Friday, August 8, 2014

Christianity 101 - Part 1

A few months ago I published a post called Buddhism 101. It struck me that the compassionate philosophy is similar to Christianity. Buddha also taught that we have responsibility to end suffering in the world, which is similar to Jesus's concern for the poor. Though personally, I don't think suffering is limited to the poor. Anti-depressants wouldn't be so common in developed nations if it were. 

Anyhow, back to the title subject. If you've read my blog, its no secret that I drifted away from Catholicism a while ago (read the post called Losing My Religion). It wasn't until I got into energy healing that I reconnected with Jesus the Healer, if not Jesus the Son of God. After all, Jesus was known for healing the sick, performing miracles and teaching compassion. Unfortunately Christians get a bad rap these days and I started to wonder: where is the disconnect? 

Sooo, a few weeks ago I downloaded three versions of the New Testament: Greek Orthodox, King James and Roman Catholic. Also the Ancient Greek text with annotations as I was curious about one discrepancy. I read the gospel of Matthew from each version, wanting to filter out church politics, and made a list of insights. In my own words, this is what I found:

  • Love God
  • Love your neighbour
  • Fill your heart with compassion
  • We'll be judged for what's in our hearts
  • Be humble. Keep your ego in check
  • Don't judge others or throw rocks
  • Your faith (certainty) will heal you 
  • Ask and you will receive 
  • God will provide. Trust
  • Practice forgiveness
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Chikdlike joy will open doors to Heaven  
  • Love Advice: Monogamy and respect
  • Follow the 10 commandments  :-) 

I haven't read much of the other gospels yet, but I like the messages in this one. Be humble. Be kind. Be compassionate. Ask and you will receive (Law of Attraction) and a bit of healing. I am planning on reading the rest of the gospels to sniff out the passages on healing, miracles and manifestation {LINK}. At one point Jesus said we would do what he did, and more. Why hasn't it happened yet? 

Note: I'm planning on exploring different belief systems such as Buddhism, Christianity, Kabbalah and some pagan religions. Look for the "World Religions" label on the right. Please comment or send me an email with any thoughts or suggestions. 


Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angel intuition and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the qualities of self-love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuitsRead her books to heal yourself.  

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