In my presence is freedom from the abstract intellect.

Abstract intellectual discussions and theoretical interpretations are the incantations of the reflective consciousness that bewtiches and enchants the natural mind into a lack of faith in the direct immediacy of my presence. This consciousness holds firm to outward institutional, ideological constructs, and practices as a basis for spirituality. It does not know or speak another way. It must rest in outward thoughts, feelings, and desires about me rather than rest in me directly. 

I am the transformation of the reflective consciousness to a spiritual consciousness that knows me directly through the candeling of consciousness by the light of my presence in all things, events, and circmstances. Living in my presence is the shattering of outward ideological and institutional idols and practices of the past and future.

I am the cradle holding firm in between past and future and carrying you through. In me there is no need to look back or to gaze toward the future. I am the beginning and the end.

In my presence is all things hoped for. Open to my presence, embrace it, and you will know a faith in the mystery of a consciousess anchored in and a conscience informed by me rather than a faith anchored in the abstract intellect and theoretical interpretations of outward scripture and doctrines. Deepen down into my presence and know me directly ... experientially ... experimentally. I am the ever reproduceable faith experiment. In my presence you know the Life directly; without need of outward teachers, insitutions, theologies, philosoplies, practices, politics, etc. birthed by the abstract consciousness falsely promising eternal meaning. 

When a family member dies ... I am the sauve that will soothe the outward pain. When you are in a frustrating job situation, I am the peace that will bring peace and resolve. When life is pleasant and going well, I am the conscience that will soothe the outward attacks of pride. In all things, hold to the immediacy of my Presence and you will know the peace of eternity. 

I am eternal consciousness even in this life on earth. I am the salvation from the pain and meaninglessness of bondage to outward religious theories, institutions, and practices. If you would know me ... retire into my presence in everything you do in every moment ... and watch.  Then speak me ... not about me.

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