Bamidbar, numerical value 248, (Literal translation is "in the wilderness") is named "Numbers" because it deals with the counting of the Israelites.

From the whole Torah aspect, this book(s) is the level of Zeir Anpin (=6 Sefirot of Chessed, Gevura, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod and  Yesod). Many Kabbalists consider it as three books. (Read my commentary of Behalotcha).

 Zeir Anpin is also the Light force of the Creator in our world. You can refer to it as "the Space", which is everything inside and outside us.

Last week we finished the reading of Leviticus, which is the level of Binah. The first three books are Keter Chokmah and Binah. They relate to the Head, the cause and the potential.

With Bamidbar we are starting to form the body; manifestation and creation of the vessel.  Zeir Anpin is represented with the letter Vav of the Holy name (the tetragramaton). Human, according to Kabbalah is defined as "מדבר" (Hebrew for one who speaks).

Bamidbar has the same letters as in medaber "מדבר". The first two letters are abbreviations for "Ma\’ase Bereshit", which means act of creation and are numerically equal to 42. The one who speaks has the power to bring new formations to "reality" (whatever we see as reality).

Now here are some excerpts from the internet related to the vanishing phenomena of Bees. Please note that Bees in Hebrew ="דבורים" and is the same root as Bamidbar.

A Cornell University study has estimated that honeybees annually pollinate more than $14 billion worth of seeds and crops in the United States, mostly fruits, vegetables and nuts. "Every third bite we consume in our diet is dependent on a honeybee to pollinate that food," said Zac Browning, vice president of the American Beekeeping Federation.

"There is a syndrome called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)," Koptur said. "It appears that the bees get disoriented and they go out foraging, collecting nectar from flowers, but on the way back they get lost and do not return to the nest. Without the food, larvae die and the colony collapses."

The collapse and destruction of bee hives could have widespread negative effects on mankind. Bees are extremely vital to the economy.

"Honey production is worth just $200 million a year, but bees pollinate $15 billion worth of fruit, vegetables and nuts, especially the $2 billion almond business," reported The Economist in April 2007.

 There has been evidence suggesting bees are dying due to pathogens raised in conditions caused by humans. Among the clues pointing to a possible disease according to the FDA is "the sting gland of many examined bees that were obviously scarred with distinct black "marks." This type of pin-point darkening is indicative of an immune response to some sort of pathogen." Even the queens are infected since "in addition to their sting glands, evidence of Melanosis was found in the ovaries of infected queens. These queens were superseded by colonies. Subsequent research has documented damage to hypo pharyngeal glands of worker bees."

There is a cause and effect system and it is working no matter what. The Ether waves are full of people\’s conversation, speaking negatively.

Last month, the father of chaos theory, Edward Lorenz, passed away. He was well known for his paper "Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly\’s Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?"

Let me add something before that; "Does the vapor of a person speaking, makes a butterfly, flap his wings?"

The question is "Are we responsible for the vanishing bees?", Are we responsible for the tsunamis?, Are we responsible for the cyclones? , Are we responsible for the earthquakes?, Are we responsible for the Tornadoes? (California?!), Are we responsible for airborne diseases?

Stay positive, no matter what. When the weather and nature around us, gets "crazy", we need to be calm.

Remember Mahatma Gandhi? With the power of speak, he pushed away the entire forces of the British Empire out of India.

Spread positivity and love, maybe we can push away some negativity.

 

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