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ontrary to popular belief, Jesus didn’t really give us two commandments.  He gave us one – love. His two commandments were really one divine law expressed in two ways, as love of God and love of neighbor, love of cause and love of effect, love of our divinity and love of our humanity. - Walter Starcke

Isaiah 43:10 "You are my witnesses," says the LORD, "and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. 11 I, I am the LORD, and besides me there is no savior.


"When you change your heart, you change your life."

"There are no structures that cannot be superseded and rearranged by love."

"Behold infinity every day, and all that you seek shall be given to you."

"Any prayer asked in love, or honoring love will be answered, although your Father has no covenant to answer the prayers of your ego, to solve its self-made problems, or to make its fictions result in happiness. Your Creator is one with reality, so how can He answer a prayer that seeks further separation from the love and the reality that He is?"

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           No one in the history of the world has made the impact that Jesus has made on the world.  Jesus took the wisdom of the ancients and became the Great Teacher by teaching masterful principles using simple, easy to understand parables.  His teachings were so simple that most people did not "get it" ... and many ignore His most profound wisdom.  He taught by "living His teaching" and by "demonstrating" the Truth that He stated could "set us free."  Why then, do people all over the world look to Him to "save them" when He taught that "you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free" ... because they don't get it ... and many of the ones who "get it the least" call themselves Christians.  The religious leaders in His day called Him vile and blasphemous ... and would it be any different today?

From Emmet Fox: 
"We are told concerning the teaching of Jesus that the common people heard him gladly.  He was unconventional, hopelessly out of favor with the ecclesiastical authorities, a flouter of hallowed traditions; and yet, deep calls unto deep, and so He had His friends and followers in high places also."

        To give "lip service" to the Greatest Teacher the world has ever known is ignorance of Truth.  "Have you not eyes to see and ears to hear?" ... the Master Mind Jesus exclaimed.  Most of us have spent most of our lives lulled into a fantasy of false beliefs that there is a God or Jesus .. out there ... up in the clouds ... who will save our sorry souls from the misery we have self-imposed in our lives.  Most of us have been clueless about the teachings of this Master Mind because we have been content to "listen" to those who "talk about Him" rather than do the work He commanded us to do... "you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free."  We have relied foolishly on those who only "parrot" the pastoral ramblings of those who went before them ... speaking from pulpits with little or no idea as to what the outcome of their teachings will produce.

Jesus taught us to understand Life ... to Love God ... above ALL else ... to  look to God for EVERYTHING ... but we continue to persist in looking to other  people, to presidents, to ministers, to popes, rabbi's ... for that which we must find ourselves.  This persistent ignorance of the Truth has created for many of us illness, poverty, loneliness, depression and dis-satisfaction!

      The Master Teacher taught us that "the kingdom of heaven is within you."  But many still look to a heaven beyond this Life ... a heaven that most people can't even imagine what it would be like ... a fairy tale heaven of angels and harp players doesn't seem much like heaven to me ... but that is pretty much the picture of heaven that our culture has been taught to imagine ... the Master Mind Jesus stated that "in my Father's house there are many mansions," and many mystics have taught that there are many other worlds that we do not see ... because it is not our time to "enter into them."  For me, Jesus' words denote states of consciousness and the state of our consciousness will determine the path that we cross over to.

       We do not take our physical bodies with us ... so we know that our Life is  spirit ... or consciousness.  A consciousness that leaves this world filled with fear, resentment, prejudice and judgment ... will no doubt find its perfect place in the Great Be-Yond ... as will a consciousness of Love and Forgiveness.  There is little proof of what the next world holds for us even though many have had "near-death" experiences and have told us what they have experienced ... but, they only went so far.   There are psychics and angel guides who will tell us we are surrounding by loved ones or angels who have crossed-over ... but the majority of us do not have this experience ... or perhaps are just not attuned to the belief concepts that demonstrate this in our lives.  There is no doubt that our Life goes on ... every Great Mystic has taught this and Jesus demonstrated it to the greatest degree ever.  But .. the only experience that will ever mean anything to us ... will be our own personal experience ... and this we will all have in the right and perfect time.

    Jesus called us to take a greater role in our relationship with God ... Love God, He stated, and Love your self too ... we cannot Love God ... if we don't Love ourselves ... to Love God but to hate our self, our neighbor or our world of affairs ... is mental and emotional disorder.  We are to go into the closet (within ourselves), the Master Mind taught us, and there we will find God ... so this Indwelling Presence of God ... Is the very Life of us ... and if we find fault with ourselves ... indulge in self-pity or lack confidence and self-assurance ... then we are denying the very God ... that we profess to Love.

       If we love God ... then we must love ourselves and everyone and everything that we see ... if we profess to love Jesus ... then we damn well should begin to follow His teachings ... all of them ... not just the ones that make us feel self-righteous and superior.  "Judge not lest ye be judged" ... "give and be given to" ... "Love one another."

"The reason the ego and love are not compatible comes down to this:  you cannot take your ego into the unknown, where love wants to lead.  If you follow love, your life will become uncertain, and the ego craves certainty."  - Deepak Chopra, Author

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