“Doth either the sun take upon him to do that which belongs to the rain? Or his son Aesculapius that which unto the earth doth properly belong? How is it with every one of the stars in particular? Though they all differ one from another, and have their several charges and functions by themselves, do they not all nevertheless concur and cooperate to one end?
“If so be that the gods have deliberated in particular of those things that should happen unto me, I must stand to their deliberation, as discrete and wise. For that a god should be an imprudent god, is a thing hard even to conceive: and why should they resolve to do me hurt? For what profit either unto them or the universe (which they specially take care for) could arise from it? But if so be that they have not deliberated of me in particular, certainly they have of the whole in general, and those things which in consequences and coherence of this general deliberation happen unto me in particular, I am bound to embrace and accept.” ~Marcus Aurelius
Sun and Rain in Cooperation
Aurelius is correct in saying that the sun doesn’t try to do the job of the rain. Neither does winter try to do the job of summer. Frogs do not injure themselves trying to fly and squirrels don’t try to swim underwater like fish. Each thing has its own purpose and its own environment to live in. When they try to usurp that of another species, chaos ensues. Fortunately, that rarely happens.
While the point Aurelius is making is true, there is one thing he misses. The sun is more involved in the activities of other forces and beings than he thinks. Studies in modern times have shown that patterns of sunspots and other cycles on the sun can be used to predict such things as earthquakes and hurricanes. So you might say that while it is true that the sun doesn’t do the job of the rain, the sun may often act as a kind of supervisor directed the rain and the wind, the sky and the earth.
For Everything There is a Purpose
Everything has its own purpose and there is nothing that does not have a purpose. It may be that the only purpose of some things is to irritate and annoy us humans, or make us sick, but that is still a purpose. Sometimes, we need to be taught humility. The important thing is that each thing, each being, must serve its own purpose and not try to do the job of another.
Just take your physical body as an example. If your liver suddenly decided it wanted to do the job of the heart, and the heart wanted to do the job of the stomach, you wouldn’t last long. Your heart is not equipped to digest food and your liver can’t pump blood like the heart does. When each part does its own job and all of them work together in harmony you live a long and healthy life. When your body parts don’t do their job, or try to do something else, you end up getting cancer or having a heart attack. So it is not only important for each thing to do its job, it also has to do it in cooperation and harmony with the other parts.
That need isn’t limited to our physical bodies. Our planet is a physical body. The universe of matter is a physical body. On all levels, that cooperation and coordination must happen to keep things going smoothly. When one species on Earth does whatever it wants with no regard for others, disasters happen. When one planet get out of harmony with the universe, it has to be stopped. Either something will be done to get the planet back in line, or it will be destroyed. The overall health and harmony of the universe is more important than and one planet or star.
The Physical and the Spiritual
There also has to be harmony and cooperation between the spiritual and physical levels of reality. Even though the physical universe is an error created by the Demiurge, the fallen angels, it must function with the other levels. It does that to a large degree, but not as much as necessary. That is why it must be changed back into spirit. Spirit always stays in harmony, matter doesn’t. Matter doesn’t accept the superiority of the spiritual universe so it doesn’t cooperate with it any more than it has to.
One reason why cooperation and harmony doesn’t always work well is because there are so many things and beings to cooperate with. This is where a hierarchal structure comes into play. It is where a supervisor is needed. God is he ultimate supervisor of all of it. He may give some such powers to his angels, but God Himself still remains in charge. It was only when the fallen angels decided to do things on their own that the aberration of the physical universe happened. If they had stayed within God’s law, everything would have remained in harmony and we wouldn’t have death and disease. But that cooperation and harmony must be maintained. For that reason, the physical universe must be repaired.
“In the first place, though we are constantly affected more or less by the multitude of psychic vibrations beating upon us, still the greater part of them do not consciously impress us. For an example, we have but to consider how few of the sounds or sights of a busy street are impressed upon our consciousness. We here and see only a few of the things which attract our attention and interest. The rest are lost to us, although our eyes and ears receive them all. In the same way, we are impressed only by the stronger vibrations which reach us, and then only by those which we have attracted to ourselves, or which prove attractive to us by reason of our own likes and dislikes.
“In the second place, the effect of certain thought vibrations is neutralized by the effect of the vibrations of thoughts of an opposite character. Just as a mixture of black and white produces the neutral color of gray.” ~William Walker Atkinson
Psychic Thought Vibration
Thoughts do create energy, and energy does work. The idea that you can make anything you want become real, known today as “manifesting,” is popular. The quote concentrates more on how incoming thought energy affects each of us.
Could you imagine how horrible it would be if every thought we received was allowed to affect our behavior? The guy across the street thinks that he needs to go to the library, and the thought hits you and you turn and head to the library. But you only get a few feet, and another thought hits you and you turn to the donut shop instead. Then before reaching Donut Dude’s, you jump into a cab and head off to work because of another thought picked up. At this rate, you would never get anywhere. Fortunately, it doesn’t work like that.
Just as street noise gets all mixed together into a fairly neutral drone that we hardly notice, the thoughts of hundreds of other people bombarding our subconscious mind constantly become so mixed together they become jumbled and meaningless. That is a good thing. The only thoughts that do have an effect are those which we strongly agree with, and those that are sent with must stronger energy than average.
Universal Thought Vibration
So many people today have fallen for the idea that the universe exists for no other purpose than to be our servant and do whatever we want it to do. And, of course, it will do that without any charge whatsoever.
If a person standing on a street corner in a city is bombarded with the conflicting thoughts of hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals, think how much more confused it is for this being they call “the universe”. Billions of people are sending thoughts out into the universe. Yet, the universe, which is believed to be able to do anything, is supposed to sort them all out and make them all happen. What happens when they conflict? If a thousand are wishing to be president, they can’t all get their wish granted. How doe this Mr. Universe decide?
The Universe is Conscious
If you do believe that this Universe can do such wonderful things than you have to believe that this Universe is intelligent, conscious. That, at least, is true. In fact, the Universe, which is just the name some people use for God when they fear religion for some reason, is All Consciousness. The source and be-all of consciousness. We are mere bricks in the wall of consciousness. The universe is the entire wall. So guess what? If that great consciousness wants something to happen, it will. It doesn’t have to get your permission. It doesn’t care if it conflicts with your personal wishes. It’s thought vibration creates everything. And Universe will do exactly as it pleases. It isn’t because it is bossy or arrogant. It is because it is all-knowing. When you know everything, you know what is the right thing to do in any situation. So God/Universe does what it knows should be done. It takes no orders from us. But if you do want God’s help, here is the way to get the help you need. Say “God, (Universe, if you prefer) give me what I most need at this time.”
“But,” you might ask, “what about those who insist that manifesting their thought vibrations has worked for them on several occasions.” The answer is that it is often just a coincidence. But when it is really manifesting, the one granting your wish isn’t God, the Universe, or even a genie. It’s the Devil or Demiurge. This is especially true if you are asking for material things. The Lord of matter, called the Demiurge by Gnostics, is happy to grant such wishes. And put it on your tab. And when He decides your bill is due and he comes to collect, he will choose what he wants in payment, not you.
“How it was ever supposed that the Hebrew alphabet of twenty-two letters, together with various geometrical symbols might serve to represent the entire moving pattern of the universe is not now easy to understand; but since all ancient philosophy, religion, magic the arts and sciences were based on the concept of a correspondence between numbers and cosmic law, it is impossible to appreciate the history of the past without some actual experience. …
“Plato gives a remarkable account in ‘Cratylos’ of the origin of language and letters. The philosopher is asked whether there is any particular significance in names. … The answer given is that despite appearances the matter is by no means so simple. Words are the tools of expression, and the making of these, as of any other tools, is the task of a skilled craftsman. … Language has grown corrupt over the ages, … but all names were originally formed on certain principles.” ~John Michell
Relationship of Numbers and Letters
While there has been a revival of numerology and gematria to some extent, I think few people understand the relationship of numbers and letters, words, and phrases. Yet in many ancient documents such as the Bible and the Upanishads, the numeric value of a word or phrase was often more significant than the literal meaning of the words. This, unfortunately, is something totally lost in recent translations of the Bible.
The academics doing the translating are experts in the literal meaning of words, but not their numeric value. The resulting translations are therefore seriously flawed. They turn meaningful rules like “Thou shalt not kill,” into “Thou shalt not murder,” because they didn’t understand that the person writing the ancient Greek version was choosing his words based on their numeric value rather than simply on literal meaning.
Pattern of the Universe
Even the flawed material universe still follows Divine Proportion most of the time. The relationship of numbers and letters matters here as elsewhere. If it didn’t it would quickly fall apart. The ancients knew about divine proportion and used it in almost everything. The rules of music, art, architecture, and even the proportions of a vase or jar followed those rules whenever possible. They understood that a harmonious world is a peaceful one. On the other hand, it’s a safe bet that when you find a people who are angry, argumentative, always at war, etc. they do not follow divine proportion and sacred numbers in their arts and sciences. Continue reading “Relationship of Numbers and Letters, Words, and Phrases”
“The Lipika, from the word lipi, ‘writing’, means literally the ‘Scribes.’ Mystically, these Divine Beings are connected with Karma, the Law of Retribution,for they are the recorders or Annalists who impress on the (to us) invisible tablets of the Astral Light, … a faithful record of every act, and even thought, of man, of all that was, is, or ever will be, in the phenomenal universe. … As it is the Lipika who project into objectivity from the passive Universal Mind the ideal plan of the universe, upon which the ‘builders’ reconstruct the Cosmos after every Pralaya, it is they who stand parallel to the Seven Angels of the Presence, who the Christians recognize in the seven ‘Planetary Spirits’ or the ‘Spirits of the Stars.’” ~H. P. Blavatsky
Are the Lipika real? Are there really beings, angels perhaps, who have the job of recording everything that is said or done into the Akashic Records? That is debatable. My personal feeling is that they do not exist. They are an allegory for a process that is automatic. There is no need for some being to record our deeds. The deeds record themselves. There is no need for beings to write down our thoughts, thoughts record themselves. So the real karmic scribes are thoughts. Ours, and the thoughts of all other beings.
What this means is that there is no way to hide any thoughts or deeds from those karmic scribes since the thoughts themselves generate the Akashic Records. You can’t keep the thoughts to yourself. You can’t hide the deed from the scribes. Karma is always listening, always recording.
The physical universe, the universe of matter, is what Blavatsky is talking about. She says these karmic scribes record everything that happens in this universe. What about the spiritual realms? While she doesn’t mention them here, I think it is reasonable to assume that all thoughts on that level get recorded as well, though possibly to a different “library.” Continue reading “Karmic Scribes of the Physical Universe”