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In Metaphysics we do not believe in an anthropomorphic God or Christ. That being said, what exactly is the Body of Christ? If we understand that anthropomorphic means having human characteristics, then we can quite easily distinguish that Christ and God are not like humans. But how so?

When we see a picture that is to represent Jesus, who was clearly a man, most of us recognize the significance. But can you see or even imagine what the Christ looks like? Remember the word Christ, which was a title given Jesus, means simply the anointed one. What does that look like?

Some people have visions during meditation and prayer. I am one of those people. I have seen ideas, perhaps, in my mind, that represent God or Jesus, but I’m not certain that what I see in my mind is actual or a representation to make a point for me in my mind. In other words, sometimes, even though visions seem to be completely real, they are based on what is already in the human brain, because that is our main reservoir of data through which to compare our thoughts.

If we had never seen a chair, how could we know what a chair looks like in mind? So, even the expression of truth in our dreams, probably is anthropomorphized, simply because of our human brains. The brain, from which all thought is filtered, can only give us the data and results of the data if what we perceive is stored on the mainframe of our brain. If the vision is not comparable to anything that we already know, we are at a loss for words to represent what we see. Right?

What if Spirit were to give us a dream of what the ether actually looks like? Would we be able to recognize it? Many forward thinkers have had visions that they could describe in language, but we could clearly see that what they observed in their dreams was far more intricate than their own vocabulary could express. One of those visionaries was John the Apostle in the “The Book of Revelations,” which most people can identify with. Do you remember the first time you tried to understand Revelations? Quite daunting.

Had the Apostle John taken the time to really think about the vision he had written and wonder about the possibility of the many variations or misinterpretations of his dream, he may have stopped before he began writing. Why? Because, sometimes, that which comes to us spiritually is not meant to be translated into human terms. Sometimes, when I get a vision, we can only try to absorb what we see with even more meditation.

I have had times when my dreams have felt as if I were seeing from seven eyes, giving me complete vision of every side of my body. My dream or spiritual vision was very confusing the first time I saw it. I had to ask for it to be repeated many times, before I began to actually make sense of the perspective Spirit tried to share.

Even in writing this now, I’m thinking, will anyone really even understand what I’m saying? This was for me—from God—in my own meditation. Is it meant to be explained? Can I explain it?

The body of God and the body of Christ are just words that mean, “the make up” of God and Christ. What we can be certain of is that God is limitless, eternal, and omnipresent. So, can we actualize know what that Spiritual body would look like?

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This year, if you desire to commit to a change for a New Year’s Resolution, do it with your MIND first. Remember, as in the title of my new book coming out just in time to help you with this (in March)… lol… that all change happens in your mind, first. You must change your Old Story, to make a consistent and long lasting change in Your Life.Screen Shot 2015-12-28 at 8.42.10 AM

Please be looking for “YOUR NEW STORY, YOUR NEW LIFE, Unlock Your Seven Spiritual Discoveries” in bookstores and in online bookstores in March or April 2016!

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Are you in need of Life or Spiritual Coaching? I’ve been a life coach and clinical hypnotherapist and minister of New Thought for 25 years. I do my sessions online, so you can even have your session in bed, so that you can go directly to sleep during the hypnosis session. You must have a laptop or a notebook to do these sessions, either on Skype or Facetime. You can give me a call at 954-253-6493. My fee is $95 for an hour.

You can find all of my Books by Category at http://www.bosebastian.com/new-page/ All of these books have been birthed from my own spiritual growth. I guarantee you’ll enjoy how each will help you maintain a positive mind, body, and spirit. Also, if you click on the Amazon site, you’ll see all of my 15 book— Cookbooks, Novels, Self-Help Books, a Yoga DVD! All great gifts from your friend—Bo Sebastian. Simply go to this link at www.Amazon.com or type in my name. Find great gifts for yourself, family members, and friends by supporting another friend in the process! Thank you.

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If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493 (All Sessions are done via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

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Anthropomorphizing God? #anthropomorphizingGod #IsGodHuman #DivineMind #SpiritualLiving

The worst mistake we can make in our spiritual growth would be to expect God to act as a human being. God is the energy behind all creation. God is Spirit, amazing, loving, and creative energy. Our desire to make God human (the definition of anthropomorphizing) only profits us when we are spiritual children, because we need to feel close and be nurtured and taught like a child. But, when we grow to spiritual adulthood, this image could greatly hinder our growth, just as a child’s growth would be hindered if she continued to nurse from her mother into her teens.

As I was praying this morning, looking at an ominous sky, I began to speak what I know. As I spoke, I realized that I kept saying phrases like, “the beautiful sky is God; the sun and moon are God, the trees and the ocean are God…” Then, suddenly, my mind and words began to focus on the energy that created the beings and the amazing manifest universe. I realized in that moment how much I had attributed my life and my surroundings to an image that was much like my own father on earth. My dad was a perfectionist and expected nothing less of his son.

I remembered the scriptures in the bible about coming to God with childlike behavior. However, I do not remember a time in my own childhood when I frolicked and danced about without the worry of being perfect. So, I asked myself, aloud, “How much of this expectation of perfection am I imposing on myself, because I think God is just like my father?”

Big question, right?

The answer liberated my soul, in that moment. I realized that all of my expectations of God come from my singular idea that God will act like man. In my mind, on some days, this man is a great man, one with compassion and love. On other days, when I feel gloomy, the man in the sky abandons me and gives me coal for Christmas, because I am not perfect. Neither of these thoughts are the energy that made the universe. Neither of these thoughts are God.

The problem that we all have in articulating what and where God is has to do with the dimension in which we live and the metaphors of life with which we attribute reflections of God.

Our spirits are confined, first, to the body of an animal. And this animal body, with all of its propensities to act like an animal are also confined to a universe—specifically, humans are pushed toward earth by gravity. So, how is it that this animal/spiritual/being is supposed to find its way back to God?

The answer is not what you might expect. We never left God, spiritually. Even in the Christian bible, most theologians will say that there are two versions of creation in Genesis. One version is the creation of Spirit. The other version, after the descent of man, is the human creation, when Adam and Eve were separated into two humans.

Since we know that God is a unifying force, we can also deduct that by separating, humans chose to move in the opposite direction of unity—maybe, on purpose. Perhaps, this is the moment in time, when we decided “with” God to come to earth. We decided to use this three-dimensional earth plane to confine our spirits in humanness—for a time—to learn in this school.

I would like to think that this earth school has both classrooms and a playground. If we confine ourselves to just the classroom, we will never experience the entirety of this amazing journey as humans.

The one thing I know for certain is that this journey is not finished. The earth school is not finished. We are still moving forward toward something greater, perhaps scarier, maybe more joyous, but clearly moving back toward unification. The only real fact we have in this earth journey is that it will help our spirit (within our humanness) to grow and to become more like the energy that created us.

So, with that being said:

  • Decide to learn in this human paradigm without judgment;
  • Decide to allow your body to feel, but nurture it, instead of using it as a barometer for life; and
  • Decided that God is Spirit, continually growing within you, maturing within you, in a way that only YOU can let happen.

Know that if you choose to be in the classroom and try to be perfect like earthly Daddy wanted, and never play; that is, indeed, an honorable choice. You will learn, but you may never have fun on this path. That would be a shame, since there is so much love to be had and joy to be gained, even in a earth home that can sometimes be perilous and frightening.

Today, decide to have fun on this journey and dance. I hope you will dance with me.

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Are you in need of Life or Spiritual Coaching? I’ve been a life coach and clinical hypnotherapist and minister of New Thought for 25 years. I do my sessions online, so you can even have your session in bed, so that you can go directly to sleep during the hypnosis session. You must have a laptop or a notebook to do these sessions, either on Skype or Facetime. You can give me a call at 954-253-6493. My fee is $95 for an hour.

 

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You can find all of my Books by Category at http://www.bosebastian.com/new-page/ All of these books have been birthed from my own spiritual growth. I guarantee you’ll enjoy how each will help you maintain a positive mind, body, and spirit. Also, if you click on the Amazon site, you’ll see all of my 15 book— Cookbooks, Novels, Self-Help Books, a Yoga DVD! All great gifts from your friend—Bo Sebastian. Simply go to this link at www.Amazon.com or type in my name. Find great gifts for yourself, family members, and friends by supporting another friend in the process! Thank you.

 

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A Single Session w/Bo Sebastian

What would you feel like if everyday you loved yourself a little more…

What would you be if you loved and gave compassion unconditionally… to yourself first and then to others?

If you could imagine yourself so connected to God Source that everything you thought and every action you completed you trusted could heal yourself and, ultimately the world around you?

Create a Better Life with One Healing Session with Bo Sebastian

Call 954-253-6493 (All Sessions are done via PHONE, SKYPE or FACETIME.)

www.bosebastian.com

Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

 

 

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According to His Riches in Glory!

Generally, January is a month that I used to take off because of how incredibly slow it was. But this month I gleaned 30% more business than an average month. When all was said and done, God took care of every need in one month for all the extra bills and my regular bills.

I shared with you that January had been a month of considerable debt. I had a transmission leak and an oil leak in a BMW (not cheap), a had a front tooth break (also not cheap), I had an unexpected $1500 extra to pay in quarterly taxes, and today I had to pay a plumber $350 to fix some clogging issue under my house. All in all, the debt came to almost $5000.

As I shared with you before, I believe that Spirit God is also Unlimited Source. Where there is a need with God, there is also a way to produce what you need. I was inclined to share this need with you because I felt sure God would support my every need and I wanted my readers to see that supply comes with faith in unlimited source.

I also want you to know that I set out at the beginning of this month to lose 10 pounds. I am at a 9 pound loss right now. I gave myself two weeks initially to lose the weight, but I realized that for someone my weight and height, that two weeks was a short amount of time to take off ten pounds. I feel certain that the extra pound will be off in two days by the end of the month.

I can now fit back in all my jeans. Actually, all my pants are desperately needing a belt now. So, maybe the consistent abdominal exercises have been a great help in taking the inches off as well.

The title to this blog is “According to His Riches in Glory!” What exactly does that mean to you? Do you see God as a man in the sky that is doling out money and gold? Or is it more right to see God as spirit ever present, changing our minds about situations and our limitations?

When you see God as spirit changing your mind, then you are more apt to be the creator of your own life and make the changes necessary for good to appear in your life. When you have the expectation that God is a man doling out money, you may get the idea that you are standing in a long welfare line and that there may not be enough when you actually get to the front of the line.

God is not a human. God is spirit. God operates as spirit. This is exactly why we must learn to be in the now and become observers of our human selves. If we expect God to act as humans do, then we anthropomorphize God and change its spiritual ways into human traits. This isn’t good for you or anyone else.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a God who acts like any human I know. I want a spirit rich in Glory and beauty, powerful beyond measure, maker of the universe, and connected to me through prayer and meditation.

I want a God I can look up to and model my behavior after. I’m not sure there was a man besides Jesus that I know of that I would want as a mentor. People have faults. Everyone does. And the problem with making men and women our idols and mentors is that they are bound to disappoint us in so many ways.

I think most of us are grown up enough in spirit to make God be our only model for perfection. Let’s count on, depend on, rely on spirit to change our minds and wills to be a perfect conduit for unlimited good and prosperity! Let’s start now.

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Bo Sebastian is a Hypnotherapist and Life & Health Coach, available for private sessions to QUIT SMOKING, Lose Weight, New Lap-Band Hypnosis for Weight Loss, CHANGE YOUR MIND, CHANGE YOUR LIFE! at 615-400-2334 or www.bosebastian.com.

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