How the Higher Power changes our world, and how it’s not easy to change our world even for the Higher Power – using Jesus story as an example
I read about a man who, one hundred years before Jesus Christ, had gone through the same journey that he had. He was also a wandering preacher in a small country on the outskirts of the empire, his ideas were much like the ideas of Christ, and his life had also ended with a crucifixion. Their destinies and teachings were remarkably similar.
Is this a coincidence?
Let us suppose that the Higher Forces want to move our civilization forward. To achieve this, they would need to impart a new religious doctrine that would spread throughout the world and provide the opportunity of finding the answers to many questions to those who wish to find them. And to this end, an advanced soul is sent to our world, to incarnate as a person who is destined to become the founder of this religion.
But how does one make the teaching spread throughout the whole world? The best way to do this is determined on the basis of the currently prevalent level of public consciousness together with all of the stereotypes embedded into it. Or to put it in other words – the parameters that maximize the likelihood of the teaching spreading among the masses are determined.
And – suppose – these parameters include: the life of a wandering prophet, the absence of family and children, a certain amount of miracles and martyrdom. Why is martyrdom necessary? Such were the stereotypes of mass consciousness – it is easier for the masses to identify with the one who suffers, with the victim. This is required by the laws of the cosmic drama.
Next, it is determined what shall be included in the teaching. The objective here is not to provide a level too high, that will ultimately become incomprehensible to the masses; but to provide a level high enough to move the consciousness of the masses forward. Because the soul is advanced (one that is not simply would not be able to walk this path through to the end), such a teaching usually turns out to be very high up, higher than the masses can grasp. But this does not matter, as later on interpreters of the teaching will appear, so as to lower it to the required level.
And now that the goal is determined, the place of the future birth and the family in which the future Messiah will be born are chosen, the soul sets out on its way – to Earth.
Nonetheless, no matter how carefully the Higher Forces plan this operation, They cannot violate the main law of the Universe – we all choose our own path and our views. We are not robots, we cannot be commanded. We live, we make mistakes, we learn from those mistakes and we develop through this learning process. The Higher Forces lead us and the whole world – but they cannot command us, they can only show us the way and put beacons out along it.
And thus the chosen soul incarnates, completes its journey, and creates a teaching… but the teaching does not spread; the masses do not pick it up.
So there is a second attempt, and another, and another, until finally one of the attempts ends in success.
I believe that Jesus Christ was far from the first attempt undertaken by the Higher Forces to “introduce” a new religion. And not even the second or third. There had been many of them before one was successful at last.
Thus Jesus lived his life. And thus Paul (and others after him) made his teaching more comprehensible to the masses. And that was how Christianity came about.