Egad! I've used up all my votes and I need one for you, for what you say in this post.
Originally posted by toraylin
just open your heart.
It is not about what you call it, what ritual/praxis it is assigned, or by who you accept to be an ordained authority. It is not about protecting
truth from heresy. Truth needs no protection and heresy is what we create to avoid truth.
Heresy is division, comparison, inequal esteem of thoughts we do not try to understand.
Heresy is thinking that there is anything other than just love.
a four letter word, and the 4 is all about support, foundation, and the stability of creation.
Without love, the world will not stand. Divine Love from the Creator is the force/vibration/energy that supports us--but the channel of that love is
us, ourselves. If we do not realize that, through love, God has already given us, in full, all that we need concerning all things--
sources of energy and fuel
restoration of health and ability to maintain it
the required knowledge for true husbandry of the Earth
and anything else we can possibly list as being something that needs 'fixing'--
that no amount of the passive so-called faith of 'depending on God' to fix these things is going to save any one of us or the world at large.
We are to 'keep the faith' and 'have hope.' Calling belief in what seems like the best possible solution to our troubled soul's anxiety is not
'having faith.' It is seeking and establishing false comfort in the form of self-delusion.
We are to trust what we've been given and believe it is a gift from God. It was not a man named Jesus but rather a manifestation of love that truly
pure, a reconciliation that can be symbolized in the figure of the cross--God as the vertical and mortal man as the cross piece. In the very center
is the only answer, where the two pieces cross. That is where God gave us His power channeled through a mysterious and misunderstood concept
appointed as the 'Christ'. The anointed and prepared place of union between man and God.
If we resist the flow that comes from that union by sectioning it up and making it mean death for some instead of life for all, then we are all as
good as dead.
you cannot let go of Christ being the way, then just understand that nothing has really changed if you see what is there--only your ideas will release
their hold on your heart and your mind can expand and receive, and you can see that Christ is not an exclusive concept and that the 'church' is
mankind, in total.
alternatively, if you find that you cannot embrace the idea of that certain 'way' as being named something, even Christ--then just understand that
nothing has really changed for you, either. The essence cannot be stolen and names mean nothing to God.
Even if you choose to deny God exists, don't deny that love is something we all share, outside of all beliefs, both organized as well as personal.
Maybe that's why there is no real name for God. Because it is not needed by anyone but us, and obviously one name does not fit all--and therefore it
is an impossibility that the choosing is actually the determination of the choice.
However, the insistence that the choice determines anything other than personal attachments and judgments which are applied to others in
justification of ourselves--that is what makes a name that is we consider to be Holy into a literal living lie.
And if you find something true and use it to form a lie, that's when Satan becomes tangible reality. Right inside of you.