The Nature of Humanity

  1. Humanity is a specie among other animals.  People are not their forms.  Their authentic self dwells within their form.  They evolve by accessing their spiritual DNA, the treasure trove of talents, abilities and unique characteristics that were in their seed at birth.  As each life gives form to these qualities, their spirit-soul will evolve into a one-of-a-kind being.  People are enormously powerful, but each one is born knowing very little concerning their potential.  They learn more by doing than by listening to how others evaluate them.  No one can presume to know the potential of others or anything concerning their purposes for being born.

  2. The physical world offers a series of experiences designed to awaken their innate abilities.  Many people, however, feel defeated and robbed by life.  They compare themselves to others who have incarnated for different purposes.  They often take cues for their personhood from their external world where not one accurate identity marker lies.  For example, some people identify themselves with and trade on the beauty of their physical forms or the station they have achieved in life, thus forsaking the substance for the shadow.  Where their treasure is, there will their hearts be also.  As physical changes occur through the aging process and vocational retirement, their “gold” eventually becomes useless as an identifying marker.  Opportunities to excel are presented constantly within each year of life, but many people lack a coach or teacher who can interpret the meaning and symbolism of what is coming up for them.  Many succumb to perceiving that they have been victimized by life and they choose to dwell at the foot of the mountain when their calling is to climb it.

  3. Humans are creators.  Their visions encourage creation in a particular genre or from their innate predispositions.   For example, some create sand castles (temporary money makers), build bridges, write manifestos, develop industrial empires or write music and books.  Others design probes that explore the planets and design curricula.  Still others learn to align with their perceived understanding of God and attempt to inspire and inform others with their visions of wholeness and salvation.  The evolutionary energy patterns for each person appear in every conceivable form.  The forms that survive serve the collective consciousness of the community or tribe’s knowledge base, a foundation upon which others continue to build.

  4. Even the most savage people among us are infinite beings.  Those committed to destruction are beings operating from a belief system built on fear-based mythologies, e.g., “I must destroy those least like me then God’s will can be accomplished.”  Their ultimate goal is often a disguised form of needing power over others, providing them the illusion of superiority or that their lives matter.  Such beings do not know who they are nor do they understand the enormous power they possess to create.  When such beings use their energy to destroy, they stand against the processes of creation.  They remain convinced that their illusion is correct and remain committed to what ultimately proves temporary.  Their commitment cannot fit into God's design for creation and they stay at the base of the mountain for as long as they choose.  They are not lost, they are only uninformed and disoriented.  They are beings that have been convinced by their teachers that their acts of destruction are part of a sacred calling.  Love, however, remains compassionate toward the ignorant.

  5. While humans can create, they are only beginning students of this process.  Their mission or purpose for coming to the earth is to step away from the allure of their physical wants, needs and desires, an allure that comes from a thought that they would feel more complete, “If only I could add something more to my life.”  The ascetic in past generations misunderstood the need to detach.  We must not deny the physical elements of the world as they thought, only learn that such things hold nothing of substance that we truly need or want.  The physical world is to be enjoyed, but not pursued as a goal.  Every aspect of the material world can be fully appreciated, even exploited for its creature comforts, yet it remains an environment that changes constantly.  The wise learn never to allow the tendrils of their hearts to become so entwined around anything in the physical world that they could not release it at a moments notice.  Such people have learned the art of creative detachment.  When we leave our physical forms, what we treasured in the material world fades.  Its purpose has been fulfilled.  This is why Jesus instructed his students to build treasures in the Kingdom of God where moth and rust (change) will not destroy.

  6. Humans are gods, divine/infinite beings, and/or angels in the flesh who are experiencing the early stages of a gestation period, (created lower than the angels) a theme understood by the ancient writer of Psalm 82.  Ignorance of our spiritual potential is present during the early stages of development.  Remember, humanity has been “civilized” for less than 10,000 years, i.e., capable of living in mutually supportive communities/tribes.  Once beings have their spiritual consciousness fully awakened and they understand the “why” of their purpose for being born, they will begin their journey of refinement and identity adjustment.  Souls will evolve, as they are able when they assume control over how they invest and use their energy.  The path is not clear by design, but the path is there.  Part of the adventure of being in our solid forms is one of discovery.  The pace of evolution is determined by the motivation of the one perceiving.  Within each daily event a choice is placed before us.  No one can escape making this choice.   There are only two paths available to people: evolution or delay.  There is no third choice.  Thus it is impossible for anyone ultimately to be lost for all eternity.

  7. The one ingredient frequently missed while embarking on the journey of living a creative, peaceful life is to cease making judgments concerning the circumstances where people find themselves, e.g., judgments about themselves, their need to be somewhere else, why their hopes and dreams appear unattainable, why a number of others appear to be “succeeding” or “lucky” while they are not, etc.  By constantly dreaming of being elsewhere, we siphon away energy that compromises the intensity and integrity of our motivation.  This is one of the delaying factors when we dwell on fantasies created by the mind to escape facing what stands before us.  Our time on earth will be maximized when we assume that what is coming up for us is perfect for what we came here to do. Having this understanding of life does not destroy our potential or ambition but rather aligns intentions and focuses energy on fulfilling our mission. Once a chain of such tasks is experienced with this understanding and the process mastered, a career is formed, a relationship with a mate is developed and an entire host of talents and abilities is discovered as each is being used.   There is no task or vocation that is nobler than another.  We evolve as spirit beings when we employ our energy for the purpose of polishing our own stone while living in the midst of our circumstances.  This is the adventure.