Mindshifters Support Group 10-8-2013
The Mindshifters support group in Woodstock, IL last night watched the DVD presentation by Dale Allen Hoffman titled: The Word. This is a collection of pieces of presentations Dale has made over the years about different interpretations of the words from ancient Aramaic scriptures which have been attributed to Jesus or Yeshua. The gentle and loving way that Dale presents this material clearly had a powerful impact on the group, which sparked a lively conversation and many questions about a variety of topics.
Some of the key concepts Dale presented included the idea of using the breath to soften tension and resistance in any moment and to allow the flow of creative energy and the expression of Love, which is our true nature. Dale reported that his research indicates that the vast power of Yeshua’s teachings were lost when the word breath was translated by the Greeks as the word spirit. Dale suggested that one can take most current versions of the bible and substitute the word breath in most places where the word spirit is used and find a whole new level of meaning in those teachings.
Dale highlighted the fact that these ancient teachings were about a spiritual practice, not about a dogma or religion and that following the spiritual practice which is described is the only way for someone to begin to have the experience that Yeshua was teaching people to create for themselves. The ancient texts and Yeshua’s teachings were about how to have the same kind of experiences Yeshua had. Yeshua even said, “The things I have done, you can do and even greater things that this will you do.” The only way to achieve this is to make it a habit to practice the very practical skills that Yeshau spoke of in his teachings. Those teachings however, have been hidden behind the translation difficulties which arise when moving from one language to another and from one culture to another. The point is made in the video that the ideologies become a barrier to experiencing the very thing the ideologies are talking about. If an ideology does not inspire action and active spiritual practice it begins working to prevent the very thing it claims to promote.
Dale makes it clear that we are not meant to change the message but the message is meant to change us.
He also says that The Law is not something we need to learn to live within, but rather it is that thing which lives through us.
He talked about how the scriptures have been translated to say that the one unforgivable sin is to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. Many religions use this to shame people into praying a certain way, or into believing that “bad” things are happening in their lives because they have not been pious enough, or pure enough in their thought, or prayed hard enough to God or the Holy Spirit. Dale offers that the true meaning of this is to be found by revealing the definitions of the original Aramaic words. The word that the Greeks translated as Holy Spirit was the word Rookha D’ Koodsha in the Aramaic. One valid way to interpret this name is as follows – the all-encompassing breath of God. When you combine this with the ancient meaning of the word blasphemy, “to cut off from” you get an entirely different meaning. When you cut yourself off from the all-encompassing breath of God, you initiate your own death by refusing to allow the breath of life and creation to flow through you and heal you. The next time something “bad” or unwanted happens in your life, watch what happens with your breath. Chances are you will either hold your breath or breathe in very shallow breaths which do not allow for proper oxygenation and relaxation within your body. You will have cut yourself off from the breath of Life, or God which is trying to flow through you. Watch what happens when you slow yourself down and take some deep full breaths and keep them flowing. I believe you will feel what ever it is you say you don’t want to feel and you will feel it more fully. The good part is that you will also begin to integrate and “heal” those unwanted feelings and energies within you. You will be restored and the breath of life will be restored to you.
Again, this is yet another teaching from the ancient scriptures which was meant as a set of instructions for removing anything that is less than Love from your mind’s and body’s energy system. More tools which help this process are available for free at www.whyagain.org click on the link that says “Start Here”. You will be able to print out and use a wide variety of worksheets that are all designed to help you uncover and then remove any energies in your system which are less than Love.
We Come From Love, We are Made of Love, We Are Love! Everything else is false.