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The Journey Inward

< Jared’s final thoughts on the pattern. >

Any scriptural passage may be interpreted literally, allegorically, morally, or anagogically (mystically). Heretofore, we have interpreted the Davidic pattern according to the first three disciplines. Might we also suggest an anagogical reading that does not center in the historical past or historical future, but in the transcendence of time and the eternal. This includes but is not limited to the paradox found in the following pairs of opposites (placed in a Davidic format):

a. Material / Spiritual

3 comments to The Journey Inward

  • Ginger Demke

    These are such deep concepts that can open and enlighten the hearts, minds and souls of all men/women. It transcends all religions and is not limited. It is the concept that all human beings have a god given right to receive enlightenment and joy through a diligent search for knowlege, truth and happiness. God IS everywhere and within us. We can be instruments, of God. Jared used to say, “all rivers lead to the ocean”, God being “the Ocean”. We have to transcend the things of this world, the earthly experience,the physical and the base…yet it (IS) the things of this world, the physical, the base and life’s experiences that help us to transform and transcend. It is called a “Cone” in the Chinese tradition or a paradox in the western tradition.

  • Ginger Demke

    The center of the chiasm, the center of all enlightenment is the embrace. Embracing truth is a paradigm shift where one receives pure knowlege through a humble childlike posture of trust and at-one-ment with God or higher thinking. In the embrace we are open to being taught and willing to learn through our trials and sufferings eternal truths. Christ said, “you must become like a child”. Like a child we rejoice and/or submit seeking refuge in our father’s arms. There is a peaceful assurance that comes with the embrace. The symbolism is so beautiful.

  • Scott

    Yes. YES! I can’t believe I missed these comments back in 2014. It is ALL so beautiful. Thanks.

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