We All Want "Good Fortune". Do We Sometimes Get in the Way of Our Good Fortune? Is There a Word That Turns It Our Way?
The Whole System is Balanced! Are We? Our Internal Balance is a kind of "Abracadabra" for us?
Lots of Ancient Words. Look for Structure and the TWO SIDES.
A quote from the Zohar speaks of the importance of the two sides of the Tree of Life:
"Come and behold: the Tree of Life, WHICH IS ZEIR ANPIN, is attached from above downwards.
The light of this sun, which is ZEIR ANPIN, that shines upon all, begins from the top, that is, CHOCHMAH, BINAH AND DA'AT, and spreads to the trunk of the tree, which is TIFERET, in a straight path.
The TWO Sides are CHESED and GVURAH..
The "Splendor in the Grass" - The Consciousness of Chesed and Gvurah
Abracadabra is an Aramaic word, (the language that was extant during the centuries around Christ's time. His last words on the cross - "Eloi, Eloi, Lamai Sabachthanai" was Aramaic. This word has passed into the mythology of magic and medieval lore as being a kind of incantation that brings the answer, or the result of the trick. Since modern movies can "cartoonize" mysteries, let's talk about your Good Fortune!
The Kabbalah, because of recent efforts on the part of certain Rabbis has become much more popular than it ever was. It was locked in secrecy by Judaism. It was said that it was better not to study it because neophytes and the innocent would stumble, thinking they understood it, but become damaged by half-way knowledge and false certitude. The word Abracadabra and the Kabbalah itself are said to be much more ancient than scholars would have known.
While the Kabbalah was said to be originally written in the 1200's in Spain,t is actually said to be so ancient that it goes back into pre-history. The "splendor" of the Kabbalah is that it deals with symbolic and coded language.
The Tree of Life
When the Kabbalah talks about the "Tree of Life", it is talking about how material becomes manifest from the Unseen World. It can be said that the control and mastery of the unseen world is what the Kabbalah and the Zohar are attempting to accomplish. The point of the study is to increase our benefits, and decrease our Suffering and gain wonderful access to the Tree.
The Two Sides - Chesed and Gvurah
Two sides are attached to it, one to the north and one to the south, one right, WHICH IS CHESED, and one left, WHICH IS GVURAH. When the sun illuminates from the trunk of the tree, as we have learned, it FIRST strengthens the right arm, WHICH IS CHESED, and shines with force. From that force OF THE RIGHT, the left illuminates, WHICH IS GVURAH, and is included in its light."
For a basic understanding of these two sides (similar to Yin and Yang in Asian thought) Chesed should be seen as Mercy and Gvurah as Judgment. It is the BALANCING of these two forces from which power comes. When an individual, or a social movement or a series of historical events become overweighted in one direction or another, a balancing is sought by Nature.
When It Comes Down To You -
A person that I know who is always in a struggle with resources and material need complained to me about "making things happen". He said, what would you say is the key to "making things happen". He was referring to acquiring items and materials to increase his sense of security. I chose not to address the specifics of his situation, but addressed his question emphasizing the above issues. I said,
When "Desire for "Excessive Forgiveness" or ESCAPISM is out of Balance
"When chesed is out of balance in a person's life, they are wishing for forgiveness and excessive grace and hoping that judgment holds back its hand. That's natural", I said, "We all wish for as much grace and mercy as we can acquire."
Life Will Hand You More Judgment
Then I focused a bit on his life. "When you flee from the structure of gvurah and pretend that you can live your life fleeing from the constraints of structure, then life will seek to balance that force in your life by giving you more structure and judgment."
A Wonderful Fruitful Exercise - Balance and Consciousness
The Abacadabra of "Making Things Happen" has to do with a pre-requirement of balancing "chesed and gvurah".
A wonderful exercise in examining your life is to try to balance both of these powerful aspects of the tree of life. Healing, blessing, bringing things into manifestation occur when they go to the middle, playing off and emanating from both sides.
Depending upon the individual, judgment and structure can be strongly out of balance in some, and mercy can be constrained.
Then there are those individuals who are out of balance with mercy and are awash in a non-structured world which is begging for judgment.
Life being what it is, we can see the action of this balancing going on all the time without our awareness of it.
Then there are stern judgmental people who live in excess of harsh judgment and they are left "with a fearful waiting for..."
However, when we become conscious of this process and begin to be more balanced in our outlook, philosophy and self-management, then we can move toward COMPASSION and seeing the judicious giving according to need. There is a natural economy that reveals itself here.
For each of us, it depends on how ALIVE we are in our Hearts and Minds. It all Depends on the Self Monitoring of our Soul's Functioning.
The abacadabra of life really lies in the "give us this day our daily bread" maxim. The magic of making things happen is when the human in the midst of the natural interplay of the forces of Chesed (Mercy) and Gvurah (Judgment) is able to not be out of balance with the world, but be happily participating in the work and the play of the around.
If you want something way out of the ordinary in terms of healing, or power or magical manifestation, I would declare that before those things happen, you will still need to have achieved a true and real balance of mercy and judgment in your life. These are essentials.
The Magic in You is Aroused by Your Consciousness, not by your Heartfelt Zeal to Win the Lottery.
The magic is in knowing that these powerful forces are always there making things manifest.
You Won't But, Say You Win The Lottery.
If you win the Lottery, as Americans like to speculate about, one of the first things that would naturally happen would be that you would fall into an EXCESSIVE state of Chesed.
Then (Judgment) Super Gvurah would lift up its judgmental head from your new Swimming Pool.. (taxes, explosive growth of new friends and lovers, grasping hands from everywhere, a cancerous multiplication of agents and lawyers, and all relationships are tested and smell funny).
The Slow and Certain Hand of Judgment, and the "Small Applause" of Mercy.
Very Bad Habits Take a Toll Over Time. This is the Deception of Gvurah.
Very Good Habits Often Give Small pain, (Exercise,Saving) But Long Term Blessings.
© 2009 Christofer French