Hi Everyone, How are ya, Last week I was in Plymouth Ma for an appointment with my counselor. She has me meeting with her once a week now that she knows what was going on with me. I don't mind either, she helps me in so many ways, especially when it comes to learning to accept life on life's terms, don't like that very much!! When I was telling her that Bri loved my Angel Wing Pendant and that I was planning on buying a little girls one for her, she told me about this store that was right in the center of Plymouth Ma that I didn't realize was there. It is called Angels by the Sea. I LOVE it, of course the store has just about everything Angel, but offers other things like Reiki classes and free events with Holistic Practitioners. I was lucky enough to find a little gold Angel Wing Pin that can be used as a Pendant to give Bri too:) I came across a book titled The Angel Bible, and of course I had to have it!! It is definitive guide for teachings of hierarchies, meditations, practical exercises, affirmations and disciplines. I would like to begin sharing some of this book with the History of Kabbalah that is deep rooted in Angel Lore. I became familiar with Kabbalah as most of us have through Madonna, and other celebrities such as Aston Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore. I hope by sharing this it helps anyone of you who are looking to learn more about Angels and different Spiritual practices. I personally am looking forward to learning more about their philosophy as I share it with all of you. As it say's below they offer great tools to use for everyday life. I will get into the tools they teach and the meanings behind them and the tree of life the next time I post about Kabbalah. In today's world I think we can all use as many tools as possible to better ourselves each and every day. One of my tools for the day is going to be a prayer. I have to go to court. I'm scared a little bit, going by myself as always, but when I feel alone and scared I hold onto my Angel Wings for a short time and I think of my Mom and Dad, I know there spirit is with me, more so on days like these, which brings me comfort. We all need to do what we need to do to get through the tough times right? And I'm going to do something that is very hard for me to do, something I have needed to do for a long time, ask for help. So here goes, If you pray today, say a little prayer for me too please:) Now that wasn't as hard as I thought, even though I added it and deleted it a few times LOL! Thank you if you do, it is much appreciated.
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History of Angels in the Kabbalah
One of the richest sources of Angelic lore is derived from the Jewish mystical tradition know as the Kabbalah. Jewish folklore claims that before God created the world we live in, he taught the Kaballah to the Angels. Adam was the first man to receive these teachings, which were given to him in book form by the Archangel Raziel just as he and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden. The teachings of the Kabbalah were suppose to enable Adam and Eve-or at least their descendants-to return once again to paradise (paradise comes from the Hebrew word pardes meaning "orchard"). It is claimed that the book of Raziel or Sepher Raziel was therefore the first Book ever written and was extensive compendium of ancient Hebrew magical lore. The structure of existence as described by Kabbalists shows the desecending logical stages through which God brought the original divine scheme into being. Various spellings can found for the Kabbalah and these correspond with different historical periods and traditions. The expression "Tree of Life" was popularized in the middle ages. Most spiritual traditions have a "creation" story in which a creative power from another realm creates the universe. The Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah is no different: God, the Divine Presence, omnipotent, indefinable and without form, manifests the world from nothing. When God created the world and made what was formless into form, the first idea created light. God then separated the light from the darkness (male/female or yin/yang) and thereby defined polarity (a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies, ex: good and evil)
According to the Kabbalah, Angels are spiritual powers, frequencies and channels that are used like messengers between the physical and metaphysical worlds. Every angel has his own role. In Kabbalah tradition Angels called “Omdim” (Standers) as opposed to human beings who are known as “Holchim” (Walkers) based on the theory that angels don’t have a way to change their nature whilst men do. We find written in the Zohar - the main written work in Kabbalah tradition - (Kedoshim 16:108),
“.. And there is not even a blade of grass in the ground that does not have a supernal force upon it IN THE UPPER WORLDS. ..”
Ha-Ari explains there are four types or bands of Angels: These are the Four angels that are said to be the secret of upper Merkabah, and they are the root of the four essences of life. Water, Fire, Air, Earth
From those four essences come: Michael, Gabriel, Oriel, Rafael
What is Kabbalah?
Kabbalah predates any religion or theology. It was given to mankind by the Creator, without any prerequisites or preconditions. According to Kabbalistic teachings, the universe operates according to certain supremely powerful principles. By learning to understand and act in accordance with these precepts, we will vastly improve our lives today, and ultimately we will achieve true fulfillment for ourselves and for all humanity. Just as basic physical laws such as gravity and magnetism exist independently of our will and awareness, the spiritual laws of the universe influence our lives every day and every moment. Kabbalah empowers us to understand and live in harmony with these laws -- to use them for the benefit of ourselves and the world.
Kabbalah is much more than an intellectually compelling philosophical system. It is a precise description of the interwoven nature of spiritual and physical reality -- and it is a full complement of powerful, practical methods for attaining worthy goals within that reality. Simply put, Kabbalah gives you the tools you need to achieve happiness, fulfillment, and to bring the Light of the Creator into your life. It is the way to gain the peace and joy you want and deserve at the very core of your being.
Cool picture of the tree of life, don't you think :)