Angel of the Evening -- Day Four
Did anyone catch that I skipped the Angel of the Evening on Day Four and rushed into Day Five? Ooops!
It was easy for me to see the correlation between the morning (physical or natural) and evening (spiritual) angels up to day four: Sun and Power, Water and Love and Air and Wisdom. I’ve been a bit challenged with the pairing of Day Five: Earth and Eternal Life. I’ll leave you to contemplate the connection; I have some thoughts, but will post those later (if I remember!)
So, the Angel of Eternal Life…. Here are excerpts from the shorter writing:
“… The Angel of Eternal Life,
Who brings the message of eternity
…. Do not wait for death
To reveal the great mystery:
If you know not your Heavenly Father
While your feet tread the dusty soil,
There shall be naught but shadows for thee
In the life to come.
Here and now
Is the mystery revealed.
Here and now
Is the curtain lifted…. “
If I get any readers for this blog, I’ll ask what understanding they come to about this. What I take from it is that we have the potential to know God (and it does say “know God” – which means have an actual experience of God, as you understand Him/Her/It.) This will unfold over time, so for those practicing this method of spiritual growth, “Truth” shifts with your insights. Yet this is how a personal relationship with your God develops – not one of listening to others read from scriptures, but one that occurs over time as you spend time in attempts to contact this higher power.
The journey to come to know your Heavenly Father is unique to each of us. Mine tends to feel like it’s taking an inordinately long time (not helped by this passage, which makes me think that “the mystery” should be “revealed here and now.” Then recently I re-read in the book, The Thirteen-Petalled Rose , by Adin Steinsaltz (yes, my other spiritual intrigue is Kabbalah – to the very limited extent this shiksa has read of this tradition): “The feeling of ‘behold, I’ve arrived’ could well undermine the capacity to continue, suggesting as it does that the Infinite can be reached in a finite number of steps…. At every rung of his ascent, like any person who follows the way of God, they perceive mainly the remoteness.” (pg. 131, with my taking out use of the word “penitent.”)
What an awesome concept of a finite number of steps to take to reach the Infinite. How does one come to understand the Infinite? Man, as made in the “image and likeness of God,” may consider putting effort into understanding himself. At least, it’s a start…
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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.