-A Mayoral Interlude-

The Dodge Caravan. Dogs in back—one for each kid, and each adult don’tcha know, his son and daughter dozing while Brad Paisley sings about Me and Jesus having it all figured out. His wife laughing at his side over some silly joke he had made. The darkened highway on the road suddenly appearing out of the darkness of the high way.

                John’s eyes readjust when his wife motions. Coming back from time in the mountains with Rick and Susan, a nice respite from the mayor’s office. Johnny and Kyler had left alone. Zed was a mysterious monastic that had called them together for the BBQ but then wouldn’t say why the reunion of the Great Crime Fighter’s needed to happen over burgers and dogs.

                From the billows of blackness the form moves, a girl, MacCurtis’ eyes refocus again, he knows the form- a girl.

                “Good Night PinBall.”

The night sky is lit blue with flames.

“Fuck!” sweat pours down the mayor’s body, the flannel sheets were to be a comfort at this time, not a trigger. But the dream—night terror proved the trigger.

A reminder the night his family were killed months ago.

He knew the woman, but who was it? Who could light the night sky blue with fire that destroyed his family and left him with new scars? A flame that vanished with the form as quickly as she had appeared.

Vibration from his night stand. A quick swipe and tap to activate speaker mode on the Smart Phone. “Mayor MacCurtis here.”

“Hey boss update, Speare was here.”

“That’s not an update Shades, your father was Captain Obvious, what does that make you Commander Oblivious?” He knows he shouldn’t be snarky, this is a weird time for the city, and something ominous is about to be let loose. Why is the woman haunting his dreams? Rick thought she was a demon from Gerklyn’s dimension, but that did not seem to set well with John’s soul, even after putting his family to rest. There was something all too familiar about her, and the fact that she knew one of his heroic identities.

“Look Mayoral Asshat—Sorry boss, that was uncalled for.”

John’s eyes go to the clock, 2 a.m., he clicks off the television in his bedroom, a Spenser dvd is droning on replay he had fallen asleep watching. “Look Shades, it’s late or early depending on when one’s day starts. So what is Speare up to?”

Speare was a new player, unfamiliar, a supposed private detective who had done some good in the city, how had he gotten caught up in all the Supra dramas? That is what concerned John, these high level games already killed far too many.

“Natan called me, Sax dropped the Prophets and Martyrs on him, he was in the bookshop asking about…”

“Reesa.”

A woman with darkness billowing around her. John’s eyes refocus as he can in the night on the darkened highway. His heightened hearing hear’s the name she whispers—“PinBall.”

                The voice so familiar, from a time when he tried to play Professor Xavier…working with youngsters who were gifted by the Effect.  The blue flame crackles, his wife screams. The name in his mind gets caught in his throat as he attempts to scream for mercy, but the words—“Reesa please God not my family.” Never clear his mouth….

 


Lectio Divina of Tools

Tradition dictates that Poppa Joseph was a carpenter, there is scholarly debate whether this is true, or simply a labourer…what is known is that under Oppression, where his mother was viewed as nothing more than property by Romans, and her own people, Joseph showed progressive love and took in a child that was not his, whether it was truly Divinely conceived, or the by-product of Roman Soldier rape that a vision revealed the blessing this awakened soul would have in his travels in the world is up to your own journey to determine.

But this passage comes after the Christian Canonical story of finding Jesus testing the Holy men in the temple, and their return to Nazareth, and the family workshop. It has Masonic overtones which make sense for the time Levi was writing to resonate with the readers on the truth found in the building blocks, and the universalist outreach intended for this writing, and showing how many different paths had converged in the wisdom of Brother Jesus.

So we are taking this passage as a Divine Reading, a contemplation for your own truth, and if you feel like sharing in the comments what you have learned, feel free.

Get comfortable where you are, breathing deeply in and out, finding peace and centring. Feel the modern world evaporate around you.  Feel the smells, the sounds of a busy Nazareth town come into your life. The dust on your clothes and feet. The smells and textures of the workshop you are in.  You are the Christ Child, learning about the tools.

In this first hearing which tool resonates with you, sit with that for a few moments:

The Aquarian Gospel 20:

After the feast. The homeward journey. The missing Jesus. The search for him. His parents find him in the temple. He goes with them to Nazareth. Symbolic meaning of carpenter’s tools.

1. The great feast of the pasch was ended and the Nazarenes were journeying towards their homes.
2. And they were in Samaria, and Mary said, Where is my son? No one had seen the boy.
3. And Joseph sought among their kindred who were on their way to Galilee; but they had seen him not.
4. Then Joseph, Mary, and a son of Zebedee, returned and sought through all Jerusalem, but they could find him not.
5. And then they went up to the temple courts and asked the guards, Have you seen Jesus, a fair-haired boy, with deep blue eyes, twelve years of age, about these courts?
6. The guards replied, Yes, he is in the temple now disputing with the doctors of the law.
7. And they went in, and found him as the guards had said.
8. And Mary said, Why Jesus, why do you treat your parents thus? Lo, we have sought two days for you. We feared that some great harm had overtaken you.
9. And Jesus said, Do you not know that I must be about my Father’s work?
10. But he went round and pressed the hand of every doctor of the law and said, I trust that we may meet again.
11. And then he went forth with his parents on their way to Nazareth; and when they reached their home he wrought with Joseph as a carpenter.
12. One day as he was bringing forth the tools for work he said,
13. These tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the mind where things were made of thought and where we build up character.
14. We use the square to measure all our lines, to straighten out the crooked places of the way, and make the corners of our conduct square.
15. We use the compass to draw circles round our passions and desires to keep them in the bounds of righteousness.
16. We use the axe to cut away the knotty, useless and ungainly parts and make the character symmetrical.
17. We use the hammer to drive home the truth, and pound it in until it is a part of every part.
18. We use the plane to smooth the rough, uneven surfaces of joint, and block, and board that go to build the temple for the truth.
19. The chisel, line, the plummet and the saw all have their uses in the workshop of the mind.
20. And then this ladder with its trinity of steps, faith, hope and love; on it we climb up to the dome of purity in life.
21. And on the twelve-step ladder we ascend until we reach the pinnacle of that which life is spent to build–the Temple of Perfected Man.

As you prepare to hear the story a second time, the tool that resonates with you, what images/memories/feelings arise within you centered around that tool? Sit with those, experience those, and release them into the Universe as the truth that Love will embrace in the now.

Hear the teaching a second time:

After the feast. The homeward journey. The missing Jesus. The search for him. His parents find him in the temple. He goes with them to Nazareth. Symbolic meaning of carpenter’s tools.

1. The great feast of the pasch was ended and the Nazarenes were journeying towards their homes.
2. And they were in Samaria, and Mary said, Where is my son? No one had seen the boy.
3. And Joseph sought among their kindred who were on their way to Galilee; but they had seen him not.
4. Then Joseph, Mary, and a son of Zebedee, returned and sought through all Jerusalem, but they could find him not.
5. And then they went up to the temple courts and asked the guards, Have you seen Jesus, a fair-haired boy, with deep blue eyes, twelve years of age, about these courts?
6. The guards replied, Yes, he is in the temple now disputing with the doctors of the law.
7. And they went in, and found him as the guards had said.
8. And Mary said, Why Jesus, why do you treat your parents thus? Lo, we have sought two days for you. We feared that some great harm had overtaken you.
9. And Jesus said, Do you not know that I must be about my Father’s work?
10. But he went round and pressed the hand of every doctor of the law and said, I trust that we may meet again.
11. And then he went forth with his parents on their way to Nazareth; and when they reached their home he wrought with Joseph as a carpenter.
12. One day as he was bringing forth the tools for work he said,
13. These tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the mind where things were made of thought and where we build up character.
14. We use the square to measure all our lines, to straighten out the crooked places of the way, and make the corners of our conduct square.
15. We use the compass to draw circles round our passions and desires to keep them in the bounds of righteousness.
16. We use the axe to cut away the knotty, useless and ungainly parts and make the character symmetrical.
17. We use the hammer to drive home the truth, and pound it in until it is a part of every part.
18. We use the plane to smooth the rough, uneven surfaces of joint, and block, and board that go to build the temple for the truth.
19. The chisel, line, the plummet and the saw all have their uses in the workshop of the mind.
20. And then this ladder with its trinity of steps, faith, hope and love; on it we climb up to the dome of purity in life.
21. And on the twelve-step ladder we ascend until we reach the pinnacle of that which life is spent to build–the Temple of Perfected Man.

Finally settle in for a third hearing of this story.  During this time you are in the now, what are you being called to do in the now with the tool that resonates with you? In your journey? Your life? You’re living in life?

Hear the third reading:

After the feast. The homeward journey. The missing Jesus. The search for him. His parents find him in the temple. He goes with them to Nazareth. Symbolic meaning of carpenter’s tools.

1. The great feast of the pasch was ended and the Nazarenes were journeying towards their homes.
2. And they were in Samaria, and Mary said, Where is my son? No one had seen the boy.
3. And Joseph sought among their kindred who were on their way to Galilee; but they had seen him not.
4. Then Joseph, Mary, and a son of Zebedee, returned and sought through all Jerusalem, but they could find him not.
5. And then they went up to the temple courts and asked the guards, Have you seen Jesus, a fair-haired boy, with deep blue eyes, twelve years of age, about these courts?
6. The guards replied, Yes, he is in the temple now disputing with the doctors of the law.
7. And they went in, and found him as the guards had said.
8. And Mary said, Why Jesus, why do you treat your parents thus? Lo, we have sought two days for you. We feared that some great harm had overtaken you.
9. And Jesus said, Do you not know that I must be about my Father’s work?
10. But he went round and pressed the hand of every doctor of the law and said, I trust that we may meet again.
11. And then he went forth with his parents on their way to Nazareth; and when they reached their home he wrought with Joseph as a carpenter.
12. One day as he was bringing forth the tools for work he said,
13. These tools remind me of the ones we handle in the workshop of the mind where things were made of thought and where we build up character.
14. We use the square to measure all our lines, to straighten out the crooked places of the way, and make the corners of our conduct square.
15. We use the compass to draw circles round our passions and desires to keep them in the bounds of righteousness.
16. We use the axe to cut away the knotty, useless and ungainly parts and make the character symmetrical.
17. We use the hammer to drive home the truth, and pound it in until it is a part of every part.
18. We use the plane to smooth the rough, uneven surfaces of joint, and block, and board that go to build the temple for the truth.
19. The chisel, line, the plummet and the saw all have their uses in the workshop of the mind.
20. And then this ladder with its trinity of steps, faith, hope and love; on it we climb up to the dome of purity in life.
21. And on the twelve-step ladder we ascend until we reach the pinnacle of that which life is spent to build–the Temple of Perfected Man.

When you are ready, enter into your breathing practice again. Feel the sounds and smells of the town fade, feel the workshop disappear around you. You are the Christ Child, you are love here and now as your modern room reforms around you.

Do a check in with your body, your fingers, toes, rhythmic breathing into the now.

Welcome back Love,

What are you going to do with your tools today?


Sin and forgiveness. Brutal sacrifice of animal, self-flagellation, a brutal murder of a son by his loving father for redemption…all ancient stories interpreted into the modern age through a very new reading of texts as literal. What is forgotten is allegory, the art of legend for truth, and the context the story was written in. What was forgotten with Levitical laws is a people once enslaved, debased and abused returning to their homeland and needing to discover themselves, heal from trauma, and re-learn how to connect with their inner core, their Golden Cord, one that Brother Jesus illuminated with his greatest commandments in Matthew 22:34-40 (New Living Translation):

34But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. 35One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”

37Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’e 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’f 40The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

What is missed in this core of the ancient law, is what was missed in the recited Shema, and in the Levitical Law and cultic practices of the day—that it comes to the core of the being, the love of self, for in discovering love of yourself that is authentic you have awakened. One who is awakened is resonating at a vibrational level of truly living in awareness of unity within the Holy Mystery and the Holy Mystery within.

John The Baptist, Jesus’ elder cousing by 6 months, he of the hair loin cloth, wild honey and locust eating, an Essenes living in the wilderness, neither shaving (and probably not bathing), calling out the so called religious who are using God’s name in vain, who have placed power and control as the God above Love.  The nest of vipers, revealed by this Harbinger—the one that will lead the way (for those of DC Comic persuasion in the `80’s will remember the Millenium crossover and the Forever People who were leading the call for the evolution of the Meta-Gene…anyway I digress).

For not was much written of this chap outside of his conception, and then the time of Baptizing Jesus, to then his beheading for a child who a Herod lusted after…but what was his back story. The Aquarian Gospel shares some thoughts that may resonate with you on this account, but in the idea of sin and forgiveness, using the language of the early 20th century it rolls out a teaching around Sin/Forgiveness and a challenge to the idea of Murder on the Cross for our Sins (13:11-22):

  1. John was delighted with his visit to Jerusalem. Matheno told him all about the service of the Jews; the meaning of their rites.
    12.John could not understand how sin could be forgiven by killing animals and birds and burning them before the Lord.
    13. Matheno said, The God of heaven and earth does not require sacrifice. This custom with its cruel rites was borrowed from the idol worshippers of other lands.
    14. No sin was ever blotted out by sacrifice of animal, of bird, or man.
    15. Sin is the rushing forth of man into fens of wickedness. If one would get away from sin he must retrace his steps, and find his way out of the fens of wickedness.
    16. Return and purify your hearts by love and righteousness and you shall be forgiven.
    17. This is the burden of the message that the harbinger shall bring to men.
    18. What is forgiveness? John inquired.
    19. Matheno said, It is the paying up of debts. A man who wrongs another man can never be forgiven until he rights the wrong.
    20. The Vedas says that none can right the wrong but him who does the wrong.
    21. John said, If this be true where is the power to forgive except the power that rests in man himself? Can man forgive himself?
    22. Matheno said, The door is wide ajar; you see the way of man’s return to right, and the forgiveness of his sins.

Matheno a wisened elder in Egypt takes the young John under his wing and into the temple for a celebration, where the blood—I mean just imagine the aromas, the death, the burning, the blood, the cries of animals as they know what is to come, the chanting, children and women cast outside not able to bear witness to the horror, but this child does, and asks a deeply profound question: why does God want blood?

Think of that, for it is a question I have always had throughout my journey when I am told that it is death on the cross, shed blood that gave me access to God….

            Why does God want blood?

Or if we take the source of all—

Why does Love demand Death?

Why does Love demand Violence?

Why does Love demand BLOOD?

And John takes the journey, for without blood, and force sacrifice then a group cannot control and exert authority, for if love is all, and it resides in all, through all and with all…then…if love is all there is…

Sin, forgiveness, cannot stand…love wins…

And the blood, death, violence…is not of Love…it is false…it is designed to break the Golden Cord…

So step out, tune in, awaken…and Love will lead. Love will heal.

So are you willing to let Love reign in you, through you and with you?

 

 

 

 


Unity. Oneness. Interconnected. All things in the Holy Mystery, the Holy Mystery in all. There are many ways to reflect the core truth of existence.  But these few passages sum it up quite good from the Aquarian Gospel 9:15-17:

  1. Before the worlds were formed all things were One; just Spirit, Universal Breath. 16.And Spirit breathed, and that which was not manifest became the Fire and Thought of Heaven, the Father-God, the Mother-God. 17. And when the Fire and Thought of heaven in union breathed, their son, their only son, was born. This son is Love whom men have called the Christ.

(For more on this common thread read Aquarian Gospel 10-12)

Quite simple, the thread that connects all is L-O-V-E- full stop, no additions, or buts. Another term (man what a thesaurus event) is Christ. Firstly many believe The Christ refers to Jesus the Christ or Jesus Christ, because was Christ not Mary & Joseph’s son’s last name? No, technically it was Jesus Bar Josephson (Jesus Son of Joseph) or in Mediterranean, Jesus of Nazareth.

Christ was his state of being, an awakened state. The Fillmore’s write about this in their 12 Powers of Man, where each disciple in the Gospel Journey tie into energetic powers within (ala Chakras if you will) that by unlocking and learning to live out of these powers you awaken the Christ within yourself.

In Franciscan formation, it is the idea St. Francis of Assisi laid out, that you learn to live without thinking (essentially make part of your very being) the Gospel lesson, before moving onto the next one. Forming the Christ within intentionally to know life in Love.

The Christ within, or as Rev. Matthew Fox as the Cosmic Christ, that awakened being—or if you prefer an Eastern flavour —Buddha. Ah those common threads again, connected in the eternal holy breathed existence that is all love.

This is the core, this is what any religious-spiritual path should lead a traveller to…a state of oneness, embrace, acceptance and love.

So…what road are you currently journeying towards Cosmic Oneness with the Holy Mystery?

 


Jung calls it the Shadow. Ancient Judaism referred to it as Lucifer or Satan. Ancient Christianity spoke of Satan. Some Indigenous faiths have the parable of the two wolves fighting within and whichever one you feed is the one that survives. Norse Mythology one can look at the stories of Thor and Loki as an allegory for the human soul.

This is the higher/lower self that is spoken of within the Aquarian Gospel:

  1. The higher self is human spirit clothed with soul, made in the form of God. 7.The lower self, the carnal self, the body of desires, is a reflection of the higher self, distorted by the murky ethers of the flesh. 8. The lower self is an illusion, and will pass away; the higher self is God in man, and will not pass away. 9. The higher self is the embodiment of truth reversed, and so is falsehood manifest. 10. The higher self is justice, mercy, love and right; the lower self is what the higher self is not. 11. The lower self breeds hatred, slander, lewdness, murders, theft, and everything that harms; the higher self is mother of the virtues and the harmonies of life. 12. The lower self is rich in promises, but poor in blessedness and peace; it offers pleasure, joy and satisfying gains; but gives unrest and misery and death.

The Aquarian Gospel 8:6-12

The ancient legend of Job speaks to whom Satan is, a tester within, one that refines our spirit and our connection to the Divinity. It is not about an external force exerting pressure upon us, it is the yin-yang within, the Divine Self-Shadow Self wrestling, what is a true Islamic Jihad of the Holy and Satan within the self, or in Tibetan Buddhism talk of inner demons.

This is what is being revealed here, is it a life being created to live in and seeking blessing through experiences or is it a life that we simply succumb to the darkness and exist there, not allowing growth, not allowing the enlightening/awakening of our energy selves, the Chakras, so that we can truly open our crown into true unity with the Divinity.

Now reading this it can appear that the false dichotomy of Spirit good, flesh bad, is being preached. The old Aurelius arguments. But this is not so. I direct one to read the work of Rev. Matthew Fox Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh for a better understanding. This is language of the time, and in context that a hearer would understand for the giving in is akin to addiction to anything seizing your life, and letting the Shadow-Sludge overcome your Chakra-Light Self so that you are no longer aware to your connection with everything, and through everything because of the Holy Mystery.

This is what this teaching is speaking to, when we are no longer living in blessing and abundance, but have chosen to allow created things to control us and are not aware this is true and taking steps to break the bondage of slavery. Much like the earlier stories of Herod, and the flashes it would give to the Exodus. The idea of throwing off the Oppressor of the Self, the lower self as noted above.

What is the Lower Self controlling you? Holding you back? Or slipping you up?

What is one thing you are going to do today to begin breaking the chain of bondage of the Lower Self?


There is little written in the so-called Canonical gospels of John the Baptist’s (in the Aquarian, the Harbinger) parents. A few passages in the Gospel of Luke speaking of an elderly barren couple, even though Zacharias is part of the temple guild, and as such enters the Holy of Holies.

There is much revealed if you will on how the early years went down, The Magian Kings warning, the flight into Egypt of the Marian family (for a good exploration of thoughts on this I refer you to Anne Rice’s Christ Our Lord Out of Egypt).  But this work in a few scant verses shows the madness of Herod in wanting to hold onto his political power grip, for Herod rules at the grace of his Roman Oppressors (owners may be more appropriate) and his family has a long history of playing all sides of a conflict to continue to hold onto temporal power.

The birth chapters within the Aquarian Gospel truly reveal the battle for temporal versus universal power, and holistic wholeness. It begins to show how Karma shapes your own life, and that eventually actions through the Law of Cause and Effect will catch up.

  1. And other guards were sent to Zacharias, father of the harbinger, while he was serving in the Holy Place, to say, The King demands that you shall tell where is your son.
    12.But Zacharias did not know, and he replied, I am a minister of God, a servant in the Holy Place; how could I know where they have taken him?
    13. And when the guards returned and told the King what Zacharias said, he was enraged and said,
    14. My guards, go back and tell that wily priest that he is in my hands; that if he does not tell the truth, does not reveal the hiding place of John, his son, then he shall die.
    15. The guards went back and told the priest just what the king had said.
    16. And Zacharias said, I can but give my life for truth; and if the king does shed my blood the Lord will save my soul.
    17. The guards again returned and told the king what Zacharias said.
    18. Now, Zacharias stood before the alter in the Holy Place engaged in prayer.
    19. A guard approached and with a dagger thrust him through; he fell and died before the curtain of the sanctuary of the Lord.
    20. And when the hour of salutation came, for Zacharias daily blessed the priests, he did not come.
    21. And after waiting long the priests went to the Holy Place and found the body of the dead.
    22. And there was grief, deep grief, in all the land.
    23. Now Herod sat upon his throne; he did not seem to move; his courtiers came; the king was dead. His sons reigned in his stead.

Aquarian Gospel 6:11-23

Think about it, Herod was so scared of losing his false power, that he led a genocide of male children. That for the hearer of this legend should flash back to the story of Moses, and breaking of bondage slavery in Egypt through the actions of Pharaoh.

This is the madness that consumed and drove Herod, do we witness this in ourselves? Others? Our world? What can we do to heal it?

It leads to a shattering of declared religious belief to wield power, think of the world today, the Religious Right, ISIS, the list goes on and on of terror agents, fundamentalists that attach to a religion to exert control, but truly are not within the golden cord of love, rather like Herod are penning the story of their own demise through their own actions.

For Herod’s assasins break the Holy Law of Love, and Zacharias is murdered. Now remember for the closest modern example I can relate, is the assassination of Blessed Oscar Romero in Latin America when he was killed while blessing the Host at Mass.

In the Holy of Holies their was such control theory instead of Love Spirit in place, that there was fear of the priest dropping dead, and anyone retrieving the body dying for not being worthy. So basically a rope was tied around the priest to be able to pull the body out if this happened, and this relates to Levitical and Deuteronomical dress of the priests with bells, etc on their robes so you could tell if this happened.

The assassin broke the religious control, Herod placed himself as more powerful than the all love that everything exists in and that exists in everything (Panentheism via Rev. Matthew Fox’s Creation Spirituality if you will). So already the drive for power and control over others shows as it has through history, that religion is not the cause, but the guise these actors choose.

But Herod does not escape the murder (sin if you want, karma more appropriate)…for the stress, hate, fear and anxiety of this chase of a babe born in a cave…his body gives out, and his son takes over the thrown. Think about that, such atrocities to hold power, and then in the end, cause and effect on his system he loses his power.

Where is the drive for control consuming out divinity and driving an early transition from this human experience?

How can we move from a Herod existence?

What will you change to release your Herod?


This is the first of a series of reflections coming from a book study that we are involved in with the Universal Church of the Master Alberta. It is an exploration of the 1908 metaphysical text The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ

 

  1. That naught can make them one but Love; that God so loved the world that he has clothed his son in flesh that man may comprehend.
    21.The only Saviour of the world is love, and Jesus, son of Mary, comes to manifest that love to men.

                                                -Aquarian Gospel 7:20-21

There is a golden cord that resonates throughout this Gospel, that ties through the sacred texts of eternity, and for long time readers of this site will recognize the word as a basis for my faith: L-O-V-E.

Please ignore the term “men” or “man” it is not about only one gender being saved or mattering, it is the terminology of 1908, and we cannot let that hold us up for these terms were used universally for all humanity (and this is a universal teaching).

It is true in each cycle of life on this planet there is a prophet/apostle/teacher that emerges to lead the way back to the one true source of life, that being love. Think of the ancient mystics, the shamans, the medicine people, clerics, heroes of lore, and current spiritual masters… which ones can you name and why?

Mother Teresa. Clare & Francis of Assisi. Dalai Lama. Martin Luther King Jr. Louis Riel. Desmond Tutu. To name but a few.

This was laying out that within this cycle of teachers came Jesus and his Mum. I say Mary, as mentioned in earlier e-books and talks, Mary since her ascension, has had many appearances that shatter ideological and divisive ways of the name Jesus, to point people back to the true source of Love. This cumulative work that shows a take on the life of Jesus—a story, allegory, metaphor, that ties everything together in love points us to what the Gospels were saying in the New Testament and Gnostics, not to mention other texts. Strip away the cultural laws, to the core message and that is the core message that works, not necessarily the literal black and white words on the page.

So with this golden cord, what are you choosing today?

What is love lived in you going to look like?