Solomon was infamous for his connection to wisdom… But what does it all mean? There is much wisdom to be found in all religious beliefs. However, in trying to break down esoteric wisdom in the most traditional religion, Christianity… is one of my specialties.
King Solomon was a son of the famous Biblical King, David. He became the king upon his father’s death, and at the time it was said that he was merely just a boy. “God” asked Solomon what he wanted or needed in his rulership. In his answer, Solomon had made his Lord proud. 1 Chronicles 1:1, read as follows:
7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”
8 Solomon answered God, “You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place. 9 Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10 Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
11 God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king,12 therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.”
Solomon had shown himself humble, righteous, and selfless. In that, he proved that he had what it took to be a king. So, he was rewarded with the wisdom, and all of the things that he had not asked for too. But let’s take a deeper look here. The name Solomon means, “Peaceable, and one who recompenses”. The definition of “recompense” means to punish or reward, according to what a person deserves. As you can see, the person whom this passage was about, got rewarded, for their humbleness and their lack of greed. Most of the Solomonic books, were about exactly that! They revealed how good and evil are paid back in karmic measure. I could teach on this subject all day long, and nothing would would make me happier, as these books do hold a great deal of wisdom. I recall reading them in childhood, and then when I was a teenager, I would go into social settings and recognize alot of the situations that I had read in the Book of Proverbs, in much of what had been happening in front of my eyes in the crowd.
I remember there had been this one particular time… I rode on the handlebars of my friend’s bike, down our neighborhood street. He was taking me to a social gathering. I did not like them too much. Everyone had been into things that I was not really interested in. But I was lonely, so at first, I thought I would go. During the ride, I kept thinking of the one verse Proverbs 4:16 where it had said:
15Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on. 16For they cannot sleep unless they do evil;And they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.
It was true. Most of his friends had always waited all day long if they had to, just in order to drink and then start fights. They stayed up at night drinking alcohol, and they would always try to find someone new to bring within their circle. I had not been a stranger to parties, only I never found enjoyment in the things that the others had done at them. Everyone merely wanted to drink and act like they were some kind of tough guy. Mind you, this was during the late 1990’s, when hip hop really took off, and many were trying to reinact the music videos themselves in true life. It was disturbing.
I did not care whether I was lame or not. Something inside of me, always made me feel like I was a disappointment in life, if I had engaged in the behaviors. So, I never did. I went home, and I went straight for the Bible. I prayed. Even Lord Krishna teaches, that “the wicked are never satisfied”. It is true! I really felt better after I had decided to not continue on to the gathering. They did not even seem to notice that I had not come after all. The Book of Proverbs was a good book for keeping the mind in check. But, the way that most people had read it through Christian members of Dad’s family, had not been the same way that the Creator taught me to read it. Who was right? Who wrong? I decided that none of us were wrong. It really depended on how deep one read it, and how much their heart led them to do so. However, to show you the way that I was taught to channel the book of Proverbs, let us start with the symbolism.
For an example: Solomon, whose name means Peaceable and one who recompenses, would actually describe the role of a judge. Judges are peaceable, and they either reward or punish, according to the situation and who is at fault. Therefore, the Creator told me, that I was really reading the Book of Judgement. Having been born with the “gift”, I had to often use this type of discernment myself, even when psychically reading someone or something. I compare it to being alot like the “Judgement” tarot card… The kind of Judgement that I am speaking about, is a bit different than what this world uses as judgement. Most people who are judging someone else often look at the surface of the person, their mistakes, appearances, and their lives. The see only negative things, only to later on form a negative opinion about someone. In using true judgement, there would not be only that. In true Judgement, one looks at both good, and bad. They do not develop an opinion of the person, no matter what. The point is to see how good, and how bad that the person is overall. Then, to still be honest and truthful, while being caring and considering the other person’s feelings who is being judged. A good judge will not only see those things, but they will also place themselves into the other person’s shoes. That is because, a person can not make a judgement at all, unless they too have experienced something similar. How else would they know what led the other person to be who they are, or do what they had done? They couldn’t.
The Judge of the Scriptures, “Solomon” knew this. He listened, with great observation. However, nothign is really as it seems, so let;s see an example and then I can break it all down for you.
1 Kings 3:13 tells a vivid story of two mothers, who both had a very complex issue…
16 Later, two women who were prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. 17One woman said, ‘Please, my lord, this woman and I live in the same house; and I gave birth while she was in the house. 18Then on the third day after I gave birth, this woman also gave birth. We were together; there was no one else with us in the house, only the two of us were in the house. 19Then this woman’s son died in the night, because she lay on him. 20She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your servant slept. She laid him at her breast, and laid her dead son at my breast. 21When I rose in the morning to nurse my son, I saw that he was dead; but when I looked at him closely in the morning, clearly it was not the son I had borne.’ 22But the other woman said, ‘No, the living son is mine, and the dead son is yours.’ The first said, ‘No, the dead son is yours, and the living son is mine.’ So they argued before the king.
23 Then the king said, ‘One says, “This is my son that is alive, and your son is dead”; while the other says, “Not so! Your son is dead, and my son is the living one.”
Now, to many who have read this, they may think that the scriptures were about two women and their argument over the living baby. No, think again…
The Women- Women are symbolic for a few things in spiritual symbolism. One, they could represent the creation, birth, or the growth of something. They also represent nurturing and love. They represent intuition, and manifestation. They represent mystery. In this particular scripture, they actually symbolize all of the above. The feminine nature in the story stands for the secret teachings that were taught in the temple (house), and the need to have it nurtured, in a loving way. It represents the responsibility of caring for the truth, and ensuring truth in leadership. As Metatron’s teachings say, “Since wisdom is deep, one thing on the surface, can mean many more things underneath it”. But do you notice that there are two women being mentioned in this story? In tarot cards, the High Priestess is the number Two card, in every deck. The High Priestess shows the highest wisdom. She is the master of both sides of her nature, and the patron of feminine energy, She uses both logic and intuition. She uses both seduction and strength. The High Priestess sees what is done in the dark, and the things revealed in the light. She is keeper of mysteries, and revealer of truths. The number two, is also associated with duality itself too.
The two babies- In symbology, a “son”, merely means ” born/created” or “an offspring or relation”. Something to raise up and protect. A need to instill morals and balance. Both had given birth to a “son”, and one of the women’s son had died in the night. The woman whose child had passed, switched the dead child with the other woman’s living child. She could not see in the darkness of the night but when the morning Sun came up, she did not recognize the child as her son. Now, this may seem pretty simple on the surface. But I assure you, not many would had understood it right away. The feminine energy is all about creating, emotions, nurturing, protecting, sheltering and hidden truth. Both of the babies having been male, gave this even more depth.
To the ancients, a male child was a blessing as they would go on to continue the family name, care for the family once the parents were gone, and they would be a support system to the family when the parents got older. They carry the family truth. Therefore, this was representing both knowledge and actions taken as a result of that knowledge.
The time of day- When the second symbolic woman awakens, she does not know that her son is dead, until she is able to see the face in the light. Night itself represents something that is hidden or concealed, and something that is dark by nature. It also sometimes represents deception. The light represents truth and clarity.
The sons having been switched- One had died, and then switched. It was not realized at night, because this was something that was being hidden. Once the light came, it was realized. The truth came out.
Back to the High Priestess for a moment, on her card are the two pillars of duality. Those pillars are called Boaz and Jachin. In actuality, those pillars originated from the Bible, stationed on the temple’s porch, in Solomon’s day. One pillar represents darkness and masculinity. The other represents the light, and feminity. The masculine energy contains authority, logic, and instinct. The female energy contains intuition, nurturing, and compassion.
So what did the story mean? Well, there never was two seperate women, nor any real children, dead or alive. This was a person who came to the Judge, because they were at battle within themselves. Having been a part of the temple themself, they had total knowledge, balanced. In secret, they had been trying to cover up their wrong doings. However, all that is done in the dark shall be revealed by the light. The person themself, had not even been familiar with their own choices, as it was outside of their level of knowledge to do anything unbalanced. That person’s actions, could have influence on the other members of the temple. How did the Judge find a solution? Let’s see….
1 Kings 3: 24 – 24So the king said, ‘Bring me a sword’, and they brought a sword before the king. 25The king said, ‘Divide the living boy in two; then give half to one, and half to the other.’ 26But the woman whose son was alive said to the king—because compassion for her son burned within her—‘Please, my lord, give her the living boy; certainly do not kill him!’ The other said, ‘It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it.’ 27Then the king responded: ‘Give the first woman the living boy; do not kill him. She is his mother.’ 28All of the land of Israel had heard of the judgement that the king had rendered; and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him, to execute justice.
Swords are often a symbol of the Truth cutting deep. They also represent communication and thoughts. The Judge knew how to rule wisely. A person’s true nature comes out in their emotions and reactions. Since the person could not maintain balance, the Judge ordered that “the living child be cut in two, and a half given to each “woman”. Really, this was the Judge’s decree to see how the person would react if they knew that their actions could influence the others. If this person was being truthful in their remorse, he would know that they cared about the other people. Would it be spite? The dark side of the female energy? Or, would it be the light that came out in the end? Well, when the Judge spoke the truth (brought the sword), he threatened to divide the “Son” (the consequences that the actions had born), or better yet, the punishment. The dark part of the human nature which protects itself had silently wanted to remain quiet and let the others take the punishment for them. However, it was the light that triumped in the end. The struggling person had told the Judge that they had chosen to give up their deeds, and take the punishment, simply to spare the other temple members any suffering. It was then, that the Judge could really placed judgement on the person fairly.
Yes, the person let their darker nature get to them, and continued in doing so. He had made some mistakes. And in turn, he had been trying to cover it up. Did his deeds make him a bad person? Well, the Judge felt that he could judge him based only on his faults. He could judge him for the man that he really was within. He spoke the cold hard truth. In realizing his wrongs, the person had mixed emotions, but only his true nature would be revealed, by triggering his emotions and their motive within. Once the Judge had threatened to divide the punish amongst the people, the man’s fear almost drove him to allow that to happen. But his true love, compassion, and remorse had been his own inner truth, and he used it to take responsibility for his actions, and to spare his people of the reprecussions. The Judge wa snot truly going to punish all of those innocent people for one man’s actions. No. He simply wanted to see if the man’s true goodly nature would come out to act honestly and selflessly. And it did.
Why was this Judge said to have been so wise? Well, firstly he knew that everyone had a bit of duality going on within. And he knew that only one side would reveal itself, through the heart. A good heart, is full of feelings not only for one’s self, but for others too. Mistakes do not make a person dark. It is how they feel about their mistakes, that matters. Knowing this, he did not merely punish the person by what they had done. He also saw a person at inner conflict within themselves too. he wanted to solve both issues. He was wise and righteous, because in his actions as a Judge, he not only got to the truth of the situation, but he also helped someone to see the truth within. That truth was that they still had good in themselves. In public display, he also showed everyone there, the man’s true nature, by challenging the man’s emotions.. He had done this, so that the witneses could learn, to try to look deeper below the surface when dealing with others too. And he had brought out the mistakes that the man had been trying to hide on top of it. He decided that if the person before him was a good man, that he deserved another chance to try to fix his deeds. That is what it meant when the “mother” had been given back their child. The final judgement was that the man’s softer side could again come out, in order to nurture and heal his actions.
That story is amazing. How true, that a person’s true nature can be seen through how they react in their emotions, to hearing the truth. Many still struggle with the duality within them, but if they always allow their compassionate side to come through, that compassion will always have them place others above themselves, and it will lead to good deeds, and selflessness in the end. That my friends, is love. And love covers all transgressions.