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Old 04-03-2021, 12:24 PM
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Very practically and tangibly speaking...as real as holding a glass of water...feeling it and looking at it...
We have a way inside to view the Divine Light within inside...as Jesus tried to clue us in on and many thereafter mostly from the East.
In Luke in the KJV - ''If thine eye be single thy whole body will be full of light".
We can see into the Spiritual 'realms' within us.
It isn't taught in the West so it may be a tough one to open up to.
But when it says - Be still and know that I am God.
That is another clue - among many - the thing is -
this is a stillness almost hard to imagine.

It isn't sitting in silence in the woods for 15 minutes once.
It is a stillness that is much deeper - almost with the breath unnoticed.
(Sorry, I remind people so much, but there are always new people ...I have meditated now, 47 yrs - many times 3-6 hours a sitting -
things 'happen' then...hahahaha)
Those that have meditated each day for a decade for an hour a day ...may not have even seen or opened to certain experiences so have said,
"I've tried, I give up."
Some will say, "There is no God listening. He does not answer prayers. I've tried."...and so on.

Yet, in a second - someone could suddenly experience vast Divine Insights, supernatural awareness
being graced with Cosmic Consciousness, so might say here, "No, you don't have to sit for many hrs to have these amazing experiences" -
(exps similar sometimes to what NDErs exp...seeing into the Other Side...oh, let's not forget the OBErs here!)

One could, also, exp the spiritual realms after one hour or 10 min ...each person/soul is different.
I'm not here to say you can not - just that most 'reg ol' people' may have to practice learning to reach
a profound stillness internally in their mind and body.
I'm saying this as a person that knows and has exp'd this Divine Light inside...and much more, (that many might want to say is impossible).
AND ya don't have to believe a word of it!
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Old 04-03-2021, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn
Very practically and tangibly speaking...as real as holding a glass of water...feeling it and looking at it...
We have a way inside to view the Divine Light within inside...as Jesus tried to clue us in on and many thereafter mostly from the East.
In Luke in the KJV - ''If thine eye be single thy whole body will be full of light".
We can see into the Spiritual 'realms' within us.
It isn't taught in the West so it may be a tough one to open up to.
But when it says - Be still and know that I am God.
That is another clue - among many - the thing is -
this is a stillness almost hard to imagine.

It isn't sitting in silence in the woods for 15 minutes once.
It is a stillness that is much deeper - almost with the breath unnoticed.
(Sorry, I remind people so much, but there are always new people ...I have meditated now, 47 yrs - many times 3-6 hours a sitting -
things 'happen' then...hahahaha)
Those that have meditated each day for a decade for an hour a day ...may not have even seen or opened to certain experiences so have said,
"I've tried, I give up."
Some will say, "There is no God listening. He does not answer prayers. I've tried."...and so on.

Yet, in a second - someone could suddenly experience vast Divine Insights, supernatural awareness
being graced with Cosmic Consciousness, so might say here, "No, you don't have to sit for many hrs to have these amazing experiences" -
(exps similar sometimes to what NDErs exp...seeing into the Other Side...oh, let's not forget the OBErs here!)


One could, also, exp the spiritual realms after one hour or 10 min ...each person/soul is different.
I'm not here to say you can not - just that most 'reg ol' people' may have to practice learning to reach
a profound stillness internally in their mind and body.
I'm saying this as a person that knows and has exp'd this Divine Light inside...and much more, (that many might want to say is impossible).
AND ya don't have to believe a word of it!

Spiritually Transformative Experiences...

These are experiences that can't truly be put into words. Sure, we can and do try, but the effort falls woefully short.

Can they be totally spontaneous without any seeking or practicing? Outside of NDEs I suspect the chances are minuscule so I suggest following the advice of Swami Vivekananda, and that's to take up the practices of one or more of the four Yogas (preferably all to some extent) and with earnest dedication.

https://indianexpress.com/article/li...nment-4470379/

“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced.”

I suggest that one idea is Self/God-realization and employ whatever means necessary to achieve it. Before that level of realization there are questions with no answer and after there is an answer with no questions.
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:24 AM
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ok, cool, so i have another question. Is it possible to commune with this divine spark???
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Old 12-03-2021, 04:29 AM
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If you're looking for a literal spark in the physical body and wanting to know where it's housed, that is kind of missing the point. It's not about the physical.

It's about your Spirit. The part that does not die.

You can look into Christ consciousness and various ways to personally experience the Divine.

There are different types of meditation that can be done for this purpose.

There's a hymn that touches on this:

"From the day when I came to love the Life, from the day when my heart came to love the Truth, I no longer have trust in anything in the world. In father and mother, I have no trust in the world. In brothers and sisters I have no trust in the world. In what is made and created I have no trust in the world. After my soul alone I go searching about, which to me is worth generations and worlds. I went and found my soul - What are to me all the worlds? I went and found Truth, as she stands at the outer rim of the worlds."

Don't go looking in your body. It's not about your body. You are more than your body.

Thank you, that was a very beautiful hymn :)
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Old 20-03-2021, 02:07 AM
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ok, cool, so i have another question. Is it possible to commune with this divine spark???


Yes.

A good way is to go within, meditate. Listen for the still, small voice.

You will find that as you do this, you can access it during everyday life and it always knows the right thing. It always has the answer.

The hard part is in the listening. For that you have to duke it out with the ego, which is always trying to convince you that you know better. Don't believe it. It's never right.
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Old 20-03-2021, 03:07 AM
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ok, cool, so i have another question. Is it possible to commune with this divine spark???

Divine spark?, easy. Godly love (or Goddessly love if you must).

Is it possible to commune with this divine spark?. Yes, meditate on it if you must, call upon the devine, be one with it. The answers to the devine spark were never intended to be difficult to comprehend. Even a child could figure it out, the kingdom of heaven belong to such as these. it's not rocket science you know. Amen
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Old 20-03-2021, 05:37 AM
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So in theosophy they teach us that their is a divine spark within all of us(gods light), and it is our job to awaken it. the question i have is where is this divine spark located??? Is it inside your head??? your heart??? thanks a bunch!


Divine spark? oh you mean like a Godspark?
You found me! hahaha just kidding :)

It's in your heart silly...

No, not that one, your spiritual heart just a few inches in front of your physical heart closer to the aether.
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