40. My Morning Dream
After waking from my dream this morning, May 23, 2017, a week before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost), 5777, I had the following thought: in a world system run by the ego, no one is truly him- or herself. Rather, due to all the psychological shielding at play in a world of superficial appearances, everyone is someone whom he or she is, in truth, not. In such a system that currently dominates our world, neither can true love nor can true peace exist. Love, based on honesty, cannot exist wherever people are not themselves; and, peace cannot exist without love because love, by nature, is what most satisfies (without genuine satisfaction, peace of mind is consumed).
Love is the answer.
Since liars and hiders give up real love due to the concealment of the authentic self, I, now, recognize a reason why, in the Book of Revelation (17:5), “Mystery” is defined as the “Mother of harlots.” Namely, with mystery, that is, with lies or deceptions, real love is unavailable to the degree that mysterious individuals, because all humans need love, flit themselves like harlots from person to person and place to place in order to fill their emotional voids. NO ONE IS THEIR REAL SELF IN A SOCIETY WHERE MYSTERY AND MERE APPEARANCES RULE. THIS IS WHY GOD, WHO IS TRUTH AND LOVE, CALLS US TO COME OUT OF SUCH A SINFUL SOCIETY (REV. 18:4).
Note: a byproduct of any Babylonian-style culture is surveillance. In part, this is because whenever people act in manners that belie their true selves, such people cannot be trusted to the degree that surveillance is needed. Then, when under surveillance, people may be even less of their true selves due to the need to put on a fake show for the sake of appearing appropriate for the surveillance.
From the above, it is clear why, at present, humanity, lacking love and peace, is, in enough of a regard, collectively destroying itself. Thankfully, however, and as a remedy to our world’s hell-bent state, Jesus comes to bring love. In fact, regarding the power of love, Jesus gives but one command—to love (John 13:34 – 35; 15:12; and 15:17). Why does Jesus give this one command only? Because “Jesus” literally means, “He who will Save” (that is, Jesus is the Savior); and, logically, to love is the only command that any savior needs to give. After all, as love is desiring whatever is loved to remain, if all were to love everyone and everything, there would be salvation only and none of the destruction that is the product of hate.
A new commandment I [Jesus] give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.