Category: Who are You

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.

Continue reading Practical Oneness (Meaning of Thomas 22)

You Are Not a Goat

Be you a Christian, Jewish, atheist or otherwise, you are not a goat. It is rather unlikely that you might one day change into a goat. Or a sheep, for that matter. No, you are a human being—a “son of man” in Christ’s day—and valuable to God. That’s what St. Matthew believed, the Jewish author of The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats. So let the fire and brimstone image go because your Father loves you. Those plagued by self inflicted goat trauma can breathe easier with a few short words from the shepherd to his flock:

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good
—except God alone.

Luke 18:19

Continue reading You Are Not a Goat

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.

Continue reading You Have Five Trees in Paradise (Thomas 19)

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.

Continue reading Making the Little Child

Evil is a Lie in My Head

Evil is a Lie in my head. Only the Good is real.

“Evil is a lie. Only the Good is real.”

I am the only person I know who believes evil is a lie. Correction. My soul also believes this. In fact it was she who initially informed me. Early on in my journey, shortly after I met my soul, she compared us to a horse and rider. I’m the horse. My job is to carry my Beloved safely home, without fear, to the earthly kingdom prepared for us since the creation of the world.

Her imagery was wonderfully compelling. And utterly terrifying.

Continue reading Evil is a Lie in My Head

Revelation of the Soul

Revelation of the Soul explores the idea of human immortality and the means to enter the kingdom of God while we are alive. Jesus Christ proclaims mankind’s “inheritance” throughout every gospel and the letters of Paul, but Christianity does not teach it. Central issues: who or what is our greatest love? What caused the first immortal humans to die? What is the path to a life without death? Submitted here in heartfelt detail, Revelation of the Soul is the Savior’s precious gift to a glorious race of immortal children who’ve forgotten how to live.

When you were born, you were already married.

This material deals with the context of marriage and divorce in both the natural and supernatural realms. Further, it suggests moral imperatives. As such, the Revelation of the Soul is directed at those seekers who wish to heal the Fall—and enter the kingdom that was prepared for you since the creation of the world.

For marriage in the world is a sacrament for those who have taken a spouse. If the marriage of impurity is hidden, how much more is the Immaculate Marriage a true sacrament! It is not carnal but rather pure, it is not lustful, but compassionate, it is not of the darkness or the night, but rather of the day and the Light.
St. Philip the Evangelist 131 | John 3:29 |

Continue reading Revelation of the Soul

Accept God’s Name

Whether or not we accept God’s Name, all of us share it. So why does it feel so awkward to say “My Father” in public?

“Every Being In The Universe” – KPAX, 2001

What does it mean to accept God’s Name? Many faiths tell us the Name is ours by birthright. Why then does it seem odd to assert direct lineage to God—and much more proper to honor our human fathers?

“Because you offend those who don’t believe what you believe,” the human world explains. I see. So it’s better to please other humans and cast aside my real Father? By itself, belief in a creator is not “religion.” What’s more, a great many people view themselves as a “child of God.” But just imagine telling someone in the grocery store what your Father in heaven said to you last night. Once in a while I do this. My hope is that when I accept God’s Name as a normal, everyday thing for myself, so might others. Someone asked us to do this a while back. And he didn’t seem particularly concerned about offending people:

“Do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.”
Matthew 23:9

Continue reading Accept God’s Name

Recognize Yourself

 

Yeshua says: If those who lead you say to you: Behold, the Sovereignty is in the sky!, then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you: It is in the sea!, then the fish of the sea will precede you. But the Sovereignty of God is within you and it is without you. Whoever recognizes himself shall find it; and when you recognize yourselves you shall know that you are the Sons of the Living Father. Yet if you do not recognize yourselves, then you are impoverished and you are the impoverishment.

Gen 6:2, Dt 30:11-14, Hos 1:10, Zac 12:1, Mal 2:10, Lk 11:41/17:21, Th 89, Plato’s Philebus 48c/63c, hyperlinear; Gk fragment

The Gospel of Thomas, verse 3

Translation by Dr. Paterson Brown