December 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
“My God, my God, why hast you forsaken me?’ is the audible proof that the abandonment is complete. At that point the
Being is no more aware as God; instead , Its awareness is acrting at the opposite pole of Its intensity. The ‘fall of man’ is the fall of God as man”. (I DO/ The Abandonment)
“Unless I die thou canst not live, but if I die I will rise againand thou with me.” (William Blake/Jerusalem)
This is the act of mercy that is the theme of the Christian belief
about Jesus sacrificing himself for humanity. But of course, we are
not to take this literally. Being the son of God he sacrifices his
Godhood so that the drama of life can be shown on the world
stage (as Freedom Barry illustrates it). If your ideas about yourself,
whatever takes place in your head, would not have manifested and
would have remained only ideas, you wouldn’t have been able to
experience them. You wouldn’t have been able to live. Those
manifested ideas are the story of your life, everything that you
experience in your visible reality. Therefore, if Jesus (the idea)
wouldn’t have died on the cross, and only on the cross can he die,
illustrating your physical being, you wouldn’t have been able to
live. Indeed it is an act of mercy that God (The Word) experiences
Himself through you.
Try to picture the crucified nailed to the cross by his hands and
legs. Now draw an imaginary line between the points where there
should be nails: from the left hand, to the right hand, to the legs
and back to the left hand. You will notice that you have drawn a
triangle with its vertex pointed downwards. A kind of an arrow that
shows a direction. And the direction for God being manifest in the
living man is downwards, as already said in the explanation on the
story of creation, that unlike what we have been taught is told in
descending order until the command : “Let us make man in our
image”. The Word, the lofty and un- manifested idea, becomes an
“image”, a sensual figure, your own image.
And indeed, it is the lowest level, the level of Satan, ruler of the
hell fire of life experiences. According to Christian tradition there is
an exact identity of Satan, The Beast as he is called. The identity
is the number 666.
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the
number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his
number is Six hundred threescore and six. ” (Rev. 13:18)
Notice that the number of the beast is the number of man. This
does not mean that there is some being walking around with this
number tattooed on its body, that when we see we are supposed
to know this is Satan. Again, it is not told of anyone that is not you.
A man that lives according to the lowest perception, the physical
and sensual, is resembled to a beast. The advantage of man over
the beast is the ability to conceive, meaning imagine. A beast does
not have this ability, nor does a man that is convinced that
whatever is absorbed by the senses, is the only reality there is.
The number of man that lives from the lowest level is 666
according to the three points of the triangle showing the downward
direction towards the shrinking of Consciousness into a sense
Who ever is not aware of the great potential the he possesses
from the mere fact of existence, and of higher levels of his being
that are innate in him , or he belittles them and insists on living
according to what he calls common sense, that is usually fed by
the senses and everything that physical reality gives evidence to,
lives in the kingdom of Satan, in hell.
Therefore, the down word direction of The Word manifesting in
visible reality to a lowest level of Consciousness is not the final
goal. The final goal is to go back up to the divine level by that
same Word that had descended to the level of man. God became
man, so that man may become God.
“Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended
first into the lower parts of the earth? “(Ephesians 4:9)
İ think we have said enough about the direction downwords. Now I
will try to explain the direction upwords.
Go back to the figure of the cross. The cross is made out of two
bars, one vertical and one horizontal. The horizontal bar
represents life according to the concept of time, from past to
future, while constantly swinging between polar opposites of the
terms according to which we live at that level: good- bad, happyunhappy,
rich-poor, victim- victimizer and so on. And everything
perpetually repeats like a wheel from which there is no way out,
and the wheel turning, you sometimes find yourself up, sometimes
down, all by the principle of The Word being manifested in the
living being, and this happens in every given moment of your life,
whether you are conscious of it or not.
The vertical bar, on the other hand, represents development and
rising from the physical level, meaning an awakening from the coma.
Freedom Barry says that “God asleep is man. Man awake is
God.” In conversations that I have with my friends on this subject,
they use to explain this with a touch of humor and say that God
plays your life’s part so well that he is convinced that he is you,
and forgets he is God. Therefore he has to be awakened of this
conviction and be reminded of his Godhood. The thing is done by
controlling the process of manifestation and arousing The Word
Consciously, so that when it manifests, an agreeable reality come
to pass, and not one that will you ask :” Why is this happening to
me?” “Why do I deserve this?” when done deliberately and
Consciously, the direction is upwards. This is the awakening and
expansion that is possible only in case of a radical change in the
way you think and attitude to life, which according to this teaching
is the real meaning of repentance, Metanoia. It doesn’t matter how
you design your haircuts, according to which fashion you dress, or
what your daily menu includes following your repentance. It only
matters how you think.
And if the direction is now upwards , and you already understand
that “upwards” doesn’t mean to look to the ceiling or the sky, but
means a new perception and a different way of thought than the
one previous, let us go back to the triangle that you have drawn
before, the one pointing down, and add another to it, this time one
that is pointing upwards, representing the direction of awakening.
What have you got? The Star of David. Does this strengthen the
idea that all religions are one once properly understood? Do you
see that both the Star of David and The Cross represent exactly
the same thing, You?
What they both represent is the duality of man. Of the one hand
shrinking in consciousness to the most lower parts of the earth
(sensual reality ) and on the other, awakening and understanding
that sensual reality is not the only reality there is.
They both give the instruction of the radical change of thought,
from the one you are used to. It is the ability to see everything that
visible reality does not give evidence to as well. It is widening your
perspective beyond what you call reality, towards imagination.
Because if you are demanded to identify with I AM that does not
give evidence to his existence in visible reality, then you have no
choice than to conceive it in your imagination. Everything that you
say I AM to is also what you will see. I AM is the Creative Power,
God’s name, and it doesn’t matter if you say it in your imagination
or in reality. Once said I AM you have sown the seed of its
manifestation. So which do you prefer? ” I am sick”, ” I am poor”, ”
I am miserable”, “I am helpless”, “I am depressed” or will it be any
other I AM that is the best way you can see yourself? Does it seem
hard because reality does not approve your lofty I AM? Turn to
imagination then, and say the I AM that is the desire of your heart.
But you have also to believe what you say. You have to believe
that you are The Word that comes out your mouth, for:
“If ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.
” HE” is no other than what you can conceive as your ideal.
İt is not told of a physical death in the usual and literal sense. The
death is you not being able to live your ideal. When this happens,
you, as your ideal, die. Not to let your idea ( God) manifest
(experience Himself ) in you is the greatest sin one can commit.
The word sin, as translated from Hebrew, is to miss the mark, and if
you have a mark, a desire, and you give it up just because of lack
of faith in HIM being YOU, then you sin, for the simple reason that
you dont have the right to do that. HE becoming YOU is how life
happens, but you will have to get used to that idea. İts even harder
regarding your wishes and desires that seem too good to be true.
For even though you have perfectly understood what is said here,
and completely agree, the minute you start to experience it on your
own flesh, you also being to be tested. The tests are mostly
consisted of the comparison of the ideal with what visible reality
gives evidence to. You must know that it is hard to keep The Faith
going despite the stoning to death of the facts of life. There will be
stumbles from which you will have to get up and keep going.
Exactly as Jesus says to Peter Simon, the Rock of his faith :
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thouhast denied me thrice.” (John 13:38)
The facts of life seem solid and very convincing, but only to the
sensual mind that lives at night, Spiritual darkness, before the cock
crows. Learn how to make the distinction between the facts of life
and Faith. The facts of life are one thing. Faith is another. The
facts of life are seen. Faith however, is the assurance beyond any
doubt, of the existence of the unseen. To be sure of the existence
of the unseen, one will have to redeem of his sense based
perception. This is why…
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man histhoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have
mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my
ways, saith the LORD.”
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Remember always that you are The Cause of everything that you behold. Your life is a constant reply to wishes that you expressed unconciously. When you remember that, you will be more careful of what you are wishing for by these expressions. You will know that…
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”(Isaiah 55:11)
The Word that goeth forth out of my mouth is exactly the same
Word that is God, which without there was not a thing made that
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Chapter 5: Harvest Time