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The Eleven Eternal Principles: Accessing the Divine withinby Carmen Harra
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The First Eternal Principle: The Law of Totality
All people and all creatures are one, united with the Divine.
Our light-energy bodies, or souls, are united with all other creatures, the trees, the stones, the ponds, and the mountains in the energy grid called Divinity. Because we are connected, we are all continually influencing each other and the world around us. Every action we take affects others as well as ourselves. The idea that we can go about our business living however we like, without creating consequences for ourselves and others, comes from the false perception that we are separate beings. It's true that at the physical level, you and I can't occupy the same space and we have different bodies. But in the Divine realm, which is not limited by our rules of time and space, individuality is an illusion.
As humans, we have a collective mind. Our unconscious is aware of this, but unfortunately, living in the physical world distracts us from this inner knowledge. Your ego, which is your mind's awareness of yourself as an individual, refuses to recognize what your subconscious knows. Even if you do see signs of your connection and influence on others, your ego will dismiss them as unimportant. Our separateness seems so real that most of us mistakenly believe it's the only reality instead of just the reality that the ego perceives.
All of us go through basically the same experiences in life: the passages of birth, adolescence, marriage or partnership, parenting, getting older, and death. We all feel sorrow when someone we care about is hurt and become angry when we see an injustice. We have similar thoughts, too. Yet we tend to focus on our differences instead of our similarities. We create divisions between people in order to serve the needs of our ego, which wants to see itself as unique, special, and extra important. The ego is afraid of what will happen if we identify with the whole of creation instead of as an individual. It's the aspect of our awareness that's rooted in the more primitive part of our brain, the limbic brain, which evolved to ensure that above all else, we survive as physical beings. The more evolved part of our brain, the neocortex, recognizes that our individual existence on this planet is neither who we truly are nor is it as important as our small but crucial part of all creation.
When we meet someone who doesn't look or act like we do, the ego can take charge and we quickly give in to the primitive emotion of fear. This fear may be mild (for example, feeling shy when entering a room full of strangers) or intense, causing the heart to beat rapidly and breathing to become shallow. We are actually programmed to instantly sum up and categorize people and situations so that we can act promptly in case of danger. However, if we don't use our more evolved brain and use our higher awareness to judge a situation, we can become immediately suspicious of anyone who seems a little different, causing us to become further isolated and out of alignment with the Law of Totality. It's true that there will be actual threats to your personal safety in the physical world. Difficult and dangerous situations serve as a mirror, reflecting back to you all the issues your soul needs to work on; this is the Law of Karma. But the real danger is not death or harm to your individual self. The real danger is in never resolving your karmic issues,
Describes each of the eternal principles governing the universe, using accessible explanations for how to expand one's consciousness on a personal and planetary level for a more grounded sense of interconnectedness and empowerment. Original.
Dr. Carmen Harra is a clinical psychologist, metaphysical intuitive, and best-selling author with a background in cognitive therapy, couples' therapy, and nontraditional disciplines, such as hypnotherapy and numerology. Dr. Harra's extensive training and
Table of Contents
1 - Introduction
13 - Understanding Your Spiritual Nature
23 - The First Eternal Principle: The Law of Totality
"All people and all creatures are one, united with the Divine."
43 - The Second Eternal Principle: The Law of Karma
"What we do and what happens to us are the result of our soul's choice to come to earth to learn the lessons we need to learn."
65 - The Third Eternal Principle: The Law of Wisdom
"Wisdom is recognizing what we can and cannot change, accepting our limitations, and choosing to use our suffering as a tool for learning about ourselves and growing spiritually."
82 - The Fourth Eternal Principle: The Law of Love
"Pure, unconditional love heals our karma and our hatred and reminds us of our divine nature."
100 - The Fifth Eternal Principle: The Law of Harmony
"There is divine order in the universe, and we are meant to be in harmony with everyone and everything."
119 - The Sixth Eternal Principle: The Law of Abundance
"Abundance is an energy state that manifests material wealth and other, more important forms of wealth."
142 - The Seventh Eternal Principle: The Law of Attraction
"The Universe works with us to bring us what we desire."
157 - The Eighth Eternal Principle: The Law of Evolution
"God intends for us to continually evolve to a higher state of consciousness."
183 - The Ninth Eternal Principle: The Law of Manifestation
"The power to manifest what we desire is our birthright, and we are constantly co-creating reality with the help of the Divine."
206 - The Tenth Eternal Principle: The Law of Dharma
"We each have a unique mission here on earth."
225 - The Eleventh Eternal Principle: The Law of Infinite Possibilities
"We can defy the laws of time and space, and participate in the co-creation of the seemingly impossible."
245 - Where Are We Going? Applying the Universal Principles
262 - Index
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