In the Bible, the Pentecost event is recorded in this way: “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:1-4
Each year we walk through the festivals that mark points of activity in the life of Jesus the Christened one. These activities can be identified as points of development in our own consciousness. Each time we pause to contemplate these points of activity we can come to a new and deeper understanding of ourselves as inhabitants of this universe.
In the cycles of the festivals we could say that Pentecost is a culmination. Conception occurs at the Baptism, we went into labour on Golgotha and at Pentecost we give birth. This birth marks the point when the cosmic Christ unites fully with this earth and spiritualises human beings – starting a new conception-labour-birth cycle.
At Pentecost, all that separates human beings from the spiritual worlds now breaks down and each human being takes up the responsibility of working out how to live in this newly united world.
This, of course, cannot be done with our earthly consciousness, with our materialistic thinking, our reactionary feelings and our misguided will. The fire of Pentecost burns all that away.
So what is this fire? We find the answer when we identify the source of warmth within us. It is our blood. Our blood is the host for our I AM. So Pentecost means that we receive new fire into our blood which becomes a renewed fiery environment for our I AM. This then enables our I AM to enliven our etheric body, the body of thinking. This, in turn, gives us the ability to think spiritually and spiritual thought is free from language.
Spiritual thinking is not psychic vision, spiritual thinking is highly rational and logical, not in scientific terms, but in a much higher way. Where science admits that many things are not understood, spiritual thinking understands. It doesn’t have the firm foundation of our earthly memory as we have known it, but rather it is a thinking in the moment. We experience it as a moment of truth, aletheia. Aletheia means not forgetting, overcoming forgetting, so that we do not extinguish our I AM, our eternal being, our true self.
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