Step One: Someone asks, 'if your house was on fire and you only had time to grab one thing what would it be'? The answer, of course, is yourself! Our heart, our spiritual centre, is our one and only true treasure. But it cannot be found on the surface of life. It lies hidden in the field of ourselves. And the price tag is high! Costing not less than everything.
Step Two: On our way we have to feel our way through individual and collective consciousness into Sacred Awareness. The Pearl of Great Price. Costing not less than everything.
Step Three: Becoming Love! Finding is not enough. Selling is not enough. These are only the first steps. Once we are 'caught' in the Sacred Net, our lifestyle must change for the better. Costing not less than everything.
"Do you understand all this"? Jesus asked them. They said, "YES".
So then He told them that the disciple must be wise enough to know how to hold the old and the new in one easy movement. But hinted that pride of place be given to the new.
In a nutshell, dear disciple. What is found must be bought. In order to buy, we need to sell. In order to grow, we need to discern what's worth keeping and what needs to go. Only Wisdom will light the darkened room enough to help us do this.
Once upon a time, a poverty stricken Rabbi from Warsaw fell asleep and dreamed of treasure buried under a bridge on the outskirts of Moscow. It was a long arduous journey but he got himself there. Excited, he waited till darkness had fallen, slipped over the wall and made his way under the bridge. To his surprise, he found a rabbi asleep. He woke him up and asked him what he was doing there. The Rabbi answered, "I was dreaming of treasure hidden under the floorboards of a poor rabbi from Warsaw".
'Each person has a vintage wine cellar
But they seldom drink from it.' (Meister Eckhart)