Dictionary

The use of the dictionary is very valuable, never assume you know a word!

Here is an example of what I am talking about:

The Word Thanks

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In Websters New Dictionary the definition says:

an expression of gratitude.

Well that’s simple. But notice I made 2 words bold and remember, never assume you know what a word means. So now to help you get a full understanding of what thanks really is we begin this Quest.

  1. Look up expression
  2. Look up gratitude
  3. remember while your looking up the words the main key in the definition of thanks is expression of gratitude and ask your self “when your thankful do you give full expression of gratitude”? Be sure to Highlight gratitude in your mind because there is a feeling associated with this word (Thanks) that is over looked everyday in our life.
  4. Try to reach this feeling by looking deeper into the 1st two words above.

So I just did the steps above to a point and had my fingers separating about 5 sections to other key words throughout the dictionary in those definitions.

Like this:

The word gratitude stays fairly simple and leads right back to it’s self in the word thankfulness

Definition of GRATITUDE

 

: the state of being grateful : thankfulness
Now lets lookup thankful

Definition of THANKFUL

 

1
: conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful>
2
: expressive of thanks <thankful service>
3
: well pleased : glad <was thankful that it didn’t rain>

 

Now note in your mind in the first definition the words “conscious of benefit received” and we know most everyone that says thanks, this is the reason.

in 2nd definition we are already on that path so lets go to number 3.

The word Glad

This is another word easily assumed that we know what it means. we may know part of it but do we know the full depths of it? same as the word we started with Thanks.

Definition of GLAD

 

1
archaic : having a cheerful or happy disposition by nature
2
a : experiencing pleasure, joy, or delight : made happy b : made pleased, satisfied, or grateful —often used with of <was glad of their help> c : very willing <glad to do it>
3
a : marked by, expressive of, or caused by happiness and joy <a glad shout> b : causing happiness and joy : pleasant <glad tidings>
4
: full of brightness and cheerfulness <a glad spring morning>

Now we’re getting somewhere!

Everything in this word has to do with the feeling I mentioned above in My sentence #3.

You can continue on as far as you feel you need by choosing words out of these sentences now like:

  1. pleasure
  2. joy
  3. delight
  4. happy
  5. disposition

I think you see where I am going with this by now, this is part of the Quest. I chose the simple path first by looking into the word gratitude and now I would go back to the word expression and sort through it like I just showed you on gratitude. The word expression may be a little more involved with more words to look up so I didn’t want to lose anyone’s interest and kept it simple and to the point by going the way I did.

Let the spirit Guide you through this Quest (as the same in the music) and notice the highlights the spirit gives to you whether physically by sight or spiritually within. Some may call it your 3rd eye.

Hopefully you read this far to see this and if so, Thanks!

 

Example

Here is an example of Bible translations and changes “by men” in just one verse

All of these still say the same thing, just in a different context or arrangement. So why do religions fight over their beliefs? All streams lead to the ocean, if your route takes a little longer it don’t really matter. As long as you get there.

<< 2 Peter 2:19 >>

New International Version (©1984)
They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity–for a man is a slave to whatever has mastered him.New Living Translation (©2007)
They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you.

English Standard Version (©2001)
They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved.

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

International Standard Version (©2008)
Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
They promise liberty to them when they are servants of corruption; that by which anyone is conquered, to the same he is also a slave.

GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
They promise these people freedom, but they themselves are slaves to corruption. A person is a slave to whatever he gives in to.

King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

American King James Version
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

American Standard Version
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave.

Darby Bible Translation
promising them liberty, while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a man is subdued, by him is he also brought into slavery.

English Revised Version
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he also brought into bondage.

Webster’s Bible Translation
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for by whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into bondage.

Weymouth New Testament
And they promise them freedom, although they are themselves the slaves of what is corrupt. For a man is the slave of any one by whom he has been worsted in fight.

World English Bible
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.

Young’s Literal Translation
liberty to them promising, themselves being servants of the corruption, for by whom any one hath been overcome, to this one also he hath been brought to servitude,

 

The Bible

Here is my experience first hand with the King James Version Bible

Short sweet and simple is how it works. You have to realized several different possibilities (obviously) since man is a corrupt creature and uses things to their benefit we really have to stay focused within our self as Jesus Taught us. His Father (John 14:10) is where his information came from as he told us:

John 14:12

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

By living the examples Christ set for us when he was here according to the Bible, He would go into the desert by himself. This represents A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE to all of us. If you are caught up in the rat race, you never have time to center or syncronize or recharge your battery so to speak. Instead, your battery starts to get drained and when this happens you become susceptible to the ways or the world and the negative in it. But by going out alone (just you and your Father within you), you keep yourself focused and on the right path and re energized in his Love.

Music is a great resource for this.

 

“If you try to mirror what Jesus did when he was here, how can you go wrong?”

The Bible is not ordinary and CAN NOT be read like a ordinary book or failure to grasp the truth is inevitable. This is Why Jesus Spoke in Parables. Parables are used to make sure the spirit gets the message. The man part of us is to literal and creates contradiction throughout the Bible. Thus leaving NON BELIEVERS everywhere throughout the world.

When you are at the right time of your life (usually a low) is when the message in the Bible (that is the true message) comes to you. Lifting you up spiritually to a clear, NO DOUBT that you just grasped the truth. For many, it is only explainable as miraculous.

Jesus Did not walk with a Bible and teach with a Bible. Everything he taught was from within him just as we have the same ability. We may pick the Bible up from titme to time to try and get a lift spiritually but we must remember this. WHO WROTE THE BIBLE? HOW MUCH WAS LEFT OUT? HOW MUCH WAS ONLY MEANT TO BENEFIT THE CHURCH AND THE GOVERNMENT?

Ronnie James Dio wrote a song called holy diver, in this song is a verse that says,”between the velvet lies, there’s a truth as hard as steel” and I always compare this to the multitude of versus in the Bible that in most cases cause contradiction, which equals unsyncronized, which then equals, fighting and arguing and turning people off to God.

The comparison Spiritual Quest Through Music gives here to the Bible is the exact same to the words in the music. We need to search for the Parables, not the Fairy tales that never are proven and make war.

I am not here to try to discredit the Bible in any way, but the way man reads and interprets it and the Music is what I question. Everyone of us has a different learning curve and different experiences in life that change the outcome of the way The Bible is absorbed. This statement holds true in our teachings and upbringings as a child going through school. Even the most brilliant person can have a hard time communicating with others if they always try to reach others from their level which is way over their head and vice versa. So it is up to the more experience person to observe the situation at hand and use what tools necessary (mainly Love, Compassion, understanding and being non Judgmental) to find the way to reach others. Sometimes silence is Best and the spirit does the rest. I liken this to a baby being fed a bottle and when it gets too much it will vomit up or burp up the excess. You don’t want this!

Remember, sometimes it was just our choice of words or the arrangement of them that turns a person off. If you try to force something onto someone and can tell they are non receptive, then it’s time to back off and let the spirit work. This leaves room for respect to open the door the next time you cross each others path. If you left on a disrespectful note, the door is slammed shut.

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[poem author=”Ben deGrise” date=”04-11-12″ title=”Soul Searching”]

In the depths of our imagination is a beauty within

Needing to be found by your Child again

Every single one of us has tasted of this pure

In our adult obstruction, you’ll find the cure

We leave that inner child for responsibilities of life

This separation severed by an invisible knife

For richer or poorer, no man knows why

In this equality, we still all die

So while you’re here, thinking you’re alone

Look deep within yourself, this is your home

Search for a feeling, it’s Love you’ll be shown

In this Love is a Light that Shine’s in the dark

Kinda like Noah knew to build an ark

Of all the emotions experienced in our time

Only one that I know of can make that chime

It’s Love all around you Christ tried to show

In this Spiritual Quest He’ll come and you’ll Know

Feelings lifting you higher than you ever knew possible

Just remember this, it’s NOT a mission impossible

Spiritual Quest Through Music is only a guide

Trying to show you the map and nothing to Hide

Knowing what people will say about such lewd remarks

Jesus was a Blasphemer in the eyes of the hierarch’s

So being given this gift to share with the World

Understanding the risks, yet un burled

I’m willing to take this chance to awaken your Love

As it was awoken in me by something above

Finding out the truth, is up to you to believe

When you make the right choice, watch what you receive

Like a remembering of something you’ve always known

Through your inner child is where you’ll be shown

The Soul Searching is up to you[/poem]

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This must sound crazy!

What Has been shared with me was not by a man, but was in the same way Jesus told us where his knowledge came from. His Father within him. By staying in tune within yourself and asking the right questions the truth flows out like a river. Doubting anything without first researching the possibility will only keep a person from ever expanding.

 

Music opens doorways in your mind harmoniously that were not open before and the truths in the words (when listened to through this interpretation) expands your knowledge almost like waking you up to a rememberance of something you’ve always known.