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Notes From the Climb: Feb 2013

  • The bread prepares us for the cup, signifying the way that the earthly prepares us for the heavenly. The resurrection fuses the two while grace purifies the whole.
  • Revelation comes to us not only as fast as we are able to hear it, but as fast as we are able to bear it and hearken unto it.
  • Revelation is not just the transmission of knowledge, but grace and glory as well. It is receiving and being transformed by what lies on the other side of the veil.
  • Desire is the most important component of revelation; desire opens veils.
  • Re – meaning “again” or “backward” to indicate withdrawal or backward motion.
  • Velare [latin] “to cover; a veil.
  • Reveal – to make known something before unknown or concealed.
  • The level at wich God communes with us personally parallels not only our worthiness but our desire.
  • It is one thing to know and another to understand.
  • Evil can speak through that which God has already made. When evil men use symbols, they must hijack them from the sphere in which they reside.
  • Faith, worthiness, purpose and service create holy places; they may be permanent or temporary.
  • If we are not changing, we are not repenting. There is a difference between sin abhorrence and sin avoidance. The greatest change comes through revealed knowledge and encountering and embracing the divine.
  • Receiving the Holy Ghost is not a one-time event, it is a choice we make at every moment we live.
  • The Church is built upon the rock of revelation, meaning that the ability to experience truth unveiled, to commune with the divine is essential or the existence for a church of God upon the earth.
  • “[Christ] went about doing good and healing…” – Acts 10:38
  • The priesthood holds the entire universe together from one moment to another. Seeking blessings by virtue of the priesthood doesn’t have to be a rare event, it should feel as appropriate as drawing a breath from the air around us.

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Just for kicks, I thought I’d include this thoughtful journal entry from my 7 year old daughter. She’s picked up the journaling kick like a champ and started off with a small notebook where she would just write questions like “Why do you [God] love us so much?” it was really cute.

She recently asked for a new notebook since she filled the other up, now she seems to be trying to comprehend doctrines and develop frameworks for understanding Just goes to show you that it’s never too early to start and you can make it anything you want it to be. So below are some of the ideas she was working on during sacrament meeting today. My five year old daughter has started to follow the example as well and I’ll get her a nice notebook once her writing develops more. Right now she has a sketchbook and just works on visual concepts.

Maintaining a spiritual record is a powerful tool for meditation and an invitation to revelation; truly a lost practice in the modern age.

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  • Janet

    I liked your thoughts on this post and your daughters! I am continually amazed at the amount of symbolism that can be drawn from the sacrament.

    • oneclimbs

      Yeah, it’s crazy, every time you think you’ve got it all figured out you learn something different somewhere else and then it starts connecting to all these other concepts. Really fun stuff!