Sometimes I’m asked to summarize the key points of the Seventh Major Understanding. One way I can do that is to share the creed statement Joshua inspired me to write when, at his behest, I formed a non-profit organization called the Eternal Light Society.
The organization is idle now, yet the creed statement (required for our 501(c)(3) classification) contains many of the key components explored more deeply in The Seventh Major Understanding – A Message of Awakening.
The philosophy of the Seventh Major Understanding includes ideas that go beyond the teachings of Eastern religious doctrine. Joshua urges us to transcend limiting ideas around the role of ego and mind in our human-spiritual experience of a lifetime. Please understand that this creed is intended to be an introduction to Joshua’s philosophy and not the whole picture.
I would love to hear your thoughts about any points (or beyond) that are presented in the creed. And, if you have any questions, Joshua and I would love to offer our comments.
Eternal Light Society Creed
The Source Itself sent out from Itself portions of Itself to explore and experience more of Itself.
Be it known that this creed is endorsed by the Eternal Light Society. These statements reflect our core beliefs.
We believe that the Source of All That Is exists in equal measure in all things. The Source is present in all dimensions, forms, and non-forms eternally. The power of the Source is equal in all manifestations—even thought energy and other vibrations that seem to exist without form. Human perception, belief, or judgment cannot diminish this fact. The Source is ubiquitous.
We proclaim that the Source of All That Is exists as a creative force within all manifestations including vibrations that have form beyond human perception. Thus, as you believe you are—so you are. Each person creates an experience of reality that is uniquely his or her own. The power to create your own reality is intrinsic and cannot be taken away from anyone or anything.
We assert that life is eternal. Time and space like death and decay are illusions that exist within our framework of reality. This framework is created by our mass consciousness and it serves us well during our journey of a lifetime. Change is inevitable. Therefore, our individual and mass understanding of the nature of human existence grows. Our growth is determined by our moment to moment thoughts and choices made in the exercise of our free will. Since time is an illusion, we understand that we have eternity to experience and explore All That Is.
We decree that all is one. Separation from one another and the Source Itself is an illusion. Manifestations exist as objective portions of the one Source, and creation is not separated from the creator. Each manifestation, even those vibrations that have form beyond our perception, contains the creative energy and life force of the one.
We believe that mother Earth gives generously of herself by sustaining and nurturing flora and fauna. Thus, humanity plays a role of stewardship on this planet. The plant and animal kingdom is not ours to rule: rather, it is our responsibility to nurture life forms. We remember that the Earth herself has a soul. Mother Earth gives freely of herself, and we honor her soul with love and attentiveness.
We maintain All That Is exists in a state of exploration and experience, which is perfect as it is. All That Is exists in a state of perfection now. The state of perfection is rarely obvious to human beings during our journey of a lifetime because of the imperfections we manifest in our reality. This paradox is occurring perfectly as intended by the Source of All That Is. As a species, we may find peace in the knowledge that all experience is an expansion of All That Is. Our knowledge of the state of perfection does not nullify or interfere with our longing to be more than we are now. Therefore, change we must.
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