There is a transition as universality of loss of control or end of oppression arises. Within the story it is shown as in the Canonical Gospels, through religious authorities plotting to end the life of Brother Jesus.

  1. That which you burn on any shrine you throw away. No blessings can attend the one who takes the food from hungry mouths to be destroyed by fire.
    19. When you would offer sacrifice unto our God, just take your gift of grain, or meat and lay it on the table of the poor.
    20. From it an incense will arise to heaven, which will return to you with blessedness.

The Aquarian Gospel 26:18-20

Brother Jesus continues to poke at the oppressor by challenging the waste that comes through a sacrificial system. Think it through, giving of your best or firsts, or using what little you have to purchase that without blemish to burn. Now some may argue historically-anthropologically that within these sacrificial systems that is how the priestly caste’s ate.

But then there is the stories of the corruption in the temple systems, and Jesus’ Jerusalem visit and scourging of the Temple of Solomon during Passover that shows even this system became corrupt. For it was not about being within the Source, but rather, using a religious designed system to create power bases to allow for control.

This is what knowing Jesus as Brother, a very Franciscan ideal if you will, not above, not unable to reach where the Way Showerer went due to divinity cloaked in flesh, but rather unification with the true Source (LOVE) showing what a life lived can mean:

  1. Make human hearts your altars, and burn your sacrifices with the fire of love. 23. And all the people were entranced, and would have worshiped Jesus as a God; but Jesus said, 24. I am your brother man just come to show to way to God; you shall not worship man; praise God, the Holy One.

The Aquarian Gospel 26:22-24

Our lives lived in service, in the creation of community of love and interdependence, these are the things that were meant to be. A common space where all God’s children are one family, unified in Truth that all is love and love is all.

Now this was the preamble to prepare you for the next spiritual practice.  That is to enter into the story. It is a practice of perspective, point of view. When I learned it during Summer School at the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad in Saskataoon, SK they used the story of David and Bathsheba, if you want a challenge then use this rape story, for it is about re-writing the sacred text from different perspectives.

Chapter 27

Jesus attends a feast in Behar. Preaches a revolutionary sermon on human equality. Relates the parable of the broken blades.

Read full chapter here.

For chapter 27, take some centering time through breath practice, then spend time meditatively reading the passage and contemplating what comes through for you. The next step will be harder. Enter into the story, and tell it from the perspective of Ach.

After it is written in your own words, take some time to contemplate the new version.

  1. What did you experience as Ach?
  2. What new insights came through?

Another day another reading, it is found in chapter 28 perhaps a truth that fear is no the opposite of love, but a cry for love. Within the story of this chapter that follows is about breaking the cycle of religious control

Chapter 28

Udraka gives a feast in Jesus’ honour. Jesus speaks on the unity of God and the brotherhood of life. Criticises the priesthood. Becomes the guest of a farmer.

Read full chapter here.

For chapter 28, take some centering time through breath practice, then spend time meditatively reading the passage and contemplating what comes through for you. The next step will be harder. Enter into the story, and tell it from the perspective of the Hindu priests.

After it is written in your own words, take some time to contemplate the new version.

  1. What did you experience as a priest?
  2. What new insights came through?

Another day of reading and another day of discovery. This time around the theme of letting go of anything that is not serving your higher purpose.

Chapter 29

Ajainin, a priest from Lahore, comes to Benares to see Jesus, and abides in the temple. Jesus refuses an invitation to visit the temple. Ajainin visits him at night in the farmer’s home, and accepts his philosophy.

Read full text here.

For chapter 29, take some centering time through breath practice, then spend time meditatively reading the passage and contemplating what comes through for you. The next step will be harder. Enter into the story, and tell it from the perspective of Ajainin.

After it is written in your own words, take some time to contemplate the new version.

  1. What did you experience as Ajainin?
  2. What new insights came through?

 

Another day, another passage to contemplate. The final piece is in:

Chapter 31

Brahmic priests are enraged because of Jesus’ teaching and resolve to drive him from India. Lamaas pleads for him. Priests employ a murderer to kill him. Lamaas warns him and he flees to Nepel.

Read full text here

For chapter 31, take some centering time through breath practice, then spend time meditatively reading the passage and contemplating what comes through for you. The next step will be harder. Enter into the story, and tell it from the perspective of a priest in the plot.

After it is written in your own words, take some time to contemplate the new version.

  1. What did you experience as a priest?
  2. What new insights came through?

 

A new day, spend time with each of your previous stories. You have entered into the Sacred Text. Wrestled with both sides of religious control and spiritual freedom. Take time in you journaling to what these stories have revealed to you in your own journey.

What path has been lit up within these writings for you?

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