Self Knowledge #4

Previously we presented a few Universal Teachings from the masters. Now let us examine them with eyes that see.
In the Bible, we are told to have eyes to see, ears to hear. When you think about that statement, you have to wonder what is being said, since most of the people could see and hear. Obviously, it means something else. A deeper, more aware meaning.
Eyes that see, see the thought and its energy manifestation, behind whatever they are looking at. Know that all that is before your eyes is partly your co-creation. You can find the Teaching in Matthew 13:15-17 KJV.
To listen intently to words and tones of people speaking to you. Within their communication, there may be seeds of many kinds. You may ‘see,’ or even ‘feel,’ openness, friendliness, as well as many others, including dissension, or wants, needs, desires, and each is a stimulant for a patternistic response from you.
In terms of having “eyes that see and ears that hear,” Jesus said, “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God; but to others in parables, that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” (Luke 8:10 KJV)
Everyday your mind is talking to you. It is trying to help you find and stay on the path that leads to the ‘straight gate.’ That gate leads to the ‘kingdom within.’ Here is the Teaching relating to the ‘gate.’ “Enter ye in at the strait gate, for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. 14. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
In the Thomas Gospel Jesus said: “I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one.”
You can see that, on many levels, man has not found the gate, and is not being taught how to look for it. Additionally, if we are to believe what Jesus said, in the sense that “few are they that find it,” or that he will choose “one out of a thousand,” makes you wonder about everyone praising and thanking Jesus for this and that. It appears from the Teachings that this IS NOT the way to be or go. It is as if Jesus knew what MAN would do with and to the Teachings, and Jesus himself.
As man seeks to travel the path that is spiritual, he is doing so by following dogma from each religion and movement. These are not necessarily guiding man into himself, where all the answers he seeks reside. Man is being led to look outside of himself for God and the joys and gifts of that relationship. Jesus saw this and said: “Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?” (Luke 6:39 KJV)
There is a cliché that states: ‘you see what you want to see.’ This implies that the way you look at someone or something, the way you perceive it, is based on HOW you want to see it. However, you may not be seeing it for what it really is.
On the personal level, looking at another human being, the way you see them is through your belief system. Your belief system shades your perception, just like ‘rose colored glasses.’ The perfect analogy is opening your eyes under water. You can see, although not clearly. Your vision is distorted.
Here is a Teaching about perception and clarity: “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?” (Matthew 7:3 KJV)
The ‘beam’ is your belief system. It is through this that you act, interact and react to everything in your world. Your belief system is created and based upon those subconscious concepts.

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