The Treasure of the HeartMind
5)Peter said to Mary, Sister we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of woman.
6) Tell us the words of the Savior which you remember which you know, but we do not, nor have we heard them.
7) Mary answered and said, What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you.
8) And she began to speak to them these words: I, she said, I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to Him, Lord I saw you today in a vision. He answered and said to me,
9) Blessed are you that you did not waver at the sight of Me. For where the mind is there is the treasure. --Gospel of Mary Magdalene Ch.5
In the canonical gospels, this saying is: where your heart is, there also is your treasure.
Whether one emphasizes more consciousness or light/love as the two sides of the mystery, either way the process is the same: where your depth is focused there lies your treasure.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is a Gnostic text. For the Gnostics (usually) the treasure was the deep Causal/Nondual beyond creation, space-time, division. Often this created a new duality between the eternal and the time-bound, the holy aeon of purity and truth and the fallen world of materiality. Versus the duality of the orthodox churches (God/human, God/creation).
The treasure is your god, your worldspace, your everything. It is not a judgment so much as a simple statement of fact, that anyone who undertakes a path of depth will realize. Where your focus and identity is, what you seek and desire, there is your treasure.
I meditate on what it would for my treasure to be nothing but sacrificial love--the eucharistic praise of suffering and thanksgiving-filled praise? No states, no gods, no absolutes, or Absolute, no evasion from this, no evasion from not-this or the Ground of this, that which is beyond this.
Here there are no masters, for Jesus laughs at the piety and well-meaning contractions of the earlier stages of the journey (see Gospel of Judas). What if I were to laugh at the laughing Gnostic Jesus?