Jesus Christ|Teacher - Spiritual Process to Oneness
I firmly feel concrete in my trust and intuition surrounding the Teachings of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus was here teaching us and helping remind us of the Divinity and Love from which we come.
Jesus was not here just performing miracles for the mere gathering up a following because of the power and prestige of it. He wasn't being Jesus Christ to show us his Gifts and Knowledge is far superior. No, he was teaching the others' how to find their own inner Christ and empower themselves to unlock their own Gifts and Limitlessness.
It's still not clear to me why exactly I feel such a strong connection and trust in his presence with me. New to me, as a part of my Spiritual Awakening as one of the self-discoveries..I Love Jesus Christ. And believe in him, his teachings, and the message as a whole.
Key Messages I Found in The Following Bible Passages:
"No One Can See the Kingdom of God Unless He Is Born AGAIN"
John 3:1 Jesus and Nicodemus
…2He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs You are doing if God were not with him.” 3Jesus replied,“Truly, truly, I tell you, no one can see thekingdom of God unless he is born again.”4“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Can he enter his mother’s womb a second time to be born?”…
Flesh birth & Spirit birth different – We are all from Spirit
John 3:4 – 8
How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. *** Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. ***
7You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You c must be born again.’ 8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
New Heart - New Spirit
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
The Commandments of Jesus
From the Four Gospels
**Italicized paragraphs are my thoughts and beliefs on what those words meant to me**
1. "When you stand praying, forgive"
"And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your sins." (Mark 11:25-26 NIV)
Forgiveness – the cornerstone to moving forward past pain and traumas. Specifically in individual Spiritual journey’s of self discovery, while the inner clearing out of all that you have held onto in your mind and heart. Forgiveness of the one’s who we previously felt harmed us. The people which we carry resentments and anger towards. Now we understand that resentment is only affecting one person, and that’s the person is the one resenting the wrongdoing. It’s a killer and we find forgiving is an easier and more softer road to take, freeing ourselves from our own prison.
2. "You must be born again"
"You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again." (John 3:7 KJV)
REBIRTH! The Awakening, opening your eyes to your true essence. The gift of being able to be reborn in the middle of our lives, to heal our hearts and take our self-worth back. The birth of our individual empowerment and acceptance of the Oneness connecting all things. Including The Father and ourselves, realizing our divine equality to Jesus Christ and all men who walk the Earth.
3. "Remain in Me and I will remain in you"
When you ask Jesus into your heart and He becomes your Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit lives in you, and you in Him. Here Jesus uses a grapevine to compare our relationship with Him. "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." ( John 15:4 NIV)
This is about the necessity of learning and believing your connection to God is within you. And that you were born into the world as this connection being your essence, and you will leave the world just the same. The teachings getting confused over the years and externalizing the Father, as if our creator was off in some far off unattainable land. Restructuring your concept of this and the beliefs systems which you’ve possibly relied on up until now. It may feel wrong at first, as if you are sinning by even thinking you could be so special and connected with your Maker. I felt weird and avoided even internalizing my source of existence being the essence at my core, God dwelling and expressing his infinite intelligence and creativity through all our eyes and hearts.
We are about to spin some devout Christians off their rocker with the next belief. As they are committed unwavering to the ideas they were raised with. This a respectful character and show of their trust in the words which the read from all those years ago. After you consider your oneness with your Source, God, then you are forced to look at the next area of belief which begs your attention. Jesus Christ and you, are you any different?
Everyone is entitled to choose their beliefs and none of have to agree with another. I have grown quite fond of Jesus during my Spiritual Awakening process, and developed quite the bond with the One Son of God. I used to look at his existence with skepticism, how can a walking human be God incarnated on Earth, casting miracles and teaching his words for all. Separating us one step further from the connection of God we exist from, and now there’s another level on the status to Divinity. I better avoid all those sins, so I am accepted into heaven when I pass away!
Well, I don’t buy it anymore. It’s come pretty strong to me the connection I have with Jesus. Slowly began remembering my reliance on him and my prayers as conversations like two people would speak face-to-face. I couldn’t believe I had forgotten that, but I was on my road back to rekindling my relationship with him. Rewriting what it was to me as I went. I was very drawn to writing and reading the Bible – always being brought to messages which as I would read the passage- I would be struck with the underlying message in the meaning. And sometimes even reading a section and then writing after, with material that would contain the true story of that writing.
I have learned a new empowering Belief system in my Christian roots. Jesus was here Teaching the rest of us how to reach his enlightened state of Being. He was a messenger that was sent on a very specific mission. Never forgetting who he was and what he was here to do. Never losing his connection or trust, and never becoming weighed down by the layers of life experiences. Never did his true essence as one with God become forgotten behind life’s traumatic, painful, or uncomfortable learning lessons. The rest of us have to dig through all the false-beliefs, negative thought constructs, painful memories and anything else that is blocking our Light and clear connection.
4. "Let your light shine before men"
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. " In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven," (Matt 5:14;16 NIV).
We all share one mission in common as humanity. To share love and light with all paths we cross, as a beacon of the path we trudged in Faith. Proving to other Soul’s standing in the same position we were, that it was possible for them. It was possible for us, and no one is denied their rightful remembrance to what they truly are.
Be of Service, help the others find their way to Faith and their own ideas of truth. Teach as you go. Simply share your experiences, and what you overcame to get where you’re at today.
Remind these people of their Own Awesomeness. Point out the possibility they are of Divine essence through and through. Tell them you trust in a God which created and connects all things. And this God cares and loves you, which means you have nothing to Fear.
5. "Settle matters quickly with your adversary"
"Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still with him on the way, or he may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison." (Matt 5:25 NIV)
Waiting until tomorrow to face the matters which make us uncomfortable only provide more ground for the Fear to infest our thinking. When faced with a situation that brings a turn in your gut and the quick knee jerk reaction to just wait until a better day. I’ll just deal with it tomorrow. This is an attitude that only sends you backwards, as important issues arise. Especially the ones that make you uneasy or feel fear to face it. Get it done right now, in the present moment. Put it behind you.
Any debts owed, or amends owed out to people in your life. This should be addressed immediately and initiation of a plan to following through with all your responsibilities. The sooner you can make up for any wrong-doings or outstanding debts, the sooner who can heal and release the stress of it. The more promptly you acknowledge your wrongs and clean your side of the street -the more speed with which you will walk taller each day.
6. "Get rid of whatever causes you to sin"
"If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell." (Matt 5:29-30 NIV)
He's not using Sin as the word we have come to know it as. His idea of Sin was simply an action, behavior, or thought that is counter-productive or maybe full of limitations and not enough faith in self. Those who have experienced the Spiritual Awakening process of digging out your true self, for a rebirth returning you to your true Spirit and essence as you came into the world. Sin is simply anything that we do, say, or think which is not of Love and Faith. Something that is intolerant to others or coming from a place of Fear / Not love. To attain your rebirth through the Kingdom of God, you must live a positive, loving and accepting walk of life. Even with your own thoughts, it all must be lit up with your awareness and understood why it is you think this way-then plan of action to ensure your thinking is reborn too. For if our mind isn’t ready, then our Spirit will have to wait until our mind is right.
7. "Do Not Swear at All"
"But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil." (Matt 5: 34-37, KJV)
FUCK THAT! It's not saying don't say shit, fuck, piss... it's saying Don't swear into knowing anything. For on the spiritual path - you will be greeted with both sides of that coin. Only to find out your perspective is the only thing that needs work.
8. "Do Not Resist an Evil Person"
(Turning the other cheek.)
"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also," (Matt 5:38-39 NIV).
Do not engage your energy into the lower vibration of someone who is being negative, on the attack or judgemental of you. Allow them to have their perspective, and allow them to be unhappy. For this has nothing to do with you or the subject for which this hypothetical altercation takes place. Anytime someone is going out of their way to let you know they don’t agree with you or that they disagree with you in any manner. This is a person who is more upset and unsatisfied with themselves and their own life & beliefs, that you should just pray for them. Then turn your other cheek for their review and judgements – this being said because if you are on the path of truth in your self love and discovery, then you will have nothing to hide. No shame about anything you do, say, or believe. You wear your truths as proud badges of honor, with genuine and authentic faith in your beliefs.
9. "Giving More than is Demanded"
(Going the extra mile)
"And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you," (Matt 5:40-42 NIV).
An opportunity to provide for your fellow human being is a gift received by yourself, the giver, just as much as the receiver and often times even more so. Being of service, helping out another person, simply for the fact that you are able to. The human race as a total contains the widest varieties of people, personalities, beliefs and faiths, teachings and religious views. Underneath our cultures we are all one people. One race of species that are sharing this planet. We are a family, we all share the common ancestors of Human Kind. World Peace sounds impossible to our brains often, but the most important fact is that you can do your part to bring Peace, Love and Tolerance to your immediate community. Lend a hand to those in need and be a pillar of a walking example to the benefits of your Faith and Inner-Work.
10. "Love Your Enemies"
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous," (Matt 5:43-45 NIV).
Love always wins. Heals all wounds. The only Enemy is you. You and you alone hold the key and power to your well-being. Do not allow yourself to put your own self-love and peace behind another. You hold that key and understand that all feelings of unhappiness, unease, or fear are your responsibility - and now that you're done blaming others for how you feel and think. You're done looking for reasons outside of yourself to answer your questions inside.
You are at a point in life where as these things pop up and your emotional reactions simmer up to the front of your mind. Don't be disappointed as it's from reflex. BUT NOW, you are able to just address it in that very moment. No more waiting half a lifetime to dig it out. Once you understand the underlying factors in the emotional reaction that slid you out of alignment. Now you can let it go and let God. With love and Forgiveness.
One more thing: I put my own ideas and theory about the meaning of the Parable below:
My thoughts in bold and italics below**
Another parable spake he unto them;
"The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven,"
Leaven cooks and blends together, producing One finished product
"which a woman took,"
Born on Earth, Spirit is raised into human ways – believing they come from their Mother. Thus they are separated from their true essence and connection to Source right at birth.
"and hid in three measures of meal"
Body, Spirit, God
Being raised with the understanding your mom gave birth and that’s the only fact you have on where you come.
Puts you as confined to the physical Body which you are in. Then you’re taught you need to work and do specific things to get into Heaven where God is waiting to judge you.
If you’re lucky, the Holy Spirit will come unto. But it’s hard to even believe that when you are born into the system that puts you at a loss before you even start.
"till the whole was leavened…"
Concluding the Whole right there!! – The Body, The Spirit, and The God need to be blended together into One final truth. Turning the 3 into 1 single ingredient.
You are a direct expression through God. With an eternal Connection to God's Love and Consciousness, for that is what you are at the truest core of your essence.
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