Meaning: Camel From the root Ger-meaning stranger.
When a stranger dwells among you in your land,do not taunt him.The stranger who dwells with you shall be like a native among you and you shall love him like yourself,for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
This old testament quote (there are many in the old testament) reminds us that we are "Strangers in a strange land". We are Spirit, who often feels "enslaved'' by the world of economy as well as by the very bodies we animate! We, as conscious energy, know how it feels to be out of our element (Astral) and should remember to look kindly on the stranger in our midst....after all, they are just another way to be you! This letter also reminds us that although the Jews suffered, humiliation, enslavement and oppression in Egypt, they also had a sense of settlement there. So when the time came to journey to the "Promised Land" (Higher Self) there was resistance to motion...the unknown is not as comfortable as the known discomfort! The Path of Gimmel, on the Tree of Life, reminds us that all the illusions are removed and on this Path the Supreme Mother has removed her smiling mask and reveals the cold, stern expressionless face of immortal beauty ...like a perfect black diamond. All the maternal help of The Empress has vanished and we must face the crystalline reality of our own free-will....a most difficult task of the Mysteries related to the crossing of the Abyss. We must be as the camel, able to cross the most difficult of terrain that is the desert where reality is just dust, and the Real is Darkness. Gimmel, Samekh, and Tau (all explained in blogs) are aspects of the same energy conscious which together make up the Middle Pillar of the Tree of Life. These three Paths are related to the Moon and are Paths to the "Dark Night of The Soul" where our personality is definitely a "stranger in a strange land". All this may seem terrifying and negative. But if you look at it from Qabalistic point of view, it makes positive sense: Sometimes you need to lose yourself in order to find yourself; to take the road less traveled to find the right path for you and sometimes you need the chaos of the Tower in order to free yourself from illusion so that you can travel the Path of Enlightenment, which reclaims your inheritance as a Supreme Spirit Self. Gimmel (camel) is about being a Traveling Stranger....fearlessly enjoying the unknown! The Art of The Card shown is of : Ask the Kabala Oracle Cards by Deepak Chopra,& Michael "Zappy" Zapolin with Alys R. Yablon (Hebrew letters are not on my keyboard!) I would recommend that you purchase them!
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