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The image above is the first of 72 meditations from Kabbalah’s 72 Names of God meditation cards. To perform the meditation scan the Hebrew and Arabic letters from right-to-left, and then read the text.
In his book, The 72 Names of God: Technology for the Soul, The modern kabbalist Yehuda Berg says that those names, “like the words of the Bible… are the property of no ethnic group or religious identity. They can and should be used by everyone to confront the accelerating chaos and negativity that confronts our world.”
In The 72 Names of God, Berg says, “God never answers prayers. It is people who answer their own prayers by knowing how to connect and utilize the divine energy of the Creator and the God-like force in their own souls.”
To use these angels’ names as a means of divination, become quiet for a few minutes and enter into a receptive, meditative attitude. Take three slow, deep breaths from the belly. Meditate upon the letter’s associations of the angel name and also the emotional tone it evokes within you (say the name again and again like a mantra). Be receptive to any glimmers of intuition that may arise.
Note: It’s important to note that I knew very little about Kabbalah before setting out on this journey. My interests were solely in the 72 Names of God meditations.
IT’S IMPORTANT TO PERFORM EACH MEDITATION WHILE READING THIS JOURNAL.
February 17, 2010 | Time Travel
I woke up at 8:00 AM. After checking my email, I discovered that my friend, Barb, who had just returned from her honeymoon in Puerto Rico, donated money for my trip! Thanks, Barb!
I spent the rest of the day driving down the Oregon Coast and handing out “72 Days of God” cards to people that I met in restaurants and stores.
I stopped in Newport, Oregon to have lunch and visit various places around the old town.
I then made my way over to Nye Beach and strolled around the historic arts district.
After I left Newport, I continued my drive south down Highway 101 and stopped at an overlook to take a photograph of the Heceta Lighthouse.
When I turned around, I noticed a seagull sitting on the stone wall not more than 10 feet from me. He just sat there and stared at me as if he had a message for me.
Native American’s believed that everything on the planet, including the mountains, the sky and all of the animals, had very significant meanings and offered certain types of wisdom.
The Shaman meaning for Sea Gull offered the following wisdom and messages: Spiritual messengers, Communication with deities. Behaving responsibly, Ability to see from above situations, Friendship – Copyright www.animalspirits.com.
These initial messages; Spiritual Messengers, Communication with Deities, Behaving Responsibly and the Ability to see situations from Above, would serve as the central theme for my entire journey.
After visiting with the seagull, I happened to look over the stone wall, down the cliff, and towards the ocean and noticed a grave site directly below where I was standing. I couldn’t help but wonder who had died here.
I left there and continued my drive south. By the end of the first day of my journey, I had ended up in Florence, Oregon. Upon checking my email that evening, I discovered that another good friend had also donated. Thanks, Natz!
And, my good friend, Casey, who was about to turn 84 years young in two weeks had sent me an email with a poem that she had written:
“Chris is well on his way in Portland, he just could not stay. He is heading for home and ready to roam with fun and time to play..” Thanks, Casey!
Overall, it was an excellent first day on the road.