Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In the company of Archangels

On a wintry day on Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island, the smallest state United States, I walked through the woods to the ocean. I proceeded to work out an elaborate proof of how angels exist, but I have long since lost those writings. I do remember that I saw a white deer that day. So here goes.

There are three forces in the universe: negative, positive, and neutralizing.

For an example: in an argument there is one side (negative) and there is the other side (positive) and finally there is the middle ground. If three forces cannot be seen in everything then the whole unit is not seen. For instance the Son and the Father cannot exist without the Holy Spirit. Atoms require electrons, protons, and neutrons.

Human beings follow the same rule for they are made up of three centers: body, emotion, and thought.

The new age phrase “body, mind, and spirit” is unfortunate for although it defines a growth from body and mind to spirit, it incorrectly implies that spirit is located above the mind when in fact spirit comes from emotion which is centered in the heart as is the spirit. Better still would be to say: body, spirit, and soul because spirit is centered in the heart and soul in the mind.

The creation of spirit is described in “turn the other cheek”:

Body: you punch me - the “fight or flight” reaction of the body (negative force) wants to react with the base feeling of anger. (The Cross)

Mind: I take the punch - the mind (positive force) tells the body not to react. It favors impartiality. (“Forgive them for they do not know what they do.”)

Spirit: with base feelings suppressed, the mind and the body are balanced and emotions of love arise and feed the spirit body whose center of gravity in the heart. (I am the resurrection and the life)

Spirit is centered in the heart, feeling like the glowing heart in a painting of Jesus. The spirit is the neutralizing force between the active thought of the brain and the negative (mindless) activity of the body. Spirit is the part of you that joins in the essence force of the planet Earth and can connect with other spirits in the past and the future. Spirit can live after death and be reborn. It is the astral body which looks down on you at death or when astral traveling. The spirit can walk with angels. Though spirit is of the emotions, it is not to be confused with the lower base feelings of anger, alcohol, drugs, or sex without love. There has to be a transmutation, as the alchemists say, from feelings to emotion to spirit.

The pains and feelings of the body can often obscure the light of spirit and a person with a spirit can sometimes act with base feelings. However, this will quickly pass with remorse because the person still has his/her center of gravity in spirit. (It is the ability to see both sides of a dispute.) A person without a spirit may believe that he/she has a spirit due to the influence of sex, alcohol, and drugs, but it is not lasting and soon forgotten. (Try remembering next time the spirit world presents itself and see that the growth of spirit is worth more.)

Unfortunately, many people confuse spirit with soul and just call a soul some automatic life force that creates more people. Such a soul is merely DNA. A true soul is built of the elements of God. It is rare because it first requires the presence of a spirit and then the sublimation of it. It is at this point of sublimation of spirit that those who have a spirit lose their way for by sublimating the spirit, they forget that spirit is higher than body. Clearly, the sublimating of body to God, serves no purpose. These formulas cannot be followed out of order.

The creation of soul is as follows:

Spirit: The sublimation of a fully developed spirit as negative force (kneeling before God).

God: the positive force of God (the image of God held in our thought). (The burning bush of Moses.)

Soul: the recognition in one's mind that the wonderful ecstasy of Spirit is bound to this planet and that service to God is to be in the company of archangels.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The End of the World December 21, 2012

I just read a financial article that said that the housing bust would recover in 2012. Doesn’t really matter then does it? The Mayan calendar says it is the end of the world on December 21, 2012 and everyone else has been getting on the bandwagon, or is it a hearse? It seems like a perfect time for the Apocalypse since it is almost at the same time as the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Santa Claus might as well shut down operations after the Christmas of 2011 as all good Christians will be having a forever party in heaven. London will get to host the last Olympics in the summer of 2012. And so it goes.

One cannot help secretly wishing that this would be the real end, since the computer date scare of 2000 was such a whimper. That was supposed to lead to huge bank losses because the date at 2000 could have been 1900 due to the old computer programs leaving off the first two digits to save space. Ironically, the banks managed it now all by themselves! Where are the riots in the streets?

What seems to be lost here is that 2012 might possibility be the beginning of the Aquarian Age. I know that people think that it came already with the musical Hair and the hippies, but I do not think that anyone would describe the Bush era as the Age of Aquarius. So let’s think positively. Maybe the me-first generation can change in four years to become protectors of the world and all its people. Seems an impossible task, but it is a lot more fun than the end of the world.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Unicorn Tapestries

A museum in Paris, once called the Cluny now the Musée National du Moyen-Age, has a set of six 15th century tapestries called 'The Lady and the Unicorn' that illustrate the giving up of sensual desire: taste, sight, touch, smell, hearing, and the last: À Mon Seul Désir (meaning perhaps that love desires only beauty of soul). They are as spectacular as 'The Unicorn Tapestries' in the Cloisters in New York. The unicorn is said to represent Christ, but perhaps she is just a unicorn, a mythical creature of the spirit world. In the first set the unicorn is there to inspire the lady to find her higher self. In the second set, the unicorn is captured and killed. These are powerful images for the present time as we approach the Aquarian age in 2012. Whether it is to be a peaceful revolution or Armageddon depends on whether people are willing to give up hatred and greed that have been so strong in recent times. I was a part of the hippie revolution. The drugs made some people more aware of themselves and the world around them, but for some it was just getting high. Fortunately, many did understand the correct path of peace, love, and hope, but in the end it failed because greed and hatred turned us into cynics. There is a principle of the universe that the more that goodness pushes us forward, the more that badness pushes back. Look at the losses: Bobby Kennedy, Martin Luther King, John Lennon and so many others. This time peace, love, and hope must triumph over hatred and greed because otherwise we will destroy this planet. I opened this blog to bring a positive voice that might rise above the me-first generation of sex and money and bring people hope that, yes, there is goodness in people and, yes, we can create a new world! Barack Obama did not make this up; it is there for all to hear if they listen.

'The Lady and the Unicorn'

'The Unicorn Tapestries'