Counting the Omer

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In life, you are either moving forward or falling backwards, there is no such thing as stasis and as such, there are only two pathways our souls can travel in life, they either embark on the path of elevating or falling. There is always a balance between positive and negative, good and evil, Light and darkness in ...

All the Light You Want

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Everywhere we look there are festive decorations on doorways and lamp posts, shop front, and billboards. Holiday melodies circle our heads, "It's the most wonderful time of the year." They fill the air in our local coffee shops and grocery stores. It’s almost impossible not to get swept up in the revelry, and we should celebrate! ...

Giving & Living Gratitude

By Wednesday, November 25, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 6

Grocery lists, guest lists, to-do lists. You’ve thought of it all. You’ve placed Uncle Grant at the other end of the table from Cousin Esther, you’ve done your best to recreate Grandma’s marshmallow covered yams, you’ve brokered a treaty between ruffled siblings and let’s not even mention that you’ve been up since 5am basting and ...

The Curiosity Cure-All

By Thursday, November 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 7

Kabbalists teach that our purpose in this world is to change our nature and one of the most powerful tools we’re given is this idea: Get uncomfortable. If you are content and comfortable then it’s likely you aren’t pushing yourself on your spiritual path.    This idea begs us to take a look around and shake things ...

No Small Thing

By Thursday, April 2, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 9

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama   Even an infant, when they hear another baby cry, will begin to cry. That is just the first step in developing our capacity to understand and identify with others. Empathy is, figuratively, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes and is the foundation ...

Begin Anew: Pesach

By Friday, March 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 9

  Pesach (Passover) begins next Friday night and the kabbalists teach that it presents us with an opportunity that we only get one day a year. The opportunity, for each of us, is to disconnect completely from negativity. Negativity is all things that do not elevate us, that create separation between ourselves and other people, and ...

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