Isaac said –
We have constant energy running up and down this column of light along our spine.
This energy sustains us in much the same way that the Israelites were led through the desert by the pillar of fire by night, the pillar of cloud by day. Our teachers give us this metaphor of the current inside us, which sustains us.
Fire goes upward.
Water or cloud flows downward.
This current inside us does not alternate by night and day. Rather it cycles constantly.
Energy cycles vertically, up and down, around and around through your central column.
The more you give your attention to this, the more you can feel it.
The rabbis always speak of three worlds: the physical, astral, and causal. Above those is a realm that is not exactly a world. This is Atzilut, a field of huge potential, the plane of emanation, where the formless is ready to become form.
The first letter of the name of God, which is Yod, belongs to Atzilut. It looks like a comma up in the air. If you know your classic Torah style of Hebrew letters, you will remember a tiny staff at the top of Yod, and on top of the staff, a dot: this point represents the crown of the head.
This is the level of Chochmah, Wisdom. We tend to think of Wisdom as information, but that’s not the meaning here. This Wisdom creates worlds.
Our rabbis have said how wonderful it would be to stay in prayer all day long. They’re not talking about asking God for things all day. Some of us think that’s what prayer is about.
True prayer isn’t asking for things.
True prayer is resting in divine connection.
Staying connected. In nonstop awareness that Light is always flowing to all.
Rather than putting your attention outside of yourself – “I want this, I need that, please help my relationship” – instead place your attention within, on your connection with the Divine.
You can do this yourself, from within, not dependant on anything external.
You’re receiving everything, all energy, directly from your Source, through your own divine connection.
Then you’re not lacking anything.
You’re not asking or begging for anything from those around you.
You don’t need anything because you are constantly filled.
You carry all you ever need within yourself.
With this kind of connection, you go from begging to bestowing.
These paragraphs are excerpts from Volume 3, Walking The Bridge: The Art of All-Is-Well
(Thanks to Pixabay for this image.)