Before and after. Love my sister and brother! @hausmama @elijahckim
- 1 week ago
One of the best books i’ve read to date. My good friend (and founder of the band BERLIN… it makes more sense if i add that in) is obsessed with this book and now i can see why. It’s a different perspective on the “RELIGIOUS FAITH” and perspectives of Christianity. I’ve always felt a disconnect with super religious people that seem to be regurgitating things they have heard and passing them along with a surface level of understanding but i’ve always felt that my belief has been a relationship with something higher than our understanding as humans. It’s HUMILITY. Submission of a greater understanding because of our lack of knowing. I hate answers… You know like.. Hey why do i need to learn math? Because it’s good. ok.. that’s a simple answer but as i get older, that doesn’t cut it for me anymore. Religion is super complex and deep but we’ve attempted to simplify the Word into surface level “answers.” What’s wrong with saying, “i don’t know” to things? Shoot, ask me a billion questions on science, and i’ll say… I dunno. I’m sure i know 100x’s more than someone 1000 years ago but that’s because as a culture, we’ve upgraded things to be a common understanding and a way of life. I for one am not afraid of saying, “I don’t know” to things even when it comes to my faith. The only thing i can say is that i have proof of it’s affects on my life as a personal testimony and I hope that God’s love lives THROUGH me and i do my damn best not to control it. I’m only here temporarily and realized that some time ago but the beautiful thing about that is that you can really let things go and LET THINGS BE! My friend John has been through a ton of things in his life and am very glad to have been able to become as close as we are. He’s been on top of the world and hit the bottom according to the confines of this world’s reality. I’m thankful to him for being vulnerable to me and not judging my vulnerabilities. If the world would just relax and take off their protective masks, we could probably progress as a unit much quicker. I’d highly recommend reading the book but here are my cliff notes.
THE CURE (78) – Over time, They actually mature into who God says they are and stop hurting each other as often. Slowly, the world around them transforms intoa a place of safety, trust, freedom and love. Remembering who you are. Realizing what you have been all the time. Compounded hurts have defined you through distortion/ sin but that’s just dirt. Wipe it off and you are still you. BIG KIDS. Everyone “masks” to survive in this jungle of hurt and pain that is FORWARDED. Relax and let the “original architecture” reveal itself. LET IT BE. Further You get from HOME BASE (Control tower, cell tower, original center, etc) the more static. More mess ups are inevitable and confusion/ chaos appears more frequently. STAY CLOSE, STAY CLEAN. BETTER SIGNALS. You want to be better? Be around people better than you! Helps you get closer and closer to Home Base.
DESTINY (102) – Destiny is the ordained intention God has sacredly prepared with your name on it. Not something you can MANIPULATE, COERCE, OR TALENT your way into. Destiny is set in motion when you choose the path of HUMILITY. When we love more we can’t help to sin less. FOCUS ON LOVE. Trying to not sin is hard and will keep you discouraged, confused and less focused. TRUST THE FATHER. You can’t work your way into destiny but rather you take each day as your DAILY BREAD and allow God to USE YOU! The submission of your fleshly desires allows you to be controlled and used by God/ the source. The less you hold onto the things you “think” you know, the quicker you can align yourself with your true destiny which is to be in complete submission to God and a vessel for his spirit to be used “through” you. Allow yourself to be a puppet by reconnecting your strings you FORGOT about.
CHILD LIKE VULNERABILITY (82/75) – Childhood communities of TRUST, SAFETY, and VULNERABILITY gradually dissolved. We still need those. Hurts compounded rape us from these child like existence. We grow older and create masks to survive and not get hurt but it turns us into creatures of distrust and confusion. The longer we stay in the “dead zone” (no signal) the more dirt we accumulate and things start to crust up and harden. Our hearts become ADULT LIKE and become suspicious of everyone’s motive but that is when we are alone. God is the ultimate protector and when we trust in God’s CHARACTER, STRENGTH, LOVE and PROTECTION… guilt, hurt, and FEAR is unnecessary when we are with him. We can be as a child again with God power and achieve EXTRAordinary/ SUPERnatural power and energy. Wonder if God just wants us to get closer to him as a child so he can trust us more with blessings.
MASKS (38) – Greatest hope for any mask wearer is understanding all masks eventually crack and dissolve, gradually revealing what is hidden beneath. All masks crumble because they were man made. If masks didn’t crack, it would forever separate us from LOVE, AUTHENTICITY, and FREEDOM. Our endlessly loving God allows our masks to FALL APART because HE CARES SO DEEPLY FOR US! Masks create a buffer between who we were really meant to be (childlike/ innocent) and what we’ve become. They may protect us from being hurt in the worldly sense but we lose out on pure energy and life! The word is a direct connection to us and God but if we have masks that filter the word, how can we truly absorb it in it’s pure form. Masks prevent real “spiritual” growth and prolong our fleshly defense mechanisms we’ve developed as a result of hurt and guilt. If we commit sin, our automatic response is GUILT. If someone sins against us, our response is HURT. These were designed to signal to us that something wrong has happened and our hearts are disrupted and need healing. This is how we have been created and is our NATURAL INSTINCTS on responding to sin. Because of this, we need to be vulnerable to the connection with God to allow his energy to heal us instead of coming up with new masks to rid our hurt and guilt. Hurt and Guilt kills our connection with God if we keep building masks to immediately soften the AFFECTS OF SIN.
SUMMARY – The cure is complete and total surrender to trusting God’s furious love for us. He desperately desires to connect with us and be in sync/ harmony with each step we take while we are here. He wants us to trust him in everything and believe he will protect us through the scariest of places. He’s created methods to give us opportunities to do this and if we choose to accept them we can live a life of pure vulnerability and ultimate protection. Walk forward, eat your daily bread, and connect to God in all things. Pure and total connection to the creator.