The Clay Basket of the Family

In ancient days, those who lived on the land as nomads, in their travels from place to place, would carry fire in a clay basket. These live coals conveniently supplied their family with quick fuel to warm and cook their food as well as the heat to warm their homes. When the fire burned within its boundaries of hearth, stove or pit, it served the family and community well. It provided warmth and life-sustaining nourishment. If a fire ever exceeded its bounds, it had the potential to destroy all that supported life in the family and community. Fire, when allowed to escape outside of safe boundaries, is destructive. That is its nature. Fire left to burn unchecked will consume everything in its path.

There is a fire within each of us. It was designed by God for a specific purpose and if not guarded and kept within very specific bounds, can ravage and destroy individuals, families, and even whole civilizations. The cause and devastating effect of the Roe v. Wade Federal Court decision shows evidence of the consuming calamity this out-of-control fire has caused in America . We can clearly see what happens when this fire within has been allowed to exceed its bounds. What are the natural boundaries which can protect and guard this necessary and crucial force of nature in ourselves for the good of society?

The power of procreation within each of us, like fire, can serve to warm and nourish the family, or it can disintegrate it. This fire has had its self-evident and natural bounds within our civilizations in the most central governing structure and unit of society–The Family. A child is naturally born and belongs to its Mother. The Father is connected to them through the institution of Marriage. This sacred institution of Marriage is the most essential Clay Basket in our lives. The purity and integrity of this institution creates the proper and necessary bounds for that fire and power to be contained and as a result bless a family and community. It holds the foundation of all private enterprise in a free society.

To quote a very wise man who lives a life of consecrated service to the entire World:
"Another contention raised is that a woman is free to choose what she does with her own body. To a certain extent this is true for all of us. We are free to think. We are free to plan. And then we are free to do. But once an action has been taken, we are never free from its consequences. Those considering abortion have already exercised certain choices.

To clarify this concept, we can learn from the astronaut. Any time during the selection process, planning, and preparation, he is free to withdraw. But once the powerful rocket fuel is ignited, he is no longer free to choose. Now he is bound by the consequences of his choice. Even if difficulties develop and he might wish otherwise, the choice made was sealed by action.

So it is with those who would tamper with the God-given power of procreation. They are free to think and plan otherwise, but their choice is sealed by action.

The woman’s choice for her own body does not validate choice for the body of another. The expression “terminate the pregnancy” applies literally only to the woman. The consequence of terminating the fetus therein involves the body and very life of another. These two individuals have separate brains, separate hearts, and separate circulatory systems. To pretend that there is no child and no life there is to deny reality."
~ President Russell M. Nelson

Just as our ancient ancestors understood the crucial and necessary role of keeping the fire within its bounds of the Clay Basket, and have kept this fire burning on the hearth, we must seek to understand and protect the safe and nurturing clay basket of the family in order to contain and use for good our God-given fire within. 



Restoring Original Culture by Returning to Original Sources & Ways

What is our Original Culture and why do we need to return to it?

At first we may think of it in terms of our relatively recent culture established in America when the early Western settlers and Pilgrims came, bringing a Judeo-Christian culture in efforts to live their religious God-given liberties. That may be part of the answer as that heritage holds the foundation of our laws which are based on Natural Laws found in the Bible. The roots of this Judeo-Christian culture stem from the time of Christ in the Palestine/Egyptian area just prior to the birth of Western Civilization which began the “Times of the Gentiles.” Those Original Culture seeds were planted by the ancient forefathers (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob-Joseph) and recorded as the Original Biblical story; a cultural heritage that reveals and completes our Universal “Pilgrim’s Course” story of the remnant of the branch of the tree which was broken off.


What if our Original Culture was quite different from how we may commonly perceive it through our current Western Civilization viewpoint? Perhaps in our thinking from the perspective of the progress of the civilized world, we could be overlooking many crucial aspects of our most Original heritage that resembles a more “Eastern way” of life. Perhaps a return to nature, natural sources and the lifestyle of a nomadic people would reveal the forgetfulness we have experienced. Is it possible that the traditions of the Original Peoples of America hold keys to unlock insights into this Original Culture? These remarks about the culture of these Natives are telling:
“In the life of the Indian, there was only one inevitable duty–the duty of prayer, the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal. His daily devotions were more necessary to him than his food. He wakes at daybreak, puts on his moccasins, and steps down the water’s edge. Here he throws handfuls of clear, cold water into his face, or plunges in bodily. After the bath he stands erect before the advancing dawn, facing the sun as it dances upon the horizon, and offers his unspoken orison. His mate may precede or follow him in his devotions, but never accompanies him. Each soul must meet the morning sun, the new sweet earth, and the Great Silence alone! When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.” ~ Ohiyesa, the Sioux

“I cannot pretend to explain [these prophetic powers], but I know our people possessed remarkable powers of concentration and abstraction, and I sometimes fancy that such nearness to nature keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers.” ~ Ohiyesa, the Sioux

“The Redman's social system was very much nearly the same and that instituted by Moses. …The identity of their laws with those of the Israelites, and instances of their marriage customs, treatments for sick, burial of dead, mourning, absolutions. In their feasts, fasting's and sacrificing, they are exceedingly like those of the ancient [Hebrew] people.” ~ Ernest Thompson Seton

There are unrecognized, unseen fragments of our Original Culture in these and many other peoples and cultures of the Earth. Do our modern-day family lifestyles and traditions transfer the kind of strength, power and connection with the Unseen Creator shown in some of these cultures? Could these wholesome traditions have originated in the first people on earth? Adam and Eve’s family who had a written language and lived a simple life on the land? A people who gathered yearly to tell of the Creation and their story of how they came to be here and how they all might return? A people who celebrated their life and liberty through simple yet profoundly meaningful rituals? A people of the land and a people under a contractual covenant with the Great Spirit or Creator, who like the Native American Indians of North America knew their God and lived in daily recognition and acknowledgement of Him in every aspect of their lives?

“When food is taken, the woman murmurs a grace as she lowers the kettle, an act so softly and unobstructively performed that one who does not know the custom usually fails to catch the whisper: “Spirit partake!” As her husband receives the bowl or plate, he likewise murmurs his invocation to the Spirit. When he becomes an old man, he loves to make a notable effort to prove his gratitude. He cuts off the choicest morsel of the meat and casts it into the fire–the purest and most ethereal element.” ~ Ernest Thompson Seton

Do we carry that depth of meaning and purpose with us from our own unique beginnings or have we become separated from our roots? What could bring that same profoundness and meaning to our lives? What exactly is it we are needing? Could it be a greater personal connection to our Creator and that Original Culture?

The Judeo-Christian heritage of our early American history, in its true essence, as well as that which was recorded in the Biblical stories of our original ancestors can add great insight into that Original Culture we may be needing to restore within our own house and communities. Maybe it won’t look the same, but could the answer to current situations be in coming to know our ancient forefather’s purpose and motivations, recognizing principles and patterns in their lives, seeing ourselves in their story and what role we play in God’s Great Story? Could this also lead us to greater purpose within our own family?


This Great Story has its roots in the most Original Sources of all time! Original Sources that extend back much earlier than our Bible, that were in fact, the foundations of all Creation! Principles which are deep and unseen, yet scattered throughout everything God has made; including in you, and everything in nature, and that which contain principles of “theory, doctrine, in the law of the gospel, …that are expedient for you to understand; “of things both in Heaven and in the earth, and things under the Earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms.”


God’s Great Story, and his original culture and ways, can be seen and verified as we, ourselves, return to a study of the most Original Source language of the Bible to truly understand the Universal family historical record of the Bible more accurately. What is the Original Source of the language of the Bible? The Hebraic Principles of Creation from the Language of Creation. Returning to these Original Sources can assist us in preserving and restoring our family stories, culture and heritage.

What many do not naturally see is that a deeper study from this Original Source language in the symbolic and original, agency-based way through which it was recorded, will do so much more to help our heart connect with our own personal story of who we are, why we are here, and where we fit within our family and God’s Great Story.


It may be easy to think we already have the knowledge and understanding of all the Truth and Original Sources needed. Could there be more to the story that may be unseen? Are there teachings and traditions in our social or religious culture we may be misinterpreting or that may even be incorrect? Could we be lacking in wisdom and understanding because our educational model isn’t aligned with Original Sources and Ways? What incorrect assumptions about many things of importance might we be making because we are lacking in a foundational study of these Original Sources? If we think our current cultural and religious beliefs will hold us spiritually steadfast and intact without returning to the most Original Sources, we must think again. Understanding Truth from the most Original Sources prepares us to receive our Creator's teachings from His voice to our mind and heart; without confusion, a sure knowing. It truly helps us think in terms of finding truth.

Why return to Original Sources & Ways?

👉Return to the most Original Sources to help build your foundation on God for yourself and the next generation.
👉Return to the most Original Sources for becoming who you are meant to be.
👉Return to the most Original Sources so you can guide your family more accurately and be a voice of knowing for them.
👉Return to the most Original Sources to more deeply understand the symbols of scripture, numerical symbolism (gematria), parables, and those biblical stories from a viewpoint of their underlying principles.
👉Return to the most Original Sources to withstand the collapse of the “Times of the Gentiles” as “the times” returns to the “House of Israel.” (This is supposed to be quite epic! see Romans 11)
👉Return to the most Original Sources to prepare yourself for your Commission with God.
👉Return to the most Original Sources the gain the awareness that deeply connects us with our family story and why we are here on this Earth!
👉Return to the most Original Sources for an enhanced ability to make connections and embrace personal transformation.
👉Return to the most Original Sources in order to think and determine your life and story in terms of knowing TRUTH in all things.
👉Return to the most Original Sources to find that which is hidden, written in code and a mystery to those who do not seek for it.


Learning from the foundational language of the Bible (the “Language of Creation'') can do all this, but why spend 30-40 years like a Rabbi in the Jewish faith, when there might be a simpler way to be immersed in this depth of understanding? At first glance it might seem very straightforward. We might say, “Anyone can learn Hebrew. The internet is full of Hebrew!” This Semitic (from Shem) language is unlike any other foreign language, and it is more than just what you might think you know about the Hebrew language. It is a unique, multi-layered, symbolic language passed down through an oral-tradition style of mentoring; shown, through exploration and question, not told; a symbolic language meant for multi-dimensional engagement levels. The Way this symbolic language has been transferred over the generations is by those who show the Way, both human and angelic. The nature of learning from the Original Source, symbolic Way of the Bible lends itself best to having a Guide or a Mentor who shows the Way.

Commit to your own growth and innate ability to discover even greater connections and Truth for your life. Don’t allow doubt to interfere with this invitation. Your opportunity is here and now in this study of the Hebraic Principles of Creation!

Get access to the resources we have prepared that offer this.




There are two ways to utilize Foundation Builder Guide as a Guide and Mentor, and three ways to do-it-yourself.


Two ways with a GUIDE: 

  1. The Principles of Creation Symbolic-Study for Women/Families is a mentored community acting as a “Guide” to offer the resources and assistance following the “Hebrew Way” oral tradition pattern.  We are a community of Women, Sisters, Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and Daughters experiencing transformation through these God-centric Principles of Creation monthly study resources of the most Original Sources.  These resources and the mentoring layers (Level 1, 2 & 3), as well as association with others will help you learn from the Original Sources of the Bible & Creation!  It is like no other kind of study! Layer by layer a deep awakening happens within you.  Instead of taking the time it would take to go through a Hebrew Rabbinical or Liberal Arts scholar school to gain a deep and broad education, put your time into this restored Christian worldview program training the women and mothers of the home!  You’ll gain so much more!  
  2. The Hebrew Way Discussion Group is a way to study and attend LIVE discussions within our community on the general topics of what are taught in the book The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story (or the Intro Principles of Creation Class ~The Pilgrim’s Course Tutorial). Each month a new book is selected, and the most foundational Hebraic Principle of Creation as taught in The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story* is seen and discussed. *pdf of book will be emailed out to you
Three ways to GUIDE yourself:
  1. Begin with our self-guided introductory class sharing the most foundational of these Hebraic Principles of Creation. We call it The Pilgrim’s Course Tutorial. It is an online Retreat with nurturing resources such as music, healthy recipes, movement, and many other experiences in which to engage.
  2. Learn through reading our Ancient Hebrew Alphabet book and the accompanying free gift –The English & Ancient Hebrew Alphabet Drawing Guide. These have Katie’s specialized research in the Ancient Biblical stories which will help connect you in a deeper way to the Bible.
  3. Take your learning a step further by getting online access to our Symbolic-Learning Home Resources. These will give you lifetime access to simple original children’s stories, songs, and activities which help you learn right along with your children and grandchildren.


These options will assist you to begin your walk and journey in gaining a deeper understanding of God’s language of symbolism ~ the Original Source of the Bible! We know it will bless your life as we have been guided to prepare it to do so.

Join our community of families so that we can know YOU and your story, learn how God is going to bless the world through you and share with you the vision which comes from this remarkable study!


References:


"In a symbolic way, our beliefs - wisdom, knowledge and understanding- are the root system of our tree and when nourished with true and correct principles, secure the foundation within us. Each of the foundational truths we come to understand can become assimilated into our root system. These ideal principles form our belief system (believing, feeling, acting, speaking, knowing) which sets the pattern and worldview for our life. As we grow in true wisdom and understanding of principles, we strengthen our roots to receive truth and replace falsehoods. These timeless precepts, when understood and embraced, can awaken the heart-mind connection and sharpen our conscience; thus seriously impacting our view of the world, how we live, and what we become."                                                        
                                      ~Foundation Builder Guide Principles of Creation Study Guide                            


Receive the Three Crowns

What if you knew your day to be crowned King/Queen of the Kingdom in which you were born into was coming and that there was a prophecy on record that the High King and High Queen would come to help you fulfill that potential?

Prince Caspian, from the Chronicles of Narnia, knew the royal life he was born into and looked forward to living his purpose of serving all of Narnia. His wise tutor had guided and mentored him in the law to teach him of things under the earth and above the earth and of historical patterns which had been and that which would come to pass. This training had armed him with a deep sense of his purpose and mission for the times ahead, but unbeknownst to him, his Uncle had long been conspiring to usurp his authority over the kingdom. Caspian, in order to survive, was compelled to live his life in hiding. Because of this, he lacked the ability to receive the power to act in authority to save his people from their enemies as well as serve his Kingdom to the fullest extent possible. When the High Kings and Queens of Narnia came to help, they offered him direction, authority and power to claim his rightful role in leading his Kingdom.


In a similar way, Prince Caspian's story is also our story. We too were destined to be Vassal Kings and Queens of the Kingdom, within a treaty under our High King like Kings Peter and Edmond and High Queens Susan and Lucy, yet we find ourselves in circumstances unfamiliar to our true nature, inheritance and leadership role, feeling much like Prince Caspian in exile. We may not realize that we too, have been tutored in God’s Laws and higher purposes, and someday can be crowned as King or Queen of a Kingdom with the authority and Divine power sanctioned by the High King and Queen.


Since the days of Adam, through the generations, human nature tendencies and our adversary’s usurpation caused God’s people to lose sight of how to receive and serve in their rightful roles as Kings and Queens. They lost the authority for serving their tribes through the Priesthood lineage and most no longer knew how to receive those blessings. In our time, The High King still offers us the ability to receive these essential blessings which can be summed up in the phrase Three Crowns. Understanding what these Three Crowns are is the beginning of learning how we might come to receive them.

The Three Crowns are:
  1. to learn and live his law as He intended to bless our life (Sinaitic Covenant)
  2. to be crowned by God as one of his Vassal Kings & Queens in His Kingdom (Davidic Covenant)
  3. to utilize His power to act in behalf of serving his children in the Kingdom (Abrahamic Covenant)
Rabbi Munk, a modern Jewish scholar, has described these Three Crowns as the crown of the “Law”, the crown of the “Kingship”, and the crown of the “Priesthood.” He goes on to say that it was God’s original intention that the entire Nation should wear all three crowns. From Adam to Abraham to Jacob/Israel, each family lived and understood their role of receiving and living these Three Crowns. In the shadow of Mount Sinai, after the they had been delivered from Egyptian slavery, the people of Isael were given the wonderful opportunity to renew these Three Crowns. While Moses was with the Lord on the mountain, he came to personally know the Sovereign King of the land, the Lord our God and Creator, and followed His directive to bring down laws and directions which would eventually lead the Israelite people up the mountain to Him–to receive all Three Crowns. The Lord declared in regards to the Children of Israel, “If ye will obey my covenant, then you shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all the people, for all the earth is mine. And you shall be unto me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.”


Because of their choice to worship the Golden Calf instead of trusting in the Sovereign King of the Earth, they lost their ability to receive two of the “Crowns” –as husband and wife, the roles of Queenship/Kingship, and Priesthood, they had traditionally held before. Moses, in response, went up the mountain and brought them a new contract with God–The Crown of the Law, renewing the basics of God’s laws (directions) which served as a general or universal entrance way for those people who were not ready to live/receive the High King's higher blessings. (Deuteronomy 6; Luke 10:27 Parable of the Good Samaritan)

In the Book of Exodus, we are taught about this contract and principle of receiving the first Crown of the Law. Those who received this Law, or “Crown”, could continue to gain the ability to receive those other two “Crowns” to become a “kingdom of Priests and a holy Nation.” At this time the responsibility to lead the Kingdom was given to the line of David, and the right to officiate in the ordinances of communicating with Heaven on behalf of the entire family was given to Aaron and his Levite lineage.

Receiving all Three Crowns is still our ultimate inheritance. Our Sovereign and High King over the land has made himself known unto all His children throughout all of earth’s history and his intention has been to help us not only receive this first Crown of the Law, but to also receive the Crown of Kingship and the Crown of Priesthood. We may have been banished or exiled, left broken and trodden down, led astray or held captive, but the directions and help have been given to enable us to again receive all Three Crowns through entering a covenant relationship with our God.

In Exodus chapter 20, we see the covenant or treaty the Lord is making with us – the children of Israel/Abraham (and anyone who would like to be called God’s people). He identifies himself to let us know who He is, what He has done for us, so that we might remember who we are– His subjects and Vassal Kings, “wearing” Three Crowns. When he declared, “you will be a holy nation,” he was declaring our potential within a covenant relationship with him. The following verses show a specific pattern that historically was called a *Suzerainty Treaty identifying a covenant/contractual relationship between two parties. Within these treaties, there were several elements including a Preamble, Prologue, Stipulations, and Blessings & Cursing's.
In verse one and two we see the Preamble identifying the Suzerain by his name and title.
“And God spake all these words, saying, “I am the Lord thy God...”
In verse two to three the Prologue is given which gives a historical survey of the Suzerain’s dealing with the Vassal; who he was and the context in which they were associated.
“…which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”
In verse three through twelve and beyond the Stipulations began to be presented written out in principle and detail which the Sovereign required the Vassal to keep.

“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them…”
In verse five and six, we see the Blessings and/or Curses described and listed out the positive or negative consequences which would be received by the Vassal.

“...for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
“And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.”


*This Suzerainty Treaty historically was a binding contractual agreement between states or people of unequal ranks such as that between a Sovereign, and their subjects. The Suzerain was the Sovereign King or State of the land, the one who held the Highest authority, and his subjects were called Vassals. A Vassal is a person or country who is in a subordinate position to another or a holder of land on conditions of allegiance and are called Vassal Kings.

These Treaties were the pattern of the Ancient Near East people for the purpose of keeping peace. Prior to the time of Moses, the Hittites followed this structure. Afterwards, we see the Israelites as the subjects of the Hittites, Egyptians and Assyrians around 1000 B.C. The Arab Nations around that time followed the same treaty in which there was one who was the Sovereign and others who the sovereign ruled over. It wasn’t an Empirical or Tyrannical form of government, but more mutually inclusive as, “I am the owner of this land and I as owner of the land will allow you as king to be steward over some of the land.” We see this concept in the Record of Nephi, in the book of Alma, when Lamoni, who was the King over his land, traveled with Ammon to help free Aaron yet missed an important meeting with His father, who was High King over all the land. More recently, we see an example of these treaties in India in 1947 when the Indian Prime Minister gave India Suzerainty over the Sikkim people in exchange for preserving their independence. Eventually the monarchy of the Sikkimese was abolished and they merged into India. The Louisiana Purchase from France followed this same treaty language and then with re-settled Indigenous people, a treaty was drawn up though replaced by a statue after its Civil War. A more modern example is the case of the United States of America, with the People established as the Sovereign and the Federal and State governments as the Vassals.

These treaties essentially were agreements drawn up to help each party honor the other’s boundaries for trade-relation purposes. If the relationship was familial, the terms used were, “father” and “son,” and if less personal the terms “lord” and “servant”, or “king” and “vassal” were used.

Each party kept a copy of the treaty and there were often many different rites or ceremonies used to ratify the contract. One of the most widely used rites was that of the cutting of the bodies of animals in half and placing them in two rows with enough space between for the two parties to walk side by side. As they walked between the animal pieces, they would pledge to each other, “May what happened to these animals happen to me if I break this covenant with you.”

The Bible is clearly showing that God establishes this treaty with His children, with him as the High King and his children (subjects) being called Vassal Kings/Queens down through the ages. We see this pattern over and over in the holy scriptures that when God invites us to “honor our father and mother, that long may be our days upon the land”, he is inviting us to keep this life and death treaty where we inherit the land or either be cut off, as well as enter into a covenant to inherit the potential to enter into his Divine Presence.

When will God’s children finally honor the King of the land? What will it take for us to reach out and receive all our High King and Queen have to offer us? When will we recognize, in these end-of-times culmination of all history, this is the ultimate covenant to restore our lands and to receive His Divine Presence within our communities? Just as Prince Caspian needed all the High Kings and Queens offered him to restore his potential, in a familial friendship and loving way, we too can enter into God’s loving presence by receiving the “Crown of the Law” given to us by the Ancient Prophets. This covenant is the beginning of entering into our potential within His Kingdom, allowing us to receive further help and individual opportunities to act on behalf of blessing all his children on the Earth in receiving the “Crown of the Priesthood.” As we do this, we will also have the opportunity to individually become His Vassal Kings and Queens, receiving the “Crown of the Kingdom”.

“But the meek will inherit the land and delight in abundant prosperity. “ Psalms 37:11


“And you will again obey [to hear - שָׁמַע Shema] the voice of the LORD and follow all His commandments [terms - צָוָ×” to lay charge] I am giving you today.  So the LORD your God will make you abound in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the offspring of your livestock, and the produce of your land. Indeed, the LORD will again delight in your goodness, as He delighted in that of your fathers, if you obey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and statutes that are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to Him with all your heart and with all your soul.…”  Deuteronomy 30:8-10


“Inasmuch as ye will keep my commandments ye shall prosper in the land.”  Jarom 1:9  


“Behold, do ye not remember the words which he spake unto Lehi, saying that: Inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper in the land? And again it is said that: Inasmuch as ye will not keep my commandments ye shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.” Alma 9:13 


“Blessed art thou and thy children; and they shall be blessed, inasmuch as they shall keep my commandments they shall prosper in the land. But remember, inasmuch as they will not keep my commandments they shall be cut off from the presence of the Lord.”  Alma 50:2


References:

      10 Reasons why the Hebraic Principles of Creation Should Be A Part of Your Learning & Study

      I have been thinking about this list for a couple years, and wondering which principles would be the top ten to share.  I could include dozens of reasons why the Hebraic Principles of Creation should be a part of everyone's study, but I think I have narrowed it down to identify these essentials:

      Principle 1: It is the Language of Freedom

      Because this language is the Language of Freedom, it models for us how to learn and to teach utilizing the essential Agency-based Hebrew ways. A friend has asked me if I could just “fire-hose the information to him”. I laughed and said, “Absolutely not!” It is not that I don’t want to. I may like to be able to have the gift of distilling knowledge to a person…(not really actually), but the very nature of this language teaches us that the learner’s agency is number one important!  There is a process of learning it and a process for which it should be taught. It is just how learning this symbolic language works.   It takes a humble seeker who is patient and willing to learn layer by layer. For those who believe they are learning this language, but the guides and teachers are not honoring this way, maybe rethink the sources.

      Principle 2: It is the Language of Creation

      This language is the oldest recorded on the earth that gets the “closest” to the Creation. There is not much written about this and it has remained a mystery to those who haven’t been taught from On High, but there is an awesome scripture about this in the record of the native people of America. It reads:

      For behold, by the power of his word man came upon the face of the earth, which earth was created by the power of his word. Wherefore, if God being able to speak and the world was, and to speak and man was created, O then, why not able to command the earth, or the workmanship of his hands upon the face of it, according to his will and pleasure? - Jacob 4:9

      This language helps one understand the deeper order of things.  From that wisdom and understanding, it helps one create that order in learning.  This order is needed in our day to restore order to our institutions of governances like families and our places of learning.   Who wouldn’t want to raise children and grandchildren who have the wisdom and understanding of this order in Creation to become Creators and Innovators who can create a world of order, law and peace which can inherit Zion?

      Principle 3: It is Governed by the Language of the Spirit

      Yes, this language involves all three! We could even identify these three metaphorically as the Father of protecting freedom, the Mother who helps the creative learning process flow, and the Holy Spirit who really does the true teaching.  This is just a poetic way to illustrate there is a masculine and feminine nature of the first two languages.  As I wrote this and evaluated the connection, I feel it really is a great example. All three of these these “languages” really do work together beautifully. Once we have submitted ourselves to the process to learn this language, (That is another great reason ~ it takes practice in submission to The Process) that submission opens our hearts and allows the Spirit to do the teaching.  Those who are Facilitating or Mentoring, are just showing you where to look so He can teach what you personally need at that present moment.

      Principle 4: It Promotes Learning in the Right-Side of the Brain

      Most of the learning available in our institutions are lacking in whole-brained learning. We ourselves may not have experience learning in this way, so how do we expect to raise Artists, Innovators and Creators for the next “Founding” period in America. We need these Souls raised in a whole brain learning environment way, and why not learn the Hebraic Principles of Creation which helps flourish the Right-side of the brain and promotes learning on both sides!

      Principle 5: Teaches the Law & the Prophets

      Through this process of coming to learn the Hebraic Principles of Creation in the Foundation Builder Guide’s mentoring study, a learner examines the Bible in a new way. Through our study in these books, The Law: the first 5 Books of Moses, and The Prophets: the Teachings of the Prophets in the first of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, present themselves in a way which helps us gain a scaffolding view and helps us understand further what Jesus may have meant when He said, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For I tell you truly, until heaven and earth pass away, not a single jot, not a stroke of a pen, will disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” - Matthew 5:17  


      Principle 6: Provides Original Source Meanings into the Language of Symbolism & Builds Foundation on Christ & His Creation

      Who wouldn’t want to know the original source meanings of symbolism and gain a greater foundation on Christ & His Creation? Symbols with meanings are behind much of our language and communication. Everything we do can be a symbol and finding meaning to symbols is most often personally discovered. There are however the most original symbols recorded on the Earth passed down from the Ancients and who wouldn’t want that learning a part of their education? Not only is this a benefit, but instead of worshipping the Creation, as Paul teaches in Roman 1:25 ~ “Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”, this language centers all worship in order in Christ and
      supports you to see every subject in His Creation connecting to Him. 

      Principle 7: Restores Understanding into Our Original Culture & Story

      Layer by layer, month by month, the study of the Hebraic Principles of Creation studied through the Foundation Builder Guide’s mentoring, opens a view of what our Original Culture & Story IS.  It is easy to think this culture is vaguely unknown unless you are a prophet or something, however, this is plainly seen when combining the Liberal Arts quality study done with Women, Mothers, & Families who are, with God’s help and will, preparing to assist in restoring this Original Culture & Story.

      Principle 8: Illuminates Historical Context of the Scriptures From the Authors Hebraic Understanding

      Tree of Life HOPE by Marcia Baldwin
      This is a huge benefit! This study of the Principles of Creation will illuminate each and every verse and give you the meaning and historical context behind the author’s words.  Not only will you gain a deep understanding of the scriptures, but you will also see the patterns and learn to read between the lines into the message and intentions, and come to understand how to see different interpretations imbedded from the Hebraic language itself.  This experience helps us feel deeply connected to these Ancient scribes and prophets and helps us stand confidently in being preachers of peace in a day of turmoil.  The Foundation Builder Guide mentors an entirely new Four-Level Hebraic Pattern to learn these "between the lines" messages. 

      Principle 9: Verifies Doctrine & Principles of The Gospel of Jesus Christ

      Because the Secular Humanists are alive and well and have infiltrated most institutions our parents have held dear, we need additional education and tools to help us navigate this world. Yes, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it’s Core Books helps us in this, but what if we have a hard time determining what is doctrine and what is not?  What if it’s too late and we have built a faulty foundation or fallen for “worldly wiseman?”  We wouldn’t know unless we have hindsight vision!  However, we can pray to know the resources and mentoring which will assist us in our personal journey.  The Principles of Creation taught through this unique mentoring, and reserved for such a time as this, only helps us verify doctrine of Christ to truths in the Ancient scripture as well restored so that we might see through the many differing worldview philosophies.

      Principle 10: Empowers Us and Our Young Adults to Stand in Leadership

      For those who have had the blessing to learn this language in layers as they have grown and are ready, learning in secular humanistic institutions will hold not weight, power and glory, but feel wanting.  Studying these Principles of Creation with the Foundation Builder Guide gives us practice in seeing the gaps of order in our society and which principles are needed to bring that order. This empowers us to stand in that truth with more effective foundation and language to communicate and fill those gaps.


      A Bonus Principle For Those Who Attend Melchizedek Priesthood Temples: Prepares Young Adults for Restored Melchizedek Priesthood Temple Ordinances

      For those who have had the blessing to learn this language in layers in the Hebrew Way as they have grown, preparing to participate in Priestly ordinances or Temple worship will not be a shock but a Feast!!  Just the other day, I heard from a previous student who was in the pilot classes.  She taught her children, in the Hebrew way I modeled in our live classes, all the Hebraic Principles of Creation throughout the time of our live study discussions and beyond, and just recently she took her daughter to the Temple for the first time. Her daughter was amazed at all the symbols and so excited to talk about the meanings she saw there!



      We are doing something powerful with God through this study. He knows its preparation and its delivery and if you feel drawn to add these valuable principles of wisdom, knowledge and understanding to your life, consider joining us in Foundation Builder Guide’s Intro Principles of Creation Class.  It can be accessed on your own time in our online learning system on FBGStudy.HouseoftheBook.org.  There are roughly 2 hours of video recordings/day for 4-5 days spread out in little bites, and also transcripts, pdfs to print and use, daily nurturing suggestions and writing questions, recipes, etc. to support your experience!  Completing that material will give you a great glimpse of learning from these Hebraic Principles of Creation.  This symbolic language has to be experienced and is not easily told about.  That’s another thing I love about these principles!

      You can also fill this form out to receive a written version of this class incorporated into 
      Part 1 of our NEW book:  The Hebrew Model: Restoring Our Original Culture & Story.

      By Precept & Example

      By Precept & Example by Katie Hansen
       
      Show love of God
      In all our ways
      Be blessed by Him
      In all our days.

      How shall we show?
      By precept we say.
      How shall we guide?
      By example each day.

      What are pre - cepts
      That we can say,
      To show and guide,
      And open a way?

      They are God’s Laws,
      Principles and Ways,
      That lead His people
      To better days.

      What example we show,
      When we go and pray,
      And sit, walk,
      And talk and lay?

      That we love our God
      In all His ways,
      And are blessed by Him
      In all our days.

      So be true, be true,
      Stand fast today.
      Bind for a sign,
      His blessings pray.



      References:
      • Deuteronomy 6
      • Topical Guide: Precept
      • The Bible, Book of Mormon & Doctrine & Covenants

      Three Essential "Words" The Elect Use to Avoid Deception

      This past year in my religious community there has been a unique phrase shared inviting us to increase our ability to hear the voice of the Lord more clearly. In the April 2020 Worldwide Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson exhorted all followers of God to seek out greater direction for our lives from the Lord Jesus Christ as he invited us to “Hear Him.” In his first address to this same congregation in 2018, he prophetically declared,

      In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.”

      He then pleaded,
      “I urge you to stretch beyond your current spiritual ability to receive personal revelation, for the Lord has promised that “if thou shalt [seek], thou shalt receive revelation upon revelation, knowledge upon knowledge, that thou mayest know the mysteries and peaceable things—that which bringeth joy, that which bringeth life eternal.”
      “Hear Him.”

      These words, spoken two millennia ago from the heavens, were once again heard in our day by a 14 year-old boy who knelt to pray in a grove of trees in upstate New York in the year 1820.

      Young Joseph Smith had for some time been observing the war of words and opinions, as the preachers and pastors of various denominations in the surrounding New England religious communities argued over Biblical doctrine. Many differing viewpoints and interpretations of the Bible often caused great contention. He noticed with concern that his parents were not fully united as to which denomination was most correct according to their knowledge of the Bible. Joseph himself began wondering and asking which of all the churches was most correct and which he should join. As he was seeking for answers, he found direction through this serious wondering way as he read in the New Testament, in the Book of James, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.” This scripture came with great power into his heart and he determined to do this. He later recorded his remarkable Vision of the appearance of God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ to him. His account reads: “One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other-This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!”



      Since the onslaught of the worldwide pandemic of 2020 began, it has become clear that, much like the time of Joseph Smith, we also, in our day, find ourselves in the midst of a war of words and tumults of opinions. Contrary voices continue to barrage us daily from all directions.  Images are passed like food platters around the family table, all intended to persuade, dispute, divide, and even suppress. Shocking seen and unseen censorship has come in the form of fact-checkers and recent articles in support of this censorship.  To rephrase Joseph Smith’s words in a way that describes our similar situation,


      "In the midst of this war of words and tumult of opinions," of virus and death numbers, media images, uncertainties in the economy, business losses, Dr.'s whose experiences with the people and medicines contradict the gov't authority... [italics represent parts added]

      "I often say to myself: What is to be done? Who of all these parties are right; or, are they all wrong together? If any one of them be right, which is it, and how shall I know it?" ~ Joseph Smith Jr. (read the full account here)
      Today, if any person needed wisdom from God, as the Book of James says, it is truly us!

      I have recently seen an increase in confusion as World Leaders pose for photo ops showing their personal decisions to support suggestions from governments to take part in popular pharmaceutical experiments that claim to solve the immediate fears of death all in the name of protecting health.

      Who of all these persuading parties are right and how shall we know it? How are we to know what we are to do? Should we look to these great leaders and what they do in their personal lives and just follow along? Or, should we do as President Nelson, when speaking under the direction of the Spirit of the Lord in that role, stewardship and position he holds as a Prophet of the Lord, said to do? ~ To “seek our own direction from the Lord and “Hear Him””?

      Whether it is today’s troubling current events, overcoming widespread generational iniquity, or any difficult earthly challenge we may face, I suggest using three guiding principles, or “Words”, to understand how to direct our choices with wisdom, and receive verification that we are truly “Hearing Him.”  Matthew 24:24 states “if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”  I know it is not possible for the Elect to be deceived because they are wise enough to use these three “Words” as Gate Keepers, Guide Posts and Light Houses.  They help us discern false worldviews, see through subtle and crafty deceptions, and illuminate our way through spiritual mists of darkness.


      The 1st Word:

      The Word to Ancient Prophets recorded in Scripture.
      The direction and instructions written and recorded in ancient scriptures which are time tested and have endured through the ages are the Words of the Lord Jesus Christ to the hearer and recorder of those records. The answers to today’s challenges are found there. Read, search, ponder, pray about them. Consider our current challenges, and look for the principles taught within these ancient records. Read again. Repeat.


      The 2nd Word:

      The Word to Modern Prophets as Mouthpieces of the Lord. 

      Today, many are fortunate to understand the Lord does give today's news, today, to authorized servants that proclaim His Official Doctrine and direction of the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. When directed through the Holy Spirit, these men speak, write, and record direction consistent with scripture for these last days. If you do not know this yourself, use the other two “Words” to guide you.

      The 3rd Word:

      The Word to our Heart & Mind from the Holy Spirit.
      The Lord himself and His Holy Spirit will guide us as you seek for their direction. Each of us were born with the Light of Christ (same as conscience or chi) to guide us through discerning goods and bads, rights and wrongs, the comfortable and uncomfortable. If that voice is not as strong as we’d like, we can remove distraction around us and become more sensitive and aware. We must nurture this light and educate our conscience for it to grow. This is the same as “Hearing Him!” We must practice day by day, following inspired and good thoughts and ideas which come into our minds and hearts.  For all good comes from Christ!  Recording these thoughts, ideas and experiences will help our mind remember them, become more aware of them, and increase our capacity to receive more.

      As we hear and receive instruction and direction, including the good, better or best, or even that which may be contradictory and cause confusion, we can hear this “Word” from the Spirit of the Lord helping us test, verify, confirm these goods or bads. By comparing what we hear and receive with all THREE of these “Words”, we can look for the truth confirmed by 2-3 witnesses of “The Word.”

      The Elect, who are wise and have taken “The Word” to be their guide, always verify the truth by using all three “Words” in order to avoid deception.


      Resources to read more:

      Our "Aspects of the Hebrew Way" Celebration this Spring!

      We are Celebrating! 
      What are we Celebrating?
      We are Celebrating Our Universal Story. As civilizations rise and fall, the remnants of the cultures they leave behind are in the form of stories & art. The power of story is real. Stories preserve community and family culture. They can also renew an individual's connection with their Creator and their identity in this world. Stories are what keep us connected in our churches, families & communities. No matter where we come from, we all share our Universal story of Creation & the Creator.

      The Pilgrim's Course Tutorial (Online Retreat) class sharing an introduction to the Hebraic Principles of Creation, is all about this Universal Story and finding it's origin in the Old Testament!  As we come to see that circle-pattern in the scriptures, we come to see ourselves in this story like we never have before.  As we come to see that circle-pattern in the scriptures, we come to see our connection to each other and our need for gathering and celebrating! 

      We are meeting on Shavuot 2021 to Celebrate in The Hebrew Way!   That includes the holistic nurturing of singing, dancing, whole foods, wholesome study and discussion, playful projects, Celebration of God's Word and His leading us in our "Universal story", and our like-minded connection!   

      We also desire to continue our Original culture with every effort and resist any efforts to "cancel culture".  We must know why it is so important for us to be doing these simple yet essential things, like singing!   We are Celebrating through Song to help encourage and transfer our story!  Music and singing is a powerful gift from God to carry our story on through the ages. 

      We are Celebrating Song.


      Did you know that a culture of singing is what freed the entire nation of Estonia? After Stalin took over the Baltic States in 1939/1940, the people lost their freedom to celebrate their cultural singing festivals. After 50 years, they began overcoming their fears and gathering to sing their cultural songs. This gave them more and more courage to stand against their oppressors and grew to a point where they stood, hand-in-hand, in 1991, against the tanks, singing. The world saw this on the news and it was the first time we in the West understood what had been happening those 50 years after WWII. Singing is powerful!!  Through a simple song, we can learn a powerful message.    For this Celebration, we have prepared an original Beatitude song.  Shelley Schneider and Emily Erickson have been working to compose it and I am so excited to sing it with all joining us!

      We are Celebrating Joyful Movement.


      Did you ever notice that each culture around the world includes dance as a part of their festivals? Have you ever wondered why? Did you know movement is a strong need of the body and even helps us release negative emotions to Christ? Think about it. Running is great to do when we have to let-off steam. Walking may help us think. Yoga and breathing helps us to calm the chatter in our minds. There are many studies and research showing the benefits of movement. Now, did you also know the Jewish culture enjoys a dance at their wedding feasts? This tradition goes back anciently, and I believe has something to do with the word feast, which means, to gather in a circle and dance.

      I invite you to gather in a circle and dance with us!   This 
      joyful movement, called Contra (circle) dancing, is a form of a Hebraic circle-dance which we've inherited from our Ephraimite culture.

      We are Celebrating Our Connection.

      As women, we believe we were made for relieving the poor, mournful, hungry & thirsty, persecuted... in society.  Our Vision of Celebrations comes from Original families who gathered each year to Celebrate by telling our Universal story of Creation and how Adam & Eve came to be.  Over the years this tradition can be seen as families gathered in large-scale Celebrations working and learning together.  In each they are telling their community stories and the most powerful story:  Their Creation Stories.   This includes their dances and singing and the words that give them strength and power.  They utilize beautiful colors, material like fabrics, paper and paints and they also use the tools of the technology they had.    We believe it is time to restore this way of lifting the wounded, poor and hungry among us.  As we join together with this vision in mind, we can unify our purpose and connection as women!  


      Come join us in this Celebration!

      When:  May 15th 2021
      Where:  Fountain Green, Utah (one hour south of Provo)
      Time:  11:00 am - 5:00 pm MST


      Learn more and register from HERE.


      ~ Katie Hansen