Have you thought about why the year 2020 has been such an eye opener for the world? Perhaps we should consider the year 2020, the year of vision, our wake-up call. It is an opportunity to see what is right before our eyes. Our hearts have grown callous, we do not really listen with our ears. We have closed our eyes and hearts to the truth. Otherwise we might see and hear what is right in front of us. When we begin to understand with our hearts, then our healing process begins.
We have ravaged Mother Earth with chemicals and pollution. There is not a person on the planet that has not contributed. There has never been a time in our history, as we know it, when negative and positive energies have been so prevalent. It is not just Mother Earth trying to wake up humanity, but also the Universe. Most are living only in the physical world, unaware of the spiritual world, not realizing how our thoughts, emotions and actions create our reality. When we live in fear, anger and despair, we are creating negative energies and all of us are responsible for the world we live it.
Humanity has not nurture and cared for Mother Earth or our fellow beings. It seems we have forgotten that all living entities such as plants, animals, and humans possess universal energy. That energy is the source of the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Hindu and Chinese philosophy and medicine, known as prana or qi.
Covid19 is our catalyst to wake up and discover our true selves and realize we been enslaved by our belief systems. Since birth we have been indoctrinated by our culture, religions, education and even our political systems. We have been programmed to believe we are limited when, in reality, the only limitations we have is what we put on ourselves. We each have a divine gift of discernment, to distinguish spiritual truth. The Source, Universal Energy, what we understand as God, gave Jesus the power to heal. That Divine Source lives within each of us. In John 14:12 Jesus said “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father”. Jesus message is clear. If we believe his message then we can do the same works as him.
We are eternal beings on a very long spiritual journey. This life, this dimension, is just one school for us to learn the ways of love and wisdom. Not only are we attempting within each incarnation to balance and learn, but these lessons, as we call them, go on for millions of years based on our limited understanding. Each, reaching higher a dimension, graduating, then moving on until we unite with the Divine Source. It is important to understand that uniting with the Divine Source, means uniting in love with the Divine. The Divine Source is, love, the state of love. In order to unite, we have to transform ourselves into Love. The degree of transformation of one self, the level of consciousness, into the energy of emotional love and wisdom, is the measure of one’s spiritual evolution.
The world is not as it seems and this is our time to wake up and realize we are co-creators of our reality. The world is changing before our very eyes and it is a show you do not want to miss.
Growing up in Christian community and graduating from a Christian University certainly exposed me to many concepts of the Christian religion. Many concepts and beliefs I cannot agree with today. It is just not in Christianity but all the Abrahamic religions, including Muslims and Jews.
I use to have theology discussions with my brother-in-law, Rod. I met Rod while attending college. He became a Christian Minister while I went in the opposite direction. I knew there was something greater, something divine but I was not going to find my answers by studying and understanding only one religion and only religion. Over the years I studied, contemplated and pondered many religions, belief systems and philosophy. Rod married my sister and became what I would consider a conservation Christian Minister. I did actually see that conservative minister start opening up to different concepts. Then he died suddenly on a cold winter night trying to save some people in a car that had flipped on the interstate because of black Ice. A bus that could not stop hit him and the car. We lost a remarkable person that night, that I miss dearly. So I am having this discussion with him through you, the reader.
The discussion is fear and what is fear to you? We all have our experiences with fear, and something most would probably try to avoid. It is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Be afraid of someone or something, as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
Fear is a negative emotion or feeling playing out in our heads and even in our hearts. Fear is a weakness that has programmed into each of us since birth, through our communities, religious affiliations. Good examples from all three religions are as follows:
From the Christian Bible in Luke 12:5But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. In 2Co 5:11Therefore knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.
There are many verses that indicate that not only is the fear of God taught in the New Testament, but it is essential to the Christian’s spiritual life
Taqwa is the Arabic word for the “fear of God”. “Fear God Wherever You Are” is even used on Religion of Islam websites.
The Jewish Bible, the Tanakh is the oldest of the three, believed to be written at different times between 1200 and 165 BC . Much of its dogma, doctrines and disciplines carried over into Christianity and Islam. In the Torah Deuteronomy 4:10Never forget the day when you stood before the LORD your God at Mount Sinai, where he told me, ‘Summon the people before me, and I will personally instruct them. Then they will learn to fear me as long as they live, and they will teach their children to fear me also.’
Deuteronomy maybe the foundation of the Abrahamic Religion for fear with its many verses.
Fear of God is the principle that has been laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true encompasses each Abrahamic religion and it started with Moses and the 10 commandments. The Law of One indicates the origin of the 10 commandments was from negative entities called Orion with the purpose for conquest and enslavement by establishing an elite class. Session 16.15through 16.20.
How do you love something you fear. Jesustells us to Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” How does one Love God and fear God at the same time. Seems to be a conflict and when there are contradicting words, that may be proof the entity has not yet entered into a harmonious relationship with Divine Intelligence, the one true God.
Fear does not make us wiser or more knowledgeable it keeps us in the dark, afraid to look outside the window. That is why religions have used the word heresy, a belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine, to keep followers from straying. Heretics have been killed because their beliefs were contrary to their religion and still are today. Muslims, Jews, and Christians have been shaped not only by the theologies and beliefs of the three religions, but the historical circumstances in the foundation for religious understanding that has carried on for centuries.
Let’s consider God as the highest of cosmic hierarchy of Consciousness, the cosmic mind, Infinite Divine Intelligence, or Spirit with subtle fields of energy in every living thing. Science is working with energy fields called the divine matrix and biofield or a host of other names in an attempt to describe the indescribable.
Spirit encompasses all and is available to all. Earth is our cosmic school to learn the ways of love and wisdom. It is about our polarity, positive and negative, good and evil and to balance our body, mind, body and spirit so we may graduate and move to the next dimension to learn new lesson. You will need 51 percent of positive polarity passing grade to advance. You and your higher self will be the Judge of whether you made the grade after death. If you did not make the grade you get to do it again, reincarnated into the third density, not just here but anywhere in the universe. There is no fear, only love, healing and compassion waiting to help us tap into the source to help us succeed.
The Law of One was an event that occurred in 1981. It has been said to be “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”. The contact was made by an advanced extraterrestrial, known as social memory complex, from the 6th dimension, messenger of the Law of One . The contact was made so the group could ask questions and answers were given. The group recorded and documented over 2360 questions and answers in 106 sessions from 1981 to 1984. Answers were given in a scientific and metaphysical vocabulary. It is available for anyone with the will and desire to study the advanced spiritual teachings. Not only does the Law of One provide spiritual insight but it may also provide a better understanding the comic hierarchy of consciousness. The Law of One transcript, with search options, is available for free. Scott Mandelker PhD, is an excellent teacher and his understanding and reading for the complete Law of One series is available on YouTube.
Religion teaches us rituals, tradition and belief systems. Have they misinterpreted the message regarding looking within yourself to find God by not teaching the concept? In Luke 17:21 Jesus said “nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” There are many interpretations of that one verse.
To know yourself may seem simple, but do we really know ourselves. Our lives are connected to families and friends living in the physical world of media, religion, governments, corporations, banks and education. We are living it everyday, all day, every week, month and year, year after year. That is all we know. We have been made to believe we are advanced technologically, but in reality, we are mere children, playing in the world playground. We have world information at our fingertips, to study, to learn and inspire. In the meantime we are watching our home, mother earth, being destroyed, and even allowing it by remaining silent. Are we the meek? Have we have lost our way? Perhaps we have forgotten who we are, why we are here and where we are going. Even though your part in this great illusion may seem small, you have no idea of the importance of your presents on this planet at this time in our history.
There are 7.7 billion of us on this planet and within each is a Divine Spark, Spirit or Soul waiting to be awaken and find their Way. Most disregard this concept simply because it is not something the five senses nor scientific evidence can detect. Our emotions, feelings and thoughts create our reality more than we will ever realize. Many seekers have found the Way to the metaphysical world that exists right before our eyes. Their studies included studying and contemplating the many ancient teachings and recent information available to us today.
One of the many teachings are the Secret Teachings of Jesus found in the Gospel of Thomas, discovered in 1945 with other ancient texts. Jesus’ message was of love and enlightenment and not of sin and repentance as taught by the Church. In his sayings, Jesus tells us to look within, to know ourselves; to seek the truth; we are from the light; Recognize what is in our sight, and that which is hidden from us will become plain to us. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest. He had many messages of his 114 sayings first interpreted in 1959 and more translations in the 70’s.
The wisdom teaching of Buddha, who could have been King but chose the Way as the path of seeking enlightenment by looking within. His teachings provide much insight into mindfulness and meditation techniques putting our lives into perspective. He also tells us to look within, to know ourselves. Buddha said, “Seeking within, you will find stillness. Here there is no more fear or attachment-only joy.”
The Tao Te Ching is probably one of the wisest ancient books, reported to be written by the sage named Lao Tzu over 2500 years ago. It is about living in unity with nature, the Way and teaches us to look within. One saying from the Tao Te Ching, “He who knows the Way does not let it show. Neither does he seek to be rewarded by anyone. Those who know the Way find their reward within themselves.”
The fundamental teaching of Hinduism is that a human being’s basic nature is not confined to the body or the mind. Beyond both of these is the spirit or the spark of God within the soul. In the Katha Upanishad, Krishna said ” God allowed man to look outward, but in seeith the outer the inner ignored Those who see the eternal, turn their gaze within.”
Rumi was a 13th-century Sufi Mystic and Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar and theologian. His quotes are transforming, based upon love, hope, inspiration, and awakening. Rumi said “Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.”
The Law of One, is a channelling event that occurred in 1981–84. It is recorded and documented in a question and answer format taking over 3 years. It has been said it was the greatest spiritual message since Jesus. It reveals our purpose, the consequences of our behavior and what even happens at death. It has intense teachings and one is of our energy channels, Chakras, how to balance ourselves. To balance is to know ourselves,and to know ourselves is our foundation.
To know yourself is the message from our teachers. The language that the Divine Matrix recognizes prayer as imagining it already happened instead of wishing for it to happen. Remember our thoughts, emotion and actions create our reality. Be surrounded by your prayer as if it already has been answered. Ask without judgement whether right or wrong or ego and ask from the heart and feel the results as if it already has happened .
You do not have to be of any particular religion or any religion. Open your heart and seek within. To know yourself is unique to each of us. This uniqueness evolves as we seek the truth with love and service to others. When you know yourself, there will be no more fear, only understanding of your purpose. Meditation, contemplation, study, thanksgiving and prayer are tools for the great journey.
Jesus or Yeshua is known throughout the world as a spiritual leader, messiah, divine, prophet, Jewish preacher, religious leader, son of man, son of God and even God. Jesus said in Luke 12:49-53 “I have come to set the world on fire.” Indeed he has; in all facets of our understanding and beliefs.
After Jesus’ crucifixion in 30 AD, Christianity as we know it today, was born , and 600 years later, Islam. The Quran had many references of Jesus, also known as Isa. Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet who was given a special message to convey to all people. Muslims accept that Jesus was a servant, teacher, and lover of God’s Word, they do not believe that he was divine or the son of God. The Quran describes the miracles Jesus performed, such as healing the sick and raising the dead, but does not ascribe these miracles to his divinity. Instead, Jesus is a sign to all humankind of God’s endless mercy. Christianity and Islam combined, is more than half the world population, and is more than half of all world religions . There is no doubt, the man called Jesus, Yeshua or Isa has set the world on fire and has a huge impact on the world belief systems today.
Jesus’ life was not easy. The people of that time walked everywhere, some living as nomads in small groups, keeping flocks of sheep and goats, and traveling from place to place in order to feed and protect their animals. Others lived more settled lives, growing crops or providing services to people in towns and urban areas. Communication was word of mouth, very few could read or write. Jesus traveled with his disciples teaching and healing those who requested it. Some claim he traveled to India and many other places. As a child, he was learning that he had a power within and had to learn to control it. In some stories found in the Infancy Gospel of Thomas presents Jesus an amazing divine child: He makes sparrows out of clay and then brings to life. He raises people from the dead and heals his brother James when he is bitten by a snake.
Other stories present young Jesus as something of a holy terror: When a boy uses a tree branch to ruin some pools of water that Jesus has made, Jesus tells him to wither up like a tree and he does. When another boy runs into Jesus’s shoulder, Jesus curses him and the boy dies. At one point, Joseph says, “people who make him angry die”. Scholars have tried to make sense of this text but always don’t agree on how to understand it. More information on the Infancy Gospel of Thomas can be found here and the Origins of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas Tales here.
Jesus studied and understood the Jewish Bible as well as the Rabbi’s and may have been one himself. Some of his saying and teaching were very esoteric. One time he was confronted by a group of Jews who wanted to stone him. They told Jesus “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claiming to be God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods” . Jesus was referring to Psalm 82.6I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’ That was one of many esoteric sayings Jesus presents in the new testament. Another one is in Matthew 6:22, when Jesus said “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. Did he mean the third eye, the Sixth Chakra?
He spoke in the language of his time, simple-minded people trying to spread the most important word the world has ever known, the logos. He spoke in metaphors and parables with deep hidden meanings with an esoteric message to humanity.
After his crucifixion, in the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Christianity had many different concepts and belief systems. Some Christians maintained there were 2 Gods, or 12 or thirty or more. Some Christians maintained Jesus was not really a human being, or was he divine. Others thought he was two different beings, one human, one divine. Others believed the world was not created by the true God but by a malicious deity as a place for punishment for the human souls which have become entrapped here in human bodies. Some Christians believed that Jesus death and resurrection had no bearing on salvation and some believed that Jesus had never actually died.
One of those belief systems was Gnosticism. Gnosticism is a term from the Greek word gnosis meaning “knowledge”. Christians of the 2nd and 3rd centuries did not read the New Testament because the New Testament did not yet exist. Gnostics were the early movement of Christianity and lost the early Christian struggle to define orthodoxy.The Gnostics Christians had different views from the early Christianity. Orthodox Christianity created the idea of heresy to condemn the Gnostics quest for higher knowledge because the different belief system. Heresy comes from the Greek word Hairesis, which meant school of thought and did not have negative connotations. Early Christians wanted a single harmonious and considered themselves as a single body of Christ and did not want any division. Overtime, people who followed the Gnostics were considered godless and imperious members of a school of thought and therefore heretics. Some in the Christian religion still believe that today. The destruction of their sacred texts was inevitable, so some hid them in caves and various other places so they could not be found.
In 313 AD, Emperor Constantine converted and established Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire. The motivations of the Emperor were complex. Christianity had grown too powerful to suppress, and even Roman soldiers secretly converting to Christianity. After Emperor Constantine established Christianity as the official roman religion, and as it is today. All other forms of Christian beliefs were eliminated, by destroying and burning texts, letters and manuscripts. Many early followers of Christ were condemned by other Christians as heretics. Orthodox Christianity prevailed when in 397 C.E., the Council of Carthage established the orthodox New Testament canon with the 27 books. Through the years, the New Testament Canon had scribes copy by hand, word for word, taking or adding a word or even a letter has changed the meaning today. Nearly 2000 years later our understanding of Jesus teachings is from the New Testament Canon but with nearly 2000 years of editing. There are over 40 versions of the New Testament today. The church leaders provide their teachings to an uncertain concept, until now!
Now we have an astonishing variety of early Christian writings survive outside the canon of the New Testament. In many case, these writings expand upon the New Testament writings with a new understanding of Jesus’ message. We know the church version, but now we can know another version and you can seek the truth for yourself.
For the first time we have access to an apocrypha Jesus, hidden or secret teachings. In 1945, original gnostic documents were found and is believed to be one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century. Thirteen ancient texts of Gnostic works called “codices” found in caves in Upper Egypt untouched by scribes, can be found in the Nag Hammadi Library . Among the manuscripts was the discovery of a complete copy of 114 secret sayings of Jesus , known as Gospel of Thomas, thought to be constructed in the 1st or 2nd century A.D. Some of the sayings in the Gospel of Thomas can be found in the New Testament. The text has very Eastern flavor, being almost Buddhism and Tao Te Ching in some of the sayings.
The discovery in 1945 provides a new and refreshing school of thought about spirituality and Jesus message. The discovery also came at a time when it could be shared with the world and not suppressed as it was for the last twenty centuries.
The untouched scriptures, communicated a different way of life and salvation, Jesus is a teacher of wisdom and understanding, speaking in metaphors and parables of love and enlightenment. Much different from the sin and repentance as the Church teaches. Since the discovery and publications, the Gospel of Thomas has been the most celebrated of the 13 ancient texts discovered in 1945. Jesus confronts his disciples and leaders of the gospel with powerful sayings for all to contemplate the meaning. It starts:
“These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down”.
(1) And he said, he who shall find the interpretation of these words shall not taste of death.
In the Gospel of Thomas, salvation comes to those that learn from Jesus’s sayings the truth about themselves. “When you come to know yourselves,” Jesus said, “then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living father.” If people do not come to know themselves, then they remain mired by spiritual poverty.
Your true self, Thomas teaches, does not belong to this world of change and materiality. Instead, it originated in a realm of permanence and intellect. and it will return to the realm-if you know your true self. Our problem is not sin, but ignorance: We mistakenly think our material bodies are our true selves.
Join me in an esoteric journey to discover the meaning of 114 secret saying of Jesus.