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The Church of Awareness and Understanding
(An Inner-Active Ministry Based on Bread, Circuses, Fish and Sandals)

March 27, 2016

For Bible Thumpers
(and Students of the Esoterica)


Balance, Perspective, Vision and Wisdom

3 - Revelation 3:16  - So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

2 - Matthew 7:14 - Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

1 - Ephesians 2:14 - For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.

The light = 50% knowing (and 50% ignorance)

The darkness = 50% ignorance (and 50% knowing)

The light + the darkness = 100% Light (knowledge, awareness, understanding and wisdom)

True choice can only be made when one seeks to see, hear and understand all the available options. Without such an understanding, one can end up choosing something that looks like the light and end up falling into the darkness. Or one can fall into the darkness, without ever truly seeing or knowing the light.


Five Loaves and Two Fish
(5+2 = 7  and  7 = One)

In nature, growth begins at the center and then branches out

Five = (6+9+22+5) = 42 = (4+2) = 6

Loaves = (12+15+1+22+5+19) = 74 = (7+4) = 11

Five Loaves = (11+6) = 17 = (1+7) = 8 (linear)

Forty Two = 88 (multi-dimensional)



A Paradox

Evil may be created by blindly following the light (knowledge). And/or good may be created through a recognition and an awareness of the darkness.

With the proper understanding (balance and perspective), true Light can be created through rightful action (participation in that which is good) and through civil disobedience (non-participation, or a refusal to participate in that which is evil).  

Question: How was Jesus able to feed 5000 people with just five loaves of bread and two fish? How were the people being fed?


(Ancient and Modern Wisdom)

Ancient Proverb: Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, feed him for a lifetime.


Modern Proverb: Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.


Ancient Proverb: Teach a man how to make sandals from leather, and he will be able walk many miles through the desert.


Modern Proverb: Teach a man how to make sandals from bread, and he won't get very far.



Ancient Proverb: A fish that "follows" other fish is a schooled fish, not an educated fish.


Modern Proverb: A fish that swims into the current and away from the current, and into the darkness and into the light, just for the halibut, is a reckless fish.

A fish that responsibly (consciously) swims into the current and away from the current, and into the darkness and into the light, in order to learn and grow, is a well-rounded fish.


(Equating Connections and Connecting Equations)

= 5 + 3 = 8

And 53 =

Five = (6+9+22+5) = 42 = 6

Three = (20+8+18+5+5) = 56 = 11

6 + 11= 17 = (1+7) = 8

And Fifty Three =

Fifty = (6+9+6+20+25) = 66 = (6+6) = 12

Three = (20+8+18+5+5) = 56 = 11

12 + 11 = 23 = (2+3) = 5

Five = (6+9+22+5) = 42



From the Gospel of Thomas
to the Minds of the Masses

Saying #10:  Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I am guarding it until it blazes."

A passion for life, which turns into a fire, is a Fire of Creation.

A passion for fire, found through a life of consumption, is fire of Destruction.


Saying #22: Jesus said, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."     

What the heck does that mean? Hint: It is not a reference to transhumanism, transgenderism or some type of ancient social engineering. It is about understanding and knowing -- the inner and the outer, the above and the below, and the male and the female. And it's about creating synergy from that understanding (instead of creating a continuous warring between the polarities from mis-understandings).

Men still remain men. And women still remain women. That doesn't change. Rather, it is the male (masculine) and the female (feminine) components within each of us that become synergetic. This helps us to create full-sight/full-strength complete beings (inside and outside) instead of half-blind/half-strength in-complete beings. It is through this understanding that inner and outer peace is realized.

When you fashion eyes in place of an eye (i.e. a different pair of glasses, or a new way of seeing), a hand in place of a hand (i.e. a different set of tools, or new way of building), a foot in place of a foot (i.e. a different pair of shoes, or a new way of traveling) and a image in place of an image (i.e. a different type of likeness, or a new way of understanding), then you will enter the Kingdom. It is through this understanding that the inner and the outer "Kingdom" is realized.



(The Secret of the Universe and the Meaning of Life)


Forty = (6+15+18+20+25) = 84

Two = (20+23+15) = 58 = 13 = 4

(84+4) = 88 = Eight and Eight




Light and Darkness
(Seeing Soundly - With Two Eyes to See, and Two Ears to Hear)


There is light within the darkness, and there is darkness within the light. The one, helps the other one to see and hear things more clearly (together as One). If one does not see or hear the other one, then one will begin to over-shadow the other one. As the blindness and imbalance of one grows, a war (or auto-immune disease) with the other one becomes a possibility (or a probability).


Revolutions and Resistance
(Rolling Stones)


As you attempt to bring truth, awareness and understanding into the world, others will try to roll over you. Don't lay down. But also choose your battles intelligently, and spend your energy wisely.

Source and Separation
(Finding a Balanced State of Being)


Remaining too close to the center often inhibits growth. However, straying too far from the center (and
remaining there) can result in blindness and a corruption of creation (and Creation).  


Or, in other words...



Being artificially corralled or "pegged" into highly polarized positions, contributes to division and warring. To stand up for a position (while being open to alternatives and constructive debate), helps to contribute to awareness, learning, understanding and growth (minus the manufactured division).


Spiritual Spectacles
(Roddy Piper Glasses)

Two to One


More From the Gospel of Thomas

Saying # 16: Jesus said, "Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have I come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war.

For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone."

Words spoken with "Light" (Truth) will cause internal and external struggles in the world, for they will challenge all that we believe to be right and true (based on our pre-conditioned minds and our programmed belief systems). Some people will be able to properly discern and handle the truth as it arrives, while others will not be able to. This will cause conflicts in people, in families, in societies, in politics and in religion.

It is from the internal/external wars, that peace will eventually arrive. Not from manufactured wars, or wars for profit, or wars for power and control. But from the individual struggle that is necessary to become truly aware.


Question: What do you do when the Body, the Mind and the Spirit (three), are in conflict with Love and Will (two)?

Answer: Resolve the conflict. Help Five to See One. Assist Five in seeing and understanding the Synergy that exists between all.


Question: What do you do when programming and conditioning (two), are in conflict with Truth, Awareness and Understanding (three)?

Answer: Resolve the conflict. Recognize PC (programming/conditioning) for what it is: A tool for control and a weapon against awareness.


Question: What do you do when that which is seen and spoken by the church and the state (two), is in conflict with that which is seen and spoken by the Father, the Mother and Child (three)?

Answer: If the church and the state have entered the house unknowingly or without permission, then perhaps it may be time to show them the door. Or, if you have given the church and the state permission to stay in the house, and they are creating havoc in the house, then it may be time to re-evaluate what their role in your house is. Practice individuality, personal sovereignty, freedom, morality, self-rule and spirituality, instead of slavery, conformity, blind collectivism, control over others and (dogmatic) religion.


Question: What do you do when technology and entertainment (two) begin to over-shadow the Father, the Mother and the Child (three)?

Answer: Find a way to re-connect with nature and the natural (organic) world. Plant a garden. Go to the beach. Go camping. Try leaving the technology at home.


Question: What do you do when that which is spoken with the Mouth and heard with the Ears (three), does not correspond with that which is seen with the Eyes (two)?

Question: What do you do when that which is seen with the Eyes (two), does not correspond with that which is spoken with the Mouth and heard with the Ears (three)?

Answer: Resist cognitive dissonance and willful ignore-ance. Practice awareness, discernment and acceptance of valid new information. Help to reconcile dissonance by bringing that which is above more in line with that which is below, and that which is below more in line with that which is above.


Question: Why were we given two Ears and two Eyes, but only one Mouth?

Answer: Freedom of expression is important in the creation of freedom. However, the expression of truth, awareness and understanding is necessary for the existence and the continuation of freedom. Seeing and hearing (listening) are what help to create awareness. Talking, on the other hand, can either help to create awareness, or simply add more noise to the world. 



Question: What do you do when you have Five Loaves that are in conflict in One House?

Answer: Follow that which Nature teaches us, and try to find a Point of Balance. Or, alternatively, find a couple of fish to go with your five loaves of bread.

Saying #94: Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in." (In other words, in the apophatic, he who speaks without listening will not find, and he who ignores will not become aware).

Saying #112: Jesus said, "Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh."

Spiritual Geometry
(Shaping Spirituality)

Seven to One and One to One

Freeing your mind and finding your center. Are these
opposite actions? Or are they related concepts?


Sleeping Giants and Tiny Builders
(Oxy-Morons and Little Giants)

"An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox" -- Lao Tzu

Perfection is not something that is achieved, it is something that is built. Wisdom and understanding are not found at the destination, rather they are realized during the journey.

The Resistance - Part 2


The Ox and the Moron
(A short story about a personal lesson learned in life)


How can one avoid becoming a moron? The first step in the prevention of moronic behavior is admitting that we have probably been a moron sometime before (in the past), that it's possible that we may be acting like a moron right now (in the present), and that there is a good chance that we may act like a moron again (sometime in the future).

Removing the ox (stubbornness) from the moron (blindness) opens the door for recognition (sight) to occur. Recognition (sight) paves the way for learning (understanding) to occur. And learning (understanding) creates the opportunity for change (growth) to occur.

There is an old (and very wise) saying that goes something like this: Never go grocery shopping when you are barefoot and hungry. Why? Because you might end up buying more food than what you need, or you might end up buying something that you normally wouldn't buy.  


I once was blind, but now I can see
(I once was hungry and had trouble walking, but now I have a whole loaf of bread and a real pair of shoes)

 The Hierarchy of Ignorance and Awareness


3 to 1
(Spiritual Triangulation)


To imprison the Mind, is to imprison the Body and the Spirit. To imprison the Body, is to imprison the Mind and the Spirit. And to Imprison the Spirit, is to imprison the Mind and the Body.

The health of the Body affects the Mind. And the health of the Mind affects the Body. And the health of the Mind and the Body affect the Spirit.

True health is holistic (whole-istic) in Nature.  

Thinking Clearly vs Muddy Reactions
(Evolution vs Revolution)

Jumping into an issue too quickly can often cloud one's judgment and result in a re-action-ary action. However, taking a step back and taking the time to consider all of the relevant elements (of the issue) often creates an environment where the issue becomes clearer and the action becomes more evolution-ary (forward moving) than revolution-ary (circular/cyclical).

(Dollars and Sense)


It was actually US "foreign policy" that helped to create ISIS (on many different levels). Now the fruits of that policy "IS" helping to create domestic policy here in the US (i.e. an increase in the police state and a reduction in freedom in the name of "safety and security").

The US has a long history of funding, training and using rebel forces as pawns in covert operations designed to destabilize foreign countries and help make way for (or preserve) various policies that favor the agendas of the ruling elite. Once a government or country has been sufficiently destabilized through covert operations, new puppet regimes are usually installed that are "sympathetic" to US foreign policy (hegemony and empire building). Sympathetic governments and regimes help to facilitate the flow of money into special interests on many different fronts including arms sales, access to natural resources, economic trade deals, the installment of multi-national corporations, financial loans, the preservation of the petro dollar, etc.

Ordo ab chao = Order from chaos. Stability and order are enemies of manufactured change. Chaos, however, is a very effective tool in the creation of "new order" (based on the vision of the architects of the chaos). In the corrupt system that we live in, more money usually leads to more power, and more power usually leads to more money.

The Zombie Apocalypse
(Pop Quiz)

As the world turns, into this...


People turn to this...


And as people fall into this (slumber)...


They begin to turn into this (or perhaps, this begins to turn "into" them)...

ALF - Artificial Life Form


Saying #34
(from the Gospel of Thomas)

Jesus said, "If a blind person leads a blind person, they will both fall into a hole."


UBE - Unconscious Biological Entity



Question: Which image above best represents the Zombie Apocalypse?

Answer: All of the above



Question: Which image above best represents a bright future?

Answer: None of the above

Question: Which image above best represents a very dark future?

Answer: All of the above


Social media addiction


We still have a choice


However, maybe it's not about choosing one or the other. Perhaps it's
more about finding a healthy balance between the two.

Connections in Time
(What once was then, will soon be now. And what is now, will soon be then)


The "now" does not exist independently of its surroundings. Rather it shares important aspects of the past, the present and the future. In other words, part of "the now" is pre-sent from the past. And part of the now is in the present, and posted (or sent) to the future. How these different (but connected) elements end up being combined together (in time), is largely up to us.


(seeing clearly)



1) Why is the windshield so large?

2) Why is the rearview mirror so small?

3) Why is there both a windshield and a rearview mirror?

If we choose to live in our past, then we will likely suffer in the present. However, if we choose to focus on the future, then we will likely suffer in the past (the present moment). If we fail to learn from our past and we are blind to where we are headed in the future, then we will surely suffer in both the present and in the future.

The Future is Not Written in Stone

We are the drivers of our own reality. The past is in the rearview mirror. The present is right here beside us (the steering wheel, the gas pedal, the brakes, the turn signals and the headlights). Out the front window is the future.

The vehicle travels in the direction that we steer it.

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading"
Lao Tzu



There are times when it is appropriate to choose your own road and your own destination. However, there are other times when it may be appropriate to simply let the road take you to where you are going. Both modes of travel have their rightful place in space and time.  

Although life itself cannot be easily formula-ized (or formal-ized), it is in fact an experience that is based largely on additions and subtractions. Life is not entirely subjective, nor is it entirely objective. It is a combination of both elements.

It can be frustrating and disturbing to see (and experience) the world as it is today. What is the answer? The answers are of course many as there are individuals in this world. However, I think that a large part of the answer involves balance. Not manufactured (artificial) balance. But the kind of balance that nature tries to teach to us. For example, in the case of people, the feminine virtue of patience is just as important as the masculine virtues of courage and action.


(Guns n' Roses)

A little ditty about a girl named Patience.

Patience is a Virtue. However, inaction is something entirely different. Political hope springs
eternal apathy. Responsible action, on the other hand, helps to spring meaningful change.


Brave and Crazy
(Tom Cochrane)

Sometimes it isn't enough to just have Courage. Sometimes you need to be
brave and a little crazy in order to help create positive change in the world.


(Jesse Cook)


An Important Message from the Ministry of Bread, Circuses, Fish and Sandals

May your inner and outer Kingdom be nourished with Bread and Fishes

May your Tree of Awareness grow strong and tall

May the circuses in your life be small and few

May your sandals be made of leather, and may your travels be interesting and fruitful

May you imagine many questions, and may you find many answers

May God be there to guide you, and may Love, laughter and happiness be there to find you


When Awareness stands tall

Ignorance will fall

And when war no longer hails

Peace will prevail

Peace to All


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The Church of Awareness and Understanding (Au)

It's about the Awareness of Knowledge, and the Knowledge of Understanding

And it's about Discernment...Knowing the difference between Loaving and loathing, and Fishing and phishing.

Awareness and Understanding...that is the True Spiritual Gold.

We hope 2 C U in the congregation soon.


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Name:  The Church of Awareness and Understanding

Location:  Inside each and every one of us (potentially)


A complete index of all segments in this series
can be found here:

Journey of Awakening - The Spiritual Gatekeepers


The most recent posts in this series
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