“I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” -Psalms 34:4
Mem Hei Shin is a meditation for healing. This can be personal or for others. It may be used for illnesses, physical, mental, or spiritual. It can also help with healing between relationships friends, family members, or coworkers. It can also help heal mundane woes, such as employments or financial troubles.
While the third Name of God, Samekh Yod Tet, may be used to prepare ourselves for miracles, including healing, Mem Hei Shin is more specifically tuned for the task. One may wish to begin using Samekh Yod Tet, then move to Mem Hei Shin to increase spiritual power for the task. And, just as with Samekh Yod Tet, when performing physical healing, always remember that the Lord has blessed us with medical professionals. Meditations, prayers, blessings, and other spiritual works should be done along with visits to hospitals and doctors. Believe God can heal, understand that doctors are one way He does so.
Mem (or Meem, Meme, or Mim) is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 40. Mem is tied to water (and thus Christ/YHVH) as it stands for “mayim,” Hebrew for “water,” as in the waters of wisdom, knowledge, and the Torah. Mem represents manifestation, granting us the ability to “dive” into wisdom. We thirst for the Word of God: the waters of life. Water is a vital element in our lives, we are mostly composed of water and the earth is covered with it.
When Mem is open it represents God’s blessings in our lives, His providence; when closed it represents the concealed part of the Lord’s Celestial rule. Mem also represents to us the importance of balanced emotions and of humility, which is key in using Mem in meditations. Water always runs downhill, finding the lowest point.
The number 40, which Mem represents, equates to the long periods of time needed for growth. It rained for “40 days and 40 nights” while Noah was in the flood, representing the time it takes to remove sin from man. Likewise, Jesus fasted for 40 days. Mem thus teaches us how to balance emotions, with time and wisdom. We balance our feelings, just as one balances him or herself on a boat afloat in the waters of life.
Hei (or He) is the fifth letter in the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 5, or 5,000 when referring to years. Representing divine revelation,it is said the world was created with the utterance of the Hei. It represents the gift of life, both created and spiritual life. In Kabbalah it is the symbol of divinity, gentility, and specificity.
Through Hei we gain the freedom of choice. We have walked through the doorway and climbed the stairway of Delet. We now gain an audience with God. No longer trapped by sin, we have regained our free agency.
In Judaism, many Jews use Hei as a way of saying “God” without actually saying the name of God. It is an abbreviation of the term “Hashem,” which means “The Name.”
Shin (or Šin or Sheen) is the twenty-first Letter of the Hebrew Alphabet. It signifies the number 300. Shin translates literally to “tooth.” It represents the Holy Spirit’s fire and transformative abilities, it’s three branches look like flames. There are three pillars of the tree of life, each reaching upwards, like flames. They purify and change us as we grow in Christ’s grace. The flames of the Holy Spirit change us, much like pottery in a kiln. The Lord reshapes us, and the Holy Spirit solidifies the transformation. The fire is unchangeable, and is thus a symbol of divine power. Shin then is the fire of the Holy Ghost residing inside of us, the burning of the bosom (Avahr 17:11).
Shin teaches us to become one with one another and with God; it teaches us to be one with the Whole of Creation. It can also represent balance, the right and left dualities or extreme opposites. This teaches us to balance by following the central or middle path. On the right is Chesed, kindness and mercy; on the left Gevurah, justice and truth. Upon the balance between these two rests the universe and the plan of salvation. As Saints, we must find the middle way between in order to avoid both seeing these as opposites and drawing towards extremes.
Mantras, Mandalas, & Mudras
The mantra here is “Mem Hei Shin.” This should be said or thought on a inhale of breath, and again on an exhale. One may also add a phrase or short passage of scripture. Example: inhale, “Samekh Yod Tet;” exhale, “The Lord will heal” to better let the spirit breathe.
While doing this one may wish to draw the letters in Hebrew, as seen above, or look at them. Some images to combine to create a mandala would be a cross, a heart, a sunrise, the savior healing, the ancient Hebrew “Abracadabra” (“I create what I speak”) inversed pyramid, or anything one associates with miracles in general. One should use images that remind them of divine energy, revelation, and being made whole.
The prayer mudra and the plea mudra both may be used with this Name. The prayer mudra is made by placing the hands together, as in prayer. The plea mudra takes this a step further, intertwining the fingers. Other mudras may be used as well, as the Spirit directs.
If one holds priesthood keys they may use the temple mudras with this mantra to gain greater spiritual guidance. Endowing Mem Hei Shin with power from the temple will unlock doors into worlds without end for the righteous. Temple tokens used in conjunction with the Shem HaMephorash mantras will unlock the power of God, and the power of His temple, in one’s life.
The Sign of the Law of the Gospel is made by bringing the right hand in front, with the hand, palm up, in cupping shape, the right arm forming a square; the left arm is raised to the square, the palm of the hand to the front, the fingers close together, and the thumb extended. The sign of the Son is made by bringing the left hand in front, with the hand in cupping shape, the left arm forming a square in reverence to the bitter cup from which Jesus drank.
For High Priests and High Priestesses, the Sign of the Law of Consecration, may also be used. This is made by raising both hands high above the head, and while lowering the hands three times repeating aloud the words: “Pe le-El,” each time, with the motion of the hands. The hands should be lowered in three movements, as each word is spoken. “Pe:” hands above head, “le:” the arms are dropped to the square, “El:” the hands lowered to the height of one’s chest. Be sure to say or think “Samekh Yod Tet” while raising hands back into the air.
Mudra for Blessing Others
When blessing others, hands should be placed upon the head, and the hands in Shefa Ta, signifying the flow of spiritual energy. This is made by putting the pinkie and ring fingers together, the middle and ring fingers together, and the thumb apart, creating three line, as in the shape of Shin.
One may use the following prayer to help begin and/or end the process:
Avinu, Merciful Father: hear my voice. Blessed are Thou, O Lord, my God, who has given me (us) life and miracles in this world. Lord, our God, bless me (or the name of the person you are praying for) and be compassionate with us. Please heal me (or us or the person you are blessing). Please accept with compassion and favor this prayer, for it is You, O God, who hears our prayers and supplications. Please be gracious and bless us with thy mercies. Bring healing to (the person in need). Help me to be thy Tikkun Olam as the light of Christ heals me, and as it flows from me, heals the world. In Jesus name, So Mote It Be; Amen.
“Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.” – Psalms 89:14