Sunday, August 11, 2019


Yes, there is good and evil in the world; - and sometimes we get confused by the claims of the proponents of each. Even those with the most thoroughly evil of intentions often claim their actions are for the greater good! So, how are we to know good from evil? The Bible says “By their fruits you shall know them.” – Matthew 7:16. But sometimes the good or evil effects of the actions of a person or group of people are not immediately apparent. It may take months, years or decades for the nature of their effects to become plain. But for an individual on the spiritual path, there is an easy way to tell. Let me share it with you.

Once you realize that the real purpose of sentient existence in this, or any other world, is to become one with the Reality behind all forms, you have an easy way to determine good from evil:

By definition, good is anything that helps you toward the goal of Cosmic Consciousness, and evil is anything that hinders your progress toward that goal or obscures it from your view.

The spiritual path is an individual journey. Yes, someone who has already walked the path may be able to help you with hints and general guidance, but, as Woody Guthrie’s soulful song “Lonesome Valley” says, you must walk the path yourself, no one here can walk it for you. If you can attune yourself with the Holy Spirit or the manifestation of Good, and thus “practice the presence”, then you may be able to see, when faced with choices, which path takes you toward the goal, and which path takes you farther away. But you have to make the choice yourself, and it is you who will have to suffer or enjoy the consequences.

Your current state of existence is the result of the choices you have made in the past, so your memory of the path once taken can also be your guide. What if you’ve made a bad choice? If you can see now that you’ve made a wrong choice in the past, don’t beat yourself up about it; analyze it in terms of good and evil as defined above, and move on. Dwelling on guilt and remorse is truly a waste of your precious time on this planet.

In my opinion, today’s organized science and religion are both wrong. They preach the false doctrine of creatio ex nihilo, in the big bang theory and in orthodox theology.  See the explanation of this in Secrets of the Sacred Cube, A Cosmic Love Story, by Ed and Jacqui Close, coming out soon.

My advice is: don’t rely on human organizations or the advice of others. It’s your life and you must make your own decisions. The answer is not “out there” as the X-Files declares, it is actually “in here”, because Reality is the heart of your nature, the soul of your existence; and it is always within you.

 “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” – Luke 17:21.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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