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by sheryl
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Uplifting Feelings of Lack
Replies: 7
Views: 3505

Re: Uplifting Feelings of Lack

Shalom Kathleen! Your marvelous insight touches on a couple of key understandings in our tradition regarding the existence of this shadow-land, this material world. In order for creation to arise God had to restrain GodSelf, to create a place, a womb, for creation to come into being-- without being ...
by sheryl
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Who was the prophet Anna?
Replies: 11
Views: 9528

Re: Who was the prophet Anna?

Shalom Sister Anna! Your above post fuels the remembrance that there was a remnant of holy ones, throughout the 42 generations, from Abraham to the incarnation of Master Yeshua. This remnant labored within the community, the inner community within the greater community, carrying Israel and humanity ...
by sheryl
Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: My Covenant and The Wedding Feast
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

My Covenant and The Wedding Feast

Shalom Dear Friends, I came across something today that brought forth a contemplation and a question. In Exodus 19, when Yahweh calls to Moses on Mt. Sinai, Yahweh speaks a promise: Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob ...
by sheryl
Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Giving to God: Exodus 25:2-3
Replies: 8
Views: 3192

Re: Giving to God: Exodus 25:2-3

Shalom Dear Tau and Friends! I appreciate this teaching on tithe and charity, and the additional thoughts added by our brothers. As I was reading these replies, feelings of lack versus feelings of gratitude came to mind. It seems that no matter how much we have, or how little, it is these that deter...
by sheryl
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: If your Eye be Single (Matthew 6:22)
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

If your Eye be Single (Matthew 6:22)

Shalom Friends! In reading the Gospel of Matthew something new is being seen. Our Beloved Master Yeshua teaches us in chapter six: The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is single (haplous) your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is evil (ponēros), your whole body will b...
by sheryl
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Passionate Devotion: Exodus 24:17 & John 3:14-15
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: Passionate Devotion: Exodus 24:17 & John 3:14-15

Shalom Willi, and welcome to our online community! Elder Gideon has spoken of a wonderful practice that can stir passionate devotion - that is diving fully into the Gospel narratives as though one is a first hand witness. I think in witnessing passionate devotion first hand, we open so that our own ...
by sheryl
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: The Order of St. Tzafkiel: The Way of the Holy Sage
Topic: Secret of El
Replies: 4
Views: 3911

Re: Secret of El

Shalom Elder Gideon and friends! Thank you for sharing our delightful contemplation with the online community! Something Tau Malachi shared recently on passionate devotion feels very much connected. If I might repeat it here: How does an aspirant know when God does, in fact, delight in their devotio...
by sheryl
Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gifted Worship without an Inner Community
Replies: 12
Views: 5535

Re: Gifted Worship without an Inner Community

Shalom Kathleen! I am drawn by your comment which speaks of the inner life as more compelling than the outer life. I recall a time when, for me as well, the inner life was more compelling than the outer! But I also recall a time when the outer life was more compelling than the inner! Ha! This brings...
by sheryl
Fri Jun 19, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The New Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 3494

Re: The New Eve

Shalom Elder Gideon! I have much enjoyed following the link that you provided to Tau Malachi's teachings on Psalm 19. What is shared has filled my contemplations this day as we head towards our celebration of Pentecost this evening. An insight that is most striking is the manifestation of the Holy V...
by sheryl
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The New Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 3494

Re: The New Eve

Shalom Elder Gideon and friends! Praise and gratitude to the revealer of all knowledge, for inspiring us, and for gifting community with these insights. Coming to mind while reading Tau Malachi's teaching on the matrix of souls at Pentecost is the image of the Woman of Light from Revelation 12, as w...
by sheryl
Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kalli Imma and Transformation
Replies: 30
Views: 12514

Re: Kalli Imma and Transformation

Shalom Elder Gideon, Sister Jacquie, and friends! I am enjoying what you have shared above, Elder Gideon, as another depth of salvation is being heard. It has before been discussed how salvation is not a noun, but a verb, a movement, an energy. Since the First Coming, the Coming of the Messiah, this...
by sheryl
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Interior Stars
Replies: 8
Views: 4973

Re: Interior Stars

Shalom Christopher! It is good to see you on our forum! There are many traditions, each being unique and different, so the teachings you find in our tradition might indeed differ from other traditions you have encountered. While we are a Christian Kabbalah tradition, our present associations with th...
by sheryl
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kalli Imma and Transformation
Replies: 30
Views: 12514

Re: Kalli Imma and Transformation

Shalom Sister Jacquie! I much appreciate your question this day. It ties into a recent contemplation taken up that can be found in the 'Union with Kali Kallah as the Crucified One' practice. There we are asked to meditate upon the Mystery of the Crucifixion as the embrace of Kali Imma, Kali Kallah –...
by sheryl
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8427

Re: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Co

Shalom, Tau Malachi and Friends! In this, perhaps, we may understand that the Magdalene was also on a journey in the Spirit during those days of waiting, secretly laboring with Adonai Yeshua for the fruition of the revelation and the deliverance of all spirits and souls. Here we may remember a story...
by sheryl
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 12
Replies: 9
Views: 8474

Re: Saying 12

Shalom Friends! I very much like the connection you made, Marion, between desire and being fruitful and multiply! Indeed, just as desire leads to physical procreation, desire leads to spiritual procreation! The desire of tzaddik for his or her disciples, present and future, is the initiator, and acc...
by sheryl
Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Three Roots & Three Veils
Replies: 7
Views: 4585

Re: Three Roots & Three Veils

Shalom Elder Gideon and Mark Daniel! I am enjoying your discussion very much. Considering the three temptations along with the three roots is opening up for me a deeper contemplation. Thank you Mark Daniel. Elder Gideon, I am intrigued by outside, inside and no side as well. This does seem to speak ...
by sheryl
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Awareness of Da'at
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

Re: Awareness of Da'at

Shalom Shalom Elder Sarah, Mark, and friends! I am very much enjoying what you have both shared. Your experience, Elder Sarah, in practicing giving and receiving is a powerful teaching. Thank you for sharing it with us. I am particularly drawn to Saying 10 from the Gospel of Mary: "give what yo...
by sheryl
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Gnostic Path
Replies: 16
Views: 16168

Re: The Gnostic Path

Shalom Kathleen! If I might add to the teachings regarding daily practicing offered by our beloved Tau. A couple of thoughts came to mind while reading your question regarding what constitutes entering a stream or current of spiritual life . The first is that there is what we call the Continuum, or ...
by sheryl
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gifted Worship without an Inner Community
Replies: 12
Views: 5535

Re: Gifted Worship without an Inner Community

Shalom Kathleen! I appreciate what you have shared about falling in love. What you have described is the oftentimes the initial experience many of us have had upon the path - experiencing a love, of God, and for God, that is indeed akin to falling in love, quite powerfully. For me, I found that this...
by sheryl
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Awareness of Da'at
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

Re: Awareness of Da'at

Shalom, Elder Sarah, I am much delighting in the insights that you have shared with us. It is almost as if confidence and integrity allow us to see a bigger picture in what is happening, when we can see a bigger picture we can see how what we do matters, it begins to involve others. Somehow I feel t...
by sheryl
Sun May 31, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6447

Re: The Sword and the Cross

"The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it” (4:6-7)." Shabbat Shalom, Dear Friends! Desire has been swirli...
by sheryl
Sat May 30, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Threefold Flame in the Heart
Replies: 24
Views: 9745

The Mark of Initiation on the Brow

Consider the symbol traced with holy oil upon the forehead of an initiate during their initiation in the tradition, an equal-armed cross that’s encircled. The symbol used indicates something of the mystery you have spoken, and through the anointing with the Perfect Light and Holy Spirit it represen...
by sheryl
Wed May 27, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2967

Re: introduction

Shalom Frater PSC!

It is good to have you here in our online community.

Sheryl
by sheryl
Sun May 24, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: He Showed Them His Hands and His Side
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

He Showed Them His Hands and His Side

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the discipl...
by sheryl
Sun May 24, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Awareness of Da'at
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

Re: Awareness of Da'at

Shabbat Shalom Elder Sarah! I much appreciate and delight in this contemplation! Praise and gratitude to our Mother. There seems to be a powerful lesson in what the Perfect Tzaddik is teaching here--this being a rare glimpse within the Gospels at his humanness and how Habad, or Wisdom, Understanding...
by sheryl
Sat May 23, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 4072

Re: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations

Shabbat Eve Shalom, Tau Malachi and friends! I have much enjoyed the teachings that have flowed in this thread. Gratitude and praise to our Mother. Contemplations of these teachings have given rise to an awareness of a great love emanating within and through Rebekah, a Matriarch of Severity, and the...
by sheryl
Sat May 23, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!
Replies: 3
Views: 4415

Re: Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!

Shalom Shabbat Eve, Elder Gideon! Thank you for offering us this delightful contemplation! The teachings on Who and What are especially fun. Recently, a teaching was given offering a connection between resh, face, and presence. Tying this in with a contemplation on Who and What, it comes to mind tha...
by sheryl
Sat May 23, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6447

Re: The Sword and the Cross

Shabbat Eve Shalom, Sister Marion! Your question brought to mind a previous discussion on whirlwind in another thread . There, Tau Malachi shared: If we consider the story of Elijah, it too is a story of radical submission, surrender, very much so! How many of us are willing to ride a whirlwind, a t...
by sheryl
Sat May 23, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Welcome, Introductions & General Questions
Topic: Greetings from Cajun Country
Replies: 4
Views: 3289

Re: Greetings from Cajun Country

Shalom Kathleen, and welcome to our online community! It is good to see you here.

I am originally from Arkansas, and much enjoyed my childhood trips down into Cajun Country.

I pray that your time spent here is filled with abundant joy and blessing.

Sheryl
by sheryl
Sun May 17, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6447

Re: The Sword and the Cross

Shabbat Shalom, Dear Friends! I am delighted to find this discussion, for it intertwined with a contemplation that awoke me this morning. Praise and gratitude to She who weaves our thoughts! In the morning contemplation, mind was gifted with thoughts that suffering arises within the delusion of powe...
by sheryl
Sat May 16, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Arnon
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

Re: Arnon

Shalom Dear Sister! I was delighted to find your post this morning! Praise to Mother who gifts us with insights and contemplations! Just this week, Tau Malachi was teaching on Arnon, if I can recall properly. He shared that this Hebrew word is comprised of Aleph, Resh, Nun, Yod, Nun final. These let...
by sheryl
Thu May 14, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: 72 Names of God: Gevurot & Hasidim
Topic: The Ninth Names
Replies: 6
Views: 7189

Re: The Ninth Names

Shalom Dear Tau and Elder Gideon! Your teachings have brought on a swirl of contemplation, giving 'day' a brand new meaning. Praise to Yahweh Elohim for the gift of contemplation! Day is now seeming to designate much more than time, but also place, so that we each are a day - a day in the sea of 'My...
by sheryl
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8427

Re: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Co

Shabbat Shalom, Elder Gideon and Friends! I appreciate and am greatly enjoying this contemplation, Elder Gideon. Praise and thanksgiving to the Queen of Shabbat! A couple of additional verses come to mind to add to the beautiful swirl that is arising: Joshua 24: As for me and my house, we will serve...
by sheryl
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8427

Re: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Co

Shalom, Friends! Additional contemplations have been arising, praise to the source of all good thoughts! If I might also share these. If we read on in Matthew chapter 24, this is said: So when you see the desolating sacrilege standing in the holy place, as was spoken of by the prophet Daniel (let th...
by sheryl
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8427

Re: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Co

Shalom Tau Malachi, Sister Marion and friends! I am delighting this day in the contemplations regarding what you all have shared. Gratitude to Mother for gifting these thoughts! In considering the inseparability of the spiritual and the material, a couple of teachings come to mind. One, some well kn...
by sheryl
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8427

Re: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Co

Shalom Dear Tau, Brothers and Sisters! This teaching, Tau Malachi, has delighted my contemplations! As have the questions posed by Gideon and Anna. Above, you taught, saying: Likewise, if the Second Coming is a greater revelation and realization of Christ and the Lord God, the Almighty, then there i...
by sheryl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Qof and Tongs
Replies: 12
Views: 6315

Re: Qof and Tongs

Shalom Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon, I am delighted to discover your most recent posts. Purification of thought, speech, and action have been in heart and mind recently as my own need for purification has been recognized, and I give thanks to the Holy One for the sharings that have spurred even deep...
by sheryl
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Pardon
Replies: 4
Views: 2966

Re: Pardon

Shalom Mark! I appreciate what you have shared. I have recently been contemplating how the doer takes ownership of its thoughts, words and actions. While reading your post, it comes to mind that receiving forgiveness can be likened to transferring ownership of these to the Divine. May we transfer ow...
by sheryl
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Song of the Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 5200

Re: Song of the Sea

Shabbat Shalom, Elder Gideon! Ashirah, I will sing . What a beautiful contemplation, connecting Asherah with the intention of singing, invoking the good, rejoicing! It comes to mind that the songs that are mentioned each follow a miracle that not only brought good into the world in that moment, but ...
by sheryl
Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8427

Re: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Co

Shabbat Shalom Sister Martina and Sister Marion! I am adoring this contemplation, and much appreciate what you have both shared. The thoughts that initially arose for me pointed to Genesis and the seven days of creation. There is much mystery in Genesis, of which I haven't yet even scratched the sur...
by sheryl
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: Am I El?
Replies: 7
Views: 7589

Re: Am I El?

Shalom Elder Gideon! I am awed by this revelation regarding the meaning of Archangel Haniel's Name. Thank you for speaking it to us. It comes to mind that this Sefirah - Netzach - is about creating, about the Human One's co-laboring with God to create in our worlds. It has expanded my thoughts on ar...
by sheryl
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: The Order of St. Haniel: The Way of the Sacred Artist
Topic: Narratives within a Narrative
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Re: Narratives within a Narrative

Shalom Dear Brothers! I am delighting in this discussion! Praise to the Giver of thoughts being expressed by each of you! I had never before thought of myself as an artist, but after reading these insightful sharings, especially Phillip's insights on myth and life, 'art' is taking on a new meaning, ...
by sheryl
Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalms 57 and 108: Awake, my soul!
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Re: Psalms 57 and 108: Awake, my soul!

Shabbat Shalom Dear Tau and Sister! These contemplations bring delight this day, praise God! I like what you have shared, Sister Anna, about dividing up Shechem as the Beginning of Cycles. Shechem has before been seen as the place of tribulation, of darkness, that must be passed through on our journ...
by sheryl
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: Song of the Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 5200

Re: Song of the Sea

Shabbat Shalom, Elder Gideon! Thank you for bringing this topic to the forum. I have been touched since reading this excerpt from Zohar with thoughts of this song - the Song of This, the song of Shekinah, of Matronita. And am reminded of the times in each of our lives, when we have sung this song - ...
by sheryl
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kalli Imma and Transformation
Replies: 30
Views: 12514

Re: Kalli Imma and Transformation

Shabbat Shalom Dear Tau and friends! Tau, you taught above, saying: In this state we look, but we do not see, we listen, but we do not hear. We cannot. In order to see and hear the I-thought must pass into cessation, self-grasping, attachment and aversion must cease. There needs to be self-transcend...
by sheryl
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 30: Salvation of Divinities
Replies: 13
Views: 6823

Re: Saying 30: Salvation of Divinities

Shabbat Shalom, dear friends! I have delighted in all of the insights being shared! Praise to Imma Gadol who gifts us with such abundance! I appreciate what you have said, Brother Bevan, about divinity and humanity, and much like that you mentioned manifest versus unmanifest or transcendent. A teach...
by sheryl
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Qof and Tongs
Replies: 12
Views: 6315

Re: Qof and Tongs

Shabbat Shalom, dear Elders and friends! Praise to the Queen of Shabbat for these delightful insights! Your sharing on tongs being used to forge either light or darkness and tongs, Elder Sarah, in conjunction with speaking, as introduced by Elder Gideon, have spurred thoughts of a recent teaching he...
by sheryl
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Qof and Tongs
Replies: 12
Views: 6315

Re: Qof and Tongs

Shabbat Shalom, Elder Sarah! Praise be She whom illuminates! Thank you for adding your beautiful insights! They have led to a wonderful contemplation. Because holy, kodesh, begins with Qof, it comes to mind that when something is called holy, it is being said that it was 'made holy' or sanctified, s...
by sheryl
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Kalli Imma and Transformation
Replies: 30
Views: 12514

Re: Kalli Imma and Transformation

Shabbat Shalom Dear Brothers and Sisters! Thank you, Glow, for gifting us with a a beautiful image of your meditation. The overlapping of two circles, vesica piscis, brings to mind the imagery of a womb. And thank you, dear Tau, for continued teachings on Kali Imma. May the blessings of Friday's sac...
by sheryl
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 30: Salvation of Divinities
Replies: 13
Views: 6823

Re: Saying 30: Salvation of Divinities

Shabbat Shalom Dear Tau, Dear Elder and Friends! There are many delightful contemplations being brought forth from this saying! Praise to the Queen of Shabbat for offering us such delights, through which delight is brought into the world! I am grateful for something you said above, Tau Malachi, whic...

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