Hearing the Word of God and the Relevance of Aum
“Enter ye through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate that leads to hell” — Matthew 7: 13-14.
Many are familiar I’m sure with the above scripture. But, practically speaking, to where exactly is this instructional verse guiding and for what spiritual benefit?
Let us now put some spiritual meat onto this skeletal sentence and see what esoteric nourishment can be gleaned from it, as opposed to literal interpretation. Let us discover how this one particular scripture, when applied wholeheartedly, can change our life to knowing profound happiness, love, bliss and inner peace.
Triggering Latent Means
The truth is, we’re each inner equipped for spiritual awakening. But until we connect consciously with this inner faculty, then scriptures as these remain at their intellectual value only. In other words, literal reading is not sufficient. It does not trigger the latent means of soul awakening: that of directly knowing our true divine nature.
“Be Still and Know that I am God” – Psalm 46-10
In achieving this awakening unto God, no outer means are required, for no one can give us God, because, at our core, we’re each already God-nature – we’re born with this.
Spiritually-wise, It’s time for evolving beyond non soul serving religious dogmas and their antiquated fear-driven belief systems into authentic reality and spiritual maturity. Time for experiencing God-Presence directly thereby expressing our innate potential synapse xt of miracle consciousness to benefit both ourselves, others and the entire creation simultaneously.
In moving beyond non-seneschal religious literalism – moving into esoteric scripture as opposed to exoteric — it’s important to cognize, that, biblical ‘church’ is not referring to a physical building, rather to one’s consciousness. Similarly, the biblical term ‘Jew’ is not referring to the Jewish nation or its people, present time or historical. The term ‘Jew’ biblically refers to being ‘inwardly’ — one seeking God within. Thus the words atop of the Crucifixion cross reads: ‘hail king of the Jews’ meaning, praise (awakening) be to the inwardly directed soul seeking their own Christ (or whatever title our culture, tradition has for this divine standard) within. The crown of thorns symbolizes victory in this ‘inward’ process.
We’re each wired to be ‘inwardly’: each encoded as a truth seeker, a spiritual journey-soul finding our way back to Source AS conscious awareness. Thus the Matthew scripture above is referring to inner spiritual awakening by means of crucifying the lower-ego through the faculty means or mechanisms already in place within each of us unconditionally.
What exactly does narrow and wide gate mean, to where specifically are they referring?
Narrow gate is referring to becoming ‘least’ or smallest in lower ego. Wide gate is referring to the outer world: the carnal mind’s addictive nature with the five ordinary senses of perception and their primitive animalistic standard. Becoming ‘least’ thus means crucifying the lower-ego, our own carnal mind. This is the esoteric symbolism behind the Crucifixion image. The white garment wrapped Jesus’ waist signifies purity.
Three more questions
What practicalities are involved in entering the narrow gate: how does one ‘enter’ through it? Do we enter with our belief systems, our creeds, social status or with our religious faith flag and high moral conscience?