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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.