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The Impersonal Life, Chapter IX THE GARDEN OF EDEN
In response to 'The Impersonal Life,' this summarizes my current feelings about the origins of life, the nature of existence, and the place of humankind in the grand scheme:
The creative source, the unmoved mover, O.B., emanates itself.
O.B.'s high frequency emanations generate wavicles and particles carrying attributes and information which created Nature.
Nature, the whole of the natural forces and laws powered by O.B.'s emanations, designs for the efficient and sustainable expansion and homeostasis of the multi-verse of existence.
O.B., pure consciousness, fills with its presence nature's designs and expresses itself through them.
Humans are blocked from experiencing O.B.'s presence by their own minds and are in the midst of a game, a maze, a challenge, designed by Nature to prepare the willing human vessel for emanating the high frequencies of the I AM as conscious expressions in this dimension of the originating source.
The One Being is the True Self of each human and of all that is.
Many are the attention-grabbing distractions, dulling familiarities and mental entrapments on the journey towards fulfilling the original design for humanity, which is already fulfilled, but not yet realized.
Even study of a book like 'The Impersonal Life' or practice of a time-honored tradition, or dedication to a popular teacher can actually be a detour from living with simple, effortless, natural awareness of the True Self and its emanating characteristics and qualities.
Strip out the excess words and savor the essence of the message which is individually to you. Feel the One Being within.
Excerpts from Chapter Nine of 'The Impersonal Life':
"This Message is to awaken you to a realization of what You are, to a realization of your real Self. It is intended to make you once more conscious of Me, your Divine Self, so conscious that never again will you be deceived by that other self, which you have imagined as being you and which so long has lured you on by feeding you with its unsatisfying sense pleasures, its mental dissipations and emotional delights."
"In this manner and for this reason alone did You and Your Brothers and Sisters come into human expression. While in human form yet Your expression was so entirely Impersonal, that, though self-conscious, you still looked wholly to Me within for inspiration and guidance.
"This, then, was the first condition into which You awakened when You entered into Earth expression, and is what is called the Edenic state or dwelling in the Garden of Eden.
"This Edenic state represents the Celestial phase of Impersonal Consciousness, or that state in which You were still consciously One with Me, though now confined in a mortal medium of expression.
"Now, I shall not tell you in detail how or why it became necessary for Me to 'drive' You (now manifesting as Man or Humanity) out of the Garden of Eden, other than to remind you of the part that Desire plays in Earth expression, and its relation to My Will; how it centers your interest in outer things and makes you forget Me within."
"Now, perhaps, you can see why this all had to be, why You (Humanity) had to leave the Edenic state of Impersonal Consciousness and lose Your Self wholly in the earth illusions of this Dream World, in order to be able to create a body and develop in it a personal or self consciousness capable of fully expressing My Perfection.
"Thus was born Your human personality, and since its birth have I impelled You to nourish, support and strengthen it, by filling You with longings, hopes, ambitions, and aspirations, with all the various manifestations of Desire; which are but the human phases of My Will, operating in the preparation and development of a medium capable of expressing perfectly My Attributes on Earth." ...
"In the Impersonal there is no use or necessity for words. Ideas alone exist and express. They simply Are, for they are the expression of the various phases of My Being."