God is not bipolar, God is the Full Spectrum
Submitted by will on Mon, 03/10/2014 – 10:13
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Continuing the theme of finding the Divine within ourselves, I wanted to further address the ideas about God that we’ve gotten from religion. If you’re obsessed with the biblical old testament version of “god”, me telling you that You Are God might make you believe you’re supposed to go smite people or flood cities. If you listened to the new testament, you might think you’re supposed to perform miraculous healing and go walk on water. Both of those ideas are there to put God outside of you, to search for external evidence of God. Religion had to put God outside so religion could control your beliefs about God. Every religion does this, they separate you from the Divine and then install themselves as the middleman. It’s a very profitable scam.
If you see things the way I do, you see that Consciousness itself is a Divine miracle. Every sunrise, every sunset, every single Moment is a wholly awe-inspiring event for those who can see past the filters of their limited mind. That’s how you begin to see the Divine Within, by being fiercely aware of everything that resides within your own Consciousness. By confronting your fears, by questioning everything you believe, by continuing to dig deeper and deeper and deeper.
Humanity’s image of what God is has been steadily evolving. Unfortunately, religion has tried to hold on to the older beliefs about God, while combining them with the newer. This has created what I call the “bipolar god”, a God of Unconditional Love, but also a vengeful, punishing, and jealous God. An all-forgiving God, that will punish people for all eternity if they don’t do what he wants. The contradiction should be obvious for anyone with even a basic understanding of Love and forgiveness.
The image of God I just described is what happens when you try to understand God through the filter of duality. Duality is “either/or” thinking, “black or white”, “this or that”, duality takes things to extremes, then usually goes back and forth between those extremes. If you want to understand God, seek to drop all dualistic thinking. God is not black or white, God is the full spectrum of colors.
If you want to understand the Celestial Realms, which is how you really connect with God, start looking at things in terms of vibration. This isn’t so hard, look around you right now, all the colors you see are different vibrations. Every sound you hear, that’s a different vibration. Every feeling you have is it’s own vibration, and this is how you can become aware of 5D. You don’t do it through mental understandings and beliefs, those just excite the mind more and obscure the subtle feelings. Release all the thinking, and just feel. Feel what your senses are bringing in, feel what’s going on within yourself, feel yourself breathing. Don’t just do these things as a sometimes meditation, integrate awareness and feeling into every moment of your Life.
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17 YEAR ADVISOR TO THE POPE EXPOSES BIBLE FRAUD AND FORGERY
Retired highly regarded priest, who for 17 years (1980-1997) served as an advisor to the Pope, exposes bible forgery and fraud.
Dr. Miceal Ledwith achieved distinction as a catholic theologian who received international recognition for academic and professional accomplishment. An esteemed professor of Systemic Theology, president of the University of Maymooth , Ireland (National University of Ireland-Author) and fulfilling a seventeen year appointment as advisor to the Pope on the Holy See’s international Theological Commission. Yet at the height of his career, he walked away to pursue a completely different kind of spiritual life — one of humble, internal initiation and transformation. He talks about an enormous upheaval after the Second Vatican Council:
“I think most of my contemporaries were doing the same thing that I was and pondering the same thoughts, maybe not as intensely, but they were certainly as aware of those theories as I was. There were many people in positions of authority in the church that were contemplating the inconsistencies, and a lot of them ran afoul of religious authority. This is of course something that had always occurred throughout the history of Christianity.
“I spoke with someone the other day that insisted on the importance of holding on to some permanently valid religious truth. I asked “And where might we hope to find that in the gospels of the New Testament, for example? Let me suggest something.”
“Go to the Vatican Library today and look at the oldest manuscript that we have of the New Testament, which is known as the Codex Vaticanus’, and was probably one of the bibles commissioned by Constantine. Another one to look at is in the British Library called codex Sinaiticus’ which was discovered in Mount Sinai at St. Catherine’s Monastery.
Look at those two texts, both from the 4TH century, and try to find the famous story of Jesus rescuing the lady who is being stoned for adultery in John’s Gospel Chapter 8. It is a very powerful story, but it is not contained in either of those manuscripts, which means that story was inserted into the text of the New Testament for the first time at least as late as the 4th century if not later. I can give you a hundred other examples.”
(Above from SuperConsciousness Magazine Fall 2010 page 64)
IS THE JESUS STORY A COPYCAT OF THE BUDDHA STORY?
Extra (Not in the book).
Similarities between Buddha and Jesus:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism_and_Christianity
• Buddha was born of the virgin Maya, who was considered the “Queen of Heaven.”
• He was of royal descent and was a prince.
• At his birth appeared a “marvelous and powerful light.”
• After Buddha was born, a “slaughter of the infants was ordered by the tyrant Bimbasara…”
• When Buddha was a babe, a saint prophesied he would be great, as did Simeon concerning Christ (Lk 2:25-35).
• As a child he taught his teachers.
• Buddha was presented in the temple, where “the idols fell down before him.”
• He began his quest for enlightenment at age 29.
• He crushed a serpent’s head.
• Buddha was tempted by Mara, the evil one, who offered him “universal dominion.”
• Sakyamuni Buddha had 12 disciples and traveled about preaching.
• He reformed and prohibited idolatry, was a “sower of the word,” and preached “the establishment of a kingdom of righteousness.”
• He performed miracles and wonders, healed the sick, fed 500 men from a “small basket of cakes,” and helps a disciple walk on water.
• He preached a “sermon on the mount” and taught chastity, temperance, tolerance, compassion, love, and the equality of all.
• He was transfigured on a mount.
• Buddha was received in his native city with a triumphal welcome.
• He was betrayed by a disciple, who led others to kill him.
• Some of his persecutors became his disciples.
• A tremendous earthquake occurred upon Buddha’s death.
• Buddha was crucified, suffered for three days in hell, and was resurrected.
• He ascended to Nirvana or “heaven.”
• Buddha was considered the “Good Shepherd,” the “Carpenter,” the “Infinite and Everlasting” and the “Great Physician.”
• He was the “Savior of the World” and the “Light of the World.”
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN KRISHNA (around 1200 BC) AND JESUS
• Krishna is an incarnation of the sun god Vishnu, who rises or awakens on the winter solstice.
• Krishna was born in a stable of the “virgin” Devaki (“Divine One”)
• He was of royal descent and was a prince.
• Krishna is the “King of the Yadus.”
• Like the cave-born Christ of tradition, Krishna was born in a “cave-like dungeon.”
• Upon birth, the baby Krishna, was placed in a “basket for winnowing corn; in other words, a manger.”
• Great signs and wonders occurred at Krishna’s birth, including the appearance of a bright star.
• His birth was attended by angels, wise men and shepherds, and he was presented with gifts, including gold and incense.
• His foster father was in the city to pay taxes when Krishna was born.
• The hero-god was persecuted by a tyrant who ordered the slaughter of infants.
• The infant Krishna was carried across a river.
• As a young boy, he worked miracles and wonders, and was hailed as a divine incarnation.
• He was worshipped by shepherds as a god.
• Krishna was “tempted” in the wilderness by “various fiends,” before crushing the serpent’s head.
• He raised a child from the dead and healed lepers, the deaf and the blind.
• Krishna preached faith “in God’s love to man and in his mercy and forgiveness of sins arising therefrom.”
• Krishna miraculously fed the multitudes.
• “He lived poor and he loved the poor,” humbly washing the feet of guests.
• Like Jesus, Krishna continually manifested his divinity and then denied it.
• He was transfigured in front of his disciples.
• Krishna was anointed with oil by a woman bearing a jar of ointment.
• Krishna had a beloved disciple named Arjuna or “Ar-jouan.”
• A fig or banyan tree figures prominently in Krishna’s myth, as the god is depicted approaching a fig tree, where he “utters a sort of parable.”
• Tradition holds that Krishna died after being shot in the foot while under a (fig) tree, leading to claims he was pinned against the tree by an arrow or “crucified.”
• After his death, he ascended to heaven, where he lives on.
Is there a difference? Yes, there is a HUGE difference. I have heard hundreds of religious people call themselves spiritual. And they really think that they are. Many think that ‘spiritual’ means deeply religious. And many think that the words are interchangeable with no difference. Let’s clear that up.
To be religious means to follow the doctrine of a particular religious organization such as Anglican, Baptist, Catholic or Protestant. Each religion has their specific sets of rules. Usually you are required to attend your place of worship every Sunday plus certain other days of obligation (ie. Christmas, Easter) to attend service. To be married in your particular place of worship, there are generally rules and qualifications to be met. Other requirements such as christenings are common. If you faithfully follow the rules of your religious organization, then you are ‘religious’.
Religions are man-made. Jesus never said that they way to heaven was to build brick and mortar buildings, create rituals and give it a name. Jesus was not Anglican, Baptist, Catholic or Protestant. Many people adhere to the practice of their religions faithfully and with the best of intentions.
So what, then, is spirituality? In Genesis (1:26-28, 9:6), we are told that God created human beings to be like God. Do you think that this is referring to our ‘meatsuit’? No! This is speaking of our soul, our spirit. Your spirit is made like God’s! Your spirit lived before it joined your current ‘meatsuit’ and it will live long after it leaves your body. Some people realize that our purpose in this life is to learn lessons that will provide spiritual growth – growth for our spirit – which brings us closer to God. In order to learn lessons, it was necessary for us to agree to a ‘veil of forgetfulness’. If we remembered who we truly are, then we would have lost the opportunity to learn the lessons that we desired for our spiritual growth. Our spirit often guides us into situations and relationships that will provide the opportunity to work on the lessons we desired. Our spirit also tries to communicate with us, if we stop to listen. To be spiritual means that you are consciously aware that you are a spirit, first and foremost, and that you chose to attach to this body and experience this life. Being spiritual means you consciously work on developing communication with your spirit and God through methods such as meditation. When you fully integrate this knowledge into your life, your priorities and outlook on many things changes completely.
It is virtually impossible to be both religious and spiritual. When you begin to develop spiritual growth, you soon realize that no one stands between you and God. No deacon, priest, pastor, bishop or pope is closer to God than you. Jesus said he was a teacher, not a ‘leader’. Likewise, church leaders should be teachers, not ‘leaders’. Jesus did not create or teach a system of hierarchy. Jesus called us his brothers and sisters and tells us that his father is also our father – Jesus says we are his equals! Once you begin to remember who you really are, it is very difficult to continue practicing a religion that insists that the church leaders are more worthy or more righteous or closer to God than you. It is also difficult to practice a religion that ignores the single most important fact of this existence – that we are spiritual beings! God loves you! You are very worthy! It is time to be responsible for your own growth and have a personal relationship with God.
It is time to remember who you are!
Do you want to talk to God? Then talk! Do you want to hear God’s word? Then LISTEN! God loves you DEARLY! You don’t need to go to a building with a cross upon its door to listen to a man on a stage who has been appointed by another man to a title that declares him to be closer to God than you! Is that the way to hear God’s Word? That is man’s word. No one is any closer to God than you! Every being in Creator’s universe are ALL EQUAL, including you! You have always been told that this is the only way to hear God’s word. They told you that you were a sinner, unworthy of direct contact with God. God is the Creator who created all things! And God created YOU!
Does it make sense that we constantly talk AT God (ie. praying) and then NEVER listen to his response? Does this one-way conversation make sense to you? Do you believe that God has far more wisdom than us? Do you believe that it is wise, then, to listen to what God has to share with us? Otherwise, we are like young children who chatter incessantly at their parents while busy DOing what they DO without stopping long enough to listen to the response of their parents. “Mommy, can I have this? Daddy, can I have that? I have a boo-boo, make it better! Why is this so? Why is that so? Why? Why? Why?” It is time to graduate from being young children and begin to talk WITH our parents instead of AT them. It is time to LISTEN to God!
So listen to your heart! Listen to the silence, in the silent moments is when you can hear your Creator whispering in your ear! God’s word is in the breeze, it is in the trees and the chirping birds and it is in your hearts! Sometimes the answers are in the lyrics of a song when you turn on the radio, or the words of a stranger on the elevator, or a symbol on a sign that catches your eye while driving. When we don’t stop to listen, God tries to reach us in other ways. We have to learn to LISTEN in all the ways that heaven reaches out to us.
The best way to listen is to learn some basic meditation techniques. The main purpose of meditation is to learn to quieten the constant chatter that goes on in the human brain. Try it! For ten seconds, try to think of nothing, absolutely nothing. Really, go ahead! If you could do that on your first try, CONGRATULATIONS! Not many people can. Practice on your own or go online and find some guided mediations. Soon you will find some silent moments. With practice, the silent moments get longer. In the silent moments, heaven’s words and images will speak to you. Does this sound like too much work? Is hearing the word of God not worth it? God is speaking to you. It is time to start listening!
Praying is talking to God. Meditating is listening to God!