5 The spiritual reunion
"Strive to bring the divine within yourself back to the divine in the all-encompassing."
Plotinus of Alexandria, philosopher (±204 - 270)
"When someone loves me, he will stick to what I say (self-realization); my Father will love him, and my Father and I will come to him and live with him (reunion)." (John 14:23)
The ultimate goal of spirituology is the reunification with the universal spirit, the reunification with the source from which you have ever originated and will go to again.
5.1 The self-reflection
If you have realized your original spiritual predisposition by self-education and have become completely yourself, you will long for a connection with your spiritual origin. You can achieve this reunification by practicing self-reflection, because with this you not only reflect on yourself, but also on the densified point, the focal point in the universal spirit, that you yourself are in very essence.
Self-reflection is the opposite of the initial state of unconscious identification with this temporal existence, the state of transfer, in which attention and dedication are entirely directed towards the outside world.
Self-reflection, on the other hand, is a reflection on the essence of yourself. Therefore, as a self-reflection exercise, direct all your attention and dedication on yourself as being a spirit by realizing that you, as a spirit, are not this body, nor the circumstances in this temporary existence, nor the contents of your memory, which are imposed on you during your practice; but that you are only the human spirit, the self-conscious force of life, which in itself perceives things, thinks them over and feels them through, and then wants to do something with them.
5.2 The silent repetition
The self-conceived spiritual state that you achieve by this exercise is very volatile, especially in the beginning. In order to be able to hold on to this mental state, it is useful to use a tool and that is: the practice of silent repetition. This spiritual exercise means that you repeat a word, prayer or a short text with spiritual meaning, silently for yourself.
By this exercise you yourself create an inner order within yourself and you become 'one and all yourself' as being a spirit: the self-active source of the thoughts and feelings that you put into words within yourself.
"The thinking spirit speaks in itself."
Plato, Greek philosopher (427 - 347 B.C.)
5.3 The mental state of simplicity and silence
If you have reached that inner order within yourself, then turn your attention away from the meaning of the word. Now direct your attention in the silence between the words on that conscious force, which you are yourself, and which, in that pre-worded silence, is the source of the words that you want to speak within yourself. This transfer of your attention and dedication from that which you form, to the one that forms, you yourself as being a human spirit, is the decisive event. This is the transition from reflection to self-reflection.
This self-reflection brings you back to the realization that you are only the spirit, only the conscious, powerful force of life. This brings you to a state of utmost simplicity and inner silence, and this state of simplicity and silence is the primal spiritual state.
5.4 Spiritual influence and ecstasy
Reaching this primal mental state has the consequence that from your spiritual origin a force can start to affect you, because by that simplicity and silence, your spiritual state has come to harmony with that of your origin. By this spiritual influence you are spiritually moved, you become spiritually affected and this is the beginning of the reunification of yourself as being a human spirit with your origin.
At a given moment you will be able to experience how from this primordial mental state you become in a state of ecstasy and are absorbed into your spiritual origin. You then experience how you are absorbed into a wholly enlightening and penetrating light; while being flown through by an intimate, warming love, which is a primal experience that can't be compared to anything else.
5.5 A focal point of light and warmth
What you experience is that spirit and power, light and love, peace and truth begin to flow through you. What you experience in this way is the divine. But what you experience in this way, you are in fact also yourself! You experience yourself as a spirit spark, out and in the divine spirit; you experience yourself as a focal point of light and warmth in our God as that omnipresent sea of that same spiritual light and that same spiritual warmth.
In this state of reunification, both spirits have completely merged: you are, what that is and that is, what you are, which is a state of perfect union; yet there is still one difference: you are the little spirit and you experience yourself as a part of the great spirit, of our God as the omnipresent universal spirit.
5.6 God's omnipresence
Because of that omnipresence, God already has All in himself and is therefore all-knowing, which is connected with the ability to perceive;
by that omnipresence God can connect everything in himself and is therefore the all-wisdom, which is connected with thinking;
by that omnipresence God connects everything with himself and is therefore all-loving, which is connected with feeling;
by that omnipresence, God can accomplish everything in himself and is therefore omnipotent, which is connected with wanting.
So the end of this discourse is reconnected to the beginning again, because you can experience that as being a human spirit you are an expression of the divine, universal spirit.
5.7 God as father and mother
By ecstasy you can be raised in the spiritual world and then you will experience that God is the universal spirit who, in the unformed primeval state, presents itself to you as an endless sea of pure light and warmth. Conversely, God also, in the formed state, in the form of a spirit form, can reveal himselve to you personally. In this spirit form, which is God's holy spirit, the divine spirit is immediately expressed as a person. This holy spirit has been with us on earth with the name Jesus.
In this formed state you can experience that God is your 'father mother', that you are spiritually born of your divine parents and that you are essentially their godchild; that the very essence of the 'deity' is the family as both divine parents and their god-child; and that all mankind as God's children is in fact God's family.
The following Bible verses describe the state of reunion with God.
There are three possibilities to translate the preposition used in Greek in Luke 17:21 for the statement of Jesus on the the kingdom of Heaven:
1) The kingdom of God is 'within you' (in your hearts).
2) The kingdom of God is 'in your midst' (that is, in the person of Jesus and his words and deeds).
3) The kingdom of God is 'within your reach' (if you make the right choice).
This corresponds to the meaning of:
John 17:21 "That they may all be one, as You, Father, in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us."
Here Jesus describes the state of the universal spirit (the Father). Within the universal spirit first a densification center is formed by condensation: God's holy spirit (who has been with us in Jesus), in which the properties of the universal spirit are immediately and completely present; and then, by such densification, the human spirit sparks arise, which are apt to reconcile with the spiritual state of the universal spirit by developing their spiritual abilities to the conscience and virtues; in this way their spiritual state conforms to the center of the universal spirit and than they can reunite with it.
This is what Jesus describes in his address to the disciples in John 17: 20-23 during the last supper:
"I pray not only for them, but for all who believe in me by their proclamation. Let them all be one, Father. As you are in me and I in you, so let them be in us too, [...] I have allowed them to share in the greatness you have given to me, that they may be one like we: I in them and you in me. Then they will be completely one and then the world will understand that you sent me, and that you loved them as you loved me."
Everyone knows that the drop goes up into the ocean,
few know that the ocean is going up into the drop.
Kabir, Indian mystic and poet (1450-1510)
The universal spirit as being the divine spirit has a self-image of itself
densified to itself as spirit spark, the human spirit;
and has given to that self-image the predisposition
to develop - with silent help from above - into personal independence.
to part 6: the multiple manifestations of deity
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