The process of evolution follows the movement of a circle closing. It starts with an outward movement and ends with a return to perfection. Along the way, we often go in circles that are not so perfect. For every misconception creates a duality, which is a split, causing inner conflicts that turn into vicious circles.
For example, our childish misunderstandings lead us down a road to false guilt. In essence, we feel guilty for the fact that we are nursing a wrong belief. Our false guilt, however, produces unpleasant feelings. These cause us to defend ourselves unnecessarily behind a mask—a Power Mask, Love Mask or Serenity Mask. Such pretenses lead to justified guilt because they violate spiritual law.
Underlying our creation of circles, or cycles—regardless of whether they are vicious or benevolent—is the principle of self-perpetuation. When we are at one with reality and functioning in an autonomous way, we create positive self-perpetuating circles. The only way to change such a self-perpetuating force is by deliberately setting something new into motion. We can find this principle in practically every area of science including chemistry labs and physics equations.
So for the personality that would like to pursue a negative direction, a new world—more like a psychic sphere—can be created that covers over the original positive one. Be sure to note that even the most destructive attitudes do not spring from the root of evil, per se, but rather from sheer misunderstanding. If we truly get this, we’ll see how destructive process are really quite impressive in the way they follow the exact same mechanics as constructive ones. Everything runs on the same basic lawfulness that drives all of creation, both at its best and at its worst.
The nucleating agent, if you will, can be any thought or action. These are the cause that brings in a particular energy that sets off a series of chain reactions. The energy is what produces the effect. Ergo, every cause creates an effect. And over time, rather than petering out, thanks to the principle of augmentation, the force and momentum of the circles we set into motion becomes stronger. And so do the attitudes that spawned them.
So the more we love, the more love we’ll have in us and the more love we’ll attract to us. Ultimately, whenever something is troubling us, you can bet that in some way, we are breaking the Law of Love. Simply put, truth and love are one the same thing. When we understand the whole truth of any issue, we will not experience disharmony. And then love will naturally flow from our center. So whenever we’re not feeling the love, that’s an indicator that somewhere, somehow, we’re not in truth.
We are the ones who originally opted to kick off a negative chain reaction. Now, to unwind things, we must retrace every link in the chain, each of which becomes a new cause creating new effects. We have to understand where we veered off course. And we must then find our way back to the original truthful point where there aren’t any conflicts. That’s the point where positive fruitful expansion can take off from. That’s the level where there’s no fear but instead peace and stimulation, and an unending unfolding of all we could ever want. Such a place really exists.
There is a healing force that is ready and willing to help us out, if we’ll just give it a chance. We see how it works on the physical level as our bodies naturally begin to heal after they’ve been hurt. And it works the same on the mental and psychic levels. This live healing power will begin to operate in our lives as soon as we make an effort to understand these laws and do our best to correct our impairment. We can trust this natural healing force to lead us in the direction of wholeness and fulfillment, expansion and constructive living.
So our first violation happens when we are ignorant that this process is taking place. Our next violation is that we hold onto false ideas. And that, friends, is always directly related to our not wanting to see and accept some truth about ourselves.
When we attempt to fake it, creating outsides that aren’t a match for our insides, that outer shell is going to have to break down. It might bear a striking resemblance to something glorious, but it’s not in sync with divine reality, so such false covers must all crack and crumble.
Only after the outer form has crashed and our inner chaos has been exposed and eliminated are we in good shape to put our pieces back together again. That’s how inner beauty builds outer beauty, inner harmony creates outer harmony, and inner abundance leads to outer abundance. This process repeats itself in many areas as we do our work and develop spiritual maturity.