IF You could only see your self as you actually are… the real and eternal *YOU* within you… if you could see your self and real-eyes that what you are seeing is indeed You, you would be inclined to kneel down and worship the divinity that was revealed.
However… *YOU* are hiding. From you.
Thus, the mortal dilemma, the game of “Hide and Seek.”
And, though there are many who would tell you that *THEY* are “The Way,” after all the “experts” have shouted their wares, after all the “preachers, popes, priests, bishops, prophets,” even the scientists have touted their truths…
have “you” found *YOU* yet?
Several years ago, as I was conducting my “Lighthouse Creative Learning Center” (a.k.a. my daycare/ preschool), as many apparent “miracles” were presenting themselves amongst my little ones and their families, I taught them these same principles I now write about. I taught them JOY (emotional balance). I taught them Happiness (utilizing their eyes, their ears, their hands, feet, voices, minds) in ways that aligned with their Joy. They got it! It was a precious delight to witness. Yet, I will always remember one particular day when two of the mothers of two of the toddlers came early (as parents often did) to observe and learn for themselves the principles that I was teaching their children.
As I had these two mothers join with us in a “circle time,” we sang and recited and enjoyed each other and learned together. Then I pulled out my hand mirror and passed it around as each child in turn looked within the mirror and into their eyes, singing: “I like myself, I am a valuable person! I like myself, I am a valuable person! I like myself, I Like Myself, I LIKE MYSELF, I LIKE MYSELF! I. AM. A. VALUABLE. PERSON!” As the mirror was passed around our little circle, intrigued I was as each of the two mothers (physically beautiful by anyone’s standards) were obviously uncomfortable to look at themselves in the mirror on their turn.
Indeed, this has been an amazing insight: people do not… really, truly, deeply… like them self. They are uncomfortable in their own skin. Little children aren’t! Why, then, are emotionally “little children” who are hiding in “grown up” skin so afraid of seeing them self?
Why the contrast between an instinctual desire to want to bow down and worship an actual divine goddess who permeates goodness and grace and power… and mankind’s instinctual feelings to turn away from or discount or really Look AT them self?
Because until a person has courageously peeled back each and every layer and allowed them self to be genuinely interested in and curious about Who They Really Are… they have enough self-knowledge to understand that the individual they pretend to be (both to them self and as they present that self to the world)… is a sham. Being a sham is disintegrous, a lie, a perversion of truth. Being a shame brings shame.
And they turn their head.
Gnosis is the greatest discovery… and the most amazing journey… that a human can undertake. (Suggestion: do a search on my site for “gnosis” to refresh your self about this “greatest of discoveries” and the purpose of your life.)
If one could only realize this principle:
On the other side of our greatest fear awaits our greatest reward.
And what is our greatest fear? We fear that we Are that “lie,” that we are not “enough.” We fear being seen as “foolish” and “ignorant,” “weak” and “not-enough.”
Finally, though, after significant introspection following plenty of interactive experiences (and, thus, pain) with others, one is capable of realizing their personal impediment, that which prevents them from this Gnosis, or Self (True and Actual Self) Knowing.
And now, for a revelation of truth:
As long as You worship a “god” (or “expert” or “leader” or… ANY One) outside of your Self, then you will never ever ever ever… in fact, it will be IMPOSSIBLE to… dis-cover Your Self! Gnosis is possible only for those who apply the equation:
“Do unto others… AS (=)… you would have others do unto you!”
In other words: “Love your Self (your actual self, not the façade you parade) EQUAL TO your love for all ‘others.'”
When one has been given the assignment to be a dispenser of truths, as soon as the “job” or “role” or “mission” was done, they were either martyred or marred. As intended. To be marred means that their face or identity is changed. (They are no longer a “true messenger,” and to be “worshipped” or looked to as such they are then compelled to deliver “Philosophies of men mingled with scripture.” Or, rather, their focus will then be a contrived delivery of truths mixed with imaginational story; usually dealing with the tangible, physical [temporal and temporary] world.) In other words, they will be delivering “jelly beans” with the pretense of those “jelly beans” being life-enhancing, super-charged vitamins.
When one who has legitimately held the role of a messenger of Truth has delivered his message, yet some have “held on to him as a “follower”… this self-ascribed “follower” is dishonoring and rejecting both the message delivered and the original messenger. This is equivalent to them FLUNKING the test of having received and understood the lesson!
Always, revealed truth fits into the principle of equality and balance; that upon which the entire universe hinges. When one becomes a “follower” of another, they put the “other” above them self, creating an imbalance. Again and forever, the Two Great Commandments, as elaborated upon within Matthew 5-7 (and almost identically in 3Nephi 12-14), most specifically in verses 3-12, detail HOW to “find your Self!” When one finds them Self, they then discover the true nature of every “other!” Along with Gnosis, one would never, could never put ANY “one” above or below or around or between any other! It is impossible.
Imagine being a seven-year-old and engaging in a game of “Hide and Seek” with your friends. After long and arduous search in all the usual and even many “unusual” places, your enthusiasm begins to wane. “Enough already, I think I’m kinda done with this game now….” Well, here’s a great big *HINT*: “the one place you haven’t yet thoroughly searched is… within your Self!” LOOOOOOOK! You WILL find *YOU*… if you look with all of your heart and without fear of what you might find.
And, finding your True and Actual *SELF*… will include unlocking the door to the Real mysteries of god!
In tomorrow’s post I will provide scientific PROOF of HOW religions have prevented their “flock” from successfully applying the principles they (supposedly) ascribe.
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.