Posted In: Personal Transformation Posted On: November 28, 2015

Oftentimes we forget the role of spirituality in our lives. Things happen and we react to them. We let the weights of life bring us down. What we must remember, though, is that inevitably our consciousness is what determines whether something is negative or positive in our life.

Now you may be saying to yourself: What do you mean by our consciousness determining whether something is negative or positive?

Well, let’s look at a practical real-world example. A businessman meets the right contact, gets a big contract, and is about to make a whole lot of money and then….BOOM! The deal falls through and everything is taken away from him.

Sounds pretty bad, right?

How does the person react? On the one hand, he could take this situation as a major blow and feel ruined by it. In other words, he sees the situation as negative. But on other hand, this same person could say to himself: "Maybe what happened occurred for my space, my spiritual growth, or my humility...

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: November 27, 2015

With darkness rising in all corners of the world, we each need to strengthen the Light that we have within us.

Now is the time for us to stop our reactive ways and instead to step outside of ourselves in a show of love for others and for the world around us. Now is the time for mercy, for kindness, for charity.

Charity doesn’t only mean giving money. Sometimes it means giving a good word or praise. Sometimes it means being tough with someone so he or she can improve and become a better person. Sometimes it means giving an embrace. And sometimes it means giving our time to sit with someone who is going through a difficult process.

The point is that now is the time to use the intellect of the heart because now the gates are open a little, just enough for us to make a profound change for the better in this world.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: November 26, 2015

In the United States, today is the holiday called Thanksgiving, a day dedicated to giving appreciation and gratitude for all that we hold dear in our lives. In this spirit, I recorded this video a few years back about what it means to me to be thankful.

Thank you for all of your love and kindness.

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Love, Karen

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Posted In: Personal Transformation Posted On: November 15, 2015

Sometimes we can look at what is happening across the world and say, “OK, I see what’s happening, but what does it have to do with me? And what can I do about it?”

The answer is simple: What I can do as an individual is to make sure that my own channel is clear.

In other words, I need to ask myself questions like: How am I interacting with others? Am I open to accepting criticism in the right way and growing from it? Am I looking to see things around me that I can improve? Am I motivating the people around me?

If we can get ourselves to the place where we wake up in the morning and set our intention to connect more with others and with our own spirituality, making sure that we don’t bring more negativity into this world, then this consciousness can spread out to others around us and from them outwards. Multiply this positive consciousness by thousands upon millions, and together we will be able to alter the way the world looks.

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Posted In: Well Being Posted On: November 14, 2015

Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we forget to experience those little moments of thoughtfulness, which, had we paused for them, might have saved us and others a great deal of hurt. Sometimes we are in such a rush that we forget that kindnesses along the way have more value than the goal we are trying to reach.

Today, honor the small moments as the precious gifts they are. Pay attention to the people around you. Our life is, in essence, only a bundle of the things we have done that have brought pleasure to others. It is through those things, however small or seemingly insignificant they may seem, that we reach the Light of the Divine.

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: November 13, 2015

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.

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Posted In: Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: November 11, 2015

We cannot sit at home, do nothing, and expect to have things just “happen” for us. We need to somehow find a way to get out there and share whatever it is that we have—be it wisdom, talents, or physical resources. When we act in alignment with the Light that we each have inside by sharing and caring for others, we can draw energy and protection into our own lives.

Sharing allows us to create circuitry and thereby build an even greater capacity for the blessings of the Light of the Creator to dwell within us.

Today, find one way to share of your light and get yourself out there. After all, it’s why you are here.

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Posted In: Personal Transformation Posted On: November 10, 2015

Bette Davis once said, "The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead."

Without challenges, life isn’t really life. Everybody goes through challenges. The greater the challenges, the more we progress spiritually and the greater our responsibility becomes. At the same time, the greater the responsibility, the closer we get to the Light, and the closer we get to the Light, oftentimes the darker our darkness seems to be.

It’s always been this way. Just read the stories in the Bible; you’ll find that they are full of challenges. What we must understand is that what we see as difficulties are actually opportunities to elevate our certainty, our consciousness, and our connection to the Light of the Creator.

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Posted In: Posted On: November 06, 2015

While it is important to set goals and to move towards them, we need to always remember that our mind is small, a mere speck, compared to the vastness of the universe around us.

When we calculate and figure out how the end is going to happen, when we decide with our logic, with our limited minds, how the show will roll out, we should know one thing: We don’t have the foggiest idea. The minute we start to say and think how smart we are is the minute that we get into trouble.

In comparison to the Light, we are like a candle in the sun. Remembering this allows us to be open to more of the unlimited possibilities that are available.

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Posted In: Master Kabbalists & Their Writings Posted On: November 05, 2015

When we read sacred texts from our kabbalistic lineage—from such great kabbalists as The Ari, Rav Ashlag, Rav Brandwein, etc—it becomes clear that we are not here to re-invent the wheel. The knowledge that has been passed down to us is quite sufficient. What we need to do is put it into practice, to go out into the world, to live the knowledge and share it with our friends.

Our generation is a generation of consciousness. We are here to learn to appreciate each other, to join in human dignity and respect for all mankind, and by so doing, to produce a global spirituality that can repair the chaotic world that we live in and bring us to the Final Redemption.

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Karen BergWeekly Consciousness by Karen Berg

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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