אֵלֶּה מוֹעֲדֵי יְקוָק, מִקְרָאֵי קֹדֶשׁ, אֲשֶׁר-תִּקְרְאוּ אֹתָם, בְּמוֹעֲדָם
These are the appointed seasons of G-d, even holy convocations, which you shall proclaim in their appointed season.
The word "מועד", (=season =time) has the numerical value of 120. This connects us to the 12 signs of the Zodiac and 10 sefirot that control the energy flow from each constellation.
G-d informs us on the special times throughout the year, where there is a special energy. He instructs us to announce them as a form of connection to that time/energy.
Albert Einstein said that time is just another dimension, a fourth one to go along with the up-down, side-side, forward-back we move through every day. Our understanding of time, Einstein said, is based on its relationship to our environment. The most radical interpretation of his theory: Past, present, and future are merely figments of our imagination, constructs built by our brains so that everything doesn\’t seem to happen at once.
Einstein\’s conception of unified spacetime works better on graph paper than in the real world. Time isn\’t like those other dimensions – for one thing, we move only one way within it.
Why so? Why can\’t be go back in time?
The answer is simple. If we can\’t then we don\’t have to. Time exists only on the material level. There is no time in the spiritual dimensions.
In our world we perceive it as an illusion. The experience of time changes from one person to another and from one event to another.
Time was created for us so we can do our "time". We were born into time to work. We\’ve been "pushed" into the matter, the prison, the work, so we can grow and collect sparks of light that was lost to negativity in the current and in previous lives.
We are born with a certain amount of "installed" light and potential light. The work is to use the "installed" light to connect and add to ourselves from the potential light. This is done by positive actions ("Mitzvoth") to keep the light we have (and not to lose it). When we get out of ourselves to do for others, we add to ourselves from the potential light.
The parasha discusses two main issues. One is the purity of the Kohen and the second is the calendar of events to perform "services".
We know that the services are actually our opportunities to connect to the special light that becomes available for us. All the major events are discussed here. Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkoth, Passover, the counting of the Omer and Shavuot.
The dates are described with details. They\’re exact and there is no flexibility. In many civilian holidays, they can move the date of the event to a "convenient" date. In the Jewish, or should I say the divine calendar of event, it is precise. You cannot move Passover night to Sunday if it falls on a Saturday night just for the convenience of it. The energy simply will not be there.
One of the special events is the blessing of the Sun. Most of you know about the blessing of the moon that is done on a monthly basis. There is another cycle of the Sun that occurs every 28 years. The next time we need to do it will be April 8th, 2009. It is Passover eve. After burning the Chametz on that morning, we will need to make the connection to the blessing of the Sun, "Birkat Hachama".
This event connects us to the first appearance of the Sun at the time of creation. I received information that this time the sun will also be at the same cosmic position as the day the Israelites left Egypt, the Exodus, and also the same position that was at the time of the miracle of Purim when Mordechai and Esther overcame the negativity of Haman.
At the beginning of the Parasha we read that G-d instructs Moses to talk to the priests and give them the guide on how to be pure. Their service requires channeling the light to the people. An impure channel cannot do that.
Some comunities won\’t let a person with physical disabilities (Blind, one with stuttering and can not say the blessings, a person that does not keep the Shabbat) to be called to the Torah on Shabbat. A cohen has some rules that prevent him from doing the blessing of the Cohanim.
The reason for this is that every person that goes up to the Torah is a messenger of the light. He should meditate to channel the light of the reading to his congregation. If the vessel is flawed then he can\’t channel the light entirely.
The three major holidays appear in this portion because the priests have more work in servicing the people. The Torah law states that we need to come to the Holy Temple three times a year. On Sukkoth, Passover and Shavuot. The first two are exactly six months apart. Shavuot comes after special counting of seven times seven. This is the counting of the Omer. After we complete the counting we receive the Torah.
Time is a special tool that created for us in order to build vessels to draw the light. We work six days to rest in Shabbat and get the light. So with the Seder (means order in Hebrew) of Passover night, so with Shavuot and Sukkoth. Those are special days that we can connect to the highest level of light our soul can connect to.
Take "your time" and build your vessels. If you built them, the light will come.