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Great Transformation and Ascension collective and individual

#1 Postby staroath » Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:59 pm

Shalom Tau Malachi,

I have been studying and enjoying this older post by you today:

"In the teachings given on Revelation there are two views. One is the view of an initiation in the context of the human collective, an initiation of this Good Earth as a whole, and the other is a view of initiation in the context of the individual, which generates the spiritual elect on Earth. These two views are interconnected in that the initiation of the collective is founded upon the initiation of individuals that form it. Accordingly, for example, the series of seven objects: seven churches, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven bowls and such correspond to the seven Sefirot of Construction when discussing teachings on the initiation of the collective. However, they correspond to the interior stars ("chakras") when discussing teachings on the initiation of the individual. In both cases the pattern of the Eightfold Initiation into the Christian mysteries is used.
Here we can give a brief comment on the Great Ascension in terms of the collective, per a Christian Kabbalah, and then consider the initiation of the individual in general terms. The breaking of the seals corresponds to the dissolution of the Sefirot of Construction at the level of Asiyah into those of Yetzirah; the seven trumpets corresponds to the dissolution of the Sefirot of Construction at the level of Yetzirah into those of Beriyah; and the seven bowls corresponds to the dissolution of the Sefirot of Construction at the level of Beriyah into those of Atzilut. Thus St. John's Revelation speaks of the fulfillment of creation through an ascent into the World of Supernal Light or Pleroma of Light. This gives insight into the Sophian view of the Apocalypse in general terms.
Essentially, every individual soul is involved in this tikkune-healing, or in this process of the fulfillment and completion of creation, which is called the "Great Transformation and Ascension." From a Sophian perspective this is the true purpose of a human being; hence the nature of the Great Work.
In terms of the individual initiate we speak of this in the context of the need to bring down the Light from above and to awaken and redeem the Serpent Power, much as in the sense of Kundalini Yoga in the Eastern Schools. This involves a threefold purification of the seven interior stars, first by the descending force, then by the ascending force, and then by the influx of Supernal Light that follows the union of these two forces."

Perhaps this is not the proper place and time for my questions, but I am wondering if more can be draw out concerning the "Great Transformation and Ascension" in regards to the ideas of the individual soul(serpent power/interior stars) interfacing with the human collective(movement thru the olam/seals/trumpets/bowls)?

I must admit I am very taken with the idea of the "threefold purification of the seven interior stars first by the descending force, then by the ascending force, and then by the influx of Supernal Light that follows the union of these two forces" I am wondering can this relate to the ideas that have been drawn out lately concerning the initial impurity when we enter the path versus the love and mission a soul carries upon entering our incarnation, and the ultimate grace and glory and holiness as we rediscover our own Sacred Heart. Perhaps I am off the mark here?

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Re: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and indivi

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:18 am

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light of Adonai Messiah!

We discuss the possibility of the Great Ascension and Great Transformation in terms of collective humanity elsewhere; for example, in our discussion of the "Origin of Life and Formation of Systems" this subject comes up in the "Gnosis and Gnosticism" forum. Here, though, we can look into this from the perspective of the individual, understanding that any development and evolution in a larger human collective, or group, is founded upon that development or evolution being brought about within individuals; hence, whatever spiritual, psychic or material evolution or transformation we might speak about, it must be brought about within us as individuals, and it is through this that it may transpire in a larger segment of the human collective.

First we may say this: The serpent power is an evolutionary force, and when awakened and uplifted it can bring about radical evolution in the mind and body, opening us to new, expanded states of consciousness, and greater intelligence, and therefore, new mentalities (mochin). If and when awakened in full, and uplifted to the crown, if the serpent power is brought into cessation in the crown it can bring about a full influx of Supernal Light and a breakthrough into Supernal Consciousness, and this Supernal Force and Consciousness is a great transforming power; it is like a spiritual nuclear fire that transforms everything into itself, and even has the power to transform the substance of matter and the body.

We acquire some insight into this through the resurrection and eventual ascension of our Elder Brother, Messiah Yeshua; as we know, no body was left in the tomb, and although the Risen Messiah could appear physical, eat and drink, and be touched, seen and heard, his body, or the substance of his flesh, was completely transformed. In the ascension, according to the accounts, his body becomes pure spirit, pure energy, pure light. Understanding the Risen Messiah as the prototype of a new humanity, or a radical evolution of humanity, one Supernal and Divine, what we behold in the resurrection and ascension must be possible for us, and even destined if we have faith and are willing to engage in a conscious evolution. While this development and evolution may seem fanciful, it has been demonstrated and proved in the person of Yeshua Messiah, and rather than conceiving of salvation as some vicarious event as taught in the outer and unspiritual church, we must understand that we are to participate in it, that we are meant to enter into the very same spiritual realization or Gnostic experience.

Here we may remind of something taught in the Gospel of St. Philip: You can experience the resurrection, or great transformation, before you die, and it is through this that the soul experiences the Great Liberation, or full reintegration with the Light Continuum at the time of its departure from the body.

There is a very great Divine Power in us - the Serpent Power, and it is activated, or awakened, through experiences of Light Transmission, or the reception of the Holy Light and Holy Spirit from above; through the Holy Light and Holy Spirit, once awakened, the serpent power needs to be brought into full action, full motion, and then needs to be brought into full repose, or cessation. There are, in truth, two forces of the serpent power, descending and ascending. The descending force corresponds with the white father seed in our crown, and it is cooling, calming and illuminating, and brings peace, and the ascending force corresponds with the red mother seed, and is fiery, heating, energizing and fierce - very passionate and forceful. In general, receiving our Anointing, the descending force is set into motion, and through prayer and meditation, and conscious intention, it needs to be brought down to the root; when joined with the Holy Light from above and brought down to the root, this naturally stirs, awakens and uplifts the ascending force, or "serpent power" proper. When the ascending force is set into motion through prayer and meditation, and conscious intention, it needs to be brought up to the heart, brow and crown, and when this happens these twin forces become one Divine Power, and through this Divine Power in us the full influx of Supernal Light, or the Supernal Consciousness-Force, is invoked and received. When received, our work becomes the full integration and embodiment of the Supernal Light, or true Christ-Spirit; this is the Power of God that enlightens and liberates the soul, and that draws the soul up in the Great Ascension, or that may bring about the Great Transformation.

Each individual who receives this Supernal Anointing, and who embodies something of this Light-presence and Light-power, opens that way for the greater influx of this Holy Light and awakening of the serpent power in a larger segment of collective humanity; and one who has this Supernal Anointing has a great capacity for Light Transmission, or the communication of the power of their spiritual realization to others, whether directly or indirectly.

As perhaps you might imagine, through the process of this awakening there is an ongoing transformation of consciousness, cycles of an expansion of consciousness and generation of greater intelligence, and as we have said, new mentalities dawn, a very different knowledge, understanding and wisdom (Habad).

Look and see, and understand! The seals, the trumpets, the bowls, as these Divine Powers are activated and manifest, various aspects of the world are destroyed, and through the Apocalypse what is recounted is the end-of-days, or the end of the world as we know it. This corresponds with various gradations of mental and vital consciousness, and intelligence, and their corresponding mentalities, that must be experience, and integrated, and then must pass away as greater states of expanded consciousness, intelligence and mentalities emerge; hence, new wisdom, understanding and knowledge of Reality as It Is and God as God Is. In other words, in this process our mentality, or our view of ourselves, the world and God, continues to grow and evolve, and transform, and therefore, as new mentalities dawn, so old mentalities are shattered again and again until the soul becomes enlightened and Truth Consciousness dawns, Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

This evolution of our consciousness, intelligence and mentalities, in effect, is the generation of a "new heaven and earth," and a new humanity - a Divine or Enlightened Humanity, and the knowledge of heaven and earth, and God, in that Divinity or Enlightenment.

As perhaps you might intuit, the interior stars correspond with different levels and modes of the Divine Power in us, and naturally, as this process unfolds and we progress in the Gospel, these levels and modes of the Divine Power grow and increase, undergoing a radical evolution from one cycle to another until they are completely taken up and transformed by the Supernal Light, the Supernal Force.

First there is the manifestation of the interior stars corresponding to the seven Sefirot of Construction of Asiyah, and then there is the manifestation of the interior stars corresponding to the seven Sefirot of Construction of Yetzirah, and then there is the manifestation of the interior stars corresponding to the seven Sefirot of Construction of Beriyah; in fruition, through Supernal Grace, the power of the seven Sefirot of Construction of Atzilut comes into them - hence, they become expressions of the Supernal Consciousness-Force, or true Christ Consciousness.

If we wish to understand the manifestation of the interior stars corresponding with Asiyah, Yetzirah, Beriyah and Atzilut; at the level of Asiyah, the power in them is akin to that of the celestial intelligences; at the level of Yetzirah it is akin to that of the orders of angels; at the level of Beriyah it is akin to that of the archangels; and at the level of Atzilut it is akin to that of the Name of God. In this, perhaps, we may gain some sense of the evolution, or generation, of greater Divine Power in the interior stars and body of light, each cycle of generation representing a radical leap in the evolution of consciousness beyond that ordinary or unenlightened humanity.

Long before the full experience of Supernal Realization we may glimpse and experience something of the Supernal Consciousness during peak experiences, and if and when we experience a full breakthrough into Supernal Consciousness, we will find that all along this Holy Light has been present, and has been laboring within and behind all developments and evolutions of the soul for its realization and embodiment. Thus, this self-realization in the Messiah is not as far removed from us as we might think, but rather, it is much nearer than we think; in the Sanctuary of Grace a Thunderbolt Enlightenment is possible at any time, and radical leaps in this evolution of consciousness, or the soul, are possible. We need to abide in faith and love, and engage in an active and dynamic surrender to Divine Grace, though, and co-labor with the Holy Light and Holy Spirit to progress in the Gospel and unfold this self-realization in the Messiah. In this process there is a need for passionate faith and devotion, and a complete self-offering to God, the True Light; if we are willing to this, however, God wills our evolution, our salvation! Praise God!

There is the Risen Messiah, and there are tzaddikim and maggidim, or "saints and angels," that labors with us to this end - if we are willing, there is much help in God!

This we know in our ongoing experience of moments of Light Transmission and the progressions that happen through them.

Here I will share that it is very important that as have full faith in the Risen Messiah, and in Tzaddik and Community, and the possibility of our full self-realization in the Messiah, never doubting that anything and everything is possible with God through Divine Grace. Having faith, so we will passionately yearn, and pray for greater progress in the Gospel, and greater spiritual realization in the Messiah; hence, greater Habad in the Messiah.

Ours is a Union of Grace in the Messiah, and the full Divine Action of Grace comes through faith, joined with good works - works that are born of faith and love.

Pray always to be set on fire with the Holy Spirit, and for the fullness of gifted worship; if you pray in faith, the Holy Mother will grant this to you.

The Great Ascension or Great Transformation will not come by our being lukewarm or waiting idle for "Jesus" to appear in the sky, but rather we must be bold and passionate in our faith - on fire with the Spirit of God.

O Adonai, we pray to You, please set us on fire with Your Spirit of Truth! Hallelu Yah! Amen.

Shabbat Shalom!

*This was written yesterday morning on Shabbat.
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Re: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and indivi

#3 Postby Mark » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:02 am

Shalom Tau Malachi,
If I am remembering correctly I read in another location on this forum that Malkut is connected to our feet. I was wondering if it would be of service to the land and to the people and supporting individual and collective transformation if we have a meditative practice of focussing on the association of our feet with Malkut? Would walking on the Earth with that consciousness help bring the energies of the Kingdom of Heaven to Earth as well as help to awaken a perception of the Kingdom of Heaven within?
With thanks for the grace that brings peace on Earth by bringing peace to our hearts,
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Re: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and indivi

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:30 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

Yes, understanding the Sefirot of Atzilut as the Body of Adam Kadmon, so the "feet of Adam Kadmon" correspond with Malkut of Atzilut; if we unify our soul with the Holy Sefirot, the Divine Attributes and Names of God, and we draw down the shefa, or spiritual power, of the Sefirot, something of the Sefirot and Spirit of God becomes embodied in us. In this it is not just our feet and Malkut that should be considered, but rather, our whole body and all of the Holy Sefirot, Divine Attributes, remembering that the Holy Sefirot correspond with various parts of the Body of Adam Kadmon and Supernal Adam, and so various parts of the Mystical Body of the Messiah. Just as St Paul taught that we should put on the "whole armor of God," so I would say that we should put on the "whole Body of the Messiah," uniting our soul, and our person and life, and our body, with the Holy Sefirot, the Names of God and Divine Attributes. In this way, Malkut of Atzilut, or the Shekinah of the Messiah, is manifest in her full glory and power.

There is a teaching in the Holy Kabbalah. "Malkut has no light of her own," for the light of Malkut comes from the Holy Sefirot that precede Malkut. Understanding this we may say, the "feet have no life of their own," but are dependent upon the whole body; when joined to the whole body they may walk with God as Enoch walked with God, and receive eternal life!

In other words, there is a need for the invocation of the entire Tree of Life. There is an essential invocation of this in the tradition, the Middle Pillar, which is taught on our main website; likewise, I've also taught a way of this through secluded prayer each day - hence instructions on hitbodedut elsewhere in this forum. What I've shared there is a way of prayer at the very heart of my own continuum of daily practice, praying through the Sefirot of the Tree of Life, morning, afternoon and evening.

What happens if we walk in this world with all of the various parts of our body joined to the corresponding Sefirot, or to the Mystical Body of the Messiah? No doubt, we will walk in beauty and holiness, we will walk with God and the angels, and wherever we go, that place will be holy, for the Holy Shekinah will be in that place, and the Holy Spirit will move with, in and through us. Praise God!

As I've shared above, the seven interior stars are the manifestations of the power of Holy Sefirot in us, as the Fiery Intelligence in us is awakened by the Holy Light and Holy Spirit, so these spiritual powers grow and increase, and manifest at higher gradations. The greater the awakening of this Fiery Intelligence, the greater the Divine Presence and Power will be in our whole body, and so in our "feet," which is to say our walk here, our journey here; certainly so!

This Divine Presence and Power can be communication through our body in many different ways, through glance or gaze with the eyes, through breath and speaking, through the laying on of hands, and so on; in this play of Light Transmission the feet also have their role, every part of our body has its role, and altogether our body, the physical and spiritual body, communicates this Light-presence and Light-power, the Light Transmission. Quite literally, as we receive our Anointing, we become a living temple of the Messiah, and yet more, a holy chariot of the Messiah, the Spirit of the Messiah being manifest wherever we go, and in whatever we do.

Envision this, with invocation, let Keter be on top of your head, let Hokmah and Binah be the two sides of your brain and head, let Da'at be your throat, let Hesed and Gevurah be your arms, let Tiferet be your heart and torso, let Netzach and Hod be your thighs and legs, let Yesod be your "member," and let Malkut be your feet, with the Spiritual Sun of God, the Messiah, as the Holy Soul within this Holy Body, taking up your person and life - "wearing you." In this way, walk with God each day. This is an excellent spiritual practice!

What does this mean? Let the Holy Light and Spirit of God be your single thought and desire, and let that Holy Light and Spirit guide you; let the wisdom of God and understanding of God - the Mind of Christ, be your head; let the Knowledge of Christ and God be your speech, your words; let Mercy and Judgment, true Compassion, be your action; let the beauty of God - the Love of Christ, fill your heart and be the center of your life; let surrender to Divine Grace, the Victory of Christ and Dominion of God, be your support - standing upright in Christ; let righteousness be your life - live in harmony with Christ and God; and walk according to your faith, according to the Truth and Light revealed in your experience. This is the alignment and unification of the soul, and various parts of the body, or our person and life, with the Sefirot, the Divine Attributes; this the Spirit of God blesses, and this attracts the angels of God, and it is good!

All of this, of course, is in the single commandment of Messiah Yeshua, "Love one another as I have loved you." In this we abide in the Messiah and the Messiah abides in us; in this we abide in the kingdom of heaven, and the kingdom of heaven abides in us - we are sealed in this way, perfected in this way. Amen.

God bless you and God keep you!
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Re: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and indivi

#5 Postby Yonah » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:31 am

Greetings!

Thank you for this amazing discussion. I have been contemplating the Armor of God.

Ephesians 6:10-17
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Armor of God
1. Feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace
2. Belt of Truth buckled around your waist
3. Breastplate of righteousness
4. Shield of Faith
5. Sword of the Spirit – Word of God
6. Helmet of Salvation

I know there are only 6, but it seems that these could be related to the interior stars? I see a correlation between the energy of these protections and the possible klippot of each star. Can more be said about this or am I making an invalid connection?

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Interior Star Armor

#6 Postby Elder Gideon » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:02 am

Shalom Friends!

I enjoy the relationship between the Armor of God and interior stars you've raised! In dreamtime, I've experienced the armor not for its individual parts, but for the invisibility to archonic or demonic eyes the armor creates, such as what is taught in the Gospel of Phillip: The powers do not see those who are clothed in the perfect light, and consequently are not able to detain them. One will clothe himself in this light sacramentally in the union.

To search the word 'armor' specifically within the Order of St. Michael forum yields some powerful writings showing a diversity of applications of this teaching you've quoted from Ephesians. One such practice gives a great detail with this intention.

Remembering that the interior stars root to brow are in the body proper and that the crown is a transition slightly at the head, my first pass at this would correspond the parts of this armor in the following way:

Root: Feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace
Navel: Belt of Truth buckled around your waist
Solarplexus: Breastplate of righteousness
Heart: Shield of Faith
Throat: Sword of the Spirit – Word of God
Brow: Helmet of Salvation

I would appreciate how Tau Malachi might correct these, as it's a potentially powerful contemplation!

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Re: Great Transformation and Ascension collective and indivi

#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:19 pm

Shalom Brothers,

That's a beautiful insight Brother Yonah, and the attributes you have given are correct Brother Gideon. There are six interior stars proper in the subtle body, for the seventh star is on top of the head, not exactly in the subtle body. Understanding the attribute of the Sefirot of Construction with the interior stars, so these powers of the spiritual warrior may be contemplated with the corresponding Sefirot, and the implied final attribute corresponding with the crown star and Hesed is remembering and abiding in our union with Christ in God; hence, there is a seventh power assumed by initiates, the one from which all of the others emanate.

May Elohim Bless you and keep you! Amen.


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