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Rise above the status quo

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If you want to make something happen you have to be a fundamental part of both its initiation and its demonstration. Consciousness builds itself up into layers of expression. Each layer tied to the other by a series of connections.

Thoughts represent transformation. They are by definition upward seeking meaning they strive to continuously rise above themselves. If thoughts can be compared to a musical expression then thoughts transform themselves with variations on a theme and then transpose or modulate themselves endlessly becoming more unified in the process.

In Torah everywhere we look there is the theme of consciousness that is awakening to its self culminating with the Sinai experience. We as the purveyors of thought have unlimited access to thought in terms of time and space and therefore we can choose to be chained to a particular mindset or we can forever set ourselves free.

Those in the know have already set themselves free and because of that freedom are able to provide those who are still chained to non productive glimmers of thought a way to leap past the status quo and attain the higher release of holiness.

Here are some examples in Torah of that release from the status quo, Bereishis 1:3 And God said: 'Let there be light.' And there was light. What is this light but the ascension of thought like electrons leaving their orbits to become raised to another level so too thought arises in much the same fashion.

Bereishis 1:22 And God blessed them, saying: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.'
What is blessed? It is the awakening thought for this is the process of the unfolding of thought in its upward holy journey. All that is sent forth must return unto the impulse that initiated the rising of thought.

Bereishis 1:28 And God blessed them; and God said unto them: 'Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth.'

We are the instrument of thought and through that we have dominion over all that is in the domain of thought, specifically matter which is after all only an effect of thought.

Bereishis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward, in Eden; and there He put the man whom He had formed.

The garden is the replenishing of thought. Man is in the middle of this replenishing of thought. It is our awareness that brings forth the right use of thought which is holiness or in order words for the will of the Creator.

We could generate countless examples from Torah. The key to remember is that the status quo is constantly being overcome and is an allegory for whenever we get stuck ourselves. B"H.



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