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Cleansing the Tree of Life Week 2

Updated: May 4

Ahava and Blessings,

At The Desert Rose Mystery School we are counting the Omer, which is cleansing and activating our Tree of Life Template. You don´t need to be an expert in mysticism, the gnostic gospels or Kabbalah, you just need to connect to the energy of the day. We are on week 2 and each week we are cleansing a specific dimension of our Tree of Life. This week it is Gevurah. I have also shared a quote from the Gnostic Gospels to guide us in the Counting of the Omer for each day this week.

Gevurah, often translated as "Judgment" or "Strength," serves as the divine attribute of discipline and restraint within the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. It contrasts with Chesed, or "Loving-kindness," which embodies unconditional generosity and expansion. Where Chesed is the open hand offering endlessly, Gevurah is the clenched fist, conserving and defining boundaries. Chesed freely says, "Share all that you have," whereas Gevurah cautiously inquires, "What do I gain by giving?"

Unrestrained, Gevurah can spiral into the oppressive force of a tyrannical regime, a reflection of unchecked power and control. However, without Gevurah’s rigorous structure, the potential held within Chesed can never fully mature from a seed into a robust, differentiated tree. It is Gevurah's formidable influence that channels the transcendent energies of the higher Dimensions into distinct forms, laying the foundational stones of physical existence.

Daily Spiritual Reflections:

Day 8, May 1, 2024: Reflect upon your judgments of others today—are they perhaps criticisms you secretly hold against yourself? This introspection can illuminate hidden facets of our fears and the beliefs we hold of ourselves.

Quote from the Gospel of Thomas: "You see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but you do not see the log that is in your own eye."

These words encourage introspection and personal accountability, mirroring the day’s focus on self-judgment.

Day 9, May 2, 2024: Dedicate today to mastering your negative impulses. Constrain the spaces that foster poor habits or melancholic thoughts. Let us awaken the strength of Gevurah to elevate our spiritual discipline.

Quote from the Gospel of Philip: "Light and darkness, life and death, right and left are brothers of one another. They are inseparable. Because of this neither are the good good, nor evil evil, nor is life life, nor death death."

This passage speaks of transcending dualistic thinking, which aligns with the mastering of our impulses and seeing beyond surface judgments.

Day 10, May 3, 2024: Embrace the energy of Compassion within Discipline. True compassion begins with authentic listening. Make a conscious effort to truly hear and understand others.

Quote from the Gospel of Thomas: "Love your brother like your soul, guard him like the pupil of your eye."

This teaching emphasizes the sacred duty of listening and understanding, as if guarding something precious.

Day 11, May 4, 2024: Consider aspects of your life that you might have resigned to fate. Is there still action to be taken? Reject the mantle of victimhood and be in AHAVA (love in service, love in actiona). Today, be the catalyst in your life, opening paths to renewal and growth.

Quote from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene: "Do not lay down any rules beyond what I appointed you, and do not give a law like the lawgiver lest you be constrained by it."

This encourages freedom from self-imposed limitations and societal expectations, resonating with the day's focus on personal responsibility and growth.

Day 12, May 5, 2024: Acknowledge the omnipotence of Alaha, the Creator, recognizing that without this divine source, our efforts remain incomplete. Today, let us practice humility; let us move out of the way and allow the divine Light to lead the way.

Quote from the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say they will die first and then rise are in error. If they do not first receive the resurrection while they live, when they die they will receive nothing."

This speaks to living in the light of divine truth and the need for spiritual awakening here and now. Let us make room for the divine.

Day 13, May 6, 2024: Share insights from Day 11 with someone else. Collaborate to create a mutual support system, empowering each other to persist and flourish in your respective journeys. You can also leave comments below as a way of sharing.

Quote from the Gospel of Thomas: "I am the light that is over all things. I am all: from me all came forth, and to me all attained. Split a piece of wood; I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there."

This quote highlights the omnipresence of the divine in all interactions and supports the notion of interconnectedness in our journey with others.

Day 14, May 7, 2024:  As you confront personal challenges, maintain your dignity and that of others. Learning to gracefully recover from our own errors equips us to assist others in their challenges, fostering a community of compassion and resilience.

Quote from the Gospel of Philip: "When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."

Self-awareness and personal growth as prerequisites for effective leadership and helping others.

Today is the last day of Miriam´s Well Novena. This has been a very powerful journey and I want to thank all of you who are part of this Sacred Circle.

Happy Beltane to all on the Northern Hemisphere. May the energy of Beltane and the First Day of May infuse our life with creativity, passion, and vitality. May we be inspired to live our life to the fullest, and may we be blessed with the courage to pursue our dreams and make them a reality.

May this week be a powerful cleansing and activation of our Tree of Life. As we leave the Tree of Death behind, we again come to embrace our Edenic Soul Essence.

This Sunday is our Hamsa 5-5 Ceremony of Manifestation and Revelation. We will dive deep into a powerful practice to bring Light to those areas that are blocked. Any block in our lives means that there is an absence of Light. By connecting to the Hamsa, we receive the Hand of the Divine Feminine Presence to assist us in Miracles.

Sending love to all of you.


Ana Otero

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06. Mai

Beautiful Journey Ana🌹Thank You and Community for Such Creativity💫


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As always, I love these images! Thank you so much. Ahava

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