Saturday, November 30, 2013

Impetus Of Truth

Truth lives, in fact, for the most part on a credit system. Our thoughts and beliefs pass so long as nothing challenges them, just as bank-notes pass so long as nobody refuses them. But this all points to direct face to face verification somewhere, without which the fabric of truth collapses like a financial system with no cash basis whatever. You accept my verification of one thing, I yours of another. We trade each other’s truth. But beliefs verified concretely by somebody are the posts of the whole superstructure.

William James wrote those thoughts in his 1906 lecture, Pragmatism’s Conception of Truth. We all develop a very complicated belief structure. We creatively interlock our truths and seal them with thoughts, influences and associations. Our creative consciousness builds a reality from the non-being that anchors the beliefs of many Eastern Religions.

Trying to describe non-being is like trying to catch the wind that shakes the consciousness of nature. Perhaps non-being is a state, not of nothingness, but a state of possibilities and probabilities, which are known and anticipated, but are blocked from physical expression.

Non-being, then, is a state of agony where creative and existence are known, but the ways to produce them are not known. Our creativity and truth are drawn from the agony experienced by the consciousness that first felt the impetus of change, development, survival and creativity. A portion of that impetus is within us, and our free will uses it to create our own form of non-being.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Psychic Pyramid

I am the ever-loving God, the ever present creator living within you and moving through you expressing as you in myriad forms- as you and you, and you- as the animals as the trees and the sky and the firmament as everything that exists.

Eva Pierrakos wrote those thoughts in her 1957 book, The Pathwork Of Self-Transformation Making sense of God is not an easy task. We believe God is a three dimensional entity that is above us, but that concept mirrors the belief that the world is flat. The notion of a god-particle comes a little closer to the nature of God, but God is more than a particle or even a cluster of particles.

Religion conditions use to believe that we can’t explain God. This belief structure creates questions with no answers. Faith, they say, is our only salvation. But the fact is there is nothing to be saved from. God is the ever present consciousness living within us and all physical and non-physical beings.

A new, but old, image of God is emerging. God is not human. God is an energy gestalt. God is a psychic pyramid of interconnected, ever-expanding gestalt of consciousness. This energy creates instantaneously as well as simultaneous universes and the individual consciousness that are endowed with psychic comprehension, personal perspective, intelligence and eternal validity. This gestalt is aware of and is active within every conceivable form of life.

Eva goes on to say: I shall dwell in you and if you allow Me to act through you to be known through your brain to be felt through your feelings you will experience My power that is limitless

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Old Year

Others see only the old year shadowed, wrinkled and harrowed, sad fearful moods; we though see shining friendship and trusting; see the new thrusting find us renewed!

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is considered the most important writer in the German language, and one of the most important thinkers in our Western Culture. His massive library of esoteric thought influenced 19th century German philosophy. His work also had an impact on thinkers like Hegel and Schelling.

What do we see when we look into our soul? Eyes of fear shine a light on the darkness that exists within the shadows of consciousness. Reflections of trust create sturdy beams that support the character of our essence. We sense a new thrusting within us. We rebound from the goal post of one reality and pass the ball of time to another fabricated value system. Within that system, we find the brilliance of our wrinkled and harrowed creations.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Flutter In The Breeze

The blackbird swooped, eyes shadowing earth, dead leaves, feathers tipped with snow One finds beaches anywhere, airports, skies of snow. Perched on the ticket counter, blackbird watches the four-engine plane land, propellers stilled. Dead leaves flutter from the sky

Shinkichi Takahashi words can be interpreted in several ways. At first glance, they make no sense, but when his work is examined as Zen thought, they make perfect sense. Death is a word that brings senseless images to mind. Death to some of us is a senseless void, but to Takahashi it was another reality. A reality connected to all realities. Takahashi understood the meaning of the word dead. To him, death is a incarnational holding bin.

We change after death. We experience endless dimensions. None of those dimensions destroy the others. Our future personalities are as real as our present one. Consciousness is the creator of individuality. It does not destroy it. Just like the blackbirds perched on the ticket counter, we watch our personality blend with other aspects of our self, and we flutter in the breeze of our multidimensionality.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spiritual Elasticity

Christianity is therefore constituted not only with the teaching of Jesus himself but with all the dogmatical and speculative interpretations concerning the personality of Jesus and his doctrine that have accumulated ever since the death of the founder. In other words, Christ did not found the religious system known by his name, but he was made founder by his followers.

D.T. Suzuki in his essay, Doctrine of Enlightenment, explains how we give birth to our inner religious drama. This interior drama is a psychological phenomenon. We push our desire to connected to other portions of the self outward, and we establish modes of behavior, and symbols of worship in order to confirm our inner knowledge.

This symbiotic relationship creates a union between God and man. We feel closer to our inner truth, when we have an outward symbol of our inherent connection with the key aspect of our identity.

Our worldly issues are the result of this spiritual ignorance. As we move through this new wave of knowing, no man will look down on individuals from other races. No sex will be better than another. An open-ended consciousness feels its connection with all forms of life.

The result of this wave will be a radical change in our social and governmental behavior. We will have more freedom to use our spiritual elasticity as we move through this three-dimensional training ground.