Turn within to the eternal life-giving spirit. Pay attention to what bubbles up in your deep feelings. Look and see what you are shown there. A new world will open up if we will speak from these deep feelings to each other. They don’t have to be profound, spiritual or sophisticated words, they only need to be your words.
The salvation of this world is not going to come as a slight alteration or improvement of what we are already doing. This is why Jesus emphasized “repentance,” which has nothing to do with feeling regret or grief over one’s sinful behavior, but means to move to a higher dimension for understanding and living. Jesus said, “I am in this world but not of this world.” This is also true of you. That other world is within us. Find that world. Listen to that world. Follow that world. Express that world. It’s a very different world than this one, and it will open up a whole new reality if we will trust it.
It’s unfortunate that religion made Jesus an uninteresting and irrelevant figure to many people. Contrary to popular belief, Jesus was not a religious person or founder of Christendom. In my view, Jesus is the most misunderstood person because of what religion did to him, and because people try to understand him through religion.
This morning I checked the news headlines on my phone app. and was reminded of the turmoil of this world. The whole mental/religious construct that God is up above, in control, and overseeing the affairs of our world does not match the reality of the situation. In some ways we have never progressed past the most primitive notions of Sky-God. Jesus cast aside this view by emphatically teaching that he and God were one, and that all of us share in that same spiritual reality and dimension. God is not a mythological-type superhero riding the sky, but an eternal life-giving spirit that flows within us. Nothing in this world is going to change until we stop looking into the sky for answers and start looking inside ourselves.