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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Gospel of Thomas

Aug 15, 2012 by

Gospel of Thomas Thomas has gone down in Christian tradition as doubting Thomas because of his refusal to believe in the resurrection until he could see and touch Jesus, a story told in the gospel of John 20:19-31. Thomas is often identified with the Judas in Mark 6:3 and John 14:22, so his full name was probably Judas Thomas – and also called ‘Didymus’ or twin The name Thomas in Aramaic (Tau’ma) means twin or double and the name Didymos in Greek also means twin, one who had a brother or a sister born with him at the same time. So it is in effect saying Judas twin, twin. There is no answer to the obvious question, “Whose twin?” In some Syrian churches, there is a belief that he was Jesus’ twin brother. In the Book...

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End of the Age

Jul 15, 2012 by

End of the Age and Good news of the kingdom There are two key phrases about the end times in Mark‘s gospel which unlock its meaning. The ‘end of the age,’ and the ‘good news of the kingdom.’ When he (Jesus) was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, … what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) The end of the age or era was mistranslated as the end of the world  in the King James Version of the bible. Literally, it means the completion of the age....

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Evolutionary Love

Jul 11, 2012 by

Evolutionary Love – Lower to higher self Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me. For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for my sake, you will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25) What’s wrong with the world? Many would say the problem lies in power, greed, and control. Changes are afoot in the world. People are more aware of other ways of living, and are increasingly frustrated when power, greed and control are misused in leadership. In the Arab world, we have seen Arab Spring, a move to freedom from the tyranny and control by leaders enforcing their will on the people. We see this tendency towards...

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Blue Sky God

Jun 1, 2012 by

Blue Sky God interprets some new scientific theories with blue sky thinking to bring radical insights into God, Jesus and humanity, drawing also on some deep wells from the past in the writings of the early Christians. In an accessible style, it looks at science research and theories in areas such as quantum physics and consciousness, epigenetics, morphic resonance and the zero point field. From there, seeing God as the compassionate consciousness at the ground of being, it draws together strands to do with unitive consciousness and the Wisdom way of the heart. Throughout, it seeks to encourage an evolution in understanding of the Christian message by reinterpreting much of the theological language and meaning that has become ‘orthodoxy’ in the West. In doing so, it challenges many of the standard assumptions of Western Christianity. It outlines a spiritual path that includes elements in all the...

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Wisdom

May 31, 2012 by

Wisdom is  not a curriculum, a philosophy, a metaphysical system, or a set of esoteric ideas.  It is an underground stream running through all the great spiritual traditions,  not exclusively identified with any of them, and it can wear the theological and devotional garb of all of them. Wisdom fundamentally describes a higher level of human consciousness characterized by a supple and alert awareness, compassionate intelligence, a substantial reduction in the  “internal dialogue,” and the capacity to engage reality directly, without the superimposition of mental constructs and categories. It is the original Integral Knowing. Wisdom is not about knowing more, but about knowing deeper, with more of you participating.  It is fundamentally accessed through spiritual practice. In the Christian path, wisdom has largely been contained in mystical and esoteric streams, but is emerging again...

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