Monday, 16 October 2017

YESHÛA —The Quintessential Avatar


“To define God is to deny God,” said Baruch Spinoza. Definitions set limitations. And yet definition can also stipulate their absence. So what of the Essence of Being?
Some people call it God. Others use the term “King of Kings”, or “Lord of Lords”, or “Lord of the Hosts”. It, or He, perhaps She, assuming the concept is not androgynous although I’m told YHWH stands for male and female principles underscoring the reality we live in. The concept has also been referred to as Father or Abba. Others refer to It as the Most High, and by Hebrew names such as Jehovah, Adonai, Elohim, El-Shaddai, and Yahweh. Some Quakers refer to God as The Light. Indeed, there are countless names dating back to the times of Levantine, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Elamite and other ancient religions.
To transliterate Shakespeare: “Is not God a God by any other name?” Would God, by any other name not be just as divine?

There are at least as many gods as there are, ever had been, or ever will be people on Earth, or on any other planet. Or other solar systems… or universes. Yeshûa, later known as Jesus, referred to God as Father, assuring every one that He and the Father were one. Furthermore, he insisted that the Father is in Heaven and that Heaven is within him, and every one of us. This Heaven is a state of consciousness deep within our psyche.
I think of God as Amorphous, Impersonal, Eternal Energy. Being Omnipresent it is both, within me and without me; hence, within in you and me, and everyone, regardless or in spite of, their religious affiliation.

Life is an eternal process of creation. Of converting the Infinite Potential into transient Manifestation.
It is a magnificent game.
It is a game gods play at the rarified heights of the Olympus. At higher planes of awareness (higher rates of vibration), we experience a greater affinity with the energies which coalesce to form our physical bodies, which we create in order to experience the consequences of our creative impulses.


“Ye are gods” had been said thousands of years ago, yet to this day people search for divinity beyond their own being. Not finding God within themselves, they seem to continue their search somewhere in the sky. But they’ll never find God in a church, or “up there” in the azure hovering over the Vatican, or Mecca, or Olympus, or mingling amongst the starry firmament of the sky.
We are both, Being and Becoming. Being,  the eternal Potential, and Becoming the eternal, transient Process of Manifestation. The two are inseparable. The Potential and the Manifestation are One.

Our immortal, indestructible energy of consciousness resides within us, and whence It radiates Its timeless omnipresence. When we fully identify with the divinity within us, we become Avatars. Moses knew that. So did Yeshûa. Do you?

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Cats & Dogs—Sense of Humor

There is a problem with giving ‘good’ advice. The problem is that the good stuff is like evergreen melodies. We’ve all heard them, but we forgot that we have forgotten them. The fact is that the truth lies in the heart of every man, every woman. What blocks us from it is our ego.
No. Ego is not an evil sister. We need ego to survive in the phenomenal reality. Yet knowing that this reality is not real, that is it ephemeral and thus transient, or, as Albert Einstein would say: “there is no matter all is energy”, likewise our ego is not real. It is a temporary prop to stimulate us to action along the narrow path of the Event Horizon.*

There is a way out of this dilemma. It is called Sense of Humor. As long as we do not take our ego seriously, we are safe. After all, ego is what sets us apart from others, from other people, even the ‘loved ones’. Hence, we know that it cannot be real. After all, we are all One. A single energy individualized into countless rates of vibrations to stimulate the potential for infinite diversity.
The Founding Fathers of the good ‘ol USA knew that. Only, as with most truth, they’d forgotten. The Fathers had said, “In Pluribus Unum”. No one told them that. They knew it intuitively. The knowledge had come from within. From their unconscious. And now it sounds like a long-forgotten evergreen melody. Yet, truth doesn’t age.

Strangely, the egos in animals are much less developed. While they all certainly aware of their individuality, they seem to have a greater affinity for being part of the Whole. Most of them still spend most of their earthly time in Eden.
 In Paradise.
So can we, if only we didn’t take ourselves so seriously. Our individualization, while possibly lasting millions of years, it's still transient. Essentially, we are still One. We are the means, not the end in itself. Love, the centripetal force that pulls us together, seems extant in most animals to a greater degree than in humans. It certainly is in cats and dogs. Find out for yourself!


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*The “short and narrow path” (or “the Gate”) refers to the activation of the alpha waves of the brain, which are the entry to deeper states of consciousness.




(Short Stories)


Monday, 2 October 2017

More on Creativity —In Search of Secular Ethics

Johann Sebastian Bach was the father of no less than twenty children. I had no idea if he was a sex maniac, but he had to find a way to feed them. He found it necessary to be very industrious, and hence successful.
But here we’re concerned with his creativity other than sexual prowess. He had to produce a great deal of music to feed the hungry mouths. He found that if the music is melodious and filled with feeling, it sold better. He concentrated on that aspect of his compositions.
Once, had been asked how he managed to be so prolific yet retain such popularity. “That’s easy,” he replied, “you need just three elements to achieve success.”
The admirer listened more attentively. Bach smiled:
“All you need is technique, technique, and technique,” the master replied.
“But, Sir,” the student was flabbergasted. “Your music is known for an incredible emotional content…”
“Ah, yes. Once you have the three elements you can forget about them, and just play…”
Just play, compose, and feed the children.
And this brings us once again to creativity. There are artists who copy the beauty of nature, of the human form, of objects of beauty. They are not creative. They are talented students acquiring technique. Perhaps, in their next life, they will be born with the technique, as the greatest artists were, to be creative. Not by reproducing in two or three dimensions what already exists, but to use their technique to bring something new to the universe.
That is the difference.
Michelangelo did not have models suspended in the air from whom he could copy or reproduce the contours of God or Adam. The images came from within him. From his unconscious. He didn’t think of the anatomy of human form but just painted.
And that’s what we all need.

There are many great artists who reproduce various aspects of phenomenal reality. They paint, and sculpt, and write, and build, and sing, and interpret other peoples’ creations. They enhance our lives with their talents. They are the lucky people who, most probably, will be born “creators” in their next lives. As for now, I shall always be grateful to them for sharing their talents. They are often hardworking, dedicated artists. They try to imagine what was in the composer’s mind, his heart, his or her emotions, and then do their best to do them justice. Often, they do, and for that alone I love them.
But…
But to be truly creative, to enrich the Universe, the reality we all share, we must develop techniques to enable the creative spirit, the creative energy within us to manifest itself outside. Only then we can share it with others. Only then we become true instruments of the Creative Spirit, which many call God.
And let us never forget that it may have taken a thousand or more reincarnations to produce Leonardo Da Vinci. Your turn will come. There are many such thoughts I share with you in the Vicious Circle. I hope you enjoy them. Please, let me know.



In Search of Secular Ethics


Monday, 25 September 2017

Event Horizon—Avatar Trilogy


There seems to be a paradox in a Universal Law. It limits us to the Straight and Narrow, or as I call it,  the Event Horizon, yet, to evolve, we need diversity. A broad spectrum?
Scientists limit their laws to a very narrow range. Reductio ad absurdum? Reductionism. Newton’s Laws are an example of such an attitude.
Example:
Newton's First Law states that an object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an external force.
It’s a good start.
It is apparent that the Universe doesn’t work like that. Universal Laws are broad, with vast consequences for ignoring them. Countless rates of vibration of energy are involved.
What if the temperature of the object changes? What if the object is a biological entity which changes within and without? What if time erodes it’s qualities… etc, etc. All these factors would affect the stasis or velocity of the object without ANY external force acting upon it.
This sad quality affects the vast majority of ‘scientific’ postulates. Scientists seem to reduce the question to it’s most basic form, the only form they seem to understand. Complexity is left to the philosophers.
And yet, the Universe is not simple.
It’s complexity remains beyond our understanding. The only way we can approach its character is by studying the cause, perhaps the purpose, and not the effect. This is imperative because the results of various kinetic activities are always transient.
Having said that, let us never forget that we, inter alia, are the instruments of causality. Just instruments, mind you. The real cause are the Universal Laws. Yet, it seems, that even those undergo constant change, due to the Law of Evolution, which continues to increase diversity of expression of the eternal, unchangeable Cause. Hence, Being and Becoming. While Becoming offers us life, Being is the inexhaustible inspiration to create ever-new realities. And, if we are very lucky, and, perhaps, humble, we might be able to become aware of some of them.
It seems that we should never forget that only Being is constant, whereas Becoming is the eternal expression of creation and therefore movement. And this movement is not restricted by any of Newton’s laws. Or any other laws that do not cover a broad spectrum of Universality.
The next time we create our Universe, let us try to remember that. All is transient except for Being and Becoming. The Potential and the Creativity. The results are always transient.
Good luck.

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Monday, 18 September 2017

NOW—Being and Becoming


Would you ever imagine that your arm or your leg were not part of you? Or any other part of your body? Or organs, or any part of the biological system all the way down to the cells of your body? Are they not intrinsically and irrevocably part of what you are?
What about your thoughts and emotions. Are they not part of you, the real you?
And then there are all your belongings. The house you live in. The street, the town… Don’t you call it your town?
And so forth…
There is also your planet, your galaxy, your world.

When you put it, or them, all together it becomes your reality. But there is a strange aspect to this reality. The vast majority of what you call ‘yours’, is also appropriated by billions of other people, animals, and flora, assuming they can think.
If you continue with this analogy you’ll conclude that at some level of understanding, some level of consciousness, we are all One. And if your soul is yours, then, perhaps there is but One Soul that individualizes itself into countless expressions, even as cells in your body—even if they serve a different purpose.

Ultimately you’ll reach the conclusion that somehow, in the very essence of being,  we are all one. ONE. That when you love your neighbour you really love inseparable part of yourself. Of the totality of Your Being. Of that aspect of you that does not and cannot tell us apart.

From outside looking in, we, with all our parts, or environment, our thoughts and emotions are inseparable part of a single, omnipresent, indestructible, eternal Entity. It renews Itself at all level even as we, you and I, renew the cells in our bodies while, for a little while, finding our expression through a single biological construct. 
Yet what is stranger still, is that we seem to be only aware of any of this, of any of all of the above, when we think about it. Only then. Or now. The eternal, NOW— in the state of Being, rather then Becoming. But both are part of our nature. They always were. They always will be.
We are ONE in the eternal NOW. Even though part of us are transient, ephemeral, a means to an end of understanding our true nature.
Welcome to my reality. 


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Monday, 11 September 2017

VICIOUS CIRCLE Volume One


With the exception of the initial research leading to my novel to Peter & Paul, all my blogs have been inspired by a single statement by Dalai Lama:

“We need a global system of secular ethics.”

The Introduction to the fifth collection of my blogs states:
“The purpose of my blogs is not to sell my books, but for the books to encourage people to read my blogs. My books are both, the result of ideas discussed in my blogs, as well as the progenitors or forerunners of ideas that are then discussed in my blogs. The two, fiction and non-fiction, correspond to Being and Becoming. They both seem to originate ‘within’, from my unconscious.  They can be shared with other people when dresses in a verbal clothing, and after a  painstaking process of diligent editing.”

And that is really what it’s all about.
Sharing.
Each and everyone of us has something unique to contribute to this reality, to the world we live in. And that is why your thoughts are so important to me. Your comments, your reviews often result in new vistas opening before me, inspiring new subjects, new books, novels, which illustrate realities which we are all creating.
In a way, my blogs deal with evolution. Being immortal the pace of evolution is not of primary importance, but the pleasure some of us derive from advancing human thought is beyond understanding of most people. As long as we only react to the mental, emotional and physical environment, we are stuck in a Vicious Circle. We keep repeating the same things, the same thoughts, actions, expecting different results. It doesn’t and it cannot happen. We keep chasing our own tails.
When we become proactive, we take a step forward.
Our job is to turn Vicious Circles into ascending Cycles, each rising, if marginally, above the previous one. Only then we shall have the right to claim evolution. No matter how slow, how slight. I recall a British scientist mentioning that “evolution advances at a pace somewhere between dead-slow and dead-slow”. Aren’t , we lucky to be immortal?
But even to advance at less than a snail’s pace, we need a system of ethics, to curb our primitive instincts. Our very primitive instincts. I’m  sure that at present Earth is little more than Kindergarten. We are only a few million years old. And, don’t forget, we are immortal.




In Search of Secular Ethics


Monday, 4 September 2017

HEAVEN—Eternal life is what you make it


We’ve discussed heaven before but, from what I hear from the religious fraternities, it needs repeating. We don’t get any virgins — male or female, we don’t sit at the feet of our Lord, we don’t cuddle up to the blessed Virgin. We get what we earned, each one individually, and nothing more.
That’s it.
Nothing more.
Why? Because…

Heaven is within you

Either is, was, always there, or you created it, or… believe it or not, you emerged from it to see how you can enrich it by converting the potential into a reality that would respond more readily to the dictates of your will.

It is not a place you go to, fly, die to get in. Heaven is there, or rather here, all the time, and your job, and mine, is to enter it by not going to, but going in. To put it simply it is not a place but a state of consciousness. It is a place wherein Being and Becoming abide in unison, in perfect balance, wherein nothing can destroy the equilibrium. Hence, we do not have to die to be in heaven.
So everybody, you ask, goes to heaven?
Yes though, once again, it depends how you define heaven. Heaven is what you make it.

There are countless degrees of heaven. They are states of consciousness wherein the rate of vibrations of energy increases proportionally. Here, on Earth, we are mostly conscious of vibrations of subatomic particles. They enable us to recognize our reality as consisting mostly of solids. Of matter. In next stages we might construct reality with much finer particles. Photons come to mind, or perhaps quanta of thought. Later of unites which are as yet beyond our understanding, until eventually we shall merge once again with the energy characterized by infinite rate of vibration of particles which, by their very nature become omnipresent.
In a way, the I AM within us, consists of such particles. Particles which cannot be separated one from another.
That final stage is beyond our comprehension, yet it is the  Source where we all begun our individualizations. Where our Ego was born. It will serve us until our final heaven wherein we shall no longer be able, nor want to, identify as apart from the Whole.
When and how it takes place is up to us. You may want to glance at my book “AWAKENING—Event Horizon”, Book Three of the Avatar Trilogy, which will suggest how the first (post-atomic) heaven might be organized. Yet, we must never forget that we are born in Infinity and to Infinity our individualizations will ultimately return. It might, however, take a few billion years. Or even trillion years before another Big Bang will announce a New Beginning. And so ad infinitum.
So, please, try to enjoy your life. That’s all you’ve got: the Process of Becoming. But never forget that to find heaven you don’t go up or down, only within. All heavens are states of consciousness. There is none other. 



Avatar Trilogy Book Three