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The Universal Gaia Concept: Where to begin?

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p>The Universal Gaia Concept:

Where to begin? I suppose with a healthy warning.

Whenever anyone is, or was, proclaiming that they are speaking to you with the Divine's voice, chances are, they are crazy. This is not saying that our species has not had venerated sages, seers, mystics, saints and wise men, as we most surely have. There have always been individuals who through their wisdom and transcendent connection have sought to enlighten the rest of us on our journeys through life.

I do not believe our species is capable of comprehending the breadth and essence of the Universal Gaia, although we are drawn to tap into that Universal Consciousness. To me, every aspect of the created is infused with Divine Spark, so everything already has an unawakened element of the Divine seeking reunion. This concept of the eternal becoming incarnate in human flesh again reeks of the grandiose image of importance we as a species regard ourselves with. Gratefully, however, our species continues attempting to comprehend the unknowable eternal.

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Our desire to accomplish this has been a redeeming benefit as well as a curse through the ages. Our theological creeds have been agents of hope, compassion, and unity but used as well for bloodshed, oppression, or as tools of pure animosity against each other.

We as a species rely on thought forms for abstract perceptions. My thought form for the Universal Gaia is that of a Goddess. As I consign every aspect of the All with Divine Spark, I envision everything has life force. Within our species it is the female that brings forth life; therefore, my perception of the eternal--the Universal Gaia--takes on the format of a Goddess: a very anthropomorphic projection of an entity I believe is completely devoid of anything resembling human emotions.

For the record, I do believe in the power of prayer. To me, it is positive imaging (a reactionary occurrence to thought projection,) an energy feedback based on what we emanate from within us. It can be concentrated via prayer, meditation or other mediums. I also believe our unguarded thoughts are sending energies out into the world, and these have a profound effect on the global consciousness, or the cultural and societal atmosphere we live in.

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The concept of the Universal Gaia is that of an eternal energy-form Being, sentient beyond comprehension of anything within the material realm. It includes our universe, any multiverses, alternative dimensions, and various planes of existence that may exist. As stated previously, the Universal Gaia infuses Divine Spark from Herself into matter to create what She conceives.

At the conclusion of the elements' life cycle, the Divine Spark is reunited with the eternal so She can experience the creation in a tangible form.

Then the Divine Spark is either reincarnated into the elemental or forges a permanent reunification with the Omnipresence.

For those few of us--and I am not in that number or I would not be committing my thoughts to paper--who make the ongoing connection with their Divine Spark, the gift is a tranquility of being, an ability to reside in the presence, maintaining that connection between our spark with the Universal Gaia, of being connected to the All and One simultaneously. How would this work for a planet, a sun, or a solar system? I have no idea. Perhaps these entities are sentient beyond us, fulfilling a role before reuniting with the omnipresence of the Universal Gaia.

Yes, I could speculate all day--that, however, is a moot exercise.

The goal is to unite and maintain your connection to the Universal Gaia via your Divine Spark, to walk in truth with your concept of the Divine. Tesla, Einstein, Newton and an extensive list of our species' brightest minds have thought of the Divine in terms of energy. What I postulate is hardly a new concept. Spiritualism has been more a part of our collective history than have the Abrahamic traditions. These traditions have many overtures to spiritualism. The Gospel of Thomas claims Jesus said, "split a piece of wood and there I am, lift up a stone and you will find me there."

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The concept of the Universal Gaia is that of an eternal energy-form Being, sentient beyond comprehension of anything within the material realm. It includes our universe, any multiverses, alternative dimensions and various planes of existence that may exist.

We as a species are not special or unique. From stardust we have arisen and unto stardust our entire collective material reality will return. We are but raw materials in the cosmological artistic projection of the Universal Gaia.

May you glimpse, find, and one day hopefully maintain that state of being which is connected to everything -- the transcendence of One infinity.

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Anthony J. Gerst, is an author/columnist and activist. He resides near the confluence of the Iowa and Mississippi Rivers. His favorite author, Mark Twain, was an editor for the Muscatine Journal near where he lives. Mr. Gerst has offered (more...)
 

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