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How To Meditate: Journey Beyond Thought by Rev. Dennis B. Shipman

Trinity Foundations of Belief and Knowing

Written by Rev. Dennis Shipman, Author of "Oneness: The Awakening Experience"

"The kingdom of God is within you." (Luke 17:21)
"God made us in the image and likeness of God." (Genesis 1:27)
"If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." (Matt. 6:22)

These three Bible passages sum up the teachings of Jesus the Christ. When you become aware of the totality of the light of their knowledge, you will be well on your way to discovering a new passion for your spirituality and also your life. The life of Jesus is all about inward healing and having your own experience of God.


  • There is only one God or Spirit. It is much different than what we have been taught. I call it, Divine Love. It is not found outside of us in some faraway heaven that seems remotely connected to us. Divine Love exists within each person, in a state of being so pristine, so exquisitely beautiful, that it defies description. The essence of each person is Divine Love.

  • The intrinsic state of being of Divine Love or Spirit is fearless, invincible, eternal, infinite, stillness, formless consciousness, omnipresent, omniscient, profound joy and peace, all-powerful, boundless unconditional love, innocent, and sinless.

  • There is no difference between the intrinsic nature of Divine Love and the Soul’s true nature. God-realization or Oneness validates the Bible passage, “made in the image and likeness of God.” (Genesis 1:27)


  • The Soul is God-like, created with the same intrinsic nature as Divine Love (God or Spirit).

  • The Soul is a perfect creation of unspeakable Divine Love, in a state of grace forever. It is an individualized aspect of Spirit, yet not separate, that can be symbolized as in the relationship of the wave to the ocean. The ocean has become the wave yet remains the ocean.

  • Each person is a living Soul, a powerful light-being of radiant light and boundless love, in human form.

  • Each person is already at-one with Divine Love (God or Spirit), and one’s awareness just needs to be reminded of this fact through the experience of Oneness or enlightenment.

  • Each person is God’s light, joy, creativity, aliveness, abundant prosperity and love. We do not fully understand the Creator God’s love for us.


    Jesus was human and divine. He was not and is not different from us. He knew the same God-Light in Him also exists within each of us. His life and resurrection are triumphant reminders of who we are: God-like.

  • Jesus cannot save us; that is our responsibility. Jesus is our elder brother who can teach us about the nature of God and show us the way to know and feel the presence of our God-like Divine Love essence.

  • Jesus embodies a permanent state of Oneness with God known as Christ-Consciousness, which is Divine Love. The Soul is Christ-Conscious, and each of us is a Christ. Divine Love incarnate in human form.

  • Jesus is not the only begotten Son of God. Christ-Consciousness is the only "so-called" Son of God, an androgynous state of consciousness that is neither male or female. It is referred to as the second person of the Trinity. All of us are Sons and Daughters of God or Oneness, and each of us and together we are the second person of the Trinity. Of course, this explanation is linear thinking. In Oneness, linear thinking does not exist.

  • Jesus did not die for our sins. Each person is their own savior. No one can save another person. Each person is responsible for uncovering the Christ within, and must heal one’s fear-based thinking and feelings and transform their consciousness into their essence of Divine Love.


  • The conscious experience of Oneness (aka Union with God, nirvana, Samadhi) in one’s lifetime is available to all. No one is excluded.

  • An experience of inner Light and unconditional Love (Oneness) proves the existence of the Indwelling Spirit (God) within you.

  • Oneness takes us beyond religious belief to spiritual knowledge of the true nature of Spirit and our Soul.

  • The belief in separation from God or Divine Love is the grand illusion we all face. The experience of Oneness ends the illusion of separation.

  • When Oneness or Union with God is experienced in the mind’s eye as radiant Light and boundless Love, it validates all three Trinity Core Foundations of Belief, two of which are statements made by Jesus: “If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of Light” (Matt. 6:22) and “The kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21) and “God made our soul in the image and likeness of God” (Genesis 1:27).


  • Formless consciousness (God, Divine Love) creates, sustains and evolves creation. It is everywhere at once, and it interconnects all creation, including the hearts and minds of human beings. Everything is connected by consciousness.

  • The consciousness of human minds is joined with the infinite consciousness of Divine Love; they are not separate. They are inter-related with each other; able to access the same spiritual source of information.

  • Earth is a school house for incarnating souls to evolve their consciousness and play out their life plan in human form.


  • We are Spirit in human form; and not a human having a spiritual experience. Our home is not of this world. Spirit is our home and origin. From Spirit we came and to Spirit we shall return.

  • Each person volunteered for life on earth. We are not here by chance or luck but by design.

  • Freewill is the Soul’s sacred birthright. Divine Love always says “YES” and never denies or interferes or infringes upon our freewill choices. We are free to create whatever we like or want or desire. We are responsible for our own direction in life, our own destiny. We are free to experience all the possibilities of the loving-side and dark-side of being human.

  • The Law of Magnetic Attraction (Cause and Effect) says: You receive what you radiate. For every action, there is a reaction; every effect has a cause. When you put into motion a thought, word or action, with the passion of your intent, it will return to you with equal force. Thought energy and focused attention bring results. This is the reason to watch your thoughts and behavior carefully, and to carefully consider what you ask for because the law of cause and effect comes into play.


    There is no absolute goal or purpose to life, per se, other than to gain knowledge and wisdom in the experiences one chooses to incarnate with. There is no god telling us what we have to do.

  • We incarnated with a life plan consisting of specific, customized learning lessons for an entire lifetime. Our life plan was approved and blessed by Spirit prior to our birth on earth.

  • Our chosen experiences and learning lessons are a journey from fear to love, from illusion to clarity, from darkness to light.

  • We take our thoughts and feelings with us when we return home to Spirit. This is the reason why it’s important to heal or release old emotional and resistive thought patterns while on earth if we desire to expand and evolve our consciousness.


  • Sin and sinner do not exist in the Kingdom of Unconditional Divine Love (God).

  • Eternal hell does not exist because judgment does not exist in Unconditional Divine Love. Oneness does not condemn its own to eternal damnation.

  • Salvation is meaningless. There is nothing to be saved. We already belong to Oneness. Separation from Divine Love is the grand illusion. The path of Love leading to Oneness transforms one’s consciousness and heals the grand illusion of separateness.

  • Dogma or belief is not necessary to find and know oneself as God-like (Unconditional Divine Love).

  • The devil is not a demon that tempts us into sin. It is our dark side, our selfish nature; we have the power to stay enslaved in illusion and separation or transform and heal it into Divine Love.

  • The Power of our Beliefs creates our reality. You are the creator of your life.

  • Jesus said: “Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and you shall find.” (Matt. 7:7)

  • Pre-existence and Reincarnation is a fact of Unconditional Divine Love. The early Christian Church accepted reincarnation and laid great emphasis on the law of rebirth. It was expounded by the Gnostics and by numerous church fathers. In 553 A.D., the teaching of reincarnation was declared a heresy by the Second Council of Constantinople. As a result, all references to reincarnation in the Bible were removed. Ever since, the teachings of reincarnation have been outlawed in the West, but not in the East. See: The Ban of Reincarnation.


  • There are only two choices in life: Love or fear. Either we are building a life based on Divine Love, or a life built on fear.

  • Spirit did not create fear, only Love. There is no god saying we have to live in fear or love. It is our choice.

  • Fear is considered an illusion because it is not a part of the real world of Divine Love.

  • We have the ability to create outside of Divine Love. Anything created outside of Love is fear-based, and must be healed and brought back into alignment again with Divine Love.

  • Fear and illusion are learning lessons, as is the path of Divine Love.

  • What has been done in fear, can be undone and healed in Divine Love. The many forms of fear and illusion are only mistakes to be corrected rather than evils to be punished.

  • Deepening one’s spirituality as well as finding and knowing God is a process of uncovering what’s already there within the soul of the human individual. It is as Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke: 17:21)


  • Meditation is the primary tool for expansion of consciousness. It strengthens the mind and is a form of deep prayer. Anybody can use meditation. It is non-sectarian and non-denominational.

  • Meditation revitalizes our life-force energy centers, which in turn, energizes our intelligence, emotions, and body. It is “at easement of mind” which allows insights to surface in the conscious mind. When combined with the path of love, it leads us directly into the center of our true identity, and brings proof of the existence of God or Divine Love within our being.

  • You don't have to believe in the value of meditation for it to work. You don't have to believe in the existence of the Creator to receive the benefits of meditation. It's a prove it to yourself-as-you-go science; a hands on learning experience. You can use it in any religion or with no religion. It enhances faith, self-awareness, and self-confidence.

  • To pierce deeply within the depths of being, and know yourself as radiant Light and boundless Love, I believe you will want to choose a meditation technique that stills the mind of restless thoughts. When the mind is still of restless thoughts, our meditation naturally produces an ever deepening, abiding peace and joy. Peace and joy lead to Oneness.

  • Our restless thoughts are a direct cause of our inability to experience Oneness on a daily basis, or at will.

  • In Oneness, the mind becomes “still” or “motionless.” When the mind rests in stillness, it returns to its natural state of being (Divine Love). At the exact moment the mind stops thinking, and rests in stillness, Oneness emerges within the individual.

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