May 24, 2012
The Greatest Mystery
There seems to be some questions about my statement that there is no such thing as a first cause. Let me say a few words and then if there are additional questions feel free to ask.
First let me again state that I do not expect anyone to believe what I write just because I say it. Do not accept anything unless it feels right to your own soul and mind.
The beginning or no beginning to existence is perhaps the greatest mystery there is but logic and intuition can take us to certain realizations.
Some say there was a first cause. Let us go with this and see where it takes us.
If there was a first cause this means that before the first cause happened there was no cause. If there was no cause then there was no effect either. If there was no cause and no effect anywhere then there was nothing everywhere for something has to exist where there is cause and effect. Without cause and effect nothing exists.
If nothing exists and there is no cause then there can be no effect of creation for creation demands a cause.
If there ever was a time that there was no cause and effect and no creation then it would be impossible for us to be here today. Nothing cannot create something.
Because of the very fact that we are here we can deduce that cause and effect have always been.
All that which has form has a beginning and an end to that form. Someday the universe will fold up and return to its essence but it will not return to nothingness or a state of no cause. Cause and effect will still exist and will create another universe after a period of pralaya.
Johann wants to know how something can exist beyond time and space.
An idea exists beyond time and space. An idea never had a beginning nor will it have an end nor does its essence occupy space or have a form. An idea incarnates into form. You are an idea in the mind of God.
The fifth plane up is the atmic, the plane where ideas are accessed. It has no time and space as we understand them. Time and space co-exist with this plane but are not a part of it. When an idea is not in physical form then it dwells apart from time but when it manifests in form it is subject to time and space.
Dennis asks: Is it then possible to say that “We” all humans are that God who started the whole creation? Therefore, the universe will never fold up again and have to start over????
JJ We are a part of the body of God that created all things but where there is a beginning there will be an end. There is no end to beginnings and endings, however.
Kelly asks: Does God retrieve lessons, does he seek further wisdom? How to do better next time? This cycle around, which lesson or what point of evolution does God seek to attain? I imagine every level has a theme.
JJ Yes, God seeks to progress. The best way to get hints as to what God wants to accomplish is to look within ourselves at what we want to accomplish – for we are in the image of God.
I would say that one of the main goals for God and man is the enhancement of the quality of relationships of one life toward another. God, the whole, wants to get closer to the parts, you and me.
There’s more of course, but this is food for thought.
May 25, 2012
Hints on Creation
Concerning that which gives rise to existence there are some good hints in the Immortal books. I’ll repeat them here.
John sipped his coffee, “My time is short so we need to get on with our lesson. Have you discovered who or what you are yet?”
“I think I have either found the truth or am close to it,” I said, leaning toward John. “When scientists examine matter they say that they cannot find proof that solid particles exist. All they can seem to find on the smallest level is wavelengths in motion. If all these wavelengths were to be stilled, the universe would virtually disappear. If the motion of the wavelengths that make me would be stilled, then I would probably cease to exist. Therefore, the real me has to be motion or action of some kind.”
“That’s very good,” said John. “Coming to this point is a milestone, but you are not there yet. Answer me this: What is it that is in motion and what is the force creating the motion?”
I thought a moment. “If there is no such thing as solid matter then nothing is in motion, if that is possible. I guess the force propelling the wavelengths is pure energy.”
“But,” said John, “if there is no solid matter, then nothing is in motion, as you say. Therefore, does it not stand to reason that energy is not required for motion since nothing is really in motion?”
“Maybe I was right after all,” Elizabeth chuckled. “I said half joking that we were nothing and perhaps I was right.”
“As far as the material plane goes, you are correct,” said John. “But from the greater reality you are a great something. That something which creates all motion in the universe is the great mystery. Energy is not the answer because in reality there is really nothing solid in motion.
“Now I will give you two major hints. First, in my hand I have a pen. Now I will take this pen and throw it on that sofa over there.”
John threw the pen on the sofa.
“Now, what made that pen fly over to the sofa?”
“Obviously you did,” I said
“And who or what am I? And don’t say John.”
“So the real you threw that pen?”
“Yes. That which is the real me made the pen move. This is the first major hint. The second one is a parable.
(Then in Book Two we have ban account of a dialog with Wayne on decision.)
“OK,” I said. “Let’s shift gears and talk of more pleasant things. I think I finally have the answer to WHO OR WHAT AM I?”
“So, you think you’ve come up with something better than all the great philosophers including Descartes?” I was amazed to see Wayne’s countenance change from agitation to one of calmness almost instantly. He loves to talk about philosophy or anything that requires thought and analysis, and seems to go into a different mode whenever he is engaged. Whenever he enters what I call his “thoughtful mode,” he appears to be much more wise than he seems to be in his general, everyday life. I would venture to guess that many of his own family are unaware of this thoughtful mode I had come to appreciate.
“At the risk of sounding like a giant ego, I do think I may have something that has eluded the philosophers of the past,” I replied, wishing I could tell Wayne about John. I made a mental note to ask John if the time was right to tell others besides my wife about him.
“Well, I’ve known a lot of big egos that I don’t think you could compete with,” he said.
“Thanks for the vote of confidence,” I said. “Descartes reduced our essence down to thought, but we already concluded that our minds are really just vehicles that are used by our real essence. Then we concluded that consciousness was above thought and finally that motion or action may be behind consciousness. But the key to it all is that which produces action. There is a power in us that is behind all motion that we initiate. What would you say that is?”
“I would say thought, but we’ve already covered that ground so I would guess you have something else for me,” Wayne said dryly.
“Some actions follow a thinking process, but many others do not. We have numerous, thoughtless actions, but all motion is the result of one great inner power we have. Here … I’ll demonstrate it to you.” I picked up a glass of water and moved it several inches. Now, what made this glass move?”
“I think it was you,” Wayne smiled.
“Of course, it was me,” I said, “but what was it within me that caused the glass to move?”
“I don’t know,” he said. “You just decided to move the glass for some reason.”
“That’s it!” I said. “I can’t believe you just got it off the cuff like that.”
“What’s it?” asked Wayne. “All I said was that you decided to move the glass. I wouldn’t say that that is a profound statement.”
“But it is profound,” I insisted. “You just said the key word.”
“Key word … What key word?”
“‘Decide!’ ‘Decision’ is the key word as to what we are. We are decision. Every action that takes place is preceded by a deciding intelligence of some kind. I am an intelligence who just moved the glass because I decided to. A decider may use thought and emotion, but thought and emotion alone do not create motion. Thought and feeling with no decision is powerless.”
“That’s all well and good,” said Wayne. “I can see we are the results of our decisions, but to say we are decision would not be technically correct.”
“But somehow it is, Wayne. In some way, the very power within us that makes decisions is what we are. Let’s say you are deciding between bacon and eggs or pancakes when you have an equal desire for the two. Let your power of decision fluctuate between the two and you can feel that which is the real you, the power of decision at work.”
“It won’t work for me, I’d choose bacon and eggs over pancakes any day,” Wayne quipped.
“Very funny. But you know what I mean. You have two things of equal desire and let your attention shift back and forth — you can feel the inner power, the power that actually puts things in motion.”
“Where are you getting this stuff?” Wayne asked, looking at me with deliberation. “Where’s the old Joe who just wanted to know simple things like when time began or where God came from?”
“I’m the same guy. Just had a little change of direction.”
“O-kay…” He reflected a moment leaning on his elbow. “I have a feeling you want to use my incredible mind-power to delve further here. Let’s see what you’ve got here.”
“You’re right. I thought maybe by putting our brains together, we could take this a step further. Humor me a moment and assume that we are more than the results of our decisions, but somehow we are decision or the power of decision itself. If you knew this was a true statement, what would it mean to you?”
“Hmmm,” reflected Wayne. “I’ve thought of myself as being thought, feeling, love, consciousness and even a part of God, but this is a new one. I am decision,” Wayne mumbled to himself. He closed his eyes. “I am decision … I am decision,” he repeated. “I like it,” he said, opening his eyes widely. “It feels good. Isn’t that close to what you said was the Hebrew reading of what God said to Moses? Didn’t He tell Moses he was deciding, or something like that?”
When Wayne said that, a light turned on in my head. “Wayne, you’re a genius, I tell you. A genius!”
“Why, of course I am,” he smiled, flattered. “Now tell me why so I can brag about it.”
“What God said to Moses was a major hint. Moses asked God what His name was, and back in those days the name of a person revealed what was supposed to be their essence or true nature. So Moses was probably expecting something that described the typical human version of God. He probably would have been satisfied if God had told him that His name was THE HIGH AND MIGHTY ONE or THE ONE WHO HAS ALL KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM or something like that. The interesting thing is that God did not give Moses any regular name. Instead He basically said ‘I AM BECOMING THAT WHICH I DECIDE TO BECOME.’ He was telling Moses He was decision, and that He couldn’t give him any regular name because, as decision, He could decide to be different tomorrow than He is today. Because God makes different decisions about how He will manifest, He cannot give any name that will apply in all time periods, except for something like THE ETERNAL, which is what Moses finally decided to call Him.”
“Very interesting. Glad I could help,” said Wayne, looking pleased with himself.
“That’s not all,” I said, leaning closer. “Look at how God has manifested through the ages. In ancient times there were supposed to be many gods. Then in the days of Moses there was just one powerful god of vengeance. Later, in the days of Jesus, God was called Love.”
“And that’s just the Christian God,” Wayne added. “Suppose all the major religions are part of the plan of God. If this theory of yours is correct, then God has decided to manifest a little differently through each one. Perhaps He has many different identities in different places and ages.”
“And that would make sense,” I said, “because each different civilization or body of people might have to be presented with an interpretation of God which is comfortable with their belief system before they could accept any new and different teachings. The funny thing is, it may be the same God manifesting as He decides to manifest, and this decision would be according to the circumstances of the people.”
“Looks like we have the whole mystery of existence thing sewed up here,” said Wayne. “The only trouble is, what are we going to tackle next?”
“There is a step further we can go here,” I ventured. “Remember when we talked about the idea that we may be gods?”
“We have just discovered a similarity between the description of the God of Moses and us mere mortals. Somehow we are both decision, or decision is somehow our highest essence.”
“So, do you think this is the end of your strange quest to discover who or what we are?” asked Wayne.
“I’m not sure,” I shrugged. “This talk with you has been very helpful, that’s for sure, but I think there may be more to understand.”
“I can think of things already,” said Wayne. “Like, what was the first decision? Was there a time when decision did not exist? If there was such a time, then there was a time you did not exist or maybe God did not exist … A guy could go crazy thinking of these things. Maybe we ought to switch to politics for a while.”
With that statement Wayne changed the course of the conversation to more mundane topics, but my mind was only partially present. I couldn’t help but reflect constantly on the idea that God becomes who He decides to become, and perhaps so do I. Do we obtain the power of God by magnifying our power of decision? I wondered to myself. Somehow, I sensed that mankind had only a primitive understanding of what decision is and how it can be used.
May 25, 2012
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