Jeff's teachings are available in book format (hardcover, paperback, e-books) and on this site for those who prefer to have access to the material online. The Book of Oneness is the first in a series of study material for those on a path of illumination, followed by The Revelation of God in a Human Being and The Book of Invitations. Forthcoming are The Book of Divine Knowledge and The Revelation of Christ in John of Patmos. The books are intended for serious students who seek growth in consciousness and who dedicate time to a spiritual practice that includes meditation, prayer, and dream analysis. The material is beneficial for those at all stages of development and may be returned to throughout one's journey toward oneness with God.


 

The Book of Oneness

The purpose of The Book of Oneness is the full realization and revelation of God in a human being. Inside, a model of spiritual growth is presented along with instruction in basic and Christ-centered meditation. Support for the journey toward oneness includes prayers, channeled readings from the author, biblical texts, and commentary for contemplation.

 

preface

I've always felt a deep, inner calling to be connected to God. Even as a young child I had a strong sense of purpose and felt different from those around me, including my family. For a long period, I followed the “wisdom” of the world and did the things I was taught to do: I worked hard, moved up in the world, and was a good provider for my family. It wasn’t until much later when I developed a greater understanding of myself, my calling, and life purpose that I understood how different the path of oneness truly is. The wisdom of God can only be grasped by going within, by listening, and through a process of inner transformation. 

 

introduction

The spiritual material presented here—a practice of oneness—is intended to help a spiritually aware person grow into and realize the full meaning of what the revelation of God in a human being means for us. First we must understand that a human being’s purpose is spiritual growth and development. The spiritual growth process and my experiences are discussed within the context of Jesus Christ and what it means to follow his way. My emphasis is on what Jesus said and did, a perspective that is open to spiritual knowledge and wisdom that values spiritual truth above dogma, doctrine, and creed. Each person is unique, and the way we integrate purpose into our lives is also unique. If you do not feel you have found your purpose, the process of meditation will help you find it. If you know your purpose, this process will help you fulfill it. 

 

chapter 1 - meditation

Meditation in its purest form is an active awareness or consciousness without thought-generated content, and is very distinct from the steady stream of thoughts that we experience all day long. Thought-generated content, objects or thought objects, can pull us away from higher forms of consciousness if we are not aware of how they function. It is important to understand that our consciousness is not solely located in the mind. As human beings we also have awareness and consciousness that is heart-centered. Our meditation needs to, and eventually will, access our full spiritual being in a complete manner. Our goal is to reach a place of anticipation, active awareness, active listening, and consciousness that is one with the highest form of consciousness, God. 

 

chapter 2 - Stages of spiritual growth

The seven stages of spiritual growth are presented here in sequence, but various elements of all the stages may be present at the same time in a person. The traditional language for spiritual growth and development in the Christian tradition is “spiritual formation,” but the word “formation” can imply growing into or being shaped into a static condition. True spirituality in God is formless and flexible. The explanation and descriptions that follow are not a formula that can be understood or followed like a recipe. Flashes of insight, moments of liberation, brief episodes of freedom, or the bliss of unconditional love can find expression at any moment.  

 

chapter 3 - daily prayers

The prayers in this chapter give different images and metaphors for God, as most prayers do. When we speak or write about God, we naturally invoke the familiar and personal aspects of our feelings and emotions because good prayers come from the heart. Prayers do not argue or require theological distinctions, such as “Is God male or female?” We are in relationship with God in ways more intimate than we can understand, and the language of our prayers communicates that intimacy. Prayers reveal our understanding and our attitude. They become moments of self-discovery and awareness. The prayers, plus the text from the Bible, invite your participation in this path to wisdom. 

 

chapter 4 - topics for contemplation

The following section contains 52 topics for contemplation. Each topic is not meant to be exhaustive or conclusive; rather it is meant to help move us toward our own understanding and our own revelatory experiences. Press ahead and engage the topics. Many questions you might have are often answered just around the corner of your present practice, and continuing the journey is what takes you to those answers. Engaging this practice will lead you on a journey of self-discovery, self-realization, and illumination.