I dedicate this post to any who feel weighed down with the burden of shame, each who have made choices which have implanted within their mind pictures of ugliness and debauchery, of varying shades of grey instead of the brilliant whiteness of holy purity. My heart swells with desire to help rescue those who have learned habits and character traits of stress and inequality, who dwell within the muck and mire of the carnal and temporal world.
I especially dedicate this post to one who knows that it is he that I am addressing, who has in the past exemplified degrees of desire to become purified and “enlightened,” yet has repeatedly “missed the mark” and backslid into the abyss.
“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18
Largely misinterpreted until now, Jesus was directing attention to one’s Light Body or AURA. He was saying that if one is without EnLIGHTENment, one does not have to stay there in the lonely, shame-ridden darkness. Compassionately, he also provided the IN-SIGHT to assist one to walk UP-wards into the LIGHT.
Yet, he said, “Come now, and let us reason together.” This is hugely important! Because we each have “blind spots” and faulty neural networks, WE REQUIRE one with “eyes that (REALLY) see” to assist us from our darkened ways. To rely upon one’s own ability to “reason” makes us inept “fools”… stuck in darkness. In order to completely heal, tremendous humility and dedication are required. Yet the promise is: “…Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
[If you have not yet read my former posts on “EnLIGHTENment” then please do so. http://loveistheanswer.info/enlightenment-the-second-birth-experience-part-1/ http://loveistheanswer.info/enlightenment-part-2/ ] Please ponder deeply what I share here as well. Utilize your imagination.
When one is dwelling in the lower vibrational emotions of shame, anger, fear, worry, and with a lack of ability to clearly hear, trust in, and obey one’s Divine Self, there is little light within or surrounding one’s body. One is scripturally a “Lamanite” or dark skin. Again, these references have nothing to do with one’s physical race or the pigment of one’s skin, but all to do with the degree of LIGHT within one’s being that radiates out.
“Sins” are the thoughts and actions that bring low-level vibrations… a dark aura. These low vibrations can be “seen” by some and even photographed to give a visible representation of one’s character and fleeting feelings when one is choosing thoughts and actions that are out of alignment with their Inner Voice (“Holy Ghost” or conscience). When Jesus was discoursing upon sins being “scarlet,” a better translation for the color “scarlet” would have been a muddy red color and not the vibrant red that we usually envision as “scarlet” today. This muddy red color arises in one’s aura who is choosing to dismiss and act contrary to their inner guidance. Those with “eyes to see” can perceive this darkened light of a fallen countenance resulting from feelings/ vibrations of anger, shame, fear, guilt, and discouragement.
And now to unseal two very misunderstood stories within scripture.
SWINE were anciently used to symbolize those individuals who were self-centered, carnal, with desires for the sensual, material things of the world. Two stories within the New Testament utilize pigs or swine. One is the prodigal son. In brief, a second son took his father’s inheritance and frivolously wasted it in riotous living, eating with the swine before he finally became humble, realized his true inner hunger was not being satisfied, left the pigs (swine) and returned to his father. “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.” (Luke 15)
The correct interpretation of this story is that an individual is given instruction from a spiritual “father” or mentor yet does not truly appreciate its wealth nor the degree of love and assistance his “father” is offering. Without a pure receiving heart, he leaves his relationship with his “father,” and turns instead to the sensual and worldly. He “wallows in the mire” (mud, carnal, earthy). Rather, he seeks to fulfill the lusts of his flesh through sex, materialism, and other forms of debauchery, forgetting the divinity of who he Really Is. Finally realizing that each step down that path just increases his degree of angst and prevents the carnal itch from ever being scratched. He changes his mind and heart, leaves his former thoughts, desires, actions and relationships, and turns once again to his “father.”
And what has he realized are his truest desires? “…Make me as one of thy hired servants.” In other words, teach me the Real Truth of Who I Am, because I finally realize My Truth is not to be determined by ANY ONE outside of myself and without Your assistance. In deep humility, he desires instead of the former, incapable-of-being-fulfilled sensual and carnal lusts of the flesh, but his newly realized desires are to become a spiritual “eunich,” a servant capable of being trusted because he is no longer capable of being distracted by the temporal material world and is, accordingly, capable of becoming integrous and “useful” in his “father’s” kingdom.
In another account, Jesus recognized the evil spirit within a man (“neither could any man tame him”). Yet, when this man saw Jesus from afar off, “he ran and worshiped him.” Jesus commands the evil spirit to come out of the man and asks his name. The evil spirit responds “My name is Legion: for we are many.” Jesus commands the evil spirits to depart and enter into a herd of “about 2,000 swine” who then ran violently down a steep place into the sea and were choked in the sea.
Here we have a man with tremendous mental confusion (“cognitive dissonance”), who refused to become a gentleman; “neither could any (WO)man tame him.” This confusion of inner chaotic voices is the “legion” or many people in his life to whom he is turning in order to give himself validation and direction while living “untamed” in the carnal material world and its relationships. This represents one turning to his family members, friends, and other “experts” to point out the truth and path one “should” be walking upon. As Jesus taught the man, the confusion ceased, peace came and he was emotionally healed. Yet, the many others to whom he had been turning, who (as swine) were not ready to leave their beliefs and carnal lives, became even more confused than they were and “were choked in the sea,” or rather, were drowned in the floodwaters of low-level emotion/ vibration…. until THEY, as “Legion,” were ready for the Real Truth of their own beings and allowed their own (confusing) “evil spirits” to be “cast out.”
(Think, people! For those who have interpreted this story literally and without the symbolism I have just unfolded, would Jesus endorse cruelty to animals? Would 2000 pigs collectively stampede many miles before jumping off a cliff to be drowned in literal water?) 🙂
Yet, back to the promise: “Though your sins be scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be like crimson, they shall be white as snow.” By following the “Stairway to Heaven,” one is capable of changing from dark to light.
Each of us has had experience making choices that seem to offer good feeling, only to realize that the feeling was not lasting pure happiness, but temporary pleasure resulting in greater shame, guilt, ugliness once the neural feel-good flood dissipated. These choices wound our spirit and can set one up for a lifetime of loneliness and misery. These wounds bleed… crimson and scarlet into our aura. One often learns to bandage those wounds with more temporary feel-good distractions of food and sex, work, physical activity and competition. These lustful appetites are bandages that are never effective, however. The blood always seeps through and stains one’s life further. The only permanent healing is by applying the words of Christ which compel one to look UP and fill one’s self with HOPE and enCOURAGEment. (Read and ponder deeply Matthew 5-7 on the right.)
IF one decides that ENOUGH is ENOUGH… I choose the LIGHT!… IF one commits to one’s Inner Real Self to listen and follow It’s direction, leaving the old ways and their merely temporary feel-goods, the old thoughts, the prior relationships and actions… IF one truly and zealously leaves the old self behind, then indeed, one’s light (aura) changes from the muddy-red-brown color into one as “white as snow.”
Jesus said in Luke 12:49-53 “I have come to set the world on fire.” Diligent applying of “the Ten True Commandments” (see the link to the right) assists one to heal one’s heart, body and spirit, cleansing the muck (muddy red color) from our blood (symbolic for our desires), our physical body, and our spiritual body (our aura). As one learns to cease listening to the other mortals in our lives, look continually UP by diligently applying the “True Ten Commandments,” one becomes filled with LIGHT… enlightened. “The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of his being.” Proverbs 20:27
If an individual does not come to know his True and Divine Self, but continues to believe and protect the enigma of his illusory self that has been created by all the outside voices, then he remains mired in spiritual poverty; a swine. Thus, it is to those who are “poor in spirit,” who have not established connection to their Inner Pure Voice that Jesus holds the ladder and shines his light upon each step. Once confronted by a group of Jews intent on stoning him, who said, “We are not stoning you for any good work but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God,” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods?” (Psalm 82.6 ‘You are “gods;” you are all sons of the Most High.’)
So, dear Reader, DO *YOU* Know and Live as if you are, indeed, a Divine, Pure, Holy Advanced Being? Do you make each choice, every thought, from a position of a “God,” your Truest Highest Self? Are your words impeccable? Can you be trusted by those who are emissaries for the Divine? If not, what stands in your way? Are YOU living your life in any degree of cognitive dissonance? Do you have continual spiritual focus or are you confused because of listening to a “legion” of outside voices? If you have become a “swine,” are you ready to change your mind, your life, your friends and confidants? Are you ready to have those sins that are scarlet or crimson to be turned into the brilliant white of a pure lamb’s wool? Are you yet prepared to see the flaming light of your being? Do you desire to climb the stairway to your own EnLIGHTENment and become a “white (pure) and delightsome people?” 2 Nephi 30:6
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?”
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others!” (Marianne Williamson)
To my dear, Beloved, readers, I invite and implore you to look at your choice:
*merely existing as a SWINE who rolls in the mud of the temporal world and its enticements and relationships, who has that muddy dark-skinned aura and heart, whose flame is destined to be extinguished within about 72 years or so
*becoming a LIGHT-FILLED and Radiant Being who is capable of correctly and Joyously serving others for their long-term good as a HU- (God) Man BE-ing and extending one’s perfected body into the Eternities where he/she is capable of experiencing complete and True INTIMACY with an eternal partner existing within a sociality of others of like exalted vibration
Which do you choose?
“Choose ye this day…”
With great HOPE for *YOU*…
In my pursuit of Real Truth, I have given up everything. Crawling through the “eye of the needle,” I have learned the *mysteries* and am now giving my life to assist YOU to dis-cover Who *YOU* really are, along with your unique gift to offer humanity. As you learn to seek (in the right place and with purified intent), you WILL find treasures of lasting value, along with every promised reward. Together, we will establish a society of humane beings and live life ALIVE, on PURPOSE, and with a sociality unequaled… because we will each BE and view each other as equally and profoundly DIVINE! Please… catch this Hope and Vision and join with me.