By now you may understand that the Sephira, are States of Your Intelligence or Energy States of Data that you can obtain and channel as a Greater Sensual Self. The Sephiroth Chesed is a Higher State of your Consciousness, but it's frequency of spiral energy (Serpent force of the ancients) is so refined it is called Higher and thus, not noticed amongst the low throbbing of sensually drowned thought,
Thought is the "first material" so now we are dealing with a State of Conscious of Higher Thought. What most people generalize as Spiritual thought which is somehow connected to religions, a falsehood the indoctrinated fail to see. Religious indoctrination is not Spiritual thought, it is Ambitious thought of those who wish to rule your energy output.. Spiritual thought is what makes you!
- Chesed means Mercy, and is called the Builder State of Consciousness.
Chesed is the frame work of manifestation. This High state of Consciousness, is also called , " The Loving Father who is King>", a kindly Shepard that is the Receptacle of all Powers. Here you must understand that Power is the ability to do work...not some fear based ideology of slaves who fear the lash.
The Fourth Sephira, Chesed, is the Demiurge and/or "lesser creator", as this is the first Sephira below the Abyss and the first of Six Sephiroth making up the Microprosopus (Microcosm) . "The Bride of Microprosopus" is the Seventh Sephiroth, Malkuth which we call earth.
The first power describe in the Book of Genesis is this Demiurge and the first part of that Book, describes the origin of the Microprosopus and/or the microcosm from the Elohim of Binah, in Chesed. Above Chesed is the Supernal Triangle, a formless void of Dark energy that gives rise to manifestation through the "will to form" that is Binah. Binah is not form, just the Will to Form. Chesed is the externalization of combined forces or potencies of the Supernal Triangle. Almost impossible to grasp, but never the less, Chesed is the initial urge to become manifest, making Chesed the administrator of the Laws first proposed by Binah, who is know as the Sephira of Understanding.
The symbols for Chesed are the pyramid, the square, the orb, and equal armed cross (which you see represented on the Emperor card Key 4) the crook (Shepard) and the scepter. The planet attributed to this Sephira, is Jupiter and the color is blue.
The Sephira Chokma, in its lower arc of spiral is Chesed. Chokma emanates the pure form of Binah, so here we have a problem with semantics, Binah is form less, yet we have a pure form of Binah in Chesed, who is the first "manifester" of form, and the Form of the Universe is the Microcosm, Thus the Blue Sophia, is really Chesed, The Blue Binah is Chesed. Because, once again, Binah is the emanation of Kether, as "will to form", but as such is formless. So we can say Binah is the Concept of Womb, and Chesed is the First Womb and phallus combination as separates who come together in one place. So here is the problem, Chesed is supposed to be masculine force, yet is very feminine in its function as form producer. Chesed is the emanation of Chokmah, who is Wisdom there seems to be some kind of interplay here that is not easy to see in such High Dimensions of Intelligence.
So try this, the above chart of The Tree of Life, has lines connecting the Sephiroth on the Tree, Take a piece of paper, and draw each line between the Sephira as figure eights. This may help you see the interplay of the forces and forms of the Tree. Energy is always flowing back and forth, in infinity. When Chesed "expressed energy" it is masculine in its expression (electric); when Chesed is receptive and gives form to energy (Magnetic), that is "enforces the Law of Binah", it is feminine in its action. To truly understand the Tree of Life we must understand that we are dealing with multiplicities of Unity. For all of the Tree is an external modification of the One Divine Energy that is Kether, which is woven upon itself as "threads of energy" and/or Vibrations that are known as frequencies. This One Energy, is called the "One Thing" in Qabalah, and it evolves from Sephira to Sephira on the Tree of Life. From descent of Kether to Earth and back up to Kether, we have a cycle of renewing effect from Ain Soph (No-Thing) that constantly stimulates birth, death and rebirth on an increasingly higher and more powerful level of Something!
Since the Energy of the Tree works in cross patterns, Binah is best understood as relating to Chokmah and Chesed is best understood as relating to Geburah. The energy of Chesed is anabolic, while the energy of Geburah is catabolic. He builds, She tears down. Here it seems that Chesed is feminine and Geburah is Masculine, But again, Geburah as Mars, is masculine and Chesed as Jupiter, is also Masculine! Jupiter is the benign ruler who is merciful while Mars who is also a King, is destructive and sits in a chariot armed for battle. Here your thoughts can't be linear, but rather woven into figure eights that help us see that Energy is Androgynous in the creation of Chesed and Geburah.
This may help, envision a man with his two arms extended outward from the shoulders. The right arm is Chesed, the Giver, and the Left arm is Geburah the Taker. The flow of give and take, is the balance that keeps energy transforming, and/or moving. Here Chesed is the realm of archetypes described by Plato in the ninth book of the Republic.. The realm of archetypes is the underlying frame work on which all material manifestation is built. The aforementioned geometric symbols of Chesed make suggestions as to the purpose and functions of these archetypes.
The Pyramid is a tetrahedron used as a building form that brings together four sides that culminate in an upward point. Energy flows down from above and is distributed equally between four sides. Thus we have the 4 of Chesed, From above Kether, flows the energy of the first primordial elements to Chesed establishing the archetypal patterns of matter that is distributed equally throughout the Tree of Life and established in the subdivided elements of Malkuth/Earth. As in the pentagram, the Point of the Pyramid is Spirit which is a directing force. Here we can see that Chesed is an intelligence that is measuring, cohesive and receptive.
The Scepter and the Orb, that can be found throughout the Tarot deck, not only establish the concept of rule but that of sex as well. The scepter is phallic, relating to Chokmah and the orb is womb, relating to Binah.
The Crook of the Shepard, refers to the Love of the Shepard or ruler for his flock and/ or a Bishop in his role as Pastoral Shepard
What is interesting here, is that many writers of Theosophy and even Dion Fortune have written of the "Masters of Chesed". .which some call the Ascended Masters, who are human beings that have "evolved beyond" the need for physical incarnations and remain by choice to assist mankind in their development but only when mankind is sufficiently evolved to get in touch with Chesed, Yet, it is Chesed that flows through mankind which is why we are such great Builders!
Anyone who knows me, understands that the best way to assist those who struggle with incarnations, is to incarnate with them. So to me, an incarnate master is a being of greater power, as they are able to be Chesed on every single plane of form....obviously, form is what the universe wants to be....................we may often as psyche, channel up and down the Tree of Life, depositing greater and greater discriminating data, but that data can only be learned and advanced in a sensual experience of Being. The fact that evolutionary being is the top priority of Chesed...........makes one wonder about "masters of Chesed' who reside in none being. Maybe, we are becoming so able to consciously travel the Tree of Energy Conscious, that we are channeling directly the Higher states of mind and calling them "Ascended Masters", when all along they are the Archetypes living as us! After all, wouldn't mastering the Tree, while still incarnate do this very thing? Something to think about before you stone me.
Tomorrows blog will get into the relationship of Chesed and the Tarot card the Four of Wands, Thank you for your interest and comments, May you live long and prosper.