Posted In: Consciousness Posted On: March 27,2012
There is a kabbalistic story about a righteous person who had many students. One day, one of the students came to this teacher and said, “I don’t think I can be here anymore. I have so many questions, so many things that I don’t understand. I simply can’t follow this path any longer. I want to give up.” Calmly and simply, the kabbalist responded, “Did these questions come to you before or after you decided this wasn’t your path?” The student thought for a moment and said, “You know…yes, you’re right. I got the questions after I decided. What about it?” “Well,” the kabbalist replied, “it seems you don’t have questions. You have answers.” Oftentimes, when we look at other people—our friends, our spouse, our siblings, even our acquaintances—we don’t have questions; we have answers. Armed with our preconceptions and judgments, we close the door of our heart to others instead of leaving it open for them to walk through. Many times, we don’t step back so we can appreciate those around us.... Read More
Posted In: Aries, Astrology Posted On: March 22,2012
This week, we enter the month of Aries, the first month in the astrological calendar and according to the kabbalists, a month in which we use the strong and fiery energy that is available to create miracles. What do I mean by "miracles”? 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. Essentially, 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. But when we reach beyond our comfort zone at these times, we can also expect the universe to do the same on our behalf. It can take less than 10 minutes of our time to change a person's life. For example, when we know someone is in despair or in depression, we can just... Read More
Posted In: Consciousness Posted On: March 16,2012
According to the kabbalists, everything written in the Bible has a deeper spiritual meaning beyond the physical story or description. Therefore, when we read that the Creator asks Moses to direct the people to build a tabernacle in the wilderness, we are reading about the construction not only of a physical structure, but also of a metaphysical space through which we can connect with the Light. When the Creator says, “Build a place for Me, a house that I can be inside of you,” He is actually saying, “Create a place inside of you, in your heart and soul, where I can become a part. Get rid of the stupidity, the anger, the negativity. Take out the darkness that separates you from true fulfillment. Get rid of the depression and the judgment. Get rid of the selfishness, the “I care only about me.” Why? Because when we get rid of these things, we create a space for the Light. Now some of you may question that if we are all part of God and that we ourselves can create this oneness with the... Read More
Posted In: Purim, Holidays & Time Zones Posted On: March 08,2012
This week, we have the holiday of Purim when we can awaken the understanding that the energy of the Light is always present in our lives, both in our darkest hour and in our brightest times. As sure as the sun rises every morning, the Light of the Creator is absolutely there for us and will be there for us until eternity. If we forget this, then we slip into a state of doubt, and when we have these doubts, we can never receive the miracles or the joy that we are looking for in our lives. If you have ever spoken to people who have overcome an addiction, they will tell you that their first step in the process was to admit they were addicts. In other words, if they doubted that they had a problem, there was little they could do to remedy it. In the same way, if you’ve ever dealt with any sort of lack in your life, you may know that it is nearly impossible to change it unless you can identify the source. When we are in denial or confusion about an issue, we cannot apply a solution. But if... Read More

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