The energy of this week is very powerful because it has the undoubted ability to effect healing for us and for the world. We read about Pinchas, who—without a thought for himself—went out to stop a plague from destroying an entire people. From this simple yet powerful action, we are reminded that the most important aspect of spirituality is the concept of sharing. Sometimes, we think that it’s other people who have the ability to share—spiritual teachers or people who have dedicated their lives in some way to be there for others in some capacity. But in truth, each and every one of us, no matter what our vocation, has the responsibility to share Light in the world. I’d like to suggest a little exercise that can help us reconnect to the spiritual, sharing part of ourselves. Quite simply, we can ask the question: What if this was the last day of our life? What would we do with it? How would we treat those we love and those around us? Suddenly, the things around us and many of our petty... Read More
There is a story about a Kabbalist known as the Netziv, who was very wealthy-- financial genius, in fact. One night he had a dream in which he saw and heard two angels talking. One angel said to the other: “Should we show him all that he was supposed to achieve in this lifetime that he is not doing? “Yes” replied the other angel. “Let’s show him. Maybe it will help him get back on track.” The angels lifted the curtain and showed the Netziv the thousands of students he was meant to teach, and the many books he was meant to write and the spiritual Light he was supposed to reveal. Then they asked him directly, “Where are the books? Where are your good works? Where are the people you were supposed to influence with spiritual wisdom?” “Do you think you were given a mind to achieve a sack of gold? Is that what you were put in the world for?” These questions pierced through to the soul of the Netziv. When he awoke, he committed himself 100% to fulfilling what the angels had shown him—... Read More
I like Garth Brooks; in fact, I like country music in general. One of my favorite songs by Garth Brooks is “The Dance.“ If you know of it, you may remember these lyrics: “I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance” This makes me wonder: How often do we miss out on good things just because we are afraid to face the short-term pain? Now let me first clarify that the pain I am talking about is not necessarily physical pain. Rather, I am talking about the times that we want to avoid the “pain” or discomfort of speaking the truth, so instead of speaking up, we stay quiet. I am talking about the times when we want to avoid our responsibility to say, “It is not right. I am not going to allow this to happen,” because we don’t want people to judge us or our families to be upset with us. I am talking about the times when we sidetrack our responsibility to do or say something that could potentially bring about positivity. This week, by facing the uncomfortable head on, we... Read More

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Karen Berg, Spiritual Leader of The Kabbalah Centre, has committed her life to introducing the teachings of Kabbalah to the world and to expanding the role of women in spirituality and in the global community.  Read Karen's Bio

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