1- Your Soul Knows Exactly What It Is Doing
98% of the world’s people
are spending 98% of their time
on things that don’t matter.
The Only Thing That Matters: Here is what you wish to do …
Find your answer
to that question.
This requires a deep exploration of the Self.
My Soul knows exactly what it is doing.
My Soul already knows what really matters.
it is a process of recovery. This data does not have to be researched, it merely has to be retrieved.
there is something very unusual going on right now in your life, and all over this planet.
Call it an energy shift, call it a cosmic cycle, call it the overhaul of humanity, or whatever you will, but what’s occurring on Earth right now is, you can be sure, very real. It’s touching lives emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
2- Can You Believe This?
Your life does not have to be a series of worrisome and challenging crises involving finances or relationships or health or family…
It’s one thing to be “aware,” but it is another thing altogether to pay attention to what your Soul is aware of (instead of ignoring it, which most people do most of the time).
This mixture of the two is what might be called Consciousness. When your Mind pays attention to your Soul, and your Mind and Soul thus carry the same data, hold the same idea, and possess the same perspective, you might be said to be fully conscious.
So, in real terms, it is your Consciousness that is expanding as the Awareness of your Soul comes to the Attention of your Mind.
"What’s in the way is the way."
many people have no idea where they’re going. They do not know that on the path they were intended to take, there are no obstacles.
The way people have been told they’re supposed to go is not the way they came here to go.
3- It’s Important That You Know That You Know What You Know
remind yourself of what you do know.
“Knowing that you know” is a major step in living a life focused on The Only Thing That Matters.
The very first Remembrance is that you know that you know.
These Remembrances—what you might call “Soul Knowings”—are precisely what your Soul brought your Mind here to encounter. So you may want to keep track of them.
Your Mind will want to know what your Soul is aware of.
It is in your Soul that your deepest awareness lies.
A Soul Knowing: You already know all that you need to know, and you know that you know.
“How can I access all of this Knowledge that I supposedly possess?”
Bring it forward. Place it at the forefront of your thoughts.
One way is to gather it from a place that appears to be outside of you. That is what you appear to be doing right now.
A second way is to gather information from a place that is inside of you. That is what you are actually doing right now.
Trust that your Soul knows, always, what will next serve you. In fact, that is why what happens next happens next.
4- You’re About to Become an Author
There’s no one else except You, in various forms.
All of us are made of the “same stuff,” having evolved from the same First Source. To use an analogy: When the ocean first appeared, and then expanded, it was not created as something other than its drops. A drop of the ocean is the same as the ocean. It is the ocean, in smaller form. No single drop is other than the ocean. All the drops of the ocean are One Thing: THE OCEAN.
It would not, therefore, be inaccurate for one drop of the ocean to say to another drop: “We Are All One.
A Soul Knowing: We are all the Same Thing, individuated.
We are not separate from That From Which We Have Emerged, nor are we “other than” each other.
Everything we thought was true would not be true. Everything we thought was not true would be true. How would we be able to stand up for ourselves? How would we be able to fight for what is right? How would we be able to justify killing each other.
The idea is to refocus your life’s intention, so that one day it may be said that 98% of your time is being spent on things that do matter.
The surprise here will be that when this happens, your activities themselves probably won’t change very much. Even if everyone on the planet read this book, agreed with it, and began spending 98% of their time on what does matter, people’s activities wouldn’t change that much.
People would still get up and go to work—or create some way to survive.
People would still marry and have kids—or create someone to love and by whom to be loved.
A Soul Knowing: It is not what you do, but how and why you do it, that makes it matter.
They must be aware of the Larger Goal they are seeking to reach. And therein lies the problem. Most people don’t know what they’re doing.
“If we’re not careful, we’ll all wind up exactly where we’re headed.”
Today the earth is populated with billions of people desperately hoping to “get somewhere,” but having no idea of where they’re going.
The first step in moving into clarity on where you’re going is moving into clarity on where you are right now, on who you are to begin with, and on why you are here.
Your Mind, you see, has been trying for years to make sense of a life that makes no sense at all. Now, thanks to the Knowledge of your Soul, you will be placing everything that is happening in your life into a new context—a context in which life finally does make sense.
Part Two - Explaining life’s biggest mysteries, and why there is only one thing that matters.
5- Back to Basics
You are on a journey here. And no, it is not the journey from birth to death. It is a journey from way before birth to long after death.
You are not your body. Your body is something you have.
You are not your mind. Your mind is something you have.
You are not your soul. Your soul is something you have.
Who, then, are you?
a loving, caring, sensitive, compassionate sentient being that has these things.
This Body/Mind/Soul trio will be referred to in this self-exploration as The Totality of You.
A Soul Knowing: You are the sum total of the Body, Mind, and Soul, and each of these aspects of you has a purpose and a function, but only one has an agenda: the Soul.
The function of the Mind is to guarantee the survival of the current physicalization of The Totality of You for as long as it takes to fulfill the Soul’s Agenda.
The function of the Body is to gather data from the physical environment to assist the Mind in guaranteeing your survival, and to place within that environment, in physical form, the nonphysical ideas, concepts, and decisions of the Mind.
The function of the Soul is to experience as many aspects as possible of Who and What It Really Is, using the Body, the Mind, and the physical environment in which It has placed Itself, as tools with which to accomplish this.
The Soul holds Knowledge, while the Mind creates the Experience of what you call Reality.
This is the very reason that The Totality of You came into the physical realm: to Experience that of which It has full Knowledge. Yet if the Mind’s data does not include the Soul’s Awareness, the continuing experiences the Mind creates will not be expressions of what the Soul knows—and that will not serve The Totality of You.
It is very important to understand that the “database” from which you may construct any present reality (i.e., the information that is stored within you), exists in two different places and is accessed in two different ways.
What is being said here is that data about Life is held in “memory” within the Totality of You—and that one kind of memory is Physical, while the other is Metaphysical. The first kind of memory we have called Experience and the second, Knowledge. The first type of memory produces Desire (a yearning for more experience), the second reveals Intention (a yearning for a particular kind of experience—based on Knowledge, not prior Experience).
As you may have guessed, the first kind of “memory” is held in the Mind, the second in the Soul. The Mind captures, categorizes, files, and brings forward memories of every experience your Body and Mind have ever had. The Soul is the repository of all Knowledge about Who You Are, Where You Are, Why You Are Where You Are, and all other aspects of Everlasting Life.
As explained earlier, the sum of these two “data banks” is what humans call Consciousness.
“consciousness raising.”: increase or expansion of the Mind’s database—its limited storehouse of Experience—to include more of the Soul’s unlimited Knowledge or Awareness of Life.
A Soul Knowing: When your Present Experience and your Present Awareness are joined together, the Mind’s Desire and the Soul’s Intention become One.
The level of your Consciousness depends upon how much Experience you have had not only of your physical life, but also of your metaphysical life, the knowledge of which exists in your Soul’s Awareness.
This is, truly, a marriage made in heaven: the merging of the Mind and the Soul.
6- Remembering Again
It is impossible for the human Mind to hold at one time all of the Knowledge held by the Soul. like trying to absorb the ocean with a sponge.
If there’s too much input, the Mind must “ring itself out” to avoid being overloaded. Hence, the Mind “forgets” some of what it once “knew.”
This is exactly what has been happening with you.
A Soul Knowing: The quality of your life is determined by what you pay attention to.
So your Mind brings forward what you need to know, and puts waaaay on the back shelf what you have no urgent need for. Or, to continue now with our computer analogy, while your Mind is adding data to the file currently open on its desktop, it is closing other files to make the operating system run smoother.
geniuses (Einstein, Edison, Steiner, etc. could find the keys to the Universe, but they couldn’t find the keys to their own house.
Such a person is often called absentminded—and that is a perfect description. Certain data is absent from their Mind so that other data—data which they, themselves, judge to be far more important—can be accommodated there.
If you decide that the latest sports scores, or the plotline and character names of the latest hit movie, or the best strategies to help you win the newest video game, are more important than the whisperings of your Soul, then that is the data you will hold on to, and the wisdom of your Soul will barely be heard … much less retained.
You will determine the quality of your life by what you pay attention to.
It is precisely because the Mind’s capacity is finite and the Soul’s is infinite that, if the Mind wishes to review the data of the Soul, it will need to do so in bits and pieces. You sometimes call these bits and pieces “lives.”
When a person’s Mind retrieves data from a previous lifetime (an enormous amount of anecdotal evidence suggests that this is a common occurrence), that person is often called a “prodigy”—demonstrating skills and abilities, wisdom and insight far beyond what present life experience would seemingly render possible.
When, within a given lifetime, that blending of the Mind and Soul of which we have spoken occurs, the Journey on which you find yourself will finally begin to make more and more sense, because you are taking that Journey in a state of expanded Consciousness. Your perspective will have shifted, and greatly enlarged.
if you are using the data of the Mind alone (which the majority of people do the majority of the time) you may do nothing but frustrate yourself trying to get it to make sense.
Then you will run from pillar to post, from book to book, from lecture to lecture, from sermon to sermon, from workshop to workshop, and from teacher to teacher seeking answers.
Everything you’ve ever needed is where you are, within you, right now. You’ve never really “needed” it at all, in the sense of not having it. You’ve simply needed to access it.
“All that You Seek is Within You.”
98% of the world’s people are spending 98% of their time on things that don’t matter. They are ignoring the wisdom of their Soul, either because they are not aware of it, or because they do not know how to access what they are aware of when they need to. They “talk a good game,” but they don’t play it so well.
7- Moving Past “Oh No!”
The Journey you are on, spoken of earlier, is a Sacred Journey, fulfilling a Divine Purpose.
“Life” is that which is larger than any individual or any particular belief system. It is that which animates all of existence. Its energy is found everywhere. Without its energy, nothing that is, is. All that ever was, is now, and ever will be arises out of Life.
If we decide to call Life “God,” the life journey becomes a Sacred Journey. It is simply a matter of what words one uses to describe a single phenomenon.
So if the word “God” stops you in your tracks, read the word “Life” wherever you see the word “God.” It won’t change a thing in the meaning.
Thus we see that the Journey you are on is an Important Journey, fulfilling a Life Serving Purpose. What may not be very clear is precisely what that purpose is. Yet your own remembering has expanded to the point where you now see clearly that Life has an intelligence all its own. (The Universe does not need “instructions” on how to run; the tiniest cells of living matter know exactly what they need to do to replicate and survive.)
A Soul Knowing: The journey you are on is a Sacred Journey, fulfilling a Divine Purpose.
you are part of the basic intelligence that is Life Itself expressing, you can focus and direct your Life energy with specific intent to produce specific outcomes.
All of this understanding is the beginning of living in a way that matters.
As you encounter each new paragraph you may have a sense of knowing already what you are seemingly being introduced to now.
It is your Soul that holds this Awareness—to which your Mind is now being reintroduced.
The word Soul, of course, is another one of those words that many people resist. Many people do not even believe that they have a Soul. Or if they believe they do, they have no idea what the Soul is, or what it does.
What is its function? What is its purpose? We know what the Mind does. We know what the Body does. What does the Soul do?
Some people may see the Soul as sort of a “conscience,” or maybe as a kind of “guardian,” or “angel” (or both)—standing off to the side, with a purpose that is probably good, but whose way of functioning is not at all clear.
Your Soul is not only leading the way, it is showing the way and creating the way.
Because the Soul is not the dictator here, demanding this and commanding that, your Body and your Mind may not always be going in the same direction as your Soul. And while this is the very essence of freedom, it can—as one might well imagine—create in one’s life … how shall we put this …?
8- Surprising News about Your Body and Your Mind
LIFE’S BIGGEST COMPLICATIONS are those that present themselves when the Soul, the Mind, and the Body are all going in different directions.
One wonderful tool is to actually rewrite what has just been read, in your own words, in a personal journal. The idea would be to put your thoughts about these thoughts in a place where you can access them easily, and that which will be much more personal to you than a book.
Somehow a journal entry, with the ideas found here expressed in your own words, will seem much more compelling to your Mind a year from today than this book itself.
Give it a try.
Your Soul has embarked on its Sacred Journey in a single identity eternally, while your Body and your Mind are configured in their present identity only on this particular “leg,” your current leg, of your eternal travels.
The Body and the Mind do not die, any more than the Soul dies.
people misunderstood Who They Are or Why They Are Here—and they have misunderstood that because they have imagined that the Body and the Mind die, while the Soul lives forever.
A Soul Knowing: The Body and the Mind do not die, any more than the Soul dies.
As soon as we understand that we are three-part beings, and that the Body and the Mind never die, everything in how we look at life changes.
Everything in life is physical—including your Soul. What you think of as “nonphysical” is what you loosely think of as “invisible.” Yet visible and physical are not the same thing, and many things that are invisible are physical, as you know.
What most people have never been told is that the essential energy of which your Body and Mind are composed also never ceases to exist—although, unlike your Soul, they change form.
Think of a man who hammers out a new shape from white-hot steel, which is malleable and can be poured until it cools and hardens. The energy that forms the Body and the Mind is likewise “malleable” when it is “white hot”—or, in the language of metaphysics, when it shines brightly with the Light that Essential Energy emits in its essential state.
The shape of the Body and the Mind are altered when the oscillation of their energy vibration changes frequency—which it does when their energy moves into the Physical Realm.
The Mind is invisible, but not undetectable. It is the energy package that animates the brain.
The largest portion of your physical energy shifts its vibration at the moment that you call “death,” rendering it invisible to the naked eye.
Even now, before death, there are parts of you that are invisible. There are some humans who are reportedly able to view what are popularly called “auras,” which they describe as energy fields that surround the Body. They actually are part of the body—and are but one example of the Body having parts that are not usually visible.
consider a burning log in your fireplace. Most of the energy that was the log becomes invisible as it is released. It turns into at least three new energy forms that can be easily identified: light, heat, and smoke. Following this transmogrification, a residue remains. We call this residue the ashes.
It is clear to all that the ashes are but 5% of what was once a much larger physical object. What happened to the rest of the log? Can it be said that its energy is “dead”? No. No energy ever dies. Energy simply changes form. The rest of the log “went up in smoke.” Or became the heat and light of the fire.
Your own Body and your Mind transmogrify in the same way. As the largest portion of the Essential Energy that was your Body and your Mind changes form, continuing to exist as part of The Totality of You, the tiniest portion of residue remains.
A Soul Knowing: No energy ever dies. Energy simply changes form.
This is the portion of The Totality of You that you have chosen to leave behind. What goes with you is what serves the Soul. This aspect of your Body and Mind later reconstructs itself at the instruction of the Soul.
Throughout all of this the Soul’s identity has not been, and never will be, changed. Only the Essential Energy of the Body and the Mind has been reassembled, in a new version of Life Expression.
9- Of Snowflakes and Trees
What you are now being invited to do is delete much of your Old Story about Life and how it is, Death and what it is, and God and who it is to make room for a New Story.
The Parable of the Snowflake:
Once upon a time there was a snowflake. It’s name was Sara. Sara the Snowflake had a brother named Sam. Sam the Snowflake.
Sara and Sam both lived a good life—but they feared for the day that they would die, melting away into the nothingness. Then one day the Snow Angel appeared to both of them. “A snowflake is eternal. Did you know that?” the Angel said, and then the Angel explained:
“The very first snowflakes in the history of the world are the snowflakes that are falling today. They fall from the sky as highly individualized physicalizations. There are no two snowflakes alike. There never have been, in all the history of snowflakes.
“The flakes are awesomely beautiful in their individual design. No one who watches them falling from the heavens can fail to see their exquisite splendor. People run outside when snowflakes fall, beholding their breathtaking magnificence.
“As they land, they merge with one another. People call a huge collection of them on the ground simply ‘snow.’ They don’t say, ‘Look at that big pile of snowflakes.’ They say, ‘Look at that mountain of snow.’ They see all the individual snowflakes as One. And indeed, the snowflakes are One with One Another.”
“Soon the sun comes out and the snow melts, each flake disappearing, one by one. They don’t, of course, disappear at all. They simply change form. Now they are water, rippling together in a sparkling puddle or flowing together in a little stream.
“The sun continues to work its magic, and soon the water itself disappears. Or seems to. Actually, it, too, simply changes form. It evaporates, rising into the air as invisible vapors and gathering there in such concentration that they are visible again—as clouds.
“As more and more vapors gather, the clouds become heavy with their moisture. Soon, once again, the moisture falls, raining down upon the earth. And if the temperature is just right, the falling rain turns into snowflakes again—no two snowflakes alike. Ever. In the history of snowflakes.”
Sara and Sam were never so happy in their entire lives. Suddenly, everything was what you might call … crystal clear.
There was never a time when You were not. There will never be a time when You will not Be.
While each physicalization is absolutely and gloriously non-identical, they are nevertheless All The Same Thing. And so they merge into a single essence.
You are not “no longer here,” You are simply “no longer visible.” Yet You exist, fully self-conscious and fully self-aware, until You return again to total visibility through full physicalization.
And here is a great secret. You are never not “physical.” You are sometimes simply less physical. Even as a snowflake is never not physical. When it is snow, it is physical. When it is water, it is physical. When it is steam, it is physical. When it is vapor, it is physical. When it is moisture, it is physical. When it is unseen and utterly invisible, it is physical. When it falls from the clouds as rain, it is physical. And when it hits the freezing temperature beneath the sunlit clouds, it crystallizes, becoming a snowflake once again.
What a journey the snowflake has taken! Changing form, changing form, evermore changing form, finally returning as another snowflake, magnificently different from its earlier version, but still, in essence, the same.
And what a journey you have taken. It is a Sacred Journey, with a Divine Purpose.
What is being said here is that all expressions of physical life have the ability to transmogrify, and all life on earth does so.
The Truth of Trees
If you could sit at your window for many, many years and just watch the tree outside your house, you would see that the tree never dies, but simply changes form.
When a tree reaches the grandest height that it is going to reach in its present form, it drops itself onto the ground. (That is, it ultimately falls over.) Yet the seed that it earlier dropped is not something else. It is part of the tree, just as a drop of ocean water is part of the ocean itself. We are simply giving different names to the same thing in different forms.
When the tree drops a seed, it is dropping itself onto the ground; it then plants itself into the ground, then experiences itself growing all over again, in what appears to be another “body.”
You can even cause a tree or a plant to do this in mid-cycle, by taking a mere clipping from the tree and putting it into water.
Where does one tree end and the other tree begin? Because they are physically separated, does that mean they are not the exact same Essence?
In our limited human understanding, we have equated physical separation with essential differentiation. But what if there are no differences at the level of Essence?
There are not. And this is what is meant by Eternal Life.
It has been built into every form of Life that exists. From stars and planets to entire solar systems. Yea, to entire universes. From people and snowflakes and trees to entire ecosystems, and everything in them, each aspect of Life experiences the fact of its own eternal existence and its own Energy Essence in accordance with its own level of Consciousness.
What is this Essence that transfers from one snowflake to the next, from one tree to the next, from one solar system to the next, from one “physicalization” to the next, from one “lifetime” to the next?
It is The Only Thing There Is, continually transmogrifying. It is Divinity, indivisible but made individually visible, over and over again, through the expression that we call Life Itself.
It is the Single Soul, reborn. It is the One Thing, multiplied. It is God, reshaped.
It Was In The Beginning, Is Now, and Ever Shall Be, world without end.
It is You.
10- There’s Even More to Remember
you and all other things are One Thing, differing in form and composition, but identical at the level of Essence.
The fact that your Body and your Mind as well as your Soul exist forever creates a whole new context for the living of your life, affecting dramatically the how and the why of it—for this fact suggests that your Body, Mind, and Soul are equal parts of you and are meant to be used together. This is not the way they are always used. In fact, for most human beings, this is not the way they are usually used, or even sometimes used. The number of people who operate from the Body, Mind, and Soul simultaneously is, relative to the total population of the earth, rather small.
while your Soul is, in fact, “leading the way” on The Sacred Journey by clearing a path, your Body and your Mind, as equal free agents, are no less important on the eternal trek you are taking.
And because they are equal free agents, they do not necessarily have to follow the Soul on its path. And that piece of information is not inconsequential.
The Life Path Metaphor
In this symbolic story of how things are, your Body, your Mind, and your Soul are proceeding along a path. It is The Path of the Soul, called that not because your Soul is the only one taking it, but because your Soul is leading the way.
Yet while the Soul is leading the way, it is not requiring or demanding that its companions follow its lead. So, your Body and your Mind sometimes veer from The Path, setting out into the woods on either side, seeking a different adventure.
Tromping through the woods can seem like fun for a while if you imagine that you are only your Body and your Mind, but sooner or later you realize that you’re much more than that … and then you begin to sense that you’re taking a very long time getting to where the Much-More-Than-That seeks to go.
The promises you have made have been entered into between you and yourself. They are promises to make more of this life than it seems to be; to be more in this life than you appear to be; and to give more to this life than you receive—so that Life Itself may be extended, with Its expression expanded. For it is the function of Life to create more Life through the Process of Life Itself.
Your promises, as part of all this, were not made at the level of Mind. They were entered into at the level of Soul, prior to your birth. And, of course, the word “promises” is a human term, used simply to get across an idea. A more accurate word might be “processes.” These are the processes that Life Itself uses to ensure that Life Itself continues. These processes are encoded into your physical being as part of your very DNA—what might be called your Divine Natural Awareness.
When humans forget or ignore the fundamental processes of Life Itself they are, essentially, stepping off The Path of the Soul—which is the shortest path to where all humans yearn to go. The irony here is that at the same time they are leaving the Soul’s path, humans complain that they are not getting anywhere.
A Soul Knowing: Going the long way is not the same as going the wrong way.
The good news is that while it may appear that you are not “getting anywhere” when viewed from the perspective of Body and Mind alone, this is not true. You are getting somewhere, but because you have “strayed from The Path” and wandered into the woods, you are now getting to where you are going the long way.
Yet going the long way is not the same as going the wrong way.
This is very, very important for every human being to remember. Through this Awareness, hope can replace despair, and that is wonderful because while despair is blind, hope has eyes.
start paying attention to the signs along the way.
11- The Most Important Question of Your Life
The Life Path Metaphor – Part II
a journey that is painful or arduous is what you may encounter if you stray too far from The Path and try to make your way to the top of the mountain through the thick forest.
What you could really use now is a Sherpa.
Enter: The Soul.
n this hike your Soul is leading the way for good reason. It has already been to the mountaintop, so it knows how to get back—and its way is the fastest way.
In fact, your Soul is at the mountaintop now.
That’s right. The Soul is not really “going” anywhere. It already is where the Body and the Mind seek to go. The Soul, like God, is—already and always—Whole, Complete, and Perfect. It requires and needs nothing. It simply chooses to know itself in its own experience. In this, it is exactly like God. In fact, it is God, individualized.
The Totality of You—that is, your Body, Mind, and Soul combined—is thus both the journeyer and the destination. Part of It is journeying, and part of It is already where It is going. The purpose of the Journey is for the Totality of You to be able to experience what the part of you called your Soul already knows of you.
A Soul Knowing: There is more than one way to the mountaintop, and there is no right way to get there.
By dividing your Self into three parts, you can both know and experience at the same time your true identity over and over again—your Body and your Mind assuming different forms from lifetime to lifetime, even as your Soul retains eternally its original and only form.
The purpose of the Body and the Mind taking different forms is to provide the Soul with endless differing expressions through which it can experience cyclical reunification with God, even as the Body and the Mind experience repeated reunifications with the Soul.
What the Soul is doing at the macro level, the Body and the Mind are doing at the micro level. It is all the Same Journey, taken by every Life Form, each in its own way, across the cosmos.
On your journey, the Soul is technically not leading you to your destination; it is calling you there. The Soul is going to keep showing the way and, by cutting through the thicket from the other end as it connects with your Mind and Body, creating the way. But, as mentioned, it will never insist that you take the way.
This is because your Soul knows that there is more than one way to the mountaintop, and that there is no “right way” to get there. There may be some ways that are faster than others, but “faster” doesn’t mean “right.” It simply means “faster.”
Completion is the goal.
It is the plan.
It is the aspiration, the wish, and the desire.
It is the target, the aim, the intention, and the ambition.
It is the brass ring. It is the Holy Grail.
What needs to be made clear now is how to reach Completion. What does that “looks like?”
If the Agenda of the Soul is to reach Completion on its Sacred Journey (and it is), there is only one question in Life that is truly important:
How does what I am doing right now serve the agenda of my Soul?
12- A Complete Explanation of “Completion”
It is only through the experience of the Body, Mind, and Soul reaching Completion of The Sacred Journey that The Totality of You can fulfill The Divine Purpose.
The Agenda of the Soul, The Sacred Journey, and The Divine Purpose are all facets of the same diamond.
The Mind and the Body daily cry out in bewilderment: There is so much to see! There is so much to do! There is so much to be pleasured by, to be afraid of, to get excited about, to worry over, to be concerned with, to spend time on! What should I be focusing on? What should I be paying attention to?
It is the Soul that daily answers the cry of the Body and Mind by telling The Totality of You what to focus on and pay attention to.
The Body and the Mind, however, are not always convinced that this is “the way to go.” For one thing, traveling The Path does not always seem to the Mind and Body to be as much fun, and not nearly as much of an adventure as tromping through the unchartered territory of the woods on a snowy evening. Compared to this, The Path may seem boring.
But Because there will be less and less for you to be worried about—and eventually, nothing at all for you to be afraid of—you will at last be able to live your life to the fullest.
Yet what is living life “to the fullest”? What does a full life look like? A life filled with achievement? With fame? With fortune? With the love of one’s family? With children raised wonderfully and sent off on a joyful path? With many things done and experienced? Just what, exactly, is a “full life”?
It is a life that brings the greatest satisfaction, which transcends all of these things. It is a life that follows the Path of the Soul.
A Soul Knowing: When Essence becomes Expression, and Expression becomes Experience, The Totality of You has known Divinity.
As you follow the Path of the Soul you will find yourself doing many, if not all, of the things that you may have done if you had “strayed” from that path—but you will do them for a different reason, and thus, in a brand new way: a way that produces the Body and Mind’s full physical expression of the Soul’s metaphysical Essence.
When Metaphysical Essence becomes Physical Expression, Experience and Awareness become One, and The Totality of You has achieved Completion. And when The Totality of You achieves Completion, you behold the greatest joy you could ever imagine: the bliss of knowing Divinity, flowing through you, as you.
Now, here is an important piece of information: This process is not a one-time thing. It can happen many times during a single physical life. It can, in fact, happen many times during a single day. Indeed, it is the Soul’s Agenda to create the perfect conditions for it to happen in every moment, and to make every moment a Holy Experience. And that is a “full life!”
(See The Holy Experience, a book describing the encountering of Life in this particular way. The book is free for the downloading at www.cwgportal.com.)
You may have already known that the Agenda of the Soul is something to which you should be paying attention, but it might not have been made clear to you just how important it is to your personal, earthly well-being.
Yes, not just to your spiritual well-being, but to your physical, psychological, emotional, social, and even financial well-being as well.
There is nothing else in Life that can bring you security, health, prosperity, happiness, and inner peace faster or more abundantly than the achieving of Completion. This is, of course, the opposite of what you have been told. There are, you have been advised, many other things to which you must pay attention.
You have been told that to be happy in Life you need to get the guy, get the girl, get the car, get the job, get the house, get the spouse, get the kids, get the better job, get the better house, get the promotion, get the grandkids, get the gray hair, get the office in the corner, get the retirement watch, get the illness, get the burial plot, and then get out.
that The One with the Most Toys Wins, that It’s Every Man for Himself and that The End Justifies the Means, that Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees and that You’re to Be Seen and Not Heard and that You Are Not to Color Outside the Lines and that You Made Your Bed and Now You Have to Lie in It.
Your Mind has been filled with many, many others messages that have created a day-to-day reality so far removed from your real reason for being on the Earth that it is a wonder you find any joy or excitement in life at all.
Now you are being told that the only thing that matters doesn’t have to do with any of this. The missing puzzle piece revolves around how you reach Completion on The Sacred Journey of the Soul. Can this be true?
all that you may imagine that you need—will take care of itself. It will take care of itself by itself.
Don’t go around asking,
“What are we to eat?” “What are we to drink?”
“Wherewithal shall we clothe ourselves?”
Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven,
and all else shall be added unto you.
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a physical location, it is a State of Being. It is, in fact, the state of being “Complete.” And so it is perfect that the two phrases are used here interchangeably.
It is literally “heaven” for humans to find themselves in a state in which there is nothing left to be, do, or have in any given Moment in order to experience inner peace, total love, and absolute bliss, because All That Is and all that one could ever desire is fully present, fully expressed, and fully experienced Right Here, Right Now.
You are Complete.
The Agenda of the Soul is to bring The Totality of You to this very State, so that the aspect of Life that is called “you” may express, experience, reflect, demonstrate, and personify the aspect of Life that is called Divinity.
This is your Basic Instinct.
Survival is the Basic Instinct of most chemical or biological life forms. It is what makes flowers turn toward the sun. It is what makes birds fly to warmer climates. It is what makes turtles recede into their shells. It is what makes lions roar and rattlesnakes shake their rattle.
A Soul Knowing: The Kingdom of Heaven is not a physical location, it is a State of Being.
If your Basic Instinct were survival, you would run away from the flames of the burning house. But you run into the flames, because you’ve heard a baby cry. In that Moment your survival is not the issue.
If your Basic Instinct were survival, you would turn away from the man with the gun. But you stand between the man and the person he is assaulting. In that Moment your survival is not the issue.
Something deep inside of you, something you cannot describe or name, calls to you in such Moments to demonstrate at the highest level Who You Really Are.
et they had no fear—not even a thought of fear—at the time, because Who They Really Are knows that survival is not the issue. It knows that their survival is guaranteed. There are no questions about whether they will survive, the only questions are: How? In what form? Why? And for what purpose?
These become, in moments of self-realization, Life’s Only Inquiries. And in moments of self-realization, the Mind and the Soul answer as One.
As a human, your Basic Instinct is on display when the Complete Being that is you is Completely Remembered, Recreated, Reintegrated, and Reunited with Divinity.
Even as the tiniest cell within you is a member of your Body, so is every element of physical Life a member of the Body of God.
When the Mind’s Experience and the Soul’s Knowledge combine to produce elevated Consciousness, human beings choose to experience themselves once again as members of the Body of God. They are thus said to have Re-Membered.
This is what is meant by Completion.
13- Evolution Never Stops
THE EXPERIENCE OF COMPLETION is a coming home.
… with great innocence I pushed off
into the open sea
and have been away from my Home
so long now that I would not recognize my own face
but I know that Home
It is the nature of The Sacred Journey to be cyclical. undertaken and completed over and over again at ever-expanding levels of manifestation. very much like going through school.
But Like the tree outside your window, whose seed carried within it all the coding required for it to grow into what it has become, you arrived here knowing everything you needed to know to be everything you were designed to be.
A Soul Knowing: There is nothing you need to learn.
as a tree has many rings, you conclude a Growth Phase and begin a New Growth Phase hundreds of times during a single life.
Is it your idea that you live in a cruel and heartless world? Do you have it constructed that Life is against you; that you are simply unappreciated, unrewarded, or even worse, unworthy?
Nothing could be further from the truth. It is, in fact, exactly the opposite. It is because you are deeply appreciated, richly rewarded, and gloriously worthy that your life is presenting you with this current Invitation. You have reached Completion before and you have done it again, and now you are being elevated to the next level, as you advance ever onward.
This is The Agenda of the Soul, and this process, Beloved One, is called evolution. It is a process of which you are a Living Demonstration.
The bliss of evolving to higher and higher levels of Divinity is the ultimate attraction. It is the Impulse of the Divine, in You.
How do I choose for Divinity to be expressed through me in the next grandest way in this moment?
In your answer is found a true act of Creation. In your reply is found a true experience of Free Will. In your response is found God, in the act of being God Itself.
God is what you say God is. Love is what you say love is. Truth is what you say truth is. Nothing has any meaning save the meaning you give it.
Can you live in such a world, a world without Absolutes? In such a world You are the Determiner. In such a world You are the Decider. In such a world You are the Declarer.
A Soul Knowing: Heaven is not a kingdom where you pay homage to someone else. It is a kingdom where you treat yourself as royalty.
In such a kingdom, you are the Creator.
It is not a kingdom where everything has been decided for you, it is a kingdom where you get to decide about everything. Now that is truly “heaven.”
Will you allow yourself to re-create yourself anew, in each Golden Moment of Now, in the next grandest version of the greatest vision ever you held about Who You Are?
Will you consciously give Divinity the experience of knowing Itself and showing Itself in, as, and through You?
“You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding. You are peace and joy and light. You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion. You are the deepest wisdom and the highest truth; the greatest peace and the grandest love. You are these things. And in moments of your life you have known yourself as these things. Choose now to know yourself as these things always.”
14- The Process, The Path, and The Purpose
THERE IS NO SUGGESTION in all that has been said here, and it should not be implied, that in the process of Divinity Expressing, what one is doing is irrelevant or unimportant.
Everyone is always doing something. It is impossible not to be doing something.
Even when you sleep, your Body and Mind are doing something: beating your heart, growing your hair, dreaming your dreams, even sometimes solving your problems.
You are always “up to” something. The question is not, “What are you up to when you are fully conscious and awake?” The question is, “How and Why?”
The answer to that question lies in the perspective you embrace about the reason anything in particular is happening, and the way you’re going to play your part in it —even if your part is only that of an observer.
(Actually, there’s no such thing as “only” an observer. Quantum physics tells us that “nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer.” This means that even the act of simply observing something in a particular way impacts what is being observed, from near or from afar.)
So whatever you are doing with regard to any situation or during any moment in your life—simply observing or engaging more actively—remember this always: “Doingness” demonstrates Who You Are; it does not create it.
In this, most of the human race has it backward.
Seeking to experience yourself as Who You Are is The Path of the Soul. Throughout your life you are moving ever and ever closer to Self-Realization. When you demonstrate Who You Are, you achieve Self-Realization and, having reached Completion of the Sacred Journey, your Divine Purpose is fulfilled.
You have experienced more than a few moments in which you expressed the qualities of the Divine. Your humility (or your culture) may prohibit you from labeling it as that, or describing it this way, but a rose by any other name is still a rose. You have behaved with utter magnificence on many occasions.
Your Soul is not on a wild-goose chase. It is not moving through Time and Space forever without a clear objective. Quite to the contrary, the Soul’s objective is very clear.
Remember that it was said: When Divine Purpose has been fulfilled, then your Soul has reached Completion on The Sacred Journey—and this is accomplished in stages.
The Divine Purpose is for Life to be used by Divinity to express Divinity in order that Divinity may experience Divinity is all of its aspects.
In short, God is using Life in order to experience Itself.
Divinity can be experienced only through the expression of it. Divinity can be imagined, it can be thought about, and it can be held in Awareness by the Soul, but until it is expressed, it is merely a concept; unless it is expressed, it cannot be experienced.
A Soul Knowing: Until you express Divinity you cannot experience Divinity.
You can talk about Love, you can imagine Love, you can think about Love, you can hold Love as an idea conceptually, but until you express it, you cannot experience it.
You can talk about Understanding, you can imagine Understanding, you can think about Understanding, you can hold Understanding as an idea conceptually, but until you express it, you cannot experience it.
You can talk about Forgiveness, you can imagine Forgiveness, you can think about Forgiveness, you can hold Forgiveness as an idea conceptually, but until you express it, you cannot experience it.
To help the Mind better grasp this, let’s use that aspect of human life called Sexuality. You can talk about Sexuality, you can imagine Sexuality, you can think about Sexuality, you can hold Sexuality as an idea conceptually, but until you express it, you cannot experience it.
you can hold all of these things as ideas conceptually, but until you express all of these things in you, through you, as you, you have not experienced Divinity.
And you will never have an opportunity to experience these things unless Life provides you with such an opportunity. This is what Life is doing every day. Indeed, this is the purpose of Life Itself.
Therefore, when Life brings you challenges; difficulties; and unique conditions, situations, and circumstances that are ideally suited to bring out the best in you, “judge not, and neither condemn,” but be a Light unto the darkness, that you might know Who You Really Are—and that all those whose lives you touch might know who they are as well, by the light of your example.
God cannot experience all that God is within the Spiritual Realm alone, because in that realm there is nothing that God is not.
The Realm of the Spiritual is the place where God is all there is, where Love is all there is, where Perfection is all there is. It’s a wonderful place, because there is nothing but Divinity. It is, in short, what you would call heaven.
There is, however, this particular reality: There is nothing that God is not. And in the absence of what God is not, what God is … is not experienceable.
The same is true about you. You cannot experience what you are except in the presence of What You Are Not. Nor is anything able to be experienced unless it is in a Contextual Field that includes its opposite.
The light cannot be experienced without the darkness. “Up” has no meaning in experience without “down.” “Fast” is simply a term, a word having no meaning whatsoever without “slow.”
Likewise, in the absence of something “finite,” “infinity” cannot be experienced. Put into theological terms, we can know “Divinity” conceptually, but we cannot know it experientially.
Therefore, all the people and events of your life—now or in the past—which seem to be “at odds” with who you are and what you choose to experience, are simply gifts from the highest source, created for you and brought to you through the collaborative process of co-creating souls, allowing you to find yourself in a Contextual Field within which the fullest experience of Who You Really Are becomes possible.
The Divine Purpose is to expand the Reality of God.
God is growing—becoming more of Itself—through the process called Life. God IS this process.
God is both the Process of Life Itself … and the result of it.
Thus, God is The Creator and The Created. The Alpha and the Omega. The Beginning and The End. The Unmoved Mover. The Unwatched Watcher.
In not so simple terms, God cannot “grow” because everything that God ever was, is now, or ever will be, Is Now.
There is no Time and there is no Space. Therefore, there is no time in which to grow, and no space into which to grow.
No finite form, by the very reason of its being finite, could hold the infinite consciousness, awareness, and experience of The Whole, yet each individuated form was designed uniquely to reflect a particular aspect of Divinity Itself. Putting all these aspects together again, as one puts the pieces of a puzzle together, produces a picture of what all the pieces create.
All the pieces are part of the picture, and no piece is less a part of the picture than any other.
human Consciousness can expand even to a point where it once again knows itself as part of The Whole.
Jesus, for instance, said: I and the Father are one. He understood his relationship to God perfectly. He understood that the picture which the puzzle created was not Complete without him. He was The Completion.
A Soul Knowing: God is both the Process of Life Itself and the result of it.
Take one piece of the puzzle away and the picture is not Complete.
The individual piece recognizes itself as The Puzzle Itself, simply divided.
15- How It All Works
THE STORY OF HUMANITY’S birthing into the cosmic community of Highly Evolved Beings is already complete, etched into EverMoment.
All has already occurred in that place of Time/No time. It is only the re-witnessing of The Story, with the eyes of our own Consciousness gazing upon it, that is awaited. It is us, bearing witness, that makes the story’s unfoldment real to us.
To fully understand the above, hold a DVD of your favorite movie in your hand. Notice that the entire movie already exists on the disc.
When you put the DVD into a player and watch the story unfold, even you know that everything has already happened. The disc player isn’t creating the story as it goes along, it is simply accessing the story that has already been created. It is projecting a miniscule portion of what is all there in whole and complete form onto your viewing screen frame by frame. This makes it appear as if it’s actually happening frame by frame, even though you know in truth that it’s all already on the disc, right to the story’s very end.
You can hit Fast Forward and actually watch the story unfold rapidly, no longer in real time (as you understand “real time”). In real life, we all know how “time flies” when you’re having fun.
Conversely, you can observe the story on the disc in slow motion—and many are those who will swear to you that they have watched a critical Moment in their own lives happening as if everything had slowed down.
That’s as close as this narrative can come to explaining, using a simple illustration that the Mind easily embraces, exactly what is going on in Life.
So know this: Everything that ever was, is now, and ever will be … is now. The Universe is full of stories, everything already having played out, all simply waiting for our witnessing of it.
Do you wish to know this in real terms? Look up at the night sky. You are looking at what has already happened. The twinkling stars did their twinkling years ago—light-years ago. Do you think this is happening Right Now? You are looking at what has already occurred.
This is how you know, by the way, that nothing bad is going to happen on planet Earth. By that is meant nothing completely, totally, and utterly disastrous, at the level of planetary calamity. We’re not going to be blasted out of the sky by a meteor, nor will our species be rendered extinct by some other galactic cataclysm. If this were to happen, it would have already happened, and we wouldn’t be here to watch it in human form.
The fact that we are here to watch Life is our evidence that Life goes on. The only reason this may not be obvious to you is if you think there is a “future.” Yet the “future” is Now. There is only This Moment. So if our “future” held our demise, This Moment would not exist!
Wouldn’t it be ironic if a microscopic view of a DVD from its curved edge revealed a conglomeration of submolecular particles on a disc that looked exactly like a swirling galaxy?
Is it so wild to imagine that the Milky Way is but one of a million DVDs (Divine Visions Demonstrated) in God’s “home movie collection”?
Have a hard time going there? Fair enough. That may be a bit fanciful. At least the wording of it, if not the physics. Yet you might be intrigued by this: physicists declare that the entire universe can be explained by mathematical formulas. And you already know now that all that is on a video disc is digital data. That is, mathematics. Not pictures, but digits that, by their sequencing and formula, produce pictures.
And if that doesn’t intrigue you, try this from William Shakespeare:
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
Act I, Scene V
Now, what good does it do for you to know that everything that ever was, is now, and ever will happen is now? Other than as esoteric knowledge, does that information have any value?
Yes. It allows us to know that everything will turn out alright no matter how it turns out. The proof of that is that you are still here, witnessing your present “playing out” of this “drama.”
Let’s use your imagination once more. Imagine you are in a movie studio’s vaulted library, looking at old movies that were still made on celluloid. And suppose (and, by the way, this is not at all outside the realm of things possible) that you had a chance to view reels of different “takes” of classic scenes—takes not included in the film you first saw—including reels of entirely different alternate endings.
Now imagine that your own life is exactly like that. Imagine that a scene has not been working as you would like it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a chance to play the scene again, a different way?
you do have the chance to play the scene again. Every scene. Or any particular scene, or kind of scene, that you wish.
You want to redo a scene of betrayal? A scene of anger? A scene of self-discovery? A scene of failure? A scene of great joy, not fully realized?
You may play any scene or type of scene over and over again, as often as you wish. That is the purpose of knowing about the fact that everything that ever was, is now, and ever will be is now. All the possibilities in the Universe exist simultaneously, and you get to decide which ones you wish to experience this time through the scene.
Have you not ever had the experience of being overcome with a feeling that, “Oh, my God, I’ve been here before”?
Déjà vu, from the French, literally “already seen,” is the phenomenon of believing an event or experience has occurred in the past. It has.
Thinking of your life as a play, with you as the lead character, may be new to you, but it was not new to Mr. Shakespeare, the master playwright we quoted earlier. Said he:
All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts.
“As You Like It”
Act II Scene VII
A Soul Knowing: Everything that ever was, is now, and ever will be, is now.
Now let’s look at how one scene from life might play itself out in your own day-to-day experience.
Here is an example …
Let’s say that Divine Purpose at a particular moment is to experience, through you, that aspect of Divinity which you call “patience.”
In such an instance would it be more purposeful for your Soul, as the agent of the Divine, to create a moment or an hour or a day in which everything was going perfectly and not a stitch of patience was required? Or, in the alternative, would it be more purposeful to collaborate with other souls in the co-creation of a situation, condition, event, or circumstance in which you had an opportunity to demonstrate patience—and thus, experience it and become it?
answering the biggest challenge produces the biggest reward. And it is a function of life to place a challenge before you. Not difficulty, mind you. Simply challenge. The word “challenge” is not synonymous with the word “struggle.” The first need not produce the second.
And the highest challenge asks the biggest question: What is the truth of who you are? What is the proof?
Every thought you embrace, every word you speak, every action you take is your answer. It is your Truth About Yourself, and your proof of it.