Returning to the esoteric meaning of the Ark of the Covenant. Doing so will give you more knowledge on how valuable it is to raise your consciousness.
First of all it is important to realize that Moses never constructed a golden box known as the Ark, and he didn’t converse with a separate omnipotent being above the Mercy seat. Rather these components of the Exodus narrative describe something that happens in your head on the way to your own Promised Land. That is not to say that there is no ark of covenant, a representation as symbol just as the money exchangers in the temple, as in the external symbolically.
The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your mind and heart. Even as Jesus was crucified at Golgotha (the place of the skull), representing part of the ascension process that takes place in your head and heart, so too does the Ark. And in order to truly commune with God, that communion must take place within the confines of your heart and mind. As we’ll soon see, communing with God has nothing to do with talking with a separate being. It has much more to do with becoming ONE with something much bigger than you!
As Jesus stated: “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us…” (John 17:21).
How could the church preach the above verse any way but metaphysical?
Now let’s break down the image of the Ark. Two Cherubim faced each other on top of the lid. But what’s significant here is that the wings of the Cherubim are spread over the ark, covering and protecting what lies beneath. There is one on the left and one on the right. Now consider that your brain is made up of a left and right hemisphere. The covering of your brain is the cerebrum. So just as the Cherubim covered something significant inside the ark (the brain) so too does the left and right cerebrum cover some very important glands that serve as a link between our physical and spiritual natures. One such component is the pineal gland, also known as the third eye.
This is what Jesus referenced when he stated: “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light” (Matt. 6:22).
As if the above information wasn’t enough, I am now going to give you plain scriptural information that will confirm that the Ark is symbolic of the human heart and brain. Consider that the stone tablets making up the Ten Commandments were placed inside the Ark of the Covenant. Now remember that the ark symbolizes the mind, heart and spine, kundalini.
The Ten Commandments are universal in nature. When one becomes enlightened, the Ten Commandments are realized and lived out from within. This is especially true after the awakening of the third eye, or pineal gland. Now consider the scripture below from Jeremiah:
“This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:31)
The prophet Jeremiah is declaring that the law is meant to be in the mind and heart permanently, not something which should be obeyed from an external law book or outward code. This is about something that happens “within” you. Let’s also read the very next verse:
“No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD’, because they will all know me…” (Jeremiah 31:34).
Someone who has experienced enlightenment no longer serves the ego. The law was written for the ego, but the spiritual man who is not under the operation of the ego lives by grace (enlightenment/ Christ consciousness).
This is the entire reason the Ten Commandments were placed inside the Ark of the Covenant; it was to serve as a symbolic image of what was to truly be experienced by a true Israelite (spiritually enlightened person).
Let me take you back to the image of the Cherubim for a moment. Have you ever wondered why God placed Cherubim at the entrance of the Garden of Eden to protect it? If you have read my article on how Adam and Eve represent different aspects of consciousness, then you understand that the Garden of Eden wasn’t a literal place either. It’s a state of the mind. Since the cerebrum serves as a covering for the spiritual glands located underneath their covering, then it makes sense that God would place Cherubim to guard the entrance to Eden. In order for us to get back to Eden, we have to be awakened! We should also note that the Cherubim held a flaming sword. This fiery sword represents the logos, or cosmic energy that is responsible for awakening the third eye!
Do we find any imagery similar to this when talking about the Ark of the Covenant? Yes, consider the description given in the Bible when Moses talks to God above the mercy seat on the Ark of the Covenant: “And there shall I meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim (cerebrum of the brain) which are upon the ark of the testimony…” (Exodus 25:22).
Now remember that the scripture says God is light. When God communes with us and the pineal gland is opened, it is said that a bright white light is often seen by the participant. Didn’t Paul see the exact same thing, Christ as a bright white light, as he was knocked off his horse on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:3)?
As we continue with how God speaks to Moses from between the mercy seat in Numbers, we read: “And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him (the LORD), he heard a voice of one speaking to him from off the mercy seat…And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying…when thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick (Numbers 7:89-8:2).
It should be obvious that the seven lamps represent the seven chakras that cosmic energy must flow through in order to experience enlightenment.
The chakras, and do you see the wings? Perhaps you also recognize the totem pole of the Indians? And have you recognized the wings in the brain picture?
As you read more of the scriptures, continue to look at how each character and symbol represents us. The Ark of the Covenant has always supposed to be symbolic of the human heart and brain. The brain is not just a physical feature. Not only does it act as a receiver and transceiver of God’s consciousness, but the brain houses some very special glands that serve as gateways between the physical and spiritual worlds. If Buddha was right when he said that “All is mind”, then it is truly through the mind that we gain higher awareness and operate on a higher plane of consciousness.
Who doesn’t know this sign used by the medical world, without really knowing what it stands for, how many are worthy of using it? Look at the power of the strongest medication of all, the placebo effect, being healed by believing in it while it’s just sugar coated. Isn’t it a little like virus scanners being sold by those that have either created them or are happy they are being created? Few doctors are working on prevention and made it an active part of treatment. Diseases start in the heart and mind.
Think about what the literal Ten Commandments were truly needed for. They are needed for the man who is controlled by the ego. The ego needs to be kept in check, and thus the commandments serve that function until Christ (Christ consciousness) comes!
Not many people know that the Ten Commandments came from chapter 125 in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. That was written centuries before the Torah. The Ark of the Covenant also came from Egypt. Found within the king’s chamber of the Great Pyramid was one furniture piece—a box with the same dimensions as the Ark of the Covenant as it is described in the Bible! Israel, or Isis, Ra, and Elohim also came from the names of Egyptian Gods. My point is that believing that the scriptures are meant to be literal is not what’s important. It’s the hidden spiritual meaning within them that matters!
Christianity and other religious groups have misunderstood all of this imagery for centuries. One cannot worship God in spirit and in truth by worshiping something “out there”. All truth is contained within you. These religions have taught us that by “believing” the literal Gospel this entire spiritual process is assured to us by Christ. But what they fail to realize is that Christ is to be formed in you! It is not about believing a literal story. This brings no rising of consciousness.
Moshiya van den Broek