April 2000


Part 20

We are now on more familiar ground. When Abram (exalted father) persuaded his father Terah (lagging behind) to leave Ur (light) and travel toward Canaan, he was making a start, for his first stop was Haran (strong and elevated). Canaan actually means lowland, but before he could cope with that place he was put through many tests, for it was only a step on his journey.

Chapter 12:

Verse 19. “Why saidst thou, she is my sister? so I might have taken her to me to wife: now therefore behold thy wife, take her, and go thy way.”

Verse 20. “And Pharoah commanded his men concerning him: and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had.”

So Abram did not lose anything materially that he had gained!

Chapter 13:

Verse 1. “And Abram went up out of Egypt, he and his wife, and all that he had, and Lot with him, into the south.”

Egypt is south, so how could he go up out of Egypt into the south? Thus Egypt has to be a place in consciousness. The psychic level.

Verse 2. “And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold.”

Verse 3. "And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Hai:"

He has come back. He sojourned down into the psychic and decided to come back again, So he comes up out of Egypt (the psychic) and back to Bethel (house of God). and Hai. Hai, or Ai, is a city east of Bethel., and what is anything ‘east of’ ? Within! So we are looking to something within the house of God.

Hai itself means destruction. So although he is returning to the destruction of the society of the time, he is bent on making it to the House of God. There, going within to get himself back on course as we see in the next verses.

Verse 4. “Unto the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first: and there Abram called on the name of the Lord.”

Verse 5. “And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds and tents.”

Verse 6. “And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.”

Verse 7. “And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdsmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite (lowland) and the Perizzite (original dwellers in the land in the hill country) dwelt them in the land.”

Verse 8. “And Abram said to Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and they herdsmen; for we are brethren.”

Lot means conceal or veil, the negative side of faith. When Abram went out to seek a far new country in response to the call of spirit, Lot went with him, meaning when faith expands in consciousness negativity expands also. This is something we must look for. It does seem that when we start on our search for the spiritual life that much negativity appears in our lives. This is the indication that raising our consciousness to the 5th dimension is so important, and must come first. For then we have raised our vibration and the negativity is correspondingly less.

Today we look at polarity, for this environment of earth is at a vibration of approx. 7 Hz (although it has presently increased to over 8 Hz, but that is another subject) and therefore you have a type of duality, as shown by Abram and Lot. For when we lower our beingness to live here on this planet, we have to lower our vibration to fit. Hence the lower the vibration the greater the polarity.

Verse 9. “Ís not the whole land before thee? Separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.”

Verse 10. “And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.”

Verse 11. “Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.”

Lot chose the plain, which means material aspect, this Sodom and Gomorrah turned out to be. Lot journeyed east because there was always something within Lot worth saving, as later events proved, even though he was very materialistic.

This is why so often we have to separate ourselves from family and friends if we really want to follow the path, or the Way as Lao Tzu and Jesus called it. We become solitaires as the Gospel According to Thomas teaches us.

Verse 12. “Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan (lowlands), and Lot dwelt in the city (individual) of the plain (materialism), and pitched his tent toward Sodom.”

Pitching his tent showed he was not meant to stay there long. Do find your Unity Metaphysical Bible Dictionary and read the entire article on Sodom. It is very revealing in light of the present day mores of our society. It is rather long to quote here.

Verse 13. “But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.”

Verse 14. “And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separate from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:”

If he is to look in all directions what is the Lord saying to him? The world is yours but as within so without - this is a UNITY - this is a ONE - you are to become one.

Verse 15. “For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it to thy seed for ever.”

Verse 16. “And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth , then shall thy seed be numbered.”

Verse 17. “Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.”

Verse 18. “Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain (material) by the oaks of Mamre (abundantly supplied, fattened) is in Hebron (united, brotherhood, joined together) and built there an altar unto the Lord.”

Abram is now going to prepare himself for that next step. The veil (Lot) over Abram’s spiritual understanding has been lifted. His growth in consciousness is completely unlimited, north, south, east, and west.

Whatever he can see and perceive in the Promised Land of knowledge and understanding is his. “Arise and walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.”

The more we seek, the more we search, the more we become what we seek.

Next time we will talk about the five Kings, and how Abram overcame the power of the senses to achieve the understanding he sought.


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