"Socioheresy" quoting JJ writes::
"Principle One: If a thing has a beginning it will have an end, but if there is no beginning there will be no end."
To this Socioheresy replies:
"I have a hard time with this one. I can write a poem that did not exist before, and ever after it exits."
You gave the poem a form just as a musician gives a song a form, as I mentioned earlier. In other words, the idea which is eternal incarnated into the body of words of form on a piece of paper, a computer or some other form. Such form has a beginning and end, but the idea or basic concept has no beginning or end.
It may seem that when the poet writes the poem that this is a beginning to its existence and that it will have no end. Now the poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade" is here and it is here to stay. Not quite. There will come a time that every piece of paper, every computer and every brain it is recorded upon will be no more. There will also come a time that "The Charge of the Light Brigade," as happened in our history, will have no relevance to anything. When this round, world, and system ends, the poem will be no longer in incarnation; yet the idea will remain. Then in some future creation there will be a similar charge of a Light Brigade and another one like Tennyson will capture the idea out of the higher planes and give it a new incarnation.
Even so, the essence which is you will find some type of incarnation worlds without end.
"I can shine a laser off into space and its energy continues on without end, though it definitely had a beginning."
The light will not continue without end. The photons of which it is composed will eventually land somewhere and change form. Then at the end of the universe all light will be transformed in a great black hole to prepare for another creation. The basic essence which creates light never had a beginning, but the form (photons) has a beginning and end.
"I can learn to do something that I didn't previously know how to do, or conceive of something that wasn't previously within my scope (or 'ring-pass-not'?), and assuming my memory isn't erased that knowledge will not end."
Actually the Apostle Paul disagrees with you. He says, "whether there be prophesies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease, whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away." (1 Corinthians 13:8)
The idea behind all knowledge is eternal, but our need for its use is temporary and passes in and out of incarnation. When we need knowledge we acquire it in our brains. When the need for it no longer exists then we let the knowledge go. As we go from point to point in our journeys through this universe we have an unlimited number of beginnings and endings, but as long as form is involved the form, or incarnation of an idea, has a beginning and end.
"I have a question or two about this if I may. It is recorded that our Solar and Planetary Logos once evolved through the human kingdom. Are these two Great Beings considered to be individuals or are they something else, i.e., a group life that is beyond our/my present awareness?"
These are two individuals who are in charge of a great Hierarchy. Many there are who assist them and share their consciousness through the Oneness Principle, but each of these has a job and stewardship according to their ability to serve.
"What is it that evolves/expands/eternally becomes? Is it the Monad, the consciousness or another part of our nature that the majority of us are unaware of?"
It is the Monad endowed with intelligence and the power of decision. The Monad is our originating point in this universe and beyond this point is the mystery of our timeless past.
"I can visualize the twenty-four human units, as well as the ensouling entity that will embody them, but I have difficulty in seeing how the human unit (be it the Monad/consciousness or any mystery aspect yet to be revealed) can remain as a human unit and still expand without end."
The principle will work with us (ages from now) just as it works for the cells, atoms, and molecules in our bodies. They have achieved relative perfection and the only way for them to progress is through a greater life, such as us. The tiny lives in your body are providing a vehicle of consciousness for us and eventually become one with the greater lives of which they are a part. We will do the same thing and eventually see through the consciousness of Christ, the Planetary Logos, the planet itself, and beyond.
"Are we not to follow the way of the Planetary Logos if that is the eventual direction we decide to take?"
Very few of us will become a Planetary Logos in this universe, but all who follow the highest they know will join with the higher consciousness and share a oneness with them and assist in the great work. Even though there will always be hierarchy, we will have an equality beyond which we can presently understand. Which cells in your body are the hierarchical leaders? You know not -- for all share an equality.
"Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself."
-- Joel Hawes
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