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Blog by Eric Allen Bell - God is Closer to You than Your Self

 

If you consider yourself to be on any kind of spiritual path, you very likely have had a tendency to be too hard on yourself.  You try not to think negative thoughts, to avoid judging others, to avoid "sin".  One definition of the word "sin" is "separation from God". We want to avoid our dark side and become more of "how we are supposed to be". This way of thinking occurs probably not as the result of religion, but rather religion has sprouted as the result of this way of thinking.  We believe the lie that we are not adequate, when in fact we are.

 

In fact, the "shadow" (your dark side) is as much a part of the human experience as is having two eyes. The light and the darkness that are basic components of the psyche, are what enable the human mind to perceive as it exists in material space.  There exists both day and night down here on the ground, and the inner world of the human mind adjusts itself accordingly. The light and the dark are not at war with each other anywhere but in the mind. Everything is chaos and everything is harmony and one idea does not negate the other. Who are you, in the midst of it all? Are you the chaos and the harmony? Or are you something that is more full than either of these concepts can describe?

 

As part of our physical evolution, the brain has developed an ability to identify opposites in order to survive. And there exists no shortage of New Age books that would have us believe this is a flaw, something to feel that we must fix.  

While this platform of duality in perception has allowed us to make great breakthroughs technologically and in the arts and so much more, it is also the foundation of every war - mine versus yours, and us verses them.  And perhaps in the material world war is part of how nature operates. But are we bound to this and only this? From the meditative state the answer is quite clear.

 

 

Simply "us" or "ours" are very difficult concepts for the brain to hold onto without having to meditate, read spiritual books, go to Satsang, church, temple, etc.  This Non-duality flies in the face of everything our brain has told us it needs, in order to navigate its way through our concept of the world. However when the body dies, when we leave this place, duality is baggage which may not required for the journey.  But can we also inhabit material space, live in duality but not be captured by it?

 

You can realize the oneness of all things before having to wait until the body expires. Even "oneness" is just a word and a concept. It implies something finite when the mystery in fact refuses to be held in such a way. Self Realization is always in the room with you. Your appointment with it is now.

It is possible to navigate through a world of opposites, play by its rules, but also know that none of this is real? It's reality has limits and how real can something limited really be?  This experience of your body, located in time and space, is just a tiny fraction of what is really going on.

Can you be in the world but not be of the world? If you believe you require an invitation, I invite you so snap out of it. Can you be here, but not only here - and yet be fully here? Are you willing to let go of the task of maintaining all of this fragmentation?  

I'm not claiming to be on some higher plane or posses special powers. I am no one special. We are all Divine. You can see this if you are willing to see it. 

 

God or Source, being Infinite, is that which you were never apart from in the first place. The illusion of separateness is ultimately a trick of the mind. You were never separated from Source.  Adam and Eve are fictional characters, but then so am I and so are you.

So does time exist in the mind or does the mind exist in time? Or do they both exist in non-local consciousness? Is non-local consciousness not the ground of all being? Isn't this what the symbol of OM means? Isn't OM who and what you are - limitless, free, beyond what can be contained or described by any concept or impression?

And this is the hallucination that fuels so much suffering in the world - the illusion of separateness. Materially there exists separation of bodies and nations and so on. But there are dimensions of consciousness that allow for more depth and range than this, while still enabling us to navigate through material space as an individual in the world - flaws and all.  

What is the purpose of Enlightenment? Is it permanent? Is it a finish line? Or, are there enlightenments along the journey?  These moments of realization allow for more depth and more range. Is there any value, in purpose in this?  You will not know until you experience it.

The big lie is what we've structured our civilizations on. It is a delusion that holds most of the religions establishment together and keeps many of the powerful in power. The lie is that spirituality is about groveling in front of some god and apologizing for your inadequacies. The lie is that spirituality is about improving yourself, or improving the world. The laws of nature and evolution will take care of that. Spirituality is about seeing things as they are and excepting things as they are. It is about knowing your Self. Religion is about believing in something else instead.

Suffering occurs at the level of the brain-body organism. But often even this suffering can bring us to the realization of a truer identity - one that is not a concept - one that is eternal and not so subject to the fluctuations of time and space. We long for that realization while also trying to push it into the future. The realization sees you coming. The story is stretched out over time, in the mind. And yet it all happens in an instant. It has already happened, it will happen, it is happening and it always was and is. You will come to this through crisis, or you will come to this through bliss, or you will not come to it at all, as you realize that it is as you are.

 

Imagine a world where we all felt safe enough to stop believing in the lie.  By all outward appearances, the material world of today is not ready for such a revelation.  But are you?

Once you realize that the only one who has the power to truly convince you of the lie is yourself, you are ready to for the protagonist to meet the author of the story. Little self meets Big Self. Duality and Unity are one in the same.

 

Or in Vedic terms - Atman is Brahman.

 

To know yourself is to know God, and to know God is to know yourself.

 

OM,

 

Eric Allen Bell

 

 

 

 

 

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Comment by Eric Allen Bell on Monday

Tommy - Let's do this.  Shoot me a message in my inbox if you would.


Thanks,

Eric

Comment by Tommy Hawksblood on October 25, 2014 at 8:28am
Today 1 PM EST  On www.freedomslips.com/ Spiritual and Beyond   in   studio A
Important workshop   Gods and God what do you know?   Tommy Hawksblood
Always open for question during the workshop. 
Comment by Tommy Hawksblood on October 17, 2014 at 2:41am

One Is www.freedomslips.com/spiritualand beyond      the other I do with someone is called www.blogtalkradio.com/tjmorrisetradio  I was doing that one for over two years 

Comment by Eric Allen Bell on October 16, 2014 at 8:56pm

Tommy - What is the link for your show?

Comment by Tommy Hawksblood on October 14, 2014 at 10:33pm

Sounds good.  Many people will not even stand by their own truth. I do a Hour show as well as a Two hour show. As long as you think you would like is fine with me. My times are 12 PM EST and 1 PM EST Friday and Saturday.

   Putting info out is important. People will alwasy have to make their own mind what ever they are going to except. Hopefully with their eyes open .  Thank you >  

Comment by Eric Allen Bell on October 14, 2014 at 8:37pm

Tommy - I will have a conversation with you on the radio, but not a "debate".  As you stated "putting my truth up against yours any day" is not really where I'm coming from. If you want to discuss ideas, even contrary ideas, that would be fine. But on the topic of consciousness, a debate seems rather silly since consciousness is such a subjective experience.

Comment by Tommy Hawksblood on October 13, 2014 at 12:57pm

Giving 100 percent of yourself to to the moment. And so. What did that do. Look at Tibet one of the most thought spiritual places on the planet now taken over by China. Look at the Hopi people both are very connected. Bot are on the main vertex of the planet. on each side of the world. 

   Tibetan killing themselves wating for the D. Lama to come back. Oh Buddha did not believe in  a God while he allowed other to follow all the little Hindu Gods.

Comment by Tommy Hawksblood on October 13, 2014 at 12:49pm
Dear Eric, you are the one following imaginary friends. God is real, as well as the for the people that think they are  fools.
  Guess you have no understanding of life at all. Like the worlds reincarnation and Karma. If you were above it  you would not have to even be here. 
  Out of the main religions- 5 out of the 500 religions which lead into 2500 total guess I  would say there are less then three that have any real truth. Please you can put me down all you want. I had 4 near death experiences as well as learned about soul travel a long time ago. 
   Guess you know nothing about astral projection -even that is REAL. Then soul travel you would never talk the way you do if you did. There are  souls that know much more truth then most of the  98% of the people that follow any path.
   Someone sad a lonely path I am on. Sadly we are all on just don't want to face it. Most that really follow anything  will only attain the Bliss state that Buddha taught. Many will be happy in that state and stay there when ever they get there. They will not know there is many places much higher they just might stay there for ever -void of whom they really are.
   You have no clue to reality. My path I call I am a realist. Dreams and wishful thinking will not change anything. I live in the truth -like what is really happening. I live in a world that is collapsing. I mean at ever level. Physically, spiritually and mentally. Guess you don't have to listen to me. But I am sure you are not on top what is really happening to the planet right now.
   Then lastly guess you don't understand much about aliens , bigfoot or even negative Being and entities. You are much younger then me and I have been on my quest since I was 6 years old. Studied many religions and most have nothing to offer about DEATH or God. Sadly people like to believe what they believe in without any proof.
   Guess you are not up on the Pope even. He said awhile ago that Adam and Eve are just a story as well as well as Hell doesn't exist. Well he is right about Adam and Eve but Hell is alive and well. For most people live in while they think it is heaven.
   Please anytime you want to talk on a live radio show please I would love to put your truth against mine any day. For the world to hear. Still new age peoples spread so much false hope and fairy land stories about being spiritual. You are right about the dark side which everyone has to face sooner or later. Then learn to understand their Ego.
  I am living in the world but I am not of it. I will not come back. I will not stay here very much longer. I finished my mission and just finishing up with the lose ends.
   Please your truth is many other peoples lie's.  Being Eternal -without the awareness - meaning all your other lives are USELESS. It is like graduating collage and going back to kindergarten. WHY? It was so much fun? I do a few shows weekly. I never found anyone willing to do  a live DEBATE not a panel. Please feel free too.  I stand in my truth and will die in it. Truth is the only real thing one learns while being here life time after lifetime when one is ready. Most love what keeps soul here. Lust, Greed, vanity, anger and ATTACHMENT .  They do take in just about every other word.
   At the same time people hold on to two worlds. Love and compassion and still have no clue to what they really mean.  
   I never lock myself into any site. Sooner or later it is like talking to rock. It is what it is and cannot change
Comment by Eric Allen Bell on October 12, 2014 at 9:25pm

Tommy - Your demonization of Ego and your preoccupation with the imaginary friend "Jesus" is all just a trick of the binary mind.  These are concepts, not to be confused with reality.  I would strongly encourage you to loosen your grip on your tightly held concepts and to initiate a process of deep and fearless inquiry.

Comment by Richard Stanaszek on October 12, 2014 at 6:31am

There are many paths, but only one path that is correct for yourself. It is a lonely path, for yourself ,by yourself.

It may change directions many times, and what you remember one day becomes a double edge sword the next day.

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