Today I will comment on a few of your posts.
"There is one difficulty about the Statement "Truth that is true and nothing else is true" and that is who is determining what is true? The statement is valid in an absolute sense, but given our propensity to call something true which is only some belief we have accepted without inspection, the statement may not be helpful. (By the way where does the quote come from?)"
This quote comes from A Course in Miracles. Truth is not determined by anyone. It just is what it is and does not change because of anyone's determination or judgment. For instance it is true that I will write three X's as follows: XXX. Now if a person "determines" that there is four X's, will that change what I have written here at this moment in time and space? No. It will be true fort all eternity that at this moment in time and space I have written three X's. What someone believes about what I have written changes nothing about this post I am making.
Now Seth (Editor's note: of that book series Seth Speaks) makes the valid point that a misconception or illusionary perception of a past event will cause a current belief system based on illusion that seems as real as one based on truth. Let us suppose for instance that Ben Franklin was a bad dude and sacrificed children to satanic rituals. Up to now we have had no evidence of such deeds and our belief toward him is as if he were squeaky clean. Our illusionary data does not change the nature of what really happened at that time and if he did malfeasant deeds they will have created subtle long lasting effects of which we are consciously unaware.
On another note, Seth is not a Master, but an entity of reasonable intelligence, certainly not infallible. I have found a lot of his writings good food for thought however.
Keith, from your last post I think we are seeing eye to eye. The victor in any war will certainly color their history on their favor. True history is difficult to discern. To get a true picture one must either read two points of view or the writings of an historian who lives maybe 100 years after the event so he has little emotional investment in the presentation.
Take Bill Clinton these past eight years, for instance. Two people, one a friend and one a foe could write a biography of him today, and you would think they were writing about two different people. It may take some time period before he will be able to be judged impartially. One would have to be close to initiate status to write an accurate book about him today.
Yes, it would be a shock to learn for sure that Ben Franklin was a Satanist who sacrificed children. If this is true it would mean one of two things.
(1) He was a plant from the Dark Brothers to subtly sabotage the drive for independence. It is interesting that before the war he did all he could to reconcile the colonies to the crown.
(2) He was a worker of light at heart who temporarily yielded to temptation. I tend to go with this option (if the story is true). Workers in the light have been known to take some great slips, and then recover and redeem themselves. Saul who persecuted the Christians is a prime example.
Now, for a few comments on the post of my old friend Zina. She says: "No 'thing' can happen to you, without your conscious or unconscious thought."
There is no such thing as unconscious thought. Thought only springs from consciousness. What people call the unconscious within us are really computer-like programs that are on line running with no more consciousness than this computer I am working on. All of our programming though was created by conscious thought at some time in the distant past.
I think we all clearly observe that many things happen to us that originate outside of our own conscious thought. I may step on some gum and not know it for some time. The event had to do with the conscious thought of whoever chewed the gum and threw it in my path rather than any thought I possess. The reality of this is so obvious I am surprised this subject would come up.
"This is a thought created reality. Thus as I understand the Law... consciousness and energy CREATE the Nature of Reality. No thought, no activity. It is not a debate on the level of consciousness, there is simply no exception to this Law."
There was creation and the impulse of decision from the Purpose of God before there was thought or consciousness. This is why the sacred books tell us that there was chaos in the beginning. As thought and consciousness evolved chaos gravitated to organization. All organization we see before us - such as the human cell or DNA is the result of conscious thought on some level, but now operates automatically below the threshold of consciousness.
Energy existed before thought. Thought is organized energy. You are not your body, you are not your feelings and you are not your mind or thoughts. What are you? You are that power within that can make a decision from which purpose and potential power reside and from which all things spring.
"Now whether this is past life karma, karma, or simply as I would put it, KARMA OF THE NOW... in other words, this powerful disciple (not a beginner) creating an opening in that one's consciousness that is powerful in the NOW, allowing for negativity to enter... thus creating the opportunity for what you call an 'accident' what I would call the natural outcome of a now thought, very powerful, opening the door to what you call the Dark Brothers. No negative event can occur without the door open to that negative event in consciousness. Of that I am absolutely certain, for the Law must hold true. Otherwise, God could be destroyed, it is that simple, and that is simply not possible!!
I do not understand your "God would be destroyed" logic, but let me say this. No one, not even you Zina, can close the door to all negativity. As long as we live in this reality, the door of the dualities of positive and negative is always open and only seems closed to one in illusionary thought.
There is much misunderstanding concerning the Dark Brothers. The most common one is that the aspirant will often think he is being targeted by them when he is merely undergoing the trials of ordinary living. Only when you personally become a threat to their goals will you be in danger of attack. They do work through average people, but only through group influence and not individually.
It is illusion to believe that a positive attitude, having no fear, or just closing a door could shut them out. This seems to work for most new agers with this attitude because they pose no threat. iif a powerful Dark Brother or his group decided to attack what we would call a normal positive person with no obvious fears or negativity, I will guarantee you this person would have an instant change of thought in his view OF the dark forces.
Every great avatar who has ever walked the earth, including Jesus and Buddha, has had to wrestle with a direct attack from these Dark Ones in one form or another. I know of no current disciple greater than they.
If one is attacked, positive thinking and the control of fear will help but that alone is not enough for victory. Other factors include centering your attention on the true light within and strengthening your link between matter and spirit. The disciple must gather around him spiritual force of equal or greater strength than have the dark brothers in negative energy through which they attack.
Direct attacks from the Dark Brothers are only used when nothing else works for them. Overall they have found that honey works better for them than vinegar. They can manipulate unsuspecting people of good will through their illusionary beliefs and egos, and often achieve their ends by dividing and frustrating the work of disciples.
If I understand Zina correctly from her post here and her e-mails to me she is against war or killing in any situation. She thinks that it was wrong for the German conspirators to attempt to kill Hitler even though it would have saved millions of lives. Many within the New Age community seem to have this type of thinking. To this let me present the writings of a Master of Wisdom (Djwahl Khul) given during the time that World War II was raging and it seemed that the forces of light were in danger of losing to Hitler.
"It is because of the delay in right understanding, and the slowness of many to appreciate the true situation, that Those Who guide the race and work on the spiritual side of life have been unable to do much up to date except spiritually strengthen the hands of the workers with the Forces of Light. The faith of many has kept the door ajar, yet even these have forgotten frequently that "faith without works is dead." It is only when faith finds active expression upon the physical plane in right cooperation and sacrifice (even unto death) that the door can be forced wide open and divine intervention become possible. It is only when the vision and dream of peace which beguiles so many well-meaning people gives way to the determination to take every possible means to achieve that peace in practical ways upon the physical plane that the inner spiritual forces will be enabled to work also more actively on earth.
"Curiously enough, they are often hindered today by the idealists, who love their ideals more than they love humanity and who cling to their special interpretations of what they think Christ meant, at the same time excluding that real love which characterized His every act and which would drive them into active, selfless service to the Forces of Light. They do nothing to bring the conflict to an end because they are preoccupied with their own dreams, ideals and interpretations; when they can let these go because of love of humanity, then the new vision will come and the world will be saved; the Forces of Light will find potent expression and the forces of aggression will go down to defeat.
"The neutral powers are still selfish (though they seek by philanthropy to veil it), but they are rapidly awakening to the true issues, and when there is real synthesis of goal and of purpose and a true unification of vision upon the mental plane, of fixed and unalterable desire upon the emotional plane, and a dedication to practical effort upon the physical plane, then there will be hope that the embodiment of the desire of all nations will appear.
"That embodiment is one mode in which divine intervention can take place. The Prince of Peace will lead His people through war to peace. Those who think only in terms of peace as they understand it and desire it are apt to forget the Biblical implication that the Prince of Peace takes a definite part in the battle of Armageddon (now in full progress). After achieving victory, He will then lead His triumphant cohorts through the gates into Jerusalem, the city of peace.
"There are two great handicaps to the free expression of the Will force in its true nature. One is the sensitivity of the lower nature to its impact, and its consequent prostitution to selfish ends, as in the case of the sensitive, negative German people and its use by the Axis nations for material objectives. The second is the blocking, hindering, muddled but massed opposition of the well-meaning people of the world who talk vaguely and beautifully about love but refuse to consider the techniques of the Will of God in operation. According to them, that Will is something with which they will personally have naught to do; they refuse to recognise that God works out His Will through men, just as He is ever seeking to express His Love through men; they will not believe that that Will could possibly express itself through the destruction of evil with all the material consequences of that evil. They cannot believe that a God of Love could possibly employ the first divine aspect to destroy the forms which are obstructing the free play of the divine Spirit; that Will must not infringe upon their interpretation of Love. Such people are individually of small moment and of no importance, but their massed negativity is a real detriment to the ending of this war, just as the massed negativity of the German people, and their inability to take right action when Hitler's purposes were disclosed, made possible the great inflow of ancient and focused evil which has brought the present catastrophe to man. Such people are like a millstone around the neck of humanity, crippling true effort, murmuring, 'Let us love God and each other,' but doing nothing but murmur prayers and platitudes whilst humanity is dying."
Interesting thoughts from a Master in the midst of the greasiest conflict the world has ever seen. We must ever remember that the heart center is composed of two cooperating energies: Love and Wisdom. In this situation it was indeed wisdom to put Hitler down in any way possible, else love could have no chance to fully manifest upon the earth.
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