Assiyah: The world of action
Yetzirah: The world of heart
Beriyah: The world of the mind
Atzilut: The world of the divine
Assiyah - The silence stretches into yearning
Within it I rest, awaiting you.
Small rip of tension strains against the weight
The wait, The crush of love, The weight.
Yetzirah - You run, we run together
Away from me, from you, from all That I am, That I am.
No arrival can come before you after you without you
First word. Last tear. We are midwives to your never-ending birth.
Beriyah - Oh God, the crack I hear, I think, I hear
Prove God, Prove love
If X is Y /and why is X / then why, why?
The mystery that rushes towards me brings the
Crushed humility of the bended knee.
Atzilut - My arms are crossed, open crossed.
The truth takes hold, takes flight.
The light-strikes my eyes-my heart
My Heart My Heart
God, Love, God love.
‘It was all God anyway.’
Ralph Benmergui is co-founder of the New Sabbath Project. He is also in the Aleph Ordination Program to become a Spiritual Director.