Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Self Love

Tanya teaches ...
That since the Creator contains all, 
He knows all, simply by knowing Himself. 
Then it is probably also true that ...
He Loves all, simply by Loving Himself.

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  1. FaceBook Comments:

    Elka: Shma is all about that... ♥
    April 18 at 12:41am

    Choni Elchonon Kihleel: Very true. The reason I pointed this out is because some people tend to get caught up in the notion G-d as a kind of Universal Mind and lose sight that in real seamless Oneness a Being whose the Universal Mind is also the Universal Heart - Loving all :)
    April 18 at 12:48am

    Elka: given that God is One and there is nothing but God, there are no "some people" vs "others"... it's all US :) so when we trust in that whole love process, it's just a matter of channeling that love... accepting all as is... AND when we do get caught up in the Universal Mind, we always have a good point of reference - our heart, our soul, our being ♥
    April 18 at 12:56am

    Choni Elchonon Kihleel: True, looking within offers great reference points since everything within is continuous with what's beyond. :)
    April 18 at 1:22am

    Elka : just sharing... when i meditate, part of what i say is "i love Hashem with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my being"... and visualize a complete alignment of expanding light (within)... ♥
    April 18 at 1:31am ·

    Choni Elchonon Kihleel: Nice :) I'm usually still too absorbed in the Oneness just I meditated over in the first verse of Shema to focus on anything else at that point. I'm still vibrating and reverberating with it. Maybe, I should really allow time to come down from that experience before saying "V'Ahavta ... ".
    April 18 at 1:35am

    Elka: well, the way to "come down" is by seeing/imagining the light (within) go into the ground through your feet... to experience the completeness of Redemption we must fly while being grounded :)
    April 18 at 1:45am

    Choni Elchonon Kihleel: This reminds me of a time while reciting Shema and I felt both beyond my body and within my body at once. I need to catch some zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's. So I'll try your advice now with the bedtime Shema.
    April 18 at 1:48am

    Elka: goodnight ♥ :)
    April 18 at 1:56am

    Choni Elchonon Kihleel: You too my friend ♥ Thank you for your lovely insights and advice. Your full of depth and insight. It's a real pleasure communing with you :)
    April 18 at 1:58am

    Elka: thank you :) we are One, remember? :)
    April 18 at 2:01am

    Choni Elchonon Kihleel: Yes we are :)
    April 18 at 2:08am

  2. I discovered what works best for me with V'Ahavtah, is simply to continue the contemplation of Oneness into the situation of loving the Whole that I am one with, i.e. the Alter Rebbe's explanation in Tanya of "my soul calls out to You in the night".