And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little boy will lead them.
– (Isaiah 11:6) Ascribed to the Prophet Isaiah (8th Cen BC)
We have talked at length about what Jesus told us was His primary mission in coming to us as our Teacher two thousand years ago. He mentions the kingdom of God or the kingdom of heaven no less than eighty times through all four Gospels! We know from people that we used to think were dead that both phrases refer to what we call the sixth level of the afterlife, which is the level just below the Godhead. And Jesus makes it clear that His teachings are meant to bring to all humanity that perfect divine kingdom. He tells us that if we will follow His teachings, we can sufficiently transform humankind that we will create a literal heaven on earth!
A year ago we talked about what it might be like to at last bring the kingdom of God on earth, and thereby help to complete the Lord’s mission as He began it two thousand years ago. Every interpersonal and political problem, every source of strife would be gone! Community life over all the world would be a symphony of kindness, harmony, and love so complete that all the social ills that plague us now would at last be no more. Since every human mind is part of one mind, it has been estimated that if as few as five percent of all the people on earth were to substantially raise their consciousness vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love, then every other human mind on earth would begin to elevate as well, and we would thereby start a benevolent cycle that would make the advent of God’s kingdom over all the earth just a matter of time. So, let’s get right to it!
That is where I was a year ago. But after another year of watching humankind wallow in ignorance and fear, sadly my enthusiasm for this task has waned. There are seven and a half billion people on earth! To sufficiently elevate the minds of even one percent of all those people would require a public education campaign on an unprecedented scale; and then, once enough people had become convinced that spiritual growth was needed, it would require that they all work hard at raising their own spiritual vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love. It seems to be clearer than ever now that if we continue to teach just a few at a time to begin to work at spiritual growth as we battle the dead-weight negativity of both clueless science and fear-based Christianity, at this rate we are going to have to spend at least a thousand years – and it might take us even longer than that! – just to raise the consciousness vibrations of enough of humanity to the point where we can even begin to affect the vibrations of everybody else on earth. And then what? Will it take us a further thousand years before we have raised the consciousness vibrations of all of humanity enough that we really can begin to transform the world?
I have been thinking of late that there has to be a way to get this done in less than two thousand more years! And I may have found one. See what you think.
We have talked endlessly about the fact that the primary problem underlying all our other problems is the fact that our lives and all our institutions are so deeply based in fear. To even begin to raise our personal consciousness vibrations toward love, and thereby begin to address the epidemic of fear and rage that has overrun this planet, each of us must first throw away all the awful anchors of fear that we have carried from our childhoods spent in atheistic science classes and in fear-based Sunday schools. And since the fears that we have carried from childhood are daily reinforced by all our religions and by the battering of worldly cares that distract us throughout our lives, helping people get rid of all their spiritual anchors is a heavy slog! I know that. I spend a good part of most of my days simply answering questions and giving advice to people who are now in the midst of battling their individual culture-based fears. As I work to help them, I have come to see that the fact that I haven’t had such fears for as long as I can remember likely stems from the fact that I have not since my first experience of light at the age of eight had much fear of death. Then in my twenties and thirties I did sufficient reading of the afterlife evidence that I became convinced that there really is something behind the curtain! To the point where my research then shifted to figuring out exactly what is going on and what the greater reality is like.
Fear of death is the base fear. When you no longer fear death, you no longer fear anything. I have been making that observation for years, but it is first now that I really get what it means!
It takes effort to ditch your fear of death to the point where you look forward to dying the way you look forward to your next vacation. Most afterlife researchers aren’t there yet, and very few psychic mediums are there, although all these people believe that there is some kind of life after death. To be certain that a glorious eternity awaits you takes more than having just a mere belief! To be certain that your personal life continues, you need to know in detail what the steps will be to get you to the afterlife, how it will look and feel to be there, what will happen first and what comes next, and above all just what your own place in eternity really is going to be. This is why keeping NDE illusions from polluting the evidence-based truth is so essential! It is only since the start of this century that the last details of all of this have become widely known, so it is only in the past fifteen years or so that there have been researchers who could honestly say they were looking forward to dying without reservation. These few lucky folks get up each morning and say cheerily to one another, “Well, one day closer!” They know that their lives are eternal just as surely as they know the sun will rise. This is the first generation in all of human history that has developed sufficient good information that being certain that life is eternal is possible.
Really knowing that you cannot die and you have a wonderful eternity ahead changes everything! There is no other event in anyone’s lifetime that can make such an amazing difference, since the fact that this certainty kills all your fears is only half of its transformative effect. What may be even more important is that once you are certain your life is eternal, you begin right now to live in eternity. It was only when I really got there – which was less than fifteen years ago – that I relaxed into the perfect goodness of living forever in the arms of God. It was like being again in my parents’ arms, but with the added certainty that the perfect love of God goes on forevermore! And when you live now in God’s eternal love, before you even actually die, the things of the world matter so much less. You forgive more easily. You realize that no thought or deed of yours is private anyway, so you tidy up your mind and open it to constant close communication with the Godhead.
I am realizing now that these same traits also characterize those who have lost their fear of death! The reason why people who have no fear of death soon begin to think and act like people who have worked to raised their consciousness vibrations is predictable and easy to understand. Once they have lost their fear of death and thereby lost all their other fears as well, their consciousness vibrations just begin to rise naturally.
Everyone wants to be certain of a wonderful afterlife to come, so it seems to me that all we must do to begin the process of bringing the kingdom of God on earth is to offer abundant and efficient afterlife education to everyone. So we can right now begin the process of raising people’s consciousness vibrations! By my calculation, that ought to cut at least a thousand years from this task. Don’t you think?
Jesus seemed to be exhorting us to change all our behaviors, when in fact what He was doing was simply telling us how humankind will be be once we have brought the kingdom of God on earth. He said, “Do not worry … but seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” (MT 6:25-33). “Do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also” (MT 5:39). Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted” (MT 23:12). “Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven… for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (MT 6:19-21). “Love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return… Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (LK 6:35-36). “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (MT 5:48). And “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom!” (LK 12:32). As we grow past the fear of death, we expand into a very much happier life. And once enough of us have ditched our fears, Jesus at last will say to us, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand” (MK 1:16). Then there will be joy on earth forevermore!
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,
And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.
They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea.
– (Isaiah 11:7-9) Ascribed to the Prophet Isaiah (8th Cen BC)