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Juda's fate and the tragedy of human nature - Part 4

"Tonight you will lose your faith in me, for it is written: I will strike the Shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered."

The Gospels unfold tales of profound spiritual depth, casting light upon the intricate tapestry of the human soul, its challenges, and the potential for inner metamorphosis. A significant example lies in the journey of Judas and the sacrament of the Eucharist, which embody the perpetual dance between the realms of light and shadow, pointing towards the inherent capability of transformation within all of us.

As Christ led his disciples from the Last Supper towards the Mount of Olives, he spoke words laden with prophetic undertones, foreshadowing the imminent trials of faith. He said, "Tonight you will lose your faith in me, for it is written: I will strike the Shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered." Embedded within these words is the symbolism of a scorpion's sting, marking the beginning of an internal upheaval in perception and consciousness, not necessarily a physical ordeal. This transformation is particularly evident when Judas's betrayal, symbolized by his kiss, triggers a deep sleep-like state in the disciples at the Garden of Gethsemane. This wasn't due to physical fatigue, but rather a shift in their consciousness. Amidst this collective trance, only John remained acutely aware, becoming the sole witness beneath the crucifix. The contrasting fates of Judas, succumbing to a shattered psyche, and John, attaining visionary enlightenment, showcase the spectrum of human awareness. The remaining disciples lingered in the spectrum's intermediary.

The mistery of Golgotha serves as a mirror, reflecting varying degrees of human consciousness. Encounters with mysteries such as these can tilt individuals between enlightenment and delirium. This duality is further depicted when Christ, descending from the Mount of Olives, offers guidance on transcending the old world and predicts the impending shift in consciousness. He states, "Then those who are in Judea must fly to the mountains..." alluding to the elevation of consciousness from the base instincts (represented by Judea) to spiritual enlightenment (symbolized by the mountains). Humanity finds itself at a crossroads: evolving to embrace higher consciousness or spiraling into the abyss where Judas found his end.

Judas's spiritual descent occurred under the wintry influence of the Scorpion constellation and Saturn – the emblem of darkness. His spiritual sojourn began on a Saturday, the day synonymous with the shadowy grave. Christ's transcendence, conversely, heralded under the sunlit Sunday, signifies light and rebirth.

As humanity progresses, a pivotal choice looms: to ascend in the warmth of summer or the cold of winter, to gravitate towards the radiant Sunday or the gloomy Saturday. Within this choice lies the dichotomy of John and Judas - a decision between spiritual vigilance and a descent into worldly maladies.

Intricately woven into the fabric of our being is this tension between Christ and Judas. This internal strife, manifesting as a battle between our higher and lower selves, is as ancient as humanity's fall from grace. The archetypes of both Judas and Oedipus reside within, representing the divergence from our spiritual origin. If unchecked, this detachment might betray our very essence and our bond with Christ.

Yet, hope persists. When we grasp that our lower self is but a vessel awaiting the infusion of our higher self, the destiny of Judas within us holds the potential for a Christ-like transformation. As Paul once proclaimed, "Not I, but Christ in me."

With this realization, may we champion the teachings of the ethereal Christ, imparting His wisdom in our respective spheres, navigating the world with awakened souls.

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