Giving Heaven Hell by Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins, a progressive thinker, theologian, poet and storyteller, speaking at a pub on Giving Heaven Hell. I’m watching from the beginning right now. Join me.

The Kingdom & Divinity is In and Around You

You are made of energy and everything in the universe is vibrating. Vibrating both spiritually and on the atomic level every atom vibrates with it’s unique frequency. You can explain it with science or in spiritual terms, but, everything puts out positive or negative energy. Even the oceans and streams that turn into rivers oscillate at a certain rate. More importantly, just like rivers, the energy of rivers and us as spiritual beings exert force on our surroundings and cause the things around us to change. We have an influence on the world and people around us.

The religious leaders of Jesus’ day always wanted to know when and where the Kingdom of God starting and where is it. In Luke 17:21 Jesus says, Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]. The religious people, tied up in their old ways of thinking, where always trying to tie Jesus down to their own understanding of spiritual things. Jesus had a way with the religious community of never giving into their way of thinking and he challenged them on every turn.

When it comes to our sphere of influence it is not a tangible object that can be touched, like a table. Like love, spiritual energy is real even though you can’t touch it. Many things we can’t touch are real; the love we have for our family or the one we fall in love with, our feelings about friends and on and on it goes. Many of the most important things in life are things that have no physical substance and are still real. You can’t put love in a jar and say, “Look, I have a jar of love”.

Another spiritual point I’d like to make is that we are all born of God, born of the divine. Early in scripture, one of the first words for God comes from the word Elohim. Jesus in John 10:34 in reference to Psalms 82:6 and says, Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? So, God even calls us gods. So, let that sink in a little bit the next time you want to think negative about yourself. Let it change your life, let it change your day and ultimately let it flow out of you and you change the world.

Get plugged into a new way of thinking and once having thought in a certain way, let the next wave of spiritual vibrations even then change you again. Let it shake your world.

I’m not saying bad things won’t happen and everything in live will be forever roses. I’m saying you can practice a more full way of living, life sharing, and tune into the energy and frequency that will lift you up and bring your world more peace, more love and more emotional, spiritual control over dark energy. Just light a candle and shine light and it will send out vibrations into you and into the world around you.

In His Presence,


Perception becomes reality

You can have the perception that your life or things in life around your are good or evil and your perception makes that a reality for you and around you.

1. “The light for your earthly life is perception. Therefore, if your perception is without fault, your whole life shall be enlightened. If your perception is evil, your whole life shall be darkened by it; if the light for you is darkness, how deep will your darkness become?” (Matthew6:22,23 – Khaboris Manuscript)

My Own Personal Hell

I’m at hell. This particular hell is called the Dentist. It not because I’m getting anything painful done today. It’s the waiting and waiting, just to get out of the waiting room to be seen.

Sitting here is just boring, it’s not really an end of the world issue. At the very least it gives me the chance to spend some tone in thought.

Do you ever get that way? A place where it drives you a little nut and you just have to take a mental step back and pause a moment and try to look at things different.

My dental visit is over. I went back when I was called with a smile on my face and in my heart. I can say it helped me not lash out or feel angry. Its not to say that it is not a stressful situation for me, because it is when you are coping with social anxiety like me.

So, my real personal hell is pretty much every social interaction that I have in public or on the phone.

So, I’ll leave it at this for now and ask for your feedback. What pushes your buttons and how do you deal with it? I’d love to hear your stories in tv comments.

Peace out,
Ryan Nix

Love Makes Us Family

What makes up a family?

Family is commonly thought of as a father and mother with children. But, the idea of family is better defined by the heart of those that makeup the family.

Families have many variations of how they are formed. Single parents, those without kids, gay couples with or without kids.

The idea of family extends to community groups too. There are churches and closes friends that identify as family as well. And the important thing about those you call family is the deep bond you have with each other.

Family and community can be a deep tie that bonds us together with love for one another.

For myself, I don’t have a close relationship with most of my biological relatives as I did when I was young. But, as a man on my 40s that is gay,, I have discovered a new family with my husband’s family.

These days family is a what is made of love, community and all the typical things that glue people together with other people.

Simply put, what makes up a family is love.


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