Gnosis - To Know the Actual Truth
I never ever speak about evidence of proof concerning what I say. I never try to offer a “compelling case”, convince you, or prove you anything. The reason is, nothing I discuss is dependent on debate or argumentation. It is just presented.
As you grow into your intuitive guidance, you might retrieve information from external sources, but your intuition (your internal GPS) is guiding you at all times, not only in assessing any information you connect with, but in discovering said information and placing it “in front of you” to begin with. Even synchronistic messages and symbols have to go through your energy to manifest around you.
This happens in a particularly intensive manner as you blossom into your spiritual awakening process, and soak up a large amount of new information. You become more tuned into that frequency broadcasting to your receiver.
After a while of using and training your intuitive capacity, you will eventually begin receiving information on your own, through your inner connection to Spirit. You will begin to recognize intuitive thought and guidance from your spiritual team. And, hopefully, you will become accustomed to ask for guidance periodically and when you have doubts or feel unsure.
‘Give me more information’. Your interaction with your spiritual team will ideally become commonsense, habitual, actual, close and personal. Not to mention if you hold specific gifts or techniques that have you receive information from Spirit in even more solid, concrete, or unique ways.
Guidance and information will come more and more from within you.Your perceptions, beliefs, and perspectives, will be held and safely anchored within your intuitive perception – regardless of their original source, internal or external.
All your beliefs will be held “softly”, that is to say, you are always open for them to be expanded, adapted, and modified, should you encounter any new information, or you decide to make inquiries of a metaphysical nature. All is in flux.
You won’t be afraid to hold beliefs that are more temporary than others, if you are unsure of their validity. You will be comfortable with holding beliefs as hypothesis, open to new information which will consolidate, elaborate, or invalidate them. You will use your discernment to separate illusion from Truth.
But now this ‘soft’ holding of beliefs will bring you more and more confidence and trust in your inner intuition. So much so, that ... over time ... you will grow into a central core of perspectives that are both aligned very closely with your spiritual essence, and you hold as very near to objective Truth.
You will realize your confidence comes from, your “identity” that resides within, the intuitive power itself, not from the beliefs or perspectives you may hold at any one time. Your Higher-Self/Guardian Angel/Christ Consciousness knows.
It is a paradox: letting go of holding absolute and rigid beliefs, leads to forming inner perspectives which, albeit subjective and fluid, become ever more solid observations of objective reality.
No Soul, being, entity, or person, can ever hold a perspective of Truth that is completely unbiased, non-subjective. Every Soul is a facet of Creation with a certain viewpoint. Every Soul is a specific viewpoint. It is by the multitude of unique and different perspectives upon Truth, What Is, that Source knows Itself in all its complexities.
What each Soul, entity, being, or person can ever strive for, is through its consciousness to reach purer and purer levels of discernment over observable Truth, even with its own bias. And even then, the discovery, exploration, and expansion of new complexities to what it perceives, never ends. This is Personal Truth and not Absolute. It is a definitive KNOWINGNESS. There is a name for this form of perceiving reality: GNOSIS.
Gnosis is the Greek noun for knowledge. From wikipedia, “Gnosis taught a deliverance of man from the constraints of earthly existence through insight into an essential relationship, as soul or spirit, with a supramundane place of freedom.”
Gnosis, essentially equates to this state of holding beliefs without grasping too strongly on to them, without attaching your stakes and identity to them, in a ‘soft’ manner – a process which paradoxically allows you to perceive greater and greater portions of reality, by relaxing your mind and expanding your awareness in the process.
In simpler terms, all beliefs are ultimately temporary. You cease to attach to the perspectives you hold, because you were never your perspectives, thoughts, or beliefs. You are you. You are the one Observing, Witnessing, Experiencing.
It is the necessity to hold on to a perspective and identify with it, that turns temporary dynamic viewpoints into dogmatic, emotionally-charged and rigid belief systems. And in many cases, these belief systems are built upon other opinions being regurgitated without and grounds or research.
Only your mind is unsure, afraid of uncertainty, and creates conflicts between seemingly opposite standpoints. It likes to cling to ideas and concepts that are “certain”, proved”, or perhaps believed by many, in order to feel secure when identifying with them.
It fears stepping on something that feels solid, safe, true, but may in time be proven incorrect and false. It dreads leaving the guard down, only to unexpectedly be pulled the carpet from under its feet. (See also Cognitive Dissonance)
To realize one held a belief that was false is often an experience of shock, shame, guilt, and humiliation. We feel mislead and naive. We question our judgement and our solidity of character – our mind and ego do, that is. Our reputation is on the line, and we base our choices on what we believe. So believing in something is important.
But it is precisely the need for certainty that lowers and narrows down consciousness. As it does, it introduces duality to beliefs, making them incomplete without each other, and leading to the potential of a different belief refuting and dismissing a previous one, by pointing out the portion of the belief that is lacking.
As an example of this, I always offer the following common metaphysical question: do we have true free will, or are events in life predestined?
One “side” implies we are in control our destiny, while the other that we don’t, that things happen either mechanistically, or in a metaphysical sense all events are “meant to be”. We must consider cause and effect.
The truth is that each Soul has Free Will because it inherits it from its Creator/Source, of which it is a projection. Free Will is the trait of being able to reduce/increase its own the amount of Light by choices that are made, in other words one’s own level of awareness. At the same time, there is a side to reality that is indeed ‘mechanistic’, or mechanical, in the sense of that it works seemingly independently of choices made by individuals.
Nothing is truly independent from anything else, but to a degree this holds true. For example, the Earth will cycle the Sun in a completely predictable timing; tomorrow the Sun will rise without question, in a set number of hours from now. You can safely predict this. There are things that can be calculated, so to speak.
So circumstances can be predicted to a degree, being dependent on the choices you make at any given moment. If you choose to leave home to go buy groceries, a number of things may happen because of this decision. But those things in that scenario will certainly not happen if you choose not to leave home that day. Understood?
Both sides are true ... at the same time. Sets of potentials can be calculated on the spiritual level (in a manner that would be infinitely complex to us, but not to Spirit), both with very small granular detail and in a collective level. These can be predicted to a degree, with a percentage of probability of happening. But we also navigate this network of potentiality with our own choices. A potential depends on a set of choices being made, in order to manifest into form.
You may go into more complexity in this matter as you wish, but nevertheless this knowledge brings together two different sides of reality that appeared as dual, seemingly opposite and contradictory. This is why in metaphysics and spirituality many paradoxes end up with the the two sides being true at the same time. It is also why most ideological conflicts are meaningless.
Releasing the mental need for absolute certainty allows you to progressively perceive Truth with increasing degrees of clarity. It is therefore possible for each human to actually know the actual, objective Truth, both in the small questions and the ‘big’ ones, instead of forever having to resign to assumptions, guesswork, of beliefs, which is the most one can achieve when operating at the rational level.
It is with this perception that I offer insights when writing and teaching through these articles. They come from an inner long-term process of inner work, and from a point of view that is intuitively informed and consistent.
This does not mean what I say is necessarily the be-all and end-all, that I own the ultimate Truth of anything. What it does mean is that my perspectives come from a point of view that is beyond the need for consensus or debate with others.
Such type of viewpoint is attainable by anyone, therefore in this sense I am but an example. I ask that you never take my word or anyone else's word as fact or Truth, and that you take time to research on your own. Spirit will speak to you as needed ... if you'll listen deep within.
It is for this reason that I don’t mention proof or evidence, nor am I invested in trying to convince others of what I say. Doing so would belittle my own confidence in my knowledge and experience. Besides, Truth needs no defense, it just needs to be turned loose.
When I write and share insights, it’s because I’m assured of them. It’s because I reached, personally, a stable “plateau” in my perspectives that I can consider sharing with others, that can be truthful, useful, enlightening, and offer clarity and healing to others in some way, regardless if in the future such perspectives may or may not be expanded upon.
Information that is spiritual in nature should mostly be self-evident and carry meaning on its own. It is personal. It is up to each person to use their own intuitive guidance to discern how much value and meaning what is shared by others has to them, internally. This is the manner by which the mind, and the dualities of reason and emotion, faith and certainty, science and spirituality, can be transcended.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.
My thanks to Heart Ki.