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The Tree of Life: Based on the Teachings of Rav Ashlag

The Big Picture is Contained Within the Small Picture

Published: October 13, 2021
Originally recorded: May 19, 2021

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Lesson Highlights

  • Review from the Ari
  • Ten Sefirot
  • Big Face is a code for the upper sefirot (Keter, Chochmah, Binah) also referred to as Arich Anpin. This is a quantum level that is less accessible to us in our physical world
  • Small Face is a code for the lower sefirot (Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod, Malchut) also referred to as Zeir Anpin
  • Zeir Anpin is a micro-universe that has more affinity with our physical world and is, therefore, more accessible to us
  • Anything that happens in the bigger picture, according to the universal laws, must also happen in a smaller picture
  • If we want to change something, we need to go to Zeir Anpin; we need to micro-universe it and choose to be the Creator of the change we seek in the upper worlds
  • Review from Rav Ashlag
  • Panim Masbirot (Rav Ashlag)
  • The Light and Vessel are one, but when we take an action without restriction, there is change of form, a separation

Homework: Start paying attention to the moments during your day when you are thinking, saying, or doing something that feels small or insignificant. In these moments, remind yourself that there is potential to express great Light. See how you experience these moments differently with this new awareness.

Lesson Description

In this lesson, Yehuda decodes some of the terminology The Ari and Rav Ashlag use when speaking about the Tree of Life. Learn more about what the bigger picture means spiritually, and how to access this reality through intentional consciousness shifts.

About This Course

Rav Yehuda Ashlag, renowned founder of The Kabbalah Centre, wrote several seminal kabbalistic texts that illustrate key understandings for applying the ancient wisdom into our lives. Amongst his works is a book on the Tree of Life – otherwise known as the Ten Emanations/Sefirot that make up our reality – which provides a foundation on how to connect with the consciousness behind each of the Ten Emanations, giving us the ability to awaken that particular level in our life. Join us for an in-depth study of each of the Ten Emanations as detailed in Rav Ashlag’s book, 'Tree of Life with Panim Meirot and Panim Masbirot'. As we study Rav Ashlag’s powerful insights into the Sefirot, we’ll learn how to build a unified consciousness with the intention of elevating not only ourselves, but the entire world to a level free from pain and suffering.

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