< Embodiment 1 > Yeshua comes in here, for he understands this whole issue of facing the darkness. He has helped you in these weeks since our last Shoud ("The darkness is your divinity"). He had his own experience with the darkness. As you know a bit of the story, he went off into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights - there is that "4" number again - to battle the devil… ah, or so the old book says. It was not about battling the devil at all.
< Embodiment 1 > He (Yeshua) went off into the desert to be away from the crowds who were actually beginning to drive him a bit crazy at that point (some laughter). They loved miracles. As you have found out, or will find out in your life, the humans love a miracle. They love a good show. Oh, but it can be so distracting because give them one miracle they want two (more laughter). Give them fish and loaves, and they're going to want wine from water. And, it continues to grow and grow. What we have then is nothing but a bunch of dis-empowered human beings.
< Embodiment 1 > Yeshua went off into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights. And, you went with him on a level of your own. You were there with Yeshua. You were there to take a look at what the darkness really was and wasn't, for up until then it was not so much understood. Yes, it was portrayed as these demons. Oh, they were given names, and they were given their own identities. They were bad excuses for things humans didn't like about themselves. As much as they would put the energy of the almighty into outside gods, into idols, and many, many gods, they would also put the energies of what they didn't like about themselves into all of these demons and into this entity called Satan and Lucifer.
< Embodiment 1 > Yeshua didn't accept either one of these things. He didn't accept that there were gods in - how to say - all of these different types of idols. He didn't accept even that there was a God in some far-off heaven. He didn't. He did not. He has been misquoted so much in Bible. He didn't accept that there were all of these demons. And, he didn't accept that there was this energy of Satan that was going to overtake everyone if they didn't follow some crazy set of rules. So, he went off into the desert to discover for himself. Oh, he believed in what you would call Spirit or God. But, he didn't believe it the way the churches, or any of the cults, or any of the groups were portraying it. He was so confused. Does that ring a bell, Shaumbra?
< Embodiment 1 > And, so Yeshua went off into the desert to take a look at what felt right to him, at what was real. He didn't battle the devil. There came the understanding that the devil was part of him. There came the understanding that there had to be some type of reason for it. It wasn't put there as a test to him. It wasn't put there to make him feel any less human or any less angelic. Why was it there? What was this darkness? And, indeed, Yeshua - and all of you at that time - came to the realization that the darkness was everything that was rejected by the human self. The darkness was everything that was rejected by the spirit self.