Friday, April 17, 2015

WHY LINCOLN STILL MATTERS TODAY

On the anniversary of Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, 150 years ago, I pause to reflect on this giant of a man and 16th President who represents all the moral qualities we would hope our current Presidents embody ~ and yet we remain so bitterly disappointed when few if any of these Presidential pretenders can approach the moral timbre of our greatest president: Allen L Roland, Ph.D

 
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
~ Abraham Lincoln


 
Abraham Lincoln is still a symbol of the best of America and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin in 2008 listed the ten qualities that made Lincoln such a great leader as well as the qualities we should look for in our present leaders.

1. Capacity to Listen to Different Points of View

While researching her Pulitzer Prize winning book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Kearns Goodwin learned that Lincoln had the capacity to listen to different points of view. He created a climate where Cabinet members were free to disagree without fear of retaliation. At the same time, he knew when to stop the discussion and after listening to the various opinions, make a final decision.

2. Ability to Learn on the Job

Lincoln was able to acknowledge errors, learn from them, and then move. In this way, he established a culture of learning in his administration, said Kearns Goodwin.

3. Ready Willingness to Share Credit for Success

In response to concerns expressed by friends about the actions of some of his Cabinet members, Lincoln stated that the "path to success and ambition is broad enough for two" said Kearns Goodwin. When there was success, Lincoln shared the credit with all of those involved.

4. Ready Willingness to Share Blame for Failure

When mistakes were made by members of his Cabinet, Lincoln stood up for them said Kearns Goodwin. When contracts related to the war effort raised serious questions about a member of his administration, Lincoln spoke up and indicated that he and his entire Cabinet were to blame.

5. Awareness of Own Weaknesses

Kearns Goodwin noted that one of the weaknesses acknowledged by Lincoln was his tendency to give people too many chances and because he was aware, he was able to compensate for that weakness. As an example, she stated that George McClellan, Commander in Chief of the Union Army, refused to follow directives about the war effort. Lincoln eventually set a deadline and eventually removed McClellan from the position.

6. Ability to Control Emotions

According to Kearns Goodwin, Lincoln treated those he worked with well. However, he did get angry and frustrated, so he found a way to channel those emotions. He was known to sit down and write what he referred to as a “hot letter” to the individual he was angry with and then he would set the letter aside and not send it. If he did lose his temper, Lincoln would follow up with a kind gesture or letter to let the individual know he was not holding a grudge, said Kearns Goodwin. She noted that one of the letters was released as part of Lincoln’s Presidential papers with a notation that it was never signed nor sent.

7. Know How to Relax and Replenish

Lincoln understood the importance of relaxation and humor to shake of the stress of the day and to replenish himself for the challenges of the next day. According to Kearns Goodwin, Lincoln had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to tell funny stories. He encouraged a healthy atmosphere of laughter and fun in his administration. He also enjoyed going to the theater and spending time with friends.

8. Go Out into the Field and Manage Directly

During the Civil War, many soldiers died and there were many ups and downs. Lincoln established lasting connections with the troops by visiting the battlefield and hospitals, which also helped bolster morale.

Lincoln also spent time talking with members of the public, taking ‘public opinion baths’ according to Kearns Goodwin. He held public receptions and made a point of shaking everyone’s hand and speaking to each individual.

9. Strength to Adhere to Fundamental Goals

In the summer of 1964, said Kearns Goodwin, the war was not going well for the North. Members of his political party came to Lincoln and said that there was no way to win the war and he might need to compromise on slavery. Lincoln held firm on the issue of slavery and turned away from this advice.

10. Ability to Communicate Goals and Vision

Kearns Goodwin stated that Lincoln had a “remarkable ability to communicate his goals to his countrymen.” He made concepts simple and communicated with an understanding of the concerns of the citizens.

When the war ended and he won reelection, Lincoln did not focus on his achievements said Kearns Goodwin. Rather, in his second inaugural speech, Lincoln focused on bringing the country together as expressed in the following excerpt. “With malice toward none, with charity for all, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

Kearns Goodwin ended her keynote address with the following words from Leo Tolstoy about Abraham Lincoln. His greatness consisted of the “integrity of his character and moral fiber of his being.”


 
To get a real feel for Lincoln, watch Steven Spielberg's 20 minute featurette on Lincoln which is a perfect backdrop for this amazing man of character as well as Spielberg's brilliant film. 20 minute YouTube featurette ~  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-w4A43wkGU

 
In the spirit of Lincoln ~ Integrity of character and moral fiber of their being are the two determining qualities with which we should judge our leaders as well as potential leaders ~ which, at the present time, leaves a somewhat barren political landscape in America.

 
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
~ Abraham Lincoln


 

Allen L Roland, Ph.D
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/why-lincoln-still-matters-today.html

Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at  allen@allenroland.com Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also a featured columnist on Veterans Today and  guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

Sunday, April 12, 2015

HILLARY JUMPS IN WITH ALL HER BAGGAGE



The coronation of the imperious Hillary Clinton is now officially underway with Hillary's declaration today but she brings with her candidacy much baggage ~ which includes her chief advisor and former president Bill Clinton. Hillary's announced low key campaign cannot hide the fact that she is already a high risk lightening rod, obviously in bed with the global elite and Wall Street and seemingly out of touch with an increasingly impatient and skeptical progressive base: Allen L Roland, Ph.D
 
“Those of us who follow politics seriously rather than view it as a game show do not look at Hillary Clinton and simply think 'first woman president.' We think ~ for example ~ 'first ex-co-president' or 'first wife of a disbarred lawyer and impeached former incumbent' or 'first person to use her daughter as photo-op protection during her husband's perjury rap.”
~
Christopher Hitchens
 
I distinctly remember shaking hands with Hillary Clinton on the stage of Glide Church in San Francisco after a performance of the Glide Ensemble, where I was a lead base, and moments after her brief campaign talk many years ago ~ I was stuck by her imperious manner at that time and her cold calculating smile as well as insulating eyes which almost betrayed an angry and betrayed spirit within.
 
The test of a person's character is not necessarily adversity but much more telling is how they handle power ~ We trust that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not laughing anymore about the death of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, saying, “We came. We saw. He died"  and in the process giving us a glimpse of the real Hillary, beneath her mask, exercising her power and leaving Libya in chaos. 2 minute video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtH7iv4ip1U

The late satirist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens, who died in 2011, and trained his sights on targets as varied as Henry Kissinger, the British monarchy and Mother Teresa also saw through Hillary and offered some scathing insights as to her entitled nature and political posturing;
 
" Mrs. Clinton, speaking to a black church audience on Martin Luther King Day last year, did describe President George W. Bush as treating the Congress of the United States like 'a plantation,' adding in a significant tone of voice that 'you know what I mean ...'
She did not repeat this trope, for some reason, when addressing the electors of Iowa or New Hampshire. She's willing to ring the other bell, though, if it suits her. But when an actual African-American challenger comes along, she rather tends to pout and wince at his presumption (or did until recently).”

~ Christopher Hitchens
 

Hillary and Bill exchange a knowing political moment
 
But her most heavy baggage may well be ex-president Bill Clinton, who was responsible for the scuttling of the Glass-Steagull protection act as well as the rapid triangulation of the Democratic party and sell out to Wall Street ~ and will now serve as her principle advisor and connection to Wall Street.
 
I can't think of a more appropriate couple to usher in the final days of our once beloved Republic for, believe me, the financial elite have made their decision;
Obama has done his job as a caretaker President and maintainer of the status quo.
Hillary is now the chosen or anointed one.
Jeb Bush is a worn out stalking horse crippled by his brother's inept decisions.
Rand Paul is for comic relief.
Chris Christie is imploding and sinking fast.
Elizabeth Warren has been silenced and offered a seat at the Clinton power table.
Bernie Sanders is a lone voice of truth in the growing political darkness.
 
It's all kabuki theater ~ there is only one party and it answers to the same master, Wall Street and the global financial elite.
The late George Carlin clearly spelled it all out on who really controls America ~ 3 Minute video
Warning - Some viewers may be offended by Carlin's language.
 
 
Indifferent to truth, willing to use police-state tactics and vulgar libels against inconvenient witnesses, hopeless on health care, and flippant and fast and loose with national security: The case against Hillary Clinton for president is open-and-shut. Of course, against all these considerations you might prefer the newly fashionable and more media-weighty notion that if you don't show her enough appreciation, and after all she's done for us, she may cry.”
~
Christopher Hitchens

Allen L Roland, Ph.D
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/hillary-jumps-in-with-all-her-baggage.html

 
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at  allen@allenroland.com Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also a featured columnist on Veterans Today and  guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

LAST MISSION OF A FIGHTER PILOT


Kaname Harada, 98 years old, holding a photo of himself as a Japanese fighter pilot in World War II. His final mission, he said, was to warn Japan to never go to war again / Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times

 
I can identify with Kaname Harada, a Japanese fighter pilot in World War II, who excelled as a fighter interceptor protecting the Japanese fleet but now feels his last mission is to protect his country regarding the moral perils of war ~ much as I was once a navy interceptor fighter pilot who protected the 7th fleet in 1960 in my fully armed F3H Demon ~ but now my last mission is to empower my country to surrender to love and social cooperation, the innate driving forces of evolution as well as participate in a slowly evolving loving plan in action: Allen L Roland, Ph.D

 

 "That is how war robs you of your humanity,” he added, “by putting you in a situation where you must either kill perfect strangers or be killed by them.."  Kaname Harada




The Mitsubishi Zero was introduced early in World War II, the Zero was considered the most capable carrier-based fighter in the world, combining excellent maneuverability with effective fire power.

 

The New York Times on April 3, 2015 profiled a story about 98 year old Kaname Harada, a Japanese fighter interceptor in World War II ~ a story superbly written by Martin Hackler who fully captured how Harada's innate urge to unite ran far deeper than his wartime urge to kill and destroy ~ a phenomenon I continually witness in my role as a heart centered consultant with combat veterans with PTSD.

Excerpt:

"Kaname Harada was once a feared samurai of the sky, shooting down 19 Allied aircraft as a pilot of Japans legendary Zero fighter plane during World War II. Now 98 years old and in failing health, the former ace is on what he calls his final mission: using his wartime experiences to warn Japan against ever going to war again. This has become a timely issue in Japan, as the conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has called for revising Japan’s pacifist Constitution.

“Nothing is as terrifying as war,” Harada began, before spending the next 90 minutes recounting his role in battles, from Japan’s early triumph at Pearl Harbor to its disastrous reversals at Midway and Guadalcanal. “I want to tell you my experiences in war so that younger generations don’t have to go through the same horrors that I did.”

It is a warning that Mr. Harada fears his countrymen may soon no longer be able to hear. There are only a dwindling number of Japanese left who fought in the war, which in Asia began when Imperial Japan invaded northeastern China in 1931, and claimed tens of millions of lives over the following 14 years.

In an interview after his speech, Mr. Harada described himself as “the last Zero fighter,” or at least the last pilot still alive who flew during that aircraft’s glory days early in the war with the United States. He recounted how in dogfights, he flew close enough to his opponents to see the terror on their faces as he sent them crashing to their deaths…..

"I fought the war from the cockpit of a Zero, and can still remember the faces of those I killed,” said Mr. Harada, who said he was able to meet and befriend some of his foes who survived the war. “They were fathers and sons, too. I didn’t hate them or even know them.”

“That is how war robs you of your humanity,” he added, “by putting you in a situation where you must either kill perfect strangers or be killed by them….. ”  

"I realized the war had turned me into a killer of men,” he said, “and that was not the kind of person I wanted to be.”

"He said the nightmares finally ended when he found a new calling by opening a kindergarten in Nagano in 1965. He said he was able to alleviate the pangs of guilt by dedicating himself to teaching young children the value of peace. While he has now retired, he said he still visits the school every day so he can to see the children’s smiling faces."

See NY Times article / http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/04/world/asia/retired-japanese-fighter-pilot-sees-an-old-danger-on-the-horizon.html?emc=eta1

Wise and true words from a combat veteran who is now a samurai of the heart and advocate for peace but not too different than the combat veterans I work with who are rediscovering that same need to unite versus fight ~ to go beyond their deep sense of guilt and unworthiness as well as respond to a genuine need to be in service to mankind.



My F3H Demon Interceptor fully loaded with deadly Sparrows and heat seeking Sidewinders.

 
Harada's last mission is similar to my last mission for having been trained to kill as an all-weather Navy fighter interceptor whose mission was to protect the fleet ~ I realize that my training was only a prelude to a greater mission to share the truth of a  Unified Field of love and soul consciousness that exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears. I will never forget and often share my unforgettable experience while on active duty of surrendering to that field and state of consciousness, which seemed endless but it was only a matter of a split second.

 




 

The final option, which happened during active duty carrier operations in 1960, became a split second of surrender and transcendence, an experience beyond the normal or physical level, and in the process I experienced the timeless and fearless world of soul consciousness ~ where all the answers are clear but can only be truly accessed in that moment of total surrender.

At age 81, I have had many personal experiences of the sensory sensation of being in this Unified Field of love and soul consciousness that exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears but this one stands out ~ for it was a matter of life and death and it became the foundation of my belief in a loving and timeless state of soul consciousness that lies beneath our deepest fears. See The Final Option http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/05/11/the-final-option/

 
What happened that night would become the foundation of my life's quest or journey to demonstrate that beneath our deepest fears is a spring of love, joy and soul consciousness and I have helped thousands of others go beyond their fears and surrender to love through my work and book Radical Therapy, Surrender to love and Heal yourself in Seven Sessions (not seven years) ~ and to discover for themselves that love and gratitude are the foundation of virtually all true emotional healing.


And here is a link to the YouTube sessions of the process I teach and watch Marina conquer her deepest fear that being herself is not enough : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r12MoNnwPKg&feature=youtu.be

As a heart centered spiritual consultant or advisor ~ I teach a seven session process that anyone can do with my book and demonstrated by watching the sessions on YouTube. That brief moment of inner peace and clarity I surrendered to that night on the South China Sea, with my life in the balance, can be the authentic experience of anyone willing to go beyond their fears, surrender to love and heal themselves in the process.

In summary, the last mission of fighter interceptor pilots Kaname Harada and myself was to be in service as light workers and protect mankind with our common message of peace and love ~ particularly now during a current dark time in mankind's quest for true meaning.

 "In the evening of this life, it is on love we shall be judged "  Saint John of the Cross

 
Allen L Roland, Ph.D
http://allenlrolandsweblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/last-mission-of-fighter-pilot.html

 
Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at  allen@allenroland.com Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also a featured columnist on Veterans Today and  guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net

Friday, April 3, 2015

FINDING THE REAL JESUS WITHIN OURSELVES


















To discover the real authentic Jesus, we must look within ~ for there he is beneath the trappings of the institutional church who replaced him with Christ and used him to preserve their empire; for there he is within ourselves fully experienced in our capacity to fully love and empower others and ourselves in the process; for there he is within our minds fully revealed in our ability to fully understand that God is Love, the ultimate life force, an evolutionary process with which we all participate as co-creators ~ just as Jesus once did: Allen L Roland, Ph.D

 
"All great truths begin as blasphemies" George Bernard Shaw

 
To find the Real Jesus we must first understand why have we never forgotten Jesus? A rhetorical question because the obvious answer is that Jesus manifested a deep love that is also deepest within each one of us.

To find the real Jesus ~ one must completely surrender to love ~ for only then will we be seeing through the heart; for only then will we sense and begin to understand that Jesus was the ultimate rebel ~ an evolutionary forerunner and spokesperson for a state of love and soul consciousness ( the Unified Field ) that lies deepest within us all. A state of consciousness that he surrendered to and found during his undocumented years from age 12 to 30 years old and most probably during his travels to India.


Rumi new and wrote of this truth as seen in his poetry ~ “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”
 ~ Rumi

 
But what about the resurrection myth and the millions of people who base their faith on the resurrection stories, immaculate birth and other myths?  

Is it possible that Jesus was still alive when taken into the tomb and was stolen away by his followers and later appeared. BBC explores that possibility in this excellent 9 minute video entitled Jesus in Kashmir, India ~ See short video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DXCZFRsyl8

But it is far more believable that Jesus appeared to his followers in an After-Death experience as millions of people have since experienced, including myself. This is not unusual now ~ but it most certainly was over 2000 years ago.

Gallup has revealed that over half of all Americans believe that they have been in contact with someone who has died, including myself ~ usually a dead spouse or sibling who they shared a deep loving connection (In my case, my mother and my beloved twin) Another important point in Gallup’s study was that the major factor associated with contacting and experiencing the dead was a belief in a loving God, rather than a judgmental one.

In that sense, Jesus represents the transition from an externalized old testament God of wrath and judgment to an internalized new testament god of love and a state of soul consciousness that lies deepest within ourselves.

As I mentioned, my own mother appeared to me the night she suddenly and unexpectedly died in 1987 ~ some 3000 miles away. Not only did she tell me how deeply she loved me but she also said that she knew of this Unified Field of love and soul consciousness that I know and live  ~ Allen, I Know, Allen, I Know ..

I had sent her a copy of my Unified Field Theory some months prior to her death which can best be summed up in this one statement ~ The basic underlying and uniting force of the Universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ( The Unified Field ) which lies not only beyond time and space but ALSO beneath our deepest fears and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite.

So my mother appeared to me, much like Jesus did with his followers, and told me that she was now in that same state of unconditional love and soul consciousness which I call The Unified Field, thus ~ Allen, I Know, Allen, I Know ..


Did Jesus not do the very same thing when he appeared to his followers after his death ~ proving to them that the kingdom of heaven was within them in the form of a state of love and soul consciousness that exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath their deepest fears.

It makes sense that Jesus as a young child, after a normal birth, sensed his destiny and traveled elsewhere in a quest to not only find himself but to get in sync with his destiny. Several authors have claimed to have found proof of the existence of manuscripts in India and Tibet that support the belief that Jesus was in India during that time in his life. Some assert that Jesus lived the life of a Buddhist and taught Buddhist ideals to his disciples. Their work follows in the footsteps of the Oxford New Testament scholar Barnett Hillman Streeter, who established in the 1930s that the moral teaching of the Buddha has four remarkable resemblances to the Sermon on the Mount.

So let’s say that Jesus, like many of us, was originally looking outside for God and true meaning in his life and towards the end of those 18 years realized that what he was externally looking for was instead deepest within himself ~ a love, a state of soul consciousness and a kingdom of heaven so deep that it existed beyond time and space and it was calling him to service.

Imagine him returning home armed with this burning cause ~ a heartfelt knowledge and eager to share this truth with friends, neighbors and disciples and then also imagine his shock of witnessing the decadent Roman culture and externalized world that existed at that time ~ which eventually became threatened by his teachings and rebelled against his message of love, inner freedom and individual empowerment.

It was then that he became Jesus Christ, the lonely but unorthodox revolutionary, spreading his message of love and touching a loving chord that has never been forgotten because it also exists deepest within each one of us ~ regardless of how well hidden it is under blankets of unworthiness and self-doubt.

Today, Jesus would be considered a rebel, and most certainly a threat to the establishment empire and the status quo ~ as he most certainly was 2000 years ago.

Indeed, Jesus was the ultimate rebel but Jesus has been disguised, misused and misinterpreted for thousands of years and is still being misunderstood under the current banner of Christianity. 

Substitute the word emperor with the Pope and you get the current big picture of how Christianity has been misused and with 80% of the American military being Christian ~ are we not still fighting the crusades against the media labeled primitive, fanatically religious, Middle East Muslim Terrorists ~ when in reality they are our brothers and sisters barely surviving in illegally occupied and economically ravaged countries.

So much for Christianity, let’s get back to Jesus ~ the lonely rebel for love who still calls to us from deepest within ourselves to fully open our hearts and join him on the path or Way of the heart.

It is my contention that Jesus did not die for us (contrary to the Catholic church) but, instead LIVED for us ~  for he was indeed a determined revolutionary and an evolutionary forerunner for a state of love and soul consciousness which is also deepest within each one of us ( the Unified Field ) ~ a state of love and soul consciousness that exists beyond time and space and is one in the same with the experience of an after death and near death experience.

Dr. Eben Alexander, in his bestselling book Proof of Heaven writes about his near death experience and says the same thing ~ in essence, it’s all about love;

Proof of Heaven,  p. 71 ~ “If I had to boil this entire message down to one sentence, it would run this way: "You are loved.”  And if I had to boil it down further, to just one word, it would (of course) be simply: Love. Love is without doubt, the basis of everything.  Not some abstract, hard-to-fathom kind of love, but the day-to-day kind that everyone knows – the kind of love we feel when we look at our spouse and our children, or even our animals.  In its purest and most powerful form, this love is not jealous or selfish, but unconditional.  This is the reality of realities, the incomprehensibly glorious truth of truths that lives and breathes at the core of everything that exists or that ever will exist, and no remotely accurate understanding of who and what we are can be achieved by anyone who does not know it, and embody it in all of their actions.  Not much of a scientific insight?  Well, I beg to differI’m back from that place, and nothing could convince me that this is not only the single most important scientific truth as well.”  See 7 minute video ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AGNnOk6dhA

The controversial Catholic theologian Hans Kung in his thought provoking book On Being A Christian has helped to demythologize the bible by attempting to rediscover and find the true Jesus:

” Against all tendencies to deify Jesus, it must constantly be stressed today that he was wholly and entirely man with all the consequences of this (capacity for suffering, fear, loneliness, insecurity, temptations, doubts, possibility for error ) Not merely man but true man.

Jesus was a definitive threat to the establishment and they, in essence, eventually killed the messenger ~ just like they did with Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.

For those of you who are still waiting for Christ’s return, I will tell you to look within, for it is there that he resides in our deepest propensity to unite with and love one another ~ and we all have a part to play in that gradually unfolding loving plan.

Jesus wasn’t just a rebel. He was the ultimate rebel. And now his call, “Follow me,” seems a whole lot more radical because what he really means is go inside, open your heart and find and travel the path or WAY of your heart.

81% of Americans say they are Christians which is now the world’s largest faith ~ with 2 billion believers or roughly 33% of the earth’s population. Newsweek reveals that 75% of them say that Jesus was sent to earth to absolve mankind of its sins.

Jesus was not sent from anywhere for Jesus was divinely human ~ no different than you or myself at birth ~ and the humanizing of Jesus is an essential step in the journey towards taking responsibility for that same love deepest within each one of us ~ just as Jesus did. 

As such, the natural birth of Jesus and the loving relationship of Jesus and Mary Magdalene completely humanizes Jesus, takes him off the unreachable pedestal the Catholic Church and others have put him on ~ and makes him finally accessible to the world through love and Relationship.

As such it also places women, (the divine feminine) as symbolized by Mary Magdalene, in their rightful place at the right of Jesus ~ and certainly on more than equal footing with men. In September 2012, Harvard University divinity professor Karen L. King made a stunning announcement, revealing the existence of an Egyptian papyrus fragment that contains the first-known explicit reference to Jesus being married. The fragile relic, measuring only 1.6 inches by 3.2 inches, appears to have been cut from a larger document and contains eight incomplete lines of Coptic script scribbled by a nubby pen. The fourth line of the text contains the words “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife,” followed in the next line by “she is able to be my disciple.”




  And why not? It makes total sense to me that in the much needed process of humanizing Jesus, that we discover that he was in relationship and used that love to perfect himself as many of us have in relationship.

Teilhard de Chardin said it beautifully ~ The only right love is that between couples whose passion leads them both, one through the other, to a higher possession of their being….. Union, the true upward union in the spirit, ends by establishing the elements it dominates in their own perfection.

We all have a personal covenant with Jesus in our capacity to unconditionally love one another as he manifested that love in his life. It is my potential to love as Jesus loved that fills me with faith ~ not the immaculate conception, resurrection story and other church and institutional myths.

But The Way is the lonely path from the mind to the heart and it is indeed the hero’s path ~ for it will bring us face to face with our deepest fears.

And it is the fuel for my heart centered consultations with all my clients and especially combat veterans with PTSD ~ who have faced their deepest fears in combat and are now ready to embrace and defeat the fears of their heart through love and gratefulness.

In summary, to find the real Jesus, you must open your heart and fully surrender to love ~ for when you walk in love, you will be walking with Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Gandhi, King and all the other great and noble souls of this planet .

Happy Easter.

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Heart centered spiritual consultant and advisor Allen L Roland can be contacted at  allen@allenroland.com Allen is also a lecturer and writer who shares a weekly political and social commentary on his web log and website allenroland.com. He is also a featured columnist on Veterans Today and  guest hosts a monthly national radio show TRUTHTALK on www.conscioustalk.net