John C writes:
I have a question for JJ. Truth CAN be placed into words, but doesn't it also lose some of its full meaning in the process of being stepped down?
Words on the physical plane are a symbol of points of truth and because these symbols are communicated in imperfect circumstances the understanding of them is also imperfect.
But keep in mind that each word is represented in the higher planes. Those who are in touch with the soul can read the scriptures and sense the words, not only on the physical plane but on a number of planes and obtain a pure understanding of the word, or words.
Those who are not in touch with the soul, or even higher mind will interpret the words like a computer program would and not receive a full understanding.
Wouldn't the person who receives the words, then have to contemplate them, receive their own soul confirmation, which then helps them recreate or duplicate that same original truth within themselves?
Yes, this is true.
To illustrate this let us use the example of a song again, such as Yesterday.
See the whole melody as one word. When this word descends to the physical plane it is represented by vibration of physical matter and can be arranged in many different ways with a variety of lyrics.
Now does this song, or word, cease to exist when it is not vibrating on the physical plane?
The answer is no. It continues to exist on the plane of the mind and higher even when it is not being played. This word is still in existence in a pure form even when there is not a physical vibration or symbol.
To understand the pure idea behind the song one must listen to the physical word and then reflect on the higher realms until you see the song as Paul McCartney did when he first received it. But the chances of doing this without the aid of the physical word is remote. This is why we need to be stimulated with physical plane words and ideas and then trace them back to the soul for full understanding.
This is also why the final authority for the disciple is not a physical human, but the soul.
To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
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