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The Odes of Solomon: 36

Virgin OransA continuation of the Commentary on the Odes of Solomon for Awakening.

I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, and She raised me on high.
And She made me to stand on my feet in the high place of the Lord, before his perfection and his glory, while I was praising (him) by the composition of his odes.
She gave birth to me before the face of the Lord. And although I was a son of man, I was named a luminary, a son of God.
Because I was glorified among the glorious ones, and great among the great ones.
For according to the greatness of the Most High so She made me, and like his newness he renewed me.
And he anointed me from his own perfection, and I became one of his near ones.
And my mouth was opened like a cloud of dew, and my heart gushed out a gush of righteousness.
And my approach was in peace, and I was established in the Spirit of Providence. Alleluia.

I rested on the Spirit of the Lord, and She raised me on high.

How does someone rest on the Spirit of the Lord? In deep meditation, meditation on the breath, since it is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit (the Agia Pneuma, the Holy Breath that pervades all beings), and the sound-form of the Holy Spirit Breath in the cosmos and in us: Soham. The subtle part of the breath in each human being is the life force known as prana in the yogic texts. Inner mental intonations of Soham cause the pranas in the body to become refined and automatically rise into the head, the thousand-petalled lotus of the sahasrara chakra where enlightenment can begin to be experienced. (See Soham Yoga, the Yoga of the Self.)

And She made me to stand on my feet in the high place of the Lord, before his perfection and his glory, while I was praising (him) by the composition of his odes.

Take note that the Holy Spirit did not cause the odist to fall on his face in fear or to grovel before God, lamenting that he was a sinner and unclean. She stood him on his feet, upright and facing God not as a servant or a slave but as a revealed son of God. And he was inspired to sing the praises of his Father in the forms of these sacred odes in which the mysteries of Christ, the transmutation of humanity into Christhood, are made clear.

She gave birth to me before the face of the Lord. And although I was a son of man, I was named a luminary, a son of God. Because I was glorified among the glorious ones, and great among the great ones.

Through the Mother the sons of God receive birth. It is the Holy Spirit who presents God with his sons. But she only does so “before the face of the Lord.” Only those who dwell in the remembrance and the invocation of Divine Consciousness and Power will become dwija, the twice-born: first born of earth and then born of the Holy Breath. Although human, each aspiring one becoming a yogi thus becomes “a luminary, a son of God,” himself “Light from Light; true God from true God; begotten not made; of one substance with the Father,” as the Nicene Creed says about Jesus Christ and all those who become Christs through him.

For according to the greatness of the Most High so She made me, and like his newness he renewed me.

The Mother of All does not make her sons the sons of the Father, because they are that from eternity. Rather, She takes away the darkness and ignorance that blinds them to the truth of their eternal being: God. They are gods, and she enables them to know and demonstrate that.

And he anointed me from his own perfection, and I became one of his near ones.

Jesus prayed: “O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was” (John 17:5). That prayer was heard and fulfilled, and the same will be fulfilled for and in us if we make that prayer aright and always.

And my mouth was opened like a cloud of dew, and my heart gushed out a gush of righteousness.

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his inmost being shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:38). The same thing is to happen to us if we seek and find (regain) our eternal Christhood.

And my approach was in peace, and I was established in the Spirit of Providence.

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). Further: “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God” (Romans 8:14). Divine Providence, supplying all the needs of the awakened spirit, leads it on. As Saint Paul wrote: “We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (II Corinthians 3:18). And the work of the Mother is completed, is perfected.

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