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Shema Yisrael, Part 2

Speech: The Ultimate Metaphor for Creation

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Shema Yisrael, Part 2: Speech: The Ultimate Metaphor for Creation

We use the emergence of speech from the human psyche to experience the act of creation within ourselves.
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Anonymous March 12, 2016

Thank you it is so helpful Reply

Johannes June 7, 2014

Shema That was really beautiful, thank you very much! Watching it reminded me of an experience I made while meditating and encouraged me to share part of it here.

Once in a meditation I was asking myself, where the words resp. spoken thoughts in my mind come from, asking here means my heart desired to know honestly. At an early stage of this meditation I left words/verbal thought behind, they only seemed to explain ideas. So, I followed the ideas and although this experience is years back, I still have such a vivid memory of it. I felt like I was in a huge place, completely disconnected from my outside environment and everything was very quiet, calm and felt really good. The floor of this place was covered with what I can only describe as an ocean of white light, like fluffy white light emitting gas or liquid white energy. Out of this ocean arose ideas as formless white marble statues, made of the same fluid white energy, but with a form and separate.

A metaphorical answer to my question. Reply

Hany ben Ayn MTL, Ca April 4, 2012

Torah Force And he `` Condensed `` or rather Hid his FORCE(S) in TORAH ! :)

Illuminating discussion on the Topic ! Reply

Evelyn Roberts October 18, 2009

Very special So special. Reply

Anonymous winnipeg, canada October 16, 2009

part 2 - Havaya We as a measly metaphor, it seems that in parts 1 and 2 you are trying to encourage us humanoids to think from a slightly higher and more spiritual plane/level/perspective. We certainly are not going to understand creation as G-d understands it, however we can try, and by trying we do take our thoughts on Creation up a notch or two. set
Thanks for bringing us along slowly. Every two words of the Shema is overflowing with meaning. I admit that I don't catch it all. But I do think that I am getting in touch with the important theme of the Shema as you have understood it. I like the information about focusing on the Havaya Name, that we should be thinking on as the third word. Your understanding appeals very much. I am looking forward to part 3.
Thanks. Reply

Mary Wilbur St. Charles, IL/US October 14, 2009

Shema A beautiful and inspiring meditation. Thank you. Reply

Anonymous Chevy Chase, MD October 13, 2009

Shema Excellent way to express and understand our creation and thoughts. Very comforting. Wonderful way of delivery.
I love listening to every part of the Shema meditaitons. Please keep this posted. Great teaching tool and helps make doubts subside. Reply

In order to give one’s words wings with which they may fly, we endeavor to infuse them with meditative intentions. Learning to inspire prayer with meditation greatly enhances the experience and imbues it with enhanced meaning and reach. This series offers guided meditations appropriate to everyday prayer.
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