By definition, a miracle means something that goes beyond the confines of nature. This means that if we want something in our life to change and we want things to be different, then we need to go beyond our nature.
The key to creating a miracle is to take the extra step when it is difficult to do so: when we are too tired to volunteer, when we don't feel like going out and being with other people, when we simply can't muster the ability to smile and be nice to someone else. When we reach beyond our comfort zone at these times, we can also expect the universe to do the same on our behalf.Read More
As human beings, we generally see the cup as half empty: We look at people and immediately judge them for their faults. Most of us don’t automatically turn to another human being and say, "Wow, how wonderful you are!" We usually start by finding flaws, those places that seem dark to us.
Today let’s make a different choice. Let’s go forward with appreciation for everything and everyone in our lives, and with this energy, we can open up the door of miracles.Read More
The Bible says that Moses asked to see the face of God, and God said, “You cannot see My face. But I will show you My back.” What does this mean? Essentially, the Creator was reminding Moses that as humans, we do not see the whole picture; we see only what the Creator chooses to reveal to us.
It’s true. When we look at another person, we don’t know how many lifetimes he has lived or what he has done. We don’t know why he was put in the vessel where he now exists, nor do we know what his tomorrow will be. We see only the limited view of this moment, this snapshot in time, so we cannot judge. There are lifetimes of experiences and information invisible to us as well as a future of possibilities that we can’t anticipate, so it behooves us to withhold judgment and look on others with a kind eye.Read More
Each one of us has a perfected version of ourselves, a "righteous soul" within.
Every day we have opportunities to tap into this part of ourselves; to show up and make choices as the person we aspire to be, no matter what current challenges we are dealing with.
We always have a choice to treat others with human dignity, to listen, and to share our energy in positive ways.Read More
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