The Esoteric – the Grace of God on Earth

What is the esoteric? Perhaps the easiest way to grasp what the esoteric looks like is simply to engage with a baby and feel the connection, the warmth, openness and equality of affection that is expressed unequivocally to all by the infant, while observing how this childlike expression of these qualities elicits from everyone a deep regard for the delicateness of the infant, a sense of joy in relating to her/him and a melting, warm feeling in the chest – in fact, a gentle surrender to the self-same qualities within oneself.

This is the esoteric – a connection with the innermost heart we are all born with, which somehow becomes layered over with the complication and heavily laden webs of mental activity and emotionality as we develop into what is seen as a normal, functioning human being. Yet this latter version of normality has a tendency to deny the strength, and even the existence of, this connection, bringing us all to a place where our esoteric is either completely unknown or miss-defined and bastardised in our dictionaries the world over to mean:

“Very unusual and understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge.” (1)

How has something we are all born with, something that is completely innate and natural to us all, as witnessed in a baby, have come to mean something exclusive, secretive, and mysterious and known only by a privileged few? Especially when any direct experience with one’s esoteric instantly brings a sense of love-filled, equal and abiding respect for all? How did we allow this on a global scale, as well as with each child born into this world?

A life lived in connection with one’s esoteric naturally brings a deeply felt sense of composure with life: the capacity to hold oneself and others as though in a tender embrace, deeply observing of the multitude of forceful energies that beset us all on a daily basis – what we often refer to as the stresses of life – and offering in the face of such tumult a consistency of love, including those times where it is necessary to offer potentially challenging home truths. All that is not of love is sensitively felt from within as an impostor to the truth of who we are and hence called out as not belonging to the quality of energy that is being lived, not only for oneself, but as a mirror wherein all may see their own reflection and recognise it as their true quality also.

Why would any of us refuse, ignore or bury this connection with Divinity with which we are blessed at birth, to exchange it for a life lived in pursuit of identifying of oneself as an individual, proving oneself according to the externally derived and unforgiving, but socially validated, standards of the outside world?

History indicates the disturbing frequency with which those who have lived the esoteric have been persecuted for choosing to live in a way that brings true community and brotherhood for all and a life lived in service to one’s brethren (2). All the while, these times of persecution did force communities of esoteric underground – and then labelled them as ‘secretive’ for being underground.

We are not as a species a race of bullies. Bullies and the force of bullying most assuredly exist but the majority of us do not fall into this category at all. No – most of us fall more into the category of bystanders, those who allow by our collective silence the force of bullying to flourish.

So whilst the force of bullying does its utmost to crush the esoteric and its expression, it is the bystanders who tacitly affirm by inactivity and apathy that such is life in a ‘dog eat dog world.’

I have never personally witnessed a dog mistreating a fellow dog in this way, however I observe daily the attempt to suppress the esoterically derived natural joy and wonder at life expressed by children and by some adults through what can be the harsh, mental rigours of the education system. It would be seriously verboten (forbidden) to suggest that love be an integral part of the curriculum, that is, both the expression of love in our language and the activity of love in relationship with the knowledge that is taught in schools.

It is a common belief that God, under most of the names conferred upon him by institutionalised religion, did create this planet we call our home. It would seem logical that the presence of His hand in this would naturally lend itself to connecting with the absolute Love that brought forth all that we see in nature and beyond our world to the stars. So why is this excluded from the curriculum?

Is it part of the conundrum – that this can all be felt from our innermost, our esoteric, and that beckoning the esoteric to feel, to express and to flourish would open up our true relationship with Our Father? Having accepted a relationship that is outside the parameters of any currently existing church, we would then need to accept and understand that this relationship with God is that of the Son – His Son – all of us as His Sons and that the esoteric is our bridge back to this truth and to this way of living.

Is it possible that this way of living would upset way too many applecarts for our collective comfort? In a world where we award and reward top of the ladder, singular individuals for their prowess in academia, in sport, in business and in research, is the prospect of God given equality across the board simply too much for us to handle? The grace and love of God that is found in our innermost knows neither distinction nor boundary. It is in its nature to behold us all and to express the grace of God on earth through our esoteric. Is this why we crush and suppress it?

But this suppression buries the most precious part of us all – the part that feels and loves, the part that expresses tenderness and deep affection, the part that holds all with grace as divinely equal brothers.

How much of a travesty have we perpetrated upon ourselves to live in a world where few live from their esoteric and the majority have a false definition of the term – if they have heard of it at all? Why do we deny the grace of God on earth?

By Coleen Hensey

References:

  1. Dictionary, e. (2018). esoteric Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary. [online] Dictionary.cambridge.org. Available at: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/esoteric [Accessed 17 Mar. 2018].
  2. Unimed Living. (2018). Unimed Living. [online] Available at: http://www.unimedliving.com/unimedpedia/word-index/unimedpedia-esoteric.htm [Accessed 17 Mar. 2018].

Further Reading:
The Esoteric – the End-all and Be-all
The Only ‘Esoteric’ in the Village – Discernment or Judgement
Esoteric & Exoteric Philosophy – ‘The Sayings’

462 thoughts on “The Esoteric – the Grace of God on Earth

  1. ‘Why do we deny the grace of God on earth…?’ Perhaps because we have forgotten who we are, we choose to live in comfort or we just love to avoid responsibility for our choices. What do we need to remind the world that the esoteric is inside all of us? Role models from those who have realised the truth who can reflect back who we are – enter Serge Benhayon, Master of Masters, the ultimate role model of love, truth and humility.

  2. I have another explanation: people, that is a big part of humanity, try to crush the esoteric because in the end, it is the end of individualism. And that we will defend at all cost, even it means killing our fellow brothers that live a life that has no or very little self.

  3. The fact is we always live and breathe in the house of God, and by God’s grace we are, here to live and magnify his light through our Soul as the Son’s of God we are. Never are we not in a relationship with God, it is impossible to not be. It is only that we deny, resist and ignore our connection to our Divinity as such lining esoterically, so that we instead can indulge in individuality as such we lose our sense of our true way that is guided by the light of our Soul, our connection the who we innately are.

  4. The grace of God on earth – we are never left alone but only can leave ourselves, i.e. disconnecting from the esoteric that is our innermost nature. Thus even when we feel we are lost, it is in our power to come back and never are we dependent on anyone else.

  5. The esoteric is always there within every single one of us. It’s not meant to be difficult and all it takes to feel is a willingness to let go of the distractions we choose and connect within ourselves.

  6. In a world where nearly everything is keeping us disconnected from ourselves it is no wonder that the true meaning of the ‘esoteric’ is disturbing and thus needs to be disturbed by bastardising the meaning so that one will feel repelled rather than pulled towards it = the innermost of oneself.

  7. Choosing to surrender to the love of your inner-heart you know the truth of the esoteric. The mystery remains for those who are not aware of the boundless love of their own inner-heart.

  8. ‘A life lived in connection with one’s esoteric naturally brings a deeply felt sense of composure with life’, this I have experienced to be true. Recently I have been observing how much I can hold myself in daily life, which is a huge shift for me, as I have let go of the old belief of being lesser and of ‘having to improve my life’.

  9. Because we deny ourselves, as equal sons of God we will get confronted with our acts, the games we played, the way we added to the misery, even we know we are sons of God. This is hurtful to feel, we avoid that. We prefer as a spirit to keep the game running.

  10. Having not spoken up however long ago this definition of the esoteric was put out ““Very unusual and understood or liked by only a small number of people, especially those with special knowledge” we now have a responsibility to live the truth of the word and live the responsibility we have with words so we address the bastardisation of their meanings. Until then we will need to discern for ourselves what is a true definition and what feels like a distraction.

  11. How about taking a moment, right now, and turn inwards, withdraw your attention from the outside world and feel your body, and then even deeper the beingness inside your body, and deeper where you get a sense of a presence that is still, unwavering… and you have commenced your reconnection to the esoteric, your essence.

  12. Living in a world created by and from what is not esoteric the esoteric is bound to be disturbing for that which only can exist in denial and suppression of it. It is the esoteric that exposes the lie we have created and thus needs to be banned from our awareness, but never can the esoteric be destroyed or hindered forever as it never ceases to pull us back to who we are answering our call for what we miss until we return to what we once left behind.

  13. The esoteric, the grace of God on earth. I felt that yesterday and know this is there for us everyday. It is just to allow, to stop fighting.

    1. Exactly Sylvia, when we stop fighting ourselves and let go of resistance, ( we can be our own worst enemy) so much of our ‘old ways’ just melt, leaving us clearer, with a body that is more spacious, we are then able to feel our true esoteric essence.

  14. “the grace of God on earth..” beautifully describes the esoteric, as when you are in connection with your body, and thus with your Soul, the expression of a human being is absolute Love in form – Harmlessness, stillness, an absolute ease, acceptance and harmony.

  15. All this striving and driving to be something when we are everything already keeps us playing less, playing human and chasing something insatiable that will not give us what we truly want.

    1. Well said, so true – it does indeed seem like a game we are playing with ourselves and evolution, as ‘we are everything already’, Godly in fact, and it is only that we willingly put things in the way so that we can indulge in our thirst for individuality. We think this is ‘power’ but clearly it is not it, as is reflected by the ill-state of our body and well-being in our world today, but nothing compares to the graceful power of God moving through a body surrendered to its Soul – this is everything we are.

  16. Just as we become estranged from ourselves at some point in childhood by not being met for who we are the word ‘esoteric’ has been bastardized to a point that it appears to be strange to us. It is impossible to distort the meaning of esoteric when we are in connection with our natural innermost self thus only he who is separated from his innermost and hence empty of a true sense of self can impose that separation onto others by misinterpretation or even deliberate falsification.

  17. The distance between the Esoteric and human mainstream’s understanding of it cannot be higher. This shows how far people are living from what is true about them. It equally shows how needed the Esoteric is. Pure Grace well deserved.

  18. The suppression of the esoteric does squash the most precious aspect of ourselves, the part of us that will restore society. In the esoteric abuse, competition, jealousy, any of the ‘isms’ that currently plague our way of living do not exist.

  19. “The Esoteric – the Grace of God on Earth” – through the body of a single human being in obedience to that esoteric light.

  20. It is a great question to ask, Why do we deny something we know so innately is within every single one of us? It is the most bizarre human behaviour ever – animals don’t do it, they don’t deny their essence and desperately try to outdo each other or be another animal! We really are not the super smart race of beings we thing we are, are we?

    1. That’s such a good point Lucy – as humans consider themselves the dominant or superior species, which is somewhat true, but you don’t see animals comparing themselves to each other, which they didn’t have stripes and wanted spots, or tigers to be better at running than the lions… sounds silly, but thats how we look at each other, as categories of identity and not the true, everlasting and equalising quality that we all be nature are.

  21. Imagine how different life on earth would be if everyone knew that at their core, that in their essence they were equal. That no essence was greater or lesser than another. Would there be war, or domestic violence, or even road rage? I suspect not, not because these things come from not knowing the worth of another, but because they often come from not knowing the glory that is within.

    1. Yes, so true Heather. The outplay of aggression often comes from a need to control and this ‘need’ is there when we are not appreciating what we all bring, equally so.

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