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מלך – יועץ ולא שליט

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מלך – יועץ ולא שליט

שׂוֹם תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בּוֹ: מִקֶּרֶב אַחֶיךָ, תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ–לֹא תוּכַל לָתֵת עָלֶיךָ אִישׁ נָכְרִי, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-אָחִיךָ הוּא.
– דברים י”ז: ט:ו

התואר מלך בתורה הוא במובן של יועץ, ולא שולט

פרוש שרש מ-ל-ך הוא גם ליעץ וגם להועץ
עתה, אנו יכולים להבין את הכתוב בתורה אודות מלכים.

כאשר אנו יועצים לאדם ו/או מקבלים עצה ממנו, אנו מלכים

מלך = 570 = לי לך = מכנסת = נסמכת

דוד = 14 = אוהב = אהוב

דוד מלך = אוהב לי לך

דוד הוא היועץ האוהב והאהוב, ולא השולט

המלכה = 100 = ק

המובן של המלכה הוא אינו אשת השולט בתורה, אלא העצה

נמלך = 620 = כם = כתר

יושם אל לב: מובן זה של שרש מ-ל-ך מופיע הרבה בספרות הציונית – אך כמעט נעלם בזמן קום המדינה

דורין אלן בל-דותן, צפת
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

How is consciousness different from thought?

Someone on LinkedIn asked in the Spirituality and Consciousness Group:
How is consciousness different from thought?

This is my tentative answer, which I hope will make the greatness of Humanity eminently clear to our detractors.

Thought is talking to consciousness. Consciousness is unwavering and above language. Thought is language-dependent.
Thought is a conference, deliberation and negotiation between unlimited possibility (Consciousness) and thought which issues from the desire of the heart to bring about a specific reality.

There is One Consciousness that contains everything that can be, everything that is potentially can be and everything that cannot be.
In Human form, we have taken it upon ourselves to examine only certain aspects of the One Consciousness.
To use the terminology of the day: it is a “‪#‎Fractal‬”.
We are “zooming in” to consider certain parts of the pattern. Sometimes we “zoom out” for what seems like an instant in retrospect and see the whole One Consciousness, but it is not differentiated and we don’t see all the possible details – just the fact that it is infinite. So, we return to our current consciousness and look at it detail by detail, in accordance with our abilities as Humans.
There is something else that happens in the “zoom out” – we can’t relate to anyone in particular, because we don’t see the particulars.
Thoughts are the considerations of part of the pattern (the “zoom in”). Consciousness is The all-Encompassing (the “zoom out”).
The All is contained in the particulars, of course. We can see this when we perceive the meaning of the particulars and what they represent. This is a “Fractal” after all. Yet, we are still able to observe differentiated particulars in the Human “zoomed in” focus.
It’s hard to put into words what I mean. I try very hard not to use flowery language and terms that are overused.
First, when we understand things; we are able to express them in our own words.
More importantly, the sublime has to line up with the ordinary flow of life. If we sound too fancy, we have not merged the sublime and the mundane – and do so is what Life is all about.
The word “spiritual” makes me uncomfortable. Actuality is where the action is happening.
When we see the sublime in the mundane we feel the urge to Morality strongly and want conditions of Justice and Compassion for all Creatures – conditions within which they can fully actualize their potential.
If I strive for Anarchy in socio-political structures it is only because I know that Anarchy is an Ontological principle and only in Anarchy can we be the Everything we are meant to be.

Above I wrote: There is something else that happens in the “zoom out” – we can’t relate to anyone in particular, because we don’t see the particulars.

I’d like to elaborate on this point.
The judging Human limitation, frailty, incapability in negative terms is not understanding that we are taking on Human form precisely in order to be able to perceive only a small part of the entirety that is Consciousness.
In Human form we create the illusion of “other” in order to be able to relate, to learn from, to help, to play with. All that does not exist when we are in full-on God mode.
Our exalted greatness resides precisely in our willingness to sacrifice the Omniscience and Omnipotence that is our true Self in order to create particulars to be able to relate to “Others”.
“Others” and “Limitations” are the illusions We create in order to be able to give.
The alternative to being limited and fragile in order to be able to give is to be Omnipotent and Omniscient and Eternally All Alone.
Everyone you see around you is God who made the decision to become a Human and accept all the pain and travail that entails in order to be able to do some act of kind for another, because we have to become limited in order to an Other to exist.

The price we pay for not living lovingly and morally is that the frailties and limitations we took on in order to be able to relate to an Other remain – but the original Purpose for taking on the trials and travails and vulnerabilities inherent in being Human are not realized. So, we find ourselves limited, vulnerable, frail – and lonely and unfulfilled.
It is only in the relating to others lovingly and morally that the Sacrifice of giving up our Omnipotence and Omniscience that we made when we took on Human form is worthwhile.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

Is There Life on Other Planets?

Is There Life on Other Planets?

I’ve come to the (tentative!) conclusion that there are no “other planets” – that what we are looking at are alternate combinations and permutations of our own world that we see diffracted when we consider space – which is another way of saying observe our own consciousness.
If we were a hundredth the size of a pore in skin, it would be eminently clear to us that there is no inner and outer space.
When we look “out” into space, we are looking “in” as well, as there is no inner/outer space dichotomy as it appears to us because of our skin.
When we look at “other worlds” we are looking at alternative ways of understanding our own consciousness and our own world.
Therefore, there is life on every planet *precisely because there is life on this planet* and this planet is but one of innumerably, if not infinitely, large number of alternative realities of One Realty.
The life that exists on “other planets” is us – in alternative forms.
Aliens then, are us in forms we have not yet come to recognize as ourselves.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

Sex and Anarchy on YouTube

Sex and Anarchy on YouTube

http://tinyurl.com/lvpdcnj

In this video the subject of Sex is discussed from the Anarchist perspective.
The subjects covered are:
Monogamy and Non-Monogamy,
The Sex Industry,
Age of Consent
and
What It Means to Be “On the Spectrum”.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

#‎Sex‬
‪#‎Anarchism‬
‪#‎Anarchy‬
‪#‎GLBT‬
‪#‎LGBT‬
‪#‎Monogamy‬
‪#‎Marriage‬
‪#‎Age‬
‪#‎Spectrum‬
‪#‎Polyamory‬
#Syndicalism
#Work
#Job
#Industry

Video: Sex and Anarchy

Video: Sex and Anarchy

In this video the subject of Sex is discussed from the Anarchist perspective.
The subjects covered are:
Monogamy and Non-Monogamy,
The Sex Industry,
Age of Consent
and
What It Means to Be “On the Spectrum”.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

Sex and Anarchy

Sex and Anarchy

In this video the subject of Sex is discussed from the Anarchist perspective.
The subjects covered are:
Monogamy,
The Sex Industry,
Age of Consent
and
What It Means to Be “On the Spectrum”.

If you’d like to, please feel free to repost this.

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

ANARCHISTS IN SOCIAL WORK – Recommended On-Line Free Book

ANARCHISTS IN SOCIAL WORK –
Known to the Authorities

I highly recommend this free, on-line book to anyone who has any interest in the problems surrounding Social Work.
It is a compendium of articles written by a number of Anarchist and Radical Social Workers.
Reach out to them as sources of critical information and all-around allies in your struggle against Social Work Corruption.

“Some of the most damaged people are in positions of social work authority…(pg. 52)….I found in my experience that some of the upwardly mobile career women were the worst for this carrying on barely concealed vendettas against other female clients and social workers who disagreed with their decisions. All in the name of ‘professional decision’ (pg 83). [sic]”

“So brazen are the managers, that social work is called ‘Cash-Led’, and ‘Best Value’…the client is not only neglected but actually violated by this system.” (pg. 54)

Newns writing about one of his bosses: (He) knew how I felt about doing Sections – that is removing someone’s person liberty by law. He would wait till I was on duty, and ‘save’ a child abuse investigation just for me, and ‘order’ me to remove the child. I was quite prepared to use this authority when no other means was available, but it was so often the case that statutory power was invoked as an exercise in arse covering, because of lack of imagination or risk-taking. “(pg. 60)

The above quotes were excerpted from ANARCHISTS IN SOCIAL WORK – Known to the Authorities’ “Anarchist Ideas in Action, by Mark A. Newns.
Newns, now retired, was a long-time Anarchist and Social Worker.

http://anarchistsinsocialwork.org.uk/index.php

Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Israel
DoreenDotan@gmail.com

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