Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (XXXV) Isaiah

"The burden of Babylon was seen by Isaiah the son of Amoz." (Isaiah 13:1)

The Prophet addresses the burden of Babylon as the outcome of ego's fantasies and illusions. The consequences of false beliefs and feelings of lack that lead to envy, coveting, greed, pride, lust, wrath, indolence, indifference, and cruelty with their negative causes and effects are the heavy burden in human consciousness. Babylon as the opposite and nemesis of Jerusalem. Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Assyria, Greece and Rome are the nations that in their times became the paradigm of negative traits that undermine the goodness of Love's ways and attributes as our common bond with the Creator. The burden of Babylon that humankind is destined to remove when we individually and collectively make the choice to return to God's ways and attributes as our Essence and true identity. These are the traits and qualities of the Messianic Consciousness.

"Set you up an ensign upon the high mountain, lift up the voice unto them, wave the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. I have commanded My consecrated ones, yea, I have called My mighty ones for My anger, even My proudly exulting ones." (13:2-3)

There is a calling in our consciousness at some point in our lives that summons us to reflect on who we are, from where we came from, and the destiny we yearn to fulfill. This calling takes place in the awareness of our permanent connection with God. The connection between our Love and God's Love, for Love is also our common bond with Him. This bond is the ensign upon the high mountain that is Jerusalem and its Temple.

From this place in consciousness we call the dispersed of Israel among the nations, to gather them together for the Final Redemption. They also symbolize the positive traits and qualities entangled by the negative trends in consciousness represented by the nations. The dispersed are the nobles, the consecrated, the mighty and the exulting ones, who exult themselves in God's ways and attributes. These are the ones destined to rule in all aspects and dimensions of consciousness in the Messianic Era.

"Hark, a tumult in the mountains, like as of a great people! Hark, the uproar of the kingdoms of the nations gathered together! The Lord of hosts musters the host of the battle." (13:4)

We enter the Messianic Era after the imminent confrontation between the goodness of Love's ways and attributes, and the negative trends and expressions in human consciousness. The latter are the tumult of mountains as the oppressing and destroying beliefs, ideologies, addictions, attachments, obsessions, emotions, feelings, passions and instincts. These are the kingdoms and nations gathered together to battle against our Final Redemption.

"They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the weapons of His indignation, to destroy the whole earth." (13:5)

The battle to eliminate all that opposes the goodness in the Earth includes our Creator, for we have become unable to remove ego's fantasies and illusions amid the darkness of their outcome. Life as the earth must be transformed to dignify and honor its purpose according to God's will.

"Howl ye, for the day of the Lord is at hand; as destruction from the Almighty shall it come. Therefore shall all hands be slack, and every heart of man shall melt." (13:6-7)

We often have said that the Messianic Era has been handy since our Exodus from Egypt, but we chose to live in the idolatry of ego's fantasies and illusions that are destined to disappear in order to give way to God's Plan. Thus we understand the destruction from the Almighty. Our negative actions -- the slack of our hands --, and the negative thoughts, emotions, feelings and passions coming from our hearts shall melt.

"And they shall be frightened, pangs and throes shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman in travail, they shall look aghast one at another; their faces shall be faces of flame." (13:8)

We must understand this and the following verses (9-10) as the affliction we go through as we fight to be free from our negative patterns, addictions, obsessions, attachments, ideas, beliefs and pretense. Let's be honest with ourselves and begin to recognize the inner enemies and oppressors that subjugate our consciousness and free will. We all know these enemies are stronger than our will and determination to get rid of them. The same pain we suffer under their oppression is the same pain we suffer as we renounce to them. It's called withdrawal symptoms. For this we cry out to God's loving kindness and compassion to help us in our battle, and He responds to us with His Final Redemption.

"And I will visit upon the world their evil, and upon the wicked their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the tyrants." (13:11)

The day of the Lord is the one many await. The moment when we will be finally and completely released of what always has been unnecessary in the material world. All we have created that we makes us suffer as evil and inequity, out of ego's pride and arrogance. Thus we realize that ego's negative trends are the tyrants that condemn us to live in their dominions.

"I will make man more rare than fine gold, even man than the pure gold of Ophir. Therefore I will make the heavens to tremble, and the earth shall be shaken out of her place, for the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and for the day of His fierce anger." (13:12-13)

God's Love will transform our consciousness into something even purer than the purest qualities we have ever known. For this to happen, all evil, iniquity and impurities in the earth and in life God will remove. He will make us aware of the Essence from which He created us. He will make us realize that His ways and attributes are our common bond with Him.

The following verses (14-22) describe the battle to overturn the burden of Babylon. This is also the allegorical scenario where we will confront what we have created by ego's pride and arrogance at the expense of the goodness in Love's ways and attributes. The false beauty of kingdoms and nations that will disappear as Babylon, Chaldea, Sodom and Gomorrah. The places where we will never dwell again from generation to generation.

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From the Book's Foreword

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