Rev, John M. Kohlenberger, receiving inspiration from the White Holes in Nature. [Click on picture to enlarge and find out more]
Spiritual Evolution? Who ever heard of that and what is it?
Since many people want to separate the spiritual aspects of life from the physical aspects, I just had to speak up with a united view of life. Now, since Charles Darwin published his famous book, most people have heard about the physical evolution of the (many) species. Some people want to believe in it, some don't understand it and criticize it and some simply don't care. All that is well and good, for this describes the wide spectrum of human ideas and emotions, that are constantly alive and thus are in a constant flux of change in peoples hearts and minds. This is Living Spirit, in action, in peoples lives. Never the two may be separated!.
Yes, I believe that everything is on it's own path of evolution toward realizing its connection and oneness with creation and Creator. Thus, even spirit and portions of spirit that we call souls have their life and existance within the change and movement we call "evolution", or is it more of an "everlasting creation" within everlasting life? Remember, in the Bible it says that God moved and that started "creation". As an artist and engineer, I understand what it is to create, and then refine (or recreate anew) what was started, and thus I lelieve that "creation" is still on-going today. So it is that we have both "creation" and "evolution" in the same process, as spirit continues to move, change and evolve to higher and higher existences in all of its loving aspects.
Read below and see what you think. And if you like, you can respond to John on our Contact Us page. The results of our discussion, then, might give a new entry on the Q & A Page.
Are We Responsible for our Evolution ... and Environment
The Universe is composed of vibrating energy! So, your responsibility for vibration is understanding it, knowing that the Living Spirit is not only within the self, but is an evolutionary process within every article in the room that you are in. There is nothing that you create physically that does not come from the vibrating energies of the living spirit in plant or earth, whether it is the handle of a door or the nail driven into the board. There is livingness within all things, and thus in these also, not evolution but livingness.
Evolution only takes part in the higher vibration of the higher forms of creation. Evolution takes place in the gems of the mineral kingdom, as well as in plants and animals. You are not responsible for the evolution of vibration, but you are responsible for understanding these things and for your love (a vibrating energy) for all these things that are important for your evolution on this dimensional plane.
Thus, we are all Earth Keepers, not to dominate anything, but to live in spiritual harmony, as we all help each other by loving each other. Do animals love us? Ask my dog, Spirit, and he'll tell you a resounding "Yes" ... if you have the ears to hear and the eyes to see the truth and the love within each (higher vibration) beingness.
REFERENCE: "Under the Plum Tree" by Marjorie B. Giles
OUR SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
In The On-Going Creation of Life, Light and Love.
Spirited to earth by an Old Chinese Sage and given to John M. Kohlenberger and others, 1971-1976
In the beginning, there was no beginning!What was, was!So, what is, IS!The Logos was with God and was God and Goddess, and so were you, in some way, shape or form! (You still are)
Living Spirit, or God-Goddess, has always been and will always be.Thus this energy has been called “The Alpha and the Omega” in the Christian Bible as our linear, orderly, intellect looks at creation and says, “But, it cannot be forever, because everything I know has a beginning and an end.”In this world, we are so attuned to physical existence that we only are aware of and remember limitations of the physical world. Thus we become limited ... by our self induced predictions. But energetically or spiritually, we are much, much more and this physical being is only one small fascet of our total beingness.
The Living Spirit that is Who we Truly Are is creative.It is like a "Holy Trinity", in that we are Creator, creation and the created. The Living Spirit is God-Goddess; it is Life, Light, Love, Inspiration, Beauty and All Truths; the old worn out ones, those manifest in this now moment and in potentials of what we call the "future"!Any creative creator or artist requires that anything that it can imagine, which is not manifest, must become manifest, somehow.Within this continually evolving process of expanding ideas and energies some things become manifest while others seem to disappear. In the past we have identified this process as being the result of creation. Modern physicists, on the other hand, prefer the term "quantum". By either term, Creation and Evolution are a part of the same process on Life Lived and are one in the same on-going process which is within and also a part of the Living Spirit ... of Love.
The Living Spirit created all things out of love; this Earth and your present body, and your eternal soul ... out of the energies of spiritual essence, for it and all other essences and elementals are composed of the energy of the Living Spirit, which is forever.Thus, you have life, given by that Living Spirit that is within you and at the same time surrounds you.What does it feel like to realize that a part of you, your energy being, is eternal, immortal and universal? God is vaster than you thought!
Why worry?You have forever to enjoy life ... in many ways!
And the student asked, “Old Sage how can this be?I was told that I have had 776 lifetimes.If I have been forever, why only that number?”
And the Old Sage replied, “It matters not what the number is, for it is only a number, like your age in years.Some people are old at 40 and some are young at twice that age.So, what does a number mean in the Heart of All-That-Is?It is simply a number – a place to hang your cloak for a while, until you want to go out and experience more life, whether on earth or elsewhere.”
So, the student asked, “Old Sage, they talk in India of being released from karma and the wheel of life.Is this possible?
The Old Sage replied, “You have always been and thus make your choices, always.Coming to earth to experience karma, or reaping what you sow, is an option – always.However, through love, loving self, loving others, loving life and loving the Living Spirit, which is everything, you are then released from the drudgery or ‘work’ of karma and it becomes more like ‘play’, or dharma.Thus, as you love the Living Spirit within self, so you also love it in others.This is not ego, as spirit is nurtured and grows with love. Love ia a part of the Living Spirit, as well, and it loves to be loved, too. When one learns to love it all, they may even decide to come back again and again into bodies, situations and experiences of various kinds, just to enjoy life and play with all the elements and essences of that you call God. At the same time, they also are free to go elsewhere and enjoy other environs.”
And, the Old Sage continued, “You see, all that is, is Living and aware.Not only do you enjoy this, but so do your animals, even though man believes that he has an individual soul and believes that animals have only a group soul.As you love your animals, whether you keep them as pets or just associate with them in love, you grow and so do they.For, all souls feed on love, just as all hearts do.Now, in order for you to physically love some animals, like the fish from the deep seas, you must bring them out of their environment, which kills them.Then, so that nothing is wasted in the Circle of Life, you must eat them and make their living energy a part of yours.Most animals in nature only kill to eat.Nature is very efficient that way and it keeps the living energies of love and life circulating, from one to another; on and on.”
To which the student replied, “But, old Sage, Thomas Aquinus said that only humans have souls!
To which the Sage replied, “Ah, but he had no pets, did he?Only those who are close to animals, even human animals, can know the soul of that being.
So, the student asked, “What is a soul and what is spirit?”
The Sage replied, “The Living Spirit is in all things and even though it has many different vibrations, resulting in what appears to be many parts or manifestations, it is all one. A soul, however, is an individuation of spirit, sometimes believing itself to be separate, even though it is always a part of All-That-IS.If you were not Living Spirit, you would not be aware or living.”
“Thus, all things that you experience are alive and conscious in their own unique way.The chair you sit on is aware of you, just as you are aware of it.And as you love it, you help it evolve in a positive way.Even the plants, rocks and minerals that it is made of have their own spiritual evolution.”
“You are aware of all these things because in your spiritual, psychic, emotional and physical evolutions you have been these things.Thus man has become a highly evolved being, through the sharing of love.By your love, you help sun, air, water, earth and sky to evolve and become more, each in their own way.”
“Your Earth experience helps you realize the sum of your being and to thus to grow in love, light, life, wisdom and inspiration.It also helps you realize the energies of the Living Spirit that you are.”
“Lastly, I shall leave you with this, There is no one above you and there is also no one below you, for you are on your own spiritual evolution and path, with the help of your God who is also a Goddess and yet without form.Now I must go, but since I have entered your consciousness today, I may return or you may call me back at any time”.
And as the old Sage faded into the mists of the Lake of Li, he was heard to say, “Blessings and Peace to you all”.
FOR FURTHER READING MIGHT I SUGGEST: “Under the Plum Tree” by Marjorie Giles
AN END NOTE:
From Matthew's Messages at www.matthewbooks.com, December 2008:
“Each infant, whether perfect in form and brain power or with flawed physical make-up or what you call "mental retardation, " is born with a lighted soul, or the Christ consciousness, and full awareness of pre-birth choices. That soul level awareness remains, even in the most severely "mentally retarded"; and in people with healthier brains. This awareness recedes with adaptation to functioning in a dense body and external influences such as parental training, peer pressure, academic and religious teachings and societal philosophies.Spiritual growth is extricating self from external influences and ‘going within’ so messages from the soul can reach consciousness.”
THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ... WHAT IS THE TRUTH? ... THE TRUTH OF GOD!
While "Absolute Truth" may indeed exist in the mind if "God", the best that any human mind can conceive is always a "Relative Truth"; the truth revealed to you, relative to your own beliefs, life experiences and interpretations. Thus, whatever your "truth" or set of truths may be, it is always personal; just as your "God" is.And, so it is also true that the "Truth" that each person you meet may reveal to you, is also their personal truth!
However, in order to grow, we must all reveal our truths and discuss them, not to defend our truths, but in order to expand them beyond their limited boundaries.This expansive "growth" will allow each one of us to approach that Absolute Truth that a few think they already know while most others are still seeking it.
No man can ever know it all, as it is humanly impossible to be All of God.
- Rev. John M. Kohlenberger, HHP 2009-07-08
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