Well, it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything new on this blog, which contains very little to begin with. The reason being is that I have been enduring some rather harsh set-backs, losses, health issues, etc., whatever you want to call it I guess. But personal problems would be the best way to say it.
I’m also a perfectionist, which just gets in the way of so many things I’d like to share. So today… no perfection. I’m just going to type. No opening paragraph, beginning, middle, ending, conclusion, necessary order, rhyme or reason especially. No checking every single word and double checking every scripture a thousand times to be sure I didn’t misquote something. That’s what the comment section is for; for others to add to and enlighten us all, or take away from, and possibly make corrections. Conversation…that is the point!
I was talking with a friend the other day who is one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness until I was 23 years of age, and then began my conquest of verifying everything I’d been told. So to begin the conversation, so as not to offend or get an argument started (which I absolutely will not participate in), I plainly stated that I believed the Bible to be true. BUT, the difference NOW, is that I believe none of it to be literal. And now, it all makes perfect sense, and new glimpses and grand comprehensions take place when meditating upon the secrets hidden in this collection of sacred books/texts that were gathered together years ago and named the Bible.
She asked me what I meant when I said nothing in it was literal? That made no sense to her, because symbolism is something that is hard to comprehend at first. I personally was devastated when I first found out that Solomon and King David probably never existed, and if they did, the stories certainly have greater meaning for our souls than did the actual life they did live. I didn’t talk about all of the things listed in this article, because there is no way she could have comprehended it, but the first couple are some that definitely planted a seed, and that’s all a person can do. She can then water the seed with her own thoughts and meditations, or let the seed die by turning a deaf ear in fear of the sand under her feet beginning to slip away into the sea.
Here is the way I look at it: If it all happened exactly as it is written, LITERALLY, then fine. I can’t prove it either way or another, and neither can anyone else. So there is no need to argue. BUT, no matter whether or not many of the things in the Bible did happen or not, wouldn’t it be wise to investigate the deeper meanings of these things?
There is nothing wrong with moving “beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God” (Hebrews 6:1 of the NIV). Isn’t that what the churches, especially the television evangelists, continually stagnate the growth of the minds of men with? According to them, if you have a problem, it is because you are a sinner, and it is always your fault, and usually buying a book and sending some money will solve the problem (sorry for the sarcasm).
Some Hidden Keys to the Scriptures
Every one understands this famous saying by Jesus in Luke 6:39 when he says, “A blind man cannot guide a blind man, can he? Will they not both fall into a pit?”
I mean this is something that everyone understands to be esoteric, allegory, or symbolism. We understand it to mean that if two people do not know what they are doing, how can one give the other guidance…right?
SO, if we understand this, then why do we believe Jesus healed a man like Ray Charles or Stevie Wonder when are told that he opened the eyes of a man born blind? Something to consider.
Pigs and Other Animals
Everyone of us, even the hardcore literal letter of the law believer understands the deeper meaning of the words spoken here by Jesus in Matthew 7:6 when he says, “…do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”
We all know that this is symbolism because pigs do not eat pearls. We know that pigs are dirty animals, and no matter how much you bathe them, they are just going to turn around and go jump in the mud, therefore wasting the “pearls” that you gave them.
So, the next thing we have to consider is the story of the swine jumping off the cliff. Keep in mind the swine allegory above. Mark 5:9-13 tells the story of a man coming out of the tombs and he has an unclean spirit named “Legion,” which means, “We are many.” The demons request to be cast into the swine, which then cause the swine to jump off the cliff and into the sea. The problem here, is that this is one of those occasions that in the story telling, we forget that we have been told what swine represent, and so we need to understand the deeper meaning of the story.
The soul is full of “spirits.” That is entirely another article, but for now I’ll give you a couple of scriptures to back this up (Numbers 16:22, Hebrews 12:9, Hebrews 12:22-23). Stars also represent angels, and our soul contains many angels. Our souls also have many unclean spirits of the ego, or our lower nature, which are referred to as demons. When an unclean spirit goes out, it goes out into the collective consciousness of mankind (spiritual earth), and will probably find a home in those who are considered swine. The book of Jude referred to these types of spirits as “wandering stars for whom the deepest darkness has been reserved forever.”
However, the gospels are really stories of our own souls, so digging deeper, this is something that really happens within us. Animals represent different types of “spirits,” and thoughts and images and beliefs that are indeed animal like in nature; in-ground within our subconscious programming. In Genesis, we are commanded to have dominion (control) of the animals, which means to control our minds and protect ourselves from these vicious animal like instincts. So when an unclean spirit is cast out, usually a lot more are cast out with it (thus the meaning of “legion” in the story), and the dirty filthy spirits referred to as swine are then drowned in the sea of our soul.
Drowned in the Sea
But, what does it mean to be drowned in the sea? The earth is our lower nature, and the bottom of the sea is the lowest part of the earth, which is the lowest of the low of our animal natures. Before continuing, think about the Christian symbol, which is a fish. Also think of a whale and a shark. To be drowned in the sea means to be spiritually dead. When Jesus talks about someone who causes a child of the kingdom to stumble (remember, we must become as a little child to enter the kingdom, so Jesus isn’t referring to literal children, but rather, adults who have began to seek the truth and die to ego in search of their true higher selves) in Matthew 18:6, he says, “…it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
To explain this, I would like to ask if you’ve ever seen the show on ABC called Shark Tank? Christians are considered fish, and a fish can’t stand up to a shark, no matter how big it gets. The sharks on the TV show are sometimes referred to as “suits” also. They are business savvy people who come into the world and they know how to play the game well, and they devour little fish in their quest for money. On a side note, I haven’t seen the show but on a few occasions, but I wouldn’t consider the lady who owns QVC to be a real shark. She is very business savvy and wealthy, and there is nothing wrong with that. To be wealthy is a good thing if you used wisely. She makes deals with others that, of course, benefit her bank account, but she makes sure that she actually is being fair to the people she is helping. I don’t really see her as devouring someone like a shark would do.
But moving on: Have you ever seen a documentary which showed a large dead whale carcass at the bottom of the sea? If you have, then you’re familiar with the shark feeding frenzy feeding on its carcass. This is what is meant to be drowned at the bottom of the sea. Remember Jonah? He was swallowed by a whale, but later spit out. Imagine being swallowed by a whale (being overcome by life and swallowed up by the world), and NOT being spit out like Jonah. Eventually the animal that swallowed you will be shark food at the bottom of the sea. So you see how these and other stories are pointers that can give us insights into the stories of scripture as they progress.
Other Cleverly Hidden Keys
I won’t give them all away here, because I want to peak your curiosity enough so that you will look at the form to your right and subscribe to this blog, and then I can give away some more later. But, I’ll give you a couple more to meditate upon.
- I’ve already written an article about the water into wine miracle that only John records, but near the end of the article, John tells us how to interpret it spiritually. Christ is the vine that produces spiritual grapes that make spiritual wine. The “last supper” (and I hate calling it the “last supper.” That is just a heading that Bible translations use, which further distort the meaning of sacred texts) had nothing to do with literal bread and literal wine. These are dead traditions that do nothing for our souls. I’ve been through all of this, and the bread and the wine just did not cure my soul. It is the wine that we carry (only after being purified by the Christ nature) that we pour into the souls of others, and also enjoy ourselves, which then “lifts our spirits.” The bread is what we share with others who are “spiritually hungry,” which leads me to the next hidden key.
- All four of the gospels record the “miracle” of the feeding of the 5,000. But there are some clues here. I want you to ask yourself a question and be honest about the answer. How would you have written or described this miracle if you had saw this “literally” happen? So as someone else has said before me, the words not written speak much greater volume on many occasions. Also notice a KEY point that John adds, that none of the others tell us. Of the five thousand grown men that are walking with Jesus, it is a YOUNG LAD who has the five loaves and the two fish (which added together we get the number seven, but someone else will have to chime in on that. I see it as completion). Remember what we said about little children earlier? Do you really think that out of 5,000 men, a little boy would be the one carrying the five loaves of bread and two fish. No! It is the child of the kingdom who has the truth that can be multiplied and give spiritual nutrition to many, when aided by the indwelling Christ within us.
- I won’t go into much detail on this one yet. I’ll save it for later. But notice how Jesus and his disciples are always climbing mountains. I mean these men are some kind of mountain climbers, with no gear ever mentioned. Could it be possible that mountains represent levels of spiritual elevation (as when Jesus took his disciples upon a flat spot on the mountain to give his famous sermon on the mount). Mountains block our view, and in order to see over them, we either have to climb them, or have faith enough to cast them into the sea. So maybe there is something more to this mountain climbing thing, and when we read the scriptures now, consider that it’s speaking of something important for the souls achievement of higher consciousness
Well, I know this is a lot to digest for some, and for others it is entirely elementary. I do not go very deep into the scriptures myself. I like to point out enough to plant a seed, so others will not fear thinking for themselves. This, to me, is the most important part of man’s evolution at this point in time. When these simple truths are exposed, so will the blind guides that have deceived the hyptnotized masses for so long. If this has helped you in any way, please comment.
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