Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Dreamer, Thou Art Lucid!

Dreamer, Thou Art Lucid!
The Gospel According to Shep

Everything matter comes from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen and helium- the sun. Every element blossoms from this seed of light. The sun produces light particles that constantly penetrate us in the form of a wave, connecting us through energy. Humans are stardust, essentially everything material is, because the periodic table of elements is the effect of a star being born. We're offspring of light. Weird, huh? It gets weirder.

All matter is only energy condensed into a slow vibration- everything comes from and will return to energy. Stars are the primordial example of what happens when energy gets condensed into this vibration- what happens is, some force condenses the energy equivalent of hydrogen into the material side of hydrogen, and this production of hydrogen the matter from hydrogen's anti-matter produces helium (now using helium's anti-matter), and a star is born.
“E = mc^2, the theory that matter, m. intrinsically represents a specific amount of energy, E. And the type of matter was immaterial. As bizarre as it seems, a gram of rose petals and a gram of uranium contain identical amounts of energy. The constant in the equation, c^2 is the speed of light squared or multiplied by itself. It is a massive value, telling us that even a tiny amount of matter contains a huge quantity of latent energy. Having personally witnessed the detonation of six nuclear weapons, I suggest that we pray for peace. The fractions of a gram of matter converted into energy during those tests turned the mountain on which I stood into a quivering Jello-like substance. " Dr. Gerald Schroeder

Everything material is all connected:
"In 1923, almost a decade after Einstein published his general relativity theory (no longer a theory, of course: now it is a law), the French physicist Louis de Broglie introduced an idea that was even more bizarre in its assertions than Einstein's claim that matter really was a form of energy.
De Broglie claimed that all matter has related to it a wave length and a frequency of that wave, a certain number of wave cycles per second. Not only had humanity learned that matter was not matter, we now had to believe that everything is a wave […]The floor upon which you stand and the bedrock that supports a skyscraper are 99.999% empty space. What we perceive as solid matter is actually de Broglie's waves separated by open space, made impermeable by invisible, immaterial fields of force that somehow pervade the space. The world simply is not as it seems. A superficial reading of nature finds differentiation and disparate entities — stars and stones and bottled water and even life and death. Reading that same nature at a deeper level reveals that it's all a manifestation of a single underlying unity. I'm on our balcony. The afternoon Jerusalem sun is filtering through the yellow-green finger leaves of a eucalyptus tree planted a century ago to mark the property line. De Broglie tells me the leaves and the light are one. Not poetically — though that also — but physically, they are one.” Dr. Gerald Schroeder

Now you got the physics- get ready for the metaphysics.
I believe the world is one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. That means there is objective phenomena, like a car crash, but each person involved has a subjective experience of it. “She put on her breaks too quickly!” “No, he was tailgating me!” (Poor police officer has to try to get to the bottom of this). The movie Vantage Point came out – there was an assassination, and everyone at the crowd has a different vantage point – a subjective experience of it when they get interviewed. Each has a different perspective.
In my dreams, there are different characters. Say I dream of you. It’s not like you left real life to hop on into my dream. But I have an essence of you, and that essence of you is actually a variation of me I use for my dream. You see, when interpreting a dream, it is important to realize that all the characters are different manifestations of you. A perspective with a purpose. That’s what we are, except whereas dreams are pure energy, we experience the world subjectively by slowing down matter to a vibration with mass.

There is no such thing as empty space or a perfect vacuum- energy is “the space between”! This may be why in a dark room, I can see red dots everywhere if I concentrated hard enough on it. When I dream, I need light, right? There has to be some source of light. Why is it that when I close my eyes in a dark room, I can see colorful psychedelic patterns? I am recalling images, abstractions…And if I dream, where is this light coming from? Doesn't natural light only come from the sun, and artificial light only come from a lamp? Is there a light in my head? Yes! My imagination.
“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine”
All of our brains are connected to the inner light, the source of the imagination, what is called God. In the same way we are looking through our eyes, and not with them, we are perceiving through our minds and not with them.
Nothing is real, it’s all a dream, and we’re all characters in a dream, and each of us really have the same essence of light. God is in all of us. Our brains just have gotten so used to thinking a certain way that we’re trapped in illusion, or maya. We are in a world of duality- “right and wrong,” “left and right,” “bitter and sweet,”…but a higher level of consciousness sees us all as one. That light is the living spirit- and consciousness of this spiritual unity is Christ consciousness. If we wish to perfect our Christ Consciousness and become a Bodhisattva, or Buddha, we can train our mind to reach Jesus’ level of enlightenment. Because I can understand this, and have moments of temporary wisdom, I am in touch with God- pure eternity flowing through me- but as I am not at a perfect mind (a Bodhi), I mostly have knowledge.
Everything is an illusion. Negativity is an illusion. Mind over matter. My body is so limited compared to my mind, but my mind is dictated by my spirit. My essence. My essence just “be”’s- it cannot do nor think. But it inspires. It is eternity. It is resting in the pure bliss of knowledge. But my knowledge is controlled by my experiences. I tap into eternity when I meditate and pray, and I receive thoughts. My thoughts control my words, actions, habits, character and destiny. And through the conceiving of my imagination, I can have a vague idea of the reality of some things. Once I begin to believe something is real, though, it is added to my experiences through a self-fulfilling prophecy, meaning my attitude is the lenses in which I view the world, so if I tell myself today’s a bad day, it will be a bad day by sheer force of my attitude. Whatever I tell myself I am, I become. Thoughts and words are powerful. Affirmative speech is liberating. We are the imagination of ourselves. And by conceiving and believing things, we have the schemas in my head of who we are and how things work. But sometimes we experience something new.

“Notice how new things are exciting? That is a thrill of being vulnerable, being outside the box. Notice how the more you do them, the more boring they become. We need to stretch our imaginations further to bring about the same thrill. But sometimes, when we found hate, or were fearful, we either built our boundaries stronger, or retreated further away from the side of our imagination that scared us. But once we have seen that far, we cannot go back. So if we retreat, we become even more fearful, and do everything to avoid being so vulnerable. If we build our boundaries even stronger, then we become more ignorant.”

If you can only conceive of a vague experience of God and soul (the objective consciousness and the subjective consciousness; Brahman and Atman), then obviously you will live life without knowing what it means to have God within you and without you at all times- the pantheistic view of life. God’s consciousness within your brain is developed, just as morality is.

“It is only with love and courage that we can explore outside our box/cage without fear. And we can be left vulnerable, because we are safe with the love we have. It is when we understand that there is no such thing as a bad experience, or a good experience, just an experience to learn from... with love, we can see these experiences as pleasurable and benefits us.Now then, can you see that hate and fear create these boundaries, and that they separate us from God.”

The more lives in which we live in fear and negativity and denial of God within and without us keeps us in purgatory as opposed to heaven. These vices---as well as acceptance of the separation of all things, is the gap that needs to be bridged by not only love but also the knowledge of unity as God, the tree of life, the consciousness that is the universe.

“Ok. Our fear of death, is the fear that we shall cease to exist. Well... Through my logic, we are God, God is infinite, therefore, we are infinite. Imagine God is the whole spectrum of light, well, we're just different colours of light. Different parts of the spectrum.”

We’re all variations of the same theme and modulations of the same key. Death can bring us closer or further from self-knowledge and enlightenment with the wisdom of being whole.

“Energy can neither be created, nor destroyed. God is energy, we are energy. Our spiritual energy, our consciousness cannot be destroyed. But it can move into different vibrations, different octaves. When we die, our spirit is ejected from our rotting carcass, and we move into which ever vibration was closer to us. If we lived in love, through Good Karma, we move up into the higher vibration. If we lived in fear and hate, through Bad Karma, we will move down into the lower vibration.”

Well, do we choose to be negative? Do we choose attachment to our lust and pride? Do we choose fear and hate? Do we choose a lack of understanding, a lack of peace, and a lack of empathy? Do we choose to not learn and grow and progress? This is what may be called “hell” and it is being trapped in the illusion of an “Ego,” a self apart from God. “I” think this, “I” do that…but God within me just “be”’s still in a state of bliss, and the more I meditate on this, the more God inspires my imagination and the cycle of conceive-thought-experience continues. It all begins and ends in my mind- the Alpha and the Omega. God within me is the source of my imagination- God is the generator of my inner light- the essence of my consciousness- and God doesn't do anything- he just “be”’s- be’s his eternal self, he is pure knowledge inspiring pure thought I can pick up as infinite wisdom and use to make my body experience heaven on earth. Of course, God is not literally a "he" - God is beyond the realm of the subjective and relative of separation, polarization, dichotomy. God is in the realm of the absolute.

Time is an illusion, and the future perfect rest is God within me. This is what I aspire to be in the future. I also aspire for everyone else to reach this state of enlightenment, just “being” in perfect bliss. So this way, I can keep reincarnating and helping others to see the light and then to be the light. Once we all become the light, “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven”. Heaven is there in our minds, that is God being, and it’s waiting for us to catch up to it so it can set the universe on fire. Our ethereal (ghost) bodies will dance naked in this sea of fire- as God said “the fire next time” – the enlightenment of all souls as God – the universe waking up. Then the process should start all over again, and again, and again…all we need to do is realize we are God longing to experience himself, attain enlightenment, and educate others so they can reach enlightenment too! But first we must open ourselves up to the divine so that when we be inspired, it is not in vain because we know that it is God’s song of love for all creatures that inspires us to come into communion with him.

Christ consciousness is so peaceful. And the fact it is possible we can all work towards achieving this peace- so that all of our hearts beat as one- that is the promise of eternal rest God presents to us as a covanent. The Bible says all that we need to do is meet God's promise halfway with faith. This is true for most people- most people are workers and dedicated to their jobs and families and don't have time to reach enlightenment. So Jesus, who was a Master, tells us to have faith and he'll meet us on The Other Side, when our spirits cross over and "move up an octave" in the direction toward God. But the time will come when we face a choice to become our own saviors or to keep following Jesus with faith alone. The time will come when we chose between being satisfied with faith and something higher- knowledge- the same kind of knowledge Jesus had. It's the part of the Bible that didn't make it- the Gnostic gospels. Jesus had reached enlightenment- and you can too- the question is when? This life, next life? The Dali Lama claims he is the reincarnated soul of a 14th century Bodhi who is so full of compassion that he keeps returning to samsara (the cycle of attachment and suffering- purgatory) to enlighten and therfore liberate each and every single soul unto Nirvana (heaven).

I also believe in the following interpretation of “No man comes to the Father, but through me”:
“In almost all holy books, and especially in the words of holy beings, we are dealing with transmissions to different levels of disciples and devotees who can hear different things. In the New Testament, are the words of Jesus or of the Christ? We have really at least two beings in that one being. One of them is Jesus who is the Son, a form of the Father made manifest on Earth: “I am the Father, the Father is in me.” Then there is the Christ, which is the consciousness out of which that form is manifested, the consciousness that acknowledges the Living Spirit. That’s not necessarily Jesus, the man. The predicament is that, depending on our degree of readiness, we become involved with the devotional relationship either to Jesus, the man, or to Christ, the consciousness, Christ, the love. And my experience is that particular Biblical quote is that it is Christ speaking, not Jesus; that Jesus is a historical statement of the perfection made manifest, and at that historical moment Christ said to somebody, “You can only come to the Father through me,” though it may have been interpreted as coming through that body which was Jesus. For someone else, at another moment, it means that greater body out of which that body comes, which is the Christ body. And that Christ consciousness is what would be called the Living Spirit. It’s like the statement, “Eat of my flesh; drink of my blood.” He didn't expect people to come up and tear off his arms or drink out of his veins; that is the universal form speaking, saying “Consume the universe into yourself; drink of the universe so that you may know the Father.” That’s not Jesus speaking, that’s the Christ.
And the problem occurs that much heavy violence has been done through interpreting that initial statement as a statement of Jesus rather than as a statement of the Christ. Its misinterpretation has led to proselytizing [sic: converting to Christianity], which has led to a lack of acknowledgement of other people’s ways of meeting the Christ other than through the form of Jesus.” – Ram Dass

I believe it’s possible people don’t have to be Christian to obtain the Christ consciousness, but I wish to become a Christian because I choose Jesus to be my guide. God is always speaking- the question is- are we listening above the noise of the world so that we might hear? I have had moments of intimate enlightenment with God, and this has led me to Christianity. My heart tells me God would never damn his children, but I do believe in a form of Hell. But God’s light is in everyone, so a person can use this light to overcome their sins and leave Hell, thus making the time they spent in there Purgatory (C.S. Lewis). I believe judgment day will only enlighten those who never remembered the Christ consciousness, killing their sins and not the actual souls of the people.

I hereby propose A new kind of religion
Tapestry Fellowship Church

A sect of:
Encompasses every religion, but focuses on:
Hindu, Judaic, Muslim, Sikh mysticism

All in one

Articles of Faith:
God doesn't just speak to the prophets of the Bible
God speaks to everyone, everywhere, all the time, through all ways
God has no religion he prefers over another
How can we tell the voice and ways of God?
God never has and never will speak or act in the voice of fear and violence and exclusiveness
God speaks and acts only in the voice and ways of love and nonviolence and inclusiveness
Marriage between two consenting, mature adults are always recognized under God regardless of the genders of the two in union- this is a major difference between other churches and this one

The universe is God experiencing itself through form and emptiness

Form is emptiness; emptiness is form
Reality is a wave function that moves backwards and forwards in time
Bill Hicks said it best:
All matter is merely energy condensed through a slow vibration.
We’re all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively.
There is no such thing as death.
Life is only a dream.
We are an imagination of ourselves.

Learn from experience

To learn and grow and fade and reincarnate until enlightenment
To turn this dream into a lucid dream through Christ consciousness, Buddha nature, Tao
To find out who we really are and become this being
To be in full bloom- truly free and alive
To give and take with society through responsibility and spiritual creativity
To be virtuous and graceful in our dance across the stars

The universe will wake up billions of years from now, be set aflame, and then start over again.

Holy Books:
Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
Be Here Now by Ram Dass
Books to be Deconstructed:
The Great Divorce
Crazy Wisdom
Grist for the Mill
The Prophet
God, the Substance of All Form
A Flash of Lightning in the Dark: The Bodhisattva Way
Homage to Pythagoras: Rediscovering Sacred Science
I Have Come to Take You Home
The Holy Bible
Philosophies (to be codified):
Jesus’ direct word of the New Testament
Jesus’ secret Gnostic teachings
Buddha’s teachings
The Dali Lama’s teachings
Gandhi’s Nonviolence Doctrine
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream of Racial Fellowship, Doctrine of “God speaks through all religions at all times”
Dr. Timothy Leary’s 8 Circuit Model of Consciousness
Pantheism: Bill Hicks quote
Marriage with no sexual orientation boundaries
Metaphysical intelligent design
No eternal damnation but a purgatory
Sinning as learning
A public philosophy to ready the world for Dr. Ron Paul’s libertarianism
The scientific studies of countless others
The religious writings of countless others
The metaphysical writings of countless others, and
The words of wisdom and philosophy of countless others

Important Quotes:
“reality is a wave function that moves backwards and forwards in time” John L. Castri

Bill Hicks:
“All matter is merely energy condensed through a slow vibration.
We’re all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively.
There is no such thing as death.
Life is only a dream.
We are an imagination of ourselves”

“Form is emptiness; emptiness is form”- ancient Oriental quote

Life is a ride.

“And when you choose to go on it, you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, is this real, or is this just a ride? And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, ‘Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because, this is just a ride...’ And we... kill those people. ‘We have a lot invested in this ride. Shut him up. Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account and my family. This just has to be real.’ Just a ride. But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok. But it doesn't matter because: It's just a ride. And we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings and money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace. "
Bill Hicks

"When He Himself reveals Himself, Brahman brings into manifestation
that which can never be seen.
As the seed is in the plant, as the shade is in the tree, as the void is in
the sky, as infinite forms are in the void—
So from beyond the Infinite, the Infinite comes: and from the Infinite
the finite extends.
The creature is in Brahma, and the Brahma is in the creature; they are ever
distinct, yet ever united.
He Himself is in the tree, the seed, and the germ.
He Himself is in the flower, the fruit and the shade.
He Himself is in the sun, the light, and the lighted.
He Himself is Brahma, creature, and Maya.
He Himself is the manifold form, the infinite space;
He is the breath, the word, and the meaning
He Himself is the limit and the limitless: and beyond both the limited
And the limitless is He, the Pure Being.
He is the Immanent Mind in Brahma and in the creature.
The Supreme Soul is seen within the soul.
And within the Point, the reflection is seen again.
Kabir is blest because he has this supreme vision!"

In a Native American parable, the Creator amasses his animals and offers the following:
"I want to hide something from my human children until they are ready for it. . . .
It is the realization that they create their own reality."
"Give it to me. I'll fly it to the moon," says the Eagle.
"No," says he Creator. "One day soon they will go there and find it."
"How about the bottom of the ocean?" asks the Salmon.
"No," says the Creator. "They will find it there, too."
"I will bury it in the great plains," says the Buffalo.
"They will soon dig and find it there," says the Creator.
"Then put it inside of them," says wise Grandmother Mole.
"Done," says the Creator. "It is the last place they will look."

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