Peace, Be Still Part 1:
This post is a metaphysical (wisdom beyond material or literal understanding) exploration of a familiar biblical story (btw, it’s found in Matthew, Mark & Luke). After a long day spent teaching the multitudes, Yeshua and his disciples boarded a fishing boat to cross to the other side of the lake. The teacher —Yeshua—was very tired and found a spot near the stern (back) of the boat and went to sleep. While he was sleeping, a major windstorm developed (think Oya, category 5). Yet—Yeshua was undisturbed by the chaos surrounding him and continued resting.
His disciples—on the other hand—were wide awake and terrified. They decided to wake Yeshua up.
Scared and indignant, they cried out, “Teacher—don’t you care that we’re about to drown? Get up and save us!” Yeshua woke up. He rebuked the wind and commanded the sea, “Peace, be still.” Both the wind and the sea heeded in submission and calmness ensued.
Then, Yeshua turned to his disciples and asked “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Now—those were really good questions. He’d been teaching them that they were “… gods, children of the Most High God.” He’d been telling them that “whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things.” Yet—when the storm came, and they were afraid—they sought salvation from a power outside of themselves, because they either didn’t believe in their ability to assert dominion over the storm or didn’t know how to access it. Despite being exposed to master teachings and miraculous demonstrations, they couldn’t apply the lessons in their own lives. (Continue to part 2)
Follow the link in my bio to check out the reviews of my new book, And Whose Life Are You Living Anyway? What Wise Women Know And Do About Purposeful Living and purchase your copy today.