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Big Question: Are You Ready to Leave the Physical Self Behind?

Updated on August 21, 2017
Sermon on the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch, against the backdrop of NGC 384 in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Nebula courtesy NASA, PD-USGov.
Sermon on the Mount by Carl Heinrich Bloch, against the backdrop of NGC 384 in the Small Magellanic Cloud. Nebula courtesy NASA, PD-USGov. | Source

Where do perception and creation intersect and become the same thing? No place in this universe. But step outside this universe, where time and space no longer exist, and you will find what has been called in Buddhism, the "paramita" ("the other shore" or "perfection"). This is where you and the Father are one. This is the Garden of Heaven within each one of us.

How can heaven be "within" if it is outside the universe? Hold on to your halos. You're already there, but sound asleep to that fact. The goal is to wake up. This is what the Nazarene teacher called being "born again" of the spirit.

The native location of an immortal spiritual being is that "paramita" location. But we have become seduced by the "dark side" of the force—the intricate, dazzling patterns of physical dichotomies. We have become attached to physical reality. We have been tricked by ego into thinking that we are ego. That is the real "matrix." That is the "self" we need to leave behind.

The solution? Humility and fearlessness in every situation—a rock-solid confidence, not in any one ideology, but in the power of the creator within.

A long time ago—longer ago than anthropologists will admit to being possible—Homo sapiens was created so that the sleeping immortals would have a vessel for contemplation. In dreams it remains very hard to plan and to build. Only with the physical consciousness of these bodies can we create language, literature and civilization—the critical building blocks to give us the freedom and ability to plan our escape.

Thirty thousand years ago, the escape was threatened by another species. The result would have been an inescapable pollution of the genetic base and a crippling of our ability to speak, to think and to build that much needed civilization. That other species ceased to exist at that time. Genesis calls the agency of that destruction, "Noah's Flood." What really happened, we may never know. What matters is that we made it. We now have the crowning glory of God's purpose on Earth—civilization with its worldwide communication, travel, and burgeoning conflict.

The pain of that conflict is an important ingredient. Much as a mother undergoes the pain of labor and childbirth, humanity must undergo the product of ego in order to see it for what it is. This is the mirror we must look into in order to find our true selves.

Pointing a finger in anger at a political protest -- ego in action.
Pointing a finger in anger at a political protest -- ego in action. | Source

Many will suffer under the weight of that polarization—us versus them: fundamentalists versus scientists, believers and deniers of global warming, jihadists and their victims,... the list seems endless. And the internet makes it possible for everyone to get into the act, raising the level of divisiveness and egotism to unprecedented levels. This is the spiritual meltdown—the crucible from which the phoenix of our souls will be reborn.

Many will ignore the meaning and purpose behind it all, preferring to cling to the physical—afraid of losing themselves in the chaotic lack of awareness beyond their physical senses. But only by losing themselves will they ever have a chance of finding themselves.

Rembrandt's ascension of Christ, against the backdrop of nebula RCW 79. Nebula courtesy NASA, PD-USGov.
Rembrandt's ascension of Christ, against the backdrop of nebula RCW 79. Nebula courtesy NASA, PD-USGov. | Source

Who among us would listen to the call? If Christ were to return in human form and walk among us, who would listen to his call to follow? Who would give up their daily lives to be close to that fully awake being hovering near a Homo sapiens body? Who would hunger for a chance to gain their own awakening?

That is the great threshold. That is the big question: who will be able to let go of this reality, and not linger to look back like Lot's wife? Who will have the humility and strength of faith to cross over? There need not be a physical death to accomplish this, but we must not fear such death, either.

Who is ready?

Find Out How Noah's Flood was an Act of Love

The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood (Volume 1)
The Bible's Hidden Wisdom: God's Reason for Noah's Flood (Volume 1)

This book is from years of my own research into a biblical timeline compatible with those of mainstream science. I wasn't surprised that God's holy book would match his own creation (reality), but there were many surprises, including discovering through science the target of Noah's Flood -- a species which went extinct at that time.

 

Reference:

The Bible's Hidden Wisdom by Rod Martin, Jr. Now available in Kindle, trade paperback and hardcover.

© 2011 Rod Martin Jr

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    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      And the same to you, my friend.

    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      5 years ago

      Hi lone77star.,

      What a Mighty, the Allknowing, God of the Universe we do serve.!

      He is the One who is answering our prayers. May He grant you double portion in answering your prayers. Yes, your encouragement is accepted, the all purpose of my existence is to know, to live and to do the will of my Master.

      May God's blessing be with you always, and may you continue to be a blessing as you are ...

      Shalom

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, @Michael-Milec.

      When I re-read things like this that I have written, even I am inspired and amazed. But the stuff here comes from the Holy Spirit.

      My prayer is that I do not ever mangle the message in delivering it to this physical realm.

      Thanks for your kind words. And please help spread the message of love and awakening.

      May God's blessings follow you always.

    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 

      5 years ago

      Hello lone 77 star.

      Realistic.

      My humble opinion might not mean much trying to express high esteem to your great Hub writing. ( Besides being left speeches , I'm only a 'preschooler' , please forgive me.)

      In search for identity, it was that small inner voice of Higher Wisdom leading me to your address . As I was reading slowly it appeared to me as coming to "Elim, " -- 'springs of water and palm trees '. So much you've offer, my need is great and a journey to the " promise land" continues, me being enriched .Please, continue providing,since what you're providing is source of guide and inspiration .

      By your permission, I'll take with me a souvenir: " what really happened, we may never know." ( while in this body )

      Voted Up, awesome and useful .

      God bless you.

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, KittyTheDreamer. In all humility, I am frequently blown away by what is written in the spirit. I agree -- breathtaking, but I have to agree cautiously, because my own ego still lurks in dark corners, ready to snag any scraps of pride.

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      Kitty Fields 

      7 years ago from Summerland

      Wow, this hub has totally blown me away, lone77star. I don't really even have the words to describe my connection with this hub. Absolutely breathtaking...thank you.

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, Venzkhvam, for your kind words.

      Confidence is a good thing, sometimes. Humility is good, too. Humble confidence is even better.

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      VENZKHVAM 

      7 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      iam following you with permission

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      VENZKHVAM 

      7 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

      i just want to tell you that your comments on the universe and UFO by melphor the lengthy one is very true and i agree to it. he jumps to conclusions fast but good thinker he need to open his question as our tiny brains can have a small limitation to our learning and understanding the the creators world is so vast that the imaginary powers cannot keep a first step in the big universe. but i like the way you think and write. please write more and try to answer my questions in http://t.co/70MaV4g

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, Keith. I look forward to it.

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      Keith120 

      7 years ago from Youngstown, OH

      I Agree! Very good information. Hope to hear more in your other hubs. :)

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Keith, thanks for your inspiring input. We certainly have our work cut out for us.

      There have been many who proclaimed that the end is near, but the end of what? Certainly Earth will continue, but we may not remain here. Genesis 6:3 says, in part, "...My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh..." The flesh will remain, certainly, but the spirit will one-day return to its domain. Humanity has done a lot of subduing in the last several thousand years. Perhaps that is coming to a climax. Things like technological change, speed of internet communication and the like are quickening the pace of things at an exponential rate. Divisiveness is becoming more pronounced, and this is feeding ego toward a critical mass.

      At no time in humanity's history has such a state existed. Perhaps we will see a meltdown from the ego critical mass. Perhaps this will help many of us find the self-awareness needed to take the final steps.

      Then, perhaps, spirit will no longer have to dwell with the flesh, for we will have graduated from our Earthly school.

      And Keith, I love your new question! Wonderful!

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      Keith120 

      7 years ago from Youngstown, OH

      I just noticed that your title said "Big Question." I guess after reading your hub I got excited about it and my response but still my answer is another question. Are we ready to be transformed by faith?

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      Keith120 

      7 years ago from Youngstown, OH

      Great hub, I know quite a bit of information on this topic myself. I've been seeking God for these answers myself. Personally I just needed to know what all this meant years ago when I first excepted Jesus truth in my heart. As far as what I have gathered since I was brought into awareness of by the Holy Ghost I find it very interesting how you wrote this. I will eventually write a hub about it.

      Other then that I am not sure about civilization though, I see where it is good but I also see where it is bad. I guess what I am saying is that we need to get back to the source of things in order to create an existence if you will that in a way recycle the earth's pollution both naturally & spiritually. We have caused this again by the crippling weight of selfish gain. By this we often take the cheapest way to get the product that we want harming the earth.

      I am stating all this because the earth is our home and will continue to be our home. The earth hasn't at anytime been destroyed so why do most believe that heaven is where we are going and that the earth will suddenly come to and end. Correct me if I am wrong but the bible said the world (systems) will come to and end which is the way we have conducted the dominion that was given to us to rule with. The work of our hands lets us know what type of dominion we have been operating in.

      Genesis 1:26-29 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.

      As you said if we are awake to this reality then we can see what must be done and with our whole consciousness replenish the earth & subdue it.

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Thanks, John. If you make it to the capital, I hope we can take advantage of the opportunity to make the trip ourselves. I'm looking forward to it.

      Carl

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      John Harper 

      7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Agreed, BTW may need to be in Manila around the 15th July, will let you know if I am!

      John

    • lone77star profile imageAUTHOR

      Rod Martin Jr 

      7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      John, good question. It guess it's kind of like the movie Matrix. Neo could never go back to his make-believe life knowing what he knows of the "real" world.

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      John Harper 

      7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Perhaps the question should be; Who would want to go back to living a purely physical existence?

      Voted up!

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