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In this article we will discuss death and the afterlife in association with commonly held religious beliefs of modern times including heaven and hell, original sin, guilt, demons, Nirvana, karma, forgiveness and God.

We insist, time and again, that the information shared in Cosmic Core is a unifying force between science and religion.  It does not act to prove any one belief system wrong, as there is truth to be found in all religions as well as scientific belief systems.

Each person should be able to worship, praise and live in any way they so choose, whether religious or scientific.  Here at Cosmic Core we encourage each person to drop harmful dogmas that insist their belief system is the only correct one and if it is not followed a person is either an idiot (such as the science-minded like to think of religious believers), or shall be damned for eternity (such as certain religious believers think of all others).  We also encourage religious believers to see the truth in science and science believers to see the truth in spirituality.

The esoteric stream of knowledge that is being brought to light in Cosmic Core stresses the similarities among religions and scientific beliefs.  It encourages a new perspective of looking at life that unifies spirituality with science and ancient wisdom with modern understanding.

This does not preclude anyone’s ability, right or honor to worship, praise, understand or believe in any way they so choose.

The paths are many, the truth is One.  This cannot be repeated enough, especially in our current modern times where people so arrogantly believe (religious, scientific and political) that they are the only ones with the truth and their way is the only ‘right’ way.  This is false dogma and needs to be transformed into a more open-minded, empathetic viewpoint of others’ beliefs.  We must learn to respect others and give them freedom to express their beliefs in any way they so choose as long as it does not harm, (or damn) others.


Through this respect, empathy and compassion we will be able, as a world community, to move forward into a life of peace, abundance and prosperity for all.

Without respect, empathy and compassion we will continue to circle the drain of violence, war, poverty, elitism, corruption and bigotry until we are no more.

Now is the time to choose.  Work for your own selfish good until you are destroyed?  Or work for the greatest good in which each and every being on the planet prospers?



Religious Beliefs

“You form the fabric of your experience through your own beliefs and expectations.  These personal ideas about yourself and the nature of reality will affect your thoughts and emotions.  You take your beliefs about reality as truth, and often do not question them. They seem self-explanatory.  They appear in your mind as statements of fact, far too obvious for examination.  Therefore they are accepted without question too often.  They are not recognized as beliefs about reality, but are instead considered characteristics of reality itself.

Some people, for example, do not question their religious beliefs but accept them as fact. Others find it comparatively easy to recognize such inner assumptions when they appear in a religious context, but are quite blind to them in other areas.

It is far simpler to recognize your own beliefs in regard to religion, politics, or similar subjects, than it is to pinpoint your deepest beliefs about yourself and who and what you are – particularly in relation with your own life.

Many individuals are completely blind to their own beliefs about themselves and the nature of reality.  Your own conscious thoughts will give you excellent clues.  Often you will find yourself refusing to accept certain thoughts that come to your mind because they conflict with other usually accepted ideas.

Basically, religion is an activity through which man attempts to see the meaning of his life. It is construction based on deep psychic knowledge. No matter what the name it might go by, it represents man’s connection with the universe.”1



The Subconscious

It has become fashionable to blame the subconscious for personality problems and difficulties.

There exists the idea that early events, charged and mysterious, lodged there and are now inaccessible to change.

Generations grew up believing the subconscious was unreliable, filled with negative energy, containing only locked-up unpleasant episodes best forgotten.

Many now believe the conscious mind is powerless and adult experience is set in infancy.

Artificial divisions were set up.

Barriers were set up against the joy of the inner spontaneous self.

People learned they should not be aware of subconscious material.

“The doors to the inner self were shut tight.

Only lengthy and costly psychoanalysis could open them.

“People felt divorced from the core of their own reality.”2

In contrast to religious beliefs, people felt there was no way out of this, except ‘therapy’ and even that was lacking and too costly for most.


“About the same time that the idea of the unsavory subconscious arose so strongly, the idea of the soul went out the window.  Millions of people therefore believed in a reality in which they were deprived of the idea of a soul, and burdened by the concept of a very unreliable, if not definitely evil, subconscious.  They saw themselves as vulnerable solitary points of egos, riding perilously and unprotected upon the tumultuous waves of involuntary processes.

At about the same time many intelligent persons were realizing that organized religions’ idea of God, and of heaven and hell, were distorted, unjust, and smacked of children’s fairy tales.  For these individuals there was no place to look for help.

Under the circumstances, to look within would have seemed foolhardy, for they had been taught that this within contained the source of their problems to begin with.  Those who could not afford therapy tried the harder to inhibit any messages from the inner self, for fear they would become swallowed by the savage infantile emotions.”3



Harmful, Tyrannical Viewpoints Propagated by Humanity upon Itself:

  • The idea that the conscious mind does not have any touch with the fountains of its own being
  • The conscious mind is divorced from nature
  • The individual is at the mercy of unconscious drives which they have no control over
  • Humanity therefore, feels powerless; loses a sense of competence and belonging


“You have lost a sense of responsibility for your conscious thoughts because you have been taught that it is not what forms your life.  You have been told that regardless of your beliefs you are terrorized by unconscious conditioning.  And as long as you hold that conscious belief you will experience it as reality.”4



Religious Beliefs

In large measure you are taught to hate yourselves and physical existence.

You are told to love God, but rarely taught to experience the gods in yourselves.

An artificial division is therefore set up between intuitional and intellectual knowledge – only intellectual is given credence in the scientific communities.

“With all of their dire faults and distortions, religions have at least kept alive the idea of unseen, valid worlds.”5


“Your psychologists are not able to think in terms of a soul, and your religious leaders are not able, or refuse, to comprehend it psychologically even to its simplest degree.  Metaphysics and psychology have not met, in other words.”6



Original Sin

‘Original sin’ is a poor, limited and distorted belief, but it came with simple procedures:

Baptism could save; certain words, sacraments, or rituals could lead to redemption.

Many claim not to believe in original sin anymore, yet are still plagued with a belief in guilt.

This concept of original sin existed long before Christianity.

It is a tale symbolically representing the birth of the conscious mind in the species as a whole and the emergence of self-responsibility.

It stands for the separation of the self who perceives – and therefore judges and values – from the object which is perceived and evaluated.

It portrays the new consciousness seeing itself unique and separate.




“I am well aware that strong elements of your civilization are built upon ideas of guilt and punishment.  Many of you are afraid that without a feeling of guilt there would be no inner discipline, and the world would run wild.  It is running quite wild now – not despite your ideas of guilt and punishment, but largely because of them.”7



Birth of Guilt

Guilt arose with the birth of compassion; it is the other side of compassion.

“Its original purpose was to enable you to empathize on an aware level with yourselves and other members of creaturehood, so that you could consciously control what was previously handled on a biological level alone.  Guilt in that respect…has a strong natural basis, and when it is perverted, misused, or misunderstood, it has that great terrifying energy of any runaway basic phenomenon.”8


Animals have a built in sense of unity with nature.

Humanity chose to step outside that framework on a conscious level.

The birth of compassion took the place of animal’s innate knowledge.

Biological compassion turned into emotional realization.

“The hunter, freed more or less from animal courtesy, would be forced to emotionally identify with his prey.  To kill is to be killed.  The balance of life sustains all.  He must learn on a conscious level then what he knew all along.  This is the intricate and only real meaning of guilt and its natural framework.”9




Humanity began to believe in demons when they started to feel a sense of guilt.

Demons are a result of your beliefs – they arise from a belief in ‘unnatural’ guilt.

“You may personify them.  You may even meet them in your experience, but if so they are still the product of your immeasurable creativity, though formed by your guilt and your belief in it.”10


Meister Eckhart, the thirteenth-century German mystic said “If you fight your death, you’ll feel the demons tearing away at your life, but if you have the right attitude to death, you will be able to see that the devils are really angels setting your spirit free.”



Natural Guilt

Natural guilt does not carry with it built in punishment.  It was meant as a preventative measure.  Any previous acts that had aroused feelings of natural guilt were to be avoided in the future.

Natural guilt is highly connected with memory.  It arose hand in hand with humankind’s excursion into linear time (past-present-future).

Without linear time and a ‘moment of reflection’ – a pause in which you remember the past in the present and envision a future – natural guilt would have no meaning.

The ‘moment of reflection’ is the act of recalling past acts, judging them against the present situation and imagining the future sense of guilt that might result.



Artificial Guilt

The conscience arose with the emergence of artificial guilt.

“Man is innately good.  His conscious mind must be free, with its own will.  He can, therefore, consider himself bad.  He is the one who sets those standards in his own image.

If you find that you are berating yourself because of something you did yesterday, or ten years ago, you are not being virtuous.  You are most likely involved with artificial guilt. Even if a violation occurred, natural guilt does not involve penance.  It is meant as a precautionary measure, a reminder before an event.  ‘Do not do this again’, is the only afterward message.”11


With theories of guilt & punishment you may feel hampered in this existence by guilts collected in the last life, or many past lives.

These multiple existences are simultaneous and open-ended.

“Do not forget, all ‘time’ is simultaneous.  In a simultaneous time, punishment makes no sense.  The punishment is an event, and the event for which you were being punished, exist at once; and since there is no past, present and future, you could just as well say that the punishment came first.”12

“A problem caused by guilt, physically materialized as a malady, is meant to lead you to face and conquer the idea of guilt, the belief in it that you hold in your conscious mind.  The body itself is always in a state of becoming.”13



Natural Guilt & Violations

Natural guilt is the human species manifestation of justice and integrity (that is unconsciously built into animals).

To an animal it means: “Thou shalt not kill more than is needed for they physical sustenance.”


To a human: “Thou shalt not violate.”


Thou shalt not violate against nature, life, or the earth.

An outright lie may or may not be a violation.

A sex act may or may not be a violation.

A scientific expedition may or may not be a violation.

Not going to church on Sunday is not a violation.

Having normal aggressive thoughts is not a violation.

Doing violence to your body, or another’s, is a violation.

Doing violence to the spirit of another is a violation.

Swearing is not a violation.  If you believe that it is then in your mind it becomes one.

Conscious killing beyond the needs of sustenance is a violation.



Killing and Self-Defense

Killing another human being is a violation.

Killing while protecting your own body from death at the hands of another through immediate contact is a violation.  Whether or not any justification seems apparent, the violation exists.

“Because you believe that physical self-defense is the only way to counter such a situation then you will say, ‘If I am attacked by another person, are you telling me that I cannot aggressively counter his obvious intent to destroy me?’

Not at all.  You could counter such an attack in several ways that do not involve killing. You would not be in such a hypothetical situation to begin with unless violent thoughts of your own, faced or unfaced, had attracted it to you.

Usually there are a variety of physical actions, not involving killing that would suffice.  As long as you believe that violence must be met with violence you court it and its consequences.”14



Gods and Devils

Attributes of gods are those inherent in man, magnified and brought into powerful activity.

Men believe gods live forever.

Men live forever, but having forgotten this, they remember only to endow their gods with the characteristic.

“The journeys of the gods represent the journeys of man’s own consciousness projected outward.  All That Is, however, is within each such adventure.  Its consciousness, and its reality, is within each man, and within the gods he has created.

It has been said often that there is a god, so there must be a devil – or if there is good, there must be evil.  This is like saying that because an apple has a top, it must have a bottom – but without any understanding of the fact that both are a portion of the apple.”15

As long as you believe in a devil you will create one that is real to you.

He or she will have a certain consciousness of its own, due to the energy given it, but this is a mock devil, one with no power or reality to those who don’t believe in its existence.

It is a superlative hallucination.

It is an idea that is caused by a mass projection of fears.

“There are, then, no devils waiting to carry anyone off, unless you create them yourself, in which case the power resides in you and not in the mock devils.”16

If you created them, you have the power to do away with them.




Those who believe in hell can indeed experience one, but in nothing like eternal terms.

“No soul is forever ignorant.

Those who have such beliefs actually lack a necessary deep trust in the nature of consciousness, of the soul, and of All That Is.  They concentrate upon not what they think of as the power of good, but fearfully upon what they think of as the power of evil.

They create the hallucination out of fear and restriction.”17




The Idea of Perfection

“The word ‘perfect’ holds many pitfalls.

Perhaps you believe to be ‘good’ you must be perfect.

Perhaps you’ve heard the spirit is perfect.

Your duty then is to reproduce that perfect spirit in flesh, which is quite impossible to achieve.

You attempt to deny all imperfect thoughts and emotions – they appall you – you feel guilty, more guilty than ever.

You will try to rid yourself of very natural emotions, and so be cheated of their great spiritual and physical motion.

First off: ‘perfect’ implies something completed and done beyond all change, all motion, further development and creativity.

The spirit is always in a state of becoming, ever-changing, supple, and in your terms without end, as it was and is without a point of beginning.

If you have been told, again, that the spirit is good, in fact perfect, and that you must then be perfect in all of your ways, while at the same time you believe in the imperfection of the body, you will always be in conflict with yourself.

If it seems to you that the soul is degraded by its alliance with the flesh then you will not be able to enjoy your own sense of grace, for you will not consider it possible.”18



Nirvana & Heaven

Nirvana and Heaven are two ideas of the same thing.

Nirvana – individuality is lost in the bliss of undifferentiated consciousness for eternity.

Heaven – still-conscious individuals perform mindless adoration for eternity.


“The you that you consider yourself is never annihilated.  Your consciousness is not snuffed out, nor is it swallowed, blissfully unaware of itself, in some nirvana.  You are as much a part of a nirvana as you will ever be.

Neither theory contains an understanding of the function of the conscious mind, or the evolution of consciousness – or, for that matter, certain aspects of greater physics.  No energy is ever lost.  The expanding universe theory applies to the mind as well as to the universe.”19

Both of these concepts lead to a deep distrust of body and mind.


“Numbers of you are looking for a state of “peace” in which there is a static sort of bliss, with all questions forever answered and all problems solved.  Some of you think that this will somehow be miraculously accomplished for you.  If you recognized the power of your own being, you would know that it ever seeks greater realms of creativity and experience, in which new challenges are inherent – for all problems are challenges.

You are participators in an immense drama in which the main actions occur outside of your world, in those realms from which your world originated — and you are, foremost, natives of those other realms, as each individual is; as each being is.

Those realms are far from lonely, dark, and chaotic. They are also quite different from any concept of nirvana or nothingness.

They are composed of ever-spiraling states of existence in which different kinds of consciousnesses meet and communicate. They are not impersonal realms, but are involved in the most highly intimate interactions.  Those interactions exist about you all the while, and I would like you in your thoughts to aspire toward them, to try to stretch your perceptions enough so that you become at least somewhat aware of their existence.”20




There are various schools of thought concerning the nature of karma.

The basic idea teaches the ‘things I thought, said or did in the past – particularly earlier incarnations – are causing effects in my present life, or will cause effect in a future life.  Whatever happens to me is a result of the ‘karma’ I inherited from my past lives, or from earlier in my current life.’


“One of the main dangers of karmic theories is the tendency it induces to engage in the genetic fallacy, overlooking the truly religious fact that Now is the only time.”21

The genetic fallacy referred to here is the belief that our past – our genetics, our childhood experiences, our past lives, etc. – determines our present and future.


“Your religious ideas have often told you that deformities at birth were the result of the parents’ sins cast upon the children, or that another kind of punishment was involved in terms of “karma.”…The entire idea of reincarnation has been highly distorted by other religious concepts. It is not a psychological arena composed of crime and punishment. Again, you have free will in the conditions of your life, given the characteristics that are your own….”22


It is a false and limiting belief system to believe you are at the mercy of past events from past lives over which you have no control.

It is a false and limiting belief system to believe you must be punished, or are punishing yourself for unkindnesses done to others in the past.

You do not have to accept the negative aspects of your life because of your karma.

There is no karma to be paid off as punishment unless you believe there are crimes for which you must pay.

“Remember, if we do get some “bad karma” we are perpetually returning to a clean slate of balance – so there is usually never a need to fear any long-term repercussions.  The processes of karma are always giving us the opportunity to make huge inner progress in any moment, as we are always being returned to a state of balance where we have no karmic residue from the past.  Hence, by free will we choose to keep repeating certain experiences that we may think of as “mistakes” and choose to continue to experience the natural consequences that we then attract.”23

The point is that it is our choice, and always our choice as to what experiences and consequences we encounter and when we decide to stop encountering them.


Mike S Johnston comments about A Course in Miracles, “Many people have distorted the concept of Karma by declaring its consequences inevitable. Only Love is inevitable.  All else is our own projective imagination. Forgiveness is the necessary function of an unforgiving mind trapped in the do-loop of a self-destructive karmic (cause and effect) cycle. If you don’t believe karmic consequences can be averted, then we might as well join the Judeo-Christian fundamentalists who preach we are all sinners from birth to death. Understanding the concept of Karma as simply another name for cause and effect, I think may be useful to the billions of people who use this symbol to help them understand “reality.”24


‘As you sow so shall you reap.’

Recognizing that there is no separation between you and others, or you and the world, you will realize that what you give off to others is what you are doing to yourself.

This is the law of attraction.

This is also a part of creating your own reality.  If you believe people are inherently evil, then you will meet with people in your experience that are ‘evil’ to your perceptions.  If you believe you are worthless then you will meet with people who will treat you as worthless.

Changing your belief systems will change what you experience, and what will be brought into your life.

“When we act lovingly, we are radiating joy and happiness to others, thereby enhancing the Oneness, and when we act negatively and violate free will, we are trying to absorb others’ life energies into ourselves, thereby enhancing the separation within the One.

Another related deep realization is that the more that we can radiate energy out of ourselves, the more it will naturally be attracted back to us without having to manipulate or control anything to get it – we create a “flow.” That which flows out of us must be replaced, by virtue of the laws of pressure and counter-pressure. Higher pressure (aether density) always flows back into a lower-pressure zone.”25


“When you curse another, you curse yourselves, and the curse returns to you. When you are violent, the violence returns.”26

To kill is to be killed.

And as St. Francis of Assisi said, “It is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”




A Course in Miracles, the Seth Material, and The Law of One all speak of simultaneous time.  Modern higher physics also backs up the idea of simultaneous time and alternate timelines.

This theory says the past cannot cause anything, so our choices in the present are the only cause for our present situation.

Forgiveness undoes the negative effects of our present ego-based choices by showing us that the cause is in our own mind and that the cause in our mind is an illusion that has produced no real results.

If you made a decision in the past and you feel you are getting karmic retribution for that past decision or action, then in truth, you are still making that decision (or holding that belief) in the present, and so you are feeling effects of your present choices, not your past.  You haven’t changed your belief structure yet and so you continue to suffer from what you perceive to be the ‘past’.


The Law of One refers to ‘karma’ as inertia or the ‘ways of balancing’.

“Those actions which are put into motion will continue using the ways of balancing until such a time as the…higher principle which you may liken unto your braking or stopping is invoked.  This stoppage of the inertia of action may be called forgiveness.  These two concepts are inseparable.”27

“Forgiveness is the eradicator of karma.  Balanced forgiveness requires forgiveness of other selves and also forgiveness of the self.  Forgiveness of other-self is forgiveness of self…for they are one.  A full forgiveness is thus impossible without the inclusion of self.

Both self and any involved other-self may, at any time through the process of understanding, acceptance, and forgiveness, ameliorate these patterns of karma. This is true at any point in an incarnative pattern. Thus one who has set in motion an action may forgive itself and never again make that error. This also brakes or stops what you call karma.”28



God or “All That Is”

You may believe God is a kindly father, or personified as Christ or Buddha.

You may imagine a male personality with abilities you possess with great emphasis on those qualities you admire.

All concepts of God are distortive if you project the qualities of human nature upon it.

This imagined god changes throughout time mirroring man’s shifting ideas of himself.

The concepts you have of God go hand-in-hand with the development of your consciousness.

The emerging ego needed to feel its dominance and control and so imagined a god apart from nature.

“Man is himself made as much of God-stuff as earth-stuff, so in those terms now the god in himself yearned toward the man in the god, and earth experience.  Not understanding yourselves, you have tried to put the idea of God outside of yourselves and your living framework.

You are the power of God manifested.  You are not powerless.  To the contrary.  Through your being the power of God is strengthened, for you are a portion of what God is.  If you are a part of God then God is also a part of you, and in denying your own worth you end up denying God’s as well.

Humanity cannot mistrust his own nature and at the same time trust the nature of God, for God is the word for the source of humanity’s being — and if humanity’s being is tainted, then so must be God’s.”29


“I do not tell you that a God is waiting for you on the other side of a golden door.  I do not reassure you by telling you that when you are dead, God will be waiting for you in all his majestic mercy, and that that will be the end of your responsibility.  And so I say, I offer no hope for the lazy, for they will not find eternal rest.

However, through traveling within yourselves, you will discover the unity of your consciousness with other consciousnesses.  You will discover the multidimensional love and energy that gives consciousness to all things.  This will not lead you to want to rest upon the proverbial blessed bosom.  It will instead inspire you to take a better hand in the job of creation; and that feeling of divine presence you will find indeed, and feel indeed, for you will sense it behind the dance of the molecules and in yourselves and in your neighbors.

What so many want is a God who walks down the street and says, “Happy Sunday, I am I, follow me.  But God is hidden craftily in his creations, so that he is what they are and they are what he is; and in knowing them, you know him.


I do not like to use the term “He,” meaning God, since All That Is is the origin of not only all sexes but of all realities.


Actually, you are with God now.  It is you who do not realize this.  You see, you have believed many tales, and symbolically they were very important.  They have their place in your lives and your developments, but there are times when you must leave them behind, and you may feel lonesome for a while without them.

The fact remains, however:  You do not have to die to find God.  All That Is, is now, and you are a part of All That Is now.  You are a spirit now.  The avenues for development are open now.  You can, now, set out to explore environments that are not physical if you want to, but I do not see any rush of students at that invisible door!”30



God, Allah, One Infinite Creator, “All That Is”, Great Spirit, Most High

“You have an inner dimension of activity, a vast field of multidimensional creativity, a Creator that becomes a portion of each of its creations, and yet a Creator that is greater than the sum of its parts: a Creator that can know itself as a mouse in a field, or as the field, or as the continent upon which the field rests, or as the planet that holds the continent, or as the universe that holds the world—a force that is whole yet divisible, that is one and the inconceivably many, a force that is eternal and mortal at once, a force that plunges headlong into its own creativity, forming the seasons and experiencing them as well, glorifying in individuation, and yet always aware of the great unity that is within and behind and through all experiences of individuality: a force from [which] each moment pasts and futures flow out in every conceivable direction.”31


“The open concept of All That Is frees you to a great extent from your own projections, and allows a more valid contact with the spirit that is behind the reality that you know.

There is a design and a designer, but they are so combined, the one within and the one without, that it is impossible to separate them.  The Creator is also within its creations, and the creations themselves are gifted with creativity.

If you will try to accept the idea that your own existence is multidimensional, that you dwell within the medium of infinite probabilities, then you may catch a slight glimpse of the reality that is behind the word “god,” and you may understand why it is almost impossible to capture a true understanding of that concept in words.”32

God is a creator – of an infinite variety of probable existences.

God is the creation itself – the infinite variety of probable existences.

God is a part of all probabilities.

God does not exist apart from or separate from physical reality, but within it as a part of all systems of reality.

God is more than the sum of all the probable systems of reality; yet God is within all of them, without exception.

God is “therefore within each man and woman.  God is also within each spider, shadow, and frog, and this is what man does not like to admit.”

God can only be experienced.  You experience God whether or not you realize it, through your own existence.

God is not male or female.

God is not human in your terms; nor in your terms is God a personality at all.

“Your ideas of personality are too limited to contain the multitudinous facets of God’s multidimensional existence.”

All That Is is beyond designations of species or sex.

“The inner experience with the multidimensional God can come in two main areas:

One is through the realization that this prime moving force is within everything that you can perceive with your senses.

The other method is to realize that this primary motive force has a reality independent of its connection with the world of appearances.”33


All That Is is not done and finished.

All That Is simultaneously and unendingly creates itself.

All That Is is a source of infinite and unending simultaneous action.

There is order, but within order there is freedom – freedom of creativity, that characteristic of All That Is, that guarantees its infinite becoming.

All That Is is inexhaustible.

All That Is is alive within the least of itself, aware within, for example, the molecule, the electron, the photon…

All That Is creates its reality as it goes.

All That Is is possessed by “the need” to lovingly create from its own being; to lovingly transform its own reality in such a way that each most slight probable consciousness can come to be; with the need to see that any and all possible orchestrations of consciousness have the chance to emerge, to perceive and to love.

The nature of All That Is can only be sensed directly through the inner sense, or in a weaker communication, through inspiration or intuition.  The miraculous complexity of such reality cannot be translated verbally.  Only learning to feel, or sense, or intuitively perceive the depths of your own experience can you glimpse the nature of All That Is.”34


God, or All That Is, is in the deepest sense completed, and yet uncompleted.

All That Is is constantly expanding – unutterable, and always becoming.

Becoming what you may ask?  Becoming itself.

“When you say:  ‘I want to find myself,’ you usually take it for granted that there is a completed, done, finished version of yourself that you have mislaid somewhere.  When you think of finding God, you often think in the same terms.

To the extent that you do not know yourself, you do not know your world.  To the extent that you do not know yourself, you do not know your husband, or wife, or mother and father.  To the extent that you do not know yourself, you do not know what God is.  To the extent that you do not know yourself, you do not know what Nature is.

From one end of reality you shout:  ‘Where is God?’ and from the other end the answer comes:  ‘I am Me.’  From the other end of reality, God goes shouting: ‘Who am I’ and finds himself in you.  You are therefore a part of the source, and so is everything else manifest.  Because God is, you are.  Because you are, God is.”35


  1. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  2. ibid.
  3. ibid.
  4. ibid.
  5. Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol I, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1977
  6. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.
  9. ibid.
  10. ibid.
  11. ibid.
  12. ibid.
  13. ibid.
  14. ibid.
  15. Roberts, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1972
  16. ibid.
  17. ibid.
  18. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  19. ibid.
  20. Roberts, Jane, The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1981
  21. Schucman, Helen, A Course in Miracles, Foundation for Inner Peace, 1975
  22. Roberts, Jane, Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1986
  23. Wilcock, David, Shift of the Ages, 2001,
  25. Wilcock, David, Shift of the Ages, 2001,
  26. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  27. Elkins, Rueckert, McCarty, The Law of One, Session 34,
  28. ibid.
  29. Roberts, Jane, The Nature of Personal Reality, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1974
  30. Roberts, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1972
  31. Roberts, Jane, Dreams, Evolution and Value Fulfillment, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1986
  32. Roberts, Jane, Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1972
  33. ibid.
  34. ibid.
  35. Roberts, Jane, The “Unknown” Reality Vol I, Amber-Allen Publishing, 1977


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