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A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:35 pm

A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

I’ve received numerous emails and texts concerning recent events in the USA and the apparent increase of darkness in our country, and the ascent of apparent wickedness to leadership and power, and likewise a question concerning this was posted in our forum for prayer requests, so it seems good for me to respond here in this forum, where such discourse can be drawn out and I might be able to answer the questions of many in a single discourse.

Adonai Yeshua teaches:

“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself shall stand” (Matthew 12:25).

This is a simple truth, for when human beings are divided against one another there is an inroad for the Adversary (Satan) to enter, and the influence and power of spiritual forces of the klippot, the Other Side, increases, forces that seek to steal our life and light, and that seek to corrupt and destroy what is good and true. Clearly, at this time we are a divided nation, a divided people, and throughout the world there is a growing divisiveness, and the arising of great klippot, great shadows that we see, which have been brewing, stirring, for some time. Understand, these klippot, these shadows, were not going away regardless of the outcome of the recent election, regardless of who won and lost, and frankly speaking had the recent election gone a different way we would still be entering into a time of great danger and tumult; this arising of great klippot, great shadows, is not isolate to our country, but is occurring in many nations throughout the world, and if humanity and life on earth is to endure these klippot must be overcome; these shadows must be addressed and integrated.

The truth is from Tuesday to Wednesday nothing changed, the very same klippot, shadows, would be with us and would need to be dealt with regardless.

When a people are sorely divided there are no winners, only ongoing and increasing turmoil and conflict, until the division is healed and the conflict resolved.

I shared long ago that our present generation is like the generation of Noah, which is to say that there is a great confusion of good and evil, and that humankind is facing an evolutionary crisis, one that it may or may not overcome; hence, we are living in a Kali Olam, a Dark Age.

That said, though, such is the nature of this world, it is a world of falsehood ruled by darkness, ignorance, and such is the nature of unenlightened society in any age; it tends to be dominated by darkness, ignorance, spiritual forces of the klippot - archons and demons. If we recall the teachings of the Holy Kabbalah concerning the balance of spiritual forces in Asiyah, corresponding with this world, there are one third that are divine and two thirds that are archonic and demonic. Thus, in this world there is always the dominion of the archons and the influence, the incursions, the assaults, of dark and hostile forces, demons.

This is not to communicate a vision of doom and gloom, not in the least. This reflects the necessity of the Messiah, and all of the Great World-Teachers who have come, who initiate streams of Light Transmission, teaching enlightenment and liberation, revealing the way of the Great Ascension; the holy and enlightened ones, and the messengers of God, are sent in every generation to counterbalance the darkness, the ignorance, that dominates this world, and to remind us of our true origin, and to reveal the truth and light. Let us remember that many great prophets and tzaddikim before us have lived in dangerous and tumultuous times, serving the kingdom of heaven and God in the midst of great darkness, and some of them have even served wicked rulers to the extent that it served the welfare of the faithful and chosen, and served heaven, and glorified God; in this light we might recall Daniel who often served wicked kings of Babylon so that the works of God might be revealed and the will of God accomplished. In the midst of dangerous and tumultuous times, therefore, so also must we serve the continuum of light transmission - the kingdom of heaven, and God, the True Light.

Perhaps you may recall a common prayer in our lineage that we “might be a sign of spiritual hope in good times and bad times,” and these are times in which we must truly seek to be a sign of spiritual hope, and live according to our faith, according to the truth and light revealed to us. It is fine for a moment to be disappointed, but we must not be discouraged so as to fall into ourselves, lose our way and give up on our labor for a greater good; instead, seeing a movement of darkness and judgment in the land we must let it generate greater passion in faith and devotion for the spiritual life and practice, the harvest of souls, and service to the kingdom of heaven and God - we must let this generate greater zeal for the Eternal One (Yahweh).

First and foremost, beware of the contagion of evil prevalent in the psychic atmosphere, and do not fall into divisiveness, or get caught up in fear, anger and hatred - that is the swift path to the Other Side, heaven forbid! Be sober in the Spirit of the Lord! Be awake and alert, and consider the words of St. Paul in Ephesians 6:10-18, and considering them, follow his advice.

Abide in the remembrance of your transcendence - hishtavut, non-attachment, non-aversion, while actively seeking to fully embody the Spirit of God, the Light-presence and Light-power, and open your heart and mind to the Spirit, and generate love and compassion, and empathy, for all people, all your relations, and look and see clearly the various causes for prayer, looking from the perspective of heaven and your inner being, not your flesh and your ego; see the panoramic vision, the inclusive vision, of what’s transpiring, and invoke and pray for all influxes that are needed amidst your people and land, and all peoples and lands in the world.

This is a time to pray for illumination, healing and peace - in a word, wisdom; and it is a time to pray for deliverance from wickedness, evil, but not with prayers, thoughts, directed against flesh and blood, but rather against the spiritual forces of evil established in celestial places, praying that leaders and their peoples might be delivered from the Adversary, and from the dominion of archons and demons, praying that they might be empowered to overcome and vanquish klippot. Just yesterday in the “Christian Kabbalah” forum I posted an example of such a practice, and joined with heartfelt prayers for the needs of the people and the land, it is a good continuum of prayer at this time, certainly so!

What’s more, this is an excellent time for the practice of Union with Partzuf and Giving and Receiving as taught in the tradition, unification with the Holy Mother, Risen Messiah or Holy Bride, and as the Holy Partzuf to then engage giving and receiving with all peoples, all your relations, all sentient beings, smiling upon one and all alike as an emanation of Divine or Enlightened Being.

Life goes on! Live the Life Divine with full zeal and passion, aware of the need for salvation, the uplifting of souls in the Great Ascension!

As long as we walk in this world we do actively labor for a greater good in the world, as it is given to us by God to do, taking up all works preordained for us; but understand, our orientation is the kingdom of heaven and God, the True Light, not this world, and we do not hold to the fanciful idea of a utopia on earth some day, nor the cessation of all evil, or all sorrow and suffering in this world, by any authority or power of this world. We labor first and foremost for enlightenment and liberation, the realization and embodiment of transcendence, understanding that the cessation of evil - the cause of sorrow and suffering- comes from heaven and God, or a radical transformation of consciousness, being.

Such times as these remind us not to be complacent or distracted.

I think I shall pause here. This seems enough for the moment.

May you be blessed to look and see That-Which-Is transpiring within and behind that-which-appears; may you know the Eternal One (Yahweh), and may you realize your innate unity with the Infinite in the Messiah - the Anointing! Amen.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#2 Postby sheryl » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:28 am

Thank you Tau Malachi, for these words of hope and vision, and for inspiration to labor for true healing.

Often it has been taught that the darkest times in our world have the greatest potential, for in such times even the smallest spiritual effort creates great merit for the people and the land. And so many souls are eager to incarnate during such times, to join in the spiritual labor of enlightenment.

The reminder of right orientation is greatly appreciated. If our orientation is heaven, where is the problem? All is opportunity.

May your words be a remembrance for many.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:01 am

Grace and peace to you from Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah!

What I’ve shared is not to say that there is no problem, nor that from the perspective of heaven and the angels that there is no problem, for truly there are great problems in this world, in these times. There is a increasing darkness, an increasing wickedness and evil, a growing conflict and violence, and this is seen and heard and felt in heaven, known in heaven; there is a deep and profound awareness of great sorrow and suffering in the vision of the world from heaven, and there is compassion and empathy for those bound up in the ignorance, the darkness, and the sorrow and suffering it causes, certainly so!

There is an increasing wickedness- hearts and minds bound up in great darkness, ignorance- and there is an increasing evil, the speaking and enacting of wickedness; the confusion of good and evil has become extreme, and there is an ongoing generation of great conflict, hence “a time of great danger and tumult” ahead.

We do not wear “rose colored glasses,” but rather we see, hear and feel what’s happening, but understanding the nature of this world, and understanding the movement of the Great Ascension with, in and through it, having the “vision of heaven,” the awareness of enlightenment and liberation, there is hishtavut, non-attachment and non-aversion, or transcendental awareness. Thus, having the experience of the vision of sorrow we are not overwhelmed by it or incapacitated by it, and likewise in the midst of great darkness we do not fall into the klippot, the negativity, such as divisiveness, but rather we walk with the awareness of heaven and a more panoramic vision, one in which we may have knowledge and understanding of the Divine Intention within and behind what appears and transpires so as to speak and enact that Righteous Intention - Ratzon Elyon.

Now in the midst of an increasing darkness there is also a greater movement of the kingdom of heaven and light transmission, and there is an increasing activity of tzaddikim and maggidim, “saints and angels,” in subtle dimensions as well as incarnate; and the truth is that in the midst of great darkness, there is also a great light, though perhaps concealed from many, and therefore such times are filled with possibility, the potential for Great Beauty as well as Great Danger. Understand, in this world, generally speaking, before a greater revelation of Enlightened or Divine Being, or a greater manifestation of the Holy Light and Spirit, first there is a fall or regression into great darkness; but that fall or regression, and overcoming the corresponding klippot - barriers, is integral to the ascent or progression, a greater cycle of Divine Revelation.

In this light you might contemplate the struggle of the children of Israel with Amalek as they approached Mount Sinai, a passage that has recently come up in another thread of discussion. First there was that challenge of great darkness, great evil, seeking to destroy the faithful and chosen, but overcoming that great klippah, a great revelation of Divine or Enlightened Being transpired, a greater manifestation of the Holy Light and Spirit. In some way the battle with Amalek was integral to the revelation at Mount Sinai, a great klippah that needed to be overcome for the children of Israel to receive Divine Revelation.

It is also true that living in the midst of a Kali Olam - Dark Age, whatever service to the kingdom of heaven we render, whatever revelation of the works of God we might facilitate, there is a generation of greater light-power, greater merit, and greater leaps in the evolution and realization of souls is possible, for through greater resistance and struggle there is the generation of greater strength and endurance of faith, hope and love, and a greater acquisition of true spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Thus, as has been said, many godly souls are eager to incarnate in the most difficult of times, knowing the greater need in those times, as well as the greater possibility for the return of souls to God, the True Light.

So, indeed, there are great problems in the world, but so also great possibilities; such is the nature of this world, or Asiyah, the realm of the greatest concealment of the Holy One and Infinite Light. Praise God!

May many be delivered from the Adversary and uplifted in the Great Ascension! Amen.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#4 Postby Aj1 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:43 am

Hi there,
That certainly sounds like a plan. Using the tools of love and uplifting in order to mitigate a foreboding situation. Refreshing to see some good advice too. Would like to know if specific maggids, tzadddiks are in charge of a country's destiny, so you might get in touch in prayer and rite to reconnect with their divine purpose help restore a nation to it. Suppose an inner government team. One crumb of comfort I see is the remarkable fluidity of how events are unfolding and the ease in which reversals and developments are happening. Would seem to be up in the air, protean and so really susceptible to positive influence like metal raw from the furnace being shaped. I hope all prayers hit their mark.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:59 am

Shalom,

Generally speaking the angels that hold dominion over the nations of the world are the angels of archons, such as we see in the Book of Daniel where we are told that an "angel of Babylon" prevents a messenger of heaven from coming to him until the messenger calls upon a warrior of heaven, another angel of God, to engage the angel of Babylon. Thus, it is not the angels of nations we invoke, but angels of the spiritual Community of Israel, or Anointed Community, angels of the heavens and the Pleroma of Light - the kingdom of heaven. There are many angels that may be invoked depending on our intention in prayer, but the most commonly invoked are those of the sacred circle, Michael, Gabriel, Rafael, Oriel (Uriel), Metatron and Sandalfon, and as I recently shared in another discussion, Kamael and Michael are often invoked to stand against great darkness, or great dark and hostile forces.

As for tzaddikim, we may invoke the spirits of tzaddikim, or "angels" of tzaddikim, known to us from the past, or those among the living in our generation that are known to us. Like the angels of heaven who are their siblings, the focus of tzaddikim is the "spiritual Community of Israel," faithful and spiritual humanity among all nations, in all lands; their focus is something beyond what transpires among the nations, though they act through what's transpiring in their service to the kingdom of heaven and the labor for the harvest of souls.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#6 Postby Aj1 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:51 am

OK, that helps to clarify my understanding. Cheers :) As it happens I have recently begun to add sandaphon and Metatron to circles at the heaven earth stations. Could it be said God for has specific unique plans for the nations or are we always striving to transend the various earthly level of identity. And can anything much be made of the leaves of the tree for the healing of nations. Can imagine you have your hands full right now, so appreciate you talking to me.

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#7 Postby Yonah » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:01 am

Greetings and blessings in the name of our Io Adonai!
Thank you so much for this thread and these teachings. It is indeed a turbulent time.

What I'm hearing strongest in your message is "don't panic". There is indeed evil in the world and this is a difficult time, but if we buy into the separation and divisiveness we are just adding to the darkness. It seems we are to pray and invoke and to try to find common ground where we can. This, of course, is not always possible, but trusting in the Holy One and seeking our enlightenment and liberation along with love and compassion is the path we must seek?

You mentioned the time of Noah and so I have this vision that we must enter the ark. Not the wooden ark of Noah, but the Sanctuary of Grace that is available to us all. That way we can ride out the storm spiritually and provide more room for others?

I have to admit that I was not completely surprised by the outcome of the election but I was shaken when I heard the results and fear did initially set in. This truly is the work of the adversary because in fear we can lash out in anger, hatred, etc. and become exactly what we are against. So, thank you again for these teachings to help us ground and find our way through the waters.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:34 pm

Grace and peace to you in Messiah Yeshua!

There is a Divine Intention and Divine Design within and behind the formation of nations, and from all nations the faithful and spiritual elect are gathered in the Great Ascension, or Great Liberation; but the formation of the nations, unenlightened human societies, corresponds with the dominion of the demiurge and the archons, and if and when great darkness overcomes a nation then it may fall into the dominion of dark and hostile forces, demons. In relationship to the kingdom of heaven, though, the greater purpose of any collective of humankind or nations is the generation of true humanity, and an evolution beyond the present humanity to divine or enlightened being, supernal humanity.

Adonai Yeshua is very clear in saying, “My kingdom is not of this world,” and when offered the rulership of nations and the world in the temptation he responded, “Worship Yahweh Elohenu (the Lord your God), and serve only him.” Thus, the concern of heaven and God, the True Light, isn’t the nations or worldly dominions, but rather is the awakening and evolution of souls, the enlightenment and liberation of souls - the return of souls to God, the True Light. To the extent that nations, unenlightened societies, serve to facilitate something of this, it is good and they serve the kingdom of heaven and the Eternal One.

So long as we are in the world, though, along with our direct labor for the kingdom of heaven and the harvest of souls, we labor always for a greater good in the world, the relief of suffering, the happiness of all our relations, and we labor for social justice, economic justice and environmental justice, and such, seeking to nourish and nurture, and draw out, the good that is in all things and all people; and in this we labor for a more compassionate and more enlightened society, or nation, understanding that to love all our relations is to love the Infinite and Eternal. In so doing we labor for the fulfillment of the Divine Will and the kingdom of heaven among the nations.

Likewise, in this co-labor with the Spirit of God, heaven and the angels, we do not give into wickedness and evil, or give way to the darkness, the ignorance, but we stand against wickedness, evil, wearing the full “armor of God,” as St. Paul taught, and we abide in the good company of the Holy Shekinah, standing in the Living Presence of the Lord; in so doing it is the angel of the Shekinah and warriors of heaven that will engage our enemies, the spiritual forces of wickedness, evil, established in celestial places, and therefore ultimately our enemies will be delivered into our hands; they will be overcome through the power of the Lamb of God.

Now, in a manner of speaking, understanding that we live in a generation like that of Noah, or the generations preceding Noah and the flood, we may say that it is “time to enter the ark,” and indeed we may say that the ark is the Sanctuary of Grace - or Threefold Sanctuary as taught in the tradition. Understanding, however, that we are living in the initial cycles of the Second Coming and End-Of-Days, perhaps you may recall the place (Makom) in the wilderness prepared for the Woman of Light, and perhaps you may recall that it corresponds with Anointed Community, or Gnostic Community - the enlightened family. In this we may understand the “ark” as Anointed Community embodying the Light-presence (Messiah) and Light-power (Holy Spirit), hence the Living Body of the Messiah - the Anointing. This is a direct manifestation of the Sanctuary of Grace in this world, like wadis, places of living water in a vast wilderness of desert.

Yes, indeed, I’ve said “don’t panic,” or rather, as is said in the holy vow of Templar initiates, “Do not fear in the face of the Enemy.” If there is fear or agitation that arises, let it be translated into fierce passion for the realization of enlightenment and liberation - true salvation, for the greater your spiritual realization in the Messiah, the Anointing, the greater a benefit you can be to others and the greater your empowerment to be a holy sanctuary for others and to facilitate the relief of their suffering and their ascension; hence, become that much more zealous in your labor for the kingdom of heaven and the harvest of souls, and cleave with full faith and love to the Messiah and the Infinite One, never doubting the Union of Grace, the Sanctuary of Grace.

Whether in “good” times or “bad” times, regardless, this is our intention in the Risen Messiah, and we may say this, generally speaking it is in challenging times that more souls seek enlightenment or God, and so return to God, the True Light; thus there is a certain virtue and blessing in difficult and tumultuous times, for we are more likely to recognize our need for salvation, or enlightenment and liberation, understanding that our true happiness and satisfaction, our true fulfillment, does not come from anything of this world, or from anything outside of our soul, our being, and its source, the Holy One of Being, the Infinite and Eternal.

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

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#9 Postby Aj1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:09 am

Hi,
That chimes with me. Have we a tandem mission regarding redeeming archonic forces, and on a larger remit the good earth herself. It would seem benevolent and loving to free her countries from such dismal beings. Also I wonder How can invoking a living angel be compatible with free will?. I'm more than happy to enlist the great and good of the traditions, assembling specialist teams of saints etc but living humans...I have qualms about dragooning in my work.P perhaps I'm draft dodging :wink:

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:58 am

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

The tzaddikim of the past once walked in this world. The tzaddikim of the present walk in this world today and live among us; hence, realized beings, holy and enlightened ones who embody something of Christ or God Consciousness and a distinct capacity to impart initiation, spiritual blessings and empowerments, the transmission of the Holy Light and Spirit. Tzaddikim are tzaddikim past or present, whether laboring in the harvest of souls through inner dimensions or through incarnation in this world. They have received an anointing and with it received peculiar spiritual gifts through which they can serve as spiritual midwives to others, helping to uplift souls from one grade to another in ascent, helping facilitate the awakening and conscious evolution of souls, the enlightenment and liberation of souls.

Understand, the entire purpose of the outer tzaddik is the realization of the inner tzaddik - the holy tzaddik within us, the Indwelling Messiah and Holy Spirit - the Anointing. In this regard they are unique friends in this world, for unlike most friendships in this world in which others want something from us, their entire orientation is for our own good, for our awakening and empowerment, our enlightenment and liberation.

You might recall Saul of Tarsus, who became St. Paul. Although he had a direct spiritual and mystical experience of the Risen Messiah, nevertheless he was sent to a disciple of one of the apostles, anointed tzaddikim, for healing, and to receive initiation and teachings. Among the original followers of the Way, before the priestcraft of orthodoxy came into dominion, the Anointed Community was founded upon discipleship, companionship, and an actual transmission of the Holy Light and Spirit - initiation, blessings and empowerments.

Now, if we were received by a tzaddik, having been given to them by the Holy Spirit, and we received teachings and initiation from them, or Light Transmission, there is a work of salvation that we would need to take up, a labor to integrate the gospel we had received, the Holy Light and Spirit we had received - the Anointing, and we would need to engage in an active and dynamic surrender to the Holy Spirit, living according to the truth and light revealed to us, seeking to bring our will into harmony with the will of the Most High (Ratzon Elyon). Tzaddikim share teachings and initiation, and we must choose what to do with them; they certainly aren’t going to make our choices for us, nor live our lives for us, nor do our work for us, they simply serve as teachers and guides in the Way.

So, truly, there is no contradiction of free will in sacred friendship, discipleship, not in the least; but certainly tzaddikim might reflect and challenge self-will manifest in self-cherishing, and the play of impure desire and fear in self-cherishing, and they might speak up if they saw us going astray or falling into negativity that might cause harm to ourselves or others. Then, however, we would have to choose whether to listen to their counsel or not, or whether to follow their guidance or not. In the end it is always up to us to choose what to do.

I was blessed and fortunate enough to encounter and know a great tzaddik in this life, Tau Elijah, who taught and initiated me into this lineage and tradition, and whose good company I shared for the last eight years of his life. Those were delightful and amazing years, and in circle with him the time of the prophets and gospel was not something of the past, but rather became a living experience, as though we lived in the gospel with him. My tzaddik never told me what to do with my life, and never discouraged any of the various dreams in my boyhood of who or what I might be when I grew up. He simply taught and initiated me into the Way and served as my guide in the spiritual life and practice, the Life Divine. So, as it turned out, my free will was completely intact, and continues to be.

Can’t say if you're draft dodging, that depends upon whether you have been drafted or not by the Spirit of God. :lol:

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#11 Postby Aj1 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:20 pm

That sounds such a fulfilling relationship. I quite harbour some green eyed sentiments :wink: , though not about you or your priceless soul friend,tzaddik. It must be something to breathe in such an atmosphere above the transactional quid pro quo vibes But I have been more a marathon length pull up by own bootstraps development paradigm. Very dusty and full of labyrinthine paths. Totally get the role and unconditional work the tzaddicks perform. Guess what I'm saying is, are they quite pleased to be called on in ritual and prayer, the living ones .. that's where the principle of freedom arises in my mind or are they a more a heavenly resource deployed and invoked. In terms of the draft, could use some r and r :D.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#12 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:59 am

Shalom,

The angel of a living tzaddik, or a glory body emanation, will be with those who invoke in faith and love, cleaving to the Holy One and Shekinah, so indeed, it is good to invoke tzaddikim of the past and present, in general and specific, for they will be with us in spirit and will bless us, just as will the maggidim, the angels of heaven. It is their inmost hearts' desire to bless and engage in spiritual works of invisible assistance as an expression of the Sacred Heart, the love and compassion of the Messiah, hence, loving God and loving all their relations, all sentient beings.

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#13 Postby sheryl » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:39 am

Shalom, Tau Malachi and friends!

Thank you for the correction and further exploration of this division. It seems that the Adversary first exists inwardly, dividing nefesh from ruach, consequently nefesh from the deeper aspects of soul. And a soul, so divided, cannot endure. What we are experiencing in the world today, is this not the inner Adversary coming to the surface, being seen outwardly? And though this is a sorrowful situation, it is judgment given in mercy, so that the inner division among the people, within each of us, may be clearly seen?

The three temptations of the Great Master are being heard anew this day: as Yeshua journeying into the wilderness and confronting the Adversary within. As the author of Hebrews tells us:

Since, therefore, the children share flesh and blood, he himself likewise shared the same things, so that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil [Adversary], and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by the fear of death. For it is clear that he did not come to help angels, but the descendants of Abraham. Therefore he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every respect, so that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make a sacrifice of atonement for the sins of the people. Because he himself was tested by what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.

May all be empowered to overcome the Adversary!

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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#14 Postby Aj1 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:29 am

My belief is, the issues that heretofore can be comfortably seen in places far away are now being raised right in heart of us. So alongside the narrative of division, that has a seductive limelight too...there is the fact that all humanity is drawing nearer in their having to deal with their 'stuff', realising we are one. The play of division delivers a unity of experience, not especially pleasant but worth working through. And keeping faith in.

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#15 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:37 pm

Grace and peace to you from the Eternal One!

There is a struggle within us between two inclinations, both of which are rooted in the heart. There is the good inclination (sitra tov) and the evil inclination (sitra ahara), and joined with this there is a struggle between our spiritual nature and our material, bestial nature, or our soul and our body. Thus, generally speaking, in the unenlightened condition, in the ignorance, there is a very powerful inner conflict within most human beings, and often the evil inclination and the material, bestial nature tends to dominate many in the present human condition.

If and when we do not resolve the inner conflict in us, if and when we do not bring the evil inclination into submission to the good inclination, and bring our material, bestial nature into submission to our spiritual nature or soul, this conflict tends to become externalized in our lives, whether as individuals or collectives, and so, in a manner of speaking, shadows, klippot, we do not resolve inwardly become manifest outwardly in the situations, circumstances and events of life. One way or the other as individuals and collectives we must deal with our shadows, klippot, and must overcome and integrate them; when there is a more radical arising of our shadows, klippot, in life, it is a time for significant reflection and hopefully a greater integration.

As we know, the Book of Revelation does not depict a singular event of some future time, but rather an ongoing process of creative evolution and the realization of souls, so that things symbolically depicted occur again and again through generations and the ages, though with an increasing intensity and frequency that will eventually bring about a radical evolutionary crisis, something like what’s told of the generation of Noah and the flood in which life on earth neared extinction. In this regard we may consider the great conflict or “final conflict” depicted in the Book of Revelation; if we do not resolve the internal conflict in us then again and again there is the arising of the great conflict, but having greater knowledge and power in the material world the potential devastation exponentially increases.

The truth is that it is highly unlikely that it is possible for humankind in mass to resolve this internal conflict, or to bring an end to ignorance and evil in this world. To begin with there is a vast array of gradations in the evolution of souls incarnate in the human life-wave. Souls new to human incarnation are continually entering into humankind and souls having evolved and become realized through numerous human incarnations are continually transcending the necessity for physical human incarnation. Likewise, joined with this, Asiyah - the material dimension, universe and world - is the place of the greatest concealment of the Divine and the Infinite Light, and therefore is the realm of the greatest admixture of good and evil, and greatest confusion of good and evil. There is a great forgetfulness or ignorance in this world, and a great psychic gravity that tends to hold souls in bondage, preventing their ascension.

Aside from the metaphysics, just considering this world on a material level in physics, it is interesting to hear a renowned theoretical physicist such as Stephen Hawking proclaim that humankind must depart the Earth and colonize other planets and star systems within the next one thousand years or so if the human species is to endure and continue its evolution. The very nature of this world is temporal and impermanent, and in truth the present human condition is a transitional state of being, and while perhaps the highest of life in this world, the present humanity is not the Highest of Life on a spiritual level.

Apart from material cosmic forces that eventually bring an end to worlds and star systems, as we know there is a vast, immeasurable array and matrix of spiritual beings forces: divine, archonic and demonic. And along with our internal struggle there is a great struggle, great conflict, between spiritual beings, or forces, and humankind, or intelligent life in worlds, is at the very center of that struggle, that conflict.

Thus, until the End-Of-Days evil will remain and there will be this great conflict of good, evil, and admixture.

Our true hope is in transcendence, or the great resurrection and ascension - enlightenment and liberation.

It is interesting though that the great matrix of creation: spiritual, astral and material, provides the conditions necessary for the evolution and realization of spirits and souls, the enlightenment of sentient beings, and that as such we may say that the “world is sacred as it is” and ultimately fulfills the Intention of the Most High (Ratzon Elyon). It is also interesting that through the externalization of the great conflict, or some of the most challenging and tumultuous circumstances, that many people are motivated to generate the force of will and desire, or great zeal, needed to seek enlightenment or unification with the Divine, and to break through into enlightenment or God Consciousness. Adonai Yeshua distinctly teaches this in the Beatitudes, many of which proclaim difficult experiences as blessings, such as poverty, grief or persecution. Joined with the teachings of Adonai Yeshua we may consider the lovely teaching of St. James at the outset of his letter, which seems to be excellent counsel for these times:

“My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may become mature, lacking nothing”
(1:2-4).

In closing we can say that these very times, as daunting as they may seem, hold the potential to bring about a greater realization of Christ or God Consciousness with many souls, and may bring about radical leaps in the spiritual evolution and maturation of many souls.

O Holy One, may those who seek Your peace and joy be blessed to experience Your peace and joy; may many be touched by Your Living Spirit this day and awakened this day to return to You (Atoh)! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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Re: A Divided Nation: Entrance of the Adversary

#16 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:30 am

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah, the Anointing!

There is something more I’m inclined to share on this subject, something concerning active zeal for the Eternal One (Yahweh).

As we know, being received in baptism and receiving our anointing with the Holy Light and Spirit, we are reborn from above, from heaven. Understand, however, that this is not a singular event, but rather in our experience it is an ongoing event, an ongoing revelation of the Divine Attributes (Sefirot), the Messiah and the Eternal One; hence, our initial experience of the anointing is our initiation into the Body of the Messiah, Anointed Community, but then we may experience greater and greater influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit, and the spiritual powers of the Sefirot, and it is given to us to labor for the full embodiment of the Light of the Supernal Crown (Keter) and the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim), just as we behold in our Elder Brother and Elder Sister, Yeshua and Mirya.

Thus, as we are taught, we seek to go within and go deeper still, holding the conscious intention for the reception of the Holy Light and Spirit, and engaging in a conscious invocation of influxes of the Sefirot, and the Holy Light and Spirit. As we experience influxes, so we labor to “bring down” that Holy Light and Spirit, laboring to integrate all aspects of our soul, our being and consciousness, with the Holy Light and Spirit, and so embody it and let it shine from within us, through our mind, heart and life, or our thoughts, words and actions. In that our anointing is ongoing, so is this labor of reintegration, this “work of salvation.”

If and when there is an increase of darkness, or the spirit of folly, the spirit of the Other Side, and there is an ascent of wickedness and evil into dominion and power in a land, as we know there is a potential for greater influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit, and therefore in such times we are called to live within and to engage in invocations of greater influxes of the Sefirot, and the Holy Light and Spirit with zeal, with a fiery passion of faith and devotion - love.

In the Zohar we are taught, when darkness or judgment is moving in the land, like the children of Israel at the time of the Passover, “Do not go out of your house and keep the door closed.” Aside from the practical advice of this teaching under extreme conditions in this world, on a spiritual level this is a teaching of paying attention during challenging times to live within and keep the faith, and not to get caught up in the surface consciousness and delusion of lack, and all of the negativity that comes with it. Instead, in such times, we are to live within, and seek to go deeper still, seeking to expand and deepen our devotions, our prayers and meditations, and our worship of God, the True Light, and seek to bring a greater influx of Light and the Spirit of God into the world, serving as messengers of heaven, light bearers, healers and peacemakers.

Truly it is a time for radical transformations in consciousness, radical leaps in the evolution and realization of our soul - radical progress in our “travel in the Gospel.”

Remember, the influence and power of archons and demons is increased during such times, but likewise remember that when we engage in zealous invocations and devotions, generating greater passion for the Life Divine, we serve to expand the heavens and give greater strength, greater influence and power, to the angels of God, and in so doing we may bring about a shift in the matrix of spiritual forces, mitigating judgment, even suspending judgment; hence, diminishing the power of the spiritual forces of the Other Side, the archons and demons.

As we live within and keep the faith, and generate greater zeal for the Eternal One (Yahweh), so angels have greater authority and power to take action, and they will co-labor with us for the manifestation of a greater good and the kingdom of heaven on earth, certainly so!

May we engage in our spiritual works and mission with full zeal and passion, and stand with our siblings, the angels of heaven, striving for the full realization of the kingdom of heaven and Ratzon Elyon - the will of the Most High! Amen.

Shabbat Shalom!
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