Showing posts with label Unity Consciousness. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Unity Consciousness. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

On Creating The Promised Land

On Creating the Promised Land
by Robert Brinsmead

Man - male and female - are made in God's image and likeness. This is the only place where God is revealed to us - the arena of human life and existence. "God is manifest in the flesh." "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." We of course, have learned to give these New Testament statements a generic meaning as even Jesus intended we should do. Even Paul says in one place, "That which may be known of God is manifested in them..."

All ideas and theologies have originated in the human mind, including all the distorting myths and the more edifying longings for a more humane order. The clearer revelation of what and who God is comes with the progressive dawning of a human consciousness. There is much in the Old Testament that portrays Yahweh as the tribal God of the Hebrews and a celestial bully at that. Even in the prophets a true monotheism emerges slowly and progressively. Their's was a theology and a morality of the Exodus. God was manifested in what God did for Israel- delivering them from oppression. So Israel's God is the One who "executes justice for all that are oppressed." This sets the pattern for the kind of human behaviour that can create a Promised Land.

In creating a Land like this, the people of the Exodus must act out the story and the spirit of the Exodus in all their relationships including even the life of their beasts. God hates oppression. So the people must hate any and every expression of oppression. They must not oppress the poor because they too had been poor and oppressed. They must defend and protect the fatherless because they too had been fatherless in the land of Egypt. They must not oppress the stranger, because they too had been strangers in Egypt.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

What is Unity Consciousness?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Good News That Liberates

by Hank Hasse

The Galilean sage taught and lived his insight of the “kingdom” of the Father. It offended the religious folks in his audience, but it was a comforting message to those who were not so religious, including the immoral people among them. Joshua invited them to join him at the dinner table of all things! The good religious people called them “sinners” not only because of their immoral lives but especially because they did not participate in the rituals of the temple worship, nor did they practice an exclusive behavior toward outsiders.

What was this message of the “kingdom” of the Father? It was not unlike the message of the Old Testament prophets who spoke of the Father-God’s mercy without sacrifice, and accepting and coming to the aid of the fatherless, the widow, and the stranger among them. It was treating others as they would like to be be treated. (Not just as you would like it, but as they would like it.) It meant loving them rather than paying them back or getting even with them. It meant forgiving those who caused you harm – over and over again – until they finally stop their behavior! It meant imaging the Father's way.

This was not all that difficult, because the Father had already placed his consciousness into humans when they were called out of muddy clay. This is what set humans apart from other creatures. Humans are free to actually mirror the Father's greatest attributes of unconditional love, acceptance, and forgiveness for unloving choices made by others. It was an amazing act of love to take this risk. It turns out that when humans make the unloving choice, such choices only make the better loving choices shine all that much brighter. Because loving choices are so beneficial to all, and harm no one, humans can learn from their mistakes and choose better ways in the future. Children learn this faster than adults.

This message called religion into question. It even called the authenticity of the scriptures as being the very word of God into question such as an (“eye for an eye” or many other scriptures speaking of an angry sky-god destroying enemies, even the Babylonian idea of an end-time apocalypse which had crept into Judaism after their captivity). It called the need for a mediator into question and it called religious rituals into question. It set humans free to be humane toward each other. It put an end for the need to appease an angry sky-god, and it abolished the fall mythology. It taught the presence of the generous Creator-Father among us, revealed in sometimes insignificant but unconditional loving acts between humans. Little wonder that this message was so scandalous to the religious mindset. It was indeed offensive to such thinking, especially because it threatened its further existence. It required some hard rethinking. It meant moving on to something much better than harmful exclusive behavior and an old payback justice system. No wonder that the religious leadership called for the Galilean's death!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


"Contrary to what we may believe there are only two authentic core emotions: they are love and fear. Other emotions are secondary and are typically masks for fear. Of these, anger is very common. Although we may have come to regard anger as a source emotion, it is really a smokescreen for fear. When we look at our anger, we can always find fear buried beneath it. In our culture we are trained to believe that it's unwise to show fear. We erroneously believe that expressing such vulnerability will permit others to take advantage of us. Yet the fear is there nonetheless..."