There are many groups in this world—secular groups, religious groups, and all kinds of good organizations that are accomplishing wonderful missions across the globe. If you’ve ever been to a Kabbalah Centre event, you have probably noticed that we are a pretty diverse group composed of many faiths and walks of life. Yet in spite of this, there is a tremendous sense of unity. The reason for this is a special concept known in Hebrew as ahava, which in English means “love.” In Kabbalah, we have a system of numerology whereby each letter of the Hebrew alphabet carries a numerical value. This means that words not only have meanings, but they also have a measurable value. Interestingly enough, the word ahava has the numerical value of 13, and so does the word echad, which means “one.” Why is this significant? If we think about it, there is only one place where we can experience the true oneness of ahava and that is in the Divine Light that allows each one of us to breathe--the same Divine... Read More
By now, most of us have heard about the powerful words shared by Pope Francis at the Domus Sanctae Marthae. As Vatican Radio summed up, the Pope shared that "'doing good' is a principle that unites all humanity, beyond the diversity of ideologies and religions, and creates the 'culture of encounter' that is the foundation of peace." This is an idea that at first sounds simple enough. After all, who among us doesn't want to support unity, peace, and personal redemption? Who doesn't want to end the hatred and chaos that exists in the world, whether it is between brothers, friends, peoples, or nations? But the real question is how are we going to make this happen? CONTINUE READING ON THE HUFFINGTON POST PS Please join me in conversation about this on The Huffington Post and feel free to share from there if you agree! Read More
This week, I’d like you to think about this question: Who is closest to the Creator? Is it the person who has done everything right in life and has always been a good boy or girl? Or is it the person who has done negative things, gone into the darkest places, but eventually says, “I’m not going there anymore; I’m going to take that energy and convert it into positivity”? We know from a kabbalistic perspective that it’s the second person because it doesn’t matter how “good” we are (or we think we are) but rather how much negativity we have managed to overcome. In spirituality, we say that curses are more important than blessings because only in curses can we find the beauty of existence. Only in darkness can we grow to be like the Light. Indeed, those of us who have had to stand against adversity to be who we are have became stronger because of it. Many times, people say, “You know, I have so many things going wrong in my life.” For sure, a lot of us go through all kinds of different... Read More

Karen BergYOUR 7 DAY SPIRITUAL COMPASS by Karen Berg

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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