Sunday, August 24, 2014

Esoterics and Isometrics

The esoteric thinker usually is concerned with mystery or sacred knowledge. They are as many esoteric groups as any other. Many secret societies have esoteric views. They may believe they are in possession of some mystery or sacred wisdom. They should not sell this however as mystery, for wisdom is insight not mystery. Good will is for everyone not just a select society nor do I believe in oaths. To me anything that is pure or good should not be hidden.

I personally have been tempted by esoteric beliefs after all who is not enticed by mystery. It was until  Jiddu Krishnamurti explained cause and effect in thought and becoming. Jiddu believes in the oneness of thinking not in sectarianism or separation for survival or security. Stability must be thought in terms of all of humanity. Though he may have gotten some benefit from Theosophy , he chose to disband the Star of the East occult sect because to him it was more important to unite all of humanity than to start another division. He continued to teach observation and independence in thinking being labeled a mystic. It seems we are labeled mystic when we do not subscribe to intermediaries , angel or spirit guides. What happened to Jiddu is he was enlightened and could no longer bring himself to occultist views. In my own findings he is right we are all just a part of the greater. The ego mind will dispute this and hold a separatist view. We are actually connected in many ways and that is the evolved man. Religiosity , politics and separatism is not the answer. We have to find common sense , before we can live freely.

So in essence seeking of wisdom for the Theosophist is virtuous as in any religious order. I would not be so caught up in mystery - as I believe sincerely that wisdom has nothing to do with hidden mystery. Wisdom is insight not mystery. Unfortunately many Mystics are are thought to possess some magic or sacred knowledge or occultism. My experience has been the opposite it is simply clarity and has nothing to do with secrecy.

I do also believe there is a benefit from organizing which promotes charitable contribution to society in that respect. We see that Catholic charities and Lutheran social services do a lot of good works as do many of the Islamic or Jewish organization. Most religious organizations do good works - that is not in question. They also have been known to be the cause of major disputes in humanity leading to war and refugees. We can argue either way for or against religion.

There are those that would pose a mystery to hold us in mastery to control the masses. They have become clever , and posed a lie. The truth is there is no mystery nothing is hidden all is in view with eyes open we can understand it. Strength of perception and observation is key to finding the truth so avoid mysterious rituals and mysterious beliefs. We have been open to the subliminal suggestions of those that would lead us to ancient ignorance, the clues are not in the past - the future holds the key. The masters of illusion will paint a dismal picture of the future saying we must hold onto old beliefs even if they are proven wrong. If new light is shown on a subject and a clearer picture comes to view it is more defined. As time go on it may become even more defined.

 We can prune our thoughts to things we can easily understand like stretching a muscle we can also eventually through practice reach a higher consciousness. I will call this isometric realization. A gradual growth through time we do not need to know everything all at once let knowledge settle in with patience understanding will come.

Isometrics is freedom it is motion not stagnant. Like living water flowing in truth. Untangle the cords and let your mind flow in a positive more future direction. Let go of the past exercise your isometric freedom. The truth will set you free - there is no mystery only time and space with patience will eventually reveal all truth. Jesus said 'he who believes in me out of his belly will flow living water'. Living water is in motion - Isometric. The Lord was not caught up in ancient religion or mystery.  Often found himself trying to simplify ancient text by giving a parable.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Lost and Found

I was reading the writings of some very famous gurus that stated the only purpose in life is to find God. This may seem to be a religious statement more than a spiritual one. There have been those that dwell in the occult - in mystery and sometimes just religiosity. I do not believe God is lost or there is such a thing as a mystery. God is everywhere in creation and in the Spirit - we should not spend our lifetime looking for a lost God, we are in essence the lost. Omnipresent means everywhere not in a cave or a mountaintop . We need to find ourselves and change our attitude toward life and each other.

Our only commandment is to love one another - we are told. It is impossible to find God , God is not lost. We can experience God  more or less that is the choice. Are we going to hide from God ? Some may also think this is possible. Maybe if they hide under the covers or keep inside their homes. Go to a monastery or cabin in the woods. Whether in a crowd or a desert God is there. Only the experience is missing. Some find the experience through reading , some through nature or friendships. Some find the experience through meditation or simple prayer. Some experience in the quiet or others may hear a beautiful song or dance.

I was lost and now am found. We can lose the experience when the cares of life can take away our desire for communion. It is not about finding God , it is about communion , about experience. Imagine being at the dinner table and everyone is talking enjoying the wonderful fruit and drink. Similar to the Lords supper where all the disciples gathered for a last meal. Jesus said do this often in remembrance of me. He was talking about communion - experiencing each others company, and in his presence. Where two or more are gathered in my name , I am among them. This is talking about the Spirit of communion. You will find God in the communion and throughout the experiences of life.

Peace ,


Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Temple

The temple of the jews during the time of 40 years of wandering is divided into (3) parts. These parts are the main entrance where common people came to pray. The holy place where the priests mostly dwelled. The last place was the holy of holies where only the high priest was allowed.

The holy of holies high priest wore bells and had a rope tied to his ankles. It was said the ark of the covenant was located there and perhaps the rod and staff of Moses. It was carried throughout the desert carefully as to not disturb the contents. If the priest bell stopped ringing it was assumed he has performed the rituals improperly or lost favor with the most high. He would be pulled out of the holy of holies. More sacrifices would be required in the holy place and another high priest would be elected. This all sound mysterious especially the ark which was a physical object - where did it come from, what was the rod of Moses (sounds like magic) , what about the manna enclosed in the container inside the ark.

We find when we are in prayer we can sometimes hear the tingling almost like the bells of the high priest. These vibrations will sometime last for moments , hours or even days. The mind itself is a temple guarded by angels it contains power represented by the rod, nourishment represented by the manna and has a left and right side. Do we have to travel to Jerusalem to get a visage of the temple. It may be interesting for historic purpose to make the journey. It is however the mind that is the true temple for enlightenment.

We can go into Jewish history and discover how Moses went to Mount Sinai and received the commandments directly from God , how he descended only to find the tribes worshipping Ba'al. Then Moses destroyed the tablets and eventually the tribes of Judah repented and the Canaanites converted to the religion of Moses becoming Jews.

One of the great claims of Jesus was that his body was the temple and later the apostle Paul stated this that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.

So we are given a body to hold a temple of the Holy Spirit. This goes far beyond the temples built by men of mortar and material. Jesus and the early apostles taught the body contained the kingdom of God - it was within you. Yes- the holy land is historic and sometimes peaceful however this inner peace, this indwelling of the Holy spirit by far is more important.



Thursday, August 14, 2014


A woman has fainted - it is said she has lost consciousness. No breath, no heartbeat - no life. She is resuscitated brought back to life by breath , by pumping on her heart by a will to live - life. It is said she was just brought back to consciousness.

What really is consciousness ? If you  could understand consciousness it would help to know who you are and that is a good beginning. The wise men of the Hawaiian culture were called  the kahuna. I spent years in the islands of Hawaii and the pacific learning a little of what was an amazing cache of knowledge. Similar to many experiences in life you can learn from other cultures knowledge that is considered sacred. The very word sacred is magical because if misspelled will be scared. When we enter into higher levels of consciousness we overcome fears. These fears sometimes take on actual form and by understanding this in the view of the sacred they are overcome.

We have (3) levels of consciousness as it was understood by the kahunas , the subconscious was the lower level where spiritual beginnings take place. It is subliminal often effected by suggestion and even hypnosis. You are not weak by being open to suggestion or made powerful by being the hypnotist. The brain is open to suggestions because it is how we learn. Socrates who said I know I know nothing, this most famous saying from the greatest philosophical mind of all time realized he must leave the door to his subconscious open to continue harvesting knowledge.
In Christianity we are born again in effect given life - like the women in the first paragraph through the subconscious. We are given a suggestion - we begin to believe , the belief takes form. It is subliminal and like a seed once explained to be like a mustard seed one of the tiniest. In the beginning was the Word , the Word was with God and the Word was God. A word is all it takes to create a thought , a single thought in the subliminal mind becomes faith. Faith is a seed, it is also a leap into the spiritual kingdom , the kingdom of God within you.

Then there is the middle consciousness - here is where angels live. This is the where the intermediary spirits dwell. In the Japanese culture it is where the reiki spirits live. The middle path is often spoken of in buddhism. Many are content to live in the middle consciousness it is perfectly acceptable. To the spiritualist it is a safe place. Some will master this area of the consciousness after all it is above the subliminal . They seek out the intermediaries , guardian angels , spiritual guides and it can be a magical world to some. They may hear voices in the subconscious - they may feel the presence of the intermediaries. Sometime the intermediary could be an actual person, a priest a guru or a teacher. Often they are mediums in the spirit world weaned to master this area of the consciousness. The middle consciousness is so powerful it can create its own religion or belief system.It is a safe haven for more than 80% of the worlds religions and those that practice psychological sciences. Beware of hitch hikers in the middle consciousness  they can point you in the wrong direction.

We can spend thousands of volumes of books just dedicated to what is the middle consciousness. They are the most popular safe from fear the scared and sacred become in view. By recognizing fears we can begin to overcome them. This is also a world that expands to our dreams often the masters and prophets will take you beyond the subliminal it is a place of travel. We still rely on intermediaries as the next level of conscious few will ever reach - the Super conscious.

We can reach the higher level of conscious through an intermediary - in the Hindu culture it is customary to have a guru. In Christianity Jesus is the mediator between God and man. In Buddhism - a Buddha is the mediator. We do not actually see Jesus or Buddha it is simply teachings and principles that we are left to follow. Often known as the Way , the mediator is the light to the Way.
Then we have the transcendentalist , the mystics  and those that have left form. Often these are poets or writers in the 1920's there was a great transcendental movement. In the Sikh world there was a progression of gurus and finally guru Nanak the final guru. In the Hindu world gurus will always be integral to reaching the super conscious , there was a movement in the 20th century call TM (transcendental meditation ) that through a simplified rhythm  of thought brought one into an elevated state of consciousness. No religious dogma , no books, no belief system  just a mantra to get the to higher consciousness. What to do when you leave this blissful state of elation. You can become depressed when reality sets in or irritated. You may even become angry when you find others cannot understand this transcended state. You learn patience , you learn to love those around you - you learn to understand the other levels of consciousness are just steps and safety zones. If someone is in their zone it is OK. Learn to be loving not judgmental  many mediums or gurus can take themselves to this level. Some have learned the place of the mind which is outside reality. They may even leave their physical body at least in thought to be with the super conscious.

In my experience it very much the pure land the Buddhist speak of though they will say the middle path is sufficient often will take time for the pure land . To me it is the beauty of the mind, remembering as a christian to let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus who thought it not robbery to live in a parallel universe with God. Now it may not be written in exactly that way- it is my experience.
What we find is our soul becomes one with God , we are a part of the Greater. Each part contains the code that makes up the whole. Jesus said I am the light of the world, he also said We are the light of the world. I often return back to a verse or a book and learn something new.

So where do we dwell , what level of consciousness. Many will make the mistake  of thinking they have become enlightened and there is no other place to go. Tell that to Socrates who said I know , I know nothing - this may sound like an act of humility actual Socrates was only saying keep the subliminal conscious or door open. Continue to learn and question everything. To the Buddha the middle consciousness was followed yet keep the pure land near. To Jesus and many Sikhs oneness with God was essential to try to maintain a continuous presence. They do not use intermediaries the final guru is the Word , to the Sikh the word of Nanak.

Whether you have a spirit guide or guardian angel, whether you are content as Socrates to keep an open door to all knowledge, whether you have been enlightened. All levels of consciousness are life. As in the beginning so it shall be in the end - Life. Celebrate Life - you are counted , you are wonderful. Lets not judge others - lets transcend to a better understanding. We can learn from other cultures whether the kahunas of Hawaii or Seneca , the Greek philosopher , the parish priest or the guru. We should understand consciousness is life. Breath , heart beats when I go into a temple or church my mind is not centered on the gossip or the clothing - I hear each heartbeat.

Peace and Life.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Matters of the Heart

We often think of the heart as the center of life, it pumps blood throughout the body miraculously. This blood carries vital healing cells to all parts of the body. These cells are like miniature factories that can regenerate at an astounding rate.

More than just an organ we see the heart as a symbol of love. Our lives are measured by the first to the last beat of the heart.

What are the matters of the heart ? Whatever is dear and near, whatever you treasure in life. In the buddhist version it is a complete commitment to others, to Christ it was sacrificial love toward humanity, to the Sikh finding the oneness of God in others and yourself always aware of divine presence. To the hindu the compassion, forgiveness the manifestation of love. What do they all have in common love toward others. I was once told that kindness was a fault. That I would never get ahead in life. Perhaps success is not measured in material gathering. Happiness is when all matters of the heart are settled.

In the words of the Lord - it is finished.

Peace and Love,


Monday, August 11, 2014

Matters of the Mind

We often hear the phrase mind over matter. Actually the realm of the mind was not destined to control matter. In fact all matter will eventually disappear  or corrode into nothing. Matter will change into another form of energy as it is melted , burned or simply ages. We are then left with an amazing truth what is really important are matters of the mind.

The mind that has conquered fear , the mind that can find such heavenly peace that it is called the pure land. So what are matters of the mind versus matters of the heart. The heart full of passion and compassion. The mind has attitude not altitude - it has the ability to be both humble and steadfast. It has the ability to take a leap of faith and use imagination. Imagination that is creative and can see the future. Imagination that is finely developed through devotion or meditation. It takes practice  to develop the mind like any athlete or leader. The genesis of the mind is grounded in wisdom.

What if you had all the riches the world could offer and your mind was mud. It has happened many kings have been vexed over simple belief. They lost confidence or made a terrible decision as you will discover the higher you are toward the throne - the more wisdom you will need to just hold on. That is why a man/woman  with great wisdom and is humble cannot be conquered. Having an unconquerable mind means it must be guarded. Guarded by a thousand angels the mind that has found Christ. The heavenly vibrations that are beyond explanation. Rejoice in the mind , rejoice in the heart and rejoice in life.

Peace and Joy,