Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (XLII) Isaiah

The Prophet predicts (chapters 20-23) the conquest of Egypt and Ethiopia by Assyria, refers to additional burdens by neighboring peoples, the fall of Jerusalem, and more burdens we relate to the negative trends in consciousness as well as destructive traits derived from ego's fantasies and illusions. Hence our Final Redemption from the Creator implies a total transformation towards the awakening of the Messianic Consciousness.

“Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof. (...) The earth shall be utterly emptied, and clean despoiled; for the Lord has spoken this word.” (Isaiah 24:1, 3)

We reiterate again that God's plan for us is not about a vicious circle where suffering, pain, deception, oppression, hatred, anger, and violence repeat themselves endlessly. The only reason for this predicament is to learn from it, not to live for it. Indeed the choice to change the course is also only ours. We are destined to either drown together or emerge as one united human consciousness. Our Prophets clearly tell us that if we don't redeem ourselves together, our Creator will. They also indicate repeatedly that He will transform our consciousness after removing all traces of negative patterns and vicious circles.

“The earth fainted and fades away, the world fails and fades away, the lofty people of the earth do fail. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statute, broken the everlasting Covenant.” (24:4-5, 6-13)

Choosing time and again living in our negative predicament means destroying goodness as the common bond with our Creator. We deny and reject goodness when we transgress the guidelines and ground rules of goodness as the material manifestation of the major goodness coming from God. In this sense we assimilate that our Covenant with Him is goodness as what we essentially are, and also destined to make prevail in life.

“Those yonder lift up their voice, they sing for joy; for the majesty of the Lord they shout from the sea: 'Therefore glorify ye the Lord in the regions of Light, even the Name of the Lord, the God of Israel, in the isles of the sea'.” (24:14-15)

Light is the symbolic paradigm for the goodness of Love's ways and attributes. In the domains of Light we glorify the goodness of our Creator. We proclaim His majesty as His Love from the awareness of our Essence and true identity. These are the sea from where we acknowledge the Source of all that is. These are part of the islands that belong to the positive trends in consciousness.

The chapter ends with more allegories and metaphors as admonitions regarding the imminent change of consciousness that precedes our Final Redemption. The following chapter begins with the acknowledgment that from the loving kindness of our Creator we come, and He is also our Redeemer. 

“O Lord, You are my God, I will exalt You, I will praise Your Name, for You have done wonderful things; even counsels of old, in faithfulness and truth.” (25:1)

Let's also be aware that our Final Redemption depends from us, too. Through free will we separate from the goodness of Love's ways and attributes, and through free will we must return to them.

“For You have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones was as a storm against the wall.” (25:4)

We must return to the permanent awareness of our eternal bond with God, which is our land, Jerusalem, Zion as the mountain we conceive as the time and place of all goodness. This is the constant happiness in the awareness that our Love and God's Love are united. This permanent connection is our Essence and true identity, as the cause and purpose of life in the material world.

“And in this mountain will the Lord of hosts make unto all peoples a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.” (25:6)

In this sublime awareness anything other than the goodness of Love's ways and attributes is removed.

“And He will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that is cast over all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations.” (25:7-8)

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From the Book's Foreword

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