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The eight levels of being in the temporal and permanent universes

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The Eight Levels Of The Self In The Temporal And Permanent Universes

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

Each human being has eight levels of the self. In eternity, aka heaven there is one self, the unified self, the self the sons of God share with their creator and each other; in that formless, unified self-there is no separation between the members; there is no self and non self; all selves share oneself; where one self ends and others begin is nowhere; each self is in other selves; there is no space hence no perception;  there is  no seer and seen, no subject and object; all share one self and one mind.

The desire to experience their opposite state, to go from union to separation, entered the minds of the sons of God and they pursued that desire. They could not separate from each other and from their father. So, to seem to achieve their goal of separation they cast a magical spell on themselves and went to sleep and in their sleep dream that they are now separated.

They are still in union, in eternity but are now sleeping and dreaming (in their sleeping they closed their eyes hence see darkness; our physical universe is a place of darkness for we shut out the eternal light of our natural state of union in God).

In their new illusory abode the sons of God invented space, time and matter; they used matter to form bodies for themselves and now seem to live in bodies.

When we went to sleep, we initially forgot our self-consciousness and appear to be totally unconscious; it is during this seeming unconscious state that we constructed the physical universe and our bodies.

On earth, each of them finds himself in a body (of his choice although it is made to seem like what happened to him against his wishes). In body they experience limitations and pains and form new selves, human personalities.

The human personality is heavily influenced by body and society. It can be said that the human body is the primary factor that leads to the formation of personality.

The human body is the means of dreaming separation and its state of health or lack of determines the personality the individual forms.

In our world the individual, with the aid of all other individuals, forms a separated ego self, the dream figure and uses it to try to adapt to his separated world, the temporal universe.

His mind, which is God's mind in him, appraises the reality of his body and world and he forms what we might call the realistic self or the normal self. This self tries to adjust to the exigencies of the physical world as objectively as is possible.

Problems in the real-self dispose the individual to use pure mentation, cognition to wish for an idealized self, a self that uses magical powers to cope with the exigencies of the world.

In a different part of the sleeping-dreaming mind is the Holy Spirit; the whole mind as opposed to the separated ego mind; the Holy Spirit is the representative of God (the father and his self) in the sleeping individual.

The Holy Spirit, the God in us as we sleep and dream separation, does nothing to help the son of God to adapt to his world but just sees him struggle to adapt to his illusory world. He knows that he is trying to adapt to a false world and is not about to make that illusory world real by helping him adapt to it. Thus, you can pray to God all you want and he will not help you adapt to our world; only you can do what enables you to adapt to our illusory world.

The Holy Spirit would like the son of God, you and me, to return to his true self in unified self, aka heaven. Since the son of God wants to seem separated and live in the world of separation the Holy Spirit recreates the self and world the son of God made, transforms them into the world of light forms.

The light self and light world is not our dense world but is real; you can see it in meditative state; it is the world folks who have had near death experiences or even out of body experiences see. To see it you must tune out our world of dense forms.

The world of light forms is at the gate of heaven (close to unified state). From there folks give up the desire for forms and start living in formless but still separated selves.

Clearly, there are different levels of being in our temporal universe. From the Big Bang to only recently, less than 100, 000 years ago, we were not aware of having selves. Thus, we can say that the first two levels of being are unconscious; we were sleeping and in our dreams constructing the physical universe, building galaxies, stars, planets, trees, animals and our bodies. Nobody is aware of the first two levels of self and we might as well ignore them.

In the third level of being, our present status, people are self-conscious; they are at different levels of being.

There are those who are closer to unconscious states, closer to animals than to human beings and there are those beginning to awaken from the sleep of self-forgetfulness. Thus, we might say that our world includes levels three and levels four of being; level three encompasses normal folks and level four encompasses those beginning to realize that their true self is unified self hence they love all selves to love themselves.

Many persons at level four tend to initially construct ideal ego selves and try to become them hence may be called neurotic; if they believe in their imaginary ideal selves they may be called psychotic.

As R.D. Laing and any one with eyes to see observes insane people are closer to God than so-called normal persons.

Upon death, loving persons go to level five, the world of light forms; unloving persons are reborn on earth, at level three to keep learning love.

After that is level six; here folks have given up the wish to see themselves in forms and are now pure ideas.  These folks are formless but still have separated selves; it is they that can enter our minds on earth and act as our guides; it is they that so-called mediums tune into.

From level six folks go to level seven where they are truly at the gate of heaven; they have lost the desire to be in forms and desire for separation.

From level seven they enter level eight; level eight is formless eternity, aka heaven.

For our present purpose , the issue at hand is how to adapt to the world of separation, how to make one's self here on earth, levels three and four, as functional as is possible; it is accomplished through self-knowledge (study of physics, chemistry, biology and scientific and spiritual psychologies) and by desire to  forgive and love all selves.

I will emphasize only of four levels of being and ignore the first two when we were unconscious and the levels where we are pure ideas and or at the gate of heaven or in heaven.

(1) THE SON OF GOD GOES TO SLEEP AND IS UNCONSCIOUS

(2) WHILE UNCONSCIOUS THE SON OF GOD DREAMS AND IN HIS DREAM INVENTS OUR TEMPORAL UNIVERSE

(3) THE SON OF GOD BECOMES SELF CONSCIOUS AND FORMS THE EGO REAL SELF, AKA NORMAL SELF

(4) THE SON OF GOD INVENTS THE EGO IDEAL SELF, AKA NEUROTIC SELF; IT COULD ALSO BE THE PSYCHOTIC SELF; THIS SELF IS MORE LOVING THAN THE NORMAL EGO SELF

(5) THE HOLY SPIRIT SELF, AKA THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SON AND HIS FATHER IN THE WORLD BECOMES CONSCIOUS IN THE MIND OF THE SON OF GOD AND HE IS MORE LOVING

(6) THE SON OF GOD HAS LOST THE DESIRE TO BE IN FORM AND IS NOW A PURE SEPRATED IDEA

(7) THE SON OF GOD IS NO LONGER INTERESTED IN SEPARATION AND IS NOW AT THE GATE OF UNIFIED STATE, HEAVEN

(8) THE SON OF GOD AWAKENS TO UNIFIED SELF, THE UNION OF THE SON AND HIS FATHER IN HEAVEN

So far, I have talked in general terms; let us individualize the discourse.  In the world of separation each of us has levels of the self.

The first level of the self is his self in God; that self in God is now sleeping; that sleeping-dreaming son of God sees itself in body (he chose his body) and experiences that body and his world in a certain manner.

It develops two approaches to the body it finds itself in; the ego real self that takes into cognizance the reality of the body self and society; this is called the normal self.  All of us have normal selves.

If the body is too problematic and the sleeping son of God finds it difficult to adapt to its exigencies he tries to adapt with an ego ideal self; he conceptualizes an ideal self that is able to cope with the world it finds itself in and tries to become that ideal self. He cannot become the ideal self for it is imaginary.

If he persists in seeking to become the imaginary ideal self he may develop neurosis; some persons actually believe that they are their imaginary ideal selves and become psychotic; the insane person thinks that he is his imaginary ideal, powerful self.

The sleeping son of God at all times can consult the representative of his father, the whole self, the Holy Spirit in him while he is in the temporal universe.

The Holy Spirit takes his ego real self and his ego ideal self and uses both to show him what to do to survive in this world while telling him that the ego self and its world has already been remade in a light form of them, a world that is not part of the world of dense forms we live in.

The ideal self is an imaginary attempt to adapt to the problems of this world; it essentially escapes from this world and flees into an imaginary ideal body and self that is not of this world.

Even the Holy Spirit's light self and light world is not of this world.

FEAR AND ANXIETY

The fear of death and anxiety felt by the ego is real for the ego and its body can be destroyed; that fear of death made it reject itself and seek the ego ideal self, a self it believes would enable it adapt to the impersonal tough world we live in.

Identification with the ideal self leads to ignoring the problems that led one to conceptualize the ideal self; thus, the neurotic and or psychotic actually does nothing to adapt to the real world on its terms; he is lost in mere wishful thinking. Yet, he must initially do his wishful thinking; the trick is to realize that wishes are not earthly reality.

If, for example, I try to do physical work I will die; I can only do intellectual work that does not task my fragile body. I cannot stand on my feet for over two hours doing, say, cashiering job or factory work; if I try to do so I would experience excruciating and unbearable pain; if I do not listen to the feedback to desist from doing physical work I will simply collapse and die.

To survive I had to, in childhood, be idealistic and later, in adulthood, modify that idealism with a realistic-idealistic self. I am still idealistic but have now balanced it with realism.

If the individual is mostly loving and forgiving he will occasionally experience his union with God while he is still in the separated, temporal self; the experience of the unified self cannot be sustained for long while one still lives on earth, for that self is not in body and has no form; it is part of unified spirit.

What is more feasible is to meditate and forget the ego self in dense matter form and see one's self in the light form, in the light world; that self and world is our world but our world purified with forgiveness and love.  That self and its world are, as it were, at the gate of heaven but is not heaven; the light world still has forms; heaven has no forms.

Heaven is formless self; it is eternal, permanent and changeless; it has the power to produce physical light and use that light to invent dense matter and dense bodies; eventually, the sons of heaven, guided by their father, the Holy Spirit, use light to produce light bodies and light everything that exists in our world of dense forms.

When they are tired of playing in forms, dense or light they awaken in formless self, heaven, their true self and home. The prodigal son returns to his father; eternity resumes being one self, the union of father and sons as one self with one mind.

I have explored these ideas in detail elsewhere and do not intend to rehash them here. My existential task is accomplished; I have done what I came to do, present reality in secular and spiritual terms.

God cannot be described in words; therefore, whatever any one says about God and his son in their true state is metaphoric. You just have to experience your real self, the union of God and his sons as one self, to know that God is real and is the only reality there is; all else is noise.

To experience God, since God is love, you must completely love; to love you must forgive those you believe wronged you in the temporal universe.

Forgive and love all and know that God is real; alternatively, you may exercise your ego right and argue that God is imaginary; atheism is welcome until you decide to grow up and return to the awareness of your true self.

POST SCRIPT

Tomorrow, May 17, 2017, I am off to a working vacation that will take me to many parts of the USA and thereafter to many parts of Europe; I am done sharing free ideas with folks. I hope that folks have gleaned some useful information from my write ups. Folks can buy some of my sixty books from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles.

 

Cheers,

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

May 16, 2017

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176