Easter blessings...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by I am..., Apr 16, 2006.

  1. Blessings upon all traders this day and all days....forever.

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    Jesus
     
  2. ror
     
  3. Looking good, Jesus! You should post a picture of yourself rather than a drawing... here, I think I found one.
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  4. Blessings upon all traders this day.

    I am always with you!

    Jesus:)
     

  5. wow, wasnt aware that jesus xrist was infact an american...stunning.
     
  6. No sheep left behind.

    Jesus
     
  7. Indeed.
    All sheep catered for...........no sheep left unfleeced.
    Except those damn black ones, they really spoil a bale.

    And where is this damn lion?
    I dont see any lion, there is supposed to be one right-thats the title of the pic, right?



    And hey-does anyone remember that series, of a biker, who went around doing good deeds, had a hawaiin sidekick, outlaw or bandit-or "outlaw bandit" or something.
    I totally wanted to post a pic, but cant remember the name of the show....


    Dead ringer. Or alive ringer, tomorrow, or weird voodoo zombie festival to others.
     
  8. See the "lion" in the clouds on the left side of the sky in the painting. Adjust the glasses of your perception.

    The "black sheep", or what I called the "goats", are simply your thoughts about yourself. They are not "you". You are saved. Your thoughts tell you otherwise. Separate these out from thoughts of reason and truth, and you will know you are saved.

    Because they all look the same to you now, it is a judgment process you'd best leave to the Holy Spirit who is in your right mind. Or you can ask me to help. This is what is meant by the "last judgement": When you finish separating out the goats from the sheep, you will no longer have use for a world of perception which thrives on judgement. This includes all forms of analysis, selection and rejection.

    Don't be fleeced by erroneous ideas about "judgement day". It is a process I undertake with my brethren over a long period of time, however long it takes. Whether it is a million years or not, I won't say. That is surely a potential, even though time is an illusion. You have plenty of time to sort your thoughts. Time collapses as you do, and time ends as everyone does. The only question is, why waste time? Miracles save time. Every time you see things as they are, you save time. The end is known. But time won't end without you, because no sheep is left behind.

    When time ends, then is the "second coming" of the Son of God. The first coming was his creation. He seems to have fallen to sleep in which he dreams of time and death. When he wakes and comes to his senses, it will be his "second coming"...as in, "coming to".

    I awoke, so you will too. For what is accomplished by one part of the Sonship is shared by all equally. You will accomplish it because you can.

    Jesus
     
  9. Good news! There is no death!

    God did not make death, so there is no death. Whatever form it takes must therefore be an illusion. This is the stand we take today. As we take this stand, it is given us to look upon death, and see the life beyond.

    The idea of the death of God is so preposterous that even the insane have difficulty in believing it. Yet each body going to the grave is death's declaration of the defeat of the Father and the Son. Upon each headstone death writes this epitaph: "Here lies a witness God is dead". And this it writes again and again, while its worshippers agree, and kneeling down with foreheads to the ground, they whisper fearfully that it is so.

    All things but death are seen as unsure. But death is counted on. For it will come with certain footsteps when the time has come for its arrival. It will never fail to take all life as hostage to itself.

    Would you bow down to idols such as this?

    Death is a thought that takes on many forms, often unrecognized. It may appear as sadness, fear, anxiety or doubt; as anger, faithlessness and lack of trust; concern for bodies, envy, and all forms in which the wish to be as you are not may come to tempt you. All such thoughts are but reflections of the worshipping of death as savior and as giver of release.

    It is impossible to worship death in any form, and still select a few you would not cherish and would yet avoid, while still believing in the rest. For death is total. Either all things die, or else they live and cannot die. No compromise is possible

    Death's worshippers may be afraid. And yet, can death be fearful when it is seen that it is only a belief? Withdraw faith from idols and they disappear.

    There is no death, and I renounce it in every form, for your salvation and mine.

    Think about this a minute...

    Where does the totally insane belief in gods of vengeance come from? The bible says that man dies because of sin against God. But then you look around and you see that animals die too. So to be logical, the insane will say that animals die because man sinned. But then we see that all things die...even stars. Are we also to say they die because man sinned? If you say "yes", then you must say that the entire universe dies because of a minor infraction of an ancestor on one of the inhabitable planets...an infraction not even understood by any of his descendants...but for which they are punished severly...made to wait upon "death row" until their time comes and the grim reaper shows up on the doorstep.

    If you think this, you must be insane and out of your mind. Rather, your mind must be asleep.

    Today we look upon this cruel god dispassionately. And we note that though his lips are smeared with blood, and fire seems to flame from him, he is but made of stone. He can do nothing. We need not defy his power. He has none. And those who see in him their safety have no guardian, no strength to call upon in danger, and no mighty warrior to fight for them. Fear is loved by those who worship it, and love appears to be invested now with cruelty. Here is the basic premise which enthrones the thought of fear as god. But such a god is a mindless piece of stone. What does it know of love? Look one last time upon this bit of carven stone you made, and call it god no longer.


    There is no death because what God created shares His life.
    There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist.
    There is no death because the Father and the Son are one.
    There is no death because you are the Son of God.

    In this world, there appears to be a state that is life's opposite. You call it death. Yet we have learned that the idea of death takes many forms. It is the one idea which underlies all feelings that are not supremely happy. It is the alarm to which you give response of any kind that is not perfect joy. All sorrow, loss, anxiety and suffering and pain, even a little sigh of weariness, a slight discomfort or the merest frown, acknowledge death. These deny that you live.

    You think that death is of the body. Yet is is but an idea, irrelevant to what is seen as physical. It is the idea that you can be separated from your Creator. God creates mind awake. The mind can think it sleeps, but that is all. What seems to be the opposite of life is merely sleeping. What seems to die is but the sign of mind asleep.

    When the mind elects to be what it is not, it merely seems to go to sleep a while. It sleeps when it assumes an alien power which it does not have, a foreign state it cannot enter, or a false condition not within its Source. Asleep, it dreams of time; an interval in which what seems to happen has never occurred. The changes time wrought are substanceless, and all events are nowhere. When the mind awakes, it just continues as it always was.

    You are life, as God made you. This you cannot change just because you shut your eyes and see in dreams an opposite of what you are. You are the Thought of life eternal in the mind of God, and thoughts do not leave their source.

    We share one life because we have one Source, a Source from which perfection comes to us, remaining always in the holy minds which he created perfect. As we were, so are we now and will forever be. A sleeping mind must awaken, as it sees its own perfection. The wakened mind is one that knows its Source, its Self, its Holiness.

    This is the resurrection. It is the awakening of a sleeping mind.

    Pay close attention now to the thoughts in a mind awake, and do not let paradox put you to sleep:

    Mind is the creative aspect of the mind-spirit reality that you are. Whether awake or asleep, mind is mind. It creates all things that are, but cannot give them attributes it lacks, nor change its own eternal, mindful state. It cannot change what is its waking state.

    The natural state of mind is abstract. It does not deal with specifics. Bodies are specific. They are not held within the mind of God. Because your mind holds only what you think with God, bodies must not be held in your mind either. Your self-deceptions cannot take the place of truth. The body is a self-deception. It's purpose is to show you something else. It is a defense that protects your unforgiving thoughts from being seen and recognized...keeping them uncorrected. Uncertainty of what you must be is self-deception on a scale so vast, its magnitude can hardly be conceived. To be alive and not to know yourself is to believe that you are really dead. Such is death: a belief.

    Any belief system that confuses God and the body must be insane. The body is an "achievement" of an alien thought system - "ego" - which you made, and which makes its home in "your" body. The ego has built a shabby and unsheltering home for you, because it cannot build otherwise. This is because the ego was made after you threw away knowledge.

    The ego is fueled by the idea you can create yourself...so it is a "self-concept"...the tendency of the self to make an image of itself. Images are perceived, not known. Knowledge cannot deceive, but perception can. You can perceive yourself as self-creating, but you cannot do more than believe it. You cannot make it true. Be glad you cannot. But while you believe you can, the belief is powerful, active, and destructive. While you believe, you will see yourself as a body.

    A body is alien to the mind as it was created by our Father. Such a mind cannot create a body, nor abide within a body. What is alien to the mind does not exist, because it has no source. The body is not a true creation of the mind. It is only a sign - a symbol - of mind asleep. As your mind awakens, the symbols of its condition change as the mind changes.

    Mind is life without opposite. Death cannot come from life. The opposite of life can only be another form of life. As such, it can be reconciled with what created it, because it is not opposite in truth. Its form may change; it may appear to be what it is not. Yet mind is never its opposite in anything created, nor in what it seems to make - bodies - when it believes it is asleep.

    God does not sleep, so His creations cannot share what He does not give, nor make conditions which He does not share with them. The thought of death is not the opposite to thoughts of life. Forever unopposed by opposites of any kind, the Thoughts of God - you - remain forever changeless.

    If you will be a child of the truth, do not deny your holy heritage. Your life is not as you imagine it. Now do we live, for now we cannot die. The wish for death is answered, and the sight that looked upon it now has been replaced by vision which perceives that you are not what you pretend to be.

    One walks with you Who gently answers all your fears with this one merciful reply, "It is not so".

    Jesus
     
    #10     Apr 8, 2007