Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Messianic Consciousness in Jewish Prophecy (LVI) Isaiah
"Behold, for righteousness does a king reign; as to princes, for judgment they rule." (Isaiah 32:1)
There is a quality in consciousness destined to rule all aspects and dimensions of life, that is our Essence and true identity from which God's Love created us. In practical terms, it is goodness as our common bond with God. This goodness is the king and also the righteousness with which it reigns. This is the quality that embodies the Messianic Consciousness to rule forever. The verse refers to a king and princes, but their common traits are righteousness and justice which God loves: "He loves righteousness and justice. The earth is full of the loving kindness of the Lord." (Psalms 33:5). In this context the princes and their judgments represent positive expressions of goodness as the righteous thing to do.
"And each has been as a hiding place from wind, and as a secret hiding place from inundation, as streams of waters in a dry place, as a shadow of a heavy rock in a thirsty land." (Isaiah 32:2)
Goodness as the common quality of Love's ways and attributes is the expression of righteousness and justice, which are our shelter from the turbulence of ego's fantasies and illusions. Doing goodness for the sake of goodness is the truth and shield that protect us from the avalanche of negative trends in consciousness. They are the streams of waters in the dry and thirsty places of a materialistic approach to life.
"And the eyes of them that see are not closed, and the ears of them that hear attend. The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammers shall be ready to speak plainly." (32:3-4)
As long as we allow righteousness and justice as the expressions of Love's ways and attributes, our eyes see and our ears hear. This means that by being and doing goodness we know and we understand that goodness is the whole purpose of God's Creation, for God is good. Goodness makes us wise, and our speech and deeds are clear as our thoughts.
"A fool is no more called 'noble,' and to a miser it is not said, 'rich'. For the vile person will speak villainy, and his heart will work iniquity, to do ungodliness, and to utter wickedness against the Lord, leaving the soul of the hungry empty and taking away the drink of the thirsty." (32:5-6)
In goodness there are no fools or misers, for goodness fills our knowledge and makes us rich in its abundance. As long as we remain controlled by the lack inherent to ego's fantasies and illusions, their iniquities destroy the goodness we pursue in Love's ways and attributes. This destruction is the outcome of doing what is opposite to God's ways. Hence negative trends in consciousness are the ungodliness and wickedness against the goodness God wants us to live by and make prevail in all aspects and dimensions of life. Love's ways and attributes are the food and drink that satiate the hunger and thirst of our souls.
"And the miser, his instruments are evil, he has counselled wicked devices to corrupt the poor with lying sayings, even when the needy speaks justly. But a noble person plans noble things, he stands up for noble causes." (32:7-8)
The Prophet delivers God's words to make a clear distinction between good and evil, and their effects in our consciousness. Misery approaches life through lack, which invites envy, coveting, greed, pride and negative feelings that corrupt our soul's desire to live in the goodness from which it came. Our souls are the poor caught in the slavery of materialistic attachments, obsessions, addictions and negative patterns, as the lies that corrupt our consciousness. Goodness pursues goodness, and stands up for goodness as the expression of Love the material manifestation of God's Love.
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.