13 May 2022

WHICH ART IN HEAVEN

WHICH ART IN HEAVEN

Before we delve into this topic, first let's look at the New Testament Christian Bible Book of Luke 11, and Book of Matthew 6; for the offering of the Lords Prayer:

The Lord's Prayer (King James Version)

"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father WHICH is in secret; and thy Father WHICH seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

After this manner therefore pray ye: 

'Our Father WHICH art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.'"

Now, the King James Version of the Bible uses the word "which," rather than the many other translations that have chosen to use the word "who," or in some cases omit it all together. For example, in the Matthew 6:9 text, we have the following examples from various translations:

Our Father in heaven ... 
Our Father in the heavens ... 
Our Father, who is in heaven ...
Our Father who art in heaven ... 
Our Father who are in heaven ... 
Our Father who is in the heavens ... 

If you've made it this far, you're probably wondering "so what?" Is this just semantics or what? Grammar is an important element of translation, particularly from one language to another. In this particular case, we should look hard at the usage of "which" when referencing the "Our Father WHICH art in heaven." 

Proper grammar usage dictates: "which" is for things, and "who" is for people. We don't use 'which' for people. We use 'who' or 'that' for people. Further, we use 'which' or 'that' for things. We use relative clauses to make clear which person or thing we are talking about. 

Knowing this, the reference to "our Father," is a reference to a thing. Hence, the use of which. Thing you say? Yes. This "thing" is the indwelling Spirit within ALL of Life. The animating Source of all that is. The Life-force that IS God within. The Spirit of animation. This is the thing WHICH art in heaven. The Hebrew word for heaven is "shamayim" and can be translated as lofty, above, beyond. The Greek word is "ouranos" and can be translated as universe, world, sky, upper regions, encompass, high place, seat of order of things eternal. 

The Bible states: "And then Jesus said when they asked him, ‘Where is the kingdom of heaven and when is it going to come?’ he said, ‘The kingdom of heaven does not come with signs to be perceived. You cannot say, ah, it’s over here or look, it’s over there, for I tell you the kingdom of heaven is within you.’” When Jesus says “it is within you,” he is also quoting Moses from the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy:

"‘Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?’ No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart (within you) so you may obey it.”
~Deuteronomy 30:11-14 

You may ask "is there a difference between Kingdom of God and Kingdom of Heaven?" The Kingdom of God, also called Kingdom Of Heaven, in Christianity, is the spiritual realm over which God reigns, or the fulfillment on Earth of God’s will. This phrase occurs frequently in the New Testament, primarily used by Jesus in the first three Gospels. He clearly points to within mankind as the dwelling place of the Spirit of God/Heaven.

Jesus said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you” (that is, here) and “at hand” (that is, now). It’s not later, but lighter ... a more subtle quality or dimension of experience accessible to you right in the moment. You don’t die into it; you awaken into it.

The Kingdom of Heaven is really a metaphor for a state of consciousness; it is not a place you go to, but a place you come from. It is a whole new way of looking at the world, a transformed awareness that literally turns this world into a different place. The hallmark of this awareness is that it sees no separation between God and humans, between humans and other humans. And these are indeed Jesus’s two core teachings, underlying everything he says and does.

When Jesus talks about this oneness, what he had in Mind is a complete, mutual indwelling: "I am in God, God is in you, you are in God, we are in each other." His most greatest symbol for this is in the teaching from John 15 where he says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Abide in me as I in you." A few verses later he says, “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love." Again, there is no separation between humans and God because of this mutual interabiding which expresses the indivisible reality of Divine Love.

Also in Jesus’s teachings he says: “Love your neighbor as yourself” in Matthew 22:39 ... as a continuation of your very own being. It’s a complete seeing/showing that your neighbor is YOU. There are not TWO individuals out there. It is a community of ONE ... a common-unity of the one great Life. We are as individual rays of the sun, each containing the entirety of the whole, and yet not being the whole. The whole (holy) is a collective emanation, not a separate and individual consciousness. 

So as we return to the original message of God WHICH art in heaven, we now have a much better understanding that this "God" is not some bearded king enthroned in the clouds, but a Spirit that indwells all of Life. This Source of all that is, is experiencing Life through us, with us, and AS US. The sooner we come to the understanding that all are one, and that I am you and you are me, we will complete the creation and manifestation of "Heaven on Earth." The completed intersection of Spirit and matter (the cross). 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 




09 May 2022

CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP

CAPTAIN OF YOUR SHIP

You, are the Captain of your ship (vessel, body, Mind). Before we look at these responsibilities, lets briefly look at the duties of an actual ship's Captain. You'll better understand the importance of your personal position physically, mentally, and spiritually, by using this analogy.

The Captain of a ship holds the ultimate authority and responsibility for the vessel and all those on board. Although crew members may have specific duties, such as navigation, maintenance or staff management, the ultimate responsibility for all activities on board begins and ends with the Captain.

Concerning navigation, the Captain is responsible for getting the ship to where it is supposed to be, and when it is supposed to be there. They study maps and charts to determine the most convenient and least dangerous route to a destination.

The ship's Captain is in charge of operating or piloting the ship. The Captain is an expert on the specific motions and speeds required to maneuver the ship safely. Once at sea, the complete responsibility for every movement that the ship makes lies with the Captain.

The Captain also inspects the ship inside and out to ensure that it's completely seaworthy and safe for passengers and crew. The Captain must be intimately familiar with all regulations and is responsible for ensuring that the ship adheres to every one of them. 

"You are like a captain navigating a ship... You must give the right orders, thoughts and images to your subconscious which controls and governs all your experiences."

~Joseph Murphy

Now that we have a brief overview of the responsibilities and duties of an actual ship's Captain, its time to apply these properties to our own Self. Specifically, our Mind ... both conscious and subconscious. We have the capacity and ability to navigate our experiences through the use of our Mind ... both aspects, conscious and subconscious. 

For starters, consider the functions of this one principle, yet two aspects of Mind. The objective and subjective, the dominant and subservient.

Your conscious Mind is your active Mind. You use it to judge your environment and to make choices and decisions based on these judgments. It continually identifies, compares, and analyzes all of the information you perceive so that it can make decisions about what is relevant to you. 

Your subconscious mind is your passive mind. It’s always awake because it regulates all of your bodily functions, and it records and stores your every experience, even when you’re not consciously paying attention. Neuroscientists have confirmed that 95% of your brain activity takes place beyond your conscious awareness, in your subconscious Mind. Further, research reveals that your subconscious Mind makes decisions about how you choose to feel or act before your conscious mind even perceives the need to make a decision. 

Your subconscious Mind is impersonal because it passively accepts your habitual conscious thoughts without question ... be they true or not. In other words, it doesn’t judge any of your conscious thoughts, in the same way that your computer doesn’t judge the documents you save onto your hard drive. All of the thoughts you think in your conscious Mind filter down into your subconscious Mind and leave an impression. The more often you think certain thoughts, the heavier the impression you leave on your subconscious Mind.

The way your conscious thoughts imprint upon and mold your subconscious Mind determines your personality traits and how you respond to your Life experiences. This is because your habitual thoughts train your subconscious Mind to create associations and shortcuts between all of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences it has stored. You’re able to perform tasks without having to apply conscious thought, such as riding a bike or getting dressed, because the impressions your habitual conscious thoughts make, condition your subconscious Mind to act automatically. It learns how to perform the task and takes control so that you can perform it automatically.

Your habitual conscious thoughts condition your subconscious Mind to identify and classify everything it perceives in a specific way. It learns your patterns and listens to you. For example: if you habitually think about how uncomfortable you feel around strangers and imprint this into your subconscious Mind, these thoughts turn into a belief. And since belief is critical, your subconscious Mind concludes that every new person threatens your sense of safety and comfort: “Strangers make me uncomfortable, this is a new person, therefore I should feel uncomfortable.”

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
~Lao Tzu

Now, back to being the Captain of your ship. The conscious part of your Mind is the Captain. The subconscious part of the Mind is the crew. Whenever you make a conscious decision, you are commanding your crew, ordering them what to do. The crew members do not argue or reason with what you tell them; they just carry out the orders. Even if they cant see the conditions, they take you at your word. That is the beauty of the subconscious Mind, that it just follows orders and carries them out. However, it will only work if the Captain believes in what he or she is saying. 

If the Captain is saying one thing and thinking another, the subconscious Mind can discern this and will get a mixed signal or a command that is ambiguous. Therefore, there will be no action until clarity is reached. Belief and feeling is what it is tuned to. Remember, the crew just follow orders, and if they have an indecisive leader, they will give indecisive results and the ship will get stuck. 

Anywhere you are, you will be the one who is in control the destiny of the ship. If you think positive thoughts, your subconscious Mind will start to give you positive results. If you think negative thoughts, your subconscious Mind will start to give you negative results. If you don’t think at all, then your subconscious Mind will start to generate random thoughts which will lead you to nowhere. 

A Captain must be firm in what they believe, or else the crew - and the direction of the ship - will be in trouble. If the Captain has a certain belief, then the crew members will follow the belief of the Captain, whether it is good or bad, moral or immoral, positive or negative, proactive or reactive, and so on. The Subconscious does not judge, and it accepts everything coming from the conscious Mind whether it be true or not. As long as your conscious Mind beliefs it to be true, the Subconscious will accept it, and begin to manifest results. 

No matter what, the subconscious will always carry out the orders of the conscious Mind, along with all of its other responsibilities, such as keeping you alive and healing your body. You are the Captain of your ship. The direction and destiny of where the ship goes, will depend on how well you can command the crew members of the ship. Feeling is key. Belief is key. Vibrational energy (thought) is key. "As a man thinks, it is done unto him."

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 

05 May 2022

NO OTHER GODS

No Other Gods

This is an important subject, so for the followers of Christianity, there are many verses that need to be brought to attention. 

"You shall have no other gods before Me.”
~Exodus 20:3

“And he answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’”
~Luke 10:27

“By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, BECAUSE JUST AS JESUS IS, SO ALSO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.”
~1 John 4:17

Now pay very close attention to the verse in CAPS above ... “because as Jesus is, so also are we in this world.” Think on that. Meditate on that. Pray on that. It cannot be any clearer. Jesus is as us, and we are as Jesus ... begotten of the Father ... children of God/Source. 

This was the intended lesson to all. We are ALL the “Son of God.” The use of “Son” in the Old English sunu is “son, descendant.” This is Strong’s Concordance word #5207 ... “anyone sharing the same nature as their Father” and has the legal right to the Father's inheritance. ALL things have originated from the Source of All Things. There can be no other way. This is science ... not theory. The entirety of the universe had one point of origin, and all things are made from the materials and essence of that Source. In other words, the only materials that God had to create from, were all God-stuff. 

To make Jesus (as a man) the only “God among mankind” is to transgress the commandment in Exodus 20:3 ... “thou shall have no other Gods before me.” Yet, Christianity has made Jesus ... their only God in the flesh. 

One more point: 

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” 
~2 John 1:7

Based on this scripture, the typical argument states that the Writer of John was aiming this scripture at the people who denied Jesus was resurrected in a physical body. Keep in mind that the Writer of John, was a Gnostic. This is very important. 

To the Gnostics, the resurrection story of Christ wasn’t about the literal man; it was about the spiritual awakening of the Divine Nature that can take place within each and every individual. This awakening happens ... while still yet in the flesh. 

Knowing this, John’s statement rings true after all. Christ does come in the flesh. But this coming of Christ is the gnosis (mystical insight / knowing) attained by the individual going through a profound experience in higher states of consciousness. 

This entire process happens while being in a physical body. It is the born again experience of the spiritual nature which rules over the physical nature. This spiritual nature is the Christ. This is the Divine Spark of God WITHIN every man. 

Remember, in scripture, the Apostle Paul attests to this when he states that he "travails in birth until Christ be formed in you." And that: “YOU are the body of Christ." Jesus himself affirmed several times his position. At the Sermon On The Mount, he said: “YOU are the light of the world" to his audience. He is also quoted in the Bible as saying: “YOU shall do greater things than I."

How would any of this be possible if Jesus (the man) was the one and only God in the flesh? Remember also, the church teaches the doctrine of "Original Sin" (which they created). If all people are born in sin, then so then would Jesus since the church teaches that he was both fully man, and fully God. 

Suffice it to say that there is much more spiritual Truth and symbolism beyond any literal or historical interpretation of the great ancient scriptures. One must dig. The Truth is hidden ... “the pearl of great price hidden in a field.” When something is uncovered, no longer hidden, revealed (revelation), we have an "apocalypse." The Apocalypse is not the end of the world ... it is a Greek word meaning “to unveil” ... “to reveal that which is hidden.” Seek and you shall find. Question everything before you accept or dismiss anything. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.




01 May 2022

TRUE MEANING OF WIVES SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS

TRUE MEANING OF WIVES SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS

Please let me show you HOW this is necessary ... But NOT in a literal wife/husband sense. This is a metaphor for a deeper message that lies beneath and beyond the surface story. The Truth message, wrapped under the veil. 

"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything."
~Ephesians 5:22-24

When taken literally, which in this case is incorrectly, this verse causes much friction. Now, are you interested in how this verse is perfect in every way ... Without offending anyone? 

Read on, but stay with me.

Our WIFE/BRIDE (feminine) is our subconscious Mind. The subconscious Mind is the female creative principle. This is Divine Mind as a feminine expression. The one who brings forth from the womb of thought, whatever is implanted or impregnated into it by the conscious Mind. This creation will manifest from within, to without. This is the Perfect universal LAW (Christ/God) in action. We are to JOIN her in the bridal chamber ... Within our subconscious Mind, and procreate. The subconscious is not our awareness. 

Keep reading ...

The HUSBAND/GROOM (masculine) is our conscious Mind. Our awakened awareness. This is the Divine Father. The one who goes into the bridal chamber with the bride and impregnates the female subconscious Mind with thought/idea. This is LAW. The natural state for our conscious Mind is to be awake. This chamber is evident during sleep/meditation where the two can become one ... the Theta brainwave state. They are then joined to bring forth all creation. 

Now read the following verse, now KNOWING the woman is the subconscious Mind and submissive Creator within. The man is the conscious Mind where thought originates before the female births the thought ... The child ... The SON/DAUGHTER of God ... The Christ. This is where awakened consciousness meets the subconscious/submissive servant. 

"A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet."
~1 Timothy 2:11-12 

Christ IS the Divine Principle ... The Divine Spark of God within ALL. This Christ (anointed one) is birthed when the two become one. The Christ is our Saviour from ignorance. The Divine will lead us through intuition into the Truth. 

John 8:32 states: "You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free." It is our Source, what we are ... An individualized essence of the entirety of ALL. Each of us IS a Divine Spark of what we call God/Good. Once we understand the Truth of who we are ... which is Eternal energy/Spirit having a physical/Matter experience ... Then we come to the understanding that ALL is ONE. There is no "other," and what we do to someone/something else - we actually do to our Self. 

Scripture always has deeper meanings that go beyond and beneath just the surface stories. The parables present as the surface stories ... The EXOTERIC OUTER MYSTERIES. The deeper Truth contained within the parables, are the ESOTERIC INNER MYSTERIES. For those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM




30 April 2022

DEVIL AND EVIL


DEVIL AND EVIL

If you were raised in the Christian Faith, chances are some of your earliest fears were brought on by the fearsome personage of all evil ... evil incarnate ... the Devil, and/or Satan. Other names you may have heard used: Beelzebub, Lucifer, the serpent/snake, Mephistopheles, etc. 

Chances are you were also taught at the same time about the all-powerful God who could turn off the sun if he chose to do so. So then, how is it that "another" mighty, eternal, God of Evil can co-exist with this Almighty, Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent total power of the One good God/Source of Absolute Truth? 

The church system would teach that this Devil/Satan was literally once a mighty Angel, the most beautiful of all, they say. But his rebellion led to an uprising and he took a third of the Angels with him ... cast out of the heavenly realm. So, having no where else to go apparently, he came to Earth as a serpent, tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and therefore brought with him, chaos and disorder into Paradise that once was - before he moved into the neighborhood. Talk about home values plummeting.

So, now he and his fallen cohorts (so-called demons) travel about the world, tempting humans into wars, poverty, hunger, lies, rapes, murders, theft, vandalism, and every other evil that we can come up with. "The Devil made me do it" is what people claim, yet it is the person who has done the evil that will go to jail ... not the Devil or his demons. This is all fine and dandy if it was the basis for the plot of a low-budget horror film, but other than that ... it is all just a convenient way to blame someone else the for effects that WE cause. 

The original Christians (Krestianoi) knew the Truth. But then again, they were murdered and tortured to death by the Roman Church, and most all of their scriptures and physical evidence were either destroyed or confiscated. Quite a bit of bounty was collected for a newly formed Empirical Religion that had behind it the armies and legions of the Roman Empire. But, to maintain power over mankind, the power must be held in secret within the highest ranking leaders of the Church. If the people knew the Truth, if they had been empowered with the Truth of The Ages, the Hidden Wisdom, the Apocalyptic Revelation that was Life changing, then they would no longer be able to be controlled. And the money, donations, and food offerings would cease to come rolling into the temples and churches.

So then, who is this guy/power?

"For as much as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, he himself took part in the same, that through DEATH, he might destroy him who has the power of death, that is THE DEVIL."
~Hebrews 2:14

Much like a dictionary, biblical scripture will give you definitions if you look hard enough. Many times, we have to go back to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic. So right here, we are told in plain English, that whoever or whatever has the "power of death" is the "Devil." 

"For since BY MAN came DEATH, by man came also the resurrection of the dead."
~1 Corinthians 15:21

So, according to this verse ... direct from the Bible ... MAN has the power of DEATH. And every man is subjected to duality (Though it is an illusion). There are two polarities of men within every man. The Inward Man and the Outward Man. The "outward" is the man of flesh ... Adam, so to speak. We inherited this outward man from the Genesis story of Adam. Adam is a man (according to scripture) and therefore we inherited the sin nature of Adam, right up the line, as an inclusive part of our human nature. 

"For the wages of SIN is DEATH."
~Romans 6:23

Now follow me ... I'm going somewhere with this. So it is SIN that has the power of DEATH. Sin is the Adam-man ... the human nature man ... the first of two. Adam, and Jesus. Adam (and sin) represent your human animal nature ... the flesh that your Soul is wrapped in. 

"If you live after the flesh, you shall die. but if you "by the Spirit" (the Mind of Christ) do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live."
~Romans 8:13

The human body has the power of death, through it's sin (error in thinking) and the battle is in the Mind ... where Spirit lives. This is ego-centric consciousness vs. Christ consciousness. While in the mythical Garden of Eden (Mind), Adam and Eve were tempted by the lust of sin ... wrong thinking, missing the mark of Divine Truth, which is in all men. The conversation with the serpent, was actually Eve having an internal conversation amongst her-selves. Just as we do today. We talk to ourselves, ask ourselves questions, and actually answer them. She had wandered into Ego-land. 

This story is about inner temptation. Eve was tempted. Adam was tempted. Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. The lust of sin in the flesh (the ramblings and desires of our ego) bring about these temptations. And therefore, this Devil/Satan who is "the opposer," or "adversary," leads us astray from the natural default of goodness and righteousness. When we "sin" (make an error in judgement through ignorance leading to consequences) we bring forth the Devil. Satan ("ha-satan"). The opposite end of polarity between good, and not good. We are given this duality (range of polarity) so that we can discern what is right, or unright. Human nature ego, or Divine nature Mind. Once we see the Truth, that which was illusion dissipates. 

Your mirror reflection is not actually you, but it looks just like you ... in the opposite reverse polarity. Once you see that the image is not real, that it is merely an illusion, it is no longer needed. You have learned the lesson that was intended. The Devil/Satan are not anthropomorphized evil as personages, they are our ego Mind, forever wanting to follow the desires of our senses, rather than what is best for our Self and everyone else. We are one race, one blood, one point of origin. God/Source/Spirit lives with us, through us, and AS US. When all is "whole" ... "holy," then we can attain the ultimate goal ... Heaven on Earth. There is ONLY ONE power in this world. God alone is all there is. We are each an emanation from this Source of all there is. 

"so that all may know, from where the sun rises to where it sets, that there is none but Me; I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form the light and create the darkness; I bring prosperity and create calamity. I, the LORD, do all these things."
~Isaiah 45:6-7 

There is no room for a creature called the Devil to exist in a realm in which GOD is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, or ... ALL there IS. 

"for the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit."
~Romans 14:17

"Neither shall they say, Look here! or, look there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you."
~Luke 17:21

The Kingdom is described in the scriptures as being "Love, Peace, and Joy." So, let's make it happen ... and KNOW that it is found WITHIN us. Collectively, we are commissioned to bring order from chaos (day from night, light from darkness). We have the ability to reason. 

"For IN HIM we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring."
~Acts 17:28

The universe/God/Source is one giant organism, and we live within it, move within it, have our being in it, as it, and there is nowhere else to go but right where we are right now. All is NOW. All is here. The present is a gift ... enjoy the moment. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.




24 April 2022

WHAT WE FEAR HAS COME UPON US

WHAT WE FEAR HAS COME UPON US

The Hebrew Scriptures Book of Job, is often counted among the masterpieces of world literature. It is found in the third section of the canon known as the Ketuvim (“Writings”). Scholars generally agree that it was written between the 7th and 4th centuries BCE, with the 6th century BCE as the most likely period ... Around 400 years before Moses in a land east of Edam. The Pentateuch (first five books of Moses) would have been written after the time of the Patriarchs, so Job would be, by default, the oldest book included in the Bible collection. The theme is based on the eternal problem of unmerited suffering, and deals with Job's attempts to understand the sufferings that engulf him.

So, for this topic, we go directly to the Book of Job, verse 3:25:

"For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me."
~KJV

Now, there is a huge metaphysical message here ... a deep esoteric meaning of great importance. This verse is dealing with the power of the subconscious Mind and its ability to bring forth into creative form all that you imprint onto it. The subconscious Mind answers your call, no matter good or bad, for it is non-judgmental and acts upon your desires every single time ... with every single thought. This is the power of creation. As a man thinks in his heart, it is done unto him. As a man thinketh, he is. These words come from not only the Biblical texts, but from the science of quantum physics and psychology. We now know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that ALL of our experiences in the physical realm, begin in Mind ... the realm of the unseen. 

Whatever you consciously implant into your subconscious Mind from you conscious Mind, will be accepted. The subconscious Mind doesn't know the difference whether something is true, or is untrue. It is there to serve you. Whatever the conscious Mind (male) impregnates the subconscious Mind (female) with, a child (manifested thought) will be born. This is Universal Law. Cause and Effect. This is the creation process for all that is. You and I are co-Creators in this vast universe. We are connected through the Matrix of Consciousness (the Field) that connects everything as ONE. The story of Job highlights this process. Whatever he had thought about, came about. 

As with all scripture, there are deeper meanings hidden beneath and beyond the surface stories that are being presented. The design of this type of writing always contains a Truth, and a lesson to be had. We must look beyond the ink and paper. Beyond the stories, fables, allegories, and myth if we are to learn the message that was intended. The message here, is that your thoughts create your reality. 

Thought power is the key to creating your present reality. Everything you perceive in the physical world has its origin in the invisible, inner world of your thoughts and beliefs. To master your destiny, you must learn to control the nature of your dominant, habitual thoughts. By doing so you will be able to attract into your Life experience anything you desire with exact precision as you come to know the Truth that your thoughts create your reality.

For Every outside effect, there is an inner cause. Every effect you see in your outside or physical world has a very specific cause which has its origin in your inner or mental world of Mind. This is the essence of the power of thought. In other words, the conditions and circumstances of your Life are a result of your thoughts and beliefs. Every aspect of your Life, from the state of your finances to the state of your health and your relationships, is accurately revealing your thoughts and your beliefs. They are made in the image of Mind/God. 

The creative and attractive power of any particular thought is determined by how often you have that thought, and by the strength of the FEELINGS or EMOTIONS associated with it. The more energy you give to a particular thought, the greater its power to attract its corresponding circumstance into your physical world. Where you attention goes, energy grows. When you focus on "bad" things/thinks, the subconscious Mind will bring them to fruition. The same process works for "good" things/thinks. Be very careful of your thoughts, for your reality will soon follow. Job's fearful thoughts, came upon him. 

'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
~Shakespeare: Hamlet

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
~Romans 12:2 

Be transformed by the re-new-ing (right thinking) of your Mind. You have the power of the universe within you. You have the Kingdom of God within you. You have all that ever was, all that is, and all that will ever be ... right there inside of you. Use your creative power wisely, and for the benefit of all. Learn from the story of Job and his seemingly endless suffering. 

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
~Philippians 4:8

Set your Mind in the right direction, and the better things you desire will be brought forth in your experience ... on the "Screen of Space." Whatever you think, you will project into your reality. In order to truly manifest the goodness that you desire, FEEL that thing, feel the EMOTIONS of that thing. You must have more than just a desire FOR it ... you must have a desire FROM it. As if it already exists. The subconscious Mind will act upon the vibratory thoughts and feelings that you present to it ... the universal language of vibration. No matter if it is currently true or not. Feel it as if it already is. Your imagination is the garden of Life. Plant your seeds wisely, and selectively. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 




21 April 2022

BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND

There is much Wisdom to be found in this one powerful line of scripture from the New Testament Bible, Romans 12:2. We're going to look at a few translations first, before delving into the deep and transformative esoteric messages contained within this passage. 

From the King James Version ... 

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
~KJV

And from the New Living Translation ... 

"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."
~NLT

And from the Amplified Bible ... 

And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].
~AB

Now, there are TWO immediate takeaways. One, is to not conform to this world, and two ... to transform your Mind. The ways of this world, are your current patterns. The way you think. How you think, manifests as your emotions, feelings, and physical condition. If you want something to change, you have to change your perspective, and your thinking habits. Wayne Dyer said: "change the way you look at things, and the things you look at will change." You need a new perspective, not the same familiar patterns. 

Neville Goddard said: "To be transformed, the whole basis of your thoughts must change. But your thoughts cannot change unless you have new ideas, for you think from your ideas. All transformation begins with an intense, burning desire to be transformed ... set a desire.

Then you must make your future dream a present fact. You do this by assuming the feeling of your wish fulfilled. By desiring to be other than what you are, you can create an ideal of the person you want to be and assume that you are already that person. If this assumption is persisted in, until it becomes your dominant feeling, the attainment of your ideal is inevitable.

Therefore, your attitude should be one in which having desired to express a higher state – you alone accept the task of incarnating this new and greater value of yourself. In giving birth to your ideal, you must bear in mind that the methods of mental and spiritual knowledge are entirely different.

You know a thing mentally by looking at it from the outside, by comparing it with other things, by analyzing it and defining it, by thinking of it; whereas you can know a thing spiritually only by becoming it ... only by thinking FROM it ... and not just OF it. You must be the thing itself and not merely talk about it or look at it. You must in becoming a new person be willing to die to your present self. Here are some scriptural references for ousting the old man, and ushering in the new man:

"He (Spirit) must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less."
~John 3:30

"And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him."
~Colossians 3:10 

"For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self?"
Luke 9:24-25

"Therefore if any man be in Christ (the Divine Spirit within), he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
~2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, to incarnate a new and greater value of yourself, you must assume that you already are what you want to be and then live by faith in this assumption – which is not yet incarnate in the body of your life – in confidence that this new value or state of consciousness will become incarnated through your absolute belief of the assumption that you are that which you desire to be. The Divine (Christ Consciousness) lay dormant within all mankind. It must be called upon, resurrected from within. Much as the Disciples had to go into the boat and wake up Jesus to calm the storm, so too we have to go within our own vessel and wake up the Christ. 

In the Bible scripture at the very top of this writing, we are told to transform our Mind. But in reality, its more than a transformation. It is a metamorphosis. It isn't merely a transformation from one thing to another, it is a metamorphosis from one thing into something greater ... beyond and more beautiful. 

KJV Dictionary Definition: transform
TRANSFORM', v.t. L. trans and forma.
1. To change the form of; to change the shape or appearance; to metamorphose; as a caterpillar transformed into a butterfly.

From the Greek "meta" (higher, after, and beyond) and "morphosis" (change into another form). Also, the Greek word "ομορφιά" (omorphia) means beauty. So, by changing your thoughts, and focusing your attention of what you DO want, rather than thinking or taking about what you DO NOT want, you can transform/morph the outcome of your emotions and feelings, into a physical reality in the here and now. Your imagination is the instrument, the means, by which your redemption from fear, sickness, and poverty is effected.

"All that befalls a man – all that is done by him, all that comes from him – happens as a result of his state of consciousness. A man's consciousness is all that he thinks and desires and loves, all that he believes is true and consents to. That is why a change of consciousness is necessary before you can change your outer world."
~Neville Goddard

Remember, you MUST feel that which you desire to manifest into form. Feeling, is the secret. You cant just desire FOR something ... you have to desire FROM it. If its health, FEEL yourself as being healthy right now, in this moment. If its a new car you desire, FEEL it in the here and now as if you already have. Hands on the steering wheel, feel the seat, look through the mirrors and KNOW that you already have it. It is imperative that we feel our desires. The language of the universe, and your imagination, is FEELING ... the vibration you send out in waves and particles into the realm of the unsee and unformed. The language of the YOUniverse is feeling and vibration.

Whatever you consciously implant into your subconscious Mind from you conscious Mind, will be accepted. The subconscious Mind does not judge, cares not what is good or un-good, and doesn't know the difference whether something is true, or is untrue. It is there to serve you. Whatever the conscious Mind (male) impregnates the subconscious Mind (female) with, a child (manifested thought) will be born. This is Universal Law. Cause and Effect. This is the creation process for all that is. You and I are co-Creators in this vast universe. We are connected through the Matrix of Consciousness (the Field) that connects everything as ONE. 

So, do not conform to the ways of THIS world (current situation/reality), but be transformed by the re-new-ing (right thinking) of your Mind. You have the power of the universe within you. You have the Kingdom of God within you. You have all that ever was, all that is, and all that will ever be ... right there inside of you. Use your creative power wisely, and for the benefit of all. The world is ours. We haven't inherited the world from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our great, great, great-grandchildren. Think responsibly. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 




15 April 2022

FEAR IS JUST A THOUGHT

FEAR IS JUST A THOUGHT

During an Energy Healing session with my friend Stormy Lake a few years ago, she said something that stopped me right in my tracks. It was an AH-HA moment. It spoke directly to my Soul. Though I had heard it many times before, and studied it too, THIS time ... was different. 

She said: "FEAR IS A JUST A THOUGHT." So many things I have researched have pointed to FEAR always being described as an illusion, yet for me and so many others, it was very REAL. But during THIS session with Stormy, I finally made the connection when she spoke those words on THAT particular day. "FEAR IS JUST A THOUGHT" ... And will NOT manifest in form UNLESS, I give Life to it. Unless I CHOOSE to bring that THOUGHT into FORM. 

So I started researching some more, letting my findings speak to my Divine inner guidance system. There are only two natural fears: the fear of loud noises, and the fear of falling. All else is manmade. Knowing this, ask yourself: What gives power to a thought of fear? – my INTEREST. If I have no interest in a particular thought, then it loses its hold over me. It dissipates and moves on into the Ether. Again, "FEAR, is a THOUGHT." If you're focusing on fear, you're giving it energy. Where your focus goes, energy grows. 

It helps to know that you are not your thoughts, and that thoughts are just energy forms created in Mind. You are the one experiencing, witnessing, and observing. You can stop giving power to these thoughts by not giving them your interest. By not focusing your attention on them. Thoughts die immediately when they are deprived of this "fuel" (your interest). If you don’t associate with that thought, or give power to that thought, it will dissipate quickly. 

LIFE is a stream of pure POSITIVE energy, and any negative thought will stand in OPPOSITION to it, causing friction - which is felt as suffering in the body. As Stormy continued to say: "fear comes from a source outside of Divine peace. It disturbs the path of rest and safety. When it becomes manifest in body, it holds us back ... Infirmity. Do not give power to your thought." 

In ancient scripture we find THIS verse in 2 Corinthians:

"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience..."
2 Corinthians 10:3-5

 Take captive every thought. We must remember, thoughts become things. The unseen, made manifest. Every "thing" in form, must first have it's origins in thought. This is Universal Law. For every effect, there must be a first cause. 

Thank you Stormy Lake, and thank you Spirit within, for awakening and connecting a conscious understanding of this Law years ago, that I can now apply to fear and anxiety.  Guard the gate of your Mind ... Always. Choose wisely what you wish to bring into your Life experience. 

Proverbs 23:7 says: "For as he thinks within himself, so he is." This, is Cause and Effect. 

Just a "thought" :) ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM. OCP.




12 April 2022

WHAT EXACTLY IS INTUITION

WHAT EXACTLY IS INTUITION

I love being a Wordsmith. Words fascinate me. Maybe because I was born in a small town in Southern West Virginia and my first language was Greek, and then English. Imagine that? Anyways, back to words. I had always wondered why we use the words we do, and how sometimes I would use a word and not really know what it meant, or even where it came from. Why?

So i dove in hard. Really hard. And not just the words … the people, language, and the total etymology of everything. It go so bad that I would literally take encyclopedias into the bathroom with me. If only I had an iPad and the Internet back then. There would've been so much more I would've been able to accomplished.

In this specific writing, I want to look at a word that I often use, and had never really taken a hard look at it. I mean, I thought I knew what it meant … but then again, there’s always more to find, as long as you keep digging.

So, let’s have a peek at "INTUITION" from Merriam-Webster. But before we do that, let’s look at "TUITION" first.

tu·ition noun \tə-ˈwi-shən, tyu̇-\
money that is paid to a school for the right to study there.
teaching that is done especially for a single person or small group.

Full Definition of TUITION

1 - archaic : custody, guardianship. 2: the act or profession of teaching: instruction - pursued his studies under private tuition. 3: the price of or payment for instruction.

So then, a quick summary of TUITION would be “price or payment for being taught or instructed.” For example, our Colleges and Universities have “Tuition Fees.”

Now a look at INTUITION:

in·tu·i·tion noun \ˌin-tü-ˈi-shən, -tyü-\
a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence: a feeling that guides a person to act a certain way without fully understanding why.
something that is known or understood without proof or evidence.

Full Definition of INTUITION

1 : quick and ready insight. 2a : immediate apprehension or cognition. 2b : knowledge or conviction gained by intuition. 2c : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.

So we now combine the two words TUITION and IN-TUITION and find an interesting thing occurs. We find that OUR intuition, first and foremost … occurs WITHIN us. It’s a natural cognition - knowledge without evident rational thought. It’s a guiding teacher instructing through intuitive means. And this leads us back to the archaic definition of “custody or guardianship … and Professor.”

This leads me to the point of this writing. The REAL US, driving this machine we call the body, our Source/God/Soul/Spirit is sending us a message from within. This intuitive teacher knows the right answer. It’s that still small voice that gets drowned out by our screaming ego that we need to bring more conscious awareness to it. We need to “pay” (tuition) more attention to our inner guidance system. That “gut feeling” is there for a reason and a purpose.

Just a thought …

~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.




11 April 2022

AFTER YOU DIE YOU WILL MEET GOD ROAD SIGN

AFTER YOU DIE YOU WILL MEET GOD ROAD SIGN

During a road trip from Florida to Virginia and back again in my RV, and over the course of 900 miles, one can see a lot of billboards along the south to north stretch of I-95. I don't remember many of them, but three in particular caught my eye. All three of them delivered the same message, black letters on a stark white background from the same organization: "After You Die You Will Meet God" and at the bottom was their website domain. 

Really? How arrogant and ignorant to place a billboard with this message without any further explanation or meaning. Fear tactics, nothing more. That is NOT the message of God, or the True Christianity. Let me take a few paragraphs and explain to you why I believe this to be such an ignorant, and unreasonable statement. 

First of all, apparently the people behind it are assuming that they actually KNOW  the actual Truth. In fact, their website even includes the word "Truth." They believe the deception so deeply that they now want to pay money to offer their personal convoluted statement to all the travelers on I-95. But ... meeting God "AFTER" you die is nowhere even near the Truth of who and what God/Source really is, and when you will interact with it. 

God ... or Source Energy, The All, The Almighty, The One, The I AM, etc. is evident in ALL of creation at THIS very moment. In Western (Christian) scripture and thought, God is traditionally described as a being that which possesses at least three necessary properties: omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (all-powerful), and omnipresent (present in all things). In other words, God knows everything, has the power to do anything, and is everything, everywhere. The prefix “Omni” means “ALL”. Combining these in order, there is no mistake that the statement translates to “all-powerful, all-knowing, and “all-present." Everything ... is ... God. 

From each breath we take, to the wonder of the universe and everything in it ... THIS is ALL what we have named "God." It is the Mind and manifestation of all there is, was, and ever will be ... and all of us are an integral part of the collective entirety of One. God, is experiencing and manifesting through Life itself ... with us, through us, and AS us ... NOW and ALWAYS ... Not ONLY after we die.

The Matrix of universal consciousness (the Field) interconnects every living cellular organism. While our bodies do die, that essence of who we really are ... does not. We are the life-force of energy within this vehicle or vessel of a body. It is our Ark. When the body returns to Mother Earth, from where it came, WE return to collective Spirit, from where WE came. And it is ALL ... right here. Another realm, another dimension ... But here and now. We are eternal energy having a temporary physical experience. Matter (Mother) is in fact energy at the lowest frequency of vibration. Nothing is solid, nothing is fixed. Study Quantum Physics for a bit and you will learn why. 

Next, there is no need to "meet God" because we ARE God. Yeah, I know ... BLASPHEMY! Get over it and listen up ... within us is the Divine Spark of the Source ... the Christ Consciousness that is the microcosm of the macrocosm. As above, so below. As within, so without. WE are made in the image of God/Source. Upon connecting with and realizing this Truth, you will understand that there is no "other." All of Life is interconnected and the universe is mental/Mind. 

God is Mind, manifesting creative desires in order to witness all there is to experience. From the ground you stand on, to the air you breathe, to all of Life being experienced by your sensory centers in your brain ... everything is electrical and magnetic energy being converted in your skull. Our entire Life existence is experienced inside the darkness of our head. Between our "temples." This is the throne of the Divine and Golgotha ... the place of the skull. 

I could go on and on with this subject but in an effort to keep this writing to a reasonable length, I will end with this counter-statement. Instead of "After You Die You Will Meet God" ... simply know that God exists all around you in every form your senses can experience. The basic reality is, that God/Source Energy is ALL there is. It is the "I AM' that you are. I am ... THAT ... I am. Yeah ... THAT one. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.




10 April 2022

MEANING OF THE WORD LIFE

MEANING OF THE WORD LIFE

What is the meaning and etymology of the word: "Life?" The answer to this question is almost five thousand years old and leads us to the Proto-Indo-European word "lip" meaning, "to remain, persevere, and continue." When this word was adopted into the English language as "lif" about 1500 years ago, it stayed true to its original meaning, but still closely resembled its Germanic predecessors meaning of "body."

Root Meaning of Life

Before we delve further into English, let's look back at the Greek word for "Life" which is translated in English as "ZOE." This is the root of the English words "zoo," "zoology," and even "zodiac." Zoe is used for the state of existing and being animate which is common to all living things. From early times, "ZOE" ( as a living soul) was adopted by Hellenized Hebrews as a translation of the Ancient Hebrew name/word translated into English as "EVE." 

Now, this word EVE is from the Hebrew name חַוָּה (Chawwah), which was derived from the Hebrew word חוה (chawah) meaning "to breathe" or the related word חיה (chayah) meaning "to live". I once had a white German Shepard that I named "Chaia" for the same reason. Hence, Eve is described as the "Mother of ALL living" when looking at the Biblical allegory of creation in the Book of Genesis. This statement makes perfect sense when understanding the meaning of the word, rather than being associated with a merely literal person. 

The New Testament Bible, which was originally penned in Greek before being translated, and uses the word "ZOE" 134 times as an indication of eternal Life ... the actual eternal Life-Force. "LIFE" ... therefore, is the force which animates all living things. This force is what many would call God, or Source Energy. 

Old English Use Of Life

Since Old English times, the word "Life" has meant: "the condition, quality, or fact of being a living organism." This includes the capacity for growth and development characterized by continued functional activity. It is natural then that from its very beginnings "Life" has been used as the opposite meaning of "death" (or the cessation of animate existence). The word Life also meant to describe the existence of an individual in respects of its physical duration, as in: "the period from birth to death, from birth to a particular time, or from a particular time to death." It becomes clearly evident that the meaning of the word "Life," has not changed much in over 1500 years of use.

Middle English Use Of Life

There were however added meanings that were attached to "Life" during the Middle English period. Life began to mean not only the living organism itself, but the causation or the source of living, as in: "the animating principle which keeps a thing alive." The natural extension to this meaning was that people began to believe that Life was a possession which was deprived by death - a meaning that can be constantly witnessed in many writings and the News Media.

From the mid 16th century, "Life" was used to describe the chance to live after a narrowly escaped death - this originated from the myth of cats having nine lives. From the late 16th century, the word began to mean the vitality embodied in an individual person who was very energetic and animated. From this later meaning the sport of cricket adopted the word to describe the quality in the pitch which causes the ball to rise abruptly or unevenly after pitching. From the early 18th century ‘Life’ included the activity and presence of living things as well.

Life Today

By the 19th century the term "lifer" or "Life sentence" was used for a number of different things ... sporting events, battery duration, a person who was imprisoned for the rest of his existence, and even the term "get a life" used for someone with not much to do but cause trouble. 

The bottom line is easily discerned as being descriptive of the force and Source of that which animates all living creatures. Even down to a cellular level. Remember, we raise a glass and toast to "LIFE" ... not yours or mine ... but LIFE itself. It is that which gives us consciousness, the very breath we take in and out with each moment. All that exists in this physical realm in which we are animated is powered by that same singular energy source, or Source Energy that all are dependent on for our very being. 

The New Testament Book of Acts scripture summed it up quite nicely in it's esoteric and metaphorical presentation:

" ... for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children."
~Acts 17:28

We are all a living part of this great single organism called the universe (You-niverse). We share all things in this Life. Down to the very breath within you and within me. We truly are ONE in this LIFE. There is ONE LIFE. We are collectively connected to all that is. 

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.




WHAT EXACTLY IS NOTHINGNESS

WHAT EXACTLY IS NOTHINGNESS?

God/Source Energy creates from Nothing because Nothingness, "ayin" in Hebrew, actually means absolute, infinite possibility. No limitations. No restrictions. None at all. Boundless ... and you and I are co-creators of this infinite potential.

When you don’t need to be any particular something, you’re free to be anything. Kabbalah calls this infinite potential "nothingness" – not because there’s nothing there, but because there are absolutely no limitations that define or restrict this infinite possibility in any way. It is the place where all potential begins. 

Remember as we talk on this subject, think of the number Zero. It is a whole entire number ... it is something ... not nothing as is assumed. Just like Infinity is also a number. In fact, most everything in the digital world operates on zero's and one's. Zero, does not mean nothing. It stores the potentiality of numbers just like all the rest. 

You’re Already Creating Something from Nothing. As a human being created in the image of the All There Is, you are also empowered to create something from nothing. And you do, all the time. Thoughts, are things (thinks) and will manifest into physical reality every single time. Thoughts are energy and cannot be destroyed. They will manifest in like kind. What you think, you become. What you think about, your feelings, your emotions ... will bring forth the exact circumstances. 

Unfortunately, most of the time what we create from nothing are the stories about what we can’t do, aren’t capable of, will never have – together with all the reasons why. This is ego blocking our natural spirit-led default program of abundance and endless potentiality. 

These stories are continuously being recreated from nothing in each of our lives. But unlike Source Energy, who creates consciously, we create this reality unconsciously. It’s a sort of default programming. Yes, I understand that you have reasons for what you believe, but those reasons, while they may help to explain your past, do not have the power to limit your future. Unless you think they do, and act accordingly.

Most of us don’t wake up in the morning in awe of our own potential, in touch with our Divine purpose, filled with the joy of Life, and ready to create. More often we wake up all-too-conscious of our illusory limitations, disappointments, frustrations, unfulfilled needs, and the burdensome problems we need to solve. No wonder so many of us are worn out before we even get out of bed.

Change your perception and the way you think, and you will change your reality. When everyone understands the power of this ancient Truth, the world will become a better place. We will be able to create love, compassion, understanding, peace, and tranquility for all creatures. Mind the gate of your Mind ... you are the Watchman, you are the Observer, the Witness, and you ... are the Creator.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.






THE GARDENER THAT WE ARE

THE GARDENER THAT WE ARE 

 Everything that we desire must be planted as a SEED. WE are the gardeners. For ANYTHING to grow it must be planted, watered, and cared for. How can we expect fruit from a tree that wasn't first planted as a seed? Our thoughts ... are also seeds. Our actions (fruit) are the manifestation of our thoughts. Be sure to plant them in fertile ground. What we think, we become.

Universally, these seeds, will bring forth more of their kind. Like begets like. You must plant seeds of LOVE, PEACE, JOY, and ONENESS. All of us as the HUMAN RACE must have UNITY … not any other man-made racial, political, and religious system that brings about SEPARATION, or LABELS. There is but one point of origin (Source), for all things and all peoples. We are ONE … not MANY.

Instead of placing blame for your own thoughts and actions on god or devil, it is best to  accept your own decisions and responsibilities and know that the power to change is within ... not without. Your experiences are the direct result of your thoughts and actions, as well as the combined thoughts and actions of the human race. Good or un-good. And you learn lessons from each and every experience. 

Every one of these experiences is your teacher. Every person is your teacher. Every angel (messenger) that has ever crossed your path is your teacher. When you were in school, you were taught lessons, and given tests. Here, in Earth School, you are given tests, and taught lessons. These lessons (seeds of knowledge) are implanted in the garden of your Mind. Even biblical scripture record Jesus being mistaken as being a Gardener. Mary Magdalene was confused when, “weeping outside the tomb,” she turned, saw Jesus and thought he was the gardener. 

"... she turned around and saw Jesus standing there; but she did not recognize that it was Jesus. “Woman, why are you weeping?” Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener."
~John 20:14-15

There is much to discover deeper in the Biblical stories that reference gardens, and a gardener ... even from the very beginning. The very act of original creation, as presented in the Bible Genesis story, begins in a garden. 

"And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed."
~Genesis 2:8 

Traveling from the Old Testament, to the New, the Garden of Gethsemane was a place that Jesus and his disciples customarily visited. Its name derives from the Aramaic word "gat semãnê," which means ​"olive press" and dates to ancient times. There were many olive trees in the Garden. The Olive tree is one of the most beloved, sacred trees and its place is firmly rooted in Ancient Greek tradition and mythology. Traditionally, the Olive tree is a symbol of peace and friendship. 

Things are rarely as they seem. There are always deeper meanings contained beneath and beyond the surface stories. Please take the time to search for the Truth in all things. If the world were living based on Truth rather than eons of deception and illusion, we would have no wars, no famine, no dirty water, better health, and no crime.

I can only speak from my own experiences, and have personally been diligent and relentless in seeking Truth and Wisdom for many years ... sometimes at a rate of several hours per day. My eyes have been opened to so many things. I am experiencing freedom now, in a way that I have never know before. Health, politics, religion, education ... please explore your own options.

Whatever thoughts you plant into your CONSCIOUS Mind, and thus impregnate your SUBCONSCIOUS Mind with ... you'll bring forth the offspring of that thought. The longer you affirm these thoughts, you will experience the feelings, emotions, and actions of those thoughts. This goes for positive, and negative thoughts. The better informed and educated we are, the less likely we will be to buy into the illusion. Read, study, question, and grow. Divide and conquer? NO. Unify, and live Life as it was meant to be. Free ... for all people ... everywhere.

Just a thought … 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.




06 April 2022

YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE GOD WITHIN YOU

YOU CONSCIOUSNESS IS THE GOD WITHIN YOU

Your consciousness is the God within you, the only creative power, because it’s the invisible part of you, and it emanates from Source Energy throughout the universe. It’s your thoughts and emotions ... your feelings ... which create your destiny. These are elements of the Divine Spark of God, and your consciousness is the sum total of your conscious and subconscious thinking ... your feeling, and believing. All Life is connected through the unseen web of the Matrix of Consciousness, or the Field. 

You first focus your attention and go within your own consciousness, within your Mind. There is where you claim to be what you want to be, your desires, your wishing well, and the Spirit within you will honour, validate, and execute it. The conscious Father/male Mind and subconscious Mother/female Mind will bring forth the child of your creation. The New Testament Bible states the following: 

"But you, when you pray, go into your room (closet), and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."
~Matthew 6:6 

Go within your Mind (room/closet), shut the door (of your senses), and pray to your Father (creative/conscious), which is in secret. The Father is the creative power, it’s the progenitor. It’s the Life Principle within you. It’s the source of all things. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” The Word is the thought expressed. The Divine Feminine is represented by your subconscious Mind ... the womb from where all of creation emanates. 

"All things are possible for one who believes.”
~Mark 9:23

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."
~Proverbs 23:7

Man must FEEL it in his heart, not just in Mind. The FEELING is the key. The thought and the manifestation are one. Thoughts are things, and what you FEEL, you attract, and what you imagine, you become. The birth of quantum physics made it clear that light is made of tiny, indivisible units, or quanta, of energy, which we call photons. 

"Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light."
~Genesis 1:3

This, is the light of consciousness. English physicist Thomas Young's experiments were en-light-ening to say the least, He found that light is made of tiny, indivisible units, or quanta, of energy, which we call photons. Young's experiment, when done with single photons or even single particles of matter (such as electrons and neutrons), is a mystery to behold, raising fundamental questions about the very nature of what was deemed to be our reality. It can also be shown that the quantum world is influenced by human consciousness, giving our Mind an agency and a place in the metaphysics of the universe. It is US, that create our reality. Collectively, through the power of Mind, we can create perfection here in this Life experience. We ... can bring Heaven, on Earth. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 




04 April 2022

THE I AM PRESENCE WITHIN MANKIND

THE I AM PRESENCE WITHIN MANKIND 

As with many of my writings, I will begin this one with a very important element of ancient scripture found in the Book of Exodus in the Old Testament:

"And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you."
~Exodus 3:13-14 

Many of us are familiar with the literal and historical presentation and interpretation of this specific scriptural verse, but for now, we will go beyond the letter into the esoteric and metaphysical deeper meaning of this very important verse and teaching. "I AM" means awareness, being, Life principle, unconditioned consciousness. The Hindus use the word Aum (Om), it’s the same thing. It means the limitless one. It means the holy one who inhabited the eternity, whose name is perfect. Further, Om (Aum) is also described as a representation of the holy trinity of Hindu gods – Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, and in the Upanishads (an ancient Hindu text) as the essence of Brahman (the ultimate reality). Notice the similarity of Brahman and Abraham? 

Anyway, stay with me on this. When you say "I AM" you are stating a pure, unconditioned being. It is the creative power. It deals with the infinity of God. Another way of explaining it is this: “I” means the infinite, “A” comes from “Ab,” meaning the father (Abba), and “M” means the mother (Mater). In other words, the infinite is the father and mother that is God, the male and female principle. The ancient Hebrews said that God, in order to create, divided himself into two, male and female. This is the creative principal. 

Now, onto the concept of "Saviour" in a different light. Quoting Dr. Joseph Murphy: "The realization of your desire is your saviour. If you were lost in the woods, divine guidance or the light of God would illumine your pathway and reveal to you the way out. If you’re hungry, food is your saviour. If you’re dying of thirst in the desert, water is your saviour. If you’re in prison, freedom is your saviour. If you’re sick, health is your saviour." The answer is always WITHIN YOU, and the saving consciousness is within you, because God grows in you. “I rejoice in God, my saviour,” the Bible says. Knowledge and knowingness (gnosis) saves you from ignorance. Hosea 4:6 clearly states: "My people perish for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge..."

“Ye shall not need to fight in this battle. Set yourself, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.”
~2 Chronicles 20:17

The word salvation is an old Hindu term meaning "a solution to your problem, the answer to your prayer." Salvation means to be “saved.” As we explored above ... saved from what? From fear, ignorance, and superstition. You’re saved from sickness, disease, lack, limitation of all kinds. Why? Because you’re aware of the God presence within you and your capacity to contact it. When you call upon it, it answers you. It will be with you in times of trouble. It will set you on high because you known its name. Its name is nature, the way that it works.

You’re created in the image of God (think imagination), you’re male and female too. Your conscious Mind is the male, and your subconscious is the female. Whatever you impregnate or impress upon the subconscious, the female aspect of yourself, the subconscious brings forth, good, bad, or indifferent. This is the "child" of creation. And yet, it is all-inclusive ... ALL of creation. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Every man is God walking the earth.” In other words, God became man by believing Himself to BE man. Man is God, in limitation. Therefore you were born with certain talents and abilities. You’re unique, there’s no one in all the world like you, because you are you. Everyone else is already taken. 

You can also attach negative things to this I AM. Remember that whatever you attach to I AM with feeling and emotion, you will become. You can say, “I am dumb. I am inferior. I am rejected. I am no good. I am sick. I am frustrated. I am lonesome. I am unhappy. I am poor.” All these things will come to pass as long as you continue to repeat them. By doing this, these thoughts, words, and feelings, will sink down from your conscious Mind into your subconscious Mind, and just like seeds, they will grow after their time, and after their own kind. So be sure that you do not attach anything to I AM that is not honourable, Godlike, and dignified ... be sure it is instead, always positive and beneficial. Your state of consciousness is what you think, believe, and act upon. It’s your feelings, your emotions. It’s what you imagine yourself to be. Choose wisely. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 




02 April 2022

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM

SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM

Before we explore this topic, let's reference a few key Bible verses:

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God (Heaven), and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
~Matthew 6:33

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
~Matthew 7:7 

"Nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
~Luke 17:21 

There is much Wisdom contained within these verses. The common denominator is the directive to go WITHIN. The Kingdom is within, God is within, seek within ... all verses pointing within, rather than without. Everything that we need is contained within the Field of Consciousness. The unseen realm of the Divine Spark of Spirit that connects all things to each other. 

So, if we're told to "seek the kingdom of God," and "the kingdom is within you," then we're being told to look within for God. Scripture says not to look here, or there ... but to look inside of us. Now lets look at a shortened version of Luke 11:

"And when thou prayest ... enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly ... for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."

The "Father" knows what you need, what you are praying for, because you are in your closet and have closed the door. That is to say, you have gone within, and directed your concentration inside of you ... not being distracted by your surroundings, the environment, or the chatter of the ego mind. 

For the answers to your questions, and to fulfill your innermost desires, always turn within yourself and listen for that still small voice. We all the still, small voice within us that is there to guide us as we make our way through Life. The voice represents the deepest, truest part of us, our Divine soul, and it knows what we want and need from Life—if only we would listen to it. The Father within knows what we need. It is Truth that is speaking. And we need to act upon this inner guidance in order to manifest our desires into our ultimate reality. 

The Voice
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
~Shel Silverstein

Our spiritual GPS is always ON ... always seeking the chosen path. At times though, we have to re-calculate. But we need not return to our original starting point in order to reach our destination. Just like your car GPS, listen for the voice to redirect you on the better path along your Life journey. 

Just a thought ... 

Justin Taylor, ORDM. 




01 April 2022

SYMBOLISM CONTAINED IN BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE

SYMBOLISM CONTAINED IN BIBLICAL SCRIPTURE

We begin this article with a very short scripture quote from the Bible:

"Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants ..."
~Galatians 4:24 

Right here were are told in plain simple terms, that the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, is an allegory. It is metaphorical. Myth ... with a hidden deeper meaning, rather than being primarily a physical, historical, and literal event. Science and biology tell us 90 years old women cannot have babies. This is a story of symbolic value. It isn't commentary, it is saying to us directly that it is allegorical. There is symbolism in this myth that is intended for discovery by those who have eyes to see, and ears to hear. Keep in mind that the modern definition of myth does not suit the etymology of the word. A myth (Greek: mythos) is a surface story that is passed along and is usually intended to teach a deeper lesson, it is Truth, veiled by a story intended to deliver a stealth message to those white eyes to see and ears to hear. 

This goes hand-in-hand with us being told in scripture NOT to take the letter literally (scripture/hand written letter) by reminding us to NOT be a Minister of the letter. The Bible communicates to us in Parables, Proverbs, Allegories, and Dark Sayings. Modern day Archaeologists from the University of Tel Aviv have even told us the Bible stories are meant to be symbolic and allegorical. For example, the captivity in Egypt is a metaphor for our own dark ego animal based mind. "Aigyptos" in Greek meant "dark place." It was a symbol of darkness and base nature man. 

The Exodus, was also allegorically symbolic. Leaving the darkness (Egypt) and entering the Promised Land (Is-Ra-El) and Jerusalem (yeru-shalom) the place of peace. Again, a spiritual event that takes place within us as we transmute from base nature to Divine. Generations have searched for the literal places in the Bible but to no avail. Either they were built and named in honour of the symbolism, or they simply did not exist. The Ten Commandments (the negative commandments) were derived directly from King Hammurabi's Code. A list of negative commandments of things NOT to do that preceded the Hebrews by hundreds of years. These codes are on display in the British Museum. 

Joshua of the Old Testament, the one who conquered Israel, is the same story as Jesus of the New Testament. The very name itself is the same. Joshua from the Hebrew, and Jesus from the Greek, are "Yehoshua, Yeshu, Yeshua" literally a word composed of Hebrew aleph-bet (alphabet) symbols that mean "God is Saviour." There was wandering in the desert for 40 years in the OT, there was a flood of 40 days and 40 nights in the OT, Jesus wandered in the wilderness for 40 days in the NT ... this is symbolism to present deeper esoteric teachings. Forty weeks is the gestation period of a human being (9 months). From conception, to birth ... marking a new person with new beginnings. A "born again" time frame. Everything is symbolic. 

Even top officials from Universities in Israel today will tell us the Bible stories and the history of the Hebrews are not just literal historical events. Joshua could not have knocked down the walls of Jericho because Jericho didn't exist at that time. Jesus could not have been "of Nazareth" because there was no Nazareth at that time (it meant Nazarene). Camels were not domesticated at that time. So if so many of these stories were never intended to be taken literally and historically, then what happened? the what do they mean on a deeper level? There must be something beyond the surface story. These secret Truths were taught to initiates into the Mystery Schools of old. And by taking these stories to be only literal, it has wreaked havoc all over the world for centuries. War and violence, degradation of women, child abuse, lies and deceptions, and a total misunderstanding and mistranslation of the true nature of life, and ourselves as being the Light of the world. 

The Bible characters, locations, stories, miracles, crucifixion, resurrection, raising of the dead, ascension, transfiguration, crossing of the Red Sea, Mt. Sinai, all allegory. All meant as metaphor by the writers. All Myth ... "Mythos." Joseph Campbell put it wisely when he described "myth" as "something that never was, yet always is." We must go beyond the names, places, and events ... deep between the black and white letter, and find the pearl of great price. The Truth, that lies in waiting ... for Revelation - to be revealed, uncovered, unhidden. The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth Life.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.




31 March 2022

WIZARD OF OZ AND THE TRUTH WITHIN YOU

WIZARD OF OZ AND THE TRUTH WITHIN YOU 

The entire story of the Wizard of Oz is an allegorical tale of the soul’s path to illumination – the Yellow Brick Road. In Buddhism (and an important part of Theosophical teachings) the same concept is referred to as the “Golden Path”. Hence, the Yellow Brick Road. 

The story starts with Dorothy Gale living in Kansas, which symbolizes the material world, the physical plane where each one of us starts our spiritual journey. Dorothy feels an urge to “go over the rainbow," to reach the ethereal realm and follow the path to illumination. She has basically passed the low point by demonstrating the urge to seek a higher Truth.

Dorothy is then brought to Oz by a giant twister spiraling upward, representing the cycles of karma, the cycle of errors and lessons learned. It also represents the ancient belief in reincarnation, the round of physical births and deaths of a soul until it is fit to become Divine. It is also interesting to note that the Yellow Brick Road of Oz begins as an outwardly expanding spiral. In occult symbolism, this spiral represents the evolving self, the soul ascending from matter into the spirit world.

Before undertaking her journey, Dorothy is given the “silver shoes”, which represent the “silver cord” of Mystery Schools (Dorothy was wearing ruby slippers in the movie due to a last minute change by the director, who thought that the color ruby looked better against the Yellow Brick Road). In mystical schools, the silver cord is considered to be the link between our material and spiritual selves. The silver cord connects the spirit of man to the body. Once the Silver Cord is broken, we have left the physical world. 

The sole purpose of the silver cord, or life thread, is to provide the subtle and physical bodies with vital energy. Think of it as a sort of umbilical cord. Just like a baby has an umbilical cord that receives and transfers physical nutrients from the mother, the silver cord serves as a sort of energetic umbilical cord to receive and transfer Prana/Qi/Pneuma/Spirit. Prana is a Sanskrit term meaning “Life," or Life-force. Without Prana, or spirit, the physical body could not operate as it does. This is why once the silver cord is severed, the physical body has no choice but to die.
"
Remember your Creator before the silver cord is snapped ..."
~Ecclesiastes 12:6

During Dorothy's journey along the Yellow Brick Road, she encounters Scarecrow, Tin Woodsman and the Cowardly Lion who are respectively searching for a brain, a heart, and courage. Those odd characters embody the qualities needed by the the Inner Mysteries initiates in order to complete their quest for illumination.

After surmounting many obstacles, the party finally reaches the Emerald City in order to meet The Great Wizard. Surrounded by artifices and special effects, Remember, before meeting the Wizard, they receive makeovers, perfecting them all as close as possible to the Divine consciousness necessary to stand before the Wizard of Oz — symbolically representing God at this point. The Wizard comes across as cruel, rude and unwise. The Wizard is in fact a stand-in for the Old Testament personal God of the Christians and the Jews, the power figure used by religion to keep the masses in spiritual darkness: Jehovah or Yahweh. It is later discovered that the Wizard is a humbug, a charlatan, who scares people into worshipping his Wizard. He surely could not help the characters complete their quest. If you read literature of Mystery schools, this point of view towards Christianity is constantly expressed.

After all is said and done, the brains, the heart and the courage needed to complete Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion’s quests were found within each one of them. As above, so below. All that is needed lies within. Mystery Schools have always taught their students that one must rely on oneself to obtain salvation (Knowledge of the Divine Spark within). Throughout the story Dorothy’s dog Toto represents her “inner voice”; her intuition … The inner Christ. Remember, the Kingdom of God/Heaven is "within you."

The fake Wizard invites Dorothy into his balloon to go back to Kansas, her final destination. She however follows Toto (her intuition) and gets out of the balloon, which represents the empty promises of many organized religions. This leads to her ultimate revelation and, with the help of the Good Witch of the North (her Divine guide), she finally understands: everything she ever wanted could be found “in her own backyard”.

In order to obtain illumination, Dorothy had to vanquish the wicked witches of the East and the West – who were forming an evil horizontal axis: the material world. She was wise in listening to the advice of the good witches of the North and South – the vertical axis: the spiritual dimension. God meets man - as above, so below. 

Once she is back home, Dorothy awakens from her sleep in her bed, surrounded by her family. She tries to tell the unenlightened people what she experienced, and they all laugh. Anyone who’s ever tried to tell someone something they weren’t ready for will understand this feeling.

At the end of the story, Dorothy upon waking up in Kansas, has successfully combined her physical and spiritual Life. She is now comfortable being herself again and, despite her family not really believing the details of her quest, she can finally say “There is no place like home”.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor. ORDM.




29 March 2022

UNBRIDLED JOY AND HAPPINESS

UNBRIDLED JOY AND HAPPINESS 

Several years ago, I actually got to witness an amazing event. My wife and I drove to Juno Beach, Florida to visit her brother and his family at their beach house. We lived in Orlando at the time so it was only a 2 1/2 hour drive down, and we made it a nice long weekend getaway. 

Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I love the atmosphere of the ocean, I love the beach, but oddly enough ... I don't like actually going to the beach, sitting in the sand, swimming in the ocean, and laying in the sun. I'm more like the guy sitting in the air conditioned ocean front tiki bar having a drink and a burger and watching from a distance. 

But on this particular day, they all talked me into going beachfront for a little bit. So there I sat, under the umbrella, in the blazing hot sun just counting the minutes until I could bail out of the expedition and head back to air conditioned comfort. Then something caught my ear. There were very few people at the beach since this is the private section of Juno Beach and it's for residents only ... so the sounds stood out. 

What caught my ear, was the penetrating laughter of a young man who was sitting right on the sand where the waves would come crashing in ... splashing him. Each time the wave came in, he screamed with pleasure and delight. It was obvious just by observation, that he was a young man with disabilities. His parents were there with their other kids and keeping a close watch on him to be sure he was safe ... and safe he was. Safe in the arms of ecstasy. Bam ... another wave and another ear piercing scream of joy and immeasurable happiness. He would throw his hands up in the air and it nearly brought tears to my eyes. 

My emotions ran wild, because at that moment I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I personally had never experienced such a level of sheer bliss and excitement as this child splashing in the waves. He was at maximum thrill level. In those few moments, he was experiencing more incredible joy that I had ever imagined was possible. I realized that day, that it can actually happen. On that day, HE was MY teacher. And what a lesson I had learned. 

This was a wake up call for all of us who consider ourselves "normal." All I can hope for is that one day, I can experience his normal ... even if just for a few moments. It was exhilarating and I hope that all of us can witness it within ourselves at some time in our Life here. Total, absolute, bliss ... unbridled joy and happiness. God bless him.

Just a thought ... 

~Justin Taylor, ORDM.