EAST & WEST

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The Holy Bible contains all the spiritual knowledge we need for the salvation or healing of our soul, combining ancient practices of the east with the ancient instruction found in the Sacred Text of the west.

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD…”  Exodus 14:13

The word still means quiet self, be silent, keep (put to) silence.

“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”  Revelation 8:1

Silence in heaven is the key to opening the seventh seal. Heaven symbolizes the mind. The seventh seal is the seventh chakra.

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”  Revelation 1:7

If this were about the physical eyes, it would be plural, not singular. This is about “the third eye,” the spiritual eye, through which we gain insight pertaining to the things we cannot see.

The verse is clearly about Jesus, symbolizing truth, which “cometh with clouds;” coming with or through the thoughts of that spiritual heaven called the mind. Truth comes to us through our mind by way of the Spirit.  East and west, Spirit and word.  The Spirit is the power that delivers the word of truth, first to our mind, and then to our heart if we don’t resist it.

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:27

The “lightening” and the “Son of man” share the same symbolic meaning, which is truth.  Jesus was called the Son of man, the son symbolizing the seed or word of truth through which man is spiritually healed. There is mind-level healing and there is heart-level healing.  The two are not the same.  The former is accomplished through the power of the mind, the latter through the power of the heart, which is christ.

The East is associated with the Spirit and the Mind. The Spirit works through mind-body disciplines or practices such as yoga to bring calmness to the mind, and wellness to the body. During the practice, one is encouraged to “trust the breath,” the breath symbolizing the spirit. When the children of Israel journeyed through the wilderness, they were to trust Moses, symbolizing the Spirit of God. But they resisted, forfeiting what comes with the holy spirit working through the mind, which is tranquility.  In stark contrast is the anxiety that is possessing the minds of so many these days, the cause of panic attacks.  So many on anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs. Clearly, man is resisting the holy spirit, whose deepest purpose is to bring us into the truth regarding the source of this anxiety and depression.

“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do aways resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.” Acts 7:51.

In the eastern practice of yoga, one is often led to put his hands to the third or inner eye, which is associated with higher consciousness or spiritual sight—the meaning behind the mythological Cyclops.  Another example of the spirit working at a mind-level is the eastern practice of Reiki, performed through a technique similar to the laying on of hands for the treatment of physical, emotional, spiritual or mental disease.

It’s when we combine the ancient practices of the east with the ancient instruction found in the Sacred Text of the west, that we activate the ultimate healing power called christ.  When meditation is performed following the ancient instruction of the Holy Bible, the 7th chakra is opened, through which the deepest level of the soul is healed.  The Spirit, activated or manipulated through ancient practices of the east, while evoking a response that can heal mind and body, cannot, by itself, heal the sub-conscious, which is the heart— the deepest and most important aspect of the soul.  To heal the heart requires us to follow the ancient instruction of the Sacred Text of the west.  The Spirit, in conjunction with the works of the Word, has the power to heal us mentally, emotionally, and physically, which is salvation of the soul.  Moses, in conjunction with Aaron, led the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt, symbolizing the addiction of The World.  Physical bondage or addiction is of the mind and body.  But the source that drives it is the spiritual bondage of the heart.  To be delivered of our spiritual bondage requires what Jesus calls the regeneration.

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”  Matthew 19:28

The word regeneration means the act or process of re-forming. As Spirit and word formed the physical heaven and earth, spirit and word are needed to form our new spiritual heaven and earth.  The word is the works of creation, which Jesus instructs us to believe, which means to obey or put action to.  Those that are in the process of the regeneration are metaphorically sitting upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, which are the works that brings of their new creation into existence.

Judgment is symbolized in scripture by fire.

“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.”  Revelation 3:18

Perhaps you have heard new age teachers talking about the “violet flame,” their understanding of which will be limited to the source through which they received it, through the Spirit, which makes it an incomplete truth. To receive complete truth on these spiritual matters will require us to incorporate the Word. The gold tried in the fire symbolizes the purity that comes through the judgment.  A “flame” is part of the fire. The seven colors associated with the twelve tribes of Israel or twelve sons of Jacob are the seven colors of the rainbow. And what do we find at the end of the rainbow; upon the conclusion of our spiritual judgment?  Gold, symbolizing purity. The color “violet” is associated with Naphtali, a son of Rachel’s bondmaid, symbolizing bondage.  This is where we make the transition from seeing the bondage of our mind to seeing the bondage of our heart. This is where we make the transition from the kingdom of heaven, symbolizing the realm of the mind to the kingdom of God, symbolizing the realm of the Heart- the throne of that healing power called christ.

It is time to incorporate the Word, which provides us with the ancient instruction through which we are made holy.  It is time to bring a deeper meaning to the many religious ceremonies and celebrations through the Word.  Let’s look at the eastern festival called Holi, also known as the “Festival of Love,” the “Festival of Colors,” or the “Festival of Spring.”  It celebrates the eternal and divine love of Krishna, and signifies the triumph of good over the evil.

The east is associated with the Spirit of God, which is Love. However, it is through the spiritual works encoded in the Sacred Text of the west, which the colors represent, that we reach Love, which is why Jesus said, you can’t come unto the Father except by me, which is to say, you can’t come to Love except through truth, which being the word of God, is the spiritual works or instruction through which we are made holy, triumphing over evil. East and West.  Spirit and Word.  Love and Truth.  Christ. The spiritual anointing through which we are healed on a soul-level.

Christianity, the religion of the west, is not the source for the Word of God.

Paul the Liar

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001

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