As regular readers will know, I have mentioned the Bible from time to time in previous newsletters in the context of the subject being discussed, not because I am in any way religious, which could not be further from the truth, but because the great teachings and meanings contained within the Bible have been lost in time, and I believe it is appropriate to resurrect them.
Based upon the numerous messages I receive following each newsletter where I reference the Bible, it is evident that this has been extremely received and accepted by people, who have also requested many more such references in future.
It is clear that many readers are, understandably, still influenced, to varying degrees by a religious upbringing, and the fear that often carries, and need to reconcile this with the Universal, Spiritual reality and truths that we discuss within these newsletters in order to make progress, and not remain trapped in the restrictive confines of creed and dogma, which ironically, is precisely the opposite of what the person known as Jesus intended, part of which was to free the world of "belief systems" and religious practices based around deities contrived by humans.
This week therefore I will commence with an introduction to these important, but greatly misunderstood subjects and expand upon them in future newsletters by interpreting particularly important sections of the Bible. Next week we will commence by taking a parable from the Bible and completely decoding it in order to reveal its true meaning and significance.
My own position on the Bible is simple. The Bible contains profound knowledge and teachings, but only if the coded, symbolic, metaphoric context of the Bible stories are fully understood.
There is not in fact a single word of theology, dogma or indoctrination contained within the entire Bible, these all being the contrivances of men for their own purposes, purposes which in fact, ironically, are the complete anithesis of the true meanings.
Everyone on Earth, and indeed the physical Universe is at a different place on the great path of return to The Source, The First Cause, God from Whom we came in the beginning. Clearly we cannot teach a 1 year old child University level teachings, and similarly it would be fruitless to endeavour to teach a person, a facet of a Higher Self just beginning their series of adventures in the physical Universe, higher Spiritual truths and expect them to understand and assimilate them. In both cases the knowledge would be lost on them, and most likely to result in more harm than good.
As it transpired, the teachings were ceased by those who could not be expected to understand, and who, due to their own stage of evolution were still very focused on power, control and material things, subsequently turning these great teachings in to the dogmatic religions that persisted and exerted so much influence down through the centuries, still doing so today, even as we approach the end of this great age.
The meaning behind the original teachings of the person known as "Jesus" was to teach the teachers, the twelve "disciples" or "apostles", who would later teach their own further group of teachers, people capable of understanding and teaching the true meanings of the teachings in the purest form to further teachers, and so on down through the centuries, until finally, as we near the end of this great age, millions of people would have been taught, and who would have acted upon those teachings, in readiness for the great transition of the age. The Bible makes this absolutely clear:
"And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive, For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them". But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. --Matthew 13:10-18
This simple passage refers to the multitude at that time in the history of Earth, 2000 years ago, who,although they heard the words of Jesus with their physical ears, and witnessed what seemed to them like "miracles" through their physical eyes,they were still nevertheless "deaf" and "blind" to the true meaning of these teachings, and accordingly could not be Spiritually "converted" from their current "gross" perspectives steeped within the material world, to the inner or "higher" path, because they were simply not yet ready to "see" or "hear". When people are ready, their ears and eyes are opened, and they hear, see and understand, and would never interpret the words of Jesus in a literal or theological manner.
Unfortunately, as I mentioned previously, the words were seized by those who would not only not understand, but wanted, for reasons of their own self interest, power and control, at a time when the Roman military empire was in decline, to replace the pagan Mithraic religion of the time with a new one, and one that could be manipulated to be an instrument of control over the masses, replacing the sword with the Bible, and the fear of death with fear of an eternity of burning in "hell", and so it was the Roman army was replaced with the Roman church in order to maintain and expand their "empire", but which later was to divide in to further factions, resulting in many centuries, known as the "dark ages", the factions of the same religion fighting each other and those who would not conform to their system, the results of which history is witness to today.
The outcome of this turn of events is that we are now nearing the end of a great age, the "world" mentioned in the Bible, the reason Jesus came to Earth, the age that most people are still not prepared for but know is coming, as witnessed and felt on many levels by increasing number of people every single day.
These "ages" are cycles that recur ad-infinitum with immutable regularity, each culminating in a new phase of life where those who are ready have the potential to progress to "higher" states of being, while those who are not ready will have to begin a new cycle of learning, eventually evolving to greater states of Being, but only when ready. These great cycles of evolution happen every thousands of years, and are a great opportunity for those humans who are ready to progress.
Here is how this process is described within the Bible:
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind, Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be in the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous,and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord". -- Matthew 13:47-51
This passage means quite simply that at the end of the age, those who are ready will progress to the inner worlds where a new phase of evolution will commence, and those who are not ready will have to face the "furnace" of teaching of the physical Universe until they too are ready to progress. Note: the "furnace" mentioned in this passage is nothing to do with the "furnace" of "hell" or "purgatory", - this is simply another example of mis-interpretation and twisting of men for their own ends as a method of control.
The important fact to keep in mind is this. The Bible is in fact a book of Initiation first and foremost, in other words Spiritual growth, with many Metaphysical teachings about how to live a life of health, abundance and happiness at the same time and to prepare for the end of a great cycle, an age which is nearly upon us.
It is my wish that as many people as possible are informed and prepared for the end of this great age, whatever it may bring on all levels, and you can be assured that I am completely dedicated to bringing these truths to as many people as possible in the time remaining.