The Divine Matrix (Braden)

External Quotes from the book

  • “Come to the edge.
    We might fall.
    Come to the edge.
    It’s too high!
    And they came.
    and he pushed.
    and they flew.”
    – Christopher Logue
  • “Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature.  And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are … part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.”
    – Max Plank (1858-1947), physicist
  • “When we understand us, our consciousness, we also understand the universe and the separation disappears.”
    – Amit Goswami, physicist
  • “Everything must be based on a simple idea.  Once we have finally discovered it, [it] will be so compelling, so beautiful, that we will say to one another, yes, how could it have been any different.”
    – John Wheeler (1911 – ) physicist
  • “There are two ways to be fooled.  One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
    – Soren Kiekegaard (1813 – 1855), philosopher
  • “So, why is the universe as big as it is?  Because we’re here.”
    – John Wheeler (1911 – ) physicist
  • “Imagination creates reality ….  Man is all imagination.”
    – Neville (1905 – 1972), visionary and mystic
  • “So here we are– all part of this great hologram called Creation, which is everybody else’s SELF . . . .
    It’s all a cosmic play, and there is nothing but you!”
    – Itzhac Bentov (1923 – 1979), scientist, author, and mystic
  • “To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And Heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.”
    – William Blake (1757 – 1827), poet and visionary mystic
  • “Time is not all what it seems.  It does not flow in only one direction, and the future exists simultaneously with the past.”
    – Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), physicist
  • “Time is what prevents everything from happening at once.”
    – John Wheeler (1911 – ) physicist
  • “When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised.  Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.”
    – Seng-ts’an, 6th-century philosopher
  • “We are the mirror as well as the face in it.”
    – Rumi, 13th-century poet
  • “Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.”
    – Ernsest Holmes (1887 – 1960), founder of Science of Mind
  • “The kingdom is inside of you, and is outside of you. . . .  There is nothing hidden which will not become manifest”
    – Jesus’ words, recorded by Didymos Judas Thomas, from the Nag Hammadi library
  • “You have now found the conditions in which the desire of your heart can become the reality of your being.  Stay here until you acquire a force in you that nothing can destroy.”
    – Spoken to the mystic Gurdjieff by his teacher in Meetings with Remarkable men: Gurdjieff’s Search for Hidden Knowledge”
  • “Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to.  Don’t try to see through the distances.  That’s not for human beings.  Move within, but don’t move the way fear makes you move.”
    – Rumi

Five Ancient Mirrors of Relationships

  1. Reflections of the MomentYou read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment.”
    – The Gospel of Thomas
  2. Reflections of What We Judge in the Moment“Recognize what is in your sight and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you.”
    – The Gospel of Thomasp.168: “Each person in competition is a mirror to you.  As your personal mirror, your opponent will show you who you are in the moment.  By observing how he approaches you, you’re seeing his reaction to how he perceives you.”
  3. Reflections of What We’ve Lost, Given Away, or had Taken from Us“The kingdom of the [father] is like a certain woman who was carrying a [jar] full of meal.  While she was walking [on the] road, still some distance from home, the handle of the jar broke, and the meal emptied out behind her [on] the road.  She did not realize it; she had noticed no accident.  When she reached her house, she set the jar down and found it empty.”
    – The Gospel of Thomas
  4. Reflections of Our Dark Night of the Soul“That which you have will save you if you bring it forth from yourselves.”
    – The Gospel of Thomas
  5. Reflections of Our Greatest Acts of Compassion“Show me the stone which the builders have rejected.  That one is the cornerstone.”
    – The Gospel of Thomas

p.154: In the West, we affirm our separation from or Creator through our translation of the great prayer from the Bible that describes this relationship:  The Lord’s Prayer.

For example, the common Western translation begins: “Our Father, who art in Heaven,” acknowledging this separation.  In this interpretation, we’re “here” while God is somewhere else far away.  The original Aramaic text, however, offer a different view of our relationship with our Heavenly Father.  A translation of the same phrase begins, “Radiant One: You shine within us, outside us – even darkness shines – when we remember.”  [Author quoting from Douglass-Klotz, Prayers of the Cosmos, p. 12]

20 Keys of Conscious Creation

  1. The Divine Matrix is the container that holds the universe, the bridge between all things, and the mirror that shows us what we have created.
  2. Everything in our world is connected to everything else.
  3. To tap the force of the universe itself, we must see ourselves as part of the world rather than  separate from it.
  4. Once something is joined, it is always connected, whether it remains physically linked or not.
  5. The act of focusing our consciousness is an act of creation.  Consciousness creates!
  6. We have all the power we need to create all the changes we choose!
  7. The focus of our awareness becomes the reality of our world.
  8. To simply say that we choose a new reality is not enough!
  9. Feeling is the language that “speaks” to the Divine Matrix.  Feel as though your goal is accomplished and your prayer is already answered.
  10. Not just any feeling will do.  The ones that create must be without ego and judgment.
  11. We must become in our lives the things that we choose to experience as our world.
  12. We are not bound by the laws of physics as we know them today.
  13. In a holographic “something,” every piece of the something mirrors the whole something.
  14. The universally connected hologram of consciousness promises that the instant we create our good wishes and prayers, they are already received at their destination.
  15. Through the hologram of consciousness, a little change in our lives is mirrored everywhere in our world.
  16. The minimum number of people required to “jump start” a change in consciousness is the root of 1% of a population.
  17. The Divine Matrix serves as the mirror in our world of the relationships that we create in our beliefs.
  18. The root of our “negative” experiences may be reduced to one of three universal fears (or a combination of them): abandonment, low self-worth, or lack of trust.
  19. Our true beliefs are mirrored in our most intimate relationships.
  20. We must become in our lives the very things that we choose to experience in our world.

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