WHAT IS GOD?

The question What is God is probably the easier way to open this discourse because Who is God becomes an even more involved question involving a personality…?  First consider the relationship of the cells of our body to the person we are.  We each have a body comprised of several billion cells.  Of these there are perhaps a thousand different types, and each serves a particular function in the body.  They have no mental component in their makeup, and therefore could never entertain any concept of what we are as a person.

We, on the other hand, can contemplate the cells of our body and their functioning.  We do this mainly as an intellectual exercise since they are individually so small as to be invisible.  They become reality only under the microscope.  In their terms we would be God.

We realize that we, as well as the cells of our body, are made up of the substance of the Earth.  We are a living part of the Earth’s mantle.  Our own soul set into motion the forces that created our physical being.  To the extent that we as persons ensoul the cells of our body, we collectively are in turn ensouled by a being we term a Planetary Logos.

The Planetary Logos

This is a being that was present at the formation of our solar system.  In a similar way to how our own soul created us, this Logos set into motion the forces that later formed this planet Earth.  There are a number of similar beings involved with the formation and life process of the other planets in our system.  Some are more developed from an evolutionary standpoint while others are not as advanced as our own Logos.  Each of these Logoi passed through the human stage of evolution we are now in, at a time long before the creation of our own system.

While we live our brief lives, hurrying from one matter to another to learn and experience life on the physical plane, these beings have eternal life from the standpoint that their evolutionary process has no recognizable end, it is ongoing.

While we have come to a point where it is useful to consider the evolutionary process, and now how it relates more directly to man, this digresses from the topic What is God.  Accordingly I would suggest that the reader pursue that matter in the book outlined on the companion website rswhiteside.com .

For present purposes one may obtain more perspective on the planetary Logoi by examining several comments to be found in the Bailey books.  The first relates to the Three Buddhas of Activity.  These three are the vice regents that serve under our Logoic regent Sanat Kumara.  It was related that they were the three most advanced Planetary Logoi in the first solar system.  Now in our second solar system they are assistants to Sanat Kumara which really puts them two levels down from where they were.  One might project that to follow their present experience, their next position might be as a more developed planetary Logos in another solar system that enters into its second stage, and which would correspond to our present level.

As this discourse has now progressed to the level of planetary Logos, we should recall that there are a number of these Logoi in this system, and that all are in turn part of something greater, a Solar Logos.

The Solar Logos

The Solar Logos is the being responsible for the formation of our solar system, and He is the being that put in place the plan for what is to transpire within His system.  He is spoken of in Genesis, the first book of the Bible.

  • In the beginning was the Word
  • And the Word was with God
  • And the Word was God

What this tells us is that in the same manner in which our own soul and the planetary Logos began a creative process through the medium of “the Word”, so the Solar Logos began His process of creation of our solar system in like manner.  At each level of this creative process the actual complexity of the Word grows exponentially.  In the Hindu scripture the Word of God is spoken of as a song, a series of “sounds”.  Just as sounds are energy in motion, so the Word becomes energy in motion.  For those who are more curious, the energies (notes) of the Word set into activity various elements of the deva evolution, the Mother aspect of creation that is involved with form (body) building.  The word is completely subjective.

In the case of the solar Logos the Word may be considered as thought that produces a material thought form.  Through the activity of the devas, that thought form becomes the framework for the solar system to be, and the Word becomes the driving force to implement that creation.  Our Solar Logos then is the God of the Bible for he created the heavens and the Earth through his employment of the Word.  He is not the end of the story, however, because He in turn is held within the aura or influence of a still greater being, the Logos of the Seven Solar Systems – of which we are but one.  Then instead of planets orbiting a central sun, we have multiple star systems as a correspondence, all orbiting a central realm.

The Seven Solar Systems

The Seven Solar Systems is a cluster including some nearby companion stars, many of which can be seen in our night sky.  In our winter sky we find the stars Sirius and Proceyon.  In the southern sky are others such as Alpha and Beta Centuri.  Each of these star systems are the equivalent of planets we see in our own solar system.  The system always contains seven principal members, and these systems now orbit something that exists only in etheric matter.  At this level of development we again have a Logoic being who holds this entire complex of solar systems within his aura, his sphere of influence.  Again, he is a God.

The principal member of this greater system is our neighboring star Sirius.  Beings from this star system have figured prominently in the history of earlier Earth societies, and many early religions and customs incorporated much that was told to these peoples by alien visitors from Sirius.  The star Sirius is about 8.4 light years distant while the nearest star to Earth, alpha Centuri, is about 4.2 light years away.  So, this system would seemingly be at least 30 light years in diameter.

The next incredible leap brings other star clusters that correspond to our own greater system, The Seven Solar Systems.  In turn, these other cluster systems are ensouled by a still greater being, and had it not already occurred to you,if you continue this evolutionary step process long enough you could even end up with galactic clusters.

He About Whom Naught May Be Said

So, again we have seven principal systems, each of which corresponds to our own Seven Solar Systems.  The most recognizable companion cluster system is the Pleiades.  The Pleiades, also known as the seven sisters, is a familiar night sky object, and is a group of about 60 stars located at a distance of about 400 light years.  Another, the Hyades, in the constellation of Taurus, is similarly a cluster of at least 100 stars located at a distance of about 150 light years.  What has long been noted about this cluster is that these stars appear to all be moving in the same direction.

While the stars of each cluster system orbit about their own central etheric center, each cluster as a whole has its own orbital motion about some still greater etheric realm.  The name given to this greater system is He About Whom Naught May Be Said, and it represents the limit of knowledge possessed by the Masters of our Hierarchy, the source of this information.  The name simply expresses the fact that nothing is known about the system other than some of the members.  For that matter, the Masters have also said that even the consciousness of a solar Logos in a system such as our own is beyond their understanding; we have arrived at the edge of the unknown.

The size of the system that is embodied by He About Whom Naught May Be Said would clearly exceed 500 light years in diameter.  We may contemplate that there are many other systems just like it that together comprise the entire structure of our Milky Way home.

Viewing the universe in every direction we see only variations of what we have in our own neighborhood.  The same 92 elements are everywhere, and always exhibit the same properties – at least in ways we can measure them.  The same physical principles operate universally, and the same types of stars are found everywhere.  Seemingly we could venture that life on other planets in all its various forms will exhibit the same general characteristics we observe here on Earth.

So, when we consider what God is in our terms we think of a being in a creation context, but it also becomes a life form that is able to reproduce itself through a process.  The problem then becomes what created the process?  This has to be a manifestation of God, but more in the nature of a process than a personality, it is radiant energy, a part of the life process.

At each level of development the evolving entity has been in effect a “God” to that which lies within.  At each stage of development the makeup of the entity still patterns the makeup of every human being, each with their own endocrine system consisting of the seven major organs.  To further explore the question What is God, we might then address some of the principal attributes.

God Is Love

What does that mean?  Some say it glibly, or even with conviction, but the meaning is still rather obscure.  At one level, we associate love with emotions and desires.  It is also part of our most basic existence, the urge to procreate, in short sex.  This is love in its primal state because it is first directed toward the self, and self gratification.  The evolutionary focus of most individuals today is at the solar plexus, and love in that context is an astral plane experience.

Only as one advances along the evolutionary path onto the mental plane of consciousness where the individual becomes less concerned with the self, and the focus shifts outward, away from the self.  At first this finds another person, and finally humanity in general.  In this process the focus of consciousness shifts from the solar plexus upward toward the heart center, from the astral plane to the mental plane.  This change is accompanied by a progressive change in the material makeup of our various bodies.  The coarser grades of etheric matter are replaced with finer material.

This process of development to us is one that proceeds over a vast amount of time, and clearly we are looking beyond a dictionary definition of love.  Now at the end of the age of Pisces and beginning of the new age of Aquarius, this evolutionary process is becoming more dramatic as well as apparent.  It is, in any event, due to the subjective energies in which we are immersed.  We do not sense these energies, but our bodies are affected by them.

We can more clearly see the effects working out where old social and political barriers are being broken down with increasing rapidity.  Aspects of society present in one generation are completely changed a generation later.  We also see groups form that are alarmed at the changes and work to take matters back to the way they were, thus maintaining the status quo.  Such, for example, is the nature of our two party system of government, a work in progress.

The new concept of love is then predicated upon our development through the evolutionary process itself – in contrast to what we might expect.  At present it manifests as openness to new ideas or tolerance as in better human relations.  Love ceases to be an emotion and becomes an ideal.  It ceases to be centered in the self, and becomes inclusive, man becomes more group oriented, not individual.  Love manifests as the increasing consciousness we experience as we proceed along the evolutionary path.  It is a new way of life, we name this process synthesis..

To many words?  The statement God is Love expresses a moving, changing process of evolution that involves shifts in consciousness, progressive refinement of the matter aspect of our forms, and increasing activity of our etheric centers (chakras).

The Creative Process

So, actually a God is a being who may by an act of Will, cause the initiation of a creative process resulting in a living entity or entities.  Because this may happen at all levels of creation there are many Gods.  Each God may then hold a number of lesser Gods within his aura, his sphere of influence – just as we hold our own endocrine system within our selves, it is part of us.  So, while in this universe everything seems separate, it may be said that everything is one, because it is always part of something greater.

We are inevitably faced with the question of what is the final evolutionary goal?  It should be apparent that that is unknowable as is the why or how things work the way they do.  The universe and all its parts work together seamlessly thus giving all the aspect of some overall divine plan.  The same patterns or principles hold throughout the universe, and at all levels.  So, while the “What is God” turns out to be something understandable, the rest is a puzzle.

Where does religion fit into all this?

Any discussion about God automatically involves religion, but how does religion come to us thereby replacing earlier totem and idol worship?  While the origins are in the spiritual worlds, the process of entry into our physical plane world should be of interest.

Spiritual concepts come from the subjective side of our existence.  the originator (teacher), through a process of “overshadowing” impresses the mind of a person in the three lower worlds who is sufficiently developed to be able to ground (register) such subjective information.  He or she is in turn able to convey what is understood by putting it into words.  The information may then be put into writing by a scribe.

Thus, for example, we had a Lord Gautama impressing the mind of the Prince Siddhartha who in turn presented the Buddhist teachings.  Or we had a Lord Maitreya impressing the mind of Jesus who in turn passed the grounded teaching to his disciples.  The disciples, through the work of scribes in turn set it into written form – which then became the Bible we know and the Christian religion.  It might also be noted that while such teaching is most always given telepathically, on occasion the mode may be through clairaudience.

Religion is essentially man made, an individual or closed group endeavor.  As a creation of man, religion also seeks power, status, and wealth in whichever order.  The particular nature of any religion then is an individual thing.  Just as individuals differ, so do religions, and so we have one of the primary issues that serve to divide men.  From a spiritual perspective, that which serves to divide is fundamentally evil.

The religion of the future will be more of an individual thing yet it will be universal.  It will be more like a science, like natural law, and it will involve a study of man himself.  The religion of the future will also be lacking in the devotional aspects of present day religion as it will represent a more mental approach to life.  As one might expect, the old forms of religion will have to die off before the new will truly flourish, or they may adapt as Christianity always has.  All this change may take several centuries for it will proceed a step at a time.  What we see now is the breaking down of the old political and social institutions in preparation for the new.  On every side we see turmoil, the changes as well as the resistance to those changes.