|To: Bill Fischofer who wrote (13821)||10/28/2002 7:07:07 PM|
|From: Frederick Smart||Read Replies (3) | Respond to of 28898|
>>Sorry for not responding sooner. My hours are fairly unpredictable of late.
The question is not whether one believes X is possible. The question is whether one believes that only X is possible. So yes, I believe that all of the propositions you put forward are possible, but they are only one of a myriad of such possibilities.
I believe our choices create the reality of our experience and that that is the purpose of free will. CWG calls this process "ceiving". What we conceive determines what we perceive and ultimately what we receive. The purpose of the universe is to provide the contextual field within which our choices about Who We Are can be known experientially and that this is the process by which God eternally knows/becomes/experiences/loves Godself.>>
This may sound like so much rehashing, but I believe there are two diametrically opposed paths when it comes to this process CWG call "ceiving".
How we view the world around us frames which of the two directions we ultimately find ourselves being compelled, guided and supported to follow. These two directions represent a progression along a continuum to/from natural to spiritual to celesitial dimensions and back again - ie. the outer, intermediate and innermost spheres which correspond to 3) effect 2) cause and 1) End/Source.
There can be only one truth path of creation and this is the path of energy, light, truth and love of our benevolent creator - ie. from ONE (1) End/Source through an infinite number of spiritual causes manifesting into an infinite number of effects in the physical-temporal-natural domain.
That there are an infinite number of possible paths does not negate the fact that there two fundamental directions which are diametrically opposed to one another. And there is abundant evidence of these two separate directions in the universe, world and forms of life all around us.
Darkness vs. Light
Desert vs. Green Gardens
Thorns vs. Smooth stems
Rocks vs. Sand
Dry vs. Wet
Down vs. Up
Hate vs. Love
Death vs. Life.
That there are two paths ensure that we have choice. And this choice manifests through our actions as we conjoin what we understand as being true on this infinite continuum with what we will or find delight in experiencing.
If we understand darkness as light and truth we will find delight - ie. which comes from the will - manifesting actions which conjoin with this understanding.
Say for example we believe and understand that the darkness in our world represents "the truth". This is based on our direct, real, experiences of seeing ourselves and others interact with each other. Well, in order for us to continue manifesting the conjunction of this understanding with our will which experiences delight in actions which support this understanding, we will have to continue believing that the darkness of our world represents "the truth."
And the same of course can be said for those with beliefs which oppose this understanding. Some individuals such as myself believe that there is energy, light, truth, life and love everywhere!! That I carry this belief may create opposition or disagreement with others, but that's fine, too, for without the interplay of dialogue involving differing points of view there can be no possibility for agreement which ulimately creates the foundation for understanding.
I believe we are on the same fundamental page as far as the existence of an infinite number of possibilities. It's just that I happen to believe in the existence of these two fundamentally diametrically opposed directions. That I believe this so strongly is really celebration of another infinite spiritual reality which we come to understand and share with others - ie. "freedom."
Lastly, the essence of freedom is the pefect expression of the will of God which is His infinite unconditional love for all His creation.
Peace and God Bless!