Jesus and the New Age
What did Jesus say about the New Age?
If we read Jesus warnings about the "end of the world" as the "end of the age", and realize that astrological theory was the part of the language of the day, we can know what to expect as we enter into the Age of Aquarius.
Jesus came to prepare humanity for the greatest astrological event in the history of the world, the culmination of the sidereal year (26,000 years) combined with the point in our evolution where everyone on the planet is joined in one global community.
As above, so below
The effects of a unified consciousness are felt both within the psyche of each individual and in the environment at large.
Its impossible to get the sense of this if you think that astrology means the control of human lives by celestial bodies. This is not its true meaning. Astrology is the study of the spiritual harmonics of the overall Being in Whom we live. The celestial bodies themselves reflect these harmonies. They do not cause them.
The exact relationship between the soul and the cosmos is invisible to the rational mind and will forever be so. However, we can approach it by becoming one with the meditations "As above, so below" and "WoMan, know thyself.
More blessed to give
The human psyche is an open-ended system. If you increase the inflow, you must also increase the outflow. This means that now is not the time to be overly selfish or self-conscious. The "amount" of spirit we are receiving must be offset by the "amount" of love we give. Otherwise, some part of us will break.
Two in the field
New wine, new bottles
The body must keep pace with the spirit. One cannot attain spiritually by neglecting his or her physical body. The Buddha reached this conclusion five hundred years before Jesus, and Jesus reiterated it when he said, "New wine cannot be put into old bottles."
The body is the vehicle of consciousness. Consciousness is not the product of the body. Periodically, consciousness leaps to a higher level of functioning. The purpose of the worlds great religions is to prepare and maintain the mind and body of WoMan both before and during these evolutionary leaps.
Selfishness is essentially a negative (reverse) flow of energy in the spiritual energy system of the mind and body of WoMan. The source of that spiritual energy, however, comes from within, so the net effect of the reversal is confusion, a kind of spiritual constipation. The remedy is giving. The flow of spiritual energy must be turned around and made positive in order to maintain homeostasis, much like the dynamics of cellular osmosis. If we block the flow, we are dammed. Our temple will be destroyed, and "great will be the destruction thereof".
Unless I am lifted up...
The Kundalini is represented symbolically as a coiled, female serpent at the base of the spine. It is said to be coiled three and one-half times (half of seven), and is the thickness of a boars hair. This is symbolic language, of course. With our knowledge of science, we can read this as potential energy that, like a coiled snake, is ready to spring upwards at the slightest provocation. Its female gender is the ancients way of saying that the energies involved are "lunar", or cyclic, in nature.
The activity of the Kundalini varies over timeit ebbs and flows. The number of its coils gives us clues about how to activate this energy. One-half implies the other half. Creating a thing in the physical motivates its activation in the spiritual, and vice versa. These symbolic images were the scientific notations of the day. Today (and as the Pythagoreans did), we would express them mathematically and call them principles.
Besides having its basis in scientific fact, this image of the coiled serpent is a beautiful affirmation of our inherent spiritual life force. It is saying that the spirit within us wants to express itself in an upward fashion, that humanitys "natural" self-expression is like a fountain, ever springing upwards to give refreshment to all. In other words, our true nature is love. Salvation, or the identification with the eternal nature of the spirit within us, comes through giving.