There is an ancient myth called “The Pearl,” from Egypt, that looks just like the story of “The Good Samaritan” in the Bible. It’s kinda long, so I’ll simplify it here, and if you like you can look it up for yourself. Then I’ll compare it to the story of The Good Samaritan.
The Pearl: The Pearl starts out in the heavens, where God the Father and Mother give their child (son) an objective to go to earth and retrieve a pearl (guarded by a snake). The parents write their instructions upon the boy’s heart, then gives him a disguise (a body) and sends him down on his mission.
Upon arrival, the naive boy speaks openly about his mission to a stranger at the inn of the snake. The stranger nods in acceptance of the boy’s mission, but offers the boy food and his most precious wine before the boy retrieves the pearl. The boy accepts and partakes of the food and wine of the earth.
By partaking of the food and wine of the earth, the boy looses his memory of his mission to retrieve the pearl. In his confused state, the boy continues to eat and drink merrily, with his new companions, forgetting more and more what he was sent to do.
His parents, seeing the boy’s forgetfulness, send an eagle with a parchment. On that paper they wrote a message. The message it contained was the very same message written upon the boy’s heart, before he left the presence of his parents. The boy receives the message from the eagle, and reads the words. When the words are read, his heart remembers the words written in his chest by his parents, because the message is exactly the same, …and the boys memory is restored. He has awaken from his forgetfulness.
The boy, with his memory restored, is willing to sacrifice all things in order to fulfill his mission to retrieve the pearl. He tricks the snake into sleeping, sneaks in and retrieves the pearl. In his escape, he strips himself of his disguise, and returns the pearl to his parents, successfully accomplishing his mission. He is received by his parents with a massive reception and feast.
The Good Samaritan: A certain person was left beaten on the main road, having lost all his money, and his memory. This is where the boy begins in this tale. He has already been beaten by the servant of the snake and lost his memory of the pearl.
Those high and lofty officers of his time, called Pharisees and Sadducees, pass him by on the other side of the road, to avoid contact. But a good Samaritan picks the boy up, carries him to the inn, and pays the inn-keeper to restore the boy. The Samaritan promises to return and pay the inn-keeper any additional expenses necessary to restore the boy.
Restoring Memory: The Inn-keeper is paid, or given permission, to restore the boy. Restoring the boy brings a return of his memory, of his mission, of retrieving the pearl. The Inn-keepers only duty is to restore the boys memory. It wasn’t to tell him what to do, only to remind him who he is, and give him the necessary words so that he could remember his own mission. Thus the inn-keeper in this story can be connected with the eagle from the tale of “The Pearl.”
The Words Used to Restore: The eagle only gives a parchment, with words written upon them, that help the boy remember what was already written upon his heart. The Inn-keeper is only given enough money, by the Samaritan, to restore the boys memory. It is still the responsibility of the boy to receive, or read, the words written upon that parchment. The boy, in The Good Samaritan, needs to willingly be nursed back to health, by the Inn-keeper. If the boy never reads the words, given to him by the eagle, his memory would never have been restored. He would continue to eat of the food and wine of the world, loosing all ability to remember what he came to earth to do.
The Role of Eagle/Inn-Keeper: The eagle and the Inn-keeper both come to deliver a message that restores the boys memory. The inn-keeper and eagle is someone from the presence of Christ, someone with personal contact with Christ, like an angel. In both tales, the eagle or the Inn-keeper never replace the heavenly beings, that produced the message in the first place. They simply deliver a message, or restore the boy’s memory, and then they are done. Following officers was never a part of the original plan. The only role of an eagle or Inn-keeper was to restore the boy’s memory of his parents words, so he could retrieve the pearl, having been personally connected to heaven. The eagle or the Inn-keeper never set themselves up as a light unto themselves.
The Pearl: The pearl was the boys to claim, and his alone. No one else was given the same task to retrieve his pearl. It wasn’t a competition of which son would retrieve the pearl first. The point being, everyone has a mission on this earth. My pearl is different from yours, or anyone else’s for that matter. Thus, restoring memory individually connects each son or daughter to the heavens, for them to receive their own instructions, written upon their hearts. Those seeking to be the revelator for others, seek to replace the deity in either tale, rather than submitting to being a messenger, an eagle, or an Inn-Keeper.
Conclusion: The message sent to us by Inn-keepers are the words of Christ. When we have them written upon our hearts, we will have been reconnected to the original message, in our hearts, before coming to this world. You will know why you are here, and you will refuse the food and wine (of this earth) that continues to remove your memory. The bread and wine of Christ will become more significant to nourishing your spiritual body, in order to fulfill your calling and election of retrieving your pearl, …to make your return “Sure”.
The words of Christ contain the light from the treasury in heaven. When we read them with sunglasses, or filters of worldly distraction, we are not being exposed to that light, to restore our memory. But as a family, we can exchange the words of Christ and help one another remember. However, ignorance of that message can make the greatest of God’s chosen, seem like pussy cats, when they are really massive Lions!
In ancient Egypt, to be given your memory and your name, was to be given power. In Helaman 10, Nephi is given personal instruction, and he was told, “Thou art Nephi and I am God…” After that experience of telling him his name and giving him his mission, Nephi goes straightway to retrieve his pearl. Men try to attack him to put him into prison. But Nephi is “conveyed away in the spirit.” He teleports his way out of there like a champ. He had power! That’s what I’m talking about gang. Before this experience, Nephi was walking home. After this experience, he doesn’t seem to walk anymore. Eventually, Nephi leaves altogether, and his body was never found. It says that he was buried by the hand of the Lord like Moses. Interesting…
We have partaken too much of the food and wine of this world, and we have forgotten the symbols of our family (7 men, 5 women, Kings and Queens, knowledge and wisdom). We are not here on our own missions, but to retrieve the pearl we were meant to retrieve, and get back home. I believe that we chose our mother, knowing that she would choose our father.
Our mother has made our father a king, as all women are the one who makes mere men into kings. In ancient Egypt, the headdress of the queen was often depicted as a throne on her head. The women was also often depicted as standing behind the king, who sits on a throne, because she put him there. In the oldest texts, the throne is a double throne for both male and female deity. The words I find interesting is, “…God created man in his own image, both male and female…” God’s image is a dual image, both male and female. Neither is the husband without the wife, nor the wife without the husband.
The words of Christ are there to restore our memory. It is there for those with eyes to see, and a heart that will understand. It will cure our blindness and soften our hearts to remember our real missions, written within the chambers of our hearts. The mind has a veil, but the heart does not.
We are the beaten traveler, the boy on a mission, who have lost our memory. Christ is the Samaritan who has paid the price to restore our memories. We may be in the inn. An Inn-keeper may be trying to nurse you back to health, and restoring your memory. We must be meek enough to respond to the master, “Yea Lord I believe, …help thou mine unbelief.” Let the Lord cure our blindness and our hard hearts with the words of power in the words of Christ. Let’s open our eyes to the words of Christ, and let the words written on our hearts remind us who we are. Feast upon the words of Christ, for the words of Christ will tell you all things what you should do.
Aloha nui loa,
Your son and bro.