The Word of God...
What is the “Word of God”? I can remember pastors and preachers over the decades holding up the Bible and giving it this title by saying, “The Word of God says...” When did this title come about? Is it something we have acquiesced into our knowledge base or does it have foundation somewhere in the Bible itself...?
We simply cannot use it as a moral compass standard lest we condone slavery, rape, inequality in the sexes, murder, pillaging...
So how can we embrace some of it as the “Word of God” but not all? Where do we draw the line? Somehow by giving the Bible the title of “The Word of God” we embrace and propagate cultural initiatives for example, there are some sects where women cannot cut their hair or wear make-up because of references about Jezebel painting her eyes and hair is a “woman’s glory.” Some sects do not permit women to teach and others that insist on food consumption guidelines, dress and social behaviors.
We regulate being a “Christian” as someone that has accepted Jesus into their heart as their personal Lord and Savior, a practice that insures a heavenly reward. But there is no scripture that requires this modern evangelic practice...
We must believe... We must be baptized... Jesus is the way...
Yes, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by me...” What is this way and where is the Father? Jesus said the Father is within and that HE does not dwell in buildings made with hands...
What is this “WAY?”
Should we look more to the example and pattern that Jesus set and follow IT rather than to practice a non biblical reciting of the sinner’s prayer?
Come! Let us reason together...
This way is what got Jesus in so much trouble with the ruling religious order of the day because this pattern threatened its existence. Much like today, when traditional Christian Fundamentalism is challenged cries of HERESY! FALSE PROPHET! ANTI-CHRIST! DECEIVER! are heard... Isn’t it ironic that Jesus never warned of such things? Go search for yourself.
What is this WAY that Jesus identified as THE way to the Father???
Jesus broke the hierarchical rules. He said we did not have to follow the “LAW.” He ate and socialized with those from outside the societal norms. He said, “DO NOT JUDGE. He taught us to break from tradition. He taught us that the Kingdom was WITHIN. He said if they say that the Christ is in the field and to come greet him, DO NOT BELIEVE THEM. Certainly this applies to any perceived “second coming!” This is because the appearing of Christ is within YOU.
It is not external. The Christ is being formed within you.
So do you know of someone breaking tradition among you? Do you know of someone having mercy on the woman caught in adultery? (Incidentally, this woman is an archetype of all religious systems require that you join them - it is that which we metaphorically “fornicate” when we join ourselves to other “lovers.”)
Jesus spoke mysteries and called them such. For us to take even this example literally, we miss the point of his message.
Be fearless. Look at these mysterious messages with fresh eyes not weakened from lenses that interpret for you. Meet him there, in the “upper room.”
The woman at the well had five previous husbands and the one she was with was the sixth. She was told to “go and sin no more.”
Was this an actual female? Or was it the world that had not been faithful in a relationship with the Divine?
Were there six males that she had joined herself with? Or were these six ages or eons of time - six cycles of 24,000 each - six harvests - six opportunities over 144,000 years to produce an heir called Christ? (6 x 24,000=144,000)
Was it an actual water well? Or was this a level of earthly consciousness that mankind draws from rather than from the living water within?
“Go and sin no more” is an edict to stop participating in this mortal and limited realm.
“Sin” is drawing from the well of limited, egocentric human consciousness.
Stimulating the Pineal Gland…
Let me first say that I don’t think there is a set formula for stimulating the Pineal Gland into activation however, I want to tell you of things that I did that I feel helped me. You are encouraged to seek your own guidance on this subject. I am only sharing my experience:
Some say that the Pineal gland is the third eye or the single eye that is referenced in many ancient texts. There is bountiful information regarding this and we know this gland was revered in many cultures and religions.
It is said that this gland is responsible for intuitive “knowing” and that this gland has calcified from non-use among other chemical reasons (fluoride, etc.).
I became more aware of this gland when I read about it back in 2006 and actually performed an exercise that was said to help stimulate it, vibrate it, shake it loose from its stuck position during mystery school practices. This exercise consisted of making a very loud toning sound while verbalizing the word “Thoth” (pronounced “toe”). I felt a little silly, there in my bathtub echo chamber lol, but I did it anyway. It is said that the forcefulness of the air coming up from fully extended lungs through the throat, being expressed through pursed lips actually causes a vibration at the roof of the palette. I made the very loud tone three times and at the end of the third tone I heard a crackling sound shortly thereafter and what sounded like a radio tuning, and two rather loud tones appeared in the back left quadrant of my head near my ear canal. The tones have been there ever since.
Along with the tones has come greatly expanded intuited information especially regarding the interpretation of parables.
Did this expansion have anything to do with the toning exercise? I don’t know for sure.
Next, I read anything I could get my hands on and especially revisited the parables. I was “seeing” something other than words on a page – suddenly I was seeing patterns and templates emerge. I was seeing what was being expressed behind the written word. I was seeing symbols and archetypes leap off of the page. At times I would shudder and close the Bible because I felt like I was falling into it. It was like a rose bud that began to bloom, and bloom, and bloom.
Stimulating the Pineal Gland in this way, by looking for the symbolism behind the words, greatly enhanced my ability to understand mysterious texts by Jesus and other mystics. By looking for the intuited information I was exercising that “muscle.” So it should be noted that rigidly adhering to literalism will not help develop your intuitive faculties. There must be a willingness to learn anew. The ego will try hardest to keep you from advancing but it must become the servant to the Christ, instead of mastering you.
By exercising your intuition, the Pineal Gland is activated and requires a leaving behind of former understanding, forsaking it not as irrelevant but rather past its “season of relevance.” Historical and literal application has its place but not in awakening. It has served us as a “tutor” but there comes a time when the student becomes the teacher.
Truth at its core, is LOVE and is tolerant of all human learning through experience.
Intolerance is the fodder of religions that seek to hem God "in" with human attributes.
Christianity prescribes to a Jehovic God in nature and as such has human attributes - Jehovah loved and hated, rewarded and punished, incited war, rape and pillaging, murder and the like.
The father that the Christ spoke of had none of these attributes.
Christ taught us that we could be one with his Father, a union that Christianity reserves for those that believe in raising a hand, walking an aisle and professing the sinner’s prayer – none of which Jesus told us to do.
Jesus said, I AM THE WAY, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but by me. This simply means that to reach the creative source/power/love WITHIN, one must be Christ-like. This example is to love unconditionally, to practice non-judgment and to be “self” sacrificing.