A bit of New Age humor: The scene: children lined up in a Catholic elementary school lunch cafeteria. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun had made a note and posted it on the apple tray, "Take only ONE. God is watching." Further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."
Searching For the Essential Core.
One Michael Teachings idea considerably influenced my study, the idea that the infinite soul (God) has appeared only four times in human form. The bodies chosen were Lao-Tse, Buddha, Krishna and Jesus. The religions resulting from these incarnations were/are, of course: Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity.
If it be the truth that these four were the sole appearances of the infinite soul in human form, then core messages coming through and religious teachings resulting from these avatars "ought to be" quite similar. What are the similarities between them? How close are they to essentially saying the same things?
Because these four avatars each had different audiences, I would not expect exactly the same messages. But congruency and lack of significant conflict with one another would seem like a reasonable expectation. But what we find today are quite different incongruous messages coming from followers and various religious hierarchies.
© 2008 by Thayer White
Finding Your Soul in the Spirituality Maze
|Excerpt from Be Your Own Therapist: "Make sure not to judge yourself as bad or wrong when you find yourself making a judgment. For you and your judgments are, of course, perfect for that moment. The key is to begin changing your path toward the goal of dropping that judgment the next time that identical situation arises."|