The Body Electric, part 5: — Of Angels and Archangels
Human consciousness is slow to change. Habits of expression persist, even among those who know the truth, myself included. Just as an example, when speaking of death it is common parlance to say “When I die . . . .” Interestingly, I just typed in a small “i” by error. Or was it a Freudian slip?
There are two selves, a lower self and a higher Self. The lower self is mortal. The higher Self is immortal. The lower self “i” will die. The higher Self “I” cannot die. The lower self is our human nature and identity. The higher Self our Divine nature and identity — the angel incarnate. The first is a substitute. The second is the genuine article, the authentic Self.
Now, most are aware of this dual nature of our identity. Some have actually gone through the process of assuming identity with the Higher Self. For them, there is no death. Except out of consideration for limited human understanding, they would never say, for instance, “When I die.” Nor would they speak of their mortality. This bring me to the topic of this blog post: “Of Angles and Archangels.”
When the genuine appears, the substitute passes away.
My spiritual mentor spoke those words some thirty years ago. He was referring to the human ego and human nature as a substitute for divine identity and divine nature. A cycle has been on the move since the Fall when Man left the presence of the Creator in his consciousness. The Creator didn’t go anywhere. It was Man who left the presence of the LORD God Creator and has since been looking for re-connection and reunion.
Since what is called “the Fall,” Man has been in the presence of the Creator only not conscious of the Creator’s presence, nor of his inseparable oneness with the Creator. Man is the Creator of his world. Man is an inseparable part of the Creator. We are co-creators with God. No, not the human ego but the angel incarnate. The human ego has no existence of its own. It depends entirely on the presence of the angel for its substance and existence. The human ego arises out of flesh. The angel arises through flesh as spirit. As Human Beings we experience the union of flesh with spirit. This is so on the individual and collective levels.
Actually, there is only the Collective. Individual humans do not exist on their own as islands in the sun. No man is an island, someone once said. Man is a collective entity, a physical Temple of the Living God. “The Tabernacle of God is with men” says the Holy Scriptures. There is the Body of Mankind on Earth, and we each are cells in that Body.
This implies the presence of another collective, one of incarnate angels. Just as no man is an island, no angel is an isolated entity. Each angel is a differentiated aspect of a collective body of angels. That collective Body of angels may be called an Archangel. This Archangel’s body is the Body of Humanity, comprised of billions of cells, each cell inhabited by an angel. Each angel is a re-focalization of the One Spirit of the Archangel.
Archangels are embodied by cosmic entities. In astronomy these entities are called “solar systems.” Our solar system is the Body of the Archangel responsible for this tiny corner of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy with all of its millions of solar entities is the manifest Body of the Creator in this corner of the Cosmos.
Coming back to our solar entity, let us consider what has happened and what is in the process of happening now. What has happened in the past is that the Body of Humanity, this collective Man comprised of male and female cells, lost its awareness of its purpose as the incarnating Body of the Archangel. In a simple word, the Archangel lost control of his body, the body through which dominion over and governance of the solar entity and all its planets, including this Earth upon which we carry on our human activities we call “life,” was exercised and extended. Thus the chaos and disunity we’ve been experiencing for millennia on this planet.
What is happening now is the resurrection and ascension of the Archangel’s Body from death orientation to orientation in eternal life. In a word, the Archangel is taking back His Body that has been stolen and usurped by the the human ego.
Collective entities, like individual human beings, have a focus of Identity and have been given names. The Archangel’s focus and Identity is the Lord of Love who took on individual human form at various intervals in human history, the most recent incarnation being in the body of the Lord Jesus two-thousand years ago. It is believed by some that he also incarnated as Lord Buddha and Lord Krishna. The collective human ego that has usurped human consciousness and the Body of Humanity, has been called by various names, from the “Devil” to “Lucifer” and “Satan.” We’re talking about spiritual energy here and its distribution through patterns of focalization. The word “Satan” describes a focalization of spiritual energy. It has sundry origins and usages. Here are some very interesting definitions I found on the internet:
– Lucifer: Is not the Devil´s real name. It is the old term for the Morning Star (´Hillel` in Hebrew) which was used as a symbol for pride in a satyrical poem about the king of Babylon. The poem was interpreted by some Christians as referring to the Devil.
– Beelzebub: Is not the Devil´s real name. It was originally “Baal-Zebul`, `Lord of the manor´, a deity worshipped by the people of Ekron. The jews turned him into a demon, and called him “Baal-zebub” which means `Lord of the flies´. In Hebrew theology, he is apparently the king of demons, but not identified with Satan, the accusing angel.
– Satan: Is not the Devil´s real name, but a title. It means “Slanderer” or “Accuser” and refers to the angel who accuses mankind in the court of God, kind of like a heavenly D.A. (Leonard)
That fairly accurately describes human ego activity of accusing and blaming . For more information–and a good laugh–go to https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090709023051AACf62E .
The Hebrews used a symbol called the “Sefirot” or the “Tree of Life” in their teachings. Here’s an excerpt from my book Sacred Anatomy that describes how it was used: (click on the picture to enlarge it for better viewing.)
In the Judaic healing tradition the sacred energy system in the human anatomy is designated as the Sefiroth, or Tree of Life. In her book and tapes, “Anatomy of the Spirit” and “Energy Anatomy” respectively, medical intuitive Caroline Myss presents this system of distribution of spiritual energy as a parallel to the Christian “Seven Sacraments” and the Vedic Seven Chakras:
“Just as Christianity offers us a symbolic map of human energy anatomy in the form of the sacraments, so Judaism has the Tree of Life as a representation of this same system. The Tree of Life is a symbolic diagram, which has been used by Kabbalists (Judaism’s most ancient mystical sect) for several thousand years. It explains how energy flows down from God into the world. This diagram shows ten sefiroth (“numbers”), each representing a different stage or quality of this descent. For example, it begins with keter (“crown”) and ends with shekinah (“creation”). The ten sefiroth are arranged in a way that divides them into seven levels. Each of these levels corresponds perfectly with those of the Chakra and seven sacrament systems, and represents a quality of power that is essential for us to develop in order to maintain a healthy body—both physically and spiritually.”
One can see a close similarity between these three sacred energy generating and distribution systems in the human anatomy. They are representing one thing: the spiritual body of subtle energies clothing the One who stands in the midst of the seven levels of being, filling them with the substance of pneumaplasm for the transmission of divine creative power, design and governance from the invisible planes of Creator into the visible planes of creation. We play a co-creative role in this process that clothes invisible spirit with form.
I have also seen the ten sefiroth described as a series of transformers, each level stepping down the Creator’s power so that it can be known and experienced in practical ways in the lower levels of creation. In this sense they serve a parallel function with the seven endocrine centers of energy transformation and distribution in the body temple. Spiritual growth toward enlightenment is a matter of leaving behind the tenth level of “Satan” (pronounced in Hebrew as sa-tan, with the accent on the last syllable ) where dark and destructive forces work to nullify the emergence of the Creator’s spirit in the physical and material planes of being. To enter the “miracle zone” of the Light in the higher sefiroth , one needs to give up one’s “comfort zone” in the materialistic plane of darkness.
On the other end of this spectrum of spiritual energy is the light and creative forces of the Archangel differentiated by at least seven-billion angels now incarnate on Earth for this grand finale called the Restoration. We are each one a member in the Archangel’s Body, having each a unique and significant role to play in this awesome outworking.
Perhaps that is enough for this post. All this to say, we are living in exciting times, historical and Biblical days of fulfillment of Divine and Cosmic creative and re-creative end-cycles that span space and time from the Beginning in Genesis to the present day of restoration. We are here to restore Paradise to its rightful, God-given place here on our beloved planet Earth. But first we must let the Archangel have his Body back in one piece. For that to happen, the purification of the Body of Mankind that has been underway for some time now and coming to a climactic finale in our day must complete itself. So, don’t take anything you are experiencing personally. It’s the Archangel’s full incarnation that is orchestrating this purification process, bringing much violence and destruction to bear in human affairs. It is also bringing much renewal of spirit and awakening in human beings the world over. No matter your unique role or place in the Body, identify with the Archangel, the genuine Self while handling the human body you have inhabited, along with its human ego, ultimately helping it pass away to release you back to God. With the coming of the genuine, authentic Self, the substitute self is transformed and transmuted into pure angelic light. What cannot be transmuted is simply returned to dust.
“. . . and the former things are passed away.” (Rev. 21:4).
I hope you have enjoyed this post. Until next we meet,
Be love. Be loved.
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