Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LII) Isaiah
The fundamental premise to approach our Creator is that we come from Him. All we are, have and do come from Him, even if their outcome is positive or negative. God planted in our consciousness free will within the frame of discernment. We have said many times that is useless to have free will if we lack knowledge out of discernment. He created darkness and Light, negative and positive, for us to exercise free will. The lesson we learn by being aware that we come from God is to also realize that we are good because He is good, and act accordingly.
“Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, that take counsel but not of Me; and that form projects, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.” (Isaiah 30:1)
We rebel from our Creator by following ego's fantasies and illusions, and not His ways and attributes which define our Essence and true identity. We take counsel from the idols we create, either be ideologies, beliefs, customs, habits, addictions or attachments, with which we conceive and project the ways we approach life and the material world. We rather follow our own inventions than the Spirit of God, from which we come. Hence illusions engender more illusions that lead us to transgress against the goodness of Love's ways and attributes, as the material manifestation of God's Love.
“That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at My mouth; to take refuge in the stronghold of Pharaoh, and to take shelter in the shadow of Egypt!” (30:2)
God speaks to us making reference to Pharaoh and Egypt as the symbols of the egocentric mentality. Indeed we descend to the negative traits and lower trends in consciousness when we follow ego's fantasies and illusions, rather than being attached to our Creator, His ways and attributes. We shelter our entire existence under the shadow of negative trends.
“Therefore shall the stronghold of Pharaoh turn to your shame, and the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your confusion. For his princes are at Zoan, and his ambassadors are come to Hanes.” (30:3-4)
We are fully aware that our chains and prisons are the false beliefs by which we live. These become more evident as we attach ourselves to them, to the point that we are not able to discern what is our real freedom. We become unable to get away from the idols we have become. Zoan and Hanes are allegorical places referring to negative traits and qualities that speak from us as princes and emissaries of what we have become.
“They shall all be ashamed of a people that cannot profit them, that are not a help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.” (30:5)
We are warned and admonished about our own negative fantasies and illusions, from which we can't get anything positive for our lives. We can't make gains from negative, but the opposite. We lose when we don't live in goodness as the truth for which we have to live in order to be aware of our Essence and true identity. Sooner or later we realize that envy, coveting, lust, wrath, haughtiness, indolence and indifference are our shame. These eventually lead our common sense and discernment to reproach our evil ways, and bring us back to the goodness we belong.
“The burden of the beasts of the South. Through the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the lioness and the lion, the viper and flying serpent, they carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the humps of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.” (30:6)
The negative trends in consciousness are the beasts that become our burden. These are the land of trouble and anguish from where we are attacked and devoured. In ego's fantasies and illusions they seem to carry riches and treasures from which we don't gain or profit.
“For Egypt helps in vain, and to no purpose; therefore have I called her arrogance that sits still.” (30:7)
Again God refers to Egypt as arrogance and haughtiness. These are the illusions we create to make us believe we are gods, but they are only vanity with no purpose. They are idols that make us still and unable to move forward, for we are trapped in the illusion of grandeur that make us feel above others.
“Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever. For it is a rebellious people, lying children, children that refuse to hear the instruction [the Torah] of the Lord.” (30:8-9)
God reminds us time and again that we are the ones who separate from Him by letting ego's fantasies and illusions lead our ways. We can live our entire life in our own inventions, turning them into and endless sleep from which we may never wake up. God tells us that our awakening from ego's fantasies and illusions lies on hearing (understanding) His Torah that teaches us His ways and attributes. These are our real freedom.
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.