|At holidays it is often a time to
remember our faith and the courage of our ancestors. So
much of our current religions and culture comes from
misunderstanding what actually happened in ancient times.
This misunderstanding often comes from Hollywood
characterizations of Biblical or historical events.
Hollywood is often, not only wrong, but often not even in
the right century, location, or time. This is a dangerous
condition, as people really believe what they see.
Therefore, faith cannot be measured by what people say. A
good example of this is what the five Books of Moses and
the Zohar says about the Messiah.
There are two concepts of the Messiah. One concept
is Messiah Ben Joseph. Messiah Ben Joseph came/will come
before the age of the Messiah (beginning year 7000- one
thousand years of the Sabbath.) There were six potentially
Messiah Ben Josephs that were logged in the pre-centuries
(including the famed Yoshua- Jesus). All of them showed
the signs of performing miracles, being in the royal
line of David, etc, etc. Perhaps there were even more that
were not documented at all. Messiah Ben David, as per the
Testament, will only come in the age of the Messiah
(6000-7000.) This is before the End of Days and designed
to assist in the ascension of souls. It is then we will
have peace and all will be Divine.
OK, now I have insulted half of you, either made you
mad, stirred up an unequaled unbelievable argument, or
sent some of you into withdrawal or confusion. I probably
also generated a slew of email. Let us take a step back.
In Kabbalistic terms the Messiah cannot BE, was not,
will not BE A PERSON. It is a concept. You cannot prove
nor disprove a concept. What is this concept? The concept
of the Messiah is the concept of obtaining the highest
Light, the top of the Tree of Life. Many people (prophets,
mystics, etc) emulate this and have emulated this in our
world. Therefore, what I am saying is that a person can
behave Messiah-like. A person can speak and bring forth
into the world Messiah wisdom. A person can behave
Divinely or Messianic-ally. The job of the rest of us is
to follow this person--- straight up the Tree of Life to
the Light to total fulfillment. In fact, it is our job to
become Messianic-like, to reach the Tree of Life. Each of
us needs to do what the mystics have done. Reach the
Light. In Kabbalistic terms the age of the Messiah will
come when we each have overcome, our Egos- our evil
tendencies, and reached the top of the Tree of Life.
In other words, we each need to become the Messiah,
transform ourselves, and then help transform the world.
This is not about belief or faith but more about work.
Working on our own stuff to overcome the evil tendency. It
is about gaining dominion over our thoughts, our actions
and our hearts. It is about transforming negativity into
positive action. Also it is about transforming selfishness
into giving, charity and sacrifice. Most of the religions
have these underlying principles. Ultimately, all of
Kabbalah is about Passover: Pass over the evil, pass over
the negativity, pass over the hatred, pass over the
selfishness, pass over the need to argue, pass over the
need to convince someone else (maybe they need time to be
convinced), pass over the need to hold on, pass over the
need to control, pass over your Ego. Then, notice what
attributes are Divine, and pass over to become Divine by
emulating Divine qualities. Embrace the spiritual: Elijah,
Joshua, Gabriel, or whatever you wish to call spirit, but
embrace the One and Holy Name and become the Messiah.