FaXin Posted May 31, 2021 Share Posted May 31, 2021 Luke 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.' 24. 'For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.' The first thing that sticks out for me here is the word "daily". This implies an ongoing process. Each day, each moment we need to redirect our awareness and turn inward, tuning into the spirit. The next verse we've seen many times throughout the New Testament: this idea of dying and finding life. When one first encounters a "spiritual awakening", there is a very real fear of losing one's self. The energy structures we have built over lifetimes are crumbling, and we are stepping into new territory. One's primal survival instinct is to turn back and save themselves. But one needs a degree of surrender, trust, faith when such a movement occurs. It's important to note that any time Jesus refers to himself, he is referring to the spiritual light we all have inside of us. "...whosoever will lose his life for my sake" is to take the plunge into the unknown and surrender to the energy and light flows... to surrender one's self to the mercy of God and what is happening. To let go of control of worldly concerns, fears -- ultimately death itself. There is a very real facing of our own mortality, and thus why the mystical path is not common. Would love to hear any thoughts that others may have... 4 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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