The Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Thomas is not found in the Bible. However, there is a significant amount of symbolism in this Gospel, which resonated with me on a deep level. The mystery began to unfold, and I began receiving downloads of information about its meaning from a mystical perspective. The first verse of the Gospel of Thomas states, “And he said, ‘Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.’”
So what does it mean? Many people view death in this physical world as the end of this life. However, that is not true. When one dies to old belief systems and ways of living and awakens, that is a spiritual birth. Man is infinite and lives for eternity. The verse means that anyone who can interpret scripture, not as the world would interpret it, but as one who has genuinely awakened, has come to the end of days and, when death occurs in the physical body, they will live in eternity, removed from the wheel of recurrence. This is all given by Grace. However, not all awakened individuals can interpret scripture. Each person is on their journey and part of a collective consciousness.
The second verse in the Gospel of Thomas states, “Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds it, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished and rule over all.”
In this particular verse, it means that the individual who truly seeks God until he finds Him within himself will be troubled. It is true because it can be troubling when you discover God is not an external being. You realize that you’ve been on this journey and that everything you experience in your world all came from within. We are all creators and co-creators of our reality. There is no causation outside of self and no one else to blame.
Realizing this and becoming troubled, you finally wrap your head around it, which is astonishing. It is astonishing because you realize your control over life’s circumstances. You understand the journey, your true purpose, and what the end entails. You will learn to subdue yourself and your thoughts when you rule over all. You will begin to discipline your mind. You become aware of everything within and around you and begin to subdue yourself and cultivate beautiful, loving thoughts. You begin to bring yourself and others out of unwanted states, and your world changes.
The experience of awakening is a journey that unfolds until the end when one leaves the wheel of recurrence. It ends when we leave this physical garment behind and live, incorporated into the body of Christ in eternity. The Gospel of Thomas and the other Books of the Bible are full of mystical truths and symbolism that are not easily understood by all who read the stories.