This week, I’d like you to ask yourself this question: What is the good that I want to share with the world? Perhaps you’ve never thought about this before, or perhaps you already have the answer, in which case this is an opportunity to remind yourself of it. Remember we are all sparks of the Creator, and we all have something good—big or small—to get out there. And when the darkness comes—and it comes to all of us—we cannot be victims. We need to hold it together and say, “OK, this is the situation. How do I get out of this situation without falling apart? The truth is that we can’t fall apart, no matter how bad things seem, because the Light never leaves us. In the darkest of days, in the rain and the thunder, the sun shines. Yes, oftentimes we don’t see it, but the sun is there. The reason we don’t see it is because we don’t have the certainty to see it in the negative. When my husband, the Rav, and I started on our path, we said we are going to teach Kabbalah to the people, and we... Read More
Many times, I tweet and post on my Facebook page about the idea that the challenges we face in life are actually concealed blessings. For me, this isn’t just a nice idea or cliché: It’s something I experience and apply in my life. I’d like to share with you a personal experience that I spoke about in my recent lecture tour on reincarnation and is the focus of this excerpt from my book, God Wears Lipstick. My father died in 1942 during World War II, right before I was born. Mother was looking to make a life for herself, so I spent most of my time with my grandmother. I was really close to her, and with her help, I raised myself. Eventually, my mother married my stepdad. You would think after this second marriage, my life would have settled down, but it didn’t. Altogether, I went to 13 different public schools. It was a nomadic, unstable experience—one in which I never got the protection of a “normal” household or family. And externally, I was a mess. I was five years behind in reading... Read More
It has been said that God doesn’t care about our prayers- after all God loves us unconditionally, right? God doesn’t “need” us; He doesn’t require that we show up and do all of our spiritual connections, use all of our spiritual tools. In fact, the only reason we apply ourselves towards spiritual growth is because it is we who need the Creator, we who need a process that can allow our negativity to balance itself. But the only way people can achieve balance in anything is through some type of effort. If I want to have better muscles, I need to exercise. If I want my mind to be clearer, I need to read, play chess, or do other things to focus my thoughts. Well, in the same way, if I want to become more spiritual, I’ve got to use spiritual tools and processes to make that happen. And yes, sitting and praying is important. But what is even more important is how I treat my employees, my mother, my cousin, my wife, or my friend after I pray. If I cannot treat others with human dignity, then... Read More
Posted In: Gemini, Astrology Posted On: May 13,2013
Welcome to the month of Gemini. Gemini is an air sign, and like all air signs, it is about the intellect. People born under this sign can usually be found seeking new avenues of information. They make perfect “spiritual surfers,” although they may find it hard to stay in one place for too long because they get bored easily. Usually charismatic and confident, they are capable of doing a lot and are fantastic politicians. People born under the sign of Gemini can be jolly, wonderful, and open with you on one day, but then the next day, they can pass you by like the wind. It’s not that they don’t like you. It’s just that they have difficulty dealing with feelings and they tend to become confused when it comes to anything that is not on the intellectual level. Yet, as with everything in our lives, where there is a challenge, there is the energy for Light. One of the highest souls that ever came to this world was Rav Chaim Vital, a student of the Ari. Chaim had particular difficulty... Read More

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In the midst of such chaos in my life, I have been able to find peace through studying Kabbalah. Without any doubts whatsoever, I would highly recommend anyone to call. I am so thankful for The Kabbalah Centre, because it has made all the difference in my spiritual growth and development.

 

- Susan Perry Simpson

Kabbalah is the best gift I have had this year. But it did not come easy. It is a result of a lot of hard, focused, and disciplined work my teacher guided me through. Often I had to go out of my comfort zone to apply the tools. But the satisfaction and confidence I now feel is indescribable.

- Sam Parnaso

Now I look back and question what exactly I did and how I managed without these teachings in my life.

- Christopher Smith