We are all perfectly IMPERFECT. Thank God there is GRACE and transformation!
Grace by U2
This is the beginning of a new month and the time of miracles, the time of “nissan” in yiddish, according to Authentic Kabbalah teachings that were hidden and secret for many, many centuries. It is also the beginning of Spring, and the period of the church known as Lent. This is a time of transformation. This is the time of letting go, dying to the past, and being reborn into the new. It is new life trying to rise out of the darkness, like a sprouted seed that has just pierced the dark earth into the light. This requires a surrender or letting go of the old that is very difficult for many. It is a golden opportunity however to transform into a new, higher expression of yourself.
The Light of God, which was concealed by the darkness of our understanding, is now revealing itself to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear! Every day can be Easter in the new heaven on earth as we die to the past and are reborn into the new. Every breath can be Easter as we let go of the old and bring in the new, fresh inspiration! Every moment in time can be Easter as we let go and let God in each present moment. I laughed as I had this thought when returning from my beach walk yesterday and a rabbit bounded from under a bush and hopped down the “bunny trail” to another tasty growth of green bunny food!
I had an experience this morning as I went outside under the magnolia tree to do my meditation/devotions/journaling/praying/communing with God and nature! I carried my cup of french press coffee into the bright sunny patio. As I went to take a sip before sitting down, I noticed that there were beautiful patterns swirling and rising from the surface of my coffee. These ethereal misty, smoke-like, diaphanous spirals and swirls, were arising out of the dark coffee liquid, appearing in a new form, then disappearing into thin air! It was art in motion, and then just as quickly, disappeared as if by magic!
I realized I was witnessing a concrete example of transformation, the changing nature of seemingly solid physical matter. I was seeing a physical manifestation of going from a formless state to form, and back to formless again. The formless liquid was transforming into a misty steam, visible only in the sun light, and then returning to the formless state of seeming nothingness, that in reality is just water in its invisible, unseen, hidden state. The invisible hidden water rises and joins other invisible particles until it forms a cloud. Then it comes back into visible form as it falls as rain, and you can finally directly experience and feel the water in a rain puddle!
Science has solved the old mystery of water transforming from liquid, to steam, to evaporation, to clouds, to rain, to a rain puddle, just to begin the process all over again. What science has not yet proven is how we transform spiritually. Science has not been able to prove what God is, and how the Spirit transforms the solid, physical matter of the body. Spiritual transformation of the heart, mind, body, and soul can only be known by the direct experience of it in your own life. Science says “seeing is believing” or something isn’t real until we can physically observe, measure, or quantify it. In the realm of faith, believing is seeing! Even more accurately: “knowing (gnosis) God is seeing. It is done unto you as you believe.
The mystery of God has not been brought out of the unknown into the scientific gold standard, but the mystery of God can be known through direct personal experience. Knowing the mystery of God results in transformation of our body, mind, heart and lives. By the grace of God, the GOLD standard can be yours when you let go of the past, and be transformed from lead to gold! “I will give you the treasures of darkness and the hoards in secret places” (Isaiah 45:3). You can be reformed, restored, rebuilt, renewed, refreshed, regenerated, and reborn through the transformation of the Spirit within you!
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life and no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). This one statement has caused a lot of pain and wounding by many who saw the exclusiveness of this misunderstood statement, instead of the inclusiveness that I have come to personally know and experience. Let me explain what I have been led to see:
Only through Christ, the spirit incarnating, indwelling or entering into the cells and atoms of our body, can we enter the presence of the Father (our Highest Self, our highest expression of being). Only through a personal, intimate relationship with the Father in the body can we be one with the Father as Jesus was one with the Father. Only through the infusion of the Holy Spirit in the body can our very cells transform. You must bring the power and presence of God down into the physical body, consciously and deliberately, where the Spirit is infused to transform your heart, mind, body, and soul with your consent and cooperation!
You can intellectually believe in God without ever becoming one with God. But if you want, yearn, or long to receive the actual presence of the Spirit of God into your body and life, you must let go of what you think you already know about God and yourself, and LET GOD BE GOD IN AND THROUGH YOU! If you want to have a transformed new life, hear the still, small voice of God, and become the actual body of Christ, you must go through the incarnation of Spirit within your body.
1. Consciously choose to Come to God with your attention and intention. SAY YES!!!
2. Ask and don’t doubt.
3. Trust that it is already done!
“Before they call I will answer” (Isaiah 65:24)
“Before she was in labor she gave birth; before her pain came upon her she was delivered of a son. Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things?” (Isaiah 66:7-8)
“It is DONE” (Revelation 21:6)
“The former things have passed away. Behold, I make ALL things NEW!” (Revelation 21:4-5)
4. Open your gates: mind, heart, body, from the top of your crown to the tips of your toes, every atom, every cell, every organ, every body system.
5. Receive the Grace, Light, Living Water, Bread of Life, Love, Healing Presence, Healing Power, and the formless, fecund, essence of God, the Source of all created and uncreated things!
6. Come and See the new heaven on earth!
Come! “And the Spirit and the Bride say “Come” And let all who hear say “Come” and let all who is thirsty come, let all who desire the waters of life without price”. (Rev 22:17). COME!!!
I Then Shall Live by Gaither Vocal Band