Nowhere have I encountered the furnishings of a conventional heaven, or glimpsed the face of God. On the other hand, certainly I dwell in a psychological heaven by earth's standards, for everywhere I sense a presence, or atmosphere, or atmospheric presence that is well-intentioned, gentle yet powerful, and all-knowing. This seems to be a psychological presence of such stunning parts, however, that I can point to no one place and identify it as being there in contrast to being someplace else.
Freud's emotionalism gave me concern for I considered him somewhat of a religious fanatic, operating outside of religion's conventional context. In many ways he was a shaman, born in the "wrong" country, twice as jealous of his own "masculine characteristics" because he sensed within himself the "perverse" intuitive rushes and psychic leanings that he feared and believed could undermine the personal authority of the ego and the mass authority of the state.
"Affirmation means acceptance of your own miraculous complexity. It means saying "yes" to your own being. It means acquiescing to YOUR reality as a spirit in flesh. Within the framework of your own complexity you have the right to say "no" to certain situations, to express your desires, to communicate your feelings. If you do so, then in the great flow and sweep of your eternal reality there will be an overall current of love [...]
"In your terms, until now your consciousness has specialized in neurological patterning. As mentioned, this was extremely important while it learned the art of specialized focus. Now, however, it must begin to recognize that it can indeed expand, and bring into its awareness other quite legitimate realities. The nature of probabilities must be understood, for the time has come in the world as you experience it where the greatest wisdom and discrimination are needed. Your [...]
"Question: Why would you tell us to follow God’s Law, to obey your wishes, and then not tell us what you really want? God: Because there is nothing that I do want. And this is what you cannot understand or refuse to accept. There is nothing God wants or needs. God demands nothing, commands nothing, requires nothing, compels nothing. Teach this in your seminaries and your madrasas. God neither orders nor requests, insists nor expects [...]
For me the following books have had the greatest impact on my life thus far (in a somewhat loose order of importance): 1. The Seth Material - Channeled by Jane Roberts The Seth material in its entirety is probably some of the greatest metaphysical works ever written. The material is highly philosophical and complex which discuss the fundamental spiritual nature of reality. The Seth Material covers a wide variety of topics, including the nature of physical [...]
The following is an excerpt from the book Conversations With God - Book 2. This is what God has to say about Religion: "Because it is not good for you. Understand that in order for organized religion to succeed, it has to make people believe they need it. In order for people to put faith in something else, they must first lose faith in themselves. So the first task of organized religion is to make you lose [...]