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IN GOD'S IMAGE

Chapter 13

Is Your Life All You Want It To Be?

Mortimer J. Adler: He defines the Ideal of Truth as having a distinct line of demarcation between the sphere of truth (transcultural, global) and the sphere of taste (cultural attachments, temperamental inclinations). "Between these polar extremes, philosophical opinions and religious beliefs occupy a middle ground."

Mankind has always set up fundamental belief systems based upon things it cannot see or fully understand. Although variations on a theme exist between the Races, one universal concept is that each system is founded on faith--and it works. Sad to say, man-made images all too often get in the way and become gods for the sake of satisfying the senses.

Many search for the explanation of effects which unknowingly have become substitutes for actual causes Yet seeking answers to the former without recognition that WE ARE THE CAUSE infers that two-thirds of the three-fold process is not given its rightful share in the total scenario.

Examples of this dilemma are evident in modern society whether they are to be found in seeking solutions for abortion, crime, or sexuality. Is abortion the real problem or, stepping back, is the motivation that initiated the relationship between a man and a woman where the true cause lies? Would the media dare take a look at that?

Even newspaper reporters are not permitted to present their stories without properly considering the prerequisites of "who, what, when and where." Seeking answers to all three levels of Mankind's experience in the earth is the natural inclination of those created in the Image and Likeness of THE SPIRIT. Otherwise, our dreams fade like wisps of fairly tales that are self-perpetuated rather than in Companionship with THE SPIRIT.

Unless the process of seeking solutions includes the recognition of our relationship to THE SPIRIT and IT'S Creative Energy, the conclusions we reach become a stack of one effect upon another. Why is this potent process of stepping back being avoided? The pain of recognition as to the why and wherefore of our problems would be unbearable for IT IS YOU! IT IS I! IT IS US!

David Bohn describes the term "process" as "...what is, is the process of becoming itself, while all objects, events, entities, conditions, structions, etc. are forms that can be abstracted from this process." Therefore, the "Cause" is in the process of becoming a Creative Force that is motivated by either Spiritually or Finitely -oriented choices that set in motion viewpoints stemming from a Creator's recognition of THE SPIRIT or Itself as the source.

All six of the world's great religions have presented answers to man's dilemmas in accordance with the ability of a specific age to understand and act upon that revealed to them. Should we accept one of these concepts as valid, we tend to pattern our thinking along those lines without remaining open to other presentations. When we do this, we are following "in blind faith." More often than not, our first acquaintance with a concept of truth was given to us by our parents; however, wise parents will preface their theory by suggesting that eventually the child will quite possibly accept another point of view and should feel free to do so.

Each concept is the "Brainchild" of an initiator and has within it positive and negative components, depending upon the bias of its inventor. His or Her "truth" is valid but based upon individual understanding; those who receive it will be moved either positively or negatively but will eventually reissue it with one of their own.

When it comes to the question: "What is truth?" each man, woman and child stands upon choices made that are revealed by their actions. It can change "in the twinkling of an eye" for every day we change our minds about something. The current biases expressed by millions of individuals, and the world as a whole, are expressions of accepted truths which create separation rather than a sense of Oneness. According to Charlene Spretnak: "UNRELATED SEPARATENESS IS AN ILLUSION. INTERCONNECTEDNESS IF REALITY."

To think of yourself as the source of your abilities is indeed an illusion. Connectedness to The Whole is reality and, whether your motivations are Infinitely or Finitely oriented, you influence It with every thought you have. Accordingly to Manly P. Hall..."NO ONE CAN KNOW MORE THAN THEY ARE."

Superimposed upon the facade of one who claims to have the answer is the potential for merit or misdemeanor, depending solely upon one's degree of self-awareness. When a concept of truth is presented that is in harmony with THE SPIRIT, it will retain its "life," and go forward. If there are negative connotations within it, it will automatically become null and void by way of experiences of individual men and women. "The Truth" will reveal Itself even if it takes 26,000 years!

Thus does that Creative Energy we call God reveal the Character chosen by The Created Ones--it is either of THE SPIRIT, or of themselves as gods. Most religions claim that their God is a patient God, for obviously THE SPIRIT waits patiently for ITS children to "process" IT'S Character/Nature into their own.

The question of whether or not it's too late to solve the dilemma of modern-day society is often discussed via the media. This indicates an awareness that we have been creating "life styles" that have left us knee deep in muddy waters. How do we reverse the pattern of making choices whereby we create a world environment based upon sound (hearing The Word of God) principles via a relationship with The Creative Forces that influence our lives?

Now is the time to consider the true cause of our problems rather than dwelling upon the effects; without recognition of the former, we simply "invent" another effect and call it a solution! Such a process is the manner in which we play out our roles "as gods in the making." But remember, God doesn't do it..."It" happens as the result of our relationship to THE SPIRIT and use of ITS Creative Energy as the Source of our activities.

THE SPIRIT is "that which existed before there was anything made that was made." IT is the Character, Nature or Quality of life forms (the first of which was vibration and electrical energy), that were to come forth when IT "moved" and gave birth to that Creative Energy we call God.

The CE exists only in being true to Its constant awareness of THE SPIRIT whereby the former changes not, or thinks about what to do; i.e. "today I'll create a tree, an animal, a continent, or influence my children to do other than they choose to do." Such thoughts would imply that IT is capricious (could change its mind) rather than a steady, unchanging, constant energy source--an ultimate, supreme atomic stockpile which, when used, emanates from within ITSELF the Nature, or Character, of "all things created" as Images of THE SPIRIT.

THE ONLY 'CHANGE' THAT COMES ABOUT IS THE RESULT OF THAT WHICH MOTIVATES THE CREATIVE ACTIVITIES OF YOU AND I; THEY EITHER IMAGE OUR OWN NATURE OR THAT OF 'THE FATHER'. DID WE PRAY 'THY WILL BE DONE' BEFORE WE STARTED? THE ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF THIS PROCESS IS THE CREATION OF A BODY/SOUL WITHIN THE WOMB OF THAT CREATIVE ENERGY WE CALL WOMAN!

The pattern of the Oneness of THE SPIRIT and ITS CE is imaged within you and thereby is repeated via the relationship between yourself (as cause) and those things you create (effect)... "As in Heaven so on earth!"

The center of that field of Creative Energy is like a raging, pulsating, vibrating furnace that continues to exist as the result of ITS self-propelled energy that depends on no outside source or stimulus other than as a Reflection of the Nature/Character of THE SPIRIT vibrating with the ESSENCE OF PURE LOVE--or the Joy of Living/Being.

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 'IT' AND US IS THAT WE ARE NOT SELF-PROPELLED BUT RATHER IMPELLED TO BE CREATIVE VIA OUR RECOGNITION OF THE SOURCE OF OUR ABILITY TO DO SO PLUS THE GIFT OF FREE WILL/CHOICE WHEREBY OUR CREATIONS IMAGE THE SPIRIT OF THE FATHER OR ONLY OUR OWN.

Our world exists as it is because we have made it so! The crux of the matter is HOW DO WE UNDO IT?

LOVE--ACTION--PATIENCE

We experience the physical world because we made wrong choices. Yet much scientific philosophy would entice us to remain forever in it when such is not the Soul's purpose. However, our experiences enable us to reconsider and reprogram erroneous choices starting right where we are and, in so doing, our change of thought patterns become as steps leading back o our Spiritual Beingness as Souls made in the Image and Likeness of God.

Each "change of heart" within even one individual contributes to the possibility of someone else picking up on that vibrating energy and receiving it as food for thought worth chewing on.

Reprocess one mistake you made in a recent experience

You now have a new pattern to follow!









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