We’ve been discussing among other topics the idea that the Bible and especially the New Testament is a book of instructions to reach higher consciousness, and that the disciples of Christ are disciplines of an enlightened mind. The fifth quality to be called to discipline-ship is Philip. Philip is a given name, derived from the Greek Φίλιππος (Philippos, lit. “horse-loving” or “fond of horses”), from a compound of φίλος (phílos, “dear”, “loved”, “loving”) and ἵππος (hippos, “horse”). In another blog I discussed the Tibetan concept of “Wind Horse,” which in that culture means bringing up emotion. You can read that here. Without going out leaving town sitting backwards on a mule, I’ll make the comparison that love is like riding a horse in the county, the open sky above and the wind in your hair feeling exhilarated.
The enlightened person knows that the Father is the state of consciousness in which man dwells. Through the aspect of love he knows himself to be the perfect likeness or image of that consciousness with which he is identified. I and My Father, consciousness and its expression are one. For the mystic, the external world isn’t just a reflection of his consciousness; it is Him. He’s not in love with a certain individual. He is love. The world which includes his consciousness is His Beloved.
The discipline of Philip is the aspect of the mind, when disciplined, that persists until ideas, ambitions and desires become embodied reality. This is the quality which states “Yet in my flesh shall I see God.”
In the next blog I relate the tale of Cupid and Psyche, the most beautiful women in the world, who fell in love with love itself.
Be good to yourself.