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What Does God Want? (Part V)

Posted by Roberta Grimes • November 07, 2020 • 54 Comments
Jesus, The Source, The Teachings of Jesus

Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth…
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars, which You have set in place;
What is man that You think of him,
And a son of man that You are concerned about him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
– David, Third King of Israel and Judah (1035-970 BC), from Psalm 8:1-5

Ours is the first generation that is able to discern what God actually wants. The Godhead was born on earth in the Person of Jesus, Who then made those divine wishes plain; and for the next two thousand years, God’s commands were preserved in the contrary wrapping of a human-made religion. We have long been eager for a relationship with God, but we are limited to thinking just in human terms; so over the past two thousand years, Christianity has remained as the irrelevant wrapping for the Godhead’s extraordinary gift. That God has chosen this point in history to dissolve that old religious wrapping so the divine Word of God is plain to see is a source of amazement and delight. But all of this is God’s work! We have had no human way to understand that the religion was never more than just a wrapping, and that eventually our glorious morning of awareness of God’s truth would come.

Our knowing at last God’s genuine Will feels like peace and joy after the confusion of endless and arbitrary human-made religious demands. What God actually wants from us seems so easy in comparison to dealing with archaic laws and having to eat the literal body of Christ! And in that very simplicity lies a new problem. It is easy for us to think, Piece of cake, Jesus! We’re there! But in fact, God is now giving us the start of a gigantic mission that is meant to accomplish the spiritual uplift of all of humankind. What God is asking of us is so immense that we cannot even fathom it all! But we can at least begin to consider it in the momentous eternal terms that it merits. For the first time in human history, we can take God seriously. On God’s Own terms.

I cannot presume to give you answers. My hope is just to better frame for you the four commands of God that can be derived from the Gospel teachings of Jesus. What God wants has nothing to do with religions! Religions were a useful introduction to spiritual thinking for primitive people, but once we had God’s Law of Love as Jesus expresses it in the Gospels we had no more need for any religion. The Apostle Paul describes our post-Jesus spiritual situation in his first letter to the Church at Corinth, a letter that we have lately been told was channeled through him directly from God: When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1Cor 13:11-13). And so it is!

While knowing that our present understanding still is limited and imperfect, let us nevertheless begin to consider the deeper meaning of God’s four commands. They are in fact not individual and separate, but instead God’s program works well only if all four are strictly followed together. Let’s consider this to be God’s Own amazingly successful process for fostering our rapid spiritual growth! To help you better see how these four commands work, we have here added a few clarifying words in italics to each of them:

* Loving and Forgiving are God’s Only LawsA Complete Legal Reset

Jesus isn’t just augmenting all those Old Testament moral laws. In fact, He is entirely replacing them. If any of the old laws were to remain, then God’s new Law of Love would forever be seen as nothing more than a suggestion because the Old Testament behavioral laws would supersede it. And that is clearly not what God wants! As Jesus tells us, God’s new Law of Love is this: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets” (MT 22:37-40). Does that look to you like just a suggestion?

And far from making our lives easier, this new law makes our daily choices harder! True, there are now no behavioral rules. But our motive from now on in whatever we do must be pure love, and only love. The more you consider this requirement, the more you realize it is a much harder standard than a plain behavioral law would be! Only spiritually earnest adults need apply. Moreover, Jesus uses God’s new Law of Love to unwind all the Old Testament’s sin-based morality standards. His acting to discard the deadening weight that the concept of sin has always been for us is essential to His effort to prepare our minds for the magic that following His teachings can perform in accelerating our spiritual growth.

And where forgiving is concerned, Jesus is adamant in saying there is no limit to how often and how completely we must forgive. He says, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned” (LK 6:37). When Peter asks him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus says to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven” (MT 18:21-23). In other words, every time.

* Strictly Following the Teachings of Jesus Will Transform Our Minds Process and Goal

Jesus uses the terms “kingdom of God” and “kingdom of heaven” dozens of times. These are not mere terms of art, but rather we can see that they refer to the sixth level of the greater reality, which people can enter when they are vibrating spiritually at a high enough rate that they can at last cease to incarnate on earth. Giving us a place where we can experience negativity and thereby raise our personal spiritual vibrations enough that we can achieve such a high developmental level is apparently the entire reason why this material universe even exists.

So when Jesus talks about bringing the kingdom of God on earth, He is referring to some future day when everyone on earth and in the afterlife is spiritually vibrating at the same high level. He says, You are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (MT 5:48). And Jesus tells us that our strictly following His teachings is the key to our achieving our ultimate goal of bringing the kingdom of God on earth. He says, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (JN 8:31-32). And He says, The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (LK 17:20-21). And so it is! Please note, too, that what we have in the Gospels is not meant to be God’s final word. God’s revelations to humankind will continue until each one of us is spiritually perfect! We will better understand this when we consider God’s fourth proposal, below….

* The Teachings of Jesus Must Not be Incorporated Into Any Religion – Spiritual Freedom

The extent to which Jesus disparages religions is legendary! And He insists that we must not incorporate His teachings into any religion, whether old or new. He says, Nor do people put new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wineskins burst, and the wine pours out and the wineskins are ruined; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins, and both are preserved” (MT 9:17). Therefore every scribe who has become a disciple of the kingdom of heaven is like a head of a household, who brings out of his treasure things new and old (MT 13:52).

* We May Continue to Question and to Learn – Eternal Empowerment

This beautiful invitation is God’s repudiation of all religious dogmas. It makes the Lord’s Way forever new! Here is what God says to us through Jesus: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened” (MT 7:7-8). The point made here is that each of us is invited to ask God our own questions, and each of us can count upon receiving our individual divine answers. God assures us that once we have accepted God’s offer, then humankind will be forever empowered! Never again will anyone be able to force a religious belief on someone else. Only think of the suffering that our rejecting God’s offer when it was first given to us through Jesus has inflicted upon the world! The Crusades, the Inquisition, and all the wars against indigenous peoples to impose Christianity at the point of a spear: none of that ever was God’s will! This beautiful invitation coupled with a promise from God is offered anew to each of us in every generation. When I first set out in my latter teens to try to understand my childhood experience of light, I had already read the Bible from cover to cover a couple of times. I had been captivated by God’s amazing promise! So I began to ask my questions. And over the course of my life since then, God has given me all the right evidence at all the right times to abundantly and completely answer every question that ever has occurred to me. Always and forever, God means what God says!

So now we have the parameters of the Lord’s Way that Jesus came to earth to begin. And we know that the purpose of our living by the Way is the ultimate empowerment of our minds so we can make this our last necessary earth-lifetime. It is so simple! But it is far from easy. To help us better understand what a complete departure the Lord’s Way is from every religion that ever has existed on earth, how challenging and how empowering it is, let’s consider over the next three weeks how it might play out in our own lives….

You have him rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put everything under his feet, All sheep and oxen,
And also the animals of the field,
 The birds of the sky, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
 Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
– David, Third King of Israel and Judah (1035-970 BC), Psalm 8:6-9

 

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54 thoughts on “What Does God Want? (Part V)

  1. Quote from above: “Let’s consider this to be God’s Own amazingly successful process for fostering our rapid spiritual growth!”

    Hi Roberta, hi everybody! It is important to note that while this is God’s process and we are doing work that belongs to God, each of us has our OWN unique tailored plan — it is different for everyone, and our experience is meant to be as diverse as we are. Regarding discernment, it is not a race and so when we see others “ahead” or “behind” us in terms of their spiritual awareness and capabilities, we should remember that our progression is not really a “path” and the experience is not happening within time and space but in a “timeless now.”

    As one of my favorite mystics writes, “In an infinite sea, who is closer to the shore?”

    1. Dear Mike, more and more we are coming to see that the raising of our spiritual vibrations away from fear and toward more perfect love is a fundamentally physics-based process, just as much as the raising of the temperature of water is physics-based. Since what we are talking about is making more rapid the vibration of what we experience as consciousness, or as “mind” if you prefer, then anything that has that effect is going to be helpful to us. And there appear to be a number of things that we can do to raise our consciousness vibrations. Here are just a few:

      1) Meditation. Some people swear by it!

      2) Chanting, singing, and rhythmic praying. Apparently the rhythms in themselves help to raise our vibrations.

      3) Refusing to allow negative entertainments, or even negative news, into our awareness. So, no violence. No hatred. Nothing upsetting.

      4) Developing love-based habits of helping others like visiting the sick, giving anonymous gifts to those in need, and so on.

      5) Turning outward and putting the needs of others before our own needs. Whatever we do needs to be done from love, and only from love! If our doing something for someone else makes us feel smugly superior, then we are lowering our vibrations and not raising them. This is one reason why it is impossible to gauge the level of someone’s development just from their outward appearance!

      The thing about the teachings of Jesus is that they are by no means the ONLY way to raise our personal vibrations. But they are for certain the EASIEST and the QUICKEST way! I hear from many people in their sixties through their eighties who now understand at last what life is about, and they want to do the best they can in what is left of this lifetime. Since the teachings of Jesus get right to the point of activating our mechanism of elevating our vibrations and nothing else, they seem to be the quickest and easiest way to get the job done! But, as you say, there are many ways to go about it.

      1. I agree The Way is the best way. My point, I think, is that we each our “rate of mastery” by our own plans, and not by another’s. The unique plan is part of the higher purpose as well.

  2. Hi Roberta, our last bible study, one of the older ladies were (rather apprehensively) talking about Jesus’s commandment ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’ (Mathew 19:28) She is 80, and is in poor health. She has 2 neighbours, both starting the process of dementia. I rather felt sorry for her as she seems burdened by the ‘commandment’ as she saw it. I thought ‘Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself’ (Mathew 23:39) would be more appropriate to her. I also think jesus would not be ordering elderly frail people about in any case, he would be really kind to the (Blessed are the meek, broken hearted, poor in spirit).
    Roberta, what do you make of this ‘commandment’ of Jesus?

    1. Hi Prasanna,

      I am the furthest thing from a Bible scholar, but as we wait for more learned people to reply, I will try this based on my own seeking. First of all, my version of Matthew 19:28 does not say this exactly; the wording is different enough that the interpretation is changed. One thing is clear: He is speaking to His 12 closest disciples, charging them with spreading the Way. It is doubtful that he meant all of us to be doing this on the same level (see my comment above). Many of us are in fact the poor and the downtrodden, the sorrowful, the people in tremendous pain whom Jesus is exhorting his disciples to minister to. In fact, at some point in our lives, each of us would qualify as the beaten traveler on the road as much as we might at another point qualify as the Samaritan. The other thing to keep always in mind is that this passage is not a commandment from Jesus. It is an invitation. His commandments are two, and He makes them clear. Love, always; forgive, everyone, everything.

    2. Dear Prasanna, that was the charge that He gave to His disciples, and it was subsequently augmented by the Council of Nicaea in 325. We know that, since baptism with mention of the Trinity was not a thing for at least 200 years after the Lord’s death. Based upon what He said during His lifetime, what Jesus almost certainly did was just to commission His disciples to spread His love-based teachings. Nothing more, and certainly not a charge upon dear elderly ladies 2000 years later!

  3. BTW, have had to cross off Trump from the list of presumed antichrists, rather disappointing. He certainly filled the bill for his arrogance and trying to cosy up to the Jewish Sanhedrin (Netanyahu and his groupies). Ah well, Kushner, Macron, Price William, Shawab and Trudeau are still in the running all on the Great Reset ticket.

    1. Dear Prasanna, we don’t ever discuss politics here, and certainly not in these terms! My first thought was to delete your post in order to save you embarrassment, but I have left it for now. I will delete it if you like. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to remind everyone that we do not ever discuss politics, and nor do we ever speak ill of another human being!

      And anyway, there is no such thing as an antichrist. The whole book of Revelation is revenge-literature and utter nonsense.

      1. Roberta and Prasanna, I realize this post may be chosen for deletion, but while it is here, I thought I would add that initially I was going to defame the book of Revelations with a comment, as well as the notion of an anti-Christ that is in any way a human being. But I decided to leave it to Roberta’s jurisdiction as it is after all, her blog. I will say, though, that the Book of Revelation is one of the most disturbing pieces of the canon because it is so utterly non-sensical. People read into it what they want to see. I had a wise and open-minded pastor years ago who actually preached it as a metaphor for what it might FEEL like when the whole notion of the cosmos is upended by the presence of the Godhead among us. He said it is not a prophecy, but an effort to make sense of the incomprehensible notion of God among us.

        I liked that reading better than any other, but still, I have never been a fan of Revelation. As a parting thought, before the post is adjudicated for deletion, the anti-Christ is US. We, sadly, are the anti-Christ when we give in to fear over Love, when we with our ill-understood powerful wills and minds create our own forces of fear and turn them back on ourselves. That, truly, without an ounce of politics, is the antithesis of all Jesus taught.

        1. Dear Mike, of course Revelation is not a prophesy. I have spoken elsewhere about the reasons why; you likely can find that post if you put Revelation into the search bar on this website. The Council of Nicaea in 325 added to the Bible that it was then assembling what was apparently the most awful of a number of pieces of revenge literature that were then in circulation among the Christians, following their persecution by the Romans. They were building a religion, you see, and religions require fear in order to survive, so they added that big dose of fear. But it means nothing!

          1. I think Revelation is about REPETED crises involving human civilisations, like Daniel’s prophesy on the multi metalled warrior. I do think this western debt based civilisation is coming to an end, hopefully to be replaced by a kinder ‘middle age’ where people genuinely gift to and kook after reach other, show Grace and get back to our Master’s teachings on the Kingdom of God on earth (the beatitudes). My only suggestion to the enquiring is from Revelation; He is knocking at the door; open it and He will come and sup with you. The other phrase I use less often is Jesus saying to love one’s enemies. You are welcome to delete any of my posts BTW.

          2. One of the more erroneous comments about our Master is the notion of ‘gentle Jesus’ (the term used by some of my patients referring to Distalgesics; very British working class humour)

            But far from it, he used a whip to drive away the money lenders (at least twice) from His Father’s House for practicing usury and moneylending. Also, he was very critical of the priesthood, calling them snakes and vipers repeatedly.

            He worked out that people’s prejudices and biases stopped them from listening to what he was actually saying. ‘He that has ears to hear, let him hear’. Hence his use of parables; very real agrarian life tales, sometimes very funny, other times very thought provoking.

            Finally, he was very messianic regards end days *Matthew 25), when asked by his disciples when the end was and when he was coming back, he talked about not getting deceived and frightened. Of course the end did come in 77 AD when Titus sacked the Temple, dispersed the Jews, killed off the Essenes. Then there was the plague of Justinian which decimated Judea and its Roman occupiers. So, he did call it right. Currently, there is a lot of deception associated with this (very real) virus, with the express purpose of controlling the population and limiting freedom of speech. Jesus would call that out too. .

      2. Roberta and others. just a joke; Appreciate North East British humour a doesn’t travel well. Worth checking out our Big Yin from the Shipyards of Glasgow Sir Billy Connolly and the equally famous Dave Allan, both brought up as Catholics if I recall. Of course you have got George Carlin. Great antidote for the present climate of political correctness (and the risk of being de-platformed by the social media companies who don’t pay tax). What else to gain cheer from apart from slagging off our political masters?

        1. Dear Prasanna, I gather that you have been on a roll here! Yes, Jesus did on occasion become exasperated with the dullards around Him, especially as His ministry wore on: it seems that He had not intended to stay long, but He had indeed intended to get some important new concepts across beneath the radar of the Temple guards, so a lot of what He said seems to have flown under the radar of most people as well. We will never know how much more He might have taught that so badly confused people it wasn’t even remembered and passed down!

          I agree that He would be bothered by a lot of what is going on now, especially in the U.S., but He would see it for what it is: it is the natural expression of the extreme negativity that has taken over this planet, and that we are now meant to resist so we can raise this planet’s spiritual vibration sufficiently to save it from what we are now told will otherwise be destruction by its own inhabitants. This is very serious stuff! It is no wonder that He lost it on occasion, although it is my understanding that He was bothered about that afterward.

          1. Dear Roberta, it is not negativity as such but a basic culture shift to what some people call ‘wokeness’ otherwise known as political correctness. also, people just repeating what they have heard on the mass media, without examining those notions with their own (much more precious and validatable) lived in experience. We listen and agree with too many ‘celebrities’ and ‘experts’ (who I call fales prophetrs and soothsayers).
            I am afraid I wont stay for long, and have now completely got out of social media, don’t watch TV or read newspapers. The Bible is a much better template to make sense of my (and my patient’s) experiences. All of my 36 years working for the NHS as a doctor, I have looked after North East British white working Class, mostly older people; often ex miners, fisherman, farm & shipyard workers). This culture (very similar to the culture around the sea of Galilee (remember can anything good come out of Nazareth) is being gradually undermined by this woke culture in Britain (and I suspect in N. America). The values of self resilience, family support, loyalty to your kith and kin all getting lost. The negativity is from politically correct ‘mind guards’ (see groupthink by Kahneman) God Bless. Shola

  4. Hi Roberta,
    Thank you for today’s writing. I have 2 thoughts.
    One—Forgiveness. I recently had an experience that showed me forgiveness wasn’t necessary if I had acceptance. When I had acceptance, forgiveness wasn’t needed to be spoken.
    I was communicating with my mom who transitioned 17 years ago. As I was going thru the uncomfortable things that happened with her, I was also seeing and understanding that the things she did were because that was her best. She had her own wounds that were crying out for love. As I accepted this truth, shown me by The Divine, I no longer could think of forgiveness, I couldn’t even speak the words. I could only see and say that I accepted her as she was. Truth and love changed my perspective? (Feels like what church would call repentance. A turn around). What a beautiful gift for me.

    Two—Jesus on earth as the Godhead.
    What do you mean by Godhead? Is it in all of us?
    In reading the Gospels, Jesus speaks of His Father in Heaven. That the Father in Heaven is greater then hisself. (John 14) . Yet he tells the disciple that they have seen The Father in Him (Jesus)
    Can you touch on this separateness yet unification. I see 3 Beings, a heavenly father, a son-jesus, and the holy spirit. All of God-love.
    All one because of the energy that God-love is. And the purpose of God-love.
    It’s confusing to me. How can His Father be in heaven, and greater then Him, yet the Father be seen in Jesus to the disciples? Is it the oneness of love, of purpose? And if that’s true, are we not also of that same existence?

    Peace🙏🏽

    1. Dear Sue, forgiveness of individuals for each separate offense is too difficult. The only sort that really works is what you are managing, which is what we call prevenient forgiveness: the sort of forgiveness that we do before any wrong is even committed. And you are doing it beautifully. Thank you for this demonstration!

      Where Jesus’s status as an aspect of God is concerned, all of what I will say here comes from my primary guide. Thomas is at the top of the fifth level, and working above his weight, and he tells me that Jesus came from the very highest aspect of the Godhead. His phrasing!

      What seems more and more to be the case is that there is ONE MIND. Each of us is an undivided part of that one Mind, and what we call God is actually a Collective of Perfected beings sharing one infinitely powerful Mind. So Jesus is a part of the Godhead. When He was on earth in a body, He was God on earth.

      Jesus couldn’t say very much when He was here, since to speak against Judaism was a crime punishable by death. So what He tried to do was to soften and tweak, rather than replace. He taught His disciples to call Jehovah “Daddy” to try to lessen their fear of their cranky and punishment-prone God, for example. But that doesn’t say that God is actually a literal, biological father of anyone!

  5. Roberta, what you wrote were are the same conclusions I came to without bible study:
    ” What seems more and more to be the case is that there is ONE MIND. Each of us is an undivided part of that one Mind, and what we call God is actually a Collective of Perfected beings sharing one infinitely powerful Mind. So Jesus is a part of the Godhead. When He was on earth in a body, He was God on earth. ”

    These points are the essence of my own text published last year that focused on scientific analysis, not religion. And science has become its own religion and cannot be trusted anymore than religions.

    1. Dear Jack, good for you! If you can send me a PDF of your book, I would love to read it. Perhaps your work might be suitable for a Seek Reality program??

        1. Yes! In fact, quantum mechanics was the key for me to finally understanding how reality apparently works. Jack has wonderfully sent me some information, and I am just waiting to get through the busiest part of my week before I dig into it!

    2. Dear Roberta & Jack: Your explanation of Jesus representing the mind of God while he was here on earth and that God is a collective of perfected beings sharing one mind resonates with me and certainly explains the centuries of confusion about God. Imagine if Jesus tried to convey this to his followers! He wouldn’t stand a chance because he was constantly being watched. It would have prevented any type of religion building and would eliminate any fear. Instead, people were under the impression that God was a separate entity, always critical and judgmental and expecting us to strive to become exactly like him which would clearly be an impossible goal given that we exist in a much lower vibration. It explains why many believed that Jesus was the actual “son” of God and also explains why others argued that Jesus was actually God, and they meant this in a literal sense, but it makes so much sense to me that he was representing God (or the one great mind) .while he was here on earth. What a shame that he could not mention this while he was here, but it would have been suicidal

  6. Oh my dear Prasanna, “wokeness” and “political correctness” are indeed negativity, and at their very worst! They are negativity that cares for nothing and no one, that bullies and destroys, and that is especially destructive to the very people they most profess that they want to help. Don’t listen to what people say. We used to say that the devil is a liar and a deceiver, back when we thought a powerful negative entity was possible; and this generation of bullies lies about everything, including especially its wish to help the less advantaged.

    I am not political. I only say what I see. There are liars and deceivers at every place along the political spectrum in the United States (and therefore probably in the world), but the folks you mention are particularly vicious in their wanton destruction of the lives of others!

    I haven’t watched a bit of TV in 20 years, and haven’t read a newspaper in almost as long. I don’t do my own social media, but a wonderful and very talented woman does it for me. So you are safe here. I hope you will at least look in and say hello every once in awhile!

  7. Hello.
    I have been enjoying your latest posts. I had written a few posts on here a few months ago, and unfortunately had a bit of an argument with you about the coronavirus. I’m sorry about that argument, you have enough to handle writing the blog and answering all the posts without having an argument that has nothing to do with what you are writing about.
    I have been enjoying the recent posts, and hope to incorporate what you show into how I live my life. We are moving in different paths, for I am following the Buddha-dharma, but I still like checking in once a week to read your blog.
    Have a nice life.

    1. Oh my dear Jason, I have no memory of arguing with anyone about the virus, but then I tend to remember only happy things! In any event, I’m very glad that you’re here with us now. And your choosing to follow a particular spiritual path that is especially productive for you is wonderful! Thomas is telling me now that we have to speak next week more specifically about the physics of actually growing spiritually; and as you already know, Buddhist spiritual practices can be especially productive in that capacity. I don’t discuss Buddhism much because – although I have studied it some – I am not an expert! But if you want to chime in at any point with some of what you know, your contribution will be welcome. Meanwhile, I’m sending you a hug!!

    2. Hi Jason. I saw your reply from May. I didn’t find it argumentative. It seems to me concern about spreading a deadly virus can be totally based in love. Being unwilling to make any kind of self sacrifice is fear based. That expresses how far humanity has sunk.

  8. I wonder… when we die. Where do we go? The bible teach Almost of the population is lost for eternity in misery if we fail in connection with God and don’t fullfill everything we should in this short eyeblink of life. Is this true ? I am scared…. And i met some churchpeople who disaproved me not good enough for God…though i try not to hurt other people .

    1. Dear Kristina, the facts are entirely otherwise! The nonsense that judgmental Christians spout did not come from Jesus, and we now have many hundreds of highly evidential communications received from the dead over the past nearly 150 years that are absolutely consistent in assuring us that everyone goes to the same amazingly beautiful afterlife reality. Everyone. As you will learn if you peruse this website, the religion that carries the name of Jesus altogether ignores what Jesus came to teach, and is instead based on Roman ideas that were current a couple of centuries after the Lord’s death. It is fear-based, as you have learned, and it has nothing to do with anything real. What I find most infuriating about it is the fact that professed Christians take it upon themselves to judge others – as they judged you – when Jesus tells us that we must never judge anyone!

      Please be of good cheer, dear Kristina, and accept my hug. Know that you, in particular, are God’s best-beloved child!

      1. Dear Kristina if I may be do bold as to add to what Roberta says, please continue to follow what is written here by Roberta herself and the many commenters. It is a wealth of liberating knowledge. There are no stupid or hopeless questions, so ask whatever you wonder about.

  9. Dear Kristina: I’m sure others will answer you in more detail, but there is no such thing as not being “good enough” for God. The church people you met who told you that had no right to say what they did.

  10. Yes ok that is a very big relief!! Thank You so mutch Roberta <3 and thank you too Mike J-R <3 and Lola <3. Love to you all <3

  11. Hi Roberta, and thanks for these wonderful posts. They help make things so much clearer. It feels like you’ve been shepparding us gently from an intellectual faith in the spiritual principles Jesus taught, to holding them in our hearts, to finally knowing and practicing them with the certainty of every fiber of our beings. Putting the principles into consistent practice at all three levels is no easy feat, but that is when the miraculous can start to happen. We can start to anchor the Presence, the Light of higher consciousness, into this world like pillars of light. (Is that what they meant when they talked about someone being full of the Holy Spirit?) If enough people can start doing that we can turn the quantum field into a field of roses. 🌹

    1. Oh my dear Scott, you always put things so beautifully! “turn the quantum field into a field of roses” might make a physicist wince, but it makes me smile 🙂

      I agree that the team working with Thomas on these weekly posts seems to be breaking down principles that we have already discussed and examining them in more detail, trying to lead us into a practical application in all our lives of some concepts that had until now been primarily theoretical. Since I’m just the scribe, I keep thinking they will run out of topics; then, repeatedly, they start a whole new thread and I slap my forehead and say, “Of course!” Perhaps they never will run out of topics?

        1. Dear Mike, well, I guess. I just wish I were more in the know on some of this before we go public with it! So much of it simply blows me away when I first see it on the page, and that is even true of some of what we are writing for this coming Sunday. That was true in spades when I first read that God is a “Collective of Perfected Beings”! What? What does that even mean?? But even though I am sometimes flabbergasted, I am being educated along with everyone else, and I am especially glad about that!

  12. Quote from above: “That was true in spades when I first read that God is a ‘Collective of Perfected Beings’! What? What does that even mean??”

    Dear Roberta, My beloved guide says this is “perfectly obvious and can be no other way” from a quantum physics perspective — although not so much from within the “arrow (no pun) of time” where we, in this experience we perceive as incarnation, are trying to understand it. It sounds as if the collective of perfected beings is generating God, while we here think it must be the other way around. Since consciousness is primary and is infinitely creative, in “timeless now” there is no before and after. God creates God when consciousness reflects on itself.

    Here’s a metaphor that Arrow thinks may be helpful: In the way a mirror cannot reflect its own light but, once another mirror is there facing it, an infinite number of reflections exist, so the base creative force reflects and is reflected by a collective of perfected beings. All at Once.

    We just need to shift our thinking of God’s creation as a bunch of manufactured goods and consider what physics tells us. Not easily done from our time-bound perspective.

    Incidentally, I think the Trinity may have been another metaphor to try to conceive of this humanly inconceivable nature of the divine.

    1. Oh dear Mike, I am used to the concept now. And I have had enough separate confirmations of the Divine Collective – Arrow’s is one more – that I can accept it. I find it comforting, actually, to think that the genuine Godhead is essentially people like us who have perfected themselves spiritually, so they understand us. And they really love us!

      Although now I am seeing some hints that the Godhead that cares for humankind is not the ultimate Source, but there are higher and yet higher and ever more divine aspects of our reality that we cannot begin to fathom. And Mikey Morgan says that we can continue to grow beyond the seventh level, essentially forever. Oy.

      I see the Trinity as just a religious fiction. The concept of the divine Trinity was hot in religions around the Mediterranean at the time of the Council of Nicaea, and it seems that the Councilors thought, “Hey, we’ve got a Trinity too!” And they made it a selling feature of their new religion. But the OT’s Jehovah was a human-made God, and the Holy Spirit was a misunderstanding of the Lord’s assertion that God is Spirit. Jesus, of course, was God on earth. The Trinity was clearly a human idea!

      1. A collective of perfected beings just makes so much more sense than trying to envision one separate entity (God) running around creating things all the time. If you really think about it, it’s almost laughable and seems right up there with the tooth faiiy.

  13. Dearest Roberta,
    Absolutely profound blog my dear; Thomas expands our vision of that shining ‘place’ where we begin to see how our sorry earth can become as bright as Heaven. Reading this blog actually changes, clarifies and brightens our inner state. 🙏🏼❣️🌅

  14. Roberta, how interesting and varied are the perspectives brought by blog commentary to this space! They are both inspiring and quite a surprise at times.

    As you know, the ‘Jewish Sanhedrin’ were the official Jewish councils in Roman Judea. (The word ‘Sanhedrin’ derives from the Greek word for council ‘synedrion,’ meaning ‘sitting together.’) In the Jewish Talmud it is described as a largely religious legislative body headed by sages. Though it did have certain judicial and political functions. It lasted for about 400 years after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, and the forced exile of the Jewish populace by the Romans Empire in 70 CE.

    At the time of Jesus it was a largely a religious and judiciary body coopted by Rome. It was allowed to exist so long as it did the bidding of Rome. It no longer exists of course, but it is succeeded by Jewish religious councils (in various cities) as the ‘Beth Din.’ Each Beth Din has three members and is a much devolved form of council, that concerns itself with matters of religion.

    So ‘Sanhedrin’ is not a dirty word. (Though the Sanhedrin at the time of Jesus was no doubt a base of Roman and priestly egoism and negativity!) It is basically a council or senate that was the Judean form of the council of elders and sages organized by many nations throughout human history. Hence to use ‘Sanhedrin’ as a derogatory by-word for a particular political group among the citizens of Israel is an inaccurate and unfortunate metaphor. Worst of all, it may revive old anti-Semitic tropes that have been so very deadly for Jewish people for nigh on two millennia.

    And as to Prime Ministers of Israel or any other nation – they come and go. Some are of higher vibration than others. Each has their time on center stage and then they are relegated to a dusty shelf in the warehouse of history. They too shall pass.

    And as to what happens in Israel – or any other country – everything comes from what happens before. Nothing exists in isolation; all is cause and effect stretching back and further back. Any conflict between two peoples comes from actions and reactions on both sides, stretching back, farther back and way back.

    Roberta, I find it wiser (and kinder) to try and see WHY a person has become what he/she has become in life. What has made him/her that way? When applied to either a politician or everyday person, this approach nourishes understanding and understanding eradicates the desire to be judgmental. And often, when one understands the struggles, traumas and crises that someone has gone through, love and compassion flows for that person.

    Any form of racism (anti-Semitism or otherwise) can be seen as a severe form of being judgmental. And I’ve come to think that those who judge never really understand, and those who truly understand never really judge. ❣️😏

    1. Oh my dear Efrem, many wise words! And the trick, of course, is to get to the point where your first reaction to anyone’s negativity of any sort is an instinct toward understanding and automatic forgiveness. That is part of what we will be talking about next week. But oh my dear, I have studied Jewish history, even if long ago; and having seen how God’s Chosen People – the people of Jesus! – have been treated over the millennia, culminating in the Holocaust, I cannot help but be prejudiced, and ardently so, in their favor. I want Israel to succeed as a place of strength and refuge. And I desperately want the peace in the Middle East that so surprisingly seems to be breaking out there. How wonderful!!

  15. Efrem: The last paragraph you wrote is so true, and you put it so well. Most people judge things and people from their own perspective (which they perceive as being the correct one) and see no further. They live in a small limited world, thus making their ability to understand things outside of that world all but impossible.

    1. Yes, dear Lola, Efrem’s last paragraph is wonderful. Every form of prejudice against others stems from a blanket negative judgment that no longer sees them as people and therefore can jumble them together and hate them as a group. Very low-vibration, and producing even a great deal more negativity! When sufficient people understand how much harm we do to ourselves in behaving this way, then for us to begin to move beyond everything that divides us will at last become really possible!

      1. So true, Roberta. People not only judge individuals, but then the hatred extends to all members of a certain group and feeds the negativity, and this way of thinking gets completely out of control at an alarming rate of speed.

  16. I second what Lola says, Efrem. I love that final line – a great description of why God would never judge, and learning perfect fogiveness is so important for us – we humans have such a tiny, limited perspective and undedstsnding.

    1. Scott:
      I never thought of that before, but it is a really good reason why God would never judge. Whatever God is exists in a timeless reality, and judging anyone wouldn’t make any sense from that perspective. Thanks for mentioning it

      1. Dear Scott, Lola, and everyone, apparently our judging anyone for anything is a very deep form of negativity that goes directly against any effort we might make to try to raise our consciousness vibration (which of course is why we are here). Jesus spoke emphatically against any form of judgment by anyone, even including the blanket statement that neither He nor God ever judges anyone. (That is a remarkable thing to find so baldly written in the Gospels, and left intact by the Council of Nicaea and every later Christian authority at the same time that they were preaching that Jesus died so God could forgive us! But Jesus told us during His lifetime that God ALREADY forgives us!)

        I think there are a number of reasons why Jesus spoke so strongly against our ever judging anyone, but the fact that what we are judging we are not forgiving may be the most important one. For us to learn to forgive everyone and everything, whether large or small and every time, is central to our ever learning to love in the way that we must love. We’ll have more to say about this over the next two weeks.

  17. Hello to all you quantum theorists.

    Iw ould like to propose yet another “theory of everything” for your consideration and ultimate replacement of both Planck’s and Einstein’s theories. On first read, I found it intriguing, but so far from existing theories that I thought it couldn’t possibly be true, except that it was endorsed by an ET as adequate to explain what happens when 3rd density Earth morphs into the 4th density.

    The genius behind this was Dewey B. Larson who developed the “Reciprocal system of physical theory”. It was later updated by KVK Nehru and Dr. Bruce Peret who called the updated theory RS2. If you are at all interested, take a look at this video created by Dr. Peret as an introduction to RS2.

    Yours,

    Cookie

    1. Dear Cookie, unfortunately Thomas won’t let me watch this. He has become very strict about what he allows into my mind. It may not be the whole theory that he thinks is wrong, but clearly there is something about it that he doesn’t like. So, everyone, we are leaving Cookie’s video in place, but please just know that I won’t have seen it and apparently we can’t call it Thomas-endorsed.

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