Category Archives: Learning

>The Eden Dialogues

>A Sneak Preview of The Eden Dialogues

Here is a peek at The Eden Dialogues, which is going to be something like Neal Donald Walsh’s popular Conversations With God series. Please note that the final draft may be very different from this text, which is only now emerging.

After many years of interest in meditation and religion I seem to have, for whatever reason, established the clear contact with God that many have hoped for. I am receiving answers to many questions this way; though the basic question of whether this ‘really is’ God remains an issue. In this chapter, before I continue with what could be a self-deceptive experience, I decide to put this to the test and find out who the inner voice I am communicating with really is…

Part VI- Who is this God Person, Anyway?

Me- Let’s get to the point. Are you really God?

God- I said I am, didn’t I? Or, rather, you said I am!

Me- Hey, it’s important. You said something just before that made me wonder about that. You spoke of ‘beings like me’- now one of the most basic things about God that I have always been told, is that there is only one of Him.

God- Or Her.

Me- Okay, or Her.

God- Or Them.

Me- Huh? Don’t remember that one!

God- The Holy Trinity, the Hindu Trimurti, the Urantia Book Creator Sons? Ever heard of them?

Me- But there is only one God, right?

God- Right- with many faces for you to see, though.

Me- Like the Hindu statues of beings with many faces, looking in all directions?

God- Something like that, but I want you to understand in another way, something more closely related to what you read, but didn’t completely understand, in The Urantia Book.

In actual fact, the ancients had a point when they posited the existence of many beings that could be God, ‘the gods’, just as later generations were right to say that there was ‘only One’. In truth, I am many in one and one in many- but not really like the ancient gods with all their petty squabbles- squabbles that, by the way were really a way of the ancient writers to teach you about your own psychology as human beings, evolving on the Earth.

I am One, Holy, at peace, yet I can be anything I choose to be- so it makes sense to have a variety of impressions- no one particular one is definitive, though the very highest conception, in any given civilisation, is the one closest to the truth.

Me- Ah, this does go along very well with what I have studied and thought on the matter over the years.

God- Well, who’s idea was that, do you think?

Me- Mine, er, yours, er ‘ours’?

God- Bingo!

Me- I hope you don’t annoy any readers by keeping on saying that!

God- What do you suggest- I think it’s best if I’m totally inoffensive, don’t you? Child-friendly and everything- after all, I am speaking to my children through you.

Me. Hmm, you do have a point. Still, I want to pursue this further if it’s okay.

God- Be my guest. In fact, be whoever you want to be!

Me- Yes, well, let’s not get sidetracked.

God- No that would be terrible, wouldn’t it, not going where you intended, unexpected detours and everything. Carry on, you’re the boss- in a manner of speaking, of course.

Me- Okay, anyway, I wanted to ask, I’ll do it now.

God- Go on, spill the beans, just be ready to sweep them up afterwards, though!

Me- Right, nice. Oh, I’ve almost forgotten- yes- here it is-

God- I’m listening.

Me- You say you are God and I believe, taking into account my own inevitable ‘dilution of your purity’ with my own mind interfering, that this could well be true.

God- Right- it could well be true, in fact, I’d say that… it is!

Me- Well, isn’t there any chance that you are not actually, in person, the infinite God we hear of in the Bible, but actually a representative, a kind of, sorry if it sounds disrespectful…

God- Oh, don’t worry about that!

Me- … well, I was going to say… some kind of secretary for God?

God- Ouch, that hurts! How would you like it is someone said that about you… oh, look, someone just did!

Me- Who?

God- You!

Me- Okay, well it seems a little submissive to put it that way, but I don’t mind too much.

God- Then neither do I.

Me- Well, how about ‘Messenger for God’?

God- Like that better?

Me- Well, it seems a little dated, I mean with telephones and email, we don’t really have so many messengers these days.

God- Any other ideas?

Me- Well, how about reporter- no they are always getting drunk, it seems… blogger- too subculture, interviewer… too literal. Well, what do you suggest?

God- Hmm, how about ‘Messenger’? That’s a time-honoured phrase with a nice ring to it.

Me- Anyway, titles aside, I got sidetracked again!

God- No, really? You don’t say!

Me- I want to be really clear who you are. I mean to say, what if it turned out that you are just a messenger or sorts; you, the one I call God in this conversations- well, that would mean that there is something higher that you. Then, whilst it wouldn’t be accurate to say that you aren’t God, it might make sense to call you an angel or something.

God- Oh, I’m no angel, at least that’s what many would say- but then again, as they say, who could be one in this world?

Me- Well, if you aren’t an angel, isn’t it just possible that- that all this time I have just been talking to myself? Is that what you are saying?

God- Oh, don’t be so hard on yourself, you’re not so boring as you think, as a matter of fact, I’m rather enjoying our conversations.

Me- You are… you mean I am… oh, I’m getting a bit confused, now.

God- I did suggest you don’t ask too many questions.

Me- Phew- God, give me strength!

God- Here you are, just as you asked!

Me- Okay, I want to get to the bottom of this.

God- Are you sure there is a bottom- why not get to the top, then?

Me- Are you or are you not God- the Holy Father, the infinite ruler of the universe? Or are you in fact some kind of spirit-being, playing at being God just to either amuse yourself, or, more optimistically, to help people? Did God permit you to play at being him, to reach us? Put simply- are you or are you not God?

God- So you want a straight answer, no games, the truth of it all?

Me- Yes. Please.

God- I am no more God than you are- and no less God either.

Me- So I am talking to myself- it is all just me?

God- Well is this the highest, most perfect and kindest way you can imagine yourself- is this the highest perfection of yourself that you can imagine- subconsciously, as well as consciously, if such a thing were possible?

Me- Yes, I suppose it is- wise, humourous, all-knowing without being a know-it-all. I suppose this is the perfect person, in my book.

God- Then I am your…

Me- God?

God- Your God, the god you made, by realising me in yourself- your Self, not your everyday, flawed personality of ‘self’.

Me- So are you still the God of everyone?

God- Well, are you the same as everyone else?

Me- In some ways, yes- my fears, my needs, many of my dreams, certainly in my desire to find happiness, we all share that, just different things make us happy.

God- Do they really?

Me- Well, we look for happiness in different places, we have different hobbies, loves and so on.

God- That is one kind of happiness. But is there maybe one ‘place’, a place that isn’t a place, that has no name in your language as such, but is called many things, where you all can find eternal, imperishable happiness?

Me- You mean Heaven, Paradise, Nirvana- that’s where our happiness is, that’s where God is to be found, not in this world?

God- I never said not in this world. Just not of this world, not a product of the lifestyles and societies which are so popular here. Beyond, yet in this world, like a greater circle absorbing a smaller one- but not just in that 2-dimentional sense, but stretching into every dimension.

Simply put, I am far greater and my Kingdom immeasurably vaster than your world is. There is no beginning or end to me or my ‘world’; whereas yours can be measured in miles, mine can only be defined by what it is not, of what it is greater than and cannot be limited to.

Me- Like the saying, ‘All the grains of sand on all the beaches of all the world are far less than the worlds in God’s hand’?

God- Right, exactly.

Me- So you are God, but God is greater than what I can see, with more to be revealed later, when I’m ready?

God- Right- ‘Bingo’- BINGO!!

Me- One more time, I want to be sure. You’re not just a spirit playing games? Playing charades, dressing up as God?

God- This is something you will always wonder, as will many others who get to hear of this. My point is, that it is not so important- if the truth is true and if this is the truth, that is what matters most. Not who is saying it to you, in you, from you, or even as you.

Me- Just for curiosity’s sake- not as a judgement- despite what you are saying, I find it just too hard to believe. Are you really a spirit-being, with your own name- can you tell me, please?

God- All you and your readers need to know is that this is coming from God and that only God deserves to be worshipped- nothing incomplete deserves such honours.

Me- So are you an anonymous spirit being, you wish to remain nameless?

God-My name in your language is Michael- this is the name of God.

Me- Any connection with any friends I may have with that name?

God- No more so than all the people in South America called Jesus. A name is just a name, but my name; the name of God, when used correctly, is sacred.

Advertisements

>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.


>In the Heart

>Recently a change came over me. I prayed to God, directly and said. “You say so often that you are waiting for an invitation to come into people’s hearts- well here I am, come into mine”. With that, I felt that a new spirit did come into my heart. I felt stronger and I also felt part of a chain stretching back through history to even pre-Egyptian times. The world around us is very real ands at this moment I felt it is quite manageable.

I looked around and sensed guardian angels watching over people, though undetected by them. Watching, feeling, caring, keeping them out of dangers that they don’t even know exist. I was being shown something- something of the angelic kingdom. I also noticed that one, especially sensitive and warm teacher is being prepared for great things to come.

This one prayer didn’t exhaust it’s potential at this sitting. The next few days new thoughts occurred to me that had never done before. I pictured the world as after all, quite a small place, but one hotly contested by spiritual powers. I really understood somewhat the hollow victory that belongs to those who are less than righteous, however rich they may be. I say the riches that good people obtain, the riches that are called heavenly, that may also include Earthly aspects. Most of all, I realised that the idea that there are countless people in the world is a very wrong one. No- the amount of people is very much a finite, countable amount. Each one is an individual, each one is, to the extent their attitude makes it possible, being watched over by guardian angels and beyond. Each one is led on paths of truth and distracted by temptations.

Granted, this sounds like just the stuff that religions are made of, but suddenly and unsurprisingly, it was very clear to me. There are not as many fuzzy, random events going on as I had thought- the significance going back to people’s choices.It is quite a revelation, but if I am to speak to people, to speak to many people, over a long period of time, then I had better be aware of where they are at, of what will be most relevant to them.

For the war in the heavens, though already won by the forces of goodness, is a very real one. It affects so much that happens here. It all comes back to our personal choices. God forces no-one to believe in or follow him. He wants them to chose for themselves. The feeling in my heart, I can attest, is so much better than before. Such is the teaching of Starfire.


>Universe Facts for Your Comfort

>

Universe Facts of Comfort

We have to remember certain facts when we look at the universe and even at our lives and these facts can help us to deal with feelings of loss, if not to entirely eradicate them. For to eradicate such feelings might rob us of the very chance to learn from them,- so for now we must have them, but we can at least deal with them in context.

Here are some of these certain facts that make loss bearable and joy more real-

No-one really ever dies- they simply transform to a new body and continue to live and evolve elsewhere. In fact their death or departure from this sphere may have been a necessary step in their soul’s evolution – remembering that in this universe, evolution is the name of the game.

When someone leaves your life, you may miss them, but they do carry on living, experiencing, enjoying, in this world or another. If such a separation takes place remember that it is only God who we depend upon for life- not any particular creatures.

Emotional bonds last forever, all returns. That is, our true and heartfelt feelings have great value in the cosmos and are certainly noticed and cherished, even by creatures or angels beyond our sphere. Doing good, doing right is recognized supremely- as man is not the ultimate adjudicator- Truth an the dispenser of truth – God- is. We are not alone, infinite creatures are connected to us.

The only real advantage is doing the right thing and in the sum of all days this will be recognised. the fact that ‘business’ or corrupt ‘governments’ fail to always see this is quite irrelevant as their power is relatively small in the universe as a whole, even if it can be great in our lives. The strength of God protects us. Always. In all ways.


>Universe Justice

>What exactly is this Universe Justice that Starfire teaches? Is it the law of sticks and stones, whereby every action meets it’s own counter-reaction, whereby whatever yo do comes back to you? Well, yes, slightly, yet Starfire’s notion includes something extra and attempts to integrate it too, so as to give a fuller picture.

For Starfire, grace very much takes precedence over ‘karma’. God will forgive those who have faith and also, God is always trying to guide us towards situations in which we increase our faith. God made the universe for us to evolve in, not really so much for us to merely survive in. It would be a sorry thing indeed if we were merely to survive as we now are, warts and all, and not even seek to improve ourselves!

This is the true reason why ‘bad’ or trying things happen in our lives- to give us a chance to explore new possibilities in faith, to learn to trust God more and appreciate those essential things which no-one can take away from us. This is the truth of tragedy- that what we thereby lose was worthless when held up to the unearthly glow of God’s love.

I’ve met people who lost their job, their home, their family – living examples of the Biblical Book of Job. Yet they thereby were led to find something else- the soul of a poet, or a truer love for others. You see they probably hadn’t fully appreciated what they had and it thereby vanished, so as to awaken an appreciation within them. Now this is hardly a desireable situation, and it may seem at first glance a little cruel to even allow the possibility of such events in the universe. But I ask you- would it really be any kinder to forbid them- to enforce a certain stability in which urgent yet perhaps painful learning experiences simply couldn’t happen?