May 2012 - The Third Way (Part 3) ~ another in the "Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times" series
The Third Way (Part 3 of 3)
by Peter Canova
[Part 1 is March 2012, part 2 is April 2012.]
The Practical Implications of the Third Way
Recognizing the fact that consciousness creates everything and that we all share in that consciousness means we can truly be co-creators of our reality. We cannot do this out of our ordinary consciousness, however.
We must align with our non-ordinary higher consciousness through meditation or other practices. And, this is readily achievable for all. This puts a measure of control into our seemingly random lives — for once we learn the principles of how higher intelligence works:
One of the most satisfying things is having a direct communication with divine intelligence and receiving guiding information that proves out with practical applications. Some people become medical intuitives; others develop intuition that helps their financial decisions.
When we experience the operation of this information in our lives as it translates from the psychic into the material realm, we have passed beyond faith in the unseen (religion) and graduated to knowledge that the unseen is the true underlying reality (spirituality).
The Big Payoff
Now, here’s the big payoff — few people understand the real meaning of quantum physics to date, fewer still understand the hidden spiritual wisdom of the past.
If you doubt this statement, consider this:
A few hundred years ago, the Church had its grip around the neck of the truth. Science gradually bled through this iron curtain.
In our lifetime, we saw the accelerated demise of the fear-based concepts of a judgmental biblical god and and retribution for sin. There was some lag time for the scientific view to seep into the popular mind. For better or worse, it has shaped the basic world outlook of most people today for the last fifty years.
A new genie is now out of the bottle. It is taking the form of quantum physics echoed by rediscovered ancient gospels shedding light on a universal wisdom tradition.
Again, it is taking time to filter into the mass mind awareness and it is happening quicker than the last transition.
When it catches on, we’ll see a quantum leap in all aspects of human activity as we discard the yokes of our past religious and scientific beliefs.
Charles Sanders Peirce, a pioneer of the modern scientific empirical method, wisely said that the conclusions of science are always tentative. The rationality of the scientific method does not depend on the certainty of its conclusions, but on its self-corrective character.
By continued application of the method, science can detect and correct its own mistakes and thus eventually lead to the discovery of truth. Many scientists have forgotten this wisdom.
What a great mystery and a great relief to realize that the God of quantum physics is the God of the ancient mystics come to reclaim a place in our hearts and our awareness to dispel the ignorant errors of our previous works. That is evolution.
And even though we may not have the final insight on these matters, perhaps the point where the objective world of science intersects with the subjective world of mystic spirituality is the closest we will come to discovering universal truth.
There are 3 parts to this essay - our March, April and May 2012 monthly newsletters.
© Peter Canova, 2012, all rights reserved. Used by permission of the author. Thank you, Peter!
About the Author: Peter Canova is an author and speaker. He has written a novel called Pope Annalisa (popeannalisa.com), the first book in a trilogy called the First Souls. Pope Annalisa is a spiritual thriller about an African nun who becomes the first female pope. It has won numerous awards including the Nautilus Gold Award for visionary fiction formerly bestowed on such authors as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra and the Dalai Lama.
Our comment: We have met the Peter Canova, taken one of his workshops and are currently re-reading his novel, Pope Annalisa, which keeps our interest from the first page to the last, with surprise after surprise and twist after twist, through very well-developed characters and a unique story premise. In addition to being great fiction, it provides examples of ways that the world could be different - a story of hope when things look the darkest. Peter is an exceptional teacher who writes extremely well. The book has already won quite a number of prestigious awards. It will likely become a best-seller and a movie. No matter your personal belief system, it provides interesting views of many different philosophies and historical events that help to "set the stage" for the world we live in today and how we might live in the future. It's the best book we've read in quite a while. Very well done!
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