Holy Scriptures Meant to be taken Symbolically

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 As someone who has attended church since before I could walk, in a family comprised entirely of devout Christians, and having read the Bible cover to cover it has become increasingly clear to me that these holy scriptures were meant to be taken symbolically, not literally or historically. Things like talking snakes and bushes, virgins giving birth, eating the body of Christ, staffs turning into serpents, and many other biblical “miracles” are all actually ancient spiritual symbolism's, found in many cultures/traditions around the world, thousands of years older than the Bible, referring to psychological phenomena, not historical events. Of course snakes and bushes cannot talk, of course virgins cannot give birth, Christ isn’t a cannibal, wooden staffs cannot turn into living serpents, water cannot magically turn into wine, breads/fish cannot magically manifest from the ether, and humans cannot survive for days inside whale’s bellies.
 2 Corinthians 3:6 clearly says the scriptures should NOT be read literally. Matthew 13:34 says Jesus never spoke unless it was in parables. He said people who took the word literally were like those who looked but could not see! Modern fundamentalist Christians who read the Bible literally with their over-active left-brains are missing the whole point. The reason Jesus cast nets to the right side, sits on the right side of God, and builds the door to the temple on the right side, is because he is leading us out of our lower left brains and into our holistic, symbolic, higher brain on the right.

Psychic Impressions 
In listening to this MUCH of this resonated as true. I have always felt there was a truth within the Bible, but the stories (in taking them from a more literal approach) felt very wrong. I couldn't quite understand why parts of it felt to be very enlightening and create a sense of peace, while at the same time rejecting it. After watching the video, I gained such a clarity that I had to share it with you. This is more of a confirming type of post rather than a read, but I hope you enjoy.

When trying to understand the base language of the Bible, I do resonate with it being written in ways we can remember. It tells a truth, but in a way that it paints a visual story to reinforce the image. To further support this, the Bible itself within Proverbs discusses a "Perceived Understanding." We talk in allegories all the time. Even Matthew 13:34 discusses how Jesus spoke in parables. We uses phrases in language all the time and say things such as: shooting the bull, if looks could kill and spilling the beans, just to name a few. I see the Bible and it's lessons working the same way and that is why across various religions, concepts are very similar. 

Allegories and the concept of parables are discussed several times in the story of Abraham. 2 Corinthians further describes that the letter kills (or taken literally causes harm) and the spirit gives life. The versus are meant to teach great knowledge, and more importantly how to access and speak to your inner God directly.

It is suspected that many people in the Bible didn't exist. I have always seen that they did, but I didn't connect to the extreme miracles like parting the red sea, or finding two of EVERY animal to put on an ark. I do see a great flood, and I see the parting of the red see as a symbol for something else. A great point was given within the video as the existence and magnitude of their abilities have been questioned. How is it possible to prove Jesus or Moses existed as it is near impossible to prove a non existent being? It would be like saying "prove a flamingo-pelican doesn't exist" when the real challenge should be to prove it does indeed exist (people go about the proving in the wrong direction). 

The Bible is a story of dark and light or the (D)evil versus Go(o)d. Getting right with God or finding the Kingdom to God is accessed via the right side of the brain. The Bible refers to getting within (going inside) to find God and the mystery of the kingdom. The reference of going "right" and "within" is repeated several times. You go without (to the external) to hide from God, but go inside to find him. The carnal/ego is the left and Christ is on the right. Luke 17:21 God is within you.

The Bible further goes into meditation and the importance of it to find God. In Matthew 6:22 if your eye be single your body will fill you with light. The third eye or the pineal is the gateway to finding God. Going to the mountain or higher place in all religions refer to the higher part of consciousness. God lives in a temple not built with human hands (within the temples of your head). The temple can only be built in silence.

References to regarding the chakras  is also discussed. You have to climb the chakras via the kundalini energy and the climbing leads to the opening to the right side of the brain, and finally the enlightenment in the pineal. The pineal is the seed of the soul. Even the Vatican has the pine cone symbology relating to the pineal. Jacob also describes meeting God in a place called Piniel. Revelation 5:1 states "and I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside sealed with seven seals." This refers to gaining knowledge from within and it was gained by traveling the backside and passing through the seven chakras. 

This rising kundalini energy (which originates in the root chakra at the base of the spine) is many times illustrated as the golden serpent climbing the spine. The kundalini is also referred to as the coiled one in many religions as that is the motion it makes as it travels upwards. This can also be represented as Jacob's Ladder or in the description of King Solomon Temple and the winding staircase. Not only does this spiral motion lead you to the Kingdom of God, but the shape is also the basis of life (half of the double helix of DNA). 

I feel this just taps into the knowledge that we have always had in our hands. True enlightenment (inward lighting of the mind) comes from within. We have the key, we just need to unlock it. 


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