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The locusts begin, West wind, Chochmah and binah, the right and left sides, Tonight it is union, sheleimut, shalom, Every blessing is union, integration, wholeness,
Why We Had To Leave Pharaoh
brought by an east wind (Ex. 10:13)
carried away by a west wind (10:19).
The wind blows both east and west for us.
East wind, the silent heart of wisdom,
unreflective, the seamless embrace,
it is chochmah, aha,
the heart's deep wisdom.
self conscious, inquiry, conceptualization, language,
it is binah.
West wind, conscious, linear, rational.
East wind, intuitive, lateral, mystical.
both winds blow through our camp.
East-West, we are both.
Western branches, eastern roots, it is a tree of life.
the integrating dream,
every blessing a prayer of cosmic union.
Set against this is Par'oh, to rend, to split,
the separator, the dis-integrator.
we separate from the Other Side,
the side of separation,
and that is why
we had to leave Pharaoh,
to become one, with ourselves.
The locusts begin,
Chochmah and binah, the right and left sides,
Tonight it is union, sheleimut, shalom,
Every blessing is union, integration, wholeness,