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Are you open to Eternal Life or do you reject that language?

May 29, 2012
Newborn child, seconds after birth. The umbili...

Newborn child, seconds after birth. The umbilical cord has not yet been cut. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Notice that life is what forms the various bodies, small and large. Life guides the transformation of one bodily form in to another, such as a caterpillar in to a butterfly or a baby in to a full grown adult or a seed in to a tree.

My prophet Jesus taught about a mustard seed which can only grow in to a mustard tree. Within every branch of the mustard tree, life is present. The tree is within every branch. Life is within every vine and every tree and every body.

In fact, there is no mustard tree independent of life and also there is no living body independent of life. Before a particular mustard tree is formed by life, life is present. Before a new species of plant or animal is first formed by life, life is present. Each organism or body has no life except for the life that was already present before the forming of that temporary form by life. Further, during and after any particular form, such as a two foot tall body or a four foot tall body, life is still present for life itself is eternal.

infant

infant (Photo credit: soupboy)

You may identify yourself as merely a temporary mortal form. That is an innocent mistake which can be labeled a sin. Labels are just categories in language, so relax. You are already the eternal life that forms bodies and species and categories and symbolic code words and language and perception.

Using language, you may identify yourself as a temporary mortal form. You could say words such as “I am only a caterpillar, so when the butterfly is born, I will die.” You could say any words you say.

Italiano: Camaleonte del Madagascar, fotografa...

Italiano: Camaleonte del Madagascar, fotografato sull’Isola di Nosy-Be (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The identification with a particular mortal form must end for the presence of Eternal Life to be experienced. Note that there is no special method for ending the activity of identifying with a particular mortal form, which is merely a spoken phrase in language.

How does life stop saying “I am only a particular mortal form?” Say nothing at all. Say anything else. If you recognize that the words are just words, then even saying “I am only a particular mortal form” has no particular importance, similar to saying “I am isolated in that tree over there” or “I was once a small baby in a past life, but that baby has died and now I am 6 years old. Soon the 6 year-old will die and a 7 year-old will begin, replacing the dead 6 year-old.”

Be reborn now as Eternal Life. Or instead remain as life identifying itself as a specific mortal form, perhaps struggling to rejoin a distant God or earn a way in to a distant heaven to escape from a hell of eternal punishment which you may claim to deserve for an original sin that you plagiarized without permission from someone who may have told you that this particular sin is both unforgivable yet already forgiven by the mercy of God.

You can never earn forgiveness, such as by good works or by saying prayers. You can only claim to be condemned or stop claiming to be condemned.

You are not a particular body of a baby or a particular body of an adult. You are the Eternal Life which formed those temporary forms.

Before those bodies were formed, Eternal Life is present. As those bodies form and transform, Eternal Life is present. When those particular bodies are only ancient fossils, Eternal Life is present.

Eternal Life is like a tree which grows many branches and each branch grows many fruits season after season. The body of a particular fruit forms and then falls from the tree and decays. When a piece of fruit falls from the tree of Eternal Life, does that kill the branch or the whole tree of Eternal Life?

When a body forms in a human womb and is born and the chord is broken from the body of the mother, what happens to the life of the infant? Life is present before and after the instant of the breaking of the chord, right? What ends when the connection of the chord ends? Only the connection of the chord ends.

English: Fountain of Eternal Life

English: Fountain of Eternal Life (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is eternal. The connection of the chord was never an isolated life. The connection of the chord never really lives and never really dies. However, language can be formed by life saying “I am just an isolated umbilical chord. Eventually, I will die. Now, I must struggle anxiously to survive. I must desperately earn my way in to heaven before it is too late.”

Life is inherently eternal. Each piece of fruit and each bodily form is inherently mortal.

Do you claim to be an umbilical chord or only an isolated branch that has no relationship to any seed or any trunk? Do you claim to be a body isolated from life or do you claim to be one isolated life within a particular body or could you be the Eternal Life which forms all bodies, all branches, all forms- and which lives within them and through them?

In the absence of the activity of language, is Eternal Life present already or is there some isolated identity which is figuring out how to eventually become alive, how to attain Eternal Life, how to get in to heaven, insisting that because of some great tragedy or shame or injustice or sin in the past, one can not already be here? What have you been claiming that you need to do first as a priority before experiencing the heavenly kingdom of Eternal Life now?

How does life stop saying “I am only a particular mortal form?” Say nothing at all. Say anything else. If you recognize that the words are just words, then even saying “I am only a particular mortal form” has no particular importance, similar to saying “I am isolated in that tree over there” or “I was once a small baby in a past life, but that baby has died and now I am 6 years old. Soon the 6 year-old will die and a 7 year-old will begin, replacing the dead 6 year-old.”

unmasking god

April 16, 2012

Look out and see a mask.


One mask is the body of flesh. Are you that mask, or are you the one looking out through the changing body of flesh?

image from http://www.headless.org by sam blight

One mask is the mask of sensations. Are you that mask, or are you the one witnessing the changing of the sensations?

One mask is the mask of thoughts. Are you that mask, or are you the one witnessing the changing of the thoughts?

Are you a changing thing? Look out! (Or… look in.)

Simply notice whether you are a changing thing or not. Are you the one witnessing the changing world or are you the changing world?

Are you eternal life, unchanging, unborn, undying? Are you the one for whom the world happens… with it’s changing bodies of flesh, changing sensations, changing thoughts, and changing seasons?

Look out and see a cloud in the sky. Are you the clouds in the sky? Are you the sky? Are you the one witnessing the sky and clouds?

Look down at the ground and at the body between your gaze and the ground. Are you the ground? Are you the body? Are you the one witnessing the ground and the body formed of the dust of the earth?

Notice the movement of breathing through the body. Are you the breathing? Are you the one witnessing the breathing?

Notice the movements of words and other imaginations. Are you the words? Are you only one word at a time? Are you always the same specific word?

When you hear words or read words, are you those words? Are you some words but not others?

Are you some imaginations but not others? Are you some sounds but not others? Are you some letters but not others? Are you some shapes but not others? Are you some objects but not others? Are you some sights but not others? Are you some perceptions but not others?

Are you only a certain particular thing that you notice? Are you any one temporary, changing thing? Are you a concept?

Do you have a future now? Do you have a past now?

When are you? Do you ever happen at any time other than now?

Where are you? Do you ever notice that you are anywhere else except here? How big is here? By the way, how long does now last?

How are you? What are you? Do you have any idea what you are? Are you an idea? Is any idea required for you to already be however you may be?

Does any particular noticing effect whether or not you are? Does not noticing anything effect whether or not you are?

Does whether you are or not now depend on any changing condition? Does whether you are or not now depend on any changing circumstance? Does whether you are or not now depend on any changing sensation? Does whether you are or not now depend on any changing thought? Does whether you are or not now depend on any changing body? Does whether you are or not now depend on the presence or absence of any language?

Are you here now? Do you have any choice as to whether or not you are already here now? Can you actually change whether or not you are already here now? Can anything or anyone change whether or not you are already here now?

Is there any time you are not already here now? Is there any place you are not already here now?

Do you have any direct experience evidencing that you are not what is referenced by the word God? Do you have any direct experience evidencing that you are precisely what is referenced by the word God? Are you eternal life, unchanging, unborn, undying, the origin of all perception, of all change, of all birth, of all death, of all masks, of all bodies,  and even of these very words?

See part 2 here: the vine of many branches: http://jrfibonacci.wordpress.com/the-vine-of-many-branches/

Published on: Dec 29, 2009

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