Posted In: Weekly Consciousness, Chayei Sarah, Desire, Cause & Effect, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: November 18,2011
It is often said that in the lifetime of great people, we seldom appreciate having them around or appreciate what they do. It’s only when they leave us that we realize their worth and really understand their merit. Believe it or not, Vincent Van Gogh was barely known when he was alive. The same situation applied to Sarah from the Bible. The Bible tells us that Sarah lived to the age of 127, but looked as if she were 20 and was as pure as if she were seven. From a kabbalistic perspective, this means that though she had encompassed many years in her life, the Light that was inside of her was never diminished. People age, but if you look at those who continuously take positive actions in life, they always seem to be able to fulfill those around them, no matter how old they are. At the same time, there are people in their 30s or 40s who are so involved in themselves that they are not pleasant to be with. It works the other way, too: We are never too young to make a difference in this... Read More
Posted In: Weekly Consciousness, Vayera, Consciousness Posted On: November 10,2011
This week, we read about Abraham, who, according to the kabbalists, is the channel for unconditional love and sharing in this world. The Bible tells us how, when anyone came to visit him, he’d sit them under the tree outside his home; if the tree fanned its leaves out, Abraham knew the person was good and could be trusted. If the leaves did not move, then he knew the person might have had a problem or two. And so we read: “Come, please. Sit, join me. Shade yourself under my tree.” Interestingly, the particular tree that the Bible talks about was a date palm. I’m not sure if you know, but date palms are dioecious, meaning that there are date palms with male flowers and date palms with female flowers. If you want to grow a palm tree, you need to have both a male and female tree. They need to be united in order to bear fruit. For us, it is very much the same way. Spiritually speaking, by ourselves we are vastly limited in our capabilities. Sure, we can survive on our own, but we cannot... Read More


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