If you don’t want to slap me for making the above video, then we are friends for life even if we never meet. I can say that with honesty because if you can embrace the hub-bubbery that I spoke then it means that you are not living in the fear of loss and so we can be One in relationship–even as Christ calls us into Oneness. YEAH BABY!!!!
I am so excited to share this stuff with you readers. This was the first time it felt like I could express those ideas freely. They just emerged from the formless void and I am glad it was on video. I am not a fan of “Force” and I know that if I attempted to say it at any other moment it would have been forced. I do not believe that God creates by force and so if I desire to truly create with God, it cannot be forced either. I would try to get more into this, but further explanation will take me into hypocrisy, so I’ll just leave it there.
Now if you watched the video and have read this far but still have no idea what I’m talking about, I suggest you check out the previous posts entitled, There’s Nothing Out There and The World is Meaningless. These posts call up the feelings around our general fear of nothingness, but in a way that is seemingly less confrontational than the video might feel to some people. My intention here is to share a possibility for relating to the power from which all that is emerges, not to just throw a bunch of nonsensical theories at you so that you think life is pointless.
I know that ANNIHILATION!!! sounds scary. After all, the word annihilate means to “reduce to nothing”. However, as I said in the video, this nothing or void is mysteriously the seat of all power, all creation, all love. But let me say that in saying this, I am not saying that we should want to be destroyed for the sake of power. Heck NO!!! If you get that out of what I am saying, please go seek professional help. I am not the person you should be listening to. I will totally confuse you. Please understand that everything I am saying rests on the premises that I interpret in the Bible. When I read, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters(Genesis 1:1-2), I hear that all that is is intimately One with what we as humans fear the most–nothingness. Yet, I also see that the Spirit of God is there even in the void.
Furthermore, I am convinced of the Christ Principle, the Christ Consciousness made manifest bodily in Jesus. So for me, there is a place in the human spirit that can touch the void and still remain wholly one, but it must be in submission to the being of Christ. When I say that I am not talking about the personality of Jesus. I believe that Jesus gave up the personality on the Cross so that all things could be under him as the fullness of Christ. In the last post I did called Abundance Is Reality, I cite the verse from 1 Corinthians which says:
But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. For “He has put all things under His feet.”But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. (1 Corinthians 15:20-28)
If you pay close attention to the last bolded verse (v.27), you see that all things are put under Christ except God who put all things under Christ. This is especially important, because without God who is the Creator of all that is, the Christ cannot be sustained as it moves through and beyond the void. I see this ability to move through and beyond the void at will as the “Keys to the Kingdom” that Jesus mentions to Peter when Peter acknowledges the Christ Consciousness that Jesus embodies in the discourse of Matthew 16:13-20 when he says, “And I tell you that you are Peter,and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” So without the Consciousness of Christ, my whole theory is bunk.
If the reality of Christ is not a possibility to you, again stay away from what I am saying. I see the Way of Christ as the only Road in and out of this void I am talking about from which all that is emerges. And yet, let me tell you that this is not a religious concept whatsoever. I use the language most accessible to me, but I by no means am I suggesting that there are not those who use other language to attempt to convey this idea. Anyway,at the end of the day, whatever I say will fall short, because as Paul teaches in 2 Corinthians 3:5-7, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
All I want to share is a theory that I came in communion with one day while waiting for a light to change. It came out of nowhere and from nothing. I was not thinking about any of this when all of a sudden BLAM-O! all this stuff rushes in about the Genesis of Life. As soon as I get home, I pick up my Bible and verses that I read before in a different way became new–the work of Christ became new. When it hit me, I started trying to tell people, but it freaked them out. They did not want to hear about nothingness, because it sounded too much like death to them. I kept saying, “Nothing is never what we think it is”, but eventually I surrendered to my inability to articulate what I was attempting to convey. But today something changed out of nowhere.
And as suddenly as this theory has come, it will now go. Feel free to comment or contact me regarding it if you’d like. I’m going to leave you now with Hebrews 2 which tells us that the Christ is the only one to have ever tasted death for everyone (v.9). Think about everything else in this post in that Light and see where it takes you.
In Love for No Reason,
If you’re still tripping after reading this and the Bible verses, check out my post called Faith on The It’s All In Me – Book Blog.
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congrats! sounds to me like the calling that brought you to seminary in the first place. something my advisor wrote regarding forgiveness keeps coming back to me. I paraphrase: it is when the injured moves attention away from the self and onto the offender in a moral way (i.e. recognizes the inherent worth of the offender in spite of their offense), that s/he is healed.
Thanks for checking this out. Too bad about the video. It is crazy how it just dropped out when I said what I never say. What is the Universe up to? What a mystery. I guess if I am meant to put it out there I will be able to get the video to work. Sweet irony!
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If every blog I wrote said this, I still can’t say it enough.