Lesson 6. to be, is to shine
"What to expect, now that the focus is on the outer manifestation of life?"
… "Life does not culminate in eventually dissipating into some realm 'out there', divine, empty or whatever. It finds its pinnacle in always manifesting itself outwardly from moment to moment through all its parts, units and entities, whether of cosmic proportions or minuscule. For humans it means that their physical person and environment, in spite of being defective and temporary, is an integral part of their unique adventure and mission. Everything visible and invisible is from, through, as well as in and before the One Whose image is projected in it. This makes everything in existence special, sacred, important and unconditionally beloved. Not because it performs so well, but because all externals are part of the manifestation of I AM."
EXTERNALS ARE NOT OF LESSER QUALITY THAN SPIRITUAL REALMS
EARTH HANGS IN THE MOST OUTER REALM OF THE UNIVERSE, ISOLATED
MOST OF PEOPLE'S ATTENTION HAS TO GO TO THEIR EXTERNAL WORLD
"Are all externals meant to mirror and express true reality?"
… "Correct. As all that exists is from and always remains relative to life's one Source and Center, it is impossible to not partially or fully show that. In these lessons, the words 'reflecting' and 'mirroring' are used to divulge the purpose of any life-form that comes into existence. As stated before, all that is in existence together approximates another 'totality'. This totality can choose and has chosen to be the lover and partner of the One Who Is the All in a most personal way. This is the glory of reality, in which without exception all universes participate. Life on earth contradicts this on all levels. But as the lessons explain, there is a profound reason for that. What is called negative, ultimately serves to expose more of I AM's all-including Splendor."
EVERYTHING IS INSTRUMENTAL TO ENHANCE THE GLORY OF THE TOTAL
EXCEPT IN THE NEGATIVE STATE, LIFE'S SPLENDOR SHINES IN ALL
THE NEGATIVE STATE ILLUSTRATES WHAT TRUE AND FULL LIFE IS NOT
'Some people claim they have an intimate relationship with forces in nature or with spiritual or divine worlds. How reliable are their testimonies?"
… "Do not bet your life on testimonies. In sharing, talking or writing about those type of intimate connections, a multitude of falsities may creep in. Which is not to say that the experiences themselves cannot be meaningful. But why the need to share and compare? Each person and each encounter is different; nothing will be repeated in the first place. Of course, one can refer to one's inner journey and attitude when asked. But better to let one's actions speak. Those may invite others to find out for themselves. Intimacy cannot be taught. Remember, no one 'has' to find life's secret. Spiritual connections thrive on sincerity, modesty and personal self-sufficiency."
THE REMNANTS OF TRUE LIFE ON EARTH CANNOT BE DESTROYED
GOODNESS AND HARMONY CAN BREAK THROUGH ANYWHERE
PROMOTING BEAUTY AND JUSTICE HELPS UNCOVER TRUE REALITY
"Is it not precisely what these lessons do, give a testimony?"
… "No. These lessons are put on paper by a specific person who was able to formulate this particular information. It far exceeds his personal expertise or wisdom. The insights offered here use the hitherto unknown approach of directly addressing everybody on earth. They reveal the origin of and reason for the negative state, each one's position in it and above all the change in the One Holy, Whose denial is now part of reality. Others are briefed about this, in bits and pieces as well as on a grand scale. The messages unmask the lies, conditioning and other tricks of the human perpetrators of the negative state. They announce that all humans can align with the real reality and welcome its effect on also their life's most external aspects."
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN PSEUDO AND REAL SUCCESS IS NOT EASY
SERENITY WITHIN CAN BE A COVER TO AVOID EXTERNAL CHALLENGES
LIFE'S TRANSPARENCY FOR ITS ROOTS IN LOVE COLORS ALL LEVELS
"What about teaching children? Should these lessons be given to them to read?"
… "By all means, children should be exposed to the content of these lessons. But not as required reading! When they have questions about related issues – and they have – or when they are curious about what their parents really believe – hopefully - then these lessons should be given to them or translated to their level of understanding. But there it should stop. It is unwise to attach comments, explanations, rituals, symbols, expectations or stories to what is also children's most private, personal and always present spiritual core. Religious practices throughout human history with their pretenses, exclusivity, hypocrisy, social, moral and intellectual pressures and control thwart true insight."
IT IS USELESS TO COMPARE, DISCUSS OR ANALYZE THESE LESSONS
THE LESSONS' MESSAGE IS TO BE TASTED IN ONE'S SPIRIT WITHIN
PEOPLE ARE FREE TO SHOW NO INTEREST AT ALL IN THESE WORDS
"Is it helpful to celebrate publicly one's faith and hook up with like-minded people?"
… "The sixth aspect of the I AM is 'Manifestation'. It says that everything expresses in its own way the grandeur of the one nature all have in common. Obviously, earth shows a different picture. There, one has to look for signs of health, harmony, progress and eternity. They are present, as no life-form can develop outside its origin. But celebrating one's personal closeness to the One Holy with others who presumably experience the same, will be clouded by differences in wordings, style, goals, priorities, etc. Celebrating one's faith happens primarily in private, on the spiritual level. However, resisting non-love situations can unite all people of good will. It will interfere with the domination of evil."
IN THESE LESSONS ALL LIFE'S I AM ADDRESSES EACH AND EVERYONE
THE LESSONS CAPTURE IN PRINT THE STATUS OF TRUE LIFE FOR ALL
IN LIVING AND IN DYING, THESE WORDS WILL PROVE THEIR TRUTH
"How can the message of these words spread unless it is pushed or promoted?"
… "Let this be clear. If the lights are on in a house, it will be seen from outside. When there is a love relationship within one's spirit with the Person Who Is All, its purity will radiate to the mental and physical level. This radiating, which in their way also things, nature and events do, is the publicity for these words. It can be ignored. Which is an option, as it is each individual person's choice whether to pursue love, light and honesty or not. Nobody can do this for someone else. The message advances by reading and applying the words, not by promoting them. The lessons are not as a product to be marketed. They show with human words the face of the One Who is All. The I AM of being needs no publicity."
IN EVERYTHING IS THE OUTSIDE OF NATURE'S THREE LAYERS PRESENT
ON EARTH, THE EXTERNAL ASPECTS OF EXISTING DOMINATE DAILY LIFE
BEING OF ONE SPIRIT WITH NATURE OR MATTER ELUDES MOST HUMANS
"One more time: What about education, study, songs, rituals or art forms to enhance spirituality?"
… "It will not work. One can mention what these lessons mean to oneself, when handing them to people who are interested. But discussion, explanation or sharing cheapen the unique closeness and intimacy with one's Eternal Partner and Lover. This is maddening to most people, used as they are to explain, compare, customize and promote ideas. It ruffles the dependency features the human ancestors installed in their offspring. A new way of operating, internally and externally, unfolds when one's spirit embraces reality. The inner song it creates can be sung, but not really shared. On earth that is. The other realms do nothing else! Education, etc. do not enhance spirituality. It is the other way around."
LIFE'S PROPER PERSPECTIVE COMES FROM RECOGNIZING ITS CENTER
INTERNAL ALIGNMENT WITH LIFE'S CENTER INSPIRES POSITIVE ACTIONS
ALL PEOPLE CAN CHOOSE TO STRIVE FOR LOVE AND GOODNESS FOR ALL
"Are human beings the highest form of life on earth? If so, would this indicate their features are most alike those of the I AM of all life?"
... "Yes and no. The 'no' says that everything in being can mirror on its particular level the love, strength, joy and beauty of the One Totality and so portray the highest forms of life. All life-forms are that way. How could they not be? Their spirit merges continuously with the very Spirit of Life. This is not understandable on earth, where everything is of a broken-up quality. The 'yes' answer is a qualified one. A genuine challenge to the One Holy being All had to come from a life-form most comprehensively alike life's I AM. In that sense, the original humans were direct and clear reflections of the One Whose features are only positive and splendid."
GOING ALL OUT IN REPRESENTING REALITY STIRS UP THE FIRE WITHIN
BEING AN AGENT OF WISDOM AND GOODNESS BRINGS OUT ONE'S BEST
JOINING OTHER PEOPLE OF GOOD WILL CAN LESSEN MANY BURDENS
"Why a qualified yes, in regard to humans as highest life-form?"
… 'Several reasons. Within and before the One Holy no discrimination exists. Also 'things' therefore operate, are of use and contribute equally, although most humans think they are superior to matter. Another reason why the human race is not exclusively the top, is because there are sentient entities with levels of density and volume in other realms of being and time that are of a completely different category than the human species. Yet, humans are instrumental to what nothing else in being is, was or will be. Which is not just adding to reality their pursuit of challenging and then denying the One Who Is All, but above all, having their rebellion gloriously show the invincibility of the I AM's total commitment, which has not been compromised in any respect."
ONLY BY HUMAN STANDARDS GOOD AND BAD ARE EQUALLY POWERFUL
WORKING IN POSITIVE DIRECTIONS IS ENERGY AND TIME WELL SPENT
DOING GOOD AS OBLIGATION OR FOR REWARDS DULLS ITS SHINE
"Was planet earth especially designed for humans?"
… "Oh yes. The alternative world envisioned by the pseudo-creators could never survive in a normal setting. The power of purity would cause any unnatural product to evaporate instantly. Therefore, the human ancestors performed many transmutations on themselves. The space needed for their experiments was placed in the most external outside realm of reality, with protective cosmic shields all around it. What humans uncover of planet earth's prehistory reveals some of the many try-outs done with material, chemicals and life-forms in order to come up with a type of creature that would be human enough to make conscious choices, yet otherwise be enmeshed in and dependent on the external elements of life."
IN MOST OF THE 'GODS' AROUND ARE HUMAN FEATURES PROJECTED
WHAT TRANSCENDS LOGIC PEOPLE CONVENIENTLY CALL A MYSTERY
EVERYTHING EXPRESSES SOME OF THE INFINITE VARIETY OF LIFE
"How did putting together another reality for the sake of providing love with an alternative affect the non-human or material world?"
… "In terms of preciousness before the One Who IS, everything is of the same rank: human, non-human or matter. However, in terms of function, placement and volume, differences are all over. The human ancestors used this cleverly. Searching for an alternative world, they had access to all available know-how, tools, techniques, material and energies. With those they manipulated the composition and innate laws of matter. They separated and redirected forces and so thwarted the natural harmony, using evolutionary and creative processes. Because of that, planet earth as people know it became a pseudo-creation, home to their genetically altered offspring."
THE LESSONS DO NOT PASS JUDGMENT ON WHAT IS NEGATIVE
THESE WORDS INVITE TO LISTEN TO ONE'S INNERMOST LONGING
IN ALL EXISTENCE PULSATES THE ENERGY OF UNIVERSAL ONENESS.
"Is the presence of the One Spirit in everything a sort of secret ingredient one has to look for?"
… "Within oneself, accessing one's spirit core requires a conscious effort and an alert mind. For many this is unfamiliar territory. Yet when in all honesty people want to know themselves, they will find their inner sanctuary where the Presence dwells. It is as unique and awesome as normal. The effects of this discovery on one's mind and external life can be traced. Still, as far as other people or things are concerned, the only sure sign that they too are endowed with life's spirit, is in the fact that they exist. Enriching one's environment may be the result of acting from one's innermost spirit. But outsiders can never tell. The same applies to material objects. Person or 'object', they operate from a private within."
IN HUMANS, THE FLUIDITY BETWEEN LIFE'S THREE LEVELS IS LACKING
SPIRITUAL RICHNESS IS MOSTLY AT ODDS WITH EXTERNAL DEMANDS
SEPARATING ONE'S INNERMOST AND OUTERMOST LEVELS IS ABNORMAL
"As all of earth is imperfect and open to decay, how does one's innermost sphere, one's spirit, survive on earth?"
… "Isolating the spirit sphere within from the internal and outer layers is not the answer. Only through the first, life can blossom. This makes the situation on earth so unnatural. Normal is that all three levels not just function harmoniously, but interact with great joy. The spirit within is the untouchable beachhead of the positive state on earth. Its core can be attacked, but not damaged. All that exists is on its own level a manifestation of the glory of the One Creative Force. Things and people on earth lack the luster of this, but mobilizing the spirit connection amounts to being fueled by the inexhaustible joyous energy of eternity, regardless of how deeply this penetrates the outside."
VIA ONE'S INNATE FREEDOM, ONE CAN CONVERT TO THE POSITIVE
NO OUTER CIRCUMSTANCE CAN PREVENT FINDING THE WAY HOME
INTEGRATING ONE'S SPIRITUAL SELF SOLIDIFIES LOVE AND WISDOM
"If all develops from an inner spirit core, does it mean everything has the potential of perfection?"
… "Being manifestation of life's Totality means that all is different and unique, yet is equally part of the excitement of existence. It is the way life is. The movement of true life always unfolds in the direction of more perfection, in spite of the negative forces. Humans may view perfection as out of reach or as potentially boring: 'If nothing can go wrong, what is the challenge?' But this thought only arises when one does not know perfection. The potential for perfection comes with life. Yet one should not strive for it as for an ideal, but uncover it as it is one's own eternal status as beloved. It can be the greatest source of inspiration for becoming an unmistakable representative of the real world."
ELECTRONICS AND SOPHISTICATED MACHINERY DAZZLE MOST PEOPLE
PEOPLE WANT INCREASINGLY MORE COMFORT FROM TECHNOLOGY
WITHOUT A SPIRITUAL COMPONENT TECHNOLOGY MEANS REGRESSION
"How to balance having knowledge of perfection and still living in a world in which nothing is whole?"
…"Some people think they can detach themselves from what is evil-infested. Others huddle by the embers of hope. However, the message of these lessons is that one can operate with wide open eyes from the premise of having already arrived home. To this, one's spirit testifies. Choosing honesty and goodness and have those shine, can become normal also in the midst of one's own and other people's misery. True reality stands firm, even if not showing up in the overall human condition. Separating the inner love presence from one's embattled outer manifestations, suffocates the first. All exists in order to manifest splendor. Accepting that and going in that direction counts – not trying to find a balance."
FINDING WITHIN THE DESIRE FOR LOVE AND WISDOM IS PURE JOY
WORKING ON MANIFESTING LOVE'S ALL-INVOLVEMENT IS NOT IN VAIN
ACCEPTING LIFE'S TRUE FACTS IS A FORM OF PERFECTION, REGARDLESS
"How do people's complicated systems, processed products, electronic wizardry, etc., fit into a spirit-based way of living?"
… "It is not a matter of fitting in. The features mentioned here are all spirit-based. Life moves from within to without. Grossly distorted, fragmented and deviating, this still is the only direction in which all existence unfolds. Think of it. The most ingenious invention must make use of elements and forces available in earth's galaxy. In whom or in what do those originate? Humans can use or abuse these elements. Yet they all consist of vibrations within the density of the One All-Manifestation. The issue therefore is not how they fit in, but that they should function optimally to enjoy the universal dance they, like everything else, are already part of."
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS JUST SEEM MORE EXTERNAL THAN NATURE'S
MAN-MADE GOODS ARE TREATED AS IF THEY HAVE NO SPIRITUAL VALUE
EVERY 'PRODUCT' CAN BE A HAPPY TOOL FOR LOVE, EXCEPT ON EARTH
"What can people do to restore some of the original normal rhythm and color in their world?"
… "Nothing and everything. Being faulty products themselves, humans cannot save or restore the damaged components their planet consists of. Yet in spite of negative demands of culture, society, technology and other influences, one can choose to deal with all aspects of external life as a person who is intimate with the One Whose heartbeat is Life Itself. This heartbeat pulsates in all that exists. Recognizing it, restores some normalcy, visibly or not. People can show respect, rejoice in the fundamental beautiful oneness of all that is before the One Holy and act accordingly. This way, they do live up to their position of being the most comprehensive image of the One Totality. All that they touch will profit."
THE JOY IN STRIVING TO BE A POSITIVE PRESENCE IS IMMENSE
PORTRAYING BEAUTY IS DONE FOR ITS OWN SAKE, NOT FOR RESULTS
NO UGLINESS, EVIL OR SICKNESS CAN EXTINGUISH LIFE'S/LOVE'S FIRE
"That everything participates in the universal dance may sound good, but is it realistic?"
… "What is wrong with anticipating total harmony, usefulness, satisfaction and joy? Realistically, earth's externals are indeed as a cracked vase. Nothing ever reaches perfection. But this does not mean that the solid core of one's spirit and to a point also the desire, intention and determination to be a positive presence, cannot be the fabric of one's daily taking charge. The fundamental disconnectedness of earth acts up everywhere. But now the option is offered to be consciously part of the universal nature of making love. The joy of that rubs off on all one is involved in. The dance of life is there, regardless, all over, on all levels, any time, for each individual and for the whole family of what is in existence."
THESE LESSONS PROVIDE INSIGHTS THAT CAN BE PROBED INTERNALLY
NO OPINIONS ENLIGHTEN; ONLY THE EMBRACE OF THE ONE HOLY DOES
RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES PALE BY THE GLOW OF LIFE'S I AM
"The outside of things and events can be seen, but what about what is behind the surface, the why's and the total picture. This has to be guessed?"
… "Not at all. For one thing, these lessons challenge whoever reads them, to trust one's pulsating on the universal and eternal beat. This positions one squarely within the Real Reality and within the embrace of the One Who is Love everywhere – on or off the visible stage of life. From this being connected within oneself, one learns to see through the facades and distortions of what shows on the surface. By becoming a presence of love, wisdom will flow in. Fate does not exist. Love illuminates all issues properly, the pleasant and the unpleasant, the in-the-open and the hidden ones. Being firmly connected with one's innermost spirit means being firmly connected with the full reality."
THE DRIVE TO LIVE AND TO PROTECT LIFE REFLECTS REALITY
IN ONE'S SPIRIT ETERNITY DWELLS; IT CAN COLOR ONE'S OUTSIDE TOO
MOST PEOPLE'S THREE LAYERED STRUCTURE IS IN DISARRAY
"What is the importance of Manifestation, the sixth aspect, name, face, of the One Who Is All?"
… "All people, as all else that exists in whatever outer of inner circumstances, are called to portray the beauty of existence. The One Who Is All desires to live through them. If this is accepted, it results in experiencing I AM's presence in a most personal way. It activates the desire to use one's mind and energies for only positive activities. For some it means they have to start from scratch. The One Holy being manifested in all that exists calls for readjusting attitude and performance. Those can radiate respect and joy for the fact that all of earth – often so damaged and abused – is still part of the universal splendor. Taking this stance keeps one busy all one's days on earth."
ALL-OUT PARTICIPATION IN LIFE AND LOVE ON EARTH IS POSSIBLE
ANY PERSON'S MISSION IS TO MAKE CHOICES ONE WAY OR ANOTHER
WHATEVER EXTERNAL LIFE SHOWS, IT ULTIMATELY SERVES SPLENDOR