“The first peace, which is most important, is that which comes from within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the great spirit, and that this center is really everywhere — it is within each of us.”
— Black Elk, Sioux holy man, 1863–1950, a spiritual leader who saw no contradiction in embracing what he found valid in both his tribal traditions concerning Wakan Tanka and those of Christianity.
I agree with the quote. It is said that Love is the mode of operation of the universe. To me, the Great Spirit is Love. Love dwells in the centre of the universe, and is within each of us.
Love rules the universe. When we are ruled by the Spirit of Love from within us, we have no need for an external regulation system. We have no need for the law. The law exists only because of a loveless society (who has yet to awaken to their true identity as Love or has not learnt to operate from Love within).
Paul wrote that the law (or being led by the flesh) is for the immature, whereas grace (or being led by the Spirit) is for the mature in Christ.
“Even so we, when we were children (immature), were in bondage under the elements of the world (the external law system)…. God sent forth His Son (our true identity), born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive sonship (maturity).” (Galatians 4:3-5)
“the law is not made for a righteous person (who is our true identity in Christ), but for the lawless and insubordinate, for the ungodly and for people who don’t who they really are… ” (1 Timothy 1:9)
“till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man (or fully grown man), to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:13)
The law is unable to make anyone good. On the contrary, the law only stirs up the works of the flesh, such as anger, envy and jealousy. People who seek to be justified by keeping the law will only become judgmental, self-righteous and vindictive. They will condemn those who fail to keep the law, yet they themselves pick and choose which law is easy for them to obey in order to look good and holy in front of others in the society.
In some traditional societies, such as Native American Indian tribes, there are no police or prisons because there is love, unity and respect for one another. That is maturity. We can all learn to be governed by love from within.
- Thoughts about “Birth of Christ” (themysteryofchrist.wordpress.com)
- The White Buffalo Woman (liberatedway.com)
- Jennifer Hoffman – Embrace Your Christed Consciousness (thegoldenagedaily.wordpress.com)