Exodus and the Rainbow of the New Covenant
The Genesis of the New Cosmic cycle is from the CREATOR sitting at the Throne of G-d (in Kabbalistic terminology from Keter of Beriah) through a majestic radiating Divine Rainbow. Here I could refer to the living Rainbow emanating from the Throne of G-d, described in the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel and in the Book of Revelation by St. John:
Above the dome there was something that looked like a throne made of sapphire, and sitting on the throne was a figure that looked like a man. The figure seemed to be shining like bronze in the middle of a fire. It shone all over with a bright light that had in it all the colours of the rainbow. This was the dazzling light that shows the presence of the Lord. (Ezekiel 1: 26-28)
There in heaven was a throne with someone sitting on it. His face gleamed like such precious stones as jasper and carnelian, and all round the throne there was a rainbow the colour of an emerald. (Revelation 4:2-3)
The Rainbow in these visions is a symbol given for the revelation of the living Colour Rays of Light which are the essence of the whole of Creation: the whole of Creation is an ocean of Light, and the Colour Rays of the Rainbow, in their endless configurations of colours and intensity of vibration, generate the various spiritual worlds.
In his initiatic book, The Testament of the Colour Rays of Light, the great Bulgarian Master Beinsa Douno explained the mystery of the ‘seven lighted torches burning in front of the throne which are the seven spirits of God’ (Revelation 4:5). They are the Seven Colour Rays of the Divine Spirit which manifest the ultimate essence of G-d as Divine Life, Light, Love, Wisdom and Truth and give birth to all spiritual worlds.
The Divine Rainbow of the New Genesis appears as a majestic mythological “vision”, a symbol of the greatest metaphysical event in human history: the re-creation of the world, tracing the Path of humankind’s return back to the Kingdom of God and establishment of this Divine reality down on Earth. This Rainbow Path is for humankind as a whole, who acting as an integrated entity, could transform not only itself but the Earth as well. Thus, we have the opening of new Divine mysteries, synthesising the results of human evolution and permeating all levels of life.
The Rainbow that appeared before Noah, arcing from the Earth to the sky and back to Earth, was a symbol of Divine protection and care for humankind and all kingdoms of life on Earth: When the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between me and all living beings on earth. That is the sign of the promise which I am making to all living beings. (Genesis 9:16-17)
The metaphysical Divine Rainbow of the New Genesis, which emanates from the Throne of God and leads us to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth, is a magnificent vision constituting a New Covenant. In other words, the Divine Rainbow, which brings us up to the Heavenly Jerusalem and helps us to establish this celestial reality on Earth, it is not only the substance of the New Creation, but the Path, leading us to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth as New Humankind! This is why the emanating Rainbow from the Throne of God is a symbol of the Third Covenant as well!
The Divine Rainbow of the New Covenant refers not only to the magnificent Rainbow arc, which appeared in the sky before Noah as a sign of God’s promise that the Earth would never again undergo such a flood ((Genesis 9:16-17), but it is in fact much more: a column of living Rainbow Light stretching through the whole vertical structure of Creation and constituting its very existence. This creative Divine Rainbow constitutes the whole of Creation as a magnificent Divine Temple and forms a dome of light above it. So, the Divine Rainbow of the New Covenant which radiates from the Throne of God is both the essence of the re-creation of the World and a blessing from G-d to enter into the New Reality!
The Rainbow of the New Covenant confirms the presence of God in the life of humankind. The living Colour Rays of the Divine Rainbow are the very substance of the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. In essence, this reality is woven by the myriads of configurations of the Colour Rays. In almost every spiritual tradition we can find myths and legends which depict the arc of the physical rainbow as a dream-path for ascent to Heaven. The emergence of the Divine Rainbow of the New Covenant will transform these legends and myths into a reality.
We can compare the Divine Rainbow, radiating from the Throne of G-d, with a gigantic cosmic-spiritual ladder marking the steps of humankind’s ascent to the New Reality. Each one of these steps is an enormously vast domain for spiritual work leading to transformation, transfiguration and illumination. This is why the Rainbow of the New Covenant is, on the one hand, a very inspiring, exciting and delightful vision, but, on the other hand – an actual, constructive and creative Path full of endless spiritual potential.
The Divine Rainbow of the New Covenant, that is the metaphysical Rainbow of the Living Light which contains the secrets of the whole vertical structure of Creation, traces our path of ascension up to the Throne of God and down to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. Here we could recall Jacob’s ladder as a Path to the Highest Divine World. The difference is connected with the essence of our epoch – the Rainbow Path not only leads to the Highest Divine World but helps us to bring this Divine reality down on Earth. On the other hand, the Fourth Step in Jacob’s ladder, i.e., the Heavenly Jerusalem, now is presented as the Kingdom of God with many mansions, where the mansions are the spiritual worlds of all world religions.
The beautiful Divine Rainbow image depicts our ascent through the whole vertical structure of the Universe up to the Throne of God and our descent back to the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth. Of course, we will trace the Path of the Divine Rainbow more than once. In the future, our entire life will be a journey from Rainbow to Rainbow: the arc of each subsequent Rainbow will reach an ‘octave’ higher than the previous one, penetrating further into the vertical structure of the Universe and each return will bring more profound transformation on Earth. This is why, the Path of the Divine Rainbow that G-d now bestows on us represents the New Covenant which He makes with humanity and, through humanity, with the whole Earth.
The people with whom G-d makes His New Covenant, could be called ‘Divine People on Earth’. For them the metaphysical Rainbow of the New Covenant will become a sign of the ultimate Truth of Creation and a blessing for immortal life. For the followers on the Rainbow Path, the Rainbow of the New Covenant will become the indication that the Kingdom of God is on Earth and that they will live in the presence of God forever.
In the context of the New Covenant, it is important to emphasize that the New Genesis takes place now, in the actual, dynamic, creative present, moving towards the future of G-d’s creativity. According to Genesis, the opening book of the Bible, human beings appear on the sixth day after the Heaven and the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the Stars and all plant and animal life on Earth were created – this is to say, the Divine Genesis had already actually happened and was in the past in relation to the creation of human beings. Now, in the New Covenant, we are invited by God to witness the Genesis of the New Heaven and the New Earth, and not only to witness, but to collaborate and co-create with G-d.
So, the emerging New Covenant will initiate us into the mystery of the New Genesis and will put us in a different position in relation to Creation – at the very heart of G-d’s creativity, in His Divine demiurgic present. This shift from static, crystallized, well-established Universe to a dynamic Universe in constant re-creation is a staggering phenomenon which will dramatically change the conceptions and the approach to G-d.
I could summarise that a new magnificent spiritual story is emerging. It is marked by the Rainbow of the New Covenant, and it is connected with our ascension to the reality of the Heavenly Jerusalem and projecting it on Earth, led by the Divin Light. It includes meeting the New Coming of the Divine Masters and Personifications of the Divine Mother on an ethereal level, and an entry into the new Cosmic cycle of evolution.