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>Is this Revelation or Theory?

>Just to be clear, I will here say a little more about me. So far the main response to this site and my ‘spiritual’, or higher-truth seeking writings has been… silence. Not the silence of a mountain or temple, not the silence of deep meditation. But the silence of no-one taking any interest in the whole thing. Not exactly the silence we are looking for.

So here I am. This was all inspired by experiences I have had. I have felt, experienced, ‘seen’, a great ocean of love, a communion beyond ourselves, or at least a love that enveloped me. It did come from inside me, but it was far greater than anything I could have imagined and hard to put into words. In short- I didn’t just want to believe in such a force- I experienced it. The same for the ‘divine’ voice within. I don’t pretend it’s God, as such- just I consider it to be the closest thing to god within me, the closest to an experience of a personal god- the compliment to ‘cosmic God’ of the Holy force I felt.

From the start I know a lot of people have been pretty much inoculated against giving any sort of credence to any of this. For good reason- there is a lot of fraud and manipulation out there, a lot of ‘false religion’ and ego-tripping ‘gurus’ out to empty people’s bank accounts. Yet, with this, you have to ask yourself- what have i really to gain by saying what I say? I speak of something freely available to all- you don’t need a particular religion, passport, racial identity or have to mumble any combination of particular words. God is there, here, everywhere- we just don’t pay any notice, and when we do, it is in a way so filled with fear that we obscure the kindness of that personage, projecting our own insecurities onto it.

It’s deep, oh, it’s deep. Yet it’s also light as a feather and as joyful as a trip to an Amusement Park- for life is designed to be this way and who do you think designed our lives? So anyway, like I say people are currently paying no notice to this, it is passing them by. It sounds silly, or is easily ignored… which is sort of in my favour, for like I said, if people did stop to listen, it might well turn out to challenge a lot of their presumptions about what God, truth, higher reality and even their own true selves really are. They could get aggressive, scared, hostile, or on the other hand fall on their feet in a stance of worship, confusing me with my teachings. silence is, as they say, golden.

I am just writing this to say that yes, I am serious. I did experience these phenomena, they were revealed to me and I do believe that they will be at the core of some future religion or religious movement dedicated more towards experiencing the divine than theorising about it, fearing it, propitiating it. I call it ‘Friendship With God. It’s our calling and our destiny and in fact, also our inheritance. Yet no-one is interested, which makes me wonder… why??

I do expect that at some point the tide will turn and for whatever reason this will attract those who can benefit from it. Yet I also wish to say here that I in no way intend to cause offence to those who use the terms i use here in a very different way. It is simply the only language we have, so i use the most familiar terms available to describe what I encounter, without in any way seeking to supersed or seem disrespectful to other uses of these words. There are indeed many understandings and whilst I don’t necessarily share many of them, I certainly respect people’s religious feelings towards their own favoured creeds. I am not seeking to challenge or overturn any particular religious doctrines or even dogmas. I am even less seeking to establish my own. What I am seeking to do is to find out the truth as it really is- with the assumption that there is a truth, hazy or fuzzy though it may seem- that it is worth our while to discover.

Current obsessions with economics or technology and other fashions may leave a good deal of educated people wondering ‘why bother’, whilst the existentialists out there may well question the very validity of such an undertaking. Yet I see it as Man’s timeless task- to find out what is true and worthy for ourselves. Not just with scientific instruments, but with the faculties we ourselves are endowed with- our minds and hearts, which can sense and feel what is real for us. while the eyes are easily deceived, the better parts of our heart less so. So let us journey together into the lost isles of ‘Truth’. Who knows what we may find there?

Cosmic Love,

Starfire

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>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.


>Understanding The Middle East- What’s in a Word?

>There’s a lot of junk flowing around the internet concerning the Middle-East these days. Perhaps you feel that this blog is contributing to this situation in it’s style of reporting! But the reason for this is, of course, that it is far easier to criticise than to offer constructive support. The writer of this article sees things a little differently from all the partisan left and right-wingers out there, indulging in their battles of words- he actually sees the words themselves as the biggest reason behind this seemingly endless conflict. And the words themselves are hardly a new thing… As he says-

“The area of Israel and Palestine is not rich in resources. We have our famous conflict. It is our conflict, and we are happy to export it. It is our second greatest export.

What is our greatest export? It is not oil, as there is no petroleum here to export. But we have words, and have had words since words first created civilization in the middle east. The middle east is famous for exporting words. The Old Testament, the New Testament, the propaganda of two sides in the conflict, and fittingly enough, software, are our greatest exports in all history. For the Bible and the propaganda are programs for humans, and people and history are “programmed” by them, as well as by that other great program for the human computer, the Qur’an. “


Click here to read more of Understanding The Middle East- What’s in a Word?


>The Birth of Essentialism

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I had a wonderful experience recently. during a boring meeting at school, my mind started to wonder off. I was transported to a beautiful green location with a rushing waterfall and a trickling stream. It was some heavenly region- the stream was alive with intelligence and glistening with colour from the sun. A wise, kind angel was speaking to me, teaching me what to teach to you.

The first priority should be seeing that everyone has enough to eat and shelter over their heads. ‘Blessed are the Poor’ said Jesus- which to my mind says we should cherish and look after the poor, not scorn them as so many still do. The next step would be basic education and freedom from harm. After that would come higher education and spiritual education and so on- all prioritised according to the level of need. The world itself would of course be focusing enormous resources on helping the developing countries to at least have a decent level of stability and comfort. Such issues would be major issues, not side-issues.

He taught me that there is indeed a longing for more religion so as to give people meaning and a sense of purity in their lives- but as so often happens most of this was misdirected or even misguided. The large fundamentalist movements may seem dangerous but they stem from a real sense that something is wrong and our lifestyles should be corrected. But rather than fundamentalism, which bases itself on a return to being obedient to scriptures in a literal sense- why not move with the times but keep true to the essence of them? This could be called Essentialism- a movement which focuses first and foremost on what is most essential, prioritising in a good and decent manner. It also reads the essence of what is taught in the scriptures- loving one another, not getting jealous, making situations more peaceful- the feelings that the scriptures encourage us to nourish within ourselves. These feeling-values are more basic than the behavioural rules which mainly reinforce cultural identities these days, despite their religious underpinning.

It’s not so much about believing in God as in doing God’s will – a reluctance to reduce things to set doctrines that Jesus himself seems to demonstrate in his disputes with the literalistic and hence often sophistic Pharisees. Full of words but poor in sincerity, successful on the surface but poor when it came to the essential issues of life and hence unable to grasp the realities of Eternal Life.

This could in a sense be confused with socialism but it is friendly to religious feeling and also to the arts and accepting of the free market- above all, the main difference being that this comes from an expression of compassion rather than as a centralised source of politicised power, with all the problems that brings. Of course, it is to some extent socialistic, yet if a comparable form of organisation was wanted, it would be the charities.

But just imagine it- a whole world revolving around the teachings of Essentialism, reading religious texts not to find literal meanings, nor dark mystic secrets, but to find the spirit of doing the right thing at the right time and all being happier for it. This is the promise of Essentialism, as taught by a great angel, beside the glistening, laughing stream of life.