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Seeking Wonders

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:04 pm

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

There is a very curious play between Adonai Yeshua and those who come to him seeking wonders – he held incredible wonderworking power, magical power, and he performed great wonders for many people who came to him, and yet, to many who asked to see a wonder he refused to show any, saying to them, “No wonder shall be given to you.”

We know that the Master often worked great wonders, and yet at times he seemed to conceal the wonderworking power that was in him – there is a great lesson in this for us all.

From one situation to another, Adonai Yeshua is the same, filled with Ruach Ha-Kodesh (the Holy Spirit), the Shekinah of the Messiah resting upon him, but those who come to him are different – some have faith and a heart-connection with him, and so they have positive energy and the desire to receive, and they experience wonders with him; on the other hand, some come without faith or any real spiritual connection, and in doubt and judgment their energy is negative and they have no real desire to receive, so they experience no wonders with him.

The lesson is this: The experience of God’s presence and power in our lives, the experience of wonders, is dependent upon the power of our faith, our spiritual connection, and our own energy; the Holy Spirit is the energy God gives to us, an energy we connect with when we have faith and an open heart, and when we come to God with positive energy, hope and love – rejoicing.

If and when we encounter a holy tzaddik or wonderworker it is not simply the power of the Holy Spirit in them that will work a wonder, but it is our capacity to connect with the Holy Spirit, the Light-power in ourselves, that brings about a wonder – coming together in faith, hope and love, communing together in the presence and power of God, together we form something of a circuit through which the Divine Presence and Power flows, and so wonders transpire. Essentially, it is not the sole responsibility of a tzaddik or wonderworker to create the conditions in which wonders take place, but we must also take responsibility for the co-creation of the conditions necessary for the movement of the Holy Spirit; if and when the necessary conditions are co-created, the Holy Spirit will always move among us and accomplish what needs to be done.

It is always interesting when we are asking to see wonders from a place of doubt or vital demand – a place of insecurity, or when we are asking to see wonders, but carrying the wrong tone and energy; basically, in such a state wonders are impossible, even with such a great and holy master as Adonai Yeshua, who could not perform wonders with everyone who came to him.

Essentially, in such circumstances, spiritual self-worth is lacking, and so also spiritual humility – our active and dynamic surrender to the Shekinah of the Supreme.

If the wonderworking power is in another – the power of the Holy Spirit, then it is also in us, and we must be aware of this; we must realize that we need to be a co-creator of the wonders we seek to see manifest, and actively labor to co-create the conditions necessary for wonders to occur. In this process, we must be willing to surrender ourselves to the flow of what’s happening, and the movements of the Holy Spirit – willing to move with the dance of the Holy Shekinah, aware that whatever may happen, it is an expression of our own energy, the energy God gives to us in that moment.

Now seeing and experiencing wonders is not everything – magic power, in and of itself, isn’t proof of Divine Illumination; wonderworking power or magic power is merely a side-effect or byproduct of the process of our coming into being or our self-realization in Christ – the greater powers, as St. Paul well teaches, are faith, hope and love, and most especially love, the generation of the Sacred Heart.

When love and compassion are present – an open heart, and we rejoice in the Shekinah of the Holy One for its own sake, this is when the greatest wonders transpire, when the greatest influxes of spiritual knowledge and power occur, a movement of the Holy Spirit that is natural and spontaneous, uncontrived.

In the play of wonderworking and Light Transmission we must understand that the Holy Spirit is never conjured, wonders and the Light Transmission are never a forced or contrived affair, but rather the Holy Spirit is invited and made welcomed, our energy coming into resonances with God’s energy, God’s Spirit.

These are some thoughts that I would share with those who might be seeking wonders or miracles in their lives – there is certainly nothing wrong with wishing to experience the play of wonderworking, or the active presence and power of God, but if we are seeking to experience a wonder, magic, we must know and understand that we will be a co-creator of that wonder, and that our own energy will be involved in whatever transpires.

The experience of wonders is all a question of the state of our own energy, our own mind, heart and life…

May we rejoice in the Shekinah of the Supreme with holy awe and wonder; amen.


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A story

#2 Postby Martina » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:34 am

Greetings!

"The lesson is this: The experience of God’s presence and power in our lives, the experience of wonders, is dependent upon the power of our faith, our spiritual connection, and our own energy; the Holy Spirit is the energy God gives to us, an energy we connect with when we have faith and an open heart, and when we come to God with positive energy, hope and love – rejoicing."

"The experience of wonders is all a question of the state of our own energy, our own mind, heart and life…"

Thank you, Tau Malachi, for this wonderful post on seeking and experiencing wonders.

It brings to mind a story that happed during our recent holiday to a mountainous region. Until then I had no staff for my spiritual work. On the first day my daughter and I went on a walk of power up a small hill. Before starting we had prayed for a time for an empowerment in some form from the Divine Mother. So we went on our way having no walking sticks as yet.

We had not gone far when a blast of air went through the tree right in front of us. In the next moment we found that one smaller branch had fallen down right in front of our feet. We both laughed simultaneously, thinking the same thing and feeling a special energy. When we picked the branch up, we found that it had exactly my height and was very well suited for walking and as a staff for spiritual work. After that my daughter found her walking stick too and both of them made the rest of the way much easier. Somehow I could feel a great energy in my walking stick which even comes back to me now from time to time.

I think this incident only had so much meaning to us, because we had a strong spiritual connection in that moment. I'm sure passersby saw in it no more than in any old branch coming down from a tree.


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The Wonders of Life

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:23 am

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

In your story of a wonder I believe that you bring up a very important point Sister Martina - we must cultivate eyes that can behold wonders, eyes of holy awe and wonder, and if we are seeking wonders, then we must let go of our preconceptions, preconditions and expectations of "wonders" and of "reality," seeing with the eyes of a little child.

Indeed, Yeshua teaches us that unless we are as little children we will not enter into the kingdom of heaven - children look and see everything as for the first time, and their view is a magical one, a view of great possibility, awe and wonder.

Wonders abound, simple wonders and great wonders, and some of the greatest wonders are woven in a seamless way into the reality of our experience - it is entirely possible that a wonder could transpire but that we do not recognize it, all on account of our state of heart and mind, and our preconceptions and such.

If we want to experience wonders then we must become empty of ourselves so that we may be Spirit-filled.

There is a story about a teacher and a group of students on spiritual retreat in the desert during the Dog Days of the summer - in the morning, just at dawn, their students witness the Supernal Shekinah descend upon them and saw their body radiant with light in broad daylight. Later, having seen this, two of their students asked to see a wonder performed. It was a very hot day - 118 degrees, and as they were walking, returning from a sacred circle prepared for a ceremony that night, they were passing the bones of a dead horse, and one student suggested that a great wonder would be raising the horse from the dead; the other, however, said, "No, that's not the wonder I would like to see - a true wonder would be for it to rain today." The teacher turned to them and said, "There is nothing that can be done with these bones, there is no returning this horse to life. It is long dead. True wonders are in the play of what's happening." Gazing into the eyes of the young aspirant who asked for the wonder of rain the teacher said, "But what you have asked for, that rain might come, it will come to pass before this day ends as you have spoken it."

Now, there were no clouds in the sky and it was a hot blistering day; but, as it turned out, not long after, before the evening came, clouds formed and it rained for some time - the Holy One answered the prayers of the tzaddik and the wonder transpired. Naturally, a person could say, "What a coincidence - a lucky guess!" But another might say, "Look! A wonder from God!"

Apart from such wonders, those more obvious, wonders are transpiring every day in our lives if we have eyes to see them - life itself is a great wonder, all arising from the depth of the great void, emptiness; if we wish to behold greater wonders it seems that we must be able to look and see the simple and natural wonders that happen in our experience. It is rather like our communion with the angels of our Heavenly Father, if we cannot commune with the angels of our Earthly Mother and know the Holy Spirit speaking with, in and through them, then most likely we will not know and experience communion with the angels of our Heavenly Father.

In faith, in hope, in love, we walk with eyes of holy awe and wonder, aware of the presence and power of God within and all around us - when this is the case, indeed, we will see and experience wonders, a very magical world and universe, all flow out of God, all abiding in God, and all flowing into God, all the wonderful emanation of the Holy One of Being.

The truth is, Reality as It Is is wonderful, magical - it is all the radiant display of mind, consciousness or soul; such is the open secret of how wonders, miracles or true magic transpires.

With eyes of holy awe and wonder may we gaze, seeing the kingdom of heaven spread out upon the earth; amen.

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Some more notes

#4 Postby Martina » Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:59 am

Greetings Tau Malachi,

just some more notes that came to mind:

"Wonders abound, simple wonders and great wonders, and some of the greatest wonders are woven in a seamless way into the reality of our experience - it is entirely possible that a wonder could transpire but that we do not recognize it, all on account of our state of heart and mind, and our preconceptions and such. If we want to experience wonders then we must become empty of ourselves so that we may be Spirit-filled."

People often don´t see wonders, because they remain in the delusion of lack and look in the wrong direction, which is really very sad to see, but happens all the time. As you say, only if we let go of our self-grasping and ego the perception changes.

True wonders are not just an end in itself but a blessing for many, like rain in a very dry and hot season. What greater blessing could there be! Truly remarkable!

"In faith, in hope, in love, we walk with eyes of holy awe and wonder, aware of the presence and power of God within and all around us - when this is the case, indeed, we will see and experience wonders, a very magical world and universe, all flow out of God, all abiding in God, and all flowing into God, all the wonderful emanation of the Holy One of Being."

When wonders happen, they can give us the power to become true peacemakers and healers. In a situation where there is a need to act, the power of such wonders can be present in us again, helping us to overcome doubts and reservations. The true empowerment is in actively embodying the energy of wonders, in compassion in our day-to-day life.

May we become true peacemakers and healers and work wonders in this way!

Shalom,
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God's Wonders

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:36 pm

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

There is something more that may be said concerning the experience of wonders – although a wonderworker might be a vehicle or conduit of the Divine Presence and Power, it is the Holy One that works wonders. If and when we are seeking a wonder, in truth, it is not the wonderworker that we are asking, but rather it is God, the Holy One, the True Light – if we are seeking to see and experience wonders, then we must pray and meditate, and ask God; the development of our own interior life, our own continuum of daily spiritual practice, is integral to the wonders we are seeking.

All too often aspirants seeking wonders who hear that a person might be a healer or wonderworker ask the wonderworker for a miracle or wonder, but they do not ask God, they do not tend their own continuum of the prayer and meditation. Perhaps, through grace, to restore their faith and hope, and to restore them to an active spiritual life, the Shekinah of the Supreme might work a wonder for them, perhaps; but more likely, no wonder will be given to them, for they have not cultivated their relationship with the Divine, and so the conditions necessary for the Holy Spirit to move are not present with them.

If and when we wish to see and experience wonders, we must learn to go within and open to the Divine Light from above, and ask the Holy One for the wonder we are seeking, asking in the fullness of faith, placing our hope and trust in the Spirit of Yahweh and Messiah.

In a similar manner, if one feels called as a wonderworker, then they must know and understand that it is not they who will heal or work wonders, but it is the Shekinah of the Supreme, the Holy Spirit, that works wonders – the wonderworking power comes from God and belongs to God, and it is God who answers their prayers and invocations, performing the wonders with, in and through them. Wonderworking power is a great and marvelous thing, bearing witness to the truth of God, but needless to say it may also be intoxicating – there is the danger of bolstering the ego and giving way to the Adversary.

In essence, seeking the experience of wonders we must keep the same continuum as a wonderworker – though perhaps not quite as zealous, but nevertheless we must learn to pray and meditate, and turn to God, not with vital demand, but with joy in the communion for its own sake.

In closing, we may speak of Abraham and Sarah, who are called the friends of God – as friends of God, having a strong relationship with God, quite naturally God hears their prayers and answers them, fulfilling even the most mundane heart’s desire for a child in their old age.

May we be blessed to walk with Ha-Shem as a close friend, and even as a daughter or son; amen.

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#6 Postby Martina » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:23 am

Greetings Tau Malachi,

thank you for this teaching, clarifying that God is the source of all wonders. I didn't mean to imply something else with my post. I merely wanted to say that wonders, like spiritual practice and spiritual living, are a great source of energy in challenging times. But of course, love, hope and faith are much more important than any spiritual gift.

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Implications

#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:43 pm

Greetings!

No, dear friend, you did not imply anything - I was just inspired to share something more on the topic; in fact, there are a few more things I'm inclined to share just for the sake of continuing the teaching and contemplation when time permits. In that the wonderworking art can be so integral a part of our tradition this subject holds an important place.

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The Wonderworking Art

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:31 am

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

As is reflected in the tradition, the wonderworking art is integral to the Gnostic path - as we see with virtually all mystical traditions, there is a profound play of divine theurgy or magic in Gnosticism, the play of a living presence and power that can bring about radical shifts in the reality of our experience, whether on a material, psychic or spiritual level. If we look into the life of Adonai Yeshua, and look into the stories of the original disciples - the apostles of Yeshua Messiah, in the midst of proclaiming the Gospel we see a perpetual play of wonderworking or magic, the active witness of the Holy Spirit, Ruach-Ha-Kodesh.

Indeed, we may speak of Adonai Yeshua as the Messiah, the Anointed of God, for we see the power of God, the Divine, in him, but having the power of God in him we may also speak of him as a wonderworker, a magician or shaman, and also a prophet, a navi - seer. The Messiah is a Divine character, and as a Divine character, the Messiah is a magical character; throughout the Holy Scriptures, all who are called as messengers or prophets of God are wonderworkers, magicians or shamans. Thus, naturally, a Christian mystic or Christian Gnostic will practice a wonderworking or magical art, for they seek to actively take up the role of a Light-bearer, Healer and Peacemaker, which is what Adonai Yeshua calls his disciples to do - the role of the messenger and Christ-bearer.

Now in contemplation of seeking wonders, and seeking some understanding of the role of the wonderworking art, the question arises why we might seek to experience and perform wonders. Essentially, the intention is a direct communion in the Divine Presence and Power - direct spiritual and mystical experience of the Divine, through which we might know God and experience union with God, Divine Illumination, Self-realization.

This is not the desire to receive for self alone, however, but rather, seeking to experience and perform wonders, we seek to help bring about wonders for the sake of others - seeking to receive the Holy Spirit, the wonderworking power, we seek to give that power to the people, seeking to make the kingdom of heaven manifest upon the earth.

All too often, in our spiritual immaturity, we may be seeking wonders for our self alone, and we may be seeking wonderworking power or magical power for our own selfish ambitions - this, of course, is a danger in the Way of Power, just as the danger we see in the Way of Knowledge or Way of the Sage, which is getting bound up in intellectual pride, vain intellectual debates and getting stuck in the head, lacking the intelligence of the heart. This becomes a great obstruction to the knowledge of God and union with God, or the experience of Divine Illumination, and may even lead us in the opposite direction.

In truth, however, as with all of the Ways on the Path, the Way of Power, the wonderworking art, is for the love of God, for the sake of heaven, the fulfillment of the desire to share or give; it is for the glorification of the Holy One and for the uplifting of the people - and it is active compassion, seeking to relieve the sorrow and suffering of the people.

When we are seeking to behold and experience wonders, just as we must know that we are a co-creator of the wonders that transpire, we must also generate the Sacred Heart, love and compassion, or the desire to give; seeking to behold and experience wonders we seek to love the people, and in loving the people we seek to love God, the Divine.

Indeed, like the navi, the seer or prophet who seeks to bring visions for the people, the wonderworker seeks to bring in the Divine Powers for the people, the seeking of luminous dreams and visions, or the seeking of wonderworking power, being a way of worship and service - active love and compassion. Even on the occasion that God works a wonder in our own lives, it is a wonder for the people, for the story of the wonder, the tale of power, will bless others and bolster the faith of others; hence the many stories of wonders recorded in the Holy Scriptures.

Now, if we look into the spiritual labor of the wonderworker, generally speaking, they do not perform wonders for themselves, but rather they perform wonders for the people - they extend all manner of blessings, banish negative spiritual influences, heal, and initiate or transmit spiritual empowerments. When wonders transpire, they rejoice in the Divine Presence and Power, giving glory to God, and giving offerings of praise and thanksgiving to God, and as with Yohanan and Yeshua they may say, "Look and see! The kingdom of heaven has come near - it is spread out upon the earth! Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!"

Indeed, the play of wonderworking is to remind us of the Sacred Unity underlying all, our innate Spirit-connection, and to restore our awareness of our Spirit-connectedness, or to restore our relationship with God.

There is something more, of course, in this holy remembrance of Sacred Unity in the play of wonderworking; it reflects the true nature of the reality of our experience as something dream-like, a radiant magical display of the mind, consciousness or soul - after all, wonders come about through a shift in our own consciousness, and so in an experience of wonders we may recognize that all is occurring in consciousness, refining our non-dual realization.

In a manner of speaking, the wonderworker is like a lucid dreamer in a collective dream and through the play of wonderworkering they are seeking to awaken others in the dream, and yet more, they are seeking to awaken dreamers from the dream, revealing the illusory quality of the unreal and the truth of the Real, which we call the Messiah and God.

In this there is an important distinction between the wonderworkering art performed by spiritual and mystical Christians and what we see in popular occultism and the new age - in popular occultism ceremonial magic is taught for self-interests and selfish gain, and in the new age healing and prophecy and the like are taught for profit - another worldly business; in the Christian life, however, all spiritual gifts are used for the people, for the glorification of God, and are freely given.

Indeed, we may actively support good works through tithe and love-offerings freely given, and receive the blessing of doing so, but there is no demand of any payment by those being called as seers, healers and wonderworkers, for the work that they perform is a matter of the heart, active love and compassion, and so also is any help they might receive from others facilitating their spiritual labors - it is all a play of giving and receiving in love, in the presence of God, and it is all the worship of God, an offering to God, the True Light.

Thus, in truth, the wonderworking art is an *offering* - a giving of oneself and one's life to the Divine.

We seek to receive in order to give.

This is well reflected in the wonderworking art as taught in the tradition, for offerings to Ha-Shem and the Divine Powers are an essential and integral part of the art, and our relationship with the Divine Powers and spirits is always reciprocal, and always holds the aim of uplifting all to the Divine, the reintegration of all with the Light Continuum (Yahweh).

In closing we can say this: If and when we approach the wonderworking art with the desire to receive for self alone, it will swiftly become its own lesson; often that is exactly where we begin, in the ignorance, and we must learn through trial and error. If we truly wish to behold and experience wonders, though, we will need to cultivate the desire to give, for it is in giving that the Divine Power flows with, in and through us in full - the infinite energy of the Divine that we call the Holy Spirit, Ruach Ha-Kodesh.

May we be a merkavah of the Holy Shekinah, the Divine Presence and Power, serving to uplift all in the Great Resurrection and Ascension; amen.

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asking

#9 Postby Leslie Kaneel » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:45 am

Shalom +Malachi!

When asking for wonders seems very much against one's nature, the natural tendancy toward simply opening to the Holy Spirit through daily spiritual practice, and it being Her Will in whether or not anything is Given or Received. Would this be too passive - not an Active enough yearning to Receive for the sake of Giving? Or, 'asking' may not always be outward, literal words but in faith, hope, and love we are 'asking' for the Wonders of God to transpire in our lives....

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Wonderful Heart

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:34 am

Salutations in the Light of the Messiah!

There is nothing that says that we must seek to behold and experience wonders, but we are asked to live in faith with an open heart and to engage in active compassion or good works at every opportunity; we wish to be followers of the Way, and what has been said elsewhere in the "Gnosis & Gnosticism" forum expresses the Way - knowing the grace of God in the Messiah, which is the Great Perfection in us, we seek to live in harmony with the law of God, the Great Spirit, which is expressed in life itself, not the law according to religious creed or dogmatic doctrine, but the Holy Gospel as taught in the natural order of things, that order which is the direct expression of the Being-Consciousness-Force we call God, Creator.

To walk with a good heart, in beauty and holiness, balance and harmony, is everything - it is the very essence of Christ and the Gospel, and it is in this that we receive the Holy Spirit.

As St. Paul teaches us in one of his most luminous and inspired writings that have been preserved, the greatest gifts of the Spirit are faith, hope and love, love, an open heart, being the greatest spiritual gift of all.

As a youngster in this journey wonderworking was a great preoccupation of mine, and for the most part it was for the wrong reasons - I'd dare say that I was rather like the "sorcerer's apprentice," lusting after power and the bolstering of my ego; it came from a place of insecurity and the delusion of lack - I wanted to be "somebody," feeling that I was "nobody," the expression of the desire to receive for myself alone. Powers came easy, but the knowledge, understanding and wisdom of how to use power did not, and while power came easy, the cultivation of an open heart, a loving heart, did not come so easy. The generation of actual compassion and love has been the work of a lifetime, and continues to be a work-in-progress; power could not fill the hole in my soul, nothing could, but only the love of the Messiah can heal such deep wounds.

As St. Paul says, if we have all manner of spiritual gifts or wonderworking powers, but we do not have faith, hope and love, then we have nothing.

At the same time, though, he does teach us to strive for ever greater spiritual gifts, understanding faith, hope and love as the foundation of them all in Christ and as the highest of them all - this striving is a desire to bring greater glory to God and to be of greater benefit to others, a desire to be of greater service to heaven.

Faith, hope and love is the balance to knowledge and power, and with love comes understanding and wisdom; love brings harmony, resonance, with the Holy Light of God.

Now, in the Holy Spirit, as St. Paul teaches us there are many calls, many gifts, but not everyone is called as an apostle, a prophet, a wondworker, a healer, a teacher and such; the Mystical Body of Christ is composed of many members, each of which is equal in the Human One of Light and of equal value, integral, in the Divine Body. Ultimately we must listen to our call in the Holy Spirit, recognize our True Will, which is God's will for us, understanding that the Holy Spirit will give us all gifts and all resources to carry out whatever we are called to do - always the gifts come with a call, we naturally shine in our True Will.

It is good to hope for things that will make us of greater benefit, greater service, but in so doing we must seek the awareness of the Divine Will, which is to say the awareness of who we are in God, the Divine.

You may recall the Temptation of Adonai Yeshua - the "temptation" in truth was a vision quest at the outset of his work to know and understand who he was in God, the True Light, and to know and understand what he was called to do; in a similar way we must each inquire and look and see who we are in the Human One of Light (Christ) and the True Light (God).

Whatever we are called to do and given the gifts to do, that is what we will do.

All of this said, when there is an open heart - faith, hope and love, typically speaking wonders naturally and spontaneously transpire, we need not seek them, they just happen.

Recently, a person told me that he wanted to see a wonder and that he wanted to know about the healing power, but looking and seeing, the light-power was not present with the person and a circuit for the Light Transmission was not present, the conditions for the movement of the Holy Spirit where not present - the person was not bad, but there was a klippot encrusting the heart and judgments were at play, a negative energy that can be felt.

Now, on a certain level a wonder did transpire for this person, though on another level no wonder was given by the Mother Spirit - the energy that moved through an outer form of the Threefold Rite with one of our elders was very distinct, and afterward the fellow had to sleep for two and a half hours in reaction to the influx of Divine Energy; such a movement, though, was not the wonder this fellow was seeking and went unrecognized. The deep sleep, of course, reflected an energy-intelligence not in resonance or harmony with the Light from above.

Truly, an open heart and completely positive energy - rejoicing in the presence of Adonai, is everything; it is in this that we receive the Holy Spirit and the Shekinah of the Messiah comes to rest upon us.

If you walk with an open heart, dear sister, the Divine Mother will work wonders and grant boons in your life, and you will not need to seek them, but merely recognize and accept them when they transpires, and give praise and thanks to God, our Mother, our Father, our Source.

In the midst of all of this talk of wonders and wonderworking there is something of an open secret - when we are centered in the Messiah, in balance and harmony with God, the True Light, and the natural order of things, we will not need to seek wonders, we will not even need to ask for things, but all will be provided naturally and spontaneously in the flow of what's happening, the Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit) accomplishing everything.

Really, the wonderworking art is all about balance and harmony and the open heart...

May we know and embody that balance and harmony that Christ is; amen.

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Re: Wonderful Heart

#11 Postby Brooke » Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:05 pm

Tau Malachi wrote: All of this said, when there is an open heart - faith, hope and love, typically speaking wonders naturally and spontaneously transpire, we need not seek them, they just happen... Truly, an open heart and completely positive energy - rejoicing in the presence of Adonai, is everything; it is in this that we receive the Holy Spirit and the Shekinah of the Messiah comes to rest upon us...

In the midst of all of this talk of wonders and wonderworking there is something of an open secret - when we are centered in the Messiah, in balance and harmony with God, the True Light, and the natural order of things, we will not need to seek wonders, we will not even need to ask for things, but all will be provided naturally and spontaneously in the flow of what's happening, the Light-presence (Christ) and Light-power (Holy Spirit) accomplishing everything.


Salutations, friends !

I think we come to recognize that the greatest wonder of all is the recognition of the Sacred Unity and it's something we feel and "gnow" within the very depths of our being, within our very souls. In those moments of this overwhelming knowledge we feel truly lucky to be alive and blessed by the Earth Mother and the Sky Father, the All. The wonder of wonders we find in these moments -- and we experience the greatest sense of awe, passion, and greatfulness we have ever known.

The Sacred Heart's Blessings to You All !
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Re: Seeking Wonders

#12 Postby Daryl » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:09 pm

The following story comes to mind, about John Wimber, founder of the Vineyard movement:
Shortly after John Wimber became a Christian, he became a voracious Bible reader. The Scriptures excited him. Finally, after weeks of reading about life-transforming miracles in the Bible and attending boring church services, John asked one of the lay leaders, "When do we get to do the stuff?"

"What stuff?" asked the leader.

"You know, the stuff here in the Bible," said John. "You know, like stuff Jesus did-raising people from the dead, healing the blind and the paralyzed. You know, that stuff."

"Well, we don't do that anymore," the man said.

"You don't? Well what do you do?" asked John.

"What we did this morning," replied the man.

In frustration, John responded: "For that I gave up drugs?"


I will confess: there is a part of me that wants to be able to "do the stuff." When I read the section of Matthew 10, when Yeshua sends out the twelve, my heart leaps and I pray, "Here I am, Lord! Send me too!"

I tell myself that if I could "do the stuff", I could serve my community in inmeasurable ways. Perhaps that's true. And I know that there is a sincere part of me that truly wants to serve.

But there is another part of me that wants to "do the stuff" because it would be pretty cool to "do the stuff." And I'd feel really good about myself. More to the point, I wouldn't feel so powerless.

I suppose that's how people end up going down "the Way of Power".

I can only speculate on this, but it seems that once you've reached that level of faith/oneness with God at which you can move mountains, you probably don't need to move mountains.

Maybe you see that the mountain is fine right where it is.

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Re: Seeking Wonders

#13 Postby sheryl » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:14 pm

Shalom Daryl!

I smiled when I read your post, because whether or not we are aware, we are all "doing stuff".

A teaching from Zohar comes to mind, one which speaks about this stuff that we are all doing. It is regarding Passover and unleavened bread. The teaching reveals that leavening of bread can be compared to the influx of spiritual forces into all that we think, say, or do. And as Master Yeshua teaches, leavening can either be the leavening of the Pharisees, or an influx invoked from ignorance or the delusion of separation - coming from dark or admixture forces, or leavening of the Kingdom of Heaven - an influx of spiritual energy or forces coming from Unity. And so we can fill our actions, our thoughts, and our words with darkness thus perpetuating the delusion of separation, or we can fill our actions, thoughts, and words with a luminous influx.

This is what is taught in the lineage regarding doing THE stuff. As the blessed Tau Elijah taught, the path is purification, which in this respect is aligning the influxes we are drawing in with the Divine Attributes, so that the leavening we are speaking of here, is aligning the stuff we are doing with THE Stuff.

All that we do, thus, all that we think, all that we speak, all that we enact, can become 'doing the stuff'. In fact if we are not drawing in luminous influxes in our daily living and practicing, it brings the question, what will we then be drawing in when we engage in ceremony or ritual? These more focused and powerful practices are not separate from our daily living!

As you mentioned, Daryl, we are moving towards accepting the mountains we encounter, seeing them without aversion or attraction. If there is aversion or attraction this grounds us in the delusion of separation, so whatever we might do, the influxes coming in, the leavening we are invoking into this world comes from and perpetuates darkness, the delusion of separation.

It is only when there is no aversion or attachment that the doer disengages and Christ can do, for it is only in Christ doing in us and through us that the leavening invoked comes from the Kingdom of Heaven.

May the doer be brought to cessation, and may all our actions, our thoughts and words, bring the leavening from the Kingdom of Heaven into this great world, and into the worlds within and beyond.

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Re: Seeking Wonders

#14 Postby Yonah » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:43 am

Greetings Daryl and Sheryl,

Great contemplation. No truer fact can be said than "we are all doing stuff". Even while asleep our body and mind are doing many things.

Sheryl, your words about not being averse or attached fits into the pretty basic contemplation I'm working with right now and being with what's happening. It's amazing how many things that are happening prick our ego into attachment or aversion. If we can see that things are happening and flow with them, what a different experience it is then being stuck in it.

One of my favorite verses in the New Testament is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I used to see that in terms of miracles only - it of course can be seen in light of miracles, but if I am strengthened through the Christos within and not the ego.. I can do everything as it's happening because I'm not the doer... I am part of what's transpiring.

Thank you for this reminder!
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Re: Seeking Wonders

#15 Postby sheryl » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:40 pm

Shalom Dear Friends!

I can do everything as it's happening because I'm not the doer... I am part of what's transpiring.


Wow. Thank you for this, Bishop Yonah. It is stirred numerous contemplations on the power of wonderworking. The doer does from separation, judgment, while Christ from Unity - becoming what is transpiring!

I have heard this before, but this phrase is as though new and transforming mentalities! Praise the Mercy of El, who transforms by being a part of what is transpiring! Just let God into what is transpiring and everything is made new, potential actualized!

With gratitude,

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Re: Seeking Wonders

#16 Postby Mark » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:46 pm

Thank you Daryl, Sheryl, and Bishop Yonah for renewing this topic with your insights.
Regarding cessation of the doer, Tau Malachi recently expressed an inspirational message on the relationship of being and doing:

"This great natural perfection is bornless nature. This is the intrinsic nature of your mind, your consciousness, your soul. In any moment you may rest your mind in that intrinsic nature and allow you to emerge with its nature and just be; because always this nature is underlying all, just being, the beingness of all. So, it isn't something you do, it is something you are, and one experiences it in any moment if they will just be. It might be a new understanding of Psalm: 'Be still and know that I am God', in union, yes? Now all action will flow from this being. By the way, in this being there is cessation of the doer. There is just this flow of the action of the natural movement of mind, consciousness, soul." Tau Malachi, Shabbat Discourse 9/21/2014: The Call to Co-create

May all our doing naturally flow from beingness,
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Re: Seeking Wonders

#17 Postby Mark » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:34 pm

Shalom,
From Tau's words what has been coming to awareness is that this way to "just be" and to have the experience that "all action will flow from this being" may be the wonder of all wonders and I give thanks for any moment that this "great natural perfection" of beingness is revealed and grateful for those who manifest this consciousness to help our awakenings.
Shalom with gratitude,
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Re: Seeking Wonders

#18 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:27 am

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah! Amen.

Indeed, the source and foundation of all, the Holy One of Being and Great Natural Perfection, is the greatest wonder of all – the ‘Great Mystery,’ and in this world the greatest manifestation of that wonder of wonders transpires when individuals realize their unity with the Holy One and this innate perfection in the Holy One.

Understanding this, the greatest manifestation of the wonderworking art is initiation and the imparting of spiritual empowerments, the play of Light Transmission or movements of the Holy Spirit between two or more people. This corresponds with the capacity of tzaddikim to communicate something of the spiritual power of their realization, or something of their da’at and ruach to those who cleave and who love the Lord (Yahweh, Yeshua).

In this we may recall what Yeshua Messiah taught, “Where two or more gather in my name I will be with them.”

This is what arose as I read you insight brother.

Shalom Aleichem!
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