There are seven directions in life. We can travel the above and the below. We can turn to the left or to the right. We can move forwards or backwards. These six directions our mind chooses for our body to go. What is the seventh direction? It’s the “inner” direction. Close our eyes to pray and meditate, contemplate the only real permanent path there is in life. The six cardinal directions of the world are temporary, being present here on Earth. When it is time to leave, be prepared, having a lot of experience with the seventh direction, our “internal and eternal” mental heart journey. There are many important quotations in the Christian literature. Mark 17: 20-21, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.” Many of us expect the kingdom to appear. Realize it is already here; Nature is the Garden of Eden. All we need to do is participate in the “Tree of Life.”
The “Tree of Knowledge” is our ego’s attachment to these material times. Our ego learns to be good or to be bad based on what we have observed and witnessed in this time. Our hearts know the truth and if we can discipline our egos long enough, being quiet, we will have peace of mind. The inner truth sets us free from our contemporary ego and its temporary bodily sufferings. I invited a friend over my house to take a sauna. She had never experienced a sauna before. After a few minutes, I was soaked from head to toe. My friend did not have a drop of sweat. I said, “Sweating was the way the body cools itself; it’s not natural to not sweat.” I asked my friend to meditate on why she did not sweat. When we met again, she told me she had a memory from her childhood. “I was a bit of a ‘tom boy’ and most of my friends in my neighborhood were boys. There weren’t any girls to play with where I lived. One hot summer day, my mother tells me, ‘It is not lady like to sweat.’” My friend started to sweat in the sauna from that day on.
“The kingdom of God is within you”
Our minds are very powerful and thoughts can control our bodies, even dumb thoughts like girls are not supposed to sweat. Let the body be natural, obey Nature’s laws and experience “paradise” here on this planet. The “Tree of Life” will teach us to be humane in mind and body, which is the reason for being here on Earth. If we let our material egos control our lives, we deal with sin, going to hell in every moment. The “Tree of Knowledge” uses a ‘pair of dice’ against the “Tree of Life” and our ‘paradise.’ Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” John 18:36, “My kingdom is not of this world.” If we seek the kingdom of God, we come face to face with the kingdom of Nature. It’s like a reflection in a mirror; one is intangible and the other tangible. Our mind is invisible and the body is visible, both are the doors to our inner life and they are unlocked. Why not walk through?
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