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We live in God’s Home – so let’s be happy!
The phrase “God’s home” has intrigued me for many years.
Here is the phrase in context:
Thousands of years ago we traveled the lanes through the ethers of this galaxy and others. We did this to learn and to exchange ideologies with intelligences who resided elsewhere in God’s home.
Cosmic Masters pick their words carefully – so there can be no doubt that there is a profound reason why a Master from Gotha should choose this exact phrase to describe creation – giving us an insight into their psychology, culture and understanding of God. In fact, of course, for a Cosmic Master, it is not just a case of an understanding of God – but rather: a realization of God. In other words – what they say about God is not an opinion or a belief – it is a clear reflection of reality.
In trying to understand the reason for this choice of words, I happened upon this similarly curious statement by the Master Aetherius:
“Each and every one of you can, in the quiet of your own room – which is your mind – draw inspiration which comes from within.”
You Are Responsible! – ‘Cosmic Logic’
Why does the Master Aetherius equate our mind to a room?
Putting the two extracts together – a home is something that consists of a number of rooms.
Since God is all, God’s home must be that which consists of all rooms.
In other words, God’s home must be that which consists of all minds.
What are all minds?
You might say: But isn’t God’s mind greater than all minds?
And the answer would be yes – because the whole is greater than its component parts.
Imagine a house cut up with all the rooms separated and put in different places – it would look a mess and be unlivable; i.e. the house as a whole is greater than the sum of all its rooms, just as the mind of God is greater than the sum of all minds.
You might also say: But isn’t God greater than mind itself? (Note 1)
And again the answer would be yes.
God as that which is greater than mind is Pure Spirit.
But God is all – so God is not only Pure Spirit, but all mind as well.
All mind is the whole of creation and everything in it.
God as Pure Spirit does not live – it is above that – it simply is.
But God as all mind – i.e. as the whole of creation and everything in it – does live.
That, I think, is why creation is described by the Master from Gotha as “God’s home.”
It’s because a home is where you live – and this is where God lives!
Now let us look at it in a rather different way. Not a contradictory way – but a different way.
Some homes are nice and some not so nice, but it is simple logic to conclude that God’s home is the best.
And that’s where we live. We live where God lives – in God’s home. Where else could we live? There’s nothing outside of God’s home in all creation – because God’s home is all creation!
We might not feel like we live in God’s home, because our outlook is so limited.
But we do.
Here’s another way of looking at it:
Each of our planetary neighbors – every single inhabitant of this Solar System outside of our own planet – loves us with all their hearts; would do absolutely anything to help our backward world – providing only that they are allowed to within the karmic law. This is illustrated perfectly in the Fourth Blessing as given by the Master Jesus in 1958:
These are the Ones who have left their homes—their Spiritual homes—who have left their brothers—their Spiritual brothers—in order to watch over you. These are the Ones, who, day by day, suffer the unspeakable hell of terrible alone-ness, in order to give you their hearts. These are the Ones who suffer, day by day, in a thousand psychological ways, so that—the dark little Earth may make its revolutions through Evolution.
We live upon a Goddess – the Mother Earth who has done everything she possibly can for us for millions of years, and still carries on doing this, and will carry on for as long as she is allowed to by karmic law. Consider these words by the Master Aetherius in This is the Hour of Truth:
This mighty globe, which has given you so much; which has given you all that She can, and even more than all, and meditate upon the metaphysics of that and you will see what I mean…
This is a love that defies all conception – a love unfathomably and incomparably greater even than the love felt by all of the best mothers on Earth for their own children. This is our home planet – a Goddess who loves us. Who could ask for more than that?!
And in the sky above our heads, far away, we see a giant globe of dazzling golden light – which illuminates our world and sustains us, constantly, without any exception ever. This again is a love the like of which we cannot even begin to understand – never mind appreciate. As we are told about the Sun in ‘Meditation for this Age’ by Mars Sector 6:
…this Mighty Orb gives freely of Its energy unto all lifestreams in the Solar System…
Cosmic Voice – issue 17
We also live within a great God.
Consider these words following the Tenth Blessing:
Realise—at this very moment—the existence of this One [i.e. the Galaxy] and your existence within Its Wondrous Body and thank your God for this existence. For this great and mighty opportunity to travel within such a wondrous Vehicle as this, back to your Source within the Centre of the Godhead.
– The Master Jesus
Not wishing to lower the tone by quoting a terrestrial amidst such lofty sources as those above, but this situation in which we find ourselves does bring to mind the words of the poet John Milton (1608-1674) in Paradise Lost:
“The mind is its own place, and in itself
“Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.”
This is what we do. We all too often make the heaven of God’s home in which we live a living hell – through our negativity, whining, pettiness, greed, selfishness, hate, laziness and so on.
Let us turn away from this absurdity!
By the way, I am not trying to preach on this subject – I am talking to myself just as much as to anyone reading this. But the more I think about it, the more it becomes just too wonderful a thought not to share…!
We live in God’s home – with planetary neighbors who are Gods, upon a Goddess we can touch, sustained further by a God we can see in our sky, while residing within a God, some of which we can also see.
And, what’s more, despite all our appalling behavior, all of these beings love us and would do anything they possibly could within the karmic law to help us to advance to the bliss of God-consciousness. They would do anything – for love – to help the likes of us.
How can this not raise our spirits in joy – this humbling yet so awe-inspiring a fact as to spontaneously fill our hearts with joy and spiritual happiness?!
This is no wishful thinking – it is no pipe dream or delusion – it is reality. And appreciation of reality – realization of reality – will not only bring us joy, but also inspire us such that we will live and act in accordance with the karmic law – and then have the opportunity to realize more, and become more joyful, and so forth ad infinitum.
As the Master Aetherius so beautifully put it:
Be not sad, my friends, for you have nothing to be sad about. Be joyful, be full of Spiritual happiness and the fetters of your Karma will fall from you.
‘Action is essential – the sorter is here!’; Cosmic Voice – issue 25
Note 1: An explanation of mind as one of the dimensions of creation is given in Dr. King’s lecture entitled ‘The Seven Dimensions of Creation’.
About the author
Mark Bennett is the co-author of two books, both of which he wrote with international bestselling author Richard Lawrence, namely Prayer Energy and Gods, Guides and Guardian Angels, which was voted “best book on spirituality 2007” by readers of Kindred Spirit magazine. He is the youngest International Director of The Aetherius Society, whose teachings he chose as his spiritual path at an early age.
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