Gospel of Thomas with Doug and Noa, Logion 20

Logion 20:  The disciples said to Jesus, “Tell us what the kingdom of heaven is like”.

He said to them, “It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the sky”.

mustard seed


  • Heaven – so far in these logion heaven has been a reference to a whole person, so they could be asking what it’s like when a person is whole or what does enlightenment look like…?
  • The mustard seed is wisdom or the teaching of those high level beings like Jesus and Buddha.  
  • The prepared soil is the interior of a person doing the inner work.
  • A great plant could be the aura or presence of a being who is radiating love or has become who they are supposed to be.  That could be a teacher, protector or a tuning instrument for the love radiated through the universe.


Doug: Well said, Noa!  Love what you wrote!

There is so much here to unpack as this is a brilliant analogy that Jesus draws.  First, notice that Jesus is saying that the Kingdom of Heaven is not in the future nor in another place, as many Christians presume.

Jesus is saying that the kingdom of heaven is here, now, and it is accessible in the smallest, most humble of things.  Just look around and with the lenses of perception cleared, we can see the kingdom of heaven right here “disguised” as our world, our life.

Jesus and the Ra group speak about how important faith is for developing the heart and higher energy centers.  Faith is linked to hope and a “knowing,” gnosis, that what is requested by a person with pure intention, the universe will provide a response.  Just as an artist works with their medium to create something beautiful and meaningful, the person wielding faith makes changes in consciousness that can reverberate not only at the micro level,  but also the collectively level.

The prepared soil is equivalent to chakra clearing through working efficiently with our daily catalysts, forgiving self and others to release karmic entanglements, and living our lives grounded in gratitude that we are awakening to who we really are: the Infinite Creator on this side of the veil within the consciousness bandwidth of third density.

Faith is the pscho-spiritual structure by which we create an opportunity to access the sixth chakra, often represented in literature as birds or the “spirit” part of the mind-body-spirit complex.  Notice that as faith grows, birds-as-spirit, descend, rest, connect, and remain at the ready to take flight for further growth and deeper adepthood.  Through faith, we can tap into Intelligent Infinity and use Intelligent Energy to do the Creator’s will on Earth. See the following two beautiful descriptions by the Ra group on faith.

mustard tree


34.2 Ra: I am Ra. The experience of each entity is unique in perception of intelligent infinity. Perceptions range from a limitless joy to a strong dedication to service to others while in the incarnated state. The entity which reaches intelligent infinity most often will perceive this experience as one of unspeakable profundity. However, it is not usual for the entity to immediately desire the cessation of the incarnation. Rather the desire to communicate or use this experience to aid others is extremely strong.


80.22  Questioner: Then by this contact also with intelligent energy can you give me an example of what this would be for both, for the contact with intelligent infinity and intelligent energy? Could you give me an example of what type of experience this would result in, if that’s at all possible?

Ra: I am Ra. This shall be the last query of this working of full length. We have discussed the possibilities of contact with intelligent energy, for this energy is the energy of the Logos, and thus it is the energy which heals, builds, removes, destroys, and transforms all other-selves as well as the self.

The contact with intelligent infinity is most likely to produce an unspeakable joy in the entity experiencing such contact.

the fool archetype

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