Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc. – Mystically Living in a Threatening World
News occurs instantly and constantly throughout our world, both about our planet and our fellow inhabitants being threatened in so many ways. We hear about threats, such as:
- Superbugs increasingly resistant to antibiotics!
- Stays in hospitals becoming riskier!
- Planetary pollution of the oceans and waterways!
- Electrical energies flooding the airwaves, affecting energy fields of the human body!
- Fears of terrorism mounting worldwide!
- Predictions of a failing U.S. economy and its impact on world economies!
- A resurgence of the threat of nuclear annihilation!
It is rare if people do not go about their daily business feeling threatened in one or more ways—whether this threat is conscious or festering slightly beneath the surface level of awareness. Most individuals live against a threatening backdrop, and are concerned for those they dearly love.
Certainly, throughout the world’s history, people have felt threatened by others or their environment. Yet today people feel more threatened than at any other time in the past due to the instant transference of news. In the past, it took time for the news to catch up to people. Now it’s there in an instant—moments after it happened or even while it is happening. It is no longer a rarity to hear and see the announcement of “breaking news.” Certainly, there are some positive news stories, but those warm-hearted expressions of the Divine are few as media time is consumed with news of the lesser part of the psyche creating havoc.
In such a world of instant, breaking news, increasing numbers of people are opting out of watching television, especially that which is news related. Some are actually ridding themselves of their televisions and other receiving devices. Yet, technology continues to mushroom, while the psyche or human mind and soul lags further and further behind. Sadly, the result is a greater power for destruction, with human consciousness on this earthly physical plane of existence unable to control it.
Why, then, should there not exist breeding grounds for new, spiritually clothed leaders to show up with promises of hope that the world is about to be spiritually transformed into a peaceful and higher existence? When so many threats are present, people would flock to such messengers of hope, whether the message is about a second coming, the reappearance of a messiah, a galactic arrival, a global energy shift, a rapture, or a combination of any of the aforementioned. Yes, through fear of so many threats, it is easy for spiritual hucksters to gather around them a flock of followers desperate for good news, security, and safety.
The purpose of Mystical Insights is to deal with reality—with life on this physical plane of existence as it really is, and not as it seems, and not how peaceful and loving souls might wish it to be.
This is not a planet that souls incarnate onto to experience peace, but instead to awaken over countless lifetimes to the Eternal Peace of which they are a part. The Bible correctly states, “There is a time for war and a time for peace,” and this has been the history on this physical dimension of planetary existence over and over again. As a result, people who are caught up in earthly life may view those who have carried homemade signs proclaiming, “The end is near,” as self-deluded and mentally disturbed, and that viewpoint has eventually proved itself to be true.
Oh, for the days of Atlantis, Lemuria, Mu, or some other civilization that once inhabited this earthly physical plane of existence! For all their rumored advancements, why are they still not present?
Remember that this physical, earthly plane of existence is a dualistic house of smoke and mirrors. Personal existences do not really exist at all. All is based on a sense of personal ego existence where all seems divided into many. And, where there is the illusion of many, that diversity of soul levels causes conflict. Where there is conflict there is always the presence of feeling threatened.
So, what to do?
First, realize that this feeling of threat—of wars, strife, conflict, or the constant threat of all of those—is the way it is, and has been, and will always be on this physical, earthly plane of existence.
Second, at this point in your soul’s awakening, be at peace with God, as you know God to be. Rather than becoming totally caught up in the energy illusions of this physical plane activity and all its “breaking news,” take time to break into the Higher Levels of Consciousness within yourself, through deeper, more mystical forms of meditation. Seek the Mystical “Peace of God that passeth all understanding”—the heavenly Universal God Consciousness within yourself. Take to heart the mystical meaning of the words from the Bible: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God?” Here, within your soul, you’ll find the Eternal, lasting Peace that you seek in the One-Life Universal Consciousness of God Presence.
Third, when interacting with others on an outer daily basis, constantly forgive them for their ignorance. For they are no different than you, only less awakened to what really is and what really is not. They are all expressions of the One Life of which we are all a part. As his body was hanging on the cross, the words coming forth from the Christ Mind that was in Jesus spoke of this, when he said, “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do.”
Fourth, although you may certainly feel that it is difficult to Love others—especially when “breaking news” speaks of their atrocities and inhumane acts—mystically realize that there are souls that incarnate into this physical earth plane who have come straight from hellish dimensions of existence to which they will return time and time again. Mystically speaking, life on this physical earth plane of existence for the majority of its inhabitants is the initial stage of re-awakening. Those who singularly do heinous acts towards others are experiencing surfaced remnants of the lower hellish past.
Fifth, know that ever so slowly, they will finally awaken to the greater reality that pain and suffering are not the eternal way of life, but the Peace of the Eternal One-Life of Universal Presence Is.
And finally, realize that when you hear crowds of people screaming “death to this country or that country or that race,” they are being driven by someone taking the role of a divider in order to create a common enemy and deflect attention from that leader’s own failings—lest the leader be found out and fall from power. Quite simply, the dividers of this world divide people, and, in so doing, distance the population from awakening to the Presence of One Universal Life or God.
This earthly, physical plane of existence will always have drama—up to the final dramatic moment when it is no more. In the interim, during any lifetime here on this physical dimension of earth, render unto earth your physical body, but render the Eternal Existence of your Soul to Eternal Existence or God.
As you might if this were your last day on earth, start every day with the words, “I give up my soul to the Eternal Light of God Presence.” In this way you’ll find it far easier to live through this lifetime of threatening existence.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me . . . Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
To rise above life’s drama, live a God-Centered Life.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Text taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ Book, “Mystical Insights: Knowing the Unknown,” Pgs. 67–71. Copyright © 2016 by the International Metaphysical Ministry.
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Intro and ending music © “Night Radiance” by Maxim Kornyshev