Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Vastness of Self

If we expect to have freedoms, then we must extend freedoms to others. Prior to realizing our own powers and before understanding the nature of what constitutes the totality of our own being we rarely "tune in" to our own natural freedoms. As a result, we manifest unwillingness to grant full freedom to others. We justify this usually be mistrusting others to use freedoms wisely.

These attitudes are the result of the lack of an ability to recognize the scope and vastness of the self and that of others. The idea that the whole being is the personality that directs and uses a body is the basic idea that gets us into trouble. For us to deny our vastness is similar to having a hair on the head deny the existence of the rest of the body.

We are so vast as beings that our strength and power if totally unleashed upon this plane would cause energy vortexes of devastating power unparalleled in any universe.

Imagine, if you will, a man 75,000 feet tall trying to step into a doll's house without wrecking it. That is a pale description of the wide disparity between the power and size of a being and the size of this universe. This universe is so small that in order for us to play in it we must miniaturize a tiny part of ourselves. We simply dip a toe into it. When we dip our big toe into the water the whole body experiences it -- the warmth, the wetness, the delightful sensation -- it is the same with the way we dip a small part of ourselves into the physical universe, planet Earth.

Not, our big toe is in now way totally representative of our body as a whole, yet it is a very real and vital part of the structure. Our big toe cannot understand the vastness of the whole body any more than we can totally understand the vastness of our whole being as long as we are in a physical universe trance state.

No one can tell us in truth that we can never know ourselves. It simply isn't true. We can not but know ourselves.

We are so vast as beings that our strength and power, vitality and love can change entire worlds. We can change our worlds into whatever we wish them to be. We can change this one into a world of peace, love, unity, laughter and fun. We can learn to create art so devastatingly wonderful that people will stand for days looking at it without moving. We can create a world that almost reflects our vastness as beings. There is no physical plane that can fully reflect us as we really are. All that we are simply cannot be reflected or contained in any physical universe.

Now, when we refer to this world as small and ourselves as large, understand that these are terms relative to the physical universe only. Large and small are comparative terms and are only of value in the describing of physical structures. There is no measure of the "size" of a being. But for purposes of laying out a concept, these are the criteria upon which we can share reality with you.

The use of a jet engine to power a child's tricycle would certainly result in its destruction as well as part of the neighborhood. The size, thrust and power of a being if introduced fully into this plane would simply annihilate it.

We Relate to This Universe In Several Ways

1. Temporary and partial suspension of Real Reality.
2. Telepathic recognition of its structure and content.
3. Energy thrusts from inner beingness to physical body.
4. Telepathic recognition of societal agreements.
5. Willingness to play the game of physical existence and take the inherent consequences of it.
6. Telepathic agreements concerning the laws of this universe -- just how far we will or will not stretch the laws in order to satisfy our goals.

excerpt from pp 56-57 Spirit Guides: We Are Not Alone, by Iris Belhayes with Enid

Sunday, February 24, 2019

John 20: 15-22

15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew "Ra-bo-ni!" (which means teacher).
17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
18 Mary Magdalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
21 Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you."
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.

John 3

John 3 Revised Standard Version

3 Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
This man came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.
Jesus answered him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Do not Marvel that I said to you, You must be born anew.
The wind blows where it wills, and thou hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it goes or whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Nicodemus  said to him, How can this be?
10 Jesus answered him, Are you a teacher of Israel, yet you do not understand this?
11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony.
12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
13 No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
17 For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world; but that the world might be saved through him.
18 He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.
19 And this is the judgement, that the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.
21 But he who does what is true comes to that light, that it may be seen clearly that his deeds are wrought in God.
22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there he remained with them and baptized.
23 John also was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and people came and were baptized.
24 For John had not yet been put in prison.
25 Now a discussion arose between John's disciples and a Jew over purifying.
26 And they came to John, and said to him, "Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you bore witness, here he is,  baptizing, and all are going to him."
27 John answered, "No one can receive anything, except what is given him from heaven.
28 You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.
29 He who has the bride is the bridegroom; the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom's voice; therefore this joy of mine is now full.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that comes from above is above all; he that is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks: he who comes from heaven is above all.
32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony,
33 he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.
34 For he whom God hath sent utters the words of God, for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit;
35 fhe Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God rests upon him.