Power of the Shema, Part II – The Shechina

The deeper the secrets, the more important they are. The Shema Israel prayer is the most well known and widely recited Jewish prayer, yet most people recite it without a clue to its many secrets and the power that these can unleash.  In this series, we hope to change that and fulfill my teacher’s wishes  that we make them available to everything in order to help bring about the tree-of-life reality, the world beyond illusion.

In Part II we’d like to continuing revealing the secrets about the initial 6 word refrain that begins the prayer.

“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One” — is perhaps the most famous of all Jewish sayings.

For a fuller introduction to the prayer see the article by Aisha Torah on the Shema Yisrael , as we’re going to jump right in. You can find Part I of the Shema and Moshiach Ben David, here.

Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One

The last word of the 6 word verse is Echad (EChD) of numerical value 13, the same as the word Ahava (love) and connected to the 13 attributes of G-d.  It means One, as in the indivisible number 1, as in unity for all Israel (Col Ysrael), and most importantly, as in Oneness with G-d and the universe.

The importance of the last attribute mentioned above is further strengthened by the knowledge that the ordinal value of Echad is also 13, making the complete value of the word Echad(One) 26, the same as the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), ineffable name of G-d. The Lord is One; the Lord is YHVH.

Please notice that the 18 words of the 13 attributes of G-d begin with the double YHVH, matching the twin YHVH’s found in the Shema’s initial 6 word verse.

This is no coincidence. So if we consider they complete value of the word Echad as that of the YHVH, fully 1/2 of the this verse is the unpronounceable Name: YHVH.

And if we sum their standard gematria value (YHVH, YHVH and Echad) we get 26 + 26 + 13 = 65, the numerical value of Adonai, the pronounceable aspect (counterpart) of the YHVH, thus completing the all-important unification of Zeir Anpin and Malchut (Heaven and Earth if you will) and/or of G-d and the Shechina, the make and female aspects of G-d.

This is the spiritual unification, which if injected into out lives and our daily dealings will help bring about the end of exile and the final redemption.

This is why the complete (ordinal plus standard gematria) value of the initials of all 6 words is 385, the numerical value of the Shechina, the female or earthly (divine presence) aspect of G-d.  It is also one of the reasons why the Shema verse begins with the letter Shin from Shechina (ShCYNH) and ends with Dalet or numerical value 4, kabbalistically signifying the 4 letters of the YHVH. Yet another reasons is that their ordinal value (Sh, 21 and D, 4) is 25, representing the 25 letters of the verse, and the exact 4th root of the number of Words, Verses, and Letters of the Torah, 58 or 390, 625. (see The Genesis Prayer for details).

Also, 390,625 is the numerical ultimate unification of G-d as 390 is the value of H’ShCYNH and 625 is the value H’CTR or “the Shechina” and “the Keter (Crown, or Crowning dimension of G-d).”

Please note further that it is also not a coincidence that YHVH, YHVH and Echad) or 26 + 26 + 13 parallels the end-of-days prophecies of Daniel: Times Time and half a Time.

By the way, it’s also no coincidence that the initials of the 13 attributes (not the 18 words) add up to exactly 358, the numerical value of Moshiach, the Messiah.

There are no coincidences in the Torah, only blessings. But we have to choose to see them.  Once we do, we’ll also be able to see past the illusions of our world and that it do is comprised only of blessings. This will bring about the transition into the tree-of-life.

B”H, May we all be open to receive the blessings,

The first day in the Torah is called Echad, אחד, meaning one, instead of rishon, ראשון which would have paralleled the other 6 days of creation.  Rishon, numerically could be said to equate to Moshiach but we weren’t meant to start off with Moshiach. We were meant to earn it. And as we pass the date 1/1/11 we begin anew with Echad, counting through the final 7 years, mimicking Creation. If you look for signs you will find them; if you look within you will find G-d.  Be One.

Time, Times, and half a Time.

There is a Biblical mystery that has intrigued man for over 2000 years, and another deeper mystery that has perplexed him even longer. The first is what Daniel meant by “Time, times, and half a time,” in his revelations about the end of days. And the second is what is Time?

The mysterious verse in Daniel 12:7 connected to the end of days, “Time, times, and half a time,” is connected to the verse Genesis 23:1 from Chayeh Sarah, whose connection to the end of days has already been discussed in depth in our post Sarah Lives, and Who else? where we are told that Sarah lived for 127 years.

Besides the obvious 127 connection, in the Chayeh Sarah verse we also have the curious wording Shanah, shanah, Shan’im or year, year, and years, similar in structure to Time, times, and half a time, especially since Shanah can be regarded as time as well.

But to better understand this, we need to go to a place before time, where the primordial letter alef exists before the physical universe took shape. In that place/empty space before Creation and before the Torah the 3 Mother came into existence. But first among them was the alef.

Alef typically has the numerical value of 1 and is spelled, ELP, which has the numerical value of 111. But ELP can also be the word elef, or one thousand (1000). Now, if we substitute, as the Arizal did, the value 1000 for the value 1, the value of alef spelled out become 1110, which is 10 x 111, or Alef expanded to cover all 10 sefira/dimensions.

But what is odd, is that Shanah, shanah, Shan’im also has the numerical value of 1110, and thus is spiritually connected to primordial time, to the beginning before Creation.

There are many different gematria bible code ciphers the Ari used, but another extremely common one is to use the sofit, or 5 final letter values in the words that have these final letters. And when we do, the expanded Alef (ELP) from becomes 1000 + 30 + 800 = 1830. And when we add the 3 for the kolel of the 3 letters, we get 1833, which is the value of the first 21 letters of the Shem mem-bet, the 42-Letter Name through the midpoint in the 42 letters, and at the location of the secret fountain/well of living waters that we’ve discussed in other posts. And likewise previously discussed it’s in the center of where the Brit (covenant) of Mashiach is spelled out.

But speaking of 42, it is the value of IMA, Mother, spelled EME, which the kabbalists tells us is really referring to the energy level/Sefira/dimension called Binah. And when we use both versions of the expanded alef, IMA, spelled EME, has the value of 1830 + 640 + 1110 = 3580, or 10 x 358, the value of Mashiach, the Messiah in all 10 sefirot/dimensions.

The word Emet, truth, is graphically synonymous with the 42-Letter Name of G-d in that the words emet (EMT) has the numerical value of 441, which is 21 squared and we know from chazal, that Emet represents the two Ehyeh’s (EHYH) each of value 21, combined in the Name, “Eyheh Asher Ehyeh” (I Am that I Am), the source of the lower 42-Letter Name.

Moreover, just like the word Emet (EMT) the first letter of the 42-Letter Name (Ana B’koach) is Alef (E) and the last is Tav (T) and there are 40 (M) letters in between.

And when we spell out Emet (EMT) using the expanded Alef and add 8 for the kolel of the 8 letters, we get 1830 + 640 + 412 +8 = 2890, which when we double it for the two emets (truths) less the kolel of 2 for doubling, we get (2890 x 2) – 2 = 5778, the year prophesy says Mashiach will come.

What about Time x Times + half a Time?:

21squared + 21 squared + 21 = (21×21) + (21×21) + 21 = 903, which is the sum of all the integers from 1 – 42, in other words, the spiritually complete 42.

So Ehyeh = Half a Time

and (Half a Time + Half a Time) = 42-Letter Name

and (Half a Time X Half a Time) = Emet

and Emet = 42-Letter Name

So Emet = Time and thus

Truth = Time in the spiritual word = the 42-Letter Name

and also, spiritually, addition (+) is similar to multiplication (X)

and (Time x Times + Half a Time) = the spiritually complete 42

Now, the 21squared in Emet is (Ehyeh x Ehyeh) or (EHYH X EHYH) and when we use the spelled out version of Ehyeh, we get ELP HY YVD HY which breaks down to Alef (ELP) and (HY YVD HY) of value 50, representing the 50 gates of Binah (understanding) that we will reach in the time of Moshiach.

But the full 10 letters equal 1830 + 50 + 10 = 1890, to which if we were to add the cryptic 127 years of Sarah’s life (from Genesis 23:1) or the digits 127 from Daniel 12:7, we’d get 1890 + 127 = 2017 CE, the year the Mashiach (Binah) consciousness is supposed to begin (5778, actually 5777.78).

In case we were to that that a coincidence, the sum of the 2 Ehyehs is exactly 1880 x 2 = 3760 HC, which is the pivotal year “0” in the Gregorian calendar.

Now, we can understand why Ehyeh, a higher Name of G-d is called “half a Time.” And we can understand how the 42-Letter Name created by the 2 Ehyeh or twice half-time, can control our perception of reality to bring us what seems like miracles into our reality, as explained in The Genesis Prayer. And seeing as Time controls distance, now we can also understand why all Torah journeys are governed by the Mem-Bet (42-Letter name).

What does Time have to do with the Messiah?

Time is a journey and at the end of the journey is the Light, the Messiah.

The Bible makes that clear. If we add the 231, as in the 231 Gates of Wisdom described in Abraham’s Sefer Yetzirah, and which corresponds to Genesis 23:1, to the 127 from Daniel 12:7, we’d get 231 + 127 = 358, Mashiach.

Now, the Hebrew for “Time, Times, and half a Time” (LMVAD MVATYM VChZY) reveals even more. The first 3 letters have the numerical value of 76, as does the first letter of each of the 3 words. And we know from the Arizal, that 76 is the numerical value of the highest aspect of Chochma (Av) of the Tetragrammton (YVD HY VYV HY) including 4 for the YHVH). But even more significant is that the rest of the letters add up to 358, Mashiach.

And if we take off the 10 for the 10 letters in the Tetragrammaton (Av): (YVD HY VYV HY), or alternatively, for the final yud (Y) in “half (VChetzi)” we get a total of 424 for the phrase, which is the value of Mashiach Ben David.

And the final letters in the verse (DMY), which we know from chazal project the future, add up to 54, which connects to both the letters of the month (nun and dalet) of Scorpio, according to Abraham’s Sefer Yetzirah, from which we’ve been told by the Zohar that Mashiach Ben David will come, and to the year 5778 HC because 107 is the sum of all the positive integers through 5778 and 5778/107 = 54.

So what good is knowing all this?

Before we traveled in spiritual darkness. Now we know what can illuminate our journey and speed our way through time and toward Mashiach.

And if you still have doubts about time, know this: the Hebrew word for time used in Daniel 12:7 is Mo’ed (MVAD), whose value is 120 and whose ordinal value is 39 and thus time’s complete value is 120 + 39 = 159, the small gematria value of the Upper 42-Letter Name of G-d.

Take your time and digest this, but don’t take forever; there are only 9 years until 5778.

Sarah Lives, and who else because of her?

All the portions begin with deeply encrypted messages and these are the seed level energies imparted to us weekly, which is why Torah was split into these specific and very uneven portions in the first place. This portion, Chayei Sarah, the 5th in the Torah and the 55th paragraph in the Torah begins seemingly simple enough. Aryeh Kaplan translates the 12 words of the portion’s first verse (Genesis 23:1) as “Sarah had lived to be 127 years old. These were the years of Sarah’s life.” Perhaps a more accurate translation is as the Zohar states it: “And Sarah was one hundred year and twenty year and seven years old; the years of Sarah’s life.”

Let’s examine the verse more closely.

The verse begins with the palindromic word “וַיִּהְיוּ” meaning “And there were….” or “and they became” If we change the vowel of the first vav to Shva (two vertical dots) the meaning becomes “and they will be.” This is interesting because the rare palindromic nature of this word indicates a coming and going in two different directions, future and past.

The first four words in the verse reads like this “וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה” and the total gematria of these 4 words is 616, the same numerical value as התורה, “The Torah.” The numerical value of the second word in the verse is 28 (as in the value of Koach, power), but it turns out that 616 = 28 x 22 and that the name Sarah is mentioned without prefixes 28 times in The Torah and 22 times through this verse. And that’s probably just as coincidental as the fact that Moshe’s name is mentioned without prefixes exactly 616 times in “The Torah,” and of course that there are 22 letters in the aleph-bet.

The Name Sarah is found another 10 times for a total of 38 times in the Torah.

And we should keep in mind that the square root of 616 is 24.8 which happen to be the value of Abraham (248) and also Raziel.

While the numerical value of the first letters of the first 3 words is 314, as in PI, Shaddai and Mettatron, the last letters of the first four words of the verse, permute to the Tetragrammaton, “י׃ה׃ו׃ה” so obviously there’s lots of substance here.

The first 9 letters out of the 45 letters in the verse add up to a value of 365, and as in the value of the letter Shin ש., spelled out, השין, or “The Shin” while 45 plus 300, the numerical value of shin, is 300 + 45 = 345, the numerical value of Moshe. Including the 8 in this verse , there are 1424 Shins in the Torah, with 1000 being representative of Keter and 424 being the value of Mashiach ben David.

There are also 9 letter Yuds י in the verse. And the complete numerical value of Shin-Yud including its ordinal value is 310 + 31 = 341, which is the numerical value of the 3 Mother letters, Alef, Shin and Mem אמש. We’ve previously linked Abraham and Sarah to the 3 Mothers with Sarah representing the Shin ש. Up to this verse, there are 3142 yuds in the Torah and 3142 is the small gematria value of Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, “I Am that I am,” which represents the upper 42 letters of the Name of G-d, etc. The central shin of this all-important phrase, becomes the 9th shin of this verse and balances out the 9 yuds.

4 of those 9 י yuds are in the 1st two words and together the 4 yuds sum to 40, and often 4 yuds in a verse are associated with special healing properties, like the 4 yuds in the שמע־ישראל Shma Israel.. and in the Shem Mem-Bet (שם־מ״ב) (Ana B’koach אנא־בכח). We also know that the name Moshe forms one of the 72 triplets (Names ע״ב־שמות), the 5th one (מהש MHSh), and is also associated with healing properties.

So looking at the first 3 words again: “וַיִּהְיוּ חַיֵּי שָׂרָה” we can extrapolate the 4 yuds to be a Mem as in Moshe, The Shin of Sarah forms the Shin of Moshe, and the He of Sarah also passes to Moshe, spelling מהש MHSh and leaving והרוח, “v’h’ruach” meaning “and the spirit of Moshe.” So it’s not far fetched to presume that the verse is stating that Sarah will live through the spirit of Moshe. Especially since the verse then states that Sarah lived 100 year and 20 year, which makes 120 years together, which was the lifespan of Moshe. Thus we have Sarah will live through the spirit of Moshe for 120 years.

It also then adds 7 years, which we all know represents Zeir Anpin and Malchut, the lower 7 sefirot (dimensions). The total of 127 years is interesting for several reasons. First, because there are 127 possible combinations of 7 items (letters, doubles, etc) and secondly because we know from chazal that Sarah reincarnated as Queen Ester who ruled over 127 nations, which is interesting because the atbash isאת־בש of Sarah (שרה) has the numerical value of 95, as does Malcah מלכה, Queen.

But in going back to the first few words again and looking at the 2nds, 3rd and 4th words, “חַיֵּי שָׂרָה, מֵאָה” an taking out the משה of Moshe, we’re left with הארי־חי, “The Ari Lives.” The word ordinal value of the 9 letter sequence that spells out this cryptic message about the Arizal, (2nd+3rd+4th = 9) leads us to 9 again, a recurrent theme in this verse.

Another recurrent theme is 5, as in the 5th portion and 55th paragraph and Sarah’s name’s value, 505, and since we know every little detail in the Torah has significant meaning and a purpose beyond our vision, we should note that the numerical value of “Ari” is 211, as in the the verse Bereshit 21:1 that prophesied about the Messiah’s arrival, and that there are 125 occurrences of words with the numerical value 211 in the Torah, and 125 = 5 x 5 x 5. Moreover, permuted versions of the 3 letters in Ari that form actual words occur in the Torah exactly 18 times, as in the numerical value of chai, “lives,” once again pointing to The Ari Lives. And how many of those occur through this verse? 5, of course.

We know from chazal the Ari was an incarnation of Moshe Rabbeinu so how interesting is it that the first word in the verse and parsha can be translated as “and they became.” And it was the Arizal himself who went into a lengthy discourse on the connection of this verse to Abraham’s 175 years and the 370 lights of Arich Anpin, but what he didn’t tell us was that seeing as Abraham was 137 at the time of Sarah’s death, Abraham lived another (175-137) = 38 years, and that’s how long the Ari lived, which is turns out is the same amount of times Sarah’s name is mentioned in the Torah. So the verse becomes, not Sarah lived for 127 years, but Moshe will live for 120 years and the Ari for 38 years.

And we know from chazal that the last letters in phrase speak to the future, so how fitting is it that the last letters in all 12 words of the verse add up to 211. as in the numerical value of “Ari

And so we ask, what does the 9 recurrences in this verse of the Shin and the yud have to do with the Ari. We can see that they are central to the word, Mashiachשיח), but as the Torah draws us deeper, we see that the value of the spelled out Shin and Yud add up to 360 + 20 = 380 and 380 is not only 38 x 10 (sefirot), but 380 is the numerical value for Egypt (Mizra’im) from whence came the Ari.

And simply, while the last letters of the first four words equaled the Tetragrammaton “י׃ה׃ו׃ה”, the last letters of those 4 words, indicating the future and as we’ve seen pointing to Moshe Rabbeinu and the Arizal add up to 358, when the kolel of 4 is included, and 358 is the numerical value of the Mashiach, the messiah. And do not forget that the 4 points to the 4 exiles, which B”H will be coming to an end very soon.

So we must ask is the ש in Mashiach (משיח) also attributed to Sarah. משיח could equal מש־חי “From Shin lives

There are many more secrets contained in this verse, which we’ll leave for another time. including the connection to Daniel 12:7, and also how the 3 Mothers, 7 doubles and 12 elementals play into the verse as they control the cosmos.

The word shana שנה (year) has the numerical value of 355, the same as sefira (dimension), which is what led chazal to connect the 100 years to the dimension of Keter and the 20 years links to keter through the caf whose value is 20 and through the word twenty (עשרים) whose value is 620, which is also the value of keter (כתר),

As an additional note: The numerical value of “100 year (מֵאָה שָׁנָה)” is 46+355 = 401. and if we add the kolel for the 6 letters we get 401 + 6 = 407, whose square root is 20.17424 (2017 424) or the combined values of Mashiach ben David (424) in the year 2017. And then there is the last 7 years, whose numerical value (וְשֶׁבַע שָׁנִים) is 778 as in 5778, which begins in 2017 and is perhaps meaningful.