INVISIBLE SUBSTANCE OF CREATION
BY: MARY LOU HOULLIS
JUNE 17, 2008
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Heb. 11:3
As children we all heard the nursery rhyme which said little boys were made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails, while little girls were made of sugar and spice and everything nice. It was a gentle way of brushing aside the deeper questions of what we were really made of and where we came from.
In those early days of youth we were asking, “Who am I, where was I before I came here, and where do I go after I die. Is there a plan and purpose behind all of this?” Unfortunately, neither our parents nor religion could provide adequate answers. So as time went on, many just stopped asking and became enveloped by raising families, making a living, and the outer world of appearances. There seemed little time left to ask and search out these ageless questions.
As the 21st Century dawned these questions again became paramount in the consciousness of mankind. We have entered an age of great shifting and change in our world pressing many into searching for truth, purpose, and what life is really all about.
Religion has taught for thousands of years that man has a Spirit, but hasn’t really acknowledged what that implies. Scripture says; “The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This makes a distinction between the two and reveals the source of real power as Spirit.
“God is Spirit and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit” is also taught through scripture. With all this information we still don’t bring Spirituality into our everyday lives. The way to live daily in Spiritual reality seems evasive to us.
Why is this? Because to be Spirit means the most important aspect of our being is invisible and non-matter. It infers our true self is connected to God, a Higher Reality, Our Source, and the Cause of all that is!
Because we have become so connected to the world of appearance, many are afraid of this aspect of self. It seems to be beyond definite description and limitations. It is so infinite, so vast, so limitless, and beyond the norm that it doesn’t fit into our “world” as we see it.
At this moment there are a people awakening and acknowledging this invisible realm of non-matter as the real basis of their lives. They are being drawn to tap into Spirit and realize their true potential for life and purpose is here. The scriptures in Romans which say we are to be lead by Spirit are becoming alive. The verses, which tell us we have not received the Spirit of bondage and fear, also tell us that we are an offshoot of God, the Divine source of all power and possibilities. This has become our truth!
The reality of our Being is beginning to connect to the unseen realm of Spirit: Why has this been so foreign in the past? Because we have been caught up in the world of appearances, which contradicts the invisible world of Spirit. From a human view we are surrounded by a solid, physical world. In this solid realm Spirit seems to have no force, power or existence. At best it has only limited influence. Many have even felt Spirit has been separate from mankind.
Because of this view they have dismissed a Spiritual life now. They have laid it aside for a future time when they are either whisked away to an exhaled realm or death takes them there. Spirituality is not a practical matter while they are living in a material world and body.
The wonderful reality today is many are learning to pierce the veil of physical appearances and go beyond the established belief systems. They are leaving beliefs which dictate matter is real and non-matter is not. They are piercing the veil, by fully acknowledging that Spirit is the invisible and true part of their Being! Spirit is the infinite, unchangeable, limitless, eternal truth of who they are! Spirit is who they were before they came to this realm and it is who they will be eternally.
The wonder of the day we have entered is we now have the capacity to shift our sense of self to a place of infinite, unbounded reality with limitless dimensions. We are finding our higher sense of self is Spirit! We’ve come to know the very core of our Being is Spirit, the invisible source of all. As truth is unveiled, we’ve become aware of the real us, and the most authentic thing about us is Spirit!
We may look solid because we’re packaged in skin and bones but it is only a costume disguising our true self. The Bible has always said “know no man after the flesh”… from physical appearance, but know all from Spirit!
Finally, we are beginning to dismiss the physical realm and awakening to the infinite instead of finite, the powerful instead of the weak! We’re daring to believe truth and stepping into higher dimensions because we realize we are connecting to all God is. The reality that we are not just a piece of matter taking up a few cubits of space and a small slice of time is dawning on humanity. With this dawning we are looking into what people like Albert Einstein have proven and what scientists now believe about the physical realm of matter
When we are able to dismiss the fixed realm we see and touch as indisputable reality, it opens other doors for us. Modern Physics has proven, solid matter is a mirage. Have you ever been driving on a hot summer day and seen a pool of water ahead on the road, only to find it disappears as you get closer to it? This explains the mirage of solidarity. To really understand Spirit let’s look at one of the basic limitations we have accepted, the solidarity of matter.
Our bodies are a good place for us to begin our journey. The body is made up of atoms. Atoms are made up of particles. These particles are whirling around at lightening speeds within huge empty spaces in the atom. If we could really look at our bodies we would find that they are 9.9999% empty space and the .0001% that looks like matter is also empty space. Jesus told his disciples thousands of years ago that they had the same problem we have today. He said, “You know not what manner of Spirit you are of.”
This has been one of the greatest stumbling blocks for mankind. In the book of John we see the only true power comes from acknowledging our Spiritual Beingness. As he says; ”It is the spirit (non-matter, invisible realm) that quickeneth; the flesh (realm of matter) profiteth nothing….” In Galatians it puts even greater light on the duality of flesh and spirit; “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that you cannot do the things that you would. But, if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.” The law of the physical realm of matter!
Matter is a limited perspective of experience as we see by our bodies. As we sift through this solid looking material body, we only have to go so far until we end up with a handful of nothingness. Looking deeper into the Atoms we find they are really made up of empty space because the particles whirling around within them are not material objects either. Particles are fluctuations of energy and information within a huge void of energy and information. This is scientific fact! So the question is, What is this nothingness? What is the empty space that makes up everything in existence?
We begin to see this nothingness is the basic raw material that makes up the whole universe. It is the non-matter, the invisible realm of all creation. Is it just nothingness or is it thinking, creating, invisible, non-matter substance? In reality could the 9.9999% empty space of what we are made of be Spirit? For me the Bible held the answer!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” Heb. 11:1
Isaiah 57:15 “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity...” Looking in Strong’s Concordance for the Hebrew word “eternity” you will find if you follow it back to its root it means; “as far, as long, or as much, as whether of space.” So, from this information we can conclude God inhabits space. God is Spirit. Therefore this non-matter, this invisible raw building block, of which everything in the Universe is made up of, is God or Spirit!
The majority of who you are is Spirit! The reality of our Universe is Spirit. Life is Spirit.
In the truest sense, there is nothing but Spirit! Don’t let the world of appearances be your reality. Be willing to take a somersault into the invisible realm of Spirit.
Looking Beyond the Flesh,
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