Sometimes we forget what spirituality is all about…
Why are there 6 Days of Creation? Why are the 42 rows of the first column of the Torah (Bible) divided into 6 paragraphs, averaging 7 lines per paragraph?
Why are there 6 letters in the first word of the Torah, Bereshit, “In the beginning”?
Why was Moses’ name left out of 6 portions of the Torah after he appeared? And why do all but 6 columns of the Torah begin with the letter vav of numerical value 6? And why do 60% of the verses begin with the letter vav of numerical value 6?
Why did Pharaoh send 600 chariots after us?
According to the Zohar (Ki Thisa), Moses was “6“, Shesh (ShSh)of numerical value 600. He was Zeir Anpin (the bundled 6 sefirot/dimensions), the “6 extremities” that spread out in 6 directions: north, south, east, west, up and down. Like no one else, Moses was connected to da’at of Abba; he was our channel for everything.
Adam was Zeir Anpin as well, which is why the gematria of Adam is 45, that of the aspect of the Tetragrammaton (YHVH: MaH) that refers to Zeir Anpin. This is why the name Moshe (MShH) contains the letters Mem and Hey (MaH). This goes for Matzah (MZH) as well, but that’s a Pesach story.
Moses was our Channel
The verse “G-d spoke to Moses,” “V’Ydaber Adonai El Moshe…(VYDBR YHVH EL MShH)” is found 91 times in the Torah, and as discussed in previous blogs 91 is the value of the all-important unification of the YHVH with Adonai (YEHDVNHY), the connection between Zeir Anpin and the Shechina, (the female aspect of G-d that pertains to our world), the very connection that Moses makes for us, the bond between Heaven and Earth.
But what are we doing for ourselves?
“V’Ydaber Adonai El Moshe…” is the most numerous verse in the Torah, and the Torah is making this connection for us with Moses as our channel. All we need to do is listen to it with the right consciousness and understanding and 91 times during the year, 1 for every 4 days of the year, the window of unification opens for us, not to mention the multiple times a day this phrase is recited in the daily prayers.
There are 4 words in “Y’Ydaber Adonai El Moshe.” The last two “El Moshe” have the numerical value (376) of Shalom (peace) and the first two “V’Ydaber Adonai” (248) of rachem (mercy/grace). Together all 4 words (222 + 26 +31 +345) equal 624, and adding 1 for the kolel gives us 625, as in the highest dimension, H’Keter, “The crown,” and also as in the exact square root (625) of the total number of words, verses, and letters in the Torah (390,625).
“God spoke to Moses” is obviously a powerful phrase. It’s also the most numerous in the Torah. Why? Because G-d knew we needed the energy, and at the 10 Commandments (Utterances) we cried out for Moses to be our go between, missing an amazing opportunity as previously discussed to tap directly into the tree-of-life reality.
While the ordinal value of the first word “V’Ydaber” is 42, the last 3 words “Adonai El Moshe” add up to 402, and the sum of the ordinal and standard values of “El Moshe” alone add up to 428, which all makes perfect sense since the 42-Letter Name of G-d matrix is the unification of the 7 lower sefirot (dimensions) in the 6 extremities (6 x 7 = 42), all of which pertain to Moses in unison with the Shechinah, whose numerical value by the way is 390, as in the 390,625 total words, verses and letters in the Torah.
This is indeed a most powerful gift. But just as with children who receive too many gifts, we can get spoiled.
Most of us have forgotten what it’s all about. And we’re not just talking about the many gifts we highlight and reveal on this blog; we’re talking about the endless gifts all around us that so few actually appreciate.
With all the tools and knowledge available to us, sometimes we forget that our purpose is not to work on others, but on ourselves.
And most of us have forgotten how. We were happy to let Moses and other do the work for us. But just because they were doing their work doesn’t mean we needn’t do ours. On the contrary, they got to their exalted levels only by doing their work.
The Works of Creation
G-d created the world in 6 days. How did he do that? He reached within and worked on Himself for 6 days in 6 extremities in 6 directions. We need to emulate His actions. Everything we need to know occurred during those 6 days. Nevertheless, by the 7th day, the tree-of-life reality was fully established and G-d no longer had to work.
We must do as G-d did. Only when we control our lives can we control the universe around us, not the other way around. The tools and Names can help us, and the more we work on ourselves, the more effectively they do, but they can only get us out of jambs; they cannot change who we are, or even elevate us spiritually. We can only do that ourselves.
Who did G0d turn to to create the universe? To Himself. And so we too must look inward, search and purify our intentions in all 6 directions and work toward our goals. G-d did not rest until everything was done, day or night.
The Torah begins: “In the Beginning, G-d created heaven and earth.” “In the Beginning” seems to imply, that later, someone else created it. And so they did. We did, Man (adam) did. We created another universe. We were stripped naked and began creating it all over from scratch, imparting all our limitations on it each step of the way, comparing notes, and forcing our opinions on one another until we had a consensus reality that masked and confounded everything that G0d had created for us.
Biblically speaking and kabbalistically, 6 days is 6 years is 6 decades is 6 hundred years is 6 thousand years. The 10 dimensions (sefirot) fold into themselves in magnitudes of 10, so they are essentially the same.
The 7th day is a day of rest, the 7th year is a year of rest (a shmittah year).
Man creates for 6 decades, and in the 7th, at 70 years he rests. That is why King David lived for 70 years. And also why the exile in Babylonia lasted for 70 years, and also why there were all those other 70-year Biblical time frames highlighted in The Divine Calendar, and why while Moshiach (the Messiah) is supposed to arrive 70 years after Israel became a nation.
The 7th millennium is the time set aside for the tree-of life. As explained in previous blogs we missed the first window when 6 periods of 408 years had passed in 2448, when the 10 Commandments (Utterances) were given. Now, the next window opens when 6 periods of 1000 years have passed (less the 222 years or 6 x 37 time period that the Zohar tells us existed prior to Adam) in 5778. And by the way, “V’Ydaber” has the numerical value 222.
So what was G-d doing during those first 6 days; He was being Proactive.
When we’re proactive, constantly proactive, there’s no time for the dark side to engage and sidetrack us. All successful people have one thing in common they are proactive. Yes, that is “the secret.”
Proactivity = Creation
That is how we take control of our lives. When you are proactive it is you who are deciding your future, not someone else.
While not necessarily spiritual men, Donald Trump, Bill gates, Warren Buffet, Steven Jobs and Sam Walton didn’t wait around to react to the markets and to opportunities; they made their own. They were proactive. They went out to create things, about a trillion dollars worth of things. They are not G-d. They are not supermen. They are just men being proactive, and that’s just in only one area of their lives.
If they can do it, why not you?
You have so many more spiritual tools available to you than they did. Don’t let doubt get in your way. Being proactive means not allowing any time for doubts to creep in. Just do it and do it and do it. Be like G-d. Or if you want money, lots of it, be like Warren Buffet.
There are 6 extremities and creating financial wealth is only one extremity. It’s what you do with that wealth and how you treat people along the way that makes someone spiritual.
Obama didn’t become President by waiting around to be asked. He is the consummate proactive person. And while I don’t agree with much of what he’s doing, he has continued being proactive and nonstop in his actions so far while President, not leaving room for the darkness to distract and sidetrack him.
It’s only while I’m writing that I’m actually creating. If I stop and think and ponder and research for 5 weeks and then write for 5 hours, I’m still only creating for 5 hours.
Are you as proactive as you can be? In all areas of your life? In any area of your life? The answer is obviously no because we can always do more.
We spend much of lives trying to get through them and using the spiritual tools to patch up the messes we make for ourselves rather than taking control by being constantly proactive and not leaving ourselves anytime to screw things up by being reactive.
The true spiritual path is that of creator, not of receptor. And we can only create by doing, and we can only do by being proactive. Any moment that we are not proactive and moving ourselves forward, we are just playing cards with our spiritual opponent, and you know how that will turn out. He doesn’t lose.
Think about that: Any moment that you are not being proactive, you are opening yourself up to failure of one kind or another. In a single hour, in 60 minutes, any 60 minutes of the day, how many of those minutes were you proactive? And how many have gone by unused in your pursuits to fill the 6 extremities?
I can tell you for a fact that Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Steven Jobs and Barack Obama didn’t waste many of those minutes. Because we can see their results.
And that’s the beauty of the system: Feedback, universal feedback. The universe shows us in no uncertain terms whether we’re being proactive or not. That’s why in Creation it says G-d looked at what he’d done that day and “God saw all that he had made, and behold, it was very good.” He worked non-stop day and night (proactively) and by measuring all his accomplishments that day He knew that he hadn’t wasted any time.
Yes, on our spiritual paths G-d (the universe, the Light) throws many obstacles our way, but if you’re proactive you’ll roll right through them, often without noticing, because He also throws many opportunities our way, and it’s only by being proactive that we can take advantage of those opportunities.
Take this article for instance, you can read it and wait for the next one, or you can immediately be proactive and send it and/or the link out to as many people as possible. We all know the benefit of sharing–that’s being proactive. And if you want to make sure you realize the maximum amount of benefit and spiritual good will from it, recite the Ana B’koach (42-letter Name, Shem Mem-Bet) while doing it. Why do you think the works of Creation are called Ma’aser Bereshit? Or that the Torah (Bible) is embedded with so many gifts based on the number 42 or on the Name itself?
As shown and explained in The Genesis Prayer, the 42-letter Name is what was used to create everything and every time we use it we tap into that energy; now all we have to do is couple it with our own creative (proactive) energy.
But don’t stop there. That will only take you a few minutes. Make the calls you need to make, do the actions you need to do to become fulfilled. Make yourself successful in every area of your life. The key is not to stop–you’ll find the energy will be exhilarating because the more proactive you are the more energy you draw into yourself to keep going. And don’t worry the universe has plenty of energy to share; most of the other 6 billion people on the planet are sitting around waiting for things to happen. Not that they aren’t working hard, but just not on themselves.
Now you know the Secret. You don’t need a book or a DVD. If you’re more comfortable sending in $12.95 or whatever, go ahead, we’ll turn around and use it to produce even more articles to benefit even more people because sitting back and thinking about it isn’t proactive.
Have you ever wondered why certain people in your congregation, organization, business, community, or school get all the attention, and most of the rest of us get ignored? Have you heard the term “have a big vessel?” It’s because people who are successful have already proven that they are proactive, and the leaders of your community want people near them that are proactive (the so-called big vessel people) because these people are proven commodities; they will proactively spread the message and the Light.
Having a big vessel is not about having a big suitcase to receive stuff in. Everyone’s bank account is the same size–it’s just a hollow digital space in a computer system. Having a big vessel means having the desire to get things accomplished, to move things forward; it means Being Proactive.
Any one of us can be another Sam Walton and build a trillion dollar company without any special education or training. The only thing stopping us is the amount of time we’re not being proactive.
Yes, certain people seem to have been born with an innate ability to be proactive and some of us find it much harder than others. That’s tikkun (karma) and that can be overcome. And those that overcome it, will soar much higher and faster. It may seem impossible until you just do it and then looking back you’ll see how easy it always was. Just reach out and make the next move. If we don’t, the universe will just back us further into the corner until we do, and things will only get tougher physically and psychologically.
We’ve all been proactive in some parts of our lives and at certain points in our lives, now we need to spread that strength and inner wisdom in all 6 directions. It may not be so easy to everyone, but do you really think that being like G-d should be?
Before, the sages and the tzaddikim, before Moses and Joseph and Abraham, before Noach and Adam, G-d was there alone, showing us the way. We had to look no further than the first 31 verses of the Torah, or even its first 42 letters.
And by the same token any one of us could bring Mashiach (the Messiah). It just depends on how much time we want to waste, or don’t want to waste.