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Happiness is our Nature

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Happiness is our Nature

Happiness is our inherent nature. You don’t have to search to be happy, you only have to stop seeking to be unhappy. When you stop looking to find happiness through temporary objects, then you are happy. Regardless of life’s apparent imperfections, everything is interconnected. Everything that happens, all occurrences, are a gift from God. Happiness is the enjoyment of our native condition, life is truly radiant with the blessing of the Divine.

                                                                                                    Hermes


Only the Ego can be Offended.

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Only the Ego can be Offended.

The ego lives in illusion, and it is our spiritual destiny to understand this ego and it’s illusions. What is required to fully appreciate this Teaching is the understanding of this ego. We have to have the strength to look at the nature of our appearance. We have to have the resilience to look at what is true about ourselves. No body-mind is perfect; the ego has inherent limitations in its mechanical nature. To accept this is to begin to move beyond our denial about non-perfection. You believe that these Teachings don’t apply to you because you are special, but your very belief that there is a ‘you’ and a ‘me’ is a sign of this illusion of separateness of which I speak. These Teachings are not my opinion, they are true to form in their historical context. These Teachings are an offence to the ego, and they have always been an offence to the ego. If they are an offence to you, it means that they are working. Only the ego or the separate one can be offended! There is only God, everything else is illusion.

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                        Hermes


Hope is Mediocre

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Hope is Mediocre

As we witness the further degeneration of our society, many of us may be inclined towards hopefulness or wishful thinking. What we should really do with hope is throw it away. Hope is a mediocre gesture, it is an expression of self delusion. Hope is a symptom, a strategy of contraction; it is a way of maintaining the illusion of separateness. The ego dramatizes this illusion of separateness, this false reality, which justifies the need for hope. If you understood the nature of our manifestation here you would have no need for hope, instead you would have complete faith in god’s plan. You would be happy instead of hoping for something better. You would be full instead of seeking. Things are as they are, as it is God’s will for it to be this way. Everything that we are experiencing in our lives is completely appropriate for our present state of development. It is not our ultimate destiny to live in a deluded state, in a false reality. When we realize the true nature of our existence we will simply appreciate what we have. We will not be looking for a false sense of security in which to console ourselves, we will live in the enjoyment of this moment with complete trust in the Divine for our sustenance. Then we will be free from the bounds of a threatened and mortal body, then we will bathe in the transcendental force of the Heart for eternity.      

 

                                                                                                    Hermes


Shadow and Light

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Shadow and Light

In many religions death is associated with something dark, as many people since ancient times have associated it with something evil and unholy. Through Understanding, we realize that there is more to death than evil and darkness. In the East many people worship this destructive force as a God. This is because there is a more profound function to death than simply deprivation. Death is the force of change, it is the force of renewal. Like winter, death sweeps away the old to make way for the new; it is a positive part of process of transformation. Everything that occurs happens for a reason, the same force that is behind both good and the evil is the same force behind all the qualities of manifest existence. Cosmic forces conspire behind all events, both good and bad, in service to the Divine purpose. All conditional manifestations are servants to the greater process of Consciousness, and all qualities of life are simply expressions of our Divine nature. All of our successes and failures are simply momentary modifications of the ultimate nature of our divinity and infinite beingness. Without light, all would be darkness, without shadow, all would be desert.

                          

                                                                          Hermes


The Law of Love (Divine Justice)

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The Law of Love (Divine Justice)

       Some of you may feel that life is unjust or that there is no Justice in life. In some sense this may be implied by the lack of apparent Justice in our society. Many may feel that the nature of our society is a reflection of the nature of life and that life is brutal. They may even doubt the existence of God because of the brutal nature of life on earth. We often get angry when we feel things are unjust, or that we have been done wrong; it has a sense of offensiveness to it, like you have been violated or something. Often people have their own sense of Justice. The ego usually has it’s own version of Justice in the world that it envisions. We have our own preferences, opinions and ideas about how Justice should be administered according to our limited viewpoint. Some may even feel that there is no law at all, and that man is forsaken.

       Yes, mankind’s laws are often unjust, they generally do not appear to reflect the Universal Laws that govern our dimension. If you consider this matter more closely, you will find that all the manifest forces of existence are bound by Universal Laws. Divine Justice or the Divine law of Love is implemented through the Universal Laws. These laws are not controlled by any man, machine, or deity; they are de facto laws which underlie the mechanical processes of conditional existence. In other words, they just are. These Universal Laws are responsible for prioritizing the primary processes of manifest existence towards conscious evolution rather than towards bodily satisfaction. Conscious evolution through the purification of karma is the primary means by which God is realized for all human beings.

       Karma is another word for action or deed. The implication of our actions or deeds determines our karmic destiny, as our lives are defined by the results of our past actions. As a result of our decisions, we have to face the actions of our past in the form of present conditions. In other words, everybody must face their karma in this life or the next. One cannot escape one’s karma, as one is ultimately forced to confront the truth of the existence that they have creating for themselves. Basically, you cannot escape the reality of your behavior; you can only avoid it temporarily. By avoiding reality we only create more karma for ourselves. This is the sense in which I would like to describe Divine Justice. This kind of Justice transcends the temporal rounds of materiality and bodily existence. To describe it simply, the more invested you are in materiality the more karma you accumulate, and the more unnecessary suffering you endure.

       God is not to be confused with conditional forms; the more that you confuse your true nature with a false identity the more pain and suffering you will endure. Suffering from attachment to temporary forms of existence is the means by which the Divine Justice is implicated. When one forgets about his true nature he suffers. True prosperity or the blessings of God are not to be associated with bodily satisfaction. The way is about sacrifice through transcendence, this is why suffering is the great equalizer in the process of Divine Justice. The suffering that we experience is completely appropriate for our present state of growth, it is God’s will or it would not be this way. We suffer because we are attached to things that are not God. Consciousness is the priority of life, not bodily fulfillment. The Divine uses suffering as a tool to demonstrate this to us. “Existence is suffering,” as the Buddhist saying goes! This world is not meant to be turned into a paradise, it never was. This is the earth, not heaven! We are here to transcend our attachment to manifest conditions. The sacrifice of our separate self existence is an expression of the Divine law of Love; Love is realized through the transcendence of the appearance of separateness. The nature of Divine Justice is Love,  Love is the ultimate blessing of the Divine.

 

                                                                           Hermes


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