April 2001


Part 24



The Covenant colored the Judaic life for thousands of years and still does. Why is it such an important part of their beliefs?

To begin with the story of Lot and his daughters, where we left last time, looks like a story about somewhat kinky sex.

But let us look closer - this covenant was made between Abraham just after his renaming, when he was told to go and circumcise all his people. Circumcision was already being used as a health factor. What was normally done was to take something that is already part of their lives and use it as a symbol. There were no terms in the Hebrew language for abstract ideas, so the only way they could carry these ideas down through the generations was by the means of stories or symbols of some kind. Then the Rabbi's would explain the stories to the (children) classes.

The Covenant of Abraham and God was a covenant or agreement of continence (self-restraint from yielding to impulse or desire), that means that what they were to do was to mate only to have children. The act of circumcision is a symbol for mating for pro-creation only.

The theory was that - human being's creative life energy, normally dissipated in the sex act, has a higher office than perpetuating the race. Could this be one of the reasons that the Jewish peoples are so smart, plus their emphasis on good education.

There are lots of energy flows in our body system, we are learning more and more about them because of acupuncture and reiki and such disciplines. One of the flows is this creative energy flow and it's location at the base of the spine. The Hindus latched on to this, which they call kundalini, this is one of the forces that come up the spine to the brain. They control it in a slightly different way tending to 'make' the energy force go up.

The way the Hebrews were supposed to do it was to 'let' energy rise to the brain. Either way there was more creative energy in the brain. With the things that the people created in those days, they needed an enormous amount of that brain energy, and this was supplemented by the sexual energy.

The Christians took this too far the other way, the nuns and monks tried to suppress that energy. You cannot suppress things, when you try to do so it just comes out even stronger. The energy was supposed to be redirected. There has to be a middle ground (in physically and spiritually using this energy) and this was what the covenant was meant to do. That energy was supposed to be of a higher quality than what it was being used for, it was meant to bring a development of the faculties and powers beyond those of what the average human being was aware.

There were many highly spiritual people during the Victorian era of social sexual suppression. Where maybe re-directed energy produced such as Emerson, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Warren Evans, Quimby, and Troward, and many others around the 1800's.

There were also many inventions in that era also, the electric light, the telephone, the steam engine, and many more, because they were using their energies to open up to their intuition. This may be why Emma was able to teach at this time because people were more open and able to listen and understand. Today our energy is so involved in material things, and the physical body that it is being pulled away from our brains so that our minds cannot use them properly. It is the 'dumbing' of our youth today. We can only believe that the surge of spiritual activity that appears to be beginning to sweep the earth will move us away from the promiscuousness of today.

Because of the rejuvenating power he acquired after keeping the covenant with God Abraham gets married again and became the Father of a multitude of peoples.

Chapter 25:

Verse 1. "Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah (means fragrant smoke)."

Zimran  joy and harmony
Jokshan sly and treacherous
Medan contention, strife and stiving
Shuah depressed, downcast state of thought.

Not exactly an inspiring selection of children. But then the line was to go through Isaac not through these children, they were the material things he acquired. The main line through Sarah and Isaac, even Hagar and Ishmael, is way off on the other direction. The Arabs are descended from Ishmael.

The covenants were a very important part of the Bible, the agreements man made with God. Moses would not allow the children into the Promised Land until they had demonstrated their higher spiritual consciousness, and this was symbolized by the covenant.

The prophets thundered against Israel as an evil and adulterous nation, because they had fallen from the covenant. It was only the Essenes that actually kept the covenant. Continence (self-restraint) was the rule of Paul's life too. Paul said that not everybody could keep to the rules. The part about Paul sending to Jerusalem and asking the Sanhedrin to allow him to let the Gentiles become Christian without circumcision, is where the whole object of Christianity started to fall down. The energy should be used to turn inward and upward, it starts awakening dominant spiritual senses that are not normally used.

If you look upon the concept that it is a state of consciousness, and the realization that we are a spiritual being in a physical body, then the use of that energy is something that we should encourage, not something that we are passing off. It's supposed to renew vigor. Nowhere does it say in the Bible that sex is sinful or evil, only that the creative energy force could and should be used in attaining a higher spiritual awareness.

The stories of Paul may have been added in, because Paul would have wanted to drop the symbol of circumcision for the Gentiles, but not to drop the Covenant. Dropping both the covenant and the symbol is when Christianity started to lose it high spiritual quality. Over the next three hundred years spirituality grew less and less. So Christianity just became another sect, into power plays. Prior to that you had to be a Jew to be a Christian. The Christian sect within Judaism was one of those returning to the covenant. This is why the Pharisees were so down on Jesus. They had fallen from the covenant and Jesus was trying to get the people back to the covenant with God.

Fire . . . being the life energy or life force. In 1982 Dr. George W. Cole said. "That in every atom of the human body there exists a fiery core, having a temperature equal to the suns surface, this accounts for the fire principle or element in the human body". It is sometimes called a light at the center of every atom. This is why when you smash the atom you create such devastation. In the human body, an action can occur when this energy is intensified. Carried to the nth degree this leads to transfiguration or spontaneous combustion. When you activate the kundalini, it sets loose such a force that it can actually destroy the body. But when that energy is directed properly the universal mind can come through, and spiritual concepts and ideas, through the intuition, are stronger and clearer for us.

Remember the four rivers of the Garden of Eden, they mean the activity of life, the flow of life currents in the body.

1. Consciousness of spirit flowing -Pison
2. God's directing breath, purifying and inspiring him. (Gihon)
3. Spiritual nerve fluid (Hiddekel)
4. The supplying from the blood stream to the body system (Euphrates)
When we are at peace with all body flows, (rivers) then the creative energy will flow to our brain. We then can understand more of God. There are many different methods of calming one or more of the rivers or currents in our bodies, but these are just disciplines, just means to an end. We must get past this position of using physical disciplines to be in harmony with our body. One of these is acupuncture, which does a great job in freeing the flow. BUT, what caused the blockage in the first place? It is moving into the higher consciousness that will solve the challenges, the rest are just tools.

As you allow the flow of spirit to move through you, this is when you achieve the greatest things. You do not strive, you allow.
From the Tao Te Ching - Lao Tsu says.

Something mysteriously formed.
Born before heaven and earth.
In the silence and the void,
Standing alone and unchanging.
Ever present and in motion.
Perhaps it is the mother of ten thousand things.
I do not know its name. Call it Tao.
For lack of a better word, I call it great.
Being great, it flows.
It flows far away.
Having gone far, it returns.
Therefore, "Tao is great; Heaven is Great;
Earth is great; The king is also great.
These are the four great powers of the universe. And the king is one of them.
Man follows the earth.
Earth follows heaven.
Heaven follows the Tao.
Tao follows what is natural."

The Tao is part of the very ancient teachings of the natural flow of life; using the natural flow of energies of the universe rather than going against them. This is exactly what we have been talking about, allowing that creative flow, the creative energy that you have within, to behave naturally instead of forcing it into a false direction. This is what is happening today, and sadly we are wasting and dissipating so much of our inheritance


July 2001