The [CB] is now showing the world their plan, their plan is to bring back globalization, move forward with the great reset. The world is watching, the people are watching. If America falls the world falls, this is part of the operation redpill. The [DS]/MSM are now red pilling America, people are seeing the truth, the boomerang is coming back to hit the [DS]. All the treasons criminals are in one place. The public must believe and accept, the MSM will try to fight back. The plan is in motion, the countdown has started, the patriots are preparing to make their move.
Thought of the Day
In the Gospel of Thomas Saying 70 Jesus said “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
There is a Divine Plan and the Light of God within us. If we bring forth the light and love within, it will transform us. More light and more love will return to us on the Cosmic return. If we do not become one with the light and love of God within our hearts but instead turn to darker emotions then that negativity will become an anathema to the Christ within. To put it another way, nearly every person who goes through the near death experience and is able to remember, finds out that God and the Spiritual Hierarchies do not judge them. They themselves are their own judge. The Christ within and their own conscience are their judges. The Cosmic Beings showing the souls the karmic record radiate pure love. The Light of God encompassing our souls has an innate intelligence. It cannot be fooled.
This is not about Biden or Trump, it is about us, who we are as individuals, as a nation and most importantly, spiritually. We come from all walks of life, different cultures, beliefs and religions. One thing we all have in common is we started as a miracle. Scientist have discovered at the moment of conception, there is a literal flash of light. At death they have discovered something leaves our body based on this video and article.
In the Gospel of Thomas, saying 83, Jesus said: The images are revealed to man, and the light which is in them is hidden in the image of the light of the Father. He will reveal himself, and his image is hidden by his light.
Spiritual evolution is happening around the world and your spiritual path is unique to you. There is wonder and frustration, disbelief and believing. We are being put to the test, realizing the world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable. We have been keep in the dark. What we thought was true no longer applies. There is this realization that our thoughts, emotions and actions not only create our reality, but the world. Look how COVID19 has created fear and doubt around the world.
We have not been told the truth for decades by MSM, our governments, religions and now we are being openingly censored. We have been in the Dark Night of the Soul. It is time to seek the truth and this video may be the first step to expand your mind.
Do not believe anything simply because you have heard or read it somewhere especially on MSM and social media. They are trying to control you. You have a gift. It is time to use it. Call it discernment or intuition but it is God’s gift to us to be used at this time and space.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in some sacred text or books based on the specific authority of certain spiritual teachers or elders. Do not believe in anything just because it has been traditionally handed down from many generations.
After great observation, contemplation, and analysis, go to the place where you have a special wisdom. Call it meditation and prayer, connect to our Source in your own way. Open your heart and mind and allow God to illuminate your innermost spirit. When you realize the power within, accept it, train it and embody its teachings for the benefits of yourself and others.
Jesus said is the Gospel of Thomas in saying 2 “Let one who seeks not stop seeking until that person finds; and upon finding, the person will be disturbed; and being disturbed, will be astounded; and will reign over the entirety.”
We are in unprecedented times. Never before has there been such a time that has affected the entire world. We are all watching and participating in the battle of good and evil. The United States and the world is moving into uncharted territory as multiple legal challenges have been filed in response to the 2020 elections, with more challenges expected to come. But this is not about Biden or Trump, it is about us, what we stand for as individuals, as a nation and most importantly our spiritually.
We come from all walks of life, different cultures, beliefs and religions. One think we all have in common, we started as a miracle.
Scientist have discovered at the moment of conception, there is a literal flash of light. At death they have discovered some leaves our body based on this video.
In saying 50 in the Gospel of Thomas that was omitted from the Bible, Jesus said: If they say to you: Whence have you come?, say to them: We have come from the light, the place where the light came into being of itself. It [established itself], and it revealed itself in their image. If they say to you: Who are you?, say: We are his sons, and we are the elect of the living Father. If they ask you: What is the sign of your Father in you?, say to them: It is movement and rest.
Also in the Gospel of Thomas, saying 83, Jesus said: The images are revealed to man, and the light which is in them is hidden in the image of the light of the Father. He will reveal himself, and his image is hidden by his light.
We are the light, our true selves. Spiritual evolution is happening around the world and your spiritual path is unique to you. There is not one size fits all. There is wonder and frustration, unbelieving to accepting. We are realizing the world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable. What we thought was true no longer applies. You begin to realize how thoughts, emotions and actions not only create your reality but the world. Look how COVID19 has created fear and doubt around the world.
Humanity is not alone in the universe and our purpose is to learn how to balance love and wisdom. Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. The signs are all around , we just be mindful of the moment and know that God, Infinite Intelligence is with us, always. We are born into the world for a purpose. We are the light and the world needs us more than ever!
Spirituality is a way of life more than a practice. It is unlike religion with their dogmas, disciplines and rituals, lead by other humans who may actually demonize our spiritual Gifts, including the our God given gift of discernment or intuition, also known as the third eye.
We have spiritual gifts from God according to many verses in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 12 is about each of us have gifts from God, all for the common good. Some may have the gift of healing, to another prophecy to others different kinds of tongues. 1 Corinthians 7:7 says each has their own gift. 1 Timothy 4:14 tells us not to neglect our gifts. Romans 12:6-8 tells us we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly. In Matthew 6:22 Jesus said “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light” speaking of the Third eye.
Perhaps the most important gift we all have is discernment but unfortunately many do not use it. We all the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong. Today that gift is very important based on all the disinformation and censorship we are seening on mainstream and social media. Discernment is the process of making careful distinctions in our thinking about the truth. One example is in 1 John 4:1 where we are told do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
The gift of Channeling is very common in today’s world and each should use their gift of discernment and not listen to what others may think. For example in 1981 through 1984 there was an event that was said to be “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”, known as the Law of One. Simply stated, it is about love, light, wisdom, free-will and seeking the truth. It is a wealth in formation for the truth seeker. It even discusses mind control by the elites.
In 1945, the Gospel of Thomas was discovered, and probably one of the most important finds of the century. It was 114 secret sayings of Jesus that now can be found in the Nag Hammadi Library. In Saying 34 Jesus said, “If a blind person leads a blind person both will fall into a hole.” and that say can also be found in Luke 6:39, and Matt 15:10-20.
The world is not what it seems and there is much truth to be discovered. It is your spiritual journey, regardless of what religion you belong or if no religion at all. We are all spiritual beings. In your quest to discover the truth use your gift of discernment as well as meditation, prayer and contemplation and remember, it is difficult for the blind to lead the blind.
In truth, we are all mystics on a spiritual journey seeking unity with Intelligent Infinity, or the Divine. I always believed and felt there is something greater that cannot not be fully explained by world religions. From a religious perspective, we are told what and how to think about the divine, each religion having their own perspective. After studying various religions and belief systems I found commonality helping me in finding my own way. The discovery of Law of One and having mystical experiences were the major events that changed my life, realizing I was a mystic.
Jewish mysticism pre-dates Christian monks by six to eight centuries. Mysticism is prevalent in christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, Hinduism, Sant Mat and throughout many other cultures. In some cultures, mystics are called shamans or even soothsayers. The Nagi or three Kings associated with the birth of Jesus were astrologers or mystics.
Mystics have been responsible for some of the most impressive literature produced by their respective religions. Many have offered interpretations of Scripture, theological treatises, sermons, meditations, letters, stories, and poems. They have a passionate intensity of love for the divine and are aware of the Oneness of all. Some believe you cannot be a mystic unless you have mystical experience while others believe it begins with seeking the truth and devotion. As I said, we are all mystics to some degree and it is up to each person to pursue the greatest human ambition, to seek God or Infinite Intelligence in their own way.
A mystic can use a bridge to the metaphysical and physical worlds in many ways. We all receive signs from the divine via our guides, unique to each person. These signs can be given through our thoughts, nature, dreams, psychic abilities, numerology, discernments and many others. It is important to recognize the polarity of entities, either positive or negative, providing the message. The key is to pay attention and use your gift of discernment.
Meditation is the gateway to Intelligent Infinity which can be attained by aligning your heart and mind. Perhaps that is what Jesus meant when he said in saying 48 of the Gospel of Thomas, “Jesus said, “If two make peace with each there is a lot of misunderstanding about mysticism and varies from person to person. It is other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, ‘Move Away,’ and it will move away.”
This is a very powerful video reading from the Power of Awareness by Neville Goddard. Neville Lancelot Goddard (1905-1972) was a prophet, profoundly influential teacher, and author. . Goddard was sent to illustrate the teachings of psychological truth intended in the Biblical teachings, and restore awareness of meaning to what the ancients intended to tell the world.
This is audiobook read by Brian Scott, a writer, entrepreneur, epiphany addict, inner space astronaut, life coach, and transformation engineer. Brian tells us that since life is infinite, the concept of an ultimate destiny is inconceivable. When we understand that consciousness is the only reality, we know that it is the only creator. This means that your consciousness is the creator of your destiny. The fact is, you are creating your destiny every moment, whether you know it or not. Much that is good and even wonderful has come into your life without your having any inkling that you were the creator of it.
Self awareness is being aware of your thoughts, emotions and actions moment by moment and understanding the world around you. Realizing we live in the inseparable physical and metaphysical worlds and the world is not as it seems can be helpful. There is a vibrating constant energetic motion within all things, we can call Universal Intelligence, or God.
According to theLaw of One, the mind must be known to itself and this is perhaps the most demanding part of self awareness. If the mind knows itself then the most important aspect of of self awareness has occurred as consciousness is the microcosm of the Oneness. In other words, the macrocosmic intelligence which guides the birth and processes of the universe is reflected on a microcosmic scale in each individual being. As energetic beings, we are radiating positive and negative energy by our thoughts, emotions and actions, creating our reality with all its distortions and confusion. Our goal is to learn and have balance between love and wisdom.
Jesus said in the Gospel of Thomas “When you (plur.) make the two one and make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside and the above like the below, and that you might make the male and the female be one and the same, so that the male might not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye and a hand in place of a hand and a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image – then you will enter [the kingdom].”
Saying 22 of the Gospel states most vividly and fully the recurrent theme. Jesus sees infants being suckled. He tells his disciples that these infants are like those who enter the kingdom. “Shall we then,” they ask, “as children, enter the kingdom?” This prologue calls to mind, of course, the familiar saying from the canon: “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
To know yourself is the same message Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna and many others have been trying to tell us through the centuries. Lao Tzu tells us “Wisdom come from knowing oneself. He who knows himself is enlightened”. In the dialogue of the Savior Jesus said “Those who have truly found the Self within recognized that it exists everywhere.” Buddha added, “Everyone has recognized the self-ones essential nature. But few have realized it.”
We all have the divine gift of discernment, the act or process of exhibiting keen insight and good judgment. In its broadest sense, discernment is closely related to wisdom as an expression of God. Discernment alone can bring about a sense of balance between the worldly and the spiritual. All things are possible.
As children of the Creator, we release all negativity and chords from ourselves and our planet. Our world is filled with abundant love, light and happiness. May our love flow like water, blessing all those that come within. May we remove old patterns that no longer serve us and all those that enter the light may truly see and receive blessings that are abundant for all. May all negative energies that are trying to bring us down be removed, and each thought, emotion and action allow the love and light to flow. We are listening to our angels to guide us, and to heal our bodies, mind and spirits, to feel the love and light, happiness and gratitude it deserves. May our love and light radiate from each of us into the world to create a world of love, light, wisdom, and Joy.
My friend Tom and I keep having a discussion about people and tribalism. Tom has his PHD in Linguistics so he has some knowledge about people, language and its structure. He insist that it is most people’s’ instinct to belong to a tribe. In the past, the Native Americans lived in tribes and for the most part still do. It is said Jesus belonged to the tribe of Judah. Others go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, and mosques. We have families and jobs so that could also be considered tribal.
So I started to ask myself what is a tribe. I really do not have one, other than family and friends. But, then as I was writing this, I started thinking about you. Is spirituality tribal? What does tribal mean? In the Biblical sense, which was the original one in English, the Latin word translates Greek phyle “race or tribe of men, body of men united by ties of blood and descent, a clan”. Tribal in Latin can be interpreted as Generalis which means general, universal, tribal. Isn’t humanity a tribe united by body, mind and spirit? In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said, “If they say to you, ‘Where have you come from?’ say to them, ‘We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.’ We are all part of Infinite Intelligence and we are spiritual, so perhaps we could call it the Tribe of One.
Consider humanity as a tribe formed long ago with the potential of over 7 billion potential members. Individually they have created their own reality by their thoughts, emotions and actions but collectively, have unknowingly created our world. The Tribe of One requirements would simply be you have to be awake. Everyone is included, regardless of race or beliefs. The initiation is to know your true-self, be of service to others while learning the ways of love and wisdom.
As member of the Tribe of One, I find it liberating to break away from the status quo and bring collaboration and community into the world with no dogmas or doctrines. Love is the divine power. The Tribe of One purpose to spread and share love, compassion, gratitude, appreciation and be of service to others. It is not about judging, condemning or controlling others by instilling negative beliefs such as “burning in hell” “sin and repentance” ; even if you don’t believe or belong to the same group, as I do.
Divine Universal Infinite Intelligence radiating pure energy of love is our source. Within each of us is that divine spark or light waiting to be awaken. The spiritual path is unique for each person. The Law of One is a wonderful guide that has very deep spiritual teachings and has been said to be one of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus. Each tribal member is responsible for their own initiation by whatever means they deem appropriate.
We have been given special gifts to discover and apply them in our world today. Our job is to positively raise the planet vibration by applying these seven steps in our daily lives.
1. Love Infinite Intelligence
2. Love yourself
3. Love others as you love yourself
4. Love mother earth and nature.
5. Be of Service to others in your own way.
6. Meditation/Contemplation and pray to further your understanding and connection to the Infinite Intelligence.
7. Realize we are co-creators, and we create our lives with our thoughts, emotions and actions.
Know yourself, accept yourself and realize we are all one tribe with Infinite Intelligence. Our Journey will be different paths, different understandings but the progression is one. Our job is simple, to be the light, to spread love and compassion wherever we go. This short video provides some amazing facts about the human body. Hope you enjoy and welcome to the Tribe of One.
Near the center of the brain at the top of the spinal cord, tucked in a groove between the two hemispheres, is a tiny gland, known today as the pineal gland. According to Science the pineal gland is the body’s internal clock and according to our ancient teachers, it is for our spiritual development.
First the science. The pineal gland regulates the body’s circadian rhythms and produces and secretes the hormone melatonin. Circadian rhythms are the daily rhythms of the body, including signals that make someone feel tired, sleep, wake up, and feel alert; around the same time each day. The circadian rhythms also plays a crucial role in many other biological processes, such as hormone secretion, cardiovascular health, glucose homeostasis, and body temperature regulation. Energy balance is one of the most important cornerstones of metabolic processes, whereas energy imbalance is associated with many diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, to name a few. Out of balance could mean sleeping too much or too little, feeling active and restless in the middle of the night, or feeling sleepy at unusual times.
One problem, published by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, is pineal gland calcification. Science suggests the calcifications plays a role in the development of Alzheimer disease. Fluoridated water is believed to be one of the chief causes of calcification. Evidence also suggests that children reach puberty earlier now as a consequence of fluoridated water. We are told fluoridated water was to prevent tooth decay, but does it really?
With all its research, science still does not fully understand the pineal gland, but seems to agree it is indispensable to a process most of us take for granted. More research is needed to understand additional pineal gland functions and determine how light and melatonin affect everyday health.
Along those same lines is another interesting discovery related to the neurons in our brain. They have the ability to produce photons of light, known as “biophotons”. They are capable of communicating through light. According to the biophoton theory developed on the base of these discoveries, biophoton light is emitted from in the cells of the organism, more precisely, in the DNA molecules of their nuclei. Light is constantly released and absorbed by the DNA and connects all cells, tissues, and organs within the body. This serves as our main communication network and as the principal regulating instance for all life processes. The consciousness-like coherence properties of the biophoton fields are closely related and indicate its possible role as an interface to the non-physical realms of mind, psyche and consciousness.
This discovery reminds me what Jesus said in The Gospel of Thomas,
If they say to you, “Where have you come from?”
say to them, “We have come from the light,
from the place where the light came into being by itself,
established itself, and appeared in their image.”
If they say to you, “Is it you?”
say, “We are its children and the chosen of the living father.”
The pineal gland is known as the third eye, the sixth chakra or energy center, the color indigo. Ancient traditions knew of the pineal or third eye and all its mysteries. They knew of the pineal role in our spiritual development and communication with spiritual beings. Within Taoist self cultivation, the third eye, known as Ancestral Cavity, is located between and behind the eyes and serves as the cavity of profound and ancient knowledged and can be accessed through meditation and contemplation.
In Buddhism, the third eye refers to Eye of Consciousness, seeing the world beyond physical eyes. In Hinduism the third eye is the eye of spiritual wisdom and knowledge..
The third eye is mentioned in Matthew 6:22 when Jesus said, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.”
In the Law of One, the third eye, the indigo-ray or 6th chakra is our gateway to connect with Infinite Intelligence. In order to connect, we have to unblock our energy centers, by dealing with the negative and positive emotions that has shaped our lives and freeing the pathways for the flow of energy.
Each Chakra is a energy center and blockage varies from person to person. The seventh chakra or violet ray is unimpaired and is used as a energy receptor. The sixth Chakra or indigo ray, our pineal gland, can be blocked by feeling or belief in unworthiness. The fifth Chakra, known as the blue-ray, is our understandings of ourselves and our communication with others. The fourth Chakra, the heart chaka, known as the green-ray, is our understanding of universal love or compassion. The third Chakra, or yellow-ray is what we call the ego. The second Chakra, or orange-ray is the emotional or personal energy center. The 1st chakra, or red-ray is basic and fundamental, but is where the Kundalini lies asleep waiting to be awakened. In Hinduism, the Kundalini, the coil serpent is the divine power in an individual, and waiting to awaken this power to affect enlightenment.
The serpent is referenced in John 3: 13-15 , when Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up. For everyone believes may have eternal life”.
Moses rod represents the spine. Spiritual awakening is a process. It is about energy. As the energy begins to flow freely through the energy centers, it begins to gradually unblock and balancing begins. You may experience unexplained phenomena and emotions as you meditate and contemplate your true-self.
Our pineal gland is already active. We all have some degree of intuition or discernment, a sense of knowing that will expand the more we unblock our energy centers and more energy begins to flow. The the pineal gland will grow stronger and may even awaken the Kundalini.
The light in the body is the single eye, our pineal gland, in the middle of the forehead seen in deep meditation, our gateway and connection to Infinite intelligence. We can perceive through our pineal gland, our spiritual eye, the love and light of the One Infinite Creator. By fixing the vision of the two eyes at the point between the eyebrows in the interiorized concentration of meditation, one can focus the positive negative optical energy of the right and left eyes and unite the currents in the sign eye of the divine light. The more we practice, the more the body and mind inwardly illumined with astral light and wisdom, receives indescribable joy and unending guidance of divine wisdom.
Have we forgotten our true nature? Perhaps one reason is we have been programmed since birth. Our education, media, political and religious systems play an integral part of who we are and who we become. It is a worldwide system of control to keep us occupied, and has become what we believe is normal.
Today, our world is in a confused and distorted state. Many begin to seek the truth, seeking answers to the age old questions of our identity. Most find this task difficult because society requires most to work at jobs 8 hours a day to pay for food, shelter and take care of families. We are constantly bombarded with corporate messaging creating fear. It becomes a confusing, distorted and arduous journey with many different paths, making it difficult to wake up spiritually and even more difficult to follow a spiritual path.
From a very young age we are programmed by our parents who were programed by their parents, and the vicious and seemly unbreakable cycle goes on and on. We go to schools, churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques and other places where we are told how and what to think and how to believe and know God. Then we follow blindly for the rest of our lives, never seeking the truth about our true selves.
Who controls these systems and why do they want control? Perhaps it is to keep us from knowing our true nature, knowing our true self . Each of us have a higher power within, a divine light waiting to be awakened. We are all spiritual beings with a body and mind made of pure energy. Our thoughts create our reality through emotions and actions . Fear, control, greed, are just some negative emotions while love and helping others are some of the positive. We only think what we have been taught, and we are what we think!
Humanity has been in a deep sleep since our beginning and in order to begin the spiritual journey, one needs to wake up and ask the age old question, “Who am I”, why am I here” and “where am I going”.
In ancient times, there was a mystical poem about us called The Hymn of the Pearl. It may be one of the most foretelling Gnostic scriptures telling us of our true nature. The hymn is commonly interpreted as Gnostic view of the human condition; we are spirits lost in a world of matter and forgetful of our true origin. This state of affairs could change by a revelatory message delivered by a divine messenger. Perhaps the Law of One is that divine messenger.
Scott Mandelker, PHD, teacher and scholar said the Law of One material is “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”.
It started in 1981, when three members of the L/L research, Don Elkins, a former Physics Professor and Airline pilot, Carla Rueckert, a devote Christian , and James McCarty, the sole survivor today, received a narrow band transmission from a Social memory complex named Ra. Ra stated,
“ We have watched your group. We have been called to your group, for you have a need for the diversity of experiences in channeling which go with a more intensive, or as you might call it, advanced approach to the system of studying the patterns of the illusions of your body, your mind, and your spirit, which you call seeking the truth. We hope to offer you a somewhat different slant upon the information which is always and ever the same.”
Many say it is a hoax but the complexity of the responses, which are so masterfully and skillfully crafted that no human could possibly have the knowledge or ability to create the responses. Others may say it is from the devil or satan. But in 1 John 4:1 of the New Testament says “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
The sessions open with, “I am Ra. I greet you in the love and the light of our Infinite Creator” and closes with, “I am Ra. I leave you in the glory and the peace of the One Creator. Rejoice in the love/light, and go forth in the power of the One Creator. In joy, we leave you. Adonai.”
We have free-will to determine for ourselves if the Law of One is the revelatory message delivered by a divine messenger. The contact lasted from January 1981 to March 15, 1984 and was recorded and documented. The transcript contains over 2360 questions and answers in 106 sessions with a scientific and metaphysical vocabulary with a searchable database available free to all.
For me the Law of One provides insight on something else that occurred 38 years earlier, when thirteen ancient books, called “codices,” containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. Known as the Nag Hammadi Scriptures, scriptures such as the Gospel of Thomas, 114 secret sayings of Jesus, and the Gospel of Truth and many more thought to be destroyed by early Christianity. The texts were translated in the 1970’s and are available today. I have been studying the Gospel of Thomas for years and it was difficult to understand until I began studying the Law of One. It helped with the interpretation of the 114 secret teachings of Jesus and other sacred text, including the Bible. It simply provides a different and refreshing new perspective on what we have been taught. Of course today, 2000 years later, many refuse to believe they may hold any value because they were not canonized by the Catholic Church, and actually labeling them heresy. But interestingly Father Francis Tiso, a very controversial Priest, talks about our divine spark in this video.
We have the world at our fingertips to explore new and exciting ways to discover, connect and love our Creator. It all starts by looking within and loving others as you love yourself, love all of nature, and service to others. Realize your thoughts, emotions and actions allow you to become more aware of your true nature. Meditation, contemplation and prayer are the gateway to understanding the higher self; connecting with Infinite Intelligence, our true nature.
The Gospel of Thomas, 114 sayings of Jesus, was believed by different scholars to have been written anywhere from 40 CE to 140 CE. Its theological perspective is markedly different from the biblical gospels in that the resurrection of Jesus plays no part in it, and it emphasizes a mystical understanding of Jesus’ teachings, rather than the sacraments of baptism and the Eucharist. During this time, there was a wide range of theoretical beliefs in “early christianity”, but it was so diverse in its beliefs, it would be better served to be called as “early christianities”. Early believers of Jesus held a wide view of beliefs. Some believed there were two or more gods, others insisted the world was created by an evil deity, while others argued that Jesus was not really human or not really divine; many maintained that Jesus was not really divine; some maintained that Jesus death had nothing to do with salvation and others claimed that he never actually died.
By the mid-2nd century the struggle for Christianity’s self-definition continued involving a battle between two differences. On one side were those seeking a fundamentally exoteric understanding of the religion, defined in terms of a closed canon of Scripture, a creed, and institutional authority. On the other side were those
categorized or labeled as Gnostics, later called heretics; understanding Jesus and his message in terms of a saving knowledge or gnosis, through meditation and enlightened teachers, mythical narratives, and spiritual advancement.
A heretic is a person who differs in opinion from established religious dogma
Orthodox means conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true.
The Gospel of Thomas can be understood mystically such as saying 28. Jesus said, “I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted for the sons of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world. But for the moment they are intoxicated. When they shake off their wine, then they will repent.”
Jesus may be saying he appeared in this world as human and the center of attention. But he found people asleep, blind and none were thirsty for the truth. The spiritual state of humanity, according to numerous gnostic texts, is stupefied with passion and drunkenness, blind to any spiritual understanding. Humanity came empty with their awareness and understanding of their consciousness, and who they really are. They can be saved if they seek the truth and and discover their true selves. Parallel sayings can be found in Luke 21:34-36 and John 1:14 and drunkenness is likened to ignorance of God in 1 Corinthians 15:34.
(29) Jesus said, “If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty.”
Perhaps Jesus meant it is very difficult for us to let go of the negative and destructive nature of the physical and material world and realize our true selves. Most of us do not realize the power within and simply disregard because of the material world. Perhaps because of our programing, it is difficult to understand our true nature and believe the material world is the real world. We all have a body, mind and spirit and according to the Gnostics we are divine sparks trapped in the body. Similar sayings can be found in Rom 8:1-8 and Gal 5:16-26.
In saying (30) Jesus said, “Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”
This is a complex saying with a similar saying found in Matthew 18:20. Consider that when three people are discussing the ways of the world, each believe they are right, leaving no room to discuss the true meaning of life because no one is listening. When there is only one or two, the heart is more open and accepting of Christ consciousness within each of us.
In saying (31) Jesus said, “No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him.”
Two metaphors that are seen in everyday life. When we know someone, grow up with them as a child, watched their actions and perhaps indiscretions in immaturity, we normally will not put any credence in them as a prophet or physician. Only someone to whom we do not know and is a a mystery can we really believe they know what they are doing much like the blind leading the blind. We tend to look at what we identify as wisdom; successful people with money and the benchmark. Similar sayings can be found in Luke 4:16-30,Matt 13:53-58, John 4:43-45, and Mark 6:1-6.
(32) Jesus said, “A city being built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”
Enlightened ones tell us of the ways of the world such as Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu Kristina. Many more have left behind a treasure of wisdom to inform us of the physical and metaphysical world. Today the wisdom is available for anyone and cannot be hidden. A parallel saying can be found in Matt 5:14-16.
The four Gospels, Mark, Matthew, Luke and John were anonymously written and only later did Christians claim that they have been produced by the apostles. The Gospel of Mark probably dates from 66–70 CE, Matthew and Luke around 85–90 CE , and John 90–110 CE. Like the rest of the New Testament, they were written in Greek. One should consider that many of Gospels may have been taken from the Gospel of Thomas to create the New Testament and the church’s story of Jesus.