Thomas, Saying 20

Monday, June 3, 2019

Addressed Saying 20 of the Gospel of Thomas last week, but never got around to posting it. The only thing I would add is that “worked ground” seems to indicate that we need to be in a state of readiness; we need to have done the work of preparation.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

1:05 a.m. Saying 20:

  1. The disciples said to Jesus: Tell us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like. He replied: It is like a mustard seed, the smallest of all. However, when it falls into worked ground it sends out a large stem, and it becomes a shelter for the birds of heaven.

Clear enough as is, unless we want clarity on “the birds of heaven.”

What are birds? (However, be aware that this saying may refer merely to the aspect of sheltering.)

Birds are sometimes seen as messengers between earth and sky. Living on the earth, they sometimes visit the sky.

Then in what sense might the mustard tree be said to shelter them? Or rather, how is the kingdom of heaven, the tiny seed, the root of shelter of the birds of heaven?

Put that way, it’s less clear.

Perhaps it is not clear at all, once looked at carefully.

Perhaps not. But I was too ambitions – thinking I was more awake than I was. I’ll return after another sleep-cycle, perhaps.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

7 a.m. glancing back at my conversation of Tuesday, the birds of heaven reference is obvious, though it wasn’t then. So when I get around to posting it, it will be complete. “The state of awareness shelters the ability to connect to the non-3D” is one way to put it. The messengers are the intermediaries, according to shamanic traditions. Birds connect earth and heaven, one might say.

 

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