Sue on Glee had very strong opinions based on her life conditioning. She saw the world through her physical eyes filtered through her life experiences. She believed that what was seen and experienced is reality. We go around with filtered glasses with differing perceptual realities and try to convince others of our own reality, get others to respect our reality or suffer consequences, and condemn others who don’t share our world view. It is a world full of the blind leading the blind into different perceptual blindness!
Perception is reality, not knowing that physical perception is a far distant cousin to spiritual perception that leads to Reality. Illusory physical interpretation of reality is the wide path that most of the world is on: perceiving through separate selves, interpreting through limited ego minds with a closed heart, seeing with two physical limited eyes, trying to convince others that they are right and others are wrong. The wide path leads to destruction.
“There is a way which seems right to a man but it leads to destruction; its end is the way to death” Proverbs 14:12 (paraphrase)
The narrow path that few find is the Way of Love. The Way of Truth is the Way of Life. The narrow path is the tree of life.
The wide path is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The wide path is satan’s wisdom path: judge good and evil, convince others of right and wrong, force your “C”s on others, defend your C, judge other “C”s as wrong, bad, unenlightened, ignorant, evil, or demonized. This physical world is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
“A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit” Matthew 7:18
Those who live in this wide-path physical world, the trees of good and evil, are Adams and Eves bearing fruit that is sometimes good, sometime bad. The world praises and encourages good behavior and punishes bad behavior. The world judges by tradition: right/wrong, good/evil and calls this “religion” if spiritual or “moral code” if rational humanist. This is the wide path and we are all “C”s seeing through the physical eyes of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We are blind but don’t know it! We are tricked into satan’s religion of good and evil and don’t know it! We are in bondage to the old covenant and can’t see it! We are blind to the ascended Christ’s Gift!
We don’t know what we don’t know. We believe our two eyes and two ears and don’t know the single Christ-eye of our heart is closed and inoperable; we are blind and still in bondage to the dominion of darkness. We are identified with the human “Adam” and don’t know that the old prototype no longer exists in Spiritual Reality. It is illusory; it exists only in the mind of satan, the carnal mind of this world that still eats of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Truth is Jesus was the last Adam; there is a new ascended prototype of Christ-like being. We are called to begin to identify with the new creation, but we can’t identify with what we do not understand or know!
The tree of life is a narrow gate, a forgotten ancient path. The world tries to make its old tree good by acting good and avoiding bad, but it is still eating of satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The fruit of lucifer’s fallen light tree is a little good and a whole lot of bad! The fruit results in a lack of peace and happiness and operates out of conditional love. Its gate is wide and many are on this path.
The narrow gate is the tree of life…
“Enter by the narrow gate; for the way is wide and easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few” Matthew 7:13-14
Religion is a wide, easy path: just accept our doctrines, creeds and set of beliefs and you can belong to this religious path. Rational humanism is also a wide, easy path: just believe what we believe, follow a moral code, be a good person, use your brain, and you can belong to this secular path.
The narrow path is an ancient, forgotten path that few find. It is the Path of Love. It is the ancient tree of life. It is beyond good and evil. It is beyond conditional love and the human brain. It is beyond religion. It is beyond the foundation of the world. It is prior to humanity or creation. It is beyond beginning or ending. It is prior to, beneath, and beyond all that is created!
It is easier to find if you have suffered great pain, despair or tribulation which leads you to the end of your human resources, to the end of your human self, where you would rather die than live, and in an act of desperation something deep within you cries out to God. This deep cry of your soul goes right to Love’s omnipresent ears and an ancient door begins to open…
Strange synchronicities begin to occur. An invisible Hand begins to guide. An ancient path begins to appear where there is no path. A strange stirring starts to erupt in your spirit. A new dawn begins to crack through the darkness. Gaze shifts. Focus begins to turn. Old stories and structures start to crumble. New sights begin to enter conscious awareness. Books fall off shelves, people show up and say things that touch your deepest knowing, meaning of events shift, lyrics begin to play in your head, words come to mind, light starts to invade previously dark spaces. Hope arises. Curiosity dawns. Inspiration calls. Intuition beckons. The things of this world start to lose their attraction. Problems start to fade. The eye of the heart begins to open…
A spark turns to a light and the light turns into fire and the fire into a blaze….
(to be continued)