The Haggadah teaches that humankind was created specifically as a bridge between the worlds of Heaven and Earth. It also describes precisely which qualities of the angels of Heaven, and creatures of Earth, have merged to create the species of “man.”
According to this author, we have inherited four qualities from the angels that contribute to our uniqueness. Read them here:
1. Our power of speech. Science has demonstrated that vibration affects our physical world in very profound ways. Speech allows us to make our vibrations audible. We create powerful vibrations that heal our bodies and change our world. Additionally, through our words, we preserve the memory of our past, while sharing with others the experiences that move our souls.
2. Our discriminating intellect. This allows us to choose when, how, and even if we share our beliefs with others through the gift of speech. Through our intellect, we may consider the consequences of our actions before we act, rather than living in a state of perpetual reaction, attempting to “fix” the choices that we regret.
3. Our upright walk. Through this gift, we free the use of our hands and arms, allowing the mobility to perform the actions that we deem worthy of our time. We are given the ability to build our world, express our deepest emotions, while caring for one another and ourselves–and in a way afforded to no other creature on Earth. Our upright posture may be viewed as a metaphor for our ability to “stand tall” and “rise above” the trials and challenges of the earth beneath our feet.
4. The glance of our eyes. It is said that through our eyes we are given windows to the soul. When we look into one another’s eyes, there is much more occurring than simply a process of light and optics. Through the way we choose to see others and the way that we permit others to see us, we exchange tremendous amounts of information regarding our state of mind, health, feelings and desires in a way that is unique to us alone. From the angels’ gift of the “glance,” we each have the power to heal or destroy, love or hate, through the message that we convey.