Spiritual Essays #4

Truths of Existence – The Second Universal Law

There is Nothing That We Can Create Anew

The Second law: This is the second law of existence. We may become aware of the information which is present or hidden in the universe and recreate it, but we do not create it anew. What we consider creativity is simply becoming aware of something which we do not know or which did not manifest in our minds or in our world until then.


Is there anything which we can create which does not already exist? Do we create any truths or laws which are not already present in the information soup of the universe as ideas or possibilities? What we consider new is what is new to us or to a large number of people or to the whole humanity. However, it does not mean that the idea did not exist until then in the universe in some form.

What we consider creativity is what our minds have not conceived before. When a new thought or invention or idea crosses our minds, we may presume that we created it, but it is not true. We may credit the first person who thought about it or was lucky enough to find it, but the truth is he or she connected to a truth which was already present.

No doubt, she must have struggled and worked hard to find it, for which society amply rewards her, but all her efforts go into exploring the truths and mysteries of the universe. In other words, all creation whether it flows from supreme consciousness or the universe or Nature or a Buddha or a human being is a just an unraveling of the preexisting knowledge hidden in the universe as an existential truth or possibility or potentiality. Did the Buddha create or invent the Four Noble Truths or the Eightfold Path? No, he just found it or discovered it in an enlightened state or supreme awareness as existential truths.

This is the truth. We can only express what is inherent. If we can somehow tune into the universal mind, we may find innumerable new ideas. Perhaps, the label, “universal mind” may not be correct to describe the information which is stored in the universal storehouse of knowledge in numerous forms. Further, our senses and minds may not be the only means by which it can be known. There may be several other methods to extract it about which we do not have adequate knowledge at this level of our development and technological progress.

Perhaps someday human beings or their evolved forms may possess enough knowledge and ability to extract all the information contained in a black hole or a galaxy. It may become possible if we manage to survive for at least for a few thousand years more or may be a hundred thousand years. In the universal calendar, our civilization is not even a day old. Hence, our progress is too insignificant even to fathom that idea.

The mind is an instrument of Nature. It is bound to its laws. It cannot operate other than what Nature intends it to do. In other words, however free we may think, we are not truly free. We are bound to the laws of Nature, and so is all the knowledge that we know, yet to know and may never know. Both existence and nonexistence of anything exists within the bounds of the universe only. Therefore, both are bound to it, just as we all are.

Nonexistence may simply be the absence of something, the ignorance of the existence of something or something that has not yet manifested in a definitive form in the known universe. Therefore, creation may be just a process of bringing into existence something which we believe was nonexistent but which in reality is nonexistent to our minds and in our individual or collective awareness only. If the nonexistence of something can be conceived or imagined, then it may not even qualify as nonexistence, but a possibility.

All creation arises from Nature (or the universe), depends upon Nature and subsides in Nature, just as a wave that rises and falls on the surface of an ocean. It may be a mere transformative process or a projection of one thing upon another or an admixture of multiple realities or phenomena or a superimposition of one thing upon another. In other words, we have been presented with the illusion of being in control, with the ability to make a difference to our lives and existence, whereas in truth we can only facilitate natural processes that are inherent to the working of the universe.

The idea that we are caught in the web of the universe and can never be free from it, as long as we are conscious and alive in it and serve whatever purpose it may have, is depressing enough. The more you think about it, the more depressed you will feel. Fortunately, the universe is large enough to give us the illusion of having the free- will and the freedom to make choices and pursue our goals. That illusion keeps us life oriented and helps us navigate through life, without feeling miserable, even though we are but bound to the universe and exist in it just as the fish in the ocean.

Knowledge is eternal and indestructible, or (if you are uncomfortable with the idea of eternity) exists at least as long as existence exists. It is known through intelligence. Hence, in some traditions and philosophical schools intelligence is considered superior to knowledge and equated with the Supreme Reality which pervades the whole universe and its innumerable formations as pure intelligence.

In truth knowledge and intelligence are the two faces of the same supreme and eternal reality, just as Prakriti and Purusha in Hinduism are. Knowledge is Prakriti which abides in forms, and intelligence (buddhi) is Purusha which makes sense of them through knowing and grasping. Together, in Hinduism they constitute the supreme reality of Brahman or existence itself. In Jainism it is represented by the all knowing pure soul (nitya suddha) with infinite knowledge, perception and power. In Buddhism. it is comparable to the supremely intelligent Buddha mind. Yet, these comparisons may not be adequate to convey the universal truth which is being explained here.

Knowledge and intelligence are always present in the universe in innumerable forms and dimensions. We are either conscious or unconscious of them, or we may have a wide range of ideas, notions and theories about them according to our own knowledge and intelligence. However, whether we know them or not, we do not make any difference to the sum of the knowledge or intelligence which exists in the universe. They are mutable in the limited context of a person or a group of people, but immutable in the larger context of the universe.

We can neither add to the sum of the oceanic knowledge and intelligence of the universe in its multiple dimensions and formations nor can we subtract from it. We cannot also alter it or destroy it. At the  most we may create little ripples in it which are but illusory just as the whirl that appears in water when we stir it. We can only draw from that perennial source of knowledge and benefit from it. Even ignorance and imperfect knowledge are types of knowledge only. They also exist eternally as possibilities.

Therefore, neither our knowledge nor our ignorance and neither our intelligence nor the lack of it can make any difference to the knowledge and intelligence that is already inherent in the universe. However, they can make a difference to our lives. We too do not add anything new to the universe through our lives and actions. We also do not truly know what purpose we serve in the universe or why do we even exist. We are probably a part of the process which was set in motion as a sum of possibilities when the universe came into existence, and became a materialized reality through innumerable causes and effects and random events.

We have thus ample reasons to believe that all creation is a manifestation or materialization into various forms and states of the of knowledge and intelligence which are hidden or preexisting in the universe. All the diversity in existence arises from the presence or absence of particular types of knowledge and intelligence only. A stone does not know that it is packed with information hidden in the structure and configuration of its atoms, in the energy component of its quantum particles and the qualities and properties which manifest from them. It may not possess the same intelligence as ours, but it may have an intelligence of its own, which is vastly different and which ensures its integrity, continuity, natural properties and functionality.

Yet, despite its apparent lack of life and intelligence, it is an integral part of the universe, and the information which is contained in it is an essential part of the information which is stored in the universe in various forms and states. Knowledge of the objective reality arises from observation. Knowledge of the subjective reality arises from experience. Both are already present in the universe and by knowing them we just become aware but do not create anything new.

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Rosicrucian Reflections #41

“In practical living Illumination follows both Intuition and Idealism. Our intuition helps us to form a series of steps to climb. Each step in turn is an ideal; each ideal is more advanced, and more satisfying to our highest psychic self. An ideal may start with health, with personal well-being. Then it may advance to a consideration of the welfare of others, the service of society and then gradually broaden with greater understanding. The idealism prepares the consciousness for Illumination.”

-Rosicrucian Manuscript

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #42

Meditation

Let me use the wisdom of my senses

To understand the earth

In this season of preparation.

For as the earth prepares its life forms,

So, too, shall I prepare.

The nature kingdom is my teacher,

And I have much to learn.

I learn of letting go

My grip on yesterday

And free myself for the wonder

Of tomorrow’s subtle joy.

The Blessing

Fulfillment and completeness

Are gifts I give to me.

They come from focused labor

And perfection as my guide.

How well I see the power

That my own acts have on me,

And I create my world of joy

Or a world of misery.

Perfection

Is my natural state;

How easily I forget!

-Danaan Parry

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Science of Mind #16

Good is Forever My Experience

Realizing that we are in the midst of an ever-present Good, and believing that there is a Law that brings everything of Its nature into our lives, we should learn to think and act as though every wrong condition of yesterday were converted into something new and better today.

I believe that all the mistakes I have ever made are swallowed up in a Love, in a Peace, and in a Life greater than I am. Therefore, I surrender all past mistakes into the keeping of this ever-present and perfect Life. I affirm that Love is guiding me into a real and deep co-operation with Life and into a sincere affection for everyone.

Today is a fresh beginning, a new start, a joyous adventure on the pathway of eternal progress. Today is bright with hope and happy with fulfillment. Therefore, I affirm that this is the day that God has made, that it is good, and that I find fulfillment in it. The Law of Mind responding to this word of good makes everything in my life simple, effective, and whole. The action of Wisdom through me arranges every circumstance so that success and happiness will come from it. I express the Spirit within so that only love and confidence go out to everyone I meet, blessing everything I touch, bringing peace and comfort and joy to my world. In every thought, in every deed, in every act, I am sustained by an infinite Power and guided gently into an increasing good, for myself and for others.

-Ernest Holmes

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Seth Kelly Curtis

Science of Mind #15

I Lift Up My Cup of Acceptance

We lift up our cup of acceptance to the Divine Bounty when we think affirmatively and give thanks to the giver of all life. Daily we should practice affirming that our cup is filled and running over, always remembering that what we affirm for ourselves we must affirm for others. Living and letting live, giving and receiving, loving and being loved, our cup of acceptance will be filled from the horn of God’s Abundance.

I am living in the continual expectancy that every good thing in my experience shall be multiplied. There is neither doubt nor uncertainty in my mind. Every detail is transformed into an affirmation, every negation into an acceptance, every no into a yes. I know that the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life. I have complete confidence in this Spirit. I know that I am beloved and needed. I feel at home with God.

Today is filled with blessing for myself and others. The past is gone and I gladly loose it and let it go. The present is filled with peace and joy and the future with hope. Gratefully I accept of the Divine Love and Givingness and gladly extend them to everyone I meet. I am made whole with the Wholeness of the Spirit. Gently, but with complete certainty, I am guided into right action and successful accomplishment of all good desires. This I accept. This I experience.

-Ernest Holmes

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect.

Seth Kelly Curtis

Daily Meditation #34

I do not doubt or fear

I do not doubt or fear, for my salvation is from on high, and the day of its appearing is now at hand. I do not doubt or fear, for my whole being responds to the realization of life within and around me. I do not doubt or fear, for the hosts of heaven are waiting upon me and the law of the universe is my salvation. I do not doubt or fear.

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect.

Seth Kelly Curtis

Science Of Mind #11

It is interesting to note that while Jesus said that all power was given to him in heaven and earth, at another time he said that he of himself could do nothing. This sounds like a contradiction until we understand the subtlety of its meaning. Jesus realized that there is but One Power and One Presence and he knew that we all live in this Presence and by this Power. He also knew that when he surrendered himself to the Presence, that is, when he thought the thoughts of God after Him, then the Power would automatically respond to him. Therefore, in surrendering himself to the Presence of Good he commanded the Law of Good. This is fundamental to our whole concept of what we believe and the way we use it. For we use the Law of Good, which of Itself is entirely impersonal and independent of us, like all other laws of nature. Responding to the Presence of Love, we use the Law of Good. This is what meditation, affirmation, and prayer mean.

I am now depending on the Power that is greater than I am and upon the Law of Good that is available right here and now. I identify my life with the Presence and the Power and the Love of God. I recognize the Divine Presence within and around me, and in all people.

If there is anything in me that denies this Presence or this Power, I loose it and let it go. I surrender myself to the complete conviction that everything necessary for my well-being, for my physical, mental, and spiritual self-expression, is now operating in, through, and around me. I know that everything I do will prosper. I know that the One Life, which is God, is my life now. Therefor, I accept this gift of Life and Love, for myself and for all people.

-Ernest Holmes

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect

Seth Kelly Curtis

Rosicrucian Reflections #35

 

 

“The law of manifestation operates like a triangle: First, know what you want and visualize it as if you already had it; Second, see it behind the illusion of reality, practice it in your decisions, choose the people you hang out with, etc; Third, believe, have faith and work on your emotions to be at the right frequency. This triangle of manifestation is one of the secrets of many religions: Christianity, Scientology, and Freemasonry. In Masonry is seen as “heart, mind and desire”; in Scientology is perceived as “reality, communication and affinity”; in Christianity is understood as “Father, son and holy ghost”; basically, “actions, learnings and emotions”. In Christianity, the Father equals reality or the Creator of the illusion, the son is the way, the path, the road of our decisions and actions, and the holy ghost is our heart, instincts and desires manifested in that same path. In other words, through Jesus, and with the power of the holy ghost, you reach God. This is an allegory that not many Christians can understand. Jesus represents behavior – right and wrong, the holy ghost is our faith, your heart and emotions reflecting back at you what you attract, it’s the energy that connects you to your dreams, and God represents the Architect of Reality. So, through moral behavior and positive emotions, your understand God and life, and then you receive “paradise”. This paradise is whatever you dream for yourself. Furthermore, if someone has shown you this way, he has been as an angel to you, a messenger of God; if someone stopped you from reaching it, he has been as a demon, a worker for Satan, the enemy; if you failed in seeing this path, you have redirected yourself towards hell. And if you hate your life, you are already in hell. If you want to get out of hell, you must accept the truth, and this truth is that you must know God, for He is the truth. He and the truth are one and the same.”
― Robin Sacredfire

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect.

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

Essene Meditations And Blessings #36

 

 

Meditation

I feel my body become the earth,

The richness and the rock.

From my scant depth of dark topsoil

Spring the fruits for all.

But rock am I

As well as soil,

And at my center flows

The fire of molten mystery

That was kindled long ago.

What consciousness

Began that fire,

Bringing me to now?

 

The Blessing

The table in my house is full

And I have much to share.

As I gather in the fruits of my labors,

As I work

With the talents that I have,

I see

That it is in the gathering

That fulfillment lies.

It is in the labor of right livelihood

That I find greater joy

Than in the security

Of an overflowing cupboard.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect.

Seth Kelly Curtis

Daily Meditation #33

 

 

I Serve The World

I serve the world. I wait upon the Christ within all people; I call forth glory from on high through the minds of all people. I obey the infinite love which inhabits eternity. I do the works of absolute power which dwells among the heavens. The divine presence within guides my soul and I obey. I do good to all people.

 

 

Quaerite et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining and…

Remember to always treat animals with love and respect.

Seth Kelly Curtis