What is the practical Qabalah?

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Tree_Qabalah1Qabalah is a wealth of non-religious ancient knowledge that promotes a Way of Life achieved through Inner Wisdom.

This Way of Life has been passed on orally throughout the ages and is frequently known as the Kabbalah as it comes from Jewish origins.

Although the essence is the same the word Qabalah is often used by those of non-Jewish background linked to the western world.

Much has been written about the practical Qabalah and Tree of Life.  The teachings cover all aspects of spirituality.

It is easy to see why people may think Qabalah is difficult to understand or for a chosen few only.

It is also easy to understand the reasoning that with so many other spiritual options to choose from, why should Qabalah be separated out – what has Qabalah got that cannot be found elsewhere?

So, what is the practical Qabalah and Tree of Life all about?

What is the point of this spiritual knowledge, and how can our lives be improved by following these ancient teachings?

Let us begin with what the Qabalah is not.  It is not a religion and yet it embraces all faiths, beliefs and traditions. Qabalah recognises the value in everything and teaches there are no rights or wrongs, just different perspectives. The Qabalistic route is walking the path that is right for you, and not concerning ourselves with how others are walking their path, or making judgements.

The Qabalah is a spiritual self help tool

The Qabalah is a comprehensive subject.  Spirituality is a huge topic – but it can also be breathtakingly simple.  The teachings are mapped out on the Qabalistic Tree of Life.  The Tree of Life is like a spiritual road map.  On a practical level it guides us from one area of life to another. If we start at the beginning – at the base of the Tree of Life – and take the teachings one step at a time, we soon discover they are beautifully simple and very effective and, like a jigsaw, as the pieces start to fall into place our understanding of it grows – the mental pennies start to drop.

The teachings expand awareness on many levels and encourage us to look at our Self, our life and the Bigger Picture in a different way.  They highlight where our strengths and weaknesses are, and start to bring out the Real You.  (See also Soul Functions)

The idea is to identify our dreams and successfully bring them into manifestation.  The spiritual journey mapped out on the Tree of Life provides a solid structure for us to follow to help us find ways of living a life that is more in tune with the true nature of who we really are.

How many people are not happy?

How many people spend much of their time just trying to survive?  How many people are in relationships that are not equal or working in jobs that do not bring fulfilment, and creative potential remains undiscovered and unused?  The practical Qabalah is simply about tapping into that creative power.  The Bigger Picture is an ideal world full of creative individuals leading more fulfilling and happier lives.

The Tree of Life works very much on a practical level.  The teachings start by encouraging us to look at the life we are leading and the private world we have created for ourselves.  The focus is on being grounded as well as spiritually aware.  It looks at healing and the importance of being self-sufficient and learning how to Heal Self. All aspects of healing are included as well as paying attention to what is going on and recognising help that is available spiritually.

Self-discipline and self motivation are two essential requirements.  These two qualities are necessary if we want to make positive changes in our life. Life is meant to be about experiencing new things and learning new skills.

The aim is to become as the Shepherd and not the Sheep

to be Master of our own life

So you can see there is nothing airy-fairy about the Qabalah and there is no need to limit ourselves.  Qabalah embraces many things including healing, angels and crystals.

Paying attention to the sort of images and attitudes occupying our mind is another very important aspect to the Qabalah.  Our feelings affect the way we think, and the way we think influences the type of experiences we draw towards us.

Most people without realising it are handing over their power every time they react to something in a negative and unproductive way.

The Qabalah helps us to peel back the layers and get to the core of who we are and how we tick.  So many things influence and affect us and unless we get to grips with our weaknesses, then like an Achilles heel, they will continually bring us down and prevent us from tapping into and using the creative power available to us, and drawing what we want into our lives.

The aim is to always make choices and decisions that are right for us.  This is the art behind Qabalah – raising awareness and operating on a higher level.  It is easy to spot someone who works from a higher level rather than someone who is operating purely from a subjective stance.  We may not be in control of what others say or do but we can be in control over how we behave and what we say.

How many of us are though? 

An emotional reaction often catches us unaware.  It is like a habit, we don’t think about biting our nails or twiddling with our hair, we just do it.  Our emotional reactions are governed by the state of our subconscious and further investigation into how we react and respond helps us, through becoming more aware and understanding the triggers, to take control of our emotions and avoid behaving in ways that are unproductive and even destructive.

We also have to be realistic about our expectations bearing in mind that expectation can be the Mother of Disappointment.  How well do we deal with disappointment? The Qabalah helps us to hope rather than expect and to be mindful of the fact that there is a Bigger Picture, and if we want to move forward on our journey through life we might have to accept that what we think we want may not be in alignment with the Will of our Soul.

Qabalah encompasses many different things that can help us in our daily lives.  It is easy to feel overwhelmed when looking at a picture of the Tree of Life because there is so much information that can be linked to it:  Angels, Archangels, colours, chakras, healing, symbols, perfumes, plants, crystals, karma, astrology, tarot, fate and destiny – these are just some of the things the practical Qabalah includes, but if taken one step at a time it is easy to see the benefits and truly exciting to see how everything interacts and works together.

Qabalah and the Tree of Life raises our Awareness 

Awareness that helps us to recognise doorways of Opportunity leading to choices and possibilities that may otherwise never see the light of day.

The aim of Isis Qabalah Tuition and The Order of the White Lion is to help others to find a way of putting spiritual values to practical use within their everyday life.

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