Friday, July 06, 2018

THE ULTIMATE SICKNESS CENTERS NOT IN TOO LITTLE DOGMA AND NOT IN A SPIRITUAL MALADY AND NOT IN A FAILURE TO BE “A SUPREME SELF” OR “GOD” BUT CENTERS IN THE MIND

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2. Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. See the end of the post for the full meaning and implications of that. 

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WHEN CHRISTIANS FUNCTION OUTSIDE THE TYPICAL BOX IN WHICH MOST OF THEM ARE TRAPPED

Presently, 85% of the members of the "religious right" and those who self-identify as "ultra-conservative Christians evangelicals" in the U.S. have finally shown their true colors in public and have made clear that the role they have been playing for years (the role of "values voters") has been a farce all along. Now, there are only a few in the Christian community who are showing the courage to walk the walk instead of just talking the talk. 

Though the principles by which they have been living are still not rooted totally in the non-dual teachings offered by Yeshu'a (Jesus) during the final years of his manifestation, those few are being steadfast in their messaging. 

Some who visit this site regularly are aware of the fact that Dr. Jim Rigby of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Austin, TX is quoted occasionally because he is one of the few Christian ministers who often shares the truth, including on occasion the non-dual messages offered by Yeshu'a during his "final days." 

Now a second minister has been added:

Last Sunday morning in Burlington, Vermont, a man came forward to share a non-dual message, in song, that man being Adam Hall, the minister of music and media in the First United Methodist Church in Burlington. 


With the U.S. preparing to celebrate it's "Fourth of July / Independence Day" holiday, Hall sang an altered version of Lee Greenwood's “God Bless the USA.” His version is drawing - as usual nowadays - both praise and criticism on social media. 

(The Greenwood song - which has become an anthem of the right in the U.S. - was originally released in 1984 and later gained renewed popularity during the Gulf War in 1991 and after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Greenwood's version is now sung at "patriotic" events and in some churches, especially around the Fourth of July. ) 

Hall would explain that he was “inspired by a power greater than myself, so I scrapped the anthem I had planned and created this new version.” 

The result is “God Forgive The USA.” 

“It takes the original song’s bravado and bluster and turns it into humility and reflection,” he said, “but not in a disrespectful way, I hope.” 

Hall acknowledged that the response to the video was quite mixed. “Some are very offended by the song, and others feel it expresses how they are feeling today,” he said. 

In an email to me, he responded to my remarks which noted his courage, saying: "I have gotten a considerable amount of anger over the song, so it’s nice to hear some kind words as well." 

In our duality-dominated culture at this point in the U.S., one Facebook comment said: “No wonder the relevancy of the church is diminishing. This is disgusting.” 

By contrast, another said, “This is GREAT and we need more of it. Stand up for what we really believe!” 

Here's the video version of Hall's "God Forgive the U.S.A." with its message, offered to the visitors to this site for consideration:



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Here, with those who are still driven to talk about "God," the "Son of God," the "Holy Spirit," "Buddha," "Krishna," etc., etc., etc., the invitation to them is to view those as verbs, not nouns. 

THE EXPLANATION 

If looked at as nouns, they point to illusions and are, therefore, a total waste of time to even discuss; if looked at as verbs which are resulting in certain sane but rare behaviors among humanity, then they are worthy of some attention during the relative existence. 

Meaning? There are members of certain groups who say things such as "My concept of God in the past was of a weak God, an absentee God, A Santa Claus-type God, a mean, punishing, vindictive God, etc. Today, I am in close contact with a loving and caring God whom I worship and praise and glorify and give thanks to." 

The reply to that usually goes like this: "If you are in contact with a God that wants to be worshipped and praised and glorified, then you're dealing with someone like yourself - a narcissist - and hanging out with narcissists will never bring an end to your narcissism (that narcissism evidenced by the fact that you think you are "godly"). 

Next, in the phrase 'loving and caring God,' any supposed God that truly had her or his act together would tell you that the totally irrelevant part of that phrase is 'God' and that the only part that is relevant is the "loving and caring" part. 

"That is, a non-narcissistic god / goddess would say, "I care not an iota about being worshipped and praised and glorified by you or anyone else. How arrogant and insecure and needy would I have to be to want that? Forget the man-made, dreamed up noun 'God' and focus on the 'God as a verb' understanding and then go forth and let loving and caring be verbs - not adjectives - and let them generate the act of love and the act of caring and let those actions manifest through you." 

Yeshu'a (Jesus) and Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis were spot on: 

"No one shall ever see 'the kingdom of heaven.' It is within" 

and 

"Heaven and earth shall fade away." 
--Yeshu'a (Jesus) 

and 

"Heaven and hell are not geographic places but are states of mind, nothing more than concepts dreamed up by men." 
--Pope John Paul II 

"There is no hell." 
--Pope Francis, the current pope 
[in an interview with journalist Eugenio Scalfari,
 a writer used by the Pope to issue off the record teachings 
which become a part of the Papal Magisterium] 

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of the "Awakening Together" satsang session with Regina and Jacqueline referenced earlier, 18 MARCH 2018

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of that session.

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