Chapter 2. Heaven
Once upon an age, even before our Earth existed, in another Universe, far, far away in space and time, we find ourselves in Heaven. We are at the Institute for the Creation of New Soul Personalities.
The angels working in this Institute are eternally busy, working with new recipes, formulas, and methodologies to bring new angels into existence using God’s energy and laws. Even in Heaven, the angels rigorously employ scientific methods and the Higher Laws that God placed within Nature.
Now, not everyone can run the Institute for the Creation of New Soul Personalities. You must be a brilliant angel. One with a superb imagination, thinking outside the typical day-to-day angel-box, and not afraid to be wrong. Someone who has been around with God since the beginning, a very experienced angel. An angel, such as the Archangel, Raphael.
In the early days of the Institute, Raphael discovered that the most productive method for creating new Soul Personalities was making them a matched pair of one boy and one girl angel. Other ways aren’t as effective. Such a discovery should not be too surprising. Even in the physical world, we observe that the vast majority of animals come in two kinds, males and females, whether or not they have soul personalities.
One day, the geneticist-engineers removed a particular set of boy-girl angels from the Soul Personality Energy Machine. Raphael happened to be standing nearby, discussing an idea he had with his good friend, the Archangel, Michael.
Abruptly, both turned around to look at the new pair of angel babies. The two Archangels noticed something unusual, something that neither had seen before, never in any other angel pair created for this Universe or any other previous one.
Typically, when you look at the new angel baby pair, you see a girl-angel and a boy-angel, two separate angel babies. But something strange was happening here. When you looked directly at each angel baby, you saw two distinct soul personalities. Still, if you looked out of the corner of your eye, quickly, sometimes the two angel babies blended into one, just for a split second, or even less.
“Most unusual,” Michael said to Raphael, “I think you and I had better watch after these two ourselves. Something significant has occurred, and we need to be on guard for further developments.”
And so, dear boys and girls, this is exactly what Michael and Raphael did.
I should mention that even though angel babies come into Being as pairs, the pair members are no more attuned to each other than non-pair members. Moreover, they are raised in separate angel families and attend different Human Training Schools. The goal is to prevent the boy-angel and girl-angel from meeting before birthing.
Now, little angel babies stay at home with their angel parents until they are two years old. At this age, they begin the first level of angel school.
Now the little boy-angel was quite outspoken. He was forever asking the more significant angels questions. Questions about things they usually did not know nor cared to know.
The little angel boy asked, “Why do we become humans? Why are angel babies made in pairs? How do physical universes come to be? What is the Soul Personality made of? How come we can’t see God?” and many, many more.
After a while, the more prominent angels began to avoid the little boy-angel. They said to each other, “This little boy-angel is just too intelligent for his good, and will never amount to much, asking all these foolish questions. He just needs to get on with the program.”
Maybe, you are like the little boy-angel yourself? What do you think? But don’t worry, asking questions and trying to understand the Universe and people around you is OK. But never, never, let the sleeping adults force you to feel bad about being curious or asking questions. God and the Archangels are fond of such behavior, as long as you are polite and thoughtful of others. And don’t forget, this applies to little girl-angels too.
The only angels who took the time to encourage the searching and inquisitive nature of our little boy-angel were the Archangels, Michael and Raphael. Whenever they were free from watching over their Institutes, and the little boy-angel was not in school, they would do pleasant things together (Yes, dear boys and girls, there is a school in Heaven).
Raphael would take the little boy-angel for nature hikes into the forests and fields surrounding the angel-cities. As the two hiked, they would stop and observe all the wonders of Nature in Heaven. The little boy-angel learned how the spirit-bees work as a single team to make nourishing honey for the hive. How a spirit-crow grabs a hard nut in his or her beak and flies high into the sky and drops it onto a hard rock so that it would crack, allowing the bird to extract the nutmeat.
Now and then, Raphel and the little boy-angel sailed on the high seas watching the antics of spirit-birds and spirit-flying fish. Or they would watch through a glass-bottomed jar so to see spirit-crabs and spirit-starfish walking along the ocean’s bottom. Both Raphael and the little boy-angel looked forward to these fascinating journeys, even if the other big angels thought it somewhat foolish.
Some days, Raphael would bring the little boy-angel to his Institute and explain how angel babies come in being. Occasionally, the little boy-angel could push the buttons on the Soul Personality Energy Machine. He always listened to Raphael’s instructions, well at least at the Institute. They were good friends and cared for each other very much.
Now, Michael is much different than Raphael. He is the chief general and warrior angel in Heaven, the right arm of the Creator-Absolute. But there has not been any mischief for an eternity of time, so he helps significant creatures in the physical worlds become fully conscious. Michael teaches people to be awake, mindful, understanding, reliable, fearless, fair, and equitable, mainly when dealing with selfish and arrogant people.
Unfortunately, some people living in our world aren’t amicable and do nasty things. They behave this way because they are greedy, hateful, and perplexed. This unfortunate event occurs because such persons allow the animal side of their nature to be in charge rather than the angel. The animal side wants everything for its benefit. The animal side is clever. It is the thinking and feeling machine God gives to each of us to distinguish between selfishness and kindness.
However, the Creator-Absolute does not want you to remain like an animal alone. Learning to be kind and responsible for the vehicle’s actions is what God desires for each of you. God wants you to become as God Is, by using your Divine gift for choosing between conflicting alternatives. Hopefully, deciding to act wholesomely and skillfully while in a physical body.
Your parents and teachers should work to help you learn how to be generous and thoughtful towards the Earth and all living things. Some of you may remember the story of Adam and Eve and how they were the first stewards of the Garden of Eden.
We no longer live in the Garden of Eden. Still, we are each personally responsible for caring for the earthly Garden the Creator-Absolute provides us. We must become stewards of our beautiful planet, loving and preserving it from harm to its air, water, soil, plants, and animals. Genuine caring for all life is natural to the angel within; it is not natural to the biological creature.
Selfish people never learn to listen to the angel within. Sometimes people become so uncaring and nasty that the angel inside losses its resonance bond with the vehicle and returns to Heaven, leaving the person no better off than a smart and dangerous animal.
Failure of a Soul Personality to remain on Earth is quite sad. But God will never allow the angel within to be corrupted by its vehicle. It is a Divine Law. Some storytellers tell stories of angels rebelling against Creator-Absolute in Heaven, but these are only fables. The only rebellion is the vehicle against the angel within.
A little bit of rebellion helps our human ego learn about God’s Plan for the Universe and our part to play therein. Without conflict between the angel and the animal, the animal would never accept its angel’s authority within nor would the angel within be growing in wisdom and beingness.
So, allow me to tell you what happens in a Universe over time.
First, there are atoms, then molecules, then cells, then multicellular organisms, worms, fish, and so on. Then monkeys, then primates, then primitive humans and finally modern man.
A Soul Personality can only communicate and guide his or her mortal ego when the physical body is born with a properly functioning brain, intellectually, and ethically. The human mind needs to recognize the presence of the angel within and intentionally choose to allow it to be its guide.
If the human brain is defective, as happens with sociopaths, there is no angel within, and the person exists only in the savage world of the worst kind of egoism. Such people cause much-undeserved harm to those who live life as good householders.
You see boys and girls and how important it is to pay attention to your angel within, even if your angel is still young.
A little later, the Archangel, Gabriel, will explain what I just said during a class in Human Training School. Each of you needs to pay attention and listen so the angel within may remember, and the ego may learn.
Once when Michael was out of his office, the Institute for the Final Development of a Conscious Soul Personality, the little boy-angel snuck in and tried to handle Michael’s Great War sword. Now each of you knows that one should not play with other people’s property without explicit permission. Doing so is very impolite and inconsiderate. But it seems that little boy-angels are very much like little human boys, sometimes up to mischief.
The problem is that Michael’s sword is so heavy that he is the only angel in Heaven who can wield it, that is, lift and use it. Maybe someone could pull it out of its scabbard but raise it; it’s too heavy.
The boy-angel had to place a chair beneath it to reach the sword. Just as the little boy-angel was extracting the Sword, Michael strolled into the office and saw the little boy-angel and said gruffly, “That is my Sword, you know, didn’t I tell you never to touch it?”
Startled by Michael, the little boy-angel jumped and pulled the sword from its sheath. Michael couldn’t believe his very own eyes; the little boy-angel was holding the sword as if it weighed no more than a fork or spoon!
Silently and gazing somewhat downwards towards the floor, the boy-angel handed the sword to Michael. Michael took it and replaced it into the scabbard on the wall next to his chain mail armor and shield.
The little boy-angel replied, “I am sorry. I just wanted to be like you.”
Trying his best not to smile, Michael grabbed the little boy-angel by the collar of his coat and placed him on the floor. “You could have been hurt lifting that sword. Do not touch that sword ever again, OK,” said Michael sternly.
The little boy-angel nodded his head and gave Michael a big hug, saying, ‘Tm sorry.”
And with that, he ran out the door as Michael broke into a loud, hearty laugh, saying, “That child, I can hardly wait until he is born into the earthly realms.”
Now, the little girl-angel was, in many ways, the opposite of the little boy-angel. Although the little girl-angel asked many questions, she did so in a manner much more pleasant than the little boy-angel. Plus, she always went out of her way to be helpful to the big angels.
The older angels often noted just how different these two angel children were from each other. A bizarre situation indeed, considering they came from the same angel mold. One would think they would have had more behaviors in common?
Raphael and Michael spent as much time with the little girl-angel as they did with the little boy-angel. However, they made sure that the two little angels never met each other; for some reason, this was especially important.
The Archangel, Ariel, was particularly fond of the little-girl angel and taught her many useful things about the physical Universe. She explained all about flowers and plants and animals, how people grow food, how doctors and nurses work to keep people healthy, and much more. Ariel hoped that the little girl-angel would be of great use to the world after becoming a human.
One day, summer was over, and it was time to begin the final Human Training School level. Since I brought up the subject of Human Training School, I guess we need to listen to one of the essential classes given to angel children in the first course of school. Do not be surprised if it feels like you have heard this before. After all, each of you has either a boy-angel or a girl-angel within who might remember?
So, imagine you are back in angel school sitting at your desk with all your friends. Your professor, Gabriel, enters the room. He is tall, handsome, and very sure of himself. Everyone is quiet, for all of you realize that Gabriel is the Messenger for God. One of his many jobs is to tell people on Earth what the Creator-Absolute desires of them. There are many stories in the Bible and Koran about Gabriel.
As was often the case, the little boy-angel was running somewhat late, for he had stopped to watch some spirit frogs hopping around their stream. Realizing he was late, he ran to school, entering the wrong classroom door. As he came through the door, he saw the little girl-angel for the very first time since their creation. He was mesmerized by how sweet and pretty she was wearing a bright, white starched school dress.
Not paying attention to where he was walking, he tripped, striking his forehead on the teacher’s desk corner. He gashed his forehead just above his left eye. He started to cry, and the little girl-angel jumped out of her chair and ran to the little boy-angel and placed her handkerchief over his wound and said, “Don’t cry. I’ll take care of you.”
As she applied pressure to the cut to stop the bleeding, she placed his head into her lap. At that moment, as their eyes met each other, green merging with blue, they knew they were a pair and would fast be friends.
Gabriel rose from his desk and asked, “Are you OK, Tristan? Morgana surely knows her first aid. Morgana, show our little friend to a seat, please. Since he is here, Tristan might as well remain in our class.”
Our story is becoming even more curious. I wonder why Gabriel allowed Tristan to stay in the same class as Morgana? Does Gabriel know something we do not know? Is this part of Creator-Absolute’s experiment? What do you think, boys and girls?
Morgana helped the boy to his seat, which was next to her own.
After everyone settled down, Gabriel began, “Boys and girls, I hope you have been practicing being kind and considerate. You must establish this habit while in Heaven. You will find that it is not easy to get your human body and brain to do what God would like as it is programmed to obey biological demands.”
One of the children raised her hand, asking, “Gabriel, why will it be hard to get our human body and brain to do what God wants us to do?”
Gabriel answered, “Good question, Constance. First, you need to understand that the human creature for you will be a baby who is learning how to function in the world. The baby must first learn to sit, walk, and talk. The baby will take many years to grow up and learn how to function appropriately. During this period of early life, you will be sleeping and resting until the baby reaches a responsible age.
“Still, you are essential for you are what is called Essence—that something responsible for counteracting the human biological drives for the preservation of self, physical and mental, and hoarding. The Essence is what moves from life to life in those who are reborn. The human body and mind are temporary but necessary vehicles for angels to evolve in awareness and beingness to come closer to the Creator-Absolute.
“Our School uses the term Essence to represent the angel within for such a actuality is absolutely necessary, or essential, for accomplishing a useful endpoint for our physical universe. The Buddhist Yogacara school calls it the ‘container-consciousness,’ Christian-Islamic schools call it the ‘soul,’ and Indian schools use terms such as, ‘jiva,’ ‘atma,’ ‘bhagavat,’ and many others.
“So, remember, dears, the name is much less important than the understanding of a concept or a reality. Avoid arguing over names as it leads us away from love and caring.
“Sometime after the age of thirteen years, Essence awakens to its residence in the body and can begin to interact with the mind and emotions of the body. Essence becomes aware of what the human is thinking, feeling, and doing. While the body does not realize it, Essence forms a portion of the human consciousness. Essence manifests as the beginning of the true I.
“Even though the body calls itself ‘I’ whenever it authors an action, it is no more than the ‘me,’ a psychobiological creature of evolution. The sense of ‘me-ness’ is vital for physical and mental survival, for one needs to understand who begins the action and who receives the consequences. A ‘me’ is required so the creature will experience psychological and physical effects from its conditioned choices.
“Every sentient creature must suffer discomfort, intolerance, fear, anxiety, joy, and other conscious emotions. It can learn how to put aside selfish desires and replace them with altruism. If sentient creatures were created perfect, they would be unable to understand why altruism is preferable to egoism. Why perfected human love is what God wants for us the most.
“There would be nothing gained for a universe, for it would end in the same condition as it started. Such a world is static and unchanging. The Creator-Absolute desires are for sentient creatures to arise from biological evolution, and consciously choose to become unique spiritual beings. Beings who are unified in Intentions and Will, distinct and not distinct in Essence and Action, one of Many and many of One, easy to experience though difficult to describe.”
A boy-angel asked, “Gabriel, I understand what you are teaching, but do we change and grow from interacting with a human body and suffering what it suffers?”
Gabriel, smiling, replied, “Arthur, another good question. If you establish an excellent rapport with your body, so that the ego listens to your urgings, you and the ego will begin to resonate and work together to rid the ego of unnecessary unwholesome parts. The more the ego resonates with the angel within, the more the angel within grows in conscious awareness and beingness.
“It is difficult to explain. When you are in Heaven, the true ‘I’ is fully functional and operates on the level of knowledge and beingness gained through sequential physical lives. This is why angels of different ages live in Heaven—babies, infants, toddlers, and so on up to the age thirty-five.
“After reincarnating in the material world many times, your Essence will begin to manifest earlier in the life of the creature, and the ego work and resonance will be more accessible. You need realize that the creature functions from two competing points of view and will—either from the true ‘I’ or the mortal ego. The result is that the human-machine acts as commanded by the controlling desires of the true ‘I’ or the human ego.
“Your long-term goal is to marry the mortal ‘I’ and the true ‘I’ so that only one ego exists. The Masters denote this state of existence by the term enlightenment. One sometimes hears that the ego is now living entirely within the Kingdom of God.”
“Do not expect much progress in your first incarnation. You lack the necessary experience in communicating with the human ego. You will improve as you learn from living life in the physical realms.
“The character, Creator-Absolute desires for each of you to develop is one gained by understanding the critical differences between egoism and altruism and acting accordingly.
“This eventual goal of reincarnating is the healthy development of your angel-ego by gradually guiding the mortal-ego away from its evolutionary state of egoism and greed (the dark) into its dormant state of enlightenment and altruism (the light). Your angelic characteristics lie dormant within your Essence until they are activated and expressed by one of the resident personas comprising your physical vehicle’s mind.
“People think that they have one personality when, in actuality, all of us exist with many different personas. These personas take turns occupying the control center—all of these personas, or ego-states, within the personality family, created after birth into the physical world. Most people are not objectively aware of how many persons exist within.
“If you pay close attention to your vehicle, you will discover that it is born with specific characteristics and aspects associated with its personality family.
“These characteristics are both innate and enduring. Infants who are anxious and nervous tend to be the same way when they are older. Temperament is our vehicle’s psychobiological potential to express specific emotional traits and personality types. Temperament is not easy to change, so you must learn to direct it toward healthy goals rather than selfish ones.
“So the angel-ego’s job is to locate and support one of the advanced personas within the personality family. This ego-state resonates with your angel-ego. We call this persona, Deputy Steward.
“Most humans possess a Deputy Steward naturally, for the beginnings of Deputy Steward were established by God at the beginning of animal evolution. Careful observing of advanced animals shows us the existence of various degrees of altruistic behavior in wolves, dogs, dolphins, apes, and other advanced animals.
“I hope you can see the wisdom of creation; how Creator-Absolute provided the higher animals with a ‘touch of angelic energies’ to prepare a Deputy Steward foundation in sentient creatures.
“Once Deputy Steward occupies the neurological control center, it can enlist the help of resonating personas to reeducate or remove those personas who are unwilling to serve the higher good.
“Eventually, the personality family is sufficiently refined by Deputy Steward so to allow the angel within to take its throne in the control center and rule the vehicle wisely. The angel is then called Steward.
“Therefore, we can say that the enlightened angel within is both human and angel and will remain so from then on serving as a Master and Avatar to Humanity. Once an angel is a Master, the body it inhabits is the crème de la crème, naturally attuned to the Master’s qualities and work. Such vehicles begin to awaken to the angel within soon after the first year of physical life.
“I think this is sufficient for the morning’s class. Morgana, bring Tristan up to my desk so I can heal his cut.”
And, dear Morgana and Tristan went to Gabriel.
So ends the second Chapter.