By the good Book we learn, but by way of experience
we know, and knowing is so much better than believing,
for the sacred root of trust grows from confidence in the Lord,
and the deeper we trust, the more our faith strengthens.
Blind faith means: giving up the right to choose.
We were born to question, but only solutions build trust.
Once upon a Time, God spoke to men and women directly.
These human beings wrote down what God said to them.
After a few centuries, a select group of men gathered
a great many of these writings together, and decided
they had enough to make a Book of Books. After judging
some of the stories unfit, they put the remaining
books in an order befitting The Story, and called
the chosen writings scripture. Then they said,
“No words shall be added or taken away from The Bible.”
I surmise, from that day forward,
God ceased to speak to Man.
Or nowadays, if He does get vocal,
and someone jots down His words,
no one else will believe them,
and scripture it shall never be.
The breath of God recognizes Itself
in the first cry of every newborn babe.
Beautiful is – just a smattering of Time’s smearing lines –
over, above, and on through the canvas full of stars in which
we live and have our being; thanks be to the Radiant Christ within.
To feel whole, accepted, and at home with one’s self,
with the world, and with Christ – is to feel as if the circle
is finally complete, and one has found the center.
But one is not alone, no. One is in good company!
Freewill would mean nothing at all – were it not
for a sacred and sanctified rebellious inner nature;
a comical character we all know and love –
that endearing and persistent human spirit.
Thank you, Lord! Oh, thank you much!
~ I can feel your loving touch ~
[ Square me in – Frame my mind ]
<- Set me free from time to time ->
Keep me hanging by a thread,
like a thought inside your head.
Imagine me as I was made
in your image where I’m saved
Only sinners can be saved.
Christ died on the cross for the wood!
For all that is earthly and natural; for all His Mother stood for!
† Ah, the wood! The Blessed Tree that bore The Cross †
Sacrificed for Jesus’ sake!
Oh, yes, the bloody wood! The wood that withstood
the weight of the world as it came bearing down
on the Soul of Christ → Nature’s finest Son of God!
For my part, I believe we each deserve the right to come to our own conclusions, based on our own true experiences.
I’m not sure there is a huge gap between what we see and define
as the physical world, as opposed to the spiritual realm. When
we get down to the real nitty-gritty at the subatomic level, things
get fuzzy. Wave or particle? Dream or reality? It is relative
to the observer’s point of view and the speed at which they traverse
the Universe, compared to the speed of the object undergoing
observation, or in other words, the reflective matter at hand.
Carl Jung wished to save Christianity by proving its vital existence
as a living myth, with a Savior for Mankind who makes History today.
It is not only an age-old story, it is a Truth that He walks amongst
us today. Jesus Christ is pertinent today! He stands for The Truth,
whether it comes from scientists, or artists, or any other vocation.
The Beginning: According To Uncle Tree
Instincts come to us before we achieve consciousness of ourselves.
Instincts are inborn. Self-awareness is of an emerging quality.
Adam and Eve were not conscious of themselves, at first.
That is what the author of Genesis was referring to, in my opinion.
They did not know anything until they received the blessings
of knowledge literally held in the fruit – the apple was
an entheogenic substance, and it raised the consciousness of Eve,
and then Adam, from the muck and mire of the young Earth,
allowing the seed in the clay to flower – the first of its kind.
This work of art: courtesy of Aaron Pocock
© Uncle Tree
It is as if we must fight fire with fire,
without causing any harm to the wood.
Uncle Tree, I liked your assorted fruits. A little of every thing. Well said, as always. God blesses.
Thank you ever so much, Noel! Hope your digestion goes well. Take care! 🙂
You sir, are as crazy as an out-house rat — but definitely my kind of crazy. Diggin’ your blog. Keep it coming!
Glad you liked what you saw, Robert. 🙂 Thank you!
”from the muck and mire of the young Earth,”
Yet another well thought out and beautifully written piece of work
I’m not too sure about how young the earth was, but otherwise on the ball – or globe perhaps – as usual!
Thanks for the visit and the compliment, good sir! 🙂
“young earth” — Looking back, I missed that
completely. Good eye, John. I don’t know what
I was thinking. I’m not a young earth guy, no.
I take geologists word on that subject.
Although, there really was no Creation, until there
was somebody conscious enough to recognize it.
Eyes and Mind are thoroughly related. Yes, sir.
Eve begat Creation by her awakening – to the Light of day.
Sharing was an ultimatum, so I don’t blame her for that.
The Earth was born mature – in the eyes of Eve.
Paradise was maxed-out in flowery wonders.
Her, or Adam’s experience was a first –
a happy accident, perhaps.
I did not understand religion soulfully, until
I, too, ate the apple.
Creation is utterly cool at that point,
and serpents are ridiculously funny – for awhile.
Pretty soon, they start steering one’s train of thought,
and seriousness puts both hands on the brakes.
Paradise is an exalted trip, and ecstasy has to be withstood.
Most of us live to tell the story. 😉 Peace, bro.
It is always good to read your words, Uncle Tree, and see the lovely pictures, too. Hope you are well.
Great to see you back here again, Barb. 🙂 Thank you!
God still speaks to us today Uncle Tree by The Holy Spirit and always has done in our Generations but it is always confirmed in His inspired written word by His Living Word, Jesus our only Teacher, He is part of The Godhead or Trinity as They are called today and He leads us into all understanding by the empowering of The Holy Spirit, who talks to our heart.
So regardless of what we experience good and bad in life, we do not depend on them for Truth but yes we can learn from them as Scripture shows us and because we Love and obey God He will work everything for good in our lives.
There is only one Truth and that is God’s even if man distorts it by adding and taking away from it, He will show us when they have as we Trust in Him to do so and by receiving His wisdom, which we have asked for and received in Christ Jesus we understand all Truth as He teaches us.
Just like the example of those in Scripture , Jesus, Paul, John, Luke etc we are to stand up for Godly Truth and correct error by the conformation of Scripture, read in context and not just by fleshy understanding, reasoning and logic but as He leads us to do.
1John 2:26-28 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is Truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.
Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)
Psalm 32:8I will instruct you and teach you in the way you shall go. I will guide you with Mine eye.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne
Thanks for the reminders, Anne! Hide and seek is not
child’s play; not always, that is. My odd take on the Trinity,
which is rarely mentioned in The Bible, btw, can be read here:
🙂 Happy Holidays to the two of you! Cheerz, Keith
I’m not usually the most biblical person but i really like your posts, especially the one that begins, “Beautiful is…” Keep writing more!
Thanks, Tara! 🙂 I shall. Dream on!
I love your perspective of Christianity. On the topic of the tree of knowledge; I have often wondered if it is simply a symbol of our commitment to suspended belief in this world and that is when we became more “worldy” and of this world rather than visitors. Our struggle to adapt with nature and the teachings of Genesis suggest that our vessels are GMO and that there is a reason to adapt to this world because it is a gift if we are able to receive it as such.
Hello, Travis! 🙂 Love your gravatar. Very cool choice.
The Earth is the perfect place for us to live, and as of now,
the only place we know where we can live naked as a jaybird,
so to speak. If this blue satellite in the heavens was sought for
and found by our ancient, and possibly eternal ancestors, then
readied and seeded with the necessary ingredients to bring
“us” about, then the Tree of Knowledge wood surely hold the
secrets to our past. Btw, Yggdrasil is my favorite visual
representation of our collective consciousness.
I was raised a Southern Baptist, but since you’re here, and you
commented on my birthday 🙂 I’ll share with you my latest food:
The Nine Faces Of Christ: Quest of the True Initiate
Perhaps, Travis, perhaps our souls are eternal. Perhaps, we
have lived many lives. Perchance, there may be a true goal.
This I can attest to, personally — direct experience will change
any human’s life, and effect every aspect of one’s Life on this
Earth. Grace is the gift. Earnestly seek and knock non-stop.
Peace and luvz, Keith
In stanza 137 of the poem Hávamál, Odin describes how
he once sacrificed himself to himself by hanging on a tree.
I know that I hung on a windy tree
nine long nights,
wounded with a spear, dedicated to Odin,
myself to myself,
on that tree of which no man knows
from where its roots run.
Just tweeted this, Keith 🙂
Thank you, Margaret! 🙂 “A Taste…” we’ve had.
i’m actually commenting on the
piece before carl
jung ,… or maybe it’s part of
the carl jung
piece … ?? i liked it because i see the
synergy between science and the
spiritual world …. it’s hard to
two since without one there is
not the other …. we see light through
awareness … the greatest gift being
creativity … all of these folks you refer to had
creativity … awareness … if you want to make a
personage from the ”light” fine … call it
God …. jesus had it …. … but, we all
have it … this was his
message obscured by men seeking
power …. he was an aware, creative
teacher who taught us we
all have the
light within …. awareness .,.. we are NOT separate from the
”personage” .. it’s within us
all … if we acknowledge its
presence by ‘seeing’ instead of
wull …. this is the way i see it …. and thanks so much for being aware of the ‘light’ i strive to share by the words i seek through awareness of the light i am privileged to glimpse from time to time ….. ks
Thank you for sharing, Kurt! 🙂 Light on, right on, bro! UT
I read this twice Uncle Tree – I believe I should have had more Sunday school to full appreciate it. Thank you for sharing it with me. I still think you’ve missed your calling.
Oh, now, now…if I had answered that call,
I wood knot be here espousing Uncle Tree’s philosophy.
The folks I reach here are from all over the world.
I may have followers, but a congregation? Not quite.
I don’t consider myself well-versed, when it comes to The Bible. About halfway through my “book reading” period, I decided to take on The Bible, and read it straight through (excepting for Chronicles, i.e., the family tree). Let me tell you — there’s a whole bunch in there they don’t teach in Sunday School. At the end of the day, I was wishing I could read the original Greek, or at least, Latin. The Catholics did a good job at preserving the writings and rituals, and we should all thank them for that.
I thank you for your interest! 🙂 “What a long strange trip it’s been.”
You could learn Latin – I’ll bet there are online courses to learn it. I know a little from being a legal secretary, When I took the Greek tour, which included Israel, it was a one-week land tour of Greece, then a week on a Greek ship. We had a Greek tour guide who was fluent in English with us the entire trip. But, I thought it would be fun to learn Greek. Went to the local library and took out an album – played it over and over, but it did not sink in enough to admit I took the time to learn that language. Speaking of foreign trips, here is the name of the tour guide I mentioned last week. I know you’re not going, but this person is renowned for his comprehensive tours in Jerusalem. P.S. – yup, Jerry G. said it best didn’t he?