I have already written a considerable amount on the Oneness Principle and soul contact which is posted in the archives. Even so it is an important subject and it is a good idea to repeat information on it with different phraseology to aid with the understanding of new people as well as old timers. There are two ways to attain oneness.
The first is through the application and acceptance of an outside authority. In the whole scheme of things this is not a bad thing for infant souls must be guided by an outside authority. If one has not developed the inner contact then outside is all that is available and something is always better than nothing when no light seems available for decisions.
As one advances down the evolutionary path he eventually drops his reliance on authority without and relies on the authority within.
Even then there are certain authorities without that the disciple honors for the good of the group. One such authority is the basic civil laws that hold our civilization intact. He will respect laws unless impressed by his soul to do otherwise for some higher purpose.
Sometimes when a seeker gets a little enlightenment and breaks off from orthodox religion he will see himself as beyond the laws of man. But in throwing out laws that stabilize society he will merely find himself swinging with the pendulum from one extreme to the other.
Just laws and outside authority are very limited in bringing oneness, for as soon as individuals in a group are released from their authority and laws we will see the illusion of their previous unity. A forced oneness is not oneness in the higher sense; it only gives the illusion of oneness. The individuals within a group of forced oneness will have many individualized and differing thoughts if they are allowed to express them.
The key to true oneness is two people obtaining soul contact. When two look through the eyes of the soul, they see as one.
Does this mean that two or more people with higher vision will have the same favorite color and have the same taste in music? No. This type of oneness is not on the agenda nor is it desirable.
The Holy Spirit instead reveals through the understanding of principles. When the principle or underlying truth of a thing is comprehended by two or more, those people will be in harmony in the overall vision of the project or teaching, even though they may see some of the details differently.
If two people witness a car wreck they will both agree on the big picture of what happened. But if you ask the two some detail such as the color of the driver's shoes they may not give the same answer. But they will agree on basic things such as the date, the fact that there was an actual accident, the number of cars involved etc.
Even so it is with the soul. It gives the important truth, but leaves unimportant details for us to work out ourselves.
And yes, Judes, the Christ could come as a female but if he did, he would play the female role and emphasize receivership rather than sending. This is a real possibility because we are told through Alice A. Bailey that a great Avatar called the Avatar of Synthesis has come to the earth from another solar system to assist the Christ and this entity exceeds Him in evolution. He is of such high vibration that He can only descend to the plane of the mind. If Christ did come as a female He would then act as an intermediary between us and this Avatar as well as the Ancient of Days, thus placing Him in a female position.
I personally go along with Glenys and expect him to come as a male, but few of the details of his coming are yet revealed to disciples in the flesh, and thus all things are possible.
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