As we move towards the Feast of the Apocalypse, by God's abundant Mercy, we have been given many teachings on remembering our transcendence, or realizing Conscious Unification with God, which is also the embodiment of full God Consciousness. Transcendence is Embodiment.
These though are grand words for many of us, mysteries yet to be experienced and known, in the timing and Grace of the Holy One.
And yet, intermixed with these teachings are lessons that are applicable to each of us, right here and now, if I might repeat them here.
From Tau Malachi:
There is, of course, the remembrance of our transcendence in faith – the intuition of an experience that, as yet, we have not had, and this corresponds with the remembrance of our transcendence as a spiritual practice. Then, there is the remembrance of our transcendence in knowledge – direct spiritual and mystical experience of transcendence, and the realization of the I Am; this is the true Holy Remembrance – True Gnosis, or Supernal Habad.
Tau also tells us:
Primordial meditation, primordial contemplation, this is the key to the remembrance of our transcendence; hence, the Way of Melchizedek (or Way of Perfection) as taught in our lineage.
Our Tau has given us an essential teaching, an essential practice, especially for this time and place in our solar cycle - practicing enacted in faith of an experience not yet had. And recently Tau reminded that even if we are experiencing troubling times, difficult movements in body, mind and/or heart, simple practices such as primordial breathing, and giving and receiving, can be enacted in faith and will be sufficient.
Elder Gideon gives us another level of applicability, right here and now, in the thread on Adam Kadmon & the Olamot-Universes:
Our Messianic Kabbalah is wonderful, beyond words. Detail such as this allows for that much more to grow our experience. End-of-Days, for example, is a principle facing every incarnation, planet, star, galaxy, and cosmic cycle. Being attributed to the Mother, End-of-Days holds two oversimplified directions for the Bride: destruction or ascension. If change introduces me to what doesn't change, if grief initiates me into aliveness, if suffering teaches me about what doesn't suffer, the End-of-Days isn't, but is the World-That-Is-Coming. The shift between these is as small as the choice where one person chooses to direct their view. If by the appearances of everything, then so will follows one's experience in destruction; if by what's moving behind appearances of everything, then so follows another experience in ascension. The End-of-Days and the World-That-Is-Coming are simultaneous. Either outcome is decided from within the consciousness of every participant.
Indeed we are faced with choices continually - to identify with the appearances of everything or to identify with what is moving behind appearances. Destruction or ascension. Are we choosing what will be destroyed or are we choosing what will ascend?
Destruction or ascension.
We are blessed with another lesson by Tau, praise God!
The connection of the word for Anointed and Destroyer reveals deep mysteries, but they are mysteries, realities, that may trouble and agitate some individuals upon hearing them. Considering this, we may recall what Adonai Yeshua teaches in the second saying of the Gospel of St. Thomas, that “when we find we will become greatly trouble,” but that being troubled we will become “astonished” and “rule over the entirety” (All, Kol). We may also recall that in the same gospel he teaches us that he has “cast fire upon the world,” and likewise, that he has “not come to bring peace,” but “fire, sword and war.” Again and again, in this gospel, and others, there are hints of the Messiah as the Savior, and as the Destroyer, and in some way destruction is an integral part of salvation, just as destruction is an integral part of creation – creation and destruction, salvation and destruction, are interconnected and inseparable from one another, as it happiness and sadness, wellness and illness, light and darkness, living and dying, and all apparent opposites that can be named.
Anointing is destruction. Tikkune is embodiment. Can we also say that destruction is ascension? So that the question is as Elder Gideon has offered, what will we identify with, appearances of everything or what is behind appearances of everything?
May all beings see God in all things, may all draw out the good in all things, and may all beings remember their transcendence.