Jesus, Gnosis and Healing

The Nazarene was the Master Physician of His people. No other man knew so much of our bodies and of their elements and properties…
They say also that Jesus visited India and the Country between the Two Rivers, and that there the priests revealed to Him the knowledge of all that is hidden in the recesses of our flesh.
Yet that knowledge may have been given Him direct by the gods, and not through the priests. For that which has remained umknown to all men for an aeon may be disclosed to one man in but a moment. And Apollo may lay his hand on the heart of the obscure and make it wise.” ~from Jesus The Son of Man by Kahlil Gibran

    Jesus knew how to heal many illnesses, physical, mental, psychic and spiritual. He studied under priests in several countries, but also got most of this knowledge through Gnosis. Once the Holy Spirit had descended upon him, he had that knowledge available to him, that universal knowledge that is never put to writing to prevent it from being corrupted or misused, and could use it. It is recorded in the Bible and other scriptures that were left out of the Bible for various reasons, that Jesus healed many, but what is not obvious is that much of this healing was not to the physical body, but to the spirit. Jesus really didn’t care if a person was physically blind, as long as his spiritual eyes were opened. He really didn’t care much if a person couldn’t hear with his ears as long as he could hear with his soul. And he didn’t care all that much if a man couldn’t walk on his legs as long as his spirit could fly through the stars. Yes, Jesus did occasionally heal a physical ailment when he took pity on the ill person or when he say that doing so would allow that person to do God’s work in the future, but his main interest was always the health of the soul and the spirit.

    By the way, note that Gibran specifically mentions Apollo, the Greek sun god, as a source of that Gnosis.

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Guidance and Seeing the Future

    Wouldn’t it be great if we could always look ahead and see the outcome of our choices before we make them? We would know which job offer to accept and which to turn down (don’t laugh, we could reach that stage again). We would know which computer to buy that will last the longest, yet meet our needs. We would know which new car will save the most in the long run because it will last for years without and major problems. Which house to buy, which college to go to, etc, we would know, no more guessing.

    It could even apply to simple, everyday decisions. We would know which snacks our fussy-eater will like before he even tries one. We would know which tie will make a good impression on the new client. We would know what is wrong with our per before even going to the vets.

    Of course, there would be no lotteries. Who would be dumb enough to sell lottery tickets when people could look into the future and see the winning numbers? And no casinos. They are certainly not going to want to play black jack with you if you always know when you have a winning hand. Even knowing when a slot machine is about to pay off so you can bet the maximum on the spin would make the slots unprofitable.

    Marketing and advertising people would certainly be in a bind. How can they convince people to buy something their clients want to sell when everyone would already know that it’s junk? And don’t even try to cheat on your taxes: the auditors would know before you even finished filing.

    Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), that is not likely to happen. While there are a few of us who get glimpses into the future, no one sees everything with total clarity and detail for the simple reason that it is not all predetermined. For spiritual people, this is not really a problem. Spiritual people are often guided without being consciously aware that it is happening. We may have no idea why we choose one job over another, or one house over another, but that doesn’t mean our friends in the spirit worlds were not aiding us in making that decision. And they will be even more helpful in guiding our decisions regarding matters of spirit and spiritual growth since that is their primary, if not only, concern. And we can get even more guidance from them by acknowledging it and opening ourselves up to it.

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God’s Light in the Sun

I am the wind that breathes upon the sea,
I am the wave on the ocean,
I am the murmur of leaves rustling,
I am the rays of the sun,” ~The Black Book of Carmanthan

    Some seek God’s Light in dark caves. Others, in churches, temples or other religious buildings in which the windows have been painted over to block out most of the light; in essence, a man-made cave. Why would you expect to find Light in a dark place? If you wish to find apples, you look in a tree, not under a rock. If you wish to find gold, you look in a gold mine, not in a tree. If you wish to breath the perfume of rose, you look for roses bushes, not swamp weeds.

    In a dark cave, what you will find is not God, but demons, some of whom are clever and will trick you into believing they are God, or at least angels of God, but just because they claim it doesn’t make it true.

    Some people laugh at the idea of turning to the sun to experience God’s light. Why, I do not know. We all know that a spiritual thing is usually found in this world in the same location as it’s physical counterpart. Native American’s look to a physical bear to find the spirit of bear, and rightly so. And, if we want to find the greatest concentration of God’s Spiritual Light, it should be obvious that the place to turn is the sun which is the greatest source of physical light, on Earth anyway. But looking at the physical object does not put you in touch with the spiritual (it can also damage your eyes!). You need to be taught by qualified spiritual teachers how to look at the spiritual sun, not the physical one.

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