Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LIV) Isaiah
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying: 'This is the way, go ye in it, when ye turn to the right, and when ye turn to the left'.” (Isaiah 30:21)
God constantly reminds us that He gave us intellect and discernment in order to exercise our free will. These are the voices we hear before we make decisions, positive or negative, as we either turn to the right or to the left. We have said that intellect and discernment are the highest levels in human consciousness, hence closer to understand and assimilate our permanent bond with the Creator. This bond speaks to us with a clear word to make us fully aware of our Essence and true identity. In this awareness we make goodness the obvious choice in order to make goodness prevail.
“And ye shall defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images covered with gold; you shall scatter them as a sickening thing, 'Go out', you shall say to it.” (30:22)
As we become aware of God's Love as “the word behind us” that speaks high in our consciousness, He dissipates fantasies and illusions we have engraved and molten as the gold and silver idols that defiled the goodness in who we are, have and do. In the total awareness of goodness we realize that there is no room for ego's fantasies and illusions in the realm of Love's ways and attributes. Love is our strength to remove all that is against or opposite to goodness.
“And He will give the rain for your seed, wherewith you sowed the ground, and bread of the increase of the ground, and it shall be fat and plenteous; in that day shall your cattle feed in large pastures.” (30:23)
As we allow our Love and God's Love to be together, He provides the goodness He wants us to enjoy in the material world. Let's remind ourselves that the foundation of our Jewish identity is our eternal bond with God, as we proclaim it at least twice a day, every day: “Hear [understand] Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One”. This statement is preceded (“Blessed are You Lord, who chooses His people Israel with Love”), and followed (“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your might”) by a declaration of mutual Love between God and Israel, in order to secure the goodness He wants us to make prevail in life.
This goodness as the rain He gives us, and also as our seed we plant in the field of life, as well as the bread of the increase in life, fat and abundant. “In that day” is the moment when our awareness fully realize our Essence and true identity, as the expanded pasture where goodness feeds itself also with goodness. In addition, “the cattle” as the positive creative potentials we can manifest when goodness is the cause, and goodness the effect.
“The oxen likewise and the young asses that till the ground shall eat savory provender, which has been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. And there shall be upon every lofty mountain, and upon every high hill streams and watercourses, in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.” (30:24-25)
Ego as a vital force and will as a driving force are represented by the ox and the donkey that prepare the field of life. Both feeding with the same goodness the field will produce. This allegory of the Messianic Era is manifest when we allow goodness itself to remove all negative and destructive traits and trends in human consciousness, as the towers that fall to give way to Love's ways and attributes and nothing else.
“Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven-fold, as the light of the seven days, in the day that the Lord binds up the bruise of His people, and heals the stroke of their wound.” (30:26)
We will see God's Love revealed in His Creation, as the moon turned into a sun, and the sun even brighter than we can ever imagine. This clarity will be the material reflection of how clear we can see God's Love in our consciousness. Thus the bruises and wounds we have inflicted in ourselves by ego's illusions and negative trends will be all healed.
“Behold, the Name of the Lord comes from far, with His anger burning, and in thick uplifting of smoke; His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue is as a devouring fire. And His breath is as an overflowing stream, that divides even unto the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that causes to err shall be in the jaws of the peoples.” (30:27-28)
These verses are metaphors of the constant calling of goodness to dwell in all levels and dimensions of consciousness. The repeated calling to remove “the nations” that pursue the destruction of goodness as our Essence and true identity. The nations -- as the negative traits and trends that make us err and fall -- will be removed by the breath of God's Love, as a devouring fire.
“Singing is to you as in a night sanctified for a festival, and joy of heart as he who is going with a pipe, to go in to the mountain of the Lord, unto the Rock of Israel.” (30:29)
God's Love will redeem us again, as He did to our ancestors in Egypt. This time our celebration will be eternal, for it takes place in the mountain of God that is the total awareness of our permanent connection with Him.
“And the Lord will cause His glorious voice to be heard, and will show the lighting down of His arm, with furious anger, and the flame of a devouring fire, with a bursting of clouds, and a storm of rain, and hailstones.” (30:30)
The chapter ends with allegories of destruction related to neighboring nations that disappear by the fire that will give way to our Final Redemption and the Messianic Era.
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.