Written by Florence Mary on December 21, 1998.
When we all know the Truth and it is rightly interpreted, truly is it not one and all from the same source? Are we not all one with the universal mind substance, God? Are we not all one great family? Is not every child, everyone born, no matter caste or creed, a member of this great family?
You ask if we believe death is unavoidable. Let me answer in the words of the Siddha; The human body is built up from the individual cell, like the bodies of plants and animals, whom we love to call our younger and less evolved brothers. The individual cell is a minute microscopic unit of the body. By a process of growth and division repeated many times, this minute nucleus of a cell unit results at last in a complete human being, built up of almost countless millions of cells. These body cells specialize for certain different functions, but they retain in the main, the characteristics of the individual cell whence they arose. This individual cell may be looked upon as the torch-bearer of animate life. It passes on from generation the latent fires of God – the vitality of all living beings, with an unbroken ancestry reaching back to the time when life first appeared on this planet. This individual cell has the property of unlimited youth. But what about the group cells called the body? The group cells arouse from the individual cell repeated many times, retaining its fire of life, or Eternal Youth. The group cells, or body, function as guardian of the individual cell only during the short span of life as you know it now.
The most ancient of our teachers by inspirational means perceived the truth of the fundamental unity of life reactions in plants and animals. We can well imagine these teachers beneath the spreading Banyan addressing their pupils as follows, ” Look at this giant tree. The vital process going on in our brother, this tree, and in ourselves is fundamentally the same. Behold the leaves and the buds and tips of the branches of the oldest Banyan are as young as the seed whence it sprang, even so the group cells in man, forming his body, need not gradually loose their vitality and die, but may grow young and evergreen as the ovum or individual cell itself. Indeed, there is no reason why your body should not grow as young and vital as the seed from which it sprang. The ever-spreading Banyan, always a symbol of everlasting life, does not die, except through accident. No natural law of decay, no old age process seems to exist within the Banyan tree to affect injuriously the vital energy of its cells. The same is true of human Divine form. There is no natural law of death or decay for man, except through accident. No inevitable old age process exists within his body or group of cells, nothing that can gradually paralyze the individual. Death is then an avoidable accident. Disease is above all, dis-ease, absence of peace or Shanti – sweet, joyous peace of spirit reflected through the mind of the body. Senile decay, which is the common experience of man, is but an expression that covers his ignorance of cause, certain disease conditions of mind and body. Even accidents are preventable by appropriate mental attitude.” Says the Siddha; “The tone of the body may be so preserved that it may naturally resist with ease, infectious and other diseases, like plague and influenza”. The Siddha may swallow germs and never develop disease at all.
Remember that youth is gods seed of love planted in the human form divine. Indeed youth is the divinity within man; youth is the life spiritual – the life beautiful. It is only life that lives and loves – the one life eternal. Age is unspiritual, mortal, ugly, unreal. Fear thoughts, pain thoughts, and ideal thoughts create the ugliness of old age. Joyous thoughts, love thoughts, and ideal thoughts create the beauty called youth. Age is but a shell, within which lies the gem of reality – the jewel of youth.
Practice acquiring the consciousness of childhood. Visualize the Divine Child within. Before falling asleep, suggest to your consciousness, ” I now realize that there is within me a spiritual joy-body, ever young, ever beautiful. I have beautiful a beautiful spiritual mind, eyes, nose, mouth, skin – the body of the Divine Infant, which is now, tonight, perfect”. Repeat this affirmation and meditate upon it quietly while falling asleep. Upon rising in the morning suggest to yourself aloud, ” Well, (addressing yourself by name), there is a divine alchemist within.” By the spiritual power of these affirmations during the night a transmutation takes place and an unfolding from within, the Spirit, has saturated this spiritual body and spiritual temple. The inner alchemist has caused dead and worn out cells to fall and the gold of new skin to appear with perpetual health and loveliness. Truly divine Love in demonstration is eternal youth. The divine alchemist is within my temple, constantly coining new and beautiful baby cells. The spirit of youth is within my temple – this human form divine, and all is well. Om Shanti! Shanti! Shanti! (Peace, Peace, Peace)
Learn to smile in the sweet way of a child. A smile from the soul is spiritual relaxation. A real smile is a thing of true beauty, the artistic work of the Inner Ruler Immortal. It is well to affirm; “I think a kind thought for all the world. May all the world be happy and blessed.” Affirm before taking up the work of the day, “Within me there is perfect form – the form Divine. I am now all that I desire to be! I visualize daily my beautiful being until I breathe it into expression! I am a Divine Child, all my needs are being now and forever supplied!” Learn to thrill yourself. Affirm, “Infinite love fills my mind and thrills my body with its perfect life”. Make everything bright and beautiful around you. Cultivate a spirit of humor. Enjoy the sunshine.
You understand I am quoting from the Siddha. They are the oldest teachers known, and their teaching antedates all history by thousands of years. They went about teaching the people and showing them a better way of life, even before man knew simple arts of civilization. It is from their teachings that the system of rulers sprang. But, these rulers soon wandered away from the realization that it was God expressing through them. Thinking themselves, the personal, who were doing the work, they lost sight of the spiritual and brought forth the personal or material, forgetting that all comes from the one source – God. These rulers personal concepts gave rise to the great separations in belief and the wide diversity of thought. This is our concept of the “Tower of Babel”. The Siddha have preserved throughout the ages the true inspirational methods of God manifesting through all. They have never deviated from this teaching. Thus they have preserved the great fundamental “Truth”.
Before, in the passages above, we mentioned the torch bearer. This has been your past but your future now is the water bearer who comes to pour out the truth upon fertile ground to grow these ancient truths into the new age coming. This new truth is the Ascension not only of consciousness but of the physical reality as well. Until now it has been an illusion of half-truths and speculation. Now it is time for only one Truth. The Truth of All in all. The truth of Divine marriage of human and God as one. This is the only thing that can give you the compassion of love that you wish for. Nothing else will do.
We know that for most of you this step forward may not be something you can embrace readily. There is all of the traditions and comfortable places that you hide from this truth that allows you to be and not change that being. Yet you are all so ready to embrace suffering and want. How is it that you cannot embrace Everlasting Life? A simple statement, “I do not embrace the concept of death as the only end to this life but instead believe that like the Living Christ, I may too know Gods perfect plan for my life and live that perfection as my truth in every day”, ends the suffering that you have endured for all of the lives you have lived. It ends sadness and want, fear and ego based needs, and brings you back to the purest form of love, like that of a perfect parent (God) for the child (You), learning to become the perfected human being – God, in likeness as your children now bear all of your likeness, be that suffering or want, or knowing the perfect truth.