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A new world…

"The world as it appears to us now is, as I said, largely a reflection of the egoic mind. Fear being an unavoidable consequence of egoic delusion, it is a world dominated by fear. Just as the images in a dream are symbols of inner states and feelings, so our collective reality is largely a symbolic expression of fear and of the heavy layers of negativity that have accumulated in the collective human psyche. We are not separate from our world, so when the majority of humans become free of egoic delusion, this inner change will affect all of creation. You will literally inhabit a new world. It is a shift in planetary consciousness. The strange Buddhist saying that every tree and every blade of grass will eventually become enlightened points to the same truth. According to St. Paul, the whole of creation is waiting for humans to become enlightened. That is how I interpret his saying that “The created universe is waiting with eager expectation for God’s sons to be revealed.” St. Paul goes on to say that all of creation will become redeemed through this: “Up to the present. . .the whole created universe in all its parts groans as if in the pangs of childbirth.”

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Why the cross? – part two

In the last post I talked about how Jesus “became our Sin” on the cross.  Hopefully I at least introduced a new way of seeing what “becoming our Sin” really means.  I tried to show how the power of Sin is the “Sin” that Paul is talking about.  This “Sin” is our lost identity, our…

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Common Ground

Humans are really quite interesting and often very predictable. I’ve always been a people watcher.  One of my observations is how people interact by finding common ground. Sometimes it is like a race to see where stories overlap so a deeper probing can happen. Two people who don’t know each other often begin a conversation…

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The Fallacy of Separation

Where we start often determines where we finish.  The end is predicated on the beginning.  Our perception is based on our experiential understanding.  In our human wisdom we base much of what we know to be true on our perception.  We will immediately reject something as “false” based on our “grid.”  Our “grid” is our perception…

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Mirror Mirror part two

I love this progressive revelatory walk with Jesus.  If you have been following this site for a time, I hope you have seen the progressive revelation unfold.  What amazes me is to go back and read some of the older posts and “see” hidden truths that I didn’t have “theology” for before but have come…

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By His Wounds

1 Peter 3:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (ESV) The power of the cross is the revelation of our inclusion in our Heavenly family.  Before Adam was Adam, he was in Christ.  Before…

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Under new suspension

I love it when the “planets align” or when “a plan comes together” or when “all things work out for the good.”  I like that kind of stuff don’t you?  Nobody wants to be “suspended” in “suspense” of an unknown outcome, right?  Isn’t our nature as humans to be in control?  We want to know…

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Poles and Snakes

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…

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Go ahead and ask a question

One of the beautiful things about Jesus is He gives us permission to ask questions.  This is what happens in a relationship.  No bride and groom or brother and sister or father and child would be without conversation.  Fathers especially are riddled with questions from their five-year-old child.  That is how it is supposed to…

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Your shield and great reward

Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” (ESV) This has always been God’s promise to us.  Our fallen nature screams for some kind of balance or payment.  Our incessant cry for jurisprudence requires…

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