"For me, the definition that The Revelation of Arès gives of man: flesh, spirit and soul (RA 7/17) is synonymous with: mass, gravity, weightlessness. Flesh is matter and its weight or heaviness, the spirit is weightless but clings to earthly reason as air clings to the Earth, the soul is weightlessness, upward force, the motor that brings us back to Eternal Life from which we came. There is only one way to a changed world (RA 28/7), it is penitence and the soul results from penitence. [...] Penitence […}: Love all humans, forgive all offenses, make peace with everyone, try as much as possible to think with spiritual intelligence as well as with intellectual intelligence, make yourself free from all prejudices. This effort can only come from yourself. As it is, in short, all or nothing, there is no real method to achieve it, so the advice of others does little to give you the strength of this effort." Excerpts from replies to comments at https://michelpotayblog.net/233.html/233VeriteetVrai-comments-french.html
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“Health is a good like knowledge, wealth, muscular strength, intelligence, etc. We have it or we do not have it in this world of sin, therefore of inevitable inequality. So-called “health” measures made in such a way that they suggest that fighting the coronavirus is the supreme good is pure and simple madness. We are all frail and mortal and the vast majority of men will die of something, but not of covid-19. Besides, there have been epidemics of plague, cholera, typhus, etc., but that has not prevented the world from being strong today with some seven and a half billion inhabitants. Freedom is something else: a value and a capacity that affects everyone without exception: sick and healthy, rich and poor, young and old, etc. and which goes beyond the framework of material, biological, immediate life. It is a value which is among others the freedom to exchange, communicate, teach, love, forgive, and of course the freedom to kill, to imprison, to torment, because a value, like everything that is supreme, necessarily supposes a counter-value as Good supposes Evil, and that is the extraordinary price of freedom. To erect the health pass as the supreme value of life – this is the impression that official propaganda gives in any case – is the most stupid or pathetic government decision that I, for one, have ever seen.
In this sinful world freedom is never completely satisfied, never, I grant you. In any case it has, and not the least, an immense human value, which health does not have, which is only a materialistic good, which is of much less importance since, anyway, we are all mortal afterwards, a few decades of bodily life, which is ridiculous in time. Health as an absolute is an illusion and I say over and over again that presenting the covidian (or covidic?) flu as an absolute is a sham. To rid health of the illusions of duration and even more so of eternity is even a necessary thing. It is suffering that must be relieved, erased, but there is no point in making believe that health is possibly perpetual. Yesterday on television, on BFMTv I believe, or CNews, we were shown a man lying on his stomach in hospital suffering from great pain from covid-19 and complaining as if it were torture similar to none in this world … My wife, Sister Christiane, who is arthritic, sometimes suffers martyrdom at night, and I am not aware that television has ever come to ask her to complain in front of its cameras. Lots of people suffer from this and that, day and night. It is our lot of fragile, painful and mortal beings. Covid19 is just one of countless cases of pain. Why focus on this? It is necessary to reestablish in this world that by changing for good the human being can also in the long run change his physical nature. Spiritual Good goes far beyond the always temporary good that is health. “
Excerpt from Réponse : 07aou21 232C59
With help from google translate – I only needed to make a few corrections.
I am reminded of the customary New Year wishes where people often say “and above all, good health”. My wish and hope is that more and more of us will find the will and the courage to change so that the human race changes for Good.
Life may not always be a bowl of cherries but sometimes if you rummage around in the garden amongst the brambles and nettles, you may find some wild strawberries, a gift from our Creator.
“Along My Paths toward My Heights bees work hard for all men.
Why senselessly manufacture honey and wax in workshops?
At their foot My almond trees spread their fruit; the partridge does not require payment for its meat, neither does the goat for its milk.
I make oil gush for (making) fire, I spread the earth’s surface with lead and copper for all men in return for effort to collect and dress them.
Do I not give the tile from clay in return for the effort to bake it?”
The Revelation of Arès 28/26
I hear people saying “the law allows us …”, the law forbids…” Whatever happened to our conscience? Is the law our god now? Yet we can see that no lawmaker can cover every situation, take into consideration all the possibilities. There will therefore necessarily be injustice if we count on the law to regulate our affairs. By listening to others and loving them, we can do a much better job of creating happiness for all.
The D’s busted out, they let themselves go. They got on their bicycles and rode up into the village. They bought two take-out dinners which they enjoyed at the picnic table in the parking lot. It was premeditated, they had ordered the night before. A very large truck arrived and did not turn off its motor. Why was he parking right there ? Oh, he was emptying the recycling bins for bottles. How practical to have the glass recycling bin close to the table. All was well, they were in the sunshine, the dish was delicious, albeit not quite the fine dining experience to which they are accustomed in France. Then they got back on their bicycles and, inspired by the Wise Men, went home by another way, doing 12.4km all together. What freedom ! What a country, where one can easily buy what is necessary to get drunk, but not to change one’s underwear. And yet, the Creator spoke here, He has hope that we will make the effort to change the world for Good by changing ourselves.
When you see a tree you like, paint it or take a photo because life goes on and it may not be there the next time you pass by. I took this photo in September 2020. Following is the same tree in March 2021.
During the winter months our association Couleurs de Bretagne has challenges which are posted online and then composed into a youtube video. This month’s theme was Fluctuat nec mergitur, the motto of the town of Paris. This roughly means billows roll but do not submerge. Many of the other artists have painted billows and boats. I decided to do a self portrait interpretation because I have felt assailed but I will not move, I will not be submerged, I am like a tree planted by the water.
I found two Bible verses: (biblegateway.com)
Psalm 1:3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
Jeremiah 17:8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Oh I shall not be, I shall not be moved
I shall not be, I shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
I shall not be moved.
I will not give in to the fear propagated by the system.
I will continue to work towards the garden that never fades. (RA xvi/17)
I stand firm for Good— love, peacemaking, forgiveness, spiritual intelligence free from all prejudice.
…“The Revelation of Arès clears a Way—composed of billions of paths—which ditches illusions, the illusory “solutions” of religions. The mentality of The Revelation of Arès is not easy to grasp in a world crushed under the master-idea of religion which one finds even in politics, organized like religion, in science similarly organized, etc., and that makes the harvest arduous, especially at the beginning midst enormous forests of scrub growth. The Revelation of Arès pursues a single goal: to remove mankind from sin, but not to instill a new doctrine, new dogma, new laws, new rituals, new taboos, etc. It is not what one believes nor what one forbids oneself, but the good that one does which counts; simultaneously results Good reinstalled and the soul, related to the great Creative Soul. Faith in God or faith in Life is evident, but not obligatory; the soul is created from love, not from faith in God; evil—the Beast—does not need to be fought, Good by growing will make it disappear. Prayer is free, mankind is totally free, etc. The world is not ready to recognize this Truth at first sight and first sound of a voice. A slow job of education will be necessary. The extreme simplicity of the Way which God shows in Arès is only recognized by those, still rare, we call ripe heads of grain.
The Arès Pilgrim is not a skeptic, but a person who knows he does not need to know much in order to follow the Straight Path; penitence and harvest, which puts the Aresian faith within reach of all. The Arès Pilgrim wisely imposes upon himself an extreme reduction of spiritual knowledge and can thus better consecrate himself to the intense little which is the key to personal and universal salvation. Intensity, not quantity, is Power, Light, Sanctity…”
…“what makes the grandeur, the incomparable nobility of mankind, is to do Good when one has the possibility of doing Evil…”
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“…humanity’s angelity, its be-all end-all, its quintessence, its treasure; it is, beyond all possible organization or solitude, the ensemble, of which the members may know each other or more often, not know each other, of all those who love their neighbour, that is to say everyone, and who love without thinking– Don’t think about it! Love! –because if you think about it, you will find “valid” reasons not to love certain persons–, of all those who forgive offenses—Don’t think about it! Forgive! Everything, otherwise you leave open a passageway towards never-ending revenge!–, of all those who make peace—Don’t think about it! Make peace! With everyone!–,of all those who have intelligence of the heart—Here don’t think too much, otherwise you will always find reasons to give preference to intellectual intelligence… Here we are in the heart of measure!–, and of all those who free themselves from all prejudice, who break the chains of habitual thinking and judging, the chains of preconception, partiality, preconceived notions, taking sides. The Assembly is this loving humanity, without a name, no address, no telephone, no publicity, that never dies for it is made of souls and all those souls together make up the polone.” 18déc20 225C34 Réponse
“Spiritual intelligence will probably be something longer to acquire than love, because love is still more or less present in novels, songs, films, the theater, charity, etc., even if not in the absolute evangelical state that the Father expects us to give to the world, whereas the intelligence of the heart free from all prejudice almost no longer exists in the world where morals, rules, laws, “rights”, have falsified it everywhere, except for a few individuals (the gander RA xxxvi/3) who certainly left a good souvenir, but not the least practical trace… at least not to my knowledge.
Where is the intelligence in executing a murderer by hanging or beheading or by injecting a deadly fluid? What in that way makes Evil retreat? Nothing. It is nothing more than an intelligence of revenge (RA 27/9). Spiritual intelligence begins with the wisdom which says that any evil person can change, can be recuperated and that, in any case, one must bring to every human brother a part of oneself and in particular, to love them, because not he alone is sin-sick, but the whole of humanity.” 19déc20 225C40 Réponse
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RA=The Revelation of Arès
Response to comment 08sep20 222C23
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There is a certain number of methods, formulas, procedures, etc., to exercise one’s faith, piety, spirituality, a little bit like learning a foreign language (never very well). These modalities or proposed exercises are Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Sunnite Muslim, Shiite Muslim, Sufi, etc. The method proposed by [person named in the comment] is certainly good, but it is a method that follows the path of religion. Let me explain: All that is religious, no matter what religion, reflects the fundamental error of religion, to think and let one think that one cannot find a tie with the Most High and Good except through procedures, rules, ways of doing which are well-determined. The proposed procedure, no matter which one, has the grave fault of maintaining the idea that spiritual happiness is obtained after exercises or procedures. This is false. The birth of the soul, salvation, results on the contrary from an absolute liberation in only one direction, that of love. Yet no two persons exist who love in the same way, who pray in the same way. Nothing is more closely linked than freedom with love (RA 7/5, 25/7) and true piety (35/6).
Some Arès Pilgrim brothers and sisters have at times thought about proposing to the public such procedures for penitence, prayer, etc., but upon reflecting together, they and I have understood that the danger of such public propositions is to deprive the human being of the first exercise to which they should bend, that of absolute freedom of faith (RA 10/10). There is not one or several methods to love one’s neighbor, there are as many as there are human beings, because no two people exist who love in the same way, who forgive in the same way, who make peace in the same way; each one acquires his own spiritual intelligence, each one frees himself from his prejudices in his own way because no two people exist who have exactly the same prejudices. One rule in common: Love all mankind without exception, forgive all offenses without exception, make peace in all circumstances, have spiritual intelligence as strong as intellectual intelligence, free oneself from all prejudice without exception. This being so, each one proceeds according to his own nature, his own possibilities. He must have the will (RA 12/4) to be the penitent that the Father has asked each human being to be. We are liberators, not educators. The way or path of salvation—one’s personal salvation (RA 31/6) contributing to the world’s salvation (28/7) —is that of each one, it is not a unique path imposed nor a model path: paths is plural in The Revelation of Arès ! Gottfried Benn, a brilliant expressionistic German, powerful thought, wrote: “I searched without ever finding from where could come love and goodness.” He was right; there is nothing which codifies or systematizes love, piety, virtue. No prophet ever left a method for that. Each human being is the supreme image and likeness (Genesis 1/26) of the Father or Life and is meant to become a God… a God (RA 2/13), not just God.
Yesterday was the last contest of the season for Couleurs de Bretagne. It was held at Concarneau, a bit of a drive for me, 87km, and they were forecasting rain, but I went anyway. I am glad I did. It only rained a little bit on my sandwich.
Beforehand, I checked out images so as to foresee a possible subject and I had settled on a building with clock faces and bridge with water that goes out with the tide. I had in my mind “time and tide wait for no man” and when facing hunger or death man’s chin trembles, each one has just enough time to repent (from the Revelation of Arès).
I had no idea that I would learn that day of the passing of a member of the association the day before.
My chin trembles a bit, even though I have faith, because I would rather no one die. I know what the solution is and I know it will take a long time for humanity to climb from the depths to which it has fallen. The solution is what is called penitence—that is changing oneself to be Good. The means are love, peacemaking, forgiveness, freeing oneself from all prejudice, developing the heart’s intelligence.
In myself, as in my painting, I can see qualities and faults, but I will keep on working.
My chin was not trembling from hunger as I had my sandwich and then I found an ice cream shop.
The old town center of Concarneau is a walled city. Here is a view from the ramparts:
“Shout everywhere, ‘Earthly life is short; happiness is not measured in years, it is measured in eternity; every man barely has time to repent, for the regrets of the specter only add torments to its torments! Listen to the Word That I received and save yourselves!’ ” RA 36/23
“(When facing) death (and) hunger man’s tongue hangs down, his chin trembles; (but if like) the veprell he holds (to) My Lip, (he becomes) the brother, (he) drinks the Fat Water–It Which does not dry up–, (the brother) flies high (over) the grave.” RA xxii/15-16
Excerpt from the reply to comment 05sep19 211C12
The original blog entry in English can be read here:
Translated by djd
We live in a world that is inhumane, inhumane in the sense of opposite to human when it could be applied to the human linked to the spiritual forces from which he sprang – suddenly or slowly, it doesn’t matter – from animality metabolised into humanity by the five gifts given by the Creator, we don’t know when : Speech, Individuality, Creativity, Love and Liberty. We believe we still have Speech, Individuality, Creativity, Love and Liberty, but we only have the residue. We have become, reverted to, thinking animals, but animals. Humans have disappeared except for a few that we call saints, rare, or geniuses, rare, or “original” when they are unknown.
We thinking animals have remains of the languages or language spoken by our far-off ancestors. As the thinking animals that we call today men have compensated their terrible decline by inordinate pride (RA 14/2), we are quite proud of our languages, our writers, orators, grammarians, encyclopaedists, who are great manipulators of language, whereas we should be in tears over the little we have left if we were conscious of the little we still know how to do.
A few days ago I was watching a documentary on the Arte channel about black holes, and I was flabbergasted by the expert’s manner of being so sure of herself, unruffled assurance, who explained, like a notary reading a deed of property, the mechanism of a star’s death which will become a black hole whose phantom hidden in shadow equipped with irresistible attraction will catch and devour anything that passes as a spider’s web would catch a gnat. I did not really know any more when “The End” appeared than I did before the title appeared, as for one thing I didn’t see of what use it would be for a man to know that and for another thing, I had the impression that the whole thing was a spread of hypotheses, premises, theories, etc., to which no one can oppose anything since what we are capable of knowing in this field by our human senses is null, and I fear that the technical means available to astronomers allow them only to come to deductions as captivating but also uncertain for the adult mind as a fairy tale is for a child’s mind.
However this image of a black hole enables me to use an image which I think is accurate: The Word, as I received it during the supernatural events in 1974 and 1977, is a kind of black hole. A kind of black hole that caught my attention, was heard by my ears, noted on paper with a pencil held by my fingers, like the invisible power somewhere in the firmament attracts that which approaches its attracting force. I believe that what remains: The Revelation of Arès, is an imprecise but fantastic signal that we should follow as a guide, a Saviour, even if it is only a small lifesaver in the celestial ocean, that we must consider with intelligence (RA32/5) through our weak means of understanding. Minuscule but sure knowledge is better than enormous knowledge that is false or of no use. Salvation be it postmortem presently or earthly after the Day (RA 31/8) stems from penitence and not knowledge, full knowledge being impossible. With an even step, tirelessly, with no other words than those of our calls to the world, we are on our way, knowing few things, but knowing only sure things, we follow the Source’s shore, on the goat path of Life.