There must be lights burning brighter somewhere.
Got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue.
If I can dream of a better land, where all my brothers walk hand in hand,
Tell me why, oh why, oh why can’t my dream come true?
There must be peace and understanding sometime.
Strong winds of promise that will blow away the doubt and fear.
If I can dream of a warmer sun where hope keeps shining on everyone,
Tell me why, oh why, oh why won’t that sun appear?
We’re lost in a cloud with too much rain!
We’re trapped in a world that’s troubled with pain.
But as long as a man has the strength to dream, he can redeem his soul and fly!
– Walter Earl Brown (1920-2008), from “If I Can Dream” (1968)
It is a matter of wonderment to me that in the seventeen hundred years since the religion that claims to follow Jesus was first established, Jesus never has much been seen by this world as our Teacher. Not at all. Christianity still insists on calling Jesus primarily our Savior. But then what is He supposed to be saving us from? He isn’t saving us from God’s judgment, surely, since Jesus flat-out tells us in the Gospel of John that God never judges anyone. Jesus says, “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father” (JN 5:22-23). And then Jesus tells us right there in that same Gospel that He never judges us, either! He says, “If anyone hears My sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world” (JN 12:47). Do you see what I mean? Oh. Wait a minute. What? What was that again?
What did you come to save the world from, Jesus?
At least we know that Jesus cannot have come to save the world from God’s judgment. We have just heard directly from Jesus that God does not judge anyone! It was only the Roman Emperor Constantine’s religious dogma that had Jesus being born to die as the ultimate pure sacrifice to God for our sins. And that central teaching of the entire Christian religion never made a lick of sense to begin with, since if Jesus had been born just to die as a sacrifice for our sins, then why did Jesus even bother to teach us anything? If that Christian teaching about Jesus saving us from God’s judgment had been right, then Jesus could just have right away stepped up to the cross and said, “Here I am! So, nail Me right up there and let’s get this over with.” Then from the cross He could have said, “It’s finished!” He could then simply have died, and risen from the dead three days later and said, “Everyone’s sins are forgiven now!” and gone home. All done. But that whole “Jesus died for our sins” Christian dogma goes out the window by Jesus’s own testimony in the Gospel of John as it is given to us above, since He tells us there that God never judges anyone.
So, now let’s ask Jesus our question again. What did you come to save the world from, Jesus?
Even before Jesus amazingly told me His eternal-life story in April of 2022, when Thomas first took me to meet with Him in the astral plane, it seemed clear, I think, that what Jesus had come to save the world from must have been ignorance. In fact, Jesus told me then that His crucifixion had not been any part of His original life-plan when He had come to earth as Jesus. He told me then that He chose to die that way almost at the last minute, because He was having so much trouble convincing the people of His day that their lives really were going to be eternal. The custom at that time was to lay out the dead in tombs to decay, and then after years had passed and the bodies had rotted away, the bones would be collected into bone-boxes, called ossuaries, which were labeled with each decedent’s name. Try telling people who were used to that custom that, guess what, they were going to live forever! Oh no. They knew better, thank you very much, since they had seen all those bodies decay away until only the bones were left. It was a messy and very public process! So eventually Jesus decided late in His earthly life to die a very public death, and then to rise from the dead – Ta-da! – and after that to say, “See? I didn’t die, and so neither will you.”
In the end, Jesus did precisely that. He publicly died on the cross, to the point where He was literally stone-cold dead. And then after He had been laid out in Joseph of Arimathea’s new-cut tomb, as was the custom, He reanimated His dead body with a burst of energy so powerful that scientists who have exhaustively examined the Shroud of Turin tell us that the energy required to produce the scorch on it could not be replicated, even today. And He actually used that reanimated body briefly, although after two days in the tomb it was already decaying. What fascinates me is that it is apparent from a close examination of the Gospel accounts that Jesus ditched that reanimated but decaying body soon after His resurrection. He then used an astral body for the forty or so days that He remained on the earth before He ascended.
But it was all meant by Jesus to be a teaching moment! As He said to His disciples shortly before His crucifixion, “‘Do not let your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if that were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I am coming again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am, there you also will be. 4 And you know the way where I am going.’ 5 Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going; how do we know the way?’ 6 Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me’” (JN 14:1-6).
To a longtime afterlife researcher, this passage from the Gospel of John is especially wonderful! What Jesus says here jibes directly with what all our research has consistently told us happens when we die. Our own best-beloved who dies before we die makes a home for us in the afterlife, and then comes to our deathbed when our turn to transition arrives, and lures us away as our body dies and takes us to that heavenly home which has been lovingly prepared for us beforehand. And, yes, dear doubting Thomas, we soon do recall the whole familiar process from all of our prior transitions home! Those last beautiful words of Jesus spoken here refer of course to His teachings, and Jesus’s desire to give all of us the way and the truth about the next life was the reason why Jesus had petitioned God to allow Him to return in this earth-life as Jesus, to be our ultimate spiritual Teacher.
But how is it possible that for all this time, Constantine’s dogma that Jesus had to die for our sins has been utterly bogus all along, and it always has contradicted the Gospel of John, but that fact has never been seen and called out by a single Christian cleric? Jesus’s statement that God does not judge us always has been right there in the Gospel of John! Is it really possible that no one in religious authority ever has bothered to read the Bible in all these past seventeen hundred years?
I noticed Jesus’s statement there when I was a teenager, so I know that many others also must have seen it. I assumed when I saw it that since all judgment had been transferred to the Son, and He then had obligingly gone to the cross, so it all had been worked out long ago; but that is a child’s too-simplistic point of view. I now understand that consciousness is the base creative force, and God is consciousness at its highest vibration, which is perfect love. God sees our very worst crimes on earth in much the same way that we see the first clumsy attempts of our most adored infant to pull itself up to try to stand on its own. And in the process, of course, it inadvertently knocks over a vase of flowers and maybe also breaks a lamp, really making no end of a mess. But, no matter at all when we love the baby so much!
God is only pure love! We keep forgetting that. We keep seeing just a God that we have made in our own sorry image. Vengeful. Tyrannical, petty and cruel. But God has created us in God’s Own image. So God sees us very differently indeed from the way that we see one another, and from the way that we see ourselves. God does not judge us for our earthly foibles. But rather, God sees each one of us as The Sacred Holy Child. And as we grow spiritually, and as we raise our consciousness vibrations, we each will become ever more and more perfectly loving. We each will become ever more in the very image of the perfect Father God!
Please pause here and read that immediately preceding paragraph over again, slowly and perhaps a couple of times. Because I know that you never have seen things that way. I still have trouble with believing that core certain truth, to this day. I look at Hamas, for example. I have made myself look at what Hamas did to the poor Israeli families on October 7th, and I try to make myself see even those subhuman monsters as God must see them. As The Sacred Holy Child. And my mind quails at that. But then, I am not God! Omigod, no. And far from it.
Jesus was born into His last human lifetime as a very advanced being spiritually. By my Thomas’s account, He was what we might refer to as “a sport,” the way the racehorse Secretariat was a sport. Secretariat could outrun any horse in existence. And even six thousand years ago, Jesus could outlove any other human being, so at His death He ascended directly to the Godhead level. And once He understood how He had arrived there, He refused to join the Godhead Collective, but instead His love for each individual member of all of humankind was such that as soon as He understood how He had achieved His own spiritual perfection, and He realized that all the people He had left behind on earth still were cluelessly struggling through lifetime after lifetime and making almost no spiritual progress each time, all that the Being who would be reborn as Jesus wanted to do was to return to this earth and teach all the clueless people He had left behind how to perfect themselves and ascend just as He had ascended. That is what Jesus’s teachings are all about! Time not being a factor where He was, and His request being so flat-out beyond the pale, it took Jesus some four thousand earth-years to persuade God to allow Him to be reborn from out of the Godhead as Jesus. But He was patient. His conviction that He must return and teach all of humankind these core truths never wavered.
And Jesus has grown spiritually even so much more in the past two thousand years! Which is what happens when you devote two millennia to loving back into emotional and spiritual health all those hundreds of millions of people who were brutalized by Roman Christianity’s Inquisitions and its Crusades. When Jesus was on earth as Jesus, He still could feel some remnant of negative human emotions, as a close reading of the Gospels makes clear to us. He was vibrating back then at the Godhead level of our reality, but He continued to have some minor human foibles. However, God only knows at what level He is vibrating now! My Thomas tells me that with Jesus shielding him, the two of them have experimentally ventured even well above the Godhead level and toward the ultimate high God; and no matter how high they went, they have encountered no energetic resistance at all. I asked Thomas what they had found up there. He said there were only a very few extremely advanced light-beings, and no one who needed Jesus’s help, so Jesus was quickly bored and He would not stay long.
In the astral plane, we recognize people by their unique personal energy signatures. And Jesus’s personal energy is astonishing, utterly smooth and silken and with no low notes, but so immensely powerful that unless He remembers to keep it toned down, it feels almost painful to be near Him. But when He looks at you, He really looks at you. No one else does that. He cares about you tremendously, and He really can’t help Himself. He asks you questions, He wants to know all about your day, how you are doing, just all about You. It is such an odd thing to be talking to God, and to have Him make you feel as if You are the only one who matters.
The amazing way that Jesus loves each person and He never thinks about Himself is the most astonishing thing about Him. I remember once last summer when we were having that series of meetings to plan Teachings by Jesus, and Thomas had left us briefly alone, I shyly asked Jesus if He realizes that He is the most famous person in the whole world out of eight billion people living here, even now? And isn’t that lovely? Isn’t He pleased about that?
Jesus looked at me quizzically. I don’t know how He could possibly not have already known that, having lived as He has on the entrance level of the afterlife for seventeen hundred years as He was tending His rehabilitation gardens for all those victims of Roman Christianity. But of course, He has been extremely busy there until recently. For whatever reason, I could see that He was honestly surprised. Jesus and Thomas communicate mentally, but with a few spoken words mostly not in English. I know that, because I have on rare occasions overheard them. When I am there, though, and they have (very rarely) empowered me to remember having been there, they use spoken English, which is nice. And while it is clear that English is not Jesus’s first language, He does speak it fluently. He said now, “Do you think I am well thought of by people on the earth? Will My being well known help to sell our message?” He could read my answers in my mind, so then He just said, “Well enough,” and He went right back to talking about whatever we just had been talking about. That Man truly has no ego at all!
Deep in my heart there’s a trembling question.
Still I am sure that the answer, answer’s gonna come somehow.
Out there in the dark, there’s a beckoning candle. Yeah!
And while I can think, while I can talk, while I can stand, while I can walk,
While I can dream, please let my dream come true!
Right now! Let it come true right now! Oh, yeah!
– Walter Earl Brown (1920-2008), from “If I Can Dream” (1968)