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Inner Wisdom

Inner Wisdom

From the upcoming book, “Wisdom to Heal the Earth”

© Yoram Raanan
© Yoram Raanan

Wisdom never shattered.

Within the original conception of this universe, within it's design and its destiny, within that intense thought that exploded into the innumerable fragments that comprise our world, deep within was a seed, and within that seed lay the power of all that could ever be, the power of the infinite.

We call that seed chochmah, translated as wisdom. The Kabbalists call it "the power of what is."

Wisdom Discovering Itself

© Yoram Raanan
© Yoram Raanan

The outer shell of that seed crumbled and fell. It’s innumerable fragments became the principles and patterns of the universe—the wisdom of what is and what could be.

But the inner light of that seed remained whole and pure. It is the wisdom of what should be. It is the wisdom of tikun. It is the voice that Moses heard at Sinai.

The outer wisdom is the wisdom of how things work. And so, it cannot change anything.

The inner wisdom is the wisdom of what things are.Inner wisdom is the wisdom of what things are. And so, it has the power to change everything And so, it has the power to change everything.

The inner wisdom descends without corruption, yet condensed and compressed countless times over, until it crystallizes in our world as an act to perform, or one not to perform. And through those crystals of supernal wisdom, all things are repaired.

In the inner wisdom of tikun, all things find harmony. Each spark is illuminated and shines so that every event and every object reveals its meaning. It is a vision that oversees all, and discovers itself within all.

Forever New, Forever Ancient

© Yoram Raanan
© Yoram Raanan

The sages say the voice from Sinai never ended. And yet it never occurred again—because in every generation those who toil to delve into this inner wisdom and amplify its signal, they unfold yet more and more of that original seed, so that more and yet more of the tikun can be made.

With each tikun, the world has changed, and now this wisdom must unfold again,With each tikun, the world has changed, and now this wisdom must unfold again. to guide us in the tikun of this new world it has created.

Therefore, it is forever new, fresh and surprising. And yet it is forever ancient and unchanging. It is that which is beyond time, within time.

ChangIng Everything

© Yoram Raanan
© Yoram Raanan

This is the Torah, which means "teaching," crystallized as the halachah, which means "the way."

Each word of Torah and halachah speaks in the same voice. It says, “This is the way things are. This is how they must be. Now go and change things.”

“Change everything. Make it what is was meant to be.”

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman, a senior editor at, also heads our Ask The Rabbi team. He is the author of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth. To subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing, visit Freeman Files subscription. FaceBook @RabbiTzviFreeman Periscope @Tzvi_Freeman .
Yoram Raanan takes inspiration from living in Israel, where he can fully explore and express his Jewish consciousness. The light, the air, the spirit of the people and the land energize and inspire him. His paintings include modern Jewish expressionism with a wide range of subjects ranging from abstract to landscape, biblical and Judaic.
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sunil subba India February 16, 2017

First of all best wished to for your upcoming book.Its these small aspects sometimes we forget to say which in a way is the essence of the tikun.The inner tikkun of who we are in the original form once activated within through practice from home and then outside leads to the positive path.The seed within is covered by this temporary body but the tikkun within is forever and is eternal. Reply

Tracy Fyler Hialeah February 15, 2017

Inner Wisdom well written TZvi All the things that one can desire are not to be compared to Wisdom Thee key to humility free from contention increasing Thee Kingdom eternally, fulfilling His intention magnificently !!! In sunlight 2 H atoms die resurrected into stable He, yet again in the chloroplast of a spinach leaf,or sight to see, 8 minutes later, with many other possibilities Reply

Robert Newhouse Stillwater February 15, 2017

You refer to Moses hearing G-d's voice on Sinai when He gave him the Torah; the Way. Issac also heard God's voice say that his father Abraham "obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws." (Genesis 26:5) How could Abraham have obeyed those commandments and statutes and laws when that was over 400 years before God gave them to Moses on Sinai? Reply

Mia Sherwood Landau Texas February 15, 2017

Our honor This is pristine beauty in words, Rabbi, at a time when the world needs it very much. Picturing the Jewish people as keepers of this beauty, as the ones who chose to protect it, brings the high honor into sharp, daily focus. Thank you! Reply

Michelle hawkins Uk February 12, 2017

Inspiring! I felt a flame in my heart rise with words and pictures combined. Reply