Essence of Kaballah in a modern world


The Judaic representation of Divine essence is  Shekinah. She is light and consciousness representing a way that humans will evolve and understand.

When soul is taken with Shekinah there is need for understanding. The changes required for soul to remit what is not of essence will inquire a need for God's love. This kindness is of the world  and not within souls’ reality. 


Why I speak of this is because in the Kaballah this action is not of God. God is the essence of light and love that knows presence, so when a person is of presence that essence will know a great source of light and love. The light that is needed to hold this quality of essence is very subtle and can only be cultivated through prayer and practice. When a practitioner is present the quality of light is comforting and peaceful.

Today we have more interest in the Kaballah but no understanding that it is not the number of practices, but the quality of consciousness and reverence given to the one who holds the light for others. A great practitioner doesn’t need to have dominance for the light is ever present. The one person who is capable of knowing this light is the one who desires to open the heart. In the Kaballah that person knows that the light is of the play of consciousness.

To know the Kaballah is to understand that the person who is giving is holding the light and the opening for others. In our Canadian culture we don’t always consider the importance of the teacher but in Kaballah this way is the tradition and has held itself for millions of years.  As a nation we can learn a lot from such a potent and powerful tradition.


​The value of spiritual care

When the heart is open the practice of care is effortless. The protection of the human body is reflected in how we engage in relating.

In todays’ world we don’t speak to one understanding of spiritual power for we do not support the promotion of Faith. As a result we suffer from the lack of understanding of what supports our growth. To promote unconscious practice is to support that we have no care for the result of our actions. In todays’ understanding of Faith we look only to see what doesn’t help.

If we look to know how to help each other in times of need, we have one option that always stands the test of time. This is to know that the unity of heart holds one in good connection and helps to manage the whole. For some this is identified as a God, for others it the love of heart.

If we ask: how can we open the heart if the soul is not supported? The only answer is to say that distinctiveness of soul promotes uniqueness and experience in perception. Through this work of spiritual grounding we learn to actualize a personal view that can then work to find common holding in heart. If we neglect the personal work we look to lose the way of heart.


Copyright Denise Richard 

Copyright Denise Richard

Souls' look at humanity will reflect the degree of heart and awareness of self. If a person is not interested in goodness or service of heart their consciousness will demonstrate a need to dominate and take hold.


Blue Angel  2011

Oval buds with

seeds of clear

potential were dropped

into your lap


The movement so

subtle that one

instant can make

the world blessed


Take yourself far

into the soothing

for what just

happened is you

.