Our body contains approximately 100 trillion individually-operating cells, 90% of which are ‘non-human’, that is, they are made up of microbes, bacteria and viruses. We have up to 1000 species of bacteria in our gut alone. You are a city, a country, a world, a universe. Many parts of bodies are sending us lots of messages every day. Imagine the power if we could listen closely and unite everything to work as one.
Consider the idea of subtle inspiration, your ‘gut feeling’. Perhaps it is human, perhaps it is Divine. Perhaps those 1000 species in your gut are trying to tell you something.
Many people find the end of Exodus a turn off as the book consists of precise details on the building of the Tabernacle, the Mishkan, the travelling sanctuary. Yet each detail, according to the Kabbalists, correspond to the human body. They are us. On one level WE are the travelling sanctuary. When all was comleted, “the glory of God filled the Temple” and a cloud would sit above it. When the cloud moved, it was time for the sanctuary to move (Exodus 40: 35-36).
As we refine our body – according to both the yogis and Kabbalists – we create a dwelling place for God. Yet it can be challenging work. The subtle and challenging choices of eating nourishing foods, like choosing a liver-cleansing green juice over an acid-depositing anxiety-provoking coffee. The choice to meditate for 10 minutes each day rather than spend 20 minutes getting our brains sucked into Facebook or Buzzfeed. But when the work is done and our bodies are a clean vessel, we can be ever-more open to the subtle messages, we can see the subtlety of a cloud which is visible yet vaporous, and we can get closer to tuning in with our mission here in the world.
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The Hebrew word for Tabernacle is Mishkan – m-sh-k-n. The root of this is – ‘sh-k-n’ – is the same as ‘Shechina’ meaning ‘the feminine presence of God’, or ‘Shochen’ meaning ‘neighbour’. When you become aware of the sanctuary within, you open up to this Divine flow. If you want to go deeper still, the ‘M’ is one of the “three Earth mothers” according to the Sefer Yetzirah – amongst other things it represents the feminine, the flow, the number 40 – eg 40 years in the wilderness…so M + sh-k-n could really represent how we bring the Divine flow into the world, into our bodies, into our lives. This teaching can flow & flow. Read more in The Kabbalah Sutras!
Kosher Sutra video #23 Parsha Pekudei. What is your purpose? Why are you here? We all have a purpose on earth. When we are in tune with it, everything comes into focus, and we can achieve deep success. The challenge is that nobody can tell us what our calling is, and we have to figure it out for ourselves.
KOSHER SUTRA “These are the accountings for the Temple” (Exodus 38:21)
SOUL SOLUTION Re-tuning with our higher calling
BIBLIYOGA POSE Lotus Pose (or Seated Meditation Position) / Padmasana (p194)
Presented by Marcus J Freed.
Shalom friends. What is your purpose? Why are you here? Here is a 60-second guide to Finding Yourself. Welcome to 60-second Kosher Sutras.
We all have a purpose on earth. When we are in tune with it, everything comes into focus, and we can achieve deep success. The challenge is that nobody can tell us what our calling is, and we have to figure it out for ourselves.
The Hebrew word “tafkid” or ‘pekudei’ meant “accounting” was referred to a collecting money that had to be went to communal building funds. In Biblical times, everyone gave a half-shekel. This was “l’haper al nafsho” which means “accounting for the soul” but it also means “accounting for their breath”. Not only that, the word “tafkid” – accounting – also means “purpose”.
Sit still, cross-legged or in Lotus position. Count your breaths, 20 deep breaths, and hold this question in your mind: “What Is My Purpose?”. Do not force your answer. Go deeper with it. And deeper. Allow the answer to arise. If you do not feel satisfied, then go deeper still. The answer will emerge. Hang in there.
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