8:42 - Jesus said unto them, "If God were
your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God;
neither came I of myself, but he sent me."
statement from the Master Mind Jesus challenges us to transcend our
human experience and seek the level of our consciousness that unifies
with the Divine. As we transcend the image of the physical, we
will realize that we are, in Truth, Spirit and Life Expressed ... that
our human identity is but the veil that covers the Divine Self that God
imaged into Its own likeness ... Spirit. To paraphrase a statement
from the Bhagavad Gita written in the 5th century
B.C. ... "He whose self is established in Oneness, sees the self in
all beings, and all beings in the self." This is the
same statement just written differently. It is calling us to a
greater understanding of Life Itself ... it is to know that we are One
with All of Life ... that we are connected to each other in the same way
that the continents are connected at the bottom of the oceans ... One
Life Expressing Itself in individualized forms ... but always connected.
This is why Jesus stated that
whatever you do to anyone, you are doing it to yourself ... because at
the level of Spirit we are connected to each other. Dr. Joseph
Murphy stated that to bless someone is really a very selfish thing ...
because in Truth, you are really blessing yourself. Imagine how
different our lives might be if we blessed everyone ... refrained from
harsh judgments, resentments and jealousies and instead blessed
everybody and everything. Yes, Dr. Murphy is correct, at some
level it would be a selfish act ... but the benefits would be
There are people who live
their lives reacting to people based on "conditions" ... and
if certain people do not meet their "conditions" ... then they
shut them out of their lives ... and often, don't even show them the
commonest of courtesies such as gratitude and respect. And for
many of these people ... this has become a life-long habit ... and they
never realize that all that they do ... or in most cases, don't do ...
they are doing to themselves. And many of these people consider
themselves to be religious or spiritual ... and they may even "talk
about" unconditional love like they actually knew what it was.
But ... unconditional love can only be a part of someone who understands
and practices what Jesus taught as recorded in the Book of John and what
Vyasa wrote in the Bhagavad Gita before Him.
Everything and everyone in our
experience is coming to us from God ... and we are One with them.
This is why every religion states, "Our Father." One
Father, One Life ... ONE. We attract every person ... every
experience ... from our consciousness ... "Our Father Within"
... "the Father and I are One" ... this Infinite "I"
is God in All of us. "Our Father Within" ... will bring
into our experience people who will fill the empty gaps caused by our
human experiences ... so that we can experience our "Divine
self" to a greater and more satisfying degree. Whatever is in
our consciousness that we are afraid of or whatever is in our
consciousness that makes us uncomfortable ... we must eliminate it ...
and often we do not ... because it is much easier to ignore or isolate
ourselves from the people who are the very ones that are so necessary
for us to realize the Greater Potential that lies within us. The
people who make us comfortable and at ease very seldom create
opportunities for us to grow spiritually ... if anything, they will
cause us to ease into a life of passivity or worse still, depressions.
There is That
within us that is constantly seeking Wholeness ... and this Wholeness
can only be attained by shedding the limitations, fears and seeming
separation from each other ... we cannot experience our Divine self as
long as we cling to concepts of separation from each other ... as we
separate ourselves from each other ... we separate ourselves from God
... as Jesus stated, "If God were your Father, ye would love me ...
for He sent me."
So It Is!