For atheists and believers: what would Jesus do?
People seek Divinity in Churches, when really they find it in the community.
God is a way of bringing people closer to each other and themselves.
Jesus was a man who was really big on community, although I could assume bringing dogmatism into it wasn’t how it was intended.
And if there’s no solidarity between people, no acceptance, compassion, acts of kindness and charity — Divinity is yet to be embodied, and it must be embodied before it can be understood. And there’s also the catch, that acceptance nor kindness can be dogmatic either, for this principle to work, because then they would become oppressive and defy their very nature and purpose. When we agree to acceptance, we also agree to conflict and resistance, for acceptance to be complete. This allows all things to be exactly as they’re intended to be. On another note, we wouldn’t be able to evolve in acceptance if everything was so very easy for us.
Divine is embedded in the experience.
And those who seek Divine in the abstraction, who are afraid of getting their “hands dirty” with the mundane, who would rather transcend into a “higher frequency” to surpass their human experience will rarely find it — for the one who dares to looks around with an open heart will find it everywhere, and the ones who consciously self actualize even more so.
Many read the Bible and Scripture, looking for answers in words. However enlightening the messages , some truths are meant to be seen rather than heard:
Look at how Jesus lived. He was a great teacher, Ascended Master — and yet, he was a carpenter. He visited temples as a teenager, and yet he also prayed under the open sky. Reaching out to Divinity had nothing to do with transcending simplicity of human experience — it was all about becoming closer to it.
His life was not drastically different from lives of people at the time — he wasn’t even born in a wealthy family if that could be considered an elevated human experience above “suffering” or hard work. It wasn’t beneath him to walk across the desert, or even water for that matter. He walked, just because he could.
Because he knew he IS life, and life itself is potency — and when you experience your ability, you embody life. In that aspect, no ability is greater than another: To walk, to sing, to do carpentry, to heal or to love. We are all created powerful, even when it comes to things we would normally classify as natural or mundane. The way of cultivation, can of course grow abilities into skills, in which they would become more refined.
However, the story wasn’t about merely transcending suffering, it was about being unafraid of it. Fear contaminates, but what do we do with the fear of our fear? We either love life, therefore accept it as is, either we become afraid of death and all other “terrible” outcomes.
Divinity isn’t about “finer things in life” — it’s about being ONE with all life. It’s about embracing one aspect of self without condemning the other.
Could we appreciate our Body as much as our Mind?
Just in the way Sickness and Health are one and the same, as well as Wealth and Poverty, Good and Bad days…
& our “best” and “worst” personal qualities.
Could we love our anger as much as our joy?
We think that we become more Divine when we transition out of our struggle & we evolve, but if evolution is meant to grow us out of our comfort zone — this also means that bankruptcy is evolutionary step for the wealthy, and sickness is for the healthy, and none of us age the same.
When we see life as Oneness, as Wholeness, the course of evolution is not meant to make us happy — it’s meant to make us fully conscious of ourselves.
There is no higher frequency than Wholeness.
& in that… You also develop a love so complete, that it becomes a reward in itself.