Friday, 19 October 2012

Nothing new under the sun

Ecc 1:2 Nothing makes sense! Everything is nonsense. I have seen it all-- nothing makes sense!

Ecc 1:3 What is there to show for all of our hard work here on this earth?

Ecc 1:4 People come, and people go, but still the world never changes.

Ecc 1:5 The sun comes up, the sun goes down; it hurries right back to where it started from.

Ecc 1:6 The wind blows south, the wind blows north; round and round it blows over and over again.

Ecc 1:7 All rivers empty into the sea, but it never spills over; one by one the rivers return to their source.

Ecc 1:8 All of life is far more boring than words could ever say. Our eyes and our ears are never satisfied with what we see and hear.

Ecc 1:9 Everything that happens has happened before; nothing is new, nothing under the sun.

I pondered this portion of the Bible for many many years. Surely we as humans were here to explore this world and experience all that this reality has to offer? We are here to learn lessons. We are here to discover our purpose, our true origins. What then did Solomon know that made him write this?

In modern day Christianity people are heavily conditioned by their belief systems that we are humans. We are taught we have a soul and a spirit. We live one life in which we can accept a gift of Salvation offered by Jesus who died on a cross for our sins. By accepting this gift we are given Eternal Life. We then go to Heaven after we die.

How do we know that this is true? We are taught never to question these belief systems. We cannot find out for ourselves whether there is any truth to this teaching.

I found out a few years ago that the teachings of Jesus and the teachings of the church differed vastly. Jesus studied and taught the Tree of Life, wherein we learn there are many dimensions or realms. We enter these realms through the kingdom, the physical plane. Each realm is a dimension which has an Archangel ruling over it, and an order of angels. We needed to learn how to gain access into these realms. The Tree of Life sacred Mystery teachings tell us we are Divine Souls. We are here in this dense plane to have a human experience. But now we are trapped.

God is the All that is who wanted to experience Himself/Herself. As God came down through the realms the One became the Many. God split himself up into a multitude of Souls, which are referred to as Divine Sparks. We all have this Divine Spark within us. But we are covered with layers and layers of Ego. When we passed from the formless realms of Binah, Chokmah, Chesed and Geburah into the realms of Form and Substance in Netzach, Hod and Yesod, we became trapped by our fascination for form. In the realm of Matter, here on earth we see the ultimate expression of form and substance at molecular level. We as Divine Souls come here to express ourselves in these dense molecular life forms of human bodies. When we die we simply transfer our consciousness back to the next higher plane, which is Yesod. This is also where the Astral Plane is. Yesod means Foundation. This is the realm that provides the foundation of all that is held in the form of matter on the dense realm of Malkuth.

We are all Divine Souls expressing ourselves in this dense realm. In the Astral realms we do not face the issues we face here in the dense realms. We have no sickness, we do not deal with death of a physical body. The suffering we experience here is limited to this realm. We seem to be satisfied with a carefree existence on the Astral Plane after we die. But by not moving back up on the realms of the Tree of life, and not returning to the realms of pure consciousness, we allow ourselves to remain trapped on the Astral Plane, and thus trapped in a cycle of reincarnation. We return to this world over and over again over vast periods of time where we experience suffering, pain and death. We are trapped in this cycle because of our addiction to and fascination with Form in these realms. And it becomes all meaningless, a chasing after the Wind.

I once knew someone who bought himself a new car every 2 years. I myself drive a good car, which I maintain properly. I intend driving this car for as long as I can. When I asked this person why he feels the need to buy a new car every 2 years, he simply said he got bored with the old car.

I also know of children who are like that. They are driven by an insatiable hunger for new experiences. Every time we enter a supermarket we see them standing at the Toy section. Recently we saw a little 4 year old boy in a Supermarket screaming and shouting because he wanted a new toy car. His mother tried her best to take the toy away from him. She told him that he had lots of cars like this already. He was not satisfied with the loads of toys he already had on his stockpile. New toys lose their new flavour and novelty within minutes and gets thrown on a pile of toys that became out of season. Such children are driven with a desire for something new, something satisfying, yet every experience in this realm they could possibly have will never satisfy them. Every new toy becomes meaningless quickly.

This is the realm which is the furthest away from the Source, the All that Is. We live our lives with an insatiable hunger for something new, something fresh and satisfying. We never find it. Our true purpose is to find our Divine Spark within, to experience our Divine Self, the God-Spark within, and return to the realms of existence which are without form and substance. And this is when I understood what Solomon meant. There is nothing new that can satisfy us under the sun. All the new toys, all the new cars, all the new places, friends and energies we can find in this realm will never satisfy that hunger. All our efforts to satisfy this craving for new toys, cars and experiences are meaningless, a chasing after the wind. It can only be satisfied when we become silent and begin to turn inward to our Divine Soul and experience the Divine Essence of God within. For this we need to leave the dense realms of form and substance.

The scientists have it all wrong when they talk about the evolution of the species of Homo Sapiens. Homo Sapiens is the molecular form we chose to experience this realm in. The only thing that is ever evolving is Consciousness. When we learn to exist as pure Energy and Consciousness without the need for Form and Physicality, we would have truly evolved. We will not have to suffer in the ways we do now.

So how do we do this? Is this then possible? The answer is YES. We are fully capable as Divine Souls to break free from the entrapment of Form and Substance. We can let go of our attachment to Matter, Form and substance and break free from the Karmic Cycles of reincarnation.

I am currently learning the practice of leaving my Body to explore the Astral Planes and beyond. This is a pretty straight forward skill which anyone can learn. This allows you to develop the ability to explore the Higher Realms/Heavens beyond our physical senses. Here we can go and see for ourselves what life is like after death. Many renowned authors on this subject, such as William Buhlman, has travelled there often and explained the techniques he uses to do this. Anyone who puts his Mind to it can achieve this in 3-5 weeks. If they can do it so can we. We don’t have to wait until we die to wonder where we go after death. We can choose to explore those realms now, and when we take responsibility for our own Spiritual Development, we can break free from the cycles of reincarnation and suffering.

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