Democracy and spirit

To understand the way of the future, one has to understand the connection between spirit and democracy, or rather the connection forged by the Mesopotamians and the great Babylonians, among others.

These quintessential first true cities of the West were much more than we understand today, there are traces of understanding in the old testament, or in the Talmud. We know that Babylon was something of a first starter. But very few know that Eden was the very first city in that beautiful fertile crescent.

Now the city of Eden was first and foremost a city with a simple system that ruled it; judges on top, democratic elections, and a Ziggurat in the middle. The Ziggurat was the ancient equivalence of a temple.

Each city had its own G-d, as we know from the city of Athens, a city ruled and understood by the greek goddess Athena.

Now the nation we have today is a far but true son of the Eden. We are, trough philosophers as Rousseau and Montesquieu the descendants of the first city of Eden.

In the french revolution, church and state was separated, it all came down to the fight between science or illumination and the church. At that time the church was corrupt and immoral, especially in France where it supported at class of aristocracy with immoral behaviour without any limits, read Marquis de Sade, to understand.

Anyway, a new enemy is at our doors; islamism or to some; just islam. Islam did not divide spirit and ruling, and now they are stronger, because their system of government is underpinned by a system of faith.

We need to bridge that gap to counter the threat of islam. We need to underpin our system of rule with a system of faith. That is the ultimate solution to the threat we are opposing. It is all really a reflection of spirit. because if you look at nature, where spirit is reflected, you can see, that within nature there is destruction, chaos, tyranny and evil. Look at the cats playful meanness of the mouse, look at the cuckoos nest, look at the hyena. All animals with a touch of evil. Look at man, we have the shadow in ourselves, and we are therefore also prone to evil if we are not careful.

They call Satan a fallen angel. It is a reflection of the spiritual nature, there are pieces of the spiritual domain,  believe, that is inherently evil. A democratic state is a reflection of spirit. Either the people of the state will work for good and will combat evil, or it will do the opposite.

This is where the Ziggurat comes into play; it upholds the ideals that is good, it tries to inspire people to work for the city. To work for good, to give and share.

Therefor, yes we are all one, when it comes to spirit we are connected, but even the spiritual realm has its domains and quarters, and we have a choice as humans beings to choose the one or the other.

We need to work for goodness, and that is what the american dream is about, to use all the tools in the toolbox to work for good, and that is a spiritual process.

  1. Rene’ Descartes
    September 4th, 2011 at 18:55 | #1

    Let me humbly explain my take on spirituality. The reason for our very existence is to attain spiritual growth. We are more of a spiritual being than we are a physical being. We assume a body of flesh out of a desire for spiritual growth, to complete a mission for God, to qualify for higher spirit realms, to test our spiritual ideas we had before we were born to see if we actually possess these ideals, to obtain a level of self-realization, to re-discover higher knowledge in physical ways, to be more of a companion of God, to find the kingdom of heaven within, to achieve our goal of evolving into the higher spirit beings we once were, but with individuality, to make God stronger by spreading love which is God, to bring light in a world of darkness, but more importantly, to play, love, laugh, and live for the sole purpose of it because this is the way to holiness. Love is God and loving others and everything is all that really matters. Everything else, our achievements and material wealth, is totally irrelevant. The important thing is to love people, nature, animals, and everything in creation. Whether people realize it or not, love is what we seek and need to sustain us. Although love is too immense and profound to be fully known in one lifetime, without love we are nothing. To love everyone as ourselves, we must love ourselves else our love for others is false. It is impossible to be really happy if we only have love for ourselves. Until we give attention to others, we will not be able to grow spiritually. Our choice is between the spirit of God (self-love, love for others) and the spirit of self (selfishness, love only for self). By conquering self, we can change and grow easily, and know ourselves to be ourselves, yet one with the Whole. When we do unto others, the same will be done unto us. All paths eventually lead back to God – love. Love is the hard lesson we are here to learn more about and apply ourselves. While in a physical body, the kingdom of God is located within. Part of our mission is to manifest the kingdom into the world. Our goal is to attain a human-divine unity. As spirit beings, our core is perfect love – a spark of divinity. When our human nature fully recognizes the divinity within, self-divine-realization is the result. Part of this realization is that everyone is connected together through divine love – God. What one person does, affects everyone else. We are all of one spirit and to change the world we only need to change ourselves. One simple act of unselfish love affects everyone else. A simple smile has the power to alter the course of human history. The good we do for others will eventually come back to us. The important things is that we are to help each other rise to a higher level of love. Life is about people, not pursuits. It is about loving people, not things. To know love is not enough. It must be expressed. Whatever we become in life is meaningless unless it is done for the benefit of others. The ideal is to love others completely, unconditionally, more even than we love ourselves. It is the little things that count: a small act out of unconditional love. Religious dogma means nothing on the other side. True religion is to love others as ourselves. It is what’s inside that counts. Love, not religious dogma, creates spiritual growth. What is important is what comes from the heart, not what one professes with their lips. Love in action is what lasts. The more we live in love, the closer we are to God. The way to heaven is through the practice of love. Love is the law of the universe and holds the universe together. The Golden Rule is the governing principle in the spirit world. Our state in the spirit realm is determined by our level of spiritual maturity. This is often attained through hardships that challenge us and help us grow and stay compassionate. Before we can really feel joy, we must know sorrow. This world is the tough course that helps create within us the tough love of God. Life is a cycle of improvements that ultimately leads to perfection.
    Once we leave the physical world, we will step into the spirituality we have cultivated within ourselves. We then will view reality from an inward perspective instead of an outward one. Heaven and hell are not locations but are spiritual states of being. We grow to heaven. We don’t go to heaven. The spiritual state of being we attained on Earth is the spiritual state we take with us. We are all at various degrees of light which corresponds to various levels representing different stages of spiritual growth. The central factor determining our level of spiritual growth is the degree to which we have lived for the sake of others. Our ability to accept truth, to live by it, governs our progress in the spirit, and it determines the degree of light we possess. The higher our spiritual maturity, the brighter the light will shine from our spirit.
    The chief purpose for returning to the physical world by reincarnation is for instruction that leads to the advancement of our souls in spiritual maturity. We are given all the opportunities it takes, as many lifetimes as it takes, to achieve it. Then, like the prodigal son, we return to our true home. Once we have learned the lessons needed in the physical world, we do not need to return. We came into this world to have trouble and to learn from it. Unfortunately many people don’t realize this and complain about their bad luck and spend their lives chasing pleasure, fame and money. Then they die without making any spiritual progress. And so they waste life after life. It should be obvious that all we’ll take with us is our character, our karma and our abilities, and that we’ll have to live with people like ourselves. Therefore, our highest success would be to rise into the highest heaven through unselfish love. The desire for spiritual growth arises from a desire to be close to God. We cannot dwell in the higher spiritual realms until we have perfectly qualified for it by a change of heart and mind, a significant amount of preparation, and by completing our mission. God has a job for us. We don’t have to know what it is. We just have to trust and follow our heart. That’s because our heart (Loving Consciousness) knows more than our head (Intellect) does. All souls come to Earth to test their spiritual ideals to see if they are real. Only by becoming subject to the physical influences of the flesh and the laws of the Earth realm can a soul know for certain if they really possess that spiritual ideal. Through this process, the soul is tested and the result is self-realization. This is the purpose of the Earth realm. In order to become one with God, work must be done to remember and find the truth. The truth is this: our true self is a spirit and our spirit is one with God. While the ideal place to grow spiritually is on Earth (this is the reason for life on Earth), growth in the spirit world remains a possibility. There, however, in the absence of a physical body, growth is more difficult. The opportunity for the full range of love (child’s love, marital love, and parental love) is ideally available while on Earth. Love which has been misused or misdirected is best corrected in a physical life. Our ultimate purpose for existing is to be a loving co-creator and companion to God. If we worship the God within others through love, we will find the kingdom of heaven within. We are souls visiting and experiencing the physical realm in order to grow and evolve into the ultimate light beings that are our true origin and final destiny. The minute we judge others for their faults or shortcomings, we are displaying a similar shortcoming in ourselves. (Please my friend, Leave the ‘mooselims’ alone). We don’t have the knowledge to judge people accurately here. Only God knows the heart of man, and only God can judge perfectly. He knows our spirits; we see only temporary strengths and weaknesses. Because of our own limitations, we can seldom look into the heart of man. We don’t have any knowledge or right to judge anybody else in terms of that person’s heart relationship to God. Only God knows what’s in a person’s heart. Someone whom we think is despicable, God might know as a wonderful person. Similarly, someone we think is good, God may see as a hypocrite, with a black heart. Only God knows the truth about every individual We must open our hearts to love because love is God. Open our minds to life because life is God. Open our eyes to light because light is God. Love, life, and light is God; in other words, totally unfathomable! Humans are powerful spiritual beings meant to create good on the Earth. This good isn’t usually accomplished in bold actions, but in singular acts of kindness between people. It’s the little things that count, because they are more spontaneous and show who you truly are. Philosophy, doctrine, creed and race means nothing. No matter what we believed we were all children joined under one God, and that the only rule was God’s true law – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We should treat all people as if they were a part of our soul because they were. It is love, not religion, which creates spiritual growth. Where religion teaches love, there is growth. Where religion impedes love, there is stagnation. What counts is what comes from the heart, not what one professes to believe. The most difficult thing for a person who has been deeply steeped in a particular religious tradition is to realize that the form alone is not what elevates a person; it is the heart. It is not true, as some people think, that if we only give verbal assent to belief in God, well, that’s fine -that is our passport to heaven and everything will be all right. The old teachings that “as you strive, so you’ll be helped” are right. The Lord helps those who help themselves honestly. Sadly America blew all of the above.
    I am humbly
    Rene’ Descartes

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