O.M. Glossary of Terms
The O.M. Spiritual Center offers a glossary of terms for two primary purposes. First, we use words that are often not commonly used, so it is a resource for you. Secondly, to bring out unique and specific meaning to words which give, anchor, and/or augment the context of the subject matter.
Christ Consciousness: A level of consciousness that Jesus was at. Although Jesus wasn't called "Jesus Christ" while he was alive, it was a title given to him hundreds of years after his death. When we live our life as our God Self, Enlightened, in Nirvana, these all all synonymous. They are a very high level of consciousness that we are all capable of obtaining.
Declaration: A speech act, is where a person with authority, declares - out of nothingness - a new context, opening up a new world of possibilities. It is where your word gives your world.
Ego/Egoic Self: Is our limited, separate and small self. Our saboteur. It is the source of fear. The ego is also idolatry, with limitation and the part of us that gives our power away to any "thing" that is other than the Truth of who we are.
Epistemology: a branch of philosophy concerned with knowledge. Epistemologists study the nature, origin, and scope of knowledge, epistemic justification, the rationality of belief, and various related issues. Wikipedia
God: Any attempt to define God, diminishes God. God is. God is a verb, not a noun. God is the Universal Creative energy of love. Therefore, God is energy expressing.
God-Self: We, human beings, are made in the "image and likeness of God". Our God-Self is our True Self, our unchanging, infinite, whole (holy), Creative expression of Love. In the truest sense, it is our Spirit Self.
Higher-Self: See God-Self. Higher-Self, True-Self, Higher-Self are used synonymously. OMSC primarily uses God-Self in our work.
Inspiration: In-Spirit. Inspiration is derived from within one's self. One of the definitions of inspiration is the drawing in of breath. You breath, you are alive. You connect to your Soul, your essence, and inspiration then is a self-generating phenomenon.
Metaphysics: Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines the fundamental nature of reality, including the relationship between mind and matter, between substance and attribute, and between potentiality and actuality. Wikipedia. Metaphysics is "beyond the physical", existing in the space of us as spiritual beings having a human experience. Famous metaphysicians include Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Mary Baker Eddy.
Motivation: Motivation refers to a process of inducing and stimulating an individual to act in certain manner. Motivation is outside stimulation. You read a book, listen to a podcast or webinar, and you are motivated. But motivation is most often like a sparkler, it fizzles out over time and old habits return. To remain motivated, you need constant input from your outer world.
Multiverse: We don't live in a universe. Uni - one - verse. We live in a multiverse. Multiple dimensions of consciousness expressing. The universe visible to our eye is but one universe, we exist in many simultaneously. The Center's teachings are always grounded in our human experience being inside a multiverse.
Ontology: Ontology is the branch of philosophy that studies concepts such as existence, being, becoming, and reality. It includes the questions of how entities are grouped into basic categories and which of these entities exist on the most fundamental level. Wikipedia. Famous ontologists include Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, and St. Thomas Aquinas.
Philosophy: The study fundamental questions about our existence, our reason, knowledge, values, mind, and language. famous philosophers include Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Albert Einstein.
Sin: Sin, in its original definition meant to miss the mark. Sin is a concept created by the church. In actuality it doesn't exist. It means you "missed" what you originally set out to accomplish. Sin is a function of ego and separation.
Phenomenology: Phenomenology is the philosophical study of the structures of experience and consciousness. As a philosophical movement it was founded in the early years of the 20th century by Edmund Husserl. It is the capacity to be with something before you name it. To, in a transpersonal way, be with the strawberry, as an example. Sense it, observe it, before you call it a strawberry.
Promise: Also known as a commitment or agreement, is a speech act, is where you give your word to do a particular thing or a particular thing will happen.
Truth: There is truth with a small "t" that changes over time. Spiritual Truth is constant, outside of time and space and does not change. Laws of the Universe: Law of Attraction, Cause and Effect are Truths. The essence of who we are, spiritual beings, infinite, a Creator, whole, is also in the domain of Truth.