Originally posted by 0thetrooth0
By Truth I mean, what happens when we die, and what is the purpose of life.
"I am the resurrection and the life." (he said, and he actually meant it!)
But if "you are the truth and the life" what then does this say about YOU?
Who do you think you are, an "it"? The only "it" is everything there always was, is and will be, God has more in store, but what it is we cannot
possibly know, only that it makes sense that if we're already included and meant to be in sympathetic communion with a universal spirit of love,
life, and truth, that there is more to share, both in this life and in eternity, from life to life. It's certain not to be boring and certain to be
fun, and more fun even than now, but we're already creating that future FOR ourselves, this is in part the purpose of life, to evolve, and to allow
ourselves to evolve, in this case not "morphogenically", but spiritually, and that spiritual reality, however firghtening, is always and
instantaneously available, and we are not alone, we're in it together, and so as corny as this sounds, I love ya bro. We are that love which never
dies didn't you know? That's who we really are, at core, while each having a unique personal spiritual experience and meaning, and improving upon
our character, through our love of God and neighbor as self. It's hard work! Many of us come out of rather disfunctional family histories, and yes
some of the stories are absolutely heartbreaking, but in the end - hey here we are, still alive, and it didn't kill us. Therefore how much more of
our prior self, held in the self imprisonment of isolation via subjective reality filters, would we be willing to offer up, in the face of an actual
opportunity to live into heaven now, based on nothing more than our present moment and moment to moment felt experience and self remembrance, and
forgetfullness in service to others, for the sake of love.
So the only thing I can say is this, then.
Fake it until you make it. It's there, waiting for you.
"For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
You, at core, never die, when you innermost hearts desire is to serve the very best of the best, the best in yourself, and in others, and to serve the
divine will to love, by loving and somehow forgiving all, (beginning with those in our own dysfuntional families of origin) which the whole universe
already is, as a type of cosmic background intelligence (one song, unity in diversity) simply waiting for us, to finally catch up to. This promise is
your inheritance and birthright, from the time before time. So however crippled you may be, stand up, and walk right into the kingdom of heaven and
help bring it to earth, how's that for "getting up to something big"?
It's kinda scary I guess (said like a little kid) but not really when you come to think of it, since the other dying involves dying away from life,
already into death, and that, as we've finally come to realize, just simply isn't fun any more. Thus one among us, went before us, and became that
for us, in whatever form it matters not, there was a victory there, because the truth and justice was upheld, and so that we can laugh and love again,
and at long last play as children under the stars.
I'll be that (with tears), but I need you to join me. That's it, that's all we need to DO THIS! Bring it into being, thy will be DONE on earth as
it is in heaven. It's just a state of being, and a natural one and one which cannot be an imposition upon the mind of man and so there's peace
there, fun, creativity, joy, happiness, helpfulness, EVERYTHING that is worthwhile in this life.
I hold the door, look!
Hello my name's Rob and I'm your doorman in the name and spirit of the person of Jesus Christ, here I am saying, it's all clear - you can go in
God loves us, me, us, we, already, and already everything that always was, is and ever will be, is ours, not for the taking, but only in receiving,
because there was only one among us with the power and the authority to give the gift, it's been DONE. The Great Work of All Ages has already been
completed. Take this out of the stained glass church, and open the bottle, it cannot be contained! The very hills are alive with this thing, just like
when we were kids.
You know it already, it's already there, the whole thing my young brother. So as he said, be of good cheer, and do not let your heart be troubled,
for it pleased the father (spirit and truth and love) to share his eternal kingdom with ALL his children, maybe even especially here of all places,
here on earth.
So in sympathetic harmonious understanding, we then are also baptised (for those who will) into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the free
gift of eternal life willingly recieved, but in this case also "grokked" most fully, as a type of food, the word that can satisfy, and the spirit
which resurrects! Truth and life.