In Metaphysics we emphasize baptism from within. St. Paul wrote, “Let the mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” This Christ-conscious Mind baptizes the conscious, human mind.
As with communion, this baptism can and should take place anywhere, at any moment. Many Metaphysical/mystical traditions forgo specific (water) baptism and communion ceremonies for this reason. Still others offer them, particularly in a church or spiritual center.
Keep in mind as the Easter season approaches, that baptism and communion ceremonies are symbolic only. The ceremony itself does not confer anything. It is the inner work , the Spirit rather than the letter of the law, that is celebrated. You don’t need a ceremony or clergy member for this. Having a ceremony is not wrong – Jesus allowed John to baptize him in water (Matthew 3:13-17).
The following, Aquarian Gospel 64:1-10, also recounts this situation:
Jesus’ witnesses about John
“The news reached Galilee, and Jesus with the multitude went down to where the harbinger was preaching at the ford. When Jesus saw the harbinger he said, Behold the man of God! Behold the greatest of the seers! Behold, Elijah has returned! Behold the messenger whom God has sent to open up the way! The kingdom is at hand”
John witnesses about Jesus
“When John saw Jesus standing with the throng he said, Behold the king who cometh in the name of God!”
“And Jesus said to John, I would be washed in water as a symbol of the cleansing of the soul. And John replied, you do not need to wash, for you are pure in thought, and word, and deed. And if you need to wash I am not worthy to perform the rite. And Jesus said, I come to be a pattern for the sons of men, and what I bid them do, that I must do; and all men must be washed, symbolic of the cleansing of the soul. This washing we establish as a rite–baptism rite we call it now, and so it shall be called. Your work, prophetic harbinger, is to prepare the way, and to reveal the hidden things. The multitudes are ready for the words of life, and I come to be made known by you to all the world, as prophet of the Triune God, and as the chosen one to manifest the Christ to men”
Jesus did teach water baptism. However, the water baptism alone will not make you more spiritual or aware, without your own inner connection to God – “the cleansing of the soul.”
please enjoy this baptism song. It’s self-explanatory, but those new to this mystical view may find the above ideas helpful.
Born Again – Lyrics
Eventide – Mainland Mahogany Concert Ukulele
In the Light of Christ,
You are baptized in that River
Of healing, loving Truth.
You are born again
From within by the Water
Of God who lives in you.
1. No, it’s not the Jordan.
Bless-ed even so!
This River is within you,
Closer than you know!
2. You’re the Father’s Child,
Equal to the Son.
Meet and love and trust Him,
Knowing you are One.
3. Bathe in living Water
Every single day.
Find Its Source within you;
Meditate and pray.
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Born Again Mp3