Vayakhel: Empowering our Soul Through Thought, Word & Deed

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Zohar Class With Eitan Yardeni

Vayakhel: Empowering our Soul Through Thought, Word & Deed

Published: December 19, 2013
Originally recorded: February 21, 2011

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Lesson Highlights

  • The meaning of "Moses gathered"
  • Terumah and Vayakhel both speak of building the tabernacle, but in this portion only the Israelites are invited to participate
  • Choosing our environment
  • The mixed multitude (erav rav) and Israelites are reflected within our own consciousness
  • The mixed multitude represent those who put their faith in physicality
  • Israelites recognize the power of consciousness to mold reality
  • Gathering our sparks of light from the klipot: gathering parts of our soul we have embedded into negativity though our thoughts, words and actions
  • Separating our soul from past negativity and empowering our true self: building our inner tabernacle 
  • Michael Berg's Lecture on Vayakhel 2010 and the five parts of our soul: Nefesh, Ruach, Neshamah, Chayah and Yeyhidah
  • Depleting or manifesting the parts of the soul
  • Every action, positive or negative, gives sparks of our Nefesh to either the Light or to our Opponent
  • Letting our Opponent draw away our energy and feeling depleted
  • An evil tongue (negative speech) creates airborne diseases to flourish
  • Giving away sparks of our Ruach through our negative speech
  • Giving away sparks of our Neshamah through our negative intentions and thoughts
  • The level of Chaya corresponds to deep thoughts and deep study which can manifest as revelation or depression
  • Manifesting and elevating our true soul: joining our thought, word, and action with the consciousness of connecting to and spread Light through self-transformation 
  • A humanitarian response to others does little to feed the sparks of our true soul
  • The Hebrew letters and kabbalistic prayer connections awaken the DNA of the Creator laying dormant within us
  • The gift of Shabbat: going above our negativity to reach the Light that brings about transformation
  • Building our inner tabernacle creates a vessel for positive relationships, business ventures, and a true sense of fulfillment

Lesson Description

The portion of Vayakhel encourages us to consciously employ the full energy of our thoughts, our words and our deeds.  It is with these three aspects we are either building our true soul or depleting our energy.  In this class, Eitan shares how the added ingredient of our earnest love for the Light of the Creator can transform human kindness and effort into transformational sharing which is an even more powerful force.  By building our inner tabernacle we awaken the DNA of the Creator within us and are gifted with the power of immortality.

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Written 2,000 years ago by Rav Shimon Bar Yochai, the Zohar explains all of the secrets of the Bible, the Universe and every aspect of life. The Zohar class is a weekly journey to understand the energy and challenges that will confront us during the week and how we can elevate our consciousness to prevent chaos from occurring in our lives.

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