This website is intended to be read with a calm and open mind.
I take for granted that your dedication is for practical peace, not defending opinions.
Isn't it amazing!
We can read something for years, and it never really clicks...
We maybe spent already decades studying the Bible, attending meetings, "praying"... and yet we still don't hear, feel and live the Good News.
Hoping and believing are stepping stones to prepare us until we are spiritually mature enough to question the cocoon of our own person, me and misery.
Truth being that in you which never changes: Awareness.
It is humiliating for the person to see and feel that what I was seeking during all those years was always, IS always, and will always be here and now.
Words are pointers for our attention to follow. Words without deeds keep us unfulfilled and stranded in "this world", in our own limited thinking.
How do we apply the message of the Bible, in a practical way?
What are our deeds, what is our labor of love?
Do we just escape into a childhood fantasy, and wait for some God, Jesus or Christ to take away our suffering?
At one point our own suffering is our wakeup call and we start to wonder and learn how to ask real freedom questions. Until then we just rush over scripture and deny our Savior, who always knocks at our door; but we are just too busy being busy.
Wow... Wait a moment!
Scripture -- the word of God -- becomes alive in you when you take things to heart, when you engage in the passages, here and now; not as a passive witness, but as all participants!
Not adulterated by your childhood conclusions, fantasies and traumas. Not childish, but childlike: willing to drop the burden of your faulty thinking, willing to be open and vulnerable; brave in having absolutely nothing to hold onto from your assumed past and hearsay, but to be effortlessly present here and now!
Practical tip: make a list with all the words you are not certain about! Words like Jesus, Father, Lord, Spirit, Love, prayer, peace, Caesar's world, me, Consciousness, Awareness... It might become a very long list, but it is really important to see and feel the arrogance, guilt, shame, blame, expectation, worry, anxiety and attachment on our seeming own side: to discern between gossip, assuming and knowing in our own mind.
The Bible is an amazing timeless document/tool/gift -- it cannot be broken, it will always be relevant! ... because it describes human nature and how we mature in it.
Seeing and deciphering the metaphors and synonyms in the Bible is crucial for our deeper understanding and progression.
The change we are looking for is not in ephemeral outer circumstances, but in knowing the truth. Truth is that in us which never changes: Awareness!
The objects of Awareness constantly shift and change, but Awareness itself is always pristine [clean, fresh, spotless] and at peace.
Our main tool in 'this world' is the mind -- thoughts and feelings.
If we are unaware of the limitations of our own mind then all your assumptions, conclusions and discoveries might be unreliable, despite best intentions.
What is the nature of your mind, besides change and suffering?
If you are unwilling to inquire and ask uncomfortable questions then you might never see how we sow what we reap.