Of Heaven and of Hell (Part 3)

Truth is often hidden in the details and understanding the root of a thing allows you to better relate to what has grown out from it. At the root of Christianity is the fear and hope for our salvation where the soul goes to a place of elevation or sinks into the earth. So perhaps a bit of understanding is needed to see how these two locations apply to you on a personal level.
Remember the entire Bible is secretly all about you and the world being built up within your mind from chaos to order. This is taking a brute beast and turning it into a man. So consider then the image of Hell and the symbols that have become an icon to modern believers.

Of Heaven

Is there a Heaven?

So if Hell is possibly not an actual place then what about Heaven? Surely this has to be real, right?

This mystery is a little harder to unravel as a physical location but as a mental process it is rather simple. But regrettably for those that have lost loved ones and think they look down on them from above there is a little heartbreak coming, as per the Bible, NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN TO HEAVEN BUT CHRIST.

Jhn 3:13
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Jhn 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Jhn 6:46
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
Deu 30:12
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Pro 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
Rom 10:6
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Eph 4:9
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Act 2:34
For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

Death is Ignorant Sleep

According to scriptures, from the start of time until now no one has ever been to Heaven… despite all the stories that proclaim Heaven is real because they have either seen it or experienced it. Remember many people also claim that they have seen Hell as well…. And yet no one has ever been in Hell or seen it because according to the Bible there is no consciousness in death.

Ecc 9:5
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Ecc 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Psa 146:4
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Job also explains death as ignorant sleep:
Job 3:11
Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
Job 3:12
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
Job 3:13
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

But if no one has ever been to Heaven then what of Enoch, Elijah, Lazarus and the Thief?

In the Bible there are a few people that are typically expected to be in Heaven, but the Bible never says that they are in Heaven exactly.


Enoch may or may not have seen death, and though this may be a translation error it also never says he went to Heaven after being carried away.

Enoch had a number of days alive on Earth
Gen 5:23
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
It does not say he died but that he was taken
Gen 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Yet here it says he never saw death and was carried away
Heb 11:5
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.


2Ki 2:11
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

As per Elijah, there are 3 versions of Heaven, the Sky, Space and the Realm of God. Elijah could simply have been taken up into the sky and not have been taken into the Heaven that most think of.

Heaven: Shamayim: שָׁמַיִם
  1. heaven, heavens, sky
  1. visible heavens, sky
  1. as abode of the stars
  1. as the visible universe, the sky, atmosphere, etc
  1. Heaven (as the abode of God)

If he went to Heaven with God then the verses at the top of this page that were written and happened chronologically later that pertain to only Christ has been to Heaven would then be incorrect.


Luk 16:22
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

The story of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Click this link for more information) is most likely a parable, but he was not said to have gone to Heaven but to “Abraham’s bosom“, and yet Abraham too has not yet seen the prize to come.

Heb 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

The Thief

Luk 23:43
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day
shalt thou be with me in paradise.

At the crucifixion a thief found favor with Christ whom told him that he would be with Him in Paradise, but He did not say he would be with Him that day. After all, Christ spent 3 days in the grave before He rose again, so how could the thief be with Him that same day? Remember punctuation was only added centuries later and it was not a part of the original text of the time and so Christ easily could have said “Verily I say unto thee today, shalt thou be with me in paradise”. It’s the same as saying “I am telling you right now, that you will be with me in paradise (later)”. Not now but later.

When do we go to Heaven?

All of these subtle differences in understanding change everything that most people consider about death, the afterlife and when they arrive there, but as per Scriptures no one goes anywhere or has any understanding because they are all asleep until after Christ comes back.

1Co 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Death is Sleep: But we all change together
1Th 4:13
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th 4:14
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

So is Heaven a real place? It’s hard to say… but the harder part to digest is that no one may ever go to a Heaven in the sky, and if they ever do they may not be there for very long because after Christ returns it seems we join Him in the “New Jerusalem” that descends back to the Earth.

Rev 3:12
Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Rev 21:2
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

…Hmm. One has to wonder, what has my church been teaching me my whole life? There must be something more to this greater mystery that even they are missing.


Perhaps they are. Stay tuned to see how this all plays out.


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Of Heaven and of Hell (Part 2)

Truth is often hidden in the details and understanding the root of a thing allows you to better relate to what has grown out from it. At the root of Christianity is the fear and hope for our salvation where the soul goes to a place of elevation or sinks into the earth. So perhaps a bit of understanding is needed to see how these two locations apply to you on a personal level.
Remember the entire Bible is secretly all about you and the world being built up within your mind from chaos to order. This is taking a brute beast and turning it into a man. So consider then the image of Hell and the symbols that have become an icon to modern believers.

Of Hell

Is there a Hell?

One of the main tools used to control many Christians is the fear of damnation in Hell, but did you know that the word “Hell” doesn’t exist in the Bible? The Bible uses the word “Hell” today to replace words like the grave (sheol: שְׁאוֹל) in the Old Testament or the valley of lamentation named Ge-Hinnom (gheh’-en-nah: γέεννα géenna) in the New Testament.

γέεννα géenna, gheh’-en-nah; of Hebrew origin (H1516 and H2011); valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment:—hell.

But there is one exception in the entire Bible that uses a term borrowed from the ancient Greeks, and that’s Tartarus (tartaroō: ταρταρόω). It’s only used once in the book of 2 Peter describing a place of darkness where the “angels that sinned” wait for judgment in darkness.

2Pe 2:4
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

But why are they in “Hell” and waiting for judgment? By today’s standards wouldn’t “Hell” be the place of final judgment and not a holding place? There are many such curiosities that seem to shroud a the entity known as “Hell” that don’t always add up to being a place of everlasting torment.


Consider the concept of eternity for a moment. The best way to understand this number is by giving another example of something very large. We’ll use the words “Googol” and “Googolplex” to convey this point. Now this is not the search engine called “Google”. A “Googol” is a very large number that is a 1 with a 100 zeros after it. A “Googolplex” is a googol to the power of googol. Now this number is so big that if each zero in a googolplex was written on a piece of paper 1 inch each, that piece of paper would fill the entire known universe.

Now the reason I used the example of a googolplex is that this extremely large number is nothing in comparison to an eternity. It might as well be the number zero compared to a number that has no end.

Eternal Damnation

So why then would a God of love damn a person’s soul to an eternity for a mistake in judgment in a life that is far shorter in days than a googol?

1Jo 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Jas 4:14
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

We are flawed by design and our Creator knows this because we are the dust formed into His image and a mistake in a life as short as ours does not justify an eternity of suffering.

Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

A parent that loves its child does not torture their child, especially without a chance for redemption. It does not take much chastisement or correction for even a simple person to see the error of their ways.

Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

So why then the image of a Hell found in so many stories and movies? Maybe it’s because the mind is a powerful thing with vast imaginings of wonders and horrors that thrill the senses. It is also easier to control an unruly person with threats of a torture that they can not escape. It’s like telling a child “Wait till your father/mother gets home” when they did something bad. The fear of the unknown is a great motivator to achieve the goal of discipline.

So is Hell a real place? I can not say, but logic would say that it does not. But if the world of the Bible is really an illustration of your mind then perhaps the darkness of Hell is the ignorance of the mind that can not see the light of clarity. After all, the word “Angel” only means messenger (or message). So then couldn’t a fallen angel in the darkness of Hell be a lost meaning that resides in ignorance?

Food for thought, but only you can decide on what you believe. However consider this, that the ancient Hebrews never believed in a Hell and they laid the foundation of the Bible.

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Of Heaven and of Hell (Part 1)

Truth is often hidden in the details and understanding the root of a thing allows you to better relate to what has grown out from it. At the root of Christianity is the fear and hope for our salvation where the soul goes to a place of elevation or sinks into the earth. So perhaps a bit of understanding is needed to see how these two locations apply to you on a personal level.

Remember the entire Bible is secretly all about you and the world being built up within your mind from chaos to order. This is taking a brute beast and turning it into a man. So consider then the image of Hell and the symbols that have become an icon to modern believers.

Of Hell

What do you we know of Hell as stated in the Bible?

It’s a place of:

  • Darkness
  • Lamentation
  • Gnashing of teeth
Mat 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

But to understand these attributes it might help to understand their opposites, which gives a better understanding of Heaven.

Of Heaven

There is no Darkness in Heaven?

Rev 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

There is no darkness in Heaven? This means there is no shadow and all is light? What if instead the light was not a physical light but rather the light of understanding. Ignorance is darkness and light is enlightenment. Enlightenment simply means that you can relate to a thing with clarity and this is the opposite of the darkness of ignorance.

Enlightenment: the state of having knowledge or understanding: the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding

Understanding a thing takes away the mystery that creates fear, but ignorance breeds images of dreed and foreboding and so we fear the darkness and all its perceived terrors.

Now also notice in the verses where it calls what we know as Hell “darkness”, it doesn’t use the word “darkness” alone. It calls it the “outer darkness”

Mat 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

So what is the opposite of outer? That would be that which is exclusive in opposed to inclusive and thus “inner“, thus making the opposite of “outer darkness” become the “inner light“.

Inner Light:  a divine presence held to enlighten and guide the soul

Heaven is then inner light? This means that within yourself is Heaven.

Luk 17:21
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

There is No Lamentation in Heaven?

Rev 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

The opposite of the weeping in Hell is peace and no more suffering.

Mat 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Consider what does the soul suffer from? Is it physical pain or mental anguish? Emotional pain is simply mental regret. It is a pain that isn’t real but it feels real because our bodies tend to manifest what we think. So the image of Heaven is then the removal of mental suffering. Once again isn’t this telling us that Heaven is within us to some extent?

There is no Gnashing of teeth in Heaven?

Rev 22:2
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

The gnashing of teeth is about biting; it’s not so much about anguish as it is about hunger. Truth is the fruit that we consume that replenishes the spirit. In other words if spirit is consciousness then it is truth that refreshes our minds and takes away the miseries of ignorance. By consuming truth we gain understanding and understanding is a sympathetic relationship of clarity to self and others. Understanding can only be found in a form of practical experience where the mind can relate a topic or situation to itself. It’s almost as if you can, by experience, know how to view and relate to a situation. We often use terms like “Walking a mile in her shoes” or “seeing the world through their eyes”.

Relating to a situation brings about a clarity that removes judgment because to see things from all views eliminates the need to find superiority because you are no better than anyone else because you see things exactly as they do, thus making you exactly like them. And one cannot be superior to one’s self but can only strive to grow and improve through it. So in by understanding a situation you gain an appreciation in which to grow through to a better self and better clarity. This struggle to remain in the light is the struggle to constantly become a better person.

Consider again the light verses dark. Darkness is ever presence and it takes no energy to create it. However light takes energy to create. You cannot have light without a constant fuel source to generate it. Once the fuel ceases the light ceases along with it and darkness returns and death takes hold.

Life vs Death

The drive to constantly become a better person is the epitome of life as just as with light you must consume fuel to grow or glow. The Bible uses the concept of consuming for a source of gaining elevation in understanding. Sometimes it wears the mask of a plant growing in the light of the sun where through consuming understanding we grow. And like a plant that is constantly planted and rooted in death, when effort and fuel is expended death takes back that which has no more drive to persist.

Life and death in the Bible are only analogies of a living truth and living soul that persists through effort or dies in weakness. The dead that are buried in scriptures are truths that did not find the elevation of the light and were buried in the ever persistent sleep of nothingness. But eternal life is a mind that is without sleep. A mind fully initiated and switched on. A soul that thrives in the light of reason is an eternal soul that cannot die because it has found peace in the light and makes its home dwelling by the side of God and forever hidden from the miseries that dwell outside the inner light.

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The Bible is Really 2 Books (Child & Adult)

The Bible is Really 2 Books (Child & Adult)

The Bible is really two books in one. One is the surface layer stories and the second is a mental map to a pure understanding that brings you peace of mind. The only problem is that one book is so easily seen that the other is lost because it takes a foundation to understand how it works.

The Bible is constantly referring to these two truths within it as a Child and a Man. The reference to a “Man” however has little to do with being male but rather it’s about having an adult or mature understanding of deeper truths.

1Co 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

When you can learn to see past the stories at face value you can begin to see that they are really a series of stories designed to map out a path for you to follow to gain a higher understanding.

Look at these examples below to see how these two books create a parallel of worlds. One is physical story of people and places (Child view) and the other is a mental diagram of truth (Adult).

Bible Differences:
Child (Face Value) vs. Adult (Mental Insights)

City/Kingdom (Child View):
A Governing Cast System

City/Kingdom (Adult View):
A Supposition of Truth & Supporting Ideologies

Nations (Child View):
Nationalities & Contesting Territories

Nations (Adult View):
States of Mind & Overlapping Spheres of Influence

These two worlds of influence overlay each other on the pages of the Bible but they are seldom realized because we have all been taught to take the stories as being solely literal and without deeper meaning. Unfortunately this view has hindered the truth from being discovered and has left most Christian and Jewish religions in the dark because they only read the “Child” version of what is really being said. This leaves the greatest truth undiscovered and hinders the help it offers to humanity.

Method of loci

Once you learn to see the Bible as an instruction manual of enlightening truths you will begin to read it very differently. But you have to understand the foundation truths it’s built up on. Now as we discussed in the earlier posts that you are really the World of Creation that is being transformed from chaos into order but it’s not so easy to see how these dynamics in the Bible work.

The first trick is to understand that this is all about building up a construct of many truths that assemble into a greater whole. This world of the mind is being constructed in a linear fashion that starts with lineage of ideals depicted as the genealogy and line of Adam. Adam is the first clear concept that has been awakened from chaos and constructed from the dust into a golem of clay that is then molded like clay into the Creators image. This means that through truth our thoughts are molded into that of the understanding of God. So as God masters your outer world you imitate Him inside you through reasoning and gain Christ (Anointed authority of the Mind) within.

Col 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Now this is not about piety, but truth. Piety to religious beliefs may sound like the right path but in reality piety will often lead you astray from the path of truth and it often gets you stuck in a false belief system that traps you in an unrealistic reality. Truth is a balance of ideals that keeps one centered in truth. We will look deeper into the ideals of truth later but for now let’s focus on the progressive process being detailed in the Holy Scriptures.

Ecc 7:16
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Ecc 7:17
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Firstly, let’s imagine for a moment that the temples of the Bible are really symbolic for the construction of a perfect understanding in the mind. We’re going to call this building process of the construct of truth your “Mind Palace

For thousands of years the Ancient Greeks and Romans used a method called the “Method of loci”. This is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualization to organize and recall information. The Method of Loci often uses a metal journey through a place, a story, or a structure to recall a complex series of information. So imagine then that all the stories in the Bible are there to help you organize and recall a complex series of instructions and information. This process then lays out a foundation that you then build upon in your mind with many building blocks of truth.

For this reason Christ identifies Himself as both a physical and spiritual temple.

Mar 14:58
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

The temple of the mind starts with understandings gained by the physical world that need to be reordered to see the truth hidden in all things and thus the physical Christ which is in the line of Adam (The clay man: Son of Man) is built up into a spiritual understanding of greater truths (Spiritual man: Son of God).

Spiritual is Mental

It might help to realize that the word “spiritual” is not about relating to religious values but it’s rather relating to the mental processes that can’t be touched. We often relate it to feelings of the heart but as you know the heart does not have feelings. It is only a symbolic location for an aspect of consciousness that can be felt. The feeling you get however is an electrical and chemical response to certain understandings.

If you feel happy it is likely because you feel you have something correct, if you are sad it is likely because you feel you got something wrong, but it often feels better to romance the belief that the heart generates feelings. But what the Bible is referring to with terms of “spirituality” is that it is the process consciousness and its pursuits of truth. When you eschew the physical and pursuit the spiritual you are giving up an old understanding gained by the physical world and gaining a new higher sense of priorities and insights within the mind’s palace.

In Summary

The Temple of God is built and torn down many times in the Bible. This is because it is the process in which your understanding grows from a child into an adult. You gain new insights that replace old insights but as you progress you often have to remove old temples to build new ones. This is much like the image of the Hindu god Kali, the goddess of death & destruction, in which old things must die to make way for the new.

So it is only when you can let go of the old man that a new man is born within. You let go of the old Adam to create the new Adam. Adam simply means man. This is not the person but the persona of truth that has grown through a lineage or line of many truths that tell a story so that you can grow from chaos to order, from dark to light, from ignorant to enlightened, from death to life.

So gain the eternal light and life of truth by letting Christ (Anointed authority of the Mind: Truth) reside within you. Build it up, tear it down and build it again.

Mat 21:42
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Luk 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

With the insights you have just learned read the passages above and below and see if this lesson helped you to see more clearly the truths that it reveals.

Eph 4:20
But ye have not so learned Christ;
Eph 4:21
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Eph 4:22
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:23
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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From Adam to Adam, Alpha to Omega

From Adam to Adam, Alpha to Omega

Changing Your Biblical Perception

Ever notice how certain parts of language work? Every idea seems to be compared to something physical. We “consume” knowledge and “chew it over” to ponder it, or we “run them over” in our mind. We “value” ideas by their worth, hence we use words like “value” as if ideas are equal to money. In fact there is little mentally that we don’t compare to some physical phenomena. Why? Maybe it’s because ideas are hard to quantify without a real world experience to describe them. And maybe it’s because we learn by our observations of the physical world and so we think in what we see.

The mind works in imagery and so we dream. Conscious thoughts are the invisible filtered mind at work that is reasoning things out. These thoughts are still based upon physical phenomena at their root, but since the conscious mind is more astute and the thoughts are more complex than the subconscious mind, it doesn’t need to rely on the root imagery that the thoughts were originally made from. But dreams are the unfiltered thoughts of the subconscious mind that are much less complex and rely heavily upon the root images to reason things out. In fact dreams are so real that, at times, it’s hard to tell the difference from a dream and reality.

This language of the mind that reasons with images is the core principal for reading the hidden aspects of the Bible. Once you understand the concept and how to interpret what it’s really saying it will transform you from the observer of the stories to the participant of their realities.

Remember the entire Bible is using allegories and parables to teach you deeper truths. The stories at face value are not the key. It’s the language of tongues you need to know to understand what’s really being said. This is not the gibberish you hear in some religious circles; this is an actual language of ideas as symbols. These symbols are using real life objects to paint deeper impactful concepts to help you heal from a life of ignorant thoughts.

The Life of an Idea as a Person

Consider the life of a thought as an example. The life of an idea emulates the life of a person perfectly.


Like a person the life of an idea starts with a birth. We call this birthing process “conception” because it compares to the birth of a child.


Once an idea is conceived it quickly grows from an adolescent concept unto a fully grown and mature ideal. For this matter you see very little mention of children going through an adolescent period in the Bible. The stories may start with a conception, but they generally skip or speed past adolescence and then hurry on to maturity.


Just like people ideas mingle with other ideas. They interact by the mind reasoning through how one thing relates to another. In this way a concept may determine its function better.


All ideas need to be tested to find their worth. They fight with competing principals, or they seek greater understanding. They find their truth and worth through their endeavors. In other words they find their value like a young man at the time would seek his fortune.


As a concept finds its value it then relates to itself on how this ideal should be used and so it marries or joins to the wisdom of self that is depicted as a woman in the Bible.


As an idea is applied to the self an understanding is formed and it gives birth to the next concept that will occupy the mind of the thinker. And thus a birth is conceived that will start the next step in the growth process of understanding. So each idea is now the parent of a new idea that was birthed by the process.


Once an idea has been fully realized and understood it reaches the end of its discovery process. We often use the term of “we laid that idea to rest” because we no longer need to think about something and so that concept dies. But once the idea has ceased the memory remains and so it becomes entombed in a shrine of the mind as a memorial (sepulchure: to remember). So all dead and buried people in the Bible are really fully understood ideals.


The final judgment is the weighing out of the merit of each truth to see if it is worthy of the status as a higher ideal that can be elevated to a higher state of reasoning like an angel to guide other concepts, or is it heavy and sent down to the grave of darkness where it is found to be less than worthy of elevation. Light verses dark. A greater understanding verses a common knowledge. Something useful or simply just information.


If an idea is not laid to rest as fully understood it can haunt your mind as an unresolved idea, or as a spirit. Often these spirits are lost at sea because the water is the primary concept for the process of consciousness. All people symbolically lost at sea in the Bible become symbolically as fish that are seeking the light of reason. Hence Jesus calls His disciples the “fishers of men” who bring lost souls unto the light.


The entire Bible is the story of ideals that come into being through a process of enlightenment. One idea leads to another and this brings about a lineage of many truths that stack up upon each other. All these ideas are seen in the stories as people, but hidden in their names and in their journeys is a deeper truth about your process to self-discovery. This is the primary reason that each person (personal idea) is born, grows, tries, fails and rises up again. Few ideals are perfectly understood until they complete the challenges of the testing of the mind. This testing is called the “sun” because it tests all men (ideals) through the fires of reason. Each mental day is a trial in understanding whereby truth is uncovered as being either righteous or false.

Ecc 2:20
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
Rev 10:1
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

So keep in mind as you read the Bible that each person is more than a physical person and are really a spiritual or mental process that started from the first Adam until the last Adam. Adam means man (idea), the alpha and the omega, beginning and end. From Adam to Christ. The living and spiritual man. This is all about a lineage of truth that builds up the common mind (you) from a slave of ignorance unto a god of the inner world.

1Co 15:45
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

It is only when you can master your understanding that you can relate to the one True God that masters the universe outside of you. And once you do you will then have Christ within (TRUTH, the universal mirror of God).

2Co 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The Tree of Life is Christ. This is the family tree of truth. It’s really a process of discovery that builds you up from ignorance to enlightenment and thus the WORD of God is the Family Tree of truth that grows within you. Christ is symbolic for you gaining the ultimate understanding within you.

1Co 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Christ = Wisdom is “The Truth” and the “Tree of Life” = Truth

Isa 11:10
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
Isa 27:6
He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
Jer 17:8
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Pro 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Pro 3:18
(WISDOM) She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Rev 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

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Since the Bible is really about unlocking the mind from a bondage to sin, it might help to understand the word “SIN” that enslaves you. But to know what sin is it might also help to know its opposite called “RIGHTEOUSNESS”.

Religion tends to magnify common words to a higher standard and the original meaning gets lost to the new status of the word. But looking at the basic meaning will help clarify its purpose for unlocking the prison of the mind. So let’s take away all the pretense that religion has heaped up upon these words and look at them with new eyes.

Righteousness: Tsĕdaqah: צְדָקָה: justice, righteousness (prosperity): To be correct

Firstly the word RIGHTEOUSNESS simply means to be CORRECT. That’s it. It now means something more along the lines of being morally ethical, but it originally started out meaning to be correct.

Sin: chata’: חָטָא: to err, to miss the mark: To make a mistake

Today the word means an offense against religious or moral law (God’s law), but that’s not what the word originally meant. It simply means that you didn’t get it right! It means you somehow made a mistake. But just because you missed the mark it doesn’t mean that this is the end. In fact it is often the best starting point to understand what is correct.

Remember this is about your mind, and your mind is always trying to get things right. So falling short of perfection isn’t the end of the world. Its simply how we learn to navigate life’s more complicated mysteries. Chances are that you will make a lot of wrong turns before you make the right one. Sometimes you just keep trying till you get it right.

Most people don’t go out of their way to try to “Sin”. Most people aren’t innately evil either. They just make a lot of mistakes that unfortunately often come with consequences and guilt. So why then do we sin? Well, imagine if you were a rat placed into a maze and you had to find your way out or you would starve. In this case you would most likely make a lot of wrong turns before you found the way out of the difficult situation. No one gets it right the first time, especially if they can’t smell the proverbial cheese of what you seek. But once you have navigated a course that hasn’t changed you would most likely get it correct every time afterwards and thus you would then “walk the path of righteousness”. This then becomes the path of experience because experience is the key to understanding. But until you find the right path you will constantly fall into the path of sin. In other wards, you simply turned the wrong way because you didn’t know any better.

So why then do some people seem to make the same mistakes over and over? Perhaps it’s because they treat each new maze of problems in the exact same way as an old problem and don’t realize that each new situation (no matter how familiar it may seem) doesn’t have the same solution as other puzzles they have been in before. It’s often laziness that gets us into the most trouble because it takes effort to learn or pay attention to new things, so we often resort to what we know, even if we know they’re wrong. It’s often a case of it’s “close enough” and if “close enough” doesn’t get us there then we find ourselves, once again, missing the mark and find ourselves lost and blinded in the path of sin.

The Money Machine

Most people seem to miss a simple fact that the human brain is an organic calculating machine. We are literally living computers of a sort. Think about it, we are programmable, we run on a power supply, need to reboot to clear random access memories and we think only in percentages. To some this may sound a little insane but there is nothing you won’t do without first figuring out how much time and energy you will need to accomplish a task. You then consider the task against which outcome will bring you the best return for your investment. It’s all about the numbers.

Your mind works in a code of numbers. Everything thought is factored in a kind of currency. You use percentages of time, effort and energy and spend them to gain something in return. This is why the entire Bible follows a system of currency. Currency is truth by Biblical standards. The more riches you have the more information you possess. The less riches you have the more you desire to have some.

2Ch 9:22
And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
Isa 45:3
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
Rom 11:33
O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

In the world of the mind food and money are now about to have a crossover, because to the mind it doesn’t know how to separate its metaphors. You see food is a means of acquiring what the system needs. “Consumerism” is a staple in modern times as well as a sign of wealth. We all love to acquire new things, but why? When we get something new we gain an intimate knowledge of the thing and then we are richer for all of our possessions. This is a case of life emulating art in that the metaphor for consuming stuff is the same as consuming information as riches. The more things you know the richer you are in mental currency.

Lazarus and the Rich Man

Let’s take a look at the examples of Lazarus and the Rich man to understand this crossover better. The poor man has nothing to eat and has no possessions, and the rich man has everything, but who is really most blessed?

Luke 16:19-31

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

In this case the RICH man here is really your own belief system that is bloated with the pride of knowledge. It’s not that knowledge is bad, it that you think that you have everything all figured out and feel you are doing great. “I got this. I don’t need nuthin’“. But the beggar in the story is the ignorant part of yourself that is, in reality, the student that seeks to understand the truth, thus his name is illustrated as Lazarus.

Lazarus: ‘El`azar: אֶלְעָזָר: the support or help of God: Seeking help to gain higher understanding

Lazarus means the help of God, but the God of the inner world is our ideology of the perfect understanding. So then it is your higher understanding that seeks to know the truth in all things. So the gate in which the poor man lays is a means of transitioning from one state of understanding unto another understanding. But he is lame and can make no proper choices since your legs are the means of taking steps towards enlightenment. Without legs to stand on you cannot make an effort to understand and thus the student within is not faring well and is starving to know what is true, and thus you are vexed by the dilemma of impure thoughts that are symbolized as the dogs that lap at his wounds.

Dog: Kyōn: κύων: metaph. a man of impure mind, an impudent man

Now notice that the rich man is buried when he dies but the poor man is lifted up. This is the balancing of ideals as being a higher or lower concept. In this case pride is the rich man who is too full of self to find the elevation of understanding. It’s a case of the glass being too full to accept any new ideas. The rich man is then tormented by a thirst for truth that is symbolized as water. The rich man is also tormented by the flames of truth that test the mind to see if an ideal is pure or false. All men in the Bible are concepts that face a cycle of conception, testing and resolution that is symbolized as their death, where an idea is then “laid to rest” and entombed in the minds catacombs where it becomes as a memory.

So now we see that the rich man had once had a life of comfort but the poor man suffered. This is because our pride makes us feel special and we revel in our own greatness of understanding, and so the student within suffers to learn (Consume truth) but it can’t because all the mind’s resources are dedicated to feeding its own inflated ego and so it dies from a lack of intellectual nourishment.

The rich man then asks for Lazarus to help him but an expanse is set between them. This is because the two ideals of being prideful and ignorant cannot reside together in a balanced mind. You are either eager to learn or you are stagnant in an inflated self-pride. How then can the rich man find salvation for the self-imposed prison that this ideal has created for itself?

The rich man then asks Abraham to have the “Help of God” (Lazarus) go to his father’s house and teach his 5 brothers. As every man is an ideal, a father is then a progenitor of said ideals. In other words, each idea comes from somewhere, and so it comes from a foundation of truth that was previously laid out. So in this case the man is a concept that is related to other similar ideals (Brothers) that sprang forth from a similar foundational concept (Father). But the rich man is denied by Abraham. Why is Abraham the judge here and not God Himself? This is because we are still dealing with people being conceptions of the minds inner world. In this case then Abraham is the leading concept that decides the fate of another ideal. Abraham roughly means “Father of a multitude” but the truth of his name is a little more complicated than that. He was originally Abram which means “Exalted father” though this is not the full translation either. The name really means “Elevated father” (In other words it’s lifted up) and as you just learned that a father is a foundational idea, and so Abram is an elevated truth that has brought forth a nation of many solid truths, and thus he is the father of many as a Foundational Higher Principal that is now judging over a failed concept. It’s a dead concept and not a living truth.

Abraham: ‘Abram: אַבְרָם: exalted father: elevated father: The Foundation of Higher Principals

The failed concept is now dealing with its own faults and wishes to save any other related faulty beliefs from being scrutinized the same as it is. “Not everything I believe is wrong, is it?” you ask yourself. To which Moses is referred to as a means of guidance.

Moses: Mōÿsēs: Μωϋσῆς: drawing out: Seeking truth

The name of Moses means to “Draw out”. You may also know this as a “calling” to “draw out” or to discover the truth, since he was drawn from the water. Water is always symbolic of truth. You can consider water as being a flow of consciousness, and thus truth is drawn (Moses) from a river or a channeling of consciousness.

So then the rich man is really a faulty ideal that you have of “I know it already”, and this ideal caused your progress to suffer and it made you ignorant and sickly in spirit (In other words, it made you mentally deficient). But the truth in the end is that to endeavor to know is tried and found innocent of being faulty and is lifted up to a higher state of understanding. These truths are not buried in tombs and forgotten like failed ideals but are lifted up to a higher state of understanding and become living truths in which elevate other ideals that come along. These ideals become guides like Abraham and Moses, or the poor man named Lazarus that teaches us to seek truth rather than to rely on our own understanding. In other words, always be hungry to gain understanding and don’t become too full of yourself for believing that you already knowing the answer. Everything new is always new even if it seems like something you knew from before. You must hunger to understand or you too will find you have reached a “dead” end.

So the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man ends with a warning that comes to mean something like this.

“Bad ideals do not recognize they are bad even in comparison to ideals that were once thought to be bad but in reality were later discovered to be true.”

Basically the Rich man and his brother are all faulty concepts that can’t see the truth in what they are so they can not recognize the truth even if it rose from the darkness of the grave of ignorance into the light of reason as an enlightened truth. (I guess you could say “Stupid don’t know it’s stupid no matter how it’s pointed out”)

In Summary:

Not everything in the Bible is as it seems. It’s all really about creating and residing in state of higher understanding. We will revisit many of these concepts again later. We will also look into the metaphor of riches as a measure of understanding and food as a means of gaining experience through consuming truth. The main point of this post however was to teach that just as not everything is as it seems, so too is the image of sin and righteousness. They are not opposing beliefs but rather they are the challenge of finding the truth. We do however try to avoid the failings of sin because they can become a trap that is hard to escape from once you fall into it. It trips you up more often than not and ensnares you to a series of bad concepts that lead you astray from the correctness of thought. In other words, you are lead from the light of reason to follow bad ideals that keep you a slave to them. Once you stay rich in your beliefs you fail to see the truth and grow blind to the suffering you create to others and to yourself. A part of you starves each time you get puffed up in your pride of belief, and you will eventually suffer from this mistake by creating a chasm between where you are and the truth that eludes you. And believe me it is only truth that can save you from a hell of your own making.

Jhn 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Do not suffer trapped in a place of faulty beliefs by thinking you have it all figured out. It is only when you realize that you are not perfect that you can begin to seek the answers you need and then it will be your sins that made way for you to discover righteousness as the truth in everything.

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