W: Hello, Divine Father.
DF: Hello, Wayne.
W: How are you digesting our last talk, or should I say ‘my last talk?’ I was a bit long winded wasn’t I?
DF: Not long enough as far as I’m concerned, Wayne. I could listen to you tell this story over and over. When you consider how many times, and how far and wide the Christian gospel has been preached, what now cannot be called anything more than a really cheap lie, born of a really slimy intent, and how it’s been crammed down the throats of the gullible, it’s going to take some long windedness and repetition to undo.
W: Thank you, Divine Father. I feel some foreboding to be this outed around all this. These are fighting words for so many.
DF: My sense is that your words will only come into the awareness of people whose hearts and souls are ready to take them in. There’s no need for a holy war around any of this. The fate of Christianity and Paulianity is sealed and it is in collapse now, all on it’s own accord.
W: Yeah, and I get that’s important for someone who has been deep into Christianity, for him or her to not feel totally invaded, and left unsupported by having his or her faith shown to be a complete farce if it wasn’t something their soul was ready to see.
DF: While that’s true, we are also fast approaching the time where Christianity itself is about to implode in on itself, of it’s own volition, as well as on account of the focused and collective energies of the human race simply wanting to learn and know and grow. When more of this collapse of Christianity happens, there will be many people simply coming unhinged in despair, anger, and chaos. It would be so much better if they were ready, but many simply won’t be.
W: I’m curious for your digestions about what I shared yesterday.
DF: A big dawning awareness for me, Wayne, is the realization that at the time the lie of Christianity was concocted, it was in a palpable climate of fear for one’s eternal destiny. Judaism had come to be about gaining heaven, but the price for entry for the non-Jew, as you talked about was pretty unreal. Paul’s message of ‘all you need to do is believe’ addressed this leading fear of gaining heaven and avoiding hell.
W: And it seems that in our times, this leading fear has largely subsided for most people, even Christians. The message of ‘turn or burn’ has lost its’ appeal in the church world, even though that message completely lines up with the tenets of the faith. It just isn’t that effective in filling pews or collection plates like it used to, so leaders necessarily play it down.
DF: When we look at what is filling the pews today, it really is evidence of a movement in steep decline. Big box religion in it’s many varieties is becoming more and more bizarre in it’s attempts to stay afloat, and this awareness is going mainstream.
W: What I’m curious about and wanted to discuss with you, Father, is the question of how this ploy of Paul’s became the embryo of what Western Civilization was founded upon. Some of the things that I can see a huge resemblance in are money, business, capitalism, patriarchy, education, family, patriotism, to name just a few. There’s a common denominator of being obedient to some form of ‘the almighty’, along with the idea that ‘non-compliance’ will surely be punished. It seems those thematics and reality picture came from Christianity. Other influences certainly influenced Christianity’s formation that preceded it, but Christianity it seems encapsulated and launched some really big things.
DF: Things like duty, obligation, penalty…
W: …and the idea that came with that is when all of these are satisfied, you’ll be allowed a measured dessert of happiness.
DF: Do you really feel, Wayne, that Paul’s worldview, or the Paulianity he created from his worldview, became the foundation of Western Civilization?
W: I don’t know. I thought you’d know.
DF: You sounded like you knew a moment ago.
W: That was just a part of me trying to sound academic. Truth is, I don’t know, and I’m certainly not an Academic, but, I do suspect it may be way more true than any of us have realized up till now. More than suspect it, I feel it to be true.
DF: Well, I’m with you on the not knowing, as well as the feeling. Let’s see what we can sort through of it.
W: I figured you’d be up for it.
DF: This one is way too important to pass up.
W: Especially when we consider that western civilization is so evidently near the end of whatever it is and that something new is in the making.
DF: Where do we start, Wayne?
W: Well, for me, what comes is the question about why did I have such a deep implant for most of my adult life that said ‘When I get ahead, then I will obtain the life I really want, then I will explore my creativity and gifts.’
DF: Let’s try and feel that together on its’ most fundamental level. ‘Ahead’ feels like a form of obtaining heaven, wouldn’t you say? Or is that too simplistic?
W: That rings true for me, Father. Paulianity was all about addressing something missing or lacking. Wow.
DF: Which raises the question if there really was anything lacking.
W: That one is really so big, Father, when I feel it. That energy permeated my entrance into Christianity and my focus inside of it. It also really speaks to how I entered my first marriage and raising 2 daughters, with a big ideal of being a good father. It certainly speaks to the focused and intense input of energy into learning and growing the painting business for me.
DF: So, Wayne, What do you now feel is the underneath that energy of getting ahead?
W: It goes so much deeper than mere thinking I need to get ahead, but to a much more primal feeling of wanting to feel something about myself that I couldn’t access or experience, way down in the basement of my being. It was a feeling that I was somehow on the wrong side of all that is good and alive and meaningful, and I needed to find my way there, somehow, some way, to something utopian.
DF: Sounds like that favored verse in Romans; ‘All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but the gift of God is life eternal.’ A hundred and ten percent Paulianity again to the rescue, wouldn’t you say?
W: Totally. Another Wow. The very idea of being separate from all that is good…, Can we really credit Paul with that much influence?
DF: These deep feelings were a deep part of humanity’s search long before Paul, but no one coalesced them into such a potent force with as far reaching effects is my truth. The first and most successful corporation isn’t McDonalds or Apple, it’s none other than the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholicism asserts that the apostle Peter was it’s first Pope, but only as a way to hide the fact that it was Paul’s ruthless life’s work that seeded it’s reality into being, and in turn seeded all of Christianity that flowed from its’ Roman beginnings to this very day.
W: …and in turn, seeded a pervasive way of life into my being, 2 millenniums later.
DF: Wayne, this is really important to feel and to take stock of, and to own. That who you are, and how you feel about life on so many levels, was passed on to you through the DNA of a culture, which originated in a feeling state, in this case the feeling state was and is separation from divinity. This formed the reality in which you swam, but left you without a conscious relationship with the water. You became the reality of the cultural conditioning that was handed down to you on so many levels, and in so many ways, until you began to consciously feel your way through that conditioning.
W: The beginning of a great awakening…
DF: The beginning of great awakening, yes, and one that really never ends. The human race needed to come to know itself and fulfill itself in all of it’s potential. The only way to this was by collective journey and discovery, and it seems really evident to me, that that journey had to begin with an externalized god. Paul was only championing a new and better way to gain access to and favor with this separate out-there God. Deep in collective consciousness was a felt sense of separation, so deep that it is still felt today. Paul’s ploy, born out of his own felt sense of wanting to bridge his own feelings of separation, in his case through power and dominance in the name of god, could only find traction because of where humanity was at collectively.
W: So then Paul isn’t to blame quite like the way I want to give him a really swift kick in the ass?
DF: You’d have to kick yourself along with all of humanity in the ass if you needed to carry out a punishment.
W: That would be a lot of ass kicking.
DF: The paradox here though is that even looking for whom to blame, and the need to blame and punish comes from this felt state of separation.
W: Like how?
DF: Separation presumes a gulf between humanity and divinity. In that presumption is of course a guilty party, and of course, this ‘God’ is designated to be perfect in the infinite sense, so that leaves humanity culpable. Oh, and don’t forget, it was here that nature was blamed and made bad and dirty, along with humanity. It was human nature that was said to be fallen. From there it seeks to offer a bridge, which is its’ good news amidst all the bad news.
W: Good news amidst the bad news, that’s the ploy of all of slimy salesmanship today.
DF: And from start to finish, all of this is conceived and has its’ reality only as long as the story of separation holds dominion.
W: So then what’s the reality of the matter if it isn’t separation?
DF: The new story is that humanity was never separate from divinity, and never separate from nature, and nature was never fallen. It was just the power of the old story that was endorsed in the collective that gave it a deep and pervasive felt reality.
W: It’s like, Father, that, we are not so much in relationship as we are relationship itself.
DF: Try and wrap your mind around that one, huh?
W: I know I just said it, but I can’t quite really imagine what it means.
DF: Humanity was and is inseparably a part of, not apart from. Being in relationship requires 2 or more in separation is how I’d say it. Being relationship itself presumes oneness.
W: I like that, somehow, what looks a lot like 2 or more has in fact become one.
DF: This is the dawning awareness of Jesus actual words ‘as you do to others, so you do unto yourself,’ rather than the moral prescription version of those words that made it into the bible of ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ One presumes a separate self, and projects obligation and duty and the other version presumes oneness and love.
W: That’s totally cool.
DF: Like majorly cool.
W: So then, me wanting to fix blame on Paul is evidence that Paulianity is still alive and well in me, though I left Paulianity 10 years ago now, and as fast as I could, I might add.
DF: True, but these are the cultural realities that pervade the entire culture, the things you live and breathe in every day that are invisible. You may have personally moved a long way from this consciousness, but while humanity is still largely beholden to the culture of separation, you cannot be totally free of it. If you could, that would mean separation is real.
W: So how and when do we move on from this yawning trap of separation then? Do we all have to wait for everyone to get it?
DF: The truth is that you already are moving from the grip of separation. If you are feeling it personally, that means humanity is feeling it. The soul of humanity agreed to enter the dark night of the soul of separation so as to complete it and graduate from it, into what comes after it.
W: Which is?
DF: Which is an entire world made knew, by a new story, it’s inhabitants and participants living from oneness, one with self; one with divinity; one with each other; one with all of nature. Change the story, and you change everything.
W: So it’s like we need a new Paul to come along to seed and birth this new story then?
DF: Actually, this story could never be born into consciousness by one hero savior figure. It’s being born by many hero’s, changing many worlds and many cultures.
W: Sort of sounds like a Messianic deliverance?
DF: Except, this Messiah has already come. It just is. People just living their way more and more into this consciousness, as their every day reality is what is ushering in this sea change of reality, a whole mass of Messiahs if you will.
W: With a current world population of seven plus billion, that’s a whole lot of souls. That should make for a pretty good show.
DF: Best to show up early and get a good seat, I’d say.
W: But its’ also, Father, a great death of the old way in which many souls will perish in the chaos of all this collapse.
DF: Souls cannot perish, Wayne. Lives can be lost, and that is tragic, on the human level. But a soul doesn’t feel it that way. A soul doesn’t consider it a great loss to live a life with a tragic human end. For a soul, this can be a great turning in what they chose to come here to learn and feel. Many souls asleep to what is befalling the world is actually necessary for it to manifest.
W: Necessary? Ouch!
DF: I know that sounds harsh to your Pauline ears, as if God had decided that it should be that way. No, nature decided it that way. Nature doesn’t mind evolving. Nature doesn’t mind trial and error, and instead sees it all as simply learning.
W: Wow, I must have a part of me still pretty into some Pauline conditioning as you call it, because I’m not all the way on board with that.
DF: It’s not that nature is sadist. The inherent value isn’t in the suffering; it’s in the learning in the midst of suffering. And all of the learning is about returning to essence.
W: That I’m more on board with.
W: Do you think we just sorted out a bunch of the world’s problems?
DF: A pretty good chunk I’d say.
W: No wonder I’m tired, that was a lot.
DF: Well, go rest then, so we can do this again. We may not be done.
W: Will do. Thank you, Father.
DF: Thank you! That was awesome.