Until a spirit from on high is poured out on us . . . (Isaiah 32:15)
Then afterwards I will pour out my spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams,
and your young men shall see visions. (Joel 2:28)
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13)
Illumination, enlightenment—comes to us by way of Ruach HaKodesh (הקודשרוח), the Holy Spirit. With illumination, our life is God, our breath, neshamah (נשימה), is the “breath of God,” God animates us through God’s Holy Spirit. Our minds and bodies become like light, vibrating at frequencies that allow God’s power and love to penetrate to the very heart of our being. In illumination we become free. We no longer seek love and truth, we become one with love and truth. All limitations, every incomplete understanding, passes away because we embody the love, truth, and wisdom of God. Our journey inward cleanses us and purifies our thoughts and actions. We no longer seek anything for ourselves; we only seek after God. In God we find the culmination of all knowledge, all relationship, all healing and wholeness. The shackles of all limitations are broken and can no longer hold us. Every veil has been lifted and we come to see the truth. The obstacles of intellect, mind, body, and ego, are all overcome and we receive purely from God all that is necessary to fulfill what remains of our purpose.
We are propelled by love into the light of your presence. Let it shine in us and through us, God, and may we perfectly reflect this love to everyone and everything we contact. May the radiance of this love warm us and hold us in the security of your truth. May our consciousness and awareness be filled with knowledge that you, God, are love. May we remain always in the eternal perfection of your love. Amen.
From The Readings
2012-140 You are working with the process of spiritual illumination. It’s not an accident for Jeff to be reading The People of the Book [Brooks, 2008]. For he can see how the world treats the Haggadah. He can see how people hold it in their hands yet don’t understand what they hold. This is why he is frustrated with the book. The book is a mirror reflecting how the world treats illumination. In some ways, this is just the beginning for him, just the beginning of a ministry. He needs help and the help he needs he knows is right before him. He can call on those spiritual masters who have come before him. He can ask for the help of Jesus. There is a devotion that is necessary, just as necessary as the understanding. So we would say, there is a devotion to this ministry and to Christ that is needed, in addition to the understanding of who is Christ, and the understanding of what the consciousness of Christ is.