As I’ve written in several blogs, the bible is well coded in symbolism and allegory. If you study the history of the bible translators, you will recognize the coding. The reason they coded the bible was to keep the wisdom sacred, which we see is needed in this day and time. Why do I say this?
Since we are in the Informational Age, we have easy access to information. Prior to the computer age, we had to search through hundreds upon hundreds of books to find one answer. True knowledge was kept sacred from those unwilling to research. It was kept from those who want everything given to them the easy way. Yet, no one book had all the answers. It took diligent work. Learning the answer was like searching through several books to find the pieces to complete the puzzle.
There was a time when the searcher (student) would ask a guide to assist in finding the answers. If both the searcher and guide agreed to work together, they developed a partnership. The searcher became an initiate. Now, times have changed. Anyone who has a little piece of the puzzle becomes the guide. The searcher, now, takes a piece of information from each giver, puts the found info together, and interprets the meaning. This is dangerous because the giver doesn’t have to show and prove any sign of once being an initiate.
Yesterday, I wrote in the blog I AM that God is the mind. I will extend the explanation as God being the super conscious mind and Jesus, the conscious mind. Therefore the Holy Ghost is the subconscious mind. We have the trinity. The Holy Ghost isn’t spoken much of because it is the holder of a person’s habits. It does what God or Jesus commands.
The subconscious mind is also seen when Jesus challenges the Jews and the wise men. Both uphold the tradition throughout the New Testament. When Jesus brings a new form of thinking to the old ways, the old way becomes hostile and feels disrespected. The allegoric story of the old way of thinking being replaced with the new is explained in Ephesians 4:22-24.
22 that ye put off, concerning your former manner of living, the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,
23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,
24 and that ye put on that new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Jesus began challenging the traditions at the age of 12, when he wandered off from where he was supposed to be. In other words, he began challenging tradition. He questioned the educated people of tradition (Luke 2:46-47 “And it came to pass that after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished at His understanding and answers”).
The story goes on to say his mother Mary question why he did what he did. This has been taught to mean that she questioned why he left. However following this blog, she is real questioning why he is going against tradition. We learn that his parents were dedicated Jews. Jesus answered that he was doing his father’s business (Luke 2:49 And He said unto them, “How is it that ye sought Me? Knew ye not that I must be about My Father’s business?”). In other words, he is thinking on a higher level than man’s tradition, which is what the super conscious expects.
This brings us to the topic Peter. According to Matthew 16:18, Jesus told Peter, “…I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Peter is the foundation of his thinking. He is the protector of Jesus’ new thinking. Peter’s story gets interesting in the garden. The garden represents the subconscious mind, where thoughts are planted and become habits. There are many mansions (thoughts) in God’s house (John 14:2).
Judas sells Jesus out to the Jews. Judas also represents tradition or the subconscious mind. He is the old thought that refuses to change. Therefore, he seeks the old mind for help against this new thinking. This old mind (Jewish Priests) sets out to arrest (stop) Jesus at night. The old mind has become dark with no new thinking. Remember John 1:5, “And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” The light is the new thinking.
When the priest came to apprehend Jesus, he asked who they were looking for. They replied Jesus. He answer, I AM he. The priest fell backwards to the ground (Matthew 26, Mark 14, John 18). This new light (knowledge) was too strong for them.
After gaining their composure, they went to grab Jesus. Peter cut off one of their ears (John 18:10, Matthew 26:51, Mark 14:47). Jesus heals the ear back on the priest. By this time, Jesus has matured to know that a person can’t ignore the world because of this new thinking. This is a lesson for today.
The normal reaction of a searcher who finds new information is they cut off their ear and stop listening to anything else. This is done for one of two reasons.
- They feel they have received the ultimate information needing nothing more.
- They don’t want to hear any new information that may disrupt their current belief.
Never stop listening because you found or hear new information. The world is ever changing. Although the information is new to you, doesn’t mean it’s wrong or new to the world. The simplest thing can connect the dot, which could take you to a higher understanding of yourself and the world around you. Always keep your ears open. You never know what you may find.