What and Why A Church With-out-Doors? Without doors we may even meet in the outdoors! Thus, this church has no permanent building, no walls, fences, gates or doors to separate people or even to create illusions of separation that keep others out or away. Many churches and other religious institutions have their limiting structures and practices of exclusivity, both physical as well as in their restrictions, rules, laws and customs. Yet, love, the idea that many preach, is an all inclusive; it is a unifying idea and energy.
A guiding principle for this church has been that, "Who ever shall come, are welcome". Here on the internet, there are no doors or walls to keep you or others out. All are welcome, but few may stay, and this is as it should be. A church, or other institution, is composed of people. People bring ideas, money, love, energy and they also leave with some of that as part of them, thus people are the bottom line of this or any other institution; not money.
So it is that our philosophy views this institution as a living energy, composed of people seeking more light and thus their own inner truths or self. So, as the universe abhors a vacuume, some people will come and stay a while, some longer than others, while people also go to move on to their next adventure in consciousness. Thus, as some leave that creates a vacuume to draw new people in their place. The billions of cells in your own body keep your physical being alive by thus very process! This the movement of energy that keeps life moving, renewing itself with vitality and continued life; always seeking a higher level of expression and experience. Even atoms and electrons do this dance of life!
We did not make up these rules; for they are the way of God & Goddess, the Angels and the Universal Forces. This is how the universal energies, that you are a part of, continue to live, move and have their being - and yours. You can never be apart from all of this divine creative energy, for you are in the midst of it all and even help create it, every day, every hour, second and instant! Thus you are blessed in all ways, always.
What most people forget when they build their walls and fences, doors and gates is that these things not only keep others out, and thus become a self-built prison, that keeps the architect locked in, in solitary confinement and loneliness. Of course you can invite your chosen few to be with you, but even that limits your experience of all of the otherwise boundless energies of LOVE!
We suggest for humanity to open the doors of creativity and tear down the walls of judgment and rejection to let the sunshine in and set our souls free as a bird or butterfly. This is a place for you to dream your dreams, fly high as the eagle and reach for your highest star and brightest light. We hope that this freedom and flight of soul allows you to realize the star that you are!
May you shine more brightly as a result of visiting this website!
rev. John by Lady Church, Glstonbury England ... where Jesus walked with Mary and others
The image at the left is associated withthe feminine energy of allowance and nurturing, which exists through out all creation. It seems to be a "weak force", but is indeed strong, for it is everywhere. In the picture, a man standing in front of an ancient chapel which was dedicated to the Feminine Principle of God-Goddess (Mary), as people knew it then. Today it stands as a symbol that spans a time of 2000 years and more. This marks the spot where a "church" was established before 64 AD with and by the energies of The Christ. The original building (now gone) was built St, Joseph of Arimethia.
There are documents that claim that Jesus traveled to present day England with his Grand Uncle Joseph, who was (of the House of King David) a metals trader. Joseph oversaw a family owned tin-led mine in the nearby Mindip Hills. Thus, Jesus visited this area and spoke the Druidic language and even taught in their universities while in the land of the Celts. He was a man of both spirit and knowledge, because he opened his doors and allowed All-That-Is to inspire him. (You may do the same) The Celtic people readily accepted his teaching and philosophies, as His were so similar to their own.
Articles of Freedom
Articles of Freedom for an Inner/InnerNet/InternetChurch with Outdoors: Dismantling the Doors, Windows and Walls that kept us prisoners in Structure; Recreating Freedom and Flight for our souls. This philosophical belief is meant to have no doctrine, dogma nor creed. In this way it may be discussed and questioned, as all philosophical and religious beliefs have been for eons, by all religions. However this, as "The Only Way", may not be preached, for each person has their own beliefs and way of finding what nourishes their soul and being. This needs to be respected and honored by humanity, in the ways that have been shown to us by our Loving Creator.
We, here, have no intent to impose any information or ideas on the thoughts or beliefs of anyone viewing this site. However, we do ask that since you are here, that you view the ideas presented in unbiased love, light and with respect, so that you may assess for yourself their validity, accuracy and importance to you.
WHY NOT "ARTICLES OF FAITH"?
Faith is not blind and never binds; for the faith that God-Goddess has in us is limitless and boundless.Thus, it allows us to be, to seek, to find and share the love that we are.And so faith comes from love. inspiring freedom and wholeness through love for all things to be at their own pace, time and place;, beginning with your self, right now in this place.This builds respect for all things, so you can communicate with all elements of life, rather than avoiding life in hopes of stumbling on something better. Thus is life lived and loved.As your life becomes lighter and brighter, so will you!Thus, you become the rising star that you are!
WHAT IS FREEDOM ?
The soul knows and wants to express its freedom because it knows the freedom of the spirit and wants to make things appear on earth as they are in the heaven of spirit. Your soul is love; God is love and thus you are love.God and your soul want to know self and thus you are on a spiritual path to do just that, through ?free will?; the same free will that atoms and electrons follow as they help create the orderly universe we know.
Along the way, you will be invited to open yourself to new ideas, new thoughts and new revelations, as you explore the spiritual expression that you are.
HOW DID WE GET HERE And where are we going? We come together as the family of humanity, the family of life in the universes; celebrating our differences and diversities as elements that support communion, cooperation and creativity; as we once again we align in harmony with the spirit of love that is our true nature.
Many philosophers and philosophies agree on the following general principles:
1The One Universal principle of Love; God, the Father and Mother of all creation, is in us, alive and growing through all life and all existence. 2Relationships are key to knowing our ?relationship? to Creator; as they exist throughout all life; even life beyond the earth, body and mind. 3We may and do commune with God, the Angels and those who have gone beyond the Earth.Thus, we find unity of life everlasting as exhibited through the continuous existence and communion of souls.
All is Life, Light and Love; All life is for our Inspiration and growth, thus it is in our best interests to Honor All Life, beginning with self.
All is Life, Light and Love; All life is for our Inspiration and growth, thus it is in our best interests to Honor All Life, beginning with self.
As we interact with life and other forms of life we find and learn to practice self response-ability (our ability to respond to life around us)
Eternal and continuous growth and progress is guaranteed through our communion and communication with all life, spirit and every soul.
The universe including all matter and energy is living, thus the balancing of all things is infinite, continuous and ever dynamic.
WHAT IS A CHURCH WITHOUT WALLS?
The community that the Christ Consciousness (which is not a man or a religion, but an energy Presence) calls together is a place where people of all faiths come together to love, support and honor each other. Such a gathering, called "church" by the Greeks, has nothing to do with elitist Christian dogmas that separate people; nothing to do with any religious hierarchy, elaborate organizational structure or grand buildings.In a church without boundaries, we come together to celebrate life in all of its forms and in its quintessential formlessness as well.We celebrate the Infinite Living God within all that is: Expressing, Experimenting and Experiencing endlessly, infinitely.
This is not a place, but a feeling.Thus, you may find it upon a mountain, in a desert, in a forest, under a tree, by the sea or a lake or stream or even on the internet. (Voila!) You see, the true church exists within your own heart; your own Sacred Heart.The church and the Kingdom are within, not "out there somewhere", for all is all within!
A CHURCH WITHOUT DOORS
A church without doors is open to all, no matter where they come from or where they are headed.A church without doors trusts in the power of the goodness of the Christ and of God-Goddess that is manifest everywhere in the universe, including within each human being.Such a gathering, rather than controlling or manipulating, trusts, knows and looks for the light within each and every human being.
Many congregations say they have an open door policy, but do not trust in spirit and thus do not let loving allowance into their midst.And, so they hold the Living Divinity of life itself at arms length as they institutionalize their judgments to hold on to their fears and insecurities.The stranger and the outcast are not welcome in their sanctuaries.Many build a prison and call it a church, but that kind of church does not follow The Way of the Christ.
A CHURCH WITH OUTDOORS
A church without doors is also a church with outdoors, as it lets in the light, love and life of nature, the natural, which is in the nature of all things and all beings. This may lead to the study of life in all its aspects, including the study of beauty, wonder and inspiration.Thus, we may often meet outside in the open, as people have for millennia.
WHERE DOES THE SPIRITUAL PATH BEGIN ?
The spiritual path begins not with obtaining certain knowledge, passing written tests and going through the mechanics and learning the words that will get you what you want. The spiritual path begins with a questioning and a journey within self; of self discovery, finding the wisdom within, passing the tests of life as you live and give and receive love from all, even when it might not seem to always get you what you thought you wanted.
You enter the spiritual path when you acknowledge the spark of creator within you, attend to it and attune with it.That is also the moment you stop being a victim and start becoming a victor by taking full responsibility for your life by responding to your greater Self Response Abilities. As one does this, they find that Life is a Creative Adventure!
That spark can only be noticed when you take the time to look for it; if you live your life reactively, you will never find it.If you concentrate only on business, it will surround you so you will likely not notice that spark of light (even though you are using it).You must seek it, consciously, knowing that a well-attended spark glows brightly, even when in pitch darkness.
WHERE DOES THIS PATH END ?
On this sacred path, you will engage in your own unending seeking for the divinity of you. Thus, you are invited to believe as you wish and follow your own heart and your own soul where ever it leads you, for you are forever more within the heart and mind of God, loved forever.Thus, you will certainly create new ways to experience what has been called "religion" by looking deeply into the ancient wisdoms long buried in those religions, then combine those truths with the truth that comes from your own heart.In this way you shall find your way to your heart and the (Sacre Coeur du Diu) Heart of God.For, you are the way, the truth and the light along your path.
WALKING IN LIGHT AND LOVE, THOUGH LIFE
We are each beings of light and of love, created by and yet traveling toward more of both. The density of light that we experience in this world is the result of our willingness, or lack of it, to allow ourselves to be open and even vulnerable to that light. What we see in this world today is a result of each of us playing the games of pretense; defense, deceit, denial, blame and shame with our brothers and sisters. What happened to honesty and the resulting trust that grows out of it? As we stop playing these games we will find that we each share more together than is different and we shall only then find ourselves able to stand together as individuals, and as equals ? ready to share and build a brave new world with love and creativity, using our unique and individual differences as our talents. In this new world, what some have called a New Jerusalem, we shall not seek to impose our views or wills upon others, as we will honor the fact that they too have Free Will, granted from on high, just like us.Love attracts and allows while fear and force pushes. Thus, you may trust in the dynamics of the Universe to bring you what you need and direct what does not nourish, away from you. As we are lead by love and follow The Way of Love, so shall we each lead by love, through Life.
In the eyes of God, every human being is as special as every other human being that has ever lived, lives now or will ever live.We are all students of the divine and at the same time teachers for all that touch us.So, the question, “By whose authority do you speak or act?” can only be answered “By the authority of the God within.”If you ask Moses, Abraham, Buddha, Jesus or Mohamed this question, this is what they will tell you.
In this church, there is no one above and no one below another; as each is upon their own path, thus in their right place and time.And so, as buildings have foundations, this church has a Founder, but beyond that it is a church of the people – who so ever will gather, feel a part of it and support it.It is their church.
Everyone wants a simple life and thus we are told we need rules to live by.But most rules are not helpful, for they can too easily be used to create divisions, so we then judge, fear, try to control and persecute others who do not live by “our rules”.The truth is you do not know what is right action or what is best for others.Indeed you often do not even know what is best for you.The humility of this understanding is essential to living a spiritual life.Without rules, we create a new “disorganized” religion which will not suffocate or strangle any human soul; but will feed all and help you grow.
Too often, rules are made for fools ... who have not learned the self response abilities of Spiritual Spontaneity.
No one can change another until they are ready to change themselves.Thus, no one can force another to “awaken”, for each person clings to the illusions of separation and control until the pain of being controlled and feeling disconnected is unbearable.Though the pain threshold is different for each person, all will reach theirs eventually.Then they are ready for the journey home. Converting others is not how this teaching extends.
Our ministers and teachers will not promote concepts or use words that promise some future salvation.For all are eventually “saved” by their own desire and efforts.And when that happens it is of no matter, for all time is one time and all people are one people. The Great God of all has infinite love for all His/Her parts and has Trust that all will "return" when they realize thet they never left home.
While we honor and listen to Isaiah, Jesus, Buddha, Mohamed and all Maser Teachers that have gone before us, we do not worship them.Instead, we open our hearts as conduits of Divinity, as they did, to convey divine love to the world and all humanity, across all nations and all religions.
NOTE: God does not need or want Worship; only acknowlegment, honor, respect and love - just like His/Her creations. Isn't this what your heart desires?
PREACHING TO OTHERS
Since most people do not have sufficient insight or understanding to know whether your acts or words may be helpful or hurtful to others, it is best to just observe and in your observation see the love in all things; give love to all things.There is no need to quote from or to wave your Bibles, Sutras, Talmud, Koran or your other holy books in front of people.For it is not your job to insist or even to instruct them to live according to your wishes or beliefs, or those found in any “Holy” book. If you are concerned about them, simply love them.This will get people’s attention and win their hearts and minds faster and more solidly than any amount of preaching.And you shall find love in the unity created by your given love.
So, instead of preaching to others, live your truth, shine your light and extend love to them.Demonstrate that you are capable of speaking and acting in a loving and compassionate way.Then let them know that they were born with the light and love of All-That-IS in their hearts, as well. Those that are ready to experience the light and feel the love will ask how they may be so loving so they may shine their light and may even follow you.In this way, those that are not ready will continue on their journey without interfering in yours.This is loving allowance!
MINISTERING TO THE PEOPLE
A “Minister” does not become such by “preaching” or teaching religious teachings. Only by the daily practice of living love and light does a person “minister” to those about them.This may be done either silently or in words or in action.Thus, true ministers will never brow beat or condemn ”unbelievers” or “infidels”, for they know and live the equality and balance that light and love bring.
To be born again means that we understand that God has never abandoned us.For, how could S/He if we are the image, seed and spark of Creator within?We are one in the same and always were – and always will be!In a real sense, we realize, God never abandoned us, it is we who turned away from ourselves due to our feelings and fears of unworthiness and guilt due in part to misunderstanding what true “responsibility” is; simply responding to our own abilities. The man, Jesus, told us that we are forgiven, for we are learning along our way, ever onward, ever upward as we expand our understandings of the infinite realities we call God. BORN IN SPIRIT
To be reborn in spirit is to finally know, without any doubt, that our responsibility (response-ability) is to love and honor ourselves and others as equals.Thus we commit to love without conditions as a way of life and living – not just as an idea to be discussed and agreed to.So, we agree to support each other, even in our differences, as we uphold each other’s light equally with our own.
WHAT THIS CHURCH IS … AND IS NOT
Spiritualism is not about building large edifices and attracting crowds of people so we can all feel good because so many others seem to believe like we do.It is more of an inner attitude of growth, honoring the Christ and Krishna within each being.Spiritualism is in a sense the antithesis of materialism as it considers Spirit to be the energy that forms the basic foundation of all things and all worlds, seen and unseen.Spiritualism is not Spiritism; that is talking with the dead for curiosity only, for fleshly gratification, for ambitious ends and selfish gains or for unworthy, amusing and irreligious purposes.For us, listening to Spirit is an enlightening and enlivening exercise of the mind, as tempered by the heart. "It is a blessing and a joy when man and spirit join together in search of higher truths and awarenesses", says Dr. Peebles. We believe that this is the way we grow and expand our souls.
JOURNEY OF THE HEART
The Journey of the heart, to its center, has always been.However, putting life into our hearts begins when we finally surrender to life and love.This is and continues to be a most rewarding feeling.The magic moment comes when we begin loving ourselves enough to face our worst fears, feel our pain and move with and even dance and talk to them rather than denying them and holding them at arms length or as prisoners in the darkness of our own subconscious.Thus, we free our soul from prison so that it is (we are – I am) now vulnerable, accessible, willing to be present in every now, so we may allow ourselves to feel all that is.This opens the heart to all of creation – which reconnects us with the heart of God/Goddess, All-That-IS and all Creation. It is all God!
THE TREE OF LIFE
The tree of good and evil is one and the same as the tree of life.In that realization, love no longer has an opposite for it will be seen to extend freely in all directions. This tree has its roots in the darkness of the earth for stability and nourishment, while its branches seek the light of heaven for those kinds of nourishment. Its leaves then catch the fire, air and water so it may bloom and bear fruit as it connectrs with both heaven and earth So it is withhumanity. All life occurs upon this horizon where light meets dark.The Tree of Life grows and prospers as light meets dark in a continuum of love forever.
In the day of continuous light and dark, when someone comes to you and places a condition on your love or theirs; you will say to them, “Brother (or Sister) I too have dreamed that dream and I found that it only leads to pain and suffering - as such it does neither of us justice.However, if we question the assumptions that created it, together we may shine our light to find a better way!
All are welcome in the Church of the Heart that some call His church. All are welcome, whether rich or poor, in sickness or in health, for this is where the divine marriage takes place.This church is open to who so ever will follow His vibration. example and teachings. In this church, the most valuable names are those of your brothers and sisters around the earth and throughout the universes.As each element of creation, each human being is God’s child, He stands for all of humanity and is against none, for we are His Own.He stands for and is within all beings who in their innocence bless creation with their presence.The spirit of the Christ lives within this presence and as you take it in your heart, it is a gift for all in any present.This is the gift you can give to self and to humanity, today.The Gift of Love.
In His Church, all come together to celebrate life in all its forms and in its quintessential formlessness.
COME TO THE ALTER
The fire upon the alter is one of grace, thus it burns with the warmth of love.It is kindled by the spark that lies within each and every heart, the spark of change and transmutation. Come to the alter, to feel with your heart, not just think with your brain.Come, then, not to hold your judgments, but to alter them with love in the heart of new understandings
WHO SHALL TAKE COMMUNION
We are all in an ongoing dialog with the divine as it manifests in, around and through us.Thus the inner and outer are in a constant dance of communion.Becoming consciously aware of this communion process is called a re-union.This is The Holy Communion and Marriage that may be taken at any time or place.
INTELLECTUAL MIND AND THE SPIRITUAL HEART
In the zeal to “fix” what is judged to be “less than”, “wrong”, “imperfect” or “not of God” the logic of intellectual mind thinks nothing of force-feeding those whom it judges to “need” changing.The fact that this entire system stems from an inner insecurity seems to be of no importance to those who would “control” others.In contrast, the Sacred Heart feels that all is God and in that peace may know that all is good and all is well.The Heart knows that no one and no thing “needs” fixing, healing or change – until it desires same.Desire is then a prime mover, not an intellectual exercise.
FOLLOWING YOUR HEART
Do not be ashamed if you have turned away from religion because in your heart you could not accept their “truths” because in your Heart of Hearts they felt like “lies”.Many Masters have either stepped beyond from existing beliefs, churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship, because the leaders of these structures offer nothing but deception, exclusiveness and guilt.For, truly, you meet your God and your Goddess in the temple of your own Sacred Heart, not in some pretentious building or social hierarchy that mocks the teachings and lives of The Living Masters (all of whom are as alive today as when they walked the earth in human form).
Fundamentalism and fundamentalists tend to project the feeling that there is only one truth and they are the only ones “chosen” to have it.In every time and place, fundamentalism opposes the rediscovery of the truth within the hearts and minds of humanity, which honors the inner wisdom and Universal laws that transcend earthly laws. These are the laws that the Masters teach. Earthly law is normally in favor of creating the outer authority of rigid rules and laws.Further, it establishes false idols supported by rules, hierarchies, systems and dogmas that stifle the creativity of the soul, thus denying the exiatance of a God. Then in the desire to control the uncontrollable, it creates rules and rituals for the “authentic” practice of “The Common Good” as it sacrifices the freedom of the soul and the individual to the tyranny of the “one and only” group mind.
WHAT MASTER OR GURU DO I FOLLOW?
There are many Masters and Gurus on earth, in the past as well as the present.However, as you learn fabout your beliefs, by way of these Teachers, and from your own life experiences, you are thereby intended to become master of your own life.Thus there are many messages and many masters, but no one to follow; for you must follow your own heart … not your head. Follow your own Sacred Heart, always. It, too is from God-Goddess and All-That-IS.
Do you hear things or see things that you would like to make a part of your life? Jesus said "Believe", for He knew that as a person truly believes, that is how you will find them to be living.
Believing in possibilities and your ability to achieve them. This is the key, here.See them, feel them, smell them and taste them, totally, and you will be living them!This is true ?believing?.
When Jesus said "Oh Ye of little faith" the man, Jesus, did not mean that these people, or disciples, had little faith in him or in a church (there was none, yet) or the unseen God; it meant that they had little faith and belief in themselves and their own God-given abilities, that come from the fact that they (we all) are a part of God. Thus, miracles happen within our bodies, beneath our awareness, and as an extension of those miracles we are able to do seemingly miraculous things in this world!Yes, these disciples, humans just like you and me, could even change their lives, bodies, relationships, and financial status; what ever they choose.Thus, it is by belief in His Teachings and Living Example that we save ourselves from lack, pain and hardship. By learning from how this Son of Man thought, lived and did, by following that example; not merely by "faith alone" or a "belief in Him", is how we grow, expand our awareness and become more!
We learn by example, every day!Why not learn by His example as your inspiration as well, each and every day?
THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ... WHAT IS THE TRUTH ... THE TRUTH OF GOD ...
While "Absolute Truth" may indeed exist in the mind if "God", the best that any human mind can conceive is always a "Relative Truth"; the truth revealed to you, relative to your own beliefs ,life experiences and interpretations. Thus, whatever your "Truth" or set of truths may be, it is always personal; just as your "God" is.And, so it is also true that the "Truth" that each person you meet may reveal to you, is also their personal truth ... even if it is not yours!
Each person's view of "truth" depends on where they stand. Thus, no two of us will ever completely agree, unless we come from the exact same set of beliefs, experiences and evaluations of life as we see it. However, all this is physically impossible; thus all that we can know in the physical is always relative. And so, Life in the physical becomes a study of relationships.
However, in order to grow, we must all reveal our truths, come together and discuss them, not with closed minds in defense of our truths, but in order to expand truth as we know it beyond all boundaries.This expansion is the "growth" that allows us to approach th Absolute Truth that a few think they already know while most others are still seeking it.
No man can ever know it all, as it is humanly impossible to be All of the infinite God in all, except as we approach that Infinity.
- Rev. John M. Kohlenberger, HHP 2009-07-08
P.S. While as he was Seeking His Truth, the physicist, philosophor and mystic, Dr. Albert Einstein studied and wrote of "Relativity" as he found his own "Light".
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