34. Christianity/Gnosis – Awaken Within – Third Eye – Belief
The third eye aligns with the wisdom teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who is believed to have lived in the land of Galilee (1-34CE, modern day Palestine and Israel). Jesus was born into a Jewish family during a time of Roman rule. Around the age of thirty, Jesus began teaching that the“Kingdom”was within everyone. This was contrary to Jewish belief and Roman law. He taught Jews, Gentiles (half-Jews) and Samaritans (non-Jews) to know and believe that the divine was within them.
He taught non-judgment, humility, compassion and forgiveness. He saw how money, greed and power blinded people from seeing their soul’s truth.
Most saw Jesus as a teacher/Rabbi; or a charismatic rebel. Some called him “King of the Jews.” When Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the annual Jewish Passover Festival he was arrested and brought before the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate. Pilate asked him if he was the King of the Jews? Jesus replied, “My kingdom is not of this world.” Pilate crucified him for challenging Roman authority. Some called Jesus “Christ” and his followers “Christians.” Some Jewish leaders felt that Jesus had not fulfilled the Messianic prophecy.
In 110 CE, Father Ignatius used the term “Katholikos,” a word created by Aristotle to mean: “throughout the whole, of the four winds” as a way to describe this emerging belief. Romans persecuted Christians and Jews until 325 CE. When Roman Emperor Constantine gathered the First Council of Nicaea in Turkey they debated and defined who Jesus was to them. They named him Christ, Son of God thus creting Christian doctrine. Some followers of Jesus were Gnostics (knowers) who felt he encouraged them to seek the spiritual knowledge that is already within them. The third eye chakra reminds us to seek and believe in our own inner wisdom.
Message: Look within for the answers you seek. Trust that your inner knowing will guide you with love and kindness. If you are pulled in two directions, listen to your soul and believe in your heart. This is a time of awakening to your truth.
“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” – Jesus – Mathew 6:22
The cross is often used the symbol of Christianity as a reminder to Christians of the resurrection of Jesus after being crucified. This cross is in a vesica piscis to symbolize Jesus as human and divine, born from the womb of his mother. Jesus is often referred to as a fisher of men. The Vesica Piscis is a symbol for birthing a new way of seeing.