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Magdalene Shabbat Message: Malkootah Meditation



Ahava and Blessings


As we enter this sacred day of Shabbat, let us contemplate the teaching of Yeshua from the Gospel of Thomas: "If those who lead you say to you, 'See, the kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you."


On this Shabbat, may we remember that the Divine Presence is not found in distant realms but resides within us and all around us. Let's honor the light within and see it mirrored in the world around us, finding peace and unity in our interconnectedness. Shabbat invites us to turn inwards, to find the kingdom of Heaven that Yeshua spoke of, within our hearts and souls.


The word for Kingdom in Aramaic is Malkootah. Malkootah serves as a profound reminder that the sacred and the mundane are interconnected. The very world we live in, with all its challenges and beauties, is not only a creation of the Divine but also an avenue to experience and connect with the Sacred. The mystical journey, then, is not about escaping the world but about fully inhabiting it with a sense of the divine's immanent presence.


May our inner light shine bright on this day and always.


Guided Meditation with Malkootah: Experiencing the Divine in the Mundane


Setting: Find a quiet, comfortable space where you can sit or lie down without being disturbed. Ensure the lighting is soft and if possible, have a small item from nature - such as a stone, leaf, or flower - with you.


Beginning the Journey:

  1. Close your eyes and take three deep breaths, inhaling peace and calmness, and exhaling any tension or stress. Feel the weight of your body pressing down and imagine roots growing from the base of your spine, anchoring you to the Earth.

  2. Visualize a radiant sphere of light at your feet. This is Malkootah, shimmering in a deep, earthy hue, resonating with the energy of the physical world, the Divine's manifestation.

  3. As you breathe in, draw the energy of Malkootah up from your feet, letting it envelop you, reminding you of the sacredness of the physical realm.

Connecting with Malkootah:

  1. Hold the item from nature in your hands. Feel its texture. Is it smooth? Rough? Cold? Warm? Recognize it as a piece of the Divine, a fragment of Malkootah's essence.

  2. Dive deeper into this item. Envision its life journey: If it's a leaf, imagine it budding, growing, photosynthesizing, providing shade, and eventually falling. If it's a stone, visualize all it has witnessed, the intense pressures that formed it, its journey through time and space.

  3. As you connect with this item's journey, acknowledge the Shekhinah, the divine feminine presence, within it. Feel her nurturing energy, her immanence in the world around you, and her presence within you.

Deepening the Experience:

  1. Imagine the energy of Malkootah expanding around you, forming a protective sphere. Within this sphere, recognize the unity of the physical and spiritual, the mundane and the sacred. There is no separation; all is one.

  2. Now, visualize a gentle rain within this sphere. Each droplet carries the essence of Malkootah, the embodiment of the Divine in the physical. Let the rain cleanse and renew you, filling every cell of your body with a sense of unity and purpose.

Returning to the Present:

  1. Gradually start to deepen your breath, becoming more aware of your surroundings. Feel the weight of the item in your hand, grounding you back into the present moment.

  2. When you're ready, gently open your eyes. Place the item somewhere you can see it regularly, letting it serve as a reminder of the Divine presence in the everyday and the lessons of Malkootah.

Remember, each time you engage with the world, whether it's through touch, sight, taste, smell, or sound, you are interacting with Malkootah, the Divine manifested. Embrace the sacredness in every moment.


Shabbat Blessings to all of you. May we continue to pray that all Humans live the sacredness of life.


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AHAVA,

Ana Otero

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