Metaphysical meaning of Jokneam (mbd)
Jokneam, jok'-ne-am (Heb.)--let the people possess; possession of the people; foundation of the people; erection of the people; wailing of the people; the people will be lamented.
Meta. Carmel means fruitful place and signifies abundance. It is a place in consciousness where we realize the fullness of our possibilities under the divine law. (See CARMEL.) Jokneam, a city in Carmel, typifies a group of established thoughts (foundation of the people) in the Carmel consciousness that are beginning to lay hold of the divine possibilities that Carmel signifies (possession of the people, let the people possess).
There is a tendency toward sorrow and grief in the lesser thoughts of the mind when old earthly ideas and conditions are released from consciousness that new and better ones may take their place (the people will be lamented, wailing of the people). But a real building, strengthening, and unifying of the true thoughts and activities always follow such a process (erection of the people).