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The “Real Reality” of the Yin-Yang
in Terms of Personal Identity
The Daily Walk with Miracles, republished July 28, 2014, originally published July 22, 2014, by Paul Evans:
Remember as you read this that it is written, “For none is righteous. No, not one.”
Allow me to say that although I prefer to be thought of as a Christian, my own reality tends to, although does not always follow a “diurnal rhythm,” or goes along with the time or day and night. That was true until the last few days, anyway, although in fact I have now found my identity, which was never expected. It feels good, too. It sounds pretty witchy, but I am no witch, I am a charismatic Christian. They are actually pretty conservative, as Christians go. I also have some ideas from spiritualist Christianity. But the most single important intellectual type idea I have comes from Unitarian-Universalism and is their First Principle: “The inherent worth and dignity of every human being.” I am in real good touch with the rhythms of mother earth, to an almost exteme extent. My overall identity, too, is as a Christian man, just as this website is a very Christian website. But it’s more complicated than that:
The truth about Jesus and Satan is both simpler and more amazing, I think, than you might imagine. I want to present what I have discovered is true for me, personally, in terms of the Buddhist conception of the yin-yang.
The following model dovetails nicely with what we know of brain architecture, and relates to the brain’s neocortex, where our gray cells are with our memory, and where most of the real ‘thinking’ goes on. Think of the left brain, or left neocortex, as the seat of the yang. It has to do with, as you may recall from Buddhist ideas, the day, strongly relating to Jesus, to a sunny day, for example, to the masculine, and to purely logical thinking. If we make the masculine, logical thinking caring in it’s nature, we are following Christ’s will for us in our lives, right? Yet we still must worship the Holy God of Israel, and read His Holy Word, if we are to truly call ourselves Christian. That is also very much a question of having faith and leading a caring life. Some people believe — and I am one of them — that the main thing God cares about is that we lead good, caring lives, and that that is how He will one day judge us.
The right brain is the yin part of the neocortex. It is feminine (according to the Buddhist conception). Or at least it is the intuitive part of the brain, it is of the night, and thus, if you were a witch you would say it is relating to either the Goddess, or if you were a guy maybe you would say it related to Satan. Do not assume you know with certainty that Satan is evil. What exactly about the night is evil, in it’s masculine conception? Is it not a time of peace and quiet, and of a certain ‘different’ sort of spirituality?
In terms of giving Satan his due, did not Jesus instruct us to “render unto God what is God’s and render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s?” It was not Satan who killed Jesus, but the ruling Jewish Pharisees, Pilate, and the crowd of common Jewish people. I think they got that pretty wrong, don’t you?
Many Christians — people of knowledge, people of Christian strength and power — feel that Satan is purely evil, and that this is what he is all about, evil itself. Those people would say that Satan put a spell over the Pharisees and Pilate and the crowd of Jewish people, and that this is what led to Jesus’ death. I don’t know what to conclude here, but it is instructive to look at the Bible. The Bible speaks in terms of Satan truly being evil. An alternative conclusion might be, if the Bible is not always completely true and correct, that Jesus was a threat to the ruling Jewish Pharisees and their power. They accused Jesus of healing by means of the power of Satan, and that was certainly a lie. So the Pharisees certainly were doing all they could, fair or not, to prevent Jesus from teaching his Truth, and, it does seem, to kill him. In the Gospels, there are many examples where the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus, so that they could have evidence to use against him. In my own mind, this makes Jesus’ death more the Pharisees’ fault than Satan’s. I do certainly respect and understand the point of view of people who feel otherwise. How far do we have to take it before we conclude that, at least possibly, there might be nothing necessarily evil about the night, that is to say, about darkness?
In the symbol of the yin-yang, in the white area there is a little black circle and in the black area there is a little white circle. This is to remind us that our allegiances should not be absolute, and there is a little light in the darkness and a little darkness in the light. Whatever side you’re on, “don’t be afraid to be kind.”
In fact, my own ‘corpus callosum’ which communicates between the left brain and right brain may well be pretty opened up, and I am very spiritually gifted. The kind of spiritual gift that God gave me is what the spiritualist Christians call mediumship, and in the Bible this is called the gift of Prophecy. I can ‘channel’ Jesus, and I follow Him and his words, from the Gospels. I can also channel Satan, and I am not afraid of him. But, just as Jesus instructs us, I worship only the Holy God of Israel. If that makes me evil, then I believe the world has come to a pretty sad state. God gave me these wild gifts, and it is up to me to see that I never use them for any truly evil purpose.
In the past, partly because of evil, evil from people, in my own life, I did corrupt and sinful things — I mean, I deliberately did immoral things, although basically I did them out of love. I even attempted to take my own life, because I was suffering so badly in it. Many of you, in fact, just about everyone I knew, betrayed and hurt me. To those relative strangers who hurt me, to you I am going so far as to say, at this point, f*ck you! Oh, yes, I know, “just following orders.” You didn’t have to enjoy it like you did. Only one group of people, who saved me from homelessness and basically saved my life, really gave me a decent chance. You have my eternal gratitude.
Because of my past, I did not in fact know for a fact that God had forgiven me, and this troubled me a lot. I mean, “the Great All,” Jehovah or Yahweh, but he has let me know that in fact, he does now forgive my past. I know that, no matter what allegiances I do or do not have, to a certain extent I serve Him, and always will. If there is anyone “dark” who might conclude from this article otherwise, let him or her keep this in mind.
What is this crazy thing I used to think of as ‘trust,’ anyway? I guess that is more a question of ‘shades of gray.’ A friend gave me a good definition of faith: ‘Faith is getting out of bed in the morning.’
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