Friday, October 21, 2016

Acid Debts



Without doubt, life can be very sweet, but also quite bitter and acid, and with a lack of proper understanding, these can become an unbearable torment.

But we should not forget that acid fruits, such as lemons and citrons, have extraordinary medicinal properties. To begin with, they are rich in Vitamin C, which helps to keep the veins and arteries in perfect condition, protecting against the famous scurvy that decimated sailors in old times.

On the other hand, the acid of the citric disinfects and contributes to digest fats, improving blood and lymph circulation.


Next month we´ll see this has a meaning on other levels, since "fat" has always been symbol of impurity and "sin". 


But for now, with what´s been already said, it´s not surprising that the Citron tree has a sacred connotation in Hebrew tradition.


And you shall take for yourselves on the first day [of Sukkot] the fruit of the hadar tree, date palm fronds, a branch of a braided tree, and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God for a seven day period (Leviticus 23:40). [1] 


According to tradition, the fruit of the hadar (beautiful) tree is the Citron, Etrog, which some scholars deem as Adam´s Apple. In Kabbalah it represents the heart or feminine side of the soul, while the branches or Ulav represent the masculine side. The union of both heals all sins and restores the soul´s pure consciousness. 


Great wisdom is traditionally associated to trees. 

Well known is the fact that the Hebrew word for the fruit of the vine and wine, Yayin, has a value of 70, the same as Sod, Secret.


Interestingly enough, the numeric value of Citron, Etrog, is 610, close to the 613 mitzvoth or connections of Adam´s Soul, whose fragmentation generated  the famous "debts" or "karma" of humanity.


And as we will see, these links contain a message of great proportions concerning how the Messiah or Cosmic Man redeems humanity and which role play human souls in the process.


First of all, we need to realize that each one of us carries a definite number of "debts" because of eating from the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge without eating from the Tree of Life, which brings Understanding. And these debts make us incomplete and lopsided beings.


But which debts are these?


–Debts inherited from ancestors and close relatives, starting with biological father and mother.


Family traumas that remain hidden manifest in the form of congenital ailments, diseases  such as cancer or multiple sclerosis and some patterns of unconscious reaction that remain stuck for generations.


The Lord is long suffering and of great mercy, letting go of iniquity and transgression and absolving, but by no means absolving the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons unto the third and fourth generation (Numbers 14:18 Jubilee Bible 2000).

See also Exodus 34:7 and 

–Debts that soul fragments of an already crystalized soul acquired in other lives.

These remain in the form of "undigested traumatic memories", which return over and over to bodies of akin vibration, until they are resolved, completing the understanding of the soul.


These debts determine life circumstances and  surroundings, and are also mirrored on diseases, vital conflicts or quarrels between close persons, such as parents.


Until these traumas are not resolved, the conflicts chase the person that perpetuates the undigested trauma.


–Debts acquired in the present life through bad eating habits and 
negative actions that can even cause the death of the soul.

Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin (Deuteronomy 24:16).

Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die [...] The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself (Ezekiel 18:3-20).

All karmic debts turn us into defaulters with regard to others and Nature, which is part of the Intelligence known in the Scriptures as Elohim, the feminine and plural side of Divinity, from whom all souls and Eternal forms of all things are born.


The fact patriarchal religions –Judaism, Christianity and Islam– have generated so many rivers of blood is due to the blindness with regard to the Divine Mother and her body, Nature itself.


We all are under this blindness, reason why the physical world has become hostile; the body of the Mother has become a Stepmother, and our soul, a threatening shadow.


This blindness makes many think it is unfair to be born with debts they don´t remember getting, since, why should one pay for what others have done?


And very few realize that this is to incur in a double blindness: due to our massive egoism, we are not only not willing to pay for others, but also don´t see we all are part of the same Being.


Love thy neighbor as thy Self does not mean to love others as we love our pampered ego, but to love others as "parts of ourselves", fragments of an unrecognized Being.


Undoubtedly, this is the true sense of the teaching of Jesus Christ, Yeshua ha Mashiaj, who is presented as taking upon himself the sin of the World.


But why would he do something like that? Just out of compassion? No, too simple.


In reality, the sins of the world belonged so much to him as they belong to the rest of humanity, whose Soul and Body are one. 


The Law teaches that the Messiah, Christ or Universal Man is the Head of Humanity (1 Cor 11:3) and He knew very well that something in the lower parts of the Soul of Humanity –his Bride– was not right, since a mental-emotional virus called "Luciferic narcissism" caused a mess in the universes previous to the physical one we inhabit, which inherited such unresolved mess.


Unfortunately, both the believers who claim the right to be called "Christians" and those unbelievers who reject Christianity, still don´t get why it is said a man took the sins of humanity upon himself.  The former still think forgiveness is a free favor or concession  that a benevolent God grants upon insignificant creatures, whereas the latter prefer to think all is a misinterpretation or just another concocted religious fantasy.


Certainly, all debts are forgiven; but only for those who recognize the divine organism and whom we are part of, living in a way that meets the highest demands. 


This is the challenge many refuse to take, in spite of "believing".

It is naïve to think we've been given a free life when there is so much work to be done.


Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also rip (Galatians 6:7).


for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body (1 Corinthians 6:20).


Only by reestablishing all soul connections, debts gets paid.


Hence these were in ancient times expressed in the form of Dharma or Duty –for the Orientals– and judgements, statutes and commandments for followers of the Law as expressed in the Hebrew Torah.


Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled (Mathew 5:17-19).

Contrary to what modern Christianity teaches, the Law still affects us, soul defaulters, specially in its spiritual reading, since the letter kills but the Spirit gives Life


This implies nurturing and purifying the body, even taking care of what we eat, as we will see next month.


Yet it´s not difficult to realize those "moral and vital duties" have generated as much order as violence and judgement. In fact, nobody was nor is yet capable of fulfilling them all completely, except the Head of Humanity or Messiah, in whom everything has come to pass.

In relation to this point, there is still another important secret associated to the Hadar Tree of Sukkot, and an illumining text is reserved for the eighth day, which is tomorrow Saturday.


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[1] http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9924


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