Queer Qabala Playlist: Chesed

View of a crowd at a musical event, overlaid with rainbow colors. "Chesed" is at the top, and at the bottom is written "Queer Qabala Playlists."

Each week between now and the publication of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick (pre-order now!), I’ll be sharing a playlist I made about one of the spheres on the Tree of Life, and will be giving you a tiny sneak preview of that sphere’s chapter in the book.

This week’s playlist is for Chesed, a sphere about claiming our personal power and creating a vision of who we can become. This playlist demands a personal-empowerment song to kick it off, and “Wings” by Little Mix fits the bill. One of my favorite songs for connecting with Chesed is not available on Spotify, but I will link you to the YouTube version of it here, separately: Bob Ross Remixed. You can listen to the Chesed playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

Here’s a snippet from the Chesed chapter of Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick:

As you let go of the parts of you—and sometimes relationships—that do not fit the person you’ve realized you are, you make space for new possibilities, for new joys. This is the trying-on-clothes phase of coming out. The energy for this activity comes from Chesed, but the easiest way for us to access that energy is through Yesod, the sphere of imagination. Unlike Yesod energy, though, this isn’t just playful: it’s play with a purpose and a vision, play that comes with a plan.

The power of Chesed is the awe you might feel at your first Pride event. It’s your careful examination of the styles of others of your newly understood gender or sexuality and learning from their journeys of self-discovery. It’s finding new friends and new communities where you feel comfortable expressing yourself and testing new looks and personas. The power of Chesed is when that amazing, experimental phase of coming out finds a direction. It’s about asking who you are and imagining who you could become, and planning how to make that happen. It’s about exploring and building a vision of your future and your role in the community, which is a fundamental and positive shift for those who had bleak visions of their future before realizing who they were. Chesed affirms and confirms our deepest and brightest truths, as it contains the pattern for our unfolding evolution. This feeds into that feeling of inner harmony when we realize who we truly are, as discussed in the Tiphareth chapter.

Queer Qabala: Nonbinary, Genderfluid, Omnisexual Mysticism & Magick

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