Closing the eyes, quieting noises and confusion, doors peep open and a glint of light pierces from deep, inner memory to illuminate curiosity, hope, and wonder. Our inner worlds, the spiritual landscape is vast, perhaps as grand as the creation itself; the human spirit, our immortal soul, given by God as the breath of life is our purest, holiest treasure - it’s ours from the very beginning.
Wide Eyes asks, looking up: “According to Jewish mystical texts, how expansive is our Neshamah, our eternal spirit?”
“Kabbalah separates the soul into five elements, corresponding to the five worlds:
Nephesh, related to natural instinct.
Ruach, related to emotion and morality.
Neshamah, related to intellect and the awareness of God.
Chayah, considered a part of God, as it were.
Yechidah, also termed the pintele Yid (the “essential [inner] Jew”).
This aspect is essentially one with G‑d.
Kabbalah also proposed a concept of reincarnation, the gilgul. (See also nefesh habehamit the “animal soul”).” -Wikipedia
Forgiveness is the beginning, where we can let go of that greatest sin against ourselves. It’s such fuel, in a confusing existence of Knowledge we feel so disconnected yet aren’t because Chayah will never let us fall, Neshamah shows us light, Nephesh pierces sharp, and joyful tears of Yechidah twinkle in Ruach’s bright flames.
Self hate is not worth it. Darkness s a choice, yes part of the wave and ride of existences we currently know in the fractions and refractions of our experience. Snake is greatest fear, crawls up into belly and denies access to root with doubt. Mistake not eat fruit, mistake fear love of God, is soul and reflection of true self. Jazz can’t be played a second time, it’s yours.
It’s our treasure, our gift, butterflies and glow bugs from a soft jar released to play in the fields of evergreen, dancing light.email print