I believe this to be the truth of who we really are, and where we really are. Its not taught to people this way because it would demand personal
responsibility be taken, and when one is out of the victim mentality, they stop looking for an external hero, and realize that their salvation is
their own to manifest.
And that leads to a lot of hurt egos in religious hierarchies when church numbers (and subsequently cash donations) drop, not to mention a lot of
souls free from the illusion of this reality, trapped no more, free to go home.
Before the physical plane came into existence, there was only what we would call now the spiritual realm. It was (and is) infinite and eternal, with
no beginning nor end. It was a place of substance, connection, and Truth. The Light of God was there, and we were in it, and of
At some point, Pride manifested, and the roots of evil began to grow. Pride and separation are inexorably linked, and being separated from the
spiritual plane, a new place was formed that we call the physical. It was and is the inverse of the spiritual; it is a place of insubstantiality,
disconnection, and illusion.
Im reminded of the core of Hell in Dantes Inferno; a very, very cold place, where the Light of God does not shine, and the souls there are frozen in
darkness. Our universe is a little different, of course. We have artificial lights that mimic the Light that was once everywhere; doting spots
throughout the universe, shedding a dim, doomed light, separated from one another by incredible distances.
But most of this plane is quite similar. Unless you are very close to a star, it is exceedingly dark in the universe, it is extraordinarily cold, and
no matter where you go, it is almost completely empty, with only the illusion of substance.
There is nothing really here intrinsic to this plane except Pride. It is hollow, with nothing underneath, and when we arrived, it was complete
darkness. What is seen now is a projection of the collective that occupies this nothingness. A projection that attempts to simulate what was lost so
long ago; substance, interconnection, Truth, in an attempt to remake what was, is, and ever will be, into something better and prove superiority, as
is Prides only desire to do. Essentially we are still in that complete darkness, with only the illusion, really the de
lusion, that we are in
Getting a little more "down to Earth" (but I promise not for long), it only takes a passing glance at the civilization we have manifested to see Pride
as the self-evident underlying root factor in all the innate evils of the world, and the evils that we inflict on one another as a matter of
Pride is the root system of the tree of evil. It is mostly below the surface, with Greed being a most visible massive trunk, with a myriad of branches
and leaves that can take nearly any form. But it all stems from Pride, and is all given existence through Pride.
Thats why it doesnt matter how many times, or how outstandingly you tear down a system of corruption. Tearing down a system of corruption is just like
cutting down a resilient tree that only needs its roots to survive. No matter how many times you cut down that tree of greed, corruption, oppression,
lies, deceit, treason, etc, as long as the roots still exist, it WILL
regrow, and manifest again, albeit in a different form than it did last
time. You need to remove the roots if ever those manifestations of Pride will cease coming into being.
No evil could be perpetrated if the fundamental assumption of "I am better than you" did not exist at that evils very core.
The tricky part is that core; the roots of Pride, reside in your Heart. If given fertile soil and water, the roots will remain alive, and begin to
regrow what was torn down.
This is reflected at all levels of humanity (and really in all of nature itself, as nature is really nothing but a black, empty mirror that casts back
the image we collectively project out to it). Throughout history, whenever a wicked society or civilization is risen up against, and
overthrown/destroyed, or broken away from... that wickedness never seems to stay gone, does it? The visible structure was removed, but then another
structure replaces it, gradually (or quickly) taking on its predecessors attributes as it grows again, in a new time, in a new place, in a new form.
Pride defines this vacuous reality at all levels, which should tell us something about the nature of Pride itself, and the fruits that it is able to
I could not think of a better manifestation of Hell than the one we have created for ourselves. An infinite void of perpetual and unending darkness,
with naught but our own madness casting shared hallucinations into the nothing. A self-imposed exile from the greater Light of God; the unending and
eternal fount of everything, from which all things come, even the idea of Pride and separation.
We are all Fallen Angels that at some point chose to embrace this idea of Pride. You simply cannot end up in Hell any other way, unless you willingly
cut yourself off from Heaven.
Every great spiritual teacher all give us the same key to Heaven, to use, or to cast aside at our own discretion. Everyone of them worth their salt is
telling us the same thing, in different ways: Pride is our anchor here, and it is up to us and us alone on an individual basis, to release that anchor
we grip so tightly, as if "hanging on for dear life".
Ironically, its "life" that is holding you in Hell.
And it is the gazing into the void outside yourself in "life" that is leading you to, aptly put, 'dead' ends; looking for your salvation inside
the emptiness of Hell; in corrupted books, in dead people, in alive people, in not-ever-real-people, in materialism, in technology, in ETs, etc.
The Kingdom of God is within you. You were born of The Light, and ARE The Light. Seeking that Light within is where youll find God, and is where youll
come to know yourself once again, and when you come to know yourself, you will come to know all others as well. Youll see we are all children of God,
and your Heart will no longer be fertile ground for the roots of Pride to grow into, and the next time Death calls to you, it will be not another
death, but your resurrection that will be at hand.
Even though we are the Fallen, it is not forever. Ultimate redemption is your destiny, and the doors to Heaven are never shut. Indeed, Heaven would
not be complete without you.
You are an Angel, after all.
edit on 9/27/2013 by CaticusMaximus because: grammar