TIME is derived out from Life, not Life from Time, or its opportunities. Life maketh and createth the Time, yet neither is compelled into substance or in being.
Manifestation is a true concert of wills: the Divine driving consciousness and the participant... who exaggerates himself forth into the glamour of substance. And whilst Time itself requires the cooperation of the Spiritual Infinities, it does not enter into any warranty of permanence, but rather stands alone within the confines and perimeters self-defined.
For it is that Time pertains only to its own relevance, and is marked and measured by decay. When the World has achieved the transubstantiation of all substance and therefore the substantiality of such matter, the World will become as timeless as any other realm within the Corporeal and Heavenly domains.
Hell, by its own nature, is decay.
Derision lacks permanency - this is how the Universal Good succeeds all. Literally, Love endures; phenomenally that which is good, sound and pure and most Holy, is incorruptible - whether it be souls of the Kingdom, or deeds personified.
Yet that which is becoming fixed within a persuasive permanency is not perhaps the apex of hope for Mankind within itself. An illustration of this exists within the well meaning kingdoms of Lucifer, where a certain immortality was prematurely realized, and although the aging and decaying process was halted and his realm was locked somewhat into perpetuity, it has a hollowness in quality and a certain presence of an ongoing memorial to past life rather than a continuum of genuine living. And so there is a form of 'perfection' and 'goodness' which can stand alone and achieve a super-substantiality and yet in the same, lacks verve.
Verve is a great word, isn't it? Sounds like "nerve", yet it has the 'v' for vitality. A forceful motion forward - a vitality that is imbued with creating something inspired and character filled - an energy that is not just pure energy alone, but driven by purpose. The vitality of verve is the very purpose that inspires it.
The fixed nature of Lucifer's world lacks an ongoing purpose because it has achieved a homeostasis it does not want challenged. It is only strong enough to stand alone if kept to principles that define it, and in this respect becomes in truth a tomb and but a repetition of itself... without the prospect of ever advancing forward.
Generally speaking it is a universal principle to incrementally incorporate small and positive change. Beings do not hazard themselves with challenges that will defeat them. Evolution is the gradual adoption of allowable, permitable and livable consequence. Evolution could not survive itself if it took major risks upon itself. It is not reckless, nor haphazard, nor a gamble with that which it already has achieved. The further advancements are negotiated before possibility and viability, all the while sustained by an overall goodness.
How then you ask, can Hell and its diminishing exist? Why do the Spiritual Worlds even harbor any such places of spiritual disease and death?
To answer this we must first consider the several states of life and death throughout the Cosmic Spheres:
• Autumnal Death
• Death - into Resurrection
• Static Life - as Death
• Life via Resurrection
• Life via Evolution (the constant gradient)
• Creative Life
• Holy & Miraculous Life
Death/Cessation: The Grand Finale
This term applies to those conditions, manifestations or beings that were once existent and now extinct - without recovery or transformation or resurrection. (Eventually to be discarded - even in the recorded Mahalayas*.)
Autumnal Death: The Cyclical Sloughing
This form of Death is perennial to some annual need of self determining or administration. It is accounted for and recommended for the advancement of the Life experiencing it.
Pertaining to a reorganization and a cleansing, where new life quickly rechannels where needed, this form of sloughing and mini-death can be fragmented and repetitive, constant and energetic.
The Resurrective Death process occurs at the baseline of life where the two worlds meet … in contrast to the ordinary Death that happens end point, at the highest exhaustion.
An example of these is as follows:
• Man goes to sleep - Autumnal Death: partial death to the waking consciousness which finds renewal.
• Man awakes - Resurrection Death: comes back in through the gates he left by.
• Man dies. End point cessation - ordinary Death. Exhausts its physical capacity.
• Man awakes in the Spiritual worlds - Resurrection Death: back to where he started.
• Man reincarnates into the World again - Autumnal aspect to the shedding of lives.
• Man forgets his former lives when in the World - Cessation/Death to past consciousness.
The key to resurrection is the returning to the beginning and starting over. If you come to think of this as being pretty good, it will make up for the other connotations diminishing their strength in any matter. Most folk equate resurrection with a triumph and an improved circumstance. Indeed it might have both in consideration to it being required, however its application is simply that of going back to the very beginning - not an improved beginning, but the beginning - in order to start again. Resurrection alone does not bring betterment by its action.
Where Life is manifest and not disintegrating or desisting, and yet does not change for the better either - if it cannot and does not respond in kind to the life outside of its own realm, but rather has become an island of such plastic creation, this is known as a form of Death also - fixed, impenetrable, incontrovertible, and without the traffic of the Heavenly Graces permeating through it (such as Humor, Charity, Empathy, Love).
Life via Resurrection
That which lives gathers experience. It wears its experience in a myriad of ways. It does not have to be maintained or realized in the working consciousness, but is ever present in the fibrous sinew of the very soulic enterprise of being. And whilst the Resurrection Death process is of itself a relatively mundane action, the response to the re-embodying Life who experiences this process, is considerably strengthened and invigorated.
For some reason (a Divine mystery) when Life returns from the point of a death, it does so with a voracity of splendor. So it is with both bud and Man. This energetic drive is known as the Resurrective Life.
Life via Evolution: The Constant Gradient
If this Principle did not govern our Spiritual realms we would be all in static death placement or disintegration.
The provision for change is incorporated mercifully within all of Life, and the very push for actual improvement comes from the bulk and body of those coming up from behind those who have advanced.
Magnetically, profoundly, intuitively, and conducively, we are all awakened within by the call of further knowledge of those enlightenments that are shared by the collective experience of the luminaries who have gone before us.
This Divine evolutionary calling draws us all the one direction - without conflict or contradiction towards the infinities.
The Creative Life has a resurrective element insofar that the individual who experiences creativity, does so by going back to the threshold of their own experience and knowledge to the gateway of the spiritual imaginations, to experience and relate something unbefore known by them or the World they are in.
The Creative Life force has that resurrection life force which energetically charges the project entered into. The Creative Life can apply to:
• the propagation of children physically and spiritually;
• the incarnating of 'new' thoughts and ideas;
• the constructs of inspired design;
• the motivations of all learning;
• the lively interactions of purposeful relationship;
• the perseverance of task (i.e. creating a garden, a quilt, a building, a manuscript);
• wonderings and musings;
• Divine inspiration and revelation.
On a cosmic level the Creative Life is powerfully driven through the Gods themselves who expel from their own Being the perspiration of intent. In reverence and celebration, their projects are excitedly looked on upon and participated in. And once again - even for Deity design - there becomes the elements of both Resurrective Death and Resurrective Life contributing to their project.
You see if something were to start perfectly without needing revision, it would be self-fulfilled and static - statically dead from its beginning. This is where the notion came from that it is important for there to be a little fault or flaw in one's creation.
In many respects a project must renew itself with a regulated death and resurrection process, before it can find its place in the evolutionary life process where it is elastic enough to simply go on from one perfection to the next.
Holy & Miraculous Life
This Life is the very life behind the Life which is, and the Life that is yet to be. Miraculous Life, it is said, is the font of all Humor. It has an element of unpredictability and Grace; it has a power that exceeds and succeeds all Death.
The Miraculous Life in our experience, is consciously responsive to need and to plight. It is not mere force, energy or opportunity - it has discernment and charity. The more one sees this Life in action, the more one comes to regard the Divine in personal consideration; and with such, in deep respect and gratitude also.
The question as to how the Spiritual, diseased and death can exist is a twofold question. If you see a human or a demon that is beyond redemption and destined for the internments of Hell, you will find that the Spirit that was within either being originally, has departed and returned back to its very own beginnings.
The creatures of Hell are not living with a living life - they exist with a static life, being fixed at that point where in abhorrence their spirit disconnected from them permanently. They continue in what they have become - at that lowest point of behavior and conduct, with no motivation for evolutionary life and no means to obtain it - destitute spiritual corpses devoid of empathy, compassion or humor.
There are certain magicians and black demi-gods who choose to create armies of such beings, perverting life into zombie separations, where the evolution is stripped back and the men or elemental lose their sense of the divine and holy life. And yet the consequences for such, always - always - come back upon them, resulting in them also coming to forfeit the very same as they have invoked in others. For such is the wisdom of the Miraculous Life... Who by its benevolence and luminosity will further goodness before evil every time.
There are many beings and men whose behavior is unsanitary, and yet there is a life spirit still connecting enough for future learning, to enable them to improve themselves beyond the dark phase of their existence. Most beings will do this - and find their way out from Hell before it collapses in upon them. Only a few will become so displaced that they are so made zombie and divorced completely from their Spirit.
Eventually the Zombie Hell does disintegrate, for with every renewal of the sphere they are in, there is on the second round, no real life to bring them back into existence; and the bodies are evaporated and made cosmic dust - screaming vapors which echo sadness and disappointment. However, these final stages of wretched existence are appearance only of living beings, and no different to an earthly corpse, except for their perpetual animation.
Many ghosts are exactly the same as described above - they bear resemblance to the life that created them, but have no real connection within the current sphere of being. These too need clearing away, and can have quite an evil influence emanating from them - a sort of virulent discontent - which is manifest by only the 'undead'.
Currently within the popular media there has been a revival interest in vampires and zombies, presenting a romantic and lyrical view. It is as comedic as demons doing household chores and acts of charity - not impossible, certainly not likely. And this comes in a period when the esoteric knowledge is finding expression here and there... with keen minds divining the truth, and excited by the fantasy.
The elements which are seemingly missing are that of gravity and strong purpose for the spiritual quest. Drama itself does not necessarily relate to seriousness and commitment - it just sometimes devolves back into chaos after a short respite from its calamity.
It is almost as if the 'spiritual' considerations of the young today, have become distracted by the greatness of it all, rather than the meaning. They are not so engaged, but rather walk their lives as if a tourist with a short term visa. In eons past, men have felt humbled before Nature, inspired by the Stars and ennobled by the Heavens. There has been before them an innate sense of the higher purpose that drives their life - not just a party.
Seriousness itself does not have to come only from the bereaved - and yet where is it to be championed? Mainstream thought now equates seriousness with fanaticism, and through a homogeny of philosophy seeks out an acceptable method of merely hoping for the best. In an age where the macabre is but another entertainment, one has to question at what point will the individuals of today reflect in earnest on the images before them, and realize their true causality?
All Life is intrinsically benevolent; yet beware the path of Death, for Death of itself brings nothing - especially not a good laugh.
* From Sanskrit Maha- "great" and Laya:
A "point of disappearance" - which is the Sanskrit meaning. Laya is from the Sanskrit root li, meaning "to dissolve," "to disintegrate," or "to vanish away." A laya-center is the mystical point where a thing disappears from one plane and passes onwards to reappear on another plane. It is that point or spot - any point or spot - in space, which, owing to karmic law, suddenly becomes the center of active life, first on a higher plane and later descending into manifestation through and by the laya-centers of the lower planes. In one sense a laya-center may be conceived of as a canal, a channel, through which the vitality of the superior spheres pours down into, and inspires, inbreathes into, the lower planes or states of matter, or rather of substance.
-Quoted from The Occult Glossary by G. de Purucker