Nectar of the gods


It has been a long held debate on whether there is one God or many. The Abrahamic faiths hold to the fact that there is only one. This is why people have problems with the Trinity. Hinduism is believed to be polytheistic, though I read a piece by Deepak Chopra on Huffington Post where he said that Hindus believe in one God but they acknowledge all the false gods as well.

There are many gods in the world. Most of them are antichrist and don’t lead to the one true God which is reflected in those who walk in the Light and follow the Way. There are 7 billion people in the world and each person basically has their own unique perception of God. Atheists don’t necessarily disbelieve in God, they just reject the authority of the established church.

I wouldn’t be surprised if more atheists had faith in the Creator than people who sit in church pews. There are many atheists who follow Jesus. Since only the Divine knows the heart, we cannot judge who God has mercy on and “saves”. God is bigger than any religion.

People usually do their own thing and they always create a god that justified this. People have high standards, so they create a God with high standards, thus the need for a sacrifice. Jesus may have sacrificed His life but it was more voluntary than a substitutionary atonement.

True wisdom comes from a reverence for the Divine. It doesn’t matter than name, especially since names evolve over time and get corrupted. The Bible is a collection of ancient writings from centuries ago. Back then different groups were borrowing from each other; i.e, hebrews, hindus, egyptians, etc. We would have never heard of the ancient hebrew writings if some group called the Turkish Mongolians hadn’t invaded these lands and confiscated their scriptures and build a religion around them; first Judaism and then Christianity which was stolen from Judaism and turned Jesus into a god.

Jesus said only God was good. He didn’t claim to be God. But He lived in such close union with the Divine, being the chosen messenger for the ancient Hebrews that he led an exemplary life. No one is able to follow the law of God so perfectly so the next best thing is just make them a god and worship them; after they kill them and all the other prophets .

Unity in all religions


I have been following other religions, denominations, and new age thinkers such as Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer on Twitter-which is like going to a free University in and of itself.

Some Christians would freak out if they read that but it does enhance your witnessing if you study them. For this reason you have to have an intimate rlationship with your Creator or you could become unstable by being tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine.

1. All paths don’t lead to the one true God. The path is by faith through the grace of God.

2. It is widely known that not every one who professes Christianity follows the Christ. It is estimated that true followers may be as low as 20% or even lower.

3. It is also possible that those who practice other telling religions may be led by the Spirit indirectly. Try reading the Sufi literature for example. Or Emmanuel Swedenborg.

Jesus Himself said the Way was very narrow and few would find it. Basic religious teaching is the same and spirituality comes from God, no matter how it manifests itself. We are the ones who pervert the message.

This may sound too open minded but it keeps us from judging. It also reminds us that salvation is of God and whoever He chooses to have mercy on.

Before and after awakening: How finding God ruined my life


I saw something funny on a friend’s Facebook page the other day. It was a meme featuring the Will Smith in his Fresh Prince role from the 1990’s. The meme was captioned “how did you find God?” at the top. At the bottom was the opening line to the theme of Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire.

        “I’d like you to take a minute and sit right there as I tell you how I became the Fresh Prince of a town called Bel-Aire.”-Theme song to Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire. (1990-1996).

Before the Awakening

The meme got me thinking about everything I lost the last few years since my Awakening started in 2011. I used to be ambitious in my 20’s. I was going to church on my own for the first time. I also noticed most spiritual/religious types appear to be less ambitious. 

I too started losing my ambition and spent much of my 20’s and into my 30’s struggling with mental illness. On top of my growing lack of ambition, I had the spiritual insight that even the entire mental health field was just a game and had enough conviction to avoid medications.

This separated me from the church I was going to and ended up resulting in the end of my first marriage in my mid 30’s. Further spiritual growth led to a loss of religious zeal (like I ever was much into religion in the first place). I also shifted further to the left in my ideologies and discovered “liberalism” wasn’t such a bad word after all as I felt a sense of freedom, or liberation.

Then I discovered the Middle Way. This was a Buddhist concept, but in a world that politicized everything we call it Libertarianism these days. That’s another topic entirely.

After the Awakening

After I experience brief homeless, I had the privilege of discovering that there were many people who chose homelessness as a way of simply opting out of the economy. Some just did day labor for money and paid for their smartphones (which basically have all you need on them anyway).

In a sense, a homeless shelter was basically an intentional community. I could have gotten into the life and been just as fulfilled writing on my blog at (https://dailyevotionals.wordpress.com) whether I made any money or not.

I already found my purpose in my life as a writer. It’s not about the money. Capitalism is all about raising your standard of living up. It is also basically a giant game of Monopoly.  It’s not inherently a bad thing, except for turning your life into a game. Although you can spending so much time maximizing wealth that you miss out on life entirely. Not to mention ruining your health because of all the stress.

Relationships have gotten so shallow and empty because everyone is so focused on money and materialism that no one really cares about anything deeper. And if you are not a materialist, you will probably have a hard time being a capitalist.

All is not lost

I am not entirely lost with my lack of ambition. I just work for basic needs now. The simpler life means I am healthier. To this I discovered that even health insurance does not cost as much without insurance and even more negotiable. Many urgent care centers have payment plans.

I am still ambitious but my ambition is more practical. It is still empowering being able to work to pay for your own place and enjoy the privilege of driving a nice car. Building a business, or a ministry, is fulfilling in itself.

Men like to build things.

Like it says in the Bible, everything that man builds in the tree of knowledge of good/evil (material world) will be thrown down and burned up. Only spiritual fruit designed to better serve humanity will last forever.  You can still get rich but maybe not as rich if you primary focus is creating family and community.

You might even be called a Socialist! Although I’m sure the Kingdom of God is beyond any earthly kingdom.

Wholeness & Wellness: Who’s on first?


Saw an article somewhere on the PBS website after I searched for ways to beat depression without meds a few days ago. Too bad I can’t find the link. It was basically saying that it was the illness that causes the body to become imbalanced and not the imbalance that causes the illness.

So we humans really are backwards! Who’s on first? Remember the old line from the classic Abbott & Costello? Yea right. Only if you’re young and into old flicks or really old. 🙂

The basic principle behind homeopathic remedies is that the body can basically heal itself of all sicknesses. This is called the Mind-Body connection. Or for you spiritual types such as me, it’s called the Mind-Body-Spirit connection.

Remember the movie A Beautiful Mind? It was about famed Economist John Nash who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. There was a video of him on YouTube talking about how his brain chemistry balanced itself out over time. The time was about three decades. I don’t know how spiritual he was but I’ve read articles and content by people who are spiritual who have overcome illness of the mind & body much faster.

But that’s another article entirely. We have plenty of time. Live it up. Life is short in the long one. In closing, remember it all comes out in the end.

Practicing mindfulness makes it hard to have ambition


It is common knowledge in the world of Psychology that depression is related to living in the past while anxiety is likewise being too focused on the future.


That being said, the best place to live is in the moment. Or as the New Age Gurus refer to it: “living in the NOW.”
I have been practicing mindfulness the past six years and I will be the first to admit that my natural ambition in life took a downward spiral. Especially when the Spirit showed me that I didn’t need all of this “stuff” and that I was already wealthy in the spiritual realm.


The result was I had a hard time looking for even a part-time job for nearly a year. I knew all I had to do was take the first step. I even begin to wonder if I needed medication to get me to conform to the pattern of the world.


Now I am facing the same dilemma with taking a second job just so I can pay off a car payment faster (don’t worry as I haven’t taken it out yet).
Nowhere in the Bible will you find a reference to mindfulness. Usually when you think of this practice, you think of eastern religions like Buddhism. That does not mean it is not a biblical concept if it keeps you grounded in the Christ.


The Bible also gives no reference to a “trinity” or a “rapture” either. Do you really think you can limit the Divine to just 66 books? Even the Catholic Church has included the Apocrypha to their Bible. Give them time and the Gnostic gospels may even be added.


Anyway, back to the point of this article. Practicing mindfulness can kill your ambition. Just look at my blog post “how God ruined my life.”


It is okay to have ambition and strive for things. Just don’t get so focused that it hinders the spiritual journey. You will know this is happening if you begin to feel stressed, anxious, or depressed.
As Jesus said, focus on the troubles of today and don’t worry about what tomorrow may bring since the next day is not promised.

Even His own half-brother admonished us to humble ourselves before the Lord toward the end of the book of James when his people were focusing too much on all of these things they were going to do tomorrow and thereafter.
Besides, material wealth is gathered little by little. As you work on a daily basis, your real wealth will continue to grow. You may even surprise yourself by how much you have 20 or 30 years down the road.


Just don’t make material wealth a priority in life. Work hard, set goals, but keep them in proper perspective when it comes to eternal values.


Literally everything we do will not matter in the afterlife as that is a different realm entirely. The Bible even says that the flesh profits nothing. The only thing that matters is our attitude towards God and how we serve our neighbor in love.