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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.

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Torah and Souls before Creation

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UPDATED June 5th, 2016

Through  “Kriat Shema”  [saying of the Shema] the S”M  (Evil force) is  killed – for the Tetragrammaton which is the sword of the Holy One Blessed be He – about it is said, (Psalms 149:6) “The lofty praises of א”ל God are in the throat,” through the reading of the Shema “A double edged sword,” of the Holy One Blessed be He, is “In their hand” – of the children of Israel to kill the S”M. As our sages have said (Berachot 5a) anyone who reads the Shema on his bed. when he goes to sleep at night, it is as if he holds a double edged sword in his hand

We begin the 18 blessings of the “Amidah” prayer  “G-d open my lips and my mouth …” –  the initial letters of these words [in the original Hebrew] make up the word אשתו [his wife]

Matto”t and “Shemona Esray”and “Sma”

When Hashem comes down in the “Sma” it is said about the “Chayot” , “And I hear the voice of their wings” (, Tikunny Zohar, Ezekiel. 1:24)

 

In the “Shemona Esray”  is included  eighteen blessings and through it is unified the two names as יאהדונהי and the connection of these two names needs to be done in quietness. The secret of the matter “When they stood their wings softened” (Eze. 1:25), when the Jews stand in shemona esray the Chayot angels soften their wings so no one will hear their voice. Because there is the “Still fine voice” (Kings 1 19:12), the Holy of Holies is the “Shemona esray” because there the king comes.

The “small quiet voice” is the י from the name יהו”ה, and it is from the אדנ”י, from there comes the king who is יהו”ה

(Zohar Tikunim)

This is מטטרון in the image of the “sadeek”, the foundation of the worlds. The river of Dinar is from the side of Gevurah. The river of Plagav (division) is from the side of Chesed, streams of water, which is the river of Kevar כבר. What is כבר? It is the angel מטטרון, who is the רכב chariot of the middle pillar. “And he rode on the כרוב Kruv and flew” (Psalms 18:11), which is the “chariot of fire and horses of fire” (Kings 2 2:11), which include 600,000 chariots. From the side of the tzadik the חי (life) (18) of the worlds, he includes חי myriads (18,000) of chariots. “The chariots of Hashem are two myriads, two thousand שנאן angels” (Psalms 68:18). As the Rabbis of the Mishnah have taught , two thousand שאינן (that are not from) the two myriad . Every myriad is ten thousand. Two myriads is twenty thousand, two thousand שאינן that are not. We remain with (Page 4B) eighteen thousand that descend with מטטרון to receive the eighteen blessings, “Shemona Esray”, of the Jews prayer, to raise them before The Holy Blessed One.

 

Each Nashama (Soul of Divine intellect) reveals torah according to the source of its soul. These seventy faces of the Torah Parallel the seventy children of Yaakov who entered Egypt. These souls express themselves as sixty myriad. Moshe included all these source souls so he knew all 600,000 explanations to the Torah.1 The Torah Moshe was given in ”pardes” (Heavenly orchard)He taught to all Yisrael. All ”chidushim” (new ideas) in the Torah are through the Nashama of Moshe that illuminates in each and every sadeek by Moshe’s קרני הוד (horns of light) in each and every generation.2 

Dat (knowledge) is where Moshe spreads out to the 600,000 root souls of Yisrael. One sees the Shechinah (Divine Presence) according to their dat (Knowledge in their hearts). The humility of  Moshe attained all levels of dat , by attaining all levels of humility. By recognizing he was only flesh and unable to do “avodat GOD” (service of GOD) he came to be dependent on the “chayot” (angels of the ruach). This is how the merit of moshe is earned.3 Moshe was joined with mida (attribute) called צור (Rock) which is Malchut.4 Rabbi Yisrael Rozin teaches that one who serves GOD and learns Torah by their own power will not have the help of GOD. In truth these things are ruled by the power of ”Kidusha”  and when accomplished properly they are not doing the work at all, but GOD does.  GOD walks before him giving him Dat and intellectual powers, He walks before him. GOD sanctifies him at all times more and more by him subduing himself and his humility. In truth he is nullified to GOD, he becoming טפל (himself being secondary).5 Moshe did not tremble when he heard the sound of a angel or the Supernal King.6 Moshe went up to the “rekia” (firmament) and learned Torah from the angel Matto”t every day near sunset for 40 days. During that time Moshe spent 1000 years learning the secret ot Matto”t . Matto”t showed him things of the (depth) תהום which he could not understand, such as how many letters are between א and מ ?.7 

The 49 gates of Binna are 49 faces of purity from Matto”t it is the vowel ”cholem”. Moshe is Teferet as it says ”a crown of Teferet (beauty-balance) on his head”. All light of Torah is revealed from Binna (Divine understanding) dressing in Teferet. This is the secret of  Z’a and Moshe. The 50 gates allude to the 2 ”Yichudim” (unification of God) of the ”sma”. At the 50th gate vessels turn to light, because of a lack of Malchut of Malchut of vessels and a lack of Ketter of Ketter of lights.The 50th gate reveals complete tikun (fixing). The first ה of י ה וה has 50 gates Bina.

“ HEAR Israel YHV”H is “Eloheynu” (our God) YHV”H is “echad” (ONE)

 “I will exalt him because he knows my name.” Call out through saying of the “Sma”, and he will answer you, as it is written, “Then you shall call out and Hashem will answer you” (Isa. 58:9).

  Through the 49 letters one unifies twice every day by meditation of the Shema they open the fifty gates of freedom and the dwell with the “Shechinah” (Divine Presence), the correspond to the fifty times there is mentioned the going out of Egypt in the Torah. The sound of the music (of “Sma” goes up with the word אחד (one).

(Zohar tikunim)

We are to meditate on “echad” (ONE) . This word is spelled alef-chet-dalet; The word alef means “leader” (aluf); the numerical values of chet and dalet are 8, and 4. We are to consider and intend that the God “ of the world” is master of the “chet (8) being the seven heavens and earth, and the dalet ( 4) , the four directions. Thus, the chet signifies God’s mastery over the “verticle” dimension including the spiritual realms “above” the physical universe and the dalet signifies GOD’ mastery over the horizontal dimension of space.

Malchut is not underneath netzach-hod -yesod but behind them, as is known. Malchut stands behind the netzach-hod-yesod of Z”a. It follows that the “feet” of Malchut extends down only as far as does the lower extremity of netzach -hod-yesod of Z”a. This being the case, Malchut does not occupy any “verticle” space by itself at all. This is true on weekdays, when Malchut is back-to-back with Z’ Anpin. It is also true on Shabbat, when they turn to face each other that the Malchut occupies “vertical space”.

By the saying of the Sma, the S”M is killed as the name of God, יהוה, is the sword of the Holy One Blessed be He. Concerning it, it is said, “The lofty praises of God are in the throat” (Psalms 149:6) through the saying of the Sma, is the “ double edged sword,” of the Holy One Blessed be He that is in the hand of the children of Israel so to be able to kill the S”M. As our sages have said in Talmud tractate Berachot that anyone who reads the Sma on his bed when he goes to sleep at night, it is as if he holds a double edged sword in his hand and all the more so the reading of the Shema in the morning and evening prayers which are commandments of the Torah themselves.

The forty nine faces of purity are the forty nine letters of the section of the upper unification, which is the twenty five letters of Shema Yisroel, and the twenty four letters of the second section of the unification which is “blessed is his honorable name, his kingship forever”. Of theכה) 25) letters it says about them, “כה (so) shall you says to the house of Yaakov” (Exo. 19:3). The 24 (כד) letters include within them the twenty four books of the Bible which is the כד (vessel) that is drawn from the sea of the Torah. It says about it “and tell over to the Jews”, and what do we draw from it? This כד (vessel) is the Shechinah (Divine Presence), which includes the twenty four books of the Torah, this is the “tzadik”, which is the river that flows from the upper Eden. The letter ו‘ comes down, which is the son of י”ה.

Tzitzit” are the throne, by “Tefilin” Hashem descends upon the throne, because the Jews call to him through the “Sma”. When Hashem sits upon the throne, we need to stand for him through the prayer of the Amidah. His three legions come through the melodies, songs, and songs of praises. They set up the throne for Hashem through the Tzitzit, and they bring him down through their tefilin, and they stand before him in prayer. But for the wicked this is the tying up to all their accusers.

(Zohar Tikunim).

 

Matto”t in “Malachim” is the aspect of Moshe among ”Nashamot”.8 Before there was created the world all the “ruchot”of the Righteous were hidden in the ”Nashamot” of the Righteous.9 All leaders of every generation were present before GOD in their forms before He created the world. All Nashamot were carved before GOD in heaven with the same form they would have in this world. All the Torah that these souls learn in this world they already knew before entering it. This is all true concerning the righteous. All who are not so, those who distance themselves from GOD. Before they decend to this world they decend into the “thum Raba” (the great abyss). They are stiff necked before entering this world. They throw away the קדשא חולקה (Holy garment of the upper world) GOD gave them, and wander in Nakavah of Thum Raba. Then they decend to this world. By Teshuva they may take their Holy garment back.10 125,000 levels of Nashamot of the Righteous GOD had chosen before creation. They are sent into this world in every generation, and are bound to the “bundle of life” (source of Nashamot).11 There was a earlier Torah existing 2000 years before creation this was hidden with the original light of the first day. This is the Torah of “Y’H”, but our Torah is only the Torah of “V’H”. The Torah starts from chesed (KINDNESS) as from here the world was created. Originally the world was created in judgment, these were the worlds that were created and destroyed. Yet this strict guiding power still interacts in this world with the Righteous. With those who possess the soul level of “Chyah (Soul of Divine creativity wisdom)  and “yachidah” (soul of unification with all). These are people who have access to the ancient Torah, which is superior to the Torah that has been revealed. These people GOD had in mind before he created the World. 12

 The Zohar says that 2000 years before the world was created GOD played with the Hebrew letters. In another place it says that GOD was looking in the Torah and creating the world. This teaches us that the Hebrew letters are above all dimensions. When a “sofer” (Scribe) writes a Torah scroll he must be clean physically and spiritually, His consciousness should be pure and must go to the Mikveh before he starts writing. Before writing each letter he should touch the scroll with the ink to make a tiny mark and meditate on the letter “י” (Yod)

1.        1shar mimori chazal-ar’i p.85

1.        2Avodat Yisrael p.25

1.        3Maor Eniyim

1.        4Shoshan Sodot

1.        5Avodat Yisrael p.11

1.        6Sulam on Zohar Hazinu p.286b

1.        7safer ha paliyah

1.        8Sulam on Tikunim p.96,machashif halavon yaakov abuchizera p.250

1.        9Sulam on Zohar Chadash Achri mot p.26

1.        10Sulam on Zohar Achray Mot p.61b

1.        11Zohar Achray Mot p.68b

1.        12sni luchot ha brit