חֲנֻכָּה שָׂמֵחַ Happy Hanukkah!

by tillerofthesoil

חֲנֻכָּה שָׂמֵחַ Happy Hanukkah!

The Nut Garden

Hanuca_2010-1“Come and see: The whole world fills with light from one thin burning candle; one thin piece of wood enkindles a large piece” (Ra’aya Meheimna Pinḥas).

“You will discover all in the ascending flame, wisdoms of the highest” (Zohar 1:51a-52a).

“Come and see: Nefesh – lower arousal, cleaving to the body like the light of a candle. The lower light, which is black, cleaves to the wick, never parting from it, arrayed by it alone. Once arrayed by the wick, it becomes a throne for the white light settling upon the black light. When both are arrayed, the white light becomes a throne for a concealed light – invisible, unknowable – settling upon the white light. Then the light is perfect” (Zohar 1:83b).

“… Once the light of the candle has taken hold of the wick, that light will never rest, rather, it sways to and fro, and never stays…

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