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Epigraph: Pierre de Chardin and Omega Point
Prologue: True love and the purpose of the universe
Foreword: Adrian Charles Smith
Preface: Love Personified
Introduction: Prometheus' fire
How is it possible for Twin Soul romantic love to endure for eternity, for ages and eons without end, when its pale earthly counterpart hardly survives the honeymoon?
"I thought I knew you, what did I know?" How the thoughts of unenlightened lovers reflect past experience, causing a blindness, a failure to meet the essential person of the other.
In his book Politics, Aristotle speaks of “male and female” as a “union of those who cannot exist without each other.” While the Greek philosopher refers here to mere physical attraction, he also presents an important kernel of truth useful to our investigation of Omega Point.
What We Stay Alive For
Is the wisest information on love and marriage available only from the most ancient of entities, on the very highest levels, on the other side?
The Course In Miracles states “I can escape from the world I see by giving up attack thoughts.” Our attack thoughts lead to defensive living, coloring all that we do, including the John-and-Mary dynamic.
Ancient Spirit Guides tell us that godliness is to embrace a “life that leads to progress,” to a “future of development and growth”; which is to say, to be godlike is to evolve.
Animal and plant cooperation reveal that Nature is not at war, one organism against another. Nature, in fact, is an alliance founded upon cooperation. This principle of mutual aid across the world ecosystem is also seen at the highest level of creation.
Morphic fields serve as “hidden blueprint” to shape galaxies, the construction of atoms, schools of fish, intricacies of snowflakes – and these fields also fashion the sense of exquisite and unique intimacy and harmony known to Twin Souls.
In the evolutionary flowering of the universe and the world, we find four major discontinuous “explosions” of advancement, four major stages of development, four major bursts of creativity from Universal Intelligence.
Quantum possibility issues as “random draw,” thereby maintaining entropy in the universe. However, Universal Consciousness, to effect its plans, overcomes entropy. The major events in the lives of destined lovers are not random occurrences but represent purposeful orchestration.
Universal Consciousness seems to operate discontinuously, without lead-up or prelude, in many of its manifestations. We find this principle extant in physics, chemistry, biology, artistry, but this sudden bursting forth of creativity is represented, with highest expression, in the discontinuities of true love.
Ancient Spirit Guides insist that Twins, no matter how it appears at the surface of life, are never separated but always in contact. Our best understanding of physics supports this view.
Why can’t Twin Souls be together sooner? Why does it have to take so long?
The ability to sense true love, and one’s True Love, is a subset of a larger spiritual sentience.
Elsewhere we discussed the “terror of living forever.” Omega Point addresses this issue.
The Inferential Life, Part I: "God, in whom we live, move, and have our being"
The Inferential Life, Part II: constructing a mode of living, for this world and the next, as derived logical consequence, as extension, of the major principles upon which Nature and Reality are built
The Inferential Life, Part III: Omega Point
I am gripped by a loneliness
|I went to the water's edge … I saw my own reflection, I just can't see it now … so I whisper your little secret … I'll save it for you in my heart, in case we both forget, oh, I wish you could wrap yourself around me, I am gripped by a loneliness, oh, I wish you could wrap yourself around me, I'd be released in your tenderness, I saw my life eclipse... and then felt myself slip… oh, I wish you could wrap yourself around me, I am gripped by a loneliness, oh, I wish you could wrap yourself around me, I'd be released in your tenderness
I'd be released in your tenderness
Editor’s note: In “Prometheus” Kairissi and Elenchus spoke of the possibility of becoming enemies during their Earth-mission, but then, "in case we both forget," pledged to recover themselves. "Water's Edge" is about missing someone, of being “gripped by a loneliness.” But before she lost her beloved, she had lost herself, could not recall the water’s reflection-likeness, felt herself "slip" – slip away from herself – and witnessed the "eclipse," the growing sense of darkness, in her own person.
Kairissi and Elenchus: I
Kairissi and Elenchus: II
Kairissi and Elenchus: III
I don't have anything, since I don't have you
Since I Don't Have You
I don't have plans and schemes
I don't have hopes and dreams
I don't have anything
since I don't have you
I don't have fond desires
I don't have happy hours
I don't have anything
since I don't have you...
Kairissi and Elenchus: IV
Kairissi and Elenchus: V
Kairissi and Elenchus: VI
secrets stolen from deep inside, the drum beats out of time
Cyndi Lauper & Sarah McLachlan
Time After Time
|lying in my bed I hear the clock tick and think of you, caught up in circles, confusion is nothing new, flashback, warm nights, almost left behind, suitcase of memories, time after sometimes, you picture me, I'm walking too far ahead, you're calling to me, I can't hear what you have said, then you say, "go slow, I fall behind,” the second hand unwinds, if you're lost, you can look and you will find me, time after time, if you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting, time after time, after my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray, watching through windows, you're wondering if I'm okay, secrets stolen from deep inside, the drum beats out of time, if you're lost, you can look and you will find me, time after time, if you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting, time after time, I will be waiting, time after time, I will be waiting, time after time…
I'm walking too far ahead, you're calling to me, I can't hear what you have said, then you say, 'go slow, I fall behind'
Kairissi and Elenchus: VII
Kairissi and Elenchus: VIII
Kairissi and Elenchus: IX
oh my love, oh my love, I cried for you so much
Judith Durham & The Seekers
A World Of Our Own (1965)
oh, my love, oh, my love, I cried for you so much, lonely nights without sleeping as I longed for your touch, now your lips can erase the heartache I’ve known, come with me to a world of our own...
lonely nights, without sleeping, as I longed for your touch
Editor’s note: With a voice as distinct as that of Mama Cass, sailing high into the stratosphere, far above her quartet-mates, Judith Durham sings a gospel of love fulfilled. All true romantics wish for another world because it's not easily apprehended on planet Earth. C.S. Lewis once said that certain demanding desires, recognized deep within, could not possibly enjoy fulfillment here and now; and since God would not have endowed us with proclivities never to know satisfaction, there must be another time and venue to reify the “calling of our hearts.” Even if we glimpse true love in this world, odds are, we will not be allowed to delight in it. This is the world wherein lovers awaken at different times, are out of phase with each other: I spoke of this in “what we stay alive for”; therefore, as Judith sang, there must be another world, one of lovers' salvation, a coming “world of our own,” where true love might blossom and bear fruit, as it was meant, and is destined, to do.
Kairissi and Elenchus: X
Kairissi and Elenchus: XI
Kairissi and Elenchus: XII
I've come to see myself at last, the time I spent confused, was the time I spent without you
John Sebastian, at Woodstock (1969)
Darling Be Home Soon
come and talk of all the things we did today, and laugh about our funny little ways, while we have a few minutes to breathe, and I know that it's time you must leave, but darling be home soon, I couldn't bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled, my darling be home soon, it's not just these few hours but I've been waiting since I toddled, for the great relief of having you to talk to, and now, a quarter of my life is almost passed, I think I've come to see myself at last, and I see that the time spent confused, was the time I spent without you, and I feel myself in bloom, so darling be home soon, I couldn't bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled, my darling be home soon, it's not just these few hours but I've been waiting since I toddled, for the great relief of having you to talk to, go and beat your crazy head against the sky, try and see beyond the houses and your eyes, it's ok to shoot the moon, darling be home soon, I couldn't bear to wait an extra minute if you dawdled, my darling be home soon, it's not just these few hours but I've been waiting since I toddled, for the great relief of having you to talk to
it's not just these few hours, but I've been waiting since I toddled, for the great relief of having you to talk to
Editor’s note: See the Kairissi-and-Elenchus dialogues in "The Wedding Song" for extensive discussion on the meaning of John Sebastian's "Darling Be Home Soon."
Kairissi and Elenchus: XIII
Kairissi and Elenchus: XIV
Kairissi and Elenchus: XV
The “scarcity principle” governs this world of illusion, prompting us to seek in others what is wanting in ourselves; this sense of lack, in fact, is what passes for love in our present dream world. Few mistakes are greater than confusing love for the "scarcity principle" because true love, immersed in a sense of abundance, as the Course teaches, is incapable of asking for anything.
The Course In Miracles asserts that the dysfunctional ego lives by “the scarcity principle,” that of “I don’t have enough” because “I am not enough”; as such, the ego views others as threats to its happiness. The Course presents itself as “mind training,” healing from egocentrism, leading to a recovery of “sanity,” the lack of which is the source of evil in the world. As I study the Course, it becomes plain that it is not possible to enter authentic brotherhood and sisterhood until we excise, from our spirits, the cancer of ever seeking private advantage. Likewise, in this vein, the Course’s teaching also applies to romantic relationship. Consider again the masthead quotation above: What this “dream world of illusion" calls love is merely a seeking, in others, for what we feel to be lacking in ourselves. In the article, “500 tape-recorded messages from the other side,” we discussed that there are millions of dysfunctional ones over there who live by the ego's dictates and, therefore, slowly drift into forms of incoherence. The Course states that its instruction is not optional information - unless we're content to multiply unhappiness for our lives. And this is why virtually all of the John-and-Mary unions of this world, built upon the “scarcity principle,” enjoy little hope of surviving into the next.
Franchezzo, A Wanderer In The Spirit Lands:
"I have seen one of a pair of lovers, whom some misunderstanding had parted, and between whom death had placed a last insurmountable barrier, [go to] the Beloved One left behind, and seek, by all means in his power, to convey to her the true state of things, that their hearts had been true, whatever might have appeared to the contrary."
Summary: two destined ones leading each other to advanced levels of spirituality and evolution
Conclusion: Aristotle's pinnacle of happiness: "I got my girl, who could ask for anything more?"
Epilogue: the purpose of life
Postscript: the final Kairissi and Elenchus dialogue: "Do you remember, Beloved?" "I remember little else."
all I want to do is try and find myself
in searching for the way to go I've followed all the rules, the way they say to choose between the wise men and the fools, I listen to the words they say, I read what I should read, I do whatever's right to do, try to be what I should be, someone let me in I think the sky is falling, seems I've gotten lost on my way, all I want to do is try and find myself, come and let me look in your eyes, come and let me look in your eyes, but wisdom isn't underground nor on a mountainside, and where am I to take myself, there's no place here to hide, where can I hide, all across the universe the stars are fading, seems we've gotten lost on our way, all I want to do is try and find myself, come and let me look in your eyes, come and let me look in your eyes, come and let me look in your eyes…
all I want to do is try and find myself, come and let me look in your eyes