The Creative Source
You will notice that the six Hebrew words don’t try to define what God is or isn’t. They simply alert us to the fact that there is some Creative Source, which in this particular blessing is called “the One that is constantly expressing.” And this Creative Source—whatever you call it—is continually infusing the energy flow that keeps the world around us and inside us alive.
In Judaism, there are many ways to imagine the One that is constantly expressing and creating. Please don’t think that you need to settle on a particular limiting image of God that some insistent teacher or family member has told you must be “the only one.” In fact, in Judaism, there is a strong emphasis on humbly admitting that any image or concept of God you might be temped to think is “the entire answer” is probably far less accurate than what the Eternal Creative Source truly is.
Excerpted from HERE I AM by Leonard Felder, PhD (c) 2011. Published by arrangement with Trumpeter, an imprint of Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston. www.Shambhala.com.