The Masters Project
Last week we began to explore the essence of TRUTH…..
We brought approaches for measuring truth and for coping with deception……
Our weekly meditation session in Jerusalem focused on how to ‘shortcut’ our way to get to our deepest inner truths [‘Emet L’Amito’]……..
This led us to a discussion of one of my favorite and most powerful personal truth indicators—‘ALLNESS’………
I tried to illustrate the Allness principle— ‘To the extent that one taps into Allness, to that extent, one is in sync. with one’s calling, one’s environment and G-d’s plan for one’s life’—in short, one’s DEEPEST TRUTH……..
The next step in our search for truth therefore is to understand how to live in ‘Allness’………
So come with me dear friend, and and let’s meditatively explore———-
1. How to SEE it everywhere and always…..
2. How to MOTIVATE yourself towards it
3. How to BECOME it
4. How to be so full of Allness inside yourself that THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF YOU BECOMES FULL OF ALLNESS
See Allness…………….Broaden your perspective of G-d’s Providence—-Begin to see things as G-d sees them, with multiple causes and multiple effects—-where all details of life fit into one grand unified scheme—–where everything is significant and complimentary and interconnected and inter included—-where the past and future all come together in the present—-where everything in your life and in the world is carefully guided—-where nothing limits or obstructs anything else [even that which seems to be divisive , full of conflict and full of darkness , are actually essential building blocks of Allness]—–where everything is in a constant state of becoming—becoming better, broader and more full of allness—-where everything is new and now and unique and possible and limitless and all fits into the unity and allness of it all
Become Allness…………..Awaken the allness of your being……Awaken fully the 24\7 Divine based consciousness of being fused with G-d—of having an empowered will/Ratzon—of being connected to an infinite flow of wisdom—–of being fully connected to your emotions—of being fully connected to your faculties of communication and decisive action…..Awaken fully your higher Soul as well as the child within you…..experience fully all levels of consciousness and awareness—-awareness of your body, awareness of your resources, awareness of your Soul, awareness of the past , present and future, awareness of clear and obvious inner drives, as well as those which are more subtle and hidden—–awareness of yourself as well as the people of your life and your respective influences on each other——awareness of your strengths and weaknesses and lackings —–awarenesses of the main purposes that you are here for in this life—-what you’ve come to fix up in your self and in others—what you’re driven to become and to accomplish…..Be open to be in your allness at all times and in all ways….BE ALLNESS
Use Allness as your core motivation…………….. See how the main measuring rod of the quality of your life, is the extent that you are fully self actualized and self expressed and in your allness…..notice how you scream yes and you jump out of bed in the morning when you are to engage in an activity that will allow you to be in your allness…..Notice how one of the most important factors of many decisions that you make, is how full of allness you will be in a certain direction that you are trying to decide upon……Notice how being in allness, is being connected to the core of your being—-and how that core-state naturally drives all of the rest of your personality functions—such as your beliefs, pleasures, will, wisdom, creativity, speech, emotions and actions…..experience how your feelings of allness actually op0en up an inner drive to connect to deeper and deeper allness levels…
Manifest Allness……………..See how the allness inside of yourself manifests allness outside of yourself…..see how the more that you fill yourself up with allness, the more that you attract allness people into your life….see how the more that you open up your eyes to see G-d’s Allness, the more G-d reveals to you with the passage of time…….see that the more that you focus on awakening your own allness, the more allness levels are opened up to you to become and to accomplish…..see how the more that you open yourself to allness, and the more that you decide decisions because of their allness value, the more that people, situations, Divine Providence and possible opportunities are presented to you, filling your life up with allness…….notice how all of the powers of the persona inside of you, have correspondences in the world outside of yourself, and the deeper that you activate the former, the more miraculously and powerfully do the latter manifest…..see how the more effort that you put into becoming a beacon of allness, the less effort you need to put into manifesting miracles in your life…..
blessings of Allness,
I’m home B’H!
My trip was amazing and full of;
Meditating to let in the Soul and
Connecting with new communities and
Investing in old friends and
Bonding with new friends and
Trying to be an adaptable, flexible traveler and
Trying to be worry-free and anxiety-free and
Discovering the ‘PARADOX PRINCIPLE’ and
Trying to convey nuclear bite sized teachings and
And now I’m back, recovering and wondering where have I been and how that influences where am I going to, and one of the first specific explorations that this has led me to is—– the exploration of truth….after all , I tried in my many encounters with people on my trip, to somehow represent and convey a deeper truth to them….but now that I’m back home, and spending most all of my time alone, I’m no longer ‘on stage’, but rather, inside of the classroom of life, and therefore , as a full time learner, I’m moved to explore both what I already know [because unless we make an effort to know what we know, it most likely remains unknown to us ] as well as what I don’t yet know….so here is my latest exploration/presentation which I’ll call [first I’ll bring ‘what I know’—ie…TRUTH TEACHINGS that I have already brought in the past, and afterwards [this week or next] some new stuff-‘what I don’t yet Know’;
IN SEARCH OF TRUTH
TRUTH MEASURING APPROACHES
******Use these approaches as gauges to check the truth value of any principle, decision or piece of wisdom that you encounter.
A. TRUTH STANDS THE TEST OF TIME.
This verse in Proverbs states “The expression of truth stands forever.” Our Sages teach, “Falsehood has legs to stand on”, i.e. staying power. Does it stand up to the test of time? Though you can’t know this ingredient of the real truth of anything until a reasonably considerable amount of time will pass in the future, nevertheless you can compare any similar phenomenon that occurred in the past. If it stood the test of time, so can your present topic at hand.
B. TRUTH RESONATES AND BREEDS HOLINESS.
Our Sages interpret the verse “Distance yourself from falseness” thusly; Falseness distances you from Hashem. You can feel or resonate with the Divine Truth in a situation, statement or idea… not only does it feel to be something that Hashem would approve of, but also you’ll find yourself being drawn to think, feel, speak and act out in a Holy way. Falseness produces the opposite results (the higher that you go in Kabbalah’s spiritual worlds or soul levels, the more Divinity and Truth will you experience).
C. TRUTH IS RECOGNIZED IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF DECEIT AS LIGHT IS IN DARKNESS.
Our Sages also teach that our world is a world of the hiddenness of G-d’s presence (the word “Olam” which means world comes from the Hebrew root for hidden). An even stronger expression offered is that this world is a “world of lies or deceptions” (Alma D’shikra). In a world of lies or deception, the truth, by contrast is very apparent and recognized. (Our sages’ phrase is Emet Nikeret – the Truth is recognized). This power of truth to be recognized in darkness is manifest in the trait of authenticity, where a person fearlessly shines forth the “real me” – even when it would be more comfortable to stay hidden behind their politically correct facade!! Integrity also is an attractive trait where people recognize in the person that they prefer to be courageously truthful rather than comfortably deceitful.
D. TRUTH IS ACCESSED BY SEEING THE WHOLE PICTURE.
The Kabbalists teach that truth is one of the traits of the sefira of Tiferet. Tiferet is the sefira that bridges or connects together all the rest of the sefirot of the personality – those above it (the spiritual and intellectual) with those below it (the actual), those to the right of it (the expansive and free-flowing traits) with those to the left of it (the constrictive and limiting traits). In other words, it takes into account the whole picture. Other similar areas that fall into this category are: 1. Torah – the truth that encompasses all elements 2. A judge – needs to rule based on all the factors 3. A Halachic “Poseik” (Authority) – needs to decide based on all the factors 4. Our forefather Jacob – the patriarch who embodied all sides of life, the spiritual with the physical bridged in all areas of life 5. My good friend’s constant advice in times of being confused about which direction to go was, “Go up to a higher level and see the whole picture – and then everything will fit into its proper place.”
E. KEEP PURSUING THE TRUTH UNTIL YOU GET IT.
“Pursue the Truth.” The Truth by its nature is something like Divinity itself that is hidden and makes itself increasingly available to a person according to their determination to get it!!
COPING WITH DECEPTION APPROACHES
1. MIRRORING THE DECEIVER
King David [in the 2nd ‘Book of Shmuel’ Ch. 22, verses 26-27] teaches this mirroring -principle stating, ‘ With a righteous person, be righteous…with a ‘tam’, be a ‘tam’…with a pure person, be pure…and with a crooked person, be crooked.’
Carry this approach out by simply mirroring ….Be very very careful not to fall into the trap of becoming a deceiver yourself…Hold onto your inner purity in all situations that you find yourself in
2. LIVING IN A HIGHER REALM
Here’s a simple tool that’s do-able and with a lot of persistence, can truly help you to see a world that’s unified and rectifiable, and allows you the ability to cope with some of the toughest people and challenges. You’ve possibly heard me at previous times bring this tool, but I bring it again because its application at this point is very appropriate. It’s called the ‘Mikve Tool’, and here’s what you do: Simply dunk yourself into a real or imagined body of water. While dunking, say to yourself, that all that’s recently happened to you is the best possible thing in the world for you. Then bring up into your mind a specific negative or painful experience that you have had recently. Come up for air and then dunk again and say to yourself that the reason why this experience is the best possible thing that could’ve happened to you, is because________ and wait for an answer to come in to your mind. The answer usually has something to do with the rectification of your personality or soul, such as a need to be more humble, loving, believing…etc…
3. BE A RADICAL ‘TAM’ IN THE FACE OF DECEPTION
****The point here, is that one’s ‘t-a-m ness’ will draw down a Divine-based-protective-force-field, and sometimes will even transform the deceiver into becoming a bit of a ‘tam’ also…Anyway here’s a few basic steps in ‘Tam-ing’;
A. Be radically authentic—–what you express on the outside, should be a reflection of what you feel on the inside…
B. Be radically happy with your lot.
C. Make ‘HOLY SIMPLICITY’ your primal value and ‘Modus operandi’ in life….this includes all areas of life; how you interact with people, with Hashem and with life itself…[Don’t forget what the Breslov Chassidim are fond of saying, ‘it’s not simple to be simple! And don’t forget what the Kabbalists are fond of saying ‘Simplicity is in the highest Sefirotic realm of ‘KETER’]….
A. Identify your strongest points. For example, you may be and feel outstanding in the realm of spirituality or learning or emoting or being creative or getting ‘results’…
B. Leverage or utilize this strong point[s] of yours when you are in the heat of an encounter with a deceptive person [rather than having to distance yourself from them]….
C. For example, if you’re a lover of wisdom, impress upon the deceptive one how fascinated you are by their depth and breadth of wisdom. Hopefully this will steer them away from feeling challenged by you and therefore needing to deceive you…
Escape when you need to escape in order to protect yourself. Get a good lawyer if necessary. Included in this ‘escape clause’ is the ability to not allow the deceiver to trap you into an abusive type of relationship or dynamic that they themself created, in order to always keep you defensive and under their control….
meanwhile, until next time;
ps—–I am in the midst of setting up
my summer schedule and am slowly
but surely filling up my free time with
1 on 1 phone and live
so be in touch, in case you are interested
Continuation of Kabbalistic Healing Techniques
Continuation of Direct Divine Infusion Healing (Part 1)
) HELPLESS CRYING DVAIKUT (Clinging to Hashem)
While emoting as much a possible, both internally and externally (crying, screaming, jumping up and down, moaning, etc, go over in your mind, or orally, all of the events of one or more than one dilemma, crisis or any other type of difficulty that you are facing. Discuss all the efforts that you have invested to try to solve your problem. When you get to the point where you see that you have done all that you can do, and that it is beyond your ability to solve the problem, you’ve arrived at the helpless point.
Now is the time to reach your emotional crescendo and with a primal scream to Hashem, call out “I CANT DO IT – PLEASE DO IT FOR ME HASHEM”.
This exercise can be done very effectively and powerfully with an entire group.
Each person chooses their own private darkened corner of the room and begins to emote.
Then they all come together after a designated time to help each other process.
Part 2 –
TECHNIQUES FOR OPENING THE FLOW INTERNALLY THROUGH BALANCE, HARMONY AND ALIGNMENT
5. UNIFICATION HEALING
Here the basic principle is to offset or heal the weaker side or half of a pair with a meshing or fusion of the stronger corresponding half. Therefore focus on the weaker side of the pair (example: the left brain as opposed to the right brain, or fallen desires as opposed to rectified ones, or a fear as opposed to a corresponding strength, or a traumatic time in your life as opposed to a very self assured time).
Begin to draw down energetically the strength and power from the stronger one of the pair and enmesh the two together until the weaker side begins to feel stronger and reinforced.
If the situation involves two personalities, have the stronger of the two reassure their weaker partner.
In a group situation have all the members of the group draw upon their stronger side to heal the designated person’s weaker side.
6. TURKEY HEALING
A dysfunctional part of yourself will definitely inhibit a free flow.
Liberating the dysfunction, or “turkey”, reopens the channel for full physic flow.
The healing principle and the name “turkey”, comes from Rebbe Nachman’s story entitled “the Turkey Prince”.
A prince, thinking he was a turkey, sat cockling and pecking his food while he was totally naked underneath the table.
A wise sage eventually healed the turkey with the following steps:
a. Radical non-judgmental acceptance of the turkey just as he is (so much so, that the sage convinced this prince that he the sage, was a turkey just like him).
b. Take very slow, but deliberate “baby steps” towards bringing the “turkey” to a complete recovery.
On the ground, when turkey healing, one has to make a very great effort to lovingly embrace the person and their dysfunction (turkey) just as they are.
This is the key to the healing process.
To the extent that the person feels your unconditional acceptance, they will begin to heal.
CONTINUATION OF PART TWO –
7. SOUL BODY HEALING
This healing method is based on the idea that the body knows what the soul needs in order to heal.
Sometimes the body overcompensates, and becomes very protective; for example, a person with chronic fatigue will only be able to function minimally so that the person doesn’t get abused, hurt or otherwise harmed.
We would tell the body that we will strike a deal with you and if you release the person from their chronic fatigue, we will create a strategy whereby the person will be safe from harm. Therefore, do the following:
Choose any bodily ache, pain or illness.
Contemplate what this pain or illness is intent on protecting in your life.
Next, contemplate an alternative way to protect yourself other than the illness.
Speak to the bodily pain and convince it that you are taking over from here and you won’t need its services any more, but that you really appreciate its services that its done to help.
The body won’t always be so willing to listen, so you must be consistent and persuasive.
PART THREE –
TECHNIQUES FOR OPENING THE FLOW EXTERNALLY (SPARKS-ing)
8. RAV OOSHER’S PUPPET SHOW HEALING
Rav Oosher (Zatzal) over the years had countless people seeking his healing help.
Most of them were very miserable and depressed. They felt that they were victims of people’s manipulations and bad luck. Rav Oosher taught them to reframe their perspective and view life as a puppet show.
All of the bad fortune and abusive people in their lives are merely G-d’s puppets meant to direct them towards their rectification and enlightenment. The results of this reframed perspective were breathtakingly astounding.
Here’s what to do:
Identify a situation in your life where you feel that you are the victim of bad people and bad fortune.
Bring into your mind an awareness that every aspect of these people and this bad fortune is merely a display custom sent from on High in order to direct you towards the next level of your growth. Therefore don’t take personally what this person or circumstance is doing against you – they are only puppets.
This technique is a consciousness – be patient.
It takes a long time to reap the maximum benefit from it. Nevertheless, without a doubt, its got the power to transform your life.
9. SEFIROTIC LIFE BODY HEALING
The idea here is that there is a direct correlation between the events of our lives and our Sefirotic health.
If one Sefira is out of wack, then that area of life will also be out of wack; for example:
If a person has chronic pain in their left leg, that points to some disfunctionality in the HOD area of their life. HOD corresponds to the left leg. HOD is the Sefirotic character trait that corresponds to our capacity to enable others to do their best. If this enabling process is too strong or too weak, or is being abused by others, then there is a good chance that this person will suffer in a part of the body that corresponds to HOD, such as the left leg.
Here’s what to do:
Focus on a part of your body which is giving you trouble.
Identify the body part’s Sefirotic correspondence. (I understand that many people don’t have this knowledge. In case you are interested, please consult me regarding the Sefirot correspondence to your effected body part.)
Now identify the corresponding Sefirotic aspect of your life.
Adjust this Sefirotic aspect of your life to be aligned and in balance with all the other Sefirotic aspects of your life.
10. GILGUL (REINCARNATION) HEALING
The principle here is as follows:
A very large part of who we are, who we associate with, the challenges which we go through, our stations in life, etc etc, are a direct result of a trans-life perfection process. What we didn’t get right in previous lifetimes is what we will be challenged with in this life.
The way to identify reincarnation based aspects of our life, is to take inventory of the unique people and situations that we find ourselves in. Then view these people and situations as being the direct result of what we have come into this life to rectify.
The healing process happens when we take action in the proper way in response to these challenges which are thrown at us.
Here’s what to do:
Identify a unique challenge that you find yourself in life.
View this challenge as being the result of a similar challenge that we didn’t quite get right in a previous life time.
Ask Hashem to enlighten you as to what you are meant to do in order to get it right this time. (This dialogue with Hashem can also be enacted in a written manner.
Write to Hashem your question, and write what you think He will answer back to you.)
Carry on in this way with all the different people and challenges in your life.
greetings from ‘THE CITY’….as part of our Masters Project [the Healing Track], I send you this teaching;
KABBALISTIC HEALING (Facilitating the Flow)
Shalom and blessings
ALL OF ME-ing
What do the Jewish Sources, both the mystical and revealed ones, teach us about the essence of healing? We can probable sum it up in four words; FACILITATING THE DIVINE FLOW.
To rephrase this, its all about facilitating “the all of me flow”.
When this full expression is blocked up, and the Divine influence is not integrated directly, or through an internal source, or an external source, then the lack of the healing flow rears its ugly face in any number of ways; whether in body or soul, or any other construct or process.
With this understanding, we will present a Kabbalistic healing system based on a three part formula: (a) direct Divine integration; (b) Internal alignment; (c) External alignment.
PART ONE – DIRECT DIVINE INTEGRATION (“I am G-d your Healer”)
The first states, “….Ani Hashem Rofeicha”; “I am G-d your Healer” (Shmot, Parsha Beshalach, Chapter 15, verse 26).
Our Sages in the Talmud discuss whether or not we can rely solely on Hashem healing us without any human intervention. Though the conclusion of the discussion is that since we are not on the transcendent level to be able to rely solely on G-d healing, we therefore have PERMISSION to be healed by doctors and healers.
It is not that we truly believe that the doctors or the medical technology is doing the healing; G-d is doing the healing.
The Baal Shem Tov teaches that to the extent that we can identify and connect with G-d’s presence inside of the pain, illness, darkness, etc.,——-the pain, illness and darkness will go away.
PART TWO – INTERNAL BALACING; TIFFERET (“Rofei Cholei Amo Yisrael”)
The second part of the formula which enables flow, is taught to us by the Arizal. He teaches that the silent prayer benediction that our Sages coin for healing corresponds to the Sefira of Tifferet (all of the different blessings of the silent prayer correspond to one of the Sefiras or Divine based character traits).
The connection between the Sefira Tifferet and healing can be expressed as an internal balance or harmony.
Just as the Tifferet, which corresponds to the trunk of the body, is the apex that bridges and connects that which is above the trunk with that which is below, as well as bridging the right extremities of the body such as the arms and legs with left extremities, this bridging effect is the key to healing body and soul and all other entities.
When we refocus on our definition of healing as being “flow facilitation”, what then our Tifferet internal alignment prevents one side of the body being more overloaded than the other side.
For example, with regard to a healthy holistic flow of character traits, if a person is leaning too much to the right side, they will be very benevolent in giving, but they will be lacking in the ability to contain that benevolence.
Everyone will benefit whether they are deserving or not, and whether it is harmful or not for the giver. More left side traits are in order at this point. The Tifferet balancing/harmonizing effect will cause a resumption of full functionality and full capacity flow.
PART THREE – EXTERNAL INTERGRATION SPARKS HEALING
Here too, the Arizal teaches us how to facilitate maximal healing flow and maximal self expression and actualization. The action here though is coming mainly from outside of ourselves as opposed to an internal Sefirotic alignment or Tifferet based harmonizing that we discussed above.
Here we are opening up our receptive powers and sensitivities to integrate the Divine messages of holistic flow being externally sent to us constantly from our environment.
This whole amazing dynamic is otherwise known as the gathering of the Holy Sparks. Those same Sparks are the missing parts of our souls; they are sent to us through the arousals and stimuli that we resonate with when we are doing a process called “BIRUR” or selection.
When we decide or choose to go with one direction, strategy, decision or choice, and to reject or filter out the undesirable other side or option, that primal choice which we make at all times, whether in a learning process or in life decisions, great or small, when fused with the input with what G-d would have us to decide; that choice is actually a little piece of our soul re-bonding itself to us.
The option that we rejected is the waste matter that would otherwise stop up our flow and prevent ourselves from achieving our maximal capacities.
The more that we are aware, believe and are real with this whole process, the more “SPARKS” we are sent from on high; quantitatively and qualitatively with the utmost speed and impact does the whole process flow.
In tandem with this soul selection process, is a body-sparks-selection process.
The body integrates that which builds it up and filters out (ultimately through urination and defecation) the unwanted matter. The more impactful the spiritual filtering process, the more impactful will be the physical process as any full time ‘Sparkser’ can testify to. The more that the selection process is brought all the way down to a doing level with zero or minimal doubts or fuzziness, the more complete will be our bodies digestion process.
The Arizal associates this whole Sparks-selection dynamic with healing. The same silent prayer (The Amida) benediction that we previously mentioned, i.e. “….Blessed are you Hashem who heals the sick people of Israel”.
Here the teaching is hinted at, not Sefirotically, but through the numerical value of the beginning letters of the benedictions words, producing the word “RAPHACH”; an esoteric term or code word denoting “Sparks-selection”.
KABBALISTIC HEALING TECHNIQUES
PART ONE – DIRECT DIVINE INFUSION TECHNIQUES
My contention is that just as instantly effective and universally accepted the Aspirin pill is for the body, so too can this B.S.M.S. Pill potentially do the job for our psyches. The underlying principle in all four components of the Pill (B.S.M.S.) is to let go and let Hashem take care of it. The translated verse states in Psalms, Chapter 55, Verse 23; “Toss up to Hashem your burden, and He will take care of you………”. Here are the components;
B —-Bitachon — trusting in Hashem that he will come through you just as he has done your entire life.
S —-Sedona — Whatever emotional and physical pain you feel, identify it as being caused by your frustrated need to either control the situation or to receive approval from the situation. Then simply toss up to Hashem that need for control or/and approval, and let it go by turning it over to Him totally, and allow Him to take care of your needs for control and approval. (This exercise done for five minutes a day has remarkable transformative effects if done consistently for a few months to give you peace of mind and many other benefits).
M —-Mikveh — Say to yourself that this painful problem that you are dwelling on presently, is the best possible thing in the world for you and the reason is; ………………….
S —-Supernatural Solution —- Work your way up to maximally want a solution to your painful or sometimes nearly impossible situation, and also maximally believe that Hashem can give you the answer/solution right now. Then close your eyes and wait for that amazing solution to pop into your mind.
********* B.S.M.S. super express version:
B: He will come through for me as always
S: I release to him my need for control and/or approval
M: It’s the best thing for me because ……………..
S: His solution (that I maximally want and believe in) is……….
2. DIVINE LIGHT HEALING
Once you have identified where the darkness or the block to a healthy psychic flow is located in your life and in your body (sometimes this involves going into earlier life traumas or even previous life traumas), then simply begin to turn yourself and your intention into being a conduit for Infinite loving and nurturing healing Divine Light energy. Then direct a constant stream of light/energy to the effected part. Keep zapping as long as you can or as long as the person still feels the need for more. An entire group sending Divine Light to one person or to each other is especially effective.
3. DARKNESS BUSTING
Collect all of the negativities in your life that come into your mind into a big wax ball in your mind’s eye. Just keep adding more and more little pieces of darkness, pain, confusion, hurt etc. to the wax ball. Then conjure up in your mind all of the various expressions of Divine Love, Healing and Benevolence that you can think of (you can use the B.S.M.S. strategies above). Focus on the principle taught to us by the Baal Shem Tov that teaches that to the extent that you reveal Hashem inside the pain, the pain disappears. With this thought in mind, start zapping these various Divine expressions of Love, etc. as if they are laser beams of light, into the darkness filled wax ball. Keep directing your laser beams until all the darkness turns into pure light!
stay tuned for more soon B’H,
greetings from the island of Maui..All is well B”H…
here is a teaching for you, that i have drawn upon at length
a number of times on this trip…
TIME IN THE POST LIFE Time in the post-life is experienced on the one hand, in a whole different way than we experience time presently inside of our bodies…..On the other hand, the major focus of the post-life is on the time that we spent here in this life…..
TIME IS TIKUN Kabbalah teaches that time is Tikun….The word time in Hebrew is Z’man, whose numerical value is 97—the same numerical value of the combination of the 2 Divine Names [MAH and BEN], that represent the rectifying and that which needs rectifying aspects of reality respectively….Time is not measured in terms of getting from one point on a temporal line to the next , rather of getting from a lesser state of perfection or Tikun to a greater state….
TIME IS AN OPEN SYSTEM [ beyond birth and death] The Time=Tikun outlook radically changes the way we relate to time…..Birth and death are transitional states bridging what comes before the beginning or birth point to what comes after it ,as well as what comes before and after death….It’s an open system, not a closed system of entropy where everything comes to an end and dies eventually—-Rather, everything moves toward perfection and to a state that is beyond time….
TIME IS A COLLECTION OF OPPORTUNITIES COPED WITH SUCCESSFULLY [SPARKS] The measure of Time in life, is the number of Sparks we collect—ie…the opportunities that we succeeded at— in order to complete that which is lacking in ourselves….The Post-Life is a replay ad-infinitum of these opportunities that we took advantage of….
TIME LIMITATIONS LIBERATED We liberate and transcend time limitations [and thereby nullify it altogether] by elevating and transforming the realm of the temporal to becoming Infinite and Eternal…..We rectify 50
the Primordial Sin of Adam–which plunged humanity into an almost irreversible death cycle, by living a consciousness reality where every experience is infintized as much as possible…We also do this rectification by identifying and tapping in to the Divine Eternity factor involved in every action, feeling, word and thought that we elicit…In these and other ways, death and finitude fall away—No more time, no more death–We return to the Garden of Eden….
TIME LESSONS INTERNALIZED Let us do some meditations of the main points that we’ve discussed so far, and thereby try to experience and internalize these points, and B”H , begin to transform the way that we relate to time—from being something that is time-bound and lacking to being something that is beyond time and perfect….
1. Time in the Post Life
In your mind’s eye, allow yourself to travel forward in time–beyond your present life–to your post-life….Experience how differently everything feels when you in your essential state of being are no longer in your body….specifically focus on how you are no longer bound to time….Simply by exercising your will power, you are able to travel instantly from the earliest experiences to your latest ones…Your whole life is an ‘open book’—-simply focus on any specific part of your life–and you are there…Now take a few moments to ‘tour’ different times in your life—-see what you can see—pay attention to how you resonate with each place that you visit and how far along is each place in terms of it’s level of perfection….
2.TIME IS TIKUN Recall a specific episode or process in your life–a process that began in a very un-rectified way—a cluttered, chaotic, painful unclear way….Notice how slowly but surely [or perhaps in your case–quickly and suddenly], the rough edges became smoothed out—the clutter and chaos were replaced by order—the pain was replaced by pleasure and the unclarity by clarity….Be aware that this progression towards rectification is something that happens in many processes in your life–with the passage of time involved in each process….Now project into your future, a life process that is either in the beginning stages or soon to begin….Foresee that whether or not the process begins with difficulties, with Hashem’s constant guidance–and your adherence to this guidance—all is smoothed out with the passage of time—and you see how all will turn out in the best possible way, exactly as it should….
3. TIME IS AN OPEN SYSTEM [beyond birth and death] Go back in time to your birth…You don’t need [and most likely won’t be able] to remember anything at all of what really happened….Just allow yourself to imagine what it was like…..Feel how it feels to be a newborn….Feel the newness and the amazingness of it all…Feel as much as you are able….Now watch your life progress from the infant stage–over time–all the way to the present….Now go back to the time when your Soul was in the World of Souls—you hear in great detail how all of the major events of your life are lessons —-in order to teach you what you need to learn in order to move forward as much as you can towards your perfection process…Take a few minutes for this as well……Now move to the time just beyond your death—the time of your ‘life-review’–where all that you have done is sized up for its level of perfection—-take note of what is rectified and what is still lacking and in need of further rectification—perhaps to be played out in a subsequent lifetime, perhaps in some other post-life rectification reality….Here too, take a few minutes to experience as much as you can in order to truly feel that the time span that makes up our life, expands beyond birth and beyond death….
4. TIME IS A COLLECTION OF OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES SUCCESFULLY COPED WITH [SPARKS] Contemplate deeply the countless opportunities that you are presented with at all times—opportunities to complete yourself–complete that which is lacking….Start now and work your way backwards, and notice every single Soul–completing opportunity or Holy Spark that comes your way….Notice how well you reacted….How well does your chosen plan or feeling or thought or communication help to complete yourself….Now notice how these Sparks, large and small, when successfully taken care of–are the true measure of the passing of time —the true landmarks that we will be remembered by when we pass on from this world…Project from this moment onwards, that all opportunities that come your way from within or from without are customized and personalized especially for you, in order for you to become completed….Now take a few minutes to pray that Hashem will help you meet all these challenges as best as is possible….
5. LIBERATING TIME LIMITATIONS Open up your ability to transcend and liberate time limitations as best as you can…Here are a few ways to do it; A. Extend time—————When you say a word or see a sight or feel a feeling etc.., focus totally all of your attention and go much slower than you would normally go…..Take 7 seconds for each experience instead of 1 or 2….Try a few extensions now…. B. Eternalizing Holy acts————Experience saying a Holy word, doing a Holy act or Mitzvah, thinking a Hoy thought of connecting with Hashem or intending a Holy intention of being benevolent to others…..Now focus on experiencing these Holy acts with the knowledge that each act has eternal reverberations….Every single Holy act will be repeated and relived in deeper and deeper profundity for the rest of time….Take a few minutes to experience how different and powerful the doing of these acts becomes…. C. Presence-ing—————–Experience the present moment that you find yourself in…Experience all that you feel and think and see…etc…Realize that this moment never has existed before in the unique way you are experiencing it and it will never be repeated–it is absolutely and utterly unique….Be here now—totally….Don’t miss a drop—past tensions do not exist, nor do future worries….take some time to experience this…..
THE MASTERS PROJECT
Greetings from the good old USA….I don’t want to miss sending you something of substance this week [in the context of our new ‘Masters Project’], so please accept this revised version of ‘Shabbat Meditations’, which fits in to the following Masters Project category;
I hope that these Shabbat Meditations help to open doors of true Shabbat Consciousness;
What follows is a number of Shabbat meditations and a short summary of the Torah principles which they are based on.
All of these meditations are drawn from a series of Shabbat essays taught by the previous Slonimer Rebbe (Zatzal) in the second volume of his work Netivot Shalom. The common thread running through all of his essays (and I have only chosen a select few) is consciousness … the unique sublime Garden of Eden consciousness that we all can get a taste of in this world with a concerted effort…… and thereby sensitize ourselves to a life of true paradise in this world and in the next one.
I hope that by practicing these meditations we can open up more and more of this sensitivity.
1. ASCENT MEDITATION
(An introductory meditation or mind state which is the root of all the other meditations and mind states). The Kabbalah teaches that starting on Friday afternoon and culminating towards the end of Shabbat, there occurs “Aliyat Olamot” – “Ascent of the Worlds”. The imagery presented to us is that of one world rising or elevating against a backdrop of its present placement up to a realm which is above any type of negativity whatsoever. Practically speaking, this can be experienced as an ever deepening state of awareness of one’s soul and the removal, layer after layer of all that which separates it from the Master of the Universe.
********Focus on your present state of being, physically, emotionally, spiritually etc. See yourself now entering into a sort of cosmic elevator which climbs incrementally from one floor of a tall building to the next higher one to the next etc etc until it reaches the top.
Every time that elevator climbs up a few floors, focus again on the various aspects of your state of being, and allow yourself to experience a pure and holy state of being, stripped of all pretence and falseness and negativity ….focus on how this consciousness saturates you through and through and allows you to experience your inner Divine self.
Allow more and more of this pure holy positive Divine energy to saturate you more and more as the elevator climbs.
2. THE RETROACTIVE FUSION MEDITATION
When one is privileged to experience a higher state of being, they feel as if all that they do and accomplish, is not really them at all, but rather Hashem doing it through them. This is not only true of their present state of being, but is also true with regard to what they can recall of their past accomplishments.
********Focus on a list of the highlights of your previous weeks – either based on a written one, or a stream of thought recollection that you do in your mind right now.
First see every detail and feeling of your week’s highlights or main accomplishments as being that of your own doing.
Then reframe every aspect of every accomplishment as being infused, enabled and empowered by The Master of the Universe.
3. THE EVERYTHING IS PERFECT MEDITATION
Shabbat is a mindset that is patterned after a future era when there will be nothing lacking, not in people nor in anything else. All will be experienced as being whole and perfect just as it is, and there will be no need to rectify anything or anyone else including ourselves.
*******Focus on seeing everyone in your life in their perfected state; First scan the people you know (start with one or two and expand your list), and foresee or project what they will be like when they eventually reach their state of perfection.
Then project how differently you will relate to them when you are seeing them in this state.
Next see even their areas of lack as being stepping stones towards their perfection.
Finally, in real life, relate to these people as if you already see them in their perfected state.
Do the same entire process for yourself.
4. THE PLEASURE (Oneg) MEDITATION
Rebbe Shlomo of Karlin Ob’m taught what was overheard, being declared in the heavenly realms, an extremely important lesson; ‘‘Even if a person is very careful to observe all of the positive and negative commandments of Shabbat in all of their fine detail (and to properly observe these Mitzvot in all of their fine detail is of utmost importance, of utmost severity and requires a huge investment of energy), but nevertheless do not make a concerted effort in this life to feel or to experience at all the sweetness and pleasure of the Shabbat, so too, when they get upstairs in their post life eternal environment, they will not experience this pleasure and will rather be like an unfeeling bench!’’ This is because the atmosphere of the spiritual strata is filled with only pleasure and happiness, and if one doesn’t condition oneself to this atmosphere now, how will they be sensitized to it in the future?!
********Focus on taking pleasure on:
THE PAST: All the accomplishments that Hashem allowed you to accomplish last week.
THE PRESENT: All the physical delights of the day – eating, sleeping breathing and other bodily pleasures as well as spiritual pleasures.
THE FUTURE: Ask that Hashem should surprise and delight you for the remainder of the day.
5. THE REBIRTH MEDITATION
When we are plugged in to the true energy of Shabbat, i.e., being so much in Devakut in a fused clinging state with Hashem that we know that anything we do or want that is against Hashem’s will is not really our will, but something external to ourselves, then Shabbat provides us with a similar effect as that of Yom Kippur – a cleansing, purifying atoning, rebirth effect.
********Plug in to how Shabbat allows me to connect with my true Ratzon (primal will)…. and see that it is truly an extension of G-d’s Will, and all that I do, or have done in the past that is not on this pure Divine fused soul level, is not the real me, but something external to me.
Now focus on how this mindset infuses me with a spiritual purity and cleansing that ultimately enables me to feel like I am being reborn.
6. THE EXTRA SOUL MEDITATION
We receive a gift on Shabbat —a gift referred to as an Extra Soul [Neshama Yetyairah]……the Verse says that upon completion of the initial Creation process Hashem rested—the word describing this Divine Rest, is ‘VAYINAFASH’—-this represents a state of mind , where one’s Soul takes center stage—where one is primally motivated on Soul matters, such as one’s Eternal Divine purpose , life force, mission and pleasure…..the Kabbalists inform us that there are actually real Souls from the Garden of Eden that come into us and fill us up with their presence for the duration of the Shabbat
*********At the beginning of Shabbat and through out the night and day, be present to the inner elevated feeling that you experience-your ‘Neshama Yetairah’—-notice how the way that you relate to others to yourself , to G-d and to life in general is elevated….Cultivate this experience—notice how one Shabbat’s ‘Extra soul’ feeling is different than another Shabbat….notice how this Extra soul goes through a growth process on Shabbat itself, and how this experience relates very much to your previous week, and how, by being present with this experience, you can actually draw it into your upcoming
7. THE RAAVA D’RAAVIM [WILL OF WILLS] MEDITATION
Before departing Shabbat, we reach the culmination point—the highest ascent of consciousness….This state of being comes at the time when the sun is going down and the light of day grows dim and there is an internal knowledge that the power of the day will soon be taken away from us—and we will be called upon to jump into the cloudiness and darkness of the weekday world, where we must constantly cope with trials and tribulations to the best of our creative abilities……..so our hearts open up with the deepest of yearnings —a yearning to be able to stay here alone in the Presence of the Lord, and at the same time, a yearning to be able to draw upon all of the insights and heart-openings that we experience right now—into the coming week
*********As the Holy Shabbat day draws to a close, allow yourself to feel a deep yearning welling up inside of you—a yearning to return to the Divine womb….a yearning to constantly be inside of Shabbat…. A yearning to cling to Hashem constantly with every thread of your being…. A yearning to be able to draw from all the highest times [such as this present moment], into the low times [such as the weekday-relative to Shabbat]—to draw down all of the feelings and insights and love and awakeness.
MY LATEST TELEPHONE AND 1 ON 1 TOPICS
THE MASTERS PROJECT
My USA trip is only 2 weeks away [June 1-5 Cleveland, June 6-12 Maui, June 13-23 NYC] …..I tend to broaden my horizons prior to a trip, and peak into the future [even beyond the timeline of my trip], and try to explore what I’d like to be doing during the trip and afterwards….I hereby present to you the results of this exploration….I want to be able to grow—and at the same time share that growth with special people in an intense way…
I think the best way to do that, is in the context of a series of ongoing, personalized telephone sessions…..My trip could enable me to meet with interested people for one on one sessions[or possibly small groups]—to give us a taste of good things and good growth to come–though I am ready to begin now or whenever we are ready….I hope to blend text learning with tools and meditative teachings as well as personal guidance….
Though I am open to create a totally personalized track for anyone interested, I would like to suggest the following topics that I believe will be inspiring and attractive for many different types of people [and of course myself]…….The common denominator besides growth, is the idea of MASTERY—– mastering Torah and Kabbalah Text and Judaism areas in the first track , and in the other track, mastering the art of living in a way that’s beyond our present level….
If you’re interested , please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work out together, all the necessary details….
and for more info about my upcoming trips , see my 3 latest facebook pages;
The torah masters track
1. MASTER OF SAGES WISDOM
Let’s become Masters—even mini masters, of the totally unique world view of our Sages , ancient and contemporary….Let’s complete sections of the Aggadata [the Homiletical part of the Talmud]….Let’s see the world as they see it with specialized texts and teachings that penetrate systematically to uncover their “Daat Torah’’[their Torah perspective way of engaging all aspects of life], until we can begin to develop Daat Torah as well…
2. MASTER OF KABBALISTIC WISDOM
Let’s become Masters—even mini masters, of the vast depth and breadth of Jewish
Mysticism….let’s learn to look through the eyes of the Mystics…let’s learn
the original texts in their abstract analogies and multi-layered technicalities, and
then together translate these texts into their holy physics formats and and then
further into their universal psycho-dynamic language—and thereby unleash the
esoteric wisdom of the Holy Zohar and the Ariza’l and the other masters of
Kabbalah, ancient and contemporary—unleash their wisdom to serve as a bridge
and a guideline for how to live all aspects of our lives in a transcendent way…
3. MASTER OF CHASSIDIC WISDOM
Let’s become Masters—-even mini masters, of the teachings and practices of the
Masters of Chassidut….let’s learn to see and engage the world as they do…to see
the hand of G-d pervading every detail of living…to see the wisdom of the
Kabbalah translated into the Chassidic perspective of personal growth and
transcendence…..let’s open up the [and become expert in ] the classic sources of
the Baal Shem Tov and the classic masters of the following generations up until
the present day….let’s gather together a data base, a working knowledge of the
terminologies, axioms and mindsets that will help us to see and engage the world
with the same ecstacy and purity and holiness as that of the Chassidic masters….
4. MASTER OF TORAH IN EXILE WISDOM
Let’s become Masters—even mini masters, of the unique wisdom that is usually
only practiced by the most elite and capable of esoteric masters—the wisdom of
identifying, translating and redeeming the vast array of wisdom that is found in
in the exile—an exile that is still very much a part of our lives, literally, spiritually,
conceptually and emotionally—-the exile-based wisdom which basically consists
of every type of knowledge , secular or otherwise,that’s found ‘out there’ in
the world……our challenge will be to find the corresponding source of this
wisdom in Torah, and then reintegrate these missing puzzle pieces into Torah—
‘bring it back home’ so to speak [a principle that’s based on the understanding
that G-d created the world based upon what is written in Torah [therefore ALL
wisdom is sourced in Torah—some of it just got exiled ]…..our work together
will be to work with the most compelling topics of the day, and compare what the
world says with what the Torah [both the mystical and revealed Torah ] has to say
—and to constantly build on this comparative base…..
5. MASTER OF PARADISED JEWISH OBSERVANCE WISDOM
Let’s become Masters—even mini masters, of Jewish observance,
the realm of Judaism that unfortunately is rejected and misunderstood by a large majority of the Jewish people…..the areas of Halacha and Mitzvoth and custom and tradition and practice, if
properly approached, with creativity and enthusiasm and meditative presence
and slow deliberate spirituality, can open up in one’s life a state of G-d
connection and rich full-bodied allness, incomparable in any similar
discipline…….let’s create that richness in our lives with a full blend of
learning and practice and mutual encouragement in a very personalized way…
the GOING BEYOND YOURSELF track
6. MASTER OF ENLIGHTENED INTERPERSONALIZING
Let’s become Masters—-even mini-masters, of enlightened interpersonalizing….let’s reach out beyond our present capacities in harnessing all the incredible abundance that’s available to us if we could only properly connect to the people in our lives [as well as the abundance that we could give to others]…..let’s learn how to paradise those people in our lives—those we are intimate with, as well as our casual acquaintances, those who are difficult to get along with , as well as those who we flow with easily….let’s learn how to identify inside of ourselves, the people of our lives, and how to then heal them as well as ourselves…let’s learn how to know how to hyper focus on the redeeming trait of the people that others have given up on, and thereby transform that person into a very desirable person……let’s learn how to maximally bond with our mates and our not yet mates…..let’s learn the inner essence of love and sex and marriage and how to tap into these dimensions in the most powerful and sacred ways….let’s learn to find everyone’s special point and tap it and make us and them shine….let’s learn how to have a bliss-bliss relationship with those who are our soul-brothers and sisters [and even those who aren’t]…let’s learn how to open up the heart and the allness of others by opening up our own…..let’s create communities—communities of like-minded mystical consciousness seekers….
7. MASTER OF EXTRAORDINARY LIVING
Let’s become Masters—-even mini-masters, of living in an extraordinary way….let’s reach out beyond our present levels—beyond what the world considers standard or normal or in the stream of things—into a level of THE BEYOND…..let’s learn how to fuse ourselves with G-d 24/7….let’s learn how to see and live life like Abraham and Sarah did, and dare to live according to our values, even when we find ourselves alone in the world….let’s learn how to think with our Soul and not just with our mind…..let’s learn how to co-create and manifest miracles in our lives as much as possible….let’s learn how to receive Divine answers at will….let’s learn how to grow to the limits of our own potentials and beyond…let’s learn how to make the impossible become possible…let’s learn how to defy nature and live in a super-natural way….
8. MASTER OF THE AFTERLIFE AND MESSIANIC CONSCIOUSNESS
Let’s become Masters—-even mini-masters, of a futuristic consciousness—that which is beyond the scope of our lives and beyond the scope of our era—and thereby prepare ourselves and all of mankind to step into the future and to usher it in……let’s learn thoroughly, the topic of the after-life, and based on the reality of that world, create a personalized plan for living in a way that will be as synchronized as possible with our anticipated afterlives…..let’s learn thoroughly, about the consciousness that will be prevalent in Messianic times—and then become that consciousness! ….let’s become G-d’s partners in rectifying the world and returning the world to the the garden of Eden and for making the world a more G-dly place [by revealing G-d where G-d is hiding] and for bringing back the glory of our glorious people and everyone else’s glory as well
9. MASTER OF HEALING CONSCIOUSNESS
Let’s become Masters—-even mini-masters, of healing—healing everyone—ourselves and everyone else—of healing everything—healing and opening up an uninterrupted flow to the body and the soul and the psyche and our relationships and all else that makes up the human experience…..let’s learn how to live a worry free existence….let’s learn how to maximally integrate our lower soul into our lives—our inner child…..let’s learn how to heal the massive brokeness and trauma and depression that is so prevalent in our generation….let’s learn how to heal with acceptance and integrity….let’s learn how to heal with the Kabbalistic healing approaches….let’s learn how to heal with the Sefirotc Alignment Therapy approaches….let’s learn how to heal with the mind-body approaches and the life-body approaches…let’s learn how to heal with the past-life healing approaches…….
10. MASTER OF SELF ACTUALIZATION
Let’s become Masters—-even mini-masters, of self actualization—of living a life that we love living and loving the life we live—-of living a life of RATZON [primal expression of our Will and our Essence]—of living our calling, our mission our purpose, our unfinished business…….let’s learn the skills, and tools required to live such a life—the tools of Ratzon, the tools of manifesting, the tools of interpreting and acting upon G-d’s constant guidance, the tools of being in a state of maximal presence and receptivity and expanded consciousness, the tools of ALL-ING, the tools of Sefirotic alignment and all the other tools and meditations and teachings and prayers needed to maximally actualize our lives…..