Hey, kids. This here monkey (me) has been gone for a while, indeed.
For those of you who don't know, I've been hard at work (hard at play, actually) creating a music and art studio/lounge in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. It's called Sunstone Studios and Lighthouse Lounge (click here to visit our Facebook page), and it's officially open. And now that it is, I can gradually re-incorporate some of the endeavors I had put on hold.
So I'm back on Blue Monkey Island, and since I'm feeling a bit "rapturous" these days, I thought I'd share a passage I came across recently regarding the "Rapture".
As with all material I post on this blog, you are responsible for your own interpretation of these thoughts and ideas. These are not necessarily my thoughts, though I am posting them becuase I find them stimulating or insightful in one way or another.
So enjoy, and don't be afraid to tell me what you think!
It's good to be back on the island...
The following excerpt is from the Spirit Library website. You can read this transcript anothers here.
"Can you tell us more about the Rapture, as understood by some modern Christians? Will it happen? If so, when will the bodies of believers be in the Rapture?"
"What people have called the rapture in certain religions will not occur as a single, massive event. Instead, it is occurring to each of you individually, one by one. This is part of the process of Enlightenment and it is something that has been happening to people throughout history, but very rarely. One of the reasons that some religions have identified the idea of a singular event for the rapture is that as humans, you have picked up on a fact that rapture, or Enlightenment, is happening on a more widespread basis more often now than it ever was before. It is becoming more available to all of you.
"Here is what happens. What you call a rapture experience for an individual is the thing that occurs when you as an individual remember so completely who you really are. Remember so consciously that you indeed are just energy, just light, just spirit that it is no longer possible for you to retain your energy within your human body and you leave your human body. One of the phrases the Keepers use, or Jen uses as a channel for the Keepers is to say that you twinkle out. It is like if matter and energy are interchangeable, which indeed they are, then it actually takes a great deal of effort for your soul to hold all that energy in physical form. When you really truly remember who you are, not just as an idea, not just as a thought, but as a true remembering, yourselves immediately shift back into light and you are no longer in your body. You no longer exist as a human being.
"Of course when this happens, you will no longer be living the human life that you are living now. It is an oversimplification to say that this will be a single event that occurs to all of you, based on some external authority like God or some other divine being who will decide for you when it happens. It will decide for you how it happens or to whom it happens. Actually this is completely driven by you as an individual soul and is not driven by your conscious mind. Your higher self drives it, which is the true you, who can see everything about your journey, knows exactly what is right for you and exactly when. As a human being, consciously, there is nothing for you to wait for actually. Nothing is going to happen to you. You will, in your own time, when it is perfectly right for you, remember who you truly are and shift into light.
"Until that happens, it does not really serve you to try and it certainly does not serve you to try to determine who will be “raptured” and who will not. For in fact, this really has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with who you are on your individual path on your individual journey. As long as you still have something to gain from living your human life, you will stay here. This is true about the choice your soul is making about whether to be raptured or whether to go through a normal human death. This rapture, or twinkling, is no easier or better than going through death. It is just a very different process. Death gives you a process. It gives you a journey to move from your human self back to your higher self. Twinkling, or the rapture, eliminates that process and simply allows you to simply switch in a single moment.
"From the prospective of the Keepers, or any of the higher beings, there is no good or bad, there is no judgment on whether you are good if you go through a rapture or not. There is just no weight or gravity here. People who think about the idea of the rapture through their religions, part of what happens is those religious institutions lead you to see this process as being a reflection of whether you are being good or bad. Each of you who are working with the idea of the rapture, you assign a great deal of heaviness to the idea of the rapture. For in your heart, you have been led to believe that your goodness, your own divinity, your own worthiness, relies on whether you go through a rapture or not.
"As long as you still have a question about your own goodness, as long as you still feel as if there is something wrong with you, as if you were something other than light or love, as long as you feel that, then you still have a good reason to be here on Planet Earth living a conscious, human life because much of human life is set up for you to forget who you really are -- to forget that you are truly good through and through. Then to go through a long, slow process of healing, otherwise known as remembering who you really are, coming to realize that everything is light. Everything is love. That you are made of light and love and that it is inherently antithetical to who you are to act out of any motivation other than love. As long as you are still working to remember that, you will not go through the rapture. You will stay here working on that. That is what you came here for."
-Akashic Records, through Jen Aramith. You can read more of Jen's transctipts here.