How might your life change
if you knew how to uplift
your Self every day?

Drawing wisdom from ancient texts within the Canonical books, the Qumran scrolls, the Tao te Ching verses, and the Bhagavad Gita poem,

“The Messenger” is a reimagined story of personal transformation.

Hidden among these pages are eight keys that might change your life.


Can you find them?

Excerpts from “The Messenger”

FROM THE AUTHOR’S NOTES

Could Jesus have appeared to a complete stranger and shared his message? I guess so. Sure, why not? But, more to the point, why?

Imagine you’ve just had an amazing, life-altering adventure. You’ve seen incredible sights and had unforgettable experiences. Now that you’re back home, who is the first person you’re going to tell about your trip? Your best friend, right?

There is no irrefutable proof regarding the nature of the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, and I chose not to explore popular theories here. However, I do believe that they were close and dear friends; and that they embodied the necessary balance of sacred masculine and divine feminine energies.

 “The Messenger” is their story as I imagine it.

200 years ago, Jefferson, who disdained anything that he perceived as “contrary to reason”, endeavored to reduce 2,000-year-old religious texts to their core message.

Using a razor to cut passages from six copies of the New Testament—Greek, Latin, two in French, and two in English—he rearranged, then pasted together, his selected verses.

The ‘Jefferson Bible’ focuses on Christ’s moral teachings, organized by topic, and is one of my inspirations for creating this book.

© Oct 2020; Aug 2021 Rev. Mialena Zachary and Phoenix Life Ministries

FROM CHAPTER ONE: THE WATER

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water; yet nothing in the world can surpass it for overcoming the hard and inflexible. Nothing is more patient than living water.

In the territory of Yehuda, along the east bank in Bethabara, people from Yerushalayim and other parts of the country around the Jordan were going to Yohanan the Immerser. They were baptized in the river by him.

Yohanan told them, “Flee from the coming wrath. Repent. Confess your sins. The Kingdom of God is near. I will pour clean water on you, and you shall be clean. Though I baptize in water, I have seen in a vision one who comes after me who will baptize in the fire of the Spirit. Not for removal of dirt from the body, but for the examination of your conscience through anointed rebirth.”

As the water closed over his head, he thought, ‘I am lost’. Yeshua went into a great darkness and the foundations of the void shook. Hurled into the depths, into the very heart of the churning water, billowing currents swept over him. It seemed as if the sun became still and the moon stood motionless. His feet began to slip, and he could find no solid ground. He entered the place of atonement; which is imprisoned in the body. Fire came down from the unknown and consumed him.

Khaos questioned Yeshua’s soul, “How have you come, slayer of men? Where are you going, wanderer of space? The truth of everyone’s deeds shall be made manifest; the fire proves the quality of each person’s heart.”

The power of Khaos took seven forms: The first form was duplicity, the second was desire, the third was ignorance, the fourth was preconception, the fifth was the weakness of the flesh, the sixth was foolish wisdom, and the seventh was wrath.

Yeshua remained utterly silent, though his anguish increased. He felt overcome, as though his heart were aflame, and the more he examined his thoughts, the more it burned until at last he comprehended that in the fire, he was refined like silver; through the fire he was purified like gold.

© Oct 2020; Aug 2021 Rev. Mialena Zachary and Phoenix Life Ministries

FROM CHAPTER TWO: THE SPIRIT

When evening came, and the multitude no longer sought him, Yeshua left and went out to Bet Hananya to spend the night there; about fifteen stadia from Yerushalayim. He cared greatly for a man named Eleazar from that village, brother of Maryam and Martha.

Maryam lived in her brother’s house, desolate and lonely, for she had been a virgin until a treacherous man took her and, since he was stronger than she, lay with her and defiled her. It is written that, because a man has given an Israelite virgin a bad name, he must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives. However, he refused to listen to her.

‘You would treat me as a harlot?’
Still, he had said, ‘Arise, be gone!’

Sending her away was a greater wrong than what had already been done to her. If no proof of a young woman’s virginity can be found, the men of the town must stone her to death, for she has committed a disgraceful crime in Ysrael by being promiscuous. When Yeshua arrived, Maryam was lying down suffering from a high fever. She had spent everything she had on many physicians, but she had become even worse.

He said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
Maryam said, “I am troubled; my heart rages against me. Am I to end my days in strife and sorrow? I am trapped and will not escape.”
Yeshua nodded. “I am familiar with pain and acquainted with grief.”
She frowned impatiently. “You are hearing but not understanding for, though you can see, you will never perceive. Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, I cannot carry my disgrace. Those hating me without cause, those who would do away with me, are more numerous than the hairs of my head.”

Turning away in despair, she whispered, “Oh, everlasting God who knows all things before they come to be, why have you abandoned me?”

Yeshua said, “According to the Law, ‘If a young woman cried for help and there was no one to rescue her, do nothing to her; for she has committed no crime worthy of death.’ Fear not; you will not be put to shame. And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced. Let the person without sin be the first to throw a stone at you. If anyone says anything to you, bring them to me, and they will not bother you again.”

© Oct 2020; Aug 2021 Rev. Mialena Zachary and Phoenix Life Ministries