16 May Insight #8
Make the Two One
Today we will begin with the interpretation of the Teaching that was inserted at the end of Insights #6. We will start with Jesus’ words: “When you make the two one, …” This statement was also said in Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh.”
This Teaching acknowledges that we entered the material plane as ONE entity, and eventually became divided.
Here is the Teaching on that event “On the day when you were one, you became two. But when you have become two, what will you do?” (Thomas #11) “And when you make the inner as the outer, and the outer as the inner,” This statement is in keeping with the Universal Teaching “what is within will manifest without.”
“and the above as the below,” Here he is saying to bring heaven, the above, into everything you do. “…and when you make the male and the female into a single one, so that the male will not be male, and the female [not] be female,” The essence of true equality.
“…when you make eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in the place of a hand, and a foot in the place of a foot, [and] an image in the place of an image, then shall you enter [the Kingdom].
In the above verses, eyes represent, vision, perception and also perspective. This is saying, however, it is your look at life, so change it, grow it, expand it.
Examine your belief system. It is “the plank in your eye.” This statement is from this Universal Teaching: “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5). Learn to incorporate the Universal Teachings as the glasses you wear so that you have a true clear perspective. This is also akin to the psychic ability called clairvoyance.
A hand in place of a hand means to change the way you handle things. An example may be someone who’s only consideration is a material perspective, whereas it would be better for all if it were more spiritual.
The feet represent direction. You point them in the direction you want to go, and they take you there. Last, and maybe most important, change your image. In other words, give up your ego. Lessen the voice of the Emotional Self and let the sound of the Spiritual Self be heard.
As you can see by the symbolic examination of this Teaching, there is much to be learned from all of the Teachings presented by Jesus and the other great masters, and much to be done to enter the “kingdom of heaven.”
Think about the roles you play as a man or a woman. Seek to understand them, so as to be able to better express them in a balanced and harmonious way.
We will continue to explore and examine the “sayings” of Jesus. We will start with the Sermon on the Mount in our next communication.