Seeing The Gospel of Philip



Seeing

People cannot see anything that really is without becoming like it. It is not so with people in the world, who see the sun without becoming the sun and see the sky and earth and everything else without becoming them.


Rather, in the realm of truth,
you have seen things there and have become those things,
you have seen the spirit and have become spirit,
you have seen Christ and have become Christ,
you have seen the [father] and will become father.
[Here] in the world you see everything but do not [see] yourself, but there in that realm you see yourself, and you will [become] what you see.
the things that actually exist that people can not see are the things in the pleroma or the spirit realm. The Sun is a symbol for spiritual light which comes from the Father of lights which allows us to see something of that place the pleroma or the spirit realm

It is not possible for anyone to see anything of the things that actually exist unless he becomes like them [this is talking strictly of spiritual discernment]. This is not the way with man in the world: he sees the sun without being a sun; and he sees the heaven and the earth and all other things, but he is not these things [he only sees the outermost layer, the physical and he cannot become them from a physical standpoint]. This is quite in keeping with the truth. But you saw something of that place [the heavenly realm (the inside, the invisible spirit realm) which men of the “world” cannot see], and you became those things [by knowing that you are part of the One universal sprit which exists in all things (i.e. every atom and corpuscle visible and invisible)]. You saw [apprehended] the Spirit you became spirit. You saw [apprehended] Christ, you became Christ. You saw [apprehended] the Father [in ALL things], you shall become Father [when you “become all in all with Him”]. So in this place [the world] you see everything and do not see yourself [a natural man does not comprehend the spiritual things for he is bound by what his subjective and conscious mind will allow – i.e. the limitations of the physical and spiritual indoctrinations ingrained in our hearts which give way to false thoughts and ideas], but in that place you do see yourself [as an individual spirit being (living soul) created in the image of our Father] - and what you see you shall become [just like Dad!]. (Philip 32)

It is impossible to perceive Divine Reality unless you recognize that you are part of it. It's not like perceiving things on the physical plane. You can see the sun without being a sun. It's the same with anything else you perceive through your physical senses. It is different when you perceive Truth, for you perceive it with your metaphysical senses. When you perceive the Spirit in this manner you become a spiritual being. When you perceive Christ in this manner you become a Christ. When you perceive the Parents in this manner you become a Parent. With the physical senses you can see all kinds of things, but you can't really see yourself. When you develop your metaphysical senses, you will not only perceive your true self, but you will become the other things which you perceive.

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