Tag: Dan Mohler

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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The Kingdom of Love

Matt 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (ESV) Verses like that have been used by religion to put fear into people’s lives.  When fear comes, love has no chance.  That is why perfect love casts out fear.  How…

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We ARE the tabernacle of God.

In the last post I talked about how we are the tabernacle of God.  The symbolism of the tabernacle and how it relates to us is quite astonishing, really.  Of course you have to get past the legal categories, the good-bad filter and the desperate need for a literal understanding of the Bible.  Are you…

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Where are my demons? – two

In the last post I posed the question “where do the demons come from?”  If you just can’t wait any longer go to the end of the post and find out.  If you want to take the journey with me, read ahead. We really don’t recognize how deep are our paradigms.  Our perspectives and lenses…

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A better story

Have you ever been called in to see your boss?  Maybe when you were little you got called into the principle’s office?  Can you hear your mom calling you from the other side of the house?  Yep that is your dad yelling “come here Jimmy.”  Or maybe it isn’t a “superior” but a “peer” who…

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Where is my Hell!?!?

Have you ever been late to a party or something you had been looking forward to?  You know the scene.  You leave early so you can get a good parking spot.  You hit every light perfectly and your mind is racing with anticipation.  Then you turn the corner and “what?”  There are cars parked everywhere.…

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Awakening

Our goodness or badness doesn’t determine our destiny. Our surrender to our divine nature as children of God determines our reality. Our destiny is not a destination and is not a future location but it is a revelation of God’s eternal plan. Fancy deep thinker words but let me be less obtuse. We are God’s…

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Why the cross? – part four

When I was a kid in elementary school nobody talked about ADD or ADHD.  If there was another kid in your class that was disruptive all the time, people would call him hyper.  “Wow that kid is really hyper.”  Of course labels suck and wrong diagnosis is tragic.  Still you have an appreciation for the…

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