The Secret of Water: Water is life, Water is King, G-d is in the Water

It had rained for 2 days straight and with the flood water rising in my backyard, I was reading the Zohar on parsha Noach last night, and not surprisingly there are many insights there into the nature of water.

What is in the water we drink? How long can we go without a glass of water. When we fast on Yom Kippur and Tish B’av what are we depriving ourselves of, restricting from. Is it just from our physical desires?

Genesis (Bereshit) 7:4 “And it rained upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights…”

From Exodus (Shemot) 24:18 ” And Moshe entered into the midst of the cloud…Moshe came to the cloud where Elohim was…Moshe was on the mountain for 40 days and 40 nights.”

What was so important about there being 40 days and 40 nights? If the Torah had told us only about 40 days or 40 nights we would have inferred the other without a second thought.

Why was there a front side 40 and a backside 40?

Both the rains the clouds are comprised wholly of water, the essence of life. Moreover, they are both water from above, from on high if you will.

Mayim, water is spelled MYM which each mem (M) having a value of 40, a front side 40 and a backside 40.

In between the two mems (MM) is the letter yud (Y), which mimics the actual physical construction of the water molecule, H2O, two hydrogen atoms and one Oxygen one in the center. If we assume a divine plan to life, then we can assume that the HOH is spiritually connected and represented by HVH, the Hebrew equivalent. And then if we add that to mayim, MYM, we get MEM (MM) and YHVH, the Tetragrammaton.

Now it just so happens the the letter Mem (MM) in gematria sofit (final letter) is 640 and YHVH is always 26, so (MM and YHVH) can very well equal 640 + 26 = 666. And thus 666 can be the symbol of life giving waters of Hashem (God).

Moreover, the spelled-out letter Mem (MM) has the ordinal value of 26, again that of the YHVH, the ineffable Name of G-d.

The actual molecular structure would be M(YHVH)M, and it would help explain why there is no physical life without water.

Why is the very first thing we learn after hearing that “G-d created Heaven and Earth” in Genesis 1:1 that in Genesis 1:2 “He hovered above the waters?” We can write endlessly as to what this means, but the 21st word in the Torah is “the waters, ” mentioned even before “the Light,” stressing its importance.

This would also explain the extraordinary similarities between water (MYM) and KIng (MLC), both of which have the numerical value of 90, and the ordinal value of 36, which together are each 90 + 36 =126, which is also 126 = 3 x 42, as in the 42-Letter Name of G-d (Shem Mem-bet). another secret of 126 is that it is also 100 + 26, or the value of keter, the highest spiritual level and 26, the YHVH.

Moreover, the gematria atbash (reverse alphabet cipher) of water, MYM is YMY, is of numerical value 60, while the gematria atbash of Melech, king (MLC) is (YCL) or 60 as well. And the small (gematria katan) value of each is also the same, 4+1+4 = 9 = 4+3+2. And similarly in E’bG’d gematria, where each letter is switched for the next highest ordinal value letter, the values of the two 3-letter words become 50+20+50 = 120 = 50+40+30.

And while there are other similarities we’ll just note that the gematria of both words is also 400+100+400 = 900 = 400 + 300 + 200, with 900 being the value of the final final letter in the Alef-bet (alphabet), Zaddi, who also has the value of 90, which as you recall was the original simple value of both water and king.

There are no other word pairs with such similar spiritual structures, and of course, Hashem is known as the King, the King of Kings. In kabbalistic spirituality, the more alike something is in form the shorter the distance between them and the stronger the ties/bonds between them. Between King and Water there’s very little distance, one hovering above the other.

But back to water itself, If we spell out the letters in mayim, we get MM, YVD, MM whose simple value is 80 + 20 + 80 = 180, which is 10 x 18, and 18 is the value of the the Hebrew word, chai, life, and thus symbolizes life throughout the 10 dimensions (serifot). Life from water! And it’s no coincidence that the square root of 18 is 4.242640, or Maschiah Ben David (424), YHVH (26) and 40.

And while the mem-yud spelled out has the value (100), that of Keter, the crown, the highest sefira/dimension, the final mem (MM) can be thought of as the 40 days and 40 nights.

So knowing that G-d (YHVH) is in the water and that water is connected to the highest spiritual level and purity, what do you think happens when we contaminate and pollute our water? What spiritual message do you think that is sending to the universe? Wouldn’t that be figuratively like throwing (G-d forbid, Has v’shalom) garbage at G-d. So what does that say about us and our readiness to receive the Mashiach, the Messiah.

When we restrict from drinking water in our fasts, we are reminding ourselves how important it is to have G-d, Hashem, in our lives, how our sustenance and survival is dependent upon it. But of course, we must understand why we are restricting before we can reap the benefits. There have been may scientific tests that show water is indeed sensitive at the structural level to different energy (vibes). So rather than restricting a couple days of years, let’s restrict the whole year from negativity, from polluting the waters of the earth physically and spiritually. Like attracts like; like below is above. Moses attracted the Clouds-of-glory. Noach’s generation attracted the devastating flood waters. The erev rav got 40 years in the desert for their lack of faith. And our generations? We invented acid rain. We need to do better.

The word “the heavens,” H’Shama’im, the 5th word in the Torah (Bible), contains the word water (mayim). Is that a coincidence too? Mayim (water) is repeated twice within the first 2 verses of the Torah, in the 5th (H’Shama’im) and in the 21st word, the waters H’mayim. Together, 5 + 21 = 26, the value of the YHVH. Together the numerical value of the full two words is equivalent to that of H’Shechinah and to “The KING, a complicated concept that in simple terms refers to the integration of the male and female aspects of G-d and the universe in harmony, the mutual giving and receiving in purity. Numerically, it’s 395 + 95 + 26 (kolel for the ordinal; word value) =516, the number of times Moses needed to pray in order to bring H’Mashiach, the Messiah.

Now here is another deep secret, a deep Bible code if you will. In known by chazal that the waters that split the Red Sea (See of Reeds) were programmed to do so since the dawn of creation. The first mention of water in the Torah is in the word H’Shama’im in the Torah’s 1st verse. The letters for water (MYM) are the 19th, 20, and 21st letters in the Torah, and the 3 verses of the splitting of the Red Sea, the 3 sequential verses of 72 letters from which the 72 Names of G-d are derived, are Exodus (Shemot) 14:19, 20, and 21.

As it was in the beginning, G-d hovers above the waters. The waters are a powerful direct connection we have to G-d; let’s use them in a positive way, in the pure way they were meant to be used. And let’s bring about the Moshiach in our generation.

The Torah  gives us a final clue to how we can help purify the waters again, physically and spiritually, and that is found int eh number of times the word water (mayim) is found in one form or another in the Torah.  It’s found 173 times and 173 is the small gematria value of the 42-Letter name of G-d, (the Shem Mem-Bet, also known as the Ana B’koach).

The Halfway Point and the End of the Alphabet

We’ve seen that in the Divine calendar from Adam to Mashiach, year 0 to year 5778 HC there is midpoint marked by the midpoint of King David’s 70 years life, the year 2889 HC. And it’s known by chazal that אדם (ADAM) stands for Adam-David-Mashiach. It’s also known that because David was necessary for mankind but given no life of his own until the end of time in 5778 that Adam gave 70 years of his proposed 1000 year life for David and thus lived only 930 years.

But it’s also known that Jacob gave up 33 of the years of his life since he was supposed to live as love as Isaac, his father (180) and that Joseph likewise gave up 37 years of his life since he was to live to 147 like Jacob, and not the 110 that he did. Together they sacrificed 33 + 37 = 70 years, but since David already had his life allotted to him by Adam, who received the patriarch’s 70 years. Just perhaps these are the 70 final years from the founding of Israel in 5708 to the final redemption in 5778.

So considering this divine calendar so perfect in its construct as delineated in the Book The Divine Calendar, what significance is there in David’s birth in 2854 HC, exactly 406 years after the reception of the Torah at Mt Sinai in 2448, seeing as 406 is the numerical value of the letter Tav, the last of the 22 regular letters, the one representing the end and malchut. If David’s birth was the end, what followed?

And while there were 406 years from the giving of the Torah to King David’s birth in 2854 and 406 is the spelled-out value of the letter tav (ת), there were an additional 906 years until the year 3760, the pivotal year 0 CE in the Gregorian calendar and 906 is the sofit value for the spelled out letter koof (ק). There were also 906 years (representing Koof) from the Covenant of Abraham to the Birth of King David, displaying symmetry with the Birth of King David at the apex and/or bottom depending on your perspective.

Now the letter combination Tav-koofתק is not commonly used as a word in Hebrew, but the Zohar does use it to describe the actual distance/length of the Tree-of-Life, which is 500 parsangs פרסה according to the Zohar, the Book of Splendor. It is an interesting description for the distance (in spirituality time is measured as distance, and distance as similarity of form) between the giving of the Torah and the pivotal beginning of the Gregorian calendar-from one end of the tree-of-life unto the other.

But if we were to extend outwards from the year 0 CE (3760) that same distance of 500 parsangs, which we now know to be 406 + 906 = 1312 years, the next edge of the Tree-of-Life would reach the year 1312 CE or 5072 HC, which is 706 years before 5778 HC, the prophesied date of the arrival of the Messiah. And 706 is the value of the composite letters (nun sofit and vav) in the letter ץ Zaddi sofit, the last of the 5 final letters םןץףך, and the last of the total 27 letters in the Hebrew Alphabet (alef-bet), the end of the end.

Since we know Adam was to live 1000 years and 1000 is Elef (אלף) and thus also Alef (אלף) than we see the 2889 calendar spread out from Adam to David and from Alef-to-Tav. There is a kabbalistic refrain for the word Atah, אתה, said in every blessing, and that is from Alef to tav to the ה hey of malchut. This hey (ה) represents the 5 final letters, Manzipach, (םןץףך, ךםןףץ), whose simple numerical value is 280 and who collectively represent judgment. Their final value is 3500 and 3500 – 2889 = 611, the numerical value of the “Torah.”

And considering that Zaddi is the last of the 5 final letters, it’s very apropos that the spelled-out values of the composite letters (ן nun sofit and vav ו) that make of the Zaddi sofit(ץ) is 778, as in 5778.

We know that the 78 in 5778 represents the tree-of-life through its initials, the Ayin-Chet (numerical value 78) of YZ ChYYM, and we’ve just learned the the letter Zaddi sofit (ץ) will be found at the end of time (5778), so now we can better understand the reason David had to be given 70 years of life, and also the reason that the Patriarchs had to give up 70 years of their lives in order to support us during the final 70 years from Israel becoming a nation in 5708 until 5778.  The 70 years is the Ayin (Y) of value 70 in the word tree, which in the end of days will be combined with the Zaddi sofit (ץ) to form Etz, (ץ), the tree.  And Chaim (life) (ChYYM) can be permuted to form Mashiach (MShYCh) when the second letter Yud is converted to a Shin through gematria albam.  Thus when Mashiach comes in the end of days, we’ll have available to us the tree-of-life (10 sefirot) consciousness, the ability to see beyond the illusion of reality.

And the word for reality in Hebrew (MZYEVT) is comprised on Metz (MZ) meaning chaff (the surrounding husks we throw off/away) and 10 (Y) Ot (EVT), meaning signs, or possibly 10 sefira, thus what we call reality  now is in actually a covering of the signs we need to guide us through life, a covering of the 10 sefirot, which is life itself, the life of the soul.  Once H’Mashiach comes along the chaff will be blown away for those that really want to see, to live.  For 3330 (or 50 jubilee x 66.6 years) since the time of the 10 signs/plagues we’ve sampled this every Pesach (Passover) when we cleansed our homes of all H’MZ (chaff).  But we haven’t been able to rid ourselves of the Metz (chaff) inside us, inside our heads.

So it seems that the year 5778 is not only the end of the Divine Calendar, but of the Hebrew alef-bet as well.  What happens thereafter has yet to be written.

We do need to work on getting rid of the metz (chaff) in our heads; that much is clear.  No drop from above happens without two drops from below, work and faith.  The Mashiach will come.  It’s up to each of us to benefit from it.  Remember, the future is yet to be written.

4 Wells and the Source of the Living Waters

What do the 4 wells in parsha Toldot have to do with Isaac being 60 and with the fountain of life?

The Torah begins with the word for “well” permuted in its verse first 3 letters (BRE to BER), and actually it repeat it as the second word in the Torah (BRE to BER). Why?

And together they add to 406, the value of the spelled-out letter tav (TB). Why is the end in the beginning?

Let’s jump ahead to Toldot, the 6th portion of the Torah, where we learn about Isaac digging wells, and as the Arizal points out “the well (H’Be’er) has the same numerical value of Isaac (Yitzchak).

There are four wells mentioned, but the Arizal in his commentary on this portion, really goes deeper into the first two and then concentrates on the phrase from the portion (Bereshit 26:19) “a well of fresh spring water” (be’er mayim chayim), living waters.

The names of the 4 wells are Eisek, Sitnah, Rechovot, and Sheba, and while the Ari equates Eisek with the aspect of the Tetragrammaton known as Av (Chocma), and Sitnah with that of Sag (Binah), he skips the other two and connects “a well of fresh spring water” (be’er mayim chayim) with Mah (Zeir Anpin). That said, the names Eisek, (AShK) meaning contention, and Sitnah, (ShTtNH) meaning harassment, are both found in the second line of the 42-Letter Name of G-d, (the Ana B’koach): Eisek = KRAShTtN and Sitnah = HRYShTtN and the only letter not utilized in teh line is the resh (R), as in Rechovot (RChBVT) meaning “open spaces.”

As for Sheba (ShBA), the shin and ayin as included in this second line so the collective letters not utilized in the 4 wells are H, Ch,B,V,T and B) and these 6 letters sum to 423 and is we add 1 for the kolel, we get 424, the value for Mashiach Ben David, the Messiah.

Now, while the word Rechovot from which most of the extraneous letters come from has the word value 616, the same as that of H’Torah, “The Torah,” the final letters of Eisek, Sitnah and Rechovot (K,H,T) have the numerical value of 505, Sarah, from which the Mashiach connection stems, as we’ve discussed in numerous posts.

As an aside, please note, that the difference from H’Torah to Sarah is 616 – 505 = 111, the value of Alef, as in the Alef of Abraham, who also had dug wells before Isaac did, and is also the other half of the Mashiach equation.

So what is the spiritual significance of digging wells?

The 4th well, was dug at Beer Sheva, meaning satisfy/content and also seven (7) when G-d blessed Isaac and told him he’s multiply his seed for Abraham’s sake. It has the numerical value of 372. And when we consider the aspect of the Tetragrammaton known as Mah (Zeir Anpin) (YVD HE VEV HE) and use the spelled-out value of the 3 alefs (333) in it and add them to the value of the rest of the letters (42), subtract ing the kolel for the 3 alefs we get 333 + 42- 3 = 372.

Now considering that a well or cistern is a vessel, usually associated with the level of malchut (our world) and that zeir anpin is the 6 dimensions (sefirot) that channel the light (flow of energy/life) into our world, we find that the 7 in total are functioning properly at Beer Sheva to transmit the flow of energy necessary for G-d’s blessing to carry on through Isaac and to the future generations.

And since we know that the 42-Letter Name (the Ana B’koach) is directly associated with these 7 sefirot and that it acts as our channel to the upper worlds, we see why the early wells were tied in to it. Moreover, they were tied into the 2nd line of the Name, the line that is directly associated with Isaac’s energy. Using this analogy, the 4th well must be connected to the 4th line of the Name, and thus the point of the flowing blessings as well.

From the phrase “a well of fresh spring water” (be’er mayim chayim), we see that the first letters of the first 2 words spell out mem-bet as in the Shem mem-bet, the 42-Letter Name of G-d, and that the first letters of all 3 words add up to 50, representing Binah. And the full 3 words add up to 360. Moreover, if we add the 3 for the kolel for the 3 words we get 360 + 3 + 363, the numerical value of H’Mashiach.

And when we add those first letters of the living waters B,M,Ch, totaling 50 to the first letters of the first 3 named wells (A,Sh,R), totaling 570, or 10 times zan, sustenance, we get 50 + 570 = 620, the numerical value of Keter, the highest sefira/dimension.

There are 22 letters in the named wells and the phrase about the living waters in them, a not-so-subtle hint about a connection to the 22 letters of the alef-bet. So when we add the 3 named wells plus the 22 letters that comprise them we get 470 + 364 + 616 + 360 + 22 = 1832 and if we add 1 for the kolel, we get 1833.

Now, as is explained in depth in The Genesis Prayer, the central two letter pair, sitting at the center of the 4th (middle) line of the 42-Letter Name add up to 290, the value of Miriam, Moses’ sister, whose wells provided endless water and life for the Israelites throughout their 42 journeys on the way to the promised land

As also explained in depth in The Genesis Prayer, this central pair, Resh-Zaddi (RZ) also control a meditative gateway to fulfill that blessing and to help with conception and pregnancy, as well as with finding soul mates, as Rivka and Rachel and Moses did with their wells.

There is definite mid-point in the 42 letter Name, the place where the two drops from heaven, the two Ehyeh (EHYH), each of value 21, meet, 21 letters from the beginning and 21 letters from the end, a place where if the Name was split in two and the first letter was multiplied by the last and so forth and the 21 square roots taken, they’d add up to 358, the value of Mashiach. At this very place on the 4th line, the total numerical value up to that point is 1833, like the waters flowing through the 4th well. Is there a better place to find Keter?

And the ordinal value of the two letters at this special point, resh (R) and zaddi(Z) are 20 and 18, as in 2018 HC, the year of the Covenant of Abraham, also known as the Covenant of Halves, when G-d first promised to make Abraham’s descendants as numerous as the stars, etc. It’s also as in the year 2018 CE, the year prophesied for the arrival of the Messiah, at the end of the 4th exile.

And since these wells connected to the 22 letters, it’s important to note that there are 1833 letter Samech’s (S) in the Torah, adn teh value of Samech (S) is 60, as in the 60 years of Isaac’s age when he re-dug the wells of Abraham and stood in beer Sheba and G-d renewed (for no apparent reason) his blessing with Abraham, telling Isaac that he will multiply his seed. For no apparent reason other than making this gift of the Resh-zaddi gateway obvious to us and our generation.

And when we add the value of samech (60) to the value of the resh (200) and zaddi (90) we get 350 and if we then add the kolel of the 10 letters in “a well of fresh spring water” (be’er mayim chayim) we get “a well of fresh spring water” (be’er mayim chayim) = 360 – 10 = 350 = the RSZ well of flowing abundance and chesed (loving-kindness).

We also know from chazal that as the mid-way point in our journey so to speak this well (R-Z) protects us from the obstacles in our paths if we persevere and continue our journey until the end, seeing the illusions for what they are and reaching the promised land.

If we add the value of samech (60) to the full value of the 42 letters (3701) we get 3761 as in the year 1, or the 1st year on our new journey or 2018 years toward 2018 CE. Our first journey of 2018 years got us as far as the blessing in 2018 HC. There are 3760 years between the two events, 10 times the value of Shalom (peace, 376), or 10 times the value of Esau (376), about whom the Torah immediately tells after G-d extended his Covenant through Isaac, that Esau took a wife from the Hittites a source of grief for Isaac and Rivka.

And where do these wells flow from?

The Airzal tells us they flow from Gan Eden, the garden of Eden.

The Ark that contains the Torah is called H’CLY and we know from chazal that CLI stands for Cohen, Levi, and Yehudi, and that it has the value of 60, so when we open the Ark, we can metaphorically open the resh and the zaddi curtains (RZ) and connect to that flow from Gan Eden. We can also do that every time we do the Ana B’koach.

And note that it is in the 4th line (BTtRZTG) of the 42-letter name that we find word Brit, (BRYT) Covenant, slightly concealed. Since the Zaddi can be split into its two component parts, the Nun (N) and a backwards resh that in the time of Mashiach will be turned around, we have spelled out sequentially (B R Y T) Brit in the center of the line. So whose Brit and whose Covenant are gifted to us in that middle line of G-d’s Name?

This a special gateway available to all.  And to those that understand, the Samech (S) between the Resh-Zaddi (RZ) is the samech of Sulam (ladder) and of Sinai, both with the numerical value 130, which is why in Jacob’s famous dream in Vayetze Bereshit 28:12, the ladder was set up on the earth (ERZH).  It is the place of “running and returning.”

Use the gift, share the gift, and open the flowing waters in your life. Use the gift, share the gift, and help someone in need be fruit, righteous, and to multiply. Use the gift, share the gift and in the 8 final years to 5778 (2018) help fulfill the Covenant and be there for the Brit of Mashiach.