After Further Review . . .
If we look deep within our own hearts, we will begin to discover the meaning of the things we know, the things we don’t know, and with due diligence we may be able to discover the ability to make the very serious distinction between the two concepts. There must be a practical side to this wonderful discovery, and a huge part is to make the distinction between the things we know, the things we don’t know and even the things we don’t know we don’t know. So what’s the benefit? We have seen and even know of some people who are totally confused by the issues of “knowing” and then we find people
who make up stories about who they know, what they know, and then begin to relate to others what “they” obviously don’t know and why they are so stupid. Now we have the beginning of where “superior” people get the idea they are better than everyone else who thus need to be ordered about, told what to do, when to do it and how they should be grateful for their superiors direction. This discussion is in need of serious de-construction, and people like the above need to get a real life.
You see, the Spiritual Kingdom, also known as Troward’s Fifth Kingdom is one where Spirit reigns supreme within the heart and mind of each individual and does not advance its own issues, goals, and work. It is something that Phineas P. Quimby discovered while healing patients through the word of his mouth spoken in Truth that healed multitudes of people, including Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. It is the “Circle” of Emerson’s Essay of the same name that describes one “kingdom” after another, one experience after another, or one scientific principle after another each circumscribing the one coming before each new discovery each diminishing and rendering the prior discovery to a lesser value. It is the Spiritual Fifth Kingdom supplanting the Fourth Kingdom of the material world and establishing the “Reality” or the “Absolute” or the viable recognition of the meaning of what is available to each individual as a result of learning to make “distinctions” instead of lumping all thoughts and ideas into one conglomerate context of “thought” or even “New Thought” or beyond that to “Science of Mind” and “Religious Science”.
So here is what is available to all who subscribe to the above “distinction-full” living. It is the power revealed to Zechariah – the builder of the Temple – when he was told, “Not by might, nor by Power, but by my Spirit says the Lord of Hosts.” (Zechariah 4:6) Additionally, we have access to all the Love, Life, Light, Power, Peace, Beauty and Joy which makes up the essence of who each of us is, and what each of us is capable of demonstrating in all ways. This discovery by St. Paul is what prompted him to write a few distinctive phrases when he wrote to the Romans regarding the hope we have generated by the practice of discerning distinctions as mentioned above. “Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what is not seen, we wait for it with patience. . . . We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. . . . If God is for us, (distinctions in play here) who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?. . . Who will separate us from the love of Christ (within, accepted, appreciated, demonstrating)? . . . No, in all things we are more than conquerors (distinction makers, boundary protectors) through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:24ff distinctive excerpts). “
Is it any wonder that so much has been made of the Pre-Easter Season called Lent, the Easter Season itself with all the opportunities to refresh, restore, re-discover who we are as children of the most high God (Psalm 82:6) and be able to declare anew and again with St. Paul. . . .”For I am convinced (through the distinction process) that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Fulfiller of all Life and Law (distinction definition of ‘Lord’). our way in all that we think, say, or do.)
Happy Easter to all – May the resurrected presence of Christ fulfill your life and love as the perfection of all the distinctions you will ever need to draw in, around, and through your perfect Being right now!