Hey everyone, I'm back from vacation! I apologize for the gap in posting while I was gone, but hopefully today's post will make up for that. 🙂
I'm also typing this from my new iMac, which I mentioned yesterday was my newest manifestation. So, I'm pretty excited.
If you recall, in my last post, I was discussing the four levels of a manifestation.
These four levels are:
If you didn't read that post, I recommend going back and doing that first, as this post will build on top of that one.
So today, we are discussing the first of those four levels, which is the soul. In Kabbalah this also correlates to the World of Emanation (Atziluth), which will provide us a deeper understanding of exactly how this world works.
The Level Before the Levels
Before I get started, it is worth mentioning that there are technically five levels to this, and five worlds to the Kabbalah.
The reason that I didn't mention it in the last post is that this “world” is so abstract, so near to the Absolute Unity of the Universe, that it is hard to distinguish it at all.
If we had to name this level, you might call it Light.
In Kabbalah it is called Adam Kadmon, which literally means “in the likeness of the Infinite”. It is that part of ourselves that is still one with the Universe, and knows it is one.
Of course, we are always one with the Universe, but we are seemingly so far removed that we forget that fact. But this part of us never forgets.
There's not much to be said for this level as it relates to the law of attraction, which is why it's not getting its own post.
Really, it is just this level that ensures that you can manifest at all.
It is your tie back to the Absolute Unity of the Universe. It is your true Self, in essence.
Without that level, you would have no power to create, because you really would be separate.
Of course you're not separate, and so the Universe can work through you to have that same power to create.
This level can also be said to hold the raw inspiration for all of your ideas. It is the Light that keeps you going, and which has a resonance when you are pursuing the right goals for you.
Altogether, it's a very important level, but it does its job independently of anything we do, so there's not much that has to be said on it.
The only vital part in regards to this level is that you ensure your goals are in resonance with your Core Essence, which I have covered before.
The Level of Soul
This level is almost similarly difficult to discuss, because it, too, is quite abstract and rarified. In Kabbalah, this corresponds to the World of Emanation.
Your goal is in potentia on this level. It is a possibility—a parallel reality among almost infinite others.
As you zoom in on the goal, you make it more and more certain. That is the point of the rest of the creation process.
But on this level, it is just an idea, which may or may not come into manifestation.
When you daydream, you are often living on this level. You think about how nice it would be to have this or that.
But as I've said many times before, daydreaming won't get you your goals. It's just wishful thinking.
So then why bother with this level at all, if it won't actually do anything?
Well, in a way, it does everything.
It's sort of like saying why bother with a seed, when it doesn't do anything if you're holding it in your hand?
The right way to use the seed is to plant it in the ground and wait.
The soul level is just a seed of the real goal. It's in potentia—in a sort of uncollapsed wave state where it can go either way.
The process of creation is the process of collapsing this wave state from probability into certainty.
And the tool for doing that, of course, is focus. But we're getting ahead of ourselves at this point, as focus doesn't come until much later.
Your Goal: One of Many Parallel Realities
How does the Universe decide what is going to be created?
It's actually an interesting question that deserves a post of its own. But in short, it is a combination of all of the individual consciousnesses and energies of those whom would be affected by such a creation.
How is it decided what will be created in specifically your reality?
Again, it essentially comes down to your own energy and focus. Things will happen that are:
- Believable to you
- Largely pertinent to your area of focus, and
- Easily able to find a path through your personal subconscious programming
Again, the details of that are best for another post, but what we're interested in here is that your goal, whatever that might be, is one of many possible realities.
And it is the level of soul where all of these possible realities exist.
When you decide on a goal you'd like to create, you are picking out one of those nearly infinite realities, and giving special attention to it.
But in the beginning, it is just a seed.
Imagine you have a bunch of seeds in storage. Each of those seeds has the potential to create a totally different plant. If you wanted to grow, say, broccoli, you wouldn't plant a tomato seed.
You have to choose which seed you want to plant, and that will determine what grows from that seed.
Similarly, there are infinite possibilities in the World of Emanation (Atziluth). By selecting which goal you'd like to create, you are selecting one of those seeds for planting.
Note carefully that the planting of the seed is not actually part of this level. It's just the separating out of what it is you'd actually like to create.
You won't even add detail on this level, because that will all come later.
You are just asking yourself one question, “What is it I want to create?”
By answering that question, you are selecting your goal seed from the infinity of possibilities.
To be sure, it is a vital question to ask. Without that question, you can't move on to actually creating your goal.
But at this level is just a simple choice, and from there the creation process begins.
In fact, you are picking out possible creations thousands, if not millions of times every day, without even being aware of it, through the simple act of focusing on various phenomena in your day-to-day life.
But, each “seed”, so to speak, is not necessarily going to be planted.
It's as though you're flipping through a catalog, looking at this and that, but not quite deciding on what you want yet.
Once you decide on what you want, then the creation process is started, and the seed is planted.
The Soul Level as Life Force
The above may seem to trivialize this level a bit, but that really should not be the case. There can be no creation, as I've mentioned, without the soul level.
In a very real way, it is the life force behind the law of attraction. It is the active force that causes all creations to become manifest.
In Kabbalah, the World of Atziluth is correlated with the sephirah of Chokhmah, which means wisdom.
It is said that all things are created through Chokhmah. The verse Kabbalists refer to is Psalm 104:24:
How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
The word “wisdom” above comes from the Hebrew word Chokhmah. In English it sounds rather metaphorical, but in Hebrew it's not taken that way.
They also say that the first verse of Genesis, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”, literally means, “With Chokhmah, God created the heavens and the earth.” The technical reasons behind this is beyond me, but Wikipedia has an awesome article on Chokhmah, which explains it in greater detail.
And therefore all of our own creations begin and are driven by the soul level, where all creation begins. The creative force that moves through all things is found on this level.
Just as discussed with the world of Adam Kadmon, there's not much we need to do on this level, besides just choosing what we want to create, and taking the appropriate steps to allow that creative force to work for us, not against us.
The Creation Process Continues
Next week, I will continue covering these four levels of creation by discussing the level of mind, or Beri'ah, the World of Creation.
It is on this level that the process of creation really begins in earnest.
Would you like to learn on a far deeper level how exactly this creation process works? Would you like to get unstuck with those big manifestations that you've been trying to make progress on?
Next week I am offering a live online class, called The Art of Reality Creation 3.0.
In it, I will unpack the hidden principles of the law of attraction.
If you're unable to attend live, the recording will be provided to all registrants.
Just click below to sign up now. You have until Wednesday, September 20:
How About You?
Now it's your turn. What goal seeds are you trying to plant? Have you selected what exactly it is you want to create? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.