Every “outer” God is a false God
And that’s why “Jesus” can’t be substituted for our own soul.
Everyone needs to walk by themselves –
To talk, and to make things –
At some point, each of us simply has to let go of all the “outer hands”
And trust to one’s “inner self.”
This might be taking a big risk, however –
Because if we’re not fully ready –
We might fall down –
Yet, without discovering our true self, we would be nothing –
Other than an imitative puppet – even though fairly effective in the world
And acknowledged to be such.
There’s really no approach to the real God without being one’s true self –
Isn’t that obvious?
Jesus tried to explain this, in his teaching and life –
But people didn’t “get” what he was talking about
And so developed theologies of dutifully following “Others” –
Sometimes called “God” or “Jesus,” and, in other religions, something else –
But it’s still the “Other” – and not our true selves.
We know this is a serious problem
That the world religions, by their very nature, have been unable to address –
The essential problem is that many of us live too much like “puppets” –
In which case, “Heaven,” for us, would be a cartoon too.