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Labels ??? I am who I am.

I am uncomfortable with setting labels onto myself.  Labels lay heavy on my heart.  I don’t have anything against labels such as Christians, Atheists, Muslims and what not.  However for me I am what I am and that feels comfortable to me.  With this perspective I can look at others on an individual basis.  What are you as an individual?  What does your heart desire and your being yearn for? 

Organized religion may save a person’s life and offer great comfort.  To another it is a reason to disagree with others who are different from them in beliefs or other things.  So I can’t say nor do I want to say that it is right or wrong, good or bad.  It is in my opinion what one does with it. 

I feel like the whole world is my congregation and all of humanity is my brothers and sisters.  I feel others joys and suffering inside my heart.  To me humanity is a collective organism, like a body.  A collective soul some may say.  Why can’t humanity find unity while allowing for others beliefs to be respected.  Peoples beliefs and perspectives vary depending on their inner evolution and development.  It is a state of the heart thing, I think.  As love flourishes inside a person view change and the important thing become clearer.  Who cares what someone believes if it does not enter the heart.  Unity will never be found on a mental sphere, only on the level of intentions and emotions.  The true heart of the matter.

Find your way, your truth and live it.  It is fine to be certain in your faith, but the moment that others become in opposition to you because of that belief, I become weary.  Love others the way you would want to be loved.  Treat others the way you would want to be treated.  Does anyone one organization own the rights to these words?  Or does all of humanity own the rights to these words.  If we all lived by these words alone unity between us, nature and the great mystery of life and creation could have a chance to flourish.

No one can see the quality of another’s devotion.  No one can see the heart of another, only the one who created the heart and soul can and should be the one reading them.

2012-11-17

By: Jason-John Swartz

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Ramblings In My Head And Stirrings In My Heart

Oh Great and Glorious Mystery of Mysteries, my Heavenly Father.  Pour forth from your mercy thy Living Word, your Eternal Wisdom my glorious Redeemer.  Let your wisdom emanating from thy throne of Eternity, shine upon me as to baptise me in your spirit of truth and understanding.  Give me a pure heart that loves without reason. 

For it is with  the pure of heart that the living word dwells within.  It is not what the mind perceives our the intellect believes that is our salvation, but when an honest heart in man comes to you in need to be freed.  Who claims to know the heart of another?  Is it not the maker of hearts who judges His creation?  Then let me not judge others, but instead I invite your living word into my heart and ask for my redemption to be revealed to me daily.   I ask this of you so that I may daily be renewed into your mercy and grace and be transformed into a light upon this world.  So that through the love you give me I may give to others and they may know that our Living God has truly come to dwell with his people.  Give me an appetite to serve you with all my heart and let this be my bread from heaven.  Bless me with a heart that feels others as myself, so that I may know what is lacking in them and do the will of my Father in heaven. 

Then let us not confuse the inner life we live with the outer appearance of things.  For what we see with our eyes will surely pass away, yet what we hold in our heart is eternal.  So I ask my God to plant within my secret garden a love for wisdom and a spirit of truth and understanding, so that I may know the unseen things within me that matter.  Shine what is darkened and water what has withered so that I may flourish in my inner man even as my outer man is dying. 

Blessed be your children who appear upon the earth like flowers and come and go with the seasons, but I know in my heart that with God all ends are a start to an eternity of new beginnings.

 

by: Jason-John Swartz

2012-4-21

Finding Peace Within…… While We Walk In The Chaos Without.

Do not be discouraged on your quest to self-realization, for when you stumble do not say to yourself that you have failed, instead you should say that you have not succeeded yet.  For is not a saint a sinner who did not give up?  Do not be hard on yourself, but be very hard on the things inside you that prevent you from achieving your goal. 

Like a child do not hesitate to ask “why”, and please do not settle for the answer, “just because”.  The answer will be found within you, but just remember it doesn’t come FROM you, remember where all true answers come from.     

Yes indeed it is difficult to practice, yet practice makes perfect.  Our soul is like learning to play an instrument.  Proper and regular practice allows gradual mastery.  Like a child who sounds horrible when he first harshly hammers at a toy guitar, the parent allows him to make noise because they know that it is the first steps to becoming a wonderful musician.

It is your yearning and desire with proper intention that will bring you good fruit when harvest time comes.  What merit does it bring a person to accumulate all sorts of knowledge and not use it for their own correction?  In fact wisdom used for anything else but the individuals own self correction only grows the arrogance and self-glory which separates them from true attainment.

What arises the strongest emotions in a parent?  When a child seemly achieves everything naturally without much effort?  Or when the child struggles and remains steadfast in their effort with a proper attitude toward failure as well as success?  Surely the heart flutters more in the latter case.  Let this perspective be the approach towards your spiritual development. 

2012-01-11

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

What about Desire ?

When the Creator desired to form a creature and to fill that creature with His Endless Abundance the Soul was born.  The Altruistic Force of Bestowal, with His Thought Of creation formed a mirror image (reciprocal) to receive this abundance, the will to receive.  What else can a creature be but a vessel to receive what the Creator wills to give it.  The desire to give and the desire to receive complete each others actions.  The will to receive,  we see this in all kingdoms of nature from the simplest of single celled organisms right through the plant kingdom, animal kingdom and finally speaking kingdom.  Each consecutive kingdom an increasing desire to receive. Within man is the desires of all previous kingdoms.  Like the mineral kingdom we desire to exist, the plant kingdom we desire water, mineral and solar energy, like the animal kingdom we desire food, shelter , sex.  Then the speaking (Human) kingdom of, wealth, honor, power and knowledge is added.  However is the speaking level the top of the pyramid?  Or are we forgetting the next evolutionary level( desire).  The level of soul, the true man, the spiritual man.  The next level or kingdom that humanity is evolving into is simply that next desire that is larger than all other levels it is the desire for the Creator……His light and His Thought.  Again all other levels/kingdoms are not left behind but encompass the whole and when the soul level reached completion all other levels/kingdoms reach perfection too.  The whole world is waiting for just you.  That is how special you are.  You suffer the whole world suffers with you, most people just cannot feel that yet.  This is because the suffering of others is not felt with our egoism, but the soul.  As the soul matures in the Creators light we not only feel the Creator, but Joys and suffering of all other souls. 

So love they neighbor as thyself is the only commandment, the rest means go study.  Just joking but in reality if you follow this spiritual law (commandment) you won’t step over the line with any of the others.  However the particularities within each law are needed because this worlds love is completely different from the Creators love, which is gradually being revealed to us.

So to get to the point, all we can do is cloth our will to receive the the intention to receive for the pleasure of the Creator.  All HE wants to do is give you Himself (Thought of Creation) however we must not receive egotistically but receive with the altruistic understanding that it pleases to Upper one.

Putting on the white robe or the wedding garment is our will to receive putting on a altruistic intention ( receive to please the Creator).  This is gradually given to us by our prayers for the Creator to change us.

It is all really like a mother, child relationship.  The mother is the Creator and giver, and all she wants to do is please her child.  When the child receives the mothers love and nurturing then the mother is pleased.  Therefore the child pleases the mother by taking from her.  The child is happy and the mother is happy….they complete each others actions.

If the child does not take from the mother then the mother is sad, and the child suffers too.  The child becomes the giver by taking to please the mother.  This is the only way we can give to the greater.    Our life mission here is not to stop taking, but to learn how to receive.

We do not feel the Creator because he is on the altruistic radio frequency, and we are tuned into the Egoistic channel.  Just add to your receiver the right intention ( altruism) and then you will receive be on the same channel.

We must achieve equivalence of form within our intentions towards the Creator (to bestow).  The spiritual world is the world of desire, thought and intentions, as you become more similar in theses aspect to the Creator you will sense His presence because you are becoming similar to Him.

In the spiritual world distance is measured only by similarity.  You are similar then you are close, you are not similar then you are far.  If you are opposite then you are as far away as East and West.

2011-11-21

By: Jason-John Swarz

Commentary on “The Gospel of Thomas” excerpt 2

(2) Jesus said, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All.”

Translated by Thomas O. Lambdin

Man is born into this world, and is given from the Upper One the 5 senses to receive from this world.  He absorbs the beauty of this world with his eyes.  He tastes all that this worlds has to offer from his mouth.  Through  his nose he inhales the smells of this world.  He feels the touch of others and this world through his flesh.  He hears life’s melodies through his ears.

All of these he uses to receive from this world, and he derives pleasure from this world from them.  However all of these pleasure are fleeting, and the moment that the desire becomes filled the pleasure disappears.  Like all things of this world, they are born and they die.

However when a very special desire awakens in a person, and he wishes to know the meaning of Life itself.  When a small desire to understand his relationship to this grand mystery he finds himself immersed in awakens, he is compelled to seek out the answer.  For if he creates a proper environment around this small desire it can become a burning desire within him, and all other desires seeing who has sent this desire bow down in worship.  Therefore the other desires are not destroyed, but become corrected and fall into their proper function.   It is this special desire that is to know his MAKER, that becomes the vessel for the revelation of that answer.  It is that very special desire which is the SOUL itself.  However the pleasure received from having this special desire filled is not fleeting,  for it becomes an eternal fountain of joy and wholeness.  

So it can be understood that the desire for the spiritual (Creator) is the soul itself.  It is a desire created by the Upper One and it is awakened by the Upper One.  Once it is awakened we are compelled to seek its fulfillment.  The desire and yearning becomes like a pulling force towards adhesion with the Creator.  Surly a desire sent from the Father will reach perfect fulfillment, for HIS will is perfect. 

“When he finds, he will become troubled”

What would cause a person who seeks the Creator to become troubled?  When we have no desire for the Creator then, no LIGHT can enter the vessel.  The light only enters when there is a desire for it.  The desire for it only awakens when the Creator decides to awaken it.  Once awakened however it is up to us to nurture this desire into a burning desire.  The Creator only awakens it, however we must nurture that desire like it is a child within us.  Until this awakening from ABOVE,  we remain in darkness and see nothing wrong from living a life merely from the 5 senses.  We are satisfied with this level of existence and it is the will of the Creator that you find pleasure in this manner until he wishes to awaken you.  However when we seek we begin more and more to reveal our own darkness (egoism) and we realize how opposite we truly are in our nature from the Upper One.  We make all sorts of attempts at reforming ourselves, and become very frustrated, confused and exhausted with our attempts to live up to the spiritual standards that have awakened in us.  However it is these very efforts and failures that grow the desire and yearning, allowing more and more Light to enter, and more and more darkness to be revealed.  So therefore we can begin to see that “When he finds, he will become troubled“, because the Light of the Creator begins to shine and reveal all of our need for correction.  Do not feel discouraged with the evil that is revealed within you because it is the Creator showing what must be corrected so that you may become a temple (vessel) for HIM.  However there is initially a great blow to the person when they realize that it is their own EGOISM that must be corrected and nothing else. 

The evil that you reveal within yourself  are the very stepping-stones to your salvation.  The evil that is not revealed, becomes a disparity with the Creator and from this disparity HE cannot dwell within your vessel. 

So do not be troubled with the evil within you but be glad that what you once could not see in you has been revealed to you as a gift from you FATHER for your effort to move closer to HIM. 

It is like a basement with a crumbling foundation.  There is no light down in this basement and the owner never sees that it is in danger of falling down.  However someone gives him a light and for the first time he sees the needed repairs that must be done on the foundation.  Initially the owner is in great despair at the state that his foundation, and is ashamed that he never saw the danger all those previous  years. However the one who gave him the light is a great architect and he says, “Be happy that the light I gave you showed you the needed repairs, for now we can repair the danger together”.

If you study and become prideful then please wonder where that pride is coming from.  For what have you within yourself that has not been given to you from your Father?  If you realize that everything revealed within you comes from your Father, then praise the Glory and not the vessel that houses it.

  For a vessel is only as good as what it is holding inside.  So let us prepare our vessel so that it becomes worthy to contain such PERFECTION

2011-12-9

by: Jason-John Swartz

 

Internality of words.

The bible speaks only about the true man who is the soul and uses this world to describe spiritual events and actions which have nothing to do with the physical world.  The spiritual world is the root or cause of everything that occurs in the physical world.  From the spiritual world (ROOT) which is a world of forces that are the cause of everything gradually descend in a sequence of cause and effect until events and states are felt and experienced in this world.   Since the soul is a part of the Creator and is eternal, then words such as, sleeping, death, abyss, void, hell, describe varying degrees of disparity to the Creators Light and therefore concealment of the Creator.  Therefore the vessel is void of Light, and the separation from the Creator due to disparity of form is truly felt as HELL.

Again such key words as healed the blind, refers to the revelation of the Creator to the person as the vessel attains a proper intention and similarity of form allows gradual increasing amounts of Light to enter.  This brings life back into the desire to be filled with the Creators Light, and the once dead desire for spiritual Life is resurrected, or brought back to life.  Healing of demons applies to the egos monopoly on a vessel devoid of Light.  Selfish desires and thought as well as the most dark intentions have free reign while the Light is not within the vessel.  As stated in scripture that the kingdom of God is within you.  It is for this reason that the eternal fires of hell is synonymous with complete concealment of the Creator and the suffering that occurs when left to our on impure desires.

This in no way negates the fact that historical events and characters have occurred in the physical world, however to miss the internality of the stories, events and people in it is to see only half of the wealth that it is offering.

“Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is not the moon. To look at the moon, it is necessary to gaze beyond the finger, right?” (Buddhism)

2011-11-7

by: Jason-John Swartz

INFINITE SHADES OF ONE

All I can do in my uncorrected state is yearn for the Creator and make efforts in my actions, internal and external to move towards adhesion with HIM.. As he reveals Himself I feel his qualities or flavours within me. Yet before I know it I feel Him distance Himself from me. This is good, because if he was to dwell within me continually I would believe that it was me and not Him who is GOOD. So like the waves of the ocean he advances and withdraws within my sensations growing my faith in HIM, and desire for Adhesion.

While I know that the Creator is One, as His Essence shines through my own veils (screens), it is as if to me that he reveals HIMSELF in an Infinite number of ways. So yes the truth is ONE however it sings to us through many.

Whats Love Got To Do With It ???

When we are talking about love and connection, we are talking about the common desire within yourself and others for the revelation of the Creator.  The revelation will be revealed within the vessel that has been prepared to receive this revelation of the Creator, the housing for this Light..  This is the connection and the foundation of the love of others.  In this way the connection occurs on the level of desire and intention.  The spiritual world is not actually separate from the physical world, however it does transcend it, through a series of branches (consequences) stemming from the one root cause.  The physical world being the playing out of forces occurring within the Upper Heavens (Degrees) all originating from the Root, which can be seen as THE THOUGHT OF THE CREATOR, TO CREATE A CREATURE AND FILL IT WITH INFINITE JOY.

There is of course an egoistic version of love.  Such as I love something because it brings me happiness or gives me something.  However the love that is altruistic is not really an emotion but an awareness.  True love is seeing that we are all connected and that we live in an infinite sea of love called Creator.  It creates, supports and sustains us, and this is all that we need.  Once we tap into this ocean of life within our sensation (soul), we will no longer see others as stepping-stones for our own selfish goals.  Instead we will see that we are one collective creation surrounded by the Creator and love will become an awareness and not just a fleeting emotion.

TRINITY IN MY HEART

It is my feeling that there is the Essence of the Creator that can never be attained.  However the Light Emanating from the Unattainable Essence is possible to be felt by the soul.  The Light being a Pure Force of Bestowal and the soul a vessel (desire) to receive this Light.  The Unattainable Essence (FATHER),  can make contact with our soul through the Son (The Light) and the sensation and wisdom and other qualities are then experienced causing the renewal of our mind and gradual correction of the soul can be called ( Holy spirit).  Consciousness and Mind can be expressed as spirit.  When we have a Holy spirit our thoughts, desires and intentions are in similarity with the Light.  When we have a darkened spirit it is in disparity with the Light, which is Egoism.

This is how I  understand the New Testament in my heart.  Because the spiritual world is sensed within me, I continually try to tie what the scripture is saying with inner actions and therefore the Messiah to me refers to the emanated light of correction.  Presently I feel a spiritual Light that fills my desire to make contact with the Creator, then I understand that only through this Light (Messiah) can I get to the Father.  To me the Messiah is the personal relationship that one senses with the Light, Messiah is the Light of correction, which first illuminates our disparity to the Creator and causes us to repent.  Through the realization of our own force of impurity, a true desire for the Creators Light (Messiah) can be made in our hearts and through continued efforts with proper intention gradual corrections are performed upon us.   Therefore it can be said that mans salvation comes only from the LIGHT or Messiah, which is a Pure Force of Bestowal Emanating from the Essence of the Unattainable.

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I am not saying that this is the truth….but this is how it feels like to me, and how I have built my relationsgip with the Creator.

Unattainable Essence = Father

Light Emanating From The Essences = Son (Messiah)or(Christ)

The Influence It Has on The Vessel = Holy Spirit

The Vessel for the Light = Soul

Now if  God sends his only Son (offspring) to save us, then it makes sense to me that  The Fathers (Unattainable Essence) only Son is the Light Emanating From the Essence.(Messiah, The Light,)  It makes sense that if we do not know the Light (Son) then we cannot know the Father.  So the Light, Only Son, Messiah all points to the same Pure Force Of bestowal.

If this is the Light referred to in all spiritual teaching, then everyone is talking about the same thing and Language is getting in the way.

Buddhism speaks of enlightenment, which can be refered to the enlightenment of our vessel with the LIGHT OF THE CREATOR.

Buddhism speaks also of  NOTHINGNESS, and no self.  They refer to Nothingness when speaking about Essence, because there cannot be any attainment.  Our sensation of the Creator is only through the filling of our soul (VESSEL) which is Enlightenment.  No self is refered to the Ego which we often believe to be us, and is in actuality the barrier to connecting with the ONE MIND.  Also there is NO SELF in the Essence because again there is no attainment.

I see no real difference between the two experiences expressed in this wisdom and other faiths.  I see only barriers caused by language and a possible desire for monopolization of Infinity.  

As if anything can have a monopoly on INFINITY, or better yet certain groups be excluded from INFINITY.

It is easy to say my GOD and your GOD are not the same.  However try saying your INFINITY and my INFINITY are not the same.   Doesn’t sound right does it?  When we begin to use language which are basically symbols representing the corporeal world, to express eternal states beyond time and space in the spiritual, it is normal that a barrier can occur between proper communication.  However individuals attaining a certain degree within the spiritual world sense that the light is all surrounding and omnipotent.  They sense that it is fact constant and that it is our similarity and disparity that create the illusion that the Creator is treating us differently.  For all is sense within our vessel.  When the ego is corrected enough yet still present to a lesser degree the individual is certain that he is a pert of a collection of soul, who form a body.

I am also not saying that there was not an actual man who embodied the Light at such an exalted level that he was the complete personification of the thought of creation and a bridge between the vessel and Light. Who am I to know if it was divine providence that sent Him.  I judge from what is written, and I know that the origin of the parables are from a very elevated spiritual state.  I take do not take away from the importance of a Historical account, but in fact hopefully enrich the account with my personal experience of it..  However I am trying to unveil the trinity and how it function within me to the best of my ability and only with the purest of intentions.   I am trying to connect my inner experience of Light with my love of all scriptures especially The New Testament.   

This is simply how I feel inside and in no way saying that this is the TRUTH. I am just trying to join all the dots.  I know that this can be a very personal and I do not want to offend anybody, just trying to share,

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