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(Seeds of Truth Grow Earth To Heaven) Post for Day 230 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


What springs from earth dissolves to earth again, and heaven-born things fly to their native seat.

Marcus Aurelius


Seeds of Truth Grow Earth To Heaven

Only through the power of Truth does one ascend from his first estate as a slave to sin to the highest abode of the soul (mind) called the “Kingdom of Heaven” (Higher State of Enlightenment).

For only he who overcomes adversity through their endeavors to understanding builds a house of many truths and inherits a more noble self that is crowned in victory.

So thus wisdom grows within your heart like seeds planted in the fertile filth of your past to grow a tree of life turning earth into a throne in heaven.


Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Revelation 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

(Blame Always Finds The Innocent) Post for Day 229 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove.



Blame Always Finds The Innocent

Judgment cares little for the wicked but obsesses over the innocent… and thus the finger is always pointed away.


The innocent do not blame, yet the judgmental blame all the wrong things. The verses below do not fully reflect this yet only one line is given unto the raven and five are given to the dove.


Genesis 8:

7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;

9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;

11 And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.

Luke 15:11-32 (The Prodigal Son)

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Luke 15:11-32 (The Prodigal Son)

The Bible is all about you and your principles that you build up like stones into a house made of pure understanding where the reflection of God can reside within (IE: House of God). These concepts we build are living truths or living stones that live lives much like real men in that we have conception of ideas and are born. These ideas then mature and are tested and refined. They marry and join to wisdom as wives (IE: self-relational) whom then conceive and bring forth new building concepts called sons (in Hebrew ‘son’ means ‘builder of the house’) and when a concept has matured fully it dies and is laid to rest and becomes memorialized as a memory, and thus the new primary concept (First Son: Primary establishing idea) takes over the establishment of the mind/soul as master of the house of your understanding. The story of the prodigal is about an ideal that brings forth two separate aspects of self-relation that must be tested to see which ideal is most worthy of gaining understanding. ‘What do I do with my beliefs?’ you question. These are the riches of truth you possess and value. So do you waste you loyalties or fidelity to the higher understanding you have gained on foolish empty things that do not last, or do retain and maintain them as precious treasures to sustain you through eternal enlightenment? So what is greater: Passion or Patience?

Luke 15:11-32

11 And he said, A certain man (Imagine you have a primary “Ideal” that you would like to establish) had two sons (Two building truths: These are concepts of Passion & Patience):

12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living (Your Passion within demands to be satisfied for all your hard efforts).

13 And not many days after the younger son (That which builds ceases to gain understanding) gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country (Passion leads to a foreign state of being), and there wasted his substance with riotous living. (Your Passion seeks immediate gratification and thus wastes all that is at its disposal as it is void of understanding. Think of a dog eating without savoring.)

14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. (Passion takes your efforts and wastes them leaving you with a great dissatisfaction within so thus you hunger/desire for understanding)

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country (You then now find yourself residing in a new and unnatural foreign state of being like depression or dissatisfaction); and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. (Swine are an attribute or nature of yourself like pigheadedness, obstinateness and without care. In other words you refuse to change)

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. (There is no supporting structure in which to fulfill the desires of your Passion. Everything is then an endless void of emptiness and there is no truth or substance to satisfy your need to understand.)

17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants (Supporting ideals) of my father’s (Foundational and established understanding) have bread (Understanding: Truth) enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! (You seek to understand but you are lost without returning to where you once built up you understanding rather than pursuing the nothingness of vanity)

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, (You say ‘I have profaned the higher understanding and I wish to return to that which fills me with truth so thus I will rise up and make amends with my former estate and grow)

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. (No longer is my Passion worthy of ruling me but rather I will use it to support the greater truth)

20 And he arose, and came to his father (You return then to you former endeavors). But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. (Your Passion is not unwelcomed for it is clearly seen as a good and wonderful thing for it is a worthy and loving part of you building process so it is quickly embraced and greeted with a kiss.)

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. (Passion is now humbled into submission for it accepts its faults as it knows that if it is left unchecked will lead you astray. So a new understanding is gained that seeks only to support the greater ideal)

22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: (Thus Passion is restored with authority to rule and progress in building the house of your understanding)

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: (You gain the strength of the things you eat, thus consuming of the attributes of prosperity, strength and service are celebrated)

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. (For you were lost in your pursuits but now you have regained a better understanding through your wanderings by understanding yourself better and thus your Passion is raised up to a higher status within)

25 Now his elder son was in the field (Patience): and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. (Patience cannot understand this new harmony that is happening within that came from the return of your Passion)

26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. (So you question then this new joy that you have found through the return of your Passion)

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. (Your Passion has returned and it is found worthy of acceptance)

28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. (Your Patience then can not enter into the house of understanding as it cannot relate to rashness as it is its nature to be patient and wait for good things to come rather than to seek them, so you must then reconcile you inner-conflict to create harmony)

29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: (Patience cannot see that not all things come to those who wait alone, but that one must also have Passion to seek to understand new things to gain true prosperity of truth as riches)

30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. (You ask of yourself “My Passion has led me astray and I have joined to foreign concepts and yet it is acceptable as a worthy pursuit?”)

31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. (Patience is a great virtue and all good things do come to those who wait… yet)

32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. (Passion must not die for it is a greater part of who you are and that it must live and prosper, and even though it went astray for a time it has returned and brought with it the joy of gaining a greater understanding to your heart).

It is Passion that fuels your need for discovery and it is Patience that balances and satisfies your desires and establishes your higher understanding.

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(My Tell All Story) Post for Day 228 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

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Stop being Soul Blind (So Blind) to the truth.

This blog is filled with founding truths from the world’s first self-help book called the Bible, but not the Bible as you may know it. God is the Great Artist and what He paints becomes real and alive. His words are living images of inner-truths written through the lives of those He chose to reach YOU. Each word of the Bible is made from a series of symbols that have meaning beyond what you are taught in a church classroom. It is a secret language of icons and there is another book hidden in plain sight within the Bible you already own and once you learn the sign language of the soul… The “Book of Secrets” will be revealed.

My name is Daniel Lyons and this is my story of discovery.



Matthew 11: 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

God has a plan for everyone and everything. So, listen carefully to what He’s saying, because sometimes other voices get in the way… mainly your own.

So what’s my story? Simply put, God called and I listened. Not because I wanted to but because He wanted me to and when He wants your attention, He gets it!

So there I was, barely 40 years old and behind bars… for a crime I never committed.

Hell on Earth!Yes, there I was 5 rows up and 27 cells in, and to be honest, if I said “I did it” you would probably love me more for changing my ways… But if I claim “I didn’t do it”, you will most likely take the opposite stance and think ‘Hmmm, sure he didn’t. They’re all innocent’. So I gain nothing by claiming that I’m innocent. In fact I would probably lose a little of your respect for it. But what do I care? I am not here to please you. I am not here to make you love me. The truth is I NEVER did the crime. What you believe, you will believe, and the rest is between me and God.


Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

You can not begin to imagine the horrors of a place like this. This was the essence of Hell on earth. No greenery, no blue sky, no daylight and worst of all, no one to love you… Does God live in a place like this? YOU BET HE DOES!

Any place you find pain, terror, tears, or misery you will find souls calling-out for mercy. In prisons, in hospitals, in the halls of suffering, God is there in ways that you can never understand until you have seen it first hand.

So how did it all start?:

I was a good kid, though a little… HYPER! I once rocked the springs out of the family sofa and I drove my step-father CRAZY! But I was a good kid.

The worst thing I ever did was steal a Hershey Chunk bar from the 7-11 on the corner from my house. I almost got caught too! I had broken my arm “playing” football. That would be a great claim to fame but back then I was a walking stick. So there I was, 8 years old me, looking around the candy aisle suspiciously and stuffing a chocolate bar into the sling of my cast. I was poor kid and I just wanted something sweet to eat, but the oppressive pangs of guilt spilt forth from my childish subconscious, wondering if I would go to jail or Hell. The chime rang on the door as it opened it to the world of Liberated Chocolate when I heard the call of clerk at the register “Hey kid! Come here!”

Me in my best 8-year-old non-guilty voice cried “Yes?”

“Let me look in your sling.” called the clerk of doom with the eyes of a hawk.

“Um” I gulped.

I mentally searched through my limited list of excuses: The dog ate my homework… It wasn’t me… I don’t know… Mommy! Nothing seemed to fit this very new and frightening situation! Heck, what do you expect from me, I was only 8! Suddenly a glimmer of hope as an idea popped into my brain! I realized that my sling was bulky with my winter gloves that I had just stuffed in as I walked into the store. I knew he would see the candy bar if I got closer… Wait a minute. He only sees my gloves!

“You mean my gloves Mister?” I asked from a distance with a childlike squeak and showed them to him (See, no candy here. Mua ha ha!)

“Oh… Um, never mind kid.” he said crest fallen that his triumph over an evil-8-year-mastermind was thwarted.

…And as I ate my sweet spoils of victories on the way to school, my joys turned to ash in my mouth as my mind swam with fears of what would have happened if I had got caught. Would my parents find out? Would I go to jail? Am I bad person and going to Hell? I was only eight and I was scared straight by these prospects and guilt and thus-ended my life of crime. Since then I have never really been tempted to steal ever again. Even when times were hard!

I had a tough life growing up. Not as hard as some, but hard enough. We moved a lot, we were poor and lived in some pretty scary places but I always talked to God. I knew if He heard my thoughts then I had nothing to hide. So why lie to Him? Why pretend to be someone I wasn’t, so all my thoughts were shared with Him.

I went to a lot of schools and I was always the new-kid, but I grew up no worse for wear. I married my first and only girlfriend. We had two wonderful children that were my whole world. We had a beautiful girl and an adorable son who unfortunately was born with a major heart defect…And I loved them both very much.

I worked a lot of long hours. I was very good at what I did. I made a good living making video games and we moved to a nice home in a wonderful neighborhood. But we made too many sacrifices and though we tried very hard we made too many mistakes along the way. We tried to make it work for many years. But eventually it all fell apart. But I never once stopped loving them. I gave them everything and dedicated my life to them. I held back nothing and sacrificed everything for them… but they still were taken away.

I was accused of a crime for a thing I could never do… I am a man of principles. I don’t yield to blackmail on any level. The refusal to pay sparked a hell storm that caused me to lose everything in my life that I loved. I never folded. I never cried. I never gave in. I knew I was innocent but they made it so hard. Who can beat a county that convicts 98.6% of everyone they suspect of a crime? Who can beat that? How is that even possible? But, I was determined to win! I fought for a year but as I was locked up the entire time… Then I remembered a child who talked to God in everything. And here I was a man whom only a year before gave up on God. I had somehow stopped talking to God. How had I Forgot? And then suddenly there He was with me in a jail cell that’s smaller than a coat closet. My wife had left me. My children stopped writing… and all my “friends” fell away, most never knowing what had happened to me. My car was repossessed. My house was stolen in the divorce. I was alone with nothing but principles and determination.

But God was there. He heard me. Turns out He was there the entire time.

This was shared with me by a man I shared a cell with, and it really helped explain it all:

“It’s like, you are a father. And yo’ child is still really small. But you ain’t seen em’ fo’ a long long time. You open yo’ arms only a few steps away, and ya’ look inta’ that child’s eyes, and you call them and ask dat’ they only come to ya’ so you can hold em’. Dey’ take a step in yo’ direction, but suddenly they turn to a toy, or somethin’ shiny and they pick it up! And now they call it “Daddy”. And so you call dem’ again… and again they turn to ya’, and start walkin’ yo’ way, but then they suddenly STOP! An’ they turn ta’ somethin’ else. And they do this, again and again. So, yo’ there with tears in yo’ eyes, and ya’ patiently call hoping dey’ may recognize yo’ voice. And when dey’ turn that one last time and see you, there with tears of joy in yo’ eyes and they call you “Daddy”. You run to them and you pick dem’ up into yo’ arms and YOU NEVAH’ LET DEM’ GO!”

I then realized that we all do this. We turn to idols of things that master our lives. Shiny baubles without meaning; drugs, sex, money, power, you-name-it and we call it “Master”. These things take away everything and give us nothing in return but emptiness and grief. We do this all the time yet the real answers are right there in front of us, always within arm’s reach… We just gotta’ reach out and take it!

This man had no concept of the story of the “Prodigal Son” and He knew nothing of God’s promise’s, but he knew more about love and God then most “Christians” I knew, just by loving his family. He said to me that night that, “I think I finally get it. I think I can hear what sounds like a stadium full o’ thousands of angels, cheerin’.” We wept that night, he and I, and he accepted Christ and the next day… he was released from jail.

I was in jail for a year, “fighting” my “case”. I met a great number of men while I was there. Most were confused and hurting souls but one-by-one they started coming to me for answers, even a few guards would take me out of my cell late at night to talk with me alone about the amazing things I had discovered in the Scriptures. They even broke the rules and confided in me personal things that only a trusted friend should know. I became a confidant and a spiritual adviser to many of the men in my dormitory. God used me in ways I can’t pretend to understand. I’ve never had the answers but when I came to that dorm there were fights and chaos, and even suicides. When I left… there was strangely a sense of peace. I know that we influence each other. We effect and affect others with our lives. So I learned, that you need to be the person that you want the world to be, and others will mirror your example, even if imperfectly. See them as you want them to be. Lift them up and encourage them. Love them unconditionally and they WILL BECOME THAT PERSON that God wants and needs them to be!

I didn’t know the any of the answers when I first got to jail. I even had a great many questions. I had no books to research with and that was frustrating to say-the-least. It was such a cold, bleak place without sunshine or hope but the more I prayed and meditated and asked HE GAVE ME! Books would come to me, provided by the people around me that I barely even knew. Men brought every bit of relevant materials they possessed. Some were sent to them by family members or they handed-down from inmate-to-inmate over the years. There was no library but however it was that the material got there, they somehow came to me. Bibles, dictionaries, science books, letters, studies…EVERYTHING I NEEDED CAME TO ME! I had no radio, TV, or internet. All I had was a Bible and a prayer. “Lord, empty me. Let me become less and you become more and please help me to find the answers I need.” And He did give. He gave and gave. I learned that when you are quiet, He speaks. When you pray, He listens. But while you are asking, or listening to anyone else, it is very hard to hear Him. So it is in meditation and in the quiet of the heart and mind, and through the signs that are all around you that He shows you things that logic can never explain.

I was never alone. I was Daniel in the lion’s den. No lions opened their mouth to me. HE SHUT THE MOUTHS OF THE LIONS AROUND ME… Praise you God! And thank you for my trials that made me a better me!

It was a year’s journey like nothing I could imagine. Many lives were helped and changed. It was such an amazing journey. I grew as a man and Christian. Forged in the fires of perdition. I was an instrument of good and a sword of light that held back the dark of night!

My trial was now only two weeks away and I was ready to be set free… But it seems God had a different plan.

“NOT YET MY SON. YOUR SERVICE IS YET NEEDED FURTHER”. There was more than the service I did in the county jail, it seemed. “NOW YOU MUST GO DEEPER”. And deeper I went! Straight into the jaws of Hell! I said earlier that I went to prison, and so I did. I was about to go to trial and risk everything and fight for my innocence, but in the holding cell just before I went into the courtroom, where I had to make my final decision about going to trial or taking a plea bargain, a man was brought in to my cell. He was vile man. He was vile in ways that are hard to explain. He said and did things that shamed even the other hardened criminals around me. But when the time came and I was about to go to the court room, shackled like an animal, the guards came and took this “Ever so lovely fellow” and me, and put us both in a holding-cell together… You know, to hang out together, and wait… and chat. And here I am thinking, “Great, biggest decision of my life and I am stuck in here with YOU“.

But to my surprise I found that I was suddenly in the company of a very different man. It was like being with Legion in the Bible and seeing the before and then after shots from when he was healed of his demons. When this guy found out I was a man-of-God, or at least trying to be, He told me about his demons. He opened-up and he shared things from his heart with tears in his eyes. He said “I don’t want to be this way”. It turns out his father was dying and he was scared and confused and he ran from his troubles to drinking, sex and drugs. But simply because he knew that I was a man-of-God he let me in and then let it all go. He gave it to God. He cried and he confessed his sins to me and God, and in that tiny holding-cell he suddenly became beautiful like a new creation.

HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN IF GOD IS NOT REAL? How can I deny my maker? I knew right-then-and-there, He had spoken to me. He put this man in that room with me for a reason. The Bible says that sometimes we entertain angels unawares. Well, I don’t know if he was an angel but, I know God Himself was there with us. So I took into account the events of that year prior and all that had transpired that day. The story of Daniel the prophet came to mind (whom I am named after) and I thought about the 12 hours of night that Daniel faced. Was 12 months like 12 hours in a night? Had I become Daniel in the den and I had I prevailed? But I knew this den had to go deeper. There were worse things lying ahead. I knew there was no way I was here by accident. I was put here for a reason. I was abandoned by everyone in my life for a reason. When God hardens hearts, he does it to prove his love by making others raise to the challenge. So, I took a “deal”. I figured that the Govern-ator would, in a few months, finally agree with congress and sign a bill in the making to let 40,000 inmates go do to prison over-crowding and needless deaths each week from poor health care… And I would soon be out in a month or two. I could then fix my life and get this all erased from my record come the next October (So I thought). So from one fire into another I went… oops, EPIC FAIL.


I told you about this place already. No amount of soap can clean the stains-of-shame of a place like this. And I don’t just mean spiritually either! This place was pure filth! When I came to this Hell I was treated with such horrors! I had as they say “No game” and apparently “Game recognizes game”. And as a man with “No game” I was in for some interesting sport. But with patience and loooog suffering, God again gave a way to have people see the light in me. I stayed focused and I stayed wise. I never lost my conviction and people saw it. You don’t have to stand on street corners preaching to win souls. Just be there for people and they come to you. They all start off a little reticent, resistant, and harsh at first, but when they see you are the real-deal they let down their guard a little bit at a time, and they will eventually feel safe with you. People do change and they become what you hope for them to be when you treat them as you want to see them. As a Christian you are the light of the world. You are the light into their soul. Through you they find the gates to Heaven. Just give them the chance and the keys.

In all the time I served so many lives were changed. I questioned everything I learned and taught. I prayed and meditated on wisdom, and compassion and He continued to bring me more… and more, and more!!!

You can not imagine what my eyes have seen. The lives believed to be beyond reproach or repair had changed. They all change once they begin to believe. So as a reward for all my service, I learned things so deep and so powerful. God was opening a world to me, in the Bible, that I didn’t even know existed. I saw things I didn’t think possible. I learned how to read it and understand it in such a way that when I read it I started seeing something was a little off. There was something I couldn’t quite yet understand. It turns out there is a kind of code in the Bible written in a spiritual duality like a language-within-the-language.

In the end I never got out of prison as early as I wanted but they let me go without parole. This too was an amazing gift as it let me return home. Since that day I have had more amazing revelations and gifts given by God. I have found the love of life who too has known suffering and pain and together we are dedicated to overcoming adversity through our faith. My studies have since grown in leaps and bounds. It took many years and many trials and tribulations but it was all so very worth it. I have finally cracked the code and found that all along it was the answers I sought for my whole life. In the end I have discovered that that once you understand how to read the Bible’s book of secrets you will have discovered the world’s very first self-help book. It was written from God through the lives of His chosen to help every seeker of truth find peace and salvation while yet living.

And once you learn it… It will change you forever!

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(The Two Trees of Our Reality) Post for Day 227 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence – an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered – ‘In the beginning, God.’


Arthur H. Compton


Awaken Ye Sleeper. Hear and Understand that it is all about you.

The Two Trees of Our Reality

Very little of our reality is actually real and most of it resides in your head. There is so much we sort through each day trying to give ourselves the most favorable outcomes in life that we have such a hard time simply just being. It’s all guessing and second guessing till our minds are exhausted with probabilities. So many voices call out from within clouding choices and strangling hope and happiness. Our expectations rob us of the experience we are actually experiencing by replacing it with wanderings that take us far away from where we really are. Joy, sadness, sorrow; these are all mental constructs designed to distract you from reality. ‘If only I could be happy everything will be better’ we think, but isn’t that just another lie we tell ourselves so that we won’t have to face the silence and listen to the voices in our head? Who are these voices and why are they even there? Who gives them the right to invade our mental home where our thoughts dwell? They are all only you and your endeavors to understand what is right and what is wrong. We feel sad when we are wrong. We feel shame and sorrow for ourselves that we can not find the right path. And when a path is presented we more often sabotage it for fear of it not meeting up to our expectations.


‘It is all vanity and grasping at the wind’ Ecclesiastes says. All is vanity as we grasp at higher ideals that have no measurable substance. There is no right or wrong answers. There are only those things you most want for yourself. Desire is the enemy of happiness yet it is still planted deep within you along with the seeds of hope. There are two trees that grow from these seeds called Judgment and Truth. Truth and Judgment, each tests you and each calls for you to decide. The tree of the Knowledge of GOOD and EVIL is only the desire to judge and it makes you feel powerful and so it is beautiful and desirable as it wants you to make decisions based on principles you put your value into. This tree is that of death as it kills your hope with constant defeat. But then there is yet that other tree planted within you that overcomes the judgment of constructs like GOOD and EVIL and that’s TRUTH.


Truth is not desirable to look at. It has no form of comeliness and seems most afflicted by nature as it gives no gain to the ego, yet it is the only hope we have for finding salvation from the darkness growing within. Truth breaks the illusion of GOOD and EVIL and shows you the light of reason. Truth gives hope to the hopeless and heals the blindness you possess because it shows that all of judgment is an illusion and that you too can be free from the voices that haunt you from the shadows, for it is with faith that you can overcome and find true victory within. These demons of the soul/mind possess the weak of will because they lie to you and promise you greatness by getting things right and they seem so beautiful for this reason. But as truth grows it cast perfect light into the shadows of disillusionment and brings clarity to mind and it frees it from the lies that bind.


Legions of shades bind you and they all fear the Christ like authority of Truth that grows within. “Do not let us die” these dark thoughts cry “but cast us rather into the depths of your sea of consciousness that we may yet live and surface again”. Fear is the tree of shadows constantly making promises that it can never deliver through judgment. Truth makes no promises save one… dedication to understanding will give you peace if only you can believe it can. Jerusalem (Peace) is growing within your heart each time you choose to let go of casting your stones of blame onto yourself and others. Control and freedom, these are the two cherubs that bar your way to the Eden (paradise) of the mind.


Judgment and the truth of salvation are two sides to a coin constantly flipping in the air helping you to decide. Both fight for dominance, both push and pull you through life. Yin and yang, negative and positive, shadow and light, passive and aggressive; these are the two trees that are planted within. You are a devil (To fall) and an angel (To rise) and only balance can unite both sides of you as one fully enlightened soul and one who overcomes.


Sadness is only the fear of letting go by having to admit that something is not as right as it once seemed. Yet we hurt when we see our valued things go. So we sacrifice our perfection and die daily on a cross that we may rise up again anew, so that we gain the greater understanding through our endeavoring to grow unto our perfection of self each day, and then we shatter the mirror or break the water’s surface that it might then settle and calm again and heal itself with a new image of you. Each day we live, and each night we die, so that we may constantly renew the mind… free from the judgments that bind.


Genesis 2:

7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

(Living Coals) Post for Day 226 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.

Malcolm Forbes


Living Coals

The coal of the soul is your doubt that pollutes you with the fear of your own freedom to change and grow.

Only the light of reason can free the mind and reveal the perfection of the diamond soul that is hidden within.



Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

(Delivery From the Bonds That Bind) Post for Day 225 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.

Edwin Arnold


Delivery From the Bonds That Bind

Driven by Truth to liberation. Deliverance from sin (Faulty beliefs: To err) is the means of being free from the prison of the mind (Psyche: Soul) that you bind yourself into.


John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ.

(There is far more going on in the Bible that you are missing)

(Painting With Drops of Life) Post for Day 224 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.

Morihei Ueshiba


Painting With Drops of Life

Have you ever noticed how much seeds look like drips from God’s paintbrush?

May the image of serenity be painted within.


Daniel 4:

20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;

21 Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:

22 It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.

(Such A Little Thing That Grows) Post for Day 223 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


The willow is an overflow of a tenacious spirit refusing to surrender. Though melancholy to some, to others it is the silent battle within to overcome.

Daniel Lyons


Such A Little Thing That Grows

One day my daughter, no more than 2 or 3, planted a little seed in our new and very barren back yard. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Planting a tree” my sweet little girl replied. I smiled within myself at a child’s expectations and hopes as she poured a small cup of water on the spot. Who could have guessed that a tree would have taken root and started to grow? She planted her tree only a few feet from the patio and I knew that one day I would have to tear it down, but in my heart I could not muster the strength to harm the dreams she grew. We moved away to a new home the following year but I would visit her little tree often and I watched it grow from my car as it now cleared the fence of the yard. But one day, years later, this towering tree disappeared… and so too did my visits to our old home.


I realize now that it was not the house nor the tree that I would visit but a part of my daughter’s childhood that I would never get back. It was a part of me that was so special that I would have let it tear the whole house apart before I could have ever caused it any harm. The new people in the house never knew where the tree had come from or even what it meant, but on the day they took away that tree… was the day I realized that a part of me had died.


Ezekiel 17:5 He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree.


(The Quality Of Life) Post for Day 222 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


Quality is not an act, it is a habit.



Your life is not measured by quantity but by the quality of the things you feed you mind, spirit and body.


1 Timothy 6:

7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.