Prophet or Madman

Prophet or Madman

For Those Who Would Have Eyes To See

posted by Chris Johnson

 

When I first heard Our Creator tell me that I was to write
about and teach unconditional love to this world, my first thought was, “To whom?”
When I looked at life through the filter of my human ego mind, (i.e. the
judgmental mind we use to form most of our perceptions,) I had trouble believing that the world
was ready to accept that everything and everyone was/is part of one whole. Regardless
as to what religion one follows, if you believe that there is only one source or
point of origin, then it follows that your God has to be the same God that
others worship as their God. They may have a different way of honoring or
worshiping source but ultimately, everything and everyone is still connected
and part of the tapestry of Creation.

 

Somehow this simple truth has continued to elude or be accepted
by the great majority of people in this world. For the longest time I was asking
myself, “How is it possible for the majority of people to be so unaware?” The
answer that came to me was, for the most part, mankind is taught to be unaware
of the Spiritual Self or Ultimate Truth through their exposure to religious and
educational beliefs.

 

In retrospect I now realize that my primary purpose in this
world was to help present an understanding of not only who we are as Spiritual
beings but also to present and understanding of the mechanics of Creation
itself.

 

That being said, I would like to add, I am not here to
convince or convert anyone of or to anything. What I share is what I have been given
to share and is for those who have an interest and are seeking. Ultimately, we
all must follow our hearts and go where the heart leads us. For some, that will
mean that they will move to greater levels of understanding and for others
(those who can only see through the eyes of man) many will leave this world as
empty as they came in.

 

In Prophet or Madman I wrote that in each moment we have the
choice to interact or react. By that I meant that we have the option to participate
with an awareness of God from the awakened state (interact) or remain asleep
and go through motions from past programming (reacting).

 

For those who wish to experience more than they currently
believe is possible, you may find there are times when your past programming
must be addressed.

 

Albert Einstein, perhaps one of the greatest minds that
lived in this world, understood this enough to say, “You can not correct a
problem with the same mindset that created the problem.”

 

When this tenet is viewed along with the law of attraction
it is the beginning of understanding the declaration, “As you believe, so shall
it be.” will always ring true.

 

A thought occurred to me the other day. That thought was to
write a series of blogs that present another way of seeing life in and beyond
this world. For those who are interested in entertaining another way of seeing.

 

The blogs will be based on notes taken by a study group
where I discussed in detail a book that I wrote Prophet or Madman.

 

The subject matter will look at creation from the vantage
point of thought, energy and matter all being part of something that is working
together. I can not promise anything other than you most likely will entertain
thoughts you might not otherwise have considered.

 

Regardless of your path or what religion you practice, if
you wish to awaken yourself and live awakened in this world you will have to
struggle. More to come…

 

Love and Light,

 

Brother Bruce

 

Prophet or Madman

Something I Found Interesting on the Internet

posted by Chris Johnson

What follows is a blog posted by The Atheist Missionary dated Monday, February 23, 2009. My response to this blog follows. 

The future is now, the past is the present and I am confused ….

I have decided to substantially edit this post because the article underlying this discussion is fairly complex.

My interest in this topic was motivated by Dan Falk’s In Search of Time which is a popular science treatment of the enigma of time. After discussing some of the freaky implications of Einstein’s theory of special relativity, Falk refers to Hilary Putnam (born July 31, 1926), the American philosopher pictured to the right. Putnam used the absence of a universal “now” to argue that future events are fully predetermined. Falk goes on the explain as follows:

“Let’s say that an event – an election, for example, is in my future, but in your past. (Again, though it may seem odd, this is quite plausible in special relativity, depending on our speeds and the distances involved.) Putnam argues that at the moment when we pass, I am obligated to consider “real” everything that you consider real – including the results of the not-yet-held election! (Not yet held from my perspective that is.) This clearly plays havoc with our traditional ideas of free will and the “openness” of the future. And it’s not just the future that gets an overhaul: by a similar line of reasoning, I am obligated to regard “as still real” events that seem to lie in my past but that may be in the present from your perspective.”

If you are interested in reviewing Putnam’s article Time and Physical Geometry from the The Journal of Philosophy Vol. 64, No. 8 (Apr. 27, 1967), you can access it at: http://faculty.washington.edu/bonjour/556/Putnam.pdf

The future is as real (and, more to the point, is as predetermined) as the present and the past. If that doesn’t blow your mind, I don’t know what will. If I was a fundamentalist Christian, I would find this proposition more threatening than the theory of evolution.

I will be discussing the philosophical implications of quantum mechanics in future posts but I need to figure out quantum mechanics first.

My response to this blog by Brother Bruce

Wow! I like you’re your subject matter and feel that you are heading in the right direction. To explain the nature of Reality does indeed involve looking beyond this linear dimension where time and space get in the way of our true awakening.

I believe that very few in this world have begun to see or understand that the only way we can truly know our Spiritual selves is when we go beyond thought/thinking. Modern science is indeed getting closer to the answers when it moves to the quantum field. In the book that I wrote Prophet or Madman I said that “God created a perpetual system that would move infinitely within the eternal moment.”  I would say that an understanding of quantum mechanics is necessary to comprehend what that one line means.

When looking at religions, I believe that they like everything else in these world religions serve a purpose and have a place. I also believe unless any religion moves the individual to beyond thinking relative to a judgmental mind, they must be released or they becomes anchors that prevent the experience of awakening they that purport to bring about.

Getting back to the quantum mechanics, Einstein once said;

“To a physicist, the past, the present, and the future is nothing more than an optical delusion of consciousness, albeit a persistent one.”

From the experience of being present with source beyond the limits of time and space, I can say that Einstein was right. The view most people accept as reality is an optical delusion of consciousness.

I recently read something that demonstrated scientifically why man can never get a true complete understanding of the Eternal Now Moment. What I read was regarding the examining of a quark. Apparently, while studying a quark they were amazed to discover that the properties of the quark were altered simply by the observation of the quark.

I have often said God (the consciousness that is the totality of that which is) can not be intellectualized but it can be and is experienced. The fact that you and I are communicating tells me that life exists not only within my sphere of being but also outside my sphere of being. Upon further examination from the viewpoint of seeing life as consciousness I have no problem with the statement I found in the Bible that says we live, breath and have our being in the body of God. To those who have ever heard Jesus say, I and the Father are one, I would ask you, if God is the totality of all that exists, would that not mean all of humanity could make the same claim?

If I offended anyone with that last statement let me say it was not my intention to do so. Personally, I believe Jesus, along with other masters, came into this world to save mankind by teaching them to awaken to their oneness with God (that which is beyond all perceptions.)    

Regardless of your path or what religion you practice, if you wish to awaken yourself and live awakened in this world you will have to struggle. More to come…

Love and Light,

Brother Bruce
Prophet or Madman

Blessed and Favored

posted by Chris Johnson

Working at Daddy Dee’s ice cream parlor for the last 6 and a half years, I have had the good fortune to speak to people from various parts of America and also the rest of the world. I say ‘the good fortune’ because meeting people from other places with other beliefs offers an understanding that can only come from open and honest conversation. I remember for example, one afternoon a few years ago the shop was completely empty of customers when a gentleman from Israel walked in. As was often the case when people from different places meet, we both had a natural curiosity about each other.
It did not take long for the conversation to move to the spiritual realm where we got to exchange and share our thoughts about God. Being that my new friend came from Israel and had a Jewish background, there was a certain degree of hesitation on his part to share openly with me.
I believe his hesitation stemmed from the fact that I had a Christian background and spoke of Jesus. At first the mere thought that I was going to try to convince this man that he was on the wrong road seemed to erect a wall between us.   
Once I shared the spiritual view that God had shown to me however, the wall between us melted away like the snow on a warm spring day. From that moment on it genuinely felt as though we truly had a meeting of the minds. At the end of almost an hour of conversation my Jewish friend (spiritual brother) said something that deeply moved me. He said; “You know, you and I think alike.”
What I found through that beautiful exchange was only through total and honest communication with mutual respect can we truly understand each other as well as ourselves. In that moment I could not see any real differences between myself or any other person on this planet.
As a child, I remember questioning Life and often thought about God. One question that always troubled me was how many Gods could there be. Logic told me that if there is one God that is the Creator of all that is then all people and all religions had to come from the same source. Once I accepted that there is indeed only one God/Source and that God/Source is Unconditionally Loving, I then was faced with another question that would not go away.
The question I speak of is, how could anyone or anything be more blessed or more favored in the eyes of an Unconditionally non judgmental God?
The obvious answer that came to me was, if our Omniscient Creator wanted to have everyone live with the same belief system it would not have created such a diverse matrix.
The truth is, it is impossible for someone or something to be more blessed or more favored by an Unconditionally Loving Creator. Just as you would love the cell in your toe as much as the cell in your eye God loves all of His/Her children equally.

More to come…

Love and Light,

Brother Bruce

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