The original post can be found at: https://themysteriousone.com/2015/05/12/fear-of-death/
The original post can be found at: https://themysteriousone.com/2015/05/12/fear-of-death/
These are the hidden sayings that the living J spoke and Didymus Judas Thomas recorded:
Note: J is the being known as Jesus.
1. And he said, “Whoever discovers the interpretation of these sayings will not taste death.”
2. J said, “Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find. When they find, they will be disturbed. When they are disturbed, they will marvel, and they will reign over all.”
3. J said, “If your teachers say to you, ‘Look, God’s Divine Rule is in the sky,’ then the birds will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It’s in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, God’s Divine Rule is within you and you are everywhere. When you know yourself, you will be known, and you will understand that we are one. But if you don’t know yourself, you live in poverty, and you are the poverty.”
4. J said, “The person old in days should not hesitate to ask a little child the meaning of life, and that person will live. For many of the first will be last, and they will become a single one.”
5. Know what is in front of your face, and what is hidden from you will be disclosed to you. For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed.
6. The disciples asked him, “Do you want us to fast? How should we pray? Should we give to charity? What diet should we observe?” J said, “When you go into any region and walk in the countryside, and people take you in, eat what they serve you. After all, what goes into your mouth will not defile you; rather, it’s what comes out of your mouth that will reveal you.”
8. J said, “A wise fisherman cast his net into the sea. When he drew it up it was full of little fish. Among them he discovered a large, fine fish. He threw all the little fish back into the sea, and he chose the large fish. Anyone here with two good ears should listen.”
9. J said, “Look, the sower went out, took a handful of seeds, and scattered them. Some fell on the road, and the birds came and ate them. Others fell on the rocks, and they didn’t take root and didn’t produce grain. Others fell on the thorns, and they choked the seed and the worms ate them. And others fell on good soil, and it produced a good crop; it yielded sixty per measure and one hundred twenty per measure.”
11. The dead are not alive, and the living will not die.
13. J said to the disciples, “Compare me to something and tell me what I’m like.” Simon Peter said to him, “You are like a just angel.” Matthew said to him, “You are like a wisdom teacher.” Thomas said to him, “Master, my mouth is utterly unable to say what you are like.” And he took him, and withdrew, and spoke three sayings to him. When Thomas came back to his friends, they asked him, “What did J say to you?” Thomas said to them, “If I tell you one of the sayings he spoke to me, you will pick up rocks and stone me, and fire will come from the rocks and consume you.”
17. J said, “I will give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, what no hand has touched, and what has not arisen in the human heart.”
18. The followers said to J, “Tell us how our end will be.” He said, “Have you discovered the beginning, then, so that you are seeking the end? For where the beginning is, the end will be. Fortunate is the one who stands at the beginning: That one will know the end and will not taste death.”
20. The disciples said to J, “Tell us what God’s Divine Rule is like.” He said to them, “It’s like a mustard seed. It’s the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared soil, it produces a large plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky.”
22. When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so the male will not be male and the female will not be female . . . then you will enter the Kingdom.
23. I shall choose you, one from a thousand and two from ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one. 24. The disciples said, “Show us the place where you are, for we must seek it.” He said to them, “Anyone here with two ears had better listen! There is light within a person of light, and it shines on the whole world. If it does not shine, it is dark.”
26. You see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but you do not see the log that is in your own eye. When you take the log out of your own eye, then you will see clearly enough to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
28. I stood in the world and found them all drunk, and I did not find any of them thirsty. They came into the world empty, and they seek to leave the world empty. But meanwhile they are drunk. When they shake off their wine, they will open their eyes.
31. A prophet is not acceptable in his own town. A doctor does not heal those who know him.
32. J said, “A city built on a high hill and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”
34. J said, “If a blind person leads a blind person, both of them will fall into a hole.”
36. Do not worry, from morning to night and from night until morning, about what you will wear. The lilies neither toil nor spin.
37. When you take your clothes off without guilt, and you put them under your feet like little children and trample them, then you will see the son of the living one and you will not be afraid.
40. A grapevine has been planted outside of the Father, but since it is not strong, it will be pulled up by its roots and shall pass away.
41. J said, “Whoever has something in hand will be given more, and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little they have.”
42. Be passersby.
45. Grapes are not harvested from thorn trees, nor are figs gathered from thistles.
47. A person cannot mount two horses or bend two bows. And a servant cannot serve two masters, or that servant will honour the one and offend the other. Nobody drinks aged wine and immediately wants to drink young wine. Young wine is not poured into old wineskins, or they might break, and aged wine is not poured into new wineskins, or it might spoil. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment, since it would create a tear.
48. J said, “If two make peace with each other in a single house, they will say to the mountain, ‘Move over here!’ and it will move.”
49. Fortunate are those who are alone and chosen, for you will find the Kingdom. For you have come from it, and you will return there again.
51. The disciples said to him, “When will the rest for the dead take place, and when will the new world come?” He said to them, “What you are looking forward to has come, but you don’t know it.”
52. The disciples said to him, “Twenty-four prophets have spoken in Israel, and they all spoke of you.” He said to them, “You have disregarded the living one who is in your presence, and have spoken of the dead.”
54. Fortunate are the poor, for yours is the Father’s Kingdom.
56. Whoever has come to understand this world has found merely a corpse, and whoever has discovered the corpse, of that one the world is no longer worthy.
57. God’s Divine Rule is like a person who had good seed. His rival came during the night and sowed weeds among the good seed. The person did not let the workers pull up the weeds, but said to them, “No, otherwise you might go to pull up the weeds and pull up the wheat along with them.” For on the day of the harvest the weeds will be conspicuous, and will be pulled up and burned.”
58. J said, “Congratulations to the person who has forgiven and has found life.”
59. Look to the living One as long as you live. Otherwise, when you die and then try to see the living One, you will be unable to see.
61. I am the one who comes from what is whole. I was given from the things of my Father. Therefore, I say that if one is whole, one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness.
62. J said, “I disclose my mysteries to those who are ready for my mysteries. Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”
63. There was a rich person who had a great deal of money. He said, “I shall invest my money so that I may sow, reap, plant, and fill my storehouses with produce, that I may lack nothing.” These were the things he was thinking in his heart, but that very night he died.
66. J said, “Show me the stone that the builders rejected. That is the keystone.”
67. J said, “Those who know all, but are lacking in themselves, are completely lacking.”
70. J said, “If you bring forth what is within you what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you will kill you.”
72. A person said to him, “Tell my brothers to divide my father’s possessions with me.” He said to the person, “Brother, who made me a divider?” He turned to his disciples and said to them, “I’m not a divider, am I?”
75. J said, “There are many standing at the door, but those who are alone will enter the bridal suite.”
76. J said, “God’s Divine Rule is like a merchant who had a supply of merchandise and then found a pearl. That merchant was prudent; he sold the merchandise and bought the single pearl for himself. So also with you, seek the treasure that is unfailing, that is enduring, where no moth comes to eat and no worm destroys.”
79. A woman in the crowd said to him, “Lucky are the womb that bore you and the breasts that fed you.” He said to her, “Lucky are those who have heard the word of the Father and have truly kept it. For there will be days when you will say, “Lucky are the womb that has not conceived and the breasts that have not given milk.”
80. J said, “Whoever has come to know the world has discovered the body, and whoever has discovered the body, of that one the world is not worthy.”
85. J said, “Adam came from great power and great wealth, but he was not worthy of you. For had he been worthy, he would not have tasted death.”
86. J said, “Foxes have their dens and birds have their nests, but human beings have no place to lay down and rest.”
87. J said, “How miserable is the body that depends on a body, and how miserable is the soul that depends on these two.”
88. J said, “The messengers and the prophets will come to you and give you what belongs to you. You, in turn, give them what you have, and say to yourselves, ‘When will they come and take what belongs to them?’”
89. J said, “Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Don’t you understand that the one who made the inside is also the one who made the outside?”
90. J said, “Come to me, for my yoke is comfortable and my lordship is gentle, and you will find rest for yourselves.”
91. They said to him, “Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you.” He said to them, “You examine the face of Heaven and earth, but you have not come to know the one who is in your presence, and you do not know how to examine the present moment.”
92. J said, “Seek and you will find. In the past, however, I did not tell you the things about which you asked me then. Now I am willing to tell them, but you are not seeking them.”
94. J said, “One who seeks will find. And for one who knocks, it shall be opened.”
95. J said, “If you have money, do not lend it at interest. Rather, give it to someone who will not pay you back.”
96. J said, “God’s Divine Rule is like a woman. She took a little leaven, hid it in dough, and made it into large loaves of bread. Anyone here with two ears had better listen!”
97. J said, “God’s Divine Rule is like a woman who was carrying a jar full of meal. While she was walking along a distant road, the handle of the jar broke, and the meal spilled behind her along the road. She didn’t know it; she hadn’t noticed a problem. When she reached her house, she put the jar down and discovered that it was empty.”
99. The disciples said to him, “Your brothers and your mother are standing outside.” He said to them, “Those here who do what my Father wants are my brothers and my mother. They are the ones who will enter the Father’s Kingdom.”
100. They showed J a gold coin and said to him, “The Roman Emperor’s people demand taxes from us.” He said to them, “Give the Emperor what belongs to the Emperor. Give God what belongs to God.”
103. J said, “Congratulations to those who know where the rebels are going to attack. They can get going, collect their Divine resources, and be prepared before the rebels arrive.”
106. J said, “When you make the two into one, you will become children of Adam, and when you say, ‘Mountain, move from here!’ it will move.”
107. J said, “God’s Divine Rule is like a shepherd who had a hundred sheep. One of them, the largest, went astray. He left the ninety-nine and looked for the one until he found it. After he had toiled, he said to the sheep, ‘I love you more than the ninety-nine.’”
108. J said, “Whoever drinks from my mouth shall become like me. I myself shall become that person, and the hidden things will be revealed to that person.”
109. J said, “God’s Divine Rule is like a person who had a treasure hidden in his field but did not know it. And when he died he left it to his son. The son did not know about it either. He took over the field and sold it. The buyer went plowing, discovered the treasure, and began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished.”
110. J said, “Let one who has found the world, and has become wealthy, renounce the world.”
111. J said, “The Heavens and the earth will roll up in your presence, and whoever is living with the living one will not see death. Did not I say, ‘Those who have found themselves, of them the world is not worthy’?”
113. The disciples said to him, “When will the Kingdom come?” He said, “It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, ‘Behold here,’ or ‘Behold there.’ Rather, the Kingdom of the Father is spread out upon the earth, and people do not see it.”
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T-2.V.A.18. (8) You can do much on behalf of your own healing and that of others if, in a situation calling for help, you think of it this way:
2 I am here only to be truly helpful.
3 I am here to represent Him Who sent me.
4 I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do, because He Who sent me will direct me.
5 I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.
6 I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.
Taken from A Course In Miracles (Chapter 2, part 5).
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MY LAW – Tieme Ranapiri
The sun may be clouded, yet ever the sun Will sweep on its course till the Cycle is run. And when into chaos the system is hurled Again shall the Builder reshape a new world.
Your path may be clouded, uncertain your goal Move on – for your orbit is fixed to your soul. And though it may lead into darkness of night The torch of the Builder shall give it new light.
You were. You will be! Know this while you are: Your spirit has travelled both long and afar. It came from the Source, to the Source it returns The Spark which was lighted eternally burns.
It slept in a jewel. It slept in a wave. It roamed in the forest. It rose from the grave. It took on strange garbs for long eons of years And now in the soul of yourself It appears.
From body to body your spirit speeds on It seeks a new form when the old one has gone And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought On the loom of the Mind from the fibre of Thought.
As dew is drawn upwards, in rain to descend Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend. You cannot escape them, for petty or great, Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate.
Somewhere on some planet, sometime-and somehow Your life will reflect your thoughts of your Now. My Law is unerring, no blood can atone – The structure you built you will live in – alone.
From cycle to cycle, through time and through space Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace And all that you ask for, and all you desire Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire.
Once list’ to that Voice and all tumult is done Your life is the Life of the Infinite One. In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause.
You are your own Devil, you are your own God You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod. And no one can save you from Error or Sin Until you have hark’d to the Spirit within.
Attributed to a Maori.
Does God Care about us?
Excerpt from an article by Neale Donald Walsch
I was describing God in this way:
“God is not a Super Being in the Sky, with the same proclivities and emotional needs as human beings, including the need for love and for revenge when love is betrayed or not given. God is life’s Essential Energy.
You might want to call that energy Pure Intelligence.
“Intelligence doesn’t care whether you believe in It or not. It doesn’t care whether you use It on purpose or not. If you do use It on purpose, It doesn’t care how. It makes no judgment about any this. In fact, It makes no judgment about anything at all.
“Pure Intelligence wants nothing, needs nothing, seeks nothing. It simply Is. It exists in a way that allows Itself to be used. It does this, it allows this, it makes this possible, by placing Itself inside of Everything. Wherever you look you will find Pure Intelligence. It is at the basis of all things that exist. Snowflakes reflect Pure Intelligence. The tiniest atoms reflect Pure Intelligence. The biggest swath of the night sky reflects Pure Intelligence. The process of life Itself, examined at every level, reflects Pure Intelligence.
“The energy that I am here calling Pure Intelligence can be used — is being used — at every level of life, by Life Itself. You are using this energy, you are focusing this energy, every second of every minute of every hour of every day…usually without knowing it.
“The fact that this energy exists, and the way to focus it, therefore using it to one’s personal advantage, is what I am calling Pure Intelligence and that, I am telling you, is another name for God, and God has no opinion about anything. That is because It doesn’t need anything. It is singularly without need, for the simple reason that it is Everything That Exists in Any Form Whatsoever.
This includes not only physical things, but metaphysical things as well. This includes all spiritual things, and anything in any form that simply IS…including thoughts, emotions, feelings, ideas, and, yes, the Black Holes of Space.
“Think about this. If God is truly Everything That Exists in Any Form Whatsoever, what in the world could God want or need or require? Why would God punish us for not giving God what we imagine that God wants or needs or requires? The answer to these questions is self-evident. It need not be discussed in great detail, because simple logic reveals it to us and makes it clear how we have been held captive by the mythologies of our own culture and its past.
“The opportunity that lies before us, and before all sentient beings, is to use the Essential Energy of Pure Intelligence in the way in which it was designed to be used. Not all things that exist in the universe can use this Essential Energy consciously. That is, with full self-awareness and with intention. Only those elements of Life Itself that are self-conscious — that is, aware of themselves — can do so.
“I should correct that last statement. Not even all elements of life that are self-conscious can use the Essential Energy consciously. It is not only a question of being conscious, it is also a question of the level of consciousness that a being or a species has attained. For instance, a dog, while highly intelligent, is not sufficiently self-aware (as far as we know) to be able to use Essential Energy with intention.
“Human beings are not only aware of themselves, they are aware that they are aware, and so have risen to at least the Second Level of Consciousness. This level of consciousness allows sentient beings to notice themselves, and even to notice themselves noticing themselves.
That is, we can stand ‘outside of ourselves’ and watch ourselves doing what we are doing and thinking what we are thinking and saying what we are saying. We can even watch ourselves watching ourselves. We can step back into the hallway of awareness, looking through doorways both forward and backward — and, according to some, ultimately seeing and experiencing our Divine and Sacred Self.”
“Before we go on with that,” I said, “let’s talk about this business of God not caring, and the idea that this means God is not loving.
“Not caring what we do is not the same as not loving us. I want you to imagine your own children, sent out to the back yard to play. Do you care what games they choose? Does it matter to you whether they play Tag or Hide and Seek or Kick the Can? Of course not. In fact, you would never even dream of impinging on their inventiveness by dictating to them how they must use their play time.
“All you do say to them is, ‘Go, now, and play! Enjoy yourself! And if you need me, I’ll be right here. ”
“This is what God says to us. The fact that God does not care what we do is a sign of how much God loves us, not how little! For freedom to be and do and have what we choose is the greatest gift of all. It is the biggest treasure and the grandest gift that God could give us. Even traditional religion teaches that God has given us this gift. It is called Free Will.
“Love is freedom. The two words are interchangeable. When you love someone you grant them total freedom to be, do, or have whatever they choose. This is true love: to allow each person to walk his path.
“This does not mean give no advice (God gives us all lots of wonderful advice). And this does not mean release a person to total freedom when they are not ready (as with a small child). But it does mean the granting of freedom in stages, as the being matures, until Total Freedom becomes the gift.
“When we say, ‘I love you enough to choose for you what you choose for you,’ then we have truly loved. There comes a time when we let go of what WE choose for a particular individual, and ‘give in’ to what THEY are choosing–so long as it does not impinge on our OWN freedom. (This can never be the case, of course, with God.)
“There comes a time when we can say, in love and in truth, ‘I don’t care what you choose. It is not a concern of mine. I have no opinion. And I absolutely have no judgment. I have a desire, but that is all. My desire is that you choose well, my child. I desire that you choose the highest that you can see, the highest that you can imagine. But this is merely a desire, not to be confused with an emotional attachment or any need. In that sense, I ‘do not care.’
“But I am here for you always. And so, if ever you need me, you need but call, and I will be there.”
“This is what all good parents eventually say to their children. This is what God says to us.
Excerpt from an article by Neale Donald Walsch
http://cwg.org/ Conversations with God
Seth Speaks – by Jane Roberts
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Gospel of John, Chapter 1
When you realise that you are one with God, nothing is impossible.
Jesus embodied this eternal truth 2000 years ago and that truth lives on in the holy spirit.
The internal realisation of unity with God is the birthright of every human being in creation.