Binding Myself to G!d: The Practice of T’phillin
Binding Myself to G!d:
The practice of putting on t’phillin (phylacteries) can be a powerful way to ‘bind the body to G!d’, to physically attach the body – which at times might seem gross, or un-spiritual – to G!d, to the soul. The body, in truth, is already holy and spiritual, but our work is to take command of this holy vehicle and put it into the service of G!d and the soul. The body on its own is ruled by animal instincts; through conscious effort we place the body in control of the soul, in Divine service, service to others, to the world, to something outside of its own personal wants and needs. Putting in t’phillin with this intention may physically help someone achieve this transformation.