Friday, January 8, 2010

Water of Life

I found this unusual picture entitled Ice Angels on the web. Water is an amazing element. It is everywhere. In the Zohar, The Book of Splendor, which is the mystical interpretation of the first five books of the Bible, we learn that water is a code word for light.

Jesus said, "I am the breath of life--I am the water of life--he that drinks shall never thirst." In his book, The Jesus I Knew (Talks on Christ and the Edgar Cayce Readings), Hugh Lynn Cayce shared a beautiful symbol for water that the Sleeping Prophet used when asked how that saying may be put into words that one may grasp the meaning of what it means for that Spirit of the Christ--as manifested in Jesus--to be present as it were in a million places at once?

"Now ye experience that H20 is water--everywhere! Then water is water, and a part of the whole, with all the essential elements that make for the ability of manifestations in bringing life, in quenching the thirst. And it becomes active thus in whatever sphere or phase it finds itself; whether in the frigid, as ice; in the temperate, as water; or in that phase as steam. Yet everywhere--in every phase--its activities are the same! And it may be illustrated as shown; three-fourths of the earth, three-fourths of man, three-fourths of all matter we find a composition of that which He gave is a manifestation of His presence, His force, His influence!

Then it may be understood as the individual entity grasps that idea that is as we deal, as we mete, as we measure to our fellowman, that the water of life flows through us.

Hence how applicable becomes that as He gave, "He that gives a cup of water in my name shall in no manner lose his reward." (Edgar Cayce Reading 1158-12)

The reading goes on to explain that "we can give symbolically--as a cup, a prayer, a smile, a word of encouragement, a touch of a hand, a healing thought, a constructive hopeful thought."

Angelic blessings,