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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.
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 יהו“ה 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.
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 מ“ב 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).
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.