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Light of Meekness, Light from God

In the Light of Meekness

“Where the soul stands before God, and mixes with the Will of the justice of the Father, who sets His Will before Him (in the breaking of the darkness) in the Light of the Meekness, and continually generates his beloved heart and Son in the virtue of the Meekness of the Will, viz. His eternal Word from Eternity.

“And so should the angelical Man also set his will in the broken Gates of the Darkness, through the Will of the Father, where the Soul mingles in the Meekness of the heart of God, and then the Source of the Darkness, in the fierce wrathfulness, shall not have stirred him, but he should have continued a glorious Prince of Paradise, in triumph over the Kingdom of Hell and of this World.

“But when he sets his imagination in the kingdom of this world, then the bright and clear Will of his Soul drew the swelled Kingdom of the outbirth to the Soul in its Will; and so the pure paradisiacal Soul became dark, and the elements of the body got the Mesch which the Will of the Soul of the mind attracted into the body, and then he was a fleshly man, and got the fierceness of the First Principle, which the strong Breaking through to God, in the Gate of the Deep, made to be hard like bone.” ~Jacob Boehme

Light of Meekness, Light of Glory

It doesn’t seem logical to call the greatest and most powerful Light that exists, the Light of Meekness, yet it is appropriate. Those who are able to access this Light are those who live in meekness and humility, so in that way, it is the Light of Meekness. But it is the greatest of Lights because it is the First Light, the Light from God, the Light of Glory. I think it is probably this Light of Meekness that people report seeing during a near-death experience. I know it is the Light that Mystics of all ages have credited with awakening their spiritual faculties.

Angelic Man in the Light of Meekness

Boehme says that should angelic man set his will “in the broken gates of the Darkness”, in other words, in materialism rather than in the spiritual, he will face the “fierce wrathfulness”. This makes many think that holy men like Boehme are saying that God will become angry and vengeful against them. That is not true. God does not become angry or vengeful. But neither does he consider all behavior to be acceptable. So those who live in the arrogance of overblown ego, and believe they can do whatever they want and still go to Heaven are wrong. No real mystical or spiritual school ever taught such nonsense. The Will of God must be obeyed. The Plan of God must be followed. The spirit and Soul must be awakened and developed in the Light of Meekness. Continue reading “Light of Meekness, Light from God”

John the Baptizer

John the Baptizer and Jesus: Men of God

John the Baptizer and Jesus

“There was a man sent from God. His name was Yohanan. He came as a witness in testimony of the light so that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to testify about the light. The light was the true light, which illuminates every person who comes into the world. He was in the world and through him the world was born, and the world did not know him. He went to his own and his own did not receive him. To all who received him he gave power to become the children of God, to those who believed in his name, who were born not from blood or from the will of the flesh or from the will of a man, but were born of God.

“Yohanan testified about him and cried out, saying, ‘He is the one of whom I said, “One who will come after me was before me,’”because before me he was. From his bounty we have all received grace upon grace, and as the law was given through Moshe, grace and truth have come through Yeshua the Galilean. No one has ever seen God. Only the one born of God, who is in the heart of his father, he has made him known.’

“And this is the testimony of Yohanan the baptizer when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Yerushalayim to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ And he confessed and made no denial, but confessed, ‘I am not the Galilean.’ They asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the prophet?’ He answered, ‘No.’ ‘Who are you? Give us an answer for those who sent us here. What do you say about yourself?’ He said, ‘I am the voice of one crying in the desert. “Make straight the way of the lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.’” ~Gospel of Thomas

A Man from God

Thomas says Yohanan (John in English) was a man sent from God. This is certainly true, but in a way, we are all sent from God and by God and we all have an obligation to serve God and help in his Great Plan.

Thomas adds that John the Baptizer came as a witness, but he “ was not the light, but came to testify about the light.” That line tells us two things. John is saying that he is not the Messiah. It also tells us that the Messiah is a bearer of light. “What light?” you might ask. Not the light of a torch or a fire, but the Light of God. This is the Light that comes to us from God and through the intermediary of the Spiritual Sun. John the Baptizer was not the Light or the bearer of the Light, but the one who preceded that Light-bearer, Yeshua, who we call Jesus. Continue reading “John the Baptizer and Jesus: Men of God”

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Two Masters, Light and Dark, Good and Evil

“Yeshua said, A person cannot mount two horses or bend two bows, and a servant cannot serve two masters, or the servant will honor one and offend the other. No one who drinks aged wine suddenly wants to drink new wine. New wine is not poured into aged wineskins or they may break, and aged wine is not poured into a new wineskin or it may spoil. An old patch is not sewn onto a new garment or it may tear.

“Yeshua said, If they say to you, “Where have you come from?” say to them, “We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established itself, and appeared in their image.” If they say to you, “Is it you?” say, “We are its children and the chosen of the living father.” If they ask you, “What is the evidence of your father in you?” say to them, “It is motion and rest.”

“Yeshua said, Blessings on the person who has labored and found life.

“Yeshua said, Look to the living one as long as you live or you may die and try to see the living one and you will not be able to see.

“Yeshua said, I am the light over all things. I am all. From me all has come forth, and to me all has reached. Split a piece of wood. I am there. Lift up the stone and you will find me there.” ~The Gospel of Thomas

Two Masters

While some people think it is possible to serve two masters, you clearly cannot ride two horses at once or use two bows at once, so those examples get the point across better. Yes, I know there are circus performers who ride standing on the backs of two horses, but they are moving around a small ring at a very slow speed—not real horse-riding at all.

Yes, one can work for two masters, or work on two different jobs, but in virtually all cases, at least one of those jobs is being done poorly because of it. But such aspects of material life is not what this saying is about. It means that we can’t serve God and Man, we can’t serve the realm of spirit and the realm of matter simultaneously. Unfortunately, the modern world doesn’t permit one to entirely stop serving man and capitalism while developing their spiritual side. So unless you have inherited great wealth, you will probably have to continue with your capitalistic job and accept that it will slow down your spiritual development. Continue reading “Two Masters, Light and Dark, Good and Evil”

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Splendor Always There in Eternal Light

“It really seems as though the mystics’ attainment of new levels of consciousness did bring with it the power of perceiving a splendor always there, but beyond the narrow range of our poor sight; to which it is only a ‘luminous darkness’ at the best. ‘In Eternal Nature, or the Kingdom of Heaven,’ said Law, ‘materiality stands in life and light.’ The cumulative testimony on this point is such as would be held to prove, in any other department of knowledge, that there is indeed an actual light, ‘lighting the very light’ and awaiting the recognition of man.

“Consider the accent of realism with which St. Augustine speaks of in his own experience of Platonic Contemplation; a passage in which we seem to see a born psychologist desperately struggling by means of negation to describe an intensely positive state. ‘I entered into the secret closet of my soul, led by thee, and this I could do because Thou was my helper. I entered and beheld with the mysterious eye of my soul the Light that never changes, above the eye of my soul, above my intelligence. It was not the common light which all flesh can see, nor was it greater yet of the same kind, as if the light of day were to grow brighter and brighter and flood all space. It was not like this bt different: altogether different from all such things. … it was higher because it made me, and I was lower because made by it.’” ~Evelyn Underhill

Splendor Always There, a Light Never Changing

The mystics and spiritual adepts do perceive a splendor that is out of range for our physical sight and other senses. Only the spiritual senses can perceive these spiritual dimensions or levels of consciousness, but they must be awakened and developed before that can happen. That is why mystery schools didn’t have one-week or one-month courses. Those who joined such schools spent years developing such abilities, and nothing has changed to make the process significantly faster today. It is a little easier to get started because we now have the promised Sun of Righteousness shining down on us, but once the process is started, it still takes years of gradual development before that splendor always there can be felt or observed.

Part of the splendor always there is the Light never changing, the Light “lighting the very light”. Too many spiritual students confuse the talk of darkness and Light in spiritual writings with the common darkness and light of the physical world. The Light never changing is not a physical light but a spiritual one, and like all things spiritual, it is endless, eternal, always shining. But most can’t see it because they ;look with their physical eyes which cannot see the Light never changing or the Splendor always there.

Eternal Nature

Spiritual people generally don’t think of Nature as eternal. It is clear in this case, though, that what Underwood is calling “eternal Nature” is the spiritual realm (or dimension), not the physical world. Nothing material is eternal, only spirit is eternal. Only spirit is within the splendor always there.

In any other Department of Knowledge

It is a frustrating fact to many spiritual teachers and students that what would constitute absolute proof of almost anything else is considered insufficient with regard to the spiritual. Moreover, the spiritual splendor always there, when they study it at all, is expected to obey the laws of matter, which of course it does not do because, duh! it’s not matter.

Secret Closet of The Soul

When St. Augustine talks of going into the secret closet of his soul, it will undoubtedly mean that he turned within to find the spiritual. That may be the case, but it does not mean that everything spiritual only exists within us. If that were the case, we would be dealing with hallucinations, not dimensions of spirit that are as real—or more real—than those of matter. Going into the closet of his soul is more accurately interpreted as meaning going into his spiritual mind rather than his physical mind. The physical mind is associated with the brain, but the spiritual mind is the soul.

Because Thou was my Helper

No one can enter the splendor always there without the aid of God. Not just anyone is allowed in. Not just anyone knows how to get in. Only those inspired and energized by God and His Angels are capable of entering those spiritual places, which are also the highest levels of consciousness. This is not because God is being greedy or elitist. It is because those who enter spiritual dimensions without being ready for it can suffer a mental breakdown as a result. They can also pollute those dimensions with their negative and materialistic thoughts. That is why they are kept out.

Above My Soul and Intelligence

The Light that Never Changes is above the soul and the intellect, not in a physical way, but because it is of a higher dimension than either the soul or the intellect. It emanates from the highest level of consciousness, which is the highest level of the splendor always there.