How Multi-layers in Nature Can Teach Us The Language of Creation




When you see the multiple layers in the Earth, what does it teach you?  Does it remind you of all the other layers we can see in our world?   

Let’s see...  




There are multiple layers of the Earth and it’s atmosphere.  There are layers in our hair and our skin.










There are multiple layers of emotional needs and layers of light.  There are layers of writing a story and many many layers of meaning in literature.
 




With these reminders, I believe we can probably say things with multiple layers is really a part of our world; that there is a pattern of multiple-layered things in all Creation.

Just like we can see multiple layers of material in the physical world (both seen and unseen), multiple layers in our emotional needs and feelings and in human relationships, and multiple layers in the intellectual level of creating order and beauty, and even on spiritual levels, we can begin to apply our minds and hearts to understand there are multiple-layers of meaning in everything we learn.   

In fact, our minds were created to do just that.  The human brain is different from the animal brain.  (And I state, that according to the Hebraic patterns, we were Created on a different day!) Our brains were created to be able to see and find symbolic meaning behind concrete objects, words, and relate to abstract ideas, not just things as they materially or literally are.  We were created to find personal subjective meaning from the sometimes mundane concrete or literal as well.  (And it’s okay!  It doesn’t have to scare us because we see a meaning in an art piece and you don’t!)   In other words, we were created for connection between what we see and experience and the lessons we take away from it, for good or bad.  But that’s our choice and probably another topic for another day.

I believe it is the hope of many intuitive parents and leadership educators to help our children utilize the full multi-layered abilities of their minds to learn to think critically and read poetically.  Even more importantly to help our children learn to become self-reliant in searching out Truth from error.  These crucial skills, of seeing multiple-layers of meaning to see truth, to think critically and see poetically, are marks of a truly educated person.  
                                   
As I think of one of most influential reasons my husband and I desire our children to learn the language of Creation, aka what I call Symbolic Hebrew, it is for this very point.  Learning this symbolic language will drastically help our ourselves and our children increase in thinking critically and reading poetically, to search through the layers of the dump to find and discover truth, and to begin to see the multiple layers of meaning our Creator has provided in all Creation.   

But How?

Unlike the English alphabet, with its single purpose letters, the Hebrew Aleph-beit letters each have more than 3 meanings behind them.  Meaning, instead of just a sound they make for speaking a foreign tongue, they have a pictograph with its deep ancient cultural illustration & story, a numerical symbol used for arithmetic, a shape which I associated together, a set of words used to describe principles, a tone used for singing, House of Israel stories associated and the list goes on depending on which scholar you learn from and what they have personally connected with it.  
So, what that means is, when we learn these multiple levels of meaning in a simple thing as the language of Creation, over time, we train our brain to use skills God created our brains to utilize, and we begin to apply our multi-level critical thinking abilities to learning everywhere.  And my favorite part, we get an education made for man, not animals :)
For instance, when we read or hear a story, is there a single meaning in that story or are there usually multiple ways we can connect and apply that story to our life?  Multiple ways is right!  Literature is multi-layered.  It would be absurd to claim there is only one way to see things.  Stories are naturally poetic and contain multiple layers of meaning because they contain this language of Creation.  When we are asking the right questions, which spark more thinking, we will see more.  If they are true literature and classics, they naturally contain multiple meanings.  Many for every reader.  And it's completely subjective!  

Now let's explore this thought when learning from the Bible.  Are there only one way to see and connect with the truths there?  No.  But why is it we often hear a symbolic and poetic (Hebraic) story in scriptural text and so easily only see the literal level of meaning?  
Or, when we see the news, articles, events, daily scenarios we experience and books we read?  Are we asking ourselves the right questions to spark our minds to think critically and see things poetically, with our mind and heart so we are receiving the personal meaning that may be there for us?  Or even to find truths our Creator is guiding us to discover?  How about so we can take in the lessons to once and finally apply the truths we are in need of applying into our character? Most importantly, are we remembering and considering there may be another layer or meaning?

The very cool thing I have experienced as I have taught others to see critically, poetically and symbolically over the last 5 years, is that each and everyone can develop these skills with practice, encouragement and trusting the process.   For us parent mentors, if we have a guide, it is even more effective and doesn’t take years and years to make a part of our abilities. But imagine if our children grew up in homes where they were guided to increase their "multiple-layer" seeing abilities, to not just see in a literal or material level, and became efficient in seeing multiple-layered meanings in all Creation.   How would that be?

~ Katie Hansen

Concepts Mentioned:

Building Foundation Using God's Language of Symbolism

If you have found yourself curious about all the new talk about geometric shapes and numbers having symbolic meanings, then you are in the right place.
When you see numbers in Creation, remember each number correlates with a shape.*  As you begin to see these patterns, they can hold a symbolic meaning in our minds because our minds were created to make connections and see more meaning than just one or the literal connotation.  

  • But from where do these symbolic meanings come?  I would definitely say they need to come from the most original source like a Godly record and be verified from God.  
  • Where do we find the most ancient source of these meanings?  From the most ancient record we have, which is the Bible and it's original language which is Hebrew.

Through my study, I have discovered multiple principles within what I call "Symbolic Hebrew," which are also the original source of mathematical symbolism in Creation, the source of Sacred Geometry.   These Principles of Creation, aka "Symbolic Hebrew," are the oldest record we have of these patterns and principles in all Creation.  

So if you are interested in learning the original source of symbolic meanings of shapes and numbers, I invite you to join me as I mentor (from my years of depth-phase-figuring-this-out-study) individuals to make their very own connections, giving the practice needed to build confidence in the subjective process of learning the language of Creation.    

I currently mentor women to see these Principles of Creation in the Bible, through words, definitions, stories and whatever else comes up in our Tutorials.  These tutorials are crucial!  They provide a way all participants can practice studying to become more independent in seeing poetically and symbolically.   This way, they can be taught by God when they are in the House of God, in Nature, reading classical stories, studying humanity, seeking to find order in the Universe, searching truths and patterns, verifying and building foundation.



Come join us in learning the language of Creation, in this self-discovery agency protective way, and add these Principles of Creation to your foundation.    

For the live Tutorial discussions - 
Join the online Foundation Builder Guide tutorial discussions (link below).   I will send you the classroom link and Foundation Builder Study Guide with all the instructions on how to prepare for our Tutorials.   (HouseoftheBook.org Membership Site houses all the recordings)

You may join the class by following these instructions on this pdf here
See here for the dates and times
When we think of foundation, we think of God and Christ who are the Rock to built upon.  Each of these Principles testify of truths which are complimentary to Christ.

“Symbols are the timeless and universal in which God, in his wisdom, has chosen to teach his gospel and bear witness of his Son. They are the language of the scriptures, the language of revelation, the language of the Spirit, the language of faith. They are a language common to the Saints of all generations” (Joseph Fielding McConkie, Gospel Symbolism [1985], 1).

*Read more with Strings, Straight-edge &Shadows by Julie E. Diggens 


Celebrating "Pilgrim's" On All Saints Day

Today is All Saints Day.   It is a day to celebrate those who have gone before in God's story of overcoming bondage and obtaining freedom.  It is a day to celebrate those "Pilgrim's" who have traveled their "Course."

I have mentioned a few here on this blog, but for today, join us in reviewing the life of Martin Luther.  He was a munk in the Catholic church, but as he studied the Bible, his conscience led him to stand against teachings of his church at the time.

How did he find the courage to face his greatest wilderness experiences?  When did he gain his convictions and his Course begin?

These are serious questions which could help us find answers to our Pilgrim's Course.  While you watch this or study more into Martin Luther's life, ask yourself questions like these.  And maybe, When was my beginning? Where am I on my course today?

This, Pilgrim's Course, a term I coined to describe us and other great men and women on their Hero's Journey, is one of the greatest principles of The Hebrew Way.



We own this dramatized movie and watch it each year.  I also recommend this book we have studied in our journey with other youth and families.           
                                                 

He truly is a great inspiration to all for "standing fast in that liberty wherewith God hath made us free!"

Some other great stories of those who have stood in their Pilgrim's Course.
William Tyndale

       
John Wesley
       
William Wilberforce
        
Corrie tenBoom
       
Pilgrim's Progress describes this Pilgrim's Course wonderfully.