The Bible (part 2 )

The King James Bible, as well as her many interpretations, exist in the world of religion as the foundational instruction book to so many . . . she has brought life, guidance and freedom to so many . . .  she is the source for deeper meaning in this chaotic world to so many, that my goal here is not to expose her as a skeptic, but to reveal her poetic beauty, wisdom, and understanding to anybody willing to drop the scorn associated with her followers and open their minds to the magic of the book itself.  

You can read a complete treatise of the Bible here . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible  

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Forty five years ago, after years in hippiedom searching for a deeper meaning to life, I picked up the Holy Bible and decided to be a Christian.

Straight away I was told I needed interpretation by one of God’s chosen ministers in order to understand it. Considering myself illiterate, I freely gave up my intuitive mind to the well meaning, but many times misleading, ministers and teachers of the Christian faith and soon found myself stuck in a quagmire of doctrines and dogmas coming from every direction on the spiritual compass.

WOW! . . . and I thought it would be easy to just pick up a bible, read it and . . . oh no! The further I looked into things the foggier they became. I learned there was a chain of command just as entrenched in the spiritual church as it was in the physical army I once served.

But, I accepted it all and became a full blown soldier in the army of God. The bible was my weapon, Satan was my enemy, and I . . . well, I pretended to be a born again soldier and all that, but I was really just another phony follower of a self professed prophet named Sam Fife. Through his ministry I learned what the bible said, I learned how to act, I learned to play the part I’d chosen in his ‘first fruits company’ and I became a full fledged member of the communal living ‘family of God’ with all the benefits and promises that choice implied.

I soon learned it was one thing to go to church a couple days a week, but quite another to live 24/7’s on one of Sams farms among a gaggle of other true believers, some wonderful, some not so wonderful, all trapped in the human condition (no matter how hard they tried to be spiritual, wonderful, and wise)

The bible was never far from anyone’s grasp. We studied it together, as well as separately addinfinausium, the entire time I lived on the farm. It was called the ‘Word’ . . . and, believe me, I knew the Word . . .  (at least I thought I did anyway)

That was a quick resume.

Question is: If I had never taken even one divinity course, how can I be so arrogant to write about this stuff in the first place? Well, that’s a good question, I’ll tell you why.

First, I have no desire to lift myself into any position other than the one I now possess . . . that being one of interest concerning the degradation of what I believe to be a really good HISTORICAL read. . . . probably one of the best peeks into the ancient history of the middle east there is.

When it comes to God and religion, the compilation of writings from so many that all seem to be pointing in the same direction should alone, cause one to sit up and take notice. Sure allegory abounds, but then so does historical fact. The story of the Middle East concerning the Arab and the Jew cannot be complete without it.

I don’t want to see all that knowledge and wisdom gained from it go to waste. People today are IMO even more in need of a spiritual anchor than they were back in the days of Moses and Jesus. The bible can help.

The church has obviously failed them by choking to death in its own bullshit, but the biblical roots are still there and if you dig a bit on your own you may just strike God . . . that’s where He is . . . in the minds of Moses, David, Isiah and the prophets, and New Testament apostles and all the rest who wrote their stories down on parchment and sought to know the unknowable.

There’s gold here, but you must dig for it with a free and open mind. You must read those empty spaces between the lines. They are filled with types and shadows, of metaphor and imagination, and lots and lots of wisdom if one knows how to find it. Today, although held captive to all sorts of religious nonsense, it still has the power and the wisdom of old Solomon. Be careful not to throw out the baby with the bath water.

 

    

Knowing

Once upon a time, many years ago, I dropped a tab of acid and had my awakening. Years later I realized I’d never had my awakening at all . . . .

Then I found Jesus and the church and had my true awakening. Years later I realized I’d never had my awakening at all . . . .

Then I read and studied spiritual things and teachings until the day my head was so full of understanding that I finally realized I’d had my awakening. Years later, though I’d sat at the feet of the best and the brightest spiritual teachers, I realized I actually never had awakened at all . . . .

Today, as I sit before my fire and contemplate on all the knowledge and understandings I have acquired from my many encounters with the spiritual life, I am beginning to realize that ALL that stuff, upon my death, will remain here in my ego driven head because the only things I can take with me are the things I have given away . . . the simple acts of kindness and love, mercy and grace that I have shown upon all those I came into contact with . . . .

Because the truth is THOSE are the fruits of our spiritual labor and we cannot fake our way onto a higher plane by spouting spiritual nonsense, or name dropping our favorite savior teacher, or any other way. . . .

In that next world, on that next plateau . . . it’s not about what you KNOW . . . it’s about who you ARE.

Who you pretend to be will get you far on this planet . . . who you really are is all that counts once the veil has lifted and the fog has shifted . . . . .it’s important to know that.

Male Dominance?

I watched the video . . . it’s such a mixture of Bernay’s PR that it is IMO just another advertisement promoting the biblical concept that God covers man – man covers woman theory . . . fact is men ARE physically stronger (in most cases) Men ARE the dominate of the human species because of it. . . but when it comes to intelligence/artistic/ inventive, etc. . . . that is bullshit to the max. . . .

All we need to do is look around at today’s world and see what male dominance has accomplished and it is easier to read than a child’s primmer that the man mentality is floundering. . . fact is we men need to drop the God ordained bullshit and allow the playing field to level because if we don’t . . . (my prediction)

One day in the future after the macho economic/physical wars are over and the planet is in shambles the time of the woman will come and we men will be relegated to sperm donors and physical laborers in a brand new world run by woman . . .

Because I have learned in my life never to underestimate women hood . . . we stumble over our own pecker every time we do . . . they got us by the balls boys and we better start playing fair or else.

Have You Realized The Profundity Of Our True Nature? — Collective Evolution

As human beings we love to create borders and boundaries. They make us feel safe, or worthy, or special . . . BUT what if those boundaries don’t really exist at all, what if on the day we shed this earthly body all our boundaries stay behind and are buried with it? What then?

Who we really are has been staring us in the face the whole time. Take a look at your body, but look at it from a completely impersonal perspective; free of any thought about it at all. Without labels like arms and legs; without any sense of ownership, just as it is. Look in the…

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The White Room

What if, when I die to my present physical life, I pass on over to the other side only to find myself standing alone in a pure white and vibrating void . . . a void that is soon transformed into a reality perfectly suited to the vibration I carried in my conscience while here on earth?

With no individual brain to manipulate, no way to phony myself up, no false faces, or uniforms, or ways to cover up my true nature . . . my true nature becomes the (post physical) reality of who I truly am.

No Jesus or Mohammed or any other savior will be there to defend me, no righteous God to condemn me, no flock of virgins to please me, no street of gold or a self filling bottle of wine . . . nothing. . . but a creation of my own making.

I would then realize (if I chose to escape my new reality) that I should have done the job that was set before me while in the physical body, but with all the distractions confronting me, I didn’t take the time to do it.

Now, I realize my only hope will be to return again into that realm of time and space for yet another go around as an individual entity . . .

Whats in YOUR wallet? . . . . Will you be content in your new, (after death) reality? Is this a scary proposition to you? Now’s the time to do something about it. Once on the other side you may have to live for a long time within the parameters you have set for yourself, among souls just like your greedy, selfish, self centered, little self.

Personally I have a LOT of homework to do . . .