Transforming the Mind

Jun 6, 2015 by

Human nature is a complex thing, but it is often talked of in two ways – the lower self and the higher self, or the selfish, self-centred nature and the selfless, higher nature. Or the ego-mind and the Christ-mind. St Paul talks very often of the flesh and the Spirit, making the same distinction For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. (Romans 8:5-6) To set the mind on the flesh is death? Not physical death, so what is Paul talking about? I think he is meaning death...

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Daring to Dream

Sep 21, 2014 by

I believe there is a universal path of wisdom that underlies all true spiritual paths, and it is to do with the dawning realisation of our interconnectedness at the energetic level. We are One in the divine matrix of consciousness that holds us all in being – and that Jesus knew it. His words (whether actually his or the gospel writer’s understanding of  him)  were “I ask … that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, … so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one…” (John 17:20-23) His teaching was to love, and that is the way to develop higher wisdom and interconnectedness –...

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Kingdom of God revisited

Dec 21, 2013 by

  Here’s my take on the kingdom of God, which I believe is the shorthand term that Jesus used for the state of nondual consciousness that is a potential for all humanity to reach. Traditionally, the kingdom of God has been taken to mean a place that you get to if you are good, or if you believe – ‘pie in the sky when you die!’ But Cynthia Bourgeault expresses the kingdom as something more subtle to be awoken into: “It’s not later, but lighter – some more subtle quality or dimension of experience accessible to you right at this moment. You don’t die into it; you awaken into it.” That puts a different perspective on it. It says that we are awakening or spiritually ascending to our true nature as those who live...

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What makes a person a Christian?...

Dec 29, 2012 by

What makes a person a Christian? Some would say it is baptism, but that is just a sign, a beginning. It was the beginning of Jesus’ path to Jerusalem, to ministry and to the cross. Baptism of babies relies on the parents to bring them up in the Christian faith, and then they are supposed to be confirmed in their faith by the bishop when older. But it is just the beginning, it doesn’t make you a Christian, it just signifies that you intend to follow Christ by starting on the path. What was Jesus’ message? What did he ask people to do? His call was  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17. Repent means so much more than saying sorry! It means turn around to God, or literally, in Greek,...

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Transformation and the Wedding at Cana...

Dec 29, 2012 by

Transformation and the Wedding at Cana The story of Jesus turning water into wine at the wedding in Cana (John  2:1-12), contains one of the most powerful messages in all of Scripture.  But it seems that a lot of times, people get snagged on one of the details and end up missing the joy of the message.  There are several ways in which people get hung up on this story and end up missing the point, so I want to start off by getting those out of the way. The first stumbling block tends to be issues surrounding alcohol.  You might find it uncomfortable and difficult to explain, but the story says that Jesus was at a wedding party where the guests were already pretty tipsy.  Then, when the wine ran out, instead of...

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