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Looking past solid matter to the light of heaven

  • By Paul West
  • In Creation, Reality, Time
  • 577 Words
  • 2 minutes 53 seconds
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Here is Jesus talking about how you will see through solid matter when you recognize the world is forgiven, which means OVERLOOKING IT.
”The body cannot see this, for the body AROSE from this for its protection, which must ALWAYS depend on keeping it (heaven/reality) NOT seen. The body's eyes will NEVER look on it (body can NEVER be used to see Heaven). Yet they will SEE what it dictates. The body will remain guilt's messenger, and will act as it directs, as long as YOU believe that guilt is real. For the REALITY of guilt is the illusion (Earth) which seems to make it heavy and opaque (solid matter), impenetrable (laws of physics), and a REAL foundation for the ego's thought system. Its thinness and transparency (seeing BEYOND PHYSICAL MATTER) are not apparent, until you see the light BEHIND it (Heaven is BEHIND this universe, NOT PART OF IT, and seen IN SPITE OF IT). And then you see it (Earth) as a fragile veil, before the light.” (And then the light will shine it away completely when you go into the light).
”This heavy-seeming barrier, this artificial floor that looks like rock (solid matter, Earth), is like a bank of low, dark clouds that seem to be a solid wall (physical matter) before the sun (symbolically light of Heaven). Its impenetrable appearance is WHOLLY an illusion (this is very important, matter is an ILLUSION of impenetrable sin). It gives way softly to the mountain tops that rise above it, and has no power at all to hold back anyone willing to climb above it, to see the sun. It is not strong enough to stop a button's fall, nor hold a feather. Nothing can rest upon it, for it is but an ILLUSION of a foundation (the world, Earth, is an illusion, seems solid but does not really exist). Try but to touch it, and it disappears (Earth disappears); attempt to grasp it, and your hands hold nothing.” (The world will spin into the nothingness from which it came” - it is nothing but illusion).
“Yet in this cloud bank it is easy to see a whole world rising. A solid mountain range, a lake, a city, all arise in your imagination (in YOUR IMAGINATION, you invent the world), and, FROM the clouds, the messengers of your perception return to you (via body’s eyes which were made to NOT see reality but to fixate on illusions as real), assuring you that it is all THERE (but it’s not folks, THERE IS NO WORLD). Figures stand out and move about, actions seem real, and forms appear and shift from loveliness to the grotesque (true of earth). And back and forth they go, as long as you would play the game of children's "make believe." Yet, however long you play it, and regardless of how much imagination you bring to it, you do NOT confuse it with the world below (the world BEHIND it, which is Heaven), nor seek to make it real.”
Here’s you transcending earth entirely and going to heaven:
”A step BEYOND this holy place of forgiveness. A step still further inward, but one you CANNOT take (God does it), transports you to something COMPLETELY different (Heaven is totally opposite to Earth). Here is the Source of light (God/Heaven); nothing perceived (no perception, no bodies), forgiven (nothing to forgive, no earth, no forgiven world), nor transformed. But merely KNOWN.”
”You cannot behold (look at) the world (Earth) and know God.”
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