3 Months Enriching and Lifting Conscious Awareness
With the last seven days of preparing and enriching the soil (receptivity) of consciousness we are ready to plant our primary realizations of Truth.
Perhaps the three most significant and 'complete' realizations of truth ever given mankind are the following (these particular statements are taken from the Bible, but in spiritual scripture the world over we find the same three truths revealed):
1, "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made,"... and "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."
2, "The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein." Therefore "I am that I am."
3, "Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain."
We are being given (planting) all three now so that they can each start taking root. We will be working with and expounding on these three throughout the next 12 weeks, allowing them to take DEEP root, grow, blossom and produce rich fruitage in individual experience and for the good of all.
We are working with the FIRST alone this week (let the other two rest in consciousness this week; no attention need be given them).
THE FIRST TRUTH
"All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made." (Gospel of John 1:3)
"God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." (Genesis 1:31)
We must take Truth LITERALLY. Truth must become a living, moving REALITY to us. Truth must become what we are IN LIVING AWARENESS.
Of course, Truth IS ALREADY what we are, but because Truth, God, the Infinite, is CONSCIOUSNESS, the entire "secret" is CONSCIOUS awareness of Who and What we are.
Always, it is about being CONSCIOUSLY AWARE. Truth is True; Truth is the One, therefore ONLY, Reality. But unless and until we each become (awaken) CONSCIOUSLY AWARE of Truth being What and Who we are, and What All Is, then It and the boundless Perfection of Life It Is cannot be evident tangibly in and as our experience.
I'll give you a good example. A few months ago we took a trip to Boulder, Colorado for a few days. We love vegetarian food and so were looking for a nice vegetarian restaurant as we explored downtown and the charming Pearl Street Mall. Not a single vegetarian restaurant anywhere in sight.
Well, after a wonderful first day's visit we decided to head back to our hotel. Just as we were within 50 yards of the front door THERE WAS A FIRST CLASS VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT!
We had literally walked right past it on our way in and out of the hotel but we had no CONSCIOUS AWARENESS of its presence, therefore it 'did not exist tangibly' in and as our experience.
It was THERE, TANGIBLY AND VISIBLY. Yet without our CONSCIOUS AWARENESS it was 'not there'; it was 'intangible and invisible'. It is only 'there' for those individuals who are CONSCIOUSLY AWARE of its presence. The very moment we became CONSCIOUSLY aware of it, it was tangible and visible as our immediate fulfillment of experience.
This is EXACTLY what happens as we AWAKEN to ANYTHING, including Truth, because All is Truth; there is nothing but Truth.
All awakening is the same thing, the awakening to more of Truth. All is God - "All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made," - therefore everything everywhere without exception - in our case at the time, the vegetarian restaurant - is God. No matter what we discover, what we learn, it is All God appearing tangibly and visibly to us, AS US, AS OUR AWAKENING or UNFOLDING conscious awareness (consciousness) of That Which Is.
Every moment of every day - no matter what we name the thoughts, things and activities that constitute our day - is ALWAYS an act of AWAKENING to - becoming CONSCIOUSLY AWARE of - That which Is, because That Which Is is the ONLY IS.
It is the act of AWAKENING - becoming CONSCIOUSLY AWARE - that IS the tangible and visible individual experience, because AWARENESS is always EMBODIED. There is no unmanifest or unembodied God, Truth, Awareness. God is fully manifest, fully embodied, infinitely so. The Kingdom of God (the ONLY kingdom) is FINISHED. Therefore AWARENESS is Finished, Complete, Whole. "The place whereon you stand is Holy (Whole) ground." The whole secret therefore (understandably so) is AWAKENING TO That Finished Kingdom of Is. And AWAKENING is an act of CONSCIOUSNESS; an act of becoming CONSCIOUSLY AWARE of That Which Is.
Therefore the next question is, "WHAT is God? What are 'All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.'? What is 'God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.'?"
Here's the answer, and THIS IS THE MISSING KEY TO ALL SPIRITUAL AWAKENING, TRUTH, HEALING, FULFILLMENT:
"God is Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." (Gospel of John 4:24)
THIS WEEK'S CONTEMPLATION
Ponder deeply all this week - day and night, hour followed by hour - that God is SPIRIT; Truth is SPIRIT; You and All are SPIRIT, therefore Infinite and Omnipresent in body, form, amount, nature, character, and condition.
Realize that it is YOUR INDIVIDUAL PONDERING, CONTEMPLATION, 'KEEPING YOUR MIND ON GOD' that is the 'taking root' of Truth in consciousness - the lesson of Jesus' Parable of the Sower.
No one - not even Jesus or Guatama - can do this for us. Only WE OURSELVES can do it for ourselves.
The deeper you ponder this truth; the deeper you explore it, 'work' it, 'chew' on it, and the more you allow the silence, after or interweaved with pondering, to be the SPACE in which and through which It sprouts forth, blossoms and becomes fruitage - becomes more CONSCIOUSLY KNOWN, REALIZED, FELT - the more those blossoms become tangible and visible as your experience of One Harmony omnipresent; one experience of good, 'inner' and 'outer', the truth of Oneness.
I am with you throughout, pondering with you, allowing the Light of My Silence to bathe you, support you, be the gentle balm of truth that surrounds you, protects you, and calls your consciousness to opening each and every hour.
With all My Love and Gratitude to you,Paul