Jews are seekers, and we share the universal yearnings: to connect with God or a higher source and build a meaningful life for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Yet the Jewish paths towards these goals are varied.
And no wonder. Our texts and teachings that guide our beliefs and behaviors can be confusing or inaccessible.
For example: Why do Torah and Kabbalah seem to be such radically different teachings? Do we follow the commandments, or do we follow our conscience? Is the Messianic Age coming, or is it our tradition to eternally anticipate it?
I am introducing a theology that weaves the essence of these and other seemingly contradictory elements of our tradition together. Furthermore, this theology is not new; our sages and mystics have been teaching it for thousands of years. It is based on the shared teachings of Torah and Kabbalah that all existence arises from no-thingness and that no-thingness is the essential makeup of all creation. In other words, we, and everything in creation, are nothing but aspects of God in disguise. Accordingly, we can never not be connected with our source.
Through the meditative quieting of the mind, we can reliably and repeatedly enliven that eternal, transcendental essence within us (which is the same transcendental essence shared by everyone). Enlivening the Godliness within us helps us know God and walk (act) in God’s ways. The repeated enlivening of our transcendental
nature into our awareness helps us stabilize the experience and achieve the elusive commandment to “cleave to God.” It is really within our grasp. Imagine how we could uplift ourselves and transform our world!