Jesus Christ Quarterback
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The Old and New Testament are full of mentions of Other Gods, so the recognition of Powers and Influences on our reality isn't itself heretical. It is the suggestion that these powers have merit and are worthy of understanding where one runs into friction with both family and Church.
It is as though Christians are watching a game of Football with all their attention laid on the Quarterback. They've built up hundreds of rules around all the ways in which one must only pay attention to the greatest QB of all time, Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. If a cult formed around the study of Tom Brady in some New England town it would surprise few. Yes Jesus Christ is the most important player on the field, but also yes He is surrounded by other players who are also powerful and important and even worthy of praise.
The same level of self-reflection and customization that has entered other verticals will eventually pervade the spiritual space. For many, seeing their beliefs reflected thru an interface will make their relationship with Christ abundantly clear, which is that while he is indeed a path to salvation, we have many Gods in our lives, and that perhaps it is best to acknowledge and respect Them, whether it's the importance of our own family, the inner processes of our body, or the critical ritual of buffalo wings with the crew on game day. Science, Romance, Fine Art, Nutrition, these are not Christ's talents, better to leave them to other Powers, the way a coach orchestrates a full roster. To see our inner collage of beliefs and values for what they are isn't to devalue the central role of the Quarterback, it is simply to recognize and attend to one's whole pantheon of inner talent.
Many of us have trouble focusing on something after we’ve satiated our curiosity — as tho any single story, or belief system, could ever hold our full interest. If you hear yourself in this, take it as True and Good that you are multifaceted, multidimensional and will require many answers from many teachers to satisfy your spiritual needs. Don’t stress, keep moving to what’s next as you follow the rabbit path of new questions to ask and new teachers to sponge and feel no shame in your bricolage of stances. Have faith that eventually your questions will be answered in the form of a custom cosmology cut fit to your shape.
Your greatest teacher will always be how you choose to process your experience, and your adjacent sense of fascination with the minutia of every day life. Your heart knows what it needs and you can feel it beat faster when it’s close to the source. Make a commitment to learn from everything you heart tells you and you will never stray far from the path.
Assorted essays in search of a complete, modern cosmology, where complete includes the illogical and incomplete.
For 20 years I've been finding patterns in founders' visions and translating them into designs. For 10 years I've been finding patterns in spiritual visions and translating them into designs.
In the 7th year, I found a pattern of patterns. It is both backwards compatible and new, it speaks the same language as the internet and the I Ching. To understand its rules is to have the sensation of sharing a game with our ancestors, a binary analog to the perennial philosophy — I believe it can offer ancient inner truths a bridge to our accelerating landscape.
This is the work of a lifetime and none of it is complete. Thank you for your patience with me as I try to share with you the most beautiful pattern I've ever seen, what I believe to be a display of elegance 5,000 years in the making.