The Lord’s Supper and Psalm 23 Translation

by Raymond Phelan on June 14, 2015

lords supperAs beautiful as the Lord’s Supper ritual is, apart from a few ceremonial words and bowing of heads at Mass, there isn’t a non-ceremonial equivalent of this life-changing event at the everyday practical level. The application of Psalm 23, I feel, is the nearest opportunity to participate in something as a means of growing Christ dynamism, cosmic understanding, and greater spiritual abundance in our daily lives, from work or home.

Psalm 23 translation follows later in this article.

Mainly referred to as the Last Supper, this most solemn event in most formal religions is about receiving the blessed Eucharist, thereby celebrating Christ-empowerment, which I totally respect. But, for the purpose of this article, the latter title of the Lord’s Supper is the one being referred to.

When esoterically translated, the word “Lord” refers to Law – and, more specifically, Cosmic Law, as opposed to subconscious conditioned mind law; in other words, thy Lord, or, [function of] Cosmic Law, is the resultant dynamic of raising our consciousness by way of Lord’s Supper meditation.

The first commandment given to Mosses on the Mountain (symbolizing transcendent moment in meditation) reads: “I am the Lord [Cosmic Law] thy God [Eternal functioning Authority] thou shall not have strange gods before Me” – “Me” representing our own Higher Self or eternal functioning Christ within — Transcendent aspect of the awakening soul.

While traditionally cognized as a historic event (and, respectfully, may well have taken place in some format), esoterically the Lord’s Supper represents conscious inner communion with — or feast of — divine love celebrated at the individual level in transcendence meditation.

This most personal declaration of soul quietude is practiced on the Alter [Mountain] of inner Silence [unconditional faith] for the purpose of surrendering to Divine Law; an act of individual devotion whereby experiential Presence of pure consciousness becomes known at the Heart level as separate from intellectual ritual equivocation through outer identification.

Of course, what we title such Presence, Power, and Law, is our personal, or, traditions’ choice, but, what is unequivocal at experiential level — beyond “ritual remembrance formality”  — is the Nature of the Divine Mind – [the] Law of eternally indwelling Christ – “Me” as my soul or Self.

From a mind-stilling perspective — the Lord’s Supper is about gathering or centering our scattered mental activity into one-pointedness — single Eye awareness — whereby all our purposely designed spiritual mechanisms become cosmically active. In Yogic terms this is known as “action through inaction” — transcendence through dynamic silence. Thus, the Lord’s Supper is a means of becoming cosmically or Christ Empowered; a vibrational process of awakening the metaphysical disciples in the brain — our route to full humanity.

“Full humanity” realization initially involves awakening the kundalini at the base of the spine, which, as we know from previous articles, when activated in meditation becomes stepped-up awareness — transmuting into Christ consciousness; thus, from “be still” do we “get to know..” experiential Bliss leading naturally to Unity or God-consciousness.

Other Cultures

Other cultures have different names for this Lord’s Supper equivalent – the ceremony of awakening the kundalini or life force as a healing dynamic. For instance, the Kalahari Bushmen call this event “boiling the Num”; a trance-like shaking and twirling whereby “boiling” (awakening) the life force becomes a tangible Presence for all their healing and life-needs. This trance-state “shaking” resonance of 7.83 hrtz (cycles per second) is comparable to the earth’s pulse — to Nature — and works absolutely the same as any modern Yoga technique or intense religious ceremony. In fact, I perform a version of this in my own daily Yogic routine.

The Australian Aborigines – one of the oldest cultures on the planet — refer to this process as Dreamtime, calling the rising kundalini or life force: “tumpinyeri mooroop,” meaning “the life spirit of electromagnetic energy”. For both the Kalahari Bushmen and Australian Aborigines, entering into a trance state (the Lord’s Supper) and connecting up with the earth’s vibration of 7.83 Hrtz (think transfiguration on the Mountain) brings about actual spiritual healing for those participating. So laid back about it, they enter totally into the ceremonial “trance” thereby experience direct Presence of Love — of Christ — without referring to such as Christ; here, vibration validates Cosmic / Christ “connection”; for, like water and air, what we call these all-vital life-sustaining elements is irrelevant.

Biblically, of course, the Lord’s Supper isn’t highlighting a once-off formal Supper, rather a process of continually gathering the inner (brain) disciples, of crucifying lower-self thought structures — ego — leading to Christ Nature — cosmic consciousness becoming fully formed, established within the physical nervous system and physiology.

Dying to ego

Each time we enter into transcendental silence, we’re performing the Lord’s Supper, becoming cosmically attuned, for, egoic mind cannot know transcendence. Jesus puts it, “anyone who gives up (crucify) his lower egoic life for Me (inner Christ) will have eternal Life”. Each Lord’s Supper meditation makes eternal status more blissfully known unto consciousness.

Ego, by its corruptible nature, cannot crucify itself, cannot be in charge of “my kingdom is not of this world” process; ego and transcendence are of two incompatible levels of consciousness. Therefore, other than trans-mutational silence, there’s no intellectual mechanism whereby ego can “surrender” willingly, so to speak. Therefore, what we do is, narrow the focus of [our] awareness – convergence — “if thine [mind’s] eye be single then thy whole body will be full of Light”. But beware, just when it seems we’re free [of ego], the ego insidiously tempts us back into pleasant, complimentary thoughts — even a thought of God is the same as any other thought. Thus the constant “restart” of daily meditation is vital to ensure success of crucifying ego, thence, successful transcendence.

“Take this all of you and eat, this is my body.. do this in remembrance of Me”

“Eating” his flesh is equated with receiving [unto consciousness] spiritual truth; a spiritual concept pertaining to digesting / expression of the Lord’s Nature through our physiology and nervous system – knowing divine love as an ACTIVE Law  ingredient – thus, “baking bread” and “eating” is sharing what we’ve gained through experiential inner Christ or Bliss Presence.

Regularly “eating” His nature leads to establishing Christ personality — the revelatory and celebratory feast or “wine” of His Heart. Similarly, when expressing unconditional love with friends, family or perceived enemies, we’re simultaneously “eating”, “wining” and sharing Divine Nature –  “Breaking” Love-Bread.

When Christ becomes fully formed in consciousness then we can say Christ is living eternally through us. Becoming as bread sharers among the multitudes — filling many a heart basket of His love — our own Heart simultaneously functions through Universal or divine Mains rather than egoism battery power. “No greater Heart love can be known by he/she who lays down (surrenders) their lower-nature life so others may see Divine Light [through us].”

Transcendentally attuned, our Hearts are ever-replenishing of the Lord’s Presence, ever reflecting the never-changing Law of Love consciousness; eternally united in the never-diminishing Light of Spirit that others may be drawn unto, we rejoice knowing our soul reflects Divine Will — Cosmic Consciousness.

With Jesus essentially being a soul psychologist, and the Bible a book on Mind / Soul science, the imperative becomes obvious:  that we actively participate in the Lord’s Supper as an everyday meditational inner transformation event leading to use of our full brain capacity — through which-ever closet format or practice we adapt — and not so much fixating on historical events and geographical locations. Reality is NOW in every corner of the cosmos simultaneously, and its realization is through the unconditional, uncontaminated Present Moment — “Me” the Christ within.

“Remembrance” for church-goers is referred to at the consecration of Mass where the individual soul, on receiving the Eucharist, becomes consecrated again in the Lord / Law / Christ within – healing the “Fall of Man” episode of our lives. Similarly, our own “closet” practice, fulfills the Lord’s Remembrance blissfully and dynamically.

Deliver us O Lord.

Scripture states it’s by Grace – divine healing, pure forgiveness or integration of sin – that our soul becomes saved, “Delivered” from on-going ignorance-suffering. Grace, or Deliverance, thus, is a transformational outcome: a process of deconditioning the deeper mind’s accumulations of subconscious thought patterns responsible for the daily actions which we unwittingly perform under lower-self law.

It’s important to reflect when “praying” meditationally – stillness attuning – that, it’s God who works the Grace, not us. “Not I, but my Father in heaven which doeth the healing” — restoration of soul to wholeness. Silence being the loudest prayer, it’s the password-conduit to inner Me / Christ, when lower ego, for the duration (usually twenty minutes) of our meditation, has totally lost its corrupting influence. Regularity of practice establishes “duration” as the permanent state of cosmic consciousness.

Understanding that WE cannot deliver ourselves unto Kingdom consciousness, we begin to see the absolute necessity of practical application to symbol-structured scripture; we begin relating to where, and through which means, biblical language is instructing — providing the reader with Law-based knowledge in achieving Christ consciousness — Eternal life. Thus we see biblical “Grace” as purification of subconscious conditioning — enabling us recognize the associated implications should we consciously chose to ignore such profound messaging, that, the Kingdom [of Love / Christ] is Resurrected within consciousness through meditation.

How meditation and Psalm 23 relate to the Lord’s Supper

In this great Psalms becomes Realized as a “state of belief” / Transcendental silence,  then, as a spiritual dynamic, it becomes enormously powerful — our thoughts supported by the full force of Nature.

When, through meditation, Transcendental Silence becomes the ever-present, immovable, immutable, unalterable Awareness, thus, vibrational communion with the Almighty becomes established; thereby carrying out Jesus’ command of going to our inner closet, thereby die to, or, crucify the corrupt one, ego, lower-self, thereby know Transcendental Silence, the state [of belief].

A point relevant to spiritual healing and overall manifestation is that, it’s not the object of our belief that’s important, rather, Belief itself, which state (Biblical’s image and likeness) is innately present within all humans awaiting validation through the self-referral processes — consciousness aware of itself alone [in pure silence].

It’s really not so much belief “in” [something or someone] but of validating Unity consciousness “I and the Father are One” – thus fulfilling John 6:47 “I tell you the truth: whoever believes has eternal life”. Eternal life is a present possession in consciousness, not a future reward; eternally, meaning, of God Nature.

Is reciting this powerful prayer regularly sufficient? Well, that depends on the level of developed belief-consciousness the words pass through. All formal prayer words are indicative and don’t in and of them-selves bring about Kingdom consciousness. In this regard — for it’s the overall nature of Psalm 23 which needs to be lived — some soul cleansing needs to be carried-out. In other words, intellectual knowledge alone doesn’t alter the state of the soul into belief. If it were merely a matter of reciting words, there wouldn’t be any need of scripture’s call to raising ordinary human consciousness through [mental] silence hence leading to belief consciousness — the Bible’s central theme. As we know, Jesus warned against materialistically based “give me this—give me that” form of prayer.

Formal word-prayer should be about vocalizing gratitude for already present spiritual abundance regardless of whether such is visibly in place, and not so much a begging session for specific materialistic fulfilment. When consciousness functions as ever-present Silence – the state of Belief — all intentional pure thoughts become realized, thus, momentary life becomes our non-ending prayer [of purity] in preparation for the next Plane of Life where our true nature of Total Belief [the state] comes fully into play.

Who is the Good Shepard?

Here the word “Good” is referring to state of Transcendental Nature not a qualitative human attribute. “Shepard” represents the all-encompassing [Cosmic] wisdom, the guiding and compassionate nature of such Divine state.

Once realized that the Good Shepard is our own indwelling Christ, then Psalm 23 becomes powerful beyond its written words; our life dynamic takes on His cosmic, all-joyful, all-knowing eternal Potential.

Like the metamorphosis of caterpillar into butterfly, consciousness undergoes transformation into the unbounded spiritual Nature we’re each designed to Realize; then, through our focused conscious awareness, divine interpretation of our momentary life is ever of Higher perception; thereby, our soul’s “revelatory” capacity expands enabling revelation of the promises of our indwelling Good Shepard Nature: sourcing wisdom cosmically — rather than from ego’s memory bank — becomes our natural ability.

When Good Shepard awareness – continuum of pure consciousness – becomes established, it can be said we’ve become the Promises [of Christ] – become the eternal living Christ in all our human affairs. As Cosmically-infused beings of Divine Law — and all the wholeness such represents both within and without — we’ve fulfilled this stage of our evolution of establishing Eternal Christ within consciousness.

As Good Shepard nature is imperceptible to the five ordinary senses — “no eye has seen nor ear heard” — transformation becomes our life’s purpose. For Divine nature to be known, such can only be through a compatible [pure] consciousness, hence, regular purification and transcendence.

When read through and evaluated esoterically, be uplifted, that, each time we meditate, Psalm 23 and its entire ethos is forming within consciousness – His forgiveness Grace is preparing for Revelation unto our own “City of David” [raised] Consciousness.

                                                            Psalm 23 / Good Shepard Translation

The Lord is my Shepard: The Law of God’s Commandments — functioning through my indwelling Christ — guides my every intention, activity and expression at my conscious use of Christ nature.

I shall not want. I shall not want for any good thing, for the Lord has already provided His All-Joy, All-Happiness, All-Creativity AS Presence within.

He maketh me lie down in green pastures: Green pastures here symbolize Divine Abundance. We’re declaring that, through replenishment of His Bliss-Mana in meditation, all areas of mind, body, spirit, are divinely prospered — know Abundance Nature.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. Still waters symbolize the soul. Through this meditation my struggle for peace is over — a reflection of my soul’s contentment — divine peace is now the all-pervading Presence in my life.

He restoreth my soul: Having endured seperation from God — Fall of Man — now, reunited, my soul knows wholeness. I affirm this soul prosperiety to be my experience, my way of life. His Purity reigns Supreme in my Heart eternally.

He leadeth me in the paths of righeousness for his Name’s sake. “His Name’s sake” — His Nature — pervades my every thought and subtle intention, thereby is right thinking, right action garunteed. Only life-supporting thoughts, words and deeds emerge into my expanded consciousness, thus only good goes from me, only good comes to me.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: Raised in Heart consciousness divine insight, understanding, reveals Eternal Truth, that, there is no death only separation from Love’s Presence. Through this meditation, cyclical illusions are shattered forever, revealing thus unto Heart the continuum of pure consciousness.

For thou art with me; My Heart abounds in bliss: my soul reflects His Spirit Nature. My Heart’s senses are quickened to See and Hear divinely, my mind, body, soul are ever-full of His compassionate and forgiving ways.

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Through this meditational Silence, thy Rod — chakras / spinal glandular system and Rod’s Crook — brain physiology / pineal, pituitary glands — are now optimally functioning thereby my entire physiology expresses Divine Intelligence; thy Staff — steadfast in Faith through purifying wisdom and understanding, my unwavering soul rejoices eternally.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: With consciousness raised Knowingness reveals, that, mine enemies are product of my own mental thought patterns; at this very moment, all negative mindsets are integrating – Christ, my indwelling Shepard, is overseeing this entire deeper mind functioning.

Thou anointest my head with oil; Biblical oil and anointment symbolize praise and thanks-giving. With the two primary glands in the brain — pineal and pituitary – activated, I Heart-praise the Lord fully for the ongoing manifestations of peace, happiness and love witnessed in my life.

My cup runneth over. For a cup to run over it must first be full with unconditional love now the over-flowing reality of my momentary awareness, the capacity to extend and recieve love in every situation, is my  reciprocal, joyful privilege.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of  my life: Through this Silence communication, the Lord’s nature of boundless love, peace and happiness rebound within my Heart. All aspects of my life-living reflect active praise, gratitude and compassion — I render divine service unto others in / for, His Name’s sake.

I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. With “Law of God consciousness” fully established as Enlightened Awareness, my soul rests eternally in Christ — my Good Shepard — and there is nothing good I shall want, for, already I receive the Kingdom of Heaven. My Heart perceives eternally, thus, it dwells joyfully in His Love House (Christ consciousness) forever.

Amen.

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Joshua Tilghman June 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Raymond,

Excellent translation of Psalm 23 for us!

As always, your interpretation takes us to the heart of who we are, and who God is through us, and finally, how to make us KNOW and connect in a practical, straightforward way.

For all who are interested, I recently read Raymond’s book, THE ABSOLUTE SECRET, and I thought it was a MUST-READ for all who are wanting to understand more about meditation, how it affects the body and mind through the raising of consciousness, and how it connects biblically with scripture.

Thanks again, Raymond.

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Raymond Phelan June 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

Hi Josh,

Thank you as always for your welcome comments and for endorsement of my book, THE ABSOLUTE SECRET — delighted you found it helpful. Yes, Josh, it’s all about Heart consciousness which essentially is Unity or God Consciousness. I’ve developed this theme a little further in my reply to Megan.

Blessings,

Raymond

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Megan Sullivan June 14, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Wow! What an awesome interpretation of Psalm 23. I have always been around traditional, literal views and to make this connection is really interesting!

Megan

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Raymond Phelan June 16, 2015 at 6:46 am

Hi Megan,

Good to hear from you and thanks for your comment. Yes, literal interpretation, while comforting to the mind, can limit and anchor the mind intellectually only, whereas the intention of the Psalm is for practical awakening of our spiritual or Higher Heart. The Psalm is a bit of “cart before horse” if you will: the words are a snap shot (of the Psalm’s author who has experienced) of what we would experience post the Psalm’s expression — post raised consciousness. In other words, the words, while absolutely beautiful, are directional to meditation practice leading to raised consciousness, and not solely for recitation.

Like the Lord’s Prayer, Psalm 23 is a complete formula of successfully living in the Spirit — each line a lesson of spiritual potential to be explored / awakened in consciousness and expressed through our Heart. Thus we’ll come to understand that reading the words is only the beginning of a most wondrous journey of Heart — when words dissolve into Presence.

Here are the links from a previous article of mine in the same interpretation vain you might find clarifies this subject further.

Blessings, Megan,

Raymond

http://www.spiritofthescripture.com/id2481-the-lords-prayer-the-essence-of-divine-cosmic-expression.html

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Robert June 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Raymond,

Another fascinating article on esoteric interpretation of biblical concepts and scriptures. Your writing always encourages me to meditate more seriously because of the benefits of tuning into the wisdom of elevated consciousness found in this silence practice.

I am interested in the 7.83 hertz . I know it as the Shumann resonance. Lighting striking all around the world (50 times per second) at any instant give off a spectrum of weak, low frequency electromagnetic radiation (1-100 hertz). The cavity of space between the earth’s surface and the ionosphere, with air as an insulator, amplifies radiation at 7.83 hertz. This number is related to the length of the circumference of the earth around which this cavity is forms. Our brains are able to resonate with this frequency by slowing down our brainwaves through meditation to 7.83 hertz.

I have found that if I do not “also” practice the conventional form of interpretation, prayer and worship that relates to the exoteric level, that I do not get the same quality of results as far as my life falling into place, becoming peaceful, and experiencing successful interventions. So for me the Shepherd is not “only” the “inner cosmic Me”.

I was not aware until now of your earlier book from 2010. I will certainly take a look at it. I don’t think you have this one on Kindle from Amazon. Take a look at your Amazon page. They have this book listed twice at two different process. The first listed book has only one new one left in stock, and 15 used.

Blessings,
Robert

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Raymond Phelan June 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Hi Robert,

good to hear from you and thank you for your nice comments on my article.

Yes, you’re absolutely correct, the brain state of 7.83 Hertz or cycles per second known as Shumann resonance is available to meditators. It’s all about lowering the oscillations of the brain to function in harmony with Nature, or, Cosmically. This subject on the four brain states – Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta — and their equivalent oscillations is covered comprehensively in my book “Transforming Your Life” in Chapter 5 I think, titled ‘Theta brain speed and lowering the brain’s oscillations’.

This level of functioning, of comprehension through a Higher organisational capacity, the level of Nature, I feel, is where scripture is directing — maximum brain coherence, or, Total Knowledge or, “full humanity”, which divine state is gained naturally through regular daily meditation.

Yes, we still haven’t formatted “The Absolute Secret” for Kindle. As regards “used books” : some retail outlets return their unsold books after a certain amount of time. So the “used” books are actually new books which haven’t been read by anyone. I will mention both these points and the two the different prices, Robert, to my publisher, thanks for highlighting.

Blessing, my friend,

Raymond

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David September 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

The punch line is The Lord(Cosmic Law-The Christ ie the New Man) is my Shepherd(All Encompassing Cosmic Wisdom). The Christ Consciousness, who is the Anointed One, guides our feet and light unto our path. The path unto blissful peace. Then that same peace is the bread passed to the multitudes bringing peace unto them. This website is a blessing to me and spiritual progression, realizing the Christ within myself. Reprogramming the Ego program in our minds in stillness…. Walk into the Christ as my dwelling place(Psalms 90:1-2). Amen to this post in the nature of Christ. Peace Love & Light!

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