Image Courtesy of Ulrich Sahm

Image Courtesy of Ulrich Sahm

When Ya’alon spoke out yesterday about Kerry’s motivations, I found it highly ironic that he injected the term “Messianic”. Most outsiders are familiar with the Christian Messianic revelations pertaining to the Middle East, but would be surprised to find out that there is such a thing called the Spiritual Mission of Israel There are just some things they don’t teach diplomats at universities, such as the profound wisdom for attaining peace embedded within the deepest roots of the torah. Diplomats need to be briefed on this.

So what exactly is this hidden spiritual wisdom and how do we begin probing theses deepest roots? You begin with a bit of horticultural spiritual gardening. In order to reconnect society back to the source of their sustenance, you need to stimulate and train the roots to tap downward direct to the source, rather than relying on traditional religious fundamentalist drip irrigation. As the eldest grandson of the inventor of a irrigation device for deep for deep feeding the deepest roots of trees, I decided to take this horticultural vision to the next level by rooting feeding society. I began to research and analyze the cultural, geo-political, and organic roots of gardening and contrasted them with the deepest roots of my Jewish heritage, the Wisdom of Kabbalah. After all of this analysis, I recorded my findings in a highly politically charged book “Der Himmelsgarten”  (Allegria Verlag, Berlin 2011). In the introduction I revealed some of the deepest roots of torah wisdom.

 Legend has it that 2,000 years before the Creator created man, He created the great spiritual universe and mapped it out into 22 geo-spiritual quadrants. Each quadrant was root-fed with a unique combination of heavenly wisdom and heavenly heart. In my book I discuss how these depictions were sensed by the biblical patriarchs and later chronicled as the 22 Hebrew otiot which were later combined into words, verses and books within the Bible. The horizontal aspects of the letters relate to the degree of heavenly godliness one feels in the heart and the vertical components signify the heavenly wisdom to attain a specific level towards attainment. Biblical words like grasses, rose, flower bud, water, land, roots tree, etc. contain embedded spiritual instructions to cleanse the heart and garden the spirit. This helps explain why people can feel spirituality while gardening. They are harmonizing with the original root feeding of the spiritual letters.

Through this process, one develops a very special connection with nature and begins to build upon one’s own inner tree. This is when humankind would begin to understand and accept a spiritual justification for weeds: We should all develop an urge to extract them, as a symbol for acknowledging and removing our own inner weed seeds of hate embedded within our consciousness In the spirit of the original kindergarten tradition, we need to unclog the condition the spiritual roots of our children. Instead of propagating hatred and reactionary hatred in our children, we bring them and their parents together in community spiritual gardening settings to weed out hate  They acquire hands on experience picking out stony hearts from the gardening beds, weeding out hatred, pruning back the prejudice deadweight, smoking out arrogance the same way citrus growers smoke out insects infesting ripening fruit. Herein lie the clues for John Kerry, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Mahmoud Abbas. Instead of trying to weave a peace accord, that at best keeps the inner weed terrorist forces within society dormant, awaiting an Arab Spring to pierce through the fabric, we stimulate the spiritual roots of the peoples to garden their spirits together, and learn to attain the Intelligent Design of Peace in their hearts and souls.

Just image the symbolic value of John Kerry, together with Benjamin Netanyahu, and Mahmoud Abbas, tugging together on a common weed, and then replenishing it with a seed of peace. Afterwards, they would give speeches as to how all of this negativity would be transformed into a collective desire for peace, spiritual gardening sections could be incorporated into urban parks, classroom gardens could help spring the ethics of social inclusion into life. Even guerilla gardeners incorporate the spiritual intention into their evening seed sowing activities. Once society has learned to weed out compost, and ionize all of the hatred into spiritual energy, this will thrust ourselves  into pockets of the geo-spiritual nexus of Tu B’Shevat peace.