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.”
Reporting on the coronavirus has been nonstop in the US as if nothing else is happening in the US or the world. The reporting seems to be more manipulative rather than honest, constructive reporting. It seems the media is being used to create panic and fear among the world populations with no regard for the truth. We are living a historical moment that ‘hopefully’ should teach everyone just how easy it is to control the masses.
Real global pandemics have been reported for hundreds of years. The best documented pandemics occurred in 1918 (H1N1, the Spanish flu), infecting 500 million and resulting in 20-50 million deaths. In 1957 (H2N2, the Asian flu), around 2 million deaths and in 1968 (H3N2, the Hong Kong flu) killing more than a million.
For comparison, you can find the most frequently up-to-date information about the COVID-19 on the Global Case Tracker and see for yourself how COVID-19 is affecting the world. As of March 14, 2020, world wide there are 153,524 confirmed cases, 5,789 deaths with 72,587 totally recovered.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated the annual mortality with seasonal influenza to be 290, 000 to 650,000 all-cause deaths globally.
To put the death toll in perspective, during 2017, there were more than 70,200 overdose deaths in the United States and 47,600 of those overdose deaths involved opioids. More than 130 people died every day from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016 and 2017, according to the US Department of Health & Human Services.
There is only one enemy and that enemy is fear. Worldwide, there are over 7 billion of us, thinking, talking, emotional, acting and reacting, all generating positive and negative energy. Fear is negative energy. We have approximately 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day, most with unruly minds. When we are bombarded with negative news from the media what are we creating? A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology studied the effects of worrying on performing a task. Thinking negatively about problems not only doesn’t help solve anything, it actually makes it harder for you to think of a helpful solution.
Traditional views suggest experiences of positive emotions signal well-being and guide positive behavior in the moment.Positive emotions, have more long-lasting consequences. Positive emotions transform people for the better, providing a spiritual path for the future.
Fear Mongering in the media is provoking thought, creating emotions resulting in actions and reactions. When negative energy prevails, the effects are not seen immediately, but can be defined as a garden, slowing growing and taking hold in whatever soil we have prepared.
Buddha said our lives are products of our mind. What we are today is a result of what we thought yesterday. What we think today influences what happens to us tomorrow. Our entire lives are products of our mind.
Consider humanity is being manipulated to create and support the New World Order. The more fear and negative emotions that are created, the more the New World Order gains control the world.
We are the only ones that can change it. We are over 7 billion strong. We can begin our journey by being kind, loving and and compassionate to our follow man and not living in fear. Whatever you have in your heart and mind, you will become.
One positive aspect of the Pandemiccoronavirus (COVID-19) may be that many people are beginning to realize the world is not as it seems and the physical and spiritual worlds are inseparable. When there’s such an attempt to generate fear by the media based on COVID-19, one has to pause and look for answers. Normal routines that we have taken for granted such as religious assemblies, sporting events and other public gathers have been put on hold. We are living a historical moment, perhaps the most spiritual moment, to understand how our thoughts, emotions and actions are creating our reality and how it can and has controlled the masses.
People can use this event as a catalyst and decide to either to live in fear or to live in love. People of all walks of life, regardless your Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or Atheist, we are all one people living on earth to learn the ways of love and wisdom. Perhaps this is our time to unite and support one another.
A good example of support is the people of Italy. The streets of Italy has all but ceased, but Italians aren’t letting fear of this pandemic keep them from one of the simplest joys in life, music.
Another example is China carbon dioxide levels have dropped drastically showing show Mother Earth is repairing herself because businesses, cars and planes are minimizing the pollutants they create.
These are just a few positive examples that we do not hear from mainstream media.
The panamedic can be used as a catalyst to either live in fear or to live in love and compassion while helping others. Consider the language of the Divine Matrix is humanity’s thoughts, emotions and actions. We all have free will to choose our own paths, not only affecting ourselves but those around us.
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.
As we increase our understanding of our true nature, we begin to realize there is a Source, a Universal Intelligence of pure divine energy, that connects us all. Science may call it a quantum or biofield, described as “a field of energy and information, both putative and subtle, that regulates the homeodynamic function of living organisms and may play a substantial role in understanding and guiding health processes.” Science also tells us that the heart electromagnetic energy field be detected and measured several feet from the body.
More recently, Dr. Valerie V. Hunt, scientist, author, lecturer and Professor Emeritus of Physiological Science at the University of California confirmed electromagnetic energy is the most plentiful constant energy of our universe. It is a part of all structures living and dead, including the atmosphere. We create electromagnetic energies in the atoms of our living cells, which we enhance by the reaction with the atmospheric energy field. We know this expanded energy field as the human aura. Without this biofield life would not exist and there would be only an inner biochemical mix. Dr. Hunt was involved in research that is uncovering the various dimensions involved in the bioenergetic transactions between humans and the environment as they relate to human behaviors, emotions, health, illness, and disease, as well as scientifically quantifying the human aura and the levels of consciousness it contains., all you have to do is realize the power within you.
The Abrahamic religions, Christians, Jews and Islam may refer to this quantum or biofield as the Holy Spirit while while Taoist refer to chi or qi and the Dao or the way. Hindu refer to prana and chakras while the Buddha included prana under a different name, one that is also used in yoga. The words is virya, and it means vitality, or life energy.
Consider all the different labels of this divine energy by science and religion the same. When we realize we are co-creators by our thoughts, emotions and actions then the healing process can begin.
We are all subject to three types of diseases that affect the body, mind and Spirit and all are interrelated. Disease normally occurs during recurring negative thoughts, emotions and actions. We know the Law of Karma, we reap what we sow. The body is affected by bacteria, virus and an array of toxins in our foods and environment. Our bodies suffer from pain that needs physical healing. Our minds are susceptible to infection by fear, worries, anger, greed, selfishness, jealousy just to name of few, which requires mental healing. Our spirit is haunted by the disease of forgetting our true nature which cause man to forget their perfect divine nature and focus on the physical world. Ignorance creates imbalances between body, mind and spirit.
Chakras are the bodies seven energy centers. The healing process begins with clearing blockages in these energy centers and connect to the quantum field. Energy flows with love. When we love others as we love ourselves; love nature; be of service to others and are mindful of our thoughts, emotions and actions, the healing process will begin. Prayer, meditation, contemplation and gratitude is part of the healing process.
Jesus message to us was we all have the ability to heal if we believe his message of love and enlightenment and look within ourselves to find the answers. In John 14:12 when Jesus said “Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
Words have two meanings which are denotation and connotation. Denotation is the basic concept that a word points to in a speaker’s and listener’s minds. For example, house means a structure that people live in. Connotation is the individual’s emotional reaction to the word. ‘House’ means something emotionally different to a real estate agent compared to a mortgage paying homeowner, which is somewhat different from that of someone who rents. A homeowner is more aware of maintenance of the property than the renter. Abstract words like ‘kindness’, ‘love’, ‘hunger’ also means something different depending on a person’s cultural upbringing and experiences in life. and it is the same for religious and spiritual references like ‘God ” and ‘church’ and even a word like ‘school’.
Words have emotional power, and can be used for both good and not-so-good reasons. Ephesian 4:29 says “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” This is a spiritual matter. Is your speech positive and edifying or negative and destructive? There is really no such thing as “positive” criticism. This same information can be gently delivered as suggestions, if you deliver it with encouraging spiritual intent. It is better to avoid saying critical things trying to get people to behave physically like you might think they should. Romans 14:17 says, “for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,” because being fair to others, getting along with them, and having fun are spiritually important, whereas trying to get people to adopt your veganism or political viewpoint only leads to discord and strife.
People do react negatively to words and phrases that belittle their beliefs. Another bad use of words is the news which continually harps on the bad things that happen. This is spiritually draining from the negative emotions that it produces in people. Then there are people who will use the Bible to criticize others. There is nothing spiritual about such a use of scripture. So it is better to monitor what you say and speak words that build up the positive emotions in other people. And you will benefit by helping to make the world a better place.
Tom has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from SUNY at Buffalo. His dissertation was a grammar of the Sherpa Language, so he actually has recordings of Ang Chhuldim Dorjee speaking Sherpa. He has taught 140 college classes in the areas of Linguistics, English, and Medical Terminology.
Hierarchy was established to maintain status quo and control of the masses. We have been guided daily through a world wide messaging system, a worldwide system of control with the pretense of making it a better world, to protect us from war, disease and starvation.
It is well-documented that people’s memories are fallible; their perceptions are unreliable; and their view of the world, no matter how strongly believed, may well be contrary to the facts, even contrary to physical law. All of these aspects of the mind can be manipulated by experts, and are daily. First, consider that we have been programmed since birth. Our education, media, political and religious systems play an integral part of who we are and have become. Who controls these systems and why do they want control? The truth is so unbelievable that most will simply discard it!
Just in the last 100 years we had two world wars, with estimated deaths from 78-103 million that ended in 1945. Add another 8-10 million for the Korean and Vietnam wars; not counting the countless other battles and conflicts around the world. Then we look at the casualties of today’s societies around the world, unknowingly controlled by the corporations; owned by the few. With 95 % of the world wealth, they certainly have the means to continue their programming and indoctrination programs with bio, geo and hi-tech engineering.
Religion maybe one of the biggest assets as a control mechanism in the world with 84 percent of the world population affiliated with a religion. People go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques and other places of worship to seeking answers. People born into a religion normally remain in that religion and perhaps one should ask themselves why. Is it our fear of death which we all will eventually face? There are a whole host of reasons for why we obey. These extend from a fear of punishment to truly believing in what we’re told to do. These reasons can be personal or very general, based on our natural human psychology. How much are we missing when follow dogmas, doctrines and disciplines that keep us within a system?
But it does not have to be that way. Most religious or spiritual beliefs cannot be empirically tested. That does not mean that the consequences of having religious faith or participating in religious life, or searching for the sacred cannot be studied to advanced ourselves.
We know that a growing body of psychological science is suggesting that spirituality is beneficial and those who attend religious services, or whom feel they are spiritual, experience lower levels of depression and anxiety; display signs of better health, such as lower blood pressure and fewer strokes; and say they generally feel healthier. There is even scientific evidence that we have the ability to heal ourselves. Dr Joe Dispenza, researcher and international lecturer, author, and educator healed himself after breaking 6 vertebrae in his back and being told he would never walk again. Through meditation, visualizations and his belief system, after nine and a half weeks after the accident, he got up and walked, without having any body cast or any surgeries.
Paracelsus, Physician and Philosopher said “The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material . . . The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them . .. Ills of the body may be cured by remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.” According to NASA Scientists we are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down.
We live in a world at our figure tips, to explore to better understand the world we live in. Humanity will always be controlled by the few, unless we learn of the cosmic power that exists within each of us.
Albert Einstein was quoted as saying the religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend personal God and avoid dogma and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description. If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs it would be Buddhism.
Nirvana, enlightenment, Christ Consciousness, many words used to describe a state of higher consciousness a state of loving all. Becoming one with all, stepping beyond our own human limits and rising to our spiritual level which has no boundaries. Measly words created by man can barely describe that of which we know and understand, trying to use those same words to describe that of which exists only in faith, only within ones self can never convey it to a level of understanding that will come on an intellectual level. That however is where the fun begins.
It’s called the “veil”. Such as the bride who hides behind the veil to only be exposed at the time of unity – the uniting of two to become one. Same holds true with the “veil” that each of us live behind as a spiritual being living a human experience. The “veil” only to be dropped when we have reached the unity of oneness with our One Creator. When we reach the acceptance of Love, that it is not just what we do or how we feel, it is who we are. Love is all, it’s oneness; it is the very reason for our existence.
Spirituality has been described as that of which is revealed in the silence when looking within ones self to understand the true message given to mankind throughout the ages in sacred texts. Silence…., who hears anything in the silence, isn’t that in itself contradictory? Silence is defined as having no audible sound, to hear nothing according to the dictionary.
Therein lies the challenge, how does one find the silence within? There’s so much noise today, not just on the outside but within us. We worry about finances, love, family, health, politics, we worry about worrying. Our minds don’t stop long enough to hear silence, we are constantly thinking about whats next, family, friends, chores, trips, health and life. Most of us can’t even hear ourselves speak.
In Greek during biblical days, the word silence meant to keep peace. Therefore; when one keeps peace within themselves – within the silence, the truth is revealed. Much like the varying definitions of the word silence, each of us will also have varying definitions as it applies to us. Silence doesn’t always mean a clear, empty mind, sometimes it may just be observed as a peacefulness within. There is no right or wrong way to reflect upon ones own image, peeling back the layers of what we not only hide from others but hide from ourselves.
The search within is a catalyst for most, if not all along the spiritual path. Searching and listening for the silence, waiting for that noticeable change within. The change begins the minute we opt to pursue the path of spirituality, the minute our mind accepts things aren’t as they seem. We notice subtle changes in our thought process. However; for some this is the point that seems to lead to frustration, and for some a hesitation to continue along the path. A feeling of inferiority, a feeling of failure, these feelings are normal, they are a part of the path. That is the voice we hear in the silence, its not telling us to condemn and judge ourselves its showing us the areas we must focus on and bring into balance. We all struggle and stumble within the silence. Struggle to understand the message, and stumbling by judging our self. The silence can become stronger when we have no level of expectation, but simply an acceptance and love for our self. Loving and accepting of ones self is the ultimate catalyst for spiritual growth, without the love of our self how do we love our neighbors as our self?
Have you ever considered why the doctrine of reincarnation was not in the bible? Based on the Catholic church, doctrines are infallible teachings of the Church on matters of faith and morals and are connected to Dogmas. Dogmas are opinions believed to be true. Doctrines can develop over time as the Church comes to better understand them. It is said that even the Pope does not have the authority to change Doctrine. This short video may provide answers to that question that many ask today.
According to a 2018 Pew Research survey, 33% of Americans say they believe in reincarnation. There is even credible research on reincarnation conducted by Ian Stevenson, chairman of the psychiatry department at the University of Virginia Medical School. He began investigating the phenomenon of young children who say they recall a past life. Hundreds of such cases were looked into with the aim of validating if the person they remembered being actually existed. Stevenson traveled the world examining children’s memories and matching them to specific individuals. Not only were many validated, but some children even bore physical signs of injuries sustained when their previous incarnation. After Stevenson’s death in 2010, the research was continued by another U. of V. psychiatrist, Jim Tucker, who presents some fascinating statistics in two books. This online article summarizes some of the more startling numbers.
It is important to keep in mind man has created dogmas, doctrines and disciplines. We are continually being indoctrinated and programmed, not only governing our physical world, but our metaphysical world. The two worlds are inseparable. Perhaps one should be aware that Dogmas or Doctrines may entrench a person in a belief system and possibly stifling their spiritual growth and evolution. We each have God given gifts of free-will and discernment, to keep what helps us and let which does not drop away.
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.