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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Door of Everything




I have just finished reading The Door of Everything by Ruby Nelson and I am in absolute awe over the beautiful way this little book presents spiritual truth and wisdom. When I say "little" I mean it - the book is 4"x6" and 180 pages. It's size and simple message are part of its charm. I have been feeling confused and overwhelmed by the enormous number of instructions, meditations, transmissions, and rituals being offered by numerous people of good intentions, showing us the way to prepare ourselves for ascension. Still stuck in my 3-D existence, I have only so much time and energy for these endeavors, and they are all so appealing, How do I choose?

Ruby's method is simple and straight-forward: "Love, praise, and gratitude, arising from your heart center in silent expectancy, are the three Ascension Attitudes, those focused attitudes of mind that exalt your feelings toward the Christhood level." (p. 109) These three attitudes are the keys to the Door of Everything, also known as the Kingdom of Heaven.

What's interesting about Ruby's book is that it is copyrighted 1963. This was long before the dawning of the "New Age" and its many references to ascension, the Law of Attraction, Oneness, and the vibratory nature of all things; and yet all of these concepts and other "new" ideas are presented here with easily understood illustrations. Also remarkable is the fact that I have searched for Ruby Nelson online and I cannot find her. She does not have a website or a bio or a Facebook page. Her book can be read free-of-charge online: The Door of Everything. She is not trying to promote herself in any way.

The book was written as if the words came directly from the Creator, and I am quite convinced that they flowed from Ruby's higher self onto the page. The only concept that seems more 1963 than divine in origin is her reference to the "Father Consciousness" in everyone, but she also speaks of our Mother-Father God. Whether we refer to our higher consciousness as Father, Mother, Christ consciousness, or something else, this is the spirit of everything - the Love and Light that are all that really is - that stand knocking on the other side of the door that only we can open. We open this door with love, gratitude, and praise. And with faith.

Ruby's Christ consciousness tells us that we will have trouble passing through the door to the kingdom of heaven if we cannot break our habit of judging by appearances. It appears that sickness, poverty, and death are real components of life on earth. We see them, we believe in them, and so they are. Jesus said: "Be ye perfect, even as your Father in Heaven is perfect." But we don't believe it's possible to be perfect. Jesus wasn't serious, was he? And when he said "You will do greater things than I have done," he couldn't have really meant it! And yet Jesus frequently pointed out the power of faith: "Your faith has made you whole . . . . If you have the faith of a mustard seed you will be able to move mountains."

I do believe that my true nature is divine, whole, and eternal. I know that disease and old age are not part of the divine plan for humanity. And yet, every morning I wake up feeling stiff with arthritic pain - sometimes with tendonitis in a foot or an arm. As Ruby says, belief is a necessary step toward faith, but faith is stronger. When I have the same faith in my divine being as I have that the sun will come up tomorrow morning, then I will wake up whole and perfect.

RE: faith, Ruby's Christ consciousness says: "Signs of my inner heavenly kingdom do not precede your comprehension of truth, they follow it. Signs do not precede your faith, they also follow that." (p. 134)

How difficult it is to have faith in something BEFORE we see or experience it. This is why so few people have passed through the door to the kingdom of everything. Most Christians think they need only believe that Jesus performed miracles and returned from the dead. They do not believe that he was demonstrating how we can accomplish the same and even greater things. Believing that nothing is impossible is the first step toward faith.

Ruby's Christ consciousness tells us that faith will come when we spend time in the stillness where we can hear the small, quiet voice of God. She says you cannot "reach a state of total stillness where mighty faith takes over if others all around you are promoting their false gods of imperfection. Evict these noises from the privacy of your closet and listen only to the words of those who have discovered the one God of perfect Being." (p. 151) I find that others around me are CONSTANTLY promoting the negative side of life they see as real. I have yet to spend enough time in the silence, promoting the perfection of God's world, so that faith will take over.

Ruby points out that we see proof of faith's power whenever we believe we're getting sick and old, and we do; whenever we believe we won't have enough of what we need for an abundant life, and we are lacking. It is up to us to change our faith in the imperfect life to a faith in the perfect life that God wants us to have.

I can think of a few times when my faith in the unseen manifested something good. Twenty-seven years ago, when my husband and I had been trying unsuccessfully for a baby for four years, we applied for adoption, and were promised a healthy infant within a year. This promise gave me so much faith in the wonderful gift to come that I became pregnant and gave birth to a healthy baby girl nine months later. Five years ago I was struggling with the dilemma of finding fulfilling work. One day I wrote in my journal, "This is the day that I will discover the work I can do that will use my gifts and talents." I must have made this declaration with more faith than usual, because it was indeed the day that I learned about the Celebrant Foundation & Institute where I would study and become certified as a life-cycle and wedding celebrant.

You may have had some similar experiences that demonstrate how faith can make things happen. Ruby says: "Faith is your magnetic force and prayer illuminates the way." (p. 176) I am praying that my faith will grow strong enough that I will be able to open the Door to Everything and walk into that wonderful state of being where I will be one with everything - which, as Ruby says is not many things, but One. "Everything is Love" and "Love contains Everything." Our true, eternal life begins on the other side of the door. And "Life is Light and Light is Love." (p. 180) I believe this with all my heart and soul. All I need now is FAITH!


For more on this topic see: Advent: Waiting for the Door to Open


       
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13 comments:

  1. Very inspiring, and a good reminder to practice these simiple, but powerful truths!

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  2. I've just read this book, it has taken me years to read it all, as I read it in bits over these years. Very profound and inspiring. Thank you for your page on this book, as I read I kept thinking of how I would like to share it with others - (though it cautions one against going out and trying to share half understood truths) - And I feel the best way to share it now is with others who have read it also. Each of us has found our own way to this source of truth and so are already on the same track. Thank you for being amongst those who care to understand. Much love and many blessings.
    Dia

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  3. So glad to share the insights from this creative source. Nice to hear from you, Dia!

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  4. Came across this book in 1987 and has been a foundation stone ever since, so simple, so profound. worth reading many times. A friend put it on tape which was wonderful to listen to while relaxing in the bath! Surprising few know of this little gem though it is still available which says something. Glad it touched you so deeply.

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  5. Ruby Nelson Thank you very much for writing this book.Its very beautiful and simple to understand going to read it again and again.Their is a part in the book that was in a dream I had back in 2007.I was looking down at the Earth and it was amazing the view then I began to do a form of Moon walk/break dancing out toward Mars I think and light was comming out of my feet.When I read this I was blown away It was a dream five years ago and this book was writen ten years before I was born.U R Awesome Thank you for sharring the light within...Aloha

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  6. I am also a lover of this wonderful little book and have carried it around with me for years, however for about a year now I seem to be getting a deeper understanding of the messages. I love the way I can read it and reread it and often find something completely new. I am so filled with joy and look positively towards the future, being younger, stronger and more radiant and full of love, light and beauty. Love to all Julie

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  7. I join you and the others here in their feelings about the powerfully insightful book that I have had for over twenty years and have worn out three copies studying this profound life message. Your particular comments are totally expressive of my feelings of this little book that has become my bible and my philosophical and metaphysical views on how to achieve the heaven of perfection that is within us all. If only we would as a human race recognize this and behave as if we understood that truly we are one in consciousness. My auntie who raised me was named Ruby and somehow I feel that she is also responsible for my coming into contact with Ms. Nelson's treatise. Her neice has a blog that is inviting people to comment. Adrienne

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  8. Thank you everyone for sharing your hopes. I absolutely cherish this book and you of like mind. I have never finished the book because I so much want to live every word in it. I feel like it's a precious gift to be held close. I'm trying to resolve not to see the weakness, to just let the bondage go. Since I came across the example with the tomato seed, my cry has been "I need my body, mind and soul to overcome!"

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  9. One of my favorite books though I don't seem to hold onto one long before I give it away. I have learned a daily practice 12 years ago that adds compassion as a fourth ascension attitude. It has been very helpful.

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    1. Sankara, can you tell us more about your practice?

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    2. It is an ancient teaching that uses praise, gratitude, love, and compassion in four specific phrases as a means to take the surface mind beyond the limits of its belief system and in the process gradually to become still enough to allow the door to open.
      I think one of the hardest things has been not to get discouraged by how stubborn the old thought patterns can be. Having something I can do both in meditation and in daily activity has made all the difference. I am only in the last year getting to where I thought I should be able to get years ago even though I became a teacher of it not long after learning.
      If you like to read, First Thunder or Ascension by MSI have more information. The first is a novel; the second is a collection of essays.

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  10. I have just started to read this book and like all of you I feel the truth and understanding is Devine! Each page is like unfolding the knowledge of the universe.

    After many years of meditation I have come to realise that the only way to attain faith and belief in who and what you are is through your enlightenment which is only gained when your Kundalini is awakened.

    If anyone is interested in experiencing this life changing experience of enlightenment you can watch this video where Kindalini awakening is explained

    https://youtu.be/fwKd9hUtc4w

    please give your comments on how you feel after your enlightenment

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  11. this book has had profound impact on me... I can say I am more willing ... a lot more willing to surrender to "God's will be done" and feel happy and glad I am doing so.

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