One thing we can count on for sure is through our spiritual journey we will have hard work ahead of us in order to illuminate our lives and free ourselves from the bonds of our limited humanity. It is apparent in many spiritual texts that the one who goes on this journey goes through a spiritual initiation of some sorts.
Much like Jacobs ladder there is a process of awakening and going through 7 Gates, 7 Chakras or the breaking of 7 Seals in order to illuminate the mind into it’s highest form of consciousness.
According to the following statement by Manly P Hall in his monthly letter to his followers dated: April 1937 there is more then one myth that has the symbolism of (7):
The Stairway or Ladder is a symbol of the step by step process one goes through when they start to awaken to the truth, the Angels are the symbols of purity and as they ascend and descend back and forth from the earth and heaven. It is their pureness of thought and light heart that allows them to go back and forth.
Let’s take a look at the following statement from the scripture above:
“I am the Lord, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac.”
- The “I AM” is about the highest place of consciousness.
- The word “LORD” is one who is filled with spirit and has dominion over the physical realm
- The word “GOD” is about the Omnipresence mind
So the feather is about our weighted hearts or a light heartedness .. Amenti is about the loss of our life and pulled into the abyss of nothingness that many of us get pulled into in life.
The serenity prayer is a powerful way to lift your heart and body of all of these burdens and when you not only recite but also bring these words into your life you can free yourself… (It however takes practice)
In addition the Heart is the center of the 7 Chakras and is the center or sometimes referred to as the Governor of the other 6…
When the chakras are opened they will illuminate the body allowing it to go into it’s purest state and be of a light heart and pure mind. Each chakras has a lesson and something we need to detach ourselves from in order to fully open that chakra and keep it open. Very much like the 7 gates that Inanna travels through, when she does her descent into the underworld. Inanna has to remove 1 thing and give it to the gate keeper at each gate. Each time she does she sheds a piece of herself that was holding her back and each time she frees herself a little bit more.
The pieces she sheds allows her to “LET GO” of what she felt was important about her self image and allows her self to love all aspects of who she is and in turn becomes more in alignment with the Greatness of who she is both Dark and Light.
As we shed away parts of ourselves we then let go of the burdens that so often bog down our growth both spiritually and physically.
From a Lecture I listened to by Manly P Hall titled: The Vision Of Hermes
He speaks about how we illuminate in stages and I am pretty such some of you will be able to relate to these stages in some level.
If you really ponder these levels he speaks of from going from one level to the next you realize that you have probably gone through some of these stages in your own development each time you let go of a part of you that was holding you back and keeping you from your progression as a soul.
There is a lot to think about and ponder! and Remember we are practicing down here!
Much love you to!
About The Author
Jeremy McDonald has had a deep passion for human dynamics and has spent his adult life studying concepts of healing, mindfulness, consciousness and many other subjects. He was formally trained in Adult Learning Theories and has worked as a Corporate Trainer for a number of years. He has also been a public speaker for the past 20 years helping others find their full potential. He strives to be the constant student realizing life is only happening to it’s fullest when we are expanding our growth and knowledge. We are all teachers and students and this relationship is a flow between the two. Follow him on – Facebook: @JeremyMcDonaldLLG, Twitter: @Lamplightgroup.
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