Logos and The Patterns of Creation

“Sunset” – Baja California. As the Earth rotates away from the core of the Sun, light refracts through the water vapours of the Earth’s atmosphere and reflects off the surface of the San Ignacio Lagoon on the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Logos, the essence of every living thing, cannot be defined through language it can only be felt as the Presence out of which all forms arise and into which they dissolve. Logos points to who you really are as conscious Being. This is your essence, your centre, where you are One with all life.

For thousands of years humans have sought to depict the creative patterns of life emerging out of unity, using geometry and mathematics.
Tile from the Roman Temple on the site of the Great Mosque in Cordoba, Spain, illustrating the flower of life: diversity continually emerges out of unity.

The flower of Life is a depiction of the Patterns of Creation that exist throughout the Cosmos. All life emerging out of nothing that we can say is anything, and diversifying through the continual play of forms.

The world and all forms of life, visible and invisible emerge out of Logos, are sustained by Logos, and dissolve back into Logos.

The mind is always looking for something external, and language always makes a separation between subject and object, but Logos has no object. To realise Logos is to go beyond subject – object relationship. As you consciously observe life within form, you are  becoming aware of the formless essence out of which all form continually emerges: this is Logos. Logos is who you really are at the deepest level of Being.  Awareness, consciousness or whatever words we choose, cannot become an object – there is nothing external to look or search for. Logos, is inclusive not exclusive. It is not a separate being in the world: it is the essence of all life and its realisation through the diversity of all life.

The Tree of Life – consciousness realises consciousness within the patterns of creation.

Any spiritual experience you may have has a beginning and end. It comes into the mind and leaves again. But to realise Logos is to go beyond any experience held in the mind.

The continual creation of life out of formless Presence is here, now. When you awaken spiritually, and your attention is fully in the present moment, you live in Logos. When you return to the mind dominated by the ego, you lose consciousness of Logos, and it appears as if it recedes from you.

There is nowhere for Logos to go: Presence is always here, always now. It is the ego dominated mind caught up in compulsive thinking, that loses awareness of the unity of life, the still space from which creative power continually foams forth.

The Earth rotating away from the Sun’s core is observed across the Atlantic Ocean, Belle Isle, Brittany, France. We live within the Aura of the Sun, which sustains all life on Earth, and all the planets within the the Solar system. The Sun is a star in a Galaxy, one of millions of Galaxies that make up the life of the visible Cosmos.

In Logos there is no “me” who is going to be “enlightened,”  “perfect,” or “saved” in some future point in time. Logos is the I Am Presence that is the essence of every human form, and all that exists in the Cosmos: every living thing, all times and all places are realised as One: there is no mind made separation. 

One Day Workshop

 

Saturday the 17th of November 2012

10.00am to 5.00pm

 

Venue:

Flat A  Rutland House

30 Greencroft Gardens

London NW6 3LT

(Nearest tube station: Finchley Road)

Cost: £40.00

At your core is your spiritual Being. It is accessible to you now. This is the essence of John’s Gospel.

In the beginning was the Word…… This workshop takes you into the depth and beauty of the mystical teachings behind those opening words of Johns Gospel. They tell us that we are intimately connected to the whole of life, all that exists in nature and the vastness of the Cosmos. The eternal source of Being, called Logos – or Word – in the Gospel, is each person’s connection to God, and is accessible Now.

To know this you need to be present, beyond all the distractions of the mind. When the mind is still, you gain the possibility of realising your true essence. The Gospel calls this state of awareness Peace, Christ, and the Kingdom of heaven: it is always present at your very core, just as it is always present in the Earth and the Cosmos into which you are born as a temporary form. The intelligence of life is far greater than the mind can conceive, it is the formless essence out of which all life forms emerge, and into which they dissolve to be reborn as new life.

For more information and booking details please go to our website: http://www.thesacredtreeoflife.com 

To confirm booking and for further information please send an email to: stevepope59@hotmail.com

A Mystical interpretation of Noah’s Ark

The story of Noah’s Ark is taught to us as children. For a child it has a magical quality: a simple fairytale of a good man who is told by God to build a boat in which to save himself and his family, taking two of every kind of creature within this vessel so that life may by saved from a great flood that will sweep away all the corruption that is taking place within humanity.

Noah's Ark, oil on canvas painting by Edward Hicks, 1846 Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Hebrew in which the story is written is difficult to translate word for word into any other language. The early translators could not understand the Hebrew text and so many of the Hebrew words were mis-interpreted and reduced in meaning to fit this fairytale version.

The story of Noah and the Ark is really a profound meditation which depicts what happens when a human consciously chooses to spiritually awaken. This means that you become aware of your connection with life in all its forms, and aware of the spaciousness of living as Human-Being.

To feel this as a reality begin by taking a conscious breath:
continue to breathe consciously as you read.

Noah represents your awakening to the essence of your humanity as Being: Presence. 

In Genesis 6:14 Noah is able to commune with God because she or he lives in an awakened state of consciousness. 

The text does not depict God talking to a man in a subject-object relationship. What takes place through the building of the Ark is your inner realisation of Presence. This is placed in the context of the lack of Presence in the unconscious mind.

The Hebrew words for God alternate between Jahweh – To Be-Being, and Elohim – Absolute life. And the name Noah (Noach in Hebrew) means “to rest” and “resting place,” that is, to be still, lucid, and attentive.

In the text the teaching of this inner realisation is put into a story form. So, Noach, your inner stillness, Presence beyond the mind, beyond subject – object relationship, realises this:

“Make for yourself an Ark ( a sacred space – a vessel) from a Tree of flowing rhythmic patterns.

And you shall make within it nesting places, and atone, (reconcile), within this your dwelling place, and in your outward words and actions.” (My translation)

The Hebrew word Kaphar, translated as atone and reconcile, also means that we forgive, and pardon, and through forgiveness, cleanse ourselves of all conflict, all unconscious thought forms that cause violence and unrest in the mind.

The word for Ark is Tebah, in Hebrew. This is the very same word that is used for the basket in which Moses was placed on the river in Egypt. It denotes an awakening from identification with the waters of psychological forms. This means – to awaken beyond the unconscious mind, where you are identified with your thoughts and emotions. Symbolically, the Soul is saved from drowning in the unconscious mind. 

As you breathe with all your attention in the present moment
feel the aliveness of the energy-field within the body;
feel the spaciousness within you.
You are rooted in the eternal present as I Am - Being: out of which everything is created, formed and made into the life of the Cosmos.

You are rooted in the eternal present as I Am – Being: out of which everything is created, formed and made into the life of the Cosmos.

In the text, the Ark is a vessel made from a Tree of Gopher.

The word for Tree in Hebrew (Etz), is also used to mean building blocks – structured energy – and the spinal cord – the axis of the human frame, centre of the six directions of Space.

Gopher is not a Hebrew word in the conventional sense. It has no known meaning and it can only be understood through taking its three letters as individual ciphers.

These ciphers give us: a conduit of flowing energy; patterns and rhythms arranged in order; and cosmic container – the consciously awakened dwelling place of all life.

Ch10.5

The Tree of Gopher – the consciously realised dwelling place of all life – begins as a seed within you.

Within this Ark, are nesting places: these are literally “places of comfort,” where you can “nurture” and “commune” with life – life in all its forms.

Triple circles tree 1

Noach – your own Lucid Presence – consciously brings the Ark to life. Etz Gopher; a living Tree,  a flowing sea of patterns and rhythms as the consciously realised dwelling place of all life. 

Within you is the Ark which Noach consciously builds up. This comes from the essence of who you are.

The dimensions of the Ark are given as 300, by 50, by 30 cubits. In Hebrew each letter is also a number.

Shin – 300 is the primal fire – light of creative life; the power of the breath – spirit of Absolute Life.

Nun – 50 is the generating power of new life through offspring in expansive movement.

Lamed – 30 is that which unfolds and extends and elevates life to its fullest expression.

Breathing consciously increases your awareness of the creative spaciousness that exists within you, here, now.
The Seed of Life becomes the Flower of Life: I Am that I Am: the continual creation of life from out of the Eternal Presence of God: When we breathe with awareness we access the universal creative pattern of life.

The Seed of Life becomes the Flower of Life, the blossom on the Tree.

Within the nesting places of this Tree of Life are all the creatures that we co-habit existence with.

We realise that we exist within a community of souls, that all forms of life are sacred.

Baja California: St Ignacio Lagoon

Nothing is separate: that which we do to life, we do to ourselves.

Our current unconscious state is run by the ego: we see ourselves as a separate entitity in the universe and on Earth and everything before us as a mere commodity, which we can take for ourselves, or wantonly destroy. In the story of Noach, the great flood is the new consciousness which sweeps all this unconscious behaviour away.

We can consciously choose to co-create with life in all its forms.

IMG_2175To enter the Ark with all creation is to awken spiritually and know our fellow creatures as aspects of the One Consciousness. Then all that we do as we emerge from the Ark is in harmony with the creative abundance of life.

We are now confronted with a stark choice. We can remain as we are, and continue our life-negating, destructive behaviour, which is a form of suicide. Or we can consciously choose to enter the Ark and Be at one with the flow of creative life. Then we emerge onto a new Earth, which is at-one with the spiritual Universe – as in the story.

The Light of Consciousness.

The Light of Consciousness.

As Noach, who builds and enters the Ark, you are choosing to spiritually awaken – building a receptive vessel that consciously nurtures life.

This requires your conscious presence. When you are consciously present, your life and your work are in harmony with the rest of life.

By taking moments to breathe consciously throughout your day, you are freeing yourself from the egocentric, unconscious, time-bound mind. This is the work of building the Ark. 

In the work of building the Ark you are making space for all the creatures of the Earth within your own field of consciousness.

This allows universal creativity to flow through you. You are one with the landscape, and all it contains, and at-one with the formless creative space in which the landscape continually unfolds.