We don’t have to stay in bondage to false identity with our minds. We can seek the truth of God that sets us free. And Jesus is an example of a man who did just this thing. He did it masterfully and with great truth. This verse is the account and example of Jesus finally overthrowing the liar in his mind. The unconsciousness within his mind.
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted[a] by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]”5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:“‘He will command his angels concerning you,and they will lift you in their hands,so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’[c]”7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’[d]”8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’[e]”11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
Jesus was a physical man just the same as any other man who ever came into physical reality. He was born of a man and a woman and came into the physical world the same as all other men. But it was his soul level of consciousness and experience that was so advanced and profound. Jesus is really the highest level of authority under God in the kingdom of heaven. And the message of the truth of God that he came to deliver was his purpose for coming into physical life. He came to prepare a path for us by overcoming the strong unconscious patterns of mankind. Helping to break there hold on the collective consciousness of mankind. His life mirrors all the rest of our lives in that he is the example for us for us to aspire.
The example by which to live. The life he lived in the example of the truth of God made flesh. But this example is within all our grasp as well because he prepared a way for us. In this way he is our savior along with God and all of heaven. The truth of God is within every one of us as well. And we are also the truth of God made flesh, but we differ in magnitude and quantity. But also in equality a perfect part of the body of God. All walking through the experiences of many lifetimes towards the very same self-mastery that Jesus exemplified for us. Jesus spent his life following the calling of God within him, he lived and learned like any other man.
And the mastery of his mind and wisdom of his words and actions show that he must have experienced everything there is to know from physical life. he would have experienced all the trials of life we all face. Including loving a woman. He would have been exposed to all the unconsciousness of his time. H would have taken the liar into himself when he grew as a child. Jesus knew all about the prince of lies. The parasite that comes into our minds with all the knowledge of the world. And he knew because he had the liar in his mind as well. But Jesus was and is of the highest authority under God and this is the strength and truth of God that was and is within him. That the world couldn’t hold him and he overcame the world. He overcame all the challenges of physical life and showed us the way.
This verse in the Bible is an example of Jesus’s awakening. When the verse says that Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted it is telling of the nature of the calling of God within us. As we heed the call we wander into the wilderness within our minds. In this wilderness, we wonder for many days as we begin to learn what we are and what we are not. The fasting for 40 days and nights is exemplifying the thirst and hunger for the truth of God.In the wilderness, we are tempted by every thought that comes to mind. We begin to break identification with our thoughts and minds.
With our bodies. And as we step firmly in the direction of truth all that is not true within us moves in the opposite direction. All that is false begins to stand out in sharp contrast. But at every corner, the liar in our minds will seek to hide within our minds. To trick us back into identification with it. The liar can’t stand the light of truth. To be seen for what it is. And if we allow this we will become entangled in this identity again hardly being able to see where we as the true self begin and the false self ends.
The liar will try to deceive us about everything. It will say God isn’t there and that Guides aren’t there. It will make you doubt everything about yourself and everything around you. It will use everything around you against you. It will try to make up look like down and black look like white. It’s responsible for all of the discord in the physical world. The discourse in the verse above is an example of the thoughts Jesus was overcoming as he was overcoming his liar.
His liar was tempting him with everything that meant the most to Jesus. And Jesus shows his ability to choose the truth in all cases. This is an example of the final conflict between Jesus and his liar when he finally overturned his liar for good gaining mastery over his mind. Aligning himself as one singular whole with the truth of God. Mind, body, and soul. When Jesus says to get behind me he is showing that his liar finally has no power over him. This is also an example for us as to how to overcome the liar in our minds. By always choosing the truth of God. The truth that sets you free.
The Beginning of Mastery
Just ask. Such a simple yet profound action. Simple yet challenging in its simplicity. How does one ask? And how does one hear the reply? I never knew how simple it could be my self. I have been a seeker for most of my life, and even before when I was very young even though I didn’t realize I was. I knew God was with me and always have been a very true person. But I have my life lessons and challenges like any other person. Then one day I became very sick.
I knew very well from all of the previous seekings that I was suffering from harmful patterns within my mind. the words written by Don Miguel Ruiz in particular had changed me. His words touched me deeply and altered my perception of everything. So when I became sick I was aware that the sickness was caused by my mind. Or that I had a sickness in my mind that caused the sickness in my body.
But I was still unconscious. I was afraid. Suffering from anxiety and depression as well as irregular heartbeat. Things grew so dire that I went into my room and could no longer face anything in the world. I had this profound feeling and idea that there was nothing to ever be afraid of. Or to suffer from. But that we all face the challenge of controlling our minds that lead us astray. But I was awakening to this truth and finding myself in my physical body with a mind full of harmful patterns of thought and being.
One day I was suffering badly from my condition and I decided to sit down and pray. I closed my eyes and poured all of my fears and pain into my prayer. All of my intention and fealing and strength. I asked for truth or death because I knew I could never give up on life no matter how badly I suffered. But at the same time, I couldn’t live like that anymore. I went in the one direction I had left and that was to God.
Immediately after I made this prayer I felt a sense of peace and the great love that came out from within my heart. In the same moment I felt this sensation I recognized that within this feeling there was intention and meaning. I realized this was a message and this message flowed in through my heart into my mind where I perceived the message. This happened quickly but was a very welcome reply. And the message that I received was “I am with you always”.
Then preceding this there came another message that carried the same loving intention and emotion as the first. And what I was told was that I was speaking to a messenger of God. I felt his presence with me and also the presence of God was more apparent and near. I was comforted and guided as to what was taking place and who he was. I say he because it’s easy for me to write. And also I feel associated with him as a male but only because of my perception.
After I made my prayer and was answered I was still very sick. Daily I was wrestling with very strong patterns of fear within my mind. I knew it was my thoughts that were causing all of my turmoil but I struggled to overcome them. It grew so bad that I could hardly take care of myself. But all the time my Guide and God was with me. I felt their presence and influence. Strong heat and pressure throughout my body. I came to call this process shifting because it would come in waves of difficulty and then release. The release was always very sweet. Then the process would start again.
I was constantly being shown how to navigate my mind. I would get moments of insight about the lies I was struggling with. These moments of insight slowly began to help see what was true and real. The truth was setting me free as my eyes were being opened. This went hand in hand with my physical healing. As my eyes opened my mind healed and in turn my body. But the process was slow. I came to realize that if God healed me all at once it would be painful. That physical reality has to unfold in a progression.
One powerful insight came one day as I was trying to take a shower. I was praying to Guides and God about the struggle I was facing and suddenly I had a vision of being an onlooker observing the process of my mind. I saw myself with an unhealthy thought in my mind and that because I was placing all my belief and faith into that unhealthy thought I was fully invested in it. And by believing in that unhealthy thought I was by my own choice holding my self within the unpleasant emotion I was feeling.
I was being deceived into it.I saw clearly that the unpleasant emotion I was feeling was directly related to the thought I was believing in. That the unpleasant emotion was a warning sign that I was focusing on an unhealthy pattern of thought. And not only into the thought but also because I believed in it I was holding myself within the pain. I was defending the thought as well. Arguing in its favor even though it hurt.
Because even as God and Guides were telling me I was entangled and that I had to release the thought, I could hardly hear or understand them because I was so invested in the lie. Then as quickly, as it came I was back to my old perspective but I had gained a newfound understanding of what I was doing to myself. Not willingly but because I was deceived.The liar has no power of his own. It’s the only power to deceive. It is a very clever liar and has a way of always finding a way to trick us into believing what it says. This is why it’s known as the Prince of Lies. We have always had a choice in what thoughts we want to put our beliefs into.
We don’t have to choose to listen to the liar. The liar only ever tricks us into using our freedom and choice against ourselves and others.But we have practiced these habitual patterns for so long that we hardly even realize we are doing it. And this is the unconsciousness of the liar. It loves to hide within our minds and trick us into identifying with it. So that because we are identified and invested within it we can hardly see that we are. We may say I feel terrible but I don’t know why, or that I can’t stop feeling depressed or afraid. And by doing this habitually for many years of our life we can become physically unbalanced which leads to further difficulty when overcoming these harmful patterns of mind.
The liar isn’t a sentient being. It isn’t a Devil or fallen angel. All it is is habitual patterns of unhealthy thought that get passed down through society as we grow up in this physical world. It is essentially your own intelligence turned against you. God knows we are always doing the best we can with these challenges. For some, they have less harmful patterns in their minds than others but always we become identified with our physical minds and bodies in this way.
And within our minds is the liar. The lives we live dictate the patterns we accumulate. If we grow in harsh conditions with many other unconscious people around us we often take in these same patterns of unconsciousness. But not always. Because this is dependent also upon the soul level experience of the individual. A soul with more experience will be less likely to fall as deeply into unconsciousness within these harmful patterns.This is what we all call intuition. Within us is always the core of the truth of God despite the physical circumstances and state of mind. We all feel this within no matter how distracted to what we really are.
Because the truth is simply what you are, although you may have forgotten. When you awaken you step back into the fullness of your truth and also God’s truth.At the time all I could focus on was that I had very strong patterns of fear in my mind and physical imbalance in my body. I have since come to see more and more clearly. The challenge I then faced was to find a way to not listen to the liar. Because even though I knew I was being deceived and essentially choosing to harm myself by believing the liar in my thoughts, I still couldn’t withstand the lies. And I began trying repeatedly to choose something other than the lie.I soon realize the lie always points to the truth about the lie. That whatever the lie was it always pointed directly to the truth like a mirror. I also soon realized that it didn’t matter what the lie said.
What the lying thought was because it was always unhealthy. Part of the liars trick is to get you thinking and wondering if it’s true. what if this? what if that. I realized I simply had to trust in what I was feeling and say no to the lair. I had to tell the lair to get behind me. To not talk to it. In the same way, Jesus did before me.Because a lie always points to the truth, it can also always reveal to you what is the truth if you allow it. You can use every lie itself to push you in the direction of truth. This is what has happened to many saints and wise men and women throughout history. Many of whom had great afflictions that drove them into the arms of truth.
That broke apart their identity with the physical mind and body and revealed to them the truth within. In this was the unconsciousness always leads to consciousness. the lies always erode themselves. Ultimately all that is out of place always serves to align things back into place. This is the natural balance of the universe. or what has been called yin and yang. What is must always reach an equilibrium? Only being pulled so far one way before being pulled back toward the other. And in the mind of an individual, the greatest affliction caused by lies can be the greatest catalyst for awakening.
Because our actions flow forth from our thoughts, the physical world around us reflects the state of the mind of the individual. It a not just an individual. Because as said before the liar is spread by being in contact with and experiencing the world around us. And If there is a large level of harmful patterns collectively all around you, you must inherently take these lies into your self as you grow.
Because no one around you knows any better. And you don’t know of this in your mind as you grow. But within you, if you are a more advanced soul you will still have the inner wisdom and knowing perception of this affliction all around you. You will feel its Dischord. And we all do according to our soul level progression. Jesus was certainly an advanced soul.When you see all that is so out of place within the world at large you are seeing what is so out of place with the collective minds of mankind. And just like in one individual who has strong unhealthy patterns of mind that can be a catalyst for their awakening, the same is true as a reflection into the world around us. How we will continue to have warning signs until we take notice and make a change.
How everything that is out of place is pushing us ultimately back towards a healthier direction. You begin to see how everything is perfectly in its place.There is hope. because just like in one individual who can awaken to the deepest truth within the entire state of mankind can and will awaken as well. This is in reality taking place now as the pressures of imbalance within our individual and collective minds puts more and more pressure upon us. And it has to be this way.
We have free will and we will never be forced to choose. But we also have to have a way to know when something out of alignment. The indicators of misalignment are sickness and disease. War and disharmony among mankind. We reap what we sow and through our free will have chosen this for ourselves. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can always choose another path. And by our choices, we must learn.In this way, the wise men of the Bible could see the times we are living in coming. Knowing about the liar in the minds of mankind and understanding the liar always will grow in strength before finally collapsing upon itself. So all the signs around us of misalignment are truly birthing pains as mankind on a whole is beginning to awaken to a new level of awareness. Jesus spoke to us of this when he said.
5Jesus began by telling them, “See to it that no one deceives you. 6Many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am He,’ and will deceive many. 7When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, as well as famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Jesus was very aware of the liar and the influence it has on mankind and the individual. And also the effects on mankind as a whole. He was aware because he had removed his liar first. And as a result, he could see clearly where everyone else was blinded. So when you have turmoil within you caused by your liar take it as a sign of the misalignment within you. Allow it to drive you into truth. Allow everything that is out of place to show you how to put it back into place. You can begin to see how perfectly balanced and weighted all things are. How everything is perfectly in its place.
But physical reality must unfold. We will always have free will. But no one who has any level of connection to true self would ever choose misaligned actions. Every one of us no matter how distracted has the core of the truth of God within. Knows and can feel the truth and lies. But has forgotten exactly what it is they are experiencing.
All of these things have become more and more clear to me as I have progressed on my path. By asking for the truth it was given to me. I was shown what I am and what I am not. And when you know what you are not you also know what you are. Then you have to do the hard work of cleaning up the lies in your mind. And as a reflection, you are cleaning up the lies for everyone around you as well. because we are all interconnected within. We are all a part of the body of God. For every one of us who takes a stand against their liar we also take a stand for everyone else. Breaking the chain and stopping the nonsense in its tracks.
Use your heart as a compass. Observe your thoughts and find the ability within to release them letting them float by. By doing this you take back your strength from the liar in your mind. You regain happiness and peace and step back into the awareness of the kingdom of heaven that is yours now. It will always be yours. I realized one day while sitting outside and observing my thoughts that God and Guides had been teaching and showing me how to meditate all along. How to oversee from soul level awareness and to let thoughts pass by like clouds. To not hold onto them. To flow in Grace with what is while acting and choosing along with God.
In harmony with God’s true nature and my own. when you let go you automatically fall into your true nature and God’s true nature. By releasing thoughts you fall into balance. This is meditation. To observe as soul level awareness and to allow thoughts to pass by. To be in control of your mind and in turn your body fully conscious and awake as the soul level awareness that you are. And this is the kingdom of heaven that Jesus spoke of when he said that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. This is the mastery that he achieved and then brought to us through his example and words.
It’s through this truth that he is a savior. Not because he was the only son of God. But because we are all sons and daughters of God and we all have what he had and has. he was showing through his example the path to the kingdom of heaven. The example of the path to enlightenment. That of awareness and master of physical mind and body with your greatest truth which is also the truth of God. That we are all equal parts of the body of God. Not one of us is more or less than another including Jesus. We all shine infinitely perfect each in our own perfect way.
Always to inspire and to be inspired to greater depths of truth by each other. That to reach God you ned no mediary. You need no one to speak to God on your behalf. You need only to speak and ask God yourself directly. Because you are a part of God and you will be answered. Jesus is the bread of life in this way. Because he is an example for us to follow. And when we follow his guidance we find the very same truth that he found within himself. He was and is pointing the way. Because he is still with us now. In your heart with all the other Guides in heaven speaking within one unified voice along with God. Your heavenly family. Calling to you of your highest purpose.
Seek and You Will Find. Knock and the door will open. Just ask.