Meditating into the God Within

by Joshua Tilghman on February 16, 2013

Prediciting the FutureMany of you have heard of Dean Radin, a famous parapsychologist who has worked for the U.S. government, Contel, and SRI International. His research is helping us make a paradigm shift into the true nature of reality. More importantly, he is helping us realize the power within ourselves.

Mr. Radin has recently been involved with some ground-breaking research that I learned about on Naturalnews.com (article here). His latest research deserves our attention, especially in light of one of my recent articles entitled: The Message of the Bible in Two Radical Verses. In that article I brought up the fact that the Bible states we are gods and that we shall do greater things than Christ.

Mr. Radin’s study involved advanced meditators who practice a non-dual type of meditation. The results give us a glimpse into what I believe is the infinite potential of the mind.

Through a carefully controlled experiment, the brains of these advanced meditators registered the future 1.5 seconds before the controlled event took place! I am not going to repeat the details of the experiment here (you can go to the link I provided above), but the results are simply astounding. The human brain was able to recognize the future, but it was only the brains of the advanced meditators that exhibited this ability.

A friend of mind mentioned that it is our perceptions of time that need to be revised. This is true, and even the article suggests this. But regardless of whether it is the nature of our brain, or time itself that needs to be revisited (or both), it was still through the regular practice of meditation that these practitioners’ brains were able to know the future. In other words, through the practiced discipline of meditation, the power of the mind was expanded.

So what does this say about us? Simply this: it is our level of consciousness that separates the limited us from god.

Like most all ancient religious text, the Bible was written to help us understand how to develop consciousness. It was also written to encourage us to engage in the necessary practices and experiences to evolve our consciousness. All scriptures that encourage us to follow God are simply trying to get us to look within, where the power of God has always dwelt. I’ll illustrate this concept through a well-known scripture below:

If there arise among you a prophet…and giveth thee a sign or wonder…and the sign or wonder come to pass, wherefore he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other Gods, which thou hast not known…thou shall not hearken unto the words of that prophet:

Notice what I have emphasized in the above verse. The problem is not with anyone who knows the future or does something miraculous. The true problem is revealed in the next part of the verse:

 

“…for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul…keep his commandments and obey his voice…” (Deut. 13:1-4).

The wrongdoing is going after other Gods—i.e., anything outside of you. By keeping the commandments of God (obeying his voice), we are refining the inner nature. In other words, we are developing our level of consciousness and the Christ within.

What’s really so bad about following other Gods?

By following after any external God, you willingly give up advanced opportunities for soul growth because God is within you, not outside of you. This is what it means to break the first and great commandment:

“You shall have no other Gods before me” (Exodus 20:3).

Who is the “me” in that scripture? It is the “I AM” presence that is within all of us.

Biblically speaking, this brings up an important paradigm shift, perhaps one that desperately needs to proliferate through our religious society today:

1)      We are the microcosm of the macrocosm.

2)      As above, so below.

3)      The kingdom of God has always been within us.

4)      We are not separate from God.

5)      Gods are born when we experience statement 4.

6)      The universe is a cosmic womb that births Gods through the countless experiences it provides.

7)      The Bible is a compendium of esoteric literature that teaches the all six of the above statements when the symbols, narratives, parables, and wisdom sayings are interpreted correctly.

To the religiously-minded person, the above concepts sound heretical. But the spiritually-centered person knows within himself that they are true. They also realize that we are all connected because God is truly omnipresent.

I know this seems like a lot to digest. And it is, simply because or current reality seems to be so limited in light of all that IS. But don’t worry; we have infinity to get there!

Meditation, as I have always stated on this sight, is an important step to the process of self-realization. I encourage you again to be involved with it every day.

Tomorrow’s post will consider the Old Testament commandment against divination. There’s a good reason why it’s there, but this commandment has nothing to do with what we have been traditionally taught.

Blessings!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Laurie February 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Great Article and a question. Deja vu. I never bought that it was a hiccup in the brain that makes you think you saw something before you did.

Is Deja vu, just simply one of those moments (for whatever reason) That our true being sees something before it happens? Deja vu is only a few seconds a head of real time as well.

Just wondering what you thought were on this.

Reply

Joshua Tilghman February 16, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Laurie,

Excellent question. Like you, I don’t buy the explanation that it is a hiccup. I believe Deja vu could be where the conscious self expands for a moment, realzing the future that bleeds into present, which is what the main article I wrote about mentions since time in not linear in ultimate reality. Others have stated that Deja vu happens because of past life experiences. I think the main thing that we should take away from Deja vu is that it lets us know there is more to reality and time than our limited linear experiences. Perhaps another reader who has studied this will elaborate more for us today?

Reply

motla68 February 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Yep it’s in there. Galatians 1 should lead you to the manifest potential within ourselves.
And in the words of Ghandi, ” be the change you want to see “.

The word God is too much of a general word though, it could mean any one of many different Gods.
The ecclesiastical blue laws may have an entire different intention though of what our idea of that
is as well. Given that of what we are hearing through the rumor mill of the latest ongoings in that place called Vatican City, quite obvious why some of the founders of the current order in place locally here why they would want to separate from that. It comes down to whom is going to govern your life, make that decision with both feet. Was man issued (man-isu) from the state or from somewhere else ?

Reply

Joshua Tilghman February 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

motla,

The entire book of Galatians is great for making this discovery, and I have always loved that quote by Ghandi. Just out of curiosity, did you discover the manifest potential within ourselves from casually reading Galatians, or were you exposed to some esoteric literature first?

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

Reply

motla68 February 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

Hey Joshua,

The learning never ends, knowledge is the treasure.
I have done a quite emmence amount of research myself, involved in study groups and from that i can only interpret in the fashion the spirit calls me to do. A lot of religions seem to be closely related in storyline, but the names have changed. Allegedly Yashuah had spent a great deal of his travels in the region we know as India today so there is no doubt that he picked up some of their customs, returning home though an possibly had to tell stories of his travels without sounding like a mistic/heretic himself. Hence why in Galatians 4 it says the covenants are an Allegory, I think there is another place in Proverbs it also says this I cannot think of right now. Also there is many stories in there of Yah manifesting, by nature we have to dream of something/imagine it before we build it usually, it is all intertwined into our own thoughts if it is all within so that is manifestation. From all i have read so far it appears that prayer is just a form of meditating or meditating with name changed if you will, but I can count on one hand not all finger of people who are the only ones who agree with me on that, oh well to each his own interpretation. There is a lot of symbolism in the bible and one must understand the symbolism before he/she can understand the book of Revelations.

Reply

Joshua Tilghman February 18, 2013 at 9:47 am

Motla,

Realizing that only the names had changed in the similar religious stories of history really got me thinking outside of the box of traditional Christianity. Some people ignore this fact, I never could. And you’re right about Revelations. It’s true for Genesis and everything in between those two books too!

Reply

Christine Hoeflich February 16, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Hi Josh, for anyone to reach their potential they must value their own self, insight, and worth at least as much as anything or anyone outside themselves. That is the “critical mass” point that each of us is striving towards. Thanks for another great article!

Reply

Bernhardt Adjedi Cadbury February 18, 2013 at 8:22 am

Hi Josh,

1) Pro 24:14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
2) Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

I was rather view that the 12:21:12 shift was to bring about the conscious manifestation of the MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE within man, in order that many religious souls that take ignorance and dogmatic religious teachings for truth and look up to unknown God’s outside of them for help. Thanks for your post, but unless one operates with the Christ mind / higher consciousness, he / she can never understand this post for soul enrichment. The question is what can we then do as co-creators to bring the truth to the “lost” because your good work can never be understood or get to the religious ones.

I am looking for resources and planning a TV show program regarding this conceptual truth. What are your thought.

Reply

Joshua Tilghman February 18, 2013 at 11:11 am

Bernhardt,

Good to hear from you again! I was wondering where you had been lately.

I understand what you mean, but I think we must also be careful not to think that the Christ mind is better or necessary for everyone at this point. I do long for the time when religion has a great awakening and people realize the original intentions behind all the written scriptures of the ancient world, but I think that to say everybody will realize the greatness that is within them to turn this world into a Utopia is wishful thinking. Everything runs in cycles, and there are many more souls rising on Jacob’s ladder each and every incarnation. It will be this way for a long time. I also admit that there is still so much I don’t understand about the process of developing the Christ mind. I have learned a lot in the past decade, but I know that there is so much more to experience and learn before I could really consider myself an expert in esoteric literature. At this point, I am still the novice.

On the other hand, I think if you can gather the resources to start a TV program that would be great! I encourage you to do so, my friend. Where are you from, anyway? If I remember correctly you are writing from Africa, right? Is there a hunger for esoteric truth in your area? If so, how strong is it?

Blessings!

Reply

Christine Hoeflich February 19, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Hi Bernhardt,

I think those who are awake need to teach others by sharing their experiences and examples (experiences that resonate in the hearts of the unawakened), rather than simply sharing their theories or ideas. For example, there was a DVD made of “The Secret,” but the examples shared within were quite lame, e.g. receiving a new bicycle or shiny new red sports car. I mean, have some people who have had some amazing experiences of awakening, of Divine intervention and the healing of relationships, rather than the procurement of great parking spaces. A mixture of concept and examples is a good idea. Thanks, and I am sure Joshua will have some great inspirational ideas!

Reply

Ffrank February 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

Josh,
You suggested that “Me” is the the I AM or the divine prescence within us. I heard someone else say something very similar….. Thousands of years ago in the Hindu tradition, the word “Me” was one of the many names of God. This idea really moved me and I started to consciously pay attention to “Me” in scripture. Check out John 5: 30-47 as one example. I believe that you are correct when you say “Me” is the I AM within us.
Frank

Reply

Joshua Tilghman February 18, 2013 at 10:59 am

Frank,

Thanks for bringing this interesting topic to light. I did not know that “me” was one of the many names of God in the Hindu tradition. I’ll have to look into that.

One thing we have to be careful of is realizing that the personality, ego, etc., made up of the intellect and emotional nature, will perish before the next incarnation. Thought knowledge is lost, but experiential knowledge and wisdom are permanently stored, helping to reshape the next incarnation. What I believe is permanent is the spirit/energy/consciousness that allows the personality and ego to “BE.” This never dies, and it is the I AM presence behind all forms and beings. Semantics can make all this confusing, but I believe we are on the same page. Behind the “me” is this primordial consciousness presence that remains. Through each life experience, self awareness grows through the combination of the ego and the I AM presence.

I reread the scriptures in John which you spoke of. Very interesting, and each time I read it it seems more revelation comes. I have been inspired to do a blog post on Jesus’ statement, “Before Abraham was, I am.” Will get to it when I can. I would love to see your thoughts on it when it’s published.

Blessings!

Reply

Rhonda February 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

Hi Joshua,
In reference to Laurie’s question on Deja Vu…
I have loved an oft told experience my Father had when he was a young man living in a busy inner suburb of Melbourne. He was riding his bike on his way home one day and suddenly had a vision of his brother who was also riding his bike home, but coming from the opposite direction of the city. In his vision he saw his brother’s bike wheel get stuck in the tram tracks as a tram bore down on him. My father relates how in absolute terror for his brother he rode as fast as he could to the street on which he had ‘seen’ it happen and arrived there just in time to see it unfold. There was more then a few seconds between his vision of the event and him arriving on the scene to see it happen. As you can imagin, my Father has never forgotten the experience!
I have thought for a long time that all the many names used by various cultures to describe “God” ( whether they used many names to describe characteristics as in the Hindu ‘god’s or just one name)are simply euphamisms to try to grasp the infinite or ‘un-nameable’ One. That if we studied all of them we would discover a many faceted diamond that unites us all!
Namaste 🙂

Reply

motla68 February 19, 2013 at 8:18 am

He has many names just as we do, a majority of the religions have different names with different inflection for the same supreme being along with the characters in the book of life whether that be bible or a karan.
The name is not written on paper:
Hebrews 10:16 ” This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;”
But how will he be identified? Through the son/sun :
Phil 4:7 ” And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ” So it is just a matter of connecting the dots, another place in the bible says if you have seen the son then you have seen me, I will leave that up to you to find. On another note though in the past year I have been connecting through natures God as it relates to the bible. What do plants need to grow ? The Sun, not long ago I found that the green pigment in plants called Chlorophyll is just a molecule or 2 off from representing blood, so think about that the next time you have a salad and the representation of the taking of flesh and blood of christ as it is found in the bible. His name is everywhere under the Son/sun.

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: