Light on Level Confusion

Light on Level Confusion

I appreciate the comments I received on my last post exploring the obscure subject of level confusion. It appears that many were not clear about its meaning, as was I before I carefully examined it.

Level confusion, according to the A Course in Miracles, occurs when one attempts to solve a problem at one level of thinking, consciousness or perception when the source of the problem is on another level. The Course tells us that we must go to where the source of the problem is to solve it. “Let me recognize the problem so it can be solved.” (from lesson 79) is good advice here. It could be reworded to “Let me recognize where (or which level) the problem is so it can be solved.”

A question some may have is this: On how many different levels can level confusion occur?

Obviously, any two levels of thinking in this world can produce confusion in understanding each other, but we are told there are two main levels that concern us which are the level of the ego and the Holy Spirit forone level of the mind is not understandable to another. So it is with the ego and the Holy Spirit; with time and eternity.” T-5.III.6

The ego and the Holy Spirit operate on two levels of the mind in this world. One is called right-mindedness for “Right-mindedness listens to the Holy Spirit,” C-1.5 and the other wrong-mindedness for “Wrong-mindedness listens to the ego.” C-1.6 In addition, right-mindedness “is not the One-mindedness of the Christ Mind, Whose Will is One with God’s.” C-1.6

We thus have three levels here, right-mindedness, wrong mindedness and one mindedness.

The one-mindedness exists in heaven within the three levels of the Trinity: “The Son of God is part of the Holy Trinity, but the Trinity Itself is One. There is no confusion within Its Levels, because They are of one Mind and one Will.” T-3.II.5

Notice here we are given the key out of level confusion for there is no confusion when “They are of one Mind and one Will,” even if they are on different levels as is the Trinity.

Until heaven is attained, we have to work with the two main levels of right and wrong mindedness, the Holy Spirit and the ego. These are the source of much level confusion since there is no communication between the ego and the Holy Spirit. The ego makes no sense, and the Holy Spirit does not attempt to understand anything that arises from it.” T-9.III.3

Thus, level confusion would occur if the ego thinks it is operating on the same level as the Holy Spirit and tries to do its job.

The question may now arise as to where specifically is the level confusion mentioned by the Course? It mentions levels over 100 times, confusion 89 times but only specifically deals with the term “level confusion” five times, and that near the beginning of the text. I think it is quite possible the term was dropped because Helen and Bill didn’t understand it, so in the rest of the text the idea was presented in more common language.

The main actual use of level confusion deals with healing and how we approach it for solving level confusion.  This is considered a miracle by itself.

“Miracles rearrange perception and place all levels in true perspective. This is healing because sickness comes from confusing the levels.” T-1.I.23

What then are the levels in confusion that cause sickness? Chapter two, section four deals with this level confusion quite well in relation to healing. Let us take a look.

“A miracle, to attain its full efficacy, must be expressed in a language that the recipient can understand without fear. This does not necessarily mean that this is the highest level of communication of which he is capable. It does mean, however, that it is the highest level of communication of which he is capable now. The whole aim of the miracle is to raise the level of communication, not to lower it by increasing fear.” T-2.IV.5

It is talking about the miracle of healing here telling us that we need not be raised to the highest level to experience it, but it needs to work on a level where there is understanding that does not produce fear. Two levels are discussed here.  The first is the level of the mind where fear can be transcended. The second is the level of the body which is the cause of fear according to the course. When you think of it almost every fear you have is somehow related to the body. If nothing could hurt or imprison your body what would there be to fear?

This fear enters in when we get sick and the Course tells us that our fear concerning the body causes us to seek to heal it on the wrong level.  We are told that level confusion “introduces correction at the level of the error. It is essential to remember that only the mind can create, and that correction belongs at the thought level.” T-2.V.1

If the thought level is the correct level for healing then what is that wrong level that is motivated by fear?

The opposite of the “thought level” would be a level where no thought is involved.

And what would that be?

That would be the body itself.  Now the physical world and the body were created by thought, but by itself the body does not think or create:

“Only the mind is capable of error. The body can act wrongly only when it is responding to misthought. The body cannot create, and the belief that it can, a fundamental error, produces all physical symptoms. Physical illness represents a belief in magic. The whole distortion that made magic rests on the belief that there is a creative ability in matter which the mind cannot control.” T-2.IV.2

This passage is packed full of enlightening, but controversial information. It tells us that the body can respond to thought but by itself “The body cannot create, and the belief that it can, a fundamental error.”

And why is it the body cannot create?

Because it cannot think

“The body thinks no thoughts. It has no power to learn, to pardon, nor enslave. It gives no orders that the mind need serve, nor sets conditions that it must obey. It holds in prison but the willing mind that would abide in it. It sickens at the bidding of the mind that would become its prisoner.” T-31.III.4

So, what are the two levels that produce level confusion concerning healing.

One level deals with the effect of thought on the body and the other level is on the idea that the body does not respond to thought but is a creative force of its own.

The body responds to our thoughts, but if you think the body can respond beyond the reach of thought then the Course says we believe in magic and that magic is standard medical protocol to heal the body.

“Magic is the mindless or the miscreative use of mind. Physical medications are forms of “spells,” but if you are afraid to use the mind to heal, you should not attempt to do so. The very fact that you are afraid makes your mind vulnerable to miscreation. T-2.V.2

Attempting to heal with standard medication is healing from the wrong level. The patient is attempting to heal from the supposed creative power of the body instead of the level of the mind.

In other words, when you take a medication you are completely overlooking the power of the mind to heal and expect the body to respond because of its own creative power, which the Course says it does not have.

The Course says this level confusion produces fear. How is that?

Let us say you go to the doctor who diagnoses you with a major problem and says you must take his prescription or you will get much worse and even risk death.

Let us also say that you are A Course in Miracles student and realize that the correction of thinking is what is needed to cure illness.  Are you going to ignore the doctor and work on correcting your thinking or are you going to go with the medicine the Course calls a spell?

Most will depend on the spell.



Where is the fear?

Even though the student is aware of the supreme power of the mind he is afraid that he cannot access this power to heal himself. He thus resorts to medications out of fear that leaning on the mind will not work.

Then the Course tells us that if we have this fear that it is best to go ahead and take the medications, for if we do not, fear may increase. The student may be afraid leaning on the mind may not work and, in addition, not taking the medication may make him worse. So, instead of increasing fear sometimes taking the medication is the best move for belief in it may reduce fear.

The lesson to be learned here is that all effects come from the mind. Medicine does not work because of any power that is in the body but because of our mass belief in it. The previous quote called orthodox medicine “spells.”  And what is a spell but condensed thought on a certain effect to be produced. So according to the Course the placebo effect is much more far reaching than we suppose.

To summarize then the level confusion in chapter two deals with two levels where healing is believed to be achieved. The first is the level of the mind and the second is a belief in the creative powers of the body which do not even exist. In another words, one level involves a belief in the power of thought to heal, and the other relies on the body to respond to medication as if it has creative powers of its own – which it does not.

Disease we are told is caused by wrong thinking and must be solved at the thinking level, not at the body level.

There are many levels of thinking and belief beyond these two discussed. Is there also level confusion within them? The principle is the same no matter what two levels you are talking about. We’ll be looking at this in more detail later.

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Favorite Books

Favorite Books

Reader Comment: “The other day while daydreaming I wondered if I could only take 10 books with me on a Deserted Island what would I want to bring? Scriptures don’t count. What other 10 books would you want? I thought this would be a fun and enlightening exchange. When I was dating I always wanted to go to a guys home after a few weeks so I could check out books in the bookshelves (and see if there actually was a bookshelf!)

“1-3 ‘My Big T.O.E.’ by Thomas Campbell.

“4-6 ‘Esoteric Psychology, Astrology and Externalization of the Hierarchy’ by Alice A. Bailey (DK books).

“7 ‘The Molecular Relationship’ by JJ Dewey.

“8. The not yet published book by Joel Skousen, ‘Foundations of the Ideal State.’

“Slots 9 and 10 are more difficult. Would I want one of Max Skousen’s books? A collection of short stories by Orson Scott Card or the Complete Works of Shakespeare or my old Literature book from college with all those great stories and poems in it? I am thinking a reference book to the most famous paintings in the world would be nice with full color reproductions. Then I am thinking a health book would be wise, but maybe something simple like Louise Hays, ‘You Can Heal Your Life.’

  “What would make your list?”

JJ: I thought this was a good idea, but would like to alter the assignment a little for this group. For one thing if I were to go on a deserted island I would take books I have not read rather than books I have read. I rarely read a book twice with the exception of the scriptures the Alice A. Bailey books and a handful of others.

A few years ago in the group we named our ten favorite movies. Now let us list our ten favorite books, writings and or authors that we have read. After this tell us of a book or two that you would like to read.

Here is my list of favorites I have read:

  1. The scriptures.
  2. All of Alice A. Bailey books.
  3. Ray Bradbury’s works. He has the most creative writing style of any author I have read and have studied it and incorporated some of it into my writings.
  4. Fredric Brown’s science fiction. He has the most stimulating imagination of any author I have read.
  5. American Comics Group comic books which include “Adventures into the Unknown,” “Forbidden Worlds,” and “Unknown Worlds.” These were published between 1948-1968 and had the most creative stories of any comic books I have read — putting Batman and Spiderman to shame in my opinion. These inspired my imagination in many ways.
  6. Two very similar books. First “How to Sell Yourself to Others” by Elmer Wheeler, and “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. I read these when I was 16 and they changed my life. I liked Elmer Wheeler’s the best even though it was not nearly as popular as Carnegie’s.
  7. “Joseph Smith, the First Mormon” by Donna Hill. I think this book did the best job of presenting the man and the history the way they were.
  8. Dennis Wheatley’s Books. My favorite two are “To the Devil A Daughter,” and “The Devil Rides Out.” Great fiction with a metaphysical slant on fighting the forces of evil.
  9. “Angels and Demons” by Dan Brown. Quite a bit better than the Da Vinci Code. Really kept me on the edge of my chair and will soon come out as a movie, again starring Tom Hanks.
  10. “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” by William L. Shirer. I hated history until I read this book (in my early twenties) which made history come alive and made me aware of how fortunate we are to have won World War Two.


My list was good, but I left out a few such as

  1. A Course in Miracles
  2. The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ
  3. The Secret Doctrine.
  4. Secret Places of the Lion.
  5. Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

The list could go on…

On my list “to read” is:

“The Story of Civilization,” — an eleven-volume set of the history of the world. I’m about half way through and looking forward to finishing.

I have hundreds of articles and books from Theosophical publications I am looking forward to reading.

I am looking forward to reading more books on history and economics. I appreciate the fact that there are more good books out there than I can ever read, but I will try. What really helps me get through my reading now is that I convert books to text and the text to MP3 audio and listen to them while I am doing other things.

“We know that they are lying, they know that they are lying, they even know that we know they are lying, we also know that they know we know they are lying too, they of course know that we certainly know they know we know they are lying too as well, but they are still lying.” ― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – Speaking of the authoritarian powers in the Soviet Union. This virus seems to be catching on in the United States.

Jan 27, 2009

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Another Messiah

Another Messiah

(Note:  This was another post to the person who thinks he is following “Christ Come Again.” I have lost track of who this would be messiah is, but it would be interesting to see if he is trying to attract followers.)

If your knowing is “truly based” you should not be evasive about answering any questions. It looks from my point of view that questions make you nervous.

The Christ of the Bible relished questions and answered them so well that people were nervous about asking him.

My objective with you is the same as it is with anyone who is willing to talk meaningful philosophy. If another has something that I do not have then I would like to learn it. On the other hand, if I can be of service in shining any light on the other person’s illusions or lack of knowledge, I will do that. That is what every true teacher in every age has done. Surely you do not find fault with that.

You have initiated a dialog here which, if true, would mean that more knowledge and power to serve is available through the reappearance of Christ than the mind of man can imagine. If this were really true, I would want to be a part of it. Since John (the proposed messiah) is one of many claiming to be Christ, and many more are on the way, then I would have to have some reason to accept him above all the others. Even if there were no others claiming the title I would need a reason.

One thing that would impress me is if he knew things that I do not know. Even one principle would be impressive. Surely the Master knows more than the student.

Another thing that would impress me is if he offered some type of method of finding out the truth about himself. Jesus offered this as well as other world teachers.

If you sincerely ask me my knowledge of the Tibetan [DK — Djwhal Khul] I would be happy to honestly answer you. I cannot quite understand why the question would offend you. I wasn’t challenging you.

I am familiar with Manly Hall’s writings and others of the Theosophical Society, but have not studied them in depth. I have found that I get more out of Alice A. Bailey than anyone else associated with Theosophy, but I have read quite a variety.

I am also impressed with “A Course in Miracles.” I would be interested in having you ask John who transmitted that? Who do you think?

From the tone of your writings it sounds as if you are unable to relay to John any questions I ask. Is this because of your unwillingness or his? I really hope you answer this one. Is John fairly willing to answer questions?

Back to my previous questions:

If John has always known that he was the Christ then he had to have been born with a full consciousness. Has he said this is the case? Can he remember back to the day he was born? Did his mother have any revelation that he would be the Christ? Does she believe in him now?

I would like an idea of how many followers he [the “Christ Come Again”] has. For the sake of truth it doesn’t matter if it is large or small, I would just like an approximate idea.

Have you noticed the similarity between the style of Creme’s writings and John’s? They sound very similar to me.

I have taught for many years that Jesus also had twelve female disciples. I would still like you to tell me if John has a correspondence of the twelve disciples.

It would also impress me if John could tell me why Jesus had twelve male and twelve female disciples or if he could tell me the meaning of the pods as it applied to them. If he truly has the past life memory of Jesus he would know what I mean.

Could you tell me if John has any plans to “reinstitute the mysteries of initiation”? Has he done anything with this concept yet or is it on the drawing board? Or perhaps you just assume that he will carry this out.

Matthew 16:20 is not evidence that Jesus told anyone clearly that he was the Christ. He said this right after Peter revealed to Jesus that he knew he was the Christ. The Father revealed this to Peter, not Jesus. There is no record in the Bible that Jesus made a public announcement of who he was. If John is proclaiming himself as the Christ, he is following a different pattern than did Jesus.

Jesus did give hints that he was the Christ, however.

It sounds as if you may be evading answers because you just don’t know. If this is the case please just say so. There is no need to be embarrassed.

I would like you to continue corresponding with me for a while longer. No matter how outlandish a claim is I always check it out. Every once in a while, it pays off.

I will compliment you on this. You are doing your best to spread light as you see it even though you are dealing with a controversial subject. Even if you are wrong you are making people think.

Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash in hand. Spend It! —John W. Newbern

Jan 25, 2009

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Following Leaders

Following Leaders

The group has been discussing this scripture, so I thought I would post it and comment. Here is the scripture in the New International Version of the Bible which is fairly easy reading:

1 “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

  2  “Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.

  3  “For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.

  4  “For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

  5  “Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

  6  “This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.

  7  “Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.” From Romans 13:1-7

When reading scriptures like this that may seem questionable, one must not blindly accept it literally just because it comes from the Bible. The Bible was written by fallible people just like the best of humanity today. Even though the book has in it much that is inspired, one must always ask these questions as he reads:

  * Is this statement always true in every circumstance or is it relative to circumstance?

  * Is the real truth of this statement revealed through the filters and circumstances of the time in which it was written?

  * Is it possible the writer was just mistaken and not inspired?

In finding the truth one must always look within to his own soul and see what kind of vibration is felt when the words are applied to various circumstances.

For instance… The Founding Fathers of the United States literally thumbed their nose up at literal obedience to this scripture. They rejected the authority of England and King George and cried “no taxation without representation.”

Then we learn of Stauffenberg and his group of conspirators who rebelled against Hitler.

Did they do the wrong thing and jeopardize their souls?

The soul within cries no.

Shall we then disregard the scripture entirely since there have been many times in history where it has been right to defy authority?


Instead we must examine the scripture and discern the truth behind the words which is this:

First, in the days of the early Christians they were suspected of being disloyal to the state and the slightest infraction would put their lives in danger. Therefore, the leaders went the extra mile in encouraging their members to be respectful to authorities and pay their taxes.

Secondly, this scripture gives good advice to many who think they have achieved a little enlightenment. Many such people become a law unto themselves for a time. Because they have acquired a little new inner freedom they think they can be free of all outer laws and need to show no respect for them. Unless there is an overriding reason to rebel, as did the Founding Fathers, they are not justified in breaking society’s laws.

For one thing, even in corrupt societies many of the laws are just for they prohibit theft, murder, rape, etc. Unless the disciple is sure he is getting a message from his soul to the contrary he should do everything in his power to be a good citizen. If he does not his light will be hid under a bushel to many who are trying to be good citizens and they will be seen as corrupt and not to be emulated.

Readers in particular questioned the first verse, which reads:

  “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

Is it true then that all our leaders and authorities are placed there by God?

The answer is yes and no.

It is yes in the fact that the life of God flows through the entire life of humanity as well as the planet; and, all things that happen are the result of the many decisions and actions of that One Great Life.

It is also yes in the fact that even terrible leaders are there because of the decisions of humanity and when there they are agents of karma. Cuba, for instance, has much repression and very little freedom. Many wished they could live in a free society such as the United States and some risk their lives to get here.

Many of these people lived lives of relative freedom in past lives but abused that freedom and supported philosophies that enslaved their fellow men.

Even so, those who now live in the United States that support enforced socialism and restricting of freedom are in danger of being born in a communist related tyranny in a future life. There they will learn the error of their thinking.

Now, on the other hand, there is not some individualized being known as God that is pulling all the strings and individually picking who will be our leaders. It is true that in past ages certain individuals were foreordained to be leaders and were born in the right circumstances to carry that out. This still happens today but to a lesser degree as more of our leaders are elected with a majority vote rather than being born into power.

As disciples then, our duty is to be good citizens and follow just rules, and when we do not agree we must work toward making positive change.

We owe more allegiance to the freedom of the human spirit than to any authority. But it is foolish to rebel for rebellion’s sake in the name of freedom. Every step taken should be well thought out and lead in the direction of positive change.

We do not remember days, we remember moments. —Cesare Pavese

Jan 24, 2009

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Conversations with Mike

Conversations with Mike (a Female)

When I was four, I begged and pleaded with my mother to name my new baby sister Mike. I had this adult friend named Mike who took me to see my hero, Gene Autry. I idolized Mike and insisted that we name our next kid Mike, boy or girl. Since it was a girl, my parents did not quite go along with the idea.

So it is interesting that there is a female Mike out there after all.

I might say, your latest communications seem more thoughtful, as if you are undergoing a change.

Now I will respond to your comments.


This is a good hint for the keyword of the first principle. What is it that you do that determines your direction.


This is an important aspect of your lower and higher selves. It precedes the key word we are looking for.


The keys will remove the barriers if properly understood from your soul.

You give me a hint that your barriers are ready to come down. You say: “I find it strange and odd, that I think about you and your keys so much of the time lately.” I believe you are picking up the vibration of the Holy Spirit that verifies the keys. If you do not resist, the Universal Spirit will link your soul with mine and your barriers will fall. It is a scary experience because you release the ego from having control over you.

Many throw the walls right back up again.

You received one of the side benefits of the hint principle. You said: “A gigantic light popped on in my head.” That’s a great description of the intuition at work. Sometimes this will happen when you realize the key under discussion, sometimes this will happen when you realize a key that hasn’t even been presented yet and sometimes this will happen when you discover something that your soul sees is important that you realize. Whatever the case, such a feeling is great to receive.

In discussing the ego we must realize that different metaphysical schools of thought have different definitions of it.

Let us define it so we may communicate accurately.

First there is the divine ego which is the highest part of your life made in the “image of God.” This is sometimes called the “I AM.” This part of you is eternal just as a note on a piano is eternal and exists independent of the piano. This part of you has an identity within the Mind of God which is different than any other “note” of God.

This true and pure part of yourself descends into matter and acquires three vehicles for its use in the worlds of form: The mental, emotional and physical. These three vehicles distort the note which is your true self so the sound it makes is an imperfect reflection of the original. This is sometimes called your false self, because it is sounding a note that claims to be you, but is not. If you play a piano that is out of tune you will not hear the real music. The sound may even make you want to run away rather than to stay and bask in the beauty of it.

We must learn to tune out the illusion of the lower ego and listen to the higher, pure notes.

There are three major attributes that both the upper and lower parts of the ego have. You have named one which is perception. There is one in particular, however, that determines which fork in a path you take and thus determines who you are and what you are becoming.

I might comment that you are in control of your destiny if you become one with the God within. You therefore want what it wants and what it wants it gets.

Your comments on the big bang were good. But when we go back we lose the identity of the lower ego, but not the higher.

You say your life is hectic and it is difficult to achieve balance. This is good. If it were easy you could not achieve a truly balanced attitude. Many appear to live balanced life, but when something really unsettling comes along they have much difficulty in handling it. You have learned to roll with the punches.

You are right. No action occurs without a decision. If you make a left turn and run into another car you still decided to make the left turn. You did not decide to have the accident, but the motion that lead to it was the result of a decision.

A true understanding of decision should not lead to a fatalistic view, but just the opposite. Remember the true translation of God’s statement to Moses: “I am becoming whatever it is I decide to become.” That is the opposite of fatalistic. It means that God can decide what he wants to become and that is what he becomes in thus universe. We are told that you are in the image of God.

So what does this say about you?

Perhaps if we alter the scripture from Genesis a bit it will shed new light. It currently reads:

“Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

Now let us replace the word “knowing” with the word “deciding”:

“Ye shall be as gods, deciding good and evil.”

This gives us a clue as to why decision is a key to power in that light. Now one more question. If the power of decision is a common quality of your lower and higher self than how is it that we sometimes make wrong decisions?

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. —Paul Harvey

Jan 20, 2009

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The Real You

The Real You

To understand what your true self is you must first understand what you are not.

If you look within yourself and observe how your consciousness works it will help with understanding.

Let me elaborate on what YOU are not.

You are not your body. Most seem to understand this pretty well. However, many people identify too much with physical impulses.

A few teachers have also said you are not your feelings. We have tossed this around the forum. It is hard to imagine the fact that we are not our feelings because they seem to be such an integral part of ourselves.

What are the feelings? There are positive ones like love, aspiration, happiness and joy. Then there are negative like hate, anger, jealously and possessiveness. We like to identify with the positive and ignore or suppress the negative, but the truth is that we are not either of them. We like to say that we are love, but what we normally call love is felt by one of our vehicles which we are not. The astral or emotional body feels love, hate and all the emotions. Just as when our physical body dies we no longer feel physical pain, even so if our astral body were to die we would no longer have a vehicle to feel the emotions.

Therefore, we feel emotion, but we are not emotion.

If we drop the physical and astral body then what is left? The only body in the world of form we have left is the mental. This is the vehicle that thinks, but do not get it confused with the physical brain. The physical brain is like a great computer. It calculates and runs computer programs, but it does not have living thoughts any more than the computer. On the other hand, the mental body is a vehicle for the intelligent comparing of data. It has discernment, logic and can follow a series of events to its logical conclusion. It is able to assign value to things. It has power of interpretation and is very useful in interpreting the feelings sent to it from the astral.

The beginner in human evolution identifies with the physical body and instinct. The average person identifies with feelings. The advanced human identifies with the mind. To identify with any of these vehicles is to be captured by illusion.

We use the body, emotions and mind, but all these have a beginning and an end. What is left? WHO and/or WHAT ARE WE? What were we before we acquired these vehicles and what will we be when we leave them behind?

This part of you has certain attributes. It has one thing in particular that it can participate in while occupying the three vehicles simultaneously. You use that participation every day and there is even a common name for it. If I were to have told you this keyword in the beginning it would have meant little, but now after reflection — hopefully it will mean something.

Still, the keyword by itself is only the first step. The final step is the realization behind this attribute which is responsible for life itself and consciousness as we know it.

Keep in mind that I will never claim to offer any ultimate in understanding, for there is none. If there were then we as life forms would have an end. Because the ultimate “I found it.” will never be found then there will always be a cause for us to continue in this, or some future universe.

There is a hierarchy of light that reaches all the way up to the highest life in the Universe and then down to humanity. The Brotherhood of Light on this planet is linked to a higher Solar Brotherhood and they are linked still higher. This gives an opportunity to those who are linked to travel as high as they are able.

The most important thing for us at the present moment is to find the true spirit within.


I was asked about Baha’u’llah and the Baha’i religion.

The mission of Baha’u’llah was to work under the direction of the Christ, not be the Christ. The nineteenth century was not the time of the fullness of his coming, but a time for people to see the workings of his spirit and hear his voice through his servants.

Baha’u’llah was the Christ only in the sense that he was supposed to speak the words of the Christ implanted in his mind. Unfortunately, he did not live up to the expectations of the brotherhood of light. He injected a lot of flowery words planted by his ego and did not tune into all the revelations he was supposed to communicate.

One person in that organization who did do his job as expected though was the Bab, the real but ignored founder of your Baha’i faith. He had true courage, zeal, faith and spiritual presence and the valiancy of his mission was verified by the miracle that happened just before his death. He was placed before a firing squad and as they fired his body disappeared. Some type of supernatural verification is often given at the death or non death of an avatar. So it was with the Bab as it was with Jesus (the resurrection) Moses (his translation) and Joseph Smith ( a flash of light struck down a mob member who was attempting to cut his head off.)

Baha’u’llah died a natural, quiet, uneventful death. The Baha’i group has its history backwards. The Bab was the successful avatar while Baha’u’llah merely carried on. Bab was the initiate. Baha’u’llah was the disciple who carried on what was initiated and let the people give him more credit than was due.

Fortunately, the Brotherhood of Light takes into account that disciples often do not live up to what is hoped and fortunately, their next major attempt through Madame Blavatsky was a success for them as well as the more recent attempt through Alice A. Bailey.

Jan 19, 2009

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What is Level Confusion?

What is Level Confusion?

A term confusing to many students is that of “level confusion.” I know that when I first came across it that I had no idea of what the actual meaning was for it was never clearly explained.

I have found though that some of the more obscure terms and teachings are not clearly detailed in any one place, but it seems that the pieces are all there and if we put them together the meaning is revealed.

And so it is with this term, and the great part is that when I finally saw what was being said I saw a principle that was full of helpful meaning.

To understand level confusion, we first must examine the meaning of the word “level” as presented by the Course.

As I previously pointed out, the Course will often use its own definition of words that may vary quite a bit from the dictionary.  In this case, the dictionary definition of the word “level” does mostly apply, but what is different is in the application of the word. Humanity generally uses the word in relation to things perceived by the senses such as levels of sound, feeling or sight. The Course, however, introduces us to levels beyond this world and instructs us to solve our problems on the appropriate level.

The first question that needs to be answered is what are the various levels mentioned by the Course? Let us start with the highest and go downward.

The highest levels are represented by the Trinity itself but there is no level confusion there:

“The Son of God is part of the Holy Trinity, but the Trinity Itself is One. There is no confusion within Its Levels, because They are of one Mind and one Will.” T-3.II.5

“Only the Levels of the Trinity are capable of unity.” T-3.IV.1

What then are the levels of the Trinity?  Obviously, it would be three.  The first is that of the Father: who is on the highest level:

I and my Father are one, but there are two parts to the statement in recognition that the Father is greater. T-1.II.4

As Sons our level is to “accept your rightful place as co-creator of the universe.” W-pI.152.8

We are told that the Father does not recognize this world so he created the Holy Spirit to act on a level that communication with His Sons can remain intact:

“The Holy Spirit mediates higher to lower communication, keeping the direct channel from God to you open for revelation.” T-1.II.5

We thus have the Father, the Sonship and the Holy Spirit operating on three levels, but there is no level confusion because each operates at its designated level and works on its level and not another.

The next level down is consciousness itself

“Consciousness, the level of perception, was the first split introduced into the mind after the separation, making the mind a perceiver rather than a creator.” T-3.IV.2

In this world, at the level of perception, we only take in a very small part of the whole at any time, whereas in our spiritual home we were at a level of complete awareness where we had knowledge of the whole. It thus creates level confusion if we think we are seeing the whole at the level of consciousness or perception. Many in this world think they are seeing the whole when they only see the part.

Even so, the problems of perception must be solved in this world at the level of perception:

“Knowledge is not the remedy for false perception since, being another level, they can never meet. The one correction possible for false perception must be true perception.” C-4.3

Two distinct levels can never meet. The world of knowledge and perception belong to two different worlds and “It is impossible to see two worlds which have no overlap of any kind. Seek for the one; the other disappears. But one remains.” W-pI.130.5

Therefore, to avoid level confusion we must solve problems at the level we are at before we can shift to the higher level.

In this world “The mind chooses to divide itself when it chooses to make its own levels.” T-3.IV.5

This creates more opportunity for level confusion for “one level of the mind is not understandable to another.  So it is with the ego and the Holy Spirit; with time and eternity.” T-5.III.6

We see this play out when we watch political arguments of the left and right on TV or the Internet. The two are at different levels of the mind and cannot seem to understand each other or communicate. Then an even larger gap is between the mind joined with the Holy Spirit and the mind centered in the ego.

The problem with the mind that operates at the level of the ego is that it has split again into many additional levels which greatly multiplies the confusion in this world: “ideas of the ego can conflict because they occur at different levels and also include opposite thoughts at the same level.” T-5.IV.3.

Let us sum up the teachings of the Course on Level confusion.

In the realm of Spirit there are levels, but no confusion for all souls function at their correct level.

This world operates at a completely different level than does Spirit and consciousness here does not understand spirit and is confused about it. Mind operating in the ego in this world functions on many levels which do not agree with each other, which generates much additional level confusion.

Even so, we must focus on the level of perception to solve the problems of perception so we can move to the level of Spirit with the assistance of the Holy Spirit. When this occurs, there is no more level confusion.

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Lincoln & Obama

Lincoln & Obama

(Written at the beginning of Obama’s presidency)

I find it interesting that Obama, his team and the syrupy press are doing everything in their power to compare Obama to Abraham Lincoln. Overall, I find the lengths people are going to, to make this comparison somewhat tortured.

The Chicago Tribune writes:

“Obama traveled to the capital by retracing the final stages of the train trip Lincoln made to assume the presidency, beginning the fanfare for an inaugural celebration in which the Great Emancipator will be an unmistakable presence.

  “With an official theme for the festivities taken from the Gettysburg Address, Obama will appear at the martyred president’s memorial for a televised concert, take the oath of office on a Bible used by Lincoln and even attend an inaugural luncheon that will feature favorite Lincoln foods.”

If Obama wants to pick Lincoln as an example to emulate this is a good thing, but to claim the mantle of a great man, one must first do similar great things. Some miserable failures have gotten elected president so that by itself is not a claim to greatness.

It is beyond dispute that both men were from the state of Illinois but beyond this any comparison becomes strained.

One of the most common comparisons is that they were both good speakers. This may be roughly true, but the manner of delivery between the two men was as different as night and day. Lincoln was often criticized by as being a low level hayseed. This never happens to Obama who is seen by them as a polished orator.

One would think that Lincoln’s most famous speech, The Gettysburg Address, would have received worldwide acclaim, just as Obama’s speeches do, but here is what the press in his home state said about it:

  “The cheek of every American must tingle with shame as he reads the silly flat and dishwattery remarks of the man who has to be pointed out as the President of the United States. … Is Mr. Lincoln less refined than a savage? … It was a perversion of history so flagrant that the most extended charity cannot view it as otherwise than willful.” (From The Chicago Times)

  “The President succeeded on this occasion because he acted without sense and without constraint in a panorama that was gotten up more for the benefit of his party than for the glory of the nation and honor of the dead … we pass over the silly remarks of the President: for the credit of the nation we are willing that the veil of oblivion shall be dropped over them and that they shall no more be repeated or thought of.” (From the Harrisburg Patriot and Union)

And if you think Lincoln was loved abroad the way Obama is; read and weep:

  “The ceremony was rendered ludicrous by some of the sallies of that poor President Lincoln. Anything more dull and commonplace it would not be easy to produce.” (From the London Times)

Now keep in mind that this was the commentary of the Press on his best speech – The Gettysburg Address. Imagine how they must have castigated the poor fellow on his less profound ones.

The manner of speaking for the two men was extremely different. Lincoln collected stories his entire life and had virtually thousands of them floating around in his head. He injected them into both his regulator conversations as well as his public speeches whenever he could. Now one reason the media hated his speeches was that many of his stories included in them were funny, but very politically incorrect for his day. He was often accused of being vulgar and low class.

On the other hand, the common people loved his stories and found then as funny as the dickens. Some were even published in a book and became a best seller.

The high and the mighty, however, were often offended by them for another reason. Lincoln’s stories were so concise that they often made the powerful and the pious look ridiculous.

Another huge difference is that Lincoln was a Republican and Obama a left leaning Democrat.

Now some today say that if Lincoln were alive today he would be a Democrat, but there is no evidence to support this. Circumstances and issues have changed since 1860 but the approach to them by the two parties is still about the same. Lincoln and his party were polarized in the left brain, mental — common sense way of looking at things and the Democrats were right brained and emotionally polarized in their approach. This is still the same today as it was back then. Only the intelligence of the people involved fluctuates from decade to decade.

The relationship of Lincoln to the media vs Obama to the media is perhaps the most glaring difference. The media all over the world have a love affair with Obama and the media all over the world hated Lincoln. Lincoln ignored the media as much as possible but when they became treasonous and hurt the war effort, he shut some of them down and had editors thrown in jail. It’s a good thing modern presidents do not try to be like Lincoln in this area or they would have been crucified.

An example of modern treason was when the media published top secret activities of tracking Osama bin Laden’s cell phone activities. He read about this and immediate ditched his phone and we have never been able to track him since. We probably would have captured Osama bin Laden 6 or 7 years ago if not for this and other treason.

I could go on here, but let me end with a note of hope. It is a good thing that Obama is studying Lincoln and wants to be like him. Maybe Lincoln’s words and works will steer him in the right direction. Let us hope.

Kill them with success and bury them with a smile. Harvey Specter

Jan 18, 2009

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Black is White

Black is White

In my search for truth, I have found some of my greatest pearls of knowledge by the following process. I take the popular way of looking at things and ask myself: Is it possible that the opposite is true? Then I investigate. I have been surprised at how many times that the truth is the opposite the way people think. It has happened so often that I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the Sun is really a cool body warming us by microwave energy or that the earth is hollow.

I find that the more truth I discover the fewer people there are I can openly share it with. When I was young even, though I had seeds of unorthodoxy, I still had many mainstream beliefs that I could share with mainstream people. I thought I had basically “found it.”

Life was simple.

Since that time about everything I found in orthodoxy has been discovered to be an illusion. Sometimes I feel like “Johnathan Livingston Seagull.” The trouble with discovering truth that is upside down to regular thinking is that you just can’t go and openly discuss it all over coffee with the rank and file. In normal conversation you have to talk about the weather, healthcare, movies, making money, O.J. Simpson, and complain about government — but never offer a solution.

The teacher of truth will see many truths that seem to be upside down, but are really right side up and when he presents them they seem right side up to him, but upside down to listeners. Isaiah was frustrated with this upside downside thinking of people when he said:

“Woe unto them that call evil good , and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20)

I am constantly amazed at how many times the truth is turned upside down. This is easy to see when one is having a discussion with someone who believes much differently than himself. For instance, we are in the New Age section of the on-line services now. If the New Agers were to go over and have discussions with the born againers they would go away saying: “Whew. Boy has he got everything upside down.” On the other hand, the religious zealot will have the same thoughts toward the New Ager.

The trouble is we look for the sliver in the other person’s eye and we do not see the beam in our own. Both sides of the midway point have numerous things wherein they see illusion as the truth.

Most of us would have little trouble in attacking the Bible thumpers, but let’s look at ourselves.


Because we can change ourselves.

Here are some common upside down beliefs:

“Truth is relative.”

I have challenged many people over the years to show me even one relative truth and have never been shown one. The truth is that our PERCEPTION of truth is relative, but everything we perceive to be true is not necessarily true. Many New Age people hate the word absolute, but I’ll use it any way. The truth is absolute. For instance 2+2=4 and will never equal anything else in this universe. We can be under an illusion and think that it is 6, but the truth is still 4.

 “You have your truth and I have my truth. What is true for you is not necessarily true for me.”

“A Course in Miracles” [ACIM] correctly calls this thinking a law of chaos that keeps a person from the miracle of the soul. This is upside down thinking similar to the first belief. If we substitute the word “perception” for “truth” it makes some sense, but truth itself “is true and nothing else is true.” (another quote from ACIM) Again 2+2=4 is true for me and is also true for you if both of us have correct perception.

 “The emotions are more important and higher than the mind.”

Some New Agers go so far as to tell us that we should eliminate thinking.

There are several levels of emotion and mind and they are both very important. Mind gives us right direction and emotion gives us a passion to move in that direction. Emotion without mind leads us in a direction that has no purpose and often creates pain and harm. Mind without emotion leads in a direction that serves only self. Emotion is the female part of ourselves and mind is the male. Humanity is currently shifting in a more female direction as is evidenced by an increasingly sensitive mankind.

 “It is wrong to differentiate between male and female.”

On the contrary, it is impossible to have the union of souls without understanding the differences between the male and female energy. Those who see the opposite sex as being the same in principle as their own or as some kind of enemy are those who refuse to understand their opposite. Before one can have a truly happy relationship there must be understanding and empathy for the other half.

 “Any mention of the Bible, religion, hierarchy or leadership is old age and to be left behind.”

In the two thousand years of the Piscean Age we are leaving behind, there were many mistakes and abuses. But that does not mean that we should throw the baby out with the bath water. As humanity passes from one age into another its members must take the lessons learned with them. There are many good teachings in the Bible and other world scriptures. There is still a place for religion, hierarchy and leadership, but they will all be on a higher level as we get our feet wet in the New Age over the next several hundred years. In the New Age there will still be witches and heretics, but we will let them have their say and may even honor them instead of burning them.

 “Whatever you think and believe will happen.”

These are two important first steps to make things happen, but not all the steps. Few realize that up to the day World War Two began nearly every psychic and New Age type teacher believed, taught and thought that there would be no war. This mass belief did not do the trick. There was still a great war. There are numerous causes of events and many of them are larger than our own little wills. The best way to be in charge of our lives is to tune into all the energies around us.

 “Go with the flow.”

This is a great deception. For one thing over 99% of humanity is already going with the flow. Even those who consider themselves rebels are usually following the line of least resistance. It takes a very strong soul to not go with the flow, to be willing to suffer pain, embarrassment, and humiliation for a cause bigger than himself. One travels through many lifetimes before he or she gathers the courage and fortitude to go against the material flow. Going against the flow builds your spiritual muscles and brings energies into play that were never dreamed of.

 “Everything we need to know is available from the God within.”

This is a very common misperception. Tell me just about anything you know for sure and then trace the origins of that knowledge. You will find that essential parts of that were taken from the world without.

Let us take the simple math again of 2+2=4. Think of when and how you learned this. You probably had a teacher back in the first grade instill it in your memory. How about the capital of North Dakota? Have you learned that (if you have) from without or within? How about your own address. You probably learned that from without when you first walked through your door.

How about this computer you are working on? You would not get anywhere on it without your eyes to guide you without. Perhaps you have had instructors or read manuals. These are all tools without. Even hacking away learning by yourself is often trial and error in the outside world relying on past knowledge that was planted from without.

Now don’t get me wrong here. I am following the middle way principle. All knowledge is neither within nor without. The without world serves to stimulate us and the one within serves to assimilate and verify the truth of that which we perceive.

The “God within” actually knows nothing!

Surprised? Were we not all taught in Sunday school that God knows everything? This is another example of the truth being the opposite of what we think. The God within is consciousness and pure Spirit. It is not a data bank. Nevertheless, this consciousness within has power to access all data banks, but only does so when necessary. For us to successfully use the God consciousness we must learn how to pass data by it for verification and enlightenment. When the God consciousness sees truth in what has been correctly passed by It, It will send forth a “flashing forth” to the mind to verify a point of truth.

It takes much contemplation on the part of the disciple, however, to correctly perceive the Life of God within.

Because God knows nothing, we have to empty ourselves of all attachments to knowledge to commune with it. This is why many of the great minds seemed quite backward mentally in certain ways. When Einstein went for a walk he sometimes couldn’t remember his way home. Geniuses often seem to be “absent minded” because they are truly absent the knowing mind so they can commune with the God who knows nothing, but can verify everything which is true in principle. It is true that “we must become as a little child to enter the kingdom of heaven.” One must forget everything he knows to break past the barriers between himself and the revelation within.

This illusion is an upside down belief held by both the fundamental religious people and the New Age community: That is every seemingly spiritual contact is either God or the God within.

The truth is that there are numerous barriers that each disciple must break through to reach the Holy Spirit. We contact several selfish and deceptive spirits that give us temporary highs before the true Spirit is found. One of the purposes of the keys I teach is to help the seeker cross through the barriers of contact.

How does one tell if he has reached the true God within and not been deceived? When one has made the contact, he or she will know for sure. But the trouble is there will be numerous times he will think he knows before he gets there because numerous spiritual highs are reached before the final breakthrough has been made.

When two people reach the Spirit within together, they will find it next to impossible to disagree about anything. When my wife and I have a personality disagreement and we reach an impasse I will say. “Let us stop a moment and seek the Spirit.” Without exception, harmony will come and moments later we will find it as difficult to disagree as we had earlier found it difficult to agree. Often, we could not even remember what we were arguing about. I have found that this principle works without exception to every single person who allows himself to feel that “still small voice within.” In the world of the spirit all souls are one. In this world of the Presence, disagreeing with another soul is like disagreeing with yourself.

The key is that both have to enter this spiritual world together.

It is an illusion that two can be in the soul, yet have a fundamental disagreement on principle. “They shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.” Isaiah 52:8

This illusion concerns some of the readers of this group Some say to me something like: “ Joseph, the keys you teach are your keys. The rest of us need to find our own keys. Your keys are yours and mine are mine.”

Any keys of knowledge possessed by you or me do not belong to you or me. There was always someone else who had them before us and they did not belong to him either. Does 2+2=4 belong to your first grade teacher? Of course not. Do the keys of knowledge belong to me? No. Can they help both you and me? Yes.

If one of us obtains knowledge then we have a responsibility to share it. If we do not then we are in danger of having further knowledge cut off.

Another illusion is that teaching by giving hints somehow takes away free agency, or it denies the God within the other person, or that it is too authoritative. All complaints against this method are made by those who have not participated in it. They are criticizing that which they have not experienced.

Some say, “Don’t give hints. If you have something to say just say it!” The problem is that these keys of knowledge cannot be taught by just being spoken. If I were to write them all out to the best of my ability only one in a hundred would absorb them. By teaching them through the hint method around half of the seekers can understand them. The other half will still gain much.

In the hint method the teacher does not give the answers, but throws the student back toward the kingdom of the soul within to find the answer. By using the regular teaching method one uses authority which makes it more difficult for the seeker to register within. Therefore, the hint method honors the God within more than any other method of teaching presented on this planet. The only drawback is it does take more discipline and effort than a regular teaching method.

The most baffling thing is that some believe that it will take away their freedom. How can seeking an answer from within take away any freedom? Why would anyone think such a thing?

I will tell you bluntly. Any plan that directs the seeker within to the true source of power will greatly disturb the Ego or false self. The Ego subtly places clouds of illusion over the God center and is shaken to the core when the possibility surfaces that the darkness will be lifted and the God within will replace the lower self. In this case the lower self will lose its freedom to control your whole self. Letting the power of the Ego go is very dramatic and frightening. But the seeker finds himself pleasantly surprised that he has even more freedom than ever after he has let it go and finds the true center.

There are more illusions that we could cover, but this is all the space I should take for now.

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible. —Saint Francis of Assisi

Jan 16, 2009

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Seeing the Stars

Seeing the Stars

Here is a statement that came to me tonight:

  “Without someone to see them; there would be no stars.”

There is a lot of profound truth within this.

Think on this question. Why is this true?

A reader responded to the above with: “That phase reminds me of … ‘If a tree falls and none is around too hear it — does it make a sound?’“

JJ: Yes, but it points toward a very different truth. It makes a statement rather than asking a question.

The idea related to this statement does not present a similar conundrum as in the tree falling in the forest question.

A reader makes this statement in his interesting dissertation:

  “Yes, the tree MAY still fall and yes the air molecules may get disturbed by the movement and yes that perturbation may get transferred from air molecule to air molecule over quite a distance, but NO Virginia, if there is no one there to HEAR it, it makes no sound as both the idea of hearing AND sound are just ways consciousness has evolved as a method of making sense (use) of what is really just a bunch o’ flappin goin’ on.”

JJ: This thinking depends on the definition of sound. If we define sound as the creation of sound waves then there is sound, but if we define it as Dan did here as something that must be heard by a human being then there is no sound.

For the sake of uniformity in understanding let us define sound as being in existence as long as there is sound waves whether one hears them or not.

Therefore if a tree falls in a forest there is sound.


Still this statement is true:

  “Without someone to see them; there would be no stars.”


Another reader said this:

  “If there was no one to see them, then there would be no purpose in creating them in the first place.”

JJ: Everything in the universe exists not for the sake of its own, but for good of the whole, so lets say that seeing them benefits somehow (and it does), then we can write this statement as:

  “Without someone to benefit from them; there would be no stars.”

Following the principle, we could also write for example:

 “Without someone to experience it; there would be no kingdom of God.”

Anothere reader says: “Without someone or something to create them, they and we would not exist.”

JJ: These thoughts take us in the direction I want to pursue, but there were other good comments giving other interpretations.

If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it there is still a tree that falls and sound waves are given off. However, neither the tree or the stars would have been created in the first placed if conscious life was not available to see and appreciate it. Nothing would have been created and the universe itself would not exist if conscious life was not available to see and appreciate them.

DaVinci would have not painted the Mona Lisa unless he and others could later step back and appreciate the creation.

Even so, the stars would not exist if there was no life available to see, use and appreciate them.

You, I, and the consciousness that is in us assisted in making stars, planets, animals, atoms, quarks, etc. We were motivated to create things of beauty and perfection, so we could stand back and look upon them as God did after making the stars when the scripture says “and God saw that it was good.” (Gen 1:18)

If God could not see the stars and appreciate them he would not have created them.

This principle may seem self-obvious and very simple yet there are many who must not believe it for they do not accept the reality behind it.

How does this truism refute the logic of the atheists and agnostics?

Here’s an observation about atheists made by a student:

  “Since I have come upon the teachings here, the one thing that I personally have found to be interesting about the positions of those that call and/or consider themselves to be atheists is that it appears (to me) that the main flaw in their logic is that they use the definition of “god” that orthodox religionists use. And when I have listened to (or read) them, the thought that rises in my mind is that it makes sense that they would come to that conclusion, and will continue to as long as they use the traditional and/or orthodox definition.”

JJ: This is a good point. Quite often I have seen some Christian arguing with an atheist in the media and the atheist makes fun of the God on the throne idea. The believer then responds with orthodox arguments leaving the audience with the conclusion he does accept an anthropomorphic God who sits on a throne.

This distraction causes those on the fence to not take his argument seriously.

The funny thing about this belief is that most Christian religions do not believe that God is in physical form on a throne. Instead, they believe he is a spirit that is everywhere and make fun of Mormons who do believe that God is in the form of a man.

It is somewhat humorous that orthodox Christians are attacked for believing in a Mormon type of God, and they do not defend themselves by clarifying their belief.

And why do they not do this? Most likely because in reality they are not sure what God is, except that he is a mystery and cannot explain Him themselves.

On the other hand, the idea that God is a great life that is a composite of all other lives in the universe has some logic to it that could appeal to some non believers. We can see, for instance, that we, as humans, are lives composed of billions of smaller lives. We also see that groups, cities, states, countries, etc., seem to have a greater life and character of their own. By extension then a composite God that is evolving Itself through the Universe is much more logical than some outer being who just snapped His fingers and made everything instantly appear.

The most amazing proof though that a Creator exists is that anything exists at all. If there was no God then there would be nothing at all — not even a speck of dust existing anywhere in the universe. In fact, there would be no universe, no time, no space, and no life.

I was contemplating the thinking of an atheist when the phrase under discussion came into my mind and when I reflected upon it I saw proof for God in a way I had never considered before. The standard proof given is to point out how improbable that random chance could create complicated things like the atom, a cell, a human body, etc.

But this statement takes an entirely different slant. It presents the idea that anything that exists in form does so because some intelligence conceived it, created it and then sees and appreciates his work.

Just stating this principle will not convince many atheists, but when one contemplates it with even a glimmer of light from the soul the truth will become self-evident.

It’s a little like the statement “the truth shall make you free.” Such a statement is difficult to prove in black-and-white, but almost all who contemplate this will sense that it is profound and has truth incorporated within it.

  “Without someone to see them; there would be no stars.”

This is a similar statement that teaches such a basic reality that many will sense truth is there even though it cannot be empirically proven.

Creation is impossible unless there is a creator and creators come forth for the joy of seeing and experiencing their work through to the finish and being appreciated by other living beings.

Everything should be made as simple as possible … but not simpler. —Albert Einstein

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