Did Jesus Teach Deliberate Creation?

easter-lily.jpgI originally wrote this for a different audience, but thought I’d share a condensed version here since it’s Easter weekend and a logical time to review the message of creation that many believe Jesus delivered.

Did Jesus teach deliberate creation?  Whereas some believe Jesus was a miracle worker, others suggest he intended to teach us how to create our own miracles as well.

The Lost Message

Thanks to new insights into translations of ancient manuscripts, as well as recovered biblical books, we learn that the teachings of Jesus were very much in line with what current science reveals about the nature of the Universe.

In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Book 2, for example, an unnamed scribe reports that Jesus says the power to change our world lives within us.  This is in line with Law of Attraction teachings that we get what we feel.  The power lies within, not through our power to make something happen in the physical world, but by learning to manage our energy.

In another example, early translations of the book of John say we should ask without hidden motive and be surrounded by our answer.

Author Gregg Braden, in the “Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer,” interprets that to mean “for our prayers to be answered, we must transcend the doubt that often accompanies the positive nature of our desire.”  The Nag Hammadi Library also records that Jesus taught transcending our doubt allows us to “move mountains.”

The “be surrounded by our answer” instruction is consistent with Law of Attraction wisdom to activate the vibration of what we want by acting as if; by immersing ourselves in the feeling of our manifested desire.  Knowing that our thoughts manifest, releasing doubt is crucial to manifest what we want.  That’s what allows us to move mountains, literal and figurative.

Another message from Jesus is revealed in the original text of the “ask and you shall receive” passage.  The original text (as reported by author Neil Douglas-Klotz in “Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus”) goes like: “All things that you ask straightly, directly … from inside my name, you will be given. So far you have not done this.  Ask without hidden motive and be surrounded by your answer.  Be enveloped by what you desire, that your gladness be full.”

This teaching has been interpreted to mean that what really matters is how we feel.

(Which can actually be taken literally: our feelings become matter.)  As Braden teaches, “We must first have the feeling of our prayers answered in our hearts before they become the reality of our lives.”

Loaves & Fishes
Author Todd Michael believes that a well-known section of the gospel of Matthew contains the technique of creating miracles, as laid out in twelve steps.  Michael’s book, “The Twelve Conditions of a Miracle” postulates that the story of the loaves and fishes (Matthew 14:13-23), when translated from the original Greek, reveals the steps Jesus showed us to create our own miracles.

The twelve steps the author believes Jesus laid out for us are an instruction manual for miracle creation.  By revisiting the original Greek text and choosing slightly different meanings for complex words, Michael translates Jesus’ example into a clear process for deliberate creation.

The process includes: Alignment, Asking, Visualizing, Gratitude, Acting As If, and Receiving, among others.  These steps are also central to the practice of deliberate creation.

Good Company
Many other spiritual teachers also share and embody the principles of creating reality:

  • Tibetan abbots have passed down their wisdom for eons teaching that feeling is the crucial ingredient in their prayers.
  • The Egyptian sage Hermes Trismegistus taught us “As above, so below” – that our world is a reflection of who we are.
  • The ancient Babylonians practiced these principles as well.
  • You can find this information in the writings and stories of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

This information is far from new.  What we do with these instructions is up to us.

Although teachers can show us the way, it’s meaningless if we don’t implement what we learn.

May this Easter awaken within you new inspiration to live the life you are called to.  Namaste.

  • March 22, 2008
  • Matthew O'Grady says:

    Wow. Well, I am blown away by this post and the great thoughtful responses. I didn’t even know you had blog posts back this far! 🙂 I am so excited to go back through your archives and see what interests me most!
    Jesus is such a deep, powerful topic. The guy was flowing such a knowing and clearly such a practical understanding of how the Laws of the Universe work. In fact even before I read this post I was thinking about the ‘Jesus Influence’ on our culture worldwide after I left a very open minded church sermon this morning. There are so many ways that I want to respond to this post and comments and I hope to come back and add more, especially if you add more Jeannette or if other people comment back…
    There is one quote in the bible that effects me in a SUPER HUGE way from an LOA perspective more than any other…..its Matthew 13:12
    “For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
    (here are several translations in case anyone is interested: http://bible.cc/matthew/13-12.htm)
    That line is such a clear LOA/Abe mindset, that the more I read it, over and over, the more I allow that to seep deep into my soul and my understanding, (I say it as a mantra at times) I am able to say that in one line Jesus really summed up LOA and how our thoughts and emotions work in relationship to what we think and feel about, we bring about! Its simplicity I think is often passed over often, however, if anyone takes the time to really explore this statement inside themselves, and consider who is saying it, I think profound opportunities are available for our spiritual unfolding and understanding. Just so simple, beautiful and true!
    Phil and I often talk about Jesus and LOA and we even did a radio show dedicated to this subject completely, where we actually call him the ‘Ultimate LOA Teacher’ it can be downloaded for free here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mdo/2010/09/29/jesus-christo-the-ultimate-loa-teacher
    I also have a blog post that is Easter related and discusses: ‘Coming back from the Dead’, Jeannette I would love to get your take on it if you have a minute: http://matthewdavidogrady.com/2010/04/08/easter-reflections/
    I hope we can bring this amazing blog post back from the dead and get some of the new GVU peeps commenting on it!
    Thanks, Jeannette. You are such an inspiring beacon to so many of us, got BIG LOVE for you my friend!

  • Tarielle_au says:

    I’m on my third reading of the book.
    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.
    Life is great!

  • All right, Tarielle, I still don’t have my hands on a copy yet, but based on what you’ve said here on the blog, it is clearly a MUST READ.
    I’ll dedicate a separate post to it when I’ve read it so we can have even more fun discussions!
    Thanks for pitching in and sharing your good stuff, Tarielle. 🙂

  • Tarielle says:

    I just stumbled upon your Did Jesus teach deliberate creation posts and love that you opened a delightful can of worms with this one. This all falls perfectly in line with the latest book I mentioned in another recent post called Happier Than God by Neale Donald Walsch. He addresses the Jesus/God/Man and LOA relationship perfectly. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more from the spiritual LOA aspect of things…..all will be revealed. Could it really have taken 2000 years for us to just be realising this now?

  • Maybe we are indeed, huh?
    Thanks for your insight, Michael! (A degree in theology! You are definitely the person to talk to on this topic.)
    Nice to hear this validated by someone I know personally who knows his stuff.
    I’m liking that last sentiment of yours … maybe we’re getting somewhere indeed! I’ll say AMEN to that!

  • Michael says:

    I have a degree in theology, and having studied various texts over about 25 years of my life, I would bet money on the fact that Jesus was one of the first life coaches to come down the line. 🙂
    Most of the edits and slants placed on the words Jesus spoke, the descriptions of his life and the later traditions that took the place of what his earlier followers believed created a radically different picture of him over time.
    But even so, if you take what everyone can agree that he actually said, and view that through LOA/Abe-Hicks/Secret material just for fun, it’s amazing what pops out at you. Here was a guy who preached the perfection of each human and actually said ‘you are gods’ and really encouraged others in ‘miracle making’.
    What is encouraging is that, even a few years ago, ‘coaches’ would have been castigated (to say nothing of being crucified, as was Jesua’s fate), where now there are many open-minded ‘gods’ seeking out many, many different kinds of coaches who all ‘preach’ a similar, empowering message without the nasty conflicts the J-man encountered in his day.
    Maybe we’re getting somewhere as a race of ‘gods’!

  • I’m glad to hear you say so, Nicholas, because I have to say I feel like I’m just barely scratching the surface on this topic and that there’s much more to be gleaned.
    I’m already looking forward to the resource that brings this to better light – at least for me.
    And you’re right – we’re talking about BASIC laws of the Universe here. Hmm … so exciting!!
    Thanks for posting, Nicholas! Nice to hear from you again!!

  • Nicholas says:

    It’s funny you should mention. I was putting some of this together myself on Friday, without even going to apocrypha or anything, beginning with the “ask => receive” passage you mention and going from there. There are several places where Jesus demonstrated not prayer techniques – those are pretty definitely identified – but, rather, creation techniques using the basic laws of the universe.

  • Very sweet of you, Paul! Thanks for checking in and I hope you enjoyed your Easter as well.
    I think I might celebrate by signing off to create a miracle of my own tonight. Hmm … what will it be?
    Fun stuff, huh? Thanks for reading and for posting, my friend!

  • Paul says:

    On this celebration of a miracle, a guide to creating our own miracles! How nice.
    Thank you, Jeanette, and Happy Easter to you too.

  • Much agreed, Leslie! Thanks for being part of the excitement. And happy Easter!

  • Leslie says:

    Nice post Jeannette – makes me feel happy to celebrate Easter.
    We are indeed living in exciting times where interpetations are cleaner and clearer and empowerment is more feasible.
    Love Leslie

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