99% of Rabbis and religious leaders and Jews around the world have no clue as to the truth and purpose about Rosh Hashanah.
Today that changes.
The real truth, the secret of all secrets concerning this ancient “holiday”, were concealed, hidden away in the ancient wisdom of Kabbalah for thousands of years.
Throughout history, most rabbis never dreamed of exploring the wisdom of Kabbalah to find out these secrets. Therefore, for thousands of years, Rosh Hashanah has failed to deliver on the promise of spiritual rebirth, a better life, a fulfilling life and world peace for all mankind.
What you are about to read contains the most startling secrets concerning Rosh Hashanah!
Therefore, read slow and read it all twice. There is material here for beginners and there is material here for advanced students if you read to the very end.
Let’s get started…
THE FIRST MISCONCEPTION & CORRUPTION
Rosh Hashanah is known as the “New Year.” Traditionally, it is also understood as a time of judgement, when the Creator supposedly takes a reckoning of our deeds during the previous year.
But according to Kabbalah, both these depictions of Rosh Hashanah are inaccurate.
Kabbalah teaches that the Force we call God does not preside over a heavenly court, deciding who will be forgiven and who will be punished. And are you ready for this — Rosh Hashanah actually occurs in the seventh month of the Hebrew Calendar, so it does not signify a new year.
And Rosh Hashana has nothing to do with being Jewish! Whoah. So what’s the deal about Rosh Hashanah being a “new year” and a time of “judgement”? Let’s find out…
THE COURT OF CAUSE AND EFFECT STANDS IN SESSION
Science can offer us some insight into the true significance of Rosh Hashanah. A principle of physics states that for every action there is an equal reaction. For every cause there is an effect.
Rosh Hashanah is built upon this foundation — the universal law of cause and effect.
Though we may not be aware of it, when we behave in a contemptuous, uncivil, or rude manner, we arouse negative forces. When we cheat, lie, steal, insult, or harm other people, a negative energy force is brought into existence.
Each time we lose our patience, react with anger, or lose our temper — poof! — we have created an actual force of darkness, a blockage that clings to us (Just think of all those times you were moody over the last year).
These negative forces are the unseen cause behind all the things that just “happen” to go wrong in our lives.
Rosh Hashanah is our opportunity to confront and combat all the negative energy and blockages aroused through the wrongful reactive acts that we’ve committed during the preceding year. At this special time, the spiritual cycle of the universe is structured so that the consequences of our careless misdeeds, intolerant behavior, and hurtful words return to us!
Now here comes a key concept: These repercussions of our own actions stand in judgment before us — NOT THE CREATOR!
The court of “Cause and Effect” stands in session. Think of it like a boomerang effect.
Every word we speak, each action we perform, every deed we commit is another boomerang that we fling out into the cosmos. Each Rosh Hashanah these gazillion boomerangs return into our lives, all the positive ones and all the negative ones.
Moreover, this boomerang effect on Rosh Hashanah is not exclusive to the Israelites. According to the wise Kabbalistic sages, the experience of cause and effect is shared by all mankind during this specific time.
Let’s put it all into even simpler terms: Kabbalah teaches that reality is like a mirror. Look into a mirror and smile, and the image smiles back. If we curse into the mirror, the image curses us back.
This is how life works, whether we realize it or not. When we perform a negative act in our world, the “cosmic mirror” reflects that negative energy back at us during Rosh Hashanah.
So as you can now see, the Creator never stands in judgment of us, and we are never required to stand in judgment in front of the Creator.
Oh, you want to understand this concept a bit better? Okay, so read on…
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
God does not punish. God does not reward.
This, perhaps, is the biggest misconception people have about the Creator.
There is only one Force, one Divine energy source for the entire cosmos, just as there is but one electrical force flowing through your home at this very moment.
This Force is only good, positive, infinitely compassionate. Most people tend to call this infinite force, “God.”
Now consider this: Electricity enriches your life by providing power for all your home appliances. But this same force can also be used destructively. Stick your finger into a light socket, and you can kill yourself.
But the nature of the electricity never changed. It would be senseless to say that the electricity “punished” you.
In the same way, the Creator never punishes us. Never! Ever!
We ourselves have chosen to place our finger in the electrical socket through wrongful conduct, knowingly or unknowingly!
We always have the free choice of how we react ( or proact) to life’s challenges.
Did you ever happen to notice that when we know something is wrong, we often choose to do it anyway?
Whether it’s losing our temper, over-eating, over-sleeping, over-working or over-reacting to the obstacles and challenges that life throws our way, we always feel compelled to do what we know we shouldn’t.
Likewise, did you ever notice that when we know something is right, correct, good and beneficial for us, we give it up for the negative option? Or we put it off until we forget about it completely?
Sure you do.
You do it all the time when it concerns eating healthier, exercising, spending more quality time with your family, trying to control your temper, going to the dentist, not yelling at your loved ones as much as you do, etc.
Well guess what? We have the freedom to engage in negative activity or positive actions. The choice is always ours. But what you might not be aware of is the fact that there is a dark and dangerous force that constantly attempts to sway you over to the negative choice and action, 24 /7.
Let’s now define the whole concept of negative activity, and in turn, see how we inadvertently perform misdeeds each day of our lives.
CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS
Negative activity can materialize in ways both large and small. Consider the “sins” of murder, evil speech and adultery:
We can kill someone physically, or we may also kill someone emotionally and spiritually.
We can assassinate a person’s body, or we may also assassinate a person’s character (who doesn’t enjoy gossiping about other people?)
We can destroy someone’s relationships, or we may also ruin their livelihood when we cheat them in business.
Kabbalah teaches that the sin of “spilling blood” is not limited to physical violence. “Spilling blood” also refers to the shame and embarrassment we cause to others, forcing the blood to rush to their faces out of humiliation when we snap at them or demean them because of our own insecurities and selfishness.
According to Kabbalah, any form of nasty speech or gossip — even about someone we have never met — is one of the most serious crimes a person can commit. Speech has tremendous powers. When we speak badly of others, we not only damage their lives, we also damage ourselves and even the entire world.
At Rosh Hashanah, our damaging words come back to haunt us!
There it is. You can deny it. You can dispute it. You can live in self-denial. But disbelief in the law of gravity will not prevent you from crashing into the pavement if you step off a high-rise.
Evil speech, is a no-win situation. And we pay for it each time we do it. Perhaps Karen Berg puts it best when she states:
“People should be more concerned with what comes out of their mouths than what goes into their mouths.”
The concept of adultery is not limited to extramarital affairs. One can also covet another person’s business, their children, or their material possessions. Envy and adultery occur when we fail fully to appreciate all that we have. And this lack of appreciation occurs when we gain our possessions through egocentric behavior. The moment you cast your eye at another person’s possessions, and fantasize that it is yours, or you experience jealousy in your heart, you’ve committed a form of adultery.
Pretty scary huh? Pretty tough to admit, isn’t it?
COPPING A PLEA
Now that we understand that there are real repercussions associated with our negative behavior, large and small, we may be tempted to ask for a pardon, or seek exoneration through ignorance of the law of cause and effect.
Ignorance of the law is no excuse, and natural laws of the universe cannot be violated without consequences. You cannot plead ignorance of the law of electricity while you are touching live high voltage wire.
But don’t despair! It is also a spiritual law of the universe that when a person achieves a basic change in his or her own nature, the universe must respond and reflect that miraculous energy back to us. We can then use that energy to alter our destiny and deflect judgments.
The first thing we must do in order to bring about change is to admit that we’re guilty. You need to accept responsibility. You have to become accountable for your actions – especially the ones you are not even aware of!
(That is, perhaps, the hardest thing to do)
But you can do it. Just close your eyes, right now and just let go. Admit it. Own up to it. Search within. Admit what an ego centric maniac you are at various times in your life!
Don’t worry — we will still love you, unconditionally! In fact, you will be amazed how people truly gravitate towards you when you do admit all of your egocentric and jealous traits. They begin to feel good about you for reasons they don’t even understand. When you act with ego, their so-called friendship is really based on fear, or self-interest, or other illusionary false pretenses. So don’t be afraid to fess up and show your vulnerable side.
Now, with all your heart and soul, you must make every attempt to change our ways during the Rosh Hashanah connection.
This internal change begins with a mighty and majestic blast of a horn!
THE SECRET OF THE SHOFAR
Unfortunately, most people associate the blowing of the Shofar with tradition. It’s viewed as ceremonial activity. A symbolic act of commemoration. Balderdash! (and I was being polite using that word). Nothing, but nothing, could be farther from the truth.
Frankly, symbolism and traditional rituals offer no practical benefit to our modern-day existence. Who needs them? Who cares about them? The ancient Kabbalists couldn’t agree more.
And because we have remained ignorant as to the true purpose of the Shofar, its effect in our lives has been negligible. Two thousand years of pain and suffering are evidence to that harsh truth. Instead of it being an awesome instrument of power, the Shofar has remained a fruitless symbol of tradition.
Follow this one very carefully….
The Shofar’s power can only be expressed when the knowledge of its true purpose is instilled within our consciousness. In other words, knowing why we sound the Shofar is the electrical current that turns it on. Knowledge powers the Shofar!
So, what is the Shofar, you ask?
Good question. (And I am glad and quite impressed that you are still reading.)
In essence, it’s a weapon right out of Star Wars — not the movie, but the U.S. military’s SDI program: the Strategic Defense Initiative.
(Now try explaining that concept a few thousand years ago. Any wonder why Kabbalah was dubbed mysticism?!)
During Ronald Reagan’s term as US President, the U.S. military envisioned a defense system that could effectively prevent a nuclear missile from hitting its target. The strategy involved several laser satellites orbiting the planet that could shoot down any missiles launched at the US.
In spiritual terms, the nuclear missiles correspond to the decrees of judgment headed our way. The boomerangs! And we are the targets; or more specifically, the targets are the negative blockages (poof!) that are embedded in our soul as a result of our egocentric behavior throughout the prior year.
Again, to recap, each time we reacted over the year, we created a blockage, a remote sensor so that the “judgment boomerangs” can find their target during Rosh Hashanah.
The “judgments” are like heat-seeking missiles that detect their target and then strike. Unlike the military laser satellites that shoot down the missiles, the Shofar goes one better and removes the actual targets themselves! In other words, the Shofar banishes all those nasty blockages and targets from our being.
Now the missiles have nowhere to go! They cannot detect their targets because the targets have been removed! Let’s examine this idea further.
LASER POWERED WEAPON
The sound emanating from the shofar operates like a spiritual laser beam that dissolves all the blockages of negative energy that we’ve created over the previous 12 months. Just like an ultrasound dissolves those nasty kidney stones that cause a person such excruciating pain.
These blockages that we have inserted into our own selves are what attract the judgment/missiles. The mystical sound of the Shofar acts as a cleansing agent, a mystical ultrasound vibration that permeates every crack and crevice in our being, removing negative residues and purifying our soul. Once these blockages are removed, the judgments have lost their targets.
Whoosh, right over our heads they fly, missing their targets.
DESTROYING THE EVIDENCE
Another way to understand the function of the Shofar is by way of the following analogy:
Imagine yourself as a defendant in a court of law. You’re squaring off against a skilled prosecuting attorney. His sole mission is to procure a guilty verdict against you, and he possesses all the evidence necessary to obtain that guilty ruling.
But suppose you could destroy all his evidence. Imagine if you could wipe out all the depositions, trash all the affidavits, and burn all the documentation that support and prove his case.
This is precisely what the sound of the Shofar accomplishes in the Upper Worlds!
If we are sincere about changing our ways, then that true commitment, combined with the Shofar blasts, literally destroys all evidence against us.
The prosecuting attorney from the infamous law firm of Satan & Satan loses his case. He stands before the universal law of cause and effect, without a shred of evidence.
HOWEVER… There are two prerequisites:
1. A genuine desire to transform and change our ways is one of the forces that activates the power of the Shofar. If we don’t really want to change, the sound is worthless and we will experience nothing.
2. If we don’t have complete certainty and conviction in the knowledge concerning the Shofar’s power, our doubts become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Rosh Hashanah remains the same old tradition that it has been for thousands of years — a boring, uninspiring, irrelevant tradition for to 99% of the world. It becomes just another fashion show where the congregants of the synagogue show off their latest outfits in order to one-up their friends.
SO… If you liked what you’ve read so far, you can now go a bit deeper and learn some more. Remember, each new bit of wisdom that you acquire, is also the very substance of spiritual Light itself. Thus, the more you know, the more you will prosper during the event!
So turn off your cell phone for another 2 more minutes, shut down your email, disregard your text messages and the FedEx man at the door, and come discover a few more awesome secrets about this ancient cosmic happening…
IT AIN’T ABOUT A NEW YEAR
So what’s the rumpus about Rosh Hashanah not being a New Year? This part is a bit more trickier so read carefully.
Rosh Hashanah is not the new year, as commonly believed, but it is the head or the seed of the year. “Rosh”means “head”indicating this is the head of a year.
Think of it like this: just as an apple seed begets an apple tree, a negative seed begets a negative year.
Likewise, a positive seed generates a positive year.
Rosh Hashanah is our opportunity to choose the seed we wish to plant for our coming year. Just as your head and brain controls your entire body, Rosh Hashanah controls the entire year. Rosh Hashanah IS the seed of the year.
The harder we work at changing our ways and removing our negative traits, the more positive energy we inject into the seed. Then the seed sprouts and our year blossoms with fruits of peace and prosperity instead of chaos and strife.
For this reason, Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first day of the Hebrew month known as “Tishrei”. Though this month is the seventh month of the year in the Hebrew Calendar, it is known as the Head of all months.
The Shofar helps clarify this connection. (I venture to guess that there is not a rabbi on the planet who knows what you are about to learn concerning the shofar and Rosh Hashanah being the Head of the Year, and not the new year).
The Shofar is actually a ram’s horn, taken from the HEAD of a ram.
Why a ram?
The ram is the zodiac sign of Aries, the Hebrew month of Nissan, which represents the true New Year in the Hebrew calendar. So, in a way, we actually DO connect to the concept of a new year, but we do so, at the Head of the Year, or on a seed level.
Was that a bit tricky? I thought so. Let’s try it again…
• We have the power of the New Year, — signified by the Ram’s horn and the Hebrew month of Aries or Nissan, which is the true new year.
• And we have the head of the year, signified by the Hebrew month of Tishrei and the fact the shofar comes from the HEAD of the Ram.
A few dozen blasts of the Shofar, coupled with our effort of true transformation of our negative traits, gives us the power to take control over all of Creation as it pertains to our lives. We control the seed, the head of the entire year. And we rise ABOVE the influences of the stars and planets.
Interestingly, this specific date of the First of Tishrei is secretly encoded into the Bible in the very first word — “Beresheet” — which means, “In the Beginning.” If you rearrange the Hebrew letters that compose the word “Beresheet” we you will find the phrase, “First of Tishrei.” Pretty darn cool.
Now we will go a bit deeper and discover how Rosh Hashana can prevent heart attacks, strokes, high levels of the bad cholesterol and, in the process, generate world peace at the same time. We will discover some compelling connections between the ram’s horn and the windpipe (trachea) of the human body. It’s a mind blower.
Rosh Hashanah offers many powerful tools and opportunities to take control over our destiny. How? By taking control over the twelve months that immediately follow it. I will share some profound secrets concerning our physical, spiritual and financial health during the next year. This article is a bit more advance so I suggest we re-read it a couple of times to fully absorb the power of the Zohar’s teaching.
First we will address the origins of heart disease and see how the Shofar can unblock our arteries and bring about good health and well being.
By the way, this next section is pretty amazing when you consider it was written down 2000 years ago. As you will soon see, only in the last few decades did medical science discover what the Zohar already knew 2000 years ago.
THE LIVER AND ANGER, ACCORDING TO THE HOLY ZOHAR
According to the Zohar, our reactive emotions, notably anger and impatience, manifest in our liver! What does this mean, practically?
A remarkable insight concerning Rosh Hashanah and our liver is presented in the following text of Zohar:
“From the liver and the appendage, emerges the gall, which is the sword of the Angel of Death, from which come bitter drops to kill human beings.”
—Zohar Vol. 20
The Zohar then says that the gall:
“Overcomes the arteries of the heart and all the arteries in the limbs of the body”
—Zohar Vol. 20
What is gall?
Interestingly, gall is defined by Merriam Websterís Dictionary as both “bile” and “bitterness of spirit” or “rancor.” This definition reinforces the Kabbalistic viewpoint that a vital connection exists between human behavior and physical health.
Even more amazing, it is the liver that secretes gall (bile), and guess what? The primary component of bile is cholesterol!
2000 years ago the Zohar is speaking about cholesterol overcoming the arteries of the heart and liver in response to anger, selfishness and reactive behavior. Utterly incredible. Why?
Because only in the last fifty years did medical science tell us that high levels of cholesterol are a major cause of atherosclerosis, the hardening and blockage of arteries, one of the most frequent causes of heart disease and death.
The Zohar is saying that anger goes directly to the liver, which then creates cholesterol which “overcomes the arteries of the heart…” and eventually brings disease and death.
Medical science only understood the function of the liver and its role in cleaning the blood and furnishing this blood to the heart in last 100 years. 2000 years ago the Zohar stated:
“…The liver receives the blood and serves it to the heart”
—Zohar, Vol. lV
So how does this medical insight connect to Rosh Hashanah?
All the anger and negative reflex emotions that we’ve expressed throughout the year appear during Rosh Hashanah as an indictment against us.
In other words, all the negative energy and blockages that we have aroused through our anger manifests as the potential for illness and heart related diseases caused by the liver, according to Kabbalah. It stands there, ready to penetrate the seed of our year. Each reaction, each act of selfishness creates blockages. These blockages can appear as fat that clog our arteries, according to the Zohar. An unbelievable insight!
The Shofar is used to purify us, to remove these negative forces and blockages from our arteries and cardiovascular system.
Through the Shofar, good cholesterol levels rise while bad cholesterol levels decrease. Our blood is cleansed of toxins. The arteries are cleared of deadly deposits and plaque. All because we planted a seed free of negative energy at Rosh Hashanah, the one opening in the entire year where we can manipulate and control the seed and head of the entire year.
HARDENING OF ALL ARTERIES
This profound idea extends further. Follow this next idea closely: The “hardening of the arteries” — which really means blockages that prevent blood (or spiritual Light) from flowing — can also occur in other areas of our life!
Essentially, all of our relationships in life are “arteries.” Therefore, a blockage can occur in a marriage relationship. For instance, when this particular artery is blocked, love and passion no longer flow between a husband and wife. Call it a heart attack or death in a marriage. If the arteries between two friends are blocked, the friendship undergoes a heart attack or stroke or death.
Our various business relationships are also arteries.
The money and properity that flows to us through the deals we make or the work we do, travels through these “arteries”. When they are clogged good fortune fails to flow to us. This is why we incur financial hardship in our lives. The “financial” arteries are blocked. Plain and simple. Also, we need to realize that if we cheat in business, these blockages might very well end up in the physical arteries in our body. Therefore, we might prosper in business as a result of unscrupulous behavior, but we pay for it with hardening of the arteries and a triple bypass. There is a connection. There is always a connection. It is only the ego that makes us think life is random and chaotic and disconnected.
All the relationships of the world — between people, between business partners, between buyer and seller, between brother and sister, between husband and wife, between parents and children, between one nation and another — these are all spiritual arteries that can become blocked and cause disease when humans behave with intolerance.
Each time you interact with someone in your life — friend or stranger, enemy or family member — you are affecting the “arteries” in your life, and in the world. Those mood spells of yours dramatically impact your life, whether you know it or not. And so does your envy. And also your denial of all these negative traits.
So, if your behavior in these relationships is governed by reactive impulse and self-interest, it creates a “fatty deposit.” If these blockages continue to grow and are left unchecked, “disease” sets in.
The “disease” can then manifest as poverty, war, divorce, kids on drugs, dysfunctional family, global terrorism, or a good old-fashioned heart attack!
Make no mistake: It is our own behavior that determines whether or not we have a great year or a rotten year, or something in between.
Terrorism, business problems, natural disasters, failed marriages, corrupt governments, war, personal problems like sickness, disease and anxiety, these are all the effects! The underling cause is always our behavior, no matter how much the ego tries to convince us otherwise.
Any chaos in our life is caused by a blockage that prevents the Light of the Creator from flowing freely into our lives.
UNCLOGGING OUR SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL ARTERIES
Rosh Hashanah, when empowered with the Kabbalistic wisdom presented in this article, eliminates the blockages, purifies your being and allows you to plant a positive seed of peace and prosperity for the coming year.
AND FINALLY, THE ULTIMATE SECRET REVEALED…
If you are still reading, you are now ready for a compelling secret. I will now present the most vital piece of information, at the very end of this article, for those who are sincere about changing their lives and the world.
The ancient Kabbalists revealed a secret technology that empowers the Shofar in unimaginable ways, ensuring that everyone’s effort will prove successful.
Only the Kabbalists of history were given the codes and secret meditations to launch the Shofar’s power. Therefore, the Zohar says that if we attend a Rosh Hashanah event and the person blowing the Shofar has not prepared himself for at least 3 days, meditating upon these ancient codes, then there is a real danger that the entire congregation will receive no benefit from the Shofar. The Zohar is even more hard-hitting and blunt regarding this issue: The Zohar says that if the rabbi or person blowing the Shofar, does not utilize the Kabblistic formulae and mediations, he will actually bring more judgment down upon his congregation.
Don’t blame me for this provocative statement. The Zohar says it!
Can you imagine? For two thousand years we have been observing Rosh Hashanah, but because the Kabbalistic wisdom was not included, it has only brought judgment into the world. What a provocative statement by the Zohar!
So, people, wake up! Is it any wonder the world has suffered for so many millennia?
We’ve been blowing the shofar all over the world without any knowledge of Kabbalah. And so all those religiuos events have done nothing but bring judgment and pain into our world. History offers painful evidence that this is absolutely true. Without Kabbalah, there is no chance to use Rosh Hashanah as a tool to bring peace to our life and to the world.
Kabbalah is, and always has been, the answer and solution to the world’s problems.
But don’t take my word for it. The greatest minds in history believed that deeply — Jew and non- jew, religious and secular.
People like Newton, Moses, Plato, Jesus, Muhammed, Pythagoras, Abraham and King David all understood the power and importance of Kabbalah.
So, the Zohar says that if we are in the presence of a true Kabbalist, one who is versed in the codes and meditations associated with the blowing of the Shofar, then all the congregation will rise on the wings of the Kabbalist and see their lives dramatically changed for the positive.
If you have read this far, then it means you are ready to learn one of the deeper secrets concerning Rosh Hashanah. Consider it a bonus secret for all your extra effort. Are you ready?
Here we go..
A BONUS INSIGHT INTO ROSH HASHANAH
According to the Zohar, the human body is a mirror of the Ten Sfirot, which are the ten dimensions that comprise all reality. Our physical world represents just 1% of true reality, a world of chaos, in case you hadn’t noticed. The remaining 99% of reality is the unseen source of all happiness, goodness, wisdom, healing and prosperity. All goodness flows from this hidden realm. Any chaos in our life is because we have disconnected from the source.
Each body part corresponds to another one of these hidden dimensions in this unseen spiritual world.
The Zohar says the esophagus corresponds to our physical world, known as Malchut.
Because physical food and liquid, the source of our nourishment, travel down our esophagus when ever we eat and drink. Therefore, it is associated with the material world.
So far pretty easy, yes? Okay. Next idea…
The Zohar also says the Trachea – or wind pipe – corresponds to the spiritual dimension known as Binah.
Because Binah is a spiritual dimension that is so filled with Light, joy and Divine Energy, there is absolutely no need for food and drink to gain pleasure or nourishment. By the way, when Moses stood on Sinai, he reached the level of Binah, which is the source of the energy and Light that radiated from the Tablets.
The Light of Binah provides far more pleasure and nourishment than the human mind can possibly conceive. This is how powerful Binah is. Our trachea is a windpipe, which means no food or drink travels through it.
Okay. That is the set up. Below is a another illustration showing the correlation between the trachea and esophagus and its corresponding spiritual dimension (or sephirot).
Let’s now examine these two body parts in more detail. The Zohar reveals a profound connection and insight through the Hebrew spelling of each of these body parts. Read slow:
In the Hebrew alphabet, the esophagus is spelled VAV, SHIN, TET (Veshet).
Now watch this: The Zohar explains that when we are overly self-indulgent, allowing our ego and selfish desires to grow, the Hebrew letter VAV also grows and extends into the Hebrew letter NUN. In other words, the letter VAV is merely a shortened NUN.
When the VAV grows (the way our ego grows) and is then turned into a NUN, the letters that spell esophagus (VESHET) are now rearranged to spell SATAN (SIN, TET, NUT).
The Zohar is telling us that when our own physical desires run rampant and expand, and we choose the physical world over the spiritual, the negative force called, the Satan overcomes “all the limbs and the arteries” for all the 365 days of the solar year.
As our ego grows, as our reactive nature grows, as our mood swings grow, so too does the letter VAV in the word esophagus, because it represents the physical world. We turn that word into the word Satan and now this dark force envelopes our entire body for the entire year.
The Force of Satan (once again, indicated by rearranging of the word Veshet into Satan) now permeates our body and our physical life, creating chaos in our health, our careers, our marriage, or wherever he chooses.
Guess what? There’s a solution. There’s a way out of this mess. There is recourse for the remorseful heart—and it is found in the instrument of the Shofar. The Shofar, just like the the trachea, is a windpipe!
The trachea is a windpipe and the Shofar is a musical windpipe. And just like our trachea, only air enters the Shofar!
Thus, the Zohar says, in the same way that the trachea is the connection to Binah, the Shofar also connects us to Binah when it is blown!
Did you get that? Read it again, if you didn’t say “wow!”
By the way, on Yom Kippur, there is also no eating and drinking, once again signifying the dimension known as Binah and the unimaginable spiritual nourishment that it provides. Here’s another secret: the numerical value of the term “The Satan” is 364, which is 1 number short of the 365 days of the year. This is the one day of the year when Satan is banished from our world—Yom Kippur!
Blowing the Shofar at Rosh Hashanah and making our connections to Yom Kippur reestablishes our connection to Binah!
It’s all about technology, not tradition.
Here’s what happens: The letter NUN in the word SATAN is now reduced in size—just as we reduce our desire to consume food and drink on Yom Kippur and reduce our ego during Rosh Hashanah—and it reverts back into a VAV to again spell esophagus in Hebrew.
Satan and the force of death are now extracted from our arteries and limbs!
By the way, notice the uncanny similarity between the letter NUN, the Shofar and the human trachea:
Throughout the year we have reacted. We have been rude. Angry. Fearful. Unkind. Impatient. All of these types of reactive emotions and actions have created blockages which have caused the Satan, the negative dark force and “fatty deposits” to block our arteries in our body, in our relationships and in our lives. This then extends to the rest of the world as well, in terms of the relationships between nations and people throughout the globe.
The blowing of the Shofar combined with true remorse in our hearts, along with our admittance of all of our ugly, pathetic egocentric behavior, clears the blockages. We connect to the realm of Binah, which sends forth a surge of purifying energy and Light into our body and soul, cleansing us and eradicating the blockages and darkness.
The letter NUN, in the word SATAN, is reduced back to a VAV, spelling VESHET, which is our esophagus, the physical reality of our being. Satan is vanquished from our being and we are now cleansed and ready for an amazing, productive and prosperous new year.
If it’s absolutely impossible to attend, then go to a local Kabbalah Centre for Rosh Hashanah.Meditate to be one with all of us. The more effort you put forth, the stronger your connection to the energy of purification.
It’s all about your certainty and your effort.
These are the two most powerful ways to plant a healthy seed for the coming year.