Today, I am thinking about redefinitions. The resurrection of Jesus redefined physical limits and boundaries. I believe that all that Jesus taught and lived here redefined the natural and supernatural. Yes, I know about the laws of physics and normal operations, but Jesus, in some ways, made the supernatural to be natural to those who choose to tap into the realm to which He showed the way. (I am not in any way here referring to organized religion or man-produced versions of “religion.”)
Miracles? He said that humans would be able to do greater miracles than he did. Supernatural healing, walking on water, raising the dead — biblical records exist of these. However, these things don’t happen, I believe, without first awakening to self, redefining who we are based on our hearts, and then plugging into the Spirit and flow of the Universe.
Yes, we have a direct line to all the energies of life. Jesus showed that death itself is an illusion: life is redefined. We can redefine creation because now we are co-creators, redefine the natural and supernatural, redefine everything for ourselves that we wish to redefine.
Jesus redefined anger: no slicing off a soldier’s ear or calling down supernatural powers of angels. He showed the world that the redefinition of anger carries with it actions that prove a new way of thinking and acting. By doing this, he also allowed others to see that the true source of evil was bound in individual hearts, where all evil originates, and when we choose harm, we are the source of evil, not the provocateurs, who will answer for their own evil: witness Pontius Pilate, Caiphas, et al. Sometimes, force may be a response, but evil and anger can be redefined.
I like this idea and write about it in The Fellowship of the Heart. Alaun (pronounced Alan) says “evil exists for each of us when we deny our hearts and our connection to the Universe; the source of evil, then, is us. Therefore, the solution for evil always lies within us, which also means that the source of good and blessing is in us.” So, rather than fretting over others “doing wrong,” we need to listen to our hearts, as Jesus did, and act consistently with our hearts.
Anger? In the novel, Eric questions this and Alaun tells him “there is a time and place for anger, but the common response is not a requirement. Calm, quiet evaluation and resolute action is the response that gives any justified anger significance and converts it to something much more useful: determination.” Think about how Jesus’ response created a movement that could not be controlled by the haters. His followers were determined.
Natural and supernatural, evil, anger, death, life — redefined. Pretty awesome! The key to the door of this all starts with listening to our own hearts.
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!