Praying with Kavvanot

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Praying with Kavvanot

#1 Postby Martina » Sun May 15, 2016 5:00 am

Greetings in the Light of the Holy One!

Although the practice of praying with kavvanot is very familiar, it seems an art of the invocation of influxes and unifications. Could more be shared about it?

In gratitude, Shabbat Shalom,

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Re: Praying with Kavvanot

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 16, 2016 2:05 pm

Blessings to you in the Holy Name of Messiah Yeshua!

As we know, kavvanah corresponds with the practice of contemplation, and there are numerous forms of contemplation taught in the Kabbalah, from how to study and contemplate the Holy Torah and Gospel, to how to contemplation esoteric mysteries of the Kabbalah, to the contemplation of the glory of God in nature and creatures, and so on. Kavvanah also corresponds with concentration, or focused awareness, and when we pray and meditate, the greater our kavvanah, the greater the power of our prayers and the deeper our meditation will be; to pray and meditate without distraction is our aim as we commune with the Messiah and Holy One. Kavvanot are points of focus in prayer and meditation for the generation of kavvanah, and through the use of kavvanot we may experience deeper prayer and meditation, and a more intimate communion with the Messiah and Holy Spirit. Likewise, through kavvanot we are able to merge our mind, heart and life-force with the Sefirot, and with various divine powers, and when we do influxes of the Sefirot and blessings of heaven are invoked and received, for in effect we become vehicles or channels of those spiritual powers.

Kavvanah also corresponds with conscious intention, and kavvanot are points of focus drawing out conscious intention in prayer. We may recall that in Supernal or Messianic Consciousness everything is accomplished through silent volition, conscious intention, without need for thought of thinking, or words, and quite naturally, having the ultimate intention of a breakthrough into Supernal Consciousness, we often practice prayer by holding a simple conscious intention, abiding in the Holy Shekinah - Living Presence, and breathing, without thoughts and words. Likewise, holding a conscious intention, or shifting through kavvanot - various points of conscious intention, instead of praying with thoughts and words we may pray with emotion and sounds, or movement and gesture, and with such things as groans and moans, laughter and tears, and deep sighs, or various movements and gestures, our intentions are conveyed in this way, and such prayers can often become more powerful and stirring than those that rely on thoughts and words.

Also we may say this, kavvanah and kavvanot implies a deeper knowledge and understanding of what is thought or spoken in prayer, so that focusing on each thought or word, and its deeper esoteric meaning - or layers of meaning, our prayers are not mindless and there can be much more energy in our prayers, and likewise in the midst of prayer the Holy Spirit can revealed greater insights into the mysteries.

I do not know if this addresses your question, but perhaps it is a start.

Shalom Aleichem!
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