How do we humans reach our full potential?
An immortal Israeli carpenter put it this way: You must be born again – in the spirit!
For two thousand years plus, we have been exploring and testing that strange and puzzling declaration. Here is the core of what it means:
Human beings are created with the potential of a two-phase life – first, a material, physical life (and death) and, second, a spiritual life – born by conscious choice – that transcends physical death. The first human phase is our physical life that has been documented by our physical sciences.
Human spirituality, however, remains largely a mystery, waiting to be explored by a new “science” that can transcend the physical and explore a full range of dimensions of our unexplored spirituality. As the Christ stated: the wind blows where it pleases, indicating that human spirituality is a life dimension of its own to be explored by those who have consciously been “born” into that dimension.
Explorers/scientists/re-born humans all stand on the threshold of this new dimension ready to chart the fullness of human potential. It is in this wonderland (whose primary dimension is unconditional love) that humanity must live in order to solve and transcend the riddles of war, disease, poverty, hate, and misery.
Historically, the spiritual has been the province of religion, superstition and “paranormal” phenomena which have kept it fenced away from human core reality. It is time, now, to open the gates in order to realize that being “born” spiritually contains the fullness of human potential. Human spirituality is not only a gloriously abundant reality, it is our final potential and the ultimate fulfillment of human life.
The physical world points the way to the spiritual world. Beyond that, the unanswered questions of the physical sciences can find new answers in the spiritual sciences, but only after the scientists have been spiritually “born” and have experienced a new dimension that is invisible to the spiritually “unborn”. Also, there is growing evidence that human brains can be transformed from individual outposts in reality and become unique segments of a God Mind that offers access to all the knowledge of the Universe without losing individuality, personal adventure and control.
Like the Internet, this Universal God/Mind is a composite of all human consciousness, and the driving force of its being is an unconditional, universal, unlimited Love that bathes each individual who is “born” with peace, joy, health and abundance.
The Gospel According to You
The current War on Terror is all about followers of a spiritual Prophet trying to impose a singular belief or experience to the exclusion of all else. Tragically, they attempt to prove they alone are right by killing anyone who has a different experience of God and Reality.
The overwhelming problem, however, is that each human being must have their own, unique experience of God – and the experience of anyone like Mohammed is really valid only for Mohammed.
To each his own.
In the New Testament of the Christian Bible, there are a series of Gospels and letters that share each author’s experience of spiritual Truth as it was expressed by Jesus the Christ. Many Christians and other spiritual seekers select elements of these Holy Scriptures and declare that these are exclusive Truths that must be followed and honored if a human is to be on the right Path or “Saved”. The bottom line, however, is that each individual seeker must experience their own Truth by direct personal experience – as outlined by the Christ.
A primary challenge in this entire process is that it is, by intent, unique for each individual human. Therefore it cannot really be copied from anyone else. It involves a private, individual and unique inner request to be born – or re-born – in a spiritual sense. This involves agreement to learn, connect with and use an expanded Universal God/Mind as the Source of all life decisions on a higher level of living. It requires pulling an individual, inner switch to begin living in a different, loving reality in a totally new dimension of human life – and abandoning the old, non-spiritual brain as a controlling source! Instead, the limited brain expands its function to become a connection to Universal Mind and knowledge – much as an individual computer connects to the Internet.
This transition is an act of individual human will which triggers spiritual transformation or birth by opening the door for the Holy Spirit – or Holy God Connection. The awakened human then has the responsibility to follow his or her own unique never-ending pathway into and through their personal experience of a Loving God.
It is different for each person – while being in the same new spiritual dimension for all.
A Pivot Point in Human History
In retrospect, it would seem obvious that Jesus Christ did not come to found a religion. He came to inform and focus we humans on the final phase of our biology – our spiritual essence.
Christ came to point out who humans really are and reveal the nature of our being. He lectured and demonstrated that human life has two phases: the physical and the spiritual. Now it is past time for humans to apply the scientific method to explore the reality we call the “spiritual” instead of separating and segregating it into the realm called religion.
The vital pronouncement Christ made was that human biology has two separate starting points before a life can be completed. Literally, we must be born twice: the first time physically (of the water); and the second time into another dimension we call “the spiritual”. Christ is quoted as saying to a member of the Jewish ruling body that no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless he is born of the water and the spirit.” (John 3:5)
A contemporary translation of that statement is “no human being can live a complete life unless he/she is physically born through his mother and then spiritually born by consciously achieving a personal and private union with the Universal Mind and Force we call God!”
Human recorded history has reached a point where this mystical statement needs thorough scientific exploration and confirmation.
But why has our intelligent species taken over 2000 years to really explore the two-part life theory that gave birth to the world’s most powerful religion?
The answer is a failure to scientifically explore the mystery involved. Christ described this mystery as: “The wind blows where it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the spirit.” (John 3:8)
Some of us who have been “born” of the Spirit find that this so-called “spiritual birth” is, literally, moving into another dimension of life – a second realm of reality that we call the spiritual. In our contemporary world, when trying to describe this other dimension, we call it religion, then we build a fence of non-reality about it and surround it with mystery. The time has come in human history to explore it with the scientific method.
But we must realize that we are talking about a non-physical human dimension that cannot be explored physically, because it is not physical. It is “spiritual” and it supersedes the physical!
The Human Sensory Quandary!
Viewing the success of our broad exploration of the natural sciences, why have we humans failed to scientifically explore the realm of the spiritual?
The answer is easy. The realm of the spiritual is a separate human reality measured and experienced with different human powers and different human senses! In essence, the spiritual phase of human life is not physical.
It is spiritual!
Here is an answer to this dilemma: – Humans not only have five physical senses to measure and experience their physical life, but they also have a separate series of generally neglected spiritual senses designed by “nature” to chart, explore and measure their spiritual life and experience.
We humans tend to mystify and largely ignore these spiritual senses (sometimes called gifts), because there seems to be no “real” or physical application of them. This happens because we have not spiritually entered the phase of human life they were designed to experience and measure. We have not, as Christ characterized, been born again! Therefore we cannot really experience the spiritual world because we fail to activate and properly use the tools we have been endowed with for that very purpose!
And, sadly, we are failing to reach our ultimate potential!
What are the Spiritual Senses?
The human spiritual senses – or gifts – involve our ability to communicate, sense, identify and measure the world around us using our invisible, non-physical, non-dimensional gifts or powers. We humans possess these senses or gifts just as we possess our physical senses of taste, touch, smell, hearing or seeing, but since they are seldom used except to experience our non-material spiritual lives, the spiritual senses often disappear or atrophy just as an arm or leg that is unused will shrink and become useless.
If any human consciously chooses to be “born” spiritually, however, their spiritual gifts or senses become necessary to successfully experience this alternate dimension. Science and human academic endeavors are usually unable to successfully explore the spiritual because they neglect to use the human spiritual senses to chart and measure this different reality and dimension of life.
Obviously, humans cannot study, experience or measure a different reality or stage of human life if they are not consciously “born” or awakened into it – and, when that does happen, then learn to activate/use their inherent and “built-in” spiritual senses to actually experience the spiritual dimension and chart their course through it.
If we explore these spiritual senses through a comparison to our physical senses as a guide, it goes like this:
Spiritual Seeing: We humans have the capability to see or visualize non-material or spiritual objects that are “invisible” to our eyes. One area or dimension of this “sense” that has been pioneered by scientific research is called remote viewing, sometimes called clairvoyance. The research, pioneered by the Institute of Noetic Sciences, was (believe it or not) co-sponsored by the CIA as a potential tool for espionage. More extensive research was reported in the USSR.
Another example: some spiritually-awakened humans report “seeing” angels and other out-of-body spiritual beings. An example in the Christian Bible is found in description of disciples “seeing” Christ with Moses and Elijah (Matthew 17:1-13).
Spiritual Hearing: Most humans experience at one time or another, hearing inner teaching by an inner voice. Christians call it the still, small voice of God – or the Holy Spirit of God. Those who teach how to experience this Inner Hearing tell students to silence all thought and listen/meditate (for hours, days, weeks) until they begin to hear words or thoughts on a spiritual level. Others experience spiritual communication with other humans who are physically out of sound-range – or no longer alive.
Some who “hear” these phenomena within themselves, experience inner discussion with saints, teachers or the Holy Spirit within the privacy of their Mind – then they record with writing or sound recording what are frequently deep spiritual lessons.
Spiritual Speaking: Most often called prayer and/or meditation, spiritual speaking (prayer) is an ancient human practice, but it can be experienced as two-way communication with God – or the Mind of God – if you are to ask questions and get answers. This conversation, which occurs in the “silence of the human mind” is a primary means of connecting to God.
Although there has been some primary research and exploration into the phenomenon of spiritual communication (sometimes called channeling), this area of “paranormal” communication badly needs impartial scientific study by scientists who are able to personally transcend the physical and build a scientific base for exploration and learning.
Taste, touch and smell: These senses are sometimes reported by spiritually-born humans, but seem to occur only to accompany or accentuate spiritual experiences.
Music: The spiritual gifts or senses, however, lead us beyond our physical world and our experience of it. Probably, the most universal of these senses or gifts is music. Music involves expressing spiritual human inner musical impulses through physical voice or sound instruments and then sharing them though our physical sense of hearing.
Prophecy: Another spiritual sense is the human ability to “hear” or experience something that will happen in the future by prediction or prophecy.
Spiritual Healing: The gift or power of spiritual healing human illness or injury is almost universally accepted worldwide as a reality.
Being able to by-pass “natural” physical laws by walking on hot coals, walking on water or levitating is another fascinating area for spiritual research.
The Conscious Commitment
A primary and obligatory requirement for any human being moving into the advanced state of the spiritual life – is making a willful and permanent pledge to stop using the physical brain for decision-making and go to the Mind of God for answers.
This key to a human spiritual birth or transformation is a total, inner commitment by the individual involved. It is a lonely, individual, inner decision. In essence, if you wish to experience a new, more loving and vastly more powerful life, you, very personally must declare, sustain and live an unending commitment to it.
The commitment goes like this:
Each of us has the inner seeds to an eternal spiritual life as the root of our being, but it cannot be planted, activated or “born” unless the individual consciously asks for it – and maintains it as life’s primary and eternal commitment!!.
In essence, God, the Holy Spirit or Universal Mind is available only if you or I request this incredible change – and make it the bottom line in all of our life and in all of our life decisions.
This total commitment is obvious and necessary because the learning, transforming process is not simple or easy. It requires an ongoing and unending effort for any human who has lived only in a physical world – and is making their transformational or spiritual transformation/birth while still living in a physical world.
Each spiritually new-born who has consciously elected to be “born again” begins a journey on a narrow – and difficult – pathway. This new world – or new reality is worth every effort, however, because it opens the gates into an incredible new life.
Using the Mind of God for individual “thought” appears to access each individual’s private segment of this universal “brain” that preserves and allows real individual and private decisions. These decisions are based in and require unconditional love as the primary energy and identity of God.
As anyone moves forward into this realm, they will experience a welcoming, loving God Force and Intelligence to help them – that will make their “crooked places straight”.
And the Government Shall be on His Shoulders
As our world attempts to govern itself through an ineffective and failing system of multiple governments, we face huge problems with business, economics, employment, disease and religious conflict. After a huge World War II that slaughtered multiple millions, we have settled down to small wars and terror outbreaks to avoid the danger of an overwhelming atomic disaster. Still the danger of an impending mid-eastern atomic Armageddon is very real –
– as is a threatening worldwide economic collapse.
There is an amazing potential answer to these disasters, however, in human spiritual evolution and the new sciences involved.
Since human beings have the ability to be “born” into a more advanced spiritual state –and since that transformation allows spiritually re-born humans to access an Internet-like collective “Mind of God”, can we not replace our failing human governments with a new system, universally directed by the collective intelligence of the Universe?
As a growing body of evidence confirms that every individual human can get perfect direction and inner-guidance individually tailored for them, is it not possible that this perfect intelligence can create human interaction that supersedes our failing governmental systems.
The most “successful” example of non-spiritual human governments is clearly the United States of America which was created on a strong spiritual foundation. Even this nation, however, is floundering as it wanders away from its spiritual base of “One Nation Under God”.
Does it not follow that if enough individual humans succeed in evolving into spiritually born beings, that we can transcend the calamitous and failing governments of spiritually unborn humanity?
Does it not follow that if individual humans are interconnected with a Universal Mind that interweaves their lives and destiny through the power of universal Love, then our old concepts of government are useless and unnecessary!?
Can we give birth to a new treasure of spiritual “science” to create a complete, mature and unconditionally loving world free from wars, disease and poverty?
Would you join us in signing this Declaration of Inner Dependence as a pledge to discovering the way to every human’s full potential of Love, abundance, health, joy and fulfillment?
(Here is the way signers of the American Declaration of Independence in 1776 introduced their signatures:)
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
If you wish to “sign” on to this effort to help create a pathway to world government: click here.