23 May Insight #9
The Sermon Teachings
We said in our last communiqué that we would examine the Sermon on the Mount. So, here it is. This talk begins in Matthew chapter 5. “And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
“3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
On first reading, this does not make any sense. However, when thought about and looked at differently, we come away with this perspective.
People who are poor in spirit are those who may be the ones who do not proclaim to be religious at all. In fact, that may be more spiritual than most religious people who claim to be religious. You will not hear from them “I am a Christian first.”
Through the silent awareness of God within and without, there is no need to profess anything, just to harmonize to IT and give thanks.
“4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
When you hear the word “mourn” you immediately think of the loss of a person. However, people can mourn the loss of an aspect of their personality, of their ego. When this is done through the process of understanding, comfort is reached. Its attainment comes in the form of knowing the concept and the patterns associated with that concept, and letting them go through a continuous conscious awareness. Giving up the ego is the very best thing you can do in the material plane.
“5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”
There are a few different ways to view and apply the word “meek.” We use the definition of those with quiet strength. This is a strength that is built on experience and depth of understandings. Those with quiet strength usually have a great degree of personal power. This, too, is built from experience. When the dust settles, those with personal power and quiet strength will prevail.
Just as the Children of Light will prevail, so will the Children of Darkness, who appear to be dominant at this point in time. They will always be present because they work through the emotions, which is why it is essential to get them under control.
“6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”
This is addressed to all seekers. If you moved away from some aspects of your traditions, culture, family and, maybe, religion, then you are a seeker.
Many have found a way that works for them. On some levels that is good. However, if nothing in their life changed other than appearance because of time and place, one continues to live out their patterns of behavior.
Seekers who continue to seek, to question, will see changes in their lives when they look within. The deeper one seeks answers to questions about oneself, the more understanding is achieved. This is true spiritual power. It is from that place that you are co-creating your reality.