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Posted In: Prayer & Meditation Posted On: January 25, 2015

This week’s Bible portion is Beshalach, a very powerful portion in which 72 Names of God are revealed to mankind.

The 72 Names are 72 three-letter combinations of Hebrew letters, each combination channeling its unique energy from the Upper Worlds into our world through the letters themselves. We can connect with these letters simply by passing our eyes over them with the conscious intent of connecting to their energy.

At the Kabbalah Centre, we teach that any person can use these Names as a spiritual tool to connect with the spark of Divine Essence within and to make transformations at the seed level—the level of consciousness. To learn more about the 72 Names of God, click here.

With all confusion and the negativity in the world right now, our collective meditation, prayers, and energy are especially important, so each day this week, I will...

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Posted In: Astrology Posted On: January 24, 2015

Because they are able to see through and anticipate the end result of most endeavors, Aquarians have a tendency to rush through things. They want the work to be over with already. They have a hard time “slowing down for the ride,” so to speak, because in their mind, what they have envisioned is as simple and clear as if it has already come to pass.

Since all of us are affected by the energy of Aquarius this month, let’s make sure to take a moment to pause and not rush to make snap decisions.

For the next few weeks, take the time to allow yourself to really think things through and plan accordingly. Cross your t’s and dot your i’s this month. Be detailed and work step by step to make your plans a reality. Don’t fly by the seat of your pants. At the same time, however, do think outside the box and do keep moving forward!

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Posted In: Prayer & Meditation Posted On: January 23, 2015

Going to work. Doing the laundry. Taking the kids to hockey practice. Grocery shopping. Always running around, always busy, right? Stop. Give yourself the gift of time.

Time to slow down, to take at least 20 minutes of quiet time to pray, to commune with the spark of the Creator within. Time to burn a candle in a quiet room, to watch the clouds, to walk the dog. Time, even, to acknowledge that there are situations we have no control over and to realize that other ones are presented to us to relay a message.

We will reap the benefits of these moments of introspection and peace, and in due course, these moments will bring us a good return on our investment of time and energy.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 22, 2015

Your smile sends out a powerful message: My heart is open to be a friend, to listen to you, to have empathy for you. Inside of me, I have made room for you.

A smile triggers a domino effect. When you smile, you inspire others to extend beyond themselves and enter a world where they share with others and others share with them. Conversely, when you are angry or fearful, you bring out these same emotions in those around you. In a sense, you are encouraging others to be limited and self-concerned.

Today, take a moment to reflect on how you are affecting those around you. Is your energy bringing expansion and light, or coldness and limitation?

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 20, 2015

Honesty is a quality of the Light. If we want to be the Light in a relationship, we need to be ourselves. I’m not saying concealment isn’t appropriate at times, but hiding things out of fear and insecurity is not really a good idea.

Of course, honesty requires courage. When we hesitate to tell the truth, it is often because we are afraid of the consequences. And sometimes we may be afraid for good reasons! But even if the initial reaction to our honesty is messy, it is sometimes better to let the chips fall where they may. That way we allow room for something more solid and authentic to take hold.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 19, 2015

We are working so that the next generation can live with the understanding that within every human being is a spark of God. When everyone in the world realizes this, there will be no more prejudice, no more wars. We will have a world without guns and without drugs—a world where people will live in love instead of hatred.

To quote and honor that great soul Martin Luther King Jr. on this day of his birth: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

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Posted In: Personal Transformation Posted On: January 18, 2015

God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.

How many times in our life have we heard this line?

When we feel we are completely surrounded by darkness, when we’re convinced there’s no way out, there’s no point thinking that God has it in for us. No, we have these hopeless thoughts simply because somewhere along the line, we gave up. We said, “OK, I don’t want this test. I don’t want to lift 500 pounds. In fact, I am settling for my 50-pound weights over here because I can do those easily.” Today, remember that we can reveal the greatest amount of spiritual Light through the biggest and most difficult tests in our life.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 17, 2015

“There is within each one of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

When we consciously realize the magnitude of what we are—a spark of the infinite Light of the Creator—then it becomes so much easier for us to share our energy with others. If we can start to connect with our inner goodness just a little more in our lives, if we can take the Divine energy that fills us and use it for the benefit of others, we can begin to experience life on an entirely different level. By connecting with this internal energy, we can be present and available for others, even if we don’t feel great, and even if everything isn’t as we think it should be.

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Posted In: Personal Transformation Posted On: January 16, 2015

The journey to become more spiritual doesn’t happen without some kind of pain. In order to grow, we have to confront any number of challenges.

Think of the process like this. If you place a piece of coal on the table, it will remain a piece of coal. If you want to create a diamond, however, that coal must be placed under tons of pressure; it is only with this pressure that it becomes a diamond.

The same thing happens with us. When we confront challenges and difficulties in life—when we are put under pressure, we can grow and advance on our spiritual path. When we really work for something, we can truly appreciate what we have accomplished and where we are when we finally reach the end game.

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Posted In: Astrology Posted On: January 15, 2015

Abraham was one of the greatest astrologers of all time. Based on what he observed in the stars that mapped out his future, he knew that he would have no children. But we know that he did have children, so what’s the story here?

The Creator told Abraham: The stars compel but they do not impel. So because of his spiritual transformation—at the age of 100—Abraham was able to change the course of his life.

It is important to know that we, too, can change the direction of our life. Not everything that is mapped out for us in the Heavens needs to play out. It is written that each of us has angels that either dance or cry in our presence, but whether they dance or cry depends entirely on the words and deeds—negative or positive—that we choose to say and do.

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