Kabbalah Tree of Life Pattern

 

By depressing the button below, you will view the kabbalistic tree pattern. The Tree-of-Life pattern in the Book of Mormon follows this kabbalistic tree diagram--except for one thing. The 11th knowledge sefirah comes after the 10th kingdom sphere, instead of being higher in the kabbalistic tree. This lower placement suggests that we achieve knowledge throughout the tree structure. 

 

This difference between the patterns does not imply that one is better than the other. They serve different purposes. As we advance in our study, we will see how the Tree-of-Life pattern works for the Book of Mormon.

 

Each sefirah depicts a characteristic of God and His creative process. As children made in His likeness, we carry this creativity within us as well. God gives us the will and power to accomplish a task (1 sefirah). We obtain inspiration (2) and develop that inspiration (3). We can express an abundance of love (4) for what we choose to do and temper it with restraint or discipline (5). To proceed further, we must balance (6) the five previous sefirot. We next have the desire (7) to carry on in our task and remain persistent (8). From there, we carry over (9) and present our efforts to the world (10).

 

From a kabbalistic viewpoint, knowledge (11th) comes to us in this journey after the third sefirah. This knowledge can be shared and made known to others or remain hidden. Regardless, knowledge always exists within the tree pattern. 

 

No matter our experiences in this world, we follow this creative process. Whether we write a letter to a friend, create a sculpture, or converse with people--we go down this path from having the will of God within us to the manifestation in the world.