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by Marion
Fri May 15, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations
Replies: 9
Views: 4024

Re: Rebekah: Mother of Two Nations

Shalom! “The children struggled together within her; and she said, ‘If it is to be this way, why do I live?’” In contemplating this I am struck by how Rebekah’s struggle in this moment is all of our struggle. Because we are all pregnant with the Christ Spirit. Yet forces of the other side are also c...
by Marion
Fri May 15, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Yeshua-The one who was, is and is to come!
Replies: 3
Views: 4373

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

Shalom All! A contemplation arose this morning about the name Yeshua. Yeshua is comprised of the Great Name: Yod-Heh-Vau-Heh with Shin in the middle. One translation of the Great Name is: “one who was, is and will be.” I realized that the same can be said of the messiah. The messiah was before creat...
by Marion
Fri May 08, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Threefold Flame in the Heart
Replies: 24
Views: 9641

Re: The Threefold Flame in the Heart

Shalom! Thank you Tau Malachi for sharing this wonderful contemplation with us! In reading and contemplating these posts, what sparked is a contemplation of how we often speak of three layers of the heart and a secret center within. I've heard these layers spoken of as faith, hope and love. What I n...
by Marion
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:57 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8329

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

Shalom! As I consider these teachings, what is catching my attention is the inseparability of spiritual and material. There is a prayer that we often say: May you and your name be One on the face of the earth. I’ve heard that in the second coming that Yahweh and his Name will be one. I’m remembering...
by Marion
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8329

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

Shabbat Shalom! I too, am intrigued by this line that Tau wrote above: “We may say that it has to do with the knowledge of God as Mother as well as Father, but in truth the greater awareness of God that is dawning is far more subtle and sublime than that, though acceptance of God as Mother is integr...
by Marion
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Verse 122- Three Days between Resurrection and Second Coming
Replies: 19
Views: 8329

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

Shabbat Shalom Martina! There are three days from the crucifixion to the resurrection and three days from the resurrection to the Second Coming, which is a total of six days. Six equals the Hebrew letter vau and corresponds to the six sefirot of zer anpin-the little face. Three days--this reminds of...
by Marion
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Tzaddik: Blessing of All (Gen 24:1)
Replies: 5
Views: 3047

Re: Tzaddik: Blessing of All (Gen 24:1)

Shalom! Thank you for sharing this wonderful contemplation! I heard that Nukvah-the daughter corresponds with All things, and Kallah-the bride corresponds with all things realized. Therefore, I’m hearing that the Tzaddik serves to transform nukvah into Kallah. I wonder if this is part of the meaning...
by Marion
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6349

Re: The Sword and the Cross

Shalom! I have been struck by your linking the cross to our karma Elder Gideon. It reminded me of something Tau Malachi says in the name of Mother Sarah: One is dealt a hand of cards in life and it doesn’t matter what hand you’re dealt, it matters how you use them. I’m hearing the cross as an empowe...
by Marion
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Order of St. Michael: Wisdom of the Spiritual Warrior - Templar
Topic: The Sword and the Cross
Replies: 14
Views: 6349

The Sword and the Cross

Shalom! Lately I have been fascinated by a contemplation of the sword and the cross. Specifically, I am wondering if we can link the two symbols. So that when Yeshua says: “Take up your cross and follow me.” I am wondering if we can say: Take up your sword and follow me. This contemplation brought m...
by Marion
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Gospel of St. Thomas
Topic: Saying 30: Salvation of Divinities
Replies: 13
Views: 6715

Re: Saying 30: Salvation of Divinities

Shalom All! In contemplating this saying, what is really coming to mind is separation and unity. I am wondering is we may contemplate: “Where there are three deities, they are divine...” as when our nefesh is divided from our ruach and thus thinks it is separate from God. Another way I’ve been conte...
by Marion
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Of the Feast of the Baptist, 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3043

Re: Of the Feast of the Baptist, 2015

Shalom Brandon! I like the distinction you're exploring between gospel and life. In gospel, I'm also hearing miracle. Living one's life as gospel is being aware of the many miracles that are gifted to us by the Holy One every day. I'm also hearing a distinct choice in gospel. A life just happens, bu...
by Marion
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Feast of the Baptist
Replies: 2
Views: 2237

The Feast of the Baptist

The Tzaddik, a beacon of Light–The Maggid. Pots of fire in our bellies Just waiting to be ignited by that energetic Spark–of the Divine. Then, Lit. A flame in the darkness. Blazing fire cannot be quenched. Passion overtaking us. The Name is spoken just for a second Then Forever. Our words like whirl...
by Marion
Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: The Storm
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

The Storm

A Storm, moving across the desert. First wind. Then, darkness. flashes. as it moves upon; The Rain. Praise and Thanksgiving, Awe surrounds. As it passes, A Rainbow. The fields green and happy. Bird Song reaches heaven, then the WORD. severity is a vehicle for mercy.
by Marion
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mother Elohim Remembering and Visiting
Replies: 15
Views: 6933

Re: Mother Elohim Remembering and Visiting

Shalom all my sisters and brothers! Blessings and Peace to you in the name of Our Io Adonai! Da’at means Gnosis and it is by gnosis that greater realization is accomplished. As Malachi said: “...and must live their faith, ever seeking to increase their knowledge of God; only then can destiny play ou...
by Marion
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mother Elohim Remembering and Visiting
Replies: 15
Views: 6933

Re: Mother Elohim Remembering and Visiting

Greetings my Brothers and Sisters! In contemplating these posts, a question arose: what does it mean to be barren in a spiritual sense? Considering this, maybe it can point to when we have a desire for union with the One in our hearts but something is blocking that desire from manifesting. I’m think...
by Marion
Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Wheel-Work of Rolling Stones
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Re: Wheel-Work of Rolling Stones

Shalom Brothers and Sisters! I loved your contemplation Elder Gideon of threshing as the afterlife. I was thinking about how for many the afterlife experience can be scary. Because everything that was hidden under the veil of asiyah is now revealed. However, why would a tzaddik fear the threshing fl...
by Marion
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: Joy
Replies: 5
Views: 3898

Re: Joy

Thank You Yonah for sharing this wonderful teaching gifted by the Mother Spirit! I am intrigued by how you said "...I wasn't feeling particular well that morning, so my first thought was 'Really?', but Ma said again... "Joy"." So often in my experience, when I am not feeling well...
by Marion
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Lunar and Solar channels
Replies: 15
Views: 6575

Re: Lunar and Solar channels

Shalom All! Thank you for these beautiful contemplations! May the Mother Spirit guide us in all of her ways! Malachi said “All of this is hinted at in the passage of the Torah concerning the pillar of fire and cloud, for this occurs following the ten plagues in Egypt and just before the parting of t...
by Marion
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Wheel-Work of Rolling Stones
Replies: 8
Views: 3617

Re: Wheel-Work of Rolling Stones

Shalom All, What a wonderful and beautiful contemplation! Reading what has been shared here I get a sense that this verse from Isaiah has alot to do with right timing of things. As Elder Sarah pointed out with the verse on how crops are rightly planted and harvested. It also reminds me of the book o...
by Marion
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Feast of the Apocalypse
Replies: 21
Views: 9558

Re: The Feast of the Apocalypse

Thank you my brothers and sisters, for this contemplation! I wonder if scintillating consciousness–Malkut is connected to the burning bush? This is where the Most High tells Moses the most lofty of names: I am that I am, Eheieh. Perhaps this is speaking of the most lofty of mysteries: how Mallkut is...
by Marion
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Elisha and Elijah: Tzaddik and Disciple
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

Re: Elisha and Elijah–Tzaddik and Desciple

Greetings Sheryl, What stuck out most profoundly in your reply is: "As our teachings tell us, this is not the first nor last time the soul in Elisha labored with twelve! First, as Jacob, he labored with his twelves sons, then as you share with Elisha, he labored with the twelve oxen, and finall...
by Marion
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Elisha and Elijah: Tzaddik and Disciple
Replies: 6
Views: 3647

Elisha and Elijah: Tzaddik and Disciple

Greetings Brothers and Sisters! I am contemplating this story from 1 Kings: “19 So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him.20 Elisha then left hi...
by Marion
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Nature of Suffering
Replies: 14
Views: 7104

Re: The Nature of Suffering

Shalom All! I have been contemplating the inseparability of mercy and severity with first coming to lineage. I have heard many stories from companions. Each one tends to begin with: I was in a really hard time in life, or just coming out of a hard time. Then we meet the lineage in some way and it is...
by Marion
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Nature of Suffering
Replies: 14
Views: 7104

Re: The Nature of Suffering

Shalom Brothers and Sisters, I am struck by the contemplation of not accepting the way things are as suffering. I feel like this mentality bars us from doing the things that our soul really wants to do. I was considering the life of Yeshua. He was born poor to a laborer and a housewife. He went thro...
by Marion
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Gnosis and Gnosticism
Topic: The Nature of Suffering
Replies: 14
Views: 7104

The Nature of Suffering

Shalom Brothers and Sisters in the light of the One who was and is and is to come! Recently I was contemplating suffering. I was considering the advances in technology. For instance how we no longer use mules to plow our fields, we no longer have to draw water from the well. Does this necessarily en...
by Marion
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gathering In
Replies: 38
Views: 20780

Re: Gathering In

Shalom, Thank you everyone for all of the insights, it has been a treat hearing the many many layers of Gathering In. Since the beginning of the year some more layers have come up with regards to Gathering In. I am contemplating Gathering In as the Good Shepherd. Yeshua says: "Very truly I tell...
by Marion
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Zohar: The Book of Splendor
Topic: River of Light
Replies: 21
Views: 18198

Re: River of Light

Shalom! A few contemplation arose while studying this post. We have learned that these rivers that flow from the Garden of Eden are associated with the Son-Ben. These four rivers are attributed to Hesed, Gevurah, Tiferet and Yesod and the Depth of South, depth of north, depth of east and depth of we...
by Marion
Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Gathering In
Replies: 38
Views: 20780

Re: Gathering In

Shalom, In this word of this year "Gathering In" I am hearing very strongly the teaching in the Sefer Yetzirah: "If your heart runs, return it to the place." What this sounds like is no matter what arises, fully looking to God as the source of Truth. There is running a returning ...
by Marion
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: The Mother
Replies: 5
Views: 6062

The Mother

Shalom Brothers and Sisters! Mother set this contemplation in my heart a few weeks ago. May Imma Elohim Bless our coming out and out going in, Amen. It struck me in a teaching that we often hear about viewing all being as if they were our children that, I have heard many mothers say how their child ...
by Marion
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: The Secret Gospel of Mary
Topic: Saying 27- The Great Transformation
Replies: 14
Views: 11110

Re: Saying 27- The Great Transformation

Thank you All, for these wonderful contemplations. In a contemplation of this saying, I was wondering if this young lady could be seen as Nukva. She says "When will the world be transformed?" Implying that the world is imperfect as it is. This reminds of what Malachi spoke in the last post...
by Marion
Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 16-Seeing the Good
Replies: 12
Views: 11361

Psalm 16-Seeing the Good

Shalom All, I have been contemplating Psalm 16, since it has been brought up a couple of time recently. 1 "Protect me, Oh El, for in you I take refuge. 2 I say to Yahweh, 'you are my Adonai;' I have no good apart from you." This is the beginning of the Psalm. In the first line, I am remind...
by Marion
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Work of Liberation
Replies: 8
Views: 6416

Re: The Work of Liberation

Greetings and Shalom! There is a contemplation that arose today which is very parallel to this thread. While walking in the woods, I was contemplating how oftentimes there is a desire to escape the world. Often I will think, if only I could live the life of a hermit, then all would be well, or heari...
by Marion
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 68
Replies: 2
Views: 4466

Psalm 68

This Psalm begins: "Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered." Does this speak of the extreme mercy that comes when we invoke the light? all shades and shadows are driven away. I remember Malachi saying once that this mentality that we need to somehow "fight" darkness is sil...
by Marion
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: I am Black and Beautiful
Replies: 5
Views: 6695

I am Black and Beautiful

Shalom, I have been contemplating the verse from the Song of Solomon 1:5 “I am black and beautiful” I was contemplating black here as weathered. In ancient times, if someone was dark, you knew they worked outside and were of a lower social status. Here, I am hearing black as having lived life. If on...
by Marion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Holiness of Eating & Drinking
Replies: 5
Views: 7283

Re: The Holiness of Eating & Drinking

Shalom Tau Malachi, I was contemplating a paragraph from the first post on this subject: In Christ, ours is a Union of Grace, and we do not need to retreat or withdraw from life in order to become realized or enlightened, but rather, we can embrace life fully and completely, and worship God in spiri...
by Marion
Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Holiness of Eating & Drinking
Replies: 5
Views: 7283

Re: The Holiness of Eating & Drinking

Shalom! I used to think that we needed to strive to be as little in the world as possible. I always had this underlying mentality that if only I didn’t need to eat or drink, work etc…then somehow God would be closer. It has been very healing to contemplate this post and realize that actually the poi...
by Marion
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Spiritual Power of Charity
Replies: 7
Views: 6759

Re: The Spiritual Power of Charity

Shalom! In contemplating these posts, several questions arose: Tau said: “…giving our portion, or giving our good to others” Is this implying that in “our portion” is the charity that it is given for us to do? Does this say that in order to become ourselves fully, we need to fully give of ourselves?...
by Marion
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Charisma, Glory, and the Power from on High
Replies: 15
Views: 11919

Re: Charisma, Glory, and the Power from on High

Shalom! In contemplating your insights Phillip, what came to mind was the teaching that whatever happens, all we do is practice. Whether I am having a bad day or a good day does not matter. A bad day doesn't mean I'm bad and likewise, a good day doesn't mean I'm good! as Yeshua said: "why do yo...
by Marion
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24077

Re: Psalm 19

Shalom All! I am completely fascinated by this contemplation of Kol-Voice and it’s translation to “measuring line” Qua. The contemplation arose of the manifesting power of words. The Human One is called the speaking one. We know that the Human Ones ability for speech sets us apart from the animals. ...
by Marion
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mary Magdalene-Tower of the Flock
Replies: 6
Views: 7476

Re: Mary Magdalene-Tower of the Flock

Shalom! I was contemplating what was said: "This unification of Zer Anpin and Nukva, or Supernal Adam and Havvah, transpires and is made complete with the appearance of the Risen Messiah and the Magdalene's embrace of him in the resurrection; through their union in the resurrection the full Sup...
by Marion
Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: The Veil of Qeshet
Replies: 4
Views: 7015

Re: The Veil of Qeshet

Shalom! As I have been contemplating this post, a couple of questions arose. It was said that the veils have their existence just like every other reality display. In this, I am hearing a new meaning to the phrase "Dweller on the threshold." Could this mean that this one is dwelling within...
by Marion
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: The Gnostic Path: Spiritual Life & Practice
Topic: Da'at of the Tzaddik
Replies: 2
Views: 3758

Re: Da'at of the Tzaddik

Shalom! I was contemplating how tzaddikim know how to bring new teachings from Atzilut to Asiyah. Can we say that this action is an act of creation? I am remembering how we say that we are meant to be co-creators with God. Is this one of the meanings of this saying? Is this why it was said that if a...
by Marion
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine
Topic: Mary Magdalene-Tower of the Flock
Replies: 6
Views: 7476

Mary Magdalene-Tower of the Flock

Shalom Brothers and Sisters, I have been contemplating the meaning of the name Magdalene, which means Tower of the Flock. I have heard it said once that this could actually be a title rather than a name. We hear in the oral tradition of St. Mary Magdalene, there is a line that says that she came fro...
by Marion
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: Christian Kabbalah
Topic: Message to the Church of Ephesus
Replies: 26
Views: 16672

Re: Message to the Church of Ephesus

Shalom, What a beautiful contemplation that is here, Praise Ma! As I was contemplating these posts what came to mind was the beginning of Corinthians I:13 "If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic p...
by Marion
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24077

Re: Psalm 19

Shalom! I have been very intrigued by what is said of this tent: "...such a tent in the heavens is anchored here in on earth." and also, "The tent departed may most certainly be contemplated as our body from which the Bridegroom runs to return." and, "The Word became flesh a...
by Marion
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah
Replies: 30
Views: 16170

Re: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah

Shalom All! I have been very intrigued lately by this contemplation of yesidot and the merkavah. When Tau spoke of Yesodot, foundations, he's addressing the elements of consciousness, from 'Earth' to 'Air', Spirit-Space proper corresponding to the Fifth Element and inseparable with Tzaddik. This con...
by Marion
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Wisdom of the Psalms
Topic: Psalm 19
Replies: 33
Views: 24077

Re: Psalm 19

Shalom! I was curious about what Elder Gideon said: "...these Depths or Infinities of east, west, south, north, above, and below are their qualities." This was connected very beautifully to Kat's insight that this course that is completed is the course that Zer Anpin must take to unite upp...
by Marion
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Noah and the Triple Power of Aleph
Replies: 9
Views: 8065

Re: Noah and the Triple Power of Aleph

Messiah Shalom! Thank you for the contemplations and the corrections! Recently, I was taken up further in the contemplation in Genisis 9: "20 Noah, a farmer, was the first to plant a vineyard. 21 He drank so much of the wine that he got drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. 22 Ham, the father of...
by Marion
Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Mysteries of the Bible & Gnostic Scriptures
Topic: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah
Replies: 30
Views: 16170

Re: Shin'an: Angels of Messiah's Merkavah

Shalom! I have been very intrigued by this contemplation: "Listen and hear, and understand! Merkavah is a Holy Throne, and Merkavah is a Holy Chariot; this corresponds with the King (Melekh) in the palace and the King going out into the city, countryside and beyond. It may also imply the King a...
by Marion
Wed May 22, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Spiritual Experiences, Poetry, Prayers & Inspiration
Topic: Tzavaot Within Shaddai: A Vision in Dream
Replies: 13
Views: 10582

Re: Tzavaot Within Shaddai: A Vision in Dream

Shalom! There were a couple of questions that arose from the mysteries that were revealed in this Dream-Vision. Tzavaot means "hosts" in Hebrew, and Shaddai means "almighty" So can we read this name as: Hosts within The Almighty? This reminded me of a discussion we were having on...

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