The Actual True Meaning of the Hidden Treasure & Pearl Parable: The Law of Assumption’s Greater Meaning
Jesus spoke in parables, he spoke of hidden treasures and precious pearls, and the parables take on profound significance, far beyond their literal worth.
The story of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl, as told by Jesus in the Bible, holds , a revelation that goes beyond the surface.
The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl Parables:
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,” expressing a deeper meaning about the hidden value within us. The treasure in the parable represents an invaluable aspect that varies in significance from person to person, transcending mere material wealth. Whether hidden or discovered, its value remains and, once found, demands safeguarding.
The Greek word for treasure, “thesauros”, refers to a repository for precious things. Matthew 6:21 links treasure with the heart, stating, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” This aligns with the idea that God, the ultimate treasure, resides within our hearts, further echoing, “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things” (Matthew 12:35).
The parables in question are found in Matthew 13:44-46, where Jesus tells two stories to illustrate the kingdom of heaven. In the first parable, a man discovers treasure hidden in a field, conceals it, sells all his possessions, and buys the field. In the second parable, a merchant seeks fine pearls and, upon finding one of great value, sells everything he has to obtain it.
The True Nature of Treasure:
Treasure, in the spiritual sense, represents something of great value. It’s not confined to material wealth or riches; it can be deeply personal and subjective. What one person treasures, another may not. When treasure is lost, its value remains, but its benefits are elusive. When found, it becomes apparent and beneficial in various ways. The treasures as defined by the bible, is “in your heart”, the same location as “the kingdom of heaven!”
In these parables, the field symbolizes the world, and the treasure is the kingdom of heaven. The treasure is not an external entity but rather resides within our hearts. As Matthew 6:21 suggests, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” So, the treasure is intricately connected to our hearts, and the field is the world itself.
The Law of Assumption:
Neville Goddard, emphasizes the Law of Assumption in his interpretation of these same parables. He asserts that the kingdom of heaven is a state where everything is under the control of our imaginative power. We become heirs, united with God, with everything subject to our imaginative abilities. The treasure, he explains, is not just a possession but a state of being.
The Pearl of Great Price represents the Kingdom of Heaven within us, implying the necessity to let go of worldly attachments to obtain it. Neville Goddard emphasizes that the Kingdom of Heaven is a state where one’s imagination has complete dominion, making individuals heirs of the divine.
To fully understand the Law of Assumption, we must recognize that the treasure is within our hearts, and God resides there too. (or our access to the divine) This is a source of tremendous power.
Selling the World to Buy the Field or the Pearl:
The act of selling all possessions to buy the field or the pearl isn’t a literal transaction but a metaphor for a profound and TOTAL shift in belief. It symbolizes the surrender of one’s total investment in the world’s circumstances and investing wholly in the treasure found within—Divine goodness, divine love, and the kingdom within our hearts
2 Corinthians 5:16-21 highlights the transformation that occurs once we find the treasure in our hearts. We become new creations of Christ, spreading the message of reconciliation.
The essence of ‘buying the pearl’ is this all-encompassing commitment to a singular belief. The aradical decision to invest in something of immeasurable value, rooted within our deepest beliefs and aspirations.
The choice is between the transient world of circumstances and the profound treasure of inner conviction and faith. a fundamental choice between the limited beliefs offered by the world and the immeasurable potential found within the TREASURE, THE PEARL, God’s spoken word for you, the GOODNEES for wich you are ORDAINED. Believe in this.
Luke 11:21-23. “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace” The strong man guarding his palace represents maintaining strength in protecting this divine truth within us against opposing forces, ensuring its preservation.
So Paul makes the statement, “From now on we’ll regard no one from the human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from the human point of view, we regard him so no longer.” You who are taking notes, that’s his 2nd letter to the Corinthians, the 5th chapter, the 16th verse. “From now on we regard no one from the human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from the human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.” And then he, the author of that statement, defines Christ for us, “Christ is the power and the wisdom of God” (1 Corinthians 1:24).Neville Goddard
Ego vs. Humility:
One cannot hold onto their previous beliefs and still acquire the pearl of great price. Once you’ve found the treasure, you must let go of other sources of power and focus on the pearl.
Ego, pride, and arrogance can act as barriers between your heart and the pearl. All these barriesr keep you stuck in a loop of “imagining things like: deserving”, and “earning” and “worthy”. It pits you against circumstances. It is a battle you can only loose.
A humble heart recognizes that everything we have comes from God. Letting go of the false assertions of the ego, and its constant battles, requires relinquishing reliance on external powers, circumstances, or ego-driven beliefs and embracing the inherent power within—the power residing in our hearts, aligned with the divine.
Only ONE power exists here, not two. There IS no opposition. Belive in this. Buying the pearl asks you to actually let go of “The Law” and ….buy the pearl of great price. This is The Promise. Grace. Belive in the miraculous.
By him all things were made and without him was not anything made that was madeJohn 1.3
If you think for one moment you can hold on to one little thing in the event this doesn’t work, you can’t buy the pearl. So when I buy the pearl, I go all out and live by it. And there is no other being in this world, just this pearl, and I live by it. This pearl is your own wonderful human Imagination.Neville Goddard
How DO You Know If You Have Bought The Pearl?
“You’ve got to give up every belief in this world in a power outside of Christ to buy Christ. There is nothing but Jesus Christ. So you either believe in him or you don’t believe in him. And any reservation for a rainy day—it’ll rain. So you hold back the belief in stars? Well, I’m confessing, having done it so successfully over the years, that I still carried in my mental furniture my chart. And so you see you could always justify failure. As Blake said, “Self-justification is the voice of hell.” I didn’t know it… in hell everyone is justifying himself. No matter what he does; if it’s a failure, he justifies it. He gives you all the reasons in the world. But hell is not a place outside of earth; it’s right here. So we are in the hell justifying failure. We say, I couldn’t do it because look at my Venus. And then as soon as Venus gets beyond the point where it interferes with me, But I still have Mercury. And so there I go. And when in spite of Venus and Mercury something happens, Oh, why didn’t I see this? Well, there it was all along.”Neville Goddard
The Pearl is Grace
How do you know, well you UNDERSTAND at the core of your being, that this GOOD that you have in mind is ordained for you and there is NOTHINg that you need to do for it.
It is the ASSUMPTION of the miraculous
It is the Promise, and not Law.
It is the tree wothout the seed.
It is ordained FOR you and it always was.
Do unto others
Now listen to these words and try to put any other interpretation upon them in the world, and then tell me if you can. This is from the 25th chapter of the Book of Matthew: “In as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me.” You don’t need the consent of any being in this world to hear good news for them. You don’t have to say, “Do you want me to hear it?” Do you want praise? If you ask them in advance, “Should I hear good news for you?” you are only asking in the event that it works, they’ll praise you or in some way give you something. You don’t ask anyone for their permission to hear good news. For, “In as much as you have heard it, as you have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it unto me. And when you did not do it, you did not do it unto me” (verse 45).Neville Goddard
See, if you can imagine for others, you autimatically blessed yourself. If you buy into the appearance of the world and imagine someone else as lesser than God made manifest, you have immediately imagined yourslf less as well.
Buying the pearl means to buy it completely. Not just a little bit. Not just for yourself. It means COMPLETELY.
To see man in need and not act in your own wonderful Imagination, like she did, is to keep the wounds open and to bear more and more stripes upon the body of Christ Jesus, for the only Christ Jesus is in you as your only wonderful human Imagination. “Christ in you is the hope of glory. Come test yourself and see.” What a wonderful invitation,Neville Goddar
This commitment is absolute, leaving no room for reservations or justifications.
When I buy the pearl of great price, there is no other pearl like it. I sell all in this world to buy it. I sell all beliefs in powers other than my own wonderful human Imagination. Everyone, because he has Imagination and everyone can imagine and everyone can believe in the reality of his imaginal act, is free. It sets a man free, for we are told, “If you believe my word and abide in my word, then you know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31).Neville Goddard