19. ~SOUNDINGS~: PART 4 – The Interventions 19th Essay – The Exalted Way

by Frank L. Jordan III

19. The Exalted Way

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The Exalted Way

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After Jesus had ministered for three years,

     after he had instructed his twelve disciples

          in the ways of the perfect community of God,

          he went to Jerusalem—

               for the last time.

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There he sat at supper, took bread and gave thanks,

     broke it and gave it to his disciples.

Then Jesus said, “Take and eat—for this is my body,

     which is given up for you.

          Do this in remembrance of me.”

He then took a cup of wine, gave thanks and said,

     “Drink from this—for this is my blood,

          the blood of the new covenant,

          which is shed for you.”

And with these consecrating words,

     the simple gifts of bread and wine

          were transformed into God’s meal, the Eucharist—

          God’s meal of oneness and peace.

But it would not end there.

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For that night Jesus would go to the garden of Gethsemane.

He would go there and pray—pray for his life,

     pray that there could be some other way than dying

          to bring about salvation for humanity.

But there wasn’t.

There absolutely wasn’t.

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Why not?

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Jesus had to die for God’s Spirit to fill the Earth

     because Jesus’ spirit had to go to God

          for that connection to be made

          between Pure Love and the universe—

               establishing a conduit

               between God and humanity.

It was essential that Jesus die,

     because the connection could not be made

          any other way.

Such a conduit between God and this world

     could not be established with a lesser act.

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In order to fully understand this,

     one must become aware of a little-known dynamic

          between God and the universe.

When any entity—especially a human entity—

     experiences death,

          they carry back to God within their very spirit

          the essence of their life experience here on Earth.

God draws into himself, into herself each spirit,

     including the essence of that entity’s life experience,

          and actually uses that spirit and essence

          to further the processes of evolution—

               the processes of physical and spiritual evolution,

               as well as the evolution of culture.

This dynamic is called

     the breathing in and the breathing out,

          and is an essential part of derivism.

It is also the reality that was subconsciously apprehended

     by our ancestors when human and animal sacrifices

          were offered to God during rituals,

          misguided acts based on a kernel of truth—

               that God does breath in the essence of the departed,

               and uses it to breath out a renewing power,

                    an enabling power into the world of the living,

                    a power for growth and change.

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This reality is why Jesus had to die,

     not only as a kind of ransom for the sins of all—

          an interpretation that was especially useful

          for our predecessors,

               and is still held dear by many today—

               but also as an essential act

                    in which Jesus’ body and spirit

                    were drawn into God and used,

                         used by God who is Pure Love

                         to establish a sacred conduit

                         for the activity of the Holy Spirit.

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For once Jesus Christ died, was buried,

     and was resurrected—

          was breathed in and breathed out

          by God our Source—

               it truly became possible for the Holy Spirit,

               which is God’s working activity on Earth,

                    to play upon this universe in an amazing

                    and unprecedented way—

                         a way that began at Pentecost,

                         is still happening today,

                         and always will happen.

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To believe this is to embark on the exalted way.

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The exalted way is this—

     to know that God is Pure Love,

          to experience this reality during one’s life,

          to recognize that this experience

               comes through the acts of Jesus’ living

               and dying and rising,

                    that God used Jesus’ body and spirit—

                    Christ’s very essence

                         as the embodiment of God—

                         to form a conduit between Pure Love

                         and the universe,

                              a living conduit for all

                              who would receive the Holy Spirit,

                              who could receive the Holy Spirit.

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For the reception of the healing Spirit of God

     is not a certain thing,

          even if one believes in the reality of Jesus Christ.

One has to be open to it, in many ways.

My experience has been that the more compassionate,

     merciful, and loving a person is prone to being,

          the more likely it is that the Holy Spirit

          will burst in on them.

They must be ready to receive it—

     psychologically, physiologically,

          as well as chemically.

It’s not enough to just believe, one has to be conditioned,

     and that conditioning must be done

          with thoughtfulness and care.

This is true for everyone.

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But when a person has been made readied,

     and the inner obstacles have fallen away,

          then the healing power coursing through that person—

          the power of the living Christ, of our loving God—

               can accomplish amazing things.

For this is how miraculous events actually come about,

     through the hearts, minds, spirits, and limbs

          of each person who has been made an actual vehicle

          within which the power of Pure Love moves.

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The results might not be immediate,

     or appear to be what we expect them to be,

          but if we hold on to the truth

          that God really does only want the best

               for us and those we love,

               then we will see in our daily lives his workings,

                    and be drawn into living an inspired life.

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That is, if we can keep the effects

     of the harsher realities

          of everyday life at bay.

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