A response to Samuel Barnett-Cormack and the process of being guided by outward ideological constructs.

A response to this piece published here: https://quakeropenings.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/religious-privilege-a...


Hello Sam,


Thank you for this piece. Reading it has helped bring further clarification about the nature of the appearance of the inshining Light upon my conscience and consciousness. It is discovered to me a life wherein human relationships are not guided or governed by the process of identification with outward religious and political ideological constructs or contrivances. For example, I am come out of the process of reflecting upon the outward concept or notion of Privilege to inform and guide my relationships with other people; and, through the appearance of the inshining Light itself in itself, upon my conscience and consciousness, I am come into a way of being or consciousness that is guided and informed by the impulse and motion of the Light itself without regard for outward ideological constructs. It is the relative motion or illumination of immanent Presence itself in my consciousness and conscience that guides my relationships. This impulse or motion is not ideological or of the nature of being lead into outward political and religious ideological constructs or contrivances like Privilege. This works practically in this way. There are times, like now in this writing, wherein the Light or immanent Presence or God is manifest with an intensity. This increase in the motion or illumination or manifestation of immanent Presence is, in itself, my guide and informs my interaction with you in the act of writing this message.


The relative inward witness of the increase and decrease of the measure of Light in my conscience and consciousness informs my interactions with others. There are also times wherein, during a specific interaction with another, the motion and witness of immanent Presence dims; this dimming informs me my interaction has run out of or is running out of a consciousness anchored in and a conscience informed by the inshining motion and impulse of immanent Presence; and that a turning back to the impulse or back into focus upon the Light itself in itself (repentance) is the leading of the Light. The process and function of the appearance of the Light does not lead me into a specific political or religious ideological construct to inform my relationships and interactions with others. The leading is the relative illumination or impulse of the inshining Light itself in itself upon my consciousness and conscience. In my relationship with immanent Presence, I do not know being led into a specific outward religious or political construct or contrivance. In fact, I am led out of the very process of being guided or informed by such outward forms in matters of conscience and human relationships and into the sole and sufficient guidance of the inward impulse, motion, and illumination of immanent Presence itself in itself without regard for outward relgious or political ideologies, institutions, organizations, leaders, Ministers, elders, etc.


So, asking me to enter into and participate in the process of reflection upon outward ideological constructs to anchor my consciousness and inform my conscience in matters of human relationships is asking me to go against the very essence and nature of the motion and impulse of the inshining Light upon my consciousness and conscience. Essentially, for me to participate in such a process is to usurp the prerogative of the Light itself to guide and rule my relationships with others by turning my mind from the inward motion and impulse of the Light itself and giving rule and governance to outward forms. To do so is to go against my conscience … which is sin.


Now, for conscience sake, none of this is meant to suggest that you or anyone else should or must know this witness that is discovered and is being discovered to me in the Light. These words are my testimony to my witness in the Light. It is the prerogative of inward movement of the Light upon the consciousness and conscience of others whether they are come into a cordial witness to this testimony.


To the extent that you and others admonish the profess the prerogative of immanent Presence itself to rule and guide human relationships, we are in fellowship and unity and share common witness. To the extent that you enter into the process of reflection upon outward political and religious ideological constructs to inform and guide human relationships is the extent to which, for conscience sake, I can no longer participate in to process. To do so would be to go against my conscience which is sin.


It is my hope that this laying down of my conscience will help bring some sense of were we may find commonality and were our respective witness does not know synchronicity.

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