08 Aug Self Knowledge #2
In the King James Bible (KJV) it is stated, “There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren without seek for thee. And He answered them, saying, Who is My mother, or My brethren? And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and said, Behold My mother and My brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother.” (Mark 3:31 KJV)
As you can see form the Teaching, there MUST be a disconnect, a cutting of the cord. This does not mean that you must abandon or outright reject your parents. It does mean, however, to reject their concepts. Here is the Teaching that addresses that: “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26)
The above Teaching seems to be very harsh and appears to be definitive. Yet, when looked at with eyes that see and interpreting it symbolically, we get a much cleaner and deeper meaning.
To begin with we start with hating father, symbolic of authority; mother, symbolic of sustenance, security; wife, symbolic of companionship/partner; children, symbolically examples of your personal expression; brothers, symbolic of male energy, they could also represent competition, depending on the nature of the relationship; sisters, same as brothers; and self, the current ego, Emotional Self are all symbolic reflections of your belief system in action.
What is being taught is that if you are to achieve Christ level of consciousness you must let go of your concepts relating to authority, sustenance, security, companionship, expression and competition. You must begin to rely solely on the Teachings, which are based on the immutable laws of God.
Being a disciple means to have a disciplined approach to living. Become a disciple unto your Self, your Spiritual Self.
See where you think you may need more discipline. Also, look at your strengths that are disciplined. You can use the Universal Teaching “look back in order to see ahead” and draw on the success and strength of that discipline and bring it forward in the now to help you grow.