Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Constant Consistent Focus

It is easy to sucked into the outer flow where your thoughts are no longer originating from your focused intention. In such cases your mind begins to space and what you are hearing are but echoes of what others are putting out there. Constant consistent focus is the only way to assure yourself of continuing your directed attention.

The Torah is sometimes seen as a surrounding fence appearing in the Mishnah and the Babylonian Talmud in this form. Lets look at this meaning in terms of its context with the first paragraph above.
By tuning in to Torah we are tuning in to words of connection. These connections are evidenced throughout every interpretation there ever was for any particular line or verse or section. All of these
connections form the fence of Torah. A fence contains and also protects. The protection is against the outside influences of chaotic thinking which may lead us astray. The containment is to keep us
focused upon our chosen intention. The fence refers to actual interpretations of Torah as well as our keeping faith with our focused intention.

A curious phenomena seems to occur as you begin increasing your focus upon your good and the time you spend returning to it each day. Resistance as in the two positive or two negative poles of a magnet
pushing away at each other. The closer we are to bursting through the element of possibility into the reality of form this resistance seems to increase until suddenly we are on the other side of possibility
and well on our way to becoming that which we have been thinking of. The resident feelings which occur during these breakthroughs are symbolized by the overflowing of consciousness as in the kundalini rising and completing its circuit of connection. Another way to say this is the perception of the Shekinah or Divine Presence making itself known to us in feelings of warmth and well being.

The light is turned on whenever connection is established and is the basis of all inspiration and higher thought. Higher thought knows itself and travels in realms of its own. This is why we strive to
reach these higher thoughts so that there we will be guided by their effulgence. Momentum becomes a factor once we've established the recurring carrier wave of choosing our intention. Then this thought
form becomes the dominant driving force in our consciousness. Keep these two ideas in mind when you read the next section which is Psalm 95. One, there is the connection of the fence of Torah which we are actively connecting to now. Two, there is the light of all inspiration which flows to us from above in response to our determined intention.

1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD; let us shout for joy to the Rock
of our salvation.

Yes let us overflow with higher consciousness always because in doing
so we are assured of wonderful experiences and the certain passage of
our highest thoughts into form.

2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, let us shout for
joy unto Him with psalms.

The same idea here only in the presence of knowing that our good is
upon us we then joyfully express that good in thought, word and deed.

3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods;

When we seek on high we can only experience the connection of the
One, the Perpetual One which is the unity of thought and expression
throughout the experiences of our lives.

4 In whose hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the
mountains are His also.

Whatever you can think of to have he meaning your intentional thought
can make it happen because it is the realm of thought to reproduce
itself in the image and likeness of its maker.

5 The sea is His, and He made it; and His hands formed the dry land.

The entire sea of consciousness, all of the thoughts of all of the
people are formed by and a resident part of that which you are always
thinking. As a result of these thoughts your ideas are made
manifest, 'his hands formed the dry land.'

6 O come, let us bow down and bend the knee; let us kneel before the
LORD our Maker;

That which we are in essence is that which has made us. This is the
true mystery because just as we experience the forms of our present
day thinking so too do we experience the energy of a lifetime of
contemplation symbolized by who and what we are now in this moment.

7) For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the
flock of His hand. {N}To-day, if ye would but hearken to His voice!

Listen to the higher voice. Let it build your world for you. Maintain
your intention to see your good appear to you. Do this and then let
go as we've explained previously. See the theme's of Modern Kabbalah
always played out in timelessness.

8 'Harden not your heart, as at Meribah, as in the day of Massah in
the wilderness;

When negativity comes upon you do not cling to it. Let it go and
reach up for your highest voice. Let go and experience your good. See
your good and do not take 'no' for an answer.

9 When your fathers tried Me, proved Me, even though they saw My

Listen we all have ample experience in the way things work. It's time
to heed that experience and allow it to rule our choices to make it
easier to focus our attention on our good, our divine intention.

10 For forty years was I wearied with that generation, and said: It
is a people that do err in their heart, {N}and they have not known My

Your higher thoughts await you do not wait forever to reach up and
take part in them.

11 Wherefore I swore in My wrath, that they should not enter into My

Does God turn away here? No never. What is being described is the result of our choice to react to negative thinking and not take part in the peace of God. Once again, let go and allow God, the intention of good to be your consistent focus.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Choose the pathways in mind that you wish to travel by. As you must realize by now the road is constantly shifting and it is only your intention that keeps you focused on the objective of your heart's desire. What this means is that despite enticements-attractions that you face in your daily thinking process the only way you are going to get to where you truly want to go is to think about going there and ultimately to see yourself already in place at your intended destination.

Learn to realize the resonance of your thinking. When lightning flashes the thunder follows but there is a time delay of 1100 feet per second in between flash and when you hear the lightning. If five seconds go by then the storm is roughly 1 mile away.

When you focus on your heart's desire this is the flash of lightning. The thunder or the sound heard in response to this flash is your heart's desire taking form. Remember that you provide the lightning flash and that the thunder must inevitably follow. The timing of it all depends upon, (you knew I was going to say this) your certainty. It is this certainty that is the core of all Modern Kabbalah.

Throughout the day you may be tempted to react to situations in a negative manner. Stop. Remember to focus your attention if only for a moment on your heart's desire and then as we spoke of in the last post with the Ten Commandments, let it go. Your heart's desire is there for you as long as you remember it and let it go. Everytime you remember you return to the holiness of creation. This is the greatest secret revealed for all who work with wonder as their medium of expression.

Another analogy to consider is to increase the flow of your focus by increasing the times you return to it during the day. Each time you return the current is expanded. When you focus with emotion the strength of the current is increased. The current is flowing towards your heart's desire illuminating it and bringing it to life in form.

Cast your heart's desire upon the waters of your imagination. Set your sails and see it coming into view. Use the Images within to mind to connect your visions with your emotions. In this way you direct these inner winds towards your intention maintaining the watchful of the helmsman while being open to the currents that run beneath the sea. There may not always be a straight line to your intention as you navigate the waves of influence that you experience each day. All you need is what is called 'dead reckoning' another sea term meaning you just know where you are going. Beyond the compass points and landmarks there is the innate sense of being right exactly where you are supposed to be.

It is by analogy that everything that was made is made. We have an idea and it accrues to itself a relationship to the universe. Out of this relationship various openings take place within the dimensions of each world we enter into. A dimension is none other than a changing set of circumstances used to describe the current state of one's life experience. That is all. These dimensions change daily, and moment by moment. They are brought on by our state of mind. That is why it is so important to change your mind if you start thinking negatively. When you do the energy changes and becomes lifted up instead of depressed. Each successful attempt at changing your mind allows you to relinquish the negativity and breath in the positive ethers of your heart's desire.

In summary: Traverse the pathways in mind with the light of your intention.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Let it be.

Remember the how is not up to you. This is something I've struggled with off and on for many years. It is only recently because of my meditations on thoughts coming into form that I realized this important principle. The weight of worry is removed when you stop your thoughts from engaging in how. You do everything you can to set up your vision and to act upon it daily. After that the process is out of your hands except for one thing and this is the most significant thing.
During each day remember your heart's desire with certainty.
We can find the reason for this inside of the Ten Commandments:

1) Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

In this case Me is your heart's desire. This is what your thoughts keep coming back to. This is what is highest in your mind and moments of your daily experience. In others words don't be distracted or attracted to something that isn't your heart's desire. Don't settle for less. Only One is on high and that is your heart's desire.

2) Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

Do not dwell upon something that you do not want to experience. Do not let take shape in your mind's eye that which is not your heart's desire, that which is not what you want to experience. Do not groove anything which does not come from the soul of your heart's desire.

3) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain

Do not take for your heart's desire something which has no meaning to you. Do not put your efforts into foolishness. Do not waste your time in this way by envisioning that which does not have a deep meaning for you.

4) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Let your vision go. It is the out breath. See your heart's desire, this is the in breath. Let is go this is the out breath. Yes think about it to remember it and then let it go for it is in this instant of thought that the forms are being prepared for you. Do not dwell as I said above on how this takes place. Just remember and then let it go even if you remember a hundred times a day, also let it go a hundred times a day.

5) Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Again we are to remember our heart's desire and that it has come from the heart of our soul. The father and mother of our being, the vision and listening of our spiritual self. When we are able to do this then we can make each day in perfection that which is ours.

6) Thou shalt not murder

Don't work against yourself. Don't find reasons to destroy that which you love. Your heart's desire is alive in the imaginings you have. Keep it so by remembering it and letting it go. Do not find reasons for it not to be and therefore destroying it before it has a chance to become.

7) Thou shalt not commit adultery

You have a dream, your heart's desire. It is yours alone. Another's is not suitable for you. It doesn't fit you because it did not come from you. That which another desires is theirs alone. Work within your own purpose and see revealed before you that which you are in truth.

8) Thou shalt not steal

When your thoughts go astray you may be tempted to think about something which is not your heart's desire but has come from someone else but now you are working on this as well. Chaos is the result of thoughts which do not center in the maker truly. You are the maker. It is your thoughts which produce your heart's desire and not another's. Give of yourself; that is give of that which you are bringing forth into this world.

9) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour

See the truth as it is. Many are those thoughts which come through each day alongside of the one's which depict your heart's desire. Use the power of discrimination to see what it good each time. When something comes in that feels right and then another thought argues with your feeling, do not discount your feelings because they are there to guide you.

10) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house; {S} thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Make your own visions. Another's will never do for it cannot fulfill like the demonstration of watching your heart's desire come to life all around you. The story is given about the wealthy man who is constantly sick. You do not want his wealth because you may also have his sickness. Keep what is yours and allow others to do the same. Ultimately thoughts are are exchanged between us so it is important to focus on your own thoughts. The thoughts of another come from a place you know not and are better off not tuning in to.

In summary. Remember your heart's desire, let it go and don't worry about the how of manifestation.
Let it be.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Bahir Verse 82-83

Specific instructions are included here in terms of the awakening mind. The allusions are deep but that can be expected here where mind evolves to understand itself. We continue with verse 82.

Bahir Verse 82. What are the seven parts of man's body? It is written (Genesis 9:6), "In the form of God, He made man." It is also written (Genesis 1:27), "In the form of God He made him" counting all his limbs and parts. But we have said: What does the letter Vav resemble? It is alluded to in the verse (Psalm 104:5), "He spreads out light like a garment." For Vav is nothing other than the six directions. He replied: The covenant of circumcision and man's mate are considered as one. His is two hands then make three, his head and body, five, and his two legs make seven. Paralleling all these are their powers in heaven. It is thus written (Ecclesiastes 7:14) , "Also one opposite the other had God made." These are the days [of the week, as it is written] (Exodus 31:17), "Because six days God made the heaven and the earth." The scripture does not say "in six days," but rather, "six days." This teaches us that each day [of the week] has its own specific power.

Commentary: The key to this verse is Vav. What is Vav? It is connection. It connects the above with the below, the thought with the form. The body is described here. What is it? It is the body of your thoughts which derive from how thoughts move through time in order to manifest themselves. In another sense we are being given another description of creation. Six days refers to the openings that result from where our thoughts open up the heavens for the inspiration that pours forth. The distinction is made that it is not 'in six days' but rather just 'six days God made the heaven and the earth.' Read this excerpt to mean the persistence of thought that takes place as we arise each day. Remember what your focus is for your heart's desire. This is what it means by each day has it's specific power. It isn't necessarily the day itself that has the power it is your focus for each day which imbues that day with the power specific to your focus.

A clarification is given now as to the transmission of thought and its purpose.

Verse 83 What is the significance of the Nun [in the word Ozen ]? This teaches us that the brain is the main part of the spinal cord. It constantly draws from there, and if not for the spinal cord, the brain could not endure. And without the brain, the body could not endure. The entire body exists only in order to provide for the needs of the brain. And if the body did not endure, then the brain would also not endure. The spinal cord is the channel from the brain to the entire body. It is represented by the bent Nun . But [in the word Ozen ] the Nun is a straight one. The straight Nun is the one that is always at the end of a word. This teaches us that the straight Nun includes both the bent one and the straight one. But the bent Nun is the Foundation. This teaches us that the straight Nun includes both male and female.

Commentary: The brain is the receiver the spinal cord to transmitter. Astounding. This tells us that we have to look no where else but within. All the information we need is already hard coded inside of us, specifically within our spinal cord. The straight Nun at the end of a word is the fruition of thought. It is the moment when we know that we are in connection with our highest source. Where it says that the bent Nun is the Foundation it is referring to Yesod where the organs of creation are symbolized in the body. We make our heart's desire within ourselves and then project this heart's desire on to the window of the mind which then passes into manifestation through the process known as days of creation.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Bahir Verse 77-81

First a brief commentary on why certain passages are quoted here in the Bahir and Zohar. Both of these texts come from either inspirations which the author has chosen to reveal in this form or as a result of actual conversations which were remembered and written down. In each case the information received or the Kabbalah revealed is non linear in nature. Think of thought(s) as a vast current of ideation out of which we pull that which appeals to us in the moment. The only way at that time to describe higher conceptualized thought was through biblical references. These references formed the basis for organized meditation. It kept the group focus and because of this lead to the amazing revelations that we are seeing through Modern Kabbalah today. All that the writers and the conversationalists were concerned with at this time was the connection. It is this connection which derives our meanings as we look into these writings together. Let us continue now in that spirit to resolve some of the mysteries contained within Bahir Verse 77

Bahir Verse 77. What is the meaning of the verse (Habakkuk 3:2) "In anger, you shall remember love (rachem)" ? He said: When Your children sin before You and You are angry at them, "remember love." What is the meaning of "remember love"? That regarding which it is written (Psalm 18:2), "I love (rachem) You O God, my strength." And You have him this attribute, which is the Divine Presence of Israel. He recalled his son whom he inherited, and whom You gave to him. It is thus written (I Kings 5:26), "And God gave wisdom to Solomon." And You should remember their father Abraham, as it is written (Isaiah 41:8), "The seed of Abraham My friend" ­ "In the midst of years make it known."

Commentary: There are two themes here, anger and love. We are being asked to remember one while in the midst of another. Notably remember love in the midst of anger. On the surface yes this is wisdom and indeed the wisdom of Solomon alluded to further on in the verse. Here is the context of love that we are being asked to remember. Remember love in 'God, my strength.' Remember the strength of love. Remember love in terms of the 'Divine Presence.' This Divine Presence is a gift that is given to us from above. We are likewise to bestow this gift of connection which is the ancient meaning of Divine Presence or Sheckinah. When it says remember Abraham, think about remembering the one for is not Abraham the father of Judaism yes but more than that also the father of the concept of the unity of oneness of God. We are asked 'in the midst of years make it know.' What this means is to remember the oneness of God eternally. The result of the constant evocation of unity cannot be other than love which is the acceptance of unity along with its ascension to its highest form. Therefore look at your children (these are your thoughts for your heart's desire that you have sent forth) with love and remember that love. In plain language when you dream your dreams do not be frustrated by the results. Just because you do not see them doesn't mean they are not forming. This forming of your heart's desire requires only one thing on a daily basis, that is your love. It nurtures your heart's desire and causes it to blossom forth.

Watch what happens because of this nurturing in the next verse.

Bahir Verse 78. Where do we see that Abraham had a daughter? It is written (Genesis 24:1), "And God blessed Abraham with all (Bakol) ." It is also written (Isaiah 43:7), " All that is called by My name, for My glory I created it, I formed it, also I made it." Was this blessing his daughter, or was it not? Yes, it was his daughter. What is this like? A king had a slave who was complete and perfect before him. The king tested the slave in many ways, but the slave withstood all temptation. The King said, "What will I give that slave? What should I do for him? I can do nothing but command my older brother to advise him, watch over him and honour him." The slave thus went to the older brother and learned his attributes. The brother loved him very much, and called him his friend. It is thus written (Isaiah 41:8), "The seed of Abraham My friend." He said, "What will I give him? What can I do for him? Behold I have made a beautiful vessel, and in it are beautiful jewels. There is nothing like it in the treasuries of kings. I will give it to him, and he will be worthy in his place." This is the meaning of the verse, "And God blessed Abraham with all."

Commentary: Yes Abraham has a daughter. The daughter is the Shekinah, the Divine Presence, the connection with God and yes it's connection to our heart's desire. Of course God blesses Abraham with all. Once we recognize and court the connection our heart's desire cannot help but reveal itself over and over again. Here you see the ancient descriptions in terms of beautiful jewels and treasuries of kings. Our heart's desire is just that and is revealed by our connection to unity, to the unity of our purpose. We can only be right in our own hearts and minds if we keep our focus perfect. We see our heart's desire, we nuture it with love and we are open to the connection that builds itself between the thought of our heart's desire and it fruition. It is the parable of creation taking place all over again. Remember that the form of thought contains within it the design of thought as well. As makers in unity with connection we may continually perfect the designs and therefore the forms of our life. Who is the slave in this passsage. It is mind which is ruled by will which is the older brother showing compassion and knowledge to this slave. How you approach the very subject of mind within yourself will determine your success in becoming active in its operation. Approach mind with love and turn back your angry thoughts with love as from verse 77. Then connect with and expand that love to unravel the subjugation of your emotions which are also a slave to will through the actions of mind. What Modern Kabbalah is showing here is the relationship you have within yourself to your own destiny. Where you stand and how you administer your world makes all the difference between happiness and negativity. Stand upright in mind accepting the will of your maker, your heart's desire and prepare yourself to be blessed by all as this verse concludes with.

These themes are continued and as we see are even more directly addressed in the next verse 79

Bahir 79. Another explanation: [It is written] (Habakkuk 3:2), "I heard a report of You and I feared." [This means] "I understood what was reported about You and I feared." What did he understand? He understood God's thought. Even [human] thought has no end, for man can think, and descend to the end of the world. The ear also has no end and is not satiated. It is thus written (Ecclesiastes 1:8), "The ear is not satiated from hearing." Why is this so? Because the ear is in the shape of an Aleph. Aleph is the root of the Ten Commandments. Therefore "the ear is not satiated from hearing."

Commentary: You have unlimited capacity. Thought is what we hear within. Our capacity is related to what God's capacity is for listening and that is of course endless. When we realize this our lives change. What is called fear here is endless wonder that can appear as fear to the uninitiated but in the case of Modern Kabblah this fear is our sense of wonder. Once you experience this connection you are filled with wonder and can never get enough of this feeling. The feeling of wonder is what brings about inspiration which determines the course of our thought and what we are able to hear in each moment. We make ourselves new each time we recognize and let go into the capacity of infinity.
Situations occur that would otherwise never have appeared to your ears or listening capacity. Out of these situations new forms of thought arise causing even more variations. Your perspective changes offering new insights by the moment.

More specifics about this process are continued here:

Bahir Verse 80. What is the meaning of the letter Zayin in the word Ozen (ear)? We have said that everything that the Blessed Holy One brought into His world has a name emanating form its concept. It is thus written (Genesis 2:19), "All that the man called each living soul, that was its name." This teaches us that each thing's body was thus. And how do we know that each thing's name is its body? It is written (Proverbs 10:7) , "The memory of the righteous shall be a blessing, and the name of the wicked shall rot." What actually rots, their name or their body? [One must agree that it is their body.] Here too, [each thing's name refers to] its body.

Commentary: Here the process of thought coming into form is deliniated. First there is the Holy One which names a thing according to its concept. Start with your heart's desire and give it a name or simply call it your heart's desire. Every thought that issues forth because of your focus on your heart's desire is ensouled by this heart's desire. The body or the form that results comes from the 'memory of the righteous,' which means that the righteous or those who keep their focus on their heart's desire get to see their heart's desire appear in form. The blessing of our focus is the seeing of this focus in a body. The wicked here refers to what happens when we lose our focus. The body of our heart's desire rots. To further clarify it isn't just the body but the very idea or name of this body which dissipates. The key to preventing this dissipation is memory. Remember your heart's desire and love it and nuture it.

To complete these thoughts we must look at one more verse in this series:

Bahir Verse 81. What is an example of this? Take the word for root ­ Shoresh (Shin ­ Resh ­ Shin). The letter Shin looks like the roots of a tree. [ Resh is bent, since] the root of every tree is bent. And what is the function of the final Shin? This teaches us that if you take a branch and plant it, it will root again. What is its function of the Zayin [in Ozen ­ ear]? [Its numerical value is seven] corresponding to the seven days of the week. This teaches us that each day has its own power. And what is its function [in the word Ozen ]? This teaches us that just like there is infinite wisdom in the ear, so is there power in all parts of the body"

Commentary: Look now how our focus has caused our heart's desire to take root. Once it takes root then by remembering any other part of it (branch) we can restore it to it's original function. This is compared to the days which come one after another. The infinity of time and the infinity of the function of form is told. The same power which rules each day also rules every thought that has become attached to our heart's desire by our remembering to keep our focus on this heart's desire. This is what it means to say that there is infinite wisdom in the ear, What ever we find becoming associated with our heart's desire expands infinitely even to expressing itself into the all the forms of being or 'in all parts of the body.'

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Inner Voice - Self Directed or Outward directed

Listen; the voice that you hear inside is either reacting to something you've heard, or felt about some outside influence or it is acting because of your intention. Which one you hear as they say makes a world of difference.

Outward directed:
You respond to something someone said. You begin to have conversations with this person based upon their remark(s). You find yourself justifying your words. Your emotions become embroiled here getting more and more frustrated because this kind of inner voice offers no satisfaction and only confusion. This can occur because of a person, place or thing causing you to launch into a series of suppositions all based upon an erroneous beginning, which is your outward source. Once you find your self reflecting outwardly you can be sure of negativity coming in from everywhere. The reason for this negativity turns out to be a matter of polarity. Negativity is born from energy without a discernible center or a center of negativity. By definition the outward pulls on your mind do not promote your center.

Inward directed: Thoughts which seek the center of your being by the intentional spin your mind is shaping them into become thoughts that know themselves. they are energy producing thoughts. They bring about inspirational thought by their acts of creation.

Acts of creation: You have an intention. Call it your heart's desire. All kinds of situations now appear in your life to reflect that intention. These new situations are directly a result of keeping your focus internalize or inner directed. The Inner Voice now responds in kind to present ideas and to produce emotions which reinforce your Intention. Creation happens in the same way that an atom is split or that cells divide. We start with an idea and then make it better. In the process of making it better we experience growth. This growth occurs exponentially and does not occur in a straight line. As the cells divide and to become an individual all the random elements of the universe coincide to provide order in the system of a unique individual. As the atoms divide in during fission great forces are released in a burst of light and energy. These are the forces of creation that we see mirroring in life and in our thoughts about life.

Your life in the universe: You are one with the universe around you. As you expand in mind the universe correspondingly expands. You are an artist and the universe is your canvass. Take care to paint your pictures with Intention following the dictates of your heart's desire. Forget about your physicality for a moment and consider yourself luminous beings whose thoughts and desires are translated into the life force all around you. You are in the process of infinitely turning on the lights of your Intention and then following through to see just how much you may uncover in a moment's time.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Bahir Verse 76

There are three qualities that are emphasized in the following verse.
Let's see how they all come together.

Bahir Verse 76. What is the meaning of the verse (Habakkuk 3:2), "In
the midst of years make it known"? He said: I know that You are the
holy God, as it is written (Exodus 15:11), "Who is like You, mighty
in holiness?" Holiness is in You and You are in holiness.
Nevertheless, "in the midst of years make it known." What is the
meaning of "make it known"? [This means] that You should have mercy.
It is thus written (Exodus 2:25), "And God saw the children of
Israel, and God knew." What is the meaning of, "and God knew"? What
is this like? A king had a beautiful wife, and had children from her.
He loved them and raised them, but they went out to bad ways. He then
hated both them and their mother. The mother went to them and
said, "My children! Why do you do this: Why do you make your father
hate both you and me?" [She spoke to them in this manner] until they
had remorse and did the will of their father. When the king saw this,
he loved them as much as he did in the beginning. He then also
remembered their mother. This is the meaning of the verse, "And God
saw... and God knew." This is also the meaning of the verse, "In the
midst of years make it known."

First there is the quality of expression or the active interpretation
of inspiration brought about by the phrase, 'make it known.' This is
saying that 'in the midst of years,' or in the middle of time, stop
time and embrace timelessness. Timelessness is also symbolized by
the 'holiness of God' that is presented next. The phrase 'have mercy'
refers to the quality of choosing our good. Therefore in the moment
of inspiration choose your good. Be merciful even unto the holiness
that is your connection to your inner being. What does it mean to
say 'and God knew?' This means that our good cannot be ours unless we
choose it. When we choose our good or our thoughts of good we are one
with God in knowing our good. The story which explains this is
speaking about the adherents of thought. The mother or the wife of
the King is a thought which goes forth as closest to the King and is
the producer of the subsequent variations or permutations of the
ideas that emanate from King. The King hated them both, mother and
offspring because they did not reflect his will but were rather
against what he wanted to see take place. When the wife or mother
speaks to the children it is the same thing as our good now making
all of our thought atmosphere into a suitable place for the harmony
of the kingdom which once established allows the King to fully
embrace both Mother-Wife or first thought and the offspring of
thought which are the manifestations of thought as they appear and
grow through the changes in perception that occur throughout time but
remain constant in timelessness. It is therefore timelessness which
brings us back full circle to 'and God knew, and in the midst of
years.' This is to say that the holiness or sanctity of our ideas
must never be abandoned but always be foremost in our minds. It is
this sanctity or purety of intention that guarantees our perfection
in thought and in appearance as in the manifestation of our heart's

You may ask how come in Modern Kabbalah we keep coming back to 'our
heart's desire.' The answer is simple. We are self directed beings.
No matter what our level of compassion is for other's we are always
questioning what each experience holds in store for our personal
growth. Some may say that they perform acts with no thought of self gain,and yet it can only be with the highest thought of self that the hero jumps in to save the victim. No not for the glory of the act but for the glory of the self that knows no boundaries. The heroes who
willingly lay down their life do so because they believe in a
cause higher than themselves. In following the designs of their heart
in this manner they become one with this highest ideal. In this way
they have ultimately sacrificed for their highest aspirations or as
we would say for their 'heart's desire.' What we sacrifice for our
hearts desire is our ego and lower nature. By aspiring to reach the
totality of our being we put aside time and enter into timelessness
as the example above in Verse 76 illustrates. Practice timelessness,
holiness and their expression in your meditations this week. See how
all of these come together and feel the connection in your life and
in your breath.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Bahir Verse 75

Carefully we study verse 75. I say carefully because of it length and many allusions we have to separate the core meanings from their surrounding referents.

Bahir Verse 75. Why does the Torah say "righteousness, righteousness" twice? He said: Because the scripture continues (Psalm 18:13) , "At the glow opposite Him." The first "righteousness" is literal righteousness (Tzedek). This is the Divine Presence [i.e Shekinah] . It is thus written (Isaiah 1:21), "Righteousness dwells in it." What is the second "righteousness"? This is the righteousness that frightens the righteous. Is this righteousness charity (Tzadakah) or not? He said that it is not. Why? Because it is written (Isaiah 59:17), "He put on righteousness like a coat of mail, and [a helmet of salvation on His head]." His head is nothing other than Truth. It is thus written (Psalm 119L160), "The head of Your word is truth." Truth is nothing other than peace. It is thus written [that King Hezekiah said] (Isaiah 39:8), "There shall be peace and truth in my days." Is it possible for a man to say this? But this is what Hezekiah said: The attribute that You gave to David my ancestor is half of my days, and peace and truth are half of my days. It is for this reason that he mentioned "my days." He mentioned both "peace and truth" and "in my days," since it is all one. It is thus written (Genesis 1:5), "And it was evening, and it was morning, one day." [The day reconciles morning and evening, and is therefore peace.] Just as the day is peace, so he chose peace. It is therefore written (2 Kings 20:19), "Peace and truth shall be in my days." This shall be through the attribute that You gave to David. Regarding this, it is written (Psalm 89:37), "His throne shall be like the sun before Me."

Commentary: Take the two kinds of light and the two kinds of righteousness and pair them with one truth and another peace. These are the core elements of this verse. Then there is the phrase 'since it is all one.' Think for a moment about the light that every inspiration you have brings to you. Think how your mood and the actions you take are the resultant of your inspirations. You have an idea about something good to do and then you take action. All of your inspirations lead to openings within and without. Let go inside further to derive more light in our own way. The 'literal righteousness' is what you obtain from the truth that fills your mind. It is the truth of your own recognition of how your thoughts affect your experience. It is called literal because the meanings are straightforward, they are clear to the eyes of your awareness. The second type of righteousness is the kind referred to as that which frightens the righteous. Think not of fear but of awe, the awe of wonder that fills your mind that is overflowing with light. This second type of righteousness is not equated with charity in the sense that it is something that you give away to those in need. It is something that you wear as in putting on a coat of mail or a helmet of salvation. Now interestingly enough when the energy aroused by inspiration is gathered inside of our person it collects in your upper chakra or spiritual center and there radiates its influences all around you so that you are indeed protected in fact by these rays of vibration emanating from your good thoughts and their inspirational force. Taking this idea further in the verse above it says your head is nothing other than truth. That which sticks and inspires is the truth of your recognition of the processes taking place within you. It is awareness which is truth because it shows us our own reflections. There we see what and who we are without the coloration of the ego. Next we consider days, peace and truth and the relationships between all three. Days refers to the outpouring of mental substance into physical substance. It is time but it is yet a specialized type of time that is referred to here. When they say that the day reconciles the morning it simply means one is the outgrowth of the other. We see peace between there is the harmony between thought -word and form as in evening - morning and day. First there is the thought (evening), then there is the morning (the word which expresses the thought and is the continuation of the thought in its next phase of creation0 and then finally the day, where all is revealed. It is where the completion of a cycle has taken place. To say that 'peace and truth shall be in my days,' means that what I see before me shall be exactly as I have envisioned it. Only then will I recognize this truth and then my soul or the inmost part of my being shall resound with the harmony of peace. This peace makes you at one with the entire cycle. In this unity do you therefore learn the process and as a result come to know it in more ways as you go along. There is the sense that our purpose is to live each day in peace and truth by becoming that which we are seeking. It sounds simple but the ego has many ways of diverting us from this simple life. Still with reminders of the unlimited certainty of unity we can build each day in this fashion. Finally the attribute given to David is discussed, 'his throne shall be like the sun before Me.' What is the sun? It is a shining reflection of the light of God. It is the symbolic pouring forth from Keter of the brilliance of creation. It is the shining forth of your thoughts now self aware which make your experiences self aware. This self awareness means that your life is full of meaning and you see your pitfalls even before they are able to be of much depth. The danger passes without you having to go through it. This is as David experienced with Saul. Take note here and take heart. All is being revealed.

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