True face

We will rediscover it when we return to the house of the father

December 29th 2017
It is said in the Book of Zohar that the face of the first human was identical to that of the Creator. Later on, when the spirit of rebellion had awakened in them (a process symbolized by the serpent wrapped around the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), they left Paradise where they had lived in the light. They descended into the denser regions of matter where they experienced cold, darkness, sickness and death, and their faces changed. Now that they are no longer the faithful image of God, human beings have lost their power. The spirits of nature no longer obey them and instead take pleasure in tormenting them. But they must strive to find this primordial face again and, when they do, all the spirits of the universe will submit to them once more. Until then they will continue to resemble the prodigal son of the Gospel parable who, having left his father’s house to travel the world, ends wretchedly as a swineherd. But this prodigal son finally concludes that he should return to his father’s house. And one day humans will also finally understand that they must return to the Source – to the light, love and life of the heavenly Father – in order to rediscover their true face.