The Last Shall Be First

I'm the last person to advocate religion in general. Although what I frequently speak of has everything to do with a higher power, it is generally in the context of a universal appeal and not segmented by religious views. Dogma can be quite limiting and suffocating to true spiritual growth.

On the other hand, I can see the element of truth in each and every single faith. Though later he was often misinterpreted, Jesus Christ for example, spread undeniable truth to the world. I'm sure most people have heard the phrase by Jesus stating, "The truth shall set you free." Indeed, no matter how you interpret this, I'm sure most agree.

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus declares that in the world to come, “The last shall be first and the first last.” Now, I don't claim to know exactly what he meant by this statement, but one thing that came to me recently was this phrase exactly describes the way we perceive our own senses.

Our inner senses are often ignored. Most people are taught and conditioned to only validate what their five physical senses tell them is real and everything else is swept under the rug of coincidence and impossibility. In other words, the five senses are always first in priority.

"Extra" sensory perception (ESP, which actually includes many other senses we posses besides the physical five) is often called the sixth sense. The 'sixth' senses and the latent abilities we posses will soon be out from under the rug and gain acknowledgment over the physical five. The 'sixth' sense or last senses to be recognized will become the first.

To illustrate, check this out:
We all have the ability to see with our mind's eye. As a matter of fact, the mind's eye is all we ever do see with! Whether the input signal is coming from the physical eyes or the imagination, all vision is experienced through the mind's eye, a.k.a, the third eye. The third eye is actually the first eye. The two physical eyes are secondary. Even a person with no physical vision is able to use their mind's eye!

In the world to come, a major paradigm shift will literally have us putting first what we used to consider last. The inner world and senses will be prioritized over exterior.

The last shall be first.

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Ta-Wan said...


Unknown said...

Another excellent post C. Om.

I'm often quick to point out to others that I'm a spiritual, rather than religious, sort of guy; but that is only because very often I find that people think of the word 'religion' in a conditioned way. Actually the word comes from the Latin 're-ligio' and implies the 'reconnection of man with reality'.

So, the word religion, means something fresh and new when looked at from this perspective. And the task of the so called spiritual life is also to reconnect us with a greater reality-truth-integrity within . . . . .

. . is it not? We, mankind in general, have lost our connection with our deeper truth, reality and integrity . . our purity and innocence, which is also our inner sense . . and now we have a personal will, which creates havoc here on earth!

In my own experience it is this reconnection with our 'Inner-Sense' that changes everything. It Awakens us and opens us up gradually like blooming flowers to the liberating truth of who we are.

Your words inspire me, thank you :)


Gail said...

Great post. I so agree with our intuitive knowing, third eye-mind's eye wisdom and view. I trust mine implicitly. I 'feel' a situation, person, long before I see it.
I love how you write.

Love Gail'

bometernally said...

Greetings C.Om!

Great Post! I agree with Gail that I love how you write!

I also love Doug McMillian's last sentence- your words inspire me, thank you! Great comments Doug!

Keep up the great writing!


C. Om said...

Indeed. Thank you!

I did not realize the origin of the word "religion". Wow. I like what it really means (or was intended to mean). But like you said, it has taken on a whole different meaning.

Bringing our attention back to the deeper truths will require people to question their current views of reality. The answers that come bring a great shift in perspective and are more than worth it.

Thanks for your insight!

I appreciate your company in this sharing experience process!

Thank you! I will!