If we look around us today in this world, we see a growing tendency towards selfishness and individualism that is the result of our collective belief in Darwin’s survival of the fittest strategy that has become the synonym for capitalism. Lack of morality and loss of spirituality has driven religions towards conservatism. Muslim fanatics have even chosen the path of terrorism as a righteous way to subject the non-believers. Social differences in the world have increased as a result of our greed, the rich simply got richer and the poor got poorer. Humanity seems more apart than ever before.
Christians around the world believe that Christ will return one day to Earth, as he has promised, to restore the power and glory of God. There are many today who believe that the Second Coming is at hand. Before his return, true Christians will be taken during the ‘rapture’ where Jesus will rescue the believers from the Armageddon and take them to Heaven. The rest of us sinners will be left behind and have to await Judgment Day. Also Muslim fundamentalists feel the Armageddon will be here soon.
The belief in the wrath of God has driven both religions into a blind belief in their own righteousness. George Bush, President of United States of America, has turned into a Christian fundamentalist after his faith saved him from the booze and is now on a heroic crusade to eradicate all evil in this world. His mission is to establish a new world order. He has simply divided the world in two sections, a good one and a bad one, separated by his ‘axis of evil’! He’s fighting his own holy war, his own Jihad with the blessing of God to kill the bad guys. God bless America! The bad guys are Bin Laden and his Islamic followers who are fighting the very same holy war with the very same intention, blessing and consent of their God. Both camps claim that God’s wrath is on their side. How ironic!
The polarizations between clashing religions in the political arena has led to the same ‘us and them’ polarization throughout all layers in our society. People have become scared and it is this fear that has rendered George Bush a second term.
At the same time away from the masses a new awareness is awakening in humanity, the realisation that there is only Oneness in the universe. We are all children of the One universal consciousness! This awareness seems to come in the right time and in the right place. We are spiritually deprived of a universal wisdom! All the polarizations in this world stem from our failure to see the unity that connects us all. The cause of our polarizations is our judgmental nature to distinguish between good and bad. Judgment is the instrument used by the ego to sustain its belief in an individual self! When I pass my judgment upon you, I’m actually expressing that I’m different from you, that I’m better and would never do that. Judgment is therefore separation in action!
Humanity is in a dire need of a spiritual wisdom that unites instead of separates since separation is the basis for all conflicts. Without it I feel there is no hope for humanity as we are perfectly able to destroy ourselves! Many have resorted to politics and feel that all problems require a political answer. Do not be fooled, for politics is judgment with a capital J. It will never unite.
Science has become a substitute for Western religion. We fixate our worldviews mainly on what science is telling us. The time is here and now that science itself is undergoing a revolution and is leading us into a new direction, a convergence with Eastern spirituality! Science is discovering that the ultimate reality of the universe is Oneness. It is also telling us now that our human consciousness has a real affect on our outer physical reality and that we are not passers-by in an objective reality but that we are active co-creators of it! It makes us co-creators with God! We have the power to shape our own destiny both individually and collectively! What we believe will ultimately be our reality!
These revelations from science put Jesus’ words and the Bible in a whole new perspective. The gospels were deliberately restricted and changed into dogmas at the council of Nicea in 325 AD to establish the power of the Catholic Church. As the recovered 13 ancient Nag Hammadi codices found in Egypt in 1945 reveal, the Gospels of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip and the Gospel of Truth for instance were deliberately left out of our version of the Bible. Why, because they simply revealed too much esoteric knowledge! At the same time we were deprived of the ancient scientific knowledge that can be traced back to the Egyptians and had its roots in the Atlantean culture.
But let us now reread the same words in the Bible where Jesus speaks of His and humanity’s Oneness with the Father:
John 17: 22 -23 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Or to say it with the words of Neil Donald Walsh, author of the series of books ‘Conversations with God’:
“One of the most serious misconceptions is the idea that God is unreachable, that God is separated from us. This separating way of thinking has alienated us from God’s creation and from ourselves’. It has led to a separating economy, a separating politics, a separating sociology and a separating religion. My message is that we are all one, that there is no separation between us and God, between us and live, or between us and each other.”
Esoteric teachings have always told us that what we see outside of us is a mirror of our own beliefs and convictions. If we believe the world is hard, bad and ugly and that we need to fight and compete in order to survive than that conviction will be reflected in our daily experience of life. However if we believe that the world is peaceful and that we will meet only friendly people on our path, we will radiate this belief and attract loving and friendly people on our way! Christians have another way of saying it ‘what you reap is what you sow’.
Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever
a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
We’ve come to a point in our evolution where we can start to understand the significance of these words in the Bible in a whole new perspective.
I have come to believe that humanity has a great potential that is now being unleashed in an awakening that is taking place globally. Humanity’s collective consciousness is rising to its true Divine potential. The distortions that Ra is talking about have to do with our own misconceptions, our strong beliefs and convictions that we are just poor frail sinning individuals who are passively subjected to a dangerous outside world, that we have no control over. These distortions have led us into fear and despair.
In his book the ‘The Isaiah effect’, Greg Braden explains a new mode of prayer that he derived from the Dead Sea scrolls found in the Qumram valley, especially the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He learned that the Essenes, who are the people of the lineage of both Isaiah and Jesus, tried to teach something about prayer that is new. Isaiah writes in his scrolls that we should not ask God anything in a prayer; instead we should believe and act as if the prayer had already been fulfilled! Greg Braden continues to explain that we should have a strong believe and intensely visualize, feel see and hear with as much of our senses as possible the outcome of what we are asking for in our prayer. The trick is to believe that our prayers have already been fulfilled and never doubt it afterwards. That is when we start to live our true Divine powers.
In his book Greg Braden compares the wisdom of the Essenes with modern day quantum science and concludes that the Essenes’ wisdom is not based on some ancient pagan belief but can be substantiated by quantum science.
The same message of Isaiah comes from Jesus as he tells us that we have failed to ask in the right way:
John 16:23-24 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Most people who pray send out a request to God and hope that it will be answered instead of knowing their own powers and knowing who they really are! The trick is not to ask and wait until it is given, but to know that it is given even before you have asked! You are in control as you are One with the Creator!
Jesus told us that his powers to perform miracles are not His alone but will awaken in all of us:
John 14:12 He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Could it be that the Second Coming of Christ is not about the physical return of the historical person Jesus of Nazareth but about the awakening of Christ consciousness in all of us, a global awakening?
There are new spiritual teachings on Earth that were passed on to us in the last two decades that I believe try to explain exactly the same matters that Jesus tried to teach humanity but have been misconstrued by our religions. After 2000 years Jesus’ his message is brought to us in a new perspective that today is much easier to accept than it was 2000 years ago. We now have a scientific framework that allows us to understand these words without crucifying the messenger!
The book, ‘A Course in Miracles’ was channelled to Dr. Helen Schucman in 1975 through an inner voice. According to Schucman, the inner voice revealed itself as the historical Jesus of Nazareth. There have been millions of copies sold of this teaching in many languages around the world already. This teaching is non-dualistic and tells us that God and man are One. It stresses the importance of forgiveness and teaches that sin and judgment are tricks used by the ego to sustain the belief in separation. ‘A Course in Miracles’ teaches that Jesus did not die on the cross to pay for our sins but that his crucifixion was really to show us that we crucify ourselves and that resurrection is available to all of us. In summary, ‘A Course in Miracles’ is not a new religion, it is an individualised course aimed at changing the belief system such that all the false beliefs in a separate ego, the tendency to judgment and the strong belief in sin are undone.
Around the same time another teaching was channelled called the ‘Law of Attraction’ by Esther Hicks who channelled a source called ‘Abraham’. The ‘Law of Attraction’ is becoming popular in the United States and is a used by a number of personal development trainers. Most of them are presumably former NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) trainers and teachers who claim that they have modelled the strategies and success factors of those who are successful in life. They now use the ‘Law of Attraction’ to tell us that everything in our universe is fundamentally a vibration from the physical to the mental domain. Our own thoughts and emotions are vibrations too and will attract like vibrations. In other words, we create our own reality and receive exactly what we believe to be true. It is a vicious circle since what we believe is true keeps getting back at us. This acts as a confirmation that only reinforces our current belief. Given a negative attitude, people tend to cling on to repetitive patterns that are only hurting them more and more. If we want to break free from the repetitive behaviour that is hurting us, we should not put our focus on what we don’t want, but instead put our focus on what we do want!
New gurus of the power of the human mind teach businessman today to do business in a completely new way. They tell them to release themselves from the archaic old burden of Darwinism, the belief that business is all about competition and the survival of the fittest. Instead businessmen are taught to put their positive intention, focus and awareness on their goals and watch how magic will happen, for the universe will deliver abundant opportunities for those who have asked in the right way!
We live in a very special time, a time of great changes. It is as if we live in a time capsule that is rapidly unfolding in this special epoch in human history. There is an avalanche of knowledge available since the dawning of the Internet that is speeding up our development tremendously. When viewed in retrospect it seems no coincidence that we had to develop to a technological and scientific awareness before a new spiritual awareness could be birthed. Many sources claim that humanity has received help from the spiritual dimensions and from extraterrestrials to come to a point that we would be mature enough to make a quantum leap in consciousness. In this respect we have received the channelled works of the ‘Law of One’, of Seth, ‘the Law of Attraction’, and ‘A Course in Miracles’. Another aid has been the crop circles. By studying our past, many pieces of the puzzle seem to fit now and it seems that the ancients left us clues about the importance of the galactic alignment of 2012. The ancient 2012 prophecies of the Mayas, the prophecies of the Incas, the Hopi Indians, Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Jesus and many others predicted that a global shift in consciousness would occur around this time on Earth after a time of tribulation. Dr. Smelyakov and Terence McKenna have given us clues that our evolution occurred in fractal repetitions following the Golden Mean ratio. Time itself is supposed to spiral into an end point that corresponds with the 2012 Mayan predictions. Could it be that our evolution is indeed pulled from the future instead of being pushed from the past like chaos theory suggests and that the fractal attractor of our evolution coincides with the winter solstice galactic alignment of 2012 and the end time of the Mayan Long Count calendar?
If there is ever to be a shift in global consciousness to occur on this planet as has been prophesised, I believe the time is here and now!
The Maya made it clear that before the shift in consciousness would occur, the Earth would suffer many major catastrophes. These catastrophes will act as the catalysts that will trigger the consciousness shift. In times of troubles, people forget their differences and come together and unite. Globalisation has turned the world into one big village such that we can no longer neglect what is happening in remote parts of the world, the news will be broadcast around the world within minutes. The problem with globalisation is that local economies now depend heavily on the world economy; disturbances anywhere in the world have the potential to affect our local economies. China’s economic development is posing a real threat to employment in all Western countries. Nations by themselves can no longer solve the environmental problems they are facing. The war on terrorism cannot be won unless we recognise the root of the problem, our false ‘us and them’ reasoning, the false belief that we are on the ‘right’ side of the axis of evil. All of these developments including the natural catastrophes such as the Asian tsunami and the floods of New Orleans will force humanity to unite and act as one.
We will have to let go of our false Darwinian belief in separatism and ‘survival of the fittest’. If we don’t recognise the inter-connectedness in the seemingly unrelated events in the world and recognise the Oneness in all things, there will be none of us left fit enough to survive the challenges the world will be facing in the near future.
This book is my attempt to share many of the marvellous things scientists have discovered which underscore our Oneness. You may either marvel or have fallen into a complete disbelief about the subject. To me personally I’ve become very hopeful about a new future for humanity. I’ve always felt and believed that the world we live in could not be God’s will. I finally came to understand that His and our will are not disjointed. We have the possibility and the power within us to shape a bright new future for our children, a time of peace and understanding, a true Heaven on Earth.
Since the majority is unaware of the pending changes, the prophecies of the past when they come to pass, may hit us by surprise just like it has been prophesised!
Matthew 24: 37-39 Jesus: For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days which were before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
Maybe this book took you by surprise?
If it did, I want you to consider this:
All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed
Second, it is violently opposed
Third, it is accepted as self-evident!
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)