Logion 12: The disciples said to Jesus, “We are aware that you will depart from us. Who will be our leader?” Jesus said to him, “No matter where you come it is to James the Just that you shall go, for whose sake heaven and earth have come to exist.”
Noa: “no matter where you come…” all who come on to this path will kind of go in one way, towards the same thing. I really am not sure about who James the Just is meant to be, could be all humans and maybe at the time this was written James was the next closest person to achieve heart awareness…
Doug: Yep, this one is weird. I think you are pretty right. It could be that James the Just was considered by Jesus to be the archetypal human. There is only one pathway no matter what flavor of spirituality a person has along the positive polarity path. That one pathway is the way of the heart. And in order to get to the heart-living the way that Cynthia Bourgeault and the Ra group speak about is to learn the path of surrender into the Divine Will. Then, one actively and intentionally participates in the Flow. Living in the Flow is always one thing, too. It is the path of loss and renewal, or in Christian terms: death and resurrection. We learn how to die and rise; die to our old ways of seeing and living (lower chakra triad living) and rising in the heartfield.
James the Just might be the archetypal symbol of what an awakened human looks like. And, as we know from Ra (and Jesus, of course), the human is indeed the Infinite Creator having a human experience–or better yet, having a material experience. The human is the material world awakening into self-awareness. Creation is nothing less than the Infinite Creator experiencing itself through distortions of Infinite Oneness. All “distortions” or “differentiations” of One are for the sake of the One learning about Itself, infinitely.
It is also telling that Jesus didn’t say, “Peter.” Catholics wouldn’t like that and this could be one of the main reasons why the Gospel of Thomas wasn’t selected to be put into the biblical cannon like the four gospels. Catholics claim that Peter was the head of the church and the pope sits in the chair of Peter. Interesting….