Waking Up and Coming to Knowledge

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Waking Up and Coming to Knowledge

#1 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:54 pm


This portion might very well be the most radical in this entire Gospel.

What, then, is that which someone wants another to think? "I am like the shadows and phantoms of the night." When morning comes, this one knows that the fear that had been experienced was nothing.

Thus they were ignorant of the father; He is the one whom they did not see. Since there had been fear and confusion and a lack of confidence and double-mindedness and division, there were many illusions that were conceived by them, as well as empty ignorance--as if they were fast asleep and found themselves a prey to troubled dreams. [...]

Until the moment when they who are passing through all these things--I mean they who have experienced all these confusions--awaken, they see nothing because the dreams were nothing. It is thus that they who cast ignorance from them like sleep do consider it to be anything, nor regard its properties to be something real, but they renounce them like a dream in the night and they consider the knowledge of the Father to be the dawn."

Long before science fiction or psychedelic inquiries into consciousness, ancient cosmologies such as the one undergirding the Gospel of Truth elegantly express ignorance as a dreamlike, consensual reality from which an individual awakens into gnosis. To listen and hear this, to look and see this, requires maturity in the soul, meaning integration of many lives of experience. By day, we're participating in a consensual dream we collectively create with innumerable other beings; by night we're participating in a personal dream we individually create with ourselves. Either by day or night, we're participating in a dream, an illusion of great power and dominion over all beings, personified in the Gospel of Truth as Error.

Tau Malachi essentialized this tension very beautifully some years ago when describing our practice to become lucid in a dream so that we might awaken from the dream. If by night we ever experience lucidity, we're aware that we may consciously direct the dream and its characters; with greater familiarity, lucidity in dream may lead to states of awakening from the dream, states of altered, more subtle reality which are unforgettably intense, direct, and experiential.

This said, imagine spiritual mastery of consciousness to such a degree that the individual comes to recognize that the consensual day-dream arises in the same way as a personal night-dream. Lucidly, they could interact with a collective day-dream by silent volition, redirecting heavy moods, thoughts, or feelings with a mere intention. Awakening from such a collective day dream, miracles and wonders naturally and effortlessly transpire.

It is this literal capacity which our lineage proposes is embodied by Lord Yeshua and Lady Mirya. What were miracles for the people in their presence was the awakening of Yeshua and Mirya from Error, from the collective dream. From this same awakened state, Adonai Yeshua could demonstrate the illusion of death itself, and come back to be seen by the only Apostle of the same awakening, Lady Mirya. From this very awakening, the Risen Savior speaks in the Gospel attributed to Lady Mirya, answering Peter's question of the sin of the world:

The Savior said, "There is no sin, but it is you who make sin when you do the things that are like the nature of adultery, which is called sin. That is why the Good came into your midst, to the essence of every nature in order to restore it to its root."

Error, then, is like last night's dream. Sin, also, is like last night's dream. To awaken from Error is to awaken from sin. Awakening is the truth and root of who we most truly were, are, and ever shall be. In this awakening we have faith until this faith awakens to gnosis, who is the Father dawning.

May all awaken to the Father dawning.

Shabbat Shalom!

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Re: Waking Up and Coming to Knowledge

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:03 am

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light of the Messiah!

This is a lovely teaching you have shared dear brother.

If we are seeking knowledge, gnosis or da’at, most essential is self-knowledge, which is to say the knowledge of our “root,” or the nature of our soul, consciousness or mind. In order to acquire this knowledge, receiving our anointing and experiencing our initial awakening, we must learn to go within and live within, and go deeper still, and we need to pray and meditate and seek to recognize the nature of our soul, consciousness or mind, and the true nature of the realities of our experience. Our soul does not become realized or enlightened through intellectual knowledge or concepts about our divine or enlightened nature, but rather there must be recognition and realization of our true nature, our bornless being; in this alone does the soul truly awaken and enlightenment dawn.

If we have faith in the Messiah and El Elyon, or in the truth of enlightenment, we will pray and meditate, and we will look deeply into the nature of our soul, consciousness or mind, and the source of our being, seeking to acquire true spiritual knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Through prayer and meditation, and the worship of God in spirit and truth, our initial awakening is brought to its fruition.

There are three essential qualities of the nature of the soul, consciousness or mind, and they correspond with Ain, Ain Sof and Or Ain Sof in our Christian Kabbalah. In order to recognize these three qualities we need to meditate and “gaze,” as it were, into the nature of our mind. Essentially, we need to learn to rest our mind in its own intrinsic nature, and seek to look and see the source from which thoughts arise in the mind and images appear in the mind. Abiding in this way, as in primordial meditation, awake and alert, aware of what’s happening, we will observe the arising of thoughts and images without attachment or aversion, and we will seek to look and see the source from which they are arising. As we abide in this way, we will find that we cannot find the source of our thoughts. In that we cannot find their source we cannot call that source “something,” because nothing can be found, but, then, neither can we call the source “nothing,” for all thoughts and images arise from it. Therefore, we call it Ain, “no-thingness,” “emptiness” or “voidness,” and this no-thingness is the first quality of the mind. This we must go look and see, and recognize for ourselves, and let that recognition penetrate us deeply; just thinking that this is true does little, if any, good, it needs to be recognized and realized.

As we continue to abide in this way, meditating, having recognized this first quality of the nature of our mind, so we may recognize a second quality, that thoughts and images arise in a constant continuum without end; hence, that there is a quality of endless self-generation – as we gaze into this, looking for a beginning or an end of self-generation we will not find one. This quality corresponds with Ain Sof, “without beginning, without end” (infinite).

If we continue to abide without distraction, having recognized these two qualities we will recognize a third. The very fact that we can “gaze” and be aware of this no-thingness and self-generation is, itself, the third quality of mind, the quality of endless awareness, which corresponds with Or Ain Sof, “light of awareness.”

When we recognize and realize these three qualities of the soul, consciousness or mind, meditating we can abide awake and alert in what’s happening, inwardly and outwardly, and we can observe the arising of the reality of our experience, whether in apparently inner space or apparently outer space. As we continue in meditation, observing what’s happening free from self-grasping, attachment and aversion, we may become aware that the entire reality of our experience, apparently internal or external, is radiance or energy of the soul, consciousness or mind – it’s all energy-intelligence, or a radiant display of mind; hence, it is, in fact, dream-like, or illusory.

As you know in your own experience, when we meditate in this way we experience various states of elevated or expanded consciousness, and greater awareness and intelligence, and the reality of our experience transforms; if we are able to enter into the deepest state of meditation, we may experience a state of pure radiant awareness, or non-dual gnostic awareness, and the Perfect Thunder Intelligence may dawn, the enlightenment experience. This corresponds with the recognition and realization of our divine or enlightened nature, or bornless being – the “Divine I Am.” This is True Gnosis, or Da’at.

In this state of deep meditation, hitbodedut, we may become aware of the Divine as One Being-Consciousness-Force, or the Divine Mind (Mochin), and we may become aware of our soul, consciousness or mind as an emanation of the One Being-Consciousness-Force, or Divine Mind; hence, we may recognize and realize that we are inseparable from the Divine, and experience conscious unification with the Divine, the full realization of the Divine I Am. This is True Gnosis, or Da’at.

Receiving our anointing and being set upon the Gnostic Path – the Path to Enlightenment, we need to pray and meditate, and recognize and realize this, acquiring True Gnosis, or Da’at, and Wake Up!

This is wisdom – Wisdom of Ain.

In order to pray and meditate in this way we need energy; hence, the transmission, communication, of the Holy Light and Spirit of God, or Spirit of Enlightenment. We receive the energy we need from living tzaddikim, or realized beings, who initiate and empower us, who are able to transmit something of the spiritual power of their realization, and likewise, from direct influxes of the Holy Light and Spirit from “above.” The play of Light Transmission, or communication of the Christ-Spirit, itself is not realization of enlightenment, but rather, it is the awakening of the energy or power in us through which realization or enlightenment can transpire, and it is a revelation of the true nature of reality and the Divine – a “vision of experience,” one that helps to facilitate this recognition and realization, or the eventual enlightenment experience – pure vision.

Here we may share that this energetic transmission is, in fact, more important than whatever teachings concerning the Mysteries and God we might receive, and that prayer and meditation are more important than any book that we might read; for it is through this Light Transmission, and through prayer and meditation, that this self-realization or enlightenment may dawn, the fruition of the Gnostic experience.

We pray and we meditate, not because this Divine Illumination will dawn through our own efforts, but rather as an active and dynamic surrender, co-creating the conditions in which the Christ-Spirit can take action, and our divine or enlightened nature can shine from within us; our deepest level of soul, or being, is this Divine or Enlightened Being, which we call Christ and God, and through prayer and meditation this, as it were, is revealed to us, and we are able to recognize and realize, and embody, this Divine I Am, or Divine I Shall Be.

This experience truly is like an experience of lucid dream – awakening in dream, and ultimately is like awakening from dream; hence, the enlightenment, and the liberation, of the soul, consciousness or mind.

If we become aware that the reality at all levels of our experience is a radiant or magical display of mind or consciousness, and that all is transpiring in mind or consciousness, that all reality is, in its nature, “dream-like,” then wonders or miracles will not be so surprising to us, they simply reflect and express the true nature of reality and the play of those who are awake within it.

There are, in truth, countless tzaddikim and maggidim, or “saints and angels,” engaged in this energetic transmission – Light Transmission, laboring to help facilitate the awakening of souls, and this awakening of souls is the Divine Intention in creation; whether in this world or this universe, or another, all living spirits and souls are destined to this awakening in Christ. A spirit or soul, however, must seek this awakening, must seek to return to God; each must choose to sojourn the Gnostic Path, or Path to Enlightenment.

If we know and understand the precious, or priceless opportunity we have here and now, in this very life for the dawn of this Thunderbolt Enlightenment in Christ, we will pray and we will meditate as often as we can, as deeply as we can, cooperating with the Christ-Spirit in us to awaken our soul in full; certainly so, for recognizing our bondage to the ignorance, demiurge, and the sorrow and suffering of our confusion, we will seek to bring the ignorance to an end, seeking True Gnosis, Da’at of Atzilut – Christ Consciousness.

Free from self-grasping, attachment and aversion, whether this dawns for us in this life, at the time of our death, in the afterlife, or in our next life, it makes no difference to us, all as El Elyon wills and ordains; regardless, we abide in prayer and meditation, and deep contemplation, waiting upon the Holy Spirit, having set our hope upon the Truth of Christ, this enlightenment and liberation, this awakening in God.

Speaking in a simple way we can say this: Who is the Father? The Divine Mind is the Father, and yet more, the Nature of the Divine Mind is the Father; all that appears is as a Thoughts and Images in this Divine Mind, the Father. Who is the Son? The soul that is awake and aware of itself as an emanation of the Divine Mind, the Father, inseparable from the Divine Mind, the Father – a Pure Emanation of the Divine Mind!

We ought not be deceived by such terms as “Father,” “Mother,” “Son” or “Daughter” as though non-initiates or lacking experience of the Spirit of Truth, or Spirit of Enlightenment; but rather we wish to know and understand the true meaning of such terms through direct experience of the Truth and Light they point to and represent. In this context, you can go study and contemplate what Yeshua Messiah has to say concerning the Father, Son and Spirit of Truth in his closing discourse to his disciples in the Gospel of St. John, bearing in mind what we have said concerning the Father and Son as the Divine Mind; abiding in contemplation, and meditating upon what is revealed, you may find powerful insights dawn, and perhaps might glimpse something of this truth of your being, the Father in the Son, the Son in the Father, the Son in you and you in the Son, and you in the Son within the Father. Amen.

In this, perhaps, we may also understand the wisdom of the Six Essential taught in the tradition: Cleaving to the Messiah, Tzaddik and Community, gifted worship, secluded prayer-meditation, and acts of loving-kindness or charity. This is the Way, and it is simple – all in faith and love, we live in Christ, and live as Christ, and we pray and meditate, and worship God, or Enlightenment, in spirit and truth! Praise God!

This is what I was inclined to share today as we tend a continuum for the imparting of the Mantle of Elijah this evening – a significant spiritual empowerment for this self-realization in Christ.

Holy Father, we give all praise and thanks to You for the sending of Your Son, and we pray that many souls might receive their anointing this day, awakening in the Son and in You, Atoh. Amen.

Yeshua Shalom!
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