Matthew 7: 13-14 puts it: “enter ye through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate that leads to hell”. A most telling verse indeed. In light of Coronavirus, to where exactly is this instructional verse guiding. Regards overall health, how do we interpret this verse specifically regards Coronavirus contagion?
By the end of this article, matters in this area should become much more clearer. That, regards COVID-19, we’re not helpless, not at all, in fact, the reverse.
The truth is, we’re each inner equipped with dynamics of prevention and healing specifically regards the situation pertaining globally.
But, until we connect consciously with this protection dynamic, and upload it practically into consciousness, then scriptures as these remain at their intellectual value only. Thus the need of reading the above scripture esoterically, as opposed to literal. Surface reading alone of this, or any scripture, does not alter the state of the soul.
More than ever, it’s time for moving into personal empowerment or direct experience of the innately present divine within each of us. Time for evolving beyond limiting dogmas and belief systems, into authentic spiritual maturity in God-Presence consciousness. Gated
Remembering, that, biblical ‘church’ is not referring to a physical building, but one’s consciousness. Similarly, the biblical term ‘Jew’ refers to ‘inwardly’ — one seeking God within. The term is not referring to the Jewish nation or its people. Thus the words on top of the crucifixion read: ‘hail king of the Jews’ meaning, praise be the inwardly directed soul seeking their own Christ within.
This Matthew scripture, therefore, is referring to our being ‘inwardly’, being in narrow gate status as opposed to outwardly — wide gate orientation.
At our core, we’re each ‘inwardly’: we’re each seeker’s.
To this end, understanding keyphrases in the above scripture, is vital.
What does narrow and wide gates mean?
‘Gate’ is an avenue of sense experience,
and ‘narrow’ is inward focus.
Wide gate is referring to the outer world, to the incessant activity of the scattered mind and its attraction or association with the conditioned five senses.
So, there are two gates. One leading to heaven the other to hell. The gate to heaven is the strait, or narrow gate – meaning to be inwardly seeking – and the gate leading to hell is the outer wide gate of sense consciousness.
The questions arise: what practicalities are involved in entering the narrow gate? Where are these two gates located, and how does one enter through the narrow gate? Do we enter with our belief systems, our creeds, our faith-flags, or with what?
In other words, what is the password?
The narrow gate is mental convergence — a means of self-realization — and is located in the brain. The wide gate functions under the law of spiritual ignorance, here referred to as hell. And the password is, ‘meditational silence’.
Mastering these two ‘gates’, by applying the password practically, are our protection means against COVID-19. It does so by creating invincible immunity.
Both gates initially represent polar opposite functioning’s, and for good reason. The reason being, that we must choose one gate standard over the other. Then, having chosen to be inwardly — narrow gate — we make practical progress in that direction: commence the inward journey of knowing God directly. This process — which will be explained — considering the tangible rewards of heaven and health, is not difficult but requires commitment and dedication.
Wide gate consciousness satisfies mind-senses only, while Spirit or narrow gate satisfies the heart,
Narrowing the focus
So, ‘the narrow gate’ initially is about NARROWING the wide gate: narrowing the active intellect. Narrowing the activities of the incessant conscious thinking mind and its attraction with the outer world. Narrowing the mental focus is how the senses become withdrawn from their objects, thus transforming wide gate experiencing.
Wide gate activity causes loss of spiritual identity, hence the expression ‘what good in conquering the world, if in doing so, pay4d we lose our soul’.
We’re born into wide gate standard, hence the need of God-given faculties in bringing about narrow gate standard, thereby access to kingdom of heaven awareness.
Miracle of Convergence
Narrowing of the wide gate, therefore, is one of mental convergence.
Convergence, by transforming wide gate into narrow gate, or, into single-eye awareness, performs as miracle-like activity, in that, convergence facilitates co-existence, whereby both gates function synergistically as one – ‘as above so below’.
Repeated arriving at convergence allows the brain adapt to handling two states of awareness simultaneously: world consciousness and eternal consciousness. Prior to dual state of awareness, the brain functioned only in mono.
When converged state becomes established, we’re no longer under the ignorance-compelling influences or dominance of wide gate attractions: we now make conscious decisions. The brain re-calibrates from mono, allowing the nervous system experience time and timelessness — relative and absolute — simultaneously. Remembering that we come in to this world uploaded in mono only.