On Being Authentic

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Awakening to Our Intended Authenticity and Intentionality

Within more and more of us there is an inner stirring of the need to move towards wholeness away from that which divides… and within that, a not uncommon experience of a desire, an awakening, towards our being authentic… towards becoming intentional. All of which is being supported by the growing clarity that our current ways are not working.

The living philosophy of potential is a here and unfolding now work organized philosophy.  A philosophy that holds as its primary premise that there is an intentionality behind the whole of all. An intentionality out from which emerges love and life.  Love being that which brings essential wholeness to ourselves, essential wholeness to life.  Life being the process through which we, as living human spiritual beings, enter into the working of the world.

We have come to understand that at this time, community is the smallest whole.

And if love is not present in our processes, wholeness, that which only love can create, will not be present in the outcome.

And so:

     + If we are experiencing a diminishing confidence in religion’s ableness to bring reconciling resolution to the critical issues, the significant hazards, facing humankind and life itself; we can turn towards seeking to see and understand what is at work now… with particular emphasis on culture… current culture, its way of working, its significant influence on all.  And seek to see and understand what is seeking to emerge – to intentionally, willfully emerge.  Begin our reflections and dialoguing with that.

     + If our religion has significance within our lives, yet we are experiencing an inner discomfort with the trend to look to legality and political power, rather than love – that which lies at the essence of our religion – for living out our beliefs… then we can work to move our faith towards being a love organized faith… seeking to bring love, that which makes all things possible, into our processes.

     + If we are drawn to science, the problem solving powers of disciplined reasoning; yet disturbed by the not uncommon pattern present within its history… that being the creating of more complex, more hazardous consequences emerging from the initial solution (herbicide usage to increase yields in farming, for example)… then we can turn towards intentional ethics, having  life organized ethicality – that which is right for the one, good for the whole; right for the whole of life, good for humankind – as that which leads our scientific processes… our pursuits, our ways of working.

LoveWhen it comes to love, love entering our processes, we have come to see Christ as the exemplar.  Thus, seeking to see, understand and manifest the here and unfolding now philosophical relevance of his teaching and his process.  For example, the four Thou Shall Loves:

The Four Thou Shall Loves

Love God… the Father, the Creator of life, of all… Join in the intended enfolding unfolding eternalizing of life work of the Father/Creator.

Love thy neighbor… Seek to develop within ourselves, within our communities, that which enables us, when we look at someone, to not see other, but rather see sister, brother.

Love one another as I have loved you… Love all-inclusively… Be and become a vessel for the all-inclusive love of the Source to enter into our processes, into the life processes of the earth. Work to create cultures that work for all children in the world.

Love thy enemy… Through reflection and dialogue, we have come to see that life, earthly life, its ways and processes; has, in reality, been a common enemy of reason-led cultures. Reason-led cultures being cultures void of wisdom, the wisdom of intent leading their processes, have, through millennia, treated earthly life, its ways and processes, as an enemy to be subdued and extracted from. Thus we can love thy enemy by creating virtue sourced, essence based, ethically working value adding processes… processes that bring vitality to the life processes of earth, and work in advancing humanness ways.

And through this seeking and working, move ourselves, our communities, towards being authentic, becoming an intentional people of earth…


Essential Seeings at this Time of Now

+ Seeing the here and unfolding now philosophical relevance of Christ…

+ Seeing Christ is the actualization of the process pattern of authentic humanness yessing the Father’s everlasting life on earth work…

+ Seeing Christ is a work organized process…

+ Seeing we – humankind – are intended to be a work organized process… to realize the process pattern Christ actualized… each and all intended to become “sons of God.”

Christ is a Work Organized Process

Intentional work enables actualizing the everlasting life work of the Father and realizing the potential intentionally embedded within each, all and everything within the living earth.

Christ was/is a work organized process… a process organized by intentional work…

Do you not know I must be about my Father’s business?

The Father’s command is everlasting life… Thy Will be done on earth as in heaven. 

My food is to do the will of the One who sent me, and to accomplish His work.

Father of us, Father in heaven… give us this day our daily bread… (Give us a seeing of the work for which we were sent)

For this I was born, for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth… the truth of Thou Shall Love (see above)… the truth of Thy Will – everlasting life – be done on this earth.  

Father, I glorified you by perfecting the work that you gave to me that I should do.

We – Humankind – are Intended to Be and Become Work Organized

I have given you an example to follow… Do this – organize yourselves – with the come from above work you have been given that you should do… always remembering the four Thou Shall Loves – remembering, if love is not present in your processes, love will not be present in the outcome.  And remembering Thy Will – everlasting life – be done on the earth as in heaven.

I came not to condemn the world, but to save the world… to save humankind by giving you the complete whole pattern of the process of living human spiritual beingness – authentic humanness – essential to your yessing the everlasting life of the living earthwork of the Father, by and through each and all perfecting your particular work/calling… that for which you were sent.

For this I was born for this I came into the world, to make visible the truth of the intended process pattern of being authentically human and becoming an intentional people of earth. I came to save the world, not condemn the world. 

Coming from Above… Work Organized

Christ is a come from above work organized process… 

Coming from above: There is an intentionality, a will force, a creative force behind the whole of all… out from which emerges life and love, intended ways of working of life and love on this earth.  Love being the name we give to that which creates and sustains wholeness within life, within ourselves.

Life is a come from above work organized process… a virtue sourced value adding process… recalling that love is the essence of, the source of all virtues.

The eternalizing of life on and through the earth being the work of the Source… the Father, the Creator. 

“Virtue sourced value adding process” is the name we humans give to our way of organizing to add value to life… the come from above, work organized value adding process of life.  

Our Significance

We are truly working when our ways are enabling and advancing our humanness, our being authentic; and when our ways and what we create bring nourishing vitality and viability to life… thus enabling our being and becoming an intentional people of earth.   

At the essence of our intentionality lies the truth of our vesselness for love, the all-inclusive love of the Source entering through us into the working of the world.  And the truth of our life nourishing instrumentality… we, like all creatures of life, having work and role with regard to the ongoing upward enfolding unfolding eternalizing of life on and through the earth.

At the essence of our authenticity is our vesselness for the all-inclusive love of the Source entering through us into the working of the world… love being manifested as compassion, the compassion of equality present within the four Thou Shall Loves Christ lifted up… the here and unfolding now manifestation of such.

At the essence of our instrumentality is the creation of virtue sourced value adding processes… processes that seek to realize the potential inherently, intentionally present within each and all.  Processes that require the creation and sustaining of cultures that work for all children… all children in the world.

Organizing Heart & Mind for the Work

The living philosophy of potential is a come from above, here and unfolding now, work organized philosophy… philosophy being that which we look to, to organize the heart and mind for the work… and develop the discipline therein required.

Oh the joy, the spirt lifting joyfulness, that enters heart and mind as we get a glimpse of, a taste of, the essence of what becomes possible… the possibilities that unfold when and as we ongoingly put our faith in intent… and by so doing, embrace and manifest the truths of our vesselness and life nourishing instrumentality… thus, bringing hope, real hope, to all… to each and everyone, to the whole of life. 

Humbly in service, Terry P. Anderson & Sandra Maslow Smith, Christmas 2021