34. Christianity/Gnosis – To Know – Third Eye – Belief
The third eye aligns with the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who lived in the land of Galilee (1-34 ACE, 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 of God” was within everybody. This was contrary to Jewish belief and Roman law. He taught Jews, Gentiles (half-Jews) and Samaritans (non-Jews) to know their divine spark within them. He taught non-judgment, humility, compassion and forgiveness. He saw how money, greed and power were blinding 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.”
Jesus traveled to Jerusalem for the annual Jewish Passover Festival. He was arrested and brought before the Roman Prefect, Pontius Pilate who 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 ACE, Father Ignatius used the word “Katholikos,” a word by Aristotle meaning: “throughout the whole, of the four winds” to describe this emerging belief. Romans persecuted Christians and Jews until 325ACE, when Roman Emperor Constantine gathered the First Council of Nicaea in Turkey to debate and define who Jesus was. They named him Christ, the Son of God and created Christianity as a way to rule the masses.
Some followers of Jesus were Gnostics (gnosis means knowledge) who felt he taught people to seek spiritual knowledge.
The third eye chakra reminds us to see through the illusion of chaos and believe our inner wisdom.
Message: Look within for the answers you seek. Trust your inner knowing to guide you with love and kindness. If you are pulled in two, listen to your soul and believe in you.
“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.