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Glorious Light of Beauty and Truth

“Light reveals the glories of the external world and yet is the most glorious of them all. It gives beauty, reveals beauty and is itself most beautiful. It is the analyzer, the truth-teller and the exposer of shams, for it shows things as they are. Its infinite streams measure off the universe and flow into our telescopes from stars which are quintillions of miles distance. On the other hand it descends to objects inconceivably small, and reveals through the microscope object fifty millions of times less than can be seen by the naked eye. Like all other fine forces, the movement is wonderfully soft, yet penetrating and powerful. Without its verifying influence, vegetable, animal, and human life must immediately perish from the earth, and general ruin take place. We shall do well, then, to consider this potential and beautiful principle of light and its component colors, for the more deeply we penetrate into its inner laws, the more will it present itself as a marvelous storehouse of power to vitalize, heal, refine, and delight mankind.” ~Edwin D. Babbitt

Glorious Light

The quote is from a book that was published over one hundred years ago. It is surprising, in a way, that Mr. Babbitt understood light so well when few others did. Today, research has shown that not only was he correct, but that light is even more amazing and more powerful than he thought.

Universe of Glorious Light

After decades of study and experimentation, quantum physicists have come to the conclusion that our apparently solid universe of matter is a total illusion. It is actually nothing more than a hologram made entirely of light. That deserves to be repeated: the material universe is just light! The chair you are sitting on is a ball of light. The computer (or cell phone) you are reading this on is a ball of light. You are a ball of glorious light.

One thing we have to understand about holograms. A hologram is a lot like a mirror. It is a reflection of something real. Something more real than the reflection. So the physical universe, if we accept that it is a hologram, must be a reflection of something else. That something else is the eternal universe of spirit. To be more accurate, there are nine primary dimensions to the total universe. The physical dimension is a reflection of higher ones that are spiritual. But here is the catch: the spiritual realms are made of light also! They are made of light that is more properly called glorious light that its dimmer cousin found on the level of matter. So we could say that the physical universe is a reflection of the Glorious Light of Heaven and God, the source of all light and all reality. Continue reading “Glorious Light of Beauty and Truth”

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Children of God Awakened by the Sun

“It is troublesome thing to mortify the evil Will of Self; none are willing to do it. We would all gladly be the Children of God, if we might be so with the rough garment of fallen nature about us. But this cannot be. This world passeth away, and the outward life must die; what good can the adoption of the mortal body of flesh and blood only do me?

“If we would inherit the Fillation, we must also put on the New Man which alone can inherit it, as being like the Deity. God will have no sinners in Heaven, but only such as have been born anew and become Children, and to have put on Heaven.

“Therefore it is not so easy a matter to become a Child of God, as men imagine. Indeed, it is not a troublesome thing to him that hath put on the Fillation, whose light shineth; for it is joy to such a one. …

“A man must wrestle till the dark center that is shut up tight breaketh open, and the Spark lying hid therein kindles and from thence the noble Lily-branch sprouts, as from the divine grain of mustard-seed as Christ saith. A man must pray earnestly with great humility, and for a while, become a fool of his own Reason, and see himself void of understanding therein, until Christ be formed in the new incarnation.” ~Jacob Boehme

Will of Self

When referring to the Will of Self, Boehme does not mean the ego or will in a general sense, but very specifically the type of will common in a narcissist where the person wants the entire universe to conform to his ideas rather than the other way around. The human will is not necessarily arrogant, but it is in many. If properly tamed and controlled by the higher Self, it is a useful tool while we are in the realm of matter. Without a will, we accomplish nothing, we have no desire to accomplish.

Children of God

When Boehme wrote this several hundred years ago, he was probably correct in saying that all wanted to be the Children of God. Those days are over. Today, a large part of the population question the very existence of God. Others believe in God, but think they have no responsibility to behave in any particular way, or to accomplish certain deeds to be welcomed by God into heaven.

But those of us who take God seriously and want to be part of His Kingdom, the quest to become true Children of God remains strong. We know that being children of God is not about where you were born, what church you go to, or how many crystals you own. The children of God are those who take seriously the teachings of the spiritual masters who started most major religions and the ancient mystery schools. The don’t worship Jesus, they follow His teachings. They don’t spend an hour a week in church and the rest of the week being a devoted materialist. They don’t just sit on the sofa dreaming about going to heaven so they can manifest it, they go out and follow the path all the ancients knew to get there. Continue reading “Children of God Awakened by the Sun”

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Chosen Soldiers of God and Christ

“Yeshua said, I shall choose you as one from a thousand and as two from ten thousand and they will stand as a single one.
“His students said, Show us the place where you are. We must seek it. He said to them, Whoever has ears should hear. There is light within a person of light and it shines on the whole world. If it does not shine it is dark.
“Yeshua said, Love your brother like your soul. Protect that person like the pupil of your eye.
Yeshua said, You see the speck in your brother’s eye but not the beam in your own eye. When you take the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
“If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the Shabbat as Shabbat,you will not see the father.
“Yeshua said, When you strip naked without being ashamed and take your clothes and put them under your feet like small children and trample them, then you will see the child of the living one and you will not be afraid.
“Yeshua said, Often you wanted to hear these sayings I am telling you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them. There will be days when you will seek me and you will not find me.
“Yeshua said, The Pharisees and the scholars have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered, nor have they allowed those who want to enter to go inside. You should be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.
“Yeshua said, Whoever has something in hand will be given more and whoever has nothing will be deprived of the paltry things possessed.” ~The Gospel of Thomas

One From a Thousand

When Jesus said that one from a thousand or two from ten thousand would be chosen. We are tempted to question His knowledge of basic arithmetic. “Shouldn’t one from a thousand mean five from ten thousand? We ask. But it should not be thought of that way. It is not intended as an accurate statement of statistics. Rather, He is simply saying that it is rare to find one who is ready, willing, and able to be one of the chosen. You might find, if you are lucky, one in a group of a thousand, or perhaps only two in ten thousand. Perhaps only three in a million. The point is, few meet the necessary qualifications to be one, though there are many who think they are simply because of where they were born or the church they belong to. In truth, neither of those things matters one bit. Most of the churches that call themselves Christian these days do not follow the teachings of Jesus. And when He said those of Israel were God’s Chosen, It didn’t mean the nation of Israel, but rather those who follow and obey the Will of God.

Light in a person of Light

Yes, there is light in a person of light. But that doesn’t mean the light originates within that person. Nor does it mean that the person finds that light within himself and only within himself. We do have to look within, but also without. The light comes to us from the stars, and beyond. It comes from the physical universe as well as the spiritual universes above it. It comes to us directly from the spiritual sun. We take it within ourselves and feed our body, mind, and soul with it. But it originates outside of us. Continue reading “Chosen Soldiers of God and Christ”

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Antique Mysteries, Schools and Magical Initiations

“The mysteries of the antique world appear to have been attempts –often by way of a merely magical initiation—to ‘open the immortal eyes of man inwards’: exalt his powers of perception until they could receive the messages of a higher degree of reality. In spite of much eager theorizing, it is impossible to tell how far they succeeded in this task. To those who had a natural genius for the infinite, symbols and rituals which were doubtless charged with ecstatic suggestions, and often dramatized the actual course of the Mystic Way, may well have brought some enhancement of consciousness: though hardly that complete arrangement of character which is essential of the mystic’s entrance on the true Illuminated State. Hence Plato only claims that ‘he whose initiation is recent’ can see Immortal Beauty under mortal veils’

“’O blessed he in all wise,
Who hath drank the Living Fountain
Whose life no folly staineth
And whose soul is near to God:
Whose sins are lifted pall-wise
As he worships on the mountain.’

“Thus sang the initiates of Dionysus; that mystery cult to which the Greeks seem to have expressed all they knew of the possible movement of consciousness through rites of purification to the ecstasy of the Illuminated Life.” ~Evelyn Underhill

Antique Mysteries

I prefer to call them “ancient mysteries” rather than “antique mysteries”. I think many young people today interpret antique as meaning outdated, stodgy, and superseded by new methods and technologies. Some feel the same way about “ancient mysteries,” but I think that phrase has fewer problems than “antique mysteries”.

Many who call themselves spiritual these days don’t object to either term, but to the fact that these mystery schools had students who spent years studying and gradually awakening their spiritual faculties. In this age of computers and nearly-instant gratification, they seek overnight solutions. Sadly, there are popular authors of books who give it to them—sort of. But these happy books with instant solutions are the McDonald’s of spiritual growth. They are to real spirituality what McDonald’s is to a healthy gourmet meal. The Antique Mysteries were real, not pretend. Continue reading “Antique Mysteries, Schools and Magical Initiations”

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