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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.”

open to authority (figures of speech)

April 19, 2012
open to authority

who's that doggie in the window?

Once there were two people facing the exact same circumstances. One of them was frightened, disappointed, worried, embarrassed, argumentative and angry. The other was calm, clear, open, present, and receptive.
They both were in the exact same place, wearing the exact same clothing, with the exact same past, with the exact same skills, with the exact same possessions, and with all of the exact same circumstances. The most obvious difference was simply one of language.

One of the two people said “it is the authorities that have done this to me. They should not have been how they really should not have been. Further, they should have been how they should have been. In particular, they should have protected me and saved me and given me more authority (or perhaps less authority). I am the victim of an evil vile villain, surely the descendant of Eve. The enemy is to blame. The devil has cheated me and overwhelmed me. By the way, I did everything right and yet there must have been some kind of a mistake. After all, how else did I get these pathetic results? Someone else must have made a terrible mistake, because I know that I did everything exactly right! Obviously, God has forsaken me. God has condemned me. God has nothing but ill will for me. I can tell because I am very scared of God.”

God, the Father watches us all everywhere.

God, the Father watches us all everywhere. (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)

The other person did not say any of those things. The other person instead reported the following incident: “Well, there I was just travelling down the road you know riding along talking to myself as usual when suddenly God showed up. By the way, that kind of thing happens to me a lot, but what really surprised me is that this time God immediately apologized to me. God told me that God is the one who had made me all stubborn and rebellious and neurotic and paranoid and that I had no choice in the matter. God said that there was a very good reason for doing things this way, but it is somewhat hard to explain- sort of a mystery apparently. Anyway, God had just been testing me all along. I passed. I just did not know it. God had been thinking about telling me for a long time, but every time God was about to

the Conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus...

the Conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus as painted by Michelangelo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

give me a clear sign, God was overcome by laughter at how blind I have been to seeing all of the clear signs God has been giving me constantly. So, God kept giving me more clear signs and kept laughing at how arrogant I was about misinterpreting the signs and signals and code and symbols and communications. I was busy dismissing them and ridiculing them. God had even told me repeatedly to be my own authority, but I said that I knew that there is no way in hell that I could be my own authority. God said I was totally right and that there is no way in hell that I could be my own authority, but there is a way in heaven and I had been in heaven all along, though I had been investing my own heavenly authority in proclaiming to be in hell and convincing myself that my life was truly the most hellish justification for victimhood and resentment that God had ever witnessed before. God said that I was a truly amazing actor as well as a genius comedian. God said that the victim character that I had invented was absolutely hilarious. I was not laughing though. At first, when I heard this, I was even more outraged than on my average day. However, now that I have gotten used to it, I admit that it really isn’t so bad being in heaven. Unfortunately, though there are a bunch of idiots here who claim not to have any authority and never stop complaining about how they live in hell and they always use hyperbole, irony, and parody, but never all at once, so it can be very confusing to understand it all so very suddenly right now. Seriously, God, you should hear the kind of attention-getting things that they always say to themselves and to each other. Anyway, they are actually kind of cute. It reminds me of this one video that I saw on youtube of a puppy growling at a mirror.”


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