Why We Had To Leave

Why We Had To Leave Pharaoh

Open with the eighth plague
locusts
brought by an east wind [10:3]
carried away by a west wind. [10:19]

East wind
the silent heart of wisdom
before language
Aha *
the heart’s deep wisdom.

West wind
self conscious
inquisitive
conceptual

East wind
intuitive
lateral
mystical

West wind
conscious
linear
rational

Both winds blow through our camp

Now the integrating dream
every blessing a prayer of concentric unity

Set against this is Par’oh

Par’oh — to rend to split
the separator the dis-integrator

Every blessing a union
the power of the upper root descends
we separate from the Other Side

and that is why we had to leave Pharaoh
to become one with ourselves.

jsg, usa

O holy Shabbes Bo
Maqam Sigah [tri-chord] E half-flat F G

Every Shabbat is associated with a maqam, a musical figure.
Maqam is Arabic cognate for maqom (Hebrew)
signifying Place.