The Alternative Gospel John Baldock Written for readers of all religious persuasions, this new interpretation of the gospel story shows how the events described by the gospel writers - from the virgin birth of Jesus to his ascension - offer us expansive images of a cosmic process.
"A sign of the continuing evolution of human consciousness is the re-emergence of our synthesizing mind from the shadows and our growing awareness of 'wholes' – not only in our increasing realization of the underlying interconnectedness of all things, but even in the endeavours of our conscious, analytical mind to find the ultimate Theory of Everything."
"In the One Reality there is only One Healer, One Teacher, to whom we all have free and instant access."
"In many religious and spiritual traditions we find the nonduality of the universe expressed in terms of a single cosmic power, which is both the origin and infinite totality of the universe….the causal force manifests itself without in any way compromising its essential nonduality."
"The I AM, the One, is the 'Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.'"
"We are all invited to consummate our inherent oneness with Reality….Knowingly or not, we are all involved in our own process of self-realization, of spiritual expansion, all of the time."
"The One Reality creates the diversity of the natural world without compromising its own unity."
"All is One."
"Interconnectedness permeates all things visible and invisible, the Many Are the One."
"The Will of God seeks to accomplish itself through our human will as the self-expression of our essence."
"Wherever you turn, by certain traces which wisdom has impressed on her works, she speaks to you, and recalls you within, gliding back into interior things by the very forms of exterior things." St. Augustine, De lib. Arb II, 41
"Interconnectedness permeates all things visible and invisible, and binds the Many inseparably to the One."
"What each of us learns individually contributes to the learning process of humankind as a whole."
"Direct experience of the One Reality is itself the One Teacher."
"While each of us is a unique human being, we are all equal in essence."
"Myths give form to the wisdom and insights of the collective unconscious which, on emerging into the light of day, become our own inner wisdom reflected in the mirror of our conscious mind."
"The life of a moment and the life of thousands of years, your life and the lives of all creatures seen and unseen, is one." Leo Tolstoy, 'Esarhaddon, King of Assyria'
"We cannot separate ourselves from the creative power of the Spirit. Whatever we do, wherever we go, the Spirit is there within us."
"When we are most in need, when we feel at our most powerless, or when we are at our most fearful, our spiritual essence will endeavour to make its presence known and reassure us that all will be well."
"Actually there is only one single energy, one all-encompassing motivating force which lies at the root of our life's activity." Opening quotation, from a 1564 Preface to the Taoist text 'Can Tong Qi'
"The Divine Will, Wisdom, the Spirit, the Word or Logos, or whatever else we like to call it, permeates the cosmos, giving it both form and life."
"According to the principle of 'ask and you will receive', spiritual food is freely available to us all from within ourselves."
"Collective or perennial wisdom is the foundation stone of all religious and spiritual traditions, through which it expresses itself in the form of universal truths."
"The One manifests as the Many while never ceasing to be the One."
"What we are looking for lies within us. Or, as spiritual tradition tells us: 'What you are looking for is what is looking.'"
"The self (the individual human being) is an aspect of a greater Self (the Spirit or universal I AM)."