I decided to look into the 'new thought' movement, which eventually led me to this book, the Science of Mind. I honestly really have been liking it.
It is what sparked this line of thought. I also love how he uses biblical quotes throughout the work, as this allows you to really see this
alternative interpretation as actually being in the bible itself.
Here's a link to that book, just in case anyone were interested.
And here's a bit more writing I've been doing on this theme...
The idea of the trinity is that God is of a triple nature. Man, being the microcosm, is of a triple nature as well. God’s trinity is father, holy
spirit/mother, son. Man’s trinity is spirit, soul, body. Spirit is father, soul is holy spirit/mother, son is body. The spirit is the active
principle, the Word. The soul is the plastic and receptive medium, primordial substance. It receives the impressions of the spirit, and is the vehicle
through which that spirit expresses itself. The body is the actual manifestation. Everything in the Universe is the body of God, is the Son, who is
Christ. Let’s look at a biblical verse that seems to lend itself to this idea.
1st Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is
Seems to be saying that Christ is an essence, or power, or divine spark, which exists within us all. This rather than an individual. The verses
surrounding this one are talking about the followers of Jesus, in relation to Jesus.
Spirit is word, soul is law, body is effect. The spirit and soul cannot change. The body is in a constant state of change. The body is the relative
condition. As spirit is the true reality of things, it is the body that constitutes the eternal activity of spirit. In other words, spirit itself is
unchanging. Yet it is constant and eternal activity. The manifested world IS the activity of the spirit itself, which spirit is singular though
underlying everything in all space and time.
Matthew 6:22-23 “The light of the body is the eye; if, therefore, your eye be single, your whole body shall be full of light.
But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness.”
Note how ‘evil’ is contrasted with ‘single.’ This therefore demonstrates the identity of the concept of evil/sin with duality. Now perhaps
‘light’ is clear and recognizable manifestation, and darkness is difficult to perceive manifestation. So in truth all is manifested from mind, but
when you have contradictions in your own mind and mindset, your reality as mental manifestation is unclear. Think also of ‘No man can serve two
masters,’ which is also in Matthew 6. When your eye and mind are single, that the reality you experience is a singular, absolute manifestation of
spirit/mind will reveal itself to you as self-evident.
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