You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
To understand the soul we need to see a family as living in a house. Now this house is the soul. You will see the soul referred to as several things in scriptures but a house is mentioned predominately and many times over as it is the cognitive state in which you are dwelling in. The soul is the center of your being that your truths reside in and it is the state of your understandings that determines everything from your foundations of your beliefs on up to everything you will believe in. The soul is a construct of many ideas that you have gathered from the world outside of you; all built up one-upon-another. This is much like a computer’s filing system as blocks or segments of knowledge. Now each of these blocks of information have their own voice, much like a recording and they are all calling out to you to be heard. None of the voices recognize the existence of other voice so they all call out every moment of the day. They are selfish and noisy and only desire to be heard thus they become a council of the past trying to influence your thinking today. The opinions of others affect you even when they are far from you and so our past haunts us and the house of the soul becomes a house of ghosts and lies because none of the voices are understood as real truth and are mostly noise. For this reason most of your mind is filled with noises that push and pull you to listen to them when it is time to make a decision, and many of your choices are an amalgam of everyone else’s opinions but your own. This noise makes it very difficult to find peace within when your thoughts are so shattered.
Now a house cannot be a home unless love lives there, so a family must learn to unify and love each other for peace to quiet the council of ghosts. The family that occupies this house is actually much like a kingdom that is ruled by a king, guided by a church and served by the people. The father in this case is the mind, and he rules this house like a king that resides high in the tower of a castle that looks down upon his lands to get a better perspective on how to rule. So too does the father of a home need to be able to make hard choices that often don’t involve feelings of sentiment. He needs to see far into the distance to secure the lands of his home. Sometimes this requires conquest of new lands and sometimes it is only to protect what he owns. This is the role of the father and master (Lord) of the home called the “higher mind“. The higher mind is not feeling but reasons through everything; sorting out what is useful from what is not. It only looks for what is right as the mind is like a computer constantly trying to figure out what is best for the home. The higher mind feels little and sees far. It rules with an iron scepter as it only sees reason and little else.
Next comes the mother who balances the home. She is as the church that connects spirits as a bridge of understanding. From father to child she plays the peace keeper and care giver. She also knows the family very well. She is relational understanding that balances out mind and body with what we call “Wisdom“. Where the mind works in calculations and expectations the heart works in relational understanding. It takes information and it applies it to itself as relevant or not. So it relates all things to itself as an identity called the “Ego” or “Self“. The mind is the “Super-Ego” and the children are the “Id“. So this play of family relationship is cast upon a theatrical stage called the inner-world or “Psyche” which is Greek for “Soul“. The middle mind is the ego that balances out the “self” between the higher and lower mind.
Again you are the world and this world is a mirror of the world outside of you. So the soul world is divided into aspects of the world you know. The mind resides in an intangible state we call the sky or in Hebrew it’s called “Heaven“. Heaven simply means “sky” from the root word “Lofty” such as having lofty ideals. I am not sure when Christians took it to be something more than the sky itself as the Hebrew’s don’t have a “Heaven” as we do. When the “heavens” are mentioned to them they consider it being the word for sky.
Now the mind constantly seeks to know, and it is a primary driving force inside you, much like a typical father is driven by a goal (Even if mom thinks it’s crazy), hence when you read the Bible from the perspective of the God of the soul, God ceases to be thee “God” of the world outside of you and instead becomes the “Father” of the “Child” world inside of you that is trying to grow up. This is why in part He is known as the Father of all creation. You see this is the reality of your existence, that you are a child trying to become as your perfect parent by having “perfect understanding“. Thus we are being perfected in wisdom and truth thus becoming like the Son.
Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus (Friend),
So now the child is as the basic-self without any real understanding, so it needs to be ruled. It is primarily a beast that lives to satisfy its own hungers, but it can also be very useful as it is the driving force of discovery. Without want there would be no need, and without need there would be no action. The child is the world itself ruled in chaos. The kingdoms of the soul are without order and the world is filled with the darkness of ignorance, so the line “The earth longingly looks to the sky.” Is the primitive-self looking to the light of understanding for reason. This is about the basic-self wanting to gain elevation of truth as it only understands the basics of existence. It is very primitive and without understanding of higher truths you would be ruled in your immediate hungers/desires like most of the people around you today.
“The sea is the mother of balance that teaches her children to fly.”
Now this line again brings us back to the mother. This is the spirit waters that are divided on the second day of creation.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”
7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.
Where the first day is about illumination from darkness, or rather the inception of awareness, the second day is about the choices you must face now that light has dawned in your soul.
Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
Remember that “God” at this level of the world-within is the higher mind’s reasoning which plays the part of the “Father” of creation that resides in the sky or heaven. And whereas you cannot touch thought you can however feel reasoning as it works within you like waves. Water is always likened to spirit in scriptures. Over and over you can see how it flows. Your spirit is either channeled as in rivers and streams or it gathers in reflective truths such as lakes and seas. Look to the miracles that Christ performs on the water. All are done on the “Sea of Galilee“. Galilee means “Circuit” or “Circle” and the sea again is a reflecting medium of truth, thus the division of waters is called the “Firmament“. The firmament is often seen to be either in the sky or later below as the sea itself. The firmament is the reflective medium of the spirit called the Universal Mirror of Truth. This is the means of seeing yourself reflected in God and vice versa. Remember the perspective you are looking at the world from right now. You are both playing God and you are also the world. So you are as both man and God looking into a mirror and reflecting in yourself.
Job 37:18 With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Reflecting truth in yourself is a hard thing to do as there is a division in your truths and a war rages inside you. But to understand this we must understand the waters below and above. You might call the waters the flow of “conscious thought“. So where the soul is a structure of building blocks of truth, the process of thinking is a flow like water. But now when you face a choice (It doesn’t matter what) the waters inside you divide into two extents. You then ask yourself “Does my choice weigh down to suit the basic desires of the “Id” or “Earth” or does it elevate to the desires of the “Super-ego” or “higher-mind” of heaven?” So thus the waters divide to seek for a better understanding that relates to itself to satisfy a need. You see this division in the first chapter of the book of Genesis.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SELF
The “Heaven” and “Earth” mentioned here are the divisibility of the Father and Child, which are the higher-self’s identity and the basic primitive desires of flesh. You can also attribute them to “Future” and “Past” selves. You see the “future“ is about your “hopes“ and “dreams“ and the “past“ is about “what the world has told you that you are“ and all of what you are able to amount to. This is the “great divide” of the spirit later talked about in scriptures as a: chasm, abyss, gulf, etc.
Luke 16:26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’
Now again God at the level of the inner-world is the higher reasoning of the mind. Look too at the word used for God here.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
It’s “Elohim” which is defined as many gods or “judges” or “judgments” as if all are working towards one goal; unity. Unity is key to all things spiritual as it is the power of one great force. This is where we get the name “Omnipotent” or “Almighty” it is the same Greek word pantokratōr which is to rule as one power. This is the unification of truth we are striving for so that we may unite our inner-world as one great force. So then all judgments lead to one truth; to gain enlightenment and to elevate the child world so that it may be as an all-powerful god unified in inner-strength.
Psalms 82:6 I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.
Now keep in mind this is not about becoming GOD himself, but rather mirroring Him as His Son, which we are leading up to.
“God is the Father in heaven; the light that engages the mind.”
John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
So God is light and He enlightens the world of the soul called the “Psyche“. The psyche is the Greek word for “soul” which relates to knowledge and understanding hence this is where we get the word “Psychology“. It comes from two words, “Psyche“ (Soul) and “Logos” (Light or Enlightenment) which means the study of the mind. The Bible is actually the first and best psychology/philosophy book there is though people did not recognize this until now. The ancient world had a great many famous philosophers but the Hebrew somehow were not known for it, but in reality they were the greatest of the lot and are actually the far most successful, even today, because the Bible is still the bestselling book of all time. Not to mention you are actually hearing the voice of God speaking through the lives of the people “chosen” in the Bible. I am not sure if you can understand how amazing it is to know God has been talking to us this whole time through the lives of His “Chosen” people? Their lineage carries the message of truth called “Messiah” which brings freedom to the soul through enlightenment.
At the level of the soul we are no longer dealing in religion. There is no God or man here. We are all kings, fathers and children despite your physical gender. We are only souls looking to unify our internal family and world. You can still have your religion you came with, so come as you are, but at this level we are only seeing the words of God teaching us to mirror Him in truth. Now this is no ordinary truth but a universal truth found to be good by all. The definition for “Good” too is often not understood properly as it simply means “Agreeable“. Basically, if something is “good“ it is without fault and thus universally “agreeable“. But to be “agreeable” it means it is agreed upon by more than one person and so it is actually agreed upon by all. So “agreeable” which is also “good” then means “to unify in understanding” as a universal truth. And if “Good” brings unity then what does “Evil” bring?
Mark 10:18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.
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