reply to post by charles1952
By that, I mean, what is "unrighteousness" in thought or deed?
That's easy! Everything that "isn't
I believe that we are ALL born basically good. But, we have two bodies, a spiritual body and a physical body. The physical body, the animalistic
part of man, is endowed with an instinctive will to survive. When there's is a perception that one's survival is being threatened, one's claws come
out, or the preverbial tail is tucked and the legs run. "Fight or flight".
We are meant to tame our animal nature, with reason, trust and love, and bring it into alignment with our spiritual bodies. When we fail to assert
our spiritual nature, the animal nature takes over. The duality of our two natures is the source of our troubles. Duality can only be reconciled by
aligning both of our natures in harmony.
Although, I believe that we are created basically good, no one is born righteous. Righteousness, in my opinion, is learned and earned from taming our
animalistic nature. You could relate this to the sculptor who chips away at everything that's not part of vision.
Righteousness is found in honoring our spiritual essence, as a reflection of the nature of God, and making sure our physical bodies, our actions,
thoughts and deeds, are the same inside and outside.
If we allow our physical needs and fears to overrule the natural essence of our spiritual expression of love, we are not following a "righteous" path.
If we temper our fears with reason and love, and find a way to make sure the body is fed what it needs, through trust and cooperation, without
killing or harming our competition, we have done something righteous.
If other's allow their animal nature to take control, and one's house is under attack, there may be no way to protect the physical reality of ones
existence without returned violence. In that case, it is righteous to take the life of another, and return the offending soul back to God. Because,
both the body and soul, have a God given "right" to fight to survive.
Before we were born, It's my belief, we signed a contract, understanding that the life we own, requires death. Life devours life on planet Earth.
That's how it perpetuates. Life and death are part of the divine mechanism of physical existence on planet Earth. We enter knowing we willdie, and
that death is what will keep us alive. Sick huh? But unfortunately, "thems the rules."
And as long as you're being that generous with me, what is the source of your understanding of unrighteousness? Might it be a spiritual book, insight
from meditation, logic, or maybe a revelation?
I grew up in a "God fearing" "bible thumping" environment. I bought it hook, line and sinker. As a child I was avid in my prayers for enlightenment
and prayed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially discernment. I was inspired and wanted to commune with angels, like Jesus did, and have
visionary experiences like Ezekiel. But I couldn't reconcile my inner feeling on God, with that what my pastors, parents and others were telling me.
So I abandoned everything, and went on my own "vision quest".
That's when I met God. In a quite moment, while alone with my admiration of a sunset on a Maui beach, I heard it, the "voice of God". It was more
familiar than the sound of crashing waves, and more familiar that my own heart beat. As I tried to examine it, and listen to exactly what it was
saying, it faded. In anguish, I called to it not to leave. That's when the voice told me, in no uncertain terms, "I'm not the one leaving, you are."
Ever since then, I have tried to hear it again. I haven't. But, I have felt the presence, many times, and I have been blessed with dreams and waking
visions. Many times, in my dreams,I have been visited, by an old man in a long white robe, who has taught me, in a private classroom setting, of the
nature of creative thought and the working of healing and attraction.
It's these dreams, visions and private revelations that inform me. Hope that helps.
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