Netivat Sofrut: diary of a Soferet

Adventures of a female sofer learning to heal the world by doing Holy Work...writing a Sefer Torah

נחזיר את השכינה למקומה בצייון ובתבל כלה

"Let us restore the Divine In-Dwelling to Her Place in Zion & infuse Her spirit throughout the whole inhabited world."

So wherever we are, let us bring the Peace of G@d's Presence.

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SCRIBAL EVANGELIST As the only living certified Soferet (סופרת - female Jewish ritual scribe) & the first woman to practice sofrut (creation of sacred Hebrew texts) in over 200 years, I feel an obligation to blog about my experiences of The Work. I am also currently researching the foundation of a lost tradtion of women practicing this holy craft. For more on the services I provide, please see Soferet.com; Sofrut Nation. I am now available to engage with students, male or female, wishing to enter into the preliminary stage of learning sofrut. You are welcome to join me on this path. "Tzedeq, tzedeq tir'dof - Justice, justice you shall pursue." Devarim/Deuteronomy 16:20.

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

LEARNING REBBE NACHMAN WITH R' MILES KRASSEN...NOTES

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July 1st, 2003 (Canada Day)

Say this brakhah when you see someone you haven't in a year:
"Barukh Atah HaShem, Eloqeynu Melekh HaOlam, Mechayey HaMeytim"
"Blessed are You, Being-ness, G@d, Ruler of time/space, who resurrects the dead"

Why does everybody have to be a teacher?
Rebbe Nachman: There's a lack of Da'at (integrative knowledge) in the world (knowledge of HaShem & ourselves) & all separate things have edges that bang into each other & the more they do that the more sensitive, the more calloused. Peace joins everything - all conflicting parties - sukat shalom/canopy of peace - includes & unifies opposition, If we want peace we need Da'at.

2 ways to leave a piece of yourself in this world:
Have children
Have students
Fill the world with Da'at consciousness & share/give with/to others.

Where did we come from & how do we stay connected to/in tune with our Source consciously?

Don't despair - lo lahitya'eysh
Just because something comes back to you that you thought you'd dealt with.
Ko'ach HaMidameh = Strength to recognize similarities
Strength to see likenesses
Strength to draw parallels
without which we would live in Olam HaTohu/the World of Chaos & be constantly bombarded with new images & experiences & nothing would make sense in random chaos.

Rebbe Nachman also says animals have a Ko'ach HaMidameh & there's no G@d, no Holy Name, no Reality if we have no Da'at.

Cannot have prophesy without healthy imagination - RaMBa"M (Maimonides/Mussa ibn Maimon)

Ko'ach HaMidameh = The world as it appears to your eyes - "The Real World" (there appears to be no G@d)
There is no seychel (correct deep perception) in this = we must bring it into each moment.
Seychel = Emunah (faith) - helps cut through the illusion (THE MATRIX! - ab)

Must keep breaking out of the Ko'ach HaMidameh - it will get you again, but on another madreygah (level of spiritual development).

Download Torah from a higher madreygah = this makes you a tzadiq/tzodeqet (spiritually evolved person)
Go back to your heart when you plateau (it goes to sleep).

You can't be a real teacher unless you speak with Yirat Shamayim (Awe of Heaven).
Who are you talking to?
If G@d wants to bring something through me, I'm so happy to share it with you.

Have compassion on people who do things that are far below them - they come from such a high place.

Pay attention = break through the Ko'ach HaMidameh, the Power of imagination, (break on through to the other side - ab) & vanquish the Yetzer HaRa.

Without SIMCHA you can't win = YOU NEED JOY TO CONNECT to G@D
PURIFY!

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