In the Ground of Being We Encounter Love and Peace


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Beyond the dominance of the mind, we rest in the ground of our being where we can soar as high as we want in infinite space filling our self with love and peace. There is a ground beyond our individual ideas and beliefs created and framed in a greater Ground of Being along with 8 billion other people.  When we can no longer talk about it, we seem to meet in the playing field of peace, love and joy far away from the ideas that we label right and wrong. It is so easy to get caught up and attached to our own view of the world forgetting that it is only our way of seeing things or our opinion. The good thing is we are not locked inside our individual ground of being because when we look up to the sky we discover we are in the midst of a dependable, responsible universe that responds to our needs and aspirations.

In our own minds we trap ourselves in an inescapable tunnel of dark and limited ideas refusing to open our eyes and turning our backs to the expanse of space and the creations around us. Relief from our disturbances, disappointments and irritations seem to come in the paradoxes and uncertainty that percolates up from deep within our individual ground of being, I like to call the soul. It might happen at our child’s birthday party, a ritual, sunset or another form of surrender to something greater than our tyrant of reason. The remedy does not really matter as long as it frees us from the confines of our limited thinking because we can’t create a new reality with the same ideas that limited our experience.

The Theoretical Quantum Physicist Amit Goswami said that for many years quantum physics had been giving indications that there are levels of reality other than the material level. String theory’s view of the fundamental nature of matter differs significantly from that of traditional particle physics where the universe is more mechanical. According to string theory, the fundamental objects underlying all matter are strings of energy that cannot be seen vibrating in loops or segments. They are not made up of atoms, electrons, protons or quarks, but their oscillations and changeability are basic to them. This theory requires that we open up and accept the existence of more dimensions in the universe, a preternatural, supernatural Ground of Being where these strings of energy percolate up.

This enchanting idea was also mentioned by Meister Eckhart who talks about God being a Ground of our Being surrounding and penetrating every being and thing, but is no-thing. It persists and is present whether the church approves of it not or whether we want to believe in one particular religious institution because while church attendance decreases, our spiritual yearning refuse to go away. … “It transcends both the drives of the nonrational unconsciousness and the structures of the rational conscious…the ecstatic character of faith does not exclude its rational character although it is not identical with it, and it includes nonrational strivings without being identical with them. ‘Ecstasy’ means ‘standing outside of oneself’ – without ceasing to be oneself – with all the elements which are united in the personal center.” (Paul Tillich)

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The People Who Love Hell Are in Heaven


In the grace and comfort of unity, a spiritual experience encounters a new heaven and a new earth where everything is united. The confusions on the physical plane, the duality of the sins and miseries of the mind are not remembered or renewed in a spiritual experience. In the present moment harmony we see the balance and unity of opposites because a center of heaven on earth has glory even in our sorrows because when we are at our lowest point we are also the most open to change and a new life. The beast in us can lay in peace with our innocence in our renewal where we become whole or holy. We just need a paradigm shift so the mind in not trapped in the brain and opens to the awareness of being a part of the unified force field where we interact with the universe. If we make this shift in consciousness our story becomes a love story and we stop blaming others for our misfortune as we reinterpret our memories, which in Christianity is the process of forgiveness. Forgiveness is not something we carry out for other people, it does not mean we give a positive response to their behavior or trust them because it is just something that is essential for ourselves to move on to enjoy the peace and goodness that is all around us. Forgiveness takes a strong person and is a sign that one is ready to move on with life. It is a letting go on negative emotions, a spiritual process to love and heal from a person who has wronged us and to keep them from doing away with our freedom.
Science is helping us to reinterpret the universe by showing us that everything in the universe is connected without boundaries or restrictions and that we are a part of the universe and are totally responsible for our character and our choices. Ignore the criticisms and judgments of the mind and listen to the Divinity within because the mind is asking the questions, but it is the soul that answers them. We begin to see through the soul’s perspective when we realize our connection to the universe, open ourselves to love and let the soul show the way. We are a part of the infinite, but somehow we do the most difficult thing, which is to separate ourselves from the infinity within our mind with our mind. The spirit is always there connected with everything in eternity; we just need to remove the obstructions that keep us from it. Jung called the harmonizing, the awareness of our unity with the infinite synchronicity. “Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.” (Carl Jung) It is happening right now with coincidences, communications, lessons and everything we need being sent to us from the universe at just the right time when we line up with it instead of demanding the universe change for us.
God is present in the moment, but if we try to grasp or control it, it is not there because we are living in the mind and that means we are either in the past or the future mode while eternity is happening right now and can’t be controlled. The past, the present and the future are in the here and now along with God at the same time, the problem is our mind is linear and thinks in only one mode at a time so they are in the present together, but our mind is not. Christian mysticism communicates to us that we can’t contain or restrict the present moment because it is infinity but there is a way to slow down, know and experience the harmony, synchronicity and peace in it. God is always in infinity, we are the ones that are sporadic, sometimes here and sometimes there in the ocean of pure consciousness while our behavior acts like a wave, connected and separate on the surface. The mind is in the space time continuum so it can imprison and constrict our identity by presenting us as a mind, brain and body, but we are not in them because they are within us. We just need to start identifying with the soul to perceive that the wave is connected to the ocean of pure consciousness in order to feel light and full of joy. The difficulty is in silencing the mind that worries and bothers us with control issues to create our future while the soul is aware of our destiny evolving naturally as we expand and open up to what is around us.
Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” This provides us with a functional answer to the many problems of our present life because this call for love tells us that we are united and that no other person is separate or apart in God’s spiritual encounter. Recognizing that we are all one in God’s mindfulness gives us full protection in His unity by integrating our individual life with the world around us and providing a basic harmony and equilibrium in our hearts and minds. This quiets the mind because creation becomes a tapestry of loving relationships at different levels. The delight and mental high begins with loving who you are at this time no matter what you have done as we need to start at a level we are capable of accepting. It is not a matter of waiting until we have reached an elevated level or certain intensity because all states of love and unity are available right now. Love is timeless with all possibilities in the past and future existing now in the unity of this present moment so we can love the impurities we start with because they are the motivating factor to awaken the self. We are in the infinite and are not going to pass through infinity without making a mistake. The road to heaven passes through hell so the people who love hell are in heaven because in their peace they can deal with anything, are not afraid of anything and know that nothing happens by chance, but by choice. The mystics of every religion talk about this unity, the new physics is talking about it and the Christian mystics past and present are talking about it in the closet of the church. The problem is the church keeps it secret with a locked door that is hard to get in and out of. Thomas Carlyle, a Calvinist stated that the soul gives unity to what it looks at with love. The soul knows things the mind does not understand so no one can threaten, offend or upset us if we are standing inside it because it can go so high negativity can’t reach it.

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Our Body, Mind and Soul as a Spiritual Unit


We see, hear, taste, smell and feel gross energy with the help of our mind, but at the same time we can experience a subtle energy that contributes to a new perspective that opens our mind to a new view point and opportunities. There is a limit to our senses and this boundary marks the experience of gross life because the subtle energy fields are out of our ordinary range of involvement, but they stir up something inside us. Technology has shown us that there are subtle levels in our world, which we are not aware of because our senses are limited to the gross strata only. In order to experience these finer energies of life, it is necessary to improve the sense of being by aligning with the soul in order to witness what is beyond what you see with the five senses. The undetected energies inside and surrounding us have an effect on our being so they need to be comprehended and appreciated. We can do this by phasing in the awareness of our subconscious and unconscious mind in order to reflect on our belief system, our thoughts and the intuitive energies that influence our lives. One does not perceive, comprehend or control the soul because it is not mechanical, but mindfulness of it grows within like a mustard seed in the earth. Slowly but surely as we understand ourselves, the consciousness of the soul is revealed to the unconscious and subconscious because they are the first to approve and support it while it is streaming through all the levels of our existence on the physical plane where changes are made. Our soul is extremely refined, subtle and elusive so it affects our material life by filling our hearts and minds with love and making life very simple. The soul by description is spiritual so it enables us to live our lives wholly or holly above our nature what Christian mystics would call the Supernatural life. The Supernatural life is a spiritual journey leading to an association and relationship with God that should inspire and fill the body with energy. Every set of guidelines in all the holy scriptures in the world are attached to this experience and every practice of the church needs to be concerned with experiencing the Divinity within. The Bible tells us that Jesus said, “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Many Christians align themselves to the soul through contemplation, service to humanity, deep prayer, Lectio Divina, study of theology, devotion to Jesus or following the lives of the saints and yes centering prayer. There is not a single right way to mature and carry out the work of the soul. Only you know what you love to do so it is up to each one of us to choose and be responsible for what is best for us to engage in to cultivate our energy to its highest degree of application. Identifying with the loving energy of the soul is the Christian thing to do because the positive influence of Christ’s consciousness becomes a purposeful force at the core of our being for change in us and the world. Christ through this inner experience increases our knowledge of the finer strata of existence showing the way to serve by aligning with the soul experience. This perception of subtle consciousness leads the mind to set up the brain as an electrical condenser ready to send energy to any nerve setting appropriate to power action. Energy is communicated and charged to every part of the body aiding nerves, the brain, and contracting muscles to make the mind fruitful, the body whole, and the nerves steady. This vitality, life and power from the clear view of the soul are not entitlements, but an awareness that can be used to uplift the bleak and aide the poor making our mind and purpose stronger so more people can be helped. When the apostles first followed Jesus, he had not risen from the dead so they followed him not because of the Bible, but because he proclaimed the Divinity Within We see, hear, taste, smell and feel gross energy with the help of our mind, but at the same time we can experience a subtle energy that contributes to a new perspective that opens our mind to a new view point and opportunities. There is a limit to our senses and this boundary marks the experience of gross life because the subtle energy fields are out of our ordinary range of involvement, but they stir up something inside us. Technology has shown us that there are subtle levels in our world, which we are not aware of because our senses are limited to the gross strata only. In order to experience these finer energies of life, it is necessary to improve the sense of being by aligning with the soul in order to witness what is beyond what you see with the five senses. The undetected energies inside and surrounding us have an effect on our being so they need to be comprehended and appreciated. We can do this by phasing in the awareness of our subconscious and unconscious mind in order to reflect on our belief system, our thoughts and the intuitive energies that influence our lives. One does not perceive, comprehend or control the soul because it is not mechanical, but mindfulness of it grows within like a mustard seed in the earth. Slowly but surely as we understand ourselves, the consciousness of the soul is revealed to the unconscious and subconscious because they are the first to approve and support it while it is streaming through all the levels of our existence on the physical plane where changes are made. Our soul is extremely refined, subtle and elusive so it affects our material life by filling our hearts and minds with love and making life very simple. The soul by description is spiritual so it enables us to live our lives wholly or holly above our nature what Christian mystics would call the Supernatural life. The Supernatural life is a spiritual journey leading to an association and relationship with God that should inspire and fill the body with energy. Every set of guidelines in all the holy scriptures in the world are attached to this experience and every practice of the church needs to be concerned with experiencing the Divinity within. The Bible tells us that Jesus said, “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Many Christians align themselves to the soul through contemplation, service to humanity, deep prayer, Lectio Divina, study of theology, devotion to Jesus or following the lives of the saints and yes centering prayer. There is not a single right way to mature and carry out the work of the soul. Only you know what you love to do so it is up to each one of us to choose and be responsible for what is best for us to engage in to cultivate our energy to its highest degree of application. Identifying with the loving energy of the soul is the Christian thing to do because the positive influence of Christ’s consciousness becomes a purposeful force at the core of our being for change in us and the world. Christ through this inner experience increases our knowledge of the finer strata of existence showing the way to serve by aligning with the soul experience. This perception of subtle consciousness leads the mind to set up the brain as an electrical condenser ready to send energy to any nerve setting appropriate to power action. Energy is communicated and charged to every part of the body aiding nerves, the brain, and contracting muscles to make the mind fruitful, the body whole, and the nerves steady. This vitality, life and power from the clear view of the soul are not entitlements, but an awareness that can be used to uplift the bleak and aide the poor making our mind and purpose stronger so more people can be helped. When the apostles first followed Jesus, he had not risen from the dead so they followed him not because of the Bible, but because he proclaimed the Divinity Within We see, hear, taste, smell and feel gross energy with the help of our mind, but at the same time we can experience a subtle energy that contributes to a new perspective that opens our mind to a new view point and opportunities. There is a limit to our senses and this boundary marks the experience of gross life because the subtle energy fields are out of our ordinary range of involvement, but they stir up something inside us. Technology has shown us that there are subtle levels in our world, which we are not aware of because our senses are limited to the gross strata only. In order to experience these finer energies of life, it is necessary to improve the sense of being by aligning with the soul in order to witness what is beyond what you see with the five senses. The undetected energies inside and surrounding us have an effect on our being so they need to be comprehended and appreciated. We can do this by phasing in the awareness of our subconscious and unconscious mind in order to reflect on our belief system, our thoughts and the intuitive energies that influence our lives. One does not perceive, comprehend or control the soul because it is not mechanical, but mindfulness of it grows within like a mustard seed in the earth. Slowly but surely as we understand ourselves, the consciousness of the soul is revealed to the unconscious and subconscious because they are the first to approve and support it while it is streaming through all the levels of our existence on the physical plane where changes are made. Our soul is extremely refined, subtle and elusive so it affects our material life by filling our hearts and minds with love and making life very simple. The soul by description is spiritual so it enables us to live our lives wholly or holly above our nature what Christian mystics would call the Supernatural life. The Supernatural life is a spiritual journey leading to an association and relationship with God that should inspire and fill the body with energy. Every set of guidelines in all the holy scriptures in the world are attached to this experience and every practice of the church needs to be concerned with experiencing the Divinity within. The Bible tells us that Jesus said, “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Many Christians align themselves to the soul through contemplation, service to humanity, deep prayer, Lectio Divina, study of theology, devotion to Jesus or following the lives of the saints and yes centering prayer. There is not a single right way to mature and carry out the work of the soul. Only you know what you love to do so it is up to each one of us to choose and be responsible for what is best for us to engage in to cultivate our energy to its highest degree of application. Identifying with the loving energy of the soul is the Christian thing to do because the positive influence of Christ’s consciousness becomes a purposeful force at the core of our being for change in us and the world. Christ through this inner experience increases our knowledge of the finer strata of existence showing the way to serve by aligning with the soul experience. This perception of subtle consciousness leads the mind to set up the brain as an electrical condenser ready to send energy to any nerve setting appropriate to power action. Energy is communicated and charged to every part of the body aiding nerves, the brain, and contracting muscles to make the mind fruitful, the body whole, and the nerves steady. This vitality, life and power from the clear view of the soul are not entitlements, but an awareness that can be used to uplift the bleak and aide the poor making our mind and purpose stronger so more people can be helped. When the apostles first followed Jesus, he had not risen from the dead so they followed him not because of the Bible, but because he proclaimed the Divinity Within We see, hear, taste, smell and feel gross energy with the help of our mind, but at the same time we can experience a subtle energy that contributes to a new perspective that opens our mind to a new view point and opportunities. There is a limit to our senses and this boundary marks the experience of gross life because the subtle energy fields are out of our ordinary range of involvement, but they stir up something inside us. Technology has shown us that there are subtle levels in our world, which we are not aware of because our senses are limited to the gross strata only. In order to experience these finer energies of life, it is necessary to improve the sense of being by aligning with the soul in order to witness what is beyond what you see with the five senses. The undetected energies inside and surrounding us have an effect on our being so they need to be comprehended and appreciated. We can do this by phasing in the awareness of our subconscious and unconscious mind in order to reflect on our belief system, our thoughts and the intuitive energies that influence our lives. One does not perceive, comprehend or control the soul because it is not mechanical, but mindfulness of it grows within like a mustard seed in the earth. Slowly but surely as we understand ourselves, the consciousness of the soul is revealed to the unconscious and subconscious because they are the first to approve and support it while it is streaming through all the levels of our existence on the physical plane where changes are made. Our soul is extremely refined, subtle and elusive so it affects our material life by filling our hearts and minds with love and making life very simple. The soul by description is spiritual so it enables us to live our lives wholly or holly above our nature what Christian mystics would call the Supernatural life. The Supernatural life is a spiritual journey leading to an association and relationship with God that should inspire and fill the body with energy. Every set of guidelines in all the holy scriptures in the world are attached to this experience and every practice of the church needs to be concerned with experiencing the Divinity within. The Bible tells us that Jesus said, “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Many Christians align themselves to the soul through contemplation, service to humanity, deep prayer, Lectio Divina, study of theology, devotion to Jesus or following the lives of the saints and yes centering prayer. There is not a single right way to mature and carry out the work of the soul. Only you know what you love to do so it is up to each one of us to choose and be responsible for what is best for us to engage in to cultivate our energy to its highest degree of application. Identifying with the loving energy of the soul is the Christian thing to do because the positive influence of Christ’s consciousness becomes a purposeful force at the core of our being for change in us and the world. Christ through this inner experience increases our knowledge of the finer strata of existence showing the way to serve by aligning with the soul experience. This perception of subtle consciousness leads the mind to set up the brain as an electrical condenser ready to send energy to any nerve setting appropriate to power action. Energy is communicated and charged to every part of the body aiding nerves, the brain, and contracting muscles to make the mind fruitful, the body whole, and the nerves steady. This vitality, life and power from the clear view of the soul are not entitlements, but an awareness that can be used to uplift the bleak and aide the poor making our mind and purpose stronger so more people can be helped. When the apostles first followed Jesus, he had not risen from the dead so they followed him not because of the Bible, but because he proclaimed the Divinity Within We see, hear, taste, smell and feel gross energy with the help of our mind, but at the same time we can experience a subtle energy that contributes to a new perspective that opens our mind to a new view point and opportunities. There is a limit to our senses and this boundary marks the experience of gross life because the subtle energy fields are out of our ordinary range of involvement, but they stir up something inside us. Technology has shown us that there are subtle levels in our world, which we are not aware of because our senses are limited to the gross strata only. In order to experience these finer energies of life, it is necessary to improve the sense of being by aligning with the soul in order to witness what is beyond what you see with the five senses. The undetected energies inside and surrounding us have an effect on our being so they need to be comprehended and appreciated. We can do this by phasing in the awareness of our subconscious and unconscious mind in order to reflect on our belief system, our thoughts and the intuitive energies that influence our lives. One does not perceive, comprehend or control the soul because it is not mechanical, but mindfulness of it grows within like a mustard seed in the earth. Slowly but surely as we understand ourselves, the consciousness of the soul is revealed to the unconscious and subconscious because they are the first to approve and support it while it is streaming through all the levels of our existence on the physical plane where changes are made. Our soul is extremely refined, subtle and elusive so it affects our material life by filling our hearts and minds with love and making life very simple. The soul by description is spiritual so it enables us to live our lives wholly or holly above our nature what Christian mystics would call the Supernatural life. The Supernatural life is a spiritual journey leading to an association and relationship with God that should inspire and fill the body with energy. Every set of guidelines in all the holy scriptures in the world are attached to this experience and every practice of the church needs to be concerned with experiencing the Divinity within. The Bible tells us that Jesus said, “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:20-21) Many Christians align themselves to the soul through contemplation, service to humanity, deep prayer, Lectio Divina, study of theology, devotion to Jesus or following the lives of the saints and yes centering prayer. There is not a single right way to mature and carry out the work of the soul. Only you know what you love to do so it is up to each one of us to choose and be responsible for what is best for us to engage in to cultivate our energy to its highest degree of application. Identifying with the loving energy of the soul is the Christian thing to do because the positive influence of Christ’s consciousness becomes a purposeful force at the core of our being for change in us and the world. Christ through this inner experience increases our knowledge of the finer strata of existence showing the way to serve by aligning with the soul experience. This perception of subtle consciousness leads the mind to set up the brain as an electrical condenser ready to send energy to any nerve setting appropriate to power action. Energy is communicated and charged to every part of the body aiding nerves, the brain, and contracting muscles to make the mind fruitful, the body whole, and the nerves steady. This vitality, life and power from the clear view of the soul are not entitlements, but an awareness that can be used to uplift the bleak and aide the poor making our mind and purpose stronger so more people can be helped. When the apostles first followed Jesus, he had not risen from the dead so they followed him not because of the Bible, but because he proclaimed the Divinity Within and they experienced it. This may not be for every Christian and that is expected, but there should be no animosity against those who benefit from the Divinity Within and grow closer to God. The soul experience is more than the words and it is unfolding moment to moment, but the experience in the mind is only looking at a part of the experience. Stepping out of the mind or a little back from the picture gives us a little more of the experience or more of the picture of who we are because by repeatedly emptying our mind of who we think we are and forgiving our self allows us to see who we really are. We are moving through an enormous threshold to realize that we are not our mind, but we are the one who observes the mind and its bondage to memories imprinted and held in our body. We have so many aspects to our personality and we are none of them. They are like rooms in our house and we are under house arrest experiencing different feelings and thoughts in the different rooms, but they are only the way we see the things and people in our lives. The mind limits our compassion and love to the small amount of people who are closest to us in the different rooms so to break out of this prison and dissolve these delusions we need to expand our consciousness, love and compassion to include everyone and everything.  We don’t have a soul because we are a soul and with this awareness we will fully develop to love all of existence by quieting the mind from its disturbing thoughts so it can feel and experience the subtle energy in everyone and everything.

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The Word God Is Overused In Christianity


The symbolic systems of religion work if our ego-centric consciousness is directed from the external contemplation of God as a separate object to the interior of our being where we become conscious that we are inside God. In full development our soul is expanded in both directions because it receives impressions and sensations from the external material realm with thoughts and intuitions from the spiritual reality. The soul is our link between the spiritual and physical where the spiritual develops our intuition and the physical develops our sense organs as a result together they give us observation, insight and awareness. The ocean of pure consciousness in which we are involved is composed of energy, frequency, vibration, light and color, consequently our soul is a rainbow of colors in God’s ocean. From the soul’s perspective it is not words that communicate, but the vibrations behind them that are felt and if the frequency is sympathetic the souls dance making available the feelings of peace and harmony. In our soul we find all the secrets of the universe, the vibrations in God’s ocean of pure consciousness because the soul strives to understand the multitude of vibrations while our ego consciousness uses words to be understood. It is our choice to identify with the awesome reality deep within or with the ego consciousness that creates short-lived realities as it submerges sorrows below the surface. Full development stretches out to encompass both the physical and spiritual realms and it is not difficult to get hold of this awareness if we establish an uninterrupted mindfulness on all levels and planes. We can experience waves of light and bliss in the spiritual realm and not forget our zip code, but approaching from the mind it is difficult to clear away the preconception that the nature of our soul is just a more refined portrayal of the physical. A prayer to comprehend a problem invites awareness, insight, instincts and intuition in order to take in and make out the difficulty and discern the solution. Being mindful, one makes a distinction between a spiritual revelation and a mental inference in order to use both properly to get to the bottom of investigations and disentangle our tribulations. Our world is made of matter; however, it has invisible energy fields passing through it as well as an accepting, compliant interconnection that has no limitations or borders of any kind. This one ocean of consciousness contains our physical, mental and spiritual realities; therefore, understanding our external, internal and higher awareness makes a big difference in dealing with our individual activities in these fields. For this reason, we have all the tools we need to be who we are as we sense and become conscious of the energy around us and incorporate it into our experience. This allows us to imagine, focus our intentions, expand our awareness and clear our mind to look inward and be able to pick up intuitions and higher images and respond to them. When our life is harmonious with all the dimensions, fields and realities in the here and now and we are receptive, life will provide us with what is needed and yield to our request with its immeasurable love, quanta energy and creative resources. “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” (Albert Einstein)

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The Marriage of Science, Religion and Philosophy


Our science started with the Greeks where philosophy, religion and science were linked together to find the principle character, quality and cause of all things then we disconnected them. If the universe is a free, receptive, improving and an interconnected system then scientific laws are an ideal model for understanding the reliable and proven connections in reality. There will always be some features of the physical universe that the laws of nature cannot capture so we need the connections of philosophy, religion and science. The universe is not a self-enclose system, but an emergent, evolving system which endeavors to a motivation beyond itself. A spiritual foundation with a scientific connection to philosophy offers a balance of openness and intelligibility that can maintain a suitable environment for a personality to find its deepest potentialities. The book you are reading in one perspective is a book, in another perception it is a collection of atoms and molecules before being viewed as a composition of mass or wood cellulose. I like to think of it as an arrangement of knowledge and intelligence. None of these positions destroys the soundness of the other viewpoints. They all approach this book from a different angle and they are all just as real as the other ones. It is completely normal to respect differences as a precaution against self-righteousness and getting it wrong. If a dilemma leads to an awareness of Eternity, follow that way; and if another approach appears that is different from the first and it works then follow it. It is good to change and be encouraged to expand to the present moment clear-sightedness. The following quote was attributed to Isaac Newton just before he died, “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Albert Einstein expressed it in different words, “I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.” Thomas Merton a Christian Mystic said the same thing in another way, “To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, it is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”      Christian Mysticism

The People Who Love Hell Are in Heaven


 John Kuykendall

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The People Who Love Hell Are in Heaven

In the grace and comfort of unity, a spiritual experience encounters a new heaven and a new earth where everything is united. The confusions on the physical plane, the duality of the sins and miseries of the mind are not remembered or renewed in the spiritual experience. In the present moment harmony we see the balance and unity of opposites because a center of heaven on earth has glory in our sorrows when we are at our lowest point we are also the most open to change and a new life. The beast in us can lay in peace with our innocence in our renewal where we become whole or holy. We just need a paradigm shift so the mind in not trapped in the brain and opens to the awareness of being a part of the unified force field where we interact with the universe. If we make this shift in consciousness our story becomes a love story and we stop blaming others for our misfortune as we reinterpret our memories, which in Christianity is the process of forgiveness. Science is helping us to reinterpret the universe by showing us that everything in the universe is connected without boundaries or restrictions; therefore, as we are a part of the universe we are totally responsible for our character and our choices. Ignore the criticisms and judgments of the mind and listen to the Divinity within because the mind is asking the questions, but it is the soul that answers them. We begin to see through the soul’s perspective when we realize our connection to the universe, open ourselves to love and let the soul show the way. We are in and a part of the infinite, but somehow we do the most difficult thing, which is to separate ourselves from infinity with our mind. The spirit is always there connected with everything in eternity; we just need to remove the obstructions that keep us from it. Jung called the harmonizing, the awareness of our unity with the infinite synchronicity.  “Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.” (Carl Jung) God is in the present moment, but if you try to grasp or control this instant it is not there. The past, the present and the future are in the here and now along with God, they are not in the future. The problem is we are living in our mind in either the past or the future while eternity is happening right now. Christian Mysticism communicates to us that we can’t contain or restrict the present moment because it is infinity and we have free will, but there is a way to slow down, know and experience the harmony, synchronicity and peace in the present moment. God is always there, we are the ones that are sporadic, sometimes here and sometimes there in infinity in an ocean of pure consciousness while our individuality acts like a wave, connected and separate on the surface. The mind is in the space time continuum so it can imprison and constrict our identity by presenting us as a mind, brain and body, but we are not in them because they are within us. We just need to start identifying with the soul or wave that is connected to the ocean of pure consciousness to feel lighter and brighter, but the difficulty is in silencing the mind. Jesus said, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”  This provides us with a functional answer to the many problems of our present life because this call for love tells us that we are united and that no other person is separate or apart in God’s spiritual encounter. Recognizing that we are all one in God’s mindfulness gives us full protection in His unity by integrating our individual life with the world around us and providing a basic harmony and equilibrium in our hearts and minds. This quiets the mind because creation becomes a tapestry of loving relationships at different levels. The delight and mental high begins with loving who you are at this time no matter what you have done as we need to start at a level we are capable of accepting. It is not a matter of waiting until we have reached an elevated level or certain intensity because all states of love and unity are available right now. Love is timeless with all possibilities in the past and future existing now in the unity of this present moment so we can love the impurities we start with because they are the motivating factor to awaken the self. We are in the infinite and are not going to pass through infinity without making a mistake. The people who love hell are in heaven because in their peace they can deal with anything, are not afraid of anything and know that nothing happens by chance, but by choice. The mystics of every religion talk about this unity, the new physics is talking about it and the Christian mystics past and present are talking about it in the closet of the church. The problem is the church keeps it secret with a locked door that is hard to get in and out of.  Thomas Carlyle, a Calvinist stated that the soul gives unity to what it looks at with love. The soul knows things the mind does not understand so no one can threaten, offend or upset us if we are standing inside it because it can go so high negativity can’t reach it.  Christian Mysticism

Our Relationship Through the Living Universe with God


Christian mysticism does not end the progression and development of our troubles because they are ventures we need to go through on our way to the Kingdom of Heaven that is right here on earth. This is a progression that starts with the familiarization of the body and leads to an unfolding of the mind to reveal our true self. This awareness is not just confined to the body and mind because it is a spiritual journey that expands our consciousness to include the soul, which has a connection to the Living Universe. We usually do not envisage this consciousness with our first glance because it contains the discovery and assimilation of active attention, which grows within like the mustard seed gradually growing into a tree. This seed of awareness little by little opens the consciousness of the beneficiary in stages through and beyond the mind to offer shelter in the soul. Everything we do and has been done to us is an opportunity to set in motion our inner power to create positive change in ourselves and the world. Each one of us is building a world with our thoughts within where we get ideas to build concepts in the world and in return our thoughts attract similar mindsets. The thoughts we think over and over inside go out and every one of them comes back overloaded with similar inspirations. To the extent and intensity that we love others is the degree in which we are loved. Thoughts are forces that produce intensities similar to the ones we think for example, hatred, fear, jealousy and revenge bring into being influences that are similar and have the effect of closing energy streams in the body while peace, hope and love opens those passages. If you think youthful thoughts, your body will be young and as a result will give support to your mind because as the mind develops the body, the body assists the mind. Our thoughts are the energy and power that builds and determines our lives corresponding to our nature. We create and follow our thoughts so fear becomes the most expensive thought to entertain as it opens the mind to the very things and conditions that it is afraid of. Fear is a habit that not only affects us, but our families, friends, community and country by stopping progress. It is a harmful faith that breeds failure and is going in the wrong direction so we need to face our fears and change our direction to succeed. The good thing is love dissolves fear so we need to cultivate it. When we accept what takes place with love and gratitude, we receive spiritual nourishment from the physical world and can use those experiences to give back to the world. Faith will be on its way to become a love concern and not a list of fear-provoking laws and declarations. Embracing the love and excitement emanating from the God and man relationship through the universe is the art of being human. This friendship with the Living Universe cultivates and encourages our interrelatedness with our conscious and unconscious minds and with everything in the cosmos. Jesus explained this in a parable saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” (Mathew 13 31-32)

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