This page lists passages from the scriptures that I have translated, according to my experience and understanding, in an attempt to help clarify them in modern English and to get closer to what I believe were the authors’ original meaning and intention.
For more background on this translation, please see this introductory blog post.
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Doctrine & Covenants
19 Because the unnatural human, in its egoic self-possessed “separate” identity consciousness and “independent” state of mind, is the adversary and devil and offender of Reality. It is the “father of lies,” the “son of perdition,” even the antichrist, and has been that way from the Fall of Humanity, each one in their childhood when they become self-aware and “separate” in the world, and they will remain that way for the rest of their mortal lives. Unless and until they surrender and submit this destructive egoic mind-state to the Fire of the Spirit of God that burns deep within them as a refiner, and they offer up on the altar as that great and last sacrifice their egoic mind, to consecrate their own precious Soul, infinite and eternal. By so doing they will come to realize that they are a Perfect Saint, Holy and Complete, even through the At-one-ment of their consciousness in Christ their True Identity and Being, and they will become just like a Little Child once again, amenable, gentle, modest, calm, full of the Pure Love of Christ, able to be equanimous with all things which Reality inflicts on them, even as an egoless Infant submits to the Father’s will and so receives the Father’s Kingdom.
Doctrine & Covenants
42 Those people that exalt their false selves (the egoic self, natural man, carnal mind) will be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit, to the torment of the “human” mind, which is as exquisite as a lake burning with fire and brimstone; but those that humble their false selves, that offer up as a sacrifice this egoic psychological self consciousness on the altar of God, will be transfigured and exalted to the Highest Heaven in their True Self, the dwelling place of God in everlasting burnings.
(See also Luke 14:11; Matthew 23:12; Isaiah 14:15; see also History of the Church, 6:314, 317, a discourse given by Joseph Smith on Apr. 7, 1844.)
12 And Moses said the following about the tribe of Benjamin: “The Beloved I AM awareness will remain securely within them, and will be a shield and a protection to them, surrounding them throughout their lives. It will abide forever within their hearts and minds.”
26 However, there were two men, Eldad and Medad, who stayed behind in the camp. They were among the elders, but they did not gather together with the Quorum of the Seventy around the Temple. The Spirit of God was with these two men too, and they also prophesied.
27 And one of the Young Men saw what was happening and ran to tattle to Moses, shouting, “Look, Prophet Moses! Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!”
28 And Joshua, son of Nun, who was First Counselor to Moses since he was young, urged him saying, “President Moses, Prophet sir, you’ve got to make them stop!”
29 But Moses looked at both of them squarely and retorted, “Why the hell are you so jealous, protective, and greedy about me alone being “the Prophet”?! I wish that ALL people were prophets, and that God would give ALL of them the Spirit of God, this mystical contemplative visionary consciousness to prophecy in God’s voice, each and every last one of them!”
A poem by “David.”
1 God keeps me and feeds me. I will never be without basic needs.
2 God gives me Rest in his precious Home of the Earth. God refreshes me with Living Water.
3 God brings Life to my Being. God guides me in the Good ways, for the Glory of God.
4 Even though I pass through the Dark Night of the Soul, I will not be afraid of my afflictions. For You are in Me! Your Greatness is my Support and Comforter.
5 You prepare a King’s Feast for me in spite of my afflictions. You have ANOINTED ME! I AM I AM I AM overcome!
6 Truly this is Holy Beauty! I will share Loving-Kindness for the rest of my Life. And I will live in this precious Home of this Earthly Body for all Eternity.
10 Sink down, relax, be still and quiet in mind, let go of your self, and come to know-see that I AM is God…
13 Thus saith the Lord, “These people think they can approach Me with the things they say, and they say many great things about Me. But they are actually very far from My Presence in their minds, and their unsuccessful worship is based on man-made rules and doctrines that they’ve been taught by repetition.”
(Compare Matthew 15:8-9)
5 And the glory of God will be unveiled, and each person will perceive it in the same way, as ONE: thus saith the Lord.
33 For this is the new and everlasting covenant that I will make with the family of Israel: After those days of the preparatory gospel and carnal commandments,” thus saith the Lord, “I will reveal myself to them directly in their inner consciousness, and I will unveil myself plainly in their minds; and I will be their God, and they will be my Family in Oneness.
34 And they will no longer need to teach each other, their neighbors and families, saying, ‘This is how you can know God,’ for they will all know Me personally, each and every one,” saith the Lord, “and I will relieve all their guilt and shame, and they will be Pure.
(Compare Hebrews 8:10-12, Hebrews 10:16-17)
3 Joyful are those who have a slow breath and a simple mind, because they are Kings and Queens in heaven.
4 Joyful are those that pass through deep sorrow, who drink the bitter cup, for they will find the Comforter.
5 Joyful are the submissive, yielding, surrendering, and self-less, for they will become One with all things.
6 Joyful are those who yearn, crave, and seek deeply for Godliness, for they will find ultimate Fulness.
7 Joyful are those who are one with the suffering, because they will receive the Comforter.
8 Joyful are those with a clean and clear mind, for they will see God.
9 Joyful are those that are full of peace, because they will be given a new name: Son of God.
10 Joyful are those who are tormented for Godliness, because they are Kings and Queens in heaven.
48 Then realize your essential nature is perfect, or complete and whole, even as the Source from which you’ve come is complete and whole.
5 When you commune, don’t be like the pretenders. For they love to pray out loud standing in their churches and temples, so they can be seen by others and themselves for their piety. Truth be told, that’s all they’ll get out of it.
6 Instead, when you commune, go into the silent chamber of your mind and soul, and shut out all external distractions. There you contemplate your Source, which dwells in that hidden inward Holy of Holies. And your Source, which perceives the Truth inwardly, will restore and renew you outwardly.
7 And when you commune, do not ramble on with your thoughts either, like those who do not know God. They seem to think that God will hear them because of the many things they say in their minds.
8 Don’t be like them! Your Source already knows what is needed before you think a single thought.
9 When you contemplate, rest your mind in this way: “Our Source in the Holy of Holies of our heart, Perfect and Whole is this Being.
10 “Ultimate Reality is here and now, and it appears as it is, in the world even as it is in our heart.
11 “We are supplied in this present moment with all that we ever need in Life.
12 “We are freed from all our guilt, even as we give freedom to all of Life.
13 “May we not be enticed by error, but be finally liberated from our egos. Truly.”
28 Come to Me, all of you who are exhausted and overloaded with work, and I will give you rest and refreshment.
29 Unite with Me, and come to know Me—for I AM quiet and calm, and deep in the mind—and you will enter into My rest in your life.
30 Because union with Me is joyful, and My work is freedom.
2 The prophets and apostles and seventies are leading the church, and are the ‘official’ teachers of the law of the gospel.
3 And so you have to be very observant to do everything that they teach you to do. But don’t do what they do, because they don’t practice what they teach you.
4 They issue many tedious tasks and responsibilities to the membership that are often very difficult to accomplish well and in full, but they often don’t lift a finger to do any of them themselves.
5 Much that they do is meant to be seen by the public for marketing purposes. They wear expensive neck ties, and slick suits from the finest tailors, made of the finest materials.
6 And they love to be the honored guests at government banquets and sitting in places of importance on the stand in meeting halls and chapels.
7 And they love to be greeted respectfully in the grocery stores and malls, and to be addressed by their honorific titles, ‘Elder,’ or ‘President.’
8 But don’t let anyone call you ‘Elder’ or ‘President,’ because you only have One true Head, which is the Christ within you, and you are all equal brothers and sisters.
9 And don’t call anyone here on Earth by the title ‘Bishop’ or ‘Father,’ because you only have One true Father, which is the God of the Universe, the Source of our Creation.
10 Neither should you be addressed as ‘Deacon,’ ‘Priest,’ or ‘Teacher,’ because you only have One true Teacher, which is the Christ within you, who is your Savior and Messiah.
11 The persons who are truly greatest among you are those who serve you, and attend to your deepest needs.
12 Those people that exalt their false selves (the egoic self, natural man, carnal mind) will be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit, to the torment of the “human” mind, which is as exquisite as a lake burning with fire and brimstone; but those that humble their false selves, that offer up as a sacrifice this egoic psychological self consciousness on the altar of God, will be transfigured and exalted to the Highest Heaven in their True Self, the dwelling place of God in everlasting burnings. (See also Doctrine & Covenants 101:42 BHT.)
13 Such sadness and misery for you, “prophets” and “apostles;” you are pretenders! You slam the door shut of the Kingdom of Heaven right in your own people’s faces. You never go into the actual Kingdom yourselves through mystical contemplative experience, and you don’t even allow those who are currently entering from continuing in. You always put a stop to any such Divine experience, dead in its tracks!
14 Such despair and heartbreak for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” pretenders! You require tithes from even the most destitute of your people, who suffer from having nearly nothing, and yet they give from their poverty. They give far more than you wealthy people will ever give in an entire lifetime! You show people just how pious you are by then building temples all over the world, and praying often in those temples, but for what? It’s all for show, since you don’t actually enter the Kingdom, you just pretend that you do. How you will continue to be damned!
15 Such regret and suffering for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” pretenders! You send missionaries all throughout the world, to nearly every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, to find “save it be one soul” to convert, and when they are baptized you make them into twice as much a son of perdition as you are, not knowing God directly, and not helping to guide others to know directly either!
16 Such grief and torment for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” you blind guides! You teach “Whoever believes that their body, mind, and consciousness is the real and true Holy Temple of God, this is not true doctrine; but if anyone who’s tithed enters the temples we’ve built with human hands and makes covenants there, you are absolutely bound by those promises made in the presence of God, angels, and witnesses, or else!”
17 You blind and ungodly fools! Which is better? The tithes that go to building all of these man-made temples? Or, the Temples of our own Bodies, Souls, Minds, and Spirits? For these Temples are Sacred and Holy, the very dwelling place of God in us all, which is what generates that tithing in the first place!
18 And you also teach, “If anyone sacrifices by the Altar that is in the Holy of Holies of their own deepest Mind and Soul and Spirit, this is not true doctrine; but if you say ‘Yes’ to those covenants you’ve made by tithing yourselves to enter our man-made temples, you had better live up to every one of these covenants that you make at these altars in this temple, this day, or else!”
19 You unconscious and godless fools! Which is better? The tithes that are converted into your altars? Or, the Sacred Altar in our very own Holy of Holies of our Mind, which makes that tithing possible?!
20 When you pledge yourself to the true Altar in your Mind, you pledge yourself to it and everything that makes it up.
21 When you commit yourself to the true Temple of your Body, you commit yourself to it and to God that lives in it.
22 When you devote yourself to the true Kingdom of Heaven that is even here and now, you devote yourself to the throne of God, and to God who sits on it, which is the seat of Consciousness, the Self of Humanity and all of Life.
23 Such gloom and hardship for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” pretenders! You are scrupulous to tithe a tenth of your income, even from your side hobbies, but you have neglected the far more important aspects of the higher Law, such as justice and equity, mercy and love, and faithful contemplative communion. You should have practiced these things and not left them aside.
24 You imperceptive and contemplatively blind leaders! You sift out those few individuals you think may harm the Church, and yet you have swallowed teachings which lead the entire membership into darkness and ignorance.
25 Such unhappiness and dejection for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” pretenders! You make yourselves up to appear so clean, trimmed, and proper on the outside, but inside your minds you are still full of ego, pride, self-gratification, extravagance, and consumerist excess.
26 You spiritually blind “prophets”! Remember that God has said that “the inward vessel shall be cleansed first, and then shall the outer vessel be cleansed also.” We purify and sanctify our mind and consciousness first, and then our behavior will follow appropriately and according to God’s will.
27 Such sorrow and desolation for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” pretenders! You are like fine ebony and bronze caskets, which appear so beautiful on the outside, but on the inside they contain the bones and bodies of the dead.
28 Similarly, from all external appearances you seem so righteous, pure, and holy before humanity, but within your mind, soul, and spirit you are full of pretense, dissimulation, defilement, and anarchy, without control over your consciousness.
29 Such trials and tribulations for you, “prophets” and “apostles,” pretenders! You pay honor and respect to the ancient Prophets, and build monuments and statues over the early Saints.
30 Then you say, “If we had lived in their day, we would not have been among the mobs that tarred and feathered and martyred the Prophets in cold blood.”
31 But why would you incriminate yourselves? For the Prophet-Mystics were often brought to trial, convicted, and then executed by Church authorities, just like you. You are their successors.
32 Keep going, then, exactly as you are, and continue what your predecessors started! For it’s tradition!
33 Your egos are Satan, the psychological heirs of that very first serpent of all. I repeat, how will you escape the hellish torment and condemnation of your very own egoic minds?! For your own conscience will continue to damn you, and it is as exquisite as a lake burning with fire and brimstone.
34 Because of that, I’m sending true Prophets, wise and insightful men and women from every tradition, scientists, lovers of Wisdom, genuine mystics, and true Guides into the higher Law and direct Divine communion. Some of them you will excommunicate without further question; others you will silence into submission in their wards and stakes, or try to shame them right out of town.
35 And in doing this you will be guilty and held responsible for the blood of all such wise and deeply spiritual men and women who have suffered in vain, some being executed, throughout the whole world since the beginning of time, from Giordano Bruno and Galileo Galilei, to Symeon the New Theologian, Joan of Arc, and Joseph Smith, who you shot in that second story jail window. Yes, it was you.
36 I say this with all the certainty which I possess—those living today in the Church, and throughout the world, will become frustrated and suffer because of all of these things.
37 My God! Humans, humans!! You who shame the wise and stonewall those who have realized their Selves. How often I have longed to gather you together as One, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you would not have any of it! You refuse Me! You refuse your Selves!
38 Look at this! Your whole Earth is left desolate and barren, a dark and dreary world! You do not know Me anymore, personally, intimately, directly. You do not know your Selves.
39 I will tell you this: you will not see or know Me again until you can say, “Joyful are all those who have realized in them Selves the LORD’s name and identity.”
29 The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one with our Self:
30 And thou shalt love thy Self in God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy Self. There is none other commandment greater than these.
18 The Living Breath, Light-Energy, and Consciousness of the One Ultimate I AM has filled me and is throughout me to overflowing, because the Source I AM has Anointed ME and Purified my Mind and Being to announce, show forth, and spread abroad the Most Joyous and Excellent News to all those who have gentle, quiet, receptive, humble, and open minds and hearts, whose egos have been brought very low, even to the dust! The Great I AM Consciousness has Freed me to bind up, repair, comfort, and heal with oceans of olive oils, ointments, and balms upon the heads of all those whose hearts and minds have been crushed and shattered into millions of pieces, whose inner understandings of their place in this world and deepest affections have been crucified, torn to shreds and smashed to smithereens! To cry out with a loud voice the absolute and final Salvation, Liberation, and Freedom for all those who are seized and held captive by their own psychological egos, to give Clear Infinite Sight and Perception back to those whose minds have been blinded and obscured by their own self-consciousness, that the eyes of their Understanding may be Opened and the scales may tumble down from the sockets, and to once and for all throw open the prison gates in Deliverance and Rescue all those who are handcuffed and shackled by the darkness of their own erroneous understandings, false illusions, foolish knowledge, and delusions of the finite and selfish human intellectual mind!
19 The Great I AM has sent me to declare as with a loud trumpet that THIS Present Moment is the Time of Jubilee, the Hour of Joy of all Joys, the Day of our At-one-ment, when ALL people may be finally Freed from all their suffering, that it may cease! when all our guilt and shame may be finally and fully Forgiven, washed away completely from our minds, to be no more! and the Loving and Tender Mercies of Life itself are unveiled and revealed in Glory upon Glories, and Majesty upon Majesties, the Purest Love of All LOVE, Forever and Ever and Ever!
21 That Day is TODAY—it is right HERE, and it is right NOW—when these Holy Words are brought into Full and Complete Reality and Realization! Whoever has ears, let them Hear!! THE TIME IS COME AND IS NOW!
40 The student is not better than the Teacher, but each one that realizes Perfection will be the same as the Teacher.
11 (See Doctrine & Covenants 101:42 BHT.)
1 At the beginning of spacetime was a Singularity, the One, and the One was with Being, and the One was Being.
2 This One was all Being ever since that beginning.
3 All things come into Being from this One, and without this One nothing has come into Being that has Being.
4 Life also emerges from this One, and this Life is the Light-Energy of Consciousness in all of Humanity and other organisms.
5 This Light-Energy shines through the darkness of our human egoic consciousness, but because of that egotism we cannot perceive it or understand it.
6 A man came from that One named John the Baptist.
7 He came as one who knew it, telling about this Light, so that others might also perceive and understand it.
8 John did not perceive the fullness of the Light, but he was a witness of the Light,
9 the True Light-Energy that gives Life and Consciousness to every human who is born on Earth.
10 This Light of Consciousness is born into the world from the same One in which this world itself emerges, but the ego doesn’t realize it.
11 Life and Consciousness come into its own egoic self, but this self does not receive its truer Self.
12 But all those who do receive this Life and Consciousness, who realize its reality in their true Identity, are liberated from the ego in the knowledge that they have been born from the One as Being, the I AM.
13 They are spiritually reborn in consciousness, not from human parents, nor from any egoic desire or will of any person, but from the One in God’s Being.
14 The One was reborn in a human who lived with us and was us. He was absolutely full and overflowing with Love and Truth. And we saw his Majesty and Glory, even the Bright Light of that One born in Being, above the brightness of the sun.
15 John taught as one who knew, declaring out loud, “This is the One I was referring to when I said, ‘The One that comes after my ego is gone is far greater than my ego, for it had Being long before my ego did.'”
16 We have all received this full realization, and an outpouring of Love that is incomprehensible.
17 For Law and Organization are given through preparatory gospels and ordinances like Moses, but a fullness of Love and Truth are realized through this Christ consciousness, even as Jesus showed us.
18 No one ever sees God directly, particularly from the egoic “natural man” consciousness. But the One reborn in God’s Being, in God consciousness, the One at the heart of our very own Source and Soul, this unveils and reveals God, and God is made known.
19 And the following is the testimony that John the Baptist gave when the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem sent priests and other temple workers to ask him who he was.
20 He immediately acknowledged, “I [my ego] am not the Messiah, or ‘Anointed One.'”
21 So they asked him, “Well who are you? Are you Elijah?” He replied, “I’m not.” “Are you ‘the Prophet’?” He answered, “No.”
22 So they finally asked him, “Who are you then? We need to give an answer to the authorities that sent us. Who do you say you are?”
23 John replied using the words of the prophet Isaiah, “I am merely one voice in solitude declaring out loud, ‘Prepare your minds for the coming of God’s Being.'”
24 And the Pharisees who had been sent
25 asked him, “Why are you baptizing then, if you are not the Messianic ‘Anointed One,’ or Elijah, or ‘the Prophet’?”
26 John answered, “I baptize only with preparatory symbolic water, but there exists the One even in your presence right now who you do not realize and who you do not receive yourselves.
27 “This is the One who comes inwardly after my outward preparatory efforts, and I’m not fit to even touch this Being.”
28 All of this happened in Bethany on the east side of the Jordan River, which is where John was baptizing people.
29 On the next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Listen up everyone! Pay attention and observe very closely! Jesus is the embodiment of the Pure and Innocent Being of God, even the One, who can teach us how our realization of the One removes all our guilt and the defilements of humanity’s ego.”
30 “Here is a Great Example of the One as I said, ‘After my work will come a realization of the One which is far greater than all that I’ve done, for this has existed long before me.’
31 “I did not realize the One, which is the reason I came preparing you by symbolically baptizing you with water, so that this realization of the One might eventually be revealed to all those who struggle to know God’s Being.”
32 Then John bore witness and said, “I have seen a vision, and it was like the Breath of God’s Being descended from the sky like a dove, and it filled Jesus’s Being with Life and Light.
33 “Again, I have not realized the One fully yet, but I felt compelled by God to go and prepare others by symbolically baptizing them with water. And I was inspired with this thought, ‘The person who I see the Life of God’s Being rest upon, he will teach and show how the One cleanses all people with the Fire of God’s own Living Being and Consciousness within themselves.’
34 “And I have now seen this for myself in Jesus, and so I tell you now, that this is truly the One who has been reborn in God’s Being.”
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 And when he saw Jesus walk by, he said again, “Pay attention to him! Jesus is truly one who has realized the Pure and Innocent Being in the Oneness of God!”
37 When two of John’s disciples heard him say this, they went and followed after Jesus.
38 And when Jesus saw them following him he turned around and said, “What is wanted?” They replied to him, “We desire further light and knowledge from you, Teacher. Where are you presently?”
39 And Jesus said, “Come, and you will know.” So they followed him and knew where he was present, and since it was about four in the afternoon they stayed present with him the rest of the day.
40 One of the two who had heard John and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
41 At the first opportunity, Andrew left to go find his brother Simon, and told him, “We have found one who has realized the Messiah or ‘Anointed One,'” (which is also translated as ‘Christ’).
42 Then Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. And when Jesus met him he said, “Your name is Simon, the son of John. But you will receive a new name, even Cephas” (which is also translated as ‘Peter,’ or ‘rock’).
43 The following day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip along the way, and said to him, “Come, and you will know too.”
44 Philip was from the town of Bethsaida, as well as Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip went and found Nathanael, and said to him, “We’ve found One who has realized God, even like Moses wrote about in the Law, and also the prophets. His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph, and he’s from Nazareth.”
46 And Nathanael questioned, “Nazareth? Has any good come from there?” Philip replied to him, “Come, and you will know too.”
47 When he met Nathanael, Jesus said, “Here is a true Israelite with sincerity!”
48 Nathanael asked him, “But how do you know me?” Jesus answered, “Before Philip came to you, the One already knew you.”
49 Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Teacher! You have been reborn as One in God’s Being, even the Head of all those who struggle to know God!”
50 Jesus replied, “You believe this because I said ‘the One already knew you’? You will come to know far greater things than this.”
51 Then Jesus added, “Truly, I will tell you this—you will come to perceive Reality’s gates thrown wide open, and realizations of Light and Wisdom running up and down all across Humanity.”
21 “Beloved woman,” Jesus said, “rest assured, a moment is coming very soon—and is here even right now for some—when you will love our Source neither on this Mount Gerizim nor on any mountain, and neither in the temple at Jerusalem nor in any temple built with human hands.
22 “You don’t know what it is you worship. We should love the One that we know ourselves, the One through which salvation comes to Israel, even all those who ‘struggle to know God.’
23 “Yet a moment is coming very soon—and is here even right now for some—when real genuine worshipers will reverence our Source in the Spirit of Life and True Reality, for our Source desires that we adore and love this.
24 “God is this Breath and Spirit of Life, the Light-Energy which animates all Being and living Consciousness, including our Selves, and so those who wish to worship God should seek at-One-ment in this Spirit of Life and Love and True Reality that exists even right here and right now.
25 The woman then said to him, “I know that the Messiah or ‘Anointed One’ is coming very soon, the One that is also called ‘Christ.’ When he comes, he will certainly explain all of this to us and what it all means.”
26 And Jesus replied to her, “The One that speaks with you even now, I AM so Anointed.”
17 If any one desires to practice coming into At-one-ment with God’s will and consciousness, through contemplative prayer and deep meditation, they will be able to perceive and understand directly in their Selves concerning these teachings, whether they come from God’s Mind, or whether I speak from my egoic psychological self.
35 This is how all people will know that you are of Me—if you Love each other.
12 I tell you with certainty, whoever trusts in Christ will do the things I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than me.
26 I have told them about You, and I will continue to tell them about You, so that your Love that has been in me may also be in them, and that they might realize that Christ is in them.
16 While Paul was in Athens waiting for his companions, he was overcome with anguish and was deeply pained when he saw all the idols scattered throughout the city, symbols of Deity which were being worshiped instead of God.
17 So he went to the churches to try to persuade the Jews and other worshipers there, and every day he went out into the streets of the market and public square and social media forums to speak with the people who were gathered there.
18 And he also met a group of philosophers from various intellectual traditions and had a conversation with them. When Paul told them about Christ consciousness and how people could be raised up in their consciousness to at-one-ment in God, and how their being could be restored to ultimate union in Life as taught and shown by Jesus, they laughed and sneered at him, “What is all of this mystical psychobabble? He’s saying literally nothing that is logically coherent.” Others ridiculed, “He’s seems to be asserting Gods that are wildly disconnected and foreign to our historical records.”
19 So they grabbed him and brought him to the high council in the city, where they asked him, “What can you tell us about this unorthodox teaching you’re giving?
20 “Because it seems you are saying some very strange mystical nonsense, and we want to know what all of these new things are supposed to mean.”
21 (All the residents and foreigners in Athens liked to spend most of their time in the social forums talking about or listening to the latest and newest ideas.)
22 Paul then stood up in the middle of the high council and opened his mouth, saying: “Athenians!! In nearly every way you are overwhelmingly religious, pious, devout, and sincerely devoted, but I perceive that you do not know what it is you’re even worshiping.
23 “Even while I was walking around the city and saw the temples where you worship, I came across a plaque that had this engraving: ‘HOLINESS TO THE LORD, THE HOUSE OF THE LORD.’ And yet, few of you say you directly know the Lord that you worship there. This is who I will tell you about right now.
24 “God is the Power that formed the whole Earth and all things that are in it and around it and through it. As the Owner and Possessor of the entire universe above and all material things here below, God does not live in temples that are constructed by any human hands.
25 “And God cannot be ministered to by human hands, as if the Universe needed anything at all from us who live in it. No! Quite the contrary, the Universe and its Laws already give to everyone and everything their Life, and Breath, and all things that they have and that they need.
26 “From a singularity Natural Law burst forth and created all things in the universe and all of Life throughout the cosmos and upon the whole surface of the Earth, even all of humanity, each and every one having its appropriate times and seasons and limits of living.
27 “And in the time each one has to live, it is natural for them to seek their Maker, that they might consciously sense and feel their way towards their Source in communion, to actually find and know this Lord in themselves, even the Ground of their very own Being. And this is not at all distant from any one of us. How could it be?
28 “As one of your own poets, Epimenides, once said, ‘For in God we live our Lives, we move our Bodies, and exist as conscious Beings.’ Even another of your famous poets, Aratus, wrote, ‘We are of God’s own kind and nature.’
29 “Since we ourselves are of God’s own kind and nature, we should not think that the Divine is any particular physical external thing or object like the materials of the Earth, or even like any other symbolic image or idea that may be formed in the conceptual human mind.
30 “In previous times humanity did not understand these things, but now Nature is teaching us that all people everywhere can and should change their minds, adjust their consciousness, and actually come to know their Lord and Source of Being in themselves.
31 “Because there is a day coming when every person will surely die, and will return to their Source to be known perfectly by that One in plainness. And it has been shown to us with certainty that this can be done during life through the resurrection of One from spiritual death and ignorance to a purity of Life and Knowing.”
32 But when they heard Paul talk about the resurrection of the dead during life, some laughed and ridiculed him again. Yet there were others that said, “We want to hear you talk more about this later.”
33 And so with that, Paul left that high council meeting.
34 Some of the people who were there followed him and believed in what he was saying, including Dionysius, who was a member of the high council, and also a woman Damaris, as well as several others.
1 Because of God’s infinite Compassion and Love, I strongly urge and encourage you, then, brothers and sisters, to yield yourselves and offer up your “natural man” and “carnal mind” self as a living sacrifice, which sacrifice is Holy and Sacred and well pleasing to God, and this is real and true worship.
2 And don’t follow after the trends and popular notions of the world today, but rather be transfigured in God through the complete refinement and restoration of your mind to its pure and undefiled state; and then you will be able to discern and know the excellent, joyful, perfect and complete mind and will of God.
14 But the “natural man,” in its egoic carnal logical analytical rational intellectual self-aware consciousness, often cannot accept or make sense of the things of the Spirit of God. For these things can seem like utter foolishness, absurd, illogical, irrational, unreasonable, silliness, and ridiculous to that typical state of consciousness, and it can’t perceive or know or understand them. They can only be searched through and examined well by one’s Spiritual mind and consciousness, which is more holistic, creative, intuitive, abstract, non-linguistic, and imaginative.
(See also D&C 50:22; 2 Nephi 9:28; Isaiah 55:8-9)
15 Indeed, Spiritual consciousness in the human mind can search through and investigate all things, but this consciousness cannot itself be searched and examined by any egoic mind or analytical consciousness.
16 For “what egoic mind has ever known the mind of Christ consciousness, to teach it anything wise or enlightening?” But we understand these things because we have Spiritual minds of Christ consciousness.
(See also Isaiah 40:13-14)
1 My Family, I could not speak to you as people who are Spiritually conscious, but rather as people who are ego minded and are caught in the errors of the egocentric psychological self, just infants yet in the Anointed Christ consciousness.
2 I had to speak to you words that were like milk to drink, and not solid foods, because you couldn’t yet process it in your minds. Your minds are still not ready to consider these things.
3 You are still egotistical and deluded by the self-centered consciousness. Because even as people feel resentful, hostile, and are unhappily averse to other people’s possessions or qualities, or greedily desire and grasp at them for their own, and there is contention, angry fighting, bitter disagreement, heated bickering, and mean arguments and debates that cause divisions between people, is this not egotism? Are you not still acting with a consciousness that is still the carnal “natural man,” which is self-absorbed, self-interested, self-seeking, narcissistic, self-important, self-admiring, self-regarding, selfish, and conceited?
4 Really, if one person says, “I like what Bryce teaches,” and another person says, “I’ll only believe Joseph Smith,” and someone else says, “Well, I follow Gautama,” and yet another says, “I’m fully with Pope Francis,” and again someone else says, “But I only like Sam Harris,” are you not still trapped in your self-deceiving, society-dividing, self-obsessed, arrogant, and uniquely vain human self-consciousness that thinks its own ideas are the right ones?
5 Who, ultimately, are Bryce Haymond, and Joseph Smith, and Siddhartha Gautama, and Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and Sam Harris, and so many others, except merely human teachers through whom you have learned some truth and come to trust it and have confidence in it, even as this One Creative Universe has delivered each of their gifts and talents into humanity.
6 I may have planted a seed of truth, and Harris may have watered and fertilized that seed, but it is your Life in the One that has made it grow within your mind and consciousness, to ‘enlarge your soul,’ to ‘enlighten your understanding,’ even as Joseph Smith and Gautama taught.
7 So it is neither the person who plants the seed of truth, nor the person who waters and digs about that seed, nor the person who points out how it enlarges and enlightens your understanding. They are all nothing! They are not what is important, ever. It is the Source of your Life and Light in your own consciousness that causes the enlargement and enlightenment of that Truth in your Being.
8 Those that plant and water and fertilize and dig and teach and point all have the same purpose and goal in One—to help point you towards the Light of Truth within you—and each one of them will be rewarded for the fruits of their hard work, as will you.
9 Because sincerely, we are all working together, every one laboring towards Truth, in this One Creative Universe. Indeed, YOU ARE the very Life and Sustenance of this Divine Universe, the “farmer’s field” in which all Truth is planted and harvested; YOU ARE the very Materialization and Incarnation of our One Source, the “building” that is constructed and edified within all of this Wonderous Creation.
10 By the deeply humbling Gift I’ve been granted by our Source of Consciousness, as a wise designer or expertly skilled architect might do, I’ve pointed towards the foundation of those deep concrete piles, and now others may build on top of that foundation. But whoever builds, even each and every person, should take utter care, attentive observation, and contemplative consideration of how they are going about building on it.
11 Because no one can put down a different foundation than the one that already exists, that is already laid down for us, which is this——the ‘I AM that Saves and Liberates’ our Minds and Souls and Bodies from that egoic self-centered unconsciousness that we all have, even the ‘Anointed One’ of that Pure and Perfect and Wholly Complete Being which we ALL are deep within our very own Selves beyond our frail and broken psychological superficial selves, just as Jesus and Gautama and many others have shown and taught to us for ages.
12 So if anyone builds on a different foundation with gold and silver, and expensive granites from Canada, and fine marbles from Italy, and exquisite cherry or walnut woods from various forests around the USA, like the “sticks” and “straws” in traditional fables,
13 every such outward material workmanship built with human hands will eventually be revealed and recognized plainly for what it is; for that Day of realization and awakening in your consciousness will unveil it in the true Light, even by a Fire above the brightness of the sun. And by that Fire, you will discern and recognize the authenticity of all such workmanship, and on what foundation it is built.
14 If the workmanship of the building endures and survives that Fire upon the foundation where it has been built, then that builder will be commended and rewarded for having so constructed their structure.
15 But if any workmanship is burned to the ground in that Fire, the builder will suffer to the depths of their soul, even great losses, damages, and injuries in that dark night, but even so will still be saved and liberated by that Fire in consciousness, even as fire refines and purifies.
16 How is it that you cannot perceive and ascertain that it is YOU your Self that is the true and living Holy Temple of God, the Source of our very Being, and that the Spirit of Life and of this Divine One Source lives right within the living Holy of Holies of YOUR very own Self, your Mind, your Soul, your Body, your Consciousness? that Christ’s Spirit is YOUR Spirit that animates the entirety of your own Life?
16 Don’t you see that YOU are the House of the Lord, even the Temple of God, and that the Life and Breath and Spirit of God Himself lives within you?
16 Do you not know, and can you not see, that YOU are the temple of God, that sacred edifice, the very real Holy of Holies, and that God’s live-giving Spirit, Christ’s spirit, even the breath of Life, lives within YOU?
17 If any human ego attempts to defile, corrupt, spoil, or destroy this Temple of the Divine Life that YOU yourselves are in the least degree, then that Divine Life itself will eventually tear down that ego completely to the dust of the ground. For the House of the true and living Life of this Universe and Creation is the Most Holy One, Sacred, Sanctified, Saintly, Pure, Sinless, Consecrated, and Most Gloriously Beautiful ONE that exists, and You are That! That is your true Self!
17 If the “natural man” corrupts, defiles or destroys the Temple of God, God will destroy the “natural man,” because the Temple of God is Holy, Sacred, Pure, and Perfect, and that is what you are!
18 Don’t let your egos deceive, beguile, or seduce your own consciousness into believing that you are anything other than This, the ONE, even as that egoic “serpent” did in the very beginning. If any of your egos think they are so very smart, intelligent, learned, intellectual, lettered, or wise as to the things pertaining to humanity’s dualistic knowledge, ‘supposing they know of themselves,’ then you should soon allow your egoic consciousness to become unlearned, unknowing, unwise, and emptied of ALL those worldly objects of consciousness, so that you may be filled to overflowing with true Wisdom from the nondualistic One Source of our Life and Love and Consciousness.
19 For ALL those ways of mind and intellectual understanding among most of humanity are for all eternity absolute nonsense and nothingness and emptiness when one has the mind and consciousness of the ONE. As it is written in the Book of Job: “One consciousness catches those who think they know in their very own false wisdom, and the extensive counsels of that ego who ‘struggles and wrestles in God’ are brought to a swift end” (Job 5:13).
20 Or again, as the Psalmist notes, “One consciousness knows that all the thoughts and designs of the human ego since the beginning are devoid of the real and absolute Truth, and evaporate like a breath on glass” (Psalm 94:11).
21 On account of all of that, therefore, let not a single one of you talk with excessive pride or satisfaction about the things they’ve learned from any other single human person whatsoever! Because ALL things are yours, even now,
22 whether it is through Bryce, or Joseph, or Siddhartha, or Jorge, or Sam, or by scientific study of the Cosmos, or the biology of Life, or the dark night of Death (whether egoic or biological), or the Present moment of now, or things that will come into Present awareness, they are all yours even now, and you can grow into the Truth from them ALL.
23 You are ALL of this ‘Anointed’ Christ-Buddha-Vishnu-Messiah-Laozi-Manifestation-Virgin Point, and the Body of Christ-Buddha-Vishnu-Messiah-Laozi-Manifestation-Virgin Point is of the ONE Eternal God Being that is this Reality of the Universe.
27 You are all the Holy, Perfect & Pure body of the Infinite and each one of you is a reflection of this Oneness.
22 Those who do not Love and embrace as One their own Lord and Master, the I AM within that saves them and liberates them from their ego, even their most Holy and Pure Self, then they will remain bound by the ego, held captive by this son of perdition and destruction, and experience the deepest sadness, alienation, and suffering, even until death. For their Lord has come, and is right here, because it is the real YOU!
20 My ego has been crucified as was Jesus’ ego, and this “I” no longer lives. But I still live, and it is the true I, even Christ, that lives in me. And I now live in this body with conviction as a Beloved Son of God, who gave its ego up for the true I.
24 Those who are Christs have crucified their natural man and carnal mind with its aversions and cravings.
21 If you have truly heard and understood Christ, and have been taught by Christ, then this is the truth that is in Christ:
22 You must put off the “natural man” ego-self, that familiar old creature within you, which defiles and destroys you because of its false desires and illusory cravings and attachments that engulf your mind,
23 And be re-established in the Life and Breath and Spirit of your Pure mind,
24 And you’ll be endowed with new clothing, putting on a new Man in yourself, even a new creature in Christ, created in the very likeness of God’s image, even in Godliness and true Holiness.
(Compare Mosiah 3:19, 27:25-26, 2 Cor. 5:17)
5 Each of YOU should have the same kind of mind and consciousness that Jesus had:
6 Although he had God’s form, he didn’t selfishly cling to his divine nature and equality with God as some kind of great prize he’d won.
7 Instead, he emptied his mind entirely of all such thoughts and took on the nature of a selfless servant, being just like other men.
8 And as a man, he humbled his egoic self and was submissive and yielding to the point of death, even surrendering his will to death on a cross.
9 And because of this, God exalted him to the highest heaven, and gave him a new Name, which is greater than any other name,
10 Even the name of Christ, for which every knee will bow, even all things in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
11 And every tongue confess that Christ is the LORD, Yahweh, the Great ‘I AM,’ the True Self, even the very glory of God the Father.
7 The peace and rest of God transcends each and every thought of the mind, and it will keep your hearts and minds in Oneness with the Anointed.
25 For which I have been made a servant, feeling compelled by God to be so, to give to you the fullness of God’s Word:
26 The Mystery, the great Secret, that has been kept hidden from the egoic minds of humanity since the beginning, is now realized fully only by God’s Saints, the Holy Ones.
27 Because God gives them direct understanding, from among all the people of the Earth, the abundant glories of this one Mystery, which is this———Christ is in You———this is our glorious faith.
28 This is who we’re talking about, encouraging every person, and explaining to every person, how to attain this transcendent experiential knowledge, so that we may stand with one and all having each realized their complete perfection in Christ.
3 For your egoic constructed self is dead, and your true life is even now secretly in oneness with Christ in God.
4 When Christ, who is our true life, is revealed, realized and made known, then you will also simultaneously be revealed in oneness with him in profound beauty.”
3 Don’t let anyone fool you in any way, for the Anointed Presence will not come to us unless a complete dissociation comes first, and our own egoic carnal “natural man” self is made known, the kin of death and destruction;
4 Which is the adversary and it thinks it’s greater than anything that is considered Sacred, or that is revered; such that we think it is who we really are, our true Self, sitting in the Holy of Holies of our mind, making us believe that it is our true God.
1 This is a letter from Paul, a messenger sent by Jesus Christ, feeling commissioned and directed by God, even by our Savior in Christ consciousness, which gives us confidence and joy,
2 I’m writing to Timothy, my sincere son in this faith—may you have loving-kindness, may you have compassion, may you have peace—from God our Source, and Christ our true Being.
3 When I left to go to Macedonia, I encouraged you to stay in Ephesus so that you could tell the people there that they should stop teaching old understandings and false ideologies anymore, things that we now know are not true,
4 or spending so much time idolizing as literal truth old mythologies and doing neverending family histories and genealogies, which can just bring up contentious speculations and debates. These things don’t edify people or help them come to know God and do God’s will.
5 Rather, the whole goal and purpose of our teaching is to be filled with Love, and share that Love, even the Love that flows naturally from out of a pure and clear heart, mind, and consciousness, and a genuine sincere desire to commune with God.
6 Some people have completely missed this central purpose of the Gospel, turning instead to meaningless analyses, technical ramblings, and useless discussions.
7 They want to be great scholars and professors of the law of God, but they have little personal perception or firsthand experiential understanding of the divine realities of which they speak, yet they speak so confidently.
7 They are always increasing in knowledge but never able to come to know God.
3 By the power and virtue of the Divine Godhead we’ve been given a fullness of everything having to do with His Life and Godliness, through the direct experiential knowledge of Him who has called us by the name of His own Glory, Goodness, and Purity.
4 Through Him we have been given an Endowment of the greatest and most precious Holy Spirit of Promise, which is to become One with the Godhead, having completely escaped the corruption and defilement that is in the world because of the thoughts and desires of the “natural man” self within us.
(Compare Alma 5:37–42, 55–60)
19 And because of this experience we are sure in knowing the thoughts of God, through prophecy, which is our coming into the consciousness of God, and it would be beautiful if you brought your own mind into that same consciousness. This consciousness is like a light that shines in the dark night of the soul, and continues shining until the morning breaks and the Bright Sunlight of Christ Consciousness arises in your heart, mind, and soul.
20 Here is the main point that you should know: no true prophecy of the Holy Word comes from one’s own egoic intellectual interpretation in the human mind, from the “natural man’s” rational translation and logical explanation.
21 No true prophecy has ever come to a human through their own egoic will, through their typical mental faculties and drives. But rather Holy people spoke in God’s voice only as they were brought into oneness with God’s consciousness, even as they were carried into it and inspired by the Spirit of God’s Being deep within themselves.
1 The law of outward rules and regulations is only a symbol of Joyful things ahead, a foreshadowing or indication of future Realities; it is not the Truth of Reality in itself. Because of this, following these laws will never, ever, ever, obeyed for all eternity, bring worshipers to realize their Perfection.
1 Faith is a trust in realities which we cannot know with our intellectual rational minds, which can become a realization of realities that we cannot perceive with our natural eyes.
2 This is what many ancient people experienced and of which they testified.
39 All of these ancient people testified of the power of faith, and they’ve been honored because of it, but some of them did not come to consciously realize a fullness of that promised perfected state of oneness that faith can lead to.
40 But today our Source has taught us something better through Jesus, a more efficient and productive way, so that we can consciously realize our complete perfection and full awareness of our oneness together with all beings.
1 Look how great the Love is that the Father has for us that we should be given a new name: Son or Daughter of God. Accordingly, everyone else doesn’t know who we are, because they don’t know Him.
2 Beloved of the Father, we are right now Sons and Daughters of God, but we don’t yet see or know what we will be in the future. What we know is that when He shows Himself and is made known, we will be the same as Him, because we will see the same as He does.
3 And every person that has this hope and expectation in Him will purify themselves, the same as He is pure.
7 Beloved Family: may all beings Love each other, because Love comes from God. Accordingly, all Beloved being and creation is born from God, and that being who Loves may know and perceive God in themselves, and is reborn in God as God.
8 Those who do not Love cannot know and perceive God in themselves, because God is this Pure Love.
12 No human ego has ever seen God; but if we love others, then God is present within us, and that Love is our final perfection.
16 We have come to know and perceive the Love that God has in us, and to trust and have full confidence in this, to believe in this, because God is Pure Love. Those who are Present in Love, and continue in that Presence, are in God, and God is in them. They are One.
20 Look here and see for yourself! I AM right here at your own door knocking; if anyone can hear my own voice and will open their door, I will come into them, and we will share in the most intimate and greatest feast together as One Being.
21 To each and every one that so conquers and overcomes their self I will give to sit down together with Me on My throne, even as I also conquered and overcame my self and am right now sitting down together with My Father on his throne.
22 Those who have ears to hear, let them hear and understand what the Spirit, the Breath of Life and Truth, is saying to those who have gathered.”
10 Then I fell down in front of His feet to kiss and worship Him, but He said this to me: “Please pay attention! Do NOT do this! I worship and serve the same Master as you do, and all your fellow humans, who hold to the same witness as Jesus had. Let’s worship God! Because the Living Breath-Spirit of the Divine Mind and Consciousness is what also bore witness of God to Jesus.”
4 And they will see the image of His countenance, even His Name engraved upon themselves.