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all is connected

361. Not many people have a problem accepting that everything belongs

somehow to the same universe. Not that we can prove it but it seems so

logical. That the totality of everything is as a Person, in whom we and all

things have our being, is easily dismissed as nonsense. Yet it is what this

booklet states: that we exist in, with, through and before a personal I AM.

362. Saying the first name I AM with the desire to feel a personal

closeness to One Holy leads us to a direct contact with the One Who is

life's totality. It includes that we touch upon those parts of reality that

transcend everything. But we can safely leave it up to One Holy to be

aware of and treasure these ever-evolving realms.

363. Many see no practical value in trying to figure out things like this.

The thought of being connected may be interesting, but so what? We are

still here. It is different, however, with the second name of life's totality,

Love. Taking that name seriously will clearly have an immediate bearing

on us personally and also on many pressing social and global issues.

364. If, as stated, life's essence, color and music is love, then at least

we have a standard by which to compare how we, other people, society,

and nature perform. If Love is all, then the way we are connected with

what is around and within us will somehow have the characteristics of

making love: in its broadest possible sense. And, indeed, this is the case.

365. Then there is the third name of I AM, Truth. It seals the exquisite

nature of the universe by declaring that everything of and in it is the

volume and substance of His/Her 'person'. Nothing is outside of Truth

occurring. The repercussion of this is monumental. There is not such a

thing as 'our' or 'their' or 'a' truth. We all form reality together.

366. All that we are, good or bad, our past, present and future, and

what we were before being born on earth, it is all included in our unique

contribution to the universal happening of life. The fourth name covers it.

The fourth of the seven names of the totality of all existence is 'Proper'.

It means that everything is right and beautiful, in design and execution.

367. Throughout this booklet several statements seem to get repeated.

Yet there is no redundancy as each different context highlights another

aspect. Here, again, attention is requested for the for us almost not

graspable fact that each of the seven names represents not just a part,

but the fullness of I AM. This also is the case with 'Proper'.

368. It is logical to ask how a name can represent a complete and absolute

fullness, while at the same time also being something else. Why not just

take the seven names as labels for certain facets or features of the One,

Who as totality of all things is too large for an umbrella type of name? This

booklet could then just highlight some of reality's 'multi-versal' quality.

369. It, indeed, does take an effort to appreciate that all seven names

represent, and are, life in its fullness. It will cause the immense scope of

what we face when we meet with I AM to become ever more awesome.

There just is nothing to compare it with. That seven and one can be both

everything is to us incomprehensible. But then, who are we to judge?

370. The propriety of all contacts within and between the participants in

the universe is a reflection of the perfect nature of I AM. This type of

information may solicit a massive outpouring of protest. How do we dare

to entertain the idea of perfection when nothing we know here is even

remotely whole, unscratched, unbroken, safe or salvageable?

371. One reason for the appearance of this booklet is to make clear that

everyone can, on her or his deepest possible level, connect with life's 'lost'

authentic structure. We must live on this side of that reality, so we cannot

oversee the whole of it and we should not expect immediate changes.

Yet we all can reconnect, from within, with life's indomitable strength.

372. When we know the seven names, we can lift them up, say them in

our mind or aloud; all seven of them. Before we do it, we have to make

sure that this is what we want to do. We do not 'have' to do it. But if we

desire to align ourselves with the designs and forces in the universe, the

names let us enter the roads leading to inner and outer maturity.

373. Speaking the names is a purely private decision and undertaking.

Parents or teachers can only offer their knowledge of the names to their

children as something extremely important that they would like to pass

on. In the same way, the names can be shared when there is a genuine

openness to hear about the secret behind our peace and confidence.

74. Today, the names are available to be savored, tasted and whispered.

Doing this, it involves ourselves as, in a way, they are also our names.

We can see other people as belonging to the seven-fold oneness, but

we can never demand or push anyone to experience life similarly

as we do. Religions, in general, miserably fail in this respect.

375. When on our spiritual level and we seek the closeness to One Holy -

Who always is waiting for us - we can pronounce the names with deep

respect. The moment is intimate and private. Reciting the names

with others easily distracts from the powerful delicacy of the meeting.

Needing the company of others for using the names is a hideous trap.

376. Speaking the names from a desire to be in harmony with the whole

of the universe, even if we have no precise images of it, guarantees that

we function the best we can during our limited time on earth. It sets and

keeps us on the right track. We touch our environment in countless

ways. Existence is an organism, based on connections and cooperation.

377. We can, if we want to, change the ways in which we relate to the

world around and in us. We can be a positive presence and deliberately

focus our attention and behavior on promoting more truthfulness,

caring, justice, beauty, happiness and health for more people.

But the external signs of life's true stature don't paint the whole picture.

378. On our internal level with its mental activities connecting goes

on all the time. Even when we clear our minds from conscious thoughts

and try to create a blessed nothingness, inner peace or silence, our

person keeps interacting with life as it goes on, on all three levels.

The mental void we seem to induce still touches the container around it.

379. Every moment is a moment of touching and being touched. Within

ourselves, our thoughts and feelings do it. It happens with whatever

surrounds us. It has the universe expanding with newness, because we

are unique and in that sense indispensable for life reaching its fullness.

Recognizing this can save us from being too wrapped up in ourselves.

380. All connections taking place on the spiritual and mental levels, all

contacts with the ghosts from our past and the influx of other people's

ideas, as well as the interactions of our body's and social systems make

us the person we are now. It is wise to ask what keeps us going, from

where our energy, blueprints and drives come, by what we're influenced.

381. The name Proper, the fourth name of the I AM of all existence,

points to the nature of all connecting and affecting. It reveals the model

after which the universe is shaped. Everything in life has a structure.

Even waves of energy are a composition. Nothing is just by itself. If it

was it still would have its own dynamics and particular configuration.

382. The name Proper stands for the well-functioning of all that exists.

The universe is in perfect shape, despite our many human observations.

Proper is as the mind, is the mental layer of all that exists. The essence and

substance of life - the spirit level - get a form through the perfection and

rightness of the inner level, which carries the names Proper and Healing.

383. The word 'proper' may not be the most fashionable one to express

that life is good, in place and right. It may have a ring of stuffiness.

Yet this name is a gem. It encompasses every aspect of existence.

From the perspective of I AM, nothing is a mistake, out of sync, ugly

or not in its right spot. Even if the negative state seems to mock this.

384. Like One Holy stands for sacredness, oneness and all-transcending

and Love stands for life's goodness and Truth for its wisdom, so beams

the name Proper perfection. It covers life's intricacies and smooth

functioning. It expresses that we belong to a life of flawless proportions,

ever-new adventures and all-positive creative endeavors.

85. All is connected, visibly or not, directly or indirectly, in time or in

non-time, spiritually or physically. This incorporates all the processes

within I AM. The building of universal existence is structured so that all

of it and in it have it as their rightful and thoroughly appreciated home.

The glow of its welcome never ever fades.

386. One significant aspect of all parts of life being connected and forming

a solid, perfect structure must be highlighted here. Otherwise it escapes our

observation and understanding. It is that belonging to life's structure is not

automatic or neutral. No particle or unit is conscripted or forced to play a

role in the ongoing performance of life in all its shades and forms.

387. Why this is so has everything to do with the nature of the I AM, from

Whom all what exists is emanated. Everything that comes into being is alike

its source, in sphere, quality and composition. One of the supreme

elements of the nature of I AM is the complete freedom to operate one

way or another. Everything reflects this – sentient entities and matter alike.

388. We humans pride ourselves in having at least some free will. We

may detect a little of it also in flora and fauna. But the idea that 'things',

in nature or as fabricated products, have the freedom to make decisions

or changes goes way too far. Even without meaning to boast, but isn't it

an exclusive human acumen – or privilege – to rule and arrange at will?

389. Proper, as the fourth fullness of all existence, implies that everything

functions in freedom. She/He embodies reality, in which nothing is ever

forced on anything or anyone. How, for instance, a stone exercises this

free will we humans cannot fathom; simply because we are not a stone.

Yet in its particular way, a stone does also volunteer to participate in life.

390. This booklet will shake up our traditional ways of seeing things.

Insight into the true facts and principles of life is offered so that we can

adjust, and even substantially change, the way we think and react.

All that exists is not joined together by fate but by the desire and choice

to contribute to the well-being of all participants in the game of life.

391. That all is connected does not mean all connections can be figured

out, or even need to be. The name Proper impresses on us that whatever

we touch and are touched by is of a purposefully positive nature.

It seems an unattainable luxury to us here: a world of un-threatened

spontaneity and innocence, of trust and uncomplicated intermingling.

392. We usually plan our lives with an eye toward what or with whom

we are involved, voluntarily or by necessity. In situations we cannot

take care of ourselves we turn to experts in the field to help us out, like

doctors and technicians. We rely on the media and authorities. We

profit from, as much as we must be careful of, society's ruling forces.

393. The name Proper alleviates any fear of possible spiritual powers

that could be harmful or negative. It invites us to unconditionally trust

all life being healthy and soundly constructed even if this is not evident.

During visits with Proper in our spirit, this will always be confirmed; not

by: 'I tell you so', but by experiencing Her/His calming assurance.

394. When faced with sick or destructive connections we usually react

with trying to sever them and replace them with less negative ones.

On earth, this will never result in guaranteed or permanent solutions.

What is negative shows disconnectedness and adversity. Yet, speaking

with the one Proper convinces us that we are safe and can move on.

395. The merging of our spirit with the spirit of Proper leads to a strong

conviction about our ultimate personal value. Our mission here places us

in an environment that invariably distorts even our finest achievements.

But through our spiritual contact we are reminded that, in principle, all

connecting is an offshoot of I AM's vigorous and all-inspiring embrace.

396. Every connection serves a beautiful purpose. It is there so that more

lovemaking can happen. Saying the name Proper with honest awe and joy

energizes all positive influences on our lives. The negative ones have to

back off, as they are not grounded in reality. How much this will change

our behavior is not the issue. Crucial is, whether we want to be aligned.

397. If it was possible, we all would love to know in detail what the

intention of people's actions are. Often we think we can figure it out, to

have to admit later that we were wrong. What we took for a noble

motivation may turn out to be self-serving. It is easy to get disillusioned

by influential people or virtuous causes. Yet often we don't learn from it.

398. We have the same problem with figuring out ourselves. Often we

just do not know where certain impulses or feelings come from. We

suspect that there are links with memories, fears or expectations hiding

in our system. How do we measure their impact, knowing that so many

factors play a role: upbringing, genes, conditioning, chemistry, etc.?

399. The beautiful message of this booklet is that each of us can come

clean with any connection that we suspect to be negative. The simplicity

of the word proper, and the all-ness it stands for, says first of all to see

ourselves as the hub from which our life branches out, towards the past

and into today. We are the affecting factor. Proper works through us.

400. The point is, to never see ourselves as victim, or as failure. The fourth

name covers us. We are based in the eternal perfection. That is our prime

connection. Our situation and behavior on earth could make this into a

joke, but now we know that we still belong to the one sturdy reality. We

can choose that reality as direction in which we are going to react.

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all is right and of beauty

401. The name Proper highlights the structure of existence. We want

a structure to be strong, well-designed and reliable. Above all, capable to

carry the weight. These features are indeed covered by the fourth name

of the One Who also is life's totality. Yet two characteristics

of the universe's structure stand out. They are: flexibility and all-ness.

402. Every unit or entity exists as an interactive combination of segments.

We humans are composed of millions of features. It goes on, ad infinitum,

that life consists of a collaboration of parts, in the wide cosmos out there,

and in the micro-cosmos within. We are so used to this that we, unless

there is a malfunction have complete confidence in this being normal.

403. There is a distinct reason for this situation. The touching, joining

and 'embracing' of the different parts reflects the origin and nature of

reality. All things are forever and integrally connected with their source.

More precisely, all structures exist in order to represent the ever-exciting,

new, changing and creative nature of the One from Whom life flows.

404. We therefore must rethink the concept that the structure of I AM

– the standard for all structures – is inflexible, monolithic, frozen or

unchangeable. If that were so, the greatest act of love could never have

taken place: namely, that when a segment of life turned into a caricature,

into its opposite, I AM did not destroy it but embraced the affected parts.

405. The freedom to design the structure of existence stands out in the

nature of I AM. As result of it, we see the majestic all-ness of love. This

provides us with a glorious model after which the whole universe shapes

itself. In bits and pieces we here can reprogram the faculties of our mind

so that we too can function as agents of the true reality.

406. The structure of the universe, and of all that exists, parallels the

second name, Love. It highlights the composition of the multifaceted and

all-affecting dynamics of love. Healing, the fifth name of I AM, parallels

the third name, Truth. It stresses the process of the ever self-perfecting

nature of reality. Proper beams the female and Healing life's male music.

407. Everything is right about the one Reality, from its totality to the way

all parts cooperate to keep the universe going. It is the desire of each

participant in life to do so. We may have lost the direct connection with

that desire but this won't be held against us, as it's precisely our mission

to operate in a world that is rife with dysfunction, conflicts and decay.

408. As stated so many times already, it is by placing ourselves in the

intimate proximity of One Holy that, as it were, an inner light allows us

to see that nothing is disturbing or threatening. What happens then is,

the deep yearning inside of us for everything to be all right comes out

its closet and receives recognition as a faithful remnant of true reality.

409. Things, all things, are right. But we don't believe it because we look

for signs of this in the external world. When, there, things go our way we

most likely consider them to be correct and proper, like they should be.

Yet how feeble and short-lived are successes on earth. They may signal

some 'properness', but only the deep longing within us is eternity-based.

410. It is a glorious moment when in the presence of the One with the

name Proper we feel clean, empowered, wise and in touch with reality.

It always comes with the desire to do what we can to bend our touching

and being touched toward enriching and beautifying the world around

and within us. It proves that our mind can align with our spirit core.

411. A human saying goes that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

When we see with the eyes of Her/Him who is the rightness of life this

becomes true in all absoluteness. Our 'normal' vision or hearing can

pick up forms or sounds we consider to be beautiful and uplifting, yet

much of this can be arbitrary and subject to mood or circumstances.

412. When we approach the world around us from a spirit of love and

realism we use universally-practiced norms for enjoying the beauty of

life. We don't need to criticize cheapness and ugliness on earth that is

held up as attractive. But our sensitivity to phony and misleading things

and situations does increase once we taste eternity's beauty.

413. Beauty is more than an aesthetic impression. It does more than

cause excitement and stimulate sharing and indulging in it with others.

In its deepest sense, it represents the unmatched splendor of I AM in

Whom sparkles the glory of harmony, freshness and pure joy.

This makes beauty into something that never becomes boring or jaded.

414. We know that analyzing the components of something we consider

beautiful doesn't necessarily contribute to enjoying it more. Yet in view

of the all-ness of the One Proper, each fragment and its connections

is, to the core, perfect in its glamour. It isn't detectable on earth, where

everlasting beauty is unknown, except for some hints of its presence.

415. When we're in touch on the spiritual level with beauty in its fullness

we may look at everything with different eyes. It's such a challenge to see,

in principle, each and every presence in life considered beautiful or

not, as of a singular quality, having the potential to give joy through the

delicacies of its unique and colorful features.

416. We humans struggle uncomfortably with whether anything is just or

fair. So many inequities float around in our own person and in society.

It solicits pessimism, frustration, skepticism and other negative feelings.

It often seems as if all structures and systems on earth are corrupt,

unreliable and a potential threat. This goes for all of the negative state.

417. It is discouraging that so many people suffer from preventable

miseries like hunger, oppression, prejudices and certain illnesses.

It seems to boil down to the absence of a collective will to change this

degrading situation. Behind this is the irreversible phenomenon

on earth that the very structure of life itself is tampered with.

418. Moving away as our ancestors did from the light that illuminates,

warms and energizes, creates its own darkness. In it, everything can

become confusing, maladjusted, unfair and a threat to health and safety.

When on earth one area improves another deteriorates. This is not

fate, but the doing of defective minds and induced abnormalities.

419. Some people truly wish to promote justice, equality, freedom, health,

arts, human rights and fairness in distributing nature's riches. The desire

may come from being affected by the radiance of the fourth name.

But even if secondary gain or ego is involved, the results of those actions

can contribute to keeping alive a sense of what is normal and natural.

420. The irony is that we, and all of our world, belong to a structure that

has already survived its own potential collapse. The negative state still

continues on its deceitful path, and some of its fabricators still believe

they found a viable alternative to the lucid realm of Proper's structure. So

for us here, we've the choice to represent true reality, or muddle on.

421. We can harbor an inner happiness, peace and joy that nobody can

take away from us. The reason for this is that it does not originate in, or is

dependent on, anything external. It is nurtured and strengthened by our

spirit within. It is the core of our spirit. It links us to the positive state

where smiles and laughter dominate instead of confinement or stress.

422. It is a most successful manipulation of our fabricators that they

conditioned our generation's humans to expect life's goodies to come

from the outside world, from physical pleasures like food and sex,

from intellectual stimulation and from social settings and entertainment.

We can enjoy these, yet dependence on them still is a form of slavery.

423. Much laughter and humor on earth stems from efforts to escape

the frequently bleak picture of daily living. We say, it is better to laugh

than to cry. But this booklet invites us to bypass psychological detours

and go straight to the all-around happiness hiding within. This 'all around'

refers to our real self, our eternity-connected center.

424. When within our spirit we experience the light and strength of the

One Who is proper, it will affect the workings of our minds. However much

we may be conditioned by genes and other factors, everyone can change

toward more lightheartedness and inner joy. The universe is a happy one.

Being disconnected from it weighs us down. Yet, smiles can break through.

425. The joy with which elements anywhere join together in order to

strengthen life's structure, has to do with the freedom to do so. There's no

true joy if there is no freedom. In this sense, the act of putting together the

universe is the sole achievement of volunteers; happy ones. The happy and

free spirit of Proper reverberates in all joints, configurations and unions.

426. The name Proper represents the functional perfection of all in life.

All things the universe consists of is part of one and the same organism.

The core, content and totality of all existence is the I AM. Everything is

relative to this central fact. Our eternal health is guaranteed, simply

because our systems are relative to I AM Who desires to be reflected.

427. The saying goes that if one member suffers, the whole body does.

This is so true. Even the tiniest segment of life is a full participant in the

formation of its structure. As such, it contributes to health and strength

of the one great universal organism, as much as it receives that from it.

When it malfunctions, it concerns the well-being of life's totality, the I AM.

428. Concerns for their well-functioning dominate our human societies.

Rightly, we sense that not just our physical health is important but that

the social structures we belong to should also be in good shape, so life

is safe and orderly. The bad news is that the fundamental brokenness

of life on earth inhibits an all-including restoration of well-being.

429. The good news is that in our inner sanctuary, in the presence of

One Holy, we can embrace our own sacredness and experience

moments of distance from our deficiencies and debilitating diseases.

How effective the liberation of our psyche from evil is, is mainly up

to us. In the areas of our physical health we have much less control.

430. When structures fall apart or weaken, as happens with our bodies,

relationships, society's fabric and nature, it reminds us of our mortality

and of our world itself perhaps coming to an end one day.

If we do not recognize our spiritual self, or life's eternal texture, all our

speculations about earth's future can only draw from unreliable data.

431. The name Proper captures the non defeatable, uncompromising and

ever lively strength of everything in existence. Being intricate structures

ourselves and our belonging to life's one organism make our presence

an important factor in the universe; notwithstanding our present

participation in the endeavors of the negative state.

432. Even if our personal life goes reasonably well we know that

perfection escapes us and any earthly entity, big or small. Talking about

eternity as a state of ever reaching more perfection may sound good but

it is an empty notion unless we know exactly what we talk about. Even

so, it still may seem boring there. What is left to do when all is in place?

433. The, by now familiar, trap is that we see perfection as the summit

of what we consider right, beautiful, just and healthy. We, indeed, have a

hard time knowing what we are talking about. But when on our spiritual

level we visit with Her/Him Who is Proper, we know that we witness an

awesomely sublime space, although we will not be able to describe it.

434. Some dreamers imagine a perfect world: one without the miseries,

brokenness and worries that we experience here on earth. Yet when we

take perfection as the opposite of anything negative or restricted, we

approach the concept from the wrong, from the external, direction. Only

our innermost connection can trigger the right ideas about perfection.

435. All that is not right on earth – which is everything – is not to be seen

as the opposite of perfection. It is part of it. It is part of the majestic

occurrence that love and rightness are being tested. Any suspicion that

these two could be something automatic is publicly played out, in order

to forever dispel it. For this, our special cycle of time was created.

436. Whether life on earth, the way it is functioning now, will improve

or deteriorate as measured by our norms doesn't just depend on what we

humans do, or do not. Our greatest contribution to eternity is whether

we choose to treat ourselves as the precious investment that we are or

continue to judge our lives only by earthly, external, successes.

437. People have discovered that there is a tremendous pay-off in

positioning ourselves squarely in the presence of the One Who is Proper.

That presence is the light by which we see, sense and feel what is right.

In other words, it brings out the best in us. We may argue, turn away

from the light or prefer our ideas, but the beaming presence won't waver.

438. It is as with speaking the truth. Not lying makes life so much less

complicated. So it is with choosing, as a matter of principle, to be a

positive, respectful, pleasant, fun-loving and joy-giving person. We can

put our mind on a track that switches from serving only ourselves to one

that supports health, work, freedom, equality and justice for all people.

439. Living within the radius of the fourth name completely defines our

political agenda. Regardless of our personal preferences, the all-presence

of Proper leaves no margin of error in regard to us humans, being with

nature and all creatures or things one family, as one household.

We are all lover and beloved of the One in and before Whom we exist.

440. This does not mean it's easy for us to bring order amidst so much

chaos and unwillingness to seek solutions. Many good intended initiatives

backfire. Yet there is no excuse to not have Proper as our mentor, friend,

comforter, fortress and daily joy – and this until our last day on earth

and to the best of our spiritual, mental and behavioral ability.

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the power of 'propriety'

441. The power of propriety is in the fact that the universe and all that is

in it is not just there, but is part of a lively organism. Its intricate systems

are not something neutral or accidental. They all serve the desire within

the core of I AM to experience all that exists as a presence to interact

with as a partner and beloved. That constitutes reality.

442. We can always fall back on this universal situation when questions

about what is right or wrong, or the why's and when's, jump on us. And

they will, sooner or later. We still live in a fog. We are so limited in

knowing exactly what the organism that carries our name is all about.

Yet, considering life's total picture is pure wisdom.

443. We can look at any detail of our lives – whether it is a cell, molecule,

organ, thought, feeling or activity – and focus on it while in the presence

of I AM. The technical aspects of how those parts function is not the issue

here. But what we may clearly see is that each part is meant to do a perfect

job. And that is the message our mind can give them, to go for that.

444. What about our sick parts, those that obviously malfunction, causing

pain or threaten our lives? It is extremely important that we do not fall in

the trap of hating them or pretending they are not really part of us.

Instead, we can in our minds approach those parts with a gentle yet firm

appeal to heal. That way we radiate to them what Proper radiates to us.

445. This also applies to the fact that we are segments of a social structure

and part of our natural environment. What is sick in that we can try to

correct. We can protect ourselves as well as we can against destructive

forces. We take medication, support positive actions and can, as a matter

of principle, promote health, justice, joy and all things right and beautiful.

446. Thinking that we can undo the corruptness of the inner workings of

our planet is a delusion. Our world is made dysfunctional, in order to serve

the purpose for its 'creation'. This dysfunction allowed for exploration of

an alternative way of life in which I AM does not play a role. Only when

this situation is illustrated, for all to see, can it be embraced or rejected.

447. The statement that this planet and everything on it cannot really

improve, considering its faulty beginnings, will be met with much

resistance. Yet turning our thinking around and observing things from our

closeness to One Holy challenges the purposefully injected lie that the

flow of life is determined by external forces and not by the spirit within.

448. This isn't said to discourage human efforts aimed at protecting the

good in life and the desire to embellish it with safety, beauty and joy.

On the contrary, these words point at what leads to positive change

for all people in all circumstances. The flow of life is from within to

without. So, our ability to enrich is well-rooted within our spirit.

449. We associate the word structure with something that is built.

This is so true. All of life is a construction and not an accidental one.

There is a blueprint. It's in the mind of I AM, inspired by being only love.

In that sense, life's structure is the mind of I AM. Whatever comes up

in it – which is everything – takes on its own form and function.

450. This does not mean that the I AM of all, as it were, single-handedly

energizes, shapes and controls the universe; or us, for that matter.

From the center of life's all-ness the sphere and modes of being exude.

They appear as goodness, wisdom, properness and healing. They act as

principles, rules or 'laws' through which myriads of life-forms evolve.

451. When new forms of life materialize, the spirit, sphere, energy and

model of I AM is present at every step of the process. We could say that

this alone secures the fact that nothing comes into existence by force or

as inferior. Any addition to the universe's structure is based on the free will

of all participants: material, energy, sphere, products and humans alike.

452. This explains why we can talk about all that exists, small and big,

wherever it is located, as a reflection or mirror of the beauty and fullness

of its source. All parts want to do this. Their 'will' or ability to choose

is quite different than what we humans consider as such. But each and

every particle has the innate equivalent of what we call freedom of choice.

453. We know that for anything to look or function as it does a multitude

of factors plays a role. Science has identified many laws and principles in

the workings of life. Yet those types of laws mainly explain the surface

factors of what goes on. Meaning the 'emotional' content, the mind-set,

is usually left out; in addition to all of earth's 'laws' being flawed anyway.

454. Having the light of the fourth name glow in us and saying the name

as a tribute to the all-glory of life positions us in the center of its field of

power. This does pertain to everything our life consist of. Despite our

imperfections we may realize that we all are ultimately composed of

elements of pure beauty, wholesomeness, freedom and happiness.

455. Experiencing life and its all-connectedness this way leads to a

mind-set different than most of us operate by now. It will cause us to

break ranks with traditional, cultural, popular, insular or self-centered

thinking. Meeting personally with the One Proper is a thoroughly

liberating experience. It allows us to see life as it is meant to be.

456. It's a nice metaphor to call the total structure in which all exists the

'building' in which life universal takes place. It includes the materials it is

made of, and, of course, its 'architect'. The universe is the safe haven

for all its inhabitants. Moments of exposure to its beauty already now, in

our spirit - and for certain after our physical death - surpass anything.

457. The intricate systems by which the true reality functions are, for us,

impossible to grasp. For one thing, they lack completely the feature of

dependency, which in our world is the most notorious prerequisite for

anything to survive. Just take our need for oxygen. What, for us, is pure

necessity, emerges in the real world from joyful volunteering.

458. Another difference is the absence of our idea of time. We calculate

the strength and composition of our projects with an eye on the calendar.

We think of how long is it supposed to last, when parts must be replaced,

etc. We know that, at some time, somewhere, deterioration sets in.

This anxiety- and tension-provoking perspective real life does not know.

459. All systems work to perfection when they reflect the core of all life,

which is the reality of love and the loving realness. This is not just a

spiritual principle. It is the prime force of life itself at work. It proves,

through us, too, that what the name Proper stands for survives the

poisons of ego, abuse, boredom, dependency and decay.

460. Those in the universe who are aware of the situation on earth have

the choice to opt for joining our way of life. No one does. Those who

volunteered to be born here for specific missions were thoroughly briefed

about earth's unnatural situation. As all memories were erased, they were

left with only a weak sense of what is right. But now, we know more.

461. Throughout human history people have acted upon the tiny remnant

of true life within them. They correctly concluded that our world is not all

there is. They often were not aware at all where their uneasiness with the

status quo came from. But many did take the little voice within us as

authentic and chose to listen to it, using it as their guide through life.

462. Now, it can happen to anyone that the sense of there being 'more to

life' increases to a point that they desire to act upon it. We can get side-

tracked or enter dead-end streets when tradition, religion or popular

personalities tell us what to do and how to interpret our enlightenment.

But we can resist that temptation and keep I AM's flame inside burning.

463. Children often have a keen sense of life's proper proportions: until

they 'grow up'. Artists feel inspired to reach what lies beyond the surface

and give it a form. Innovators, scientists or adventurers are not satisfied

with the obvious. Candid, sensitive and motivated people may treasure

the skeleton of realness inside. So can we all, if we want to.

464. Some people who learn to see life in its proper dimensions become

martyrs for it. Many remain anonymous. Yet a few acquire a large

following; frequently more after their death than while alive. Memories

of them are kept alive by organizations that promote their ideas. Yet,

venerating persons of the past is more distracting than truth-inspiring.

465. The uphill battle for each person is to not rely on what others say, do

or believe. The wisdom to see life's systems in their proper function and

context hides within each individual. However distorted they still may

look now, the basis and purpose of all structures is, also on earth, their

ability to represent solidity, camaraderie and the joy of serving the whole.

466. As stated already, when we experience the rightness of all that exists,

through the wisdom of I AM within, we establish our own home-base in

the spiritual realm. But as we are all also part of a society we can make it

a point to be constructive participants in the fight for building a healthy

environment for as many people as possible.

467. The beauty and satisfaction of being an agent of the positive state

lies in the fact that we operate as the sane part of the collective human

brain. Directly and indirectly, consciously and intuitively, we can send

out signals for how to make the best of our deeply-conflicted predicament.

Whether others heed to our insight and example is not up to us.

468. In the construction of the universe is place for everyone and

everything. It is the indescribable vigor of life's edifice that it provided

room for attempts to replace it. The positive state is not on the defensive.

At one point, all 'deserters' of life's oneness will realize they have been

wrong. True life has no alternative; and it cannot be stopped.

469. There are written testimonies about what some people in the past

experienced who did gain insight in life's fundamental composition.

Some of these documents are declared holy and treated as such. Yet,

any story is void of practical or spiritual value if the reader or hearer

avoids meeting, personally, with the One in Whom we have our place.

470. Most religious movements address spiritual and moral issues.

These words explain that all positive efforts come from the same source.

They originate in the perfect nature of the One Who is Proper in all

absoluteness. The universe and all in it is modeled after Her/Him.

Anyone can proudly represent the fourth name as the person they are.

471. The moment a personal connection in our innermost spiritual level

is blocked, externalization sets in. Instead of communicating with Proper

directly we tend to turn to substitutes like holy books, rituals, symbols or

prayer routines. Or we avoid contact all together. Whatever the reason

for this, the spine of life becomes replaced with hollow habits.

472. The edifice of life is strong, elegant, comfortable, safe and inviting.

In our terms, it is a true home or castle. Nothing is lacking. Every part in

and of it contributes freely. Its construction is as intricate as it is clear. Its

space is filled with laughter, colors, fragrances and sounds, geared to give

joy to each and every one. It is rife with challenges that never disappoint.

473. Being offered this positive information does not mean we should

treat it as a beautiful dream, or start longing for good things to come.

This would take away from the mental energy we need for daily living.

The song in our heart that this pleasant picture can create isn't about our

future, it is our reality today. In our spirit we can already thrive on it.

474. The workings of our psyche are in many ways erratic. Many

wonder whether a 'normal', fully-balanced person exists; correctly so.

The same goes for things we call perfectly beautiful and right. If they

do occur, they would invalidate the reason for earth to exist as it is.

In spite of all that functions well earth still stands for 'lost' territory.

475. Opposites of what's proper are ugliness, weakness, decay, confusion

and everything that does not bring joy. We face these on a daily basis, also

in our personal lives. Yet the name Proper can serve as a beacon for our

thoughts, a measure for our judgments and inspiration for our feelings.

There is no limit to the wellness from which we originate and belong to.

476. All joining, assemblage and incorporation, on any level and in all

circumstances, is the result of love at work. So for us, our challenge is to

show that. No structure, relationship or organism without love has lasting

value. We can invest in it anyway but then we decorate our own graves, so

to speak. Adopting the sphere of the fourth name decorates dance floors.

477. It is moving to see children who have no toys to play with, act out

their desires to make something beautiful, funny or endearing. Anything

they find lying around can serve that purpose. We can look at ourselves,

whether or not we are still in touch with that deep yearning for things

pleasant, satisfying, beautiful, safe and joyful. It can be activated.

478. We are in every respect a detail of a wider entity: the universe and

the fullness of I AM. It is a strange position to be in. On one hand we, as

a part, are responsible for not living up to the glory of full life's splendor,

even if we do not enjoy polluting it. On the other hand, it can be so

comforting to know that despite our dysfunctions life sings anyway.

479. We can train our mental faculties, the way we think, judge, believe

and plan, to not waste time and energy with anything belying closeness

to the One Who is Proper. She/He can be the light, strength and blueprint

in all our earthly situations. Our life's goal isn't perfection. It's to be honest,

caring and, by reflecting Proper, be beautiful, just and happy.

480. We are born within the edifice of life. We didn't built it. But, once

in it, we participate. We did not make the universe the majestic event

it is but now, knowing more about it, we can adjust our ways of thinking

and spending time and energy. Eternity is captured, not by the pseudo-

creation earth itself but by the beauty of true life breaking through on it.