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Scott Carey: I was continuing to shrink, to become. . .what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close – the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet – like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens. The universe, worlds beyond number, God’s silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of man’s own limited dimension. I had presumed upon nature. That existence begins and ends in man’s conception, not nature’s. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away. And in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very few people are aware of the grand drama of existence that is going on behind the scenes of personal living. The sense of it may pass through your mind, but the actual desire to pull back those veils and take on the reality out of which you arise into consciousness is a gift from the divine. Part of that exposure to the possibilities of coming into the divine presence or that presence tapping your psyche to let you know that your life is real is the day to day creation of your prayer, the truth of who you have become in your living, the statement that will spill out of your heart without contemplation or conscious preparation and by which the divine will know your readiness to continue your journey to God Union. In this episode, you journey into that place where you are creating that prayer. Feel that space. Open the door. Special treat at the end: a dramatization of a human consciousness passing into enlightenment.

 

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Good fortune in life is the bounty of knowing spirit, and good fortune arises out of the day to day connection between the thinking mind, the mind that has been conditioned by the mass consciousness, and our desire to awaken from the cruel illusions that are perpetuated by the dark power mongers who control the narrative of what the world is. Building a kingdom of heaven within creates a bulwark against the aggressions of the illusionists, including the benign slumbering sheep who have neither the desire nor the energy to look up from their dream stories. No Neos in this group. But here, you and I, step outside the illusion and make daily commitments to increasing the light value of what we do and to creating a counter narrative in our minds about what is real and what isn’t. All this that humanity may eventually flourish, and  that you and I will have vehicles of resurrection into the great beyond when our earthly toil has been completed. For a deeper penetration into these issues, consult Creating an Architecture of Light for the Mind.

 

 

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Reality whispers to us every moment of our lives. The noise of the mind, however, drowns it out until something inside stirs and we turn in a quest to know the truth, to find our way out of the unsolvable dilemma of human existence. The desire to know can never be defeated. Poised on the shores of the unknown we feel the waves of being as they first arrive in our knowing and we ask. What is it they have to tell us? One wave at a time, crest and trough, crest and trough. The reading at the end is from Initiation Human and Solar (1922) by Alice Bailey.

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How many years of tentative living does it take before we become comfortable navigating the world our parents have brought us into? Does it ever get fully mastered? Perhaps. Ask the Zen masters and the other voices of the infinite. Many of us lead very good lives; too many of us suffer immensely for reasons we never fully understand. Never mind the politics and the religious wars that have beat us down as a race. On it goes. At some point in our looking at the outer world as well as at our inner landscape, we experience the urge to turn our search for something special into an exploration of the divine depths, the absolute spirit. Off we go with no truth to cling to. When we respond to such a desire, huge awakening takes place. How to manage knowledge of the void? What to do when we get a sense of how it all works and get a grasp of the tools for moving forward into the unknown?

 

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In the deepest part of your personal psyche, you exist only as a knower of God. That knowing generates an intimacy than can never be overshadowed by things in the world. It’s like a small room on the outer edge where there is room for only you and the infinite, the divine, the absolute, God. Outside that door is the unknown. You feel it and know. That relationship transforms you and your individual life but it also opens the heart to such profound love that all personal drama ceases to have meaning. Here you are on your own as an individual as the finer veils in your knowing of God fall.

 

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The deeper we move into the unbounded reality of the awakening heart, something moves us to reach out into the beyond, to step gently out of the world of pain and struggle into an acceptance that the love that arises in the world and into you and me has an absolute source, and when we realize this source, we learn to bow down . . . again and again. In this episode we take that journey inward by removing the veils that darken the world we experience and the lives we live. Innocent love is real; it exists as the deepest mystery of life. We need merely look up from our stories and step out into the unknown.

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