Sunday, August 31, 2003

There is much here for meditation and inspiration. It is always about and because of the connection that I am inspired to write. It is a way to share what I have listened to and to connect with others whose understanding completes this sharing and continues this connection.
All is in Mind. Learn this. Get to know it intimately and then recognize the flow. There are 32 Pathways and 50 Gates as in Kabbalah, of this flow. Know each one as you would the pasture lands that lie in sight of the mansion where you are now to take your residence. It happens that quickly you know. These pathways in the flow are sometimes linear and sometimes across dimensions and through the various levels within these dimensions. Understand that higher thought is what you don’t understand becoming nearby and then accessible to you. It becomes accessible through your willingness to keep open your mind and heart for every opportunity to connect. The SHMA says “you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind. This means always do you strive for this connection. As with any endeavor, the more practice you have reaching for this connection the greater your success in achieving it constantly. You cannot grasp it unless you are actively engaged in this flow of willingness, reaching, opening, and sharing. It is here that the knowledge and conversation of the holy one is carried on. It is a special place filled with holiness. This holiness is from before ever there was even the concept of time or space. Learn to walk here as in those experiences that are common to us all. Know also that this holiness is beyond thought. It is the Eternal that I am speaking of. We are in our roles as sentient beings transformers of this energy of connection. All transformation in our lives takes place because and as a result of this connection.
There is a gentle motion to this flow evoked by our seeking. This seeking is designed to know itself. Everything that you ever find out about anything is directed by this seeking. It keeps evolving in its questing determined by your ability to listen more clearly each time an answer is brought back and to give forth in kind as this answer is received.
Read carefully Parsha Vaetchanan beginning, Deut: 3:23. According to the Zohar commentaries, Deuteronomy is the second Torah. This second Torah is given by Moses directly to the people who prefer to receive it in that way even though it is not directly from HaShem in the first person so to speak. Moses tells them this but still they prefer receiving it this way. This portion contains the SHMA and the ten commandments. Reference the Zohar reading on this parsha for an explanation of how the ten commandments are contained directly within the reading of the words of the SHMA.
The Zohar talks about the inner voice and the different ways of interpretation that are derived from these passages. The Zohar briefly touches on some of these interpretations and it meant to inspire you to listen for others. The importance of attaching yourself to Torah in this way to bring forth new interpretations cannot be over emphasized. Continually throughout the Zohar this aspect of study is mentioned.
In fact Kabbalah at its core is the device established since the beginning for all of creation to model. That is that the process of creation takes places based upon revelation. Revelation is when you are connecting to HaShem and taking part in the process of bringing forth that which is eternal. The creator gives forth endlessly. The light that appears as in “Let there be light”, is after all the connection which occurs. As soon as this connection, this light takes place, all sorts of wonderful things happen, bringing into form the universe as we are able to experience it today. Start here then with this light. Extend it as far as you are willing to experience. Then in this very moment experience the Eternal.
JJ Slim


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