The Harvest is large, but the workers are few: Matthew 9:35-38

by Raymond Phelan on May 29, 2017

Consider the Bible’s creation: written over a period of 1,500 years and consisting of 66 books, the Bible was written in 3 languages on 3 continents and authored by 40 writers of many different cultures and systems of philosophy. The Bible’s contributors, from all professions in life, were all agreed on one thing: there is a unified field which holds everything together in this universe. The field to which they refer is called the Unified field of consciousness. I believe all these biblical authors were disciplined and committed mediators who knew the secret of transcendence, of coming upon the Unified field of consciousness within, the source of Pure Bliss. It might even be the reason why Cyrus the Great 2,500 years ago built gardens of relaxation in the busy capital of Persia.

For this scripture to be of any practical benefit, we must read it as applying to ourselves, the reader, and not addressing historical people and events. At its core, much of the Bible’s message is instructional on coming upon the Unified field of consciousness. Because the Bible is symbolism-based, literal interpretation will always come across as incomprehensible. In this context, I feel some people can be easily led by robe-attired persons spouting dogma through a microphone from a pulpit or dais.

In Matthew 9:37 we read that Jesus informed the disciples that the harvest was large but that the workers were few. Why did He say this to His disciples? In my previous article on the five loaves and two fishes, we established that the Apostles are in fact symbolism for the 12 cranial nerves, the 12 baskets or channels, which, when awakened, become overflowing of divine nature. So, here in Matthew 9:37 Jesus (the process of Higher Self awakening) is again referring to the 12 cranial nerves, the asleep aspects of our spiritual faculties — the 12 basic patterns of human personality, the human soul. But more than that, Matthew 9:37 also implicates the five senses, the chakra / glandular system, the mind / heart and intellect – dynamics through which the Higher Self is birthed, expresses and reflects within consciousness.

So, what exactly is the harvest to which Jesus is referring? Harvest here has a double meaning. It can symbolize the harvest of conditioning, the ego awaiting healing thereby releasing the spiritual potential of our own divine nature directly into consciousness — inner Christ nature awaiting liberation, or transformation of our human hearts and minds, healing the aspects of the lower-self personality. Then, again, harvest is the creative bliss-nature of Pure Being – eternal awareness awaiting the reaper, the knower, the expresser. This can also be understood as “the Promises of Christ” – Promises here meaning the innate eternal Potential of the Higher Self. A biblical Promise does not of course mean that if we do this or that then we will get a promised reward of sorts, no, for such would be conditional prayer, of ego conditioning. A bit like that awful phrase “fake it till you make it” – how deceitful a way to live Truth!

We’re told in Matthew 9:35 Jesus went round all the towns and villages healing and expressing compassion in the synagogues, healing every kind of disease and sickness. Such diseases are the cumulative results of wrong living, addictions stored in the lower-self, the rooted illusory mind-sets — to include false dogmas — resulting from spiritual ignorance of our own inner Reality. Esoterically, then, what are the towns, villages and synagogues? Village here means village of the five senses and town means the undisciplined mind and its soul destructive content, while synagogue refers to the 7 churches, the 7 chakras of the glandular system, the foundational base or portals through which spiritual awakening takes place; through which our inner spiritual nature is birthed and grows to become experiential Lamb of God or Christ Consciousness. Similar to the biblical husband, Joseph, the seeking awareness who nourished Mary — Spark of divine inner light — into birthing the Christ nature within consciousness. Thus we have village, town and synagogue symbolizing senses, mind and asleep portals awaiting activation for deliverance of conscious spiritual awareness.

For now, let us focus some more on these three symbols and we’ll return to the “workers” and “owner of the harvest” further on in the article.

The subtlety levels of our mental / nervous system faculties are: 5 senses are grossest, finer than the senses, is mind, and finer than mind is intellect, beyond intellect is He or Christ. The senses always follow the mind, therefore, in order to directly enjoy the spiritual Harvest mentioned in Matthew 9:37 the mind, senses and synagogue must be made capable of reflecting Pure Being or Divine nature within our consciousness. Hence Jesus visited the towns, villages and synagogues – Jesus being the purifying dynamic of refining and perfecting the entire inner faculties which facilitate and uphold Christ Consciousness.

Now, this state of Pure Being, Potential, already exists as perfection within each of us. We don’t create it, rather it’s gained through the space created in the conveyor belt of our habitual dominant thoughts, thereby allowing silence seep into awareness thus kick-starting the whole awakening process, when choice becomes a conscious action. The preaching which Jesus engaged in with the crowds in the towns, villages and synagogues was not of course the usual preaching one might expect from a religious Pastor or Priest, respectfully. Biblically, the word “crowd” symbolizes excessive thoughts and ego fabrications, therefore, Jesus speaking to the crowds, the people, is the act of purification during meditation, of calming the turbulent, chaotic surface mind and emotions, of making the intellect resolute, steady, thereby making enlightenment awareness a conscious reality. Silence being the loudest prayer, therefore, Christ communication is by way of vibrational silence achieved in meditation. This is how Divine Spirit or Higher Self, encounters itself consciously, how divine communication is made conscious thereby to spiritualise matter. Such practice over time decontaminates, dissolves the negative thought patterns of the human condition, the subconscious convictions which blight our Soul’s spiritual harvest of peace, joy and contentment into our hearts and minds. In other words, the sword of Pure Knowledge cuts asunder, depotentiates, the ever-recurring subconscious falsehoods which brought about our initial separation from God. Thus, Knowledge through meditation neutralizes and heals separation-conditioning causal of our Soul’s fall from Grace. Gradually, by the infusion of bliss or divine contentment into the mind, the nature of the mind, senses and intellect become transformed, re-patterned – the towns and villages set free! Thus, Jesus became the Christ. On the way to becoming Christ-Nature ourselves we don’t fight darkness rather introduce the light whereby is darkness, spiritual ignorance, eliminated.

Who then are the workers in Matthew 9:38, and, how do we recruit them, and, who is the owner of the harvest? Well, the workers are those spiritually awakened aspects of the 12 cranial nerves, 7 chakras, the 5 senses, mind and intellect which, through regular daily meditative silence, activate themselves to function spiritually. Because these divine channels have remained dormant due to our spiritual ignorance, now, by way of transcendental silence, they awaken to facilitate higher dimensional perception. They, the workers, provide spiritual context to our life, awareness and wisdom teachings which bring inner direction, healing and wholeness to every area of our being and mental environment. Once commenced upon, a daily meditation program will provide the silence the inner faculties require to facilitate divine birth within our consciousness, resulting in a new cosmically orientated life style and understanding. The owner of the harvest is our own inner Christ “the anointed One”, when, in revealing His nature, transmutes the blighted landscape of spiritual ignorance into Revelation of His eternal harvest of Love unto our purifying virgin-consciousness.

In 9:39 we read that Jesus (mind in meditation) “gathered the disciples”, meaning, when we sit to meditate we gather our mind, intellect and senses whereby our entire inner mechanisms come to convergence, atonement, one-pointed, become withdraw from outside sensory stimulation. By this constant alternating exposure to the light of the Higher Self in meditation, are our spiritual faculties (12 Apostles) over time made permanently pure for divine reflection. Remember, the Higher Self is already Pure, it’s the generational conditioning which requires integration. Thus meditation is the way of becoming a harvester of Christ-nature for re-sowing back into the world, back into the universe where every soul harvester matters.

In meditation the mind transcends the field of relativity. This miracle of bringing divine nature into the relative world is how the individual soul becomes aware of its own God-Nature potential, subsequently to become established in, thereby to live such. It’s the means by which our life functions in the Name of Christ — Name of Christ meaning in the Nature of Love — the Higher Self. Expressing His Nature / Name at a practical level is to live the state of His forgiveness towards others in our life, expressing the state of unconditional Love in every situation. For, in truth, we could not perform in His Nature without His forgiveness, without purification of our inner mechanisms. But, ego-consciousness will work to deny such happening thus the need of integration of Higher Self and lower self.

Matthew 9:36 puts it: “As he saw the crowds, (our destructive thought patterns and ego-created mind-sets, our inner hell) his heart was filled with pity for them (the purification which takes place in meditation), because they were worried and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (fearful, stressed out, without Higher-Self guidance, living through dense spiritual ignorance)”. Then Jesus gave the instruction: 9:38 “Pray to the owner of the harvest (meditate, become silent in mind thereby know Pure Consciousness directly, the Christ within) that he will send out workers (emit divine Love, emit purified waves of love and understanding throughout our consciousness via the 12 cranial nerves) to gather his harvest (making our awareness capable of reaping and reflecting His Nature.)”

The reality is, we cannot know God-Consciousness directly in heart through a lesser or impure system, through mind-sets and conditioning which simultaneously deny the Christ within. Hence we surrender the lower-self activity authored by the controlling ego. We willingly therefore surrender this awful yuk which has poisoned our spiritual hearts for so long. In so doing, meditation dismantles the clinging, impacting effects of materialism on the senses. Now, like biblical Peter, we’re ready to walk free from the hellish ego prison and into the eternal loving care of His Almighty Nature, permanently – the cycle of death / rebirth is broken, we have gained eternal life consciously.

If ego crucifying were not the requirement, then our “so called” divine nature would simply amount to a collection of opinions generated through lower ego. Thus meditational silence is the overall purifier of our mental environment. In this context, because the brain primarily knows only 3 states, wakeful, dreaming and deep sleep, transcendence is utterly vital. The brain doesn’t know the fourth state, transcendence, such has to be cultured, developed over time through regular meditation.

Meditation is the safest means of activating the Kundalini life force at the base of the spine which then travels upwards to the crown chakra opening the pineal gland and then downwards to awaken the pituitary gland and the remaining spiritual centres to include right side brain. Essentially, it’s the fusion of these two glands which bring about 3rd Eye perception — Eye of the Soul — also termed “the mystical marriage – Christ (within) and the Father as One. Here the full brain becomes familiar in transcendence — when both states, relative and absolute, function in unison happily and spontaneously: “and the wolf shall lie down with the lamb” Isaiah 11:6. Our inner mechanisms recalibrating to function cosmically thereby know Heaven on earth regardless of our physical environment or status in life. Spiritual ignorance is the greatest impurity of life, thus, Knowledge or Awareness, is the great purifier. By way of meditation, ego crucifying – transformation of the lower-self nature– is the single most important work we humans have to perform in our life here on earth. For, in essence, Truth is Silence, Divine Silence, its which sets us free from the lower-self suffering content, the suppressed aspect of our mind. It was stress and mental noise which kept the soul spiritually asleep, hidden from God, now its Silence that awakens the soul unto His eternal nature.

Revelation 8:1 puts it: “When he opened the seventh seal, (crown chakra) there was silence in heaven for about half an hour”.

Suggestion

Biblically, “Amen” was intended as a meditational Word Prayer and not the petitioning words which usually precede it. Therefore, may I suggest “Amen” Rev:19:4 as our Mantra, our Word Prayer, our meditational silence prayer as means of opening the seventh seal, which, Revelation states, no one else can open for us.

To practice: be seated and close the eyes. Pause for a few moments, taking a few inward breaths to calm the physiology. Commence inner hearing Amen over and over gently and softly for about 20minutes daily as follows: AHHH—MMMENNN… AHHH—MMMENNN … stretching the word without strain, without effort, aiming instead for gentle zen-like attention. If the mind drifts into “thinking about”, that’s ok, that’s the beginning of Awareness. Just come back, pause again, and restart. Each re-start after the pause will be from a deeper level of consciousness. It’s these constant re-starts which deepen Presence, deepen unbounded Silence, make experiential His eternal Love harvest.

Blessings in Awakening

Raymond

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Joshua Tilghman May 29, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Raymond,

Another great article with practical info as always. Your symbolism was well-interpreted, and I liked the way you provided some practical meditation guidance. I don’t know if you noticed, but Robert’s last article sparked a few comments asking about how he does his, so this will be an extra benefit. Thanks for the contribution!

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Raymond Phelan May 30, 2017 at 1:35 pm

Josh,

Thank you for your generous comment. Yes, we’re all looking for that magic formula that will “do it” for us. But, daily practice of the same mantra technique, will certainly work over time. The secret is not to chop n change because the ego may say so. Almost all techniques which entail mind calming, work, and by work I mean activation of our soul silence. But this silence is very subtle and cannot be evaluated upon by ego which is terrified of any type of silence. Perseverance and commitment is key.

Blessings,

Raymond

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Robert May 29, 2017 at 8:29 pm

Thanks Raymond, this introduced me to a new way of understanding the harvest. Instead of an army of evangelicals bringing converts into the church, the harvest is more about transformation of the individual to fulfill his or hers potential for transcendence, meaning awareness of ones higher consciousness and connection to the collective higher consciousness of everything- what you refer to as the unified field of consciousness. I’ll have to try the Amen mantra.

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Raymond Phelan May 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Hi Robert,

Thank you for this descriptive comment on the Harvest. Yes, you’re absolutely correct, it’s all about inner transformation. And by transformation is meant inner purification of all that is not conducive to soul-silence knowing. For transcendence to be in our meditation, capacity of the nervous system to become restful, non active, is key, thus has soul nature a prism through which to reflect divinely. Keep on mantra-ing.

Blessings,

Raymond

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Chelsea May 30, 2017 at 8:47 am

Raymond,
Great article and deeply thought provoking. I can only hope that mainstream Christianity will revert back to its intended purposes. There are so many that are so close to understanding yet so far. I often struggle to find words to express these beliefs, spiritual truths and discoveries when someone asks without holding them up for an hour. It’s truly and remarkably fascinating.
I appreciate the guided meditation tips. I have found myself to become increasingly fond of silence even while not in meditation. Spending time with my dog at home or cleaning around the house I find to be relaxing and “meditative” if done in silence.

Josh,
As always, thank you for your site and the contributors you have that share their insights. Expression is a beautiful thing! Can’t wait for more.

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Raymond Phelan May 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm

Hi Chelsea,
Great to hear from you, and thanks for this most interesting comment. I love where you say that you’ve become increasingly fond of silence even while not in meditation. Wow, this is fascinating, for this is a sure sign of soul-silence or Divine Presence functioning alongside our everyday activities. Once this silence becomes known in consciousness then it can be triggered through any gentle activity which takes the mind into the present moment — indeed such experience can be blissful!

Blessings,

Raymond

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Christine Hoeflich May 31, 2017 at 12:29 am

What an amazing article Raymond! “On the way to becoming Christ-Nature ourselves we don’t fight darkness rather introduce the light whereby is darkness, spiritual ignorance, eliminated.”

I so agree with you! There is just one thing I still have a different viewpoint on: the “crucifying of the ego” part which gets brought up quite often here on this blog. In my point of view, we don’t need to “crucify the ego” in order to achieve enlightenment. Rather, the ego has been being crucified for ages already, through us being “veiled,” or shielded from being aware of the Earth Experiment (as planned by the collective Higher Self). The collective Higher Self planned / engineered this Earth experience for the noble purpose of humanity gaining relatively fast spiritual and emotional growth, through difficult firsthand, direct experiences. The harder the experience, the faster the growth, was the reason. This is what I came to understand, after I connected to my higher self in meditation and followed through with its guidance.

Furthermore, this “crucifying” is clearly shown when one looks at the astronomy of this planet with respect to the larger galaxy, at this exact point in time! Things are at a tipping point right now and the astronomy shows it clearly (which I show in my book on the spiritual awakening process).

Plus: The above is good news. The ego going off on its own, being disobedient just because it felt like it, and then having to be brought back into control, well that’s not necessarily such good news. But if the collective higher self (God) had planned this fall in consciousness, for the noble purpose of achieving the fastest path to spiritual growth, well that’s real good news, isn’t it? It sheds new light on humanity, no?

Now, after I wrote the above, it occured to me that you might equate “crucifying the ego” with meditating? Meditating will calm the ego, I agree, I just haven’t considered meditating as crucifying the ego. But that puts a whole new meaning on things!

Christine Hoeflich

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Raymond Phelan May 31, 2017 at 1:56 pm

Hi Christine,
Thank you for this really good comment. It’s a comment of two parts, I see. The term “crucifying the ego” sounds barbaric, but it stems from the iconic image of Jesus on a cross, and the esoteric message / symbolism regrading this image. When we were children of course we had no ego, we enjoyed a state of total oneness with our mother. Which is probably why Jesus said: “unless you are as one of these — pointing to a child –you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven” meaning, know the state of authentic happiness and spiritual contentment. As we grew into adolescence we developed a survival personality, a mechanism for dealing with our peers and fears, and the greater world. This is a created ego, often referred to as the lower self, it’s not our true Higher Self or awakened soul nature. In spiritual terms this created ego is false, essentially it’s an illusion fabricated to get us by inauthentically. It’s orientation is primarily through the left side brain. In “crucifying” or, to put it another way, stilling or depotentiating the conditioned personality, we open channels to the right side brain thereby bringing forward a spiritual personality which will express our eternal soul dynamic, our divine nature. Thus the lower self ego is incapable of expression in this heart-centered way. Therefore, regular meditation is a vital practice of transforming this illusory, fake identity, into an authentic spiritual personality, one which reflects our awakening soul. Regular practice should eventually lead to transcendence where we experience the absence of ego-content, hence “crucifying the ego”. For, in transcendence we will not find traces of lower self nature, as the conditioned false ego cannot go where the eternally-existing consciousness resides. For this state is the transcendental realm beyond duality signified by the “cross”: the horizontal beam representing the ephemeral nature of earthly existence: our present lower nature — cross beam –is placed over the vertical beam, the eternal aspects of our divine nature. This also explains the sign over the cross which reads: “Hail king of the Jews”, meaning, praise the meditator who successfully crucifies the lower nature by means of meditation. A Jew in this context isn’t referring to the Jewish Nation or religion, rather, to one who persists inwardly with their spiritual discipline of daily meditation. Hope this throws some extra light onto this fascinating subject. thanks again, Christine, for your comment.

Blessings
Raymond

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Robert May 31, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Raymond, wow, that was the clearest, most thorough explanation of the relationship between crucifixion and meditation I have ever seen in one paragraph. I’m looking forward to your continued exchange with Christine.

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Raymond Phelan June 1, 2017 at 10:07 am

Robert, thank you so much, that is indeed a most generous comment. As always, great hearing from you, thanks again.

Blessings,
Raymond

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Christine Hoeflich May 31, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Thanks for your comment Raymond. Do you see the practice of meditating and following through on one’s inner guidance as *integrating* the higher self (higher consciousness, right brain, intuition) with the ego self (normal consciousness, left brain, logic), or is the ego self eliminated in that process? Or are only false aspects of the ego self eliminated? In other words, we have a greater understanding.

Blessings to you, too.
Christine

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Raymond Phelan June 1, 2017 at 9:54 am

Hi Christine,

Thank you for your reply. The ego in essence is a psychological prison from which we must each free ourselves from. Due to identification with the body and the environment, the ego constructed this distortion, this illusory way of seeing reality, thus bringing about an imagined dis-union or separation from God. If, for example, before inner transformation, we looked at a beautiful object, the ego would then assume authorship-control of our experiencing, we become as if lost in the object leaving the subject as if annihilated. Prior to spiritual awakening and left / right brain integration, ego assumes full executive power of our every action: “me” “mine”, I do this, I do that, I like this, I hate that, and so on, which authorship is a lie, it’s not the reality — this is the biblical “thief”: ego taking what does not rightfully belong to ego. The “owner” of all activity belongs to the universal laws of nature which carryout the entire evolutionary process — but which the eternal soul is above. In other words, Eternal Existence is beyond the evolutionary forces of nature. Hence the fabricated ego is an impostor, a distributor of false reality, a self-construction for survival through spiritual ignorance — biblically put: “and darkness descended upon the land”, land, meaning consciousness and, darkness, egotism. Thus meditation transmutes the spiritual darkness: from imprisonment of the psychological ego activity, thereby activating the spiritual faculties into soul-serving thereby finding our way Home. The practice is indeed integratory, that’s why we each perform such, thereby birthing a spiritual personality. It’s how we achieve total left / right brain harmonization-functionality. Thus, in actual meditation, the underlying inherited bases for lower ego is dismantled, eliminated, along with it’s controlling mind-sets, leaving our consciousness attuned cosmically for fulfilling our Nobler purpose of Unity with the eternal Divine. Indeed, we could say that ego was necessary in order for overcoming it, for none of us are born saints. Thus the creation of ego-dynamic would seem a generational carryover, all stemming back to biblical Adam who is accredited with creating the first ego. This elimination of ego-consciousness is our single and greatest challenge in life. The transformative process move us from the repetitive earth cycle of ego-existing and re-birth, into Pure Consciousness Existence — eternal life.

Blessings, Christine,
Raymond

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Robert May 31, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Raymond, I used to have a lot of obstacles to believing that bible scripture was secretly coded to reveal concepts that were a part of Eastern religions. Here is one bible scripture that helps get over the obstacles, from Revelations 11:8, “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt where also our Lord was crucified.” So here the crucifixion is symbolic rather than literal because the literal place of the crucifixion is Jerusalem. Sodom and Egypt are symbolic of excesses in doing things for ones own delights and empire building, respectively, activities we can attribute to the ego. The Lord’s crucifixion is symbolic of our own purification by death of the excessive ego nature.

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Raymond Phelan June 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Robert,

Yes, when that obstacle is removed, indeed, the difference in relating spiritually through expanded awareness and deeper capacity of understanding is like the difference between trying to read a road-sign while driving on a clear day compared to a foggy night. In truth, I never really understood any scriptures until I actually started meditating, then the whole biblical encoding retrospectively clarified from a practical perspective. Yes, Rev 11:8 is certainly depicting a symbolic crucifixion and not a literal as you have rightly observed. In paraphrasing Rev 11:8 in your last sentence you hit the nail right on the head: “The Lord’s crucifixion is symbolic of our own purification by death of the excessive ego nature”. That sums it up well!

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Christine Hoeflich June 1, 2017 at 8:48 am

I’d like to share a few more things…

So when Jesus was in contemplation and prayer (“meditation”) for “40 days and 40 nights,” after that he was “crucified.” (His “ego” was “killed” on the “cross.”) Is that how we’re supposed to view it?

But there is also another important cross. And that’s the invisible cross in the heavens and it has to do with the Earth and our solar system with respect to the rest of the galaxy. There is a cycle the Earth goes through with respect to the galactic plane, that is the result of the “Earth being off its axis.” Astronomers call it the Earth’s “wobble,” which takes about 26,000 years to go through one cycle.

The cross consists of the vertical North pole of the Earth and the horizontal galactic plane, which happens twice every wobble cycle. Along with that, the North pole tips toward the center of the galaxy (galactic light) half of the time, and the other half of the time in the wobble cycle it tips away from galactic core.

Our planet is going through the tipping point right now. In other words, we have a cross in the heavens (“crossroads”) right now.

The Mayan calendar is based on this galactic cycle. (Which we didn’t have the technology to measure, until the later 70s, according to astronomers, after we have space traveled. I mean, there’s also nothing to “see,” or observe, either.) But anyway, our Zodiac is based on that wobble. The zodiac is a representation of the constellations around our planet’s night sky when the Earth goes through the 26,000 year cycle, and the zodiac is believed to be at least 10,000 yrs old, older than the Bible.

The late Father Charlie Moore, who was former district attorney to Santa Cruz County, CA, a scholar of history, theology and language, who later became a Catholic priest, taught that the Word of God was not the Bible. Rather, the Word of God was the Universe. He also taught that the Jesus portrayed in the Bible was not the real Jesus. The real Jesus was a shaman, who was trying to bring Judaism back to its roots: Shamanism.

What is a shaman? Someone who has a deep connection with their higher self, and through that connection, with all the rest of Creation. Isn’t that what we’re trying to do here?

Father Moore passed away in 2006, but he has a book he has written and there are several lectures of his, and radio interviews, online. I also discuss all this in my book, “The Spiritual Awakening Process: Coming Out of the Darkness and Into the Light.”

I think it would be good to integrate all this and to bring all this knowledge together. It could make a difference to the planet.

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Raymond Phelan June 3, 2017 at 10:59 am

Hi Chistine,

Thanks for this comment. Yes, that’s generally how we’re to understand “crucifying the ego”. But it’s not so much about “killing” the ego, as you put it, rather it’s about integration of lower-self nature into spiritual personality, spiritual ego or, Higher self expression. It’s the constant daily surrendering unto purifying silence which performs the crucifying, resulting, over time, in the birth of the soul’s innate spiritual nature becoming as conscious awareness.

Yes, the late Fr. Charlie Moore, the Catholic priest from CA, was correct, that, the biblical Jesus is not the same as the historical man, which is not in any way to take away from the historical Jesus. The other really interesting points, Christine, in your comment, regards “the wobble cycle” and the 26,000 earth cycle and so on, I’ll leave commenting on these for the moment, if that’s ok. Wishing every success for your book: “The spiritual awakening process: coming out of the darkness into the Light”. I’m sure it’s a fantastic read, where you cover the earth’s wobble and the earth’s 26.000 year cycle, and other galactic matters. Well done! Thanks again for your comments.

Blessings,
Raymond

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Steven Lynn Klassen June 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Raymond, what a warm and inviting blog. Its so good to know others are hearing and experiencing the mystical flow. I am a songwriter…here is a song about meditating on our eternal existence… https://youtu.be/swzdhRC5O98

I am currently writing a new song…the theme is..”If all we like sheep have gone astray…the question becomes, where are we from and from where did we stray. The flock in which we lived in perfect bliss in the beginning, the fold we return to in meditation.

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Robert June 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm

Steven, interesting connection between Isaiah 53 about the sheep going astray and meditation bringing the flock back, bringing scattered thinking back to a focal point to experience the quiet truth.

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Steven Klassen June 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Robert, It seems the mystery of the Lamb unfolds to reveal the second coming to be listening to the still small voice..i.e. meditation. Elijah comes before and proclaims “prepare the way” after being alone “asleep” under the Juniper tree (Buddha meditates under tree). Elijah is depressed, told to go to the Mountain Horeb. There his power is revealed, not in the fire, or the thunder, but in still small voice. John the Baptist(Elijah) proclaims “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” To behold, in meditation the Lamb mystery. All we were once in the eternal flock before time and space, in meditation and as the mystery is released, we see that we have never left this spirit eternal flock. The “Sin of the world” the tree of knowing good and evil is taken away. We “BEHOLD” the lamb. This mysterious message is interpreted within the still small voice and mediation. Jesus said, “I have many flocks”…The “Lamb” opens the seven seals in meditation and we see and remember the eternal place we have never left, thus the Kingdom on earth within us. Thanks for your replay…

t

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Raymond Phelan June 3, 2017 at 9:53 am

Hi Steven,

Good to hear from you and thanks for your nice comment. Yeah, liked your song a lot on Youtube, a really pleasant, easy-listening ballad with profound lyrics and melody, thanks for sending and wishing you well with it. As you say in the song: “sing here comes the sun”. Also like the theme of your upcoming song! Yes, it’s all about becoming re-Membered into our spiritual Home through meditational silence — the deeper silence which vibrates the primordial Chord of our soul, the sonic bliss code that reaches unto Heaven!
Blessings,
Raymond

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Steven Klassen June 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Thanks Raymond for listening to my song.

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anny June 11, 2017 at 12:52 pm

Hi Raymond,

This is a great article with a lot of food for thought. You seem to approach every subject from a different viewpoint than I do and still the outcomes are more or less the same or complementary. I love that. Now you introduce the Unified field of Consciousness from which all Bible authors draw their inspiration. That is so true and I am sure that it is the same for all of us who engage in writing articles or comments from a sincere and loving viewpoint. I can only access that level of consciousness when in a state of meditative focussing.

I do have a somewhat different view on the phrase: ‘Fake it till you make it’. At least, I got to know this as the way to reach the goal one is praying, striving for. This was explained according to the Law or Attraction, if I remember correctly.

It was explained in terms of vibrational frequencies. In order for whatever you pray (and work) for to manifest, you have to live in the vibrational frequency of that particular aim already. In other words: If you want to receive something you have to start living as if you had already received whatever it is. Or: give thanks already for that which you hope to receive as if you had received it already, as well as for everything you did receive already. By living in this way you will raise your vibrational frequency. This is not aimed at spiritual purposes only of course but is valid for those as well.

I suppose that they did use this term ‘Fake it till you make it’ in order to describe this process because of the rhyme of the words ‘fake’ and ‘make’ and to catch the idea in a short, strong sentence but I agree with you that the word ‘fake’ gives it a somewhat negative flavour.

You write that meditation is the safest way to raise the Kundalini and of course I know that meditation is the all-important thing for you. However, I suddenly was reminded of the four Hindu ways of reaching enlightenment which are (if I remember correctly) meditation, devotion/prayer (bhakti yoga), good works (karma yoga) and physical exercises (hatha yoga). Of all the people who focus on one of these ways most also pay attention to one or two of the other ways. I was reminded of these different ways by the example of all those people who rise above themselves in times of crises in order to save or continuously care for other people and who seem to change into totally different people because of their dedication. One extreme example was a priest who during World War II gave up his life in order to save some else’s and about whom it is said that people saw a halo around his head after he died. So I believe that there are other ways as well to raise the Kundalini and that the safety level depends more on the quality of the manner in which you do it than on the way you choose for this process.

I love your explanation of the word Amen. I see another meaning as well, based on the numerical value of the three Hebrew characters of the word: 1-40-50, original Oneness – journey through the world of ego and emotions – return to the world of Higher Consciousness, this time with Conscious Awareness. The Trinity of the Process of the journey from God to God.

Anny

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Raymond Phelan June 20, 2017 at 10:49 am

Hi Anny

Thank you for this most interesting comment. Yes, in my article I could have said: sitting meditation is one of the safest ways / means of awakening and raising Kundalini from the base of the spine and into brain, but that such method is not the only way. My reason for putting it as is, was in some way to make readers of this blog-site aware of advertised electronic means of awakening Kundalini which I don’t consider natural means, and am not convinced of their mental well-being safety affect long term. That the natural silence created in the mind by way of sitting meditation — without electronic inducement — might be the safest option. I’m sure such methods were not available to the great masters / seers of antiquity of all traditions. But you’re right about the four Hindu Yoga practices as alternative safe routes to enlightenment — I totally agree.

But it’s important though to remember that the word Yoga means Unity (within consciousness) – biblically Yoke. That it’s an outcome of committed practice and not so much a title of our chosen discipline to spiritual enlightenment. That whatever spiritual practice we’re engaged in must ultimately bring about the state of Yoga. For instance, Karma Yoga isn’t referring to outer actions or behavior, rather it’s the activity of renunciation of mental action, a process (of meditation) which leads to Unity or God-consciousness, also known as Raja or Royal Yoga for this reason.

Ah yes, Anny, I’m totally familiar with the terms relating to “fake it till you make it”, for such forms a huge chapter chunk in my last self-help book: “Transforming Your Life — how to be all that you can be”. The book covers all that process of manifestation: “fake it till you make it” in great detail, although I don’t address content in such terms. People who are mostly materially-driven love the term. But from the perspective of becoming enlightened, “fake it”, and it’ subliminal premise, does not really apply, and it was in that context which it was written. But yes, you’re general interpretation of “fake it..” is entirely correct: that we should live and behave as if we’ve already received — physically or in consciousness as healing — that which we’re praying to manifest into our life.

As always, Anny, nice reading your comments and your own great articles! Thanks again for this valued comment and sincere apologies for the delay in responding.
Blessings,
Raymond

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Robert June 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm

The “fake it till you make it” discussion between you and Anny was very interesting. I remember the 1990’s charismatic Christian mottoes “believe and receive” and “name it and claim it”. I guess there can be a more superficial understanding of these concepts and the way they were sensationalized by TV evangelists to take advantage of people in need of a quick miracle. But some miracle healings and positive changes in life conditions did occur for a small percentage of people. Perhaps this small number were able to tap into the unified field of consciousness. As I understand development of consciousness, a person at a point of higher level of development might understand that our consciousness can alter material reality and that it is perfectly natural to expect it to. I think I am able to do this to some extent, but I struggle to maintain a connection to the unified field. I imagine this is where discipline and dedication in stable methods of connecting to the unified field are important.

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anny June 21, 2017 at 4:23 am

You make some interesting remarks, Robert, and you may have something there. There is much more possible than we are aware of at the moment. Everything is One after all and everything is energy. Even placebos seem to heal illnesses, which simply means that maybe the body itself is enabled to do the healing because the person believes to have taken a medicine that does it. And that concerns quite ordinary persons. Belief is very important in this respect.

I recently heard a story about a man who had terminal cancer. Then he received some sort of treatment that was reported to completely heal people. He believed it and was cancer-free within a very short period of time, much to the surprise of the regular doctors who had treated him. He remained healthy for a while but then read an unfavourable article about the treatment he had received and he was found to be full of cancer on his next examination. After a while another article ‘proved’ that the treatment was working after all and the man got cured again but on the next mention of doubt he fell ill again and died of cancer after all. It was his belief or his doubt that determined whether his body was healthy or sick, not the treatments he received.

I never seem able to remember many details of cases I read about but I understand that anything might be possible in this illusional world we live in. It is a game after all and we might be on the verge of discovering some new rules which open up totally new possibilities. But one thing I am sure of is that Love has to play a major role in all of this as Love is the main quality of the Oneness of All that is. We have lost sight of that for a while but are rediscovering that now. And Love of course will raise our level of consciousness tremendously as well.

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Raymond Phelan June 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

Yes, Robert, there are some lovely catch-phrases for triggering and centralizing the awareness to what is possible in our life — I like the two you mention. Anny has covered this quite well in her comment to you, and on temporary remissions via the placebo route. On the unified field of consciousness: do not struggle with this in any shape or form, for it’s the complete of struggle. If you practice your chosen meditation, present moment awareness program DAILY, and it brings you to a place of inner calm and serenity, this will grow naturally to form Unified consciousness: divine Awareness available at our conscious point of use, whenever/wherever. The nature of established Awareness-consciousness is belief itself (in everything). Thanks for comment, Robert.
Raymond

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anny June 21, 2017 at 3:44 am

Hi Raymond,

Thanks for your reply to my comment. No need to apologize for the delay as you did not know it was there.

I understand what you mean now with your statement about the safest way of raising the Kundalini. I had heard about these unnatural ways of doing so but never taken it seriously, and, to be honest, completely forgotten about it. I agree with your reply and in fact, without even being aware of it, meant more or less the same by pointing to the quality of the manner in which we do it.

You and I often mean the same thing but write about it in different ways. You go into details I never have even heard of and I somehow try to give the essence of a concept. In the case of karma yoga I mostly mention the kind of actions of people who engage in it (whether or not they are even aware of karma yoga) and you point to what has to happen inside a person in order to become able to do what he or she does and to reach the level of consciousness that they have reached because of that. As such I agree with you that karma yoga is an internal process but this process does have external consequences in the form of attitudes and actions. As such I have heard the word karma explained as action by Hindu teachers. They did not mention this internal process but are of course aware of it.

I know that yoga means unity. We even have this word in English as yoke and in Dutch as juk. The meaning of that is of course to make two oxen work as one or to carry two pails as one but sadly the implication has become that it is something too heavy to bear. The yoke also implies the need for balance in order to be able to accomplish the work and reach unity, Unity, again.

Love,

Anny

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Raymond Phelan June 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Hi Anny,
You make some really interesting comments here. On Karma yoga, it’s like describing the taste of water — not easy, but, here goes anyway. Karma yoga is an inward process for the purpose of outward expression. The inward karma / action refers to the mental process of bringing about inaction of the conscious mind. In other words, action (meditation) is that which leads to inaction (mental stillness). The outward karma / action is necessary for culturing the nervous system to withstand bliss-consciousness in our daily life, and it’s expression into the world. Thus Karma yoga is an inward activity for the sole purpose of gaining Unity / Yoga consciousness and it’s divine outward expression to establish permanency of its nature in the mind.

Your description of Yoke makes much practical sense. As you put it:
“The meaning of that is of course to make two oxen work as one or to carry two pails as one but sadly the implication has become that it is something too heavy to bear. The yoke also implies the need for balance in order to be able to accomplish the work and reach unity..”
I suppose we could also say, when life’s burdens become overpowering we empower ourselves with divine or Yoke nature. Anyway, I love this, thank you, Anny!
Raymond

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anny June 22, 2017 at 1:39 am

Hello Raymond,

Thanks for your reply. I had never even heard about this inward side of Karma yoga before, even though deep down I suppose I must have been aware of it somehow.

The first explanation I heard about Karma yoga was about making up for things you have done in a past life. Karma as action as opposed to Karma as heavy guilt that accounts for everything bad that happens to you in your life.

Karma yoga (and maybe also the other kinds of yoga?) seems to have so many sides to it. I suppose that the way teachers explain something also depends on a context within which their teaching takes place, if you understand what I mean. The first time I ever heard about Karma at all, I hardly knew anything about Hinduism. As such Karma yoga as positive action appealed to me much more than Karma as a kind of punuishment for your sins. Later I heard about that also as a conscious decision on our own part in order to experience ourselves what we had done to others in order to make sure that in another life we would never do a thing like whatever it was again. Also that I could see in a more positive light then.

It appears that there are so many sides to this, like facets to a diamond. It really gives a much broader perspective and everyone will probably focus on the facet that appeals most to him or her.

I also enjoy discussions like this because everyone can learn from them. When two or more contributors come together without fighting about who is right, things get relief as it were.

Anny

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Raymond Phelan June 22, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Hi Anny,
When a seemingly new-ish concept is launched into our awareness, there is a scattering of the intellect to collate from our known facts a basis on how we may apportion meaning and apply perspective to such. In relating this to Karma Yoga, see it as similar to the biblical word “Jew” meaning the inward-seeking (of God) person, or a Karma yogi: one finding the Divine within through the mental action of meditation: action — as described in this article on how to practice the word Amen as a word-prayer or mantra — is that which brings about inaction of mental activity: which action calms the lake, disperses the clouds to reveal the ever-present Sun. Thus a Karma yogi is one who actively engages the mental process in bringing about inner calm, leading eventually to the process (of the mantra) falling away, when the divine becomes known in consciousness.
Blessings, Anny.

anny June 23, 2017 at 5:41 am

Hi Raymond,

Thanks for your beautiful description of Karma yoga, which obviously means a lot to you. Still, the following description of Karma yoga that I just found: ”The discipline of selfless action as a way to perfection”, means very much to me too. I did know the principle but never saw it captured in such a beautiful phrase before.

The one does not have to contradict the other. The way you describe it fits seamlessly to your focus on meditation while the second appeals more to my focus on unconditional love in action.

In my view both are equally important.

Anny

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