Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc. – War and Peace—Beyond This World?
All Truth is contained in the consciousness of all human beings. The Ultimate State of Consciousness or Beingness, which is God’s Presence, is deeply imbedded in everyone’s unconscious mind. Within the deeper memory levels of the mind are memories of the past as well as memories of the future, which—despite the illusion of time—have already happened.
Whatever has been—is. Whatever will be—already is. Within the mind or consciousness contained within every human being is a doorway into the past and entrance to the future, each of which already is.
The mind, in fact, contains many doorways or entrances into various levels of existence and even into other worlds. During the inner activity of a mind that is seeking God, a person may experience a large variety of contacts. For the most part, such contacts are with other dimensions of existence and, on lesser occasions, with the earthly dimension in the physical plane of outer space.
One who has achieved mystical awareness can even see or know certain realities, which to outer human sense perception might be classified by today’s clinicians as a mental or psychotic experience. However, what a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist might classify as a psychotic experience may be, to one of mystical awareness, a higher reality. It is no wonder, then, that in a relaxed ego state, an experience may surface from the deeper levels of the unconscious to the surface level, revealing activities beyond this earth—be it in the physical dimension or other realms.
With such glimpses into other worlds and their activities, the mystically aware mind becomes knowledgeable about what takes place beyond this earthly dimension. The physical universe is vast, and other dimensions also offer a variety of existences. Many parts of the physical universe and other dimensions are inhabited—from existences that are less aware than those on the physical Earth dimension to the highest ethereal forms of beingness.
Excluding the very highest dimensions of existence that are just a hairline beneath the existence of Universal Consciousness or God, there exists a vast array of beings living their lives in varying forms and environments. Some are similar in appearance to those on this physical earth, while others could only be said to be very unique in their appearance. Imagine for a moment what exotic or strange life forms one might encounter if one were to travel to the depths of the oceans on this planet, which has already been demonstrated by deep oceanic photography. If such strange life forms can exist on this planet in this dimension, does it not then make sense that life forms beyond what the human level of the mind can conceive of, also exist?
We live in an absolutely incredible Consciousness or Universal God Mind Reality. Yet, in spite of the tremendous variety of life forms, human existence does have something in common with those other life forms. Pleasure, pain, birth, death—all of the dualities present in the physical earth plane are also existent throughout the physical cosmos and in other planes of existence, as well. Why must duality exist? So we may have the illusion of seeming existence apart from the One Universal Life of God.
And yes, where there is duality, there is also the breeding ground for conflict—conflict between individual life forms and collective groupings of life forms. In truth, the proverbial “war between the forces of light and darkness” does exist throughout a very high percentage of the Universe.
The great psychologist, Carl Jung, once said there is hidden truth within mythology. Those mythological stories that have been accepted by many as only myth—the stories of wars even between the Gods or more awakened beings—may, in fact, have emerged from the unconscious realities of the myth creators to the surface level of their minds. These myths contain the truth that where there is variety, diversity, and duality, there is an environment conducive to conflict—whether it’s an altercation between individual life forms or collective groupings.
So, is there peace anywhere in this Universe, in either the seen or unseen dimensions? Yes and no. Just as it is in this physical earth dimension, there is a season for all things—a time for war and a time for peace—except for those life forms just beneath the Universal Consciousness of God. Those life forms can be described as Christ or Light Beings—God’s First Dimension of Beingness apart from Spirit. Here there is only peace, for all know themselves as one, with no illusion of duality leading to conflict and war—just One Universal Life simultaneously existing in forms barely distinguishable from the Light in which they reside and are.
Here on this physical earth plane there will never be permanent peace, only passing seasons—a dualistic existence with times of war and times of peace. If some feel an urging from within to seek peace, let them seek it within themselves by drawing closer to that urge, which is God’s Eternal Peace calling one to its Presence.
There is an idea expressed in Hindu scripture that proclaims that even the Gods on their high thrones in Heaven envy those on earth, for humans—through meditation—can travel beyond the dimensions of the Gods (which may be in a state of conflict) to the Ultimate God of All. In such an inner journey the human soul can rise above dimensions to that state of God Beingness the Bible describes as “the Peace that passes all understanding.” Only through finding and becoming united with the Collective Universal Soul, the Paramatman, or the Christ Presence within oneself can the Eternal Presence and Peace be found.
Remember that God’s Peace is closer to you than your next breath, and is always Present between your thoughts.
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Text taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ Book, “Mystical Insights: Knowing the Unknown,” Pgs. 100–103. Copyright © 2016 by the International Metaphysical Ministry.
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