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Lesson 12 Tree of Life School of Aromatherapy Studies

By: Rivka Sari

The gems of the Ephod are debated and to which belonged to which tribe, but it was the gemstones that healed the Nation of Israel when they were unified, but when the Tribes split or even dispersed the healing powers of these stones were not as strong alone as they are together in unity. Scientific sceptics have of course dismissed the matter, but it was surprised to find a number of references to similar beliefs within the Torah, Talmud, and the Zohar.

The most obvious of these references can be found in relation to the Ephod, the breastplate worn by the Cohen Hagadol (High Priest) in the Jewish Temple, containing twelve separate stones, each of which represented a different tribe.

And you shall set it with four rows of mounted stones; the first row: a ruby, an emerald, and a topaz. The second row: a carbuncle, a sapphire, and a quartz crystal. The third row: a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst. The fourth row: a chrysolite, an onyx, and an opal. These stones shall be placed in gold settings. The stones shall contain the names of the twelve children of Israel, one for each of the twelve stones; each one’s name shall be engraved as on a signet ring, to represent the twelve tribes. (Ex. 28: 17-21)

Apart from these, two stones regarded as Oracles, the Urim and Tumim (illuminator and verifier), possibly made from Sardonyx, were inscribed with the sacred Name of G-d and inserted in the folds of the Breastplate.  It caused the letters inscribed on its stones to light up in response to queries posed by the leaders to indicate a positive or a negative response from G-d when asked a particular question.

And [Joshua] shall stand before Elazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of the Urim before G-d: by this word shall they go out, and by this word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him.(Numbers 27:21).

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“Shema is Shemen” Gather your Oil.

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From Torah Aromatherapy School Lesson 24 “Shema is Shemen” Gather your Oil.

Copyright Written By Rivka Sari 2007

The word Shema means “to listen” but it has a much deeper meaning. It means “to gather”. When we say the Shema we need to have our mind heart and soul gathered together to recite this prayer with complete Kavanna and Kodesh Lishma (compassion, strength and holy intent).

This why the Shema is wonderful when recited as a united community. This is true freedom to chose G-d’s perspective is to give all and let go. Gather your mind, heart, and soul and give it all to G-d.

When we say the first word Shema, say the word as long as it takes for you to gather all your thoughts (mind), your affections all your feelings (heart)and soul (your inner connection or inner strength).

How do we say G-d’s name? We use words like Hashem or Adonai. The words like Hashem which means “the name”, The word shem (name) is also a shoresh (root) of the word “shemen” which means “oil” this means that Hashem is our Shemen. Adonai means my L-rd or my Master.

When we cannot say G-d’s name out loud we are just pointing to that which we cannot say or pronounce. The closest thing to speaking G-d’s name out loud is “Breathing” which only has a soft sound. Reyach (to smell) breathe in through your nose and breathe out Ruach (wind, breath spirit).

At creation G-d’s name was spoken into our lungs and the only way we say give gratitude is to say G-d’s name out loud is to breathe in breathe out, then breathe in again.

When we say one “Echad” the word for one we are clearly acknowledging G-d is One and the Only One. You are Someone. You are Some of that One.

שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְ.ה.וָ.ה. אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְ.ה.וָ.ה. אֶחָֽד׃

May you all have a beautiful sweet Shabbat. Shabbat Shalom

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