I was listening to a shiur by Rabbi YY Jacobson yesterday about this weeks Parasha Bo. He spoke about the meaning the word machar or tomorrow where it could mean the next day or a time in the future as it is translated in the following verse:
Shemos: 13:14. And it will come to pass if your son asks you in the future, (mahar) saying, “What is this?” you shall say to him, “With a mighty hand did the Lord take us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Tomorrow is a vessel into which we pour our thoughts connecting both above and below.
Paradoxically tomorrow never becomes anything but today most meaningfully this moment
The sense of Mashiach is not tomorrow but here today. It represents a change of consciousness. The same principle applies to what we are thinking about and the way that we think about things.
Tomorrow’s will always come however what we can accept upon ourselves in the moment determines the call of the day.
Shemos: 13:2. “Sanctify to Me every firstborn, every one that opens the womb among the children of Israel among man and among animals; it is Mine.”
What is passed on in terms of tomorrow comes from the first born which is why they are sacred to Hashem. The first-born refers to that initial inspiration that comes from Hashem. It is the basis of every sacred connection. What we tell our children about this inspiration is to honor it, trust in it, give service to it and indeed recognize it as our connection to Hashem. So tomorrow in this context refers to that initial inspiration as it comes up and the child asks what is this all about.
Yes all is Hashem and especially when you make that connection within as a personal experience.
This also tells us what the meaning of bondage or slavery is in our own world terms. When we are tied to the material without regard to the spiritual we aren’t able to tune in to those tomorrow’s that are the lifeblood within. When Hashem willing an opening appears and you make the decision to leave behind those materials pursuits and pursue Hashem then you are suddenly living today in that tomorrow.
It isn’t that you have no part of the material it is that you place it in its proper perspective.
Therefore an inspiration to study Torah or go to synagogue or do one more mitzvah is but another tomorrow that has become today. This has the effect after all of bringing all of our tomorrow’s home today in this now and in these moments.
In this way Mashiach is born of all those tomorrow’s unified above and below and appearing before us as a garment we may step into partaking of divine connection 24/7
For local information on this parasha, kabbalah, judaism and shabbat services click here