Bible Here & Now
The intimate challenge of the living word, the good news:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 1
This project is dedicated to my wife, to my life.
I’d love to keep my point as simple as possible, which is a challenge.
What I share here on ShortAndSweet.us is incomplete and sounds maybe foolish at first.
I am not primarily interested in right or wrong, it is not about more believes or philosophy.
It is definitely not about “thou shalt not!”
It is not about blame, shame or guilt, but love and the removal of suffering.
My invitation is to be open and to look together;
to be brave, to gently and lovingly shine the light of clear seeing into the dark corners of our person. 2
Truth is not about popularity; even if the whole world — or your own wife — might doubt you.
For me this project is about Love, 3 about learning to use mind and speech in an enjoyable and respectful way. // Comments are disabled on this website, but I look forward hearing from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the Lord to be found outside, elsewhere, or is at a Presence I can abide in, be aware of — always here and now?
“Mary has chosen the good portion, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Not regurgitated thoughts, but a powerful connection with Source.
…of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
“I am the LORD, and there is no other. I form light and create darkness; I bring prosperity and create calamity. I, the LORD, do all these things.”
Paradoxically fulfillment is not a gaining, but the letting go of what veils our true Nature.
Before any mental activity pulls your attention away, into subject-object, into thinking, into “this world”.
“This world” is how we experience God through the lense of duality; the lense of me; me-there misery.
We are just so full of second-hand knowledge which we never really examined… “experience must be the ultimate test”… and it is effortless, like a little child; but it takes courage to say, feel and allow “I don’t know”… “speak Lord…”
This is profound
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The Bible is a spiritual message for you; don’t get lost in “other”, it is all about you.
But we are not willing to repent, to surrender, to settle down; we are too much invested in listening to our fleshly brain.
Wow! what an amazingly deep message the Bible is when you realize that it is a spiritual message, written as a concession to the ignorant mind.
“…And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds…”
Blah blah? … in the spirit of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
The Bible is a spiritual message, re-introducing us to God, the cause of the phenomena of life.
We are resting on the lap of God, but dream and suffer “this world” into existence. There is only one creation, one Earth, here and now!
Scripture is eternally true; if it were about an evolutionary development in “this world” then at one point the Bible would be obsolete and outdated.
It is fascinating that we can read something for years, and not even notice that we don’t understand.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go to escape Your Spirit?
How do you transition from entertaining thoughts about God to being in the Presence of God?
One day — why not now — you will see how all this seeming nonsense in the Bible makes total sense, in a new, fresh, alive and practical way.
Don’t fall asleep, in trying to apply the Bible to your here and now! Don’t fall into the trap of waiting! Your life depends on discerning what is true and what is just a fairytale in your own thinking.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
Then what is seemingly distracting me, right now, to be in the Presence of Love?
I will be found by you declares the LORD, I am with you always.
The whole Bible is relevant for you, but we don’t allow to see it.
The “enemy” is not out “there” but in our own resentment to really examine our own intimate mental and emotional house.
Wisdom grows in the cracks between our thoughts. If there is no inner-space, If we are always eager to fit…
Letters to Tessa, to Life Dear Tessa, my daughter in “this world”… It is so precious to have you around. Your mother doesn’t seem to believe me anymore, but when I met her the first time, some 9 years ago, I experienced Love, I was immediately hooked. It was in Mid-Valley at the Massage… Read More »Letters to Tessa
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. Prince of Peace…
Wow! Wow! Wow! … Better than sex and all the money in the world!
Wicked or Righteous… … just a twist in Consciousness? “The way is straight and narrow”… The Bible is a spiritual message, leading us from ignorance to clear seeing; it is easy to get distracted, to get lost in our effort of understanding and applying the Essence. “The things of God are… Read More »Wicked or Righteous?
Part 1 Unto us a child is born a King is given… First of all: relax, be open, breath, feel your hands, feel your feet; all is well, warm and alive. No need for strive or eagerness, you are safe, here and now. For this moment, right now, be like a little… Read More »The Good News
I AM, the Lord, your God I AM, The Lord, Your God. Numbers 15:41 If we approach this pointing, this guidance with our thinking mind then you are in “this world”, you look with fleshly eyes. The Bible is a mystery, but “my kingdom” is more real than what you can believe… Read More »I AM, the Lord, your God
Not by the sweat of your brow, but by your bravery to challenge your own beliefs and assumptions; don’t be intimidated by fears and doubts or what other people tell you.
I just allow myself — living in the land of the brave and free — to expose my own ignorance, by challenging myself to put into words what is maybe only reserved for grown ups?
If you believe common sense and bind yourself to time and space then you look at the Bible with fleshly eyes.
Father, Holy Spirit, Jesus… The Bible is not a fantasy world, it is not intended to be used as a pain-killer to escape our own ignorance. It is not rocket-science, but you need to take it to heart and go beyond the thinking habits of your own mind. Our own mind… Read More »…the flow of life.
Bible & modern technology… What a treasure the Bible can be when we relate it to our here and now; when it becomes alive and relevant in this moment.
When you walk,
your steps will not be impeded;
when you run, you will not stumble.
Scripture points to the ever-present reality of our own Being, beyond the person we assume in “this world”.
When we hear the words God, Christ, Jesus… and think about “another” then we should question our own concepts.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you…
A conceptual understanding is helpful to get started, to quiet the seeming storms.
Don’t kill the messenger with your judgments, your resentment, but listen to the message…
“Whether you say ‘God is everywhere’ or ‘everything is one energy’ – it is the same reality, expressed in different ways.”
No matter what the fashion or mood of our time, the Truth is not in a “book”, but the discovery of our true nature as the child of God/Life/Love.
This project is dedicated to my wife, to my life, beyond conditioning and resistance.
Please relax, don’t get crunchy in your head; relax without being lazy.
I have overcome… it is already so.
“This world”… our own state of ignorance.
Read it again, feel it, allow it, take heart!↩
Love ~ The recognition that we all share the same root, being, source. You cannot explain it, but you know it. God IS Love. ↩