Posted In: Well Being, Emotions, Happiness Posted On: July 27,2012
The prophet Nathan would come to King David every night and tell him, “This is what you did wrong today, what you said wrong today, whom you hurt today.” Can you imagine being confronted every night with every single transgression you committed during your waking hours? Most of us probably would not look forward to going to bed! But King David was different. When he would hear these things, he would write a song of happiness. It brought him great joy to know what he had done wrong during the day because he understood that only with this information would he know what he needed to correct—and only with this information would he be able to reveal more of his potential in the world. This story reminds us that the only way we can know what we have to change is by recognizing the place where the “other side” has infiltrated our personality. Recognition is the first step to our spiritual elevation. If we are open this week, then the universe will show us those aspects of ourselves that are... Read More
Posted In: Leo, Astrology Posted On: July 23,2012
The month of Leo is ruled by the sun, the powerful celestial body that shares its Light with all humanity. Not surprisingly, therefore, the kabbalists explain that the month of Leo is a month of high energy and polarity. Within it exists a huge potential for Light, and at the same time, an equal potential for negativity. For us, this dual energy manifests as pressure. The pressure that we feel is exactly what we need make the changes that will ensure we are less reactive and more sharing in the next year. As I've mentioned before, we can think of it this way: if we put a piece of coal on the table, nothing happens. It remains a lump of coal. However, when we take that piece of coal and apply a lot of pressure, it becomes a diamond. Likewise, the cosmic pressure of this month gives us the opportunity to take the lumps of coal in our life—the lack, the hatred, the selfishness—and transform them into diamonds—abundance, love, and sharing. In life, we are either moving towards change or... Read More
The portion of the Bible we read this week, Pinchas, contains the energy of healing. And so let’s use this week to ask the question: What is healing and how do we go about bringing this energy into our lives? According to the kabbalists, healing begins when we make the internal changes that the universe asks of us. Whether we realize it or not, every time we perform a negative action, we move ourselves closer to the energy of the Desire to Receive for the Self Alone and death; while every time we perform a positive action of sharing, we move ourselves closer to our soul and life. Healing happens when we consciously bring ourselves closer to the Light, especially when it’s difficult or when we don’t want to or when it is easier to fall prey to our negative thoughts.What do I mean by this? Basically, when we are not at our best—say, when we’ve gone into bankruptcy or when our best friend has just dumped us—these are the times when we must say to ourselves, “I have certainty that even... Read More
Posted In: Weekly Consciousness, Consciousness Posted On: July 05,2012
A man from Bogota once came to me and said, “You know, I was a high-ranking member of the cartel, and I have done a lot of terrible things. I have hurt a lot of people and done things I cannot even imagine a person could do. But five years ago, I found the wisdom of Kabbalah. Five years ago, I finally left the cartel. And if you let me, I would love to come to learn and be part of The Kabbalah Centre because I understand now that if I don’t turn my life around, no one will.” When we are conditioned to be nice and polite, it’s simple to be a “good” person, just as it is easy for us to have certainty when everything is smooth sailing. But the truth is that a person who is born with the negativity of a killer and who then turns out to be generous and kind reveals far more spiritual Light in the world than those of us who are naturally “good.” Now obviously, I am not supporting killers, but what I am saying is that the greatest amount of Light energy is revealed in transforming the... Read More

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