“One man betrayed with a kiss. In the name of Love…”
“Religion is belief in somebody else’s experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.” Deepak Chopra
I have long held a document with this title – waiting for the story. Today is the day! I had always thought the story would be about the Bible. And it will be. Bible speak. Ha ha. One day March 2014, I found myself in Calgary with a day to fill with whatever my heart desired. My daughter was both volunteering and competing in a karate tournament – held in a well-equipped Recreation Facility surrounded by commercial development. Every store and chain imaginable was within a few minutes drive. The large Empire City Theaters caught my eye. It was just before noon when I sauntered into the building. This was a first on two counts. I had never walked into a theater to see what was playing – usually check listings online. I noticed that there were several others doing the same. They all chose to return for later showings. I was keen on finding one right now/then. I arrived at the cashier at noon. Two movies had both officially begun: Need for Speed & Son of God. I asked the cashier for guidance in the choice? She instantly informed me that Need for Speed was not getting good reviews. So I took her advice and bought a ticket to the Son of God. The very first time I was watching a movie alone, without friend or family accompaniment, in a Theater. It felt very luxurious. I was on a movie marathon at home so this fit right in. Added bonus, a significantly sized popcorn. At home, I was usually too lazy to make popcorn for myself. Lovely Treat! I let my intuition guide me to this movie experience.
Instantly questioned, “why am I watching this movie?” It felt like I have already seen it. It was the story of Jesus Christ. I had read that one so many times…in different forms. I had seen Jesus Christ Superstar many times – a Family of Origin Favorite! The Soundtrack cassette tape repeatedly enjoyed until it snapped. I even read Jesus The Book by Durga Holzhauser/Frank Eickermann. It was a fascinating read. I highly recommend. It described the resurrection as the result of herbal remedies expertly applied as Jesus’ death was imminent. Extra attention was given to Jesus’ relationship to Mary Magdalene – loved it! The different perspective was ultra refreshing…
So I turn down the volume of these questions…kind of annoying. I would just watch the movie. Let me see what I could enjoy. Well Jesus was kinda cute… tee hee. See photo above. The makeup artist had colored his lips in the early scenes more pink than was natural, emphasizing how kissable they were. A little fond of Thomas too. He was the only one with Northern European light coloring. Can you tell I was single? Good Lord above…
I had come to understand that I had this quirky trait that I named the Scribe Sign. I could be doing anything in life: in a conversation, reading, watching TV/movies or You Tube videos, listening to talks on the computer. Hit by a sudden, strong urge to write down what I had just heard. Often it was just a sentence. Sometimes it was a title for a future story. It could be anything. Every now and then, I was urged to scribe a long passage. Usually it was a teacher/speaker of some sort. It could be passages from a book. Very rarely, I was urged to write it out by hand. I interpreted this Scribe Sign as my dowsing rod for Truth – to me anyway. When I handwrote it, I took it to be a stronger Truth. In case you do not know what a dowsing rod is, it is a stick, often forked, that is used by a skilled person to energetically detect water, or other elements, underground. Invisible forces act on the stick which transmits vibration to the handler. Kind of like Magic. By Magic, I mean something that is not seen with the physical eye. I use the word Magic very tongue in cheek. A lot of our physical world acts via invisible forces. Microwave Oven – joke. Shocks me that whenever my microwave runs it upsets my wireless music streaming through my built in speakers. Disrupts the Magic! Do I understand? No. Energy is not visible to the naked eye but is very perceptible in other ways. Within the human population, there is a wide variance to the ability to detect the invisible forces. I have noted that those without the ability will have difficulty understanding the special abilities of those who can detect energy or invisible forces. I will leave out the Physics lecture for today but feel free to explore that topic if it interests you. Quantum physics has been known for over 40 years and in my opinion, everyone benefits by delving in sometime in their life. It helps to bridge the Gap – I do not mean the clothing store – between magic and reality. I use both terms loosely. Very important concept in Quantum Physics is shown quite simply in this video by Dr. Quantum – Double Slit Experiment.
I want to state right here that I am not sure that I would recommend the movie Son of God. I was very drawn to see it. See it if it calls to you but I cannot really recommend it. It was funny to hear myself tell the other parent Chaperone this following the movie. What is right for one is not necessarily right for the other. You know?
So the line that triggered the Scribe Sign in me was:
“The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak.”
Really strong reaction compared to my usual. Once I heard this sentence, I transformed from movie watcher to writer. I whipped my phone out and started tapping thoughts into a Note – for most of the rest of the movie. You are reading the result…
My addition: increased energy/higher frequency energy requires the body to adapt. Rest, nutrition, exercise, peaceful/loving mindset is required.
My translation: Your spiritual body is willing and able to absorb higher frequency energy but the physical body in its 3rd dimensional form must adapt to enable it to hold the higher frequency. Attention to peaceful/loving mindset, rest, nutrition and exercise evolves the body to hold higher frequency energy over time. Also worth mentioning that when the connection to your own spirit/true self/higher self is not strong or ignored, the body often suffers medical ailments. By cleaning up the connection, opportunity for optimal health is recognized/enjoyed. But…Mind the Gap (title of another story). There can be a lag between old self and new, optimized self (physically). Most people do not feel physically well during this Gap and can be confused about its origin. Stay the course, let go of Fear and embody the new higher energy – Love. The physical body takes care of itself as you move along.
The other line is: “Don’t be afraid. Everything is possible with God.”
My addition… BTW – you are God. Fear is the opposite to Love. When you are afraid, you prevent the higher vibrational energy.
My translation: Love is the opposite to Fear. Embrace Love. Love is the essence of a Human Being. You are God/Universal energy/Source energy. You are limitless. Your beliefs are your main limitations. Let go of your limiting beliefs to understand your infinite potential. You have the power to choose beliefs, actions etc in each moment.
A song called No Limits by Joshua Mills (featuring Beckah) has been on my playlist for over a year now. Great beat. I believe that your playlist has healing/transformational abilities. Choose your songs mindfully. It really belongs right here in this Story.
Many other lines were stated in the movie. Well known lines of Scripture. I found it interesting that only four – keep reading – ignited the Scribe sign. I created my own Bible In a Nutshell. A short, concise version. Could these four sentences stand alone for the Bible? I toy with this idea. They almost do in my opinion. Maybe add, Love everyone. Certainly, some interpretation is still required.
You are welcome for my Translation Services by the way.
I take notice of a conversation between Pontius Pilate and his wife. She had a dream forewarning that an innocent man would be killed by her husband. She recognized Jesus as that man. She told Pontius that Jesus was different from any other that he had executed in the past. He would regret his decision. Pontius answers that Jesus only thought he was the Son of God. He’ll be forgotten in a week. Ha ha to that idea. Two thousand years later… Epic fail… My 13 year old son speaking now.
I sobbed during the last moments prior to and during Jesus’ crucifixion. I just let it all out. I am not sure if this occurrence actually happened but we are all templated with this story. I want to let go of the template. That is my intention as I cry in the theater. At some point, we need to be present to Now. Two thousand years later, what the Fuck have we learned from this story already?
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do.” I perceive this as the answer.
Ignorance is bliss?
My translation: Taken from the words of Maya Angelou – when you know better, you do better. Connect with yourself to truly experience for yourself. Hard to do when you do not believe it could be possible to be like Jesus. It is a Catch 22. At some point, you will have to take a Leap of Faith and then Mind the Gap. Since the Flesh is Weak. Doubt Yourself, you are back to square one. We are all connected, in my opinion, so when we are immersed in the Fear and Doubt energy around us, it is like quicksand preventing us from stepping gracefully into our Optimal Evolution. My Hypothesis: if people could at the very least adopt a Live and Let Live attitude, it would enable those wanting to break Free to do so. Then they can serve as an Example to follow.
I am more detached from the story than I have ever been with prior exposures. It seems almost ridiculous that human beings could ever have played this out. Could a man preaching love and truly modeling it be convicted and sentenced to death for such fundamental human love? Was his Love Lost in Translation? What would happen to Jesus should he came again as some expect. My prediction: he would be committed against his will to a Psychiatric Institution. Perhaps he/she walks the streets today, over-medicated and blind to his/her own True Identity. I am Joking but it is no Joke. Too much Love can be misinterpreted by those perceiving Life through the lens of Fear. The Linear thinking with the Fear perspective becomes non-linear as humans move up the Energetic Vibrational Scale into the Love perspective – especially after 500. See the photo of the Scale of Consciousness (above). With my experience with Mania described in the story Sharing My Crazy, I can totally relate.
3. Theology, the crime of assuming to oneself the rights or qualities of God
4. irreverent behavior toward anything held sacred, priceless, etc.
One man’s Blasphemy is another man’s Truth. Catch 22 … again. For someone who does not believe an average human can possess God-like qualities, they cannot accept the Truth. Just play along with me here… They are operating in fear/scarcity mode so that messages of love/abundance are not perceivable to them. The Laws are built on false foundations so the Truth would look like a Felony.
“All great Truth begins as Blasphemy.
The time to challenge your most sacred beliefs is at hand. If you don’t challenge your beliefs soon, your beliefs are going to challenge you.“
Tomorrow’s God, Neale Donald Walsch
“Live and Let Live.”
Can we not accept that there are different perceptions and perspectives? What if we really are God (Universal Energy or Source Energy)? Then all of a sudden, the people who convicted Jesus of claiming to be God are looking a little silly now aren’t they? Remember when people commonly believed the earth to be flat? Seems weird to us now, but…There was a time when it was felt to be an undisputed fact that the earth was flat. When something is outside of your Perception, it is hard to Believe until it somehow comes into your Perception. I wonder what would happen when we stop all concern about what others believe and just focus on ourselves?
“(Thomas) stop Doubting and Believe.”
It was following the resurrection that Jesus said this to Thomas. Remember the term “doubting Thomas”?
My translation: Connect to yourself – meditation/stillness or whatever way works for you (time in nature, exercise, music, art…). Believe in Yourself. Your heart’s desire is a signpost to your Soul. Follow your Heart’s Excitement to find your Soul’s Purpose. Believe in You. Trust your own Intuition. Something that has not been embraced by the collective consciousness (as I perceive it) in past generations. Aboriginal cultures have always embraced it. When we all do this, we transform and the world transforms with us. Trust when you are inspired to do something that somewhere in the world is someone to receive that action. That is what I tell mySelf. Peace, Love and Harmony are the result. If you are doubting yourself, it is a sign that you are not fully connected to yourSelf.
I felt a big Ah ha moment at this point. Where does doubt come from? It is my belief that Doubt is the most potent retardant to Human Evolution at this Time. It is hard to believe something that is outside of one’s perception. The strongest antidote to doubt is Actual Experience. It is easier to Believe when Experience has shown you. That … is where the Bible falls down!! For generations, we have been spoon fed a story. The story rarely connected with one’s own Experience. I encourage you to believe in yourSelf –the artist formerly known as God (Source energy/Universal energy). Through that connection, you will know the Truth. Your Truth that is. Which may not be the same as another person’s Truth. I do not believe there is a one-sized fits all Truth in existence. What a relief!!! Just Feel that. Each person has to have their own Experience. It has proven unsuccessful to think others will believe with Blind Faith. People need to be Enabled to have their own Experience…
That almost sounds Blasphemous now, doesn’t it?
Mary Did You Know by CeeLo Green.
Song played during the credits of Son of God. Beautiful Song…
It ends…”And the sleeping child you’re holding is the great I AM.” We are all the great I AM. Somehow it got Lost in Translation.
How the Lord of the Rings Should Have Ended. (2 minute, 18 seconds long video). Hilarious!! You. Must. Watch.
A group of the Fellowship of the Ring distract Sauron with taunts and insults (including mooning him – haha) while Gandolph and the Hobbits ride on a large flying bird. They fly over the volcano and drop the ring into it. Gollum dives in, catching the ring but meets his doom in the hot lava. Dialogue that follows:
Gandolph: Yes, it was
Hobbit: Can you imagine what it would have been like if we had walked the entire way?
Another: Don’t be silly!
Another: Oh my gosh…can you imagine? That would be ridiculous…
(laughter from them all)
Someone: Yeah, one of us might have died. (thick accent)
I can hear it now, how the Bible should have ended. The storytellers say, “Imagine if everyone took us literally and thought that only one person could be intimately connected to God. We could only connect to God through one man who died 2000 years ago. Ha ha ha, that would lead to a huge power struggle and mass confusion now wouldn’t it? We’d be in the dark for thousands of years waiting for him to come back!! Ha ha ha. That would be so hard. Nobody would understand who they really are! Crazy! Ha ha ha…”
Maybe you can come up with a better version than the one I include here. I would welcome it!
Just to spell it out for you, it is my belief that each and every one of us is invited to connect directly with God or Source Energy or Self (highest version). Many people alive today feel that connection every moment in a real tangible way. I am one of those people. When I expressed this while manic, my thoughts were “Lost in Translation” and I was locked up for 30 days. When people have made that strong connection to God, some do so with the prior template of the passion story of Jesus Christ. Some of them see the connection and call themselves Jesus Christ. Ever notice how many Jesus Christs there are in Psychiatric Institutions? I wonder what that is all about? My direct experience notes that it is more old school to think you are actually Jesus Christ. The latest trend in Mental Illness (could also be described as a Spiritual Crisis as the higher levels of energy start flowing through the body – flesh is weak, remember?) recognizes that we are not personally Jesus Christ but connect with the Christ Consciousness. We are one with God or Source energy or Universal Energy or Self. A cleaner connection to the energy of all that is. To say it is Exciting is an Understatement. It is Physically Overwhelming in my Experience…
Live and Let Live.
Live Long and Prosper. – Star Trek Vulcan philosophy. Could not resist. OK, maybe not Bible material but funny! Still…not a bad idea. Isn’t Canadian Money a work of art? The $5 bill is no exception.
So that is what came down for me while I watched the Son of God. A story I have seen, read, heard thousands of times. Maybe I am exaggerating. Me? But this time was different…
Angèle’s Bible in a Nutshell:
“The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak.”
“Do Not Be Afraid. Everything is Possible with God.” And You are the Artist formerly known as God.
Live and Let Live.
“Stop Doubting and Believe.” … in Yourself.
See above for Translation!! There. You’re Welcome…
Do you think that would fit on an index card? I am probably dating myself now.
Aside from the Bible, I have developed a little mantra:
I Figure Out How. I Know That I Can.
The St. Patrick’s Day edition March 17, 2014. I had connected to an artist’s quote, I don’t know how but I know that I can. In my weekly Yoga class I recognized the need to Upgrade this repeated Mantra for Myself. Why am I repeating that I don’t know how?
My Belief is We are Limitless…and yet we have so many limiting beliefs and mantras that we perpetuate. I feel an air of expectancy that this little Upgrade will Bear Fruit so to speak. Will show itself as having an impact in my life very soon.
I add: Was tickled as I look at this phrase Bear Fruit nine days before the Blog was Conceived. Wow!
…and it is Easy.
P.S. – Saw the old movie Field of Dreams March 17, 2014. I recommend it. It has messages relating to those mentioned in this story. Claims to be Fiction but I am starting to see all Fiction as having a base in Reality… Comes down as somebody’s Inspiration.
Fun Fact: The movie was based on the book Shoeless Joe whose author, W.P. Kinsella grew up in Edmonton, my current city, from 10 years of age. He originally titled the book Dream Field but the Publisher changed it to Shoeless Joe.
Rumor: The Field of Dreams was inspired by Edmonton’s Telus Field. I know many people who have experienced ghosts in that field!! Coincidence? Who knows…
“If You Build It, They Will Come.” I have been receiving this message in relation to Edmonton as a Spiritual Destination for quite some time, similar to Sedona, Arizona etc. Coincidence?
April 5, 2014: Today I am wondering if it is my website??? Conceived March 24, 2014. Note how close it is to my mantra change on March 17. I Figure Out How. I Know That I Can. And it is Easy.
April 15, 2014
Have to include this excerpt from an email I received today from Gustavo Castener of Ascended Relationships Facebook page.
“What am I? Am I the bulb that carries the light, or am I the light of which the bulb is a vehicle?” -Joseph Campbell
Our ultimate destiny as humans is to see how much Light/God/Source we can let flow through us. The way that we do this is by increasing the wattage we can handle while we strengthen our connection to Source.
A 60 watt light bulb can only handle so much light/love/abundance/power/creativity/intuition before it burns out. Our collective Soul Purpose as humans is to increase our wattage so we can go from 60 watts to 75 to 100 to 1,000 to 144,000 and in the process we get to LIGHT UP and shine our light onto others and the world.
He has suggestions of how to do this. His website: www.ascendedrelationships.com
There are Infinite Ways to do this in my opinion. But I like this Analogy. It is what I interpret the Bible to mean when it said The Spirit is Willing but the Flesh is Weak. We cannot handle the increased energy without taking appropriate measures. Follow your own intuition when you ask yourSelf what can you do to be the highest version of yourSelf: To do what makes your heart sing. You wake up and are energized to move into your day. I believe there are Infinite Roads that lead to Heaven … on Earth.
We are the Doctor and the Patient.
Wrote March 16, 2014. Edited and added most illustrations March 13, 2015.