Kabbalah: The Tree of Life

The Kabbalah developed eons ago as the mystical beliefs that formed the underpinnings of Western faiths. It evolved over centuries and is now popular with personalities ranging from Madonna to Britney Spears. The primary symbol of the Kabbalah is the Tree of Life. Visually it is composed of three triangles on top of each other. The uppermost triangle has one point up. The two triangles below it each have a single point down. At each of the three points of the triangles is a circle called a Sephirah. Below the three triangles is one additional Sephirah, giving a total of ten spheres.

This symbol can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from understanding how people think and how best to deal with them, to giving an in-depth understanding of astrology and the Tarot. Thus, the Tree of Life is more than spiritual, it is highly practical, too, and you can easily use it to achieve your goals.

The Four Worlds

One way to approach the Tree is to see each of the three triangles and the bottommost Sephirah as separate sections known as worlds. The uppermost world is that of archetypes. Mystically, it is the world of God’s thoughts. The second world is that of creation, the world of the mind. The third world is that of formation, and relates to what is known as the astral plane, the spiritual basis for our universe. Finally, the fourth world is that of action, our physical world.

On a practical basis, I call these worlds need, creation, formation, and use. An example shows the value of the Tree of Life’s four worlds. Let’s say I’m going to give an important talk for a large audience…

• Need: I need something to hold my notes.

• Creation: I create it in my mind, figuring the height of the stand, that the back must be higher than the front so my notes can be seen at a nice angle, and there needs to be a lip to prevent the notes from slipping off. I create a diagram of the parts of this stand.

• Formation: I buy the parts—wood and nails—and assemble the stand.

• Use: I use the stand to hold my notes and give a great talk.

How You Can Work With the Tree of Life’s Four Worlds

There are two ways to achieve your goals using this system. First, when planning your goals, make sure you work through all four worlds. What exactly is your need? How can you solve that need? What do you need to do or make to fulfill that need? Then, put it into use. If you leave out any of the worlds of the Tree of Life, you are likely to fail.

This leads to the second way to use this system. On occasion, no matter how hard we work, we may not achieve our goals. According to some, “There is no failure, only feedback.” If we assume this is true, by analyzing a “failure” we can discover ways to turn that perceived failure into a success. Without a system for analysis, however, there is no way to have an effective investigation.

Use the four worlds as your model for this analysis. Did you thoroughly and accurately determine your needs? If not, you need to change and adapt. Was the creation of the solution appropriate? If not, change it to something that will work. Did you do what was necessary to manifest your solution? This formation may be anything from getting a new job or finding a new love, to using the Law of Attraction or building a physical item.

Finally, there is mystically something known as the “Law of Availability.” If you can use something you can bring it into your life. Therefore, you should use what you create. If it’s just “pie in the sky” dreaming because you can’t use it, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to manifest it as the universe hates waste.

Now that you understand this system, how will you use it? Share your successes using this simple system here!

Donald Michael Kraig graduated from UCLA with a degree in philosophy, and has become a certified hypnotherapist and Master NLP practitioner. His book, Modern Magick, is the most popular step-by-step course in real magick ever published.

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