Dear Steele,

You look at me, or any appearance and call it real.

What is more real: God, the creator, or its creation?

Don’t judge by appearance… but discern spiritually is our instruction.

The whole world is captured in the materialistic perspective.

Being born from below we only know what our senses report.

We call it reality and are trapped in ups and downs, in missing the mark.

We have eyes and do not see reality.

The materialistic worldview is based on the idea that mater is first and out of it grows a brain, capabale of intelligence.

Letting go of a believe — worldview — can be very disturbing, it can call up panic and fear that might throw us even deeper into what we want to leave behind.

How to relax our sin, our worldview?

“be still and know I am.” Psalm 46:10

For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing, 16And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,” Therefore you shall flee! “And we will ride on swift horses,” Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.… Isaiah 30:15

Our body mind wants to stay in, and defend its habitual territory. The swift horses are our personal cleverness, our busy mind.

We try to find the way into the state of freedom — Isreal — in and with the body mind.

Body mind belongs to this world, but my kingdom is not of this world.

It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.
1 Corinthians 15:44

Where to go?

Before you remove the splinter in your brother’s eye, remove the beam in front of your own head. In other words, don’t try to fix the world, but repent, turn your attention.

The materialistic worldview looks outside at objects; people, places, things are gross objects; feelings, ideas, thoughts are more subtle objects, distinct from what I believe myself to be.

The why question leads us away into duality.

Where can I turn to? Instead to look out to objects I look at the one who perceives everything.

Can the perceiver be perceived?

Your body is perceived, your person is perceived, but “who am I”?

“Who do you say I am?” Mark 8:29

Flesh (concepts, appearance, effect) or Spirit (cause)?

Love your enemy, give the other cheek, don’t resist evil…
because resistance strengthens the ideas “me, myself and I” which is at the root of the materialistic world view.

Removing your worldy ideas of “me, myself and I” will not remove your individuality, it will only remove what has only be assumed.

Deconstructing the materialistic world view?

We are told to examine yourself… check if what you believe is based on 2nd hand knowledge from man who’s breath is in his nostrils?

What do you really know: I am, I exist. Immediately after this recognition the mind kicks in — on autopilot — and creates your reality, based on your belives and assumptions.

It sounds simplistic, too simple: as you sow so shall you reap.

You sow not with what you see, but how you see.

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. Acts 3:6

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. Matthew 6:6

The person jumps on its swift horse and wants to do things.

And yes, we do things, but unless the Lord builds the house (thoughts, ideas, intentions, plans) we labor in vain.

The Lord is the absence of our person, in the Presence of intelligence [Christ, the wisdom and power of God].

With love,
Holger

December 20, 2017