Shining The Light

I haven’t written much this week. I’ve been too busy cleaning and cleaning. Every Pesach (Passover) we invite Eliyahu Hanavi and H’Mashiach into our homes and lives and if we’ve made the proper environment for them they will come.

This Erev Pesach we will be doing the Blessing on the Sun, whose brightness burns at 5778 K. As previously discussed, the Blessing of the Sun connects us to creation and the first 28 letters and/or 7 words of the Bible. This special Blessing happens only every 28 years, and we will be entering the 207th cycle since Creation and 207 is the gematria of “Light.” This Pesach, more than any other since the exodus 66.6 jubilee years ago, a great light will be revealed (the process will begin), and while the darkness easily hides our filth, impurities and sins, in the bright light of the Sun all gets revealed.

This Torah portion, not by coincidence is Tzav, and its all about the cleansing of our souls, which by the way is not what Mashiach is coming to do. He is coming to help elevate them; we must do the cleansing first.

The portion (parsha) Tzav discusses the purification process that Aaron HaCohen and his sons had to go through in order to do their jobs in the Tabernacle as channels for all of Israel. This process lasted 7 days, and on the 8th is the final completion, which we’ll read in the next portion, Shemini (the Eighth). Of course, this is akin to the process of the Brit Milah and the circumcision (the removal of the negativity on 8th day).

The process of the 7 years will begin this Pesach, making the 8th year, the Brit (Covenant) of Moshiach in 5777.78-5778.28 HC (2018 CE), the same years as G-d’s Covenant with Abraham (2018 HC).

So if the prophesies of the tzaddikim are correct, the process of the cleansing of our world and souls in order for the Light of Moshiach to be fully revealed will take 207 (Light, Ohr) cycles of 28 years plus 7 years, which fully reflects the 28 letters and 7 words of Creation.  It’s then that we add the 1 (One) for the 1st verse, and can receive the One.

So with the Light about to intensify greatly, I’ve been spending my time cleansing. The process of 7 and 1 (the 8th day/year), is the process of  the physical and the spiritual.  We must work through the first 7 sefirot (dimensions) before we get fully disembodied and get beyond the influence  of negativity, which is why we must cleanse for 7 + 1 days.  This is why we must eat Matzah and not chametz for 7 + 1 days during Pesach.

Our homes are metaphors for our bodies and both of them are vessels for our souls, which have inner and surrounding Light, one metaphysically being the vessel for the other.  Any chametz in our homes  and bodies will be revealed by the great light to come, and will be reflections on our souls.  Every room relates to a different part of our body, and different aspect of our soul.  Every window and doorway is another portal of our soul. Floors and ceilings; malchut and keter.   And the dirt in the deepest cracks is the blockages built up in the deepest recesses of our minds and souls.

Even if this wasn’t the final cycle, a great Light is revealed every Pesach , which is the only reason that Pesach occurs when it does every year.

So clean, clean, clean, and bring the spiritual into your physical world.  As you clean, meditate that every bit of chametz you are wiping and washing away is an impurity and blockage from your body, your relationships, and your soul.

The portion Tzav begins with the phrase that makes the unification of the spiritual and physical words we’ve already discussed, “G-d is speaking to Moses.” He’s also speaking to us.  We can bridge the gap.  He’s given us the spiritual technology and all the tools to reveal it.  If we reverse the letters of Tzav, we get the numerical value of 906, which is not only when King David was born, 906 BCE, but the numerical value of the last line of the 42-Letter Name (Ana B’koach).

Do the physical cleansing.  Do the meditations to make your efforts pay off on multiple levels. And do the Ana B’koach, concentrating on the last line (ShKVZYT), the one aligned with the energy of manifestation/David and Mashiach who will manifest through the House of David.  Remember, when you clean your house, you are also cleaning His.  If you do it with that as your consciousness, all your blockages will be removed and you’ll bask in the Light, rather than burn.

Shabbat Shalom

“Song of the Well” from which we Draw the Light

…continued from the “Song of the Sea” at Shmot 15:1-21, paragraph 42, where we discussed the connection of the flowing Light to water, the mikve concept, the name Ehyeh and the 42-Letter Name of G-d, all their conjoined connections to H’Moshiach (the Messiah), and also the importance of joyful singing in appreciation of Hashem.

The next song sung in the Bible is also about water. It is the “Song at the Well” found at Bamidbar 21:17-20, and not coincidentally we find that the first well drank from in the Torah is found at Bereshit 21:17-20, when G-d gives Hagar and young Ishmael relief and offers to make him a mighty nation. This cannot be a coincidence, but the difference was Hagar and Ishmael didn’t give thanks. Yet G-d kept his promise and made him a mighty nation, a nation of unquenchable thirst.

And neither can the fact that the word well, Ber (BER) is found 22 times in the Torah, an indication of the flow of light through the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and that all the permutations of Ber, such as in the Torah’s 2nd word, Barah (BRE) add up to 28, the same total number of time2 the word “river” is used in the Torah.

Well and River?

Wells are dug. Rivers flow down from the mountains. The rivers refer to the flow of Light from the upper rivers above, while the wells are the vessels, recipients of this flow, which is why Abraham and the Patriarchs were always digging wells, to prepare our vessels for the Light. This is also why Miriam, a female, was in charge of the well. She was a natural vessel, while Moses was a natural channel, and more like a river in nature.

The first verse of the Torah also has 28 letters, and of the first 9 of those letters, the permuted BER (well) to BER (to create) was included twice, BRESHYT BRE because it takes two drops from below to cause one to flow down from above, which is also why the Moshiach prophecies are based on 666, or 2/3. We have to move 2/3 of the way ourselves and G-d will do the rest.

And that BER (well) and BER (to create) are spiritually related is easily understood if one sees BER (well) as the feminine principal or vessel, which is what creates, gives birth, or manifests. While a river can flow all day long, the water (or Light) must be drawn into a vessel in order to irrigate and nourish and breed life.

Interestingly enough, those 9 letters, including their ordinal value sum to 1215, and as we discussed in our article on the Shakings of the Lulav, all the diverse elements of the Sukkot holiday add up to 100 (Sach) + 91 (sukkah) + 1024 (4 species) = 1215. There is a reason for 1215, but we wont go into it now, but when we take away 1 for the kolel, and get 1214, much of the technology gets revealed. For example, amongst the 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse, there are 11 unique letter and they also have a complete value (ordinal plus standard gematria) of 1214. Also 1214 is the exact numerical value of “70 languages” (ShBAYM LShVNVT), corresponding to the 70 nations and the 70 faces of the Torah. And furthermore, 1214 is the exact value for the “permutation of the letters” (ZYRVP H’EVTYVT), which the Torah seems to be telling us to do, as did Abraham, the Patriarch, in his Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation).

This helps explains the water connection, “Pouring of the Water” (nisuch hamayim), during and to the holiday of Sukkot. And during the time of teh Holy Temple, “Pouring of the Water” was accompanied by signing and dancing and much celebration, just as it should be, considering the first songs of the Torah are about water, and the flow of the Light.

That the exact word well (Beer, BER), found 22 times in the Torah, is obviously connected with the 22 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, through which Light flows into our world, but a deep secret revealed in The Genesis Prayer is that the Well of Miriam is located at the very center of 42-Letter Name matrix in the Reish-Zaddi (RZ) pair, at letters #21 and 22 of the 42 letters, at the place also known as the Brit of Mashiach, as discussed in previous blogs. Moreover, the numerical value of the RZ pair is 290, the same as Miriam.  Because of the special properties of the mikve, those concerned about fertility and the conception of righteous children, shold read the special section in The Genesis Prayer regarding the 42-letter Name and this special connection within it.  Many people for many generations including ours have received so-called miracles from it, which we know to be just the tree-of-life reality at work.

…to be continued with the rest of the 10 songs. And we will soon be discussing the “Sword of Michael,” which some say is also the “Sword of Moses,” hidden within the “Song of the Sea.”

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Vayetze: Sometimes One Word Says it All

What does the word Vayetze tell us?

We know that the spiritual essence of the assorted Torah parshot (portions) are found in its first verses, and sometimes in its first word.  It’s not for nothing that very high level righteous souls (tzaddikim) gave them their appropriate names, and we’ve already discussed how important a name is for us and how we can use them for our spiritual advancement. It is a spiritual tenet that the seed energy (and thus complete blueprint) for anything, whether it’s a tree or a Torah portion, is included in its beginning. Why do you think the Torah begins with the words “In the Beginning?” The 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse house the blueprint for all 5 Books.

Vayetze means “He went out,” but before we explore that, let’s see what the gematria ciphers reveal about the word, because these are the access codes to get into the more secure areas of the cosmic website address “Vayetze.”

The first verse of the Torah portion Vayetze, Bereshit 28:10, is the 784th in the Torah and 784 = 28 squared (or 28 x 28), 28 being not only the number of letters in the Torah’s first verse, but also the number most associated with the year 5778.  Indeed, there’s reason to believe that the actual date is 5778.28, as per the book, There’s Nothing Random in the Universe.

Nonetheless, the value of the first word in the verse, Vayetze (ויצא) is 107 and we know that because nothing physical is ever really lost, the true spiritual value of 107 is the sum of all the positive integers through 107, which is 5778. Moreover, the א alef in Vayetze, ויצא  is the 3778th in the Torah.

If we permute the alef in Vayetze to Yacov (jacob) and the י yud of Yacov to Vayetze, we get יויצ and אעקב, and since we know from chazal that the עקב in Yacov is the word for heel, which he was holding when he was born (the heel of Esau) and that this reflects the generation of the heel (of Adam), which is our generation, the bottommost and last one, we can now find a clue in that אעקב (עקב) adds up to 173, the small gematria value of the Shem Mem-Bet מ״ב, the 42-Letter Name of God (אנא־בכח Ana B’koach).  And the יוי now has the value of 26, that of the Tetragrammaton, which is waiting on top of the ladder (סולם) in Jacob’s famous dream 2 verses later.

There is only one paragraph in this portion, and it encompasses the entire portion, # 63 and we know that 63 is universally associated with the 2nd aspect of the Tetragrammaton (סג) (יוד־הי־ואו־הי ) of numerical value 63 and it represents the פרצוף partzuf of Binah (understanding). To a kabbalist like the Arizal that says it all, and he went on a lengthy discussion of the reasoning that Jacob had to marry Leah first and then Rachel in order to draw down the energy from Binah in the proper order, back-to-back with Jacob who represents Zeir Anpin. But you can read his commentary for yourselves. This blog is all about shedding and shining new light for you.

There is only one other portion that has a single and entire paragraph associated with it and that’s Miketz and paragraph number 77, the numerical value of מזל mazal, fortune, which Jacob finds in that portion when he interprets Pharaoh’s dream.  Seeing as there are no coincidences in the Torah, the Torah must be telling us that these two portions are connected somehow. If we add the numerical value of the word Vayetze to Yayehi the first word of each portion, plus the 2 for the kolel of the 2 words/portions, we get 107 + 31 + 2 = 140 = 63 + 77, so there is a definite connection between Jacob going out and Joseph becoming King of the world (more or less). It is the connection between Binah consciousness (understanding) and mazal.

And the point cannot be lost that both these portions begin with dreams, the two most famous in the Torah. An understanding of kabbalah and the structure of the tree-of-life reveals that Joseph is a reflection of his father, Jacob, both of them pivotal central column elements on the trunk of the tree, and that what one did reflected on the other. A few secrets about the central column structure are in order here. First, the first letters of the upper three positions on it Keter-Daat-Tiferet (associated with Jacob) add up to 424, the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David, the Messiah.  And the bottom 2 positions Yesod (associated with Joseph) – Malchut, add up to 50, representing both Binah (as in the 50 gates of Binah) and the jubilee year. Together, all 5 central column positions (sefirot/dimensions) add up to 474, the numerical value of Da’at (knowledge), the place we want to access when we go out of ourselves.

Now, while the concept, as explained by the Ari, of the jubilee year (7 X 7 +1) is embedded in both the portion vayetze and Miketz through the 7 by 7 years that Jacob toiled to earn the right to marry Leah and Rachel and through the 7 by 7 fat and lean years in the dream of paragraph 77, the YM sofit combination also has a numerical value of 610, that of מעשר  Ma’aser, tithing. This concept of tithing first comes up in this portion of Vayetze, when in Bereshit 28:20 Jacob makes a deal with God to tithe to Him if He’ll watch over him on this journey.  And so we see Jacob’s work and journey to/from לבן Laban lasted 21 years, one-tenth (1/10th) of the 210 years that the Israelites, Jacobs’ descendants, had to spend in exile in Egypt. This concept is further emphasized by Jacob’s statement that Laban reduced his wages 10 times. In a sense, Jacob’s tithe made the end of the exile possible, exactly 66.6 jubilee years before the prophesied arrival of the Mashiach in 5778.

The mention of 10 multiple times in the portion causes us to look back to the first 10 letters (seed level) of the portion and we find as before Vayetze Yaacov followed by MB (מ״ב). Interesting, because all the significant journeys in the Torah are divinely governed by the mem-bet (42). And the sum of those 10 letters plus the kolel of 10 is 341, the numerical value of the 3 Mothers (EMSh). as spelled out in the Sefer Yetzirah, whose cyclical ordinal value is 101, as in Michael (the archangel protecting Jacob), the same as the יצא in Yayetzeיצא). Thus the verse can be read Michael and Jacob journeyed. The 3 Mothers, the 3 primordial letters of creation also correspond with the 3 elements (speckled, spotted, and flecked) and in the odd story where Jacob used 3 types of branches to control nature and change his fortune, but that’s a much deeper secret for those that understand.

So how do we go out, make our own mazal? Tithing is one way and many other answers were provided in The Genesis Prayer, but one important gateway through which flows the living waters, as we’ve sited in previously posts, is hinted at in the words ויצא־יעקב Vayetze Yaacov of numerical value 107 + 182 + 1 (kolel) = 290, which is that of the Resh-Zaddi (רצ) pair at the very center of the 42-Letter name of God. It is also the launch point for Jacob’s ladder (סולם) on which the angels ascended and descended, as explained in that same post (Living waters), 2 verses later.

Jacob worked hard, made a vow to God, kept unwavering faith, and used the spiritual tools of kabbalah; in other words, he went out of his comfort zone. He stepped out of the illusion of reality, out of the illusion of being a victim, and into Binah consciousness. There’s nothing Jacob did that we can’t do today. By trusting in God and taking the initiative, we have everything we need to create our own mazal. But we must take a clue from Jacob; the first thing he did was go out. Like Jacob, we must let go of the physical illusions, take the leap of faith without looking back,and then to the hard work. Not the other way around. Don’t toil and struggle first and then ask God why the results aren’t there. Results from hard work alone only happens for those not on a spiritual path, because their results are all on the physical plane and their path goes in circles. If you’re on a spiritual journey, you need to do the steps in order and to take a clue from the Bible and all the Bible codes, you must begin your journey with the mem-bet, the 42-Letter name of God.