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Intellectual-Principle and Consciousness

“This universe is a living thing capable of including every form of life; but its Being and its modes are derived from elsewhere; that source is traced back to the Intellectual-Principle: it follows that an all-embracing archetype is in the Intellectual-Principle, which therefore must be an intellectual cosmos, that indicated by Plato in the phrase ‘The living existent’.

“Given the reason-principle (the outgoing divine idea) of a certain living thing and the matter to harbor this seed-principle, the living thing must come into being: in the same way that once there exists—an intellectual Nature, all powerful, and with nothing to check it—since nothing intervenes between it and that which is of a nature to receive it—inevitable the higher imprints form and the lower accepts it. The recipient holds the idea in division, here man, there sun, while in the giver all remains in unity.

“All that is present in the sense realm as Idea comes from the Supreme. But what is not present as Idea, does not. Thus of things conflicting with nature … is not in the seed; for a lame leg is either inborn through some thwarting of the Reason-principle or a marring of the achieved form by accident. …

“This suggests the question whether the intellective cosmos contains the forms only of the things of sense or of other existents as well.” ~Plotinus

A Living Universe

Some find it difficult to accept that the entire universe is a living thing. Many can’t even accept that the planet Earth is a living thing and that the sun is a living thing. Their disbelieve doesn’t change the reality of it, but it does hide the truth from them.

When Plotinus writes about the universe, it is often not clear if he means the physical universe of matter, the spiritual universe of energy, or a combination of both. In this case, it doesn’t really matter. The spiritual universe is alive, and so is the physical one. The proof of this is actually simple, though many will not accept it. It is this: the dead cannot generate the living. Yes, life forms can grow from the bodies of the dead, but the dead are not generating those lives. Something living must generate living beings, and it is reasonable to assume a hierarchy of generation is responsible. The Universe generates galaxies, the galaxies generate, stars and planets, the stars and planets generate life forms such as plants and animals. This is not saying that God is not the creator of those beings, but only explaining the process by which that creation takes place. It is a sort of universal assembly line where each level generates one or two levels below it. They may not even be aware that they do it, but it happens nonetheless. Continue reading “Intellectual-Principle and Consciousness”

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Unfolding Spiritual Consciousness for Growth

Unfolding Spiritual Consciousness

“As man unfolds spiritually he feels his relationship to all mankind, and he begins to love his fellowman more and more. It hurts him to see others suffering, and when it hurts him enough he tries to do something to remedy it. As time goes on and man develops, the terrible suffering which many human beings undergo today will be impossible, for the reason that the unfolding Spiritual Consciousness of the race will make the pain felt so severely by all that the race will not be able to stand it, and they will insist upon matters being remedied. From the inner recesses of the soul comes a protest against the following of the lower animal nature, and although we may put it aside for a time,it will become more and more persistent, until we are forced to heed it. The old story of each person having two advisors, one at each ear, one whispering to him to follow the higher teachings and the other tempting him to pursue the lower path, is shown to be practically true by the occult teachings regarding the three mental principles. The Intellect represents the ‘I’ consciousness of the average person. This ‘I’ has on one side the Instinctive Mind sending hin to the old desires. … On the other side is the Spiritual Mind, sending its unfolding impulses into the intellect, and endeavoring to draw the consciousness up to itself … and to cause him to master and control his lower nature.” ~William Walker Atkinson

As Man Unfolds

It would be nice if we could say that all of humanity is growing spiritually, but the truth is that only a small minority are doing so. The success of Trump, and similar politicians in several other countries, shows that a large percent of the population still clings to materialism and their lower instincts and animal nature. But now that the Sun of Righteousness is here and is growing stronger all the time, more and more people will awaken to some degree and turn toward the development of the unfolding Spiritual Consciousness which is the only way that mankind can be saved from total destruction in the years ahead. Continue reading “Unfolding Spiritual Consciousness for Growth”

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You Are a Soul So Awaken It

“By learning again that you are a soul, the increase in consciousness gained will begin to clear confusion and altered truths from your mind, while freeing your mind’s ability to think analytically. The ability to think clearly and analytically will help guide you to begin a journey to understand your spiritual self and truths, as a soul. This ability is the result of your increasing consciousness and its reawakening to soul-consciousness. The progression of increasing soul-consciousness and thinking analytically will allow you to start the process of making the mind your friend. Consciousness is a part of your beingness. That consciousness is spiritual, and being spiritual, it has a structural foundation, which is a foundation that is inclusive and quantum in nature. Spirituality is synonymous with quantum thinking, quantum truths, and quantum realities. When we use the word quantum, we are describing the essence of you. As a spiritual being, your ability to know from within is from a foundation of quantum truths. Regaining an understanding of quantum truths is a direct line to knowing yourself, as a soul. When you are regaining the truths of your soul and gaining an understanding of them—with complete knowingness—you will be thinking and living as a spiritual being. This is the early stage of quantum consciousness that is the essence of spirituality, spiritual truths, and the ability to know from within. As your conscious skills sharpen and clarify, they will help you to absorb new information and truths. This will allow you to gain an understanding of these new truths that reach their completeness in the ability to know from within.” ~Teresa Reed Conroy

You Are a Soul

The generally accepted concept by materialists who believe in a soul is that the physical body came first, followed by the mind, and finally the spirit or soul. This concept, if it were true, would make the temporary superior to the permanent, the unintelligent superior to the intelligent. That is because an offshoot of a thing can never be greater than the thing it derives from. Yes, a child can be greater than the parent, but not initially. No child is born bigger, smarter, greater than its parent. That has to happen later through development. So this common belief makes the mind greater than the soul and the body greater than the mind. Some actually believe that is true, but it isn’t. The spirit and soul, being eternal, are greater than the body or mind. Your soul existed long before your body and mind existed. It will still exist long after the physical body is dead. So given that fact, the real us, the permanent Self, is the soul, not the body.

Learn Again That You Are a Soul

Conroy is not the first to say that we are a soul, not a body, and I’m sure she won’t be the last. The statement “You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body” is generally attributed to C. S. Lewis. In actual fact, the phrase is not found in any of his writings and was used, with variations, long before the time of Lewis. How it originated, or by whom, is not particularly important. What is important is that we learn the simple fact. Since the soul is permanent, eternal, it is our real self, and we must learn that again. Not just through intellectual speculation, by through the real Knowing that the Gnostics called Gnosis.

To truly know for a fact that you are a spirit, a soul, you must first awaken your spiritual self. Some people insist this is not necessary for they were born awake. They lie. No one entering into physical life on Earth is born spiritually awake, they must be awakened by spiritual energy, and a strong desire to awaken. Mystics have known for ages that certain methods of taking in spiritual energy from the spiritual sun is the way to awaken our spiritual self, but materialistic governments kept such teaching limited and often destroyed those schools entirely. Sometimes, they replaced them with false spiritual schools that taught incomplete, and therefore ineffective, methods of awakening such as the very popular schools of meditation so prevalent today. What you should honestly ask yourself is “If these schools were really teaching spiritual growth, which automatically turns us away from materialism, why would materialistic governments be promoting them?”

So learning that you are a soul is basically learning to awaken your soul using the power of the spiritual sun. When the soul becomes awakened and conscious, you will know that you are a soul and the body but a vehicle you are temporarily using.

Consciousness is Spiritual

Yes, indeed, consciousness is spiritual, unlike intellect. What’s more, is that everything that is spirit is a part of consciousness and there are many levels of consciousness. The higher the level or frequency of consciousness, the higher or more advanced are the beings that dwell there. So if you want to communicate with bugs and toads, lower your frequencies as is done with most common forms of meditation. If you want to communicate with angels and other spiritual beings, raise your frequencies with solar energy from the spiritual sun. And beyond even the angels is the highest level of all, the level which is actually all consciousness, and we generally call that level God. You are a soul, but you have to make that soul conscious to truly realize that potential.

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Spiritual Consciousness and Mental Intellect

“As man’s Spiritual Consciousness begins to unfold, he begins to have an abiding sense of the reality of the existence of the Supreme Power, and, growing along with it, he finds the sense of Human Brotherhood f human relationship gradually coming into consciousness. He does not get these from his instinctive mind, nor does his intellect make him feel them. Spiritual Mind does not run contrary to intellect – it simply goes beyond intellect. It passes down to the intellect certain truths which it finds in its own regions of the mind, and intellect reasons about them. But they do not originate with intellect. Intellect is cold – Spiritual Consciousness is warm and alive with high feeling.

“Man’s growth towards a better and fuller Idea of the Divine Power does not come from intellect, although the latter reasons upon the impressions received and tried to form them into systems, creeds, cults, etc. Nor does the intellect give us our growing sense of the relationship between man and man – the Brotherhood of Man.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Spiritual Consciousness

The two things we have to get straight to understand this are, (1) consciousness and intellect is not the same thing, and (2) spiritual consciousness is not part of the brain-mind or material mind. Atkinson is not talking about a part of the brain or a part of the Intellect, but something completely separate. The Spiritual Consciousness is very real, but is associated with the spirit rather than the body or mind.

Reality of the Supreme Power

One of the things that we learn through Spiritual Consciousness is that the Supreme Being, or Supreme Power as Atkinson calls Him, is very real. The mind can speculate on it. The mind can even believe in God. But it does so without proof, without evidence. The Spiritual Consciousness goes beyond speculation and links one directly to the Supreme Consciousness which is God. Consciousness is a complicated thing and it’s likely that no one understands it completely. What is known is that consciousness exists at a number of levels and the goal of any real spiritual discipline is to raise ourselves to higher and higher levels until we reach the levels where Angels, and eventually God Himself, dwell and can be connected with. In some of the true tales of near-death experiences, it is clear that some of these people had a brief and temporary connection with those higher levels of Spiritual Consciousness. Those brief connections often change their lives forever. Fortunately, it is not necessary to have a near-death experience to have those connections. It can be done through diligent practice of tried-and-true spiritual disciplines. Continue reading “Spiritual Consciousness and Mental Intellect”

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