Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Nexus of Heaven and Hell

By Patricia Lefave, Labelled, D.D. (P)

I want to tell you how I see the difference between the two political states of heaven and hell. It is a subtle difference in principle which creates a major difference in outcomes.

At the nexus of meaning is the ‘word’. A statement is made. Let’s say for example, a victim complains about being abused by an aggressive ‘other.’

Standing at the doorway to a universal Hell, the victim is attacked by a group of onlookers for complaining about the abuse and the aggressor, being in the opposing position is simultaneously supported and enabled by the same act. As a result, the aggression gets reinforced as a norm. The victim is told, “If you don’t like the way we do things here, then we don’t want you here so get out of Hell!

At the same doorway, which leads to universal Heaven if you go through it in the opposite direction, (it’s a swinging door) the victim makes the same complaint about the aggressor and is validated and supported for complaining about this aggressive action. The aggression is then defused and so is any further reaction of the victim. The aggressor is then told, “if you don’t like the way we do things here then you don’t want to be here so perhaps You should get the Hell out. (You can take that any way you like)

Both universes are running on an infinite principle. Both victim and aggressor are making choices for themselves. Both are going where they believe they want to be or not to be. That is the ‘question’ both must answer for themselves. Both are participating in a group as well as being individuals making personal choices. Both are participating in creation on a collective level. These are the predictable outcomes which occur as a result of free will. Free will is the gift of individuality. Both have control of their choices but neither have control over others, even if they want to have it or believe they have it. There is no such thing as ‘total control’ over self or others in this life.

One of the universes is based on equality of being. The other is elevating aggression and victimization to a higher value while reducing and devaluing victims to play a supporting role.

Which universe we live in depends upon the premise of our beliefs which gives it form. In this double reality, there are not just ‘two’ sides to it; there are four sides.
One universe is run n a premise of adversarial opposites. (Or binary code)
The other is run on a premise of complementary opposites. (Also a binary code)
One universe creates a two one pointed consciousness that both connects all of its souls and separates all of its souls, at the same time. Both of these universes have an integration of opposites BUT, one sustains itself in a healthy, life preserving way and the other one causes it’s own collapse, or ‘decompensates.’ (If you would like to use a psychiatric term for it.)
The ‘decompensating’ universe does so by creating interdependency also just as the functioning universe does, BUT , but there all lines of separation are blurred by the faulty premise which mistakes psycho spiritual enmeshment for intimacy.
So the first universe is self sustaining and peaceful and the second one is perpetually warring because of the ‘them’ and ‘us’ , superior/inferior, mentality upon which it is based and is heading for entropic dissolution.

The difference in outcomes is only the premise of thought, or foundation, upon which each is based.

In time, everyone will make their choice about what each one wants and all will walk through that swinging door of perception that leads to the infinite loop of being or non being to get exactly what each one longed for and thought they truly wanted. Perhaps then Heaven and Hell will have completed their own creations and will separate like twins at birth.
Perhaps it is then that this doorway will be closed at last on our chaotic ‘birthing’ process and our confusing, painful past. The only choice any of us really has is to decide for ourselves who we really are and how we want all of this to turn out in the end.

Will it be the end of chaos or the end of us? It may very well depend upon how you look at things. Attitude is everything. Perhaps we should pay closer to that old adage;

“Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.”

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