To be awake is to be free of the dream. To be enlightened is to live as a transparent form emanating the eternal light from within. To be conscious is to be aware of the awareness you are. To be free is to no longer identify with ego and discover your true self. We use words like transcendence and transmutation and transfiguration to describe in concepts what is the emerging of the formless within the illusory world of form. We let go of our identity with form, ego, body, mind and the person. We wake up to see the form, body, mind and person as manifestations of our true self. Jesus described this awakening of consciousness as being born again. Isn't that description appropriate for waking up, being enlightened, becoming conscious and finding freedom? We are born again of water (entry into the physical realm) and spirit (awakening to the true self). Jesus described awakening as salvation. The word he used in its various forms was "sozo." This word means "to make whole."
I couldn't resist a part II. There are probably many more to come but for now...enjoy. Remember those days of the "great before?" You know, when you were a kid free to be a kid without grown-up stuff. Go way way back when you would play for hours in all those imagination moments on distant planets … Continue reading The Schism Within – Part II
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 … Continue reading Happy Birthday, 2 Years Old!
2 Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ controls and urges and impels us, because we are of the opinion and conviction that [if] One died for all, then all died; (AMP) This is a great mystery...one died for all then all died. Something so profound happened for us and TO US when Jesus was incarnated, … Continue reading A Great Mystery
John 3:9 Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? 11 Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive … Continue reading Poles and Snakes