The 10 Plagues and the Final Redemption

…continued from the 10 plagues: In the last two blogs in this mini-series on the 10 plagues, we discussed how the 10 plagues were more for the benefit of waking up the Israelites to the tree-of-life reality than shaking up the Egyptians, and how that were even more for our benefit as we deal with the same spiritual afflictions our brethren faced 66.6 jubilee years ago, when they too stood before the 50th gate of darkness. In this installment we’ll explore what and how those signs back in 2448 have to do with us today as we fast approach 5778.

There are normally 41 letters in the 10 plagues with 41 being the number of letters in the full Name Ehyeh spelled out, the powerful Name for “I am that I am.” Nevertheless, in the Torah the word for beasts (or flies) is never spelled with the “vav” as it is in traditional Hebrew, which leaves us with just 40 letters.

The 10 Plagues and the Final Redemption

If we include the vav as is customary in most hagadahs,the sum of the 10 plagues using gematria sofit is 5546. And 546 is not only the sum of the initials of the 10 sefirot, but is the result of 21 x 26. We know that the Tetragrammaton, the ineffable Name of G-d, (YHVH), has the numerical value of 26 and that Ehyeh (EHYH) has the value 21, so we can easily understand that this is no coincidence, especially since we know from chazal that the 10 plagues were all about rectifying the 10 sefirot and preparing the Israelites to receive the 10 sefirot (tree-of-life) reality.

But to further understand this we must visualize each of the 21 aspects (or energy centers) within the Name Ehyeh (EHYH) embued with the power of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH). And when we do this we’re no longer passively meditating, but actively activating the tree-of-life, which is why there are 21 YHVH’s in each of the 2 parts of the tefillin (head and hand) and one of the reasons there is a large letter Shin (Sh) on it, whose ordinal value is 21.

It’s important for all of us to understand the tools we’re using to the fullest, and it’s no different from using your computer to send email, or to do so much more. So for those of you who use the tefillin, it’s very important to understand that not only are you connecting to the 10 sefirot with both your head and your hand tefillin, but each one is collected to a fully [potent Ehyeh (EHYH) and togetther, the two Ehyehs and you head (RESh) form and connect to EHYH EShR EHYH “I am that I am.” And moreover, that the 42 YHVH’s all together connect you to the power of the 42-Letter Name (Shem Mem-Bet, also known as the Ana B’koach), associated with not only manifesting miracles in our world, but with helping to bring about the geula (final redemption), but for more on that please read The Genesis Prayer.

It also further connects you to the physical seed of Mashiach Ben David and the power of manifestation through the 42 times the the name Yehuda(YHVDH) appears in the Torah, which each one containing the YHVH. Yehuda (Judah) was a man of action and strength and this attribute is built into all association with him, and thus the proper use of the 42-letter Name and the tefillin.

These are powerful tools we’ve been given, the Torah, the Names, the Tefillin and they are not to be taken or sued lightly. In the proper consciousness they have the power to open us up to the tree-of-life reality and when we pray/mediate for others, for the greater community to receive this consciousness and our compassion and we follow that up with our actions, we can make the tree-of-life a reality for not only ourselves, but the world. And just like the Names of G-d within the Torah and within our prayers and tefillin are intertwined and linked one to another, so must our prayers and actions; only by praying for and helping one another can we assemble the full 10 sefirot (dimensions) of the tree-of-life reality, the true reality beyond our illusory world of selfish desires and desperate needs.

And it’s absolutely no coincidence that at the end of the 10 plagues, just before beginning the first leg in their 42 journeys to reach the Promised Land, we were given 2 of the 4 portions that are housed in the tefillin in Shmot (Names/Exodus) 13:1-16, culminating with Shmot 13:16 “These shall be a sign on your arm and an insignia in the center of your head. [all this] is because G-d brought us out of Egypt with a show of strength.”

And for those that don’t use tefillin and for morning prayers and for those of us that do as well when we’re going about our daily lives, we can and should still keeps the signs of G-d and signs of redemption on our heads and arms, in our thoughts and our actions at all times. This will activate the tree-of-life, and then we can really know what it is to live.

Getting back to the 10 plagues, we see that their full sofit value is off from 5778 by 232, since 5546 + 232 = 5778, the year preordained for the arrival of the Moshiach as explained by the tzaddikim. And as explained in numerous other blogs 232 is the sum of the 4 aspects of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH:Av, Sag, Mah, Ban). And if you recall, 232 also defined the divine relationship between the Earth and the Sun, whose surface temperatures (or radiances) were248.573 K and 5778 K respectively and 5778/248.573 = 23.2447.

As we’ve noted extensively in The Divine Calendar, the dates of the Exodus in 2448 HC, the Final Redemption in 5778 HC and the fulcrum point of the Gregorian Calendar in 3760 HC are all integrally connected and aligned, so it’s no surprise that the sum of the 10 plagues in standard gematria equals 3290, and when we add the ordinal value of the 40 letters in the 10 plagues, (468), we get 3290 + 468 + 2 (the kolel for the 2 elements of the equation) = 3760, or 26.26 jubilee years after the Exodus, with 26 being the numerical value of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) yet again.

Once again, we see the Torah giving us the tools, spelling out how we need to use them and showing us the timing of G-d’s Divine Calendar.  We can choose to ignore them as most of us have done for 66.6 jubilee years, or connect to them, put them in our hands and our heads and our hearts and bring about Moshiach and the geula, and end our final exile, once and for all.

…to be continued in 10 Plagues, Final Installment, where we explore further how the Names are woven into the final plague and how we can use that for our own redemption.

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Naming Names; The Gifts we’ve been Given.

What’s in a Name? Why does the Torah pause to list them? What happened 3330 years ago (66.6 jubilee years) that we NEED to understand to help us today?

“These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob…”

The second of the 5 Books of Moses is named Exodus, but in the original Hebrew it is Shmot, the Hebrew word for Names, and as in all the portions and Books of the Torah, the seed level of its energy and inspiration is in its first few words. Thus the seed level impetuous for the Exodus from Egypt, the end of the exile from Egypt, and the giving of the Torah, is in the first few words of the Book.

The very first word, V’eleh (VELH), links us both to the beginning of the Torah and Creation itself, and to all the events, and to the 42 journeys the Israelites will make during the entire rest of the Torah. It’s numerical value is 42, and it’s pretty obvious that 42 Shmot (42 Names) a reference to the 42-Letter Name of G-d utilized in the splitting of the Sea of Reeds and present in all the significant Biblical journeys, such as the one referred to in this verse.

The second set of Names hinted at here is a little more cryptic and is concealed with in the word for Names, Shmot (ShMVT) itself, whose gematria value is 746 and whose ordinal value is 62, as in the 62 letter yuds in the 10 Commandments (utterances) whose collectively equate to 620, that of keter, the highest crowning sefira (dimension). This connection to the 10 Utterances is not without significance because is we add the progressive form of the number 4 for the 4 letters in Shmot, we get 4+3+2+1=10 and 62 + 10 = 72, as in the 72 Names of G-d utilized in the splitting of the Sea of Reeds (Red Sea) and the complete value for Shmot, defined by 746+62+10= 818, the sum of the small gematria of the 216 letters in the 72 Names (Triplets).

Before we get into the Names themselves and their mechanics, we should ask why the Torah felt the need to put them first and foremost in this Book concerning the Exodus, the end of the first exile, and the reception of the Torah and tree-of-life reality at Sinai.

It’s because the first exile is mimicked in the last, and we’re going to need these Names (Tools) to split our own Red Sea and to get out. Upon very careful reading of the Torah as guided by chazal, we can see that on one level the Israelites never wanted to leave Egypt. They were slaves to their own desires and that was their bondage that they needed to break.

We’re no different today, slaves to our materialistic desires, to our own personal agendas. A slave has no freedom to choose. And for all the visible freedoms of our society, we can’t even see our own souls, let alone anyone else’s. The illusions of our everyday needs and desires are so thick we can’t even imagine the tree-of-life reality behind the curtains where are already have everything we need. The manna and wells of Miriam, and clouds of glory are there, ready to shelter and sustain us with everything we need, but almost no one day even imagines them to have once been real, let alone to be an option for us to choose. That is our slavery, utter and nearly complete.

In Shmot 4:21 G-d made Pharaoh obstinate. That is to say, up to that point he was reasonable and would have granted Moses request in Shmot 5:3 for a 3 day vacation for the Israelites to make sacrifices in the desert.

But the Israelites didn’t want the desert, or to make sacrifices anymore than we do today. Which is why the dark side is also becoming more obstinate. It wasn’t enough that we had to make our daily bricks to pay our bills to the man-made system that sustains us and to achieve our false reality dreams, but now thanks to the financial crises we have to make them without straw.

Shmot 6:1 “..[Pharaoh] will be forced to drive them from his land.” Why would he have to be forced to drive they out if they will so willing to escape? Because they didn’t want to got.

We to will have to forced out. It’s coming, along with the frigid winds blowing across the lands. The Bible has given us a blueprint.

Then in Shmot 6:9 after Moses conveyed G-d words to the Israelites they rebuked him and would not leave, which is why in Shmot 6:10 G-d tells Moses, to then go to Pharaoh “and he will let them leave.”

G-d couldn’t wake up the Israelites, so he shuck up the oppressive powers that gripped them–the banking systems, the marketplaces, the insurance system, the political systems. And he kept shaking until the Israelites fell off their perches in the branches of the tree of Good and evil.

This level of interpretation dovetails with all the later cries (complaints) to Moses by the Israelites to return to Egypt where the melons were so delicious and the steaks were so juicy–pretty good food for slaves. People couldn’t realize there are other options (spiritual options) when their mouths were full, so G-d forced them to imagine the food when they were empty. And with His help, they did, and manna tasted like anything they wanted it to.

We too today are slaves, and everyday more food is being taken out of our mouths. We too will be forced to imagine a new reality, and He will be there to help us when we do. It’s a leap of faith, just like jumping into the Red Sea before it split. But even then after witnessing the 10 plagues it still took the armed Egyptians at their backs for the Israelites to jump. What will it take us?

We’ve been given the same Names to use as our tools as the Israelites, who were stuck in the darkness of Egypt 66.6 jubilee years ago (50 year intervals). So I guess, it’s time we learn to use them (properly).

Time at the moment the Names were given to the Israelites, as marked by the passage of the Torah readings, has consumed 50 Biblical chapters , 1 grand jubilee year of 2448 years, equal to all 2448 years of the 4 exiles culminating in 5778 HC. Yes, the Patriarchs and the tzaddikim had them earlier as the tzaddikim continue to use them to this day, but it’s a paradigm shift when they are made available to everyone. Moses and Aaron alone couldn’t end the exile–the people had to do it for themselves.

The number 50 to the kabbalists represents the 50 Gates of Binah (understanding). It can also chas v’shalom (G-d forbid) represent the 50 gates of negativity, which the trapped Israelites in Egypt were knocking on back then.

But, with G-d’s help and the arrival of Moses, and 10 plagues followed by 10 miracles the Israelites woke up and received the Torah and 10 Utterances at Mount Sinai. Because of this awakening and reception, there were an additional 137 chapters of the Torah, and 137 is the numerical value of the word Kabbalah, meaning “to receive. We received another 137 chapters of Life.

In one of the strangest Torah passages, it says G-d wanted to kill Moses. That would have been it, light out just before the Israelites reached the 50th gate. G-d would not have allowed them to enter the 50th gate of negativity. That passage was in Shmot 4:24, and when it was decided to kill Moses the Man, Moses Mashiach Ben David rose in his place in order to not only save his generation, but to save ours, all the generations.

We’re knocking on the gates again, and need all the tools the Torah has to offer us in order to help ourselves and to merit the help of Moses again.

Then in Shmot 6:11, the Torah starts listing the heads of the Tribes and their genealogy, where it mentions three lifespans, all in the genealogy of Moses. It’s notable that 611 is the numerical value for Torah and that 616 is the numerical value for H’Torah (“the Torah”) because it’s in Shmot 6:16, the Torah starts with the phrase “V’Eleh Shmotagain, and it’s here where it gives us the 3 direct ancestors of Moses.

It was back in Shmot 1:1 where we last saw the phrase V’Eleh Shmot and the Torah listed Israel’s (Jacob’s) children who came to Egypt with him. Their initials in the order they were listed added up to 616 for the first 10, leaving Asher as the 11th, whose name makes up the central part of the powerful Name Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh “I am that I am,” but more about that later.

We’re told that Levi lived for 137 years; Kehoth lived for 133 years: and Amram, lived for 137 years. All together the last 3 generations until Moses, the 26th Generation in the live of Adam, lived 407 years, and the secret here is that the square root of 407 is 20.17424 or the fusion of the year 2017 CE, which is when the prophesied years 5778 begins, and 424, the numerical value of Moshiach Ben David. (As explained in The Divine Calendar)

This hints of Moshe’s (Mose’s) connection to Mashiach and that he will return as H’Moshiach, which is reinforced by the fact that the numerical sum of the names Levi, Kehoth and Amram is 901, because the sum of all the positive integers through 424 (Mashiach Ben David) is 90100, which significantly enough is also analogous to the 90100 Yuds, Heys and Vavs in the Torah, the 3 component letters of the Tettragrammaton (YHVH). (As explained in The Genesis Prayer)

In the continuation of this blog we’ll explain the details and significance of the Names, the tools we’ve been given to help us break free, and into the Tree-of-Life reality, including “I Am that I Am” Ehyeh Asher Eyheh, the 42-letter Name (Shem Mem-Bet, Ana B’koach) and the 72 Names (Triplets)

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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.

Isaac Luria = Moshe = Ehyeh = the highest level

How are Moses and the Arizal related? What is their essence? And what level were they at?

The 3 letters of Moshe Rabbeinu, Moses’ name, is spelled (MShH) and when it is spelled out it is MM ShYN HY which has a numerical value of (80 + 360 + 15) = 455 which is the same numerical value of Isaac Luria, the Arizal’s actual name. This value, 455, just so happens to be the same as the 3 aspects of Eyheh, the higher Name of G-d, together, which are respectively 161. 151, and 143 and used extensively in his divine calculations. It also is the hidden meaning in Meah Shanah, 100 years, from Bereshit 23:1 in describing Sarah’s life, of which we’ve previously;y connected to Moshe, the Ari, David H’Melech and the Messiah, H’Mashiach in several other posts. Shanah has the numerical value of 355 and when we add the 100 for Meah, we get 455. And since 100 represents Keter, crown, the highest level, just as Ehyeh is the highest Name, 455 signifies a high point.

Now, speaking of 100, the Arizal likes to expand the value of yud (10) especially when it is in the Tetragrammaton (YHVH) to 100 to reflect the fuller 10 sub-sefirot (dimensions) within each sefira. In teh case of the 3rd aspect of the Tetragrammaton, the one that reflects the bundled 6 dimensions of Zeir Anpin (YVD HE VEV HE) there are 3 alefs, and the Ari connects these to the 3 expanded Ehyehs mentioned above that each begin with the letter Alef. Since the numerical value of the spelled-out alef is 111, the 3 alefs collectively have a value of 333, and if we use the expanded value of 100 for the letter yud and add teh two letter heys and the two vavs we get (333 + 100 + 5 + 6 + 6 + 5 = 455). Note that the vav-dalet (value 10) of the letter spelled-out yud get folded in, as Y (10) x VD (10) = 100.

And the three alefs are reflected again in the Name Ehyeh Esher Ehyeh, “I am that I am” which reflects the upper 42 letters of the name of G-d. And with the 3 alefs as One, it has the numerical value of 541, that of Israel.

And to be sure, when we separate out the 3 alefs, the rest of the letters in the name (YVD HE VEV HE) sum to 42.

Now, the repetition of 3‘s is no coincidence here and we find in Moses’ name’s value that 345 = 115 x 3 and that 115 is the value of the word strength, hazak, which we recite 3 times at the close of every Torah Book, which is not only a connection to Moshe, but to the Messiah, H’Mashiach, an embodiment of Moses, as there are 115 jubilee (50 year interval) years up to the generation of 5778 when it’s been prophesied that Mashiach will come.

Thus we see that the Ari is an incarnation of Moses and that they carry in their essence the full name of G-d Ehyeh and use it to draw strength to Israel until the time of H’Mashiach.