The Ten Commandments
Before continuing with the ten commandments, the ten plagues and the seven deadly sins, consider the following.
I propose to you that these things written down in the bible are spiritual things, in other words not to be read as the dead letter, as the masses do, but spiritually as the mystic does.
After all the bible says it very clearly, "don't be a minister of the letter" for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life"
"All things which are an allegory"
"don't you understand the DARK sayings of old", says the bible. Dark sayings is MYTHOLOGY
"reading my word at face value is as milk for babes" says the bible.
There's several more statements that admonish you and I not to read the scriptures LITERALLY. But do we do it?
How many of us seek the spiritual interpretation of the word, apparently not too many of us.
We believe that god commands us not to eat shrimp or pork of certain fowls, or not square the corners of our beards. Keep in mind that on the transverse side, "God said he put all things on the earth to be eaten with thanksgiving"
We are in the process of retelling the story of the Book of Exodus from the Old Testament, allegorically and symbolically. We have come to the ten commandments given by God to Moses on the Mount of Sinai.
These things are MYSTICAL, not LITERAL as you have been taught in your churches, by your pastors and deacons etc.
The entire Bible is pure Mythology, through and through, completely misunderstood by the religious masses, they haven't a clue!
These sayings are mind words, these sayings are used to open the right side of the brain, these sayings are SPIRITUAL, ans not LITERAL.
There's no god anywhere that cares who you have sex with, what you eat, where or when you take a crap or anything else.
This god is concerned with the contents of it's temple (the human brain), and that's all. I'll leave you with this verse, think on it.
"god is not subject to the carnal nature, neither can he be."
God is only concerned with you from the NECK up, PERIOD, end of story.
Christians have destroyed the beautiful metaphysical meaning of the entire bible, because they read it LITERALLY as opposed to SPIRITUALLY, as it was meant to be read.
"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned".
The NATURAL man, means the lower minded Literalists, like the Christians. It is they alone that have corrupted the true hidden meanings.
Jesus said to the 12 apostles: "You have been given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those, the ones outside, everything is given in parables, so that seeing, they may see and not perceive, " (Mark 4:11-12)
You see it's a MYSTERY
"That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ"
Clement of Alexandria, Strom. V, 10, 64: "For not grudgingly, he saith, did the Lord declare in a certain gospel: My mystery is for me and for the sons of my house." Origen, Homil. in Jer., XX, 3: "But the Saviour himself saith: He who is near me is near the fire; he who is far from me, is far from the kingdom."
That means that you CANNNOT read the Bible at face value.
But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 2 cor. 3:14
1."Thou shalt have no other gods before me."
The teaching of this first commandment is that God is the only being. Just as he told Moses from the burning bush. I AM THAT I AM. (LIGHT)
Whatever is, therefore, is God. There can be no other thing outside of God. When we love God first, we love all creation and keep everything in balance.
God's do not necessarily mean god's as we normally think of, but when we are living life and drawn to certain material things, and dwell in those material things, these things become god's, a Volkswagen car can become a very powerful god indeed.
Gods are WITHIN, these other god's are lower levels of consciousness.
Give the universe it's ten percent of your time, and then there will be balance WITHIN you. It doesn't mean money, per se, it doesn't even mean cars, or stereos, but when you dwell in them, then they come as god's to you and I.
2."Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:
for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."
We are here told not to set up and worship graven images.
But these images may be mental as well as physical. In fact the reference to those things in heaven, on earth or under the sea refer to spiritual, intellectual and subconscious images.
Worship means to assign great worth to. Graven means carved or firmly fixed in mind.
We are talking about images or ideas that we create false beliefs. Based on our judgements or people or events, they are the cause of most of our physical and emotional.
TAKING THE LORDS NAME IN VAIN
That's one of the ten commandments. But what does it mean ?
When you use God to try and justify yourself as being something that you are not?
You say you're Born Again, and a follower of Jesus. If that was true you would be a pacifist.
But instead you attack and kill thousands of people who never did anything to you.
You kill thousands for a reason which is proven to be wrong.
You use the Lords Name to get votes from millions of people .
But there is a penalty. There is a price to pay when you use the Lords name in vain.
In it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, not thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, not thy stranger that is within thy gates:
This is referring to the work one performs in meditation, when the kundalini (serpent) (eve) has reached the sixth chakra, it's over, the work required to reach the seventh seal is finished, the energy will move and open the seventh seal automatically, nor more work on your part is necessary, nor the part of the alien (electricity) within your gates (12 cranial nerves) has to work any more.
for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it."
What a wonderful thing it would be, in this age, if we were to follow this commandment literally. We would benefit physically, mentally and spiritually. Yet on another level, we are dealing with the symbolism of numbers again. Seven is the number of perfection, a completed and perfect spiritual journey.
The family represents the thoughts, intellectual, the son, subconscious, the daughter, the manservant and the maidservant represent those thoughts that serve us, the animals are our sensual lower carnal thoughts, and finally, the stranger represents the new energy that was alien to you your whole life.
This is a very lengthy way of saying, "Let go, and let God."
There is a point when we have done all we can, represented by the six days. And on the seventh, we must allow for the universe (cosmos) to manifest WITHIN.
God the Hierarchies, time or whatever you choose to call it, to complete the work and bring about success.
If you're mother and father were Bonny and Clyde, would you honer them?
No I think not! don't read it literally, lets see what it means Symbolically (spiritually.
Literally, this is an easy one to understand. But taken symbolically, it contains a very powerful message.
The father represents the intellectual consciousness. As Joseph is the intellect in the bible.
The mother represents the mind that is ripe for giving birth to the new mind, to the new thought patterns.
It is the two in balance or harmony, which when combined and working together will enable us to lead a balanced life.
The land (Isreal) that we shall long be upon and which was given us, is the state of consciousness that results from this harmony.
The meaning of this commandment belies it simplicity. Notice that we usually assume, "Thou shalt not kill a person." But, it is not so specific. It is not a Literal verse, it is not talking about killing a person or an animal in the literal sense, but instead it's talking about the killing of one's SPIRIT, as the bible is a SPIRITUAL book.
There are so many ways to kill.
As Oscar Wilde wrote:
Yet each man kills the thing he loves, By each let this be heard, Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering work, The coward does it with a kiss, The brave man with a mental sword.
A murderer kills only the body. But what about killing the spirit by the way we treat others, murdering the minds of those around us, especially those who answer to us?
What about killing initiative and self confidence?
What about the death of the soul?
Criticism and condemnation are also killers. Hate, jealousy and anger can also kill.
The die of transmutation indicates that we are not to kill anything, except negative and destructive thoughts and emotions.
We are to replace them with positive and loving thoughts and emotions.
What about when reborn Christians, or any one who represents any of the modern religions tries to convert you, wouldn't they be guilty of killing you?
After all dumping their religious garbage on you or their children has surely killed more brain cells than all the grains of sand on a beach.
Religion kills more assuredly than any other thing I can think of. I believe this commandment was designed and was a hint just for the religious barbarians of this world.
Mormons, reborn Christians and Jehovah witnesses stay away from my house, I want to live, and have all, and that's all my brain cells in tact til the day I actually die LITERALLY! You FOOLS!!
Killing and Death in the bible is ALWAYS referring to the SPIRIT and SOUL, not the physical. It's not talking about LITERAL killing, but spiritually, as the Bible is a SPIRITUAL book.
Religion is the biggest killer on this entire planet, even more so than cancer or diabetes.
Yes! Thank you......
For nature abhors a vacuum. Again, "Thou shalt not kill."
Remember this verse?
It means that god is NOT subject to what humans do on this planet, he CANNOT be, humans kill each other and animals as well, God is NOT subject to this, the commandment "thou shall not kill" is the spiritual killing of a persons soul. It is NOT LITERAL!
To understand the deeper meaning of this commandment, we must consider the meaning of the spiritual marriage.
The spiritual marriage which is referred to in several places in the bible, has to do with the marriage of the intellect of conscious mind to the soul or heart consciousness - the union of the conscious (9) with the unconscious.
To commit adultery on this level is to be untrue to the soul that is our source of truth and love.
It is to seek the lower manifestation of one of your other natures, the physical and the emotional, when you are in accord with either of these two other natures, you are committing adultery.
We know that from the law as Jesus stated it, "As you sow, so shall you reap," that stealing will not benefit you.
This is true not just of material things, but also of emotions and thoughts.
To take love, kindness or any other good thing from someone without reciprocating in some way is another form of stealing.
False witness includes gossip, dishonesty and false judgments. These are obviously potentially harmful actions. But the most harm is not to the intended target but to the instigator.
Every negative or judgmental thought we have has a harmful impact on us at a deep emotional and physical level. It is our health that will suffer, both physical and emotional.
he pain in the pit of your stomach, the tension in your neck and shoulders the headache, and the backache the heartburn and on and on may all be related to your negative thinking.
As you are reading this, you are using the intellect or intellectual nature, you have two other natures to your being, the physical and the emotional.
When you bear false witness (convince yourself that a lie) based on your emotions is reality, you are bearing false witness, it has nothing to do with any LITERAL meaning!! It's an illusion called maya or the matrix.
First of all this can apply to me, because my neighbor does not have a manservant nor a maidservant, nor does he have oxen or asses. How can you covet thy neighbors HOUSE? That's silly, the house in the Bible is always making reference to the brain/mind. As Jesus said in Psalms "Your enemies are of your own HOUSE" Where are the enemies? They are in your own HOUSE. Well that takes care of the meaning of the word house, Biblically speaking, it is your mind.
Do you see the problem, right away the verse screams that you are reading mythology, of course it's silly when read Literally.
Consider your neighbors to be the emotional and physical nature, because you are using the intellect right now, and together these are the three kings, that visited baby Jesus. The physical, the emotional and the intellectual nature, in the book of Daniel, these are represented as Meschac, shedrach and abednego.
When you are weighing decisions, contemplating, reading these words, you are using your intellect, that means that your neighbors are the physical and emotional. You are not to covet are harbor anything that comes from the lower aspects of the mind, the oxen and asses are symbols of the animal nature and all of the thoughts that proceed from this mind, the manservant is the left brain, the maidservant is the right brain, but operating in the realm of duality, it is the EGO.
Don't think of neighbors as someone next door to you, or across the street, but these neighbors are much closer, and much closer indeed.
In the Bible women are a SYMBOL of the emotions, well I wonder why the ancient writers used women as a symbol of the emotions, just ask any married man and he will tell you, women are just made that way, they are by their very nature emotional creatures, so they are used as symbols in the Bible, just as children are symbols of the offspring of thought.
Your mind is the house, and Jesus said "your enemies are those of your own house" it's all inside if you (WITHIN).
When you are going along and thinking good and positive things, then all of a sudden, you hear some bad news, and your emotions get stirred, and you body twitches, your stomach gets in a knot etc, this is when things can go awry.
When you allow the the good harmonious thought patterns in your daily routine, to mix with the thoughts arising out of the lower three kings, and you are moved by thoughts produced by these, you are coveting your neighbors wife (emotional thoughts). If you do this, you will make decisions based on your emotions, as opposed to the rational or higher mind principle.
All of the subsequent thoughts arise from the emotional nature are the wives, and you are to avoid these women.
So it is the way of the mytholoigist to write the things of the mind, in this manner. (SYMBOLICALLY!!!)
We have no need to take from someone else. There is no limit to the gifts that are available to us.
It is for us to desire enough to take the actions necessary to earn our own rewards. For "all things will be added unto us." But we must seek the kingdom, and where is it, it is WITHIN you, and are the ten commandments, the seven sins, the ten plagues, they are all in US.
To sum up the tenth commandment.
Do not covet ( harbor) thoughts that arise out of egoic , emotional or the lower mind, this is where the animals are, the oxen, asses etc...As in the Book of Daniel "I gave man the mind of an animal, til SEVEN times passes by for him" That's the seven chakras.
It would be silly to think that this verse only applies to men, what about women, does it say that thou shall not covet thy neighbors husband? So I guess then the tenth commandment only applies to men, and not women, that's absolutely stupid, that's why one must learn how to read the symbolic language, the DARK saying s of old and their wise sayings, just as the bible admonishes you to do. Do not COVET the thoughts that arise out of lower emotional thinking. This is the truth and how to understand this deep mythology. Scotty! Eye, energizing transporter now.
The ten famous plagues that are recorded in the Torah (Ex. 7:14-12:36), are not to be viewed as merely a set of supernatural occurrences that destroyed the Egyptian empire around 3,300 years ago.
The Torah is a blueprint for life, a manual for the development of the human race not merely a record of ancient tales.
The episodes recorded in the Torah represent timeless, spiritual tales occurring continuously in the heart of each man.
How are we then to apply the remote story of the ten plagues to our personal lives and your Soul?
The Kabbala teaches that every human soul is comprised of ten points of energy, ten characteristics that make up its inner "personality".
The first three form the super-conscious identity of the soul and its cognitive powers. The final seven constitute the emotional persona of the soul.
These ten characteristics, also known as the ten sefirot, ten emanating lights, are depicted in Kabbala in the following manner:
Hebrew Name English Name
Keter The super-conscious
Every one of us has been given a choice in life.
We may either refine these ten attributes so that they express our inner divine light, or we may pervert and corrupt these very attributes by using them in unhealthy and immoral ways.
Ancient Egypt, with its demonic program of systematically eliminating an entire people, the Hebrews, from the face of the earth, chose to embark on the latter path.
In our personal lives, Egypt reflects a state of psychological dysfunction, in which one or more of the soul's attributes become distorted and dysfunctional, hindering a human being's ability for true self-actualization and fulfillment.
This is indicated in the Hebrew name for Egypt, Mitzrayim, which may be translated as "inhibitions" or "constraints". When we fail to confront our own demons, our perverted attributes can return to us too in the form of psychological plagues.
Death of Super-Conscious
Blood - Destructive Confidence
The first plague, in which the Nile River turned into blood, was a physical symbol of the destructive confidence that became the hallmark of Egypt ( psychologically ).
Instead of a constructive confidence that builds one's spiritual character and fosters sensitivity to others.
"Egyptian" confidence breeds dominance and exploitation. The Ego mind, red is a symbol of emotions.
When one's perception of confidence becomes truly corrupt by the emotions, it can lead to generating rivers of blood. An out of control mind, sets in motion much destruction.
(See Midrash Rabba, Shemot 1:34; Targum Yonasan and Rashi to Ex. 2:23)
The Nile River embodied the source of Egyptian confidence and security. Since little rain falls in Egypt, the country's agriculture and sustenance are completely dependent on the Nile, therefore the ancient Egyptians actually deified the Nile (See Shemot Rabba 9:9).
The waters of the Nile turning into blood reflected the perverse state of the MIND which turns its confidence into blood, using its position of strength and power to slaughter and butcher countless innocent human beings.
Frogs - Cold Intimacy
The second plague, in which swarms of frogs inundated Egypt, symbolizes the cold and dispassionate intimacy which characterizes a man living in a psychological Egypt.
Frogs are cold-blooded amphibious creatures that hatch in cold environments.
Female frogs usually deposit their eggs into water where they hatch into tadpoles. Some frogs attach their eggs to water plants; others lay the eggs in damp moss or attach them to the limbs or leaves of trees overhanging the water.
Land-dwelling frogs deposit their eggs in cool, moist holes. Due to this, and to the fact that eggs deposited in this fashion receive no parental protection, frogs reflect in the Kabalah an emotional state of apathy, detachment and coldness.
This condition robs a human being of the ability to experience genuine emotional intimacy with any other person a spouse, a child or a friend.
(This brings to mind an anecdote.
A man was once asked, "What is the difference between ignorance and apathy?" To which he replied, "I don't know and I don't care.")
Lice; Unhealthy Submission
The third plague, in which the dust of Egypt turned into lice, reflects the symptoms of unhealthy submission.
This attribute, like all aspects of the soul, may either be productive or destructive. To forever remain a humble student of life's lessons is one of the noblest character traits an individual can possess.
The ability to surrender one's ego to a higher truth is the foundation for all spiritual growth, as is the capacity to confess to an error or a wrongdoing.
"May my soul be like dust," is a daily Jewish prayer, expressing our wish that we remain humble in the presence of life's mysteries.
That is healthy humility and submission.
Destructive "Egyptian" submission is a humility that crushes one's spirit and dulls its zest for life.
In this type of submission, where one thinks of himself as a worthless inconsequential creature, the perception of the self as useless dust develops into lice that demoralize and debase one's life.
Like lice, this type of humility sucks out a person's blood, depriving him of his vitality and energy-flow.
The holy Rabbi Aaron of Karlin put it in these words:
"Depression is not a sin; yet what depression does, no sin can do."
Devouring Beasts, Wild Ambition
The fourth plague, in which a swarm of devouring beasts attacked Egypt, is the physical symbol of unhealthy ambition.
Ambition is one of the greatest gifts in life. It is the engine that drives man to achieve greatness and make a difference in the world.
Yet if we do not refine this character trait, our ambitions can turn us into "devouring beasts" that crush and destroy the people we perceive standing in the way of the fulfillment of our goals.
Epidemic; Sly Compassion
The fifth plague, in which an epidemic annihilated the Egyptians' cattle, served as the physical embodiment of the attribute of sly compassion, which, like an epidemic, harms people silently and inconspicuously.
What is compassion?
The Kabalah states that compassion is more powerful and enduring than love.
Love usually overlooks the flaws of a beloved one; therefore, when flaws do emerge, they may weaken the love, if not destroy it totally.
Compassion, on the other hand, takes into consideration all the flaws of the individual and extends a helping heart and hand notwithstanding.
This is moral compassion, the ability of a soul to experience the pain and the needs of its fellow man.
"Egyptian" compassion is sly, shrewd and deceitful, where the seducing quality of compassion is used in order to exploit people's weaknesses for selfish purposes and destructive goals.
When one uses compassion in this well-finessed manner, it inflicts damage on a person in the silent deadly way of an epidemic.
[The point becomes clearer when the epidemic plague is contrasted with the plague of hail that also annihilated the cattle of Egypt. (the lower mind)
The former occurred silently, while the latter was performed with lots of commotion (Zohar vol. 2 p. 31b).
The difference between the two is further indicated in the Hebrew names of the two plagues: "dever" (epidemic) and "barad" (hail).
Both words consist of the same three Hebrew letters, dalet-bet-reish. But while in the word dever the letter bet is softened, in the word barad it is not (Zohar ibid.). All of this reflects the nature of sly compassion, which kills softly.]
Boils; Brutal Rejection
The sixth plague, in which embers from a hot furnace were hurled over the land developing into boils on the skin of the Egyptian population, is the physical symbol of cruel rejection. The Hebrew term for this plague, shchin, implies heat.
In Kabalah, fire embodies the soul's capacity to reject. Just like fire, an act or verbal rebuff may "scorch" or even demolish the one who is rejected.
An additional connection between fire and rejection lies in the fact that fire surges upwards, moving away from earth.
Rejection too constitutes an act of traveling inward and upward into one's own world, removing one self from the people and the events around.
Yet a healthy soul needs to know how to reject just as it must know how to embrace.
One is often called upon to refuse a destructive urge, to sever an unhealthy relationship, to say no to a spoiled child or an unethical business offer.
That is healthy fire. It is a fire that destroys the negative in order to build the positive.
However, when our inner capacity for rejection turns into hate, bitterness and cruelty, the embers of our soul become a destructive force. Like boils, they infect our lives and the lives of people around us.
Hail; Frozen Love
The seventh plague, in which produce-destroying hail descended upon Egypt, is symbolic of selfish love.
If fire symbolizes rejection, water, naturally descending from a higher plane to a lower plane, embodies the qualities of generosity and loving-kindness.
In Kabbala, the flow of love is compared to a flow of water, irrigating and nourishing a human soul with its refreshing vibrancy.
Yet, a man who finds himself in "Egyptian" bondage knows only an icy love, a love that is based entirely on self-seeking motives and self-centered considerations.
This person's rain-like flow of love becomes cold and frozen like hail, harming his loved ones instead of nurturing them.
[This explains the mystical significance behind the fact that the hail that fell in Egypt had burning flames within it (Ex. 9:24).
The cold and icy individual is also aflame - he is fired with self-love and ablaze with egotistical passions.
Indeed, it is his excess of inner heat that is the cause of his icy exterior.
Thus, the hail that fell in Egypt, icy without and fiery within, reflected the nature of "Egyptian" love:
coldness displayed toward other people coupled with warmth displayed toward one's self.]
Seven and Three, From Heart to Mind
It is no coincidence that the first seven plagues are recorded in one section of the Bible (Vayera), while the final three plagues are recorded in another (Bo).
The first seven plagues, blood, frogs, lice, devouring beasts, epidemic, boils and hail, reflected the Egyptian perversion of the seven emotions, confidence, bonding, submission, ambition, compassion, rejection and love.
The last three plagues, locust, darkness and the death of the first-born, represent the more severe corruption of the intellectual faculties and super-conscious dimension of the Egyptian soul.
When one's emotions and instincts are impaired, the sane and objective mind offers hope for healing.
Yet when one's mind starts playing ugly games, the path toward recovery becomes painstakingly challenging.
Locust; Perverted Intelligence
The eighth plague, in which invading locusts left no greenery in their path, serves as a symbol of the destructive consequences of a corrupted mind.
The ability of intellectual inquiry and scrutiny remains the singular most precious gift of the human race.
It allows us to explore the universe, improve our lives and discover the higher moral calling of the human family.
Yet the very same power may serve as a tool to rationalize every evil practiced under the sun and to justify every destructive lifestyle or habit.
Like the locust that consumed all existing plants of Egypt, leaving in its wake barren soil, the corrupt mind can uproot every existing moral structure and established sacred foundation, leaving in its wake a desolate society bereft of spiritual values and absolute principles.
This is the tragedy of Egypt like intellectualism, where one becomes so open minded that his brains fall out.
Darkness: A Locked Mind
The ninth plague, in which a thick darkness enveloped all of Egypt, reflects the inability of the inhibited "Egyptian" soul to actualize its faculty of conception.
This is the ability of one's mind to conceive a new and original idea that had been previously inaccessible.
How? By the mind keenly realizing its limitations and borders, suspending its intellectual ego and opening itself up to a higher light, the previously inaccessible truth can emerge and illuminate the newly created vacuum.
When one is arrogant and smug, he deprives his mind of the ability to experience illumination, forcing himself to remain in darkness, constricted forever to a narrow vision of life. Staying in the matrix of life, instead of opening up to the reality of the light, that is within thee.
Death of Firstborn Death of Identity
The tenth and final plague, the death of every Egyptian first-born, was the most devastating of all.
It reflected the fact that the Egyptian abuse of the soul did not only affect its conscious faculties, but went on to distort and destroy its super-conscious forces as well.
In the Kabala, the first-born is symbolic of the initial instincts and motives of a soul that lie beneath the surface of the conscious self.
That dimension of the personality is naturally more difficult to violate because it is hidden and inaccessible. But a lifestyle of ongoing addiction and abuse will ultimately bring about the death of the first-born - the death of the super-conscious element of one's soul.
This was the final "bullet" that put an end to the vicious cycle of Egyptian addiction and abuse.
With this plague the Jewish people were set free and were well on their way to receive the Ten Commandments.
What are the Ten Commandments? They correspond to the ten plagues. They are the same and have the same basic meanings.
Just as the plagues reflect the perversion of the ten faculties of the soul, the Ten Commandments represent the path of spiritual healing in each of these ten faculties, allowing them to express the harmony and splendor of man's divine essence.
SEVEN DEADLY SINS
The Seven Deadly Sins,in light of the Greek original. Keep Dark Doctrines in mind here. I’ll say it all in plain, concrete talk so that it WILL BE recognized.
1. GREED: It does NOT mean that if you need a car to get to work, you want one and work for one and then get one. In fact, a person can have many material things and NOT be greedy. It is the INNER WAY a person WANTS,
Nothing is ever enough, nothing satisfies: "their desires are INFINITE!"
They need more and more and strive uphill to gather more and more in order to fill up an empty hole they FEEL within.
2. SLOTH: Stagnation. A person can lay around all day and not be slothful.
By the same token, a person can jog and keep himself busy and BE slothful. Sloth is stagnation, the inability or refusal to change, move on, flow on in life, and harmony (mentally). Slothful, not acting on your intuitions, which are god given in the gut.
3. AVARICE: Malice. A person wanting revenge for a wrong done is not avaricious; the feeling passes away.
This means hate-FILLED, always angry, dour, grumpy, malicious. These people do not have a quiet mind. It goes right back to self-hate, an inner thing.
4. PRIDE: Does not mean that e.g., you are poor and lack an education, and then you improve yourself in practical life and feel good about it, or "proud."
Pride is where you WANT, DESIRE to BE something you are unable to be; or you pretend to be this like a Sage on the Stage which leads to the Will to Lie, to yourself and everyone else, again, an inner thing.
The prideful person will stubbornly try to do something he is obviously not able to do and fight an uphill battle trying to BE what he is NOT.
This leads to him being jealous of anyone else that IS able.
5. JEALOUSY: This is certainly not when you see someone else with something and it gives you a good idea to get one yourself. Far from it. Jealousy goes hand in hand with avarice, greed and pride.
Jealousy is simply SELF HATE - no matter what excuses anyone makes for it. It can include a suffocating possessive quality as if the jealous person imagines he or she can OWN another person. It turns love into love/hate - which is HATE.
6. GLUTTONY: Almost the same as lust (see below), except with food. Hunger that stems from the mental obsession with eating more and more despite the stomach NOT being in need of nourishment.
It’s a feeling of "empty stomach" that comes from the mind, not from the stomach.
When we try and become more than we can, when we want to skilled at all trades, but master of none, we can't focus on one thing, and bring that goal to fruition. we want to be like this person or that person, and do what he or she did. This is mental Gluttony.
Carnal appetites, constantly chasing things of the sense and desire nature, which stems from the lower mind. Trying to fill a void with outside things instead of turning inward.
"Even if you had certain talents in a previous incarnation, they will not reveal themselves in this incarnation if you do not exercise them. Sometimes someone discovers late on in life that they have an aptitude for a certain activity which they had not suspected. They are totally astonished and regret not having discovered it earlier. It is therefore important from a very early age to experience a wide variety of activities.
If you find you are no good at something, you can give it up, but at least you will not have to live with the regret of not having tried. If you are so inclined, it is always good to venture into something for which you have no particular aptitude, but if you are not succeeding at it, do not labour away stubbornly.
It is better to exercise the talents you already have than to waste your efforts on those you do not have and always to fail. You have to know where to invest your energies. Therefore, perfect the qualities and talents you already have, and if after that you still have time left, try to awaken in you others that you lack."
7. LUST: This has been the most misunderstood, distorted and twisted concept.
It doesn’t refer to any natural biological need - this is specifically stated in various places. In fact, in Timothy, Paul states that ANYONE preventing the natural union of male and female, or preaching against it, is a demon!
Here lusting refers chasing the things of the lower physical, she lusted after her mates genitals, the things of the lower carnal mind.
(He also says that anyone preaching not to eat animal meat is a demon!)
Lust means the same as epithymesai (see above). The genitals are NOT in demand of sexual union, testicles are not filled with sperm, women is not ovulating.
Doctrine: there is no full orgasmic RELEASE (of kundalini) with mental sex (and some people CAN FEEL the difference!)
Also implied in Christianity is that these people who do "mental lust" somehow KNOW something is "wrong" with them.
Paul states that, for some reason, the greatest pleasure such mental-sex types have is in coercing someone NOT like them, to BECOME like them. Interesting!
Every Bible verse has a psychological, metaphysical, scientific, philosophical and mystical interpretation.
Each letter has twenty-two different meanings and significations.
Reading the Bible as a history of humanity is only a first step. It is filled with allegories, and taken as a whole, serves as a metaphor for the experiences of all Living Souls.
The plagues, described in Exodus, tell the story of the soul’s travail and unfoldment while passing once around the Zodiacal Wheel in twelve incarnations.
The Land of Egypt, metaphorically represents everything in the human body below the diaphragm, organs, nerves and systems.
The Promised Land symbolizes the human brain as renewed as the new Jerusalem. The Garden of Eden includes the head, everything from the collar bones to the crown.
The Children of Israel carried a bit of everything they had learned on earth from the beginning, and had taints of every kind, due to their heterogenous background.
Egypt was familiar, a home to them.
They had consorted with the Egyptians ( the lower mind) for generations, lost their rituals, worshiped idols and pagan gods, and eaten ritually unclean food.
Three different phases of enslavement of Imagination, Thinking and Desire enmeshed them, and they had soul taints.
Moses (the intellect) told them they had to leave Egypt (the lower mind) to worship and serve the One God in the wilderness (meditation) which represents coming to terms with self.
Many among them must have doubted, wondering why they had to leave Egypt. Most of us are still in Egypt, we just don't know it.
They must have entered the wilderness in rebellion against Moses. How they must have complained!
It took Moses forty days ( SEE THE ARCHIVE FOR THE MEANING OF THE NUMBER 40) to get the tribes out of Egypt, but it took wandering forty years in the wilderness to get Egypt out of Israel!
The elders of the tribes, who had lived under Egyptian rule, were all dead by the time the Israelites reached the Promised Land (higher mind).
God sent the plagues to teach both the Egyptians and the Israelites.
Through a careful analysis, we can discover what Laws Egypt disobeyed to cause the plagues.
Israel (god's chosen light) had to witness the plagues to "see" and understand who God is!
The plagues showed Egypt and Israel that God is God.
The Lord deliberately hardened Pharaoh’s heart before each plague and multiplied His signs and wonders because He wanted to make sure the Israelites would go with Moses, and that Egypt would know He was God.
They had to "see" the need for and to accept soul discipline.
The tribes would have turned back, if they had anything to return to, so God showed them how He could care for them.
Before the plagues (Exodus 7:1-13), God ordered Moses to have Aaron challenge the priests of Egypt by casting down his rod, which became a serpent. This is the mystical kundalini.
The Egyptian sorcerers and magicians did the same with their enchantments, but God caused Aaron’s rod to swallow their serpents.
The serpent is a symbol of Wisdom.
God performed this wonder to demonstrate how the Wisdom of the One God of Israel would absorb the lesser wisdom of other religions.
ANOTHER VERSION OF THE TEN PLAGUES
The First Plague: Water Changed to Blood
And the Lord said to Moses, "Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, he refuses to let the people go.
Go to Pharaoh in the morning, when he goes out to the water, and you shall stand by the river’s bank to meet him; and the rod which was turned to a serpent you shall take in your hand. And you shall say to him.
The Lord God of the Hebrews has sent me to you, saying, "Let My people go, that they may serve Me in the wilderness": but indeed, until now you would not hear. Thus says the Lord.
"By this you shall know that I am the Lord. Behold, I will strike the waters which are in the river with the rod that is in my hand, and they shall be turned to blood. And the fish that are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will loathe to drink the water of the river." Then the Lord spoke to Moses, "Say to Aaron.
Take your rod, and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over their rivers, over their ponds, and over all their pools of water, that they may become blood.
And there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in buckets of wood, and in pitchers of stone."
Blood represents regeneration and the fire element of life. Blood is the soul’s vehicle or sheath, which is why "the life is in the blood."
The first plague transformed the water of the Nile, Egypt’s streams and pools into blood, which represents degeneration, the soul’s regression from health, as in anemia, leukemia, or other blood ailments.
Metaphysically, three types of blood platelets (in the desire body) represent our phases of the Living Soul: Square, representing subsoul, triangular for egoic soul, and round platelets for Oversoul.
Each platelet is composed of soul substance, and has a "brain" to record our thoughts, emotions and desires, every negative.
The platelets regulate our emotions, thoughts and desires. Pure blood platelets ensure health. Impure platelets cause illness and disease.
At death, we transform our platelets and take their records with us. Thus, the blood reflects a "picture" of the individual, and records his progress.
The first three houses in the 1st Wheel of Ezekiel (Aries, Taurus and Gemini) represent the "Land of Egypt" in man, the abdominal cavity.
The second triad of houses (Cancer, Leo and Virgo) represents the "Promised Land," the thoracic cavity, from the diaphragm to the collar bones.
The wheel’s upper RIGHT hemisphere represents the "Garden of Eden," or "Paradise." We endure through Egypt (the sensory world) to reach the Promised Land (Divine Love).
The first plague is in Aries, the House of the Hidden Manna and the Holy Spirit.
The Degree is the Neophyte, whose vow is to make the body a fit dwelling for the soul.
The corresponding church, mentioned in Revelation 2:1-7, is Ephesus, which left its first love, of God, and fell from grace. It rules the sacrum chakra, the seat of Creative Fire at the base of the spine.
The Creative Fire runs along the pole of Spirit, the spinal column (called the "pole of Paracelsus"), from the sacrum to the crown chakra.
The Egyptians had forgotten the mysteries of the soul’s immortality, which Isis and Osiris had taught them.
They had allowed their religion to degenerate into a "cult of death." Many Israelites had forgotten the One God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Israel and Egypt both were worshiping false gods.
Misuse of the Creative Fire caused the first plague. Turning water into blood symbolizes the degradation of purity, cutting off the Power of the Holy Spirit from the sacrum chakra.
Both Egypt and Israel had cut off the etheric currents and the Holy Spirit.
They worshipped idols, had fallen from their "high place" and shut the crown chakra, called the "first love."
The plague’s purpose was to teach Egypt and Israel to look up, to listen and become clean, to pay attention to their Neophyte Vows and physical regeneration.
Egypt had to let the Holy Spirit in, and return to their original belief in the immortality of the soul.
Israel had to accept the law given through Moses, become one again with the God of their forefathers and leave the fleshpots of Egypt.
Israel must again surrender and accept, to turn again to God fully and move up to Paradise.
The Egyptian magicians could also convert water to blood, so God again hardened Pharaoh’s heart.
His priests could not, however, reconvert the blood into water, and the Egyptian people were forced to dig for water for seven days.
The Second Plague: Frogs
And the Lord spoke to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve Me. But if you refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all your territory with frogs.
So the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, into your bedroom, on your bed, into the houses of your servants, on your people, into your ovens, and into your kneading bowls.
And the frogs shall come up on you, on your people, and on all your servants.’"
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, "Say to Aaron, ‘Stretch out your hand with your rod over the streams, over the rivers, and over the ponds, and cause frogs to come up on the land of Egypt."
And Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up, and covered the land of Egypt. And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt.
Frogs belong to the water element. Symbolically they represent the emotional life and "human nature."
Emotional abnormalities manifest as dropsy, diabetes, swelling, edema and glandular problems.
Frogs from the Nile infested the Egyptians’ homes, bedrooms, beds, ovens and kneading bowls. The mystical interpretation of the bedroom and bed describes the physical misuse of the Creative Fire, which influenced the whole Egyptian environment.
They used kneading bowls and ovens to make bread, which represent the process of Assimilation. Bread symbolizes Spiritual Substance, which Egypt misused emotionally.
Overeating causes an upset (swelling, the frog’s nature) at the stomach center (the navel chakra) and results in no Assimilation, no body perfection.
The second plague (Exodus 8:1-15) takes place in Taurus and the church of Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11), where people said one thing and lived in the opposite manner.
The Spirit told Smyrna to fear nothing worldly, but to ascend higher in consciousness. If they were faithful for the ten days they were cast in prison, they would receive the crown of life, which represents the Creative Fire, ascending from imprisonment at the sacrum, to the splenic chakra.
Taurus is the House of Fertility for Israel. To Egypt it represented the Nile inundation that fertilized their fields.
The Disciple Degree is under Taurus, and the vow is to Surrender to become the servant of all Power.\
When we enslave the Creative Fire to the outer senses, it cannot "water" the chakras, and we are infertile.
God compelled Egypt to awaken and free the Creative Fire to become the Flame of God. He advised Israel to live as Children of God, to Accept and Surrender to the One God, to return to their Father’s house.
Taurus rules the neck. Swelling in the neck represents a frog’s nature. Pharaoh swelled with pride and stubbornness, so even this plague did not convince Egypt.
The Egyptian magicians also could conjure frogs, though they were unable to dismiss them. Pharaoh begged Moses to ask God to rid them of the plague. When God caused the frogs to die, Pharaoh again hardened his heart.
The Third Plague: Lice
So the Lord said to Moses, "Say to Aaron, "Stretch out your rod, and strike the dust of the land, so that it may become lice throughout the land of Egypt."
And they did so. For Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and struck the dust of the earth, and it became lice on man and beast. All the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
Now the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not. So there were lice on man and beast.
Then the magicians said to Pharaoh, "This is the finger of God." But Pharaoh's heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, just as the Lord had said.
The dust of the land became lice and afflicted man and beast in this plague, which represents stability and the earth element, the heavy, rich earth of Egypt.
Lice represent all lesser negative thoughts that upset emotions and bring fear and doubt.
Stability is not stagnation, but looking up, not up and down, not blowing hot then cold. The lice upset stagnant emotions.
The lice plague is under Gemini the Adept, who vows to be selfless in releasing Power, not using Power. The church is Pergamos (Revelation 2:12-17), called the seat of Satan.
The navel chakra, the seat of intellectual self-will is the seat of Satan.
At Pergamos they worshiped false gods and ate food sacrificed to idols, which defiled Mosaic Law. To repent, we eat of the hidden manna, to open the pineal and to receive the white stone and open the Illumination faculty.
Gemini is the Division of the Twins, positive and negative, hot and cold. It is the House of Faith for Israel and the House of Control for Egypt, the Adept in the Land of Egypt.
We are still in the Land of Egypt here, but it takes burning Desire to repent to enter the Promised Land. Lice made Israel desire to ascend from adeptship in Egypt.
This plague showed Egypt the limits of control and adeptship, and awakened the Unconquerable Faith of Israel, governed by stability, not hot or cold, up or down.
The Egyptian magicians could imitate the first two plagues but they couldn’t duplicate this one. The Gemara, a commentary on Hebrew Law in the Talmud, states that "the Egyptians, as magicians, could not produce lice because they were unable to produce by imitation anything smaller than a barley corn."
Moses and Aaron began at the bottom with the miracle of small lice and ascended in the Power God gave them. They were, of course, letting God use them for His Honor and Glory, whereas the Egyptian magicians used the lowest form of adeptship.
They could not initiate a miracle, but could only use illusion to imitate what they saw.
Adepts draw from the Psychic Plane records just above earth and imitate the reflections of what true initiates do in the Heavenly Realms above the planes.
A reflection does nothing, but a miracle is an act of creation. Even the magicians said, "This is the finger of God," yet God hardened Pharaoh’s heart.
The Fourth Plague: Swarms of Flies
And the Lord said to Moses, "Rise early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, Let My people go, that they may serve Me. Or else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses.
The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the land.
And I will make a difference between My people and your people.
Tomorrow this sign shall be.’" And the Lord did so. Thick swarms of flies came into the house of Pharaoh, into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt. The land was corrupted because of the swarm of flies.
The fourth plague (Exodus 8:20-32) was a swarm of flies. Winged insects represent the air element, and they symbolize doubts and thoughts of fear. Wrong thinking created the flies, not emotions.
The fourth plague covers Cancer, Leo and Virgo in the Wheel of Ezekiel, signs which representing the stomach, heart and lungs. Israel had ascended to the Promised Land of the heart chakra, to live by "I AM" consciousness.
Cancer is the House of Choice and it rules the stomach. Leo is the House of Honor, the fifth house of freedom to release the past, and it rules the heart. Virgo is the House of the Bread of Life, and represents the lungs and the Inspiration faculty.
We must synchronize the function of heart and lungs to have perfect balance in the stomach. We say, "I have butterflies in my stomach." Butterflies have wings. The previous plague of lice had upset their stagnant emotions, but this one caused even Pharaoh to have second thoughts!
The Mystic Degree covers these three divisions and the vow is to maintain a shining Golden Silence, undisturbed by vagrant thoughts.
The church of Thyatira covers these houses (Revelation 2:18-29). Thyatira listened to the teachings of Jezebel, the false prophetess of Baal, and ate foods sacrificed to idols. The adultery they committed symbolizes the misuse of Creative Fire.
The Spirit promises the morning star to the Israelite who overcomes. The morning star represents the Oversoul Star, which releases the Rays of Wisdom and Love, balanced as Compassion. A strong Star of Destiny governs us when our Oversoul descends to rule the physical body.
Israel was to learn to choose to be obedient. Egypt continued in false doctrine and misuse and received what their works had earned. This plague was to teach Egypt and Pharaoh to overcome stubbornness in their heart.
God ordered Moses to tell Aaron to stretch his rod to commence the first three plagues. This time God ordered Moses simply to announce the time and the nature of the plague to Pharaoh. THE SPINE BECOMES THE MANIFESTATION OF THE KUNDALINI.
Israel dwelt in the district of Goshen. God severed that land from the swarms of flies, so they did not afflict Israel. Pharaoh said he would let the people go for three days if only the swarms of flies would end. When the plague ended, he of course hardened his heart.
The Fifth Plague: Pestilence on Cattle
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, and tell him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
For if you refuse to let them go, and still hold them, behold, the hand of the Lord will be on your cattle in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the oxen, and on the sheep – a very severe pestilence. And the Lord will make a difference between the livestock of Israel and the livestock of Egypt.
So nothing shall die of all that belongs to the children of Israel." Then the Lord appointed a set time, saying, "Tomorrow the Lord will do this thing in the land." So the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the livestock of Egypt died; but of the livestock of the children of Israel not one died.
This plague, which some scholars have theorized was probably anthrax, represents the lower animal nature and all overindulgence of self.
For instance, irritation and impatience manifests in idle words, since this is under the throat chakra.
Overindulgence in idle words causes a reaction of the Law of Force from the world, family and friends.
After the third plague, Israel had ascended to a state of grace. Egypt still lived in an unregenerate state, and wanted slaves to do their bidding.
This plague’s lesson is on the 18th Yetzirah Path of Life, the balance of inner and outer. It is the bloodstained Path of Spiritual Blindness that results in death in the material world.
The plague killed all the livestock of Egypt, but God protected Israel’s livestock with a wall of Light.
The death of their livestock represents Egypt living on the lower pole.
The 18th Path, on the lowest pole, explodes the atoms, releases life sparks and destroys form. Israel, whose livestock were unharmed, was living by the higher mental and soul faculties.
The fifth plague is in the upper hemisphere of the Wheel of Ezekiel, under Libra, the House of Law. The Law is the Word of the Lord, spoken by the Logos (the Word). The terms, "Lord" and "Law" are synonymous.
As we enter the Garden of Eden, we learn the first true freedom, which comes through illumination from above.
The Master vows to be responsible for all about him.
God was teaching Egypt to learn obedience to Divine Law, while he taught Israel the powerful effects of disobedience – the plague destroyed all Egypt’s livestock. The animal nature.
Disobedience can destroy the value of the food we eat. When food upsets the digestion, look for disobedience. Israel was learning to return to the Logos, the Word of the One God, the Law.
This plague covers the church of Sardis, where some were physically alive, but spiritually dead (Revelation 3:1-6). Israel was learning to be watchful, to strengthen their faith. "Be watchful" advises Israel to be ready to move instantly. Here we strengthen what remains,
yet is ready to die of malnutrition caused by idle words. Worthy ones walk in white raiment when they attain purity of speech. Egypt was learning purity of purpose instead of treachery.
The Sixth Plague: Boils
So the Lord said to Moses and to Aaron, "Take for yourselves handfuls of ashes from a furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward the heavens in the sight of Pharaoh.
And it will become fine dust in all the land of Egypt, and will cause boils that break out in sores on man and beast throughout all the land of Egypt."
Then they took ashes from the furnace and stood before Pharaoh, and Moses scattered them toward heaven.
And they caused boils that break out in sores on man and beast.
And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians and on all the Egyptians.
God ordered Moses and Aaron to throw ashes into the air in Pharaoh’s sight.
The falling ashes caused a plague of boils on man and beast.
Ashes represent dross, burned from the lower or "human nature."
Ashes also symbolize our last regrets, and sorrow about giving up pride and self.
When we lift our ashes of self in surrender, and let them blow away as smoke, we have no more frustrations or sorrow.
The Egyptian magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils.
Boils represent hidden emotional frustrations that cause impurities in the bloodstream.
The action of boils cleanses the blood and the emotions.
Boils represent a physical, bodily revolution, the casting out of impurities, and this affliction was supposed to "boil" out impurities.
The church of Revelation (Sardis), the Degree (the Master), and the chakra (the throat) remains the same as under Libra.
Yet this plague is under the sign of Scorpio, the sign of death, the Division of Transformation.
The initiate seeking Mastery under Libra tends to "notice" other people’s lack of responsibility.
When practicing Mastery under Scorpio, we begin to understand that by being responsible for what comes to us in life, we assume more responsibility, thus growing in Mastery.
Scorpio is also called the House of the Altar of Resurrection. Israel was to build their altar and remember that the Lord is One God.
Egypt was to cleanse itself of corruption, which leads to death, and Pharaoh had to burn away his stubborn pride.
Seventh Plague: Hail
And Moses stretched out his rod (spine) toward heaven;(the brain) and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire darted to the ground.
And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt.
So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
And the hail struck throughout the whole land of Egypt, all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail struck every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field. Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail.
The plagues were ten miracles God performed through Moses. In Exodus 9:23-35 God ordered Moses to stretch his rod toward Heaven and He sent thunder, hail and fire to run along the ground.
Thunder, hail and fire represent crystallized imagination, emotions and thinking, in that order. Hail is frozen water and symbolizes emotion crystallized into prejudices and opinions that produce paralysis.
Thinking is fire that burns and churns crystallized emotions.
The low pole of crystallized imagination creates thundering, destructive pictures.
Hail is under Sagittarius, the House of Ascension and Conquering to Ascend.
Sagittarius is a fire sign. We must heat, melt and absorb all crystallization.
For Egypt and Israel both, this represents the need to awaken Love and Compassion.
The hail told Israel to dissolve its hatred of Egypt.
No matter what sign we were born in, we conquer in Sagittarius.
Only in Israel’s land of Goshen was there no hail.
Goshen means "place of rest." Here the temptation is to rest on promises instead of ascending.
Pharaoh represents the subconscious mind, which promises repeatedly to let go.
Pharaoh began to fear the God of Israel. Here the mortal, subconscious mind begins to recognize its errors – Pharaoh began to promise to let Israel go.
Hail is under the Priest Degree and the brow chakra. The Priest gathers all good from past experience and then forges ahead.
The brow chakra rules "seeing." Knowing what destruction the previous plagues caused, Pharaoh still refused to learn from the experience and "see" what he must do.
The hail and fire ruined the flax and barley crops that were ready for harvest.
Destruction of the flax and barley represents Egypt reaping the whirlwind of self.
Wheat and rye represent Israel’s "crops" grown in accord with Law and Divine Will.
The wheat and rye were immature and were not ruined. The lesson for Egypt was to fear the One God of Israel, the only way to make them let go.
Israel, with its immature crops, was not yet prepared to leave.
This plague relates to the church of Philadelphia ("brotherly love"), which the Spirit told to "hold fast and let no man take your crown." This is under the Priest, who vows to remain pure in heart, mind and purpose.
The Initiation is to stand fast in the hour of temptation.
God was teaching Egypt to let go of self.
He was telling Israel to stand, know and love.
Love is the only ingredient that makes us strong enough to hold onto our crown. We combine the seventh plague with the sixth church, or seven plus six equals thirteen, the number of the Via Christa.
Eighth Plague: Locusts
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land – all that the hail has left."
So Moses stretched out his rod over the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought an east wind on the land all that day, and all that night. When it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt.
They were very severe; previously there had been no such locusts as they, nor shall be such after them.
For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they ate every herb of the land, all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left.
So there remained nothing green on the trees, or on the plants of the field throughout all the land of Egypt.
The plague of locusts was pure destruction to Egypt. God warned Pharaoh in advance that the locusts would eat everything left after the plague of hail. Winged locusts represent the servants of the Almighty who think high thoughts and surrender the lower mind in order to ascend.
First, hail must burn away opinions and prejudice, then we release all remaining doubts and fears.
God sent locusts to cleanse Egypt, the subconscious mind, of doubts and fears.
Pharaoh wanted to hang on and "try" to win. He brought the next two plagues on himself.
Locusts represent the clinging, tenacious hold of the subconscious mind over the soul.
They represent earth, although they have wings. Locusts eat everything until the earth is barren and dry as a bone.
Israel entered a period of purification under this plague. Pharaoh drove Moses and Aaron from his presence.
They were preparing for their sojourn in the wilderness.
This plague is under Capricorn, the House of the Father and an earth sign.
It is the Gate of the soul’s descent though the House of the Father to reach the House of the Mother of Earth in Cancer.
An east wind brought the locusts and a west wind took them away.
East represents resurrection and west represents ascension. Capricorn represents Israel’s victory through resurrection and ascension. Egypt tried to gain victory through force.
The church is Laodicea, where the Spirit cautions soul to buy gold tried in the fire.
The pituitary gland is gold, and the pineal is silver.
When Illumination strikes, it fills the pituitary and purifies the emotional life.
This is the subsoul, ascending from Egypt through the Promised Land to dwell in the Garden of Eden.
The trail from Libra through Capricorn is arduous, and filled with stumbling-blocks. We can weep and wait in Sagittarius, but the Fathers place us on a platform of Light so we can stand, fight and struggle. We can never fall all the way back once we pass through the Fires of Sagittarius.
This is the Christos Degree, whose vow is complete surrender of all self. The great conflict between subsoul and Oversoul rages in Capricorn but we reach a point where we cannot breathe without more truth. Here we become zealous and have illumination:
As we open the thousand-petaled lotus at the crown chakra, Light shines through the brow chakra to illumine the path.
Ninth Plague: Darkness for Three Days
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt."
So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days. They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
Three are the number of the master glands in the brain. The Pineal, the Pituitary, and the Thalamus. Also three refers to living off of the Intellectual, the emotional and physical states, instead of the spiritual.
The darkness (Exodus 10:21-29) was so thick that it could be felt. For three days Egypt could not move, yet Israel had light in their dwellings.
Three is the number of perfected personal expression. Three days is the time it takes to cleanse the subconscious mind and ascend to God.
Jesus said i will tear down the temples made with hands, and rebuild my new temple made without hands in three days.
Egypt had to learn to let go, so for them this was the Surrender of self-will and full Acceptance of Unconquerable Faith.
This meant a complete spiritual awakening for Israel, to light their dwellings.
We are living through this plague in the world now. We have light in our dwelling, yet darkness is without.
Darkness is under the Aquarius Division and the air element. Air (Aquarius is an air sign) represents the Mind of God as us.
Aquarius is the House of Vision, which represents the true opening of the mystical "third eye." Israel was living now by pure Vision. Egypt had to learn the lesson of blindness of self, and Is ra el had to learn of their full protection.
Pharaoh said that he would let Israel go under the threat of the seventh, eighth and ninth plagues, then changed his mind.
Israel still loved Egypt’s materiality, yet they wanted to return to God. The Law that governs this is "no man can serve two masters." We cannot serve both God and self.
This is the "I want, I try" stage.
Pharaoh wanted the herds and flocks of Israel. Aquarius represents the Lamb in Heaven, as Aries is the Lamb on earth.
No church of Revelation relates to the ninth or tenth plague because they represent worship of God alone.
Moses did not appear again before Pharaoh after Pharaoh threatened him. He no longer needed Aaron or his rod either.
He just stretched forth his hand to bring the darkness. God ordered Moses to command Aaron to raise the rod so that He might impel the Children of Israel to let Moses and Aaron lead them.
Tenth Plague: Death of the Firstborn
"So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt.
Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening.
For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger, or a native of the land.
You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread." Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, "Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb.
And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two door posts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out the door of his house until the morning.
For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two door posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever.
It shall come to pass, when you come to the land which the Lord will give you, just as He promised, that ye shall keep this service.
And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt,
when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households." So the people bowed their heads and worshiped.
Then the children of Israel went away and did so, just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. And it came to pass at midnight that the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.
So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
Before each plague, Moses received the Law and told Aaron what to do. When it came to the death of the firstborn, Moses and Aaron stepped aside, for only the Father could perform this plague.
The firstborn represents the soul’s true preferences, Our first thoughts that arise out of the emotional mind, such as possession of persons and things.
Egypt’s firstborn represents their desire for using Power as self-will and creating force.
The destructive, selfish use of Power leaves the egoic soul in bondage to the subsoul, then conflict rages between subsoul and Oversoul.
This is the true meaning of Israel held in bondage in the Land of Egypt. By this time, Israel preferred loyalty to God and letting Power use them over using self-will as force.
Before the death of the firstborn, God told Israel to borrow gold and silver from their neighbors; Egypt was glad to give them anything to get rid of them.
Gold is always god or higher godly thoughts, silver is mans higher thoughts purified, and symbolized by silver. the mind draws all it can from Egypt (the lower mind), the lower nature, and eventually resides over it.
This represents Transmutation of base metals into gold, raising the Creative Fire from the base of the spine in the Land of Egypt to the Higher Creative Center in the Garden of Eden, the head.
God stripped Egypt of possession of persons and things because of disobedience; Israel received only its fair share for conquering under Law.
The tenth plague is under Pisces, the House of Revelation and Permeation. Here Light so permeates us that every atom dances.
This is the House of Heaven, and we are living through it today as we open the thalamus glands for "seeing" and "hearing." Polishing the virtues and praying with fervent praise opens the thalamus glands.
Egypt had to be blinded with grief to let go of their possessions, but they were too blinded to see Heavenly Realms.
We learn to release the other fellow from bondage to self-will, to love more, to love enough but not to possess.
This is the point Paul reached when he "kicked against the pricks."
We are too busy picking up our precious pearls of experience to kick against what life presents.
Israel could see that freedom lay ahead, but they still faced forty years of wandering the wilderness of self to become purified of their taints.
The path Home to the fathers house (the higher mind) is long, and we must be single-minded in our climb. Not gluttonous, but focused, gluttony will cause you to fail. And It's not talking about Literal FOOD.
IT'S ALL MYSTICAL, NOT LITERAL!!!!
IT'S TALKING ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THE HUMAN MIND.
"And let ye therefore be transformed, by the renewing of your minds" Bible
Remember, these things are all in the MIND!!!!!