Building a Better Peace
Ark symbolizes the mind, and, Noah symbolizes a soul seeking divine rest or inner peace. Thus, Noah’s Ark depicts a soul in process of becoming emotionally realized – a soul journeying to understand unconditional love through creating peace within the brain.
The Ark, we’re told, came to rest upon a mountain — mountain, biblically, means highest point of internal consciousness.
Practically speaking, how do we BUILD this inner Ark?
Scripture reminds us, Noah first sent forth a Raven [sea-bird of prey, or, aspect of soul not yet ready for soul awakening] which didn’t return [purified unto the soul]. To put it differently, Noah, the individual soul, through religious ignorance, originally expressed Raven or lower nature.
Noah then sent forth a first Dove, which did not return. However, seven days later (meaning, following a period of purifying meditation) sent forth a second Dove — a humbled soul in search of peace [in Christ] which returned with an Olive leaf, symbolizing inner peace as a way of developing spiritual awareness within [consciousness]. A land bird, the Dove discovered land, meaning, came upon greater “mountain” consciousness – Noah, the individual soul, through meditation, transformed from Raven character into divine Dove peace.
In meditation, when thought ceases, Ark-building or unity awareness begins; consequently, while engaging psychological silence, we’re building an Ark of soul quietude. In this state, with the mind becoming familiar in focused attention, inner well-being becomes a tangible mind state. For, although the soul is uncreated – always was, always will be — we will need to create stillness, inner space, thereby achieve conscious contact for peace-nature to reflect in our lives. Moving beyond intellectualizing on celestial love to experience directly, thus, is the human imperative. To this end, the stiller the lake [mind], the clearer is the reflection of the Moon [soul-love].
Known in Yoga as kundalini, the “flood” associated with Noah’s Ark symbolizes the surge of religious energy, resulting in daily silence meditation, which rises from the base of the spine — root chakra — to the top of the head – crown chakra.
Scripture additional states: two of each entered the Ark: “two of every” represents duality — good/bad, like/dislike along with the large number of prejudices and egoic mind-sets that make up man’s lower nature – biblically termed, [the] Gentile however, here symbolized as the Raven. All these “opposites” aren’t to be challenged directly, instead, consciously witnessed in meditation, thereby integrating as they surface in to mind. Although this duality dynamic is responsible for distorting reality into illusion, it is also the matrix, that, on passing through calmly, delivers transcendental nature.
Thus, in transmuting recurring subconscious thoughts patterns, man’s destiny lies within our own mentality.
This Ark process, of creating mental calm within, facilitates peace-nature becoming established in mind, thus our becoming mentally and emotionally attuned with the soul’s divine aspect.
In Yoga It is said: God is everything I do not “think” God is.
As duality exists only in the comparative [world] state of mind, the imperative is creating space to facilitate reflection of transcendental nature, where duality doesn’t exist.
Therefore, becoming non-dual [in mind] is the very important catalyst of becoming aware in transcendental or Unity consciousness. In this state — for the period of our meditation — human ego doesn’t exist. Rather, rather like one rain drop merging with the sea, its nature transforms into ocean status. It’s this continuous familiarization with transcendental mental silence that brings about inner transformation.
So long as duality or opposites exists within the mind, we are functioning in the realm of split awareness — through subconscious judgmentalism — which scripture reminds — lest we be judged by our own thoughts — violates Law. This is how, when unconditional love gets based awareness, compassion and natural joy become immediately present in heart.
With “compassion” being the soul’s treasured attribute, it’s the terrific spiritual nugget anticipating soul-awakening, and that’s why God tells Noah to build an Ark of inner peace.
To this end, development of transcendental consciousness facilitates the soul’s instantaneous capacity of understanding its own creative, non-judgemental love nature for reflection of good only in the world.
With Zero being the terrific multiplier, building the Ark therefore commences with becoming Zero in mind – no deliberate idea ingestion — when intellect reduces to stage, when concentrated silence becomes the All: You/God as One unified state.
In Yoga this is termed, Samadhi – the mind directly knowing transcendental bliss, the unified field of intelligence which underlies all Creation. Zeroing, therefore, is about producing point awareness where love-silence can flourish abundantly, thus, point and infinity, are equal.
Crucifixion In Connection with Ark
We remember at Jesus’ crucifixion, two others were crucified. Both of these biblical characters represent the two voices of this planet: humility and arrogance. The voice of humility said: “remember me, Jesus, when you put in your kingdom” Luke 23:42 – a soul intent on re-consecrating with God. A soul intent on the inward journey of creating psychological Ark space or point awareness, whereby crucifixion [of ego] can happen at individual level, transcendentally.
Jesus entered biblical Jerusalem — Uru-Salem — meaning, entered “[the] City of Peace” — state of raised consciousness — the donkey symbolizing ego-humility, in meditation.
Other scriptures put it Jesus entered “the Holy City”, meaning, the meditator entered virgin consciousness thereby giving birth to, or, awakening of, the Christ consciousness. Therefore, when thought-free space is created — and expressed creatively as love through mind and heart — heavenly character takes root and becomes our spiritual domain through which all our actions return as Doves – the Raven isn’t any longer.
“Promised Land” And the Ark
A biblical “Promise” is referring to an already existing state inside, also, “Land” is referring to consciousness awaiting conscious contact and spiritual leadership. Therefore, “promised Land” is consequent of building our Ark.. Such enables the soul gain freedom of cyclical re-births into Gentile or lower-self Raven nature — that the soul finds eternal Unity AS the Transcendent.
Having listened with heart, and reflected upon God through mental silence, gaining conscious contact with the higher areas of soul becomes automatic: thus, the notion of God becoming extinct in its realization. In other words, there comes a point in meditation when the conscious mind slips from psychological reflection into transcendental soul-love. In this context, the goal of human life lies not in extraordinary existence, but in transcendental nature, where the whole dynamic of Noah’s Ark contributes [our] ego to becoming crucified from the Promised Land, in the current moment of meditation.
Fulfilling Our Purpose on Earth
Scripture puts it: “On the seventh day he rested”: Geneses 2:1–3. Seven symbolizes completion, gaining higher conditions [of mind] beyond ordinary human consciousness. To this end, Psalm 23 also puts it: “He leadeth me beside the still waters” [of the soul] — the act of meditation or, establishing or building Ark consciousness. Noah, we’re reminded, sent forth his Doves every seventh day: meaning, divine-nature is the natural action following meditation.
In India, the term Yoga translates as unity consciousness, but, when translated into English means Yoke or wooden beam, which Jesus asks his followers to place on their shoulders – take into our minds as a dynamic of awakening dormant spiritual love. The Yoke signifies man’s inherent duality character – biblically termed original sin. Scripture is informing, to enter into countries of Ark consciousness whereby the subconscious “yoke” mind [the Raven] becomes transformed, gains “completion” to Dove nature.
In this context, our spiritual aim is to morph, caterpillar-like, out of the cocoon of Lower law of opposites – (principle of this planet) into higher law (Unity or, rule of the Spirit). Thus, our Ark of internal solace, upon “completion” through regular stilling of the conscious mind, translates as experiential eternity.
In technical terms, the allegory of Noah’s Ark is about culturing the brain and nervous system in experiential fourth state of consciousness – transcendental nature.
Presently our brains are familiar ONLY in the waking, dreaming and deep sleep states. The fourth condition, transcendental consciousness, requires a “set-up” at practical level within the nervous system. To this end, through repeated meditation, slowly, over time, the clinic civilizations the nervous system in withstanding [the fourth state of] bliss consciousness, even in our busy day-to-day lives.
Although initiated in the brain, for the mind to experience transcendentally, there has to be a setup within the nervous system – hence, building our peace Ark through emotional stillness and silence, establishes this setup effortlessly.