“The Song of the Sea” through which the Light Flows.

…continued from The Secret of 10 and the River of Light, where from the unique 10-letter word in the Torah we were discussing the flow of Light through the 10 sefirot and the word river found concealed with it.

As previously discussed the word “the river” is found 21 times in the Torah and it’s usually translated as the Nile, and also the word “river” is found 151 times throughout the entire Tanakh. So it’s interesting that the first of what the Midrash enumerates as the 10 preeminent songs in the history of Israel–the 10 songs of thanks and redemption–is the “Song at the Sea” found at Shmot 15:1-21, paragraph 42.

The number 151 to any kabbalist is synonymous with the name of G-d, Ehyeh spelled out with heys (ELP HH YVD HH) and also the word mikve, the ritual cleansing bath so important for removing negativity. Moreover, the 21 verses of the “Song of the Sea” also correspond to that same higher Name of G-d, the Name at the level of Binah, Ehyeh, whose numerical value is 21, just like the 21 times “the River” is mentioned in the Torah.

And because Miriam’s Song goes hand in hand with the “Song of the Sea” as an intercalated response on behalf of the women to the men’s verses, 1 for 1, we have 21 + 21 verses = 42.

River, Sea, Mikve, Ehyeh; 42-Letter Name; It all seems to be interconnected pretty tightly.

Arguably, the passing through the sea was akin to a huge Mikve and final cleansing of the Israelites on their way to receiving the Torah at Sinai and to complete their 42 journeys in order to reach the Promised Land. And while the first word of the liturgical poem (Ana B’koach) that accompanies the 42 letters is Ana (ENE) of small gematria value 151, the first letters of the first 3 lines of the 42 Letter (6 x 7) matrix are EKN of numerical value 151, so not only is this connection far from coincidental, but one of the purposes of the 42-letter name is to act as a mikve and cleansing away of the klippot (negative shells) and selfish desires for our prayers as they pass from malchut through Zeir Apin to Binah and the upper worlds.

The Ana B’koach (42-Letter Name) is a river, a river we can sail at any moment. (For sailing lessons see The Genesis Prayer)

This auto-cleansing mechanism is one reason why the 42-Letter Name cannot be used negatively, as opposed to many other Names whose usage can backfire, as advised by Rabbi Chaim Vittal of blessed memory, unless we’re in a highly pure and holy state. When the Ana B’Koach is recited, the dams are released from below and the waters rise up. With most other Names, we’re calling upon them above and thus must be in a much holier (more righteous) place.

And along with our prayers, it’s our actions below that cause the waters (ma’im nukva) to ascend and for Heaven to respond and the river of light to drench/quench us. According to chazal, the equation is two drops from below cause one from above, and it’s illustrated in the Name Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh, whose two Ehyehs are 2 x 21 = 42 since both activated by the 42-letter Name (Shem Mem-Bet) recited below by us.

It takes two drops from below, and as illustrated by the Torah for us in its first song by the responsive singing of Miriam and Moses, the women and the men, the male and female attributes must be in harmony for heavenly light to flow freely.

It’s also an illustration that we need to show our appreciation and celebrate it with the community with enlivened joy, harmonizing our voices in one spirit and soul. When miracles are done for us, it may have been our personal actions that Heaven responded to, but they are for the benefit of everyone. Managing the waterworks is a community project if we want the waters to reach the trees and the fields and not just our own backyards.

Trees, Fields, Water and Moshiach

As Zion pointed out in the blog at www.RabbiShimon.com, the Tanakh has established the relationship between Man, trees, and the field with these two verses: (Jeremiah 17:8) וְהָיָה כְּעֵץ שָׁתוּל עַל-מַיִם “For he (man) shall be as a tree planted by the waters” and from parsha Shoftim, paragraph 73, which relates to Chochma/Wisdom (of gematria 73): (Deuteronomy 20:19) כִּי הָאָדָם עֵץ הַשָּׂדֶה “For is the tree of the field a man…”

Not only do these verses relate to Man as Zeir Anpin and our need to connect to the flowing water of the tree-of-life, but the verse Devarim 20:19 is also alluding to Moshiach, a man who will be the tree-of-life, and thus we find the reason why this verse, ostensibly about not cutting down trees that bear fruit during a siege, is found at paragraph 73, the numerical value of the sefira of Chochma (Wisdom) and at 20:19, an allusion to the year 2019 that, as explained in The Divine Calender and Nothing is Random in the Universe, the tzaddikim have designated as the year the reign of Mashiach will begin, at the tail end of 5778.

The full 6-word 18 letter phrase begins with Lo Ticrot, (LE TCRT) so the final letters of the phrase (ETYMZH) add up to 546 the 10 initials of the 10 sefirot (the tree-of-life), while we can permute the letters to H’Etz Emet (HYZ EMT), the Tree-of-Truth, which may be why the word H’Adam (“the man”) has the gematria sofit value of 611, that of Torah, which is known as Truth.

Moreover, the sum of the last two words in the verse add up 49 + 314= 363, the gematria of H’Moshiach (the Messiah). There’s much more divinity in this phrase, including the sum of the 6 words, plus the kolel of 6 equaling 1610 or 10 x 161, the highest value of Ehyeh, spelled out with yuds (ELP HY YVD HY), but back to the songs.

One last note for now about the” Song of the Sea:” if we  examine  its unique 3-column structure  that  all  kabbalists agree mimics the 3-column structure of the tree-of-life, we see that the first four letters vertically of the right column spell out ELUL, as in the month of Elul (Virgo), the month of tshuvah (repentance), when we prepare for meeting the King of Kings on Rosh Hashanna.  If we consider the 5 Mem-Bet Names of the 72 Names, as discussed in recent blogs, that were used to help split the  Red Sea, separately, there are 72-5, or 67 other Names, and the gematria value of Elul is 67, the same as that of Binah (understanding). Binah is the upper sefira (dimension) associated with the Name Ehyeh. And it’s to Binah that are voices rise when we sing out in songs of praise and appreciation to G-d.

This is what the angels do every day, and what we do far too infrequently. We do do it as part of our daily and Shabbat prayers, but we have to ask ourselves if we’re doing it with the consciousness of appreciation or with a more robotic spirit.  The beauty of the angels is that they can only focus on one thing, and when we are truly singing from our hearts, it’s very difficult to focus on anything else, which is why if we can shift our consciousness to true appreciation of all that G-d does for us and sing out loud, we can become like the angels and our words and spirits will elevate to Binah automatically.   Our voices will be heard in Heaven above.

This is why there are 10 songs of appreciation in the Tanakh; this is why they are so important to us.  There is little else that we can so easily do that will connect us to Binah.  And that is also why singing songs of joy from our hearts makes us feels so good, so ecstatic.  The Light is so pure.

And to show us what the songs of appreciation can lead to, we have initiating the top of the Torah column that “Song of the Sea” appears in, the letter hey (H).  Normally, the 248 columns of the Torah begin with a Vav (V) but there are 6 special columns that begin with a different letter and these 6 letters spell out BYHShMV (In YH His Name, a reference to Mashiach) and their numerical value is 363, the same as H’Moshiach, “The Messiah.”

And the word that the letter Hey (H) occurs in at the top of this column is H’baim (HBEYM), and while some might say it looks like a permutation of the name Obama (EVBMH), it does for sure indicate by the letters Hey and Mem-Bet the  5 MB’s discussed above.  And we could even say that the sofit gematria value of the word being 618 is a reference to the 6 words and 18 letter phrase from Devarim 20:19 also discussed above and often connected with this Torah portion.

Nevertheless, water, like Light, like wisdom, like the music and notes of song, flows, and should never stop, not even when we’re signing the 10th song in praise and appreciation of H’Moshiach.

This Shabbat take the extra time to do the kavannot (Focusing your arrows) on appreciation of Hashem and all He’s done for us before the songs, especially the Az Ishir (“Song of the Sea”) and sing from your heart with joy love and awe, celebrating with the community.  And together, let’s split the Endless Sea (Ym Sof) that separates us from Moshiach, Hashem, and the tree-of-life reality.  And B”H let it become a joyous habit for us.

…to be continued with our discussion of the 2nd Song, the “Song of the Well,” which is closely related to the “Song of the Sea” through the metaphor of water….

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What We Need is a Leader!

We need a leader. What does a leader do?

Provide direction. What direction are we going now? Anyone know?

That’s why we need a leader.

There have been several great Patriarchs and numerous great tzaddikim (righteous souls) but only 3 leaders in Biblical history that the kabbalists have connected to the Messiah and the final redemption: Yosef (Joseph), Moshe (Moses) and King David.

The front pages of todays papers show Israeli soldiers dragging Israelis from their homes. Three days after 173 people were killed in MumBai and devout Jews were massacred in their home. Is this direction? What message is being sent to the world? To the spiritual world?

Can anyone think that giving up the entrance to the Cave and the Home of the Patriarchs (Machpelah) will bring peace to Israel, to the world. What spiritual message is that sending?

Can anyone think that giving most of Israel to the Palestine’s will solve the problems of the disgruntled masses throughout Arabia or their monarchies who need scapegoats? What about Iran; do they really care if Palestine is a state?

Can anyone think that giving away Israeli land and homes will bring peace to Israel, the world? How egocentric is that thought? It’s saying that all the world’s problems and anger are based on whether you possess a plot of land or not. Do you really think there would be peace in the world, in the mid-east, if Israel gave away everything and ceased to exist? Of course not. People fight all over the world over every little thing whether there are Jews present or not. And they fought fierce devastating battles all over the world for the 5708 Biblical years before Israel had any land at all. Giving up the land is NOT the answer.

Peace will never come from giving up land. It will come from giving up ego.

Peace will never come from Jews fighting (arguing with) Jews. It will come from unity.

Why is peace so hard to come by? Because it is so hard to forgo our egos and unify.

We all have our opinions, but until we all realize that they are irrelevant. If you’re angry right now with that statement, that is ego, and that is exactly what we all need to cut out of ourselves. Because that means that we value our individual opinions more than peace, more than Mashiach (Messiah) consciousness.

That’s why we need a leader. We need someone to rally around and whose opinions we follow without trying to bring him down by opposing him with our own.

That Israel was granted statehood and land in 1948 CE, 70 years before the prophesied date of the Mashiach and the Geula, the final redemption in 2018 (5778) was no fluke. It was divinely arranged. As can be read and should be read in The Divine Calendar, Abraham was born in 1948 HC and G-d made his Covenant with Abraham in 2018 HC, and the midpoint of King David’s 70 year life was in 2889 HC, the midpoint from Adam to Messiah in 5778.

We, our generation, have been given the right (not a foregone conclusion) to enter Zion. Moses prayer 515 times, every hour from Rosh Hashannah to Hoshanna Rabba for that right. G-d asked him to stop because on the 516th time his wish would have been granted. But that wasn’t the timing G-d wanted. 66.6 jubilee years ago in 2448 HC, we proved we weren’t ready during Moses 40 day absence. What does that say about our ability to succeed without a leader. He was gone for only 40 days.

Here is a secret about Rosh Hashannah and also about that absence and what was missing:

Rosh Hashannh (RESh HShNH), the head of the year (you can see the blog on the letters and cosmos as to why it is the head of the year) can be split up into (REShH ShNH), making the numerical value 506 and the second word as Shanah, year. The value 506 is synonymous with Ahavatchinam, “Unconditional Love” and is not only the value of the first line of the 42-Letter Name (Ana B’koach), but a value repeated 3 times in it’s last 7 letters. The hidden measure is Rosh Hashannh is the moment in the cosmic calendar that we can tap into “Unconditional Love.” The other message for those that want to know, is that that cosmic energy is available to us whenever we do the the Ana B’koach with the conviction we bring to Rosh Hashannah. Incidentally, most kabbalists agree that the 42-Letter Name was what the high priest recited in the Holy of Holies.

Now, the other secret here is in the 40 days. In order for the Messiah to be present, the comsos must be properly aligned, which mean all 3 primordial letters (energy archetypes) must be present, and as per the Sefer Yetzirah, Abraham’s Book of Formation, these are the 3 Mothers: Alef, Mem, Shin (EMSh). In the year 2448, on Rosh Hashannah, RESh HShNH, the Alef (E) and Shin (Sh), only the Mem was missing. Moshe himself, embodied and carried the spiritual energy of the primordial letter Mem, spelled (MM), and mem has the numerical value of 40, so if the Israelites had waited 40 days, and Moshe would have appeared as scheduled the Mem would have been complete and the 3 Mothers (EMSh) would have been cosmically aligned. The first Mem would have gone to Rosh REShM, making a numerical value of 541, Israel, and incidentally that would have lined up the 7 Doubles (BGDCPRT) as well, but that’s for another blog).

And the second Mem would have gone to HShNH, making MHNSh or (MHSh N), or (HShM, N), or (MShH,N). The secrets here are multiple, as the numerical value of these 4 letters is 395, that of H’Shama’im, (Heaven) and the letters MShH spell Moshe (Moses), and permute into Hashem (HShM) and also the 5th of the 72 Names (triplets), the one for healing, MHSh. Moreover, the letter Nun (N) has the numerical value of 50, representing the 50 Gates of Binah (understanding) that the we will reach when Mashiach arrives and that Moses was at and only 1 hour short on that 50th day from the 1st of Elul (Rosh Chodesh Elul) to Hoshannah Rabba. And if you recall, it was on the 1st of Elul that Moses ascended for the 2nd set of Tablets. And one more secret embedded here is that the 3 non-primordial letters spell H’NR, “The Candle.” It was the Light in the darkness that we missed then. All it took that time was one more candle.

In another vein, the kabbalistic secret is that the numerical values for Yosef (Joseph), Moshe (Moses) and David add up to 156 + 345 + 14 = 515. It will take 1 more leader to reach 516.

Another kabbalah secret, or Bible code is you will, is that the final letters of Torah phrases point to the future, and we must add 1 more to the final letters of Yosef (Joseph), Moshe (Moses) and David (PHD) to get the value of King (Melech), of numerical value 90. In the same way, if we replace David with the appellation King David, it still takes exactly 1 more to get 611, the numerical value of Torah.

Anyway you look at it we need 1 more, an alef, the leader to get where we want to go. The alef stands for Adam (EDM), in the Adam-David-Mashiach, but we’re not expecting Adam to come back; rather, we’re expected to reunite back as one soul as we were in Adam. One (1) stands for one (1) soul united. And we can’t unite unless we have one (1) leader to get behind. And that leader won’t appear unless we set aside our egos, personal agendas and desires and make a space (makom) for the Messiah (H’Mashiach) to enter.

Collectively the 3 leaders lived exactly 300 years, 6 jubilee years, which means we’ve been more or less direction-less for 5478 years, and 3330 since the giving of the Torah. Patriarchs, Prophets, Rabbis, and even some important Kings have filled in many of the gaps, and Torah has sustained us throughout, but now, more than ever, we a leader for the final push to the end of darkness, which incidentally has the numerical value of 333.

300 is the gematria for various Names of G-d (YHVH, Elohim, etc) in multiple way but we don’t need proof of Yosef’s, Moshe’s or David’s divine empowerment; what we need is a leader for the next 9 years, a period that promises to be full of turmoil and darkness. We don’t have a lot of time. Let’s all make the effort to make the space for the Messiah.

The final letters of Adam-David-Mashiach (MDCh) sum to, alternatively, 52, signifying Malchut, our world, physicality, and 612, using sofit/final letter gematria), which is the numerical value of Brit, Covenant. The Covenant is meant to be fulfilled. And we know when. Who it gets fulfilled for depends on our actions in the physical world, not how much we pray. It can be for everyone, but only if we’re united. To unite, we must individually make the choice and vow that this is what we really want. Then we must set our egos aside and let the Messiah in.

If we continue thinking only about ourselves, we will get want we desire, total chaos, darkness.

When you add light (Or) to darkness, you get 207 + 333 = 540. Add 1and you get 541, Israel

But add “the Light” (H’Or) to darkness, and you get 212 + 333 = 545. Add 1and you get 546, the Tree-of-Life.

Once we decide that that is what we really want we will get it. We will get our leader.

Make space in your hearts, yes, but even more important, make space in your lives for the One (1).

And once we give up the ego and the personal agendas, they won’t want the land. The entire world listened to Joseph. Four times as many people from other nations followed Moses than there were Israelites with him. And because of David we had the Holy Temple, and as the Zohar describes, him , David was Rosh Goyim, head of all the nations.  They wont desire the land anymore; they will desire the Light, the Messiah.

B”H we find the strength within us to make room for H’Mashiach.