More thoughts on Christian Gnostic perspective on Easter
THE SON OF GOD CANNOT SEPARATE FROM GOD AND GO ANYWHERE THAT GOD IS NOT ALREADY IS, SO, SEPARATION IS MENTAL NOT DONE OUTSIDE US
God is everywhere. Therefore, everywhere I go I go in God. To say that I separated from God is therefore nonsense, for there is no way for me to separate, that is, separate from everywhere; where am I going to that God not already is?
The prodigal son could not have gone on a journey to a far country for all countries are in God. His journey is a journey without distance and a journey to nowhere; it is an impossible journey, yet we feel separated from God; how could that be?
Consider that at night, while lying on our bed, we close our eyes and go to sleep and dream and, in the dream, see a different world.
Thus, while one is in God one close one’s eyes and projects out another world and sees oneself walking around in that nonexistent world, but it seems real to one.
The dream world seems outside one, but it cannot be outside one, it must be inside one’s mind; one’s mind made it up and projected it to what seems outside one.
The entire physical universe of space, time and matter is inside us, is a joke we made up and make it seem real when it does not exist.
In the dream world we are born, grow up, age, feel sick and weak and die; it all seems real, but it is taking place in our mind.
There is no us in bodies that grow sick and die; there is no birth in body, there is no death; there is no space, time and matter; it is all an elaborate hallucination in our minds (the mad man sees a world that other people do not see; we are mad and see a world that God and his sons who are not sleeping and dreaming do not see).
God himself cannot seem to separate from his self for he is everywhere and has no place to separate to; only his son can seem to separate from his father and brothers and use the creative power of God in him to invent a different universe and transform his brothers into images in seeming solid forms to seem to separate with him (that is why any person who awakens from the dream strives to awaken those still dreaming, for he helped bring them into the dream and they too helped bring him into the dream).
The whole drama of separation is a mental thing, it is done in our minds; it all has to do with our self-concept; we can have the non-conceptual unified spirit self that God created us as, part of his one unified spirit (non-dualism) or we can invent separated self-concepts, ideas, not truth and seem to be the separated self-concepts and do what we do on earth and it all seems real but it is all taking place inside our minds.
Because the idea of separation is a mental thing, a thing done by thinking, one can change one’s pattern of thinking, change one’s mind and now see one’s self in a different world, the world of light forms, or stop seeking separation and keep quiet and awaken to one’s real self, the formless unified self.
One has no place to separate to, one stops one’s mental games and stop deceiving one’s self and accept the self that God created one as, a unified self, unified with God and all sons of God and in it feel innocent sinless, guiltless, holy, peaceful happy and eternal.
In seeming separation, we feel sinful, guilty, unholy; those feelings maintain the separation game.
- Was there a physical death and resurrection of Jesus? Yes. He was crucified and died and was placed in a tomb; he left it and put on a light body and as a light body showed his self to his followers; thereafter, left and entered the formless universe of God and from there appear in the universe of light forms and indeed on earth, the universe of matter and dense forms, and talks to people. How do you know that the stranger that you are talking to on the street is not Jesus Christ?
- The Gnostic Christian perspective expressed above seems strange to those who today call themselves Christians; they do not know that during the first three hundred years of Christianity the Gnostic perspective was the dominant way Christians saw their religion. The Gospel of Thomas, one of the apostles, was gnostic; so was the gospels of Mary Magdalen, Judas, and some other apostles. Thereafter, politicians like Emperor Constantine in 325 CE transformed Gnostic Christianity to Athanasius Christianity, folks who take separation as real and see themselves as doing what we do on earth and since they are now a danger to each other, need a king to make laws that prevented them from harming and or killing each other; they set up kings and governments to rule them. In our extant world, a powerful government came to rule the separated ones and keep them in the dream land that they call their new home. This would be sad if it were real but because it is all a dream it is not sad; people can change their pattern of thinking and have happy dreams by forgiving each other or simply wake up, now, by loving each other in an unconditionally positive manner.
- I am currently rereading Joseph Murphy’s book, The Power of your subconscious mind. New York: Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin, 1963. It is a very insightful book: it recognizes that we place ideas and beliefs into our subconscious minds and from there they attract to us what we experience as our lives on earth. What needs to be added to Dr Murphy’s wonderful book is the idea that the entire universe is in our minds, conscious or subconscious minds; he wrote from what was called Science of Mind perspective (Ernest Homes take on metaphysics).
April 16, 2022