The Way: 6
Return of The Way
Long ago, those above tested that which is below. But for the finding of one good man, two cities and many people would have been saved. Alas, not one was found. The destruction and death that rained down on Sodom was, as you've heard, of "Biblical proportions." This time, two stood above the rest. Two who heard the Way and realized the significance. Two stood faithful when silence and darkness was their only reward. Two small flickering flames that refused to go out. She who sent me is pleased. The Moon is full once again with that which it has not felt in so very long - hope.
I have been called Ma-Di, by some. It means "Sent by the Moon." My real name is not important, and since I was born under the sign of the Moon, I find the name of Ma-Di to be an appropriate pen name. It should be pronounced "Mah-Dee." There is a not-too-small portion of poetic irony in using this name. Many years from now, you may understand.
I will soon begin to write Way chapters again. In order for you to appreciate them for what they are, you must know what they once were. Long ago. The Way is not new. It has been with you all along. All that I tell you was once known, but is now forgotten. It has been hidden in the shadows of ignorance and the darkness of man's own desire to dominate and control his fellow man. I intend to be a light for you in that darkness. A light that shines on the path of your life so that once again, you may find your way.
There is nothing special in what I do, other than the reason why I do it. I do it because I believe in you. I do it because I love each and every one of you. It is the same love that would move me to help one of my children or my brother, sister, mother, father or wife. It is done without condition or need for payment. This is love at it purest and its most powerful. If you can but learn to love one another in this Way, there is nothing that you will not achieve, and nothing in the heavens that will be denied you. This, above all else, is the Way.
Come with me now on a journey to your own past. I want to show you that the Way can be found, if you'll just open your eyes. Before you hear my Way, listen and understand the Way of old and wonder at how new it sounds. These passages were removed from the book you call the Bible. Long ago, the Way was spread throughout the world by special teachers. I have selected a few that I believe to be important. I will add a comment to some.
Matthew 3:3 - For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the WAY of the Lord, make his paths straight.
Matthew 7:13 - Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the WAY, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.
Life is a series of choices. There are many different choices and many people who can influence you. Know what it is in life that you want to achieve. To live on a world where insanity rules, and in the end not to have been driven insane yourself, that is your path, your WAY. Keep the path of your life firmly in your sights and always straight ahead.
Matthew 7:14 - Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the WAY, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Matthew 11:10 - For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy WAY before thee.
The messengers or teachers have been sent many times to many lands. Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, Muhammad, these are a few. They were all different and yet they all spoke the same WAY.
Matthew 13:4 - And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the WAY side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Matthew 21:32 - For John came unto you in the WAY of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Matthew 22:16 - And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the WAY of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
Luke 1:79 - To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the WAY of peace.
Deja vu is WAY cool.
John 10:1 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other WAY, the same is a thief and a robber.
Religion is a powerful thing. Many times, men have used this power to inflict their own will and desires on others. It has led to many so-called Holy Wars and the oppression of half the world's population, namely Woman. The door that leads to the Way has been clearly marked. Time and time again, detour signs were thrown up to help guide them back. They know who they are, and when the time comes they will be dealt with.
John 14:4 - And whither I go ye know, and the WAY ye know.
John 14:5 - Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the WAY?
To know the difference between right and wrong - this is the Way. To do good for its sake alone - this is the Way. To hurt no living thing, neither in body or spirit without an absolute and justified reason - this is the Way. To see beyond the veil and perceive the potential good in all things - this is the Way. To oppose that which is evil and destructive with all your might - this is the Way. Is this Way so alien to you? Are these things not known, or are they hidden deep inside you and is the effort to retrieve them simply too much effort? To search for the Way is to search for truth. To find the Way is to find yourself. There is no other Way.
I am the Way. You are the Way. In the Way, we are all One.
John 14:6 - Jesus saith unto him, I am the WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Mother, but by me.
Yes, I changed it. I'm allowed. There are many things which are not as they seem. If you think this is something, wait - the best is yet to come. There is much to learn but even a greater amount to unlearn. The path has become twisted, the signposts changed. Not to worry, I know the Way, by heart.
Acts 16:17 - The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the WAY of salvation.
Acts 18:25 - This man was instructed in the WAY of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Acts 19:23 - And the same time there arose no small stir about that WAY.
The Way is truth and truth is like a storm.
Acts 24:14 - But this I confess unto thee, that after the WAY which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
Jesus was a heretic. If this be heresy then, make the most out of it, my friend. The greatest strife is usually caused by people fighting over identical beliefs. It's like two small children who beat each other up over whether chocolate or vanilla is the better ice cream. Sometimes there is a legitimate excuse, like the frozen yogurt punk. But as long as it's ice cream, regardless of the flavor, you scream, I scream, we ALL scream for ice cream.
Romans 3:2 - Much every WAY: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
Romans 3:12 - They are all gone out of the WAY, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
There are some up there who believe this. Please, believe me. Before it's too late.
Romans 3:17 - And the WAY of peace have they not known:
1 Corinthians 12:31 - But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent WAY.
1 Thessalonians 3:11 - Now God himself and our Mother, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
James 5:20 - Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
A single act of kindness is worth ten thousand thousand, bent knees and muttered words. To help another rid themselves of evil is the ultimate act of kindness. It is called love.
2 Peter 2:21 - For it had been better for them not to have known the Way of righteousness than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
To do a thing and know no better is ignorance. It is an act of kindness to educate the ignorant. To know a thing is wrong and do it anyway, is stupidity. To do a wrong thing intentionally, is evil. The Way is the flame of knowledge to the ignorant, and a flaming sword of destruction to those who do evil.
These words were all written long ago, and yet their meaning is as true today as then. They were given to the peoples of Earth by their brothers and sisters from the stars. They did this because in you, they saw the potential for good. They knew that if only you had enough knowledge, you would find your own Way back home, there to become a valued and treasured member of the Human Races. If it hurts your ego to know that you are only a small part of a larger human culture, then you have farther to go than was thought.
There are many surprises on the horizon for Earth and her people. You will surely stumble and fall on your Way. As in times before, there is someone out there to lend a helping hand. This does not mean that you should expect them to cure all your problems for you. The best Way to learn and grow is by doing. Some of the best lessons you can learn are those that hurt the most. For they are not easily forgotten, nor are they usually, foolishly repeated. The Way is your map to finding that which lies beyond. It has a power that overcomes all obstacles. Jesus and Muhammad brought the Way, and it changed the course of human history forever. We shall soon see whether their efforts were in vain.
Remember - I am the match, but you are the fire. Burn brightly. Let your light pierce the darkness that surrounds this world. Give those who are cold, your warmth. Let your light illuminate the path for others. And when need be, become a fire storm consuming and utterly destroying that which is evil. I sense a storm coming, the likes of which the Earth has never known. It is our storm and this is our time. Will you sit still in apathy and let the world pass by, or will you become a storm-bringer? Is it your destiny to whimper a surrender, or scream to the very reaches of Heaven, "cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war?"
May the Ragnarok begin.
"Agnostics question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), U.S. President. Letter, 10 August, 1787
"Man is made to adore and to obey: but if you will not command him, if you give him nothing to worship, he will fashion his own divinities, and find a chieftain in his own passions."
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), English statesman, author. Sidonia, in Coningsby, book 4, ch. 13 (1844)
"Our knowledge of the historical worth of certain religious doctrines increases our respect for them, but does not invalidate our proposal that they should cease to be put forward as the reasons for the precepts of civilization. On the contrary! Those historical residues have helped us to view religious teachings, as it were, as neurotic relics, and we may now argue that the time has probably come, as it does in an analytic treatment, for replacing the effects of repression by the results of the rational operation of the intellect."
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. The Future of an Illusion, ch. 8 (1927)