As promised in the previous blog post Jesus’ Path – Increasing The Good Works I have pasted below one of those frequent, special messages sent to my Finnish students which English speakers seldom get to see. However, it is becoming clear to me that what people need today in this age of degraded understanding is clear unambiguous, unconfused spiritual teaching. Therefore, I will increase the efforts to distribute the Enlightenment Transmission Teaching to a wider audience far beyond the limited amount who are fortunate enough to attend classes in person.
To be good one must do good.
An enlightened person has to share all good things with everyone. A person who wants to become enlightened has to start sharing to become worthy of enlightenment.
We remember Jesus at Christmas not because he was good but because he did good. Jesus encouraged his students to do good. He prayed for them when they had difficulties in expressing absolute goodness.
I sometimes hope that if my students can no longer access me, or the Transmission, that they can at least access Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They are all the same.
Nearly all of you, I am sure, have been through the rippileiri (lit. Confirmation Camp) coming of age rite of passage. Did you know that it is an initiation? In that act of initiation you have made a promise in front of your family and community, and to God, to be with Jesus. I wondered if the meaning was lost so I checked with evl.fi (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland). There I found this important statement “During the Confirmation ceremony the person being confirmed commits to being a disciple of Jesus by joining in the creed.”
The good news is that Jesus has a connection to you. He will wait for you as long as it takes, even during the times when you turn your back on him. God waits, the Universe waits, your true self – all await the homecoming of you – when you become who you truly are.
Jesus is just the beginning. I am not teaching a path of dependency but co-operative harmonious independence. Jesus asked his disciples to go on and do even greater things than He. You can only do that by finding your own God given powers. I teach that every child born brings special gifts and powers to this planet, not for themselves, but in service of the good of the whole. If you can live like that you will know Enlightenment and more. Heaven will open up and teach you many things which others will consider mysteries and miracles.
The unfortunate aspect of the rippileiri in Finland today is that thousands of children every year are pressured in to making a false commitment to Christ. The pressures, ironically, are materialistic: presents, money, tradition, peer pressure and family expectations. It is truly heartbreaking that children are encouraged into a situation where they end up lying to God. If this touches a raw nerve for Finns then I apologise but I cannot change the way I feel about it. Participation in the ceremony is often an act of hypocrisy and not one of faith.
If a child truly commits to Jesus then fair enough, let no man rent them asunder. A child has that right. However society does not consider a 15 year old child old enough to decide their own life or even to sign on a contract.
If parents want to celebrate their child’s coming of age, and if the child is not interested in Jesus or the modern day church, then an alternative party should be arranged to save the child from making a false promise to God. The next promise the child will make on a church altar will probably be the marriage vows. Let’s teach the sacred importance of keeping holy promises.
I wrote this email intending to inform you about the upcoming Jesus Christmas Intensive on Thursday 6th December 2007, Jesus’ Sending Out The 72 In The Spirit of Transmission during the Independence Day holiday.
However, my attention has been directed by recent events to Finnish society. A team of 10 students in cooperation with the Tuusula community arranged the first and only public discussion about solutions for preventing another Jokela tragedy. Although the event venue was cancelled at the last minute by Tuusula kunta (municipality), the message of hope reached all of Finland via the Finnish media and was followed by offers of help and support. My energy has been with supporting the organising team. As I stated at the beginning: to be good is to do good. Transmission and God’s love goes most strongly to those who dare to care. (It also goes to the growing number of Oshana Energy-Work teachers who give their time to help others.)
It was my intention for this season to be more free to do other projects and I did, they just were not imaginable: Tallinn, Seoul, Tuusula and finally a wedding! Two Oshana students “tied the knot”, i.e. got married. I happily gave the wedding party speech about spiritual marriage and family. These will be hot topics in 2008.
And so, purpose of this email (the first shall be the last, as Jesus said) Jesus’ Sending Out The 72 In The Spirit of Transmission. Basically, Jesus was not working alone. He was working under the instruction of the Transmission, the Holy Spirit. The Transmission did not expect Jesus to work alone. Jesus chose 12 and then 72 disciples. Jesus pointed out that these disciples were to follow the Holy Spirit and do greater deeds than Him.
If you want to to have an extra special feeling, and a meaningful message, this Christmas then please contact OshanaOffice Finland.
Christmas blessings to all who love truth,