RAYS OF TRUTH NEWSLETTER – ISSUE No. 36 – NOVEMBER 2000
BY: ROKUS den HARTOG
A NEW DEFINITION OF MAN
WE ARE WHAT WE SEE OURSELVES TO BE
UNLOCKING THE PRISON HOUSE
A JOURNEY OF PAIN AND SORROW
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
A STARSEED SOWN INTO THE PLANET
STARSEED BRINGING A CHANGE
A NEW DEFINITION OF MAN
Mankind is in a transition, a change. He is changing in every area of his awareness. It is manifesting socially, politically and spiritually, but the full impact and magnitude of the change goes beyond these outward signs.
The magnitude of this change can only be compared to the time when a woman gives birth to a child. During the labor pains, she goes through a period of transition, a time of changeover when the birth is just about to take place, when the child is fully formed and ready to come forth. Inner forces of life are working together to bring forth a dynamic and forceful change in the mother and the child. There is no more powerful way to describe this change that mankind is experiencing than this process of birth.
Birth, at least in our perceptions, is a physical event. It involves a small physical body coming out of a larger physical body and separate entities are involved. Now in this great dynamic change that we are involved in with humanity, there are not two separate things, there is just the one. Man is truly birthing himself. Mankind is bringing forth a greater perception of itself, within itself. This change isn’t primarily physical; this change is primarily spiritual and perceptual. It’s a brand new perception of man that is being formed. This change is a new knowing of himself, a new way of looking at himself. In short, it is a new definition of what it means to be human.
WE ARE WHAT WE SEE OURSELVES TO BE
How can we best describe this new perception of man that has to be birthed in man? A change so vast and so great that it can only be compared to such dynamics as the birthing of a child? The scriptures say in a certain place: “As a man thinks in his heart so is he.” We might restate that same phrase in this manner: A man is what he perceives himself to be. I’ve seen some very dynamic examples of this truth in people I have known. Some people are very attractive, are very able, and yet they have such low self-esteem. They see themselves as undesirable and see themselves as incapable. Whenever they try to form a relationship with another, they approach that relationship from the point of view of that perception. What else can they do? In fact, while pursuing the relationship, they will purposefully (unconsciously) do something to abort the relationship in order to validate their negative perception of self.
The objective truth is that this person is handsome and capable but his experience is not so. His perceptions rule his sense of self and hence his experience.
The dynamics of his life and the way he experiences it is who he is. The motivational energy of how he expresses himself, the world as he sees it, and the way that he experiences his relationships with others, is who he is.
I am describing a particular experience of one individual to illustrate the state of the whole of man. I don’t think we realize how deep this perceptional domination of our existence goes. Man does not realize that the whole of his physical experience is something that He has created in his mind as REALITY and then brought forth as a physical, three dimensional, EXPERIENCE.
So then, in the light of this consideration, what am I saying is the great change that mankind is making at this time? Before we actually try to discuss this change, it is important to make a statement about man that needs to be made. A statement that man needs to know. It is an awareness that has been waiting and gestating for many millennia in his heart and is just now coming to the surface. That statement is simply this: Man is an eternal being of light whose existence is beyond time and space and includes a projection of himself in time and space.
Clearly there are two aspects to this definition of man. One is his ETERNAL existence as a LIGHT BEING. The second is the projection of that eternal spirit being into time and space, into physical reality, and into this three dimensional world, which we call his PHYSICAL BEING.
You are undoubtedly aware from your own experience, your studies of history and literature, that most of mankind today exists and has existed over the centuries only in the awareness of himself as a physical being. Man has used the perimeter of his physical existence as the definition of himself. That is how he thinks himself to be. He thinks of himself as a physical being becoming or trying to become spiritual.
Some ten years ago, Carolynne and I were traveling across America, stopping here and there and sharing the life that we knew and understood and much of what we didn’t understand. One day we stopped at a Wendy’s. As we entered, Wayne Dwyer’ face was on the television screen. With my hand still on the door, I heard him say these words:
“Man is not a physical being having a spiritual experience; man is a spiritual being having a physical experience.”
Those words struck me like a bolt of light. They formed something in my mind, consciously, that I had been aware of, that had been awakened in me, that I was beginning to define in my own mind. I know the rest of the people sitting in that Wendy’s that day, chomping their hamburgers, had no idea of what happened to me, but that one statement has helped me focus a change.
So then, again let us ask ourselves this question: What is the change that is really happening in human consciousness today? What is the transition that we are going through? What is this process called that can only be described as a birthing of ourselves?
It is this: Man is beginning to be able to see his physical experience from the point of view of his eternal awareness of self.
Instead of thinking of himself in terms of the limitations of his physical experience such as: “I can only jump so high,” “I can only run so fast,” “I can only do so much work,” and “my body surely has to die,” etc. He is beginning to recognize that he isn’t primarily physical. Man is beginning to see that he is primarily spiritual, that he is spiritual before he is physical, that he has an existence that didn’t begin here at some point of time and space when the stars were aligned in a certain position. He is beginning to know and realize that he always is. He’s beginning to know and realize that he is Light. He is beginning to understand that the power of Light is in him. He is beginning to remember that even though, in his perceptions, he came out from God, in a very real way he never ever left God, but always remained in God, because there really is no other place to be. There is no place to go. There isn’t some space or place a man can go and separate himself from that eternal truth of his being, from that substance out of which he was taken and in which he still exists. This knowing, this awareness of our eternal existence has within it the innate ability to transcend limitations, because in that realm and in that knowing there are no limitations. There is no limit to how high you can jump. There is no limit to how far you can go. There is no limit to how long you exist. There is no death. There is no beginning, and there is no end. There is only “BEINGNESS.” There’s only the “I AM.” There is only the knowing, the eternal truth of our existence.
UNLOCKING THE PRISON HOUSE
This awareness, this change in our thinking, this different perception, this different point of view, is in fact the key that unlocks what has become our jail. It’s the specific single idea that opens the door for our perceptions of self to be greatly enlarged so affecting all of our experience in this physical plane. We have been given, through the Messiah through the Holy Spirit, the key to unlock our prison house.
Our prison house was not something made of physical substance. It wasn’t even made by another nor existed in the mind of another. The prison house really was created in our own minds in certain thought forms that we bought into. Thought forms that we accepted as our own even though they didn’t come from ourselves originally and so they became our prison house.
Moreover, our prison house was important to us. We needed our prison house, we needed to become physical, we needed the experience of limitations, and we needed to believe in limitations in order to become limited. There was no way for us to enter into the physical plane without believing in physicality; without believing in the self, the limited self, the ego; without experiencing the pain of separation, the pain of enmity of loss, death, and suffering; we could not be were we are today. The price that has been paid to bring us to this point of birth, to this emergence of this greater awareness, is truly horrendous from our present point of view. This greater awareness that has laid dormant within and is now coming forth as truth and reality is ready to shape and reshape our destiny, ready to form a whole new way of thinking that can create a whole new world.
A JOURNEY OF PAIN AND SORROW
Our emergence, our beginning on this planet or this physical realm, was initiated by fratricide: Cain killing his brother Abel. Whether you see this as a personal experience of one brother killing another or as a parable depicting the beginning of hatred taking hold of our beings, makes little difference. The pain of it is real. The experience of it in our lives can still be seen today. We still experience hatred and killing of close family members with words or swords, people that could and will experience great love and closeness.
The first two thousand years of our experience on this planet culminates in a destructive flood, a flood that had to come because the genetic inheritance in Adam was threatened. The purpose for which he was placed here, the mission that he was brought here for, was threatened by forces seemingly ready to dominate, ready to destroy his very genesis, his very beginnings on this planet. Hence, the story of the flood, the pain and the agony of all that, was the beginnings of the new age in Noah. The life spans being reduced to some seventy-five to one hundred twenty years or so from nearly a thousand. The first event after this horrendous flood, Noah gets drunk and suffers some kind of abuse from his son.
You know the stories; you remember them; the events surrounding Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the tremendous struggle between Jacob and Esau; the hatred between Joseph and his brethren; and the emerging of a gene pool through those three generations to begin the nation of Israel. Including all that’s written in the beginnings of that story and the story of the Exodus. The slavery, the bondage, Moses, the deliverer, being jeered and being almost killed, really, truly by his own nation and bringing them out of Egypt by a mighty hand.
Watching the journey through the Wilderness for forty years, which should have only taken three weeks, and the tremendous struggle over leadership. The suffering, the inability in man to align himself to greater purpose is so clearly evidenced. The horrendous struggle in man releasing himself from the great cosmic forces that want to keep him bound to the lower gravitational planes, to the dust realm of his thinking are exemplified by the power of the Pharaoh and the deliverance. Only after they came into the Promised Land, only after they entered Canaan, forty years later, we see that the reproach of Egypt could to be taken from them.
Then, of course, comes the period of history of the kings, the kings that nobody wanted, The king that God didn’t want. Yahweh or Yahuah, the ruler God of Israel with grief gave them a king because they desired one, and because it was in His heart to be their King. Yet then taking David to be the king of Israel, the man after his own heart. You know the story of David, the sufferings of the nations of Israel under Solomon, the subsequent kings until the dispersion, when the nations had to be separated, destroyed, and spread abroad, of course, ultimately to fulfill the great design. Nevertheless, the story of our emerging to this date, six thousand years later, is a story of pain and conflict.
We haven’t even mentioned anything concerning the cross, concerning Jesus, or concerning his sufferings; the persecution of the early church, first by the Jews, then the Romans; or the beginning of the Roman church and its persecution of any emergence of truth and light for the next two thousand years.
Then finally, after these many long centuries of agony, in our day comes a great breakthrough in truth and light. On the first day of the last century, the Holy Spirit visitation came in Topeka Kansas. We have seen the spiritual awakening that came as a result of that visitation. Now as we stand at the end of this two thousand year period, as we enter a whole new millennium, it’s not just another age that we are going into, not just a change as during many other changes. This is the culmination of all the changes that have happened at least in Adam’s history. This is the change anticipated by every prophet that ever prophesied, and the hope of every man that ever gave his life for the cause of Christ. Every man that died for truth died for this that is now happening to us and in us. This is what they anticipated, this is what they believed in, this reality you and I are touching now. The change has come. We are being released from the prison house of our limited thought forms and we are inheriting the eternal truth. We are entering from our labors, that is, the continual struggle against limited perceptions. We are entering into the Sabbath Day of God, the Rest. Moreover, that rest is simply the understanding and knowing, the believing of our eternal inheritance, the knowing of our being in the realms of light. That is: the rest of God.
THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
There is written in the story of Israel, a parable, a shadow reality, a type, if you like, of this emerging, of this change. It’s found in the three great feasts of Israel. You know what they are. First is the Feast of Passover, the day on which a lamb was killed for every household, the exodus out of Egypt. Then fifty days after the Exodus came Pentecost, the giving of the law. Originally, the law was written on tablets of stone, but fifteen hundred years after that event, of course, the law was written on the fleshly tables of our hearts, the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came. Now the third great feast, of course, the Feast of Tabernacles. The first two feasts both have had an historical fulfillment. First there was Calvary, the slaying of the Eternal Lamb, bringing forth the truth of eternal redemption. Fifty days later, there was Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit. These are the first two great feasts in Israel that have been fulfilled. Then the third great feast, the Feast of Tabernacles, is the event that is now beginning to happen and is now happening among God’s people. If you remember, the feast of Tabernacles commemorated the fact that the children of Israel lived in tents all through the journey in the Wilderness. They were instructed after they entered the Promise Land that each year they should spend a period of time, seven days, in booths, and they were to tell their children every year to commemorate the story of the Exodus and their journey in the wilderness to the Promise Land.
Now it’s fascinating, when we look at this third great feast, it has to do with living in a booth. It has to do with a dwelling place. Where is the dwelling place of man? Where does man dwell? Man lives in his perceptions. Man lives in his view of the world. Man lives in the way he thinks. That is reality. That is his house. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. And so even though they were commemorating an event in history where they were released from the bondage of the Pharaoh and journeyed in the wilderness these forty days and were brought to the Promised Land; even though this commemorated a physical event of living in booths, and, in fact, they did so by living in physical booths; it is really talking about the fact that all of the human experience in the flesh, all of the three dimensional consciousness of man, all of his awareness of self that is locked into the physical, is but only a booth. It’s only temporary. It belongs to the realm of time and space. It’s his consciousness. When he celebrates Tabernacles, when the feast truly comes in its fullness, is when man will break through in his awareness and realize that what he has thought to be so real, what he has thought to be the definition of himself, the way he has seen himself as a physical being trying to become spiritual, is only a temporary state. It’s really not the truth. It is only necessary for a moment in time. It’s only necessary for a certain phase of understanding. The real truth or the greater truth of his being is eternal. The greater knowing of himself is not in the physical realm at all, it is in the realms of light and understanding. That his true nature isn’t to be discovered in his acts or his behavior, but his true nature is only to be discovered by experiencing substance that he came from; by knowing the source out of which he was hewn; his Father; his source; the knowingness; the greater knowingness that birthed him into this lesser realm of things.
A STARSEED SOWN INTO THE PLANET
The question now remains: How is this change that is happening to the collective effecting the individuals that make up the collective? Many are experiencing changes in their lives simply because the whole is changing. They are the after effect of the change. But for many of us who have walked with this great desire to see a whole new consciousness form, we’ve walked in our souls with this great need for connectedness, this great need to be a body and to have a body to express ourselves in, a collective body to express ourselves in. To us we are not the result of the change; we are the initiators of the change. The change begins in us and breaks open into the collective consciousness. We are here almost as if we have been sown into the Earth. We are like a seed that came from the stars, if you like, stars being a greater and higher realm or a greater and higher purpose than the immediate events on the Earth. We are like a Starseed that has been sown into the planet, into many different genetic lineages, in order to come forth in this hour and to effect this change we are speaking of. This change affects us profoundly individually. It works in us. It causes us to leave fathers and mothers, leave fellowships, and leave thought patterns all the time. As we think we feel pain of separation, as we leave our connectedness in social orders or religious orders and we feel the pain of that separation, we finally realize that it’s really the thought forms, the modalities of reality that have been in those fellowships that we are leaving. It really didn’t have anything to do with personalities so much or with the pastor that couldn’t endure us in his congregation, or that we made ourselves so obnoxious that something had to be done. No it’s really because that deep in our being we know that we were meant for greater freedom, for greater and more beautiful thought forms that must rule on this planet. Somehow in our hearts there is a love to be free, a need and a desire to express out of the greater depth of our being. So as we worked through, as we aspired, as we climbed a mountain, as we ascended, we didn’t know it but we were really bringing that change into the whole of human consciousness. We were really sown here for that purpose and we didn’t even know it. We had forgotten. We couldn’t remember. That was part of the journey. It was needful that we couldn’t remember, needful that we felt victimized. It was needful that we felt oppressed. It was needful that we felt “less than” even though the truth is not so. In truth, we are free. In truth, we had never left our father. In truth, we were never in bondage to any man but the facts. It was essential that we feel that way and experience it in our emotional being, our psychological being. That we make it our reality in order to show every man and all men that there isn’t anything great enough in the cosmos that can bind man into bondage if in his heart and soul he knows that he is free.
STARSEED BRINGING A CHANGE
There is reference in the scriptures to this Starseed of which we speak. Abraham, after many years, having received a promise that his seed should be a multitude in the Earth and yet having no child, having no offspring by the woman that he loved, by the woman that was given to him. He looked one night at the stars and he wondered, puzzled, looked at the stars. As he was admiring the vast multitude of those stars and their glory and their great variance, the word of the Lord within him said: ‘So shall thy seed be.’ We’ve always thought that it meant that there were going to be many children. Abraham would have many children, illustrious and glorious beings. But I believe beyond that, it means that through your lineage, your physicality, your extension in the Earth and through what I am doing in you, you will make the pathway for many to enter through your genetics into the Earth to bring about a change on this planet. So shall your seed be. They will be glorious light beings. They will come to effect a change. They will be speaking like as the constellations speak. They will have a word. They will have a voice within them. There will be a library of knowledge and understanding and information programmed in them to bring into the planet, to bring into its limited thought forms, and to break out.
Not only Abraham of whom it is obvious and of whom it is written and recorded on the pages of history, but also among many of the peoples of this planet. There is a Starseed sown in amongst them that have come for this specific purpose at this time. They have come to reconnect the planet. They have come to interconnect with others. They have come that there might be a single, wonderful emergence of truth respecting every man recognizing and honoring every being. I’ve been considering these last few days and weeks the great need for a whole new formation to begin on this planet. The need for a whole new set of dynamics for a collective to form that will be like a seed form or a beginning genesis of a whole planetary awakening. As I was considering the need for that formation to take place, Barbara Dempsey from Indianapolis called me and excitedly began to tell me of this dome that she had visited. It contained thousands and thousands of different butterflies. She relayed what the people that were raising these told her about these butterflies. The butterfly changes from a caterpillar through the pupas stage to the adult stage. During that pupas stage, it is in the chrysalis. There is no form within it. There is only a liquid. If it were opened during that time, you would see neither a worm nor a butterfly. There is no shape, no comeliness, and no attractiveness there. They told her that during that stage there are certain cells inside that liquid called organizer cells. These organizer cells have the information in them that the rest of that living liquid needs in order to form the body of the coming butterfly, the new emergence. These are the first stage. These organizer cells are the first. They begin the process of the formation of the new. As she told me this story, I realized it was the word of the Lord to our hearts. That is what we are. Those of us that hear these things; that can read these things; that feel this great need in our souls to form a body and to be together; we are those organizer cells that are bringing forth the newness of Christ upon this planet and beginning a whole new day.
Carolynne and I traveled for four or five years all through the United States before we settled here in Oldfield, Missouri. After we settled and had been here for sometime, Jesus came to us. In fact, it was with this same lady Barbara Dempsey that we were visiting with in Indianapolis when Jesus came to us. He asked us: “Will you marry me in purpose for this planet?” It absolutely jolted us and shook us and it took us some years to assimilate that awareness into our consciousness and to being to dedicate our lives in that direction. But we realize now that the great purpose of the Father as it is revealed in Jesus Christ, as it is revealed in his person and his knowing of us and in all of our experience with him is coming to a wonderful, climactical unfolding. This is the time when the planetary aspect of Jesus’ mission is being fulfilled. This is the time when their will be a great ingathering of this planet and on this planet a body to form that will transcend all the barriers and all the lines of demarcation, the separation that has been among us. There will be one great body to return all things back to the Father. A body not of sameness, but a body of differences; a body of distinctions; a body of glory; a body of light; a body of honor; a body of recognition; a body of great respect and freedom; but a body that will bring in a whole new awakening, a whole new dispensation on this planet. We are part of that body. We are part of that newness. This writing and these words are an invitation to you to awaken from your sleep and from any lethargy that may have come to your heart out of disappointment, fear and failure and to give yourself anew to a fresh hope and a fresh vision. To reach out to those that are in your path; those that are on your way; those that the Father has given you; those that are there for you to experience newness; to be part of that seed crystal; part of those organizer cells; part of that Starseed that has come on the planet to bring the change. You’re part of it. In your space and where you are, there are others waiting for you. Waiting to be connected until all would be connected and the whole planet be reconnected in light to the former and original glory and purpose for which it was created.
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