Posted 3/30/2011 7:11 AM (#21529) Subject: Climbing the Spiritual Mountain & Living Intuitively
Location: United Kingdom
Climbing The Spiritual Mountain And Living Creatively
Hand In Hand With God And The Angels
The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, wrote: ‘If you wish your life to be easy, always stay with the herd!’ All too many in our world to this day prefer following that advice and running with the crowd, to living creatively and intuitively. That is exactly what we do when we insist on following the old fashioned and outdated doctrines and beliefs of the past. As always in life, we do have a choice. If that is the one we are making, we have to be content with no evolutionary progress and never getting any further than the crowd does. Our own evolutionary progress and that of our world can only be ensured when sufficient numbers of us query and question that which has been handed down to us by previous generations.
Those who willingly live intuitively by listening to and following the instructions of their inner guidance, unafraid of where it may wish to take them, shall be taught by God and the Angels how to take to their spiritual wings. Hand in hand with them all human souls are eventually meant to become capable of scaling the heights of human achievements. Those who aim to work for the highest good and the greatest joy of all humankind and our whole world, will be shown by the Highest how to tap into the most elevated channels of creativity, to help us bring the Sacred wisdom and truth of the Divine onto the Earth plane. All together we are walking up the spiritual mountain of finding an ever deeper and more profound understanding of God’s nature and our own. Anyone who is presently walking behind us and getting the benefit of the trials and errors we encountered on our learning curve, will in due course be required to take us and our world another bit further up the mountain. The same will happen to the ones who are following them, and so on and so forth, ad infinitum.
The early Christians at the beginning of the Piscean Age were its pioneers and we are presently here to lead the way into the Aquarian Age. Ever more opportunities will arise for discovering and exploring new concepts and dimensions. At times we may have to cover fresh grounds where no-one has walked before. All who in evolutionary terms are ready for this kind of spiritual adventuring shall in due course be guided intuitively into acting as scouts and pathfinders for our whole race, as it eternally surges forwards and upwards in its quest of seeking an ever deeper and more profound inner comprehension of the wisdom and truth of the Highest dimensions of life.
We are creative beings, co-creators with God. And we all have a specific role to play and task to fulfil in the process of conquering the highest peaks of the sacred mountain and scaling the heights of human spiritual advancements and achievements. It is a journey that is going to take all parts of us, individually and collectively, home into the fully conscious awareness of our oneness with our Creator and all life. To equip us for this mission each has been provided with their own unique set of special gifts in some line of creative endeavour that could have taken many lifetimes to develop. Everybody’s gifts and talents have to be applied and dedicated to fulfilling the gargantuan task before us and we all have to search for ourselves what our specific role may be. It’s not hard to find and is done by following our natural inclinations and listening within to the responses we receive from the world of our innermost feelings. If something feels right, it is right – even though it may not be for anyone else.
To return to the herd, could staying with it and running with the crowd really amount to an easy life? In my view, it does not, certainly not in the long run and least of all spiritually. All that living in this manner can hope to achieve is a constant denial of seizing all available opportunities for evolving and expanding our own consciousness and that of our world, each one of us in their own right through their daily experiences. Ours is a world that day by day is growing spiritually more exciting and interesting. All who are presently here and partaking in it are required to learn how to gradually conduct their lives little by little more creatively. As there are many in our midst who have not yet woken up from the illusion of Earth life and who are still unaware of this, it is every healer’s task to assist others in their awakening and help them to find their own healing.
Being a pioneer and living creatively is not without its trials and tribulations. For example, one often has to walk alone and finds oneself in places and situations no-one else has ventured into before. As a wise one said: ‘The impossible is something that nobody can do, until someone does it!’ And because all things are possible with the help and the will of God, why not give it a try? Furthermore, those who dare to be different frequently provoke negative reactions from those around them.
The best thing about being a pioneer is that, as soon as those around us catch up with our perception of our world and realise that we were right all along, everybody starts thinking and doing things the way we have been thinking, speaking and acting, for many a moon. And the most infuriating thing is that some folks will have the gall to say it was all quite obvious anyway, conveniently forgetting that although this is the case now, things were different when we first walked that particular road. Love these people anyway, leave them to their own devices and move on to your next spiritual adventuring and explorations.
At all times, life offers us options from which – one way or another – we have to decide to choose. Making no choice is a decision, too. And it is up to us whether we wish to dissolve into the mainstream or muster the courage to be different by being true to our real and higher nature and act in accordance with it. Those who willingly follow their inner guidance and walk their own way are sure to be offered many chances for moving forwards and upwards on their evolutionary path.
We are spirit and soul, sparks of the Divine, temporarily encased in matter. Each one of us is a many-faceted jewel, special and unique in its own right. It is everybody’s own business to make an effort at becoming aware of this, enabling us to live and express our greatest truths and utmost aspirations in our daily lives. Walking our talk and living by our own highest standards needs to become a matter of course, so that others may wish to follow the examples we are setting. And whatever the nature of our strivings may be, above all else it takes courage to be true to our real and higher nature and to be what no one else can ever be: us.
Apart from everything else, living creatively and remaining creatively actively in some way, as well as involved and interested in the wellbeing of the human race and its world keeps us young. By keeping our brain cells occupied they stay alive and protect us against the symptoms of senility and dementia. Who knows? In due course, we may discover that our special task consists of being called upon by the Highest to act as channels of Its wisdom and pathfinders for those around us. Being guided by the wise one, the living God within, through whom the Angels are constantly communicating with us, that’s the true meaning of walking hand in hand with God and the Angels.
The most heart-warming part of our world is that nobody has to make a splash to change and make a difference in it. Everything begins and ends with us. And for the healing of our race and our whole world it is essential not to overlook that the only really great changes in our world are rarely brought about by those up front. As yet oblivious of the higher purpose of their existence on this plane, many are only interested in the glorification of the self and getting their hands on as much money as quickly as they possibly can, rather than serving the good of the whole. The greatest revolutions are brought about quietly in the background of life through the minute daily efforts of millions and millions of people, who are seriously working on making our world into a more harmonious, peaceful and beautiful world, simply by conducting their lives in this manner. Every small efforts counts!
Take care and God bless. Happily searching for our special task, May God and the Angels guide and protect us And show us the way up the spiritual mountain.
Posted 3/4/2015 2:32 PM (#25926 - in reply to #21529) Subject: RE: Climbing the Spiritual Mountain & Living Creatively
Location: United Kingdom
Climbing The Spiritual Mountain
I am your God Self and you are My children of the Earth. For a very long time, the spark of Divinity in your heart has been waiting to come fully alive. I work and express Myself through each one of you. I learn about and get to know Myself through you. Some of you are spiritually already more awake than others. They need to help those who are still slumbering and therefore struggling more than you with their homecoming. Although you are all walking up the spiritual mountain together, each has to find their own way, whether you are as yet aware of this or not.
Great teachers have from time to time emerged in your world, to act as your pathfinders. Benefit from their efforts by walking in their footsteps, but know that you can and indeed are meant to help each other and to guide those behind you. Try to ease their burden as best you know how to, but never take away the lesson they have come to learn and do not try to do things for them which can only be done by them. As already pointed out, you are in this life to work on improving your character by bringing forth the best that is within you. As you grow and evolve in this way, the whole human race and everything in your world is doing the same.
You are My children; you have come into this lifetime to learn to love wisely, the way I love all of you. My love excludes nothing and no-one is left out. In My eyes you are all equal and loved in the same way, totally and unconditionally. Never compare your progress with that of another. Beware of spiritual arrogance and remind yourself frequently that climbing the mountain is not some kind of competitive sport or chase. Before Me, each one stands alone. You are all at different levels in your personal evolution and each has to go at their own pace. Where you are on your spiritual path at any given time reveals itself to Me through your thoughts and actions; words on their have never been enough.
Love is the law of the Universe. You were born from love and to love you are now returning. Like the whole of Creation, love is a dynamic and ever expanding force. In seed form it is in every heart and from there alone can it grow. You are in your present life to develop your Divine qualities and to become ever more like Me. Everything that is in your life is always a gift from Me and designed to teach you something. In this way, with My help, you learn to recognise the true value of things in general and also of the people in your life and your personal possessions.
There is much talk of love in your world, but to this day far too many of you fail to understand the true meaning of this word. Passions, sentiments and even pity are frequently mistaken for it, but the vibration of true love can only arise from your reunion with Me. It is the feeling that wells up from the innermost centre of your being when you still the passions of life and on the deepest innermost levels of your own being and all life you become at one with Me. The life of the Master Jesus was written as an allegory, to demonstrate to humankind what Divine love really means.
Posted 3/4/2015 3:40 PM (#25927 - in reply to #21529) Subject: RE: Climbing the Spiritual Mountain & Living Creatively
Location: United Kingdom
Well I am sure our friend Marty would have something to say about Nietzsche....
As to an enactment of your quote, funnily enough, and I suspect inspired by recent Board conversations with Bartholomew, may I relate some experiences in my morning commute this morning (before I read your post)?
As those who travel on the London Underground railway (as the Victorians used to call it, before being more commonly know now as 'the Tube') will know, the running order is, that you descend into the darkness of the platform (sometimes clutching hot coffee in a take away cup), far beneath the city streets, scramble for the only seat left on the train that arives already full, you do not talk to anyone else, you leave rapidly, and escape upwards to the dim London air.
I have reported on odd occurrences before but here is another of mine.
This morning I sat - on one of those few empty seats - sipping my home brewed coffee in my re-usable flask ... thinking of nothing except how long the journey was going to take. Then I heard someone say, 'gee that smells good ..' he was sitting next to me, and was referring to the coffee. We then entered a very warm conversation, one of those unique ones that never happens, with a complete stranger on the Tube, about coffee, tea, and by implication what enhances life ... for all of four stations (rail, not of the Cross), which in timing terms, is no more than 10 minutes.
It was a sparkling encounter. Then he got off and we bid our farewells.
My mind kept turning back then, to recent Board discussions - and linking now to what you say in your opening sentence - my eyes were drawn to a passenger sitting opposite, who had seemed to have been paying attention to our conversation, but with deeply furrowed brow, and a very pained expression (remember what I said at that start about the running order, even, Golden Rule - not to talk to anyone else). Station after station came and went and this person looked more and more troubled.
In my newly re-found modality of engaging angel, I said to myself, shall I speak, shall I relay my perception of concern ...?
Then the train stopped, and the passenger got out. The Tube doors open and close very quickly. Should I speak, should I not? It would mean my getting out of the train and accosting a stranger. Should I stay with the (safe) herd ... what might happen if I did not?
With the final thought I jumped out of the train, followed the person down the busy platform and said, without rehearsal
"Excuse me, but are you alright ...? You appeared very troubled on the train"
A look of surprise, rather annoyed surprise I felt, then the reply,
"I am fine. Just very tired ..."
The stranger with the furrowed brow who was just very tired, turned and hurried away ...
I jumped back on the same train just as the doors closed behind me. Feeling very foolish. Wondering about the wisdom and foolishness of God.
The experience is not one to be repeated in a hurry, I can tell you ....
PS, sorry, the post caught my eye not because of any of the above, but just to mention one of the most fantastic spiritual texts, that I have mentioned before, but in case it was missed: quite an old one now though not ancient: Mount Analogue, Rene Daumal, who used the analogy of mountaineering for the spiritual quest. c.1940s. He was an adherent of G. I. Gurdjieff.
Posted 3/5/2015 7:01 AM (#25932 - in reply to #21529) Subject: Re: Climbing the Spiritual Mountain & Living Creatively
Location: United Kingdom
Dear Paul - thank you for sharing your experiences with us here. I think you did the right thing, even if it didn't look like it to you at the time. You did act like an Earth Angel and you had the good of the person in mind, and that can never be wrong. On the inner level of life your kindness will have reached them, even though on the outer there were signs of annoyance and irritation.
God bless you and keep on connecting with those around you. Never stop caring about them. Remember, what we send out does come back.
Posted 3/5/2015 2:31 PM (#25935 - in reply to #25933) Subject: RE: Climbing the Spiritual Mountain & Living Creatively
Location: United Kingdom
God’s great plan of life is evolution and the purpose of every aspect of life is that it should constantly expand in size and consciousness, and over long periods of time – in earthly terms – become ever more beautiful and sophisticated. Naturally, this also applies to our race and that is the reason why all human spirits with their souls have to spend many lifetimes on the Earth plane. Each one of us can only evolve through their own experiences by studying and exploring our own nature, each other’s and that of the world that has been given to us for just this purpose, to ensure that our individual and collective consciousness slowly expands and our souls grow in wisdom and understanding.
All life is constantly moving forwards on the evolutionary spiral, which aims to gradually take us – each on their own and all together – onto ever higher levels of existence. And each time one of us learns something and therefore grows and evolves, not only our whole world does the same, but also all of Creation. God is life and life is God, and life will forever be humankind’s teacher. With the help of our daily experiences all of us are at any given time gathering ever more knowledge about ourselves and our world. Through this process – and this is the only way it can be achieved – each one of us in the fullness of time evolves into an enlightened being, i.e. one who is fully and consciously aware of God’s true nature and their own.
We are the pioneers of a New Age and in this capacity many experiences are waiting for us that have never been tried before on the material plane of life. One of them is androgyny. Although this is a state we never lost on the inner spiritual levels of life, on the outer it presents us with totally new experiences and challenges of quite a different kind. One of the most important features of us and our world is that we all contain many puzzling dualities and polarities, and that our world is one of paradoxes. For example, we all contain feminine and masculine energies. This is because as sparks of the Divine everything that is in God is also in us. Therefore, each one of us is woman and man at the same time. Although for a very long time we have looked towards others to make us whole, it is now coming clear that each one of us is already complete within themselves. /The recognition of this is the first vital step that takes us back into the wholeness we once possessed.
The perfection we have been placed on the Earth plane to seek in truth means wholeness, i.e. the integration of all the qualities and characteristics that are in our Creator Father/Mother into our own. As above, so below. Created in the image of God, the earthly microcosm is a reflection and a manifestation of the macrocosm. By bringing the Divine qualities forth from deep within ourselves we become whole and holy as well as healed. Entering into this state is every soul’s final goal and destiny. Our first requirement in this process is taking possession of our other part, the inner man in woman and the inner woman in man. When that has finally been achieved, we shall once again be like the Angels and God in whom the feminine and masculine energies are in perfect balance and harmony with each other.
Like God and the Angels, we too are first and foremost spirit. The only difference between them and us is that we are temporarily encased in matter. Thus on the one hand, we belong to the world of matter and on the other one we are part of their world of spirit and light. For as long as we remain clothed in our physical bodies we belong to the Earth plane. This however is only half the story, and by far the most vital part of us is our spirit and soul and our true home is the world of spirit. Each time we leave one of our earthly garments behind, we return to this world to rest and recover from the stresses and strains of going to school on planet Earth. Through its lessons the earthly self’s character qualities begin to develop. The more it learns the further it evolves and its consciousness expands.
Whenever our spirit and soul return to the world of spirit, we – together with the wise ones in whose charge of us – assess the progress we have made, not only during the lifetime just completed, but all of them. The soul acts like a memory bank of all the learning our earthly personality ever gathers, throughout the long course of its evolution. Programmed into every soul is a deep and powerful longing and craving for peace and love that harks back to its oldest memories of the times – bear in mind that time does not exist on the spiritual level of life – when it still lived in a constant state of peace and was at one with God.
The memory of this condition has always remained alive in every soul’s consciousness and also in that of the soul of our whole world. It is that which in the end guides each one of us back into that same peaceful union. Although after many lifetimes on the Earth the small earthly self has long forgotten about this, no soul ever does. It is well aware that all life, including every God’s human children of the Earth, has come from love and is destined to return to it, as soon as it has become sufficiently evolved and its vibrations have become refined enough to be able to do so.
The earthly self is extremely fearful of the future and the unknown. That is why, for as long as it fails to comprehend the true reason for its being on this plane of life, it shies away from and struggles mightily against any messages its unfortunate and suffering soul is constantly trying to give it. Somehow the personality knows that it needs to move forward into life, but it has even forgotten why it is behaving this way, namely so that it may grow through the learning it gathers from all its experiences. The soul’s task consists of guiding its earthly personality safely back into the full consciousness of its true nature and home, into the memory of what it once really was, namely love. As the soul knows nothing of this world and does not understand it, it suffers mightily – and that in turn helps it to grow. Wanting to put an end to all its suffering, it is trying to gain the attention of its earthly self by tugging away at it and making every effort to get its attention.
Posted 3/6/2015 5:17 AM (#25938 - in reply to #21529) Subject: RE: Climbing the Spiritual Mountain & Living Creatively
Well said Aquarius, and thanks for keeping the light of postings going on the Board, and welcome very much to Bartholomew; his entry here makes such a welcome change from having to delete posts and refuse entry from those many bloggers who seem to want to use the site to promote a certain footwear chain, in English and other tongues ...