Monday, April 10, 2006

Bahir 121-122

These last two verses conclude this section. The Seven Voices and the Sephiroth

Bahir Verse 121. What is the meaning of "generation to generation"? Rabbi Papias said: "A generation goes and a generation comes (Ecclesiastes 1:4) ." Rabbi Akiba said: "The generation came" ­ it already came.

Commentary: Everything moves in cycles. When you are first envisioning your heart's desire the ideas are like the broad strokes of an artists pen. Then gradually you are able to refine these images so that your feelings and thoughts come into synchronization. Generations proceed by synchronization. They build upon one another. They are the sequence of events which also follow from these synchronizations. Twice the generations came. Once as we are speaking of it and again as we are exeriencing its effects. Sometimes there are spaces between the generations which produce periods of null activity for us. This is the time in which it may be said that 'a generation goes.' Then when there is an influx of connection this generation comes again. It is connection that fills out each generation as it flows outwards into creation. There are always movements in thought and it is by the momentum of thought that connection is not only contacted but is also moved forward into thought to produce these generations that continue into the forms of our imaginings.

Bahir Verse 122. What is this like? A king had slaves, and he dressed them with garments of silk and satin according to his ability. The relationship broke down, and he cast them out, repelled them, and took his garments away from them. They then went on their own way. The king took the garments, and washed them well until there was not a single spot on them. He placed them with his storekeepers, bought other slaves, and dressed them with the same garments. He did not know whether or not the slaves were good, but they were [at least] worthy of garments that he already had and which had been previously worn. [The verse continues] (Ecclesiastes 1:4), "But the earth stands forever." This is the same as (Ecclesiastes 12:6) , "The dust returns to the earth as it was, but the spirit returns to God who gave it."

Commentary: The King is your higher self and the director of the imaging process that produces your world. The slaves are those thoughts you have put forward to make up the world you have chosen. The garments you place upon your thoughts are your good intentions and the feelings especially you have to make these thoughts into representations of the things you wish to see take place in your life. You aren't always successful in your imagining so that you have to start over with a new set of thoughts to imbue with the power of intention and the feelings of accomplishment. The phrase 'but the earth stands forever refers to your power to keep producing thoughts that show in your experience. The phrase 'the dust returns to the earth as it was, but the spirit returns to God who gave it'" tells us that our thoughts get recycled while our intention remains. Our intention is the spirit that inspires and then produces those thoughts which promote our demonstrations. We go through periods of trial and error where we have to begin again anew in order to refine the processes of creation. We work with the essence of creation in that we are the channels for its expression.


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