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A Revelation is an outcome of Connection. It is typically the sudden realization of a profound cosmic, theological, or creative truth. Revelations occurs occurs when an individual makes a strong Connection to the Fabric of Consciousness. Revelation is typically a realization of positive truth. Revelation is a syncretic term for what, on the LP, we call Awakening.
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Revelation can be likened to turning the light on in a formerly darkened room. When you turn on the light you see whatever is in the room.
"I have had experiences where so much information was made available that it could take years to sort it out."
"I have had an experience that allowed me to suddenly see the deeper meaning of the bible, the koran, or another sacred text."
"I have had an experience where I suddenly understood the true meaning of life and creation."
Paul Tillich makes the important point that revelation is never pure. "Revelation is never revelation in general, however universal its claim may be. It is always revelation for someone and for a goup in a definite environment, under unique circumstances. Therefore, he who recieves revelation witnesses to it in terms of his individuality and in terms of the social and spiritual conditions in which the revelation has been manifested to him."
Revelation is not necessarily a pleasant process, especially if revelations are occurring where conditions of great Darkness still exist. Revelation can lead, on the one hand, to an invocation of The Beast and, on the other hand to Depression, Despair, and even Suicide.
The Beast is invoked by the confluence of Guilt and Shame (two very painful emotions), and Fear of Judgment and Punishment. The experience of Guilt and Shame triggers Avoidance Mechanisms and the fear of judgment and punishment triggers Survival Mechanisms. These mechanisms, which may be triggered in the individual, group, society, or even the entire planet, preempt the control of Consciousness so that the Survival Programs of the Physical Unit may initiate attempts to avoid pain and/or survive.
Under normal conditions, acute invocation of avoidance and survival mechanisms should be considered function for the organism. Under toxic conditions avoidance and survival may become problematic. When fear and panic are invoked as the result of anxiety over Judgment and Punishment we may say that The Beast has been invoked. Notably The Beast may be invoked in the individual, the group, the society, and even the entire planet.
The only way to tame The Beast is to offer the individual, the group, the society, and even the planet unconditional forgiveness. Failure to forgive leads to increasingly desperate and violent reactions on the part of The Beast. These desperate and violent reactions cause (as the violence and desperation increases) horrific levels of pain and suffering. If The Beast is not tamed then at at a certain point (a point just before the Point of No Return) the flow of Consciousness into The Vessel must be reversed. At the point of reversal Consciousness retreats, the Light is diminished, and a The World is returned unto Darkness. The only way to prevent that return is to Forgive all Sins, no exceptions.
As noted above, revelation may also lead to Depression, Despair, and even Suicide. This may occur when increasing awareness of Reality, coupled with a powerful belief in one's Creative Impotence (a belief caused by The System), and general lack of a healthy Support Network, leads to Depression, Hopelessness, and even Suicide. It is important for people contemplating suicide to consider that they are neither impotent and powerless (they are in fact beings of great Consciousness and great power), nor is presence on this Earth either random or unnoticeable. Like all other Incarnated Monads on this planet, they have an origin in God, and a mission (a Purpose) to perform.
- Tillich, Paul. Biblical Religion and the Search for Ultimate Reality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955. pp. 3-4.