The understanding shared by God of a repeating cycle of time enables us to comprehend how we lost our truth and why we are not to regain it. It offers us a story of a humanity that begins its journey through time in a state of perfection: a golden age, remembered in religious traditions as heaven on earth, where we live in harmony with one another and with the rest of the natural world.
Violence and war are unthinkable, because we understand that we are spirit, connected by vibrations of love, and do not identify with the material forms that would otherwise seems to separate us. This paradise is the outward expression of the original blueprint of life, the original 'script' of the eternal drama of existence.
The play is in four acts of equal duration. After the golden age, a silver age follows, in which there are the beginnings of divided world, but still a strong spiritual awareness. As matter continues to infiltrate our consciousness, there is radical change, like a crystal weakened by too many flaws, the oneness of mind that characterizes the first half of the cycle suddenly shatters.
Physical upheaval, remembered in most ancient cultures as the time of a great flood, accompanies this mental event. From that time onwards, we are in a divided world. Great prophets and teachers – like Abraham, Christ, Buddha, and Mohammed – uplift millions by reminding them of the deeper realities and of how to live in ways that honor our highest nature.
They become the founder of religion – strong branches of thought within which different sections of humanity recover a sense of belonging and unity. Overall, however, the los of spiritual awareness continues and, eventually, it reaches the point where divine intervention is needed.
This happens through an injection of pure consciousness: God comes to remind all souls that they belong to Him/Her (the Supreme Parent Soul), and to enables souls to return to their original home, the soul world, so that the cycle may begins anew.
This is God's main role, and why so many remember Him, consciously or unconsciously, as their ultimately Savior. He recreates both the spiritual awareness that will take us home, and the consciousness that restores heaven on earth.
This understanding of the cycle gives a feeling of eternity, while also accommodating the present, Many do understand that by living in the present moment, we align ourselves better with life's flow than if we cling to past events or worry about the future. However, it may not be possible to stay constantly 'in the now', as we continue to engage in life in todays far from perfect world.
Knowledge of where we stand now in relation to the cycle of time helps with self understanding, and with understanding others.It enables us to accept ourselves as the flawed beings we are, while not losing sight of what we were originally, and what we are to become again.
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