May 21, 2007

Original religion and organized religion

The world is full with organized religions. What is their value? To measure their merit, we need to have an idea of what religion originally should be. Then we can compare organized religion with original religion.

To me, religion is about an individual finding back his or her origins, becoming who you really are and developing all your potentials to the highest degree. Who can tell me about this, who can teach me what religion is? When i go around in the world and ask this question to representatives from different religions, i get several answers and maybe even some of these answers will come close to the essence.

But i am i and in myself i can feel who i am and i can feel my relation to the Creator. It is my desire to find highest unity with God and it is my belief that through this i will also become who i really am.

Religion is about yourself in relation to God, first of all. The desire to unite with God and finding your own highest value is something that i find in myself and other people find it in themselves. For this i don't need any established religion to tell me how to think. My desire for God is my deepest desire and i won't let anyone intrude on this. It is also me who has to judge what comes from the world outside. I myself have to decide if something is true or untrue. If i let others decide about that it would only mean that i will lose myself and make my deepest being dependent on the views of others.

I am i and you are you. We are both people and in myself i can feel what it means to be a human being. The deepest meaning of this is to be a creation of God, carved in the image of God. I can feel to be a child of God and in my heart i feel that this is my highest value. In that awareness i realize that other people are like that and that their highest value also is to be children of God. It means that all people are originally divine beings, though many people don't live in such a sacred way.

Original religion means to find back your true value, as a child of God or an object of God. Love has a source. The source of love is the Creator. When i am connected to the source of love, love flows into me and i can build up good relations to other people.

You or i can sense in ourselves what original religion means. In first instance nobody else has something to do with this. It is first of all an individual thing, between God and you or between God and me. When you desire for unity with God and i do the same, the miracle happens that we can unite with one another in the love of God. The love of God can then express through you to me and through me to you.

Original religion begins in each individual and it is expanded through natural relations between people who also practice original religion.

Original religion dates from before religions were organized. When organized religion is understood in the deepest sense, then it too has began as original religion. When organized religions focus on anything else first than the individual relation of each person with God, then these religions tend to deviate from the origin. In such organized religions, people are expected to adapt to certain rites and traditions and to accept certain hierarchies. This does not necessarily mean that you as individual cannot have your own relation anymore to the origin, but in practice it is often like that. Then such a religion expects us to accept hierarchies of people and sometimes of angels, and the relation to such people and angels comes before our individual relation with God.

When organized religion begins to function like that, it actually opposes original religion. Instead of leading us toward God, it leads us astray.

Original religion became a necessity when people did not primarily live from their relation to God but let other beings determine their ways. Often organized religions do the same. They expect you to obey people and human rules instead of wanting you to live from your individual relation with God.

People did not fall away from God as individuals. People fell away from God when they were influenced by other people and spiritual beings. This is why original religion cannot be practiced just as an individual effort, even though the central figure of the original religion is you. Religion means to restore the relations to God and to people around you. The smallest unit in which all relations are present is the home. This is why original religion is called Home Religion (basically, this is Home Church). When you as individual want to restore your relation to God, you must also restore your relation to those around you. The best training place for this is the home. The home is where we can practice to express God's love and where we can learn to keep God's love flowing through us. Original religion remains first of all an individual endeavor, but you cannot practice love by separating yourself from all other people and living as a hermit.

May 14, 2007

Protection by three archangels

Imagine yourself as a point in space with around you a sphere of energy. We are all related to people around us and as a spiritual being we are also related to other spiritual beings. Angels were the most important spiritual beings before man existed. The energy sphere around you in the spiritual existence is influenced by the energy spheres of other beings to whom we relate.

There was a time that angels existed but man not yet. The first man or woman who lived had an energy sphere around him and this energy sphere was first of all influenced by the angels who were connected to the first man or woman. The first angels who had this task were leading angels or archangels, therefore we shall call them archangels.

How many archangels are needed to protect the energy sphere around an individual person? Imagine yourself again as a point in space and the archangel as an other point in space. The protection coming from this one archangel is in the direction of the line that can be drawn between the two points, the point in space that you are and the point in space that the archangel is.

When a person has two archangels protecting, there are three points and they form a plane. Only when three archangels protect a person, there is created a three-dimensional sphere of protection around the person. The energy spheres around you are influenced by the energy spheres of the three archangels. When they are united with you, your energy sphere will be untouched by possible harmful influences.

When the protection of man by angels had always been good, then nothing bad would ever have entered into human life. We can conclude that the protection of man by archangels is not ideal and this protection must be restored.

Human beings have been influenced by angels who went against God. When you want to go a course in life to restore an ideal situation, one of the most important things is that you restore the protection of three archangels around you. Because people have inherited the nature of archangels who failed, we have to restore the protection of three archangels around us. This we can do by serving and loving and teaching three people.

These three people do also each need again the protection of three archangels, or three people supporting the mission of the central person. When you are the first person trying to restore your position as man, you must acquire the protection of three people around you. These people will take a similar position to you as archangels did in the spiritual world. To secure the protection of your energy sphere, your first three archangels do also need their protection of 3 x 3 archangels. Together with your first three archangels, this amounts to 12 archangels.

This is the reason why people with a central mission always attempted to get 12 loyal disciples, or archangels.

In Home Church we try to restore ourselves as original people and the most essential task to be accomplished is to secure the protection of your energy field by making friends to three people in archangel position to you. In a further stage, you must expand to having 12 friends in the position of archangel.

All people have an energy sphere around them and always this energy sphere is influenced in either positive or negative ways by three people who stand closest to you. In Home Church we try to make ourselves aware of who these three first archangels are and we make effort to establish a good relation to these three people by serving them, loving them and teaching them.