10 Oct Love #6
Another aspect of Divine Love is unity. Unity within and without. Unity in everything you do. There are other aspects to the Teachings and they are the Spiritual Gifts, Doctrine of Personal Responsibility and multiple Disciplines, including the one of Unity.
In this posting we will examine the concept of unity. Before we go into the concept, here are a few definitions I gleaned from Wiktionary: ‘Oneness: the state or fact of being one undivided entity. A single undivided thing, seen as complete in itself.’
These are good definitions, however for our purposes there are two types of unity that need to be examined; that exist externally, such as demonstrated, most of the time, in an athletic team. The other form exists within the self. The question to ask is, “what is within that must be unified?”
The answer is the unity of male and female and spiritual and material/physical energies.
Since you are a spiritual being encased in a material body, your ‘vehicle,’ must be in balance and harmony within. Additionally, you are both male and female. These two must also be unified. Here are the Teachings about unity: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24. KJV)
In the New Testament we find, “And they twain shall be one flesh; so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.” (Mark 10:8. KJV)
The Gospel According to Thomas says it this way: “…when you make the male and the female into a single one,…” (#22)
Both genders have hormones of the other gender in their bodies. You could say, from a symbolic point of view, that although you are a female you would have elements and aspects of expression and strength as a male might. On the other hand, as a male, you would have empathy and other aspects as a female would.
Another very important type of unity is exemplified in a relationship. There are key components to a good relationship/partnership. They are: a common thread, respect for the other person, good communication, enjoying the other person’s company and, above all, LOVE.
Unity without is a reflection of unity within. How does one achieve this unity within? You have spiritual gifts that can help you with that task. One gift is the ability of telepathy and another is levitation. These are both connected to unity.
Telepathy is a matter of opening your mind to be able to communicate within and without through thought. For that to occur there must be the elimination of defenses and complete control over your thinking process. In being telepathic a person is also wide-open. This implies a non-defensiveness.
It is taught that a person must become non-defensive to enter into the ‘kingdom.’ Here is that Teaching: “…except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 18:3 KJV)
Some couples have telepathy between them because it is an energetic form of communication. Many times, you and your partner will say the same thing at the same moment the same way. Or, you may say “I just had that thought”, when your partner brings up a topic.
With training, telepathy can be developed to perform at higher and deeper levels.
Here are examples of what I used to do as a salesman when I was in a store to make a product presentation. If there was a person in the store and they were just talking and talking to the owner without saying anything of value, I know you know people like that, I would stand a few feet behind them and project the thought “I have to go home now” over and over. In a matter of moments, the person would say, “I have to go home now” and leave. Now I had the owner to myself.
Another way I would use telepathy was to ‘tell’ the retailer to ‘expand the line’ on the store shelves since I represented a very good supplement line.
The spiritual gift of levitation allows you to walk on water, so to speak. Walking on water was demonstrated by Jesus and Peter. It is symbolic of mastering the material plane.
You walk above the material so that you are not immersed in it. It would be like walking on a concrete floor versus walking on sand. On sand your toes will sink into it and you get immersed and it can slow down your forward movement. If the sand is very wet it could slow you down even more. On concrete, you are solidly on top of it and free to roam.
From this solid footing you understand that you are here to master the material plane on multiple levels. Being above it releases you from it.
The freer you can be, the higher you can levitate your mind, your spirit and, eventually, your body. When you understand enough of yourself and the energy flow of the gravity of the earth, you will be able to manipulate it to serve you.
There are also ethereal energies that one needs to master in order to be able to levitate.
Exercising discipline in any area of your life will have positive growth benefits. Guaranteed.