“I will say of YHVH, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” -Psalm 91:2
The third Name of God may be used to prepare ourselves both for miracles to come into our lives, and to preform miracles in God’s name. Is anyone sick? Samekh Yod Tet is a mantra for healing. The Bible teaches us:
“Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him” -James 5:14-15
This speaks of two types of sickness: physical and spiritual. Samekh Yod Tet may be used by both those preforming the healing, and those wishing to be healed for added strength before working miracles (see Matthew 17:21). While healing is the most common, exorcisms are a form of spiritual healing.
If moved by the Spirit, one may even have someone chant this mantra while a blessing is given. If there is no one around to bless and individual this mantra may be used in conjunction with prayer.
When performing physical healing, always remember that the Lord has blessed us with medical professionals. Meditations, prayers, blessings, and other spiritual works should be done along with visits to hospitals and doctors. Believe God can heal, understand that doctors are one way He does so.
Tet (or Teth) is the ninth letter of the the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number nine (the number of man), or 9,000 if followed by an apostrophe. Teth literally means “basket” or “nest.” It is the symbol of the good in God’s creation. Dealing with purity and impurity, Tet teachs us to choose the light. More than this, it also helps us see the hidden good to be found when what we perceive to be “bad things” happen.
Tet’s essence is feminine; representing femininity and pregnancy, as full term pregnancy requires nine months. It reminds us of Chesed, the kindness and mercy in God’s creation (1 Nephi 3:40-41, 46*64 RAV,11:3-4, 8-22 OPV). Everything is eternal, thanks to Christ’s atonement nothing has to be lost.
Thus, Tet is both the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil, and it is the fruit of the Tree of Life. By knowing good from evil we may separate the light from the darkness. By choosing the light, Christ cleans and purifies us, erasing bad deeds that were caused by our slavery to Ego. Tet allows for teshuvah.
Yod (also spelled yud, yodh, jod, or jodh) is the tenth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 10. Yod represents or is a name for God as the creator. It represents the point from which all of creation emerges. It reminds us of the unity within multiplicity. Yod is the foundation, the hidden spark of the divine which causes everything to be.
The holy name, YHVH, starts with Yod. It is small in size, compared to the other letters of the aleph-bet, signifying the greatness of Yod. According to traditional Kabbalah, all of creation came forth from a single point. Thus Yod represents God’s infinite presence within the finite world.
We see Yod as a single point, yet it represents 10. This teaches us the unity within multiplicity. This is particularly true in light if the 10 sephirot of the Tree of Life; one tree comprised of ten parts. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus says: “One jot shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” The jot he is speaking of refers to the letter Yud.
Samekh (or Samech) is the 15th Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 60.
Samekh represents protection, support, and memory; reminding us to lean upon, support, uphold the Law of God. The outside of the letter, a circle, represents God as the Creator, it is Orr Makif; and within the circle his creation. God is ever present, supporting and protecting that which he has made. Orr Makif is the outer surrounding light in Kabbalah, indicating the general providence of God, surrounding and sustaining all of existence; a container of all forms.
Samekh teaches us ubuntu, to seek the good of the whole (altruism), not just one’s self (Ego). Wisdom tells us that our world is not contained in merely one vessel, but in all beings, this also teaches us Tikkun Olam. Samekh helps us clean ourselves of negativity and distortions created by Ego.
Mantras, Mandalas, & Mudras
The mantra here is “Samekh Yod Tet.” 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, “Samekh Yod Tet;” exhale, “Faith leads to miracles” 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 dove, a sunrise, the savior healing, or anything one associates with miracles in general. One should use images that remind them of divine energy, revelation, and being made whole.
The plea mudra may be used with this Name. This mudra is made by placing the hands together, as in prayer, then intertwining the fingers. Other mudras may be used as well, as the Spirit directs.
For those inducted in to the priesthood and given the Law of the Gospel, or the Sign of the Law of Consecration, 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.
If one holds priesthood keys they may use the temple mudras with this mantra to gain greater spiritual guidance. Endowing Yod Lamed Yod 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 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 “Samekh Yod Tet” while raising hands back into the air.
One may use the following prayer to help begin and/or end the process:
Heavenly Father, I open my heart and invite your miracles into my life and the lives of those around me. Free me from selfishness, from Ego, and unrighteous desires. Bless me that envy, anger, and self-pity shall flee from me and from my house. Cleans this vessel of negativity. I invoke the name of Christ, igniting the power of miracles in my life, in my home, and into the lives of those around me. Open our eye, I pray thee, that we might see your merciful hand in all around us. May we be one even as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one. In Jesus name I pray, So mote it be. Amen.
“Behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and it is that same God who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are.” -Mormon 4:70 RAV, 9:11 OPV