It is the goal of the church to make us ‘better men’. By striving to become ‘better men’ our sense of separation from God becomes even greater. By striving to become ‘better men’ we become less and less like our Source. Only AS God can we enter the Kingdom of God. To walk in the Kingdom of God (in God consciousness), we must realize that the I within us is God (the Father). In trying to become ‘better men’, we do not become more like our heavenly Father. The belief that we are nothing more than mere ‘men’ IS the problem. We can only become more like our Father… when we realize that we are already the presence of the Father... when we realize that the Father is the I am within us.
It is extremely difficult at first to grasp the fact that a man/woman, is actually God embodied. Once you see it, you wonder how you could have missed it. None of Jesus’disciples saw it, and every religion on Earth has failed to see it. Here are the steps that lead to attaining the ‘mind’ in which Jesus functioned… the ‘Christ Mind’.
‘God’, ‘Life’, the ‘Holy Spirit’, or the ‘Source’ of all being… gives being to every ‘thing’, by ‘becoming’ every ‘thing’. Every ‘thing’, is the Source, manifesting AS that ‘thing’! The organism known as ‘man’, is the only organism on Earth, in which and through which the Source (God), can function AS the Source. God made ‘man’, in His image and likeness. But… ‘He’ did not create the ‘person’ you believe yourself to be. Your parents did that, when they named you at your birth! This was why He said “Ye must be born again” (Except a ‘man’ be born again, he can not enter the Kingdom of God). The ‘Kingdom of God’, is a State of Mind! A state of Knowing that you are God embodied… that you and God are one and the same, but you can not realize this, until you realize that this ‘person’ your parents created when they named you, is but the illusion in which you have been functioning. The “I” within you, that says… I am Henry, John, Joseph, Robert, Mary, Jane, or whatever, is WHO and WHAT we actually are, and that “I”, is God… (the Source)! This ‘person’ you believe yourself to be, is but the consciousness, (the illusion) in which virtually every man/woman on the Planet functions. The Vine… is the reality of the branch. They are ONE! This ‘idea’… is the ‘seed’, that leads to the ‘Spiritual Rebirth’. You might liken this ‘idea’, as the moment of conception. Some ‘seed’ (some ideas) fall on dry ground, some among thorns, etc, but some does fall on fertile ‘ground’). The idea, that the I within us, is God, sets in motion the desire in us to walk AS God… to function As God!
To function AS God, (AS the Vine), is to function AS the Christ! This is when you begin to realize that the Christ… is simply the ‘person’ of God, (the Holy ‘Spirit’), personified… the REAL me, and the REAL you! The Christ… is simply the ‘Father’ personified, the Divine Mind personified! Now we realize that the ‘person’ we had thought ourselves to be, is nothing more that our name… our ‘outer’ identity. Now we can see that “I AM THAT I AM”… each one of us! Now we know we have been ‘born again’. The Holy ‘Spirit’… is the ‘Spirit’, of God, and the “Spirit’ of God personified, is the Christ! The three are One (the trinity)! The Christ, is not a ‘specific person’… the Christ, is a ‘personality’… the ‘personality’ of God (the Holy Spirit) personified, and we cannot attain that ‘mind’ until we see that the “I” within us, is the Father (God)! That… is the Spiritual Rebirth! This was the consciousness, in which ‘Jesus’ functioned. This was why He said, ’you can do what you see me do’. God truly… is all, and in all. God, the Holy Spirit, is the reality of all of Humanity! We are indeed, All One! There is only God! Each of us, is God individualized! It is not the ‘person’ we believe ourselves to be that is God… it is the “I” within us that is God. There is no one else! There is ONLY the “I”… the Father!
The Christ Mind, (Christ consciousness) is not developed overnight. You did not become who you see your self as being overnight. ‘You’… (the ‘person’ you believe yourself to be) are the result of years of programming. To see that the “I” within you is God, can be likened to the moment of conception. It might take a similar length of time, 9 month (the same length of time it took for your physical form to develop), before you ‘realize’ that you have indeed been ‘born again’. It might take another dozen years before you can effectively function as Jesus did, when He was found teaching the Rabbis in the temple, and another dozen years before you might try turning water into wine, or walking on water. It is a walk that you walk by faith… a life that you live by faith! From the day you first see it! It is the key to the resurrection, to the resurrection of the I AM within us, and to one’s ‘transfiguration’, enableing us to bypass physical death, leading to our ascension!
Man and God, are synonymous.
Man and God, are synonymous. They are one and the same. The Bible tells us this, but who believes it? Adam and God were One and the same. God, is the Universal I am, and man, is the Universal I am individualized. We… as ‘children’ of men, are actually ‘sons and daughters’ of God… if we only knew it! Regardless of color, language, religion, perceived Nationality or culture, every so called ‘human’ child born on Planet Earth, has been, and is, God in the infant stage of development. Is this not an amazing realization? God made us in His image and likeness. The ‘person’ our parents created when they named us, is but the illusion in which we function. Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth! When we realize that the “I am ” within us, is God… we will have been ‘born again’! Only through this realization can we say we have ‘entered’ the Kingdom of God, for the ‘Kingdom of God’, is synonymous with God consciousness. The Kingdom of God, is a state of mind… not a ‘specific’ place!
The entire Universe is the Kingdom of God, and Planet Earth is the Garden of Eden! As we walk AS God, we need never die! This was why Adam, Enoch, Noah, Methuselah, Cainan, Jared, etc., etc., lived for hundreds of years. Enoch realized this fully, and achieved the ascension. Adam died because he ‘ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’. The Church today, is feasting on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.’ (To do so, is to deny the ‘omnipresence’ of God!) Each of us is but the Divine Mind embodied! When God created man, there were no thoughts of division, death, hatred, ‘nationality,’ etc., in the Divine mind. Such thoughts were ‘implanted’ into the Divine mind by men who were ignorant of what manner of being this ‘organism’ known as ‘man’ is! These ‘men’, had no idea that they were individualized manifestations of God, but because they were, they had the capacity to program the Universal mind with their beliefs… just as we have today! The entire World is oblivious of this understanding. Think of the beliefs that exist today in the minds of men, and you have the answer to the Worlds problems. None of us has any being of ourselves. “We’ are to the Universal Mind, what ‘waves’ are to the Ocean, what branches are to the Vine. When we think, we are actually the ‘Ocean’ thinking (God thinking), only we think as we perceive ourselves to be and thus create the beliefs that divide us. The Truth is, we are all One, and God… is that One (the “I” within us). But… the solution is the same today as it was in Enoch’s time, and as it was 2000 years ago. We only have to realize that God, is Who and What we are! He, is the “IAM” within us!
The concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as promoted by the World Churches, is erroneous! Through their concept ‘men’ can NEVER attain the Christ Mind! Only when we realize that the “I” within us is God, can it be done. Not before! When we realize that the ‘Father’ is the “I” within us, and when we make the decision to walk in that consciousness, we begin to take upon ourselves the ‘likeness’ of the Father. That likeness, IS THE CHRIST! The ‘Christ’ is not a ‘specific’ individual! The ‘Christ’ is but the ‘Father’ (the Divine Mind) personified! The Holy Spirit, is the Spirit of God, and the ‘Spirit’ of God personified, is the Christ! The ‘three’ are One! Jesus knew this! He said if ‘our eye be single, our whole body would be full of light’ (If we functioned in this consciousness, we would be like Him!) Should we walk in this consciousness, we will eventually become transparent, as He was seen to be at the Mount of transfiguration!
Planet Earth, is but a school, where through the process of procreation, sons and daughters of ‘men’, give birth to ‘children’, who can, through the Spiritual Rebirth, be transformed into sons and daughters of God! It is the process by which God creates Gods, in the world of manifest forms if we only knew it! This was His purpose for creating ‘man’. Mary knew that she and God were one, (Mat.1:18) and that her ‘son’(God’s son) was the product of the ‘Holy Spirit’, so even as a child, ‘Jesus’ knew this. (This is why He said, “call no man on Earth your Father, for there is only One Father, and that is God”) “I and my Father are One,” was the message He brought to Humanity 2000 years ago, but no one got the message. Not even His disciples saw it! This was what Calvary was all about. He went to the cross to demonstrate to Humanity that the ‘self’(the illusion), must be crucified before the Father (the “I” within us) could be resurrected! God made us in His image and likeness, but He did not create this person we believe ourselves to be. Our parents did that when they named us at our birth, and then proceeded to mold us in ‘their’ image and likeness. Only when the World sees this, will there be Peace on Earth, and we are running out of time. To function in this consciousness, is to function in the Christ Mind, and there is not a religion on Earth promoting this!
Without a doubt, there is an image of this Planet (the Garden of Eden) in all its pristine glory held in the Divine Mind. ‘Man’ in his search for wealth, self glorification and power, is distorting this image beyond the point of no return. In order to restore this image, the ‘mother’ aspect of the creative principle, has no alternative but to destroy the cause! In order to do so, humanity will be subjected to a cataclysmic event. An event that will without a doubt, obliterate all present day technology. Those who will be left, will be as mechanized as they were in the days of Cain and Able. And no one can say they have not been warned.
Who is Satan? What keeps us from being Christ like? Is it not the belief that we are the person our parents created when they named us at our birth? SATAN… IS THE SELF… THE ILLUSION (the person we believe ourselves to be). “Man... is totally unaware of the fact that he himself is the God he has been searching for... while the ‘person’ he believes himself to be, is the “Satan” he has been warned to avoid.
Man is God embodied.
When I first heard that man was God embodied, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard. A few months later I realized that this was indeed the Truth, so I began to search for any thing I could find that would throw some light on this subject. I went to meditation groups, to New Age groups and to wherever I thought I might find verification. I read Goldsmith, Holmes, Spalding, MacDonald Bayne, and a dozen others, but none fully satisfied me. I saw that man was indeed God embodied, and that we of ourselves could have no being at all. There had to be more to it than what I was finding in the written works of others. To help myself understand, I began to write. I had written about 140 pages, all with pen and pencil, from every conceivable perspective I could think of. I was encouraged to put these short essays into a book, so I did so, and entitled my booklet Points of Light. To give you an idea that it takes time for ideas to ‘germinate’ in your mind. A month or two after I had produced this booklet, one day a ‘light’ came on, and I thought, this is the Christ Mind!
This revelation pushed me to continue writing. Since then I must have written three or four hundred pages. A terrible amount of repetition. I published Points of Light, in 1993. Since then, I changed the title to The Christ Mind. Along the way I published an edition entitled I am that I am. The early chapters, I have tried to improve upon, but basically my present book has been built upon my initial understanding.
I gave a copy of my first booklet to an old friend. A pastor I had a great deal of respect for. We were to discuss what I had written after he had read it, but unfortunately he passed away before we could get together. His wife found the copy about three months after his death, and gave it to me. I wanted to see what his comments might be. The first thing I found was “Bob thinks he’s God, ha, ha, ha.” Almost the same thing I said when I first heard it also. As soon as I read that, I knew it had gone ‘right over his head’ You see, it was not ‘Bob’, who thought he was God, it was God, who had ‘been programmed’ to believe that He was Bob. It is not an easy thing to see. To say that ‘Bob’ thought he was God, is to give ‘being’ to ‘Bob’, when in fact the only thing that has being, is God… the Source. Jesus’ disciples never saw it either. “Show us this Father fellow you keep talking about,” Phillip said the night before His crucifixion, and perhaps then we will believe you. Nor did the religious of the day, nor has the Churches of the World seen it to this day. Man… is God embodied… the Father embodied! There is no one else!
As time goes by, I seem to be able to write about our relationship to God, with more and more clarity. With each email I write, and with each essay I write, I seem to make it more understandable. It would be repetitious for me to go through it all again, but just today, I realized, that in writing the Christ Mind, plus subsequent essays, I have given the World the message for which they crucified the ‘Christ’ some 2000 years ago! No one could see it then, but they can now! As I thought about this, I remembered the story about Jesus’ baptism, where the heavens opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him, and a voice from heaven saying, ‘This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Jesus functioned in God consciousness. (the Christ mind) In Philippians we are admonished to function in that same ‘mind’ (let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.) How can ‘men’ possibly walk in Christ consciousness? Through the transforming power of the Spiritual Rebirth, once they realize that God is the “I AM” within them. Peter and the other disciples prayed in the ‘name’ of Jesus Christ, whereas they could have functioned AS the Christ, had they realized that God (the Father,) was the “I am” within them.
I have read many times that our beliefs five minute after we die, are no different than they were before we died. We are not suddenly enlightened. I have always had doubts about those who claim to communicate with the departed Spirits, because they don’t seem to be any more enlightened than those of us on ‘this’ side. This is why I have always questioned their validity. Perhaps the ‘spirits’ of the disciples who never saw that they were God individualized 2000 years ago, still don’t see it! Those who have left their bodies, did not necessarily ‘enter’ the Kingdom of Heaven, for the Kingdom of Heaven is a state of mind. They still ‘live’, but not in the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’. Is the thinking of the departed, any different than when they were embodied? Do they still think they are the ‘person’ their parents created when they named them, except that now they know they are no longer in the world of form? Are they any more enlightened than the peoples of this World? If there are those who can communicate with departed Spirits, how come these Spirits have never been able to provide them with the keys? Might it be just as hard for them to grasp this Truth in the ‘Spiritual realm’, as it is for those who are functioning on this plane? People looking for enlightenment will not necessarily get enlightenment from those who have died, for if they had been fully enlightened, they would not have died… they would have transcended! Jesus did not enter the same spiritual plain as those who die physically. He entered a much higher realm. For this reason, we must be careful of ‘communicating’ with the Spirits of the dead.
Why do those who claim to communicate with the dead, never claim to have communicated with Jesus? Because... He gave us the keys, but we got it wrong! He knew that man and God were One. He knew this when He asked Peter “Whom do men say that I the son of man am.” He wasn’t referring to Himself! He knew He was no different than you or I! He walked in the ‘Kingdom of God’... in God consciousness. We are taught that we must have faith. “If your faith be as much as a grain of mustard seed… etc.,” We are taught that Faith is the key! BELIEVE and ye shall receive. I have often wondered why He never stressed the fact that man, was God individualized. Did His upbringing instill in Him sufficient faith to enable Him to walk AS God? It may have been sufficient for Him, but evidently not sufficient for the majority of us. We need a deeper understanding of our relationship to our source before our faith becomes sufficient. Our years of programming has proven to be very difficult to overcome. We need to first realize through ‘common sense reasoning’, that the “I” within us is the God we have been searching for. (Even then we lack sufficient faith!) Then it depends upon the ‘depth’ of our DESIRE, for us to attain the Christ Mind.
The blind leading the blind.
The best illustration I know of, in expressing man’s relationship to God is stressing the relationship of a branch to the Vine, or a wave to the Ocean. The whole of Humanity, is locked into seeing the world through their eyes… as ‘men’. It takes quite some time for them to see the world as God sees it. For those who have never heard or thought like this, all we can do is ‘sow seeds’, and the simpler we keep it the better. (Except ye become as little children, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God.) Those who follow the Bible, all say they believe that God made man in His image and likeness, yet they cannot believe that that includes them. It is all so simple, but still they find it hard to comprehend. Why then do they go to church? Because we inherently believe in a higher power, and attend Church in the hope of connecting with our Source. But what have we got… the blind leading the blind.
The main idea we must get across, is the idea that we are much more than this ‘person’ we believe ourselves to be. We read that, in the beginning, there was only the ‘Spirit’ of God. There is still nothing other than the ‘Spirit of God’. Every ‘thing’ we see, is the Spirit of God manifesting AS THAT THING. It is usually referred to as being ‘male’, but it is neither male nor female. It is just ‘Creative Spirit’(creative consciousness), which functions according to an absolute Father/Mother creative principle, with the ‘consciousness’, being the Father aspect, and the ‘intelligence’, being the Mother aspect. It is the sole purpose of the Intelligence, to give ‘being’ to whatever the Consciousness decrees as being, or sees itself as being, and the only requisite is to know this. By the same creative principle, does ‘man’ create.(Ye shall decree a thing, and it shall be established unto you Job. 22:28)
God made you (and every other man/woman) in His image and likeness, but He did not create the ‘person’ you believe yourself to be. Your parents did that, when they named you at your birth. This ‘person’ you believe yourself to be, was not ‘born’! Every so called ‘human’ child, that has ever been born, is God (the Spirit of God), in the infant stage of development. You… were created AFTER your birth. You are much more than the ‘person’ you believe yourself to be. You are the Spirit of God embodied… the I AM embodied, only you have been programmed to believe you are the ‘person’ your parents created when they named you. Children of ‘men,’ are actually children of God, only no one is aware of this stupendous truth! That Humanity might know this, was the reason ‘Jesus’ suffered the agony of the cross! It was His prayer that “we all might be One, as He and His Father were One.” So, in ignorance of our relationship to our Source, and thus to each other, we function as ‘men’, as the John/Jane Doe we were named! The blind leading the blind!
Thus, a ‘Spiritual Rebirth’, is required before we can function as Jesus functioned. Except a man be born again, He said, he cannot ‘enter’ this ‘kingdom’… this ‘state of mind’ (He cannot attain God consciousness)! Jesus functioned in God consciousness… in the ‘Kingdom’ of God. The Kingdom of God, is synonymous with God consciousness. It is a state of Mind… a state of KNOWING that we are ‘children of God’… sons/daughters of God! Before we can effectively function in that ‘state of mind’, we must realize that the “I” within us, is our True identity, and that that “I”, IS GOD! The ‘person’ that men and women throughout the World believe themselves to be, is but the illusion in which they function. Is it any wonder we are a World divided? The Vine, is the reality of the branch… the Ocean, is the reality of the wave. One is the Source, and the other, is the Source manifesting! We are all One.
The great ‘deception’
Since the ‘fall’, of the sons of God, the World has been subjected through religious beliefs, to the greatest ‘snow job’ in the history of Humanity. Man… was driven from the ‘garden,’ not by any ‘outside’ force, or ‘God’, but by their ignorance of being God. They were ‘driven from the garden,’ because they saw themselves as being mere ‘men’. So… ‘lest they put forth their hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live forever, the Lord God, ‘sent’ them forth from the garden, to till the ground from whence they were taken’. Because they were no longer aware of being the Eternal I AM embodied, they lost their capacity to live forever in their physical bodies transformed into a body of Light. Nor were they aware of being creative, but being subject to the ‘law of thought’ (as a man thinketh, so is he,) they ‘fell’. All because they lost the awareness, of being individualized manifestations of God! They functioned as though they had being, as the ‘person’ their parents created, when they named them at their birth, thereby denying themselves an Eternal Reality! No one has ‘being’ other than the Source. Not knowing that ‘they’ were God embodied, with freedom to think as they wished, their thoughts were evil constantly (Gen.6:5) Eventually, the Divine mind became polluted with the ‘beliefs’ of men, causing men to die as mere ‘creatures’, with an average life span of three score and ten.
When God created ‘man’, (Adam)… ‘Adam’, functioned AS God. Adam… was God embodied! It could not have been otherwise! Before his creation, Adam, could not have formed an individual opinion, nor could he have developed a ‘personality’, for he had no being apart from God! Before the creation of Adam, there were no thoughts of death, evil, hate, sickness or imperfection, in the Divine Mind! Adam’ was told that he must not partake ‘of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, lest he would die’. But still he did, and we know that he died. Adam, had no way of knowing, that he was God embodied. One thing that He did not know, was the consequences of his thinking! He simply functioned as he was created to function, with His needs, giving ‘being’ to his needs! (This is why Jesus said ‘your Father knoweth what things ye have need of even before ye ask him’) If we were aware of being God… our needs would give being to our needs! Is that not fantastic? We have simply to give thanks, and know, that whatever we have need of, is already ours, once we realize that we are the Spirit of God embodied (the consciousness of God embodied).
Thoughts held in the mind of God, are sure to manifest! Only as we live AS God, can we ‘enter’ the Kingdom of God… (can we attain God consciousness.) Only as we function in God consciousness, is it possible for us to attain the ascension, as did Enoch of old. Enoch taught the laws of God. He taught the men of his day, the means of attaining Eternal life. His son Methuselah, continued his teachings for several hundred more years, until his subjects began to rebel, and reverted to living for ‘self’ gratification. During their life time, there was virtually a thousand years of Peace on Earth.
I do not profess to be a Bible scholar, but, I will attempt to ‘imagine’ the way God’s children, continued to go astray. Nor do I claim these ideas to be exact. After Methuselah, came Noah. He too walked with God, and because of his faith in God, God spared him and his family from the flood. Hundreds of years went by, then ‘Moses’ arrived on the scene. (He too, was the Spirit of God embodied) God’s people had fallen so badly, that they had become slaves to sons of God who had chosen to live as ‘men’. The Spirit of God, revealed to ‘Moses’, that he and God were One and the same. ( I am that I am). But, ‘Moses’, was not totally convinced, that he was ‘God’ embodied, so he failed to convince God’s people, that they too were God embodied, so they ‘wandered’ in the wilderness for 40 more years.! Isaiah seemingly failed to convince them also, even though he spoke AS God (“I am the first, and I am the last, and beside me, there is none else!”) When Isaiah wrote, “When we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men,” he was referring to the Holy Spirit… the Father… the “I” within us! But, Humanity still did not get the message! Biblical scholars have taught that he was referring to the coming of ‘Jesus’.
We have been led to believe that God is an invisible ‘being’, separate and apart from us, because of things we read in the Bible. Things such as, “the lord God commanded the man,” and the Lord ‘speaking to Moses out of a burning bush’, and speaking as it were, out of the clouds, when a voice from heaven said, “this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased,” etc. God does not speak, except AS man. Not ‘through’ man, but AS man, for God is the Vine, and we are nothing more than extensions of the Vine! The ‘Spirit’, does however, speak to us through intuition, for when we think, we are actually the Spirit of God thinking! Getting an idea… is like getting a message from God! A ‘man’, is the ‘Spirit of God, manifesting AS a ‘man’! (for it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Father, which speaketh in you.) Every ‘thing’, is the ‘Spirit’ of God, manifesting AS that ‘thing’. The Source… is the reality of all its manifestations, but ‘man’… is the only organism that has the capacity to know this; to function AS the Source, and to say , “I am that I am!”
The New Testament begins with a mystical description of the birth of the Christ. It is intertwined with the birth of a ‘child’ named ‘Jesus’. The ‘birth’ of the ‘Christ’, took place in the consciousness of her whom we know as Mary. “She was found with child, of the Holy Ghost”...and, “that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.” The Holy Ghost, is synonymous with the Spirit of God… the Truth, so ‘Mary’, saw that ‘she’, and God, were One also! This revelation, amounts to the ‘Spiritual Rebirth’. This ‘birth’, (the birth of the Christ) took place in her consciousness! The Spiritual Rebirth, always takes place in our consciousness, and is always initiated (impregnated) by the ‘Holy Spirit’! This ‘birth’ does not refer to the forthcoming birth of her child, who was to be named ‘Jesus’. She knew, that her ‘unborn child,’ was the ‘Spirit of God’, coming into the World, as a ‘child’. “And thou shalt call His name Jesus”, meaning God with us. (and as I have said, to walk ‘with’ God, is to walk AS God.) In knowing this, Mary taught her son from the cradle, that he was God, and born of God. This then was the consciousness in which He was reared. This was the consciousness in which He functioned as He entered His ministry. He knew that He was God embodied, so He functioned in God consciousness! This was what He tried to explain to His disciples, but they failed to grasp it. He knew that ‘man and God’, were One… ONE, AND THE SAME, and that there was no one else! Thus did He say, ‘I’ and my ‘Father’, are ONE!
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