“Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.” -Psalms 6:4 KJV
Ayin Lamed Mem is a meditation to help us remove negative emotions or thoughts. Negative emotions feed Ego, and we think selfishly as fear and panic rule us. Ayin Lamed Mem reminds us that God’s divine providence is by our side. As we find our centers and detach ourselves from negative influences, balance and harmony return to us.
When used in advanced meditations, Ayin Lamed Mem helps us receive revelations. Ayin represents the inner or third eye, Lamed learning, and Mem water or here wisdom. With our third eyes open, ready for learning, we gain wisdom. This might be personal revelation, better understanding of doctrine, or a clear path in our mundane worlds.
Ayin (or ayn or ain) is the sixteenth Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 70. Ayin is one of the seven Hebrew letters with a tagin, or crown. It means “eye” and reflects ideas dealing with vision and bringing forth hidden light, knowledge or meaning. Ayin is forward seeing, beyond time. It is visionary, helping us not only see what is in front of us, but envisioning the future.
Ayin’s foretelling meditations shouldn’t be seen merely as mystical, but practical as well. It teaches cause and effect; past actions lead to future outcomes. Planting a tree now leads to fruit for the future. Teaching children ensures future generations may be successful. And, Ayin helps us open our third eye, that we may see beyond the physical; taking us from dark to light, helping us see past our limitations to see things not yet visible.
Lamed (or Lammed or Lamedh) is the twelfth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 30. Lamed is translated literally to “learning,” and so that is what it represents. it’s shape is that of a a shepherd’s stick, representing a pastoral staff. It is tied to Tzadikim NistarimIt, the 36 righteous people that keep the world from ending.
Located at the center of the aleph-beith, Lamed represents the heart (Lev לב). In Mormon Kabbalah, this means the burning bosom, where the Holy Spirit speaks to us. Thus we learn not merely with the mind, but by revelation from God to our hearts, minds, and souls. Spiritual learning is the heart of human existence. The purpose of Mormon Kabbalah, and in fact, out mortal lives, is to learn and express spiritual teachings and practices.
Like a lighthouse high above a cliff, Lamed helps us see past the storms. Kaf shapes us, Lamed (learning) is how we are shaped. Lamed represents constant change, as we learn we grow. Thus it teaches us to learn from everything in life, by blocking the Ego and gaining spiritual perfection through Jesus Christ, We learn the Law, the will, and ways of God, aligning ourselves with and becoming one with God.
Mem (or Meem, Meme, or Mim) is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 40. Mem is tied to water (and thus Christ/YHVH) as it stands for “mayim,” Hebrew for “water,” as in the waters of wisdom, knowledge, and the Torah. Mem represents manifestation, granting us the ability to “dive” into wisdom. We thirst for the Word of God: the waters of life. Water is a vital element in our lives, we are mostly composed of water and the earth is covered with it.
When Mem is open it represents God’s blessings in our lives, His providence; when closed it represents the concealed part of the Lord’s Celestial rule. Mem also represents to us the importance of balanced emotions and of humility, which is key in using Mem in meditations. Water always runs downhill, finding the lowest point.
The number 40, which Mem represents, equates to the long periods of time needed for growth. It rained for “40 days and 40 nights” while Noah was in the flood, representing the time it takes to remove sin from man. Likewise, Jesus fasted for 40 days. Mem thus teaches us how to balance emotions, with time and wisdom. We balance our feelings, just as one balances him or herself on a boat afloat in the waters of life.
Mantras, Mandalas, & Mudras
The mantra here is “Ayin Lamed Mem.” This should be said or thought on a inhale of breath, and again on an exhale. One may also add a phrase or short passage of scripture. Example: inhale, “Ayin Lamed Mem;” exhale, “God be with me” to better let the spirit breathe.
While doing this one may wish to draw the letters in Hebrew, as seen above, or look at them. Some images to combine to create a mandala would be a cross, a fish or fish symbol, a sunrise, an eye, or anything one associates with peace, water or wisdom in general. One should use images that remind them of divine energy, revelation, and being made whole.
The wisdom mudra may be used with this Name. This mudra is made by placing the hands to the side, flat, with the thumb and first or second fingers touching. Other mudras may be used as well, as the Spirit directs.
If one holds priesthood keys they may use the temple mudras with this mantra to gain greater spiritual guidance. Endowing Ayin Lamed Mem with power from the temple will unlock doors into worlds without end for the righteous. Temple tokens used in conjunction with the Shem HaMephorash mantras will unlock the power of God, and the power of His temple, in one’s life.
For Priests and Priestesses the Law of the Gospel would be appropriate. The Sign of the Law of the Gospel is made by bringing the right hand in front, with the hand, palm up, in cupping shape, the right arm forming a square; the left arm is raised to the square, the palm of the hand to the front, the fingers close together, and the thumb extended. The sign of the Son is made by bringing the left hand in front, with the hand in cupping shape, the left arm forming a square in reverence to the bitter cup from which Jesus drank.
For High Priests and High Priestesses, the Sign of the Law of Consecration, may also be used. This is made by raising both hands high above the head, and while lowering the hands three times repeating aloud the words: “Pe le-El,” each time, with the motion of the hands. The hands should be lowered in three movements, as each word is spoken. “Pe:” hands above head, “le:” the arms are dropped to the square, “El:” the hands lowered to the height of one’s chest. Be sure to say or think “Ayin Lamed Mem” while raising hands back into the air.
One may use the following prayer to help begin and/or end the process:
Elohim, I pray thee; cleans me of destructive thoughts seeping from Ego. Guide me as I open my heart to thee, fill my kli with the light of Christ, let it flow from me into the world. Help me to feel the warmth and acceptance from thee, from others with me on my path, and from myself. And as your altruism flows from me, help me switch off Ego’s destructive thoughts. Help me to be thy Tikkun Olam as the light of Christ heals me, and as it flows from me, heals the world. In Jesus name, So Mote It Be; Amen.
“Seek not for riches, but for wisdom, and behold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you, and then shall you be made rich.” –Avahr 13:14