In the Essene Gospel’s version of the Ten Commandments, the first time Moses goes up to speak with the Lord he is given a covenant from God for the Children of Light (mankind). It was different from the current Ten Commandments that have come down in our Judaic and Christian traditions – because God changed them after the people made the golden calf to worship in Moses’s absence. The fact that the people were unable to sustain the same level of spiritual consciousness when Moses was gone resulted in God and Moses deciding that the people were not ready for the Law as God had intended to share with them.
God tells Moses when he goes back up the mount for the second time, “Only the Children of Light can keep the Commandments of the Law. Hear me, for I say thus: that the tablets which thou (Moses) didst break, these shall nevermore be written in the words of men…. To thy people of little faith, who sinned against the Creator, even whilst thou stood on holy ground before thy God, I will give another Law. It shall be a stern law….. for they know not yet the Kingdom of Light.”
In the first covenant, God says, “Honor thy Earthly Mother, that thy days may be long upon the land, and honor thy Heavenly Father, that eternal life be thine in the heavens, for the earth and the heavens are given unto thee by the Law, which is thy God.”
This was changed to the current commandment, “Honor thy father and thy mother.” Which we interpret to mean those-who-raised-us-in-our-childhood “mother and father.” We are challenged enough with that! How might it be different if we were raised to respect the Earth as our Mother, and the Infinite God as our Father?
In the first covenant, on the morning of the Sabbath the Children of Light are to greet the Earthly Mother. This is not one of her angels, but the Earth herself, who includes all the angels of the physical realm that have been greeted through the week leading up to the Sabbath.
Here is some from the passage of honoring the Earthly Mother:
“ … We invoke the Earthly Mother!
The Holy Preserver!
It is She who will restore the world,
And they that dwell therein….
….. Bounteous, valiant,
And full of strength;
….The Earthly Mother and I are One.
I have my roots in her,
And she takes her delight in me,
According to the Holy Law.”
I have not yet fathomed the mystery of exactly how the Earth and man are one. I leave you to contemplate it. Care to share any of the insights that come to you?
Susan C. Moyer, MSW
Is a sound healer and transformational coach. She has 25+ years experience in using alternate states of consciousness to access deeper healing on all levels: physical, psychological, mental and spiritual.