peace and goodwill to all except to they that sever "a christain master other then The Christ Himself"- to those i am praying for Our Fathers swift justice.
yesterday evening i attended the second and last local group meeting of " a course in miracles" christian community that i intend to ever attend again.
this meeting like the last was a gathering in a warm space with less then ten men and women that had all said they were years in this practice being led by a lady who said she taught this class for herself for more then twenty years
it lasted an hour and a half or so and the meeting structure this go round was just as the last weeks class was-
a white candle was lite on a small tables and we sate at random points in chairs around it.
a tape meditation was played as the area light were turned low and 20 min later or so a chime rang and all were invited to exit our meditative state as we tend we do.
the lights were turned up and a reading lesson / affirmation # 101 i think was read aloud from the acim text itself was by the class leader and a discussion followed.
the lesson sake that "all is GOD and GOD is Love - only" - i asked for clarity of this point thinking of renay decarts' discover truth " if you label me you diminish me"-
i was told that that is this communities view and belief.
two other long standing sticking points came up during that reading that i felt compelled to re-ask them about-
the first is that there is a clear and big male gender bias in this texts first person narrative - "brothers- brotherhood" abount with not one referance to the female gender at all.
the other is the first person narrative itself that i find odd:
my first concern was poo pooed off as if i had no right to feel as i do even though the early chapter of this text states and restates the spiritual importance of one personal honesty and the need to defend/ protect "The Truth" ;
and my second point was replied with " this text was channeled by the spirit of jesus christ Himself" .
i said i did not believe that to be true and from then on it seemed that no one in the room look kindly at me any longer.
soon after another spiritual writer work was read and then and her points were that "there is no sin and all the thinking of sin being real and needing punishment was wrong thinking that needed to be corrected".
i agree with much of that position saying only that the given phase used would be better recited if it read " there is no longer any sin because the price for all sin has been paid in full 2011 years ago or so".
i went on to say for a example- " in the usa there once was human slavery- but the emancipation proclamation and the way that civil war ended also ended human slavery here from then on- there WAS once slavery- but NOW there is no more slavery"- this too was discounted for the original view and thought.
i then took my acim text i bought a few weeks before and read into page 130 or so , close it and placed it face down on a tale that sat between me and another man and then sat quietly until the meeting/ class was ended leaving there that book very much intentionally.
i said good nite to all and i was at the exit the man said i forgot my book- i said i would not be needing it any more and then went to have a most excellent cheese enchilada , mexican rice and refined bean in all of the n y c metro area.
THAT was the very best part of the entire evening !
look no ones perfect and ever-ones efforts to help should be respected and cheered insofar as those efforts are TRUTH BASED -
if we human beings are as some faith systems hold able to be recycled via reincarnation then maybe spiritual truth is limited and open to discussion and debate as to the best way foreword may not matter all that much-
but i believe that each of our souls are as each of our bodies- one of a kind and gifted directly from genetic contributions of both our parents-
and if THAT is true then what we do how we cultivated our spiritual/ souls life matter absolutely because like our biology we have then ONLY ONE LIFE TIME TO GET IT RIGHT.
to my hearts reckoning the very best way for any human being to get the most spiritually right is to follow the direct Teachings given to human kind by The Son of The Creator of ALL Yesh'wa BAR Yahweh aka jesus christ.
The Way He established is faithful love - that is to say love perused because HE SAID TO LOVE AS HE LOVES...
once we begin His Love Centered Faith Walk and as long as we do not allow any of the certain to be picked up along gleaming and seductive falsehoods to stay in our heart as truth-
like those other then the gosple records found in bible like " the teachings of the so called followers of jesus like the i/p and others -
then each of us will soon find our living hearts filled with the same Holy Spirit of Yahweh God/ Yesh'wa Our Savior Brother gave to His Original Followers on the pentecost-
and that is when our Real Lessons will start ending with His Once Wounded Hand holding each one of ours as we walk together into Our Fathers House.
free will says all are free to believe and do as we will to-
but The TRUTH says " NO ONE COMES ONTO OUR MIGHTY FATHER BUT BY ME" -
for clarity sake let me state that i am NOT HE - HE is my Great Master and Friend and very patent teacher to me and my very small brain.
the impostor paul IS NOT HE and nether what ever appeared to him on that road to demaskus only he and none of his cohorts could hear the voice of as they were out hunting Our Saviors Friends and Followers - AGAIN;
as no pope or minister or bible pusher or self serving so called follower or long past apostles or any and every saint combined HE ether!
unless our hand in IN HIS HAND Yesh'wa BAR Yahweh aka jesus christ then we are being lead astray and it is up to us and to one another to "save His Flock" from the spiritual bondage they suffer under now by the roman catholic/ every apostolic church prison camp.
your love and prayers are needed just as moses needed arron and his walking stick too-
never before in all our human history were we this close to bring to end what ONLY Our Father could end because it was only HE that begun it.
just so you know if you are praying for and looking foreword to the 1700 year old or so told and retold biblical lie called " armageddon" then you and your misguided prayers are part of the problem that i am trying to repair.
peace and good and tons o'love
peter the roman