Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say, as with a voice of thunder, “Come!” And I saw, and behold, a white horse, and its rider had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Rev 6:1-2
“There are various ways to understand the seals. In terms of our developing consciousness we could look at how the seals can be applied to seven different areas of our being. This means that we not only accept theoretically that the human being is more than just a physical body, but that we actually experience how the seven areas of our being function.
John is urging us to see, to behold, idou, in more detail who we really are. It is as if the beholding sets off a reaction and one of the four living creatures sounds like a crack of thunder. Come! Act! Move from where you are! Imagine how loud it would have been. Perhaps this was necessary, as if to break open a new ability within John so that he could see what no human being had ever seen before.
John’s journey through the seven seals can assist us to experience our whole being more consciously. These are not seven divisions, but rather areas of activity which interweave with each other. If we can experience their different qualities and become aware of how they interact, we can have more influence over them. The more influence we have the more freedom we experience. In fact, true freedom is not about doing whatever we please, it is about having the freedom to control our consciousness. The journey through the seven seals shows how this takes place.” Kristina Kaine
Apocalyptic Lamb, Flanders 15th Century