Holystic (Holistic) Spirituality
The Evolution of Man's Spiritual Nature
(Words in BOLD are mine for emphasis)
The journey to the realization of God as soul for everyone on this planet and everything in all of manifest creation is actually the evolution of the individualizing structures that manifest Universal Consciousness as individual consciousness. On the physical level, the journey is the process of the Spirit’s unfolding the spiritual capacities located within very specific areas of the human brain and nervous system. These areas are where the soul’s spiritual body impinges on the various nerve plexus of the soul’s physical body. These very specific areas are the gates to the higher levels of awareness that we must develop in order to investigate the Kingdom of God and become aware of the soul’s true nature. It is the Holy Spirit that opens these gates; or more accurately, it is the Holy Spirit that stimulates the growth of the nerve connections within the brain necessary for the soul using the physical body to realize the higher reality. It is no different than learning any new skill. The proper nerve connections must be in place before the skill can be achieved as a part of oneself. The evolution of mankind's consciousness is the gradual process of mankind's nervous system becoming more and more attuned to the Holy Spirit.
It is quite apparent to me that the Holy Spirit is the guiding hand behind the evolution of the human species. In another few hundred thousand or perhaps million years the human nervous system will probably have evolved to the complexity necessary for mankind to naturally (any process that innately follows God’s will) and spontaneously develop an awareness of the higher reality and gifts of the Spirit. When one considers that the last species to rule this planet, the dinosaurs, lasted 300 million years, a few hundred thousand to a million years for the human species is but a drop in the bucket of planetary time.
Spirituality in a Nut Shell
Jesus talks about light in Matthew 5:14-16. Notice that he says, you *are* the light of the world, not you will be when you are something better. Right now, within yourself, shines the light for this world. Many have not discovered that light in themselves. Many perhaps feel that they have no light. Do you think Jesus was mistaken? Did he not know what he was talking about? So you must in fact be the light of the world now. Start to look for that place within yourself where light shines. It is there...
When you begin to show ever so little willingness to find your light, offer that willingness to the Holy Spirit. Do it consciously, deliberately. Holy Spirit, I am willing to find my own light.; If that is scary, do it anyway. Your own light is for you. It is God's gift to you. You can trust it to bring you joy. You can be free to enjoy your own light. If you are willing, the Spirit will rush to show you his shining within your own spirit.
Liquori Publications, Missouri 1981.
Our True Spiritual Identity ~~ A Dream of the True Self- by Nancy
I would like to share a spiritual experience that happened more than ten years ago. This experience to me is like a precious pearl in my spiritual walk. I am sharing it because my relationship to the Christ is greater than any spiritual experience He has given me. I am also sharing it with you because it offers hope and meaning to everyone, not just myself. I feel the experience is not just about my spiritual walk but everyone's. Feel free to see yourself in the experience!
At this time in my life, I had hit a very dark point. I was in a state of depression and very uncertain about what was going to come next.
One night, I had a dream. I dreamed that I was standing in the marketplace in the Old City of Jerusalem. The dream was so vivid, I can recall every detail, down to what I was wearing and what every piece of material looked and felt like. The dream was too vivid to be an ordinary dream.
Anyway, in the dream I was in the third person, watching myself in Jerusalem. Suddenly, I was watching myself looking at a mysterious figure approaching down the street. This figure was literally floating.
The figure came closer and closer. I knew in my dream that this figure was not human. I watched myself anxiously watching this figure, trying to figure out who it was that was approaching me. As it got closer, I could see that it was the most beautiful, awesome being I had ever seen! This being looked like an angel; her (I say "her", but the being was androgynous) hair shone with a light that glowed from within her long wavy hair. She was wearing a beautiful yet simple gown made of gold with a thin gold ribbon tied around her chest. This gown was so unbelievably detailed, I still remember it to this day. She was walking toward me like a queen, her head held high with a holiness about her that was incredible.
In my dream, I strained up to see her face because she was so tall. She came straight toward me, so close that I finally could see her face, and I finally recog- nized who this being was! IT WAS ME! I was SHOCKED! The being seemed to walk right through me in my dream
I was shocked when I woke up. What on earth could this mean? Then, I started to learn from books about the higher self. I now believe, ten years later, that this dream was to show me that I have a higher self within me, the Christ that lives in me, who is waiting to be drawn out into the conscious level of my self. The point is, my dear brothers and sisters, is that we ALL have this higher self, the inner holy beautiful Christ living within us, waiting to be drawn out into conscious reality.
"Eternal life is not a boringly endless recycling of the familiar but a complete state of full existence that, due to the poverty of language, might be provisionally expressed as present moment NOW-ness."
~ Thaddeus J.
*Read "The Universal Christ", by Richard Rohr, Copyright, 2019
|A Spiritual Conspiracy
|A Spiritual Conspiracy
On the surface of our world right now
There is war, violence, and craziness
And things may seem dark.
But calmly and quietly
At the same time
Something is happening underground.
An inner revolution is taking place
And certain individuals
Are being called to a higher light.
It is a silent revolution
From the inside out
From the ground up.
This is a global co-operation
That has sleeper cells in every nation.
It is a planetary Spiritual Conspiracy.
You won't likely see us on T.V.
You won't read about us in the newspaper.
You won't hear from us on the radio.
We don't seek glory.
We don't wear any uniform.
We come in all shapes and sizes, colors and styles.
We are in every country and culture of the world
In cities big and small, mountains and valleys
In farms and villages, tribes and remote islands.
Most of us work anonymously
Seeking not recognition of name
But profound transformation of life.
Working quietly behind the scenes
You could pass by one of us on the street
And not even notice.
We go undercover
Not concerned for who takes the final credit
But simply that the work gets done.
Many of us may seem to have normal jobs.
But behind the external storefront
Is where the deeper work takes a place.
With the individual and collective power
Of our minds and hearts
We spread passion, knowledge, and joy to all.
Some call us the Conscious Army
We co-create a new world.
Our orders come from the Spiritual Intelligence Agency
Instructing us to drop soft, secret love bombs
when no one is looking.
Poems ~ Hugs ~ Music ~ Photography ~ Smiles ~ Kind words
Movies ~ Meditation and prayer ~ Dance ~ Websites
Social activism ~ Blogs ~ Random acts of kindness…
We each express ourselves
In our own unique ways
With our own unique gifts and talents.
"Be the change you want to see in the world"
That is the motto that fills our hearts.
We know this is the path to profound transformation.
We know that quietly and humbly
Individually and collectively
We have the power of all the oceans combined.
At first glance our work is not even visible.
It is slow and meticulous
Like the formation of mountains.
And yet with our combined efforts
Entire tectonic plates
Are being shaped and moved for centuries to come.
Love is the religion we come to share
And you don't need to be highly educated
Or have exceptional knowledge to understand it.
Love arises from the intelligence of the heart
Embedded in the timeless evolutionary pulse
Of all living beings.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Nobody else can do it for you.
Yet don't forget, we are all here supporting you.
We are now recruiting.
Perhaps you will join us
Or already have.
For in this spiritual conspiracy
All are welcome, and all are loved.
The door is always open.
By ~ Author Appropriately Unknown "Out There"