The Faith of a Mustard Seed Can Change the World: a Law of One and Christian Perspective

The following is a brief email exchange from a friend and me, Doug Esse.  May we all surrender to the fire of Love!
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Gospel of Thomas, Logion 20:  The disciples said to Jesus, “Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like”. He said to them, “It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky”.
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Doug wrote to a friend in an earlier email: There is so much here to unpack as this is a brilliant analogy that Jesus draws.  First, notice that Jesus is saying that the Kingdom of Heaven is not in the future nor in another place, as many Christians presume.

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Jesus is saying that the kingdom of heaven is here, now, and it is accessible in the smallest, most humble of things.  Just look around and with the lenses of perception cleared, we can see the kingdom of heaven right here “disguised” as our world, our life.

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Jesus and the Ra group speak about how important faith is for developing the heart and higher energy centers.  Faith is linked to hope and a “knowing,” gnosis, that what is requested by a person with pure intention, the universe will provide a response.  Just as an artist works with their medium to create something beautiful and meaningful, the person wielding faith makes changes in consciousness that can reverberate not only at the micro level,  but also the collectively level. 

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The prepared soil is equivalent to chakra clearing through working efficiently with our daily catalysts, forgiving self and others to release karmic entanglements, and living our lives grounded in gratitude that we are awakening to who we really are: the Infinite Creator on this side of the veil within the consciousness bandwidth of third density.  

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Faith is the psycho-spiritual structure by which we create an opportunity to access the sixth chakra, often represented in literature as birds or the “spirit” part of the mind-body-spirit complex.  Notice that as faith grows, birds-as-spirit, descend, rest, connect, and remain at the ready to take flight for further growth and deeper adepthood. Through faith, we can tap into Intelligent Infinity and use Intelligent Energy to do the Creator’s will on Earth.”

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Friend responds: “I am still not on board the Christian train though I am fully on board the Jesus as a teacher of a path train.  I think current understanding of Christian is something different than what I understand and I just don’t want to tie myself to (my heart screams no).  That said I have full faith in the understanding that all is one.  Do you think that is still faith even though there is no godhead to speak of?  How do I make my intentions pure?”
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Doug: Hi! Thanks for sharing.  I would love to know more about what parts of the Christian train you are not on board with.  Likely, I’m not either.  The current understanding of Christianity that holds that  Jesus had to die for our sins and that there was a kind of magical transaction on Calvary is really not authentic Christianity, I don’t think.  It’s certainly not one that Reverend Doctor Cynthia Bourgeault and Richard Rohr, OFM, and many other of my heroes believe.
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I believe nothing changed on Calvary  but everything was revealed: that divinity unfolds in our universe through the ongoing and eternal process of self-transformation.  All things die and all things rise.  Loss and renewal is the only way the universe as the manifested “body” of the divine creates.  This kind of wisdom was indeed revealed in other religions but never so grand a presentation on the global theatrical scene as through the Jesus Event (my opinion).  The “Christian” revelation is not supposed to be contained within any one tribe or people but rather fully displayed for all to see and respond to within their own lives. Christianity, then, is not a religion to join but a lifestyle to be lived: one of service, humility, vulnerability, courage to take a stand, to be in solidarity with the marginalized, to become that which we already are–>Love-In-Action. 
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However, one does not have to believe in a Godhead.  You are in the Godhead.  For me, the Godhead is the mystery behind the unity of all things; and unity is NOT uniformity (like many Christians believe: you just have to believe exactly like we do and you’ll be saved…) but rather unity is diversity maintained and protected by LOVE.
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The word, “Faith,” is not very clear in English.  We can say, “my Christian faith,” but that isn’t “faith,” but rather a “belief system.”  That is not what I mean by “faith,” and I don’t believe that Jesus or the Ra group meant that either.  “Faith,” instead, is like a delicious combination of hope, will, and love all wrapped up together in a kind of “complex.”
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Hope, Will, and Love that when combined, form a new arising, a new singularity= Faith!
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“Complex” is used by the Ra group to state a kind of “gestalt” that forms when two or more ingredients go into making a new arising.  Think of how two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, which are whole in themselves, combine to create water.  Water is a new arising, a new gestalt, that is greater than the sum of its parts.  Thus, what I’m saying here is that “faith” is the “complex” of the ingredients that go into such a concept.  Hope, will, and love combine and create that phenomenon that we know as “faith.”
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the fool archetype
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That is why the “Fool” archetype is often used to symbolize “faith.”  Notice on that tarot card that the face of the “Fool” is happy, joyful, hopeful.  The journey itself is propelled by love; a love that does not come from the “Fool” herself/himself but rather through the Fool, for it is the Love of the One Infinite Creator or divinity.
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Notice that the Fool is taking a step towards a cliff and is in complete trust that their footing will be true and the ground provided.  It takes “will” to keep going forward even though we can’t “see” with our third density minds. It takes “will” to continue identifying and surrendering our Floating Self’s needs so that we live from our Anchored Self and thus become more in union with our Higher Self and with the Logos, of which we are all parts.
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Floating Self: False Self, Image Self, Egoic Self, Needy Self, Insecure Self, Overly-secure Self. Anchored Self: True Self, Whole Self, Christ Self, Soul, Secure Self, Who you really are below the layers of different identities.
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One great way to do this is to become mindful of when we encounter negativity from ourselves (stinking thinking) or towards others. Are we transmitting more negativity or are we able to transform that negativity into positivity or at least neutralize it?
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Finally, it takes hope that we are being led and that we are participating in the divine flow.  So, if have faith that all is one, then there is “hope,” “will,” and “love,” all wrapped up in one.  When you live your life according to that foundational faith statement, then you are living a life of faith.
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When we live from this kind of faith and act in the world as agents of unity and union busy building bridges and mending relationships between “God’s parts,” then we cease praying and become a prayer, cease to love and become love, cease to being warmed by divine fire and become the fire, itself.  
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In my opinion, this is what the Logos was trying to tell the world through the person of Jesus when the latter said, “”I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!” (Luke 12:49). The Gospel of Thomas (Logion 10) parallels this: “Jesus said: I have cast a fire upon the world, and see, I watch over it until it is ablaze.”
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The whole world, the whole of humanity, is destined to become ablaze with love, as we surrender more to the Love energy that is being activated at the macro-cosmic levels as well as the individual levels within our hearts.  That’s the fourth density energetics engulfing our existence, calling us to become the fire that will transmute third density living and understanding into fourth density unity and union.  We are all alchemists in the great work of building the “kingdom of God,” through allowing the divine flow of love to move in and through us into the world.
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So… can we become sparks of this love fire? Where is our “yes” to this divine invitation?  To the degree that we can will ourselves into the “yes,” grounded in hope and love, then that is the faith that consummates the yearning of the Logos within us to seek and become one.   May It Be!
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We are just like Jesus when we allow Love to come in and through us, into the world

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