UNIVERSAL LAWS, timeless truths that describe the laws
Thresholds Editorial 1994
Welcome to "The Year of Truth"!
The announcement of the theme for this year was widely embraced by all who attended this year's General Assembly of the International Church of Metaphysics at SOM Headquarters upon the initiation of this new year. The energies of 1994 will affect each of us by unlocking the power of the conscious mind which is reasoning. For the reasoner to wield this capability, he must accept that reason is the power of the mind by which man attains truth or knowledge. This will be a year when we will see the truth made manifest in beautiful, amazing, and awe-inspiring ways. Let us draw upon the higher initiations of 1993 as preparation for the revealed truths of 1994.
To stimulate your heart and mind toward this noble quest, we have filled the pages of Thresholds with dreams. Some of these dreams are the night time reveries, some of them are imageries, some of them are heavenly, spiritual visions. Each will invite you to see your Self and your neighbor in a new and different Light. They will encourage you to see the Truth that is universal to us all, aiding you to transcend any thought of limitation and enter the thinking chambers of the visionary.
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote in his essay on Contemplation: "The proverbs of all nations, which are always the literature of reason, are the statements of an absolute truth without qualification. Proverbs, like the sacred books of each nation, are the sanctuary of intuitions. That which the droning world, chained to appearances, will not allow the realist to say in his own words, it will suffer him to say in proverbs without contradiction. And this law of laws, which the pulpit, the senate and the college deny, is hourly preached in all markets and workshops by flights of proverbs, whose teaching is as true and as omnipresent as that of birds and flies." In 1994, may we see a growing emergence of the proverbs of nations, a willingness to receive Truth that is complete, whole, and universal.
This year, look for Truth in everything in life, for when you have eyes you will see. And when you have ears you will hear. See the Truth in the ripples of water as they reach for the shore. Hear the Truth in a mother's lullaby. Taste the Truth of spiritual victories richly deserved. Smell the Truth of the moon, rising as a testimony to the order in God's creation. Feel the Truth in compassion freely given. Experience life fully in Truth and you will become Truth-full. Your destiny will be revealed to you through the Truth of your own soul.
Let Truth transform you.
As Confucius said, "Absolute Truth is indestructible. Being indestructible, it is eternal. Being eternal, it is self-existent. Being self-existent, it is infinite. Being infinite, it is vast and deep. Being vast and deep, it is transcendental and intelligent."
I send you my Circle of Love, Dr. Barbara Condron
©1994 Vol. 12 No. 1
THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH REQUIRES WE LIVE IT
Truth is the state or quality of being true. The word true is derived from the Sanskrit word dhru meaning to be fixed. As metaphysicians, we seek to know and live by Truth that is Universal, being applicable to and throughout creation.
Universal Truth is the epitome of truth. The Greek philosopher Plato said, "Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted." It is the responsibility of each spiritual aspirant to expand his or her thinking beyond the limits of the physical self; to commune with his Creator. This Truth is timeless, extending throughout the ages. This Truth is not found in transient judgement of opinion which, being rooted in individual physical experience, is temporal and constantly changing. For centuries mankind believed that the earth was the center of the universe. When Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus presented his radical theory in the early 1500's that the sun was the center of our universe, he was reviled, ridiculed, and excommunicated from the predominant religious faith of his time and area, the Catholic Church. Not until 1993, did the Church make attempts to reconcile its error by recanting the injustice toward Copernicus perpetuated by centuries by its refusal to expand its consciousness to include a new awareness of Truth.
When something is deemed to be true it is conformable to fact therefore free from falsehood. For Truth to be realized, the consciousness must transcend the boundaries of our finite existence to discern the fact of our spiritual existence. It is an egoic error in man's discriminating faculty to hold onto the erroneous belief that Truth changes. The reality is that man's belief changes allowing a revelation of Truth to occur in his consciousness. The spiritual aspirant embraces these transformations in his consciousness realizing each new grasp of Universal Truth enables him to cross the threshold of a spiritual revelation.
English philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) said, "To love truth is the principal part of human perfection in this world, and the seed-plot of all other virtues." The Truth a metaphysician is asked to discern is that which exists beyond physical existence. "Great truth and mighty above all things," states the Bible. When the mind is well acquainted with and filled by what is true, that "truth will set you free." In the 6th century B.C. the great Eastern master Confucius said, "They who know the truth are not equal to those who love it, and they who love it are not equal to those who delight in it." One who delights in truth manifests the qualities of being true: genuineness, faithfulness, honesty, exactness, correctness, and righteousness. He is legitimate; firm or steady in adhering to promises. He is worthy of trust."
Delight in 1994 - The Year of Truth by actively seeking the revelation of Universal Truth in your daily life. Graciously receive Truth from others and be generous in giving Truth to others; for it is in the giving and receiving of Universal Truth that mankind progresses and you come into your own greatness.
I send you my Circle of Love,
Dr. Barbara Condron
©1994 Vol. 12 No. 2
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