Finding Meaning Series
Finding meaning is an interpretation ‘class’ that will support you to have more guidance in your life coming from within yourself.
What do we do in the class?
We read text from different ‘spiritual text’ like the Bible, the Baghva Gita, the Torah, or the Koran and interpret the ‘message’ in the text.
We use something called ‘metaphysical interpretation’. Charles Filmore one of the founders of Unity (see more about Unity), an ecumenical Church in the USA, created different metaphysical dictionaries such as the Revealing Word and the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, offering insight into reading the Bible.
However, you can find your own meaning without someone else giving you their meaning to the words.
What does this class offer?
This ‘class’ offers support in finding personal insight into any spiritual text or poem in order to find guidance.
We often seek out seers or oracles to tell our future or what decision to make in life. The truth is that we all have the wisdom to know how to make our life work. It is also true that sometimes it is hard to access the information.
How do we do it?
With inward-looking meditative, interpretive and affirmative practices we can all learn to understand spiritual text that can guide us towards living with wisdom and clarity.
Spiritual texts do not give us answers to our daily ‘how to’s, but they do provide us with tips and tools that can help us live a more peaceful and fulfilled lives.
What kind of class is this?
By class I mean that you take the time to read the text provided and listen to the material I offer. You do this class yourself, in your own time, with others.
In our Facebook group by using #findingmeaning hashtag you can join the conversation. You can join the group to engage in the conversation below
READ THIS! TASK
So, our first text is from the Bible, the New Testament. Read the passage below and contemplate on what the text means to you. First read the text. Then close your eyes for at least 5 minutes and think about it asking yourself “What does this text means to me?” Don’t worry if your mind runs in circles at first. Just allow yourself to come up with different answer. And if no answer comes, it is OK, too. (read on)
The eye is the menorah of the basar. Therefore, if your eye is unblurred, then your whole basar will be lighted.
basar = living, livelihood, course of life
manora = lamp
The light of the body is the eye: if then thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be light.
The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.
After having read the text above and contemplated on it, listen to this short meditation.
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