Tag: resurrection

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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What is our death, really?

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (KJV) So my “death” is liberating but in a…

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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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You Will Surely Die

When I was 14 I spent most of my summer with my Grandparents.  I really loved my Grandparents.  They were so awesome.  We spent time together.  We did stuff like go fishing and watch old Alfred Hitchcock shows.  My Grandfather was a preacher.  He may have had some religious doctrine that I wouldn’t agree with…

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Flesh and Spirit: part 4

Flesh and Spirit will always be with us.   If you haven’t been following check out the first Flesh and Spirit post here.  I’ve spent some time contrasting the two but the reality is both are a part of us.  It isn’t a war, it is a reality.  We have our flesh that is learning a…

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Flesh and Spirit: part 2

Rom 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. (ESV) My flesh is weak. My spirit is strong. My flesh believes a lie that “God is against me.” My flesh is…

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