May 24, 2011 at 11:02 am #37392
Note: the best line in this: “spirituality is connection to the Divine, religion is Crowd Control”. Michael
by Steve Bhaerman (Swami Beyondananda)
The BEGINNING of the World As We “Know” It?
“So the world didn’t end on May 21st. Sure, those who hoped to live happily ever rapture are a little disappointed, but hey – it’s not the end of the world, right?”
— Swami Beyondananda
Could this be the beginning of the world as we “know” it?
This past weekend’s rapture no-show will likewise move the upwising forward. A recent survey suggests that some 40% of Americans believe in the rapture, which might be considered “bad” news, except that six years ago that figure was 55%. So, we might anticipate even more migration from an idea whose time has come and gone to a more mature spirituality.
And that brings us to “the beginning of the world as we know it” – or as we are coming to know it.
Some anonymous wit once said that spirituality is our relationship with the Divine, and religion is “crowd control.” Until now, the vast majority of humanity has been subject to programmed fear and limitation, and crowd control has been deemed necessary. At this time, however, more and more children of God are evolving to adults of God. With ancient spiritual traditions being liberated from secrecy, more of us are finding that One Spirit inside of ourselves rather than through some external intercessor. And more of us are recognizing that what religion has called “spirit” and what science is calling the “field” is pretty much the same invisible moving force.
In Spontaneous Evolution, Bruce Lipton and I suggest that the next phase of human evolution is the recognition that each of us is a cell in the body of humanity. In other words, evolutionary science is now echoing Jesus’ One Suggestion: Love thy neighbor as thyself (because thy neighbor IS thyself). This new and functional understanding will transform religious discourse from the yipping and yapping of barking dogmas, to the recognition that all dogmas ultimately answer to the same Master. And, as we see ourselves as part of the same “body,” the notions of peace and cooperation that have been termed “utopian” can now be seen as “health and sanity.”
We are going through a difficult passage, and whether or not we make it is still an open question. However, the question “can we evolve?” is actually a pretty useless question. A better question is, “HOW do we evolve?”
So, let us welcome those who are disappointed that the “hereafter” isn’t here yet into the “here now” as we gather under one big intent to re-grow the Garden and have a heaven of a time doing it. We release the long-held belief that this world is a field of nightmares, and we embrace the idea that it is a field of dreams instead. We – individually and collectively – are the Dreamer.May 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm #37393
1) modern Christianity IS the most evil force on the planet,
not necessarily due to the Gospels, with primary fault on the book of Hebrews, but due to the inane pre-literate sub-orangatang interpretation which means the issue is as much genetics and bully-dom.. it is giving a fat drunk monkey keys to a pollution vehicle
2) “freedom” apparently equals hypocrisy, abortion, incarceration, religious contamination (which would have never happened to begin with if people could handle themselves), gender corruption, social-financial exploitation, and expansion of sub-capacity farces attempting to subjugate the world to false lower ideals
REPEAT: corruption would have never happened to begin with if people could handle themselves
It’s all fine and good until they control 80% of the worlds land mass with their farse psycho-sexual jesus only subjugation routine of corrupt world $ invasionMay 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm #37395
How can you step up pressure for a Gaddafi step-down when 66%+ of Libyans support Gaddafi? I guess you blow up a 140 civilians in the capital.
Obama promises “No Let-up” in the Offensive:
1000’s Flee Sudan’s Oil rich Central Lands as Militia’s gun down UN Helicopters:
Jumhūrīyat al Sūdān and it’s right next to Libya!May 27, 2011 at 11:49 pm #37397
Isn’t this exactly Eisenhower warned everyone about?
So President blatantly violates Constitution.. probably original UN Charter as well,
so House decides to just go ahead and remove all limits to war whatsoever…
this is called a con job… if people do not wake up now then they do not deserve to wake up…
AGAIN: since when are armed mercenary insurgents on raids equivalent to civilians?
why is half of Gaddafi’s green Book about the false parties of U.S. democracy actually being facade vehicles of wealth and social hierarchy
President and former General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address to the Nation on January 17, 1961
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