Friday, March 3, 2017

Shining on Shadows




It´s not very often recognized the fact everyone´s ego-personality likes hiding from the own shadows, everything "it" hates about him/herself.

Peter Pan didn´t like it either, and spent much of his life living a phantasy, playing with rascals that did not want to grow and get down from the clouds.

To participate in Peter Pan´s syndrome is to be possessed by Pan, the god of those naturally selfish instincts that feed the ego-personality at the expense of the essential thread of Conscience, which is given by the true spiritual Soul or individual Christ/Mashiaj, which must be fully born in our lives–sooner or later, since it´s not enough to remain spiritual embryos and die without becoming living Sons:

unless you are born from Water and Spirit you cannot enter the Kingdom of God (John 3:5)

we have the prophetic word, more fully confirmed to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining on a dark place, until the day dawns  and the Morning Star rises in your hearts (2 Peter 1:19) 




The Christic Soul is the point of connection with the Infinite Creator and needs to "discover itself" fully in this world of shadows. Is there a better place for that?

Thus the non-recognition of the shadow is basically a run away from the spiritual Soul–which is just an embryo in case one recieved it, and this distance is actually the cause of all anxieties and insecurities.

Curiously, in order to avoid being unmasked and to avoid serving that spiritual Soul, the ego-personality makes up all sorts of camuflages or masks that feed the "false personality".

And nobody escapes its dark influence, not even those supposedly instructed by science, religion and spirituality in general.

One of the great pastimes is what we could call "pretension of sanctity and perfection". The ego-personality feels attracted by everything that feeds it, even by the idea of following rules in order to get enlightened or reach a Celestial Kingdom or make a "better world". Moved by its rigid mindset, it thinks: "if I praise the deity X, bowing before him/her, following his/her commands, I will gain his/her favor and promises"; "if I belog to this or that spiritual organization, I shall get salvation or realization"; "if I follow the principles of science, I´ll be objective and will find the truth", etc, etc.

And the truth is simply that the Ego enjoys the Yoyo (Yo is I, Ego in Spanish). 

For a non domesticated Ego there can only be Yo, yo, and then more yo, yo, yo...I don´t like that; I like this; I love this, I hate that; it´s not my fault, it´s yours; I pray; I meditate; I get enlightened; I´m miserable; I´m a sinner...

And thanks to the Yoyo, cause and effect, all the Ego spits into the world comes back to him/her.

As Jung pointed:

Every unconscious content that is not made conscious, happens outside as Fate...what you resists, persists...what you fear, appears.

The Ego-personality and its experiences are simply a mere shadow, but also an instrument that the Soul uses so that her Light can be revealed. Without the manifestation of darkness, Light would also remain undisclosed, hidden.

It is true that the Ego can be illumined, integrated and then put under the command of the Sacred Individuality of the Soul, as shown by Yeshua, Moshe, Krishna, Sidharta the Buddha  and other members of the Body of the Universal Christ/Mashiaj.


Yet, we don´t come to create personal perfection, since the christic Soul is already a perfect atom of the Universal Soul

Aware of this, the Master said:

Why do you call me good? Nobody is good, but only One, G-d (Mark 10:18) 

 Jesus Christ/Yeshua ha Mashiaj had probably the biggest Ego-Personality of all time, to the point he was taken to the top of a mountain and tempted by that same Evil Ego, who offered him power over all the nations (Matthew 4:8). However, he had it under the command of the Soul, which is filled with the Holy Spirit of the Creator and therefore has no egotistic pretensions.

The Holy Spirit is the comforting presence of the Creator, and manifests as a Loving Intelligece which does not make distinctions between you and me, nor makes judgemente on the good and the bad, since it is like the Sun, shining even on rubbish, dissolving it –something which might be perceived as judgement.

However, being also Conscience, the Holy Spirit feels pain everytime something dark is perceived, and it might even retreat fully from the person if the fault is too big.

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30)

Such Holy Spirit is really what makes us Sons of the Creator. However, we´re still "adopted children" and not Sons of God in its own right, since the Soul is not fully born (Romans 8:14-23)


Even though the Ego does not understand, each Soul is part of the Body of the Universal Son, the Christ/Mashiaj, whose first and most complete incarnation was the reknown Nazarene Master

Now, only when the Soul flourishes fully in each life, each one will be able to see how the task of Christ/Mashiaj is completed.

For that the Soul feels compelled to connect herself to several lives, since our egos are a bit "retarded" and resist to the point of despair. We are too immersed in the drunkeness of our shadows and rarely let the spiritual Soul take the reins.

And in part this is due to the false beliefs and doctrines on the original sin, which generate feelings of fear, guilt and victimism.

Curiosuly, the terms usually translated as "sin" (jet in Hebrew and hamartia in Greek), do not have judging connotations, since these mean "to oppose the Law of Life" and "to miss the mark", as when someone throws the dart out of the target and stings someone´s ass. And is that bad? Well, the ass feels perhaps a badly pain, just as the shitty Ego that is not in service and under command of the Soul.

In reality, Humanity is simply learning how not to follow the path of unnecessary suffering, which is the path of the moron who insists on resisting the Laws of Life– it´s actually the one most of us choose, as if we only learned by being hit like donkeys.

But as it was said:

where failure increased, Grace abounded all the more (Romans 5:20)

My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Shadows are to be embraced and transformed with the Love infused into the Soul by the Creator.

Therefore it is necessary to see that each one of the shadows that make the Ego-Personality hide a divine virtue: where a coward is, there is a latent capacity to endure any situation; where a proud man is, there exist the possibility to empty oneself like the Creator does in concealment; where someone insults or criticizes us, there is a space to listen and feel the emotional fire without reacting, with acceptace and self-acceptance, since all we do, comes back to us.

We can´t love or tolerate others if we don´t accept ourselves first from the Soul, which is filled with the Grace and Perfection gifted by the Common Creator.

Through her, the Creator suffers, endures and transforms our miseries. And so humbly, that He does not even wear a name, and just gives it to his Son, to whom our Souls belong.

So,  are we –adopted– children of the Creator or not? If we are, then it´s meaningless to keep complaining like kids about others –Donald Trump included–, of blaiming devils,  or waitinig for some divine Savior or scientific superhero; taking responsibility for one´s life means to understand our place in the cosmos and our shadows so these can be used consciously and turned into good  fertilizer for Celestial Gardens. Let´s be the cause of our life and not the effect.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yes to Life



Famous is this statement of the Master, the Head of Adam:


Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me (Matthew 16:24)

However, the Greek text rather implies:


If someone wants to be part of me, let him/her refuse identifying with his old self-personality, put it on a cross, and follow me, I´ll take it.

When one observes the inner world from a space of humble and compasive acceptance, something crashes with the expression "deny", since it generates "psychological tension". We can´t deny our old nature, which is a damn lizard, always looking for the comfort zone, denying all "it" does not like. 

And since the role of denying is that of Satan, the Teaching hints at "affirming", for being "reconciled" in the Lord:


For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, whom we proclaim among you, Silvanus and Timothy, and I, was not "Yes" and "No", but in him it is always been "Yes". For all the promises of God find their Yes in him (2 Corinthians 1:20 ESV)

The very same name of the Eternal One, YAH, sounds exactly like the english and german affirmations: Yah, Ja.

And the Hebrew name of Jesus, Yeshua, starts with a big Yes to Life.

Therefore, we´re not asked to deny something which is there, be it: pain, fear, anxiety, hunger, hate...

These are inherent to existence, and can even be used as an aid for liberation. 

One must simply find the way to allow the Soul to carry them as a "cross", the "cross of the Ego" that helps us resurrect, knowing our weaknesses, and therefore our strong virtues, which are a gift:

My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:8 ESV)

And this new recognition is made from a new nature, which is the inner Christ/Messiah, full of discernment, capacity to stand the pain, compassion, love for others, trust in the Common Father.

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the New Self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator (Colossians 3:9 ESV)

As for the starting phrase, in case someone is interested, the Greek text uses the verb "aparneomai", which can be translated as "deny" or "refuse", pero according to the New Standard American New Testament Greek Lexicon (NAS), it has to meanings:

a) To affirm one has no connection o relation with something/someone.

b) To forget the own self-interests.

Therefore, the statement of Jesus Christ invites to "detachment", using the sword of "discernment", which separates the "old nature of the Serpent" from the "divine nature" of out Real Self.

The task is then to let the "ego" die little by little:

So you must also consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11 ESV)

As the Sufies say: die before you die so you never die.

Without the death of the ego, there is no resurrection in Life.

Hence the symbol of the Crucifixion and the serpent on the braze pole that Moses raised in the desert (Numbers).

Mount Nebo. Work by Giovanni

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Endurance by Resting is Liberation



This 11th day is a perfect time to ponder about inner confrontations and liberation, since 11 expresses the power to find truth, force and inspiration inside, from the Soul Self that encompasses and frees the lower personal ego.

Tertön Sogyal, the Tibetan mystic, said that he was not really impressed by someone who could turn the floor into the ceiling or fire into water. A real miracle, he said, was if someone could liberte one negative emotion. (Sogyal Rimpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, p.124).

Don´t say "I will avenge this evil". Wait on the Eternal Being and He will save you (Proverbs 20:22).

The miracle of liberation comes only when we cease to fight fiercely against what bothers or hurts; letting go of the attachment to negative thoughts, self-deprecation, fears, insecurities, resentments, dualistic views that see evil all over...

Of course, this becomes far easier by becoming familiar with contemplative meditation, also known as centering prayer...

In it one does not run away from distress nor tries to push away negative thoughts, but simply observes them and uses them as an opportunity to stop holding distractions, returning over and over to the loving heart, resting on the cloud of unknowing, the silent, infinite, inclusive and serene space of the Soul, the Christ-Buddhic Mind, the true wise Master, our inner savior, which is a spark of the Eternal One. 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30 ESV).

Desist and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10 Jewish Bible)

Cast out the [inner] scorner and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease (Proverbs 20:22 KJB).

But I tell you, do not set yourself against the one who is evil. But whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also (Matthew 5:39 NHEB)

These words of the Christ have always been misunderstood, since it does not mean to let anyone tread on us. It rather points to an aspect of inner work: the non manifestation of negative emotions or violent reactions before tortuous situations (ponêrô).

me antistênai is sometimes translated as do not resist, but always in the sense of not turning oneself against something, indicated by the prefix -anti.

And the only way to accomplish that is by developing the capacity to endure the inner fire, but without generating repression, liberating the load in the humble space of the heart. This alchemy fire cooks our ego, turning it into light.

Curiously, sometimes the term antistênai is used to expressed this "humble resistance", as in the passage of Jacob:

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James/Jacob 4:7 ESV).

In other occasions, we find the term to express a strong confrontation, as when God plays the role of Satan, Adversary, turning pride and violence against themselves:

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5 ESV)

Therefore, let go of grasping negativity and endure by resting on liberation.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Inner Nativity


To those who already see with the Illumined Eye of Conscience, even if it´s just in counted moments:


For you are all children of Light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness (1  Thessalonians 5:5).



Maybe born already or perhaps just in embryo.

And in case of falling into the trap of animal carnal eyes and false lights, here comes a riddle from the incomparable prince Sidartha:

The Mind lacks a mind since the Nature of the Mind is clear Light (Sutra of Wisdom, Sakiamuni Buddha).

True light is not created but emanated or begotten from an Unknowable Source; it is not vitiated by subjective experience; but it always embraces, pacifies and anoints/christifies those who transcend the abyss of animal emotions, ideas and labels about the divine and the human.

It is known by many names: Light of Christ, Allaha, Son of God, Buddha Mind, Nature of the Mind, Mind of Krishna...

Still, once the Light is born within, names do not matter any more, for Truth is One, naked, without straight jackets nor labels.

It is not believed nor experienced but glimpsed as a silent flash of Conscience, Heaven on Earth. 

In this Kingdom of Heaven, even the current of perception or mental-sensory consciousness is just another subjective and temporal content, relative to a personal mortal ego.

By contrast, the Light of Conscience is pure, only known by itself:

I have known my Lord by my Lord, without confusion nor doubt. My Nature is really his, without fault nor defect (Ibn Arabi, Tretease of Unity).

then I will know as I am known (Corinthians 13:12).

This is really the meaning of being born from the Father of Lights and being recognized as Son of God.

Only he will be called and will become the Son of God who acquires in himself Conscience –G.I.Gurdjieff, All & Everything, First Series.


This is a true inner Nativity, in which our true divine soul, image of the Creator, becomes Mother of God:

as Mary, as Fatima, the mystic soul comes to be mother of her Father, oom abî-hâ. And this is also the meaning of the following verse from Ibn Arabi: I only created perception in you so it became object of my perception (Man of Light in Iranian Sufism, by Henry Corbin).

In other words, the great paradox of life is that we are the window through which the Creator recognizes himself in his Creation, becoming Son of Himself amidst darkness.

This is how the brilliant words of Yeshua come true:

I and the Father are One (John 10:30)

I am the Light of the World (John 8:12)

You are the Light of the World (Matthew 5:14)

Does this mean we are the Father´s self-knowingness?

Obviously–but only when one lets go of mental clingings and lives "awake", from the divine soul, image of the Creator.

In reality, Father, Son and Holy Spirit are different moments of manifestation and self-recognition of the emanated Light, as shown also in Scripture and the Tree of Life.

But let´s not forget the wise words of the anonymous Carthugian monk in his work The Cloud of Unknowing: 

He [the Eternal One] is your being but you are not his.

Our divine will-spirit and soul were always immortal expressions of the great Light of the Creator. That is not so with the personal ego. Yet we are given the chance to let the divine soul impregnate the personal, letting light divinize the tiniest bit of living experience.

they all may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you, that they also be in us (John 17:21)

In the same way Jesus Christ or Yeshua ha Mashiaj walked on earth as Son of Man and Son or Body of the Eternal One, being the incarnation of the Head of Adam restored, in these times of awakening it makes sense to speak of Sonia Christ, Fernan Christ, Mary Christ, Lucia Christ, Anthony Christ...

he is the head of the body, the congregation [sons of light]. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead (Colossians 1:18)

the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God (1 Corinthians 11:3)

There is only One Body and One Spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call (Ephesians 4:4 ESV)

So it only remains for the sons to be manifested as the unified Body of Christ Adam, Son of the Common Father, leaving behind the idolater mind that believes the Divine One is separate. 

I am the Way, Truth and Life; nobody comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6).

This means, we either die in ego and are reborn in living soul, or we´re wrapped as food morsels. 

There is nothing higher than acknowledging the Light of the Father in us. What else could we ask for. We lack nothing in it. 

It would not be fully true to say we have been born, for what we've got is a seed and are still babies of light waiting to come out of the womb, breaking the veil of solid existence. 

This implies growing in Mind and understand that even the first emanated Light of the Father/Son/Holy Spirit is still a bare flash of the Unmanifest Boundless Light or Ayn Sof Aur, also known as Dark Light, of which we can only say it´s Nothing we think of and everything we cannot think of. 

Therefore, our highest aspiration it to be born and grow as to be able to dwell in the uncreated and yet begotten Light of the Common Father, what Walter Russel called Magnetic Light, which attracts and reconciles everything, unlike the electric light that forms our physical universe, generating the endless abyss of fragmentation and desire known as the Serpent.

Here we have a hint to both faces of the Tree of Life, whose Other Side or Sitrei Ahra is the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that is, the Christmas Tree and its balls of illusion.


             Tree of Knowledge               Tree of Life       

Darkness made a copy of the Tree of Life, but with a nature of opposites that mimic a neutral point but lack the true central column of reconciliation

Ordinary life and religion, shamanism, yoga and other traditions work with the electric light kundalini and its two poles, which never reach everlasting stability in the neutral point of equilibrium.

And certainly, these might be a path of self-realization, since in order to recognize the Light of Truth one must have been immersed in light-darkness, even if it´s only to notice there is something better than death.

Now, with so much dogma, techniques and luminous vortexes there is risk of missing the Grace of apolar Light, which is in the end what saves us from the cycle of reincarnation.

Polar light always remains trapped and can only become Lucifer, as it happened to the heroes of old, hardly remembered, in spite of leaving behind colossal structures, incomparable to the botched architecture of the present time.

By contrast, the Conscience of true living Humanity unifies opposites because it precedes them and its Single Eye sees no darkness where there is only Kingdom of Adual Light.

The lights of Santa Clause have nothing to offer in comparison to the Light of the true Father, which expands over creation as Mother Holy Spirit until it´s born inside the Human in the form of Christ, Buddha, Krishna–these are just nuances.

So, when we let ourselves be driven by the "false lights" of existence, we are condemned to the mad vortex of experience, signing up for the Clause of Satan, or Santa Clause–nothing is mere chance.

If we are not Sons of the One, then we´re legion, sons of the elves, selves of Santa, which whispers in heedless hears.

And as everyone knows, Santa comes from the North, which is associated to the Earth´s Fallen Axis.  The lack of alignment with the True Spiritual Pole  turned the planet into a totum revolutum:

Out of the north disaster shall be let loose upon all the inhabitants of the land (Jeremiah 1:14).

Those who study the kabalistic soul of the Bible maybe remember that the North is associated to the emotions; the South is related to the body; the West to the concealing thinking and the East to the illumined Spirit.

Which direction shall we chose then?

Reality speaks to us in archetypes. Perhaps this is why many go from south to north and north to south in this time, spending and spending, bursting with fatty food, alcohol, toxic shellfish, empty laughter and that refined sugar that fills the body with San Vito´s agitation, feeding a Satanic ego that gloats in his cold dwelling, where the heart gets frozen.

But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more? (Galatians 4:9 ESV). 

Yet, since we´re already light babies not fully born yet, let´s at least recognize the Tree of Life and its twelve fruits, divine gifts in our inner temple.

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Addendum:

Needless to say, 25th of December or Winter Solstice is a astrological symbol of the Light that is born and stuck within darkness. Its ancestral origin is Oriental. The Sol Invictus of Mithraism is born in such time, being incorporated by the Church of Rome, with a changed name. 

Meanwhile, the Jews developed Hanaka, commemorating the Maccabean victory over the pagan invasion, also on the 25th of Kislev.

However, the true symbolic and possibly historic birth of the Messiah Yeshua takes place on September, during the Feast of Sukkot, as demonstrated in:

http://themusicofwisdom.blogspot.com.es/2016/10/tabernacles-and-birth-of-messiah.html#links


Friday, December 2, 2016

About spiritual sacrifice


Expulsion of merchants from the Temple
Medieval Art, British Library Arundel

For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise (Psalm 51:16-17 ESV).

This is without any doubt one of the most profound verses in the Scripture, for it contains secrets we can hardly fathom with words.

What is really a broken contrite heart? An afflicted, repented, dejected heart or something more?

True spiritual sacrifice begins with the collapse of all inner idols, including the idea of a separate God that demands our servitude, sacrifice and suffering. 

The Supreme only gives Goodness without expecting anything in return, except the sacrifice of what keeps us from receiving plenitude.

Who´s then demanding? What is really required from us?

Before going deep into these questions we may begin with the following:

...the Ebionites [also known as the Poor (Evyonym), Essenes from South Israel] were very critical with the possibility of restarting a religion that prescribed animal sacrifices. Hence they argued that Jesus had come to abolish, with the help of his own death, cruel sacrifices. Together with the rejection of sacrifices they had preference for a vegetarian diet, which implied the absolute opposition to the consumption of meat. Both attitudes respond to the fact that in Antiquity the consumption of meat was many times linked to sacrifices in the temples, whose sacrified victims were later sold in markets. Meat was eaten when there were sacrifices, otherwise, the diet was different (Los Cristianismos Derrotados, Antonio Piñero, p.75).

Regardless of the fact the Head of Christ/Mashiaj incarnated before the appointed time for more reasons than the elimination of sacrifices, it is obvious that Yeshua/Jesus, was against all rigid norms and ritual sacrifices, as it is clearly seen in the expulsion of merchants that commerced with animals destined for sacrifice and consumption:

In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen (John 2:13-16 ESV).

This is very much in accord with the view of previous Biblical prophets, who pointed out the great mistake of carnal sacrifices:

He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog´s neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig´s blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have chosen their own ways, and  their soul delights in their abominations (Isaiah 66:3).

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the Knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings (Hosea 6:6).

Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me (Jeremiah 6:20)

For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices (Jeremiah 7:21).

(See also Isaiah 1:11-16; Amos 5:21-44; Proverbs 21:3; Hosea 8:13)

Now, if the prophets held this view, what originated the custom of sacrificing animals as an offering for Jehova? Did they copy it from other tribes?

The wild custom of sacrificing in order to appease the wrath of the gods was spread all over the earth and came to be part of Judaic religion, which degenerated beyond limits, as the other religions.


Moloch

In the last article we saw how the spiritual teachings were rejected by a majority of Hebrews, which preferred a more carnal-literal cult. 

This made them incapable of receiving the truth about a reality higher than the elements of the flesh, and thus they had to be left in the hands of astral intelligences that rule in accord to Laws of Nature, which demand energies mercilessly. And if those energies are not obtained from spiritual labors performed by conscious humans, other severe works are imposed by Nature, even painful events, such as catastrophes.

This is how ritual sacrifice came to be, as a shadow of a true inner sacrifice that humans did not want to make.

The Book of Splendour or Zohar explains that the word sacrifice, korban, derives from karob, to come close. Sacrifice makes one close to the divine. And to be more specific, a broken heart is the highest sacrifice, as we hear in David´s  Psalm, for when pride collapses, the heart is open to receive. And that is, by the way, the true meaning of Kabbalah, reception. 

The inner reading of Scripture teaches that the Creator and some angelic beings delight on receiving loving energies emanated by those who work with true mystic fire: the silent loving Presence during meditation, intense self-exam, compassion for those who offend us...

What´s more, inner work pacifies Nature, as we can notice in our own bodies when spiritual activities are performed.

Awakening the spiritual fire involves feeling with body, heart and higher mind together.

But only the Light of Grace can forgive sins and burn inner dross gradually, making divine perfection shine increasingly, but only as long as one is able to receive and cultivate the Mind of Christ.

On a lower level, the burning of impurities and emanation of spiritual loving energy was symbolized by the "smoke" that came out of burning fat:

And thou shalt burn the whole ram upon the altar: it is a burnt offering unto the YHVH: is is a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto YHVH (Exodus 29:18 ESV).

The ram that charges with his horns represents the stubborn ego, the inner Satan or first born of the flesh, which is precisely what Abraham and his offspring were asked to sacrifice, but very few understood.

This explain why the Old Testament speaks constantly of the sacrifice of the "first born".

As Paul pointed, first comes the carnal-natural, and then the spiritual (1 Corinthians 2:14). Unfortunately, we seem to be still unable to go beyond the carnal.

Precisely, the rejection of the "inner meanings" of the Torah made Israel and other cultures externalize the sacrifices, even with infants, becoming thus prey for lower forces, which the Judeo-Christian tradition knows as principalities, powers, dominions, and the wicked spirits of the air (Ephesians 6:12), moon demons known as shedim in Hebrew, and which inspire all sorts of self-mortifications, cult to images, material offerings, and of course, bloody sacrifices, like those of Moloch, which liberate energies that feed the magnetic field of the moon, from which some creatures are nurtured.

This is the context of passages such as:

If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations–Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch...according to human precepts and teachings? These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh (Colossians 2:20 ESV).

Therefore, we see that sacrifice must also be aimed at the own prejudices and false beliefs.

The loving sacrifice of the proud carnality by means of a constant self-study and permanent meditation/prayer, is the only living energy that can pay all debt. 

By eliminating the idols of the heart and mind, we stop seeing the Divine One as something external or far away, feeling how S/He lives even in our own conscious suffering:

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise (Psalm 51:17 ESV).


This is a hint to a deeper aspect of the Teaching that has to do with the supreme sacrifice that turns us into vessels for the divine, preparing us for a second birth, growth and higher marriage. But we will continue in the next post.