WALKING WITH YHWH (The Inner Rooms)
This time the feature “Walking with YHWH” is going to be a bit unique and written a bit more for those who enjoy the “meat” of the spirit rather than just the usual “milk” diet.
Although I have walked this path on which we will tread before I will be taking the reader on this journey as I write because I have been called not to walk OUTSIDE today but to take a bit of a journey WITHIN. Perhaps even I will see a few details I have not seen as witnessed because the mind has many rooms but we will visit just one today… Ah, I love a good CREATIVE STORY… don’t you?
A CAVIOT to those who have a hard time simply understanding the “milk” of the basics. If you are not to the level of “Spiritual Explorer Scout” (or higher) this journey may prove at the least confusing and at worst spiritually damaging.
Just as if feeling solid food to a newborn lacks wisdom so is teaching high spiritual understanding to one not ready to accept or digest . There are still too many who “puke” up “spiritual milk” and how then could they possibly digest “spiritual meat“.
Before we depart lets figure out if you are ready to actually “enter” the matrix of “meat“ (pardon the film reference.. lol).
Here are a few questions before I will take you on the journey:
Y OR N : 1) Do you feel that ALL that is known of God is already known?
Y OR N: 2) Do you believe that God is entirely devoted to ONLY one religious conviction and all others shall burn in Hell?
Y OR N: 3) Do you believe that God MUST be what you expect Him to Be to Be God?
Y OR N: 4) Do you believe you have experienced personally ALL that you will ever experience or know of God?
Y OR N: 5) Do you believe God is LIMITED by the same limitations as men?
Y OR N: 6) Do you believe that God is ONLY found “Out there in Heaven… wherever that is”?
Y OR N: 7) Do you believe that there is knowledge that exists which God does NOT wish you to have EVER?
WARNING: IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO THREE OR MORE OF THESE DO NOT PROCEED. YES TO JUST TWO AND YOU MAY WISH TO BYPASS THIS. THOSE WHO ANSWERED EVEN ONE YES MIGHT NOT SEE WHAT I NEED YOU TO SEE AND THUS MAY BE HARD TO COMPREHEND… REALIZE THIS JOURNEY IS FOR SPIRITUAL MEAT EATERS ONLY! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED111
First I’m going to ask you to forget 3-D reality as we know it and lets use something that many adults have abandoned yet is the very thing that lets man enter into real spirituality. Some call it the “Imagination”. Now lets not put this down and think it only a toy for children. Imagination is a wonderful tool and is an absolute necessity for any spiritual journey.
Imagination itself is not madness or silly useless nonsense. Imagination is only a tool and can be used wisely or to lead us into very dire circumstance. It is by focusing our imagination that all that is created has a beginning for before something is made real it first begins in the imagination.
Some say that “Thoughts are Things (a Noun)” and it is quite true because all things first begin as a thought before it is then manufactured in accordance with that thought and it’s subsequent sub-thoughts to fine tune the thing (whatever it may be).
It took imagination (a thought) for Einstein to conceive that E=MC2 was more than a silly bunch of letters and a number. Imagination (a thought) might well be said to have been where God first created the idea of “mankind”.
Imagination is the first step of any major discovery and thus we shall now put our imagination to use to make solid in parable something too deep to be perceived in reality. I will then attempt to convey in a visual 3-D way into words which I will pray brings you understanding of the deeper dimensional realities of spiritual insight.
To begin the journey we are going to think of all areas of human existence as living inside the “head”. Since thoughts are used by the body to supply direction and by Spirit to manifest purpose in making that direction it seems a suitable view.
So let me begin by allowing the reader to envision that on my forehead is a doorway.. Not literally.. In the imagination (LOL) You stand outside my door and I stand outside yours… but now lets imagine I can invite you on my walk to see the inner me… Just inside the Door I introduce you to my Father..YHWH who will be the guide since he knows this place better than even I.
“My Son” He says, “I am so glad you have decided to invite your friends on this journey today… (Speaking to YOU He says) “Thank you for coming in to my Son at his invitation… Please be careful because this is a sensitive and fragile place and for any man to let another man take such a journey will require you to drop all judgment and see how even inside your own head the same basic floor plan lies… The only difference lies in the items left in each room that you will ever show to whom the house belongs…for some are there by choice and others I have given”.
In this imaginary place is a front room which appears filled with all sorts of rather chaotic variety. Some in order.. Some out of order. Some things are floating around and things appear busy yet even in this chaos seems some odd warmth and comfort… it’s a bit like a lobby of an old hotel where not everything is dusted but it feels homey and full of love. Perhaps even like a curio shop where the age of the item makes it of even greater value.
“This is James’s Foyer” Says YHWH to you…
I, James, will just describe what is seen and occasionally add a few comments but I’ll let the Master do most of the teaching and talking… mostly (LOL).
YHWH begins his dialog:
“James is sort of an odd one and his front room reflects his varied interests, curiosities, hobbies and all that James would want people to see publicly … however , lately James has been so busy doing My business that he really doesn’t keep it all as dusted and polished as he once did. James has a pretty busy thought life and so watch out that you don’t trip on some of the unfinished projects and unsettled ideas… He just likes to let this room sort of remain moldable.. Truly it is this “clay-like quality” that can make him most useful because he doesn’t let it get too settled yet remains firm to his simple beliefs and intent on making sure all knowledge is as correct as possible.”
Before us appear many doors… a bit like a line of hotel rooms and each just as accessible as the next. Each door is labeled and each locked.
Well except one marked “LOL“ which means “Loads of laughs” … It’s propped open with rubber chicken and there is silly string and spring snakes flying about… pay no attention to what looks like doggie doo in the floor.. Its just rubber. And if you hear the voices of Beavis, Butthead, Kyle, Stan, Cart man, Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, or countless other funny characters do not be alarmed… that’s quite normal and actually this room seems to leak regularly into all the others…I should mention that there is a connective passage to all other rooms from this one and the CREATIVITY WORKSHOP ROOM is conveniently located right next to it.
“Do not be put off by my Sons Humor” says YHWH “ It helps him to cope with the evils in this life and to laugh his way through dire circumstance. Some may think he blasphemes at times but I will soon take you into the room most desired but most dangerous… We keep this room propped open to maintain balance and what may seem by some as blasphemy is really a way of him dealing with an enormous duty few would be willing to take.. Even if it were offered.”
As you examine the seemingly unlimited doors all unique in their style and markings I am sure you will notice the one completely chained shut and masked off so that it’s sign cannot be read.. Yet you may notice occasional flashes of light blinking again and again from beneath the layers of tape.
“This door must remained sealed as tightly as possible and in most people this door is propped open as wide as the LOL room door. Yes there is occasional leakage from this room and for years I allowed my Son to freely have and give access, however, this room is built to serve the god of self and so my Son willingly shut, locked and sealed it so that he could do My Will and stay humbled… Surely he has much talent he has left to serve truth and there are other ways that he could gain the worlds eyes and mammon.. Yet he chooses instead to do MY WILL at a great loss to himself and as a sacrifice to those who whom he serves.. Myself and YOU!”
“Realize he does have the key and may access this temple of ego anytime he wishes but his willingness to close it is what made him able to do My will for if you could see the sign it flashes in huge neon letters “JAMES’ EGO- COME ON IN AND WORSHIP ME ME ME!”.
Inside you will find a huge collection of things like “Arrogance”, “greed”, “Pride” and a big book called “All the Great Things I have done.. By JAMES THE EGOTIST”. I won’t tell you how many people he has made suffer in that room… A few have even been made to bow to Him and there are loads of newspaper clippings and claims to fame and glory… oh yes there’s also this huge trophy case filled with….”
“Um.. Dad?” I interrupt, a bit red-faced “This is really more about that room than I care these people to know…There is a part of me always tempted to unlock it’s doors and so please can we move to the most important door for this message today.”
“Of course” Says my Dear Father, “Let me get that key.”
We watch as YHWH goes over to a special box situated in the most central part of the foyer.. If the box looks familiar it should because it is fashioned into the very likeness of “The Ark of the Covenant”. YHWH removes an odd key… in fact, it looks more like a rock with odd markings. It is wedge shaped and under what seems as a rough exterior there is a definite glint of gold.
“This is the inner key that reflects the outer key I have given my Son to open Zion.” States YHWH, “This imaginary one I have here is the metaphoric key to James inner Zion.. There shall one day be made manifest the outer Fulfillment of Zion. This key is to “The Kingdom Within” spoken in the words you read in your Bible.. For when you hear of the KEYS of the Kingdom…it is plural for a reason. One is spiritual/internal and the other is physical/external.. Thus Key(S).”
We now walk down a long.. Seemingly eternal hallway.
There are doors along the way with interesting diversions. Some of the doors might even look more interesting than where we are headed. At the very end of the Hall are Seven doors. One seems a bit in disrepair and is marked “CHARITY”. One has a sign that says “Zion is my Home” but above it lies the word “HOPE”.
One is beautiful and there is no lock on it.. In fact there is no need to enter it because its got some kind of warm fuzzy stuff oozing all over which actually seems to be everywhere and on everything.. Yet its not really so messy.. In fact, it feels good to touch. This Door is “LOVE”.
Next to that Door is a black door marked “Please Do not let me enter” and although the words cannot be made out (since someone obviously attempted to scrape them off) seems to likely be “HATE, ANGER & WAR (HAW)”. Something is behind that door and whatever it is is pushing so hard the door is bending like rubber.
Another Door is marked “PEACE” and it seems to be producing a wonderful odor that exudes and solidifies when combined with what’s coming out the “LOVE” door to form a further barrier to block the “HAW” Black Door.
If you look at the smallest Door which also lies next to the Black One it, in being noticed, suddenly expands quickly to fill the room and block the sight of all else and makes loud screams and banshee sounds of horror filled torture. The sign before you reads “FEAR” and if you are like me there is a moment where you just want to run and forget this whole tour.
A ghost like specter slips out suddenly and says “DOUBT.. DOUBT.. ALL IS LOST… YOU ARE BEING DECIEVED…EVERYTHING IS A LIE.. THERE IS NO GOD.. IMAGINATION LEADS TO THE DEVIL.. GOD WILL HATE YOU.. HELL AWAITS!”
I guess I have to step in here for God has given me power over such things and I simply say “Be Gone Doubt who lives in “Fear”. For my Father YHWH is here and you shall have no more power than we give you.. Therefore I give you none... This I ask in line with the rights of YaHashua, and truth of YHWH.. May it be so!”
Suddenly, the ghost like wisp vanishes back behind the door and the door shrinks back into small space next to the Black Door.
“Here we are” says YHWH, “This is the door least understood and most often abused. It is the most valuable to those who seek spirit although all the doors in this area have their place in the Spirit. It is however this door we shall now enter that all the most important doors may be accessed and understood for behind this door lies access to all others and beyond.”
When first presented with these doors I, like you , had already seen the “LOVE” door and felt that was the master door so the fact there was a master door beyond Love came even as a surprise to me when I first visited this inner (imaginary) place.
On the door was the word “FAITH”. Opening this door I could see on your face the disappointment that it was really rather plane. In fact so simplistic and lackluster that I’m sure you likely thought about seeing if there was a “Lust” or “Gambler” door nearby… by the way.. They are around but like EGO and HATE I keep them locked as solidly as possible.
Most take one look at “FAITH” without even stepping in and think… ‘so what?‘ then leave without further exploration. Those who enter and really search the FAITH room will one day find the secret that makes one realize why this room is truly the greatest.
“Not seemingly much Here huh?” asks YHWH.
You likely notice how much it looks like a plain white medical waiting room only without chairs or old magazines… The only thing there is a door across the room that has a big red question mark on it.
“Come on In” says YHWH, “I have to close that door to open this next one.”
We all enter the room and a few with us yawn .
“Now,” explains YHWH, “This room is the starting point that will lead to today’s real adventure…but before I open this inner door I must ask any who are unable to grasp what faith is to please proceed back out and close the door behind you.. I’ll wait.”
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE NOTHING CALLED “FAITH” NOR UNDERSTAND IT’S IMPORTANCE PLEASE GO NO FURTHER… THANK YOU FOR YOUR IMAGINARY VISIT AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!
After a few have left the rest of us stand in silence awaiting YHWH opening the door containing the question mark.
“Before I open this door” begins YHWH, “I shall caution you that you shall see some amazing things here. This simple room is built and designed to keep out those who cannot comprehend what lies behind this door…but before I open it I need you all to grab hands.. I will grab my Sons hand and then each form a chain and hold tight because in this first passage many have gotten lost for the true name of this first passage is “UNLIMITED POSSIBILITY” and in here will be many things designed to sway your opinions this way and that.”
“First we enter a great and stormy sea so please do not break hold of each other for if one gets swept away often many follow… There is no safety in here except the single door we must get though at the end and only I, YHWH, know how to reach it.”
Grabbing hands tightly we await as YHWH opens the door slowly… suddenly it opens wide and there are things happening everywhere. It is busier than New York and a huge amount of odd spiritual items are flying past so wildly it is hard to tell what’s what, where and when. Looking more closely we can see that it seems to be as if all major spiritual thoughts were having a free for all war and we were caught in the middle.
Whoosh.. A Buddha spins by as Joseph Smith and Mary Baker Eddy each argue to try and get you to release your grip from the chain and accept their copies of either “The Book of Mormon” or “Key to Science and Health in the Scriptures” respectively.
A Hindu, Moslem and Hebrew are beating each other sticks in which various names of Christs, prophets and saints and various dates for prophecy are inscribed. All types of religious literature are hitting each person like a blizzard and one person toward the end sees a book that looks alluring flying by and in trying to grab it breaks the chain. In so doing two others get swept away as well and disappear quickly into the cloud of manic activity. (Note: These are they who quickly grab whatever fad faith or popular cult comes along)
Another door opens and YHWH pulls us all in who survived the first part of the room.
As we all wipe off the dust of dogma and doctrine from our imaginary clothes we look and see something very odd.
This room is more organized but all the same religions and philosophies are present from the room before. This room looks more like a trade show and each booth is set up nicely.. Yet all the same literature and ideas are present. It just seems more controlled and contained. No battles.. Just a willingness to share the same space peacefully but still maintaining their individual doctrines. In fact they will happily share all you want to hear about they faiths with all who will simply sit and talk… there is a logical assessment opportunity here. All ideas represented and easily compared. It seems diverse yet balanced.
“This is the room called Structured Probabilities” explained YHWH, “In here are all the things we just encountered. All the same dogmas and varied ideas and teachings but the difference is that we have made this room conform to order that all might be fairly assessed… Now I want you to go ahead and explore as you wish… Learn all you desire and no knowledge is off limits… Go ahead and compare for I am YHWH and no matter what error or misunderstandings you gain I believe enough in My truth that I fear not your exploration. Those who trust me may come back after they look around and those who stay must select to what they will align… I ask you do only one thing… As you study all this look not for anything but one thing and that one thing shall be the word that will allow you access to the next room.”
Now in this room time is meaningless ( in fact time really does lack meaning anyway but we have yet to understand that).. Here one can experience eternity and still go out the next door a moment later.. A million years in this room compares to about 2 minutes standard human time… remember this is my IMAGI NATION and your visiting so anything is possible.
After each of us has explored the majority of us are still here and approach the next door where YHWH stands waiting. Those lost seem to be sitting in booths along side people like William Miller, Charles Darwin, Madeline Murray O’Hare and even a booth called “I don’t Know and I don’t Care!”.(actually seems fairly occupied).
I know YHWH wishes he could go and rescue the lost members of the “James Tour” but he is above all honoring and somehow, in seeking the unity of all, they got side-tracked to a particular dogma, philosophy or religion.
“Before we go into the next room of Faith I must ask what the word is that I am seeking. I want each of you who have found it to whisper it into my ear. It is the answer to this question… In all you have seen what is the ONE thing that remains constant in all religions, philosophies, and ideas?”
STOP: TO CONTINUE YOU MUST REALIZE WHAT THE WORD IS THAT WILL WORK HERE AND HONESTLY… IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS THEN GOING ON IS POINTLESS… IF YOUR ANSWER DID NOT CONTAIN THE WORD “LOVE” IN SOME WAY… THANKS FOR VISITING AND HAVE A GREAT DAY… EXIT IS ON THE RIGHT!
After each personally expresses the answer that all true faith must first seek Love the next door is offered to all who answered correctly and on it lies the words UNITY & PEACE,
Entering the room we are greeted happily by those within as though we were all brothers and sisters. The expression seems honest and truly kind and all seem to be curious as to why each person seems so united in great joy and yet each wears a shirt expressing a unique view. One reads “Christian” another reads “Jew” another “Mormon”, “Moslem”, “Celtic Wicca” “Native American” even “Agnostic”.. yet all seem to be unified somehow…even when their opinions are so diverse.
YHWH walks about hugging each one and each whispers something in His ear. Some of our group seem a bit uncomfortable and finally one says “who is right?”
YHWH comes back to our group and simply says “That is not the question here. None of these care who is right.. They only await the next door and for now find peace in not being concerned about which doctrine or creed is merited higher than the other. They find comfort sharing with each other with no self-righteousness or false judgment. They may all be wrong in ideals but they got the most important thing right… They found “LOVE” and the holy ability to see past labels and legalism. Each of these simply believe that if they keep loving and stop judging they will win the coveted TRUTH shirt they know that really the only way to gain it is to give it to others.”
“Do you know what each was whispering to me?” asked YHWH.
I held back a grin as the tourists all looked about and shrugged.
YHWH waited until all eyes were on Him.
“They were whispering kindnesses and well wishes upon others they felt deserved a TRUTH shirt… You see basically all of these here will get their TRUTH shirt but until they realize I don’t judge like they do and that the true judgment is only based on compassion and Love will they move on.. Did I not say that what you do to the least of mine you do to me… These people are told as they enter that the only way to truth is their own way but eventually they realize they are not getting anywhere by being right but by sharing righteousness which is found only in sacrifice of even what you might hold dear to serve another and make him or her worthy of Truth.”
We walk over to the TRUTH line (those with Shirts saying TRUTH had to trade their individual ideas in and show “TOLERANCE” to others to receive it) I hugged them and said “Just a while longer.. Just a while longer” and each looked at me with great radiance and joy. Each said “thank you” to me and I got a tear in my eye.
“So what are they waiting for?” asked one of our tour.
“The same thing YOU ARE” said YHWH “The final DOOR… None can pass physically into the next door until they do so also spiritually so that both shall happen at the same time… Each man, woman or child has all this in their own mind. In a sense every single person is composed of a “community of thoughts” and what you see here as people are just the parts of thought… You see even my Son has parts that still need work before that day… when all these variety of bits all make it into line baring a shirt of TRUTH… For now they wait here at the very end of FAITH for you will see the next door has a name. Some read it as FATE and others as HEAVEN. Some say NIRVANA, ZION and any Myriad of other names meaning THE PERFECT ENDING. By any name it is entirely based in FAITH but it means we must struggle through the storms of all possibility… the doubt and analysis of all probability. The submission to ALL LOVE and Sacrifice which eventually leads to UNITY & PEACE and eventually, if we put into power these things all mankind will find TRUTH which defies all we went through and leads to ZION both in mind and body.”
Many get lost along the way and fail to get to the final rooms. Most don’t even enter them at all.
Today you have been given only access to one room but I chose the most important one of all. I have shown you creatively a deep and spiritual truth and maybe a bit deeper into myself in the process.
I have no tour books or gift shops available nor did I allow pictures. Maybe…just maybe, I took you to see YHWH but I know some of you cheated your way past a few of the doors. To you who cheated I am fairly sure you now feel cheated yourself since it may have seemed insane rambling to you…so is the reward of such acts and shame on you!
To those who stayed open and humble and true.. Being gracious and filled with LOVE perhaps you just participated in something rather amazing.
Of course this was just in our imagination.. Or was it something more?
BE LOVE & BE LOVED!