I seem to be among the few who think that the Bible is about spiritual life and not about history. It could almost be said that everything interpreted by “traditional religions” is, well… of little or no consequence. Historical events are sometimes used to illustrate spiritual truth, but that’s all. They are only the hooks on which we can hang our spiritual hats. History is not what the Bible is about. The Bible does not tell us how to enrich our physical lives, but how behave in order to enrich our heaven.
It also tells us how to ascend from the ‘earthy’ consciousness to the ‘heavenly’ one. Or from the transient mode of becoming to the permanent mode of being.
In Matthew 7:13-14 we are told the following:
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
And only a few find it.
Why only a few? What is it that stops people from seeking the true reality? Why are such profound biblical statements completely ignored by all Christian churches of all denominations for more then 2000 years? And by some 2 billion of their followers?
We can be fairly sure that Matthew, who wrote these words, could hardly have suspected that alpha waves were at the root of the answer. And, while Peter suspected the truth, Paul found it difficult to accept. (See my forthcoming historical novel Peter & Paul).
We must begin by the assumption that our intended residence is a state of consciousness which the Bible describes as heaven. We can now call it a state, or a condition, wherein we retain our full awareness while entering our subconscious, which defines the sum-total of our experience of becoming. Yes, the awareness of billions, perhaps trillions of years, which we can only find stored in our subconscious. Now, that’s a lot of memory storage. It is hardly surprising that the ‘ancients’, like Matthew, who may have gained access to it, accidentally or by perseverance, called it heaven. What else could they say?
And what of the narrow gate?
We have four different frequencies of brainwaves or rhythms: beta, alpha, theta and delta. The occipital alpha waves occur during periods when our eyes are closed and we are perfectly relaxed. They carry the strongest EEG (electroencephalogram) signals, and they do not occur until we reach three years of age. It would take a lot more space than a blog to explain it all; enough said that, with practice, we can find the narrow gate by learning to generate alpha waves. Alpha rhythm is NOT the gate, but the gate is within the range of alpha wave. It is a slightly different rhythm for every one of us. It has to be; why else would there be so many of us? Every ‘heaven’ is different—there are as many ‘heavenly’ states of consciousness as there are beings aware of its existence.
Matthew might not have known that. He had an excuse for not knowing about it. We don’t. In my next blog I shall attempt to explain the matter further.