It’s Your Life
This time of year, in places of Christian persuasion, all the talk turns to love, Jesus, good will to all men, praise the lord and yadda yadda yadda. Then, it’s back to the “real world” for the next twelve months.
It’s no different with other religions, the only things that differs is the time of year and the colour of robes; they all carry on with basically the same stuff. Oh, and they all preach that- Mine is the only true religion. It’s just that some are more vocal. Vocal to the point of being totally obnoxious, and at times very dangerous.
Just that one sentence however, says it all. Mine is the only true religion. And make no mistake dear reader, they all think it. It’s just that some are more vocal and repugnant about it.
If mine is the one true religion, it means, by default, does it not, that yours is at best schlepping along second? And too, my dear reader, doesn’t it make you all warm and fuzzy how some will kill you quick as look at you just to prove how peaceful they are? Ahhhh the hypocrisy just steals your breath away don’ it?
And people are bewildered why the planet is blue? Why there is no peace and why religion as it stands will never bring the things it pretends it is all about: Love and Peace.
Religion is not about love and peace. Religion is about divisiveness and loathing. Don’t think so? Look around. What has been the one consistent, never quitting, never yielding, cause of war, death and destruction on a humongous scale?
Then they have the audacity to look at you all bewildered like and to ask; Why do you not choose love?
The system doesn’t allow for love. Everything is set up against it. Look what they did to the last fella who was about love? Remember Him?
But they make it all sound so easy, don’t they? Just read the endless number of book cover and seminar blurbs by the, ‘I can fix your life for a price of a book, seminar ticket or sermon donation,’ Mr Fixit’s.
They make it so easy-peasy, lemon squeezy. I mean what’s wrong with ya! All you got to do is let your spirit soar, decide to be happy, let your troubles go, and sing the song of joy, out loud!
Yeah baby! That’s all it takes. Come on now, y’ll give me an Amen!
Not all self-help people or preachers are like that. Obviously. There are enough of them out there though for one to practice caution. The best caution being that if it doesn’t sound right, feel right or sit right, it generally isn’t. If it sounds too easy and effort free it’s usually a con.
Prayer is likewise. If one polishes the pew and raises a sweat in prayer on Sunday, then walks out and exploits, lies and cheats through to next Saturday, all the prayer in the world isn’t going to help. That should be common sense.
Bottom line, the ego system can’t afford to have you free. The reason is as true, as it is ancient; a free person doesn’t belong in ego. A freed slave is no longer a slave. An enlightened person is no longer in ego. Enlightenment is the end of ego. So ego will literally fight to the death against enlightenment, and that’s exactly what happens.
Jesus Christ didn’t need a self-help book or a preacher. Self-help books and preachers are are all about making this place, this planet, better. About healing it. And in that common, seemingly cute and innocuous belief, lays the greatest, cruellest, soul hook of them all. So does the greatest lesson of them all lay there also. It is this: You cannot make this a better place.
Trying to make this a better place is parallel to trying to cool down Hades by dropping a bag of ice cubes into it.
You don’t make this a better place. You leave this place. As He said:
My kingdom is not of this world.
If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews.
But now my kingdom is from another place.
Not going all religious on you today, dear reader, just making the point; do what you need to do. Your life is purpose specific. Your purpose. Your responsibility. Others can help, but no one, not even the highest deity of them all can, or will interfere … except to help … if you ask. Only if you ask.