One Who Dwells in the Midst
I love reading biblical stories and imagining what life might have been like in ancient times. One can also gain an insight into the evolution of human consciousness — or devolution, as in the more primal areas of human behavior dictated by the reptilian brain. Not much evolution there when you consider how we place more value in moon rocks than in the lives of migrants seeking asylum from murderous regimes in war-torn homelands. I am appalled at what is happening to families, especially to women and children, at our southern borders here in America.
This is not who we are. “Love it or leave it!” are not acceptable options here in America, land of the free and the brave. As David Brooks pointed out today on PBS’s Brooks and Shields interview with Judy Woodruff , Americans want and love a multicultural democracy. Racism is not wanted nor welcome here. Who in their right mind can love the corruption festering in high places of government and Corporate America? Or the lack of true governance and wise stewardship of our planet and her resources? And, besides, real leaders do not just up and leave, or go back to where they came from, simply because they do not accept and support what’s going on in high places, or in a world to which they seek to offer true leadership. True Americans stay in there and push forward to bring the truth of loving and compassionate governance to the people they seek to lead toward a more truthful way of living together as “one Nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.” That’s what the feminine leadership in the Burnsville, Minnesota community is doing. Check out the story aired on the Today Show this morning. My feminine and masculine sides both said YES! This can happen everywhere!
I fear our great nation is facing complete collapse unless we change the way we treat one another. . .and our Earth mother. Will this civilization go the way of ancient kingdoms, as in the days of the prophets of old?
In my last post, I related the story of Daniel the Prophet and King Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling dream of a great image made of gold, silver, brass and iron. His feet were made of iron mixed with clay. The troubling part of the dream, besides the king’s inability to remember it, was when a small stone struck the image on its feet, causing them to crumble, bringing the entire image down into oblivion.
The image in the dream was interpreted by Daniel — who also told the king his dream — as representing kingdoms of his era that would fall into oblivion. The small stone represented the Heavenly Kingdom of Daniel’s God which grew into a great nation that filled the entire world. Here’s the rest of the story.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S KINGDOM RESTORED
But before King Nebuchadnezzar’s reign came to an end, his entire kingdom was taken away from him, an event that was foretold in a dream once again, this one being of a gigantic tree that covered the entire earth which “holy men from above” had come down and cut off all its branches, leaving only a stump with a brass band around it to keep it from perishing entirely. Daniel told the king that he was that tree, whose power had grown so that he ruled the entire world of that day.
Soon after his dream Nebuchadnezzar found himself suddenly banned from his kingdom to live in the wilderness and eat grass like the other animals. Instead of cursing his lot, however, he lifted his heart and mouth up to heaven and praised the God of Daniel, acknowledging Him as the giver of all things, including his kingdom for which he had once proudly taken full credit for its very existence. His wealth and his kingdom were then restored to him, along with his lords and counselors. In his own words: “and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.” He then praised, extolled and honored the King of heaven.
THE END OF AN ANCIENT ERA
It was his son, Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, who resorted to worshiping their gods of gold, silver, brass, iron, wood and stone, bringing that empire down into final ruin. While celebrating and drinking out of the vessels taken from out of the temple of God in Jerusalem, he saw a hand writing upon the wall these words:
“MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN,” which Daniel interpreted, with some consternation himself, to mean: “God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it…. Thou art weighed in the balance, and art found wanting…. Thy kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians” (Daniel 5:24-28).
The king immediately tried to appease Daniel’s God by commanding that Daniel be clothed with scarlet and given the gold chain he had promised to anyone who could interpret the writing on the wall, along with making him the third ruler of the kingdom. But that night Belshazzar was slain and Darius the Median took over the kingdom.
THE DAWNING OF A NEW ERA
Daniel had several visions after this, all foretelling what was to come to pass, not unlike John of Revelation. They come as well toward the end of a cycle of repeated failure. In fact, they were strikingly similar and read very much like the visions John saw when he turned to see the voice that spoke with him. Daniel also had a vision of a glorified man after he himself had been on a twenty-four-day fast mourning the visions he had been having pointing to the destruction of Jerusalem, a city which, as Daniel reminded the Lord, bore his name, “Salem.” It was just after this period of mourning and fasting, sitting by the river Hiddekel, that Daniel saw…
“A certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.” (Daniel 10:5-6)
It was then that Daniel, foreseeing the necessity of a new cycle for the redemption of mankind and the restoration of the world after so many prior failures, foretold the coming of the Messiah, the incarnation of the Lord of Love, who would himself initiate the cycle.
Invariably, toward the end of a world cycle, there is the One who is present at the very core of the fire which fuels the creative process underway. This is the Lord of the Sacred Seven who is responsible for the Creative Processes at work in and through this world over which he is Sovereign. He made himself known through Abraham, through Jacob, through Moses and the prophets such as Daniel, and finally through John the Beloved on the isle of Patmos, after the cycle He had initiated came to a certain point of completion for Him personally, although it failed to complete itself in the collective experience of those who were with Him at the time.
The cycle would have to be re-initiated at a level where human consciousness would be in a future time when cosmic factors would come into alignment again and make it possible. His presence and personal victory impacted human consciousness sufficiently to transform it and lift it to a level where the cycle could be initiated again. That initiation has taken place in our day, as the peoples of the world are awakening to the presence of the Divine within themselves.
This same Lord of the Seven Planes of Being for this Whole Holy World is making His presence felt once again at the end of this cycle of 2000 years, which marks the beginning of a cycle of renewal and restoration for the entire planet and solar entity, including Mankind and the natural world on the planet. For those who are moving on the vibration of Love, the Presence of the One who dwells in the midst is unmistakably felt. His radiance shines forth into the world by reason of the presence of this tiny gland, this “white stone” of the renewed Pineal. Uranda expressed this dynamic in his usual authoritative voice:
“The grain of sand, so called, that is contained in the Pineal Gland acts on the same principle as that utilized in the crystal set radio. This ‘grain of sand’ is, in reality, a crystallized particle of the highest vibration of physical substance, and it is through this that the highest vibration possible in the physical body is released into Radiant expression, from the Father within. This crystallized substance is not subject to external activities or influences of the physical body, but it is like the germ in the seed which is the focal point through which life forces are released into active expression. The Radiance is shining through this seventh seal at all times, and to the degree that we are, in our consciousness, attuned thereto, the expression of the Father [love] is released into our lives, moment by moment.” – Uranda
I will continue sharing excerpts from Sacred Anatomy in my next two posts, bringing this series to completion. We will consider how the little stone in the king’s dream casts its prophetic shadow on the transformation of human consciousness and behavior unfolding in our time. Until then….
Be Love. Be loved.
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