Was Jesus Related to Moses and La Madeleine in a Mystic Reincarnation in the History of the Bible?

Some stories seem to beg for answers when reading through the Bible. I still remember the first questions that came to my mind the first time I read it. Over and over I read the words: He rose again from the dead. So, when did He rise the first time? The first family populated the world with only sons. Who did they marry?

Being raised Catholic my studies as a child were more geared to Catechism than Bible study. Yes, I grew up before Bible reading by Catholics was a part of religious life. So, I was in my forties before I ever picked up the book and made the decision to read it. Now, I can’t put it down.

There is a definite path that leads one to the fulfillment of finding truths and answers to the many questions that present in life. Each person is unique and to find the answers that your soul is searching for is almost magical, like embarking on the yellow brick road. The answers you seek are imparted as you reach a certain level of understanding. There is no one rule that applies to everyone and that is the adventure in finding your own truth.

I had a remarkable experience the first time I read my Bible. I heard a televangelist say that you would get a blessing if you read the Gospels and Acts in 30 days. So, that was where I began. Well, in 30 days I was so excited that I had read all of those pages that I was like a child at Christmas expecting my blessing.

To understand my blessing, first let me explain my situation at the time. The only reason I decided to read was because I had nothing else to do. I had just left the city after finishing up work on a high voltage U.S. Senate race and had moved to the country to marry a farmer and rancher. Now, it was winter, the wheat was growing and there was nothing to do.

The expected blessing did not disappoint! Within three days I got a phone call. My former boss asked if I would come to D.C. for a few weeks and organize her office! Well, let me tell you, that Bible traveled to D.C. with me! And, oh, what a delight it is to share the adventures and mysteries that have evolved over the years. My spiritual journey literally took me on a path of travel. I began traveling with my husband all over the country when he sold the farm and resumed his work as an insurance adjuster. From the Northridge Earthquake to the devastating Hurricane Katrina, I met wonderful people, worked long hours with my husband and still found time to spend on my inner spiritual quest.

Answers began presenting themselves in a variety of ways. Books would appear as if by magic that contained answers about people who intrigued me. Who was Jesus? Why did the devil fight with the angel over the body of Moses? What is reincarnation? Answers to these and many other questions found me as I sought them out. I learned about the original family and discovered there was more to that ancient murder than had ever been revealed.

I kept a journal to record the concepts that came to me in dreams and insights, and to compare apocryphal works to the sacred text in my Bible. The wonder of it all was how these lost manuscripts and legends fit into the scriptures and completed the story. They did not change the story, they enriched it.

So many answers were resolved when I stumbled upon such books as the Forgotten Books of Eden and the Lost Books of the Bible. I studied Kabala, Zohar, and a Course in Miracles; learned about synchronicity by Jungian advocates. I read Eastern mystics, and then discovered all of the Western Catholic mystics, including my very own patron saint, Therese of Lisieux, along with St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila.

The combination of stories found in these books along with inner spiritual revelations brought new understanding about the persons of Moses and Jesus. Spiritual aspects of their lives magnified and glorified them even beyond what is commonly known.

My soul was satisfied with the answers that it had gleaned over the years. Then, someone suggested that I read Dan Brown’s novel about the purported marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene who is known and beloved in France as La Madeleine. I really wasn’t interested in a story with such wild and preposterous allegations about my Lord. But, then I made the decision to read it. Immediately I was thrust into a new adventure of mystery solving.

This time I had a foundation laid and I was being drawn into the most exciting adventure of a lifetime. Like a swimmer approaching the shores of an ocean, I took one step after another until an overwhelming flood of information swelled like a wave and plunged me into new depths of learning while raising me to new heights of understanding. The excitement that ensued was unmatched by any previous spiritual experience as the pieces of the puzzle began cascading into place, forming a picture I had neither dared, nor could have begun to imagine.

Truths began to surface about Jesus and Mary Magdalene, la Madeleine, that both tantalize the imagination and boggle the mind of this spiritual seeker.

Travel to Enlightenment

Traveling through Hong Kong, Beijing and Taiwan with my girlfriend, Christine, I am reminded of, not only, how enjoyable it is to directly experience new people, places, cultures and beliefs, but also how stimulating travel is to our personal growth and development. Travel is one of the fastest and most effective ways to gain insight into yourself and the world.

The Law of the Triangle states that when two opposites come together, there is the potential to create a third entity. By encountering new and different stimuli you are prodded into examining your previous beliefs. Conversely, when there is no new stimulus, there is no incentive to change – you tend to stagnate.

By traveling you can consciously act to discover differences which have the potential to create new perspectives for you, as well as seed new ideas in others. Travel is an accelerated learning course, in which you are motivated to expand and modify your previous assumptions about life.

Every great spiritual teacher has spent at least some time traveling. While obviously the teacher desires to share his or her knowledge, which is made easier by traveling, there is also the direct stimulating effect of travel.

Buddha’s life story of forsaking the cloistered walls of his father’s kingdom to explore the world is a case in point. He was unaware of the poverty and lack of wisdom that prevailed in his father’s kingdom. Only by travel did this knowledge reach him and inspire his quest for enlightenment, which he later shared to influence billions of people.

Moses, Jesus, Mohamed and John the Baptist all spent time in the desert or on a mountaintop. While the mountaintop is a metaphor for communing with God, in the more literal sense, both actions represent a change in the immediate environment as a means to gain insight. In these cases it is a lack of external stimulation which is sought, which eases access to your inner senses.

If you are like most people, you spend a vast amount of time reliving your past or, conversely, worrying about your future. While is it is possible to affect your experience of the past by using such mystic techniques as Mental Alchemy, the most powerful place to be is the present. After all, only by acting in the present can you affect your future.

Travel is a built-in mechanism to induce you to stay in the present.

We are all creatures of habit. A man who shaves will begin his shaving ritual by starting on one side of his face and will invariably continue to do so for the next 60 years of his life. Most people will drive along the same path to the office on a daily basis. It would be easy to pass an exciting or noteworthy event and ignore it, as you have placed yourself into a virtual trance.

Any time your mind “knows” or you say “I know that” there is a tendency to shut off any potential for learning. This is not the ideal environment for insights to arise.

Travel stimulates your mind by exposing you to new activities. There are so many new ideas and objects to explore that your mind does not have the chance to say “I know that.” By traveling you creating a highly effective environment in which to grow and develop.

Synchronicities occur far more readily when you are living in the present. This is partly because you recognize these meaningful coincidences when they occur, but more importantly because you are able to tap into your subconscious mind. When you are in the present, you are in the flow of life and you are acting to manifest these coincidences.

One of the greatest gifts I have ever received came while traveling. I was waiting to meet with Mark and Andrea to plan for last year’s Sacred Journey to Peru. Eating a continental breakfast at the Inn of Sedona, my eyes locked onto a beautiful Chinese woman who entered the room radiating joy. I waited for her to approach my table and asked her to join me. She considered it, but declined my invitation, preferring to sit at a counter overlooking the beautiful red mountains of Sedona.

I thought about joining her immediately, but dismissed the idea as being too forward. I waited for another opportunity to ask her to join me, which came a few minutes later when she arose to get some fruit. This time, she accepted my invitation and we discussed our many shared interests in travel, spirituality and healing. When she learned about my upcoming trip, she stood up and announced that she was coming with me to Peru. She did, and Christine has enriched my life ever since.

What is the chance that two people living on opposite sides of the globe would ever meet? Would either of us have noticed the other if we had been immersed in our typical workday ritual? Would I have been so aggressive to ask her not once, but twice, to join me, and would she have accepted if either of us was not fully present?

From a pure statistical perspective, to have all these circumstances come together would have been virtually impossible. But the universe conspired to arrange these synchronicities, and we chose to recognize the opportunity and act by being in the present. Travel facilitates such moments.

While it is certainly possible and desirable to live in the present and experience unlimited synchronicities within our normal everyday lives, there are many times when we need a little stimulus. Consider taking a trip. Your life may change forever.

Discover Your Inner Mystic

Are you ready for an adventure, fellow bright and courageous beings?

Today, let us travel down the rabbit hole, and meet up with the timeless friend that resides within each one of us. This vibrant component of our full selves is what I like to call, our “inner mystic.” Have you had the pleasure of meeting him or her yet?

Mystical: An inspiring sense of spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination.

Who is Your Inner Mystic?

Our inner mystic has been with us since the dawn of our existence. S/he dwells within us, ready to be awakened from a deep slumber. But, our inner mystic is never pushy. S/he patiently waits for our invitation before making an appearance.

Our inner mystic knows that we are here on a human journey and bides her time, as we make our way sometimes consciously and sometimes unconsciously through life.

S/he lives life with a sense of awe and fascination at the most minuscule happenings. S/he lives by instinct and intuition, embraces the mysterious, and accepts that which transcends human understanding. Our inner mystic does not judge others or herself. She forgives us our human foibles, allows our human pain, and celebrates dealings with feelings.

Finding the Timeless Being Within

You have already encountered a number of fleeting glimpses and mystical moments with your inner mystic in your lifetime, I am sure. Let me explain.

Our inner mystic comes to us in an infinite array of ways and displays–each of them perfectly poised for us to recognize. In fact, it is in the recognizing that our inner mystic makes his appearance known, I have found. When we look at the world through our mystic’s eye, we are able to see things that are difficult or even impossible to see through our human vision. Through our mystic’s eye we may see unfathomable beauty in dark places, hope in the center of despair. We may even see life bursting from the inanimate and dying.

I have met my inner mystic in the whispers of the wind, in the fleeting shapes of clouds, in the brilliance of the cosmic sky, in the movement of shimmering leaves. In these moments, my understanding of the world transcended any human explanation; and I became bliss, in awe of the new vantage I was glimpsing.

Sometimes we think that we have to get away, go on vacation, to see something extraordinary–to meet our inner mystic. But make no mistake, our inner mystic can show up anywhere.

While my inner mystic can show up at ancient pyramids, mystical mountains, or far away beaches with aqua waters and white sand, she can just as easily appear as I’m looking at the plain stucco siding of my neighbor’s house. As I gloss over this plain, every-day view, my eyes grow big as my mystic’s vision takes over.

In a flash, I see the labor of all the human hands that have gone into the making of the materials, the hands of those who are packing and shipping them and getting them where they need to be. As I peer closer, I see hands applying the stucco. My vision illuminates the faces of all the people and their families connected to this house, to all the houses on this street. My mystic’s eye flashes back to my neighbor’s house, and I see the dappled sunlight throwing playful shadows, from the nearby beech tree, onto the stucco siding. There is so much life in this plain stucco wall!

In this fleeting instant, my inner mystic has pulled staggering beauty and connectedness into my ordinary day.

Embrace Your Inner Mystic

When you make your way through your day, having invited your inner mystic along, it will be as if a veil has lifted from your human eyes, and you will see beauty, clarity and peace all around.

How do we do this exactly? I have found a few simple practices that help my own inner mystic emerge.

Take time to pause in the moment and really see what you are looking at.

When we rush through our days we may miss opportunities to see the underlying beauty right in front of us. In your pause, your inner mystic might take you for a ride to another dimension.

Exercise your child-like wonder. Get fascinated. Choose an object in nature – a rock, a leaf, the glittering trail of a snail, anything. Look at it with the wonder of seeing it for the first time. Can you see the detail of it? How did it come into existence? Marvel at its beauty, its delicacy, its strength. Does it inspire connection, love, or a belief in something unknowable? Our children see a world of wonder all the time, with their inner mystic at the helm.

Consider that there is way more to life than meets the eye. Entertain the idea that you may not have the answer to everything. Engage your imagination. And know that synchronicities and miracles occur in this field of possibilities.

Appreciate. Write down, make a list, of everything you appreciate. Practice appreciating all that you see. Appreciation is a direct gateway to activating your timeless inner being. When this occurs, your life has taken a mystical turn. And when your life takes this turn, you are really living the journey of awakening consciousness.

So, will today be the day you invite your inner mystic to come out and play?

Your inner mystic eagerly awaits your invitation.