Sunday, December 16, 2007

In the Beginning....pt 1

Man demands a beginning and a boundary, so in the beginning there was a sea of spirit, and it filled all space. It was static, content and aware of itself. Then it moved. It withdrew into itself, until all space was empty, and that which had filled it was shining from its center, a restless seething mind. This was the individuality of the spirit; this was what it discovered itself to be when it awakened; this was GOD.

Souls were created for companionship with God. The pattern used was that of God Himself: spirit, mind, individuality; cause, action, effect.

First there had been spirit; then there had been the action which withdrew spirit into itself; then there had been the resulting individuality of God.

In building the soul, there was spirit, with its knowledge of identity with God; there was the active principle of mind; and there was the ability of experience; the activity of mind separately from God. A new individual, issuing from and dependent upon God, but aware of an existence apart from Him, thus came into being.

To the new individual, there was given, necessarily, the power to choose and direct its own activity; for without free will it would remain a part of God. Mind, issuing as a force from God, would naturally fulfill his thoughts, unless directed otherwise. The power to do this-to direct otherwise the force of mind-is what man calls free will. The record of the free will is the soul. The soul began with the first expression which free will made of its power, through, the force of mind. The first thought which it generated of itself, the first diversion of mind force from its normal path, was the beginning of the soul.

The soul was the greatest thing that was made; it had free will. The measure of the soul is the limitless activity of mind and the grandeur of it’s imagination.

The nucleus of the soul was in balance, positive and negative force in equal power, producing harmonious activity: the positive initiating, impregnating, thrusting forward; the negative receiving, nourishing, ejecting. The steps of this action were the stages of thought: perception, reflection, opinion.

The plan for the soul was a cycle of experience in which the new individual would come to know creation in all its aspects, at the discretion of will. The cycle would be completed when the desire of will was no longer different from the thought of God and the soul would return to its source as the companion it was intended to be.

The return of the soul is the return of the image to that which imagined it and the consciousness of the individual--its record, written in mind--is not destroyed. The Ego, which is the desire to do other than the will of god, is, however, relinquished. When a soul returns to God it becomes aware of itself not only as a part of God, but as a part of every other soul AND everything.

To be continued....
(from the readings of Edgar Cayce)

3 Comments:

jim said...

Cayce was a real healer, really could do it, not a charlatan like these evangelists nowdays.

Wonder what is the difference?

jim said...

Jon, me again, reread this, with the perspective of psychology of a human, very enlightening that way specifically. I just had done a post (deleted) on contracts between elements of the Ego, and now I will think about this application in relation to that post and may rewrite it.

Very timely and helpful, Thanks Jon my friend.

jon be me said...

Jim,
somehow, you continue to amaze me with your breadth of knowledge...

At first, I was impressed with Cayce's ability to do those health reading but then I became hooked after reading his life healings! Cayce played a major role in my quest for knowledge on humanity.

His findings and eventual conversion is more incredible when u realize that they conflicted with his own upbringing and well established veiws as a Baptist and Sunday school teacher.

Let me know when u finish that post. I enjoy reading about the psychology, religion and philosophy of man.

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