Ascending to The Right Side, for The Bible Tells Me So
Aloha Brothers and Sisters!
First let me start by saying I am no Bible scholar and I’m not proclaiming this is the way things are. In fact being scholarly in my opinion has nothing to do with being spiritual or religious.
I want to make it absolutely clear, I belong to no religious denomination, subscribe to no church or faith and I am not an Atheist. I am however a steadfast and consistent seeker of truth who practices yoga and meditation daily.
I understand God, Great Spirit, Yahweh, Allah, Creator, Jehovah or any other name you want to use as unlimited and having no boundaries. I understand that any concept or idea trying to explain the creator and his/her creation is at best a finger pointing at the sun, but not the sun itself.
If there is one conclusion that I have come to thus far in my 35 years of life on this planet, it is that God is not to be looked for, prayed to or talked about as though he/she is outside the body. It has been my discovery and experience that God dwells in all things and the most direct path to comprehending this is taking the journey inward not outward.
This inward journey is the fundamental difference between a true seeker and a believer (person of faith). Please note, when I say “true seeker” it is not to belittle others who are church goers or religious folks, we are all seekers, only some of us haven’t fully recognized it yet and are living as followers rather than seekers.
Church Through The Eyes of a Child
Growing up as a kid I can remember my mother taking me to several different churches, a great many of them Christian churches. I can also remember never feeling comfortable in these churches and always thinking to myself, this doesn’t seem right.
Whenever the preacher man would talk about Jesus it didn’t resonate with me and when he would start talking about sin, damnation, hell and the devil it was more comical than scary and had very little impact on me. At the young age of 10 or so I couldn’t for the life of me understand how the people sitting around me could listen to this and nod their heads in agreement. Intuitively I understood whatever God is, it had nothing to do with this display of theatrics.
Needless to say my opinion of church goers (especially Christians and their interpretation of Jesus) was jaded to say the least. It wasn’t until some years later (including a two year conversion to Islam) that I discovered not only the Bible but all the mainstream holy books (including the Koran and Torah) are books of parables and not to be taken as literal.
It wasn’t until years later that I understood lord Jesus (savior of all mankind) was not to be followed and worshiped but rather he was a shining and loving example of the Christ within us all. What I intuitively knew as a child, God, love and Christ is within was finally confirmed and I began to truly seek, study and learn for myself.
The Journey Inward is The RIGHT Way
Having said all the above I’d like to now look at some coincidences I have found within one of the greatest spiritual text of all time, The Holy Bible.
The Bible is full of allegory and parables, what this means is there are volumes and volumes of enlightening stories but what is read cannot be taken as literal. In fact those who read these stories as literal are missing the essence and wisdom completely. In addition the Bible is full of astrological science (not woo-woo newspaper astrology) and when viewed appropriately the esoteric hidden beauty within these sacred pages is revealed.
One of the biggest problems I see with church goers today is that they all listen to what the preacher or reverend says and they don’t do the work and study themselves. Most church goers take the interpretations of other men/women and are satisfied with regurgitated, misinterpreted falsehoods that somehow give comfort simply because everyone else in the church is also nodding in agreement. Letting someone else tell you what truth is, this is no way to live, in fact there isn’t anything spiritual or religious about it.
So in the spirit of seeking and studying for oneself I would like to present to you some findings that I feel illustrate my point about parables and allegory within the Bible.
- Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life: in your presence is fullness of joy; at your RIGHT hand there are pleasures forevermore.
- Psalms 73:23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have held me by my RIGHT hand.
- Exodus 15:6 Your RIGHT hand, O LORD, has become glorious in power: your RIGHT hand, O LORD, has dashed in pieces the enemy.
- Exodus 29:20 Then shall you kill the ram, and take of its blood, and put it upon the tip of the RIGHT ear of Aaron, and upon the tip of the right ear of his sons, and upon the thumb of their right hand, and upon the great toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood upon the altar round about.
- Psalms 21:6 Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you.
So what is the Bible (God) talking about when referencing the right?
Again I want to make it very clear, I am not telling you how it is, rather I am inviting you to look at this with me (together) from another perspective and then do the work and study for yourself.
From what I can gather in my esoteric and occult studies all the references to the right side in the Bible have to do with the right hemisphere of the brain. The right hemisphere represents the Garden of Eden, enlightenment, creativity, paradise, heaven, etc.
I would go even further to say that life is about moving your spirit-energy (Kundalini) to the right side in order to open the gates of heaven from within. We move this energy through prayer and meditation, with an emphasis on meditation.
This may sound like blasphemy to the average church goer because fundamentally a church goer seeks God out there somewhere in the heavens, way up in the sky. Well, the truth is the kingdom of heaven is within and if we can learn to read the Bible (all sacred text) the way it was supposed to be read (as parables) we can then begin to interpret what has been said/written and see it’s all about summoning the courage to take the inward journey.
Luke 17:21 “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”
As it is above, so it is below.
-Brother Echo – BE, love :-)