Menorah – The Divine Pattern
Menorah – the seven candled lamp stand has been a sacred symbol of Jewish tradition thousands of years, yet its sacred meaning is a mystery. We find the first mention of the menorah in the book of Exodus in the Bible. The story tells of Moses meeting with God receiving specific instruction for building a lampstand out of solid gold.
"You shall also make a lampstand of pure gold; the lampstand shall be of hammered work...Its shafts, its branches, its bowls, its ornamental knobs, and flowers shall be of one piece. And six branches shall come out of its sides: three branches of the lampstand out of one side, and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side. Three bowls shall be made like almond blossoms on one branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower, and three bowls made like almond blossoms on the other branch, with an ornamental knob and a flower -- and so for the six branches that come out of the lampstand.
The most significant feature of the menorah is its tree-like shape and arrangement of the branches on its trunk. However, the relevance of the pattern within the branches and trunk is not revealed until you turn the menorah sideways and place it next to the chakra system.
The Divine Pattern within the menorah is revealed by turning the menorah sideways and placing it next to an image of the chakra system. Once in position, the pattern within the branches appears as a common wire diagram, illustrating the interconnections between the heart chakra and the upper and lower chakras.
The Divine Code is revealed
The menorah reveals our Divine architecture, providing us with a blueprint of the energetic design of the human spiritual being. While our body is a physical structure, we are controlled by an unseen energetic system known as the chakra system. Each chakra center is a “center of consciousness” or “mini brain” that serves us for specific reasons, be it to survive, for sex, pleasure, for power, to feel love, to communicate, to think and perceive, or to connect with the Divine. The menorah illustrates the interconnections between our heart and each chakra, and between each of the chakras. By way of example, consider your cell phone: The contacts directory in the cell phone is interconnected with the mapping application. By integrating the contact application with the map application, the phone program is able to quickly provide a directional map for the user. Within our body, we have hundreds or thousands of these connections. The interconnections shown within the branches of the menorah illustrate the “key” connections between our major energetic centers.
Here’s what the menorah tells us:
Importance of our heart chakra connection: The center mast of the menorah shows us how everything is inter-connected through the heart. In this way, the heart chakra brings the green energy of love into every aspect of our life. Consider the practical application of love being the filter through which energies from each chakra passes?
Root chakra – Drive for survival. Without the blancing power of love, we would not have a capacity to work together in peace and harmony to accomplish common goals needed to inprove our collective ability to survive.
Sacral Chakra – Drive for sex and pleasure. Without love and compassion, man’s physical desire for sex and pleasure would lead to rape and physical abuse of women.
Solar Plexus – Drive for personal power. Without the power of love and a firm conscience, our fear of going hungry or loosing rank within with our community would lead to everyone “over-reaching-power” for personal gain.
Heart Chakra – Drive for love, to love and for bliss. Our heart chakra system is one of God’s great gifts to humankind. Without our powerful heart chakra, we would not have the capacity to be kind and love oneanother as we are experience today.
Throat Chakra – Drive to communicate and to sing. As the heart is, the mouth speaketh. The tongue can be one of the cruelest muscles, or the most beautiful. Without the energy of love, our words would lack the ability to be kind to oneanother in any fashion.
Brow Chakra – Drive for intuition and to see the “big-picture”. Without the energies of love and compassion our dreams would be nightmares filled with fear and hatred.
Crown Chakra – Drive for connection with the Divine – We are of course here as an expression of our Divine creator. We can be comforted to know that love is at the heart of creation.
Our creator has transcended life here on Earth. We are beautifully designed to live in peace, in love, in perfect harmony. For us, it’s just a matter of tuning into our creators design for life and applying this information to the social structures within our world.
Here’s what the branches tell us:
The paired chakra connections represented by the three sets of branches are symbiotic in nature in that they support oneanother in function and purpose.
The Crown – Heart - Root Connection illustrates;
An electrical circuit where by cosmic energy comes in from the crown chakra passes through the heart chakra and into the root chakra.
The Brow chakra is blocked by material attachment, and resolved by inner knowing the God is the ultimate source of our survival.
The Root chakra is blocked by “Fear”. Fear is resolved by channeling the frequency fear into the golden light of love found in the Crown chakra.
The Brow – Heart- Sacral Connection Illustrates:
The Brow chakra is blocked by “illusion / delusion” and resolved in the Sacral chakra by “gut instinct”.
The Sacral chakra is blocked by “shame” and resolved in the Brow chakra by “seeing the big picture” and forgiveness.