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For God so loved the world...

#1 Postby sheryl » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:41 pm

Shalom Brothers and Sisters!

Contemplations of Mother have been arising lately, and a wonderful dance arose today in considering John 3, a teaching given by Tau Malachi in Living Gnosis, and one recently given in the thread on the Book of Malachi (here).

In Living Gnosis, while teaching on The Mystical Journey, Tau states:

The deeper one is able to go within, the more the presence of awareness widens and deepens to include all movements of consciousness in what can only be described as a luminous and spacious field of awareness. Even the dualities of life's experiences are united into an integral whole in this presence of awareness...

And in the thread on the Book of Malachi, in speaking of hearts of children and parents being turned towards one another, Tau teaches:
...and often in family, when it might seem hearts are turned towards one another, in the unenlightened condition it’s an extension of self-cherishing, for to love family more than others is a conditional and restricted love. This is why Adonai Yeshua addresses family in a very different way, calling us out of the self-cherishing mode of family, or the bestial mode, to the vision of enlightened family - family that does not serve itself, but serves humanity and God.


In John 3, the Perfect Master teaches For God so loved the world that he gave his only Begotten Son, but it is curious that in the Greek there is no gender, the "he" has been added by translators. And so it comes to mind that it is Elohim, Divine Mother, who so loved the world. Recently, it has been taught that Elohim/Mother can be equated with creation, and Yah/Father with enlightenment. Thus, Elohim so loved the world that She gave it enlightenment.

This Love of Mother has arisen often in thought recently, and in considering Tau's above teachings it comes to mind that "Mother" is not a noun but a verb. And in Mother's Love there isn't object and subject. Our grasping at name and form keep us bound to a limited love that has object and subject, but if we are blessed with a widening of the presence of awareness, it comes to mind that Mother then might move in us and through us, and this movement of Mother is Mother's Love, bringing enlightenment into the world.

When they had finished breakfast,
Yeshua said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of John, do you Love me more than these?”
He said to him, “Yes, Adonai; you know that I love you.”
He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”


May Mother's Love move in all and through all, feeding the world with Light.

With gratitude for those who feed the lambs,

Sheryl

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Re: For God so loved the world...

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:12 am

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

While the Name of Elohim is often used corresponding with Imma, Mother, it also reflects the Greek of this verse, which is not gender specific, for Elohim is a feminine noun with a masculine plural, indicating both female and male. In this regard this particular Holy Name matches this verse very well, speaking of God the Mother, God the Father, One God - the Holy One of Being.

Now concerning Elohim corresponding with creation, and Yah, Yahweh, with salvation or enlightenment, the seven Sefirot of Construction emanate from Binah, Elohim, the manifestation of the influx or force of Hokmah, Yah, and Binah, Imma, Elohim, conceives, gestates and gives birth to the great matrix of creation; creation is in Elohim and Elohim is in creation, Elohim indicating the immanent aspect of the Holy One, the One become Many, yet ever remaining One.

At the heart of the seven Sefirot of Construction is Tiferet, which according to the Zohar corresponds with Yahweh, and as we know, Tiferet is the Sefirah of the Messiah, corresponding with Yeshua, or “Yahweh delivers.” This is Ben, the Son, that Elohim gives to the world, loving the world through the Spiritual Sun - the dawn of enlightenment.

Look and see! Yah conceives in Elohim, the influxes of Hokmah being made manifest through Binah, and when the Six and Malkut emanate, Yah becomes manifest as Yahweh, Yeshua. The true manifestation, or realization and embodiment of Yahweh, Yeshua, however, transpires through a process of creative evolution, an evolution and awakening of souls so that their source and foundation can be recognized and realized, and that Divine and Supernal Being embodied; hence, the realization of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

Listen and hear! According to the gospel, “Elohim so loved the world!” Given that this world is ruled by the ignorance, darkness, and there is great and terrible evil in it, and all manner of admixture, why does Elohim love the world? As we know, there are sparks of the Light of the Infinite, sparks of holiness bound up in all things within creation, and it is this, the holy sparks, that Elohim loves, nourishes and nurtures towards their fruition; hence, the enlightenment and liberation of all - universal salvation.

Understand, these sparks correspond with the Yod in the Great Name of Yahweh, and when these divine sparks are actualized and realized, and reintegrated with the Light Continuum, Yahweh, this is the realization of the Great Name, Tikkune of The Name; hence, Yahweh associated with redemption or enlightenment.

This is Tiferet, Beauty of the Holy One, beauty of creation, and the perfect tzaddik who embodies this Supernal Beauty and Holiness is the Messiah, the Sun of Elohim who embodies the fullness of Ruach Elohim and the Supernal Light. Thus, Adonai Yeshua preaches that with the coming of the Messiah Holy Light has come into the world, and teaches that the judgment is simple, there are those who seek to enter the Holy Light, or who seek enlightenment, and those who do not; the Holy Light does not judge, but rather it is a matter of free will and the choices living spirits and souls make, and whether or not they seek to return to the Holy One, or to embody Messianic Consciousness. In truth, all can turn to the Holy Light and enter the Holy Light whenever they wish, such is the immeasurable mercy and love of the Holy One, and the impulse for this enlightenment is imbued into all creatures, all living spirits and souls, therefore eventually all are destined to this enlightenment and liberation.

In closing we may say, the Six and Malkut correspond with the active labor and movement of Ruach Elohim towards the fulfillment of this divine destiny; hence, the Vau and He final, Yah becoming manifest as Yahweh.

Yahweh Shalom!
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Re: For God so loved the world...

#3 Postby sheryl » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:38 pm

Shabbat Shalom!

Thank you dear Tau. These words have sparked a greater understanding.

It has often been taught that we engage the spiritual practices of the lineage to invoke and awaken awareness of our true nature, our True Being. In considering the practice of Union with the Red Maiden, for example, we first visualize our body magically appearing as though composed of clear crystalline light, like an empty shell hollow inside, yet brightly shining; and at the heart center envision the letter Alef, as though formed of brilliant diamond-like light, sparklingly with rainbow hues. This moves into a visualization of the Alef magically transforming into a rose of white brilliance of forty-nine petals, with a ruby red letter Shin standing in the middle of the holy rose.

Our body as an empty shell feels like the fruition of our purification, our complete teshuvah or self offering. Forty-nine petals, the forty-nine gates of understanding or expansions of the heart. Perhaps the Shin standing in the middle is the Fiftieth Gate? [Who knew that in our spiritual practicing we are invoking our own teshuvah!] This feels to be a visualization that expresses what you shared above:

Look and see! Yah conceives in Elohim, the influxes of Hokmah being made manifest through Binah, and when the Six and Malkut emanate, Yah becomes manifest as Yahweh, Yeshua.


Something that was recently read in Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ, in the chapter on Binah, which speaks of the sacred unity of Keter-Hokmah-Binah in Atzilut comes to mind:

The infinite radiation of Arik Anpin enters into the great void of his-her boundless receptivity. In the mirror-like nature, the great face of God is reflected and Atik Yomin (the Ancient of Days) knows him-herself. Thus God receives Godself back into Godself, as it were, and it is this self-knowledge from which creation is born.

And later in the same chapter, you teach:

As the love affair of God and the Shekinah, the Song Solomon indicates bliss or delight as the foundation of creation--for creation comes into being and is sustained through the love-play of God and the Shekinah.

Can we say that this Self Knowledge of Godself, this love-play, is also the fruition of creation? Yah becoming Yahweh is this love-play manifesting in creation? Manifesting through our conscious awareness, so we are co-creators of this love-play? [My thoughts are not able to separate love-play coming into being from souls coming into being.]

God so loved the world is now much grander, much richer, than first imagined. Perhaps we can express this succinctly. Simply, God Loves.

May all awaken to the Knowledge of this Love from which each of us arises!

With much gratitude for these teachings,

Sheryl

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Re: For God so loved the world...

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:35 pm

Grace and peace to you from Messiah Yeshua!

The love-play between Yahweh and the Holy Shekinah is, in fact, the evolution and enlightenment of souls, for it is in this that Malkut, Shekinah, is able to give in return something more than she received, having conceived, gestated and given birth to individuated and awakened souls able to know and love the Holy One, and able to draw near and enter into conscious union with the Holy One.

Look and see! A primary manifestation of the Holy Shekinah is as the Matrix of Creation and Nature, and with the evolution of life on earth, and the emergence of human beings, in effect the Holy Shekinah is awakening and becoming conscious of herself, conscious of her innate unity with the Infinite One (Ain Sof). In this is the true love-play between the Supreme and the Holy Shekinah.

The generation of self-knowledge in a soul is at one and the same time the acquisition of the knowledge of God, for souls emanate from the Light of the Infinite, and are inseparable from the Infinite, and therefore, a soul having knowledge of itself has knowledge of the Infinite and Eternal; in this, truly, God within us knows God beyond us, and the realization of God in us is the self-knowledge of the Holy Shekinah, the Indweller, and something of the Holy One is realized and embodied in this way.

May all living spirits and souls awaken and return to the Holy One, may the Holy Shekinah be gathered in from her long exile! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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