The Kabbalah In Simple Terms
By Deborah Sexton
Kabbalah is not a secret teaching. It is the teaching of a secret. The “Torat ha-Sod.” The Secrets Of the Hidden Torah
The Kabbalah is a branch of Judaism. It seeks to go beyond what we are told about God; beyond what we read about God, what we believe about God, and what we think about God, It seeks to actually know God Himself. The essence of the Kabbalah, then, is to directly, immediately, enter into a personal relationship and to know the absolute reality of God. Many, many different ideas, texts, pathways, exercises, and rituals are devoted to this idea.
Some would say, we cannot know God, but the essence of religion is to take us beyond what we think or what we feel or what we’ve heard, and get us to the point that we might know. The book of 1 John, for example, talks about the disciples having seen, heard, felt and touched the Living Word, and that the purpose of their writings was so that we too might know the truth–not merely believe it because someone else tells it to us.
Throughout the Bible, God appears to people. Isaiah sees Him. Ezekiel hears His voice. John, in the apocalypse, is taken up to Heaven and is granted a vision of the divine presence upon the infinite throne in the sea of crystal. Moses walked with God and talked with God. It is foolish of us to feel that just because we are centuries removed from these experiences, we cannot have them. The Holy Word says that “God is the same yesterday, today and forever.”
We are capable of having the same relationships with Him that others have. If God lives, doesn’t He want us to see Him, hear Him, touch Him, know Him, rather than merely believe in Him or listen to other people’s stories about Him? That is the purpose of the Kabbalah. That is the purpose the Jewish seers had dedicated their lives to–to being able to see God, as Isaiah did. It is to that end that they collected their writings, knowledge and experiences, and they passed them down from generation to generation.
The Map To Higher Consciousness
Many people have heard of the Kabbalah and some have tried to study it. Most people don’t understand it because it seems too complex, and they abandon hope of trying to understand.
Out of all the Spiritual mystical systems, this one works. (We are speaking of miracles resulting from working with this system) Many people desire to be spiritual. They thank God for their blessings, pray and really feel close to God. But, then they don’t know how to obtain the walk with God they long for. The Kabbalah is a map on the Tree of Life.
The following is elucidation rather then instruction.
The Kabbalah teaches us about Creation, the disobedience of mankind that caused the separation from God, and how to reunite back into the oneness of God.
Before the creation, there was No-thingness. There was a force of energy Kabbalists call the Light. God created what is known to Kabbalists as a Vessel because he wanted to give. God made the Vessel out of His very essence. The Vessel was made only to receive. God was in control and gave and the vessel was submissive and received. Since the Vessel was made from God, it also had the attributes of God. Because God was/is the giver and we the receivers this automatically caused(s) us to be opposites. In other words in order to create, the separation had to take place, otherwise it was void and without form because before that time everything was in unity or one. . Because we were now different from God we could not contain him.
Because the Vessel (Universe) could not contain God it shattered into trillions of pieces. This caused a separation of the two energies. Creation of the Vessel produced a realm Kabbalists call the Endless World, giving and receiving as a whole. The Creator and the Creation became polar opposites, extremes of each other. Since that time, everything contains and is a part of its opposite. The differences of the two energies caused the separation yet they needed to be different. A giver needs to have a willing receiver in order to give. The separation caused the Vessel to forget it was a part of God. Because of the separation the Vessel no longer received and God pulled back creating a dark space. The more Creator withdrew the more the darkness expanded. In Genesis Chapters 1 and 2 you’ll see the duality begin to emerge. The separation of the dry land from the water, water from water, light from dark, female from male. You may have noticed it in your own mind. Your conscious mind says I’ll start my diet today and your subconscious mind says I want to eat cake. We live in a 3 dimensional world of left and right, up and down, back and forth. It’s hard for us to think outside our small world.
In our world now everything appears to us as duality. Take a look at how humans create. Two opposites, male and female have to be joined together. The ova is a part of a woman and the sperm a part of man. Both these have to separate from them. When these two the ova and the sperm mingle they create a third person. In order for that baby to become a living person it has to then separate from it’s mother.
The Tree Of Life
The So Called Fall Of Mankind
A Tree is a Tree and we can use it for beauty or firewood. The only way for us to make that tree a part of us is by eating it’s fruit. It’s fruit is it’s substance. We learn of the existence of the tree and we partake of the tree through it’s fruit.. God formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life and man became a living soul (A conscious mind or conscious being) He gave him a logical left male mind. Then put him to sleep and formed his female companion, and Adam awakened or became aware of the two minds united as one. (Since Adam was formed from the ground, God imputed his spirit into him by breathing the breath of life, and a subconscious mind was given to him to maintain his connection to himself and to God so he would remain a long time and in God’s presence)
The mind of God is aware there is dark and light but sees them in unity as one day. The human mind sees opposites.
So God formed mankind not only as a physical male and female he also formed us with male and female chromosomes and male and female minds. Everything is male and female, or everything is a part of and contains it’s opposite. When God told Adam not to eat of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil he was telling Adam not to partake of the knowledge that good and evil, male and female, up and down and so forth exists and are opposites, or separate. God knew that if they (mankind) did then they would realize that their two levels of mind were also opposites.
Since the two minds were one in the same flesh and the only way to sustain or keep the flesh alive was for those two minds to agree in unity, mankind would die if their minds did not remain united. However when a human is told not to do something they become more interested in it and begin to debate with both minds why they should and should not do it. (temptation). When mankind disobeyed God and partook of that which he was not suppose to, his eyes were completely opened and he became as the Gods knowing good and evil (opposites). His two minds now appeared separated. Think about your own minds how they seem constantly at war with each other. The minute Eve was separated from Adam, she became his opposite, and now she could think and make decisions without him.
Since disobeying what God had told them (God told this to mankind for his own good not to be a dictator) God repented he had created mankind and didn’t want them to live forever knowing good and evil (or forever being separated from God). Remember the Vessel, that couldn’t contain God because the desire to give while the other one received, by nature made them opposites and no longer united as one, caused the Vessel to shatter and forget it was a part of God. So the knowledge that the (conscious mind) and the (subconscious mind) were opposites caused mankind (the flesh) not to be able to contain immortality and he forgot he was a part of God.
God drove man out of Paradise so he would not live forever separated from God. But mankind’s two minds remained connected so, if he desired to be one with God again he could, God placed a flaming sword that turned back and forth, (the sympathetic nervous system intertwines with the parasympathetic nervous system up and down the spine) so that only a person who united the two minds could remain connected to God forever. The two nervous systems are part of both minds and are complimentary opposites. However, they intertwine back and forth and loop back up into the brain from where they started. Within mankind lies the secret to immortality, but it is obtained by accepting opposites as unity, and through a great desire to be one with God. The double minded man receives nothing from the Lord. When we have true faith that leaps in our belly we create miracles in our lives. That’s because Faith is the unity of our own two minds.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23.And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
The “Torat ha-Sod.” The Secrets Of the Hidden Torah, is where the Book of Revelation, in the English bible, comes from.
It was translated incorrectly, and does not say, or mean, what the English bible scholars, translate it as saying.
They have translated it as real events coming in the future.
A lot of the errors in the Christian’s doctrine comes from the mistransliteration of these writings
The Tree Of Life
The tree of life is our united minds
God did not want to cut the Vessel (universe) off completely so He made 22 forces , the life of everything. We are to unite and become close with the Source from where we came. We must do this through transformation of ourselves, by renewing our mind. This will make us like our Source and close the gap between us. Since we were made to receive, this is our greatest desire. We must desire to receive from God. The fact we were created by God in his image and contain his DNA has been hidden because we forgot. When our two minds are one we will be raised in the end, because uniting our minds gives us revelation that God exists and we are a part of Him.
After we begin to use the Magical images, and journey though the Tree of Life we start to see results because the Images, symbols and dance used to raise our consciousness are ancient and resonate with days and events long ago, and we realize we are spiritual beings. The name Kabbalah came into existence in about the 13th century. However, it is based entirely on Ancient Mysticism given to Abraham. The meditations resonate from a time long ago and they keep doubt completely out of a person’s mind. Unlike the meditations today, where a person say’s I am healed, and a small voice inside says No you’re not. The symbolism will unite our powerful minds and bring us back to God as long as that is our goal.
In the Kabbalah meditations, you are contemplating ancient symbols and working your way on paths. This expands your mind without you being cognizant of the energy because it is subtle but brings powerful results. The mind can’t argue with the symbols
Kabbalah in itself is not magic, it just so happens that when you work with it, magic aka miracles happens. Seek God and all his righteousness and all these things will be added.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.