Awe and Love
This afternoon I digressed from the Essene Gospels to read a little about Kabbalah. I find many overlaps between it and the Essene Gospels, though very few of the Kabbalah books I have (and I’ve collected many – about 7 of them thanks to a local church’s book sale shelf!) include reference to, or biobliographical mention of, the Essene Gospels.
In the book, The Essential Kabbalah by Daniel G. Matt, he talks about the concept of there being many worlds within worlds. Then this snagged my eye and tugged at my heart:
“So it is with all the spheres – one inside the other – all of them are a mustard seed within the further expanses. And all of these are mustard seeds within further expanses.
Your awe is invigorated, the love in your soul expands.” (page 22)
Do you find this to be true? I hadn’t thought about it before reading this, but I realized that when I’m caught in a moment of awe, the experience is one of expansion. And with the expansion comes a feeling of what I would call Love.
And isn’t it interesting that Mr. Matt uses the phrase “a mustard seed.” Jesus used that, too – and from a quick Internet search, he used it more than once. The parable I like that could fit the Kabbalistic use described above is, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32). This gives the impression of a small “world” growing into a big one… And then housing other “worlds” (the birds and their nests) within it.
Look for moments of awe to fill your soul today – and let your worlds expand.
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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.