Note: The nature of this book does not allow a
strictly logical linear presentation. So there is repetition
between chapters. This is a multidimensional book and so the
presentation of these thoughts and concepts, this cosmology
cannot be presented as words are lined up one by one on a two
dimensional page. Sometimes you have to read two chapters in
order to understand either chapter. The earth is dimensionally
restricted. So it is impossible to describe in those limited
dimensions an unlimited infinite reality which is the true source
of all that we are as spirits.
THE WORLDPEACE ADVOCACY
The Book of World Peace
A conversation about increasing the level of peace in the world human society.
by John WorldPeace
core foundation of peace within the world human society is
the acknowledgment that each human being has an incarnate
spirit that animates it. Without an incarnate spirit, the
human body is just a piece of meat and bone unable to function.
When the spirit becomes confused in the manifestation of this
tangible reality and begins to think that the human body is
the true reality and the spirit is irrelevant, chaos and disharmony
possesses that human being and that chaos permeates and ripples
through the entire world human society. This book is focused
on bringing clarity to human beings who have become confused
and lost in this tangible dimension by believing that a mortal
finite human body is the true reality as opposed to the infinite
immortal spirit which resides within it.
The Infinite Potential
The Infinite God and the Personal
Spiritual Dimension Heaven and
Creation of the Universe; Something
Creation of Human Beings
Incarnation for Intensity
As Above So Below
World Human Socity
Subordination of Women
This is a book of metaphors. We exist in a tangible concrete physical world. Our language is logical and linear. It is for the most part one dimensional.
Logical linear language cannot begin to describe the intangible reality. We cannot describe in logical linear language the spiritual dimension, heaven and hell; where there is no time, space, sex, good or bad, light or dark.
To describe the spiritual reality, I have to talk about it in logical linear metaphors. As an example, the sun is like a hot yellow ball. That language is a bridge to an understanding of what the sun is. But the sun is not a hot yellow ball.
When I say that relationships in the spiritual dimension are like human relationships on earth, that is just a metaphorical bridge. In a nutshell, good and bad spirits incarnate into flesh and bone bodies that can be used for any purpose; to do good or bad. Bad spirits that incarnate in a human body tend to do bad things; good spirits tend to do good and uplifting things. So if you want to know what the spiritual reality, heaven and hell and nirvana, are like, then look around and consider how humans interact.
Heaven is not a place of perfect peace. The Christian Bible says there was a war in heaven between Satan and God. Therefore, it is undeniable that God did not make a perfect heaven.
Yet when I say that the spiritual dimension is like the earth dimension in regards to the spirits, that exist in the spiritual dimension in a very wispy physical form and in a hard physical form on earth, act with the same attitude in both realities. It must be remembered that the spiritual dimension is nothing like the earth dimension.
In the spiritual dimension there is no death. If there is no death and if spirits live forever, then one spirit cannot harm another spirit. They can only cause temporary grief and irritation. So there is no need for laws. There is no need for punishment. If you don't like a particular spirit then go somewhere else and reside.
This cosmology model is way to simplistic. But it is a bridge to understanding the spiritual dimension by human beings who are locked temporarily in a dynamic ever changing tangible reality. So what I am saying is not to be taken literally. The sun is really nothing like a hot yellow ball. And the spiritual reality is really nothing like life on earth. I am speaking in metaphors in an attempt to describe a spiritual dimension that can never be consciously understood in this reality due to the limitatios of the human body. There is only a knowing of how the spiritual realm is. There is no adequate logical linear explanation.
The foundation of inner peace and the level of peace in the world human society is grounded in an understanding of what we are doing here. Why are we born into this reality?
The overwhelming majority of human beings believe that their infintie, immortal spirit inhabits their physical bodies and after the death of the human body, their spirit will survive in the spiritual dimension.
This spiritual dimension is infinite and immortal. It had no beginning and has no end. It always existed. This is the greatest mystery for human beings who live in a tangible universe that is made up of beginnings and ending of everything. The logical linear mind of human beings cannot conceive of abstracts like no time, no space, no beginning, no ending, all spirits being at one with the Infinite Potential (God) and at the same time having an individual perspective as a part of God.
The human body is no more than a vehicle for a spirit. And each sentient being, according to the Buddhist, hosts a spirit. Without the spirit, the human body, or the body of any living thing, is dead. Without the life force of the spirit, there is no life in any living thing. Being alive is associated with a physical body which is inhabited by a spirit; or stated another way, a spirit is incarnate within a human body.
In order to find peace, we much acknowledge and live an awareness that our true spiritual essence is simply looking out and experiencing this reality though the human body; the same way we would look through a telescope or microscope, the same way we watch a movie at the cinema.
By incarnating in a human body, the spirit can experience time, space, beginnings and ending, the senses of the human body, a physical separateness from other spirits, and an intensity of existence that is not possible in an non physical form or in a barely tangible physical form like the spiritual dimension.
The greatest impediment to inner peace and the level of peace in the world human society is the confusion of the spirit as it resides within the human body. The spirit becomes confused by forgetting its immortal and infinite being and begins to think this finite mortal reality is the true reality. When we forget our true infinite immortal spiritual nature, we become lost and confused in this reality.
Everything we do in this life will be reviewed at the end of our lives when the human body dies. At that time, our spirit will return to the spiritual dimensions and all the lies we told and pain and suffering we caused as well as any good we did, will be open for review. Getting away with a hurtful act within this physical universe will be reviewed in the truth and light at the time of the spirit's return to the spiritual dimension. It is there where all those who have been wronged will be vindicated.
This mental disengagement of the spirit from the human body and change of perspective about what is going on in the physical reality will greatly enhance the level of peace within the world human society. It is the denial of a judgment day or review day at the end of life that causes disharmony and chaos within the world human society. The acknowledgement that nothing can or will be hidden by the spirit in the spiritual dimension with regards to its life on earth, will cause the majority human beings to view their actions differently.
In order to have inner peace and to increase the level of peace in the world human society, we must never forget that we are an infinite, immortal spirit peering out through human eyes and experiencing through the other human senses. In death, that perspective is lost.
When we forget what we really are, we become confused and then we do things that cause us pain and suffering and that pain and suffering ripples through the entire world human society. When we become confused, we become a source of disharmony and chaos rippling throughout the universe.
When we associate with the human body, we think that living eighty years is a long time when it is less than a nano second within the infinity of time.
We must never forget that we are experiencing this reality temporarily and then act accordingly. We must never forget that the body will die and all that we knew and experienced while incarnate will vaporize. Human life is just a dream in this sense.
We want to avoid becoming confused in this reality, this dream. Avoiding confusion manifests peace within ourselves and increases the level of peace in the world human society.
The foundation of inner peace and WorldPeace can be summed up in the simplicity of the children's nursery rhyme.
Row, Row, Row
GENTLY down the steam.
Merrily, Merrily, Merrily,
LIFE is but a DREAM.
THE INFINITE POTENTIAL
We cannot conceive of the Infinite Potential.
We cannot conceive of the Infinite Potential. We cannot conceive of infinite distance, infinite time, infinite nothingness.
Consider for a moment how far a hundred million billion light years extends. Then consider that once we have traveled that far, we have truly gone nowhere in relation to Infinity.
Also, consider for a moment that if we count all the grains of sand in our physical universe, we have a number equal to zero in relation to the infinite number of grains of sand in the Infinite.
Then consider the number of atoms contained in our physical universe. They are without number in our conception and yet together, like the grains of sand contained in our physical universe, their numbers equal zero in relation to Infinity.
A billion infinities equal zero within the Infinite Potential.
Lastly, consider that the Infinite Potential contains every conceivable possibility. For instance, it could contain a galaxy identical to ours except that the other galaxy contains one atom more than ours.
If we can conceive of the existence of a galaxy exactly like our galaxy except for one additional atom in that galaxy, then we will understand the equivalent of one atom as it relates to the total physical universe in attempting to conceive of the potential manifestations of the Infinite Potential.
It is very frightening to consider our finite physical insignificance in the totality of the Infinite Potential. That is why we as humans limit the boundaries of our universe and believe that an anthropomorphic God protects us from all that is beyond our individually defined realities.
The truth is that our souls (our spiritual essence) are immortal. Our physical sojourn in this time and place is insignificant, yet our immortality is not. Our immortality is infinite and at one with the Infinite Potential (God).
Everything has always existed in the Infinite Potential and so we have always existed. There is no beginning or end. How is it possible that we will not continue to exist? How can we die if we were never born?
Inner peace comes when we recognize that our true essence is our immortal, infinite, peaceful soul and not our transient body.
Inner peace comes when our actions mirror the peace and harmony of the Infinite Potential (God) and not the transient, aggressive predatory nature of the earth.
THE INFINITE GOD AND THE PERSONAL GOD
There are two concepts of God, Personal and Infinite, all knowing, present everywhere. There is no place that God is not.. God is not masculine
In in the world human society, there are two concepts of God. One is a Personal God who is represented by Yahweh in Judaism, Jehovah in Christianity, Allah in Islam. In Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism there is no emphasis on a Personal God.
A Personal God is one who is like a super human being, an anthropomorphic entity that rules heaven and earth and has a purpose, intent, emotions and so on just like human beings.
The Infinite God is indescribable, indefinable and inconceivable. In Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism, the Personal God is given these all-knowing and omnipotent qualities but without the consideration that any description of God, is a limitation on God. God as The Infinite Potential is beyond description and without limitations.
The Infinite God is the potential of all things and has no beginning and has no end. The Infinite God is the Infinite Potential that forever manifests those potentials and forever disintegrates those manifestations. The only two constants of the Infinite God are Change and Diversity.
The Infinite God is like the ocean. The ocean is a vast body of liquid that manifests shells, fish, mammals, plants and so on. It really has no preference of one manifestation over another. It is all things. It is at one
with all things. All things within the Ocean are one with the Ocean.
When atheist rejects the concept of God, they are really rejecting the concept of a Personal God. To reject the Infinite God, the Infinite Oneness, is like a fish denying the existence of the Ocean.
The Infinite God is called "The Way" in Taoism, "Brahma" in Hinduism and "Dhammakaya" in Buddhism. The Personal God of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is referred to as also being the Infinite God and yet the emphasis is on the Personal aspects of God.
When one embraces the Infinite God, one understands that there is no difference between the Personal Gods. All races, religions, nations, and both sexes are distinct but at one with the Infinite God. All is One. All are One.
There is no harm in embracing a Personal God as long as that Personal God does not encourage intolerance of others and consequently become the harbinger of prejudice, hatred and injustice within the world human society. A Personal God that advocates elitism among its worshipers, who excludes from its realm rather than is all inclusive, even one human being on earth, is in the final analysis a harbinger of pain and suffering within the world human society and an antagonist to the manifestation of WorldPeace.
Hindus do not have many Gods, they have many Jesuses, Avatars. Buddhist call them Bodhisatvas.
There is only one God, who manifests under many different religious names and faces. No matter how great our conscious knowledge and understanding, God is beyond our conception.
Somewhere between the finite reality which we perceive and Infinity is the boundary of the Personal God's realm. We allow our minds to travel as far toward Infinity as we can, which is nowhere at all and then we define everything beyond the boundary of that which we can understand and conceive as God outer realm.
It seems to us that few happenings in our universe are totally spontaneous. Laws of cause and effect create the tangible and intangible realities. God is the totality of all the unknown common denominators of cause and effect.
God can be defined as everything that we do no understand. For example, when we did not understand the nature of bacteria, we thought people became sick and sometimes died because it was God's will. We now know that the cause of disease is, in many cases, bacteria and we act in a manner that will eliminate or control the germs. We no longer attribute the resulting illness to God.
When we did not understand the paths of the moon, the planets and the stars, we drew a picture of the universe with humanity at the center. The stars were just a canopy above the earth. We now know that starry canopy is infinite and that heaven is not a particular place. We now realize that some of those stars are really galaxies and maybe even universes.
Scientists believe they will soon formulate a unified theory of the physical universe. However, they have not even begun to theorize about the Infinite void into which our universe is expanding. They cannot even begin to conceive of what it is that envelopes the entire physical universe.
As we move forward in time, we bring into consciousness more and more knowledge regarding our reality. Consequently, that which was once attributed to God becomes knowledge and understanding and that knowledge and understanding pushes back the boundary of that which we do not know or understand and continue to define as God's exclusive realm.
Our knowledge and understanding continue to expand but the Infinite
Potential does not shrink with this knowledge. The mysteries of the Infinite Potential are infinite. God will always be that which is beyond our knowledge and understanding. Therefore, there will always be a concept of God, regardless of the name we call God, no matter how great our knowledge and understanding.
Inner peace comes when we stop using God as a justification to perpetuate prejudice and disharmony among ourselves.
Inner peace comes in acknowledging that the Infinite Potential (God) is one. That the Infinite Potential is beyond our conception, but we are at one within It.
SPIRITUAL DIMENSION HEAVEN AND HELL
The spiritual dimension is a reflection of the earthly dimension and the earthly dimension is a reflection of the spiritual dimension.
Between our personal reality and the Infinite Potential most religions teach there is a spiritual dimension. The spiritual dimension is one in which there are individual spirits interacting much the same way as they interact on earth when incarnated in a human body.
If you want to know what heaven and hell are like, look around at how human beings treat each other.
The Christian Bible talks of a war in heaven between Satan and his followers and God. Obviously heaven in not a place of perfect peace.
A perfect peace is a reality of humans made of stone so they cannot interact.
Perfect peace is an aspect of a static non changing universe. We live in a dynamic ever changing universe. The perfect peace that Jesus is supposed to bring would in reality be one in which he turns the earth and all that is in it and everything that has ever lived on it into a work of stone.
In the spiritual dimension there is not past or future. There is only the now where the past and the present and the now merge. This is not something the human brain can embrace because everything in this universe has a time dimension.
In the spiritual dimension there is no male and female. Souls are sexless. Sometimes they incarnate as male and sometimes as female. Souls cannot procreate and so there is not need for sex. This is something again that the human brain cannot embrace.
There is no light and dark, no up or down, to far and near. All these dualities do not exist in the spiritual realm.
The infinite immortal spirit exists in a place where these dualities are merged. The reason that a soul incarnates is because the human body and this earthly realm allows the soul to experience these dualities of past and present, near and far, light and dark. In this realm there is an intensity due to the tangible nature of this reality. The spiritual realm of heaven and hell are less dense, like a wisp of smoke. There is a higher dimension where there is no tangiblility at all.
So the soul enters a human body to life the intensity of this dimension. That is all there is to it.
Peace comes in the knowing that we are just temporarily residing in this finite dimension. Our true nature is spiritual. The trick is not to become confused in the manifestations of this reality and think this reality is the true reality. The true reality is the infinite reality of our spirit and the spiritual dimension from which it comes.
IMMORTALITY OF SPIRITS
We are infinite, immortal spiritual travelers of times, places and dimensions.
You are conscious of here and now because, more than anything else, that is your desire. Your inner being wants to experience this time and place; so experience it. You have come here with a purpose and you are fulfilling that purpose.
When we consider that we are immortal in our being and only temporarily consciously residing in this reality, everything comes into perspective such that our immortality reduces the transient events of this short life into nothing more than interesting encounters and happenings.
In light of the infinite variety of the Infinite Potential, where there is at times only a grain-of-sand difference in universes, consider that all of those in your reality are here because you have accepted them into your reality and they have accepted you into their reality.
The experiences that your brothers and sisters bring to you are experiences that you desire; even though they are sometimes unpleasant or even deadly to you or to those you consider kin and friend.
Society has many rules that define acceptable behavior within it. Certain
behavior is rewarded and certain behavior is punished. Trespassers will
be punished according to the laws of each society. But this should never blind us to the immortality of the souls who play the human roles that society condemns.
Within the Infinity of God, we are each unique infinite, immortal travelers of times, places and dimensions. So it has always been; so it will always be. There is no beginning and no end.
We are each at one with God and therefore, we are each as we should be. We are each as we wish to be. If that were not so, we would not be here.
You can rest. You can sleep. But you can never cease to exist.
Inner peace comes in knowing that everything is as it should be.
Inner peace comes in knowing that the universe and our immortal souls
are unfolding exactly as they should.
CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE: SOMETHING FROM NOTHING
We really have no idea how or why we exist in this reality much less any truly valid concept of its creation.
Scientists are searching for the primary building blocks of all that we perceive in this physical universe. They are searching for the common particle or energy that combines to create the infinitely complex structures of the physical universe.
Scientists believe that all physical things are made up of smaller atomic particles which are themselves made up of even smaller sub-atomic particles. They have yet to acknowledge that there exists a physical frontier. They have yet to acknowledge that there is a finite physical article which is not made up of smaller physical particles.
Eventually scientists will discover that on some level there exists a physical particle or energy which is formed from something non-physical. This non-physical something is what I define as the Infinite Potential.
Within the Infinite Potential, exists the possibility of all things.
There is no light, yet there is no darkness; no sound, yet no silence: no past, no future; no beginning, no end; nothing and everything.
Try to imagine a windowless room that contains no light, yet it is not dark. Try to imagine the same room with no sound of any kind and yet there is no silence. If we cannot conceive of either of these possibilities, then we have to admit that we have no chance of even beginning to understand Creation.
Within the Infinite Potential, all is in perfect harmony; light and dark, sound and silence, beginning and end.
Creation is the result of a thought projected within the perfect harmony: "Let there be light!" And from that thought, this reality has manifested.
Inner peace comes when we humble ourselves to the magnificent enigma of Creation and joy in the knowledge that we have been allowed to incarnate into the body of a human and to consciously experience it and to realize that our souls are an immortal, infinite part of it.
We are each an integral part of a living earth which sustains our bodies.
Our bodies are an extension of the earth. We are a complex system of
biological functions which depend upon the earth for life.
Our bodies are a part of a perfect biological system which when viewed by those outside the earth classifies us as no more than the trees or other life forms that co-exist with us.
We take in the physical energy of the earth through eating, drinking and breathing, and we return to the earth our waste, which is then broken down and made available to be processed into more energy. In this respect, we are no different than any other life form on the earth.
Undeniably we are killing the earth. We are polluting the land, the water and the air. We are creating waste which the planet cannot easily break down. We have already begun to poison ourselves with our own waste.
No matter how intelligent and supreme we consider ourselves, without oxygen to breathe, we die; without pure water to drink, we die; and without the fruit of the earth to eat both animal and vegetable we die. We cannot live outside the laws of nature.
We must create an Ecological Life System that works within the laws of nature or we will surely exterminate ourselves by killing the earth which sustains us.
We are each entrusted with the preservation of the earth. No one has the right to pollute the planet. To do so is an arrogant disregard for every living thing upon the earth.
The truth regarding the ecological maintenance of the earth is that it is individuals who pollute the earth. It is not companies or governments but the people who work within these companies and governments who poison the earth. No individual can deny his or her responsibility by hiding behind a company or government facade as he or she deliberately, intentionally and maliciously sanctions the pollution of the earth, which belongs to all of humanity.
Inner peace comes in acknowledging that our bodies are inseparable from the earth and when we quit polluting the earth we will live in good health and be able to again enjoy the perfect harmony of a magnificently beautiful world.
One of the fundamental laws of the earth, the universe and the Infinite Potential is the law of Change.
Everything that manifests in this reality immediately begins to disappear.Everything that is born immediately begins to die.
Not one single manifestation in this reality is permanent. No legacy is anything more than an illusion of permanence. No empire can withstand the children of the great king.
Each day has its own agenda. Each day comes in harmony. If one tries to live yesterday again today, one is attempting to stop the world from turning.
When one tries to raise children in the ways of the past, one attempts to deny them their inheritance of the future. Our way of life dies as we live it each day and trying to confine our children to the past creates an unpeaceful disorientation for everyone.
Change is so much a part of the universe that any attempt to halt it on any level creates conflict and disharmony.
Since all things change, peace comes when we embrace change. When we embrace change, we embrace peace. When we reject change, we immediately become a center of chaos.
Inner peace comes when we accept change and do not waste our time or energy considering how we may be able to slow it down or stop it.
CREATION OF HUMAN BEINGS
From the dust of the universe the earth was created. In time the human body evolved. It is possible that higher physical beings (aliens) made genetic changes in the developing human beings. All that lives on the earth is dust. Without an incarnate spirit, the human body has no life. Without a driver, an automobile has no life.
Everytime a car is abandoned by the driver, the car dies. It has no memory. The driver has the memory.
It does not matter whether human beings evolved or were created or evolved and were genetically manipulated. The human body is nothing but dust.
The problem with human beings is that they believe that the body and mind has a life independent of the incarnate spirit. It does not. When the spirit leaves the human body, the body is dead, lifeless and other human beings dispose of the remains by burial or by fire.
This emphasis on the human body is the source of much confusion within the world human society. There is too much emphasis on the body and not enough emphasis on the spirit. That confusion is the source of disharmony and chaos and the reason there is currently such a low level of peace on earth within the world human society.
Inner peace comes as we begm to live the understanding that the human body is to the soul what an automobile is to the human being.
Peace comes when we begin to demote the human body to its proper place as a finite mortal biological vehicle.
It is best to consider the human body nothing more that a vehicle. It is nothing more than a modern automobile metamorphorically speaking. The difference of course is that the human body is biological and an automobile is not.
Without a driver and automobile is dead. Without a spirit incarnate in a human body, the human body is dead. But a dead human body decays much faster than an automobile.
There have been all sorts of societies that have had varying success at mummification. Some cars are parked in garages and some are parked in the weather. The ones parked in garages last longer.
Genetics is about the modification of the human body. Almost the entire discussion about human genetics loses it emotional charge when one considers the human body as just a piece of meat, blood and bone. It is a biological machine in a sense.
Manipulating a human being, or using the parts and pieces of a human body to learn how to manipulate and heal and make whole the human body is just a very high tech job that can easily be compared to fixing and even building better automobiles year after year.
There needs to be a distinction between God building a human body, and God creating an immortal infinite spirit. Human beings cannot create a spirit. Even spirits cannot create other spirits.
The concern that we are playing God as we manipulate the human body through genetics is valid. But no different than when we create medicines to heal the body. If religion endorses the creation of medicines, then religion should not object to genetic manipulation to also heal the human body.
This entire discussion about genetic research shows how disoriented and confused that human beings are in this reality. There is too much emphasis placed on a mortal finite human body that is programmed to die in about eighty years. After death, the body turns to dust. It is the infinite immortal spirit that survives.
The spirit exits the human body and then death comes to the human body. The immortal spirit is what life is all about; an immortal spirit residing within a human body. The Buddhist and Hindus believe that all living things are inhabited by a spirit.
When we start placing too much emphasis on the human body and materialism we have become confused in the manifestations of the tangible universe and have lost sight of the fact that the immortal infinite human spirit is all that is really important in life.
This discussion also touches on the alleged conflict between religion and science. Science is only concerned with the manipulation of the tangible universe. What science can't measure, science dismisses.
Religion is concerned with the spiritual dimension. Every living thing in this reality is mortal and finite and animated by a spirit (soul).
There is no conflict between religion and science in any meaningful way. Science is about living bodies. Religion is about immortal spirits. Science is also about the mechanics of the tangible universe. Religion just says God made it all; or that everything manifested from the Infinite Potential (God).
What is interesting is that if God made it all, then God has already planned the evolution of the universe and he knows what is coming. God does not exist in the past or future. God only exists in the now and the now includes the past and the future.
The nature of the tangible universe is one of evolution. Everything that is born dies. And what is born is not an exact clone of what came before. Science through genetics is speeding up evolution. So what. God does not have a restriction as to how fast the universe and each of its parts evolves.
Peace comes when we realize that the manipulation of the human body through genetics is no different that the creation of medicines to heal the human body or prolonging life or to increase the quality of life.
INCARNATION FOR INTENSITY
Individual souls are either incarnate within a body or they are free of
Incarnate, as we presently define it, is "the embodiment of a spirit in some earthly form." The biodegradable finite mortal human body hosts the infinite immortal soul.
Each person who reads this is incarnate in this reality. And each is incarnate because he or she chooses to be.
The time will soon come when we will each return to the spirit reality.
When we do, we will experience the things of the spirit.
It seems important to consider the spiritual side of the Infinite Potential.
But when we are incarnate, it is because we desire to experience the physical world. Consequently, we should be comfortable within the confines of the physical world. When the time comes for our bodies to pass on or die, then we can totally experience the reality of the spiritual dimension.
We are always where we want to be. We are never where we do not
want to be.
The soul attaches to the human fetus at conception. At that time the soul begins to program the human body and brain to serve the soul during its incarnation. If the soul abandons a fetus, it dies. Sometimes a second soul will take over a fetus and when this happens, since the replacing soul was not present at inception it must deal with the programming that has already taken place. This is why some human beings never feel exactly comfortable in their bodies.
The reason the soul incarnates is because in the spiritual realm there is not the intensity there is in the earthly realm. The soul lives in a spiritual environment where there is no time and space, no light and dark, no large and small. When a soul entered a human body which is capable of slowing things down the soul can then experience time and space, light and dark and the infinite dualities. So the soul incarnates for the simple purpose of experiencing existence intensly. It is like have sexual intercourse in thought as opposed to in reality.
Inner peace comes in knowing that whether we are in body or in spirit,
it is because of a choice that we have made.
Inner peace comes in knowing that we are exactly where we want to be.
When the soul decides it has had enough, it will surely depart this reality
and the body will die.
The border between the spiritual dimension and the earth reality is not a hard and fast barrier. The spirit is incarnate in a human body which is not perfectly uniform. There are genetic differences in the human body and physical anomalies in the earth that create as sort of foggy separation between the earthly reality that our bodies perceive and the spiritual dimension that the spirit knows but is essentially blinded to while it is incarnate in a human body.
For this reason we have dreams in our sleep and visions in our waking state where we get glimpses of the spiritual dimension. People report seeing ghosts all the time. Sometimes ghosts they recognize as departed friends or family and sometime strangers.
Sometimes these ghost bring information.
Sometimes we get premonitions about the future with regards to small events in our lives and sometimes larger events that inform us about global events.
There are humans who meditate for large blocks of time and over many years and are able to see more clearly through the metaphysical fog and into the spiritual dimension. And there are humans who never meditate and have the gift of vision and prophecy to see the future. In the spiritual dimension there is no past and future so both are easy to see. It is like all human endeavors, some people are gifted from birth, some acquire their gifts by concentration, determination and hard work.
We can each reach a greater level of understanding and see through the metaphysical fog that separates the earthly reality from the spiritual reality if we take the time to pray and meditate. When we do this, we begin to achieve peace because we do not become so focused on the earthly reality that we are confused into thinking that the earthly reality is the true reality.
Through the metaphysical fog sometimes we can see clearly and sometimes we can see dimly. But the fact that we see at all reminds us that there is more to our existence than the ever present tangible reality and all its barriers.
Peace comes in knowing that our reality is not as solid as we think and that we are spiritual beings from a spiritual dimension temporarily residing in a human body that allows us to distinguish time and space and to intensely experience a distinguished universe of positive and negative, of light and darkness.
The purpose of life is to be. The purpose of life is to live, to experience, to be.
The purpose of life is not to be diseased or sad and it is not to be endlessly overjoyed or to, without interruption, experience any of the other human emotions or conditions. The purpose of life is to simply be.
One should move through the consciousness of this reality as a dimension traveler; participate, observe, experience. The time will soon come when we will each leave this reality and enter into another reality. Everything is as it should be. If things were different, we would not be here, we would be in some other reality.
Inner peace comes in knowing that we can live in peace if we will flow with life and if we do not try to fight it. Life is not something to be battled or endured.
Inner peace comes when we participate, observe, experience and move
through life in harmony with the natural rhythm of the earth and in sync
with the Infinite Potential; knowing that we exist within the Infinite,
perpetual essence of God.
The overwhelming majority of human beings believe they have a spirit. And that spirit is connected to their human body.
There is a spiritual dimension to this reality and that spiritual dimension is tangible but barely so. Whereas the human body appears to be solid, the spiritual body appears to be less than a wisp of smoke. There is no doubt but at conception the spirit connects with the human body. It seems logical that this metaphysical connection is probably located in the human brain but there is probably a second significant connection with the heart.
When the spirit connects with the human body, it begins to program the human body with the memories and skills that it needs to accomplish its goals in the coming human life. There is no time in the spiritual realm and so the spirit can draw from both past lives and future lives as it programs its human vehicle. This is difficult for a logical linear mindset to comprehend.
In this earthly dimension one thing follows the other in time. And so it is impossible for a logical linear human mind to comprehend that the future may coexist in the same time frame as the past and the present; to consider that within the now exists the past and the future.
In time, science will find the specific connection point where the spirit attaches to the human mind.
Abortion is a choice by the mother of the embryo to terminate the pregnancy. What she is terminating is the human body, the embryo and not the spirit. The spirit is immortal and infinite and cannot die because it was never born. So to abort an embryo changes the dynamics of what would have happened if the attached spirit was born to the mother but it will really change nothing in the universe.
The mother has a choice to abort or not to abort the embryo. That choice will move the future for the spirit of the mother and the embryo to an alternative future path. But in the Infinite Potential both paths coexist. So both the spirit of the mother and the embryo continue on down multiple paths as do all souls. However the spirit choses which path it will be conscious of. So in other words, both futures exist but the spirit will only be conscious of one by choice.
Abortion in the human realm carries with it a lot of emotional chaos, particularly for the mother. And the spirit is also affected. However an infinite immortal spirit can chose to be conscious of the non abortion path and the mother can choose to be conscious of the abortion path to the future. This is the result of the infinite capacity of the Infinite Potential and the merging of all pasts and futures into the now.
This is a very difficult if not impossible concept for a human beings to accept if that human being is confused in the tangible universe and therefore locked into a mindset that the spiritual dimension also functions on a logical linear cosmology. It does not. There is no time, no space, no duality in the spiritual dimension.
The only way to deal with this is for the human to know that the way things are are in the spiritual dimension are not the same way they are in the earthly dimension and leave it at that. The only way to experience the spiritual dimension and know the truth of this is for the spirit to disconnect from its human host.
Life is very short for the human body. All human bodies die. The difference to infinity of death after a month as a fetus and death after a lifetime of one hundred years is truly insignificant. I do not advocate abortion because in a secular society it has criminal and social repercusssions. But from the spiritual perspective abortion is meaningless and is a timing issue only. All human beings die. Abortion does not effect the life of an infinite immortal spirit.
We each have a primal sexual drive that cannot be legislated or moralized away.
Women are not property.
The biological nature of human beings is that of two sexes. Virtually every creature on the earth is divided into male and female and to procreate they must come together.
Even though society encourages procreation in order to perpetuate itself,
it simultaneously attempts to control sexual relationships in order to promote social order.
Societies pass laws to try to eliminate the potential individual conflicts that result from sexual attraction. For instance, societies designate certain individuals as legally married and punish those who would interfere with that relationship. However, no law can put an end to the primal sexual drive which very often focuses outside the marriage.
Marriage is also a means whereby society attempts to distribute wealth
in an orderly manner. There are many logical reasons to have sexual laws. The majority of these laws relate to the elimination of chaos and conflict in a secular society.
However, the fact remains that sexual attraction is neither logical nor
intellectual. Sex between human beings is a highly emotionally charged
experience. Few humans come together simply to produce children.
Humans come together sexually as a result of emotional needs and biological drives. Sex is one of the strongest human impulses.
Sex has little to do with logic. When the attraction is great enough between humans, no potential sacrifice of status or power or the incurring of social prejudice or criminal punishment can deter it.
In addition, a person's sexual preference generally has little to do with his or her overall contributions to society. Creative men and women are both celibate and promiscuous, heterosexual, bi-sexual and homosexual.
Further, a certain percentage of society has always been homosexual and that will never change. All the prejudice and legislation in the world will never end it. It is a need inherent in some individuals.
A certain percentage of society will always be polygamous. A person
may be legally married but extramarital affairs create a polygamous reality.
We need to stop trying to legislate the morality of sexual attraction with the exception of adult/child relationships and rape. No adult should be allowed to sexually influence a child or to sexually force themselves upon another.
Sexual attraction is emotional and biological and it can never be successfully legislated by social or religious institutions. We need to enact liberal laws that allow people who are attracted to each other live the life that is congruent with their emotional needs.
When emotional needs are satisfied, an individual has a better chance of
achieving inner peace and harmony and, consequently, society has a better chance of achieving peace between its members.
There is no sexual distinction in heaven, the spiritual realm because it serves no purpose. Souls cannot create other souls. So there is not need for sex. There is no need for male and female.
Peace comes when we acknowledge that sex is a necessary aspect of continuing the species. Therefore the drive to procreate is overwhelming on earth. It does not exists in the spiritual dimension. It is one of the reasons that souls incarnate. Sex is an aspect of human secular society that needs to be regulated in order to maintain the peace. But sex with regards to heaven is irrelevant. People who were married on earth will have no need to be married in heaven. In the spiritual realm, all souls are free standing independent beings without the ability to procreate.
Inner peace comes in the knowing that it is all right to pursue our sexual preferences and no one in society can, in good conscience, judge another for satisfying his or her innate sexual needs which are a unique, indivisible, biological and emotional part of each and every one of us.
The reality is that women are second class citizens the world over.
There is no logical basis for continuing to discriminate against women.
Women are not property, nor are they inferior to men. Women as a whole are generally physically weaker than men but that is not a valid reason to subordinate women in any society. Men and women are complements of each other and the sooner that women are allowed to assume an equal role in society, the sooner we will have a whole society.
When the yoke of frustration due to sexual prejudice is removed from the backs of women and they are granted a truly equal status in society, a great wave of inner peace among women will harmonize the earth with the love and nurturing which is their nature and their collective love will counter-balance the innate aggressiveness of the masculine orientation which presently dominates the planet.
Inner peace comes to women when they are allowed an equal status in society.
We can love any number of people equally and totally and we have the capacity to love every person on the planet.
The most basic example of human love in this reality is the mutual love of our parents, our spouse and our children.
One facet of this love is that we can love two parents totally and equally. If we have more than one child, we can love them each totally and equally. In other words, if we have five children, they do not each receive one-fifth of our total love. They each receive 100% of our love.
In fact, if we think about it, we do not divide our love between our parents, our spouse and our children. They all receive all the love that we have without reducing our total capacity to love one single bit. We love them totally and not as a percent of totality.
However, if we generalize to an elementary example like polygamy, we
refuse to acknowledge that a man can love two women or that a woman can love two men. To further generalize, we tend to believe that no one can love everyone the same. We believe that only God has the capacity to totally love us all. These beliefs are false.
Another facet of love is that when we love someone, we make allowances for their behavior which irritates us or makes us mad. If our loved ones hurt us, we tend to forgive them or ignore their behavior because we love them.
However, we apply a different standard of love to our parents, our spouse, our children and even our close friends than we do to everyone else. We overlook the faults and negative conduct of our loved ones because of our love for them. But we generally refuse to overlook the same conduct in others.
We seem to have a very difficult time applying the same standard of love
that we have for parents, spouse, children and friends to the rest of society even though every human being on the planet, in truth, is possibly someone's parent or spouse, is definitely someone's child and is probably someone's best friend.
Why do we not treat everyone the same? Why do we draw lines that
separate us from the majority of society? And how can we justify treating others like alien beings?
When we forget that we are infinite immortal spiritual beings who are at one with God and at one with each other, we lose the ability to love ourselves. Loving ourselves becomes easy when we look inside ourselves and remember our oneness. When we remember that we are at one with all of Creation, we flow in the peace and harmony of God's infinite, unconditional love which is the essence of our being.
Inner peace comes when we begin to see other people as our parents, our spouse, our children and our friends.
Inner peace comes when we apply the same standard of total love to
everyone, refrain from judging them and forgive their unkind words and
Our souls release our finite mortal bodies in death.
All of humanity is mortal. For each life there is a death. Each of us is
conceived by mortal parents, birthed from the womb of our mother, and
we each cease to exist in this reality on the average of 75 years later.
Death terminates human existence in this reality without bias or prejudice
to the rich or poor, to the literate or illiterate, to the famous or infamous, to the honorable or deceitful, to the young or old, to the great achievers or non-achievers.
Death is the great equalizer that separates our souls from our mortal bodies and returns our spiritual essence to the great peace of the spiritual dimension.
We each enter into this reality in the body of a helpless baby and we leave behind a rigid corpse. We come into this reality naked and alone and we travel through death's door one at a time.
The overwhelming majority of humanity believes that every body has a
soul and that each soul survives the death of the body. The soul is considered immortal and infinite; a part of God before birth and a part of God after death.
The human body is thought to be no more than a temporary residence for the
soul. However, believing this, we still tend to live as if the body is immortal and, consequently, as if its status and power on earth are everlasting.
When we consider the Infinite Potential and the immortality of the soul
and the brief life of the body in relation to Infinity, we quickly realize
that it is the harmony of the spiritual dimentsion and the Infinite Potential with which we must synchronize ourselves if we are to achieve true inner peace and increase the level of peace in the world human society.
When we associate ourselves too closely with the primal nature of the
earth, where the strong generally victimize the weak, we become out of
sync with our immortal essence and live a life of material gratification
which leaves us unsatisfied, except in the very short term, and in constant search of the inner peace that lies eternally within our souls.
When we harmonize our bodies with the earth which nurtures them and
then synchronize our bodies with our souls which are in constant harmony with the Infinite Potential, we begin to create an earthly reality that mirrors the Infinite Potential and consequently we begin to live in peace.
It is impossible for a human being to live in harmony with the earth and
be in sync with the Infinite Potential and at the same time consider
victimizing another human being; much less turn a deaf ear on the great
suffering of humanity as it calls out in its great pain.
Inner peace comes in the acceptance of the fact that our bodies will wear out but our souls will not cease to exist when our bodies die.
Inner peace comes when we synchronize our bodies with the harmony
of our immortal souls.
As the human body ages, it deteriorates with the eventual loss of sight, hearing, taste, smell as well as the lost of the strength of the body and in time the ability to think clearly.
If one lives long enough one loses any sense of a quality of life and generally becomes a burden on family and friends if not the government. There comes a time when euthansia becomes a relevant decision.
Religions are against euthansia because they want to retain their power by increasing the fear of death. Death is nothing to be feared. If anything the fearful part of life is being born.
The body is just a vehicle for the soul. When anything we have loses its usefulness we discard it. When the soul can no longer function or if the body is in constant pain due to its deterioration then the soul has a right to exit. And this is what the soul always does over time.
The question is whether a soul has the right to commit suicide of the body. There is no doubt but this is within the right of every soul.
The problem comes when the soul does not want to die alone or cannot bring itself to destroy its body. Yet there is no desire to live either due to incapacity or simply pain. So the core question is whether secular society will allow these souls to have assistance in dying.
It seems that there are many circumstances where a soul should be allowed assistence in leaving life the same way assistance was needed in being born. It may be that a person would like to die with his family present as opposed to dying in an old age home. It would make sense for a soul to want to have family present when it releases itself from neverending pain.
Euthansia should not be endorsed lightly. There are all kinds of tests that could be carried out by doctors and psychologists and religionists to make sure that a person is really ready to leave this reality.
Peace comes when we do not force human beings to live in pain or continue to be a burden to friend, family and society in general. A soul has a right to die. The soul should have the right to an assisted suicide. A right to exit its body with dignity.
Again it is important to understand that all human beings die. Also, souls cannot die. Therefore it is a matter of timing and nothing else.
AS ABOVE SO BELOW
Humans beings are spirits incarnate in human body which makes it appear to be alive.
In the book of Genesis it says that God made man in his image. And in the book of Revelation it says that there were wars in heaven between Satan and God. Heaven is not a perfect place. Heaven is a tangible mirror image of a barely tangible spiritual dimension both residing within the Infinite Potential.
If you want to know how spirits relate in heaven, look at how human beings related to each other on earth.
In the movies the same themes of love and hate play out in numerous genres. Cowboy love and love between astronauts. Love on the sea and love in the desert. War in Africa and war in Europe.
Love on earth and love in heaven are the same in different dimensions. The constant is the infinite immortal spirit whose personality is the same in all dimensions.
Heaven is not a place of perfect peace. If that were so all spirits would be non interacting blocks of stone. When spirits interact there is disharmony and chaos not peace.
If you want to know how spirits react in heaven, look around at how humans interact with each other.
WORLD HUMAN SOCIETY
Human beings have become a world society and, consequently, we must treat all the inhabitants of the world as if they are a part of our local community.
We each belong to several societies simultaneously. We belong to a family, a city or town, a nation, the world and generally to a religious philosophy, to name a few.
However, our membership in most of the societies to which we belong is
generally involuntary. We are born in a particular place, which automatically subjects us to the laws of a particular city or town, state and nation.
From our parents we generally inherit a religious philosophy. We have
little choice regarding this religious philosophy until we mature to an
understanding that there are alternative religious philosophies which
may more closely harmonize with our individual personalities.
Each society has a set of rules which specifically dictates acceptable and
unacceptable behavior for the members of that society. These rules are
generally classified as laws and these laws evolve over time. As a society's needs change, so do the laws. This is a natural process.
As humanity developed and populations increased, families grouped
together into clans, clans grouped together into towns, towns grouped
together into states, and states grouped together into nations. Each time smaller units come together as a larger unit, a new social order comes into existence which considers the needs of all the various sub-units. This a complex process and slow-moving if done peacefully. If done by aggression, it can be achieved quickly but with great and lasting trauma.
We have now reached a point in the world economy where nations have
become interdependent and these interdependencies are increasing in
number daily. These interdependencies will reduce the possibility of war
because a nation tends not to declare war on those nations who buy
significant goods from it nor does it make war on nations who have the
ability to cut off its source of vital goods. Wars between nations will soon disappear because war will be detrimental to national economies and consequently to the individual members of those nations as it manifests as unemployment and its legacy social unrest.
As the world continues to become more economically interdependent, a
World Government will slowly gain power because only a World Government can arbitrate between nations if war is not an alternative.
The United Nations is the embryo of that World Government.
We are one race of human beings and the time is soon coming when we
will no longer be able to exclusively enjoy the abundance of certain areas
of the world simply because we were born there. In very simple terms, no nation with food and energy reserves will be allowed to let the people of another nation go without. This is the foundation of WorldPeace.
What will eventually manifest is an opportunity for an overall minimum
standard of living worldwide. This will not happen overnight, but we must accept its inevitability and try to move toward it peacefully and not use our national power to prolong its manifestation. Is the death of even one child in a war for nationalism anything more than a sacrificial waste of human life and the reinforcement and perpetuation of national prejudices and hatreds?
We are on the road to a world government because we have become a
world society. It is our most common social denominator and it is inevitable. Acceptance of this reality promotes peace; rejection manifests
everything but peace.
Inner peace comes when we embrace the whole of humanity as one
and harmonize with it.
Inner peace comes when we embrace the world community and do not
separate ourselves from it.
We really belong to only one race and that is the human race.
No generalizations can be made about race except that different races have different skin colors and physical attributes. Intelligence, goodness and badness know no racial boundaries. There is absolutely no combination of human traits that does not exist in every single race. Every person of every race has a counterpart in every other race.
Negative generalized attitudes about race are always false and without basis. Racial prejudice is nothing more than an attempt by certain races to remain in power and to forever racially subordinate other human beings simply based on their physical attributes.
Any law or any prejudice directed against any race has its basis in ignorance, fear and the complete disregard of the knowledge that we are all at one with God and at one with each other.
We are different because of the societal impact on our lives and because
of our overall genetic make-up, but we are not different simply due to our skin color or our physical attributes.
Consider the great burden of social disharmony that will be lifted from the planet when we truly fail to notice a person's race. Consider the tremendous wave of peace that will engulf the world when racial prejudice vanishes.
There can never be peace of any kind as long as we continue to distinguish people by race, even if only in our minds.
Inner peace comes in knowing that our skin color and our physical attributes have nothing to do with who we are and that the baseless racial prejudice that presently exists in the world is disappearing as we move closer to a world society.
Money is power and those who have power have an obligation to help the majority of society out of its misery.
Money is basically a medium of exchange. It allows us to buy particular
things without having to barter for them.
Money gravitates to those who provide services that are valued by society. It also gravitates to the strong who victimize the weak.
Inherent in wealth is a social responsibility. It is society that has allowed
wealth to gravitate to certain human beings and those human beings consequently have an obligation to society. Each person must decide for himself or herself how to fulfill that obligation.
There is nothing wrong with wealth, but there is social injustice when wealth is accumulated while the great pain of humanity cries out for help. The powerful must not lose touch with reality by believing that because they or their parents were able to successfully achieve power and status in society that those same opportunities exists for more than a very minute percentage of the world population.
The unfortunate of the earth place their hope of salvation in the powerful. The hungry eyes of the world wait in patient starvation for the relief that only the powerful can bring.
Inner peace comes in knowing that the pursuit of materialism for its own sake can never be satiated and that reaching out to humanity creates a sense of inner peace with which the accumulation of material goods can never compare.
Education increases the knowledge and understanding of individuals in society regarding the many aspects of the world in which they live.
Education introduces a person to the many varied customs and beliefs that exist in the world. It creates a foundation for mutual understanding between different societies and, consequently, furthers the unity of humanity and promotes peace.
Education enables a person to understand history so that the mistakes of
the past, hopefully, will not be repeated. It allows one to avoid war by knowing the causes of war. It allows one to travel the road to peace by using knowledge and understanding to distinguish the road to peace from the road to war.
It also enables humanity to perceive the causes of social problems and
then to find solutions to those problems. And it allows us to refine our social institutions and philosophies in order to create a more perfect society.
Education also prevents individuals from being manipulated due to their
lack of knowledge and understanding. It gives one the ability to determine for himself or herself the truth and value of words and ideas proposed by others.
Inner peace comes with an understanding of our relationship to our society and the universe. It comes when one feels capable of evaluating the many actions and events that daily affect one's life.
War is, in reality, one human being murdering another human being.
War is generally defined as armed conflict between nations, but it is individual human beings who do the actual murdering and the dying.
War is one man murdering one woman, one woman murdering one man, one man murdering one man, one woman murdering one woman, one child murdering one adult, one adult murdering one child. War is one human being murdering another human being.
Whatever the stated causes of war, the truth is that it is nothing more than the sacrifice of our children. It is our children who we allow to be murdered in war and their families must then live with an inconsolable sorrow. How can this be acceptable to anyone?
War is the result of frustrations in a society that comes to believe that there is no other solution to a particular social problem. No nation goes to war with clean hands. No nation murders on the battlefield with justification.
Powerful nations murder because they think they can get away with it. They may impose their will on the survivors, but they simultaneously sow the seeds of future wars. The thought that murder is a solution to social disagreements is tragically laughable.
How can we delude ourselves into believing that if a person lives next door to us, he has the same rights as we do, but if he lives in a foreign land, his life has no value? Is human value, in truth, based upon the physical location of one's home?
We are all God's children and we are each at one with each other. The
murder of anyone sends irrevocable and intolerable vibrations throughout
the world. The legacy of violence is always more violence and the legacy of war is always more war.
We are at one with God and at one with each other and we can never justify the murder of any human being. Words like justice or God's will can never justify the great tragedy of humanity murdering itself.
As members of a world society, we must embrace the great moral condemnation of murder as the legacy of war. There is no victory in war without murder and there can never be victory of any kind with murder.
Inner peace comes in the knowing that when we all accept each and every human being as our neighbor, not only will we refuse to murder anyone, we will never have to concern ourselves that our life's blood, our children, will be murdered by anyone else.
When religions remind us that our immortal, infinite souls are at one with God, they bequeath inner peace to human beings who are caught up in the materialism of the world. When religions dictate laws which make us fear God and encourage us to avoid those who do not belong to our particular religion, they promote judgment, disharmony, intolerance, prejudice, hatred and war.
All of the dominant religions are masculine in their orientation. There is
not one major feminine oriented religion. World Peace can never manifest as long as the subordination of women is advocated and practiced by the dominant religions of the world.
Formal religions, as we know them, define the universe in terms that we can conceive and believe. They define the universe in terms of what we know and what we can potentially understand. Through doctrine and dogma, they institutionalize a system of attitudes and beliefs claimed to be God-given truths, even though written by men.
Christians define the universe and God in terms of Christian doctrine and
dogma, just as each religion defines the universe and God in the terms of
its own unique beliefs.
Each religion tends to believe that it is the sole possessor of the Truth. Each refuses to acknowledge that it is just taking a turn at understanding
the universe. Each refuses to believe that its doctrine and dogma is just a
belief system no more or less valid than the belief system of any other religion.
Each religion defines all the followers of the other religions as infidels and marks those infidels as fair game for genocide, at the worst, and bars them from its heaven, at the least.
When one contemplates the Infinite Potential, one quickly concludes that
no religion defines a credible universe, much less a common denominator of
Truth for inner peace and peaceful co-existence that has stood the test when applied to the earth. In fact, it seems that humanity's belief in God,
when filtered through institutionalized religion and its teachings, has been undeniably linked with senseless bloodshed and holy wars to convert or expunge the non-believers from the earth.
We are at one with the earth, with the universe, with God and with each
other. We are always at one with God, yet we have ignored this. We have put on blinders in the form of religious doctrine, dogma and law which in many ways separate us from this One Great Truth.
The Truth is that, at every moment, in every dimension, we are at one with God and at one with each other. This is the only legitimate message of any religion, and any message, doctrine, dogma or act beyond the communication of this One Great Truth is only social commentary and
nothing more than the attempted enslavement of humanity if alleged to
be God's law.
Any judgment or any act by any religion, no matter how seemingly insignificant, which judges, condemns, punishes or rebukes a person, no
matter what his or her alleged sin against God, is an affront to all of
humanity. The act may be a crime against society or it may even be a
transgression against a particular religious institution, but it is absolutely not a sin against God.
Transient social and religious laws apply only to the physical body. It is
nonsense to believe that social and religious laws apply to an immortal,
infinite soul which is at every moment at one with an immortal, infinite God.
Inner peace comes in knowing that we are at one with God and that one of the darkest legacies of religion has been to wrongfully instruct us that all of humanity is not equal in God's eyes.
Inner peace comes in knowing that we can ignore institutionalized religion without, for one moment, losing our immortal, infinite, unconditional oneness with God.
Sin is no more than the breaking of the laws of a religious institution.
Sin is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "a violation of some
religious or moral principle."
It is not against any law to kiss your children in public. But if a society of which you are a member enacts such a law, then it would be a crime to kiss your children in public. If a religion dictates such a law, it would be a sin to kiss your children in public.
Before you can have sin, you must have a religious law prohibiting some act.
Therefore, if there are no religious laws, there can be no sin. I repeat if there are no religious laws, there can be no sin.
If there are no religious laws then the only laws that are left are social laws. The breaking of social law is criminal and socially punishable but it is not sinful and certainly not damning to the soul by any definition.
God may, in fact, divinely inspire the writing of social and religious laws to better order society. But it is nonsense to believe that God would waste one moment writing a law, the violation of which would mean the potential unmitigated, eternal damnation of the soul of the lawbreaker who is truly an immortal, infinite part of God and of every other human being who ever existed.
Inner peace comes in knowing that religious laws are written by men in order to perpetuate some religious institution and that one can only sin
against the religious institution, not against God.
Inner peace comes in knowing that God's love for us is unconditional and we can never sin against God because we are always at one with God.
Karma is a metaphor that tries to make us believe that we must balance every negative act we commit.
Karma is an attempt to sort out the reasons why things happen to us. "Why am I the one who experienced this?" is the riddle Karma attempts to solve.
Karma generally defines a belief system whereby our sins of the flesh, our mortal shortcomings in the material world, must be accounted for. We must be killed if we kill, to be very simplistic.
Karma allows a killer to avoid being killed if, by grace, he or she comes to truly understand what he or she has done, so that it is not necessary to be killed in order to balance the scales of Karma.
Karma is just another one of our belief systems in which we try to project into the mind of God a way in which we can enter into God's presence.
The truth is that when one kills, he or she is sometimes punished by society, and that is as it should be. It is the law of most societies that to kill one of your own is punishable.
The laws of a society are the laws created by the members of that society. If you break those laws, you must pay the defined punishment for your transgressions. This is necessary for the preservation of society but it is certainly not necessary for the continuation of the Infinite Potential.
The Infinite Potential does not adhere to society's rules. If a man is killed, it does not mean that the killing is punishable in the eyes of God. It is possible that both the killer and the killed have agreed to come into this reality for the purpose of staging a death in order to help teach others a lesson by their act; and not necessarily to balance the scales of Karma
because their roles were reversed in some prior lifetime.
Infinity is not interested in keeping an account of every transgression of
each individual soul. The soul is its own scorekeeper. Each soul is its own infinite universe. Each is at one with God. Each is at one with each other. And each soul is unfolding as it should.
Lastly, and most importantly, how can we possibly know if any act is one of balancing Karma or one of creating Karma?
Inner peace comes when we realize that it is impossible to live in this
physical reality without creating negative acts at every moment. Not sharing our food while someone goes without food anywhere on the earth is a negative act.
Inner peace comes in knowing that we can never balance Karma and that
we do not need to concern ourselves with it because we are at one with God no matter what we do. We cannot separate ourselves from God even if we wanted to.
Reincarnation is a metaphor that attempts to have us believe that we must reincarnate in order to achieve an eventual oneness with God.
Many believe in reincarnation as the constant re-entry of a soul into a new body. Reincarnation is taught as a necessity for eventual oneness with God. Reincarnation is a school to which one goes in order to receive a certificate of perfection that allows one to be, at some point, at one with God.
Our logical minds never stop striving to create some kind of fiction that will give us the hope of heaven. It is man who has conceived of the reincarnation metaphor as a way to heaven. Man has created reincarnation in order to achieve that which he already possesses, a oneness with God.
In truth, one enters this physical reality as many times as he or she desires. That is all. One comes because one comes. One comes and one experiences.
I am conscious of this time and place for reasons that I cannot begin to understand. But I know that I have not become conscious of this reality
for the same reasons that I may take a math course in order to graduate
from high school. I do not need this lifetime to be at one with God.
We are all a part of the Infinite Potential. We are all a part of God. We are all a part of each other. So it is, has always been and so it will always be.
In all dimensions, on all levels and in all realities we are at one with God. Everything is as it should be and we are in this reality because we wish to be. Our reasons for being here are a part of our individual souls and can be remembered and understood if we will simply look inside ourselves.
We may in fact reincarnate, but not as a test or a condition of eventual
oneness with God.
Inner peace comes in knowing that we are already perfect and at one with God and that reincarnation is a choice, not a requirement.
Human being become attached to their reality.
The success of a person is based on the number and quality of possessions that a person has. We all become attached to things in our lives.
The founders of the major religions all advocated the lack of attachment to things as the key to heaven. In the spiritual realm nothing is tangible and there are no possessions. Therefore when we leave this reality we cannot take any of our possessions with us. We come into this reality along and without possessions and that is the way we leave.
If we become attached to things in this reality we have forgotten our true spiritual nature and then we become bogged down in this reality and confused in its many manifestations.
Peace comes in the lack of attachment to things in this reality that are not available in the spiritual realm. It is the attachment to things in this reality that will call your soul back from the spiritual realm to be reincarnated.
There is no question but that the world will come to an end some day. But the notion that due to the course of history that human behavior will bring about some end times destruction is nonsense. Of course we could create a virus that could do that but no one is deliberately working on a way to destroy the world human society.
There have been wars and famines that have made the people of various nations and cultures feel that the end of the world had come. But these have always been local issues. There is no example of some global catastrophe where the whole world suffered.
Religions who try to scare people into believing are misguided.
Peace comes in knowing that there will never be a world wide apocalypse.
Peace comes when we remember our Oneness with God, with the universe, with the earth and with each other.
We can achieve peace but first, we must live. We must treat the earth as the provider of life. As we destroy more and more of the earth, we may
soon reach a point where the earth cannot renew itself. As we have created deserts where there were once forests, we could create a desert planet where there was once life.
Second, we are all equal as human beings. We each have a different level of power on earth, yet, in spirit, we are all children of the same God. We have each chosen a path to follow in this reality. We each have our chosen stations in society. Yet, in the eyes of God, we are all immortal, infinite spiritual children of equal birth.
Therefore, let us each respect the spirit in each other. We may not be able to love our brothers and sisters, but we must at least acknowledge their immortality and our oneness with them.
There are many hard decisions which we must make each day regarding
our treatment of our fellow human beings. Many times circumstances are such that we or they will have to suffer. Yet, we must consider whether our actions can be delayed or performed differently out of respect for the immortal, infinite spirit which resides in each of us.
It is true that everything is as it should be. But this should not prevent us from trying to create a more perfect world. There is much to do and it may take millennia but we have come to this time and place with a purpose.
We must realize that we are doing that which we have chosen to do and
our fellow beings are doing the same.
We are here to be, to remember, to experience, to consider all sides of the events which present themselves to us each day and to find solutions that will leave the earth a better place because we walked upon it and society more peaceful because we participated in it.
Know that we are moving toward a perfect day, no matter how far away in time, when we will have solved the problems of our relationship with each other, our relationships with the earth, our relationship with our universe and our relationship with God. We are moving toward a perfect day when inner peace and peaceful co-existences a reality.
Inner peace comes with knowing that when peace becomes our priority,
WorldPeace will become our reality.
A perfect peace will never exist within the world human population.
The reason is that it is inherant in human beings to distinguish themselves from other human being by race, religion, nationality, gender, education and a million other classifications. When a person joins a group he or she immediately embraces an elitist exclusionary philosophy toward those who do not belong to the group.
All religions are elitist and exclusionary. You cannot belong to but one major religion because membership in one excludes your from membership in another. So the joining of anything is an impediment to peace and WorldPeace.
WorldPeace is not about a perfect peace. WorldPeace is about the level of peace in the world human society at any moment. We can increase the level of peace in the world human society but we cannot create a perfect peace. As long as human being interact with each other there will be no peace. As long as there is change in society which there is simply do to the fact that people are constantly being born and die.
The only perfect peace would be one where everyone was turned into stone. In that case there would be no interaction. Everything would be static and peaceful.
But the reality of this earthly dimension is one of change and change creates chaos and disharmony.
Peace comes when we realize that we can never achieve a perfect peace. Peace comes when we realize that we can increase the peace in the world human society. That is what WorldPeace is all about. It is about being a bit more peaceful and a bit less combative moment to moment. And that peace will ripple through the world human society. At any moment the level of peace in the world human society is a sum of all the positive and negative acts of all the human beings on the planet.
Therefore, strive to be peaceful. When peace becomes our priority, WorldPeace will become our reality.