What masks do we wear? What roles do we play? What self do we think we are? It is probably not the true Self. Coming out goes deep within.
Jesus became a symbol of the "Lamb of God," the flip side of the "scapegoat" of the egoic enemy.
Is it seeing a man with brown hair, a beard, and a white robe? Or is there much more to the "Christ" than this?
What is the relationship between mysticism and religion? It is perhaps a cycle, which begins in mysticism and ends in fundamentalist dogmatic religion, and politics, where it begins again.
Many traditions have a messiah who is thought will come to redeem them and the world. There is perhaps a mystical interpretation of this messianism.
Are we to strive for perfectionism, or are we to realize the wholeness that already exists within our true Self, our essential divine nature?
This fallacy says that people mistakenly believe that children are connected to the Divine in a similar way as those mystics who transcend ego. I don't think this is mistaken at all.
An addition to the BHT, when Jesus and Simon/Peter converse about the identity of Jesus and of inner revelation. 15 Jesus then said to his followers, "But who do you say that I AM?" 16 Simon replied saying, "You are Christed, the anointed One, an incarnation of the living and breathing God." 17 Then Jesus [...]
Does morality change with each culture, community, time, place, and situation? Or does it remain fixed for all eternity? Do I have a "bad dog"?
I have created a remix of the beautiful painting by Thomas Blackshear called Forgiven. It speaks for itself.