(i) The Burning Bush talks to Moses : Traditional Story
Burning Bush Talks to Moses Symbology looks further into the energies and planes of consciousness which are evident in the allegory of the Book of Exodus. First we will review the traditional historical sequence of events.
The burning bush is an object described by the Book of Exodus[3:1–22] as being located on Mount Horeb; according to the narrative, the bush was on fire, but was not consumed by the flames, hence the name. In the narrative, the burning bush is the location at which Moses was appointed by Yahweh (God) to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into Canaan (the land of milk & honey).
(ii) Burning Bush Talks to Moses Symbology
The following article describes the deeper meaning behind the burning bush in the book of Exodus.
Moses = not a person but impulses of change within us.This will be elaborated upon in forthcoming articles on Exodus but he represents the higher impulses within us to find God.
Egypt = our mind & thoughts which keep us in bondage
Pharaoh = our EGO . The source of our thoughts and separation from God
Mount Horeb = mountain, an elevated place, closer to God. An elevated state of consciousness
Moses struggles in Egypt a place we indicated in the passage above represents the mind. Our struggles with our mind are endless and so Moses leaves Egypt and enters the wilderness which is symbolic for meditation. In Exodus 2:16 the story of the Priest of Midian and 7 daughters relates to the 7 chakras and the kundalini.
Moses going to the mountain means that he has gone to a higher state of consciousness within himself.
When we come in contact with the bush that is burning, we come into contact with FIRE which is SPIRIT. The bush is that which is attached to earth (us), and so the symbolism of this refers to meditation producing a higher state of consciousness within us which results in us touching our spiritual nature (the fire).
The 5 stages of consciousness are
1) Earth = lower mind;
2) Water= second stage arrived at through meditation;
3) Air = third stage of consciousness
4) Fire = fourth stage of consciousness
5) Enlightenment = as a result of the above process
The word Moses means ‘drawn out of the water’. So it refers to that part of us that is drawn out of the water and is elevated to the fire stage.
Backside of the desert = known in Hindu as Kundalini. This is shown elsewhere in the Bible:
Flock = thoughts which can be of higher or lower mind
Desert = meditation
So here the thoughts of the mind are directed in meditation to the chakra system that runs along the inside of the back to the higher spiritual centres.
This is the cry that you have given deep within yourself all of your life for God to manifest.
Taskmasters = those thoughts that have held us in the bondage of fear and guilt.
But then it is part of human nature to have challenges to have to overcome.
Exodus 3:8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
At the start of the sentence it says “I am come down”
I am = I am that I am = God and this is explained in greater detail below.
Egyptians = always symbolise the part of the mind that holds us in bondage.
Land of milk and honey = right hemisphere of the brain
The Pituitary secreting the milky white fluid and the Pineal secreting the golden yellow fluid become what the Bible refers to as the “land flowing with milk and honey”.
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. = aspects of the mind that have to be renewed by the milk and honey. So in other words our mind is always there but it becomes renewed through meditation and the ‘dross’ of the lower thoughts are purged away by the fire of the spirit.
‘Purgatory’ the catholic term comes from the ‘purging’ that takes place through the process of meditation. The church commonly believes that it is actually a place of fire where we get burnt!
In the next verse of Exodus we have the Burning Bush talking:
Exodus 3: 10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
This is talking about the Jews being brought out of Egypt and into the Promised Land & is commonly interpreted literally by religion but we have to look deeper into what it means to be a Jew
Romans 2: 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
Circumcision is cutting yourself off from matter and worldly things to reside in your spiritual nature and has nothing to do with cutting of the flesh physically around the penis:
29. But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
From the above two quotes, Jews are not something we qualify as being ‘outwardly’, but is something that is ‘inward’
So how does one become a Jew:
Numbers 2 : 3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.
Jews = from the tribe of Judah which is camped on the EAST side, which is attained through meditation as discussed in previous articles.
Exodus 3: 11 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
Pharaoh = our EGO
The church says that we cannot find god on our own we need religion to do it ! We need to listen to that voice within ourselves, that fire on the mountain and we do not need religion or priests to find God.
Luke 17: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
So we go out of Egypt (the mind), cross the Red Sea (emotions) to the promised land of milk and honey (spirit).
Exodus 3: 12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
This is a message from our higher self God
Certainly I will be with you = but who is the ‘I’?
John 10: 30 I and my Father are one.
So the ‘I’ is the Christ Consciousness within me.
The rest of the passage is saying that once we have brought our carnal mind to spirit through meditation we will never go back to serving a church or a priest as I and the father are one and there is nothing that will separate the two.
We only serve God on the mountain = HIGHER PLANES OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
Exodus 3 : 13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
I AM THAT I AM
Y H W H
YH = masculine; WH = feminine
The name Nuk Pu Nuk can be found on Egyptian temples much older than the alleged biblical Moses. Nuk Pu Nuk means “I am who I am”.
I AM THAT I AM implied that God and I are both one and the same so YHWH was changed to Yahweh. But there is No ‘Y’ or ‘W’ in Latin so it became IHVH. The I in Latin is pronounced J so the word became Jehovah. God is not called Jehovah but this name came about because the culture changed from the East to Europe.
We now go to the verse below in the book of John:
John 19: 19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.
Here Jesus was hanging on the cross and Pilate hangs a sign over his head as indicated in the verse.
21. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.
So again the words ‘I Am’ are especially important when we are looking at spiritual realisations and our oneness with God. There is no other than I.
This is re emphasised in:
John 10: 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
I am cometh = I am = God = I am
Exodus 3: 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
So the name of God = I AM will never change. He was speaking a law that always was and always will be. So when someone asks us what the name of God is we must answer ‘I AM’.
Exodus 3: 18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
King of Egypt = Our EGO, the seat of our Carnal nature
Elders of Israel = our higher mind
3 days = the number 3 is seen as a period in which a new life will be laid out before you (see story of Jonah & the Whale).
This verse is saying that we are summoning our higher nature against the carnal side and confronting the EGO. This is much like Arjuna’s battle in the Bhagavad Gita.
19. And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not by a mighty hand.
Our EGO will not let our spirit free easily. The spiritual path is often one of struggle.
20. And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.
Within you the hand of God (spirit) will come and free us through our divine efforts and meditation.