Thursday, July 5, 2012
"... no matter what happens to our bodies and personalities in the world of time and space, mysteriously, at some other level, in another dimension of our own being, beyond the mind, everything is always okay."
I have spent the last forty years trying to figure out what Jesus was really trying to teach us, and it is has become increasingly clear that his primary message was that the “Realm of God” or “Oneness with Divinity,” is available in the here and now. He offered a path so that those who choose to follow it could experience this Realm as he did. It is not magic or a onetime thing but rather a way of living and seeing a different reality, imbued with divinity. The path or practice was and is about learning to break down barriers that separate us from all sentient beings through a process of letting go of our fears, our hatreds and our ego needs. This means, in part, letting go of our need to have social power, influence and status. It is about self emptying, or “kenosis.”
--Fred Plumer http://progressivechristianity.org/resources/oneness-with-divinity/?utm_source=June+2012+Mysticism&utm_campaign=Mysticism&utm_medium=email