Sunday, July 08, 2007

Does She Have The Spark Within?

In a recent post on the Palm Tree Garden Forum, it was asked if questionable people (such as JZ Knight/Ramtha, who was mentioned in the topic itself) have a Spark of Light within, and if then we should honour that Spark within these people, who may be misguided, corrupt, or even worse.

The answer is, of course, yes. She does have a Spark within. Even that most abhorrent of individuals, Adolf Hitler, does (or did, at least). When we conceive of everyone as having a Spark of Light, a Divine Flame, within them, we cannot go back on that conception when we encounter evil or iniquity in people. Even the most evil of people have a Spark of Divinity within them – no, they may not be using it, or may not be in any way in touch with that Light, but it is there all the same, buried beneath the layers of deception and cruelty (among other things) they (and society around them) have built up over the years.

Let us consider a few passages from the Gospel of Thomas for illumination on this:

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” (Thomas, 70)

What you bring forth from within you is the Spark of Light, and this Spark is your Salvation. If you do not bring forth the Light of this Spark, then you live in a world of Darkness, and this Darkness will destroy you and those around you. Indeed, for the case of Hitler, it was not merely the failing to bring forth the Spark of Light within him, but the rejection of the Sparks of Light within others (the Jews in particular) that led to such evil and destruction.

“Light exists inside a person of light, and he shines on the whole world. If he does not shine, there is darkness.” (Thomas, 24)

We are all people of the Light, for there is a Spark of Divinity in us all. If we do not shine, however, then there is Darkness. It is the task of people everywhere, in whatever manner is possible to them, to let the Light of their Divinity shine forth to repel the Darkness and illuminate the world.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007



To ignore the spark of light within you
Is to demean the authority of your spirit,
And to demean the authority of your spirit
Is to degrade the stature of the Lord, your God.
Recognition is as the casting off of cloaks
And the removal of worn and weathered walls;
When you cast off the cloak of illusion
And knock down the wall of separation,
You will find and you will know
That the spark of light within you
Is God.

Those who shun and spurn and shirk,
And those who don veils and vestures
So as to hide the beauty of their souls,
Or reject the beauty of the souls of others,
Cannot bypass the Gate of Heaven,
For those who reject shall be rejected,
And those who shun shall be shunned,
And those who veil shall be met with veils,
And they shall neither know them,
Nor penetrate nor pierce them,
For the walls of man are thick and high,
And the clouds of heaven are many,
And vigilant are the Watchers
Who grow an extra eye
For ever slight against a spark
Of God.