Common Metaphysical Themes
Did you know, metaphysically speaking, that:
- Jesus represents our Christ potential realized;
- Bethlehem represents the abiding place of Universal Substance;
- Peter symbolizes our maturing faith quality;
- John represents our capacity for love, which sees universal harmony and oneness;
- Nazareth symbolizes that place in consciousness where we awaken to the Christ Presence within us and bring It into expression;
- Mary Magdalene represents our deeply psychic and intuitive nature;
- A barren fig tree symbolizes an unproductive, sense-prone state of consciousness;
- Resurrection represents the complete alignment of our human self with our Christ Self;
- The many mansions Jesus speaks of are states of consciousness.
Are you familiar with the story of Jesus feeding of the 5,000? Select one of your favorite translations (NIV, NRSV, KJV, etc.) and turn to this story, found in Matthew 14:13-21. Read it in conjunction with the following metaphysical treatment:
The Feeding of the Five Thousand (from The Gospel of Matthew, New Metaphysical Version)
13. We take the matter to Spirit in prayer because we know in Spirit that we can master our emotions and sense gratifications. 14. The Christ in us understands our confusion and seeks to strengthen our bond with Spirit. 15. At the human level we may feel bound by circumstances that appear to offer nothing but lack and limitation, and so we may settle for sensory fulfillment instead of spiritual sustenance. 16. But the Jesus of us knows we need only to be fed by Spirit. 17. If our only discernment is through our five senses, oftentimes we will see a lack of resources or fail to see the value of the resources we have. 18. But Spirit sees only abundance. 19. When we trust Spirit and bless what we have, we will find we have sufficient resources at our disposal. 20. And when we do this, each of our twelve spiritual faculties will be so enriched that we become aware of an endless supply of Universal Substance. 21. And it is from this elevated perspective that all five of our physical senses will evolve into their higher spiritual essences.
This interpretation gives you an idea of the richness of metaphysical Christianity. Each of these New Metaphysical Gospels is intended for use along-side traditional versions of the Bible. We recommend using them as study guides for group study, as well as for private study, meditation, and daily readings. It is suggested that traditional Gospel versions be used as supplements to this version so readers can compare traditional content to the metaphysical content of the NMV: verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter. We have provided both wings and landing gears with these metaphysical renderings, so they are both practical and down to earth. We have opted for understandability and clarity instead of loftiness and vagueness.
We hope you will not only enjoy these metaphysical renderings of the Gospels, but that both your spirituality and appreciation for the richness of the New Testament will be deepened.