McCall Gathering 2007, Part 38

This entry is part 38 of 54 in the series McCall Gathering 2007

Finding the God Within

JJ: So let us go through this parable and examine it. What do you suppose the golden apples represented?

Audience: Truth?

JJ: Close

Audience: Wisdom?

JJ: Right the golden apples represented wisdom. In this life Hercules had to learn wisdom. For the third labor of Hercules  he was sent and not given much instruction. Now how do you tell someone how to go and learn wisdom? How do you learn to be wise?  How do you learn to make the right decisions? You learn it by going through it.

When in a quest in search of wisdom we get help along the way and others who have trodden the path come and give us good advice. This was the first thing that his teacher from the other side saw and so he sent him a Nereus to give him hints, and what did Hercules do? He ignored the hints saying, “well that does not sound like much help to me, I will find my own way.”

So Hercules ignored Nereus and this happens to us in our efforts to find wisdom. We get a lot of good advice but we often ignore it. Because if we have not gone through it, even though the advice is good, it is very difficult to see whether the advice is good or bad. How often have we been told something by our parents, by other teachers, by wise people – something that we ignore and then later on in life we think, boy you know that guy was right after all or my father and mother were smarter than I thought they were or something like this. The first step in learning wisdom is ignoring what we are told. This seems like a step backwards but it is a necessary step on the path to wisdom because wisdom has to be discovered pretty much on our own through our own experiences and somebody cannot just come and give it to us.

Even though the advice we are given is good we have to learn how to incorporate it into our lives so that we can really grasp it and hold on to it. The next thing Hercules did was wrestle a dragon and what do you suppose the dragon represented? The dragon represented illusion – and glamour, which also leads to illusion. We think we are really important and then we have wrong beliefs that we are tricked into believing that we have not unraveled yet and found the full truth behind and so on the path to wisdom we have to face these glamours. We have to face our ego; we have to face all the things that have been tricking us, the things we have been taught that may or may not be true. When Hercules attacked the dragon and tried to overcome it what happened?

Audience: The dragon got stronger.

JJ: The dragon got stronger. So if we just tackle our ego and illusions directly and wrestle with them they only get stronger. How did Hercules overcome the dragon?

Audience: He lifted it into the air.

JJ: He lifted it into the air, was does that symbolize?

Audience: Higher mind

JJ: Right, he lifted it into the light of day, the light of reasoning, the light of the mind, the light of the soul, and in the light the wrong beliefs, the illusions, the glamour and the ego – the feeling of self-importance that we have are all put into the right place. When they are in the right we slay the dragon that keeps us from the golden apples.

Then Hercules continued on his way and encountered perhaps his biggest problem of all and what was it? He was deceived by the false teacher. Have any of you ever encountered a guy like this before who just captivated you.  You thought, wow this guy is great, he is almost like God and I can trust everything he says. So what did this do to Hercules in his search?

Audience: He stopped searching.

JJ: Yes, he stopped his search. Remember that Christian bumper sticker that says, “I found it?” When you find it then you stop your search for wisdom because you found it. I found Jesus or some guru or some politician and I have been searching for the right guy and now I have found him so now I can rest.

But wisdom is a growing thing and you can never get all the wisdom in the universe so you never stop looking for it. When you find the ultimate teacher, the ultimate philosophy, then you stop in your search for wisdom and it ends and not only does it end, but you start going backwards. And when does it go backwards? When the teacher turns on you and he binds you with chains.

First it looks as though he is going to free you. He is going to free you because you do not have to search for golden apples anymore. You can end your quest – it is over – you have found it and that is it. The disciple may say something like, “I am saved by the blood of Jesus, I have found my guru and my guru is god, and I do not have to think anymore because he knows all the answers and I just ask him and what he says is it, there is no questioning.”

So the teacher binds you with chains for a whole year. A year is a symbolic amount, meaning quite a long time. This is what happens to a seeker – they are often bound not only for a year but for a lifetime and often several lifetimes in a certain belief system that hold them in bondage and keeps them from looking within and discovering wisdom. This keeps them from being reliant on the true God within and they rely on the god without instead.

The Beast of the Book of Revelations is really the god without. When God is substituted by a human being, a thought system, a book or anything in physical form, when you look toward that something without as being in the place of the God within, you are worshiping the beast in the Book of Revelations.

The mark of the beast on the right hand symbolizes that you will not do any labor unless it is approved by your outward authority that has taken the place of God. The mark of the beast on the forehead symbolizes that you will not think any thought unless it is approved by this outward authority which has taken the place of God that sits in the temple of God and shows himself to be God. Ten we have the 144,000 who have escaped the mark of the beast. Instead of a mark in they have the name of God – and where is that name written?

Audience: Within

JJ: Within where? Within their foreheads. The 144,000 that are free from the mark of the beast have found the name of God written in their foreheads. What is the name of God? It is basically you – you are one with God, like Christ taught, “I and my Father are one and you are to be one with me as I and my Father are one.”

In other words, when you realize where God, the Father is you become free. Jesus said that the “Father is within me” and so when you recognize that the true authority, the true teacher and the true wisdom is within then you no longer have the mark of the beast on the right hand because your actions are determined from within. You no longer have the mark of the beast on the forehead because your thoughts and what you believe is determined by what is verified within.

Both within and without are important, we can’t say everything is within and we can’t say everything is without because the universe is a composite of everything within and everything without but the purpose of that which is without is to stimulate and the purpose of that which is within is to verify.

You notice all these things that happened to Hercules stimulated him. They happened in the world without and they stimulated him and when the lesson was over it was verified within himself. Deep within the very core of his being he registered the truth of what was taught him from without.

It took him a whole year of being chained by this teacher before he thought something is wrong with this picture. Now imagine the first six months he accepted him and he says well I guess the teacher has his reasons for chaining me here. After all, he is infallible.

Then eight months, nine months and finally after a year he begins to smell a rat. Each of us can only take suppression so long no matter how much you believe in a book a person or a thing. After so much time being chained the Son of God will rise up and break the chains and say I am not going to take it any longer. And this is what Hercules finally did.

He could not take his teacher any longer and the cute part of the story is that he took the teacher and he chained him to the chair and left him to fend for himself. Now his teacher could begin to understand the same lesson that he just learned because he had yet to trod the path that Hercules had taken.

This is interesting because often times the teacher is not as advanced as the student. One for the teachings of the ancient wisdom is that you should not allow yourself to be spiritually taught by somebody that is farther back on the path than you yourself are or you will wind up being chained and imprisoned by the person. You know how it is, even in your work career. If your boss thinks you are overshadowing him maybe he will pass you up for promotion and he will do everything he can to destroy you. It is kind of human nature to have that happen. Has anyone ever had that happen before? You show up your boss a little bit and he gets threatened? Show up your husband and beat him in tennis and he gets all bent out of shape.

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Zion, Part 7

This entry is part 47 of 49 in the series JJ Lectures

Now Revelations 13 is all about the beast but then we switch to the next chapter, Revelations 14. This tells us about those who escaped the beast, the 144,000, a symbolic number but not the ultimate number. Everybody on earth can be part of that number if they want to for the number has different shades of meaning that we do not have time to go into right now. But let’s just establish that it is not a limiting number.

The 144,000 have the name of GOD in their forehead and what does that mean? If the name of GOD is in your forehead then where is God? Where is God for you then if His name is in your forehead?

God is within your forehead and within your heart. Those who recognize the name of God in them selves recognize that they are a part of God and that they are an extension of God. God created man in the beginning after His image. The words “in the image of” come from the Hebrew “B’Tselem,” which designates an exact duplication. So we are not just a part of God but an extension, a total duplicate of God. Everything that belongs to God is available to us in our forehead by looking within.

“The kingdom of God is within you.” When we look within and find that our name is really God’s name because we are an extension of God and made in the image of God – we are a reflection of God. In the beginning God created man by reflecting Himself. Have you ever looked in two mirrors where one is placed in front of you and one placed in back of you and what you see is an infinite reflection. You are like a reflection of God and there are all kinds of reflections of God walking about and each one of us has all the potential that is in God. The potential that is in God is within us. That is why earlier when we were talking about somebody starving over here and he is praying to God for somebody to help and if you stop and help him then he is going to thank God but who should he really be thanking? You as one of the reflections of God acted as one of the thoughts of God helping one of the other thoughts of God along the path. Now without one of us doing anything then the guy would not have got help and he would have starved to death.

When you help this starving guy, the guy he will be thanking God but it is really you who are helping through God that fed him and kept him alive so that he could move a little farther along the path. We have to establish this purity, the name of God is already in you and even if a person follows the beast 100% he still has the name of God in him, it is just that the outer name is the beast’s name, the inner name is the name of God and we must find God’s name within us.

When we do find God’s name within us then all the powers of the beast fades away and will have absolutely no power over that person from that moment on. The outward authorities can be many different things, prophet, priest, king, political leader, a book or even the Bible itself or even Jesus Himself if He were here could be a beast to us if we accepted Him in the wrong way.

A man came up to Jesus one time and said, “Good Master” tell me this thing, and Jesus said, do not call me good for there is only One that is good and that is God.” Now why did Jesus say this? Because He did not want that person to look upon His physical form as God, He wanted that man to reflect back upon the inner God within and this is why Jesus told him that there are none that is good but God. And where is God? God is within. Even if Jesus were right here in this spot we may not be able to find the good by looking upon him. After all, when He was crucified He only had 120 followers. Everybody else thought He was a rebel or reprobate or evil or the devil himself. They did not see the good there because the only way they could see the good in Him was to see the good in the God within themselves. When they see God in themselves then they will see the name of God is in your forehead and if you want that which is true then you look within for verification.

One principle I teach is that you look on the outward world for stimulation and what I am teaching you right now is stimulation but you look within to verify. Look without for stimulation and look within to verify what makes sense and what does not make sense. Look within to verify what is true and what is not true.

What I am conveying here is that it is not a waste of time trying to stimulate everybody. You throw out a lot ideas and principles but a listener will never know if they are true or not until he finds the name of God within his forehead and within his heart. We must verify from within and when you get that verification from within you can know for absolute surety that you are on the right track. You may not know for an absolute surety that you have the whole picture because we don’t get the whole picture at one time, we get a piece at a time. We know inwardly when we have the right piece and we are moving in the right direction and that is the most important thing to know.

We will not see the whole picture for a long time to come, but the important thing is to get that next piece of the puzzle and when you get that next piece of the puzzle it just feels truly right. How many times have you done something in your life that a lot of people thought was wrong for you but it just felt really right even though it may not have made a lot of sense? That was your piece to your puzzle and in hindsight you may not understand it completely but you found out something and it led you to your next step. Often times your next step may not be one that the world sees as a logical step. If it is verified from within, it is going to be right and it will get you somewhere and eventually it will take you to a greater light at the end of the tunnel.

We must take that next step but a lot of people in this world just don’t know where it is, whether it be in the church or out of the church. There are a tremendous number of people that just do not know what their next step is. They are just reaching for it then they fall back on some authority and that authority says, I know what you need to do and this is your next step. When they let somebody else dictate that next step then they have the mark of the beast on their right hand and in their forehead. We must free ourselves from that mark and go within and get the verification there.

This is exemplified in the parable of the ten virgins. Five are wise and five are foolish. The wise virgins had oil in their lamps and trimmed and were all ready to go and the five foolish virgins just had a little bit of oil in their lamps and they did not have enough to travel along the dark path to meet the bridegroom.

Then the bell rang and the bridegroom came at an unexpected hour and the five that were foolish said to the five that were wise, share with us your oil so that we can have enough to meet the bridegroom. The five wise virgins said if they share their oil then none of them will make it because they will not have enough oil for all. The wise virgins realized they were better off to take their oil and meet the bridegroom and said to the foolish, “Now go to those that sell and buy some more oil.” Who are those that sell?

Those that sell are the beastly authorities that sell you the supposed words of God and for your money they will tell you what to do. Those who are wise have the oil within. It even says this in the Doctrine & Covenants, explaining that parable, that the oil is the Spirit of God within. The oil is the Spirit of the lamp that burns within – within the heart and within the mind. The wise virgins are those that have enough oil in their inner lamps so they do not borrow light but are able shed light along the path until they arrive at the feet of their Lord and that is the important thing. These are the pure in heart, the ones that have enough oil to sustain themselves.


Remember what I said at the beginning, that the beast wears out the Saints of God. How many people here have felt worn out at one time or another? Even in your regular job trying to make a living, often times you feel almost worn out just trying to pay the bills and if you keep plugging away sooner or later you arrive on top of things but it may not seem that way for a while.

On your spiritual path it is the same thing. All that outside static wears us out. Even if you try to do a simple thing like quit smoking, all of a sudden everybody comes out of the woodwork offering you free cigarettes trying to get you to smoke again because if you quit smoking then that makes them look bad. All your friends try to get you back in the habit again so they don’t feel like they have to quit. What ever you try to do that is good is followed by forces that come and try to wear you down and wear you out. This is why you need the oil of the Spirit within you. If you have a sufficient supply and you give up that supply and relinquish it then you will not have enough to travel through the darkness – you cannot give up that supply within you. You must put attention and focus on the spirit within you to make sure you have enough oil and inner fire so you can weather all the storms that come.

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The Path

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1.  “A path to improvement and eventual liberation is always to be found as long we stay aware and pay attention.”

2.  “To inflame and go into battle while proclaiming that you are treading the path of love and peace is inflammatory in itself. “

3.  “Follow the highest that you know, and keep your mind steady in the light.”

4.  “A starting point of harmony of thought between two souls is an important ingredient for progression upon the path.”

5.  “In this world there lies before us at all times two paths. Path one leads to truth and the real world. Path two leads to illusion and deception. Each decision that we make takes us in the direction of one of these paths.”

6.  “The path for us to become one with God and manifest the name within is us for us to take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ by committing ourselves to the highest service that we know and then practice the science of BECOMING the highest that you can DECIDE to BECOME.”

7.  “Realize that, as you progress upon the path, every loss is replaced by a gain greater than that which is left behind. The only way to not acquire that gain is to let it slip through your fingers or throw it away.”

8.  “I therefore admonish all true seekers who read these words, to walk the path of light by seeking the light and looking for the light.”

9.  “Pursuing the path to greater works and greater revelation is our focus here and I’m sure Christ would approve.”

10.  “If you find one asking questions requiring independent thought then there is evidence that the person is on the path.”

11.  “Every major success achieved is created by a path paved with failures overcome.”

12.  “Those who go ‘with the flow’ give energy to the pendulum to swing to the extreme of the direction it is heading. On the other hand, those who apply the path of most resistance work to make the pendulum swing the opposite direction so it will again pass over the center point. When it makes that pass a truth is seen.”

13.  “Forced change can produce quick results, but always carries a backlash and the people eventually backtrack and work on finding the correct path.”

14.  “At the end of the Path, ages and ages hence is a pralaya of rest or a point of absolute stillness from our point of view.”

15.  “We must apply the principle of correction on the path, just as we do as we drive down the road in a car.”

16.  “The path of correct use and sharing is difficult indeed.”

17.  “The one farther upon the path understands the beauty of the scenery before him and can relate it to the one behind, but the one behind will not have a full understanding of the beautiful mountains and valleys until he actually gets there.”

18.  “The angle of vision and the problems faced by one progressed upon the path is generally not available to the beginner.”

19.  “Judging progress upon the path can only be done by the individual himself or his inner teacher.”

20.  “If you think you are in motion on the path and progressing toward the light then you are where you should be.”

21.  “When we do find the path and make real progress we will all (as individuals) sense the increase in vibration and we will be able to internally gauge ourselves so long as we keep our focus on the highest that we know.”

22.  “Do we run from the battle because an enemy is in the path? If we did so there would never be a battle and the Lights could not take joy in the victory.”

23.  “Often times when we move into a new step on the path more mistakes than usual are made at first because we are in unfamiliar territory.”

24.  “Many who have not fully developed the mind and are yet centered in the emotions are very good people who are seeking the highest they know and the way of deliverance for them through the maze ahead is to have ‘good shepherds’ to follow who commune through the One Spirit. By this means can one who is yet centered in the emotions make true progress upon the path.”

25.  “Unfortunately many who would follow have not learned to recognize the true voice and are led by the ego of a false shepherd which will indeed lead them off onto strange paths.”

26.  “The wayfarer is on the path of darkness and death if his focused attention is returning to lesser evolution, lesser advancement or lesser light.”

27.  “So, what happens to those few stubborn humans who succeed in reversing themselves on the path? Answer: The lesser lives that make the greater begin to come apart and as they do, the person begins to lose human attributes and take on the characteristics of the next kingdom down which is the animal. The strongest animal lives within him take control of the life until it falls apart. After it falls part then the animal lives revert to the vegetable and finally to the mineral and lastly to a pralaya that lasts many millions of years. The person’s evolution must then begin anew in a far future creation.”

28.  “We are therefore on one of two paths:  (1) The path of Life where Spirit is increasing in power as we share greater union with an increasing number of lives; or (2)  The path of death where the power of Spirit is diminishing and the lesser lives which compose us are in the process of coming apart and unraveling the greater entity.”

29.  “I let no thing control me but my own soul and recommend the same path for all people.”

30.  “To accept God as a being that will not send you to hell is a major step to be taken on the path.”

31.  “The two paths, the line of least and most resistance has more to do with making ourselves in alignment with higher Decision and, or Will and, or Purpose than it does with the flow of energies in connection with the physical and etheric body.”

32.  “He who has the name of the Father in his forehead will only trust a path revealed or confirmed by the God within.”

33.  “An intelligence coming to three paths of equal value will often pick one for reasons that even it did not know in advance.”

34.  “It is the eternal way of things that those who are further upon the path must extend a helping hand to those not so progressed as themselves.”

35.  “Discerning the proper place upon the path and acting accordingly is an invaluable part of discernment and a characteristic of true humility.”

36.  “If two paths lie ahead and a new choice is to be forced upon you then you will always chose the easier path (usually the worst choice) if you have not used conscious projection to see yourself making the decision ahead of time. On the other hand, if you see the two paths approaching and analyze the benefits of the two choices ahead of time and you make the decision before the event occurs, then you will generally have power to follow that pre-made decision when the path approaches, even if the decision is a difficult one.”

37.  “The real challenge is to see the souls of those who may seem to be obstacles in our path.”

38.  “When one truly follows the living principle behind baptism he will enter the path of Spirit as guilt free as a new born baby.”

39.  “When the better path manifests, let go of your investment in the past and choose the new.”

40.  “If you are treading the path of true progress you must earn every step that you take.”

41.  “Those who say the path is effortless are entirely wrong. Standing still is effortless. True progress takes a tremendous struggle – there is no other way.”

42.  “The difficult thing is the overcoming of glamour and illusion so we can see our point on the path correctly, so one does not think he is a Buddha when he is just a beginning seeker.”

43.  “When we make a great effort to progress upon the path a vacuum is created behind is that tries to suck us backward at our weakest moment. If this negative force does not pull us backward it will create an attack when our guard is down at our most vulnerable point.”

44.  “When one puts his attention on seeing that which is true, he is taking the inner right-hand path. His attention on that which is true moves him in the direction of this path and pushes him forward on it to truth after truth, greater light after greater light.”

45.  “When one puts his attention on looking for error, this attention on error moves him toward the left-hand path, and as he moves along this path, he sees error after error, and rarely has any observation of new truth to report.”

46.  “Additional seeking is always necessary – no matter where we think we are upon the Path.”

47.  “As we take a step on the Path the interplay of the polarities is increased and the good and bad around us seem to increase.”

48.  “We often accept and look in the obvious direction until we reach a dead end. Only then does another path appear before our eyes, and only then will we even consider it.”

49.  “To tread the path to be a Master of Wisdom one must be a person who can be trusted and relied upon (Faithful) and his word must be his bond (True).”

50.  “The path to the union through the soul can begin with either agreement or disagreement.”

51.  “Even most of those who believe they have chosen the dark path and have become Satanists, have not yet chosen. Their decisions are dangerous and based on illusion, but they have not yet seen the real choice.”

52.  “Those who are tempted to take the dark path are those who cannot give up an attachment to the ‘flow’ of personality energies.”

53.  “There will come a time in the life(s) of each disciple that he will have to choose one of the paths. Very few on the earth have progressed far enough to make that choice.”

54.  “If you are a servant on the Path and have the capacity and willingness to serve humanity, your questions will sometimes be answered by an advanced unseen entity, and on rare occasions one will be manifested to you.”

55.  “All those who choose either side of the path have gone through much love and service, but even after experiencing the beauty of love and many spiritual experiences from God, the temptation of the left hand path may still be great.”

56.  “The true Inner Voice often guides us in ways we never would have dreamed of on our own and directs in paths we are reluctant, even fearful to pursue.”

57.  “The mission of all seekers is to examine themselves in all honesty and try and discover where he is on the path. If you know where you are, you can become aware of your next step. If you do not know where you are, then your next step will be in the dark. You will have to bump into several dead ends before you again find your true way.”

58.  “Finding your place on the path is extremely difficult for many because the beginning seeker will often think he is on his last life and ascension is just around the corner.”

59.  “The Solar Plexus takes a lot of control no matter where we are on the path.”

60.  “The stimulation of thought along the correct path is in the end very beneficial.”

61.  “As a person progresses by trial and error eventually the fog disperses and his place upon the path becomes clear.”

62.  “The person who is clear about his place upon the path will rarely reveal it to anyone and never publicly.”

63.  “We always have the power to decide to take any path we want.”

64.  “Some on the spiritual path will see the great order among the tiny lives and give credit to the great Universal God, but they see it backwards. It is not the big One Life creating the order as a unit. It is the divided One Life finding pieces of Itself, putting Itself back together.”

65.  “He who has found his true point on the path senses a greater happiness on the horizon.”

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