Take a minute and think about the question. Thank you.
In a family is there any reason to keep secrets from each other? Now we must ask ourselves if the human race is a family or not. If it does not make sense for a traditional family of mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, sisters, brothers, cousins to keep secrets, why does it make sense at the largest scale?
Think about the good consequences which would result. People all around the Earth would begin to trust each other more. Communications between people would be honest more and more often. No person can argue that this would not be a good development.
With increased honest interactions between people the levels of good feelings of brotherhood and unity and oneness would rise. There would be no more whistleblowers but truth tellers. There would be no more leaks but the sharing of truths.
Think of all the increased time available to people where there was no longer the need to spend mental energy to decide if others were being secretive or not. How much more at ease people would be with each other. Dis-ease would begin to decrease while joy experienced by people all around the world would increase.
One gets the feeling these days that all which has been secret is in the process of being revealed.. Secrecy can only be seen as lying by omission. So we should be thankful that people around the world are communicating and those secrets are becoming known. Consequent decisions that are made will take into account revealed facts. This means there will be wiser decisions.
Either we believe that humanity is a family or we don’t. Those who still see the others as “other” will want to maintain secrets because life is about “us” versus “them”. This we have come to know as duality. Those who believe that the human race is a family of brothers and sisters everywhere no longer want any secrets. This is oneness.
How do you feel about the keeping of secrets on this Earth?
We will share with you here some passages from the Gnostic “Gospel of Thomas” writings found in Nag Hammadi, Egypt around 1945. After the excerpts from the “Gospel of Thomas”, we will share writings from the “Secret Book of John”. The Gnostic texts found were not included in the Bible that most of us are familiar with. There are certain passages which may give you further insights into the spiritual world of Jesus that you were previously unaware of. We hope the passages give you comfort and strength. As some theories of life hold that all is spirit/energy we have included this spiritual information here for you. We hope that the writings add greatly to your spiritual knowledge and awareness.
The text is in italics. My attempts at interpretation are not.
Here then are some passages from “The Gospel of Thomas”.
“And he who shall find the interpretation of the words shall not taste death.”
It is overwhelming to come upon spiritual truth. The attempt to explain what the words mean is something that first hits one with a sense of taking on an assignment that is better suited to someone far, far above one’s pay grade. This writing is of that class of writings called sacred and holy. Perhaps death could be interpreted as ignorance of the eternal nature of our essence, our soul. The words are communicating the truth of our reality.
“And he who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he will be troubled, and if he is troubled, he will be amazed, and he will reign over the all.”
Perhaps this passage says that those who focus intently eventually come to an awareness of the realities on this Earth. At that point the man or woman feels compassion for all living things; the man or woman understands that the Creator, God is present in all things. They then feel the pain of all those who suffer. This is amazing; it is the greatest of surprises. The man or woman feels a responsibility to end all of the suffering of sentient beings.
“If those who lead you say unto you: behold, the kingdom is in Heaven, then the birds of Heaven will be before you. If they say unto you: it is in the sea, then the fish will be before you. But the kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you. When you know yourselves, then shall you be known, and you shall know you are the sons of the living father. But if ye do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty, and you are poverty.”
Perhaps this passage is saying that we are to look within for answers to any spiritual questions we may have. The kingdom of God is everywhere we look. It resides in our bodies, in all humans, all animals, all plant life, the waters, the air, the rocks. Once we are aware that everyone, everything is created of spirit then we receive the true abundance. Understanding that the kingdom is within us, and in everyone, ends our poverty and begins life with more joy, love and good feelings.
His disciples asked him, and said unto him: “Wilt thou that we fast? And how shall we pray? Shall we give alms? And what rules shall we observe in eating?” Jesus said: “Do not lie; and that which you hate, do not do. For all things are revealed before Heaven. For there is nothing hidden which will not be manifest, and there is nothing covered which shall remain without being uncovered.”
The accounts of those who have experienced what has been named the near death experience (NDE) may help us. Many describe the “life review” where they watch a movie of their just lived incarnation. This is an experience where every event of the man or woman’s life is shown no matter how insignificant. One of the more well-known persons who has shared his experience is Dannion Brinkley. His description of the “panoramic life review” as he terms it, is fascinating. The fascinating aspect is that he felt the feelings of the person he was interacting with.
When he was a bully in school he felt the pain of boy he punched. He felt the hurt of those he spoke harshly to. He felt the suffering he inflicted while in Vietnam.
He felt the joy and love of others when he expressed that love. He felt the joy and love created through the line of people who became a part of the ripple he began. Dannion Brinkley’s story is well worth finding. His book “Saved By the Light” is tremendous.
Every soul will witness their life review. This is where all things are revealed before Heaven. Nothing, absolutely nothing, will be hidden. The idea of the life review process simply leaves us speechless.
His disciples said: “Teach us concerning the place where thou art, for it’s necessary for us to seek after it.” He said to them: “He that hath ears, let him hear. There is a light within a man of light, and it gives light to the whole world. If it does not give light, there is darkness.”
This light is unconditional love and this light is what needs to increase to end the darkness on this Earth.
“Love thy brother as thy soul; guard him as the pupil of thine eye.”
When all people, everywhere on Earth, understand the connection, the relation we have with each other, the world we envision where love is the purpose of existence, becomes reality.
“The mote which is in thy brother’s eye, thou seest; but the beam which is in thine eye, thou seest not. When thou dost cast out the beam from thine own eye, then wilt thou see to cast out the mote from thy brother’s eye.”
These words point to the futile nature of judgment. Perhaps in past lives we were responsible for the murder of many people through war. Perhaps we have done some things in this life which were not kind and we hurt other people. Instead of offering sincere apology we go on to criticize others for their errors. The judging others can be seen as the lack of awareness of the light that is present in the sinner we are criticizing.
“No prophet is acceptable in his village; a physician does not heal those who know him.”
Perhaps the village is the Earth. Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad and the spiritual masters who came here were often shunned, ridiculed and, in the extreme, killed for their efforts to heal.Those souls came to bring light to those who suffer in the darkness.
“A city that is built on a high mountain and fortified cannot fall, nor can it be hidden.”
This passage may point to the building of our inner city which uses love, compassion, peace and brotherhood as the building materials. Those we interact with cannot help but know that this city is literally in us as our actions, words and thoughts reveal it.
“What thou shalt hear in thine ear, proclaim to the other ear on your rooftops. For no man lights a lamp and sets it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place; but he sets it upon the lampstand, that all who come in and come out may see its light.”
When men and women come to love they share it with everyone and everything. If you have come to feel and know the power of love it is good to share this as much as possible.
“If a blind man lead a blind man, both fall into a pit.”
We were blind. Now we see. To reduce or end the instances of people falling into pits, shining our lights of love is the way. Shining that light, and sharing it with the ones who cannot see, brings the healing of spiritual blindness. This healing then ripples and joins with others, and then more people…
“The pharisees and the scribes have received the keys of the kingdom; they have hidden them. They did not go in, and those who wanted to go in they did not allow. But you be ye wise as serpents and innocent as doves.”
This is a very sticky passage to comprehend. Could it be the pharisees and scribes hid away the keys of the kingdom in the form of sacred writings? Or was it the keys in the form of the wisdom of finding the kingdom of God inside us as opposed to only being able to meet this wisdom from outside of us, or externally? Probably the latter.
“A vine was planted apart from the father, and since it is not established it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed.”
Perhaps we need to move closer to the Creator.
“They do not gather grapes from thorns, nor pluck figs from camel-thistles; they do not yield fruit. A righteous man brings forth a righteous thing from his treasure; a bad man brings forth evil things; for out of the abundance of his heart he brings forth evil things.”
There are times we read these types of writings and we are astonished at their both simple and profound nature.
“If two makes peace with one another in this house, they shall say to the mountain: be moved, and it shall be moved.”
This passage points to the multiplying effect, the great increase in spiritual power, that takes place when people understand each other fully.
“Blessed are the solitary and the elect, for you shall find the kingdom; for you come forth thence, and shall go there again.”
Do we come from the Heavenly realm to here on Earth, evolve spiritually with the help of meditation or quiet time in prayer or contemplation, and then return to the kingdom of God?
“If they say to you: whence have you come? Tell them: we have come from the light, the place where the light came into being through itself alone. It stood and it revealed itself in their image. If they say to you: who are you? Say: we are his sons, and we are the elect of the living father. If they ask you: what is the sign of the father in you?, tell them: it is a movement and a rest.”
It would be very interesting to learn how you feel. What do you think about these passages from The Gospel of Thomas?
The internet has played, and will continue to play, an essential role in the sharing of important information by everyone on the planet. Do not allow any regulations proposed by governments to restrict in any way this tool called the internet. Consider why anyone would want to restrict the communicating of ideas. Ideas are exactly what the human race needs at this time to come together and solve our problems. Do not take anything for granted. Do not be scared; fear will do no good at this time. Nothing but a change in consciousness is needed now.
When Jesus said, “What you do to the least among these, you do to me” he was speaking truth. See all the suffering brothers and sisters on the planet now. Grasp the real world situation and take strong, positive action to make the world situation better for all of our brothers and sisters everywhere.
A historical perspective is added through reading the words of New York City Mayor John F. Hylan (1868-1936). John Hylan was Mayor of New York from 1918-1925 and he said in 1922:
“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self-created system. At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie (n. an intimate and often exclusive group of persons with a unifying or common interest or purpose) of powerful international bankers virtually runs the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business. These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil control the majority of newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of public office officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government.”
What has really changed since the days of John Hylan? Fortunately the means of communication, namely the internet, have allowed for a larger dissemination of truth.
It is finally time for humanity to break the chains of the debt-money systems. Something is very wrong when we have all the abundance the Creator and Mother Earth has given us yet we have immense human suffering. When two friends have a few beers they describe what occurred as “we solved all the world’s problems.” Well the time has arrived where we as humanity will solve all the world’s problems. The joint strengths, talents, ingenuity and efforts of the human race are more powerful than all the problems we face. The main ingredient of our success here on Earth is love. With love as the most important consideration when any action needed, the future becomes unlimited.
Texas Congressman Wright Patman (1893-1976) sat on the house committee on banking and currency for 40 years, chairing the committee from 1965-75. In 1941 he said:
“When our federal government, that has the exclusive power to create money, creates that money and then goes into the open market and borrows it and pays interest for the use of its own money, it occurs to me that is going too far. I have never yet had anyone who could, through the use of logic and reason, justify the federal government borrowing the use of its own money… The constitution of the United States does not give the banks the power to create money. The constitution says that Congress shall have the power to create money, but now, under our system, we will sell bonds to commercial banks and obtain credit from those banks. I believe the time will come when people will demand that this be changed. I believe the time will come in this country when they will actually blame you and me and everyone else connected with this Congress for sitting idly by and permitting such an idiotic system to continue. I make that statement after years of study.”
“In fact, without any exaggeration, the current mechanism of money creation through credit is certainly the ‘cancer’ that’s irretrievably eroding market economies of private property. In essence, the present creation of money, out of nothing by the banking system, is similar – I do not hesitate to say it in order to make people clearly realize what is at stake here – to the creation of money by counterfeiters, so rightly condemned by law.”
Needed is the end of fractional reserve banking and the beginning of 100% reserve requirements of lenders, along with the end of private central bank monetary control.
1976 Nobel Prize winner for economics Milton Friedman (1912-2006) had something to say about monetary policy:
“The stock of money, prices and output was decidedly more unstable after the establishment of the (Federal) Reserve system than before. The most dramatic period of instability in output was, of course, the period between the two wars, which include the severe (monetary) contractions of 1920-21, 1929-33 and 1937-38. No other 20 year period in American history contains as many as three such severe contractions. The evidence persuades me that at least a third of the price rise during and just after world war one is attributable to the establishment of the Federal Reserve system… And that the severity of each of the major contractions is directly attributable to acts of commission by the Reserve authorities. Any system which gives so much power and so much discretion to a few men, (so) that mistakes-excusable or not-can have such far-reaching effects, is a bad system…”
“… It is a bad system to believers in freedom just because it gives a few men such power without any effective check by the body politic-this is the key political argument against an independent central bank. To paraphrase Clemenceau, money is much too serious a matter to be left to the central bankers.”
Friedman also thought the great depression came about because of the actions of the Federal Reserve. Friedman said:
“The Federal Reserve definitely caused the great depression by contracting the amount of money in circulation by one-third from 1929-33.”
Two thirds of the planet is in debt. Countries that are in debt must seek investment to increase exports for debt repayment. John Perkins, mentioned elsewhere in these writings, was an economic hit man who enticed world leaders whose countries contained valuable resources coveted by transnational corporations to accept large loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund for infrastructure projects. This was a form of debt trap for the people of those countries.
Those who stood up for their nation’s independence and ownership of their natural resources many times became victims of assassination or overthrow by coups. This information needs to be understood by people to put an end to the practice and hold those responsible accountable for their crimes.
The leaders who took the loans and the financial elites of the country would get fabulously wealthy while the less fortunate must accept austerity measures to pay back the World Bank and IMF loans. This debt trap scenario practiced by international banks has been going on for too long. The people of each particular country see the plunder of their country’s wealth and suffering lower standards of living in the process. The people of these countries do not want transnational corporations in their land. They, just as all human beings, simply want to live a happy, healthy life. Think about why almost every country on Earth is in debt. It is this historical, wicked, economic game which is coming to an end.
As the economic crises has engulfed almost the entire world there are more calls for a worldwide strategy to bring solutions. How about a worldwide cable television station for the sharing of all the diverse economic opinions and options available for the human race to watch? Think outside the box. Why could not a project similar to this become a reality?
At this point you will find channels on popular systems like “the knitting channel” or hundreds of music channels. Perhaps a few of the redundant channels could be replaced by information channels dealing with the most important issues facing humanity. What is wrong with the people of the planet knowing what is occurring that effects their lives? We are simply making the point here that those who own the major media in the world have a vested interest in not allowing real information getting to the populace.
We have in these writings given you some information that is uncomfortable as it deals with somewhat unpleasant, difficult issues. Keep in mind that all you need is to stay honest with yourself and others while rejecting anything having to do with greed and hate. We hope that you keep love for others, your families and yourself as the guide when going forward with your life.
When more and more people allow love to rule over every thought then we the people of Earth will be well on our way to establishing a fair, just world for all people.
President Franklin Roosevelt on the monetary fight:
“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the larger centers has owned the government ever since the days of Andrew Jackson-and I am not excepting the administration of Woodrow Wilson. The country is going through a repetition of Jackson’s fight with the bank of the United States – only on a far bigger and broader basis.”
Once again thank God for the internet. Do not allow for any restrictions on this extraordinary means of communication for humanity.
We come across such information and we wonder how and why this situation came about. Our personal philosophies change. The inevitable confusion sets in about the set of beliefs we have adopted to as we go through time. What are we doing with our lifetimes and why are we choosing what we choose? Are we hypnotically accepting society’s ideals of what success and happiness are or are we exploring fully all the different ways that men and women throughout history have attempted to explain the human condition? Or do we attempt to create original thought as a new way?
Since President Andrew Jackson gave his farewell address in 1837 the American people and humanity have been robbed through the Federal Reserve/private control of money. If the private banks suffer financial losses, the taxpayer pays for the bailouts. The taxpayers absorb those losses. The private banks, when they realize profits, keep those profits.
The American people along with the people of the world must demand that the control of money be taken from private hands and placed in the hands of governments and the people.
Time and again world history has shown that private control of monetary systems leads to plutocracy or government by the wealthy.
The world’s nations must all become the controllers of their currencies. This would end all the corruption, fraud and abuse practiced throughout history by private financial corporations. All the complex financial products, often used for fraudulent purposes, shall be examined, kept if a benefit for humanity, or banned if no benefits will be realized for the people.
Palestinians are at the heart of the conflict in the M.E Palestinians uprooted by force of arms.. Yet faced immense difficulties have survived, kept alive their history and culture, passed keys of family homes in occupied Palestine from one generation to the next.
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