Let’s face it. We all judge. We take a look at people and we judge them—by the way they dress, the way they walk, the way they speak. The problem is that sometimes we get so full of judgment that we leave no place for love. We get so full of ourselves—who we think we are, what we believe we are entitled to—that there is no space for others and there is no space for God.
Today, resist judgment, let go of your pride and entitlement, and make room for the Creator to work miracles on your behalf.Read More
We are ushering in a time of great global awakening and change. It is a time of evolution for the world and for ourselves. It is up to us whether we move forward into positive growth or fall back on our destructive patterns.
Let¹s choose to move forward, and with each single step we can tip the cosmic scales toward positivity and Light.Read More
Many people have asked me what to do when someone says something that causes you hurt. Obviously lashing out isn’t a great option, and neither is suppressing the emotion altogether. So what are we to do?
To speak generally, the first step in resolving the situation is to take full responsibility for creating it in the first place. Realize that there are no coincidences and that we make our reality. Resist the urge to immediately defend or refute. Once we take responsibility in this way, we make room to feel the other person. Moreover, because we have taken ourselves out of the “victim” seat, we can now relate to the other person from a proactive place of sharing rather than from our own ego.
From this place we can speak to the person where he or she is at, and actually remove any space that may exist between us. This is how we bring peace to the world through our own spiritual work.Read More
Take a good look at your life. When things are not what they are supposed to be, how do you react? How certain are you in your spiritual path? Do you understand that why you are here and all you are is your ability to climb the spiritual ladder to reach the heights of your unlimited soul?
Life here on this earth is often shrouded in veils of negativity. In fact, in a world where chaos—from earthquakes to massive flooding to unemployment, terrorist attacks, and war—is rampant, we may wonder if there is any sure way to be protected from this negativity.
Well, there is, but it is up to us.
According to the kabbalists, only via our positive actions, via our ability to share with others, do we have the power to create a spiritual shield that can protect us from anything negative that crosses our path. Why? Because we live in the world of manifestation, a world where the Creator is revealed through our positive deeds.Read More
For the kabbalist, the golden rule is not simply to "love your neighbor as yourself," but, even more so, to “love your neighbor as yourself, when it is difficult." It is only when we love when it is difficult that we remove the layers of negativity that separate us from the Light of the Creator.
Thisis our challenge and our power: to extend tolerance to those who are different from us—not because we are “good people” or it’s the right thing to do, but because doing so brings us closer to achieving our potentialand revealing the spark of the Creator that exists within each and every one of us.Read More
Today, let’s try simple ways to include others in our daily comings and goings. If we can inject sharing into even our smallest actions with the consciousness of extending that energy outwards, we can open the gates for positive energy to flood this world.
Perhaps you can make the effort to hold the door for the person behind you, to smile more in the office, to complete those thank-you cards you’ve been meaning to write, or to go out of your way to listen to a friend. We must never forget that the Light will provide the opportunities if we are open to them.Read More
Spiritually speaking, by ourselves we are vastly limited in our capabilities. Sure, we can survive on our own, but we cannot achieve real fulfillment without others. This is because fulfillment doesn’t come from feeding the small desires of “me” alone, but rather by reversing our energy from taking to giving.Read More
As we face our daily trials and tribulations, we need to decide whether we are dealing with boulders— those major life-changing events—or pebbles—those minor annoyances that seem important but really are not. If we look at the situation carefully, we’ll realize that most of life’s problems are not worth the energy we devote to them.
Today, take a moment to sit quietly and make a list of issues you are currently dealing with. Are you making mountains out of molehills? Or, on the flipside, are you not devoting enough time to the important things such as family, friendships, and community?Read More
This week in Minneapolis, Garth Brooks stopped mid-concert when he saw a woman in the crowd holding up a sign that read: “Chemo in the morning. Garth tonight. Enjoying ‘The Dance’.” Bringing her up to the stage, he sang the song “The Dance” to her and gave her his guitar. Then, so everyone could hear, he said, “God just stuck his hand out and wrote this… You have all my strength. You have everybody’s strength in here. Go kick cancer’s a**!”
This is just one example of someone reaching out on behalf of another. Imagine a world in which we all give each other the strength we need to overcome our difficulties. Imagine having thousands and thousands of people supporting you as you faceyour toughest challenges.
Today, take a few moments to lend a hand or to send energy to someone in need of it. Feel free to share your experiences below. #beaforceofkindnessRead More
One of our Kabbalah Centre teachers tells about driving in New York with his children one cold Saturday in the middle of winter.
By the side of the road, a homeless man with no shoes was wandering the streets. Seeing him, the teacher’s young son said, “Daddy, stop! We have to help him!”
“What do you want me to do?” his father responded.
“Give him your shoes,” said the son.
The teacher stopped the car and gave the person on the side of the road his shoes.
It was a simple gesture, but I think that those shoes may have been more valuable than anything else he could have given at that moment. I’m not saying that we all should give away our shoes. What I am saying is that it would be a wonderful world if each of us made these kinds of gestures in our own way.
Today, be aware of opportunities to extend yourself in kindness. Feel free to share your experience below to inspire others to do the...Read More