The Physical Pleasures and Spirituality.
January 18th, 2007
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, Jesus.
Let me address this longstanding debate in your mind. I said through Mr. Padgett, “Do not understand that I was preoccupied with those desires and longings for the pleasures of the world which these human passions create - I was not ….”
The key word is “preoccupied.” You know that the physical pleasures are in themselves good. So I did not mean to imply that they should not be indulged, because that would create unhappiness. I also said, “Where your heart is, there your treasure will be also.” Let me explain.
There are many mortals who are devoid of a spiritual dimension to their life. To fill this void, they fill their lives with material objects and physical pleasures. They do not perceive that they are essentially spiritual beings, so they close down that part of their life. So these people place their treasure in these material and physical pleasures. That is what I was referring to.
Mortals like yourself who perceive this spiritual component can easily place the physical and material side to life, which is an important and necessary aspect of earth life. So that to enjoy physical pleasures while still recognizing the spiritual, is to affirm the goodness of the animal nature, while simultaneously recognizing the greater importance of the spiritual. This approach is much closer to your native Judaism.