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Let me take you through a spiritual story that is one that I connect with. I love this story because it is really the story of the human condition. I used to hear it all the time when I was young. I loved the movie when I first saw it as a kid with Charlton Heston playing the Hero.
This is a Biblical story. I share it here to give you an understanding of the power of storytelling. I tell this story because it also shows how such we misinterpret spiritual stories. This is usually the case and was the case throughout my religious upbringing in Northern Ireland.
I am not telling you this story to make you a Christian. I am telling it and unfolding it so you might discover the genuine power of myth which is the language of the soul. I tell you it because this story is your story. In this way, you might learn a transformational lesson.
The Story of Moses and the Flight of the Jews from Egypt
Let me summarise this Biblical story in stages.
When I was being taught this spiritual story in Sunday school, they took it that it was a historical story.
That was all that they invited me to learn and to recognize that somewhere in the Holy Land close to the Red Sea there is a Promised Land.
NOTE—If you read the Bible in a literal sense you miss the whole of the invitation.
They read their Bibles day and night. Where they read black, I read white.—William Blake – English Mystic.
When you are taught a spiritual story in this way, it has little or no relevance for your spiritual life. It is more information. It might be useful to you if you move into teaching Christian scripture, but even then, you will be the blind leading the blind.
Let me share with you how this story and how it applies to the life that you are living now. It takes you into the stages of transformational living necessary for you to go through to experience the Grace of spiritual awakening.
In this way, I hope to share with you a spiritual story in the way it is intended to be understood and not in the way most people teach it.
Recognize that all the characters in a spiritual story represent aspects of yourself. That includes the aspect of this story that is The Promised Land.