All I know is that I used to be blind, but now I can see!" - John 9:25
The beggar in this biblical verse is talking about the Inner I rather than the eyes of flesh that look out upon the world, taking in what has already been created only to recreate it at a different time in a different form. Using the eyes to inform our reality is the Egoic use of Mind. In this verse, the blind man learns to see instead with the Inner I (Conscious mind that was once blind) which beholds the true Self through maintaining an inner stillness of Being Aka Meditation.
The Inner I Aka Conscious Mind, being made in the image of the true Self as Spirit, reflects the true Self, like a still lake reflects the moon. This reflection of Spirit upon Mind Consciousness reveals the true Self, allowing us to recognize ourselves Spiritually. In recognition or realization of the true Self, we merge with the true Self, maintaining a peaceful mind that reflects the Divine Word flowing from Spirit in the form as intuition Aka Faith that is reflected upon the right side of the mind to be cognized by the left side of the brain, thereby guiding the mind and body in the physical world.
This is the meaning of the bible when Jesus told John to throw his net (Attention or Consciousness) on the right side of the boat (Mind or Vessel). Fishes in the bible represent 'thoughts'. Therefore, always let thought be given and never taken. Thought given is completely different in quality and quantity than thought taken (Conjured up by Mind Consciousness unconscious of Spiritual Consciousness).
And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. - John 21:6
The truth of your BEING is revealed once you stop using the mind/Senses to search for Truth, for it is Conscious Mind Aka the inner I that Spirit uses as its instrument to bear witness to its glory of life unfolding but, ONLY while it is resting in the Awareness of Soul. Our Spirit cannot use our mind if we (as the mind) are using it instead which of course causes us to rise out of our Temple in the thinking process. We can only stay in our Temple - which is always in all ways in and as the Present Moment if we maintain a 'Being Aka Meditative Mind'. This is why Jesus advised us to receive ONLY unleavened (Unrisen) bread rather than leavened bread. Bread is our intuition or daily guidance given to us through the meditative mind. If the mind has risen (Leavened) then the bread becomes stale and egoic. Do not let the mind rise in thought - keep it unleavened so that it can receive its daily bread from Spirit.
"Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread." - Exodus 12:20
The Consciousness of Mind being a reflection of our true Self as Spirit gives life to whatever it is Conscious of or present in. If it is present in its own thoughts that were created outside the Awareness or its own Soul Aka Present Moment, then it will give life to these false thoughts. Likewise, if the conscious mind is present as the Presence in its own Awareness, then it gives life to Soul, its true Being.
Depending on where our Consciousness of Mind is present, we are either giving our life to egoic thoughts or we are giving life to our Soul Aka Present Moment, which is embodied by our true Consciousness in and of Spirit. The blind man gives life to his own thoughts that are separated from his own Soul. The man with sight gives life to Spirit via the Soul.
Once we no longer live by bread (thought that is leavened) alone, we shall be led by the unleavened bread of Spiritual Consciousness that feeds us through an unleavened mind - as in a Mind that has not risen out of its Temple as Present Moment Awareness. The bread of Spirit leads us in our daily lives through intuition, instinct and with synchronicity, serendipity, and inspiration. I say the latter three as when we live consciously in Awareness, we are guided by the Oneness of Soul which is One with all other Souls, guiding them to help us achieve our highest good and us to theirs. For instance, if we want a car space at a certain time, Spirit will direct the Soul to ensure there is one, through working through all other souls to make ready a car space, whether these Souls are conscious of this or not.
The all-knowing Spirit of our true Self guides us through the Awareness of Soul - the One guides us through and as the Many, with a Faith that allows us to know exactly what to do, say, think or be in each moment of the now. There is no need to take thought when one is not separated from their own Awareness of Soul being Spirit. If we surrender our will for Thy Will, we will be led to our true purpose in live while provided with everything to make it happen.
Man shall not live by. bread (thought) alone, but by every word that. proceeded out of the mouth (inner I) of God (true Self) ~ Matthew 4:4
~ Love Tracy