Spirituality is much like a newborn baby. First, we learn to sit up, then crawl, stand, walk, run, and talk. As we become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, actions and the world around us, we begin to grow spiritual, at our own way and pace.
Buddha said, “The past does not exist. The future does not exist. One should concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
For me, I always had a connection to nature and felt it was alive and talking to me at a very young age. I grew up in a Christian community, but Religion never really helped me answer questions of who I was, why am I here or where am I going. I could not understand how God could save one group that believed one way and condemn another group that believed another way. I learned later was man way of control.
By studying other religions, I began to realize religion as a whole, has kept man from truthly seeking God from within. Religion has humanity believing you have to be in a tribe or group in order to find God. Reportedand stories from Children about also provided a great deal of insight.
My first real discovery was Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said, “ If they ask you “Where are you from?” reply to them “We have come from the place where light is produced from itself. It came and revealed itself in their image.” If they ask you “Are you it?” reply to them, “We are his sons. We are chosen ones of the living father.” If they ask you “What is the sign within you of your father?” reply to them, Have “It is movement. It is rest.”, labeled as a Gnostic text, was 114 saying of Jesus, left out of the new testament as well as other texts. The Discovery was made in 1945 in Egypt and now can be found in the The “living Jesus” in these tests speaks of illusion and enlightenment not of sin and repentance like Jesus of the new testament. Jesus teaching were much deeper than what we were taught. Instead of coming to save us from sin, he comes as a guide and messenger who opens access to spiritual understanding, much like Buddha and Lao Tzu. Verse 50 in the
Then I discovered the It put Jesus’ message in prospective, revealing our purpose of existence and the consequences of our behavior. It shares some of the same concepts we learned in our religious systems, but in a more metaphysical, scientific, and complex vocabulary. More importantly it put everything into perspective. The Infinite Intelligence or Creator is pure energy encompassing all.
Have each of us been chosen to be here at this time and place? Is our purpose to raise the planet vibration of love and light and if so how? Love others as you would love yourself and being of service to others. We all have higher entities as guides trying to communicate with those who are seeking the truth, just assaid, seek and you shall find.
Different translations of the Gospel of Thomas can be found at Gnostic.Org . In addition Scott Mandelker PhD. has 34 videos including the Gospel of Thomas in an Introduction to Gnostic Studies playlist will provide the seeker with additional insight.