Monday, January 28, 2019


HUMANITY – A METAPHYSICAL STORY

As those of you who have been reading my writings know by now, I spend a lot of time exploring the metaphysical world.  This has been a strong desire in my search for answers to why our world is as it is, our role in creating it, how we create it and how we can make it a more loving place for all.

This search has led me to many wonderful messengers of God:  Writers, spiritual systems, books, teachers, strangers and many people who carry much wisdom we can all benefit from.  I take all this and combine it with strong messages – thoughts I receive which can keep me awake nights full of excitement and wonder.  I then formulate what I believe are messages which can be helpful for others in their quest for connection with the Universal Mind/Divine/God.  Below is my first such message to share in 2019:

THE STORY OF HCC

Kabbalah talks about the ‘thought of creation when the Creator decides to create a Creature upon which It will bestow love, joy, goodness and pleasure. As such this Creature is desirous of receiving this pleasure, for in order to receive it needs to want.  The Creature is also bestowed with free will and the power to co-create with the Creator.

The creature is a metaphysical creature, creation of pure conscious thought stemming from the Creator/Divine/God.  This Creature I refer to as Human Creative Consciousness (HCC) or Humanity.   The Divine is excited about Its Creation and offers it a world of form to practice co-creation using its free will.  This world can be manifested in any way HCC desires, though such manifestations are governed by Universal Laws which are impersonal, non-judgmental and always enforced.

The Divine continues to bestow thoughts of goodness, joy and pleasure on HCC.  HCC takes these messages and begins to play, to manifest co-creations in this world and as HCC does this it finds some satisfaction, though not what it quite had in mind.  So, co-creation continues to change and evolve.  Remember, HCC is not independently creating these things, but only with the connection and help of the Creator.

Everything that HCC thinks of with the strongest desire is manifested in this world of form.  Think of it like a child drawing on a dry erase board and as it creates something it doesn’t want, it simply erases it and tries again.  This is in some ways how HCC practices co-creation in the world of form and as a participant in the Creation process everything co-created is subject to change.  Change is a constant in Creation.  Without it, Creation would stop.

The world given to HCC evolves as it practices and learns how the co-creation process works.  God continues to bestow thoughts of goodness, love and pleasure on HCC.  As this continues over eons at some point HCC with its design of free will wonders about where these thoughts are coming from.  As a co-creator with the Divine HCC realizes that All really initiates from the Divine and HCC, with free will develops the desire to no longer be like the Creator, but to be the Creator.

In fact, HCC receives this desire to be the Creator from the Creator.  In order for the Creator to exist it needs to desire to be It.  So, being a part of and connected with the Divine, HCC picks up this thought/this desire to be the Creator and decides that this is what it wants to do.

This desire on the part of HCC to be the creator changed our world and created it as we see today.  This desire to be the Creator manifested itself around 4,000 BC (more on this in a future writing) when the Sahara dried up.  The desire to be the Creator resulted in what Kabbalah refers to as the Shattering of Adam’s (HCC) soul and what the New Testament refers to as the Fallen Angel.  The Shattering often refers to Adam’s soul breaking into 600,000 pieces (or some number) and thus creating our world today.   Think of it as hundreds of thousands of pieces of separation from the Creator.

This desire to be the Divine, to dominate is a metaphysical mistake HCC made which we are all living with today. The desire to be God interacting with the Universal Laws initiated a whole stream of new desires and manifestations. 

Within Creation governed by the Universal Laws there is no way HCC could be the Divine no matter how much it desired to do so or how strong its intent.  If the Universal Laws were to manifest HCC’s desire to be God, then there had to be a separation (or appearance of separation) of HCC from the Creator. So, began HCC’s desire to dominate, to be the only One which of course it could not do. 

However, this desire was so strong that the non-judgmental Universal Laws (such as the law of cause and effect, the law of attraction) working with the Divine manifested what HCC wanted which was a’ world of illusion’ that HCC was the Creator.  This set up a world of duality, separation (from the One and each other, Nature, etc) which has manifested much of the pain, struggle and challenges we continue to face today.

All of this is proceeding in the Earth School created by God for HCC to ‘practice’ and learn co-creation with free will.  The intent of the Creator in creating HCC was to bestow goodness and pleasure on HCC as a partner or co-creator to assist in the process of Creation.

HCC is still learning and making mistakes.  As part of the Shattering, we have become manifestations of HCC’s thoughts, direct spiritual descendants of HCC who is the child of God.  As part of the desire to dominate we have multiplied in numbers in this world.  How better to dominate a world than to overpopulate it?   As part of HCC’s desire to dominate, our desires to dominate manifest exploitation of Nature, pollution, exploitation of women, children and each other, wars against ‘the others,’ a system of resource distribution based on individual profit maximization, greed, political corruption, chemical pollution and now weather manipulation, all for perceived domination.

HCC (Humanity) is out of balance at its soul level.  All the pain and struggle we experience stems from this.  And yet we still have this connection with love and joy, as does HCC because of our connection with the Divine.  We still see manifestations of God’s original intent.  Our job is to work to heal HCC and bring it back into balance.  As we, with the strongest of intentions, desires and actions pursue HCC’s healing we will begin to see the corresponding manifestations in our world.


As the old Hermetic philosophic saying states:  As above so below, as below so above.



Sunday, January 27, 2019


"Hi Gary, I hope you are well. Interesting day today. Prayers answered!!! I got a phone call from my son. We haven't talked in over 12 years. He has been unsuccessful at getting my phone number from his mom's side of the family. Their sole aim was to cast me away, and it worked. The other day he found an old copy of my NY driver's license. He thought his girlfriend could use it to locate me, and it worked. He called the house phone today, talked with his grandmother and she gave him my number. We had a great hour- long conversation followed by texting each other pictures. It almost feels surreal. Did this just happen? I kept it together all through my conversation with my son, then just collapsed emotionally right after. What a beautiful moment. Then earlier today I randomly picked my own $25 gift card at work followed by being named September employee of the month which landed me another gift card. And I saw two rainbows yesterday. I won't lie, the last week saw some agitation, frustration, confusion over right livelihood etc but Infinite Intelligence is definitely manifesting some things. Be well Coach."

Mark, Life Coaching Client

Friends:

I have not written in months and apologize for this long lapse, especially with the ambitious agenda I outlined at the beginning of the year.  However, Life chose another direction for me and I followed. 
I have been focusing my attention as a Life Coach incorporating the powers of the metaphysical or spiritual world in manifesting realities in our world.  The quote above from a client describes just one of the results he has experienced in harnessing his own power to co-create in his life.  Mark has made incredible progress in his own spiritual self-realization and is happier than he has ever been. 

I have taken all that I have studied, practiced and meditated on and now share this with those ready to receive and use this knowledge for their own growth in all aspects of their lives.  The exciting part of this venture is what I have learned I can now teach to others with good results. 

What I do as a Life Coach is what so many sages, mystics, spiritual leaders, Yogis, Gurus and others have been doing for millennia.  I have simply chosen to follow their lead in extending this practice to others.  Essentially, I am now taking all that I have written about and practiced to purposely help others co-create their own lives.

It has all been very exciting. Now I am ready to share more thoughts with all of you.
As we celebrate the New Year let us take time to reflect on our connectedness with others, Nature and all Creation.  For Moses,  Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, Martin Luther King and all spiritual leaders, teachers and prophets have consistently been sent to guide us towards out true essence which is Love, Oneness and our connection with all that the Divine has created.

In 2019 I will share concepts, ideas and teachings revealed to me which will take us on a journey into the metaphysical world of thought, co-creation, consciousness, joy, pain and all that we as humans co-create with the Universal Creative Consciousness which is what we call God.

As our world manifests itself in what seems like chaos it becomes more important to understand just how we, through our connection with the Human Creative Consciousness have created the world we live in today.  And, given our gift of free will, how we can and must change it – bring it back into balance.

We have the power to individually and collectively do this, just as Mark found the power to individually change his life.

 - Gary

Sunday, February 25, 2018


THE SLAUGHTER OF CHILDREN AND SOCIETY’S SOUL

In the aftermath of yet another mass shooting, this time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida it is time to seriously consider:  What kind of society allows their children to be slaughtered by guns?

The same society that feeds them food laced with pesticides and herbicides;
that lets them drink toxic water laden with lead;
that has 21% of all children living in poverty;
that forces them into long term debt in order to get educated;
that politicizes the education system making it less effective in preparing for the future;
that demands babies get ‘immunized’ with vaccines containing mercury and other toxins before their immune systems are even developed;
that prescribes them neuro-toxic, homicidal and suicidal drugs;
that dulls their brains with distractions and technological gadgets;
and, that feeds them violence, fear and exploitation through all sorts of media, essentially teaching them that these acts are acceptable.

This is the same society that was founded on fear, violence and exploitation;
that is the only country which used atomic weapons of mass destruction to unnecessarily kill over 200,000 people;
that is the largest arms dealer in the world;
that legally allows military grade weapons in its streets;
that has the largest number of firearms per person in the world;
that promotes war as business;
that has been at war 91% of the time since its inception;
that has a military presence in 177 countries;
that spends 54% of its federal budget on the military;
and, that is seen as  the greatest threat to peace by the world

So, the fact that we as nation continue to do nothing while our children are killed in what should be safe places such as schools is a symptom of a much bigger problem.  America is a nation which continues to elect spiritually primitive leaders who are influenced by a spiritually primitive power structure.  By spiritually primitive I mean that these people are driven by their egos’ desire for personal self-benefit with little connection to their souls’ altruistic desire to bestow on others.  They dissociate and alienate themselves from the wider population and continue to disregard voters’ overwhelming wishes. 

However, this is not the only problem.  The majority of people in our country are also driven by the desire for personal pleasure and self-benefit.  This is why, in part, major societal issues like the slaughter of our children receive periods of non-stop media coverage after each shooting and then taper off into the ether.  People find it uncomfortable to confront these kinds of truths about ourselves for long and would prefer to get back to the ‘American Dream’ of consumption and pleasure.

As I have discussed before, Kabbalah addresses this aspect of the human personality.  We have been designed by the Creator through the ‘Thought of Creation’ to receive pleasure which the Creator bestows on us.  This is the first step in our spiritual evolution.  Our world is the first world on the ladder to the Divine.  So, it is realistic to expect that human personality traits emphasized by the desire for personal pleasure and self-benefit would be heightened in their presence at this time.

However, at some point we need to wake up and recognize that this is not all of who we are.  At some point we need to understand that deep inside us we are more than this.  At some point we need to know and accept our connection to humanity, Nature and the wider Universe.  At some point we have to know the greatest desire of the Creator is for us to be like this altruistic Source and begin a determined path towards our spiritual evolution.  And, that this path leads us to infinite pleasure, infinite joy.  For more on this see my two postings:  Kabbalah, Bestowal, Creation of the Spiritual Creature and Our World, 4/9/17 and Healing Humanity, 10/16/17.

If we want to stop the carnage in our communities, country and world, there is a particularly important reason for us to individually and collectively desire and engage in determined fashion our spiritual evolution – our path towards self-realization:  The spiritual world is the world of cause and our corporeal world is the world of results.  If we continue to attempt to change our world without connecting to our spiritual selves – we will continue to fail.

There needs to be a spiritual revolution in this country before there can be any political revolution.  This does not mean we don’t take action that we are moved to take.  For action is part of our spiritual growth.  Remember the concept I discussed in an earlier writing of Thought, Word, Deed – the process of how we create our reality.  Deed or action is a key component.  However, we need to have the strongest spiritual intention behind any action we take if we are to muster enough power to confront the strength of the egos of those who rule the country. And, we need to purposely seek out others who are of like mind and spirit.

Let’s be clear, not everyone in America owns guns.   A 2016 study by Harvard and Northeastern University put the total number of privately-owned firearms in the U.S. at 265 million, with more than half of that - 133 million – owned by just 3% of Americans who have an average of 17 guns each. A 2017 poll by the Pew Research Center found that the number of Americans who actually own a gun is at about 30% of the country's citizens. Consider that the Small Arms Survey estimates there to be around 650 million civilian-owned firearms total in the world.  In contrast, about 200 million firearms are owned by the armed forces, while 26 million are in law enforcement hands. So, we have 3% of Americans owning about 20% of the world’s stockpile of firearms.  Big Think

Spiritually evolved people don’t need guns because they don’t fear each other.  Spiritually evolved societies protect and cherish their children and all life. As we all continue on our spiritual paths, let us do so with the greatest intention to do the greatest good for our children, for our families, for our communities, for our country and for the world.  For the desire to bestow the Creator’s Goodness is our true destiny.  And the act of bestowal of this Goodness on others is how we change our world.







Sunday, February 4, 2018

DETACHMENT AND THE SEARCH OF TRUTH


“I hold that believers who have to see the same God in others that they see in themselves, must be able to live among all with sufficient detachment.  And the ability to live thus can be cultivated, not by fighting shy of unsought opportunities for such contacts, by hailing them in the spirit of service and withal keeping oneself unaffected by them.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi

Whether we recognize it or not, we are all on a path towards Truth.  Truth is the essence of Life, sometimes referred to as The Source, The Universal Mind, The One, The Creator and God.  Our path is an eternal one and for those of us on this planet, we find ourselves at the first of a series of evolutionary realms or worlds we pass through as we become more spiritually aware.

Our spiritual awareness depends on our personal intention and desire to seek Truth.  While our sole purpose in Life is our spiritual path towards Truth, it is our awakening to this purpose and our intention to live our lives for this purpose that determines our progress in our spiritual evolution.

At this time our collective Humanity is what some would call spiritually primitive.  This is not a judgment, though it may sound ‘politically incorrect.’  It is simply stating an observation by those teachers, sages, gurus and others who understand these things.  Though any of us individually may be at different levels of spiritual growth – as a whole just looking at the world Humanity has created (or destroyed) can help us see just how spiritually primitive we are. 

However, this does not stop us from our path towards Truth, but should encourage us to be that much more determined in our spiritual search and move us to an intention with the strongest desire to make our spiritual path all important.  For as you will discover in this and my future writings, the Spiritual is really all that matters, the rest is illusion.

If we are to be serious about our spiritual path in this world, then we have to understand the importance of detachment.  The Hindu and Buddhist spiritual systems refer to a practice of renunciation.  Renunciation is giving up our attachment towards worldly pleasures.  This does not mean we live like paupers, ignore our responsibilities towards our family, friends, fellow workers and communities.  What renunciation or detachment does mean is that we place into perspective the importance of the material relative to the Spiritual. 

To detach ourselves from the world of material form and things requires that we play the role of objective observer as we participate in worldly events and things.  It requires that we do not become attached to the acquisition of material things or ideas; that we understand things have their place in our material existence and not much more.  While material things may give us some comfort and pleasure, detachment will not allow them to become the most important part of our existence as has been the case of most of Humanity. 

What causes us to be so attached to the material world of things is our ego, for our ego was designed to seek and receive personal pleasure and benefit in all things material.  It is our ego which allows us to believe in illusions of pleasure even when these illusions will ultimately cause us harm.  It is the ego which drives us to exploit other people, animals and Nature for our own personal self-benefit.  It is the ego which will delude us into thinking lies are truths and truths are lies.  It is the ego which sees us as separate from each other, envious and fearful of each other.  It is the ego which has worked to stifle our soul and reign supreme over the world of material things.  And it is the ego which is ultimately destroying the world as we know it.

Without detachment from our world of material things and our egos, our search for Truth and truth becomes distorted through continual distractions.  Our desire for knowing becomes a desire for more and more pleasures and material possessions.  Without detachment, our connection with our soul and our path towards Truth is prolong.  As long as we allow our ego to lead us, we will continue to experience struggle, challenge and pain in our lives and what has been manifested as a world on the edge of extinction will truly be our demise.

And yet, we must not pass judgment on any situation.  Detachment forces us to accept what is with the intention of correction.  Because we do not judge anyone or any situation does not mean we accept those things which cause harm to us or others.  Detachment simply means we recognize when the ego has manifested our world and dig deep inside ourselves with the greatest of desires for the goodness of our soul to take us on a different path.

The ego has been very active in our world for far too long.  It has distracted us from facing our most pressing problems.  It has deluded us with lies and made us incapable of logic, inquisitiveness and reasoning.  It has given us leaders who lead only for their own self-benefit to the ever- likely destruction of all of us.  It has dissociated and alienated us by political parties, religion, philosophies, gender, race, ethnicity, geography and age.  We have allowed the ego to reign supreme.

We have to awaken to cut through the curtain of illusion and delusion the ego keeps around us.  We must detach ourselves from our ego and its insatiable material desires if we are to allow the goodness of our soul to manifest and create a world of true beauty and love. 

Detachment does not come without the strongest intention and desire and it requires us being honest with ourselves about what is truly important to us on our current spiritual path and our search for both truth and Truth.   A strong desire for detachment means we recognize that our time in this world of material things is limited and that there is something much grandeur in Life which we seek, are part of, desirous of and raise above all else. 

Once we start practicing detachment and understand our true purpose is spiritual evolution we begin to lose fear, understand and love more people, appreciate the beauty and interconnection of Nature, know truth, feel joy and bestow love.

For the way to spiritual growth is detachment from what impedes us along our path, the knowledge that our true essence is love and that anything but Truth is an illusion.




Thursday, November 23, 2017

GRATITUTDE

The season of gratitude is upon us beginning with Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday.  While this is traditionally a time for family and friends to gather around the dinner table to enjoy a feast of turkey, dressing, squash, potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and more, Thanksgiving can be a time for pause and reflection.

Symbols of Thanksgiving include Pilgrims, turkeys, pumpkins, tall big buckled hats, Native American Indians or any combination.  Let’s remember that the Pilgrims were devout Christians who fled Europe to seek religious freedom.  They were Calvinists who wanted to practice their religion free of the state church of England.  In 1559 it was a crime not to attend services with official Church of England congregations. The Pilgrims fled England and arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620.  They held a ceremony of gratitude in the fall of 1621.  Native American Indians while not sharing their religious views celebrated a robust harvest with the Pilgrims which helped them survive the winter.  This is the story we are told and the premise for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving from its beginnings has been an interfaith holiday about faith, Nature’s bountiful food and gratitude towards the Divine.  Gratitude is the core of Thanksgiving and while often expressed in the reciting of things to be grateful for is not always recognized for the power this emotion and thought has in creating our realities.  Gratitude is an attitude which needs to be practiced every day. 

Beyond the story of the Pilgrims, gratitude is a powerful thought and when expressed with sincere intentions can manifest God’s goodness in our lives each and every day. When the thought of gratitude interacts with the Universal Laws it becomes most powerful.  In fact, once we understand the workings of the Universe in our spiritual evolution, we will see that we can be grateful for everything that happens in our lives whether we define these things as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’

First, remember from my past writings that we are immortal.  Our true essence is love, pure consciousness which can and does re-manifest itself in new forms as we progress through the different stages of our spiritual evolution or self-realization.  We can be grateful that the Creator created us with this immortality though at this time we live in the corporeal world with the illusion of being mortal.  If we express our deepest gratitude to the Creator for this creation, we may find we become less fearful and more accepting of the inevitable transition (death) to our next spiritual stage.

The Creator made us as powerful beings capable of creating our own realities with our thoughts.  
However, we don’t always get what we want because the Creator also established Universal Laws  http://www.abundance-and-happiness.com/universal-laws.html   which everyone is bound by and which offer us the ‘rules’ of the “Game of Life.”  Following the Universal Laws will help us to become more powerful in creating lives of goodness as God wanted.  Not following these laws can result in increased challenges, pain, suffering and a longer path to self-realization. 
We can be grateful for these laws because they guide us and we can be grateful for the challenges, struggles and pain we face in life, because they remind us we have made some error as regards the Universal Laws and need to get back on track.

Remember, there is no right or wrong – God does not judge us and we should not judge ourselves or others.  God loves us unconditionally, as we should love ourselves and others.  There are only errors that need to be corrected.  There are consequences to these errors which need to be accepted as a reminder we have to make changes to our thoughts and actions. Regardless how many or how consequential these errors are we can always find our way back on the path to goodness with the help of the Universal Laws.

If we look at the world we have created and find it wanting in so many ways, we can be grateful that this world reminds us of who we are by showing us who we are not.  The pain and suffering we experience is a reminder that we have as humanity gone far from the path towards goodness and that we have a lot of work to do to correct this.  We can choose to take action to change this or not just so long as we understand there are consequences for our action or inaction. The Universal Laws remain in play always and until we individually and as groups: Communities, cities, states and countries come together in a concerted effort to correct what we have done, these Laws will continue to remind us we are on a path towards pain instead of joy.

We can start making this correction with our own lives, our own thoughts.  For in the midst of all the pain and suffering in the world, people can still carve out realities of goodness, joy and love if they choose to.  This is the beauty of God’s creation.   We can choose to be fearful, angry hurtful, jealous, sick and depressed or we can choose to be loving, caring, joyful, creative, healthy, vibrant and powerful people in our lives regardless of what challenges Life presents us.  And as we are presented with challenges we can take the time to understand what may really be going on and work to correct the situation shortening the time of pain, distress, anger, fear or ill-health we may be experiencing always remembering that we are immortal and nothing can destroy our true essence.  We are that powerful.

There is much we have to be grateful for every day.  Once we begin to express gratitude towards the Divine and those we meet on a regular basis the power of gratitude only grows.  When the power of gratitude interacts with the Law of Attraction, we get more of what we want each time we express gratitude for what we receive.  When we express gratitude towards others, the Law of Reciprocity (what goes around comes around) results in us receiving more expressions of gratitude and goodness from others.

If we express gratitude in advance, we can begin to expand our created realities exponentially.  For example, what if we express the thought of gratitude for the doctor or healer we are going to see for some ailment and then express gratitude for that ailment healing and express gratitude to our body for eventually healing this ailment?  All of this gratitude has been expressed in advance of any physical outcome and will trigger Universal Laws to react to our thoughts, our expressions of gratitude in advance.  Try practicing gratitude in advance over a period of time and see what happens.  
Experience the look on people’s faces as you express gratitude to them at no particular time for being a good friend, spouse, child, co-worker, the person at the check-out, etc.  If you are really adventurous, try expressing gratitude to a stranger for all the good things they have done.

Gratitude is a powerful thought and an expression of our deepest appreciation and love for our fellow human beings, Nature and God.  Practice it often and with the sincerest of intentions to create a life of love and joy all around you. 

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving full of gratitude, joy, peace and love.

Friday, October 6, 2017

HEALING HUMANITY

Our path towards self-realization and the evolution of the soul is a long journey requiring a strong intention, determination, fearlessness, love and patience.  At this moment in our human evolution our soul or true essence remains elusive and unfamiliar to most of us.  We are still captured by our egos and desires for pleasure for personal self-benefit.  Our egos have grown in strength for millennia and within our world there are groups of people who have multiplied the power of their collective egos by working together.  Their power is such that we see their manifestations in war, hunger, toxic pollution, degradation of an exploited planet, greed, slavery and fear.

I recall a friend who was a Chinese herbalist and medical practitioner who said that Chinese medicine believes the longer you have been ill, the longer it will take to heal.  Humanity has been ill spiritually for nearly as long as our creation and therefor it requires a concerted effort, time and patience for us to heal.

Part of the healing process will involve people to make their personal spiritual growth their number one priority.  This starts with an understanding that connecting with and freeing our soul is really what our life path is about.  That by freeing our soul we supersede our ego as the power to create our realities and interact with the Universe through love and bestowal instead of fear and desire.

We all have the intuitive knowledge to know that this is our true path, some of us more than others.  Many of us may find that this intuition is deeply latent and seemingly unknowable, but it is in all of us.  When we hear of people becoming ‘awake,’ self-realized,’ miraculously healed’ or having an ‘epiphany,’ we are referring to a process of connection with our soul and the Universe which manifests in joy and love.

For far too many of us our life struggles and challenges distract us from this path.  For others, personal desire becomes a key distraction.  However, we all have the capacity to become powerful spiritually evolved beings, regardless of our station in life.  And, those of us who have found our deep connection with our soul have a responsibility to help others who may find the path too difficult.

The solution to healing humanity will come from the spiritual world, the world of causes, not from the corporeal world, the world of results.  So, how do we make that connection with our soul and the Universe and with this begin to help heal the world?

First, start to think about what the soul is.  This does not necessarily require reading books on the spiritual or even attending church or other spiritual gatherings, though I will talk about this later.  

What I am suggesting is pay attention to the thoughts that go through your mind when you think about your soul.  What ideas come to mind, what feelings arise, are you comfortable doing this, do you sense any strong memories and what things and experiences resonate with you as you think about your soul?  Take some time to do this each day for a week and see if and how your desires change.
If after this time you feel a stronger inclination to pursue this journey more deeply you can entertain further exploration with spiritual writings, books and online websites that may resonate with you.  You may even find online courses.  After a week of contemplation if you do not feel a strong desire to go deeper, then continue another week of contemplation or take a break and come back to it.

As you continue on your personal spiritual journey you may want to begin to connect with others who are on similar journeys, have a deep sense of importance in their spiritual work and want to share and interact with others.  In fact, if you find groups of people who resonate with you, your spiritual growth will accelerate as the positive energies from each member of the group heighten and strengthen the souls in all.  I’m sure many of you have experienced situations where a whole room of people is thick with beautiful positive energy which is unmistakable and oftentimes joyous.

Interacting with others who have similar spiritual aspirations is an important part of our spiritual evolution and Kabbalists stress this group work for students and anyone studying Kabbalah.  The importance of the group in spiritual transcendence is seen in our churches, synagogues, mosques and ashrams. 

If we consider the power of the collective ego mentioned at the beginning of this writing, then the power of the collective soul can be an enormous counterbalance and healing agent to what ails our world today. Take some time to experiment with different spiritually oriented groups both formal and informal and you will eventually find those which are most meaningful for you. So, I encourage you to seek out other souls on your spiritual journey and spend time with those who resonate with you. 

Can we heal the planet?  In an answer yes, particularly if we view our world as part of the wider Universe.  As part of the Universe, we and everything that exists are timeless.  So, while our world may seem at times like it is in a tailspin towards destruction keep in mind that our true nature is immortal and we have the power to change and create new realities if we change our thoughts and desires with the most determined intentions.  We can counter the negative forces influencing our world with our personal spiritual journeys and growing ever more, ever larger groups of people who exert their collective souls of love and bestowal onto all.

Some of my favorite books I can suggest for those interested in the journey to your soul and want to go deeper include the following:

Spiritual Warrior, John-Roger:  This book offers some excellent exercises to help illuminate your soul.

Three Magic Words, US Andersen:  This book has been my bible.  It explains in beautiful prose how we create realities by tapping into the power of the Universe and offers meditations.

A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle:  This is a classic for the journey of the soul and offers guidance on how to break the pattern of pain and struggle many of us experience.

Bridging Heaven and Earth and Embracing the Present, Leonard Jacobson:  If you are interested in what a channeled book reads like, get these two books.  Beautifully written they tap into us deeply.

Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell:  A deep wisdom all should embrace.

Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda:  This is more a story about the people who influenced the author than the author himself.  It is an enlightening journey through late 18th Century/Early 19th Century India and the spiritual culture of Hinduism.

The Way Home, Madis Senner:  Wonderful book documenting how everything has consciousness and particularly Earth consciousness.  This book helps us get grounded and clear on how the Earth also has conscious powers which we need to respect and connect with.

A Brief History of Everything, Ken Webber:  American philosopher, Ken Webber takes us on an incredible journey of individual and Universal transcendence.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra:  While Deepak Chopra needs no introduction, this book taps into Universal Laws which interact with our lives daily and shows us how we can make them work for us.

Websites which may be of interest:

There are numerous groups of spiritual seekers in our communities.  One good website where you can find these groups is MeetUp.com:  https://www.meetup.com/

My work now as a Life Coach is to help those who seek some guidance, motivation and encouragement while on their life’s journey.  You can learn more about my work at my website: www.lifesolutions.consulting








Friday, September 22, 2017

HOW THE EGO DELUDES US

As I continue to see the toxic aerosol spraying of heavy metal nano particulates daily over my home in the San Francisco Bay Area and as monster hurricanes continue to be manipulated I feel the need to take our conversations to another level.  (Quick Note:  Weather and hurricanes have been purposely manipulated in some form or other since The Cirrus Project in 1947.  http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/006880.pdf)

My past blogs have talked about humankind’s evolution with some emphasis on the science of Kabbalah, the premise of which is that the Thought of Creation was for the Creator to bestow pleasure onto a vessel or creature.  This creature was designed to receive pleasure in its early formation.  That is, in order for the Creator to bestow pleasure, something had to be wanting and willing to receive it.  So, the Creator created a world run on desire, and in this case a desire for pleasure which is seemingly never satisfied.

For more detail on this refer to my past blogs.  However, the ego and humankind’s unending desires are topics of religious systems and philosophical discourse for millennia.  As I have said before, I’m not being judgmental.  Our ego and desires are part of our creation and we are not yet fully created spiritual beings, so we encounter numerous challenges along our path in the never-ending process of self-realization or Creation.  Until we become aware of our true Self and allow this nature of our being to lead, we will not only continue our struggles with but will find they will increase exponentially.

The ego and desire are discussed in other religious systems and while Kabbalah places emphasis on desire in Creation, this aspect of our being has been well documented in religious, philosophical and literary writings.

The Vedanta views our ego consciousness as the mischief maker and the root of all illusion.  “He who cherishing objects, desires them, is born again here or there through his desires.  But for whom those desires are satisfied and who is established in the Self, all desires vanish even here on earth.”  Mundaka Upanishad, Vedanta, Heart of Hinduism, Hans Torwesten.

Buddhism considers three types of desire:  Kamha tana or the desire for sensual pleasures; bhava tana or the desire to become something such as ambition for money or power; and, when we get disillusioned with trying to become something there is vibhava tana or the desire to get rid of things such as suffering or anger.  Buddhism sees these as all aspects of desire.  Buddhists do not say one should reject their desires, but rather reflect on them in a detached manner where one can better manage them through the Self.  http://www.buddhanet.net/4noble12.htm

“Free from desire, you realize the mystery.  Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.”  From Tao Te Ching.

The opposite of ego is often seen as humility. Both the Old and New Testaments give references to living humbly.  In the book of Micah, we read, “What does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).  King Solomon declared, “Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life” (Proverbs 22:4).  Jesus Christ is the often-cited Christian example of humility.  Jesus is seen as not coming to earth to be served, but to serve, making “himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant” (Philippians 2:7). We see an expression of Christ’s selfless attitude in the Garden of Gethsemane when He said to His Father in heaven, “Yet not as I will, but as you will” Mark 10:45Philippians 2:5-8). “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29).

Our ego and our desires unchecked make us blind to truth and slow the evolutionary process of the Self towards Truth.  Much can be learned with some non-judgmental observation or detachment as we pay attention to our world.  One important observation which is cited as stage four of the evolutionary process in Kabbalah is Creature’s (Man) desire to have everything.  By everything Kabbalah means to not only be like the Creator, but to be the Creator.  When this desire manifests we get into trouble.

This desire to be the Creator is seen in much we attempt to create from pharmaceutical drugs, genetic engineering, GMOs, cloning of animals and soon humans, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, geoengineering/weather manipulation, being all powerful and ruling the world.  These manifestations are an attempt to manipulate and control Nature instead of embracing and integrating with Nature as the whole of which we are a part.

In Ken Weber’s book, A Brief History of Everything he starts with the concept of holon.  Everything is a holon.  Everything is a whole independent functioning creation and part of a larger created system of which it both participates and depends on for its survival.  As an example, atoms create molecules which create cells which create tissue and organisms.  These are basic building blocks of life.  They are all wholes and parts of larger structures.  When anyone of these basic building blocks are disrupted for any reason they affect the larger structure or organism of which they are a part.  Likewise, if the larger organism neglects these parts, not only will the parts malfunction, but the organism will eventually die.

From the perspective of the larger biosphere of which we humans as wholes are a part, Wilber discusses the process of transcendence in which humans can decide to differentiate and integrate or dissociate and alienate.  To differentiate and integrate we recognize our physical manifested difference with those of the larger biosphere, but also the importance of integrating with this biosphere and all other holons associated with it in a fashion of integrating our actions to support the larger whole.  When we dissociate and alienate we see ourselves as greater or more important than the larger biosphere of which we are a part, become alienated from the whole with total disregard for our actions as we seek to satisfy desires for personal pleasures, control, power and sovereignty.

Wilber cites the Mayan civilization which dissociated and alienated the larger biosphere. They didn’t transcend and include.  They repressed and denied.  Since the biosphere has always played an integral role in the survival of the human holon, they secured their own destruction by slashing and burning forests. 

In the book, Self-interest vs. Altruism in the Global Era, author and Kabbalist Michael Laitman discusses the act of altruism or bestowal exhibited by even the smallest living entities such as atoms, molecules and cells.  This act of bestowal is a natural phenomenon where the individual wholes instinctively understand their roles as parts of the larger system as pertains to the health and survival of the whole as well as themselves.  He relates this basic premise of God’s bestowal of goodness to systems theory, “No system can persist without its parts yielding to the interests of the system.”
By focusing on our personal desires and self-interest we leave ourselves vulnerable to those who want to manipulate this self- interest, us and Nature.  We become susceptible to illusions, lies and untruths as seeking truth threatens our perception of self-interest, pleasure and desire.

A spiritually evolved being would not desire to be the Creator, as the Creator is the essential component of the whole of the Universe and there is only One.  A spiritually evolved being would understand that they were a whole and a part of a bigger system (biosphere).  They would understand that as a part of a larger collective whole they have a responsibility to altruistically give to the whole (bestow) and how important the whole was to their own survival.

Humankind’s denial of the desire to be God as manifested by an elite group of powerful people misses this critical point in our evolution.  We already are very much like the Creator with the ability to create realities with our thoughts.  What we lack is the attribute to altruistically bestow goodness onto others and the whole as the Creator does onto us.  This is our challenge and this is our goal, one we need to act on in determined fashion every day.

For now, most of us are caught up in our own personal desires and with this a blind eye to how our desires are effected by Universal Laws and helping to manifest the world we see today.  Our ego is joyously manipulating us through fear, denial, doubt, powerlessness, greed, ambition and total disregard for the kind of world being created for ourselves and future generations.  All of which our consciousness will survive and re-manifest in another lifetime either back here on Earth if we as a species survive our current dilemma or another realm as we continue on our spiritual path.

However, is what we have helped to create on this planet in this lifetime a manifestation of our true essence?  Are we satisfied with this manifestation?  Are we so caught up in our egos that we will take our blindness with us to our next lifetime?  Can we become fearless enough to unleash our desire of our Self to seek and know Truth and deny those who are willing to destroy this world and with it us to simply satisfy their own egos?  When do we harness our inner desire to be like the Creator and manifest its goodness above and beyond everything else in the actions we take?


My next blog writing will continue this discussion. For now, contemplate what was discussed without fear, judgement, denial or guilt and pay attention to what thoughts come into your mind.  Reject any negative thoughts and go deeper.

Always be fearless, be joyful, try not to judge, emanate love and bestow God’s goodness onto others.