The religion and science of Luke 17:21
The Kingdom of God is within you” seems beyond comprehension, but only because outdated science taught us that “if it cannot be measured, it does not exist.” This basic precept of science gave birth to identifying self with possessions, with physical attributes, or anything external. This type of science effectively makes it impossible to have “God within you.” Neither does religion help us comprehend Luke 17:21 when it teaches that a jealous and wrathful God sits in heaven and watches our every move.
Luke 17:20 negates materialist science for here Jesus tells the Pharisees that “the Kingdom of God cometh not with observation.” We get an idea of God’s Kingdom from Matthew 18:3, where Jesus says, “Truly, I say to you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” To be like little children is to be in a state of joy. Just note that little children need no reason to be in a state of joy; it simply is in their nature. We can see them merrily skipping and hopping, for no reason except that they are expressing how they feel. 1 John 4:8 says, “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love,” and 1 John 4:13 says, “This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us; He has given us of His Spirit.” It is clear, therefore, that the Kingdom of God is not a geographical location, but an emotional state, a state of consciousness.
Notice that when a man is livid with anger, he “loses himself” (in court he may plead “temporary insanity”), and when he finally calms down and realizes what he has done, he feels sorry. He went from a very low state of consciousness—rage—to a neutral state of consciousness.
Sir David Hawkins, MD, PhD, was an internationally renowned psychiatrist and consciousness researcher who mapped the scale of consciousness. Knowing that everything is in vibration, even our emotions, he found the following corresponding frequencies of emotion measured in hertz: Negative emotions start with shame at 20, guilt at 30, apathy at 50, grief at 75, fear at 100, desire at 125, anger at 150, pride at 175, and courage at 200. Neutrality is at 250, then positive emotions start with willingness at 310, acceptance at 350, reason at 400, love at 500, joy at 540, and ecstasy at 560. Bliss registers at 600 and onward, approaching oneness.
We came into this world fresh from God’s Kingdom, vibrating upward of 500 hertz until we were fed with beliefs of low vibration. Each accepted belief of low vibration resides and attaches itself as cellular memory in our material aspect, our body, and these form habits from where we unconsciously operate. This, I believe, explains why a number of heart transplant patients have reportedly acquired their donor’s character traits and preferences. But our inner spirit remains untouched by our body’s acquired low vibratory memory. This should explain why, upon death, as reported by tens of thousands who had a near-death experience, they floated above their body and witnessed what was going on, then entered a tunnel which they eventually exited into light. And all related feeling nothing but love in their new existence.
Mystics tell us that living a human life is an opportunity to develop in consciousness, for if we consciously choose to see what is good, to feel the goodness of all and everything in our life, we align ourselves with Inner Spirit, and we vibrate in the 500-and-above frequencies. To be in sin is to vibrate at the lower levels of consciousness.
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Philip S. Ycasiano is director of the Philippine Columbian Association.
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