children of God

Children of God Awakened by the Sun

“It is troublesome thing to mortify the evil Will of Self; none are willing to do it. We would all gladly be the Children of God, if we might be so with the rough garment of fallen nature about us. But this cannot be. This world passeth away, and the outward life must die; what good can the adoption of the mortal body of flesh and blood only do me?

“If we would inherit the Fillation, we must also put on the New Man which alone can inherit it, as being like the Deity. God will have no sinners in Heaven, but only such as have been born anew and become Children, and to have put on Heaven.

“Therefore it is not so easy a matter to become a Child of God, as men imagine. Indeed, it is not a troublesome thing to him that hath put on the Fillation, whose light shineth; for it is joy to such a one. …

“A man must wrestle till the dark center that is shut up tight breaketh open, and the Spark lying hid therein kindles and from thence the noble Lily-branch sprouts, as from the divine grain of mustard-seed as Christ saith. A man must pray earnestly with great humility, and for a while, become a fool of his own Reason, and see himself void of understanding therein, until Christ be formed in the new incarnation.” ~Jacob Boehme

Will of Self

When referring to the Will of Self, Boehme does not mean the ego or will in a general sense, but very specifically the type of will common in a narcissist where the person wants the entire universe to conform to his ideas rather than the other way around. The human will is not necessarily arrogant, but it is in many. If properly tamed and controlled by the higher Self, it is a useful tool while we are in the realm of matter. Without a will, we accomplish nothing, we have no desire to accomplish.

Children of God

When Boehme wrote this several hundred years ago, he was probably correct in saying that all wanted to be the Children of God. Those days are over. Today, a large part of the population question the very existence of God. Others believe in God, but think they have no responsibility to behave in any particular way, or to accomplish certain deeds to be welcomed by God into heaven.

But those of us who take God seriously and want to be part of His Kingdom, the quest to become true Children of God remains strong. We know that being children of God is not about where you were born, what church you go to, or how many crystals you own. The children of God are those who take seriously the teachings of the spiritual masters who started most major religions and the ancient mystery schools. The don’t worship Jesus, they follow His teachings. They don’t spend an hour a week in church and the rest of the week being a devoted materialist. They don’t just sit on the sofa dreaming about going to heaven so they can manifest it, they go out and follow the path all the ancients knew to get there. Continue reading “Children of God Awakened by the Sun”

Share
Christ-like nature

Christ-Like Nature Within Us All

“Spiritual union is a state of the soul very clear in my perception, although I may not be able to give you a definite impression of this state. In order to benefit you, it became necessary for me to enter into your state, to have an experimental knowledge, an endurance and suffering of the same state. By this experience I have been brought into closer relation to God, partaking more fully of the Christ-like nature by being rendered capable bearing the infirmities of others. And I have had, also, a clearer idea of that quality of God, whereby he multiplies holy souls, by the communication of himself. In this experience, the soul appears to be in God, and God in her, as first cause, drawing and penetrating in the soul nearest to himself, and by penetration, in this soul, drawing, through her instrumentality, many other Souls.

“So pure and transparent is this soul, that there seems to be no space between the first Mover and the souls moved by the instrumentality. There is a difference between the ray and the body of the sun, although it is difficult to separate the ray from the sun.” ~Madam Guyon

Spiritual Union

Spiritual union can happen only when the soul becomes one with God or with the All-Soul. The body cannot unite like that, nor can the mind. Only the soul can do it. But only after the soul has been awakened. It is a difficult thing to do and few achieve it while still trapped in the realm of matter. Difficult, but well worth the effort. One who has united with the All knows the why of everything. Such a person knows, if only on a subconscious level, what is real and what is illusion. They are not easily fooled by anyone or anything. They are not likely to be drawn away from the path of ongoing enlightenment.

Christ-Like Nature

We all have a Christ-like nature within us, though it lies dormant in most. It is part of the divine soul, and few of us ever awaken that soul. We might be born with the mundane soul, the animal soul, awake, but not the divine soul that connects us to God and our Christ-like nature.

Christ is the first creation, the first child of God. God gave Christ the power to create as He did. So Christ can be considered the creative power of God. God thinks of it and Christ creates it. And that creative power is in each of us. That is our Christ-like nature. Continue reading “Christ-Like Nature Within Us All”

Share
chosen

Chosen Soldiers of God and Christ

“Yeshua said, I shall choose you as one from a thousand and as two from ten thousand and they will stand as a single one.
“His students said, Show us the place where you are. We must seek it. He said to them, Whoever has ears should hear. There is light within a person of light and it shines on the whole world. If it does not shine it is dark.
“Yeshua said, Love your brother like your soul. Protect that person like the pupil of your eye.
Yeshua said, You see the speck in your brother’s eye but not the beam in your own eye. When you take the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
“If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the Shabbat as Shabbat,you will not see the father.
“Yeshua said, When you strip naked without being ashamed and take your clothes and put them under your feet like small children and trample them, then you will see the child of the living one and you will not be afraid.
“Yeshua said, Often you wanted to hear these sayings I am telling you, and you have no one else from whom to hear them. There will be days when you will seek me and you will not find me.
“Yeshua said, The Pharisees and the scholars have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them. They have not entered, nor have they allowed those who want to enter to go inside. You should be shrewd as snakes and innocent as doves.
“Yeshua said, Whoever has something in hand will be given more and whoever has nothing will be deprived of the paltry things possessed.” ~The Gospel of Thomas

One From a Thousand

When Jesus said that one from a thousand or two from ten thousand would be chosen. We are tempted to question His knowledge of basic arithmetic. “Shouldn’t one from a thousand mean five from ten thousand? We ask. But it should not be thought of that way. It is not intended as an accurate statement of statistics. Rather, He is simply saying that it is rare to find one who is ready, willing, and able to be one of the chosen. You might find, if you are lucky, one in a group of a thousand, or perhaps only two in ten thousand. Perhaps only three in a million. The point is, few meet the necessary qualifications to be one, though there are many who think they are simply because of where they were born or the church they belong to. In truth, neither of those things matters one bit. Most of the churches that call themselves Christian these days do not follow the teachings of Jesus. And when He said those of Israel were God’s Chosen, It didn’t mean the nation of Israel, but rather those who follow and obey the Will of God.

Light in a person of Light

Yes, there is light in a person of light. But that doesn’t mean the light originates within that person. Nor does it mean that the person finds that light within himself and only within himself. We do have to look within, but also without. The light comes to us from the stars, and beyond. It comes from the physical universe as well as the spiritual universes above it. It comes to us directly from the spiritual sun. We take it within ourselves and feed our body, mind, and soul with it. But it originates outside of us. Continue reading “Chosen Soldiers of God and Christ”

Share
antique mysteries

Antique Mysteries, Schools and Magical Initiations

“The mysteries of the antique world appear to have been attempts –often by way of a merely magical initiation—to ‘open the immortal eyes of man inwards’: exalt his powers of perception until they could receive the messages of a higher degree of reality. In spite of much eager theorizing, it is impossible to tell how far they succeeded in this task. To those who had a natural genius for the infinite, symbols and rituals which were doubtless charged with ecstatic suggestions, and often dramatized the actual course of the Mystic Way, may well have brought some enhancement of consciousness: though hardly that complete arrangement of character which is essential of the mystic’s entrance on the true Illuminated State. Hence Plato only claims that ‘he whose initiation is recent’ can see Immortal Beauty under mortal veils’

“’O blessed he in all wise,
Who hath drank the Living Fountain
Whose life no folly staineth
And whose soul is near to God:
Whose sins are lifted pall-wise
As he worships on the mountain.’

“Thus sang the initiates of Dionysus; that mystery cult to which the Greeks seem to have expressed all they knew of the possible movement of consciousness through rites of purification to the ecstasy of the Illuminated Life.” ~Evelyn Underhill

Antique Mysteries

I prefer to call them “ancient mysteries” rather than “antique mysteries”. I think many young people today interpret antique as meaning outdated, stodgy, and superseded by new methods and technologies. Some feel the same way about “ancient mysteries,” but I think that phrase has fewer problems than “antique mysteries”.

Many who call themselves spiritual these days don’t object to either term, but to the fact that these mystery schools had students who spent years studying and gradually awakening their spiritual faculties. In this age of computers and nearly-instant gratification, they seek overnight solutions. Sadly, there are popular authors of books who give it to them—sort of. But these happy books with instant solutions are the McDonald’s of spiritual growth. They are to real spirituality what McDonald’s is to a healthy gourmet meal. The Antique Mysteries were real, not pretend. Continue reading “Antique Mysteries, Schools and Magical Initiations”

Share