The PHILOSOPHY: Truth Makes One Free

Jesus of Nazareth, better known as the Christ, said:

“And you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
(John 8:32)

In other words, the truth that you know will MAKE you free.

Hmm, so this tells me that truth is how we heal our life. Upon this foundation is this website built.

Spiritual, Not Religious

This is not a “religious” site. But it is, without a doubt, spiritual … and inspired by the Spirit of Christ, whose lead I follow. An oxymoron? Perhaps. A contradiction in terms? Not really. I don’t think so anyway. …but isn’t life full of paradoxes?

These words Jesus spoke are not religious “holier-than-thou” words, or even fluffy “pie-in-the-sky” words for the “sweet by-and-by.” As I see it, they are words of sound, practical, yet extremely insightful, wisdom for right here on earth for what one man of God I know calls the “nasty now-and-now.”

But even more than that, these words are profound, and reflect understanding on a level I still have yet to truly fathom. But I get many glimpses (as I believe we all do or can do, particularly if we’re yielding ourselves as vessels for Divinity to flow through and paying attention), and they are liberating. The revelation grows deeper continually, and consequently more liberating. And this site is an attempt to share some of this.

Truth Makes All the Difference

For me, I think revelation began with grasping and applying truth, wherever I found it, on a more practical, less profound level. Because all truths are parallel.

Anyway, let’s look at the scripture again:

And you shall know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”
(John 8:32)

This tells me that if I’m not free, then any type of bind (or bondage) I find myself in is the result of not knowing the truth.

Not everything is as it seems.

If this is true, then if I’m believing anything that is not the actual truth, or I think I know something that is not the truth, then I must be believing a one of two things – a lie or an error. Either way, I am in error. Yet ignorance does not excuse us from the consequences of our misguided thinking, believing, feeling and actions.

We can see the truth of this reflected in common mundane ways on the physical plane. If we play with fire, we might get burnt. If we don’t handle electricity correctly, we could be in for a rude awakening. Of course, we’d be more careful if we knew the truth about the law of electricity. As with electricity, so with everything else. Not getting to the truth of any matter leaves us open to all manner of chaos.

So this scripture also indicates to me that I have the power to bring about my own liberation by assuming the responsibility to correct what I believe I know and understand. Then the rest of my life can be directed to fall into place automatically, because the knowledge of the truth will MAKE me free.

Impossible Situations

Someone may say, “But not every bind that I get into is my fault. What about problems other people create for us? What about impossible situations? There are situations where we can do knowledgeable and wise things – situations where we reasonably follow all the laws of nature and of mankind that we know of, with sincerity and kindness in hopes of reciprocity, and yet we still have problems. What about that?”

Well, yes, there are extreme situations. You know – the ones where people say, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” Believe me, I know a little something about “impossible situations”. But then I have to ask myself, “Are they truly impossible? … Or do they just not measure up with everything I understand to be true, and my way of looking at the world?” (which, of course, has always seemed pretty normal/right to me all along)

“Is it possible that I could be missing some information that could make a difference in my experience of the situation and/or the outcome of it?” Might some missing truth, already existing in the situation or simply in life itself, make a difference in these situations as well?

Desperate Times

Or is the only way to deal with a seemingly impossible situation to manipulate or force the situation to turn out how we personally want it to? Forcing our own will? Is that the answer (if that’s even possible)? Can we succeed that way? Does it bring real satisfaction? Does it really help? Does it even work? Do we need to control? Are we called to take this upon ourselves? If so, to what extent – what is the extent of our domain of authority?  And if not, then won’t these ways of dealing with situations have their own social, karmic and spiritual consequences and repercussions attached, that boomerang and reverberate back to us and ours?  Do desperate times really HAVE to call for “desperate measures”?

Even though the survival instincts of our human nature tends to respond self-protectively, defensively, selfishly, perhaps even violently when we feel backed into a corner, in truth, I’m not sure they do. ( If we can somehow learn to head it off and transcend the problem with higher and more sophisticated “tools”, maybe we don’t have to let it get that far.)  But then I suppose that all depends on how we define ‘desperate’.

Would the measures have to be very different? Probably. Out of, perhaps, a “desperate” need for an answer other than that which would normally come to us or make sense – yes. Perhaps put upon us, inconvenient and requiring a different paradigm or much effort – very possibly. (…the end result of which will have to include greater character, confidence, wisdom, strength, integrity and ability for us personally.)

But desperate as in “by any means necessary”? I’m not so sure about that.

All Things Are Possible

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men, this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” (Matthew 19:26)

This indicates to me that some problems can’t truly be solved on the finite plane, with finite human ways and thinking. But that in the unseen infinite, things are different. Perhaps in the infinite, all is one and harmonious, so there are no problems and every problem is already solved.

Maybe a better question would be if/when/how we can reach this infinite plane such that our problems disappear or cease to be problematic, personally and as a society.

Here is an “impossible situation” Jesus was faced with. Yet it didn’t seem impossible to him. In fact, he doesn’t appear to be terribly troubled at all, nor even disturbed:

“So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

And rose up and thrust him out of the city; and they led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down over the cliff [headfirst].

But he passing through the midst of them, went his way,

And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.”

(Luke 4:28-31)

Let’s look at this again. The people in the synagogue were furious, indignant at what Jesus had taught. They felt it was blasphemous. I think they felt insulted and probably even excluded.

They grabbed him, threw him out of the city, and took him to the cliff to throw him off. Do you think they said, “Come, follow us Jesus, to this cliff so we can throw you off”? I don’t think so. So here are these people grabbing Jesus, holding onto him and forcing THEIR way with him.

What does Jesus do? He merely PASSES through the MIDST of them, and goes HIS WAY. (Gotta fulfill his divine purpose, you know.) :)

Next thing you know, he’s in public, teaching in another city. How the ????? What – do they mean to tell us they couldn’t hold him? What is it – they didn’t see him?? Did they not SEE or feel him PASS THROUGH them?? Could they not tell where he was going and catch him?? How do you do THAT?

Certainly not with the limited human ways most of us know. Jesus must have known something pretty special. Apparently he was pretty FREE, LOL. (No doubt they were pretty ticked off … unless maybe/hopefully in spite of their previous anger, some got a revelation that something spiritual was going on and that perhaps they’d like to reconsider and partake.)

That was JESUS!

I just heard someone say, “Yeah, but that was Jesus.”  Yes, but he did not say he that only he could do these things.  In fact, in John 14:12, he says:

“Truly, truly I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these will he do; because I go to my Father.

A Higher Call

OK, so getting back to the mundane truths… On the level of electricity and natural law, solving problems through knowing the truth about life is pretty basic. It’s just simple wisdom, or as some would call it, common sense.

But is it possible we were meant to operate way beyond “common sense?” Common sense is common, but God is not common. And “with God all things are possible.” Despite our many “realities,” is it not possible that Christ was/is calling us to rise up out of common human ways of limiting beliefs and the resulting limitation, and into Divine Sonship, so “that where he was/is” in consciousness, “we may be also” (John 14:3) even now here (Luke 17:20-21)?

Jesus said:

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.” (John 15:4)

Jesus also said:

I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life…” (John 14:6)

Hmm. Ok, let’s see… ‘The Way’ – that means manner and/or path. ‘The Truth’ – well that’s self-contained, absolute positive certainty – a sort of perfection, if you will – which humans generally don’t appear to be manifesting. These are intangibles he speaks of, and since most people have not encountered Jesus in the flesh anyway, it is clear to me that Jesus was not speaking merely of his physical personhood.

And ‘the Life’ – what is life, if not pure vitality? If the very essence of life itself originated/originates in/as and proceeded/proceeds from an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, “God” with no beginning and no end, then true Life itself is eternally perfect, constructive, progressive and productive. Life never dies, else it could not absolutely be called Life. That’s a pretty big claim to be tied solely to flesh and blood.

Moreover, the fact that he uses the article ‘the’ before all three of these words, signifies to me that he is speaking of “THE” clear, indisputable way to freedom, absolute and ever-existing truth, and eternal ever-present abundant vitality. These are not fleshly, petty, dogmatic, physical MATTERs he’s speaking of. Are these not ideas of spirit being communicated to whosoever would still the earthly mental chatter and conditioning and truly hear him by the spirit?

Jesus said:

“It is the spirit that quickens [gives life]; the flesh profits nothing: the WORDS that I speak to you, they are Spirit, and they are Life.”
(John 6:63)

So if knowing the Truth makes one free, and the words Jesus spoke were spirit and Life (from his consciousness – the true intangible essence of the Divine in himself – perhaps that’s why he could not really be killed), then it would appear that true freedom/life can only be found in spirit – in ESSENCE – in that same Spirit that Jesus was of. In Consciousness. In that something that we all can access by the very spirit/breath of life and consciousness that we are on the inside. After all, how else can Truth (or anything else, for that matter) be known except through consciousness?

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
(John 8:36)

I submit to you that knowing the Truth that is “in Christ”. The Truth that Jesus knows (I say “knows” for Divine Spirit never dies), makes one free. Hence, we can deduce it was the very Spirit and high Consciousness that he was/is of that was his saving, firmly-loving, and miracle-working power.

Emmanuel – “With US is God”

The term ‘Christ’ is not Jesus’ last name. Their surnames were more like “son of ‘that’ man” or “of ‘this’ place”. Jesus’ proper human name was Jesus “Bar-Joseph” (son of Joseph) and Jesus of Nazareth. So ‘Christ’ was a spiritual title, as in a spiritual office that he filled/an anointing or vibration he gave off. As I understand it, to be “christed” means to be anointed (metaphorically like the old testament kings, priests and prophets were) and in a sense baptized with the mind, wisdom, and power of God.

“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, ‘Who do men say that I, the SON OF MAN, am?’

“So they said, ‘Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’

“He said to them, ‘But who do YOU say that I am?’

“Simon Peter answered and said, ‘You are THE CHRIST, the son of the living God.’

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my father which is in heaven.’

“‘And I also say to you that you are Peter (rock), and on THIS rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

“‘And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven…’”

(Matthew 16:13-19)

Could it be that Simon Peter’s spiritual discernment/revelation of the idea that the Christ, the son of God, was able to exist and was existing within the son of man is that “rock” or foundation that all hell (as in even the hellish experiences of this life) cannot prevail against?

Could it be that it was/is/ever-will-be this “Christ Consciousness” that Jesus had, which saves One and makes One free (now, al-ways and for-ever)? Jesus was a man who EX-PRESSED (pressed out – lived out) God here on earth as man through the Christ Nature.

Just because we are in form, and our spirit SEEMS limited, trapped in these bodies, the limited facts of our physical sense of reality don’t make Divinity passing through us any less true. What we do or don’t know, understand, believe, subscribe to, and act out can make an absolute intangible Truth of little positive effect in our individual and corporate lives, but Truth of necessity must remain Truth.

For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…” (Romans 3:3-4)

Tuning In

For example, just because I can’t see the particular network that broadcasts on CHANNEL 4 floating through my LIVING-ROOM without resonating with it by TUNING in with my TELE-VISION, and getting GOOD RECEPTION… And just because I don’t think that network has anything to do with me right now, it doesn’t mean that it is not available and FLOWING all through my “ATOM”-SPHERE (right now).

The truth of the matter is that unless that network simply stops BROAD-casting, it will be flowing all through my life and everyone else’s. It is available and “Many are called” upon to tune in. “But” only the “few” who have “chosen” to have working tools and tune in will be able to benefit. So the truth of the matter is I just need to find a way to tune in. For this I use tools (in this case, a working TV).

But we want to be mindful of which channel we choose.

Sometimes some programming will broadcast on two or more channels, but one might be clearer than another. Then there are other channels broadcasting a whole bunch of other stuff. There are plenty of vibes floating around the cosmic network on different frequencies through different channels.

Some channels pick up frequencies that are clear, pleasant, informative and peaceful to watch. Other channels pick up and transmit scary content. Some channels don’t have a clear picture. Some channels are completely mixed up and loud, giving awful reception, and you feel the need to switch channels. We don’t want TV NOISE to drive us crazy, lol.

To fulfill our purpose for tuning in/turning on the TV in the first place, we want to choose the programming we want to watch, as well as ensure we tune in to a channel that is broadcasting it authentically, clearly, successfully without fuzz/static/noise.

Therefore, I am making a conscious choice to tune in. In choosing, I am choosing the highest frequency in our known universe – God/Oneness/The-Many-in-the-One/Divine Spirit through connecting with what could be called “Christ” Consciousness (God’s essence manifesting in man) within.

…through a “channel” which, to my current human understanding, represents the greatest example of human immortality I know of – the man, Jesus. He channeled God/Divinity rather well.

(I also occasionally channel surf though, because other channels have some pretty useful stuff going on as well – similar to my favorite channel – well, only to the degree that they connect directly to the Source.) Having HD TV really makes a difference.

Similar to the TV network analogy, but in an even greater way – in an Absolute Way – Divine Principle is just that – Principle. It underlies all, and flows through all. Divine Principle is birthless, deathless, ageless, timeless… changeless. If we can elevate to our True Selves, to know and recognize Divine Principle within, we can begin to EX-PRESS it (press it out into the form our lives take, and consequently the shape our world takes).

Worshiping in Spirit and in Truth

…Perhaps that’s what Jesus meant when he said that true worshipers will “worship God in spirit and in truth.”

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship him.

God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

(John 4:23-24)

It’s not at all about religious labels and paying lip-service to God. It is about the spiritual truth/appreciation/honoring/recognition/awareness/channeling of God that the greatest ancients/prophets/teachers all fellowshipped around in their respective cultures.

Could it be that it is not as much about where we worship as it is about actually tuning in authentically to the frequency of God? (…although the “group” energy and sense of community most certainly can promote and enhance it. …when it’s not all fuzzy (noise), being transmitted through a bunch of fear-based “stuff”, personal biases and the like.) When we look beyond all cultural conditioning and formatting, what we find underlying is that which is common to everyone – that which is without form or means of verbal communication – Spirit.

The greatest ancient prophets and (self-)masters in history found their soul liberation in the much of the same Truth. I don’t believe they intended to send out wildmen and wildwomen, forcing and crusading violently, indoctrinating people, and pushing the “letter” of the prophets’ words.

They wanted their disciples/students to hear and digest and become one internally with the truth of the spirit of God behind their words. And to allow that inner truth to transform the individuals’ own personal atmosphere and lives. This light would be spread through the disciples’ transformed lives, their love, their example to whatever extent that they themselves have been transformed from within, their reaching out, and through osmosis into the rest of the world, transforming it as well.

Spirit’s Invitation

In Revelation 3:20, the Spirit of Christ (God’s essence manifesting in man) says:

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock. If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Hmm. I think that’s God within knocking at the door of our heart – our center, our core, our innermost part – our consciousness. Will we open the door, fellowship with God within, and allow this fellowship to begin to transform our lives and our world?

I hope you enjoy your visit. I hope that you will come again often. You are welcome here. I hope that you will find special blessings unique to your soul, and that you will share them with others, as we meet together in consciousness in the place called “There”.

If you’ve already read Freedom, then I’d encourage you to continue on to Getting the Most from this Site.

Peace. God Bless. One Love. Namaste (“I salute Divinity in you”).

In Christ Consciousness,

SpiritFREE1SM

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