The Seventh Disciple of Jesus

Doubt is not the Twin of Betrayal

The seventh disciple of Jesus is Thomas. The popular phrase “doubting Thomas” arises from the action of Thomas after the resurrection. He needed proof that Jesus had risen. Thomas is a masculine given name. It is based on the Biblical Greek Θωμᾶς, which is itself a transcription of the Aramaic word for twin.(Wikipedia) His full name was Judas Thomas and as a discipline has the same first name as Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus. It almost seems like doubt is the twin to betrayal, but it’s not.

Doubt and Betrayal

Without denigrating the literal interpretation that Jesus is God and the Son of God, we’ve been discussing the idea that the New Testament is a figurative description of higher consciousness in that the disciples of Jesus are states of mind, or disciplines, that once united produce enlightenment.  Doubt and commendation appear to be negative qualities, so how do they relate to having an enlightened mind which creates reality?

Knowledge and Being equal Understanding

The explanation for this is pretty tricky so please withhold the desire to doubt it or betray it until you hear the whole story. Understanding is the balance between knowledge and state of being, so if you will understand the previous sentence this alone changes your knowledge and so your being.

Be a Detective

Doubt and betrayal are not twins of each other. Both are twins, but doubt is the twin of belief. Betrayal is the twin of devotion or dependability. The role of betrayal (Judas Iscariot) will be explained later. The role of doubt (Judas Thomas) is that one first doubts and then checks for proof which supports or denies reality.

You Create Reality.

For instance, do you doubt you can go back to school, or get a PhD, buy a new car, make $100,000 a year, or take a year off to travel? Have you really checked? Doubt comes before acceptance. Yet, have you actually verified these things? Be more like Thomas, doubt, but then check.

You do create your reality.


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