Post by tribunalofmercy on Oct 14, 2014 18:55:52 GMT
This one may be controversial (?)…I’m going to put it in the Christian forum because it Belongs here, though Truth belongs to All.
Some people come at spirituality from a logical view, one of Higher Reasoning, while others come at it from a more right-brained way of thinking. Both are correct, as we are beings of Two Minds, both hemispheres coming into play as we struggle for Balance…this has affected how we perceive Many things, “including” religion, God, and all-things-unseen-and-hitherto-unknowable.
I find a Significance in the incarnation of Christ, whom I do call Jesus; it is Important to understand how this affects those who Truly have come to “experience” the Reality of Him – not the Church experience; not the typical “Christian” experience, for so many of those who wear the name “Christian” follow a path of Rules, Traditions and Practices while remaining ignorant of the Truth of Love; of the God behind the Man (Christ); and of the Man behind the Teachings.
Frankly, being raised Christian in my Own human life would have done Nothing for me, had I not been directly called by God; Church was a painful, confusing experience for me and those who represented “Christians” in my life are Greatly lacking in those things I consider so Very fundamental – compassion, love, and a Christ-like manner. But God Did call, and the thing that has made life so Easy for me, is that
I Fell In Love With God. (I mean, really – what’s not to like??)
I’d like to express something by example and hope to be successful: In America we have a President. And I see him on the television, and hear him talking, and I read about him, and hear a Lot of people talking about him, but
I don’t know him Personally. So from a human point of view, it’s hard to imagine “loving” him, you know? Even though he Is the President. Even though I know a lot About him…I don’t Know Him. And my country is not one that has embraced “blind obedience”, so perhaps that would help you understand what I mean. (We truly Love “everyone” only when we learn we are Loved, in a way transcending human understanding of the word; it is Quite a Limited term for us yet)
If I “just” found out about the Source/All and did not have much of a spiritual background, even if I were a Right-brained, magical thinker, it might be Difficult to have a great Desire to “be closer” to that Source, or to truly Get to Know the Universe, etc. I am an intellectual, so the Idea of cosmic knowledge appeals to me greatly…but it’s not the same as having Love, and Desiring all that Love would Give me.
It has been said, “It’s better to have loved and Lost, than never to have loved at All”…some would disagree with this, of course. Lol It has also been said, “It’s better (for us) if we don’t Know what we’re missing.” …maybe. But once we DO know what we’re missing, and it’s Good…boy, do we MISS it.
I am female here, and Jesus incarnated as Male, so that's part of my thinking, I guess…but it’s more than that; he gave me a Deep understanding of an actual Relationship I never found with another Person, teaching me about Unconditional Love so that I could Offer it to Others, because it had first been given to Me; a Real Person to start with, even though God is So not a “person”. For me it has been a Concrete experience that would later become an all-encompassing Idea, a Bigger Picture, one I could reach for inside myself and keep Giving from, over and over.
…I said All That, to say that Jesus actually did a Pretty Good Thing for people when he came down here as an actual Person, because there was just something About him that inspired people to LOVE, in a different way that just Intellectually. Or, just because it involved something Better than we Had at the moment. It wasn’t like romance, you know, because those he was closest to were Friends…yet they could See him as a Man, one who Loved in a New way – they Loved him, and understood about God in a way that gave them Great Desire to Reach for those things that they had yet to understand fully.
The Church was never Meant to be the Beast that it turned out to be, ruled by Petty, Greedy, Power-Hungry men who kept the Truth held Tightly to them, not even Understanding it but by All means, not wanting Others to find out what it was all about…it was Free; freely given, free to receive, part of a promise that explained who we all are Anyway, and what the Universe and God is all About…then everyone would find out they were Equal, each part of the Whole, and what fun would THAT be?? What Horrible things MAN has done, through the centuries, in the name of Fear and Control.
“God” has Always been about Love, in Every religion, in Every culture – our Higher Self, our Best Self, our Connected Self, reaching out from and to Each of us in the way that WE would best understand, offering us All the tools necessary to grow and evolve over time until we could See God better…God never meant “himself” to be Unknowable. Unreachable. Unattainable.
It’s never been About that. My path here, for the remainder of my time on Earth is to Be "Love", as it was given to Me; to See Truth, from Every angle; to REVEAL; to share with others, as opportunities arise, so that Everyone knows to come Boldly before the “throne” of Truth, for the proverbial ‘veil’ was torn a Long, long time ago – even before Christ: WE created the veil to keep Truth Out, and Truth will no longer be kept away.
And, that’s long enough. Lol
Love and Wisdom,