33. Judaism/Kabbalah – To Receive and Reveal – Throat Chakra – Belief
The throat chakra is directly connected to Judaism as a voice spoke to Abraham asking him to renounce all other deities and believe in one true God, also known as monotheism. Through the children of Abraham, these stories were passed on in the oral traditions that formed Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Jewish people are seen as direct descendants of Isaac, the son of Abraham and Sarah. A voice spoke to Moses asking him to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt into the Promised Land. This voice gave Moses the Ten Commandments and instructed him to build the Ark of the Covenant and a Menorah, as the Tree of Life.
Between 586BCE – 130ACE these oral stories were written onto paper. The first five books are known as the Torah, Genesis is the first book. Throughout Genesis, it is the voice that created heaven and earth, and the breath that gave life. The voice also cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. This voice was known as El, YHWH, Adonai, Elijah, Elohim etc. Judaism formed the roots of monotheism, belief in one God, from which Christianity and Islam grew. Judaism’s roots are also based in the ancient mystical traditions of the Kabbalah, known as the Tree of Life. Studying the Kabbalah is a process of receiving and revealing wisdom from and for the self and soul to join as a spiritual one. The roots of this story were forced underground. The throat chakra reminds us to consciously heal the stories we received from our ancestors so we can reveal them to help future generations.
Message: It is time to tell your story and speak your truth. Whatever has been preventing you from sharing the wisdom you hold is now releasing. Remember the person within you that desires to be heard. Speak up and make your dreams known. Your opinion matters; share it.
“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” – Genesis 2:7
The Star of David begins with the legend that this star was on King David’s shield. The top triangle strives upward, toward the sky, while the lower triangle strives downward, toward earth. A ring of menorahs, seven branched oil lamps symbolic of the Tree of Life, surrounds the Star of David. The setting is at night in honor of the Jewish calendar, which is lunar. The crescent moon signals the beginning of a new month and a Jewish day begins at Sunset.
Exodus 25:31-40 – “You are to make a menorah of pure gold. It is to be made of hammered work; its base, shaft, cups, ring of outer leaves and petals are to be of one piece with it. It is to have six branches extending from its sides, three branches of the menorah on one side of it and three on the other. On one branch are to be three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; likewise on the opposite branch three cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with a ring of outer leaves and petals; and similarly for all six branches extending from the menorah. On the central shaft of the menorah are to be four cups shaped like almond blossoms, each with its ring of outer leaves and petals. Where each pair of branches joins the central shaft is to be a ring of outer leaves of one piece with the pair of branches -thus for all six branches. The rings of outer leaves and their branches are to be of one piece with the shaft. Thus the whole menorah is to be a single piece of hammered work made of pure gold. “Make seven lamps for the menorah, and mount them so as to give light to the space in front of it. Its tongs and trays are to be of pure gold. The menorah and its utensils are to be made of sixty-six pounds of pure gold. See that you make them according to the design being shown you on the mountain.”