“And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” (1 John 4 & 5; New King James Bible Version (NKJV).
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (Word of Christ Jesus) John 14:27; NKJV).
“Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.” (Psalm 89:15; NKJV).
The colorful lights and decorations of Christmas season came out early this year. People are ready to feel good and shake off the world’s gloomy atmosphere that fills the news. This last year, joy and gladness for the good in our lives have taken a back seat to all the hostilities raging around the globe. But, something within our collective spirit has had enough of it.
In America, we’ve been immersed in too much negativity, for too long; and those of us here in the USA are tired of it all. So, the winds of a more positive future are blowing over our souls, once again. I can feel it as we put up the Christmas lights and remember those people who might need our help this year. And as we also remember that God is our Source of all good, we feel our sense of abundance returning. For the rivers of God’s divine supply pass through us, not from us; and these divine streams of plenty, for all, never run dry.
God’s rivers of supply flow whenever, and wherever, any individual perceives this spiritual fact; for lack and poverty are never a part of God’s plan for Its children…and we’re all God’s children. It’s just that not everyone has figured that out yet; and those who have figured that out cannot force others to believe it. Freedom, after all, means free will.
Spiritual truths (the blessings from God, who is infinite Spirit) come into our human experience whenever we embrace the spiritual ‘light’ in one’s own, inner consciousness. Perceiving spiritual thoughts, (despite whatever bad things might be going on in the material scene) breaks the spell of negativity whenever we encounter them. Some individuals will reject such spiritual thoughts throughout their earthly lives, unless some unexpected spiritual experience occurs for them. Others make it their mission to rigidly argue against all things spiritual, simply as a matter of principle.
So, here is the crux of the matter: Whatever each individual holds to be ‘truth’ deep within his or her personal philosophy is what he or she will follow, as a rule, because that is that individual’s sense of ‘reality’. For that reason, no one can actually force another to change his or her sense of reality to accept the spiritual facts of existence, even though one’s acceptance of spiritual facts exist to benefit us all.
In other words, every single individual must move spirit-ward under their own volition. And what we hold within our deepest belief system is what we will experience. No one can do the ‘believing’ for us. That’s why Jesus would often ask those who came to him for healing if ‘they believed’ in the spiritual power that he was offering them.
We each act, or bring into this material sense of reality, our own, deeply-held individual beliefs about everything. If one does not believe in spiritually mental healing, those individuals would, in effect, be saying ‘no’ to his or her own healing, because they are blocking the demonstration. No matter how one tries to realize the truth for a doubting individual, Christ Jesus undoubtedly knew that an individual’s belief is the agent of change that causes the material manifestation of ill-health, or any other discord, to return to normalcy.
This principle was actually illustrated during Christ Jesus’ ministry, once, right after he and his disciples returned to their own country: The biblical account says:
“And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13: 54-58; King James Bible Version (KJV) (My underline emphasis).
This biblical account shows that the belief of one seeking spiritual healing is of the greatest importance. One seeking spiritual healing must be willing and able to internalize and absolutely accept the spiritual nature of the healing process in play. In the spiritual realm of healing, material laws and beliefs have no place. No pill, no material medicine, no leaf on a tree is the agent of the healing activity which Christ Jesus revealed. When people accepted his spiritually-mental method of healing, their countenance (physical appearance) returned to its normal wholeness and health, because the flesh isn’t our true, body substance in the first place. Our true, body, soul and mind are spiritual, not material.
But how many times was this spiritual fact accepted in the ancient, material beliefs of the world? How many people, today, would accept this spiritual method as a reality? Not the majority. But, through the ages, as humanity awakens, the numbers continue to grow.
Now, in today’s world, many religions have turned toward the spiritual path of healing, particularly when the medical establishments abandon them by saying that nothing can heal them. Yet, many people have been healed with spiritual healing methods after the material sense of treatment fails. Why? Because it all matters where one puts one’s faith.
For example, many who try to master spiritual healing often ‘mix’ it with material healing because they are afraid to trust spiritual healing, alone. They don’t understand it. But the flawless spiritual healing that Jesus taught to his disciples didn’t mix spiritual healing with temporary material healing methods. Neither Jesus, nor his disciples whom he taught to heal, ever sent anyone to a doctor, or used material potions to heal. So, what, exactly, was Jesus’ spiritual method? And why did it work on every type of sickness or injury, and even deliver from material death individuals like Lazarus and a few others?
To understand spiritual healing, one must first realize that it seems to be a paradox, but is not. In fact, spiritual healing is so simple and straight forward that a child can do it. Here is the realization which the Master healer, Christ Jesus, undoubtedly knew and taught his disciples concerning the nature of pure, spiritual healing, and why I say that it seems to be a paradox: Any individual can spiritually heal when that individual realizes that, in spiritual reality, there has never been anything to heal.
This is true because God’s creation, which includes all its spiritual life forms including his spiritual children (us) has never changed out of its harmony and perfection in all its eternal existence. Therefore, because the kingdom of God has never changed in its eternal history, neither has anything IN the kingdom ever been harmed, or reduced in its fullness and wholeness; nor has anything or anyone changed from the spiritual perfection in any way.
Because of this spiritual reality, our own Truth of being is that we are all God’s spiritual children, eternally alive and in perfect condition. We are ever-lasting spiritual beings in a changeless, perfect condition, throughout time. But the key word is spiritual. We are always God’s spiritual off-spring, even while believing that we are finite, fleshly creatures, as we temporality appear to be.
It is the false, finite sense of materiality as reality that keeps us in the collective dream-state that hides our true, spiritual, identities. As we gradually change from the material sense perspective of being to the spiritual reality of being, we begin our individual awakening process. So, don’t think to awaken over night. The process depends upon one’s own, private beliefs, on the side of materiality or spirituality.
Young, human children, before being indoctrinated with the physical sense of reality, continue to trust, for a time, what they cannot see, or perceive, materially. This means that they are open and willing to turn from physical evidence and more easily trust in God, even when the material evidence says differently. Small children easily accept an invisible, loving God when adults, educated in the opposite direction, struggle with trusting divine Spirit (God) throughout their whole, human life experience. They simply want someone with skin on because they can’t perceive Spirit with the finite physical senses.
But trust, alone, is not all that is required of anyone finding the spiritual path to healing all the ills which we encounter in this material experience, where good and evil seem to be dual powers. We’ve always been safe and sound within God’s invisibly present kingdom; but while this is known to our Christ Consciousness deep within, the false material sense gets in the way of our reasoning process, trapping us in materialistic beliefs and so-call ‘material laws’ that God never created.
So, when we, in our daily lives, accept the material sense of things, we have over-ridden any spiritual truths of God’s presence and harmony that would bless us if we only claimed them and trusted them. For, when we mentally awaken to our spiritual selfhood, our natural joy begins to awaken with it.
Then, having awaken to the invisible presence of the Almighty, we begin to discover that all the ‘bad’ of our material experiences were never real to begin with. All bad experiences were just the thing that nightmares are made of. For with our complete trust in God’s ever-present kingdom and our loving place in it, events and scenes in the outward sense of materiality begin to adjust back to the former harmony that is our more natural, harmonious environment. And although we’re still experiencing the human, material-dream condition, our human circumstances become closer to matching the divine.
But we adults have been so indoctrinated into materiality as our true reality, that all things spiritual are often shunned because we can’t see, touch, hear, taste, or smell them. So, unless we see something physically, we don’t think we can be healed. Completely short-sighted, of course, but finite materiality is still the sense of ‘reality’ to which we cling.
“There is never anything to heal” is true because God’s creation has never changed throughout its immortal existence. We are God’s own off-spring, made in God’s own image and likeness, in endless varieties. But since our identities are really spiritual identities, not finite, material identities, our true being is always that of an immortal, spiritual being. Like produces like. An everlasting spiritual God has only everlasting spiritual off-spring. No one on this earth is a material mortal…we just think we are. We think that we have a mortal, fragile, material body that ‘feels’ pain and sensations; when it is our consciousness, alone, that believes it is feeling the sensations of matter.
So, what’s it all about, Alfie? I believe that our earthly experience is a temporary ‘time out’ from our true, spiritual reality. Rather or not we planned to go through this human experience, I don’t know. I just feel that because we are spiritual beings, rather than finite, material beings, it is good to know that health and wholeness have always been the one and only truth of our existence, even while we’re experiencing the good and evil seeming conflicts of this human sojourn.
We are God’s everlasting children, never lacking in health, supply, or any other good and useful thing. Lack of health, lack of supply, lack of any good and useful thing has always been a material illusion. Jesus the Christ knew that our only identity has been our universal, spiritual, Christly identity—our true ever-lasting, spiritual identity. The physical sense of identity is a false sense of self. Our true identity is our own, awakened Christ identity…our own, individual, ever-lasting spiritual selfhood.
What seems to be our material identity is really a sleeping identity. It is our part in the Adam dream of finite being. In this human, material sense of existence, all of us are here, but still sleeping in what seems to be this finite, material sense of perception. Actually, we are all in the collective, lower state of consciousness. We’re all in the same dream, so to speak. Our earthly experience is more like a collective school, where we are to learn how to live honestly, abundantly, and lovingly again. So, to help us out of the Adam dream, Christ Jesus was sent to bring us back to our true, spiritual, awakened identities and bring us home.
I believe that Jesus was, and still is, our immortal, spiritual brother, showing us our real, true Selves…our everlasting Selves…our own Christ-identities. His name wasn’t ‘Jesus Christ’, but rather ‘Jesus, the Christ’, pertaining to ‘Jesus’ being his earthly name and ‘the Christ’ being the universal title for all God’s spiritual children. St. Paul once showed the difference concerning the two names of Jesus and the Christ, in a communications with the Corinthians when he said: “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:16-17; KJV).
Jesus’s mission for all of us is still speaking to us in this collective Adam dream of finite life (and death) in matter. More than two-thousand years ago, he deliberately entered the collective dream (this human experience), to show us the true way Home (our spiritual awakening). He showed, by his resurrection, that death is not permanent, nor even real.
Also, the Bible tells us: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6; King James Version).
In this statement, Jesus told us that to reach (awaken to God, our eternal Source) we must follow the example that Jesus had demonstrated for us. Those of us still in this human (material) experience must awaken to the spiritual truth, which dwells deep within our innate consciousness, and follow his lead, because he was trying to show us ourselves…our spiritual selves—not the temporary, material identities we seem to be. These material identities we will never keep, but that doesn’t matter. When we completely awake from the Adam-dream, we’ll remember our true, eternal, identities, once again. Our loved ones who have gone before us are safe on the ‘other side’, too, and will be able to see us again, when we awaken, as they have.As we begin to digest the fact of the invisible presence of the kingdom of God, and our own, ever-lasting place in it, our experiences of peace and joy will increase more and more, replacing the troubles of this whole material experience with blessings we had failed to perceive before. It’s well worth the try.