I have an increasing sense that the most important crisis of our time is spiritual and that we need places where people can grow stronger in the spirit and be able to integrate the emotional struggles in their spiritual journeys.
The human spirit is like water; fickle, unstable, ever-changing. Where the soul is as a house the spirit is as water. The soul is a construct of many truths, but the spirit is viscous and vital and flows as it is your consciousness. We often attribute the spirit to will, and this too is true as anything you set your mind to will become a force to be reckoned with.
Consider your consciousness and how it ebbs and flows. How one day you may feel inclined to act on one thing, and yet on another day you may decide to act upon another; this is the resources of the mind being directed towards the soul’s objective goals. It’s like having an architect building a structure that requires dynamic changes to achieve a goal; also much like perhaps a general in a war. The goal of the war is static as the soul is a construct of principals, but the spirit is situationally objective based.
Consider a household and the typical role models of the family dynamic. The father is a driving force towards a goal, the mother is the balance of child and father, and the child is the actions that grow to build the home’s future. Mind, Spirit, and Body have unique respective rolls to fill. If the father needs the family to move the mother will counsel him on the needs of the household and the father will then have to reassess the objective based upon the mother’s influence. The same is true with the spirit that balances out the mind and body as to what is best for the self to do. A goal is needed, an action must be taken, but direction must be considered as how to get the whole house to reach the new objective. So thus the spirit is like water and viscous and ever changing based on each situation. The body is available once it sees what its goals are, but it does little on its own. The mind, though powerful, is helpless alone without the body to fulfill its objectives, but the spirit is the liaison and balance that is required based in the moments of need.
For these reason the family of the soul has different checks and balances in place and are likened to attributes of people. The Bible uses these attributes each time it mentions a gender or age.
Consider the spirit as being a woman, that if easily swayed would want everything it found desirable. This woman would then be considered wanton or as the Bible calls this kind of wisdom a harlot. A spirit that is dedicated to a single purpose is like a faithful wife that only wants to please her husband and care for her family. So this is a wisdom that is loyal and true.
Wisdom, woman, and spirit are all attributed to women for these reasons, as all deal with the self or ego. Wisdom is the reasoning of how to apply logic. So as the man represents knowledge the woman represents the self’s reasoning of how to use the information presented to you. In this way your wisdom is dynamic and changes based on objectives and is channeled like rivers or outlets of water, thus the Holy Spirit is compared to “Living Water” and a “Helper”.
John 4:7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
Spirit or consciousness can rage, crash, calm, channel or be drawn from as a resource. You see this often in references to wells where clarity is drawn from a source of water. As woman is the life giver of the family, so too does the Spirit give life to the barren in the Scriptures such as Rachel, Mary, and Elizabeth. By infusing consciousness into these wisdoms does the self-realize how to use an ideal that may have as of yet been left dormant. Remember the Bible is really about your personal journey and all things are aspects of your growing truth, so a barren woman is really you trying to figure out how to use the information you’ve gained, as is the case with Elizabeth whose name means the “Seven fold promise”. The promise of God that was given to the Israelites is barren to this point in the Bible’s hidden manual of truth, and until you can revive your consciousness the promise remains barren. So God thus has the Spirit touch the womb of the wisdom of self, called “The Promise” and though old and barren Elizabeth brings forth the “Gift” of God called “John” that makes the way for the “TRUTH” called “Liberation” named “Jesus”.
Since the beginning of the Bible’s story of Creation, the spirit is as waters that are split in two. This is the ideals of self that are divided between the upper-self as higher ideals or primitive ideals as the baser self. In all choices a path must be chosen and thus the waters are split and the spirit is divided. In all choices we are to weight out the choices in balance and when calm the spirit becomes as a sea of glass and thus the image of God is reflected in your spirit. This is symbolic for Christ calming the storms and for walking on water.
Notice that all of the miracles of Christ performed on water are on the Sea of Galilee. Galilee means Circle and it represents wholeness of self as in a perpetual nature. The water is spirit and thus it is also used as the Sea of Solomon and the Levar of the Tabernacle of Meeting. The Tabernacle’s Levar is made of bronze mirrors from the women that serve the temple. This means it’s wisdom that we reflect in that cleanses us and helps us to reflect in, once we have made our sacrifices to God. In clarity do we self-reflect. In wisdom do we find wholeness. In mother do we find connection to the family and in the spirit we find purpose.
So consider the waters and ships as a process of self-introspection. Cast your nets with the spirit and draw up a bounty of insight like fish being drawn up into the light. As man is knowledge and thus we draw from wisdom/water/women the knowledge of truth and purpose and bring that knowledge into the light of understanding.
Mark 1:16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.