Don’t whine! Open and allow the new wine to flow! Now is the time to wake up and remember what you came to earth for and who you were created to be.
New wine cannot exist in old wineskins. The old wineskin of religion will no longer work. The old wineskin of the ego will not work. The wineskin of the old human being will no longer work. The old paradigm will no longer work.
It is time to rebuild the temple! What is the temple? The human body! The body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The new wine is the fresh, always new, alive, powerful, vital, life-giving Spirit of God; the vitality and energy of God; the luminous, radiant light of God.
Why do you “whine” when everything you need is awaiting your permission, your “yes” to God to enter, transform, transmute and make brand new? Why do you listen to the media, the government, the politicians, the religious leaders, the so-called experts or authorities instead of the Wisdom of Christ that is in your own secret heart? Go direct! Why do you reject the one Power and one Presence that is able to change the impossible to the possible?
Get intimate with the One!
What is needed first? Heart surgery……every human being needs an immediate ego-ectomy in their heart. Underneath the surface, beneath the layer of grime or dirt or dust or rust of the heart is the gateway to your true nature. Beneath and beyond the old, limited, lacking, dissatisfied, unfulfilled, disillusioned old self is the Self you were created to be. Beyond the idea or conditioned concept of what you are is the truth. Beyond the old human mind is the powerful presence of the divine mind. “Christ is all and in all” Colossians 3:11. Is ALL and IN all!!!!
Satyr holding a wineskin and an amphora. Detail of the tondo of a Paestan red-figure footless kylix, ca. 360–350 BC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Stop, drop the old mind, drop the old concepts of the body and especially let go of the old ideas of what is possible. Drop into your heart and body temple. Arise, step up and out into the field that is beyond concepts of right or wrong, good or bad. Step into the wholeness, oneness and freedom that is the new wineskin. Open, receive and embody the new wine, the Spirit of God. Allow your body to alchemically transmute into refined gold.
Porter with a Wineskin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Empty the old so you are available to the new. Empty by divine imagination or visualization, or whatever physical ritual that will be meaningful to you; a demarcation between the old and the new. One example is to take a bath with dead sea salts or epsom salts knowing that as the salt dissolves in the water, your old being is also dissolving. When you step out of the water, imagine your new birth. Imagine your new wineskin. Receive the new wine! The high vibrating new wine will dissolve anything unlike itself!
Find the empty spot in your deepest heart that you have been covering over, patching and trying to fill with old coping mechanisms and defenses. Go to the center of that empty spot, feel the feeling of emptiness. Whether for you it is despair, longing, desperation, or even a dying feeling, it is everything you have been defending against feeling. It keeps you stuck in the past. It is there in every human being on this earth. Feel the emptiness and allow the empty spot to expand to your whole being; expanding into pure space. Ask and allow the emptiness to be filled with the new wine of Spirit. Be re-formed!!!
Behold, I make all things new! You cannot be made brand new until you let go of the defenses, walls and coping mechanisms as well as the wineskins of religion, spirituality, conditioning, institutions, human wisdom, structures and systems. Become empty; surrender all; and receive the new wine.
Glazed earthenware figurine depicting a foreigner holding a wineskin. Circa 675-750 BC, Tang dynasty. Cat #918.21.7 The George Crofts Collection. From the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China at the Royal Ontario Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
New wineskins are beyond religion. Religion is not bad, it is just looking backwards to the avatar or teacher who started the religion and looking forward to some future change. Christ existed as universal Spirit before creation, before religions and before human beings. Spirit is always fresh and new and flowing. New wine is always new now; the transformation occurs now in the new wineskin! The eternal now contains everything: the past, present and future on all dimensions in time and beyond time, in space and beyond space. Everything is possible now.
English: Wine grapes. Español: Uvas de vino rojo.
The new wineskin is the new paradigm.
“Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare” Isaiah 42:9 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Isaiah 43:18-19 “From this time forth I make you hear new things, hidden things which you have not known. They are created NOW, not long ago; before today you have never heard of them” Isaiah 48:6-7
“Behold, I make ALL things new” Revelation 21:5
All the old wineskins, as imperfect as they have been, have led us to this moment. The old wines that wounded, hurt and even broke us were northern stars leading us to this moment, this new wine, this new wineskin: God bless the broken road that led me to the new!