I promised to write about the parable of the ship. And this is part one.
Many years ago i got the idea of destroying my ego (because I’d been told it was a bad thing to have!) and so set to work to do this. Being a visual i chose a visual method of doing this. At first i tried pulling out a gun and shooting him. But he appeared to be so fast that he dodged the bullets all together! Then I tried boxing him into submission, but no matter how hard i fought him he would appear in the next round fresh as the moment he started. Then i tried having him eaten by a ferocious crocodile, but that didn’t work either. I tried for 6 months until I turned to God in frustration and asked, “why can’t I destroy my ego???!!!”
To which God replied, “Because your ego is your servant and a gift from Me to you! Why are you trying to destroy my Gift to you?”
“What do you mean by a gift?” I asked?
“Your body is a ship that i have gifted to you also! Every ship needs a captain to drive it. Your ego is the captain of the ship. If you destroy the captain who is going to drive the ship for you? How will you get anywhere without a captain?”
“Duh!”, I said, “I’m a dummy! If the ego is the captain, then how do i fit onto the ship? I thought I was the captain of the ship!”
“No, You are the owner of the ship!” said God to me! “The owner tells the captain where he wants to go, the captain sets the route and orders whatever needs to be done to prepare for the trip and the ship is then sets off and is then safely guided to where you want to go to!”
“Duh, duh, duh!”I said said smacking myself on the forehead – I was so dumb!
“So what do i have to do with MY EGO now?” I asked.
“You have to approach him and make peace. Offer your hand of friendship, tell him that you control where you want the ship to go but that he is in control of getting it there! That will make him very happy indeed!”
So I did this and He (God) was right (as usual!) and the captain and I became good friends of the ship together. I didn’t interfere with his job and he didn’t interfere with mine! We created the first part of our internal synergy – the allocation of the correct jobs to the correct people! Next we talked about the crew and I set the conditions of the crews treatment and the keeping of the ship – “ship shape and Bristol fashion” That bought the crew and the ship into the synergy as well and so we had a complete internal synergy [value of 111 = 1(ship) + 10 (captain) +100(owner)].
Know that without this internal synergy we can never be whole and the ship can never sail to it’s destination! [“A house divided (unsynergised) can never win(sail)!” – “A house united (internally synergized) will always win(sail)!”]
And that is part one of the parable of the ship. We are born as the ships hull, the captain comes on board around age 8 and the owner should come on board as early as the age of 15, but because of lack of spiritual training it is usually far later than this (I was in my late 30’s).
The parable of the ship also explains the whole of our life and what happens at death. I’ll explain that in part two,
May Love, Health, Happiness, Peace, Success and Prosperity BE yours,
reverend master j’iam
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