KABBALISM - MAZAL - WISDOM
SYMBOLISM IN A DREAM
by Dee Finney
"She so pervades this lower world ...
Rabbi Joseph 13 th-century.
"Whoever is humble will ultimately cause the Shekinah
to dwell upon this Earth.
WHAT IS KABBALAH?
Kaballah 'The science of the many universes of higher intelligence that serve the Godhead.' The 'revealed science' of working directly in the Light in service to the heirarchies/theophanies of continuity and change within the Father's continuum. Kaballah cannot be understood exclusively in the languages of Man and must be revealed directly by the angel/emissary of YHWH. The student/servant of the scriptures is translated into the higher dimensions where he is directly taught the Knowledge and Wisdom and the discernment of what "to reveal," and "not to reveal," in dealing with the realities of the lower worlds. Kaballah was used by the Brotherhoods of Light in administering to the Adamic peoples of the Earth in previous cycles.
'received tradition' - anciently supposed to have been received from 'Angels' by Adepts in exalted states of consciousness/trance.
'philosophy' of evolution. The universe, with all its planets and worlds and independent beings, was conceived to be the emanation from a primeval substance-principle which some have called God, the Absolute, the Infinite, the All, and so forth. In the Qabalah, this principle which is the One Reality is named the AIN SOPH, the Infinite.
The Sepher haZohar, the most important perhaps of all Qabalistic texts conceives it to be unchangeable, unknowable to the mind, illimitable, unmanifest and absolute.
Beyond all intellectual comprehension in ItSelf, inasmuch as it could never be grasped by a mentality which is but a segment of all its all-inclusiveness, It is stated to be AIN - NOTHING.
Since it does surpass all finite understanding, immutable and boundless as its expanses are to the human mind whose most profound speculation could not approach to the faintest adumbration of what IT IS in ITSELF, it must ever remain a mysterious emptiness - NO THING. ( Israel Regardie )
3-17-01 - The dream takes place in New Berlin, WI. The people are not anyone I knew there, but symbolic.
I was in the house and a pretty young blonde woman asked me to be her bridesmaid. I put on a pretty white shimmering gown. It was gorgeous, but I looked more like the bride than the bride did, so I had to change my dress into something less bride-like so I wouldn't outshine the bride. The bride gave me another of her dresses to put on instead. It was a shimmery pale blue. This dress fit me perfectly as well.
The bride said that she had a gift for the baby who had just been born up the street by the church, which was north from the house which was on 172nd Street. The house and the church were on the same street.
The bride showed me a beautiful pale yellow baby blanket she had in a
garment bag hanging in the closet.
The bride's mother came into the room and saw the baby blanket and got
really angry. She practically screamed, "Nooooo....!" In trying to
describe who the mother looked like, the closest I can come to is Cruella
De Vil from the 101 Dalmatians' cartoon movie. Her voice was
similar as well. She was bone thin.
The bride's mother reached into the garment bag and brought out a fingertip length short fur coat, which looked like maybe Hyena ... it was rough scraggly fur. The baby blanket and the Hyena coat had been hanging side by side in the garment bag. She told me that she had brought that coat back from California especially for me. She tried to make me wear it, but I didn't want a fur coat to start with and this one was particularly ugly.
She left the room, and the bride and I decided that I should take the baby blanket up the street to the church anyway where the baby lived with it's parents.
I was trying to decide whether to stop at another house along the way
and invite a man along who I admired.
The bride's mother decided to drive me there. We got into the car and she drove. In the parking lot was a pale blue car which kept trying to keep the car the bride's mother was driving from going to the church. It didn't try to hit us, but tried to block us from driving. She finally drove fast enough to get away from the light blue car. I hung onto the seat. I was frightened at the way she drove, but didn't say anything. She never did drive to the church, but eventually got out of the car at some point, because she was so angry that the blue car was trying to block us and I had to drive myself there.
The light blue car didn't try to block my car from going to the church,
but when I drove up the road to the church. I had to stop at a stop sign
at the top of the hill at the intersection where National Avenue crossed,
and when I did, the bride's mother suddenly showed up at the door of the
car and pointed a silver gun at me.
The gun was right in my face but I easily was able to grab the gun and wrestle it away from my face and get out of the car. I thought I would break her arm as she wouldn't let go of the gun, but she didn't pull the trigger.
I finally got the gun away from her and rather than punish her, I pulled her into my arms and hugged her a long time. I knew she needed the love energies I was giving to her.
The woman's son came into the room where we ended up. He was wearing a brown suit, and I didn't see his face particularly, but knew he was her son. It seems that he was a religious man. It also seems that he was a preacher/teacher figure.
The woman sat on a bench and right in front of us, her face started to morph ... her face went from old and ugly to younger and younger faces, not all the same person it seemed, but young women, younger and younger, and then she turned into several different metallic-looking silver objects which I can only describe as kitchen size garbage cans which continued to morph and change and got smaller and smaller until the dream ended.
THE SONG OF SOLOMON
Song of Solomon 4:7-9 "Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, May you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.
"You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride; You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace.
4:9-11 "How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, And the fragrance of your oils Than all kinds of spices!
Song of Solomon 4:10-12 "Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Song of Solomon 4:11-13 "A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.
Song of Solomon 5:1-2 "I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers.''
For Kabbalists, mazal is the spiritual pathway bringing the Divine plan down from the upper worlds, to be realized in the creation. The heart of the Divine plan is the ideal, the true purpose of the whole course of the universe. In order to reveal the Divine plan in the physical world, decisions must be made about the circumstances, time, and locale in which each bit of the "meaning of it all" comes to life.
Mazal tov! The standard Jewish blessing for weddings and other simchas might make us wonder how to reconcile the idea of luck, or even fate, with orthodox beliefs in a world directed by God, where everything has a purpose.
The Talmud (Nedarim) states that "there is no mazal for Israel", but that this applies only when we follow God's will
The term mazal describes choices we can not understand or predict. Balls landing on a peg have equal chances of falling to right or to left. Statistically, half go to each side, but we can not foretell which way a given ball will go. This uncertainty, a major factor in science, in quantum and particle physics, for example, is regarded as an element of randomness in the universe. Intuitively, though, something must cause the ball to fall the way it does. For Kabbalists, the reason we can not predict each choice is because it is made on a level above causality. God is totally free.
Mazal gives the universe great flexibilty; natural laws are just approximations. We can change our mazal-fate by pleasing God, since He is free. God directs the world as He chooses. The Divine plan can be accomplished in many ways, each greatly meaningful. The choice is not an accident, but we can still wish our dear ones a good mazal.
We can not relate to a totally unknowable God. Merely submitting because one fears His power is not genuine religious feeling. Through Kabbalism, we can see and relate to God's ways, even coming to share, somewhat, His perspective. This is true religion.
God is considered the groom of Israel, the bride.The groom and bride were married at Mount Sinai. Israel received the Torah, which developed and continues to develop within our people, producing spiritual offspring, the wise and righteous. The words of Torah come to life in a sensitive mind and soul, giving rise to an inspired existence.
The Groom and Bride love each other, and see their own fulfillment through the other. For us earthly beings, life lacks meaning and direction unless we are committed to something higher and more ideal than ourselves. We long to be inspired, and to do something truly worthwhile. Spirituality needs us, too, though. An ideal is finer and more significant when it is realized in practice. Otherwise, it is sterile. The mystical groom and bride need each other.
Many Kabbalists conceive of God as embodying both male and female energies, which were divided during creation as part of the process of emanation. They speak of the shekinah, which in traditional Judaism means the divine presence on earth, as the feminine aspect or mystical bride of God.
In the Kabbalah the Deity manifests simultaneously as Mother and Father and thus begets the Son. We are told that the Holy Spirit is essentially masculine, but the Hebrew word used in the Scriptures to denote spirit is Ruach, a feminine noun. The Holy Spirit is really the Mother, and thus the Christian Trinity properly translated should be Father, Son and Mother. - Migne Gonzalez-Wippler, A Kabbalah for the Modern World
The union of the Shekhinah with the upper sefirot consummates the marriage of male and female elements:
The Shekinah is a Talmudic concept representing God's dwelling and immanence in the created world... It is through the Shekhinah that humans can experience the Divine. The passivity of the Shekinah is often emphasized (equated with its femininity), as the recipient of forces from the higher Sefirot... Human Imagery (Primordial Man)... The Shekinah is often portrayed as a bride or princess whose male lover is the composite of the nine upper sefirot, represented by the prince/bridegroom Tiferet.
The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalist Tree of Life are the attributes or emanations of God and also the path of initiation which unifies in the initiate the male and female attributes of Adam Kadmon, aka "God," to produce the Son. Evidence that the Hebrew Roots embraces the gnostic interpretation of Shekhinah may be found by comparing the Kabbalah with Avi ben Mordecai's promotion of the Sefirot:
The Ten Sefirot of the Kabbalah: The sefirot, Tiferet: "This Sefirah unites all the upper nine powers .Tiferet is the offspring of Hokhmah and Binah. It is often symbolized as a bridegroom or prince who strives to be united with the Shekinah. Their union produces the human soul."
The Shekinah is defined, in traditional Jewish writings, as the "female aspect of God" or the "presence" of the infinite God in the world. She is introduced in the early rabbinical commentaries as the "immanence" or "indwelling" of the living God, whose role as the animating life force of the earth is to balance the transcendent deity.
When Moses encounters the buming bush, he is told to remove his shoes and prepare himself to receive the Shekinah. According to the rabbis, the choice of the simple thom bush as the vehicle for the revelation was to emphasize the Shekinah's presence, since nothing in nature can exist without her
In Proverbs, we are introduced to the Divine Mother as Chochmah (Wisdom), who was present from the time of creation as the loving consort and coarchitect with the YHVH, who also reflects the association of the Shekinah with humanity.
Using an ancient term for the indwelling or presence of God, the Kabbalists employed Shekhinah to symbolize a particular realm within the divine world. Described as daughter, bride, mother, moon, sea, faith, wisdom, speech, and a myriad of other figures, usually but not always feminine by fact or association, the Shekhinah is the chief object of both the divine and human search for wholeness and perfection. She is the bride of God within God, mother of the world and feminine side of the divine self, in no way fully separable from the male self of God.
PROVERBS AND WISDOM
Proverbs 1:1-3 To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,
Proverbs 1:6-8 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:19-21 Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square;
Proverbs 2:1-3 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
Proverbs 2:5-7 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Proverbs 2:6-8 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Proverbs 2:9-11 For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
Proverbs 3:12-14 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
Proverbs 3:18-20 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
Proverbs 3:20-22 My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
Proverbs 4:4-6 Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Proverbs 4:6-8 ""The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
Proverbs 4:10-12 I have directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.
Proverbs 5:1-2 My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;
Proverbs 7:3-5 Say to wisdom, ""You are my sister,'' And call understanding your intimate friend;
Proverbs 8:1-2 Does not wisdom call, And understanding lift up her voice?
Proverbs 8:4-6 ""O naive ones, understand prudence; And, O fools, understand wisdom.
Proverbs 8:10-12 ""For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.
Proverbs 8:11-13 ""I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 8:13-15 ""Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
Proverbs 9:9-11 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 10:12-14 On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
Proverbs 10:22-24 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
Proverbs 10:30-32 The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
Proverbs 11:1-3 When pride comes, then comes dishonor, But with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 13:9-11 Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
Proverbs 14:5-7 A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
Proverbs 14:7-9 The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
Proverbs 14:32-34 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding, But in the hearts of fools it is made known.
Proverbs 15:32-34 The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And before honor comes humility. 16
Proverbs 16:15-17 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Proverbs 17:15-17 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, When he has no sense?
Proverbs 17:23-25 Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
Proverbs 18:1-2 He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
Proverbs 18:3-5 The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; The fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.
Proverbs 19:7-9 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
Proverbs 21:29-31 There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the LORD.
Proverbs 23:8-10 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool, For he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Proverbs 23:22-24 Buy truth, and do not sell it, Get wisdom and instruction and understanding.
Proverbs 24:2-4 By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
Proverbs 24:6-8 Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.
Proverbs 24:13-15 Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 29:2-4 A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
Proverbs 29:14-16 The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.
Before there was Space or Time, according to the Kabbalists, the ineffable One radiated a pure Essence which is the Ain Soph Auor, "Limitless Light". As the Psalmist conceives it, this Light is the very first thing God created, and it surrounds Him/Her like a garment:
Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Jewish mystics claimed the "outer garment" of the Shekina is the Torah, "Holy Law." Man becomes a Bridegroom of the Torah by study, symbolized in erotic imagery. He has to court her as he would a beautiful maiden. "She begins from behind a curtain to speak words in keeping with his understanding, until very slowly insight comes to him." The Shekina as the "Indwelling One" might be compared to the Latin I-dea, or Goddess Within. "She opens the door of her hidden chamber ever so little, and for a moment reveals her face to her lover, but hides it again forthwith He alone sees it and is drawn to her with his heart and soul and his whole being."
The Zohar says:--If these books of the Torah contain only the tales of, and the words of Esau, Hagar, Laban and Balaam, why are they called--The Perfect Law, The Law of Truth, The True Witness of God?--there must be a hidden meaning. "Woe be to the man who says that The Law (Torah) contains only common sayings and tales: if this were true we might even in our time compose a book of doctrine which would be more respected. No, every word has a sublime sense, and is a heavenly mystery. The Law resembles an angel: to come down on earth a spiritual angel must put on a garment to be known or understood here, so the Law must have clothed itself in a garment of words as a body for men to receive; but the wise look within the garments."
Nicholas de Lyra who died in 1340 accepted four modes of interpretation; literal, allegoric, moral, and anagogic or mystical.
In this he nearly follows the scheme of the Zohar ii. 99: in which paragraph there is a parable comparing the Sacred Law to a woman in love who reveals herself to her friend and beloved: first by signs, ramaz; then by whispered words, derush; then by converse with her face veiled, hagadah; and at last she reveals her features and tells all her love, this is sod, association in secret, a mystery.
Not knowing that the planetary hierarchy is engaged in preparing for the appearance in visible form of the world-teacher (bodhisattva), Christos, Steiner declared that "it is a nuisance to speak of Christ in the same way as of the Bodhisattvas ..." "It should be self-evident that any speaking of Christ's reincarnation must stand out as absurd." "Christ is the spirit of the earth and the earth is Christ's body or garment." "Christianity does not emanate from a personal teacher, but from the very mystery of Golgotha, from a fact of world history, from death and resurrection."
And, finally: Man will find "the great wisdom when he has become aware of the spirituality of the sun, the great solar aura".
The idea of a covering or a garment or a vessel is common in Kabbalah, where it used, at various times and with various degrees of subtlety, to express the manner in which the light of the En Soph is "encapsulated". For example, the sephiroth, in their capacity of recipients of light, are sometimes referred to as kelim, "vessels". The duality between the container and the contained is one of the most important in Kabbalistic explanations of the creative moment.
The male gods typify Spirit in its deific attributes, while their female counterparts - the Sakti, represent the active energies of these attributes. The Durga (active virtue) is a subtile, invisible force, which answers to Shekhinah - the garment of Ain-Soph. She is the Sakti through which the passive 'Eternal' calls forth the visible universe from it s first ideal conception.
Aether (Gr.) With the Ancients, the Divine luminiferous substance which pervades the whole universe; the "garment" of the Supreme Deity, Zeus, or Jupiter. With the Moderns, Ether, for the meaning of which, in physics and chemistry, see Webster's Dictionary, or some other. In Esotericism, AEther is the third principle of the Kosmic Septenary, matter (earth) being the lowest, and Akasa, the highest.
In the words of the Zohar: "The Indivisible Point, which has no limit and cannot be comprehended because of its purity and brightness, expanded from without, forming a brightness that served the indivisible Point as a veil;" yet the latter also "could not be viewed in consequence of its immeasurable light. It too expanded from without, and this expansion was its garment. Thus through a constant upheaving (motion) finally the world originated" (Zohar I. 20a). The Spiritual substance sent forth by the Infinite Light is the first Sephira or Shekinah: Sephira exoterically contains all the other nine Sephiroths in her. Esoterically she contains but two,* Chochmah or Wisdom, "a masculine, active potency whose divine name is Jah ()," and BINAH, a feminine passive potency, Intelligence, represented by the divine name Jehovah (); which two potencies form, with Sephira the third, the Jewish trinity or the Crown, KETHER. These two Sephiroths called Father, Abba, and Mother Amona, are the duad or the double-sexed logos from which issued the other seven Sephiroths. (See Zohar.) This first Jewish triad (Sephira, Chochmah, and Binah) is the Hindu Trimurti.
Christ "ho Christos as the Anointed One." The Father's Son who begins, realizes, and consummates the Divine Plan of the Father in the worlds of the Adam Kadmon. In terms of the physical universe of eternity, the Christ is the Redemptive vehicle used to make God's children partners in the anointed Sonship of Light fully capable of spiritual work in the Father's Mansion worlds of Higher Intelligence. For those affected by the Fall, the Christ comes to restore the image and similitude that was lost, and to open the threshold gates to the actual garment of Light that Man is to put on if he is to attain the level of the original Adam Kadmon. Through the incarnate Christ, we assume a new relationship to the Father. By being brothers and sisters of the Son, we are sons and daughters of the Father. Inasmuch as God makes His home in us through the Spirit, we mount to the dignity of Sonship, having the Son himself in us, to whom we are refashioned in his Spirit. Rising to a boldness of witnessing, we say, 'Abba, Father!' (Heb. 2:10-11).
Enoch "One who initiates into Light." the same "biblical Enoch" who "was taken and walked with God" as a witness to the Living and Revealing Father of Creation. His 'Keys' have been revealed to manifest the scientific and spiritual unity for the saints "at the end of time" so that they are prepared to enter the many heavens of the Divine Father for co-reigning within the "Garment of the Son of Man," the Sonship of the Father.
The next "garment of light" that our matter-energy body enters, in the process of spiritual evolution. A less gross-material body with the restored "similitude" of God governing the physical processes. Enoch said three-dimensional humanity will be transposed into the fifth dimension upon completing its education in this realm of "image and similitude."
It must be first understood that there is no true liberation without Love. The ability to exchange your physical garment with your Overself Body, and the Christ Body of Light working with the harmonies of the Divine Mind. The ability not to be limited to any one form which is not able to enjoy divine destiny. Liberation is self-realization of the sovereign soul through the application of the Wisdom of the Word of God, i.e., "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." (Rom. 10:17). Continual liberation through the acquisition of Wisdom by the Shekinah fusion of "Spirit," enables you to retain what is heard on the planes of spiritual instruction so that you can pass through the Gates of Sound and the literalness of the Sacred Words and Letters (Gates of the Letters of the Sacred Names). Then you are able to enter into the other dimensions of the Shekinah universe and be called a Son of Light. (Ps. 110:4; Rom. 8). In Eastern scriptures, the state of freedom from bondage to form.
Transforming your body of creation into the body of Light is the Transfiguration.. Experiencing the 'Son of Man' within you. The unity with the luminous garment of Life. Collectively: Self-realized humanity experiencing the mystery of higher life beyond the dying sun in that glorious day. (2 Ki. 2:11; Ex. 24:9-10).
YHWH - Elohenu - YHWH in the Infinite Garment of unity and plurality is the The Trinity of Trinities . YHWH - Elohenu - YHWH, the three names constitute a unity, and for this reason YHWH is called "One." This is the divine unity which, as a mystery, is revealed by the Holy Spirit Shekinah. This unity has been explained in different ways, yet he who understands it as beginning with YHWH is right, and he who understands it as beginning of Elohenu is right. The name of the Father constitute the highest trinity of the Sephiroth, which consist of the functions of The Crown, the King, and the Queen. It should be understood that it is not the Ain Soph who created the world, but the Trinity, as represented in the combination of the Sephirot.
As from the higher viewpoint the greater plan serves all and hurts none. Nether less we must connect back to that divine feeling within, the god within the Bath Kol, the voice of the dove connected with love and peace of the holy spirit (Shekinah), which is the garment of the Father within us.
We must look beyond our limited creative life space and see all creative life spaces in order to recognize the bigger picture. We must look behind what we think is God for God YHWH means he who is beyond definition. God is the creator of all, the Divine architecture. It is for all purposes the Divine Substance, that divine feeling we get when we love with the Divine Love of the Agape Theou ( The Love of God) and see things and do things with that Divine Love of the moment. It is that spark of joy within, that warm undoubtful feeling that allows us to feel God and pull those connections closer. God must not be put into one belief system or one system of dogma for he is beyond all, yet he is an intricate part of all.
The many ancient cultures have very detailed cosmic calendars that give us great time cycles that show us when their gods and masters will return to collect their seed experiment. The same analogy is mentioned in the Pistis Sophia explaining that we will graduate closer to the center of God's Kingdom. What Jesus is really saying in the over view of this sacred text that we must strive to break the lower bonds of the material and negative thought forms that keep us in war and revolution. Rather than play into the lower economic and sexual games of body snatching we should strive to ascend up the ladder into the Height of Heights. This text tells us that it was the creative feminine garment which exemplifies Pistis Sophia as well as Eve from the bible which, became self willed and created negative realities. For this is great teaching which is telling us that we don't need to be of a particular group or religion but, rather accept the Light and live the Light within which comes great responsibility. For the teaching allows us to teach in new worlds on all multi-dimensional levels. For earth school is just the beginning of the vastness of God's kingdoms that we shall activily work in. For Jesus and the masters are our brothers and sisters and when our IAM is connected to the higher IAM of the Christed Overself, we become equal in the eyes of God. For our Overself in conjunction with the Many Orders of Light is our vehicle for liberation. Jesus is teaching us to we need to activate the Higher feminine garment of the Dove - Holy Spirit and embody this Divine Love in every moment for this is our gift at this time.
THE BABY AND THE CHURCH
Prophecy from the Book of Revelation:
Revelation 2:22-24 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Revelation 12:1-3 And a great portent appeared in Heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars; she was with child and she cried out in her pangs of birth, in anguish for delivery. And another portent appeared in Heaven; behold, a great red dragon with 7 heads and 10 horns and 7 diadems on his heads. (One of the heads was the Hyena)
Revelation 12:4-5 His tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child the moment it was born.
Revelation 12:4-6 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who will rule all the nations with an iron scepter. And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Revelation 12:12-14 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child.
Coatlicue, She who Wears the Serpent Skirt, is a unique figure, even in Mesoamerica. The Aztecs recognize her both as a serpentine form of the Earth Mother, and more importantly as the mother of their patron deity Huitzilopochtli, the war god who brought the Aztecs to the island in Lake Texcoco from which they would build their empire. Coatlicue had unintentionally conceived Huitzilopochtli by tucking a blue feather in her skirt - this new conception would offend her 400 children, who would conspire to kill their mother. With a reassurance from the god in her womb, she stood at the Serpent Mountain Coatepec and awaited their approach. Huitzilopochtli would then emerge, fully armed, and he would kill all the brothers and sisters ready to slaughter him and his mother. From some accounts, the reason for the two serpent heads rising from her neck is that they have formed from the streams of blood rising from her decapitated neck.
) Coatlicue, Lady of the serpent skirt, the wife of Quetzalcoatl. Friars horrified by the site of the serpent skirt, but every Aztec school boy knows and respects her. Coatlicue inspires "Cult of our Lady of Guadalupe". Friars soon realized that to defeat the Aztec they would have to understand the Aztec Culture and become ethnographers to accomplish the task. SAHAGUN gathers information in this way to KILL the culture.
Edgar Cayce: Interpretation of Revelation, Chapter XII
(N.B. John is now given a picture or the soul of Man in its development since the beginning in a historical sense - showing the relationship of the conscious mind to the sub-conscious, and which came first.)
1. "The great wonder" is symbolic of the human soul, fully illumined and in control of consciousness, crowned with the twelve basic patterns of Man. Her child is the active principle of mind, the "conscious mind," as we call it. None of this is as yet come into materiality. (The yellow blanket is the 'mind')
3. Simultaneously, a parallel activity takes place. With the coming of the conscious mind, the rival force of Self Will occurs, which brings about recurring periods of rebellion in Man. (Corella Deville character)
5. However, through Divine intervention, the conscious mind is taken into 'protective custody' while the unscious mind from which it has sprung, is withdrawn below the conscoius level, where it continued to be supplied for a period. (The blue car tries to prevent the Corella Deville charter from getting to the baby, while she tries to stop me from getting there)
9. The forces of rebellion are removed from the levels of mentality and now have their place in the body.
10, 11. It is now the duty of the human mind to control the rebellious urges coming from the physical as a rsult of experiences in the world. (Hugging the Corella Deville character)
13. Rebellion from the physical next brings conflict into the soul (persecution) but the osul can remain above it by remaining concelaed from the forces of Self Will.
15. The emotions coming as a result ofo the struggles between the soul and Self-Will are absorbed by the body, but there remains ever the danger of continued attacks upon all established ideals.
The Revelation of John - Chapter 12 explained. Christian Bible Study
The Revelation of John - Chapter 12 explained - Christian Bible Study
THE HYENA COAT: Though I can't be certain that's what the fur was, that's what it looked like. Here is an interpretation from a dream book:
HYENA - denotes a lack of seriousness or vicious nature, avarice, one who waits for the leftovers instead of being aggressive in a situation. An unclean scavenger. Jeremiah 12:9 say that you should likewise not be like the hyena, loving now the male, now the female nature (a warning against homosexual tendencies). In the olden days, the appearance of the hyena in a dream portended the birth of a sexually malformed child. The head of the hyena is one of the seven headed beasts in the Book of Revelations, one of the seven vices.
THE VEHICLE AND THE DRIVERS
Every one of the three persoanges of the exoteric Trimurti is shown as using it's Sakti as a Vahana (Vehicle). Each of them is for the time being the form which sits upon the mysterious wagon of Ezekiel.
The Mer-Ka-Ba is the vehicle of Light mentioned in the Bible by Ezekiel. "Mer" means Light. "Ka" means Spirit. "Ba" means Body or Reality.
Interesting etymology! Where does it come from? What language? As far as I know, the word Merkabah is Hebrew, meaning "chariot" or "vehicle", from the Hebrew root resh-kaf-bet meaning "to ride". Merkabah mysticism ("ma`aseh ha-merkabah") is a branch of Jewish Kabbalah.
Each time we are born our souls are clothed with a physical body as a vehicle in which to live and fully experience this world. In our bodies we can see, feel, touch, taste, smell and hear the world around us. Those who are awake recognise the unique positions of human beings who are bale to be conscious of being conscious. This, with the gift of free will, enables us to ascend to the highest heaven or descend to the lowest hell. Here in physical existence, the four worlds are present in the NOW. It is the place where God can hold God in the mirror of existence.
The World of Creation is a part of the more vast plan and system of the yet unmanifest World to Come, or more accurately, "Coming World" (Olam haBa). The World of Creation is associated with the three higher Sephirot, and the Chariot or Vehicle of Creative Power. The still higher World of Atzilut (translated, partially, as Emanation) is the unseparated realm of the divinity and the very thought of the Creation in total.
For the Qabalists, meditation on this figure provided a mystical body as a vehicle for consciousness in imaginal space. This diamond body was used during meditation to enter the inner court of Divinity, symbolized by the center of the figure. Here the Beginning and End of time are co-temporaneous, space ceases to be a hindrance, and the mystic beheld the ecstatic vision of the Lord on His Throne. The geometry was a "gateway" to another dimension of experience.
This Alpha-Omega point has all the physical qualities of VectorEquilibrium. The ancient meditation practice was known as Merkabah mysticism, and those who practiced it called themselves, "Riders in the Chariot." They claimed to see into the future. This insinuates that the figure is a "vehicle" for moving consciousness through imaginal time and space. It seems to be a metaphysical "time machine," or inter-dimensional gateway.
The Merkabah is a pure energy vehicle, an envelope of Light that has many missions, purposes, and uses. Here are just a few of them:
It's a Redemptive vehicle of Light and a vehicle of Communication, used by Masters to reach the faithful.
It was used by the people of
Israel to describe the visitation of the Hosts of YHWH to earth.
It establishes a covenant of Light with the higher Beings of Light.
It works with Shekinah to evolve any life form to spiral beyond its present conciousness and connect with the Crown of Glory.
It proceeds directly from the Mind of God, which operates, controls and stabilizes the Merkabah so that it only heralds the message of the Father.
It appears in a multiplicity of forms - Star of David, 5 pointed stars, 8 pointed stars, and is connected to triangle, Eye of Horus, pyramidal forms, the cross, and Kaballah.
By the "Light of its Rays," Merkabah goes over the Earth incessently into myriads of universes within the ever unfolding eternity.
It has a mission to evolve and resurrect the Shekinah Universes, thus rebuilding the smallest matter and wave particles in the Adam Kadmon so all can share in the greater plan of creation.
It is the emanator of Eternal Light and helps in the return of the Fallen.
It turns all grief into great joy and liberation.
Here is a dream I had from 1998 that fits with this:
3-9-98 - DREAM - I was with my husband on Wisconsin Ave. and we were ready to leave for California. My oldest son Michael wasn't ready yet so I told my husband that if Michael didn't go, I would have to stay behind with him. I then set about packing my car in a garage for the duration. The problem was I had five doves that went ahead of my car with me and if they got excited they would get up on their tippy-toes and stretch out their necks going MEEP MEEP! So, we had to carefully corral them in the garage with my car with not only regular doors but with wire cage doors as well. I finally drove out of the garage in a safer car then and I drove to my school on an open mini steam roller. My husband said he was happy I had changed vehicles because I wouldn't blow away in the wind on the new vehicle.
THE SILVER GUN
Gun - A phallic symbol. It may also represent aggressiveness or a way of defending yourself.
Gun: To see a gun in your dream , symbolizes aggression, anger, and potential danger. You may be dealing with issues of passiveness/aggressiveness and authority/dependence. Alternatively, a gun can represent the penis and male sexual drive. Thus the gun may mean power and impotence.
Guns and bullets have appeared in other dreams. Some say they are "phallic" symbols, which seems right for obvious reasons. :-) And, of course, the phallus, or lingam, is a very ancient male symbol. In terms of the human brain, the left side seems to be symbolically "male," and related to rational, analytical thinking.
Bullets usually travel through the air to reach the target, which could be related to Jung's four psychological functions, symbolized by fire, air, water, and earth. In his theory, these correspond, in order of descent, to inspiration, thinking, emotions, and sensations. So, perhaps, bullets sent through the "air," indicate that they symbolize "thinking," or ideas and beliefs. We all know this, of course, as we use expressions like "The smoking gun."
Silver: To see silver in your dream, symbolizes the moon, intuition and the feminine aspects of yourself.
Silver (metal): 1) A symbol for the feminine, intuitive powers of the psyche. (I wrestled the silver gun away from the woman)
Comment from: http://www.wor.org/books/s/Sodom.htm
What Antichrist never could accomplish by means of the gun and bayonet he achieves easily by overcoming the Lords people with the appetites of their flesh. Satans main weapon has been the distorting of Pauls doctrine concerning "righteousness by faith" to mean thorough repentance and godly behavior are not integral parts of the salvation offered through the new covenant.
When the Western Europeans colonised the New World the Amer-Indians there were stupefied by the whites' lack of relationship to the land and the gods, and also by the incredible credence given to material possessions. There was an AmerIndian prophecy predicting the coming of whites: Apparently if the whiteman came bearing the symbol of a circle the Age of Truth would begin. If they came bearing a cross it would signal the end of the world. Apparently the Amerindian's were forewarned of the followers of Paul who came literally with a Bible in one hand and a gun in the other. While the gun may have murdered Indians, the Paulian distortion of the Bible murdered an entire spiritual culture.
Cruella De Vil
How Cruella fits into the scheme of things
Cruella has a passionate fondness for fur coats.
Cruella De Vil is one of the greatest Disney villains of all time! Let alone the most outrageous! Cruella is a women who always gets what she wants, no matter what. It doesn't matter if she has to lie, cheat, or steal for it. She has her eyes set on fur, but not just any fur, the fur of the Hyena! There's just one problem, the baby. Cruella is outraged, and will stop at nothing to get her hands on that baby and stop anyone else who wants to wrap it in the yellow baby blanket.. The bottom line is Cruella is a superb villain. She's been ranked number one by all the polls in the U.S.
Cruella may represent the goddess Kali.
WHO IS KALI?
One of the most terrifying aspects of Prakriti are violent emotional expressions. Tantra's basic basic philosophy is based on a dualism, and the terrifying image projects the negative aspect of the creative life-force. In the creative aspect, Sakti appears as an enchantress. In her negative aspect she is demystified and transformed. The image has a naked intensity, so fierce that the incommunicable ceases to be a mystery. Kali, one of the most important tantric Dasamahavidyas, in her negative aspect appears as a conglomeration of terrifying elements. Kali is the symbol of the active cosmic power of eternal time (Kala) and in this aspect she signifies annihilation: through death or destruction creation, the seed of life, emerges. Just as the destruction of the seed leads to the birth of the tree, so disintegration is a normal and necessary step of nature moving towards further progress or unfolding. Kali is the embodiment of creation, preservation, and annihilation. She inspires awe and love at the same time. As a disintegrating tendency, Kali is represented in black, so all names and forms disappear into her' (Mahanirvana Tantra) The density of blackness is also identified with the massive, compact, unmixed, Pure Consciousness. In Tantric hymns to the goddess Kali, she is described as 'digambari' garbed in space - in her nakedness, she is free from all covering of illusion. She is full-breasted, her motherhood a ceaseless creation denoting preservation. Her disheveled hair, 'elokeshi', forms a curtain of death which surrounds life with mystery. Her garland of fifty human heads, each representing one of the fifty letters of the sanskrit alphabet, symbolizes the repository of power and knowledge; the letters are nuclear sound-elements symbolizing the power of mantras. She wears the 'girdle of human hand': hands are the principal instruments of work and so they signify the action of karma or accumulated deeds to be enjoyed in subsequent births, constantly reminding one that ultimate freedom is conditioned by the fruits of one's action.
Many indigenous cultures have known the art of shapeshifting: the actual transformation of a human being into another living creature. Lakota Sioux warriors would shapeshift into buffalo to become better hunters and to honor the animal, and Andean shamans transform into plants from the jungle to learn healing power. These ancient shamanic practices and mental techniques enable an individual to merge with another living creature or look like someone else. Shamanic techniques of "becoming the other" from different cultures, show how it is within the capability of anyone to transform themselves on this deep level and achieve a true unity with all things.
During the switching from one personality to another, there is typically a period of seconds or even minutes when heart rate, breath rate and other physiological markers show a disorganisation, which is followed by a new pattern typical of the personality that is emerging. Some of the most striking changes occur in the tension levels of the person's facial muscles. It is almost as though the person were donning a new face.
Through Shamanic journeys we speak to our inner self, to our guides, and begin a lifelong relationship with them to access at any time and anywhere for help. By using these guides and "Huacas" or sacred objects, we can journey to other realities in order to bring back energy, power and information to be used to create the change in this reality. Thus participants are introduced to powerful and effective ways of creating change, or shapeshifting, throughout their life.
CRUELLA BECOMES A KITCHEN GARBAGE CAN
Garbage: in a dream garbage can point to a need to throw troublesome ideas emotions out.
Garbage Can: The unwanted aspects of your own memories or self; the things you want to get rid of in yourself; things you don't like or are ashamed of.
Other dreams about garbage:
3-16-90 - I was on an outing with a group of friends to a farm. At first I was concerned about how far it was away from a hospital, then I settled in to enjoy it. We slept all night. The next morning, humiliating things began to occur. I had to go to the bathroom in the presence of another girl. I was assigned to make the beds. The sheets were too narrow for the beds and I was called on it to make them perfectly anyway. I went outside to go for a walk, but it was so muddy alongside the plowed vegetable fields. I had to retrace my steps and go back. The male leader of the group then assigned me the worst chores in the house. I had to sweep blue shag carpeting which had never been cleaned before. Then he sold a rough, burly type man the kitchen stove for $3.00, then assigned me the job of cleaning up all the garbage and grease off of it for nothing. I just said, "Yes Sir!" and went to work on it.
Jeff also had dream of being on a starship in space. A VERY important message was trying to come in, but it could not come in until the garbage was ejected first.
8-28-98 - DREAM - I was at work in my Jackson St. building. I had a meeting with the boss on the 3rd floor. He asked me about the work of one of my co-workers. She was supposed to have changed locks on an apartment and had'nt done it. I held the two lock slides side b side to compare them. They were supposed to be the same and they weren't. He said he was going to write her up for it.
I kind of felt a sense of, "I'm better than she is" kind of pride about it.
I then went down to the 1st floor where I spotted a huge wad of money laying on top of some coats. I grabbed it. I shoved it under my shirt to hide it. The man who owned the money was right behind me but I didn't want to give it back to him nor could I now admit I had taken it. The money kept trying to slid out from under my shirt and I had trouble hiding it from the other people around me. At one point, it slid out and I looked at it. It now no longer was green but was red-orange and was attached to a long newspaper clipping about bogus money. The man had been planning to take this money to the bank to turn it in as fake. I couldn't even use it if I wanted to.
I then found what looked like garbage in the hall. It was a small box of junk and a pitchfork with 5 tines on it. It belonged to an old woman.
I kind of hid in a closet to go through the stuff. There was an old stained deck of playing cards called, "Granny." It looked like some were missing but they were cute and I thought I could put them in my collection of old playing cards.
There were some useless pieces of used cardboard where she had removed sewing thread and needles in projects she had done over the years. There were a couple more little things I didn't recognize and then there was the pitchfork. It was old and rusted but still usable in my garden.
I no sooner picked up the stuff and I could hear the old woman behind me asking people of they saw her garbage. I didn't want to give it back, and I was feeling really guilty for that, but I still didn't want to give it back because I didn't want to be labeled as a thief.
I ran for the elevator but I didn't want to stand and wait for it and get caught, so when the door opened, I ran inside to hide without looking to see where it went or who was on it.
At the same time, another elevator opened up on the opposite side of the hallway and someone I couldn't see gave me instructions to install a Nintendo set on that elevator with 3 sets of buttons on it. I hollered "Okay!" across the hall just as my own elevator door was closing.
I then looked at my elevator driver. He was a tall black man with shiny skin and devious looking eyes. There was no walls on this elevator, just a floor to stand on and he showed me that you could look down into the darkness of the elevator shaft below. It was scary and I looked at the wall as we were passing a floor. It said 5B and then B.
I knew I was on the wrong elevator but I had to get home with my stolen stuff to hide it.
When I got to my apartment, there were small children and babies there who needed caring for, but I couldn't do it because I had to hide my stolen stuff. I was not only feeling more and more guilty for taking it, but I could hear the old woman coming behind me asking everyone she met if they had seen her stuff.
I hid the pitchfork in the closet behind some stuff, but the handle still shooed and I didn't have time to hide the handle behind the coats. There was a young girl there about 12 years old, wearing a long sleeved rose colored sweater. I asked her, "Quick! Do you have a garbage bag?"
She helped me pull out my own garbage bag which I grabbed and dragged into the bathroom. I was going to shove the stolen garbage in the bottom of my own garbage bag to cover it with my own garbage and hide it in the bathroom.
I shoved it in the bag, but I couldn't close the door because the baby needed changing and the two toddlers had strewn all kinds of toys around so I couldn't close the door.
So, while I was trying to quickly clean up the children's messes, the old woman was getting closer and closer, still asking people about her stuff.
I was forced to confide in the rose sweatered girl that I had stolen the stuff hoping she would help me hide it. I begged her to help me.
I was still hanging on her arm, begging for help when the old woman caught up to me.
She began telling us that her garbage had been stolen, then started telling us what she was going to use it for. She was going to balance the pitchfork on top of her toilet tank and cover it with Christmas stickers so nobody would notice that it was a pitchfork but would look like a cradle for the baby Jesus.
I visualized this while she spoke. As she continued talking, I could see into my own garbage bag. There was like a long music roll box with an outline of religious practices and philosophies. I almost pulled it back out of the garbage, thinking I ought to keep it but knowing that there was a new version out that had replaced it and there was no point in saving it and it would be as bad as the old woman trying to cover up the old rusty pitchfork with Christmas stickers.
I started to wake up, still seeing the list of old religious philosophies sliding past my eyes on a computer screen, I tried to make my mind go up to FILE-SAVE on the computer screen and was having difficulty doing this, so when the big bold statement came up: 'THERE IS A HAPPY ENDING!"