Sometimes it appears we human begins continue to be stuck in the idols of our literal and often erroneous interpretations with the scriptures, all with our hearts in the “right” places, and in our efforts to do the “right” thing. We go in “God said” circles. Like screwing a lid on a jar, we bear down on our comprehension, thinking that if a little is good, then a lot is better. For example, beginning to eat better can turn into a very strict diet; or lending a helping hand to family or friend can turn into a total oblation. Strict adherence to the letter of the law obsecures the new law: “Love one another as I have loved you.”
Whether you believe in Jesus as prophet or savior of the world, Jesus came to lift the veil of the past, and give us all a new commandment, “Love one another as I have loved you,” individually and collectively. Jesus came to tell us there is no more sacrifice, yet we have not unlearned that sacrifice is not needed in all of the countries in our global home; what is needed is love without conditions. Each of us has our own personal experiences which color the lens of the glasses with which we see the world. Likewise, we each hear and understand what people tell us, and what we read, internalizing what we “think” is meant by what is presented to us.
What is Maundy Thursday? It is the day the Last Supper of Jesus and his apostles took place, is named that after the Latin word for ‘commandment’, which is ‘maunde’ or ‘mandatum’. During the Last Supper, Jesus supposedly spoke the words ‘Mandatum novum do vobis’ (A new commandment I give unto you). These are often the opening words of the church service for this day.
Jesus came to show us a new way.” Take a look at what John 13:15 says, “For I set the pattern for you, that just as I do to you, you should do also.” What did Jesus do?
Jesus takes his last Passover, the festival of the Jews, and changes the celebration to the yearly Last Supper meal, teaching his apostles to do the celebration as he celebrated it. At this memorial meal, in John 13:34 Jesus says, “I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”
Within this is new commandment, all the laws of the Jewish Law are fulfilled. It is the solution to all of the trials and tribulations of today. Living our life in this way of love without conditions places us on God’s side; not the world’s side with all its temptations to illusory, false promises not made by God.
Jesus is asking us to love and drop the man made rules; love every class of humanity drop the judgments, and allow Jesus to be the judge (not ourselves); and manifest that spark of Love in our souls that is our very own God particle, as we are made in the image and likeness of God.
Jesus again meets Elihu and Salome, teachers in Zoan in Egypt who had also taught Jesus’ mother Mary and baby Jesus at the time, when Mary was last in Egypt nearly 30 years eariler. Jesus shared with Elihu and Salome, all of his journeys and his studies of his recent travels. After hearing all of the wonders told by Jesus, they took him to see the hierophant, the head of the temple of the sacred brotherhood. Jesus receive the first degree of SINCERITY, which he does by standing up aganist the extreme temtations of the temple priests, who try to subvert him to do evil. This was the trial chamber of hypocricy.
Jesus received the second degree of JUSTICE, recognizing traitors for what they are, since “Jesus was the master of the phantom forms of prejudice and of treachery.*”
Jesus passes the third brotherhood test, and receives the third degree, FAITH, fightening against AMBITION in this test, not an easy test for the ego. Again, this is a forty day test, like so many of Jesus’ tests.
PHILANTHROPHY is the fourth brotherhood test that Jesus passes. And in the process, Jesus says, “How could I seek pleasure for myself while others are in want? How can you think that while the children cry for bread, while those in haunts of sin call out for sympathy and love that I can fill myself to full with the good things of life? I tell you nay; we are all kin, each one a part of the great human heart. I cannot see myself apart from that poor man that you so scorned, and crowded to the wall; nor from the one in female garb who came up from the haunts of vice to ask for sympathy and love, who was by you so ruthlessly pushed back into her den of sin; nor from that little child that you drove from your midst to suffer in the cold, bleak winds of night. I tell you, men, what you have done to these, my kindred, you have done to me. You have insulted me in your own home; I cannot stay. I will go forth and find that child, that woman and that man, and give them help until my life’s blood all has ebbed away. I call it pleasure when I help the helpless, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, and speak good words of cheer to those unloved, discouraged and depressed,*” earning his victory over selfishness.
Jesus spends forth days in the temple groves, while still in Egypt, passing his fifth brotherhood test, where he receives the fifth degree of HEROISM. Jesus is bound in chains to face fierce animals, birds and creeping things. Jesus said, “I tell you, none has power to bind a human soul. Of what are fetters made?” Jesus arose, laughed, and said, “The chains that bind men to the carcasses of earth are forged in fancy’s shop; are made of air, and welded in illusions fires. If man will stand erect, and use the power of will, his chains will fall, like worthless rags; for will and faith are stronger than the stoutest chains that men have ever made … And Jesus stood erect among the hungry beasts, and birds, and said, ‘What is this darkness that envelopes me? Tis but the absence of light. And what is light? Tis but the breath of God vibrating in the rythm of rapid thought …And then he said, ‘Let there be light; and with a mighty will he stirred the ethers up, and their vibrations reached the plane of light; and there was light. The darkness of that den at night became the brightness of a newborn day… And then he looked to the beasts, the birds, and creeping things; lo they were not. And Jesus said, ‘Of what are souls afraid? Fear is the chariot in which man rides to death; and when he finds himself within the chamber of the dead, he learns that he has been deceived; his chariot was a myth, and death a fancy child.*”
LOVE DIVINE is the sixth brootherhood test Jesus passes. When Jesus gained victory over fear, he was allow into the Hall of Mysteries. It has been said that few students had ever reached these rooms, which were guarded by the priests in awe. It is in this place, the Hall of Harmony, where Jesus conquers carnal love with DIVINE LOVE.
Jesus is taught all the mysteries of Egypt by the hierophant himself in this senior course of study, passing his seventh test as he worked in the Chamber of the Dead. Jesus comforts a mother whose son has just died. Jesus said, “You weep because your som is dead. Death is a cruel word; your son can never die. He had a task assigned to his garb of flesh; he came; he did his work; and then he laid the flesh aside; he did not need it more. Beyond your human sight he has another work to do, and he will do it well, and then pass on to other tasks, and by and by, he will attain the crown of the perfect life. And what your son has done’ and what he must do’ we all must do… Go bury deep your woes, and smile at grief, and lose yourself in helping others dry their tears. With duty comes happiness and joy; and gladness cheers the hearts of those who have passed on.*”
For successfully completing all seven brotherhood tests, Jesus receives the highest degree, THE CHRIST. “Upon your brow I place this diadem, and in the Great Lodge of the heavens and earth you are THE CHRIST. This is your great Passover rite. You are a neophyte no more; but now a master mind. Now, man can do no more; but God himself will speak, and will confirm your title and degree. Go on your way, for you must preach the gospel of good will to men and peace on earth; must open up the prison doors and set the captives free. And while the hierophant yet spoke the temple bells rang out; a pure white dove descended from above and sat on Jesus’ head. And then a voice that shook the very temple said, THIS IS THE CHRIST; and every living creature said, AMEN.*”
*taken from the “Aquarian Gospel Of Jesus The Christ,” by Levi Dowling.
On one hand, wouldn't it be nice to have the lost years of Jesus ages 13-30 all filled in with his travels and experiences for us to study and learn from? On the other hand, Divine
Inspiration hid these years. My study and this presentation of findings in this blog are not only for enlightenment for the Earth, but at this moment in time and space, it allows me to document my life-long exegesis of these lost years of Jesus.
Assess your stress. Stress is a matter of perspective. Some stress is even healthy for us. Eliminating all stress in your life is not the goal for a healthy life, nor is coping with unhealthy
levels of stress. The key to a healthy and productive life, is finding the balance between stressors that motivate, inspire and drive us forward in a positive direction in our life, as opposed to stressors that immobilize, sabotage and deflate us emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.What is the perspective of the stress in your life, a challenging opportunity to grow and learn from, or a debilitating dread that you somehow must endure?
It is fascinating that every culture tries its best to understand the Infinite Creator of All, Jehovah God, then almost immediately seeks to put God either in a physical box, or amphitheater, or a mental box within the understanding of our mind.
Jesus informs the people of his day in Greece, according to the “Aquarian Gospel Of Jesus The Christ*.”
“Full well you know that there are parts of earth where its great beating heart throws heavenward etheric waves that meet the ethers from above; where spirit-light and understanding, like the stars of night, shine forth *…
“But I would tell you of a life beyond, within; a real life that can not pass away. In science and philosophy there is no power strong enough to fit a soul to recognize itself, or to commune with God. I would not stay the flow of your great streams of thought; but I would turn them to the channels of the soul.*
“Unaided by the Spirit-breath, the work of the intellection tends to solve the problems of the things we see, and nothing more. The senses were ordained to bring into the mind mere pictures of the things that pass away; they do not comprehend eternal law.*
“But man has something in his soul, a something that will tear the veil apart that he may see the world of real things.*
“We call this something, spirit consciousness; it sleeps in every soul, and cannot be awakened till the Holy Breath becomes a welcome guest.*
“This Holy Breath knocks at the door of every soul, but cannot enter in until the will of man throws wide the door.*
“There is no power in intellect to turn the key; philosophy and science both have toiled to get a glimpse behind the veil; but have failed.*
“The secret spring that throws ajar the door of soul is touched by nothing else than purity in life, by prayer and holy thought.*
“Return, O mystic stream of Grecian thought, and mingle your clear waters with the flood of Spirit-life; and then the spirit consciousness will sleep no more, and man will know, and God will bless.*
“When Jesus had thus said he stepped aside. The Grecian masters were astonished at the wisdom of his words; they answered not.*”
“The Areopagus, like most city-state institutions, continued to function in Roman times, and it was from this location, drawing from the potential significance of the Athenian altar to the Unknown God, that the Apostle Paul is said to have delivered the famous speech, “Now what you worship as something unknown I am going to proclaim to you. The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.” ( Acts 17:24)” taken from Wikipedia.
For more incredible and plausable explainations of Jesus journey between his ages 13-30, visit: http://www.aquariangospel.org.
At that time, it was the custom and belief of the people that at a certain time of the year, certain water sites had healing properties only when the water was stirred, and that the first one into the water after it was stirred got the healing. This left little chance of the lame and the blind making it to the water before any of the hundreds of people gathered got there.
Jesus found himself at the flowing spring called the Healing Font, near Persepolis. Many sick people had gathered, hoping to be the first to plunge into the waters and be healed. But Jesus told them that is not how healing works.
“Behold the spring of life! These waters that will fail are honored as the special blessings of your God. From whence so healing virtues come? Why is your God so partial with his gifts? Why does he bless this spring today, and then tomorrow take his blessings away? A deity of power could fill these waters full of healing virtue everyday. Hear me, you sick, disconsolate: The virtue of this font is not a special gift of God. Faith is the healing power of every drop of all the waters of this spring. He who believes with all his heart that he will be made whole by washing in this font will be made whole when he has washed; and he may wash at any time,*” Jesus exclaimed while standing in their midst.
With that numerous people flocked into the water and were healed. Jesus observed that a little child was weak, faint and helpless, and asked her why she was not coming forward to the water. She answered, “I need not haste; the blessings of my Father in the sky are measured not in tiny cups; they never fail; their virtues are forevermore. When these whose faith is weak must haste to wash for fear their faith will fail, have all been cured, these waters will be just as powerful for me. Then I can go and stay a long, long time within the blessed waters of the spring.*”
Jesus said, “Behold a master soul! She came to earth to teach men the power of faith*.”
In passing through modern day Iran, Jesus taught us all that faith healing is not on the fringe, nor in any offends the God who made us. Rather, Jesus is promoting faith healing past our own limited beliefs.
The Spirit of God, this Divine Breath that gives your Spirit and soul breath, is with you your entire Earthly life, obviously. Since God cannot be divided, and God’s Spirit cannot be divided, that means this same Spirit that animates you and me and every other living, pulsating person, place and thing in life, is connected, unified. We simply need to be quiet to listen to God’s Spirit, your Spirit guiding you. God speaks to us in mysterious ways.
For example, my plan in this blog was to continue sharing my discoveries about the life of Jesus in the Middle East, Far East and Near East prior to his passion, death, and resurrection. But the Spirit of God had other ideas. The “All Is One” alerted me three times the night before my mother’s second stroke a couple of days ago. Mom had given me a wind up music box that had the words, “Daughter Are Special People” written on the top. When it was wound up, it played “Through The Years,” by Kenny Roges. The music box was not wound up and had been a long time since I’d heard it play. At 3:44 a.m. the music box played out of the blue for at least two minutes. It played again at 4:33 a.m., and the third time it played, it was 5:18 a.m. I would have thought I was crazy, or that I was hearing things, or making them up, had it not been for the fact that my husband, who was right beside me, was woken up by this odd occurance.
I mentally asked Mom what she wanted. She was in a health care facility out of state. Since it was the middle of the night, I was also not going to physically call her on the telephone. The energetic read I got from asking my question, was not to worry. As it turns out, Mom was taken by ambulance to the hospital emergency room at 2 p.m. that day, having experienced another stroke, and after 48 hours with no other symptoms, was brought back to the health care facility where she is staying.
I believe God gave me the most wonderful, amazing, psychic mother in the world. We are very close. It dawned on me that my Mom is exactly 20 years older than me, and she is having serious health problems. If by way of our shared DNA, I have about 20 more years to carry our my dharma, my mission in this lifetime, how do I choose to spend my time? What do I think is important to accomplish in this lifetime? I believe part of my dharma is to share what I know of the life of the Spirit, that makes us All One.
Truth is like a multi-faceted diamond. A brilliantly cut diamond is not diminished by many facets of this precious gem. As a matter of fact, the many facets adds to the quality of this precious gemstone. Each facet is unique.
Truth is also like a double sided coin. There is the same coin of truth, but depending on the individual perspective or indoctrination, truth carries with it the paradoxes of yin/yang, front/back, the four forces of creation and understanding. No matter what the subject is, not just spiritual matters, truth shines through the minutia of the moment, and resonates deep in the heart, whether or not we scientifically know all the facts related to the subject or not.
Let us heal this world where possible, in every country, in every situation, understanding the numerous variations of religious, educational, political, social and humanitarian thought, reaching beyond the borders of our cultural histories and diversities, the Light of Truth shines on the common ground as well as the vast differences of intent.
Truth is multidimensional and cannot be limited by avoidance. Truth makes itself known. The truth comes out in the end, over time. Trying to hide the truth is like trying to hold an inflated beach ball under water. It is only a matter of time before untruth and truth is revealed. It matters little how much we talk ourselves into believing our lies.
Truth does not need it to be yelled out to be true. Truth equally manifests in silence.
The truth of how our galaxy, our universe, our cosmos got here, is how it got here. It is not my opinion that makes truth, truth.
Truth does not require me to kill anything or anyone to make it true.
I AM giving you a gift in this article. It is a gift with an uncontrollable spark and an impetus for change. It is a gift that will change the world. If you are reading this, you can choose to be an active and effective part of this gift, and help it to spread to heal yourself, your families, friends, neighbors, communities, cities and towns, states and nations, and all humanitarian and global issues.
The most wonderful conversation ever!
As Jesus presses on, a trusted guide, Vidyapati, is sent to assist Jesus’ journey across the difficult Emodus heights, in which they endured great perils. Here in Lassa of Tibet, Jesus had access to all the sacred manuscripts, where he studied in the Lassa temple, but did not preach. When Jesus finished all his studies there, he journeyed toward the West, going from village to village, teaching along the way. Jesus reached Ladak City, Leh, where monks receive him with favor, as did the merchants and the men of low estate. Jesus also teaches in the monastery, as well as the common people in the marts of trade.
Like the well documented stories in today’s New Testament of the current Bible, a woman had an infant son who the doctors said there was no hope of saving, and that the child would die. This woman heard that Jesus was a teacher sent from God. She believed he had the power to heal her son. She clasped her dying son in her arms and “ran with haste, and asked to see the man of God,” The Aquarian Gospel Of Jesus The Christ*.
Jesus acknowledges her faith, address his Father in heaven, asks to be overshadowed by the Holy Breath so that the child may live. After this, many people brought the sick to Jesus, and they were healed. While in the Ladaks, Jesus spent more time, teaching them how to heal by the grace of God, how to blot out their sins, and “how to make on earth a heaven of joy.* Jesus spoke in parables, so that all might understand.
In order to continue on with his trecherous journey, Jesus is presented with a camel, and joined a caravan of merchants who were passing through the Kashmar vale, going to Lahore. They knew Jesus would be going to Lahore, and then across the Sind, through Persia, and the farther West, and that Jesus was in need of a beast upon which to ride, which they equipped with saddles of necessities.
Once at Lahore, Jesus was greeted by Brahmic priests. “Jesus taught Ajainin and other Brahmic priests, revealing to them the secrets of the healing art, how to control the spirits of the air, the fire, the water and the earth; and explained to Ajainin the secret doctrine of forgiveness, and the blotting out of sins.”*
“And Jesus taught the common people of Lahore; he healed their sick, and showed to them the way to rise to better things by helpfulness.
“He said, We are not rich by what we get and hold; the only things we keep are those we give away.
“If you would live the perfect life, give forth your life in service for your kind, and for the forms of life that men esteem the lower forms of life.
“But Jesus could not tarry longer in Lahore; he bade the priest and other friends farewell; and then he took his camel and he went his way toward the Sind.”*
I would not have found this inspiring video had it not been for a fellow blogger, ThomasMaxwe12 of Canada, for liking my previous post. I AM grateful our paths have crossed. Thank you for your sharing.
On one hand, wouldn’t it be nice to have the lost years of Jesus ages 13-30 all filled in with his travels and experiences for us to study and learn from? On the other hand, Divine
Inspiration hid these years. My study and this presentation of findings in this blog are not only for enlightenment for the Earth, but at this moment in time and space, it allows me to document my life-long exegesis of these lost years of Jesus. Please know that there is much controversy about the missing years of Jesus. This article takes a look at one plausible explanation for the silence between these years. Some beliefs explain that Jesus remained at home, as a Jewish son taking the patriarchical family role of Joseph, who passed away during these years. Jesus followed the Jewish law of his day until his public ministry, so this explanation would make sense. There are other undocumented writings now surfacing that pose an alternative answer. Keep in mind the important thing to remember here is that they are undocumented.
Of the four sources that cover these years in question, three books agree with the far-reaching travels of Jesus through the Middle and Far East, even to China and Tibet; and one book fills in these years with Jesus staying home, and helping to raise his brothers and sisters after the death of Joseph. The authors who have written these books put down on paper as much as they understood. In this closer look at the missing years of Jesus, the authors will have their own understanding, I have my own understanding in presenting this material, and you have your own understanding as you try to make sense of all of it. Each of the four presentations is not scientific fact, and some contradict each other. However, Jesus did live his years between the ages of 13-30. Allow the possibilities of what resonates with your own heart to fill in the void, for a much richer and personal experience as you draw even closer to the most amazing person who has ever graced this planet.
Some say all we need is the Bible. Our current New Testament in the Bible only covers the first 12 years of Jesus life, and the last three. That is 15 years of recollection. But Jesus lived an additional 18 years, if everyone’s math is exactly correct. Where did Jesus go during this time? What was so important about where he went and what he said, that it had to be buried so we would not know about it? Is it possible that these works are fiction, written in an attempt to make sense of these same missing years of Jesus? Were his years at home with his growing human family were so mundane that nothing is recorded? Some people say the Holy Spirit guided the authors to write what they wrote, and also guided which books would be included in the current Bible. It is interesting to note that not even the Nag Hammadi scriptures and codices have any mention of these lost years of Jesus, either way.
In the Nag Hammadi writings AND the lost years of Jesus, have the SAME TEACHINGS OF JESUS. In a nutshell, Jesus says the Kingdom of God is within you; if you want to get to know God get to know yourself; what you do to yourself and others you do to God; and that all humanity: men, women, children, black/white/red/yellow/brown people from every race in every land on Earth is EQUAL in the eyes of God.Were these writings buried with the hope of dumbing-down humanity, in order that those with political, spiritual and powerful agendas could control the masses? Many people for centuries were even told not to read the Bible. Many political and religious leaders swept through the land killing people who did not believe the way the rulers wanted them to. This is still going on in some countries today.
Nicolas Notovitch personally discovered the manuscript, “Jesus was the best of the Sons of Men.” Notovitch was Russian-born. After the close of the Turko-Russian War (1877-1878), he undertook a series of extended journeys through the Orient, crossing the Caucasian Mountains into Central Asia and Persia, and finally in 1887, made an excursion into India. The book using his findings, “The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ*,” was also based on the 1978 film called, “The Lost Years of Jesus,” produced and directed by Richard Bock.
“This 92-minute film covers the missing 18 years in the life of Jesus not found in the Bible. Records from an ancient Tibetan monastery combined with information from the Akashic Records, as well as from Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, complete the picture of those formative years in the life of Christ. … The film was shot in India, Europe and the United States.”*
This story is unconfirmed, but is a published work. Notovitch had two manuscripts read to him by the lama of the Himis Convent. They were written in the Thibetan tongue, translated from rolls belonging to the Lassa library, and brought from India, Nepal, and Maghada 200 years after Christ. At the time of the writing of “The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ,” these two manuscripts were placed in a convent standing on Mount Marbour, near Lassa, where the Dalai-Lama resided.
The chroniclers of these manuscripts were Buddhists belonging to the sect of Buddha Gautama. The information contained about Christ is oddly mixed, without relation or coherence with other events of that period.
“The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus The Christ,” by Levi Dowling; and “The Lost Years of Jesus” part of a five-book series by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, both echo the work of Notovitch concerning the whereabouts of Jesus from his ages 13-30.
“The Urantia Book,” is very interesting and presents other plausible explanations about the life of Jesus during these missing years. It explains that Jesus stayed home in Nazareth, tended to his family, and only comes into his mission at 30 years old, as most mainstream beliefs agree.
After the Jewish feast of Passover when Jesus was 12 years of age, and after his parents found him discoursing with the temple priests at the conclusion of the
ceremonies, Jesus went back to his home in Nazareth with his mother and father. Ravanna of Orissa, a royal prince of India, was among those present with the temple priests listening to the youthful Jesus and his understandings and explanations of the scriptures. Ravanna finds Jesus in Nazareth and gives a feast in his honor in Jesus’ home town, becomes a patron of Jesus, and takes him to India to study the Brahmic religion. This is the beginning of the lost years of Jesus, beginning his young adult journey going to India and learning the other religions of the world, and making corrections all along the way. Jesus stays in the Brahmic temple in India for four years in the temple at Jagannath (Juggernaut) teaching the equality of all people, a correction to their caste system.Jesus repudiated the caste system, and offended the priests in the process. They tried instructing Jesus about The Holy One whom they called Braham, how he made men to suit himself, and how men should not complain. This material comes from “The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus The Christ,” by Levi Dowling, published by Dover Publications, Inc, Mineola, New York.*
The priests told Jesus that the white man was the first man to come from the mouth of Parabrahm. The white man was high and lifted up and had no need to toil, and was called a priest of Brahm. The second man was red, from the hand of Parabrahm, and was called shatriya, and was made to be a king, a ruler and a warrior, whose highest ordained duty was to protect the priest. The third man came from the inner parts of Parabrahm, was called visya, was yellow, and was made to till the soil and keep the flocks and herds. The fourth man came from the feet of Parabrahm, was black, was called the sudras, of low estate, and was not only to be the servant of the race of men, with no rights, may not hear the Vedas (holy writings and prayers) read, but also meant death of he so much as looked into the face of a priest, or king.
But Jesus said, ” Then Parabrahm is not a God of justice of right; for with his own strong hand he has exalted one and brought another low.”*
“And Jesus said no more to them, but looking up to heaven he said, ‘My Father-God, who was, and is, and ever more shall be; who holds within they hands the scales of justice and right; who in the boundlessness of love has made all men equal be. The white, the black, the yellow and the red can look up in they face and say, Our Father-God. Thou Father of the human race, I praise they name’.”*
At this the priests were angered and rushed upon him, seized him, and would have done him harm.
“But then Lamaas raised his hand and said, ‘You priests of Brahm, beware! You know not what you do; wait till you know the God this youth adores. I have beheld this boy at prayer when light above the light of the sun surrounded him, Beware! His God may be more powerful than Brahm.”*
Although no harm came to Jesus, now 17 years old, at this incident, the priests seized a scourge of cords and drove Jesus from that place. There is more to share with you on these lost years of Jesus later.
For those of us in the earnest quest for all of the teachings of Jesus, "The Lost Teachings of Jesus: Missing Texts ~ Karma and Reincarnation," written by Elizabeth Clare Prohphet, a
book from The Lost Teachings Of Jesus series, is an amazing place to start.
"Did you know that Clement of Alexandria, an early church father, wrote that Jesus had a secret teaching not recorded in the Gospels and that Mark wrote down part of it for those who were "being initiated into the great mysteries?" This comes from…
"God's meeting place with man is in the heart, and in a still small voice he speaks; and he who hears is still," said Jesus still in his youth when he traveled to Orissa, India. There is
much Jesus had to say prior to the words of the most influencial being to ever grace this planet, the words of Jesus, became too controversial, and were suppressed.
No man, woman, child, angel, ascended master, spiritual being, alien, no one has affected the world the way Jesus does.
Notice the present tense. While Jesus has affected the world like nothing before or after him, Jesus still does have an effect on us today. Our minds, bodies, spirits and souls make a decision about him one way or the other.
Jesus traveled through all of the Middle East countries, into India, Tibet and China, preaching love, and forgiveness.
Jesus also preached the edification of woman.
Jesus spent 17 years, from the time he was 13-29, reaching out to people in his part of the world, traveling by caravan and on foot. The Essenes, progressive Jewish people of the day, were preparing for the Savior, the Christ.
Much has been written about Jesus between his ages from 13 to 30 years old, and much has been supressed. There is also much to be gained for political and religious empires who seek to
expand their power at the supression of the masses. There is a political advantage to keeping the people they rule in the spiritual dark ages. These power hungry rulers get to keep the followers they deny freedom and knowledge to.
Enlightenment shines forth from the “Diamond of God” in ways too numerous to count, including the “Gospel of Thomas”. It is interesting to note that it is not always the newest
notion of spirituality that rings true, nor is it the oldest. The scriptures from the Nag Hammadi codices and buried sacred writings are a key point. Enlightenment comes from the complete breath of God, the Holy Spirit, which is allowed to breathe over and through hearts and minds of people hungry for the Word of God. All too often, it is the enemies of truth who decide which “truth” the “faithful” are allowed to know, read, or even consider. Writings that quote Jesus saying things like, “The kingdom of God is inside of you, and outside of you,” “There is light within the person of light,” and “It is through light that light exists.” The Gospel of Thomas is one such writing, along with 48 other buried, sacred scriptures, now known as “The Nag Hammadi Scriptures.”There are three writings attributed to Thomas that are found in the Nag Hammadi Scriptures. The “Gospel of Thomas” is different from “The Book of Thomas, which is also different from “The Acts of Thomas.”
All of these Nag Hammadi Scriptures, in addition to the books in our current Bibles, circulated throughout the faithful for 325 years after Jesus walked among us. At that time, there were married priests, and women priests, and the necessary information so important to share with humanity, that Jesus made a point of explaining the meanings and details of exactly how to live in the image and “similitude” of the Father in order to gain access to his kingdom. But control issues and over-sized egos beat down the masses, or killed them, in order to silence their voices. These issues are still taking place in this very day.
“History fully supports a married priesthood. For the first 1200 years of the Church’s existence, priests, bishops and 39 popes were married.3 Celibacy existed in the first century among hermits and monks, but it was considered an optional, alternative lifestyle. Medieval politics brought about the discipline of mandatory celibacy for priests,” said married Roman Catholic priest, Father John Shuster. Visit his website at: http://www.johnshuster.com/thirtynine_popes.htm
“In 494 women’s participation in the leadership of small communities came to an end when Pope Gelasius decreed that women could no longer be ordained to the priesthood.11 This legislation is perhaps the strongest proof we have of women serving as spiritual leaders in the early Church. Women’s roles in the church diminished as popes and bishops marched in lockstep with the Roman authorities,” said Father Shuster.
In the year 325 A.D., Constantinople decided to fashion the believers in Rome according to the Roman armies, instituting a similar hierarchy. This is the birth of the Roman Catholic Church. But this re-organized church stripped women of their priestly, God-given roles. In addition, all of the Nag Hammadi Scriptures empowered individuals to such a great extent, with Jesus sharing how the light of God, the kingdom of God, was inside and outside of us. It was everywhere. But a people cannot be ruled over if they are so empowered, and the Nag Hammadi Scriptures were hidden, until such time that the Earth and humanity’s vibrations were ready, willing and able to hear and move on the empowering Word of God.
The Almighty, our Creator, God, cannot be dissected, hidden within the Earth. God wins this one. It took time, but God wins. Truth was temporarily buried by rulers with agendas. Not all agendas want, or are presently able, to allow the Holy Spirit to breathe.
Jesus says in the “Gospel of Thomas,” “When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are the children of the livng Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you dwell in poverty, and you are poverty.”
Jesus is saying that to know yourself is to know the God inside of you. There is no separation. All is One. God is outside of you as well, but not in the sense that we have to go looking for it as if it were not already inside of us. There is great power, great wisdom, great humility, in knowing that God livs inside of you, that God is closer to you than your next breath. All of us who do not know this, does dwell in poverty, and is poverty, living the “poor me” manifestation.
So bring your thoughts, your words, your actions, your habits, your ideas, your creativity to God in prayer, in meditation, in Yoga, and in every moment of every day.