I am in the pursuit of communion with, or conscious awareness of the ultimate reality, true divinity, spiritual truth, or “God” through direct experience, intuition, direct knowledge or insight. I read the bible (KJV) cover to cover several times and I developed some insights that may or may not be orthodox;
So please, bare with me as I attempt to uncover more TRUTH.
I believe that ‘God’ is the foremost and final reality; everything else is illusion.
Everything else is illusion; including heaven and hell. [Matthew 24:35]
That being said, I seek God before anything else.
I want to find God, not go to heaven and I would rather burn in a literal hell if I can't find God.
It’s been said that time is only a mental concept arising from the consciousness of change in the phenomenal world; whereas eternity is noumenal, changeless, extending into neither the "past" nor the "future", and therefore is an immeasurable "present".
Time is an illusion because it can only be perceived; and our perceptions are subject to many things that make them inconsistent.
Time is a substance that is perceived by the mind the same way that light is perceived by the eyes; and since it is only perceived (by our faulty senses) can we safely say that time (as we know it) exists?
Look up at the night sky and see the stars that no longer exist; time has definitely left its mark on them, but our perception of them seem constant in our mind. A perception that is withheld in the mind is merely a memory; and strangely, most of what makes our reality "real" are these snapshots, taken by the mind, of what [seems] constant.
Everything is in a constant state of flux; (There have been billions, probably trillions of changes that have taken place within my body since I wrote this original post) and yet, WE are in a constant state of recollection.
What we perceive as the "present" is only a recollection of information that has been passed through our perception.
WE ARE ONLY MEMORIES OF OURSELVES with a destined outcome, which has been set in an eternity with no beginning or end by THE ALMIGHTY WILL who set it in motion.
Eons before the galaxies produced the now dead and dying stars we see today WE were created by this same WILL, [Jeremiah 1:5] and one day I know that the veil of this illusion will be lifted and only THE TRUTH will remain.
I feel that it is my duty as someone who believes in THAT TRUTH to let go of these illusory and temporal things while I can, before these things let go of me!
I believe that our spirit’s journey back to God [Ecclesiastes 12:7] doesn’t necessarily begin once our body (our spiritual anchor to this “physical existence”) changes form and returns to the earth.
I don’t want to wait until then, because it most likely will be too late.
The belief in a Triune God is a controversial subject for me because the light is pure, and the instrument observing that light is not.
Is God like a diamond with many facets?
Are we like kaleidoscopes observing a perfect light through an imperfect tube?
Or is that light multispectral and we are only capable of perceiving a part of it?
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Is salvation in being “made one” in The Father and The Son?
I’m going to take a look at this through the spectacles of a materialist.
Matter is merely condensed energy vibrating at different frequencies. It’s been said that Love is the highest vibration that could be emitted by man; and I heard somewhere that “God is Love”.
So, if Love is the highest note on the harp of humanity, the only way we’re going to have any hope is if we all get in tune.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Was Jesus put on this earth to show us that it is possible (for us) to become ONE with the ultimate reality?
Or was he just trying to save us from ourselves?
If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.
I think that the message here is very clear. If you invest in illusory and temporal things, your investment will be DESTROYED. The wise man builds his house on the rock. The foolish man builds his house on the sand…
This is why I don’t believe in heaven and hell in the traditional sense. I believe that our spirit will go back to God, [Ecclesiastes 12:7] and whether or not it’s a pleasurable experience, is up to us.