In the Helios Biblios, John 14:15 reads “If you have ahavah for me, you will be shomer mitzvot regarding my commandments.” I intentionally have shared it as it is rendered in the Orthodox Jewish Bible because it actually reveals more of the context of the verse than either the King James or New International versions (the two most popular translations, the latter actually being more consistent with the original scrolls).
The word “Ahavah” (אהבה), typically expressed in the English language as LOVE actually means something quite different than what we have been conditioned to perceive LOVE to be. Ahavah is action-expressed affection towards someone or something. It is, essentially, contributing to the joy of another, but in the context of the Great Law, it is important to understand that it is an action that reflects how one feels about Self. You can only Ahavah others commiserate with how you Ahavah yourself.
Shomer mitzvot (שומר מצוות) is a phrase literally meaning a guardian or observer of commandments. When you apply this principle expressed by the Nazarene Master to all areas of life, it could actually be considered the most manipulative verse of scripture in the entire Bible. This is why, however, it must always be viewed consistent with the mitzvot Gadol (מצוות גדול), or “Great Commandment”, which is, again, that you LOVE your neighbor as you LOVE yourself.
LOVE is first affection for Self expressed in action towards yourself. This is actually as simple as knowing what satisfies your Soul, and making the satisfaction of your Soul your highest priority. You must observe and guard the commandments of your own heart. When you have perfected this, there is no fear of judgment. Thus, LOVE is not an exchange. When it is an act of LOVE it isn’t done to gain anything. An act of LOVE is a manifestation of personal happiness. Sin, then, is really just doing things for a reason other than it is what makes you happy.
Now, let’s apply this knowledge to the statement *For the ahavas hakesef (love of money) is the shoresh (root) of kol hara’ot (all evils), which some, craving, were thereby led away from the emunah and pierced themselves with many machovim (sorrows).” The word Emunah (אמונה) doesn’t mean faith in the context Western culture uses it. It is not a subject-based action, but is action oriented involving active support. So, acting as a guardian of the commandments of money leads you away from supporting your own happiness, which is the root of accountability.
Manifestation, in its purest form, is simply the revelation of the Self-LOVE within the individual, unlike attraction, which is trading something Inherent in exchange for something adscititious, or alien, to Self. When you are doing what you are doing only to receive money, you are devaluing yourself, as you are blatantly declaring money to be worth more than your happiness. Then, it is strictly business, and when behavior is strictly business, you are selling your Soul as a slave to whomever holds the money. On the contrary, when you do what you do because it makes you happy, you are walking in your integrity (Holiness), which is actually the meaning of “with God* (versus against God).
WITH GOD, nothing shall be impossible to you. This is because you alone are Master of your happiness, and The Universe, in entirety, serves you when you are obedient to the Great Law. When you are one with your Highest Self, you will begin to discover that everything you desire begins to be revealed to you. What is for you cannot be bought really. Even though money is used as a man-made medium of exchange, people will begin to give you money just for you being you. Then it isn’t business. It’s pleasure.
You choosing the liberty of happiness over the slavery of laborious activity is what actually causes the adscititious to Naturally add to the righteousness, peace, and joy already inherent within you. This is what is expressed in Matthew chapter 6, when the Nazarene Master declares “No one is able to serve two adonim (masters). For either he will have sinah (hatred) for the one and ahavah (love) for the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve Hashem and Mammon (Money). Therefore, I say to you, Do not have a LEV ROGEZ (anxious heart) about your life, what you might wear or what you might drink, nor for your basar, what you might put on. Is not life more than okhel (food) and basar more than malbush (clothing)? Look to the OPH HASHOMAYIM (birds of heaven), for they do not sow nor reap nor gather into storehouses, and your Av shbaShomayim (Father in Heaven) feeds them. Are you yourselves not worth more than they? And who among you by a LEV ROGEZ is able to add to his life span one cubit? And why have a LEV ROGEZ (anxious heart) about malbush (clothing)? Observe the lilies of the field, how they grow. They do not labor nor spin. But I say to you that not even Shlomo HaMelech (King Solomon) in all his kavod (glory) was clothed as one of these. And if Hashem thus clothes the grass of the field that exists today and tomorrow is thrown into a furnace, how much more will he clothe you, you ones of little emunah? Therefore, do not have a LEV ROGEZ, saying, What might we eat? or What might we drink? or With what might we clothe ourselves? For all these things the Goyim (the other people/nations) strive. For your Av shbaShomayim (Father in Heaven/your own Soul) bavorn (anticipates) that you need all these things. But seek first the Malchut Hashem (Kingdom of God) and the Tzidkat Hashem (righteousness of God), and all these things will be added to you. Therefore, do not have a LEV ROGEZ for tomorrow, for makhar (tomorrow) will care for itself. Each day has enough tzoros of its own.”
This is even the true, esoteric revelation of the Feast Days we are in the midst of. Yom Kippur (יום כיפור), or Day of Atonement, is actually a Holy Day of repentance back to The Most High Self. It’s all about reflection on what is your own Inherent Divinity, and getting back to being guardian of your own happiness instead of the idolatry of people-pleasing and the LOVE of money. This is where your real harvest comes from. This is exactly how your solar plexus and sacral chakras become rivers of living water. The solar plexus chakra is your upper belly, the area responsible for Self-esteem and confidence. Your sacral chakra is just below the belly button, and it is the seat of your creativity. These two are the great pleasure centers of the Self. This is where manifestation, as birthing, occurs.
So, what’s LOVE got to do with it? Everything when you realize that only what you do for LOVE/Self will last. This is the Kingdom that will not pass away. Find what truly makes you happy, and you will never work another day in your life.