THE TEACHINGS - 1
By Lawrence Wilson and Friends
© January 2018, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
This short paper will help you stay on the path of goodness, integrity, decency and safety.
This article is intended as a bridge to connect the present religions of earth such as the Hebrew and Christian religions, with the future. At the time these religions were established, the level of scientific understanding on earth was low. As a result, the religions were described in non-scientific language.
Today, we live in a highly scientific world. Many people think our major religions are old-fashioned, superstitious, outdated and thus irrelevant and untrue.
In fact, they are not at all outdated or untrue. They present much truth. However, some material is difficult for modern people to comprehend. This article seeks bridge the gap and avoid certain misunderstandings.
WHAT IS THE FATHER IN HEAVEN?
This is a matter of science, not faith. The Father in Heaven is not a man who sits on a throne somewhere. That description is taught on earth because the actual truth is more scientific, and some people might not understand. This website likes to present the truth, however, even if it sounds unusual.
The Father in Heaven is a magnificent Radiance that fills all space with energy, with light and with love. About half of this energy or radiance is used to make all the planets, all the stars, and, in fact, all matter in the universe.
The rest of the energy or radiance is used to create all life forms. The way it works is the radiance or energy divides into trillions and trillions of tiny electrical sparks. Some can actually see the glow of these sparks around people.
The sparks join with tiny bodies to form souls. The souls are the basic units of consciousness or self-awareness.
When a human being begins to form inside its mother, a number of souls gather and enter the fertilized egg. The main soul enters early, as early as one day after conception. With each passing day, more and more souls enter the fetus, and soon it is a fully conscious being.
When you ask, “Who am I?”, the answer is you are a fleshy body animated by souls that live inside of you. Each soul is powered by a spark that is part of the Father, also called The One, The Radiance, The Christ, or the One God. This is the truth!
WHAT IF I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE FATHER IN HEAVEN OR IN GOD?
This just means you don’t know the truth of who you are, and how the universe is made. To correct this mistake, reread the section above.
You may ask, “Why should I believe your theory?” The answer is, it is not theory.
You might then say, “Prove it to me.” To do that, one needs a microscope of a type not found on earth. Then you would see the truth for yourself. Until these microscopes are available, you will need a leap of faith.
The first rule is to avoid arrogance.
Arrogance is the substitution of anything for that which is most important.
For example, if you think you are superior to another, that supercedes or substitutes for the truth, which is that all people are God’s children whom he loves equally.
If you treat others badly, that is a substitute for the truth that all are created equal and all must be treated equally and loved equally.
If you do not deal honestly with everyone, that substitutes for the truth that communication is essential for life and that lying is a supreme form of arrogance that presumes that you can say whatever you feel rather than speak the truth and it does not matter.
These are examples of how arrogance is the substitution of various behaviors for what is most important. To review, some of the substitutions are:
- cheating others
- lusting rather than loving others
- dishonoring anyone for any reason
- dishonoring God by not observing His laws and rules. This is perhaps the most important example of arrogance.
You may ask, what are His laws? The answer is the 10 Commandments of Moses and the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. These are the main laws of God on earth.
The second rule is to treat all people equally.
This is an aspect of the first rule above, but worth discussing in more depth. First, what does it mean?
It means to love everyone and love them equally. This is difficult when you are a parent, for example, and you see others suffering but you are preoccupied with your family and your children. How are you supposed to treat everyone equally when you can hardly take care of your family?
The answers are:
1. Pray for the other person
2. Help in other ways, such as by donating money, donating your time, or even just bringing their plight to the attention of others who may be able to help.
3. Think of the other or others often, in a loving way. Do not put them out of your mind even if their plight is unpleasant to think about.
The third rule is to work with others.
This may seem like a simple idea, and it is. However, many people do not like the idea of working with others, particularly others whom they do not know.
Many are suspicious, not of being harmed physically, but of the motives of others. This is especially true of others who are of a different religion or even of a different political persuasion.
Working with others, to be done right, requires understanding that all are good people and all are needed and all are loved equally by the One or by God. This is a lot for many people, but an absolutely necessary requirement for really working with others.
The next rule is to know that everyone is needed.
This is a highly unusual idea of earth. It means that there are no people who do not belong, who should not be here, or who have nothing to do.
No one should be on a welfare program, for example, unless they are required to work. No one should just lay around all day, or even part of the day. All should be busy and engaged in helping others in a truly noble and fulfilling way.
The next rule is to treat others just as you would want them to treat you.
This is called the Golden Rule. It is critical because it should guide all your behavior. It also leads to health, happiness and a long life. It is found clearly stated in the Bible and in many other texts written throughout the ages on earth.
Its explanation is quite simple. If you don’t know what to do or say in any situation, just say to yourself, “How would I want to be treated in this situation?” That is all there is to it.
Another rule is that God loves all his Children equally.
This is related to the rules above. However, it is good to state it separately so you can think about it. It means that in God’s eyes, no one is of more value than anyone else. This teaching is very hard on the human ego, which always thinks it is the most important person. However, this is not the truth. In fact, all are loved equally.
A final teaching in this series is that as we grow older, we are supposed to turn out attention away from our parents, to a degree, and turn our attention toward God or the Radiant One.
As children, we tend to worship our parents. We do this because we need them for our food, water, warmth, shelter, clothing and more. However, when we become adults, we need to change our allegiance and our worship away from our parents and embrace our real Father – the Father in Heaven who is our true Creator.
While it is true that our parents gave us life in a physical body, both we and they are totally dependent upon the Father in Heaven. Our parents supply an egg and a sperm, a female body to grow within, and then a home, food, water, warmth, and love to nourish us. These are very important, but they are not nearly as much as that which the Father in Heaven provides, which is the concept and sparks of life itself.
Excellent parents teach this truth to their children, but these are relatively few today because we live in a more secular society. So we repeat it here for everyone to learn and practice.
HOW DOES ONE TURN ONE’S ATTENTION TO GOD OR TO THE FATHER IN HEAVEN?
One thinks about it, prays about it, and devotes more time to it. At the same time, one must devote a little less time and energy to thinking or worrying about one’s parents, even if they are ill or in some kind of need. Instead, one prays that the Father in Heaven will take care of their problem, and one does not take it on all by oneself. For details, read Turning One’s Life Over To God.
READ THE ABOVE, MEMORIZE IT, AND ACT IT OUT