am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." -
the Master Mind Jesus
is a difference between a belief in God and a feeling that we are in the
Divine Presence. It is this difference which is the dividing line
between entering into the Spirit and viewing It as a thing apart.
It is when we enter into the Spirit that we know God. No one can
enter in for us. Each must make the great discovery for
her/him-self." - Dr. Ernest Holmes
The traditional mythology regarding Good Friday
and Easter have been the most compelling to separate the masses of
people from the Truth that the Radical Rabbi Jesus taught and
demonstrated. The myth is that He died for our sins on the cross
... willingly giving His life for us. The truth is not far from
this myth ... because in fact, what He demonstrated has even greater
importance than merely erasing our sins [mistakes]. Jesus taught
that the Father is Mind ... Infinite Mind ... and that we are All in It
... in this Mind ... we are in each other since Mind is in All and
through All ... Mind is "I" ... ONE ... "there is none
other," states Isaiah. Jesus understood that God Is Spirit
and Life ... and Spirit connects All Life together in Mind. And
with even a greater awareness Jesus knew that "I Am" is the
Power of God which Indwells All. "I Am the Light of the
world," He stated ... knowing that "I Am" is the
Name of God ... and this is the Light [Intelligence] within us.
Knowing that "I and the Father are
One" ... the Radical Jesus did not fear those who sought to destroy
Him. He knew that life on this planet is short ... but Life, the
true Life within each of us ... the In-dwelling Spirit ... is eternal.
And He also knew that unless we lived the Truth ... that this life was
lacking in fulfillment and purpose. I believe that Jesus purposely
followed the prophecies of Bible scripture to convince the people that
He was the Messiah that the Jewish people were waiting for ... and those
that believed He was were disappointed in the end ... and those who
believed He was not were also disappointed in the end. For in
Truth the crucifixion and subsequent resurrection ... made Jesus more
important to History than a Messiah for the Jewish people would ever
have been. No one can dispute this. For whether we
believe in the reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus ... we
cannot dispute the impact that His life has had on the world. His
was the Absolute Teaching of Truth ... pure metaphysics.
But ... then ... the "world"
destroyed His greatest teaching by making Him a "human
sacrifice" to God for the sins of mankind. And those who
profess to love Him the most are the very ones who have distorted His
teaching of Truth to the level of voodoo and have created a religion
that gives sin, the mythical devil and death power ... power that is
God's. The people who believe that Jesus ... rather than the
physical form in which He inhabited ... was crucified ... continue to
destroy His teachings through lack of understanding and love. As
did those who called for Jesus to be crucified.
We can wear our crosses, hang them on the wall ...
walk the stations of the cross on Good Friday ... genuflect to statues
of Jesus ... all this and more but until we understand what He was
teaching most of this will always be in vain. There is no heaven
to win or hell to fear ... the effects of both are evident in the world
that we live in. The Master Mind Jesus taught that the
"kingdom of heaven is within" ... and He assumed we were
intelligent enough to realize that the only place where hell can be
experienced is "within" as well. Our heavens and hells
are consequences of our "choices."
God has no will for us except but perhaps to
"choose." And this we do in our mind. And to make
good choices we must connect with God ... and this we do in our mind.
There is only Mind ... we are in It and It is in us ... as Jesus stated
so clearly. The greatest and most loving tribute we can ever make
to this Master Teacher, Great Example, Way Shower, Savior ... is to
follow His teaching. To "believe as I do" ... He stated
... "believe" that we are One ... that there is only God ...
and that "I and the Father are One." And as we believe
as He did ... we too can overcome ... maybe not to the level that He did
... but we will overcome all that we are "called" to overcome. "I
Am the resurrection and the Life" ... I AM Is God ... within Jesus
and within you and me.
So It Is!