Doing What is True


Guadalupe Urbina

WE don’t have to ‘go’ anywhere to be physical. If you are reading this you are probably living in a ‘physical’ body, and using the senses that came with it.

We don’t have to go anywhere special to be ‘spiritual’ either — we are old souls having a physical experience right now — our spirit is using these physical senses.

The virtual ‘paper’ this blog is written on, does not appear to be ‘physical’ like paper made from trees. And it doesn’t have the same look, or ‘feel.’

Yet this website paper really exists, and it is made of matter — albeit an invisible, electronic-photonic sort of matter — like our souls.

Understanding that both the tree and the website are simply manifestations of an energy, then they are not very different at all. They are really the same in essence.

And this invisible energy canvas serves a real purpose — with the added benefit of saving trees — and is making a kinder impact on the planet.

So forms can be made of many differing states of energy, which like our minds and souls are full of life and consciousness. We cannot see them, or say what “life” or “consciousness” is — but we know they exist.

Thread of Life

Stuff can be spiritual, emotional, psychological or intellectual— and the invisible, self-created forms based on them are often more powerful than the coarser stuff of sticks and stones.

And all of us are already everything we need to be, forest activist Julia Butterfly Hill assures us:

“There Are No Accidents”

Only One Unity

Subtle energy and its companion, visible substance, are needed for experience to occur. It’s a mutual hierarchical process in which the finer energy-substance uses the denser one as a vehicle, and both advance in the process.

“The opposite poles of subject and object, spirit and matter,” writes Blavatsky, “are but aspects of the One Unity in which they are synthesized.”

In each of the examples given in this article, we can recognize the powerful bond and impact that spirit and matter wield on each other.

Magically, together, they ignite singular ‘moments’ of clarity, awakening each experiencer to their individual destiny.

The matrix of genuine soul consciousness has the power to mold the forms it works within — transforming not only the form, but its own nature as well — as evident in the below video of inspired teacher Marc Gold in action.

Loss of Unity

By contrast we have the infamous example of Willowbrook State School on Staten Island, New York,  the subject of the 1972 ABC news exposé Willowbrook, the Last Great Disgrace.

Willowbrook opened our eyes to the tragic consequences when institutions fail to meet the needs of the people they were intended to serve.

This was a failure created by a material view of life, a spiritual vacuum — the contrast of Spirit (or consciousness) and Matter, produces the illusion of Subject and Object, says Theosophy.

In the below video narrative of Marc Gold’s method, we easily see that “Spirit (or Consciousness) and Matter” are not, in fact — as Blavatsky says — “independent realities.”

Their combination into a higher synthesis of occult science, brings into presence a “conditioned Being,” as Blavatsky wrote, “whether subjective or objective.”

“Try Another Way”

In this lesson of spiritual conditioning, the bike brakes and the hands that hold them, are guided by the minds and hearts of both teacher and pupil.

The psychological and emotional interplay between them is palpable — as clearly evident as Marc Gold’s intelligence and deep love for his pupils.

We witness the sacred drama of the intertwining of Theosophy’s “Three Lines of Evolution” — the spiritual, intellectual and physical — which are “inextricably interwoven and interblended at every point.”

Civilization: The Death Of Art And Beauty

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.

~Lord Byron~

“Materialism and indifference to all save the selfish realization of wealth and power, and the over-feeding of national and personal vanity,” Blavatsky wrote (Civilization: The Death of Art and Beauty,) “have gradually led nations and men to the almost entire oblivion of spiritual ideals, [and] the love of nature…”

“Like a hideous leprosy our Western civilization has eaten its way through all the quarters of the globe and hardened the human heart.”

The “blessings” that modern civilization is alleged to have given the world are only “skin-deep in reality,” Blavatsky wrote. “Its roots are rotten to the core.”

Before the older races have been “irretrievably hypnotized” and have succumbed to the wiles of modern society, she implored, “it is high time that at last something should be done.”

But “how” we do this, we must add, counts as much, if not more, than “what” we do. This is too is explained compassionately and eloquently by spiritual nature activist Julia Butterfly Hill:

“Chainsaws in Our Voices”

A Solution

“Selfishness and materialism, the greatest curses … will most surely lead to the annihilation of art and of the appreciation of the truly harmonious and beautiful.”

“Otherwise, old arts and artistic creations, everything original and unique will very soon disappear,” Blavatsky wrote, which seems like a clear invitation to a ‘way’ of healing our human condition.

“Already national dresses and time-honoured customs, and everything beautiful, artistic, and worth preservation is fast disappearing from view,” she laments, and:

“At no distant day, alas, the best relics of the past will perhaps be found only in museums in sorry, solitary, and be-ticketed samples preserved under glass!”

An Invitation

Don Alverto Taxo, a Quichua elder and Iachak (community leader/healer), speaks of the ancient prophecy of the eagle and the condor meeting to bring a new harmony into the world.

“We are part of the cosmos, and the cosmos is part of us.”

Don Alverto invites us all to trust the universal human intuition to bring greater harmony into our lives, and to seek after life’s deeper meaning.

We Are More than Physical

We don’t have to go anywhere to be ‘spiritual’ — we already are that right now, right here — living in a visible body-shell. Supporting all the molecules of flesh are the same whirling energies, some of them, the finer textured ones, we call “us.”

Numerous veridical out of body experiences demonstrate that consciousness is not inseparably bound to the physical body and brain.

In the  Bhagavad-Gita, Krishna says of the yogis who torture their bodies that, full of delusion, they “torture the powers and faculties which are in the body, and me also, who am in the recesses of the innermost heart.”

Temple of Solomon

The human body is the holy temple wherein the deity resides. And “verily that body,” Blavatsky writes (Psychic and Noetic Action II), “so desecrated by Materialism and man himself, is the temple of the Holy Grail:

“… the Adytum of the grandest, nay, of all, the mysteries of nature in our solar universe.”

In The Secret Doctrine we find Carlyle’s words full of praise for the human body which he compares to a temple.

“There is but one temple in the universe, and that is the body of man. Nothing is holier than that high form . . . We touch heaven when we lay our hand on a human body!”

Blavatsky explains in The Secret Doctrine that the ancients regarded the Sanctum Sanctorum — in its esoteric meaning — “as the symbol of resurrection, cosmic, solar (or diurnal), and human.” (II, 459)

In Isis Unveiled Blavatsky explains the esoteric allegory of Solomon’s Temple.

Temple Building

“The building of the Temple of Solomon is the symbolical representation of the gradual acquirement of the secret wisdom, or magic — the erection and development of the spiritual from the earthly — the manifestation of the power and splendour of the spirit in the physical world, through the wisdom and genius of the builder.”

When this genius builder has become an Adept, he is, Blavatsky continues (II, 391):

“a mightier king than Solomon himself, the emblem of the sun or Light himself — the light of the real subjective world, shining in the darkness of the objective universe.”

“This is the ‘Temple’ which can be reared without the sound of the hammer, or any tool of iron being heard in the house while it is ‘in building.'”

The World Wheel Project

The World Wheel Project is an artistic forum for global understanding that Vijali Hamilton, the founding director, started in 1986.

“The World Wheel provides a transformative experience for each community,” Hamilton says, “as it addressed spiritual, social, and ecological issues activating an awareness of the interrelatedness of all life.”

Vijali Hamilton with indigenous Shuar families

A Mandala of Human Souls

“A message of hope and inspiration for humanity about Life After Death and Reincarnation, is delivered by Mellen-Thomas Benedict with joy and clarity,” his website says.

“His depth of feeling, and passion for life, is a gift to be shared.”

“Then the Light turned into the most beautiful thing that I have ever seen,” he recalled, “a mandala of human souls on this planet. Now I came to this with my negative view of what was happening on the planet. So as I asked the Light to keep clarifying for me…”

“I saw in this magnificent mandala how beautiful we all are in our essence, our core. We are the most beautiful creations.”

“The human soul, the human matrix that we all make together is absolutely fantastic, elegant, exotic, everything. I just cannot say enough about how it changed my opinion of human beings in that instant.”

“I said, ‘Oh, God, I did not know how beautiful we are.’ At any level, high or low, in whatever shape you are in, you are the most beautiful creation, you are.

“The revelations coming from the Light and seemed to go on and on, then I asked the Light,

‘Does this mean that Mankind will be saved?’

“Then, like a trumpet blast with a shower of spiraling lights, the Great Light spoke, saying,

“Remember this and never forget; you save, redeem and heal yourself. You always have. You always will. You were created with the power to do so from before the beginning of the world.”

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“The world is not prepared yet to understand

… the philosophy of Occult Science – let them assure themselves first of all that there are beings in an invisible world, and that there are hidden powers in man.”

(H. P. Blavatsky)

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Seer to Seer

“In the West today the word authority has been tainted by fears of dogmas and false leaders spinning broken promises,” writes Dara Eklund in Authority of the Torches.

“We face the enigma of striving for perfection, seeking heroes and role models, in an imperfect world.”

Eklund quotes Victor Hugo who wrote in William Shakspeare:

“The very law which requires that mankind should have no owners requires that it should have guides. To be enlightened is the reverse of being subjected.”

“In Isis Unveiled (2:571), H. P. Blavatsky wrote about such guides,” says Eklund:

“Like signal-fires of the olden times, which, lighted and extinguished by turns upon one hill-top after another, conveyed intelligence along a whole stretch of country, so we see a long line of ‘wise’ men from the beginning of history down to our own times communicating the word of wisdom to their direct successors.

“Passing from seer to seer, the ‘Word’ flashes out like lightning, and while carrying off the initiator from human sight forever, brings the new initiate into view.”

2010: Shaman Kiesha Crowther – Pt. 1

This is an evening with Wisdom Keeper/Shaman, Kiesha Crowther, “Little Grandmother.”

Around the world, wisdom keepers are saying that 2010 is the year we need to “get it”. The time has come for us to wake up to who we really are.

Recorded before a live audience at Santa Fe Soul, here is information that helps make sense of the time between now and 2012, and are in keeping with Theosophical teachings of H. P. Blavatsky and W. Q. Judge.

“The Long-gone Gnanis”

Knowing the vast cycles, these Great Ones come amidst mankind, Krishna assures Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita (p.31) – (W. Q. Judge’s recension):

“I produce myself among creatures, whenever there is a decline of virtue and an insurrection of vice and injustice in the world.”

“But concretely, there is a certain object for our general work,Judge writes in Letters That Have Helped Me, 2:8-9.

“It is to start up a new force, a new current in the world, whereby great and long-gone Gnanis, or wise ones, will be attracted back to incarnate among men here and there, and thus bring back the true life and the true practices.”

2010: Shaman Kiesha Crowther – Pt. 2

Centers of Light

Writing in the year 1891, Judge noted that:

“Just now a pall of darkness is over all that no Gnani will be attracted by. Here and there a few beams strike through this. “

And councils the student:

“We have, each one of us, to make ourselves a centre of light— a picture gallery from which shall be projected on the astral light such scenes, such influences, such thoughts, as may influence many for good.”

And we “shall thus arouse a new current — finally result in drawing back the great and the good from other spheres from beyond the earth.”

H. P. Blavatsky’s closing words in The Key to Theosophy:

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“Earth will be a heaven in the twenty-first century in comparison with what it is now!”

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Guadalupe Urbina

Guadalupe Urbina, President of the Voz Propia Foundation, contributes to Blavatsky’s hope.

Her central mission is to create, preserve and present socially relevant artistic and ecological projects which touch the hearts of humanity.

The focus of the organization since it was founded in 1999 has been to work with children in music, theatre and artistic creations.

Established to help the people of Costa Rica appreciate their identity and value through music and theatre productions — to focus on projects which address important social issues.

Guadalupe Urbina was born in the western Guanacaste province on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, the youngest of ten children in a rural household.

Her upbringing gave her a deep appreciation for the natural environment and respect for her local culture.

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