GOD AND HIS HEAVEN TRANSCEND WORDS, LANGUAGE AND LEARNING
Words, language, and speech are for those in the separated world, the world of multiplicity we live in. Learning is for this world for in this world we are sleeping and inventing a new world and learning about it.
Learning ends at the door of knowledge of our oneness, our return to oneness, first in the purified world of light forms, a happy fiction, happy insanity, happy dreaming that we are still separated and live in space and time.
Thereafter, God opens his heaven’s gate and lets us in, and what is behind the door cannot be spoken in words. (This is a metaphor saying that when we have loved ourselves and all people perfectly and forgiven all people the wrongs, they did to us, hence forgiven our own wrongs to other people, that they and us experience a sense of oneness; oneness is what poets and mystics mean by God and his heaven. Heaven is real; it is in us and we are in it; it is an experience where one sees the physical universe of space, time, and matter disappear and one is now in a field of continuous spiritual light, not physical light for it cannot be seen with our physical eyes, it is a wave of light and each of us is a particle of that light; wave and particles of light are one; in that unified state one experiences perfect peace and joy and knows that all sons of God and God live eternally.)
A course in miracles did not say a word about heaven other than insinuate that it is the union of God and his sons.
(Since the Holy Spirit was created after the sons of God separated from him and from each other, his role in heaven is not specified but on earth, in the dream he enables us to remember love and forgiveness and dream with those and know peace.)
SPIRIT IS THE SAME AND EQUAL BUT WHEN IT ENTERED BODY, SPACE AND TIME IT IS NOW DREAMING OF SPECIALNESS, AND DIFFERENCES AND INEQUALITY AND PEOPLE SEEM UNEQUAL
Matter, space, and time (all three must coexist for each to exist) were specifically designed to make differences, inequality, and specialness possible.
Since the sons of God entered matter each of them have developed special skills and is different from other sons of God; they used their different skills to invent the world of separation; their specialness is reinterpreted by the Holy Spirit and used to return them to unified spirit and when that task is done they reenter heaven, accept their oneness; in heaven there are no use for different skills, for they are no longer living in the world of differences needing different skills to understand that world; they now live in the world of sameness and no one needs any special skill set beyond love.
YOU CANNOT CHANGE OTHER PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF EVOLUTION THROUGH SPACE, TIME, AND MATTER; THEIR EGOS AND BODIES ARE SUITED TO WHERE THEY ARE AT; YOU CAN CHANGE YOU BY GOING INWARDS AND LIVING FROM YOUR REAL SELF, THE SON OF GOD, LOVE AND FORGIVENESS
You cannot live as the son of God on earth because the son of God does not have form and does not speak in words, so, he is represented on earth by the Holy Spirit in our minds; the Holy Spirit reminds us of what the true son of God would do in all situations we are in, love and forgive people.
You cannot change other people no matter how intensely you desire to do so. This is because each person is different; each person is on earth for a different reason; his body and personality and thinking pattern is different from other people.
Therefore, leave folks alone and concentrate on changing you, that is, living from the Holy Spirit, who is inside you, and know peace.
We change from looking outside us (to improve our external ego and external people, egos) to looking inside us and living from the prefect self that is already inside us, the self that God created us as, the unified spirit self, not the external ego self in body, walking in space and time. Spirit is always perfect, but the ego is always imperfect.
I wrote the last section of the above essay because of my frustration with a friend. The man talks like a child; his general fund of knowledge is no more than that of a ten-year-old boy. The inanities that he says irritates me. I humor him and listen to him as one listens to a child or lecture him.
When I lecture him, he feels like I am condescending to him, which is true, and feel angry at me and verbally calls me put down names and then hangs up on me and I leave him alone and, in a few days, he calls, and the pattern repeats itself (he calls me, I seldom call him).
This afternoon, he called me and talked rubbish about Nigerians need to allow Igbos to rule the country. I allowed him to talk for about thirty minutes. Finally, I tried to explain to him that politics is war by nonviolent means, and that you must fight for what you desire and not sit around and ask other people to allow you to rule them.
He felt angry at me and said that I am not a politician and had no right to lecture him on politics and hung up on me.
It should be noted that other people perceive him as I do, as childish; when he participated at Nigerian Internet groups, folks used to say that he is an empty head, even though he always appended the term Doctor to his name; folks made fun of him.
Thereafter, he tried to imitate me and author long essays and asked me where I posted my essays and I told him, and he began posting stuff there, usually silly stuff (he says that he writes because he is bored, and writing is a means of escaping from his boredom; he does not know that writers have something to say and do not write to kill boredom).
He is so childish that he imitates folks, refusing to do what he is good at (mathematics) and leaving other people to do what they are good at doing.
He once visited a friend at South Carolina and spent a couple of days there; the friend bought fresh fish, dried them, and sold them to Nigerian and African stores along the US East Coast and made good money from doing so. When he got back to his state, he called me, and excitedly told me that he is going into the dry fish business. I asked him if he had prior experience in that line of business and he said no, and I told him that it takes about three years to understand any line of business and wondered aloud whether he is going to invest three years learning that new trade? He got angry at me and yelled at me telling me that I was trying to discourage him from going to make money. Thereafter, I learned to keep quiet when he tells me about his latest plans to make money.
Last year, he visited home and saw folks building hotels and they told him that there is a lot of money to be made from that business. He then embarked on building a hotel in Nigeria. He had not worked in the hospitality business to know how to run hotels.
I knew that he was not even going to complete building the hotel for folks are going to rip him off, big time, and abandon him and his grandiose project (and that is exactly what happened).
If you try to advise the old boy, he says that you are discouraging him, so I leave him alone to stick his fingers into fire and learn from the burns.
He is given to boasting; not long ago, he told me that he has more money than I do, maybe so. However, if he is observant, he would know that I am not motivated by money but by ideas. (One of these days, since he is getting old, he would drop dead and, in a week, no one would remember that he ever existed; those who write are remembered hundreds of years after their death!)
Clinically speaking, he has paranoid personality disorder with features of antisocial personality disorder; he is full of get rich quick schemes to dupe people; I told him not to do them and he accuses me of telling the FBI about his plans; I tell him that I am not a snitch, but just a guy telling him not to indulge in criminal thinking and behaving.
I should tolerate him; especially because he is very lonely and likes talking to me to seem to relate to me and people; however, since he is not capable of loving people, he is not overcoming his loneliness; only loving people enables one to overcome one’s loneliness.
June 7, 2022