- Lord Macaulay
So how does one know God? By knowing your self.
A master will know that he/she never needs to explain themselves to anybody. If a person really appreciates you for the sake of being you – that’s who they met in the first place. A true lover or friend will make every effort not to fall for the temptation to change anyone to suit his or her outlook, because they don’t need to; and besides, the person who dislikes you for whatever reason won’t believe in any reason to like you anyway. So, stop wasting your time! Not in the light of becoming judgemental and all or slamming your mind into superiority overdrive, but learn to work with it and avoid mincing around with people that do not appreciate your outlook on life – it is also quite pointless to judge them and will only exacerbate a discontented situation.
On the other hand, in any friendship or intimate relationship, to make anybody a priority in your life when you may just be an option to them is just going to, eventually, land you up in some dingy pub somewhere holding passionate conversations with the peanuts.
Relationships do work better when they are balanced and not entombed in unfulfilled demand.
The same goes for something like e.g unnecessary healthy eating; (oh, God, I can just imagine all the health fanatics torching my home tonight) but there is a problem with becoming a fanatic about something. Always trying to preserve a healthy, pristine and sexy body, unfortunately, also leads to a slightly uptight mind. Believing that a some-specific-thing is going to save you from a some-specific-that is out – O-U-T! There is really an overflow in the buffer of the worldwide health server regarding people who spend way too much time watching their health in every teensy-weensy detail that they have no time to enjoy life. Being aware of general health and eating and acting accordingly is simply recognition that a healthy body promotes a better state of mind for clarity of thought and energetic output (I am not referring to justified medical conditions). Just like jumping off some building is not going to stop its demolition. There is a huge difference between passion and fanaticism.
The World Health Organisation would tell you that health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.
What is it then like to live from the soul’s perspective?
Living from the perspective of your soul is to know and accept others as they are, really! Not just saying it. Always. It is a life style, a way of life and part of your outlook on life. It will be with you every waking moment and transfer to every conscious and unconscious act. From there you will understand where others have been in life and you will accept who they have become. You will also, without question, accept who you have become and allow and invite others to grow.
And above all, you will gain immense respect for other people; you will acquire an unfathomable respect for life (understanding that everything comes from the one Life that is universal energy in its various states of motion); you will be awed at your part in all of this – and you will come to know that wisdom is truly much more than intelligence.
To be consciously aware of whom you are in relation to others, you will have to be your own best friend.
“The man who views the world at fifty, the same as he did at twenty, has wasted thirty years of his life.”
- Muhammad Ali
How do you show others that you live from your soul’s perspective?
You don’t – that would be wholly inappropriate. If you are tempted to prove yourself to others, then you do not understand what it is to live a soulful life yet.
Just like one should never force one’s own opinion upon another in any matter; if you were to be offended by another’s “faults”, then turn to yourself and study your own “failings”. In this way you will be able to see that your belief creates your universe – what you are attempting to achieve here is that it is what you know within yourself that will master your universe.
People ask me what is meant by self-acceptance – I mean, what is it really all about and how does one do it? My own belief is the following:
To accept who you chose to be is found in the knowledge that God has no preference as to what you do with yourself; as you do come into this life with certain abilities, looks, etc. – the interesting and meaningful part lies in seeking perfect acceptance from yourself and not a perfect life.
I don’t mean to make this sound like God finding an interesting TV channel on a Friday evening and munching buttered popcorn under a blanky on the couch, but this is when God experiences its human existence.
And where are we going to find this acceptance within ourselves? This is a life-long pursuit of finding, accepting, assimilating and finding more… God does not stop growing and experiencing.
However, to give you one example: True happiness is found in fidelity to a worthy cause. Believe in something “bigger” than you. Live your passion and you will begin to unearth the answers to your existence without asking. This will be “given” in direct proportion to your current knowing. Godliness will never intend to overwhelm.
Most people make the mistake of trying to find contentment within themselves through seeking it elsewhere. Whether this is by making someone else more important than you, like within a marriage or succumbing to addictions and thus making that addiction your God. By appointing overriding importance to another person, thing or sensation, you will give away your power of self-actualisation – most do this out of fear and/or loathing of looking at themselves without judgement. They cannot bring themselves to believe that they play a part in experiencing God’s Human creation – never mind creation as a whole.
From an esoteric point of view there is no past and there is no future, but to us, who are living in a linear dimension, the “past” and “future” are two very “realistic” things.
However, the past and future should be seen as tools: Our known past as humanity and our personal past is what is reflected in emotion - the future is a concept based in feeling. Neither should be deemed important and is only there to concretise the reality of our world. It would also be completely dilly to ignore our concept of time, as it is something we live with – and we also need to understand that it is a tool used by Divine consciousness to propose a potential result. Knowing this means that you will also know that you do not have to be a linear slave.
And on the note of slavey-people – an altruist is nobody’s slave, an altruist serves humanity by knowing that he/she is ultimately serving him-/herself. And I mean really knowing it!
One of the main purposes of being here on earth is to discover where our true purpose lies in the service to humanity and the earth as a whole – and then, once discovered, to live it. Either you are going to believe this or you are not. Ultimately, nothing can force you to believe anything. And that, in my opinion, is how you know God.
Truly believe in your self to truly believe in Divine Consciousness..
‘Till next time,
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