What Happens When The Lion's Gate Opens -
Mythologically and Metaphysically
Lions have always been linked to humans in a magical way. We seem to share a mystical bond with them in consciousness throughout time, even into the present. This bond is reflected in all of the major civilizations throughout time and back beyond the mists of living memory. What is this mystery that ties lions and humanity together? It is certainly immortalized in the Sphinx. Lets look at clues to why they call it, The Lion's Gate!
Lions in the Judeo/Christian Traditions
Each of the major cultures that have influenced our current civilization have had rich lion mythologies. In fact as we were scouring the Bible for references to lions, we discovered they are too numerous to mention.
Yet we will mention them in a moment, as of now, I'd like to add a few other thoughts as far as the Bible goes!
Another reason that indicates why we were brought to St. Augustine is getting to know an author, whose book I believe should be in the home of every person who intends to be an effective light-worker. The book is called How the Bible became the Bible, by Donald L. O'Dell. I thought it was fascinating.
Lee Carroll has also reviewed it, now uses it in his presentations when he channels Kryon, and has recommended O'Dell's book in Kryon – Book 11 (Lee's latest publication). Lee refers to it as "…pure spiritual history…," and I agree with him.
Incidentally, the book won the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award for Non-Fiction.
Wisdom dictates we are to be clear and balanced in our thinking. This kind of thinking allows Spirit to speak to us and allows us to discern the messages when they come. Without clarity that is very difficult! By keeping our minds jumbled with incorrect "reality," we can end up dismissing Spirit's voice because it hasn't "fit" our perception of truth.
This kind of unclear thinking occurs when, on the one hand, we are all trying to be open to our spirit guides and the Masters – all of whom are telling us about the power of truth, forgiveness, and love – and on the other hand we relish believing incorrect biblical information – about the Old Testament, the prophets, the New Testament, and Master Jesus – that is full of distrust, suspicion, and other negative thoughts.
I know the Bible is associated with religion and many of us have had horrible experiences with religion. But that was then and this is now. We learned some Bible untruths and much misbegotten theology as kids. We're not kids anymore! We need to understand what really happened. Same as today, as far as meeting spiritual people and treating them as if they were bad people from our past, who only wish to harm us, when we think this, even those the Masters send in our path we will begin to think are really here to hurt us, as were the religion types of the past!
I think too many of us – metaphysicians, humanists, light-workers, or whatever – have simply relegated the Bible to the role of a heavy bookend for all the really important other stuff on our bookshelves. I agree with O'Dell when he says: " It is just as unbalanced to believe the Bible is only myth, metaphor, or distorted history – as it is to believe it must be interpreted literally."
I believe most people do not understand how counterproductive it can be to train their minds to be attuned to their spirit guides and Masters, while dismissing over 1400 years of history based on incorrect information. For example, believing scripture is merely the product of a coordinated conspiratorial effort to alter the message of the Bible.
So, how do you decide what to believe about the Bible?
Understand historically how the Bible came to be – Understand the original messages of the prophets and Jesus – Decide what makes sense for you – Become clear and balanced.
I owe it to myself to be as informed, correct, and clear as I can be in my thinking – and that includes what I think about the Bible. I'm glad I read the book, and I urge you to check out O'Dell's website ( http://www.DonODell.com ). His book is available through his website, as well as through Amazon, AirLeaf, Ingram, and Infinity Publishing.
Book Specifics: How the Bible became the Bible, by Donald L. O'Dell, Infinity Publishing, ISBN 0-7414-2993-4; Trade Paperback; 305 pages; $19.95 retail; standard wholesale pricing available to resellers.
The Bible tells us that the Lion Lies down with the lamb. Lion is strength and wisdom and the lamb is calmness and peace. This is also seen in the Aquarian Mission with Raja as the Lion and Moira quite the lamb! We invite you to explore the lions and lion hearted in your life now. Just as Christ and Selassie are the Lions of Judah and Ethiopia, these Kings of Kings were given the titles of Lion of thier tribe. By exploring your relationship with lions now, you will unlock some of the ancient wisdom that you and the lions share.
There are seven Hebrew
words for lion, one of which is Aryeh, pronounced
ar-ee-ay. In the Torah/Bible there are many, many
references to lions, which indicates that lions were
common in the Middle East at that time. Here are just a
few of the examples.
A book called Secret Places of the Lion by George Hunt Williamson gives a wonderful summary of lion symbology throughout the ages. Williamson explains how lions as sphinxes were used to guard the hiding places and secret repository’s of the ancient wisdom waiting for man to be ready to receive the higher truth:
Now Beloved Ones, let us continue our meditations from part 1. WAY SHOWERS are waiting so please make yourself comfortable in your seats. Close your eyes, take a deep breath in through your nose and as you exhale allow all the chakras of your body to become balanced and perfectly aligned with your cosmic light.
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Then enjoy this: Pleiadean Way showers 2012 GoldRing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ov4bjOvnzM&mode=related&search=
On your next in-breath visualize the 3-dimensional Star of David manifesting around you acknowledging that this is your star tetrahedron Merkabah vehicle, your body of light, in which you travel through dimensions, through solar systems, galaxies and universes. (pause) ... MerKaBah's are etheric crystalline star tetrahedronic fields of light. Enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGLoCoBGt3A
On the next in-breath draw in a powerful tube of white light in through your crown chakra, move it all the way down through all your chakras and as you breathe out, draw in a ruby red light from Mother Earth, filling, aligning and energizing your body. (pause) Each one of you has a pranic tube. This pranic tube’s size in diameter is the same size as your pointing finger and your thumb held together in a circular formation. Now visualize a tube in this diameter extending along your spine up just beyond your crown and just below your feet. (pause) It is filled with a beautiful blue crystal light. This pranic tube is filled with light for it was an energy that you breathed before you learned to breathe through your nose and mouth. Now on the next in-breath breathe in from the centre of the universe through your pranic tube, draw in the energy all the way down your spine, and as you breathe out, breathe in energy from Mother Earth up your pranic tube and up your spine, extending out beyond your crown chakra. (pause) Do this a few times and set the intention that with every breath that you take in each day you learn how to breathe through your pranic tube as well. We suggest that you practice this daily. Breathing life force in, expanding your energy field as you breathe out. (pause)