John 14:12 King James Version (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. If you have ever had wine at church on Sunday, you are familiar with Communion. Bread and wine, body and blood, of which Jesus said: “Do this in remembrance of me.” But what if what it really means has nothing at all to do with literal wine? What if the true meaning is hidden in plain sight, and the church (some knowingly and some not) has been misleading people for centuries?
Mark 7:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
For those of you that don’t know, the water-to-wine miracle is Jesus’ first miracle and only shows up in the Gospel of John. Why it’s only in that gospel can be confounding if you don’t understand the symbolism. Don’t you think that maybe one of the other disciples would have documented this first miraculous event? Why only John, “the one whom Jesus loved’? Perhaps we can shed some light on that dilemma in this breakdown.
Luckily, John gives us some great information on how to interpret this divine drama:
John 15 King James Version (KJV) (parenthesis are mine)
I am the true vine (Higher Self), and my Father (Higher Mind) is the husbandman.
2 Every branch (you) in me that beareth not fruit (spiritual wisdom) he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word (logos/knowledge) which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing
The vine is, of course, a spiritual grapevine (Jesus), from which grapes (fruit) come from, and the branches are all of us. The fruit (results of action, good or bad) is turned into wine (wisdom, when partaken of by the soul, intoxicates or paralyzes the lower, but brings joy and satisfaction to the higher) when you dwell in your higher nature. The Father being associated with the “husbandman”, is saying the Higher Mind prunes or discards the lower fruit, that which doesn’t serve you anymore. That’s pretty much what all of that is saying.
If you really want to understand what is being said in the Bible, you have to understand the symbolism and you have to go within where the Kingdom of God truly resides (Luke 17-21). This is the place where you spiritually tithe by giving to God the lower 10% and receive the higher 90% that is intended for those inside of the divine mystery. That’s right, tithing has nothing to do with money. I break that down in an article here.
You won’t find this wisdom in a church, or from a pastor or priest because they have been trained by the same people who don’t understand the ancient symbolism and allegory, or maybe they understand and don’t want you to find out the truth because you will leave to embark on your own journey for the truth and take your money with you.
For starters, we need to know what these words mean on a spiritual level because that is how we are told to interpret scripture, right?
2 Corinthians 3:6 King James Version (KJV) (parenthesis are mine)
6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter (don’t interpret scripture literally), but of the spirit: for the letter killeth ( a literal interpretation kills or misleads), but the spirit giveth life.
1 Corinthians 2:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria
“Should we understand sacred writ according to the letter, we should fall into the most enormous blasphemies”. Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871) p.266
Eusebius Pamphili, Bishop of Caesarea
“It will sometimes be necessary to use falsehood for the benefit of those who need such a mode of treatment”. Chp. 31, Book 12 of Prae Paratio Evangelica.
Origen Adamantius, founder of the Christian School of Caesarea
“The Scriptures were of little use to those who understood them literally, as they are written”. Higgins Anacalypsis II, Page 270
Pope Leo X
“It has served us well, this myth of Christ”. Vatican Librarian, Cardinal Baronius in the Annales Ecclesiastici 1597, a history of the church.
St. Augustine of Hippo
“I would not believe in the Gospel myself if the authority of the Catholic Church did not influence me to do so”. Against the Letter of Mani 5, 6, 397 AD.
Now that we have permission to interpret this spiritually, let’s take a look at the actual passages in John:
John 2 King James Version (KJV)
And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.
6 And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,
10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.
“The third day there was a marriage,” tells you right away that something incredible is going to happen because the number 3 in mysticism means “new life”, “resurrection”, “renewal” or “rebirth”. Jesus in the tomb for 3 days, Jonah in the belly of the whale for 3 days, etc. You have to read slowly and pick up on the signs that are hidden in plain sight.
The “marriage” that’s taking place is really about you raising yourself to a higher state of consciousness when you dwell in your higher nature, a side effect of the symbolic “marriage” to the Christ within, who is, in fact, the true bridegroom, the Higher Self. And All of this all takes place in the mind.
It’s no mistake that Jesus’ mother is referenced three times but never named, obviously, it’s not Mary. But if we look at “Paul’s” writings in Galatians, we get a bigger picture of who this “mother” is.
Galatians 4:26 King James Version (KJV)
26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
“Jerusalem which is above,” tells you that this is a spiritual city, one that exists within you. City in mysticism means “consciousness”, so this is, once again, the higher realms within YOU.
We see that Jesus and his disciples were called to the marriage. Okay, one thing that you need to understand is that the disciples never physically existed. They represent aspects of you, your consciousness. “John” is a representation of love. “The one whom Jesus loved”, remember?
Jesus (the Higher Self) and the 12 disciples (all aspects of your consciousness) have to be present for the marriage to take place within you. It doesn’t work any other way. It’s all or nothing. The number 12 is symbolic of “perfection”. The marriage of the Higher Self to the 12 disciplined qualities of the mind will bring you to perfection.
The number had to be 12, not 13 or 11, but 12. Why? Because the number 12 symbolized “perfection” long before the biblical writers put quill to parchment. We have 12 signs of the zodiac, of which each disciple is represented as well. Mahavira, founder of the Jains of India wandered naked for 12 years, and in the 13th year, obtained “enlightenment” under a sala tree, which is the same as the 12 disciples and Jesus in you. Mahavira also converted 12 disciples and had them structure his scriptures. Zoroastrians had 12 commanders on the side of the light. In the Bible, we have 12 tribes of Israel. The Greeks had 12 Olympians. In Buddhism, over 2,500 years ago, the devas prophesied, “In twelve years a great Bodhisattva will be born who will become either a universal ruler or a Buddha, and will be known as Shakyamuni,” and he completed 12 deeds. Zoroaster left home after 12 years. And the list goes on and on.
I recently came across a young man who believed that all of these old myths were just a foretelling of Jesus to come, that Jesus was the fulfilling of these myths, made them real, and that is why the stories are so similar.
I mean, come on. It seems like we will do anything to make our religions real, even to the point of lying to ourselves. People are scared to let it go, because what will they do when they realize that they are a god (Psalm 82-6), and everything they thought was true about religion is mythology? My religion can’t really be an actual myth, can it? Yes, indeed it can. This wayward young man had that fanatical look in his eyes that you see in someone who has tossed aside all reason and refuses to look inside themselves, exactly where Jesus said to look for the kingdom (Luke 17-21), and is still looking up in the sky for a returning savior. Sorry, all your going to get from that is a sore neck. I simply told him “That’s an interesting take on it”. You need to be gentle when talking about this stuff with people because it can be an avalanche in someone’s life to learn the truth. It sure was for me.
This young man reminds me of an old eastern enlightenment story:
[Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way of Zen. He seldom turned any away.
One day an important man, a man used to command and obedience came to visit the master. “I have come today to ask you to teach me about Zen. Open my mind to enlightenment.” The tone of the important man’s voice was one used to getting his own way.
The Zen master smiled and said that they should discuss the matter over a cup of tea. When the tea was served the master poured his visitor a cup. He poured and he poured and the tea rose to the rim and began to spill over the table and finally onto the robes of the wealthy man. Finally, the visitor shouted, “Enough. You are spilling the tea all over. Can’t you see the cup is full?”
The master stopped pouring and smiled at his guest. “You are like this tea-cup, so full that nothing more can be added. Come back to me when the cup is empty. Come back to me with an empty mind.”]
I’m in no way saying that I am some Zen Master or anything like that, and I am always open to hearing a different interpretation. Why would I pass on an opportunity to further myself spiritually? I’ve learned much in my journey so far, but my cup is far from full.
Aaaaaanyway, let’s move on.
Next, we have the “six waterpots of stone”, which is saying that this is the lower meaning of water, which is “distorted reflections of truth”. The water pots being made of stone lets you know that they are associated with the lowest stage of consciousness. Stone coming from the Earth. The Greeks believed in five stages of consciousness that they used to craft these biblical dramas around. Lowest to highest: Earth, Water, Air, Fire and the New Mind.
The number 6 is the first perfect number from a Pythagorean perspective, but from the mystical perspective of the east, it stands for “religion, law or doctrine” and tells you that a major transformational event is about to take place, and is right before the number 7, which is completion, but completion cannot be achieved until you are empty. The water pots had to be empty, just like you need to be empty to receive that which is water in the higher sense, which is “truth”. Now that you have been filled with the truth, you can transform the water into wine, which is divine wisdom.
Jesus and his disciples were all “invited.” But this invitation is for everyone, and we are the ones who must make a conscious decision to accept it, and we do this by first turning our own water into wine and offering it up to the Father, the Higher Mind. If our desire to begin the journey of the crucifixion of the lower self is good and pure, then our acceptance of the invitation and our offering will be acknowledged as being “good wine”.
Once we understand the mystery, our water, truth, will flow through the spiritual vine, which is the Christ within, and into all aspects of our being, resulting in us putting forth spiritual fruit. That is when we then will do the things Jesus did, and even greater. In this way, we obey Jesus’ command to “do this in remembrance of Me.”
The only thing any of us truly need is the love that exists within each other, and that has nothing to do with the physical, it is born of the Divine, and our realization of this eternal truth leads us all to participate in this first miracle.
The Bible is about you, me and all of us, and offers us a spiritual road map for the soul if we can read between the lines and apply the spiritual interpretation to our own lives.
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn” – Alvin Toffler