1/31/2012

Connections

"The universe and nature are made up of precise ratios and patterns all around us." - Teller
And like it so are we, and our connections to everything.

When you learn to see without bodily eyes, become self aware, using all the tools, you will begin to see it for yourselves, from your past experiences and all the seeds planted, to the present, glimpses into the future. You begin to see everything, dreams, ideas, inventions, ties to people and things, works and life paths, miraculously manifest and come to crossroads.

The paths change by what you do, or by what you don't do, by what others do or don't do, decisions, choices, free will, and that alters your "now" and "future". To learn to drift in between with the universe, absorbing and seeing those ratios and patterns in that secret sacred place, as they come, go and evolve, feeling with the senses, seeing with the awakened spirit, the connection is the art.

Some clues.

A description of Jacobs Ladder, people of faiths in today's modern world looking how to find awakening, the connection between heaven and earth, and seeing with awakened spiritual eyes once found!



The frame within the first plate is oval, a shape that has always been associated with that which gives life, symbolically and literally. This life-giving quality is emphasized by the fact that the oval is comprised of two living branches, knotted together.

Each of these branches has many leaves, many thorns, and one rose. The combination of roses with thorns emphasizes the complexity of life, as well as the opposites that must be united in the alchemical work..

In the frame, we see a figure lying on the ground sleeping. On the ladder between heaven and earth are two angels—one descending, the other ascending—who are blowing trumpets by the sleeping figure, spiritually calling him in order to "awaken him"

This ladder, a sign of "spiritual meditation to connect between heaven and earth", connotes Jacob’s dream at Bethel (Gen.28:11-12).

This figure represents a person who is "profoundly unconscious of himself". He is one of the "sleepers," the "blind" or "blindfolded," whom we encounter in the illustrations of certain alchemical treatises. They are the "sleepers" who are still unconscious of themselves, who have not yet integrated their future, more extensive personality, their "wholeness," or, in the language of the mystics, the ones who are not yet "enlightened."

This observation underscores the traditional esoteric meaning of Jacob’s ladder. Before Jacob went to sleep, he did not know the sacrality of the place, but when he awakened, he did. His subsequent naming of the place (formerly Luz) was thus an intentional (i.e., cognizant) act of cosmicization.

Furthermore, again in keeping with the esoteric meaning of Jacob’s ladder, such an awakened one becomes responsible for the function previously exercised by the angels; i.e.," helping others awaken". Now, Jacob is "one who sees from within through his awakened state and awareness of spiritual connection, purpose and connection with the heavens, and communication with spiritual realm beyond the veil"

Peace!

~ William Wooding ~ ©

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