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LIVING IN CREATIVITY — PARSHA Vayakhel- VAYCAHAL

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A few terms and concepts are explained at the bottom of the post for those who are not so familiar

To get the most out of the Spiritual path taught here one needs to begin with the writings under the category called “The Guide”. The teachings there make a vessel so that one’s soul can ascend, and work with the meditative practices taught here. From learning “The Guide” one will become familiar with the terms also that are necessary to access this wisdom. So Enjoy and Grow !

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Vayachal Bs”d  Updated Febuary20th

In last weeks parsha GOD states “ The Children of Isreal shall keep the Shabot throughout there generations”. After the giving of the Shabot Moses is given the 2 tablets of the law written by the finger of Elohem”e. In the beginning of this weeks parsha the commandment is given  “Don’t burn fire on shabbot”. Of all the forbidden types of work , Moses warns against specifically “burning fire”. Most “work” that’s forbidden on Shabbot is not mentioned explicately in the Torah, The prohibition on fire is.  All the 39 types of labor that were involved in building of the Tabernacle are forbidden on Shabbot. The reason fire is mentioned explicitly may be because in our day the main cause of Shabbos violation is “kindling fire”. Driving a car, turning on lights and using most electric devices falls into this category.“ six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. It shall be a holy day to you. Whoever works on this day shall surely be put to death”. How can this be as people are unfortunately working on Shabot, and they are still walking around ?.

  Its known that on the Holy Shobot there is revealed more Chuchmah (Wisdom-creative inspiration). It says “Chuchmah enlivens its owner”, and the source of this חיים (life force) is שכל .1 (intellect) We draw from The main aspect of life is in Chuchmah.2 All מזון (nourishment) and flow is from Bina (Divine understanding), but nourishment of the upper King is from Chuchmah. From here is heaven nourished as it says ”Chuchmah makes alive its owner”, and the land to flow in Malchut of

בן ישי (King David) Who is בן יש י(son who has י (?, י refers to Teferet (balence-harmony).3 Decent from Atzilut (world of Divine creativity) to Bria (world of Divine Understanding) is always called death.4 When a man transgresses any of the prohibitions of the Torah they receive death from heaven and are cut off. 5 The limbs of a man correspond to branches of the supernal markava (chariot). The malvush (garment) of Canneset Yisrael is in 248 limbs of Atzilut which are angels. There are 248 lights in Adam elyon (supernal man) from 248 mitzvot (affirmative Biblical commandments). So that by each of the 248 mitzvot there does not rule the tuma (impurity) of death (on its cooresponding limb). All the 248 positive commandments are masculine being Teferet that is drawn from Chesed. 365 days of the year come in from the 365 branches of din (judgment) of the supernal tree. They are from the aspect of פחד (great fear) drawn from the feminine side, so women are obligated to guard all 365 prohibitions of the Torah. Prohibitions are from din (stern judgment). So do not transgress the prohibitions. 6 Not eating the atz dat tov and rah (tree of good and evil) are 365 prohibitions. They are like sexual offenses, places of ruling of the chizonim (the other side). One who enters the gan and comes unto the chizonim there, there is aroused unto him supernal givurot (forces of severity-restriction). They flow to the malchut (Divine presence), and this disturbs minuchah (pleasant rest), givurot flow to the chitzonim. When a man comes unto these, death rules upon him, God forbid. The atz dat tov (tree of good) is mitzvot and that which is permitted. The mitzvot are atz Chyim (tree of life), that which is permitted is atz dat tov. 7 “Atz Chyim” is Z’a (source of Ruach-Emotional soul), “Atz Dat” is Nakavah (source of the animal soul called Nefesh). One is life the other is death. Whoever involves themselves with them, but gives more consideration to Nakavah when She is separate from Z”a causes to himself death in this world and “olam Haba” (world to come).8 sedek” is “Atz Chym” it arrouses against death, and delivers those attached to it.9

The Torah states all the materials and what was made for the “Mishkan” (Tabernacle) as God commanded 3 times. But each of us are not building our own “Miscon”. God wants us to experience each entity and action, like to “give blue wool”, to “connect sets of curtains”, to present the completed work.The Law of Sabbath precedes the building of the sanctuary. The Shabat is Israel’s eternal sanctuary in time, even when it does not have its temporary sanctuary in space, the “Mishcon”. Wherever the Jew wanders, the Shabat is always there with him. This Parsha’s only “mitzva” as counted by Safer Chinuch, is “YOU SHALL NOT IGNITE FIRE IN ANY OF YOUR DWELLINGS ON THE SABBATH DAY” (35:3) the last mitzva of Exodus (Sefer Hachinuch). ALL creative work in the Mishkan construction is forbidden on Shabbat (Ex. 20:10, 31:14-5, Lev. 23:3); but our verse adds that even court execution by fire, e.g. for a priest’s adulterous daughter, is forbidden on Shabbat; this is extended to all forms of execution. We also learn that courts shouldn’t even sit in judgement on Shabbat.

Immediately after the giving of the commandment of Shabot it says “Take a offering to Yhv”h, he who is of a willing heart.” May we have such a “willing heart” arroused from between the “Caruvim” that are upon the ark of the covenant as described in our parsha. “Navua” (prophesy) rests on the heart of man. Its called nefesh in the heart. If the lungs merit song of Ruach Hakodesh we say the caruvim spread there wings to receive three ”chayot” of the marcava. The four winds of the world are emanated from the four wings of the Chayot. They correspond to four legs of the thrown. The heart is an aspect flesh from the side of the ox.10

1. 1Shoshon Sodot

1. 2Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.103

1. 3Aor Yakar Vol 2 p.133

1. 4Machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.79

1. 5shar mimorim-ar’i p.3

1. 6Shoshon Sodot

1. 7Aor Yakar Barashit p.184

1. 8Sulam on Zohar Shalach Lecha p.127a

1. 9Zohar Bahar p.111a

1. 10zohar tikunim-perush metak mdavash p.993

To help aid the novice, the beginner in reading this I have included here some of the terms and concepts found in these teachings. The terms revolve around 5 concepts. The Names of God. The levels of the soul. The order and way of unfolding of the Divine Light. This is what is called knowledge of the “parzufim” (Divine faces). One could call this spiritual anatomy. The Worlds. Knowledge of the 10 Sefirot, these are the emanations of Divine energies which are the building blocks of all that was, is and will be.

 

Upon each of these subjects I have written a book. Yet the real understanding of the levels of the Soul, spiritual anatomy, the sefirot, worlds and the Divine Names is dependent on their context in the big picture. By this all is put into perspective. For this purpose I have written :

 

“The Owner’s Manual to the Soul”

 

The Kabbalah.

 

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Which is as “unified field theory” of Spiritualty. As it is important for one to see the “forest” before investigating the individual “trees”.

 

Levels of the Soul- In the Bible in its original language “Hebrew” the Soul is called by 5 names.

 

The Nefesh (animal soul), is the lowest level of them all. It is common in all living things.

 

The Ruach is the Emotional soul- called “spirit”

 

The Neshamah ( Divine intellectual Soul) it is the LIGHT OF DIVINE UNDERSTANDING.

 

The Chayah is the soul of creativity

 

The Yachidah is the highest level, at this level all souls are unified. It shall be this level the Messiah shall attain.

 

Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.

 

The 10 Sefirot-Powers of Divine emanation

 

Keter – · The first and highest of the ten sefirot. Keter means “crown” and is the link between the finite world we inhabit and the infinite world of Ein Sof. In the stages of creation, Keter is the stage in which material reality begins to come into existence. Keter is associated with God’s head and appears at the top of the Tree of Life.

 

Chochmah – · The second of the ten sefirot. Chochmah means “wisdom.” In the stages of creation, Chochmah represents the beginning of thought. It involves creative inspiration.

 

Binah – · Binah means “understanding” it is powers of reasoning, intellect..

 

Chesed – · Chesed, the fourth sefirah, represents love, giving, or mercy. In the stages of creation, Chesed heralds the beginning of emotional energy. Chesed is also identified with the Biblical character Abraham, the patriarch.

 

Gevurah – · Gevurah is sometimes also called “Din”, and means “judgment.” It is the power of discipline and restriction. It is often associated with Isaac, Abraham’s son.

 

Tiferet – · The sixth sefirah, Tiferet represents beauty and balance. It is the mediator of Gevurah and Chesed, Tiferet balances mercy and judgment. Tiferet is often linked to the biblical character Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel.

 

Netzach – · The seventh sefirah, Netzach stands for limitless energy, great quantity, endurance, and victory. Netzach is often associated with the biblical character Moses.

 

Hod – · The eighth sefirah, Hod represents contained energy that which is clearly defined. It is very specific flow. It is the quality of the Divine abundance while Netzach as said before is quantity of flow. Hod isoften associated with Aaron, the first high priest in the Bible.

 

Yesod – · The ninth sefirah, and serves as the mediator of Netzach and Hod. The biblical character associated with Yesod is Joseph, Jacob’s son. The influence of astrology happens at this level.

 

Malchut – means “kingdom” and is the tenth and final sefirah. It is also called the Shekhinah which is associated with God’s presence as it is reveal.

 

Shekhinah is the Divine presence

 

Each of the major Parzufim contains all 10 Sefirot, specific Sefirot are identified with particular Parzufim. From each of these parzufim is emanated the different levels of the soul.

 

Adam Kadmon – The first world, contains all overall Providence.

 

Attika Kaddisha and Arich Anpin (The Holy Ancient One and the Long Face) are identified with the Sefirah Keter. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Yachidah”.

 

Abba (the Supernal Father ) corresponding to Chochmah. From here is emanated the level of soul called “Chayah”.

 

Imma (the Supernal Mother) corresponding to Binah, From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nashama”.

 

Ze’ir Anpin (The Short-faced One) corresponding to the Sefirot from Chesed to Yesod

 

From here is emanated the level of soul called “Ruach”

 

Nukvah (the Female) (corresponding to Malchut).From here is emanated the level of soul called “Nefesh”.

 

There are also six secondary Parzufim:

 

Jacob and Israel, which are aspects of Ze’ir Anpin

 

Rachel and Leah, which are aspects of Nukvah,

 

Israel Sava and Tevunah, are parzufim made from the lower sefirot of Abba and Imma.

 

The Worlds

 

Ein Sof – which means “the infinite.” It is the highest level the The limitless Light of God.

 

Atzlut Atzilut is the ”World of Emanation” or Nearness to God. Atzilut is the world of Godly awareness.It is the realm of people who have so refined themselves to a very high level. The Level of soul called “Chyah” resides here.

 

Beriah Beriah is the world of creation. It is the world of the level of soul called “Nashamah”

 

Yetzira, or formation. Yetzira is the world of spiritual entities, angels. Here resides the level of soul called “Ruach”

 

Asiyah is the physical world. This is the world “where the action is” – where perfection and rectification takes place. The creatures of the world of Asiyah are divided into the mineral, vegetable, animal and human categories. The is the world of the animal soul called Nefesh.

 

There infinite names here are a few of the main ones :

 

אהי”ה – Ahyh – Sefirah Keter divine will

 

י”ה- Yh- Sefirah Chuchmah wisdom creativity

 

יהו”ה – Yhvh -Sefirah Binah and Teferet Divine Understanding and balance (this name is contains all)

 

א”ל- Al -Sefirah Chesed Kindness

 

אלהי”ם -Alhym – Sefirah Givurah severity restriction

 

שד”י – Sdy – Sefirah Yesod Gateway of all the energy

 

אדנ”י- Adny Sefirah Malchut, This name manifests the Divine presence



PARSHA Titzaveh – FLOWING THE DIVINE ENERGY

Titzaveh Bs”d

It says in Psalms “your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”.David ha Melach (KING DAVID), peace unto him tells us that by the word of the Torah we have a lamp to direct our feet. This refers to the exact spots our feet touch, the minute details in our life. It’s light will also illuminate our path. We learn in the Zohar that oil refers to the power of Chuchmah (Divine creative wisdom). With the light of Chuchmah itself which is the level of secrets of the Torah, the inner aspect of the Torah which come to one as “flashes” of Divine inspiration yielding understanding, new understanding in the Torah. This same light of revelation, with the mercy of Hashem (GOD) will shine with Godliness at all times. So we may see the Godliness in all things as David said “a lamp unto my feet”. So we can see what thoughts, words and actions at all times will place us in the Holiest place. In our parsha we can get some illumination concerning this lamp as it is written “ You shall command the children of Yisrael to bring pure beaten olive oil for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.” From this we can see that that the oil to illuminate our path and guide our feet must be of high quality, as it says “pure”. Rav Dov Bear of Mezerich explains that “ Sin contains repentance as a olive contains oil”. At the time one returns to Hashem’s way the sparks of Holiness that gave vitality to the forces of separation (to evil) are raised up to the heavenly regions away from the “other side”.

Holy sparks are in every thing, a soul is a spark of The Divine similarly, every angel. Some sparks are not souls nor angels, they are all spiritual energy.

By Adam and Chava sinning with the Tree of Knowlege, their souls shattered into the sparks that fell below. Here is a analogy that will help explain this concept. A glass vessel falls to the floor and shatters into many pieces, all over the place. This is so with the sparks of Holiness. Currently, these sparks are trapped, surrounded by klipot (husks; shells) of the other side nourishing because of the sin of Adam and Chava with the Tree of Knowlege and our transgressions. Adam and Eve’s souls were huge their souls shattered into millions and millions of sparks. When there is sin, the soul falls, each time we are guilty of the sins the soul falls drops down falling even further as more sparks get dispersed.

Currently many of these sparks surrounded by klipot (husks; shells) are waiting for their tikkun (fixing). They are waiting to be liberated. Each person’s soul is connected to specific sparks in the world, others not so much. Do the will of God and liberate these sparks from these places. As we see when it says,

God establishes the footsteps of man, and He will favor his way” (Psalms, 37:23). This teaches us that God decides where our feet are going to take us. We then only need to do at these places whats is expected of us and then will the sparks get liberated and elevated to their source in Holiness. Right now, these trapped sparks are nourishing all the “klipot” which are the bad “middot” (character) traits and evil forces. We need to break these “klipot” and rescue their sparks taking them from the dominion of the “klipot” and putting them back again involved in Holiness. These sparks become one with our souls which strengthens us spiritually and the worlds also according to the system of unfolding called “histashalut”. By turning away from transgression and doing “teshuva” the Divine spark in exile that gave life to the “tiva” (evil desire) is released and raised up to its source as the “klipa” is shattered by the separation from the Divine spark it had swallowed which did sustain it. Thus is fulfilled the words of Rabbi Akiva “my falling is my rising”. As the spark by rising up to its source provides extra power to our soul instead of the “klipot” (forces of evil). By this a new light shines upon us. To make this clearer the Gerer Rebbe said “ We see that a candle and a wick give light by diminishing , likewise a man who dominishes his physical desires may give out spiritual light. This is suggested by the name of the source of physical desires, the soul in the blood called “Nefesh”. Its first letter “N” stands for “ner” (lamp), “f” for petilah (wick) and it last letter “sh” for shemen (oil). We are all lost in our individual exiles, we need to see the bars of our imprisonment and try to take ourselves out of our personal exiles, Then God shall do the rest.

Just as the olive must be crushed to give its oil, so must we crush our animal souls so that it may become as oil to illuminate our paths in the service of Hashem. As the olive oil is fine and pure so must we be of a most developed character to ascend to give light, so to ascend into Holiness beholding the Torah’s secrets.

Avraham Abulafia teaches desire is in partnership with the flow of Divine abundance that comes to his vessels. Desire comes from Atzilut. It is flow of אלה”י . By this he cleaves in the voices. There comes to him desire of love to be covered in the wings of the Shechinah, he receives anything from Chuchmah Elyonah So go in and ask for Chuchmah in great desire, desire of your nefesh. Ask so that you grow in comprehension unto all abilities. Preparations are necessary for Chuchmah of Navua (prophesy). You must work for this day and night. From the tiva (desire) for Divine names. This is the cavana (intention). Choice love and desire. These are the general principles. The name of Keter is to them all. It is the first cause close to thought that arouses the movement to ask, arouse will and thought. These are one thing and are not separated. רצון (will) rises up in all levels till reaching the level called חשק (desire) in all its completeness. חשק (desire) has no limit or end. It raises up thought from its beginning to completion. חשק is the end of all tiva (burning desire). It is a מופת (wonder). Devacut (cleaving) and חשק (desire) are one thing. One cleaves in חשק (desire). All this goes out from thought to actuality, then there is כח (power). The giving of חשק (desire) is a אות (spiritual sign) it is צבאו”ת אלהי”ם יהו”ה . Through this there will be a אות in our צבא (hosts). From the stones of the Cohain Gadol’s breast plate is חשק from the source of Binna. It is breath and חותם (a seal). חשק is אור עצום (essential light).1

The Hebrew people at Mount Sinai when they received the Torah were raised by this to a very high level of revelation. They were free, refined of the sin of Adam and Eve in Gan Aden and because of this the Divine presence could be drawn in them. They could have lived for ever. If they had not sinned with the Golden calf. Once they sinned this level of Divinity could no longer rest upon the children of Israel so a “Miscon”, (Tabernacle) and Temple were needed. Moses stayed on this Holy higher level, he had to wear a vail. He was too much for people to behold. Looking at Moses must have been like looking at a “Miscon” condensed in one person, that would be very bright.

May this Divine desire bring Mashiach soon in Mercy.