“We” are individualized manifestations
of LIFE ... of God.
“I am the Vine, ye are the branches.”
The churches of the world all speak of a hereafter. Those who follow the Christian faith speak of this as being the Kingdom of Heaven, or the Kingdom of God. Almost to a man, the people of the world believe they must die to enter this “Kingdom”; be it Heaven, Nirvana, or whatever. We must realize that it is not a place, but a state of mind, a state of knowing that you and God are One. Jesus did not say you had to die to get there, but he did say in effect that, except ye die to self, you cannot enter this kingdom.
It is the self, THE ILLUSION, that must die!
The belief that we are not ALL ONE,
exists only in the minds of 'men',
not in the Divine Mind!
God is our reality, and we must walk in that consciousness in order to walk in the ‘Kingdom of God’.
To live As God requires constant self-discipline. To live As God is to live by faith, faith in the creative power of consciousness, for that is what we are, creative consciousness embodied! To depend upon our personal resources, our accumulated wealth, our pension plan, etc., is to give lip service to our faith in being ‘God’ (one with God). We can never really KNOW that we and God are one, until we begin to live by faith! Then, and only then, will we know that...
“I and my Father are One.” One and the same.
Those who function in the Christ Mind (in Christ consciousness) are looked upon as being mystics to those who function as ‘men’. Yet those who function in ‘Christ consciousness’ are those who are actually living in reality, (as they were created to live) while those who function as ‘men’ are the ones who are living in a world of illusions. To men, Christ consciousness is considered to be mysticism. Mysticism is not a withdrawal from the world, it is the knowledge of the reality of ‘God’ in all Creation.
We have all heard that verse of scripture where the Lord said, “I am the Vine and ye are the branches.” Yet we have failed to grasp the great significance of this simple illustration. The Vine and the branch are one and the same! The Vine does not give being to the ‘branch’, the vine only gives being to itself, AS THE BRANCH! The Vine is the reality of the branch! The ‘branch’ is the Vine manifesting! ‘I’ am God, ‘I’ am the Life, ‘I’ am the Vine, and besides me there is no other, besides me there is no God, besides me there is no Savior. Only ‘I’ Am!
We share a common identity! Each of us is ‘God’ (the I Am) embodied! LITERALLY! This is what the churches of the world have failed to see! Of ourselves we have no being! Only the ‘Source’ has being! Only the ‘Vine’ has being! Grasp this astounding fact! This must be realized before there will be peace on Earth. We are ALL ONE, and that ONE, is the Father, the Universal I Am.
Have we not learned a thing since our ancestors began to build the ‘Tower of Babel’? At that time there was one language; one speech, and the Lord said, “Behold the people is one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do.” Language is only a means of communication. It does not constitute a source of being. To communicate in ‘French’ does not make you a Frenchman, you are no different from your neighbor who communicates in ‘English’. The belief that there are ‘Frenchmen’, ‘Englishmen’, ‘Aboriginals’, etc., are nothing but ‘states of mind’. None of us has any being. Each of us is the Source manifesting.
If the story of the Tower of Babel has any significance it must surely be this. We cannot enter the Kingdom of God by building elaborate structures; by forming distinct societies or by speaking a specific language. The “Kingdom of God” is a state of mind. A state of knowing that the “ I “ within each of us is God (the Father).
‘Jesus’ walked the Earth AS God. He knew that he was God embodied and he functioned in that consciousness (in God consciousness). He realized that his disciples did not grasp the significance of who he was. They thought they were talking to a ‘man’ called Jesus. He spoke to them knowing that he and God were One. ‘Jesus’ was just his ‘outer identity’, God (the I within) was his real identity, his true identity. This is why he said, ‘’I and the Father are One.”
His disciples could not grasp what he was telling them. “Just show us the father and we will be satisfied,” they said. His reply was proof that they hadn’t understood what he had been telling them. “He who hath seen me hath seen the father, how then can you still say show us the father?” “I and the father are One,’’ He said. The FATHER AND THE SON, are one and the same. One is the Vine, the other is the branch. One is the ocean the other is the wave.
His purpose was to show us how we were meant to live.
The Bible says that Enoch walked ‘with’ God, that Noah walked ‘with’ God and that Jesus walked ‘with’ God, but more than that, we know that Jesus walked AS God. Therein lies the key to our salvation, to a ‘consciousness of oneness’
We have been admonished to rebuke ‘Satan’, but, just who is Satan? If God is your true identity, who is this ‘person’ you see yourself as being? What keeps you from being ‘Christ’ like, is it not your belief that you are the person you see yourself as being? Satan is your outer self, your ‘persona’. God is your inner self, THE REAL YOU!
‘Man’ has never discovered the alternative to death. IT LIES IN THE REALIZEATION THAT MAN AND GOD ARE ONE! That is the ‘CONSCIOUSNESS’ that the ‘spiritual rebirth’ was meant to lead to. GOD IS THE SOURCE AND ‘MAN’ IS THE SOURCE MANIFESTING! Whoever chooses to die to self, to their outer identity, and live as Sons of God were meant to live, need never die. HOW CAN THAT WHICH IS ETERNAL EVER DIE? But, only as we function AS the eternal, can we experience ‘eternal reality’.
To walk As God, requires a much deeper commitment than it does to 'worship' God. To 'worship' God, you can still be you. To walk as God requires the death of the 'outer self'. The death of the 'outer self' can only take place when we realize the absolute nothingness of the 'outer self', when we realize that the John Doe we believe ourselves to be is but an illusion. The real you, the real me, is the "I" within, (the Father). Each of us is the Father individualized.
We cannot enter the Kingdom of God;
so long as we see ourselves as being mere men!
Only As God can we enter the Kingdom of God!
“With God, all things are possible.”
(As God All Things Are Possible!)
It is much less demanding to worship Christ than it is to walk as Christ. So long as we just ‘worship’ Christ, we are still in a consciousness of duality. We are still seeing ourself as being a “man”. When we realize that we and God are One and the same; we begin to walk and live as God. Herein lies the only means of attaining the Christ Mind! God is Christ, Christ is God. As we walk, knowing that the I within us is the Father, we become more and more like the Father, that likeness is the Christ. In that consciousness, we need never die!
To Know that
“I and the Father are One,”
is to possess The Pearl of Great Price.
Until humanity is made aware of this most amazing of all Truths, we can never put an end to racism. We must realize our relationship to each other. As 'men' , we are but illusions. That which God is, is what we are. We are creative because we are the creator embodied! As we perceive ourselves to be, so do we create. Should it not then behoove us to make every effort possible, to realize our true relationship to our fellow man. Until we do so, there will never be lasting peace on Earth. Of 'ourselves', we have no reality ... no being. We are individual manifestations of the Source! There is no one besides the Source, besides that which is God.
Jesus walked AS God. Man was created to walk AS God, for only AS God can we “enter” the Kingdom of God. AS ‘men’, it is impossible, (“with men it is impossible:” Matthew 19:26) Herein lies the key to the “Kingdom of God.” To walk AS God, is to walk in God Consciousness. The “Kingdom of God” and “God Consciousness” are one and the same thing.
When we comprehend that we and God are ONE, as the Vine and the branch are ONE, or as the Ocean and the wave are ONE, we have a choice to make. We can go on living in our 'outer' identity, our John Doe identity, or we can choose to live in our I am that I am identity. Should we choose to live in our John Doe identity we will surely die. Should we choose to live in our I am that I am identity, we need never die.
"The gift of God is eternal life."
The gift of God,
is the gift of BEING God!
God, is a Universal organism, a Universal 'mind', if you will. The Universe, is a mental phenomenon, ALL, IS MIND! As I have said throughout my book, we cannot 'think' thoughts, that do not exist in the Divine Mind, (in God’s mind) because the 'person' we believe ourselves to be, is but the illusion in which we walk! (There is only the Vine, the Father!) When we ‘think’, we are actually ‘the Father’ thinking, if we only realized this! Prior to the creation of 'Adam', there were no thoughts of death, sin, hate, 'nationalities', imperfection, etc., in the Divine Mind. This was the reason why many lived for hundreds of years. Eventually, the 'thoughts of men', polluted the Divine mind, (with the thoughts of men) causing men to become little more than other 'creatures', and so 'men' now live a ‘life span’ of approximately three score and ten.
When we ‘think’, our thoughts are creative. They are colored by our belief that we are ‘Pierre the Frenchman’, ‘John Doe the Englishman’ or Friedrich the German, and so we think we are different from our neighbor. That is only an illusion. These beliefs, are only states of mind, they have no reality. The only thing that has reality is the Source. Life is our Source, God is our Source. This is the reality of each of us. ‘We’ are effects! Realize that effects are but manifestations of the cause. They are one and the same! God is the cause, God is also the effect!
‘We’ are the ‘Divine Mind’ individualized. ‘We’ are not plugged into the Divine Mind, ‘we’ are but an ‘outlet’ through which the Divine Mind can express Itself. It cannot do so however, because ‘we’ have been programmed to believe we are Henry, Mary, Jane, Pierre, etc., and so we create according to our perception of ourselves. Because the ‘I’ within each of us is the Creator, the creative process is set in motion according to our thoughts (our beliefs).
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