Jesus the Christ on ‘Love’

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FOR YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS LOVE.
FOR YOUR EARTHLY MOTHER IS LOVE.
FOR THE SON OF MAN IS LOVE.

“It is by love, that the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother and the Son of Man become one. For the spirit of the Son of Man was created from the spirit of the Heavenly Father, and his body from the body of the Earthly Mother. Become, therefore, perfect as the spirit of your Heavenly Father and the body of your Earthly Mother are perfect. And so love your Heavenly Father, as he loves your spirit. And so love your Earthly Mother, as she loves your body. And so love your true brothers, as your Heavenly Father and your Earthly Mother love them. And then your Heavenly Father shall give you his holy spirit, and your Earthly Mother shall give you her holy body. And then shall the Sons of Men like true brothers give love one to another, the love which they received from their Heavenly Father and from their Earthly Mother; and they shall all become comforters one of another. And then shall disappear from the earth all evil and all sorrow, and there shall be love and joy upon earth. And then shall the earth be like the heavens, and the kingdom of God shall come.

And then shall come the Son of Man in all his glory, to inherit the kingdom of God. And then shall the Sons of Men divide their divine inheritance, the kingdom of God. For the Sons of Men live in the Heavenly Father and in the Earthly Mother, and the Heavenly Father and the Earthly Mother live in them. And then with the kingdom of God shall come the end of the times. For the Heavenly Father’s love gives to all life everlasting in the kingdom of God. For love is eternal. Love is stronger than death.

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Though I tell what is to come, and know all secrets, and all wisdom; and though I have faith strong as the storm which lifts mountains from their seat, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and give all my fire that I have received from my Father, but have not love, I am in no wise profited. Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not envious, works not evil, knows not pride; is not rude, neither selfish; is slow to anger, imagines no mischief; rejoices not in injustice, but delights in justice. Love defends all, love believes all, love hopes all, love bears all; never exhausts itself; but as for tongues they shall cease, and, as for knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Excerpt from The Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 1

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The Light Meditation

IMG_1405During the hectic pace of the Holiday Season, one can easily get stressed out for umpteen reasons–too much sugar, too much alcohol, too many parties, too many expectations, too little sleep just to name a few. However, if we take time to feed and nourish our soul, we can breeze through the seas with better  health and more peace of mind. AND if we nourish our soul chances are that our need for ‘over doing it’ will decrease as well!

How about a daily dose of light to start with? The light meditation is simple as pie and fills us up with our sense of Self. It’s the best antidote that I know for stress, separation, depression, pre-Holiday celebrations and too much rain!

Here is the recipe:

1. Sit or lie down comfortably. Begin to take nice long deep breaths while your body begins to relax. Stay here for a few moments.

2. Imagine a huge golden sun above your head. Make it really big. Bring it first down into your heart, letting it expand and spread its warmth there. Feel your heart expanding with the light as you breathe.

3. Now bring the light down to your toes and begin to fill up your whole body with light. Bring it into your legs, thighs, abdomen, fingers, arms, neck, shoulders, back  & head. Take time to do this, feeling each part of the body relax as it fills with light.

4. Now expand the light beyond your body, sending it to your family members, friends, pets and anyone else that you would like to send love.

5. Next expand your love by sending light to the plant, mineral & animal kingdoms, your neighborhood, country, the world and the cosmos. Do this slowly, seeing your light growing bigger and bigger, brighter and brighter.

6. Notice that all are encompassed in this light, and feel the sense your of oneness with all. Just sit in this expanded space for a few moments thinking–I am the light.

7. When you are finished, slowly come back to your body, open your eyes, and experience your new sense of Self!