Yeshua says: “When you see one who was not born of woman,
fall on your face and worship.
That one is your Father.”

We humans are dual beings. We exist in two dimensions at the same time – flesh and spirit. Each is a distinct, though not separate, aspect of being human.

Jesus said,

Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.

Nicodemus replied asking,

‘How can anyone be born after having grown old? Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?’

Jesus answered Nicodemus,

Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. (John 3:3-6)

It is easy to stay fixated on the “born of the flesh” part. But there is another dimension within every human being that “was not born of woman,” an aspect of what it means to be truly human that transcends physical procreation and that is a gift of God’s mysterious grace at work in the process of creation.  This one Yeshua says, “is your Father,” your true Source.

Paul wrote,

we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. (2 Corinthians 4:7)

The “treasure” that is my true nature is carried in the clay jar of my physical existence. I honour the clay jar container. I do not want in any way to denigrate or diminish the beauty and gift of the clay jar. The clay jar is the essential container of spirit in this material time-bound realm. But, the goal of human existence is to uncover and manifest in the visible realm the invisible reality hidden within the clay jar, the reality that “was not born of woman.”

When his disciples became aware of the divine nature in Jesus, they fell down and worshiped him –

And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’ (Matthew 14:33)

When we find this divine nature within ourselves, we are instructed by Yeshua to “fall on our face and worship.”

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SOUL: Stop – Open – Unburden – Listen

What practices help me to open to the fullness of what it means to be human in order that I may discover within myself the divine image of God in whose likeness I was made?

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