Ponderous thought cannot be willed.
It can be sought, but you must be prepared to receive it.
It is not so gracious a guest as one might hope, even less expect.
For all inspired revelation arrives through our own alignment of heart, mind, and soul. At that, the weight of the revealed truth is independent of it's worth. For all truth is of the same value. While all truth is eternal, and in itself of worth to our eternity, if we cannot find the eternal nature of the truth, then the weight it carries to your soul is diluted.
The purpose of our existence is to strive for a oneness with our Creator. Since all truth within our perceived reality is of our Creator, then through ourselves we apply these truths in a layered manner to build upon the understanding gained.
When two seemingly diverse principals converge to broaden the collective substance of each, therein is a component found in the very foundation of our universe.
And so two things are accomplished:
The joining of two that become greater than the sum of their parts is an eternal principle found in every fragment of our Universe.
Each shred has value, worth, merit, and place (as all truth does). But when we grasp the principle in the fullness that is found when we see the eternal nature the relationships seemingly diverse truths share, we have found the weight that these truths held of their own.
The Universe we exist in is one of order and purpose. While all eternal principles inter-relate to all others in one manner or another (and possibly many or all), to believe that all that has become to be of these truths is independent of them, is to overlook the very purpose of existence.
For all that is has purpose, both unto itself, and unto eternity. Either exists dependent of the other. As offspring of our Creator, fulfillment of the full measure of our creation is found in the understanding of what role our existence plays within eternity.
If we see only a purpose of self and not of eternity, only half of our purpose is fulfilled, and there it ends! The finite self has no eternal value. It is the evolution of the finite self coming of the eternal nature of truths found that weighs of great value. For it cannot remain finite, becoming eternal, or as might be said, common becoming uncommon. When we seek to find truths, and find their eternal relationship, we are no longer finite. We have started to become infinite, and that is the full measure of our creation.
For it is what we accomplish of that growth in our mortality that determines to what end (if any) we have in immortality. If we see an end to immortality, it is Hell! For the full measure of our creation is indeed, infinite.
So, can we see the parallel of the family to the fundamentals of purpose and truth? Perhaps.
Can we see any examples of the family unitís structure and components that resemble the structure and components of truth?
Can we see then that truth is knowledge? Yet, might it be said that not all knowledge is truth (Nor is all knowledge wisdom.) If truth is eternal, unchanging, as is the knowledge its understanding creates, then knowledge without truth holds what real value?
All creation shares a common commandment, a common destiny." To fulfill the full measure it's creation. This is as true of every piece of creation, as it is for the laws and principles that govern creation, and the truths that are then results (as much as they are the cause.)
A family is built upon the same structure common to all creation. Pieces fit together to create something greater that it's individual parts. Each piece holds the keys the fulfillment of the f measure of its creation. And the entire family does so as a function of its existence as creation of itself - each member bringing to it all they are, to make the whole more than its parts.
The growth obtained by each individual part of the family is to the benefit of all members.
We can see throughout creation the assemblage of different pieces (matter, elements, energy etc.) whose result is something very different from the base components.
The basic intelligence that exists in all creation compels it to fulfill the full measure of its creation; To be all it may be!
So it is also of us, God's greatest creation. And we are commanded, and compelled, to be obedient to the fulfillment of our creation. To what level we carry it, is a reflection of our understanding of just what the full measure of our creation might be.
So as we are given to understand truth, we are better equipped to accomplish more of what we might. The true value to the truth we are given is in how we apply it - to whose benefit.
Our world has come to be as it is now through an evolutionary process. This entire process is unmistakably of Divine nature. The very elements that matter constructs have learned, in time how they can join with each other to create the compounds that comprise every physical thing within our universe.
Throughout time as we perceive it, evolution is the result of all matter striving to fulfill the full measure of its creation. Changing, rearranging as it learned. Using the knowledge gained of the truths (laws) understood, and then changing structures so they may become more than they were.
So is this then, any different than we? Is that too far to
Might this also be true of a family?
Here lies the dilemma - A truth buried in paradox!
A member of a family gains knowledge. Further personal growth is seen to be stifled within the current structure. Some members of this family can, and will, benefit from the knowledge gained of the one, for they are ripe for growth. So it is with children.
But one, the Companion of the Father, is not ready for this knowledge. The Father always felt his role to be that of co-leader with the Mother. While the Mother had lamented greatly of the perceived lack of leadership of the Father for some time, the Father had come to understand that this lack of leadership was mostly due to the Mothers inability to join with him.
As much as the Father had wanted the Mother to follow (more importantly to Join with) him, and as much as he wanted to be truly Joined with her, the Mother never understood the Soul of the Father. He found that he was, and is, unable to share in a manner the Mother feels.
It is not the fault of the Father, nor of the Mother.
For they had both thought that the structure alone provided the means for their co-leadership (their companionship) to grow. They failed to notice that there was no unity in their growth. The Father grew in knowledge far more than the Mother. The Father could not impart his understanding to the Mother for the chasm between their companionship had been too wide and had been so really, from the start. And unbeknownst to either of them, it had grown wider and wider over time. (Much, much time.)
They hadn't seen this for they both thought that the family structure kept them close in all things, merely through its existence. Yet they had never been close, and were growing too far apart.
Could he turn back? Or turn away? Here lays the paradox!
The Mothers growth is, and has been stifled from the failure or absence of a connection with the Father.
The Father however, had continued to grow.
The Father turns back to explore the possibility of finding the means to bring the Mother to be joined with him - In this he will find much growth. If not in success, but in its effort.
But what of the growth of the Mother is the Father cannot join the Mother? For the Mother cannot, and does not, understand the soul of the Father. Can the Father ever find the keys of understanding for the soul of the Mother? The Mother has yet to do so and has had half of her life to do so.
Perhaps in time it might be so.
While the Father would find growth in this effort, might he though find more elsewhere? And in so doing, find the answer of the Mothers understanding along the way? In this, isn't the greater growth likely?
Might then all parts (of this family), having re-organized into something greater than it was, be fulfilling the full measure of its creation? Is that not learning truth, gaining an understanding of the eternal nature of their knowledge - seeing where they stand wanting, and then changing. Using their expended knowledge to move forward to progress to the best of their creation.
Not both see this as the best path! It is seen holding great promise by one, and great sorrow by the other. This still does not diminish the true nature of its benefit. For indeed, great sorrow can hold great growth.
In all of this lies the possibility that the children of this family might also gain more in this new structure than they had received in the old.
For the Father and Mother can become more apart than they ever were together. This new structure provides many more resources of knowledge to feed the growth of these children than the improperly functioning structure they sprang from.
Is it not possible then that this is also in keeping with the commandment to all creation to the full measure of our creation? By seeing that the way the pieces fit does not make the best use of those pieces and then reorganizing them into a different manner that is then of greater growth to all than had been? Are we then not obeying the commandment of all creation?
Perhaps this is simply an intense exercise in rationalization. But given the truths I have learned and seeing the need for changes to make the most use of what I have learned, I see this as the path. I believe if I am right, all will come to see this as such if they desire to understand its truth. In this they may even then not agree, but they will understand.
I also believe that I cannot be found
wrong. I may in time find the assemblage of this knowledge
and its use to be incorrect. But
even that can only be found with the addition of a
Either path will provide that!
Which one has the greater worth? Perhaps neither...
November 9, 1994