How to meditate with 42 letters and the 72 names
The 42 letters name (Ana B’Koach) is the aspect of the ‘head’, which is a male form energy (Giver/conduit of light) and it is the power force and source of everything in the whole Creation. Nothing moves in this world without the power of the 42 letters name.
The 72 names are the aspect of the ‘body’ and the ‘bridges’ of the light that comes from the ‘head’.
The 42 letters come concealed in the first 42 letters of the Torah, but the 72 names are revealed in the splitting of the sea story in the 3 verses of 72 letters each beginning in Exodus 14:19.
To begin a proper meditation on the 72 names, start by getting into calm state of mind and body.
Meditate on the purpose of the meditation and where you wish to channel the light that you are about to receive. You can almost never ask the light for yourself alone except in a life threatening situation.
Recite the Ana B’Koach and avoid thinking about selfish and personal desires. Every desire should be channeled to be used for the benefit of others. Nothing your receive should stop with you. Even if you get your desires fulfilled, it could contain negativity with the energy of ‘end’. Always look for continuation of the energy you will be receiving. Transform every wish to an act that could benefit others also .
After finishing with the Ana B’Koach, do not recite the line of ‘Baruch Shem’ and continue to scan the 72 names. Scan them all without pronouncing any of them. The sound affects and limits/focuses the energy to a specific bridge that may not be the one you are looking for.
The Torah is scribed without any vowels so it is in pure potential and serve everyone in his needs. The 72 names can be read only as letters, meaning, the first name VHV can be read as Vav, Heh, Vav then the next one Yod Lamed Yod. This is a safe way to read the names but better to stay on the pure consciousness level.
Pause on the first name, Vav He Vav to meditate on your wish and again on the same sequence at the beginning of row 7.
After you finish with the scanning, recite the “Baruch Shem…”
The light that comes from each name should not be limited to one specific energy. מהש (Mem He Shin) is not just for healing, אלד (Alef Lamed Dalet) is not just for protection against evil eye.
Scan the whole 72 names as one.
Link to Ana B’Koach print
Link to 72 names http://dailyzohar.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/72Names3.pdf
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