Using a sacred language of Light for profound meditation experiences and to enrich your co-creative relationship with Divine Source
Healing, blessings, abundance, joy and delight will fill the empty spaces in our lives.
So wrote Rabbi Joseph Gikitalla, in his treatise, The Gates of Light, written in the 13th century. What a beautiful promise! But how can we access this golden opportunity?
The Shefa Method is a powerful, fast, gentle, high-vibration meditation technology, which uses ancient mystical ‘characters’. It expands your spiritual awareness and promotes joy in your personal life, for your family and the human community at large.
WHAT SHEFA MEANS
‘Shefa’ is a Hebrew word that can be translated in many ways: ‘everflow’, ‘abundance’, ‘plenty’, ‘Divine Blessings’, ‘Divine Sustenance’, ‘Divine Influence’, and ‘Divine Emanation’ are examples. It is the energy of Creation that flows through all universes and all creatures, great and small, including all plants, animals, birds, insects, crystals, minerals, metals, rocks and, of course, human beings. Shefa is the universal energy described as ki or chi in oriental systems, such as Reiki. Shefa is interchangeable with another Hebrew word, or, sometimes spelled aur, meaning ‘Light’. We can say shefa is the ‘Living Light’ that gives life. This life-force has also been called ‘the fountain of living waters’ (Jeremiah 2:13).
In Arabic, the very similar word, shifa, means ‘healing’ or ‘cure’. The light of shefa radiates in all living beings, even in apparently inert or solid matter, such as rocks and mountains. The poet William Wordsworth described it as ‘bright radiance’, or ‘the splendour in the grass’. Your Soul has created a human life as a unique template for shefa to flow in the world.
THE HISTORY OF THE SHEFA METHOD
Although the characters used in The Shefa Method are very ancient, the healing technology was only developed in the 21st century. After many years of meditating and channeling messages provoked by an encounter with an ancient alphabet called the Writing of the Malakhim – ‘The Writing of the Angels’ – I was inspired to experiment with another alphabet series, The Celestial Writing (See The Angels Script). In both alphabets, the characters are named after Hebrew letters. I discovered the power of the Celestial Writing characters in 2002 and started sharing them in 2006.
Human languages originated as we developed our need to communicate. We began to make sounds that came naturally to us, which are also natural in Creation. These sounds are called ‘primordial’ because they are basic, fundamental, and universally heard and recognised. For example, ‘ssshhh’ is a sound we hear all around us in the natural world and, as ‘white noise’, is thought by astrophysicists to be the sound left over from the Big Bang. Huge telescopes are constantly receiving this sound, even though we cannot hear it with our ears alone. Sacred languages, such as Sanskrit and Hebrew, are based on such primordial sounds.
Every alphabet created by humankind is an attempt to find shapes that represent sounds. You could say that each letter is a ‘frozen sound’, a vibration held in a shape that can be recognised and repeated. When we write things down, we are trying to capture ideas that might originally have been spoken aloud, or were just a thought in our mind.
In Hebrew, all the letters of the alphabet are called evenim – meaning ‘building blocks’ (of Creation) – and the letter Schin, which represents the sound ‘ssshhh’, is one of the three ‘mother letters’ of Creation. The letters of the Hebrew alphabet are regarded by Jews as the writing of God, and parchments of sacred texts, such as the Torah, are protected and treasured, stored in a holy ‘Ark’. For them, a scripture is a living entity. If a parchment is so old it is beyond repair, it is solemnly buried with great reverence, as if it were a human body.
A LANGUAGE OF LIGHT
The sacred characters used in The Shefa Method are simple shapes created from small orbs, connected by one or more fine lines that are sometimes straight, and sometimes curved.
Some characters use as many as four orbs, some only one. Each of the twenty-two characters carries a particular energetic pattern, and we can think of the orbs as tiny containers of light, and the lines as lively activities, leaping from one orb to another. The sacred characters represent concepts that are encapsulated in two words, and each one becomes a mini-formula that can be used in a special way during your meditation, to suit immediate or long-term needs.
HOW SACRED CHARACTERS FUNCTION
When we introduce Shefa Method characters into our energetic field, the vibration of the character becomes like a subtle whisper that can be heard by deeper levels of our consciousness. The shape does the work for us – we don’t need to make a sound. This new vibration coaxes us towards subtle changes in our system. Our goal is to plant the character like a seed in the deeper reaches of our mindscape, then the changes can begin to emerge, like a small seedling starting to grow towards the light. The characters work at a subtle level, rather like homoeopathic remedies. As with homoeopathy, an invisible energetic idea is introduced into the system, which then has a ripple effect and steers us towards balance.
A SHEFA METHOD SESSION
The Shefa Method characters are powerful seeds you can plant in your spiritual garden. When you learn The Shefa Method, you undertake a 21-day programme of meditation that encourages you to dive deep into the ‘ground of being’, or the Divine Source. You need first to practice with my Zera Meditation technique, which will allow you easy access to the ‘field’ of Light where you want to plant your seeds. (Zera Meditation uses a zera as sound-shape for inner focus, in the same way that other meditation systems use a mantra.)
When you enrol on The Shefa Method course, the first three weeks will be meditation training, building up to twenty minutes twice a day. For the remaining five weeks you will learn how to introduce four different Shefa Characters into your meditation practice. This is likely to increase the time for meditation sessions to thirty minutes, but you don’t need to work with them twice a day – once would be sufficient to become experienced with this unique spiritual technology.
Once you understand and are practiced with the four Shefa Characters introduced in The Shefa Method, you can continue and extend your practice by following the Shefa Expansion course, which introduces the series of all twenty-two characters.
Something for you to try
The Shefa Healing characters are powerful seeds you can plant in your ‘spiritual garden’. This exercise may take around ten minutes or so, but can take longer if your unique consciousness makes use of the opportunity to reveal something new for you. If you keep a Journal, I suggest you have it by your side before beginning. Also, have a glass of water nearby, to drink when you come out of your session.
First read the instructions below, then click the button. This will make an enlarged image of Daleth – Guiding Light pop up. For this experiment, you can gaze at the image on screen or, if you prefer, print it out:
- Sit quietly with the enlarged image of the character, gazing at it for a few moments while you allow your mind to engage with the intensity of the light as it shines brightly against the dark blue background.
- Now close your eyes and visualise the character in the centre of your forehead, where your third eye is situated. Stay with your eyes closed for a few moments, allowing the character to hover there, but not being worried if it starts to move around, becomes larger or smaller, or maybe disappears altogether.
- Allow the image of the character to take on its own life and easily drop into your consciousness, without forcing the it.
- When you feel ready, open your eyes again and write down anything you would like to record for future reference.
- Now ground yourself by stretching like a cat, tapping your limbs and taking a drink of water.
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