Come

Come

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 –
aha
the heart’s deep wisdom.

Binah –
self-conscious inquiry
identification
conceptualization
language,

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
eastern roots.

The goal
union – shleimutshalom
integration
every blessing a union –

all the terrible twos of existence
folded into One.

Set against this is Par’oh
Pharaoh
the dis-integrator
peh resh ayin – to separate, rend, split
Par’oh the great separator,

and that’s why we had to leave Pharaoh –
to become one

with ourselves.

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