Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (XI) Haggai

"Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying: 'Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your covered houses. And this House ruined? And now, thus said the Lord of hosts, consider your ways." (Haggai 1:3-5)

We have said that a house represents our consciousness because it is the place where we dwell in our existence. All we believe we are and have are store in that house. This is also the house where we are commanded and destined to have a place for our Creator to dwell among (in) us. He speaks through the Prophet to make us reflect on what we store in our consciousness, and what we build as its roof in order to protect it. God asks us what is more important to us, the house covered by our own beliefs, ideas, thoughts and feelings as the by-product of ego's fantasies and illusions, or the House where He dwells in us. What makes us build a house of our "own", and forget about the House of God erected in the highest level of consciousness? He invites us to reflect on the answer to this question. 

"You all have sown much and brought in little; you eat but not to satiety. To drink but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but there is no warm; and he who hires himself out, is hiring himself for a bag pierced through." (1:6)

God knows our answer. We do know that anything coming from false beliefs and feelings of lack out of ego's fantasies and illusions will never satisfy us completely. We also know what really fulfills the destiny prepared for us by the Creator, and the true meaning of life. If we disregard Love's ways and attributes as our Essence and true identity and also as the means to manifest God's Love in His will, ways and Commandments, we remain in ego's predicament.

The negative trends of consciousness such as envy, lust, greed, coveting, arrogance, indifference and indolence, as the traits that represent the Canaanite nations, keep us away from Love's qualities. This negative approach to life is usually the trigger to fill the house of consciousness with desires, fantasies, illusions and mirages that by their nature will never satiate what we really yearn for in life: Love as the material manifestation of God's Love that truly satiates all we want to be, have and do, which are precisely Love's ways, means, qualities and attributes.

"Go up to the hill-country, and bring wood, and build the House; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, says the Lord." (1:8)

As we build the house of our consciousness as the House of God with His ways and attributes that are His Glory, these will manifest in what we believe, think, feel, have and do. This is how we praise and glorify the Divine Essence from which all was created, by being and doing what He wants for us. This is the way to understand and live our Essence and true identity. 

"You looked for much, and lo, it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew upon it. Why? says the Lord of hosts. Because My House is ruined, while you are running each to his own house." (1:9)

Our Creator reminds us repeatedly the consequences of our decisions, and it is always up to us making the choice to return to Him through His ways. As we plant ego's fantasies and illusions in the fields of feelings of lack, Love's ways and attributes will remain away from us. 

"Therefore over you the heavens have refrained from dew, and the land has refrained her produce." (1:10)

We reiterate in most of our commentaries in this blog that the order of nature in the material world is based on cause and effect. Our Sages teach that the Divine Name Elokim (misspelled to honor God's Name) is related to the order in which nature works, and Havaya (to replace the unpronounceable four letter Name of God) is related to the ruling Divine power over His Creation and therefore associated to His loving kindness and compassion. In the order of cause and effect we unfold our life. As we sow, we reap.

In this context the absence of Love's attributes has direct consequences. We don't have them or enjoy them as the dew and rain for our purpose and endeavors when we devote our consciousness to anything different from them. Thus the goodness that life is refrains from bringing in what we want to be, have and do.

"The word that I covenanted with you when you all came out of Egypt, and My Spirit remains among you; fear not." (2:5)

God's Love is the seal of His Covenant with us, the people He delivered from the most abject slavery. His Love as His Spirit remains always with us, hence we have nothing to fear. In a deeper meaning, as long as God's Love is with us, what we remotely may lack? What may make us fear? Fear indeed is the opposite of Love. All fears come from beliefs or feelings of lack. We feel defenseless and needy out of believing or feeling that what we are and have is not enough. The cure, as king David the bearer of the Messianic Consciousness tells us, is to trust God. We do it by knowing Him in all His ways.

"(...) and I will shake all nations, and the choicest things of all nations shall come, and I will fill this House with glory, says the Lord of hosts. Mine is the silver, and Mine the gold, says the Lord of hosts." (2:7-8)

We remark again that the Messianic Consciousness is the means through which we transform negative tendencies and all that opposes Love's ways and attributes. These are the shakers and movers that rectify and redirect all facets of life. These are the ones that bring up the goodness we can harvest in life. These are the ones to fill our consciousness, so God's Love also fills it as His House. After all, everything comes from His Love.

In this sense, His gold and silver are His ways and attributes to build and become aware of our permanent bond with Him. Our true freedom and Final Redemption are peace as totality and completion. Peace that only comes from God's Love.    

"Greater is the Glory of this latter House than of the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I give peace, says the Lord of hosts." (2:9)

Here we have to share the words of Maimonides regarding the Third and final Temple of Jerusalem, which will last forever. He says that the First Temple was destroyed due to murder, incest and idolatry; the Second was destroyed due to uncalled for hatred, and the Third will be built on uncalled for Love in order to last forever. Its Glory is greater than the previous House, for the blessing of God's Peace will be there.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (X) Zechariah

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Behold, your king comes to you. He is righteous and redeemer, humble, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt son of she-asses." (Zechariah 9:9)

At this point of his message, the Prophet refers to the anointed king that our Sages consider the Jewish Messiah. They teach that he embodies king David's virtues (about which we will refer in future commentaries) and, in regards to the verse above, humbleness is one of the primordial traits of the Messianic Consciousness. This trait is mentioned in the context of righteousness and redemption, and emphasized by being delivered also through the lowliness symbolized by donkeys, which also represent strength to carry heavy burdens.

The traditional meaning of the word righteousness in Hebrew is related to doing what is right, fair and proper. It is about qualities related to positive intentions for positive results. We are righteous out of good principles, thoughts, emotions and feelings that motivate us to fulfill their positive purpose. This is why the term is usually translated as "charity", though the point is to act out of Love as the fundamental motivation behind doing what is right. This premise leads us to the result we all anticipate. We are relieved, fulfilled, cared for, healed and protected as the effect of what is next to righteousness in the verse: Redemption. 

This is how we conceive and assimilate Love's ways and attributes as the foundation of our individual and collective Redemption. Hence the Messianic Consciousness is based on living by these ways and attributes that make us be and do what is right. By their source we understand they all belong to humbleness. This essential trait is opposed to haughtiness as the absence of the positive qualities mentioned earlier. Thus we understand fantasies and illusions as the results of ego's materialistic desires that make us act not according to Love's ways and attributes. In the Redemption we all yearn for there is no room for anything different or opposite to positive traits, which characterize the Messianic Consciousness.         

"And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; and his dominion shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the Earth." (9:10)

The Messianic Consciousness manifests itself as the integrating, all-encompassing and harmonizing principle that remove and transform negative traits and tendencies. In particular those that generate division, conflict, confrontation and strife, which culminate in war and destruction. These are the chariots, horses and battle bows, that also represent ego's weapons to make prevail its negative fantasies and illusions. These weapons siege, afflict and desolate Jerusalem as the highest level in our consciousness where we are permanently connected to the Creator. Ephraim here represents all the Tribes of Israel, as the inheritor of the Birthright embodied in his father Joseph.

Once the negatives traits and tendencies are removed through the redeeming qualities of the Messianic Consciousness, it will lead all aspects and facets of life through Love's ways and attributes. The Prophets refers to the anointed one who acts in humbleness as the peace maker among the nations, which means that the power of peacefulness is capable of unifying all aspects and dimensions of consciousness for each and everyone in this world. Peace and harmony are the effects of Love's ways and attributes as the positive traits needed to wipe out evil from the face of the Earth. In this sense, the anointed king heralded in Jewish Prophecy represents the Messianic Consciousness that will prevail once we embrace Love as the material manifestation of God's Love, and as our Essence and true identity.

"For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie; and they have described delusional dreams. They comfort in vain because they went their way as a flock. They were troubled because there was no shepherd." (10:2)

Time and again our Prophets warn us about ego's fantasies and illusions as the idols that make us live in the lies of vanity and futility. We want to find comfort and fulfillment in them, for which we devote our energies. As we awaken from them, we realize that the prevailing goodness of Love's ways was not present in our life. We embrace our Essence and true identity as the first step in our way back to the One who gave us who we really are. As we return to Him, His Love strengthens our conviction to live by His ways and attributes.

"And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back, for I have compassion upon them, and they shall be as though I had not cast them off; for I am the Lord their God, and I will hear them." (10:6)

Once the Messianic Consciousness is enthroned as the redeeming principle announced by our Prophets, the positive trends and potentials begin to bear their fruits. We have said many times in this blog that the Tribes of Israel represent the positive trends and potentials destined to reveal God's Presence by creating a place for Him to dwell among us, as He commands in the Torah and through His Prophets. They remind us that He knows our yearning for Him, and in His compassion awaits our return to Him.

"And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine; yea, their children shall see it and rejoice, their heart shall be glad in the Lord. I will hiss for them, and gather them, for I have redeemed them; and they shall increase as they have increased." (10:7-8)

Let's bear always in our hearts that the Final Redemption manifests when our return to the Creator is complete, when our Love and His Love meet and dwell together forever.

"And the Lord has become King over all the land, in that day there is one God, and His Name one." (14:9)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (IX): Zechariah

The High Priest is summoned in the third chapter of the message delivered by Zechariah, because the High Priest represents the highest knowledge of our permanent connection with the Creator. If this knowledge is absent in our consciousness, we judge by what we fill in its place. In other words, as the Chassidic Sages teach, the levels of consciousness are empty vessels waiting to be filled. If we fill them with greed instead of solidarity, lust instead of generosity, or strife instead of harmony, they will manifest accordingly. Hence we must be very careful about what we put in our thoughts, emotions, feelings, passions and instincts. Our individual and collective Redemption begins when we keep them filled with God's ways and attributes. The highest awareness of our permanent connection with God initiates this process.

"Thus says the Lord of hosts: If you will walk in My ways, and if you will keep My charge, and will also judge My house, and will also keep My courts; then I will give you free access among these that stand by." (Zechariah 3:7)

God also reaffirms His Redemption by restoring the permanent awareness that we are always connected to Him. In this awareness all aspects and dimensions of consciousness are guided by God's will. These are the house and the courts that His ways and attributes fill in. But first we have to remove ego's fantasies and illusions from them. As we live in positive ways, we invite and manifest goodness in what we are, have and do. Love's ways and attributes give us the freedom that precedes our total and final Redemption. The Messianic Consciousness is manifest through the total awareness of Love as our Essence and true identity. The High Priest represents the corner stone as the foundation that supports all facets of life, symbolized by the seven days of Creation. Once we integrate God's ways in our ways, all that is negative disappears, and Love reigns as the encompassing and harmonizing ruler of our consciousness. We will experience this in each of one of us, and will be reflected in our surroundings.

"For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua [the High Priest of those times]; upon one stone are seven facets. Behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, says the Lord of hosts: And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. In that day, says the Lord of hosts, shall you all call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree." (3:9-10)

The seven facets mentioned by the Prophet also represent the basic human positive ideals and emotions as described in the Zohar. Loving kindness (1) as the integrating principle that generates power (2) to establish harmony [a harmonious order] (3) as the triumph (4) that prevails to honor (5) the foundation (6) in which all dimensions of life are ruled when the the kingship (7) of God is completely revealed in the material world. In this context Love's qualities and attributes must reign to make the truth prevail in our judgments. These as the result of what is fair and just. Thus truth is the manifestation of Love, as also are mercy and compassion. Justice is what Love does by removing the negative trends in our consciousness such as oppression, indolence, indifference and cruelty.

"(...) 'Thus has the Lord of hosts spoken, saying: Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassion every man to his brother. And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none of you devise evil against his brother in your heart." (7:9-10)

Our negative judgments reflect negative thinking, emotions and feelings toward ourselves and others. Every man is an extension of our own consciousness, hence he is a brother. A widow and an orphan also represent something good in us that lost their completion or fulfillment, and require our attention and support to fulfill their needs. In the same way we care for our own widows and orphans in our consciousness, we must care for them in our midst. The same approach applies to the convert as the aspiration waiting to be realized and achieved, and to the poor as the weaknesses we must strengthen. We assist the convert to become a full part of our Nation and homeland, and we support and educate the poor to develop his potential in order to acquire the riches in his Jewish identity. 

As we love ourselves enough to refine and enhance all levels of consciousness under God's ways and attributes, goodness is the effect because goodness is the cause. In the full awareness of goodness as Love, there is no evil in how we relate to ourselves and to others. In the same way goodness encompasses all aspects of life individually, it also unites us collectively. 

"And it came to pass that, as He called, and they would not hear; so they shall call, and I will not hear, said the Lord of hosts. And I will scatter them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land was desolate after them, so that no man passed through nor returned; for they laid the pleasant land desolate'." (7:13-14)

The Prophet again warns us about the cause and effect of our separation from God's ways. As we rather hear the voices of ego's fantasies and illusions, we don't hear God's voice neither He hears ours. Ego's illusions exile our consciousness and disperse our potential goodness under negative ways. Though God takes credit for our dispersion among the nations, we indeed prompted our exile. Our goodness doesn't know envy, greed or wickedness as "nations" that oppress our Essence and true identity. These are the nations that desolate the goodness and pleasantness of life, which are also our land. God's Love is greater than our Love. In His compassion God doesn't forget His Covenant as the permanent bond with us.

"And the word of the Lord of hosts came, saying: 'Thus says the Lord of hosts: "I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great fury". 'Thus says the Lord: "I return unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem; and Jerusalem shall be called the City of the Truth; and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, [shall be called] the sacred mountain". (8:1-3)

The Torah and the Hebrew scriptures tell us that God's jealousy is the way He shows the intensity of His Love. He also wants us to love Him with the intensity of an exclusive Love. A mutual great and fierce Love seals our permanent connection to Him, in a time and place called Zion/Jerusalem. This time and place is also the sacred truth we want to live in forever. The truth filled with broad places where youthful expressions of life manifest the total freedom of Love. In this awareness we are One with God.

"And the broad places of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the broad places thereof. Thus says the Lord of hosts: If it be marvelous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in My eyes, says the Lord of hosts." (8:5-6)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (VIII) Zechariah

We have reiterated many times that our destiny is to know the Creator of all. There are many moments in life when we ask the usual existential questions such as what I am, where do I come from, what's the purpose of my life, and where I suppose to go the rest of my life. As long as we believe in a Creator, all the answers point out to Him. In this context we must understand our return to God as evoked by our Prophets in their messages to Israel. In this return everything is revealed to us. All the mysteries and paradoxes about life and the material world are solved. The prelude to our return begins when we realize from where we came from, and also through what we have gone in our history. Thus we understand that slavery and exile precede freedom and Redemption, darkness before Light, ignorance before knowledge.

In this frame of thought we realize that all belongs to Oneness, and there is no separation in God's Creation. Everything is part of an ongoing never-ending process set in motion by God. Thus we become aware that all we perceive in human consciousness belong to something we eventually assimilate in order to experience it, learn from it, and know all about it. One of the laws of Science is that "matter as well as energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can be change from one form to another". Though we know there is a Creator of all that exist, we are also aware that "the only constant is change", as Science also states. Let's reflect for a moment in these principles based on human observation. From a philosophical approach, the former principle doesn't seem to apply to us in spite of the fact that we are made out of matter. We know that we are born and we die, and we live to transform and change our material nature in order to grow up, decay and die. In this pattern we quickly grasp the latter principle, which proves itself manifesting constant change. 

It seems that Science cheated on us. We may wish to live forever in an everlasting transformation, without loosing sight of who we are in that process. The idea behind this brief reflection on matter and life is to look up to our Creator in order to get the real answers. As long as we look in our human "scientific" observations for existential answers, the way back to our Creator turns farther than we can imagine. The first step to return to the Creator is to know Him in order to know where are we going back to.

"The Lord has been sore displeased with your fathers. Therefore you say unto them, 'Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return unto Me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return unto you, says the Lord of hosts'." (Zechariah 1:2-3)

In our relationship with God, as presented in the Hebrew Bible, we must understand that the way He relates to us is the result of the way we relate to Him. We insist constantly in being aware that the ways we think, feel and act must be inspired and motivated by God's ways and attributes, as the Torah teaches us. If we are displeased or uncomfortable with these, we invite Him to approach us likewise. Our Pact with God is "a two-way street", and we have to realize that we establish the terms of our relationship with Him. God gave us His terms in the Torah as also our terms in the Pact, which defines our permanent bond with Him. Hence, when He is displeased with us is because we are displease with Him after making our choice to live by different terms. If He asks us to return to Him, we do it through His ways and attributes, as our own Essence and true identity. Interestingly, the Creator asks us to return to Him as the God of hosts, the Maker of endless multitudes that also encompass endless dimensions.

"(...) Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return you all now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings; but they did not hear, nor attend unto Me, says the Lord." (1:4) "(...) so that they turned [away] and said: Like as the Lord of hosts purposed to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so has He dealt with us'." (1:6)

God reminds us through the Prophet that the ways and attributes we chose to live in are not His. Evil ways and negative actions are not His ways or doings, therefore He indicates us that in order to return to Him we have to return to His ways as our true ways. In this context we understand that Love's ways do not cohabit with anything different from their qualities and attributes. God tells us that we perceive Him also according to the ways and actions we choose to live separated from His ways. As we deal in life we also think and feel God dealing with us.

"Thus says the Lord of hosts: I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped for evil. Therefore thus says the Lord: I return to Jerusalem with compassion: My house shall be built in it, says the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth over Jerusalem." (1:14-16)

We are jealous for what we love the most. In this sense jealousy represents care, protection, loyalty and faithfulness for what we love. What would be the most beloved to us but our permanent bond with the Creator? This is what Jerusalem represents in our consciousness. Our permanent connection with God is accomplished when our Love and His Love bond together as one. This means that, as far as Love's ways and attributes lead all aspects and dimensions of consciousness, there is no room for any form of negativity represented by the "nations". As we separate from Love and allow the lower thoughts, feelings, emotions, passions and instincts rule our life, we are displeased with God's ways and consequently He is displeased with our negative ways. However, He does not abandon us in the desolation left by ego's fantasies and illusions once we abandon God's Love. In the compassion of His Love, God awaits our return to Him. He rebuilds Jerusalem as Zion in His compassion and loving kindness.

"(...) 'Jerusalem shall be inhabited without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein. For I, says the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the Glory in the midst of her." (2:8-9) "(...) 'Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the Lord." (2:14)

As we allow Love's ways and attributes to lead all facets of life, our consciousness becomes an opening and encompassing space. There all levels, aspects and dimensions of intellect, thought, feelings and emotions (represented by the multitude of men), as well as passions and instincts (represented by cattle) are gathered together in harmony. This means that there is no need for walls to restrain or limit the expressions of the entire consciousness under the guidance and rule of Love as the material manifestation of God's Love, which will be manifest as His Glory. This is the most sublime rejoicing of all, for it comes by God's Presence in us and in our midst.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (VII) Habakkuk

Our destiny is to know the Creator of all. Let's be aware that He is the cause of all we are, have and do. This in spite of the egocentric belief that we are the sole owners of what we presume we are, what we believe we have, and what we think we do. As a matter of fact, knowledge gives us the strength and power to think, feel and do regarding our circumstances and surroundings. The issue to consider here is what kind of knowledge leads us to presume and act accordingly. There is a knowledge that integrates, unites and uplifts all aspects of our consciousness and, as we experience it, we also reflect it in our surroundings and our relationship with others. Also, there is a knowledge that separates, divides and subjugates our consciousness to think, feel and act according to its pattern. Hence, we have to pursue the former and reject the latter. The former is the knowledge of the Creator. This is the knowledge that speaks through us, guides us and rectifies beliefs that divide, feelings that separate, emotions that subjugate, passions that oppress, and instincts that destroy.

"I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will look out to see what He will speak by me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved." (Habakkuk 2:1)

The Prophet invites us to be constantly vigilant of our thoughts, emotions, feelings, passions and instincts. This "watch" is set upon a "tower" that symbolizes the altitude we must have to connect and bond with the Creator, for in this bond He speaks by us. In our constant connection with Him, through our knowledge of Him, He guides our discernment. He inspires us to recognize our transgressions and rectify them through His ways and attributes. In this knowledge and awareness we realize that goodness, as well as the remaining ways and means of Love, are the righteous attributes we choose to live for. These are the qualities we owe faithfulness as the faith for which we live.

"(...) but the righteous shall live by his faith." ­(2:4)

The opposite of these ways, means, attributes and qualities, are ego's fantasies and illusions that betray the knowledge of our Essence and true identity. A false belief can lead us to false thoughts, emotions, feelings and passions. This predicament gets worse when ego's separatist agenda imposes its desires. This shows up in our pride and haughtiness, which our Sages consider the worst forms of idolatry along with wrath. In our pride we become angry and reject what comes against our false or negative beliefs. In this predicament we are truly dead because anything coming out of an egotistic approach to life denies the unity and upliftment of Love's ways and attributes. Ego's fantasies and desires are gathered around the negative tendencies of consciousness, represented by the "nations" and "peoples".

"Indeed, wine is a treacherous dealer, the haughty man does not abide; he who enlarges his desire as the nether-world, and is as death, and can't be satisfied, but gathers unto him all nations and heaps unto him all peoples." (2:5)

Our fall begins when we submit all aspects and dimensions of consciousness to ego's fantasies and illusions. This takes place when we feed false beliefs that turn into obsessions, habits, attachments and additions; what the Prophet calls here a city built upon iniquity.

"Woe to him that builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity!" (2:12)

The antidote against falling into ego's fantasies and illusions is the knowledge of the Creator. This is the fire that transforms and elevates our consciousness to connect with God. This is our labor as the task and duty we must pursue as our destiny. This is the beginning to enter the Messianic Consciousness, opposite to vanity and futility of ego's fantasies and illusions along with negative trends in our consciousness.

"Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity?" (2:13) "What profits the graven image, that the maker thereof has graven it, even the molten image, and the teacher of lies; that the maker of his work trusts therein, to make dumb idols?" (2:18)

We enter the Messianic Consciousness when we begin to know and live in God's ways and attributes. This is the fulfillment of our destiny. We have to reiterate once again that the Glory of God is God's Love. We already know that "the Earth is full of His Glory", and it depends on us to fully realize this as the culmination of our Final Redemption.

"For the Earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." (2:14)

Our Creator wants us to know Him. That's why He gave us His Torah. Hence we must open our hearts to His Love, from which all came to exist. As we allow Love's ways and attributes to guide and direct all aspects of our consciousness, God's Love leads us to His knowledge. In our separation, under the pride and haughtiness of our wrath, we ask Him to redeem us in His compassion, grace and loving kindness.

"O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make it known; in wrath remember compassion." (3:2)

As we return to the permanent connection and bond with our Creator, and enter the Messianic Consciousness as the Final Redemption, we will rejoice forever as we walk with Him in the highest level of our awareness of being truly alive.

"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will exult in the God of my Redemption. God, the Lord, is my strength and He makes my feet like hinds' feet, and He makes me to walk upon my high places." (3:18-19)

From the Book's Foreword

Let's reexamine our ancestral memory, intellect, feelings, emotions and passions. Let's wake them up to our true Essence. Let us engage in the delightful awareness of Love as the Essence of G-d. The way this book is written is to reaffirm and reiterate its purpose, so it presents its message and content in a recurrent way. This is exactly its purpose, to restate the same Truth originally proclaimed by our Holy Scriptures, Prophets and Sages. Our purpose is to firmly enthrone G-d's Love in all dimensions of our consciousness, and by doing it we will fulfill His Promise that He may dwell with us on Earth forever. Let's discover together the hidden message of our ancient Scriptures and Sages. In that journey, let's realize Love as our Divine Essence, what we call in this book the revealed Light of Redemption in the Messianic era.