The Gospel of John alludes to the Bridal Union that’s to take place within our souls temple but it does so in the most cryptic fashion possible. John the Baptist throws a quick remez-hint- with no further explanation.
“A person can receive not even one thing unless it has been given to him from heaven. You yourselves are my witnesses that I said, ‘I am not the Christ,’ but, ‘I have been sent ahead of Him.’ He who has the bride is the groom; but the friend of the groom, who stands and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the groom’s voice.”John 3:27-29
John the Baptist really is out here dropping deep esoteric truths in the most laidback fashion possible. “He who has the bride is the groom.” This is thrown into the mix of his testimony to Christ without another word. Of course, that’s the beauty of esotericism. It’s deep. The really meaty parts of scripture have to be digested- meditated on and poured over, cross referenced and revisited time and again until they are understood by the student.
To dive even deeper, he hears the groom’s voice and rejoices knowing we only receive that which is given from heaven. Now, here’s where the mystical soul rejoices in all of this intellectual search into scripture. John would’ve used the aramaic word shamaya, or shamayim in Hebrew for heaven, but this didn’t carry the understanding we have to today.
shamayim (שמיא)- “heaven” the Hebrew word comes from mayim (מים), meaning ‘water,’ and the prefix ש sh meaning ‘like.’ Combined, the word shamayim (שמים )would mean “like water.”Living Water is Symbolic of Ruach HakoDesh
Bring it back to the Water Libation Ceremony and consider what Yeshua says to the crowd:
‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” But this He said in reference to the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”John 7:38-39
How does Spirit- consciousness- relate to the Living Waters of the Soul?