The 4 Ways of Living The Hebrew Way


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Several years after I began on this journey to understand the "The Hebrew Way," I started looking at what I was studying and the questions I was asking.  

One of the books that impressed me at that time in 2008-2009 was a book about a man, Earnest Thompson Seton, who had lived among the Native Americans and documented their ways and worship of the Creator.  He was deeply impressed by the extreme stoicism and integrity of these men.  Warriors were trained early to gain a vision of who they were and were disciplined to master themselves beyond what the settlers had ever seemed to obtain.  They were deeply committed people in every aspect of their life - to the Creator, their relationships and roles with each other, their intellect, and their physical capabilities.  

They were religiously focused on developing their character in the Body Way, the Mind Way, the Spirit Way and the Service Way.    

These native people even had 12 commandments they kept, including to love their God with all their heart, obtain perfect manhood, and dedicate that manhood for the service of their people.  Included in their role to attain their manhood, was "the just development of every part and power that go to make a man and the fullest reasonable enjoyment of the same."

  
Daily worship was symbolic of their soul's communion with their Creator.  Because they believed "the body is the soul made visible, [and they were] constructing the soul and the body that will be [theirs] in the next life," prayer, fasting, and service to their tribe were a great part of their efforts to "raise the quality of [their] being so that [they] enter the next life" with knowledge of their god.  Worship was an individual experience as they participated in certain rituals in their day.  For instance, they awoke at daybreak, stepped into the cold river, and then stood erect as they faced the dawning of the sun as it stretched across the horizon.  "Each soul," as was recorded, "must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth, and the Great Silence alone."  These devotions meant more to them than their daily food.  

Their trust in the Great Spirit who was unseen and mysterious, was impeccable.  They were humble, meek, lowly of heart and held sacred the laws of chastity and marriage and family.  They were also cheerful, honest, and kind.  These people consecrated their life to the God they knew.   

This "Ancient Way" was truly inspiring to me.  The Light and Truth in it drew me close and spoke to my Spirit.  Did this people really have laws like the "10 Commandment" from the record of Judah?  How were their teachings so similar to the Gospel of Christ?  Was it a coincidence that they patterned their life after the life of Jesus who "increased in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with man and God?" (Luke 2:52)   What was this Ancient Way?  I wanted to understand more!

The most significant things I observed from this book were the importance of:  
  • beginning our journey in youth from a whole perspective - from the Vision God gives us (because we have sought after it with fasting and prayer) and, 
  • beginning with our entire self ~ the Body Way, the Mind Way, the Spirit Way and the Service Way.
Each day and year since within our family we have tried to pattern our life after this "way."  It has helped us keep academic learning in the proper perspective instead of being the sole purpose of life.  I believe it truly is an aspect of the Ancient Way, even the patterns and ways of the most Original culture and people of the Earth - the Hebrew people - from Adam to Noah, and from Noah to Abraham of Hebron, the Father of the Hebrews.



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Peter's Example of Being a Rock


Do you ever forget who you really are?  Do you forget that you were born in a specific time and for a specific purpose for which God has called you?

Well forgetting who we are is an easy thing for us to do here on this earth. 


In fact, when Jesus lived on the Earth, there was a man who forgot who he was, too.  His name was Peter and he was Chief among all of His friends.   

Peter considered himself a simple fisherman, born in a simple time, where nothing significant ever happened, but he still took great pride knowing who he was, or who he thought he was.  The meaning of his name was “he hears." Knowing that helped him know he was eager to follow God. In his Hebrew culture, names signifying a life-mission and blessing were given to each child soon after their birth.  Peter’s name used to be Simon, and when he met Jesus, he heard him, but Jesus renamed him Peter, which was “rock” or “bedrock.” This gave him a sense of importance and helped him in his simple, but vital daily work.  Each morning, after he awoke and prepared for the day, he went out and gathered fish from the sea, and then brought them back to sell in the market. Though his work was the same day-to-day, he knew that providing fish was a valuable asset to his community. Perhaps in this way he thought he was being a “Rock,” but little did Peter know that God was preparing him for an even greater mission. 

When Peter was introduced to Jesus, and learned more of God’s ways, he felt a yearning deep inside of himself to listen and to remember. Perhaps there was something more–Something his spirit recognized about himself, something he had always known, but had forgotten. His spirit rejoiced as he awakened to a greater understanding of what it meant to be a “Rock.” His life mission was not simply to be a fisherman...but a fisher of men! 

Oh, what a joy it was to be a part of such a miraculous work! Peter was ready to stand as a witness of Jesus Christ, and become the “Rock,” God needed to lead his church upon the earth. But, sometimes our potential is hindered by our own shortcomings weaknesses and Peter realized quickly that his natural-self had a great deal to overcome. 

Peter had a good heart–he tried his best to understand the teachings of Jesus, but, when Jesus told Peter that he would suffer many things, be rejected, killed and resurrected on the third day, fear entered Peter’s heart and he wanted to change that outcome. He said to Jesus, “That cannot be!”  But, Peter did not know the mind and will of God and he was chastised by Jesus for being a voice of his adversary, “Get thee behind me Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things of man” This rebuke helped Peter to realize how little he truly understood, and that he needed to make additional changes within himself.  Oh, how he wanted to have faith instead of falling prey to the weaknesses of the flesh!

When Peter accompanied Jesus into the Garden of Gethsemane, Peter’s natural self took over again. He thought he would simply rest his head, because he was so physically exhausted, but he fell asleep.  And, while he and the other apostles slept Jesus bled from every pore and suffered for the sins of mankind. When Peter awoke, mobs started filing into the Garden. He hastily grabbed his sword and cut off the ear of the High Priest’s servant. Jesus calmly told Peter to put away his sword and said, “he who takes up the sword shall perish with the sword.”  Again, this gentle rebuke pierced Peter’s heart, and he knew that he had fallen short once again. But, Peter watched the Master’s perfect example of charity when he acted in mercy and healed the man's ear. Peter was immediately dismayed at how very impulsive he had been and how much he allowed fear to influence his actions.

Filled with the shock and trauma of the capture of Jesus, Peter felt the crowd’s shameful accusations pressing down on his innocent friend as they mocked him and condemned him to death.  This again brought the deep fears Peter had of not being accepted by those around him and he fell into the temptation to hide his face in embarrassment. Do you know what happened then? The thing he thought he could and would never do?   Because of his fear, he denied that he knew Jesus! The moment it was done, he knew deep down in his soul he did the very thing he was critical of others doing. “Oh, how could I?,” he wept bitterly to himself. “How could I forget who I am?”  How could I forget the rock of testimony I have of The Christ and fall to the temptations of my flesh?” 

Oh, how heartbroken he was to have turned away from His Lord! For a time, Peter thought all was lost, but after watching his Lord crucified and resurrected, he finally saw all these humbling experiences come together, revealing to him who he was and how he could fully live his mission.  Peter knew his faith in Christ’s power was his only hope of knowing and overcoming. His faith in Jesus had to be greater than his fear of his own failings. In his moments of fear and panic, he had forgotten. Peter had learned from his mistakes: that to escape the corruption of his own flesh, tendencies that blinded him to who he was, a Bedrock, his fears must be rebuked with deep faithfulness.  He would always remember this lesson of who he was and that all is never lost with Jesus Christ, who is the very Rock of Heaven!!

He now knew what it meant to be a Rock, one who truly knows and can testify to the world of the knowledge of the Christ, the Son of the Living God.  He now knew he was Peter the Rock, and this solidified his resolve and prepared him for his role to lead in holding the Keys of the Kingdom of God on Earth.
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NEW eBook teaching The Hebrew Way!

We have been busy all summer putting our Intro Principles of Creation class into an interactive eBook! 

Not only are there 5 Recorded classes to listen/participate in on seeing the "circle pattern" in the scriptures I associated with the universal story pattern and the "Sun at Horizon" Ancient Hebrew, but there are Daily Nurturing Experiences for Monday-Sunday to help you in your wilderness. 

I absolutely know it will bless your life right now!
                    


 
I invite you to learn more about it HERE.


God Bless You and May the Sun Shine Upon You,
Katie Hansen


 FYI:
  • Complementary Pilgrim's Course Family Devotional Book to all who finish this eBook & class and join me in our live online Debrief!  Next scheduled Debrief is Oct 2nd
  • Join us September 25th for our debut book discussion on John Bunyan’s classic, The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, contact me for the zoom link.
  • To be introduced to this "Sun at Horizon" Ancient Hebrew letter as well as the 21 others, see The Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet book.
                              

Seeking Our Roots

When I came West I felt like one of the Pioneers. I didn't really realize I had family who left America (past Missouri) and traveled across the plains (Oregon Trail and Mormon Trail). My family had been away from our roots for two generations. Boy did I feel it. I had longed to be reconnected to my ROOTS.
I slowly found who I was by being with my family out west; older brothers, sisters, grandparents. I slowly began to see the land and places from where I came and see the reality of that story.
A deep desire grew in me to go back to my roots. I think it was the influence of my grandmother. I had a sense come over me and longed to understand more, and thought at first I was to connect with just my recent family like grandma Marjorie.
Over the next few years, as I asked and sought more understanding, my searching lead me to my roots for sure. They were deep, and go far back to Abraham. I learned even my roots explain this The Hebrew Way thing I have been teaching and writing about on this blog, and now in the Foundation Builder Guide. The recording of these things are not finished yet. My challenge has been to get it out into comprehend-able words. It's quite a task for a right-brained dyslexic genius ;) My motivation? If I can write for my children and leave a blazed trail for them, they too can be connected so deeply to their roots. They too can know who they truly are; not just Pioneers, but Pilgrim's like Abraham was a Pilgrim, traveling back home to his heavenly residence.
It has been this process of searching out my roots, where I have truly experienced faith, and more than any book could explain it. It has been on this journey where I have learned from my roots how to learn, live, and become. It has come into the forefront of my reality how deeply I need to re-model my life after my roots and how to do that, and be patient with myself in that growing process.
I could say this was all because I came West, like a Pioneer, but I think it was really all because of who my Pioneer family members were and their faith-filled journey of learning, living and becoming.
It really helps to know that in a sense, I am a Pilgrim and Pioneer in my own time and story. I hope you can come to know that you probably are too.
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Laying It All Down

I awoke this morning with this song going through my mind.   It was one more answer to a question I continually ask about in connection with several dreams I have had over the years about my long awaited, beautiful baby girl, Eliza Beth.




After I had my first child, I had an impression she would come last, be our second girl.  When I was pregnant with our fourth son Peter, named after my cherished paternal Great-Grand father, I had a horrifying dream where I was laying her down on an altar of a white cloth with a man on the other side.  My arms released her and were outstretched as I pulled out from under her and I slowly walked backwards. 


I awoke then with my mind racing, yet the transition from asleep to wake was imperceptible and I knew God was teaching me something in that dream.  "Was I ever going to have her?,"  I wondered.   "What did this dream mean?"

I continued to have dreams about her.

One was of having a long labor where it seemed like there was a lack of oxygen on the part of the baby.  "Oh," I thought preemptively making assumptions, "She will be disabled.  Maybe she will come much later in my life?"  I have since learned it means something different.  

That name, Eliza Beth/Beit, popped into my head one day while I was thinking about her.  Beit/Beth is the name of the 2nd Hebrew Letter, representing the House/Family/Tent Floor Plan/etc. (See The Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet book)  Eliza just happens to be the the name of my maternal Great-Grand Mother.   At that moment I realized I had unexpectedly named all my children after family members who long ago passed into the Spirit realm, so it made sense to me that her name would be Eliza, and Beit, for "the House."   
  
When I came to understand that the "school" I'd had impressions I would one day build, was that very "Hebrew School" I had been looking for to send my children to (see Katie's story here), and that it was called the House of the Book, I stopped.  THAT word.  The House.  The Beit.  Was this Eliza?!

As I began to go forward in building the website, developing the Foundation Builder Guide program, and teaching more, I kept thinking of that girl.  Both her and this "House."  I wanted them both, yet I was seeing the House of the Book could really be this baby.  Then, when I began to have really hard experiences, the answer was always there to remind me.  I began learning to "lay it down" and "let her go" in ways I never could understand before.

Since that time, I've had to learn greater lessons of "laying it all down" in many different ways.  Once when I nearly lost my closest friend because she wanted to give ownership of what I was creating to another, I had an opportunity to release the pain of that experience and learn to trust again.   Or, when I was faced with my greatest fears and felt I almost lost my family, I was able to release childhood traumas and see God's hand guiding me through the results of crafty enticings of the devil.

I have learned many important things on this journey I call my Pilgrim's Course and I have had many interpretations come as I apply my understanding of symbols from my research with the Symbolic Hebrew, and move forward in faith.  However, the most important lesson I know I can learn from this "wandering" I am doing here and with birthing this "ElizaBeit" baby is this: 


What if it is in laying it all down that we finally receive?
What if it's by surrendering that we show that we believe?
What if it's in letting go that we are really holding on, 
And that we finally see that He's been there holding on all along?
A Believing Woman by Caitlin Maxfield Connolly
Now what are some of your stories in "letting go" and "laying it all down?"

May the sun always shine upon you,
~ Katie

Resources:
  • The idea of ~ the transition from asleep to wake was imperceptible and I knew God was teaching me something in that dream ~ from Richard G. Scott's, To Learn and to Teach more Effectively 
  • Learn more about the "Beit" or the "Open Palm" in my recent Ancient Hebrew Alphabet book, The Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet.
  • This post aligns with a "help in our Wilderness" concept taught through Foundation Builder Guide's Intro Principles of Creation class called The Pilgrim's Course, teaching this important "Sun at Horizon" principle. (see The Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet book)
  • See here to learn about the Foundation Builder Guide teaching the Principles of Creation.

Calling All "Artist's"

Our Artist Story

Once Upon a Dimension not far from here, there was an Artist.  This Artist had become known as "The Master Artist" throughout the land.  He had learned and mastered all the Principles, Environments, Materials,and Skills which all Artists have the ability to master.  (See the Principles of Creation here) He not only mastered these Principles, Environments, Materials and Skills, but placed their existence and movement in perfect order; an order set precisely to work and self-generate producing life and endlessness.  The combination of these certain Principles, Environments, Materials, & Skills created a beauty and flow which acted as a key.    The Master Artist used this key to Unlock the Chambers of all Creations.
Sunshine
  • He began with One.  One Day, One Sphere, One Form, One Space; a great Oneness uniting all the Principles, Environments, Materials and Skills.  Circling all Art into one great whole.
  • He went on to Two.  Dividing that great whole into halves.  Two Parts, Two halves, Two Opposing Forces, Two Spaces within one; creating a balanced pull in two directions.
  • Next came Three.  Three Lights, Three Pillars, Three Extensions.  Three Skills.  Patterns of three extending out help towards all.
  • Then He moved on to Four.  Four Corners, Four Kinds, Four Areas over the expanse.  Reaching over and encompassing the entire.  A Door of true penitence.
  • He then founded the Five.  Five Categories. Five Steps.  A Breath of Life within the Five; bringing Life and Hope.
  • This Master Artist added onto these the Six.  Six. All the foundation was laid for you and I to enter the scene, for you and I to become connected to this our Master Artist.  We became immersed in the Principles, Environments, Material and Skills which brought beauty and order a midst the chaos.  These tools helped us overcome the Natural Man and become the Divine within us. You and I could accept this connection and follow The Course and Path to become like this our Master Artist or make our own way to our own ends.  The choice was ours and the Conflict began.
Yes, the sun shown bright and beautiful then the clouds came and cast vicious shadows on the light.  The first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth times have all shown the sun and then clouds and turmoil of days better forgotten.  Death and pain and destitute hearts.  Broken. Broken. Broken.
No worries however.  All boundaries were planned and in proper order by this Master Artist to create the beauty and promise of the enabling Principles, Environments, Materials and Skillsunlocking the chambers within all creation to flow and change and move upward towards light and life; all at the right time.
  • Lastly, the Seven.  Seven for Rest and Rejuvenation.  A space was created for feasting unto completeness.  A feast of a spiritual realm.
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Today, the time is now to combine the Principles, Environments, Materials, and Skills.  You and I have the keys within to unlock this beautiful creative flowing movement and change upward toward light; to Become.  You and I can become the facilitators to help others to do the same.  In this process, we follow the Master Artist.
Now, The Master Artist, Artist of all Artists, is waiting.
~ Katie

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Our New Book Sharing Aspects of the Hebrew Way


Last month in my House Newsletter, I sent out an announcement of our "New Look and New book" on HouseoftheBook.org.  I shared the vision & purpose I hold for the HouseoftheBook.org site.  To see this Newsletter click here.  (To see the correct link to this Pilgrim's Course Tutorials class sharing more of this vision, click here.) 

Today, I'd like to share that our Ancient Hebrew book is ready to be pre-ordered!  
Why is this so exciting?  After I asked God what he wanted me to do to prepare for coming days (in 2009) , and was shown (read my story here), I began learning more and teaching what I call Symbolic Hebrew (Ancient Biblical Hebrew).  I quickly began to see our story in this beautiful language.  Not only did I start to learn more of who I really am, I began to see how we all are connected to the Ancient Hebrew people.   

As I researched these things over the years, I found many House of Israel stories which have helped me illustrate more about this Hebrew language and people.   It has been my desire to share those stories with everyone and it is now time! 

This past winter, I awoke from a dream with an idea to share some of what I have discovered, in a simple Alphabet book.  This Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet book takes the depth of my ten year research, which most are not ready for, and distills it into simplicity.  
This image is a sample page.
Pre-Order Your Copy Today - from THIS Link
The books will be printed and shipped out at the end of May.  If you know others who would be interested in this book, your efforts to share would be much appreciated so we can keep the cost low, or, buy in bulk and save on shipping. 
I can't wait for you to read it!   Learning more about this Ancient Hebrew can greatly add to your understanding of the scriptures, the Ancient Tabernacle and your connection to them, and also ~ many aspects of the Hebrew Way. 


God bless you in learning, living and becoming with your family!

Katie Hansen



 

Is God's Ultimate Purpose to Continue His House & Seed?

If this truth (right) could have been preserved in the original 5 Books of Moses, where would it have been taught?
Would it have been ~
  • In the building of His House and Tabernacle, where the measurements and ordinances all point to our return? (Exodus 22-35)
  • In the Treaty where God and the House of Israel entered into a Covenant relationship, with Him telling His Heirs that He loves them and wants them to return to Him by keeping those 10 Commandments? (Exodus 20, Deut. 5)
  • In the story of Abram becoming Abraham and entering into a Covenant? (Genesis 15-17)
  • In the evidence that God preserved 8 souls on Noah's ark to continue His children on the Earth? (Genesis 6-7)
  • After the Creation where He instructed Adam and Eve to multiply and replenish the Earth? (Genesis 1)
Or, would it have been in another place?
We praise our God in all things and in honor of Him, praise be to God! Is it possible He wants us back with Him and to help bring to pass our Immortality and Eternal Life, which in the end, Glorifies His work? Is it possible this part got left out of Moses writings? Just because this truth may not have been mentioned in the Bible, it doesn't mean we can't go to the original sources to search for the full picture of this truth.

With the help of the Holy Spirit and God's Word (Ancient & Modern Prophets), and our syntopical study through faith, we've been discovering the Principles of Creation. Understanding these "Principles" helps give greater insight into the Old Testament because they stem from the original language of the Bible. (Biblical Hebrew) With that as our foundation, we believe God wants to "Continue His House" and Seed on the Earth for His Glorious purposes. (See Seed in Foundation Builder Guide's Early Semitic Pictographic Alphabet Book.)
What are your thoughts?



Here is a song about how God may want us to share our light and how it Glorifies Him.




Twenty and two Years: The Formula for Peace & Prosperity

December 23, 2018 ~ Today is a miracle to me.
This picture has hung on our wall for nearly 20 years.
Two years ago, in a very rough time for our family, on a very hard day at a time when I was angry and tempted to give up, I heard a crash in the other room.  I went out of my room to see this picture had fallen onto the wood floor.  Glass shattered tearing the picture in the process.  That was interesting!  I knew we were under serious attack from darkness, but to have that happen was a witness of who was behind that intense trial.  I left it there and when my husband came home to see that he was shocked.  I nonchalantly told him it it fell off the wall.  Because the picture was destroyed, I ended up throwing it away, then later found my husband had taken it out of the trash and tucked it away anyway, which was sweet to me.
Today, we are now celebrating 22 years of marriage.  
 
It's been a special year.  A year of trusting and witnessing the light move ahead more than we've ever noticed before. A year of living God's patterns of 22 even more.  I'm deeply changed to have experienced such growth through these last twenty and two years of being married.
In one of my favorite books, The Book of Mosiah from the Book of Mormon, the families inherited the land of their fathers for the space of 22 years. The men and women stood in their roles to protect & provide and nurture & create, and they prospered.  For 22 years they had continual peace and the Kingdom was able to be established.
And it came to pass that we again began to establish the kingdom and we again began to possess the land in peace. And I caused that there should be weapons of war made of every kind, that thereby I might have weapons for my people against the time the Lamanites should come up again to war against my people.   
And I set guards round about the land, that the Lamanites might not come upon us again unawares and destroy us; and thus I did guard my people and my flocks, and keep them from falling into the hands of our enemies.
And it came to pass that we did inherit the land of our fathers for many years, yea, for the space of twenty and two years.
And I did cause that the men should till the ground, and raise all manner of grain and all manner of fruit of every kind.
And I did cause that the women should spin, and toil, and work, and work all manner of fine linen, yea, and cloth of every kind, that we might clothe our nakedness; and thus we did prosper in the land—thus we did have continual peace in the land for the space of twenty and two years.
These verses in chapter 10 of Mosiah teach me there is a formula for receiving peace and prosperity, to the end of inheriting God's Kingdom.  When two come together in God's house with His covenants, within His sealing ordinance, receiving peace & prosperity is truly possible.
It takes the two of us to stand together in our roles in the home and house; just like the male & female who are within the house as found in Natures Laws.  As we learn and stand in our roles as husband and wife, and act in those responsibilities, I am beginning to know, even more than ever before, we will inherit God's peace and prosperity. 

That is twenty and two years to me.  After a great release and Jubilee leading up to our 21st year, a pattern of peace followed; God's formula for inheriting peace and prosperity is making itself known to us.

At The Shrine of the Book in Israel 2017 in our 21st Jubilee Year
  
Our union these 22 years is such a gift to me!   Thank you Michael for this opportunity of grow and progress towards receiving greater peace and prosperity.   Thank you wonderful friends and family for all your examples of union and strength.  
Here is a witness in Nature. Two unfolding gifts revealing their peace and prosperity.

As we all stand in this commitment to act in our roles as husbands and wives, we are truly lighting the world! 

  • Read Mosiah 10 for this formula of Peace & Prosperity