The omniverse consists of countless physical and spiritual universes that flourish with life all around us. We humans can only perceive what’s going on in our own physical universe because our five physical senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch) rule our conscious minds. Through thousands of earthly years, our finer senses (or spiritual senses), which open our minds to the vast omniverse, have been constricted during our carnal lifetimes. And it takes special efforts to clear them, as explained in a moment.
For thousands of years since Babylon, religion has helped us humans to open ourselves up once again to the invisible realms of spirit. While religions have a lot of differences, there are also a few (of what I regard to be) basic principles that all of the time-proven religions have in common… more or less.
So let’s look at these things that I’ve come to believe are the timeless principles of the omniverse… to see how each major religion addresses them and explains them in slightly different ways.
All told, there are more than 4,000 religions in practice today, including a few that are essentially nonspiritual (such as Juche and Confucianism) or are noncommital (such as Unitarian-Universalism)… not that there’s anything wrong with being “noncommital” in this way, since this all-embracing approach to religion might be better at nudging nonspiritual people onto a spiritual path.
So this article focuses on the influential, time-proven religions that are steeped in spiritual wisdom, such as:
- Judaism, and
(Read more about the time-proven religions… )
In 1996 our INIT group received this message from Ishkumar, one of The Seven ethereal beings who facilitated our ITC communication bridge:
Many of you have a false impression about us. Unfortunately this is often the case with your mediums, who recognize only part of us. Also, there are a great number of people who claim to have a direct connection to God, Yahweh or Jehovah. Some ITC experimenters believe this. It is not correct. Many Earth people mistakenly perceive God as a person or an individual entity. God is not a person, but the highest principle of life, as well as the absolute reality. He, or it, is the absolute unity and the absolute, unlimited and all-encompassing Universe. As a limitless entity, the universe can never be one of the creative individuals who are numerous in the cosmos. Nor is it tenable that there is a single Son of God for the entire cosmos. Jesus Christ, today a part of Pescator, has never described himself as such. Since God, ultimately, is everything, and everything is God, it makes no difference which religion you belong to. There is only one universal truth which can be found through the path of decency. For those who follow eternal principles, the doors to freedom are open. Signed, Ishkumar
We’ll refer to that message several times in the article below.
Here’s a list of what I’ve come to believe are “timeless principles” of the cosmos, or omniverse.
#1 – The Source and Its Life-Force
At the center of everything is the source, which emits a life-force that creates and nourishes everything throughout the omniverse. Entities receiving the life-force feel it as a profound, abiding love.
Religions have various names for the source (God, Allah, Brahman, Nirvana, Yahweh, Tao…) and for the life-force (Holy Spirit, Rūḥ, Om, prana, shakti, virya, ruach ha-kodesh, chi…)
The Tao (as explained by Taoists) or Nirvana (as explained by Buddhists), is an omnipotent principle, not so much an omnipotent entity as implied by concepts like “God” and “Brahman.” Another ITC message from The Seven ethereal beings refers to God as “the principle or being”… so I suspect that the true nature of the source embodies both concepts. The source is both the principle that underlies everything and the omnipotent entity at the center of everything.
#2 – Everything’s Connected to the Source
Everything throughout the omniverse has “a piece of the source” at the center of its being (what religions call soul, nafs, atman, xin-hun…). That’s true not just of humans and horses and hickory trees, but of rocks, molecules, planets, and entire universes. Everything has a connection to the source. A soul.
It’s through the soul that we receive the life-force that nourishes and sustains us. The life-force streams out-beyond from the soul (directly from the source) into the series of spirit bodies that make up our complete being. Finally, for a carnal entity like us humans, the life-force seeps out from our spirit bodies into our physical body (even though some is blocked by the brutal qualities of our world, again, as described in a moment).
We all get nourished by life-force through our personal connection to the source.
That seems to contradict the ITC message above: “…There are a great number of people who claim to have a direct connection to God, Yahweh or Jehovah. Some ITC experimenters believe this. It is not correct….”
For years I couldn’t reconcile that troubling (to me) message until I wrote this article during the past few weeks. Now I’m fairly certain that the “direct connection” our ethereal friends referred to is a rapport, or a channel for direct dialog.
I’m still convinced that we each do have a personal, direct connection to the source, but it’s a connection to receive life-force… to nourish us. Maybe we can’t actually talk to Allah or get messages from Brahman. When we pray to God or meditate from the heart (the seat of the soul), maybe we’re in fact exchanging information or impressions with some of the innumerable intercessors of the source.
(That is, we can learn to communicate with ethereal beings and astral beings through our spiritual practices and maybe through our equipment, but apparently we can’t really chat directly with Yahweh. It would be like a phone requesting advice from its battery or from the electrical grid, or a tree talking to the sun. Meh.)
Still, we can feel a oneness with and express love and gratitude toward the source, but if we want to open a dialog with the other side, whether psychically or through equipment, it will be done through God’s intercessors. A popular intercessor among Christians, for example, is Jesus, who is “today a part of Pescator.” Hindus have their deities. The Chinese and related cultures, along with many native cultures, commune with ancestral spirits (who may be in league with ethereal beings).
Many religions foster a rapport with a cluster of seven ethereal beings:
- The 7 Hathors of Ancient Egypt
- The 7 Archangels or “watchers” of Western religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)
- The 7 Rishis, Matrikas, and Divine Women of Eastern religions.
(Read more… )
Are these the same seven intercessors who spoke to our INIT group in the 1990s? I suspect so, yes. They told us they’ve been with humanity across the eons, monitoring and guiding us along the way.
In any case, we’re all one because we all share a personal connection to the source.
We can make “conscious contact” with God and rest in the source. We can ask for spiritual help (not necessarily material things), knowing that many brilliant spirit beings can intercede in silent response.
#3 – From Real to Illusory
Ultimate reality is in the source. Things become more and more illusory as life-force moves out-beyond from the source to create and to sustain the various spiritual and material universes. The vibration of the life-force becomes slower and denser as it moves out-beyond, as do the worlds and universes that it creates. Life in the physical realm, out here in the fringes of the omniverse, is the most illusory of all… what Hindus call “maya.” Ma (not) and Ya (that which is real).
#4 – Light Spirits and Dark Spirits
Trillions upon trillions of noble entities flourish throughout the omniverse, all inhabiting communities, clusters, and worlds united by love and life-force from the source.
Millions of savage entities inhabit Earth’s shadows, where fear prevails because the life-force is in short supply.
Here’s how and why (I believe) that division between light and dark came to be:
Life-force from the source fills and nourishes the omniverse with love, but when it reaches Earth, some of the life-force is deflected by the raw, savage nature of the planet, where living things kill and eat each other in order to assimilate the life-force of the things they eat. The dog-eat-dog nature of terrestrial living fills the world with fear, suffering, indignation, and grief.
Like sunlight deflected by a building, some life-force from the source is deflected off the Earth and a shadow is cast. It’s a shadowy spirit realm of fear, suffering, indignation, grief, and other troubled feelings that has grown and blanketed our world across the millennia like a dark, invisible cloud.
Life-force is in short supply in Earth’s shadows.
While we take brutality and suffering for granted here on Earth, such savage qualities of life are exceedingly rare throughout the omniverse. Earth with its brutal disposition is an exception to the general rule of love.
To overcome that situation, we can “go within”to shelter ourselves from the material dramas going on around us in order to make conscious contact with the life-force, resting in the presence of the source.
#5 – Morality
As a result of Earth’s shadows, we humans in general, and our religions in particular (as well as our systems of justice and law), have to grapple constantly with morality… differentiating between right and wrong, between good and evil, between noble and savage.
One timeless principle about the Earth is this:
- All that is right and good and noble streams into our world from the source through our finer (spiritual) senses.
- All that is wrong and evil and savage seeps into our world from the shadows through our carnal mind.
At the same time…
- All that we do here on Earth that is right and good and noble feeds back into the omniverse in a cyclical way, attracting the attention and positive support of light entities whose lives center around love.
- All that we do here on Earth that is wrong and evil and savage feeds back into the shadows in a cyclical way, attracting the attention and negative support of dark entities whose lives center around fear.
Loving forces from the omniverse are omnipotent, omnipresent, and real. Dark forces from the shadows are weak and illusory… but persistent.
(Read more about right and wrong, love and fear… )
#6 – Several Stages of a Lifetime
We’re born with our spiritual senses fully active. As babies we can see the happy ancestral spirits around family members, and we’re usually steeped in life-force as we bask in Mom’s unconditional love. The life-force is particularly strong in the bond between mother and baby. (Probably not as strong as the life-force surrounding monks, nuns, or priests who spend much of their lives cloistered from worldly dramas and steeped in deep meditation, but particularly strong among the general public.)
As our five physical senses kick in during the first few years of life, our spiritual senses fade away into the background (the unconscious mind). Our “invisible” playmates of infancy are soon forgotten as our carnal lifetime starts to take shape.
Then we go through several basic stages in life, which have been described by experts of many eras, from ancient Hindus to modern mystics and academics. In a nutshell:
- During childhood we learn the ways of the world from our teachers and parents. Also through our interactions with other kids.
- In adolescence our hormones kick in and our egos form as we become, literally, noble-savage creatures who can survive and flourish on this noble-savage planet Earth. We contend with our sexual drive and maybe find a compatible mate with whom to set up house and to find a place in society.
- As adults, then, we lead productive lives.
- Later in life, as our bodies begin to relax amid earthly stresses and strains, we begin to lose interest in the carnal distractions of Earth, such as sex, wealth, and competition. We’re quietly encouraged by the finer spirit within us to start detaching from carnal preoccupations while rekindling our spiritual heritage of love, good-will, generosity, and kindness.
That way, when we die and leave the physical body behind, our spirit vibrates in a light, subtle way that lets it move freely back into the omniverse. Otherwise, if we’d held on stubbornly to our carnal impulses and stresses, or were motivated by fear, animosity, selfishness, or cruelty, our spirit would have vibrated in a dark, dense way that pulled it into Earth’s shadows after we died, where it would have to struggle back toward the light of the omniverse.
#7 – Connecting the Mind to the Soul
Finally, there’s one stage of a human life that’s the most important but also the most neglected: Connecting our conscious mind to our soul, which is sometimes called such things as:
- conscious contact with God,
- spiritual awakening,
- spiritual rebirth…
Most of us humans fail to reach that stage in a course of a lifetime because our noble-savage bodies, driven largely by hormones and egos, become distracted and preoccupied by all of the noble-savage activity going on around us in this noble-savage world, where life kills life to survive.
Still, that should probably be the ultimate goal of everyone alive on Earth.
As the Buddha said, one vital key to peace during a lifetime is detachment… letting go of Earth’s drama.
Jesus agreed: Christians can find God only if they can overcome their preoccupation with worldly things.
(A simple technique to foster conscious connection with the source is found here… )
#8 – Our Ancient Heritage
Some religious texts still in use today trace back thousands of years to the days of Babylon, when humanity was rising from the rubble of troubled Atlantis. That’s especially true of the Jews and Hindus. These texts talk of an ancient paradise, the serpent, the origins of men and women, the fall of man, an apocalyptic flood… of times long ago when giants, gods, sons of God, and sons of men walked the Earth and traveled in advanced flying crafts.
According to ITC contacts we received in the 1990s, there’s a lot of truth wrapped up in those mysterious accounts.
The complete backstory is a bit too extensive for this article, but…
Timeless principle of our ancient heritage can be found here… and here....
So these are a few of (what I consider to be) the timeless principles that most time-proven religions agree on… more or less. 🙂
[Over the years I’ve been fascinated by ancient religious texts—especially those of Judeo-Christians and Hindus—but I can’t pretend I’ve done deep, academic research into all of the major religions. Instead, for this article I’ve assembled a collection of what I consider to be timeless principles of the omniverse, based largely on a series of very insightful communications my colleagues and I received from “The Seven” ethereal beings in the 1990s (and while taking into account compatible writings by various modern mystics whom my wife Regina studies, such as Joel Goldsmith and Richard Rohr). For this article I’ve delved into several of the main religions to see how their esoteric writings compare to the “timeless principles” explained above.
After writing this article, I changed the title from “Timeless Truths…” to “Timeless Principles…” to avoid confusion with the “Basic Truths” that the website is based on. — MM]
Thank you Mark.
That’s a beauty.
Thanks John, it was very enjoyable watching it come together, sitting at the computer.
Thank you, Mark, once again a great article to read.
My pleasure, Kate. I felt a little more inspired than usual while writing that one, for whatever reason. 🙂
I have a question. I was once told that meditation with closed eyes focused on the area between the eyebrows allows you to see light, is it hard to see, is it light from the source you describe?
Yes, I’ve heard about benefits of focusing on the “third eye” while meditating.
I’ve had much better results moving my awareness to the heart, not so much to the forehead.
I guess a person has to find what works best for him.
Thank you 🙂