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Freedom From Chaos

By Thursday, July 2, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 1

In the U.S. we are about to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July. This day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, which was a formal statement of freedom from England (now the United Kingdom). It seems a particularly appropriate time to think about the concept of freedom and what it ...

Beware of the ‘easy’ life: challenges are opportunities

By Thursday, July 10, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I’m spiritual. I’m generous. I share my time and my love. I am a good person; therefore, I’m protected from negativity. I’m spiritual, so nothing bad can happen to me.   This is an illusion that even I’ve fallen prey to, thinking that leading a spiritual life inoculates us from turmoil and difficulties. This couldn’t be further from the ...

Planting Trees: Happy Father’s Day!

By Friday, June 13, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

fa·ther ˈfäT͟Hər/ noun: a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child I laughed when I read this because I couldn’t think of a definition less ‘fatherly’. Undoubtedly, the word ‘father’ means many things to many people, and its role in relation to us changes throughout the years. I have learned a lot ...

Regret-Me-Not

By Friday, June 6, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Kabbalah teaches us that we often don’t grasp a principle the first time we hear it (or even the 10th time!) so it behooves us to revisit some key lessons. This week one issue seems to be arising time and time again… regret. This blog was posted back in 2012 but let’s revisit it and perhaps ...

United We Stand

By Thursday, May 29, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

How do you bring two divergent things together? If for instance, you wanted to boil water on a fire… you can’t just throw the water on the flame; that would extinguish the fire and you’d lose all the water! You have to put something between the elements. It is not until the moment we introduce a ...

Nothing Happens Until You Decide 

By Thursday, May 22, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

  Although I live a somewhat public life, I do believe that some things are sacred. And to protect those things we cherish, we must conceal them. The Zohar says, “…concealed is the place whence all blessings issue. Therefore, when the utterances of man are in secrecy, blessings are upon him.” –Zohar, Pekudei 126 On the other ...

Love the Opposition

By Thursday, May 15, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

This Sunday is Lag B’Omer and the Death Anniversary of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai. Kabbalists explain that on the anniversary of a righteous person leaving this world, all of the Light (energy) they manifested in their lifetime is available to us. The righteous leave behind an imprint of their deeds on the world—leaving the entirety of their wisdom and ...

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