At length Rabbi Simeon spake, and said: “As a lily amongst the thorns.” This word lily, what doth it mean and symbolize? It symbolizes the congregation of Israel.” -Zohar, the Lily
The Sefirot withing the Tree of Life represent various parts of the body. Alone, they are incomplete. Adding the chakra, energy points that run from the brain down to the spine, and parts of the body and adds to our understanding. In Mormon Kabbalah we have unique understanding of the chakra thanks to Apostle Victoria’s revelation from the Divine Feminine. She added to our understanding by introducing us to the Five Graces. Combining the traditional chakra with the new wisdom adds to our knowledge to begin to complete our understanding.
Keter and Sahasrara
“I anoint thy head, that thy brain and thy intellect may be clear and active.” -Book of Remembrance 11:7
The brain is represented by both Keter (Crown) and Sahasrara (Thousand Petals). Keter is the incomprehensible Sefirot. Keter represents the power of the priesthood; the four Gods, Father, Mother, Son, Holy Spirit, or ideas of these Gods acting as one. Sahasrara is the pure consciousness. It is the gateway to greater enlightenment or understanding. In traditional Kabbalah and Eastern teachings, Sahasrara is violet, its symbol an eternal circle or an circle surrounded by a thousand petals. Apostle Victoria’s revelation teaches us that in reference to the Five Graces, its color is gold as the Graces connect the Divine Masculine and Feminine can connect with Manipura at the base of the spine.
Ajna and Ruby
“And the eye of revelation is that of understanding, showing unto thee the Crown of God (Keter); and it rests between the eyes.” -Book of Remembrance 13:15
Below Keter/Sahasrara is the third eye: Anja. Anja falls between Sefirot and helps connect us to intuition and “see” with our “spiritual eyes.” In truth, when we “see with our spiritual eyes,” or as Paul put it, “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7), we are using this third eye. This is true regardless if we are awake or asleep. When we see things in dreams or visions, we are seeing through Anja. The traditional color of this chakra is purple, its symbol the triangle.
As Apostle Victoria has shown us, the Grace associated with Anja is Ruby. This Grace reflects the quality of creativity as she joins in the dance of creation with the Language of Light.” In English a ruby is a red sapphire. פּנַיַּי, peniy, “ruby” in Hebrew, means “bright in color,” and is as used a way of expressing any precious stone, or as a name for a type of coral or even a pearl. It should be no surprise then that this Grace is represented by the color green, a color associated with emeralds, not rubies. Proverbs 3:15 is a nod at this chokra and Grace as it points out that the tool of the vision isn’t as important as the wisdom gained from it.
“She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.” -Proverbs 3:15
Da’at and Chokhmah
“Thine eyes are the windows of the soul; speak by the power of the eyes, lest you forget the words seen; yea, cast down thy eyes to salvation.” -Book of Remembrance 13:14
Below Anja, the third eye, are our natural, visible, eyes. These are represented by the Sefirot Da’at (Knowledge/left eye) and Chokhmah (Wisdom/right eye). In traditional Kabbalah, Binah (understanding) is the left eye and Da’at is the hidden Sefirot. However, per revelation, in Mormon Kabbalah these are switched. What good is knowledge without understanding? We may be wise and not know or understand, we may have knowledge but not be wise or understand. However, with knowledge and wisdom we may gain understanding through the Mercy and Justice of God. Therefore we pray: “God give us knowledge and the wisdom to know what to do with it, wisdom and the knowledge to know what to do with it; and with understanding give us courage and conviction to not only know but to do, and continue to do, thy will.”
Vishuddhi and Joy
“Do not swallow any abominations, but maketh to eat unleavened bread, which is to say, only in righteousness and moderation.” -Book of Remembrance 13:27
Vishuddhi is the chakra associated with the mouth and throat. The word “Vishuddhi” means “especially pure,” and acts as a point of purification. It allows our pain and negative experiences to be purified, transforming them to wisdom. In this way this chakra is tied to the Sefirot Gevurah. In coloration to the mouth, it helps to teach us the virtues of respect and offense, contentment and dissatisfaction, self-control and anxiety, affection and depression, honor and sorrow, purity and pride. In other words, it helps find balance between our inner and outer-selves. This chakra is traditionally associated with the color white or pinkish red. It’s symbol is a circle in a triangle.
The Grace associated with Vishuddhi is Joy. She “brings the quality of Divine Will to serve God in all.” שִׂמְחָה or simchah is the Hebrew for “joy,” and is a feminine noun. Paul taught that Joy was the second fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The color associated with this Grace is blue.
“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!” -Proverbs 15:23
Binah, Anahata and Christiana
“Man is to remember these eight things for all time; let them be written in the heart.” -Book of Remembrance 13:43
Binah is the hidden Sefirot, meaning “understanding.” It can only be found by combining the Knowledge, Wisdom, Mercy, and Judgement of God. In the heart of Binah we find Anahata, the heart chakra. When we feel the “burning of our bosoms” God’s understanding is felt in Anahata (Avahr 20:12). Anahata means “unstruck,” and is associated with balance, calm, and serenity. We are “struck” by the world, but in God’s peace we may feel the sounds of the Celestial realms. Anahata is traditionally represented by the color green and the Star of David.
The Grace associated with Anahata is Christiana. She “brings the quality of the Christ-bearer.” “Christiana” is a feminine form of המשיח, “Messiah,” which means “anointed one. Our hearts are anointed as we are blessed with understanding, and heart is where the Law and the True Prayer are written. All who’s are anointed are a type of messiah as we turn our hearts to Christ through His Grace, back to God. Christiana is represented by the color pink.
Gevurah and Chesed
“Behold, thy hands hath been anointed, that they may be strong and wield the sword of justice in defense of truth and virtue… but take hold of the Word of God; yea, open the door of the house of God with the hand and bind the signs and tokens by the means of it.” -Book of Remembrance 28, 30-31
Gevurah and Chesed are the left and right hands of God. When the scriptures talk about those on the right hand, these are they that have received the Mercy of Christ. Those on the left have been cast out and must suffer the judgment of God. Through Mercy we pass through God’s judgment and are found worthy to be received by Elohim and gain Knowledge, Wisdom, and Understanding.
Manipura and Prosperity
“Health in the navel, marrow in the bones, strength in the loins and in the sinews, power in the Priesthood be upon me, and upon my posterity through all generations of time, and throughout all eternity.” -Book of Remembrance 20:20
Falling between Sefirot, Manipura is the navel, or belly button, also known as the “Seat of the Soul.” It means “resplendent gem” or “lustrous gem” and is associated with fire and the power of transformation. When we ask for “Health in the navel” in meditation in the Law of Consecration, we are referring to Manipura (Book of Remembrance 20:17). The symbol of Manipura is a triangle and its traditional color is yellow.
The Grace associated with Manipura is Prosperity. Her role is to act as an expression of “the abundant flow of Life that pours out without ceasing from the bosom of the Divine Mother.” כּוֹשָׁרָה kosharah is Hebrew for “prosperity.” It means flourishing, proliferation, well being, and growth. We are most prosperous not when we acquire worldly wealth but spiritual blessings. שְׁלֵוָה shelevah, Hebrew for “ease” or “prosperity” is another word for peace. In peace God makes things easy, our burden’s light and we enjoy God’s prosperity. This ties into Tif’eret and Svadhisthana, just below this chakra. The color of theis Grace is violet.
Tif’eret, Svadhisthana and Peace
“Place this light in thy bosom and kiss the forehead; make thee a covenant unto the Lord in his house.” -Book of Remembrance 23:34
Tif’eret and Svadhisthana are a merger of Sefirot and chakra. Tif’eret means “beauty,” and represents compassion and the bosom as a body part. Svadhisthana means “where your being is established,” and represents the genitals, tying this chakra to the Sefirot Yesod as well. These are focused in altruistic giving and receiving, and abused by giving or receiving out of Ego. Svadhisthana is traditionally represented by the color orange and a crescent moon inside a circle.
The Grace associated with Svadhisthana is Peace. Apostle Victoria’s vision has taught us that Peace “brings by virtue of maintaining harmony between all the chakras along the spine as they dance together in the creative process.” שָׁלוֹם shalom is Hebrew for “peace.” Shalom can mean peace, completeness, harmony, prosperity, tranquility, welfare, and wholeness. Shalom is a name for God. Peace’s color is purple tinged with gold. שְׁלֵוָה shelevah, Hebrew for “ease” or “prosperity” is another word for peace. In peace God makes things easy, our burdens light and e enjoy God’s prosperity.
“Jesus Christ, the embodiment of God’s shalom, invites all people to come and receive divine peace in the midst of the difficult questions and struggles of life.” -Community of Christ DaC 163:2a
Muladhara and the Queen of Heaven
“And unto them he said: The root of the commandments of God is love; and the love of God is the thread of the Garments of the Priesthood.” -Book of Remembrance 13:7
Muladhara is the final chakra, resting at the spine and flowing down to the roots of the tree. Muladhara means “root and basis of existence.” It is the foundation and stabilizing chakra. When we ground and center in meditation, Binah and Anahata are the center, Maulahara and Malchut are the grounding. When we ground to the earth, it is as if tree roots come out of the base of our spine and flow down into the earth when seated, from our feet when standing, connecting us to the Earth. This is Muladhara from the spine. It connects to the Sefirot Malchut and flows to and from Binah/Anahata and Keter/Sahasrara. This chakra’s traditional color is red and it’s symbol is the triangle inside a square.
According to Apostle Victoria’s revelation, “the Divine Mother sits at the root” of this chakra. There She “carries the mother light, which is represented as a Pearl.” It is the Divine Feminine, wisdom, that carries this flow from the root to the crown. This is why She is Shekinah and the Queen. She too wears a crown, and as Shekinah her role is ambassador, represented by the Holy Spirit, between Israel and YHVH. And what is Israel? In Kabbalah Israel is the straight path to God. Being represented by a pearl, the Queen of Heaven takes on the color white.
Hod and Netzach
“Watch thy feet as you walk to the house of God, that thou shall do so in supplication before the Lord.” -Book of Remembrance 13:42
Hod is Hebrew for “glory,” while Netzach is Hebrew for “eternity.” These are the feet of the human body as represented in the Tree of Life. These represent submission and endurance. We are to plant our feet firmly in eternal glory of God, in submission and to endure to the end. We are, in other words, to walk the path of God and trust that Christ will make our burden’s light. And He will.
“Behold the lightning of the early rain, how it doth benefit much from all without making desire of the Creator; so too is the body kept in purity and holiness by love.” -Book of Remembrance 25:43-44
Yesod represents the reproductive organs in the body and the trunk of the Tree of Life. The reproductive organs tie this Sefirot to the genitals, thus to the Svadhisthana chakra and the Grace known as Peace. Technically below the feet on the Tree, Yesod allows movement from one condition to another through the power of connection. In this, Yesod represents the foundation upon which God has built the world: life and creation.
Malchut and Muladhara
“And, as a servant of God coming forth from the Garden of Eden, thou hast further dedicated thy services to the building up of the kingdom of God on the earth.” -Book of Remembrance 20:10
At the root of the tree we find Malchut and Muladhara. Malchut is Hebrew for “Kingdom,” and represents exaltation. Muladhara allows energy to flow to and from this Sefirot, and straight up the middle path to Keter. In Kabbalah Malchut is the Bride to Tif’eret’s Bridegroom, and we see it is the Queen of Heaven, the Pearl of Great Price, that unites them. Malchut is not a part of the body, but God’s creation, the world upon which we stand.
“The root of the reverence of the Lord is to forsake the pleasures of lust by the path of the reverence of the Lord.” -Book of Remembrance 25:11