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Infinite Spirit and the Central Sun

Infinite Spirit

“How shall we approach this subject, which even the most advanced minds in the flesh today can but faintly comprehend? How can the finite express or comprehend the infinite? Spirit, man’s seventh principle, is the Divine Spark – our most precious inheritance from the Divine Power – a ray from the Central Sun – the real Self. Words cannot express it. Our minds fail to grasp it. It is the soul of the Soul. To understand it we must understand God, for Spirit is a drop from the Spirit Ocean – a grain of sand from the shores of the infinite – a particle of the Sacred Flame. It is the something within us which is the cause of our evolution through all the weary ages. It was the first to be, and yet it will be the last to appear in full Consciousness.

“When man arrives at a full consciousness of Spirit, he will be so much higher than man that such a being is at present inconceivable to the intellect. Confined in many sheaths of matter, it has waited through the long and weary ages for even a faint recognition. … Man will ascend many steps of development – from man to archangel – before Spirit will fully claim its own.” ~William Walker Atkinson

Faintly Comprehend

There are many people today who believe they fully understand the spirit and soul and the complete and complex structure that is a human being, but very few of them actually do. I am not claiming to be one of them, yet I think I have been given a better understanding of it as a student of Cosolargy than most others who call themselves spiritual. It is a simple fact, as Atkinson states, that the human mind is not capable of understanding spirit and soul as they exist outside the limitations of matter which is all the mind can truly understand.

Ray of the Central Sun

I have quoted Atkinson and others in older posts about the concept of the Central Sun. The idea is rarely explained but is fairly obvious. If there are many suns, there must be a Central Sun, a Lead Sun, a Sun that is the greatest of all suns. But why should we as spiritual students care about any sun, let alone some theoretical Central Sun? We should care because of what the prophet Malachi told us about the coming Sun of Righteousness, which is here, now, in our time! Just as physical beings and even physical objects have a spirit, so does a star or sun. Planets and moons have spirits too, of course, but it is the Spiritual Suns that matter to us. The Spiritual Suns are all linked on a spiritual and energetic level with every other sun including that great Central Sun.

There are suns within us as well. The energy centers commonly called chakras are, in a very real way, miniature suns. As such, they connect us to other suns, stars, and the Central Sun.

Spirit Ocean

It is true that our spirit is a drop in the spirit ocean, but it is not like matter. When you put a drop of water in the ocean, it quickly blends with all other drops and becomes indistinguishable. It loses all individuality. Some spiritual schools teach that such an end to the Self is the goal, but it isn’t. We have a spirit Self for a reason. I think a more apt comparison is that of an individual brink in a grat wall of many bricks, or, as Atkinson also notes, a grain of sand on an infinite beach. The tiny grain of sand may seem insignificant, but it is part of that great infinite shore that offers solace to those drowning in the illusions of matter. And like the bricks in the brick wall, each grain of sand remains an individual though being very much a part of the infinite shore of spiritual reality. We cannot claim to be infinite spirit, but only a small part of it. While it is true, to some degree, that like a hologram, the whole is in every part, none of us who is honest can claim to understand the whole physical universe, let alone the spiritual one. So while we are a part of that whole, we don’t yet comprehend the whole.

Full Consciousness

There are many levels of consciousness. We are not at the highest, but the good news is we are not at the lowest level either (though we may question that with some). Indeed, even within the human race, we are at several different levels of consciousness. The even better news is that we are capable of developing our spirit and soul and slowly, over a period of years, raising their consciousness to higher and higher levels until we reach the level where we are one with Infinite Spirit and Infinite Consciousness. When we reach that level, we will comprehend the whole of reality and truly be Infinite Spirit. First, however, we must start by turning to the Spiritual Sun to awaken our spirits and souls.

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Saints Resisted Sin Out of Love

“For the sake of love all the saints resisted sin, not showing any regard for this present life and they endured many forms of death, in order to be seperated from the world and unified with themselves and with God, joining together in themselves the broken fragments of human nature. For this is the true and undefiled theosophy of the faithful. Its consummation is goodness and truth – if indeed goodness as compassion and truth as devotion to God in faith are the marks of love. It unites men to God and to one another, and on this account contains the unchanged permanence of all blessings.

“The actualization and proof of perfect love for God is a genuine and willing attitude of goodwill towards one’s neighbor. ‘For he who does not love his brother whom he has seen,’ says St John, ‘cannot love God whom he has not seen’ (1 John 4:20).

“The way of truth is love. The Logos of God called Himself the way; and those who travel on this way He presents; purified from every stain, to God the Father.

“This is the door through which a man enters into the Holy of Holies and is brought to the vision of the unapproachable beauty of the Holy and Royal Trinity.” ~The Philokalia

Saints Resisted Sin

What it meant to resist sin varies depending on the religion, and even on different churches within the same religion. Christians and Jews have the Ten Commandments to follow. But the Laws of God are more complicated than those basic rules. It can be expressed simply by saying that sin is anything that opposes the Will of God. It has also been said that sin is ignorance of God, because anyone who truly knows God would not violate His laws.

No Regard for the Present Life

I don’t think this is entirely true. There are many saints in various religions who spent much of their lives fighting for religious freedom and the human rights of their people. Moses took on the Pharaoh. Gandhi took on the British colonialist in India. So I think it is more accurate to say that saints place the spiritual life of themselves and others ahead of physical life on Earth. They are, in almost all cases, willing to fight against those persons, organizations, and forces that prevent people from practicing their spiritual growth methods. Continue reading “Saints Resisted Sin Out of Love”

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The Philosopher’s Stone Allegory

Philosopher’s Stone Allegory

“The philosophers have prefixed most occult names to this matter of the [Philosopher’s] Stone, grounded on mere similitude. Arnold, observing this, says in his ‘Rosary’ that the greatest difficulty is to find out the material of this stone; for they have called it vegetable, animal, and mineral, but not according to the literal sense, which is well known to such wise men as have had experience of divine secrets and miracles of this same stone. For example, Raymond Lully’s ‘Lunaria’ may be cited. This gives flowers of admirable virtue familiar to the philosophers themselves; but it was not the intention of those philosophers that you should think they meant thereby any projection upon metals, or that any such preparations should be made; but the abstruse mind of the philosophers had another intention. In like manner, they called their matter by the name of Martagon, to which they applied an occult alchemical operation; when, notwithstanding that name, it denotes nothing more than a hidden similitude. … Hence people conceived a vain idea. At a certain fixed time they rooted up the vegetable from which they sought for a soul of quintessence, wherefrom they might make a coagulating and transmuting tincture. But hence arose nothing save a foolish error.” ~Paracelsus

Literal and Allegorical

It is a simple fact that the word “literal” has become very overused today. So overused, that many people simply cannot conceive of someone writing entire books that are not intended to be taken literally. This is especially true of spiritual books like the Christian Bible, and the Hindu Upanishads, which may have some literal tales in them, but are mostly allegorical.

The Philosopher’s Stone

The Philosopher’s Stone is one of the best-known spiritual allegories, yet few realize that it is an allegory. They think it is an actual stone, a piece of rock with spiritual or magical powers. It isn’t. As Paracelsus notes, there has been much discussion and entire books written about what the Philosopher’s Stone is made from, some giving directions on how to make one yourself. They are made from minerals, plant extracts, animal parts, or combinations of many of those things. None of them actually succeed in producing a real philosopher’s stone because it is an allegory. Continue reading “The Philosopher’s Stone Allegory”

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Spiritual Hunger in a Physical World

Spiritual Hunger and Thirst

“Could we receive God Himself into our comprehension. He would give Himself to us without intermediary; but this is impossible to us because we are too narrow and too little to comprehend God. And therefore He pours His gifts into us according to the measure of our comprehension and the worthiness of our practices. For the fruitful unity of God ever abides above the unity of our powers and ever demands of us likeness in love and in virtues. And that is why we are touched again and again, that we may each time be renewed and become more like Him in the virtues. And, through these renewed touches, the spirit falls into hunger and thirst, and would taste through and through, and pass through the whole abyss in a storm of love, that thereby it may be satisfied. Hence there comes an eternal, hungry craving., and an eternal desire and striving after God, each according to its nobleness and the measure in which it has been touched by God; yet God remains eternally incomprehensible by way of our active desires, and therefore there abides in us, together with all saints, an eternal hunger, and an eternal desirous introversion. And in the meeting with God, the radiance and the heat are so great and so limitless that all spirits must fail in their activity, and must melt and vanish away in sensible love in the unity of their spirit. And here they must passively endure as sheer creatures the working of God. And here our spirit and Divine grace and all our virtues are one sensible love without activity, for our spirit has spent itself and has itself become love. And here the spirit is simple and susceptible of all gifts and is capable of every virtue.” ~John of Ruysbroeck

The Hunger

The spirit falls into hunger and thirst, but it is not a hunger for food or a thirst for water. It is a spiritual hunger, a hunger to be linked again to heaven and all the Light Beings who dwell there, including God. It is a hunger to be something more than a mortal being of matter struggling for decades to simply exist on this fallen world, only to die in the end. Many feel this hunger, but have no idea what it is. They try to satisfy it with material things because it is all that they know or believe in. If they believe in God at all, they believe in the god of matter, not the true God of Spirit. So they seek to satisfy that spiritual hunger with a “food” that can never satisfy it. If they are scientists, they try to discover more and more new things about the realm of matter. If they are preachers, they try to have the biggest church building and biggest congregation without realizing that the size of the building or the congregation has nothing to do with the number of souls actually awakened and saved. If they are businessmen, they try to be among the most successful businessmen ( or women) in the world, not realizing that true success is not measured by the size of your bank account or stock portfolio. What is really sad is that so many people have now fallen into the traps and illusions of matter that they think these greedy people are the pinnacle of success, when they are actually complete failures because they keep trying to satisfy a spiritual hunger with material success. Continue reading “Spiritual Hunger in a Physical World”

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