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Section 20

Human Guidance

The Law or Principle of Karma is generally understood as the cycle of cause and effect―the actions we take in any given moment will affect us at some time in the future. Karma is not only concerned with the relationship between actions and consequences, but a popular interpretation of the word also suggests that Karma relates to the moral reasons or intentions behind our actions. For example, if we commit a ‘good deed’ for the wrong reasons―like making a charitable donation only to impress someone―such an action could be immoral, and produce ‘bad Karma’.


Karma is also associated with the concept of reincarnation or rebirth. The effects of any action we take in life can be visited upon us in a future life, and therefore the good or bad fortune we experience in any moment may be the result of certain actions performed in past lives.


The principle of Karma is most often associated with the classical traditions of India―Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism―and it is viewed as something that operates according to an autonomous causal law. By contrast, the religious traditions that emerged from the Middle East―Judaism, Islam and Christianity―perceive Karma in terms of ‘reward and punishment’ for human actions, yet its power is placed in the hands of a single Divine lawgiver, God or Allah. Therefore, what are we to make of these similar but conflicting ideas? Is there a common place from which they both arise?


Of course there is. We have clearly established that God is an all-encompassing creative Consciousness, not a single Being separate from another. Thus, the law of Karma is both a mechanism governed by God and an autonomous causal law. So, let’s look at how it works and the reason for its existence.


The challenge for early humans was to live in alignment with God, but it was not easy for them to determine whether a communication they received was from God or from entities in the intermediate world. It is still difficult today for us to know the difference. This is why Satan (as the symbolic ruler of the intermediate dimension) is often represented in mythology as a sneaky serpent who tempts us because forces from that world are, by their very nature, sly, manipulative and insidious, always trying to get our attention so that they might live through us and sustain themselves. And these forces are just as present and active today. Our modern civilisation is alive with them in the guise of companies, for example, that endeavour to convince us that all kinds of ‘things’ are necessary for our growth and wellbeing, when this is simply not true.


For you to live in alignment with God means that you must always be moved from within by impulses from the Earth psyche, in the way that all the other natural creatures are. This is a simple, natural and extremely intelligent way to live, and when it is, the ensuing action is ‘pure’ because the impulse is expressed, experienced, and complete in each and every moment. However, when you do not move with these impulses, but follow ‘temptations’ from the external world, or your own needs, beliefs, or even fears born of your disconnection from Source, then you are immediately out of alignment with the pure intentions of the Earth Being. Consequently, you are out of alignment with the essential nature of your own being and this mismatch of action registers and remains as a substantial existence in the secondary world.


In the early days, this mismatch did not amount to much, because there was little substance to it, just as the first faint afterimage that began this world did not have much substance until further inputs helped substantiate it. But every time action was out of alignment, the mismatch gathered as a momentum of ‘personal story’ that lingered as the past to strengthen a growing sense of self. In this way, it could also be said that the substance of self is the karmic body.


Being an ethereal entity separate from the physical body it inhabited, this karmic body is something that could, would, and does survive death of that body, and comes again in time to inhabit another. Here the notion of reincarnation arises, and the enduring nature of this entity that can reincarnate provides the basis for all concepts pertaining to ‘Soul’. By this logic, the definition of Soul would be ‘an entity born of living out of alignment with God’. It is Consciousness infused with past.


Now this may seem like an unusual, atypical, or even somewhat disturbing definition of Soul, but it is not my intention to make it so. As stated at the beginning, this work is a deep dive, revealing a new perspective on reality, and as such, some things may be unsettling on the way. My intention is not to disturb; it is simply to put things in perspective. We are working towards a complete understanding of who we are, why we are here, what our relationship with the Universe is, and ultimately, how to enjoy our lives. And because you are still reading this work, the good news is that you are a part of the solution and have something unique and important to offer the world through which you will experience a fulfilment you have never known before.


To the extent that human action is out of alignment with the Source that has created it, out of alignment with God, the Earth Being, then the Karmic body continues to grow. And, as it grows, it has increasing power to survive and influence. Because it is a body formed from disconnection with Source, its growing presence eventually becomes disruptive and disturbing. This may take some time to show up―lifetimes perhaps―but the day comes when a person begins to feel that they are somehow not themselves anymore, or that something is fundamentally wrong in their lives. This is happening at an increasing scale across the globe now, and consequently more and more people are beginning to question and look for understanding, meaning and true purpose in life.


To come back into alignment with the Source that you are and be completely free once again, this imposter Karmic body must be dissolved, which means ‘undoing’ it, and releasing its existence within you. Any personal growth process of worth will facilitate this through strengthening the truth―the Source within you―which in turn dissolves the Karmic body.


To the degree that you undertake such a journey, two things will begin to happen. One, your life will begin to improve because your attention to the truth within expands your energy and draws ‘good’ things to you, and two, this expansion will also bring you face-to-face with your Karma. Inevitably this means experiencing some kind of disturbance as the Karmic body begins to release, dissolve, or burn up. This can be challenging or even somewhat derailing when it happens, but it is helpful to understand what is going on, because it is unavoidable that this occurs on your journey back home.


You will come by situations―either literally or symbolically―that will reflect, in essence, the ways and places where you have been ‘out of alignment’ in the past. And to effectively release these energies, and not get caught up in them and abort your mission, you must not give them your attention. You must hold to what is true within, and it is in situations like these that it is helpful to have a teacher or some kind of wise words to hear to help you stay on track. We will talk much more about the practicalities of working with these energies in the next section.


So this is how Karma works, and it is not so much that it is good or bad, or punitive in any way, it is just that you must go back through yourself, and whatever is in there, in order to come out the other side and be eternally free.


Another misconception about Karma is that it is equivalent to the idea of ‘You reap what you sow’, or ‘What goes around, comes around’, meaning that you get back from life what you give out or put in. This is certainly true, but it is not Karma. It is simply a case of how things work vibrationally throughout the universe. Whatever energy you are, and live by, which is to say the things that you think about, believe in, and feel, you will draw to yourself as a reflection of that which is, of course, the experiences you have in life.


If you are negative all the time, you will draw and experience a reflection of that, and similarly, if you feel good and engaged in life, you will draw people and experiences who are in the same place. If you enjoy sailing boats, you will be drawn into a world of like-minded people who also enjoy sailing, or if you enjoy watching movies, you will be drawn to others and situations that allow you to engage with this interest. This is a powerful dynamic to understand, but it is not Karma. It is the principle behind the ‘Law of Attraction’ that is a very popular concept today in many New Age philosophies and teachings.


The misaligned living that builds as Karma is synonymous with the idea of humans being ‘sinners’ in the Christian faith. And this is perfectly reasonable. What better definition of ‘sin’ could there be than ‘not living in alignment' with Source, with God?


Nonetheless, ‘being a sinner’ is a heavy burden that humanity has carried for about six thousand years now, and this has been fuelled considerably by the worst of religion―a need for power and control. Our sensitivity to any mention of the word 'sin' is acute, and it is a word that can be―and often is―used by authorities to manipulate people toward those same authority's' own misaligned ends. This has been the cause of so much personal torment and suffering to innumerable people throughout history.


But there is relief at hand. A primary outcome of this work is to show that it is not our fault that we ‘sinned’, any more than it is God’s fault for creating us this way. In our quest to be happy and free, to love one another and respect the Earth, it is imperative that we come to this understanding. Humans ‘sinning’ was, and is, an unavoidable part in the process of becoming responsible creative agents, just as much as it was, and is, an unavoidable challenge for God to work with the situation in the best way possible. Nobody is to blame, and it is our lack of knowledge in this matter that fuels people to want to look for fault in someone or something when things ‘go wrong’ in life.


However, the sooner we can come to see that no one and nothing is to blame, there will be a great opportunity for global healing and liberation.


So, despite God’s first commands and attempts to direct and educate early humans, they could not help but be led astray by forces from the intermediate world, inclusive of their own Karmic body or developing self. This movement away from God is the ‘fall’ that is spoken of in religious texts, and it appears in both Christian and Islamic myth. The deeper, unrealised reason for this departure from Source―over and above the fact that it was difficult to differentiate between the Earth Being’s guidance and individual desire―was that the world was very interesting to us. Remember that an aspect of Consciousness is curiosity, and the world was a huge place to discover.


It is undoubtedly here, as we began to fall, that the ‘Search for Meaning’ first began, as is discussed in the appendix contained in this work. There was a lot to explore and learn about in the physical world, and it was therefore a highly alluring place to be. As such, humans could be tricked easily by the intermediate forces that could manipulate this physical world that was so unavoidably attractive to us. Perhaps this is why some religions uphold the idea that the physical world, and any pleasures derived from it, should be renounced. Yes, to abstain from physical indulgences might help a person find and stay more in tune with the inner promptings from Spirit. But ultimately it is not a complete solution because the physical world is our playground, and to eschew it is to miss the essential reason for living and the opportunities it offers.


Life continued for the next few thousand years, and humanity moved steadily further from God as it continued to push out into the world in an effort to understand it and indulge its own selfish ways. Eventually, the situation became out of hand again, and intervention was necessary once more, lest the whole show become a pointless, ugly mess, completely misaligned with Earth intention. In Christian theology, this is accurately represented by this statement, ‘And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually’. ‘And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.’


Now that sounds like extreme disappointment, something that perhaps a parent could relate to if they had spent considerable time and effort creating a beautiful playground for their children to play in, only to find that the children had disrespected the opportunity, run amok, fought with each other, and destroyed the beauty and opportunity of what had been created. So, what could be done to rectify the situation?


The next attempt to tidy things up, reset the story, and hopefully put humans back on track, was another important event in history―the Great Flood.


‘And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.’ ‘But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.’


This is the story of Noah and the Ark, and it appears as a major theme in both the Bible and the Quran. It is the story of God instructing Noah to build an Ark and gather together a selection of animals to go aboard to survive a deluge of rain that would last forty days and forty nights. The ensuing flood would destroy all life on Earth except Noah and his animals, who would survive to create a new life in a regenerated world.


There are many references to a great flood occurring around 2,500 BCE in myths and legends from other cultures as well. This fact has encouraged scientists to see if there is any evidence to substantiate the story. Many interesting discoveries have been made, and several theories presented, but, as yet, there is no final agreement.


However, something interesting―and perhaps also overlooked, or even unknown to date―about the Noah story is that the instruction to take the animals aboard was not so much about keeping the physical creatures alive to procreate in a new world, but of preserving the very idea, pattern, or blueprint of each species as it had been developed. This is because when something no longer exists as a physical reality, it no longer exists as complete knowledge in the world of Universal mind either. Therefore, to bring the Earth to the same evolutionary place without saving the blueprint for each would mean to start again from scratch, which of course would be counterproductive.


Similarly, it is quite likely that a lot of species weren’t chosen to be ‘saved’ at the time as this would also have been a perfect opportunity to eliminate creatures that did not serve the evolutionary expression on Earth.


However, even after cleansing the world another time, things began to deteriorate again as humans continued to be led astray, and the evidence was now mounting to show that there could be no easy―certainly no fast―solution to this monumental challenge. Ultimately, it would only be time, or Karma, that could teach the lesson. Only Karma would allow humans to come to know themselves and their Creator―the truth―through learning what is not the truth. And that has been the challenge for God and humanity since the very first days of humans having creative power.


It is evident from the religious and historical records of every nation that wise women and men have come and gone from the Earth throughout history to offer guidance or a living example for a struggling humanity in the matter of how to live. These are the saints, mystics, seers, and prophets of every nation, and there have been many since the days of Noah. Of course, the more notable teachers are those who stand as a symbol of the religion that follows in their name―Buddha (Buddhism), Jesus (Christianity), and Muhammad (Islam), for example. But no matter who they were, or are, the essential message has always been the same―if we want the world and our lives to function happily and well, we must come to know ourselves and live in alignment with the forces―the Spirit―that created us. Essentially, this means that we must free ourselves from the Karmic wheel―the merry-go-round of living from the past―and refrain from behaviour that lures us back in. The end game is for us to live as creative individuals in alignment with God. And to achieve this, of course, is to live in Paradise.


Paradise is a state of Consciousness uninterrupted by ego, and the joy of creating and experiencing everything that arises within it. You come from this place, you have been lured away from it through the mechanism of your own human mind, and you are now working your way back to return home with wisdom. As the famous poet T.S. Eliot tells us:


‘We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time’.


Today, awareness is expanding rapidly in humans across the globe. Modern technologies help us influence each other in every moment and this is creating an unparalleled environment for transformation. These are very interesting and exciting times. And there are many great teachers among us that can help us on our journey back home.


In the final section of this work, we will look at practical ways to help you align with your original purpose, and enjoy your life as never before.