How can we reach infinity within our body? Bring Heaven Down To Earth? There is a tantric secret alluded to in the Torah that hints at one path to elevation.
All Eastern cultures hint that the number 8 represents infinity. In Hebrew, eight is the word “Shemini”, the name of this week’s Torah reading. The eighth day is when the sanctuary is sanctified and when the Shechina, the Feminine Divine Presence comes down to earth. Let’s explore how this Divine Presence might descend into our bodies through a very physical process.
The Taoists teach of a circular energy flow that runs from the crown of our head down the front of our body, through our pelvis, and back up our spine to the crown. This is the “microcosmic orbit”, an internal circular flow of energy. During sexual intercourse, two people connect these energy circles, forming a number 8. Their energy intertwines, this ‘8’ energy shape flows through their bodies and the mix their energy.
This entwined energy can lead to the creation of a child. It can channel higher intuitive energy. It can bond two souls on a far deeper level than otherwise possible. However…if these two people making their ‘number 8’ are not in the relationship for the long term (to be put it discreetly), they are still mixing energy, which is why brief relationships or ill-thought-through relationships can cause such heartache to untangle – it is because they have mixed energy.
As mentioned earlier, Shemini is Hebrew for the Eighth Day, when the sanctuary (mishkan) was fully activated and the feminine Divine presence (Shechina) appeared. The eighth day represented the infinite. There is no coincidence that Jewish males are circumcised on the eighth day, as it represents taking the human body and elevating it for a Divine purpose.
Shabbat shalom & spread the love…wisely!