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Shvi shel Pasach

The 7th day of Passach teaches us that God has given us potential we could not even imagine like when a cold and impregnable sea bars your path? Don’t give up, anything is possible, the impossible is possible. One just needs to Move forward in truth with Divine faith and when you do, you will see the insurmountable barrier yield and the ominous threat will just fade away. You will see that despite all the “evidence” to the contrary, you have it within your power to reach your goal. But one will only come to realize this if they keep moving forward. One can come to see from Svi shel Pasach that the sky is not the limit. All depends on God as He is the one who gives all abilities. And there is nothing He cannot not do. It is we by separation from Him, who limit ourselves greatly.

When Israel first left Egypt they did not have enough merit themselves to be redeemed. They were redeemed because of the promise God made to Abraham. However, God wanted Israel to be worthy of redemption by their own merit. So after their faith had been strengthened by the three days they traveled under the wings of the Shechinah guarded by the clouds of Glory God tested us to see whether we would choose to give up and  return toward Egypt or trust in God and enter into the Reed Sea.  By this show of faith trusting in God even at risk of drowning showed Yisrael to be worthy in their own merit of being redeemed. Do not forget this lesson, merit to be be redeemed in the final redemption and merit the “Reshimu” of “mochin gadlut 2 ” of seder night that returns to be revealed on Svi shel Pasach !

  The secret to the 7th day of Pesach is not the splitting of the “Yam Suf”  (Reed sea) but  On Seder night a conception take place and Shvi  shel pesach is the birth.

Like Seder night there is revelation of Gadlut ב though on the Seventh Day of Pesach is only a “Reshimu” (tracing of it)  Being the 6th Night of the Omer, Yesod of Chesed, the gateway for the expression of kindness in all its manifestations. This festival evening  is different from all others the Arizal said that marital relations are required on this evening, unlike every other festival night.when it is not required. As found in the Sefer Shulhan Aruch of the Ar”i by Yakov Semach. Something also unusual on the 7th day of Pesach we do not say the blessing “shehyanu” as we said before it is nothing new only a “Reshimu” tracing of the “Gadlut” (expanded consiousness) of the “Seder” night. The seventh day of Passover is not a separate Festival in its own right, like Shemini Atzeret, the last day of Sukkot. But it is the conclusion of Passover so we don’t recite the “shehyanu”  blessing after Kiddush or when lighting candles. Even if the seventh day of Passover marks the day when many miracles were performed for our forefathers at the Reed Sea.

    The Lubavitcher Rebbe (z’l) teaches that Until “Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore,” they remained in dread of Egypt’s military might; some were even prepared to submit to slavery again rather than risk death After the Splitting of the Sea, however, all fear of danger ended and they experienced true freedom.

In the Zohar  R. Shimon teaches that  when Israel stood by the banks of the sea and sang, God and His Heavenly community appeared to them and they recognized  their King Who had performed all of the miracles for them. Each and every one of the people understood and saw that which the world’s prophets had never seen or understood. As testimony of this, At the Sea all Yisrael sang together the same words at the same time, the “Song of the sea” a song none of them had heard before, but they all sang it together.. Even the unborn in their mothers’ wombs sang this song together, seeing a manifestation of God’s Presence that even Ezekial the Prophet never saw.. When they concluded their song, the people’s souls were enraptured and longed to see even more. So overwhelmed were they that they refused to leave. At that time Moses said to God: “Your children, in their great desire to see Your light, do not want to leave the sea.” What did God do? He concealed His glory and He was both apparent and unapparent. Moses urged Israel to leave a number of times but they were still unwilling, for they were still enraptured by God’s indirect appearance. It was only when they understood that His glory was in the wilderness, that Moses was able to lead them, as the verse (Exodus 15:22) states: And Moses led them from the Red Sea… and they went into the wilderness of Shur. Why is it referred to as the wilderness of Shur? It was a wilderness where they sought to see the glory of their great King, for the Hebrew word “Shur” connotes seeing.

“He turned the sea into dry land.” The material world hides the Godliness within it. Like waters cover over whatever under the sea. Selfish material existence conceals the Godly life-force which maintains your existence. Transform the sea into dry land see what is under the surface perceive God’s  involvement in our physical world. Recognize God’s constant presence and influence in your life. His Torah is the  means of establishing a connection with Him. Transform the sea into dry land and see The God is right there just under the surface of all that’s happening all around us all the time. One just needs to be able to see a little deeper. The sense of God’s presence becomes more evident as one’s commitment to the Torah and its mitzvot Grows

 

Moses worked with 72 three letter Divine names at the Red sea and the sea parted then the Children of Israel walk on dry land in the midst of the sea !

 

Avraham Abulafia teaches that if your heart runs return it to it’s place, by this is cut a covanant. By this way there is recieved 72 names.1 This is the unification of right and left. The Ar’i explains it this way in Shar Mimori Rasb’i Supernal angels at midnight rise up to the upper supernal angels, and enter the ”penimi” (internal) aspect of holiness of bina (Divine understanding) and intellect. “Penimi” of the sefirot is portions of the “Nashama” (Soul of Divine intellect). Opposite this is the “chitzon” (external energy) this corresponds to the physical body and Angels. Midnight is the spirit of all spirits. The Nashama is able to rise above with zu’n (source of Animal and emotional soul) through self sacrifice in ” kidush” Hashem (Sanctifying Gods name). By this one draws the vessel from imma (source of Soul of Divine intellect) of his Nashama. This is from the 216 letters of the 72 names. This is the vessel made at midnight.2 ”.

 

The 32 paths are from the Yesod (foundation-gateway of energy) of nature. They make 248 limbs (bones in the body). They are the secret of רי”ו (216) with 32 equals 248.3 The surrounding fire on Sinai was chasmal (source of revelation of voice of God). Chasmal is given to deliver these inside, from those not proper. In Chashmal are 4 punishments for the wicked from the 4 letters of אדנ”י . One who is proper comes close by the ד of אדנ”י, others rise in the נ. 216 letters of Givurah (severity) burns in fire to push away those not proper.4 72 colors are 70 of the sanhedrin with Moshe and Aharon. These illude to 7 sefirot each including 10. Moshe and Aharon illude to their source being the secret of 9 tikuney dikna (conduits of Divine will and Mercy). 7 include 10 and 2 are the source of all.5

 

60 is awakening of the first masiach (Messiah). In 6 more is the awakening of the 2nd. This leaves 6 more years until 72 (it is now 5769, or maybe its 72 years since the birth of the state of Isreal). At that time the redemption will take place.

 

According to the Zohar on page 119a of Vayera: The redemption of Israel will come about through the mystic force of the letter vav (in Hashem’s name), namely in the 6th millennium, and more precisely, after 6 seconds and half the time that remains. This is the Zohar’s way of saying the 666th year of the 6th millennium, 6 ½ months into the year. This of course is the first day of Pesach which is 6 ½ months after Rosh Hashana. 6 ½ days later is the seventh day of Pesach.

 

The year 5666 was 2/3 of the way through the 6th millennium, from that point onward Mashiach can be coming at any time. So the Rebbe Rashab instituted four cups of wine at the meal for Mashiach as part of the third meal for the afternoon of the last day of Pesach.

 

There will be 4 redemptions corresponding to the 4 “Chayot” (angels).6

Nachshon ben Aminadav, the Nasi (leader) of the Tribe of Yehudah, jumped into the Reed Sea, followed by his tribe and then by the entire nation of Israel. They entered the sea till their nostrils. Only then did the sea split. It takes self-sacrifice to make “it” happen.  One needs to decide that no matter what the obstacle their resolve will not be shaken. This is the kind of dedication that brings one to the ultimate freedom of God and the Torah. It needs to be one’s life, that’s the only reason one would be willing to give their life for it  IT IS A LOVE AS THIS THAT WILL BRING REDEMPTION !

 

1. 1Safer ha Cheshek

 

1. 2arba maot shekel cesef-ar’i p.242, Share Ramchal p.235

 

1. 3Aor Yakar Barashit p.80

 

1. 4Tikunim Chadashim-Ramcha’l p.108

 

1. 5Oar Yakar Vol 2 Noach p.210

 

1. 6Sulam on Zohar Pinchas p.249a,252a

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Sea Splitting – Practical Kabbalah 101

When Moshe at the age of 120 wishes to enter the land of Israel he uses the word Ebra Na – please let me pass over, to which Hashem quickly intervenes and tells Moshe “don’t speak again this word.” Implying the potency of repeating the word Na נא.

Bs”d   Updated                                                               APRIL 17TH 2016

Shvi shel Pasach

Moses worked with 72 three letter Divine names at the Red sea and the sea parted then the Children of Israel walk on dry land in the midst of the sea !

From אז then comes forth the seventy two names which are חסד Chesed =72 . From them one sets up a throne for the Master through the wings of the commandments, and He will sit upon it in truth. A 10th of אמת.

(Tikuny Zohar)

Avraham Abulafia teaches that if your heart runs return it to it’s place, by this is cut a covanant. By this way there is recieved 72 names.1 This is the unification of right and left. The Ar’i explains it this way in Shar Mimori Rasb’i Supernal angels at midnight rise up to the upper supernal angels, and enter the ”penimi” (internal) aspect of holiness of bina (Divine understanding) and intellect. “Penimi” of the sefirot is portions of the “Nashama” (Soul of Divine intellect). Opposite this is the “chitzon” (external energy) this corresponds to the physical body and Angels.  Midnight is the spirit of all spirits. The Nashama is able to rise above with zu’n (source of Animal and emotional soul) through self sacrifice in ” kidush” Hashem (Sanctifying Gods name). By this one draws the vessel from imma (source of Soul of Divine intellect) of of his Nashama. This is from the 216 letters of the 72 names. This is the vessel made at midnight.2 ”.

The 32 paths are from the Yesod (foundation-gateway of energy) of nature. They make 248 limbs (bones in the body). They are the secret of רי”ו (216) with 32 equals 248.3 The surrounding fire on Sinai was chasmal (source of revelation of voice of God). Chasmal is given to deliver these inside, from those not proper. In Chashmal are 4 punishments for the wicked from the 4 letters of אדנ”י . One who is proper comes close by the ד of אדנ”י, others rise in the נ. 216 letters of Givurah (severity) burns in fire to push away those not proper.4 72 colors are 70 of the sanhedrin with Moshe and Aharon. These illude to 7 sefirot each including 10. Moshe and Aharon illude to their source being the secret of 9 tikuney dikna (conduits of Divine will and Mercy). 7 include 10 and 2 are the source of all.5

60 is awakening of the first masiach (Messiah). In 6 more is the awakening of the 2nd. This leaves 6 more years until 72 (it is now 5769, or maybe its 72 years since the birth of the state of Isreal). At that time the redemption will take place.

According to the Zohar on page 119a of Vayera: The redemption of Israel will come about through the mystic force of the letter vav (in Hashem’s name), namely in the 6th millennium, and more precisely, after 6 seconds and  half the time that remains. This is the Zohar’s way of saying the 666th year of the 6th millennium, 6 ½ months into the year. This of course is the first day of Pesach which is 6 ½ months after Rosh Hashana. 6 ½ days later is the seventh day of Pesach.

The year 5666 was 2/3 of the way through the 6th millennium, from that point onward Mashiach can be coming at any time. So the Rebbe Rashab instituted four cups of wine at the meal for Mashiach as part of the third meal for the afternoon of the last day of Pesach.

There will be 4 redemptions corresponding to the 4 “Chayot” (angels).6

1. 1Safer ha Cheshek

1. 2arba maot shekel cesef-ar’i  p.242, Share Ramchal p.235

1. 3Aor Yakar Barashit p.80

1. 4Tikunim Chadashim-Ramcha’l p.108

1. 5Oar Yakar Vol 2 Noach p.210

1. 6Sulam on Zohar Pinchas p.249a,252a

Sea splitting and other Practical Kabbalah 101

Sea splitting and other Practical Kabbalah 101

Invoking Divine will by Kabbalistic meditation works as “form

precedes manifestation”; that is, anything which manifests in

this, physical world, is preceded by a process of

“formation”, This premise is not so odd as it might

seem. Every object that is a product of

human manufacture existed in someone’s mind before taking shape

in this physical world. A house was once an architect’s design, and before that, an abstract object in a land developer plan. Every object of human manufacture originally existed as an idea or form in someone’s mind, and each idea went through a process of development, from inspiration to manufacture . It is not a large step to conceive of

the whole universe as the product of mind, so that every form of substance each species of plant and animal and all that happens in this world are the result of a process of formation occurring through the unfolding of Divine energy.

through angels and spirits, and “yesodot” which are the 4 “elements”. Each of these

levels of unfolding of Divine energy holds a portion of the world in place and guides

its actions and development. Each of these levels of unfolding of Divine

energy is a part of “Binah” (The sefirah of of Divine understanding), Called Ima

(mother) When united with this level of consciousness the mind takes primacy over

physical matter, thus is accomplished the work of the “mikubal”. To call upon, to

invoke ‘sefirot and “Ruchot” (spirits) to modify natural law at a specific time and

place, one is not violating a physical law; just changing it momentarily as it unfolds

level by level from its source of Divine energy at יהוה until its manifestation.

Intended form precedes manifestation, by this the future is formed out of the present.

The seeds of many potential futures are planted in the present by the thoughts and

desires of many minds; where there is a conflict of desires of individuals in

their thoughts this resembles a situation of a bus where each passenger has a

steering wheel providing input to the eventual direction the most “connected”

advanced ” mikubal” is the one with the most powerful steering

wheel. Another factor involved is the dynamics of steering. This is what I mean when

I say the “mikubal” must be sufficiently “connected” advanced ” and be able to

recognize opportune moments to move the bus in a desired direction, every thing this is Divine will has its time, and a way of  making it come in to being.

Formation of this reality we live in is a process of increasing limitation or

constraint. By this Divine will is shaped be it Physical, emotion or thoughts that we

are trying to form and shape. Once something is manifest it is constrained or

limited by what it is at that instant.

This formation is driven by a the unfolding of intention by the meditator, the

“mikubal” at the many levels of unfolding of the Divine light till the task is

completed. The success of the work will correspond to the energy put into it and not

only what people are intending. According to how well you understand these things; the levels of unfolding access and how to work the powers you will be successful in your work.

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The power that makes manifest the invocation of Divine energy and its manipulation

of things in this physical world is “limitation” by this the God’s energy in the sefirot

becomes progressively structured and constrained until it reaches the level of

revelation of God’s will which was the object of one’s desire in the mikubal’s prayer,

“tikun”, meditation. This limitation we refer to has many components but the main

things it refers to is limitation of our behavior by doing what the creator has asked of

us and limiting our self to not transgressing Divine will. In order to work a ‘tikun” it

is necessary to divert energy away from obsession with personal identity and selfish

needs, to the needs of the “tikun”. The other aspects of limitation are in the doing of

the work of the invocation of the Divine light by working this Divine name and

not invoking that one. By invoking the energy through this angel and not that one,

working the one appropriate for the “tikun”. Doing the “tikun” at this time, its correct

time and not another.

This “limitation” force is what releases the Divine

energy needed to perform the needed “tikun”.

To begin this work  we make a Circle by the “hakofot” we make before we pray

drawing in surrounding lights by the name מב as tough by the great “Mikubal” Shalom Sharabi. Midrash  states that Moshe drew a circle round him and beseeched Hashem saying that he would not move until Miriam was cured.

In this place of the surrounding lights the work is carried out. By these surrounding lights there is consecrated all the space within it. The circle and work may also be done in a lucid dream. One may want to see the line of the circle made of blue fire of Malchut  drawn in the air. Your normal matters of secular life should not intrude in this Circle The Circlemarks a “circle of Holiness”, a different place from your usual normal place of dwelling in the physical world. The “mikubal” to do this work must leave everyday life behind when entering the Circle. Care must be taken to guard our thoughts and actions when in this circle and doing the work as scientists act when working with hazardous materials.

As in this circle we invoke the Divine energy of the Sefirot and “Ruchot” (spirits). So work with a martial attitude and sense of discipline and precision when doing “tikunim” in your circle. In the world of Bria in its “hachalot” we open Gates with Divine names to draw

flow, Divine abundance of the angels who manifest the Divine influence from

each gate needed in the “tikun” . Invocation of the Orders of the vessels and lights of

the Sefirot and needed angels and “ruchot” as part of the invocation, will bring

the “tikun” to completion.

An invocation is like a ticket for a train: it is the invocation which gets you onto the train and propels you to the right place where your tikun will be “accepted”

and completed. A prescription for entering mystical Consciousness, “Mochin Gadlut”, is Well Constructed “tikunim”, practiced often, they have a way of shifting consciousness, allowing one to access higher levels of their soul. A great part of the work is intuitive, following your heart within the frame work, but the frame work. The levels of unfolding of the Divine light and what they correspond to and how they are invoked MUST BE LEARNED.

 Energy is focused by “Kavanot” (intentions). Back to the analogy of the bus :

Your work will succeed if you have the most powerful steering wheel on the bus. Lots of people on the bus want to get to the same place as you. If you can limit your intention to minimise opposition this will also help many times this involves “intending” the right thing in the right time. A good analogy is a diamond cutter who exploits natural lines of cleavage to split a diamond.

 Remember as we alluded to before that limitation, like “miseret Nefesh” (self

sacrifice) is the currency to power your “tikunim”. You don’t get something for

nothing, and if you want to bring about change in the world you have to pay for it

in some way. In truth all you have to give is your possessions and ultimately your

self. For most people their self is represented by their money as this is what they trade

their time for. So the sages have made it a custom to give “Sadakah” charity around

“tefila’ (time of prayer).

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Self sacrifice till it hurts is the impulse that brings about changes in the world by

evoking Divine will. If you want to heal someone, don’t just do a “tikun” and leave it at that; becoming involved in caring for them in some way,  will act as a channel for the healing powers  you have invoked.

Each one of us has vast potential of power, but it is denied to us by

Innate self serving needs of our “Yetzer Hora” (evil inclination). Self-

sacrifice disturbs this equilibrium that lets our evil inclination rule. By this there is let out some of that energy. The way to reveal your connection to the infinite energy of God is by egoless devotion and self-sacrifice. It is by this the Great sadeekem gained reputations for working miracles.

Also remember that once you are in your Circle and Gates are opened to invoke the “ruchot” for your tikunim , that the God has given us tools to work with that help you do this work, like your “Tallit”, “Teffilin”, “kamiyot” and other spiritual tools.