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Issa~The Sky–and Heaven

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Where does God live, where can one find Him? The overwhelming majority of people involved in primitive forms of religion answer this question by pointing up to the sky, just as they raise eyes and hands when praying. 

Where does the belief that God is above originate from? Maybe the reason is that on the Earth’s surface one sees suffering and temptations while in the sky — tranquil clouds, endless expanse, caress of the Sun, mystery of the Moon and distant stars? 

But Jesus laughed at such speculations: “If your leaders say to you: ‘Look, the (Father’s) Kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. 

“… Rather the Kingdom is within you and outside you” (The Gospel of Thomas, 3). 

“(And) those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed…, they will marvel, and (having settled in the Kingdom) will reign over everything.” (The Gospel of Thomas, 2) 

So, what does it mean — “within you and outside you”? And why the one who has found the Kingdom “will be disturbed” and “will marvel”? 

We have already discussed the multidimensional nature of the Creation. All spatial dimensions exist right here — in the multidimensional depth beneath any material object, be it a stone or a tree or our planet or a human body. This is true also for any volume of space where there are no dense objects but only air. This is what is meant by “within and outside us”. 

Thus, in order to find the Abode of the Creator, one has to direct the search not upward but depthward. First, inside one’s own body — by transforming the emotional sphere: renouncing coarse emotional states (first of all — various forms of enmity: not only anger but also condemnation, envy, jealousy, etc.) and cultivating subtle ones (first of all — all kinds of emotional love: tenderness, caress, ability to admire the beautiful and to attune to it, etc.). Usually, success in this work can be achieved with the help of cleansing and development of the chakras and meridians. 

The further refinement of the consciousness is performed in the spiritual heart. The initial container of the spiritual heart — the anahata chakra — is a volume existing on the subtle planes within the chest of the body. The spiritual heart is a bioenergetic organ that produces the emotions of love. The ability to move the concentration of the consciousness into the spiritual heart enables one, in particular, to live in the world of light and love. 

Jesus said about this: “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God” (Matt 5:8). “Enter into your temple, into 

your heart. Illumine it with good thoughts and the patience and immovable confidence which you should have in your Father” (The Life of Saint Issa 9:12). 

After the cleansing of the chakra anahata with the help of special methods, one can easily cleanse the whole organism: the organism has to be made so pure that it looks transparent to the spiritual eyesight. 

Having purified themselves in this way, spiritual adepts gain the ability to see the Divine Consciousness, to see not with the physical eyes but with the eyes of the consciousness. This can be realized inside the expanded spiritual heart. 

Now let us get back to the subject outlined in the title of this chapter: sky and Heaven

It is not by chance that the word Heaven is different from the word sky. Assigning the same meaning to both of them is a misunderstanding caused by religious ignorance. 

Heavens are the subtlest eons. 

Though these eons are present everywhere — above us as well — there is no sense in trying to find them by looking up or even by flying up. God in the aspect of the Creator and of the Holy Spirit is present in the subtlest spatial dimensions, which cannot be perceived with the physical eyes. One can see Him only having refined oneself (as a consciousness) to His level of subtlety; one can see Him not with the eyes of the body but with the eyesight of the consciousness. 

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’, will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father Who is in Heaven!” (Matt 7:21) 

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that lead to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that lead to the (True) Life, and only a few find it!” (Matt 7:13‐14) 

“… One who seeks will find, and for one who knocks it will be opened!” (The Gospel of Thomas, 94) 

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St. Issa~Evolution and Us

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This information can be accessed at St. Issa website, as well as MANY others; and I would encourage the reader to keep an open mind and heart as I present sections in several sections in my blog.  If this can open an exchange of communication and ideas amongst my fellow human beings, then my hopes for my children will see the Light.

We, inhabitants of the Earth, are used to measure time by days (the period of Earth’s rotation around its axis), subdivided in hours, minutes, and seconds, also by years, (the period of Earth’s rotation around the Sun) subdivided in months and weeks. 

He — universal — has a different type of chronology. It is measured by Manvantaras, which cover billions of years. 

What part of the universe does a Manvantara embrace? — who knows it, except Him? And for us it is of no significance. 

A Manvantara is a cycle of development that consists of two phases — manifest and non‐manifest. The first phase begins with a creation of the world and ends with an end of the world. During the second phase, there is no Creation; there is only He and the “building material” for new Creations.

At the beginning of each cycle, He gradually creates (materializes) dense substrate — the matter of planets. Then miniscule particles of energy are “sowed” on some of them. They begin to evolve on the crystalline lattices of minerals, then continue developing by incarnating into material bodies of plants, animals, humans. In the end, they must achieve such a level of perfection that they become worthy to merge into the Creator and thus to enrich Him with themselves. He guides the process of their growth, grants them a certain degree of free will — i.e. the possibility to make a choice in educational situations created by Him, the possibility to choose their path. We even have the possibility to choose whether we walk the Path of Evolution or the path of involution. 

He loves us like His children. And He constantly offers us new possibilities for making right choices; we either accept or reject them. 

In particular, He gave us Holy books containing instructions on how we should live. If we follow them, we become more and more perfect and closer to Him. If we do not comply with them, it may result even in becoming more distant from the Creator. Pain and suffering are the means that He uses to point out our errors. And the intensifying feeling of happiness, as we approach Him, serves as an indicator of our success. 

We have to try to become “perfect as (our) Heavenly Father is perfect” (Matt 5:48) and merge into Him as soon as possible: He calls us into His Embrace, to the supreme bliss of being in Him, in Mergence with Him. 

“Blessed are you who have known temptations and flee from them! Blessed are you who are reviled and not esteemed on account of the love your Lord has for you! Blessed are you who weep and are oppressed by those without hope (for salvation), for you will be released from every bondage! Watch and pray that you do not come to be in the flesh (again), but rather that you come forth from the bondage of bitterness of this (earthly) life. … (And) when you come forth from the sufferings and passions of the body, you will receive rest…, and you will reign with the King, you joined with Him and He with you, from now on, for ever and ever! Amen.” (The Book of Thomas the Contender, 145) 

To progress faster in our self‐development in the direction to God, we can try to fall in love with Him. “… Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all the soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength…” (Mark 12:30) For it is the emotion of love that attracts and unites a human consciousness with a human consciousness, and a human consciousness — with the Consciousness of God. 

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In the year 553, the leaders of the Christians communities established by that time, gathered for a “council” and decided “by a majority” to exclude from the Teachings of Jesus that part where the meaning of existence of humans and other living beings on the Earth was explained from the evolutionary standpoint. Thus the Teachings were deprived of their integrity and completeness. After that, people unable to find answers to many naturally arising questions began to fantasize. For example, they decided that the cause of our suffering on the Earth is the sins inherited from Adam and Eve, and therefore we are absolutely hopeless sinners; no efforts on self‐perfection can help or are necessary, for it can only seduce us into the sin of pride… All we can do is to keep praying to “patron saints” and to Virgin Mary, begging them to beg Jesus Christ to have mercy on us, so that He sends us to paradise instead of hell… 

But such beliefs cannot save anyone from hell, since they are directly opposite to the Teachings of Jesus Christ. He taught that people have to make efforts on perfecting themselves. In particular, He said: “… The Kingdom of God is being preached (by Me), and everyone is making efforts to enter into it” (Luke 16:16). He also never called us back to paganism. 

We will continue discussing this subject in the following chapters, and now let us look at a few examples of what Jesus said regarding soul’s development in the course of its consecutive incarnations. 

Watching a performance of talented singers, He told His disciples: “Where do their talent and skills come from? They could not possibly acquire such a perfection of voice and knowledge of the laws of harmony in the course of just one short life. Is this a miracle? No. Everything arises from natural laws. Many thousands of years ago, these people mastered their harmony and (these) qualities. And they came again to learn more…” (Tibetan Gospel). 

And when the disciples asked Him about John the Baptist, Jesus replied: “And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who was to come. He who has ears, let him hear.” (Matt 11:14‐15). On another occasion, He said: “… Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him… Then the disciples understood that He was talking to them about John the Baptist.” (Matt 17:11‐13). 

In between incarnations, said Jesus, righteous human souls resurrect in the non‐material world and “… neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in Heaven.” (Matt 22:30). 

In a series of many incarnations, a human being develops in three main directions: intellectual, ethic, and psychoenergetic ones. The first line of development is the most difficult one, taking the longest period of time. 

Differences between people in the level of intellectual development are well known not only in psychiatry, which classifies people into a number of categories: idiots, imbeciles, morons, physiologically feebleminded people, people with serious mental defects (partial dementia, schizophrenia, paranoia, etc.) — and the rest. The intellectual differences can also be clearly seen in the religious field. 

For example, some people are only capable of performing “prayerful” bodily movements and panhandling “for God’s sake”. In Russian Orthodoxy the following verbal construction is widely used: “to pray at something”. This means to make standard bodily movements when facing an object of ritual value. 

People of a higher intellectual level are capable of studying the Will of God for us and doing the necessary work on perfecting themselves, primarily from the ethic standpoint. 

But there are people who are able to encompass the entire profundity of the knowledge about God; through self‐sacrificial work such adepts achieve Godlikeness and merge with God, finishing thus the personal evolution. 

The reason for these differences between people lies not only in peculiarities of the intrauterine development and childhood diseases, and not even in the upbringing or education, but primarily in the evolutionary age of the soul and the efforts on self‐perfection which this soul has already made. 

Tomorrows blog will be on the multidimensionality of Space as Jesus or St. Issa explained them.  Yours in LOVE and Light, JoJo!

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The Day of Far-Off Adventure

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Those born on June 13 are seekers, absorbed in dreams of far-off places and adventures.  Usually, beginning in their youth, their readings and/or fantasies fuel a passion for exploration of foreign worlds that stays with them for a lifetime.  These adventures may involve actual travel to distant lands or be an investigation of mythology dealing with metaphysical worlds, with the past, or with the future.  More highly developed June 13 people often realize their fantasies, whether in business, scientific research or art; the less ambitious born on this day nurse Walter Mitty-like secret desires, and though they don’t actually pursue them, such dreams bring color to their lives.  They must beware, however, that acute frustration may build up due to the disparity between what they want to be and what they are.

Those born on the 13th ANY month are ruled by are ruled by the number 4 (1+3=4), and by the planet Uranus which is both erratic and explosive.  Since June 13 people are so often involved in far-reaching activities, whether of fantasy or reality, they must learn to keep the Uranian part of themselves under control, following their logical Mercury (Gemini’s ruler) instincts.

The planet Uranus indicates change, often violent, and sometimes erratic, unconventional behavior, underlining the extreme nature of June 13 desires.  Although the number 13 is considered unlucky by most, it is rather, a powerful number which carries the responsibility of using its power wisely or inviting self-destruction.

The most misunderstood card in the Tarot is the 13th card of the Major Arcana.  Death, which very rarely is to be taken literally; but signifies a letting go of the past in order to grow beyond limitations, as a metamorphic transformation.  Both this card and the number 4 suggest that June 13 people must guard against   discouragement, disillusion, pessimism, and melancholy.

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The Law of ONE

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As Hermes never tires of telling us, over and over, over and over:  the One Thing and the One Mind are One.  He means that mind and body, Soul and Spirit, male and female, positive and negative, Above and Below, are all One.  All sexes, all races, all species, all life is One.  All life, all death; all heroes, all villains; all angels, all demons; all gods, all devils are ONE.  Unless you find this One within you ¾ what the alchemists called the Stone ¾ you cannot escape the continual dance of becoming that is duality, even for an instant.

That is the message of the Ouroboros. That “All Is One” is the basis of the alchemical principle of changing one thing into another, and alchemical transformation would not be possible unless everything were really One.~Alchemy Guild

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