Born Again, From a Metaphysical Interpretation

Metaphysics-BornAgainA young couple observed a woman in the grocery store, with a three-year-old girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the child asked for cookies and her mother told her, “No.” The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Ellen, we just have half of the aisles left to go through; don’t be upset. It won’t be long.”

They passed the Mother again in the candy aisle, just in time to hear the little girl shout for candy. When she was told she couldn’t have any, she began to cry. The mother very calmly and quietly said, “There, there, Ellen; only two more aisles to go, and then we’ll be checking out.”

The couple again happened to be in the check-out line, right behind the mother and child when the little girl began to clamor for gum and burst into a temper tantrum upon discovering there would be no gum purchased today. The mother patiently said, “Ellen, we’ll be through this check out in five minutes, and then you can go home and have a nice nap.”

The couple tapped the woman on the shoulder to compliment her. “We couldn’t help noticing how patient you were with little Ellen…” The mother smiled and broke in, “Oh, my little girl’s name is Tammy … I’m Ellen.” 

Ellen’s self-talk epitomized her commitment to self-mastery. In the New Testament, the Greek word for self-mastery is enkrateia which means “power over oneself.”

In the third chapter of the Gospel of John, there is an exchange between Jesus and Nicodemus, who was a member of the Jewish ruling council. In the first seven verses, Jesus gives Nicodemus the master key to enkrateia, the power over oneself – so perfectly demonstrated by Ellen in the grocery store.

Here’s the upshot of their conversation between the Christ as Jesus and Nick:

Nicodemus comes to Jesus at night and says: “We know you are a very high spiritual being, otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to do what you do. I’m just curious. How do you do it?”

Jesus answered, “You must be born again.”

“What? How can that be. No one can re-enter his mother’s womb,” Nick responds, showing his lack of esoteric knowledge.

Jesus chides him. “How can you not know this truth? You are one of Israel’s chief religious teachers? Read my lips, Nicodemus, you must be born again.” (We’re paraphrasing a bit here!)

What Jesus and Nick were really talking about was the key to self-mastery. And Jesus wasn’t giving Nick any wiggle room.

Here is a metaphysical interpretation:

The passage says Nicodemus came to Jesus at night: Nicodemus represents that quality within us which is ‘open to higher spiritual truths but is still stuck in traditional religious programming.’ Night, or darkness, means ‘unawareness of our innate divinity.’

The phrase ‘born again’ in Aramaic means ‘to transcend sense attachments’ or ‘move beyond material appetites.’ It means to adopt a consciousness that is not tied to the world of appearances. It means to realize that there is no separation between us and Spirit.

So, Jesus was saying, “If you want to do what I do, if you want to attain self-mastery, you must be willing to stop at one scoop of ice-cream. You must be able to say ‘no’ to that request which will put you under tremendous time pressure. You must erase negativity from your vocabulary and embedded theology from your consciousness.

We must realize there is no separation between us and Spirit. In other words, we must be born again. We must replace the old, frightened, limited, error-prone us with the new, confident, courageous, the sky’s the limit us!

By the way, the sky isn’t the limit anymore – there are footprints on the moon!

The key to self-mastery means giving up the false for the true of us. It means making conscious Christed choices. It means choosing the spiritual over the material. It means walking the spiritual path on practical feet!

 

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How to Master the Art of Living: Spiritual Traveler’s Alerts

3d illustration: Land and a group of suitcases. To take a vacatiIt is that time of year when people are on the move, with vacations and other special traveling opportunities! We love to travel—and we consider ourselves travel savvy—but we’ve also had some very interesting experiences in our journeys!

Years ago, when we were traveling in South America, we decided to take a walk in Rio along a beautiful stretch of beach near our hotel. We love to just go out on our own and wander wherever we visit. Keep in mind, we displayed no jewelry, no camera, no purse … we’d read the guide about that! We were just walking, and after the equivalent of about two blocks both of us felt such a strange feeling of danger around us (which is not a feeling either of us get too often). We looked at each other and decided to return to our hotel … pronto. As we walked into our hotel, the manager looked at us and said, “You two didn’t go out without a guide, did you?” Come to find out, in that particular area, even though it looked beautiful, it was very dangerous, and recommended that tourists never go out without a local guide. Who knew? Somehow, we had missed that warning … but both of us had felt, from deep within, a strong Traveler’s Alert – and we paid attention!

Warning-ca34707844When you travel, there are essentially two major types of Traveler’s Alerts: alerts warning you of danger and alerts informing you of great deals. We tend to view one as bad and one as good—but when you think about it, they are both good. The ones warning us of danger can protect us, guide us around trouble spots, and help us make wiser decisions as we travel … and the ones sharing deals, of course, can help us save money or time. All this is actually positive … and here’s the good news!

We get similar alerts on this journey as Spiritual beings in human form. We experience Spiritual Traveler’s Alerts, some that warn us of potential problems or guide us around danger, and others to help us experience a more abundant, joyful, fulfilling life. ANY feeling that is out of alignment with the Truth of who you are is really a Traveler’s Alert that you need to stop and realign. It’s a warning that you aren’t acting from your Highest, most elevated level of Consciousness, and hence, you are going to run into difficulties.

We also get those messages from our Intuition, or higher Self, or Spirit – helping us take advantage of what the Spiritual Principles and Truths can bring us. Here are a couple of tips to benefit from our Spiritual Traveler’s Alerts!

Be on the lookout for Traveler’s Alerts: Alerts show up in all kinds of formats. Think about when you travel: Alerts can be posted online, provided by signage, offered by a travel guide, or simply passed on in travel brochures. But we have to be on the lookout for them, or they will not help us at all. For example, have you ever been on a cruise? Notice how they offer lots of great shore excursions (for a price, of course!). On the description of the shore excursions, there are typically little icons to illustrate the type of excursion it is – and these are actually traveler’s alerts! It may indicate there is lots of walking, or water events involved, or shopping, or a strenuous or adventure tour. If you fail to see that information, you may end up on an excursion beyond your limits, and even be a danger to yourself and others.

On our Spiritual adventure, it is just as important to be on the lookout for our Spiritual Traveler’s Alerts. Expect to have them! As we find ourselves entering new experiences, or in a place where we need to make a difficult decision, it is so important to spend time in meditate-beachthe Silence, pre-prayering what it is we are about to do, anticipating the Spiritual Travel Alerts we will receive. Learn how to interpret the signals of Spirit speaking through your intuition, giving you guidance or warning you to make a different choice. Everyone’s intuition has its own way of communicating – and it is important to learn how to distinguish your Intuitive Spirit guidance (your heart) from your “ego chatter” (your head). Most importantly, make time in the Silence. As you move from your head (the ego chatter) to your heart (Spirit), you will understand the messages!  

TakeActionOnce you become attuned to and expect your Spiritual Traveler’s Alerts, you need to Pay Attention — Take Action!: Otherwise, they are useless! According to several different sources, American travelers pay little to no attention to travel alerts. Even when warnings are obviously meant to help ease our traveling burden, we tend to resist them. My brother works with the Lower Bank, NJ Volunteer Fire Company, and he shared that he often gets the job of redirecting traffic when there is an accident that blocks the road. He is amazed at how many people get really upset when they’re redirected. Sometimes they completely ignore him, and drive on through – only to end up totally stuck in the midst of a hold-up that could last an hour or more! To think, they could have totally avoided it if they had been willing to pay attention to the “traveler’s alert!”

Does any of this sound familiar? It happens in our life journey as well. When we are tuned in to Spirit, we can hear those “Traveler’s Alerts” – but when we choose to ignore them, we end up in difficult situations that are no fun at all! Just noticing them isn’t enough. We need to respond appropriately!

It is important to emphasize here that following the messages and guidance of our inner Spirit does not guarantee that everything will be easy and fun. Doing the “right thing” does not always feel simple! But when you take the high road, and go forward standing in Truth, you know it is right. Sometimes very difficult – but there is an inner peace that comes when we pay attention and act on our Spiritual Travel Alerts. In difficult situations, we can claim Divine Wisdom and Strength to make the wise choices. When we sense a Spiritual Traveler’s Alert of a great opportunity (something that would truly benefit us spiritually), we can claim Divine Zeal and Order, and say YES to the experience!

We are on an amazing adventure, as Spiritual beings having this human experience. As we become tuned in to the Spiritual Traveler’s Alerts along the way, we are able to experience life more abundantly, more joyfully, more peacefully — more Spiritually … as we walk the spiritual path on practical, well-alerted feet!

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How the Goldilocks Zone can be a Spiritual Practice

SpiritualPractice-Goldilocks-3BearsIf you are thinking this is a blog about the familiar fairy tale of Goldilocks, you are in for a surprise! We are talking state-of-the-art science here! But there is a relationship! Let’s explain.

Given any star in the universe, quantum physicists define the ‘habitable zone’ as the narrow region around the star in which temperatures allow liquid water to exist. The habitable zone is called the ‘Goldilocks Zone,’ because the requirement that liquid water exists means that the development of intelligent life is possible when planetary temperatures are ‘just right.’ Planets in these habitable regions are the likeliest candidates to be capable of supporting extraterrestrial life, which may be similar to our own.

However, these habitable zones should not be confused with planetary habitability. Here’s why. Planetary habitability deals solely with the planetary conditions required to maintain carbon-based life (like us). Habitable zones deal with the stellar conditions necessary to maintain carbon-based life. Physicists are quick to remind us that these two factors are not interchangeable.

space-3-021114-ykwv1A ‘Goldilocks planet’ is a planet that falls within a star’s habitable zone. The name ‘Goldilocks’ is generally used to describe planets close to the size of Earth. The name comes from the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears — remember that childhood tale we mentioned earlier? The story centers around Goldilocks, a little girl, who has to decide between three bowls of porridge. She ignores the bowls that are too hot and too cold and settles for the one that is ‘just right.’

Likewise, a planet following this Goldilocks ‘just-rightness’ is one that is neither too close nor too far from a star to rule out liquid water on its surface and thus, life (as we know it) on the planet’s surface.

From an esoteric perspective, the Kingdom of God is the Goldilocks Zone of spirituality. Metaphysically speaking, the Kingdom of God is Christ Consciousness. And Christ Consciousness is within you. It is your super-consciousness and you have constant access to ‘this habitable spiritual zone’ through ‘right living.’ The Christ as you, underwrites the Kingdom of God in you, which is your spiritual address (the Goldilocks Zone) in skin school (your human incarnation).

This spiritual practice invites you to consider what Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science, has to say: “There is hidden within (you) a Divinity (a Goldilocks Zone – our addition). There is incarnated in you and me that which is an incarnation of God. This Divine (Nature) is not a projection of that which is unlike our nature, it is not a projection of the Divine into the human. God can only express (God) within (God). There is and can be no such thing as a distinct and separate individual that would be separate from the universe … We are not individuals in God, for this would presuppose isolation and separation and disunion. (We) are individualizations of God … There is no revelation higher than the realization of the Divinity within us.”

Julian of Norwich, mystic, describes the Goldilocks Zone as a ‘oneing,’ “The ‘isness’ of God is in all creatures. There is a great oneing between the Christ and us.

Unity minister, Donald Curtis explains it this way: “When we talk about the Christ we mean the transcendent Christ, the ascending spiritual consciousness which lifts us above the mundane details of the world. The true Christ … is our Higher Self, the real of us. Jesus embodied it completely and expressed it totally as the Great Example …We find this God-Self and are lifted up into the “heaven” (Goldilocks Zone) of spiritual consciousness when we let the Christ evolve through our thinking and feeling natures, and when we let our consciousness be raised completely to the Christ level.”

Christ Consciousness, says Edgar Cayce, is the awareness (Goldilocks Zone) within each soul, waiting to be awakened, of the soul’s oneness with God … Christ Consciousness is a universal consciousness where there is oneness of self, self’s desires, self’s abilities, made in at-one-ment with the forces that may bring to pass that which is sought by an individual entity or soul. (Edgar Cayce)

This spiritual Goldilocks Zone (Kingdom of God) is the perfect realm for divine ideas. It is the most habitable ‘place’ for your Authentic Self. The level of consciousness is ‘just right’ for expressing your divine nature. It is the ‘place’ where you are most aligned with your Authentic Nature.

TakeActionSo make it a regular practice to spend time in your Goldilocks Zone, through spending time in the Silence. You will emerge feeling “just right” in terms of expressing the Truth of who you REALLY are — as you walk the spiritual path on practical feet.

© 2014 Bil and Cher Holton, YourSpiritualPractice.com

 

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Spiritual Practice: Avoid Suicide Wraps

spiritual practice-suicideWrapSuicide Wraps? Wow, that sounds kind of scary, doesn’t it? In the rodeo industry, a suicide wrap is a particular rope wrap bull riders use when wrapping the bull rope around their hand. The wrap allows the cowboy enough leverage and staying power to remain aboard a bucking horse or steer. However, it is very difficult to get out of a suicide wrap if the cowboy falls off the animal. That, of course, causes a serious problem for the rider who becomes vulnerable to hooves and horns. It should come as no surprise that the wrap is against the rules in most modern rodeos for obvious reasons.

From a higher consciousness perspective, suicide wraps mean wrapping yourself around false teachings, false assumptions, and false beliefs that can delay and/or ‘kill’ your chances of achieving enlightenment.

And for obvious reasons, this spiritual practice encourages you to avoid false teachings and beliefs that relegate you into living a fear-based, dogmatically skewed life.

Recognizing a Spiritual Suicide Wrap

Any religious tradition that builds fear into its teachings, adheres to fossilized dogma, champions an anthropomorphic deity in the sky that punishes some and rewards others, discriminates against people who are different, and retails a cataclysmic end to the world is selling suicide wraps.

A fundamental plank in the suicide wrap platform is the use of sacred scripture to justify warped personal and political agendas. Keeping sacred scripture at a literal-only interpretative depth, claiming it is inerrant as written, leaving out legitimate writings that offer a more expanded theological perspective, and barring theologians who could have been instrumental in producing a more complete Biblical compilation all make it possible to protect and perpetuate false teachings.

In his very controversial – and thoughtful – book, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong asserts, “Institutional Christianity seems fearful of inquiry, fearful of freedom, fearful of knowledge – indeed, fearful of anything except its own repetitious propaganda, which has its origins in a world that none of us any longer inhabits.” He goes on to say, “The Church historically has criticized, marginalized, and even expelled its most creative thinkers. The list stretches from Origen through Erasmus to Hans Kung. This institution seems far more eager to expend its energy defending its limited truth than to see its holy words for what they are – mere pointers toward the reality that limited words always distort and can never finally capture.”

Keeping deeper truths ‘walled in’ by creedal orthodoxy and literal-only interpretations of scripture are two examples of theological suicide wraps. And those more spiritual than religious creative thinkers Bishop Spong talked about have been – and continue to be – vulnerable to the hooves and horns of religious fundamentalists.

How to Avoid Spiritual Suicide Wraps

TakeActionHowever, that vulnerability takes the form of making it okay to leave the embedded theology of your youth behind.

  • It means having the willingness – and good sense – to take the suicide wraps off.
  • It means loosening your hold on an anthropomorphic god in the sky and getting a grip on a greater reality: you are a human expression of the Eternal Presence expressing Itself as you.
  • It means upping your consciousness to the realization that you are divine at your core.
  • It certainly means leaving the fractured orthodoxy of pediatric religion behind since it has your servitude in mind.

In Quantum Theology, Diarmuid O’Murchu, has this to say: “Those who hunger for patriarchal certitude, whether in religion or science, who seek objective verification and the guarantee of divine veracity, become petrified and defensive. New vision is always a threat to the status quo.”

This spiritual practice invites you to dispense with any and all false religious teachings that seek to diminish you or anyone else. In the Path of the Mystic, Katherine Tingley reminds us that “for too long has humanity been living on the outer edge of truth; too long has help been sought from without; too long has the inner divine nature been obscured and the shadows of external life been mistaken for reality.”

This spiritual practice reminds you that being jerked around by any false teaching that refuses to allow you the freedom, respect, and dignity you deserve to gain higher spiritual understanding and transcendental awareness is suicide wrapped in ecclesiastical clothing.

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Trusting Your Intuition: Tickling the Ant as a Spiritual Practice

Spiritual Practice-Tickling the AntThe most often quoted ‘ant verse’ from the Hebrew Testament is Proverbs 6:6. “Be like the ant,” says Solomon, “consider her ways, and be wise” (the Holy Bible from Lamsa’s Aramaic of the Peshitta). The King James Bible is a little more direct and in your face. It refers to us as sluggards. It says, “Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise.”

We don’t recommend calling people sluggards; however, the derogatory language makes an important point. Most people are a bit sluggish when it comes to applying Truth principles. And they’re even more reticent when it comes to aligning their human self (small ‘s’ self) with their Higher Self (capital ‘S’ Self).

Solomon was well versed in the wisdom traditions of the East and what we call the Mid-East today. He was well aware of what the Egyptians called the arat and the Hindus called the ajna. Taoist alchemists call it the Third Eye. In Theosophy this eye atrophied and sunk into what today is known as the pineal gland. In all of these traditions the Third Eye is the doorway to higher consciousness.

This mystical ‘perceptive organ’ provides ‘sight’ beyond ordinary sight. It’s located slightly above the eyebrows in the middle of your forehead. It is sometimes called the ‘clear sight’ or guru chakra. Hindus place a colored dot on their foreheads to mark the spot. Fundamental Christians place ashes which form a cross on congregants’ foreheads just above the location of the Third Eye on Ash Wednesday to remind them they are simply dust and in need of repentance.

Unity prefers to anoint our foreheads with oil to celebrate our Christ connection and affirm our goodness. The ancient Egyptians wore a tiara with a small serpent protruding over the Third Eye to honor its influence. Muslims place their faces on prayer mats to achieve a prostration mark that represents piety.

So What Do Ants and Third Eyes Have To Do With Each Other?

In the Book of Revelation the Third Eye is the sixth chakra (pineal gland) and is identified with the 6th church, the Church of Philadelphia. Here’s the connection with the ant and why this is a valued spiritual practice. When the Third Eye becomes active, you feel a tingling behind the skin of the forehead. Some esoteric traditions call that sensation ‘the tickling of the ant.’

So, in the Bible, when Solomon advises people to learn the ways of the ant and become wise, the ant’s ‘wisdom’ is a play on the esoteric ‘tickling of the ant’ when the ‘clear sight’ chakra becomes active. What Solomon is really saying is ‘go inside’ and connect with your innate divinity. Another way of saying it is: “Go inside and align yourself with your Christ Nature so you can ‘up your consciousness!”

Taking Action

If you want to be wise, literally ‘listen to the ant’s speech’, you must listen to your inner guidance. (If you still think Solomon lowered his ear to an anthill to listen to ants, we need to talk after you read this blogcast).

IntuitionSignIn the wisdom traditions, the Third Eye is the gateway to higher consciousness, and thus enlightenment. The Third Eye is often associated with clairvoyance, precognition, astral visions, out-of-body experiences, and astral travel. These inner ‘knowings’ are not clouded by thoughts, intentions or assumptions. They are instinctual messages that come to you, seemingly from no where and often run in opposition to your rational thoughts.

However, one thing is for certain – your inner knowing is an intuitive compass. It’s guidance is pure and its timing is exquisite. What makes intuition’s timing so reliable is that intuition is a form of knowing that is connected to the collective universal knowledge and experience that have made you what you are. It is a composite of all of your left and right brain cognition. So, in a very real sense, intuition is logic in a hurry! And it is this inner choreography that presents itself as an intuitive flash.

As you become more of and disciplined in ‘listening to the ant,’ you’ll begin to trust your intuition more and respond more positively whenever you ‘feel’ its call. Like anything else worthwhile, it takes practice and patience.

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Random Acts of Kindness as a Spiritual Practice

SpiritualPractice-RandomActsPracticing random acts of kindness is a deliberate attempt to brighten another person’s day by doing something thoughtful, nice, and heartfelt. Kindness is a way of showing others that they count. It is a spiritual practice which sends the message that generosity, kindness, and compassion are the kind of virtues that define a healthy society.

By practicing kind acts toward others, you’re helping to create a kindness-aware climate, fostering communities that value generosity of spirit and action.

In a study published in an online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers have provided evidence that cooperative behavior is contagious. When people receive kindness they tend to “pay kindness forward” by showing kindness to others. This cascade of kindness and generosity spreads, creating a multiplier effect. Each act of kindness is like a “matching grant” of (reciprocal) kindness that is truly contagious (James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis, “Connected: The surprising power of our social networks and how they shape our lives,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(9) 5334 – 5338, March, 2010).

There are many ways of practicing kindness of which these are just a few:

    • SpiritualPractice-PiggybankCook a healthy meal for someone,
    • clean a friend’s house,
    • give some change to another customer to help pay for his/her purchase,
    • thank your bus or taxi driver,
    • deliver a dessert to firefighters and/or school teachers,
    • help a child start a piggy bank,
    • help someone find a job,
    • mow a senior citizen’s lawn,
    • pay someone’s parking meter before it expires,
    • leave Post-it Notes with inspirational messages on them for colleagues to see.

Since we’re sewing acts of kindness here’s a few more:

    • PostIt-ThankYousend someone an eCard,
    • spend time with someone who needs someone who will listen,
    • buy someone a book,
    • write a positive blog post,
    • praise someone,
    • give a homeless person something to wear,
    • show compassion to someone you may dislike,
    • send notes of appreciation,
    • give money to down and out people on the side of the road,
    • be generous with compliments.

We hope these acts of kindness give you ideas of how you can spread a little compassion and just plain common courtesy. And because we’re on such a roll, here’s some more ideas that just might speak to you:

    • Thank-you-delivery-ca79228328say ‘Bless you’ when someone sneezes,
    • post inspirational quotes or pictures on your Facebook page,
    • help someone financially,
    • pet-sit for someone,
    • email a quick note to a friend who needs to ‘hear’ a kind word,
    • let someone go in line in front of you,
    • take a photo of people who want to capture a vacation moment together,
    • wash someone’s car,
    • give theatre tickets away for free,
    • shovel snow for a neighbor,
    • tip big for extraordinary customer service,
    • treat a friend to some fresh fruit,
    • politely let another driver merge in front of you,
    • call a friend who is sick,
    • give a napkin folded into a rose to a waitress for her excellent service.

Practicing random acts of kindness is a spiritual practice that is congruent with the very concept of practicing spirituality itself. So this week, be on the lookout for every opportunity to practice random acts of kindness … and be aware of how you feel … as you walk the spiritual path on practical feet!

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The Movie Transcendence — From a Metaphysical Perspective

Transcendence Metaphysical InterpretationThe movie Transcendence, directed by cinematographer Wally Pfister, opened to disappointing box office and derisory reviews in the US last week. But we LOVED it! And we’ll tell you why. We viewed it from a metaphysical perspective instead of a conventional, materialistic one.

A Metaphysical Interpretation of Transcendence

Dr. Will Caster, played by Johnny Depp, is billed as the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence. He creates a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known by humankind. (In theosophy and anthroposophy, the akashic records represent the collective knowledge of humankind from the beginning of the world).

Caster’s wife Evelyn, played by Rebecca Hall, was the first person to encourage him to make his experiments public. (Sounds like a bite out of the proverbial apple, especially since the first three letters of his wife’s name spell EVE)!

Caster’s highly controversial experiments make him famous – and infamous – by making him the target of both anti-technology extremists (who represent fundamentalist religion’s science phobia) and the U.S. government (which symbolizes our human willfulness to perpetuate egocentric power).

Will (or is that God’s WILL) is fatally wounded by a detractor when he is accused of attempting to ‘create a new God!’ (Spiritually speaking, God’s WILL is that humankind will collectively express its innate divinity so there can truly be peace on earth).

Evelyn comes up with a plan to save Will’s essence by uploading Will’s consciousness into a quantum computer that Caster has built. Apple with heart bite(In Genesis, Chapter 3, Eve eats an apple and gets Adam to eat one as well. In verse 7 it reads, “Then the eyes of both of them were opened…”). His best friend Max Waters, played by Paul Bettany, also a researcher, decides to oppose him. (Max represents the ‘Doubting Thomas’ in us).

The government is deeply suspicious of what Will’s uploaded consciousness will do, orchestrates a plot that results in the anti-technology extremists taking the blame for stopping Will, who has become omnipresent! (Metaphysically, omnipresence is one of the qualities assigned to God, the Eternal Presence).

Will uses his omnipresent intelligence to build a technological utopia in a remote desert town called Brightwood (which stands for our worldly consciousness that is being raised to its super-conscious – Christ Conscious – level).

However, Evelyn has been swayed by anti-Will proponents to carry a virus into Will’s compound at Brightwood in order to destroy him. Will – now in an organic body identical to his old one – welcomes her. She hides behind the dogma she’s been told, and tries her best to appear devoted to him, but he knows instantly of her deceit. (Spiritually speaking, Eve represents that part of us that is still attached to sensory experience, which is a virus that contaminates our spiritual growth and compromises our ability for higher, more esoteric thought).

Evelyn is injured during the ensuing attack on Will’s ‘kingdom,’ but Will say he can protect her by uploading her consciousness. (Spiritually speaking, no matter what challenges we face in this human experience, we have within us the wherewithal to transcend any and all limitations by aligning our human self with our Divine Self. This conscious alignment requires ‘upping our consciousness’ to the realm of Spirit by eliminating our over-consumptive worldly appetites and addictions).

WorldPeaceWill, as his organic body is dying, explains to Evelyn that he truly is Will (one with the Eternal Presence), and says he did what he did for her sake (The Eternal Presence incarnates through the Christ which expresses Itself in human form as us). He tells her that saving the planet (placing material pursuits first) was her wish; to learn the secrets of the universe (to know who we really are) was his.

The ‘virus’ kills both Will and Evelyn (if we’re not careful, our egocentristic virus will ‘kill’ any chance we have for a more enlightened spiritual outlook), and a global technology collapse (the collective consciousness of humankind forgetting the metaphysical teachings and spiritual laws that underwrite our spiritual unfoldment) and blackout ensues (we continue to flounder because we have forgotten we are spiritual beings having a human experience)!

As the movie comes to a close it shows that three years have passed. (Metaphysically, the number ‘three’ can represent the Trinity; our subconscious, conscious, and super-conscious; as well as Divine Order).

sunflower-resurrection-webMax finds himself at Will and Evelyn’s garden outside their old home in Berkeley. He notices that their sunflowers are the only living thing in it. (Metaphysically, sunflowers represent aligning our human self with our Higher Self by focusing on the light, spiritual aspirations, instead of darkness, egocentric ambitions).

Upon closer examination, he notices that a drop of water that falls from one of the sunflower’s petals drops into a puddle, which is polluted with oil. (Spiritually, the omnipresence of God underwrites everything. There is no geography in Spirit). water-droplet-sxc1407875_20850086Almost instantly the puddle is cleansed. (When humankind stops denying the innate divinity in all 71/2 billion people that inhabit our planet we will be able to create peace on earth). That is, we’ll be able to cleanse our human consciousness, (earth) from error!

Max realizes that the copper Faraday cage (also called a Faraday shield) Will installed to ‘protect’ the garden from cell phone transmissions has also protected a sample of Will’s nano-particles. (Our illumined consciousness, Faraday shield, blocks external static, error thoughts, from forming outposts in our consciousness).

Max infers that Will and Evelyn’s consciousnesses are still alive within the active nano-particles, giving the world a second chance at Transcendence. (Metaphysically, every time someone becomes consciously aware of his/her innate divinity and the innate divinity in others, humankind’s collective consciousness is raised to a higher spiritual octave. Transcendence is built into humankind’s DNA because we are God expressing in human for as us)!

SpiritualAdventure-ClapboardYour Spiritual Adventure for this week: Go see a movie – it could be this one, or some other one on your list of must-sees – and view it through the eyes of a metaphysical interpretation. We guarantee you will have an enriching experience, and take away some a-has that could transform your life … as you walk the spiritual path on practical feet!

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