Whether I have a good or bad day is always predicated on my judgements. I look out and see and judge the day I’m having. My thoughts determine my day. My mental images are the projections I proclaim as my reality. They ARE my thoughts – ‘my spirit’. And if God is Spirit, then, there is only two ways I can think – with (Spirit) or without (Ego-Edge God Out). Thinking with Spirit is BEING, without is DREAMING.
So what do I actually see ? For most of my life I saw only a world of attack, revenge, suffering, sacrifice, with little scatterings of love to keep me interested, but never lasting peace and harmony. The end of everything is always DEATH. I only looked to the material world for reference (Ego – Edging God Out) . But, since I found sobriety, I have been developing a ‘spiritual’ path centered around the words attributed to Jesus in the Bible and other scriptures including “A Course in Miracles”. It was through these studies I realized that this world IS JUST a “Dream of Specialness or Separation”
SPIRIT-‘ual , with Spirit – first lets understand what Jesus spoke about? Here’s some quotes attributed to Him:
In the Gospel of John verse 18, Jesus says:
“My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.”
and from the Gospel of Thomas:
(#2) “The one who seeks should not cease seeking until he finds. And when he finds, he will be dismayed. And when he is dismayed, he will be astonished. And he will be king over the All.”
(#3) “If those who lead you say to you: ‘Look, the kingdom is in the sky!’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you: ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fishes will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you and outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the children of the living Father. But if you do not come to know yourselves, then you exist in poverty, and you are poverty.”
(#5) “Come to know what is in front of you, and that which is hidden from you will become clear to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not become manifest.”
(#57) “The kingdom of the Father is like a person who had (good) seed. His enemy came by night. He sowed darnel among the good seed. The person did not allow (the servants) to pull up the darnel. He said to them: ‘Lest you go to pull up the darnel (and then) pull up the wheat along with it.’ For on the day of the harvest the darnel will be apparent and it will be pulled up (and) burned.”
(#91) They said to him: “Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you.” He said to them: “You examine the face of sky and earth, but the one who is before you, you have not recognized, and you do not know how to test this opportunity.”
(#113) His disciples said to him: “The kingdom — on what day will it come?” “It will not come by watching (and waiting for) it. They will not say: ‘Look, here!’ or ‘Look, there!’ Rather, the kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it.”
And in John’s Gospel 4:19
“The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.”
“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” What does that mean ?
“Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. “ (John 8:44 KJV)
I was CREATED in the image and likeness of God – any other image is a lie.
I dream of separation and then project my thoughts and judge them as my world. It is nothing but a harsh nightmarish dream ! I dream of specialness called SIN.
- A world of death – not LIFE.
- A world of time – Not ETRNITY.
- A world of attack, fear – Not LOVE.
- A world of bodies – Not UNITY, ONENESS
- A world of lies – Not TRUTH.
- A world of Ego – Not GOD.
All the words Jesus spoke are starting to make sense – but only if I look at them through the eyes of Christ with FORGIVENESS, INNOCENCE, and LOVE and not the darkened lens of sin, the lie of the father of the dream.
LOOK, LISTEN and DO NOT JUDGE !
God Bless Ciao