lose each other

Lose Each Other, Find Each Other

“The ways we lose each other can be very simple. One of my patients describes how he spent time with his son prior to his cancer. ‘We would hike a mountain, a difficult climb, side by side, both focused on reaching the top. Then we would come down a different way, one behind the other to the car, and drive home … I have a clear memory of these climbs, but no memory of anything my son said to me or I to him.’

“In child psychology what this man is describing is called parallel play and is normal for children between two and three. At this age, children use the same sandbox and even the same toys, but they are playing alone, next to each other and not with each other. Rather than relate to each other, they relate to a common activity which they do in parallel.

“My patient makes a great contrast between this and the way he and his son relate now. ‘I can’t do much just now, so we sit and talk. I ask him about his life and how he feels about it. For the first time, I know what is important to him, what sort of a man he is, what keeps him going. And I talk to him too. I know now that I am important to him, that he wants to spend time with me. … The mountain got between us before. I had not known that.’

“Many people live their lives in this way, sharing homes, jobs, and even families with others, but not connecting.” ~~Rachel Naomi Remen

We Lose Each Other

I think we lose each other mostly because it has become the social norm. It varies from one country to another, or one religion to another, but it seems like nearly all of us in these times hide much of what we are and what we feel.

While Ramen notes that parallel play is normal for small children, it is also normal for small children to be open and honest with everyone. They are not embarrassed to cry in public. They are not afraid to be seen getting angry over something adults consider trivial. But with time, that changes. It doesn’t change because they are getting older and more mature. It changes because they are being trained into the social norms. In many cases, that means suppressing emotions and thoughts, and it has only gotten worse in recent decades. Forty or fifty years ago, no one would have objected to a child in first grade giving another child a hug. Now that might get a note sent home to tell his parents that this child needs to keep his sexual desires under control. The idea that he is simply showing natural affection having nothing to do with sex s not believed by fully trained (brainwashed) adults. Likewise, fifty years ago a young man telling a woman at the office that he liked her dress would be perfectly acceptable as the compliment that it is. There is a possibility that the young man is attracted to the woman—so what? Now the young men would get warned that if it happened again, he would be charged with sexual harassment and probably lose his job. That is how we lose each other. We have embraced parallel play, parallel living, as the normal way to behave. We work together, but each alone. We live together, yet still alone.

Find Each Other

Yes, we do lose each other in this modern world, but we can find each other again. One way to do that is to gradually change the social norms that have created this disconnected situation. That can be done but will take decades, if not centuries. There is a better, faster, and more reliable way. We have to awaken our spiritual faculties.

When our spiritual faculties awaken, the awakened soul recognizes it’s connection with other souls. It knows that we are all part of the One, that we are never alone except in our own minds. The spiritually awakened person feels this connection, even if only on a subconscious level. Because of that, they soon start to see the oneness of all beings and all creation, even on the material level. This is why St. Francis started calling all beings, even animals and plants, his brothers and sisters. The materialist may frequently experience the way we lose each other, but the spiritual person is always connected. So find each other by awakening your spiritual Self.

live again

Live Again Through Spiritual Rebirth

“That which most men would think themselves most happy for, and would prefer before all things, if the would grant it unto them after their deaths, thou may while thou lives grant unto thyself; to live again. See the things of the world again, as thou has already seen them. For what is it else to live again? Public shows and solemnities with much pomp and vanity, stage plays, flocks and herds, conflicts and contentions; a bone thrown to a company of hungry curs; a bait for greedy fishes; the painfulness, and continual burden bearing of wretched ants, the running to and fro of terrified mice; little puppets drawn up and down with wires and nerves: these be the objects of the world among all these free from all manner of indignation; with this right ratiocination and apprehension, that as the worth is of these things which a man does affect, so is in very deed every man’s orth more of less.” ~Marcus Aurelius

Prefer to Live Again Before All Things

I’m not sure all men prefer it above all other things, but I think it is true of most of us. What we want is to live for a long time. A very long time. We want it so badly that many have accepted the idea that we are reborn into the world over and over again with very little evidence to back up the belief. But many are not just satisfied with being born again. They want to be reborn smarter, richer, more attractive, and otherwise better than they are now. Aurelius is saying that it is possible, and without waiting for death and the afterlife. You can live again now, not later.

Grant Unto Thyself

Aurelius is saying that rather than waiting for death to bring us to a better, more illuminated life, we can seek and gain that life now, while still alive on earth. This is what has been taught by mystics and mystery schools for ages, but only a few ever listened. That is changing, though, now that we are at the dawn of a new Golden Age of Spirit. The spiritual sun known as the Sun of Righteousness is now shining down on us. This is making it easier for men to awaken and develop their spiritual faculties. It is also making it more imperative since the arrival of this sun also marked the beginning of the End Times, the age when the illusions of materialism will be pushed away and the truth revealed. We are learning to live again and be reborn right where we are. Continue reading “Live Again Through Spiritual Rebirth”

the path

The Path of Truth and Joy

“”O thou that lovest, wouldst thou know
The path wherein thy feet should go?”
”Yea, teach it, Lord, to me.”
Through drear repentance leads the way,
And the shame of sin confessed—
And when thou hast trod on the world’s display,
And on the devil’s behest,
And on the flesh in its haughty pride,
And on thy helpless will,
That holds the soul of the chosen bride
In bonds and slavery still,
And when the enemy conquered lies,
And weary art thou and athirst—
Then to Him whom thou lovest lift thine eyes,
To Him who loved thee first.” Then shall He speak and say—
I hear a voice that calleth amain,
A voice of love and tears;
I have wooed, and I have listened in vain Through long, long years—
And it speaks to-day.
My heart is troubled, and I must haste To the sad sweet voice across the waste.”
. . . . . . .
And in the morning, when the dew is sweet,
She hears the gentle music of His feet— She hears Him speak and say,
I heard thy voice.”
The glorious One draws nigh;”
“Amidst the dew when all the woods rejoice
With gladsome melody.
And she arrays herself in fair attire,
In raiment of a bride;
Her mantle is the holy judgment fire
Wherein the gold is tried.
Of meek humility her stole is spun, Her robe is white as snow,
For unto Him, the High and Holy One,
She fain would go.
And thus she passeth through the forest dim,
Where holy people dwell,
And day and night, with dance and song and hymn,
Their gladness tell;
With solemn dance of praise that knows no end,
Hands linked with other hands of ancient years;
The mighty faith of Abraham His friend,
The longing of His seers;
The chaste humility of her who bore God’s blessed Son;
And all the victories that in days of yore
His saints have won—
These join in dance attuned to glorious song
And move in cadence sweet,
And multiplied as ages pass along
Are those rejoicing feet.” ~Matilda of Magdeburg

The Path

Matilda starts her poem by asking God to show her The Path. This is not a path to her home or a path through a forest. By The Path, she means the path of spiritual awakening and the path of spiritual enlightenment. This is something that many who call themselves spiritual these days don’t believe in. When false teachers are questioned about why the path they teach is so different from that taught by the ancient mystery schools, they will usually answer that there are many paths and we must each follow our own path. This idea has caught on with many, especially those who don’t like being told what to do. But it is a false teaching. Yes, it is possible to reach enlightenment by more than the tried-and-true path, but the direct path that is known to work is always the best. If you are in Paris, France, and you wish to go to Rome, you can head off in many directions, but if you head north or east it will take you forever to get there. It is best to head in the right direction. That is why smart spiritual students like Matilda ask to be shown the correct path, the one that is known to work. Continue reading “The Path of Truth and Joy”

come together

Come Together for Spiritual Growth and Protection

“Come together, O sons of the earth, and hear the angel who was sent out with the message of the skies. You came and were a gathering, you came and they gathered in you. … Wake, you who sleep. Wake, you who sleep. … The carrier of the message is on his way. … He raced laughing to the first man to tell him the message. He came and knocked on the gates and shouted, Open up at once. I have the message of the skies! …
“Who are you? My doors are locked, give me a sign so I’ll open to you and you can tell me the message. Who are you for me to open so you can tell me the message?
“I am the son of the son of the father. The son of the father has sent me to you about the message. Open, open up at once! Open the closed gates so you can be given the message! …”
“Tell me the message! The great spirit of the land of light, the cupbearer of all the aeons? Tell me the message! The land of light, the house of the father, bridal chamber of all the aeons? Tell me the message! …”
“Look, God has come wholly. Call and he will answer. Look, this is the message! …
“The virgin, the living fire has become master of the land of darkness. Carry the message! Look, the land of darkness we have wasted. We wait for you with a garland. Carry the message! …The robe of light was set on them. For them it was a bond, a shackle. Carry the message! …”
“Let’s go. They are expecting you. The light has surrounded darkness. Let’s go. … Look, god has wholly come. Call him. He will answer you.” ~The Manichaen Songbook

Song of Joy

This Manichaen song, which is much longer than the part I quoted, is one of joy and good tidings. It s a message from “above”. Meaning that it is from higher dimensions, spiritual dimensions. An angel of light has been sent with this message to those who will listen. Most of us living today are not surprised to hear that he found it difficult to get men to listen. Imagine how much worse it would be today.
Come Together Sons of the Earth
We are asked to come together. Come together to hear the “message of the skies,” which is delivered by an angel. Why come together? Because when we work together, we amplify our ability to reach higher frequencies. Together, we are better able to gain higher levels of consciousness. Also, when we come together, we can more easily ward off attacks from the demons and dark beings who don’t want our awakening.

Sons of the Son

The angel delivering the important message says he is a son of the son. This means that the angels are a creation of Christ rather than Father God. This may seem odd to many, but it isn’t Christ is the first creation of the Father. Christ is also the creative force of God. As such, it is His duty to create that which the Father desires. So in truth, the angel was created by both father and son since Christ would have not created him if he was not first “created” as a thought in the mind of the Father.
When Providence Knocks
The angels wished to share an important message but find doors and gates closed and locked. But he doesn’t give up. He calls out until someone finally listens. Listens enough, at least, to ask what message the angel had.
This description could be literally true in many cases. But it is not the literal truth that matters. It is an allegorical tale and its allegorical meaning is far more important. The closed doors and locked gates represent the spirits and souls of most men. We say we want to know everything, but in truth, many of us block spiritual knowledge from reaching us. We block it by disbelief. And if we have never bothered to awaken our spiritual faculties, that blocks spiritual messages as well. Occasionally, a little bit of that knowledge gets through by what we call intuition. The idea that we should actually converse with spiritual beings such as angels seems strange, if not impossible to most.
If we wish to receive the important messages carried to us by angelic beings, we must first awaken our spirit and soul and lose our doubts about their being a spiritual world and spiritual beings. Continue reading “Come Together for Spiritual Growth and Protection”