Body of Light
If your eye is single, your whole body will be full of light (Matthew 6:22)
We are more than we appear to be. Far more. We might be unable to stand if we even glimpsed each other as we are in God—a radiant, overpowering presence of endless fire and light. Materiality conceals interwoven worlds of angels, divine beings, and cosmic forces that are as vast as the ocean to a grain of sand. Unlike any other earthly creature God has made, the human soul holds in the subtle body all realities: material, astral, spiritual, supernal, and primordial. The more integrated our consciousness becomes—the more “single”—the more naturally we will perceive and embody these inner dimensions of God’s creation reflected in our own soul: our body of light.
Mystical Ascents of the Soul
Our body of light is a layered body of emotion and imagination, thought and energy, that vibrates at respective frequencies of consciousness. Closed, depressed dullness vibrates slowly. Open, sensitive awareness vibrates quickly. If one's "eye" is complicated or confused with karmic additives or negative expectations, the subtle body will be dim or shadowy. If one’s “eye” is single, free from additives of personal history and can see through ordeals by faith, the subtle body will be bright and glorious. By this single “eye,” Yeshua precisely described how our consciousness—our body of light—precedes us: The lamp of the body (Matthew 6:22) is the mentality through which we determine our reality.
Tau Malachi often reminds us that consciousness beyond the body is an influx of greater consciousness into the body. With the practice of the Six Essentials and Three Roots—the Straight Path—we generate a body of light that enters into the Gnostic experience: ascending in higher, expanded states of consciousness, opening to inner, metaphysical dimensions, and merging in degrees of nearness, even oneness, with the Divine. To desire the Holy One alone transcends occult fixations upon astral projection. Rather, we seek to ascend far beyond the astral into the spiritual universe of heavens in a communion with angels as described by prophets like Ezekiel (1:1) and Isaiah (6:1). By grace of Messiah, we seek to venture even further beyond into the supernal light realm described by apostles like John (Revelation 1:9), who gazed into the World to Come (Revelation 22). Generating, balancing, and integrating a body of light is our capacity to be a conduit of healings, exorcisms, prophecies, and wonders moving through and as us in God’s Spirit. This same capacity is what St. Paul described of a physical body, [being] raised a spiritual body. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. Thus it is written,“The first man, Adam, became a living soul”; the last Adam—[Messiah]—became a life-giving spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:44-45).
The Resurrection of Yeshua
The “life-giving spirit” of Messiah is the mystery of a threefold body: The Body of Truth is the realization of oneness, of conscious union with God: The Body of Glory is the generation of a body of light: The Body of Emanation is the appearance of a light-bearer in this world. Realized beings of the Bible—tzaddikim and apostles—demonstrate the dimensionality of this threefold body.
Consider realized beings who, in their complete oneness with the God, consciously disappeared. Like Enoch (Genesis 5:24), Moses didn’t die, but according to Jewish legend, consciously dissolved in a kiss from God. Neither did Elijah die, but ascended in a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11). The appearance of two such masters—Elijah and Moses—at the Transfiguration of Yeshua herald something altogether new of his body of light: Yeshua was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus (Mark 9:2-4).
Lord Yeshua, like great masters before him, had ascended bodily at death, as when Peter saw the linen wrappings lying there [in the empty tomb], and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself (John 20:6-7). But what had never happened before, what was so entirely different about the body of light of Yeshua, was his apparently physical return. This is not a metaphor. The canonical and gnostic resurrection accounts of what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life (1 John 1:1) are unequivocal: the Living Yeshua is literal.
His gospel is that we remember our body of light and awaken from this dream of our karmic name, form, and personal history. By the truth and glory of the Risen Messiah moving through living tzaddikim and apostles, we awaken. By the light transmission, we resurrect.