My Jesus Encounter,
by Cary Wade King
Iv'e always known that there is a much deeper part of Jesus Christ than what the fundamentalist claim in so much intolerance.
I believe strongly in my Native American beliefs and somewhat felt anger. Not at the Lord for what has been done in his name by misguided Christians and warmongers, but to twist his teachings to represent his love for only his followers and chosen.
Free thinkers were Heretics. All mankind wants is a loving God who understands they are human fighting their weaknesses and strengths. Wishing, praying and hoping they can overcome their faults and use them constructively for God.
As a Native American I resented the concept of manifest destiny.
Deep in my heart I knew to be whole I had to be open. One cold snowy night I apologized for my closed mind and asked him to show me! A voice said "put on your cloak and walk into the woods".
It was a cloudy night but the path and trees glowed as it would on a full moon. It was about 1am in the morning. My footsteps kept going until I reached a grove of cedar trees at the end of the property line.
I sat down on a tree stump surrounded in darkness. I said show me and teach me.
Before my eyes a cloudy mist rolled from the other side of our property. It rolled in gently and slow and took on a blueish and gold tint. It grew thicker and before my eyes about 15 ft. I saw Christ kneeling as he is seen praying in the painting of the garden of Gethsemane. He faced West and spoke telepathicly. A sweet voice in a soft whisper spoke, "Worry not, be comforted for I "will" come. But not in the way my followers believe. But in a way to touch all hearts and all will know I love them. My kingdom will descend and all will know me."
My heart and my body seemed to glow like a ray of sunshine on a cold January night and I felt euphoric and at total peace. The Methodist church bell in Winchester began to ring as it does on Sunday and I could hear it though it is 10 miles from where I lived. So clear as if only a mile away.
I began to study more about the Bible and especially the Gnostic Tenets. So never judge a good and loving belief no matter what a few misguided people do in the name of religion.
Now when I pray, I do it the Indian way but now God,Jesus,the Great mystery, Tunkashala, Budda, Mohamed have blended together as one as every thing in creation is part of the Great Circle of Life.
All My Relations.