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Ruach

#1 Postby Mark » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:41 pm

I have read that Ruach is the breath of God. Is there any special meditation on the breath that activates the consciousness and energy of Ruach with each breath?
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Mark

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Ruach-Our inner intelligence

#2 Postby Marion » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:02 pm

Greetings Mark!

All of the names for the parts of the soul in Hebrew are words for breath. Therefore we know that breath is intimately connected with breath. Ruach has to do with our inner and higher intelligence. If you go to the main homepage and look under Study and Practices you will find teachings on the practice "Primordial Meditation" This is a great place to start with breath.

Blessings and Shalom!

Marion

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Ruach

#3 Postby Mark » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:33 pm

Okay, thanks for sharing that information.
With appreciation,
Mark

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Awakening Ruach, our Inner Intelligence

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:25 am

Greetings and blessings in the light of the Messiah!

The inmost aspect of the soul, yechidah, means “divine spark,” or “unique essence,” but all of the remaining four aspects of the soul, hayyah, neshamah, ruach and nefesh come from roots that mean “air,” “wind,” “breath” or “spirit.” As such, underlying all, that which secretly moves the soul is yechidah, our divine spark.

The soul within us, “nefesh hayyah,” as written in Genesis, is called the “breath of God,” and we may say that God’s presence is breathing in us – aware of this, meditating upon this, and breathing, one may experience the presence of God within, and all around, or experience closeness to God. This proves a delightful practice.

Breath and the state of mind, the thoughts and emotions arising, are deeply connected – modifying breath, paying attention to breath, breathing fully, deeply, consciously, can help calm and focus the mind, and prepare us for deeper prayer and meditation.

We may also say that within breath we can discover a “radiant holy breath,” an energetic breath. As we may recall, Adonai Yeshua breathes the Holy Spirit upon his disciples in the upper room; this action indicates this light-power within and behind breath. Perhaps if we discover this radiant holy breath used by tzaddikim or apostles to convey blessings and empowerments, or to speak more powerful prayers, it will generate something of our ruach, our inner intelligence; but more than this it is used to stir and move the serpent power in us, or to activate various powers, faculties, of the soul. There is a discussion of “five breaths” in “Gnostic Healing,” and also in the “Order of St. Raphael” forum, and there are teachings given on how one might recognize the radiant holy breath through patterning breathing in certain ways.

Joined with this, there is a practice called “giving and receiving” using breath in a special way, this too can lead to awareness of the “breath of God” in us. There are instructions in this practice on our website.

In terms of accessing the inner aspects of our soul, though, this requires more than breath and breathing. As an example, the generation of nefesh elokit, the godly soul, comes through living the gospel, or living according to the truth and light revealed in our experience, and through generating the daily spiritual life and practice. As we generate nefesh elokit, we may gain access to ruach, our inner intelligence – but if we wish to cultivate ruach, initiation, light transmission, will prove helpful, also, deeper prayer and meditation, and specifically, study and contemplation of Torah and Gospel, the Kabbalah, with deep devotion. In other words, it is a natural development with the maturation of our spiritual life and practice, as more and more we become immersed in the Way, and progressively integrate more of our life into the Way.

Here we may say that *passionate devotion* is the swiftest way to generate, access, inner aspects of the soul, this coupled with a good spiritual education and full prayer life.

In prayer we may also ask the Holy One to stir and awaken the deeper parts of our soul, and so through the Holy Spirit this may transpire in our experience.

In closing we may add that there are, in fact, many gradations of ruach, or inner intelligence we can actualize; hence, many gradations of higher, expanded consciousness, and greater intelligence.

In this world, in this life, principally, it is the realization of nefesh-ruach-neshamah that is our focus, hayyah and yechidah corresponding with aspects of the soul realized in the World to Come.

Peace be with you!
Tau Malachi
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Ruach

#5 Postby Mark » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:25 pm

Dear Tau Malachi,
Thank you so much for the teachings that come through you. I feel blessed and nourished by what you communicate.
With appreciation for the inspiration and healing presence,
Mark


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