Tag: Bible

Flip Side

When you embrace my divine wisdom you are mindful and have the capacity to see clearly. You will come to experience the reality of who and what you are. That reality of oneness will set you free from the bondage of the egoic illusion of separateness. (FST)

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Pointers to the formless: PARADOX

The mind attempts to go deeper and deeper looking for the indivisible root cause.  It believes there is always a singular truth to any circumstance.  It creates an absolute paradigm of "good" and "bad" so it can manipulate the next moment to bring only "good" and exclude the "bad."  Seeking truth from this perspective will bring us to truth but it is an indirect path.  We look through our electron microscopes to discover the indivisible and the root cause that we believe will allow us to predict every moment, but what we find is randomness.  The indivisible doesn't exist.  Cause and effect don't work.  We even create concepts to describe what we can't understand like quantum and relativity.  The indirect path brings us to paradox.

The direct path is paradox.  When we follow the pointers to truth, we find the end of our minds.  Paradox takes us beyond our minds where truth can be experienced for what it IS.  We can take the long way around the mountain by the path of the mind or take the shortcut through paradox.  

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The way of life

Life reveals contrast.  Life brings us conflict.  Life can be a struggle that we resist or an eternal life we live.  We can flow with the river or be a rock eroded over time.  Life is like our body when it is trying fight a virus, there is an internal struggle, a war really, that is taking place to bring harmony back to the body.  The way of life is as it is so that consciousness can experience perceived separateness to know oneness.  When we are presented with opportunities to flow with life we get to choose which path we will take.  The path of resistance is struggle but eventually leads to surrender.  Life can be a fire that burns away what is temporal, revealing what is eternal.  The path of eternal life is living as a human form in harmony with life to enjoy the miracle of life.  As eternal consciousness, we manifested as form to experience the formless.

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A flip side of the creation story

Before there was a beginning, there was just the divine.  Before there was time, there was only “God.”  Before there was form, there was only the formless.  Within the formless, forms came into being as a natural expression of the formless.

In the beginning the divine manifested as the heavens and the earth.  The heavens were the divine truth.  The earth was the physical manifestation of the divine.  The earth was formless.  It had no separateness but was one formless form.  Then divine consciousness entered the cosmos of forms.  God said “let there be light.”  This consciousness began to take the form of all the substance of the cosmos.

Time began.  Consciousness divided itself.  Day and night came into being.  Matter took shape.  Consciousness as the earth divided itself.  There was water and there was dry land.  Consciousness divided itself further to be plants and animals and living things.  Consciousness then took the form of what we call humans.  These humans were special since consciousness could become aware of itself in the human form.  Man walked with God in the garden.

Then consciousness in human form further divided itself into concepts and ideas and labels.  Man named the plants and animals.  Consciousness in human form became aware of self.  Man needed a partner.  Man needed community as it became aware of self.  Then mankind took the concept of self and created self-centeredness.  Man walked with God in the garden as a centered self and then “fell” into the world of self-centered.  Good and bad were created as the self-centered preferred one thing over another.  The apple was pleasing to the eye.

Consciousness became unconscious.  Death became real.  The illusion of a separate self was born.  The identity with the body/mind took the place of awareness.  The seeds of consciousness became the illusion.  The dreamer forgot it was dreaming.

And this was as it should be.

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Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!

This month Alancetotheheart is two years old.  Wow what a journey it has been.  342 posts later I can say much has changed and much has stayed the same.  That sounds pretty cliché I know but let me see if I can explain. When I started writing I felt like the “great defender of God’s…

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The emerging Jesus seeds

Maybe you have heard the parable of the sower and the seed.  It isn’t long so I’ll let you refresh your memory or see it for the first time: Luke 8:4 And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to him, he said in a parable, 5 “A sower went out…

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The Gate

Since the fall, our brains see through law.  When we ate from the wrong tree we took on a law way of thinking.  We thought in terms of lists.  In the original language, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was a tree that made us aware of what is good or bad…

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Pit Stop Lies

Two big fat lies. 1. God is angry at you for your sins 2. You have the willpower to overcome sin God hates sin. More importantly, he hates what sin does to His children. God loves his children. He loves them so much that he died for them. He is love. He loved them so…

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Upside Down

I must warn you this post is pretty strong.  I apologize for those who are offended but I will not apologize for the goodness of God demonstrated by Jesus on the cross, proven by a risen Jesus and realized in us with power by the Holy Spirit. Sin is a bad thing, right?  This is what…

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