Come into the eighth plague
locusts — arbeh
brought in by an east wind [Ex.10:13]
carried away by a west wind. [10:19]
The wind blows both east and west.
East wind –
intuitive, lateral, mystical.
West wind –
conscious, linear, rational.
Chokhmah and binah
chokhmah – unself-conscious heart of wisdom
the seamless embrace before language –
the heart’s deep wisdom.
the right and left sides
of the thirty two paths of wisdom
the hidden God
engraved during the Emanation.
Both winds blow through our camp
east – west
perched on western branches
union – shleimut – shalom
every blessing a union –
all the terrible twos of existence
folded into One.
Set against this is Par’oh
peh resh ayin – to separate, rend, split
Par’oh the great separator,
and that’s why we had to leave Pharaoh –
to become one