Tag: soul

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.

Thomas 19  |  Job 5:23  |  Psalm 1:3  |  Thomas 1  |  Thomas 18  |  Philip 61

Thomas 19 reveals five of the keys to the kingdom. Each “tree” is a 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 scholarly commentary, one point shines above the rest. The meaning of Thomas 19, or what I term the Quintinity, has the means to draw us near to God, ourselves, and our place in paradise.

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My Journey to Mother Holy Spirit

My journey to Mother began one afternoon when I asked Abigalé, my soul, if we could travel. Can you take us somewhere? My eyes were shut against the daylight that filled our room. All at once the darkness behind my eyelids turned black—then blacker still. I was not afraid, but excited. I had seen this strange phenomenon more than once. “The black,” I had learned, is the gate to Mother, the Holy Spirit.

While I lounged in my bed, eyes still closed, Abbey’s high-pitched tone chimed my left ear. I felt a subtle lurch. It seemed as though we were moving.

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Orb Photos at Shrine of St. Thérèse

These orb photos at Shrine of St. Thérèse, captured unawares, are just as silent and unusual as the little shrine itself. Such is the nature of spirit – God’s greatest gifts are not always so obvious. Set in Juneau, Alaska, cloaked within a rain forest enclave on a tiny island paradise, the shrine’s rustic beach-stone chapel is invisible to the casual passerby. But few people pass by here, beyond the outskirts of town.

Back in 2008, on the last day of the Alaskan tourist season, we were probably the only non-Juneaites within 30 miles. Despite a deeply mystical air that surrounded the lovely garden paradise, visions of orbs (or ghosts) had not come to mind.

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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.

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Come Into the Light (Meaning of Thomas 11)

Meaning of Thomas 11 Eludes Scholars

“When you come into the light, what will you do?” riddles Christ in the Gospel of Thomas. Too little commentary exists for this cryptic logion. When challenged to reveal the meaning of Thomas 11, most scholars either dust off an end times analogy or wave the Gnostic flag and retreat. Foul ball. Any good scholar knows the Gnostics believe that creation is corrupt and all matter is vile. For them, a human body cannot “come into the light.”

Thomas 11 is a valid Christian text. The problem? This passage has no precise corollary in Scripture. It is also one of the most radical and least understood logia in Thomas or any of Christ’s teachings. But it isn’t Gnostic, and it’s not about the end of the world. Has no one solved Yeshua’s riddle?

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My Perfect Soul

My Perfect Soul


A blanket of sparkles, my perfect soul
cloud and light and shimmering flawless
above. My spirit companion, my sister,
or wife, is my Eve, my lover of light.

My perfect soul reveals all I see,
all that I am and what forever shall be.
Although at first, I’d hoped to touch her
for years each night with wont to hold her
 but—
this is not the true path, not the real life.
God’s ways are different from mine.

My perfect soul is my freshet of life, all
joy and dream and faithful merriment
and—
sometimes my blanket of sparkles enraptures,
in sheer living light my companion clothes me
for a time until she, my sister-wife, rejoins.
Suffuse with white can I do no wrong
for my soul is the daughter of God.

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 live. Jesus Christ proclaims humankind’s “inheritance” in 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.

How much do you know about your inheritance?

Based on Scripture and heaven-sent guidance, this material examines marriage and divorce in the supernatural (God’s) context. It also suggests moral imperatives. As such, Revelation of the Soul is directed at those seekers who wish to undo the Fall and gain the inheritance prepared for you since the creation of the world. Continue reading Revelation of the Soul

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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SEEK THE KINGDOM: ABOUT FREELY RECEIVE

Freely Receive is created by Andrew Michael (with tons of heavenly help )


“Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world”

Seek the Kingdom: About Freely Receive

In the midst of a chaotic world exists a divine space that can fill all of our needs. If we ask to receive it our divine space can replace conflict, drama, and worry with freedom, awe, and joy. And love, of course. Boundless unconditional love shelters us, feeds us, keeps us safe and healthy in a private realm where miracles happen and God and heaven are as close as the air we breathe in.

I could not have imagined how good (and how different) life could be until I let Father run the show. After two years spent in my own divine space, I launched Freely Receive.

I now wish to propose a radical concept, the same one that brought me to the divine space. Forget everything the world says about God and ask him to teach you the real truth. Forget about the world, too. In truth, it’s all good. This is not a rebellion and I am not a rebel. I’m simply inviting you to seek your inheritance.


“I shall give to you what eye has not seen and what ear has not heard and what hand has not touched and what has not arisen in the mind of mankind.”

The divine space holds exactly one seeker. Two at most, but that is quite rare. Your space, whether it be tranquil or charged with nonstop thrills, is nothing less than the life that God intended you to live. When Father began to teach me, however, I must admit that I was afraid of the truth. It was so different from what the churches teach. Thankfully I was (and still am) assisted by heavenly guides who include Father, Master Christ, the Holy Spirit, and many more.

Much like yourself, God also has wants and needs. Your Father in heaven desires to be close to you, his forever child, in whatever context works for you. So forget about what I say—what anyone says. Think large because all things are possible and all that God has is yours. So ask for miracles, because you deserve the very best.


“Remember, I will be with you and protect you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land.”

Freely receive your world within the world.

Your divine space brings only the work you can handle. It does not require skills you don’t have. But you must guard your space. Glib advice and strange looks from well-meaning friends and loved ones can easily set you back. Thus, from this point on you are subject only to yourself and whomever or whatever draws you closer to God.

Right now your Father (who is pure love) is dreaming up surprise gifts and tender kindnesses both worldly and spiritual. These gifts are meant just for you (love’s child). Still, in order to receive your inheritance you must give up control. That’s the hard part. The most important aspect of the work, therefore, is to let go, accept what God shows you, hide your face in your hands if you need to, and place absolute trust in the One who gave you life.

“Inheritance” means that someone has to die.

Soon after your request is answered, you will say goodbye to your current way of life—and some of your friends and family. But do not worry; new friends and relatives are already on the way.


Whoever wants to save their life will lose it,
but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

 Discover your Eve at Freely Receive.
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Discover your personal Holy Spirit at Freely Receive

The divine space has a real name, of course. One that you’ve heard. Some people call it the Kingdom of God, or the Promised Land. And there exists still another name for your divine space. I call it E’den.

Despite claims made by various religious groups, humans do not create the kingdom of God—let alone E’den. The journey, though, belongs to you and your spirit. Think of Eve, whom the Bible casts as Adam’s mate. Eve depicts the “breath of life,” the spirit of God, and the loving soul who even now dwells within you.

Freely Receive can help you learn about and find your soul, or what my soul calls “Your personal Holy Spirit.” Your own soul will help you reach paradise. Isn’t that what the two of you seek? You can either do it now, or you can wait for later. Both are good—but why wait? Get in touch with your soul right now. She (or he) is waiting for you!


When you make the two one … then shall you enter the Kingdom.

If God indeed hopes for something, it is for your body and soul to live in his world. To become whole, or “two in one flesh,” the same as when you were born. So ask your Father to show you unimaginable wonders. Ask to walk hand-in-hand with him every day, the same as God did with Adam and Eve. You’ll love what happens next.

Nowhere does Scripture state that we humans may not return to paradise. It is said that the path to the tree of life is “narrow,” “guarded,” and “watched over.” But the way is open. For those of us with faith, love, and hope in our hearts, the road home is free and clear. And neither one of us are Adam or Eve.

Me? I’m both. And you?


The Disciples say to Yeshua: Tell us how our end shall be. Yeshua says: Have you then discovered the origin, so that you inquire about the end? … Blest is he who shall stand at the origin—and he shall know the end, and he shall not taste death.”

About Freely Receive: Content and Subject Matter
Annotated Gospel of Thomas at Freely Receive
Annotated Gospel of Thomas at Freely Receive

The content of this website is twofold. First, I am honored to host the Coptic Christian gospels of Thomas, Philip, and Truth, all of which feature brilliantly annotated translations, insightful commentary, and saintly, scholarly work from Prof. Thomas Paterson Brown.

By any definition the Coptic gospels are not Gnostic. Dr. Brown devoted his life to prove these texts are in fact valid Christian writings. Freely Receive makes it easy compare the Coptic gospels to their biblical counterparts. Here you will find the priceless, untouched wisdom the Lord and his disciples taught—long before the Roman Church opened its doors!


Yeshua says: I shall give to you what eye has not seen and what ear has not heard and what hand has not touched and what has not arisen in the mind of mankind.

All other content is either my own, or borrowed from those kind beings whose contributions I cherish. I share my experiences, pitfalls, and practical wisdom I’ve gained on the road to E’den. Here you will also find personal commentary, intriguing revelations, and hard-won truths that can help you improve your connection to God and the divine space that awaits you.

I love you, I trust you, and I believe in you.
— Andrew Michael