Today we are going to continue with Moses and the Exodus and what it really means for you and me. In our last post we left off where God had just given Moses the name, I AM THAT I AM, to present to the Israelites. An interesting scene ensues that is imbued with more esoteric wisdom that we absolutely cannot miss! This post will further investigate cosmic energy, the symbol of the serpent, the true meaning of an Israelite, and more on meditation.
More important details on the name I AM THAT AM
It is crucial for us to understand that when the name I AM was presented to Moses, the Biblical author was making a fundamental statement about the relationship between man and the universe. As you’ll see in a moment, God gives cosmic energy to Moses. This fusion of cosmic energy is the flow of information into the chakras from the higher realms, giving the seeker a higher awareness of self. Healing may come as a result. Consider a quote from Cyndi Dale, international teacher on the chakra systems:
“Healing is a process of joining the material and spiritual selves, the visible and invisible, the physical and the subtle.”
We are truly multidimensional beings that need to get in touch with all of our realities, not just the physical. In a moment we are going to see why God gives Moses the sign of a serpent to show to the Israelites, proving to them that it is really the God of Abraham who is calling them forth from Egypt.
The serpent as the symbol for cosmic energy
If you look into various ancient cultures across the globe, you will soon discover that the serpent was a universal symbol for the flow of cosmic energy from the cosmos to the human body. It was used by the Gnostic Christians, the Maya, and the Egyptians (on the headdress of the Pharaoh). In the Far East a dragon was sometimes used. Some cultures used two serpents intertwined with one another (a modern medical symbol), depicting the ultimate symbol of our informational makeup: DNA. The point for this subtle cosmic energy is to bring healing. Healing comes as cosmic energy flows through the open chakras (energy centers) in the human body.
The serpent as a sign of God.
Let’s briefly return to the scene where God is speaking to Moses. As Moses talks to God in the burning bush, he tries to get out of the mission God is calling him to. He ends up telling God that the Israelites people will not listen to him. God then gives Moses a “sign” to prove who he was. What is this sign?
“And the Lord said unto him, What is that in thine hand? And he said, a rod. And he said, cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground and it became a serpent…” (Exodus 4:2-3).
Have you ever wondered why God would use the sign of a serpent to prove his power to the Israelites?Certainly this isn’t literal. Besides, rods don’t become serpents when you cast them on the ground. So what’s really going on here?
The serpent in the Garden of Eden
We must briefly discuss the serpent in the Garden of Eden to really understand the metaphors and symbols being used in the Exodus. The Lord cast down the serpent to crawl on its belly and eat dust as a result of seducing Eve. Eating dust is symbolic of the physical nature, and Adam and Eve are kicked out of paradise simply because they are being ruled by their ego. When the serpent energy is resting at the base of your spine (rod of Moses), then you are led of the ego.
God tells Moses to throw down his rod. It also becomes a snake that has been “cast down.” So you see, the serpent in both Genesis and Exodus is symbolic of the cosmic energy in potential at the base of the spine.
Man cannot return to the Garden of Eden, or Paradise, until the serpent has been lifted up again. Lifting up this cosmic energy, called kundalini, Prana, Chi, and the Holy Spirit, is simply raising it up through the spine and seven chakra centers to the Pineal gland. This begins to happen automatically in fasting, prayer, and meditation.
Notice how when Moses throws down the rod and it becomes snake, God asks him to take it by the tail and pick it up again. As he does so, the snake becomes returns to being a rod. Strong’s Concordance states the figurative use of the word rod in the above verse means the support of life. This support of life is on your backside. In most cases, if the spine is completely severed, death happens because the energy centers on your back can no longer communicate, and our physical body no longer works properly.
Moses’ big mistake that almost cost him his life!
After talking with God through the burning bush, Moses goes back to meet Aaron so they can return to Egypt. This is symbolic of the intellect confronting the ego. At some point, the cycle of the intellect serving the ego must be severed. If we aren’t careful, we can be tripped up every time as the intellect is used to reinforce and support the false sense of “I.” If we pay attention to the Biblical story, we will see that Moses indeed has the potential to be tripped up and it almost cost him his life.
As Moses is about to go into Egypt to be the mouthpiece of God, God specifically tells him:
“And thou shall say into Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn…and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even they firstborn” (Exodus 5:22).
God makes it clear that Moses is going against Pharaoh in order to claim his firstborn son. But Moses has a problem with his own firstborn son. He is uncircumcised. As a result, God comes to kill Moses.
“And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him” (Exodus 5:24).
What’s up with this unusual occurrence? Why would God come to kill Moses just because his son is uncircumcised?
Physical circumcision has health benefits. It was practiced by both the Egyptians and the Jews. However, mystics understand that circumcision is a spiritual symbol for something that has taken place in the heart (mind).
The Apostle Paul states:
“For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly (literally); neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly (by going within), and circumcision is that of the heart…” (Romans 2:29).
Folks, the answer couldn’t be clearer. Strong’s Concordance will tell you that the Greek word for heart is the mind. A true Jew, according to Paul, is one who goes within in the act of meditation! Circumcision is about meditation.
Spiritual circumcision is about cutting off desire of our lower animal natures. We cut off this desire through the regular practice of meditation.
So why did God come to kill Moses? Because Moses would have surely failed (a type of death) had he tried to face the ego without practicing meditation!
Who are the Israelites Really?
I want to mention one last important aspect of this story before ending this post so we will be ready to start the next post with some more essential esoteric knowledge. It is important that you understand who, Biblical speaking, the Israelites and the Egyptians really are, because in the post to come we are going to see where God makes a clear distinction between them. This doesn’t have anything at all to do with God separating ethnic groups. God is no respecter of persons!
I know this may be hard for some people to accept, but much of the Biblical account comes from Egyptian history. The Biblical account has been rewritten and embellished from Egyptian records and sources. For example, many of the Psalms are embellished accounts of the conquest of Egyptian Pharaohs. The only furniture piece found at the Pyramid of Giza contains the same dimensions as that of the Ark of the Covenant. The Pyramid of Giza is also specifically mentioned in Isaiah. I have written a blog post about these things entitled, The Pyramid of Giza, the Christ Within, and You.
Now for the kicker: What do you think a true Israelite is? A true Israelite is someone who has been separated spiritually from the ego. The Word Israelite is also Egyptian in origin.
Is – Ra – El.
IS – ISIS
RA – RA
EL – ELOHIM
ISIS and RA together form an EL, or Elohim. An Elohim is the combination of both the Masculine and Feminine principles.
“So God (Elohim) created man in his own image, in the image of God created he them; male and female he created them!” (Genesis 1:27).
Please bear in mind that the male and female principle was in Adam here, the androgynous being, before the fall, and before the EGO! Get it? It has nothing to do with a literal story. It’s about the fragmentation of your mind! An Elohim is not a god that flies around zapping people with thunderbolts. An Elohim is the perfect balance between the male and female cosmic energies of the cosmos.
Look at it this way: an Israelite is the redeemed firstborn, who worships in spirit and in truth, which means not being rule by the ego and lower nature.
Remember what the Psalmist states:
“I have said, Ye are Gods (Elohim), and all of you children of the most high!
Before the fall, we are all truly Elohim. After the fall, we are unaware that we are Elohim because we believe we are disconnected from God. It is time to know thyself again through the act of meditation.
How can this knowledge help us?
We have all been trapped under the delusion of the ego. But once we come to understand its power, we must be like Moses and return to Egypt (confront the ego). However, before confronting our egos we must also realize that we can do nothing to defeat it. Only the Lord can do this. And we meet the Lord in meditation. In order to overcome the ego, we must go within ourselves. We must still the mind so that we can hear God speak. When meditation becomes a regular practice for us and we learn to hear his voice, the cosmic energy will begin to rise on your backside. With His grace, you’ll encounter God when the cosmic energy reaches your pineal gland (a prominent spiritual center of the brain).
Later in the week we’ll continue with Moses entering Egypt. If you enjoyed this post, don’t forget to spread it through the social buttons below.
How about you? Are there any readers out there that can add any more knowledge about the cosmic serpent?