Archive for February, 2012
Once a person steps outside the confines of their religious box and is open to the way life is specifically calling each of us to share and give of our talents and embrace fully our unique gifts, then we realize there are no limits to what we can do. The key to a full life is freedom, freedom to express every desire and inspiration that wells up within us no matter if you are male or female, allowing those creative forces to bubble up and flow out of our being like living waters. Embracing our whole selves with full integrity and sharing that oneness with others as we travel life’s path. It is only through total freedom to be yourself can one begin to realize their full potential, beginning with that first step of breaking away from the trap of religious bondage that blinds the eye. No advancement of knowledge or rising of consciousness can be made as long as one remains within the confines of religious doctrines and dogmas that only serve to dull the senses and stunt the growth of the mind. Life is an experience of growth and in order for us to grow our minds must be fed with knowledge; otherwise it remains bound in a limited environment like a prison, suffocating for lack of transcendent vision.
I have found in my own life that what I thought was freedom while I was in the grasp of the Christian faith, was merely an imposed false sense of freedom. What was preached as being saved from sin was really a captivating dogma that immersed me in idea that desires of the flesh were bad and searching for knowledge outside of the Christian faith would only lead one down the wrong path into wickedness. This pervasive idea that is taught in the pages of Scripture promotes the mindset that humans are born corrupt by the mere fact of having a fleshly body, and any desire your fleshly body has is automatically bad and needs to be terminated. Only through freedom from that mindset can one truly be released to explore who you are and be able to pursue a meaningful, fulfilling life. Instead of being trapped by the things you aren’t allowed to do because of religious doctrines, become a person who can strive to attain whatever your heart desires. Be all you can be, let nothing stand in your way as you walk the path of life.
The term entanglement was coined by the prominent physicist Erwin Schrodinger, one of the founders of quantum theory. He used this term to refer to the connections between separated particles that persist no matter how far the distance. If two particles share a common correlation whereby they influence each other that connection will mysteriously remain as a shared bond no matter how far apart they are separated.
I would like to use the same idea of entanglement and apply it to the relationship of bonding that is experienced with mother/child and identical twins. What every child shares with its mother is quite literally their flesh and bone, beginning with a single egg cell from the mother that becomes her child’s entire body. For that very reason I posit that because every cell in the child’s body had its origin in the child’s biological mother, and was nourished from the mother’s blood, an innate connection is established that allows the child to share a unique bond with his birth mother for life. The same holds true for identical twins who share the same original egg cell, many of whom exhibit an extraordinary ability to perceive each others feelings and characteristics, even when separated from birth. Any mother who has given birth to a child understands the profound depth of this bond is unlike any other relationship a person develops during their lifetime; your child is literally part of you. When a woman adopts a child from birth, the unique bond that is manifest from a biological child doesn’t exist because the entanglement of shared cells is missing. This is not to say that deep bonding and relationships cannot be established between non-related individuals, rather what I’m referring to here is the specific relational bond that is formed from entanglement.
An ironic twist to the concept of all human life being essentially flesh and bone of the woman is seen in the biblical story of human origins. Three major religions on the planet hold to the biblical account of creation, which states that God created woman from the rib of man, whereas in reality man comes from the flesh and bone of woman. The Christian faith has long propagated this teaching of woman’s mythical origin from Adam to keep her in submission to the man. Its premier teacher the apostle Paul uses Adams biblical order of formation as a weapon of submission to teach that the woman is to be in subjection to the man, and not to usurp authority over him. One of the main verse’s that is used to propagate this erroneous teaching, which has caused untold misery for women, comes from the book of Timothy.
1Tim.2:11-15 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
1Cor.11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
The more people are informed as to the truth, the less they will be trapped in the ignorance of religious teachings that only serve to enslave the mind and body. The truth will set you free from your bondage!
Until one frees themselves from the dogma of Scripture and is able to see the Bible as one of many stepping stones on the path to higher consciousness, they will remain camped on that particular stone, thus it becomes the end of their journey. The rest of the path is lost to their vision and the stone itself becomes the complete way. In my search for truth it was only when I was able to rise above the Bible and free myself from the bondage of its religious doctrines that I could truly see it for what it is. It in and of itself is not the whole picture, or the complete path, but only one of the many stepping stones that lead us on this journey of life progressing to an ever higher conscious levels as we continue on. When one becomes trapped in a mindset, no matter what it may be the rest of the world is seen through that perspective and its true nature becomes hidden from view. The Bible does not contain the whole answer anymore than the teachings of any other religion or philosophy. All the parts of the human experience are just that “parts” nested inside one another and together they make up the whole.
For many years I was trapped inside the religious box of Christianity and was admonished not to explore outside the parameters of the faith for fear of being lead astray. What I discovered a couple years ago is that there was and is a whole world of truth beyond the Christian stepping stone that I had camped on thinking it was the end of the journey. Now, I view the Bible in a new way, as just one stone of many laid down by those that came before me denoting their understanding of the world around them and where they were in the walk of life. If I confine my point of view to encompass only the narrow perspective of those that saw the world in a more limited way because of lack of knowledge, then I shut down my possibilities to continue growing and learning.
The plan and purpose of mankind did not culminate and come to an end with Jesus in the first century, as the Bible would lead one to believe, rather meaning continues to unfold as human understanding and consciousness progresses to a higher and higher levels. Much meaning can be derived from great literary works such as the Bible, but they are not an end unto themselves as many believe. It is only when we allow Scripture to speak from the age and time in which it was written that its purpose can be fully realized and that is of one stepping stone on a path of many on the journey of life.