Are You Living In Heaven Or Hell?
The Greek playwright, Euripides wrote: “the mind in each of us is a God.” Buddha said pretty much the same thing in his famous quote, “each of us is a God.”
And there are literally hundreds of commentators throughout history that deliver the same message. The French mathematician, physicist and Christian Philosopher, Blaise Pascal wrote:
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator.”
It is poignant that Pascal calls God the Creator. Many ancient scriptures refer to a “creator God,” typically symbolised as the Sun God.
The Bible also says: “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.”
But for those you have not yet realised “God” comes from within, the individual looks on the outside towards an external Sky Daddy, although this cannot be said for all followers of mainstream religions.
Of course, what we understand of God is on the outside as well. But if you do not realise YOU and “He” connect from the inside, you will never fully connect. And that will be a shame.
You are a creator, so learn how to create!
Allow me to explain how You are God “the creator” in over-simple terms.
What is God?
Essentially God is a label we pin on a conversation so others know what we are talking about. It has many names. In organised religions God is referred to as a personification – He; Yahweh, Allah, Jehovah, Lord, are all names we give to God as if he is a person.
Mystics refer to God as higher consciousness, divine consciousness, super-consciousness, Higher Self, the I Am I, transcendental reality, god consciousness.
When New Ageist talk of the law of attraction, they are actually talking about God, the natural laws of the Universe. God is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.
So is energy. All energy carries information. Information is consciousness which includes heart, mind and soul.
“Shen is information. Information has three aspects: content of information, receiver of information and processor of information which corresponds to soul, heart and mind…The soul contains information, the heart receives information and the mind processes information.” ~ Dr Rulin Xiu: Tao Science: The Science, Wisdom, and Practice of Creation and Grand Unification
Call the mystery of “God” whatever you like, it all eludes to the same thing; the power to create. But what is that thing we know as God in man? That is the real mystery.
For the purpose of this explanation, I will sum my perception of God up in one word; Consciousness.
Being aware of consciousness
There are three types of consciousness you should be aware of; your conscious mind on the physical plane, your subconscious and altered state.
You are aware of your conscious mind, otherwise, you would not be able to operate your day to day activities. But ask yourself how effectively you are carrying out these tasks. Could you be doing them better?
Being mindful of the tasks you are doing, living in the moment and focusing only on what you are doing, enables you to carry out your daily chores to a good standard of quality.
If on the other hand you allow your concentration to be distracted by other thoughts, you probably will not complete your chores to the best of your ability. Be mindful in everything you do.
The Subconscious Mind
In his book, “The Power of the Subconscious Mind” Dr. Joseph Murphy explains the subconscious takes instructions from the conscious mind and manifests our thoughts, actions and emotions in reality.
So our conscious mind effectively determines what manifest in our lives. Positive thoughts attract positive things in your life, people, places, events. And you create it.
You should also be aware then, that not only do you have God within you, but Satan as well. The Beast represents our animal instincts and base consciousness. God resides in Heaven, Satan resides in Hell. Which environment do you want to manifest in your life?
The third consciousness, altered state, I will talk about a little later. First I want to explain the law of manifestation.
The Triangle of Manifestation
Manifesting the things you desire in life requires three elements; an idea, will power and care. The triangle of manifestation represents this as thought, emotion and action; body, mind and soul.
We can see this explanation more succinctly, by putting the elements around triangles. In the example below, I will use Gods from Roman mythology as the names are easier to remember for the purpose of this explanation.
Roman mythology, like all ancient religions before them, has a pantheon of gods, each of whom represents the characteristics of human nature, mind, feelings and action, both good attributes and bad attributes.
For monotheistic religions, God is everything, including thoughts, actions and emotions. It does not and should matter which religion you wish to learn from, they all essentially teach the same Universal lessons.
Personally, I find ancient myths explain the concepts of life more succinctly than “organised” monotheistic religions. I sometimes wonder what it is exactly the religions are trying to organise!
In Roman mythology, Jupiter was the King of the Gods, the equivalent to Zeus in Greek myth. Mercury is the messenger god, the bringer of knowledge, and Venus the Goddess of love, the source of all positive emotion.
Creating Heaven or Hell
As you can see from the centre triangle above, the chieftain, Jupiter, represents the idea, Mercury, from whom we acquire new skills is action, and Venus is of course, emotion.
Without an idea, you have nothing to create. If you do not put ideas into action, nothing is created. It is also worth noting that the emotion you need is love, and not fear.
Love is the root of all positive emotions, thus positive outcomes. Fear is the polar opposite of love, the root of all negative emotions and negative outcomes.
To manifest the things you desire on the physical plane, your goal is to go from God-consciousness – the idea – to God the creator, the manifestation of your idea. To do that you have to take action.
Oftentimes taking action can be dictated by emotion. If your “heart is not in it,” then you probably won’t do anything. You will fail to act. If you do not act, you do not manifest your ideas.
Or if you do act, but have fear in your heart rather than love, the manifestation will not be a good result. It will not be what you desire, but what you fear. You create Heaven, or you create Hell.
In his book, “Thought Vibrations,” William Walker Atkinson reports everybody transform energy into physical realtiy in accordance with physical laws. And that you ultimately control this great Universal law with thought.
“Thought impulses, or motion impulses, continued along Passive lines may be terminated or corrected by an Active effort. The Active function creates, changes or destroys. The Passive function carries on the work given it by the Active function and obeys orders and suggestions.” ~ William Walker Atkinson Thought Vibrations
Understanding how to master this God-consciousness enables you to return to Eden. The ancients appear to have developed a process of simply asking yourself a question in the form of a thought and waiting to receive the answer.
The key is knowing when you receive the answer. According to scientific researchers, the average human has between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts a day. How many of these are questions and how many thoughts are we receiving?
Working with thought vibrations work better in an altered state of mind. The effects of hallucinogenic plants from the Amazon rain forest have proven to be life-changing experiences for thousands of seekers.
In his banned TED talk, writer and researcher Graham Hancock explains how he would be stoned 16 hours a day for 24 years. He took ayahuasca several times and received message than cannabis was no longer servicing him. He ignored the advice.
On another trip to South America, he had the most profound experiences that told him if he did not give up his addiction his life would become a wreck. In his mind’s eye, he vividly pictures a ghastly image that appeared like Bosch’s depiction of Hell.
Deep meditation also causes altered states of consciousness. It is a necessary part of astral projection whereby the astral body leaves the physical body and the initiate consciously has extraordinary experiences that appear real yet otherworldly.
Stilling your mind through the practice of meditation helps you shut down the chatter in your mind, the hundreds of thousand ideas you have a day. That way you will be able to recognise the answers to your questions.
When Plato wrote about innate ideas in The Republic, he said all the answers you need to know about your live are already inside you, you just have realised them yet.
By using your carefree mind to channel messages, you will learn how to receive this innate knowledge and use it to start creating a new reality for yourself.
You must of course follow these pursuits with love and positive action. And remember, you are God and can create anything you desire, in which case you have nothing to fear. So go and create your Heaven.
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