The Divine Light
The stories that unfold through the life process are allegories. They are bridges
to a comprehension of something greater, something beyond our conventional
experience. Human beings argue endlessly about the facts of these stories, yet
the stories themselves are merely stepping-stones. The meaning is the
destination and the reason there is a story in the first place.
The following essay expresses the essence of Kabbalah and of the Tree of Life. It might surprise some to learn that these great works are astrologically-based. The Jewish mystics who channeled this information saw the divine, not in an anthropomorphic sense, but as the light energy transmitted from the source of all life and alive at the core of every living being.
In the Jewish faith, all human beings are considered to be equal to one another, regardless of their individual accomplishments. No human being, however, could ever be coequal with God.
If Christianity had not made Jesus coequal with God, however, then as it was
originally formulated, it would have merely been Judaism, minus all of its
sacred rituals. What made Christianity distinctive was the ascension into
divinity of Yeshua Ben Yosuf, a practicing Jew, but one who wanted to refine
his religion, raise its vibration to a higher level and communicate the ancient
teachings of his people in a gentler sounding and more loving manner. He was
the first human being who completely surrendered the ego-mind to become a pure channel for the divine light.
The letter J does not exist in the Hebrew or Aramaic Alphabet, so the name Jesus is the theological person, not the historical one.
Yeshua (which means Lamb of God) was the one who took the concept of divine light and made it personal. Ever since then, millions upon millions of grateful followers have made his person divine. It is doubtful that the historical person would have ever wanted that, for the meaning of the second commandment of his religion is that human beings are not to bow down and worship anything that lives on the earthâ€”past, present or future.Â Only God is above us and because God is above us, God is unknowable. (I am that I am.)
To place oneâ€™s faith in an invisible reality was apparently too much to ask of most human beings, who perceived their brain and what their five senses reported to them as the source of truth. What they failed to realize was that their physical faculties revealed the perception of an illusion. The illusion existed and still exists, so that human beings could learn the lessons they came here to learn in the school of life. In the true reality, there is no way to distinguish one thing from another because everything is unified and therefore nothing (no-thing) exists.
In the process of creation, nothing became something by separating itself from everything.
Yeshua, the historical Jesus, was never a Christian. It was Paul, originally named Saul of Tarsus, who is the true founder of the Christian religion. He was struck by the thunderbolt (a spiritual revelation) while riding on a donkey to Damascus and as he fell to the ground; he awakened to the divine light.
Jesus, a theological creation of the church, was baptized and experienced the heavens opening up, as God acknowledged him as his son. Yeshua, the historical Jesus, said that we are all sons and daughters of God and that every one of us has the potential to awaken the Christ consciousness in our hearts and be anointed as universal servants.
â€œEverything I can do,â€ he said, â€œyou can do as well, only greater.â€
The Divine Light Almost 1000 years ago, the mystic practitioners of the Kabbalah created The Tree of Life; a universal vision of the subtle energies that they believed directed and regulated our material reality. They illustrated how divine light emanated from Heaven and into the world. A committed examination of Kabbalah provides a map of a higher reality; it opens
up the shell that protects the sacred.
The Tree of Life is the central figure of the Kabbalah and it is astrologically based on the ten planets of our solar system and the twelve signs of the horoscope. Every living being is endowed with the energies that the celestial bodies symbolize. The qualities of these energies are communicated through the astrological language. The ministers of the church, however, purged their teachings of this knowledge and instead made one single being the holder of the light. Thus, instead of placing the responsibility of self-salvation where it belongs, in the hands of each individual, the church sought to gain power over the masses and subordinate their autonomy to the authority of organized religion.
According to the Kabbalah, the divine light that was cast upon our world was so powerful that the Earth had great difficulty containing it and the light dispersed.Â The practitioners of Kabbalah sought to learn
how to transmit the lightâ€™s invisible flow of energy in a vibrant and
constructive way that would enable everyone on Earth to share in the divine
Increasing numbers of individuals on the earth have descended into a co-dependent relationship with both the church and the state, rather than personally connect with the creative living process in an act of conscious co-creation. What neither the church (nor the state) reveal is that each one of us is that one being that holds the light, which is exactly what Yeshua had realized and wanted the rest of us to realize as well.
Present everywhere is the infinite energy of light. The invisible flow of light energy travels through space on its own power.
The divine light transmits the information that eventually leads humanity to The Promised Land and to a life of purpose and meaning. Concealed beneath waves of energy, which are hidden within particles of matter, great depth of perceptiveness is the tool that can access this information.
Light is a symbol of goodness (to be in the light), wisdom (to shed light), illumination (to be filled with light) and enlightenment (to be informed and healed by light). Light connects the creation with its source and makes life on the Earth a reality. The light nurtures every particle of existence so that all that dwell on Earth can experience the unconditional love inherent in the divine creation.
The light within is the element in a human soul that the world can never take away. When ashes return to ashes and dust once again becomes dust, the inner light of the soul remains to remind us of the transitory nature of the material world and the permanent nature of divine light.
One cannot destroy the divine light by destroying the physical casing designed to contain and to channel its expression. The body can die; the energy and the consciousness are immortal. The consciousness will continue on forever and with each new casing become a purer and more self-aware affirmation of the source that created it.
The divine light is a wellspring of inspiration, supporting any experience that brings us closer to the source of our strength. There is never a need within the framework of living here on Earth to fear the light, for it supports the growth and development of every living soul. A person who stands in the center of divine light can go anywhere in the world and remain unharmed.
Paul Six October, 2011