Lose Your Head

John the BaptistThe figure of John the Baptist symbolizes the fully developed intellect, the rational mind. And that mind, as John said, must decrease in order for the intelligence of the Most High, which surpasses our highest conception of mind, to find its place in us. John fulfilled all righteousness, which is to say that he followed the letter of the law, and for that he lost his head. This means that there comes a point in the evolution of our spiritual consciousness where the laws of God are internalized, written in our hearts. Knowledge takes a back seat to wisdom, and we begin to realize that laws are tools and not taskmasters. Compassion then becomes the highest law, and all other laws become its servants. As Jesus said, “I will have mercy and not sacrifice.”

About Michael Maciel

My name is Michael Maciel, and I have studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism for most of my adult life. In the early 1970’s, I was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS, a service and teaching order of which I was a member for the better part of that decade. I now serve on its Board of Directors and teach regular classes on the Mystical Interpretation of the Bible and the Tree of Life Study Plan, which deals primarily with the practical application of the Laws of Creation. Check out my YouTube channel: The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel
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1 Response to Lose Your Head

  1. Michael Wilson says:

    I like it!

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