Posted In: Chanukah, Miracles, Holidays & Time Zones Posted On: November 28,2013
This year, the first day of Chanukah coincides with American Thanksgiving, the day many of us here in the United States get together to celebrate and express gratitude for our friends, family, and blessings. The last time these two dates coincided was in 1888, and the next will not be for another 79,043 years! When we light the candles for Chanukah, we need to understand that we are not performing a religious ritual meant only for one group of people. The candles are spiritual tools meant for all of humanity. Their purpose is to help us remove chaos from this world and reach the time when we will come to know that we are all part of one soul. The Light of the candles is that same Light that exists in everybody’s spirit. As long we have this Light within us, we need to try to fulfill the purpose for which it came—to recognize this very same light that exists in others. Granted, it is much easier to see others’ frailties and all the things that are wrong with them, but if we can... Read More
This week's Bible portion tells us that Jacob feared Esau, his brother. Those of you who know anything about this Bible story may remember that Jacob was the more positive of the two brothers, while Esau was on the negative side. So the question becomes: Why would Jacob, who we know was a highly elevated soul, have anything on a spiritual level to fear from Esau? Don’t we know that Light prevails over darkness? According to the kabbalists, this story is actually a code. Esau epitomizes the ego, so Jacob’s fear of his brother was actually a fear of his own ego. Even at his elevated spiritual level, Jacob knew that if he began to believe himself to be the message rather than the messenger, to be the Light rather than a conduit, then he would lose the ultimate battle against the ultimate destructive ego-driven force: the Desire to Receive for the Self Alone. For Jacob, it was clear that his only real power was his ability to be a channel for the Light of the Creator. Each of us should... Read More
Posted In: World Peace, The Big Picture, Well Being, Protection Posted On: November 08,2013
The life we experience here on this earth is often shrouded in veils of negativity. In fact, in a world that rife with chaos—from earthquakes to widespread flooding to unemployment, terrorist attacks, and war—we may wonder if there is any sure way to be protected. According to the kabbalists, we have the power, via our positive actions and our ability and Desire to Share with others, to create a spiritual shield that can protect us from any negative thing that crosses our path. Why? Because we live in a world of manifestation, a world where the Creator is revealed through our positive deeds. Oftentimes, we ask to see God, as a benefit to us, to feel His presence. But in our searching, we frequently overlook the opportunities to experience the Creator that are right in front of us. Read More
Posted In: Spiritual Work, Overcoming Challenges Posted On: November 06,2013
On the road of our lives, we don’t often anticipate that sometimes, like Jacob the Patriarch in the Bible, our process needs to have complications—things that get in our way. Why? Because the more difficult the process, the stronger the vessel and the higher the individual can climb on the ladder of spirituality. Each and every one of us has been put in the exact right situation to become the brightest light possible. Every difficulty we experience is an opportunity for us to climb to the next rung. But we need to be aware of those things that are around us—especially the painful and uncomfortable ones—so that we can grow from them. You know, all of us, including myself, are very spiritual when things are right. But when things go wrong, all too often everything goes out the window. We throw over the bucket. We toss all our notes on the floor. We scream, “Help! Help! How could this happen to me?” Take a good look at your life. When things are not what you want them to be, how do you... Read More

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