Saturday, June 11, 2005

The voice continues Bahir 47

The recent post by Merry about finding her voice those by Melissa and JJ (my wife in you haven't figured that out yet) come at an opportune time. We happened to be talking about the voices in the Bahir and now we find ourselves talking about finding our voice. By now I realize that there aren't any coincidences and that everything must work together. This voice is described in verse 47 and gets us closer to what it is we can look for within ourselves. The verse appears for reference below and isn't as obscure as some of the earlier ones. Read it through or not and as usual you can skip it entirely and just read the commentary. There is a pattern that is developing that is as organic as the thoughts we are thinking here. This pattern is that we begin to see how we may apply our sense of meaning to even the most obscure passages in this Bahir. We can also of course make these applications relate directly to our life experiences.

'47. What is the meaning of the verse (Deuteronomy 4:12), "You saw no form, only a voice"? This was explained when Moses said to Israel (Deuteronomy 4:15), "You did not see an entire image." You saw an image, but not an "entire image." What is this like? A king stands before his servants wrapped in a white robe. Even though he is far away, they can still hear his voice. This is true even though they cannot see his throat when he speaks. In a similar manner, they saw an image, but not an "entire image". It is therefore written, "You saw no form, only a voice." It is also written (Deuteronomy 4:12) "A voice of words you heard."

The way to seek and find your inner voice is tied in with the secret of the 'I AM.' How is it that you are choosing to identify yourself? What is it that you are saying about yourself? Is this a conscious act or an unconscious reaction. Everytime you can choose your action within you are truly finding your voice. Example. Suppose you are feeling angry about someone or about what someone has said to you. A certain part of you feels justified in bringing up feelings of anger and perhaps of retaliation. There is however a better part of you that understands your being most of all. This better part is manifest when you consciously seek and find your higher voice. It is the one that says what is it you would rather be thinking about instead of your anger. It then provides you with an excuse to change your mind right in midflow. It is this shift in mind which establishes your inner voice. When once you shift you set up a practice and an expectation of shifting your attention from the anger that is directed outwards to the inner calm that is being promoted in the moment. In terms of winning or losing, you do not win by retaliation or going one up on someone who is causing you to react. You do win when you recognize that your peace of mind is paramount no matter who is talking to you. Listen and detach and resume the flow of your precious inner voice. It can be as simple as repeating an affirmation or as complex as thinking about what you want to think about in terms of what you want to do with your life. Perhaps when you shift the person who has been your thorn accuses you of not listening. This is fine because your answer is that you hear them very well but your subconsious mind no longer reacts to their ego driven word. You might actually say to the person, "Oh that's nice and what else is new." Eventually they will no longer use you as a source of their venting or projection. In truth their vibration no longer will ring true within you and that is the point of this entire discussion. The voice mentioned above in verse 47 is the voice of vibration. This vibration is made up of your thoughts just the way you choose them. This is how you ultimately define yourself. This is your I AM.


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