Posted In: Well Being Posted On: February 11, 2016

Most of us are striving to find our spiritual purpose and to become better human beings. But once we embark on a spiritual path, it can actually become harder for us to figure out what it is that we are meant to do. We think things should come easier to us now that we’ve found spirituality.

We think, “I’m on the path, so why isn’t my life perfect yet? Why haven’t I made the money I had hoped to make or met the person of my dreams yet?” But who says that you are supposed to accomplish these things at all?

Even if we become spiritual, we shouldn’t look to Heaven for a quick fix because a spiritual path doesn’t always run straight. In fact, the things we must do on our spiritual path may be far more difficult than anything we might encounter on a “normal” path.

For in order to have free will, we must encounter equal measure of darkness and Light. As our Light grows, so does the darkness that will challenge us. But this is what makes the Light that we earn so...

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Posted In: Prayer & Meditation Posted On: February 10, 2016

Most of us never call to God when we are really happy, when everything is going great.

Oftentimes, we only find the space to call out the Creator when we need something from Him, and sometimes its almost like He has to make a reason for us to so much as think about Him

On the spiritual path, the road doesn’t get easier at the beginning, at the end, or in the middle; but the Light of the Creator is always there for us, no matter what, standing at an open gate waiting for us to reach out.

Today, even if everything is going smoothly, take a few moments to call on God, even if just to express appreciation for all the blessings in your life.

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Posted In: Personal Transformation Posted On: February 09, 2016

It is great to come to a spiritual class and to learn, but that’s not the thing that is going to change people or yourself.

The only true thing that helps manifest change in your life, or in anybody’s life, is taking the tools and converting them into action; transforming that Desire to Receive for the Self Alone into a Desire to Share.

If we can do that, then we will take mini steps towards great changes in our lives.

We may not see all these changes at first, and sometimes we may feel like we are going nowhere-- but the only reason for that is because as we clear the layers, the veils from ourselves, our challenges become more difficult in order to assist our growth.

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: February 03, 2016

If we understood that there is a system for all the things that manifest in our lives and that everything is here to teach us and to bring us to a place where we can complete our correction, then we would never worry. We would know that God put us in this framework, in this body, and in this environment to be in the best position to finish our correction.

The circumstances in which we find ourselves are not meant as punishments; they are tools to help us elevate to another level of spiritual consciousness. If we truly understood this, then there would be no greed, anger, or envy because we would know that we are always exactly where we need to be.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: February 02, 2016

So many people remain in situations that make them feel miserable. They stick it out because they don’t know how to change their circumstances. We stay in a relationship that’s no good, but we think it is easier than being alone. We stay in an unfulfilling job for the same reason. Most of us are a slave to something. But when we live in bondage to a situation or a person, we leave no space for the Light of the Creator to do His work.

Today, acknowledge one area in your life where you feel you stuck. Recognition is the first step to change.

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: January 26, 2016

Letting go of ego means listening to another completely—even when we don’t agree with what they have to say. It means allowing someone to have a differing opinion—and not turning it into a war of words. It means being in a place where we recognize that we don’t have to take offense—just because someone doesn’t share our viewpoint.

Today, set an intention to let go of ego in some area of your life. Then, be aware when a situation arises that presents you the opportunity to do so.

Remember, in the moment, letting go of our ego is not easy; but is one of the best ways to bring yourself a sense of lasting fulfillment and to breathe life and energy into those areas where you may feel a little stuck.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 25, 2016

To be completely attuned to another person’s "wavelength," we must completely remove our prejudices from the picture. What I see with my eyes isn’t what you see with yours. You and I have two completely different perspectives on everything surrounding us. If we can temporarily give up what we think, who we are, and what we feel, we’ll be able to truly hear what is being said and reach into the depths of another human being.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 23, 2016

A righteous person is not someone who becomes pure and then can lecture and give himself to the people. Rather, a righteous person is someone who would, perhaps, stop in the street to help someone who is hurting—even though, let’s say, this will make him or her late for an important meeting.

A righteous person, in other words, is someone who sees what he or she can do for someone else, and does it, even if it is inconvenient or uncomfortable.

There’s a story about a man who wants desperately to find God. I mean, he really, really desires to connect with his Creator. So what does he do? He fasts for a few days, then climbs a mountain to meditate. Finally, exhausted, he gets to a place where he can rest and there he continues his fervent prayers. Nada: no response from God.

At last, exasperated, the man cries out, “God! God! Where are you?”

And God says, “You went the wrong way, buddy! I’m down here, with the...

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: January 22, 2016

It is said that we have two eyes for a reason: one eye to see the beauty and warmth in our friends, and the other to look inside ourselves to see what is wrong with us so we can transform it.

It is so much easier to look for what is wrong in a person or situation than for what is right. It is so much easier sometimes to find something that is off in whatever is in front of us and then proceed with zeal and zest to try to change it.

The greatest gift we have is loyalty and friendship. So the next time something you find yourself focusing on all that is going wrong, find something right---and appreciate it.

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Posted In: Posted On: January 21, 2016

There is a beautiful story that I told in a recent lecture. I’m sure I have written it down before, but it is so powerful for this time, for this month of Aquarius, that I want to share it with you again.

It is a story about a great tzadik, a righteous rabbi. One day, a couple came to him with their dying child and begged him with all their heart to heal the boy. The tzadik did everything he could. He spent hours and hours in prayer and fasting, but to no avail. He finally came out to the parents, and with tears in his eyes said, ‘I’ve tried, and yet there is no opening for me to heal this child. I’m so sorry.”

The parents were devastated. Completely torn apart inside, they took the little boy into their cart and drove off.

About an hour later, the tzadik suddenly said to himself, “What did I do? What a stupid fool I am!” With that, he jumped into his cart, and driving as fast as he could,...

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Karen Berg, Spiritual Leader of The Kabbalah Centre, has committed her life to introducing the teachings of Kabbalah to the world and to expanding the role of women in spirituality and in the global community.  Read Karen's Bio

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