The Bible is often misinterpreted. Of course, you are free to interpret the stories however you see fit, but my opinion is, we are looking at the symbolism in the wrong way.
One category of reader (my young self included) take the stories literally because we are led to believe Jesus really existed. But the stories are so farfetched and unbelievable the reader becomes an atheist.
Then you have other readers that believe in the true existence of Jesus, but interpret the stories using the symbolism given to them by the church – which is invariably only a fraction of what the symbolism actually means. As a result the understanding is limited.
In my opinion, it really doesn’t matter whether Jesus existed or not; the argument is merely a distraction. What is important is the lessons of life we can learn from these Bible stories.
And when the symbols are understood and interpreted in the right way, you can actually learn some very important fundamentals to life.
To understand what the symbols really mean involves researching religions, myths and ancient texts from multiple cultures. The pieces are scattered all over the world, but once collected it is possible to decipher the coded messages. With this knowledge, the interpretation of the miracles of Jesus take on an entirely different perspective.
Did Jesus perform 37 miracles?
The first four chapters of the New Testament written by the four apostles describe how Jesus performed 37 miracles. It’s no surprise to find the numbers three and seven together with the number 10 or 1 in there (3+7=10, 1+0=1). They mean completion (opening of 3rd eye), divine creation (7) and new beginnings (1 and 10).
Essentially, the 37 miracles are the lessons we must learn to discover our true selves and create the world we most desire. By opening the third eye, you complete the first stage of your spiritual journey whereby you can connect with your divine self and enjoy successful ends and exciting new beginnings.
The Bible tells us, Jesus wandered around Galilee waking people from the dead, helping the blind see and healing a mute. These type of characters are symbolic of mankind in base conscious; blind to reality, unable to speak/think for themselves and walking round like zombies.
Jesus, who symbolically represents God in man, awakens people from their ignorance to slavery and does his best to help them find the God that resides within. He helps them to see the truth, he helps them to walk on their own, and shocks them into life.
Ancient scriptures from multiple cultures explain the need to balance opposing sides of our personality. This involves changing our habits, being more aware of mind, body and heart, all of which result in a higher state of consciousness awareness.
By balancing your dualities, you bring the seven energy chakras into alignment and when the third eye chakra is opened, believed to be the pineal gland which Rene Descarte framed as ‘the seat of the soul, you have the ability to see things from a different perspective.
Then you will be ready to open your crown chakra and discover your true self!
The Age of Pisces began around 210 BCE so Christ took the sign of the Vesica Piscis which represents the two worlds, inner and outer, the microcosm and the macrocosm. Ancient cultures were very knowledgeable about astrology, and it was typical to adopt the star sign representing the current age as their symbol.
For example, the Minoans used the bull in the 7th Century during the age of Taurus, the Ram is found throughout Egypt in during the Age of Aires, and the earliest symbol of Jesus was the two fish of Pisces.
The symbol of the Vesica Pisces is made from two interlocking circles. The two points where the circles cross, create the shape of a fish. When the two fish of Pisces, representing duality, are placed head to head and tail to tail, they also form the Vesica Pisces, originally a Babylonian symbol representing the vagina of the Mother Goddess.
What we are really seeing is a symbol of creation. As the son of God, Jesus represents creation. Even though it is more convoluted in the Christian tradition compared with older cultures, we can see this message conveyed in the Holy Trinity.
In the union of duality, known as the chemical wedding, the male and female aspects of ourselves come together and create a higher state of consciousness. In the Bible Jesus, represents that consciousness. Because with a higher state of consciousness awareness, you are the architect of your own creation.
Watch the video below, and with this new information in mind, interpret the miracles of Jesus as a means of achieving creative consciousness.
Great catch Jesus…
One day whilst Jesus was preaching in Galilee and saw four of his disciples in two boats out fishing on the lake. They had been toiling all day, but had not caught one fish. Jesus tells them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat.
King James Bible, John 21:6: “And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.”
The two boats represent your brain, right and left side hemispheres. The fish represent a multitude of new ideas, the 50,000 to 70,000 we have on a daily basis.
The disciples had been thinking all day, but not come up with one idea. So Jesus says to throw their nets over the right side of the boat.
The right side of your brain governs emotion, so what Jesus is instructing us to do is to think with our hearts. How we feel about something enables us to make the right choice whereby we will be rewarded with a great catch.
Furthermore, when you put your “heart and soul” into a project you generate a boat load of ideas which, if you are consciously aware and act upon them, will manifest as your creation.
Jesus masters the elements
There are two instances in which Jesus is shown mastering the elements. The esoteric meaning of this is he has power over his body and mind. He is a man of faith and belief in the Universal law and fears nothing.
In one account, the disciples almost die in a storm out on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus meanwhile is calmly sleeping through the chaos below deck. When his disciples wake him from his peaceful slumber, Mark 4:39-41 tell us:
“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
The wind and the waves represent the elements of air and water. In astrology, air is related to the brain and the duality of fear and love from which all other emotions sprout. Water is connected with sadness and joy, together with our flow-state – that state of consciousness when we know exactly what to do.
In tarot, air is connected with the intellect, our ability to think. Jesus shows by calming your mind and stopping your thoughts, your body of water becomes calm.
He is telling us that when you bring your mind into harmony, your body which it controls, will also relax whereby you experience flow state more often – because we are doing what we should be doing.
During another storm, JC encourages Peter to walk out on to the water. He could have quietened the wind and the waves by telling them to hush, but this lesson is one of faith – to have faith in the Universal law.
And Jesus tells us how to master our emotions by having faith in him, the Lord, an ancient word meaning the law of the Universe.
John 6:16 describes how the fisherman are caught in rough waters when “the saviour” appears walking across the waters. “It is I,” he says, “Don’t be afraid.” By “I” Jesus means the Law of the Universe because he is the Lord.
Peter says: “Lord (law) if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” Jesus says “Come,” so Peter climbs out the boat and starts to walk across the water. “But when he sees the wind, he is afraid and begins to sink.
The wind, (Air) remember relates to the intellect, the mind, thus here represents doubts. The message is obvious – trust yourself – and is underscored by Jesus saying “Ye of little faith. Why did you doubt.”
This is the symbolic explanation most Christians will recognise in this story. But there is a vital part of the story that needs consideration, because without it you only look at the physical self, represented by Peter.
We are more than a physical body. We are also spiritual beings and can attain God-Consciousness, the state of Nirvana Buddhists strive for. The focus of Buddhism is to open the third eye chakra, the pineal gland which Jesus symbolically becomes when he is nailed to the cross.
The third eye or pineal gland, when open, energises thoughts and awakens you to full consciousness. The pineal gland is located in the centre of your forehead, between your two physical eyes and is thought to be the gland that induces the visions of our imagination – hence its moniker, “third eye.”
Third eye symbolism is identified in the number three and a triangle. In the book of John we are told the fisherman “had rowed three or three and a half miles when they saw Jesus approaching the boat.”
So why three or three and a half?
The missing capstone
In alchemical symbolism, the number three can be depicted as a triangle or pyramid. It also represents the Holy Trinity in which the baby Jesus is seen as the divine creation. When Jesus is crucified and becomes the third eye, we find the connection between creation and the opening of the pineal gland.
So the three miles the fisherman have rowed out to sea is the pineal gland. But the pineal gland is only the sixth chakra. There are seven steps to heaven. Opening up the crown chakra requires you to row 3.5 miles.
In eastern philosophy, the kundalini serpent is said to twist around the spine 3.5 times from the root chakra at the base to the crown chakra at the top. Rowing three miles will open the third eye chakra which is the pineal gland of Christ-Consciousness.
The pineal gland is the Gateway to God. From the sixth chakra you are only a short way from understanding the oneness Hindu texts speak of. This is when you reach God-Consciousness.
Christ consciousness is being consciously aware, this is not God consciousness. God consciousness is when you remember your true self and arrive back to the absolute source of consciousness. The ancient text say this is when you remember who you are and where you came from.
We see this idea reflected in the Great Pyramid of Egypt and the now notorious seal on the back of the US $1 bill. The pyramid represents your body. You will be familiar with the expression, ‘your body is a temple’ (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
The Great Pyramid of Cheops was used as a temple, for the purpose of transcendence. It was not used as a burial ground for a dead Pharaoh as Egyptologists will have you believe. No mummies have ever been found inside. Therefore we see the three represented as the body and the Third Eye.
The interesting thing about the Great Pyramid is that it has a missing capstone. The two other pyramids on the Giza plateau together with many other pyramids have a tip. This has lead archaeologists to believe the Great Pyramid was unfinished.
However, in the United States, we find the same image on the back of the one dollar bill. But note how the detached capstone floating above the pyramid has an eye in it, the third, all-seeing, all-knowing eye.
The missing capstone on the Great Pyramid of Egypt therefore relates to the opening of the third eye chakra, the pineal gland from which you can access the laws of the universe and create more of the things you want in life. You just have to trust in the laws of the Universe. Once you can do that, it is just a short step to connecting with your true self and achieving Nirvana.