"In the mystery of the cross is hidden the overcoming of Satan. The crucifixion of Jesus is the symbolical representation of the crossing out ... of the carnal mind ... in the redeemed man's consciousness" (The Twelve Powers of Man 70).
"The intellect and the pseudospiritual must be crucified, and the great I AM elevated to the high place"(Mysteries of Genesis 162).
The metaphysical symbology of the Crucifixion story of Jesus Christ is the ultimate crossing out or healing of consciousness of anything that is not of the Christ vibration. In the process of healing these energies, we may go through many experiences that feel like crucifixion. The ego resists the love vibration of the I AM and struggles profusely for a stronghold in consciousness; but through the activity of grace, which is perpetually operative, this transformation of consciousness does not need to be a painful experience. Call upon the activity of grace by saying, "Thy will be done!"
NOTE: In the process of transformational healing, it is often scary for an individual to say, "Thy will be done!" The reason for this is the mental association we have with the words spoken by Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. He said, "Father, if thou art willing, remove this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done" (Luke 22:42). This statement is found in all three synoptic gospels. It was very shortly after making this statement that Jesus was crucified. Because of this, we have a tendency to think that the will of God often carries with it a crucifixion experience before resurrection or healing. This is an error perception of the Crucifixion story and a gross misinterpretation of the teaching expressed by Jesus in the statement concerning God's will.
In reading The Gospel According to John, which is the book of grace, we do not find any statement similar to the one in the synoptic gospels. Instead we have these statements: "And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify thy name" (John 12:27-28); and "Put your sword into its sheath; shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?" (John 18:11)
These statements clearly indicate that the Crucifixion was a planned event for a very important spiritual message to all humankind. What was it? There are many messages in this event, a few of which are listed on the next page. But let us be assured that one of the main teachings is to show us the step-by-step process of surrender the ego goes through in order to trust the will of God to establish resurrection without crucifixion.
In the statement, "not my will, but thine, be done," Jesus was showing us what happens when we think our will is separate from God's will. What happens? Crucifixion! This statement implies there are two wills. Ours and God's. This will always cause a battle of Armageddon in consciousness, creating the feeling of crucifixion.
If you are going through what feels like a crucifixion, for this you came into the world; not to be crucified but to be resurrected, healed, so that God can be glorified. Stored memories contrary to divine law are causing the crucifixion, memories like, "God's will is separate from my will, and God would have me suffer to grow!" No, No! God would have you resurrected unto eternal life. This is why you are here ... to heal the memories. Let the grace of God resurrect you by healing the memories of your soul! The following pages contain a forgiveness prayer based on a metaphysical interpretation of the seven last words of Jesus. If you will incorporate this prayer into your last thoughts before falling into sleep at night, you will begin to experience a healing in consciousness at the deepest level of your soul.