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LESSON 5 VIDEO LECTURE TTOA ASSIGNMENT
List the important points covered in this lecture.
This lecture by Sebai Maa was gratifying, not only because it builds on the actual myth of Ra and Aset, but also because it builds in the Wisdom behind the philosophy. Yet again we are presented with the hieroglyphic writings that bring light and life to the words.
One of the important points highlighted in the lecture was the background of Asar and Aset as gods who were sent by Ra to be leaders and guides among the human population. This is important because it establishes Aset’s Divinity before becoming human, as is the legacy of all human beings, and this is relevant to the myth of Ra and Aset. However, as Sebai put it, once Aset and Asar became human they “retained Divine inclination yet lost their Divinity.”
It is the “loss of Divinity” that led Aset to search in the world of time and space by studying and mastering the lower mysteries. The important point is that, as human beings, we seek worldly endeavors and pleasures in the ignorance of our true selves, however, what we are truly seeking, like Aset, is that loss of Divinity. Therefore, if the ignorance remains this will increase the pain and suffering, leading to more “looking for love in all the wrong places,” which in turn creates more impressions that build negative aryu. This is a common condition in the human experience and most continue this illusory existence lifetime after lifetime.
But another important point in the lecture tells us that Aset was able to Listen, Reflect, and Meditate to calm Her thoughts and see the illusions. Through Her reflections Aset came to the realization that life only leads to death with fluctuations between joy and pleasure, pain and suffering. This is what led Aset to Khak ab, the repudiating heart, and what every aspirant must be led to through Listening, Reflecting, and Meditating on the Sheti. Thus, we call upon the Divine intuition of Aset to guide as “Mistress of the Ocean” to calm the turbulent waters of the mind.
Very importantly, Sebai Maa points out that the “Intuition mind” stops creation in time and space. He further asserts that as far as it (intuition mind) is concerned there is no time and space—no movement. It is only change that creates movement in time. Therefore, if you stop “movement time” you stop “space time”–in other words you exist beyond time and space. This teaching is not only important, but crucial to the aspirant because, as Sebai Maa states, this kind of transcendental awareness “constitutes a powerful experience that washes away billions of ari!”
The nefer scriptures instruct on how Aset achieved Neter Neterty (dual consciousness) with “Antet begag”–never resting nor faltering or wearying—one pointed without distractions,” as well as “An chen”–”not stopping or even alighting.” In verses 12 and 13 of the scripture it tells of how Aset is “Reflecting/Meditating on dual consciousness to be come a Goddess” by seeking the hidden name of Ra.
Verse 14 addresses how Aset observes the daily journey of Ra in His boat with His company of Nine sailors (Paut, gods and goddesses) which represents the nine parts of the personality. This careful study allows Aset to notice a regularity of Ra on His journey, in which He is seated on two thrones ( as written in verse 15) of the eastern and western horizon. This can be likened to the regular practice of the Sheti disciplines (Listening, Reflecting and Meditating) Which will ultimately lead to the merging of the right and left brain.
In verses 16 and 17 Ra, in His old age, is dribbling and fluid is pouring out (satyu) on the earth and He is weak and trembling (satet). I liken the dribbling fluid to the rays of the sun that emanate the power and essence of Ra, which relates to the Sefek Ba Ra ( seven souls of Ra).
In verse 18 the scripture tells of how Ra’s dribble falls on the faces of the personalities on half of the earth, meaning the half where the sun shines. This is, metaphorically speaking, personalities that face toward the light as opposed to those who face the darkness of ignorance (Khemn). Aset knows what to do with the solar dribble of Ra and collects Her share which opens Her third Eye—a metaphor for deep Meditation.
Finally, in verse 19 it states: “Aset mixes spittle collected with earth and forms into the tafy shepsy serpent—forming Herself into the Divine serpent—enlivening Her serpent power (Arat sekhem).” Thus, Aset awakens Her seven energy centers (Sefek Ba Ra) necessary to receive dual consciousness and the hidden name of Ra.
Here we have, written in scripture thousands of years ago, a “how-to” be like Aset and attain Enlightenment in this very lifetime. Dua to Sebai Maa for exposing those who seek these morsels of wisdom through the teachings of Shetaut Neter. We are reminded by Sebai in the lecture that “Tafy shepsy is not a literal serpent that slithers away, but is cultivated within us.”