essence of enlightened activity is to restore a sense of sacredness
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shall be first' when everybody realizes that they are
going in the wrong direction
Man (man and woman) is a
spiritual being who travels through and transcends both space and time.
Man's consciousness (awareness) has the power to "bind" or to
him according to the quality of his thinking and his actions.
"Heaven and hell" represent
the polar opposites of the virtually infinite conditions which an
can gravitate towards and occupy according to his thinking, willing and
doing. The absolute key to understanding all of it is the
law of "Perfect Justice".
Lost in Translation
In all, there are 162 'hell' references, in the bible (New Testament).
The entire concept of 'eternal' or 'everlasting punishment' hinges primarily on a single ambiguous verse (and only one) of
Scripture, being Matthew 25:46. There are references to
'everlasting fire' but only one reference to 'everlasting
seems evident that the only scriptural verse mentioning 'everlasting
punishment' may contain an error in translation, from Greek... where
the word 'everlasting' can also mean 'an indefinitely long time', but
not necessarily 'eternal'. Additionally, the realm of
'everlasting punishment' does not indicate permanent residence.
From Matthew Chapter 25 44: Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw
we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in
prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45: Then shall he
answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not
to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46: And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
its meaning is 'an indefinitely long time' then it is reasonable to
hypothesize that the 'duration' is entirely dependent upon the speed
with which one corrects their errors that put them in 'hell'.
Amazingly all of this 'eternal damnation' stuff emanated from only one ambiguous line of scripture.... and
a line that may have been erronously translated. (162 references to
'hell' and only 1 mentions 'everlasting' confinement there). In other
words 'hell' may be 'everlasting' but not necessarily one's 'stay' in
(concluding) the notion of 'punishment' lasting as long as we leave our
errors uncorrected seems 'fair'. It may be 'God' (i.e., Natural Law)
'who' sends us to hell but it is we who determine the duration!
flowing 'logically/reasonably' one could argue that we can leave
'hell' by 'purging' (purgatory as a process) ourselves of the
motivations and activity that put us there. One exits 'hell' and enters
'purgatory' which is a process of 'self-purification' (purgation)
designed to eliminate 'errors'.
would seem that 'hell' (at least initially) lasts for as long as one
refuses (has the ability to) to rehabilitate one's self (Free-Will
refreshing inference to be made from this analysis is that we already
have 'eternal life' and that 'heaven and hell' are metaphorical
depictions of the polar opposites that we can find ourselves in. I
suppose when one ultimately leaves 'purgatory' they then enter 'heaven'
(unless they have themselves sent back to hell).
have mentioned this 'hell stuff' because the notion of 'eternal
damnation' is an affront to the belief in a 'loving God' and is
taught by well-meaning (?) but, otherwise deluded individuals who have not researched the scriptures.
The power of Man's consciousness
to bind (attach) itself is the two-edged sword (the duality of the
that can also create the illusion that he or she IS his physical form
so, lives and dies with it. This is not true in "higher realities". The
truth is that "Man" IS the consciousness (as a human being),
has his existence in eternity
and simply animates the physical form.
The physical reality does
not change as quickly as our thoughts can. But, nevertheless,
physical reality does respond to enlightened thinking and can gradually
be brought back (resurrected like the soul)
into perfection by a continuous
stream of elevated thought.
Control of the mind and thought
processes are necessary to accomplish personal transformation.
of "control" over our thoughts is a "natural condition" and can be
with a measure of self control and discipline.
Hence, the teaching of The
Christ to (undistractedly) "love God with
our whole heart and our whole
mind" will, if diligently embraced, gradually restore us and our
When one begins his or her
path to higher consciousness, they are encouraged to embrace and
the natural law of love. For it is love that resurrects our
and restores our peace. Whenever we choose love over anger, or over any
of the other lower emotions, we begin to "purge" ourselves of the
mental and emotional conditions which may have produced
"dis-ease" and turmoil in our psyche and circumstances.
"Purgatory" is not a physical
"place", it is the gradual "process" of the purgation and
of the soul by practicing the "law of love". The
can present a powerful aversion to accepting this truth. The "lower
is, in fact, the demon (deceiver) which must
be vanquished before we are
able to remember that each of us is a child of the divine.
The esoteric mystery of "The
Last Supper" can, perhaps, now be more readily understood. As
spirit / soul (Christus) comes forth, it begins to consume 'the
bitter herbs of the beast' ("this is my body, this is my
blood"), and any of the beastly tendencies
of the lower nature. The process of the "last supper" continues until
of the "dross" (lower nature) has been
removed from the Golden Soul and
we have, by our diligence and God's grace, restored our "original
The souls who are "lost"
(unaware of a spiritual "base") have
forgotten these precepts and live
an uncomfortable existence that goes on eternally beyond the veil of
Plato's Allegory of The Cave, Illustrated
Those who practice the law
of love ascend a "measure" with each victory attained over the "lower
and experience greater and greater blessings. Everything
is "lifted up" with them. Until, finally, they are off of the
of "self" and attain liberation.
All souls have free will,
unless, by an act of divine justice , their free
been taken away or diminished. We always experience the
our personal choices ( "The Golden
and we exist in the realm of reality that best
reflects our innermost
self. Sometimes "causes" and "effects" may happen at
Once we have mastered or
re-mastered the art of love, all that is necessary is "to ask, in order
to receive". However, every "asking" requires a subsequent act of
surrender to the flow that is created to answer your asking.
In the lower realms, the
spirit/soul may appear to be "crucified" upon a physical form.
body can be a vehicle
of expression for the soul and possessed of great majesty and grace, or
be "the cross" upon which it has been crucified.
Our thinking, willing and
doing determine the quality of our experiences. The crucified Christ
the "child of God" (our individual soul) who was (is) "slain" because
our past, and continuing, errors.
The negative or inverted
ego (the separated self) is the creative
impetus of all crucifixions. It
represents the archetypal dilemma of "believing something into reality"
and then gradually merging with "it" and then (eventually) have it
to offend and, perhaps, even harm us.
Many believe that they are
hapless "victims" of random circumstance and that God is torturing them
or that God does not exist. This disposition is quite distant from the
The truth is that God gives
to us according to our words, thoughts and actions. Essentially, "we
the good and/or the bad of what it is that we sow".
In summary, there are three
perfect natural laws:
The first is the law of "Perfect
Justice" that determines the results of our actions
The second is "The Law
Love" that encourages us to practice " The Golden Rule
The third "natural law" is
Pi is the
perfect expression of the divine trinity wherein three infinite
spirit 2) consciousness
and 3) form - are contained in one human being.
fact, "spirit" and "form"
are (also) the "two thieves"
which the consciousness
can be "crucified".
is the mathematical expression
of "Man" and eternity...
is expressed in the construction
Great Pyramid (Man with a "deceased" king/queen (soul/spirit)
at its center)
in a Unified
in the phenomenon known
as " The
Star of Bethlehem ", which, at its center, has a blazing
- - In the number of seconds in a year (
Pi x 10,000,000 )
- - and In the true speed of light ( Pi x
100,000,000 ) 314,159,265.4 meters per second
some more information about Mystical Pi (click here)
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