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Bird's Nest

#1 Postby Elder Gideon » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:20 am

Shalom Tau Malachi:

‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you, desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.” ’ (Matthew 23:37-39)

A second time in our study of the Zohar, Rabbi Simeon is speaking with a marvelous image called Bird's Nest. The first time this appeared in Volume III, he quoted Deuteronomy 22:6-7: "If you come on a bird’s nest, in any tree or on the ground, with fledglings or eggs, with the mother sitting on the fledglings or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. Let the mother go, taking only the young for yourself, in order that it may go well with you and you may live long."

Something of this mystery has been introduced already in our forum by way of one angle viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2111 "Most High: Elyon", but now another is recurring with regards to Rabbi Simeon's Jewish prophecy of the Armageddon of Messiah:

On that day King Messiah will arouse, emerging from the Garden of Eden, from the place called Bird's Nest, and he will arouse in the land of Galilee. [...] Within, within those palaces is another palace--concealed and hidden, completely unknown, called Eden. No one is capable of knowing it. Messiah is hidden outside, around that place, until a placed called Bird's Nest is revealed to him--a place proclaimed by that bird who arouses in the Garden of Eden every day. (Zohar 2:8a)

Rabbi Simeon goes on to relate how Messiah appears to wage war with the enemy nations of Israel, specifically Edom, or disappears to retreat in the Bird's Nest. What you've drawn out for us already, Tau Malachi, links the 'Bird' with Binah-Understanding, her 'nest' as Da'at-Knowledge, and her 'Fledglings' with the Seven Sefirot of Construction. There are many questions percolating around this mystery of Partzufim, which I'm hoping you might introduce and orient within our oral tradition of Christian Kabbalah.

May all who are willing be so gathered under the wings of the Shekinah.

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Re: Bird's Nest

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:56 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua, and blessings from Shaddai!

Until the Messiah comes, no one can enter into the Upper Garden of Eden, and no one can enter into the fiftieth Gate of Understanding, and no one can cleave to the Upper Shekinah, and unify with the Upper Shekinah, and so embody the Holy Shekinah in full glory and power.

"Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord," [Yahweh, Adonai]; these two united as one, the fullness of the Holy Shekinah embodied, the true kingdom of heaven made manifest upon the earth - this is Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah, and this is the Holy Apostle, Tzaddik, and Anointed Community, the Living Body of the Messiah.

Look and see, listen and hear, and understand! The Messiah abides in the Bird's Nest, and that Nest is Da'at of Atzilut, which corresponds with the full Knowledge of God; knowing as God knows. The Bird is Imma Shekinah, Supernal Shekinah, and the Messiah is able to cleave to her, and unify his soul with her, through the Knowledge of God that is in him; having the Spirit of Yahweh, which is as a "soul" to the Holy Sefirot, the Messiah cleaves to all of the Sefirot, Divine Attributes, and the Supernal Shekinah, as Yahweh cleaves and unites with the Sefirot and Shekinah. This is entering into the fiftieth and final Gate of Understanding (Binah), which corresponds with the realization of Supernal Adam, the Supernal Human Being - One Anointed with Supernal Light and Truth. In this the Messiah becomes established in the Upper Garden of Eden, which corresponds with the Supernal Abode (Elohim) or Pleroma of Light, the World-To-Come, and he opens that way for all souls to enter the "Garden of Eden" and to partake of the "fruit of the Tree of Life" and receive eternal life.

As we know, the Messiah, the true Son of Adam, the image and likeness of Supernal Adam, descended from heaven, from the Bird's Nest or Supernal Abode, and in so doing he is able to ascend into heaven, running and returning, drawing the world up in the Great Ascension with him. In this process, though, through the Spirit of God, Ruach Elohim in him, he had to overcome and conquer the Kings of Edom, and bring about the tikkune of the Kings of Edom, the klippot of the Sefirot. As we know, the Messiah accomplished this through the Holy Cross, a complete offering of himself for the remission of sin and the greater revelation of God, so that whoever has faith in him and cleaves to him, may be delivered from the klippot, the Kings of Edom, and receive the Knowledge of God, or Habad of God, that enlightens and liberates the soul.

Here we may speak an open secret concerning the salvation of souls. On our own, by our own effort and power, we cannot cleave to Imma Shekinah, but receiving the Anointing, the Messiah, and being indwelt by the Spirit of the Messiah, the Messiah in us can cleave and unify our soul with Imma Shekinah, and Imma Shekinah and Nukva Shekinah - Upper and Lower Shekinah, are united in us. This is the Abundant Mercy of God, the Supernal Grace of God, which is in Yeshua Messiah. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

Blessed be the One who comes in the Name of the Lord, Yahweh, Yeshua! Hallelu El! Praise God!

Now here we may recall a teaching in the Holy Kabbalah. You cannot inquire into Hokmah; the mysteries of Hokmah are incomprehensible, are completely makifin to souls in incarnation. You can, however, inquire into Binah, but you must expect no answer, save through Divine Grace, the Spirit of the Messiah. What you can inquire into, pray about, contemplate and meditate upon, and receive deep knowledge, understanding and wisdom from, is the Six and Malkut, the seven Sefirot of Construction. Through these seven Holy Sefirot great Knowledge of God, Da'at, can be acquired, or attained, and this is knowledge, understanding and wisdom that can be made p'nimi, and therefore from it new teachings and new revelations can be communicated to those who desire to receive them.

Whatever secret knowledge we may have concerning the Supernals is, in truth, makifin in This World, and no mortal is permitted to speak it; it becomes p'nimi only in the World-To-Come. The esoteric knowledge we have of the Sefirot of Construction, however, can become p'nimi in This World and can be spoken in This World to those who have the desire and capacity to receive it.

Elsewhere I've shared, the least word of a new teaching or revelation that a holy tzaddik can speak, and that is well received, is far greater than any and all secret mysteries they know that remain makifin, encircling knowledge; certainly so! You see, the entire purpose of incarnation is to acquire, embody and communicate knowledge (Da'at) of the Mysteries and God, and therefore to elevate souls, or uplift humanity, and to love. It is what can be made p'nimi, internalized, and that is communicated, that fulfills this purpose; and it is only when we can give, or share, what we have received that we receive it in full, and embody it in full.

In this light consider what the Perfect Tzaddik, Adonai Yeshua, did in order to make makifin p'nimi and bring about a greater revelation of God, and to be able to impart the inner and secret teachings of the Holy Gospel, the heart essence of the Holy Torah. He made himself a holy sacrifice, giving his life to purify his disciples from klippot and sin, and being raised up from among the dead to life, so the greater mysteries of the Messiah and El Elyon were revealed and were received. This revelation of Supernal Habad could have happened in no other way; the Spirit of the Messiah, the Light Transmission, could not be imparted and received, known and understood, save through this Divine Action.

Here we may say, receiving the Spirit of the Messiah, our Anointing, so we may receive the Habad, wisdom, understanding and knowledge, which no mortal is able to speak, but that only the Spirit of God can give. Praise God!

We can also say, what we have to give is the Anointing, the Light Transmission, and it is through this that Habad of Atzilut is acquire, through Divine Grace, Ruach Elohim, Ruach Yahweh. Praise the Lord!

Our empowerment for this Light Transmission, or communication of the Spirit of the Messiah, is, of course, in the Holy Cross and Risen Messiah, and the ability to receive comes through faith in the Risen Messiah and our willingness to love one another. Through faith we are received, and through love we receive and we give, and our reception in the Sanctuary of Grace is complete.

Having faith we will cleave to the Risen Messiah, Tzaddik and Community, and we will pray and meditate, and worship God in spirit and truth, and we will take up acts of loving-kindness, or charity, and so Divine Grace will act, the Holy Spirit will move, and we will experience the Light Transmission, receiving our Anointing (Messiah).

The Tzaddik and Community are the appearance of the Risen Messiah to us, the vehicle of Light Transmission. As we know, Tzaddik corresponds with Yesod and the Community with Malkut, the Messiah corresponding with Tiferet; on an spiritual, esoteric level, Tzaddik and Community are the unification of Zer Anpin and Nukva, or the Six and Malkut - hence, the seven Holy Sefirot to which we can cleave, with which we can be unified, and so acquire intimate knowledge, Da'at.

When we experience the full Light Transmission, corresponding with the shefa of the Sefirot of Construction of Atzilut, so we may acquire the Habad of Atzilut through the Spirit of the Messiah. There is no mortal, and no angel, that can give this Habad to us, however, but only the Spirit of the Messiah can give it - Ruach Elohim, Ruach Yahweh.

We will, indeed, let the Mother Bird go, while gathering in the young or the eggs, but if by the Good Grace of God the Mother Bird returns to us, and rests upon us, so we will abide in her good company, and we will walk with God as Enoch walked with God, and as Messiah Yeshua walked with God.

There is no conjuring the Supernal Shekinah, and there is no taking her by force; she must give herself to us, God's Spirit gives her to us, all as ordained by El Elyon, God Most High, and all in due season.

This is what the Holy Spirit would have me share at present, and it seems enough for the moment. Perhaps another time we might consider what the difference is between the Holy Sefirot as "young" or "eggs"; there are deep mysteries in this.

O Adonai, Yahweh, we bless the One who comes in Your Name, and we pray for the Anointing of all in the Blessed Name of Messiah Yeshua. Amen.

Yeshua Shalom!
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Sustenance

#3 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:19 am

How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, indeed it faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
(Psalm 84.1-3)

Shalom Tau Malachi:

Many thanks for what you've introduced of this mystery of Imma, the Son, Habad, and the Fledglings, recapitulating other teachings this summer into an essential and very dynamic weave.

Before you entered in our most recent Zohar discourse, as companions explored this portion, I believe it was Sister Marion who spoke of the most obvious difference between eggs and fledglings. If I remember her correctly, she noted how the Mother can't feed her young while they're in their shells; they're already being sustained by the nutrients of their internal environment. Only after they've hatched on their own with no assistance and are viable for life, can the Mother then bring them sustenance.

I suppose one of many ways of relating the state of egg and fledgling to our existence is by way of the unconscious sustenance most might experience in a state of 'egg': closed in upon a personal world of self-involvement, unaware of what's actually sustaining them. This state of egg can even endure for most faithful, who are faithful for future rewards in a heavenly egg. 'Hatching' from this state is the personal crisis of faith and identity. What one regarded as sustenance is no longer sufficing, that one's self is riddled with deep contradictions to light, that what is real, what is enduring, is only going to be found within: mystical death. Such a one becomes a fledgling, having broken through the barrier of their outer self, aware of, and dependent upon, a force of sustenance far greater than yolk: The Mother.

I hear the Perfect Master's response to his disciples returning from the markets to find him with a Samaritan woman, "Urging him, ‘Rabbi, eat something.’ But he said to them, ‘I have food to eat that you do not know about.’" (John 4:31)

This is but the beginning of many angles into how we awaken to the greater realities of the Mother's Force incubating us until it is time to receive directly from Her. How may we further imagine or understand Her direct reception of sustenance?

Gratefully,

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Re: Bird's Nest

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:08 am

Grace and peace to you from Melekh Messiah!

These birds of the air that find refuge on the altar of Yahweh Tzavaot, surely they are angels, for angels are swift to come to altars and shrines consecrated to God, the True Light. What a lovely passage!

If we consider eggs, they are, in effect, and externalized womb, and the mother bird will sit in them, keeping them warm, turning them and protecting them, until the babies grow within them and hatch, emerging from their shells. While in the egg, it is true, the mother bird does not feed them, but they are sustained and nourished by the yolk of the egg. Once they hatch, however, the mother bird tends them and feeds them until they are fully-fledged and able to eat on their own.

This is a beautiful image, and it hints at a deep mystery of the Sefirot of Construction contained within the Nest, Da'at, in potential, and then emanating, emerging, from Da'at actualized or fully manifest; hence, this alludes to Binah "reaching and not reaching until there is reaching."

At the outset, the Holy Sefirot exist in their simple primordial state, an infinite Divine Potential that is inconceivable. This corresponds with the Sefirot of Construction contained within Da'at, and with Ruach Elohim moving in the surface of the Great Abyss at the outset of creation. As we know, these Holy Sefirot correspond with the Days of Creation and the Day of Rest, the Holy Shabbat. Thus, their "hatching" corresponds with the appearance of creation on each day and the fruition of creation in the Shabbat.

In some way, all in a great and supreme mystery, until the emanation, creation, formation and action of the Human One there can be no Holy Shabbat; there is no one with Knowledge of God (Da'at) to worship God, and to cleave to God and unify with God, and to remember and keep the Shabbat holy. As we know, until the appearance of the Messiah, although, indeed, there were great tzaddikim who were able to draw near and cleave to the Holy Shekinah, there was no Perfect Tzaddik able to enter into a full and conscious union with the Holy Shekinah and Yahweh. In some way, until the Messiah appeared, creation was imperfect and incomplete, and the seven Sefirot of Construction were not actualized and realized in full, their supernal influxes never having been received and embodied in full. In all of this time, throughout the Old Testament, the Upper Shekinah, Imma Shekinah, reached but did not reach in full; when the Messiah appeared, however, she reached in full, her Supernal Light and Truth being embodied in him, indwelling him. Praise God!

This corresponds with the realization of Supernal Adam, or the Lord of the Shabbat who is inseparable from the Queen of the Shabbat, and therefore who ushers in the Eternal Shabbat, remembering and keeping the Holy Shabbat in perfection, unification.

The Sefirot as eggs in the nest, fledglings in the nest, and birds fully-fledged, this corresponds with the progressive actualization and realization of the Sefirot through the generations of Adam, the Human One, the fruition of which is in Melekh Messiah, God's Anointed. As we know, in this process there are klippot, shells or husks, that must be removed for the Sefirot to receive the direct influx of the Supernal Mother and Father, and for their influxes to flow into This World without taint or obstruction. Likewise, through contemplation, and through prayer and meditation, and the worship of God, as souls cleave and unify with the Sefirot, so the Sefirot are, in effect, increased, their influxes invoked and received, actualized and realized, embodied.

As perhaps you might imagine, nearness to the World of Sefirot and Holy Shekinah is one thing, but unification with the World of the Sefirot and the Holy Shekinah is another; calling upon the Names of God and Divine Powers in nearness influxes are invoked and received, but calling upon the Names of God and Divine Powers in unification the full influx of the Supernal Sefirot is invoked and received. On one level, invoking influxes through nearness corresponds with "gathering eggs," while invoking influxes through unification corresponds with "gathering fledglings." Understanding this we can say the Mother Bird is left behind because the Supernal Shekinah is exhaustless, infinite, and therefore there is always a greater Supernal Influx that can be invoked and received.

Listen and hear, and understand! As we know, the Great Tikkune was accomplished with the appearance and revelation of the Risen Messiah, all creation being perfected and completed in the Anointed of God; and yet, the Great Tikkune continues with, in and through us, the ongoing generation of Supernal Adam, Supernal Humanity - Anointed Community. The Second Appearance of the Messiah is in Glory (Kavod), and that Glory is a greater manifestation of the Supernal Anointing and Malkut of Atzilut; hence, a progression or evolution of the revelation and embodiment of the Divine, or Supernal Being.

The more we open to the Holy Light from above, the more we receive and integrate influxes of the Supernal Light, the more we draw influxes of the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom into Malkut, the Lower Shekinah; this corresponds with the greater Glory of the Messiah in the Second Coming, understanding that Glory, Kavod, which is a cognomen of Malkut, equals thirty-two, hence the influxes of the Thirty-Two Paths of Wisdom brought from Hokmah into Malkut.

As we know, in the First Coming Malkut is called Adonai, but in the Second Coming Malkut is called Elohim; first there is one who embodies the Spirit of the Messiah, in full, but then there are many who embody it in full, just as our Elder Brother, Yeshua Messiah did. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

When the Risen Messiah appeared on earth, and the full Supernal Influx was receive in the Pentecost, so it was also received in the heavens, and among the archangels and angels; thus, as the Holy Sefirot are actualized and realized, so archangels and angels, which correspond with their spiritual powers, are increased and strengthened, and they acquire greater influence and power in heaven and on earth. As we know, in the Second Coming the Messiah appears with "all of his angels in Glory," and therefore we know there is an even greater increase and strengthening of the world of archangels and angels in the Second Coming, or this Age of Emergence in which we are living. Praise God!

With eyes of awe and wonder, and with praise and thanksgiving, let us bear witness to the power of the Holy Spirit moving among us and give glory to our God, Eloah.

Here, now, let us gather in the Nest and let the Mother Bird go! Amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
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Re: Bird's Nest

#5 Postby elizabethduval » Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:06 pm

Greetings and Blessings Tau Malachi and Elder Gideon!

I just read these posts and was so moved and blessed by them. I have always loved that Psalm and even know a tune to sing with it and sing it often in my heart. As a newcomer to the forum and to many of these "new" teachings....I have been truly blessed to learn so much. I believe I had posted before that even though these are teachings are new to me in some ways- in some ways I feel that they have always been a part of me. I think I had mentioned that my mother taught me about Sophia, and much about the Kabbalah. But of course I had to do my own searching for truth and now I have come full circle back to my beginning. Hallelu Yah!!! Yahweh has been using this forum to confirm and anchor my faith on such a deeper level- and for that I am so very thankful!

Blessings in the Risen Yashua Messiah,

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Re: Bird's Nest

#6 Postby Elder Sarah » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:44 am

Shabbat Shalom!

Much Praise and Thanksgiving for these revelations!

“If you come across a bird’s nest beside the road, either in a tree or on the ground, and the mother is sitting on the young or on the eggs, do not take the mother with the young. You may take the young, but be sure to let the mother go, so that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.” (Deut. 22: 6)

Among many lines of thought concerning this commandment as written in the Torah, most predominate to me at this time is the statement at the end, “So that it may go well with you and you may have a long life.”

This connects to a certain teaching heard recently in regards to what is said to Cain, “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

The name Cain in Hebrew means “To bring fourth or to acquire”. There appears to be a connection here with the idea of “right acquiring” and “doing well”. It is said to Cain, he will “be accepted” if he does well, and it is said of the commandment to gather the eggs or fledglings and not the Mother that “it may go well with you and you may have a long life”. Therefore, “acceptance” and “long life” also connect to this “going well”.

The question here has much to do with the dance of acquiring Da’at, Knowledge of God, through giving back. In other words, seeking to “acquire”, hence the meaning of the Name Cain, but not seeking to possess or own, hence not taking the Mother.

I have a suspicion this has much to do with what you mentioned, Tau Malachi, in saying,

Listen and hear, and understand! As we know, the Great Tikkune was accomplished with the appearance and revelation of the Risen Messiah, all creation being perfected and completed in the Anointed of God; and yet, the Great Tikkune continues with, in and through us, the ongoing generation of Supernal Adam, Supernal Humanity - Anointed Community. The Second Appearance of the Messiah is in Glory (Kavod), and that Glory is a greater manifestation of the Supernal Anointing and Malkut of Atzilut; hence, a progression or evolution of the revelation and embodiment of the Divine, or Supernal Being.


Here, stands out the mention of the “Generation of the Supernal Adam”. I hear in this a hint at self-generation which seems to have much to do with this dance of acquiring but not possessing. The question comes, can we say this state of self generation identifies both with the Mother who comes and goes and the eggs or fledglings who are continuously coming into being without end? The whole movement, Mother and Young, meeting together in the nest, The Knowledge of God.

May we dance this day with both the Mother,Imma Shekinah and her generations, on Fire with the Spirit of God!

Many Blessings and Shalom!

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This and That

#7 Postby Elder Gideon » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:23 am

Shalom!

Then YHVH Elohim said, ‘See, [Adam] has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever’—therefore the YHVH Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out [Adam]; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life. (Genesis 3:24)

What I'm enjoying about your question, Elder Sarah, is how deeply it sees into the mystery of the nest itself, what can't be taken whatsoever by the consciousness of one approaching to take. What the human took from the Tree of Knowledge is one thing; what the human could not take from the Tree of Life appears to be another. That the Tree of Life is being guarded by cherubim and "the fiery ever-turning sword" (Jewish Publication Society) fascinates me all the more when we remember what Tau Malachi shared in Zohar last week: The Fiftieth Gate of Understanding is Ain. We've heard how the sword in the hand of the Cherub also turns 'this way and that way', negating anything and everything but God as God Is: Ain. Tau even proclaimed this sword to be Leviathan, Impermanence.

I recall this teaching here in this context of the Bird's Nest, because I'm feeling a deep connection between what you're asking, of "acquiring without possessing," and how Yeshua, more than any other before him, was able to 'do well', accessing the Fiftieth Gate. I'm suddenly wondering if, at his baptism we're clearly hearing just this! "As he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’" (Mark 1:10)

Is Abba 'well pleased' because Yeshua is his Beloved Son or because of Yeshua's capacity to abide in Ain and move through the fiery sword ever-turning and enter the Bird's Nest? Through faith in what he accessed and entered, it appears that it is our destiny as well to "acquire without possessing" and know for ourselves Understanding: The World-to-Come. How generating an awareness of Ain depends upon giving back is an additional question I'd add to your lovely insights. We'll see what this inspires in others.

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Re: Bird's Nest

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:06 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

In some way this secret commandment and the commandment given to the Human One (Adam) in the Garden of Eden is connected, and we may say that this corresponds to the tikkune of the sin of Adam and Havvah (Eve) in the Garden of Eden, who ate of the Tree of Knowledge prematurely before the celebration of the first Holy Shabbat and their proper unification in purity and holiness. If Adam and Havvah had honored this single commandment, celebrated the Holy Shabbat and unified with one another in purity and holiness, or the bonds of pure love, on the Eve of Shabbat, the Eternal Shabbat would have dawned for them and they would have been able to eat of the Tree of Life, having True Life without end; eating of this Holy Fruit, so they would have had True Knowledge (Da'at) and they would have become self-generating, having Eternal Life.

Listen and hear, and understand! The Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge are one Holy Tree; they corresponds with the Holy Tree in Yichud (Unity), and the Holy Tree in Perud, and specifically they correspond with Da'at in Yichud and Da'at in Perud, the Knowledge of God in union with God and the Knowledge of God in separation from God.

If we wish to consider what this means we may contemplate the Knowledge of God in the Torah and Old Testament, which is Da'at in Perud, versus the Knowledge of God in the Holy Gospel, which is Knowledge of God in Yichud. The difference is so striking that in ignorance, those lacking understanding and wisdom propose that the God of the Old Testament and God of the New Testament are two different gods, although in truth there is only One God and the distinction is in the generations of the Human One, and the evolution of human souls, human consciousness, and is in our Da'at, Knowledge of God, whether in the illusion of separation from God or in the realization of unification with God.

If Adam and Havvah had celebrated the Holy Shabbat, unified with one another and with God in the bonds of pure love, so eating of the fruit of the Holy Tree they would have acquired Da'at in Yichud - Da'at of Atzilut; but instead, eating prematurely, it became to them Da'at in Perud - Da'at of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, or the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the illusion of separation.

Instead of the love of God (Ahava), the fear of God (Pachad) came over them, and on account of this the Mercy of God (Hesed) became the Judgment of God (Gevurah); the Law and Judgment came into play because of this, instead of Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace. God save us from the ignorance that brings us into this bondage and keeps us in this bondage!

It is interesting, for this secret commandment is founded upon a fundamental dogma of the Knowledge of God in separation, and in effect it perpetuates that ignorance. The fundamental dogma is this: "It is impossible for the soul of a human being to enter into full and conscious union with God and Godhead, and therefore it is impossible to embody God." This fundamental dogma, of course, is why many in Judaism could not recognize and receive the Messiah, because they could not conceive of Da'at in Yichud, only Da'at in Perud - Knowledge of God in nearness to God, not in union with God. Ironically, mainstream Christianity has done much the same with its dogmas and doctrines, proclaiming the spiritual realization embodied in our Elder Brother, Yeshua Messiah, impossible for us, and teaching a radical separation between the Messiah and us, and God and us. In this the golden thread of actual Light Transmission and actual self-realization in the Messiah has been virtually lost; but thanks be to God, in this time of the Second Coming it is being restored among us and the Gospel of Truth (Amet) is being preached once again! Praise God!

Now here we may say, receiving the Spirit of the Messiah, the Supernal Anointing, so we are gifted the "Mother Bird," the Supernal Shekinah, along with the fruit of the Tree of Life, Da'at in Yichud, if we are willing to co-labor with the Holy Spirit and Light to progress in the Gospel, and to realize and embody the indwelling Messiah in full. The nature of this gift is a Fiery Intelligence, which becomes the experience of the Perfect Thunder Intelligence in conscious unification with the Messiah and El Elyon; when souls are unified with the Messiah and Ruach Elohim in this way, they become as Supernal Adam, "male and female in one Body of Light," self-generating as a Sun of Heaven, Sun of God, embodied.

This, of course, corresponds with the Realm of the Sacred Tau (Shin-Tau), for as we know a true Anointed Tzaddik is like a Spiritual Sun in Community, a generator of endless Light-power while they walk in this world, giving Life and Light to the Anointed Community; and with them, so all who are in Community labor for this spiritual realization in the Messiah, and labor for the generation of Light-power for the world, seeking to give Life and Light to the world as co-redeemers with Messiah Yeshua.

As we have shared elsewhere in our contemplation of the Wisdom of Tau, there is a unique realization and embodiment of the Spirit of the Messiah with each initiate in Anointed Community, and there is a unique Habad with each initiate, and there are unique prayers and spiritual works each initiate can accomplish, unique tikkunim of the world, the world of angels and archangels, and the World of the Sefirot, that only they can accomplish, corresponding with their unique essence or divine spark; hence, their True Will, or the Will of God for them. As an initiate enacts their True Will, all of the Divine Powers move in harmony with them, and Divine Grace takes up the action, Ruach Elohim moves with, in and through them, and manifests as them, accomplishing the Great Work they are destined and ordained to do. In this something unique of the Sefirot of Construction becomes actualized and realized, and there is a unique coupling of Zer Anpin and Nukva. Thus, through Tzaddik and Anointed Community there is a progressive and ongoing realization of the World of the Sefirot, world of archangels and angels, and This World (Olam Ha-Zeh).

This corresponds with the generations of the Human One in the Order of Regeneration; hence, Self-generation, Self-realization in the Messiah.

There is an open secret that we must share. If we have faith and love, and we have received our Anointing, and we cleave to the Risen Messiah, Tzaddik and Community, we abide in the Sanctuary of Grace; yet more, we abide in a Union of Grace - the truth of the innate union of the inmost part of our soul with God and Godhead. In other words, you are already "there," where you wish to be, standing among the holy and enlightened ones, but you must recognize and realize this, and therefore live according to this Truth (Amet), and so embody this Truth and Light.

This Truth and Light is within you this very day! Hallelu Yah!

We may gain understanding of this through encountering a true Holy Tzaddik, for they live according to the Truth and Light revealed in their experience, and they are zealous for Yahweh, the Light Continuum; in all things they seek the Kingdom of God and its righteousness first, laboring with zeal for the salvation of souls first and foremost in their lives. We may look to their example, for when there are spiritual works to be done, or there is a time of empowerment in the Continuum and Community, they will not be distracted by matters of the world, and will not turn away from the Continuum and Community to attend to matters of the world, but rather, they will enact their Anointing, and focus on the Continuum and Community, serving the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. In other words, their focus will be on self-generation, giving Light and Life to Anointed Community, manifesting the Continuum of Light Transmission in circle, with their companions, in the love of Yahweh - zeal for Yahweh. In so doing they will reveal and demonstrate, the zeal, the passion, through which actual Self-generation and Self-realization comes into being and is embodied.

This Truth and Light is present within us, but we must bring it forth from within us, living according to it and embodying it.

We wish to have this zeal, this faith and love, for it is in this that we can actually accomplish the spiritual works and mission our soul has come into this life to do - the ultimate purpose for which we have been sent here by God, or "put here by God."

We are here to tend and to till the Garden of Eden, which is to say the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

May we be set ablaze with the Holy Spirit and attend to our sacred trust with zeal. Amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
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Fledgling Interior Stars

#9 Postby Elder Gideon » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:58 am

Shabbat Shalom Tau Malachi:

Thanks and praise to Our Lady for these insights into the Bird's Nest. I'm most grateful for the subtlety you've drawn out of a single Tree in the Garden, manifesting a da'at of union or separation, according to the consciousness approaching. I'm hearing how literally the radiance of our mind--our expectation--precedes us from within us.

The mystery of Mother Bird, Her Nest, and seven eggs (becoming fledglings) has been continuing for me in another vein. You've recently reminded us of the overlap between Yesod of Atzilut and Da'at of Beriyah, how the realm of Yihud and Perud are interwoven as a spectrum. As shefa and ruhaniyot flow through the Tree of Life (Atzilut) and are received in Malkut of Atzilut, all the everflow, abundance, and breath of the Holy One is distributed to where all is willed and intended, empowering all Divine beings-forces and souls. All that is abiding in awareness of the Divine is nourished. On the other hand, if and as there are ever breaches in this flow, shefa and ruhaniyot leak, are diverted and nourish the Tree of Knowledge (Beriyah, Yetzirah, Asiyah), sustaining the dominion of archonic and even demonic beings-forces over souls. Perhaps this is a kind of metaphysical ecology necessary for everything Divine incubating even within qlippot to awaken, hatch, and shed what obscured or separated it from its holy source.

To bring this huge picture home within ourselves, I'm reminded of what actually holds or diverts shefa and ruhaniyot: the purity of the foundations of consciousness: the yesodot. These foundations have elemental qualities of space, air, fire, water, and earth, their purity, their similitude with Ain, being their transparency and receptivity to the Pure Radiant Awareness of Ain. Below is quote that can't really be broken, one which you wrote January 22 this year in the topic of "Handmaidens" from the Divine and Sacred Feminine Forum viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2592 It is quoted because it so essentially explains the shift between yihud and perud in this overlapping zone of Yesod of Atzilut and Da'at of Beriyah. My question depends upon this quote which expands beautifully upon the Mother Bird and her Nest of eggs becoming fledglings:

As we know, the Supernals are a unity, inseparable from one another, and more than a unity they are a singularity. Thus, Binah corresponds with the pure radiant awareness, or the Clear Light pervading infinite space, within which is the potential of the primordial elements of consciousness, all concealed in this singularity. This is the most subtle and sublime aspect of consciousness, the primordial foundation or ground of all (Kol), and it is likened to the experience of union with the light of a crystal clear predawn sky. Abiding in this Clear Light Union, there is the experience of Ain, no self, no I-thought, just pure radiant awareness, pure beingness, and it is from this that the Great Vision arises. First there is an arising of the primordial elements of consciousness in their innate purity as sound-vibration, and this corresponds with Da’at, and from this five essential lights appear, which give rise to rays, geometrical patterns of light, light forms and light realms, and all manner of light beings within them; this corresponds with the Six, or the directions of the sacred circle, and the entire radiant display that appears, the manifestation of this energetic arising, corresponds with Malkut. This is an arising of the sacred circle, or all reality, in pure vision, free from self-grasping, attachment and aversion – no I-thought, and therefore it is an experience of Sacred Unity, one’s mind, consciousness or soul completely inseparable from the radiant or magical display that appears; in a manner of speaking, this Pleroma of Light is within one’s being and one’s being is within this Pleroma of Light.

This Great Vision of the primordial elements of consciousness arising in their innate purity, in Pure Radiant Awareness, or Non-dual Gnostic Awareness, corresponds with Atzilut, and the primordial elements of consciousness in their potential, concealed in a singularity before arising, corresponds with Adam Kadmon.

Here we can share and open secret. The Clear Light Foundation corresponds with the Virgin Mother, the Virgin of Light, and the Presence of Awareness corresponds with the Son, and the entire energetic or radiant display corresponds with the Holy Bride, or Daughter; the essence and nature of the Mother and Daughter are the same, Clear Light, and in the experience of pure vision in Ain, no self, no I-thought, Mother and Daughter Clear Light arise in unity, and are One (Achad).

This Great Vision is the experience of the Sacred Unity underlying all, the Supernal and Primordial Universe – Realm of Yichud, the Pleroma of Light, and as an experience of Sacred Unity, so it is an experience of Unconditional Love, or Boundless Compassion; there is no mistaking this experience for one in impure vision, for with this experience there is a Supernal Influx and a radical transformation of consciousness, or radical spiritual conversion – the generation of the Sacred Heart.

If and when this Great Vision arises as an experience of pure vision in Ain (no self, no I-thought) it corresponds with the realization of Eheieh, the Divine I Am, or I Shall Be; there is only the Holy One of Being (the Bornless One), there is no “other.”

If and when this Great Vision arises as an experience of impure vision in Ani (self, I-thought), whether subtle or gross, so there is an arising in the illusion of separation, more or less, and there is self-grasping, attachment and aversion, and instead of the vision of the Realm or Yichud, a vision of the Realm of Perud arises, whether corresponding with the level of Beriyah, Yetzirah or Asiyah. If this impurity is subtle, then the vision arising will correspond with Beriyah, and if it is stronger, then the vision arising will correspond with Yetzirah, but if manifest full force, in complete ignorance, then the vision arising will correspond with Asiyah, the karmic vision, or vision of ignorance, of most ordinary souls in incarnation.

These are four different grades of the experience of Malkut, or the sacred circle, and as perhaps you might imagine, there are countless gradations within these four grades.

Basically speaking, Malkut, or the sacred circle, corresponds with our experience and perception of reality, and the Divine, whether in incarnation, or waking consciousness, sleep and dream, or the in-betweens of the afterlife; it is the radiant or magical display of consciousness we experience at any given moment, in any dimension of consciousness, and whether peaceful, blissful or wrathful – in Mercy, Compassion or Judgment, depends entirely upon our state of mind, the sense of self or I-thought that arises, and the play of self-grasping, attachment and aversion. As we know very well in our experience, self-grasping, attachment and aversion are founded upon the sense of self or I-thought that arises, which generates the illusion of separation and distorts our perception of the reality of our experience and the Divine, more or less, so that generally speaking, we do not perceive Reality as It Is, or God as God Is, but rather our perceptions are distorted, or obstructed, by our attachments and aversions (desires and fears), and all manner of preconceptions, preconditions and expectations. In truth, in order to look and see, and listen and hear, and know Reality as It Is, and God as God Is, Ani must become Ain, the self, the I-thought, must disappear; for only then are we free from self-grasping, attachment and aversion to look and see, and listen and hear, in purity, or clarity.


My question regards the seven eggs-fledglings corresponding to the Seven Sefirot of Construction, which, in our lineage, are the seven interior stars of one's subtle body of energy. When the five essential lights are contemplated as a kind of halo above or about the head, as is practiced in more than one Palace of Light meditation with Partzuf, what rays 'down' through the central channel way are the interior stars. What happens to this mystery of Da'at when considered as a Nest of seven interior stars? Are 'eggs' stars unconscious, asleep in Perud? Are fledglings stars conscious, awake in Yihud?

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Re: Bird's Nest

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:22 pm

Grace and peace to you from Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, and from Yeshua Messiah!

Beautiful insight dear brother, delving into another layer of mystery concerning this “secret commandment.” How wonderful!

First there is a need for clarification. As we know, when human beings cleave to their source, and unify with their source, returning to God, the flow of influxes of the Upper, or Inner, Sefirot flow through Yesod of Atzilut into Malkut of Atzilut, and Malkut, the Holy Shekinah, is manifestation in her full glory and power. The earth, and all worlds of creation, are blessed in this way, and these blessings flow into Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, corresponding with a strengthening and increase of archangelic and angelic powers, as well as the celestial intelligences and luminous elemental forces, and all manner of luminous spirits, or “spirits of righteousness.” Conversely, when human beings do not purify and sanctify themselves, and do not cleave and unify with their source, or do not return to God, instead of the influxes flowing into Malkut of Atzilut, they are “diverted,” as it were, and they flow into klippah of Malkut, feeding the dominion of the klippot, the Other Side. Thus, instead of strengthening and increasing divine beings-forces in Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, they strengthen and increase the dominion of the demiurge and archons, and the demonic powers, along with the malevolent celestial spirits, and all manner of deceiving unclean and evil spirits. God forbid! Thus, either way, influxes, blessings, flow from Malkut of Atzilut into the Holy Sefirot as they manifest in Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah; but it is a question of what this flow of spiritual power generates and feeds, whether good or evil, or admixture. This, in turn, determines the state of affairs and what transpires within our world, and all worlds of creation, as well as what transpires in the heavens and various realms associated with these countless world; the balance of spiritual forces, and the play of fate and fortune, and destiny, is determined in this way, by the thoughts, words and actions of “human beings” who are co-creators with God, for good or evil, for better or for worse. Thus, our thoughts, words and actions, and how we live, whether in a godly, enlightened way, or ungodly, unenlightened way, matters a great deal; much more than most individuals realize.

If we unify ourselves with our source, Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, so the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge is unified in our experience; this corresponds with the experience of Supernal or Messianic Consciousness in which a soul is aware of Atzilut, the World of the Sefirot, and Yahweh, within and behind the reality of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, or all that appears. Thus, in Supernal Realization there is awareness of One God, and One Holy Tree; hence, the inseparability of Yichud and Perud, or the Entirety and Pleroma.

There is an open secret that we may share here. In some way, all in a mystery, when Malkut and Yesod (or Tiferet) are not united through contemplation, prayer and meditation, and the worship of God, or souls returning to God, instead of flowing into and through Malkut, the influxes flow through the klippah of Malkut, and are impure, tainted and corrupted with darkness or evil; when this happens, Da’at of Beriyah flowing out of Yesod of Atzilut becomes sorely admixed, hence the generation of archonic and demonic forces, along with divine forces – the great conflict of forces arises in this way. As we know, Hokmah and Binah, and Da’at, in Atzilut, Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah correspond with mochin, “intelligences” or “mentalities,” and therefore this generation of forces of impurity and evil correspond with impure and evil intelligences or mentalities, which are not aligned and in harmony with Ratzon Elyon (the Will of the Most High) and the Habad of Atzilut; instead, these are intelligences or mentalities of self-will, and self-grasping, desire and fear – the “Self-willed Triple Power” (Demiurge). This, of course, affects the arising of the Sefirot of Construction in Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah; on account of this, they arise in impurity, more or less.

Put in a simple way, it is impure mentalities that distort, corrupt and obstruct the flow of ruhaniyot and shefa, and that distances souls from God, or that prevents souls from returning to God, preventing their realization and ascension, or enlightenment and liberation; hence, the vision of ignorance, or karmic vision, in the illusion of separation, or delusion of lack.

This explains teachings in Gnostic gospels concerning the gross and subtle confusion of good and evil in our world and throughout the entirety (Perud), good being called “evil” and evil being called “good.” You see, this is all on account of impure mentalities, gross and subtle, which arise in the ignorance, the illusion of separation, and the play of self-will and self-grasping, and desire and fear in self-grasping. On account of this souls are not able to experience Pure Vision, and so do not know and understand the Light Continuum, or the “Kingdom of God and its righteousness,” in order to serve it and reintegrate with it, but instead, often, while thinking they are doing “good” and “serving God” they oppose the Will of God (or their True Will), severing a lesser will, their own self-will in ignorance. These impure mentalities and influences of deceiving unclean and evil spirits can be so powerful that even if a tzaddik or maggid, a “saint or angel,” were to point out the error, very often a soul would not believe them, or would not see it that way, or, is receiving the instruction and guidance of a tzaddik or maggid would swiftly forget and fall, once again, into the same impure mentality. Liberation from these mentalities requires the power of the Spirit of God – Light Transmission, and it requires deep prayer and meditation, and contemplation; a continuum of prayer without ceasing with great zeal, or passionate faith and devotion.

To receive guidance out of this labyrinth of impure mentalities requires divine assistance, the help of a Savior, and guidance from the Spirit of God, tzaddikim and maggidim; but receiving this guidance is dependent upon strong faith and devotion, otherwise in unbelief, lacking faith, we will not listen and hear, and will follow the Spirit of the Lord in complete surrender, or submission.

We have spoken of this secret commandment in the context of the macrocosm, but we may also understand it in the context of the microcosm, just as you have pointed out dear brother, certainly so! As much as the Holy Sefirot encircle, or surround us, so also they are within us; the interior stars (or “chakras”) are manifestations of the Holy Sefirot within us, within our subtle body, and the various aspects of our soul are manifestations of the Holy Sefirot within us. The mother bird and the nest, which corresponds with Habad – or the Supernals, is the Transcendent Star, or “eighth star,” above the head, and the eggs or fledglings are the seven interior stars from crown to root, corresponding with the Sefirot of Construction from Hesed to Malkut.

Listen and hear, and understand! The very same play in the flow of ruhaniyot and shefa through the Holy Sefirot in the macrocosm happens in the microcosm, or human beings, and therefore all that we have said concerning the flow of influxes and how those influxes manifest, whether divine, archonic or demonic transpires within us. This is how through contemplation, prayer and meditation, and the worship of God – a return to God, we are able to unify Malkut with the Upper Sefirot, and so bring down the blessings, or influxes, of the World of this Sefirot into This World; for as this happens within the microcosm, in us, in our body of light and soul, so a corresponding manifestation is brought about in the World of the Sefirot, something of Atzilut being actualized, realized and embodied in us. As perhaps you might imagine, the greater the influx of the Holy Light from above, the greater the generation of these interior stars in us, and the greater the awakening and uplifting of the serpent power in us, the greater our knowledge and power to bring about the unification, tikkune, of the World of the Sefirot, and the greater our power to strengthen and increase the influence of the Divine Powers in This World, or to receive the Supernal Influx in This World. We see this with great tzaddikim, and the Light Presence we encounter in them, and their capacity of Light Transmission, and the great Light-power they are able to generate through their self-realization in the Messiah; hence, we witness it in their knowledge and power, and the manifestation of the Spirit of the Messiah with, in and through them, and as them, in self-generation.

In order to receive the full Supernal Influx, and in order to uplift the full Force of the Serpent Power, however, requires the opening of the interior star, or rather, their full generation; hence, the “eggs” must “hatch,” and the “fledglings” must be “nourished” to their maturation.

If there can be impure, klippotic manifestations of the Sefirot at the level of Beriyah, Yetzirah and Asiyah, as you might surmise, there can also be impure, klippotic manifestations of the interior stars, light from above, and serpent power; in other words, there can be admixed and evil manifestations of the serpent power, and in place of the True Light, very often souls cleave to false, impure lights. When this happens, of course, it is because of an impure or corrupted mentality; a klippah or karmic encrustation of the Transcendent Star, which then manifests as a klippot generation of the interior stars.

Here it must be said, that in truth the Transcendent Star, and the crown star, are the Virgin Mother, which is to say there is no impurity in them; there is no taint, trace, stain, mark or corruption in them whatsoever! Through unclean and evil mentalities, however, the influxes of the Transcendent Star and crown star become distorted and corrupted with impurities, misconceptions and misperceptions in self-grasping and self-will, and the play of desire and fear born of the ignorance, the illusion of separation. Thus, the Holy Light and the primordial elements of consciousness abide in innate purity, as do the inner aspects of our soul, but through impure mentalities of self-grasping and self-will there is an arising in impurity, and therefore the reality of our experience, the radiant or magical display of our mind, manifests in impurity – the vision of ignorance, karmic vision. Thus, souls look, but do not see, listen, but do not hear, Reality as It Is, or God as God Is; they “see” and “hear” through the filters of their mentality, their self-cherishing, attachments and aversions.

In this, perhaps, you may understand why baptism, a rite of purification, is essential in our Initiation, and likewise why my beloved tzaddik taught, “The essence of self-realization, or the entire spiritual journey, is self-purification.”

In terms of the interior stars arising in impurity or purity, as manifestation of the klippot or Sefirot, remember what is taught in the oral tradition concerning the reception of Mirya of Magdala by the Lord, that he exorcised seven demons from within her, and established seven angels in their place, and likewise, before taking her into the wilderness to teach and initiate her in private, two disciples were charged with baptizing her, enacting a rite of purification with her, opening the way for her anointing and reception. This, of course, is a teaching concerning this mystery, and corresponds with our need to purify ourselves of impure mentalities, first those of gross impurity, and then those of subtle impurity. God help us in this labor of cleansing and sanctifying ourselves!

What transpires when we are purified of impure mentalities, or impure worldviews, Adonai Yeshua speaks very clearly: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8). Interestingly enough, this Beatitude corresponds with the brow star, which is said to be the seat of our holy neshamah, our heavenly and supernal soul; hence, a pointing to how we enter into the vision of experience (Light Transmission), which leads to Pure Vision – the Vision of Enlightenment, or the Great Vision of Melchizedek.

What we are discussing here is an important teaching for advanced initiates, or senior companions, and for lineage-holders, all who are laboring for a full self-generation and self-realization in the Messiah within this lifetime; for our initial spiritual awakening is in impurity, more or less, and in our process of bringing our spiritual awakening to maturation and fruition, there is a need to recognize, and purify, increasingly subtler manifestations of impure mentalities until, indeed, our heart is pure and we can look and seek Reality as It Is and God as God Is – hence, the arising of the Great Vision and breakthrough into Supernal or Messianic Consciousness.

This process of an ongoing self-purification is very interesting, for as we purify ourselves of gross and subtle impure mentalities, how we hear the teachings of the Gospel and Holy Kabbalah, or the Living Word and Wisdom of God, will be very different; our knowledge and understanding of the teachings will go through radical transformations and evolutions – in effect it will be as though entirely new teachings and revelations are received, another Gospel and Kabbalah than we were able to see and hear before will emerge.

As we progress in the Way, the Gospel, it is good to remember this as we receive instructions and guidance from our tzaddik, for at times they will share reflections and give guidance from a very different mentality than our own, a very different vision than our own, and in faith and love we are wise to try to listen and hear their guidance, and follow it, even when we are not immediately able to look and see, listen and hear, exactly what they are seeing and hearing, and know. At the outset, reflections of gross impure mentalities are relatively easy to point out and relatively easy to see if we desire to hear the pointing out and are willing to see them, but the subtler impure mentalities are not so easy to hear pointed out or see, even if we wish to see and hear. Remembering this, it is important to contemplate the instructions and guidance of our tzaddik, and to prayer and meditate upon them, and seek to follow them, so that we might see and hear, and know, and realize our inner tzaddik and the Messiah indwelling us.

Now, here we can share something concerning the deeper wisdom in this secret commandment. The Transcendent Star, or the True Star that Messiah Yeshua teaches his disciples to follow, that Holy Star corresponds with the infinite and exhaustless potential of the Spark of the Divine (yechidah) that is the inmost aspect of our soul, and the Supernal Light, or Supernal Force, of that Holy Spark (hayyah); hence, this Holy Star corresponds with our being in the Supernal Universe, or the World-To-Come. The holy and enlightened ones, or perfect tzaddikim, who enter into Supernal Realization are able to rest in that “Nest,” and are able to run and return, or “fly out” from it and return to repose in it; hence, a conscious repose and movement in unification with the Messiah and El Elyon, or the Divine I Am (Eheieh). As we know, very little is spoken in our Christian Kabbalah of this Holy Star, or the experience of the Supernal Universe that corresponds with it, for the Habad of Atzilut and Adam Kadmon (Yichud) is makifin in This World. Thus, pointing at this true Mochin Gadlut of the Transcendent Star (Supernals), or hinting at it, what is spoken about is the seven interior stars, the reception of the Holy Light from above and the awakening of the serpent power; hence, the mother bird is “left behind,” while the fledglings or eggs are “gathered in” – the mother bird is not spoken about, but the fledglings or eggs are!

Joined with teachings on the generation of the body of light, the reception of the Holy Light from above, generation of the interior stars and awakening of the serpent power, of course, there is an ongoing energetic transmission, or Light Transmission, through the person of our tzaddik, that sparks and nourishes this awakening of our energetic being, our soul, and that may facilitate the direct experience of this Holy Star, or true Mochin Gadlut – Supernal or Messianic Consciousness. The Truth (Amet) of this Mochin Gadlut (Big Mentality) is makifin, and cannot be spoken in This World, but souls can enter into direct experience of it while, as yet, in This World, and something of this Light-presence and Light-power can be embodied, and when it is embodied, it transmits or communicates itself in This World, drawing souls into direct experience of the Supernal Universe or World-To-Come (the true kingdom of heaven); hence, leading them in a return to God, or full reintegration with the Light Continuum, Yahweh.

At the outset, when it is said that the Kingdom of Heaven is within and all around us we have many concepts and vital sentiments about the “Kingdom of Heaven,” or “Kingdom of God” – conceptions born of impure mentalities; the more we enter into direct experience of Malkut of Atzilut, or Shekinah of the Messiah, however, the more our mentalities are purified, and the more true knowledge, understanding and wisdom we will have of the Kingdom of Heaven and its righteousness (tzaddikim, maggidim), and how to do well in our service to the Kingdom of Heaven and God, the True Light. To this end, we strive first for the Kingdom of God and its righteousness, understanding that in this way we will embody the Light-presence and Light-power, and “it will go well with us,” everything we need being given to us, or accomplished for us, by Divine Grace.

Of one who comes in with this Supernal Anointing (Messiah) it is written in Isaiah, “The Spirit of Yahweh shall rest upon him, the Spirit of Hokmah and Binah, the Spirit of Hesed and Gevurah, the Spirit of Da’at and the Pachad (or Ahava) of Yahweh. His delight shall be in the Pachad (or Ahava) of Yahweh” – or the zeal of Yahweh, the Light Continuum (11:2-3).

This is corresponds realization of the Anointed Tzaddik, or Gnostic Apostle, and is the noble ideal of Anointed Community; hence, to embody the Spirit of the Messiah, Ruach Elohim, Ruach Yahweh, in full, and so experience full reintegration with the Light Continuum (Yahweh, Yeshua).

Yahweh delivers! Hallelu Yah! Amen.

This is enough, Shaddai, amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
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Throne Nest

#11 Postby Elder Gideon » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:51 am

Shalom Friends!

Put in a simple way, it is impure mentalities that distort, corrupt and obstruct the flow of ruhaniyot and shefa, and that distances souls from God, or that prevents souls from returning to God, preventing their realization and ascension, or enlightenment and liberation; hence, the vision of ignorance, or karmic vision, in the illusion of separation, or delusion of lack. [...] Liberation from these mentalities requires the power of the Spirit of God – Light Transmission, and it requires deep prayer and meditation, and contemplation; a continuum of prayer without ceasing with great zeal, or passionate faith and devotion.

Thank you, Tau Malachi, for clarifying Malkut of Atzilut and Malkut in qlippot. To what the people cleave is what manifests. It's quite simple, really, how the Sefirot of Construction about us are manifest as the sefirot within us, all arising according to our mentality, ignorant or aware. You've shared how we need a constant continuum of prayer, meditation, study, contemplation, and spiritual companionship to refine our mentality giving rise to our experience of this mystery. The hub of this continuum is Tzaddik, internal and external, who for us in this generation is an interactive embodiment with Messiah, reminding me very much of +David's insight of the Pelican, nourishing the seven-fold spectrum our interior life with energy that upgrades our mentality.

This contemplation of energetic nourishment sent me this morning in prayer to the image of the Nest as the Mother's Throne of Grace:

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

Traditionally, a throne, aral, is an attribute of Binah, teaching that it is She, God the Mother, who grants authority, boons, and charisma (spiritual gifts). With our Christian Kabbalah, this famous image and mystery from Hebrews is clearly speaking of how, by the grace of Yeshua Messiah, Redeemer and Revealer, we ascend to greater and greater mentalities. Remembering that the nest has been attributed to Da'at and the Mother the Bird, I'm finding a nuance here of Throne as Nest. Rather than something vertically outside of and above me, I'm contemplating the Throne Nest as a surrounding, concentric reality.

As nests are circularly woven and shaped, I'm reminded of circular emanations of sefirot: the environmental energy. Eggs are shaped parallel with and inseparable from the environmental fabric of the nest. With time, they hatch, sitting upright, perpendicular to their encircling home. We also begin in a circular womb until we are born and grow upright, perpendicular to the ground. Being upright, whether as a fledgling or baby, begins another mystery reminding me of linear emanations of sefirot: the individuation of energy.

Feeling in these mysteries of the Bird's Nest, the Throne of Grace is where, "We may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need," a transcendent and concentric habad surrounding us and within us. Revealed by our Great High Priest, Yeshua Messiah, requiring his birth, baptism, and ransom to open the Way to this holy mentality, we also must choose the mentality into which we wish to enter and indwell. If I'm on the mark linking Throne and Nest this far, I'm hoping to hear how we may further this dynamism of mentalities arising around us and within us by way of what has been introduced to us of circular and linear emanations.

Gratefully,

Elder Gideon

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Re: Bird's Nest

#12 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:45 am

Grace and peace to you from Yahweh Elohim Shaddai, and Yeshua Messiah!

The Throne of Glory, the Throne of Grace, this is Binah, or rather Imma, and the formation of the Holy Throne corresponds with the Seven Sefirot of Construction of Imma.

Now here we can say something concerning the vision of God, or the Messiah, on the Holy Throne, and the vision of God, or the Messiah, in the Holy Chariot. The Holy Throne corresponds to the King in his palace, Binah, and so corresponds with the ascension of the soul to the palace, and court, and Holy Throne to gaze upon, and commune with, The-One-Enthroned, the King or Queen. The Holy Chariot corresponds to the King going out of his palace, and going out into the land among the people, and so corresponds with the descent of the King, or Shekinah, God “coming down,” as it were, so that we might look and see, listen and hear, and receive, a revelation of God, the King or Queen. In this, perhaps, you may understand that to approach the Throne of Grace, or Throne of Glory, or any other manifestation of the Holy Throne, corresponds with an ascension of the soul, or consciousness, a cleaving to and entering, or unification with, the corresponding gradation of Binah. As an example, the Throne of Glory corresponds with Binah in Beriyah, while the Throne of Grace corresponds with Binah in Atzilut, and Imma. If and when a soul ascends and enters the Supernal Palace, and Supernal Court, and therefore approaches the Holy Throne, so the palace and the court will surround them; the precincts and chambers of the palace correspond with heavenly realms, the court with the inmost heaven, and the Holy Throne corresponds with the greatest nearness to The-One-Enthroned, Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, or Adonai Messiah. Then, of course, for those souls that receive the fullness of Supernal Grace, there is the Supernal Bridal Chamber, the bridal chamber representing unification with the Messiah in El Elyon, and thus corresponds with the enthronement of that holy and enlightened soul in union with God and Godhead.

In this, perhaps, you may recall the vision of the holy court in Apocalypse, the Holy One and Lamb enthroned in the center, surrounded by an array of elders crowned and enthroned, along with the souls of other tzaddikim, righteous ones, and countless hosts of maggidim, angels. If one ascends and approaches the Throne of Grace, passing in ascent through the heavens, one will be surrounded by this Holy Court, or this Great Luminous Assembly of the Supernal Abode, and one will acquire Da’at of Atzilut, full Knowledge of God through direct experience of Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, and Yeshua Messiah.

Here it must be said that we must not be confused concerning the office of the high priest; this most holy and exalted office corresponds with souls who become the Messiah to a world-system, and who enact a complete self-offering for the salvation of souls and redemption of the world. In this world, on earth, Adonai Yeshua Messiah is the holy and enlightened one who is high priest, for he is the firstborn from among the dead, he is The Messiah. We must not confuse the holy and enlightened tzaddikim who are true priests of this Divine Order with the high priest, for Yeshua Messiah holds that office in our stream of Light Transmission. It may be that in revelation of the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation, and in unification with the Risen Messiah, we glimpse something of the Supernal Truth and Glory of the high priest, the Risen Messiah, with a living tzaddik, but we must not confuse the holy tzaddik in revelation and Light Transmission with the high priest.

As an example, Yohanan and Yeshua both receive the Holy Dove, the full Supernal Influx, and embody the same Supernal Realization, and enact a full self-offering for the salvation of souls and redemption of the world. The death of Yohanan, however, is on account of sin, or karma from a previous incarnation, and he is not The Messiah, or High Priest, but rather, Adonai Yeshua, who is without sin, is The Messiah – the first born from among the dead and revealer of the Great Resurrection and Ascension; hence, he is the High Priest. Thus, Adonai Yeshua is worthy of all praise and honor as the Messiah, the firstborn Son of God and high priest of our Holy Order.

Here we may say, the Holy Court of the Supernal Abode corresponds with holy and enlightened souls of this Universal Order – the Order of Melchizedek; these are souls who have received Da’at (or Habad) of Atzilut, Knowledge of the Messiah and El Elyon.

Until the coming of the Messiah, although a few holy and enlightened ones came into the world with this Da’at, the Light Transmission of the Throne of Grace was not manifest in this world; thus, souls could not ascend to the Throne of Grace from this world, but could ascend only as far as the Throne of Glory – hence, the visions of many great prophets. Enoch, Melchizedek, Moses, Elijah and Elisha had this Da’at, as did the prophet Miriam, but the Supernal Light Transmission was not manifest and impart by them; this transpires through Adonai Yeshua Messiah in the resurrection, opening the way for all to ascend who desire a full return to God.

This ascent of the soul to the Throne of Glory, and beyond to the Throne of Grace, however, requires great kavvanah, focused intention, and great devekut, passionate yearning and cleaving. If and when there is one single desire in the heart and one single thought in the mind, and that holy desire and thought is of Christ and God, and no other, then a soul may ascend to the Throne of Grace, and perchance even enter the bridal chamber, uplifted by Divine Grace and brought into unification by Divine Grace.

In this light we might consider the passage just before the one you quoted, dear brother:

“Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And before him no creature is hidden, but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one to whom we must give an account” (Hebrews 4:12-13).

We know and understand something of this nakedness, or transparency, in our experience of the Light Transmission, yet, it is even more so as the soul ascends from one heaven to another, passing through the chambers of the Holy Palace and entering into the Holy Court to approach the Holy Throne, and the Holy One upon it. If we have passionate faith and love, and we are able to abide in deep hitbodedut, deep prayer-meditation, so through the Grace of the Lamb of God we will be well received, and we will receive Knowledge of God, and God will give Godself to us. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

As perhaps you might imagine, in the ascent of the soul in dream or vision, or in the afterlife, as a soul passes through the seven heavens, wandering in this Holy Palace, it is easy to become distracted and turn aside from the ultimate purpose, greater nearness to God and union with God. If a soul has passionate yearning for a full return to God, however, they will not forget their ultimate purpose, or become distracted and turn aside, for their sole desire and intention is for Knowledge of God in Union with God – their desire is for God, the True Light.

Now concerning eggs and fledglings, first, of course, as has been said, “eggs” correspond to Sefirot with klippot, while fledglings corresponds with Sefirot purified of klippot; fully mature birds, then, would be the Holy Sefirot actualize and realized, their ruhaniyot and shefa embodied in full.

As you have said Gideon, we may also consider the eggs and fledglings as the circular and linear Sefirot, the emanation of the circular Sefirot preceding the emanation of the linear Sefirot; hence, “eggs” and “fledglings.” The circular Sefirot, as I’ve taught elsewhere, correspond with spaces, environments, through which souls and creation evolve and become realized, while the linear Sefirot, which appear in the image and likeness of the Human Being, correspond with the fruits of this evolution and realization of souls and creation.

It is interesting, fledglings are mentioned first, and then eggs, and it ought to be the other way around, given that first there are eggs, and then fledglings. This, however, speaks of the ultimate intention of God in creation present from the very outset; hence, the coming into being of the Son of the Human One (Messiah) who would be able to unite with God and embody God, and therefore bring about the tikkune of God’s creation, or bring about the perfection and completion of creation.

As we know, when the Risen Messiah appears on earth, and ascends, and is enthroned, so the tikkune of the World of the Holy Sefirot is accomplished, both the circular and linear Sefirot.

It is interesting, the kind of mother bird is unspecified in this verse, but we must assume that the simple meaning is kosher, or clean birds, which can be taken and eaten. On the esoteric level, though, considering the secret commandment, and associating the Mother Bird with the Upper Shekinah, as we know in the Holy Kabbalah and Scriptures the Mother Bird would be an eagle or a vulture.

There is a teaching I once heard spoken by Mother Sarah in one of our Zohar discourses in the circle of Tau Elijah, blessed be their names and memories. When she spoke this teaching Elijah broke out in laughter and tears, and gave praise to God, and he said to her, “Countless angels and heavens have just come into being through the words of Yahweh Elohim you have spoken! Hallelu Yah sister!” It was a rapturous moment for us all, a moment of spontaneous Light Transmission, and all manner of inspired new teachings poured out. Praise God! What Mother Sarah said was this, “The Shekinah as the Great Eagle corresponds with the Upper Shekinah, and with the Holy Shekinah in the World-To-Come, for the eagle eats what is alive, and so corresponds with the Shekinah among the living ones, the immortals. The Holy Shekinah as the Great Vulture corresponds to the Lower Shekinah, and with the Holy Shekinah in This World, for the vulture eats what is dead, and abides in the ‘valley of the shadow of death,’ a cognomen of Malkut, the Lower Shekinah. The eagle and the vulture, though, share the same essence and nature, and both soar in the heights, gliding upon the winds; and so it is with the Upper and Lower Shekinah, though united within us, they are exalted and soar far above, and beyond us, and they are move by the Wind of God, Ruach Elohim – the Lower Shekinah uplifts the body and soul, and the Upper Shekinah receives the soul when it departs the body, in sleep and dream, or visions in the transference of consciousness, or in the afterlife.”

Given this teaching, here we may say there are two nests, one of Binah, and one of Malkut; the Nest of the Eagle, and Nest of the Vulture. Listen and hear, and understand! The Nest of the Vulture is the appearance of the Messiah in This World, the one who was slain, who died on the cross, and whose body vanished from the tomb; the Nest of the Eagle is the appearance of the Messiah in the resurrection, the heavens, and in the Supernal Abode, or in the World-That-Is-Coming. Indeed, for the Holy Shekinah rests upon him in full, below and above, and as we know the Mother and Daughter are united in him, the fullness of the Holy Shekinah being manifest with, in and through him, and as him; hence, Messiah Yeshua as the high priest of the Order of Melchizedek! Praise the Lord, Adonai!

At present it is not given that I can say more regarding this, but, no doubt, it will certainly extend our contemplation into another day.

Concerning “milk” and “meat” there is this thought that arises: Milk is food given to infants, those who are not fully present, as yet, in the Divine Life; meat is the food of those who are mature, and fully present in the Life Divine – milk corresponds with teachings of faith and meat with teachings of knowledge (gnosis, da’at). The latter corresponds with true salvation, the mystical path (Gnostic Path) that leads to Union with God, or Enlightenment – souls who are called “living ones,” or “immortals.”

We may also say this. That “milk” corresponds with ruhaniyot and shefa drawn down through faith and nearness, and “meat” corresponds with ruhaniyot and shefa drawn down through knowledge and union. In this we may understand “milk” as Indirect Light and “meat” as Direct Light – Direct Supernal Influx; and we may say that “meat” corresponds with the reception of the full spectrum of Light Transmission, which can only be received and integrated through a progress and maturation in the Gospel.

Through Light Transmission wisdom, understanding and knowledge are joined with faith, hope and love; in this the full enlightenment and liberation of souls becomes possible – we can know as we have been known, in union with Christ and God, the True Light. Praise God!

Mother Bird, and Nest, and fledglings and eggs, so many layers of meaning. How lovely!

May we be blessed to mount up on the Wings of the Great Vulture, and yet more, may we be blessed to experience union with She who has the Wings of the Great Eagle! Amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
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