Dreaming of Moshiach

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Autistic Messages

Guest post by Rabbi Eliezer Sachs Shlita
(Rav Eliezer Sachs Shlita works with Binyamin Goldin and other Autistics for 10 years)


Rabbi Eliyahu E. Dessler, zs'l, has written (Michtav Me’Eliyahu Vol. 4, pp.162-3; Vol. 5, pp.163, 199) that the soul has an awareness of G-d and the spiritual realm which, were it accessible to our consciousness, would eliminate our ability to choose to do wrong and thus eliminate our free will -which is the primary purpose of our being in this world. The main function of the brain is not to be the source of most of our knowledge, as is commonly thought, but rather to filter out that knowledge which is beyond the limitations of our physical body and thereby maintain our free will. Rabbi Dessler also suggested that this is the explanation for what the rabbis taught us (Baba Basra 12a), that though the classical form of prophecy ceased with the destruction of the temple, a more rudimentary form of it has been given to imbeciles and children, "for their barrier [their brain] is not so firm."

About ten years ago "Facilitated Communication" (FC) was discovered simultaneously in several places in the world. By means of this method it is possible to reach the higher parts of the soul of a handicapped person (which are usually pure), and are able to give us messages from higher worlds. (A full explanation of FC is contained in the book "Secrets of the Soul"). Many mentally disabled individuals have claimed in their messages via FC that they have been commissioned by G-d to help us ready ourselves for the advent of Moshiach. Indeed many of their messages are so profound and so full of insight that they have had significant effects upon those who have read or heard them. This has occurred among Jews of all levels of commitment, ranging from the non-observant to many of our great Torah leaders who were also very moved by their messages.

Hundreds of thousands of Jews have already been exposed to these messages. Some have witnessed FC directly. Many more have read literature, or heard lectures and radio broadcasts quoting them. The acceptance and dissemination of these messages has recently increased rapidly. According to some opinions (Yalkut Shimoni, chap. 227), the miracles of the ten plagues succeeded in preparing only a minority of the Jews in Egypt for their redemption. The majority who were not sufficiently motivated spiritually did not merit taking part in the Exodus. FC and the messages authored through it can be a powerful force in enabling many people to ready themselves for our Redemption and Messianic Era following it.

Up until the time of the French Revolution, almost all cultures believed in spiritual entities and human interaction with them. At that time, influential sectors of society adopted unproven materialistic axioms that have played a central role in the formation of the contemporary Western culture. The philosophy of Amalek has been described as the denial of, and the opposition to, the concept of anything spiritual in the world (See Michtav Me’Eliyahu Vol. 3 p. 217, Vol. 5 p.333).

The Redemption of the Jewish people is dependent upon the destruction of this philosophy and the phenomena of FC and its messages can be very useful for this purpose.

Journey inside the soul of the autistics:




והיה השם למלך על כל הארץ, ביום ההוא יהיה השם אחד - ושמו אחד ישתבח שמו לעד לנצח נצחים בכל העולמות Blessed is His name for eternity in all worlds אין עוד מלבדו