The trap of language

  • Holger 

 

“His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him–though he is not far from any one of us.

28‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’

29Therefore, being offspring of God, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by man’s skill and imagination.…

Acts 17:28

The trap of language

Language implies duality: subject-object, me-you, me-Jesus, me-God.

“This world” is how we experience God’s perfect creation through the lense of duality; the lense of me; me-there misery.

Born again

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”
John 3:3

The whole “thing” (Bible) is about YOU!
But it is like baby food, to not scare YOU away.
It talks about nations and kingdoms, about enemies, until you are prepared to not run away from the paper tigers you believe to be real.

Be creative with language, go beyond the surface: “born again”…

How would you recognize yourself, being “born again”?
As a person we identify ourselves through mental activity: memory, assumptions and expectations.

But at the core you know yourself effortlessly as I AM, I exist; before Mr. Mind comes in and tries to explain reality to you.

Another meaning of “born again” is to know your origin, your unchanging identity: I AM.

Born again also implies that there is something that has to die — or say it milder: has to drop away.

What drops away are the ideas of the one we believe ourselves to be; the flesh, the concepts of old drop away, and make room for the spirit — the experience of here and now, without the old commentator in the head.

One

“I and the/your Father are one.”
John 10:30

“Truly I say to you that with difficulty a rich man will enter into the kingdom of the heavens.”
Matthew 19:23

It takes a certain mental diet to lose the weight, stubbornness and richness of our own old person.

We need to relax mentally, to be effortlessly present and aware, here and now.

feel your way
…toward him.

God is Love.”

How intimate is Love?

“Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him!”

Thinking is a preparatory part of the whole cha bang: to not get distracted, to not be scared, to not run away — judging by appearances.

in him

… in Him we live and move and have our being.

Now we are back, trying to bypass the limitations of language:

“Him” is not “another”, it is Awareness, Consciousness, Spirit.

Jesus in the Bible is the personification of your true nature: Being Aware.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:5

I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matthew 5:17

gold, silver or stone

We are so preoccupied and attached to our own “…image formed by man’s skill and imagination” that it takes us so many years to see what the Bible is telling us about our true and eternal nature as one with the Father.

It seems we cannot help to willfully cling onto our old person, until there is more quiet confidence to see that “this world” was our own interpretation of God’s perfect creation.

Without prayer/mediation our own habitual “ya but” will not yield to the experience of love, here and now.

It is a good news: pretend some openness; being tight causes birth-pains.

Do not fear, little flock, for your Father took delight to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32

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