The Journeys of our Lives

These are the journey(s) of our lives. In the Torah portion Masei, we encounter the list of the 42 journeys the Israelites took during their 40 years in the desert including exiting the exile in Egypt at Pi-Haratha to entering the Promised Land. The tzaddikim, including most notably the Baal Shem Tov, have told us that these journeys parallel the journeys each of us must undertake to return our souls to G-d in purity, and also that these mimic the journeys that we all take collectively from the moment of Creation to the geula (final redemption).

The 42 places were separated from each other by the prefixes to (Bet) and from (Mem) and also by the word journey (VYSAV). The prefixes M and B, together have the value 42 and also reference the 42-Letter Name (the Shem MB), while the word journey (VYSAV) is repeated 42 times in this section of the Book of Numbers, chapter 33. It is repeated another 17 times, the numerical value of the Hebrew word tov, meaning good, throughout the rest of the Torah, for a total of 59 times.

The word journey (VYSAV) is interestingly constructed, as it can be split into VYS of numerical value 76 and then AV also of numerical value 76, and when we multiply 76 x 76 we get 5776, plus 2 for the kolel of the two 76’s gives us 5778, the year the tzaddikim have indicated for the arrival of the Moshiach (Messiah) and the geula.

This makes sense to readers of this blog and of “The Divine Calendar” and “There’s Nothing Random in the Universe,” as we’ve already seen a preponderance of evidence for the date 5778 (2018 CE), but within the context of the 42 journeys, let’s look back to Creation, where the 42 Letter Name comes from (the first verse of the Torah and the first 42 letters of the Torah).

Before we do that we should mention that when we add the 14 times the word “will journey” without the final vav (VYSA) to the 59 times the word journeyed (VYSAV) is used, we get a total of 73 times in the Torah that the word “journey” is mentioned, which is interesting because the small gematria value of the upper 42 Letter Name is 159 and that of the lower one is 173, and the unification of the two brings about the redemption.

This is significant for several reasons: 1) 73 is the numerical value of the sefira/dimension of Chochma (wisdom); 2) The total gematria of the Torah’s first verse is 2701, which is equivalent to the sum of all the positive integers through 73; and 3) The number 9 divided by the written out small gematria of the 42 letters is equal to 73.1415777, a graphic combination of the number 73, the mathematical constant Pi (3.14159…) and the year 5777 (5778).

Thus through the 73 times the word journey is utilized in the Torah, the journey is anchored at the moment of Creation, and extended outward from there, theoretically ending in 5778, So let’s take the year 5776 derived directly from the word “journeyed (VYSAV)” and we see that when we take it back to Creation through 5776/42 we get 137.5238… with 137 being the numerical value of Kabbalah, meaning “to receive” and both 52 and 238 (Rachel) represent Malchut.

It’s all connected, as explained in “The Genesis Prayer,” 137 and 73 are both reciprocals of one another as 1/73 = .0137 and visa-versa, and the total gematria value of the torah’s first verse, 2701 is 73% of that of the 42-Letter Name, 3701.

137 is also the numerical value of the name of the angel of the Torah, Yofiel, and like all the angels represents a specific energy that we feel, yet cannot begin to grasp. Likewise, Metatron, chief of the Archangels, guardian of knowledge and the Throne of G-d, has the numerical value of 314, the same as the mathematical value of Pi (3.14159265358…). He is the key to all Creation, permeates all our existence, and yet is totally beyond our comprehension. When G-d created our world, he first set forth these specific energies as a basis for matter and life to feed off of, a dynamic scaffolding of sorts.

It’s not coincidence that physicists see the universe as 13.7 Billion years old.

Within the name Metatron (MTtTtRVN) we have the double letter tet-tet, which the Zohar explains has the numerical value 18 and thus is chai (life), but this is also the marker for the end of our cycle, for as I explained it to my children, the end of the time-out Adam was given as punishment for forsaking the tree-of-life for the momentary pleasure of the tree-of-knowledge of good and evil.

For you see, as fully explained in the book “There’s Nothing Random in the Universe,” the other primordial mathematical constant that guides life and the universe, Phi (1.61803399…), when raised to the power of 18, in other words (Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi X Phi), equals 5778.000.

And the letters that are left in his name (MRVN) add up numerically to 296, that of “the Earth (HERZ),” the final word in the Torah’s first verse, the verse which, as detailed in “The Genesis Prayer,” also equates to Pi (3.14155) through a simple gematria operation and also in a dozen other ways.

And while we know from “There’s Nothing Random in the Universe” that Pi is also intimately connected to the date 5778, we can also apply the same formula we did with Phi and see that Pi raised to the power of 18 can be divided by 666.52 squared to equal 2000, the Hebrew year 5760, which is 18 years prior to 5778 (2018 ce), and is the year that Rav Abraham Azulai of blessed memory advised the period of Oy and Ashray would begin.

These are the journeys of chai (life), our individual lives and our collective life as a people. In the Hebrew days of the week there are collectively 28 letters, connecting them to the 28 letters of the Torah’s first verse as well, and they add up to exactly 3000 in gematria, as explained in the dailyzohar.com. If we take the 7th day as “the seventh (HShBYAY)” instead of Shabbat, then the total gematria, including the kolel of 6 for the 6 preceding days, is 2701, the same as that of the Torah’s first verse. By the way, the two variations together, 2701 + 3000 + the 7 days = 5708, the year Israel became a nation, 70 years before 5778, with 70 being the expansion of the 7 days through the 10 sefirot (dimensions).

Every week is another opportunity to connect to the full energy of Creation through redemption. Every week that passes is a missed opportunity.

Every week we pass through another cycle of 7, another journey, and must ask ourselves what we learned about ourselves that brought us closer to G-d, through awe, love, or appreciation, that brought us closer to ending out time-out. In explaining it to my children when they asked about it, it was simple. You get time-out from your father when you’ve done something wrong because he loves you and wants you to learn from your mistake (with mercy), and when the time out is over, if you’ve been good, realize the error of your ways, and are in a good place, the time out is over; if not, it gets prolonged.

And to bring it full circle, the square root of 5778/(7 day cycle) = 28.730… as in the 28 letters and the sum of the 73 integers in the Torah’s first verse, from which Creation stems. But we have the cycles of our years, lives, generations and jubilee years (7 X 7 +1 years) to contend with as well. We must use them all to work on ourselves.

5778 years is a long time-out, for us anyway. Let’s make sure we’re in a good place, have realized the error of our ways and are ready to embrace G-d (Our Father) and the tree-of-life reality when it ends.

When the Israelites, left Egypt and stood at Sinai, and last had the opportunity of receiving immortality and the Tree-of-life reality through a reprieve in the time-out, the year was 2448, 66.6 jubilee years before 5778, and 42.4% of the way to 5778. 424 is the numerical value of Mashiach Ben David. There are no coincidences in G-d timetable, His actions, or His Torah. Let’s not let doubts overcome us as they did our ancestors at Sinai.

Spirituality (the realization of the tree-of-life reality) doesn’t just happen; it takes work and time, which is why G-d gave us so much of both. So let’s not find ourselves staring down at 5778, and looking back, saying, “if only He had given us more time.”
Chodesh Tov.

It’s Rosh Chodesh Av, the month controlled by the influence of the Sun, as explained by Abraham, the Patriarch, in the Sefer Yetzirah. This is the Sun, whose surface temperature is 5778 K. Let’s connect to the energy that G-d has given us, and come out of our time-out better for having had lived through it.

Ezra

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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.