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Monday, March 21, 2016

Perennial Philosophy

I'm re-reading "The Perennial Philosophy," and I'm struck by the beginning where he discusses the similar conclusions reached across the ages. He says "the great fact of God as the First Mover of a universe which partakes of His divinity has always been recognized."

He says, "In India the scriptures were regarded, not as revelations made at some given moment of history, but as eternal gospels, existent from everlasting to everlasting."

It made me think of a workshop I used to do where I had assembled quotes on various subjects such as love, oneness, wisdom, etc. from some of the main religions and some of the mystics. I found that across all lines and ages, the words about any given topic were so similar that anyone of the people could have said any of the statements. I had found on my own the existence of a Perennial Philosophy. I put some of these quotes into my book, "Our Spiritual Ancestors Speak to Us Today."

This makes me wonder how this can be. How can ancients know the same thing as enlightened people in the modern world? I came to the conclusion that within each of us is a connection to God that when opened speaks the same sentiments. It lives in us.

My beloved Meister Eckhart said, To gauge the soul we must gauge it with God, for the Ground of God and the Ground of the Soul are one and the same.

At the soul level there is total Oneness. God and I are One. My soul is from the same ground as God. Awakening to know and truly know this, opens the door to the eternal gospels written by the hand of God everywhere. The Universe is waiting for us to turn and open and receive, then share the Light written as if by lightening deep within each of us. The awakening that awaits is a deep turning and transformation, us made new.

Lord of all ages, all centuries, all people, Lord of my depths, lead me to that deep awakening that transforms my life into being a true Light Bearer of Your Eternal Gospels.

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