Final emancipation from the Gilgulim

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Final emancipation from the Gilgulim

#1 Postby malochim » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:09 pm

Shalom,

While talking about the progression of soul in todays skype discourse Evie asked a question regarding the body of light and the progression beyond the gilgulim. What she asked was if the soul would ever incarnate again after being emancipated from the gilgulim.

Something that struck me was that it is quite possible that the soul could actually choose to incarnate again in order to experience the yearning/longing for consciouss unification with God once again as if for the first time. Since creation has been going on since for ever it would seem that this is quite probable since here we are in an incarnate state. Another solution to that proposition is that there is infinite potential so there will always be aspects of God that can be expressed and experienced.

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Compassion

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:39 pm

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

Yes, indeed, there are enlightened and liberated souls who return to the gilgulim, and physical incarnation; it is love and compassion, and the heart-wish for the salvation of all living spirits and souls, that is their motivation. They experience the love of God for all beings, and they have compassion for all beings, and therefore they desire to engage in an outreach to help facilitate the enlightenment and liberation of as many spirits and souls as possible in the great cosmic cycle. Thus, in love and compassion they return to the gilgulim and incarnate again.

There are also those who abide in repose, cessation, who extend spiritual assistance through inner dimensions in ways we cannot conceive or speak in mental consciousness; hence, those who do not return to the gilgulim, or at least not in this great cosmic cycle.

Always, what stirs and motivates the holy and enlightened ones, or the “immortals,” is love and compassion, and the desire to fulfill Ratzon Elyon, the Will of the Most High.

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Great cosmic cycle

#3 Postby malochim » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Shalom,

Is it possible to go a bit deeper into the concept of great cosmic cycles? What happens after a great cosmic cycle? Maybe that is too far into the future to be of any concern :)
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Great Cosmic Cycles

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:21 pm

Greetings!

The great cosmic cycle is the entire duration of a universe, along with its metaphysical dimensions; at the conclusion of a great cosmic cycle, the universes passes into destruction, along with all that was not able to enter into the Great Ascension. What remains, however, following the destruction, then becomes the "substance," energy, for the generation of another universe, another great cosmic cycle. If we understand the Black-Hole/Big Bang principle I spoke of in "Gnosis of the Cosmic Christ," this is not as linear as it sounds, for we know it is ongoing now in our own universe, in this cosmic cycle, other universes, in other dimensions, being generated from this one. In the inner gradations of Supernal Consciousness there is an awareness of countless great cosmic cycles, or universes of creation, and from the perspective of primordial dimension, they are all arising and existing simultaneously.

God, and God's creation, is truly Ain Sof, Infinite!

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Endless Potential of the Divine and Salvation of All

#5 Postby Martina » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:03 am

Greetings in the Light of the Messiah!

While mentoring Evie on "Living Gnosis" she brought up a questions that seems to connect well to this thread. On the one hand it is said that the potential of the Divine to generate new cosmic cycles, new universes, is infinite and that according to the Kabbalah a beginning to creation can not be found. The same is true for the end: no end can be seen. On the other hand it is is said that in the end all sparks will be gathered into the Holy One, that all will ascent and be saved.

I think this speaks about two different teachings. One is the infinity of God and the other the salvation of all. Nevertheless there seems to be a slight contradiction in these two teaching. When will this end come when all are saved? I would be grateful to learn how to resolve this.

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Non-Dual Vision of Creation

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:10 am

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

First, is must be said that very often we are speaking about, and contemplating, great spiritual mysteries, and the nature of the mysteries is that while we might acquire insight, knowledge and understanding, still the mystery will remain a mystery, for we are contemplating mysteries of the Infinite and Eternal, and there cannot be a thorough understanding of them in finite mental consciousness. This is why they are called “mysteries.”

As we approach great spiritual mysteries, as much as inquire into the teachings concerning them in the tradition, so also we must go within, and pray and meditate, and inquire of the Holy Spirit, allowing our soul to be elevated and allowing our consciousness to expand, accessing the greater intelligence that is in us; but as we do this we must let go of attachment and aversion, be willing to unknowing, and wait upon the Spirit, and so receive whatever can be revealed to us, understanding that something of a mystery will remain.

When we speak of all gathered into the Holy One, in mental consciousness we think of an end, we think in limited, finite terms; but the Holy One is Ain Sof, the Infinite, and the generation of creation from the Holy One is without end, and creation is infinite, and therefore the gathering of all into the Holy One has no end.

There is, in truth, no beginning and no end to the arising of souls and the gathering in of souls, there is no beginning of creation or end of creation; but then, there is no end to the Great Ascension, or the awakening of Adam Kadmon.

In the midst of this arising though, while souls emanate from the Light Continuum, the eternal realm, it is also true that they never depart from the Light Continuum; if we gaze into the eternal realm, the interior dimensions of the supernal universe and the primordial universe, all souls are in the Holy One of Being, all are “gathered in.” We may say, on one hand, Adam Kadmon is asleep and dreaming, and awakening, but, on the other hand, Adam Kadmon has never slept, never dreamt, but has always been awake. In the experience of the awakening of the soul in Supernal or Messianic Consciousness there is the awareness of these “two truths” without any contradiction.

There is no comprehending this in mental consciousness, and there is no explaining this in full, but through prayer and meditation we can experience states of pure radiant awareness, and in a non-dual consciousness we can experience the truth of timeless-eternity and time-eternity, or the eternal realm and space-time, without contradiction – we can “see” all gathered in, and we can “see” an endless gathering in. Interestingly enough, these “two truths” are interdependent, and are one and the same truth.

The truth is, just in terms of a single great cosmic cycle we cannot conceive in ordinary mental consciousness of the vast duration of time, and vast expanse of space, in countless dimensions, and the countless world-systems that arise, and the countless sentient beings that arise in them. It is far to great for our ordinary mental consciousness to conceive!

We gaze into great mysteries, and we celebrate the mysteries, and take great joy in contemplating them, ultimately though, we must strive for full enlightenment, the dawn of the Perfect Thunder Intelligence, and then we will know, we will have our answer, if you will, and so our soul will be liberated from the gilgulim.

In that in the enlightenment experience we become aware of an endless arising and gathering in of spirits and souls, and we are aware of the plight of souls in bondage to the gilgulim, and the immeasurable sorrow and suffering of souls in potentially endless rounds of rebirth, naturally, in love and compassion, we will desire the salvation of all, the enlightenment and liberation of all, and this compassion will inspire a labor and outreach for the salvation of others, God’s will for all beings becoming our own will and desire.

Here there is something to be shared concerning the Gospel of the Second Coming, and our Christian Kabbalah. What we know and understand in the Second Coming is very different that the First Coming and the primitive church. In a manner of speaking, old time religion is based upon the belief of a “flat earth,” and much that has been taught in it is flat, linear, and tends to ideas of Christ and Salvation that are fixed or static, and founded upon a view from a finite perspective, rather the infinity and eternity of the Light Continuum experienced in Supernal Consciousness. The same can also be true of many earlier schools of Jewish Kabbalah, as for example, teachings of the Zohar and Lurianic Kabbalah in the generation of souls, their aspects, and the process of the realization of the soul; the teachings are very linear, and reflect an understanding from the perspective of mental consciousness, not the Supramental. The Gospel of the Second Coming, and our Christian Kabbalah, however, are not founded upon the view of a flat earth, but rather a very different vision and view of reality, creation, the world and the universe, and the play of space-time, one that is non-linear and non-dual, and far more dynamic. As an example, through Divine Grace we understand the possibility of a Thunderbolt Illumination of souls, or swift enlightenment, and likewise, in our experience, enlightenment or realization in Christ is not a fixed or static state, or an end, but rather, is fluid and flowing, very dynamic, and rather than an end, it is a new beginning, a new horizon in the evolution of living spirits and souls.

It is like with our experience of living in the Second Coming, on one hand the Second Coming is a present reality, and the greater outpouring of the Christ-Spirit is a present reality, but, on the other hand, we understand it as a movement in progression, and in an ongoing revelation, and so we know that there will be a greater and greater outpouring of the Christ-Spirit, the Supernal Light, and a greater revelation of Christ, and the Mother and Bride. It is not a fixed or static event, but very dynamic, progressive, evolutionary, or revolutionary; it is something very different than the vision and view held by the primitive church, or what is taught in most mainstream churches today. Our gospel, and our Kabbalah, does not consign things to a fundamental simplicity, or to a “black and white” view, or to an “either/or” linear mentality, but rather we understand the truth of and/both, non-dual and non-linear, and we see a rainbow spectrum, and are willing to entertain the complexity of the spiritual mysteries and Reality as It Is.

Understanding this, we are willing to the unknowing, and to an ongoing revelation of the Christ-Spirit in our lives, and we know that abiding in the Christ-Spirit in this way, the mysteries will continue to be revealed to us by the Spirit of God, this Fiery Intelligence.

If and when there is an apparent contradiction, instead of either/or, let us look to see and/both, and seek in the Spirit a greater paradigm, or greater vision, that resolves the contradiction. This is an essential key for greater knowledge and understanding of the Gospel of the Second Coming, and our Christian Kabbalah.

May all receive the blessing of the Queen of Shabbat this day, and may all receive the peace of the Risen Messiah. Amen.

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Yachid

#7 Postby BrandonLw » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:49 pm

Shabbat Shalom, peace and grace abundant!

While reading Sefer Yetzirah, I encountered a teaching and I wonder if it might relate to this discussion. I too have wondered at the process of how two seemingly different or contradicting teachings can open the way for expanded consciousness that will house both. In Sefer Yetzirah, it is written that “God is singular (Yachid).” It specifically states that this is different than saying “God is one (Echad).” This is given to make clear that God exists before number, and Cause and Effect. By singular, it is said that Yachid implies "the absence of any plurality whatever." These teachings are given in a different context than this discussion, but might this relate to the process of unifying teachings and rising beyond mental being?

As we speak of an evolution from primitive linear understanding, I see a similar movement away from the mental idea of “one way” and a gradual shift toward embracing “a way absent of plurality": unification with the connotation of movement. Perhaps this difference is subtle, but I wonder if it has something to do with the teachings in our time. I do not mean to equate our different ways and means on the path with God in essence necessarily, but draw out something of the movement toward unification I see in this teaching. Might this relate to the process we witness in encountering contradictions in teaching?

A prayer for the opening of the heart and Big Mind. Shalom.

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Yichud

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:41 pm

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

I’m unclear as to what you are seeing dear brother, but a thought does come to mind as I read and contemplate your post.

Yichud, “singular,” implying a unity devoid of plurality, is pointing at a reality of the Holy One that is incomprehensible to our mental consciousness; hence, Yichud indicates a Sacred Unity that is knowable and unspeakable. This, of course, is the term that is used for Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, the primordial and supernal universes, which are inseparable from one another.

The roots of all mysteries, and the essences of all things, are in Yichud, and as such, all mysteries, and the essences of all things, are infinite depths.

We can say this, though: the deeper we penetrate the mysteries, and the essences of things, the more we discover and realize a singularity, or simple essence, underlying all – the Truth of Yichud (Ain).

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Yichud

#9 Postby BrandonLw » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:38 am

Shabbot Shalom,

Praise Adonai for the ongoing process of realization! Thank you for your response regarding Yichud. This aligns well with the contemplation I posted. It is difficult to put into words, but I was trying to pursue the mystery of how unity arises as many mysteries and teachings (some of which appear conflicting), and how the process of contemplating those abundant teachings and mysteries leads to unification. I believe the statement, ”the deeper we penetrate the mysteries, and the essences of things, the more we discover and realize a singularity, or simple essence, underlying all” sums up well and nicely simplifies that pursuit.

May we continue in a way of unification, easing tension and bringing peace!

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Amet: God's Truth

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:41 am

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

I do not know that I find many teachings within our Christian Kabbalah that contradict one another, if their intended context and meaning is understood, but generally the appearance of contradictions arise from a misunderstanding of a teaching, or misunderstanding of its intended context and meaning, or the mysteries it conveys. Most often this happens because we are approaching a teaching from a limited view, and limited direct experience of the spiritual mystery being discussed, and so it is very conceptual for us, rather than experiential, which makes it hard to hear the more subtle and sublime implications. This, of course, is only natural and becomes resolved as our spiritual and mystical experience grows, and we progress in the Gospel and Kabbalah.

It also true, though, that we are speaking of deep spiritual and supernal experiences that go well beyond our ordinary mental consciousness, but we must speak in terms and images the mental consciousness can grasp, and as such we are using limited terminology to hint at, and convey, something of great spiritual truths and mysteries, divine and supernal.

In this play of sharing teachings there are also makifin and p’nimi, encircling knowledge and internalized knowledge, or our greater knowledge in peak, expanded states of consciousness and intelligence that we cannot speak, and the knowledge that we are able to communicate here in this world, at this time.

As an example, in the experience of pure radiant awareness in Supernal Consciousness we know and understand the Holy Gospel as in the Mind of Christ, but then there is our gospel, which is to say what we know and understand of the Gospel that we can embody and communicate in this life. As we progress in the Gospel, necessarily our gospel grows and evolves, and is progressed, for our knowledge, understanding and wisdom grows and increases. At times a new understanding may arise that is very different from a previous one, and this may pose an apparent contradiction, but the two, in fact, simply represent different levels of knowledge and understanding of the mystery in question. In community, while we all have experience of the Holy Gospel, so we each will have our own gospel, our own knowledge and understanding of the Gospel, and there will be some differences from one gospel to the next, though all are founded in the same Holy Gospel, and there is no contradiction in the Gospel.

Here, everything thought and spoken in mental consciousness is partial truth, the whole Gospel of Truth cannot be spoken, but only indicated and hinted at; the greater communication of the Gospel, and Kabbalah, is on an energetic and experiential level, the Light Transmission that invokes the Gnostic experience of Christ and the Gospel, our Kabbalah.

We must always remember that the purpose of the teachings and practices of the Holy Kabbalah are not so much to tell us the truth or the mysteries, as much as to facilitate direct revelation of the truth or mysteries in our own experience; hence to facilitate direct spiritual and mystical experience of the truth and mysteries of creation and God.

Yichud is a great example of this, for there is no describing the experience of Yichud in Supernal Consciousness, but we can indicate it and hint at it, and through energetic transmissions, empowerments, we may help to facilitate some direct experience or intuition of it, and perhaps communicate something of Yichud in this way, through power of the Holy Spirit.

If and when we experience something of Yichud, of course, it is important that we do not confuse our experience of Yichud with God’s experience of Yichud, and so it is with all of the mysteries, there is always an infinitely greater experience of the mysteries that is possible, regardless of how deep we may venture into them in our experience.

Here we may say, however, that underlying all spiritual mysteries is God’s Truth (Amet), and God’s omnipotence, omnipresence and omniscience, and God’s Truth is One, or rather singular (Yichud). The Divine, or Enlightenment, is the unification of all true teachings and authentic wisdom traditions, and it is the realization of the Divine, or Enlightenment, that is their aim and purpose; hence, the experience of the Great Truth, the Great Mystery (God, Ain Sof – the Infinite).

The singularity of God’s Truth is indicated by the correspondence of Amet to Keter of Atzilut, and as we know the Zohar teaches us that Hokmah is Reshit, the point beyond which there is nothing that can be known; hence, the ultimate Truth of God cannot be known, save to Godself.

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