Imagine God as being the center of a room of Light and being the Presence of Love, Peace, and Joy.
Then imagine that THAT Center/God emanates a Light that fills the room. This Light is known as the Christ—which is us—our True Selves. This Light is the Consciousness that Jesus remembered himself to be.
Heaven is like the room and is filled with the One Presence of God and God’s Creations. The room is also known as the Tao or Way of God. It’s perfect and complete. There is nothing outside of that room, as this room is All That Is!
But when the Christ Light wondered what it would be like if we could venture outside of the room, we actually went nowhere—merely dreaming/imagining what it would be like to live outside in the darkness.
As we seemed to have left the room and wandered into the darkness—a universe of fear—the Divine Mother (or Holy Spirit) created doorways through which we could return Home. These doorways are what we refer to as the spiritual path.
On these doorways, however, our ego placed doors that serve as a barrier between us and God. These doors are known as philosophy and religion. Instead of being open, they are usually closed. So instead of encouraging and allowing us to walk through (and back to God), they tend to ask us to fall down and worship the door, thus distracting us from our destiny.
The good news, however, is that the most dedicated followers of those religions will be unsatisfied with worshipping the door and instead will find themselves trying to peek and listen through the door for something they know is better than the door itself. This is a choice that’s made easier when we surrender old paradigms and programs of religion and addictive behaviors.
Again, religions, like doors, can let people in but they tend to keep people out. And religious teachers and preachers are, therefore, like the pretty fixtures on the door: door knobs and door knockers. So it’s important to learn to ignore (or see beyond) the pretty fixtures and focus on the Light beyond the door.
When it comes to choosing which religion or philosophy to follow, it’s best to look for a doorway that has no door. The doorway, like the most authentic spiritual teachers, is simply an opening to something greater—God and our Christ Self—but is not the greater thing itself. True spiritual teachers (and healers) are also like a welcome mat—not to trample on but to help us cleanse our feet of understanding as we pass through the doorway on our way Home.
So seek the Light beyond all barriers, the Way of God Itself, and refuse to settle for doors and fixtures. Follow all welcome signs and walk away from any doors with signs that read, “There’s no room in the Inn.”