He who was known as Shakespeare once said, 'All the Worlds a stage and every man is an actor' With just a little thought, one does not have to be a rocket scientist to see that he was absolutely right. I have said that every 'human child' that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is God in the infant stage of development. And when I say God, I mean the Creator of the Universe! To be born a son or daughter of God and not know it does not mean that you will function as a son or daughter of God! But…no matter how well you function or how terrible, depends solely on your perception of yourself! You will be whatever you believe yourself to be. This is a good time to quote that scripture verse "As a man thinketh, so is he/she". Shakespeare could not have described us better. We all play the part of being who and what we believe ourselves to be.
This is where the Church is supposed to do what Churches are supposed to do. Teach us how to live and function as sons and daughters of God…as God created us to live and function. Except none of the Churches I know of believe that God made man in His image and likeness. Even though this is stated in the first chapter of the Bible, seemingly no one believes it. God made us in His image and likeness, by 'becoming' us…by 'being' us! Man was created to be the Christ, but no one knows the key that enables us to function as Christ's… As Jesus functioned! The 'key' is really so simple. It lies in the realization that God is the "I", or the "I AM" within us! This 'realization' begins with faith in the belief that the Vine and the branch are One! ONE and the same! (I and my Father are One.)
As He said in the Book of John, "I" am the Vine, and all men are as branches. Is a 'branch' not simply an extension of the Vine? Of course it is. The branch and the Vine are One. One is but an extension of the other! God could very well have said 'I am the Vine and I am also the branches'. Is there any court in the World that would say that could not be so? So everyone of us is God playing the part of 'being' the 'person' our parents created when they named us, never ever realizing that we are a miniscule manifestation of the Vine…of the creator of the Universe! Because our Spiritual teachers do not have the key, humanity has searched for God since man was first created, never ever realizing that the "I" within us is the God we have been searching for. Nor have we ever realized that this 'person' our parents created when they named us, is the Satan they warned us to beware of!
The cause of the 'mess' that exists, lies in the teachings of our religious organizations…THEY ARE ALL TO BLAME! They have failed totally to discover that no John or Jane Doe on Earth has any being! (This may be very difficult to grasp) I will try once more to explain it. Every 'human' child that has ever been born on Planet Earth, is God (the Father), in the infant stage of development! (Thus did He make us in His image and likeness.) But…not knowing this, our parents at our birth named us! And virtually the moment they named us they began to program us to believe that we are indeed the person 'they' created when they named us, totally oblivious of the fact that each of us is the Father' embodied! (And… at the birth of Him, who was born to Mary some 2000years ago, they named Him 'Jesus'! So the World celebrates the birth of 'Jesus', not realizing that it was not 'Jesus' who was born! IT IS THE FATHER WHO COMES INTO BEING AT THE BIRTH OF EVERY HUMAN CHILD! (This was why 'Jesus' said, 'of myself I can do nothing', and 'He who hath seen me, hath seen the Father'…It is the Father within me who doeth the works) When 'you' were born, your parents gave "Him" the name 'you' go by…can you see it now? HE…is the "I" within us, whether we be male or female! There is only HIM! "HE", is the reality of the whole of humanity! God gave being to 'us', by 'becoming' us! But…He did not give 'being' to the 'person' we believe ourselves to be! Our parents did that when they named us at our birth! Mary taught this to her son as a child, so he grew into the image and likeness of the 'Father'! (I and my Father are One!) Only the Father has being! The person we believe ourselves to be is but the illusion in which we walk! Can you now understand why I say no John or Jane Doe has any being? Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth! The 'self' (the illusion), must be crucified before the Father (the "I" within us) can be resurrected! That we might see this, was the gist of His most avid prayer. (St. John. 17:21-22) Knowing this, was why He said " And whosoever liveth and believeth 'in' me (AS me,) shall never die!"