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Commentary on “The Gospel of Thomas” excerpt 3

(3) Jesus said, “If those who lead you say to you, ‘See, the kingdom is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”

Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin

Everything has its roots in heaven Above, so that it can be said that the cause of everything is in heaven and the consequences are played out here on Earth.  So if a person wishes to effect any lasting change on his nature it will not be from any changes in this world, but one must journey deep within themselves to find the Kingdom within themselves.  This means that acts of fasting, chastity, repression and denial of the evil within a person are ways of trying to deal with the problem from this world.  However the solution is not from reforming your outward actions, but from finding the root of the problems.  Obviously it is wise to not manifest your dysfunction outwardly into this world, however while you restrict you actions the remedy must be applied on the root of the problem.  This is not by reformation of outward actions but from traveling deep within yourself.  There you will discover what you are and what you are not.  All the suffering and dysfunction that we see in ourselves and others stem from the same root problem, however  it just comes out in a myriad of different ways.  However no true healing can occur by trying to be a better person by our own will power.  We cannot effect change on a level of consciousness with the same level of consciousness that created the problem.  We need salvation from a consciousness Above our own.  However valiant the effort one makes the evil will at one point resurface with a vengeance.  This is because the root of the problem has not been recognized or cured.  By fighting the evil directly in this world with our own power we are merely pruning the leaves of this nasty bush, which in the long run makes the bush grow thinker.  No the journey within one self-will reveal the true nature that man is born into and the root of all of humanities suffering.  From this recognition of true spiritual state that we are in , we can come to a true yearning and need for the Creator to change our nature.  We of course must make the effort at following the path set out for us by the prophets and Jesus, however it is actually the yearning and desire for salvation which reforms us.  So have faith in the process and go fearlessly deep within yourself.  Attract with pure intention the Light unto yourself and see the barrier within yourself that does not allow the Light to enter.  See how your egoism is like mud in the pond of your true beingness, which prevents the reflection of the divine to appear through you. 

The true disciple of God will make efforts to find the Kingdom within, and with honest effort the Creator will first send help from Above which will show you how opposite you are to your true final and destined nature.  This part is very painful to a person…or should I say to the ego which is our false identity.  Then you will yearn for correction and thirst for redemption in the wilderness within you.  No longer a slave to this world and its kings of deception you will seek the Kingdom of your true Father.  You will seek for the Kingdom of God within you, but you will not find it yet.  You must walk the lonely journey away from your former self and beliefs, as the great tempter and deceiver within your will torment your thoughts and emotions.  You will walk deep into your very fabric of being,  towards the unknown…. your inner wilderness…. no longer wanting things of this world, and not yet tasting the cool waters of the Kingdom.  Be brave and steadfast!!  You will walk away from the ways of this world, however not yet able to find the Kingdom you will yearn more and more…..let that yearning grow.  The forces of darkness will push you to and fro and the sparks of Light will flicker like Lightning within the darkness.  Then be it 12 months or 12 years, like a blink of the eye you will enter the Kingdom within you.  It is the kingdom of God within you NOW.

Then you will feel within that emptiness that made you suffer so much during your spiritual exile the filling of that void with the Light of the Creator.  You will be filled with so much love, peace and serenity that you will no longer want anything from anybody, but desire only to express this fulfillment through acts of kindness and true bestowal.  From the peace and stillness within you wisdom will appear and understanding will flood your consciousness.  You will understand the one true God who controls everything and will flow with the one law of “Love Thy Friend As Thyself”, because behind the ego that pollutes our vessels is the one true nature of man.  We are all born into the original sin (EGO), however our true nature is not born from the union of flesh but from the Creator, which comes not from the womb of women but from the Creator which is the soul.   A true virgin birth.  All sustenance will come from Above and you will live within the desire for the Creator.  This small mustard seed of a desire has the potential of reaching the Creator and Governing all our other Earthly desires.  Your other desires will fall into balance and you will view your physical body as a vehicle which you will care for and respect.  However you will not prostitute it and defile it to unclean desires in an attempt to fill a spiritual void.  You will find what you thirst for with the desire for the Creator, let it lead you through the desert to the Kingdom within you.  Let you drink from the flowing rivers of heaven.  Let your spiritual eyes of wisdom and understanding be opened.  Let the Creator keep you straight with His left hand of judgement and His right hand of  Mercy.  Let your faith heal you and walk with the Lord using your left leg of submission to His will, and your right leg of praise and prayer for everlasting adhesion and renewal within HIM. 

Do not pray to change anything and anyone except for yourself.  The true key to the Kingdom.  Everthing is already perfection…. every person, event and obstacle has been put in your way so that you leave the working of this world and attain the true Upper system where all the good and evil fades aways into one perfect singularity.  You and me do not direct the flow, we can only chose to go with the flow.     

Once a connection with the Upper One is developed a person will begin to know when they are doing something against the Upper One because the connection becomes lost, then a correction in thought, intention, or action occurs and if it is in the flow of the Creator the connection returns.  Therefore the moment to moment revelation and concealment becomes like a governing compass to know what the Upper Providence is trying to tell you.  You cannot go against it because to one who has connected to the system, disconnection is like a spiritual death.  With this method a person become self-governed directly by the Upper One.

2011-12-28

by: Jason-John Swartz 

So lets do the effort now and together and get back home.  The time is drawing near and the Upper providence is putting more and more pressure on all of humanity.  If you try and work with the flow you can attain the Kingdom in this lifetime.  If you go against the flow it will cause more and more suffering, which will force humanity to conform.  It is each of our own decision as to which hand we want to be corrected with.  The harsh left hand of judgement, or the merciful right hand which comes as help from Above to those true disciples who are trying

One Father to Another

Thank-you to my Father Above who is the one who fills my heart daily with love so that I may give His gift to my children.  I know the One who sends me my strength and with Him, may I add to that foundation daily with the good deeds and kind gestures that I do to please the Creator.  Guide my steps  so that my children may learn Your ways through my actions and not merely by wise sounding speeches lacking your true Spirit.  Give me the patience that You have shown me all of these years, so that I may embody patience with my children.  Let You continually remind me of my own disobedience to Your commandments when I discipline my children, so that my discipline towards them be benevolent towards their development and dressed with Your Mercy.  Give me the proper speech so that I may say what their souls need to hear and not what my pride or vanity sometimes leads me to say.  Shield me from all trappings of arrogance, when dealing with such innocence.

To the children you have bestowed upon me in this life, I know that they do not belong to me, but are intrusted into my care for a certain time.  May I accomplish my task of pointing them back towards you so that through their relationship with me they may come to understand their Father Above.  May they realize that if a flawed and simple man such as myself can love them this much imagine their Father Above, imagine how much more He must love them.

All that I have written and wish for them I cannot do with out You.  You who has worked miracles upon my heart and are showing me everyday how to walk in Your ways.  Do not let these word above become a hypocrisy upon me, but with pure intention and humility I ask of you to make me your servant.

2011-12-27

By: Jason-John Swartz

So Tired Of Being Clever

I have mistaken cleverness for wisdom.  There is no rest in cleverness.  There is no peace within the prideful walls of my mind decorated with the ways of this world.  So cold these chambers have become within me that were once so warm with my own pride.  Simplicity!!  Simplicity!!  I beg of you my Father, for I have become lost in my own complexity.  The idols that I have erected in honor of my own glory have become like a curse upon me.  I am tired and weary with this business and seek solitude in your mercy if you shall take me.  

2011-12-22

by: Jason-John Swartz

A Really Weird Stupor……

Them concealed foundations of heaven, who holds back my flood gates of salvation?  Let the dawn from the East ascend my abandoned churches, who mourn the promise from her long-awaited hero.  How I have worshiped a harlot in this land of ZERO.   How my box of voices wants to speak with Thee, but a robber sold the message to a talking tree, with the lie that the cost was free.  How now do I find my way to this man who bleeds?    

So a local merchant told me to drink this wine, but I thought him unkind…… I wasn’t thirsty.  So I fell into sleeping right then and there, odd dreams of  a lion and lamb, they were weeping.  I tried to wake up but they said its to late, gotta open my eyes at the end of my gates.

I saw two angels playing a game of chess with a crying baby saying he’d do the rest.  I had to start running cause the class was a started and my hair was a mess, was it straight or was it parted?  Then I saw a wise owl how lived in the dark and he pointed to a rainbow that turned into an ark, that confused me.  So I asked a growing tree on the side of the road and it told me the path that could lead to tommorrow…..I said that I counldn’t…it said I would with a wink .  It said the path of so many will lead into sorrow so he gave me a bus pass that said straight and narrow so I took it.  

2011-12-16

by: Jason-John Swartz

Learning To Walk

Submission….what is submission?  Submission is acceptance of the present moment, because you know who sent it to you.  The present moment is HIS dialogue with you.  Thats why they call this moment the present, because it is truly a gift. That is the power of now, and where your relationship with HIM is found.  Submission the souls left leg.

Prayer….what is prayer?  Prayer is the yearning for HIM.  Let your yearning open your gates and allow wisdom to flow through you.  Your yearning for HIM is the very prayer from your heart which will call HIM to you.  If you have no desire for HIM, then ask that he gives you that desire.  If you cannot understand the present moment yearn for HIS understanding.  Prayer……the pure yearning for your BELOVED.  Prayer the right leg of your soul.

So walk HIS way through prayer and submission and you will find HIM.  However it is even more accurate to say that walking this path will allow HIM to enter, because He has always wanted you to know HIM.  So smile and know that I love you and follow these footsteps in the sand with me.

2011-12-17

By: Jason-John Swartz

Night and Day: Keeping It Simple And Sweet

God He Gives

And He takes Away

But every Night

Brings a brighter Day.

So send your prayer

To change your ways

And draw the LIGHT

A brand new Day

Praise

2011-12-14

by: Jason-John Swartz

Genesis: As Above So Below: The Roots And Branches

Everything in this world has its roots in the Upper World.  When the Creator desired to make a Creature and fill it with Infinite pleasure it was immediately accomplished.  So it is in the beginning that His will was done in complete perfection.  However His creation which was a vessel for His Infinite Pleasure ( Light) was still in a fetal state with no perception of its Maker.  Similar to a child in the womb of the mother does not yet have a conscious awareness of the parent who is creating, loving, nurturing, and sustaining him or her.  Therefore the mother must eventually reject the child and force a separation from her child, so that the child can know his parent and understand his or her relationship towards the parent.  It is from this forced separation that the child may come to know its parent and gradually ascend towards them.  Gradually as a child develops they come to know and yes understand their parent.

Initially the Will to Bestow (Creator) and the will to receive (Creature) formed a perfect union, each accomplishing the others desire, and therefore bringing to perfection the thought of creation.  However at this fetal level of development the creature was in such adhesion with the Creator that it is not considered yet a new or independent creature.  Similar to the stage of development of a fetus within the womb of the mother is still attached by an umbilical cord and is like an organ of the mother. 

Therefore in a benevolent act of creation the Creator created disparity within the creature so as to separate HIMSELF from his creature.  Similar to the separation created through child-birth, the Creator casted out the creature (soul/vessel) from Himself.  The only way to do this was to create within the creature disparity with HIMSELF.  So within the will to receive he gave an intention to receive selfishly.  Because Selfish Reception (Egoism) is a complete opposite in the spiritual world to Selfless Bestowal (Altruism), it was as if the creator and creature were as far from each other as EAST and WEST.

The only way back to the Father is if the soul performs a circumcision (removes) on its Egoistic intention and develops an intention to Bestow to the Creator.  This intention must be asked for through prayer for the Creator to give one this nature.  Obviously the efforts through study, prayer, restriction of selfishness are among some of the works done.  This work attracts the Light of correction and salvation upon the person.  We may also call this the Creators Light of Redemption and Salvation.  Call it the Creator sending His Only Begotten(LIGHT) to the ones that pray for correction.  This is your own very special relationship and call the Upper One what you feel you need to call the ONE.  This is your beloved and you need not share your dialogue with anybody, it’s all yours.  However you cannot help but share your beloved with others when you become married to HIM, as the LOVE that appears within your heart is like an eternal fountain within you.   As a restriction on the persons egoistic desires occurs and prayer for the Creator to give develop altruistic intentions is performed with pure intentions for change, gradual recognition of the Creator within the person develops.  The ever-increasing sensation of the Upper force is the gradual ascent toward the Creator in our inner perceptions.  Like a ladder which reveals more and more the revelation of the Creators LOVE to his creation.  This kind of love is not an emotion, but an awareness and forms a new consciousness within you.

Obviously this is not a complete explanation of what I wish to share, as matters as profound as Genesis would warrant chapters in length, and still remain severely incomplete.  I point more to a certain kinda relationship that has appeared to me from within as a perceived Light emanating from a still hidden area.  Obviously the infinite layers of creation make any attempt at discussion lacking.  I wished to share this with a friendly spirit of childlike banter to another in the school yard of LIfe, and it is a personal view that I have within myself.  I again am no authority on this and only speak what my personal views are. 

  

2011-12-15

By: Jason-John Swartz

The Tree of Life

Oh how wonderful it is to have the Fiery Rain of my Father descend upon my consciousness.  To flood my nothingness with His Appellations.  The lightning flashes of  Wisdom appearing as to adorn my fields with garments of Understanding.  How Love and Compassion have begun to grow its vines within my heart.  I fear harming this newborn  bud of LOVE sent from ABOVE, that has sprouted in my garden at the dawning of the new morning..  With great Praise to the Heavens I tend to my garden with the Joy and Vitality of a child.  How can such Beauty have appeared from the dirt beneath my feet, that I have trampled during my toils and tribulations.  Truly from my own darkness has Light come forth within me. No longer will I drink the knowledge of my captivity, but ascend that highest mountain to its end……A NEW BEGINNING.

Glory is the One Above who daily sends His Begotten to Shine His Light on my kingdom so that as I am still below, I may come to know my Father Above.

2011-12-14

By: Jason-John Swartz

Clothing Please…..

Know ye not that thou art desire wrapped in clothing?  Therefore choose thee wisely which desire ye offer up to Mine Alter.  For I devour that which is not of Mine Spirit.  Come ye naked, so that I may adorn thee with garments worthy of Mine Temple.

Oh how I have soiled myself with vain desires of this world.  How I have intoxicated myself with elixirs of delusion and forgetfulness.  My heart has longed for things against my Father…..vain glories have I brought upon the Alter and only vanities have been heard from the darkened choirs of my Temple.  Desire, Desire, all for myself, and none for Thine Promised Inheritance to me.  How I have squandered your gifts in pursuit of nothingness.  Dust to dust, ashes to ashes have gone my offerings.

I have nothing left and lie naked in the streets of my own fornication.  They laugh at me within my own Temple and defile my altar, while I moan and groan,  more of them gather.  Harken to my plea Father, mine own children of rebellion wage war against me.  They see my vulnerability and in the setting of the Sun will make advancements.  Turn my most darkened winter solstice into the coming summer.  Spring from my repentance the waters of thy mercy like the morning dew.  Destroy the Temple and lay waste to the alter, so that you may rebuild it anew.  May all the vileness be gone with the wrath of your salvation upon me. 

Oh sweet morning Glory who rebuilds me from mine own rubble.  Blessed, blessed the new day, my pot makers coming with HIS heavenly clay.

2011-12-13

By: Jason-John Swartz

Light Adds Flavour To All Things !!!

I have found that true love is not an emotion, but an awareness. Most people who I have met who have been truly touched by the LIGHT begin to see a lot more the connection in things than the separations. When the Creator enters the vessel that you have prepared for HIM through your yearning and striving in your own wilderness within you, all of your previous ways of worship become deepened. They are never annulled or discarded, however from a deepening of your heart comes a deepening of understanding and connections between all things. At the end of our collective correction will be the long promised and awaited revelation of HIS love for all. So with joy walk among all of his creation and have the courage to accept all of life’s ways of worshiping HIM. For in the end all is within HIM, as he will be forever within US….on that faithful DAY. Let even the most mundane of daily chores become a way of worship.

It  is with you in mind; as a fellow brother in the LIGHT, that I write this to Noel for warming my heart with his nice comment. Thanks for bringing my next post out of me with your own beautiful message.

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2011-12-11

By: Jason-John Swartz

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