3 Heshvan 5767, October 25, 2006
So, you want to study "Raw" Kabbalah, do you??
Well, try this essay on and see if it "fits."

Pay attention, open up and allow HaShem to speak His Words of Living Torah directly into your mind and heart...
By HaRav Ariel Bar Tzadok. Copyright (C) 2006 by Ariel Bar Tzadok. All rights reserved.

Consciousness, the most precious of gifts is the one least understood. Awareness means to be acutely familiar with one’s surroundings. Consciousness goes beyond this and enables one to be aware of that which is close and that which is far, in both space and time.

Consciousness is found in that place where mind meets heart, where what you know and what you feel merge into one. Consciousness transcends all limitations. Consciousness sees where the eye cannot, it travels where the body cannot, it knows what the mind alone cannot, and it feels what the heart alone cannot. Consciousness combines all these things and is a product greater than the sum of its parts.

Consciousness is what separates humanity from the animal kingdom. Consciousness equals sentience. Yet, consciousness is not limited to humanity alone. Many others in our universe share consciousness, some greater than others, all sharing an awareness of themselves, the universe and of the others.

The universe itself is conscious, as are the individual planets. Each of us can learn to communicate with any other sentient being through the vehicle of consciousness. This includes the planets and even the universe itself. The Ultimate Consciousness however exists outside the universe and is the source of every flow and stream that consciousness emanates. The Ultimate Consciousness we have come to call G-d.

The Ultimate Consciousness exists within everything, for everything emanates forth from it. Each individual sentient being can therefore travel through mind and through consciousness and commune with anything, anywhere and at any time. Traveling through consciousness is the true doorway that opens all space and time, laying it out before one, making the entire universe one’s own personal domain.

Consciousness is connection. In consciousness, there is both knowledge and understanding. Consciousness is of the mind, it transcends feelings and emotions. Consciousness is recognized by what one knows and therefore becomes. One who has not been transformed through consciousness to recognize the unity of all, and to embrace this unity has not become conscious of the Ultimate.

Knowing the Ultimate Consciousness is our human destiny. We are taught that we are created in the Image of G-d, this means that we are conscious sentient creatures with the ability to unite Heaven and Earth, time and space, through the domain of consciousness. As it is above, so is it below.

Knowing the Ultimate is what expands consciousness. One with expanded consciousness knows the Ultimate. The relationship is personal and intimate. Knowing the Ultimate Consciousness shines the internal Light of Limitless Mind upon all things within and without.

The Ultimate Consciousness creates vibration and forms movement. Through movement and vibration, consciousness emits its Voice. This is the Voice of G- d, the spoken Word, the Supernal Living Torah.

Know the Voice and you will know the Speaker. Know the Speaker and you will achieve expanded consciousness. Expand consciousness and you will fulfill your destiny and purpose for being human. Awaken to truth within and you will discover the truth without.

Awaken sleeping soul. Be silent, look within. Delve into the depths of being and discover that which is already there, lying dormant beneath the surface level of your nascent thinking mind.


Shalom, Ariel Bar Tzadok

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