Scarecrows at the Gates of Paradise
by robert cinque
Reality is Paradise. Existence is ecstatic. Life is Love. Bliss. Happiness Itself.
In the absence of this realization human beings have erected Scarecrows at the Gates of Paradise instead of Laying Down the Red Carpet and Shouting for all to Enter
This is completely understandable, predictable, and inevitable. It is also unnecessary.
The Scarecrows exist in the absence of our intimacy with our Actual Identity, our Actual Condition at Infinity. They are Gargoyles that have replaced the Virtues and Heroes of the Heart.
As a born being, you are a dot in an infinite expanse of space and time.
As the Presence of Awareness, you are That Which holds all space and time and everything in them, including the dot we call you.
This Spaciousness, this Living Awareness is what Exists.
You are That. You are not separate from That.
The dot does not need to go looking for God or happiness because God and Happiness are not lost.
That Which we call God, and idolatrize in our favorite conceptions and religious beliefs, is your actual Nature, now.
God did not create the world. God is That out of Which the world, and everything else, is created. God is the Condition of Existence, not a parent or creator. Parents and Creators, and everything else, arise in the Blissful and Free Radiance of the God of Light and Love.
We dots like to think of God as a Really Big Dot. That’s projection, assumption, belief.
God is Presence, in and AS all things.
Every living heart knows this to be true and feels the Bliss of this Infinite Radiance.
That’s why we cling to the body and don’t want to die, because we love Life and we Know how Precious it IS.
The great Good News is that Awareness doesn’t end, or even change, when the dot dies.
To Awareness, death is just another cloud dissolving in the Sky. The cloud did not leave the realm of the Divine Radiance, it just dissolved into it.
Therefore, love Awareness, not just the dot’s personal viewpoint of it.
God is before your beliefs, is the Awareness of your beliefs.
God is Awareness. All Pervading Conscious, Living Awareness.
God is not a thing, an object of Awareness.
God is Awareness and all of space/time phenomena are arising spontaneously as a response to this Glorious, Unspeakable Brilliant Presence Of Life.
DNA is made out of photons, not just atoms. It holds the Endless Eruptions of Living Light in endlessly changing patterns.
Jesus said, Love God. Love all the other dots as yourself. Be intimate emotionally with the Living Current of Being. Stop contracting. Stop withdrawing. Stop imagining that you have been abandoned, rejected, fallen. Stop missing the mark. Stop sinning against the Truth of God. Of Reality. Realize the Truth. That’s the Original Gospel and that’s what got him killed.
In this Christmas Season, there are extremely many sincere people who are passionately ardent about the Gospel of Jesus of Nazareth.
They deeply believe that Jesus was a ransom for their default on themselves and that his blood cleanses them and walks them through the Gates of Paradise.
The deeper story is that his Liberating Message of Love and Freedom was so inflammatory and so Outrageous and threatening to the Pharisees and Romans that they strung him up as quickly as possible. Pilate respected Jesus. His wife had a dream and warned him to set Jesus free. Pilate capitulated to the Pharisees.
It was the ecclesiastical and political intelligentsia who murdered Jesus and then used him for their own propaganda about separation from God, Original Sin, and the need for vicarious Blood Sacrifice of the Innocent to Atone for the Sins of the World.
This is a belief, an idea generated from the separate self.
Jesus hated blood sacrifice. He said the Kingdom of Heaven is like a Treasure buried in a man’s field. The man was already rich, he just didn’t know it. That was his Point.
This Message led directly to his grisly torture and murder.
He didn’t die for the sins of the world, he died because of them.
Jesus was the Appearance, the Incarnation, the Perfect Realization of Love/Intimacy/Unity with God.
It’s high time we started following the Teachings of Jesus Christ and stop creating division, separation, and suffering.
He called us to repent from the sin of imagining separation from God.
Such arrogant presumption is an insult to God.
Who are you or me to say what God is? And, who are you or me to say we are somehow separate from Life? If God is Infinite how could anyone say anything about God anyway that was truly comprehensive? All space/time perspectives on the Infinite are inherently limited and just cannot be comprehensive enough to be the authority in all cases.
That’s why we need to stop molesting Life with our puny little concepts. Ultimately, all concepts that are imposed onto Life is spiritual pedophilia.
You hate pedophiles, right? That’s how Jesus hated the sin of imagining separation and imposing labels on others and turning them into objects to be manipulated.
Jesus washed the feet of the beggar.
Jesus saw his unity with God and every living thing.
His Message is that Love is the Truth and his demand is that we start noticing this, and end our emotional withholding of love.
Personally, I am Sick Unto Death about the way Jesus’s Holy Message is used like a club and a bomb.
Arrogant people use the Truth Jesus revealed not as the Sacred Beauty it Is, but as a weapon to dominate and destroy others. I am also Sick Unto Death about the way this is paraded as religious piety and devotion to God.
My Christmas wish for all of us is that we really get the Message of Jesus and stop creating and tolerating imagined divisions in the unity of Life.
There are no divisions in the Light that shines in every heart.
Only this Heart Exists
The Living Heart of Light and Love.
When this realization replaces the present assumptions ruining Planet Earth about separation and division, the world will be transformed.
By the way, it’s important to note that the ancient Gnostics said that the idea of separation from God leads directly to Armageddon.
That’s because, when you slice the One up into many separate parts, you need a plan of salvation to restore unity and fight the final battle between good and evil, Armageddon.
Create imagined dichotomies. Then, try to reconcile them with the same bonehead thinking that created the problem in the first place.
That’s the problem we have on Planet Earth today. Imagined divisions and fake solutions.
What works is pre-empting the imagined problem by not making false assumptions and slathering them all over Paradise.
We start at home, with our poor little selves.
We build a world based on love and freedom, just like Life.