Often times I wonder what mainstream Christians would think of someone in a trance.. like Peter. I know what I would have thought, because I once did. I never considered that Peter, the guy with the keys, was apparently spaced out on a rooftop. I would have thought: occult stuff, witchcraft, New Age, something un-"Godly", … Continue reading Peter’s Trance
"Religion asks you to learn from the experience of others. Spirituality urges you to seek your own. Religion cannot stand Spirituality. It cannot abide it. For Spirituality may bring you to a different conclusion than a particular religion-- and this no known religion can tolerate." ~Neale Donald Walsch; Conversations with God, An Uncommon Dialogue, Book … Continue reading Religion and Spirituality
I see Life, Spirit, Light, Love in everyone. You can no longer persuade me, that "God" resides in thought alone and not Spirit. Not Essence. That God is confined to form, to words, to mortal mans conceptions. That Spirit is imprisoned to Nation, Tribe, Ideology, Language, Gender, Race, Region, Religion, or Theory. That one's mind … Continue reading Every and All
God, Source, Love and Light, I'm realizing all I can give you, is solely my truth. Even when it's ugly, Let not my kind actions and words be nothing's; forced, fraudulent attempt's to prove something. Let me not lie to myself, when my outward ways are brighter than my thoughts and feelings. May I be … Continue reading Of Tithes( What I Give/Dish) and Truth.
I lost my faith in Christianity, when it became clearer, that the majority of professing followers of Christ(myself included) appeared to chase after becoming “saints”, rather than servants. And in order to be the saints they so believed they had to be; they had to be all consumed and sold out, by what it took … Continue reading Lost Faith
I find it exciting, hopeful, and as the following excerpts say, like rebirth and renewal, when I come across the same themes very close together within a short amount of time. This has been happening to me for years now, and it can be very encouraging and confirming. Particularly when you are on your own … Continue reading What He Said: Thich Nhat Hanh (Noticing The Synchronicities in Everyday Life 😊).
I was just meditating, and was actually as some have testified to, finding brief moments of solely awareness, that are as close to any inner liberation I’ve ever experienced. The Throne Room. At God’s “right hand”. Before Him; where one can lay their burdens. For the weight of burdens in that solace, that wide open … Continue reading Meditation and I
A point I have been trying to get across for several years now to serious church goers; is their relation to church, over people. A key verse I can’t get away from when considering this, is when Jesus tells the parable of The Good Samaritan. Notice, the kindness of the Samaritan gets pointed out by … Continue reading Worshipers and Followers.
“When Jesus said, “ I am the way,” He meant that to have a true relationship with God, you must practice His way. In the Acts of the Apostles, the early Christians always spoke of their faith as “the Way.” To me, “I am the way” is a better statement than “I know the way.” … Continue reading Jesus, Buddha and You.
We forgot God is alive and well. “He” is living. So we hide inside and think of Him. We bend and shape and form Him; to control Him. We fear loss of control, silly carnal men. We hide inside away from experience. In life; where He really is. He speaks. And we listen, again and … Continue reading We Forgot
"Any interpretation of a biblical text that would not have made any sense to the author of the text and to his original, intended audience should be roundly rejected,” he stated.(YEEEEESSSS clears throat) According to Harlow, the mark of the beast is a symbol of the Roman empire’s oppressive political, social and religious system. The … Continue reading Context and Reality
I don't feed into the worry about what exactly the "mark of the beast" is anymore now a days. We really have lost our ability to think beyond the material world and in a transcendent, spiritual, symbolic sense. We don't even look back far enough to see how young and immature the idea of Biblical … Continue reading Pondering The Mark
The Western Church is so stuck in head knowledge. We fear the "heart" and yet use only a few verses to back up our reasons. Maybe not knowing in Jewish thought, the heart had a lot more to do with our mind and thinking; than our intuition, the center where we at times feel something … Continue reading Pondering
I love Greg Boyd: Apologies & Explanations | What About People Who Live Christlike Lives Who Know Nothing About Christ?, let's play it! https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-6m35v-87dd669
I love Reclaiming Jesus Now with Jim Wallis | What About Jesus?, let's play it! https://www.podbean.com/ea/dir-mr57e-6e49c63
Oh the time wasted. Chasing certainty, understanding, a belief. Debating, accumulating knowledge to confirm what I had been TOLD and TAUGHT. Study study Jesus the subject Yet nothing was done..not much.. that resembled His teaching. I was fulfilled Yet others left lacking It was about my getting it right...while those precious lives and hearts all … Continue reading Today