DIVINE THINKING AND PERSONAL REALITY
In metaphysics we are taught that the mind plays an important role in determining one's reality. The combination of all our belief structures, attitudes, expectations, hopes, feelings, and subconscious imprints build up the "reality" that we experience. This reality is substantially our mental perception and interpretation of the varying impressions that our senses accumulate, and this resultant reality differ from person to person. No two individuals perceive or interpret the world exactly alike, even-though there may be a consensus, a collective consciousness underlying everyday objective consciousness that forms a basic reality for individuals or entities vibrating at mutual wavelengths. This is sometimes called a "shared-dream." From the Cosmic point of view, everything is a dream, a play of the senses, a cosmic dance of the gods. Everything is illusory; however this is not to say that we are not affected by our "dreams" whether understood as the sleep-state or Maya-waking reality. Our dreams affect us in accord with the power that we bestow upon it. We empower our dreams to cause fear or love within us. The unlimited power is really within our beings and not existing externally. It exists here and now within ourselves, not in the past nor in the future but in the present moment. People and things have no power to inflict harm upon us except for the power that we give to them.
But to return to the principle of the personal reality that we create for ourselves, we may illustrate this by noting the differences in our interpretations of what we call "colour." A person may interpret energy vibrating and emanating from an object as "green," another individual may interpret it as "blue." Who is to say what is the actuality? Though many may agree a colour of an object to be green, for instance, does not imply that the perception of blue as invalid. Calling someone "colour-blind" is actually an expression of arrogance. We judge others by our own moral, intellectual, emotional, and physical standards. We consider this as the "norm." Just because someone's perception or understanding is different from ours is no reason for condemnation and destruction, so long as that person's understanding does no harm to any being.
Animals may also differ from humans in their perception of the world. They may see things in black and white or shades of gray. They perceive a different reality even-though triggered by the same spiritual substratum or actuality. What that "actuality" is can only be intellectually speculated upon. We have often been told by Spiritual Masters that Truth can only be experienced and not thought about. The actual state of all phenomena is what philosophers of all ages have been seeking, and this they designate as "Truth." We might express actuality as the Law of Energy; and reality, the various phenomena that we realize, as the Law of Perception and Sensation. Summarily, no one's personal reality ought to be considered as the Absolute Truth, since this is unstable, ever-changing, forever in formation.
It may be appropriate to explain this principle of actuality and reality much more explicitly: what we realize in our minds are our realizations, hence, our reality. What really exists out there beyond our objective, everyday consciousness and perception, is "actuality"-the actual state of things: a whole spectrum of energies vibrating at varying frequencies. Actuality is noumena, whereas realities are phenomena. The objective mind is often fooled by what it senses and perceives. A nervous disorder could cause a different form of sensation and perception compared to a nervous system functioning normally. A sensitized nervous system could also receive more impressions from the environment than those nervous systems dulled by negative energies and undeveloped neurons. The Central Nervous System (CNS) has a dual function: it carries impulses from sensors to the brain receptors. This is its afferent function. Its other function is to convey impulses from the brain to the effectors--to the muscles and such. This is the efferent function of the CNS. The CNS in one sense is a channel of knowledge for it presents to us the impressions with which we may know and realize our environment. On the other hand, it is also a channel of ignorance, for it blocks out certain vital impressions from us with which we could further understand Nature. Man, however, is built in such a manner that he may receive and be aware of impressions or energies emanating not only from the third dimension but of the higher dimensions as well. Aside from the Central Nervous System there is also the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems that have psychic functions as well as the known physical ones. Although these three nervous systems relate to the physical body, the etheric sheath also has these counterparts. In yoga these are called "nadi." In acupuncture these are referred to as the "meridian channels." These subtle channels are interrelated and interconnected with the three physical nervous systems mentioned above. The more we unfold, purify, and upgrade these subtle and gross channels, the more information we may acquire from the physical, psychic, and spiritual dimensions. This cannot help but alter our personal reality and the level of our consciousness.
But returning to the physical level in relationship to one's personal reality, consideration should also be given that the normal five senses are often tricked by external stimuli forming illusions in the consciousness. There are many examples of such; for instance, parallel railway tracks seem to join at the horizon. Another illusion is that which has fooled humanity for centuries, that the sun orbits around the earth. We know that Corpenicus revealed the opposite to be true.
Though the conscious mind with its senses are susceptible to deceptions, the subconscious mind is even more so. One striking feature is that it is unable to distinguish between dreams, fantasies, imaginations, hallucinations, and objective reality. To the subconscious mind, everything is real, no matter what arouses or stimulates it. A person dreaming of running will physically break out in sweat, just as he would if he were to run in a physical and objective sense. A person hypnotized into believing that his skin was "burnt" by a cigarette would physically form a blister, even-though the "burning" cigarette was really something else. A person fantasizing sexual thoughts would physically trigger the flow of bodily chemicals and hormones. Thus, a natural law is herein revealed that our mind may be made to believe and act upon the belief in accord with what we impress upon it. Pretending that one is inferior causes the subconscious mind to release the related energies in the form of chemicals and reduce the quality of radiations that would enforce and maintain that belief. For instance, feeling oneself inferior lowers the intensity of the aura, and hence, one's charisma. Believing in one's unworthiness disrupts the harmonious functioning of the body's immune system and lowers the body's vitality. Animals as well as some people are sensitive to the energies that we radiate through our aura and minds. As an illustration, if we do not have self-confidence we would radiate a weak magnetic aura and have a poor effect upon our environment. A prospective employer or client would consciously or subconsciously feel this un-charismatic radiation and would subsequently dismiss our application or proposal. Employers do not simply evaluate us by what we say, or the resume that we submit. They also evaluate us by what they "feel" about us. This, of course, applies to many other situations.
The actual state of phenomena is devoid of anything that our senses interpret as light, sound, odor, taste, and feeling. This is graphically illustrated in psychological studies that states that in the event of a tree-fall in a forest without anyone present, no sound exist for the reason that there is no one to hear it. Sounds only exist when the mind translates vibrations emanating from a source into meaningful impressions. The same goes with the other senses. If we are not in the forest to perceive the tree, the tree would not exist. Its actual state is simply energy vibrating at a certain rate. Our realizations may be considered "Maya" or cosmic illusions, for they do not reflect the actual state of things. They are impermanent, forever in a state of becoming, or a state of change; whereas the actuality that arouses perception may be considered as Truth, as we mentioned before. It is the awareness, knowing and understanding of this Truth that will liberate us from mortality, from the world of relativity and duality, and the world of illusions that bind us to a never-ending cycle of reincarnation. Falsehoods make a karmic-generator out of man. It is by transcending the dualistic mind that judges between realities and arbitrary standards, between the many opposites such as "good" and "evil," "strong" and "weak," etc., that will set us on the path of "Divine Thinking," and aid us in attaining the state of godhood, or to be a citizen in the Kingdom of God. Heaven is a matter of awareness and vibration, so is hell.
Mystics call the actual state of things "the Void" or "Emptiness." This is made known to them not through the ordinary channels of perception, not through the external senses, but through a certain faculty in the microcosm that transcends the mind. This condition of being aware through inner knowing may be called "apperception." It is the direct awareness of things that are, of what Is--the apperception of the Truth stripped away from its many illusory appearances. Hindu philosophy calls such appearances "Maya." It is the play of the mind, a cosmic dance of the gods.
One person's mortal reality is not superior to another. However, each reality gives us certain experiences that we dualistically interpret as "good" and "bad"; "earthly" and "spiritual;" "beneficial" and "non-beneficial," etc. We usually interpret our experiences from a pessimistic or optimistic point of view. This is often called "negative" and "positive" thinking. This dualistic mode of thinking creates our various concepts of ourselves, our world-view, and subsequently our reality--the things that we experience in our daily life. If we find ourselves in psychological pain and suffering, in most cases it simply takes a "change of mind," a change in our attitude and thinking to transmute the condition that we find ourselves in. St. Paul calls this the "renewing of your mind."
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans:12:2)
The above is a Divine-thinking precept. We should transcend positive/negative thinking (be not conformed to this world), but exercise Divine-thinking (the renewing of your mind).
El Morya, one of the Lords of the Planetary Hierarchy of the Spiritual Government serving Terra, once said that it is the sense of struggle that causes the struggle. This principle also applies to suffering and pain. A sense of suffering and pain causes suffering and pain. It is as simple as that. And yet sufferings are not easily eliminated for the one reason that people believe they have to suffer because they lack self-esteem and self-worth. Indulgence in self-depreciatory states and conditions are caused by a displacement in the psyche, by misidentifying one's Self. People tend to punish themselves for unjustified reasons. For instance, we believe that we did something wrong and so we must pay the price, and in this we judge and inflict pain upon ourselves. Love is not present in this. No one is in a position to judge us, not even ourselves; and our very Real Self will not do so, for it is the embodiment of Love. Remember the words of Jesus, "He who has not sin may cast the first stone." Those in the position to judge us will not, for they are one with God and express all the divine attributes such as God-Love, God-Mercy, God-Grace, and God-Goodness. Once again we emphasize, God does not judge us, the false ego does.
The act of transcending the sensations of suffering, pain and struggle in order to free ourselves from mortal living is not quite the same as positive thinking. Positive thinking would simply strive to see a bright side to one's experiences but not to transcend it altogether. Positive thinking does not impel us to strive for a higher evolutionary level in the way that Divine thinking would. It in fact prolongs a mortal way of behavior.
We are often told that a positive outlook of things is beneficial to our lives--and so it is. Compared to a negative frame of mind, it is much wiser to see the positive side in all experiences. However, maintaining a positive point of view is not at all that easy. The positive and negative poles are part of the dualistic system of reality, and as such it swings from one to the other. It follows the Law of the Pendulum. Thinking dualistically actually limits our being, our divine potential and expression. It locks us up in a prison of mortality. It perpetuates mortal concepts of our True Self and conditions our poor understanding and interaction with Life. Dualistic thinking is synonymous with mortal thinking, and so long as we think like a mortal we will never begin to express our divinity, our godhood. We are often reminded in Holy Scriptures that we are gods, why is it then that we do not express this? Why do we express ourselves as beasts or even lower than them, or be complacent with our human state which is actually transitional? We often think it impossible or blasphemous to be humanly perfect, to be a god and divine--by such a belief we cease to unfold ourselves, we lock ourselves in a cage of misguided thought, freeze our hearts of our humanity and express our inhumane folly.
Divine thinking on the other hand, cause one to understand that every phenomenon and experience as illusory. It helps us to center ourselves in our divinity with its blissful and joyful nature. Divine thinking helps us to untie ourselves from things that are unreal--from Maya, glamour and illusions. The Master Jesus once said that we should be in this world but not of it; or in other words, to be renunciants. This is again a Divine thinking precept.
Our mortal concepts should be transmuted into immortal notions and realties. Only then do we prove our kinship to God. This is an alchemical procedure that requires careful tending. The exoteric goal of alchemy is the transmutation of base metals into gold. Gold is the symbol of perfection, of beauty, light and all that is good. Making the physical form beautiful and youthful through external techniques such as cosmetics and implants without first considering the improvement of the character and personality is a deviation from the Spiritual Path. People are being daily misled by the Dark forces in their search for happiness and a meaningful life. They consult those that pretend to know and offer answers to their problems and yet what they get do not fulfill their spiritual needs although their physical wants and desires of the lower self may be catered to; however, this is short lived and has no lasting value. The desires of man are often counterproductive to his ultimate good and stalls his evolutionary journey; it checks his spiritual unfoldment. Lower desires should be replaced by the desires of the Higher Self. Desires should be transmuted into aspirations. There is power in desire but it has to be appropriated correctly for spiritual, selfless and sacred concerns. Instead of beautifying oneself through artificial methods, one should maintain divine thought, this would have a rejuvenating effect upon our psychology and physiology making us youthful and beautiful.
The manifestation of true perfection occurs first within--within one's realization and awareness, and then without in one's lower nature as it gradually reflects the perfection of one's Real Being. Perfection consequently shines without for the glory of God to be seen. Man does not need to wait for the Christ to physically appear again or seek Christ in earthly places. As soon as man is pure and as soon as man is aware of his true Self, Christ would manifest physically within him. Man shall be as the gods. This is the fruit of the Tree of Life that the tender of the Garden of Eden was so anxious that man should not eat prematurely, otherwise mortal imperfections would have been immortalized.
To be an Immortal we must think like one. Immortal concepts should replace mortal notions, beliefs and falsehoods. How do we think like an Immortal? How do we think divinely? There are many principles involved. If we were to pattern our lives after the great spiritual avatars that have appeared from time to time on the physical stage of Terra, we would make leaps and bounds in our spiritual journey back to our Source. Our spiritual being would unfold like the blossoming of a rose. Avatars such as Krishna, Jesus, Gautama, Quetzacoatl, and many others were fine exemplars of spirituality and of the mystic life. They showed us the way to immortality. The Master Jesus said, "I AM the Way." In this he meant that we should emulate him, that we should raise ourselves up to his level of consciousness, to his level of Divine thinking, of understanding, of living, of expressing all that is virtuous and beautiful in the soul--all that expresses one's innate godhood. In this decree of his, the expression "I AM" also refers to the God-Self within us with its perfect blueprint that we should strive to outpicture in the world of form. True Christians are not those who worship the "son of man" called "Jesus," they are the ones that manifest their personal Christhood. Only when we vibrate at the level of Christ do we become true Christians. Here we use the term "Christ" to refer to the divine aspect of man and not to the historical Jesus. True Christians are not followers or worshippers of any person, but an active channel for the Divine forces, the Christic energies of Love, Life and Light. Many men have been Christians even-though externally they formally embraced other religions or none at all.
However, let us get down to the essentials of learning how to think divinely like a god, and be aware of the divine spark of God that we should recognize and acknowledge at every waking moment. Buddhist call this the "divine pride of being a Buddha." Immortal or Divine thinking consists of understanding and living certain principles. All of our habitual thoughts, attitudes and feelings should be based upon the precept of Divine thinking if we are to progress spiritually. Below we present just some of these vital points and principles that we should incorporate in our Divine thinking "way of life" :
We often identify ourselves with our physical body, with our emotions, and with our mind. These three principles represent our personality. We are often led to believe that the personality is the Self, whereas it is simply a persona, a mask that the Soul wears that it may function in the lower dimensions. The personality is mortal and subject to change. It is not the permanent part of our being. Should we identify with the personality we assume the characteristics of mortality with its sense of limitation and lack. In the long run we lose our true sense of identity. We feel that our identity is somehow displaced and know no longer what we are. By this false identification we block the entry of spiritual forces into the lower aspect of our microcosmic being. We also close our consciousness from higher perception and awareness. By knowing, being aware, and identifying ourselves with our Reality, we liberate ourselves from a sense of separation from God--which is spiritually impossible. We are God's expression; God is our essence. By essentially knowing our true Self, we come to realize God; we come to realize the infinite creative potentials that lie within our divinity. Please note, however, that what we mean by "true Self" is far different from the usual understanding of the term. It is not the hidden desires and characteristics that lie within the subconscious mind, nor is it what most artists normally refer to as their true self when they express themselves on canvas. The True Self is not the subconscious mind, nor the conscious mind alone. It is the Divine Spark's Cosmic Consciousness or God's Divine Awareness of Its inherent Existence and Bliss within the microcosm at a lower level, and in the macrocosm at a higher level. Always identify yourself with the God-Spark within you. Essentially, all of God's attributes are to be found within you as well.
When we begin to know and understand the laws of our inherent existence we should begin to align ourselves and cooperate with Cosmic forces. We come to realize that the many beliefs and attitudes that govern our mundane existence are false and have no universal basis in truth. We learn that life is eternal and that our divine essence is immortal. By understanding Cosmic laws we would eventually come to understand our Self and the many roles that it plays in the world of form; we would also be able to differentiate between the Real and the unreal; that which is True and that which is False. We would grasp how and why our divinity should be expressed and manifested on the physical plane. Aside from this it will eventually dawn upon us that we are really one with God, one of God, and one as God; and that separation is simply an illusion. If God is everywhere present, he is also present within us. More accurately, everything is an expression of the Source of Life, and this includes us.
Most of us live without a sense of purpose in life. To most people it is unknown that all human beings have a mission in life. The Divine Mind has a Plan for humanity, a Plan for Planet Earth and the Solar System. This Plan is related to the divine and eternal aspect of man. The more we understand this Divine Plan, the more we are impelled to assist in its manifestation and fulfillment. All of our thinking will be aligned with the Will of God. Every one is sojourning on this physical plane for the purpose of fulfilling his or her mission and manifesting the Divine Plan of God upon Earth. When we think in terms of this Plan we invoke the aid of higher forces and live in accord with God's Will. The "mortal will" should be set aside to channel the Divine Will. Our will would be to express God's Will as God's desire is to express our divine desire. By being cognizant and attentive of Cosmic Order and the Plan we begin to live in terms of selflessness, service, sacrifice and the elimination of egoistic qualities for the good of all. Knowing the Plan of God expands our consciousness and helps us to see beyond mortal vision.
Our mortal sense of duality makes us assume a defensive-offensive attitude. We attack others due to a sense of separation and fear. We should begin to realize that there is only One Substance, One Power, One Mind, One Self in the Omniverse, and this One Progenitor manifests as the varied and manifold structures of energies that we perceive. Relatively speaking, the many phenomena and things that we cognize are all illusions. They are all expressions of the One. By knowing that every form is illusory and are merely appearances, that behind all realities is Energy, the One Universal Substratum that we call God, the Void, Universal Essence, etc, we will eventually begin to think, act and behave accordingly--according to Truth. We would know that to hurt another we would simply be hurting ourselves, that what we give out eventually returns to us. Always regard another as yourself, as a divine presence of God. The precept "Do unto others as you would others do unto you," is related to this principle.
To think divinely we should always keep in mind that nothing occurs without a purpose, that there are no accidents, or coincidences; that everything is based upon Cosmic law. Even-though consciously we may not know why things occur as they do, realize that everything will eventually have effects beneficial to soul-growth. The person who thinks divinely will never be overwhelmed with sufferings and sorrows for he or she knows the divine purpose of life through the constant attunement with the Divine Self.
Immortality need not be searched frantically for in dark places, for it is already a reality in the light of our Divine Presence. Death is not the end, nor is it a beginning. We conquer death by realizing its non-existence, its illusory nature. A Master once said that "that which is Real cannot be threatened, that which is false does not exist." The Self that we are is beyond hurt, pain, suffering, and sorrow. It is immortal and divine. When we are submerged in a "gloom and doom" attitude it signifies that we are identifying ourselves with all that is unreal in us. The Self, or its threefold nature--existence, consciousness and bliss, cannot be extinguished. By continuously thinking from this level, by maintaining our consciousness on this plane of thought--that our essential being, our Self is immortal--we strengthen the influence of our highest aspect upon the lowest vehicles of our microcosmic being.
There is much that physical three-dimensional existence has to offer in terms of experience. There are things that cannot be experienced in the higher worlds that may be extracted from the material world. Evolution proceeds at a quicker pace when a life-stream is exposed to physical existence. In the spiritual planes the soul is hardly ever confronted with problems. Without challenges the soul does not evolve. Because of the density of matter, its resistance to the probing of the spiritual aspects of man, the physical world is an apt place for soul-unfoldment. Living in this three-dimensional plane unfolds the divine attributes and potentials within us such as courage, perseverance, patience, will-power, etc. It is for this reason that all our experiences, whether positive or negative, are beneficial to soul growth. They offer nourishment to our Higher Self. Therefore, in accord with this, we enforce the power of our divine thinking by extracting all that life has to offer and not indulging in any form of escapism or suicide. Perceive life from the point of view of the Self and not the personality. The personality simply wishes comfort, instant development, self-aggrandizement, and egoic power. The Self, or Soul is indifferent to external circumstances and experiences; it would regard everything and every experience as of value; its only wish is to acquire wisdom and extract spiritual nutriment from its earthly sojourn.
As mentioned above, Master Jesus once told us to be in this world but not of it. As divine immortals we should not be tied to that which is false and illusory. When we pass through transition, when we shed off this mortal form, we do not take along anything with us that is false, so why should we be overly attached to them? Attachment causes pain and suffering. It makes us forget our Source and our true Identity. Attachment also causes false identification; it displaces the Self from its throne and causes many other egoic qualities to emerge. Attachment lowers one's soul-frequency to the level of the physical octave. It attracts particles of darkness to adhere and cohere in our lower microcosmic structure. In such a state it is difficult for spiritual liberation and the ascension to take place. The antidote to attachment is simply detachment which in Sanskrit is called "Vairagya." Why should we be attached to things that are impermanent in nature? Earthly possessions and conditions are transient. Things get lost, they get stolen, they spoil, etc. Knowing that nothing is perennial we should not get upset if their cycle of existence come to an end, even prematurely. In terms of relationships, non-attachment entails loving others unconditionally and impersonally, not caring whether our love is returned, or expecting any reward. We would simply desire the happiness of others even-though their happiness may not be sought in our own kisses and embraces. Our every thought, word, and action should be prompted out of unconditional and impersonal love. Non-attachment to things of this Earth help us maintain tranquility, calmness, and a clear rational mind. It paves the way for the expression of our Higher Self.
Dark and Negative forces do not desire the transformation of humanity into divinity, or man into god, they strive in various ways to hinder spiritual and evolutionary growth. Their most powerful weapons are thoughts and ideas, utilized for the control and manipulation of people's minds. They fill our minds with errors disguised as truth, and with dogmatic theologies represented with false spiritual façades. By subtle means the Dark ones would lure us away from our divinity into a lower expression. If we do not control our own conscious and subconscious minds, they will do so for us and lead us from the Real into the unreal, from Truth into falseness, from Light into darkness. We are easily mislead by authority figures falsely acting as emissaries of the Spirit. The bicameral or subconscious mind is easily controlled through feelings of fear, guilt and sin. As a disciple on the Path of Spirit it is necessary to think for oneself and to listen to the silent voice of the Soul reverberating within where one's immortality and divinity are proclaimed, where only perfection is affirmed. When we constantly listen to the voice of God within and not to the chaotic voices without we would progress quickly into the Kingdom of Light. Divine power lies within us that evil ones may not override unless through folly and ignorance we give-up what we have that they may control us and turn us into their helpless minions.
Life in this three-dimensional existence has made us forget many spiritual truths. One of these truths is that life is not confined to physical existence nor to this particular planet alone. God is Life, and since God is omnipresent, so life is to be found in every part of the omniverse--in every dimension, and in every celestial body. We may presume sentient life to be dependent upon certain conditions--upon certain chemicals, gases, the correct temperature, atmospheric pressure, and gravitational forces, etc. However, the life-force always finds a way of manifesting itself no matter what the conditions of the environmental surroundings or substances available as building blocks for the form. Immortals do not think in terms of limitation, confinement, or constraint. Everything in essence are infinite and perennial. Though Science and Religion may teach of a "beginning," Immortals are aware that any birth of activity in the universe is simply a commencement of a new cycle of manifestation. If we were to believe that life exists solely upon Earth and upon the physical plane, we would imprison our consciousness and prevent it from expanding and embracing Cosmic Consciousness. The mortal mind is incapable of apprehending infinities; the immortal mind, however, grasps the picture in an intuitive manner. Regarding that life is omnipresent and eternal releases the power of the Higher Self within us.
The Self is fearless. It knows itself to be beyond pain, hurt, and sorrow. That which fears is the elemental life or intelligence of the physical body. The mortal part of man, the persona of the Self, is in a constant state of tension and stress. It fears the loss of many things, but its main fear is the loss of its self-existence. Since the persona or the lower part of man is actually devoid of any soul or Self, this fear is unwarranted. Unless we identify ourselves with the eternal Self, this condition of fear of the persona or "lower self" will create psychological aberrations within us and influence our thoughts, feelings and behavior in a detrimental manner.
It is a delusion to judge appearances and that which has no real existence. In a spiritual sense, personal judgements comes from false reasoning; it is an expression of the false ego. All judgements are an expression of the dualistic mind that considers itself separate from the rest of the world, from Nature, from God. The Real Self does not judge, however it does discriminate or discern that which is Real and that which is unreal, that which is True and that which is false, that which is Absolute and that which is relative. Judgement and fear prolongs a mortal mentality as it blocks out the entry of spiritual forces and light into our system. They lower one's personal frequency and ossifies the mind. An Immortal filled with Love, Mercy and an Enlightened Mind, no longer expresses any fear or judgment. By casting out fear and the arrogantly passing of judgments upon our fellow beings we mentally prepare ourselves for the ascension and the realization of the state of immortality. The Master Jesus once said that by judging others we would in turn be judged. In one sense this could mean that we may possibly assume the condition that we pass judgement on. It is always best to see the Good in others, the God within them.
Man is a reflection of God, a microcosm of the macrocosm. All forces and powers of the greater universe lies within the lesser universe of Man. Every phenomena of Nature has its correspondence in the microcosmic being. Since God is boundless, infinite, and eternal, and knows no limitation, the essential Man, created in God's image is likewise unlimited. Man possesses all divine potentialities and possibilities; to think otherwise is to put a false constraint upon Man's spiritual evolutionary growth. Immortals do not think in terms of limitation and lack. They only know abundance and infinities. Time and space are realities in human consciousness but not actualities in the Divine Mind. They are in fact illusions--expressions of Maya. Immortals have transcended human consciousness and are one with the Divine Mind. Time and space are no longer hurdles to them. The first rule of overcoming time and space is the realization that they are false conceptions of the mortal mind and may be transcended by identifying with the Consciousness of God within Man. Thinking divinely implies thinking like God.
The higher one goes on the scale of evolution and the greater one becomes in spirituality, the more simple, child-like, and humorous one becomes. Immortals do not take themselves seriously, they know that every effort has its worth. Although the higher spiritual, and Cosmic beings are sweet and simple as compared to the psychological complexities of man, when it comes to the direction of planetary affairs of evolution, their wisdom and intelligence are far beyond the degree reached by humanity. Being simple and humorous eliminates many egoic qualities and raises one's consciousness to a higher spiritual plane. Seeing the humor in one's mistakes, expressions, and failures re-conditions and re-programs the conscious and subconscious minds with patterns of thought expressive of one's divine state of being.
While the dualistic mind sees imperfection everywhere, the Divine Mind only knows and visualizes perfection, beauty, purity, and goodness. Whatever we see, visualize and believe we maintain our focus and attention upon it. If we continuously look for imperfection we maintain its illusory existence in our consciousness. Energy follows thought. By thinking in terms of imperfection we eventually manifest that state or condition in the world of form. Conversely, if we were to visualize perfection we would be manifesting and out-picturing the divine archetypes that God has formulated in the celestial worlds upon the earthly plane. This is the manifestation of Heaven on Earth. Divine thinking entails manifesting one's immortal state, not simply in a spiritual, psychological manner, but in a physical fashion as well. By constantly visualizing, and believing in one's immortality we would eventually display it.
Thinking divinely like an Immortal entails expressing the various virtues of Love, such as tolerance, kindness, benevolence, mercy, goodness, and purity. Our relationship with others, with Nature and with God should be motivated by the force of unconditional and impersonal Love. Think, speak, and relate to others with love. The power of the spoken word is expressed through the power of the Heart. Love is divine, and by expressing love we reveal and expose our divinity--the glory of God for all to see. Love, Life and Light transmutes our physical being at cellular and atomic levels. They transform and transfigure our being into a radiant vessel of Christ ("Nur Muhammad").
What are the benefits of divine thinking? Summarily, divine thinking unfolds
the divine potentials lying latent or dormant within us. It contributes to
the expansion of one's consciousness and the transmutation of one's lower
mortal expression into a higher divine manifestation. Divine thinking liberates
us from the wheel of rebirth and the transcendence of the realms of relativity.
Physical immortality is a spiritual potential and divine thinking is a prime
requisite in creating this possibility. Divine thinking raises us up to the
level of the gods, it increase the rate of our personal vibrations or frequency
to the energy-levels of the Adepts and Masters. Our personal evolution is
accelerated as a result of thinking like an Immortal or a god. Human imperfection
can only be surmounted by expressing the divine perfection within us. The
first step that leads to this is Divine thinking.
Serapis Bey: "Men cannot build immortal bodies out of mortal substance. They cannot build out of mortal thoughts immortal ideas. They cannot build out of mortal feelings divine feelings that enfold the world and create the great Pyramid of Life."
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