If you find that you love God, you are separate from God. If you find God loving you, you are separate. It is when you find you are the Beloved that you become the path. You become the Light, the Truth and the Way. There is no separation; there is only the Beloved.
When a Soul is stirred to awaken, to move on into its greater awareness, the paradoxes of life are placed before it to see if, in the expression of this part of God’s kingdom, it can indeed express Godliness. And because this physical level is a composite of all levels (physical, imaginative,
emotional, mental, and unconscious), we can clear things faster from this level than from any other level below the Soul. So the Soul brings together the elements necessary to create a physical embodiment. The Soul can do this; the Soul, being divine, can do anything it wishes to do. It embodies onto this physical realm because it knows it can reveal itself faster from here than from any other level.
The Soul is a powerful creator. It brings forward those things for which the consciousness asks, whether in this lifetime or in another lifetime. Yet that which you have asked for often cannot
be given to you here on this physical level. So you must wait until you reach the other levels to get it. If you have asked for things of a physical nature and leave this body before getting them, you may go to the astral realm, the realm closest to the physical, and get that which you asked for. And when you get it there, it can become greatly disturbing to your astral body. So you seek the purification from that. This purification is traditionally called “hell” or “purgatory,” which isn’t a negative process. It’s the purification. It’s getting rid of the last entanglements of the physical level.
God, in His perfect consciousness, has placed out certain patterns that each individualized
consciousness, each Soul, must fulfill. And all humans will fulfill the patterns in their own timing. There are more rapid ways and less rapid ways. If, indeed, you can be taught, the Soul will awaken itself on the physical level and dissolve all karmic bondage. Then you will be aware of Soul on this level and on all other levels. At that moment, you become what we call the “living free.” There will not be one thing you can do that will not be perfect in the sight of God — not one thing. And you won’t do anything that would not be in balance with who you are and where you are. Other people may look at you or your actions and condemn you, but what does that matter. They’re condemning everybody — not just you. When I hear somebody saying something negative about me, I just look at them, knowing that if they are talking about me, they’re talking about everyone. Why should I have concern because they’ve singled out me? Their gossip will come back to them to be worked out at another time because that is the law.
It’s nice to recognize that the Soul holds itself responsible for all its actions and creations. The consciousness may try to “get away with something” or may try to fool itself and lull itself into patterns of unawareness, but the Soul says, “These things I am. These are things for which I am responsible. These things I will fulfill right down to the last farthing.” The Soul fulfills all things within itself.
The Soul, the essence of God within, is responsible. Ultimately, it is the author of all your actions. So pass the authorship to where it belongs. Jesus said, “Of myself I can do nothing. The Father within does all things.” The Father is the God within or the Soul or whatever term you care to use. Often we call it the Light. Jesus said that he was the Light and the Truth and the Way. Buddha said that he was the Light of Asia. The Light that springs eternally is the Light of which we are speaking. It is the pure energy of Spirit.
When the Soul leaves the physical realm and starts upward, it becomes very easy to drop the imagination, very easy to drop the emotions and very easy to drop the mind. But when you get to the etheric level (the unconscious), you may look into the unconscious and see it reflect back to you the glories of the earth. Then you may enter into an identification with that glory and reincarnate. One way to break through the realm of the unconscious into Soul is to be working with one who has the keys, the knowledge and the ability to show you the illusion of the unconscious and the way through it into Soul.
When you get up very high from the earth, it looks like a paradise, a garden of Eden. I think one of the astronauts said this when he was quite high above the earth. When you get up high in your consciousness and look back, you may say, “Wow, that’s paradise!” and impel yourself back again. There are a lot of reasons why the Soul keeps coming back. In a way, it is a paradise here, but it is not as yet in the higher realms of Light and love. You can live here in the physical body and reside in heaven by being aware of both levels simultaneously. How do you do that? You get enough experience of this level; you develop a knowing of what this level is. Then you stop doing this, and you automatically start doing that.
To know consciously of the other side, you must shut your mouth to this side. You must not be the teacher. You must be the student. When you explain something to someone, don’t feel that they have to understand it, that they have to get it. That’s cramming it down their throats, and no one is going to swallow that. You present a point of view to them and let them look at it. If they don’t move on it, perhaps it wasn’t for them. Perhaps they’ve already moved on it in another dimension. Perhaps they are yet to experience that moving. Noninterference is so very important. It is so important to allow each consciousness, each Soul, the freedom to evolve into its own awareness in its own timing.
Before Mahatma Gandhi was released from the physical body, he knew very well that his assassination was coming. A detective said, “Let me protect you; let me go with you.” Mahatma
Gandhi asked what else he would bring with him. He said, “My gun.” Gandhi said, “Don’t come with your gun; leave your gun.” The detective said, “I can’t do that. I couldn’t protect you without my gun.” Gandhi said, “Then it isn’t you who protects me; it’s your gun.” Force does not work. But as we just stand beside another person and support them with our love and Light, that helps. Gandhi was not going to let anybody interfere with the order of things, lest someone be shot in his name. Within his consciousness he would much rather be murdered than be the murderer. Gandhi was a great Soul and knew his Soul in consciousness.
The same awareness of Soul is ours for the taking, but we must do it. We must manifest the
same teachings that have been taught all along. Love is. It is non-interfering. It is supporting.
It’s that which says, “Look, I may not understand everything going on, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it, just because I don’t understand it.” Love is, “I don’t know the words and the vocabulary seems strange to me, but that doesn’t mean it’s not valid and can’t be worked.” The first time I heard the dialect of an African country, I said, I certainly don’t know what is being said, but the people who are communicating do.” And sometimes you’ll hear people talking about physics or computer sciences and say, “I can’t understand a word they say, but they know.” Those who are doing it understand. Maybe you don’t need to understand computer programming. Maybe you need to understand yourself. And when you do this, you find out what it’s like to walk with the Beloved. God bestows grace upon every Soul because God bestows grace upon Itself. And through that grace, God is saying, “Everything is all right. ”