Science, Facts, Akashic Records.
Posted on 24 May 2017, 8:19
In our on conversations with the spirit of Stephen the Martyr, Olive asked: Can you explain in a way that a scientifically minded person can understand how the spirit survives death?
Stephen: The facts are there, if one would wish to see. The fact that [a person] thinks, the fact that he has emotions, the fact that time is an inexact science, are all there to be investigated. That is if the investigation would be willingly undertaken.
The [well-documented] facts of phenomena and of healing do not fit in with the narrowed scientific theories that are often used in argument. Look then at these results that cannot be explained by using only limited theories and measurements. You might measure water with a jug or similar small vessel but you cannot measure the ocean with the same vessel. If we confine what we wish to know to what we think or theorize we already know, we will have great difficulty. Be sure then, that the limitation that is being used is not a limitation of want to know, but how to know.”
Olive: Some say all knowledge is to be found in the Akashic records. Is this true?
Stephen: The Akashic records is a very nice name if it describes all experiences that have ever happened. For to experience is to create.
How best can I describe what I understand?
The voice and the words I say are never lost.
They are there and they continue on in perpetuity.
It is the same with [the whole of ] experience. These experiences are there.
For without the knowledge and the knowing gained by these experiences, we cannot return and be at one with the Source.
The Akashic records are, in the loosest form, records. In the widest possible form, they are the actual being of experience, [and this is in contrast to the situation ] in the physical body, most cases outside of the physical experience, make a whole.
In the physical body, there is a false sense of separateness.
In our other selves there is no such separation. There are only diﬀerences in consciousness, diﬀerences in experiences, but not separateness.
Even the words “to love one another” imply a separateness.
Remember the words of our Lord: ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself’.
We are joined to the whole,[and] are part of it; “the unity” and “the church”[“ecclesia” in Greek] are other words which describe the concept.
[ekklēsía(from ek, “out from and to” and kalle;, “to call”) – properly, people called out from the world and to God, the outcome being the Church (the mystical body of Christ) – i.e. the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom]
Not to love is like the man who kept banging his ﬁnger with a hammer. When asked why he did this, he answered, ‘When I stop doing it, it feels so good’. This lack of love we show to ourselves, to the Church,[ecclesia] to the community, is very signiﬁcant. Maybe, after tonight, you will understand why I always ask you to pray for me.
Be wary of drawing conclusions, of looking at facts or happenings and believing that you are recognizing what is obvious. For throughout your life when you look back at important times you will ﬁnd the obvious thing is very seldom the truth and would not have been a good choice.
Proﬁt by the experiences, proﬁt by the sharing and learn much from others that you will have contact with. For this is an experience you can pass on to others. Beware of letting your hypothesis extend until you have drawn conclusions; do not close your mind to other possibilities. These possibilities will always be suggested by other people’s hypothesis which could be right.”
COMMENT: We cannot skim-read Stephen. Every word is filled with meaning. I have broken his words into little paragraphs and added italics.
With his reference to “the Church” he will not mean “Christian sect”. Here is his definition of “Christian”: “Any cell, each and any part of the continuous self, which acts in a like manner (in pursuit of what is Christ)”; whether it is called Christian, “yellow” or “rain” is immaterial. For to be Christian is to be conscious not of separateness but to be conscious as part of the Whole.” On such a definition, aspects of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism and many forms of mysticism, could also be described as Christian.
On such a definition, supposedly Christian churches with divisive doctrines, can fall short in their Christianity.
We all fall short. Salvation, forgiveness is ours to the degree that we “die to self, and rise with Christ”, to the degree that we abandon “a false sense of separateness” and love our neighbour as ourself.
*How did we get to be speaking with St Stephen? Read the February 2017 issue of The Ground of Faith
It is the Perennial Philosophy, as described by Aldous Huxley, in his book with that title.
In the timeless, spaceless, eternity, in which we all have our roots experience, past, present, and future is there and available,
In this seamless spiritual-physical whole, he says, there is guidance through pain towards love.
Michael on Skeptico.