Posted 17 March 2008 - 08:38 AM
Dear God Children,
I see how releasing the hold of religions of authority can liberate the soul. Early on, at age sixteen, i was searching earnestly for the truth. i was a practitioner of Kriya Yoga and all things esoteric, thinking that the "secret" could be found and set me "free." I honestly was searching for reality
in all i did thinking that if I could just find a guru, they would "lead me into all truth." I never did find that person. What i did was come into possesion of a book which told me that there lives within me the "purest spirit reality in the known universe" that will lead me into all truth. I had found my guru, living within patiently waiting.
You are wise to remind us not to discard the valuable and meaninful from the teachings of the past. This especially applies to truth.
P.1109 - §2 Because your world is generally ignorant of origins, even of physical origins, it has appeared to be wise from time to time to provide instruction in cosmology. And always has this made trouble for the future. The laws of revelation hamper us greatly by their proscription of the impartation of unearned or premature knowledge. Any cosmology presented as a part of revealed religion is destined to be outgrown in a very short time. Accordingly, future students of such a revelation are tempted to discard any element of genuine religious truth it may contain because they discover errors on the face of the associated cosmologies therein presented.
AND speaking of the very real change in the rate of time as years pass by more and more quickly, we are reminded this is naturally and normally part of maturity. Your "time units" are getting longer:
P.1295 - §6 Patience is exercised by those mortals whose time units are short; true maturity transcends patience by a forbearance born of real understanding.
P.1295 - §7 To become mature is to live more intensely in the present, at the same time escaping from the limitations of the present. The plans of maturity, founded on past experience, are coming into being in the present in such manner as to enhance the values of the future.
P.1295 - §8 The time unit of immaturity concentrates meaning-value into the present moment in such a way as to divorce the present of its true relationship to the
P.1296 - §0 not-present--the past-future. The time unit of maturity is proportioned so to reveal the co-ordinate relationship of past-present-future that the self begins to gain insight into the wholeness of events, begins to view the landscape of time from the panoramic perspective of broadened horizons, begins perhaps to suspect the nonbeginning, nonending eternal continuum, the fragments of which are called time.
I am in a transition phase in my own life as regards the passive and active applications of time. "My time has come" I guess i can say and managing time without having to grind out a living present certain real challenges. One foremost presents adjusting the external time constraint to the internal guide of living. Consciously matching my attention to the real rate of change. In the real terms of my new life as a sailor on S/V SageofSalem, it means slowing my life down to the pace of the wind and weather. Just as in life, change occurs suddenly, and then it is appropriate to use time dilation (expanding the time consciousness by a relaxed focus of awareness to change perception), in effect slowing down time, as you did as a child playing on a sunny and eternal summer evening when you forgot everything except what you were doing and your Mom never called you in because it was dark.
This speeding up of time is what happens. As ascenders attain milestones on their path to Paradise and look back and compare their time units with those of the nativity sphere, a steady progression is evident. One we all remember is on Uversa " a day is a thousand years" back here on Urantia. To the first stage spirits, newly embraced by Michael and graduated from Salvington, the affairs of Urantia may seem distant and remote from the scope of reality they enjoy in the minor sector adventures. To them "up there" we may seem like teeming microbes in a petri dish "down here."
But we are faithful microbes with a supernal destiny.
You reflect, "Usually I have to blast the past out of its assumed proprietary entrenchment one chunk at a time, you find this so too?"
My presumption, at times, especially early on in my experience with revelation, was to assume that EVERYTHING I KNOW IS WRONG. This was in reaction to my immature mind being presented 2200 pages of plain unvarnished Truth. I could not digest it all at once Thinking to take a "Tabula Rasa" and sweep away millions of years of hardwired evolution by an exercise of willfull action,I tried rewriting my being out of whole cloth. But after decades of living, when older and wiser (more experienced at least) I realized i didn't have every right answer and i wasn't "ten foot tall and bulletproof"and that life is really a garden and only those values grown in patience and nurtured in wisdom endure to become a lasting part of the eternal soul. In it's irrepressible struggle to reach light, a dandelion weed breaks through a concrete sidewalk, even a seed sown on bad ground will yield fruit when nourished with love and sustained by the water of life. Surely this was true in my life.
Slowly but surely the Power of Love is overcoming the Love of Power