Ultimate Fulfillment 11

by Christopher Lovejoy on June 22, 2014

In my most recent post, I entertained the notion that “I am God” as a presumptive belief, as an exploratory device to approach and express the ultimate in realization of personal fulfillment …

… while (quietly) keeping a healthy sense of humor about it.

Viewing the world through cosmic eyes (assuming God consciousness) has a unique and fascinating precedent in the accounts of those who have undergone Life Reviews during a near-death experience.

You might say that souls who undergo a Cosmic Life Review get a Taste of God, but does assuming such a lofty stance as “I am God” have any practical significance for living life on earth?

The celebrated playwright, Anton Chekov, made it quite clear what he thought of knowledge in relation to practice when he said, and I quote, “knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.”

I recognize the intrinsic value of knowledge, of knowing something for its own sake (you never know when it might come in handy), but I also appreciate the distinction between knowledge and knowing.

Many things in this world can be known and understood through the heart (when you follow the heart), through the hands (when you use the hands), and through the senses (when you exercise the senses to encounter and experience the world directly) that cannot possibly be conveyed as knowledge. Knowing about something (mere knowledge, which is static in nature, even if it’s applied) doesn’t come anywhere close to being the same as knowing that something is the case (knowing through Being).

If I believe (presumptively, powerfully) that “I am God”, then omniscience must include absolutely, positively and negatively, the sum total of all knowledge and knowing through past, present, and future.

If the Life Review is showing us that everything in this universe is being recorded, who is to say we cannot tap it at will with sacred intent, with loving appreciation, from the silence of our own souls?

Souls who have undergone Life Reviews after death with the support of one or more Light Beings report instantaneous omnivisual flashbacks from an omniscient point of view of all events in thought, feeling, desire, choice, and action in a single lifetime for them personally and for those they affected, favorably and adversely. In my view, this stunning occurrence is nothing less than a Taste of God.

The Life Review is a cosmic yardstick for gauging the quality and vitality of earthly conduct. The fact that many such souls have felt a sense of being judged (primarily from themselves for having fallen short in their conduct) indicates they have yet to be fully justified, purified, and/or sanctified.

In the NDE literature, one account has a soul being guided to visit no less than three Cities of Light in quick succession, each one containing objects and inhabitants more splendid and glorious than the next. Perhaps these Cities of Light are reserved for those who have mastered justification, purification, and/or sanctification, respectively. Such mastery is more a matter of “being and knowing through realization” than a matter of “having knowledge and beliefs through acquisition”.

The first kind of mastery is rooted in the heart and soul.

The first kind of mastery (the mastery of immanence) comes from allowing oneself to be embraced wholly and whole-heartedly by the sacred dimension of life and includes a realized embodiment of such essentials of happiness as being true to who you are, having a reverence for life, connecting with loved ones meaningfully and/or intimately, and genuinely helping, guiding, or serving others.

This kind of mastery reflects a blessed descent into immanence, from believing to knowing to being.

The second kind of mastery (the mastery of transcendence) honors the divine dimension of life and includes such activities as pursuing a lucrative career, acquiring a wide range of notable assets, making lots of money, cultivating and maintaining an image that others can respect and/or admire, and becoming elevated in status, wealth, power, and influence for the sake of being popular.

This kind of mastery reflects a glorified ascent of transcendence, from being to knowing to believing.

Where younger (more attractive, more accomplished) souls are attracted to a path of transcendence, older (wiser, more seasoned, more mature) souls surrender themselves to a descent into immanence.

‘Younger’ and ‘older’ are terms of relativity that pertain to the human heart, as in “young at heart”. The human condition – in all of its apparent and actual misery, absurdity, and insanity – is much harder on those who seek a glorified path of transcendence, which is why a strong, youthful vitality is required to follow this path and which is why older souls eventually surrender to a blessed descent into immanence.

My preference, given where I am at this time in my life, is to welcome the embrace of immanence (a sense of the sacred) while paying due respect to the glory of transcendence (a sense of the divine).

I’ve learned the appreciate the one while respecting the other.

With this context in mind, I’d like to explore three of the deepest, darkest fears of being spiritual in human form and do so in light of (1) the basic Huna principle of Ike (“the world is what you think it is”), and (2) the presumptive belief that “I am God”, with an emphasis on aligning the heart of my soul with a vibe of peaceful, loving, trusting, caring, sharing, forgiving acceptance.

The first principle of Ike is best viewed and understood in light of the other six Huna principles, but it has a potent ally in the seventh principle of Pono (“effectively good is the measure of truth”). To know what is personally effective depends on framing personal objectives in positive, constructive terms.

Let’s get practical for a moment and address the three deepest fears of being spiritual in human form, using them to formulate three objectives that serve to realize the ultimate in personal fulfillment.

How many times in your life have you been told not to talk about sex, politics, and religion?

The reason why this is so might be as simple as this: each of these taboo subjects has an underlying existential fear that runs deep, much deeper than most souls can handle comfortably. Of course, there is a social aspect as well: not everyone is inclined to argue their personal and privileged points of view on what constitutes good sex, good governance, and a good death.

I have two reasons for broaching these fears: (1) they correlate unusually well with birth, life, and death, which is my current study; and (2) they dovetail nicely with being justified, purified, and/or sanctified.

What follows is a brief outline, a mere hint of things to come.

For ease of reference, here are the three deep, dark fears:

  1. a fear of letting go during sexual orgasm (the sexual fear)
  2. a fear of losing control, of losing one’s mind (the political fear)
  3. a fear of dying in pain, in anguish, in misery (the religious fear)

A profound betrayal of Being lies behind each of these fears.

How difficult can it Be to permit yourself to enjoy an orgasm fully with a loving, trusting, forgiving partner? How difficult can it Be to surrender completely while having such a heavenly experience?

How difficult can it Be to maintain reasonable control of your conduct, regardless of circumstance? How difficult can it Be to be mindful of what you think and how you feel, especially when things get difficult?

How difficult can it Be to approach death with an attitude of friendly curiosity? How difficult can it Be to maintain presence of mind and heart when it comes time to make a smooth, peaceful transition?

If the apparent state of this world is anything to go by, the answer is plain: very.

Too many souls on this planet are deeply and deathly afraid of Being alone with themselves, of really and truly Being, sitting, standing, and walking comfortably and blissfully alone with the Void within, of Being able to look at how truly separated everyone has become as a result of not Being able to cope with the prospect of Being excluded or abandoned should they exercise their free will to Be who they truly are.

Here, I’m not talking about the void of despair that occurs during a dark night of the soul (although, even here, this void has much to teach us); I’m talking about the blessed Void of pregnant stillness and radiant emptiness that lies within and that serves as a gateway to being guided through the sacred and divine dimensions of life on this incredibly beautiful blue ball known as planet earth.

As a result, too many souls distract themselves constantly, living on the surface of life with some material ideal of the future, suppressing the unease they feel, pretending that things are better than they are.

With no incentive to explore the purpose of life and realize the meaning of death, souls whose lives are blinkered by a superficial series of affairs produce a rather boring documentary for planet earth.

If the world is what you think it is, why not shape it in ways and by means that please you with loving, caring sex; that bless you with loving, caring support; that delight you with loving, caring significance?

What need have you to justify yourself when you’ve positioned yourself to always feel pleased with loving, caring sex that goes beyond mere sensation and a preoccupation with performance?

What need have you to purify yourself when you’ve positioned yourself to always feel blessed with loving, caring support that you yourself have brought about through your own intentions?

What need have you to sanctify yourself when you’ve positioned yourself to always feel delighted with loving, caring significance that reflects and expresses a profoundly deep trust in yourself?

True, the question is begged: “how do I position myself consistently in such favorable ways, how do I maintain such positioning, and how do I incorporate the (apparent) imperfections that go along with it?”

In all of my studies, in all of my experience in this world, here is what I’ve learned: if the mystery of death is divined through loving and caring, then a mastery of life is designed through loving and willing.

No new content has been added to the outline below.

 

TUiPF *

 

a message for our times: “be true, be wise, be free; love is the key”

 

Context

 

(Setting the context)

 

The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic,
is that the world is made of words, and if you know the words that the world is made of,
you can make of it whatever you wish ~ Terence McKenna

consider this truth: “there is no truth”: true or false? if true, then false; if false, then true

words are powerful, as and when they are spoken in the light of truth, love, and wisdom

 

Basis

 

(A cosmic perspective)

Previous study: the cosmic life review (learn more)

Current study: a cosmic perspective on birth, life, and death

View this page to explore the basic issues

 

Essence

 

The ethical imperative: guard guide your eyes, guard guide your thoughts, guard guide your steps

What the cosmic life review indicates we do in the earthly realm: (1) sanctify; (2) purify; (3) justify

Does “what does it take to be fulfilled?” = “what does it take to be sanctified, purified, justified?”?

 

Ideals

 

Proposal: our prime directive as a species is finding the balance

  • finding the balance between soul (being) and spirit (becoming)
  • finding the balance between being perfectly full and becoming perfectly filled
  • finding the balance between living soulfully (truly, deeply) and living spiritually (wisely, freely)

 

Integration

 

(A context for living life to the fullest)

proposal to universalize human need:

need 1: “a safe place to eat and sleep”
need 2: “a way to satisfy all my needs”
need 3: “someone to love and cherish”
need 4: “a healthy, vital outlook on life”

a vital distinction to observe in daily life:
satisfaction of need v. fulfillment of desire

the body is but a vessel for soul,
serving to contain all that the soul needs;
the body is but a vehicle for spirit,
serving to convey all that the spirit desires;

how might body serve to contain and convey
both soul and spirit as vessel and vehicle?

 

Application

 

(A practice for living life to the fullest)

 

exploring …

the ways and means by which I can be centred in love
the ways and means by which I can follow (or manifest!) a path with heart
the ways and means by which I can be love truly and wisely

if the first pointer serves to expose the truth of who and what I am,
and if the second serves to reveal the meaning, purpose, and direction of my life,
then the third serves to realize a dynamic balance between my soul and spirit

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours ~ Wayne Dyer

 

Commentary

 

(a global perspective: why is humanity failing to fulfill its true potential?)

weaving a terrestrial narrative that aligns with a cosmic perspective, including historical, interdimensional, extraterrestrial, conspiratorial, and eschatological elements, is an exhaustive process

such a terrestrial narrative would have us explore and expose the causes and consequences of two widespread (and related) social phenomena: cynical detachment and egocentric entitlement

the story of Howard Storm: how a visit to The Other Side cured his soul and spirit of cynical detachment and egocentric entitlement, transmuting his contempt for humanity into compassion and compersion

If darkness is your problem, talking about darkness won’t help.
If darkness is your problem, nothing can be done about darkness directly.
You cannot throw it out, you cannot push it out, you cannot switch it off.
Darkness is an absence. Nothing can be done about it directly.
If you have to do anything, you have to do something with the light, not with darkness.

~ Osho (Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life, p. 136)

 

Questions

 

1. “I just can’t stand it anymore … why go on?”

2. “Wrong body, wrong family, wrong planet … why?”

3. “Why am I making such a mess of my life?”

4. “What does it really take to be (become) fulfilled in this life?”

5. Soul: “a sound approach to being perfect: possible?”

6. Spirit: “a sane approach to becoming perfect: desirable?”

7. The ultimate in truth, love, and power: dare we ask?

 

Study Notes

 

  • incorporate the use of symbols with these elements: sphere (soul), spiral (spirit), pyramid
  • presence and pretense: best to view them as complementary, rather than as mutually exclusive?
  • follow these elements of perspective: form, structure, substance, orientation, appearance
  • the devil challenge (problem, difficulty, obstacle, inadequacy, struggle, conflict) is in the details
  • the privileged among us: a little too preoccupied with celebrity, technology, personality, positivity?
  • extroverts and introverts: “living on the surface” and “living from the depths with presence”
  • the cosmic life review: a representation of the ultimate in personal fulfillment for a life lived?

 

* TUiPF = The Ultimate in Personal Fulfillment


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