I have been thinking about my last post. Although Life and God are the same, I must add this, lest I be misunderstood.
Once I got this, then everything got to be more meaningful, and the adventure here in the world got to be more of a Sweet Mystery, not less.
By living and trusting Life, this Divine Presence as All in all, it opens doors to an infinite 'journey of discovery'. In this Oneness I 'get to enjoy' the bounty and array of 'concepts, ideas, imagination, thoughts, inventions, creations, innovations, people, treasures, and all that is included within This Zero Point Unseen Light, Divine Mind, Intelligent Universe, Ineffable Godhead, Source-without-Beginning, Isness, This That Is, The I-That-I-Am.
Now, little by little, I see that there are levels, degrees, heavens and hells, but the best part is that I am not afraid to ‘say so’, Self-discovery is liberation, not restricting. All words and ideas are here for our delight. Ego is not something we get rid of, it is something to be understood, and used for our 'betterment', growing in Truth, Seeing More, becoming---you know, all ideas and concepts that are to be negated as 'unreal' when we first discover ‘non-duality’ ‘the absolute-metaphysics’, ‘Eastern thought’, ‘Subjectivism’ .
and Yes, I understand why these ideas are denied, at first, but eventually, after you put it to practice for awhile, you see there is more, or maybe that ‘something is still missing’ is a better way to say it.
So, the brave ones, move on, go forward farther with it. And in doing that we find this Higher Self that knows how to live in the world once again. But, now the world is understood, and that makes a huge difference. We begin to understand 'why' the world, and how important and wonderful the 'images within awareness' are, what it is 'for' and the purpose and meaning of our experience.
My friend William Samuel helped me with this, he calls it finding The Child. He is absolutely right about this. It is an extraordinary part that puzzle that the ‘absolutists’ are not told about. His work, his book The Child Within Us Lives!
will save you a lot of angst and confusion. See his website:
Everything gets richer, deeper, more symbolic, not less. We start to get this intuitive ability and in That we find we can 'read' the significance behind the images, we see we are 'in a story' but such an important story that needs to be told, that has reason. Oh, I am not so good at expressing all this, but, I find Life to be sort of like two spirals that come together at the smallest ends. If I could draw here, I would show you the image. But, see in your minds eye; two spirals meeting, touching at the small ends, and then both of them spiraling out and out, wider and wider expanding into infinity.
Both spirals are God, both are one. God (being) going downward into darkness, illusion, untruth, unreality, multiplicity, confusion, imprisoned thinking, otherness, complexity, chaos, lies.
And the upward spiral as God (being) going upward into Light, Truth, Freedom, Wisdom, Liberation, Singularity, Individuality, Wholeness.
The bottom spiral is lower-mankind, duplicitous thinking, down to hell.
As we spiral up we get more and more 'enlightened' awakening to our True Identity, moving up the spiral, to the top where it gets narrow. At that point we begin to understand the Subjective Nature of God and Life and we start to move up the spiral into 'Godliness' (to put it simply).
On this upward spiral, if we do not stop at the narrow place, the first glimmer of Truth, if we do not stop at the first notions of 'oneness' and the first discovery just what the 'ego is' and how it holds us hostage to the 'lower spiral'---if do not stop there, then we go onward and upward to Real Self-Discovery, where instead of being the 'ego-man' at the base of the downward spiral,getting worse as descends--- we start to see upward there is A Genuine, Marvelous, Original, True Identity, a Real Self, as we spiral upward round and round each bend, seeing that nothing is lost, everything stays where it was 'down below' but now we can see all that 'stuff' is included in the Higher View, All inclusive View from the top….and we understand more and more as we ascend.
Like the downward spiral that goes out to infinity of darkness, so does the upward spiral go into the infinity of Light and Beauty and Truth, Reality and Genuine Identity. Our 'learning' and Expansion of Self-hood does not end.
Can you imagine what is in store for us if we keep going---Heaven on Earth, in ways we could never even dream. I think we are at a time crux when discovering our True Self is the most important thing we are here for now. Discovery of The Self, It is Here and Now and Real and we are to find it for the rest of journey upward.
And can you imagine the world if we allow the lower spiral to over take us because we are going to just sit at the ‘non-dual’ place and close our ‘mental doors’ to The Higher Self that is waiting our recognition, Now---We are to find our Self, so that This Divine Light we Really Are can and Will, Do Something Good, right, honest, True, Better, and Right and Real and Tangible Here in the and for our world.
Ok, too many words, I am sure, but I just felt I need to explain more.