Disciple James log: If you have seen me you have seen the father, Jesus said.


WWhat did he mean? What was he saying?

  • Elsewhere he speaks about seeing without seeing, and hearing without hearing. We see most people without seeing them.
  • So if we are seeing Jesus we are seeing what the father is, the being that is the father which is at the same time outside of us and in the case of Jesus and in the case of mature followers of his, the being that they have made of themselves, have returned themselves to being.
He said, the son of man has come to seek and to save the sheep who are lost. What did he mean? What was he saying?
  • Elsewhere he speaks of people being dead, prodigal son for example, who was dead and then became alive. Those who return to being of their childhood state, their inner child, their being is the being of the father, the soul in charge, the spirit that is holy, the child within, the mammalian brain, are alive, and in that sense found and saved. The others are not, in Jesus eyes, and that is so horrible to him, so agonizing through compassion, it is worth his life to try and save at least a soul or two. All, he hoped, at the beginning, and at least a few, he realized, at the end.
James is constantly called to effectively follow Jesus in all this, for the individual and collective Joy of it. And he is searching to understand through Jesus and anywhere else how to effectively achieve that. And so far there are a variety of ways that at various times are helpful. In order by which James has been discovering and practicing these to success but not yet total success:
  1. Deeply pondering the moral teachings and moral example of Jesus in the canonical Gospels.
  2. Distinguishing between the various spirits and being aware of which is in charge, the spirit that is holy, that of his soul, or the variety of spirits of his head and flesh in charge. And further, in addition to being aware, being aware of what he prefers the feeling of. Being his holy spirit, his soul in charge, it's heaven, joy, life, sanity, peace.
  3. Keeping the Sabbath once a week as an essential practice for consolidating gains of the previous week, providing full reign and exercise to the spirit that's holy that that circuitry become more capable and strong, and that it become more clearly recognized and therefore summonable.
  4. Deeply pondering the moral teachings and moral example of Jesus in the canonical Gospels. This is not repeated by accident. And only in recent days, how shocking that is, only in recent days pondering, what does this particular phrase say about how he saw things personally, what he first saw and understood and lived and then tried to share with us? This is very very productive. What a horrible indictment of Christianity that it's taken me 73 years to get to this point.
  5. Maintaining primary constant contact with the child within, which may be inseparable from the father, the soul, the spirit that's holy. And learning to reduce the abuse we are are taught, of that child within, which so much of our hideous notion of growing up, being responsible, being mature, being educated, enjoying ourselves, being healthy, being happy... is about. Massive offense to our inner child all.
  6. Turning to the father, Creator, the spirit that is holy, in prayer.
  7. Deeply pondering the moral teachings and moral example of Jesus in the canonical Gospels.
James, the one writing here, has so much more to learn, so much mastery left to gain. But progress is being made.

In my travels, and my life, I don't see one in 100 million people that have seen Jesus in the way he spoke of. Or even thought of attempting it. Why? Christianity. And not one in 100 million have become the type of being, the son of man as Jesus called it, return to being their soul, in adulthood their inner child. 

He said, the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. That's where the joyful work is. Being, becoming, returning to being the child within, and thereby a potential life-saving path for others, the beacon of light. The son of man does this, according to jesus. According to his words, and more importantly, according to his life example, it's what he did. For the joyful abundant Life of it.