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Thursday, December 27, 2007

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hello Everyone; Namaste:

We are continuing with chapter 3, paragraph 6 in the letter to the Omans in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"God is always communicating with us in one way or another. He has shown us the best way to live many times over, but we haven't been good listeners, and even when we have been good listeners, we haven't been good doers. God has communicated with everyone who has ever lived on earth. No one person or religion, or ethnic group, or country has a corner on God. God has chosen everyone, everything. Indeed, God is everyone, everything."

Commentary: God communicates in the still, small voice within us, the voice of our conscience that tells us if we are doing right or wrong or somewhere in between. The voice of God comes from within us. But if we don't listen to that voice, or if we can't discern it clearly, then God speaks to us through our experiences and our emotions. God can speak to us through other people. God speaks to us through life as it plays itself out. God is speaking to us directly and indirectly all the time. God is talking about being our highest and best self, always transcending ourself and moving with the river of life.

In this Christmas season the universal spirit of Christ speaks to us about peace on earth and goodwill to all people. Can we keep the love of Christ foremost all year long? If we all remember that we are all identities in God and that what we do to others we actually do to ourselves, then I believe it will be easier to keep up that love.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hello Everyone, Namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter three, paragraph five in the letter to the Omans in Gospel of One; Letters of Aul:

"God has sent us many messengers throughout history who have told us about the oneness of life. People have raised themselves up by the grace of God into enlightenment. They have tried to tell us the wonderful truth about life, about God. We have treated some of these messengers very roughly, such as Jesus Christ. But we have listened to them eventually and much good has come out of it. Nevermind if many have misunderstood, or have not lived up to the teachings. The bright lights of Krishna, Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Guru Nanak, Lao Tzu, and Confucius, to name a few, have guided and inspired many people to live in beneficial ways."

Commentary: The great religious teachers of the past are not fighting it out in heaven to see whose religion will prevail. All of these teachers were human beings who raised themselves up to understand many great truths about God and Life. They taught their lessons to a people and a culture of specific times and locations. Most of their teachings are eternal truths, but not everyone has been receptive to them, then or now. Yet the light from these great teachers still illuminates the path for billions of people. Most of these great teachers have reached the ascended state and work together to help all life on earth.

Ponder the ways that you are one with all life, if you think that you are separate, try to think if that is even possible. We are made of them same stuff that stars are made of.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hello Everyone; Namaste;

We are continuing with chapter 3, paragraph 4 in the letter to the Omans from the book, "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"So where do we really stand? Do we who believe in the oneness of all life get a better break than others? Not really. Basically, all of us, whether we know the truth or not, are all equal parts of God. Not one of us is any better or worse than any other one, because we are all one. We are not identical. We are not the same, but we are all part of God. As human beings we have played different roles. We have been good guys and bad guys, but those have just been roles. Our true identities are hidden in God. We admit our complicity in everyone else's sins, but we also must admit our complicity in everyone else's glorious accomplishments."

Commentary: When an actor stops acting, he returns to his real personality. The police don't come and arrest him for playing a crook in the movie or play. Our problem on earth is that most of us don't know we are acting. We are caught up in the drama and take it very seriously. We are writing our own scripts as we live each day. If we could realize our oneness with all life, I think we could write better scripts for ourselves and help each other edit our scripts.

A quote on oneness: "The sense of Oneness is beginning to bloom amongst you, and with it comes the caring for others." -- St Germain through Mike Quinsey

Monday, November 26, 2007

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hello Everyone; Namaste:

We are continuing with chapter 3, paragraph 3 in the letters to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"Some people are still accusing us of taking advantage of God's love and the fact that God is the only reality. They claim we go around saying, "We can do anything we want to because God is the only doer, so let's just do it, whatever "it" is." That's just plain nonsense, don't you think so? We are far more responsible and sensitive than that."

Commentary: To be in the oneness of God is to take full responsibility for our lives. We have the freedom to do whatever we want to, but every action has a consequence. We are God's representatives, so we don't just do "whatever" as if it didn't really matter what we do. We co-create our own lives.

Another quote on Oneness: The blossoms of life in the garden of earthly existence are enchanting to behold. But somewhere there is a fount of Beauty and Intelligence, even more enthralling, from which we have come and into which we shall merge again. --Paramahansa Yogananda

Sunday, November 11, 2007

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hello Everyone; namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter 3, paragraph 2 in the letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"You may ask this question: Since God loves us whether we are good or bad, what difference does it make for our salvation? The answer is: No difference! But God has made a cause and effect universe. We are blessed by loving actions. The bliss of God is more easily experienced in a loving heart. Yet not everyone will listen to words of wisdom. Experience will teach us what works and what doesn't. God will eventually straighten us all out."

Commentary: God's love is steadfast no matter what we do. We might have been mean and ignorant for lifetime after lifetime, but then we may finally wake up to the presence of God and to the possibilities of divine love. Are we condenmed because of our past lifetimes spent living in ignorance? Or, condense that scenario to one lifetime. God's love has been steady all the way, and she has the patience to wait for you to realize your oneness with divine love.

I must add a note of caution here. Some spiritual teachers whom I respect, say that a recalcitrant soul who rebels against divine love for eons, may be canceled out via the "second death." The purified energy is then returned to the oneness of God. So a soul doesn't really have forever to enter in to divine love consciousness. I don't really know, what is your opinion?

I'm adding a new feature to this blog: A quote about the oneness of life. I have about 20 pages of quotes on oneness in my book, but I could have put in a lot more quotes. Please feel free to add your quotes on oneness. I would like to collect a whole bunch of them.

"In the All is One ultimate reality, you are not just a part of Infinite Being, you are a viewpoint of the One. Nothing can be truly separate from the One. It can only be another facet or viewpoint of the One. --Owen Waters

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Gospel of One: Letters of Aul

Hello Everyone, namaste:

We are continuing with the third chapter, paragraph one of the Letter to the Omans, from the book: "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul>"

"You may ask then, does it make any difference if you belong to a religion or not, or if you have received any special training in religious rituals and scripture? Yes, it does matter because there are many sincere believers with pure hearts in every religion, and they have kept the flame of truth burning. So what if there have been charlatans, drop-outs, hypocrites and power abusers in every religion? God has not abandoned them. Do you think that their faithlessness has caused God to curse them? No way. God keeps her steadfast love for all of us no matter if we abandon our faith in her. That is why many devotees of God think of her as a mother instead of a father. We can regard God as Father, or Mother, or both, or as having no gender, or personal or impersonal. God loves the pure in heart and the hypocrites equally, but the pure in heart have peace of mind."

Commentary: It seems that hypocrites are often jumped on in order to criticize a religion, but there are many pure in heart people who validate the different religions as different paths back to God. The hypocrites get a bad name from both the religious and non-religious and are given up to hell by those religions that believe in hell. But hypocrites can change. God, as Mother, sees her children in all sorts of trouble and misdirection and reaches out to everyone. The important action is to purify our own hearts so we can have peace of mind. The predominant way you view God is up to you. Some people want a strong father figure, some want a loving mother, some want both, and some people prefer to see God as an impersonal intelligence that governs the universe. However, God is not limited by our conceptions.

Monday, October 15, 2007

How being in oneness helps you

Hello everyone; namaste.

Before we continue with our study of "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul," I want to list some reasons on how acting on the oneness of life helps us in a practical way.


1) Realizing your oneness with the creator of all life empowers you to stand for divine love, justice and respect for all life and to know that you are fully supported by the deepest truth of life.

2) It helps you know that you have an eternal identity in the oneness of life and that your life is precious and has a purpose.

3) It helps you understand how and why whatever you send out comes back to you because you are connected to all life.

4) It helps you have compassion for all life because you see your connection to all life.

5) It helps you overcome your worldly ego that sees itself as a separate entity and replaces it with your true identity as a conscious soul Self.

6) It helps you have true humility because you realize that God is equally present in every atom of creation. You are not inferior or superior to anyone else. You can be yourself without putting down others. You can celebrate everyone's uniqueness. You can relax and have fun.

7) It helps you understand the roles played by Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao-Tsu and other great spiritual leaders in bringing a message about the oneness of all life.

8) It helps you overcome worries about your friends and relatives who have died. It helps you understand death is a transition to another realm of existence because you are an immortal soul, a part of the one life.

9) It helps you understand that the kingdom of God is truly within you because your very own connection to all the potential of a blissful and satisfying, ever-growing transcendent life is yours to act upon.

10) It helps you work out all sorts of problems, conflicts, and disagreements with an attitude of what is the best for all of us

Monday, October 8, 2007

Hello Everyone, namaste:

We are continuing at paragraph eight, chapter two in the letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"We may have emblems of our religion, we may practice all the rituals that mark us as a Christian, or Muslim, or Hindu, which is great if we actually have the love of God in our hearts and treat all life with respect, but if we don't, then it's worse than being without a religion. The reverse is also true. People who follow no religion, yet have the love of God in their hearts and respect all life are actually better off. It is more blessed to be a non-religionist with true love in your heart than to be a religionist who does deceitful things and harbors hate and grudges within. Don't you see; it's not your outer religious trappings that makes you a true devotee of God, but how much real love you have for people and all of life, including your own. And recognition comes from an honest God, not from the authority figures of the various religions."

Commentary: The last sentence of this paragraph is the key thought. Recognition from God of your true inner thoughts and motives is what really counts. Any outer show of religiosity will not ring true if it isn't backed up with a real heart of love.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Hi Everyone, Namaste:

We are continuing with the letter to the Omans, chapter two, paragraph seven in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"If we are brought up as a Christian, or Muslim, or Buddhist, or Jew, we can't assume that we are going straight to heaven, or that we are among the elite, the favorites of God. Let me address those who think that because they know their scriptures backwards and forwards it qualifies them to lead others through the maze of life. It takes a lot more than knowing the scriptures. It takes practical life experience and a real heart of love. We all know people who preach against thievery, adultery, gossip and so on, and are even quite eloquent about it. Yet they commit the very sins they warn others about. It's an old problem that doesn't go away easily because people think they can conceal their secret sins. God knows it all and so we will too, eventually."

Commentary: Many people who outwardly follow their religion are quite certain that their God will accept them into heaven. And since they are certain of heaven, they think they can guide others or should convert others to their religious path. There are many blind leaders of the blind. Only a true spiritual master, one who has risen above sectarian religious beliefs, who has purified his own life, and has a deep understanding about life, love, and God, is qualified to guide others to a heavenly realm. All other pretenders of religious authority will have their shortcomings exposed, and if they become wise and humble, they will take lessons from a true spiritual master.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hello Everyone, namaste:

We are continuing with The Gospel of One; Letters of Aul, letter to the Omans, Chapter two, paragraphs five and six: "Some people don't follow any form of organized religion, yet they know how to behave with kindness and love toward others. They show that love is built into the fabric of creation. There is something deep within all of us that echoes God's love. We will all know this some day.

The gospel that I proclaim takes into account all the differences of people, all the varieties of life. We are all part of God. We are all one with each other in the Oneness of God."

Commentary: If we didn't have organized religion, we would still have love. The universe is made of love. We are made of love, the pure love of the Creator. Religion can divide people, but true love brings them together.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Hello Everyone; namaste:

We are continuing with chapter two, paragraph four in the letter to the Omans in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"Sometimes we may hurt others without realizing it. Other times we may deliberately hurt others. God knows the difference. He doesn't punish us, but he has set up the laws of cause and effect. Our actions have consequences. Everything we say and do comes back to us in like measure. In this way the justice of God is perfect."

Commentary: Some people question the justice of God because some people seem to get away after hurting someone or something. Not so, the event is registered in the person's soul. It will have to be balanced sooner or later. God is not interested in punishment, but he is interested in justice and balance. It is in God's Self-interest to keep everything in balance, so as individual parts of God, we balance ourselves out. This is where our conscience comes from. We hear the voice of God telling us something about our actions. If we shut out this voice, it will still come through in other ways, such as through your spouse, or your child, or a friend, or the police, or through some action from the world.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hello Everyone;

We are continuing with chapter two, paragraph three in the Letter of Aul to the Omans: "If we follow in the love and kindness of God, there are wonderful results. It doesn't matter what religion we follow, if any. Being a Buddhist, or Hindu, or Muslim, or Christian. or whatever, won't pull any special weight with God. God doesn't care so much about that. He looks at the heart. He looks beyond what others see and say about you and even beyond what you say about yourself. God knows the full truth of your being."

Commentary: You know that there are good and loving people in every religion. God does not favor one religion over another. He looks at the individual heart of everyone. The different religions appeal to different cultures and circumstances. It is folly to claim that there is only one true religion, yet many people are still doing that today, especially Christians and Muslims. I'd say relax and let go of any thoughts of superiority. God really does love everyone equally. How can that be? Because we are all part of God, part of the life everlasting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hello everyone;
We are continuing with chapter two, paragraph two of Aul's letter to the Omans: "It is better to work on improving your own self than to point out the wrong doing of others. God is not fooled by anyone's posturings and self-righteous behavior. Yet God is not interested in punishing you or anyone else. God loves us and wants the best for us. If we have faults, let's admit them and work on them. We don't need to pretend we are perfect. God will lead us on to better behavior as we rejoice in his love and kindness."

Commentary: God is not fooled by any outward show or any evasive action we may take; so we might as well be honest with ourselves and admit our shortcomings. But that doesn't mean we should condemn ourselves. We are all learning how to behave, and Love is leading the way. Correct your self in a gentle way. Be kind to yourself and to others. That is the way of diversity in oneness.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hello Everyone, namaste:

We are continuing with the Letter to the Omans in the Letters of Aul. We are starting chapter two, first paragraph: "When we look back in history we can see many mistakes and horrible examples of ignorance. Yet even today it continues with people fighting and killing one another. But we need to be careful about condemning others. It is easy to point the finger at others while ignoring our own faults. How do we know how we would act in critical situations? We might lose our cool under difficult conditions. And who knows what awful things we may have done in past incarnations."

Commentary: I'm writing this a week after the mass shooting at Virginia Tech that has horrified the nation. And the Iraqi war is still going on. Some people think they can't do anything to stop the violence, but there is a way to do it without condemning others and this paragraph begins to show how. Examine ourselves and get rid of any violent tendencies. Learn how to be peaceful and calm and loving in any circumstance. One peaceful person multiplied by many other peaceful people will have widespread influence. Day by day we can deepen our love for all life.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

gospel of one; letters of aul

Greetings; Namaste:

We are continuing with our reading and discussion of Aul's letter to the Omans. We are on paragraphs seven and eight of chapter one.

"Yes, humans have descended into the depths of depravity, and God let them! Yes, the God of Life has given us free will to make our own decisions, and alas, how far off course have we strayed at times. We don't even want to think about many of the abominable things that humans have done. At times we have lost all sense of compassion and love."

"The strange thing is, people have sometimes done awful things in the name of a loving God. They thought God was encouraging them to kill the infidels. Other people had no sense of God at all. They just did what they wanted to do for their own pleasure or benefit. It's not that we really didn't know better. In our heart of hearts, in our higher selves, we knew the truth, but we ignored it."

Sometimes people ask why doesn't God put a stop to the cruelty on earth. Why does a loving God allow such bad things to happen? Actually, he is stopping it through his perfect laws of cosmic justice. Eventually people will learn what they do to others, they actually do unto themselves. God, acting through angels and humans, has stopped many bad things from happening, but not all bad things have been prevented because events have consequences. We are working things out. The drama of creation lasts billions or trillions of years. The bad things may be a very insignificant part of the whole picture. The physical universe may be a small part of the whole creation. The higher vibration spheres of existence may be where most life is happening.

Okay, we are dealing with the here and now, so what do we do? In our heart of hearts, in our higher selves, we know what to do, we know who to be. It's time to be quiet and listen to our true Self.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Gospel of One: Letters of Aul

Greetings Readers of all beliefs:

We are continuing with paragraph 6 of the first chapter of the letter to the Omans from my book: Gospel of One; Letters of Aul.

"Although God is plainly apparent to us, many do not recognize his presence. They have become confused and lost in the illusions of life. In the beginning we all knew God perfectly well, but then we incarnated into the physical universe and forgot who we are. We lost our sense of unity, we became needy, we started judging and condemning each other, we put conditions on our love, we developed a sense of failure and insufficiency, and we developed feelings of superiority and inferiority. We didn't know God anymore and we didn't know ourselves. We saw life as a struggle to survive and to get ahead of others. Then we thought God was on our side because we were "right." And so God was naturally against our enemies. The different religions of the world sprung up and became at odds with one another, as if there were different Gods who competed for the allegiance of humans. Even today people are killed because they belong to a different religion. Some people have even believed that their gods required animals or even humans to be sacrificed to placate them."

We may be born into ignorance about our divine origins, but we don't have to remain ignorant. There are many religions, but there can only be one over-all Creator of everything God. We are all part of the same God, no matter what religious beliefs we hold. May this simple truth permeate the hearts and minds of people everywhere. Acceptance of this truth would go a long way toward ending religious conflict and bigotry. God does not require anyone to follow any specific religion. We are free to co-create something beautiful with God.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Gospel of One: Letters of Aul

Greetings readers of all beliefs:

We are continuing with paragraph 5 in "'Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"I'm proclaiming this wonderful gospel of the oneness of all life. It shows that God will save everyone because God is everyone. Those of us who already realize this feel secure and happy in the love of God. We trust in the complete and unconditional love of God. We see God everywhere--in the trees, in the animals, in the rivers, in city and the country, in flowers, and in people. Our lives overflow with the presence of God."

This paragraph does require some explaining. Since God is the life of everything, nothing can be lost, yet not all that God has created out of his own Self will have eternal individuality. God has given free will to the individual identities, and some have chosen to be destructive lifetime after lifetime after lifetime. Some may have gone so far down the destructive path that they will never come back. In such extreme cases God may choose to extinguish that individual identity. One bad lifetime isn't reason enough to send someone to eternal hell. We can't judge a person on the basis of one lifetime. Probably everyone of us has had past lifetimes of wrong-doing, and we have suffered the consequences, and in many cases we are still suffering the consequences of past wrong actions. In this process of life we are learning and growing and transcending. We are on the way to realizing that we are part of God.

Since we have almost no reasons to fear hell, we can concentrate on making the most of our opportunity to co-create heaven on earth or wherever we happen to be. It is our own consciousness that makes the difference. We always get what we co-create; so let us create that which is good, beautiful, balanced, harmonious, lovely and more.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

letter to the Omans

Namaste Everyone;

We are at Chapter one, paragraphs three and four of the letter to the Omans: "I am eager to come and visit you in Ome. I thank God for all of you and for your faithfulness. I love y0u all very much, and I pray for your well-being often. We will have much to talk about when we see each other again. Our meeting will be mutually beneficial, I'm sure."

"You know I've tried several times already to visit you, but other priorities have always come up. I have to deal with what seems most important at the time. Since we are one with everyone, I feel kinship with everyone. Still, you have a special place in my heart because of what we have been through together."

My commentary: Although we are one with everyone, it is only natural, in our human condition, to interact with only a limited number of people, and so those people seem special to us. We are born into certain families and become friends with certain people, but that doesn't keep us from having a loving attitude towards those who may be strangers to us. With this attitude of love for all, we can then focus on those people who are working or interacting with us.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

welcome readers of all beliefs

Here is the second paragraph of the Letter to the Omans from Aul: "The sacred books of the world contain partial reports on the words and deeds of the men, women and children who realized their oneness with God and showed us what can be done when a person realizes his or her oneness with God. I'm thinking of Krishna, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Lao Tzu, Kabir, Rumi, Mahavira, Padre Pio, Mechtild of Magdeburg, Teresa of Lisieux, Mirabai, Anandamoyi Ma, Babaji, Paramahansa Yogananda, Guru Nanak and many more too numerous to mention. Through them we received many generous gifts of the spirit and the urge to share these gifts with all others. Thus we have the world's religions, cults, sects and faiths. All of you have been coming back to God on your different pathways, and I greet you now with all the generosity of God our Creator, our Father-Mother, our One and Only."

In this second paragraph of chapter one I mention some of the saints who established their oneness with God. Some are mentioned in the ancient scriptures of the world, and some of them have lived on earth recently or within the past 500 years. Some of these saints established true paths back to God and religions sprang up after them because so many people were inspired to follow them. So I establish the fact that there is more than one true path back to God. These saints would not quarrel with each other about whose way is best, but they might chastise many of their followers who claim their way is the only way. And they might chastise some of their followers who lead others into separateness instead of into oneness. Aul is addressing those people who understand that the saints of the Ascended Host work in harmony with each other.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Letters of Aul

As I mentioned in my start-up blog, I will be going through the Letters of Aul, paragraph by paragraph. I will type the paragraph, then add my commentary. Please feel free to add your own comments.

We begin with the "Letter to the Omans."

"I, Aul, am a devotee of the oneness of life, am on a mission to proclaim the oneness of God and all life and the love that pervades every atom in existence. I write this letter to all believers in Ome, the friends of Life."

Commentary: Right away I establish the fact that Aul's purpose is to proclaim the oneness of life and that the God of oneness is a God of love. And I call the believers in Ome "The friends of Life" because they see God in all life.

Note: The letters of Aul are the letters of Paul, rewritten as if he proclaimed the oneness of all life. You can find my book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul" at and other online booksellers.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Introducing the Gospel of Oneness

Hi Everyone;
Actually I prefer to greet you with "Namaste." This is the sanskrit word that means "God in me bows to God in you." This reflects the theme of my blogspot, which is: God is the only reality. We are all individual identities inside the consciousness of God. By "God" I mean the supreme creator of all that is. I believe that God is experiencing his or her creation through all of us. Every created thing, matter or energy, is some manifestation of God. Thus everything has value, and everything deserves respect.

There are people writing about the oneness of life, but we need more because this viewpoint needs to become the majority viewpoint if we are to succeed in sustaining human life on earth. I'm launching this blog as one more place for people to think and write and share their views on this subject.

As one of my resources in writing about this subject, I will use my recently published book entitled: "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul." It is available at and other on-line booksellers. The letters of Aul are the letters of St. Paul, rewritten as if he had proclaimed the gospel of oneness. I will be going through the letters of Aul and commenting on the passages and showing how they apply to our lives and the world's conditions. I will also be reviewing other books that talk about the oneness of life. Please join as often as you can. My goal is to have at least one new entry every week, and possibly two or three a week, if I make the posts short and sweet. I welcome comments. All of us are part of the oneness... Namaste! --Cliff Mikkelson