Interpretation of the descent of the holy spirit on the apostles

May 27th 2012
On Pentecost Sunday, Christians commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles in the form of tongues of fire. In reality, the Holy Spirit’s descent is a symbolic event found, in one form or another, in all religions. Since the Holy Spirit is said to have come down to the apostles, you might think it is an entity outside of human beings. But actually, no, the Holy Spirit is our higher self, that is to say the symbol for all that is luminous, powerful and divine in us. When we say that people receive the Holy Spirit, it means that their own spirit, that is their higher self, takes possession of them. The higher self is part of us, but it is unable to come down and manifest in people so long as they have not cleared the impurities obstructing its path. When the day comes where humans truly purify themselves and achieve true sanctification, the Holy Spirit, their higher self – powerful, luminous and radiant – will descend into them and perform wonders.