Chapter 3: Chapter 3

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The Book of Enubin, as Recorded by Tristan Biggs.

 

The Second Dialogue.

 

This is the second series of Revelations given to me by Enubin as part of the Great Book:

 

“… ‘Yahweh has taken His place in the Elohim; in the midst of the gods He holds judgement: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Give justice to the weak and the fatherless. Maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy, and deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

 

They (whom this Yahweh is addressing) have neither knowledge nor understanding. They walk about in darkness. All the foundations of the Earth are shaken. I (Yahweh) say: “You are gods, sons of the Most High - all of you - nevertheless you shall die like men, and fall like any prince” …’

 

These words were spoken not only to mankind, but to the other gods as well. And how can it be otherwise? Firstly it is stated that all present ‘are gods …’, then it is said ‘sons of the Most High …’. This is not to make a distinction, but neither is it repetition. Here the God of Israel lays down a divine precept for both Deity and humanity alike to follow. First He rebukes both for their injustice, and then instructs them as to the better way. Lastly comes the stern warning: “If you should fail, be you god or man, you shall perish and there shall be no distinction between the two.” This was a caution to the rest of this esteemed Council, that they should be watchful over those in their care lest they follow the same destructive path as the nation of Israel. Not only that, but it was a warning to those who would aid in such calamity, that they too will suffer the same fate as their fallen ‘subjects’.

 

Thus it follows that, as many have stated in various ways: Whatever is done above should be echoed below, ‘… on Earth as it is in Heaven’. It is incumbent upon the members of the ‘Divine Council’ to elevate human consciousness unto the Heavenly standard until such time as instead of dying like mere men, they too shall live as gods. For this reason we are created. For what father would not that his sons become like, nay surpass him in greatness. Hence the One would have all His children become as He is. For it has been said of you: ‘… As He is, so are we in this world …’. Surely this is then the fulfilment of the Word that said: ‘Let us create man in our image and likeness …’

 

And the One is, first and foremost, a Creator. Thus you too should surpass the level of being mere consumers in your environment, onto the next level of human development, where you shall be able to exist upon the New Earth, without so much as leaving a footprint thereon. But evolution does not stop even there: At this point our races - that of the Sidhe and the Human Race - shall once more converge. For even now we have advanced to the level of development that you shall of necessity pass over. This is where our first concern, before embarking on any endeavour, is that we proceed in such a way as to have minimal impact upon our environment. Alas, if your race were to reach this point, Earth would not long survive for the corruption you and your forefathers have set in motion would not cease. As has been aforementioned, regeneration can only occur on Earth if humanity is physically absent.

 

In the interim, our races would develop unto the next phase, at which time we shall emerge united once more. Together we shall be stewards of the New Eden. At last shall the true Sons of the Most High be revealed, and Creation’s travail shall be over. At this point it must be made clear that Earth shall not be the only dimension in which these Holy Offspring shall reign. For the world of men was not the only dimension to suffer corruption at the hand of Evil. Indeed the filth has festered throughout every corner of Creation, throughout the Multiverse. Thus, as the sons of God are revealed to restore Earth to her original design, so shall those who have pledged their allegiance to the Universal One, purge all of Creation of the devastation that the workers of iniquity have wrought therein. For it is not written that Earth alone cries out for the sons of God to be revealed, but the ‘whole of Creation’.

 

If this were all, then surely the question would then be: ‘What would then become of Evil? Shall it cease to exist?’ This could never be, because for Creation to exist in harmony, there must be balance. Light and Darkness together maintain the balance that is Night and Day. The heat of Summer gives way to the cold of Winter. Thus for balance to be maintained, for everything to exist in harmony there must be a contrary. The same must apply for the forces of Good and Evil. But the Night encroacheth not upon the Day, nor can Light and Darkness coexist in the same place. In the same way Good and Evil cannot cohabit in one space, for therein lies conflict. Even for these two contraries to live in harmony, each must needs know its position.

 

And herein is seen the present crisis: As the Serpent was an unwelcome presence in the Garden of Eden, the workers of iniquity have taken their place alongside the righteous. In a word, Satan would that he could take his seat alongside the Throne of the Most High and that he could address Him as an equal. The One rules in Light, and therein is no darkness. It may be so that Evil and Good coexist, but never on the same throne. And how can it be otherwise? For Evil - by nature - ever seeks to dominate. It is self-centred, and desires not the benefit of any but itself. Thus - because of its character - it would destroy the balance that should exist that it alone would stand as sole ruler over all. Good, by contrast, knows that this can never be. For if He stood alone, then He would cease to be good and would become the very despot He first sought to overthrow.

 

Thus, for both to exist together, each must know its place. At present the margin between Good and Evil is becoming all the more blurred. Indeed in every way it has become ever more difficult to discern between the two. But the time will soon come when these frontiers are drawn distinctly. It shall be a day of much amazement, for those who have believed that they are righteous shall find that they stand next to the wretched and the wicked. Many who have been ostracised and branded as ‘Evil’ and ‘Demonic’ shall be found shoulder to shoulder with the truly righteous. False religion and presumption shall not avail those whose deeds fail to live up to their confession. For on that day, each man’s works shall be laid bare before the Divine Council and he alone will be called to answer this one pivotal question: ‘Have you followed your own path, and so doing inspired others to follow theirs?’

 

Then shall they be as battle lines in the sands of time, and the banners of the Righteous shall be held high on the one side - blazing in bright splendour - while those of the Fallen shall stand in arrogant defiance on the other. Before the truly awakened shall stand their powerful Captains - the likes of the mighty Danu, Hera, Hekate and Macha. In the midst of these great Champions, upon His white steed shall stand the one who is named ‘King of Kings, and Lord of Lords’. Behind them shall be the myriad of Shining Ones - Angels, Seraphim and other Beings of Light - and behind them shall be the Chosen. These are they who have come out of great tribulation. They have faced many a trial and not wavered from their chosen path. Neither flame nor fear hath forced them to turn from following their Inner Guides, or deviate from the holy intentions of their true hearts.

 

This is the conflict that has been called Armageddon in Hebrew. Know this: In your present state, you shall not stand in this field of battle. This is not a war against flesh and blood, but against spiritual principalities and powers of darkness that are enthroned in high places. When we together have reached our next level of development, we shall be fully prepared for such warfare. Let it be understood that this does not mean that the spiritual warfare in which many are presently engaged has no place. Indeed we are all called to ‘fight the Good Fight’, but Grace has forbade our Enemy to unleash his full malice against us. As it is, we are being equipped for the War of the Ages. There are those who are further along the path than we are, as there are those who are less advanced. But on that day, all the races whose choice it is to stand on the side of Righteousness shall do so as equal, be they Sidhe, Human, Arcturian … as well as many that cannot be named for they are too numerous.

 

This is why no one knows when that final day shall dawn, but the One alone. The One holds the pattern of the Space-Time Continuum in the palm of one hand. This almighty Consciousness knows the course of Universal history even unto the end. Messengers have been sent throughout Creation that the Awakened may be summoned to this one level of enlightenment. The Deities of old, including the God of Israel and of the Christians, have been sent by the Creative Centre that they might call their own to know the Truth. No single nation, religion, or even race has the power to fully grasp this Truth in its entirety, for it is Universal. Thus it is necessary that each be given an aspect of Truth sufficient unto that living day. It is the knowledge of this Universal Truth that makes one truly god-like. It is said that to gaze upon this Perfect Truth, this ‘Perfect Law of Liberty’ is like looking into a mirror. The glass is at first murky and the reflection indistinct. But it gradually begins to clear from one degree of clarity to another until at last one sees the image distinctly. And what is it that this mirror reflects, but the true image of the one looking therein?

 

In contrast, the one whose life contradicts this ‘Authentic Self’ is as a man who looks into the mirror. But when he leaves again, he forgets what manner of man he is. Thus instead of becoming ever closer to his original design, he seeks meaning in that which neither satisfies nor sanctifies. He that lives according to the Truth as it has been revealed to him, and perseveres therein, shall be blessed in all his doing. Note it has been said: ‘He that lives according to the Truth as it has been revealed to him …’ Many have erred in believing that theirs is an exclusive knowledge of the Truth, and that any who appear to differ from this are false. This has been at the core of countless conflicts, persecutions and even wars. But this should not be, for the Truth Universal is far greater than the collective revelation thereof. Each has been shown but an aspect of this Universal Masterpiece. How then can one man say: “Because you have not seen the Truth from my point of view, you are in error.”?

 

It has been said that our view of the Divine can be compared to a group of people who have been blindfolded and placed in a room with a cow. By touching part of the cow they are then asked to describe the creature’s appearance, and that their perception thereof is dependent upon the part that they were touching. The first error in this statement is that in the Multiverse there are many unseen forces, and not all for good. Therefore, for the scenario to better illustrate the truth, let us place a fierce tiger next to the cow. The former would sooner bite off the hand that is outstretched to touch it. Another fault is that it presupposes that Divinity would require of any who follow Him to do so in blind faith. This too is an errant supposition, for it has been said that we shall ‘… know the Truth, and the Truth shall set us free …’. Therefore, would it not be better to remove the blindfold that one may see what stands before one more clearly? If your race would know this Truth of which I speak, then they must be cured of blind prejudice and sightless arrogance and accept that one man’s facet of Truth is as valid as the next.

 

Universal Truth includes, and is indeed confirmed by experience. Thus when Yeshua sent His followers out, He said unto them: “… and these signs will accompany those who believe (again the emphasis is on belief). In my Name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents and if they drink any deadly thing, it will not harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover …” These so-called ‘Signs’ accompany those who believe if their belief is in harmony with the One who promised them, for they are given to us by Divine Authority. Therefore this promise is for the common good of all who believe, and not the sole right of one particular faction of individuals. Indeed, Truth itself is for the Universal Good, and thus cannot be the property of one group to allow them to laud it over the rest of humanity.

 

It must be understood that experience is not the source of true faith, for one does not have to trust for that which can be measured, seen, or touched. One must first believe that the desires of the heart are possible, and then the experience will follow the expectation. Alas, this premise holds true both on the side of Good and Evil. Thus, for Good to prevail, one must also search oneself to see whether these desires are beneficial, not only to oneself but also for the good of others. Hence the underlying principle of: ‘For the good of others and harming none …’ is only one aspect. It should be: ‘For the Universal Good …’ This calls for extreme self-denial, and makes the one who would seek to be a leader to become a servant of all. Herein is the secret to that which has been called the Divine Humanity. As long as the individual will takes precedence over the good of others, Divinity has to distance Himself from that individual, but when the personality - of its own free will - seeks first the Common Good, then only is that person ready to merge with the Divine Will.

 

This merging will not impede the individuality of either, for it is the Will and not the person that shall merge. Just as in a marriage, when the two become ‘one flesh’, and yet each must retain his or her own identity. The Divine Humanity is a partnership between Divinity and Humankind in which the One is in perfect harmony with the other. Herein there is no dissension or strife, for neither would seek to dominate the other, but would share all things in common. Only then shall the clay vessels be truly fit to contain the fullness of Divine Power. This is the final stage of our joint evolution, for then the Clay will become as the Potter. Then Divinity will truly say unto His own: “Come and share in the fullness of my glory.” Those who fall short of this shall not be utterly cast away. They shall continue upon the path towards glory until they too reach their destination. Only those who then have willingly chosen the path of opposition shall be truly condemned. Thus the Final Judgement will be: “Choose you the path of Perfect Unity and Perfect Harmony, or choose you the path of Self-Indulgence and Self-Will.”

 

Our race - the Sidhe, along with the other Sylvan races - also need to mature to that level, although we are further along the path. The basis of Sylvan philosophy is this: ‘An individual is first and foremost an integral part of his or her environment …’ Thus any action - for good or bad - will affect the environment accordingly. Because the individual is part of that environment, the repercussions of his or her action will rebound back to the person. This is what is commonly known as Karma. The fact that it is often multiplied is because the environment is multi-faceted, and therefore the return is greater than the initial action. We too will merge with the Divine Will, but for us the choice has already been made. This is why, when we pass from the physical world, we more easily become pure spirit. But our unison is not yet perfected, as we still await reunion with all races that share the common path to glory.

 

In one of your texts it is said of Humanity: ‘… As He (Divinity) is, so are we in this world …’ Even by those who claim to hold to these teachings, this statement has been overlooked because it is contrary to common belief. But how else can this be understood but that it proves that the Awakened represent Divinity on Earth? The same Source has said earlier that the Sons of Adam were originally created in His ‘… image and likeness …’ Thus humanity’s ultimate state is that in which he correctly or accurately reflects his original design.

 

Having stated that it is the Awakened that represent Divinity on Earth, let it be understood that the same can be said of all humanity, Divine or otherwise. Yeshua once said that His own would be His ‘witnesses’ throughout the world. Thus the question is not whether one bears witness to the Truth or not, but rather the strength of that witness. Just as a prodigal son is still a representative of his father’s house - albeit one that brings shame and disrepute - by virtue of mankind’s position in the Divine Purpose, you still bear witness to your heritage.

 

Divinity has invested everything that mankind will ever need to live a life that accurately portrays the Divine Intention for Creation. It is a blatant lie that states that man is born evil. This was not how your race was created! Your original design was - and still is - as the Divine Image-bearer. The tragedy of what you have called ‘The Fall’ is not that your original design has failed. May it never be! But the calamity is that you have become a stranger to that which Divinity has always intended you to be. A true Awakening is thus when any individual is reconnected firstly with the Source, and then consequently with the Authentic Self. This True Self is what is called the ‘god-self’, or as another writer once put it ‘the Divine Humanity’.

 

And what is the nature of this Humanity? How shall we know when this reconciliation has taken place? The short answer to both these questions is: Love - unconditional love. In the ancient texts this was known as Agapè Love because it is god-like in nature. In those times the word known in today’s tongue as ‘Love’ took on many forms – the highest of which was Agapè. Many have erroneously presumed that God alone is able to pertain to this form of Love, and that it is thus unattainable to so-called ‘Fallen Man’.

 

Let it be put to the reader that it is this Agapè Love that transcends human limitations, and would elevate any who actively pursues it beyond human constraints, unto a higher level of spiritual consciousness and closer to the Divine.

 

Much religious teaching deals with the theme of ‘Self-Denial’, and for very good reason: If one’s sole concern is the fulfilment of the ‘Present’ or ‘Temporal Self’ - for one needs to realize that one may go through a number of incarnations ere one has reached ultimate ascendance - then one cannot contribute positively to the environment. Just as a parasite will continue to feed upon its host - even causing it to die - so is the being that lives only for him or herself. Not only that, but this being has little or no concern for the consequences of its actions - especially those that would not be immediate. And even those actions that may in and of themselves be laudable would more often than not be tainted by the stain of self-seeking.

 

True Love, and true charity, seek not their own reward save in the assurance that the acts these inspire are for the benefit of others. Thus one who gives only to expect a reward gives not out of love but out of the desire for selfish gain.

 

It is for this reason that much attention is given in many mystical teachings to intent or motive. Indeed there is a belief that anything is possible if the intent is good. This belief holds that, because Divinity is by nature good, the same will enable those whose intent is good to fulfil the desires of their hearts.

 

Some may ask the question: “If this be true, why then do people often fail in their efforts even when their motives are pure?” There are many possible answers to this question, and shall be discussed in a later dialogue. But for the present I will offer these three possible explanations: The first is a matter of trust or faith. Although the individual’s intention may be pure, and the desire laudable, perhaps this being lacks the sense of trust either in his or her abilities or in those of the Source. Perhaps this is because he or she fails to accept the truth that Divinity is itself limitless, and that the same limitlessness resides in the Divine Humanity.

 

The second is due to the negative influence of others. This may take on two forms: The first being that the good intentions of one person or being can be diminished - even nullified - by the selfish and malicious acts of those around him. Secondly, there may be those around the person who - out of their own self-doubt, or even jealousy - may plant a seed of uncertainty in that person’s mind. This could also nullify the person’s abilities.

 

Thirdly there may be a conflict of wills between Divinity and the individual. This may either mean that the act itself or the timing may differ … As has been said before, this is a much broader topic and best left for a later discussion.

 

Returning to the matter of self-denial: It has been said that the foundation of this Agapè Love is that of self-denial. This is indeed a true statement, but it does not start there. Perhaps it would astonish some to find that true asceticism stems from an assurance of self-worth and love of self. But if one were to examine this closer, one would notice the vital correlation between the former and the latter: True self-denial can only be achieved when one does not sense that - in denying self - one is being impoverished. If by giving of self, one feels a sense of loss, then this would adversely affect the extent to which one is prepared to give. But if one would give out of a deep sense of inner abundance, then one would give without reservation. Let it be understood here that this giving is not limitted to material wealth, for - as one of your sages once wrote - one ‘… gives little when you give only of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give …’

 

Some may ask: “How can this be so? Surely self-love is synonymous with selfishness.” But this is not so. Self-love allows the individual to love others without reservation or condition, because it frees the person or being from the expectation of return. It is indeed out of the abundance of the heart that one can truly love. Those who are self-centred portray, even by their selfishness, a miserly heart: One that is afraid to give lest it be found in need. A person or being that has a sense of this self-love and self-worth does not need to hold selfishly onto this love, because he or she has tapped into a Source of inexhaustible love. For truly Love gives nought but itself.

 

Yeshua once said that the world would recognise His disciples because they love one another as He loved them. Many have taken this to mean that we then need to emulate Divine love in our relationships with one another. This is a fallacy! It is by learning of the dimensions and extent of Divine love for us that we can truly love one another. This is a great mystery, but I speak not only on behalf of the God of the Christians, or of Israel, nor indeed the Ancient Ones as revered by the so-called ‘Pagans’ … These are mere Messengers - or expressions if you will - of the Divine Centre, also known as The One. For it is this One that spoke Creation into existence. In the Christian Bible it speaks of The Word that was ‘… with God’, and ‘… was God’. Later, in the Incarnation, Yeshua is said to be The Word that became flesh and dwelt amongst us. It can therefore be seen that this Word takes precedence over God and Yeshua, and that both are manifestations thereof. Thus the Word, and the One are the same glorious Being. It is this same Word that indwells us, giving us all things pertaining to a god-like life. I say ‘us’ because humanity was created, according to your own beliefs, by the spoken Word. The Sidhe on the other hand were formed from the Song of Divinity.

 

It is by discovering that the capacity to express this Agapè Love is within us all, that we can share in its manifold benefits. And what better way is there of discovering this Love than seeing it at work in oneself?

 

It is imperative that humanity rediscovers the true nature of this Divine Love, and that this Agapè Love is within you. Again this is because - without this type of Love - anything the individual does, for good or for bad, will be tainted with self-interest. Thus it is not sin to love oneself, but only when any expression of love is stained with the filth of selfishness. As one of your scholars once said: ‘… We live not for ourselves …’

 

This praiseworthy attitude can only be fully realised when the individual is released from the bonds that a lack of self-worth would bring upon him. An eagle shall never soar if she doubts her true identity. In the same way that soul - whether Human, Sidhe or otherwise … – will never be truly free until it comprehends the extent to which it is loved.

 

True equality stems from this revelation, because an individual that is awakened to her true worth, is also made aware that those around him are of equal value. Thus, rather than reducing one’s race to its lowest ratio, this realisation - if revealed to the many - would elevate all to a higher level of consciousness. In mankind’s case, this would bring you a step closer to the ultimate state: that of the Divine Humanity.

 

Therefore this revelation cannot become the sole privilege of a chosen few. If a seed of Gnosis remains but a seed it is of no benefit to anyone. But if that same seed is scattered upon fertile ground, it will eventually produce a harvest. Thus, though there is indeed a distinction between those who are called the ‘Elect’, and the ‘Redeemed’, it is not intended that the former should have dominion over the latter.

 

The Elect are those whose awakening is a result of direct Divine intervention. This means that the Awakening is not by any human agent. Indeed oftentimes such an awakening will place the individual at odds with his contemporaries, for there are always a number of people who have a vested interest in keeping the status quo. Thus these will oppose any who, in their minds, endanger its delicate - if not contrived - balance. But then - in order that this paradigm shift be fully effective - those Elect need to share their wisdom with others, that they too may be advanced to the same level of awareness. Those who become awakened as a result of this are called the ‘Redeemed’.

 

Let it be emphasised that the Elect do not have authority over the Redeemed. Indeed, the path of awakening unto the Divine Humanity is, of first importance, an individual one. This means firstly that no one has the right to say to another: “Walk in my footsteps, follow me.” Neither should anyone expect to enter into this enlightened state while content with following the path of another - regardless of how esteemed that individual may be. Be assured, it is by diligently walking one’s own path that one inspires others to do the same. Those who are further along their path may act as guides to help those who have strayed from theirs or have become discouraged by the perils with which they are faced. But this should never be a case of the sheep being led by a shepherd. Truly those who consider themselves to be leaders, must in humility show themselves faithful unto their own chosen path, ere they can begin to guide others upon theirs.

 

We are all upon the Path of Life, and many seek a higher purpose than this Mundane Shell in which we live. Can it then be that the Celestial City has only one Gate? May this never be, for every city - no matter how large or how small - has more than one entrance!

 

Although Yeshua did say that none may enter into the Kingdom by any other means but through the Gate, this does not mean that there is only one Entrance, but that none may attempt to enter by any clandestine means, as would a thief. As has been mentioned before, the decision unto personal awakening of any being - be that human or otherwise - lies primarily with Divinity and not the individual. This does not mean that the person or being has no role to play in making that decision, but that the Divine opens that way, and the individual follows it. This, then, is an agreement between the individual and his or her Source.

 

This is why mere belief, or mental ascent, in the Divine is not enough save that this belief encourages the person to seek, the seeker to know, and in knowing to encounter Divinity. Mohamed’s faith drove him to the place where he could receive directly from the One who revealed Himself as Allah. The father of Buddhism sought to distance himself from external or material concerns so that he could find greater enlightenment. Yeshua Himself went into the Negev - having been led by the Spirit to do so - where He was tested before He began His earthly ministry. Many have lived lives of exile and as nomads as they carried out their vision quests.

 

Alas, these enlightened souls have seldom met much support from their peers. As the proverb says: ‘… A prophet is without honour in his own neighbourhood …’. Persecution all too often dogs the footsteps of the Awakened. History speaks of dire circumstances with dark-hearted villains that sought to quell the spark of new revelation ere it burst into full flame. This is so for two reasons: Firstly because in their ignorance, they fear change. And secondly because it is in their interest to maintain the status quo.

 

Many of these pioneers have been made aware that the promises given to them ere their quests began were not for them but for future generations. And yet many persevered against terrible odds, and there is no doubt that their faith was ultimately rewarded. It was not mere ‘blind faith’ - with which ‘Religion’ is synonymous - that inspired such great feats, but rather a deep inner knowledge of - and trust in - Divinity, and in the fact that the Divine intention is ultimately for our benefit. Let this then be an encouragement to all those who seek: ‘In your search for Divinity, do not be satisfied until you find that for which you seek.’ For those who seek wholeheartedly will indeed be granted their hearts’ desire.

 

Perhaps at this juncture there is a need to explain why much of this second dialogue is taken up largely with spiritual and moral issues: Any form of spiritual evolution would be meaningless save that it inspires present action. As it has been said: ‘I believed, therefore I spoke …’, and in another place: ‘… be not mere hearers of the Word, but be ye doers thereof also …’, and elsewhere we are reminded that: ‘… faith without works is dead …’ Indeed the initiation of any form of evolution is often a matter of choice. The transition from a hunter gatherer existence to that of pastoralist, although prompted by change in climatic conditions, was a choice rather than a necessity.

 

In the same way, the next stage of human development will ultimately be a matter of choice. There will be those who are not ready to make such a quantum leap - some unto their own demise - while others will merely delay the inevitable. Those who have not progressed sufficiently to choose the spiritual path before the downfall of present humanity, may be given an opportunity to do so in the Spirit Realm during the aeon while Earth is rejuvenating. Once this stage is complete, then those who were awakened prior to the collapse - along with those who made the choice in the interim - will return to a physical form. Let it be known here that some may not return to the Earth, but may elect to travel to other Dimensions, and even take on other physical forms.

 

But how shall one test these things save that the awakening of the soul unto the spiritual path begin in this mortal body? This is why the Second Dialogue thus far speaks more of the present and seemingly mundane aspects of life. This is firstly to inspire others to begin their spiritual vision quests, as the Fathers of yore were so enthused, and not be afraid when such journeys become difficult or are faced with much opposition from even those who were deemed friends and family. Be encouraged, thou art in honourable company indeed. The second motive is in order to portray the true nature of those who have been awakened by the Divine Spirit. This in turn serves two purposes. Firstly: that those who are walking their path unto a higher consciousness may know and be encouraged by their knowledge of the Truth. Secondly, as a caution: Beware of those who claim to share in the awakened state, but whose lives and conduct contradict their confession. For as much as there are true seekers upon these manifold paths, there are also those whose desire it is to mislead and ultimately destroy them.

 

This path is not an easy one, and is more often than not a lonely one as well. This is especially true when an awakening has just begun, because those who pioneer the New Era often face the opposition of those who either fear its arrival or who are indeed comfortable in the present. Thus it is important to be encouraged that the changes one is experiencing are really signs of spiritual growth, and that one is not alone.

 

One only has to look at the pivotal moments in your own history to see the truth that few of them have been welcomed with open arms: The advent of Christianity began with its Founder being crucified. Later His followers were persecuted by the Romans and the Jewish authorities. This persecution prevailed until a version of Christianity was granted the title of State Religion. It is worth noticing that this was a hybrid version of the original, as it incorporated certain elements of Roman mythology, except that the Roman gods were replaced by Saints. The most obvious proof is the similarity between the Virgin Mary - and her position of prominence - and that of Venus, the Roman version of the Greek goddess Aphrodite.

 

Alas, no sooner had this form of Christianity - later aptly called Roman Catholicism - spread throughout the now defunct Roman Empire; then those who had been persecuted became the persecutors. Thus began the notorious ‘Dark Ages’, or perhaps more appropriately - the ‘Burning Times’. This era of tyranny and bloodshed prevailed until a new age began to dawn. Again those who were heralds of this dawning were met with much opposition. The likes of Tyndale, Luther, Calvin … in the North of Europe - along with Da Vinci, Dante, Galileo and others in the Mediterranean countries - lived under a constant shadow of persecution and opposition. As with the Prophets of old, their dedication to this new awareness often cost them their lives.

 

But then something happened that changed the course of history, and not for the better: Those whose awakening had brought about what is now termed the Renaissance, found themselves at odds with the heralds of the Reformation. Religion and Science followed paths that appeared to be in conflict with one another. May this never be: Is the One not Lord of the Physical and thus the Scientific Universe, as much as He is over the Spiritual and thus the truly Religious as well? Are we not told to pray in the Spirit and with Understanding?

 

Hominid evolution - physical and intellectual - has brought mankind to the point where he is today: Technology has advanced to the point where, according to the claims of those who would boast, man no longer has any need of Divine Intervention. Anything man could desire, technology can create it. But if that is the truth, then why can this modern magic not create true happiness, contentment, or one moment of joy? Alas, the truth is that spiritually and emotionally, the human race is at its infancy. Far from being the cement that holds society together, religion today is used by the Enemy of the Soul as a means to keep mankind divided and weak.

 

Indeed, as with the rift between the Renaissance and the Reformation, or the Catholic and Reformist before then, religious differences are claiming innocent lives as rivalry and prejudice is still rife. As recent as November 2010 - in the city of Baghdad, Iraq - one hundred and twenty Christians were held hostage by Islamic militants. At the end of the ordeal fifty-two people had been killed and sixty-seven injured. Far from being more tolerant, religious prejudice is still prevalent in this modern age. Undeniably, the record of persecution and killing in the name of religion - Christian, Muslim or otherwise - stands as a blight on the pages of human history.

 

As has been stated before, the great breakthroughs that occurred during the thirteen and fourteen hundreds in Europe - the Renaissance and Reformation - should have heralded massive changes in human spiritual development. Indeed they did, but their impact was quickly subdued by the fact that these two movements were soon considered to be contradictory rather than complimentary. Thus began the ever-growing rift between science and spirituality, which has developed to the point where religion regards science as evil, while science calls spiritual endeavour ‘quaint’ and ‘out of date’.

 

But are these two not gifts from the same Creative Source? The Reformation was intended to liberate human spirituality from the oppressive clutches of the corrupt and tyrannical Roman Catholic Church, while the Renaissance opened human eyes to new and wondrous possibilities. Neither of these innovations was initially welcomed with open arms, but both were as essential to mankind’s spiritual growth as an upright stance and opposing thumb are to his physical well-being.

 

But alas, no sooner had these two revolutions succeeded, then they began to turn on each other. Today science is considered a threat to human spirituality - and well it should be - because it in turn has endeavoured to eliminate from the human psyche any trace of spiritual inclination. Instead of the spirit of wonder and awe, science has produced the bland disinterest and cynicism known as Atheism.

 

Again the question must be asked: Did the same Hand not create the spiritual Universe as well as the physical? How far the human race would have progressed in both endeavors if science and religion had worked in harmony, rather than being increasingly at each other’s throats, is anyone’s guess.

 

But this tendency in the heart of mankind did not begin only with the Reformation and Renaissance era: The period in history known to the Reformists as the Dark Ages, and to the Pagans as the Burning Times, is in itself a sobering reminder of humanity’s cruelty, and innate intolerance of any who would dare to believe, or even think differently to the accepted norm. Racism, sexism … all of these are symptoms of the same malady that has ever impeded mankind’s spiritual growth and development.

 

Thus, for humanity to mature spiritually, these kinds of injustice need to come to an end. In order for the race to advance to the next level of spiritual awakening, all traces of mankind’s greatest and most devastating flaw - selfishness - have to be removed. It is not altruistic love that has characterised human history, but greed and selfish ambition. At the height of colonialism, it was the opportunist and the fortune seeker who settled in the so-called New World, and not the philanthropist or the humanitarian.

 

History - if studied without predisposition - would portray a stark picture of violence, thievery, and wickedness. If one ever held to the illusion that this era was for the good of all, ask the Native American, Australian Aborigine, Aztec … if his forefathers reaped any real benefit from those who lay claim to his land. He would reply that the colonialists stole their land, destroyed their cultural heritage, and even drove their people to the point of obliteration. Do the San praise their ancestors for their encounter with the white man? Or the Khoi, do they thank the spirits for introducing them to those who now settle and claim ownership to their lands? Alas, these ancient tongues have been forever silenced by those who considered them primitive, savages and even vermin. Does this not sound all too familiar? Surely to the ears of the Sidhe, this is nothing new.

 

Selfishness and greed are the two traits that set humanity apart from the rest of Creation. It is greed that has set nations at each other’s throats. It is greed that has caused mankind to bring many plant and animal species to the very brink of extinction and even beyond. It is greed that drives men to continue to destroy forest habitats, despite the warnings that such actions would only bring calamity upon the human race. Finally, it will be greed that would drive humanity to the point of self-destruction unless Divinity stays his bloodied hands.

 

In order for the next phase of human evolution to successfully take place, all manner of prejudice must be eliminated from human mentality. Humanity must recognise afresh - or perhaps more accurately, for the first time - that we are all equal under Heaven. This fear and self-centredness that now pervades mankind, dividing brother from brother, and isolating humanity from many of its allies, must be replaced by a universal acceptance of one another. How else can this be? At present, humanity is divided - whether because of religion, ideology, race, gender … This may be true, but there is more: His fear of the unknown has driven him, not only to distance himself from the possibility of life elsewhere in the firmament, but even to denying its existence. Is mankind going to insist on such denial when confronted face-to-face?

 

Those whose hearts cling religiously to this ‘god’ called Science, fail to expand their vision beyond the confines of Earth and contemplate the concept of life on other planets. Is this mentality any different to those who persecuted Galileo for stating that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe? Most formal religions of this age hold to the belief that man is the centre of Divine Creation. This too blinds their followers to the prospect of Extra-Terrestrial-Life. If this Universe is the only reality, where then are Heaven and Hell situated? If ‘seeing is believing’, then shall we deny the existence of Divinity merely because we cannot see Him?

 

For this reason - once again - the Source has shifted His focus away from organised religion, and towards those who have distanced themselves from, and often been ostracised - even persecuted by them in one way or another - because they have found that they cannot fit into any religious mould.

 

It is perhaps indicative that this has been the way forward many times in the past. In biblical history it was more often than not either an outcast or an outsider - either by choice or by birth - that proved to be a leader, and have a profound impact on their society. As examples: It was not the more popular king Saul that led Israel into one of her most distinguished ‘Golden Ages’, but the humble shepherd boy David. Abram chose to leave the comforts of Ur of the Chaldeas to begin his pilgrimage - another word for ‘Vision Quest’. And when offered the opportunity to settle in the valleys of Sodom and Gomorrah, he chose to remain a nomad - which turned out to be the prudent choice when one considers what happened to those two ancient cities.

 

Moses chose to be counted amongst the Israelites, who were suffering under the tyranny of Pharaoh, rather than live in the luxury of the Egyptian court. His predecessor - Joseph - languished in an Egyptian prison, having been betrayed by Potipher’s wife, after being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers who had initially planned to murder him. Only after his imprisonment did he rise again to a position of prominence as Pharaoh’s advisor.

 

Christ Himself was not born to a noble family - although His lineage included kings and rulers of old, including King David the shepherd boy - but to a humble carpenter’s fiancé. The fact that He was conceived before the couple were married would have in itself been a cause for them to be outcast among their own people. Neither was He born in a palace, but rather in a humble stable. Even at His birth, He was targeted by those who saw Him as a threat to their position of authority. Herod instructed the Magi to inform him where the Messiah was born, so that he could arrange for Him to be removed. This same ruler then ordered the slaying of babies under the age of two years old in another murderous attempt. Ironically it was not Rome that ordered Yeshua’s crucifixion but the religious leaders in Israel. Like David of old, He too was referred to as the ‘Good Shepherd’.

 

Looking beyond the biblical history, and even to our modern times: The founder of Buddhism chose to distance himself from society in order that his search for Truth may not be interrupted. The plight of those who heralded the end of the Burning Times has been well enough documented in previous passages. Even today, one religious leader stands out because the very people he represents are presently under dire oppression - even to the point that they are not recognised as an official nation. That person is the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibet.

 

Let this be both a warning and a comfort for those heralds of the aeon to come: The promises that have been given you are not for you alone. Truly it may be that you do not see the full fruit of your labours in your lifetime. In fact, you may even be faced with ridicule, persecution, and even death at the hand of those who do not want the new age to come about. In all this, remember that the success of this evolutionary progress is in much greater and firmer hands than your own. Just as the Burning Times could not quench - but indeed fanned - the flames of transformation, so those who resist the future will have as little effect over the changes that will take place as a house of straw has in the path of a tsunami.

 

True spiritual growth is built on these four sacred laws: Love, Hope, Faith and Trust. They are also inseparable, for how can one love another where there is no trust? How can faith be proven save that it be centred upon a Source in which one can trust absolutely? And can there be true faith save that it gives the faithful hope for the future?

 

These four provide a positive faith environment. Subsequently, if one of them is absent, then the situation becomes unbalanced. As sufficient fertilizer, sunlight, clean water and air would ensure the healthy growth of a farmer’s crops, so these four allow the individual to grow into his or her full potential. Negativity robs the heart of one or more of these and leaves it vulnerable to attack. For example: Disappointment may cause one to distrust. The heart may begin to question the trustworthiness of one’s Source and the validity of one’s faith. Alternatively you may begin to doubt whether your Source has your best interests in mind, thus love is replaced by suspicion. This is so because, as one writer once put it: The enemy’s greatest fear is humanity fully realised.

 

As a tree would press its taproot ever deeper into the ground in search of an uninterrupted water supply, the secret weapon against such attacks is to find a Source that cannot be affected by external negativity. And how shall such a Source be proven save that it be put to the test? This is why the trials and tribulation that so often plague our lives are so designed, that we are forced to try the mettle of our faith. Let it be understood that the Creator seeks not to destroy, but to purify that which has been created. More often than not, because of the stubbornness of these impurities that oppose the validity of our Source; the preparation of our hearts for the coming transformation need be achieved in the fires of adversity.

 

Throughout history it has been hardship and suffering that have brought about the quantum leaps of transformation. Even in prehistory, it was either the icy grips of an ice age or the dryness of drought that would force those who endured them to either adapt or perish. Thus Australopithecus africanum endure where their cousins, known as robustus, do not. Prior to that, the mighty dinosaurs failed to adapt to their rapidly changing environment, while the mammals succeeded and survived.

 

From Israel, a nation so corrupt that it had been brought to the very brink of destruction, emerged a new faith that would soon encompass the whole globe. But alas, Christianity’s golden age was soon to pass into the dimness that was the Dark Ages. Then, out of the ashes of the Burning Times rose the twin phoenixes of the Renaissance and Reformation. At the same time, from the strife suffered by the common folk arose the great revolutions that put the death knell on the corrupt and abusive Aristocracy …

 

Although all this may be true, it is also sadly apparent that - more often than not - the ideologies that replaced them have become as corrupt as their predecessors. Thus the ideal of ‘Heaven-on-Earth’ remains but a pipedream for the present. The truth is that humanity has yet to devise a social, political, monetary, or religious system that has not resulted in his own further enslavement. In short, mankind - despite the many overtures to the contrary - is no more liberated now than he ever was in the past.

 

This is hardly surprising. But neither should this be a cause to despair: True freedom comes not from an external source, but from within. If one is to truly reach perfection, then perfection itself should not be the goal. If the heart strives for something; that in itself is an indication that it has not acquired that for which it yearns. Likewise - for Man to find perfect freedom - he must realise that he is already free. After all, it is not our search for freedom that shall set us free, but our knowledge of the Truth. It is he that studies the Perfect Law of Liberty that shall find that the shackles that bind his soul to this world and all its ensnarements shall fall away.

 

How does this relate to the laws of Love, Faith, Hope and Trust? In every way, because to know this Divine decree - the Perfect Law of Liberty - one must trust in its Source. The greatest of all human endeavour is freedom. Thus, to be acquainted with the Source gives the true believer an undying sense of hope for the future. This in turn inspires love - not only for the Source - but for oneself and for others. This is so because this hope cannot find fulfilment if it is selfishly held onto. For it to bear fruit, it needs to be shared with others that they too may awaken to its majesty.

 

For this to occur, those who truly seek this freedom must trust in that which the Creator has invested within them. For where else must one find the fuel to set this aflame but in one’s own heart? In turn, self-knowledge and self-love are based on self-trust. This self-trust is not blind to one’s own shortcomings - that would lead only to disaster. Instead it is the power to look past all the imperfections and to find at the very core of one’s being the perfect reflection of Divinity’s design. It is in this that one must put one’s trust.

 

Sadly much of modern religion teaches that the human heart is innately wicked. This is untrue! The heart of a man is the very centre, the inner core, of his being. It is here that humanity’s full potential is hidden, for it is here that the heartbeat of the Universe still beats. It is here that humanity still bares the Divine Image. Mankind’s greatest flaw is not that his heart has become corrupted, but that - through corruption - he has lost his vital connection with that heart. The heart of man is his authentic self, in other words it is who he really is. From here come the twin voices of intuition and conscience. Intuition points the heart towards the right path, while conscience cautions the heart when it is in danger of veering from it. Thus it is in these that one needs to place one’s trust.

 

True freedom cannot be manufactured. This is because the potential for it already exists within the heart and soul of all under Heaven. One need not look toward the heavens, nor plumb the depths of the Earth to find it, for it is near to you. It is in your heart, and even in your mouth. The following is an adaptation of a great prophetic message: “Stand before me on the Sign of Infinity all you of the Earth. With the granting of the Law of Liberty comes the application of Change.

 

I will give you the Key, and please realise that, with this knowledge, comes the responsibility of sharing it. It is very simple: Throughout the Universe there is order, and the basis of that order is Love.

 

It can be seen in the movements of the Planets, in Nature and in the functioning of the human heart. A heart that is in its natural state of order is in harmony with the Universe, and such a heart is timeless.

 

Your life is an expression of the thoughts of your heart. You are the creator of your own Universe. The question is whether that inner Universe will be one of order or of disorder. For - as a human being - you are free to will whatever state of being you desire through the use of your thoughts and words. Therein is great power, great danger, and great potential.

 

It can be a blessing or a curse - it is entirely up to you. The quality of your life is brought about by the quality of your thinking - think about that. The thoughts of the heart are the wellspring of life, for the heart - the core of one’s being - is the seat of the soul. But there is another source of thought that may be in conflict with the heart, and that is the carnal mind. As the heart is the seat of the soul, the carnal mind is an expression of the ego.

 

Thoughts - regardless of their source - produce actions. Consider what you are thinking carefully, and you will discern the origin of your thoughts. See the pettiness, the envy, the greed and the fear … and all other attitudes that cause you pain, discord and discomfort. Then listen to your Centre, and you will discover that these are carnal thoughts from the primal mind. Realise that the one thing you have control over is your attitude. Decide then to which source you will pay heed: Your heart, or your ego. Your heart is what you are in essence, at the very core of your being. Your ego is what you are externally. It is the self that is governed by the senses. To find harmony in life is to reconnect with the heart.

 

If one would ascertain whether one is living from the heart or from the ego, see the effect your attitudes have on those around you. For each life is connected to all life, and your words carry with them a chain reaction like a stone that is thrown into a pond causing ripples to occur. If your thinking is in order, it is in harmony with the Universe, and your words will flow directly from the heart, creating ripples of love. If you truly want to change your world, your friends, your life - you must change your thinking as well as the source thereof.

 

Your intuition and your conscience are your greatest tools. They both urge you to listen closely to your heart. This creates an atmosphere of understanding, which leads to caring, which in turn encourages love. Choose your thoughts with care, for this will change your words and your actions. Go forth with Love.”

 

Truly - as it has been said - it is for freedom that we have been set free. But what is this seemingly illusive butterfly called ‘Freedom’? Is it a life free of care and strife? Is it a state of bliss without so much as a breeze to disturb it? No! May it never be! This is not freedom but stagnation! True freedom - as one scholar once wrote - is when our days are not without trials and difficulty, nor our nights without tears or anguish, but when we rise victorious above these things naked and unbound.

 

The greatest of all freedoms is Love, for against this there is no law. The same can be said of the other three pillars of Universal Law. Hope, Faith and Trust rise above all temporal ideals as the foundations of our lives under Heaven. But the root of these three is Love. By these, men and women, human and Sidhe - as well as beings from many races in countless dimensions - have forfeited much, even to the point of death, and not considered their sacrifice as loss.

 

Before our people left Earth, we would have had ample opportunity to avenge the atrocities that were inflicted upon us by human hands. Indeed there were - and still are - those amongst the Unseelie Court who believed that our unwillingness to do so was a sign of weakness. This is not so. We knew that violence begets violence. That is: If we were to retaliate and repay humanity in kind, then the stain of blood would be on our hands too. But Yeshua showed us - as He did humanity - that Agapè Love seeks not vengeance, but leaves the fate of the violent in greater hands than one’s own. As has been written: 'Vengeance is mine.’ Saith the One: ‘I will repay.’

 

Divine Love is freedom that no tyrant under the Sun can ever take away from those who seek it with all their hearts. But how can a mortal be assured that he or she is pursuing this lofty ideal? Again it is in the realm of thought and attitude that the answer to this question may be found. Again it is written: ‘… whatever things are noble; whatever is just, pure, and if it promotes love. Whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.’

 

Thus any who would seek true freedom should, as it was once said: ‘… work on Love.’ This is what it means to be ‘heavenly-minded’, and to set our hearts on things that are above, because these things stand unblemished above all other endeavour, regardless of the race that pursues them. And where else shall we find this resource but within ourselves? For this is the treasure that thieves cannot steal, that neither moth nor rust can tarnish. But it is also the treasure that we now bare in jars of clay, so that others who seek them may know that they are within the reach of both human and Sidhe alike, along with any of the Universe’s other children who would find the path to true spiritual fulfilment.

 

O Man - seek this with all your heart for it is a pearl of greater worth than all the treasures this fading world can offer. Seek it above all else and you will find that the temporal things become empty and tasteless. Your insatiable fascination with that which is but a passing shadow will fall away, so that your awakened eyes will behold the Eternal in all its splendour.

 

Looking back to the beginning of this discourse: If those present in that mighty Council had been inspired by Agapè Love, then the injustices for which they were being called to account would not have occurred. Therefore it is so that the greatest indication that one is truly godly (god-like) is if one’s motive is that of pure Love.

 

In closing this Second Dialogue, be encouraged by the words of this traditional hymn:

 

“My life goes on in endless song

Above Earth’s lamentation.

I hear the riddle far away,

That hails a New Creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife,

I hear its music ringing.

It sounds an echo in my soul.

How can I keep from singing?

 

For though the tempest loudly rolls,

I hear the Truth it liveth.

And though the darkness round me grows,

Songs and Light it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm

While to that Rock I’m clinging.

Since Love is Lord of Heaven and Earth,

How can I keep from singing?

 

When tyrants tremble in their fear

And hear their death knell ringing.

When friends rejoice both far and near,

How can I keep from singing?

In prison cell or dungeon vile,

Our thoughts to them are winging.

When friends by ship or war divide,

How can I keep from singing?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Submitted: December 22, 2015

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