The only thing in this universe that does not diminish is energy. In its raw form, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Whatever we put out in terms of energy is what we can receive back. The only way we can generate real fulfillment for ourselves is when we are able to share with others.
“The only way we can generate real fulfillment for ourselves is when we are able to share with others.”Read More
When we act in alignment with the Light that we each have inside, we can draw energy and protection into our lives. But we cannot sit at home and do nothing and expect to have things just “happen.” We need to somehow find a way to share whatever it is that we have—be it wisdom, talents, or physical resources. Sharing allows us to create circuity and thereby build an even greater capacity for the blessings of the Light of the Creator to dwell within us.
“When we act in alignment with the Light we have inside, we can draw energy and protection into our lives.”Read More
The Creator allows nothing to exist in our lives that cannot be made right in one way or another. Life is about opportunities and tests that are calculated to bring us closer to His eternal Light, and this is why the Creator grants each of us the gift of a personal guardian angel.
Guardian angels help us gain access to spiritual levels we can’t reach by our own merits. Their purpose is to bring Light into our physical world of confusion and questions. They make connections and use their influence to intercede on our behalf. They are like benevolent personal attorneys, negotiating to bring us the best deal for our spiritual growth. Most of all, the presence of our guardian angel, reminds us that no matter how deeply we may fall into darkness, there is always a way out.
“Life is about opportunities and tests that are calculated to bring us closer to the Creator’s eternal Light.”Read More
Many people opposed to the widespread teaching of the secrets of Kabbalah have quoted Deuteronomy 29:28 that says: “The mysteries belong to God…but the things revealed belong to us.” From a kabbalistic perspective, this quote doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t probe, search, and seek to learn and understand the deeper workings of our reality.
What it does mean is that when a person, thing, or situation throws a monkey-wrench in our way that that ruins our plans, sets us back, or leaves us standing bewildered and confused, we shouldn’t create a space for revenge, anger, or retaliation. According to the law of cause and effect in this universe, a person will eventually reap whatever he or she has sown. We don’t need to concern ourselves with the inner motivations of the others; we can leave those mysteries to the Creator.
What we should understand, however, that each monkey-wrench that comes our way is really a wakeup call. It is the...Read More
The sacred ancient text of the Zohar tells us that we are living in the time of the darkness before the dawn: the time when all of the negativity that has been injected into the universe by humankind is coming to the surface.
It’s as if the rug we have been sitting on all these years is being pulled out from under us, and layers upon layers of dust and dirt are being shaken out all over the place.
Now it is up to us—all of us who are on a spiritual path—to be the ones to make the connection in the darkness, to be the lighthouse for others, to grow our consciousness and care for the people around us. The Light we create through our kindnesses and through the human dignity we extend to others will be the Light that guides our fellow beings forward on their path.
“It is up to us to care for the people around us.”Read More
Whatever we want to receive from the Light of the Creator is what we need to extend to others.
If we want the Light to be open and giving with us, then we need to be open and giving with others. If we need kindness, then we need to show kindness. If we want love, then we need to bestow love. If we need to be fulfilled, then we need see how we can fulfill others.
The universe is a mirror reflecting back to us what we put out there.Read More
Every difficulty we encounter is a reminder to let go and trust God.
For instance, when it comes to forgiveness, everything we experience is a test. When we get stuck in an unforgiving way, it is an indication that we have not yet learned the lesson intended for us.
The essence of forgiveness lies in understanding that there is really nothing to forgive. No one has harmed us, nor can they ever harm us. We are all clay in the Potter’s hand and have been put in exactly the right place at exactly the right time so that we may eventually fulfill our destinies.
Other people never truly hurt us; we hurt ourselves by disconnecting from the Light Force and everything negative in our lives is designed to help us remember this fact.
When we see the truth of this, it becomes easier to forgive those whom we feel have wronged us and ultimately to move on.Read More
When Moses brought the children of Israel out of Egypt, they sang a song; the song was called Az Yashir, Hebrew for "they will sing." When King Solomon built the Temple, he wrote the Shir HaShirim (Hebrew for "the song of songs"), the most elevated song that had ever existed.
We in our times are a different people, but we also have a song to sing. Although we hail from different places in the world, different backgrounds, different religions—in fact, many other "differents"—each of us has a spark of the Creator within and thus we can sing from one soul. For we are people bound together in spiritual Light with an understanding of the spiritual laws and tools of the universe.
Today, I invite you to join me in this song so that the strength of our souls can reverberate Light throughout the whole world:
"My Creator, please walk through my feet, talk through my mouth, and give me Your hand, for I am small and minute in the shadow...Read More
One of the first things we learn on our spiritual path is to develop a love for our Creator. But how do we develop a love for that which is not visible or containable? Where within ourselves can we find this concept of love when it’s not something that we can directly feel or see or appreciate?
The answer is simply that the love we seek is right here within us and among us. It is the love that we afford each other.Read More
As of Rosh Hashanah, we have entered the year 5775. Out of all the years in history, this specific one— this number 5775—appears in the Zohar and in the Torah. So what’s the significance?
Interestingly, the numerical value of 5775 is the same as that of the Hebrew words “sha-ah ata,” which means “now is the time.” The point is that now is the time to create a difference in the world, in ourselves, and in the people around us. So how are we going to do this? What is the path to peace?
As I mentioned on Rosh Hashanah, we don’t need to transform ourselves into angels or righteous beings overnight. No, the idea is that we practice exhibiting a slight change in our behavior and consciousness towards others by extending the force of kindness.
Now you may think that this doesn’t sound so hard. Being kind is easy, right? And it’s true: It is nice and comfortable to be kind. Well, most of the time. Except when it’s not, and...Read More