‘Once upon a time the Jewish people came through this place, entering the holy land, bringing their wisdom but also their struggle of forty years in the desert. It is coming through this deepest place, that they could put down their own struggle and tune into the old wisdom that is in this valley. It is like a library of knowledge. And since they were opened by their experience in the desert, they could read this library, the library of Mother Earth of all the old wisdom that is stored through eons of time. Their priests connected to this wisdom and translated it into words, into gospels, into texts.
You shouldn’t forget that going through this deep place, it is only through struggling, struggling with yourself and struggling with each other that you can bring the deepest to the service. This is what is happening in your communities, in your conference and in your community, that through the struggle you will reach the deepest place. This is most important, because that is where de wisdom is. It is through the crack in the egg that the light comes in. So honour your own struggle, honour your own difficulties, honour your conflicts. By doing this, you will release all the burden that is put on your people, but also on this area and on the world. Because the whole world is struggling. And it is not in the solution that you become free, but by honouring the struggle that you become free. Life is not meant to be perfect. It is a path, it is a road towards perfection, towards freedom, towards ecstasy.
The role of the Jewish people in the world history is that they went deepest in their struggle for freedom and for wisdom and they have to carry a huge burden. So also here the challenge is not to strive for the outcome, but to honour that heavy burden, that has been put on them through history. By learning compassion, the old texts, the old wisdom will be released. Because it is stored, not only here in the ground, but also in the cells of your bodies, in your DNA. It is about the next step in evolution. Honour the Shechina, cause it is she who carries all, who endures all, who knows all, who embraces all. By honouring her, you honour yourself, and the path you are walking for life to find your destiny.’
Is there anything you would like to know at this moment for you personally, for the work you are doing?’
Question: What is the meaning of Bethel? It is the name of a place a bit north from here, a very strong Jewish place. It means the house of God, of the plural gods.
‘The Elohim. As you said God has many faces, the house of God has many rooms and many doors. By honouring all these different roads like the colours of the rainbow, this house can be restored in its original form. It is basically what you’re building in Icomi, by honouring all the paths – which is not an easy thing to do, because you also have to honour your own path and that might be a struggle in itself: how do you honour yourself and make space for others to join in? But again this doesn’t need to be solved in any way. It is just your intention that makes it happen. It is the intention, and the outcome is not up to you, it will happen by itself.
You have to see it is about light, or something: the house of light. It is like all the colours of the rainbow form the light together.
I can see the connection between Mother Earth, which is one energy, and the house of gods as the seed, the light that comes in the womb, and fertilises. What you are doing in Icomi is that you are a kind of midwifes that let this process happen: to open up towards the inspiration, the divine, and you are the ones who hold the space to let this drop of light come into the womb of Mother Earth. And when the moment is there, the child will be born. So it is also by nurturing the inner child, that will be safe and cared for.
A really important issue is to really honour the children inside everyone. Because when people start to fight, they are basically afraid, their inner child goes nuts. They are so scared, they need to hurt other people or they need to put bounderies, or they need to… But basically if you bring people back to this childlike innocence, and lead them and take them by the hand, if you take yourself by the hand, you will reach the house of God. Because in the end it is all about coming home. Everyone is longing or struggling to come home. So don’t put yourself down, if you make mistakes. Don’t judge yourself, if it doesn’t go as you thought it would go. Honour yourself by trying, by the intention you put out in the world.’
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