Darkness as taught in these teachings, is the reverse of perfection of creation. Love becomes hatred. Purity becomes corruption. Peace and safety become violence and war. Beauty becomes ugliness, and so on. It is the thinking of self as separate and lacking with a willingness to impose one’s will upon another Being. This is a belief system of dissociation that opposes creation as created because of not knowing or denying the truth about creation.
This teaching like all others featured, is about awakening our conscious mind to our spirit self, the spirit mind of our soul. Therefore, the darkness spoken about here is a spiritual darkness. Spiritual darkness is our lack of spiritual understanding based on beliefs about the cosmos, this world and ourselves. It is a darkness of not knowing and fearing it. This teaching tells us that, “there’s no threat in knowing” and the knowing is our aim, yet most seem to fear knowing.
Darkness is the thought system focusing on the physical, the ego, which is the part of mind strictly for the physical body. The “light”, which is the eternal mind of the soul still connected to spirit world, but with focus in physical world and body, also maintains a thought system of knowing that activated and maintains the entire mind-body-spirit environment, as contemplatives, perceptions and or expressions of the darkness. Lack of love.. which is fear and guilt.. based on the idea of sin, are products in the mind with darkness that support the thought system of “ego” experiences.
The denial of what we are enables one to dissociate thoughts as the cause of perceptions or interpretations of experiences and expressions, which are the effects of thinking.
Jesus teaches, “Dissociation is a distorted process of thinking, whereby two systems of belief, which CANNOT coexist, are BOTH MAINTAINED. It HAS BEEN recognized that, if they were BROUGHT TOGETHER, their joint acceptance WOULD become impossible. But, if one is kept in darkness FROM THE OTHER, their SEPARATION seems to keep them both alive, and equal in their reality. Their JOINING thus becomes the source of fear, for, if they meet, acceptance MUST be withdrawn from one of them. You CANNOT have them both, for each DENIES the other. Apart, this fact is lost from sight, for each, in a SEPARATE place, CAN be endowed with firm belief. BRING THEM TOGETHER, and the fact of their complete incompatibility is instantly apparent. One WILL go, BECAUSE the other is seen in the SAME place.
Light cannot enter darkness, when a mind BELIEVES in darkness, and will not let it go. Truth does not struggle AGAINST ignorance, and love does not ATTACK fear. What needs no protection, does not defend itself. Defense was of YOUR making. God knows it not.”
While dreaming, we dream of experiences to fear and dream of judging behavior to support our perception of guilt and believe them real. Our mind believes what it perceives. However, since experiences of world are illusion, the concept of or belief in fear and guilt blocks communications with the light of the soul, while the mind’s original purpose is to seek and learn of the light of the soul for its immortal evolutionary training. Can’t move up the ascension levels without waking up to the understanding or at least accept the possibility we are Gods, spirit beings of light. This helps in learning.
Fear and guilt are the darkness that you may or may not be conscious of. However, to harbor fear or guilt consciously or unconsciously either way, is indicative of your belief in the world of flesh and egos, not faith in the possibility of a spirit world of love.
We are taught that darkness does not exist in the spirit world, because our spirit world is a world of only light, love and unity. The “holy spirit”, the light in our mind, will awaken us to our spirit reality, if it is the will or desire to awaken.
The Holy Spirit is a definitive qualified spirit given to us as a guide, the manifestor of our desires and communication link to the spirit world of our universe. Along with the Holy Spirit, we have been given the ability to be aware of our thinking and the volition of our choosing. We choose to be guided or not.
It is the awakened mind that knows it thinks, knows it is the light and contains the light; it accepts the possibility that the light is also the light and mind of our creator shared in our mind to be creators. The darkness is a place in the mind for the denial or forgetting what we are. Darkness in mind is the denial of God which is the denial of self and divine inheritance, the gifts from god to exist as his immortal children of light in eternity.
To escape from darkness is to come to recognize the darkness in mind, that you are a spirit being of light; and as a spirit being of light, there is nothing to fear; and can’t really hide thoughts that generate bad feelings and unconscionable actions without the effects in experiences. So it’s best not to entertain anything to try to hide or harbor guilt to allow the light to come through.
Know that it is you, your choice to believe or dis-believe based on chosen belief system. It is that system that should be examine for darkness for change, if change is desired. Your mind is always choosing flesh or spirit; life or death. It is done to/for you as you believe as the laws of perception and existence apply. Learn what you are and study the spiritual concepts for training the mind for spirit thinking. See video teaching, “Darkness is in You”.
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