“It presumes, first of all, that there is a Supreme Being (Intelligence or Mind) and that it is the operations of that one Mind (Intelligence) that we see manifested when we contemplate the Earth and the myriad phenomena of Nature…..This Mind is known to us as ‘God,’ and to other people of the Earth by other names; but by whatsoever name It (Mind) may be designated It (Mind) is always the building or constructing principle that is meant.”
– Milton Pottenger
There is a notion that we, as human beings, possess a power within us so great that when tapped into it can produce phenomena far beyond the comprehension of logic. The various synonyms for “mind” are “intelligence, consciousness, spirit, light, and energy.” If we study the religious traditions of the world, we will see that all of them have monikers for ‘God’ that express at least one, if not all, of the afore-mentioned synonyms.
One of the world’s greatest prophets, Rav Yeshua ha-Mashiach (Jesus Christ), taught this very same principle. But a large portion of his teachings have been lost due to mistranslation of the ancient Hebrew language and neglect of ancient scrolls by their custodians. On the other hand, there are those priests and scholars who translated the ancient scrolls and knew exactly what they said, but still chose to lie to their congregations and charges out of fear of losing their religious and political influence.
An example of mistranslation can be found in John 4:24 where Rav Yeshua (Jesus) is quoted as saying: “God is a Spirit; and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.” The actual Hebrew is: “Ha-Elohim ruah hu ve-hamishtachavim lo tzerikim le-hishtachavoth be-ruach u-ve-emeth,” and it means: “God is Mind; and they that invoke It must invoke It within the mind and with sincerity.” Why the difference in translations?
Another example of differences in translation can be found in John 10:30 where Rav Yeshua (Jesus) says: “I and my Father are one.” The actual Hebrew is: “Ani ve-avi echad anachnu,” and it means: “Me and the Source, we are the same.” So if our Ravi (i.e. Yeshua ha-Mashiach/Jesus Christ) makes the bold statement that he and the Source (God) are the same, then doesn’t that mean Rav Yeshua was saying he is ‘God’?
Then in John 14:12, Rav Yeshua (Jesus) tells us: “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do…” This was the entire purpose of this great Teacher. He came to teach us, as well as demonstrate to us, how to reconnect with our inherent Divinity. That Universal Consciousness (Mind) that is the Master Builder of the cosmos, is the same Consciousness (Mind) that we have the capacity to embody and manifest just as Rav Yeshua (Jesus) intended.
“The All is Spirit. But what is Spirit?….Spirit is simply a name that men gave to the highest conception of Infinite Living Mind (God)….The Universe, and all it contains, is a mental creation of the All (God). Verily indeed, All is Mind. Hence, the Universe is mental — held in the Mind of the All (God).”
– The Kybalion
This is the Mystery of God referred to in Scripture (1Corinthians 4:1). I know it may be difficult at times for some of us to look in the mirror and see ‘God’ staring back at us. This is because we develop a negative self-image based on all the bullshit we become involved in throughout our lifetime. We need to understand that the dark moments in our lives is not indicative of the Divinity within us.
Everything that transpires in our lives is in direct correlation with the choices we make. This is the Principle of Causation. Although we have the potential of the Infinite Living Mind (God) dwelling within this body, we still fall subject to the very Laws we were responsible for setting in place in our Infiniteness. For this reason, we should be more cognizant of our power of decision. Because it is from those choices that our “worlds” are created.
Just as we are the Artificer of our own Universe (i.e. experiences), we are also our own Adversary. The “devils” we are in perpetual contention with are our own fears, insecurities, and uncertainties. Our lower animalistic nature (Satan) warring against our higher divine nature (God). Whatever aspect of our Being we decide to exhibit at any given moment, we are accountable for all that emerges therefrom.
Given the tense emotional social atmosphere we find ourselves in it may be an arduous task to “perceive” any semblance of Divinity in others, but trust me it’s there. We have to continuously choose to see the ‘God’ in others, even if they themselves are unaware of their own Godliness. It all boils down to the fact that what we do for and to others, we are doing for and to the Creator of the Universe.
To help keep this concept in the forethought of our mind, I recommend committing to memory 1Corinthians 3:16, where Shaul Shaliach (the Apostle Paul) instructs us: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
DONOVAN DAVID CLARK
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