I apologize for not posting this last evening. Computer challenges with all of those bugs and stuff floating around.
It is Friday, and I prayerfully hope that as we enter Sabbath at sundown today, we will do so with expectations of a full presence and awareness of the Love of our Father in all affairs of our lives. He delights it when we acknowledge His presence, and eagerly awaits our time with Him.
So, this is the Communion set out by the Essenes for Friday. Not too late to at least reflect if it is late in the day when you read it. Perhaps think about how if you had taken the approach of the Essenes in living Friday, would it have been better or no different using the approach.
As always, any comments I have in each of the sections will be in red and  brackets.
[It is noted at the beginning of this Communion that Sabbath and Fasting begins at sundown.]
THE DEEPENING: In the gentle breeze of the forests and in the winds of the fields, thou shalt find the Angel of Air. Breath long and deeply, for the rhythm of thy breath is the key of knowledge which will unlock the secrets of the Holy Law. [Funny (nah!) during meditation I wondered who the Angel of the Air was for Friday, and I thought of air and felt a slight breeze cross my cheek. Guess She was listening and responding. I was in fact concentrating on breathing in and breathing out in an effort to still myself.]
MORNING COMMUNION: Angel of AIR, I invoke thee; for no man may come before the face of God whom the Angel of Air hath not passed. For thy body must breathe the air of the Earthly Mother before thy spirit may breathe the Holy Law of the Heavenly Father. And as each morning comes, I shall embrace thee. [Our Earthly Mother, once again visible in the topics and meditations that have frequented me this week, and this blog site. I am writing this post having written the blog on the Dove & South Korea Olympics in which the Divine Earth Mother became a subject of the teaching.]
MEDITATION: This morning brings a different breeze. The winds of inner change and reflection. These winds blow strong as I unfurl my sails and set a course for yet another journey. May the wind be my guide, and the calmness of the truth lead my way. [“Calmness of truth.” The news these weeks, months and year have been anything but truthful and anything but calm. Truth, is obviously missing, else-wise there would be a calmness in the air.]
NOON CONTEMPLATION: Peace with the BODY:
As thou movest the air with thy breath, movest thy body with thy soul. Eat of the blessed fruits from the Earthly Mother, and walk in the light of the Holy Law; for he who hath found peace with the body, hath built a holy temple wherein may forever dwell the spirit of God. [“light of the Holy Law” to me seems to say that this light is in fact Truth and without truth there is a darkness that permeates everything.]
EVENING COMMUNION: The HEAVENLY FATHER and I are One; Thou hast made known unto me the deepest of mysteries. By thy fourteen fruits of the Tree of Life thou hast directed my heart, and guided my steps, that I may walk in your presence and dwell eternally in the essence of the divine. [Reading this, where it says essence of the divine, I read presence. If I walk in the presence I get a sense of separateness, whereas if I am walking in the essence it denotes I and the essence are one. I do like this and what a difference a word makes in the meaning of what is being said. My mind had been forecasting what it had already thought even before reading the words. Definitely not being present in the moment if my mind is racing elsewhere.]
THE BLESSING: What is man, that thou art be so mindful of he? Thou hast made a covenant with the Children of Light, and thou hast given unto all the Holy Law. To some it has been lost, and to some it is forgotten. But to some it is lived, and those whom walk with thy Holy Angels shall dwell forever in the kingdoms of God.
Hear me, Sons of Light, for I will impart to you the gift of tongues, that by speaking to your Earthly Mother in the morning, and to your Heavenly Father in the evening, you may go closer and closer to oneness with the kingdoms of earth and heaven, that oneness for which the Son of Man is destined from the beginning of the times.
~Essene Gospel of Peace
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~John 8:32