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The Way of Love Blog

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

THE DAY HUMANITY EMBARKS ON ITS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

FROM ESAU TO JACOB

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

 From a metaphysical point of view, the biblical story of Esau and Jacob reveals the path of our Soul’s spiritual journey to Ascension.  This story, with its unique details, seems especially relevant the day after America’s 2012 Presidential Elections.

Jacob's Ladder

 Jacob’s Ladder, by William Blake

 According to Charles Fillmore, the Hebrew word for Esaumeans hairy,rough.  Metaphysically, it means the physical bodyEsaurepresents the immature consciousness that characterizes life on the 3rd dimensional plane of duality.[i]  In the biblical story, Esau sold his birthright for a bowl of pottage.[ii]  Like Esau, we have tended to place satisfaction of our physical passions, appetites, and opinions above seeking to comprehend the Higher, Universal Laws.

A birthright, in the Ancient Near East, gave the…

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