The 3 Holy Streams



    A Routine of 3 Daily Meditations in harmony with the Cycles of Nature.  
    Uncut and beautifully translated from the original scrolls of the Essenes.  
    These people lived in separate communities in Palestine around the time of
    Christ.  Read slowly and savor the beautiful language.  Read it again and
    again and absorb it.  At the bottom of the page I have made some
    comments on how I think their ideas can be applied.


         "Into the innermost circle have you come, into the mystery of mysteries,
    that which was old when our father Enoch was young and walked the earth.
    Around and around have you come on your journey of many years, always
    following the path of righteousness, living according to the Holy Law and the
    sacred vows of our Brotherhood, and you have made of your body a holy
    temple wherein dwell the angels of God. Many years have you shared the
    daylight hours with the angels of the Earthly Mother; many years have you slept
    in the arms of the Heavenly Father, taught by his unknown angels.
    `
    ~~~

         You have learned that the laws of the Son of Man are seven, of the angels
    three, and of God, one. Now you shall know of the three laws of the angels, the
    mystery of the three Holy Streams and the ancient way to traverse them; so
    shall you bathe in the light of heaven and at last behold the revelation of the
    mystery of mysteries: the law of God, which is One.
    ~~~

         Now in the hour before the rising of the sun, just before the angels of the
    Earthly Mother breathe life into the still sleeping earth, then do you enter into
    the Holy Stream of Life. It is your Brother Tree who holds the mystery of this
    Holy Stream, and it is your Brother Tree that you will embrace in your thought,
    even as by day you embrace him in greeting when you walk along the lake
    shore. And you shall be one with the tree, for in the beginning of the times so
    did we all share in the Holy Stream of Life that gave birth to all creation. And
    as you embrace your Brother Tree, the power of the Holy Stream of Life will fill
    your whole body, and you will tremble before its might. Then breathe deeply of
    the angel of air, and say the word "Life" with the outgiving of breath. Then you
    will become in truth the Tree of Life which sinks its roots deep into the Holy
    Stream of Life from an eternal source. And as the angel of sun warms the
    earth, and all the creatures of land and water and air rejoice in the new day, so
    will your body and spirit rejoice in the Holy Stream of life that flows to you
    through your Brother Tree.

    ~~~

         And when the sun is high in the heavens, then shall you seek the Holy
    Stream of Sound. In the heat of noontide, all creatures are still and seek the
    shade; the angels of the Earthly Mother are silent for a space. Then it is that
    you shall let into your ears the Holy Stream of Sound; for it can only be heard in
    the silence. Think on the streams that are born in the desert after a sudden
    storm, and the roaring sound of the waters as they rush past. Truly, this is the
    voice of God, if you did but know it. For as it is written, in the beginning was
    the Sound, and the Sound was with God, and the Sound was God. I tell you
    truly, when we are born, we enter the world with the sound of God in our ears,
    even the singing of the vast chorus of the sky, and the holy chant of the stars in
    their fixed rounds; it is the Holy Stream of Sound that traverses the vault of
    stars and crosses the endless kingdom of the Heavenly Father. It is ever in our
    ears, so do we hear it not. Listen for it, then, in the silence of noontide; bathe
    in it, and let the rhythm of the music of God beat in your ears until you are one
    with the Holy Stream of Sound. It was this Sound which formed the earth and
    the world, and brought forth the mountains, and set the stars in their thrones of
    glory in the highest heavens.

    ~~~

         And you shall bathe in the Stream of Sound, and the music of its waters
    shall flow over you; for in the beginning of the times so did we all share in the
    Holy Stream of Sound that gave birth to all creation. And the mighty roaring of
    the Stream of Sound will fill your whole body, and you will tremble before its
    might. Then breathe deeply of the angel of air, and become the sound itself,
    that the Holy Stream of Sound may carry you to the endless kingdom of the
    Heavenly Father, there where the rhythm of the world rises and falls.

    ~~~

         And when darkness gently closes the eyes of the angels of the Earthly
    Mother, then shall you also sleep, that your spirit may join the unknown angels
    of the Heavenly Father. And in the moments before you sleep, then shall you
    think of the bright and glorious stars, the white, shining, far-seen and far-
    piercing stars. For your thoughts before sleep are as the bow of the skillful
    archer, that sends the arrow where he wills. Let your thoughts before sleep be
    with the stars; for the stars are Light, and the Heavenly Father is Light, even
    that Light which is a thousand times brighter than the brightness of a thousand
    suns. Enter the Holy Stream of Light, that the shackles of death may loose
    their hold for ever, and breaking free from the bonds of earth, ascend the Holy
    Stream of Light through the blazing radiance of the stars, into the endless
    kingdom of the Heavenly Father.

    ~~~

         Unfold your wings of light, and in the eye of your thought, soar with the
    stars into the farthest reaches of heaven, where untold suns blaze with light.
    For at the beginning of the times, the Holy Law said, let there be Light, and
    there was Light. And you shall be one with it, and the power of the Holy Light
    Stream will fill your whole body, and you will tremble before its might. Say the
    word "Light," as you breathe deeply of the angel of air, and you will become
    the Light itself; and the Holy Stream will carry you to the endless kingdom of
    the Heavenly Father, there losing itself in the eternal Sea of Light which gives
    birth to all creation. And you shall be one with the Holy Stream of Light, always
    before you sleep in the arms of the Heavenly Father.

    ~~~

         I tell you truly, your body was made not only to breathe, and eat, and think,
    but it was also made to enter the Holy Stream of Life. And your ears were
    made not only to hear the words of men, the song of birds, and the music of
    falling rain, but they were also made to hear the Holy Stream of Sound. And
    your eyes were made not only to see the rising and setting of the sun, the
    ripple of sheaves of grain, and the words of the Holy Scrolls, but they were
    also made to see the Holy Stream of Light. One day your body will return to the
    Earthly Mother; even also your ears and your eyes. But the Holy Stream of
    Life, the Holy Stream of Sound, and the Holy Stream of Light, these were
    never born, and can never die. Enter the Holy Streams, even that Life, that
    Sound, and that Light which gave you birth; that you may reach the kingdom of
    the Heavenly Father and become one with him even as the river empties into
    the far-distant sea.

    ~~~

         More than this cannot be told, for the Holy Streams will take you to that
    place where words are no more, and even the Holy Scrolls cannot record the
    mysteries therein."



    From The Essene Gospel of Peace, The Teachings of the Elect, Book Four.
    Translated from Hebrew and Aramaic texts by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely.
    Posted by permission of Nazania from her beautiful site thenazareneway.com.


    MY COMMENTS:

    A path this intensive implies, as is stated, having lived a pretty disciplined life.  I
    think if we've read this far we qualify!  Or at least we can make further
    adjustments in our life as we go along.  If our flaws seem so huge to us it is
    often because we're at the point where we simply demand more of ourselves.  
    That's good.

    "Enter the Holy Stream of Life."

    In the Eastern teachings, there is a wave of prana or Life Force, that flows in thru
    Nature in the hour before dawn. The idea seems to be to unite with that
    universal prana, thru the breath and word "life". OM is said to be the sound of
    prana, and is also the essence of all meditation words or mantras. So any mantra
    is the same as "Life"!  

    This seems to be a meditation - in nature, with breathing and with mantra.

    Going deeper, there is an internal OM, the real OM.  There is also a deeper
    pranayama, or breathing, that is expansion of prana and not a breathing exercise
    as most people think.  That deeper place is where the "Holy Stream of Life" really
    flows. Take it to that level!

    "Seek the Holy Stream of Sound."

    How can I dare comment on such an exalted passage!  Essentially, it says to seek
    in the Silence "and the mighty roaring of the Stream of Sound will fill your whole
    body"  and to then "breathe deeply of the angel of air, and become the sound
    itself."  Be attentive to the sound of silence, feel it in your whole body, breathe
    it.  

    Note, these days we cannot "seek the shade" at noon; we only get a half hour
    lunch break and then have to keep on working!  So this meditation could perhaps
    best be done in the afternoon or evening.

    "Enter the Holy Stream of Light."

    The universe is not considered here to be a cold and distant place but to be full
    of the Light Supreme.  This meditation is to be done "always before you sleep"
    because it launches the following 6-8 hours into a divine dimension.  Those are
    too many hours to waste on the lower astral planes. Try it, and if you like it keep
    with it.
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