Tag: Holy Spirit

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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Where you come from

Sometimes I get questions that make me think.  I love them especially in light of the revelation of who I am and who you are and who our Father is and how it all fits together, our origins.  Oh yeah, where you come from is everything.  Every single breathing human has thoughts about where they…

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Rewards in Heaven???

Mat 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. (ESVST) Why do we read this verse in its negative contrast?  What I mean is why do we say that the reward is conditional on the suffering?  Here is another question: why do…

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Future past and present

Do kids in school still read George Orwell’s “1984?”  I read it in school at it wasn’t yet 1984.  When I read it, I remember thinking 1984 was really far in the future.  It was only about 5 years away but to me it was a look into a crystal ball of a possible future.…

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Cow Tipping

After the last post I felt maybe you needed a break from all the angry God talk since, of course, that g.o.d. isn’t real and it hurts your mind of Christ to imagine a Father who is actually a monster.  Wow there I go again.  So in this post how about we have some fun.…

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We need more confessing!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (ESV) This is easily the most misunderstood and misused verse in the New Testament.  Without a doubt the evangelical conservative western church pounds people with a perverse fear of a…

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Light through the good-bad

John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made.  That which was made in it was life, and the life was the light of men.…

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Upside down thinking – part 2

Is it possible that God’s approach and view and understanding of all things is so different from ours that the incarnation is less about a “delusion derived chasm crossing” than it is about a “revolutionary way of thinking?” When we see the relational beauty of the Trinity, a God emerges that we thought was the stuff of fiction and…

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