There are outstanding healing ideas
to discover when we apply a metaphysical understanding to Biblical
stories.Water, for example, has healing
symbolism in the Bible.
Revolutionary metaphysical thinker,
M. B. Eddy, provides an inspired interpretation of the Biblical rivers.She writes this about one of them: “Euphrates (river). Divine
Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the
glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of
Let us apply inspiration to this story
from Ezekiel 47:1-9 (New Century Version). First let us review the story.
“1 The man led me back to
the door of the Temple, and I saw water coming out from under the doorway and
flowing east. (The Temple faced east.) The water flowed down from the south
side wall of the Temple and then south of the altar.
2 The man brought me out through the outer north gate and led
me around outside to the outer east gate. I found the water coming out on the
south side of the gate.3 The man went toward the east with a line in
his hand and measured about one-third of a mile. Then he led me through water
that came up to my ankles.4 The man measured about one-third of a
mile again and led me through water that came up to my knees. Then he measured
about one-third of a mile again and led me through water up to my waist.5
The man measured about one-third of a mile again, but it was now a river that I
could not cross. The water had risen too high; it was deep enough for swimming;
it was a river that no one could cross.
6 The man asked me, "Human, do you see this?" Then
the man led me back to the bank of the river.7 As I went back, I saw
many trees on both sides of the river.8 The man said to me,
"This water will flow toward the eastern areas and go down into the Jordan
Valley. When it enters the Dead Sea, it will become fresh.9
Everywhere the river goes, there will be many fish. Wherever this water goes
the Dead Sea will become fresh, and so where the river goes there will be many
To put the story into
its historical context we need to know that Ezekiel was one of the thousands of
Israelites captive in Babylon. It is essential to appreciate that he is
imparting hope and guidance to his fellow Israelites.
The fact that he
received this vision confirms to him that TRUTH’s eternal covenant with his
children is as active as ever.He
assures his people that freedom is in their future.He adds that their freedom will appear as
they dedicate themselves toward living their covenant with TRUTH-LIFE
His vision becomes our
own liberating experience when we understand its deeper meanings.
The temple in Ezekiel’s vision
represents incorporeal man’s uninterrupted spiritual unity with SPIRIT-TRUTH.Everyone’s genuine and eternal make-up is the
unfolding magnificence and wholeness of GOD’s preeminent being.
This gushing river, and other Biblical rivers (like the Pison, Hiddekel, Euphrates, Gihon)
symbolize the abundant, transformative, spiritual currents that flow from our
understanding and dedicated application of our oneness with SPIRIT-TRUTH.
These gushing illuminating and inspiring currents will rise until it we feel
saturated by LOVE’s grace, like we are swimming in LOVE’s goodness.
Ezekiel says that the restorative
waters from the temple will enter the Dead Sea and morph it into a body of
fresh water where life can thrive.This
means that spiritual inspiration and understanding restores that which appears
hopeless and dead.They enliven, enrich
and multiply our lives.
Our spiritual essence
dwells in SPIRIT-LOVE’s spiritual environment, where material constraints are
void.Our actual life in SOUL is teeming
with love, health, and goodness.
This understanding is
now liberating us and making wonderful things happen.