The Word God Is Overused In Christianity


The symbolic systems of religion work if our ego-centric consciousness is directed from the external contemplation of God as a separate object to the interior of our being where we become conscious that we are inside God. In full development our soul is expanded in both directions because it receives impressions and sensations from the external material realm with thoughts and intuitions from the spiritual reality. The soul is our link between the spiritual and physical where the spiritual develops our intuition and the physical develops our sense organs as a result together they give us observation, insight and awareness. The ocean of pure consciousness in which we are involved is composed of energy, frequency, vibration, light and color, consequently our soul is a rainbow of colors in God’s ocean. From the soul’s perspective it is not words that communicate, but the vibrations behind them that are felt and if the frequency is sympathetic the souls dance making available the feelings of peace and harmony. In our soul we find all the secrets of the universe, the vibrations in God’s ocean of pure consciousness because the soul strives to understand the multitude of vibrations while our ego consciousness uses words to be understood. It is our choice to identify with the awesome reality deep within or with the ego consciousness that creates short-lived realities as it submerges sorrows below the surface. Full development stretches out to encompass both the physical and spiritual realms and it is not difficult to get hold of this awareness if we establish an uninterrupted mindfulness on all levels and planes. We can experience waves of light and bliss in the spiritual realm and not forget our zip code, but approaching from the mind it is difficult to clear away the preconception that the nature of our soul is just a more refined portrayal of the physical. A prayer to comprehend a problem invites awareness, insight, instincts and intuition in order to take in and make out the difficulty and discern the solution. Being mindful, one makes a distinction between a spiritual revelation and a mental inference in order to use both properly to get to the bottom of investigations and disentangle our tribulations. Our world is made of matter; however, it has invisible energy fields passing through it as well as an accepting, compliant interconnection that has no limitations or borders of any kind. This one ocean of consciousness contains our physical, mental and spiritual realities; therefore, understanding our external, internal and higher awareness makes a big difference in dealing with our individual activities in these fields. For this reason, we have all the tools we need to be who we are as we sense and become conscious of the energy around us and incorporate it into our experience. This allows us to imagine, focus our intentions, expand our awareness and clear our mind to look inward and be able to pick up intuitions and higher images and respond to them. When our life is harmonious with all the dimensions, fields and realities in the here and now and we are receptive, life will provide us with what is needed and yield to our request with its immeasurable love, quanta energy and creative resources. “The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it Intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.” (Albert Einstein)

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The Marriage of Science, Religion and Philosophy


Our science started with the Greeks where philosophy, religion and science were linked together to find the principle character, quality and cause of all things then we disconnected them. If the universe is a free, receptive, improving and an interconnected system then scientific laws are an ideal model for understanding the reliable and proven connections in reality. There will always be some features of the physical universe that the laws of nature cannot capture so we need the connections of philosophy, religion and science. The universe is not a self-enclose system, but an emergent, evolving system which endeavors to a motivation beyond itself. A spiritual foundation with a scientific connection to philosophy offers a balance of openness and intelligibility that can maintain a suitable environment for a personality to find its deepest potentialities. The book you are reading in one perspective is a book, in another perception it is a collection of atoms and molecules before being viewed as a composition of mass or wood cellulose. I like to think of it as an arrangement of knowledge and intelligence. None of these positions destroys the soundness of the other viewpoints. They all approach this book from a different angle and they are all just as real as the other ones. It is completely normal to respect differences as a precaution against self-righteousness and getting it wrong. If a dilemma leads to an awareness of Eternity, follow that way; and if another approach appears that is different from the first and it works then follow it. It is good to change and be encouraged to expand to the present moment clear-sightedness. The following quote was attributed to Isaac Newton just before he died, “I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Albert Einstein expressed it in different words, “I believe in intuitions and inspirations…I sometimes feel that I am right. I do not know that I am.” Thomas Merton a Christian Mystic said the same thing in another way, “To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, it is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”      Christian Mysticism

The Soul Unites the Body and Spirit


Christian Mysticism is not the end of our problems in life because they are openings for our soul to reveal an inner link with the spirit. The soul not only accepts waves from the physical world in the form of light and vibrations, but insights from the spirit. The physical body assembles our sense organs to put together perceptions from the material realm while the spiritual world forms the channel to communicate intuitions. The soul brings together both the body and the spirit by being open to the revelations involving the higher dimensions as well as the sensations that deal with the lower elements of the body. The body, soul and spirit are in unity and can be expressed in our existence as our consciousness. Therefore, developing the mindfulness and recognition of this unity enlarges and expands our consciousness so we can transcend the limits of our intellect. Our mind still submits information to our consciousness, which is greater than reason and intangible to our senses, but our being is magnified and improved because of it. Our consciousness is in contact with a vast amount of information that the intellect does not know that is very relevant for our survival and happiness. Being mindful of our consciousness is the first step towards self-mastery and bringing into our awareness that which is already a part of our self, resulting in a new aspect of our-self manifesting. We are not creating something out of nothing, but discovering how to merge and be involved with our body, mind, soul and spirit as a unit something that our mind and body were not familiar with and could not set in motion. Our insecurities are due in part to our ignorance and limited perception of this unity and it is exactly what we have perceived to be missing in our life, but this expanded spiritual intelligence is within us and has been there all the time. The body, mind, soul and spirit are working together as one and are leading us to the state of consciousness called The Kingdom of Heaven. This combination is a gestalt; as physical, biological, psychological and spiritual arrangement that unifies the parts to be more than and different from the combination of parts. We are many parts, we are every part together and we are one with a deeper conceptions and impressions of ourselves and the universe. We are powerful beyond comprehension and extremely susceptible at the same time so we have his uncanny ability to observe and consider rich, multiple meanings from a single line in the Bible. When we move in the different dimensions of our consciousness, we witness the Divinity within ourselves, in all things and in all people who have ever lived. In the spirit we know phenomena instantly through and through because it is not limited by the physical sphere of influence with restrictions and constructs. In this raised consciousness we are experiencing what Jesus described thousands of years ago, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) Aware of the soul as a reliable source of life, we know God is within us and at the same time inside everyone and everything else even though our mind is conditioned to believe otherwise. Christian Mysticism

Our Relationship Through the Living Universe with God


Christian mysticism does not end the progression and development of our troubles because they are ventures we need to go through on our way to the Kingdom of Heaven that is right here on earth. This is a progression that starts with the familiarization of the body and leads to an unfolding of the mind to reveal our true self. This awareness is not just confined to the body and mind because it is a spiritual journey that expands our consciousness to include the soul, which has a connection to the Living Universe. We usually do not envisage this consciousness with our first glance because it contains the discovery and assimilation of active attention, which grows within like the mustard seed gradually growing into a tree. This seed of awareness little by little opens the consciousness of the beneficiary in stages through and beyond the mind to offer shelter in the soul. Everything we do and has been done to us is an opportunity to set in motion our inner power to create positive change in ourselves and the world. Each one of us is building a world with our thoughts within where we get ideas to build concepts in the world and in return our thoughts attract similar mindsets. The thoughts we think over and over inside go out and every one of them comes back overloaded with similar inspirations. To the extent and intensity that we love others is the degree in which we are loved. Thoughts are forces that produce intensities similar to the ones we think for example, hatred, fear, jealousy and revenge bring into being influences that are similar and have the effect of closing energy streams in the body while peace, hope and love opens those passages. If you think youthful thoughts, your body will be young and as a result will give support to your mind because as the mind develops the body, the body assists the mind. Our thoughts are the energy and power that builds and determines our lives corresponding to our nature. We create and follow our thoughts so fear becomes the most expensive thought to entertain as it opens the mind to the very things and conditions that it is afraid of. Fear is a habit that not only affects us, but our families, friends, community and country by stopping progress. It is a harmful faith that breeds failure and is going in the wrong direction so we need to face our fears and change our direction to succeed. The good thing is love dissolves fear so we need to cultivate it. When we accept what takes place with love and gratitude, we receive spiritual nourishment from the physical world and can use those experiences to give back to the world. Faith will be on its way to become a love concern and not a list of fear-provoking laws and declarations. Embracing the love and excitement emanating from the God and man relationship through the universe is the art of being human. This friendship with the Living Universe cultivates and encourages our interrelatedness with our conscious and unconscious minds and with everything in the cosmos. Jesus explained this in a parable saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” (Mathew 13 31-32)

You are Not your Mind, It is within You


In the grace and comfort of unity, a spiritual experience encounters a new heaven and a new earth where everything is united. The confusions on the physical plane, the duality of the sins and miseries of the mind are not remembered or renewed in this experience. In the present moment harmony we see the balance and unity of opposites. A center of heaven on earth has glory in our sorrows because at our lowest point we are the most open to change and renewal. The beast in us can lay in peace with our innocence in a new life where we are whole or holy. We just need a paradigm shift so the mind in not trapped in the brain. We are a part of the unified force field and we do interact with the universe, we just need to become aware of it. If we make this shift in consciousness our story becomes a love story and we stop blaming others for our misfortune. We reinterpret our memories, which we Christians call forgiveness, and we reinterpret the universe because the scientists are showing us that most of the universe is not perceived.

Ignore the criticisms and judgments of the mind and listen to the Divinity within. The mind is asking the questions, and it is the soul that answers them. “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) We are in and a part of the infinite, but somehow we do the most difficult thing, which is to separate ourselves from infinity. The spirit is always there we just need to remove the obstructions that keep us from it. Jung called the harmonizing, the awareness of our unity with the infinite synchronicity. “Synchronicity is an ever present reality for those who have eyes to see.” (Carl Jung) God is in the present moment, but if you try to grasp or control this instant it is not there. The past, the present and the future are in the here and now along with God, they are not in the future. The problem is we are living in our mind in either in the past or the future while eternity is now. Christian Mysticism communicates to us that we can’t contain or restrict the present moment because it is infinity. There is a way to slow down, know and experience the harmony, synchronicity, peace and a manner to just be in the present moment. God is always in the present moment, we are the ones that are sporadic, sometimes here and sometimes there. Infinity is an ocean of pure consciousness while the soul is a wave. The mind is in the space time continuum so it can be a prison if we let it constrict our identity. The mind is not in the brain or the body, and we are not in the body or the mind. The mind, brain and body are within us. We just need to start identifying with the soul or wave that is connected to the ocean of pure consciousness.

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Christian Mysticism and Science Utilized for Awareness


Christian Mysticism is not reading about theories or taking anything on faith. It only deals with what works to bring about enjoyment and the good qualities of life. “I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.” (Ecclesiastes 3:12) It is a real challenge to be happy and feel the Divinity in all things when an experience is painful or confusing. The pain is real in the conscious mind, but that is only a part of the total mind that is used. To be happy in all situations we need to make available a way to enlarge the awareness of the consciousness of the mind that presently is experiencing pain. Being happy is enabling the Divinity within to use the full mind and consciousness to radiate happiness and love to ourselves and our fellow man while increasing the harmony in the conscious field around us. Christian Mysticism accomplishes this by bringing the subtle levels of thought to the conscious level. There is a universal Reality which we do not create, but which we can discover. This Reality or Energy one can call God Consciousness, which is everything, in everything and always moving toward that which expresses life, happiness and unity, but if our desires are destructive, we will not experience God consciousness and will experience division until unity is learned. By understanding and unfolding the deeper levels of existence, we become aware of the energy in all regions and levels of creation both subtle and gross. Our familiarity with the deeper levels of existence allows us to become comfortable and happy at any level. This awareness to be content and happy creates a suitable atmosphere for all the virtues to flourish. A simple act of being happy delivers the virtues of tolerance, love, and compassion, which helps one to know reality and to do some wholesome, good work by integrating these values in our daily life. In our way of life we can learn and utilize both the scientist’s and the mystic’s perspective for a life that is to be fulfilled and content. With the help of these two disciplines we move deeper into the domains of matter and consciousness to find happiness and wellbeing behind the contrived displays that hide the unity of suffering and contentment.

Gratitude


Gratitude does not need anything on the part of the individual except innocence and simplicity. No effort is needed and it must devoid of any intellectual play or emotion. Gratitude is a surrender to God and is never on the level of thinking. If one doesn’t like the word God it is just being or surrender to the higher self. I feel we need to surrender the thinking to make a mood for gratitude or surrender the thinking level of gross consciousness to achieve the bliss and gratitude of a higher awareness. It seems gratitude and joy come together as a package and is a kind of spiritual practice that can be awakened.  Christian Mysticism

Religion


Religion

Religions put God in the hearts of people, but Christian mysticism puts human hearts in God

–          Religion is all right it moves from low to high, from slow to fast.

–          The problem is it spends too much energy running around the circumference and taking for granted the center or Divinity within, which is the spiritual experience.

Religious traditions are united in a force most call God. The problem is that religions break up God into different hypothesis by taking the infinite and putting narrow walls around the pieces. This is what causes the disputes.

–          When the Truth of our religion is experienced and the narrow walls of the hypothesis are torn down then we find that the same Truth is basic in all religions.

–          The Ultimate Truth can be approached from many directions.

–          Our Lord is so kind to dwell in everyone and everything.

–          We can all benefit from the different viewpoints that give us a dynamic regeneration and spiritual experience beyond the hypothesis.

God in Spirit……quotes from Bible


God is not just out there some where; He is in each one of us.

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”          John 4:24

20 Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”[ Luke 17:20-21

] 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.2 Corinthians 3:17

23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.   John 4:23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.   Galatians 5:22-23

May your externalized rules give way to the Spirit of love, joy, peace, kindness and gentleness.

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Christian Mysticism is a Path of Awareness


Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this present world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may test and approve what is the will of God – what is good and well-pleasing and perfect.

The Spirit is always there so we must transform and enlarge our personal consciousness and individual experience with the Holy Spirit. This is basic to every mode of spiritual discernment, and every quest.The more we are aware of Spirit working in and through everything, especially within ourselves, the more God’s presence can replace prior limitations and disharmonies with good. Our minds will act on the new ideas that are formed and form a new, more positive belief and attitude. This deep understanding sees the good of God everywhere and always present. This shift in attitude brings greater freedom; peace and joy so we need to give up the old worries, free ourselves and replace old ideas with the knowledge that everything we need is available. When we recognize Spirit and pull into life revelation, discernment and right choices are made.

Isn’t amazing how throughout the ages mystics of all stripes and religions have plugged into almost universal concepts of love, unity and oneness, compassion and justice for all, regardless of their culture or religion.

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