Now, as you contemplate this image, take a moment to just breathe in deep… and breathe out long…
…and there you go… You’re meditating, just like that. 🙂
When Einstein gave lectures at U.S. universities, the recurring question that students asked him most was, “Do you believe in God?”
And he always answered, “I believe in the God of Spinoza”.
Baruch de Spinoza was a Dutch philosopher considered one of the great rationalists of 17th century philosophy, along with Descartes.
In the words of Spinoza, he felt God would say the following:
What I want you to do is go out into the world and enjoy your life.
I want you to sing, have fun and enjoy everything I’ve made for you.
Stop going into those dark, cold temples that you built yourself and saying they are my house.
My house is in the mountains, in the woods, rivers, lakes, beaches. That’s where I live and there I express my love for you.
Stop blaming me for your miserable life; I never told you there was anything wrong with you or that you were a sinner, or that your sexuality was a bad thing. Sex is a gift I have given you and with which you can express your love, your ecstasy, your joy. So don’t blame me for everything they made you believe.
Stop reading alleged sacred scriptures that have nothing to do with me. If you can’t read me in a sunrise, in a landscape, in the look of your friends, in your son’s eyes, then you will find me in no book!
Stop asking me “will you tell me how to do my job?” Stop being so scared of me. I do not judge you or criticize you, nor get angry, or bothered. I am pure love.
Stop asking for forgiveness, there’s nothing to forgive. If I made you… I filled you with passions, limitations, pleasures, feelings, needs, inconsistencies… free will. How can I blame you if you respond to something I put in you?
How can I punish you for being the way you are, if I’m the one who made you?
Do you think I could create a place to burn all my children who behave badly for the rest of eternity? What kind of God would do that?
Respect your peers and don’t do what you don’t want for yourself.
All I ask is that you pay attention in your life, that alertness is your guide.
My beloved, this life is not a test, not a step on the way, not a rehearsal, nor a prelude to paradise.
This life is the only thing here and now and it is all you need.
I have set you absolutely free, no prizes or punishments, no sins or virtues, no one carries a marker, no one keeps a record. You are absolutely free to create in your life. Heaven or hell.
I can’t tell you if there’s anything after this life but I can give you a tip. Live as if there is not. As if this is your only chance to enjoy, to love, to exist.
So, if there’s nothing after, then you will have enjoyed the opportunity I gave you. And if there is, rest assured that I won’t ask if you behaved right or wrong, I’ll ask. Did you like it? Did you have fun? What did you enjoy the most? What did you learn?
Stop believing in me; believing is assuming, guessing, imagining. I don’t want you to believe in me, I want you to believe in you.
I want you to feel me in you when you kiss your beloved, when you tuck in your little girl, when you caress your dog, when you bathe in the sea.
Stop praising me, what kind of egomaniac God do you think I am? I’m bored being praised. I’m tired of being thanked.
Feeling grateful? Prove it by taking care of yourself, your health, your relationships, the world. Express your joy! That’s the way to praise me.
Stop complicating things and repeating as a parakeet what you’ve been taught about me.
What do you need more miracles for? So many explanations? The only thing for sure is that you are here, that you are alive, and that this world is full of wonders.”
About the Christ Speaks: How to Meditate Guided Meditation
I came across this incredible video a couple of weeks ago with a male voice reading a letter from Jesus the CHRIST, telling us all about what meditation is (and isn’t) and just HOW TO meditate, which is not praying. It’s meditating. Period.
Well, I was floored by it and it very much echoes Spinoza’s words above.
As someone who has probably pretty much “heard most of it” in my 40+ years of meditating and studying meditation from within the ancient Eastern schools to modern day science, I was so deeply moved by its content that I decided to recreate a video of it myself to share with you.
“Father-Mother God” is how Jesus the CHRIST himself referred to “God” in “The Lord’s Prayer” that he created and bestowed upon humanity in the Aramaic language.
It is in the same way that Jesus the CHRIST refers to God in this Letter to Humanity on How to Meditate, The CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS WAY.
Only in this instance, to honour the resurgence of The Divine Feminine, it is my voice speaking the words of the Divine Masculine CHRIST. The video is 33 Minutes long. You can treat it as a Guided Meditation – there’s the sound of a bell at the beginning, signifying “close your eyes” and the same sound at the end, signifying “open your eyes”.
The addition of the words “Let this be from my Heart to yours” is my dedication, that it may indeed be from my Heart to yours, and that it may touch and move yours as deeply and profoundly as it did mine.
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