I know now what must be done. Clarity
encompasses me. Everything makes sense, everything fits into place. I
must now act.
I feel compelled. I must act. I must
express that which is inside me. I feel so much energy swelling up
inside me needing to pour out. Passion, explosive power, spreading out;
these words best describe how I feel. They flow into my heart.
Hesed Expansion the first of days that form the week of my spirit.
I want to explode outward; I want to
express every bit and essence inside me. Yet, there has to be a limit.
I know that enough has to be enough. I feel that I must withdraw and be
reserved; for it is in my reserve that I can best restrict what is
inside me and therefore best express it, through limitation. This flows
into my heart. Gevurah Limitation the second of days that form
the week of my spirit.
There has to be a balance between my
passion for expression and my feelings to be reserved and even
secretive. Balance is the key. I must know how much is enough and how
much is not enough. Only when I can balance what I feel with what I
want will there be peace and harmony inside me. Knowing this is my
heart, my center. Tiferet Balance the third of days that form
the week of my spirit.
I must express my newfound state of
balance. The benefit of it is most profound and stabilizing. By
imposing it and bringing order, by conquering chaos I bring alignment
and justice to the world outside myself. Imposing it can be good.
Conquering can be good. Victory can be good. These are the benefits of
balance. These flow forth from my heart. Netzah Imposition the
forth of the days that form the week of my spirit.
The benefits of balance bring their own
rewards. The glory of proper living, proper behavior and proper
attitude are clear and evident when balance is imposed and chaos is
dissipated. Life is thus beautiful and even glorious. This flows forth
from my heart. Hod Benefit the fifth of the days that form the
week of my spirit.
I feel so enriched when everything falls
into place. I feel so alive, so creative; everything is in balance,
everything is in alignment, everything is working the way it should. My
creative energy flows; it is the foundation of so many things. This
truly expresses all that is in my heart. Yesod Creativity the
sixth of the days that form and finalize the week of my spirit.
Thus, my feelings of compulsion arouse
within me the awareness of my limitations. This causes me to pause
until I balance the two in my heart thus creating order, justice and
what I know to be proper. I am again compelled to impose this sense of
order onto chaos, for the benefits thereof are self-evident. In doing
this I become alive and I feel enriched with the spirit of creativity to
make so many things.
What was once only in my mind flows into
my heart. My heart becomes enriched and empowered. What I once only
knew in theory, I am now motivated to put into practice. Only through
practice can I come to truly know that which my mind sees and my heart
feels. This is where my spirit unites with my soul.
Expression and limitation, imposition
and benefit, balance and creativity, these six define the inner workings
of my heart; they describe the world within me and the world above me.
For as this process goes on inside me, this self-same process occurs in
Heaven. As I am motivated to create here on Earth, Heaven is likewise
motivated to create above.
G-d in Heaven is invisible and
unknowable. Yet, we receive a glimpse of the Divine through that which
G-d does. Yet, that which we see is just a small part of the whole.
Being human, we can never see the full image of creation; we can only
experience our small portion of it. We can only see G-ds small
face. G-ds activity in the universe is a portrayal of only a small
part of the full Divine essence. G-d in creation therefore is masked
with a small face, and a level of concealment.