Category Archives: Essentialism

>Essentialism

>This site is the home of Essentialism. It started with the great vision of what this could be and will hereby return to it. Language barriers and seemingly complex writings can only get in the way of this, so here we return to the core.

Essentialism was revealed as a way out of the spiraling conflict between fundamentalism with all it’s narrow-mindedness and consumerism, with it’s shallowness and neglect of people’s true humanity. It sees these movements as expressive of man’s greatest longings, yet fatally hobbled by their mistakes. Whilst fundamentalism wants a return to spiritual values, it mistakes dogmas and group-membership for true spirituality, hence becoming a source of bigotry and ignorance that are actually irreligious in nature. Essentialism preaches basic religiosity, but one free from bigotry.

Meanwhile, consumerism taps into our newly acquired prosperity and the coming realisation that whatever we wish for can be ours, for the first time a possibility for the common man that was ever a slave to those above him. Yet it confuses possessions with true desires and pushes whole nations into a mad quest for material objects, that on their own mean nothing. marriages become divorces, wealth becomes inner poverty- and all for what? For progress? Essentilasm preaches a balanced progress in harmony with the universe. All we wish for is ours, but it is the material form of our inner state of bliss, a perfection of our outer life.

Essentialism reaches for what is most important, which is at the same time what is most religious. It isn’t concerned with loyalty to doctrines or particular images of God, there is no emphasis on the infallibility of revealed scriptures. In this, it is very different from any form of fundamentalism, which by it’s very nature involves loyalty to such details. On the contrary, Essentialism is dedicated to the still, quiet voice inside us all, to a God who can say ‘I am what I am’ and hence has multiple revelations, some of which may even seem (though not be) contradictory. Loyalty to any form, be it physical or an idea, is seen as a kind of idolatry. Forms are art, not reality, from the perspective of essentialism- as such there is no harm in any good ones.

Yet, essentialism is not just going along with the ways of society, with workaholism, with prejudice, with being obsessed with acquiring more physical items for their own sake. Prosperity is for happiness, not boasting and it is open to all who sincerely wish for it. Todays possibilities of wealth for anyone are a good thing- we can all have whatever we desire- but we should be free from any pressure to be manipulated into desiring things that aren’t good for us.
Essentialism aims at happiness for all. It aims to soften the heart and give to the needy. It is about the sharing of love throughout the world, not in a sentimental way, but in a real and innocent one. Essentialism is about finding our innocence again and seeing the beauty and glory of life, a life that reflects it’s ultimate ruler’s personality. It is about seeing the magic in the world again and valuing art, poetry, music as final ends even if they don’t produce anything in their own right. Essentialism is about caring for other and helping them when we have a chance. We don’t ignore another’s cry of pain, but we also don’t fall into the trap of believing that life is as desperate as they feel- instead, we lift them up, back to the vision of glory and help them to help themselves.

Essentialism is about helping ourselves by engaging the true power of our imaginative vision, to transform our lives and bring joy to those around us. We key into the infinite power of the universe and let it make the transformations we desire, for this is the way that God works. What we truly wish for is already ours, we simply need to go beneath the surface of impressions that others have mistakenly given us and get back to our own heart’s true desires.

Essentialism is warm-hearted, non-dogmatic and non-ideological. It is based around feeling and connection, more than the power of thought alone- thought merely yet importantly sets the direction. If our minds and hearts are pure, sooner or later, heaven will assist us. This one thing is the most basic thing of all.

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>Sayings from Above

>I- Added on 4/22/07

(Note- These sayings are ever-edited, to improve their clarity of transmission)

Nothing banishes fear like a warm smile.

The secret history of kindness lives forever.

When men discovered airplanes, they forgot how to fly.

Cherish the light within you most.

Lies flee when the truth appears.

Angels guard us in constancy.

Small though we are, we’re as important as the entire universe.

The greatest truth is the one we find ourselves.

If you let it, the sun will kiss you.

Live life as if today was you last.

Heaven falls to earth as a flower-petal.

God’s very being is His love.

Whenever we bless another, we bless ourselves as well.

Let God heal you, by making you feel at home.

II- Added on 5/20/07

The darkness we really fear is that within ourselves.

The only thing we really fear is our own dark imaginings.

Yet Angels of mercy guide us on the paths of light.

In faith is a life which resurrects those parts of us trapped by sin.

Sin hurts us- that outside of us can do no lasting harm.

Faith in God is the surest protection from sin of all.

Guardian angels watch us every step of the way- that invisible footprint following ours is of them.

God to Gods to Creator-Sons to Angels to Messiahs… for we are never alone.

Eternity stretches as far above us as within us… the endless spirals of life in life.

III- Added on 5/31/07

Mysteries of existence-

Why did God make the world with so much more beauty than we can possibly comprehend?

Why do so few people find the time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the world, when it is all around them?

With imagination, man can make a heaven of hell… or a hell of heaven.

(to be continued…)


>Sailing on Cosmic Seas

>Introduction

Glancing at the scientific table of elements, one wonders how the Grand Universe was made from things so small. Then, one realises- even the smallest of things is infinite.

When the first life was seeded on our planet, in that wondrous explosion as the comet hit- imagine the light created! Every day, with the Dawn-breaking of our nearest star, that moment happens anew.

The Light

Sailing cosmic seas between planets, we approach the guiding spirits of the architectural worlds, most especially Edentia. Lifeline to the cosmic source and light of the ages to those great spirits who design and maintain the vast creation, acting co-creationally with The Father with their great degree of knowledge and wisdom, bringing light and truth to lesser beings than themselves to just the necessary degree.

Truth-forgers who devote their lives to purifying and cleansing themselves, to inviting the divine will to manifest itself clearly through them, such will be touched by the gentle and loving manner in which the Great Father maintains the created universes, ensuring carefully, yet utterly effortlessly that-

* Everything has the opportunity to grow into the fullest realisation of it’s inner blueprint
* Nothing that might be too overwhelming is revealed, or even experienced by an evolving being. That which comes to each individual is something that they are ready for, that which is revealed is that which they can comprehend, or at least in some way integrate with their previous experiences.
* The overall balance of the cosmos is maintained despite allowing for such disturbances that are necessitated by the providence of free will, to all of God’s creatures in the created order of the cosmos.
* The seeming contradictions inherent in this arrangement are perfectly, flawlessly and ultimately resolved by the divine intelligence, which can anticipate all possibilities through awareness of all potentialities, Needless to say, such knowledge is rationed out to evolving beings and even immortal personalities on the basis of their neccessity to know, level of curiosity and degree of comprehension. It is on a ‘need to know’ basis’. For the universe is far more than a flatland or holographic reality. In fact, it is a multi-dimentional field of evolving experiences, in which all beings find their way back to their original source.

Life’s Adventure

In all of this, life is not just the learning experiences predicated by the traditions of the academic field. It is a great, vast adventure, in which all the answers are as yet unrevealed, all the questions not yet answered and the final end- a climax of unprecedented beauty and intensity- has yet to be experienced by the evolving soul.


>A Hymn to Life’s Joy

>There are so many choices, under this broad sky, with the love of our Father in Heaven to guide us. We often fear which way to choose, but there are really so many ways to live our life, with so many bright and wonderful experiences awaiting us. The universe is a school, with playgrounds to lighten it.

Here, we learn values: patience, kindness, temperance and compassion. We feel good when we care for others and our conscience troubles us when we make those mistakes that matter most. We learn the value, the total reality of love; a love which fills all things with the warmth and meaning of life itself. We learn of one another, especially of how to care for another sensitive, sentient being, with needs just like our own, but at any time different ones. We learn what real happiness is and how inexorably bound up it is with consideration for others.

All of this is sweetened by millions of beautiful play-things, just as rainbows follow rain. Walking, I see flowers spread perfume into the air and bright colours across the ground: birds sing sweetly, filling the skies with delicate music. Below us, the seas hold amazing life, from sunny tropical fish to the gigantic squid of the depths- whilst above, a plethora of planets and nebulae revolve, awaiting our discovery. Truly, this is a wonderful world, in a marvellous universe. To all this, our most natural response is thankfulness, praise-

Praise of the Heavenly Father who gave us all this,
Praise of the Eternal One, who could bring forth such wonders,
Thankfulness that He, in His grace, allows us to be co-creators,
Experiencing this fantastic universe as something of ourselves.

A personal experience, this life,
A joy granted equally to myriad beings-
To wisely choose our path through so many experiences,
Back to our Eternal Father, our God in Heaven.

Amen


>God’s Love and The Long Struggle

>I- God is Love

God is love. Love is God.

To love God with all our hearts, we must love one another

In our faithfulness to love, we find our true selves.

The absence of love is perceived as hate, just as light is perceived as darkness.

The light of love is born anew, whenever we embrace our true existence.

Nothing pure can be twisted- yet eternal truths vanish from the sight of the blind.

Death is the end of one state and the birth of another, even if it cannot yet be seen. The lost caterpillar will yet emerge from his chrysalis.

II- The Long Struggle

A struggle is ever afoot in the human heart, as the powers of light and darkness vie for control there.

Darkness attempts to maximize it’s conquests in the sphere of time, for in the expanse of eternal life, of mythic time, it has already been defeated.

This struggle must needs be experienced and won by a conscious, moral choice. Even if the victory is assured, through love it must be chosen.

There are two sides to experiencing love- its light fulfillment and the heavy frustration when things don’t go our way.

Love is only the real experience we can have.

Sakura blossoms are like love- light and joyful, soon to fade away, yet ever to return.

Love as a thought is steady in its state. Love as an experience is dynamic, ever-changing.

By seeking the very best we can conceive, our noblest instincts, we find something far, far greater.

III- The Paths of Life

We live in a universe of many choices. We can think creative or destructive thoughts of the same things.

One branch in the path leads to life, the other to death. We commit ourselves, moment by moment, to either force.

When we follow our true desires, we chose love every time.

In the broad ways of the world, there are many paths of confusion, yet a narrow one of truth.

Salvation rescues us from the erring ways of the world, through the very grace of God’s eternal love.

The very journey of salvation is showered in the blessings of arrival.

God’s love is in the world, yet not of it.

Love follows the values of gentleness, long-suffering, compassion, grace. It may influence the worldly ways of profit, but it has quite different values.

IV- Revelation

Now we will reveal the truth: You are love, in as much as you are a dewdrop of creation.

You have the eternal powers to create whole worlds, deep inside you, just as does your true Father.

Universe upon universe, world upone world, we refine our abilities towards this glorious end.

To be co-partakers in creation and eventually creators ourselves, we find our way to our destiny.

This spiritual evolution, in the many schools of life, is apposite to any concept of power over others.

We see power for others, to transcend this selfish phase to one of total selflessness.

We give, as the tree supports the birds, as the suns support whole worlds, we too focus our love to give light to others.

This is the true path eternal, the path we glimpse and taste even now.

In The eternal present, now and forever.

Amen.


>A Prayer For Steadiness in Virtue

>In a world scarred by fear and indifference,
The joys of the moment seem passing follies.

We have to ask- where does the true reality
Begin and end?

Are our joys illusionary, or is that our sufferings?
Why oh why do bad things happen under the golden sun?

The answer, my friend, is undoubtedly simple:
Demonic influence- willing embraced by fools.

Nothing but good enters the world from God’s will,
To be twisted by the jealous, bitter will of Satan’s.

God’s power is omnipresent, yet asks for faith to act.
Satan’s dark will requires minions to follow.

If no-one, anywhere, would give aid to Satan,
His ability to act would be utterly curtailed.

Such is the way of a free-will universe,
Where we humans choose to worship God and find safety in Him.

II

All sin is consciously chosen,
However bizarre that might seen

Yet much evil is subconscious, habitual, ignorant.
Sin begets evil, makes it worse.

Virtue sets in habits of goodness, gentleness,
A passion for helping others.

Here is the key, for those who wish to be good-
Be virtuous, light and children of the clouds.

For then evil will stay far from you,
Along with the temptations to do such wickedness as it plots.

What bothers me the most is not suffering the ill will of others,
But myself falling into such worldly ways.

I know that angels and demons are all real, very real,
They influence the ways of men, even they see such spirits not.

We chose, yet we also follow the guidance of spirits,
Entrusted long ago with guarding this Earth from the mistakes of her children.

No spirit came here but by God’s will.
The evil ones rebelled, yet were somehow able to stay.

For a loving God finds it hard to summarily punish wrongdoers,
He wishes more for their repentance and thus grants them time.

III

Time, time; a breath in eternity.
So much can happen in this temporal realm.

How to think of, understand this great mystery?
I pray to you God, for this…

Keep me safe from the ways of the Babylon’s Whore
Keep my faith to you intact

Warn me before I slide to sinful temptations,
So I know better than to thwart your will.

Please forgive my many sins in though, word and deed,
Help me to be true to you.

Help our hearts, our thoughts to be pure and selfless
Help us always to do the greater good for all.

As it was, is now and ever shall be. Worlds without end,
Amen


>A Hymn to Cosmic Tranquility

>We hail you,
Oh Lord of the great milk-ocean,
Keeper of the seven great tidal paths,
Who guides us along the universal currents
To our destination

Lord of fate,
Who decides what is probable
Yet in his graciousness lets us decide what is possible
Through the great unveiling of laws
In the tide of progress.

In the harmony of the universal centre
We find the patterning of mind
The warmth of unity
In your embryonic centre
The dwelling-place of truth.

So please let our cosmic sailing
Come without danger
Lets the creatures of deep-space be unoffended
By our momentary intrusions
Into their domains.