July 28th 2020
Dog Poet Transmitting.......
Greetings, my dear friends! I will write today concerning "The First Church of the Presence of God." I suspect that some of the readers might be somewhat misinformed about my intentions for this church and I thought I would clear that up. I have no real desire to create any form of an external church in the traditional understanding of such a thing. My feeling is that we are each of us, ALREADY, that church. Our bodies serve as the external building in which any worship would take place. In fact, the body has already been named in that regard as the Adytum. This has, generally, been defined as, 'the innermost sanctuary of an ancient Greek temple." It is actually the sanctuary of one's own being.
The Adytum is, supposedly, a secret and sacred location that is not accessible to the laity. This means it would be a place where the (hopefully genuine) priests, apostles, disciples, initiates- or whatever term you feel disposed to label it with, would gather. To me... it means the actual body within which one communes with The Indwelling.
One situation that one ALWAYS encounters when seeking to explain features of spiritual and religious import, including ceremonies and traditions of worship, is that there are many people who are already completely brainwashed by a particular church doctrine and anything that does not conform, absolutely, with what they have determined must be true, is an infidel, a heretic, a pagan, an apostate or... as with the definition of an adytum or anything else; simply insert here what you wish to call Outsiders and anyone following a path that is not the path that you have decided is the ONLY true and valid path and about which you are certainly WRONG. Many a path leads up the mountain to realization and at that point, one can see all of the ways down. I've been saying that for decades and am an even more certain believer of it than I was originally.
I am completely disinterested in founding an external church. I hold no burning desire in that regard and for all of the petitioners of The Almighty, in all the various structures and garbs, dogma and cant of crystallized traditions, there is to be found ample succor and security in numbers among the commonly agreed-upon tenets of their creed, however diverse from another they may be. I've no use for any of it and even less use, if that is possible, for generating a competitive system.
There is one God Almighty that I subscribe to and he is the author of all other legitimate religious traditions that he brought into being for the good of those present, in the times and locations where it came into being. I look at religions as being akin to a theatrical wardrobe department where there are contained the outfits that God wore in that time and place. Also hanging there are the rules and regulations and inspired teachings that were the product of whoever was the founder and his disciples who were present around him and who followed after as well.
I have no quarrel with any religion. I could find all manner of things to argue about but I don't argue. I don't argue because I HAVE FOUND, CONCLUSIVELY AND INARGUABLY... WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. I found it inside of me, after having met someone outside of me who is now present inside of me and who directs me in every situation that arises, whatever that may be. There is no shortage of others out there who... because they are followers of a strict and inflexible doctrine, that defines anyone not like them as WRONG, who will also tell you that I am wrong, regardless of whether I say anything or not. Simply that I do not have similar training wheels on my bicycle to the ones on their bicycle is all it takes for me to be hereafter and forever WRONG.
Unlike the rigid adherents to all fundamentalist doctrines, be they Judaic, Christian or Islamic, the one I follow does not make war on others, torture and execute unbelievers, or ruin the childhood of countless generations by spinning fear-based diatribes of a hard-nosed, hard-assed God, who is the anthropomorphic extension of their own fantasies and failings as human beings. Religious fundamentalism, no matter where it occurs, is diametrically contrary to the reality of the one who created us. This is true also of the Fundie Hindu and Buddhist traditions, that interfere in the lives and freedoms of others. There is a finer template to be found in the esoteric teachings that attend each of these faiths but they are not much mentioned or participated in by the rank and file. These large bodies of religious groupings that account for what little understanding is possessed by their members, exist for the sake of controlling the populations of the world. It is the same with all of the other systems which exist in these Times of Material Darkness.
I know there are people who think I despise the New Age doctrines which are so popular these days. That's not 'entirely' accurate (grin). The curious truth about NEARLY EVERY proponent is that they have bought into the concept that THEY ARE GOD. They attempt to cover themselves by saying, "We are all Gods" I'm not saying that from a particular perspective this isn't true. It may well be... in a potential sense BUT... no one... NO ONE, who is in any position where that might apply to them, goes around saying it. Jesus Christ would get a pass on this account but ANYONE promoting this meme, lacks Humility and I can tell you AND I know it to be true; God goes flying out the door when there is no humility present. This is a COMMON FEATURE of all true and realized masters... just as it is a universal truth that no real master goes around calling himself a master because... because? Because he is intimately aware of the power and splendor of The Indwelling and his own significant shortfall by comparison.
Anyone... ANYONE and EVERYONE who is a real master, is hosting the same cosmic persona as every other. There is NO VARIANCE here. Yes... they may APPEAR to be radically different from one another but that is due to their hosting of a unique aspect of The Divine. Rare indeed is one who possesses all of the qualities of The Divine. Avatars are the ONLY exception. There is every bit as much of a pecking order above as there is here below.
I've had people disown me for calling a certain New Age system; 'A Curse of Miracles'. Unlike them, I bothered to put A GREAT DEAL of study into its origins. Why do people get all hot and bothered when one puts a load of buckshot into the ass of their sacred cows? It is because of their investment of time and self. ANYONE who has a big investment in a literal presentation, such as a book, or the alleged powers of certain ceremonies and rituals is misled AND this is the origin of Fundamentalism. It is being half right that makes people willing to kill and defame if you cross their arbitrary line in the shifting sands of time. The essence of ALL holy books is sacrosanct but the larger portion of the rest is gobbledygook (look it up), composed by people suffering from Thomas Aquinas Flu. The more complex anything of a spiritual nature is, the more absolutely certain you can be that it exists for the material gains of priests and profiteers.
God doesn't convolute. God is not a web of complexity. Complexity is a veil that conceals the light of God from those engaging in it. No one can say what God is. This is not so hard and fast when it comes to what God is not; even though... even though an argument can be made that God is everything, given that you wish to argue, which I do not. In my world, people are free to choose what they believe; wear as many silly hats and ridiculous robes as they like. They can play Dress Up ad infinitum if they like. EVERYONE gets to the same place EVENTUALLY. Eventually is not my style.
Every time a post goes up... or a podcast... (one of these days) or a video (one of these days), I am holding a service in The First Church of the Presence of God. You ARE that church. Wherever I go and whatever I am doing that caused me to go there, I am holding a service in The First Church of the Presence of God. The more I can make God the centerpiece of my life and forget about myself entirely, the closer I am to the ideal expression of life as it holds any meaning for me. I wish I could get my hands on a big handful of green Oaxacan Mushrooms and disappear into The Sequoia National Forest. Some liquid Sandoz would be fine as well, BUT I have neither and the forest is at least a day away AND it's in Kalifornia. That would be a worthy cathedral but it still wouldn't hold a candle to that adytum of which Jesus said, "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" It is also said in another testament, "I have said, Ye are Gods and all of you are children of the most high." So... there is that and many another similar reference BUT... unless you carry yourself with utter humility and go your way, in all things, in a state of reverent AWE and reliance upon the Indwelling, YOU HAVE NO CLAIM TO THAT ESTATE.
Sure... I could get those items and I could get to the forest and I could dance with the Divine Mother in The Land that Time Forgot BUT... I did that (except in that specific forest) over and over and over and over and over and over again. They have yet to let me stay and I know if I get there by the slower and certain route, I WILL be allowed to stay. Ergo, I figure, if God wants to throw me a bone... that would be an imprimatur. Otherwise I'll eschew (grin). God! That word is pretentious!
My Friends... let us commune in that locale, where we all abide, in any moment when we acknowledge it. Time and Space are not valid separators when it comes to sharing The Indwelling and the more we share, the more we have to share. Now let us turn to chapter and verse, 11:11 in the hymnal.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him ABOVE ye Heavenly Host
Praise Father, Son and Divine Mother
Today's Song is;
♫ Point Me out a Star ♫
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BEAMED FROM THE SAUCER POD BY VISIBLE AT 18:11