29 April 2010

"Before creation there was nothing but God. God was in all time and space, and God's light filled the cosmos. In order to make room for creation, God had to make some space where there was no God. So God took a deep breath to make room for the universe.
In the space from which God had withdrawn, the heavens and the earth were formed. But that meant God was nowhere in creation. So God exhaled some of God's light into the world.
But this light was too strong, too bright, too much for the vessels that were meant to hold it, so they shattered. And the world was filled with tiny sparks of God's light.
The world is filled with these divine sparks. They are hidden, lost, everywhere, and it is the responsibility of each to gather some of these sparks and to restore them to their places..."
Isaac Luria

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