Jesus was not only a great teacher, healer and metaphysician, but also a great psychologist. The parables are stories about everyday life, which have parallels in the mental psychological and spiritual life of every person. I have enclosed and overview of his Parables along with the hidden, metaphysical teaching for you so that you may have a better understanding of this most powerful and practical teaching. If you apply this esoteric knowledge to your life, you will reap the spiritual and material rewards associated with it.
The parables are presented below, in three parts: 1) the Mind, 2) the Laws of Mind, 3) and Demonstration.
Part I: Your Mind -The Kingdom of Heaven
A. The Kingdom of the Mind Parables
1. The Parable of the Sower (Mat 13:3-23) - Two worlds and 2 levels of perception
Two ways to perceive: spiritual and material
The mind is the soil and the seeds are spiritual ideas and principles
We are to be receptive to the truth by perceiving with spiritual senses.
The Kingdom of Heaven is non-physical, but it has spiritual form
2. The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares (Mat 13:24-30) -Receive and accept the word of God
Our work is to listen to, receive, and act on spiritual knowledge
Even when we plant positive thoughts and do good works the weeds will also grow if we are unconscious and asleep.
Our work is to continuously be on the alert for negativity and fear and throw out these seeds and the weeds they produce.
If not, we suffer in mental, emotional, and physical anguish
3. The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mat 13:31-32) - Faith in the word and follow it
Must have faith in the word and teachings of God
When we first get a taste of bliss it is very tiny, but if we nurture it and allow it to grow it shall become all-consuming.
When our inner world of bliss and love manifests, many can take shelter around us and also get a taste of the Divine.
4. The Parable of the Seed Growing Secretly (Mk 4:26-29) - False concepts in the subconscious block our good and keep us from having faith in Godís word and acting on it. Instead acting on fear and beliefs in separation form God, act on Godís laws.
There are beliefs and desires in the subconscious that if we are not aware of them and do not pay good attention, they will grow while we sleep and defeat us.
All seeds can grow. Even when we believe that all the bad seeds of negativity are gone some can still remain and take root.
As soon as you notice that unwanted ideas are growing cut them down
5. The Parable of the Leaven (Mk 13:33) -Once the good seed is planted God-consciousness will grow.
Again Jesus is telling us that even a little bit of taste of heaven, a heavenly state of mind we will want more.
It will grow and absorb you. Follow your bliss.
6. The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price (Mat 13:45-46) -The taste is so good that nothing else can compare
This parable is trying to describe the priceless value of a heavenly state of mind.
What happens is that once you actually find what you have always been seeking you will realize that this is the most wonderful of all possible experiences.
Once we have found the true goal of life, which is God and get the taste, nothing else is as important.
7. The Parable of the Dragnet-Must Be Twice Born (Mat 13:47-50) - See yourself as Spiritual and eternal and not material.
This is talking about the end of the world, meaning the end of material life for each person.
The end of material life and ones birth into spiritual life means a new birth and second birth.
The net is the mind, which catches everything around it.
Our work is to maintain and angelic state of mind by casting the negative thought into the fire. Get rid of what you donít want.
Angels are messages from God, or pure Spirit.
Part II: The Laws of the Mind
A. How the Mind Works
1. The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard (Mat 20:1-16) - We get what we ask and settle for.
We get what we ask for, no more and no less
Give up envy and jealousy
Give up resentment
If you want more ask for it and accept it.
2. The Parable of the Talents (Mat 25:14-30) - We receive only that which we give
Whatever we have is what we have been given to use
Invest what you have been given
We invest by assisting others with our talents, products and services
We are to tithe a portion of what we receive back to where we get our spiritual knowledge.
Those who give of talents prosper and receive a 100 fold return
Those who are misers and hide their talents out of fear of losing what they have lose what they have.
3. The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Mat 25:1-13) - The spiritual knowledge we gain is the fuel of consciousness
There are two sets of senses, the spiritual and the material
When we perceive with spiritual all of life is spiritual
We are to use our time in gathering knowledge that feeds our consciousness.
We must get our own knowledge and apply it as we can not benefit from anotherís work.
If we only perceive the material and serve the material without serving the spiritual we shall not fulfill our desires.
4, The Parable of the Wedding Robe (Mat 22:2-14)- If we want to enter the banquet we must be prepared and worthy meaning have answered the call and earned the right
A good life has been arranged for us
Everyone is invited to the kingdom of heaven, but few come.
We must be prepared in consciousness or else we shall not be admitted.
Many are called but few choose, so most miss out on the glory, prosperity and love that is available.
B. Renewing the mind
1. The Parable of the New Cloth and the Wineskins (Mat 9:16-17) -A new life demands a new consciousness
2. The Parable of the Wicked Husbandman (Mat 21:33-45)-We need to do our daily devotional practices
If you do not develop the right attitude, mind set, beliefs and knowledge you will lose the kingdom of God.
Our own opinions, philosophy, viewpoints will build a wall around us and kill our dreams, goals, health, wealth and happiness.
The intelligent person replaces negative and limiting thoughts and beliefs with the truth.
One thing we need is the knowledge of God and our daily spiritual practice.
3. The Parable of the Rejected Cornerstone (Mat 21:42) -We are to place God as the center and purpose of our lives and live a sacred life
Those that reject God lose everything.
Godless nations lose their power and the power goes to the God loving.
When God is the cornerstone of ones consciousness represented by building the building is strong, but if not it will fall and be destroyed.
Daily prayer and spiritual practices keep our minds and hearts in the right place and we prosper.
4. The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders (Mat 7:24-27) - Building your life as a service to God with God as your foundation you will be able to handle anything that comes your way.
The mind is the devil or a den of thieves if we allow it to control us.
Our work is to build our consciousness through daily practice
If you place your faith in the sand it is shaky and you will lose, but if your faith is in God this is compared to a rock.
Where are you placing your faith as to who and what will care for, protect and maintain you?
5. The Parable of the Unfinished Tower and the Kingís Rash Warfare (Lk 14:25-35) - If we want the kingdom we must pay the price.
Whatever the goal we need to be aware of what it will cost us to attain the goal.
We must hate our attachments for that which we are attached to will keep us stuck in the attachments and we shall not be able to attain our goals.
We are attached to our thoughts, the past, old ideas, habits, greed, envy, criticism, anger, doubts, miserliness, fears, etc.
Let go of everything that is not at the level of consciousness and demonstration of where we want to be, or we will not make it.
What are you holding onto?
6. The Parable of the Rich Young Fool (Lk 12:16-21) - Greed and a lack of generosity to God from whom all things flow will cause a person to forfeit what they have.
The value and worth of our life is not determined by how much we have.
We must beware of covetousness.
We are not to hoard what we have been given through our earnings and efforts.
The problem is in storing up what we have made and then believing we shouldnít continue to serve God or others.
All that you have worked for will be left to others.
If our intention is just to gather wealth for ourselves that we may eat, drink and be merry and we are not rich toward God by continual service we have not progressed.
Part III: Demonstration
A. The Law of Practice and Application
1. The Parable of the Two Sons (Mat 21:28-32) - Repent and take al 80 degree mental, emotional and behavioral turn around. Choose the good life.
It is better to change your mind and do the right thing than to say you will do something and not do it.
If we commit to changing our mind and lives and do nothing about it nothing will happen.
Good only comes to the one who follows through on their agreements with themselves, God and others.
This is about those who talk big or who impress others with what they are going to do and then do nothing.
2. The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree (Luke 13: 6-9) -Those who are lazy and unwilling to contribute are worthless.
Unless we change our mind and our behavior we will continue to suffer.
Those who are spiritually useless are as trees that do not bare fruit.
Progress is made by an increase in consciousness
If we are unproductive in other words worthless we are as a useless tree.
We are meant to bare fruit.
3. The Parable of the Children at Play (Lk 18:16) - We are to have the consciousness of play and lightness of heart
The mind becomes set in its ways so we are set in our ways
We must become as little children full of hope, positivism, faith and playfulness.
When truth comes if we are too steeped in dogma, fear, doubt and self-importance we cannot surrender to a spirit filled life.
4. The Parable of the Candle (Mat 5:14-16) - We are to share sacred knowledge and let our true selves shine
1. The Parable of the Importunate Widow (Lk 18:1-8) - faith and persistence
2. The Parable of the Importunate Friend (Lk 11:5-13) -You must pray and ask for what you want. The Lords Prayer is the pattern for an effective prayer. This is one of the most important as it contains the Lordís Prayer plus, ďAsk and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you.Ē
This teaches the principle of asking.
The Lordís Prayer teaches us how to ask
This parable teaches that when we ask God, God will give us that for which we are asking.
3. The Parable of the Rich Man and the Beggar (Lk 16:19-31) - Practice the Golden Rule for exactly how you treat others you shall be treated.
4. The Parable of the Unrighteous Steward (Lk 16:1-13) -We serve either God or our fears and cannot serve both.
You can only serve one God
What you do with a little is what you will do with much
Develop God-consciousness which will never fail you, but if you give your power to the world and limited, fearful, miserly & negative thinking and behavior you will fail.
5. The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Lk 18:23-35) - Forgive 70 x 70 times
6. The Parable of the Two Debtors (Lk 7:41-43) - Humility and love, not pride and arrogance
We are not to judge ourselves as good and wonderful and judge others as sinful.
It doesnít matter what someone may appear to be, for it is not our place to judge others.
Pride and arrogance will destroy our spiritual and material wealth
To one who loves much is forgiven and they are given much.
7. The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk 10:30-37) - The Great Commandment and the topmost secret of a successful life now and in the future. Love God and love others as yourself
How to receive eternal life
Love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.
Love thy neighbor as thyself.
C. Obedience and Humility
1. The Parable of the Chief Seats (Lk 20-46) - Be humble and not puffed up with self-importance
2. The Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican (Lk 18:9-14) - Donít take the credit but be humble and give the credit to God.
3. The Parable of the Unprofitable Servants (Lk 17:7-10) - Have Faith -Donít seek appreciation and thanks but do you work with love.
Donít seek to glorify yourself in your service
Donít seek appreciation and thanks
Do your work as your duty and be grateful for the opportunity
Have absolute faith that all your needs are met
Have absolute faith that what you ask for shall be given you.
4. The Parable of the Traveling Householder (Mk 13:33-37) - Be conscious, awake and aware
5. The Parable of the Lordís Return from the Wedding (Lk 12:36) - Use your servants to serve your higher purpose
Make your mind, intelligence, body and actions serve your higher purpose
When you take control over your life you will be given great wealth
D. The Law of Life
1. The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Mat 18:12-14) and the Lost Coin (Lk 15:8-10) - God loves us each alike
2. The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk 15:11-32) - At any point we can turn towards God and we are accepted and loved and prospered.
We cannot last on our own energy as it will run out
We suffer when we separate ourselves from God
We are to turn towards God and surrender ourselves to the higher power and when we do we shall be received.
The moment we change our mind and think of God as our unlimited source we are lifted out of the miseries of hell and placed in the glory of the kingdom of God.
Happiness, bliss and prosperity are in the Fatherís house and when we turn towards God as our Source all our needs are met and we are happy.