WELCOME BACK!!!! There is a book I am currently trying not to write..having finally finished the 18-year Sutra Trilogy project I’m now focusing on other artistic projects rather than write another Jewish-embodied-spirituality book, but there is this book that is trying to get born right now..so here’s a little glimpse of it. The title is something like “The Energy Torah – How the Entire Bible is Happening In Your Body Right Now, How You Can Hear the Messages, Apply Them To Your Life, Experience Greater Power, Clarity & Fulfil Your Soul’s Mission“. It is a kind of Biblical commentary. Please ‘scuse any unproof’d typos. The most important thing is to get the key massage.
Unlocking the Symbols in the Torah
What if we were to explore a purely symbolic reading of the Torah? Looking to see where every word of the Torah is represented in the human body – in your body? For example:
“In the beginning of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1) – What if we see ‘heaven’ as the upper part of your body – your waist upwards, your thoughts/emotions/intuitions? ‘earth’ as the lower part of your body, the bottom chakras/energy centres, your feet, your grounding. Next, we might imagine that the Divine force is creating and recreating us right now. Every new thought you have, every new breath is a new beginning. (This corresponds to the Kabbalistic ideas in the Tanya).
“Chaos & confusion ruled over the earth” (Gen 1:2) – For the untamed mind, the ‘monkey’ mind, there is chaos and confusion. We, made in the Image of G-d, can calm this chaos and confusion..but how?
“the spirit of God rested upon the waters” (Gen 1:2) – ‘Waters’ correspond to the feminine attributes, the water, the emotions. When our spirit is calm, we can calm turbulent emotions. The word ‘ruach’ (spirit) is also a word for breath, specifically the belly-breath. When we breathe we create space and clarity to calm any turbulence within.
“in the image of God He created him” (Gen 1:27) – there are two basic ways to learn about the universe. One is to go outwards, the other is to go inwards. What can you learn about G-d from your own body and mind? What if you take this verse very literally and explore the mind of G-d by closely observing yourself?
“Masculine and Feminine he created them” (Gen 1:27) – we are made with masculine and feminine aspects. Kabbalah speaks of the line and the circle. The line is masculine and the circle is feminine. It occurred to me once that our limbs (arms, legs etc) have straight lines but also circles. They are masculine with the linear bone structure but feminine with the circumference. Masculine and feminine also refers to our intellect (masculine) and emotions (feminine).
Ok..so what can we do with all this? You might take any one of these ideas as a starting to point to meditate on how you can reach your highest, fullest potential.
Wishing you a year of actualisation!!
May you draw from the pool (brecha) of blessing (bracha).
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