Gathering of The Chlan .
photograph on the first (menu) page of this section of The Wind
of Change website introduces "The Bride" as a physical church
building. As we know, the church temporal is not the physical
building. Similarly, a human being is not only the flesh body.
The church temporal is perceived to be the individual and collective
physical congregations. This perspective may be held in relation
to any one religion or amongst all religions collectively. The
church temporal is returning unto the Earth from Whom (not which) it arose.
The stump will regrow mingled with the Blood of Christ. As Spirit, it will not be an "it". Therefore it
will receive little recognition until the stump is no more.
are largely of "man" to the effective exclusion of women
as clergy. Jesus The Christ did not teach Christianity as perceived
by the present day church temporal. He taught*
The Way; not of -- but AS Spirit, Who is of Him and Her Self.
Amen. That is to say, the one global Faith as distinct from religion.
( cf. item 7a on "The Bride" homepage menu). Religion,
meaning "a turning back or returning" is for the most part a belief
associated with a commitment based upon the God given Gift of
faith. Amen. The range of experience between individuals within
any one religion should stimulate a Spiritual dialogue
within the congregation and between clergy and laity. The latter
is almost totally absent.
commitment required of (not by) The Way is unto death.
Not necessarily physical death, but death of the false self perceived
by the ego and mediated through the five senses in the illusion
of time and space. This is to describe the Biblical fall. Therefore
death upon The Way Realises Life as Spirit Who is Unity. The Way
is not therefore a case of "me" and God, but The Christ within
manifest as (the) Spirit of Cosmos. Science today confirms that
we, the flesh, come from "out there" in the context of the big
bang and the resulting manifestation of the physical body from
the molecules of planet earth. Spirit is however separate from
matter in it's identity and thus in it's consciousness whilst
being associated with matter in the human Kingdom upon Earth.
Spirit is not confined to or restrained by the flesh irrespective
of whether the immortal Soul is incarnated or not.
Church Spiritual is the resurrected Life of the Soul, that is
Paradise regained and is independent of the physical being; that
is independent of simultaneous physical life or death. The hereafter
or Heaven is not a not a place or time, neither is it an "it".
It is the state of Being (as) Spirit as distinct from the human
perception and consciousness of being a human --being. Western
clergy speak of saints and the communion of saints. Some even
ordain saints! The implication being - it takes one to know one.
Posthumous canonisation associates sainthood with the temporal
and may therefore allude to "good works". This is in error.
the name implies, The Church Spiritual is not of earth although
its members may be incarnate. It is the anathema of spiritualism;
as individualism is anathema to the God given Gift of the individuality
of the Soul. The former is of the ego, the latter is the ultimate
expression of (the) Soul. Amen.
times are now such globally that The Bride collectively and as
individual human beings is to be identified and prepared for The
Second Coming of The Christ as Groom. The Church Spiritual has
always under-girded the church temporal since Jesus time on earth.
Paul's epistles to the churches temporal will be re-written by
the actions of The Church Spiritual. This as part of the Spiritual
dynamic required to continue the Spiritual development of homo
sapiens to Homo Spiritus.
Way as taught* by Jesus righteously
demands crucifixion of the self which is a Christ initiated experience
of the Soul, enabled by The Gift of Grace of The Christ alone.
Amen . No human being stands before The Christ in such a Witness
and doubts the suffering; rigour; discipline and Blessing
therein and thereas. Amen. The Way is not a meritocracy, nor can
it be taught or learned; neither can it be earned by human endeavour.
or is it Who is The Way? That is revealed by Truth when the Soul
is not only ready to listen but to hear the first sentence of
Psalm 46.10 of which the second sentence is the outworking.
It is choosing, having been chosen before Creation. Amen. There
are no words which encompass or embrace Hieros Gamos, the Mystical
Marriage. Other than those which would be perceived by the intellect
as heresy rather than being discerned by the Soul to be Truth.
there is no need to speak further. Amen.
Spirit cannot teach itself. Firstly "it"
is not an it. Secondly as Unity, whilst it discerns "other"
it cannot give cognisance to "other". Nor is death of
the ego a "process" it is an "at-one-ment"
best symbolised by the temporal process of osmosis in which the
other is absorbed into the one by virtue of a (chemical) tension
between the two. For chemical read Spiritual.