Oneness Ministry

We are One

Nature’s Trap

Here is another exercise in reasoning. Logic, wait, …no logic does not work in this world. Go with me here and put your thinking cap on. Have you ever considered the word Nature? What is your nature? Do you love the natural world? Do you revel in nature hikes and other activities in which you spend time in nature? How does it all relate back to your “Journey of Love”? (If you have read my eBook Livin’ Large, you know what I mean by that quote).

Ok, so there are several definitions of the word Nature and while they are different, they are also related. Humans have their own person nature or personality. The natural or non-man made world has its nature and is in fact simply called nature. Nature is full of mineral, plant, and animal life as well as death. See it is the later which gives it away. Death does not exist in heaven. If there is no death in heaven how can we equate the divine with nature?

Lord knows I watched more than my share of nature films growing up and the hardest part was watching the beautiful Cheetah stalk the antelope and eventually end its life. Or watch a wildfire wipe out an entire forest knowing all the plants are unable to run away and even the animals which can run often don’t make it. I love the quote from a heavy metal band call Tool. “Life feeds on Life”… in the song this line is repeated as a chant. It is quite chilling and provocative. It is also very true. Nature has nothing to do with God or the Divine. Remember the first commandment? Thou Shalt Not Kill. What you don’t read in the commandments is, What you do to another you do onto yourself or What you give, you receive.

Once we learn Universal Spiritual Law no untruths will slip by unnoticed. It will be easier to see the Truth or if you prefer, the Divine. I suppose these lessons are hard learned, at least they were for me. What benefit is there in seeing death all around us? I have learned we have a choice, we can see death or we can see life and not just ego temporary life, I mean Real Life. The world around us is dead, not in the usual sense, but in the sense of dreams are not real and thus dead. There is no guilt, shame, or fault in Reality, only in what I call the Ego world or as ACIM calls it, psycho planet. My message here is simple, Choose Real Life, Choose God, not Nature or all the feel good *&^% this world offers up. Sure we all sample the pie so to speak or we would not be here. Forget all that and forgive.

We all have a choice to see beyond this world to the Divine. Making the choice is simple, seeing the results of this choice not so much. It is my experience ego pulls the wool over our eyes constantly so even when we choose to see the divine our minds will not allow the experience. We are successful, yet we just don’t realize we are. This is where practice and faith come in. Have faith you see not the wonder of the ego, but rather of God. Feelings often betray in this regard, so instead trust in your practiced consistent choice for Love. (a reminder here, I equate Divine Love, Peace, and God) When I say, Love is the way… I mean Love is all there is and there ain’t no more! Except illusions and delusions of course.

Sequoia Elisabeth

Comments Off on Nature’s Trap

Human Hypocrisy

There is a growing concern with natural environments and invasive species among scientists and naturalists world wide. The argument goes that if an aggressive species (plant or animal) without predators is introduced into an ecosystem foreign to it that it will take over and force out other native species which have evolved to live in that specific area. However true this may be, the ethical issues which arise in their management become a huge issue for those people responsible for the management of these ecosystems. I say the issue is even bigger than it is presented. This extends to humans and our impact on the world we live in.

Let me share a few examples, If we are going to issue kill orders for all of a certain species in a certain area, bullfrogs in Colorado, lionfish and snakehead fish in Florida, Zebra mussels in the great lakes, etc. the list is extensive! How is this different from racial genocide? Many races of humans are migrating around the globe and forcing out or simply replacing other native races. The USA is the biggest example I can think of, however it occurs everywhere on the planet. Take the U.K for example has shifted majority race several times over its history, going back to before it was the U.K. Is this a bad thing or is this just the nature of things?

I like to see the BIG picture and I can see patterns going all the way back to the Big Bang and beyond. So in the big scheme of things who cares if the house finch in the USA migrated from Europe or Eurasian wild boar are now native in the USA. The list of animals which have become native in new lands in modern history boggles the mind. Often on purpose! Now we need to kill them all because they threaten another species which migrated there before and have become native? A good example here is the Hawaiian Goose which came to the islands as Canadian Geese and evolved into the birds they are today. Over time other animals where brought to the islands as agricultural controls, such as the mongoose intended to control the cats which where brought to control the rats which came with the sailors. Now the mongoose threatens the goose and it must be killed! I know I am abbreviating long stories here and all I wish to do is offer examples of the many ways life evolves and the ethical issues we humans create.

Land management and species control falls to the government of each country on a large scale and on a small scale it falls to the land owner. What I am sharing here is the similarity with immigration and human behavior. Why are we ordered to kill certain species when those giving the order are doing the very thing those certain species are doing? The hypocrisy humbles even the greatest activist. From the perspective of the authority advocating this killing they claim to be completely justified. My question here is are they justified? Spiritual Law states thou shalt not kill. Yet we do it every day on some level. Are their exceptions to Spiritual Law? I say not, yet there are definition distinctions which need to be understood. Killing an animal for food and with gratitude for its service does not violate thou shalt not kill. The other exception as I understand it are soldiers or police who kill to protect the higher good. As far as I am concerned this one is a very fine line which is easily crossed over. Both of these laws are vulnerable to abuse, esp. when it comes to killing for profit. I know we are entering the black hole of linguistics and so I am simply sharing my understanding or misunderstanding of this complex topic. It is important for each of us to discern their own grasp of this principle and act accordingly. In this process guilt becomes a trap not to fall into. By participating in society we become hypocrites! It is a catch 22. My advice is to forgive and forget, both yourself and others whom you see violating Spiritual Law. It is not our place to judge others, for then we have no time to love them! (paraphrasing Mother Teresa) We are each doing our best in each moment working with the knowledge and understanding we have at the time. Be Kind.

Sequoia Elisabeth

Comments Off on Human Hypocrisy