THE TEFILIN (PHYLACTERIES)
The Tefilin acts like an antenna, drawing spiritual energy which allows the wearer to bind, harness, and control his selfish desires and to transform them into the Desire to Receive for the Sake of Sharing. The Kabbalah Centre Tefilin are made out of the highest quality leather, hide and ink. Our scribes write the portions of the Tefilin by hand, using the highest quality scroll and ink, with the Kabbalistic meditations of writing a scroll as prescribed by the Ari (Rav Isaac Luria). “Rashi” represents the original order of the Tefilin, as opposed to the “Rabbenu Tam” Tefilin which is worn by married men, has a slightly different order, and connects to a different type of Light than the original Rashi.
THE LEFT ARM TEFILIN
The purpose of binding the Tefilin on our left hand and arm is to overcome the Desire to Receive for the Self Alone that exists in our heart. Tefilin helps bind the gravitational pull of the left side, transforming our Desire to Receive for the Self Alone into the Desire to Receive for the Sake of Sharing.
THE HEAD TEFILIN
By placing the Head Tefilin on your forehead, you are overriding Satan’s signal. As you tighten the Head Tefilin on your head, recite the blessing, while allowing the two straps to hang loosely over your shoulders to rest on your chest.