Awakening to our true nature
is a process of birth..sometimes of the painful kind..
The stoning in scriptural stories seems external
but consider the story turned inside:
it is the struggle of the separate-self (ego)
to extend a belief in separation..
The pain is Grace extended and reminding:
You are not what you think you are...!
"Well, they'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
And they'll stone you when you're there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned." -Bob Dylan, 1966
Many assume this song is about smoking pot and getting high. Dylan insists otherwise. In 2012, Dylan told Rolling Stone: "These people aren't familiar with the Book of Acts." (for more see: