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Divine Food from God and Christ

“A man who is possessed of much substance, and has both servants and children, gives a different kind of food to the servants from what he gives to his own born children, because the children are the father’s heirs, and eat with him, being made like to their father. Even so, Christ, the true master of the house, who created all things himself, nourishes the evil and the unthankful, but the children whom He has begotten of His own substance, to whom He has imparted of His grace, in whom the Lord is formed, these He provides beyond others with special refreshment. … Those who possess the true inheritance have been begotten as sons of a heavenly Father. … If we then desire to be born of the heavenly Father, we ought to do something that exceeds the rest of mankind.” ~St. Macarius the Egyptian

Divine Food

What is the divine food that we get from God and Christ? It isn’t meat or bread. It isn’t even apples. It isn’t anything material since the world of matter is the fallen world. The divine food is sometimes called manna or grace. It is actually Light. Not just any light. The divine food is spiritual light, a special frequency of light.

All Are Fed

The divine food, the spiritual light flows to all. It comes to us on Earth through the spiritual sun acting as intermediary. The light reaches all of us. But it isn’t so much that God or Christ chooses how much of that divine light each of us should get. It is more that we choose how much of it to take in and use. The same amount reaches each of us, generally speaking, but our frequencies, our thoughts determine how much is absorbed.

True Inheritance

The true inheritance we receive from God is an awakened spirit and soul. Many people have a soul, but only a very few ever bother to awaken it. This is usually because they don’t know they need to. In other cases, they know but think it will happen automatically when the body dies. But you can’t wait until death to awaken the soul. We need to do it now.

Only with an awakened soul can we achieve Gnosis, Divine Knowledge. Only an awakened soul can reach the highest levels of consciousness. And that is what is necessary in order to help in the transformation of the planet back into spirit. So if we want to do something that “exceeds the rest of mankind,” we need to start by awakening our spiritual faculties. We don’t exceed the rest of mankind by building monuments to materialism. Likewise, collecting huge amounts of money (and depriving others in the process) isn’t really exceeding the rest of mankind. It is our spiritual deeds that matter.

So eat the divine food. Take in God’s Light from the spiritual sun. Awaken and start making use of your spiritual faculties. Don’t let them go to waste. Don’t let the world you live in go to waste.

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One in Christ – a Union of Souls

“How close, how dear is the union of souls, made one in Christ! … There is no union more pure, more strong, than the union of souls in Christ! In this manner, pure as delightful, the saints in Heaven possess each other in God. …

“Let your soul have within it a continual yes. When the heart is in union with God, there is no Nay—it is Yes, be it so, which reverberates through the soul. This Yes, this suppleness, renders the heart agreeable. …

“In proportion as our will passes into the will of God, the desires which are the offspring of the will, are subjugated, and the soul is reduced to unity with God. As the soul advances in the life of God, its natural or selfish movements decrease.” ~Madam Guyon

One in Christ

We should not confuse being one in Christ and being one with Jesus. Jesus was a man who became Christ, but the Christ spirit has existed forever and has taken up temporary residence in other people besides Jesus. Being one with Christ means being one with God and God’s Divine Plan. Being one with Christ means being one with all souls everywhere. It isn’t limited to Christians. Anyone of any faith can serve God.

This union is pure because only a pure soul can be allowed to unite with the God spirit or God Consciousness. God must be pure, unpolluted. A polluted soul cannot unite with God until it is purified.

Continual Yes

Madam Guyon is not suggesting that we become “Yes Men” like those employed by Donald Trump who must agree to everything he says of get fired. What she is saying is that once the soul has joined with God, it finds it cannot resist doing what God wants. As with many others, however, I think Guyon is mixing attributes and actions of the soul with those of the mind. I don’t think an awakened soul ever resists God. But when the soul is dormant, the mind can, and often does.

It is possible that a recently awakened soul may not be completely doing what God wants. This is out of ignorance rather than resistance. The newly awakened soul is, in some ways, like a newborn child. It must learn before it can function in a useful way. Slowly, the soul learns and grows just as the body and mind do. It is only when it has become one with God that it totally understands God’s Plan and desires completely to participate in it. And wanting to serve God s being One in Christ.

Subjugated Desires

It is part of human nature to have desires. Some are good, some are not. It is not always easy to tell which is which. We all know, for example, that murder is wrong. Yet millions of us accept that it is acceptable to kill others if we are at war and our government tells us to.

A fully awakened soul that is one in Christ knows better. Such a person always knows what is rights and what is wrong. He doesn’t listen to his ego or his government. He listens to God on such matters. You can do that when you are one with God. Which is why the only real hope for man to ever live in peace and harmony is a spiritual awakening where we all become one in Christ.

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Christ Consciousness and Madam Guyon

“There is within me an inward testimony to the truth; so deep that all the world could not shake it. It is the work of God upon my heart, and partakes of his own immutability. It seems to me that all the difficulties of theologians concerning this state arises from viewing it, not in the light of divine truth and power, but in the light of the creature. It is true, the creature in itself, is only weakness and sin; but when it leases God to new-create the soul, and make it one with himself, it is then transformed into the likeness of Christ.

“Who will dare limit the power of God? … In this state, we understand the mutual secrets of the lover and the beloved.” ~ Madam Guyon

Inward Testimony

The awakened spirit and soul of someone like Madam Guyon doesn’t have to guess at the truth, speculate on it, or debate with others about it. They know what is true. They know it so completely and convincingly that to question it is ridiculous. This is what materialists can’t seem to grasp. It isn’t necessary to finds proofs. It isn’t necessary to consult others. Conducting experiments is fine, but even that is superfluous. When you absolutely know truth as the soul does, such things are a waste of time done only to help others understand.

One thing we must be careful of, however, is the idea that all the answers lie within ourselves. Madam Guyon thinks of her spirit and soul as something inside, so she words it that way. In actuality, the spirit is as much outside of us as it is inside. The soul is also not limited to internal space. In addition, the means of awakening or activating the dormant spirit and soul lie outside of us, not within. Specifically, we need to turn to the spiritual sun to absorb the energy needed to awaken the spirit and soul and (eventually) achieve Christ Consciousness

Creature and Soul

Madam Guyon is a little harsh on the material person—the physical body and the brain-mind—which she refers to as “the creature”. She is, in essence, putting a non-awakened person on the same level as a horse or a frog. While harsh, it is basically true. Yet we have to remember that such “creatures” are part of the great God Consciousness as much as we are and deserving of respect because of it.

The awakened person is something far beyond that simple “creature”. The soul can travel through time and space as easily as you walk to the neighbor’s house. And it can travel to the higher dimensions of spirit where the physical body cannot go. Continue reading “Christ Consciousness and Madam Guyon”

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Begotten Twice in a World of Duality

“This is He who was begotten from the Godhead according to His nature, and from manhood not after His nature, and from baptism not after His custom; that we might be begotten from manhood according to our nature. … He then was begotten from the Godhead, He that came to a second birth; in order to bring us to the birth that is discourses of. …Who supposes that his beginning was from Mary, may be admonished that His Godhead is before all; so that whoever has concluded His beginning to be corporeal, may be proved to err hereby that His issuing forth from the Father may be narrated. The Father begat Him.” ~St Ephraim the Syrian

Begotten

There has been arguments on both sides since His birth on whether or not Jesus Christ was “begotten” like a human or was created by God. St Epraim is doing his best to try to clear up the confusion, though his way of putting it is in itself confusing. Lets try to clear it up. Jesus Christ had a dual nature. He was both human and divine, spirit and flesh. For convenience, we will refer to the human side as Jesus and the divine as Christ.

Begotten from Manhood

When St. Ephraim says that Jesus was begotten from manhood, he is saying that the human Jesus was begotten in the normal human way by Mary and Joseph. The idea that Mary was a virgin was a fantasy added centuries later when Christianity began to move into areas where the worship of a virgin goddess was common. Early Christians often had Jesus or Mary assume the attributes of a local god or goddess to become more appealing to the people in that area. But that was Jesus, not Christ.

Begotten from the Godhead

Christ is a different matter. This pure spirit is the first begotten of God, the first creation. He was not born with Jesus, but entered Jesus when Jesus was born. Christ existed long before the birth of Jesus and was not born at all in the sense that we usually mean it. Continue reading “Begotten Twice in a World of Duality”

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