This is my first annual Progress Report on how far I have come since I started my Blog a year ago. It began as a journey to discover what I actually believed about my faith in the Bible, vowing to keep an open mind and to be free in declaring what I found. My first post was titled Metamorphosis, reflecting the Avatar of my Blog, a Butterfly; in it I tried to capture the idea of transformation and change….the question in my mind being: What is the Bible, and how does it reflect on mankind? Is it the literal word of God, or merely a collection of myths and stories expressing ideas of ancient man?

 

In this past year my quest had led me on a path of searching out knowledge; it has taken me from looking for the origins of DNA in the evolutionary schema, to the realms of the cosmos and its beginnings, which then spilled over into the depths of the human psyche with all its mysteries. In all my discoveries I have remained true to my vow of “transparency”: to declare truth in all that I find…and in doing so I am at a very different place now then I was a year ago.

 

One of the greatest of my revelations occurred just the other day 3-17-11, almost exactly one year from my Blog’s inception, this awakening was the realization that in order to fully understand the nature, and purpose of the Bible it had to die as the literal word of God and be viewed as what it truly is (a collection of myths), before it could be reborn in a higher dimension and viewed as the grand Archetype of the whole human experience. Instead of the Bible being viewed as a literal account of human interaction with God which has countless problems associated with it…I now read it as an account of how mankind experienced who and what they thought God was, thus finding parallels with other cultures that had similar ideas of god in their own myths with many of the same concepts mapping onto Archetypes common to all of humanity.

 

This death and rebirth process can be likened to the metamorphosis of a butterfly in which the caterpillar must die before it can be transformed and reborn as a butterfly; only through this death and rebirth can the Bible be viewed from the higher dimension of Archetypes. For me, this involved plunging myself into reality, and only now have I reached the end of the first leg of my journey, but it is an end that was needful to be reached in order to view the Bible as what it truly is, in turn revealing the depths of its origins…that being the grand Archetype of the whole human experience…now this is where the second leg of my journey begins…..

 

 

8 Responses to “Progress Report”

  • Humans naturally come from the context of the dog.
    Transitioning is the process we go through when we leave the domain of the dog and go into God.

    Jesus explained the nature of this age as opposed to the next age: “…the sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, but those who are counted worthy to attain that age—or heaven—and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage.

    Nor can they die anymore; for they are equal to the angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.”Luke 20:34-36.

    He again shows the life of the wicked:
    “For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away; so also will the coming of the son of man be.” Matthew 24:38-39.

    Jesus was saying here that at his second coming, the people would be absorbed with dog things and blind to heavenly things.

    The Father opened to me the nature of the dog. The dog is one who has no spiritual reason.
    His life is about eating, drinking, breeding, barking and peeing. Dogs pee on what they are claiming as their territory.
    They are continually peeing out their opinions and prejudices onto others, and fighting for new territory to dominate and control.

    This is why Jesus said, “Do not give what is holy to dogs, nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” Matthew 7:6.

    How could I expect the dogs to understand me, for they only know their own lusts. You cannot explain holy things to dogs, for they cannot comprehend the transition. To them we are dreamers, and foolish. To us, they are simply dogs who bark and bite and eat the flesh of the dead things. They buy, sell, and eat. Their god is their belly. They roll in poop and dead things, thinking it makes them smell good. I am making this very graphic, but this is how God sees.

  • Rose:

    Hi W.Bent
    And the point of your comment is???????

    • Hi Rose:

      I find your experience quite facinating… What do you think happens to spirituality if there is no god? What is spirituality anyway? Do you think the Native Americans and their views of The Great Mystery Spirit are valid? Or do you just ignore all that tradition as well? Do you feel attached to nature in some spiritual way? These are questions I have about you and for you. I wish you much happiness as you venture to paths unknown…

      Namaste,

      Mystykal

      • Rose:

        Hello Mystykal

        Glad you stopped in for a chat 🙂 The post you are commenting on was written over two years ago, so quite a bit has change in my thinking since then.

        You ask what I think spirituality is? Well, from all my observations it seems that what people view as spirituality varies so greatly from person to person its origin must occur in the mind. Our life experiences is what shapes and forms the way our brains think and perceive the world around us. What seems to be a spiritual experience for one person would not seem so for another. Individual experiences are only valid as pertaining to that specific individual, but do not apply to the reality of a “Great Mystery Spirit” actually existing. We each create our own journey that we travel through this life experiencing.

        The way I feel connected to nature is in the sense that the materials I am made of evolved out of the same materials that everything around me is made of, the atoms in my body are the same as the atoms from which everything else is constructed, only arranged in a different form and sharing different experiences.

        Gods were created to fill the gaps in our knowledge, as those gaps get filled with understanding the need for god shrinks to fill smaller and smaller spaces. God is not necessary for most of what we now know about the workings of the universe, so the connection between god and spirituality no longer exists. It’s not that I don’t want to believe in god, it’s just that there is no reason to believe in god for something that can easily be explained naturally. I can truly say my life is the happiest now then it has ever been, I hope yours is too!

        Take care,
        Rose

        • Hi Rose:

          I appreciate your response. I see where you are coming from. I understand your train of thought. I myself have had many personal experiences which I cannot explain as originating in my mind or as a perception which was self made. So I am more inclined to accept the idea that there is some inteligent mind which we draw from and that the stories which infer the return of some deity in the future are given as a warning to us. “There remains Faith, hope and love…” 1Cor.13
          I cannot understand what the point of faith is if it is not tied to something spiritual. So there is my thought on the idea. But I hope we can talk more in the future.

          Namaste,

          Mystykal

          • Rose:

            Hi Mystykal,

            Faith can be defined as simply having trust, whether it be in oneself or something else. The greatest faith one can have is to thoroughly and completely have trust in yourself … to be able to follow and rely on your own intuitions … to follow your heart.

            The only way any of us can understand what we experience is for it to be processed through our personal memories … everything originates in our own mind – it has to – there is no other way.

            Thanks for taking time to chat,
            Rose

  • […] limits. All questions were allowed. She describes one of her most significant turning points in her Progress Report on her blog, dated March 21, 2011. We “woke up” together – she after twenty-eight […]

  • Mark (Guido Fawkes):

    My first step into the mystery that is Rose.

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