Divine Structure of Reality: Session VIII: The Breath of God

OUTLINE SESSION EIGHT
FUNDAMENTAL FORCES AT WORK
IN HUMAN AND DIVINE EVOLUTION I

THE BREATH OF GOD

By the word of God the heavens were formed
and by the ruach peev, the breath of His mouth, all their hosts. – Psalm 33:6

I.
a. The Word of God creates the outer form.
b. The Breath of God is the Spirit, the Divine essence that gives life to all.
c. Breath and sound, Spirit and matter, are the essential elements of all living things. You need both of these components to create what we call “life.”

II.
a. There is a profound connection between the breath and the life force which animates all human beings.
b. The Hasidic Master, Dov Baer of Mezeritch teaches that the life force goes in and out with our breath, and then ascends on high.
c. Within the breath is recorded our spiritual condition at each moment.
d. Our every thought, word and deed is reflected in the state of our centers,
our spiritual “breath.”

III.
a. In Yoga, this combination of breath and energy is called prana.
b. Prana is the vehicle for the energy of our system.
c. Prana is taken in with every breath. The breath sustains our physical systems, and the prana feeds and maintains the centers that make up our spiritual body.

IV.
a. Humanity draws on the Breath of God, the prana of the planet.
b. This prana nurtures and sustains our collective Soul.
c. When humanity does the Will of God, the planet breathes freely and deeply.
d. When humanity goes against the Will of God, the spiritual breath of the planet becomes laborious and uneven.
V.
a. The prana carries the creative power of the Shechinah, the Feminine Divine Presence.
b. The Shechinah energy comes into our Solar System using the prana as its vehicle.

VI.
a. In the Hindu Scriptures, the creation and dissolution of the universe is compared to the cyclic “breathing in” and “breathing out” of God.
b. “Breathing in” represents a period of inactivity and meditation.
c. “Breathing out” represents a period of outward activity and creation.