Looking more closely

Since I began serializing here an updated version of a small booklet that I wrote a while ago addressing questions being asked by people all over the world, the mass killing in San Bernardino took place. And now we have, in the U.S., a presidential candidate calling for all Muslims to be barred from entering the United States until, to quote his statement, “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” I have added to my booklet a word-for-word copy of the statement I issued the day after the 9-11 attacks on the United States.

I feel that now, more than ever, this booklet would be very helpful to read and to share with others. It is my desire that as many people as possible have an opportunity to read this material, so I will continue to excerpt it in this space until the entire document has been published here.

Those who do not wish to wait to finish the document as each new installment is posted here may access the document in full, downloading it here at no cost.

Here is the next installment:

A WORLD IN TURMOIL: How we can respond – Chapter Four

I am going to assume now that you have made the choice to live your life as a Spiritual Being having a body, rather than a Bodily Being having no spirit. I am going to guess that you have picked up this first tool and used it to maximum effectiveness. I base this assumption on the fact that you have continued reading.

We can now pick and use the second tool, the Basic Principles of Life, allowing ourselves to understand the mechanics of the events of our times—the turmoil in the world today, as well as the events to follow in the months and years ahead.

We can now speak about the Process and its Product. The Process of life, I mean, and the Product of your life and mine.

As a spiritual being I have come to understand that there is, indeed, a process taking place on this planet which I inhabit. And it is not a random process, but an organized one, a methodical one, a logical, coherent, consistent, and efficient one.

Life on earth is not simply a series of unrelated, disconnected occurrences. It is a quite deliberate sequencing of events, having a Cause and Effect relationship, and characterized by Function and Purpose.

This is true of the events of 2011, and of all that has ever occurred, is occurring now, or ever will occur.

All of physical life follows a basic formula.

It is what Conversations with God calls The Basic Principles of Life: Functionality, Adaptability, Sustainability. All of Life exhibits these principles. All of life demonstrates them.

All of life, without exception.

Indeed, the ubiquitous nature of these principles is what renders Life Itself eternal. Life goes on and on, without end—as does everything in life—precisely because life is functional, adaptable, and sustainable.

Explaining the principles
Everything in Life is functional. That is, it works. It does something, and it does it efficiently. Life is continually doing something. It is energy in constant motion.

Everywhere you look—everywhere—you will see motion. The biggest elements of life and the tiniest particles are all in motion. Nothing stands still. Nothing.

Were something to stand still, life would end. Yet Life cannot end. It is incapable of doing this. For the doing of this would be the doing of nothing. It would be the absence of doing. And such an absence cannot and does not exist.

Think about this. Try it out for yourself. Try out the theory. Go ahead. Try to “do nothing.” You cannot. Even the doing of nothing is the doing of something. You can be perfectly still, and still, that is what you are doing. Nothing does nothing. Always remember that. It is a key and fundamental and foundational principle of Life…

Nothing Does Nothing

Are you clear? Is this understandable? I hope it is, because if you understand this, you understand the events occurring all around us, and those that will occur in our future, and what all of this means.

Life does what it does in reaction to what it just did. It is the Mother of all Chain Reactions.

What I am saying here is that Life has a built-in mechanism that keeps itself going.

Now…let me tell you how that mechanism operates.

Should the movement of life…or, more correctly, the ability of life to be moving…ever be threatened in any way, for any reason whatsoever, Life will immediately adapt. It will move in a different way. It will move in a different direction, or at a different speed, or with a different vibration, in order to maintain its equilibrium.

As a result of this adaptation Life renders itself sustainable. When Life “senses” that it is no longer sustainable functioning in a particular way, Life will stop functioning in that way and adapt its functioning to the condition that its previous functioning has created.

Think of a top. It keeps spinning, it maintains its balance, through the mechanism of its own motion. When it runs out of spin, it topples over.

Life is a top that never runs out of spin.

It is an energy that supplies energy to itself. It does this through the process of adaptation.

When Life begins to feel its own topple it changes its energy, alters its vibration, revamps its pattern of distribution, puts in some kind of adaptation that guarantees the continuity of Life Itself.

Death is a dramatic example of just such an adaptation.

Did you catch that? I just said a mouthful there. I said that death is an adaptation that guarantees the continuation of life.

Life guarantees its continuance by changing its form.

I need to repeat that. You need to really get it.

Life guarantees its continuance by changing its form

Now you understand the events in our world and why they have occurred. Now you understand the turmoil on this planet and what that is about. Now you understand future events that will occur, as well as the cycles in your own life, and what they have produced, and will continue to produce. Now you understand The Process and The Product.

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