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>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.

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>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


>Walking With God

>As we walk, we hear God’s voice in birdsong,
Passing flowers show His face,
With the fragrance of His presence.

This is of the oldest stories
Something Man found true each generation,
Just as we do now.

So seek beyond the busy world,
Where men and machines seek endless progress.
Seek God’s kingdom, here and now.

This world around us is a flower-garden,
A place designed from the start,
As a home for God and us to share.

Walking with children, Walking with elders,
Strolling, in the sun and the breeze
Feeling the peace of completion all around us.

So let us walk together, in God’s garden,
You and I
And God


>Taking Up the Cause of God

>Let me take up the cause of Eternal God, Lord of the Universe.

For does Satan not already have enough followers, in the false churches and boardrooms of the lands?

Let someone take up God’s cause,

To speak words of justice, righteousness and truest love.

Let me be one of his loyal servants.

It says as first commandment- “Love the Lord Your God with all of your heart and all of your soul”

Yet such love is given more commonly to Mammon, Maya, the host of myriad things.

Such has been the way for Millennia and will not quickly change.

I shall elucidate the situation in the following, so that those who wish to know may do so,

That we are forever called away from our selfish wills and into God’s whole one,

So that the very meaning of life may be made clear.

The Nature of The Rebellion
For the very beginning, when God breathed life into spirit-beings

It was clear that they would be encouraged, but not compelled to do His will,

To co-operate in the ordering of the unfolding Cosmos.

Great angels were given tasks in the measure of their granditude.

The joy and love this filled them with- joys and loves beyond the sphere of our imagining,

Was reward enough, as they gave more, so dids’t God’s spirit fill them with more to bestow.

The reward was in the action, a thing they understood not just philosophically, but in their experience from, one moment to the next,

As the assisted in the building of worlds and the administering of divine civilisations thereon

So is the vast Super-Temple of the Cosmos, the 7 universes as ordered by God, where freedom reigns throughout.

Yet for one higher angel, the joy of serving gave way to the search for other pleasures,

The desire to replace by denial the God from whom his powers and joys had come.

He would declare himself Lord, not content with his already lofty status as System Sovereign and claim the real God as simply non-existent.

Other angels followed, seduced by promises of greater power and the deceit that power over others is somehow greater than that spent in loving service.

Hence the problems in our planet and local system started, it’s administrative government corrupted, only to be fully replaced with the coming of Christ some 2,000 years ago, whist still much power is in the wrong hands.

Hence a situation that many mistake for the reluctance of God to solve our imminent problems, really one in which the powers originally granted to the rebellious angels and since thoroughly twisted by them into unrecognisable forms cannot simply just be taken away but rather need to be dealt with by divinely-loyal angels in the appropriate manner.

For God is a God of relatives, not one of absolutes- for in absolutes there can be no freedom, whereas in relatives there are infinite opportunities for various experiences.

To be Aligned with God

So, to align ourselves with God is to align ourselves with infinite rather than occasionally awesome and shocking powers that are simply finite. It is to align ourselves with selfless goodness, not with tactical and misleading displays of seeming good intentions.

It is a path to our true perfection whether or not we simply seek it- for any level of mind or intention can be a good one so long as we are enveloped in the will of The Divine.

It is a path that has it’s own hidden teachings, but no secret ones, all things being gradually revealed as the time is right, so as to enrich our hearts without confusing or controlling them.

Irony of ironies, our true freedom is in serving Him who made us, not in seeking to do simply as we please, except in the many cases in which the two naturally co-incide.

For The Lord, creator and Lord of nature just as much as of us, does not contradict such natures as we have but reveals their true meanings to those ready to know of them.

Service to Others and Self-Maintenance

Whilst God does NOT want us to turn our powers over to the rebellious ones, neither does he want us to tie them up and become ‘little people’ incapable of happiness or self-expression. Our sacrifice is not of our nature or of happiness- God is a liberating God, as any giver-of life must needs be.

Let not the various mis-representations of divinity blind you to the actuality of the divine love and grace in it’s true and gloriously generous form.

Any sacrifices asked of us are in the name of a higher liberation and a higher joy. Any sufferings are unintended consequences of ours or other’s sins.

Higher worlds of indescribable beauty and joy await us on the path of angelic and God-perfection. These are just as real as our own and in terms of their clear revelation, even more so.

Yet even so, God wants us to be free to enjoy the life we have now, a freedom that can only come from following Him and thinking for ourselves that this is the way to go.

Hence the bizarre phenomenon (from a believer’s perspective) that a wise atheist is so much closer to the path of Truth than a deluded theist. Such is the unfortunate spread of false ideas pertaining to God.

The description is not the described.

Any story concerning god that contradicts His basic benevolent attributes is a false one- in this manner and with the aid of god’s Holy Spirit, can you discern the true from the false.

The powers of our mind and that of cosmic mind go together- to reach just for one is a path of delusion and the source of many a false teaching, with all the pain and suffering they cause.

The rational and the divine go together, science and art/religion are friends.

God reveals to those who seek, so seek and you shall find.

Our own life is the path to transcendence, we are given none other. So make the most of it.

Paths to Transcendence

God has revealed many of these both to us and our forefathers-

Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Worship, Melodic Music, Art, Nature-appreciation, Delicious foods, Exercise, Helping others

None is above any other, yet some depend on one another, whilst some may suit some natures more than others will.

It may be seen the masters of many of these forms, let us call them ‘true arts’ for now, have often come from the most humble of backgrounds, or have abandoned the ways and customs of higher ones.

Let this be further evidence of God’s omnipresence, that he is just as real to those below us as to those level as above. He is quite simply everywhere, all of the time.

The many-armed or eyed Eastern deities are a visual allusion to this, however grotesque they may at first appear to Western eyes.

Everybody seeks transcendent experience, the question being how safe and authentic ones can be offered.

For there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in our philosophies- a fact known deep in our hearts.

The societies of the future won’t just provide avenues for transcendence, they will fully emphasise them, yet they always need be balanced by the mundane realities of Earthly Existence.

For now, we should seek our spiritual food, whilst making sure that it of the nutritious thought.


>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.


>A Prayer For Appreciation

>On the wings of angels, you saved us
Today, just as down through the ages, as we trust you always will.
You saved us from the laws of the universe,
From the bacteria and insects, which we still fear the most,
From the laws of ‘survival of the fittest’, that could have crushed our spirit,
From the laws of our own societies, when their letter proved tyrannous.

You saved us- not to suffer,
But for greater joys.
Waterfalls, streams, rainbows,
Mountains, jungles, Canyons,
For the animals a home, for us a gallery,
The beauty of creation is all around us.

In awakening our very knowledge of it, you saved us,
In sending countless prophets and artists
Who prod us and shock us to wakefulness,
You save us.
From the dirty pools of trapped water that fears the rush of living streams.
From the dullness of a sleeping mind.

So God, please hear our prayer
Thank you for the beautiful varied world around us
Thank you for the gifts of safety and prosperity
Thank you for reminding us in trillions of ways…
To be thankful to you for all that we have,
For all that you have given us through your Grace.

Amen


>A Prayer for Forgiveness

>This is a prayer for forgiveness
A prayer to bring our hearts from bitterness to the sweetness of Your Love
That we remember the words of Jesus when confronted by ignorance and unfairness, for
‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do’.

Help us to forgive, to return to the path You set out for us,
One by winding, ever-flowing streams of life,
Streams of fresh and glowing water, that trickle with joy and intelligence,
Streams that flow with the purist reality of Your love.

For Your trickling stream never gets muddied in dirty gullies,
It looks neither back nor forward, just flowing eternally onwards
With the force of grace, judging not those around it
Only wishing their return to it’s source.

So Father, please help us, through mighty angels,
To achieve this most transcendent act- to truly forgive our wrongdoers,
To show our trust in divine consolations,
Your rewards for the true, heartfelt faith.

Amen