Divine Carelessness, Part 2
Perhaps the highest aspect of Divine Carelessness is getting together the courage to move forward and be true to yourself even if the whole world tells you that you are offending God and you may descend to the deepest hell for so doing.
That said, one may wonder if there is truly a sin so bad that it is unforgivable – that it would be better for such a person to never have been born.
Many are curious as to what offense could be so grievous and what the actual punishment is.
First let us examine again the words of Jesus on the subject:
“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” Matthew 12:31-32
After reading this the question arises as to what is the difference between speaking against the Son of Man and speaking against the Holy Ghost.
The difference is this. The Son of man represents any person in the flesh whether he be great or small, Jesus or “Joe Six Pack.” If you disagree with any other human being and speak against him you may be mistaken and may even create great harm, but the person can eventually see his error and correct it. It is also understandable that a mortal person, even though he may be a genius, will often not be accepted because we realize that all mortals are fallible.
This explains why the authorities of his day had such difficulty in accepting the discoveries of Galileo. They saw him as a fallible man and felt comfortable in speaking against him. History now punishes them by judging them as ignorant but we all understand how people of authority seek to uphold their status.
On the other hand, a truth revealed by the Spirit through the soul is a different matter. When soul contact is established, a witness endows the seeker with a realization that God is indeed in him and this inner source is reliable. Because we came from God, we recognize the signature of God within when it touches us. There is no doubt about it when it happens.
The danger for the seeker then is not to speak against any person, even if it were Jesus himself, but to speak against the God within after this presence is felt, tasted and known.
Why would a person speak against the voice of the soul? The reason is the inner voice will often be at odds with the carnal man who wants to follow low desire. Selfish desire must be overcome before the seeker can safely follow the inner voice. The soul will manifest gradually at first in order to protect the disciple from too strong of contact, which will put him at risk if he again descends to selfishness.
The soul thus releases higher energy gradually as the disciple safely progresses, but then once in a while he who treads the path will take a sharp detour and decide that the path of selfishness is more rewarding than the path of Spirit. When he decides upon the path of selfishness after he has known the inner presence, he then begins to deny the Holy Spirit and treads the way of the unforgivable sin. This is the course of the Left Hand Path that leads to membership in the Dark Brotherhood.
The question arises as to why anyone could not be forgiven. It is not that the person would not be forgiven but that he has placed himself in a place from which it is impossible to return.
DK talks about this and I’ll summarize his thoughts from memory.
First, he tells us that the unpardonable sin is not committed in one giant leap, but over some length of time, often several lifetimes. When a person starts on the path of denial his soul will work with him in every way possible to bring him back to the light, even to the point of bringing him great pain. He says that the dark brother has to proceed through much pain and many warnings to arrive at that state. If a person still has within his breast any desire for unselfish service, he has not committed the unpardonable sin and should not worry about it. When the decision for the Left Hand Path is made the pilgrim knows he is going against the soul and has lost all faith in the soul in directing him toward fulfillment.
When the voice of the soul is first ignored, then denied again and again the entity then builds up a wall between himself and the soul creating a mental construct that exists apart from the soul and mentally incarnates into it. When this is complete soul contact is then impossible for this person. There is no forgiveness for him because it is as if God, the soul and spirit no longer exist for him.
This entity then is upon the path of destruction and eventually all that makes him what he is disintegrates and he becomes as if he had never been born in this system. Then DK tells us that he will have to wait for many eons and eventually he will start his progression over and be given another chance, but will be at least the life of a solar system behind his brothers.
It is interesting how close the words of DK are to Mormon theology given through Brigham Young who said this about those who take this detour.
“They will be thrown back to their native element from which they originated, to be worked over again.” Journal of Discourses 2:12
“When the elements in an organized form do not fill the end of their creation, they are thrown back again, like brother Kimball’s old pottery ware, to be ground up, and made over again.” Journal of Discourses 1:275
“The rebellious will be thrown back into their native element, there to remain myriads of years before their dust will again be revived, before they will be re-organized.” Journal of Discourses 1:118-9
There is risk in moving forward, but we have no other choice. We can only stand still for so long, and then we must move. When we do move, we do have a clear choice between following the highest we know or the path of selfishness. The reward is great for those who are successful just as the pitfalls are enormous for those who take the path of darkness.
May we all have the courage to be divinely careless and move forward always being faithful to the good the beautiful and the true that emanates from the voice of the soul.
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs (1955 – )
May 14, 2007
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