I’m going to start with some theological basics. Because what we’re seeing happen is a manifestation of Satan’s power. When I say that word, I’m talking about the mysterious something or somebody in the universe that creates enmity between people. So when I attribute agency to Satan, I’m not saying there’s a little red man with a pitchfork running around, but simply that some mysterious inevitability creates systemic hostility in human relations. For…
Added by Keith Saylor on 8th mo. 20, 2017 at 10:00am —
The Witness that Stunned ...
I empathize with people who are come out of or who are coming out of a conscience and consciousness anchored in and informed by outward forms and are come into a conscience and consciousness anchored in and informed by the direct and unmediated impulse of immanent Presence itself in itself. Sometimes I find myself sharing the message of the sufficiency of the inshining Light itself in itself to guide and nurture human relationships on the… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 18, 2017 at 1:00pm —
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The Mystery - I am the Light
An important part of my experience or witness of the inshining motion of Presence is self-awareness being led out of dependency upon outward forms and into an embracement of and a growing into dependency upon immanent Presence itself in itself. This dependency is the experience of awareness… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 7th mo. 14, 2017 at 12:14pm —
The Infallible Mark
Studies from "The Christian Quaker ..." by William Rogers (1680).
Note: The spelling and sentence structure from the quoatations of Rogers behold has not been modernized.
"For though the Apostle saith, Gal. 5. 2. I Paul say unto you, if ye be Circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing, and Gal. 4. 9, 10, 11. But now after ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the Weak and… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 6th mo. 20, 2017 at 2:57pm —
There is a line set down by other people relative to a person’s relationship with and participation in immanent Presence. This line or wall is heavily guarded and fortified by the protectorate of outward forms. The outward weapons of this protectorate are religious and political ideology, theology, tradition, similitudes, practices, etc. The nuclear weapon of the protectorate is the abstracted “God” who speaks to them and tells them how to direct and lead others so that to not follow the… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 23, 2017 at 8:30am —
I am in the room with you and I am within you. Most speak about me rather than speaking me directly and in immediacy. Speak my name … I am … and there I am. To speak about me … to reflect upon me … is to turn from who I am and who you are in me to focus on shadows. Do not look for me through the written and spoken reflections, writings, and preaching of those who set themselves up as your teacher or elder. I am your teacher and elder and there is no other before me. Look and call upon me … I am… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 5th mo. 8, 2017 at 2:46pm —
I am sufficiency in itself to guide and teach you. When I am you and you are me all outward forms are laid down. I am then no longer an object to look at and rationalize and preach about. I am living being present in you in all things and in me outward prescriptions and creeds and those who teach them are of no value. They are of the old flawed nature. Do not look for me in the past or sometime in the future. Such is of the flawed nature. I am come again in this moment and I am present with you… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 4th mo. 22, 2017 at 4:54am —
I am the answer. I am the way. I am with you as you write and ruminate. Speak my Name before rationalizing and intellectualizing. Rest in my Name and own who I am. Say me, speak me, and I am there in your conscience and conscious. I am ever Present within you. I am immanent. Just speak my Name ... I am ... right now ... just speak it as you read it. Say ... I am ... rest in and own who I am. It is in the speaking and calling that I am manifest Light. Lay down rationalizations and simply speak… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 4th mo. 12, 2017 at 10:15am —
That faith we own and witness, is that which stands in Jesus Christ, the everlasting covenant of light, who is the light of the world, and this light we believe and follow; and by this we are led out of all the ways, works and worships of this dark world, and the effect of this light we witness by faith; and by this faith we deny all who say this light is not sufficient, without the teaching of man to guide in all the ways of God, and all such we deny, for those are they who know not the voice… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 3rd mo. 9, 2017 at 9:22am —
A Response to a piece at Transition Quaker: https://transitionquaker.blogspot.com/2017/02/stories-and-values.html?showComment=1488212565150&m=1#c6609527395080306459
It happens that people's meaning, purpose, and identity, are in relation to outward things like occupation, family, country, political and religious ideology and affiliation,… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 27, 2017 at 11:00am —
As a natural historian who has engaged in scientific study both as a paid researcher and privately, these examples of people (especially in government institutions that are funded with taxpayer money) justifying political policy under the pretense of flawed scientific results based on flawed and manipulated data sets, are always disturbing.
For your consideration:
Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 6, 2017 at 9:00am —
Some text pulled from "The Christian Quaker ..." written in 1680 by William Rogers, for your consideration and recommendation. Spelling and Usage has not been updated.
We acknowledge that we owe Obedience either Active or Passive unto this Magistracy; and that such obedience is as well grounded in the Light of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 3, 2017 at 11:30pm —
It is curious to me the author does not recognize the Quaker way wherein those gathered in the sufficiency of the inshining Light in the conscious and conscience are come out of these "types" or forms ("the mystical, the evangelical, the rational,… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 2nd mo. 1, 2017 at 4:52pm —
I do not share your negative conviction concerning the recent election. I attended the 1980 republican convention in Detroit as a young republican and witnessed the elation and exuberance of those who voted for Ronald Reagan. I also attended to and observed the tears and fears of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 31, 2017 at 12:24pm —
I wish to use the occasion of comment to offer and recommend a different way than the one you offer and will leave it to the conscience of others whether this way is more profitable to spiritual being than the one… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 30, 2017 at 12:18pm —
Yes, it is a blessing to testify to the witness that there is a different way than the way of gaining meaning and purpose through identification with outward political and religious ideologies and agendas and those teachers and ministers who profess and promote them. We share this different way with our millions of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 30, 2017 at 12:08pm —
The inshining Light in my conscious and conscience has discovered to me that I am come into the Light itself as the source of meaning, purpose, and identity in this world and has discovered to me that, by the appearance of the inshining Light consciousness will sustain upon the death of my body. I am come into salvation. I am come into the second Life.
In this Life, the professors and agitators of outward political, religious, and economic forms have no power. Their words of… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 1st mo. 24, 2017 at 6:23pm —
"We sometimes forget all the tools Friends have used to make this happen. We have used these tools for centuries. They are the ways Friends teach, learn, experiment, and realize a testimony (in the sense of “make it real”)."
"These are not methods to force… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 29, 2016 at 11:38am —
In a recent blog enters at Transition Quaker ( http://transitionquaker.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/understandings-of-god.html?m=1
) it is written:
"I hope that our commitment to diversity of religious belief and language might lead us to recognise that all of our views about God are limited, and need complementing by the differing insights and experiences of others. Instead of disputing whether God… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 23, 2016 at 8:48am —
George Fox, in his Journal, records that God led him to "recommend" established and settled Meetings. He then set out to successfully see this recommendation through. In the course of sharing this recommendation, it happened, that George Fox, and those first Quakers who followed his recommendation, went beyond his leading from recommendation to imposition of settled outward forms over against the consciences of other first Quakers who were once in unity with him. This impostition took the form… Continue
Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 11, 2016 at 4:00pm —