The Point - Theistic Monism
The Belief, Reality and Practice of All-inclusivism 
and the All-inclusivist Philosophy

Monistic Theism describes the Reality - and inner practice of knowing, or realizing (after the fact of having realized) the reality. 

Theistic Monism describes the Belief - both understandable and plausible philosophically, and in conformity with experience, experientially verifiable. 

This duality can be described as the awareness in fact and the belief by deduction. In Islamic terms it is called Haqiqat, the Undeniable Reality, and Shari`at, the Personal Choice. 

Introducing Shari`at as as personal choice my come as a bit of a shock to many Muslims, who truly believe that there is no choice in the matter, you either accept and believe in the Shari`at (the laws of the Islamic religion) or you are an unbeliever and will go to hell. But I say: any religion (such as Islam) or belief structure (such as the Shari`at) that is not accepted of wholehearted freewill is not totally believed, even though we may be trained to believe that it is. And that is the usefulness of Sufi training to Muslims. It will purify their faith so that they can truly know that they are wholehearted believers,and not rely upon their tongues for confirmation. 

The point of this philosophical exposition is to explore and explain my understanding and teaching that everything is real. And that even illusion is real, at least in that it is illusion, and illusion is real, even though it is illusion. This may be a difficult place to start, but understand that I am referring to degrees of reality, levels of perception and ranks of existence.

And the purpose of my work is to bring us to the point of total self-acceptance, which I equate with total surrender and the release of the struggles that are impeding Peace, which is essential for perfect healing. The point is also to know and understand the perfection of God and God's plan in all things for all time and at all moments. And the only way this can be done is to see and accept all that is and isn't, and to understand the perfect nature of what is thought to be imperfect and imperfection- to see the perfection of imperfection.

On the Acceptance of Reality

Believing that everything exists and is quite real - and that everything that exists exists in this reality, and that duality and multiplicity exist in reality, and that all existence exists in duality, having (at least) two sides, a front and a back, and inside and an outside, a beginning and an end, a positive and a negative, and in most cases, an opposite, or a manifest and a hidden - affords us a much easier and more self-accepting way to view what we do see and feel, and allows us to be free of the necessity for a perception of need for judgement or mental 'filtering' and therefore any and all rejection. This is important so read it again. 

Total acceptance, which, in my opinion, is so necessary for the benefit of self and clients, and for the success of practice, both personal and professional, is only possible by means of total self-acceptance. And it is often said that the encountering of resistance in the outward is indicative of the  existence in the inward of something disowned, partially hidden, and unaccepted. It is also said that the universe, in its strange and mysterious ways, knows where our weaknesses lie and will provide for us, in its benevolent will to be known and have us know its and our perfection, exactly the challenges necessary to overcome them. In other words, it would have us be strong and true. Like it is. In this way the universe can be thought of as a strong and beneficent father raising us slowly and gently over the course of a lifetime to be ready for the next steps of accepting the inheritance that is waiting for us and using it with the same benevolence. 

Seeing things in this way, in this light, so to speak, definitely facilitates surrender. 

We can simply accept that what is being presented is being perceived and is. It is therefore an object for wonder, awe and investigation. 

But the key word is object, as in objective, allowing us to remain in subjective awareness of an objective occurrence and not, hopefully, fall into an objective identification, which stimulates the desires of attraction or repulsion. In other words, it allows us to avoid the kind of dualistic acceptance, with which we are all too familiar, the opposite of which is the need to reject. 

It is my experience that one of the dedicated purposes and functions of the self-trained mind is to deny, negate and otherwise misidentify, mistrust and exclude one's own personal experience. Does this ring a bell? I further assert that the essence of personal experience is bliss, joy and ecstasy, and it is the assumption of a false and imposed responsibility that precludes and prohibits the recognition of this experience. 

So again, as written before, we come to the anxieties caused by mistrust as being the source and causes of physical agitation, which, improperly recognized and malevolently treated, manifest themselves, severely aggravated, into the profitable diseases that doctors diagnose.

However, further analysis and diagnosis of 'the problem' is not the intent of this particular theme. The 'acquisition' of total self-acceptance is. And this is because, in my opinion and as previously stated, total self-acceptance is the key to total acceptance which is the key to a perfected understanding and love of people and phenomena, which is the key to the success in both worlds that the Sufis and Muslims pray for. So I guess, if you’re praying with your endeavors for a simultaneous success in both worlds, that make you a Sufi. No?

Back to the point - Monistic Theism describes the Reality - and inner practice of knowing, or realizing (after the fact of having realized) the reality. 

Theistic Monism describes the Belief - both understandable and plausible philosophically, and in conformity with experience, experientially verifiable. 

This duality can be described as the awareness in fact and the belief by deduction. In Islamic terms it is called Haqiqat, the Undeniable Reality, and Shari`at, the Personal Choice.


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