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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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Death Without Living First, A Wasted Life

Death Without Living

“O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions, unto the man that hath nothing to vex him, and that hath prosperity in all things: yea, unto him that is yet able to receive meat! O death, acceptable is thy sentence unto the needy, and unto him whose strength faileth, that is now in the last age, and is vexed with all things, and to him that despaireth, and hath lost patience! Fear not the sentence of death, remember them that have been before thee, and that come after; for this is the sentence of the Lord over all flesh. And why art thou against the pleasure of the most High? there is no inquisition in the grave, whether thou have lived ten, or an hundred, or a thousand years. The children of sinners are abominable children, and they that are conversant in the dwelling of the ungodly. The inheritance of sinners’ children shall perish, and their posterity shall have a perpetual reproach. … All that are of the earth shall turn to earth again: so the ungodly shall go from a curse to destruction. The mourning of men is about their bodies: but an ill name of sinners shall be blotted out. Have regard to thy name; for that shall continue with thee above a thousand great treasures of gold. A good life hath but few days: but a good name endureth for ever. My children, keep discipline in peace: for wisdom that is hid, and a treasure that is not seen, what profit is in them both? A man that hideth his foolishness is better than a man that hideth his wisdom. … Be Ashamed of an offense before a judge and ruler; of iniquity before a congregation and people; of unjust dealing before thy partner and friend; And of theft in regard of the place where thou sojournest, and in regard of the truth of God and his covenant; and to lean with thine elbow upon the meat; and of scorning to give and take; Be not ashamed to inform the unwise and foolish, and the extreme aged that contendeth with those that are young: thus shalt thou be truly learned, and approved of all men living. “ ~Ecclesiasticus

Death Will Come

On the physical level, at least, all of us will die. Those who deny that fact, or spend most of their life and money trying to delay it as much as possible, are living a sad life that isn’t truly living at all.

There are also many who, if asked, will admit that they will one day die, yet they spend their entire life acting as if it will never happen. They make no effort to prepare for death, other than perhaps buying a cemetery plot. They don’t ask themselves when they are preparing to act “Is this something I would do if I knew I was going to die tomorrow?” But we all should think that way. The idea that it is fine to live a frivolous and pointless life for fifty or sixty years, then start doing what matters, is foolish. None of us knows how long he will live, or what condition he will be in when he reaches old age. You might be crippled or blind or have some other infirmary that prevents you from doing many things, so you can’t wait. Continue reading “Death Without Living First, A Wasted Life”

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Flesh and Spirit, Body and Soul, Journey Together

Flesh and Spirit Journey Together

“Stars faded and lit up again at the very moment when someone’s invisible hand decisively drove away the cloud which was attempting to hide the vault of heaven with an impenetrable veil. And in the silvery stellar light illuming a mountain trail, there appeared a steed — persistently pushing forward, despite the fatigue attempting to fetter his flesh. It was as though he knew his goal and was sparing no effort in trying to reach it. …

“The four-footed pilgrim was striding confidently, despite the fact that he had not climbed mountain trails before. But that was not important, because he fully trusted his rider, knowing that he had only to stumble slightly and the horseman would immediately come out of his dormant state and pull on the reins in the blink of an eye to adjust the steed’s pace and direction. Horse and rider seemed to merge with each other into a single whole. Thus, it was possible to afford rest to the man aloft, who, after gaining strength during his four-footed friend’s repose, would help free the latter from fatigue. …

“Thus, the flesh and the spirit often stride through life merged together. For the one without the other does not have the significance that is inherent in their union. The body without the spirit is dead.” ~ Parables from Shambhala by Zinovia Dushkova

The Horse

If you didn’t get it from reading the quote, the horse in the story is not a horse at all but a human’s gross body of matter. Dushkova equates it with a horse as being a way for the spirit and soul to move around. While in a sense, it is true that the body can serve that purpose, it makes it sound like the soul is helpless and cannot move without the body, so they need each other. This is not exactly true. The soul can function quite well on its own, thank you, but only on the spiritual level. It can’t really do much on the physical level. So the body is needed on the physical level but is eventually left behind. The belief that Jesus will one day appear and carry us off to Heaven while still in our physical bodies is wrong. Jesus said that flesh does not inherit the kingdom, so the physical body is our horse on this level of reality only. While here, flesh and spirit journey together in order for both to function at their best. Once we enter the spiritual realms, there is no need for—or place for—the physical body.

In the parable quoted above, the horse does not fear climbing the high mountain because it fully trusts the rider. It would be great if that were the case, but it is rarely so. Continue reading “Flesh and Spirit, Body and Soul, Journey Together”

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Passive Love and the Reign of God

“The commencement of the reign of God, and of the passive way, is very highly relished by the soul. The soul passes days, and even years, separated from creature enjoyments without weariness. It advances very much more by this way, in little time, then by all the efforts of many years. It is not without faults and imperfections, but divine love diminishes them little by little, or does not permit the soul to become disturbed by them, lest it become discouraged and its love hindered. This state is called passive love. The soul sees no cause for fear; it supposes that all the work is done, and that it has only to pass into eternity, and to enjoy this good Sovereign, who already gives himself to the soul in so much fullness.

“But in the upward progress of the soul, it becomes no longer doubtful, whether the soul is to remain in the passive enjoyment of God and his communications. The soul begins to feel a drawing, to let God not only be all things to the soul, but there to reign separate from the soul’s enjoyment of his gifts. The soul now experiences what is called, by the author of the Imitation of Christ, the exile of the heart. It hears a voice in the depth of the soul, or rather, has an impression, that God reigns there alone.” ~Madam Guyon

Reign of God

Most of us who believe in God would say that God reigns now and always. But while that is true in general, there is an exception of sorts. That exception is the material universe that we live in. Since this realm was not created by God, but by the fallen angels called the Demiurge by Gnostics, God avoids it to a large degree. This realm is ruled by the Devil or demiurge, but with limits. God will not let him go too far in his nastiness with those he controls but doesn’t stop him completely. God is basically saying that if we choose to embrace the darkness, what the darkness does to us is our own problem. Though as I already said, He won’t let the demons go too far.

Think of it in regard to this allegory. Suppose you are a parent of a teenager. Your child is fascinated by tales of vampires. When he finds out that your new neighbor is a vampire, he starts visiting the place and wants to spend much time with the vampire. You, of course, are worried that one day, the vampire will kill him. So what do you do? Why you tell your child to stay away from the vampire, of course. You don’t threaten the vampire, you warn the child to avoid him. That is what God does with regard to the fallen realm of matter. He tells us to return to His realm of spirit, but few are listening. That is not entirely our fault. As we have sunk deeper and deeper into matter, it becomes harder and harder for us to hear that call from above.

But what Madam Guyon is talking about when she refers to “The commencement of the reign of God,” is that one day this realm will become spirit again and then God will reign here as elsewhere. Continue reading “Passive Love and the Reign of God”