Jesus was one of the greatest teacher’s of His time. He was the total manifestation of love and compassion. Still, He is but one of many paths to the One God, or the All in All. Each of God’s creations contains a cell of God; therefore God in us, is the hope of all healing.
Each of us, is the experiencing part of God; we are the spirit/essence of all that God is. The problem is, from the beginning of time, man’s writing, as well as his interpretation of the Bible, humanity has lived in fear at every level. Religion’s thrive on the fear’s of the faithful. Strange isn’t it!
To think and search for the meaning of God and our purpose in His plan, is a threat to traditional religion. Dare not question nor reach into the depths of your own spirit for the answers that have escaped humanity for centuries.
We need but look around observe and listen; if we have ears to hear and eyes to see it is self-evident that religion, has been but a stepping stone to a greater and authentic truth, denied for all too long.
I once read that “we are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.” Wayne Dyer.This makes sense when one considers that it is the breath of life, God, the All in All, or the Universe if you wish to define it, that has infused our physical forms with the spiritual energy that holds all this matter together.
We’ve been taught not to question authority, rather to follow blindly, because there is, after all, only “One Way” to the truth, and whatever your religious affiliation happens to be, your way is the “one way!
The greatest secret never revealed by the religion’s of the world is that “religion” promotes and contributes to divisiveness, separation, and exclusion of any and all who question their authority, rather than the “God” authority that dwells within each of us. As long as we continue to attempt to define “God” with our finite minds, our humanity will suffer and all manner of atrocities will continue.
In my 72 years, I’ve observed the reverence, kindness, compassion, non-judgmental, open minded, forgiving and God loving folks, many of whom have never read the Bible. They seem to live from a place deep within themselves and from an essence/spirit that demonstrates and reflects the “God” within.
If each of us could trust ourselves enough to step out and invite religious leaders to, not only open their doors; moreover, expand their minds and hearts to embrace all who are searching; we could close the divide that exists, just by being fully inclusive of all God’s children. We could evolve as spiritual beings with a single mission, to heal ourselves and one another.
When we shape our outer life from the essence and guidance of spirit, choose to live by faith and not the fears we’ve been taught, embrace love and the concept of “Oneness” then we shall know the true God and the world will know peace.