SOULS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER INTELLECTUAL ACHIEVEMENT
word 'ladder' used in Genesis chapter 28 comes from the word 'calal',
which means exalted, or to exalt one's self, i.e. the progression of
Ultimate Goal - aka Spiritual Evolution
by Betty Rhodes
Prior to our birth,
life's journey on Earth was carefully charted and agreed upon by many factions,
including ourselves. The family into which we would be born, the location and
environment we would be subject to, were all predetermined. The people we would
meet, the talents received, and the opportunities, sufferings, and problems we
would face, all pre-arranged to best assist us on our spiritual journey. The journey that would
[hopefully] take us closer to the ultimate goal of humankind - a higher plateau
of spiritual evolution, aka Ascension.
Not all persons are on the same 'rung' of the spiritual ladder at the
same time. Some are at the bottom rung merely starting out on their
spiritual journey, most however, are born amid various stages of
spiritual evolution - somewhere between beginners and 'old timers'. For
the advanced few who are nearing the top and have gotten so close they
can almost taste the victory of the Ascension process, it can be
frustrating, confusing, and fearful. When a spirit draws nearer to this
exceptional plateau, there is a tendency to hold on to the 'rung' it is
about to leave. The ascending soul is afraid to take the next step as
it is unknown with far fewer familiarities. The achieving spirit
struggle throughout their entire lifetime, making headway only to fall
backward again. Starting over again they try to get a little
further up the ladder only to reach out and hang on to spirits they are
leaving behind, somewhat afraid to continue on without them.
Generally the one they tend to hold on
to the strongest is their closest 'mirror image spirit'. They will see in this person
everything they themselves represent, or hope to represent, in this three
dimensional world. The spirit ready to go upward toward ascension identifies
with this person so much they wish to become that person, seeing how they are
slowing losing their own identity. They must let go eventually however, which
can best be accomplished by recognizing what is happening to their body, mind,
heart, and spirit. They are evolving - they are ascending - they are going up
Jacob's Ladder, about to go into another realm of existence where material
objects, money will all its distractions, will cease to exist.
numerous in the higher dimensions and they become more intense as time goes by.
Distractions that affected Socrates were minutely diminutive compared to the
distractions a spirit must deal with in the twenty-first century. However, on
the other hand, knowledge has increased beyond imagination, the capability of
finding other Ascending spirits is better - hence the process can be achieved
with more awareness and confidence. Finding enlightened words left behind by
other souls who have since evolved, can be both comforting and inspirational.
When a person decides finally to 'let go' of this world, (including their past),
he/she will then be able to receive messages via dreams, ESP, telepathy, and
intuition. These messages will guide the Ascending Spirit into the next realm of
existence with more confidence and peace.
The religions and traditions of
this world, specifically crafted by the opposition with the intent of keeping
man's spirit imprisoned in this three dimensional world, must loosen its hold
once a Spirit makes the final decision to progress onward and upward. The
opposition wants to hold man in this chaos (hell) - trapped in a world of
suffering and pain. The TRUE 'GOD' of love, peace, beauty, and purity, would
never cause man to become imprisoned. Man has free choice and free
will, so therefore, he/she must want to break free from the chains - and
progress onward and upward with his/her Ascension
|From Genesis, chapter 28:
"And Isaac called
Jacob, and blessed him, and charged him, and said unto him, Thou shalt not
take a wife of the daughters of Canaan."
The people of Canaan were cursed -
the Israelites were warned not to marry among the Canaanites. The
'curse' was set upon the Canaanites [son of Ham/Africa]. Canaan became
cursed [actually afflicted] for observing the father's nakedness - the
secret parts in Africa. The Canaanites became SUBSERVIENT to Japheth
& Shem because of this affliction - not because they did anything
bad, but because they observed something in their land that was harmful
to their bodies and their genetics - perhaps some type of radiation occurred.
"Arise, go to Padan-aram, to the
house of Bethuel thy mother’s father; and take thee a wife from thence
of the daughters of Laban [the name Laban means 'white'] thy mother’s brother. And God Almighty bless thee, and
make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of
people; And give thee the
blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou mayest
inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham."
and his descendants through
Jacob, were strangers to this earth, i.e. not of this earth. The
descendants of Jacob were to inherit all the lands that were promised
to Abraham. Esau, although a 'twin' of Jacob and born first by a mere
second, was from a different implanted seed than was Jacob. Esau and
Jacob were from two manners of people, 'manner' from the Hebrew word 'sheniy',
meaning 'quite distinct from each other'. Two seeds planted within
Rebecca, producing two nations that would excel - one is blessed by the
Hebrew God, one is hated by this God.
"So Isaac sent away
Jacob: and he went to Padan-aram unto Laban, son of Bethuel the Syrian,
the brother of Rebekah, Jacob’s and Esau’s mother.
When Esau saw that
Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padan-aram, to take him a
wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying,
Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan; And that Jacob obeyed his father
and his mother, and was gone to Padan-aram; And Esau seeing that the
daughters of Canaan pleased not Isaac his father; Then went Esau unto Ishmael, and
took unto the wives which he had Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael
Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife.
The Canaanites were of Ham - out of Africa,
and were black because of the curse. Ishmael was the father of the
Arabs. Esau married an Arab, not a black woman.
And Jacob went out
from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain
place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took
of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay
down in that place to sleep." [con't next column]
|"And Jacob dreamed, and behold a
ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and
behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood
above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and
the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and
to thy seed,"|
'the land whereon thou liest',
to be properly understood should read: 'the land wherever thou liest'.
In other words, Jacob's descendants were blessed with land - wherever
they they decided to call 'home', so it would be - or could be, as they
were blessed by the Hebrew God. Why? Because they were the descendants
of the Elohiym. The Elohiym communicate at times, with their descendants through dreams.
seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to
the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee
and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed."
we see that the descendants of
Jacob were not to inherit one itsy-bitsy location in the middle-East,
but as the dust
swirls off in all directions and is spread far and wide, so it would be
with the Israelites. Anyway that the wind blows, there you will find
Jacob's descendants. Jacob's people would venture abroad to the west,
east, north, and south.
All peoples on the face of the earth would be blessed by the generosity
and ingenuity of Jacob's descendants. Jacob's people, living the
promise made to Abraham, would own all the land of Shem - see article
on Noah's sons. And so it is.
"And, behold, I am with
thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will
bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have
done that which I have spoken to thee of."
The adventures of Jacob and his
descendants would take them to many far away places of the world, and
no matter where they went, the God of Abraham would be with them. God
would bring back the memories of that particular place where Jacob laid
down his head - and the stone that was used for a pillow would serve as a reminder. The stone would be
with his descendants forever - a reminder of the promise. Today it is known as the 'stone of scone'.
"And Jacob awaked out
of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew
it not. And he
was afraid, and said, How dreadful [word should be AWESOME] is this place! this is none
other but the house of [LOCATION TO] God, and this is the gate of [PORTAL TO] heaven. And Jacob rose up early in the
morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and
set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. And he called the name of that
place Bethel [PLACE OF GOD]: but the name of that city was called Luz [ALMOND TREE] at the
first. And Jacob vowed a
vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this [EVERY] way that I
go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my
father’s house [ISAAC'S TENT] in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set
for a pillar, shall be [SHALL REPRESENT] God’s house [the portal to God]: and of all that thou shalt
give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."
The location of his dream, Jacob
thought, was the portal to heaven - a pathway to communicate with God, but
actually, God had come to Jacob in a dream. It wouldn't matter where the
location was - prayer and dreams are a way of communicating with the