Thursday, March 27, 2014
In doing some searches on the Internet recently, I was amazed at the number of questions and articles asking this question or stating it in an affirmative manner as fact. There were so many articles that I felt compelled to discuss the "God Reality" subject once again. As some of my readers already know, I have written much about the true nature of God, but I am cognizant that in my writings I face a difficult task and must attempt to offset thousands of years of ignorance and false teachings.
I have said before and will probably repeat this statement time and time again in my efforts to explain something that is at the very edge of the ability of the human intellect to understand; God does not exist, at least not in terms that you generally understand. He does not exist physically and since He does not exist physically, then He cannot be dead, and if you had been paying attention for the last 2000 years, I would not have to tell you this. God is not some super human being; He/She/It is a Subjective Energy Essence, a Divine Knowing Process out of which all realities emerge.
The only things that are capable of dying are matter-centered physical identities, and that also includes the animal world. God or All That Is, is more like a superlative dream personality and dream personalities do not die. The only reason that you ask the question; is God dead, is that you have a bad habit of assigning human characteristics to an unseen Deity that exists in unseen dimensions and does not possess human emotions, human characteristics or human intents, although through you, He does possess them.
If you are depending on the intellect alone, understanding what is written here will be practically impossible, so I might suggest that you enlist the help of your other latent human asset, your intuition. In enlisting both intellect and intuition, you may be able to emotionally feel the truth in the concepts given here when the intellect operating alone falters and fails.
Truth is that you could not live without the help of your intuitional sense, but many people ignore those intuitional impulses when they happen, your consciousness effectively screening them out of your daily experience. You are supposed to be operating in the physical world smoothly and effectively relying equally on your intellect and intuition, and if you had been doing this for the last millennia you would be far ahead of where you are now.
This may be hard to accept, but practically speaking you would be better off if the human race had learned nothing over the last several thousand years, since almost everything you have been taught to believe is flat out wrong. There have been other teachers far greater than I, who spoke in the nuances of their times but you didn't pick up on the true meanings behind the teachings.
I am not trying to educate anyone in this one article and I am far too wise to attempt to change your beliefs in one fell swoop, other than to advise reading other articles available here concerning the God concept. I thought that concerning ourselves with the recent profusion of articles about the death or non-death of God might be a good starting point to encourage you to look deeper into your inner self and realize that what you observe on the surface is simply a physical reality veneer overlying the true inner nature of your being.
Looking inwardly, might, just might make you curious enough to get busy learning about the true nature of your world and the reality that it supports in such luxurious splendor.
I ask that while reading this article, you hang your beliefs in the "Beliefs Check Room" by the door and pick them up again when you finish this article. You will be surprised to know that your consciousness, yes, I am speaking of the consciousness of you Mark, Susan, Joseph, Melanie and of course all of humanity, existed at that ancient beginning before the universe existed, it just wasn't manifest, or should I say, it wasn't yet individualized or personified. It was "awareized" but not "personified". It knew it was, but it didn't know who or what it was.
Your consciousness existed before the Earth was formed. You were a part of that ancient beginning, and it isn't too far a reach to say that your consciousness has always existed, but had not assumed specificity. You were part of the original bank of consciousness, that original massive energy that I prefer to call "All That Is". There is no new consciousness being created so everything that has existed in the past exists now and everything that will exist in the future has come from the original bank of prime consciousness.
That original bank of consciousness is of course "God" and from here on, I shall try to refer to God as All That Is, since that terminology dispenses with much of the in-grown distortions of conventional religious doctrine, and we could get bogged down in erroneous religious dogma should we continue along that path.
All That Is never was a humanoid, is not now a humanoid and will never be a human being in the normal sense of the word, but let me clarify before someone gets too misled. Humanoid form of human beings is only one species of intelligent consciousness beings inhabiting the universe.
There are countless other beings that have no resemblance to the traditional human form, yet they were all created by or through the auspices of All That Is, and so we can say with full confidence that All That Is, God, wears all faces and exists in all forms, and in that respect is truly all that is, but All That Is, is more than the sum of it's parts.
All That Is is within every thing that lives, the animals, the insects, fish, humans, virus, bacteria, and even humans, endowing each of His multitudinous parts with the same characteristics and abilities that he possesses. There is a portion of All That Is within every living creature. You my friend, possess in a somewhat condensed form all of these same characteristics of the Original Creator, albeit somewhat unrealized at this time. All That Is lives forever, but you live forever. All That Is is a creator of reality, but you too are a creator of reality.
Before you begin to get too full of yourself knowing that, let me say that anything that I attribute to the relationship between All That Is and the human species, holds for all other species, and there is no special place reserved for humans that all living creatures do not also share. You were not given dominion over and were never meant to dominate anything, anybody or any other creature.
In the beginning, there was only Energy that gradually became aware of itself as a Prime Identity. I am not speaking here of electrical energy that you are familiar with, but of Energy pervading everything, and that can be misleading, since there was no physical universe, so for now we will equate it with the dream universe.
There was no firmament, no objects, no air, no sky, just infinite Energy, and by the way, there was also no time and space and no void existed that could even contain a universe. These came about much later.
Einstein knew that energy and mass is the same thing, only in a different form. The one thing he left out of that famous equation was that consciousness = mass = energy or C =E= mc2 (consciousness =energy = mass x velocity squared).
When you no longer inhabit your physical body, you will understand how you can be an active, vital, purposeful identity without a solid materialized form. It's how you existed before you were born and you did it with great finesse unbeknownst to you now. True identity is non-physical; assuming a physical form, is a specialization used in order to gain a new type of experience in a physically materialized world. Consciousness always seeks to be known and to accomplish that it assumes a variety of perceivable forms, both physical and non-physical.
Consciousness creates matter for its own purposes, not the other way around. The cumulative physical matter of the entire universe could not create one speck of consciousness under even the most auspicious conditions. One inspired idea, propelled by eomtion and expectation created the physical universe and I don't need to tell you the origin of that one idea.
One of the great limitations to deeper understanding of spiritual truths is your unbending, rigidly, critically focused attention to that one brilliant light of Earthly physical experience, not realizing that it is just one focus that the human race could have adopted, not realizing that there are other quite as legitimate focuses that you elected not to concentrate on. You think because it is, it had to be that way, but consciousness had unlimited latitude in constructing its physical world.
Other worlds share the same space as earth; you are surrounded by, immersed in and adjacent to other quite as legitimate reality systems (worlds) that coexist in the same space with your earth reality system, some actually moving through each other unnoticed. You will never see them since they are not actualized in the same frequency signals as your physical world.
The belief in one God of one small universe, one world and one human species is so nonsensical to be almost laughable, but it can be understood in light of the fact that many of you still insist that your God created you in His image, inferring that God is human. Each race of the human species creates their own gods in their own image and I can assure you that the God that you assume created you is not the same God that other races assume created their own cultures.
God is an energy essence personality that is within all living creatures and non-living objects. There is vitalized, generalized consciousness in all physical manifestations. There is God energized consciousness in a mouse in a field, in the field itself, in the continent that contains the field, in the world that contains the continent and in the universe that contains everything.
On a micro and macro scale, everything is conscious from the meson, quark, electron, atom, cell and molecule to a mulitverse containing all worlds, galaxies and stars and there is not one speck of matter that is not conscious to some degree. Consciousness created all of the above.
Energy is conscious and again, I am not speaking of simple electrical energy, which is not a force of consciousness, but is created by consciousness.
Finally, in speaking of these matters it is easy to get lost in semantics and word games, so let me try and make my point clear.
God, All That Is, although existing, as the Prime Entity could never exist in human form, since the unbelievable power of such a Prime Being would overpower any physical form, but All That Is found a solution to that dilemma. He divided His Being into infinitesimally small portions, fragmenting His consciousness into innumerable small packages, creating multitudinous entities that would populate all worlds in all universes, thereby creating separate appearing individuals while still maintaining an inner connection with all of His creations.
You are a part of that original Prime Entity no matter what you think about your worthiness, your perceived sinfulness, you cannot be separated from your divine heritage and you cannot lose your soul, since soul being a part of you, cannot be lost.
It would also be correct to say that God (All That Is) does exist in human form since His presence is intertwined within all human beings and all creatures, but as humans, you are not alone in sharing that privileged stance since all species including animals, fish, birds and insects also share that entitlement.
Here's where it gets a little sticky.
Although we speak in "time terms" in order to get the point across, time only exists in physical reality; it doesn't even exist in your dreams. In truth the conscious energy, which is All That Is, has always existed, and so there was no real beginning and there can be no ending. It is the passage of time that gives you the concept of life and death in the first place.
All That Is, is eternal in that respect. You only believe in the passage of time because from your viewpoint, it has always been that way since your birth. Imagine if you were born into the dream world instead; your consciousness would not be tuned into the time context and a reality that is spontaneous, yet blossoms out in all directions in the "now" would not seem unusual.
The universe begins NOW and renews itself in each nanosecond and each NOW contains all pasts, presents and futures. "Consecutive moments in time" do not need to be experienced, and yet there is still room for growth. Growth in the earth system appears as value perception in others, growth in value, not in terms of growth or inflation over time taking up more space.
I'll finish by saying that space does not exist in the way it seems. All space is one space, all universes exist in the same space, but of course, you cannot perceive it that way from your physical world platform. Having said all of this, I trust you will now quit believing that God is dead. The universe is born tomorrow.
If you have questions or comments on this article or any other, please submit them by using the "comments" link after this article, and I will try to address them as time permits.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
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I am well aware that this may seem to be a strange question, but it is a question that I am often asked. You may wonder about this in regards to your own survival or the survival of a close family member.
What actually happens at the time of physical death, and what is it like after the last breath is taken?
Are you still alive?
Yes....but with a different type of body
Do you lose consciousness?
No.....some temporary disorientation may occur
Do you remember things?
Yes.....all past memories stay with you
Do you see God, Mohamed or Christ?.....you see your version of them that you create.
I have written about this subject before, but as I learn, I have additional information that I can pass along to my readers, and believe me, I am learning just as you are learning. I think one of the reasons that I get so many questions about the subject of death and after-death is that sooner or later everyone has their chance to do it. Death does not play favorites, and I have done it many times, and so have you, and I am not alone in this adventure.
Rich, poor, genius or moron, no one escapes the day of death, so, since it is inevitable, you might as well learn as much about it as you can. I think you will be surprised to learn that you are not as un-familiar with the death experience as you may have thought you were. In a rather obscure way, that you may have never suspected, you have encountered "exactly the same" death conditions, many times in your life before unbeknownst to you on a conscious level.
It is important that you become as familiar with the death condition as you possibly can while you in the "alive condition". You have a very handy point of reference available to you to learn what it is like when you are no longer focused in a physical body, and indeed you visit it every night.........the dream state.
So it behooves you to understand the dreaming self and the dream universe that is as familiar to your dreaming self as the physical universe is to the awake self. Actually, the dream universe or dream world is more familiar to you than its physical counterpart even though you spend less time there relatively speaking. Unfortunately, you have convinced yourself that you cannot remember your dreams.
One of the hardest things I have to do is to convince you that something that you consider as not real, imaginary, illusionary, fantasy or delusion is in reality as "solid" to its native inhabitants (your dream self) as is the physical world that you call home is to you.
The dream world is to its native inhabitants, as solid and experiential as the physical world and as you are well aware, has far more freedoms than the physical world offers. I trust that you understand that we are speaking here of your dream self, which is just another aspect of your personality expressed in another dimension. You are yourself when awake and you are your dream self while asleep.
The problem arises from the fact that you are viewing the dream world from your conscious platform within the physical world, not realizing that from the perspective of your dreaming self in his own dream world, you and your physical world are his non-solid, intangible, vapory counterparts and your world seems to him to be chaotic, unstable and less than real.
In a very real way you are always suspended somewhere between life and death, partially alive and partially dead, the reason that you don't notice it is that you as a physical creature, have trained your consciousness to ignore and skip over the gaps of non-aliveness that are part of your perception of being alive.
All reality systems, yours and other probable systems are the result of the Energy of the Universe, Prime Energy, or if you prefer and it makes you more comfortable, the Energy of All That Is or God. The unbelievable vitality of self-consciousness projects energy in the form of atoms, and molecules into perceivable patterns forming materializations that you call objects and events, all creations of consciousness. The patterns, being mental creations are themselves alive with intent, form themselves into reality systems, but there is one strange characteristic of universal energy, it fluctuates, pulsates and flickers off and on, consequently, hence you flicker off and on.
What that means in simple terms, is that everything that is, including you, the world and the universe fluctuate in astonishingly swift on and off pulsations. These pulsations are so swift as to be simultaneous; your consciousness adjusting itself accordingly ignores and skips over the lapses and notices no gaps in perception. It is not that you aren't paying attention to the lapses, it's that you simply don't exist during the missing time.
What this means, is that you, the world, the physical universe and indeed all other physical universes and all physical creations all experience these lapses. Then you may ask, what happens during the lapses, the blank spaces between these energy pulsations?
You could say that the pulsations that you experience in your world and universe are the result of the positive stroke of the energy pulsation, creating the positive universe that you perceive and inhabit. Where does the energy go in the negative stroke of the pulsation? It creates the negative universe, or as it is sometimes called the "Anti Matter Universe" that you do not perceive. The reason that scientists can't detect the universe of anti-matter is that it simply doesn't exist when yours does.
As this pertains to the matter at hand, on a more personal level, it means that you do not exist for exactly the same amount of time that you do exist, so technically speaking, you are dead for the same amount of time you are alive.
Of course, your consciousness pretends that these lapses do not exist, for conscious knowledge of these conditions would scandalize your intellect. Your deeper layers of consciousness disguise this so you are kept ignorant of this period of non-existence.
The dream universe is a by-product of the physical universe and likewise the physical universe is a by-product of the dream universe. You could say that there exists a cluster of universal reality that includes the physical universe, the dream universe and the anti-matter universe that are all related and by-products of each other. One could not exist without the other.
To alien beings not centered in your home reality system, they see only the flicker of world consciousness almost as a plane flying at night sees the electric lights of the earth beneath it, and that is all. They do not perceive your materialized physical constructions, nor do they perceive your physical world.
There is another time that you are at least unconsciously aware of that which happens on a regular basis, and that is when you project from you physical body during the dream state. During the dreaming period, on occasion, your consciousness projects in an "out of body" state, traveling in yours and other dimensions. In other words, sometimes dreams that you consider especially lucid and brilliant in nature are actually out of body projections.
When your consciousness is traveling out of body, the physical form is tended and kept functioning by the small body consciousness with no overall directing self-consciousness present. This state of "absence of the consciousness self is analogous to the same state the personality finds itself in upon physical death.
Remember, death simply signifies a more permanent nature of this out-of-body state. In death, consciousness does not cease to exist, but it does permanently discard the physical body, assuming its native non-physical astral body. This may be a good point to emphasize that at no time are you ever without a perceivable body while you are either dead or alive. Consciousness seeks to be known, so will always adopt an appropriate form.
There are other examples of situations when the conscious self is separated from the actual physical form for varying lengths of time, but I don't want to get sidetracked here so we will move on.
Nobody dies the same death and so when I speak of death conditions, I speak in generalities, and there is simply no way I can apply what happens on death to all persons. There are many probable physical systems of reality quite as real as your own earth, but in all physical materialized systems, death will always be an integral part of life so it is advantageous to become familiar with the conditions you will encounter when that time comes. Until you evolve out of the physical reincarnational system you will always have to deal with death and that could be many physical lives. After that, death as you know it does not exist.
The more you know about death, the less you will fear death. After you die out of your present life, you will first experience a short period of confusion and disorientation during the transition. The more you know about what to expect, the less you will be disoriented.
There is an initial period of adjustment to the new environment, but usually there will be past friends, relatives or acquaintances, not only from this most recent past life, but also from past lives that you will begin to remember. Some of these past life acquaintances may be more familiar and closer to you than those from the immediate past life.
In some cases, your past acquaintances will have moved on to other lives in other dimensions and not be available to greet you, and in those cases there are teachers and guides there to help you acclimate to your new surroundings. In any case these teachers and guides will help you understand the new reality. This dimension is not a permanent dimension, but a temporary "rest stop area" necessary for learning and planning new lives.
This temporary "in-between" dimension is a place of commerce for personalities of all probable physical reality systems, so it is possible that you could meet other probable personality aspects of your total identity.
After some re-education, you will then have to eventually make choices as to your next physical life experience either on earth or in another probable system but until then, you will remain in this in-between reality dimension where you will go immediately after death. You could say that this system is to help you familiarize yourself with a new type of body and non-physical experience.
There are always exceptions to the rules, and some personalities refuse to admit to themselves that they are indeed dead, and they will try to re-activate the physical body, being unsuccessful, they may return to the same physical location that they spent their past life (a house for instance) and reappear there again and again for centuries in some cases. This is analogous to obsessive-compulsive disorder where certain acts are repeated over and over again. In this form you would call them ghosts and this is why ghostly apparitions usually appear in the same places time and time again.
Time does not exist for you in this new dimension, so what could seem like centuries to the alive observer personality, may be a spontaneous present moment to the ghostly apparition. Sooner or later they will understand their condition, make adjustments and acclimate themselves to the new reality and move on to forming a new life.
In most cases immediately after death you will find yourself a bit disoriented at first and will experience a variety of possible scenarios depending on what you expect to experience in advance of your death. You will always experience what you believe you will experience.
This is where these articles and other articles contained in the ABG site will help you to understand what is happening and alleviate any fear you may have. It is important to understand that there is NO TIME WHEN YOU ARE NOT ALIVE as a conscious functioning personality either in life or death whether occupying a physical body or not.
As you probably suspect, this can get complicated, but my main intent with this article is to emphasize that much of what you will encounter immediately after physical death will be what you expect to see, no more and no less.
If you have read some of my articles about creation of reality, you will already understand that you create your reality through your beliefs, thoughts, desires, emotions, feelings and most importantly, your expectations.
You get what you concentrate on. Your beliefs actually coalesce into the reality that you then perceive and experience. In the physical reality system, this takes some time. It's the same whether in the world physical reality system or any after death environment except in the after-death environment, you will encounter what you believe you will encounter, only in this case, instantaneously. There is no time lag.
If you believe in saints, sinners, prophets, Jesus, Mohamed, Hitler or Buddha, you will meet them. They will be thought forms created by you of course, but their appearance will be lifelike and they will be able to communicate. If you believe that you will go through a tunnel with a bright light at the end, then you will go through the tunnel. If you believe in Moses, then Moses will be there to greet you.
If you believe in Satan, you will meet Satan. If you believe in the "Lake of Fire" as the old scoundrel, Jerry Falwell did, rest assured you will find yourself in the Lake of Fire, at least for a while until a new understanding soaks in. There is a divine irony here.
If you believe in a stereotyped heaven, you may find yourself kneeling at the feet of God the father almighty, wearing a white robe, playing a harp and repeating adorations for eternity, or perhaps eating from the tree of life. All thought forms created by your beliefs, they are not realities on their own.
Obviously, the more you know about what to expect upon death, the less disoriented you will be and the easier the transition will be.
This is the area, after settling in, where contact can be made with those still embedded in the physical world, those you left behind. Once you make future life choices and move out of this area, contact will be difficult with those left behind, so this is where you do it.
Where will you actually be and how long will you be there? The assumption is that you will be in another far-away dimension. The fact is that the "After Death Dimension" exists in the same space occupied by Earth. I make this statement because it is required to help you understand, but I do not have the space here to defend the statement or explain it in depth.
All worlds, all galaxies, all dimensions, all planes of existence, the dream world, the universe of anti-matter, all exist in the same space. All space is one space, the apparent separation being one of quality perception and not distance. All ideas exist in the same space as an example. Time and space are illusions created by physical personalities to enhance physical experience and they are only relative while you are in a physical body.
In other words if you insist on distance descriptions, you will be mislead. The after death dimension is as close to you as your fingertip, but in terms of quality depth, it is light years away.
This after death dimension is a place for rest and learning, where you receive the information you will need for your next lifetime. The time you remain there could be as short as a week or several hundred years. No one tells you when to reincarnate or when to stay and learn more about your past lives and about the potential challenges that will adopt in your next life.
Here is where arrangements will be made for your next parental affiliations, and most importantly the prevailing world theme that you will chose to be born into, in other words, you will choose the appropriate time and place that best suits your future intents and development.
Regrettably, I must close, but if you think being dead is what you have been told, a state of nothingness, you are in for a pleasant surprise. There is more purposeful activity going on than you can imagine. Oh, and as a word of assurance, there is NO PUNISHMENT, no matter how many so-called "sins" you committed in life. Death is not a somber thing at all, it is quite the opposite.
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