The Kabbalah of Creation

Written by Shifra Hendrie

”I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, inrepparttar spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts;repparttar 147611 rest are details”. – Albert Einstein

“…I would ask, ‘Why wasrepparttar 147612 universe created?’ Because then I would knowrepparttar 147613 meaning of my own life.” -- Albert Einstein

G-d is infinite and ungraspable. By definition,repparttar 147614 more we understand,repparttar 147615 more there is to understand.

But to know how G-d created this world, His intent and purpose, not only is possible, but part of our mission on this earth.

Kabbalah isrepparttar 147616 key.

Some traditions describe our world as a school; a place where souls come and go in order to learn important lessons. But, even though incarnation in a physical body isrepparttar 147617 vehicle through whichrepparttar 147618 soul expresses itself and its potential, this is far fromrepparttar 147619 whole story.

Life in a body does more than usherrepparttar 147620 soul through a series of developmental stages. The ultimate aim of life in a body is to provide us withrepparttar 147621 chance to become intimate with G-d, to ‘know His thoughts’.

Kabbalah explains that there are many levels of spiritual beings, such as angels, and that all of these are powerfully aware of their spiritual source. In fact, this experience isrepparttar 147622 most important feature of their existence. It defines who and what they are. To these beings,repparttar 147623 experience of G-d is all encompassing. They relate to Him like a humble and insignificant servant relates to a great and mighty king. The servant’s entire life is devoted torepparttar 147624 king;repparttar 147625 king is his whole reality. Butrepparttar 147626 two remain separated by an enormous, unbridgeable chasm. The servant will serverepparttar 147627 king faithfully, but he will never be able to relate to him.

This is not true for us.

Paradoxically, it is precisely through our limiting experience as souls in physical bodies that we can come to know G-d. We will know Him not only from a distance, as servants, but up close and personal. Passionately. Intimately.

Let’s look at why.

G-d is ‘above it all’, independent of, all circumstances; Creator and source. He isrepparttar 147628 only reality. Everything else that exists is only a highly limited expression of Him. The beings that inhabitrepparttar 147629 many spiritual worlds all take vast pleasure in His presence, praise and serve Him. But beyond that they are passive recipients. Like rays of sunlight torepparttar 147630 sun, they experience and expressrepparttar 147631 light of their source, but no more than that.

Physical beings are different. By definition, we physical beings, in our untransformed state, cannot sense our spiritual source. Instead of experiencing G-d asrepparttar 147632 center of our existence, asrepparttar 147633 sun, and ourselves as a ray of sunlight, we feel likerepparttar 147634 center. We ourselves, and our own perspective, are more real to us than anything else.

It is our nature to feel sourceless, separate, alone, and centered in our own unique and limited experience. Despiterepparttar 147635 fact that G-d isrepparttar 147636 only reality, our experience contradicts this fact. Instead, we inevitably experience ourselves, our circumstances and our perspective as real and G-d as a concept.

This is as far as you can get fromrepparttar 147637 truth.

In addition, this essential isolation and self-centeredness isrepparttar 147638 root cause of most ofrepparttar 147639 conflict and suffering that human beings experience. We are cut off fromrepparttar 147640 larger picture. We are disconnected from each other. We feel insubstantial and vulnerable. We compete for resources, like love, attention, success, recognition and money. Much ofrepparttar 147641 time we experience life asrepparttar 147642 struggle for physical and emotional survival.

For all of these reasons, Kabbalah calls this physical world “the lowest world”.

The Kabbalah of Speech

Written by Shifra Hendrie

"Inrepparttar sixth century ofrepparttar 147610 sixth millennium,repparttar 147611 gates of supernal [heavenly] wisdom will be opened, as willrepparttar 147612 wellsprings of earthly wisdom, preparingrepparttar 147613 world to be elevated inrepparttar 147614 seventh millennium." The Zohar (a source text of Kabbalah)


Depressed, sad, afraid, guilty, alone, weak, fragmented, disconnected, weary, helpless, victimized, threatened, tired, drained, resentful, unappreciated, misunderstood, burdened, angry, hate, hard, not good enough, dreary, stupid, ugly, lonely, impossible, overwhelmed, isolated, too much for me, failure, I can’t, danger, panic, it’s too hard…

How do you feel? And, what happens to your goals when you feel this way? To your energy? To your willingness to take risks? To your belief in yourself and your dreams?

It’s not such a pretty picture.


Happy, overjoyed, energized, strong, delighted, proud, empowered, flowing, intimate, ease, rested, fresh, possibility, connectedness, trust, openness, aliveness, love, awe, greatness, authenticity, harmony, success, safe, free, just right, excellence, beauty, pleasure, joy, power, creative, wholeness, shimmering, I have what it takes, I can do it, it’s a breeze….

Feel any better? Ready to get going again?

This simple but powerful exercise is designed to give you a tiny taste ofrepparttar 147615 power of words. Words create! The words we use (whether in speech or thought) play a central role in generating our perspective and feelings. Our feelings generate actions and our actions generate results. It all starts with words.


G-d createdrepparttar 147616 world with words. According to Kabbalah, words and letters arerepparttar 147617 actual building blocks –repparttar 147618 raw material - of creation. Everything has a Hebrew name, and each letter of that name is a channel for a specific Divine energy. The energies of these letters andrepparttar 147619 way they are combined determinesrepparttar 147620 particular unique characteristics of everything in existence.

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