Eye to the Infinite (revised) – A Torah Guide to Jewish Meditations to Increase Divine Awareness.
A Compendium of Meditations and Techniques, adapted from the Writings and Teachings of the Masters of Kabbalah and Jewish Theology.
The book and this post Copyright © 2013 by Aharon Rubin – serialized on the Mystical Paths blog
Moses indicated that each person has the potential for prophecy – which will eventually be realised - when he exclaimed,
“Who would give, and it shall be, that all of G-d’s people would be prophets, when G-d will place His Spirit upon them.”
It is the natural state of the soul when aligned with G-d, in tune with its Source, and it is the inner yearning of every Jew. As Rashi writes in his commentary on Song of Songs:
“G-d gave us His Torah. He spoke to us Face to face. That love is more pleasant and beloved to us than any other pleasure. He assures us that He will appear [again] to us and we entreat Him to fulfil His word, saying, ‘Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His Mouth’: would that G-d once again reveal to us His innermost secrets, kissing us, like He once did, with the kisses of His Mouth.”
The Baal Shem Tov taught that everyone is able to experience an element of individual redemption by focusing on G-d and uniting that focus with speech or action, through meditative prayer or the purposeful fulfilment of Mitsvos, speaking or doing with full intent, mind and heart in sync. By separating from the physical through humbling and dissolving the self in attachment to G-d and then actively expressing that attachment through speech or action, wholeheartedly annulling one’s sense of self to G-d, one arrives at the sweetness of the Hidden Light, the personal experience of the Messiah.
Each individual experience affects the cosmic whole, expediting the complete redemption, the arrival of the Messiah, when prophecy, knowledge and awareness of G-d, will be universal, as the prophet Joel prophesied:
“Afterwards, I will pour My Spirit on everyone, your sons and daughters will prophesy, your elders will dream (prophetic) dreams and your young men will see (prophetic) revelations.”May this be realised speedily in our days.
 Ibid. 11:39.
 Rabbi Shlomo Yitschoki, famous 11th century commentator – see Glossary.
 Rashi uses the title King Shlomo in the sense that it is used in Shir HaShirim, as a reference to G-d, i.e. ”the Supreme King to Whom Sholom belongs,” Sholom meaning perfect unity and harmony.
 Paraphrased from Rashi’s commentary on Song of Songs 1:2.
 Joel 3:1.