posted on Jun, 12 2017 @ 03:32 PM
There are a variety of schools of thought, when it comes to exploring the concept of the Trinity.The idea has roots in different cultures and persists
in belief systems to this day.
Raised Catholic, the ideas behind the Trinity make sense to me.Did they always?Maybe not, though hopefully as one grows in their understanding, their
faith will grow in the message of the prophets.
Usually there comes a time where individuals question the faith of their family, and go out on their own to see for themselves what makes sense to
them.Often, after some time they return to their faith renewed by what they have learned looking in other spheres of their lives.This process is even
encouraged by some of the faithful, in the hopes that the younger generation will come to a similar understanding.
The concept of the Trinity is considered a mystery, ultimately revealed to one through God.This need not discourage the faithful from trying to
educate and encourage insight into the nature of the divine.
As a teen, I often pondered how this concept could work.Simple prayer and a yearning for answers, led to an interesting dream on evening.In the dream,
I was acting in three places at once.I still remember it, the novelty of being conscious in multiple places and interacting in that landscape stuck
with me.That dream inspired me to believe there really was something to the whole idea.
I encourage others to ask the universe, higher self, God,(whatever you feel comfortable describing as the better part of you) to provide insight into
whichever area of spirituality you are working on.This can work wonders for the soul.
A part of me felt a little disappointed when someone else painted a picture of Christians trying to worship three masters.
In my perspective, the Abrahamic faiths different belief systems that worship the Father(Creator).The task of the prophets was no easy one, and large
numbers of the faithful in different branches today, testify to the fruitfulness of their work.The faith they share has brought spiritual salvation
and peace of mind to countless individuals throughout the ages.One's religion and spirituality is usually a personal affair, everyone finding their
own way back to Love.I feel true religion is meant elevate the mind and bring out the better qualities in an individual.
I feel that the different paths individuals explore working to understand themselves better cuts straight through the heart.The source of life is the
consciousness that flows from there.
The concept of the Trinity describes different aspects of God.God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God the Father exists as an absolute good existing infinitely within and beyond time and space, manifesting throughout the universe everywhere, all
the time.Like anything else, to describe it is to limit it.I can practice trying.(This could take a while,lol)
God the Son as an image of God on earth.Lord Jesus Christ is usually the first to come to mind.The Good News and his hopes for us to join him in love
as sons and daughters of God has served to inspire mankind for generations.Learning to see the divine in others and treat them as ourselves are
hallmarks of our spiritual heritage.
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of Good.The spirit or personality of God in the flesh.Usually the virtues of all kinds are associated with the
intelligence of this spirit.Kindness, patience, honesty, faith, hope, and love, for example.The Holy Spirit is described in many ways, I feel it as a
nurturing, maternal energy.
The spirit can appear in different forms, it's the qualities of expression that tend to define it.You can't judge a book by it's cover.
I feel on earth the parallels are there.Man's unlimited potential for good existing in our hearts.Our image, a reflection of the divine in the
flesh.The spirit yearning towards our higher ideals.
Imo, the Holy Bible serves as guide book to where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.The revelation of the Spirit recording the
history of mankind's growth toward our highest ideals.The struggle is real, and no matter where someone finds themselves there are others who have
experienced similar adversity and overcame.
Though the map is not necessarily the territory the challenges and lessons highlighted in the bible are a reflection of the deepest recesses of man's
psyche.God willingly, everyone finds their way home...