Category Archives: Disciples

(Make The Greatest Part of Life Sweet) Post for Day 133 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total; of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.

Robert Kennedy

In the measure of your life, make the greatest part of it filled with the sweetness of love and understanding.

Lamentations 3:24 ” The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, ” Therefore I hope in Him!”

(The Great Mistake Of Christian Vanity ) Post for Day 132 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.

Alexander Hamilton

The great mistake of Christian vanity is that of those that feel they are better than beast but are in fact no better themselves. Most do not realize that we are not created in God’s image from birth and have to be molded through their trials and trust to gain that image of the Creator that made them (Gen 2:4-9 Man was made before the 3rd day trees and was not made in God’s image as declared on day 6, as all is a step process of developing Christ within). It is only through understanding that forms us into a creation of purpose. The physical flesh is only dust that has been repurposed and shaped into a man shaped vessel of motion, made for action, but it is the “Man” of God that finds his true self via the truth imbued into all of creation. We start as the golem, a beast of clay or earth with the ability to move like a man, but you are never truly a “Man” until you can rise above your baser animal self. Until you learn to be a student of truth you are simply an animal or beast without true reasoning seeking constantly to fulfil your own selfish hungers and desires.

Consider these truths and read Ecclesiastes 3:21 and see that only a “Man” is him that rises up in his understanding and all else is that that returns to the dust without understanding like the golem of clay that is imbued with motion but yet is not truly “alive” because he does not grow in the light of reasoning and is one that is “dead” to the truth of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 3:

18 I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, that they may see that they themselves are like animals.”

19 For what happens to the sons of men also happens to animals; one thing befalls them: as one dies, so dies the other. Surely, they all have one breath; man has no advantage over animals, for all is vanity.

20 All go to one place: all are from the dust, and all return to dust.

21 Who knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, which goes down to the earth?

 

(All Things Truly Wicked Start From Innocence) Post for Day 131 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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All things truly wicked start from innocence.

Ernest Hemingway

This is the essence of the Garden of Eden. It is in becoming aware of your nakedness that leads to the death of your joy in the spirit.

Please read:

http://soulblindministry.com/2015/04/16/the-truth-of-the-garden-and-man/

http://soulblindministry.com/2015/04/24/the-tree-of-life-the-paragraph-that-will-forever-change-your-life/

(How Sweet It Is) Post for Day 130 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah Louise Delany

How sweet it is to be loved by you Lord, even in a life as short as this. :)

1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 

(RUN! RUN! RUN!) Post for Day 129 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.

Albert Einstein

We live in a world of excess but few are willing to pay the price. So we make up more ways of creating ease and then complain when the world does not please us or give us the comfort we desire. Nothing worth having ever comes easy, and no one said being a Christian makes you exempt from the troubles of the world. Remember God sends His rain and sunshine alike down upon the sinners and the saints. The only difference is we have hope and joy for a better and brighter tomorrow, be it in this life or the next.

Being Christian does not make you better than anyone. It only makes you more aware of the choices you make and the consequences of your actions. So we don’t choose the easy road of excess or complain when life gives us lemons. We simply thank God for the lessons learned and the means to beat our bodies, celestial and terrestrial, into shape and strive for the prize of promise called salvation.

So run without tiring and never look back… Run from the devil and run towards the prize, but most of all… Just run!

 

1 Corinthians 9

24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

 

(Love Your Enemies) Post for Day 128 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.

George Harrison

I have noticed that as I age my tolerance has been eaten away and sometimes that’s a slice of life that’s hard to swallow… but yet I think a part of me likes it.

I guess I need a little more prayer to handle those less than pleasant people. *Sigh*

Matthew 5:38-48

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’

39 But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.

40 If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.

41 And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.

42 Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’

44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?

48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

 

 

(The Spiritual Family) Post for Day 127 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

Desmond Tutu

Original Post:
http://soulblindministry.com/2014/01/30/unraveling-the-great-mystery-part-2/

THE FAMILY:

THE HOUSE

To understand the soul we need to see a family as living in a house. Now this house is the soul. You will see the soul referred to as several things in scriptures but a house is mentioned predominately and many times over as it is the cognitive state in which you are dwelling in. The soul is the center of your being that your truths reside in and it is the state of your understandings that determines everything from your foundations of your beliefs on up to everything you will believe in. The soul is a construct of many ideas that you have gathered from the world outside of you; all built up one-upon-another. This is much like a computer’s filing system as blocks or segments of knowledge. Now each of these blocks of information have their own voice, much like a recording and they are all calling out to you to be heard. None of the voices recognize the existence of other voice so they all call out every moment of the day. They are selfish and noisy and only desire to be heard thus they become a council of the past trying to influence your thinking today. The opinions of others affect you even when they are far from you and so our past haunts us and the house of the soul becomes a house of ghosts and lies because none of the voices are understood as real truth and are mostly noise. For this reason most of your mind is filled with noises that push and pull you to listen to them when it is time to make a decision, and many of your choices are an amalgam of everyone else’s opinions but your own. This noise makes it very difficult to find peace within when your thoughts are so shattered.

FATHER

Now a house cannot be a home unless love lives there, so a family must learn to unify and love each other for peace to quiet the council of ghosts. The family that occupies this house is actually much like a kingdom that is ruled by a king, guided by a church and served by the people. The father in this case is the mind, and he rules this house like a king that resides high in the tower of a castle that looks down upon his lands to get a better perspective on how to rule. So too does the father of a home need to be able to make hard choices that often don’t involve feelings of sentiment. He needs to see far into the distance to secure the lands of his home. Sometimes this requires conquest of new lands and sometimes it is only to protect what he owns. This is the role of the father and master (Lord) of the home called the “higher mind“. The higher mind is not feeling but reasons through everything; sorting out what is useful from what is not. It only looks for what is right as the mind is like a computer constantly trying to figure out what is best for the home. The higher mind feels little and sees far. It rules with an iron scepter as it only sees reason and little else.

MOTHER

Next comes the mother who balances the home. She is as the church that connects spirits as a bridge of understanding. From father to child she plays the peace keeper and care giver. She also knows the family very well. She is relational understanding that balances out mind and body with what we call “Wisdom“. Where the mind works in calculations and expectations the heart works in relational understanding. It takes information and it applies it to itself as relevant or not. So it relates all things to itself as an identity called the “Ego” or “Self“. The mind is the “Super-Ego” and the children are the “Id“. So this play of family relationship is cast upon a theatrical stage called the inner-world or “Psyche” which is Greek for “Soul“. The middle mind is the ego that balances out the “self” between the higher and lower mind.

Again you are the world and this world is a mirror of the world outside of you. So the soul world is divided into aspects of the world you know. The mind resides in an intangible state we call the sky or in Hebrew it’s called “Heaven“. Heaven simply means “sky” from the root word “Lofty” such as having lofty ideals. I am not sure when Christians took it to be something more than the sky itself as the Hebrew’s don’t have a “Heaven” as we do. When the “heavens” are mentioned to them they consider it being the word for sky.

Now the mind constantly seeks to know, and it is a primary driving force inside you, much like a typical father is driven by a goal (Even if mom thinks it’s crazy), hence when you read the Bible from the perspective of the God of the soul, God ceases to be thee “God” of the world outside of you and instead becomes the “Father” of the “Child” world inside of you that is trying to grow up. This is why in part He is known as the Father of all creation. You see this is the reality of your existence, that you are a child trying to become as your perfect parent by having “perfect understanding“. Thus we are being perfected in wisdom and truth thus becoming like the Son.

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus (Friend),

CHILD

So now the child is as the basic-self without any real understanding, so it needs to be ruled. It is primarily a beast that lives to satisfy its own hungers, but it can also be very useful as it is the driving force of discovery. Without want there would be no need, and without need there would be no action. The child is the world itself ruled in chaos. The kingdoms of the soul are without order and the world is filled with the darkness of ignorance, so the line “The earth longingly looks to the sky.” Is the primitive-self looking to the light of understanding for reason. This is about the basic-self wanting to gain elevation of truth as it only understands the basics of existence. It is very primitive and without understanding of higher truths you would be ruled in your immediate hungers/desires like most of the people around you today.

“The sea is the mother of balance that teaches her children to fly.”

Now this line again brings us back to the mother. This is the spirit waters that are divided on the second day of creation.

Genesis 1:6-7
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

7 Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so.

Where the first day is about illumination from darkness, or rather the inception of awareness, the second day is about the choices you must face now that light has dawned in your soul.

Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

FIRMAMENT

Remember that “God” at this level of the world-within is the higher mind’s reasoning which plays the part of the “Father” of creation that resides in the sky or heaven. And whereas you cannot touch thought you can however feel reasoning as it works within you like waves. Water is always likened to spirit in scriptures. Over and over you can see how it flows. Your spirit is either channeled as in rivers and streams or it gathers in reflective truths such as lakes and seas. Look to the miracles that Christ performs on the water. All are done on the “Sea of Galilee“. Galilee means “Circuit” or “Circle” and the sea again is a reflecting medium of truth, thus the division of waters is called the “Firmament“. The firmament is often seen to be either in the sky or later below as the sea itself. The firmament is the reflective medium of the spirit called the Universal Mirror of Truth. This is the means of seeing yourself reflected in God and vice versa. Remember the perspective you are looking at the world from right now. You are both playing God and you are also the world. So you are as both man and God looking into a mirror and reflecting in yourself.

Job 37:18 With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Reflecting truth in yourself is a hard thing to do as there is a division in your truths and a war rages inside you. But to understand this we must understand the waters below and above. You might call the waters the flow of “conscious thought“. So where the soul is a structure of building blocks of truth, the process of thinking is a flow like water. But now when you face a choice (It doesn’t matter what) the waters inside you divide into two extents. You then ask yourself “Does my choice weigh down to suit the basic desires of the “Id” or “Earth” or does it elevate to the desires of the “Super-ego” or “higher-mind” of heaven?” So thus the waters divide to seek for a better understanding that relates to itself to satisfy a need. You see this division in the first chapter of the book of Genesis.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SELF

The “Heaven” and “Earth” mentioned here are the divisibility of the Father and Child, which are the higher-self’s identity and the basic primitive desires of flesh. You can also attribute them to “Future” and “Past” selves. You see the “future is about yourhopes anddreams and the “past is about “what the world has told you that you are and all of what you are able to amount to. This is the “great divide” of the spirit later talked about in scriptures as a: chasm, abyss, gulf, etc.

Luke 16:26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’

Now again God at the level of the inner-world is the higher reasoning of the mind. Look too at the word used for God here.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

It’s “Elohim” which is defined as many gods or “judges” or “judgments” as if all are working towards one goal; unity. Unity is key to all things spiritual as it is the power of one great force. This is where we get the name “Omnipotent” or “Almighty” it is the same Greek word pantokratōr which is to rule as one power. This is the unification of truth we are striving for so that we may unite our inner-world as one great force. So then all judgments lead to one truth; to gain enlightenment and to elevate the child world so that it may be as an all-powerful god unified in inner-strength.

Psalms 82:6 I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.

Now keep in mind this is not about becoming GOD himself, but rather mirroring Him as His Son, which we are leading up to.

“God is the Father in heaven; the light that engages the mind.”

John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

So God is light and He enlightens the world of the soul called the “Psyche“. The psyche is the Greek word for “soul” which relates to knowledge and understanding hence this is where we get the word Psychology“. It comes from two words, “Psyche (Soul) and “Logos” (Light or Enlightenment) which means the study of the mind. The Bible is actually the first and best psychology/philosophy book there is though people did not recognize this until now. The ancient world had a great many famous philosophers but the Hebrew somehow were not known for it, but in reality they were the greatest of the lot and are actually the far most successful, even today, because the Bible is still the bestselling book of all time. Not to mention you are actually hearing the voice of God speaking through the lives of the people “chosenin the Bible. I am not sure if you can understand how amazing it is to know God has been talking to us this whole time through the lives of His “Chosen” people? Their lineage carries the message of truth called “Messiah” which brings freedom to the soul through enlightenment.

At the level of the soul we are no longer dealing in religion. There is no God or man here. We are all kings, fathers and children despite your physical gender. We are only souls looking to unify our internal family and world. You can still have your religion you came with, so come as you are, but at this level we are only seeing the words of God teaching us to mirror Him in truth. Now this is no ordinary truth but a universal truth found to be good by all. The definition for “Good” too is often not understood properly as it simply means “Agreeable“. Basically, if something is “good it is without fault and thus universally “agreeable“. But to be agreeable” it means it is agreed upon by more than one person and so it is actually agreed upon by all. So “agreeable” which is also “good” then means “to unify in understandingas a universal truth. And if “Good” brings unity then what does “Evil” bring?

Mark 10:18 So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.

END PART 2 (Cont.)

(A Little Lost With The Loss Of My Father) Post for Day 126 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama

 

 

Age is the instrument of change.

My father past away this weekend and though I barely knew him I remember him. May God have found what I have lost.

 

 

(Happy Father’s Day) Post for Day 125 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.

Usher

 

Not knowing what the future holds is what makes the effort of getting there so wonderful.

 

Happy Father’s Day

(In honor of my father who just passed away this weekend… Thank you)

 

(His Sweet Truth Is The Voice That Heals The World) Post for Day 124 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet.

Neale Donald Walsch

 

His Ssweet truth is the voice that heals the world.

 

Psalms 119:103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!