Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"THE VISION" and "The Seven-Step Path," "The Three-Leg 'Journey'," "Reaching the Borderline," "The Gross, Subtle, and Causal Bodies," "Manifesting and Unmanifesting," and More

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 3. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

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[Continued from the previous post

A REVIEW AND SUMMATION OF THE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATIONS AND UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH CAME VIA THE VISION 

63. The vision made clear that the ultimate problem, though, does not involve as much what persons do not know as what persons think they do know, namely, all of the "acquired knowledge" - a.k.a., "learned ignorance" - that has been accumulated along the way that is cast off in the vision at the fourth stage . . . the gull stage . . . after the return to the Child No-Knowing Stage. 

64. The vision made clear that the body will NOT exist post-manifestation in any form because all of the elements that make up the parts are going to return to the universal pool of elements. 

 65. The vision showed how to reverse back to the Absolute, but it also showed that those seven steps - if studied in reverse - actually illustrate the original manifesting process. In that illustration, the vision makes clear that there was no pre-manifestation You or Me, that there was most certainly nobody (no body) awaiting "birth" or "Creation," and that notions about "pre-birth" contracts are merely so much delusional fiction. 

66. The vision made clear that one need but see that "I AM energy" is fact. 

67. The vision also made clear that the body in which the consciousness is temporarily manifested cannot last forever as a specific form and that it will, therefore, return to the pool of elements when the elements which have come together will eventually come apart. And it showed that all of that will happen painlessly and in a suffering-free manner. 

68. That is the case among the Realized whether the dissolution happens quickly or drags out over a period, as illustrated by Maharaj whose case was the latter. 

69. He witnessed the pain of the body that was experiencing the spreading cancerous growth within. The same happens here. There is not a single day now that the effects of a motorcycle accident that occurred years ago do not generate body pain. Being tossed onto the surface of a highway at 70 m.p.h. resulted in the breaking of both major bones in the right leg, breaking multiple bones in the left hand, undergoing 17 breaks in the right foot and ankle, dislocating hips and shoulders, a concussion, and more. Yet the pain has no "mental" or "emotional" effect on the way that "Floyd" moves through each day, and it certainly has no effect on the "spirit" since that does not exist. As with Maharaj, it is all merely witnessed. 

70. The seven steps of the vision, if understood and felt and "experienced" fully, can generate a sense of comfort and calm and relief and ease alongside a courage-generating sense of security and well-being and contentment and gladness and Love. How can that claim be offered with such assurance? If it happened for "floyd," it can happen for anyone with intellect (meaning, with a capacity to understand). [Meanwhile, this contemporary view was offered recently by7 Stevie Wonder: "What needs to happen today not only in this nation, but throughout the world, is that we need to make love great again.”] 

71. Elements of the vision continued to flash into consciousness for months after it initially came. The flashes almost always happened when in a theta state, dozing off or coming out of a deep, delta-level sleep. It was early on during some of those episodes that a backwards or reversed version of the vision began to play out. 

72. It became clear that after "going back the way I came in" from the Absolute on Leg Two of "the journey," I was now "going back" to the relative the way I had "come in" the first time when the consciousness was subjected to all of the insane programming and conditioning and acculturation and domestication and brainwashing and indoctrination that now happens to all persons. 

73. Yet it was clear that going back to the relative on the Third Leg was different because I was no longer being subjected to programming, conditioning, etc. 

74. The vision made clear that on the third leg, the unblocked consciousness that now knew and understood the Awareness (which was now aware of ItSelf - aware of Its Original Nature which is My Original Nature) would not be anything like the specks of consciousness that had been blocked and that led to a miserable relative existence. 

75. It was clear that (a) things were going to be different from the way they had been prior to completing the seven steps to Reality and that (b) Reality was going to be overlaid on the relative so that whatever happened would happen spontaneously and would happen as naturally and sanely and reasonably and logically as the relative existence of every living thing of the planet except for the non-Realized masses. 

76. Suddenly, a phrase that had only seemed to be understood took on a whole new level of meaning, namely, "as if living." 

77. It was seen after the vision that "as if living" is a style of living that the Realized exhibit, seemingly living just like most live but without personal attachments, delusions, and emotional intoxication. 

78. The vision made clear that it is the manner in which the Realized "finish out" the manifestation, meeting “responsibilities” and providing for the space (for the composite unity consisting of an elemental plant food body with air being circulated and with conscious-energy also being circulated) while knowing full well that what is called "this world" is nothing more than an imagining in the distorted perceptions of persons. 

79. It was seen that "as if living" consist of a lifestyle that is unencumbered with attachments and emotional intoxication and belief in the lies of the culture; a lifestyle free of game playing and image perpetuation; and a lifestyle unmarred by the emotions and emotional intoxication experienced by persons. 

80. It was seen that as if living makes possible a lifestyle during which the Realized can witness feelings rise and fall without experiencing any emotional intoxication and without reacting, over-reacting, or setting off a chain of reactions (as happens with persons). 

81. The vision made clear that as if living was going to provide a lifestyle free of the misery that is generated by the desires and fears of personas. ] 

82. During the part of the vision in the cave when this came To your left and to your right drift millions of forms, and on closer inspection, You see that they are . . . You! Each looks to be a - clone maybe a transparent clone but a clone nevertheless - of You! 

. . . what was finally understood was the non-religious, non-spiritual meaning of "atonement." 

To be continued.
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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope in an interview 
with journalist Eugenio Scalfari, a writer 
used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium. 

[That said, would that the popes who have shown the courage to dispute a core principle of their institution's teachings - "there is no hell" - had found the additional courage required to question the continuing support of their institution in light of its centuries-long cover-up of their history of raping children and in light of the mental and emotional and psychological scarring of billions of their members past and present. And that need for courage also applies as questions need to be asked about why so many other sky cults are still being supported and allowed to continue to exist as well. When certain types of programming and conditioning have been shown to blind the masses, they should end. Will they? Not likely. Why? Because crime families (like the Mafia, La Cosa Nostra, the Catholic Church, Protestant and Evangelical Churches like the one I was raised in where the youth director molested and sexually assaulted young girls, big business which has long created environments in which people have been abused, powerful political bodies like the U.S. Congress, etc., etc., etc.) do not voluntarily shut themselves down. The masses must demand they shut down, and there's the rub: not as much the people running such crime organizations but more so the masses of people who keep going back and giving them money and supporting them and aiding and abetting their continued existence and thus their continued ability to hide their crimes and to continue committing their crimes.] 

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