We are told by those that we used to think were dead that for more than a century there has been a major effort underway, being orchestrated at the highest levels of reality, to raise the consciousness vibration of this planet away from fear and anger and toward ever more perfect love. This goal should seem familiar to you. Those at the highest levels of reality – the Collective that is the only God – have recently re-initiated what is essentially the same effort to bring the kingdom of God on earth that Jesus first began 2000 years ago.
But why did the Lord’s effort to bring the kingdom of God on earth not succeed the first time around? Actually, it seems to have been going well for at least the first three hundred years. For example, the earliest Christians buried millions of their dead in tunnels beneath the city of Rome, the latest of which burials date to the early fifth century C.E. And in all the art in the Catacombs tombs there is not a single cross to be found! Instead, the symbols are peaceful ones: the fish, the dove, the vine, and especially the Good Shepherd who carries on His shoulders not a sheep, but a goat. What amazing evidence of the fact that the earliest Christians knew that Jesus had come to uplift us all, and even the least worthy among us! This gradual and gentle spreading of His Gospel truths may have been just what the Lord intended. After all, He said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (or “is in your midst”) (LK 17:20-21).
Jesus knew that because every human mind is part of one eternal Mind, it would not take much more than this single population working to raise their personal vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love to begin to elevate the spiritual vibrations of everyone then living on earth. The transformation of the minds of His followers would begin the transformation of all human minds! As He said, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened” (MT 13:33). So we have every reason to think that for those first three centuries the advent of the kingdom of God on earth was unfolding precisely as Jesus and the divine Collective of which He is a part had intended that it should unfold. But then the Roman Emperor Constantine cast his eye on the Lord’s Christianity, and he had his brutal way with her. No less violent term seems adequate!
There were more than three dozen “heresies” stamped out by the early Roman church that had been strains of thought among pre-Councils Christians. Those different ideas had survived in peace because the Lord’s Way was emphatically not a religion! It required only that people learn to ever more perfectly love and forgive; and as Jesus said, “He who is not against us is for us” (MK 9:40). The fear-based notion that Jesus died for our sins was just one of many ideas in a widely varied movement, and it was harmless until Constantine the Great used his Council of Nicaea in 325 to begin to impose one fear-based Christian religion upon the world. A gentle and gradual movement that was spreading nothing but forgiveness and love would have been useless to an emperor. But a fear-based religion that carried the threat of hell for any who disobeyed? That was something he could use! Six more church councils followed that First Council of Nicaea, all called or presided over by emperors and ending with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. So a false and fear-based religion was imposed upon the world by force at a cost of what is conservatively estimated to have been twenty-five million mostly awful deaths.
Our earliest evidence that a new effort had begun to bring the kingdom of God on earth dates to the late nineteenth century, when abruptly we began to receive much easier and more frequent afterlife communications. This step might have seemed necessary in order to begin to take down both fear-based Christianity and the equally false notion of atheistic scientism, and perhaps also to make it easier for people to understand why we need to choose love over fear; but no one knows for certain why we were suddenly being shown so much more of what was behind the curtain. And we don’t know why it took God so long to reject that false version of Christianity, although perhaps Constantine’s fear-based religion had turned out to be useful. It made this planet a tougher spiritual gym where more rapid growth was possible, especially for those who were nearing the end of their need to incarnate. Then from God’s perspective outside of time, perhaps it seemed by the 1840s that we had been given sufficient generations to ensure there would be incarnation-ready bodies for anyone who wanted to experience such an extreme degree of clueless negativity. The Collective that is God didn’t intervene until It felt the need to intervene so It could head off humankind’s greatest folly.
Among God’s earliest targets in this modern-day effort to bring the kingdom of God on earth were physicists. As we neared the turn of the twentieth century, clockwork materialism remained in place in a reality that is in no respect solid, to the point where Nobel Laureate in physics Albert Michelson said in 1894, “It seems probable that most of the grand underlying principles have been firmly established and that further advances are to be sought chiefly in the rigorous application of these principles to all the phenomena which come under our notice.” Even the great Max Planck, another Nobel Laureate and the father of quantum mechanics himself, said in 1924, “When I began my physical studies [in 1874] and sought advice from my venerable teacher Philipp von Jolly… he portrayed to me physics as a highly developed, almost fully matured science… Possibly in one or another nook there would perhaps be a dust particle or a small bubble to be examined and classified, but… theoretical physics approached visibly that degree of perfection which, for example, geometry has had already for centuries.”
To shake up this scientific materialist complacency, the Collective did two things at once. It initiated a new age of much better communication between the living and the not really dead; and It also channeled in to the minds of Dr. Planck and a few other physicists the wonderfully disruptive theory of quantum mechanics.
What strikes me most profoundly is the way that God-as-Collective has been acting even in a clear emergency with an extraordinary respect for human free will and dignity! Everyone who comes to earth with a commission from the Godhead does so voluntarily, and it is through these willing minions that nearly all the work of the Collective is done. God works in the world with all the love and patience of a host of perfected Beings Who once inhabited bodies Themselves. What a sublimely beautiful process this is!
But of course, when the scientific community was forced to react simultaneously to the twin challenges of quantum physics and very good evidence that the dead in fact survive, it chose to deal with the first while altogether ignoring the second. This stonewalling by the scientific gatekeepers of any evidence that the universe is not matter-based and random has gone on now for more than a century. Apparently it is going to end only when God decides it must end.
There is a lot that we still don’t understand, but for the first part of the twentieth century the Godhead seems to have watched Its work unfold while avoiding further interference in the affairs of humankind… until we used nuclear bombs in warfare in August of 1945. This was apparently what God had been working to prevent, and its suddenly happening seems to have been a wake-up call that might have been unique in human history. Insofar as we can tell, four initiatives were begun at once:
The Lord’s Gospel teachings on love and forgiveness and raising our personal vibrations sufficiently to bring the kingdom of God on earth are needed now more than they ever have been needed before! And those of us who have closely studied the Gospel teachings are delighted to report that the way things are getting a lot worse now was actually predicted by the Lord. He told us the advent of the kingdom of God on earth would be a time of great tribulation. So, how can we make it from here to there… ?
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