The Deepest Secret of Kabbalah Explained

A while back I wrote an article titled The Deepest Secret of Kabbalah. In it, I revealed that whatever we truly desire in life we can have and we are only limited to the extend that we don’t truly desire it. And that is as true today in this highly complicated world as it was thousands of years ago. The understanding here is that those that have special things in their lives have it because they truly desired it–even if it came to them relatively easily–and those that don’t, it’s because they only gave lip-service to those things.  Being jealous about something or even obsessed with it, is not true desire for that object, it’s just a desire to complain about it.

Here’s how it works. All students of Kabbalah know that there are 10 (or 11 including the reservoir called Da’at) sefirot which comprise the dimensional structure of the universe and each of these have 10 sub-sefirot.  They also know that these are hierarchical from Keter (crown) at the top to Malchut (kingdom) at the bottom.  But why Kingdom at the bottom?

Here is another powerful secret, we are all architects of our own world; we are the kings of our Kingdom.  To the extend that you grasp this in your heart, you will be able to not only understand life, but take control over it, and thus achieve your true desires.

It’s commonly believed in Kabbalah that we are at the bottom of the tree-of-life (Malchut of Malchut), vessels receiving only reflected filtered Light from above. And that’s not wrong.  Neverthless, the Arizal also said we are at the top of Malchut, head of the Kingdom.  There’s no discrepancy here as there are many levels of Malchut.  There is the all-important Malchut of Yesod at the crucial juncture between Zeir Anpin and Malchut (Heaven and Earth) and then lower down on the hierarchy there are the 10 sub-levels of Malchut within the greater sphere of Malchut.

The Tanahk contains endless stories about kings. As does the Bahir, the main Kabbalistic text prior to the Zohar. And there are endless stories about Kings amongst the educational stories of the sages and tzaddikim? Why?

Is it because there is a large audience of interested Kings out there? Or because a peasant needs to know how a King acted or should act? Or is it because we all have the power to be Kings if we’d only wake up to it, and the sages understood that?

Of course that power doesn’t derive from us, the same way the kings in your world don’t have any special powers of their own–they are just people, no different from the rest of us. The power, for those that understand, comes through Arich Anpin, the partzuf of Keter, in other words a higher aspect of G-d’s divine will. The divine will to create is a life-force that we eventually tap into and use to shape our own individual kingdoms.

You may be asking yourself if you’re the architect of your own kingdom (world), how come everyone else sees the world more or less as you do and not their own way? The answer is that they exist in your world only for you. It’s like the holodeck on Startrek; they don’t really exist, but because you created them they are very very real to you.  And unless you obtain an extremely high level of spiritual enlightenment, you had better continue treating them as real because the consequences are grave. If it makes you feel better there are myriad other souls going through similar experience as you and because they are tapping into the same divine will, their worlds are similar in structure and all the worlds have the same divine intricately encoded guidebook, The Torah.

Nevertheless, Kabbalah teaches us that because we created our world we can learn from everything/everyone in it.  It’s a beautifully large window into our psyche and our tikkunim (karmic corrections).  Every time you see or hear about something terrible happening in the world, remember you wrote that news report and need to ask yourself why? What were you trying to tell yourself about yourself? And when things go wrong in our worlds, as they do so often, we can react to them and blow up, or we can realize that we requested (designed) them and enjoy the process of fixing them.  Think of your kingdom as an amusement park for your soul.

Unfortunately, our bodies and minds are just the clothes of our souls and like our jackets and jeans they pay the price when we decide to play in the mud. While we continue acting like a jacket, unconscious, and just going along for the ride, we’ll have no control over what happens in our world, but if we learn to align ourselves with our souls we can experience the amusements and thrills of our world as they do.

The real question, though, is if we are the architects of our own kingdoms, why do so many of us choose to be peasants in those kingdoms and not the king?

You designed and built the kingdom and then decided to be peasant in it with control over only a tiny piece of it instead of all of it.  Why? I’m sure your soul is having fun, but are you? What’s missing? Your desire to be king.

President Obama was no one special, with no real work, political, leadership, or business experience, yet he had the true desire to be a king, and thus became one–your king, in your kingdom.  So far you have achieved exactly what you desired–you must have because you are the architect.

When two top football players go up together to catch a ball hurling toward them, who comes down with it? Not the best athlete, but the one with the most desire. The same can be said for teams. It’s not the one with the best or most expensive players, it’s the team with the most desire that wins the game.

The beauty of it all is that you can redesign your kingdom at any time.  The Ana B’koach (42-letter Name of G-d) can help, but if you want to be king, prince, princess, or a star in your kingdom you have to truly desire it in your heart.   You’ve got to really want it.

Lots more secrets to follow soon…

5 thoughts on “The Deepest Secret of Kabbalah Explained”

  1. Welcome back! I thought the article was very interesting,but one thing I know for sure is that President Obama is not my king in my kingdom…….I had nothing to do with that!! My King is the The King of Kings…Creator of Heaven and Earth! Oh,and I’m not a peasant….but I am a bond-servant!! Never in my life have I ever wanted to be a king/queen….YHVH is King! As far as I can tell President Obama is still just a man,no one special and still has no real work…’s not what you know ,but WHO you know and at what level your willing to jump or bow or what body parts your willing to kiss to climb the so called corporate ladder of success! I think you’d better take a deeper look around and consider rearranging some of “YOUR” furniture in “YOUR” kingdom!

  2. I hope I didn’t mislead anyone else, as the Creator would always be above the King, at least 1000 infinite levels higher. That is the whole point. Kingdom, Malchut is the lowest of the levels, which is why we can create an illusionist world within it. The very elements we build our world with (physicality) are filled with negative husks (klippot) that suck on the remnants of the destroyed world (the 8 kings/kingdoms) of Tohu. In all the other higher levels, the light of the creator is so strong no one would want to try an build something of there own. The lowly malchut is different. And yes, President Obama is a King in my world and as per my explanation above he is far from being G-d. And no, I didn’t consciously want him as such, but I must accept my responsibility for his being there nonetheless. It is a throne I abdicated . My desires were directed in other directions.

  3. Shalom and welcome back Jeff!
    Your reappearance after a long hiatus probably has to do with the timing of Divinely ordained events of the acharit hayamim / the latter days. It seems that as such we are being sent the necessary revelations which we need to resist and win over the klipot that have been held in reserve, which are reappearing with increasing force to fight for their very lives to hold us prisoners. If this is true, than we who, by HaShem’s grace are aware of these realities, are to be Divinely “strengthened” as well, for we are called into a small pioneering “army” to do just that, as the great truths of the “restoration” are revealed to release us from the klipot, in order that we may do our individual tasks in the collective “service” assigned to that army. We are not to use these revelations for personal aggrandizement and gain, but see them as signals for us to first prayerfully ask for the cleansing that must precede and prepare us for such service. In fact, if this is so, it behooves ALL of us on this list to ask the El Elyon to send us more instructions just on this all-important “boot camp” preparation. If we do that in a concerted effort, than we will begin to accept our calling /drafting into Divine service as His “eddah” (Isa. 43:10, 12).

  4. Welcome back, Jeffrey.

    We missed you a lot.

    Keep your teachings coming. It’s not only getting hotter out here, it’s getting hotter,FASTER out here. Your insights are always a breath of fresh air and a re-focusing of our directions. We learn much from the perspectives that you share with us.

    I pray for you and yours in your world. May YHWH bless you with your desires!

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