to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like tombs
painted white, which look beautiful from the outside, but inside are
full of dead bones and all kinds of corruption. ... Even so, from the
outside you appear to men to be righteous, but from within you are full
of iniquity and hypocrisy."
St. Matthew 23:27-28
The Master Mind Jesus' words
in Chapter 23 of the Gospel of Matthew is directed towards those who
"say and do not" ... in other words, His words are speaking to
the "hypocrisy" of the religious and the self-righteous.
These words appear harsh, but His teaching is speaking to that within
all of us who have found a Higher Truth to live by, but fail to do so.
In our modern times we are given much evidence of the
"hypocrisy" that permeates the "collective
consciousness"; from the religious leaders, from politicians, and
from those who have let their "religious beliefs" culminate in
an attitude of "superiority" and
"self-righteousness." These are the people who will
never feel the Presence of the Spirit within them to any great degree
for their minds are so focused on the "sin" or the
"seeming mistakes" of others, that they have failed to realize
that the "corruption" is in their own minds. To be
"in the Spirit" our mind must be free of all negativity; all
that negates the spirit of G-d within us and within anyone. We
must live to those two simple, yet so very difficult for the
"worldly mind" to embody, commandments of Jesus; to love G-d
and to love everybody.
who have begun to realize I AM within, but have not yet learned to
commune with Me, listen, and learn now. ... You have learned to "Be
Still" and you have perhaps felt My Presence within.
If so, realizing I AM there, ask Me a question. Then, with a
silent, earnest prayer to Me for an answer, but without anxiety, care or
personal interest, and with an open mind, wait confidently for the
impressions that will come."
Impersonal Life, Finding Me
The Master Mind Jesus understood
through spiritual realization that not only what we "believe"
about ourselves holds us earthbound and separate from the Spirit, but
what we "believe" about others as well. His instruction
to "judge not" was an instruction to eliminate the
"hypocrisy" from our own mind, heart and soul. Once
hypocrisy and false judgment is eliminated we shall "feel the
Presence" within us and this will free our mind to accept a greater
realization of our life in the Spirit. Throughout His ministry,
Jesus, was attempting to teach the people to learn to separate the Law
of G-d from the laws of man. To teach us to be able to discern
that which is man-made based on culture and the false power of the
world, and that All-Power, Spirit and Intelligence that is woven through
our soul by the G-d that makes it all.
Jesus said "I go to prepare a
place for you" ... and in this we know that His teachings, once
understood, will prepare a place in our consciousness to accept the
Presence of G-d in our lives ... and that which the Spirit within us is
attempting to bring to our awareness. Our life experience goes
through many dimensions of spiritual awareness and understanding.
This is why Jesus said "in my Father's house there are many
mansions" ... in other words, there is a place for all of us in the
kingdom of G-d ... in the Spirit in which we live, move and have our
being. No matter what seeming mistakes we have made or what we
have done or failed to do, there is a place for us in the Spirit.
And the best place for us is that place where we find that we can
realize that within us, is that which is Greater than that which is in
a thought come in answer that you recognize as what you have heard or
read somewhere, cast it out immediately, and say, "No."
Father, what do you say? ... Other thoughts may come from other human
sources, but if you are alert you will recognize them as such and refuse
to accept them. Then if you persist in asking Me, you will
finally get an answer that you will feel is really from Me. ...
"But seek ye first the kingdom of God (being interpreted His
consciousness) and His righteousness; and all these things shall be
added unto you."
Impersonal Life, Finding Me
When we persist in "tapping
on the door of our consciousness"
seeking a greater realization and awareness of the good that we seek to
experience, at a deeper level, the level of our soul, we are seeking
validation that G-d is Present, and that G-d is loving us.
"Let not your heart be troubled, for it is the Father's good
pleasure to give to you," The Master Mind Jesus said. This
validation comes to our mind as the "answered prayer" that
without the responsiveness of the Living Spirit, we could not have
realized. How we arrive at this "good result" that we
seek may happen for us in many ways. No one way will be the same
for everyone. Some will arrive at this through silent prayer.
Others will arrive at it through chanting or song. And others will
find it through EFT Tapping or through a realization gained from reading
or studying the scriptures or other spiritual or religious writings.
The Spirit is never limited and although It is "impersonal"
... we must "personalize" the power, the spirit and the
intelligence and identify with it in our own way. Yet, whatever
way that we "arrive" at the right way for us for whatever
particular issue or condition that we seek to heal, prosper or bless,
our beginning must always involve a love for G-d and for All that is of
G-d. And this means we "must" give "G-d" our
undivided attention more often than we do.
And finally, from The Impersonal Life, we learn
to "tap on the door of our consciousness" with certainty.
Tap on your consciousness with these words: "Be
still! And KNOW, - I AM, _ GOD. KNOW I AM your LIFE.
KNOW All Wisdom, All Love, All Power abides in this Life, which is
flowing freely through your entire being NOW. ... I AM the LIFE, I AM
the INTELLIGENCE, I AM the POWER in all Substance, - in all the cells of
your body; in the cells of the mineral, vegetable and animal matter; in
fire, water and air; in Sun, Moon and Stars. I AM that in you and
in them which IS. Their consciousness is One with your
consciousness, and All is My Consciousness. Through My
Consciousness in them All that they have or are is yours - for the
asking. ... Speak to them then IN MY NAME (I AM). ... Speak in the
Consciousness of your Oneness with Me. ... Speak in the Consciousness of
My Power in you and of My Intelligence in them. .. Speak - COMMAND what
You WILL in this Consciousness, - and the Universe will rush
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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