books taboo? what ABOUT THE BIBLE
Up until about a year ago, I did not pay the Bible much attention, other than the occasional quote from a respected motivational speaker (like Jim Rohn) or researcher who might cite a scripture to emphasize a point. In my 20’s and early 30’s, during my academic and quasi revolutionary years (in terms of philosophy and worldview), I generally viewed the Bible as one tool of many used by the rulers of society as a way to pacify the downtrodden and oppressed and supply hope so the people would not rebel physically or mentally...
My attitude toward the Bible was solely based on what I observed in the church, the conduct I witnessed in churchgoers (especially my family, friends, and friends’ families), and the fact that the masses of people who have attended church for years were still STRUGGLING ON EVERY LEVEL (in terms of health, wealth, and purposeful living) with virtually no progress for whole communities.
By my late 30s, I’d begun to recognize the Bible as a book that exposed the mighty power of BELIEF and that if you knew how to use and apply it (belief that is), you’d be blessed by it. This had much to do with my work as a high school teacher and college professor of mathematics (and I taught everything from basic consumer math through Calculus 2) -- students who truly believed they could learn the material tended to do well, while those who believed they could not learn the material never gave the effort necessary to progress and excel. And their lack of performance became a self-fulfilling prophecy many students accepted as confirmation of their inability. This would be like someone saying “I’ll never be a marathoner,” sitting on a couch for a whole year, then going to run a marathon and coming in last place… and thinking to themselves, “I knew I was no marathoner, told ya so.” THEY ARE RIGHT, they’re not marathoners. Marathoners have a different understanding and know they must train and condition themselves in preparation for a marathon, no one just wakes up one morning and decides to go run a marathon. Likewise, someone looking to excel in math has to undergo the requisite training, but if they BELIEVE this is not so, that they don’t have to train OR there’s nothing they can do to become proficient because they don’t have the right genes, then their belief has ended the game before it began. BELIEF IS POWERFUL, but “BELIEF in Jesus” is not the endgame, goal, or message of the Bible. The message of the Bible goes FAR BEYOND BELIEF, THE BIBLE IS ABOUT KNOWING.
Last year, I came across a guy named George Washington Carey who lived from 1845 - 1924. He wrote, with co-author and understudy Inez Eudora Perry, GOD-MAN: The Word Made Flesh and The Salts of Salvation. This guy changed everything for me and I feel so grateful that he felt compelled to do the work he did and to share it with the world in his books. The material he shared has helped me break the code to reading the Bible. Many people are of the opinion that the Bible is open for interpretation. I now know that anyone who thinks it is open for interpretation, and that is all, has no idea what the Bible is intimating. Sure, with the right mindset the Bible might help you navigate your existence relatively comfortably, based on how you choose to interpret it, which has to do with the stage of your spiritual development at the time, and that IS interpretive, but the Bible is talking about something very real that is not debatable (it’s only debated by those who are yet clueless, like I admittedly was).
After discovering GOD-MAN: The Word Made Flesh, I had to go through my own process of resolving any cognitive dissonance, having to divorce myself from certain ideas about the Bible that I’d grown comfortable with over the years (yep, I had to put foot in mouth about some things and admit “I was wrong” which the ego hates to do). Many people will not be willing to let go of limited ideas they were raised to believe are true and think are the ultimate objective of the Bible, and the slightest threat of cognitive dissonance in this area is too potentially emotionally traumatic to think of even nudging up against, so they will be content to remain spiritually and developmentally stifled (although unconsciously). Think about it… If someone raised on kool aid is presented for the first time with fresh water from a pure mountain spring during adulthood, they might not think “plain” water sounds that appealing, and might even turn their nose up at it. And when given the choice between flavored water and unadulterated water, chances are they’ll opt for the sweet tasting synthetically “enhanced” water, content to remain in their limited belief that grape is the best (or some other flavor). They might venture out and dibble and dabble with other kool aid flavors to test whether their tastebuds still consider grape the reigning champion, but they’ll never give up the kool aid, or the sugar in the water, which they’ll find gratifying enough until their dying day.
It’s crazy (yet comprehensible) that many people prefer to satisfy their tastebuds than be truly revitalized (even though no other animal species on the planet behaves like this). But, refreshingly, there are those of us (although a relatively extreme minority) who see beyond flavor and rudimentary sense perception (like that of taste), and are thirsty for that good stuff that cleanses and replenishes our cells. We are what we eat, drink, and digest.
At this point, I’ve spent much of my time since November 2016 decoding the Bible. Turns out that the Bible is RICH with the deepest wisdom of HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY. If we are caught up in debating and bickering about the actual existence of the supposed real people of biblical story who actually walked the earth, as well as when and where they walked it, then we are clueless about the True Gospel (“Good News” or “God’s Spell”). That is twisted and confused left brain logic, and is a huge roll of the dice (“hoping” to be correct, despite all the other people on the planet who cling to another religious institution hoping they are correct and rolling their own dice).
Take the LI (i.e. “lie”) out of OBLIVIOUS and see the OBVIOUS — the left brain is not the RIGHT brain (right means “correct”), especially for matters dealing with the Soul and it’s Salvation. The left brain identifies differences and division (thus all the people rolling the dice on their brand of religion without any deep thought or contemplation, while condemning the other brands who claim they got it correct). The right brain SEES similarities and connections (the Bible is a book for all Humanity, not only those who identify as Christian). Ideally we will use the WHOLE brain in order to live WHOLLY or HOLY (these are phonetically identical and therefore carry the same meaning -- having to do with PERFECT HEALTH and being WHOLE; don’t let your indoctrinated left brain logic lose and confuse you with ”SPELLings”).
Moving on, the central character of the Bible is Jesus Christ or Christ Jesus. To begin to accurately decode and interpret the Bible, we must know what these mean.
Christ = OIL (Greek “christos”)
Jesus = Seed (which is born in Bethlehem); also “fish” or “bread of life”
Bethlehem = Beth “house” + lehem “of bread”; also represents the solar plexus
Lord = “one who guards the loaves” (meaning “bread loaf”); that voice in your head that knows better and steers you to do what is RIGHT by your “bread of life” or seed/Jesus
Golgotha and Calvary = “place of the skull”
Peniel (Genesis 32:30) = “face of God”; pineal gland (in the brain)
Mazzaroth (Job 38:32) = the Zodiac of astrology
These are all easily verifiable and have to do with human physiology. None of this has anything to do with my opinion or anyone else’s. These are plain facts that anyone with sufficient desire to know can find without having to dig too deep.
AND we are not even scratching the scratch that scratches the surface, but here are a few more notes before closing...
And a few verses corresponding to the short list above…
John 6:35 - And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life…
Genesis 32:30 - And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel; for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.
Matthew 27:33 - And when they were come unto a place called Gol’-go-tha, that is to say, a place of the skull.
Job 38:32 - Canst thou bring forth Maz’-za-roth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arc-tu’-rus with his sons?
Most of us know that the Bible describes the human body as a Temple (see 1 Corinthians 3:16) and that the body/temple should not be defiled (this is Sin 101, which most of us violate daily by consuming GMO, junk, and processed foods, not to mention the soda pops, energy drinks, and alcoholic beverages). This is because when we defile the body, we pollute the blood, which ruptures the seed (Jesus) and destroys the GOOD OIL (Christ/christos). We have to exercise strict vigilance, prudence, and discipline in order to refine our OIL and purify our blood in order that Jesus Christ (Seed OIL) can return to the Father (from which it came, read Carey’s article on revealing the Santa Claus myth, I’ve included a link below).
In our world, we understand the importance of health to an extent, but we don’t cherish it like the good book would have us cherish it. To live HOLY, means to live WHOLLY, completely intact with PERFECT HEALTH, and this is what the HOLY BIBLE is talking about; because when we do (achieve PERFECT WHOLE HEALTH), something very special happens, which is the best news ever, thus the Gospel (which means “Good News” or “God’s Spell”). Timothy 4:8 says - For bodily exercise profiteth little: but the godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and that which is to come. Going to the gym is not sufficient, we must eat right, think right, do right, and feel right (ALL indications of “godliness”) in order to be PERFECTLY WHOLE/HEALTHY, otherwise we come up short, and that is the true meaning of SIN (“to come up short” -- there is a reason that when we observe the Hebrew alphabet that the second to last letter is Schin/Sin, because it is just shy of completion, and the Tav is “the cross” symbolizing “Truth” and “completion”).
I truly hope you found this article an enjoyable, intriguing, and thought provoking one to read and that you’ve taken something valuable away, even if it’s genuine curiosity. Funny how even if you look into the etymology of CHURCH you find it traces back the Greek word kyrios (https://www.etymonline.com/word/church) meaning “ruler, lord” which, by no accident, is phonetically identical with curious meaning “eager to know, careful, diligent, inquisitive, odd, strange.” So, let your curiosity RULE and lead you to QUESTion (NOT doubt) the greatest MYSTERY (MY + STORY, different than HIS-STORY ) of all so that you may do what the ancients have been urging us to do all through the ages -- KNOW THYSELF. Health is Wealth!
CLICK HERE to read an article George Carey wrote revealing the Santa Claus myth.
CLICK HERE to read how Yoga and the Bible fit together like hand-in-glove.
And, as always, have a super fabulous and amazing day-week-month-year-LIFE!!!
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