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Ecumenicalism is the promotion of unity and cooperation between distinct religious groups and denominations in Christianity and in the larger sense the unity among all
religions worldwide. Jesus modeled this by associating with all people and
castes. He shows us unity by showing us the silent witness inside that sees the
Divine and Beloved in everyone's eyes.
He was not interested in converting people to his way of thinking or
selling real estate in heaven, but to guide people who were ready to go deeper
into themselves and the spiritual experience of unity. The spiritual experience
can't be taught, but Jesus offered a way to the experience, where God's pure
consciousness could be felt. Jesus showed a path to the ocean of God's pure
consciousness, a journey of transformation to be in harmony. His consciousness
takes us beyond the world to an ocean more real than the world of senses. Yes,
the Kingdom of heaven where the world of opposites, good and bad does not grow.
Jesus cuts through the nonsense that people use to offend, condemn and separate
people to comfort the offender and the people offended. He showed us how to watch our own minds and
not to judge other minds. The pairs of opposites, good and evil hold us to the
shore while Jesus shows us the ocean of pure consciousness, which is the way to
the other side beyond the pair of opposites. Jesus told us parables, because
one cannot tell people or describe what it is like in heaven beyond the mind in
the ocean of pure consciousness. Christ consciousness leads us to it, but it is
up to us to dive in to see for ourselves.
Jesus does not tell us what to do. He takes us to the edge of
possibilities and we choose to dive in or not. He does not seek us out, but
assist us when we are ready.
There are many advantages to having a sanctuary within where one can retreat at any time to an ocean of pure consciousness where one is introduced again and again to the joy and peace of pure love. It is in a state of love where one attains a
higher awareness and a spiritual experience in the here and now. The higher states of mind exist along side
the lower dimensions, but the higher levels are more loving, creative, and
inclusive. The Divine wisdom not to judge those that judge and not to exclude
those that exclude others comes from the higher layers of the mind. This
spirituality is first experienced within then that person sees the divinity
within every other person. This witnessing of Divinity is pure love in the here
and now. “Love your neighbor as yourself."
First one witnesses the love inside then in others because one can't give love unless one has love. Love is a positive force with a purpose in the core of everyone's heart. It gives a spacious, free quality to
the mind because it is without restriction and accepts without judgment. It is
not trapped in the mind because it is witnessing the mind in spirit. Observing
the workings of the mind does not impede it in anyway, but makes it sharper.
The silent witness watching thoughts rise and fall on the ocean of pure
consciousness soon dives deep within where everything is calm and at
peace. We can't get rid of other people
with their judgments and condemnations, but we can go beyond them. Self-love is
self-accepting beyond the physical in joy, peace and harmony, a mind that that
is efficient and aware. There is no way to this love and happiness because love
and happiness is the way, but the art of witnessing the mind can enable us to
use every activity of body, mind, and spirit to aid us on this path of love.