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Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Jun 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

When a man and woman embrace, and with God’s help there the conception of a new life, that life and light is held within the womb of the mother for nine months in gestation until the child develops and is ready for birth, viable for life outside of the mother’s womb. During that time she is the sanctuary of that life and light, nourishing and sustaining it, and from her very body, her very substance, the body of the child is built up, formed and made, until it is a complete image and likeness of a human being, and all the while heaven sustains the soul that has been set into that new body during its formation, and there is a deep and intimate communion between the soul of the mother and soul of the child. Then, when it is time, when God wills it, the mother gives birth, and with a human child for many years she labors with the father to raise that child to full maturity, until in turn that child is able to conceive and bear children with God’s help.

As is known there can be mishaps during pregnancy, there could be an abortion, a willful termination of life, God forbid, or there could be a miscarriage, an event of ill-fate, or a child could be born that is deformed or disabled, heaven forfend; but if all goes well and there are no mishaps a child is born who is the image and likeness of the Human One, who is the image and likeness of heaven and God, whether male or female.

According to the Holy Kabbalah Zer Anpin (Little Face), the Six, corresponds with the ‘Male’ and Nukva (Female), Malkut, is his ‘Female’ counterpart. As is known, when Zer Anpin and Nukva ‘embrace’ and are ‘properly united’ the influxes of the Supernals and the Six flow into her through Zer Anpin - specifically through Yesod, and so she ‘conceives’ new light and life, all forms of spiritual and material bounty to be manifest in the worlds and universes of creation, formation and making (Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah). Thus there is this ‘embrace,’ ‘union,’ of the Male and Female, and there is ‘conception,’ and in a similar way as between a man and a woman, there is a period of ‘gestation’ that follows before the Holy Shekinah gives birth, manifesting those influxes, those blessing of new light and life in the worlds and universes of creation, formation and making. This is the ‘pregnancy’ of the Holy Shekinah, and in a similar way to a woman who becomes pregnant she holds all these influxes within herself until the ‘forms’ of those blessings are complete and the conditions are present in the worlds of creation for them to be imparted and made manifest.

Nukva, of course, corresponds with the ten Sefirot within Malkut, the interiors of Malkut, and the process of gestation and birthing corresponds with actions of these spiritual powers within her; the upper nine Sefirot conceive in her through influxes into their corresponding manifestations within her, and those very powers within her then take action creating, forming and making those influxes into blessings or bounty, spiritual and material; hence, creating the forms those influxes will assume and how they will be made manifest. There is this Divine Action of gestation within Malkut of Atzilut, which then plays out within Malkut of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, and in this way influxes of the Supernals flow into the great matrix of creation, nourishing and sustaining the countless realms and worlds. The pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah, though, is twofold, for there is this secret mystery of the gestation that transpires within her, within Atzilut, but at the same time, and inseparable from this, is the creation, evolution, of the conditions necessary in the worlds of creation, or this world, for the imparting and reception of those blessings, for only when there is a co-creation below of the conditions necessary for those blessings to be manifest can the Divine Action of ‘birthing’ and manifesting take place.

As is known, Malkut is called ‘Community of Israel’ - ‘Anointed Community,’ and as such Anointed Community, and each of the faithful and chosen ones that compose it, is inseparable from Malkut, Shekinah; as she becomes pregnant, so Anointed Community becomes pregnant, and as there is the process of gestation in her, so there is the process of gestation in Anointed Community, in those souls receiving influxes of the Holy Sefirot, influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit. Indeed, in a manner of speaking, when we receive initiation the Holy Shekinah becomes pregnant with us, and we become pregnant with her - the presence and power of Messiah; and then there must be a process of gestation until there is giving birth, until our initiation, our spiritual realization, matures and is brought to fruition, or self-generation. This is not only true of our initial experience of initiation, or light transmission, but it is true of the reception of any grade of light transmission, or any blessing or spiritual empowerment we might receive. The initial reception corresponds with a ‘conception,’ and then there must be a process of ‘gestation’ until there is actualization and realization, and embodiment - ‘birth’. Thus, this very process of conception, gestation and giving birth in the Holy Shekinah also occurs in us, for she is in us and we are in her - the Living Presence of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim).

As has been said, through Yesod Zer Anpin unites with Nukva and she conceives, and as is known Yesod is called Holy Tzaddik, and so the love-play of the Groom and Bride transpires through Tzaddik and Anointed Community in this world, the play of light transmission, the imparting of blessings and empowerments; receiving there is conception, we become ‘pregnant,’ and then we must nurture and nourish the new light and life in us, the new grade of soul in us, the new spiritual realization in us, until what we have received comes ‘full term’ and our initiation or empowerment is brought to fruition and maturation, and there is integration, embodiment, self-generation. This comes through prayer and meditation, and sacred ceremony, laboring to be able to bring about the very same Gnostic experience on our own, with the help of God; laboring to be able to generate the same Light-presence and Light-power, the same ascension and expansion of consciousness, through our own force of will and desire joined with the Spirit of God, the Holy Shekinah - the Living Presence.

Thus, receiving an initiation or empowerment and becoming ‘pregnant’ with the Holy Light and Spirit, we must co-labor with the Holy Shekinah to give ‘birth’ through prayer, meditation, sacred ceremony and good works, seeking to live according to the truth and light revealed to us, and so realizing and embodying that truth and light, ‘giving birth’ to that truth and light in this world, in us and as us. This is true with every initiation or spiritual empowerment we receive, every influx of the Holy Light and Spirit we receive; hence our ongoing labor for spiritual and supernal realization, or the full embodiment of the Spirit of God, the Holy Shekinah.

As has been pointed out, in pregnancy there can be mishaps so that the pregnancy does not go full term. There can be an abortion, a miscarriage or an impaired birth. Something similar can occur in the pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah when an individual or community receive influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit, or blessings and empowerments, but does not co-labor with the Shekinah, the Holy Spirit, to integrate them and bring them to fruition in an actual spiritual realization. As an example, if an aspirant were to receive initiation, light transmission, but then fall into great error, great negativity, and turn away from God, the True Light, then there is an ‘abortion,’ a willful cessation of the pregnancy, in effect terminating the new life and light in the Holy Shekinah and that soul. Likewise, if an aspirant were to receive initiation, or a spiritual empowerment, but then become distracted, or caught up in desires of the world or matters of the world, not tending to the integration and full realization of what was received through prayer and meditation, and through good works, then there may be a ‘miscarriage’ or an ‘impaired birth’ and the initiation, or spiritual empowerment, would not be brought to its fruition, and would be lost or manifest in a distorted form. All of the various mishaps during pregnancy correspond with mercy being changed into judgment, God forbid, and corresponds with influxes of the Holy Sefirot being given over to the Other Side, feeding klippot, husks of impurity and darkness, rather than generating the fullness of the Holy Shekinah. Thus, truly, there is a need for a co-labor with the Holy Shekinah to bring her pregnancy in herself and in us ‘full term,’ or to its fruition in self-generation.

As we know, in moments of initiation or empowerment there are influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit, and the fire of heaven is awakened and uplifted in us, and we may have various experiences of the Living Presence, or experience various gradations of higher, more expanded consciousness and intelligence, or we may have direct spiritual and mystical experience of realities of inner, metaphysical dimensions - the visionary dimension, and so on. At the outset these are facilitated by tzaddikim and maggidim, but when these things are revealed to us then it is up to us to pray and meditate, seeking to learn how uplift our consciousness, our energy and vibration, and enter into these experiences on our own, with God’s help; hence, ‘self-generation.’ Whenever tzaddikim share something of their da’at and ruach, or the knowledge and power of their spiritual realization with us, or engage in various gradations and modes of light transmission with us, their intention is for us to enter into the corresponding spiritual realization, and what they have shown us and shared with us opens the way and sets us into motion, empowering us to bring about that realization in ourselves and our lives. It is, indeed, like a moment of ‘conception,’ and then there must be ‘gestation,’ a co-labor with the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit, to actualize and realize, and embody, what we have received, or to bring about self-generation, ‘giving birth.’

There is, no doubt, much more that can be shared of the teachings on the ‘pregnancy of the Shekinah,’ but this seems enough to begin a contemplation and discussion of this spiritual mystery, so here I will pause to wait upon the Spirit of the Lord.

May the pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah giving birth to the Messiah in us go full term; may the fullness of the Holy Light of the Spiritual Sun shine from within us! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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Coming Full Term

#2 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:36 am

Shalom Tau Malachi:

As is known, Malkut is called ‘Community of Israel’ - ‘Anointed Community,’ and as such Anointed Community, and each of the faithful and chosen ones that compose it, is inseparable from Malkut, Shekinah; as she becomes pregnant, so Anointed Community becomes pregnant, and as there is the process of gestation in her, so there is the process of gestation in Anointed Community, in those souls receiving influxes of the Holy Sefirot, influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit. Indeed, in a manner of speaking, when we receive initiation the Holy Shekinah becomes pregnant with us, and we become pregnant with her - the presence and power of Messiah.

These teachings of the pregnancy of the Shekinah are marvelous. I praise Elohim for these teachings opening the way to our celebration of the Ascension and Pentecost.

Your organic, contextual metaphor of pregnancy here has opened my awareness to maturation of the community throughout the gospels. They recognize the Perfect Master immediately and follow him, yet there's such a process bringing forth what was conceived in them as they move in and out of phase with him. His primary focus, like a midwife, is upon the pregnancy of the Shekinah within the disciples. Our oral tradition even implies a nuance in his self-offering for his disciples, as he prayed for them his last night on earth: I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours (John 17:9). Except for John and the women, the disciples fled and hid that night, but were witness, heralded by the Magdalene, to his Resurrection. This is a point of maturation. His breathing upon them the Holy Spirit is another cycle of maturation. They're ability to see the Perfect Master ascend, like Elisha's seeing Elijah's ascent, is yet another grade of maturation. Some forty days after came the final "push" from within the community of disciples at Pentecost. Here is when our lineage regards their consecration as co-equal and co-Divine with the Perfect Master. Here is when the Holy Spirit fully birthed the community of the Light Transmission.

The role of the Holy Mother and Magdalene in all of this is vital. It will be my contemplation and prayer as we approach the Feast this week.

With Her help, may insights and illuminations guide what has been conceived within us all.

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The Conditions Present

#3 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:54 am

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi!

The pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah, though, is twofold, for there is this secret mystery of the gestation that transpires within her, within Atzilut, but at the same time, and inseparable from this, is the creation, evolution, of the conditions necessary in the worlds of creation, or this world, for the imparting and reception of those blessings, for only when there is a co-creation below of the conditions necessary for those blessings to be manifest can the Divine Action of ‘birthing’ and manifesting take place.

You speak often of how the conditions 'below' stir a movement of energy from 'above'. In fact, this is how you explain the mystery of Grace.

After applying and experimenting with this in so many kinds of circumstances large and small, sacred and mundane, I always marvel at the elegant simplicity of what the conditions bring to bare. This is foundational to all wonderworking arts you've modeled and demonstrated as well. If we tend the conditions internal and external, Grace will move. Here, these conditions are described by the Law; a genuine balance of the internal and external conditions generate an opening through which Grace can surpass and exceed such conditions.

Integrating our ceremonial work this past week in the Feast of Ascension and Pentecost, the larger word I'm hearing, which clearly flows out of the Shabbat discourses you've woven, weaves my own contemplations of the pregnancy of the Shekinah with your heart-essence teachings of moving in oneness. I'm hearing your guiding us in such a new way in oneness that this might purify and refine the conditions for greater insight and experience of oneness. In other words, the Shekinah births according to the conditions present. As conditions align, this widens the gauge through which She may birth from a greater depth.

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place
(Acts 2:1).

As we've explored nuances of the Ascension of the Our Lord and the Pentecostal Fire raying through Our Lady, I see in new detail how the Shekinah was able to birth the community anew so fully from the Upper Room. The disciples were 'all together,' of course, but this English is very flat compared with the rare Greek for 'being together': homothymadon: a rushing forward together: a symphonic force. Another word 'in one place' also sounds very obvious in English, but the deep relationship it holds with the Hebrew makom makes the 'one place' they're gathered 'together' all the more powerful and profound. Makom is where the Sefer Yetzirah counsels us to return when our heart has run. Makom is the dwelling of the Shekinah. Makom is where we meet the Eternal One.

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were of one word in one place. All praise to the Mother.

This contemplation of the Shekinah in her pregnancy and birthing now have such a new and practical ground for me: The conditions I keep, internal and external, are Her conditions for what may be birthed and manifest. A community is pregnant with the Shekinah with whom She is pregnant. As they live, move, and guard these conditions, each in their own, growing degree, such is Her great movements of blessing, empowerment, and Grace through them.

May two continually make peace in one house
and embody what is transcendent!

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Re: Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:39 pm

Grace and peace to you in the Holy One and Shekinah!

The Holy Shekinah is pregnant with us, and we are pregnant with her; she labors for the completion and realization of the image of God (Elohim) in us and we co-labor with her to generate this holy and supernal image. This image emanates from the Upper, Interior Shekinah, and it is created, formed and made in us through the Divine Actions of the Lower, Exterior Shekinah; as this image is generated and realized, so the Holy Shekinah indwells us, she pours herself into us and pervades us, she takes up our mind, heart and body, and our soul, and she makes manifest our true essence in them and through them, the Holy Light and Spirit of the Supernal One, the Infinite and Eternal.

Understand, the image of God is composed of all of the qualities, attributes of the Holy One - the Holy Sefirot, the influxes of which flow into Malkut, Shekinah, and so she ‘conceives.’ These qualities, attributes of the Holy One she weaves together and sets into their proper order below as they are above, and this weaving is her ‘gestation.’ The Holy One does this, the Holy Shekinah does this; this is her labor, but understand, the soul within us, our inner being, is inseparable from the Shekinah and Holy One, therefore her labor is our own, and we co-labor with the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit, for the completion and perfection of the image of God in us, and that holy and supernal image is as a holy vessel into which she pours herself out, into which she pours the fullness of the Holy Light and Spirit she receives from the Supernal Crown (Keter), radiance of the Supernals.

Here, perhaps you may recall the teachings in the Kabbalah of the emanation of the Holy Sefirot from one another through the process of ‘reaching and not-reaching until there is reaching.’ The initial reaching of a Sefirah is the emanation of the next Sefirah, the next Holy Vessel, but until the Sefirah emanated in turn emanates another and is able to pour out its light, its spiritual essence and influx into that Sefirah, the reaching of the previous Sefirah from which it emanated is incomplete, so there is not-reaching. When, however, the Sefirah emanating emanates another, reaching and not-reaching, the previous Sefirah reaches in full, it’s ‘reaching’ being complete as it pours something of its essence and light into the Sefirah it emanated. As we know, this occurs from Keter to Malkut following the divine order of emanation, but then, as the final Sefirah, there is no Holy Vessel for Malkut to reach and not-reach until there is reaching. All in a great and supreme mystery, though, the array of the Holy Sefirot and matrix of creation has been fashioned so that Malkut, the Holy Shekinah, can generates something new and offer something new in return to the Infinite One, and it is given that there is the emanation, creation, formation and making of a Holy Vessel for her - the Human One manifest in the image of God and likeness of heaven, and the generations of the Human One, within all of whom there is the manifestation of the image of God and likeness of heaven. Thus, when a human being appears in whom this holy and supernal image is realized - tzaddik, and when a community becomes manifest laboring for the realization of this holy and supernal image, so, in effect, Malkut, Shekinah emanates a Holy Vessel - Dwelling Place (Makom), and as tzaddik and community engage in the transmission of the Holy Light and Spirit - the Anointing, so the reaching of Malkut, Shekinah is complete, and she has something new to offer to the Eternal One, the fulfillment of the intention, desire, of the Eternal One to be revealed and embodied, known and embraced in love - conscious union.

Understand, reaching and not-reaching, this corresponds with ‘conception’ and ‘gestation,’ and the completion of reaching corresponds with ‘birthing.’

Just as the Holy Shekinah is reaching to us, so are we reaching to the Holy Shekinah; those with understanding know that our reaching is her reaching - all reaching is the manifestation of the Spirit of the Lord, the power of God, and this corresponds with the secret mystery of Divine Grace, Supernal Grace. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Our reaching is her reaching, for as the Holy Sefirot, the ‘Holy Vessels,’ emanate from one another, so our very soul, our inner being, our life and light emanates from them, and specifically emanates from the Holy Shekinah, interior and exterior, upper and lower. Thus, just as our flesh is the substance of our father’s and mother’s flesh, so our soul, our being, is the ‘substance’ of the Holy One and Shekinah, the Holy One and The Name. In reality there is only the Holy One, there is no other, separation is an illusion, oneness is real, innate unity with the Eternal One is the truth within and behind all that appears and all that transpires - everything that appears and transpires is the ‘dance of the Holy Shekinah,’ the Living Presence of the Holy One.

These were a few thoughts I was inclined to share this afternoon.

I pray the Holy One grants insight into the meaning of these words to all who desire it, and I pray they may receive understanding of how to return to being One! Amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
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Re: Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#5 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:59 pm

Shabbat Shalom, Tau Malachi:

All in a great and supreme mystery, though, the array of the Holy Sefirot and matrix of creation has been fashioned so that Malkut, the Holy Shekinah, can generates something new and offer something new in return to the Infinite One, and it is given that there is the emanation, creation, formation and making of a Holy Vessel for her - the Human One manifest in the image of God and likeness of heaven, and the generations of the Human One, within all of whom there is the manifestation of the image of God and likeness of heaven.

I'm marveling at your joining reaching and not-reaching with the pregnancy of the Shekinah. It reorients how I hear this abstract process by way of something so near and literal in the wave-like motion of conception, gestation, and manifestation.

Something else that caught me is Just as the Holy Shekinah is reaching to us, so are we reaching to the Holy Shekinah; those with understanding know that our reaching is her reaching - all reaching is the manifestation of the Spirit of the Lord, the power of God, and this corresponds with the secret mystery of Divine Grace, Supernal Grace. These teachings of oneness apply to all circumstances. My regret in recently missing an opportunity for a deeper experience wasn't my own; the Shekinah regretted as well. My desire to repent and pay more attention is the Shekinah's same desire to repent and pay more attention. It's so mirror-like that I sometimes feel some vertigo with who's reflecting whom. Because of this missed time, the Shekinah and I will break through the 'next time'! Praise God!

As this discussion of the pregnancy is unfolding, that she births in a manner similar to the sefirot emanating from within themselves—reaching—I'm taken to a parallel conversation we had last spring on the image and likeness with which Elohim created. If I heard you correctly, you attributed image to our Supernal zelem, neshamah, and the world of unity-yihud ; likeness is another matter generated by ruach and nefesh from the world of separation-perud. It is the likeness that we're here to purify, refine, and align according to our image :

Here we may speak an open secret. ‘Image of Elohim’ implies the power of Elohim, and truly nothing exists apart from the power of Elohim, more so, it implies the spiritual essences of things, and implies the existence, reality, of things, creatures, as they are in God and the Light Continuum, the eternal realm; ‘likeness’ corresponds with things, creatures, in heaven and on earth as they are in themselves, and more so the extent to which they resemble, or realize and embody their supernal image (tzelem), the image of Elohim in them. In this you may understand that something of the image of God is within and behind all human beings, but likeness, resemblance, similitude, is something that we must generate, something we must actualize and realize, and embody. When likeness is generated, actualized and realized, then something of the image of God is embodied and made manifest in this world and in Heaven.

It appears then, that the Shekinah is pregnant with my image in all of the potential of the Supernal world within and behind all that appears, it's just that I have to generate a likeness resembling this image. To be finally reborn is to have regenerated and aligned my likeness with my image. This is utter transparency, what Sister Penelope noted in a new way today as being "born from above." It is the realization of the image in the likeness that is new on earth and under heaven. Given what we've said above, how the likeness is the karmic expression of ruach and nefesh, it is the likeness regenerated that is made new when it recognizes and realizes neshamah, one's image.

All of Yeshua's birthing imagery in his discussion with Nicodemus (John 3:6) has new power in light of the Shekinah being the one who births: Flesh gives birth to flesh, Spirit gives birth to Spirit. Likeness gives birth to likeness, Image gives birth to Image.

May we trust day by day,
Shabbat by Shabbat,
that from our likeness we shall embody our image.

Gratefully,

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Re: Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:09 am

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

What is new? Souls emanate from the Infinite One (Ain Sof), from the Light of the Infinite (Or Ain Sof), and as such there is an innate unity of souls and the Infinite One, souls and the Infinite Light. This process of souls emanating from the Infinite One, from the Light of the Infinite, transpires and becomes manifest through the Holy Sefirot, the attributes and actions of the Infinite and Eternal, the root of souls being formed of the essences and spiritual powers - light, of a configuration of the Sefirot. At the outset, in effect, there is unconscious union, souls unaware of their innate unity, oneness, with the Eternal One, and the roots of souls are divine potentials unrealized. What is new is the full individuation and awakening of souls so that returning to the Holy One they are able to realize their innate unity, oneness, with the Holy One - conscious union; and joined with this, integral to this, is the realization of their soul root, or their spiritual essence, formed of the essences and spiritual powers of the configuration of the Sefirot from which they emanate and are manifest, and with this realization, so the actualization and realization of something of the infinite potential of those Holy Sefirot.

What is new? The awakening of creation, the realization of oneness with the Infinite and Eternal, and the realization of something of the attributes, qualities, of the Eternal One (Yahweh); hence, the realization and embodiment of the likeness of heaven and image of God. This, of course, corresponds with the coming of the Messiah - realization of the Soul of the Messiah, the One Soul awakening (Adam Elyon, Adam Ha-Rishon).

Understand, every living soul is the emanation of the Infinite and Eternal, the Holy One, and therefore the Holy One is awakening with, in and through them, the Holy One is ‘returning’ to the Holy One with, in and through them, the Holy One is realizing the oneness of the Holy One with, in and through them - the Sacred Unity underlying the entirety of creation.

As the Eternal One is the ‘Unique One,’ so each and every emanation of the Eternal One, each and every soul, is unique and individual. Thus with each there is a unique and individual image of God and likeness of heaven - their supernal image (zelem).

The likeness of heaven, this corresponds with the spiritual powers of the Sefirot of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, neshamot and archangels, orders of angels and the celestial spheres and spirits of all things in creation. The image of God, this corresponds with the Holy Sefirot of Atzilut, the Names of God and Holy Partzufim, and corresponds with the Infinite Light - image of the Human One of Light in us. Understand, Sefirot, these are attributes, qualities of the Eternal One, and they are actions of the Eternal One. Thus the Sefirot within the four Olamot-Universes are the attributes, actions, in corresponding manifestations, the presence and power (Shekinah) of the Eternal One (Yahweh) manifest as the Names, souls and archangels, orders of angels, and the celestial spheres and spirits of all things in creation, in heaven and on earth.

Understand, all of this is within us, and in effect we are ‘pregnant’ with it, and this is the pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah; her gestation is our labor to recognize and realize oneness with the Eternal One, and likewise our labor to cultivate, actualize and realize the attributes and actions of the Holy One in us - the image of Elohim in us.

There are, of course, other depths and aspects of the divine action of pregnancy in the Holy Shekinah concerning the entirety of creation, but then this awakening of the Human One, or the One Soul, is inseparable from these various other actions of her pregnancy, for as those with understanding know, all creation is within the Human One, within the Soul of the Human One (Adam Elyon, Adam Ha-Rishon). In some way the awakening of humanity - the awakening of the generations of Adam (Human One), is the awakening and realization of all creation; hence, the coming of the Messiah for which all creation longs, yearns, with “eager expectation.”

If we understand this interplay of likeness and image and the cultivation of the attributes, qualities of God (Elohim) so we will understand four gradations of the actualization and realization of the attributes; hence, the the manifestation of knowledge and power like a celestial intelligence, knowledge and power like an angel, knowledge and power like an archangel, and knowledge and power like The Name (Ha-Shem) - likeness of a celestial being, likeness of an angel, likeness of an archangel and likeness of God, resembling the Holy One. Generation of the likeness of God,’ this is the realization of the image of God - image of Elohim.

Here we can share an open secret. When the Holy Shekinah, Malkut, is pregnant she is called Elohim, and specifically she is called Elohim when she gives birth; as is known, the holy and enlightened one born from her is then called ‘Adonai,’ as in ‘Adonai Yeshua.’

If you consider it, this corresponds with an evolution of becoming ‘more than human’ - being and becoming Messiah (Anointed One); and yet from the very beginning this is the true nature of the Human Being, image of Elohim with the presence of Yahweh within it, and the essence of Yahweh, Eheieh within the presence - the Supernal One.

In closing we can say the image of Elohim is within you, and you are The Name; the Holy One and the image, the Holy One and The Name, are One!

This is the truth of our soul, our being, as we are in the Light Continuum, whether we realize it or not; but until we recognize and realize, and embody this Truth and Light - oneness with the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), there is no reaching, and this is not our reality, but rather we remain in the ignorance, the illusion of separation, and that is our relative reality, God have mercy upon us!

Oneness is the simple truth of our inmost being, but this innate oneness must be fully realized and embodied; it is this that is the enlightenment and liberation of the soul, the Great Ascension, or ‘Great Exodus.’

The ultimate manifestation of the Holy Shekinah giving birth is souls arising in the Great Resurrection and Ascension - as with the “ascended masters.”

This is what the Holy Spirit would share today.

May many souls be set upon the Path of the Great Ascension this day, and may many be uplifted in the Great Ascension! Amen.


Yahweh Shalom!
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Re: Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:42 pm

Greetings and Blessings to you in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

There is something more to be said of the Holy Shekinah, Malkut, pregnant and giving birth being called ‘Elohim.’

As in known, Elohim corresponds with Judgment, and filled with the influxes of the Holy Sefirot, the Supernals and the Six, gestating and giving birth she is the Judgment, judgment for good, judgment for evil, judgement for peace; judgement for war; judgement for blessing, judgement for cursing; judgment for life, judgment for death; judgment for mercy, judgment for severity; and so on, judgment of all kinds, ‘right,’ ‘left,’ and ‘middle.’ Thus, she holds all issuances, all spiritual powers, all attributes and actions, and she determines their manifestations, all as the Supernal One wills, all as the conditions created allow - the state of individual human beings and the collective of humankind.

She ‘turns’ to the right and the left and the middle, mercy, severity and compassion, and she ‘gives birth,’ manifesting the spiritual powers, the attributes and actions in her, according to the conditions created in the world by humankind, according to their thoughts, words and actions, the state of their souls, and in this she is the ‘Judgment,’ though in truth the judgment is in the souls of human beings, in their hearts and minds and lives, for they determine the manifestation of the Judgment, whether in mercy or severity, or compassion. The intention of the Supernal One is mercy and compassion, and is for the enlightenment and liberation of souls, their return to be One; but when human beings turn to severity and the Other Side, when, in effect, they love the darkness and falsehood and not the light and truth, so the manifestation of the Holy Shekinah turns into severity - Strict Judgment, and becomes manifest as the spirit of the Other Side, God forbid!

As you might image, when the Shekinah becomes manifest as Strict Judgment and the rulership of the Other Side, this corresponds with ‘abortion,’ or ‘miscarriage,’ or ‘stillborn’ or an ‘impaired, deformed birth’; in effect, mercy is turned into judgment, blessings are turned into curses, all the manifestation of the state of souls, the energy of souls, cleaving to darkness and falsehood in place of light and truth, creating evil rather than creating good.

In this too we may see how the pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah is interwoven with us, inseparable from us; whether we are conscious of it or not, this great power of creation or destruction, for blessing or for cursing, for good or for evil, is within us, and corresponding to the conditions we create, so the Holy Shekinah gives birth, the spiritual powers in her becoming manifest.

This, too, needs to be in our contemplation, so I was inclined to add it here, all as the Spirit inspires.

May God help us learn to be kind and invoke mercy and compassion! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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Return to me, and I will return to you

#8 Postby Elder Gideon » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:59 pm

Shalom Tau Malachi:

If we understand this interplay of likeness and image and the cultivation of the attributes, qualities of God (Elohim) so we will understand four gradations of the actualization and realization of the attributes; hence, the the manifestation of knowledge and power like a celestial intelligence, knowledge and power like an angel, knowledge and power like an archangel, and knowledge and power like The Name (Ha-Shem) - likeness of a celestial being, likeness of an angel, likeness of an archangel and likeness of God, resembling the Holy One. Generation of the likeness of God,’ this is the realization of the image of God - image of Elohim.

I praise The One for this teaching as I've not yet heard it before. I've held a kind of line between image and likeness that you've just dissolved. Praise God! Speaking linearly for a moment, image—knowledge and power— being deep within reminds me of how the Holy One emanates each part of soul, manifesting as neshamah (Beriyah), ruach (Yetzirah), and nefesh (Asiyah). This is the inside 'moving out' so to speak. In the opposite linear example, those same parts of soul forming the likeness shed and reveal the nefesh, reveal the ruach, and the neshamah. This is the outside moving in. The image reaches and not reaches to finally reach the likeness. The likeness reaches and not reaches until finally reaching into the image.

This changes how I hear the prophet of your namesake saying:

Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts (Malachi 3:7).

Return to my image and I will return to your likeness, says the Lord of hosts.


Inseparable with the soul are the attributes, actions, in corresponding manifestations, the presence and power (Shekinah) of the Eternal One (Yahweh) manifest as the Names, souls and archangels, orders of angels, and the celestial spheres and spirits of all things in creation, in heaven and on earth. I'm understanding more of what you'd shared with me just tonight of these same attributes being vessels that shatter or mend, according to what souls choose. The Commandments and Beatitudes are now repositioned in my hearing as the mending of vessels by which likenesses are able to draw nearer their image. At the same time, this same intention in Commandments and Beatitudes is the image filling and pervading the likeness.

What more may be drawn out of this mystery of the tikkunim of the vessels as expressed by The One saying Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts?

Gratefully,

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Re: Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#9 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:24 am

Blessings to you in the Holy Light of the Messiah, the light of all prophets and apostles!

Understand, just as the Holy Sefirot are Holy Vessels that receive and give the everflow of the Infinite Light and Spirit, so also souls are holy vessels receiving and giving the everflow of the Holy Light and Spirit, souls and the Holy Sefirot being inseparable from one another, souls emanating from the essences and powers - light of the Sefirot, souls woven, as it were, of those spiritual essences and powers. As is known, there are five principle aspects of the soul and these correspond with the Sefirot in the five Olamot-Universes. As the various aspects of a soul are realized and reached, as the tikkune of the various aspects is accomplished, so in that soul there is a corresponding reaching of the Holy Shekinah, Malkut, and there is a tikkune of the Holy Sefirot of the corresponding level. Thus, for example, there is a reaching of the Shekinah of Asiyah and there is tikkune of the Holy Vessels of Asiyah with the realization and reaching of nefesh, and there is a reaching of the Shekinah of Yetzirah and there is tikkune of the Holy Vessels of Yetzirah with ruach, and so on with the realization and reaching of neshamah, hayyah and yechidah. In this you may understand that this tikkune of souls, this realization and reaching of souls, reaches all the way into the Sefirot of Atzilut and Adam Kadmon; corresponding with the ‘stirring below,’ the realization and reaching below - ‘returning to be One,’ so there is an outpouring of the everflow from inmost to outermost, the reaching of the Holy One and Shekinah pouring through the vessel of the soul, filled the soul with the Holy Light and Spirit without end.

We see this with the Perfect One, Messiah Yeshua, the knowledge and power that was in him, the Living Presence that was with him, corresponding with Shaddai - the power of the Almighty, and with this knowledge and power of God (Elohim) he enacted the ‘Judgment,’ impart the full spectrum of Light Transmission, blessings and empowerments, along with performing great wonders, prophecies, exorcisms, healings and even the resurrection of the dead. Thus, in him Shekinah, Malkut, reached fully, there was a full outpouring of everflow from Adam Kadmon and Atzilut, the Eternal One (Yahweh), in effect, being embodied in the Perfect Tzaddik; hence the Blessed Name, Yeshua, Yoshua, which is the Great Name with the addition of Shin, and which literally means, ‘Yahweh delivers,’ or ‘Yahweh redeems.’

The realization and reaching of the soul, and the tikkune of the soul, from one grade to another, this corresponds with the generation of likeness, and the realization and reaching of the image of God (Elohim). The cultivation of the attributes, qualities of God, the labor to generate likeness, resemblance, similitude, it is through this that souls are realized and reach from one grade to another, until they realize and reach their spiritual essence (yechidah), which corresponds with complete and perfect oneness with the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim).

The generation of likeness, and ultimately image, this is the creation, formation and making of a Holy Vessel through which the Shekinah, Malkut, is able to reach, not-reach and reach; and we may say that as we return to the Holy One, the One-Without-End, so the Holy Shekinah ‘returns’ to us, reaching, and when we are willing to complete self-nullification in the Holy One she completely indwells us, surrounds us, and takes our body, heart and mind as her own, uplifting our soul into complete union with the Supernal One (Eheieh).

Likeness, image, these are vessels, and as has been said there are various gradations of the generation of the vessel of likeness, the inmost corresponding with the realization of the image of God in us, which is our image in God.

In a similar way there is the creation, formation and making of vessels for the invocation and manifestation of blessings. To draw out blessings from the Holy Shekinah, Malkut, we must co-create the conditions, the environment, the movement, through which blessings invoked can be made manifest. There are literally countless blessings of spiritual and material bounty that are held in the Shekinah, Malkut, but until the conditions necessary for them to be manifest are present they cannot be manifest, or if the conditions are not fully present, but are partial or incomplete, the manifestation of the blessing may be impaired, distorted, and in some circumstances a blessing might be transformed into a curse, a situation of ill fortune, God forbid. The conditions co-created for the manifestation of blessings are like vessels into which the spiritual power of the blessings flows and through which blessings become manifest; and it is a co-creation, co-labor, for the Holy Shekinah and the angels labor with us for the creation of the conditions necessary for blessings to be received and manifest in this world.

As perhaps you might imagine there are many blessings the Holy One would intend for us that might never be received and manifest because we do not pray and invoke them, and create the conditions necessary to receive them. In this regard there is something to be said concerning the flow of the spiritual power form the upper, interior Sefirot into Malkut. In truth it is an ‘everflow,’ a constant, endless influx of the essences and spiritual powers of the Sefirot, and this presence and power of the Infinite One will be manifest one way or the other, whether in mercy or severity, or compassion, whether for good or for evil, life or death, and so on. The manifestation of this great presence and power will corresponds with the conditions created by human souls, individual and collective, for better or for worse, and this is the Judgment - Malkut as ‘Judgment’ (Din).

There is something similar true regarding the generation of likeness, for if a likeness to an angel is possible, so a likeness to an archonic angel or a demon, heaven forfend! This is a quality of ‘likeness,’ it can correspond with the Sefirot or with the klippot, the Other Side. The image of God, though, transcends this dualism - it is the image of the One, there is no ‘other.’

So there is the creation of pure vessels and impure vessels, and as we create ‘vessels’ in our mind, heart and life, and soul, we are wise to purify ourselves, cleanse ourselves, inside and out so that pure, clean vessels are created, those that are like heaven and God.

These were a few murmurings of the Holy Spirit in my heart this morning, and so they seemed good to share.

May God bless you and keep you this day! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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Re: Pregnancy of the Holy Shekinah

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:31 pm

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

Having spoken of the ‘pregnancy’ of Malkut, the Holy Shekinah, there is another secret mystery concerning Malkut, Shekinah, that we may share, expanding our contemplation.

As is known, the Name of Adon, Adonai, Adonai Ha-Eretz and Adonai Melekh are common for Malkut, especially the Name of Adonai, the ‘dwelling of the Name Yahweh.’ As is also known, sometimes Shekinah, Malkut, is called Elohim, corresponding with Gevurah when manifest in Judgment or Severity, or with Binah when manifest in fullness, as in ‘giving birth’ or full reaching. All in a great mystery, though, Shekinah, Malkut, can be called by any of the Names of the Holy One; hence, Shekinah, Malkut, becomes and manifests as any influx she receives, ‘appearing’ as that attribute and action in revelation. Thus, at times she is called Shaddai, or Yahweh Tzavaot, or Elohim Tzavaot, or El, or Yah, and so on, indicating a manifestation of that corresponding attribute and action of the Infinite One through her, with her and as her, and in this there is a ‘giving birth’ to the various attributes and actions of the Infinite and Eternal in creation and this world.

We see something of this in the Holy Gospel, for in their proclamation to the people of the coming of the Messiah Yohanan and Yeshua preached, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” In this preaching we understand that the Messiah is the ‘kingdom of heaven’ - Malkut; therefore at times in the Christian Kabbalah Shekinah, Malkut, is call Messiah - Anointed One.

This seemed good to include in our contemplation, so I was inclined to share it with you.

May God bless you with understanding! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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