Aspects of being a human spirit in a material body
All life is sacred.
In the Book of Genesis, there are stories of Creation. First, spirits/souls are created in the image of the Creator. Then, a body is formed from the dust of the Earth and Life is breathed into it. Later, there is a separation into male and female.
Aspects of being a human spirit in a material body
We are all part of Creation. This Universe we live in is part of Creation. We are all, therefore, part of the Creator, for Creation and Creator are one. And since the One who oversees this Universe, is the One we call God, we are also part of God. Some do not believe there is a "God". Yet, in denying a deity, the idea of Divinity is acknowledged. Perhaps, some deny a god made up by others or separate from themselves. Or the image of the divine some proclaim is betrayed by ones claiming belief or the image itself is unbelievable. Some simply will not believe in a deity invented to keep people in line through fear. And some will not accept a god who gives us free will on one hand and appears to interfere on the other. Some may not have adeity, preferring to focus on an Ideal, such as Beauty, or Love. personal
Some say there is only one God, by whatever name. However, differences between humanity and divinity are often the focus, obscuring God’s true nature. For instance, Hebrews, Moslems and Christians allegedly share the same One God but see Him and His ways differently. Practitioners of all three have beliefs and tenets at odds with a God Who is Love. Some hold “an eye for an eye”, while others may teach “forgiveness” and profess love for all, yet engage in bias. Some believe there are many gods, each overseeing an aspect of daily life.
The ancient Egyptians had many gods, while some also believed Ra to be the One God.
The Greeks and Romans had quite a few gods, each with a main god, known as Zeus and Jupiter, respectively.
The Hindu have three equal aspects of a Supreme Reality, a Trinity. Brahma, the Creator, is responsible for Creation. Vishnu, Keeper of Creation, maintains the Welfare of all. Shiva, together with his other half, Shakti, is responsible for dissolution and recreation. All three work together, assisted by other devs and devas, keeping the world running smoothly. It is said there are 330 million gods, a number which represents each one of us.
Indigenous Americans honor the Creator, called Gitchi [Kitchi] Manitou, Bactamo, Kishlamakong, etc., plus all the manitou who help keep Creation flowing in harmony. Gratitude is daily expressed for blessings received and Mother Earth is honored. Humans’ caretaker responsibility is recognized, along with preserving Earth’s resources for the generations to come. Physical separation from "civilization" until the 15th century, may make remembering our spiritual nature easier than it is for many who have long been 'blessed' with the benefits of civilization. Sadly, many now are also in danger of forgetting.
Some think we are all gods, or gods in the making, since we are all part of God and the Creator.
Which point of view is true? Is it possible they all are? Or, that all viewpoints have some basis in Truth?
And what of the God Who is Love?
Throughout history, there have been all kinds of disputes about the various aspects of divine nature. Perhaps, it’s time to focus on the aspects on which we agree and which are beneficial to us and our destiny. It’s time to get to know God.
Note: The luminescent who is responsible for this universe does not call himself "God".
People may better understand "authority" if they realize it is 100% RESPONSIBILTY for whatever is being cared for, nurtured.
This responsibility is NOT control. Rather it is like a supervisor whose primary job is to see that those being supervised have everything they need, all the tools, to do their job.
Or, like a M'hican Sagamore whose primary responsibility is to see that the people have food to eat, shelter, and clothing.
The Mayan tell us 2012 is the end of the 5th Age, the Age of Movement - Duality, characterized by polar opposites: good/bad; positive/negative; war/peace; individuality/oneness. It is the start of the 6th Age, the Spirit of Living Things - Awareness - the beginning of Oneness. The Mayan 7th Age is to be the Place of Melting into One - return to original oneness. As we transition into the 6th Age, dualities are slipping away. Either/or is no longer the dominate condition. We are more open to coexisting with each other, to allowing each other to be ourselves; to follow our hearts as the rising energy levels on the Earth Star makes it easier for this to occur. As we develop "new" traits and abilities, we are seeing things in a new light, seeing the light. To those who would control humans for their own purposes, 2012 is to be the end of Earth, Terra. The shadow riders would have us forget it is a beginning. Various opposing religious, political and economical beliefs have been promoted, fostering discord, conflict and fear to keep humans off balance and in servitude in order to support their very existence, as well as satisfy their greed and lust for power. The dark cannot support itself. It is a parasite, a contagion, living off fear. War is promoted to set up imbalances. During Aries, the Age of Warfare, 2160 to 60 BCE, people were controlled with blood. This continued into the Piscean age with mass warfare and blood spilling replacing women's blood rites to fertilize the earth. Those fighting wars are trained to forget their humanity. They may feel alienated and be difficult to live with, even with themselves. Material greed combined with the looting of natural resources without consideration for the environmental impact of what we do is one of the downfalls of our current civilization. Control, however, is an illusion. Nothing happens to us unless we allow it. And we have allowed it.
We must change our ways.
The Golden NOW
This is the turning point in our existence here. Life is changing dramatically on planet Earth. For one, our experience of time is changing. In 3D, we move linearly through time and space. Things happen one after another, in a single time line, with our eye ever on the clock. We have even allowed ourselves to be controlled by the clock.
Time, however, is more like a string held up so that it hangs as a single strand which is then dropped. The resulting circular criss-crossing mass with multiple intersections is a more useful image of time than the illusion of linear time.
As Earth moves into the Golden NOW, we live in the present. We continue to notice the movement of Earth in relation to the Sun and the Moon, with sunrises and sunsets, but clocks don't matter.
To enter the Golden NOW we must let go of fear and all that is fear based: war, anger, greed, jealousy, hate, violence, anxiety, stress, etc. We must also live without illusions to remain with Earth. We must be one with our multi-dimensional and multi-tasking Soul. For more information on this, see the God Books on www.awakenedhearts.com.
Who we are
Some of us think we are bodies, with souls or not. Others think we are souls having yet another physical experience. Either way, how do we know this?
We can see and/or feel the body and recognize its needs. We are also sometimes aware of, and communicate with, others, some like ourselves, some quite unlike ourselves.
Many of us have observed there is something present in a living body which is absent in a dead body, like a house whose owner has moved away.
And we have learned certain ideas from those who have walked this way before us.
From the Hebrews, we learn of I am that I am. Moses showed us the Law, David Love, Daniel dream interpretation, and Ezekiel and John that we can see things not yet familiar.
Jesus of Nazareth called God "Father", saying "I and the Father are one." He meditated daily for hours and encouraged us to do the same. He said he came to show the way, to clear a path, which he did with his wife, Mary. Mary is so feared by the shadow riders that they have spread atrocious lies about her to vilify all women.
Jesus raised his frequencies, becoming light, in an event labeled the "Transfiguration", to show his friends, and us, this is what we all are.
Jesus said there are two great commandments: “Love God with all your heart" and "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." Do unto others as you would have God do unto you.
The Greek philosophers Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates have all contributed to our knowledge of ourselves.
To see God is to become God
What is it that we call "seeing"? A simple definition is that we look at things with our eyes, and images are transmitted to the brain via nerve impulses. We see everything in our field of vision. What we notice is up to us.
How do the blind "see"? One way is to pick up the vibrations of objects with another part of the body, such as with the hand, and, with practice, the brain learns to recognize objects and frequencies.
How do we see with our eyes shut, such as in our dreams? With our third eye. In our imagination. Where is imagination located? In the mind? The Soul?
And what is it that we call "feeling"? The body’s skin and organs, or more precisely, the nerves of the skin and organs record physical sensations, such as heat, pressure, soft, rough, smooth; sweet, bitter; aromas; pain, pleasure, etc., sending electrical signals to the brain which translates these for us to process.
The heart is said to be seat of the Soul. How do our hearts "feel"? How do we recognize anger, dread, fear, heavy, light, love, relaxed or satisfied? These feelings may be expressed in various ways in different parts of the body but where do these come from?
Our thoughts may trigger the body's endocrine centers, e.g., the adrenals, heart, thyroid, etc., which correspond to our chakras. These glands release chemicals, called hormones, which affect other endocrine centers and organs in the body. The endocrine centers/chakras are the connectors between the body and the Soul, and emotions occur at these connections. Our reactions to these hormones can be identified as specific feelings.
Not all feelings, however, are emotional.
And is the heart the seat of the Soul? When I first heard this, I felt that it was not true so I asked Soul self if She resided in my heart. Soul replied that Her connection was then in my thyroid area, the I Will chakra. This, however, changed with the healing of my heart. Soul now dwells in my heart for the core of frozen anger has been released and is gone.
Feelings also result directly from thoughts, without or prior to generating hormonal reaction. Memories also trigger feelings. And feelings can be implanted. E.g., we may have a sense of well being, of peace without any preceding thought.
How do we remember images, feelings and sensations? Where is memory located? Physically, in the brain; emotionally, in the heart; mentally, in the mind; spiritually, in the Soul. We do not remember pain. We remember that we felt pain but not what it felt like.
Where do thoughts originate? How do we “remember” what we have not consciously experienced? What is "it" that knows?
Some say it is the mind, that the mind makes sense of the data stored in our brains, using it to create new associations and images. Knowing, however, is not limited to the mind and all data is not stored in the brain.
What we call our conscious mind is the body’s mind, a delicate tool that comes with the body and knows only what we have taught it. The intellect [a logical processor] and the ego are parts of this mind trained by us to protect us. Subliminal messages from the media and others are planted in the mind. Video games can dull and eventually block the "caring" sensors within the conscious mind. The roots of our fears and insecurities lie in the deep recesses of the mind and it is up to us to extract them.
Our Soul knows best but if we “lose” our Soul connection to our self, our conscious mind then controls our heart instead of our heart and mind working together.
The Soul, which pre-exists the body, has its own knowledge independent of physical input. Knowledge is passed from the super conscious mind, filtered through the subconscious to the conscious mind.
So what are thoughts? Thoughts are things, expressed as light, images, and sounds. Most have heard "A picture is worth a thousand words." A thousand words can be a picture. Thoughts are not basically words but may be translated into words for the conscious mind to grasp and understand. We can and do process thoughts without verbalizing them, such as when using sign language. We communicate through art and music this way. And this is how we communicate with our spirit advisors and God.
Thoughts always influence matter. Thoughts can and do alter the chemical properties of matter.
Telepathy: Language of Light
Thoughts are most commonly transmitted through telepathy, even when spoken as words. Thoughts travel much faster than sound. In the NOW, there is an increasing use of telepathy on Earth, where it has not been commonly used up to now primarily because we believe that we cannot. What we believe limits what we can do. Or not.
Telepathy avoids misunderstandings due to differences in languages as understood by individuals. It is much easier to detect the truth telepathically, providing we are "clear channels".
Telepathy, however, in the physical, must be used ethically. While it is true there are no secrets, one should not willy nilly reveal the inner thoughts of another who expects privacy. Ethical people commonly refrain from acknowledging the private thoughts of another until the other indicates a readiness to "'go public". In families where telepathy is used, one may not "know" what another is thinking until they begin to speak it. Then, everyone knows what is being said and the sentence may be left unfinished as the next person begins to say what s/he is thinking, and so on. This speaking in unfinished sentences is a precaution in a world where telepathy is not recognized and using it has, at times, been hazardous to one's health, as there is no need to speak when using telepathy. We can also communicate with our self in unfinished sentences, cutting down on mind chatter.
Communicating telepathically does not mean we stop speaking, for there is beauty and comfort in the spoken word. We all like to hear "I'm glad to see you", "I love you", etc. And we sometimes need to be brought into the present when we are off wandering among the stars. It is useful to hear things said when we are figuring something out. And we love to hear singing.