It is said that there are three ways we can change something that is destined to happen to us. One is with prayer, the second is by giving charity, and the third is by changing our ways. The most powerful is the last. There are destinies we can undo when we make the effort to sincerely transform our negative attributes. Read More
Posted In: Reincarnation, Tikun, The Soul's Journey, Angels, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: June 27,2014
It is said that the angel Gabriel stands in the Upper World, and as couples in our world get together and have children, he sends down the souls to be born. The soul itself chooses where to be born—its parents, its environment, even the difficulties and challenges that will allow it to make the corrections it needs to make—so that it can accomplish the most spiritual growth in life. Life in all its convoluted forms brings us to one purpose: to fulfill our job in this world, to take the karma we were born with and change it into something more positive and beautiful, to take the original gift of life we were given and to eventually bring it back to the Creator, whole and complete. To learn more, we recommend reading To Be Continued... Reincarnation & the Purpose of our Lives by Karen Berg Read More
Posted In: Spiritual Work, Effort, Personal Transformation Posted On: June 26,2014
How do we create change in our life? As I’ve mentioned before, one way is to take a single negative attribute that we want to be rid of and work on just that one thing. Maybe it’s arguing with people. Maybe it’s being too passive. Maybe it is not wanting to confront others. Maybe it’s dishonesty. Today, pick one thing that you need to change in yourself. Then, for the next month in your dealings with others, make an effort to change it. Read More
Posted In: The Big Picture, Well Being, Global Consciousness Posted On: June 25,2014
We don’t change the world. We change ourselves, and by doing so, we create a change in the world. We have to find a way to look each other in the eye and not be afraid of what we see. We must find a way to wash away our own ego and understand someone else’s pain. We need to train ourselves to think not only about what’s best for me right now, but also about what’s best for the other person, and through that other person, for the whole group and ultimately the world. Now is the time to create a change. Read More
Posted In: Our Potential, Personal Transformation Posted On: June 24,2014
Of course, it’s important to make goals, and of course, it’s important to work hard to reach them. But what happens when we are so focused on our goal that we miss opportunities that are handed to us along the way? What happens when we spend 30 years working in order to retire and then reach that place and say, “Now what?” Some people work and work and work in order to eventually have the freedom to spend more time with their kids, but then by the time they get to that ”eventually,” their kids don’t even know who they are. It is human nature to forget that from the moment we enter this world to the moment we leave, we carry a spark of the Light of the Creator within us. Even though we might have aspirations, desires, and a place where we want to be, the energy of the Creator is here right now, in this day, right here in this moment. As spiritual beings, our primary goal is to live life to the fullest. Sometimes the road is rocky and full of hurdles that we must jump, but we mustn’t... Read More
Oftentimes, there is a quiet voice inside of us that nudges us and says, “Don’t do that. That’s not the way…” This is the voice of the Light. Then there is another, much louder voice, the voice of the Desire to Receive for the Self Alone. This voice says, “Go ahead. Big deal…it’s only once…it’s not going to bother you. Take a little extra…cheat a bit, your partner won’t know the difference...” The question we need to ask ourselves is this: What is it that we want out of life in the end? Is it a few moments of pleasure that we want, or is it the spiritual elevation that come with being victorious against temptation? Many great things in this world start with a few people against the many. If you look at any movement that has had a significant positive impact on this world, it usually started with one or two individuals who decided to challenge the status quo and think differently than the rest. For us, the quiet voice of the Light is like the few, while the voice of the Desire to... Read More
Posted In: Well Being, Sharing & Receiving, Balance, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: June 20,2014
When we receive without sharing, the result is stagnation. Just as trapped water becomes rotten, so, too, does Light energy become fouled when its flow is blocked. There is nothing wrong with receiving—we’re supposed to receive—but if there is no sharing, then what we receive is limited and unfulfilling. Read More
Posted In: Planting Seeds, Speech, Happiness, Personal Transformation Posted On: June 19,2014
The more conscious we are of our words, thoughts, and actions, the more positive seeds we will plant. When we feel the Light within us and consider other people, we will find happiness and blessings. We have to be willing to make room for the Light, because if we aren’t willing to make room for it, we can’t ask why we aren’t receiving it. Read More
Posted In: Soul Mates, Dating, Family, Friendship, Marriage, Relationships, Well Being, Love Posted On: June 18,2014
Most relationships function because of emotional need, financial reasons, or a fear of being alone. But a true relationship between souls is one in which one soul complements the other. When one soul is down, the other’s strength lifts it up, and vice versa. The two souls function and act as a whole, a complete unit. This is part of what it means to love. Read More
Oftentimes as we ascend the spiritual ladder, our experiences become more difficult. So we need to learn to navigate around the slings and arrows that we may encounter on the spiritual path. We need to be able to say, “I don’t like this situation, but I know I’m in it because there’s something that I need to learn. Whatever the reason for this difficulty, I have certainty that it is for my ultimate personal good. Read More
Posted In: Well Being, Overcoming Challenges, Fears, Self-Esteem Posted On: June 16,2014
Many of us spend a lot of time and energy cleansing our body by detoxifying ourselves with wholesome foods and juices. While this is surely important, we need to understand that we must also cleanse our mind and spirit. We need to overcome our fear of being ourselves so that the people around us can learn to honor and respect us for who we really are and not for and not for being somebody else Read More
Posted In: Relationships, Well Being, Human Dignity Posted On: June 13,2014
Part of our purpose is to be able to look at another person and see the good in him or her, instead of, as most of us do, looking at someone and immediately seeing the faults. If we have the capacity for simple kindness, simple love, and simple compassion inside ourselves, then we have everything. Read More
Posted In: Our Potential, Personal Transformation, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: June 12,2014
To answer this question, let me give you a simple analogy. First off, I want you to imagine that no one in the world knows what baseball is or how to play. Now imagine gathering the finest soccer players or cyclists or freestyle swimmers in the world and then putting them all on a baseball diamond and telling them to play ball. Even though they have so much athletic potential, they still won’t be able to play the game. Why? Well, first off, because they don’t know the rules. And second, they don’t know how to use the tools (the baseball bats, gloves, and ball). There is another game that we all play: the Game of Life. Kabbalah gives us the rules and teaches us how to use the tools for this Game of Life. By practicing what we learn, we can manifest our potential and win the game. Read More
Posted In: Desire, Sharing & Receiving, Kabbalistic Concepts Posted On: June 11,2014
We always need to ask ourselves why we do what we do and want what we want. Let’s say, for example, I want to have the most gorgeous house or the most amazing parties. Why do I want these things? Is it because I want people to know who I am, admire me, or respect me? Or, is it because I want people to feel at home in my house so that we can share with each other? To grow spiritually, we need to strive to have a consciousness of sharing. Do I desire x,y, and z only to boost my own ego and comfort? Or do I want them so that I can share more with the world? Read More
Posted In: Appreciation, The Soul's Journey, Well Being, Human Dignity Posted On: June 10,2014
Each one of us has our own path to traverse, our own way of bringing ourselves closer to the Light of God. Nevertheless, we can never forget our roots. Even though our parents or those closest to us may not be who we want them to be, or may not agree with our ways, or may not agree with who we are, we must remember to treat them—and every person, in fact—with respect and human dignity. We may not agree with the way our parents raised us and we may not raise our kids that way, but we must never forget that if our soul hadn’t chosen to enter our body and to grow in that environment, then perhaps we might not have gotten to where we are today. 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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