How Can I Achieve Liberation in this Lifetime?
It seems a little strange, and quite exciting, to talk and pray in this electronic manner, and further, to expect a reply, but here goes. First I like your website, second I feel a little overwhelmed and don't know what to ask, but, again, here goes...what can I do to feel your presence and know what is right for me do, think, etc, in every moment? My uncertainty is unnecessary I see, but where do I go from there? What are my strengths that can serve you best, what should I do in my life, that is, how can I serve myself and others best? In other words, my life purpose, my life's work. How can I most assuredly achieve moksha in this lifetime? Any general advice?
"Yes, first I would suggest that you not focus on achieving 'moksha' or 'liberation', but rather on achieving wholeness as I've described in the Four Steps to Full Self-Realization. One of the recurring themes of Creation has been the desire of beings to lift out of manifested existence. For a very long time I supported this path to spiritual clarity, and there had been general agreement among spirits about the rightness of this approach. The problem with this approach, and with the various spiritual paths of liberation is that they have not recognized the absolute necessity of reclaiming all of the magnetic essence that has been lost as a result of the denials of the Spirit Polarity.
"The reason there is suffering in the world is not because there is something inherently wrong with manifested existence, but because there is a huge backlog of denied pain, grief, terror and rage that has been trapped in the essence of the Mother of Creation. The liberation paths have not addressed this emotional backlog as something to be confronted and healed, but rather as something to be managed in life, and then finally left behind as spirit ascended in 'liberation' from it.
"What I am suggesting is that you turn around and focus on the feelings you've liked the least, and find ways to love them and accept them. This will bring back into yourself parts of your own essence that you hadn't been aware of missing. The class on healing will help point the direction for this. When you are completely whole, and have all of your spirit and magnetic essence with you, then you will no longer seek liberation or moksha, you will be Who You Truly Are, and there will be nothing from which you will want liberation. Achieving wholeness is the answer to the highest calling in Creation, and makes an excellent focus for a life's work.
"As for general advice, I suggest that you follow my suggested four-steps steps to wholeness for the most direct direct path to full self-realization."
Channelers' note: The same contributor sent some follow-up questions:
Question: I guess my basic query here has to do with the established fact that God is love.
"I am everything else as well. In the state of complete union and oneness, all else dissolves into this cosmic love, otherwise there is duality, there are forms and fragments. The divine purpose in duality is to create the conditions for evolution and change. Since I am evolving, I have other attributes as well. Grandfather, however, who is pure Spirit, experiences only oneness and therefore is only love."
When love is experienced, when Atman, unity, is realized, isn't the feeling one of bliss, unchanging, (sat-chit-ananda) or are we talking about levels of feeling in love? I must say that I am speculating somewhat here, but authoritative sources describe it thusly. I do not personally know what to expect after that glorious moment, except for a greater union with God.
"Yes, we are talking about many levels, all of which have been called 'love', and each of which is quite different in experience and expression. The love you are speaking about is my love for bliss, Spirit's inner experience of its own sublime nature.
"Another, very different experience of my love is the experience of union with the Mother in the act of Creation. This kind of divine love has great power and passion, and while not as easily attained, is well worth the trouble. Yet another love of mine is the love I have for you, and all of Creation. You may know this kind of love in your love for a child or for something good you yourself have done. There are many more 'levels of feeling in love' that are available to you in union with God, and I will be here when you are ready to experience them with me."
So... aren't feelings largely moot? And certainly they are the result of attachment to the material realm. This much I am certain of. I can see that they are gifts, messages from the Lord, but they are based on the play of the mind, and ultimately, desires.
"Desires have more to teach than has been previously thought. Desire leads directly to an experience of the Mother, for she is my Desire. Attachment to the material realm is a vital part of the experience of living on Earth. Attachment to specific outcomes is another matter, and a problem that we'll discuss at another time.
"The purpose of life on Earth is not to transcend it, but rather master it. Spirit came into manifestation because the experiences of the spiritual worlds were in some important ways too limited. It's ironic that once here, spirits have been trying every way possible to get out of manifestation, feeling trapped and held back. Of course, this is understandable given all of the present pain and suffering, and the stranglehold of denial.
"Unless you wish to cease existing as a physical being, it is important to explore and improve the conditions of your attachment to this very dense and very difficult material realm, including your emotions and desires. True and full liberation will be found in your transformation of the relationship you have with your feelings, not in your transcendence of them."
Unless we're talking about higher feelings that come about when in alignment with God, as per the Right Use of Will book. The Buddha was correct in His demarcation of His path. No desire-no mind, no mind, nothing to block the awareness of the inner divinity. This much I see. The process is working. Perhaps you've heard the phrase 'Anger is a choice.'
I see this as a basic split between Eastern and Western (post Freudian) psychology-the confusion between repression and detachment. As opposed to dealing with the shadow, simply face the Sun, and see no shadow. This may seem like denial, but it is similar to the notion of creating reality as described in the Conversations with God books. Hold onto the highest picture of oneself, put energy into what you want to become, not the negatives that you feel you are.
"Yes, put your energy into your true identity. And yes, feel all the contradictions to that, and you will realize what work of transformation is still needed. You mention my communications in the Right Use of Will and Conversations with God material. These messages, as clear as they may seem, are 'heard' very differently by different people, and this is true here, too.
"The most important point of all three of these avenues of communication is to help you find my true voice within you. If you are looking on the outside, you can do this most effectively by finding the points of agreement among all of my channelers and prophets."
Do you see my confusion? What difference is there that you are dealing with here? Where do feelings come into play?
"The difference has to do with Spirit picking and choosing what it deems to be 'love' or 'good feelings' and rejecting the rest, for instance the anger you have mentioned. This attachment to non-attachment is the single greatest error I have made in my own evolution. Of course, I was not wrong to pursue this course because the learnings have been necessary, given my starting place of manifesting fragmentation, and my destination, wholeness. And it hasn't been wrong for you either. We know better now, and at this stage of evolution it's time to change our basic approach, or we'd be in danger of leaving the Mother behind. And this would be very foolish, for without her nothing can survive.
"Feelings, all of the feelings, come into play now in our journey toward wholeness. We know now that all feelings, from the lowest to the highest, are part of the whole experience of divinity. As you follow the Mother and me on this journey, you will encounter not only my deepest feelings of divine bliss, but the Mother's deepest feelings of unbounded grief and abject terror and hopelessness, not to mention our shared feelings of rage and hate.
"We want to feel these feelings because this is the only way we can liberate the essence that has been trapped and held captive by them. While it is obvious that repression is denial, it has not been so clear that detatchment is also.These feelings hold significant parts of our essence, and we do not want to detach from them without first completely accepting and honoring them.
"Once the judgments against these feelings are released, and they are fully accepted and fully felt, the essence that had been trapped by them will be free, liberated. In this state of free openness the essence finds its way to its right place with the rest of you, and in this way you become whole. Spiritual wholeness without emotional wholeness is not true wholeness, even though it has seemed to be.
"You may liken your role here to that of the bodhisattva who vows to wait for liberation until all beings can achieve this state. However, you need not worry about anyone outside of yourself. It is your own fragments who have been left behind through the neglect of detachment or the banishment of repression. They now await your compassion and your courage for their redemption."
Any comments would be helpful. I should say that this is has been a source of confusion for a while. Also, I know that the path I am on is working. I will be thrilled, to say the least, to achieve release. I choose to do my work in the next life in the spiritual realms. Moksha could hardly be called a good start, from this human's perspective.
I will say that I have been incorporating the Four Steps into some of my meditations, as a way of clearing what is blocking awareness of the inner God. And it has worked, miraculously, when I am clear about the feeling. And, subsequent releases are easier. There is little doubt there. So I have some good trust in the messages on the site. But, what would be the actual differences in my path if I were to move closer to the teachings on the web site? Any?
"Your work so far has been very good, and there will be two main differences in your path as you come into closer alignment with me. The first will be more emphasis on experiencing the Mother and her emotions within you, at least as much emphasis as you now have on experiencing me and my bliss. The second will be a greater connection and certainty as you practice inner two-way communication with me and allow the presence of the 'inner God' to be your guide."
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