Saturday, 16 December 2017

Proof is in the Pudding

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes....(Rom.1:16).  Stop!  Don't change the channel just yet!  There is gold in them thar hills.  Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.  Religion isn't spirituality.  Spirituality is true knowledge, religion is stuff people make up.  Mostly men as it happens.  No offence: it has been a result of the patriarchal skew which infected and still infects the world and doesn't in the end benefit anyone. I think gender may just be a mistake like ageing but that is for another day....

Apart from anything else the language above is 17th century English which no one speaks and most don't understand.  In contemporary terms what this is saying is something startling: :"I don't mind putting it out there:  I got the Power.  And I can give it to you if you want it."  Or more simply "the proof is in the pudding".  If the recipe is right the pudding tastes great.  If not it doesn't.  Very appropriate since we are approaching Christmas.  And you don't want to miss the next blog:  It is "How to do Christmas".  This is an article I wrote for a glossy Queensland resort magazine a couple of years ago. For a while they ran psychology articles as well as many advertisements for expensive Queensland properties.  Go figure.

The Gospel  (literal meaning good news) is this:  the power is there for anyone who knows about it and wants some.  And why wouldn't you?  Power to do what?  Succeed.  At what?  Everything you do.  Is this a code? Oh yes it so is.  Spirit is real; Truth works; lies corrupt.  Getting with the strength makes you strong.  Knowing what is true and applying it makes you effective.

 It is exactly like the laws of physics.  They were always there.  Laws of gravity and thrust applied just as much 10,000 years ago as they do today.  Problem was only the birds knew about them.  Though most indigenous people and many others knew about astral travel like Hindus, Buddhists and yes Christians.  Paul talks about astral travel and it is mentioned in regard to Phillip and by John, Ezekiel and many others.  They called it "being in the Spirit" sometimes travelling in the body and sometimes out of it.  The evangelist (which literally means good news carrier so not like CNN) Jesse Duplantis amongst many others talks of a bodily experience of going to heaven. Google it for yourself.  And the book and the movie Heaven is for Real is based on a true story about a 4 year old boy who visited heaven written by his father a minister.  I spent 6 months learning to astral travel. by getting out of my body.  After some freaky experiences like getting stuck at my feet and then not being able to move for half an hour I finally flipped out (or better rocked out since it is a rocking experience as well as a "rockin" experience) of my body on a sunny afternoon lying on the bed.  I had a marvellous time and it showed me beyond doubt that I was not my body.  I didn't ever feel I needed to do it again.  I have since learned even easier ways to travel.

Anyway back to the Wright brothers.  Eventually after running down hills in strange wooden contraptions they got off the ground.  The laws were there but no one knew about them and until the 20th century no one had the technology to build airplanes  And look at us now......Mars and beyond. 

Spiritual laws are just like the laws of physics were:  they are and have always been the same but most haven't known about them.  They work for anyone who knows about them and puts them to work.  So how do you know that something is true?  Firstly if your inner GPS is on you will feel it.  Secondly it works.  If you know the spiritual laws which are the equivalent to the laws of gravity and thrust and you have the technology you can fly  Religious laws doesn't work.  Spiritual laws do.  What I have called codes are spiritual laws: like 'what goes around comes around', like 'ask and you receive', like 'trusting your inner guidance'.  The proof is in the pudding. 

And to finish with the words of a contemporary prophet Paul Simon from the great song
Sounds of Silence Great version by Simon and Garfunkel.
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said:
"The words of the prophet are
written on the subway walls
and tenement halls
and whispered in the sounds of silence"

It's all around us folks. 

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