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My Perfect Mother

Did you know the Holy Spirit is a feminine being? She is God’s spirit, Father’s wife, and my perfect Mother. It’s helpful to know that heaven is not populated entirely by masculine energies. Long ago, in ancient Rome, the genders used in Hebrew and Aramaic texts to describe God and the beings of heaven were changed. When the Scriptures were translated to Greek, The Holy Spirit and many of the angels became neuter. When the Church translated the Greek text to Latin, Mother became a ‘man.’ Thus, for over 1,600 years western Christians have had two male Parents. The irony? This radical idea originated in Holy Rome.

Those tricky Semitic pronouns gotcha, eh Constantine? True, Latin may be a dead language. But this is a serious matter.  For 1,600 years, no one thought to fix the typo. To me this is unthinkable.

“This fundamental point, traditionally obscured in scriptural translation and largely ignored by commentators, clearly has the most far-reaching theological implications.”
T.P. Brown: The Maternal Spirit

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Beatitudes Meaning and Structure

The Beatitudes meaning and structure relies upon extraordinary geometry that may provide seekers and students with additional insight. Matthew’s Beatitudes and Luke’s Sermon on the Plain contain some of the most beautiful passages in the New Testament. When we diagram the pattern of Yeshua’s words and phrases, however, the Beatitudes reveal even more information. We are blessed with a glimpse of the pure genius of Christ and the mind of the Son of God.

Beatitudes Meaning and Structure: Matthew vs. LukeView/Download PDF »        Compare the Texts »
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Find Your Soul, Find Your Life

If you seek the good life that God intended for you, find your soul. Your soul is that “perfect someone” you’ve dreamt of all of your life. In a conscious, loving alliance with your inner spirit, a new world begins to manifest around you. A sacred space forms, in which you’re less concerned with conflict and daily drama. You feel much more peaceful, and life just works better. Best of all, when you find your soul you’ll receive unlimited spiritual help, love, and healing directly from God.

You have just been called. You’ve chosen to keep reading, which means that your loving soul is asking you to say “hello.” In this moment, your perfect companion eagerly invites you to reunite with her and enter the blissful life God’s children were destined to live.

“At the beginning of creation God made them male and female…and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mark 10:6–9 | Philip 76

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Children Born of God

Born of God: “The vast multitudes of humankind are evidently unaware of being Children of the Most High.”
Thomas Paterson Brown, PhD 1938-2012

Originally entitled “Theogenesis,” this essay is written by Thomas Paterson Brown, professor of philosophy, who left us in 2012. Paterson spent the better part of a life working with the Coptic gospels discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi. His works include brilliantly annotated and hyperlinked translations of the gospels of Thomas, Phillip and Truth (English/Spanish). These may be browsed and downloaded from FreelyReceive. ‌

The canonical Gospels teach that the disciple per se is born of God rather than of human parents: ‘To all who received him … he gave power to be generated children of God; who were born, not of … the will of a human, but born of God’ (Jn 1:12-13); ‘You are all Brothers and Sisters. Do not call anyone on earth father, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.’ (Mt 23:8-9). Hence the Savior’s astonishing assertion in the Thomas Gospel: ‘My mother (the Virgin) bore me, but my true Mother (the Sacred Spirit) gave me the life.’ (Th 101, interlinear).

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Genesis 1 Creation Model Diagram

Genesis 1 creation model from Hebrew creation story. Drawing by Andrew Michael

Diagram: Genesis 1 Creation Model

When based on the ancient texts, this drawing resembles the image of a womb. In the Genesis 1 creation model, the mothering spirit of God bears the “child.” Similar to an unborn infant, a layer of fresh water surrounds creation. Entering via rainwater and springs, the Holy Spirit (Hebrew: Rúakh HaKodesh, feminine gender) nourishes the world. Most telling, though, is that creation exists in both darkness and light.

Drawing by Andrew Michael