In A Nutshell
We entertain an erroneous sense of Self; we mixup cause and effect; we seek pleasure and identity outside of our Being. We overlook the fulfilment of God's Presence in our own Being.
We struggle and wait in vain -- in quiet desperation -- until we (hopefully) discover that our redeemer is not in space and time, but here and now, AS I am.
Being aware of Awareness -- "the secret place of the most High".
The portal is I AM -- transcending our faulty thinking and identity.
Is life just a cruel joke, or a wise and loving maturing into God's Presence? We don't need to study scripture for years, we just need to be brave in learning to ask the right questions: What do I really, really, really want?
Suggested answer: Peace of mind in daily living, independent of circumstances.
We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning; the One who was born of God protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Earth = God's eternal perfect creation, here and now.
world = what we believe to know and assume to understand.
the power of the evil one = our own faulty thinking.
sin = thinking and feeling on behalf of the one we assume to be.
Him = Consciousness/Father principle, the only power in life.
Son = I AM, Awareness, effortless sense 'I exist'.
Jesus = You, as individualized Consciousness, unadulterated by faulty thinking/feeling.
Christ = The wisdom and power God, freely available if we acknowledge and admit its Presence.
God = cause of the phenomena of life.
That's It! Embrace your day (-;
Why do we bother with old scriptures, with confusing metaphors and grimm stories?
What is the problem and how to fix it? What do we really want?
In order to better understand me please relax space and time into only here and now; look at the Bible as a living book written only for your own liberation, here and now! The Bible is about eternal states and stages of consciousness we might fall in and eventually leave behind in our growing up and maturing.
It is not about conventional book knowledge; you could have memorized all scriptures of the world and still would be in spiritual darkness if the words don't become alive in you, through grace.
Believing and hoping has its place, when we start, but we need to use our own thinking and feeling to understand the nature of your own mind. It requires some creativity and playfulness in order to expose our own mental trap and grave; we might be surprised to discover how we hold onto our suffering, because it gives us a strange sense of familiarity.
Kicked out of the Garden of Eden
Please remember to reduce space and time into here and now: Eden is your eternal spiritual -- invisible -- home, your natural effortless place of Being; in the New Testament it is called kingdom. Don't imagine or fantasize, but keep cool, keep it simple, here and now! It is your birthright to live and operate from this inner space of clarity, peace and dominion.
"Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Luke 12:32
We are not doomed to suffer in "this world" -- in the bubble of our own thinking --, we are just too intimidated by suffering and metaphors that we don't ask real freedom questions; we don't see God's perfect creation, here and now.
By waiting for Christ to come we deny Him! Christ can never come, because the wisdom and power of God is always present and available, here and now.
What Is Our Sin?
We entertain a false sense of self.
Born from below, born of woman, we were raised into ignorance; thinking and feeling ourselves as autonomous persons, seemingly disconnected from God.
Not knowing our true identity as children of God we live by the sweat of our brow. We do not realize the Presence of God at the core of our Being, here and now.
We are confused, overwhelmed and exhausted running around in the outer world and begging for the crumbs of life;
God -- not our childhood imagination -- is impersonal infinite, eternal Consciousness, the cause of the phenomena of life; pure Love, Beauty and Intelligence. God is the only creator, the only power. We always get what we ask for, but we are unaware of the mechanism! Our one and only problem is that we don't know our Self, our Father, Source, Core, Life.
And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
prayer = spending time with your Self; surrendering to what IS, effortlessly aware of Awareness.