This is sort of a weird idea, but i think theres a metaphysical truth to it.
Me and my little brother were slapping hands back and forth, turning it into a fist, and open hand at random, to see if we could keep up the rhythm.
When doing this it occurred to me that i was using my left hand, while he was using his right. Im right handed, so when i do anything with my left
hand it is different, from when i do it with my right. I have a different "relationship" with my right hand. My left hand, in a strange way, is like a
foreigner. So when i thought this, it got me thinking how each limb of our body actually constitutes a "vessel" or intelligence, of its own.
In kabbalistic thought,
Each "sefirah" corresponds to a part of mans physical constitution. The right arm is a projection of the sefirah of Chesed. The left is a projection
of the sefirah of gevurah. etc. Each part of the body is associated with an archetypal concept, which is an 'intelligence' initself. Therefore, when i
felt that "relationship" with my left arm, it was as if
i was relating to something else. Something "not me", but a part of me, that i
paradoxically can experience as something else from me.
This is basically to say that the consciousness, is completely singular, and outside the framework of division. When it takes on a finite existence,
it limits its infinite nature and expresses itself through 10 attributes, the 7 lower of which correspond to the physical body. The 3 upper sefirot,
Binah, Daat, and Hokmah, correspond to the left brain, right brain, and the cerebral cortex.
Our hands, arms, legs, genitals, etc are really something that is so close to us, that we basically never consider. They are parts of us, and each
part has its purpose
This again enunciates the basic idea of the Sefirot. That each one is a necessary reality. Keter, is no more important than Malkhut. Each part has its
purpose. Each country in the world has its purpose. Each culture, Religion, Language has divine signifiance.
The way i feel about my hand, is the way all of us should feel about each other. Because each of us are apart of a deeper, esoteric dynamic that makes
reality the way it is.
edit on 20-3-2011 by dontreally because: (no reason given)