WHAT IS “NEW AGE?”

WHAT IS “NEW AGE?”

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

        As a child, I threw stones into a lake to watch the rippling water expand into ever larger circles.  Although puzzled, I accepted this sequence of events as a fact of life.  Regardless of how many times I tossed in a stone, the water never failed to surge forth in circles that steadily increased in size.

Although we seldom stop to think about it, time as we measure it does the same thing—it expands into ever increasing cycles of time.  We accept as a fact of life that our lives include a multiplicity of segments of time:  seconds … minutes … hours … days … weeks … months … years … decades … generations … and even centuries.

What we have not yet experienced is a cycle of time greater than a century.  That is what makes 2012 such a unique time in human history.  We are experiencing the end of much larger cycles of time:  a 2000 years cycle known as a Zodiac Age … a 5000 years cycle known as a World Age … a 26,000 years cycle known as the Precession of the Equinoxes (The number of years is rounded off for each cycle).  Time lines are merging into one as we pass from the old world into a new Earth.

Just as we cannot stop the passage of a year or a decade, we lack the ability to stop a new 2000 years cycle from emerging.  Whether we like it or not, we are leaving the Piscean Age and entering the New Aquarian Age.

The turmoil raging throughout our world signifies the awakening of people to the truth that life was created to be much more fulfilling than we have thus far known.  Humanity is awakening to the awareness that We Are One Family of God.  We desire to cease fighting one another … to eradicate hunger … to abolish poverty.

The end of the Piscean Age marks the end of life as we have experienced it.  As we move into the New Aquarian Age, we can already see signs of a much more loving world emerging.  If we stop and think about it, all of us can perceive ways in which our world is making very positive changes.  In the coming weeks and months, many more revelations of good will be unveiled.

We have learned to accept the changes that come with a new century.  Now we are faced with the necessity to be open to a vast transformation of our world as the New Aquarian Age emerges.  The fact that we are also experiencing a New World Age and a New Precession of the Equinoxes magnifies this forthcoming transformation.

An excellent article on the Precession of the Equinoxes may be found at:  http://www.shiftoftheage.com/2009/11/02/precession-of-the-equinox-from-darkness-into-light-2/

 

 

 

 

 

RELEASING THE HABIT OF BEING THIRD DIMENSIONAL, Suzanne Lie, Ph.D.

RELEASING THE HABIT OF BEING THIRD DIMENSIONAL

Suzanne Lie, Ph.D.

          NOTE BY NANCY:    Jesus taught:  “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you HAVE RECEIVED  it, and it will be yours.”  Mark 11:24  Jesus is asking us to rise above our 3rd dimensional thought patterns of lack and I can’t into the higher intuitive knowing that comes to us from the 5th and higher dimensions.  When we feel our prayers go unanswered, that may be because we have focused on what our 3rd dimensional society tells us is possible.   The 3rd dimensional plane of duality is passing away.  We are to learn to think in terms of the 5th dimension where all things are possible.

Dr. Lie’s blog message below gives us some excellent insights.

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/2012/02/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo_22.html

 

THE BIBLE – THE STORY OF OUR SOUL’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PLANE OF DUALITY – DRAWS TO A CLOSE

THE BIBLE – THE STORY OF OUR SOUL’S JOURNEY

THROUGH THE PLANE OF DUALITY – DRAWS TO A CLOSE

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

        As the cycle of duality draws to a close, let us use this Lenten season to ponder:  did I understand the true import of my sacred text?  Am I ready to make the approaching evolutionary leap to the 5th dimensional plane of love and light?

The Bible is one of the sacred texts for the 3rd dimensional plane of duality.  Its writers all lived on the plane of duality and were therefore confronted with good and evil.  Although inspired, they wrote from the perspective of learning to deal with duality in a manner that would allow them and us to awaken to the higher planes of life.  Many pointed the way, but did we comprehend?

In the first chapters of Genesis, we find a symbolic story of the Earth’s creation.  “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”  (Genesis 1:31)

Into this lush paradise, humankind entered.  We were gifted with freewill and given the opportunity to choose how we live our lives.  “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat; for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”  (Genesis 2:16-17)  God was explaining that once we choose to evolve on the plane of duality, we die to the awareness of all that is within the cosmos.

Our perspective becomes extremely limited.  We die to the knowledge of who we truly are as made in the image of God—child gods.  We die to the understanding that we are One with God.  We begin to feel separate and alone.  We die to the consciousness of the Garden of Eden and instead, enter a world in which we experience good and evil.  Our physical bodies become sick, decay, and die.  We appear blind to a world of plenty for all and accept as normal:  enemies/wars, hatred, anger, jealousy, resentment, competition, egoism, discrimination, emotional and physical pain, revenge, and blood sacrifice.  And by far, the most insidious of all is the personification of Creator God as a being with less integrity than we possess.

The writers of those books, eventually accepted into the biblical canon, did not write with that intention.  Instead, they wrote within the cultural milieu with which they were familiar.  Their writings were often inspired for the betterment of those within their community.  However, by the time the canonical books were written, tens of thousands of years had passed on the plane of duality.  Spiritual blindness was well established.

As we read the biblical account, it is possible to perceive layers of meaning.  The inspired message often shines through; but few take the time to comprehend it.  Humankind has never been abandoned, even though we came to believe that is the case.  Advanced beings have periodically incarnated on the plane of duality in order to give humankind a jump start to spiritual awakening.  They have become a part of daily life on Earth and attempted to reveal Truth to us.

Let’s look at a few biblical examples.

“And Enoch found favor in the presence of God, and disappeared; for God took him away.”  (Genesis 5:24)  Enoch is the first biblical character to ascend from the plane of duality back into the higher dimensions, without physical death.

Melchizedek, a priest king of Salem (Jerusalem) is another example of an advanced being dwelling on the plane of duality, without experiencing a physical birth or death.  “Neither his father nor his mother is recorded in the genealogies; and neither the beginning of his days nor the end of his life; but, like the Son of God, his priesthood abides forever.  Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave tithes and paid head tax….  But this man who is not recorded in their genealogies took tithes even from Abraham and blessed him who had received the promises.  Beyond dispute, he who was less was blessed by him who was greater than himself.”  (Hebrews 7:3-4, 6-7)

Elijah is a third example of higher beings interacting with humanity on the plane of duality.  “And it came to pass, as they still went on and talked, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire, and separated the two; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.”  (2 Kings 2:11)  Elijah was beamed up into a space craft.  He and his fellow prophets knew ahead of time that he would be picked up.

Ezekiel provides a fourth example.  “And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud, and a flaming fire and brightness was round about it, and out of the midst of it there came as it were a figure out of the midst of the fire.” (Ezekiel 1:4)  The book of Ezekiel tells the story of an extraterrestrial being working with Ezekiel by giving him instructions regarding his mission and transporting him from place to place in a space ship.   

The year 2012 arrives amidst much talk on the internet about humanity ascending and the fact that extraterrestrials with their space craft are present with us.  The above four examples illustrate what is possible for each of us.  As 2012 marks the end of the cycle of duality on Earth, we can achieve a level of spiritual maturity that will allow us to physically ascend to higher dimensions.  We may also work in cooperation with our galactic family for the healing of our planet and its inhabitants.  Our sacred text has prepared us to be reunited with our Star families.  Have we recognized that fact?

Elijah taught us the lesson of sharing when we think we have nothing to share.  Sharing reaps abundance.  We also see in Elijah the power to channel divine healing energy … to restore physical plane life.  (I Kings 17:10-24)

While living on the plane of duality, we have lived with the consciousness of lack, the requirement to work hard because we are taught there is not enough to go around and we may be the ones who are deprived.  Our present society is torn apart by the varying theories that separate the hardworking from the supposed lazy, the need to share from the propensity to deprive those who do not meet our standards.

Have we heard Elijah?  Have we integrated Jesus’ teaching:  “Do not worry for your life, what you will eat and what you will drink, nor for your body, what you will wear…. Who is among you who by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? …  Your Father in heaven knows that all of these things are also necessary for you.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all those things shall be added to you.”   (Matthew 6:25, 27, 32-33)

We have drawn much comfort from the Psalms, but have we been aware of the frequency with which enemies is mentioned?  Thy preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.”  (Psalm 23:4)  We assume that having enemies—domestic or foreign—is the norm.

We have created a God who hates, who takes revenge, who punishes for eternity.  In turn, we assume we have the right or obligation to hate, take revenge, to punish for life.  Have we been aware of the subliminal messages within the Bible that are the result of its writers living on the plane of duality?  “The proud shall not stand in thy sight; thou hatest all workers of iniquity….  Condemn thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their wickedness, for they have provoked thee.”  (Psalm 5:5,10)  “Let all my enemies be ashamed and defeated; let them turn back and be destroyed suddenly.”  (Psalm 6:10)  When we read such passages, we unconsciously register a God who hates some of creation, who grows angry, who takes revenge.   If hate, anger, and revenge characterize God, then our own response to these emotions is much more nonchalant.

We have grown accustomed to portraying God as Warrior.  We pray for our side to win.  “And Joshua conquered all these kings and their countries at one time; because the Lord God of Israel was with him and it was he who fought for Israel.”   (Joshua 10:43)  “Joshua made war a long time with all those kings….  For it was the Lord’s doing to harden their hearts so that they would come against Israel in battle, in order that they might be utterly destroyed and might receive no mercy, but be exterminated, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.”  (Joshua 11:18,20)

We blame God for all the things we cannot explain.  The biblical book of Job is an excellent example.  “God can do anything God wants to do” is a common statement that few of us attempt to deny.  Like Job, we grit our teeth and try to remain faithful:  “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”  (Job 1:21)  We ponder the question “Why do good people suffer?”  But we most often fail to reconcile our religious beliefs with our inner intuitive knowing.  Job knew he was not being punished because he had broken a religious law.  The Book of Job depicts his—and our own—personal journey of reconciliation with our inner intuitive knowing.  Job is Every Individual.  Have we recognized our inner knowing and sought our own Truth?  Or, have we given our power over to the religious authorities?  We cannot give our power away and develop as the child gods that we are.

Do we question the biblical portrayals of God as a punishing God, a capricious God, a Warrior God?  Do we ask “How can a God of Absolute Love behave in this way?”  Do we truly believe God is Love or do we attempt to believe it while repressing those annoying questions that keep poking their heads into our conscious awareness, insisting upon being answered?  How often I have heard ministers and Sunday School teachers say, “Don’t ask questions or you will lose your faith.”

Recognizing and loving God is not an act of repression.

Have we diligently sought to know Truth?  For example, Job is one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible.  It is actually the story of humanity’s journey into enlightenment or ascension.  But, in order to know that, we must delve into the deeper layers of its message and that requires a knowledge of metaphysics.[i]

There are biblical scholars who have interpreted the Bible metaphysically.[ii]  The deeper messages resonant strongly with Universal Truth:  God Is Love; we live in a cosmos filled with loving beings ready to assist us in navigating our way out of the plane of duality.

The major reason we blame God for all that we cannot explain is because the Church has denied us the opportunity to learn about reincarnation as the means of Soul progression.  The Christian arrangement of the books within the Old Testament has as its concluding sentences:  “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.  And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to their children and the heart of the children to their fathers before I come and smite the earth to ruin.”  (Malachi 4:5-6)  The Old Testament ends with the promise that Elijah will reincarnate.

Approximately 400 years, called the Intertestamental Period, pass between the Old Testament and the New Testament.   During this time, the culture of Palestine changed dramatically.  By the time of Jesus, Palestine has become cosmopolitan with major trade routes running through it.  The shipping and fishing industries were flourishing.  Numerous cultural and philosophical influences were present.  Many were highly educated.  Jesus’ maternal uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, was known as one of the most wealthy men in the world.  He owned a shipping business and the tin mines in what is now England.  Jesus frequently traveled with his uncle, who became the legal guardian of the family after Joseph returned to spiritual realms.  Have we considered the fact that the story of Jesus and the New Testament took place within an actual historical setting that can be researched?  Or have we simply believed the simplistic narrative that the Church has propagated?

Each of the four gospels endeavor to tell the story of Jesus.  All were written decades after the conclusion of Jesus’ ministry.[iii]  For modern Christians, the translations and interpretation of these gospels have been influenced by the writings of the Church Fathers during the first eight centuries of the Church.   Numerous creeds were composed in an effort to codify the doctrines of the Christian religion.[iv]  As a result, the gospels have been read within the mindset of the Christian doctrines.  The passages that would be considered heretical teachings by the Church are simply ignored.

The Gospel of John is believed by many biblical scholars to best depict the actual teachings of Jesus.  This gospel reveals a Jesus who came to show the Way back to the Father.  In other words, Jesus came to show humanity how to evolve spiritually to the point of leaving the plane of duality and ascending to higher dimensions.

The concept of a sacrificial lamb or a blood sacrifice has been acceptable to many living on the plane of duality.  It goes along with the God humanity has created—a vengeful God demanding atonement for the mistakes we have made while living on the plane of duality.  This in no way depicts the true God of Absolute Love.  On the higher dimensions, all is love and light and peace.  A God of Love beholds the immaculate conception of all of humanity—made in the image of God.

Jesus incarnated as a Wayshower … he came to show us the Way out of the darkness of the plane of duality.  We lost our way and needed an example to follow.

Because we are accustomed to reading the Bible in accordance with the tenets of Christianity, we do not have the eyes to see what Jesus really taught.  This is especially true when it relates to the I AM sayings.  Jesus taught:  “The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.”  (John 14:10)  “I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak….  What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.”  (John 12:49-50)[v]

Jesus channeled the Father who dwells within each of us.  Therefore, when Jesus speaks the I AM sayings, he is channeling the Father.  I AM the light of the world means the Father within each of us is the Light of the World.  I AM the bread of life means the Father within each of us is the bread of life.  During this Lenten Period, read the Gospel of John from the perspective of Jesus speaking the words of the Father.

Jesus repeatedly shifted the attention from himself to the Father.  “The Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does the Son does likewise.”  (John 5:19)

“My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.  Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own.  Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and there is nothing false in him.”  (John 7:16-18)  “Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me.”  (John 12:44)

Jesus never placed himself above humanity … he came as Elder Brother, Teacher, and Wayshower.  He wanted us to follow his example.  He taught the people “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.  Pray, then, in this way:  Our Father in heaven….”  (Matthew 6:8-9)

Jesus’ expects his disciples to do more than they think they can and grows impatient with them for not doing so.  “When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.’  But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’  They said to him, ‘Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?’”  (Mark 6:35-37)

Teacher, I brought you my son; he has a spirit that makes him unable to speak…  I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they could not do so.  He answered them, ‘You faithless generation, how much longer must I put up with you?  Bring him to me.’”  (Mark 9:17-19)

“The one who believes in me (Jesus speaks the words of “our” Father) will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.”  (John 14:12)

The Jews took up stones again to stone him.  Jesus replied, ‘I have shown you many good works from the Father.  For which of these are you going to stone me?  The Jews answered, ‘It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you, but for blasphemy, because you, though only a human being, are making yourself God.’  Jesus answered, ‘Is it not written in your law, I said, you are gods?’”   (John 10: 31-34)  Jesus is telling the men who plan to stone him that they are gods.

Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a vine:  “I am the vine, you are the branches.”  Vineyards are a familiar scene in Palestine.  Everyone knows that the branches are outshoots of the vine—made of the same substance.  In fact, it is the branches that bear the fruit.

Have we understood who we truly are?  Have we allowed our elder brother, Jesus, to teach us to do the works that I do?[vi]  Or, have we simply followed Christian doctrine and worshipped him as a being we cannot become?

Four hundred years later, Jesus verifies Malachi’s prophecy.  Following his transfiguration, during which he talked with Elijah and Moses, the disciples asked Jesus, “Why, then, do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?  He replied, ‘Elijah is indeed coming and will restore all things; but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but did to him whatever they pleased….  Then the disciples understood that he was speaking to them about John the Baptist.”  (Matthew 17:1-16)[vii]    The acceptance of reincarnation while living on the plane of duality allows us to understand ourselves and others on a much deeper level.  Earth has been our schoolhouse; it is here that we have been given opportunity after opportunity to live our lives in accordance with the Universal Laws of Love and Peace, to practice the Law of Attraction, and to awaken to our true identities as child gods—made in the image of God.

         A metaphysical interpretation of the New Testament reveals that the major events in Jesus’ life were actually physical plane demonstrations of our own initiatory process toward ascension.  These five events are:  birth, baptism, transfiguration, crucifixion, and ascension.  You may read my article entitled “Ascension” on my website at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/ascension.html

It is important to understand that a metaphysical interpretation of the Bible deals with layers of meaning beneath the literal translation of the Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and/or Latin words.  Metaphysics means beyond the physical.  A knowledge of metaphysics is required.  It is also helpful to know the history of the Church, simply because so much has been covered up.  Just as reincarnation was declared heretical in the 6th century, so was astrology in the 15th century.  Yet, both are foundations on which the Bible is built.

In the words of Rabbi Joel C. Dobin in his book, TO RULE BOTH DAY & NIGHT:  Astrology in the Bible, Midrash, & Talmud:  “Astrology helps man to understand God’s will and to put himself in balance with Divine and universal forces, thus enriching his life and experience.”  “Astrology revealed to me His order and His beauty, and His place for me in the Divine balance that links God, man, and universe into One Balanced Process which never ends in this life or on other planes of awareness of life.”

Below are photos of ruins of the floor of the synagogue of Hamath Tiberias.  This synagogue was in use during the 6th through the 8th centuries.  The mosaic floor depicts the Astrological Zodiac and thus, its importance in the religious life of ancient Judaism. [viii]

Photos by Nancy Detweiler

2012 marks the end of the cycle of duality upon Earth.  There is so much we have failed to learn about the Bible—information that adds immensely to its richness and depth.  As we ascend to the higher dimensions, we receive full consciousness  and possess ready access to all knowledge.  No longer will we be fooled into thinking we are less than who we truly are—child gods made in the image of God.

Our sacred text for the cycle of duality closes as it announces:  “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying,

See, the home of God is

Among mortals,

He will dwell with them as their God;

They will be his peoples,

And God himself be with

Them;

He will wipe every tear from

Their eyes,

Death will be no more;

Mourning and crying and pain

Will be no more,

For the first things have passed away.”

Revelations 21:1-4

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         The Endnotes offer additional information and articles on the subjects mentioned in this article.

 May your Lenten Period be one of much spiritual growth and newfound knowledge!

 

 


[i]   My book, WHERE ARE YOU, GOD?  A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job is available free on my website:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/chapel/index.htm

[ii]   Charles Fillmore’s METAPHYSICAL BIBLE DICTIONARY is most helpful in interpreting the Bible metaphysically.  Geoffrey Hodson’s THE HIDDEN WISDOM in the Holy Bible supplies additional information.  Corinne Heline interpreted the entire Bible metaphysically in her series NEW AGE BIBLE INTERPRETATION.

[iii]   The Gospel of Matthew was written around 90 C.E. (A.D.) by an unknown Jewish Christian of the 2nd generation.  The Gospel of Mark is attributed by early church tradition to Mark, a companion of Peter in Rome, during the persecutions of Nero around 64 C.E. (A.D.).  Tradition attributes the writer of the Gospel of Luke to be Luke, a companion of Paul in Rome around 80-90 C.E. (A.D.)   It must be remembered that all the Gospels were written anonymously.  It is tradition and scholarship that has attempted to discern the author, place, and time.  Although still considered one of the Gospels, the Gospel of John is significantly different from the synoptic gospels.  Mystery surrounds the Gospel of John both as to the time period in which it was written and to the author.  The Beloved Disciple is never identified as John, the son of Zebedee.  “The identity of the author of the Fourth Gospel remains a mystery, perhaps deliberately concealed.”  (Above information was taken from:  Harper’s Bible Commentary)  A thoroughly researched article by Ramon K. Jusino, entitled “Mary Magdalene:  Author of the Fourth Gospel? may be found at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/magdala4.html  You may also read what the Ancient Texts have to say about Mary Magdalene at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/magdala.html#mary

[iv]   CREEDS OF THE CHURCH:  A Reader in Christian Doctrine From the Bible to the Present, Edited by John H. Leith.

[v]   You may read “An Analysis of the Nicene Creed In Comparison With Jesus’ Teachings” at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/bible_reincarnation.html#cheapgrace

[vi]   You may read a series of articles on “If Jesus Is A Wayshower, What Did He Show Us?” at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/bible.html

[vii]   You may read my article on Reincarnation in the Bible at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/bible_reincarnation.html

[viii]   You may view a photo/commentary of the Middle East at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/photoalbum/index.htm

AN ANALYSIS OF THE NICENE CREED IN COMPARISON WITH JESUS’ TEACHINGS

AN ANALYSIS OF THE NICENE CREED
IN COMPARISON WITH JESUS’ TEACHINGS

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

“Is reincarnation cheap grace?”

“Does reincarnation take away from the role of Jesus in God’s plan of salvation?”

In order to answer these questions, we must consider traditional Christianity’s doctrines relating to Jesus, grace, and the human condition.

In 325 C.E., the ecumenical council of Church Fathers, meeting in Nicaea, adopt the Nicene Creed89 as the means by which the worldwide church maintains one and the same doctrine. With the advent of the Protestant Reformation, numerous creeds are developed by the various “break-away” Christian groups. However, the powerful influence of the Nicene Creed persists, even within those denominations that profess to have no creed. The beliefs set forth in the Nicene Creed permeate our Christian psyche. Christians have read the Bible through the lens of the Nicene Creed for seventeen hundred years. Today, it is the creed often used during Services of Communion.90 (This endnote includes the Nicene Creed in its entirety.)

“Who is Jesus according to the Nicene Creed?”

“We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven … for our sake he was crucified … he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father … with the Father and the Son he [the Holy Spirit] is worshiped and glorified.”

On the basis of this description of Jesus rests our misconceptions of his true identity, his role in the salvation of humanity, and humanity’s condition. Fierce controversies over Jesus’ divinity versus his humanity, or combination thereof, are raged by Christians for hundreds of years. Ruthless debates over humanity’s original sin, humanity’s deprived state, and God’s need for a blood sacrifice fill the pages of numerous theological treatises. With the concept of reincarnation deemed heresy, the horrendous doctrine of double predestination is devised as a means to explain the presence of unmitigated evil in the world.91 (Endnote contains added information.) Theologians are forced to talk around their elbows and back in an effort not to punch holes in the above creed.

Ponder the above words from the Nicene Creed. What do they tell you about Jesus? Jesus is said to be God. Jesus is to be worshipped as the sacrificial lamb, thus the vicarious atonement for our sins. By implication, God is a God who cannot bring himself to forgive humanity without a blood sacrifice of his beloved Son. Seldom expressed verbally, the grasping fingers of subliminal fear paralyze Christians into obeying when the church hierarchy commands, “Do not question God’s actions. You will lose your faith if you do.”

The assumed truth in the Nicene Creed is that humanity is down below God and Jesus, separate from them. By default, humanity is of a different nature—a nature that so angers God a blood sacrifice is required. God’s unconditional love and unlimited grace, as displayed in the opportunity to reincarnate, has no place in the creedal theology. Though Christians have tried to have faith in a God of love, fear prevails. How often have I heard, “I know God loves me because he gave his only Son to die for me.” In the search for security in a world ruled by an angry God, Christians regularly ignore their nagging intuitive hunches: “Requiring the death of one son, so that others might live, cannot be right.”

Fear is rarely admitted. I hear it when a bereaved person comforts himself with the words, “I’m sure she went to heaven. She was so good.” Though not a conscious part of his daily life, the belief in hell rises to the surface when the individual is confronted with death. The human psyche is deeply scarred with the church’s teaching of a physical place called hell, created by a God who intends to punish some individuals for eternity. As long as the church ignores the fact of reincarnation, hell remains the only method for God’s justice to work itself out.

Yet hell, as a place for some to spend eternity, is not biblical. Rocco Errico offers a word study. The English term hell comes from the Anglo-Saxon hel, meaning a hidden place. Hel comes from the verb form helan meaning to hide. Thus the English root word for hell, helan, has nothing to do with hell-fire. Biblical translators used the word hell to translate two different Semitic words: gehenna or gehenna dnoora in Aramaic (the language of Jesus) and sheol in Hebrew.

Sheol comes from the Hebrew root word shalal meaning to be still, quiet. The ancient Hebrews believe sheol to be a place beneath the earth’s surface where those who die, both good and bad, are inactive and quiet. They await judgment or resurrection day. It is a temporary resting place in the underworld.

The Aramaic gehenna dnoora refers to the “Valley of Hinnom.” During the first century C.E., Gehenna Dnoora is the garbage dump for Jerusalem. Located outside the city, people bring garbage to Gehenna Dnoora and burn it. The Judean king, Ahaz (735-715 B.C.E.), uses this valley to offer sacrifices to idols. Here, in the Valley of Hinnom, King Ahaz sends his son to the flames as a human sacrifice to the gods. As a result of these sacrifices, the valley Gei Hinnom becomes a Semitic term for hell.92 The Old Testament sheol and the New Testament gehenna dnoora in no way refer to a place established by God for eternal punishment.

Revelation 21:8 is another verse that seems, on the surface, to verify the Christian concept of hell: “But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, the murderers, the fornicators, the sorcerers, the idolaters, and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” Throughout Revelation, sulfur appears in relationship to the eternal fires.93 On the mundane level, sulfur is a natural element found in protein. Protein is essential to the well-being of our physical bodies. Hidden wisdom uses sulfur as an alchemical symbol.94 Alchemy, as defined by Webster, is the “power or process of transforming something common into something special.” Thus sulfur in combination with the eternal fire is the means by which souls are transformed “from something common into something special.” The second death is therefore death to the lower self (or something common) so that the something special can be resurrected. Revelation is speaking of the astral plane where all negativity is eventually transmuted and resurrected into something special.

Hell, as a place of eternal punishment, is not biblical. God truly is love.

Sadly the misconceptions of the church render Christians paralyzed with fear. Although many ministers and laypersons say they no longer believe in hell, no concentrated effort is made to correct this destructive doctrine. It is simply ignored. To ignore it does not alleviate fear. Instead, the fear is repressed, giving it power far beyond our recognition.

Why, when the minister who attempts to present new insights is silenced, does she acquiesce? Why is the layperson hesitant to ask the questions that really concern him. For the minister, loss of the particular pulpit may lead to a more open congregation. For the parishioner, loss of status within the church community is far less restricting than repressing questions springing from the soul. The healing of subliminal fear of an unpredictable God awaits the church’s awakening to and proclamation of Truth.

As I continue to share the story of my search for Truth, I pray you will have the courage to explore with me and recognize for yourself, God is Absolute Love.

“What does Jesus teach?”

Throughout the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus refers to himself as the Son of Man, thus emphasizing his prototype human role. This prototype human concept of himself is reinforced throughout his teachings.

Jesus repeatedly shifts the attention from himself to “his Father in heaven.” In Matthew 8, an individual suffering from leprosy approaches Jesus, asking to be healed. Jesus touches the man’s scaly skin, saying, “Be made clean.” As the man is healed, Jesus commands him to go to the temple and offer a gift of thanksgiving to God. Jesus deflects the credit for the healing from himself to God.

Mark 10:17-22 relates the story of a rich man running up to Jesus. “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus corrects him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” Then Jesus answers the man’s question according to his individual soul’s needs. Jesus senses that this wealthy man is attached to his material possessions. His soul needs to learn at least three lessons this incarnation: 1) detachment from riches as his source of supply; 2) sharing his possessions with others; and 3) looking to God alone as his source of abundant supply. Grieving, the man turns away—he is not ready to learn.

That Jesus views himself as the prototype human is obvious in Luke 6:40. “A disciple is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully qualified will be like the teacher.” Jesus expects his disciples to develop the same level of spiritual maturity he exhibits. He is frustrated with their failure to do so.

While the disciples are rowing across the Sea of Galilee, a storm splashes waves into the boat. Fearful for their lives, the disciples call to Jesus to wake up and save them. After calming the sea, Jesus questions his disciples, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”95 Jesus expects them to have the faith needed to calm the sea. Instead, they simply look at him in awe.

The disciples seem unable to comprehend Jesus’ expectations of them. On another occasion, Jesus is teaching a crowd of five thousand men in a deserted place. As dusk approaches, his disciples grow uneasy. They want Jesus to dismiss the crowd so they can go into the villages, find a place to spend the night, and purchase some food. Jesus expects the disciples to solve the problem: “You give them something to eat.”96 Once more the disciples do not know what to do.

Jesus places himself on par with the disciples and the rest of humanity. He teaches us to address God as “our Father” when we pray.97 In his teachings, he refers to God as “your Father in heaven.”98 Jesus indicates the familial relationship we share with him: “For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.” Our Father, your Father, my Father—we and Jesus have the same relationship to God. Because Jesus, as prototype human, is so far beyond our present demonstrated abilities, we believe ourselves to be less than he in the eyes of God. In reality, Jesus, as prototype human, reveals the goal of reincarnation.

John’s gospel presents the most vivid display of Jesus’ knowledge that he is prototype man. The above portion of the Nicene Creed is based on the Church Fathers’ interpretation of John 1:1-18. Jesus is equated with the Word. The creed affirms Jesus as true God from true God. As a result, reading the gospel of John through the lens of the Nicene Creed can be a confusing experience.

In contrast to the Nicene Creed, Christian Gnosticism equates the Word with the spirit of God indwelling Jesus and every other human being. As I state in Chapter Three at: http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/bible_reincarnation.html,  the Gnostics are reincarnationists. Scholars, not bound by orthodoxy, believe Gnostics to be the descendants of the original Christians and the inheritors of the hidden wisdom Jesus gives only to his disciples.99 The Greek meaning of christos is the Christ, the anointed one, the Messiah. Gnostics teach that the Christ is the divine spirit in every being.100 Jesus is called the Christ because he has evolved spiritually to the point of being filled with the Spirit. In his prayer for all his followers, Jesus prayed, “As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us.”101 Gnostics equate the Word with the Christ. Making this distinction between Jesus and the Christ Spirit indwelling all beings opens the door to the hidden wisdom teachings of Jesus, including reincarnation.

The goal of reincarnation is to become one with God—to become so filled with the Christ Spirit that we, like Jesus, are manifesting as the Christ. Reading the Bible with the lens of gnosticism is a thrilling adventure. The Bible, especially John’s gospel, comes alive with personal meaning. Through the lens of gnosticism, the Bible is your story and my story, the narrative of our souls’ journey back to God. Read through the lens of the Nicene Creed, the Bible is the story of a faraway God periodically intervening within the historical setting of a helpless humanity.

John’s gospel is filled with teachings of Jesus that are ignored by subscribers to the Nicene Creed. They fall on deaf ears because a Christianity based on the Creed presents Jesus as the God Man to be worshipped. To traditional Christians, relating to Jesus as an equal is a foreign concept.

Jesus makes the distinction between himself as the man and the indwelling Spirit of the Father: “Very truly, I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.”102

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me.”103

“My teaching is not mine but his who send me.”104

“I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things as the Father instructed me … I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.”105

“Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me … I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak … What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.”106

“The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.”107

The climax of Jesus’ teaching regarding humanity’s status within the divine cosmic plan in found in John 14:12: “The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will go greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.”

Jesus is the prototype man, the example we are to follow, not to worship. Believing Jesus to be a divinity we are to worship renders his teachings unfathomable.

Jesus’ metaphor of the vine beautifully illustrates the sameness of the Word or Christ spirit within Jesus and humanity. In John 15, Jesus teaches, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower … I am the vine, you are the branches.” Remember, Jesus speaks the words of his Father or the Christ Spirit within him. When Jesus states, “I am the true vine,” he is channeling the words of the Christ Spirit. In other words, the Christ Spirit (which dwells within each of us) informs us through Jesus, “I [the Christ Spirit] am the true vine.” Jesus is the spokesperson for the Christ Spirit.

In Palestine, grape vineyards are a common sight. Anyone hearing Jesus’ words will immediately know that the grapes are produced on the branches. His metaphor unveils the true relationship of humanity with the Christ Spirit and God. God, as the vinegrower, is the Creator God of John 1:1. The life force through which the vine comes into being is the Word, or Christ Spirit (the only begotten Son). This life force not only fills the vine, but also its branches—humanity. It is the life that is the light of all people. We, the branches, are to bear the fruit, to do all the works that Jesus did and more. As a member of the human race, Jesus is one of the branches.

Let us now read that most beloved verse of the New Testament, John 3:16: “For God so loved the world [or humanity] that he gave his only Son [the Christ Spirit within each of us], so that everyone who believes in him [the indwelling Christ Spirit] may not perish but may have eternal life.”

The true source of eternal life is the Christ Spirit within humanity and all of creation. Continuing in John 3, we read,

“Indeed, God did not send the Son [the Christ Spirit] into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him [the Christ Spirit]. Those who believe in him [the Christ Spirit] are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God [the Christ Spirit dwelling within each of us]. And this is the judgment, that the light [the Christ Spirit as the life force of all creation] has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light [or recognize the Christ Spirit within], so [under the false assumption] that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light [come to know the Christ Spirit within themselves], so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God [as branches of the vine God implanted on Earth].108

Returning to the Nicene Creed, we find it states, “For our sake he was crucified.” As stated in chapter three, the early followers of Jesus were compelled by the pressures of their cosmopolitan society to answer the question: “Why do you call ‘Teacher’ a man the Roman government sentenced to death for treason?” They answer the questions within the context of their religious experiences.

Christianity grows out of the Jewish religion. Throughout Old Testament times and into the first century C.E., the Jewish religion is sacrificial. Just as we have evidence of two levels within Jesus’ teachings (the parables for the crowds and the hidden wisdom for the disciples alone), 109 the Judaic sacrifice has two levels.

Rituals of worship within the Jewish religion include the sacrifice of animals up to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 C.E. John the Baptist (as depicted in John 1:29, 35) uses a metaphor, derived from his religious background110 to refer to Jesus: “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”111 Likewise the gospel writers tend to explain Jesus’ crucifixion within the mundane boundaries of the Jewish religion. However, an esoteric level of Judaism exists. This level is illustrated by the Old Testament prophet Isaiah: “Listen to the teaching of our God …. What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.” Instead of blood sacrifices, the Lord requests, “Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to go good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.”112 Words, incorporated into a Christian hymn as if they relate to Jesus’ sacrifice, are instead a part of the esoteric teachings of Judaism: “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be like snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.” Isaiah proclaims the requirement for this cleansing: “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword.”113 God freely offers cleansing and abundance to all who are willing and obedient. Sacrifices are not needed.

Circumcision is a Jewish ritual of dedication to the Lord, similar to the ritual of baptism in the Christian church. Deuteronomy, one of the books in the Jewish Torah (or Book of Law) unveils the esoteric level of circumcision. “The Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, in order that you may live.”114 Physical manifestations or rituals are simply a reminder of higher, spiritual Truth. They do not constitute the means of salvation.

How does Jesus answer when questioned, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” As we see in the example of the rich man, Jesus responds to this question according to the individual’s stage of spiritual maturity. For this particular rich man, Jesus prescribes, “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor.”115 He knows this man cannot enter the kingdom of heaven as long as he remains attached to his material possessions—in other words chained to the mundane level of spirituality. This answer causes problems for some Christians. Does Jesus mean being rich disqualifies us from entering heaven?

Zacchaeus is a wealthy tax collector living in Jericho. Tax collectors are uniformly hated because they cheat the people. Upon meeting and having Jesus in his home for a meal, Zacchaeus repents: “Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’” Jesus does not suggest to Zacchaeus that he sell his possessions. Zacchaeus offers to share his possessions, to balance his negative karmic debt by returning four times as much as he has unfairly taken from the people. Jesus’ response to Zacchaeus is totally different from his answer to the rich man cited above. Each of us has specific soul lessons to learn this incarnation. Jesus reinforces Zacchaeus’ decision: “Today salvation has come to this house.”116 Zacchaeus continues to be a rich man. He can accomplish spiritual maturity, while remaining rich, because he willingly shares his abundance.

Jesus ends his praise of Zacchaeus with a curious statement if read through the lens of the Nicene Creed: “For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.”117 Traditional Christianity teaches that the only means of salvation is through the spilled blood of Jesus. This is not the teaching of Jesus. Zacchaeus is affirmed in his salvation on the basis of his own soul’s growth.

Since the goal of Jesus’ ministry is “to save the lost,” we would expect him to explain his means of doing so. Jesus urges us to follow him, to lay down our lives in service to others, to take up our cross, to do the things he does and more. When asked, “What is the greatest commandment,” Jesus turns all attention away from himself. “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”118

If Jesus makes no reference to himself when expounding upon the means of salvation, why does he allow himself to be crucified? Matthew, Mark, and Luke depict Jesus interpreting his forthcoming death within the religious milieu of his day—as the sacrificial lamb. He does this through the institution of the Lord’s Supper as he celebrates the Passover Feast with his disciples. In John’s gospel also, Jesus celebrates the Passover Feast with his disciples. He then washes their feet. He instructs them: “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So, if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.”119 Jesus presents himself as prototype man.

In John 10:17-18, Jesus sets forth the reason for his crucifixion: “For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.”

What is Jesus saying?

Read through the lens of the Nicene Creed, he is sacrificing his life because God commands it in order to save us from our sins. Read through the lens of hidden wisdom, Jesus is laying down his life in order to resurrect his physical body. “I have the power to take it up again.” God commands it because Jesus has attained a level of oneness with God, a level of divinity that enables him to resurrect his physical body as concrete proof that death does not exist. Jesus is the prototype man. He is a concrete revelation to humanity of the path that leads to eternal life.

He affirms his ability to resurrect himself earlier in John 2:19, 21: “Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up’ …. He was speaking of the temple of his body.” Jesus is teaching on the level of hidden wisdom, but the people connect his words to the physical temple in Jerusalem. Orthodox Christianity also interprets his teachings on the physical level. Read through the lens of Gnosticism and reincarnation, the Bible overflows with the secret teachings of Jesus and his predecessors.

Salvation of human beings is found throughout the Bible and is not limited to or dependent upon the death of Jesus. The life-giving force of the Word, the only begotten Son of God, is within all of humanity. Jesus, as prototype man, precedes us in his re-union with God. He is the Wayshower, the man who saves us by demonstrating and revealing the Way back home. We may require numerous additional lifetimes on earth before we can add the Christ after our name. God’s grace is eternal, awaiting that day.

Does the belief in reincarnation render God’s grace cheap? Orthodox Christians answer, “yes” because, for them, the only means of salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus—thus costly grace. Reincarnationists respond, “No.” For them, costly grace is lazy grace. Orthodox Christianity teaches that Jesus “did it all”; Christians have only to believe. Reincarnationists know that many lifetimes are required in order to develop the self-discipline and to integrate the hidden wisdom sufficiently to fulfill Jesus’ command, “Be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

Does acceptance of reincarnation take away from the status of Jesus as the central figure in Christianity? Orthodox Christianity once more responds “yes” for the same reason cited above. Reincarnationists rejoice in their reply “no.” Jesus is the prototype man, the human being whose own triumph over lower self promises the same capacity to each of us. We are all to become Christed beings.

God is Love.

ENDNOTES

 89 Creeds of the Churches, ed. John H. Leith (Louisville: John Knox Press, 1982) 28.

90 THE NICENE CREED: We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten ,not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made human. For our sakes he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

91 DOUBLE PREDESTINATION states that God, at the time of creation, foreordains some souls to eternal bliss, some to eternal damnation. Augustine, one of the early Church Fathers, evolved a doctrine of predestination which stressed “it is God’s choice and action, taken without regard for human merit foreseen, which at once starts people on the road to salvation and enables them to persevere in it.” [Williston Walker, A History of the Christian Church (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1985) 209.] Though Augustine did not go so far as to teach those souls not selected by God are foreordained to eternal damnation, his doctrine did so by implication. Acceptance of the extreme theory of double predestination waxed and waned throughout Christian history, with its culmination in John Calvin. Calvin goes beyond Augustine and explicitly asserts double predestination. His doctrine states that the reprobation of those not elected is a specific determination of God’s inscrutable will. [John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion trans. Ford Lewis Battles, ed. John T. McNeill (Philadelphia: The Westminster Press) 1viii.] Reprobation means foreordained to damnation. Calvin taught anxiety over whether or not one is among the elect is to be considered a temptation by Satan. [Calvin 1iz.] It is doctrines like double predestination that have permeated the Christian psyche with fear. Even when the doctrine is denied on the conscious level, the subconscious continues submerged in the fear “what if?” Imprisoned by fear of a capricious God, Christians have understandably been very hesitant to read the Bible with any other than the traditional lens. Such doctrines have deprived Christians of much joy.

92 Rocco Errico, “Why Hell Is A Rubbish Heap,” Science of Mind Magazine Feb. 1996:103. Used with permission by Rocco Errico. Dr. Errico’s book entitled Let There Be Light presents seven keys for gleaning an understanding of the Bible. These keys are based upon his knowledge of the Hebrew and Aramaic languages (the original languages of the Old and New Testaments), plus the ancient Middle Eastern culture. His book is available in this website’s bookstore, listed under Biblical Studies.

93 Revelation 9:17, 14:10, 19:20, 20:10, and 21:8.

94 Manly P. Hall, An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy, (Los Angeles: The Philosophical Research Society, Inc., 1978) CXXXII.

95 Mark 4:35-41.

96 Luke 9:10-13.

97 Matthew 6:9.

98 Matthew 7:11.

99 Cranston 153. Matthew 13:11, Mark 4:11, Luke 8:9.

100 Cranston 155.

101 John 17:21.

102 John 5:19.

103 John 5:30.

104 John 7:16.

105 John 8:28, 38.

106 John 12:44, 49, 50b.

107 John 14:10b.

108 John 3:16-21.

109 Matthew 13:10-11, Mark 4:10-11, 33-34, Luke 8:10.

110 The Suffering Servant motif found in Isaiah 53: “Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter.”

111 John 1:29.

112 Isaiah 1:10-11, 16-17.

113 Isaiah 1:18-20.

114 Deuteronomy 30:6.

115 Mark 10:21.

116 Luke 19:1-10.

117 Luke 19:10.

118 Matthew 22:37-39.

119 John 13:12b-15.

 

MEANWHILE BACK ON 3D EARTH

Awakening with Suzanne Lie

http://suzanneliephd.blogspot.com/2012/02/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo_14.html

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

MEANWHILE BACK ON 3D EARTH

2-13-12

Meanwhile…

         Back on 3D Earth the illusions are ending…

I can lovingly maintain my focus on New Earth and the Starship, but my mind cannot remain focused on the third dimensional illusions. Myriad facts, which I know are half-truths and indoctrinations, slip from my memory. Duties, responsibilities and mundane tasks are becoming so arduous that I can hardly complete them. Time drifts and moves in and out on its own, while memories that are attached to time phase in and out of my brain.

I know that my Third Dimensional Operating System is being overridden by my multidimensional thinking. With three realities constantly swirling in my mind, I automatically choose to focus on the ones that are the most filled with love and light. Happily, there are times when my focus chooses the third dimension, which is usually when I am enjoying the closing of this type of reality and/or engaged in loving camaraderie and creativity. However, knowing that this type of reality is closing and being creative both stem from my multidimensional thinking.

Therefore, I guess that all third dimensional thought is beginning to leave. I have certain 3D survival obligations that must be met, which are becoming increasingly difficult, yet I must complete them. I look forward into the NOW of when I am free of those final restrictions. What keeps me here in this third dimensional illusion is love. I love many parts of this life, as well as many people. I am endeavoring to transmute these aspects of my life into the fifth dimension. However, most important of all, I am staying to assist Gaia.

When I remember my agreement with Gaia, a purpose and clarity comes into my physical life that is otherwise difficult to maintain. I am becoming increasingly connected to that which I have volunteered to do to assist Her, and find great purpose and grounding in knowing that I am being of service to my Earth Mother. However, the nonsense and lies that fill the media are like gnats flying around my face, and I must work diligently to stay above a rising anger.

Anger can be a very negative emotion, which can lower our consciousness. On the other hand, anger can also be a call to action to push us out of our complacency. Sometimes, especially if I am exposed to 3D news/indoctrination, I wonder if humanity as a whole will ever awaken. I know that there are many who are in the process of awakening or have fully connected to their Multidimensional SELF. However, that percentage of the entire population seems to be quite small.

One of my greatest challenges is to love humanity unconditionally. I have had the “gift” of remembering my many earthly incarnation, which has tainted me further towards mistrust of humanity. I know that, once awakened to their true SELF, humans have immense wisdom, power and love. I guess that when I really think about it, what I feel is sadness that so many are still lost. Perhaps, many will awaken within the final moments when the force of Light and Love are so powerful that it can no longer be ignored. Those of the darkness have made their choice to dominate and control before they took a human form, so they are of a different category.

I guess I am realizing that the Wizard of OZ is just an ordinary person hiding behind a screen of forgetfulness. That is a wonderful concept, and a thought-form that I choose to fill with unconditional love. I have met so many wonderful humans in this lifetime, many of whom have undergone great challenges in order to keep their contract for Planetary Ascension. Of course, as with all projects, everything that we have left till the last moment, must be addressed before the final curtain closes.

We can feel that curtain closing now, limiting more and more of our perceptions of the third dimension and directing our attention, not outward towards illusion, but inward towards our own inner Truth. As we find our Truth, we must encircle it with unconditional love for Gaia or we can become so disconnected from the third dimension that we log-out of this Game. Of course, some of us did come here to assist Gaia by remaining with Her resonance as she ascended into Her fifth dimensional expression. Some of us came here to ascend on our own, which serves to open Portals for others to ascend, as well as to assist with the overall expansion of planetary consciousness.

Whatever our pre-birth agreement, is for us to find within our SELF, by our SELF. It is the finding of our Purpose through deep, personal exploration and dedication to our awakening that gives us the power and endurance to complete that which we have promised to contribute. Every single one of has made that promise, but many of gotten lost, hopefully to later find themselves. There will be a temporary 3D Matrix to give those who could not surmount the huge layers of lies and darkness of this era the “time” needed to awaken. Then temporary Earth illusion will resonate below the fifth dimension, but above the resonance in which today’s darkness can survive.

In fact, as Gaia continually raises Her frequency, those of the lowest states of Service-to-Self consciousness will no longer be able perceive Her form. Remember, the reality that we perceive is the reality in which we can live. When we can raise our consciousness to the resonance of New Earth or of our Starship, we can participate in that world. Furthermore, as we expand our consciousness and contribute that gift to our Mother Gaia, we greatly assist in planetary ascension.

 As the increasing Light and Love unveils our 3D illusions,

All that remains is the Truth that we ARE ascending.

SCIENTISTS CONFIRM EXTRATERRESTRIAL GENES IN HUMAN DNA

SCIENTISTS CONFIRM EXTRATERRESTIAL GENES IN HUMAN DNA

Article In The Canadian National Newspaper

 

http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/01/26/01340.html

 

COMFORT FOR THESE INTENSE TIMES

COMFORT FOR THESE INTENSE TIMES

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

        We live in intense times.  On the surface, we witness upheaval; everywhere we look we behold change.  Nothing seems the same. 

         Barely beneath the surface, runs a silver lining.  Earth humans are awakening to a glorious future in which we are to join our galactic families and the Ascended Masters. 

         For the moment, many are experiencing what St. John of the Cross termed the dark night of the soul.  As one avenue of comfort, I am posting a few pages from my book—A New Age Christian:  My Spiritual Journey—copyright 1998.  These pages reveal a portion of my dark night of the soul.  It was during this journey through the dark tunnel that I met my twin flame.  This experience taught me that regardless of how desperate our dark night of the soul becomes, there is always a silver lining weaving itself into our reality.

         Here are the excerpts with spaces in between pages.  Call me lazy; I don’t want to re-type the pages.  :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MY SILVER LINING

         Since that seemingly bleak day in 1986, the silver lining within my life has emerged.  That drive to Richmond was my 3rd attempt to leave Winston-Salem.  I was forced to face the fact that my life was not working in Winston-Salem; I had to move.  Sometimes God is leading us to our good, but we refuse to follow.  As I look back, I am appalled that my refusal to make a change almost cost me tremendous good.  We never know what God has planned for us just around the corner.  Refusing to change may come at the expense of losing our way.

         In September 1988, I married a soul mate.  Before we married, John told me that he intuitively felt we would have three years together.  We had 3 years and 2 months.  He returned to the spiritual realms in November 1991.  Our time together was packed with fun.  We spent a year traveling to visit many of our relatives located from upstate New York to Florida.  Our climaxing trip was to the Middle East and Europe.

         Several years after John returned to spirit, my twin flame re-entered my life.  Uriel (his name, no relationship to Archangel Uriel) resides on the 5th dimension.  We communicate telepathically.  For years now, he has assisted me with my writings and when I made my living interpreting esoteric astrological Soul Maps.  I live with the conscious awareness that Uriel and my Venusian family are present with me.  I feel their love and companionship.  I know that I belong to a much larger family and community than we have here on Earth. 

         Each of us belongs to the stars.  We have a galactic family who watches over us.  We may, for the moment, feel alone.  We are not!  Our galactic family awaits our awakening to the fullness of life … our awakening to the presence of our twin flame within the cosmos, eager for reunion with us.

Even though we may be married on the 3rd dimension, twin flames await each one of us.  At the perfect, divine moment, we will all be reunited with our twin flame.  Some may already be married to their twin flames.  This is possible, but fairly rare. 

         2012 is to be a year in which many twin flames are reunited.  This reunion is very likely to take place while one is living on Earth and the other is living on the 5th dimension or higher.  As Earth ascends to the 5th dimension, multidimensional communication in a variety of ways will become commonplace.  We will no longer be limited to the 3rd dimensional physical plane.  In fact, this plane is disappearing.

         I look forward to reuniting on the 5th dimension with my twin flame, Uriel.  A thread of the silver lining of my life has been the presence of a ring not yet manifested in the physical.  This ring is the symbol of my union with Uriel.  I have seen this ring during meditation.  It is a band of gold thick enough to have embedded in it a sapphire and an emerald.  Around the stones is engraved the infinity sign.  A friend has also seen this ring as we meditatively conversed.  I know that I will soon wear this ring because Uriel and I will be reunited on the 5th dimension.  It manifested in spirit during my dark night of the soul, waiting in the background of my life until the day of our 5th dimensional reunion. 

               That day is just around the corner!  Take comfort in the fact that something marvelous also awaits you just around the divine corner!

 

 

 

       

 

       

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