72 Names of God
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The three consecutive verses from Exodus 14:19-21 each contain 72 letters, an obviously rare phenomenon. The letters of these three verses can be arranged as 72 triplets of letters. But we are taught in Kabbala that if we reverse the order of the letters in the middle set, the 72 triplets become 72 “names” of God.
In the story of the exodus from Egypt, three consecutive verses describe G‑d’s power as manifest just before He split the Sea of Reeds, which the Jewish people passed through on dry land while the Egyptians were drowned:
“And the angel of G‑d who had been going ahead of the camp of Israel now moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud went from in front of them and stood behind them. Thus [the pillar of cloud] came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel, making it cloud and darkness [to the Egyptians], but it gave light by night [to the Jews], so that the one came not near the other all the night. Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and G‑d drove the sea back with a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land; thus the waters were divided.” (Ex. 14:14)
In Hebrew, these three verses each contain 72 letters. In the Zohar (II:51b) it is stated that these three verses refer in sequence to the divine attributes of chesed, gevura, and tiferet. The harmonious blending of these three principle emotive attributes forms the basic paradigm of how G‑d relates to the world. Thus, they together form a composite name of G‑d, since a name is a means by which one is made known to others, i.e. manifests his attributes.
Now, after a little 2,000 many years of concealment, contemporary searchers may also make use of this energy and by researching, and calling upon, the 72 Names of God.
The 72 Names of God are each 3-letter sequences that behave like a catalog to a particular, spiritual wavelengths. Simply by searching in the letters, in addition to closing your vision and imagining them, you are able to interact with these wavelengths.
The 72 Names of God act as tuning forks to correct yourself on the soul level. This means, practically speaking, that it’s not necessary to undergo a few of the more challenging tests in existence, you are able to tune the body and soul using the spiritual wavelengths your vision don’t see.
One of the most complex meditative techniques of the Kabbalah uses the 72 three-letter Names of God that can be seen in this picture. These 216 letters (72 x 3 = 216) actually comprise one Name.
This Name is derived from three verses in Exodus Chapter 14 (verses 19, 20, and 21) that tell the story of how Moshe parted the waters of the Red Sea when the Israelites left Egypt:
‘And the angel of Elohim who went before the camp of Israel moved, and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and went behind them.’
The 72 names of god are not names in the ordinary sense. But are rather 72, individual configurations of three letters. According to Kabbalah, these letter-combinations are encoded with certain vibrations that relate to different aspects of divine energy.
Start by focusing on these letters, “scanning” from right to left. Then close your eyes, further imprinting them in your mind. Lastly, take action. Do something that embodies the intention of this name. This meditation in action creates an opening to make changes in your life on a metaphysical level.