Posted In: Study, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: February 28,2013
Many people have asked me the question: What is the purpose of studying Kabbalah? In general, we study for the knowledge we need to grow and to evolve. And we study to find the answers to our questions. But why study spirituality in particular? Why study Kabbalah? The reason we study Kabbalah is not just to learn, but to apply what we learn to our lives. We study to gain wisdom, and wisdom is the combination of what we learn and what we do. Studying spirituality is all about taking what we learn from our books and classes and then assimilating and molding this knowledge into a pattern of life. If we do this, then we can grow into the spiritual people that we want to be. It's true that we might come across some wonderful lessons in books and scriptures of all faiths, and in the moment we read them, we become involved in them. For example, when we open up a book of poetry—a book of something that's really beautiful and fundamentally meaningful—we feel very good when we are reading it.... Read More
Posted In: Divine Inspiration, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: February 20,2013
Many times, students ask me, “How can we develop our intuition?” Practically speaking, developing intuition requires that we start to listen more than we speak or answer back. Let’s say, for example, that a friend comes to us with a question. If we want to answer him or her intuitively rather than from our own ego, there are a few steps to take. 1. Look at the person and try to take ourselves out of the situation. 2. Listen. Try to have empathy. Feel where the other person is coming from, and then answer. Oftentimes, when we come to spirituality we put ourselves in the position of mentor or teacher. We start to think that we know best when it comes to how others should behave or what they should do with their lives. But that’s not intuition; that comes from ego. We can only be a model of the spiritual tools and wisdom that we are learning. As people see the changes in us, they may choose to make changes as well. Intuitiveness is something that grows if we allow it to. Normally, people... Read More
Posted In: Pisces, Astrology Posted On: February 11,2013
Johnny Cash, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Nat King Cole, W.H. Auden—these are just a few of the famous Pisceans that have changed our planet with their creativity and intellect. This shouldn't surprise you if you know a little about the zodiac. One of the major characteristics of those born under the sign of Pisces is their ability to touch the outskirts of reality, often the source of brilliance and inventiveness. There they also find a huge capacity for empathy and an ability to intuitively feel situations and people. Still, as with everything in this universe, there is a duality with the Piscean. Though brilliant and in tune with the world beyond the five senses, a Pisces sometimes has a hard time balancing this depth with the practicality of everyday life. On the one hand, Pisceans can be completely caring and clairvoyant, but on the other hand, they can disassociate themselves from reality. When they retreat to their own world, it is difficult for them to engage with the rest... Read More
Posted In: Reincarnation, The Soul's Journey, Our Potential Posted On: February 06,2013
According to the Zohar, the portion of the Bible we read this week, known as Mishpatim (in English, “Laws”); it is actually a code for the laws of reincarnation. Now many of you know that I am currently travelling around the world talking about my new book, To Be Continued: Reincarnation and the Purpose of Our Lives. So far, it’s been an incredible experience, and I’ve had the honor of meeting many of you in person. For those of you whom I haven’t yet met I’d like to share a few short excerpts from my book that, in conjunction with the energy of the week, I hope will help awaken a new perspective on life for you. When we leave this world, the door closes. When we reincarnate, the door reopens. But sometimes when we reincarnate, the door from a past life is left slightly ajar. This explains how some people can remember details or incidents from their past lives. When you or I experience such a glimpse, we call this a déjà vu experience. In French, these words mean “already seen.” You... Read More

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