Tag: the little child

Practical Oneness (Meaning of Thomas 22)

Oneness is the meaning of Thomas 22. Here, Christ urges the seeker to “make the two one” and prepare to enter the kingdom of God.

Oddly, this logion (saying of Christ) is the only one that Thomas the apostle, or perhaps Jesus himself, chose to present as a yogic meditation. This commentary examines the meaning of Thomas 22, and provides a mind-body approach to the practical oneness meditation.

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You Have Five Trees in Paradise (Thomas 19)

Yeshua says: Blest is he who was before he came into being. If you become disciples to me and heed my sayings, these stones shall be made to serve you. For you have five trees in Paradise, which in summer are unmoved and in winter their leaves do not fall—whoever shall know them shall not taste death.
The Five Familiar Aspects of God:
  1. FATHER — patriarch
  2. MOTHER — Holy Spirit*
  3. BROTHER — Christ, eldest son
  4. SISTER — spiritual soul*
  5. LITTLE CHILD — human being

*See footnotes

Thomas 19 reveals five of the keys to the kingdom. Each “tree” is an holistic aspect of the godhead. So, without wishing to cause a fuss, it can be said that the Five Trees logion, which predates the Holy Trinity, may in fact be its fulfillment. Despite a lack of well-founded commentary, one point shines above the rest. Thomas 19, or what I call the Quintinity, wields the power to draw all of us much, much closer to our God and ourselves.

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Making the Little Child

I’ve been making the little child for a while now. I don’t work real hard at it because little children don’t work. Adults work. Us kids play, ask tons of questions, and believe in impossible stuff. Funny. Grownups do exactly the opposite! But it’s sad, too, because grownups who can’t make the little child won’t know how to enter the kingdom of God.

Nope. My Brother says that only a little child can see the kingdom.

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Prayer to Holy Spirit

Prayer to Holy Spirit


Mother.
I love you
I trust you
I believe in you
you are my true mother
I have no other but you
you are truth and unity
and blessed love, and
I am love’s child.

You make the multitude
by the miracle of the one soul
you spread the truth alone
in a love through many.

Powerful in your wisdom
beautiful in your power
you make all things
into good things.

Mother, eternally loving
you make me feel like
your only child
I am in you, and
you are in me
I belong to you, and
you belong to me
for ever.

 

My Perfect Brother

My perfect brother is totally awesome. He is Father’s firstborn son. My soul, who says she’s my sister, and my whole family is with me all of the time. I hear my big brother’s voice in lots of ways, but mostly in my right ear. Sister talks in my left ear. She’s being super quiet right now, because Brother is speaking to us.

My Perfect Brother - Jesus Christ
My perfect Brother — mosaic in Byzantine style from the Cefalù Cathedral, Sicily

Jesus called the children to him and said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Luke 18:16-17  |  Mark 10:13-16  |  Thomas 22

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Prayer of Lambs

Prayer of Lambs


My brother,
my teacher,
savior and
shepherd,
i love you
i trust you, and
i believe in you.
i am your little lamb,
i recognize your voice
and follow after you.

To the
kingdom:
green fields,
living waters,
endless paradise
in the sanctuary of
the tree of life.

I remember you when
i eat, i drink from your mouth
so that i shall become like you,
and you will become as i am.

Eternally loving brother
you’ve time enough
for every child.
We are in you,
and you are in us,
we belong to you, and
you belong to us
forever.

 

Prayer of Belonging

Prayer of Belonging


Father.
I love you
I trust you
I believe in you
you are my father
I have no other
the One True God
there is no other like you
you are joy, peace, and love
and I am love’s child.

All that I have comes from you
any power I have is yours
my peace is your peace
my joy is your joy
you hear my thoughts
you share my tears
and laughter.

Perfect loving Father
you make me feel
like an only child
I am in you, and
you are in me
I belong to you, and
you belong to me
for ever.