The Ego Craves Company While Spirit Wants to Connect in Solitude.
"When you begin to come into a higher knowing of yourself, when you begin to connect deeply with Truth, the need for distractions naturally start to fall away and even the will to be social or engage in the outer life is just not going to be there anymore for a while. Instead you begin to enjoy being with yourself, in nature, and in solitude.
This is one of the blessings because once you come to this place in your process, other things will open up and follow. But as long as the resistance is there, or the wish to not go into aloneness, you will feel as if life is working against you. Once the blessing is seen though, that’s when you can begin to use it to your advantage, and that is a blessing in itself.Very few people have the courage the stamina and the dedication to continue following the path when the call for aloneness sets in." - Maria Erving, Transformational Teacher
Hebrew Letter Aspects of Tarot
Uniquely, the Holy Hebrew Letters are considered feminine in nature. Each has three aspects to their meaning:1) a vocalization sound or silent breath; 2) an alpha-numerical value distinct from her alphabetical order, ie the letter in the 12th position is Lamed, and she has a numerical value of 30. Kabbalists find mystical associations in a coded numerical relationships between words of the Torah that equal the same value. This is called "gamatria"; and 3) a symbolic-spiritual aspect arrayed in each of the letter's form or architecture. Even if you don't know the Hebrew language, by scanning the text the sacred geometry of the ketters will impart meaning and knowledge to your subconscious. God created the world with speech, which breaks down to words, which breaks down to letters.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" John 1:1.
Aleph and The Fool
The tarot card, The Fool corresponds to the Hebrew letter Aleph. She is silent, has no sound, and is assigned the numerical value of 1 as in one God. Spiritually and symbolically, Aleph is associated with; a) an ox or energy, b) breath as in the silent, divine breath in all sentient beings, and c) wisdom, which comes from finding a balance between the spiritual and one's everyday, work world. For you see, this Holy Fool is silent and wise because she is listening to and following the inner whisper of the divine voice. She is confident, and building trust in herself and a sense faith as she pursues her calling. This distinguishes her from foolish, impulsive acts. The test for The Holy Fool is to stay the course in the midst of adversity, doubt, and fears. We'll see. . .
Hebrew Letter - Aleph
Kabbalistic number for The Fool is 1
Yud and The Hermit
The tarot card, The Hermit correlates to the 10th letter in the Hebrew alphabet, which is Yud. She sometimes sounds like a "y" as in yes, or is used as a vowel. Her numerical value is also a 10. Yud's symbolic meaning is associated with the hand, in particular the guiding hand of God, which is fitting to the November 1st blog's focus. Check it out!
Hebrew Letter - Yud
Kabbalistic number for The Hermit is 10