“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors’ inheritance; blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” –Book of the Law of the Lord 1:10/3 Nephi 5:50 RAV, 12:3 OPV
The 10 Sefirot (Hebrew for “emanations”) are the 10 attributes of God in Kabbalah, through which Ein Sof (the Everlasting name of God) reveals Himself/Themselves to humankind. There are a few different ways of using the Sefirot. Some Kabbalists study and grow from attribute to attribute, while others see them as an urim and thummim. As an urim and thummim, the right and left sides create a series of “lenses” for the natural eyes, while the center creates a series of “lenses” for the third or spiritual eye. Through this urim and thummim, God helps us see both the physical realm and the chain of higher metaphysical realms.
In Mormon Kabbalah, we do both; using the Sefirot for growth and as seer stones. We grow from Sefirot to Sefirot in Christ’s grace, and seeing the world through spiritual eyes by the power of the Holy Ghost. Here we will give a quick over view of each Sefirot and how one may grow their perspective with each as we grow closer to God.
- English: Kingdom
- Body part: Earth
- Color: Light green
- Element: Earth
- Associated with: Adonai, Shekinah, Eden
- Herald: Elijah/Sandalphon “companion or co-worker of God,” also known as Remiel “thunder of God;” this is the angel mentioned in Revelation 19:10, and he holds sealing keys of ascension.
- Day of Creation: The seventh day. On this day, God rested. As God rests, he turns the task of creation to us. We are given the Word, the power to speak God’s message. We invite others to the path, not by force or coercion, but through peace and our own self correction.
Malchut, the tenth of the sephirot in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, sits at the bottom of the Tree. This Sefirot represents Eden as a symbol the Bride, the Church, the body of Christ upon the Earth. Malchut is the “first lens” of one’s third eye. Rather than emanating from God like the other Sefirots, it emanates from us, God’s creation reflecting God’s glory from within us (mankind was created in God’s image).
Even though it is the last Sefirot, it is also the first “the last shall be first, and the first last” (Matthew 20:16). This creates the eternal loop between Keter and Malchut, creator and creation, God and offspring. God’s divine energy comes down and finds its expression in this realm. God grants us the priesthood, God’s power, is to bring that energy back around In a circle and back up the Tree of Life.