Moshe was walking up the hill. There was no path, but it seemed like the bushes were glowing. In the darkness, he could see where to step. The branches were throwing long shadows, like menacing fingers. Still, Moshe knew he needed to go on. He knew there was a great revelation waiting to be received. Only moments ago, everything came to a sudden halt, after the clouds had covered the entire sky, amidst thunder and howling sounds. It was like being in the eye of a hurricane.
They all waited.
No one dared make a sound. Even children and babies.
All one could hear was one's own breath. And from this breath, within everyone's own soul, a voice spoke. This experience was like nothing anyone ever went through before. Not a sound could be heard, yet a voice was heard from within. A commanding voice, but also comforting as it sounded so familiar. Even Moshe, who was used to this experience, was in awe. He saw his people in trancelike stillness. He realized that his people now truly understood who God was. He also saw the longing on their faces. The longing was to leave this physical life to join a world of souls and to be at one with their Creator. Moshe knew the people could not continue with this experience because it would mean physical death.
Of course, God knew it too. This was all planned in advance. God wanted to bring a new awareness in the world, and the timing was perfect. This experience made the people aware that they were also able to hear God from within themselves. They were made aware of their divine soul and they understood how this physical life is a beautiful gift to help their soul grow. However, the people could not handle any more of this intense encounter. God had given them enough. So the voice stopped, but the people knew there was more, and they urged Moshe: "You are used to this. You need to go for us and tell us everything!"
So now Moshe was on his way to hear more. He was anxious to find out, but he was distracted by the shadows. They looked menacing, and as he walked, doubt started seeping into his mind. "What if I can't handle it? What if God doesn't want to talk anymore? What if..." But Moshe went on walking. As he continued on, his doubts developed into fear, and since his only thoughts were about his doubts and fears, they became his reality.
As he came closer to the meeting place, a holy ground filled with so much energy, his reality became manifest. His doubts and fears created beings of gigantic proportions who spoke to him directly. "Why are you coming here? Don't you know that this Torah is not for you? Can't you see you don't deserve it? Don't you understand that it belongs exclusively in heaven? If you come closer, surely you shall die!"
So Moshe stopped. He was paralyzed with fear. God's voice came to him. "Moshe, these are your fears, these are your doubts! You must address them! Only you can make them vanish". "But I am so scared, I am powerless!" So God said, "What you need to do is remember all the miracles I performed for you. Remember how I have been with you, and I am telling you now, I am still with you". With this in mind, Moshe slowly regained his confidence. He remembered the intense love he had felt whenever God spoke to him. So he knew how to address these creatures now. He told them how God took him, Moshe, and all of his people out of slavery in Egypt. People of flesh and blood needed God's direction because they knew their mission was to bring down Heaven in this physical world. "This Torah definitely belongs here, with us. And I will hear every word of it, because I will then teach it to my people". With this, the creatures started to shrink, and when Moshe's doubts and fears vanished, so did the creatures. At that moment, he felt as if he had been standing next to God's throne itself. He was filled with the knowledge that God's voice that emanates from within him is a powerful source of strength. He realized that if his fears could manifest such creatures, then his dreams could as well. He realized that the Divine Presence inside of him could manifest a reality even more beautiful he could ever imagine.