The latest assignment is:
All of creation takes place because of interplay of positive and negative (male-female) forces. Most teachers believe that these two forces are exactly equal and balance each other out and therefore there is no such thing as good and evil in the scheme of things.
Why is this an illusionary belief? Are the positive and negative (good and evil) exactly equal? If not then what does this have to do with the creation of the dominating good? What would happen if the dualities were exactly equal?
Positive and negative can only exist when they are close to being equal, but not quite equal. The imbalance of energy in our physical world thus causes one energy to be a sending one and one to be a receiver. The process of sending and receiving is an attempt by nature to bring balance in the universe.
If all energies were to become perfectly balanced then we would have perfect circles formed around a point which would then be reduced to a point of nothingness. As it is, there are no perfect circles and this lack of perfect circles of energy in motion creates a spiral of ever increasing size. The universe is such a spiral of ever increasing size, ever expanding. Just as we humans are ever seeking to increase our ring-pass-not, even so is the universe as a whole expanding its ring.
The universe of physical form is created because one of the energies dominates and this domination is called “the dominating good” by the sages.
In the total scheme of things evil is that which takes us toward dissolution and nothingness and good is that which takes us toward creation and order. We thus have these two energies interplaying, one in the direction of disorder and dissolution and the other toward order and creation. Thankfully the energy of creation dominates and thus the universe is ever Becoming and evolving as an ever expanding spiral. Then when any creation has finished with its purpose dissolution dominates and all elements return to their source.
Whereas it is true that the positive energy dominates in our physical world the negative dominates in the etheric and astral. Then the positive dominates in the mental and so on up to the monad.
This universe is created by seven rays and is part of seven planes which is merely a subplane of a greater system of seven greater planes.
Each odd number representing a ray or plane (and even years) is polarized in the positive energy and the even numbers are polarized in the negative energy. Notice that concerning this great number of seven that we have four positive numbers and three negative which gives all creation a domination toward the positive, or the dominating good.
When the time comes in the far future that the universe will be created on a basis of twelve then a point of perfect balance will be reached; thus the great symbology and power of twelve as a spiritual number that penetrates the soul into the unseen.
Time to move on to the next principle of discovery which is:
Seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened – Ask and you shall receive.
I remember when I first heard this scripture when I was a kid. I thought this was a great promise because I had many questions. But then to my disappointment I found that just asking God for an answer did not seem to work. Finally, I found the following scripture which gave me encouragement. Here it is in a modern English translation.
Jesus said: “Suppose you went to a friend’s house at midnight, wanting to borrow three loaves of bread. You would shout up to him, ‘A friend of mine has just arrived for a visit and I’ve nothing to give him to eat.’ He would call down from his bedroom, ‘Please don’t ask me to get up. The door is locked for the night and we are all in bed. I just can’t help you this time.’
“But I’ll tell you this; though he won’t do it as a friend, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you everything you want; just because of your persistence. And so it is with prayer; keep on asking and you will keep on getting; keep on looking and you will keep on finding; knock and the door will be opened. Everyone who asks, receives; all who seek, find; and the door is opened to everyone who knocks.” Luke 11:6-10
Question: What is the key revealed here that aids in the discovery of truth and how does the principle of attention and the point of tension come into play?
Question: You say karma may dictate whether or not a spiritual healing may take place. Does this mean that such a person should not seek medical help to make sue he suffers from karma?
I was talking about spiritual healing and even if a spiritual healing is not possible there is nothing wrong with doing all within your power to obtain the healing. I never suggested otherwise. Karma does not take away free will.
Note that I still stated that there are always “steps” that can be taken to obtain “wholeness.” There are times that the person is not prepared for a spiritual healing, but there is always a way to better health. One must find it and tread the path.
I never once read where Edgar Cayce said “no” to assisting in physical cures of the thousands of people who applied to him over several decades.
Question: Why did Edgar Cayce never say no to those who sought his help?
I have also never said no, yet there have been times that the Spirit said no. But even there solutions have been sought and sometimes found when Higher Will was followed. Edgar Cayce used many different methods. When spiritual healing is not permitted then medicine, herbs and other physical methods are in harmony with law as Cayce recommended.
I once knew a woman near death’s door with pernicious anemia who asked for a blessing from me when I went to church decades ago. I really wanted to bless her with a miraculous healing, but the Spirit restrained me so I could not promise her a healing.
She received comfort but her illness remained and then she asked again for another blessing a few weeks later. Again I hoped for a miracle and again the answer was no.
Finally she asked me a third time. But this time I just didn’t want to go through the motions, but sought for an answer and as I looked within the Spirit said:
“This person is very depressed and her depression focuses her mind on unbelief rather than faith. Lift up her downward focussed eyes to the Spirit and she shall be healed.”
Before the blessing I told her of the impressions I had from the Spirit and she admitted that she had been very depressed and would attempt to lift her spirits for the blessing.
This time when we laid our hands on her head the answer was yes and I told her she would be healed.
The next time I saw her in church I was delighted to see her happy and perfectly well after a long lingering illness.
Question: You said, “Suffering only comes to us when the Purpose of God is resisted. When the patient learns where the resistance is and corrects it then a healing becomes possible.”
And how exactly does a three year-old child with leukemia come to that realization? And exactly how did that child “resist”?
A three year old child has usually experienced thousands of years in mortal life in past lives and, as unfortunate as it seems, many of us will suffer effects of karma as children in future lives. Before a child is born he or she saw the circumstances in the appointed body and accepted them for the sake of progression.
So why do you think children suffer? Do you picture some fiendish God punishing the innocent or merely that all misfortune is just a matter of random luck?
Question: Shouldn’t we just focus on the words of Christ?
Why do you think that should be the only focus?
Jesus said that his followers shall do greater works than he did. (See John 14:12). Pursuing the path to greater works and greater revelation is our focus here and I’m sure Christ would approve. This is not a Bible study class and that is not a bad thing.
When Jesus appeared he did not concentrate on the standard teachings of Moses, but presented new concepts. The true teachers in this age are the same. They will not just rehash the old, but present the new, for, after all, God says, “I make all things new.” Rev 21:5
Then too Isaiah says: “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isa 42:9
The relationship of humanity to Christ has not been sufficient the past 2000 years and have indeed lacked a fullness as was prophesied by Paul:
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” II Tim 4:3-4
Fables have indeed been built around many of the teachings of Christ, including the sacraments.
Question: Shouldn’t we just go with the simple teachings in the scriptures. You seem to add too much complexity.
So the atomic bomb did not really go off because it was complex. Your computer does not really work because it too is very complex. Isaiah could not be a true prophet because his writings are probably the most complex on the planet. Also your body is extremely complex yet it operates on true principles.
Truth is sometimes simple and sometimes complex. What I attempt to do is make the complex simple and I must be having some success because I have received numerous comments in this direction.
July 30, 2000
Copyright by J J Dewey
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