WHERE ARE YOU, GOD? A METAPHYSICAL INTERPRETATION OF THE BIBLICAL BOOK OF JOB

WHERE ARE YOU, GOD?  A METAPHYSICAL APPROACH TO THE BIBLICAL BOOK OF JOB

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

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MUSINGS OF AN AWAKENING MINISTER – “A 9/11-LIKE DAY”

MUSINGS OF AN AWAKENING MINISTER

“A 9/11-LIKE DAY”

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This was just one of those days, so reminiscent of the first Sunday after 9/11.  There were people in my two Churches that I had not seen for ages! It is not yet Christmas and Easter is still four months away!

Yes, the killings in Newtown, Connecticut had everyone packing into the pews ….. and why?  FEAR!

Furrowed brows, down hearts, glum looks, sobbing.

“Where is God?”

“How could a God of Love let this happen?”

And the old stand-by “What is happening to this world?”

I expected Ward Cleaver of “Leave it to Beaver” fame to walk in and add his fueled classic:  “Now this would not have happened in my day” to an already stoked and blazing fire!

Perhaps the most fear-laden remark I heard today was from an older soprano in the Choir who threw up her hands, declaring:  “Where is God?  He is nowhere near any of us!”

I answered, “God is in you.  You are God.”

She stared at me, “Really?  Well I hope so because this just isn’t working anymore!”

Hmmm…… awakening comes sometimes at a very costly price!

At the first service, a sermon was not even necessary as the congregation wanted to talk:  “Was the child depressed?  I heard he had autism.”

“This is just the fuel atheists’ need to attack Christianity”….. Now that was a good one!

One elderly lady remarked “I have always been a supporter of the Second Amendment so that people could bear arms; but we have just got to do something!

I don’t think I will support that position any longer!”  Hmm…. Out of the mouth of babes.

Trust me, I am not callous about these killings in Connecticut one iota.  But if I saw  anything today, it was again how people unaware of their Godhood have no hope.

Perhaps the icing on the cake was to hear that Westboro Baptist will go and picket the funerals of the slain. I even saw a Christian Channel on YouTube dedicated to God’s Judgment upon the slain of Connecticut as well as the Filipino people hit by the tsunami.  What love pours forth from those not awake.

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NOTE BY NANCY:  What my minister friend experienced today in his two churches is very much like what another friend and I encountered following 9/11.  People were awakening and seeking more.  My friend opened Unity Spirit Center, a place where people could come and discuss whatever they chose without fear of repercussions.  Then, 9/11 occurred.  People rushed back to their former churches, fearfully grasping for the familiar, even though the familiar had not worked for them previously.

Like the Musing Minister, I am in NO WAY callous about the killings.  But, what I observe is that religions have failed miserably in teaching “the kingdom of God is within you.”  People can easily be scared because they have been taught a God who is separate from them, who is vengeful, and who punishes unmercifully.

When an event like 9/11 or the killings in Connecticut happens, people immediately feel that God is far away and can do anything God wants to do.  They feel shattered because God appears to be so unpredictable and so distant.

“What will God do next?” they cry.

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POSSIBLE AIDS IN UNDERSTANDING

 On December 17, 2012 An Hour With An Angel will have Archangel Michael present to answer many questions, among them why the killings in Connecticut.  You may tune in at 8 PM EST at:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/inlight_radio/2012/12/18/an-hour-with-an-angel

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And we know that those who love God are helped by him in everything for good.”  Romans 8:28 – Lamsa’s translation of the Aramaic of the Peshitta

Of course, it is difficult to honestly love God when we have been taught such terrible lies about our Mother/Father God.  Let’s allow the killings in Connecticut to be a teachable moment.

Consider what you would have preferred regarding the children and adults who were killed.  Any feelings of LOVE WITHIN YOU are coming from the God of Love who dwells within you.  “The Kingdom of God is within YOU!”  Anytime you express love, you are expressing God within you.  YOU are a part of God … there is absolutely no way you could live apart from God.

What YOU would have preferred to happen is what God would have preferred.  And in the very near future, we will learn that God has helped every individual to realize good from this experience.

Already, we are seeing a ballooning of Love Energy on this planet.  People are being kinder to each other … playing songs of Love in their homes, cars, and business establishments … expressing Love in a myriad of ways.

Those souls who left this plane are rejoicing to see the good that is being created by their return to the higher realms.  People in grief are much more open to the world of Spirit … they are very likely to feel a degree of Love beyond anything they have ever experienced.  And then…………..

Within days, the plane of duality will no longer exist on Earth.  Earth and all her inhabitants, who so choose, are ascending in consciousness to the 5th dimensional plane of Unconditional Love and Peace.  There will no sorrow or pain on 5th dimension.

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Where Are You, God?  A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job – the orthodox interpretation of Job has taught a capricious God, like the one people think they are seeing when an event like the Killings in Connecticut or 9/11 occurs.  Instead, the hidden wisdom in Job teaches a very different God and reveals the Path to Enlightenment.  You may read this book FREE at:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/chapel/index.htm

ARE YOU AFRAID TO THINK ABOUT ASCENSION AS YOUR OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY?

ARE YOU AFRAID TO THINK ABOUT ASCENSION

AS YOUR OWN PERSONAL JOURNEY?

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

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 http://www.crystalinks.com/ascension.html

 Many, especially among Christians, may fear considering their own personal ascension.  To do so, may appear sanctimonious or to distract from the role of Jesus’ incarnation on Gaia.

Did Jesus incarnate to be a unique expression of God?  No, he came to show us the Way to Ascension!

Although the early church fathers and ecumenical councils sought to project an image of Jesus that made him unique, Jesus himself did not confirm this view.  See:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/jesus-did-not-mean-he-is-the-way-the-truth-the-life/

Jesus demonstrated the Way to Ascension through the major events in his life.  See:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/ascension/

What is Ascension?

Study the 1st Divine Self Chart above.  Note that 3 figures are present:  1. The human being residing on the physical or 3rd dimensional plane.  This individual naturally focuses his/her attention on the physical plane, most often depends upon his/her intellect (or lower mind) to determine answers about life, and depends upon those answers that can be verified via one of the five lower senses.  He/she will often make the statement:  I’ll believe it when I see some proof.  2. The middle figure or Higher, Intuitive Mind, the Christ Self, the Higher Self.  As the physical plane individual begins to focus on the Higher, Intuitive Mind, the Ascension process begins.  Instead of living life in accordance with the Lower, Intellectual Mind, she/he ascends or lifts his/her consciousness to the level of the Higher Self or Soul Level of Consciousness.  At this level, we begin the development of what the Apostle Paul called the mind that was in Christ Jesus.[i]   3.  The top figure, the I AM PRESENCE, God within you, the Kingdom of God within you.

The mind that was in Christ Jesus was in attunement with God’s Mind.  Jesus taught:  My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me.[ii]  So, when you and I ascend, it means that we not only know how to be in attunement with our Higher, Intuitive Mind; but will also ascend in consciousness to become One with the I AM PRESENCE indwelling us.

Study the 2nd Divine Self Chart above.  Note that the middle figure is no longer present and that the stream of consciousness extends from the physical human being directly to the I AM PRESENCE.  This is Ascension.  We are learning to maintain the consciousness that is within the Mind of Jesus, the Mind of God.   As the Apostle Paul taught:  Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.[iii]

Will Ascension be complete on 12/21/12?  No, there are numerous dimensions of consciousness.  The Ascension, or evolutionary leap, that we are to experience approximately December 21, 2012 will be a leap to first rung of the Ascension ladder.  We will lift our consciousness above the dimensions where negativity of any kind can exist.  We will enter the realm of God-consciousness, but still have much to learn and integrate.

To ascend will mean we think like God thinks.  Since GOD IS ABSOLUTE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, God can think only in terms of unconditional love for every individual within all of creation.  God favors no one; God forgets no one.  A God of Love cannot perceive negativity of any kind.  As we begin to think as God thinks, we will perceive only in terms of “this is my sister … this is my brother … and I love them unconditionally.  As we create an ascended society—a galactic society—we think only in terms of what is best for every single human being on this planet.  We leave no one out on the 3rd dimensional basis of “being lazy … demanding entitlements … not worthy … let him get a job and work for his food … no government hand-outs … no work – no healthcare.”

Jesus revealed the way God thinks:  Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?  And why do you worry about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more cloth you? [iv]

 This is how God thinks … Are we ready to think likewise?  This is ascended thinking … 5th dimensional thinking!  Even though 5th dimension contains no negativity, no deprivation, no jobs (working to fulfill someone else’s aspirations rather than our own), no pain, no illness, ascended individuals still think in terms of good for every part of creation—no exceptions!

 EVERYONE WILL ASCEND IN 2012 OR LATER, WHENEVER WE SO CHOOSE.

 There may be some individuals who are not ready to ascend.  They may choose to remain within a 3rd dimensional society or need to learn additional lessons that can be learned only on the 3rd dimension.  They may not be ready to give up their hatred, need for revenge, prejudice, greed, power issues, and still need to feel superior to others less fortunate.  Some may simply be happy with their 3rd dimensional lifestyles and not be ready to give it up.

For these, the choice to remain on 3rd dimension entails a move to another planet—very likely a totally unconscious move of which they will have no awareness that anything has changed.  Loving spiritual guides will continue to be with them … they will continue to live and move and have their being [v] within the energy of God’s love, just as we all are at this very moment.  Since GOD IS ALL THAT IS, there is nowhere where God is not.  The difference between 3rd dimension and 5th dimension is that on the 3rd, we continue to learn via suffering and believe ourselves to be separate from God.  On the 5th dimension, there is no suffering and we have ascended into the higher consciousness of knowing we are One with God … we are consciously aware of living with only Love, only Joy, only Abundance, only Peace.

But, what if this is not true and we end up in Hell?

Even though many churches no longer speak of hell, many Christians—even those who have left the church—retain pockets of fear generated years ago by hell fire and brimstone preaching heard during childhood.

 THERE IS NO HELL.

See:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/hellasdump.html

 

What about those who say they have nothing to worry over … that are born again?

Love is the key to Ascension.  Love and the release of all negativity, such as the need for revenge or to be superior—to lord it over another human being.

THE RELEASE OF ALL NEGATIVITY IS IMPORTANT because Universal Law is “Like Attracts Like.  Therefore, if the individual’s energy field contains pockets of negativity, they will be attracted to a 3rd or 4th dimension, which still contain the positive and negative vibrations.

The Universal Law of Like attracts Like is one reason believing we are born again can be insufficient.  No one can release our own need to hate or seek revenge but us … no one can do it for us.

 IN SUMMARY

 Ascension is to attain the mind that was in Christ Jesus and therefore, there is no reason for fear.

On the other hand, we are now living within the last two months of 2012 and we are faced with two major decisions.

1.  Do I want to ascend?

2.  Am I ready to VOTE in accordance with the way God thinks?   Can I discern which candidate has the capacity to help us create an ascended society?

Both candidates are having to use campaign talking points that can be understood on our present 3rd dimensional plane of residence.  So, in order to vote in accordance with the way God thinks, we must ascend in our thinking to a level enabling us to discern which of the candidates will best assist us in creating a 5th dimensional culture.


[i]   Philippians 2:5.

[ii]   John 7:16.

[iii]   I Corinthians 13:12.

[iv]   Matthew 6:25-30.

[v]   Acts 17:28.

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.

 

ONE GOD – A MESSAGE OF PREPARATION FOR 2012

ONE GOD – A MESSAGE OF PREPARATION FOR 2012

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

NOTE:  Although I posted this message earlier this year, I am re-posting it with a different slant.  To truly know Creator God and ourselves as “made in God’s image” is essential as we prepare for 2012.  Because December 21, 2012 marks the end of an approximate 26,000 years cycle, called the Precession of Equinoxes, Earth humans have the opportunity to ascend en masse from the 3rd dimensional plane of duality to the 5th dimensional plane of Love & Light.  Most of us will do so while in our physical bodies, which are presently being transformed into crystalline bodies by the intense influx of spiritual energies onto our planet.  We prepare for ascension by setting aside the old belief system of separation from God and allowing the New Truth of made in the image of God to saturate our conscious awareness and activities.

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           Our ability, to assist in bringing forth the Kingdom of God within ourselves and on our planet, depends first and foremost on understanding who God is (to the best of our present ability to do so).  The Apostle Paul explained his concept of God to the people of Athens.  Metaphysically, Athens signifies the intellectual center within humankind.  The people in Athens had erected an altar inscribed:  “This is the altar of the unknown God.”  Paul recognized that even though the Athenians did not know God, they felt the urge to worship something greater than they could conceive with their intellectual minds.  Paul explains in Acts 17:24-28:

“For the God who made the world and all things therein, and who is the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; neither is he ministered to by human hands, nor is he in need of anything, for it is he who gave life and breath to all humankind.  And he has made of one blood all nations of human beings to dwell on all the face of the earth, and he has appointed seasons by his command, and has set limits to the age of men and women; for in him we live and move and have our being, as some of your wise men have said, ‘For we are his kindred.’”

God is above and beyond all else and present everywhere.  As omnipresent Spirit, God created all that is, in its original manifestation; God is First Cause and original Source.  The allegorical story of the Garden of Eden is an example of the Goodness and Love with which God creates.  God provided for all of Adam and Eve’s needs; they lived in the luxury and beauty of paradise.  God walked with and talked with them.  The channels of vision and direct hearing were open to Adam and Eve.  God was their companion and friend.  Negativity and pain were unknown.  They had no doubt as to their origin: they came forth from the heart and mind of God.  They wore the clothes of spirit; they were spirit.

In this Garden of Eden, all things were created from the divine substance.  God beheld all of creation and declared, “It is Good.”  God creates because God is Creator.  All that God creates become co-creators.  Creation is an on-going process and the energy of creation is within all things.  Look at nature:  seeds create plants … plants create leaves, flowers, and fruit … stars create new stars … stars create light … rivers create beds through which to flow … birds create nests … animals create offspring according to their kind … human beings create children … the process of creation stretches throughout  eternity.  All things are interconnected; all of creation impacts upon all other facets of creation.  The life-giving energy within all things is God energy … divine energy … love energy.  GOD IS ALL THAT IS.  SEPARATION DOES NOT EXIST.  BECAUSE GOD IS LOVE, ALL THINGS ARE LOVED.

God needs nothing.  In the words of Paul:  “Neither is he ministered to by human hands, nor is he in need of anything.”  God’s life-giving breath dwells within all creation.  God is life; without God, there is no life.  God needs nothing from humankind.  God is not dependent upon humanity or any portion of creation.  God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, whether or not human beings worship him, obey his commandments, or allow him to manifest through them.  God simply Is.

“God … appointed seasons by his command.”  God created universal laws by which all of creation is bound.  The Sun rises every morning.  The stars are visible at night.  The Moon reflects the Sun’s light.  Spring always follows winter.  All of life moves through cycles, or seasons.  Creation is an orderly process.  Corn seeds produce corn, not tomatoes.  Oak trees produce acorns, not fragrant roses.  Universal laws do not change.  We can count on them to manifest in our lives according to the way we use them.  It is by these universal laws that human beings create, whether consciously or unconsciously.

“And he has made of one blood all nations of humankind to dwell on all the face of the earth….”  God created humanity as one family; we are all offspring of the One Mother/Father God.  We were created to live together on this planet in the Garden of Eden.  God created humanity as Daughters and Sons in her/his image and likeness.  That means we were created to love, to live in paradise, to live in obedience to universal laws, to express our divinity.

What happened?

Humanity was created in the image of God and given the gift of freewill.  That means we possess the freedom to choose.  The gift of freewill was granted so that we could grow up to be gods and goddesses, true offspring of God.  Needless to say, humanity has made some mistakes.

We have created a world in which we believe in separation.  All kinds of separation.  We have forgotten who we are and why we are in physical bodies on this planet.  We have created a relationship with God that is based on fear:  fear of not going to heaven, fear of being punished for eternity in hell, fear that God will zap us unexpectedly, fear that God will not hear and answer our prayers, and fear of surrendering to the unfolding of God’s divine will in our lives.  We attempt to camouflage this fear; but, as long as we can sincerely state,  “God can do anything God chooses to do,” we have not allowed Truth to erase our fear.  God cannot do anything God chooses.  God is a God of Love and therefore, can do nothing that is not loving.  God gave us the gift of freewill, therefore, God cannot take away that gift or punish us for our mistaken decisions. GOD CAN ONLY LOVE US.   In that love, God patiently awaits our awakening to the true nature of all that is.   When we finally call out for help, God’s grace flows forth unimpeded, except by our own resistance to change.  We are loved beyond our capacity to conceive.  The problem is:  we have created a concept of God in our own image or worse.  We blame God for our suffering, pain, and limitations.  We have it all wrong.

During my days as a traditional minister, I sometimes presented the Children’s Lesson.  Heretofore, the youngest children had seen only male ministers dressed in a black robe.  One Sunday, when the children came to the front of the church for the lesson, I, a female minister wearing a white robe, met them.  One little boy looked up at me and said, “Are you God?”  I smile at his innocence and shudder to realize that all too often, we consider God “the man upstairs.”

This “man upstairs” concept of God leaves humanity feeling separated, and sometimes, even estranged from God.  We know all too well the unpredictability of humankind.  The “man upstairs” can be absent from our lives; he can fail to hear our prayers.  He can be preoccupied with other things.  It is easier to get angry with the “man upstairs” than it is to love him.

On the other hand, many call God “First Cause” or the “Source.”  Even though the titles are true, many then proceed to view God as far away and unattached to what happens to human beings.  The sense of separation becomes a chasm too great to cross.  We hear people say, “God doesn’t need me” or “God is too vast (or great) to pay attention to little me.”  In other words, “Why would First Cause love me?”  “Why would the Source consider me worth listening to?”  Either way, God is seen as far away and unrelated to our daily lives.

In Truth, God is that energy of love that is everywhere present.  God is the divine substance from which all things are made.  There is nowhere where God is not.  In an effort to reveal our true relationship to God, Jesus taught us to address him as “Abba.”  Abba translates from the Aramaic as “father,” but possesses the connotation of the intimate relationship we share with “daddy or dad.”   To the western ear, “father” sounds more formal.  It is a term of respect, whereas “daddy or dad” is most often a term of affection and close relationship.  The term “mom” will work just as well.  The important issue is that we learn to communicate with God as a being of infinite love for us, his/her divine offspring.

Knowing God as our loving parent … as that being of love that is always present with us … who is all-powerful … and who wants only the Garden of Eden for us creates a tremendous shift in our view of life and of ourselves.  As God’s offspring, we realize we are never alone …  we are all-powerful … and that the Garden of Eden is already ours.  Our task becomes allowing that paradise to manifest in our daily lives.

God is the Mind of the Universe.  Just as our hearts are directly linked to the Heart of God through love, so our minds are directly linked to the Mind of God through our capacity to think and to intuit.  This link to the Mind of God is how we create; we create with our thoughts.  It is how we receive inspiration: we are inspired through our intuitive insights.  We often see evidence of our connectedness to the Mind of God or the One Mind, in the synchronicities that occur in our lives.  For example:  we think of a friend and she appears on our doorstep unannounced.  Or, we pray for a wheelchair ramp and a member of our church announces he has one for sale.  We are all connected to the Mind of God and thereby, to each other.  Wherever we are, there is no separation.  Death does not exist, so those in spirit are not separated from those of us presently residing on the physical plane.  We feel separated because we lost our original ability to see into the world of spirit as easily as we perceive the physical plane.  We can be separated only by belief in separation.

Within the One Mind and Heart of God, “we live and move and have our being.”

As offspring of God, we have the capacity to be all that our Mother/Father God is:  all loving and all powerful, possessing the ability to create all Good in our lives, and holding the potential to transform our world.  We, the offspring of Mother/Father God, can bring forth the Kingdom of God within ourselves and on Earth.

We, as offspring of God, are called to recognition of our true identities and to prepare ourselves and world for Mass Ascension into Higher Consciousness in 2012 and beyond!

A GALACTIC SOCIETY – THE FULFILLMENT OF THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A GALACTIC SOCIETY – THE FULFILLMENT OF THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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

       The occupation of Wall Street in the USA and the demonstrations taking place all over Planet Earth are indications that people are awakening and demanding change.  We, the people of the world, are declaring our independence.  This time, our independence is not simply to enable us to build peaceful, prospering nations, but the foundation upon which we are to build our galactic culture and to be re-united with our galactic brothers and sisters.

Planet Earth is declaring her independence; she is preparing for membership within the Galactic Federation of Light.  No longer will Earth be a prison planet.  No longer will a few have the capacity to imprison the many via manipulation—subtle and blatant—, lies, and cover-ups.  People around the planet can now behold the beginnings of the New Way slowly emerging.

The American Declaration of Independence holds value as one source of guidance in building a galactic culture.  Let’s take a look.

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       “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these rights , Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.  Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” —The Declaration of Independence

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       “We hold these Truths to be self-evident” – to be self-evident means to need no proof, to be beyond question.  Truths that are self-evident are in accordance with Cosmic (or Creator God’s) Law.  In other words, we are declaring our independence in accordance with the Cosmic Laws of Creator God.  These Cosmic Laws supersede all man-made laws.  Even when—for a period of time—these Laws are circumvented, the natural, cyclic movement of the cosmos will return to resonance with Creator God’s Law.  All movement within the cosmos is toward healing.  A galactic society is based upon these same self-evident Truths.

“That all Men are created equal” – written in the vernacular of the 1700s, these words could now be changed to:  That all Human Beings are created equal.  This affirmation is radical and pregnant with esoteric meaning.  When living in accordance with Creator God’s Cosmos Law, there is no separation into economic and social classes … no discrimination for any reason.  There is One Truth—Cosmic Truth.  All people come from the Divine Source as equal Parts of the Whole.  No human being originates from sexual intercourse or the union of sperm and egg.  No human being is an accident.  We are mistaken when we view a child as an accident, illegitimate, born of incest or rape.  As an integral Part of the Whole, the Soul—granting life to a physical body—incarnated in accordance with that Soul’s Plan.  Every human being is present on Earth for a sacred purpose.  No human being is dispensable.  All [human beings] are created equal.

“That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Unalienable or inalienable rights means the rights granted by Creator God, rights that cannot be permanently taken away.  Unalienable rights are intrinsic; they are part of who every human being is.  Many on Earth presently suffer from the deprivation of their unalienable rights, but those rights are still an essential part of who they are.  That’s why we are now seeing people around our planet rise up in rebellion.  Who we are—as Parts of the Whole—is giving us a cosmic push to re-unite with our true being.  We are awakening to Ourselves.

“That among these are Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness.”  Since these unalienable rights are granted by Creator God, we must ask:  What type of Life would our Creator give?  What type of Liberty would our Creator grant?  What did Creator God have in mind when gifting all human beings with the unalienable right to Pursuit of Happiness?

The unalienable right to Life is not simply the right to breathe, to exist on this planet.  Life, in God’s Eyes, means the unalienable right to thrive, to become all that every human being can be within an environment of unconditional Love and appreciation for individual uniqueness.

The unalienable right to Liberty does not mean the mere right to move around freely.  Liberty, in God’s Eyes, entails the unalienable right to be exactly who each human being is.  If one individual desires to become an engineer, the unalienable right to Liberty is the freedom to be educated in accordance with that desire.  All Parts of the Whole—incarnated in human bodies—possess the unalienable right to fulfill their individual Soul Plan, without being obstructed by lack of money, discrimination, or for any other reason.  Liberty is an unalienable right to be used for fulfilling a Divine Purpose—that of living out the Soul’s Mission for entering physical incarnation.

The unalienable right to Pursuit of Happiness is not simply the right to live it up, to have a ball with no thought of tomorrow.  The Pursuit of Happiness, in God’s Eyes, is the unalienable right to pursue the activities that make our hearts sing for joy … the endeavors that are a genuine expression of who we are as an individual manifestation of God—as one Part of the Whole.

We, as a society, have largely ignored this unalienable right, believing it to be pie in the sky.  Instead, we have oriented our lives around clichés that are actually lies propagated as a subtle means of control by those who would have Earth remain a prison planet.  “Such is life” … “God gave us common sense to use” … “I must do what I must do to survive.”  These statements become obstacles to our innate capacity to dream, to be inspired, to follow the path of our Soul, to allow our true identity to unfold.

The Declaration of Independence includes a long list of grievances that prevented the colonists from fulfilling their unalienable right to the Pursuit of Happiness.  Today, the people of planet Earth are declaring their independence from the wrongs inflicted upon us by the power elite.  We are awakening to our heritage as Parts of the Divine Whole.

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”  Just as there is Cosmic Law, there is also a Spiritual Hierarchy that constitutes a divine government responsible for Earth and other planets.  We, as Parts of the Whole, have the unalienable right to petition the Spiritual Hierarchy and request a dispensation regarding a particular concern.  As we become increasingly aware of our galactic family’s presence with us, fulfilling the role of our elder brothers and sisters, we can witness the manifestation of one dispensation made by the Spiritual Hierarchy.

Quoting the Maha Chohan, an office within the Spiritual Hierarchy, a dispensation was given to Lord Sanat Kumara of Venus regarding Earth.

       “A Sun Council was called when the Earth had reached its lowest ebb, when there seemed no possibility for it to contribute to the Light of the solar system. At this Conference among the Suns of this galaxy, it was decided that the planet Earth would be returned to primal essence because it was contributing no Light, no music, no constructive radiation to the universe of which it was a part. It was thought best to dissolve this planet, conserving life and returning the substance of the planet itself for re-polarization into the heart of Helios and Vesta. As conservation of life is an essential part of the Cosmic Law.

Lord Sanat Kumara was One among other great and Divine Beings from other stars, Suns and universes Who attended the Council. He went home to His planet determined in His heart to help the Earth. He did not sit in His courtyard surrounded by the magnificent Beings, the Kumaras, the Angels, Devas and His own people, in proximity to His beloved Divine Complement, Venus and just think it was too bad to see the Earth and all that belonged to it being discarded. Sanat Kumara, even One of the greatest of the mystics, had learned the Law of balance as well as Love and He pondered within Himself what He might do to sustain the Earth’s place in this system. He asked for the opportunity to give to the Earth His radiation and Light and to act through His developed capacities of thought, feeling and action, as Lord of the World for the Earth. This request was granted.”  The Law of Life & Teachings of Divine Beings, A.D.K. Luk

As a result of this Dispensation, granted to a citizen of our Solar System, Earth and its inhabitants are now preparing to ascend to a higher level of consciousness.  It is within this higher level of consciousness that we will create a new government and re-unite with our galactic (or cosmic) family.

“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundations on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

America was Ascended Master St. Germain’s child of my heart. 

St. Germain – Avatar & Hierarch of the New Aquarian Age

       Although he ascended in 1684, St. Germain sought permission from the Spiritual Hierarchy’s Lords of Karma Board to continue to work on the 3rd dimension and to appear as a physical being.  He retained his Ascended Master’s ability to appear and disappear in any number of bodies.

He appeared and disappeared throughout the courts of Europe as le comte de St. Germain – the Wonderman of Europe.  Voltaire described him to Frederick II of Prussia as a man who never dies and who knows everything.

St. Germain inspired the colonists to sign the Declaration of Independence.  He was present with George Washington during the winter at Valley Forge.  He worked closely with America’s Founding Fathers to create a nation in which all people were to be free in accordance with their unalienable rights.  When he was visible, he appeared as a mysterious old professor.

The early Americans created a Republic with high ideals.  However, we live on the 3rd dimensional plane of duality; we were unable to live in resonance with humanity’s unalienable rights.  Greed and power struggles became the behind-the-scenes rulers.  Soon, Americans were inflicting upon themselves the same grievances against which they had rebelled.  True revolution comes as a result of inner personal transformation, not exterior change.

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.”

For 235 years, Americans have lived with the Evils to which we are accustomed.  The people of the world have lived for thousands of years with the Evils to which they have become accustomed.

“But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.”

The time has come for the inhabitants of Earth to move forward … to create a new society based upon the unalienable rights of all human beings.  To do so is our Right … it is our Duty.

This new form of government is to become a 5th dimensional Galactic One that will qualify us to join the Galactic Federation of Light.  This government will strive to carry out the Divine Plan for Earth and its inhabitants.  Greed, competition, power struggles, deprivation, discrimination, and mere existence will disappear, for the New Government will be established by people who have undergone inner transformations—they will work for the good of all in accordance with the Divine plan.

The old world is passing away.  Earth is ascending to the present location of Venus within our Solar System.  Earth humans are in the midst of creating a New World based on Unconditional Love for All.  We are fulfilling our Declaration of Independence.

It is our Right … it is our Duty!

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Articles that may enhance understanding of this one are:

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/category/jobs/

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/the-debt-crisis-is-the-best-thing-that-has-happened-2/

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/ascended-masters-who-are-they-what-is-their-purpose/

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/from-jesus-to-saint-germain/

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/06/24/535/

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/life-on-venus-an-ascended-planet/

INSTEAD OF TERRORISM & FEAR, LET’S THINK ….

INSTEAD OF TERRORISM & FEAR, LET’S THINK ….

Nancy Detweiler

Painting taken from cover of Genii Townsend’s book City of Light Sedona

My prayer for this week, during which the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will be on center stage in every mainstream media, is that Earth humans will choose to think on the marvels that can be.

Let us remember the words of John Lennon as an Iraqi youth sings Imaginehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W86jlvrG54o

Let us learn about the Cities of Light that will soon appear in the sky—Healing Centers of Light & Love.

Listen as Genii Townsend describes the first City of Light to appear in the sky over Sedona, Arizona.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pLwQBsPF324#!

Read about Genii on the Light Center website:

http://sedonalightcenter.org/genii_townsend.htm

Order her new book City of Light Sedona from the Light Center website or at Amazon.com.

Ponder this question:  Is the world as we presently see it the best Creator God can do?

Recognize that the world we presently see outpictures humanity’s creation—a humanity that does not know who they truly are.

Set out to learn Who You Really Arehttps://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/so-who-are-we-really-part-i/

http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/lessons.html

Let’s leave behind the world of fear and experience the rapture of learning about the world Creator God did create … of learning that Love is the only power that exists … of learning that an All Loving God created an All Loving Universe and that we can ascend into this world if we so choose!

Let’s allow fear-mongering to fall on deaf ears.  Let’s take control of our thoughts and center them upon Love & Light.  Let’s create this world of Love & Light together … Let’s live life as One!

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