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Queen of Heaven

#1 Postby Elder Sarah » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:32 am

Shalom!

In our recent exploration of the Legends of the Bride, specifically at the very end of Cycle 1 it is spoken,

“The Angel then said to her, “Yes, Blessed Mother, what you say is true, but until it is time, the Light and Fire cannot be mingled and the Queen of Heaven ought not be brought into a house of darkness, sorrow and suffering”

This is spoken in context of the Holy Mother going on her way to meet with the Mother of the Bride. While on her way an Archangel, with a sword stops her and speaks this to her.

What is standing out in this statement of the Archangel is the reference of “Queen of Heaven”. While meditating on this, another mention of a “Queen” arose, this one the Queen of Sheba, or Queen of the South, who shows up in 1 Kings 10, where this Queen visits King Solomon. In the tradition, this Queen of Sheba has been related to the Mother of Templars, Kali Imma. The mention of the Queen of Heaven in the context spoken in the legends has a feel of Kali Imma. This was hinted at last night in our exploration in the idea that Kali Imma is often depicted with a sword.

I was also hearing a connection of these two in what was spoken in our exploration regarding the word for heaven, Shamayim, and how it has in it Fire and Water, hinting at the heavens being made up of fire and water. Fire in particular stands out in the Heavens because of what we hear in Genesis, where it is spoken,

“In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.”

With “waters” the earth is hinted at because it is spoken “the earth was a formless void” and it is the earth, or waters over which Ruach Elohim hovers. In fact, it appears through out the whole creation story, that the “waters” are being continually separated. Though, what happens to the “fire” that is in the heavens in the beginning? Somehow, here, a connection with fire and heavens is made, hence a connection with Queen of Heaven and Queen of Sheba, for as we know, Sheba means South and South is the direction of Fire.

Is the connection of these two, the Queen of Heaven and the Queen of Sheba accurate? And, if the Mother wills it, Praise be She, may more be spoken of the mingling of Fire and Water that constitutes the Heavens.

Abiding in much thanksgiving for all that has been shared in this exploration of the Bride!

May the Blessings of the Queen of Heaven be received throughout the land and with the people!

Shalom,
Elder Sarah+

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#2 Postby Misty » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:07 am

Thank you for this post on the Queen of heaven I appreciate the paths you took with it. Though I feel myself stuck on mingling light and fire. Would fire be the wisdom/knowledge of what or who she is before it is time to know. Light being the indwelling spirit of true self realized creating bridal chamber in which the Queen of Heaven is to abide in?

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Fire and Light

#3 Postby Elder Sarah » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:39 pm

Shalom Misty!

I too find this mingling of fire and light quite curious! Tau Malachi wrote on this subject in the thread "Heaven: Peace between Opposites" in the Christian Kabbalah section. In the post he mentions a couple key principles regarding this contemplation,

Tau Malachi mentions,

"In our Gospel the Virgin Mother is the Queen of Heaven, corresponding with the Partzuf Imma, and the world of archangels and neshamot"

Also,

"As we know, the Virgin Mother personifies the essence of the Supernal Light, the Clear Light Nature, or Spacious Radiant Awareness".

In the segment of the Legends of St. Mary Magdalene being quoted, we are hearing the story of the Virgin Mother, the Queen of Heaven, going to meet the Mother of the Bride. The Mother of the Bride is said to have been quite worldly, while the mother of the Bridegroom, Mother Mary, is said to have been quite heavenly. Considering the “worldly” or “earthly” quality being represented by the Mother of the Bride and the Heavenly or “transcendental” quality of the Mother of the Bridegroom, we can begin to see how apparently opposite the two really are. In that opposition, perhaps we can see this “light” and “fire”, hence light, as the Mother of the Bridegroom and “fire” as the Mother of the Bride.

We see something of this mystery play out in the Bride and the Bridegroom themselves, remembering, these two are in the womb of these two mothers. It not being time for the meeting of light and fire speaks something of the mystery regarding it not being time for the Bride and Bridegroom to meet. There is a great mystery in how the Bride must first go through all that she goes through, descending into Babylon and experiencing such trial and tribulation, before she may meet her Beloved.

Considering the Mother, Imma, as this Clear Light Nature we can contemplate this “Clear Light” visiting the world, hence, the Mother of the Bride and what that might mean. To visit the “world” the “world” or physicality itself must be able to withstand that influx. A vessel of receptivity must be in place in order for that sort of awareness to arise. The entire mystery of the Bride and Bridegroom and their dance speaks of the grounding of this awareness in physicality and the ability of physicality to receive such an influx, hence Divine Incarnation. How Beautiful!

All in a Grand Mystery!

May All beings rejoice in the dance of Bride and Bridegroom! Fire and Light!

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#4 Postby Misty » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:49 am

Shalom!

Thank you for clarifying that for me.

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Bread and Wine

#5 Postby sheryl » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:57 pm

Thank you, Sister Misty for your query, and Elder Sarah, for this discussion of Light and Fire, especially the image of Light and Fire dancing together in the Bridegroom and the Bride, for it deepens the understanding of the blessing of the bread and wine in our Wedding Feast.

Blessed are you, Adonai, who brings forth bread from the earth, which nourishes and sustains the human one; blessed are you, Adonai.

Blessed are you, Adonai, who brings forth rain that fructifies the vine, which gladdens the heart of the human one; blessed are you, Adonai.


May all hearts be gladdened!


Sheryl


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