Developing the Physical World

It might be useful to think about the physical world in terms of sephira meditations and personal development. Here’s a loose guideline.

MALKUTH (improve the physical)

  • Clean your house, finish any outstanding DIY jobs, fix those things you have been putting off. It might be that you need to move house to a better, more affordable or more suitable area. For example, if you live in the city and are really a country person at heart (or vice versa) then address this.
  • Clear the clutter from your house. Give away, sell, or throw out anything that is just clutter.
  • Clear your debts, start a savings account (even if it just a pound a week, but start saving), pay attention to how you spend your money, look for how savings can be made with a little effort, start giving to charity.
  • Visit the dentist, get those minor ailments treated, start exercising, check your blood pressure, cut out all junk food, eat more fresh greens, get a full medical checkup.
  • Stop smoking, quit drinking (don’t just cut down, 100% quit) quit all intoxicants and bad habits.
  • Learn to cook.

YESOD (improve the unconscious)

  • Change your bed, buy a new mattress, buy the most comfortable bedding and pillows you can afford. Get rid of the TV from the bedroom. Pay attention to your bedroom, make it great.
  • Keep a dream diary.
  • Learn to meditate, focused concentration, practice daily.
  • Improve your quality of sleep, adjust your eating patterns to e harmoneous to your sleep/wake cycle..
  • Start keeping a reflective journal/diary/scrapbook.
  • Get some therapy, learn self hypnosis, read the Karma Sutra, slow down and relax more during sex.

HOD (improve the intellect)

  • Study a subject, learn anatomy, first aid, take evening classes, complete your education. Learn maths and geometry.
  • Start buying more books…and reading them.
  • Learn a foreign language, learn advanced written English. Take a public speaking class.
  • Volunteer in a hospital, get to know medical students.
  • Study chemistry, alchemy, magick, system theory.
  • Practice the LBRP daily, the hexagram ritual (IAO formula) regularly.

NETZACH (improve the creative)

  • Learn to dance, sing and paint.
  • Start writing poems, no matter how bad they are.
  • Get creative, take art classes, pottery, photography. Develop an eye for looking at the world like an artist.
  • Learn and practice The Five Rhythms (al la Gabrielle Roth)

Tiphereth (act from the heart)

  • Reconnect with old friends.
  • Put right all your wrongs, return that borrowed book, repay debts.
  • Phone your mother (or other relative you ought to call).
  • Learn to see both sides of an argument.
  • Pay attention to your legacy that will mark your life time.
  • Give your time to a voluntary organisation for children (Scouts/Guides, youth clubs etc)
  • Study and practice Catholicism.
  • Practice the hexagram ritual (IAO) daily.

Geburah (develop strength)

  • Take up martial arts, learn to box, self defence.
  • Learn to shoot and handle a weapon, sword fighting, archery.
  • Read the Art of War, watch films about the Nuremberg trials, and films with a revenge theme.
  • Study history of military strategy.
  • Learn criminal law, politics, management theory.

Chesed (be nicer)

  • Practice forgiving those who have wronged you, abandon past hurts and wrongs.
  • Help the poor, give to the homeless, give a part of yourself not just money.
  • Feed/help stray animals.
  • Give up meat, become vegetarian.
  • Support a prison charity.
  • Study social reform, civil rights and left wing politics.